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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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The PM’s report from the National Cabinet meeting yesterday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a media statement about the meeting yesterday of the National Cabinet.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

COVID strategy

Our PM and premier have decided to fall back on the old ‘Dunkirk Strategy’: Retreat, withdraw and claim a...

Carjacking in Ocean Shores, warrants issued

A young Ocean Shores man and his friends were recently held captive at knife-point and driven to Coolamon Scenic Drive by two young men before they escaped unharmed.

Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

The Mullum Indian Restaurant is situated, conveniently, a short drive from town, at the Mullumbimby Golf Club and...

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail will soon be a reality with three sections, 54km of the planned 130km, now fully funded by the State and federal government.

Riding or walking along this amazing corridor, free of cars in beautiful nature, will be ready with the first section opening by the end of next year. We anticipate the trail will draw tourist dollars inland creating supplemental business every day of the week. The success of these three sections will further strengthen the support for the completion of the rest of the trail.

We are very excited that the physical trail will soon be experienced by all, connecting villages, towns and shires across a spectacular world class heritage region!

Marie Lawton, Byron Bay 


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