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September 29, 2021

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A COVID summer: Limited vaccines and unhurried leadership leave Byron exposed

Lack of vaccines is responsible for low vaccination rate, not vaccine hesitancy. The impending lifting of the Sydney lockdown threatens people's health in the Northern Rivers and may lead to the region’s hospital capacity being overrun.

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Teacher shortage sparks campaign

Overseas and interstate STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teachers will be the target of a new campaign to boost teacher numbers in NSW public schools.

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.

Covid 19 virus fragments in Ballina Shire and Grafton sewage

The Northern NSW Local Health District says fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in samples taken from the North and South Grafton sewage treatment plants on 24 September.

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.

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did...

Storylines – Recognising the importance of gentle men

The world needs gentle men. A gentle man is someone who puts more into the world than he takes out. For me this is an adequate description of First Nations men.

Len Bates, Mullumbimby

I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the back dunes of Byron’s beach are fraying. I wonder if small amounts of fibre are coming apart from the bags and floating out to sea, affecting wildlife in the bay. How environmentally friendly they are?

It would seem to me that using rock would be a more natural option to protect the dune, followed by bulldozing back sand onto the beach at low tide – when there are no pippies – as a good option to protect and restore the beach.

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  1. The poly bags in the dunes at the front of the Byron Bay Surf Clubb got installed back in 1995 during the last high erosion period .

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Teacher shortage sparks campaign

Overseas and interstate STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teachers will be the target of a new campaign to boost teacher numbers in NSW public schools.

Storylines – Recognising the importance of gentle men

The world needs gentle men. A gentle man is someone who puts more into the world than he takes out. For me this is an adequate description of First Nations men.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Girls

This is a picture of my daughter and her friend looking out to sea. They don’t know I’m taking this photo. We’ve been walking the beach and the two have scrambled onto a rock to watch the sunset. They’re talking quietly as they look outwards to this world that they are to inherit.

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.