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COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

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SES issues Minor Flood warning for Lismore

Moderate rainfall across the Wilsons River catchment since Wednesday has caused significant river level rises along the Wilsons River and its tributaries, which has the potential to cause minor flooding along the Wilsons River at Lismore late Friday morning.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night...

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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

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?

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

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Council staff respond to greywater standoff with Ed Dept at Byron Bay Public School

Further to last week’s story regarding the impasse with the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) and Byron Council over a grey water system, Council’s Manager Utilities, Cameron Clark, has provided more details behind the arrangement.

Woman who stabbed Byron teacher refused bail

Police have arrested and charged a 31-year-old woman from Byron Bay for attacking a male teacher at Byron Bay Public School on Monday April 30.

Byron Public School not in lockdown

A story by the Sydney Morning Herald this morning that Byron Bay Public School is in lock down is incorrect. The children are safe and the school is going ahead with its usual day and children are currently in the ANZAC Day assembly.

Noisy silent disco raises funds for Luka

Local boy Luka Monroe is undergoing treatment for a massive tumour that was found growing in his kidney in February at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and his school is right behind him.

Radiation found in soil at Byron Bay school

Radioactive soil will be removed from Byron Bay Public School after testing showed higher-than-normal levels during upgrade works.

Byron school parking fees prompt staff complaints

Byron Council is engaged in delicate negotiations with Byron Public School over the question of whether teachers should have to pay for parking in the streets around the school.

Byron schoolkids receive a gift from outer space

Students from Byron Bay Public School received a gift last week that was literally out of this world.

Govt inaction delays Byron school upgrade

On Thursday (May 17) the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel deferred making a decision on the long awaited upgrade to Byron Bay Public School because of a missing government traffic study.

Plastic Free Boy inspiring schools

Byron’s Plastic Free Boy, Arlian has been taking to the screen and was recently featured on Channel Ten’s The Project

Plastic Alarm: call to save the turtles

Everything starts as an idea that has the potential to grow into something big. That is what happened for 11-year-old local boy Arlian who is now known as the Plastic Free Boy.

TGA grants provisional approval to oral COVID-19 treatments

At last, some good news on the COVID front: the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the first oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

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. 

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.