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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.

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Be alert – koalas are on the move

Yes it's that time of year and Friends of the Koala are urging members of the public to contain dogs at night and keep a lookout for koalas on their properties and when driving, particularly during dusk to dawn.

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs...

Party kits to celebrate sustainably

Ballina Shire Council and Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries have joined forces to offer reusable kids’ party kits, as part of their ongoing commitment to reduce single use items across the shire.

Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

Tweed research hub battling chlamydia for koalas

A unique koala facility on the Tweed Coast is playing a key role in the battle against the chlamydia.

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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Unvaccinated? You’re up to 17.5 times more likely to end up in ICU

Before the latest free for all approach to the management of the COVID-19 virus a big part of the conversation was about flattening the curve and vaccination was one part of that strategy for good reason.

Looking to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

Ocean Shores Pharmacy has managed to scrape together some extra doses of vaccines and boosters and have opened up extra days to make them available. But they are asking everyone to use the online app to fill out the pre-screening form prior to their appointment.

216 new cases of COVID-19 and two in ICU in Northern NSW

The majority of new COVID-19 cases in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) were in the Byron Shire in the 24 hours to 8pm December 28.

On your own with the virus, says government

The State Government has left locals to ‘fend for ourselves’ by refusing to reinstate COVID-19 restrictions, despite an extended spike in cases, local MP Tamara Smith says.

Byron’s two new venues of COVID-19 concern

As the numbers of COVID-19 continue to climb in the Northern Rivers another two venues of concern have been identified in Byron Bay.

167 active COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

The Tweed Local Government Area (LGA) is currently at 89 per cent full vaccination and the Byron LGA is in the last position at 84.4 per cent while its current active COVID-19 cases are in the highest position at 108.

Pfizer booster proves effective against Omicron

As fears around Omicron swirl, Pfizer has announced that preliminary laboratory studies suggest that three doses of its Comirnaty vaccine offer effective protection against the new COVID-19 variant.

Coorabell Hall a venue of COVID concern

A private event at Coorabell Hall has seen eight cases of COVID-19 confirmed.

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.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.