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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

New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

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.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

COVID-19 update NSW, September 22

As Byron Bay and Tweed Shire enter on their first day of a snap lockdown, NSW recorded from 8 pm last night 1035 announced Premier Berejiklian.

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.

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby

Margo Kingston’s excellent article (3 March) speaks of Cathy McGowan’s efforts to positively disrupt our politics.

Two days of intense debate is getting to the nitty gritty. Compassion deficit syndrome in governments inevitably induces action paralysis when ethical covers are blown.

Caring, conscience and respect for the vulnerable are absent. We need to raise the calibre of those elected.

Abundant compassion amongst the silent majority can be harnessed to take charge of our destiny. Non-partisan community committees are capable of grading all candidates for political office; for their emotional intelligence and decency.

Expect this to catalyse the rapid breakup of hidden alliances, weaken party dominance, and place the balance of power with intelligent independents, while the parties reform themselves.

Back to McGowan, and taking rightful control of our country. Expect no support for creative initiatives from corporate media, since their profits thrive on fear mongering, negativity and party favours. Brave young abuse survivors are breaking the power gridlock, with ethical actions at the grass roots level of united people.

There are two powerful factors favouring independents. It will be far easier to find highly rated candidates from independents, than from party affiliates.

Failed economic policies favoured by major parties for COVID recovery, are exponentially widening the rich/poor divide, causing more anger and loss of support.

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Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

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.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.