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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. 

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Police appeal for missing woman

Lismore Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating Missing Person, Emily Eden Lazzaroni.

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s...

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

Lismore flood

I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently...

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

Pension protector?

Powerful Protector of the Pension? Well, not exactly… ABC Fact Check has looked closely at claims made by local MP,...

The Tweed Hospital’s eagerly awaited crop of 29 new nurses reported for duty yesterday. Here they are pictured with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health Melinda Pavey before heading off to the wards.


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