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September 29, 2021

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Be aware of swimmers at Cudgen Creek boat ramp at Kingscliff 

Tweed Shire Council are reminding swimmers and boat users to keep an eye out for each other particularly at the shared space around Cudgen Creek boat ramp at Kingscliff.

Other News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby

COVID incompetence and government stupidity is destroying society and accelerating the rich/poor divide. We need to take charge locally to save ourselves, as if state and federal governments are closed.

Government and corporate spin in pursuit of votes and profit, inevitably hide, override or distort the truth. We know they can’t be trusted.

Commercial media, for self-interest, provide GovCorp the spin they want. They are not free press.

But don’t let the complexity of myriad issues divide us. Caring people of great intellect, naturally lean in opposing directions on many virus issues.

Respect, patience and care are required in debates to discern truth and seek answers.

It is patently clear that mistrust and non-compliance spring largely from the light of intelligent debates by highly renowned, qualified, reputable people around the globe who are debating the science, equity, and legalities on a variety of platforms. (Removed reference to The Highwire and Bitchute – Ed)

Clearly, behind the false bravado, governments and their advisers are also unsure about the scientific conclusions from incomplete and manipulated data. Only time will tell.

Meanwhile, the ABC has the resources and legal responsibility to provide us with balanced debate. The way forward, and the enormous economic implications, must be based on truth and trust. Engage with these humanitarians and experts in debate! There is no credible national platform for free speech besides the ABC.

The nation’s political mess illustrates what science has shown. Constant anger, stress and fear of backstabbing operates from the lower brain. Experience shows we make shocking decisions in fight or flight mode.

Humans evolved a prefrontal cortex to facilitate an inclusive, compassionate society, as demonstrated in tribal cultures, where all people had a place. We’re on an evolutionary threshold to do that on a large scale.

So, plan for December LGA (local government area) elections, with practical independents replacing many of the partisan combatants.

This is just the region to shine some light on new concepts, while others observe. The ideas are out there. We’re looking to get everyone housed, fed, and engaged in useful self-motivated roles towards the greater good.

Global corporations hoard all the liquid currency. Why not provide our own with the local crypto currency? Some of our more visionary billionaire invaders might invest a bit, to ensure each community member has a pocketful.

What goes around comes around. It will free our local economy.

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  1. Cryptocurrency- one of the great sources of energy consumption, you haven’t thought that out- the richest people own all the companies allowing access to the internet. Might need 5g to power it, damn, COVID creating, out with the Alfoil caps.


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