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Murwillumbah Hospital celebrates 120 years

A community campaign for a hospital in Murwillumbah led, in 1899, to two committees and a Board of Trustees being formed, and the selection of a 15-acre site. The hospital itself opened in May 1904.

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Wilsons Creek Public School scoops NSW Landcare award

Wilsons Creek Public School was honoured with the Woolworths Junior Landcare Award on June 3 at the NSW Landcare Awards.

No ‘key worker’ or ‘affordable housing’ for Ballina Council’s Wollongbar development

On the second last piece of Ballina Shire Council-owned residential land they have decided to develop the land with no affordable or public housing components. 

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

A depleted U/16 girl Beez conquered the Coffs Harbour round 4–0 with coach Matt Ogle. Photo Jenny Ogle

The Beez U/16 Division 1 girls team travelled to Coffs Harbour for the final round of the Northern Junior League and came away with four wins from four games.

The small team, depleted by sickness and injury, pulled out all the stops, showing great skills, determination and heart to remain undefeated after playing against Quirindi, Coffs Harbour, Tamworth and Taree.

The team finished as minor premiers for U16G Division 1 NJL, winning 13 out of 14 games for the competition.  

This is another first for the Beez.

The Beez are showing the rest of the competition they are the team to beat. 

On July 7 and 8 they head off to Tamworth for the finals and have a top chance to take out the championship.

Team members missing from the photo are Isy Crawford (currently the Northern Junior League’s top scorer) and Brianna Hart.


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Iron Gates L&EC appeal hearing comes to an end:  decision reserved – Part I

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