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September 26, 2021

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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Other News

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

NSW Farmers want to plant foods to get their hands off ‘meat’

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Anoushka, Lae-Ella and Bella are working together to set up Rewire Youth Magazine. Photo supplied.

Young people on the Northern Rivers who have a point to make, have taken a photo or created artwork or have a question to ask are being sought. Rewire is a brand new youth governed magazine that is launching and they are looking for contributors.

If you are aged between 13 and 26 you can submit your work for potential inclusion in the magazine, you just have to have it in by 15 July. They are looking for submissions of written articles, poems, and photographs of a diverse range of art works.

‘This has been such a fun project already,’ says Anoushka Blake, who is working with Lae-Ella Sinniah and Bella Zanotti as the founder members of the Rewire Magazine.

‘We have been having regular zoom meetings with Lisa Apostolides, the project manager and director of Byron Youth Theatre, and now we are working face to face to get Rewire up and running.’

They will be producing quarterly editions with sections such as global issues, poetry, youth opportunities,’lessons I’ve learnt’ and key themed articles.

Rewire Magazine is a new initiative to give youth a voice on the Northern Rivers. Image supplied.

‘We’re also keen to receive jpegs of art works such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, fashion designs, collages and photography. A section, ‘Dear Charlie’, will also provide an opportunity for youth to ask questions on issues that concern them,’ said Anoushka.

Lae-Ella and Bella have been busy creating social media platforms under the guidance of Nigel Haslam where you can find out more details and submit your work.

They are still keen to get stories, both big and small, submitted so if you have an idea you’ve been wanting to express, raise, or talk about then now is the time to get it out there.

Rewire’s initial run has been funded by a Small Change Grant for Young People from Byron Council and the plan is to distribute Rewire throughout local schools, cafes and other locaitons.

For more information please visit Rewire or email [email protected].


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