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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).

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Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

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).

Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year

Jacqui Boyett, founder of the not-for-profit Global Ripple charity and op shop, is the Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year.

battle of the borderThe ever-popular Battle on the Border cycling tour will return for its eighth instalment this June with an expected 700 riders competing across nine divisions in three disciplines: time trial, criterium and road race.

The growth of the race has seen it become one of the largest events of its kind in Australia.

This year’s race spans 400km over three days and we expect both an expanded masters’ field and a continued increase in women’s entries with the previous success and sustained partnership with the women’s National Road Series adding to the high calibre of competition.

Event organisers are also hopeful that the Battle’s appeal will continue to grow internationally as last year saw teams compete from Alice Springs and from across the Tasman in New Zealand.

As the saying goes, ‘location is everything’, and in the Tweed the Battle boasts an unrivalled setting with competitors keen to ride in the picturesque scenery and challenging circuits the region has to offer.

While all classes of the Battle are highly competitive, the  local support received from the Tweed community and volunteers, combined with its natural beauty, is what draws competitors back each year.

With a record number of riders and supporters expected for 2016, the tour promises to be as fierce as ever.

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Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

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