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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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NSW Farmers want ‘meat’ to be removed from use on plant foods

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

COVID-19 update NSW, September 22

As Byron Bay and Tweed Shire enter on their first day of a snap lockdown, NSW recorded from 8 pm last night 1035 announced Premier Berejiklian.

Pre-Accelerator program on offer

Those seeking to start a business, or with an early-stage business are encouraged to apply for one of four subsidised program places through the Sourdough Business Pathways Pre-Accelerator Program.

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Boral plants in Alstonville and Lismore winding down

The Boral plants that have operated out of Alstonville and Lismore are now reducing their output and will only be operating to meet ‘customer requirements as necessary’ from July 31.

Ballina subdivision near asphalt plant challenged

The controversial use of the Ballina Mayor's casting vote to approve a subdivision within the buffer zone of the Alstonville Quarry and Asphalt Plant is being challenged at next weeks council meeting.

Ballina Council roundup

Key issues at last Thursday's Ballina Council meeting revolved around the proposed re-zoning of land at Skennars Head for developers Intrpac and the impact of sand quarries and asphalt plants on rural and residential zones.

Teven asphalt plant plan canned

Teven and Tintenbar residents were last night informed that an asphalt plant proposed for their area would not be proceeding after the owner of the site withdrew its approval.

Teven, Tintenbar residents say ‘no bloody way’ to asphalt plant

Ballina Shire Council mayor David Wright has refused to state his support or otherwise for a petrochemical plant that residents fear would be built near their rural Teven homes following a packed meeting that opposed it held last Saurday.

Teven residents face unwanted petrochemical plant

Teven Valley residents have been quick to respond to a proposed asphalt plant that would be located in the midst of their rural properties.

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.