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January 26, 2022

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Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year

Jacqui Boyett, founder of the not-for-profit Global Ripple charity and op shop, is the Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year.

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January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

$2m upgrade for Kyogle CBD

Kyogle's town centre is going to get a $2.048m facelift, local MP Kevin Hogan has announced.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

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Chloe Butt (Lennox Head) gets her Fastest Female trophy from Winter Whales president Peter Bennett.

The 31st Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic held on May 6 had 1,116 entrants and was won by Riley Clout and Chloe Butt.

The entrant numbers were well up on last year’s 870; there were of 929 in the Classic event and 187 in the Mini event.

The charity event was organised by the Byron Bay Winter Whales.

Quickest

Men: Riley Clout (27:09 minutes), Blair Day (27:34) and Andrew Mewing (27:41).

Women: Chloe Butt (32:14), Natalie Wood (32:22) and Maddi Bloomberg (32:26).


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