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Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a...

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Hue and cry

Seeing and hearing all the kicking and screaming about our right to choose to not put on masks takes...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Will COVID Lose the Government their Next Erection ?

We are hearing about long covid and the many complex health issues that people are facing, long after the virus has passed through their system. I knew about that, but what I didn’t know about was that men who get covid are six times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.

COVID choices

The virus isn’t going anywhere – it’s here to stay. There are three real solutions. 1. Let the virus run...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

Next disaster

I am impelled to bring to your attention the next environmental disaster. We’ve had plastic bottles, single use plastic...

Moving on

In my seventy-eight years I’ve seen many changes, not only in Mullumbimby. The thing I notice most is how...

Stories about "Ballina airport":

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

45 Sydney-Ballina travellers exposed to COVID-19

Forty-five travellers from Sydney are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 and continue self-isolation on the Northern Rivers after sharing a flight with a confirmed case.

Avoid non-essential travel, social gatherings: Health Dept

The recent case of COVID-19 detected at Ballina-Byron Airport appears to have involved a young woman wearing a face mask, raising hopes that the virus may not have spread into the community.

COVID case flies into Ballina airport

A passenger on a flight from Melbourne to Ballina has been confirmed with COVID-19.

Labor commits $10m to expand Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Ballina Shire Council are looking to upgrade the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and are looking for support for their $10m application of government funding.

Visitors flying into Ballina get special treat

People visiting northern NSW are being treated to a special happy new year performance as they arrive at Ballina airport today.

Byron man arrested with drugs at Ballina Airport

Police arrested and charged a man with drug supply offences at Ballina-Byron Airport on Friday afternoon (June 16).

Mother of two denied bail over airport ice charge

A woman arrested with the drug ice at Ballina Airport on Sunday was already on a good behaviour bond for other offences, Lismore Local Court heard yesterday.

Major drug bust at Ballina Airport

Police say they seized more than quarter of a kilogram of ice from two passengers attempting to depart on a flight from Ballina Airport yesterday. In an unrelated incident, police in Goonellabah made more arrests after smelling cannabis coming from a parked car.

David Wright’s airport privatisation plan

Keith Willliams, Ballina councillor and mayoral candidate Ballina’s mayor for the last four years, David Wright, has a secret agenda to privatise the Ballina-Byron Airport if...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic suicide policies, which read like...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park