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July 28, 2021

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$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

Other News

A disappointing limbo? Byron candidates on delayed council elections

Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

Bumbling Berejiklian

Keith Duncan, Pimlico The chooks have certainly come home to roost for the corruption riddled NSW government and ‘our’ scandal plagued...

Vax zombies

Paul Stephen, Yamba Will Ash denounces The Echo for being pro-vax (9 July). The Echo is just being pro-science, and supporting...

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

A flyer circulating within the community is making claims against the government's COVID-19 powers, and provides supporting legislation, claiming...

Highest Hapki yusul award given to former Rosebank resident

Ross Kendall Jarrod Taylor has received the Ninth Dan – the highest award in Hapki yusul, the martial art from...

Artificial reefs for coastal erosion control

The building of seawalls has been the subject of a controversial court case brought against BSC in recent years. What are the other options?

Sapoty Brook, Wilsons Creek

In response to Geraldine Crumpton’s letter (20 January), Byron Shire’s North Coast Climate Action Group formed one of the first transition towns in Australia (search: Transition Byron Shire) in 2009.

Transition Byron Shire brought the work of Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) into the Shire and that resulted in a partnership of BZE with Byron Shire Council. That eventually resulted in the formation of Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) (zerobyron.org) in 2015 and the Shire’s goal of zero net emissions by 2025.

ZEB is making significant progress in solar energy, promotion of electric vehicles, tree planting, and waste composting, but there is much more to be done, urgently. Subscribe to the ZEB newsletter; ideas and volunteers are always welcome.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Great initiative Sapoty !!
    Yes a worthy cause
    However until i see you young
    Millennials go hydrocarbon free
    Regarding your carbon footprints on earth
    How can we take this great work seriously?
    Keep up the good work !!
    Barrow ..

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