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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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Casino’s winning tap water ways

Yesterday Casino was announced as the winner of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s Ixom 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Bioenergy precaution

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

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!  How much do you think you know about the Byron Shire? Ross Kendall challenges you to...

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

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NNSWLHD ID-19 update for January 10

The Northern NSW Local Health District authorities report that to 8pm yesterday, January 9,  there were 778 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the District.

COVID update – November 19, three new cases

The Northern NSW Local Health District said this afternoon, that three new cases of COVID-19 were reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm on November 18.

Northern NSW Local Health District’s daily update – October 8

The Northern NSW Local Health District's daily report says that to 8pm, October 8, seven new cases of COVID19 have been reported for the Local Health District.

Ballina’s open and closed doors include the Cultural Centre and Community Gallery

Ballina Shire Council say they are working hard to keep our community and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lismore Council’s can and can’t includes libraries and pools

In what is the first of many such directives over the next few weeks, Lismore council has announced that there will be restrictions for some people, depending on their COVID-19 vaccination status, to access Lismore City Council facilities and services from Monday.

COVID update

The NSW premier and her representatives were a no-show again today as the state recorded another fifteen deaths in the last 24 hours, equalling the worst daily record for the state.

Over a 100 days free of NSW-acquired COVID-19

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that there have been no new confirmed cases of NSW-acquired COVID-19 reported in residents since 25 July, more than 100 days ago.

Byron Hospital ‘not geared up’ to deal with stroke

The health department is investigating why a Coorabell man in the process of having a stroke was told by a doctor at Byron Central Hospital that there were no facilities to treat him there and no ambulance available to take him to the Gold Coast for urgent treatment.

No helipad for Byron Central Hospital

Nick Schaefer, Mullumbimby Creek. Enquiring at the Byron Central Hospital open day, it seems that there is no provision for a heliport.

Byron Central Hospital complete but staffing issues continue

Construction of Byron shire’s new hospital has finished almost a month ahead of schedule but the Health Services Union is far from happy from the pace of negotiations regarding its staffing.

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

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.

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.