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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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COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

$2m upgrade for Kyogle CBD

Kyogle's town centre is going to get a $2.048m facelift, local MP Kevin Hogan has announced.

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.

Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year

Jacqui Boyett, founder of the not-for-profit Global Ripple charity and op shop, is the Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year.

Alcohol free zones extended in Ballina Shire

A group of theoretically temporary alcohol-free zones in Lennox Head, Alstonville, Ballina and Wardell have been extended until 2025, despite rumblings of discontent from some Ballina councillors.

How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

With everyone talking about the empty shelves in the supermarkets at the moment, it’s reassuring to know we have...

Stories about "France":

Perspective after four years away

Four years is the longest I’ve been absent from Australian shores – plenty seems to have happened since I last set foot here.

Will France mainstream ‘le doggy-bag’?

The French take their food seriously and now significant cultural and political shifts have confirmed that they don’t look too kindly on wasting it, writes Jonathan Bloom.

Stephanie puts first notch in her belt

  Lennox Head surfer Stephanie Single took out the women’s Vahine Pro Junior in an epic final day showdown Saturday. The Vahine Pro Junior final...

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.