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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.

Time to ride the election cycle

Bicycle advocacy is vanishingly rare in our community. Amid all the noise about net zero, my search for bicycle advocate candidates to vote for on Saturday only turned up vague references to ‘reducing our reliance on cars’ and ‘increasing public transport connectivity’. The closest thing to policy was: ‘It’s time to create bike paths all over the Shire.’ 

Margarita, anyone?

Simon Haslam Sure, Christmas is coming, but before that is a generous round of pre-Christmas drinks and the chilled-out vibe...

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Call for feedback on new Lismore skate park plan

Lismore City Council is calling on local skaters to provide insight into the design of a potentially new skatepark in the Lismore CBD.

Stories about "backpacker":

A family and community’s heart still aches for Théo

Today it is one year since Belgian backpacker Théo Hayez walked out of Cheeky Monkey’s in Byron Bay – he was last sighted by a security camera as he walked away from the club

‘Bless you all’ – Théo’s family issue emotional statement to Byron community

The family of missing teenager Theo Hayez have issued a heartfelt statement of thanks to the Byron community after arriving back in Belgium.

Théo’s dad says he’ll be back

It’s six weeks today since Belgian backpacker Théo Hayez disappeared after a night out in Byron Bay, and after weeks of searching, his parents Vinciane Delforge and Laurent Hayez will head home to Belgium tomorrow.

Call for CCTV footage to help find missing backpacker Theo Hayez

The team of volunteers searching for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez have made an impassioned plea to local residents business owners to provide CCTV footage for any sign of the 18-year-old on the day of his disappearance.

Théo Hayez’s family on their way from Belgium – On ne lâche pas!

Over 350 people have donated over €20,000 (almost AU$35,000) to help the family of missing backpacker Théo’s Hayez, to come to Australia and help with the search.

Serious crash – Alstonville

A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...