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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

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Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Rainbow Temple squeezed by Lismore Council 

For two decades, the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank has stood as a striking reflection of the region’s proudly beating spiritual heart.

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Bungawalbin primitive bush camp: death by a thousand cuts

Locals are raising concerns in relation to a Development Application for a ‘Community Facilities – Primitive camp ground' near Coraki that they say is a site prone to severe flooding and fire risk.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Northern New South Wales Local Health District NNSWLHD are advising the public that there are two new venues of concern in Northern NSW, visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19.

These venues are the Kiosk Lennox Beach and No Bones Byron Bay.

Anyone who was at No Bones Byron Bay, 11 Fletcher Street on Tuesday, December 7 from 6pm to 9pm is classified as a close contact and must immediately isolate and follow the advice listed on the NSW Health website.

Anyone who visited Kiosk Lennox Beach, on Pacific Prade, on Tuesday December 7 or Wednesday, December 8 from 7am to 3pm either day, is classified as a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result, even if you are vaccinated or feel well.

COVID-19 testing clinics are available at:

  •  Byron Central Hospital, Ewingsdale Rd, open 9am-5pm, 7 days a week
  •  The Cavanbah Centre QML Pathology Drive-Through Clinic, open daily from 9am – 4pm
  •  Mullumbimby – QML Pathology, 60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby. Open Saturday 11 December and Sunday 12 December 8am – 1pm. Please enter via rear carpark.
  •  Murwillumbah 4cyte Pathology Drive-Through, 250 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah, open 7.30am-3.30pm, 7 days a week.

    Tweed Heads QML Pathology Drive-through Clinic, Tweed Heads Bowls Club, Corner of Wharf and Florence Street, Tweed Heads open Sunday 9am to 2pm and Monday to Friday 7.30am to 3pm

    • The Tweed Hospital Clinic, Solander Street, Tweed Heads, open 9am to 5pm 7 days per week

    South Tweed Heads 4Cyte Pathology Drive-through and Walk-in Clinic 157-161 Minjungbal Drive (Corner of Minjungbal Drive and Rivendell Drive), South Tweed Heads open 8am to 4pm 7 days per week

    Banora Point Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Drive-through Clinic Twin Towns Club Banora rear car park, Leisure Drive, Banora Point, NSW, 2486 Proceed to the rear car park, open 9am to 2pm 7 days per week

    • • Ballina 4Cyte Pathology Ballina Drive-through Clinic, 319 River Street, Ballina

    Open Saturday and Sunday 8am – 2pm and Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

    • • Lismore 4Cyte Pathology Drive-through Clinic, 47-49 Dawson Street, Lismore, open Sunday 8am to 2pm and Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm

    • Lismore Base Hospital Clinic, Uralba Street, Lismore, open Sunday 9.000am – 5pm and Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    There are more than 450 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. Find a clinic on the NSW Government website or contact your GP.

    Even if you are fully vaccinated you should get tested and isolate immediately if you have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms – a slightly runny nose, a scratchy or sore throat or generally feeling under the weather.


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

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Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

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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?

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

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

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The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

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Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays...

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

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Northern NSW Local Health District COVID update for January 14

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 8pm last night, January 13, there were 905 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the District – this figure does not include positive rapid antigen tests (RAT) for the reporting period.

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Record breaking day of COVID deaths as Hillsong sings and dances...

As New South Wales breaks another COVID record with 29 lives lost in a single day, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet spoke to the media this morning with an update on the pandemic.

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The PM’s report from the National Cabinet meeting yesterday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a media statement about the meeting yesterday of the National Cabinet.

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What do you do next if you test positive to COVID?

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive know what they should do while isolating at home and when to seek medical help.

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NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.