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Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

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Rapid antigen test shortages across the country

As you’ve no doubt heard, people in NSW are now allowed to test themselves for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test (RAT), rather than lining up at a testing centre. There’s just one problem: no one has any RATs.

No by-elections during this Tweed Council term

Tuesday's Tweed Council meeting's second order of business was to decide if a by-election should take place if a councillor could not continue in their elected role. 

Carjacking in Ocean Shores, warrants issued

A young Ocean Shores man and his friends were recently held captive at knife-point and driven to Coolamon Scenic Drive by two young men before they escaped unharmed.

The PM’s report from the National Cabinet meeting yesterday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a media statement about the meeting yesterday of the National Cabinet.

Frontline health workers supported

It started, in classic Byron style, with a batch of bliss balls. The homemade treats were whipped up for the nurses at Byron Hospital by local, Sarah Armstrong, after she heard how challenging life had been for them during the Omicron outbreak.

Lismore Council votes in Cr Peter Colby as the new Deputy Mayor

The new Lismore Council met last night for the first time and one of the first orders of business was to elect a Deputy Mayor. The position will be held until September this year.

Stories about "Palestine":

Palestine Israel

Léonie De Dreux-Crawford, Mullumbimby With regard to Mr Wakil’s letter, you edified Mosab Hassan Yousef. To put the record straight, yes, Mosab was the son of a...

Activists petition fed govt over persecuting whistleblowers

Byron Bay saw a protest from the Palestine Liberation Centre who posted a petition to federal Attorney-General Christian Porter calling on him to drop charges against barrister Bernard Collaery and his client, Witness K.

A small protest on Little Wategos

Recently a small group from the Byron Friends of Palestine trekked across the sand to Little Wategos beach to send a message to passers-by.

Rogue-state Israel continues its ‘murder’

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel swapped the blood of the paschal lamb this Passover for the blood of Palestinians but there was no staying of the Angel of Death.

Israel’s brutality of Palestinian children continues unabated

Israel is the only country in the world which arraigns kids before military courts denying them family access and legal representation.

Fact: Israel is an apartheid regime

Dr Vacy Vlazna, coordinator, Justice for Palestine Matters. What is in reality loaded and inflammatory for Abramovich, chairman of the Whitewashing War Crimes Commission, are facts.

Israel not an apartheid state

Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman, Anti-Defamation Commission.  We write in response to the article “Palestine friends to target north coast MPs, ABC offices” that appeared in...

Palestine friends to target north coast MPs, ABC offices

Byron shire’s supporters of Palestine are ramping up their protest against 'apartheid Israel' with planned actions against federal MPs on the north coast in coming weeks.

Turnbull sucks up to apartheid Israel, bans Palestinian visit

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Ahed Tamimi is a 16 year old Palestinian girl from Nabi Saleh, a small village in the West Bank which doggedly resists Israel's theft of their lands and water. Recently, when the soldiers invaded the Tamimi backyard and shot her cousin Mohammed in the head with a rubber bullet at point blank range, Ahed slapped their faces.

Israel’s inhumanity against Palestinians shockingly shameful

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel has managed to transcend even its own levels of inhumanity when an Israeli sniper shot double amputee Ibrahim Abu Thuraya through the head on December 15.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

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.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

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.