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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.

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Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

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.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We are not for sale

It seems content creators are running out of ideas to make cheap TV. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you lose your ethics! Here’s a few quick pitches: How about a show about chubby rich women trying to drop weight by living in Ethiopia with a malnourished family for six weeks? No?

Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

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Golden golfers win gold at Byron Bay

Ross Kendall Donna O’Reilly won her first Byron Bay Ladies golf championships earlier this month after three days of tight competition. Runner up, Gabby Brown, won...

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

Byron Golf Clubs Crowns New Ladies Foursome

Kerry Lollback and Joan Neate will have their names added to the Byron Bay Ladies Foursomes Champions board after winning the 27-hole championship held at Byron Bay golf Club.

Local impresses in croquet

Ballina-based David Scott has taken second place in the Queensland Men’s Open Golf Croquet Championships held in Brisbaner this month.

Local know-how triumphs at local women’s golf tournament

Ross Kendall Byron Bay Golf Club’s Ladies’ captain Marjorie Askew was the division one winner of the stroke competition played on day one of the...

Charity Golf Day supports Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary

Ross Kendall The members of the Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary were thrilled to learn they were beneficiaries of the Byron Bay Golf Club’s (BBGC) recent...

Lennox Lions Club prepares for annual charity golf day

This year the John Mitchell annual charity golf day, which attracts up 110 players, will be raising funds for Orange Sky Australia.

Hole-in-one for Byron golfer

Margaret Pierce was thrilled to score her first hole-in-one on the Byron Bay course in September, after 20 years of playing golf.

Marks takes out monthly medal

Teven Golf Club Men’s Section played an 18-hole Stroke competition for the Monthly Medal on Sat 7 July. Stephen Marks took out the medal with...

Plenty of golf action at Teven over the New Year period

Teven Golf Club Men’s Division played a 4BBB competition on Saturday December 30 and an 18-hole Stroke competition for the Monthly Medal last Saturday. In...

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

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.