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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.

Other News

Meet the new Byron Chamber president

Jason Bentley, founder and owner of Art & Wine Co Byron Bay & AURORA AR/VR, has taken the reins as president of the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce.

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Vale Craig McGregor, 1933 – 2022

‘Craig McGregor was one of the blazing stars in the Australian intellectual and cultural firmament. For more than 60 years he wrote about everything from politics, class, popular culture, surfing and architecture to love, sex, desire and marriage.'

Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

Emergency services

Owing to my carelessness on 19 January, I had a serious bike accident that resulted in loss of consciousness...

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.

May 27, 2015

Issue 29.50

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Prems and reserves seven for seven

Any lingering doubts about the depth of The Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams’ talent pool were dispelled on the weekend with two emphatic victories back to back.

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Byron union jubilant in Lismore

The Byron Bay Rugby Union team song was sung loud and proud last Saturday as the boys in blue and white managed a rare win against Lismore City.

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Will France mainstream ‘le doggy-bag’?

The French take their food seriously and now significant cultural and political shifts have confirmed that they don’t look too kindly on wasting it, writes Jonathan Bloom.

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Big game for Bruns against Alstonville

A big game for Brunswick v Alstonville. The coach spoke to his players prematch and had them primed for the game.

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Red Devils answer their critics with stirring victory

Perhaps in expectation of a big effort from the Bay after the shambles at Casino, an estimated bumper crowd of 4,157 turned up at Red Devil Park on Sunday to see the home side redeem themselves.

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New Byron resort proposal sparks more resident opposition

Plans by the Elements of Byron resort to adjust its boundary have caused a stir with the Byron Residents Group and environmentalist Dailan Pugh, who claims the proposal ‘makes a mockery’ of Byron Shire Council’s subdivision rules.

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Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.