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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

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.

Taxi stolen at knifepoint in Tweed Heads

An investigation is underway after a taxi driver had his cab stolen at knifepoint at Tweed Heads.

Storylines – Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1972–2022 – the power of patience

As the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy draws near, the attention of the nation is again being drawn to the lawns of Old Parliament House. However, this time the actions of the few do not encompass the views and needs of First Nations people.

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.

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

August 26, 2014

Issue 29.11

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In this Issue:

Charlie’s Country

Director Rolf de Heer and actor David Gulpilil were co-writers of this sometimes confronting, often heartbreaking (in part thanks to Graham Tardif’s haunting score), but mostly dull and essentially negative movie.


Singing till you’re horse

It was during his final year of university that Cheynne Murphy found three chords on his guitar and, in the process, the truth. He dropped the corporate marketing career and walked into the spotlight.


Last home appearance a triumph for Red Devils

One of the great attractions of bush footy (apart from there being no mind-numbing video replays) is the possibility that you might see something out of the box, something unheard of in the NRL.


Culture August 27

A feast of cultural events including art, comedy, concerts, cabaret and theatre is on offer throughout the north coast this week, headed up by Opera Australia's workshops with schools in the Tweed working on their production of The Magic Flute – an Indiana Jones-inspired tale of adventure.


Writing the wrongs

Over the years I’ve been asked about the process of critique, I’ve had people curious as to how I sum up a dish, a restaurant or an experience in a few fleeting words.


Mullum kids ready to busk for fame

Year 8 students Chloe and Ben are two young buskers who will be competing for Mullum’s Steiner School’s inaugural Spring Fair Busking Competition.


Lou Bradley breaks on through to The Other Side

With a guitar in her hand and a song in her heart, Lou Bradley launches her third studio album The Other Side at Wilsons Creek Hall this Saturday.


McHugh channelling the wisdom of the mammies

Local troubadour Mick McHugh has shown himself to be both a prolific writer of songs and player of gigs. He launches his new CD Choose Who You Wanna Be at the Rails on Sunday.


Carbon pricing will come sooner than later says Swan

Of course Wayne Swan thinks there is no ‘budget emergency’. A real budget emergency, he told a Byron bay crowd at the weekend, was the global economic collapse in 2008, which was when he was federal treasurer.


The Voice of Mullum

Three years ago Byron Shire’s most famous brother-and-sister duo, Gabe and Cecelia Brandolini, found themselves selected for the Mullum Music Festival’s Youth Mentorship with Lucie Thorne.


Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?