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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?

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Record breaking day of COVID deaths as Hillsong sings and dances the night away

As New South Wales breaks another COVID record with 29 lives lost in a single day, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet spoke to the media this morning with an update on the pandemic.

Stop Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

A leaked report revealed that the independent report from the Natural Resources Commission’s to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires had been ignored.

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.

Ballina’s new Greens councillors ready for action

Although recent local government elections across the Northern Rivers were dominated by the surge of right-leaning candidates, state-wide there was a very successful result for The Greens, with 67 councillors elected (up from 56). Two of these new representatives are in Ballina, Ward C's Simon Chate and Ward B's Kiri Dicker.

Why is Modern Monetary Theory important?

Since the federal government has no nominal limitations on spending, it means that it can always afford to buy anything for sale in its own currency, including labour. As such, unemployment is a political choice, not an economic imperative.

Queensland NSW border to open up this Saturday

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today (Thursday, 13 January) that the Queensland NSW border would no longer require a...

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Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

Local councils keep up pressure for Northern Rivers lockdown to be lifted

Mayors from the Byron, Ballina, Tweed, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Kyogle councils are continuing to ask the NSW Government to lift the lock-down for the region at midnight on 10 September.

Calls for a Northern Rivers border zone to ease Queensland restrictions

With Sydney COVID-19 case increasing, and the Sydney lockdown extending local Labor MP Justine Elliot and some local Mayors and Councillors have called on fellow Liberal and Nationals state MPs to support a Northern Rivers border checkpoint ‘to keep our community safe and to protect local jobs and businesses’.

Kyogle hall gets upgrade

The Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall will be getting an injection of funds from both the Kyogle council and the federal government to get a well deserved upgrade.

Key Kyogle bridge reopened

Federal Page MP Kevin Hogan (Nationals) joined with Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland yesterday to open the upgraded Minneys Bridge in Kyogle, which had been closed to traffic for two years.

Seven down, 186 bridges to go

More than $2.2 million has been allocated to replace seven wooden bridges across Kyogle shire. The council has 203 timber bridges, the majority of which were built in the 1940s and are failing at the same time.

Richmond Valley to consider merger with Kyogle

Richmond Valley councillors will consider merging with Kyogle Shire Council but would want the state government to stump up at least $20 to $30 million to tackle Kyogle’s infrastructure backlog.

Kyogle votes to remain a stand-alone council

Kyogle Shire Council has voted 5/4 to remain a stand-alone council and reject any proposals for a merger.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe that there is nothing better...

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and something special for your birthday. Member...