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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

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RAT upcycling available in Mullum

Most of us have been far more concerned about how to get hold of rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the past few months than what happens to the plastic testing kits after use.

Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

Ballina community leaders honoured

Koala conservationist Maria Matthes was named Ballina's Citizen of the Year in yesterday's Australia Day Awards, which were closed to the public but livestreamed from the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Sneaky Eats

Sandra Haslam There are times when the fullness of living life squeezes our ability to create our own nutritious and...

Toilet-to-tap ‘best water in Oz’

Congratulations, Casino! Casino is to represent Australia in an international competition after being voted as having the ‘best-tasting tap...

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.

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Local lads successful AFL show at PSSA championships

At a recent PSSA event at the Blacktown International Sports Park, six Byron AFL players and Byron Junior AFL club president, Barry Spry, enjoyed an unprecedented, successful state carnival.


80-ha development at Lennox Head set to start

Move over, West Byron; a 500-home development is about to begin down the road in Lennox Head. And it’s just one of many residential/commerical projects in Ballina Shire that are either being built or are in the planning stages.


Rebuild Nepal benefit nets $50k

Organisers of last weekend’s Rebuild Nepal concert at Crystal Castle say a whopping $50,000 was raised, adding to the $20,000 raised recently at a Mullum event.


Phyllis visits Lennox All Girls

The Lennox Head All Girls Surfriders will be hosting a stall at the Love Lennox Festival. The stall is a fundraiser for the club and their favourite charity Disabled Surfers Association.


A mighty heart not enough for the battling Giants

In a nutshell, the Mullumbimby Giants were beaten by a better side in their NRRRL Round 8 fixture at Les Donnelly Field on Sunday.


Brewery up with world’s top drops

Congratulations to The Byron Bay Brewing Company, who have just taken out two major trophies at the Australian International Beer Awards, held last week.


Welcome to our table

Susanna Freymark The food is fresh, with eggs and honey straight from the backyard. The trestle tables are long and customers are called friends. Before the meals are served, the waitstaff gather and toast the feast with a glass of...


Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

RAT upcycling available in Mullum

Most of us have been far more concerned about how to get hold of rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the past few months than what happens to the plastic testing kits after use.

Bill will not prevent social media trolling: Law Council

The nation’s peak law advocay legal body, The Law Council of Australia, is calling for a nationally consistent approach to law reform as ‘the best defence against social media defamation’.