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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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Children: to vax or not to vax?

With the option to vaccinate 5–11-year-olds now available, The Echo took the time to talk to local Byron Shire Dr Joel Hissink about vaccinating children.

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.

One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

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. 

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.

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK...

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Bangalow Weir upgrade kicks off

Federal funding has been confirmed for Bangalow Parklands and the local Bangalow community are thrilled to hear that all their hard work is finally paying off.

Bangalow Weir planting day

Bangalow Weir restoration works are almost complete and residents are encouraged to join an upcoming beautify planting day on Friday November 4 from 8.30am.

Bangalow Weir upgrade kicks off

Works at the popular Bangalow Weir and pool are underway and re-elected Byron shire mayor Simon Richardson is excited by its new lease of life.

Bangalow Weir needs more rocks, can you help?

The Bangalow Weir is looking for more rocks for its upcoming restoration works. If you have unwanted rocks stockpiled on your property that you would like to donate to the project, give Byron Shire Council a phone call on 6626 7158.

Bangalow Weir repairs to finally go ahead

Since January 2012, the town of Bangalow has been steadfastly standing by its failing weir. That community spirit has finally paid off, with the announcement by Byron Shire Council this week that the remediation works are finally set to start.

New look for the Bangalow weir revealed

The Bangalow Weir remediation is getting closer with the delivery of donated rocks this week, which have been stockpiled at the site whilst design drawings and environmental approvals are finalised.

Bangalow ‘waterfront’ concept plan launched

Efforts to revitalize the Bangalow Parklands along Byron Creek took another big step forward on Sunday when a capacity crowd at Heritage House heard encouraging news on the progress of the campaign.

Residents praise Bangalow Weir decision

A decision on Bangalow’s historic weir has been delayed after councillors yesterday all voted to wait for funding application results and the approval of a development application .

Sea walls and Bangalow Weir

Is there an example in Guernsey's push to fund sea walls that could enable Byron Shire to fund the Bangalow weir?

Bangalow residents ‘apalled’ by weir removal proposal

Recommendations by Byron Shire Council staff to remove the historic Bangalow Weir on Byron Creek have riled residents who say their wishes to restore it have been ignored.

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.