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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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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.

Tweed River House

S Haslam I took a couple of pics at my pre-opening meal last week at Tweed River House, due to...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is...

Old Byron Hospital advisory group seeks members

Eight members for an advisory group are being sought to help shape a new ‘social impact-focused community hub’ at the Old Byron Hospital site.

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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North coasters among 10 arrested at Pilliga CSG site

Several north coast locals are among ten arrested at the Santos Pilliga CSG treatment plant so far.

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.