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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

NSW Farmers want to plant foods to get their hands off ‘meat’

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We are not for sale

It seems content creators are running out of ideas to make cheap TV. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you lose your ethics! Here’s a few quick pitches: How about a show about chubby rich women trying to drop weight by living in Ethiopia with a malnourished family for six weeks? No?

Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

On a roll: Paul Clark and Gavin McPhail won the District Pairs earlier this year.

Byron Bay Bowling Club’s Gavin McPhail won the Tweed Byron District Singles title last Sunday.

Gavin played and won three games over the weekend and now progresses towards the Zone Championship early next month, which are scheduled to be played at Byron Bay.

‘Depending on the draw, he will have one or two games to win to make it into the final 16 who play for the NSW State title,’ club member Syl Reid said.

‘All our members wish all the best at Zone and we will be there to watch all the Zone play-offs at the club,’ he said.

Gavin was recently crowned as Byron Bay’s singles champion. He overcame Duncan Elphick in a close and tense match.

The Byron Bowling Club’s minor singles play-off saw Sam Skehan get the better of Werner Borkhardt in another tight match. 


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