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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

The Mullum Indian Restaurant is situated, conveniently, a short drive from town, at the Mullumbimby Golf Club and...

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

776 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

There’s no shortage of positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern NSW Health District with the current count likely to be an underestimation of the numbers due to the overwhelmed testing capacity.

The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant

New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday...

Cartoon of the week – 19 January, 2022

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Stories about "Asbestos":

Asbestos: it’s in 1 in 3 homes

This year’s National Asbestos Awareness Week campaign asks Australians to ‘Think Twice About Asbestos’. The campaign challenges complacency by reminding home renovators and tradespeople that the danger of asbestos is far from over.

Toluene found at Mullumbimby’s old hospital site

Yet another contamination concern has been uncovered at the site of the old Mullum Hospital, adding an extra $1.5 million to the already ballooning cost of remediating the land.

Mullumbimby hospital development update

Byron Shire Council says that the discovery of further deposits of asbestos at the former Mullumbimby hospital site has delayed the final remediation of the property.

Renovating? Pick up a free asbestos testing kit from Byron Shire Council

This week it’s national Asbestos Awareness Week and now is a good time to remind people to check their properties for asbestos before starting any projects around the house.

Editorial: Profits of doom

Yet another IPCC report has come out on the dire circumstances of the planet from human burning of fossil fuels, this time with a particular focus on our oceans. As Rolling Stone put it ‘UN Climate Report: Oceans Also F-cked’

Byron Council refutes ‘poisoned chalice’ hospital claim

Byron Shire Council has denied claims by local filmmaker and activist David Bradbury that it was ‘only given the hospital for $1 if they agreed to demolish the site using the Tweed-based contractor the state government had already signed the contract with’.

Residents lament demolition of Mullumbimby Hospital

As the demolition team moved onto the site of the old Mullumbimby and District Hospital on Monday (January 7) a small group of onlookers held a vigil outside the grounds.

Mullumbimby Hospital must be demolished: report

The two main buildings at the Mullumbimby Hospital site will have to be completely demolished and the land remediated at a cost of more than $3 million after they were found to be riddled with asbestos that poses a high risk to future users and the surrounding community.

Local asbestos program nominated for award

The increase in DYI household renovations has highlights the importance of how to identify asbestos. It was the increasing quantity of asbestos that was unknowingly being taken to waste facilities in the northern rivers that lead to the development of the North East Waste’s Household Asbestos Testing Program.

Asbestos found in high school at Lismore

A high school in Lismore has been forced to seal off a dozen classrooms following the discovery of asbestos.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.