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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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Cartoon of the week – 22 September, 2021

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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.

NSW Farmers want ‘meat’ to be removed from use on plant foods

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

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’.

Equitable allocation

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

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.

Stories about "Eureka":

Congrats councillors – can you follow through?

Geoffrey Cotton, Clunes Byron Councillors must be congratulated on their newfound concern to protect high-value agricultural land from inappropriate non-farm uses, especially those resulting in residential...

Eureka Hall’s scrap metal drive to raise funds 

Eureka Hall president, Scott Abrahams, says organisers are having a ‘scrap metal drive to raise much needed funds for our little community hall’.

Tales of urbanisation in rural landscapes

A development planned for Eureka has some of the locals pretty upset at what they see as Byron Shire Council breaking their own rules to accommodate the construction of 15 ‘rural living lots’ on what is currently farmland.

Byron Councillors – call out the DA at Eureka

Geoffrey Cotton, Eureka Recently, a development application (DA) was lodged that threatens some of the state’s most valuable farmland at 149 Federal Drive, Eureka. The DA,...

Pothole capital

Nick Mills, Eureka Yay, I just paid an $824 bill for one broken wheel, no doubt a subliminal message from my car saying ‘enough’ of the...

Locals not happy about Eureka church sale

Resting on what must unarguably be one of the prime pieces of real estate in the Byron hinterland, is the Eureka Uniting Church. Locals are unhappy that the property is for sale.

Leading on localisation, plastic free

Standing proudly in the Eureka Football Club canteen is a poster emblazoned with the words ‘Eureka FC – Playing for the Planet’.

Eureka multiple occupancy (MO) approved

A new multiple occupancy (MO) for fifteen dwelling sites near Eureka was approved at last Thursday’s Council meeting, subject to conditions.

Bowlo suffer first loss in Twilight cricket

The Thomas, Noble and Russell squad inflicted the first loss of the season on The Bowlo in the Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket Competition...

Land of dreams

Last year local theatre company NORPA took performance on to the railway platform at Lismore; this year they’re taking us in to the hills...

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.