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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.

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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.

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Spice Palace: Fresh, local and made from scratch

Rob Cullinan and Duska Jefed are the couple behind Spice Palace. They lovingly make dips, tapenade, dukkah, harissa, chilli...

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Food for thought?

‘The fundamental cause of the trouble,’ he wrote, ‘is that in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while...

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

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Festival of COVID-19

Oliver Dunne, Byron Bay In the past few days, the NSW government appears to have changed direction on managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, this...

Billinudgel Nature Reserve expands

Over 37.15ha of ecologically significant land has been gifted to the Billinudgel Nature Reserve by North Byron Parklands.

Festival tents headed for Cobargo

Inspired to help after fires raged through Cobargo on the NSW south coast, youth worker Nicqui Yazdi has assembled a crew to assist impacted residents.

Parklands wins permanent approval for Splendour, Falls

Falls and Splendour in the Grass festivals will have a permanent home and an increase in size after the state’s Independent Planning Commission signed-off on a $42-million development application for North Byron Parklands. The approval will see both Splendour and Falls increase in size to 50,000 and 35,000 punters respectively .

Sixth annual Falls Festival wrapped up smoothly

It was more than just a music festival for the 17,000 patrons, that included 15,000 campers, at the sixth annual Falls Music and Arts Festival held at North Byron Parklands between the 31 December and January 2.

Falls swings into gear – and New Year

Preparations for the sixth annual Falls Music & Arts Festival Byron are in full swing: campers began arriving over the weekend, the festival is set to start later today and runs until January 2.

Howling at Falls

A Byron record shop will be curating a dedicated stage for local acts at this year’s Falls Festival, to be held at North Parklands in Yelgun over New Year.

Nick Cunningham to play Falls Byron by popular vote.

Local Byron singer songwriter Nick Cunningham has scored the spot on the Falls Byron line-up for this year after thousands of votes were cast for the Foster A Band competition.

Healing divides starts with a song

Inspiration can hit you at some of the most unusual moments and the chorus for what was to become Row Back the Levy by Aine Tyrrell and Cara Robinson certainly met the brief.

Juice WRLD, Dizzee Rascal and Cut Copy for Falls

Falls Festival has released its second line-up announcement, with Chicago-based rapper Juice WRLD, grime kingpin Dizzee Rascal and electro legends Cut Copy added to the list.

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'.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.