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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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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.

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.

Cartoon of the week – 24 November, 2021

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Public access to Bruns foreshore reduced by Reflections, say residents

Brunswick Heads residents are concerned that the managers of the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park are failing to stick to a court-ordered plan for the park, resulting in a potential loss of public access to the precious Brunswick River foreshore.

84 people in 7-day COVID lockdown in Byron Bay

A new case of COVID-19 in Byron Bay has led to the lockdown of 84 people for seven days.

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby.

Does Mark Franklyn think we’re all airy-fairy idiots in Mullumbimby? In his ad in last week’s Echo he says his proposal for a vegan yoga retreat, that he says would have a potential maximum capacity of 300 guests but in my opinion would be capable of accommodating 2,800 people, would only be open to people who are on ‘the inner journey.’ What does that mean, and who will monitor if they pass his test?

It is for ‘the seeker of the truth.’ Give us a break. Isn’t it for capital gain?

Mullumbimby probably has more yoga rooms than Byron Bay. All of them small, friendly concerns run by good local people honestly earning a living?

But what about the people who live in Mullumbimby.

We’ve already had to complain to the police about noise coming from an event held on the site, Mr Franklyn. You live far enough away from the site so it doesn’t affect you.

The most beautiful thing about Mullumbimby is it’s peace and quiet. That’s why we live here. I am not against development. Places grow, fair enough. But it is outrageous that a developer would happily ruin the ambience of a unique little village for yet more bucks in the bank, and use the ‘spiritual’ platform to justify such a ‘vision’.

If Mr Franklyn really wants to make, as he says in his ad ‘a personal response to a traumatic world and contribution to the wellness movement’, then he should avoid traumatising the people of Mullumbimby and plan his large-scale developments in an appropriate area. Om Shanti!


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