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September 27, 2021

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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.

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Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.

Tweed River House

S Haslam I took a couple of pics at my pre-opening meal last week at Tweed River House, due to...

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.

Ziggi Browning, Mullumbimby.

Govcorp Inc is media blitzing their latest advertising trademark Aspiration™ in their latest effort to sell us their trickle-down economics theory.

That’s right sheeple, you should all aspire to rise through sedimentary layers of society. With a little bit of luck and a pinch of ruthlessness you too can be part of the wealthy elite! Just go out and get one of those high paying jobs like the people in government got.*

*Insider connections subject to limited availability, free tertiary education no longer available.

I call bullshit on this mantra of ‘aspiration’. It sums up fundamental problem of conservative economic rationalism. We shouldn’t aspire to end up on top of a pile that’s propped up by poor masses. And our government should strive to not leave people behind rather than justify it with a slogan.


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Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

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