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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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Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

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).

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Taxi stolen at knifepoint in Tweed Heads

An investigation is underway after a taxi driver had his cab stolen at knifepoint at Tweed Heads.

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Who do you trust to reach back five prime minister’s ago to dredge up this tired, 10-year-old second-hand slogan.

Nothing innovative, forward looking or creative in finding a fresh new slogan befitting the 21st century and beyond – as we’d been led to believe the new leadership pledged.

Who do you trust to swagger across TV screens with smug smiles, supercilious repetitions of identical phrases from the same unimaginative scripts.

Who do you trust to display self-righteous assumptions the current coalition will still be in government in 10 years hence to carry out dubious forecasts.

Who do you trust to ignore any mention of clean renewable energies the world is working toward to replace last century’s old polluting industries.

Who do your trust to splurge squillions of dollars into submarines and destroyers instead of schools, hospitals, rail and safer roads across the entire Nation.

Who do you trust to be inadequate in their portfolios.

Let’s ‘shorten’ the time of promoting obsolete ideology of profit before people – and replacing egotistical arrogance with Labor Intensive People Before Profit  – so we all Advance Australia together as we launch ourselves into a Fairer Future.

Roma Newton, Kingscliff


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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.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?