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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

Other News

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

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.

Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Staff cuts at Murwillumbah mega school

The NSW Teacher's Federations says that the proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

February 17, 2016

Issue 30.36

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: Spotlight

https://youtu.be/tb_WgKDqPsE By John Campbell As memorable as any film’s content may be, the emotional toll it takes on its audience can be equally so. The session of this that I attended was composed entirely of mature-age punters – the sort of...


Cinema Review: Zoolander 2

https://youtu.be/4CL4LNWHegk By John Campbell You don’t often get to say it, but Derek Zoolander is back in a sequel that is better than the original – not that the original was anything to write home about. All that I can properly...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 18 February, 2016

The Music of Hein Cooper Hein Cooper is an Australian indie musician and songwriter from Milton, New South Wales. In 2013, he was discovered performing in a small bar in Sydney by Franz Schuller, manager of Half Moon Run. Hein...


Aloha! Bringing Hawaii to Mullum!

Local ukulele duo Miss Amber and Stukulele have a busy month – headliners for the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival along with the launch of a brand-new EP Swirl in the Sun. Seven caught up with Stu as he was...


Building of Ocean Shores sportsfield set to start

Families and sport lovers in north Byron Shire will soon see a start to construction of the long-awaited sports field on Shara Boulevard, according to Byron Shire Council.


Bruns life savers rescue woman during competition

Last Saturday, while hosting the Masters Surf Lifesaving competition, Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club was called by police to help search for a young woman missing overnight.


Bangalow bandstand to open with a splash

Bangalow's Waterfront bandstand building will be officially opened by Ballina MP Tamara Smith and Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson at a family fun day from 11.30am on Sunday February 21.


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Fred Lang at the Big Gig A comedian’s material is only ever as good as her or his insights. Comedian Fred Lang has led an interesting life. Couple this with a strong sense of the ironic and you have comedy gold....


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The ninth life

Today I started crying in the cat-food aisle at Woolies. Not just a little bit. But those big gulping sobs that make your face screw up all weird and snot come out.


In search of Harvest

With interstate guests visiting for my birthday last week, I was after good quality north coast venues to impress my big-city friends. Their favourites were a long lunch at the excellent Fleet in Brunswick Heads, and also a lovely...


Rainbow Dragons awash in Penrith gold

Last weekend, three members of Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club, as members of the Northern Pride, won gold, gold, gold at the NSW Dragon Boat State Titles, Penrith.


Byron’s V-Day dances and rises for revolution

Sunday dawned on over 200 women – daughters, sisters, aunties, friends, nieces, mothers, lovers and others, along with small contingent of men, for the fourth annual beach dance flash mob to celebrate V-Day.


NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

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.