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Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

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Wollongbar pod residents to be out by November

The residents of the Wollongbar Pod site have received notices, via text and letter, that they must find alternative accommodation by November leaving many residents distressed and struggling to find a place to live in the area. 

Arabs rights

Regarding Heilpern’s article: 1. Not a token of non-Jews serve in the army. By and large the whole Muslim...

‘Whisky and Smoke’ dining experience

On Saturday 20th July, North Byron Hotel will host an open-fire event ‘Whisky and Smoke’, where chef of the moment Pip...

Time to get back into the Lismore CBD as occupancy rate hits over 75 per cent

The audit of the Lismore central business district (CBD) has seen occupancy rates hit 76.8 per cent. 

BayFM lands major grant 

Independent local radio station, BayFM 99.9, has received a major grant from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, enabling it to plan big for the future. 

Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Bruem’s balloon amendment burst as Ballina Council votes to protect wildlife

Ballina Shire’s balloon ban is to stay in place after a failed attempt by at least one conservative councillor to weaken rules aimed at protecting wildlife and reducing litter.

Ballina balloon ban exception to be considered

Ballina Shire’s balloon ban is to again be debated by councillors, less than a year after coming into effect, thanks to a motion from Independent Councillor Rod Bruem.

Drinking water in Ballina’s open spaces to be prioritised

Ballina Shire Council staff are to make sure all open spaces and parks in the shire have access to drinking water, starting with an audit of current availability.

Accusations of gerrymandering continue in Ballina Shire

Accusations of gerrymandering continue in Ballina Shire owing to divisions created over a recent controversial vote to change ward boundaries.

Ballina Shire to trial virtual fencing to reduce roadkill

Virtual fencing aimed at reducing wildlife deaths on roads is to be trialled in the Ballina Shire, pending funding, after a unanimous vote at last month’s ordinary council meeting.

Pressure on NSW planning dep’t over Ballina Shire Council’s ‘opt-in’ Conservation Zones

Greens state member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she has written to planning minister Paul Scully seeking advice and counsel over controversial opt-in conservation zones in the Ballina Shire. 

Ballina council keen to tackle illegal dumping, littering

A new draft strategy targeting littering and illegal dumping of waste in the Ballina Shire is on display for public feedback until the end of the month.

Ballina council to search for natural burial ground

Ballina shire councillors have agreed to assess potential sites for a natural burial ground, just weeks after Byron shire council staff reported issues with a proposed site.

Bruem pushes Ballina council to debate 4WDs on beaches again

After two years of four-wheel drive [4WD] access restrictions to South Ballina’s beach, the Ballina Shire Council is to debate a review of the system this Thursday.

Healthy lifestyle program for Lismore and Tweed families

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that families can access support to build healthy habits together, including tips and assistance for getting active, healthy eating and overall wellbeing.

Artists donate work for Wallum cause

They say art imitates life, but can it also save life? This is the ultimate goal of the Save Wallum Art Exhibition and fundraiser that opened at Gallery Cosmosis in Byron Bay on Friday night.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Macquarie Marshes under threat from mining

If it hasn't been hard enough protecting the Macquarie Marshes from drought because of the upstream cotton growers now farmers are faced with a new threat to this environmentally significant, Ramsar-listed area.