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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

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Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

Printmakers make their mark at Tweed Regional Gallery

A new exhibition featuring the work of some of Australia’s leading printmakers has been installed and is ready to be enjoyed by visitors when the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre reopens tomorrow.

COVID is here to stay

As a medical doctor of 30 years, and citizen, I have watched the last 18 months with confusion. Initially...

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

NRPP transparency questioned over controversial Evans Head Iron Gates development

Concerns have been raised over the transparency of the process of the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP), by which it reached a decision, in relation to the Iron Gates development in Evans Head, to ‘accept the amendment of the application under Clause 55 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000’.

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Local students receive recognition for their achievements

The 15th annual Nanga Mai awards, held virtually yesterday, celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal students and the continued commitment and accomplishments of Aboriginal and...

Byron High School play, June 25–28

Byron Bay High School is hosting its third annual theatre production, presented by the Year 11 drama class.

Indigenous students recognised for academic achievements

Indigenous students from Ballina and Byron Bay receive recognition for their outstanding academic achievements at a Sydney ceremony.

War Crimes: creating identity

Year 11 drama students from Byron Bay High School (BBHS) are excited to be bringing their powerful production of Angela Betzien’s War Crimes to the stage.

Byron and Mullum students build homes in Cambodia

Earlier this year Byron Bay High School student members of Volunteer Building Cambodia handed over the keys to two new homes they helped to build in a rural village there. Not to be outdone, Mullum High students are fundraising for two more.

Government’s Gonski commitments in question

Northern NSW-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced an increase in needs-based funding for three high schools in the Ballina electorate but parents are still questioning the government’s commitment to the so-called Gonski reforms.

Students shine at ValleyFest

North coast public primary schools wowed a partisan crowd on Wednesday night with some excellent performances at ValleyFest, a biannual singing, dancing and acting extravaganza held at Byron Bay High School.

Teens charged over Byron Bay school break-in

Four teenagers have been charged over last month's break-in at Byron Bay High School where HSC student artworks was damaged.

Byron HSC students’ art works vandalised

Police are appealing for help in trying to track down the vandals who broke into Byron Bay High School at the weekend and smashed art works of students preparing for their Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Littering around Byron Bay High School

Ayesha Salazar, Byron Bay. It is distressing and disconcerting to see the beautiful trails surrounding Byron Bay High School, littered with plastic bottles, aluminum cans, snacks wrapping, foil and rubbish of all kind.

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I have it, it’s called true...

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...