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October 8, 2022

An ode to the odious plastic bag

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It’s Ageism Awareness Day

It’s Ageism Awareness Day and the peak body for older Australians, the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, say we must all take action to address the scourge of ageism –  stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age.

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CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Floodplain developments major concern for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities

Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.

Bangalow Bowlo amalgamation

In reply to Sol Ibrahim’s letter (14 September): I totally agree that the future of Bangalow Bowlo is in...

Rain on the way…

Heavy rain is expected across much of the east coast of Australia over the coming week, but there is cautious optimism that the Northern Rivers won't cop the worst of the falls this time.

Dreaming of Midsummer

Byron Ballet Company is currently preparing for one of the world’s most beloved ballets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This...

What’s criminal?

Thanks for a great article about the stupid reaction of our premier to the recommendations of the NSW Ice...

When they introduced free shopping bags made out of plastic use them once, then bin them, environmentally drastic.

Now plastic bags pollute our earth, they’re ubiquitous in land fills, beaches, our oceans, they’re conspicuous.

Cleaning up this toxic mess is extremely hard it’s akin to shitting in your own back yard.

One trillion plastic bags used each year worldwide our part in this problem we can no longer hide.

Plastic polluting our planet, a modern-day sin but by changing our habits, everyone can win.

Let’s make a difference by remembering to bring our nanna’s shopping trolley or bags of cloth and string.

Not just for July, August or September, but all the time, we simply have to remember.

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby


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Norco set for rebuild but what about other businesses?

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