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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

Other News

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Byron triathletes maintain impressive form to take second spot

The Byron Bay ‘Breakers’ Triathlon Club finished their season with an impressive and highly respectable second in the Forager North Coast Interclub Series.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

Stories about "Olympics":

Nude Olympics coming to Byron Bay

The Nude Olympics are officially coming to Byron Bay. Organisers have decided it is time to head down the coast to more liberal climes to celebrate the delight of a naked fun in the sun.

Nude Olyimpics for Byron?

From Shopping in the nude and the art of the naked protest to cycling in buff the Byron Shire has a long history of nudetastic events. Soon the Shire may be adding the nude Olympics.

Cronk calls time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f8YJWxo1cM NSWIS hockey player and Olympian Toni Cronk has called time on her illustrious international career, retiring after nearly 12 years at the top of...

UK sport minister visits AIS

At first glance, Hugh Robertson is not the man you’d expect to be leading the revival of Britain’s sporting empire. Short in stature and...

ASC announces almost $120 million investment in sports

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vaD9-FBFtOw The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) chair John Wylie AM yesterday announced almost $120 million in government investment allocations to Australian national sporting organisations for...

NSWIS rowers at world cup

  Several NSWIS rowers opened the rowing cup season in Sydney over the weekend with medal winning performances. 2012 Olympic silver medallist James Chapman and...

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.