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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Between the ten of them, Halie’s Seahorses swam a massive 127km and raised almost $6000.

Early morning starts are not a usual routine for chefs at the Ballina RSL Club. March was an exception when Chef Halie Welsh rallied some staff and friends together to take part in Ian Thorpe’s Laps For Life charity. A team of ten hit the Ballina Pool at 7am every day during March to raise funds For ReachOut’s Laps For Life challenge.
ReachOut supports young people suffering from mental health difficulties. The organisation provides practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything, from everyday issues to truly tough times – and the information they offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers too. Last year alone, ReachOut was there for more than 3.6 million people.
‘Sadly one in four young people in Australia are currently experiencing a mental health difficulty,’ said Halie Walsh. ‘But there’s an even bigger problem: 70 per cent of those who need help don’t get it,’ Halie added. Suicide remains the leading cause of death of young people in Australia.
Every member of Halie’s Seahorses swim team exceeded their personal lap goals. Between the ten of them they swam a massive 127km and raised almost $6000. Halie and the team would like to thank everyone who made donations towards their Laps for Life challenge.

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Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

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62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

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