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Byron Shire
January 24, 2022

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Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

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Hospitals under strain

With ever increasing pressure on health services across the nation and locally, how are health staff coping – and are there enough ICU beds and ventilators to cope with the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases?

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is...

Food for thought?

‘The fundamental cause of the trouble,’ he wrote, ‘is that in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while...

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

On the upside, the ebola outbreak is officially over, the Antarctic is adding ice, and a fabulous prototype electric bus is showing us the way of the future.

Even better, Mal Turnbull likes public borrowing for infrastructure, so any renewable energy project that needs finance and can make a decent business case should be able to get a decent run.

No, it ain’t all good in this world, but it ain’t all bad.  Now, surely Mullumbimby can keep a big old tree.

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay


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