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Editorial – Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

Tweed Council to sponsor community events

With disasters like fires, floods and pandemics, still smouldering in our recent memory, Tweed Shire Council wants to know if you have an event that will help the Tweed community reconnect and celebrate after tough times?

Bangalow clinches thriller in rugby derby against Byron Bay

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NSW Farmers: post-flood job losses are devastating

People need jobs if an area is to survive and many businesses have been crippled when successive major floods devastated the region earlier this year.

Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

This week many schools across the state will be closed for cleaning and rebuilding after last week’s flood event.

Some local Department of Education Public Schools will become operational again tomorrow. You can consider sending your child to a nearby operational DoE school if it is safe to do so, but you need to contact your current school and the intended school before doing so.

If you have internet access, you can also consider that your child can do learning from home through the DoE’s Learning from home hub.

A list of both public and independent schools that are closed owing to the floods and ongoing clean-up can be found here.


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