April 8, 2020
In this Issue:
A webcast fundraiser for UNICEF, to benefit children affected by COVID-19 in East Asia and the Pacific will be held Wednesday, April 15, from 9am.
Local law firm Barefoot Law have produced a range of letter templates to assist those severely financially impacted by COVID-19.
Not being able to socialise, or go to work, or be abroad for any but officially approved purposes certainly gives a body room to think.
Small businesses across NSW struggling with COVID-19 shutdowns will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced by the NSW government last week.
With many people staying at home, the downside of isolation is the rise in domestic violence (DV).
Byron Youth Service have partnered with the Northern Rivers Pantry Project to collect donated items and distribute them to families hit hard at the moment.
With Council’s controversial Byron bypass project along Butler Street continuing into stage two, it’s emerged pre-clearing surveys and a species relocation report are to be published after the clearing has been completed.
In Australia, Gen Z, for the first time in their lives, are feeling the direct implications of a worldwide health and economic crisis and young people are looking to each other for signs of hope and stability.
The Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre and the chamber say they have pooled their resources to help the town’s businesses survive the COVID-19 crisis wave and prepare for the comeback.
Now is the time to spend in our community, and an increasing number of locals have been getting out of the ‘Panic Aisle’ at Woolies and buying from the local stalls around the place. One of the benefits of...
Suffolk Park residents Scott and Gemma Levy moved to Byron four years ago to raise their young family in a healthy, happy and beautiful environment. They were married on the beach at Broken Head when their son Skyler was just...
At a time when everyone is bunkering down – staying indoors… everyone’s favourite rock’n’roll rabbit, King Bunny – aka Andy Walker, has decided not to hold back, but to digitally release Bunny Racket’s popular Rock ‘n’ Roll Animals along...
Music and Culture in the Byron Shire from 8 April, 2020
I hate this world behind doors, behind a screen. This strange diluted reality where our only freedom is walking a dog. My dog is exhausted. My dog is missing his alone time. I’m fucking tired of mine. My dog keeps looking at me with that ‘Why are you still here? Aren’t you going out?’ expression.
Dr Dan Ewald practices as a GP on Lennox Head and says his clinic has been inundated with phone calls from people wanting the flu vax during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two hearty cheers for ScoMo and his $130 billion JobKeeper package. If it had been a couple of weeks earlier it would have been three, but let’s be grateful for what we have got.