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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).

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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.

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.

Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

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).

Comment: Welcome to the Byron Bay family law dilemma – Jesus wept

In spring 2013, Mary and Joseph bought a house in Suffolk Park for $500,000.

$2m upgrade for Kyogle CBD

Kyogle's town centre is going to get a $2.048m facelift, local MP Kevin Hogan has announced.

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Bangalow man on 210 sex charges against 161 victims

Police will lay 210 additional charges against a man at court today, following an investigation into the origin of thousands of images and videos located on electronic devices seized in Bangalow last year.

Police arrest man on North Coast beach on child sex charges

A man will appear in court again today on charges of allegedly attempting to procure an underage girl for sex after being arrested at a North Coast beach on Friday.

Thus Spake Mungo: Will Malcolm’s apology get backbench support?

Malcolm Turnbull has always regarded John Howard as some sort of political mentor. It was Howard who encouraged and promoted him, and Howard who talked him out of giving up when Tony Abbott beat him by one vote for the party leadership he regard as his birthright.

Child pornography ‘produced in Ballina’

A man will appear in court next month after being charged with the production and possession of child abuse material at a rented storage facility in Ballina.

Lismore to host event for sexual abuse survivors

Life After Sexual Abuse, a Q&A taking place in Lismore next week, is an opportunity to ‘better understand the trauma inflicted by sexual violence and discuss strategies for support and healing,’ according to the event's organisers.

Supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Eyes Wide Open is a seminar aimed at helping the people in a relationship with an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

A loyal friend is what many people need in this sometimes brutal world

The Rafiki Mwema orphanage, in their area of Kenya, are the only home in the area that specifically care for children who have been sexually abused.

Tweed bus driver charged with child grooming       

Police have charged a 48-year-old male bus driver over alleged child grooming offences on the Tweed Coast.

Council prayers are morally repugnant

Andrew Bennett, Tweed Heads. Tweed Shire Council is now asking attendees at the council meetings to remain seated and not stand for the draconian ritual...

Sisters’ horrific years of sex abuse by father

Two sisters who grew up on the northern rivers have been forced to relive a decade and a half of sexual abuse by their father and grooming by their mother in a Sydney court.

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.

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.

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.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?