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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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ScoMo does it again

ScoMo recently travelled from the ACT to Sydney, not something to be recommended at the moment. What is an essential...

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I...

COVID update includes trial of home quarantine

When media were told that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian would be at today's 11am update, we expected big news – the Premier said last week she would only attend the updates if it were important news.

COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We are not for sale

It seems content creators are running out of ideas to make cheap TV. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you lose your ethics! Here’s a few quick pitches: How about a show about chubby rich women trying to drop weight by living in Ethiopia with a malnourished family for six weeks? No?

Paul & Wendy Greenfield, Sawtell

Congratulations to councillors on the proactive decision to continue with the clothing-optional (CO) area at Tyagarah Beach and for the trial period with lifeguards. We found this section of beach is welcoming and pleasant during our first visit for a long time over the weekend.

Couples and singles were using the CO status along with those who did not wish to be swimwear free. Both groups used the flagged area side by side, mixing, swimming, body surfing and communicating.

The media regularly remind us of the spate of drownings on our beaches, so to have a flagged area, being policed under the watchful eyes of the trained lifeguards, is extremely proactive. We believe with the correct mix of authority and safety, Tyagarah Beach will only continue to encourage singles, couples, and families on both sides of the fence, to use this section of beach, and in harmony.

We’re aware of the undesirable elements that previously branded this section of beach; however, with the various authorities coming together to provide a safe and respectful environment, there’s a marked improvement in the experience of going to Tyagarah Beach.

We are grey nomads, and we pass through here regularly with Mullumbimby as our base. Although we do not contribute to rates we pay caravan park fees, use local supermarkets, purchase fuel, visit doctors, chemists, hotels, restaurants, and various other utilities.

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