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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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Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination...

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

When is a sock not a sock?

A sock is not talked about much – it’s a simple device that is very well known. As the world...

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

Stories about "Australia Day Award":

Byron High closing the gap for Indigenous students

Three past and present Indigenous Byron Bay High School students have been successful in this year’s Australia Day awards.

Council reverses decision on moving Australia Day ceremony 

Council have backed down on a decision to hold Australia Day citizenship ceremony on a different day, owing to a breach of the Australian Citizenship Ceremonies Code.

Community leaders recognised in Australia Day awards

The 2018 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year was awarded to Barbara Upson-Shaw who was recognised for her extensive contribution to the community over many years. Mayor Simon Richardson said Barbara’s service was truly inspirational.

Sporting stars recognised at Australia Day Awards

Over-85s tennis star Margaret Fisher was a local Australia Day Award winner along with Ben Dickens and Anthea Warne. At a ceremony in Ocean Shores...

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.