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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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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.

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. 

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

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Toilet-to-tap ‘best water in Oz’

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Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Stories about "bitumen bandits":

Bitumen bandits spotted in Murwillumbah

NSW Fair Trading is again warning consumers and businesses on the northern rivers to be wary of anyone offering cheap bitumen work after reports about dodgy traders offering Murwillumbah residents bitumen 'left over from a highway job'.

Bitumen bandits spotted in Myocum

Northern rivers residents are being urged to be on the lookout for dodgy conmen offering cheap bitumen and other trade-related work.

Bitumen bandits hit Kyogle

https://youtu.be/3K1MePV-8kY Consumers in Kyogle and surrounding areas are being warned about travelling conmen moving through the area selling bitumen services. NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe...

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.

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