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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination...

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

When is a sock not a sock?

A sock is not talked about much – it’s a simple device that is very well known. As the world...

Bring your people together!

It’s time to bring people together! Wherever you might like to party, Event Byron Bay has you covered. From...

Stories about "Energy":

Will Sydney’s trash be Richmond Valley’s ‘treasure’

Richmond Valley Council say they have welcomed an announcement by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the Minister for Energy and Environment Matt Kean...

Opposition to forest biomass energy goes global

Today protesters gathered on Tweed Valley Way next to the Condong Sugar Mill to show their opposition to what they say is the burning of trees to power the grid which is going on right in our own backyard.

Planet Watch: Environmentally sound building

Globally, buildings are responsible for a massive share of energy and material consumption. Sustainable building movements are trying to change this, some by going back to the past, and some by diving head-first into the future.

Planet Watch: A hot topic – Energy in the age of global warming

Australians have now experienced some of the devastating impacts of what a global heating of just one degree looks like. We must decarbonise our economy, and the earlier we do this, the less painful and costly it is going to be.

Labor reaffirms position as Coalition shadow on fossil fuels

Faster than you could say George Orwell, it was revealed clean energy actually meant gas, and the head of the expert panel was to be none other than Grant King, the former CEO of Origin Energy (aka the people who fracked Queensland and created a fiery spa bath in the Condamine River).

Energy bill help

Are you concerned about your energy bill? A free, face-to-face support session to help with energy accounts and related issues will be held June 21 at the Kentwell Community Centre in Ballina.

Nuclear mooted by NSW Nationals leader

Should NSW develop nuclear power capabilities? And is it time to bring Lismore's nuclear-free signs back? Nationals leader John Barilaro apparently thinks yes to the first...

Energy paper ignores calls for renewables

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson. The Abbott Government’s Green Paper on energy, released today, clings to last century’s ideas by focussing on fossil fuels, while the world calls for action on climate change.

Lismore neighbourhoods to tackle energy use

A grassroots energy saving movement that started in the United Kingdom is being adopted in Lismore. The initiative is based on the Transition Towns model, which brings together neighbours to promote practical ways to conserve energy.

Australia faces fuel crisis by 2030: NRMA

A new report released by NRMA Motoring & Services has shown Australia’s reliance on imported transport fuel has risen from 60 per cent in...

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.