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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

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Confirmed COVID-19 case in Goonellabah

A local case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Lismore area.

COVID is here to stay

As a medical doctor of 30 years, and citizen, I have watched the last 18 months with confusion. Initially...

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a...

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New ocean temperature data help scientists make their hot predictions

We’ve heard that rising temperatures will lead to rising sea levels, but what many may not realise is that most of the increase in energy in the climate system is occurring in the ocean.  

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

Stories about "dragon boats":

Rainbow Region Dragon Boaters among Australia’s best

Monica Wilcox  The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat club produced impressive results up against the country’s best teams at the 2018 Australian Dragon Boat Championships held...

Rainbow Dragons workshop inclusion

Monica Wilcox  Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club is once again breaking new ground in the local sports arena. Earlier this month, while Lake Ainsworth was awash...

Flannelette flair of Kyogle a winner in dragon boat regatta

The competition was intense among the sixteen sports teams during the recent Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club’s regatta at Ballina. But no team surpassed the...

Dragon boaters put Tweed on the map

The Mt Warning Dragon Boat Club has put the Tweed on the global rowing map after it scooped the medal pool at the recent crews world championships in Italy.

Dragons raise the bar in paddling

So far, 2014 represents significant advances in competition standard and personal bests for the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club. These results are not an overnight success. It is due to the club’s commitment to constantly improving its coaching techniques and its members’ depth of skills.

Try dragon boating on the Bruns

The Mt Warning Dragon Boat Club has recently held two very successful come and try mornings on the Brunswick River.

Boats paddling in Ballina

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club is hosting its inaugural regatta at Shaws Bay, Ballina. The event will be opened with a welcome to Country...

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I have it, it’s called true...

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...