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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.

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Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

Egotistic rabble

Strident anti-vaxxers claim that COVID-19 vaccination violates their individual sovereignty and freedom. However, there’s not a beep from them...

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me...

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

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From Young to Ballina: the Eoin and Barry story

Ballina councillor Eoin Johnston and local legend Barry Saxby have a long history together, as Echonetdaily discovered when Barry's race-walking champion daughter Kerry Saxby-Junna was honoured in Ballina last week.

Shelly Beach Surf Club to get spruce up

Shelly Beach Surf Club is now set to proceed with the final stage of the building’s restoration following a $98,000 grant from the NSW Government, funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs.

Memorial for Ballina shark victim tomorrow

Scores of surfers from the NSW north coast and south east Queensland will gather tomorrow (Saturday) for a memorial service to honour Tadashi Nakahara, who died after being attacked on his board by a great white shark at Shelly Beach on Monday.

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.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

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.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.