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Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

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About us, without us

Many of us in the Byron Market community feel completely betrayed by the councillors who last week voted to move us again, like an unwanted jigsaw piece.

More than 40 in self-iso after contact with Northern Rivers exposure site

Health authorities say they’ve classified more than forty people as Covid Nineteen close contacts via a Northern Rivers exposure site.

Before a vaccine – living in the time of polio

I have a friend my age who was infected by polio. Here is an excerpt from a letter that he wrote to me:

The new Wollumbin stamp that doesn’t feature Wollumbin…

When Australia Post’s new volcano series was proudly unveiled last week it included an image labelled ‘Wollumbin Mt Warning NSW’.

Community pantry opens in Mullum

Locals can now get quality grocery items for considerably less than the cost of buying them at the supermarket, after the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre opened a new community pantry.

COVID traveller at Ballina Airport and North Coast sewage test results

A public health alert has been issued after a positive COVID-19 case travelled on the Virgin Australia flight VA1139 from Sydney, arriving in Ballina on 14 July at 11.45am.

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Ballina council election campaigns slow to start

Once known as a Northern Rivers’ retirement haven, Ballina’s lack of a hurry when it comes to September’s council elections is to the Byron...

Shark barriers to be set off Ballina/Lennox beaches

Shark barriers are set to be in place along the entire length of Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach and a section of Lennox Head Beach by the end of February as part of the NSW government’s multi-million-dollar plan to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

Ballina mayor excluded from Sydney shark summit

Ballina's mayor David Wright has been excluded from a shark summit in Sydney tomorrow but is confident that a further summit in October will provide answers to the shark menace threatening the far north coast.

ALP makes $247m pledge to upgrade region’s roads

Northern rivers councils would have access to $247 million to upgrade roads if the Labor party wins Saturday’s election, deputy Opposition leader Linda Burney promised in Lismore this morning.

Labor promises Ballina better schools and hospital

The NSW Labor Party has upped the ante in its bid to win the state seat of Ballina, promising a $7.3 million upgrade of Ballina hospital and $30 million for local schools.

Tweed dredging plan announced while Ballina waits

Ballina is hoping to be next in line after the state government announced it was spending $1 million to dredge the lower Tweed River and Terranora Inlet over the next few months.

North coast mayors to consider shark deterrent strategies

Mayors from Ballina, Byron and Tweed will meet with shark experts on 18 March to devise a strategy to protect north coast beach users from attacks.

Ballina has big plans for airport expansion

International flights could be flying direct to the Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport once proposed upgrades area completed, according to Ballina mayor David Wright.

Ballina marine tower project receives state funds

Ballina has moved a step closer to having a new marine rescue tower. Retiring Ballina MP Don Page yesterday announced $550,000 funding from the state government after an earlier application for funds was refused.

Billion-dollar Ballina still needs a helping hand

Ballina may be sitting on more than a billion dollars of assets, but the council has almost reached its borrowing capacity and needs a rate increase to fund improvements to its swimming pools.

45 Sydney-Ballina travellers exposed to COVID-19

Forty-five travellers from Sydney are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 and continue self-isolation on the Northern Rivers after sharing a flight with a confirmed case.

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Spyware unplugged – New software attacks cast a light on cybersecurity

A major investigation conducted by news organisations has found that governments around the world may have been spied on by a malicious software called Pegasus.

COVID traveller at Ballina Airport and North Coast sewage test results

A public health alert has been issued after a positive COVID-19 case travelled on the Virgin Australia flight VA1139 from Sydney, arriving in Ballina on 14 July at 11.45am.