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January 29, 2022

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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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Comment: Welcome to the Byron Bay family law dilemma – Jesus wept

In spring 2013, Mary and Joseph bought a house in Suffolk Park for $500,000.

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

Editorial – Fake, fumbling and fabricated

Morrison’s incompetence, however, is epic; it seems to derive from his belief that God has appointed him to rule in these end times, so that it is impossible for him to be wrong.

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK...

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years, the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Sarah Smith, Eltham

The only time I wore a mask out publicly (to buy essential food) was when my daughter had whooping cough (the incubation period can be extensive). I couldn’t have lived with myself if I‘d passed it on to a baby under six weeks of age (prior to the age of vaccination) and caused their death.

It was a bit embarrassing. A Woolies lady said, ‘Don’t worry, we know you wouldn’t be wearing it unless you had to,’ in a really supportive way.

That was back in the days when a doctor gave you one so you could protect society. I wouldn’t dream of wearing one now. Our essential workers need them.

I fail to comprehend how or why anyone would break their isolation period in this age of the pandemic. That simple action could put the entire country at risk.

We love our parents and grandparents. Please wash your hands, stay at home, and keep your distance.


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Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

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.