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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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Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

Tweed River House

S Haslam I took a couple of pics at my pre-opening meal last week at Tweed River House, due to...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We are not for sale

It seems content creators are running out of ideas to make cheap TV. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you lose your ethics! Here’s a few quick pitches: How about a show about chubby rich women trying to drop weight by living in Ethiopia with a malnourished family for six weeks? No?

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

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Schoolboys trek 130km for brain cancer research

Three Byron Bay teens have hiked from Cape Byron to Brooms Head, raising over $3,300 for brain cancer research and awareness.

Operation Backpack getting students set for school

After a successful program last year, Operation Backpack is on again.

How you can help bushfire survivors

Wondering what you can do to help our Northern Rivers neighbours impacted by devastating fires further south?

Not just tourists dumping trash

In a society based on constant consumption the increasing amount of rubbish being thrown at charities has become overwhelming.

Happy campers snag free Xmas sausages

There wasn’t a Santa cap in sight when Bungalora resident Derek once again spread his special brand Christmas cheer along the Ocean Way at Coolangatta Reserve. On Christmas morning he cooked up around 100 sausages and gave them away.

Just one meal a day

After growing up in Nashua near Bangalow India Nash decided to study languages at the University of Cambridge and is now spending a year in Quito in Ecuador working on the the eradication of child labour.

The ripple effect moves out from Byron

It began when Jacqui Boyett was living on a remote Fijian Island in 2012 and realised that she could really help the people where she was living and she hasn't looked back. Global Ripple continues to help a wide range of communities around the world including in Nepal, Kenya and Cambodia.

The chance kindness of strangers can lead to amazing things

Helping children and vulnerable communities in South Africa is what the Kindling Foundation does and now you have a chance to get involved. Jen Kyna

Byron family’s Durban sojourn becomes a labour of love

Two years ago, Byron Bay family the Knoetzes sold off their belongings and headed for Durban, South Africa, a city so overpopulated in can no longer withstand the flood of people coming into the city. So captured were they by the broken and poor community, that they initiated the Love & Hope Project in response.

Seeing the need to prevent blindness

Cycling 3000 kms to raise money for thee Fred Hollows foundation Hugo Crabb says part of his inspiration come from the time he has spent living in Byron Bay and all of the amazing supportive people he has met.

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.