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Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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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?

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...

Casino’s winning tap water ways

Yesterday Casino was announced as the winner of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s Ixom 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

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...

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Australia Day Warning from your local SLSC

Surf Life Saving New South Wales has issued a warning to beachgoers to heed safety advice after a huge weekend on beaches, with heatwave conditions and large swells forecast for today.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

Saving lives by watching kids near water

Research shows that, over the past 18 years, 507 children aged 0 to 4 years drowned. Of these, 207 (41%) were aged one year.

Man drowned near Coffs Harbour

Emergency services responded to reports of two swimmers who looked as though they were struggling at Uranga Beach, south of Coffs Harbour, just after 11.30am yesterday.

Near drowning at Brunswick Heads

A near drowning took place in the river at Brunswick Heads yesterday (Tuesday February 19) at around 11am leaving 20 year old male in critical condition.

Swimmer drowns at Suffolk Park

Despite the best efforts of first responders, a man has drowned after getting into difficulty at Suffolk Park beach. The 21-year-old Brisbane man was pulled unconscious from the surf by a member of the public shortly before 12:30pm.

Surfer confirmed drowned at Fingal Head

A man has tragically drowned after he went missing while bodyboarding at Fingal Beach near Tweed Heads on Sunday.

Body found floating at Cape Byron

The body of a man has been found after he apparently drowned at The Pass, near Cape Byron, earlier today.

Divers called in to search for missing swimmer

Police have resumed a search for a teenage boy who has been missing in surf at a north coast beach since Saturday. Police divers will today be brought in after an extensive multi-agency search has failed to find any trace of the teen.

Two men die during Murwillumbah floods

Police are investigating after a man’s body was located at a caravan park on Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah on Saturday afternoon. Separately, a man collapsed and died at his Murwillumbah home in the early hours of Friday morning.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.