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COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

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Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

The Mullum Indian Restaurant is situated, conveniently, a short drive from town, at the Mullumbimby Golf Club and...

Bungawalbin primitive bush camp: death by a thousand cuts

Locals are raising concerns in relation to a Development Application for a ‘Community Facilities – Primitive camp ground' near Coraki that they say is a site prone to severe flooding and fire risk.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night...

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

Food for thought?

‘The fundamental cause of the trouble,’ he wrote, ‘is that in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while...

Stories about "Ballina crime":

Goonellabah man arrested over Ballina abduction

A woman was dragged into a car and abducted after trying to intervene in a domestic dispute at Ballina yesterday.

Man arrested for drink-driving on mobility scooter

A Ballina man has been arrested for stealing a sign from a shopping centre while drink-driving on a mobility scooter.

Man threatens police with box cutter after chase

A 29-year-old Banora Point man will face Lismore Local Court after allegedly throwing a box cutter at a police officer, driving over double unbroken lines and performing burnouts on the Pacific Highway offramp.

Ballina Vinnies puts dumpster divers on notice

The ongoing theft of quality donations from Vinnies’ bins in Ballina have forced the op shop to fit CCTV cameras to capture the thieves red handed and threaten them with punishment.

Three charged over Ballina death

Updated: Two of three people arrested yesterday over the death of 38-year-old Iluka man Aaron Marks in Ballina last month has been charged with manslaughter. A third has been charged with hindering the police investigation.

Ballina juvenile refused bail over stabbing

A juvenile remains in custody over a domestic violence incident in Ballina yesterday morning (April 3) in which a household member was hospitalised after being stabbed in the stomach with a knife.

Man charged over assault and robbery in Ballina street

A 23-year-old man was charged over the alleged assault and robbery of a man who had been walking along the main street of Ballina on Thursday night.

Ballina man threatens police with knife after punching victim

A 49-year-old man has been arrested after punching another man at a block of flats in Ballina and subsequently threatening investigating police officers with a hunting knife.

Man charged over daylight Ballina bag-snatch

Police have charged a man after an elderly woman at Ballina last week had her handbag snatched in broad daylight.

Police seek witnesses to Ballina bag-snatch incident

Police are appealing for information from witnesses after an elderly woman was injured in a bag snatch in Ballina last week.

TGA grants provisional approval to oral COVID-19 treatments

At last, some good news on the COVID front: the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the first oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years, the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.