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Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

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Taxi stolen at knifepoint in Tweed Heads

An investigation is underway after a taxi driver had his cab stolen at knifepoint at Tweed Heads.

Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

TGA grants Provisional approval of oral COVID-19 treatments

At last, some good news on the COVID front: the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the first oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

I wanted to give credit where it is due and thank the editor for the preferences article, which I thought was comprehensive, balanced and free from bias. Well done.

In answer to Suzie Deyris, I take my role as a custodian of my land in The Pocket very seriously and am in the process of regenerating and de-weeding with a focus on the creek areas. I ran for Council because of my commitment to our waterways and have a personal vision that we repair and regenerate every riparian zone in the Shire.

To Paul McCarthy and other concerned Byron Bay residents I give an unequivocal undertaking: there will be no increase in the Byron Bay town centre height limits during my watch as mayor. As Paul Bibby correctly states, the Byron Bay CBD has had an effective three-storey height limit since 1989. Successive Councils have upheld the CBD height limits for over 30 years, including ours. While I am not concerned by minor exceedances owing to lift overruns and stairwells, which prior to 2014 did not count as part of the height limit, we must remain vigilant and ensure the overall height limits remain unchanged, and I am committed to that.

Michael Lyon, Interim Byron Shire Mayor

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