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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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Large Wilsons Creek Community Title given green light

Plans for a 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek will proceed to the next stage of the planning process, without further amendment, despite the community expressing concerns around flooding and traffic safety.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

Old Byron Hospital advisory group seeks members

Eight members for an advisory group are being sought to help shape a new ‘social impact-focused community hub’ at the Old Byron Hospital site.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Tweed River House

S Haslam I took a couple of pics at my pre-opening meal last week at Tweed River House, due to...

Stories about "Vaccination":

Long COVID and the science, so far…

Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates as quickly as possible is currently a major focus for Australia.

Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

Free beer is a Furphy for double-jabbed drinkers

Geelong born and brewed, Furphy plans to reward double-jabbed Australians with a free glass of Furphy when pub and club doors safely reopen.

Berejiklian: ‘You have nothing to fear about getting the disease if you follow the health orders and get vaccinated’

In one of the biggest instances of misspeaking in the current COVID-19 outbreak, NSW Premier just minutes ago said that residents have 'nothing to fear about getting the disease if you follow the health orders and get vaccinated.'

One hundred and fifty-three arrested in protests across NSW

Thousand across the state protested against what say is the loss of freedom and rights brought about by Australia’s COVID laws.

Teachers have a mixed response to news of mandatory vaccinations

We rely on our school teachers to help educate our children – five days a week we send them off before 9am and don’t...

818 cases in NSW yesterday and 5.9 million jabs to date

Clearly trying to keep this morning's press conference about vaccination numbers and not case numbers, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that a record 738,000 people had been vaccinated in the past week.

Essential workers need COVID-19 vax to enter QLD

The Queensland government says essential workers traveling into the state will need to have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine from Friday.

Ballina MP urges electorate to get Covid vax as lockdown starts

‘Reach out and get your vaccination’: that was the message from the Member of Ballina Tamara Smith [The Greens] to her constituents as much of the Northern Rivers entered a seven-day pandemic lock-down on Monday evening.

Pfizer available on North Coast, health authorities say

Health authorities on the Northern Rivers say the region now has a supply of the Pfizer Covid 19 vax.

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.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

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.