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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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Gratitude

I join with Lynne West, Gerry Gleeson, and Magenta Appel-Pye (Letters, December and January) in asking The Echo to...

Bill will not prevent social media trolling: Law Council

The nation’s peak law advocay legal body, The Law Council of Australia, is calling for a nationally consistent approach to law reform as ‘the best defence against social media defamation’.

Children: to vax or not to vax?

With the option to vaccinate 5–11-year-olds now available, The Echo took the time to talk to local Byron Shire Dr Joel Hissink about vaccinating children.

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.

COVID-19 update: restrictions extended by a month

The State's COVID-19 restrictions have been extended for a month, as another 29 people with the virus passed away.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

Stories about "Mullumbimby Moonshiners":

Shiners give all in epic Grand Final

Saturdays Presidents Cup Rugby Grand Final at Lismore between the Mullumbimby Moonshiners and Lismore City was a gruelling edge of your seat ride that earned both sides a standing ovation.

New lights at Lofts for Shiners

The Mullumbimby Moonshiners rugby union team will be able to put the new lights to good use with some extra training this week in the lead up to their clash against Iluka at Lismore this Saturday.

Shiners land Minor Premiership in Brunswick

Story Dean Trevaskis With a who’s who of club legends in attendance, glorious sunshine and celebration in the air, the Mullumbimby Moonshiners went toe to...

Shiners ladder leader after Lismore loss

 Dean Trevskis The Mullumbimby Moonshiners travelled to Lismore on Saturday looking to avenge the loss of a fortnight ago and secure top spot on the...

Shiners continue winning streak

Dean Trevaskis   The Mullumbimby Moonshiners travelled to Ballina on Saturday looking to maintain their winning form. In an evenly matched first half both sides registered...

Shiners Win Ugly

Dean Trevaskis Wet conditions and a team of grizzled old Grafton Redmen provided the ingredients for the Mullum Moonshiners to learn the art of winning...

Shiners kick some Cossack butt

 Dean Trevaskis The Mullumbimby Moonshiners only loss so far this season was at the hands of the Iluka Cossacks. Saturday at Brunswick Heads was the opportunity...

Shiners with ‘much at stake’

Dean Trevaskis In the first home game of 2013 The Moonshiners donned a new strip replicating the original 1989 Shiners jersey, and charged out in...

Shiners take on Cossacks

Dean Treavskis The Moonshiners coming off the bye headed to Iluka for their third consecutive away game. A revived Cossacks side had thumped Grafton the...

Rugby thriller casts Shiners into uncharted waters

Dean Trevaskis Looking to back up an opening round win the Moonshiners travelled to Ballina on Saturday. A great turnout of green and gold supporters...

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.