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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.

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Cartoon of the week – 26 January, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Comment: Welcome to the Byron Bay family law dilemma – Jesus wept

In spring 2013, Mary and Joseph bought a house in Suffolk Park for $500,000.

Poatree

In another room now Somewhere… Somehow… Move again in five days’ time. Getting used to the rhythm. Getting used to the rhyme. Huge...

Slowmo

What a debacle we’re experiencing with this government right now – again. After our PM Slowmo was unable to...

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

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Southern Cross Uni graduate teacher wins Australian Education Award

Celebrated maths teacher and Southern Cross University alumnus Holly Millican has been named the Rising Star of the Year at the prestigious Australian Education Awards.

Bangalow Music Festival nominated for award

APRA AMCOS has just announced the nominations for this year's Art Music Awards and the Bangalow Music Festival is a finalist in the category – Award for Excellence in a Regional Area.

Local poet’s raw honesty rewarded

Local Lismore poet Peter Mitchell's collection Conspiracy of Skin was Highly Recommended at the Australian Centre Literary Awards last month.

Maddy’s a winner for wildlife

A year 6 student from Bangalow Public school has been getting up to award-winning extracurricular activities and making life better for koalas and humans.

Lismore’s solar farm wins Climate Council award

Several local councils were yesterday awarded top honours for their work on the climate change frontline, at the inaugural Cities Power Partner Summit Awards

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.