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Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

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Did we underestimate the health effects of the Black Summer bushfires?

Study reveals the physical and mental impacts of bushfire smoke.

Covid Cassandra peers into the future

As the COVID lockdowns draw to a close, there are still people who profess themselves unwilling to vaccinate under any circumstances, and who object to bearing any consequences that may arise.

Thanks David

Thank you David Heilpern for elucidating so eloquently a raft of issues that succinctly cover the current political climate…...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Mind Your Language

The other day someone called me a sheeple. I was offended. Not personally, but on behalf of sheep. It’s a term meant to denigrate my agency by suggesting I have herd stupidity. Sheep are incredible, and surprising beings. Before you start denigrating sheep, you should know they are emotionally complex animals who can self-medicate!

Fence sitter

Fence sitters, when given a tickle, will generally tumble off on the side of self-interest. So it’s interesting to...

Man wanted on outstanding arrest warrants – Mullumbimby and Central Coast

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on outstanding warrants who may be working around Mullumbimby and Central Coast.

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Vehicle access to Unicorn Falls to close

President of the recently formed Byron Hikers Club says a ‘controversy is brewing’ around National Parks’ recently announced plans to close vehicle access to Unicorn Falls, located on South Chowan Road behind Upper Main Arm.

Councillors push for Tyagarah surf patrol

Councillors have voted unanimously, says Cr Sarah Ndiaye, to urgently explore ‘implementing a temporary extension of contract with Surf Lifesaving Australia (SLSA) to...

Plan aims to improve visitor experiences at Cape Byron

Imagine being able to park your car and catch a solar-powered electric shuttle bus up to the lighthouse at Byron Bay. The concept is just one proposal raised in the Cape Byron Visitor Master Plan, which has gone on public display until 27 March.

Second Minyon Falls fire could be arson again

The National Parks and Wildlife Service that the Rummery Park campground near the Minyon Falls fireground is open but is only accessible via Nightcap Range Road. The falls lookout, picnic ground and walking tracks remain closed.

Minyon Falls fire ‘deliberately lit’

The National Parks and Wildlife Service believes the fire that burnt out 150 hectares of pristine Nightcap National Park and closed the popular Minyon Falls was set by firebugs. Roads to and through the Minyon Falls area will be open from tomorrow however the Minyon Loop walking track will remain closed.

Rescuers rush to free tangled whale off Byron Bay

A whale rescue team has launched a boat at The Pass in Byron Bay in order to free a humpback whale tangled with rope. People have been urged not to attempt a rescue until the experts arrive.

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually going to responsibly and effectively...

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would have thought a Greens approach...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination rate in the state and...

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.