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COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

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Stories about "rock throwing attack":

Car damaged in rock throwing attack at Wooyung

Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle was damaged in a rock throwing incident on the Pacific Highway at Wooyung yesterday.

Rock throwing can kill

This is a message to the rock-throwers of St Helena. It's 9.30 at night, we’re travelling at 80kph down St Helena Hill, headlights pushing back the dark. Suddenly, out of nowhere a rock flashes into view and smashes into our car windscreen. Shards of glass shower the driver. The windscreen shatters into opaque crystals, completely blocking visibility.

Ambos escape unscathed from rock attack

Two NSW Ambulance paramedics have escaped uninjured but their vehicle was damaged in a rock attack on the M1 motorway near Hastings Point on Saturday evening (October 22).

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.