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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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Slowmo

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Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is...

How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

With everyone talking about the empty shelves in the supermarkets at the moment, it’s reassuring to know we have...

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.

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Unions cleaner than developers

Bruce Apps, Townsend. On the ABC breakfast show this morning (Tuesday) we had prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his minister Michaelia Cash giving the unions a serve and running them down to the lowest – I am afraid that he is on the wrong tangent.

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’.