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September 27, 2021

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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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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...

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.

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Old Byron Hospital advisory group seeks members

Eight members for an advisory group are being sought to help shape a new ‘social impact-focused community hub’ at the Old Byron Hospital site.

Surfer and surf coach Karin. Photo Kim Carey

Surfing To Survive is a film about local surfer and surf coach Karin, with an invisible illness leading to disability, and will show at the Palace Cinema Byron on 19 March at 6.45pm.

The film will give an insight into Karin’s daily struggles owing to a rare illness. It shows how surfing and the ocean offer the energy to deal with her challenges and bring happiness. Interviews are held with surfer Pauline Menczer, Danny Wills, Ozzie Wright, health professionals, neighbours and more.

During the event local musician Mandy Hawkes will paint a musical picture of Karin’s life and Pauline Menczer will speak about her experience with Karin to raise awareness for invisible illness. At the end, the audience will have the chance to participate in a Q&A with Karin. For more information and ticket sales visit www.surfingtosurvive.com/film.


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