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April 12, 2024

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Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

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Greens announce Byron council election ticket

NSW local government elections are to be held this September, and in the Byron Shire, the Greens have announced their team with current councillor Sarah Ndiaye running for mayor on a four-woman ticket.

Local triathletes triumph at Kingscliff

After a strong showing at the Kingscliff triathlon in late March the Byron Tri Club has extended its lead in the north coast triathlon league with just two races to go for the season.

Amber alert for blue green algae at Lake Ainsworth

Blue green algae status in Lake Ainsworth currently is Amber level and investigations into the causes and increased sampling will be in place.

After school care phased out 

Byron Council will cease providing out of school hours care (OSHC) in the shire after deciding that the cost and regulatory burden is too great to bear.

Israel

It is difficult in the current situation to see Israel as anything but a malignant force in the world....

More children suffer

It is hoped that Byron Council have a local policy that addresses Closing the Gap. This addresses the ongoing...

Stephen Reynolds, Byron Bay.

I am of an age (where did all those years go?) when medical problems can rise rapidly and unexpectedly and as a consequence I have been treated in the very early morning hours three times since our new hospital opened a year ago. On each occasion, I was examined, evaluated and treated rapidly and with good effect.

The staff (clerical, nursing and medical) were unfailingly professional, sympathetic and caring. On two occasions I was taken through to a ward to lie down while a variety of tests were done.

My view of the new hospital and its staff is overwhelmingly positive. I observed also special, immediate attention given to babies and young children and to the very aged. All very reassuring, and as we all probably want it to be. In my experience, our public health system at our hospital is working extremely well indeed: a new and well-equipped facility and dedicated staff make for a very valuable community asset. 


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Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.

Amber alert for blue green algae at Lake Ainsworth

Blue green algae status in Lake Ainsworth currently is Amber level and investigations into the causes and increased sampling will be in place.

Has the state government responded effectively to the 2022 flood and other disasters? 

The NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSW RA) is under examination to look at how it has managed the response to the 2022 floods and other disasters.