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April 19, 2021

COVID-19 going viral on YouTube and Instagram

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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Other News

Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Local girls go big at Oz grom cup

Byron Bay’s Leihani Kaloha Zoric won her second Billabong Oz Grom Cup title, taking out the 10-and-under girls division at Park beach in Coffs Harbour last weekend.

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Suffolk Park Pump Track

We the ‘Engaged Neighbours’, on behalf of the Suffolk Park pump track’s affected neighbours and 300–400 petitioners and letter writers, request Council NOT to continue to bulldoze the large fenced in section of Linda Vidler Parkland adjacent to Baz and Shaz’s shop, close to the houses on three sides.

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

Family Lockdown Boogie by Jack Buchanan Choreography by Anna Robinson

The world has certainly gotten smaller in recent weeks as people turn to the internet for entertainment, interaction, exercise and maybe just company. There is also a world of people out there wanting to share what they have to say.

Reaching over 2.6 million viewers between Facebook and YouTube, New Zealander Jack Buchanan’s Family Lockdown Boogie is entertaining and easy to follow. A good dose of getting your groove on at home and it’s fun for everyone – even mum and dad.

Jonathan Pie is a fictitious news reporter, created and played by British actor and comedian Tom Walker. Up until the pandemic, Pie appeared in a series of video clips where he rants about the state of politics in the United Kingdom and the United States, presented as though he were a real reporter speaking his personal opinions to the camera before or after filming a regular news segment.

For several weeks Pie has taken his ‘reporting’ into lockdown

There’s plenty of things to join in with – many dance, aerobics, yoga and movement orientated sports and entertainment busineses are now giving free online access to their wares. But not all exercise has come from professionals.

Andy Murray and his wife Kim issued their 100 volley challenge on Thursday and fans have been busy posting their efforts on social media.

The American Heart Association (@american_heart) has jumped on the popularity of husband and wife dancers Allison Holker (@allisonholker) and Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss (@sir_twitch_alot) and teamed up with them for a thrice-weekly Boss Family Workout as part of #MoveMore Together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am PST.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Lg55PJKNf/

So, there’s no excuse. Even if you don’t join in, watching is pretty much going to get those belly laugh muscles going – so if you’re bored with iso life, enter the realm of the world wide web for something outside your four walls and your head.


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

Vehicle sanitisation stations roll out

Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles are being rolled out in Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore with the opening of three free temporary vehicle sanitisation stations.

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Dili facing double disaster

The capital of East Timor, Dili, is reeling after flood waters swept through the city on the weekend, leaving at least 27 dead. The President of East Timor, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, described the floods as a 'great calamity'.

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Northern Rivers COVID restrictions lifting at midnight

NSW Health has confirmed that COVID-related restrictions for the Northern Rivers will be lifted at midnight tonight (Monday 5 April).

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COVID testing encouraged in the NNSWLHD

On Easter Sunday afternoon the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has thanked the community for coming forward in large numbers for COVID-19 testing, with more than 10,000 tests conducted in the region in the past week.

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Face masks for Ballina and Byron businesses

As masks become harder to find across the Northern Rivers following the latest COVID-19 health alert, NSW Health has provided masks for business operators in Ballina and Byron Shires.

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UPDATE: Thousands of COVID tests conducted across northern rivers

The Byron Shire community and visitors have come forward in large numbers for testing following the alert of two COVID positive visitors coming to Byron Bay last weekend.

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Two new COVID testing clinics for Byron

If you are not feeling well or have flu lime symptoms, even if they are mild, the Northern NSW Local Health District is asking that you get tested following two positive COVID cases that travelled to Byron Bay last weekend.

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COVID: infectious sisters visit Byron Bay

As Brisbane prepares to go into another three-day lockdown Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it is a necessary measure to stop the UK variant of COVID which is highly infectious.

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  1. This big big world may seem small and smaller as big people turn to the big internet for some huge entertainment, interaction, exercise, pushing up and down and maybe just some close company. There is also a fantastic world of people out there wanting to share what they have to say with their moving fingers.

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