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Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

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Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

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One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Statistics published recently revealed what many of us have feared. That is, our beloved Shire with its diverse population has probably the lowest rate of vaccination in NSW. This is apart from remote, isolated, sparsely populated LGAs out west who don’t have our usual great numbers of visitors.

I am quite scared that further restrictions and lockdowns may be applied to Byron Shire if the percentage of our population (you know who you are) continues to reject vaccination. We do need to protect ourselves and others, including health care workers, from the severe impact of this virus that is destroying lives around the world.

Please think of everyone in our midst because, apart from illness, we may find ourselves isolated when the rest of the State resumes ‘normal’ life and business, and many previous entitlements and freedoms become inaccessible to those who are not vaccinated. And yes, I have read and heard all the arguments against vaccination!

Our community usually works together and sadly the division is becoming deeper and affecting many.

Carole Gamble, Mullumbimby Creek


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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.