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What’s in a COVID vaccine? We examine every single ingredient

Here is an explanation of the ingredients for the three vaccines currently in play in the Australian rollout: the Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

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Homeless man to undergo surgery after Byron CBD crash

Byron police were still investigating a crash that left a homeless man in his sixties seriously injured last week, Inspector Matt Kehoe said Monday morning.

Vax zombies

Paul Stephen, Yamba Will Ash denounces The Echo for being pro-vax (9 July). The Echo is just being pro-science, and supporting...

Beach going, going…

Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

Housing, transport and no Dunoon Dam: Cr Basil Cameron’s bid for mayor

Cr Basil Cameron is yet to announce whether or not he has a team of candidates joining him in his election campaign but says he’s running for the position of mayor, joining a competition that as of Tuesday morning featured six men and zero women.

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New Tweed Hospital: Labor for Kings Forest – Nationals for Cudgen

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has committed to building the new Tweed Valley Hospital at Kings Forest but Nationals Tweed member Geoff Provest says they are blowing budget and delaying essential services.

Role of health minister in selection of Tweed Hospital site questioned

Questions over the role of the health minister Brad Hazard has played in ruling out the current Tweed Hospital site for redevelopment have been raised by Tweed Shire councillor Chris Cherry.

Tweed Hospital to close when new facility opens

Barbara Roughan, Kingscliff. It has finally been confirmed by a spokeswoman for the NSW Health Tweed Infrastructure team that the current Tweed Heads Hospital will...

Tweed Hospital at breaking point: Greens

Following revelations that local patients are being forced to go across the border to Queensland to access health services because Tweed Hospital is at breaking point, Greens NSW Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker has called on both the Liberal-Nationals and Labor to stop using Tweed Hospital as a ‘political football’.

Hazzard hints at new hospital for Tweed

New NSW health minister Brad Hazzard used his visit to the Tweed Hospital today to float the idea of a ‘greenfield’ site for a new replacement hospital for the region, similar to the recently completed Byron Central Hospital.

Nats have no plans for Tweed Hospital: Elliot

Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (ALP) says the National Party has ‘no plans for funding the Tweed Hospital’ based on the response she received...

Tweed Hospital fails to get full MRI licence

Richmond Labor MP Justine Elliot has condemned the Turnbull government for its refusal to grant a full Medicare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) licence for the Tweed Hospital.

Tweed Hospital welcomes trainee doctors

Tweed Hospital has 18 new trainee doctors walking its corridors.

Tweed Hospital’s ‘secret’ waiting list

The Tweed Hospital’s waiting list is much longer than government records show, according to a local physician, who says that staff specialists are discouraged from seeing non-urgent patients to keep the list size down.

Health minister responds on Tweed Hospital

Jillian Skinner, NSW Health Minister. Labor’s lies know no bounds. The $48 million upgrade of The Tweed Hospital has nothing to do with the proposed lease of the state’s poles and wires.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere (14 July). I am factual...

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.