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October 24, 2021

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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

Other News

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

The announcement of the 2014 Boomerang Festival not going ahead demonstrates the critical importance of arts funding to maintain a vibrant arts and cultural sector. Without government backing in the modern world we will never be able to just depend on the input of the private sector to ensure the flourishing of the arts.

Arts and culture are an expression of who we are as people. The arts provide colour, meaning and vibrancy to our lives. Without it we are in danger of being defined as merely economic units in a cold and lacklustre world. I hope for a government that understands this fact. I hope for a government that supports the arts.

Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner

 


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