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East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.

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5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Byron Bay wants Byron Baes to back off

Faster than speeding reality TV producer, members of the Byron community have swiftly mounted a multi-pronged attack against the proposed ‘influencer’ based Netflix show Byron Baes.

A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for...

A coast in need of management

It appears that the long-suffering management of perhaps the region’s most precious resource and attraction, Byron Shire’s beaches and estuaries, are not a high priority for Sydney-based bureaucrats and the Liberal-Nationals government.

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Deadly winter cow disease outbreak on Northern Rivers

Vets on the Northern Rivers are warning cattle producers to look out for deadly cow disease, Yersiniosis. You might know it as 'mud scours'.

Health service seeks community representatives to help it improve health care

The northern NSW health service is inviting community members interested in sharing their experiences and helping improve health services to get involved by joining one...

Labor pledges new radiation therapy centre during Shorten visit to Ballina

Labor has pledged to build a new radiation therapy centre in the Northern Rivers if it is elected at the upcoming Federal Election.

Community health care confab in Ballina

Providing tools for people to help themselves and others is the focus of the fifth annual Health Care Community Engagement Conference, to be held in Ballina on Thursday, November 22. The conference is open to the public, carers and service providers. 

Soap Box #151: Woolies the healthcare people?

While taking her blood pressure on the run, Mandy muses whether a certain supermarket's foray into healthcare could herald a whole new era for Australian democracy.

Here & Now #63

Well, any chance of my resuming my triple jump career is well and truly ended. Okay, when I say 'resuming', I really mean 'starting' – I never actually had a triple jump career. But still, it's terribly sad that now I definitely can't have a triple jump career if I decided to. Hmm... painkillers kicking in.

Govt won’t fund Murwillumbah hospice

Meredith Dennis, knows first-hand what it feels like for a family member to have palliative care and pass away peacefully at the Wedgetail Retreat hospice. So it's doubly disappointing for her that the state government refuses to fund it.

Dr Abbott poised to butcher health system

Australia’s globally-envied public health system is about to be strapped onto the Abbott government’s operating table and endure the razor gang’s knife. It will emerge slimmer and on life support, writes Alex Mitchell.

Dementia rates set to rise on north coast

A new report claims coastal and regional Australia are set to take the brunt of dementia rate increases, with Tweed, Ballina and Lismore electorates in the firing line.

Exciting lineup for 2021 Bangalow Music Festival

Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) yesterday unveiled a stellar Bangalow Music Festival program for August 2021. The theme for the 19th festival is 'music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre'.

Pickleball taking off in Ballina

Combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA. Recently the 'Ballina Picklers' travelled to Sydney to compete in the NSW Pickleball Championship Open.

Understand climate?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry Have you noticed it getting a bit chilly at night recently? Do you think we will have a mild ‘global warming winter’, or...

Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.