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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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Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

North Coast Festival of Flavour

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Richmond candidates 2022: incumbent Labor, Justine Elliot

Justine Elliot is the incumbent member for the seat of Richmond. She has held the seat since 2004, representing Labor and winning six elections.

Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

Get me a DA

In response to the recent flood meeting held at the Ocean Shores Country Club on Tuesday 10 May, a...

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.

Photo Jeff ‘Orangutan or Womban?’ Dawson

Tony Gilding, manager of Macadamia Castle, has another passion – saving the endangered orangutan.

He’s part of a team that will be releasing ex-captive orangutans into the Kehje Sewen forest in Borneo starting 2 May.

And for those interested in a trip of a lifetime, there’s a place available on the team.

‘Its very rugged wilderness not normally accessible to the public,’ says Gilding. ‘Dr Jamartin Sihite PhD will be joining us – he is enormously knowledgeable in his field and has a deep passion for orangutans and the forest.’ Enquiries to [email protected] or 0413 123 000.

 

 


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