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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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BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

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). 

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

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?

Bioenergy precaution

The notion of ‘Green Energy’ has recently excited business investors and no doubt the public. We need positive solutions...

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

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Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

Byron Coastal Charity Walk is 10

Fundraising walkers are an essential support for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and registrations have opened for the 2022 Byron Coastal Charity Walk.

Violet joins World’s Greatest Shave in Ballina

Ten year old Violet Hansen from Skennars Head had an extreme haircut at school yesterday as part of the World's Greatest Shave, to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Annual SHIFT fundraiser goes from strength to strength

The aim had been to double the fundraising efforts of last year for the local SHIFT Project that supports women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness – but organisers were blown away at what they raised.

Wildlife Hospital on fundraising home stretch

Fundraising for the for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is one the home stretch and a single donation of $325,000 means that a team of Australian vets are well on the way to creating Australia’s largest Mobile Wildlife Hospital to help save native Australian wildlife.

Nudge Nudge ‘funraisers’ celebrate major milestone

A local group of four local ‘funraisers’ have celebrated a major milestone with $100,000 donated from more than 22 events to not-for-profits (NFPs) in the northern rivers.

Art, music, food – fundraising for Lismore flood appeal

Help raise money for the Lismore flood appeal by getting involved in local community events and supporting local Lismore businesses. Check out what businesses have to offer in Lismore this Sunday in Clunes at Arterial: art, eats an beats. Then on 2 May Isabella a cappella are putting on a great evening of fun, dinner and music at Eureka Community Hall.

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.