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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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Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

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.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Old Byron Hospital advisory group seeks members

Eight members for an advisory group are being sought to help shape a new ‘social impact-focused community hub’ at the Old Byron Hospital site.

Stories about "bee":

Ben’s passion for native bees

Ocean Shores Community Garden has recently had a rescued native bee hive installed, adding to the diversity and health of the garden and helping ensure vital pollination well into the future.

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.