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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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Bioenergy precaution

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

Astrological gravitas

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

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'.

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.

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.

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

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Cuddling for a cause: artist celebrates diversity with LGTBIQ portrait series

Paul Bibby Everybody loves a cuddle, and in the case of local artist Kia Maddock that love has extended to drawing and painting them. The Upper...

Byron to host region’s first gay formal

Byron Youth Theatre (BYT) has announced it is going to hold the region’s first formal especially for young people who identify as LGBTIAQ+ and their friends, who are eager for opportunities to socialise and celebrate with each other.

Ballina MP pans government’s ‘knee-jerk reaction’ to gay film

Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith has criticised the NSW premier and education minister for their ‘knee-jerk reaction to the homophobic calls to ban the film Gayby Baby from being shown in NSW public schools’.

Street parade kicks off Fruits’ festival

Bob Downe joined local celebrities Maude Boat and Destiny Has Arrived to lead the 2013 Tropical Fruits parade through the streets of Lismore yesterday, kicking off four days of festivities.

Lismore gets ready for a queer New Year

Melbourne DJ Kam Shafaati is getting ready to kick off Australia's biggest gay and lesbian New Year's Eve party, Tropical Fruits' Rainbow Circus, right here in Lismore.

New film shows silent suffering

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV3O8qz6Y5g An award-winning film screening around the region this week highlights the plight of lesbian and gay elders who are often forced back into the...

All the fun of the fruity fair

Looking for an antidote to election day blues? They don't come any more fun and frivolous than Fruitopia, the annual fundraising fair day for Tropical Fruits at the Lismore Showground.

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.