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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

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Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

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

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.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?

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Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Former Byron GM receives Queen’s Birthday honour

Former Byron Shire Council General manager Ken Gainger has today been honoured for his contribution to local government with a Public Service Medal.

Jenny Dowell awarded Order of Australia

Former Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell now has three more letters to go after her name after being awarded the Order of Australian in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. She is joined on the list by a range of local figures, from a doctor to a snooker player.

Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire 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.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?