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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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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.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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.

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.’

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.

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Byron Bay sink Bangalow to claim local rugby derby

Byron Bay Rugby Union have gone to the top of the competition ladder after beating rivals Bangalow 20–17. The top-of-the-table clash was hard fought and...

Tweed Cr Michael Armstrong

Cr Michael Armstrong (Tweed Shire Council). Last year I shaved my head as a fund raising event at the Tweed Valley Relay for Life. This has become even more poignant given that my family is currently dealing with ongoing cancer treatment.

Playing politics with koalas

Michael Armstrong, Tweed Shire deputy mayor. Tweed Shire Council is determined to protect those things that are important to the shire like our koalas and councillors should stop playing politics with our koalas.

Feds cautioned over Tweed’s last koalas

Tweed Shire Council will urge new federal environment minister Greg Hunt to give the Tweed Coast's decimated koala population a fighting chance of survival when he reviews the Kings Forest township development plans.

Four Tweed councillors recognise plight of koalas

Dave Norris
, Pottsville. At last there is a glimmer of hope that our Tweed Coast koalas can be brought back from the brink of extinction, thanks to decisions made at our last Tweed Shire Council meeting. I

Tweed koalas thrown a lifeline

The Tweed Coast's dwindling koala population has been given a lifeline by Tweed Shire Council which last night resolved to urge the federal government to ban dogs from the massive Kings Forest housing development.

Push to boost powerboat sports on Tweed River

The push to open up the Tweed River to high-speed watersports such as waterskiing and wakeboarding continues apace despite concerns about erosion of the river estuary banks caused by power boat wake.

Knox Park plan not so ‘user friendly’

Tweed Shire Council wants to make Knox Park more 'user-friendly' by reconfiguring the little island on the pond where birds live and roost so that people can access it.

Fluoride debate heats up in the Tweed

A bid by a Tweed councillor to debate and look into the annual costs of the shire's current fluoridation of its drinking water supply and any savings if the practice was stopped was rejected last night.

Cr Longland re-elected Tweed mayor

Councillor Barry Longland has been re-elected as mayor of Tweed for the next 12 months, his third term in a row in the top job, and promised continued stability for the shire during the coming year.

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.