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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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Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is...

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.’

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.

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

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.

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Knitting Nannas join MP to celebrate people power

The Ballina Knitting Nannas against Gas joined with Ballina MP Tamara Smith yesterday for 'a very merry knit-in, to craft the end of CSG in the region'.

Deputy premier wants region gasfield free

The campaign to keep the northern rivers gasfield-free has been boosted with deputy premier and Nationals leader Troy Grant calling for a halt to coal seam gas (CSG) in the region, a stand welcomed by longtime opponents of the industry.

Working toward a totally gasfield-free region

Dean Draper, Gasfield Free Northern Rivers coordinator. With state election results now finalised, Gasfield Free Northern Rivers is looking forward to a gasfield-free future for the northern rivers and working with new and returning MPs to continue the ongoing work of achieving a it.

Anti-gas protestors to target Nationals in Ballina

Anti-coal seam gas will converge on the Nationals campaign office in Ballina today to present 2200 ‘photo letters’ demanding a gasfield free region.

Parliamentary inquiry calls for a halt to CSG expansion in NSW

An upper house inquiry into CSG mining in the state has concluded any expansion of the industry should stop until all of the recommendations of the NSW chief scientist, Professor Mary O’Kane, are complied with.

Gas plan gives go-ahead in northern rivers

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has criticised the NSW Government’s recently released gas plan, saying it reopens the region to CSG mining, including within 200 metres of rural homes.

Carols against gas at Thomas George’s office

Lismore National Party MP Thomas George let carollers eat cake when they gathered outside his office to sing for a gasfield free northern rivers on Thursday.

CSG industry to be ‘reset’, but opponents sceptical

North coast National Party MPs say their government will buy back all existing coal-seam gas (CSG) licences in NSW under a plan to ’reset’ the CSG industry.

Gas shortage a furphy, Tweed council told

Tweed Shire Council is urging the Liberal and National coalition to support north coast communities opposed to coal-seam gas (CSG) by introducing an immediate ban on all CSG activities and licences in the region.

Gas licence application freeze a farce

Adam Guise, Greens candidate for Lismore. The coal seam gas license freeze, announced by the minister for resources and energy Anthony Roberts in March this year, is a farce and an insult to the people of the northern rivers after the minister confirmed that many license applications over the region continue to be processed.

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.