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November 28, 2021

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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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COVID fragments at Banora Point and Kingscliff and new venues of concern in Byron Bay

The Northern NSW Local Health District is urging residents in the Tweed Shire, particularly in the Banora Point and Kingscliff areas to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms following the detection of fragments of the virus in sewage samples.

Kingscliff Public School gets long-awaited upgrade

If you were wondering what is happening at Kingscliff Public School, construction is well underway on an upgrade.

On yer marks! get set – fundraise!

The Ballina Region for Refugees were part of a nationwide event on the weekend – a 5-kilometre fundraising walk on a drizzly, grey Sunday, but with spirits undampened. 

Editorial – A potted history of local elections

The election of the Byron Shire mayor and councillors on December 4 will be the ninth such poll this newspaper has covered.

84 people in 7-day COVID lockdown in Byron Bay

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Coming out of the Cave

It was 2018, and in this crisis we witnessed the best that the world can be. We all watched in nervous anticipation as cave diving hobbyists from around the world became experts in a rescue never before attempted. It showed the power of collaboration for a higher purpose. It showed true courage; of the men who risked their lives in the complex underground maze of caves, of the boys who maintained the most incredible calm, and of the parents who never gave up hope.

A local police officer gets a head massage during one of the region’s first protests. Image supplied

The Rainbow Region: the place to escape, the place to find yourself. The place where you can escape the impacts of things like microwave towers – or at least make the argument against them. The place where you can sit and meditate or get up and agitate against the prevailing apathy that accepts the grinding advancement of technological solutions without questioning their impact on the community or environment.

Opposition to the 45m NBN tower at Durrumbul is being brought into focus this Saturday 1 December from 2pm with some famous musos and barefoot dancing at Durrumbul Hall in Main Arm – the birthplace of the so much of the regions alternative culture.

The 45m tower will not only emit microwaves directly over a local preschool, primary school, and community gathering space; it will impact directly on many people who moved to the area to escape microwave radiation because they have electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

The event is highlighting the danger of the microwave radiation that the tower will emit over the community, local school and pre-school, and community gathering space. They are raising money to fight against the imposition of the NBN tower that is slated to transmit over the birthplace of alternative culture in the region.

There will be auctions of beautiful precious stones from the area valued at $1,000, raffles fund and frivolity so get your kids together, your dancing feet on, and maybe even bring a picnic (or enjoy the food and drink available for sale), and enjoy music from Shelbi, the Vaggaphonics and DJs Short Circuit, Big Foot and Strange Planet with plenty of surprises along the way. Live performances from Miley and the Milkshakes, Doin a little Thing and Maria & Shelly, and other great entertainment will make the hall rock.

Tickets are $20 on the door.

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