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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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Cartoon of the week – 19 January, 2022

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The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

RATs to the rescue: understanding our transition to rapid antigen testing

At-home testing kits herald a new phase of pandemic management – but how do they work? Pivoting quickly from the...

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

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?

Empty shelves

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

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Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

Three injured in vehicle rollover – Burringbar

Three people were involved in a vehicle accident on a property at Upper Burringbar southeast of Murwillumbah this afternoon.

13-year-old struck by vehicle in Lismore

Just before 3.45pm yesterday a 13-year-old was struck by a vehicle in South Lismore.

Cautious welcome for Kingscliff’s new ambulance station

The announcement of the new ambulance station for Kingscliff was welcomed by locals, however, it comes with the reminder that the state government committed to no further development on State Significant Farmland.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter called to Ewingsdale

A 52 year old man was flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital yesterday afternoon following a fall from scaffolding near Byron Bay.

Motorcyclist killed in Northern Rivers

 Members of the public tried to resuscitate him but the man died at the scene.

Mullum man hospitalised after cooking accident

A 23-year-old Mullumbimby man has been hospitalised with burns after a cooking accident at his Morrison Avenue home overnight.

Police investigate ambulance crash, Tweed Heads

About 2.15pm on Friday (October 27), an ambulance was travelling north on the Gold Coast Highway, Tweed Heads, when it was involved in a collision with a vehicle towing a boat at the intersection with the M1 off ramp .

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.