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Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

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Creatives feature in Lismore plan

Creative industries, climate resilience, building more homes and supporting a flourishing food sector are all aspirations within a 15-year vision for Lismore.

Putting our money where our mouth is for an Afghan family

The horror the people of Afghanistan are living through makes us ask ourselves what can we possibly do to help? The Ballina Region for Refugees offering the opportunity for anyone to support an Afghan family.

What’s with the bollards?

I completely agree with Clive Jeffery when he points out that the new pedestrian crossing near the Commonwealth Bank...

‘A quick buck’

Did you know there is a fortune to be made in Federal? Forget Airbnb it is far too labour...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Will COVID Lose the Government their Next Erection ?

We are hearing about long covid and the many complex health issues that people are facing, long after the virus has passed through their system. I knew about that, but what I didn’t know about was that men who get covid are six times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.


Byron Shire Council (BSC) is not transparent despite what the former Mayor or BSC’s senior management would like the...


There are literally hundreds and hundreds who have registered for this year’s Brookfarm Byron Lighthouse Run on 18 October.

It’s not too late to register for this year’s event, bring a friend, your choice, a 6.7km walk, a 10km run or a kids’ dash and enjoy a fun day out with spectacular prizes with all proceeds going to charity.
With a huge prize pool, everyone is a winner as the event raises money for CADStream and Rafiki Mwema.

CADStream is software for Lismore Base Hospital that automates the analysis, reporting and interventional planning of MRI. It enhances the MRI system and will aid in better and earlier diagnosis of prostate, liver and breast cancer.

Rafiki Mwema means ‘safe house’ in Swahili and it is a therapeutic safe house located in Nakuru, Kenya, set up to house little girls who have been raped and sexually abused.

Don’t forget you also have options to pre-purchase a post-event massage ($10 for 10 minutes) or merchandise limited-edition t-shirts and caps as well as an option to purchase a tinsel wig, which puts you into an additional prize draw for a Bluesfest ticket – there are limited numbers of wigs. All optional extras have limited numbers so get in quickly.
Register now at www.byronrun.com.

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Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

COVID update includes trial of home quarantine

When media were told that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian would be at today's 11am update, we expected big news – the Premier said last week she would only attend the updates if it were important news.

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Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

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