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Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Other News

Lismore Council GM avoids sacking

Lismore City Council’s legacy of turbulence when it comes to leadership continues after a late-night surprise motion to sack General Manager John Walker in a confidential vote last week.

Ballina’s balloon ban in support of wildlife

Balloons are to be banned outside in the Ballina Shire from next year after a unanimous council vote Thursday morning.

Enova enters into voluntary administration

The Enova Community Energy Board announced Tuesday that Enova Community Energy and Enova Energy, its retail electricity arm, have been placed into voluntary administration.

Public scrutiny?

Byron Council has magicked away from public scrutiny and risk analysis its own submission detailing imperative details on the...

People still need support with food and a place to connect after the floods

For many people in Lismore and surrounding areas the community food kitchens and volunteers have been an essential lifeline to keep them going with food, a little warmth and a friendly face. Yet the lack of funding for these services is seeing them close and volunteers burn out. 

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 June, 2022

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Executive Director, Anita Bellman, is thrilled to announce that there will be free tickets for all flood-affected members of our community to attend the NRC 2022 Visiting Artist program, made possible with the support of our friends at Musica Viva and Southern Cross University.

COVID-19 test. Photo Shutterstock

From 8 pm yesterday, 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Northern NSW.

Nine cases have been identified in the Grafton area, included in the Clarence Valley Local Government Area.

Of these cases, five are households linked to a previous identified case included in a cluster.

The source of the other four cases remains under investigation.

Three cases have been identified in the Ballina LGA; all are under investigation.

For the moment, it seems that these three cases have been infectious in the community, according to the Northern NSW Local Health District.

One of the Ballina cases is from Ballina Coast High School, forcing the school to close and students and staff to self-isolate until further notice.

In the region, four cases are hospitalised, with one in intensive care.

Contact tracing is currently being investigated to determine further venues of concern.

The Northern NSW Local Health District also announced the opening of a new COVID-19 testing clinic tomorrow, October 14, at Laverty Pathology, Vere Street, in Grafton.

Two COVID-19 testing centres are already open in Grafton, along with three in Ballina, one in Alstonville and two in Lennox Head.


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