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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

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Health minister, bureaucrats mute over alleged fraud at local hospital

Allegations that at least three former managers at Byron Hospital embezzled public money remain unexplained by both NSW health minister Brad Hazzard (Liberal) and his health officials.

Developer denies letter to minister was an ‘ultimatum’

One of Australia’s wealthiest developers, who wrote to the premier lobbying for the new Tweed hospital to be built on a site that he owns, denies it was an ultimatum.

Tweed hospital works a boon for local business: MP

Work has commenced at the contested site of the new Tweed Valley Hospital in Kingscliff, with Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) saying it would result in ‘a local jobs boom’.

Role of health minister in selection of Tweed Hospital site questioned

Questions over the role of the health minister Brad Hazard has played in ruling out the current Tweed Hospital site for redevelopment have been raised by Tweed Shire councillor Chris Cherry.

Gov’t backflip as NORCO regains milk contract for hospitals

People power and a quick response by staff at the Lismore Base Hospital has ensured that the milk contract for local hospitals has been returned to NORCO.

New site for $.5bn Tweed Valley Hospital announced

The site for the half-billion dollar future Tweed Valley Hospital was announced today, with Tweed MP Geoff Provest saying it would bring a ‘jobs bonanza’ to the region.

Tweed Hospital at breaking point: Greens

Following revelations that local patients are being forced to go across the border to Queensland to access health services because Tweed Hospital is at breaking point, Greens NSW Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker has called on both the Liberal-Nationals and Labor to stop using Tweed Hospital as a ‘political football’.

Year-long wait for colonoscopy at Lismore Hospital

A 52-year-old West Ballina grandmother faces an anxious wait of up to a year to discover whether she has colon cancer after she was told by Lismore Base Hospital that was the earliest date she could expect to have a colonoscopy despite her sister having the condition.

Hazzard hints at new hospital for Tweed

New NSW health minister Brad Hazzard used his visit to the Tweed Hospital today to float the idea of a ‘greenfield’ site for a new replacement hospital for the region, similar to the recently completed Byron Central Hospital.

Health minister on notice as north coast visit looms

As the state’s new health minister, Brad Hazzard, prepares to visit north coast hospitals for his first time in the role, his ALP counterpart, Walt Secord, has challenged him to ‘spell out how he is going to fix chronic understaffing across the region’.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.