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Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

Other News

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

National NAIDOC Week – Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud

This year’s National NAIDOC Week theme honours the enduring strength and resilience of First Nations peoples and culture.

BayFM lands major grant 

Independent local radio station, BayFM 99.9, has received a major grant from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, enabling it to plan big for the future. 

Man assaulted – Tweed Heads South

Police have commenced an investigation following an assault at a Tweed Heads shopping centre yesterday afternoon.

Wollongbar pod residents to be out by November

The residents of the Wollongbar Pod site have received notices, via text and letter, that they must find alternative accommodation by November leaving many residents distressed and struggling to find a place to live in the area. 

Power from the barrel of a gun

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's immediate reaction to the assassination attempt on US presidential candidate Donald Trump was that there was 'no place for violence in the democratic process', but this is the latest in a very long line of incidents which prove otherwise.

Bec McNaught, Bron Ellliott, Laura Shore and Laura-Doe with emergency radio phones. Photo Jeff Dawson.

On Father’s Day, September 3, a Community Spring Festival will be held from 3 till 5 pm at the New Brighton Oval. 

Laura Shore, from the Community Resilience Team told The Echo, ‘This is sponsored by the Red Cross Community Resilience Team which formed in the South Golden Beach, Ocean Shores and New Brighton areas after the 2022 floods’. 

The team’s aim is to be better prepared for future climatic events, says Laura.  

‘The team and the wider community have spent the past year and a half working on the initial flood response at the South Golden Beach hall, followed by a flood debrief event at the Ocean Shores school that established a vision for disaster preparedness in the community moving forward’. 

‘The team have received flood recovery grants from the Northern Rivers Community Foundation, and the Byron Shire Council, and have hosted a series of art therapy and Heart Math workshops and community gatherings such as this one. They’ve also worked with Marine Rescue to locate a defibrillator at Mrs Birdy cafe in South Golden Beach’. 

Laura said, ‘There will be free wood-fired pizza, music and Zormiwasa African drumming. For the kids, there will be face painting and crafts. Marine Rescue and SES boats will be on display with information so bring your questions. There will also be a defib practice and household disaster preparedness information from Red Cross. All locals from the New Brighton, Ocean Shores, and South Golden Beach areas are welcome.  Come meet your neighbours. Bring your own drinks and rugs’.

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