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New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

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Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Pre-Accelerator program on offer

Those seeking to start a business, or with an early-stage business are encouraged to apply for one of four subsidised program places through the Sourdough Business Pathways Pre-Accelerator Program.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the...

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

Cartoon of the week – 22 September, 2021

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Stories about "crown land":

Byron council removes beach shower on Crown land

Michael Balson, Upper Wilson’s Creek.  Last Friday I was about to wash the sand off my dog at that fabulous shower in the reserve opposite the...

‘Bulldozer Baird’ now sets sights on Crown land

John Young, 
Architects for Better Planning
. The handling by Bulldozer Baird's governmentof Crown Land in NSW has the potential to explode suddenly, like a hidden land mine or IED in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Nat MLC opposes Suffolk Park land sale

North coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin says he has today met with education minister Adrian Piccoli to express his ‘strong opposition to any plan to sell off open space in Suffolk Park owned by the Education Department.’

Labor, Greens call for end to govt Suffolk Park land sale

Labor’s north coast spokesperson has today called on the Baird government to abandon plans to sell Byron Shire land currently used for playing fields and a community garden to property developers.

Secret Crown land sell-off plan under fire

A parliamentary report has found that government plans to sell off Crown lands are strongly opposed by communities, including those on the northern rivers.

Coalition wants to privatise our Crown land

Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads. The government's addiction to privatisation is to spread to our Crown lands by stealth which will see these very precious social, economic and environmental resources lost to the people of NSW forever.

Minister admits to misleading parliament over Crown land

In a rare and embarrassing back down for the NSW government, the Minister for Lands has apologised to Parliament for providing incorrect information on Crown Land leases that have commenced since 2012.

Stable door left open on Crown land

Ronni Hoskisson, secretary, Tweed Heads Pony Club. Without a wink or a nod to west and south Tweed residents, NSW deputy premier Andrew Stoner has opened the doors on Crown Reserve lands known as Tweed Heads Pony Club by freeholding the lands.

Nimbin’s ‘paper trail’ to stay on paper

Lismore City Council’s controversial plan to take over a ‘paper trail’ in the Nimbin area and turn it into a walking and cycling track has been ditched before a planned community consultation.

Bruns public land to be fenced, gated then sold?

Michele Grant. We constantly hear about the dangerous and irresponsible behaviour of young people, but it’s our political and business leaders that are the real vandals, destroying our towns and communities with inappropriate, sub-standard, poorly planned developments.

The circular economy in action

Life Cykel is a versatile, forward thinking and high ethos company that focuses on harnessing the circular economy and the great potential that mushrooms possess to create quality products for human, and planetary, health.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.