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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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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.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

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

Murwillumbah TAFE offers new course to meet pharmacy skills shortage

Murwillumbah TAFE has introduced a new course to meet the growing demand for local pharmacy services brought about by COVID-19.

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.

Ballina mayor hopeful loses bid for independent water science team a second time

Cr Cadwallader's second version of the motion came with an extra suggestion referring directly to the dumped option of a new hinterland dam in Dunoon.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Stories about "Wollongbar":

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Wollongbar wildlife hospital clears another hurdle

Ballina Shire Council has voted to prepare a planning proposal to modify the LEP for the site at Lindendale Road Wollongbar which is proposed for the new Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital.

Mobile library returns to the Northern Rivers

The Richmond Tweed Regional Mobile Library was a common sight around the region prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is once again going to be out and about for readers from this week.

Wollongbar finally gets its park

Wollongbar is finally going to get its multi-use park that will include a skate zone, kids play equipment and community facilities following Ballina Shire Council's meeting today.

‘On Demand’ public transport to be tested in Northern Rivers

The NSW government has chosen the Northern Rivers as one of 27 locations statewide to test its latest 'On Demand' transport scheme, which will see mini-buses connect commuters to local transport hubs.

No injuries in Wollongbar fire

Police attended a fire this morning at Lismore Road, Wollongbar that has destroyed the interior of the house.

New sportsfields opened in Wollongbar

  The new million-dollar 14-hectare sporting facilities  were officially opened by the federal member for Page Kevin Hogan last week The new grounds include an AFL...

Golf club, machete and baseball bat used in Wollongbar attack

A youth has been charged after allegedly hitting another with a golf club during an altercation at Wollongbar in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Childhood sexual assault: healing at Heartfelt house

Moving forward from childhood sexual abuse and creating a positive life is a challenge – supporting people to achieve this is the purpose of Heartfelt House in Wollongbar near Lismore.

Sparks fly at Wollongbar TAFE

The sparks were flying, and building, and discovering and creating this week at Wollongbar as the TAFE hosted it's annual Bright Sparks program.

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.