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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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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

Murwillumbah TAFE offers new course to meet pharmacy skills shortage

Murwillumbah TAFE has introduced a new course to meet the growing demand for local pharmacy services brought about by COVID-19.

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

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.

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.

Stories about "dredging":

Richmond River dredging finally funded

The long-awaited dredging of the Richmond River mouth at Ballina and nearby North Creek will go ahead after the state government and Ballina Shire Council each lobbed in around a quarter of a million dollars towards the project.

Rehabilitation work starting at Ballina’s Fisherys Creek

After dredging carried out prior to Christmas to ensure better boat access to Fishery Creek, Ballina boat harbour will now see the removal of the final bags of dredge sediment.

Ballina, Kingscliff dredging completed for Christmas

More than $2 million of dredging has been completed in Ballina and Kingscliff to improve access for boaters during the busy holiday period.

Contaminated soil dumped on Evans Head beach

A residents' group in Evans Head is demanding that a dredge operator pay to clean up Evans Head's Main Beach after dumping contaminated material on it.

Is Evans River dredging attracting sharks?

An Evans Head residents group wants to know whether spoil from dredging in the Evans River might be attracting sharks.

Dredging of Brunswick Heads harbour needed

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. Byron shire's mayor and councillors are opposing the dredging of the Brunswick Heads boat harbour, why?

Council wants Brunswick Heads harbour dredging deferred

Byron Shire Council has called on the state government to defer any dredging of the Brunswick Heads boat harbour and navigation channels, and will refuse to allow council’s boat ramp to launch the dredge vessel till questions on the works have been answered.

Tweed dredging plan announced while Ballina waits

Ballina is hoping to be next in line after the state government announced it was spending $1 million to dredge the lower Tweed River and Terranora Inlet over the next few months.

Ballina dredging approval could prove difficult

An application to dredge sand from North Creek at Ballina to help with the expansion of the Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport is likely to be approved by the Crown Lands department, but is by no means guaranteed.

Mega-ports wrecking the Reef

We are the Year 12 Marine Studies class of Byron Bay High School and we are concerned about the proposed building of mega ports, dredging and shipping in the Great Barrier Reef.

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.