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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

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Condition of roads in and around Clunes/Rosebank

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Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

In a league of their own

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SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

Interview with Tania de Jong, one of the founding members of Mind Medicine

Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) is a charity that seeks to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness through expanding treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients. Their focus is on the development of safe and effective psychedelic assisted therapies to cure a range of mental illnesses.

Lismore residents alarmed by subdivision DA adjoining Wilson Nature Reserve

A proposal for twelve new lots in the buffer zone between Wilson Nature Reserve and existing houses on City View Drive, East Lismore, has local residents worried.

Maggies Beach, Byron Main Beach, Hastings Point and Fingal Head and Dreamtime beaches came up trumps in the 2011 Northern Rivers Clean Beaches awards.

Maggies won the Overall Clean Beach Award and the Community Partnerships & Action Award; Byron took out the Friendly Beach Award; Fingal and Dreamtime grabbed the Young Legends Award; while Hastings won the Environmental Protection Award.

Organised by Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, the Clean Beaches Awards encourage and recognise coastal communities, local councils, volunteers and surf lifesaving clubs who protect this state’s beautiful coastline. Dune and habitat conservation, environmental education, anti-litter, waste management and visitor-friendly initiatives are among some of the projects that are awarded.

‘This year’s Clean Beaches Awards was extremely competitive due to the quality of the submissions, and the dedication of groups and individuals along the NSW coast. There are fantastic partnerships being formed between community groups, the SLSCs, local businesses and councils right along the coast, with the positive effects being evident at the winning beaches,’ said Peter McLean, chief executive officer, Keep Australia Beautiful NSW.


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