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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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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...

Editorial: Dear Committee Secretariat

The federal Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a new inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers (print...

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

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.

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

Stories about "rainforest":

Wearing drink bottles on your bum to save rainforests

Undies entrepreneur Brendan Lo doesn’t see himself as a smart arse, but his take on some old bit of wisdom is a bit cheeky.

Open day at Lismore’s Rainforest Botanic Gardens

Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens have been preparing for their special Open Day this Sunday.

Gondwana Festival launched

Adventurers and conservationists are collaborating to celebrate the regeneration of a beautiful, ancient landscape in a month-long festival.

Will you go HalfCut for rainforests?

As a passionate rainforest conservationist, Jimmy Halfcut wanted to get noticed by more people to make them aware of the fact that half the worlds rainforests have been destroyed by humans.

Call to NSW government to protect our devastated rainforests

The rainforests of north-east NSW have been ravaged by both fire and drought leaving animals packed into the remaining areas. The NSW government is being called on to put in place real protection for what is left.

Madeleine West wants to Help Home Heal through reforestation

Byron resident Madeleine West a.k.a. Neighbours’ ‘Dee Bliss' has taken to her heart the importance of tree planting Australia wide, and has founded Help Home Heal.

Bushfire recovery: help plant rainforest trees this Saturday

Do you have some time for tree planting this Saturday morning? Rainforest 4 have teamed up with Reforest Now and need your help to plant 1,000 rainforest trees in two hours

Planet Watch: Farmers, forests & climate change

Farmers, forests and climate change: The way that humans use and change the land and its vegetation can have a profound effect on the climate, and can either counteract or exacerbate climate change.

Turn camphor patches into rainforest without herbicides

Though camphor trees have become a back-up food supply for many native creatures, they are still a weed that needs to go.

Terania Creek a catalyst

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I take strong objection to John Macgregor-Skinner’s biased and incorrect portrayal of the Terania Creek protests (Letters Echonetdaily 4 April). The 300...

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.