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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

Other News

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

Colonisation and invasion didn’t just happen 250 years ago at Botany Bay, it happens every day in a country that has been stolen from the traditional owners.

Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

NRAS about to kick off 2022 adoption days

Local animal charity Northern Rivers Animal Services has kicked off 2022 with a bang, with more cats, kittens and puppies needing homes in Ballina than you can shake a rescuer at.

Echonetdaily is back online after being off the air for most of Tuesday.

For those who didn’t get their  regular email alert, we do apologise: it was as frustrating for us as it was for you.

We are reliably informed that an anonymous group of proto-fascist hackers were not the cause of our outage, much to the dismay of the conspiracy theorists among us.

The more prosaic reason is that a server network that was the backbone of our system completely failed without notice.

We are assured that this is an extremely rare occurrence and unlikely to happen again.

We thank our readers and advertisers for their patience during these difficult and frustrating few hours.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Total belief in your explanation on my part. Gremlins in Server Systems are the bane of IT life! The nasty bit is if you discover that regular backups have also silently failed!!
    It cannot be stressed to strongly that what the organisation needs is a “Blame Manager”!!!

    I’m retired from all that now, thankfully. And I am still getting the emails OK!!

  2. I reckon you should have kept the proto fascists up the flagpole for a bit, get a story and an excuse we can understand .. every one is happy!

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