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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...

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Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

Christian fundamentals

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

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

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

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.

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Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Contentious sewerage system trial to be decided today: Mullum

Plans for a controversial and costly sewerage system trial in Mullumbimby could be quietly passed by Byron Shire Council at today's meeting.

Byron sewerage systems overloaded, says former councillor

Byron Council's sewearge treatment plants are expensive to run, generate significant greenhouse emissions and at times are massively overloaded. A former councillor and civil engineer says it's time for a new approach to sewerage in the shire.

Sewage problem leaves a bad smell

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The letter from Alan Dickens, Sewage overload, is a timely warning that all has not been well in Byron’s sewage management for a long time. As a councillor-member of the sewage and wastewater committee for many years I can endorse Alan Dickens’s claims.

Bayside DA and sewerage treatment

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. The 'Mills Estate' DA for 50 allotments and a residual lot at Bayside Brunswick raises what could be serious concerns for any DA dependent on the collection system to the Vallances Road STP.

Could West Byron development overload sewerage plant?

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. Stuart Murray’s response outlining all the positives on the West Byron development side and all the negatives against the Byron Residents’ Group is a bit rich.

Sewage overflow at Byron Bay

Questions are being asked about Byron’s award-winning sewage treatment plant after a manhole collapse in town last week resulted in two sewage spills during the busy holiday season.

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.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.