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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would...

COVID’s genetic solution?

A lucky few are unusually resistant to COVID-19. Scientists are trying to find a reason in their genes.

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually...

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

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

Stories about "animal welfare":

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

Being Vegan: Let me tell ya ’bout the birds and the bees (Part 1)

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: Why don’t vegans use eggs and honey?

Blasonato wants us to vote for animals

A tireless animal welfare and rights advocate, Cathy Blasonato has been announced as the Animal Justice Party (AJP) candidate for Ballina.

A Toulouse goose on the loose!

From Byron Shire to Singapore and back again – that is the story of the goose on the loose, its adventures and journey back to the loving arms of its happy young owner Hugh Bishop.

Govts ‘bad eggs’ on free-range

The decision by state and federal ministers on Thursday to define ‘free-range’ as up to 10,000 birds per hectare is a win for intensive...

Greens reintroduce bill to ban sow stalls

NSW Greens MP and animal welfare spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has reintroduced a Greens bill to ban sow stalls and farrowing crates for...

Puppy farms must be abolished now

Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW MLC and spokesperson for animal welfare. The closure and banning of puppy farms in NSW must be closed as a matter of urgency following various disturbing news reports over the weekend.

Kittens dumped in a big

Michela Brown, cat and kitten carer, Alstonville. A mid-morning phone call from a caring person in Nimbin: two very young kittens found in ‘an Aldi type’ bag on a quiet country road in the Nimbin area.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.