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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 LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is...

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

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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.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

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

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Reginald Ayling and Laura Stephens, both aged 13, have been reunited with their families. Image NSW Police Facebook page

A boy and a girl, both aged 13, missing from the state’s Northern Rivers region have been found.

The two were last seen about 12pm on Monday, 17 May, outside a school on Cawley Close, Alstonville.

They were reported missing to officers from Richmond Police District who commenced an investigation into their whereabouts.

About 6pm on Wednesday, 19 May, the two were located in Casino and reunited with their families.

Both are safe and well.

Police thank the media and the public for their assistance.


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