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AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating,...

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COVID Venues of Concern update October 11

October 11 – Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Richmond Tweed libraries only open for Click & Collect until December

All Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches and the Mobile Library will be offering free Click & Collect and online services only from today until December 1.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Vaxing the community divide

Okay, so this issue is dividing our community into: ‘vaxing is great for our community’ and ‘vaxing is bad’. One...

Editorial: Clear as a muddled government

Good news! Local police will not be actively enforcing the government’s Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 when it comes to business activity – see NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity.

COVID-19 update in Northern NSW

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

‘Let’s get back to the things we love’ is the new NSW pandemic slogan. A query: If love is a feeling and exists inside us and is always present, can it be taken away? Maybe things can be taken away, but is the love of things dependant on love being present in a life?

There is a saying, all things must surely pass; it’s the nature of life that things must pass away. I even got notification of the slogan via email. Does this slogan imply the love I can feel can be removed from my life? It is very clear to me that is not the case with love. When death comes, that will be the testing ground to reveal if love can be taken away. Up until then it’s love that makes me see the world revolving around the sun, it’s a feeling that is present while alive. It’s up to me to feel it. What were they thinking?

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores


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Mandatory vax

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End the cult

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Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

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. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.