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April 22, 2021

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Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

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Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

Increase in remote access scams

Local financial institutions say there has been an increase in remote access scams experienced by customers recently.

Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

Meg Pickup, Ballina

It’s National Carers Week, an opportunity to raise awareness about primary carers and their diverse caring roles.

Anyone, at any time, may become a carer. Their outstanding contribution deserves acknowledgement, and to be celebrated. With no formal training the more than 2.7 million carers in Australia give 36 million hours of care and support every week to family or friends with disability or illness, or to those who need support in later life. This saves the public purse $1.1 billion per week.

These unsung heroes wash bodies, do laundry, and dishes; keep appointments, records, and tempers; give medication, time, and hugs; wipe faces, bench counters, and bottoms; fill forms, fridges, and silences; and deal with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, care workers, Centrelink and a lack of sleep. Amidst all this they need support to lead their own life. Take the time to acknowledge carers for their selflessness – every day, not just this week.

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