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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.

Other News

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

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.

Wearing drink bottles on your bum to save rainforests

Undies entrepreneur Brendan Lo doesn’t see himself as a smart arse, but his take on some old bit of wisdom is a bit cheeky.

COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

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.

The Greens were at Renewfest last weekend, spruiking their credentials for Council 2021–24 and for Mandy Nolan and her run for the federal seat of Richmond. When Ben and Isabel dropped by the stall on Saturday they gifted Ben a T-shirt and asked him and Isabel to come to Koala Hard Quiz in Mullum on Wednesday, 2 June from 6pm, at the Mullumbimby ex-services club.

The NSW Libs have rammed a new Koala SEPP (State Environmental Planning Policy) through parliament but it’s designed by their dummy-spitting coalition partner, The Nationals. Under this policy our iconic furry friend will be wiped out.

Koala facts

Join your local Greens, and State MP Tamara Smith and Cate Faehrmann MLC when they go head-to-head on a Koala Hard Quiz, hosted by Greens Candidate for Richmond, Mandy Nolan.

How much do you know about koalas?

Do you know why they like to hug trees?

What was the name of the plush 1984 Aussie Olympic Mascot? 

What year did the last Koala SEPP end? 

Opening with some hard facts from Cate Faehrmann about what our koalas are facing, this is a fundraiser for the local Council campaign, to be held from 6pm, 2 June at the Mullumbimby ex-services club. Pick up a ticket at: www.greens.org.au.


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