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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 8 December 2021

Check out the awesome happenings in the Byron Shire this week

True non-partisan leadership of Ballina Shire Council over

A reign of non-partisan leadership in the Ballina Shire may well be over, with conservative independent Sharon Cadwallader leading the mayoral vote tally by lunchtime Tuesday.

Barrio in Good Food Guide

Congratulations to our local favourite restaurant Barrio Eatery & Bar, who has just been named as ‘one of Byron’s...

Which values are important for the region?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I...

Time to ride the election cycle

Bicycle advocacy is vanishingly rare in our community. Amid all the noise about net zero, my search for bicycle advocate candidates to vote for on Saturday only turned up vague references to ‘reducing our reliance on cars’ and ‘increasing public transport connectivity’. The closest thing to policy was: ‘It’s time to create bike paths all over the Shire.’ 

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A strategic solution to globalised authoritarianism

We urgently need widespread awareness of the big picture of economic deregulation and its impacts on our communities and personal lives.

Trickle up economics

Vince Kean, Murwillumbah As Mungo so clearly states, the economics of the rich are based on a fiction that has probably never described the real...

Thus Spake Mungo: Turnbull’s economics 101

Our mild-mannered prime minister has become an uncompromising economic fundamentalist. ‘The law of supply and demand,’ he proclaimed, ‘cannot be suspended.’ Well, up to a point, Mr Turnbull; actually it is not a law but something of an ideal.

Serious crash – Alstonville

A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...