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August 3, 2021

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Border bubble zone bursts thanks to COVID-19 cases in QLD

Anyone in NSW who has been in one or more of eleven particular Queensland local government areas since 21 July is required to self-isolate for fourteen days from their date of return, 'or until the notice is revoked', authorities said Monday.

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Shooting in Nimbin

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Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Be CaféSmart about a cuppa donation for homelessness charities

Most people would be shocked to know how close to homelessness some people in the community are – some people might be very shocked to know how close they themselves are to homelessness. It doesn’t take much.

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW)...

Greens Byron Shire councillor Sarah Ndiaye is the new deputy mayor. PHOTO: Tree Faerie

Greens member Sarah Ndiaye is the new Byron Shire deputy mayor after she was the only nominee in a council vote last week.

Deputy mayor positions across the Northern Rivers have been refreshed, with twelve months to go before New South Wales local government elections.

Cr Ndiaye won’t get a pay-rise with her new title unless she is asked to step in for the mayor at any time in the next year, in line with Byron Shire policy under state government law.

Both the mayor and the deputy mayor of Byron Shire are members of the Greens, as was already the case with former deputy mayor, Michael Lyon.

Ballina Shire councillors also met last week and voted unanimously for Eoin Johnston as deputy mayor.

Councillor Johnston says he isn’t a member of any political party and takes over from former Ballina Deputy Mayor Nathan Willis.

Independent Councillor Chris Cherry was re-elected as deputy mayor of the Tweed shire earlier this month and Lismore councillors elected Cr Darlene Cook.

Registered New South Wales voters will have a chance to vote for all members of local government on the twelfth of September next year.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. DO THEY UNDERSTAND THE VOTING SYSTEM?

    POP EYE HAS USED THE POWER OF DECEPTION
    OUR WILDERNESS IS BEING DESTROYED
    TREE BY TREE

    THIS SYSTEM CAN BE REVERSED.
    WE CAN DO IT
    NEVER GIVE UP
    THE CHANGE CAN HAPPEN INSTANTLY
    IT DOES NOT MEAN LIKE HONG KONG

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