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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

Blowhard alert

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The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love U 4 EV

In order to transition from a fossil fuel powered car industry I think we need to address our car culture. We’re petrol heads. Mad Max would have been a very different movie if Mel had to find a charging station instead of fuel.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

Stories about "shark attack Ballina":

Ballina beaches closed after shark attack at Lighthouse Beach

Surf Life Saving NSW has confirmed reports of a shark attack on a 17-year-old surfer at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, at around 9am this morning...

Ballina will be first to get ‘smart’ drum lines

Ballina will be the first beach in the state to get a new technology, which is used in the shark-infested waters off Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. But the Humane Society International has ‘expressed regret’ at the government's announcement.

Premier promises swifter action on shark deterrents

Ballina beaches have reopened following Tuesday’s attack on WSL surfer Sam Morgan at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach. And the premier has promised quicker action on shark deterrent technology for the region but stopped short of nominating a time-frame.

Bull shark blamed for Ballina attack

Update: A bull shark around three metres is believed responsible for an attack on a 20-year-old man at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina around 6pm yesterday. The man was last night flown to a Gold Coast hospital for surgery on serious wounds to his left thigh.

Ballina MP to sit on state government shark inquiry

Ballina MP Tamara Smith will be a member of a just-announced parliamentary inquiry into the management of sharks in NSW waters.

Government says no to shark cull call

The state government has ruled out culling north coast sharks responsible for recent attacks but it has agreed to a $250,000 package to tackle the problem, Ballina mayor David Wright says.

Ballina beaches reopen

Beaches throughout the Ballina Shire have reopened, after closing over the weekend following shark sightings in the area after a fatal shark attack last week.

Two large sharks sighted off Ballina beaches

Updated 11.45am Beaches will remain closed between South Ballina and Lennox Head until further notice following shark sightings late yesterday (Wednesday February 11).

Renewed calls to stay out of the water after shark attack

Update 3pm: Lifeguards have renewed their plea not to swim at Ballina beaches following Monday’s fatal shark attack, with beaches across the shire declared closed until at least Thursday morning.

Ballina beaches stay closed after fatal shark attack

Updated 5.25pm: Police, SES, Surf Lifesavers and Ballina council officers today conducted a search for six kilometres either side of Shelly Beach but found no further information about yesterday's fatal attack or any further shark sitings.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.