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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.

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Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

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. 

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). 

The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

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

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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Man charged with impersonating an ADF officer – Murwillumbah

NSW police say a man has been charged with impersonating an Australian Defence Force officer following an investigation into property and firearms offences on the state’s far north coast.

A police pursuit at Evans Heads sees four charged

NSW police say a man and three teenage boys have been charged following a pursuit on the state’s Mid North Coast yesterday.

Police at COVID testing stations

NSW Police Force say they are increasing their presence at COVID-19 testing sites across the state following reports of a general increase in anti-social and aggressive behaviour as lengthy queues continue.

Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

Four areas of public land in the Ballina Shire are to stay alcohol-free zones for at least another three years.

Serious assault charges – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say that four men will face court today charged following an alleged serious assault of a man on the state’s mid-north coast over the weekend.

Firearms and drugs charges – Bilambil Heights

Tweed–Byron police say that a man has been charged with firearm and drug-related offences following a search warrant at Bilambil Heights. Just before...

Fatal single vehicle accident at Rappville

Officers from Richmond Police District say that at about 8.30pm (Friday, November 19), emergency services were called to Carwong Road, Rappville after reports of a crash.

Firearms Amnesty draws huge response in NSW

Since July this year, NSW Crime Stoppers have been encouraging residents to hand in or register unwanted, illegal, and unregistered firearms as part of the National Firearms Amnesty.

Tragic death of four-year-old twins in Goonegerry housefire

Emergency services were called to a fire in property at Goonengarry shortly after 4am today, responding to reports that two children were suffering from smoke inhalation.

Vehicle crossing median strip allegedly contains drugs and stun gun

Police say a man has been charged with drug and weapon offences in Tweed Heads after the car he was driving was observed crossing a medium strip on Wharf Street.

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.

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.