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Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 21 July, 2021

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Male incontinence bin trial at Banora Point Community Centre

Highlighting the issue of gender equality at the Tweed Shire Council meeting Councillor Katie Milne put forward a notice of motion for a trail continence bin for men at Banora Point Community Centre.

Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.

Lismore Hospital redevelopment site temporarily closed after COVID-19 exposure risk

Work at the Lismore Base Hospital Stage 3C redevelopment site was temporarily paused late on Tuesday 20 July over COVID exposure risks.

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Cartoon of the week – 21 July, 2021

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BOM annual climate statement released

The Bureau of Meteorology says 2020 was the fourth-warmest year on record for Australia, with the nation's temperature for the year 1.15 °C above the 1961–1990 average.

BoM predicts storms and flooding

The Bureau of Meteorology says there is now a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones for the North Coast.

Preparation the key for severe weather

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Severe Weather Outlook for October 2020 to April 2021, showing an increased risk of flooding for eastern Australia and tropical cyclones in the north.

Drought breaks records – again!

The drought in parts of northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland since January is officially the worst on record since 1900, while other areas have had total rainfall figures that are half the average.

BOM says it’s official: we’re hotter than ever

We often have moments between December and March when we think that this is the hottest summer ever. Well it turns out, this year it is!

Flood Watch issued ahead weekend weather in north east NSW

The wet weather likely to continue over the NSW/QLD coastal border region over the weekend, with heavy falls possible in Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Sunday and Monday.

Powerful swell for coast until at least Saturday

A powerful swell is predicted for the NSW coastline and a warning has been issued for the entire NSW coastline with the powerful conditions forecast to last until at least late Saturday.

Burringbar flood meeting a success with more to come

The flood information evening held in Burringbar last Tuesday 9 May was a great success and addressed issues ranging from the M1 contributing to flooding and clearing waterways to resolving disputes with insurance companies.

El Nino to stay for the rest of 2015: BoM

A drought-inducing El Nino will be with us until the end of the year at least, while the Indian Ocean may also conspire to cut rainfall in Australia.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #187 God’s special fx

Thanks to climate change, the weather is no longer a boring topic. Try 'exciting' and 'volatile’, so much so Mandy's husband is always on the BOM site, even in bed. WATCH VIDEO

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.

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Spyware unplugged – New software attacks cast a light on cybersecurity

A major investigation conducted by news organisations has found that governments around the world may have been spied on by a malicious software called Pegasus.

COVID traveller at Ballina Airport and North Coast sewage test results

A public health alert has been issued after a positive COVID-19 case travelled on the Virgin Australia flight VA1139 from Sydney, arriving in Ballina on 14 July at 11.45am.