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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

Other News

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Morrison’s craven cave to the QAnon cult – can he squirm out of this one too?

Monday night’s Four Corners program on ABC explained that two Australian lackeys of the American cult called QAnon – Tim Stewart and his son Jesse – are pushing the cult’s terrible excuse for a belief system.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

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New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.

One day only exhibition this Friday

For someone that drinks the amount of tea that Saffron Shand does it was no wonder that it ended up becoming part of his artwork.

Time to Raise The Dead in Brunswick

Have you ever wondered what would happen to the Addams Family if they headed to the Byron Shire?

New production springs into life at Brunswick Picture House

Integrated dance theatre group 'Sprung!!' will take to the stage next weekend for the original production of ‘French Café’ at Brunswick Picture House. Sprung!! is...

Art takes centre stage in Alice Springs for two local artists

Long term local artists and disability advocates Suzanne Whiteman and Jeremy Hawkes will be heading to Alice Springs next week as part of the Meeting Place conference to discuss the latest in arts and disability.

Disability surfing day looking for volunteers

Take the chance to help people with disabilities enjoy a surf by volunteering for the 'Let’s Go Surfing Day’ on Saturday, March 17 at Clarke's Beach, Byron Bay.

Biala Special School is excited to open their new playground

Biala Special School in Ballina is excited to be opening a new safer playground space today that was refurbished using a $30,000 grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.

Born to Dance

Elizabeth Venn, a delightful young resident of Ocean Shores, was awarded $2000 last week for her entry into a unique video competition looking at what is like to walk a day in her shoes.

New doco on disability rights movement

Defiant Lives tells the story of the rise and triumph of the disability rights movement, featuring some of the most impressive activists you've never heard of.

Managing challenging child behaviour

Parenting a child with a developmental delay or a disability can be challenging for the child, parents and family. The Stepping Stopes program is one approach to help carers and parents manage a child’s challenging behaviour

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.