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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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Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did...

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.

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.

NSW Farmers want ‘meat’ to be removed from use on plant foods

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Stories about "wildlife":

Watch out for wildlife suffering from floods

With wild weather predicted to continue in the Northern Rivers beyond Easter, native wildlife across the region is being significantly impacted. Road users are being urged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare to take extra care when travelling.

Humans and wildlife need help during and post floods

The recent storms and flooding across NSW and Queensland has left not only the human communities devastated but also wildlife.

Human activity, climate change risk more pandemics

New research has revealed climate change, environmental degradation and human activity are creating a perfect storm for more deadly pandemics like COVID-19. Scientists from the...

A different box this Christmas…

Most Northern Rivers locals were devastated to watch the decimation of native wildlife during the Black Summer bushfires late last year. Brunswick Valley Landcare felt the same, and have begun the fight for rebuilding habitat through the installation of nesting boxes.

Concerns raised over site of new mobile Byron Wildlife Hospital

The Launch of the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital last Thursday to treat injured wildlife was a great success with plenty of local celebrities putting their weight behind the hospital. However, some locals have questioned the current site location of the facility on Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay.

Byron’s Mobile Wildlife Hospital has launched

It was a star studded cast for the launch of the Byron Bay Mobile Wildlife Hospital last night at the The Farm in Ewingsdale.

Creating a safe haven for our wildlife

Byron Shire conservationists can show you how create a bushfire safe haven for koalas, flying foxes and wallabies on your property thanks to WIRES and Landcare Australia.

Beaches being trashed, but who is responsible?

Irresponsible 4WD users are again trashing South Ballina Beach and Patches Beach, as well as areas further south.

WIRES and Landcare Australia’s $1million wildlife partnership

There is good news for wildlife as WIRES and Landcare Australia join forces in $1million post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration.

Going wild raises over $20k for wildlife

The recent Go Wild for Wildlife Bush Dance fund-raising figures are in and the event raised over $30,000.

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.