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New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

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Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

Cartoon of the week – 22 September, 2021

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A smoothie operator

Mullum, the town with everything, now has its own new specialty smoothie bar...

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.

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.

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.

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Greens to treat drugs as health problem

Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale has announced that the party has reached consensus on a major reform to its drugs...

Poll shows abortion law reform support

Greens MP and spokesperson for the status of women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, on Sunday released polling that shows there is overwhelming support for abortion...

Not enough support for stroke survivors: report

NSW stroke survivors and their families are being sent home from hospital without access to the services, support and information they need to ensure...

Don’t play renovators’ roulette

Kylie Rolls, Ocean Shores. Many wrongly believe only fibro homes contain asbestos. Asbestos products can most likely be found in any Australian home built or renovated before 1987.

It’s official: fluoride rots your brain

Peter Olson, Goonengerry. While Israel ends 15 years of fluoridation, with its High Court accepting that fluoridated water is now shown to lower human intelligence, local councils being unaware of this fact, decide to fluoridate.

The circular economy in action

Life Cykel is a versatile, forward thinking and high ethos company that focuses on harnessing the circular economy and the great potential that mushrooms possess to create quality products for human, and planetary, health.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.