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September 21, 2021

Igor wins SLS bronze

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

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New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

Brunswick Heads SLSC medal winners at the Queensland State Masters : (l-R) Paul, Adrian and Igor.

Guy Knox

When Ukrainian Igor Kocherga swapped the Black Sea for the Pacific Ocean, Brunswick Heads SLSC gained a champion.

Igor has been a patrolling member of Brunswick SLSC for six years and his dedication earned him the ‘Patrol Person of the Year’ award last season.

In March  he won the Bronze Medal in the 110 surf board relay at the Queensland State Masters Surf Lifesaving Championships.

His Brunswick SLSC friends also cleaned up with five title wins in the same competition.

Rob Brown won the 40-44 years surf race and rescue tube and in combination with Paul Davis, also won the surf board rescue race. Paul went on to win the 50-54 years ironman and combined with Peter Madden and Adrian Russell, won the 170 surf board relay race. Phil Parker picked up two bronze medals in relay events.

Brunswick SLSC is competing at the Australian Surf LIfesaving Championships which started on the Gold Coast last Saturday and will run for nine days.


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