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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?

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Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

RATs to the rescue: understanding our transition to rapid antigen testing

At-home testing kits herald a new phase of pandemic management – but how do they work? Pivoting quickly from the...

Why is Modern Monetary Theory important?

Since the federal government has no nominal limitations on spending, it means that it can always afford to buy anything for sale in its own currency, including labour. As such, unemployment is a political choice, not an economic imperative.

No by-elections during this Tweed Council term

Tuesday's Tweed Council meeting's second order of business was to decide if a by-election should take place if a councillor could not continue in their elected role. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Stories about "cocaine":

Wanted pair arrested in Northern NSW over alleged drug importation offences

NSW Police have arrested a man and a woman wanted over alleged drug importation offences, following investigations into an organised criminal syndicate operating between NSW and Queensland.

Alleged cocaine importer arrested after trying to flee across NSW Queensland border

At 1am on Wednesday 10 November the Queensland Police stopped a truck on the NSW Queensland border in Tweed Heads and arrested 33-year-old man...

Charged after $900,000 worth of cocaine located during vehicle stop – Bonville

A man has been charged after about $900,000 worth of cocaine was allegedly found inside a car in the state’s north yesterday.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Police find cocaine and MDMA in cross border op

Police seven people have been arrested following a six-month investigation into the supply of MDMA and cocaine on the NSW Far North Coast and south-east Queensland.

Drug bust at Tugun border check point

Police say two men have been charged after officers located eight kilos of cocaine during a vehicle intercept at the border checkpoint in Tugun last Friday.

Man appears in Tweed Heads court on cocaine supply charges

A man appeared in Tweed Heads local court yesterday on charges of commercial drug supply involving half a kilo of cocaine.

Annual haul of illicit drugs over 30 tonne

Every day the media reports stories of drug seizures, busts and border control incidents, and the figures often seem huge, but overall the numbers are even more immense.

Cocaine vying with cannabis as the drug of choice in Byron

Convictions for cocaine possession in the Byron Shire reached a 22-year high last financial year, in what some see as a reflection of the region’s changing drug habits.

More than $10,000 cash, drugs seized by police

Drugs and cash worth over $10,000 seized by Richmond Local Area Command in two separate incidents yesterday. Cocaine, MDMA and cannabis as well as unidentified powder and crystal were part of the haul.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe that there is nothing better...

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

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and something special for your birthday. Member...