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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?

Other News

Mullum Fire and Rescue team needs you

It’s a rare opportunity to join the Mullumbimby 388 Fire Station Fire and Rescue team with recruitment only taking place every four to five years.

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.

Is your water off in Lennox Head?

Ballina Council says that water supply is temporarily unavailable to properties on Pinnacle Row, and parts of Ballina Street, Lennox Head due to a water main break on North Creek Road that occurred this morning.

Lismore Councillors sworn in and Committees decided

On Tuesday, Lismore City Council GM Michael Donnelly facilitated the swearing-in of the new Mayor and 10 Councillors in the chambers at Goonellabah.

Carjacking in Ocean Shores, warrants issued

A young Ocean Shores man and his friends were recently held captive at knife-point and driven to Coolamon Scenic Drive by two young men before they escaped unharmed.

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.

August 12, 2014

Issue 29.09

Download PDF (21.3MB) Jump to: Comment | Letters | Articles | Bucket List | What's New | Good Life | Good Taste | Seven | Gig Guide | Cinema | The Arts | Service Directory | Classifieds | Byron Shire Council Notices | Sport | Real Estate | Backlash

In this Issue:

Still Life

Nobody can wear a sleeveless grey jumper like Eddie Marsan – the garment might have been invented for him. As the overlooked little-man, earnest and honest but with no self-esteem, he is without peer at the moment


Begin Again

Joie de vivre – you don’t get a lot of it in movies these days, do you? Writer/director John Carney, formerly the bass player with Irish band The Frames, has followed up his distinctive Once (2006) with another celebratory musical.


William the conqueror King celebrates Devils’ 100th in style

With the end of the season in sight, the NRRRL is looking toward finals. Celebrating 100 years of Rugby League in Byron Bay last weekend, the Red Devils hosted Lismore’s Marist Brothers ran the gauntlet in warm winter sunshine.


Standing room only for Gabe and Cecilia

While Australia recently discovered the singing siblings Cecilia and Gabe Brandolini through TV’s The Voice, local audiences have enjoyed their performances for years


Local Heroes

Skilled coffee roasters and coffee growers work tirelessly to maintain the high standards we enjoy in Australia. In the northern rivers we have many of them right under our noses. Here are some of those champions of coffee…


Byron bags Minor Premiership with solid win

Last year’s Major Premiership winners, the Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams, have sewn up the 2014 Football Far North Coast Premier Division Minor Premiership with a solid win over a valiant Goonellabah.


A great day for battle

There is hardly a sporting code out there that doesn’t see the need to ‘evolve’ their game in some Darwinesque way, usually towards an idealistic goal that involves administrators and huge wads of cash.


Great end-to-end football for Bruns Breakers

The Brunswick Breakers had an away game at Pottsville – another tough match. Captain Julia led the team out on this bright and very warm Sunday.


Security cameras to watch over Byron Bay

Byron Shire Council has given the green light and up to 200,000 funding for the installation of 16 CCTV cameras in the central business area around Apex Park and Jonson Street.


Rastovich wins Four Seasons Maldives

Professional free-surfer Dave ‘Rasta’ Rastovich defeated seasoned campaigner Taylor Knox (USA) in the Grand Final of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy on Sunday on Kuda Huraa, Maldives – to be crowned the 2014 champion.


What comes round, goes ’round

Pizzas are no longer just the go-to snack of drunken teenagers and the midnight munchies. These days you can get a square meal that’s round for a reasonable price keeping the gourmet and the fussy tastebud both happy.


Living in a share house

There is nothing quite like living in a share house. In fact, I think it would also be true to say that you don’t really know a person until you have lived with them and, for many of us, shared accommodation was the place where lasting relationships have been both formed and destroyed.


Some men get better

Mike McClellan released Song and Danceman in 1974 with the title song topping the charts and bringing him to national recognition. Two years ago Mike decided to return to writing, recording and performing full time.


Cabinet makes an insecure muddle over metadata

Tony Abbott has managed to unload his unpopular plan to scrap Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, but his metadata proposal has unleashed a debate that could be almost as damaging and probably not worth the effort anyway.


Mungo’s Crossword N032

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe that there is nothing better...

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and something special for your birthday. Member...