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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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The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

Reclaim Our Future koalas pay a visit to Federal MP

Today Extinction Rebellion Lismore will make sure the federal member for Page hasn’t forgotten about the black summer bushfires and their devastating impact on NSW’s koala population.

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...

Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Stories about "Illegal camping":

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Illegal camping problematic – clamp down in Tweed

Overnight tourist campers continue to be an issue for locals, police, and councils as travellers seek free spots to park up.

True cost of Byron’s ‘free’ camping

As the fantasy of freedom and a cheap holiday leads more people to hire vans and take advantage of the beauty of Byron Shire and surrounding areas the impacts on both the residents and nature are becoming a major issue.

Tourism impacts prompt Broken Head Road changes

Council carparks at Broken Head look set to be closed for much of the summer owing to the risk of fires being started by tourists and illegal campers in the bushy area.

Illegal camping in Byron Council’s sights

Council staff are out 24/7 over the holiday period issuing fines. Meanwhile a member of the Green and Clean Awareness Team has taken to Facebook about the state of Clarkes Beach.

Bruns hit with illegal campers

A spike in illegal camping in the nature reserve next to Brunswick Heads Surf Club is taking a toll on native plants and animals...

C’wealth Games blamed for spike in illegal camping

Byron Shire Council says a recent spike in illegal camping in areas like Mullumbimby’s Heritage Park could be due to people being moved on from the Gold Coast ahead of the impending Commonwealth Games.

Mullumbimby residents rail against illegal camping in Heritage Park

Mullumbimby resident Jodie Ewin has taken to Facebook to vent her frustration about being ‘kept awake every night having to listen to illegal campers’ in the town's Heritage Park.

Byron parking officers out in force over holidays

The holiday period was busy for Byron Shire Council’s enforcement team with 11 staff working early and finishing late. Some 200 fines were handed out for illegal camping and another 900 for parking-related issues.

A call for designated vanpacking areas

Vanpackers should be welcomed into the Shire and given designated parking areas, rather than being ostracised for the actions of a small minority, a veteran van man says.

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.