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March 3, 2021

Sixty new nurses for our region

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

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The Northern Rivers will have 60 extra nurses on board in the coming weeks, many of them graduates from the nursing school at Southern Cross University.

The state government is looking to increase nursing numbers across the state by as many as 2,500 in the coming years.

Twenty nurses will go to the Tweed area, and 23 will be based in and around Lismore.

Lismore Base Hospital nurse educator Charmaine Crispin told ABC radio this morning that she planned to ‘[give] them a try in lots of different clinical settings’. She added it was important to develop a work force for the future.


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