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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Stories about "disability services":

A little love and art goes a long way

The second annual exhibition of artists from Red Inc in Mullumbimby last week was a great success and lots of fun for all.

Six month wait for pay rate confirmation: FSG

Front line staff employed by FSG, a disability service provider that recently went into voluntary administration, have been given until today (July 16) to accept an offer from CPL.

Kia sings her way into history

Kia Wasley launched Australia’s first mobile recording studio for people with disabilities in Mullumbimby recording a song she wrote about her experience of bullying and disabilities.

New bus a boon for disability group’s clients

Federal Page Kevin Hogan (Nationals) has complimented REDinc on its new eight-seater mini-bus, which was funded by a $19,000 federal government grant that he organised after being approached by the group.

North Coast disability services under threat

Greens North Coast MP and disability spokesperson Dawn Walker has lashed out at the NSW Government’s planned cuts to disability advocacy funding for the region.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.