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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

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.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Stories about "paid parking Byron Bay":

Half of Byron paid parking revenue retained for town

Byron Shire councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to allocate at least 50 per cent of paid parking revenue from Byron Bay to projects in the town.

Make Byron Bay tourists pay

Gerd Modlich, Byron Bay One has only to stroll through the Byron CBD to realise there is a lot of money in the pockets of...

Parking money should fix the dunny

Suzanne Sticka, Terranora Last Wednesday, October 5, we visited Byron Bay  with eight of our family members up from Canberra for the week. We took them...

Driver ‘loses it’ with parking officer at beach-side carpark

Confronted with a parking officer writing a ticket for his car in Byron's Main Beach carpark last week, a driver allegedly assaulted the officer, smashed the equipment and crashed his vehicle into another parked car.

Chipping into the paid parking debate

Tony Margan, Federal. Whenever I go to Brisbane Airport I am charged by credit card for the privilege of using the Gateway Bridge infrastructure via a plastic thing which is adhered to my windscreen.

Welcome to Byron Pay

Andrew Crockett, Burringbar. As a Tweed Shire resident I am not entitled to a 'local sticker' as I live about a kilometre out of 'the shire', yet I go into town often for work and need to buy these pesky parking coupons.

Parking charges a disguised rate rise

James Gall, Suffolk Park. RE: $100 per year for locals to park in town? Really? Is this a LNP Council? Tax the poor (locals)?

$100 car-parking comes to Byron Bay

Byron Shire Council has forged ahead with its plan to implement paid on-street parking in Byron Bay in an effort to balance the books with the help of the town’s tourist population. But locals' parking permits will rise from $25 per year to $100 under the plan.

Byron council to decide on pay parking

Byron Shire councillors will vote this week on whether to introduce paid parking for Byron Bay's town centre.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.