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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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Meet the new Byron Chamber president

Jason Bentley, founder and owner of Art & Wine Co Byron Bay & AURORA AR/VR, has taken the reins as president of the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Free Skills for Recovery course available

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.