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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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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.

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$2m upgrade for Kyogle CBD

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Stories about "Murwillumbah Art Trail (MAT)":

Do you want to exhibit in the Murwillumbah Arts Trail?

The Murwillumbah Arts Trail (MAT) has blossomed over the past five years and they are now calling for artists who would like to exhibit in the 2020 MAT this May.

M’bah art precinct is open to enjoy

Steeped in colourful art deco buildings with a rich farming history Murwillumbah has also been making its mark as a place of innovation and artistic excellence.

Last chance to check out the Murwillumbah Art Trail

Art has taken Murwillumbah by storm with twice as many people as hoped for turning up to enjoy the extravaganza and you still have a chance to get out there and take part.

Murwillumbah Art Trail kicks off tomorrow

The fourth annual Murwillumbah Art Trail kicks off tomorrow with a range of free events, exhibitions and workshops.

Spare caravan? Murwillumbah Art Trail needs your help

The Murwillumbah Art Trail is asking the community to lend them some caravans as they prepare for this years art bonanza from May 18–27.

The Arty Party launches the Murwillumbah Art Trail

If it is art you are interested in then it is time to open your diary and book in the date for the Murwillumbah Art Trail (MAT) that takes place between May 18 and 27 this year.

Creativity soon to run wild in Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah is about to come alive with a burst of creative activity as the Murwillumbah Art Trail (MAT) shows off the town with art, architecture and community events.

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.

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