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September 22, 2021

Tweed group raises funds for typhoon victims

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Found – Have you seen Steve? Missing person

Mullumbimby man Steve Mustchin went missing at 11am this morning from Byron Bay Hospital and his family are asking locals to keep an eye out for him.

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Richmond MP Justine Elliot together with members of the Tweed Fillipino support group raising funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Richmond MP Justine Elliot together with members of the Tweed Filipino support group raising funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

While it may have disappeared from the news, the damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan remains a nightmarish reality for hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines.

Local MP Justine Elliot recently met with the Tweed Filipino Support Group, who have been raising funds for the Philippine Red Cross relief efforts.

Ms Elliot described the typhoon as ‘one of the worst disasters in recent memory, causing mass destruction, killing thousands and displacing countless others’.

‘The impact of the typhoon has been devastating to the Philippines. They had winds of more than 300km/h and flooding and landslides have left millions of people without food, clean water or permanent shelter.

‘The Tweed Filipino Support Group is appealing to the generous residents of our region to help support and alleviate the suffering of people affected by the typhoon,’ she said.

People able to assist are asked to send donations to: Filipino Support Group (Tweed), PO Box 508, Banora Point 2486.

All funds raised go the Philippine Red Cross.


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

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Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.