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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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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

The 29th annual Ernies a shocking look at misogyny

Has lockdown made misogyny worse? We could find out tomorrow when the 29th Annual Ernies Awards for sexist remarks give out their gongs

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

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...

Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

Stories about "plastic bags":

No more plastic bags from Mullum Woolies

Some 12 Woolworths stores throughout the country, including Mullumbimby, will stop offering single-use plastic bags as of today. Woolies will join a range of shops in Mullum that have already stopped offering the polluting products.

Supermarkets take up plastic free challenge, but not state govt

Australia’s grocery giants Coles and Woolworths announced within hours of each other, that they will be phasing out single-use plastic bags

‘Plastic Free Boy’ aims to save the turtles

Taking to the airwaves, speaking at film festivals and appearing on TV are just some of the experiences that Arlian Ecker’s is having as he makes his film ‘Plastic Alarm’ that raises awareness of the dangers of plastic in the ocean.

Lismore to consider motion to ban plastic bags

The Lismore City Council will this evening decide whether to support the growing local government movement to ban single use plastic bags.

An ode to the odious plastic bag

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. When they introduced free shopping bags made out of plastic use them once, then bin them, environmentally drastic.

Byron Mermaids aim to ban plastic bags

A group of Byron shire women calling themselves the Byron Mermaids have begun sewing reusable shopping bags in an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags and held a rally recently calling on the state government to ban plastic bags in NSW.

Mermaids rally to ban single use plastic bags

A contingent of ocean goddesses will swim ashore at Byron Bay's Main Beach on Friday to highlight the devastation that single use plastic bags have on marine ecology.

Greens introduce legislation to ban plastic bags

Legislation to ban single use plastic bags has been introduced into both houses of NSW Parliament. Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith and Greens Environment spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi yesterday introduced the bills in an effort to reduce the impact of plastic bags on the environment, including the marine environment.

Ballina rescue group backs ban on plastic bags

Keith Williams of Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina still remembers Grace, the 45 centimetre sea turtle that died from swallowing a plastic bag. In memory of Grace, and countless other sea creatures, the service is backing a push to ban plastic bags.

Toxic plastic bags and consumers

K. Sharples, Tweed Heads. Whilst holidaying recently in Tasmania I was confronted with the conundrum of whether or not to pay 15 cents per plastic bag for my purchases. Unfortunately no such decision is required on the mainland.

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.