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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

Computers donated to home schooled kids in Lismore

There nothing like the support of the CWA ladies to help get you through a disaster and the Lismore CWA Evening Branch were very pleased to be able to help their community once again to supply computers to some flood-affected Lismore kids.

One person is in ICU with covid in the Northern Rivers region

There is one person in ICU in the Northern NSW Local Health District and 23 people in hospital with COVID-19. 

North Coast Festival of Flavour

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Parents rally behind essential local aftercare service

Mullumbimby locals are concerned that a vital, Council-run out of school hours child care service could shut after Byron Council issued a survey hinting at closure.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

A man drowned in the Richmond River at Ballina on Saturday afternoon.

At about 4.30pm the 35-year-old Korean man was swimming with three friends at The Spit, near the Missingham Bridge.

Police were told the four swimmers were in up to their waists when they all got into difficulty.

A local surf instructor went to the aid of the men and managed to get three of them back to shore when he noticed the 35-year-old man was still missing.

A jet boat rescue vessel and the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter located the man, who was pulled from the water unconscious. He was unable to be revived.

Inquiries are continuing and police from the Richmond Local Area Command are preparing a report for the coroner.


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