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Well-known north coast nurse Jane Ackerman passed away on Saturday after a period of illness.

Most recently Ms Ackerman was director of nursing and midwifery at the Tweed and Murwillumbah district hospitals.

She also worked as the executive officer/director of nursing at Mullumbimby and District War Memorial Hospital and Byron District Hospital.

Northern NSW Local Health District acting chief executive, Vahid Saberi, said yesterday, ‘Ms Ackerman was a health professional who was highly respected and admired by her colleagues.   She was caring and thoughtful to her friends and colleagues right up until her passing, often thinking about others ahead of herself. She is a tremendous loss to the nursing profession and the north coast community.’


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

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Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021