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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Stories about "Norco":

Byron Bay’s 1920s printed past dug up

Coming from a family steeped in the print publishing tradition, Julie unfolded the dusty artefact for a closer look.

Norco hits out at calls for Coles boycott

Norco has taken the unprecedented step of calling on its supporters not to boycott supermarket giant Coles despite calls by Queensland-based dairy farmers for the boycott yesterday.

What to do with the poo?

Australia has lagged behind the rest of the world in waste processing and Southern Cross University is bringing Australia to the table.

Gov’t backflip as NORCO regains milk contract for hospitals

People power and a quick response by staff at the Lismore Base Hospital has ensured that the milk contract for local hospitals has been returned to NORCO.

Farmer and environmentalist attacks Norco decision

Environmental lawyer, Sue Higginson, who specialises in land use conflict says the Nationals have betrayed their community with the decision of HealthShare NSW to choose foreign owned dairy farmers milk over that of Norco.

Some Norco milk comes from Qld: minister

In the ongoing battle about whether North Coast hospitals should receive their milk from a local supplier, Health Minister Brad Hazzard has announced that some Norco milk comes from Queensland.

Norco milk off the menu in local hospitals

Almost all of the 17 hospitals on the North Coast have severed their contracts with locally based milk producer Norco in favour of a company that sends its profits to Japan.

Norco milk takes on China

North coast dairying cooperative Norco will soon be a household name in China, after it confirmed it will begin full-scale shipments of its full range of fresh milk varieties to the country within weeks.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.