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New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

Other News

Byron and Tweed lockdown to end at midnight!

The lockdowns in the Byron and Tweed local government areas will end at midnight tonight, with no further cases having been detected in either area.

Large Wilsons Creek Community Title given green light

Plans for a 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek will proceed to the next stage of the planning process, without further amendment, despite the community expressing concerns around flooding and traffic safety.

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.

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Michael McDonald, Bairnsdale VIC

Congratulations to the Brunswick Valley Historical Society for making history itself. The Society produced a fine four-part series of films, meticulously edited and directed by local filmmaker Sharon Shostak, on the arrival of the ‘new settlers’ in the 1970s and its repercussions, mostly positive, among the wider community.

Many of those settlers are still among you, busily creating and gardening and dancing (where permissible). I hope those in the hill tribes have not been too disheartened by Council’s ham-fisted approach to its illegal-dwellings ‘policy’.

Perhaps the human race has more history ahead of it to record, at least for some alien archeologists to uncover a few millennia from now.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

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