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September 27, 2021

Live Music Roundup: Thursday 6 October, 2016

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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

Other News

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.

Old Byron Hospital advisory group seeks members

Eight members for an advisory group are being sought to help shape a new ‘social impact-focused community hub’ at the Old Byron Hospital site.

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Covid 19 virus fragments in Ballina Shire and Grafton sewage

The Northern NSW Local Health District says fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in samples taken from the North and South Grafton sewage treatment plants on 24 September.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Mental as Anything at the Ballina RSL on Friday 14 October
Mental as Anything at the Ballina RSL on Friday 14 October

Mental music

Having graced our stages, radio airwaves, record books, playlists, TV screens and award nights for close to 40 years, Mental As Anything are proud to announce the release of two brand-new singles: Shake Off Your Sandals and Goat Tracks in my Sandpit. Their contribution to the Australian music landscape was formally recognised in 2009 with their induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Catch them at the Ballina RSL on Friday 14 October at 8.30pm. Show $30.

Blip for Falls

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is calling on you to help select the next artist to grace the main stage alongside industry heavy weights Avalanches, Childish Gambino and Violent Soho! Readers are asked to vote for their favourite local act sponsored by specific media. The Echo is promoting Tralala Blip, an electronic outfit who have at the core of their originality the contribution of three members with disabilities. Powerful and joyous self-expression from those whose voices we don’t often hear.

To vote for Tralala Blip to keep spreading the love go to fallsfestival.com/byron-bay.

Dolphin entry

The entry deadline for the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards has been extended to Friday 14 October. Follow the link to enter nceia.org.au.

Repent & be saved!

Rock on Repentance is a family-friendly event raising funds to complete renovations and to continue with the general upkeep of Repentance Creek Hall.

The hall has been a focal point within the Rosebank community since 1937. With 10 bands from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Saturday at Repentance Creek Hall. 2.30pm.

The Loveys (formerly Ukeloveys) at the Drill Hall Theatre in Mullumbimby on Wednesday at 7.15pm
The Loveys (formerly Ukeloveys) at the Drill Hall Theatre in Mullumbimby on Wednesday at 7.15pm


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