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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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Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.10.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We are not for sale

It seems content creators are running out of ideas to make cheap TV. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you lose your ethics! Here’s a few quick pitches: How about a show about chubby rich women trying to drop weight by living in Ethiopia with a malnourished family for six weeks? No?

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

Local netballers will soon head to Sydney for the 2013 Netball NSW State Age Championships. Ballina Netball Association will field four teams in Divisions Two and Three and the Brunswick Byron Netball Association will field two teams in Division Four starting on Saturday 29 June and concluding on Monday 1 July.

Representing Ballina will be 15U Division Two, 14U Division Three, 13U Division Two and 12U Division Two sides, split across two of the three championship venues. Brunswick-Byron will be represented in the 14U and 13U age groups at Parramatta Auburn Netball Association.

A total of 305 teams will converge over three venues to contest in three days of back-to-back netball in one of the biggest sporting events in the southern hemisphere; the Netball NSW State Age Championships.

Major event partner, The Kids’ Cancer Project, once again joins Netball NSW for one of our marquee calendar events, which will feature over 3500 players from 91 associations.

The 45th State Age Championships will be held on the first weekend of the winter school holiday period and sees Campbelltown Netball Association host the top two divisions (Championship and Division Two), Division Three played out at Bankstown City Netball Association, while Division Four will be contested at the newly-reopened Parramatta Auburn Netball Association.

With four divisions in four age groups – 15U, 14U, 13U and 12U – the State Age Championship will showcase potential future stars of Australia’s number one female participation.


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