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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Recognition for Brunswick SLSC volunteers

Five national medals presented on behalf of Governor General David Hurley were some of the awards given to Brunswick...

Julian Assange 

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese asking him to speak to the UK...

Israel Junkets

According to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute report federal parliamentarians received 139 sponsored trips of which 25 went to...

Get dead set on Dying to Know Day

Research shows that 87 per cent of Australians agree that at least some end-of-life planning is important however many often experience barriers to taking action.

Second independent assessment of Iron Gates DA in Evans Head recommends refusal

Two independent reports on the Iron Gates development at Evans Heads have determined that it should not go ahead.

Singing songs of sorrow and resilience

Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

Stories about "Australian Red Cross":

Airbnb steps up

In coordination with the NSW Government and the Australian Red Cross, Airbnb has announced that hosts can offer free, temporary accommodation to evacuees impacted by the catastrophic NSW floods.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

In recognition of community service

Northern Rivers and Tweed Valley emergency services teams have been recognised with distinguished teams awards for their outstanding work during the Ex-Cyclone Debbie event in 2017.

Children deserve more than a lifetime of war

  Peter Walton, Director International, Australian Red Cross To the Editor Six-year-old Yousra is the same age as the war in Syria. All she has known is...

Red Cross welcomes govt decision to expand refugee places

The Australian Red Cross has welcomed the federal government’s decision to spend $44 million on humanitarian aid and to open up an extra 12,000 places for people fleeing the conflict in Syria and Iraq.

Help Red Cross help others

Robert Tickner, Chief Executive, Australian Red Cross. A growing number of our neighbours will face a lonely winter this year with as many as 7 per cent, or 1.5 million Australians predicted to be considered isolated or very isolated this year.

Containing an epidemic of fear

Peter Walton, head of International Program, Australian Red Cross. The idea of a deadly and contagious virus with no cure is terrifying. So imagine the courage it would take to nurse a neighbour who is sick from the Ebola virus, or bury your highly infectious wife, husband, child, sister or brother.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.