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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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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. 

Taxi stolen at knifepoint in Tweed Heads

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Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

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Vale Craig McGregor, 1933 – 2022

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How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

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Whale calf caught in Qld shark nets

Queensland saw its third whale caught in shark nets yesterday as Sea Shepherd calls for the removal of shark nets during the whale migration season on teh Queensland coast.

No fine for Burleigh local who saved baby whale

Delays in the rescue of a baby humpback whale caught in a shark net off the coast of Burleigh led one local to take action to free the whale. Now he faces significant fines for his heroic choice.

Baby whale caught in Gold Coast shark net

This baby whale has now been released but it's entrapment in a Queensland shark net on Tuesday (October 9) could not even legally be photographed if the state government passes a new gag law.

Three entangled whales off North Coast: NPWS

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is currently aware of three entangled whales making their way up and down the coast and is asking for the community’s assistance in locating them.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.