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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Melbourne captain Cameron Smith will become the most capped Storm player in history while team-mate Billy Slater will play his 250th NRL match in Saturday night’s Telstra Premiership clash against Penrith at AAMI Park.

Smith, who recently announced a new four-year deal with the Storm, will surpass the mark of 262 games he currently shares with Storm legend Matt Geyer.

‘Cameron and Billy are both superstars of our game and for them to celebrate these milestones together is fitting given what they have achieved together in the game’, said NRL Head of Football, Mr Todd Greenberg.

‘For Cam to continue his career as a one-club player with Melbourne is great for Storm fans and for rugby league.’

Among other milestones for Round 2 of the Telstra Premiership:

• Roosters and NSW centre Michael Jennings will play his 150th NRL game on Saturday night against the Eels at Allianz Stadium;

• Canberra prop Brett White will play his 50th match for the Raiders in Sunday evening’s clash against the Knights in Newcastle;

• South Sydney winger Nathan Merritt needs just one try to become the most prolific try-scorer in Rabbitohs’ history. Merritt (144 tries) currently shares the record for most tries with the legendary Benny Wearing, who set the mark in 1933;

• Paul Holland will become the fifth Touch Judge to officiate in 300 first grade games in Saturday’s match between the Storm and Panthers. He joins Steve Betts, Steve Chiddy, Russell Turner and Steve Carrall in achieving the milestone. Holland made his NRL Touch Judge debut on July 8, 2001, in the match between the Bulldogs and Panthers.

• Touch Judge Luke Potter will officiate his 100th first grade match in Saturday night’s match between the Roosters and Eels.

For the latest Round 2 information, log on to www.nrl.com.


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