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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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Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night...

Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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.

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

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Power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

COVID testing centres open in Byron Shire this weekend

In the aftermath of three infectious people staying in the Far North Coast area earlier in the month, surprisingly, NSW Health has to date reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the Byron Shire, or broader Northern Rivers.

TOOT still fighting to save the rails

The issue of rail travels and resurrecting the lines on the far north coast have been the subject for debate, often very heated, since May 15, 2004, when the last XPT train left Murwillumbah station, putting an end to 110 years of rail transport in the region.

Total fire ban for much of NSW today

Fire conditions are classified as severe and very high today and the RFS says people should stay alert and informed.

Thousands Strike 4 Climate on the Far North Coast

Estimates of close to 6,000 students and supporters have been reported from the Student Strike 4 Climate currently being held in Byron Bay. Other centres around the Far North Coast and the rest of the state are also reporting a massive turn outs.

Early start to bush fire season

With fires blazing along the east coast, it’s not surprising that the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) have declared an early start to the Bush Fire Danger Period for the Far North Coast.

The homeless need your help now

For people sleeping rough, this is a really hard time of year and services for the homeless and needy are stretched to their limits.

Far north coast to host Surftag

For the first time in the 13-year history of Jim Beam Surftag the Far North Coast of NSW will hold its own qualifying event for the Australian Championships this Saturday in the Lennox Head/Ballina region.

A massive day of junior football in Lismore

A glorious day of football played out at Oakes Oval on Sunday as the Grade 12 to Grade 15 teams battled out their finals. The proved that the standard of football on the far north coast is really high and players and coaches should be really proud of their efforts.

Shores United win Grand Final and outscore everyone

Well, it's been a long hard road for the Shores United boys. They have copped some lop sided hidings over the years, but that all changed last Saturday at Oaks oval. To their credit the boys have stuck together through thick and thin, some of them since they were six.

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'.