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January 18, 2022

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Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

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Psychedelic medical trials to begin

A new clinical trial exploring the impact of psychedelic medicines on brain activity has come a step closer to fruition, after being partially funded and granted ethics approval.

Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

NEFA calls on State Government to implement recommended protection for State Forests devastated by the Black Summer Fires.

Frontline health workers supported

It started, in classic Byron style, with a batch of bliss balls. The homemade treats were whipped up for the nurses at Byron Hospital by local, Sarah Armstrong, after she heard how challenging life had been for them during the Omicron outbreak.

What do you do next if you test positive to COVID?

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive know what they should do while isolating at home and when to seek medical help.

776 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

There’s no shortage of positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern NSW Health District with the current count likely to be an underestimation of the numbers due to the overwhelmed testing capacity.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

The My Own Gym team, including Ellie Borenstein, Jade Goldberg, Gaelle Jeanneau and Josh Hutchinson, have competed in the ICN state titles over the past few weeks. Each of them earnt a spot on the podium in their respective categories against some extremely strong competition. The team thanks the women’s coach and gym trainer Benny Owen for his guidance and support. 


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The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

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The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.