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Man saved by Marine Rescue NSW after vessel capsized on Bruns Bar

A rapid response by Marine Rescue Brunswick volunteers has saved a man’s life after his 4.9 metre boat rolled on Brunswick Bar this morning.

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Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

Jack Evans Boat Harbour upgrade to provide vital access to water as climate warms

Having somewhere to swim (or just connect with water), like a country town swimming pool, the local creek or river swimming hole, or the ocean, is important in a hot country like Australia.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

A festival in laneways

Mullumbimby, a town known for its abundance of artists and creatives with a passion for what drives them, is set to host the much-anticipated Laneways Festival 2024 on May 4 and 5.

Who is our next GG?

Sam Mostyn has been announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Australia's next governor-general. So what sort of woman is she, and why has her appointment sent the right wing media into a tizz?

Has the state government responded effectively to the 2022 flood and other disasters? 

The NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSW RA) is under examination to look at how it has managed the response to the 2022 floods and other disasters.

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Another COVID death in Northern Rivers

There were 291new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24-hours to 4pm 22 February. 

COVID-19 sees 42 in hospital and one death in Northern Rivers

Yesterday there was one death from COVID-19 announced to 4pm 21 February. Today there are currently 42 people in hospital and three in ICU in the Northern NSW Local Health Distric.

COVID-19 Update Northern NSW 

There are 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with 4 of these in ICU.

Two deaths and four in ICU in Northern NSW

One person in their 90s and on in their 70s died in the Northern NSW Local Health District in the 24-hours to 4pm 9 February.

One death and 23 in hospital in Northern Rivers

The previous 24 hours to 4pm 8 February has seen another death in the Northern NSW Local Health District. 

Another two COVID deaths in Northern Rivers

There have been another two deaths from COVID-19 in Northern Rivers.

Three COVID deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours

There are currently 38 people in hospital with COVID-19 in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) and four people are in ICU.

Back to school, with a RAT!

With students having returned to school Tuesday, teachers and students are required to test for COVID-19 twice weekly.

27 people died in NSW and 33 remain in hospital locally

There are currently 2,622 people admitted to hospital across NSW, 170 in ICU and 72 who require ventilation and 27 people with COVID died in the 20 hours to 8pm to 4pm 1 February.

One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

Wallum showdown unfolds in Brunswick Heads

Around eight people have been arrested so far, since almost fifty police arrived at the Wallum development in Brunswick Heads this morning to escort machinery and other work vehicles on to the site. Police include local officers, members of the NSW Public Order and Riot Squad, and Police Rescue.

Northern Rivers Recovery and Resilience Program announces 36 projects

Bridge expansions, upgraded pumps, enhanced evacuation routes and nature-based projects are just a few of the 36 projects being rolled out as part of...

Reef snapshot details widespread coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Latest CSIRO research shows that the fifth major bleaching event since 2016 is still unfolding, but bleaching was just one of the disturbances on the reef over summer.

Invitation to get to know the real Nimbin

The MardiGrass Organising Body (MOB) say Nimbin's annual festival will kick off with the launch of a very special audiovisual book on Friday 3 May, 'Out There: a potted history of a revolution called Nimbin'.