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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

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Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK...

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.

NRAS about to kick off 2022 adoption days

Local animal charity Northern Rivers Animal Services has kicked off 2022 with a bang, with more cats, kittens and puppies needing homes in Ballina than you can shake a rescuer at.

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

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.

Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

Stories about "royal commissions":

Hogan wants royal commission into supermarkets, petrol stations

Page MP Kevin Hogan (Nationals) is calling for a royal commission with terms of reference covering the alleged misuse of market power by Australia’s supermarkets and petrol retailers.

Thus Spake Mungo: Abbott’s wasteful witch-hunts

For at least the last 35 years, it has been an iron rule of prime ministers: never set up a royal commission unless you are certain that you will get the findings you want.

Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

RAT upcycling available in Mullum

Most of us have been far more concerned about how to get hold of rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the past few months than what happens to the plastic testing kits after use.

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’.