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COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

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COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

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Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival will again bring country music to the coast this coming NSW Labour Day Weekend.

With the overwhelming success and positive feedback from the inaugural festival in 2011, they have been busy scouring the country for acts to up the ante.

Highlights include The Sunny Cowgirls, Travis Sinclair and Pixie Jenkins. They are appearing together with The Round Mountain Girls, Christian Power & Lonesome Train, 8 Ball Aitken, The Bostocks, Bo Jenkins, Uncle Bob’s Jug Band, The Chris Cook Band, The Mumblers, Graham Rodger, Brothers 3 – and more and more. To see the full line-up go to http://ballinacountrymusic.com/.

Venues include Australian Hotel, Ballina Fair Shopping Centre, Ballina RSL Club, Ballina RSL Bowling Club, Hotel Henry Rous, Masonic Hall (Cherry Street), Shaws Bay Hotel, Street Stage (River Street), Twenty Nine Restaurant & Bar and Westower Tavern.

Tickets for the opening night at can be purchased online at http://www.ballinarsl.com.au/entertainment/bookings/.

All other performances at venues around town are free!

Organiser Carol Stacey says, ‘there will be a regular smorgasbord of fantastic country music at all the various venues. In addition we are offering street entertainment of a very high standard. We particularly hope that everyone enjoys the market stalls included in this year’s festival; this innovation is a direct result of community feedback.

The Sunny Cowgirls


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