Travel Between Sydney and the Regions Delayed Until November 1 [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Travel Between Sydney and the Regions Delayed Until November 1 [Headlines]

You can now use one smartphone app to display your vaccination and COVID check-in status. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 15 Oct 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Travel between Sydney and the regions is now delayed until November 1 due to lower vaccination rates in some areas.

You can now use one smartphone app to display your vaccination and COVID check-in status.

Upgrades to the Service NSW app have been rolled out state-wide after successful regional trials.

A Reach Out survey has found more than half of students are reporting poor mental health or wellbeing from study stress.

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A new strategy is being undertaken to address a looming teacher shortage.

It involves improving the perceptions of teaching and identifying potential regional prospects while they are still in high school.

The Education Department believes it can attract thousands of additional teachers, even without a significant pay rise.

Emergency Services volunteers are being deployed after severe storms hit NSW late yesterday.

Mt Druitt Westfield is undergoing urgent repairs after rain and hail caused the roof to collapse.

A tornado in Armidale flipped a car and ripped rooves of homes.

Thousands of students today are set to take part in a national school strike for action on climate change.

The free shingles vaccine has been extended for people over 70 years.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the subsidy will be extended for another two years.

Overseas:

Six people have been killed and dozens injured during a protest in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

Police in Norway say a Danish Muslim convert accused of killing five people with a bow and arrow appears to have been carrying out a lone terrorist attack.

The World Health Organization said tuberculosis is on the rise for the first time in a decade.

Prince William has taken a shot at billionaires who are ploughing their money into the space tourism race.

He said the focus should be on what we can do to repair planet Earth.