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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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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.

Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

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.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

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Labor call for social housing, declines to commit on climate

Labor were out in force in Byron last Friday highlighting that action is needed to tackle the ongoing housing crisis.

Teddy Sheean VC remembered in Ballina

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot spoke to a group who gathered at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum this week to remember Victoria Cross winner, Teddy Sheean, who was awarded the highest award for bravery in 2020.

Is Mandy in the Greens the new black?

Love her or hate her, you can't ignore her. (Oh no you can't!) And soon you may actually have to listen to her if Mandy Nolan's wish to become the member for Richmond comes true.

Two thousand four hundred extra trees in Byron

On Friday, The Farm at Ewingsdale had a visit from local MP Justine Elliot who came to see the Zero Emissions RePlant Byron community forest planting site.

Close the NSW border says Elliot

Concern has been increasing about visitors still crossing the border from Queensland to NSW who might be spreading the COVID-19 virus leading to a call to close the NSW border.

Honouring those who fell – Lest We Forget

Last Saturday was the 102nd anniversary of the death of Private Patrick Bugden. Budgen was killed in action in the battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium so it was only fitting that the date was chosen to unveil a bronze bust modelled on his likeness as a representation of all of the young men who died overseas at the hand of war.

Mental health petition makes parliament listen

Curtis Cloak started a change.org petition because he is alarmed at what he says are the shocking rates of youth suicide, depression and anxiety in the community.

‘Free Julian Assange’ group protests in Tweed

A recently formed ‘Free Julian Assange’ group converged on Labor MP Justine Elliot’s office in Tweed Heads this morning calling for the Australian government to ‘bring Julian home to Australia’.

Editorial: Dear federal member of parliament

Despite pressures to the contrary, it is your role to represent your constituents not only locally but in how the country is being run.

Labor commits $10m to expand Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Ballina Shire Council are looking to upgrade the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and are looking for support for their $10m application of government funding.

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.