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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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Pineapples from Bangalow

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Voting options on paid parking

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Issue dividing the community

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What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Dogs need control

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Eric Wright’s children Robyn Faulks and (Ballina mayor) David Wright. Photo Eve Jeffery
Eric Wright’s children Robyn Faulks and Ballina mayor David Wright. Photo Eve Jeffery

An exhibition of historical Byron Bay photos by Eric Wright is now on display at the Byron Bay Library.

Ballina mayor David Wright says his dad Eric would be pleased with what has become of his hard work.

‘They have done a great job. They have respected his work and respected the history of Byron Bay’, he said.

‘He would have given a grandiose speech in his cap, a shirt and a pair of shorts.’


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