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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the...

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

M Mizzi, Ocean Shores

Carlos Gutierrez, (Letters, yesterday) is one of those naive souls who believes that kids will do as their parents tell them. What a laugh. I wonder what his childhood was like?

Every weekend I see the young ’uns out there, fully loaded before they hit town ready to paarrteee like it’s the end of the world. These kids want action, debauchery, sex, smoking, good times and hard loud vibes to dampen the obvious emptiness of their sad little consumer souls. They type away on their iPhones and assorted gadgets arranging meet-ups, finding where the best party is going down and lining up exploits that make their parents’ lives seem pedestrian and boring by comparison.

This is the new jet-fuelled Generation Y – and nothing and no-one will get in their way when a good time beckons, least of all parents. Coupled with expensive clothing, designer shoes and money to burn, (maybe the parents have a weapon there) these kids, all prematurely matured beyond their years, are the product of the world baby boomers have created, the one where everything is a ‘right’ and any limits to these rights is a new reason to rebel.

You reap what you sow and the harvest ain’t too pretty when you see it spewing its guts out after too many cocktails, nor are the associated alcohol-fuelled fights on the main streets of town.

But then Dan Murphy’s reserves its right to supply brain-deadening toxic poison to its valued customers…


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Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.