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November 28, 2021

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COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

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Public access to Bruns foreshore reduced by Reflections, say residents

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Cartoon of the week – 24 November, 2021

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Nesting boxes help keep wildlife safe

While many locals are being driven out of their homes by increasing rents and a shrinking housing supply, the dwindling forests of the region have created the need to increase Wildbnb – that is, nest boxes for the struggling wildlife.

Karma Indian Café, Byron

With a back story of love, good karma and street food from two completely separate states of India, it’s no wonder that Karma Café is one of the most popular Indian restaurants around.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2021

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Rejected Byron mayoral candidate vows to fight on

While the NSW Electoral Commission have rejected Tom Barnett’s nomination for Byron Shire Mayor in the upcoming Council elections, he has vowed to fight on.

Some of the items found at the alleged drug lab in Bangalow in January. Photo NSW Police
Some of the items found at the alleged drug lab in Bangalow in January. Photo NSW Police

A man police allege is the sergeant at arms of the Ballina chapter of the Rebels Motorcycle Club appeared in Southport Magistrates Court yesterday to face a range of new police charges.

Police raided the Bangalow home of Jamie Adams, 31, on January 28, seizing marijuana, guns and money, and alleged the property was used as a clandestine methamphetamine lab.

They also arrested Mr Adams on the same day on the Gold Coast.

Following further inquiries by Queensland police attached to strike force Maxima, Adams was rearrested on Wednesday night (April 30) and charged under Queensland law as a ‘vicious lawless associate’ and being in possession of methamphetamines and cocaine.

He was also charged with possession of explosives and drug driving.

In a statement, acting detective superintendent Brendan Smith of Taskforce Maxima said the operation ‘reflects the ongoing co-operation between Queensland and NSW police’.

‘These gangs attempt to exploit state borders in an attempt hamper law-enforcement efforts, but the success of this operation obviously illustrates law enforcement works together to successfully target their criminal activity regardless of where they live and operate,’ he added.

Mr Adams was denied bail and is due to reappear in court on May 8.

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