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September 28, 2021

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New COVID-19 cases in Byron and Kyogle

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

Other News

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.10.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

A smoothie operator

Mullum, the town with everything, now has its own new specialty smoothie bar...

Murwillumbah TAFE offers new course to meet pharmacy skills shortage

Murwillumbah TAFE has introduced a new course to meet the growing demand for local pharmacy services brought about by COVID-19.

Surf’s not up

Shame Byron Bay, shame

The only places we pay for parking in Brisbane is in the inner city, in high density areas, and now one shopping centre (over 3 hours).

Broken Head used to be a favourite surf spot, not any more.

I just travelled the length of the NSW coast and you are the only town I saw which charges for surfing.

So very un-cool

Colin Tree, Brisbane

Editor’s note: Point of clarification, Colin. It is the National Parks and Wildlife Service that is responsible for these changes, not Byron Shire Council. National Parks charges for access to a number of beach carparks in the region, including Grays Lane, Tyagarah, which has been pay-parking for many years.


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