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January 27, 2022

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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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Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

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.

Validity of a visa

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Storylines – Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1972–2022 – the power of patience

As the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy draws near, the attention of the nation is again being drawn to the lawns of Old Parliament House. However, this time the actions of the few do not encompass the views and needs of First Nations people.

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.

Sneaky Eats

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Sugar Cane It (Byron Sirens) going head to head with Lady McBiatch (Tweed Valley Vixens)
Sugar Cane It (Byron Sirens) going head to head with Lady McBiatch (Tweed Valley Vixens)

The Byron Sirens’ travelling roller derby team had mixed fortunes when they took on Queenland’s best teams in the Tropicarnage Cup ­tournament over the long weekend.

First up the local team was outplayed by the Paradise City All Stars losing 378–64.

They got their mojo back playing northern rivals Tweed Valley Vixens, beating them definitively 241–95.

The Tropicarnage Cup is Queensland’s major annual Roller Derby tournament.


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