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Fire danger period to end early for Northern Rivers

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley are among the local government areas (LGAs) that will see an early end to  the Bush Fire Danger Period.

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Bangalow Film Festival starts next week!

Bangalow Film Festival is back for its fourth year and the full program is available in all its cinematic glory – and it starts next week. Grab the popcorn and settle in for exclusive world and Australian premieres of critically-acclaimed feature films, award-winning documentaries, beloved classics, plus masterclasses with industry experts, Q&A sessions, special guest encounters and surprise events.

Pain

I am about to undergo knee replacement surgery and have been advised by Tweed Hospital that as this is...

The zucchini omelette returns!

Victoria Cosford After a near 12-month absence, brother and sister team Rob and Michelle Costanzo from Nomadic Kitchen are coming...

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Ballina Council have removed any doubt that the development of housing on land it owns in Wollongbar is for the benefit of ‘key workers’.

Teenager in Tenterfield crash dies in hospital

Police say they’re investigating a crash that killed a teenager in Tenterfield last week.

Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

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Babies still ignored in NSW hospital staff-patient ratios, say union reps

Babies still don’t count when it comes to NSW Health staff-to-patient ratio calculations, striking health union workers across the region said on Thursday.

Health professionals strike over patient ratios

The continued refusal by the NSW Liberal-Nationals government to mandate more reasonable nursing/midwifery patient ratios has prompted a 24 hour strike by health professionals on September 1 from 7am. 

Byron Hospital thanks

Tana Parker, Point Cook, VIC. Unfortunately I had to present on December 23, 2018, at the Bryon Central Hospital due to a gardening accident involving...

Call for independent inquiry into Byron hospital death

NSW Labor has renewed calls for an immediate independent inquiry into the resourcing and capacity of mental health services across NSW after the avoidable death of a Byron Central Hospital patient.

Avoidable death of person with Down syndrome at Byron Central Hospital triggers inquest

A 50-year-old man with Down syndrome has died after he was found by security outside Byron Central Hospital when he was supposed to be receiving oon-on-one care.

Byron hospital theatres ‘must stay in public hands’

A large number of the local community could be locked out of their own ‘public’ Byron Central Hospital if its part privatisation continues, health workers have claimed.

Thanks to the hospital heroes

Jim Barnes, Brunswick Heads. In life we so rarely meet real heroes and at 5am on Tuesday I met a group of people who are...

Byron Central Hospital thanks

Chris Burke, Ewingsdale. I would like to thank the kind staff at Byron Hospital. I had a accident on a building site requiring numerous stitches. Too...

Byron Hospital working well

Stephen Reynolds, Byron Bay. I am of an age (where did all those years go?) when medical problems can rise rapidly and unexpectedly and as a...

Health district failed to book ambulance for stroke patient

The Northern NSW Local Health District has admitted that it failed to book an ambulance for a Byron Central Hospital patient diagnosed with stroke before the treating doctor told his wife to drive him to a Queensland hospital.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state, that, unlike the current ones...

Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.