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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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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.

Empty shelves

The local supermarket has no toilet paper, rice and little pet food. This is not merely a local event,...

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.

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.

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.

Bungawalbin primitive bush camp: death by a thousand cuts

Locals are raising concerns in relation to a Development Application for a ‘Community Facilities – Primitive camp ground' near Coraki that they say is a site prone to severe flooding and fire risk.

Stories about "Mullumbimby fig":

Affordable housing at market rates?

Jason Lasky, South Golden Beach. Councillor Paul Spooner explained to me (on Saturday), the Mullum Station street land will be sold at market value. It will not be sold for less to help establish affordable housing.

Byron council seeks community housing for Mullumbimby

Byron Shire Council has asked the North Coast Community Housing Company to investigate options for affordable housing at a council-owned site in Station Street, Mullumbimby, which had been earmarked for sale.

Now for the good news

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay. On the upside, the ebola outbreak is officially over, the Antarctic is adding ice, and a fabulous prototype electric bus is showing us the way of the future.

Hundreds support plea to save iconic Mullum fig

A fig tree near Mullumbimby’s Dinosaur Preschool in Station Street has shaded locals for more than 50 years, according to local mum Jenny White, who has spearheaded a campaign to save it from council’s axe.

Preserve old Mullum fig

Jenny White, Mullumbimby. As a concerned local resident of Mullum I have a request regarding the beautiful fig tree on Station Street Mullumbimby.

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.