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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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Poatree

In another room now Somewhere… Somehow… Move again in five days’ time. Getting used to the rhythm. Getting used to the rhyme. Huge...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 26 January, 2022

There's still loads of stuff on in the Byron Shire and beyond

Sneaky Eats

Sandra Haslam There are times when the fullness of living life squeezes our ability to create our own nutritious and...

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.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Stories about "Pottsville":

Pottsville woman charged over alleged planned kidnap and assault

A police report says that detectives have charged a woman with allegedly attempting to solicit the kidnap and assault of a man on the state’s Far North Coast.

Police investigate possible human remains between Mooball and Pottsville

A crime scene has been established by police on farmland at Pottsville Road, Sleepy Hollow.

Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Pottsville policing forum asks the hard questions

Members of the Pottsville and Tweed Coast community say that in response to an increase in criminal activity in the area and their request for increased police presence, they were hosting a police presentation at Pottsville.

Multi-vehicle crash near Clothiers Creek on M1

A multi-vehicle crash near Clothiers Creek on the Pacific Motorway (M1) has closed one lane of northbound traffic.

Local triathletes make good time at Tweed Enduro

Byron Tri Club members were just some of the 950 athletes who went to Pottsville last Saturday to compete in the seventh annual Tweed Enduro.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Vibeyn!

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads What ‘vibe’ Mandy (Soapbox, 13 January) is underpinning your fury? The ‘vibe’ of nostalgia or the realty ‘vibe’ so well marketed...

Appeal for assistance after critically-injured woman dies – Pottsville

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a woman in Pottsville last month after she was found with serious head injuries.

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.