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May 19, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Warm vibe on a cool night

S. Haslam Wandana is a small local brewery set up in an ex-warehouse in the industrial estate of Mullumbimby, with...

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Barbara Roughan, Relocate Tweed Valley Hospital

In last week’s Tweed Valley Weekly, Geoff Provest is quoted, ‘I am disappointed with the Relocate Team spreading misinformation.’

Health Infrastructure are quoted, ‘if no agreement can be reached on the price of the land at Cudgen, the matter will be referred to the Valuer-General.’

This comes a week after Mr Provest said that the sale could go through as early as the next day. Is this misinformation, given that protracted negotiations are happening and perhaps compulsory site acquisition will have to be done?

Are the Health Infrastructure team guilty of misinformation as well when they will not clearly state that the current Tweed Heads Hospital will close as a hospital? By stating that some out-of-hospital services will be retained, they are deliberately confusing many residents who still believe that they will be able to be treated there. This is not so, as all existing hospital services will be transferred and relocated to the new Tweed Valley Hospital.

Our group of concerned farmers and residents are spreading correct information, trying to reach many older residents who don’t have access to the internet, and who rely mainly on the free papers for their news. We wouldn’t have had to deliver fact sheets to Tweed Shire residents if the truth had been told about the hospital closure from day one.

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