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COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Other News

Kingscliff Public School gets long-awaited upgrade

If you were wondering what is happening at Kingscliff Public School, construction is well underway on an upgrade.

Brookies bring out pre-mixed Negroni

The Negroni is my favourite cocktail. It’s quick and simple to make yourself, if you have all the ingredients (equal quantities of gin, Campari and vermouth plus ice and a slice of orange).

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Editorial – A potted history of local elections

The election of the Byron Shire mayor and councillors on December 4 will be the ninth such poll this newspaper has covered.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 24 November, 2021

Lots of things that are happening in the Byron Shire, all in one place

Ballina mayoral candidate calls for tighter holiday letting rules

Byron’s status as the only shire exempt from NSW holiday letting regulations could be under threat as a declared housing crisis on the Northern Rivers continues.

Stories about "Face mask":

COVID, hospitals, and mask wearing

If you have pre-existing health conditions, or you are associated with people who are at risk if they contract COVID-19, the impact of other people not taking basic COVID precautions can be highly stressful.

Wear masks

Dr John Langford-Smith, West Ballina With an Australian case fatality rate of 1.1 per cent for COVID-19, it is tempting to suggest that SARS-CoV-2 is not...

The ‘great mask debate’ continues over Covid 19

Mia Armitage* Public debates over whether all Australians should be wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic now include at least two GPs on the Northern...

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.