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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

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.

$2m upgrade for Kyogle CBD

Kyogle's town centre is going to get a $2.048m facelift, local MP Kevin Hogan has announced.

How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

With everyone talking about the empty shelves in the supermarkets at the moment, it’s reassuring to know we have...

Meet the new Byron Chamber president

Jason Bentley, founder and owner of Art & Wine Co Byron Bay & AURORA AR/VR, has taken the reins as president of the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.

Update: The Pacific Highway has reopened northbound at Tabbimobile on the North Coast following a car accident.

The highway was closed northbound while emergency services and traffic crews attended the accident site.

Northbound traffic remains heavy so motorists should allow additional travel time.

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701

Original report: The Pacific Highway is closed to northbound motorists at Tabbimoble due to a car accident.

Emergency services crews are on site, working to free a person trapped in a vehicle.

Motorists travelling north are advised to delay their trip or leave the highway at Grafton and take Summerland Way to Casino and the Bruxner Highway to Ballina instead.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.


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Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

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Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.