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Byron Shire residents urged to get tested

Fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been found in the Byron Bay sewerage treatment plant (STP) that services Byron Bay, Broken Head, Suffolk Park, Wategos, and Sunrise areas and the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) are asking residents and visitors to get tested at the first sign of any symptoms.

Spyware unplugged – New software attacks cast a light on cybersecurity

A major investigation conducted by news organisations has found that governments around the world may have been spied on by a malicious software called Pegasus.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

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Driver flown to GC hospital after Tyagarah crash

Police say that at about 1.30am today emergency services were called to the M1 Motorway near Kennedys Lane at Tyagarah, after reports a Hyundai i30 had collided with several objects and left the roadway.

Surfers keeping rescue chopper busy

Rough sees have meant that the Westpac Rescue Helicopter has had a busy few days in search and rescue operations along the coast.

Pacific Highway closed north of McLean

The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions north of McLean between Chatsworth and Harwood due to a serious two-car crash near Chatsworth Road.

Man falls from roof in Fernleigh

On Sunday a man fell from a room at Fernleigh sustaining very serious injuries.

Westpac helicopter transfers 17 year-old after BMX bike accident

A 17 year-old was transferred from Murwillumbah to the Gold Coast University Hospital last night by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Man rescued from Murwillumbah drain

The man in his 40s was reportedly trying to avoid being hit by a car when he fell and was trapped for some time with his left leg stuck in the drain from the pelvis down.

Child hospitalised after weekend fall from Mount Warning

An eleven-year-old boy fell from Mount Warning near the summit Sunday morning. Graham Nickisson from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service said the boy...

Tree falls on 65 year old at Lennox Head

Yesterday afternoon strong winds led to a tree falling on a male at Lennox Heads.

Westpac helicopter winches medical team onto cruise liner

A medical team were winched onto the cruise ship Carnival Spirit yesterday by the Westpac Helicopter, 40 nautical miles east of Coffs Harbour.

Police efforts to find missing father of three criticised

Friends and family of Nimbin man Damien Roadley who is been missing on Blue Knob Mountain, near Nimbin have criticised police efforts to find him.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.