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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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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.

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

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

No by-elections during this Tweed Council term

Tuesday's Tweed Council meeting's second order of business was to decide if a by-election should take place if a councillor could not continue in their elected role. 

RATs to the rescue: understanding our transition to rapid antigen testing

At-home testing kits herald a new phase of pandemic management – but how do they work? Pivoting quickly from the...

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?

Record breaking day of COVID deaths as Hillsong sings and dances the night away

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.

January 7, 2015

Issue 29.30

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In this Issue:

Going Mad for the Professor

Neil Joseph Fraser is Mad Professor, a Guyana-born dub music producer and engineer lauded for his original productions and remix work.

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Music Roundup January 8

A great way to start the year of music roundups – Jenn Grant is a heralded singer/songwriter from Prince Edward Island, in Canada’s Maritimes. Grant has four albums and one EP under her belt; she is about to hit Mullumbimby. Joining Grant on part of her tour are the Starboard Cannons this Saturday at The Court House Hotel.

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It’s all about the Stone

Lou Van Stone combines her musical talents and spiritual connection into sounds from the divine source. A classically trained soprano, she has also performed with some of Australia’s leading names in jazz.

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Culture January 7

Here's wishing everyone a touch of Culture in 2015

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$50m rail trail funding announced

The NSW government announced yesterday that $50m will be allocated to help establish rail trail pilot projects in an effort to ‘boost tourism’. But while sitting Nationals MP Don Page endorsed the move, other parties derided it.

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Brew-haha

Today’s coffee is a world away from the red-eye dark-ages of swampy overheated ‘cuppashinos’. Coffee beans are making and breaking the banks of many an ardent grower…

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Keeping it Fresh

What do you do when you have everything? The spiritually minded could perhaps meditate and become one with the universe – it’s not hard really; apparently you’re not one with the universe until you’ve lived apart from it awhile. You then spend your time concentrating on reuniting with it?

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Keeping the wheels turning for mealtimes

The Brunswick Valley Meals on Wheels service, which operates from Monday to Friday, delivers almost 540 meals per week in the Byron Shire alone. But it's about much more than just delivering food.

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New think tank challenges neo-conservatives

There are calls for public involvement in a new think tank to counter the right-wing neo-conversative narrative being pushed by governments and corporations.

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Riding the wave at Blues

Latst form Bluefest HQ – Donovan Frankenreiter’s approach to his music is a bit like the approach that made his surfing legendary: he’s relaxed, not one to conquer the wave but to become one with it. His album Start Livin’ has the same approach.

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Chef profile: Debra Maloney

Debra Maloney has spent the last four years writing, sourcing, reinventing and perfecting these delicious recipes in order for all coeliacs to enjoy great-tasting gluten-free food that Debra and her guests have been eating for the last 13 years, since being diagnosed with coeliac disease herself.

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Penguins Of Madagascar

Broadly speaking, the tone of the new animations - dominated by Pixar and Disney - is upbeat, positive and, most important of all, inclusive.

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The Imitation Game

Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) headed the team that was brought together at Bletchley Park and assigned the task of deciphering the Nazis’ ‘Enigma Code’.

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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...