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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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Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

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.

Toilet-to-tap ‘best water in Oz’

Congratulations, Casino! Casino is to represent Australia in an international competition after being voted as having the ‘best-tasting tap...

Slowmo

What a debacle we’re experiencing with this government right now – again. After our PM Slowmo was unable to...

Cartoon of the week – 26 January, 2022

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Byron’s plans for commercial land expansion revealed

Plans include a new industrial site around Manns Road, Mullumbimby, southern Gulgan Road/highway interchange and just east of the highway near Bangalow. The West Byron proposal, which has seen huge public opposition, is included in the strategy.

Byron Council considers commercial expansion options

Increasing the height and density of existing retail centres, and creating a new industrial estate next to the Bluesfest site, are among the ideas being considered by Byron Council to increase employment opportunities in the shire

How big should Byron become?

‘How much is enough’ is the question posed for an upcoming forum that will consider how Byron grows into the future. 

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.