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Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

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Splendour cash disbursed

Schools and community groups have shared in community grants worth  $50,000 from Splendour in the Grass. 

Backlash

Last week’s Backlash asked why the disused rail corridor couldn’t be utilised to prevent another ‘shemozzle’ at Splendour, suggesting...

Domestic v Wild

Tragically so much of our natural wildlife is at risk. ‘Dead’ zones along New Brighton Road, Old New Brighton...

Byron women’s AFL narrowly avoids first loss

A battle royale unfolded last Saturday afternoon at the Cavanbah oval when the Byron Bay women’s AFL team took...

Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.

Splendour in chaos

As a local resident of Wooyung I have watched North Byron Parklands (NBP) increasing their patronage to the maximum...

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A community petition to protect Murwillumbah Hospital ED

A Northern NSW Local Health District proposal to cut nursing shifts at Murwillumbah District Hospital’s Emergency Department will be met with a community petition instigated by Lismore MP Janelle Saffin.

Renal unit opens at Murwillumbah Hospital

Patients in the Tweed Valley who rely on life-saving kidney dialysis can now receive treatment a little closer to home. A new $1.1 million satellite renal unit was at officially opened Murwillumbah District Hospital today.

Renal unit one step closer for Murwillumbah

Work has now started on the satellite renal unit in Murwillumbah and is expected to be complete mid 2018.

Union suggests using M’bah hospital to ease pressure

A union representing health workers has suggested increasing the usage of Murwillumbah Hospital as a way to alleviate overcrowding at Tweed Hospital.

Murwillumbah Hospital to get dialysis unit

Renal dialysis is set to be provided at Murwillumbah District Hospital after NSW Health announced $400,000 funding to provide a six-chair satellite renal dialysis unit onsite.

Di Natale hopes for the Dawn of Greens in Richmond

The leader of the Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, spent yesterday in the northern rivers as part of his national tour after starting his day with an early appearance in Sydney before flying into the Gold Coast.

Murwillumbah birthing-service revival urged

Murwillumbah's popular midwife-led birthing service which was controversially closed down two months ago is set to be reinstated.

Murwillumbah birthing unit moves closer to a resolution

While petitions are being gathered and a public meeting is planned for Saturday, Sally Cusack from Maternity Choices Australia says a meeting last week with the NNSW LHD chief executive Chris Crawford, was 'very positive'.

Nats MPs ‘limp’ on Murwillumbah Hospital closure

Ron Goodman, former Labor candidate for Tweed, Banora Point. The limp protestations of Lismore Nationals MP Thomas George over the closure of the birthing service at Murwillumbah Hospital are a significant disappointment.

George ignores own advice on expectant mums

Bronya Lipski, Stokers Siding. Almost seven years ago Thomas George delivered a passionate and eloquent defence of the Murwillumbah hospital and its fundamental service to the community (Hansard 26/06/2008).

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out of the news and out...

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’.