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September 22, 2021


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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Other News

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

The Greens and Ballina Council

With the Greens announcing their intention to contest the Ballina Shire local government election to be held in December...

Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

NSW Regional Housing Taskforce to recommend holiday rental regulation changes

Regional Housing Taskforce Chair Garry Fielding says recommendations around short-term holiday letting regulations will feature in his report to planning minister Rob Stokes later this month.

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Chris Dobney, Binna Burra

How many covidiots does it take to ruin your week?

Just one, but the covidiot in question needs to be pretty damned determined.

Here’s an example.

1. Spend time with your wife in Sydney. She has COVID – but you don’t believe in it – so she has ‘a cold’.

2. Ignore the lockdown, abandon Sydney and head north to your ‘spiritual’ home, Byron. You don’t believe in COVID so it doesn’t apply to you (sovereign citizen perhaps?)

3. Bring the kids for extra spreading power.

4. Ignore all mask-wearing and check-in mandates – you don’t believe in them. You’d be welcome at Eden’s Landing.

5. Start looking for a place to settle in your ‘spiritual’ home. Everything’s too expensive in Byron and Lismore, so you end up in Casino. Spreading it far and wide.

6. Start feeling sick. It’s just a cold… no, a flu… oh, it’s getting worse…

7. Eventually succumb to a COVID test and end up occupying a valuable bed in a regional hospital.

8. Now the entire region is in lockdown. God knows how many people this covidiot has infected.

I wonder who’s looking after the kids.

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  1. Everyone who is not Covid ignorant, selfish or self entitled needs to boycott Eden’s Landing and all the other businesses that refuse to wear masks and let unmasked customers in. Never go to these selfish businesses again and send them broke. They do not belong here. If one does not believe Covid is a problem or one doesn’t want to have a vaccination that’s fine. But if for no other reason than to be unselfish, how hard is it to where a mask and check in and out? Are we that lazy? It’s incredible how selfish and arrogant one must be to refuse to be part of the broader community. Are you that weak you poor little babies, that you can’t handle wearing a mask? All across Asia people feeling unwell have been acting unselfishly for untold years for the sake of their communities. Shame on you that live and get about our community and refuse to respect the vast majority here. You are a spoiled lazy lot of selfish individuals to be sure.

  2. Chris,
    There is no such thing as a “covidiots”. They do not exist. they are normal Australians who ignore the rights of others.
    Now your writing style. Write it straight, delete the comedy and it will come out better.
    eg. 1 . Spend money with your wife in Sydney. She has COVID, but you can’t bear to be away from her. The fastest way to contact COVID is within the family.
    You have just increased the spread by 100 percent.


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

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Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

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