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Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

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Water Night coming tomorrow

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Big Rob: ‘no comment’

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Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

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XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

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Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.

With yet another national infection record, Victorian health authorities have announced that there are were 1,838 new COVID cases yesterday, while the NSW numbers are dropping.

NSW Health says that there were 646 new locally acquired cases to 8pm last night and another 11 people deaths.

Three cases in Mullumbimby area

Although NSW Health and the NNSWLHD are yet to confirm, it would appear that there are three cases in Mullumbimby – a website with updated cases by postcode, has the 2482 postcode listed as three cases and the 2481 postcode with one case this week since June 16.

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir’s press release today says that to 8pm on October 7, nine new cases of COVID19 have been reported for the Northern NSW Local Health District.

‘Of these, three cases are in the Ballina Local Government Area, and linked with an Alstonville cluster. One case is a household contact of a previously reported case and has been in self-isolation, while two cases are under investigation.

‘Two cases are in the Casino area of Richmond Valley LGA. Of these, one case is linked to the Kyogle cluster and one case is under investigation.

Three cases are in the Kyogle LGA, all household contacts of previously reported cases, and have been in self-isolation.

‘One case is in the Byron LGA, a household contact of a previously reported case, and has been in self-isolation.

Ms Weir says that there have now been 57 total cases reported in Northern NSW since June 16 when the current Delta outbreak in Sydney began.

‘Three cases are being cared for in hospital, and all are in a stable condition. Contact tracing is underway to determine any venues of concern, and further information will be provided as soon as possible.’


 

Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

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Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

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Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

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Lismore school closed and COVID venues of concern and –...

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New positive COVID-19 case at Ballina Coast High School

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Lismore Councillors vote to seek urgent changes to the NSW Government...

Residents in regional areas and local government area representatives, are already straining under what appears to be the Sydney centricity of the NSW Roadmap

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Richmond Tweed libraries only open for Click & Collect until December

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COVID Venues of Concern update October 11

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The say ‘beer’ a lot press conference on NSW opening up

Today the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet hosted a press conference at Watson’s Pub in Sydney's Moore Park. The theme of today's conference was certainly more about business and beer than health and a line-up of business-orientated speakers was clearly emphasising...

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The vaxed and non-vaxed rules of the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council says that Stage 1 of the NSW Government’s roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions will begin today, (Monday 11 October), requiring changes to some Council operations.

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Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars

Apart from the fact that some people have a valid reason for not being fully or even partially vaccinated, today, the precious lambs become sheep and the others are goats, that is, Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars.

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  1. Cases are listed by postcode of residence in the database. That doesn’t mean the case is actually in 2482. eg if your address is in mullum and you catch it in sydney on holidays it will be counted as mullum even if you don’t come back to mullum. In other words, no there are no mullum cases.

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