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The new mayor

Ben Franklin’s glowing endorsement of our new Mayor, Michael Lyon, is something to be concerned about. Lyon was a...

What do you do next if you test positive to COVID?

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive know what they should do while isolating at home and when to seek medical help.

Is your water off in Lennox Head?

Ballina Council says that water supply is temporarily unavailable to properties on Pinnacle Row, and parts of Ballina Street, Lennox Head due to a water main break on North Creek Road that occurred this morning.

Record breaking day of COVID deaths as Hillsong sings and dances the night away

As New South Wales breaks another COVID record with 29 lives lost in a single day, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet spoke to the media this morning with an update on the pandemic.

Nurses help patients stay connected

When you find yourself in a hospital, most of us have rushed out the door with our phones in our hands, and without the charger.

COVID infections

My dear old aunty just died of COVID-19 in a Sydney nursing home. Locally, my son and daughter-in-law have had...

Stories about "traffic delays":

Crash on Pacific Highway brings traffic to a halt

An accident on the pacific highway heading south brought traffic to a standstill early Wednesday morning.  The crash occurred just past the Helen St...

Accident causes traffic snarl at Byron exit

A truck accident has caused long queues on Pacific Highway at the Byron exit.

Peak hour traffic jams at Uncle Toms caused by road works

Traffic is currently backed up both coming into and leaving Mullumbimby at the Uncle Toms turn off

Car, caravan rollover at Cudgera Creek

Traffic has now cleared on northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway following a car and caravan rollover at Cudgera Creek around midday. Summerland Way is now also clear between Fairy Hill and Kyogle, after the council and emergency services cleaned up a 10km oil spill.

Traffic conspiracy

Sue Arnold, Ocean Shores. I’ve identified a new conspiracy. It’s been created by Byron Council and the RMS who obviously sat down months ago to plot how to maximise traffic disruption as we approach school holidays, schoolies, festivals and Xmas holidays

Highway traffic at Ewingsdale queued for 5km

Traffic on the southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale is bumper-to-bumper for at least five kilometres this morning as a slow-moving wide-load is being transported from Tweeds Heads to Ballina.

The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

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.

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.