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Byron Shire
January 28, 2022

Shooting in Nimbin

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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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Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

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. 

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

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Emergency services

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How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

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There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

‘About midday (Friday, 30 July, 2021), emergency services were called to Thorburn Street, Nimbin, after reports of gun shots,’ said a police spokesperson.
‘Upon arrival, police located a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound to the leg.’

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

‘His injuries are not considered life-threatening,’ said the spokesperson.

Officers from Richmond Police District have commenced inquiries into the incident.

No further information is available at this time.


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Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

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