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A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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Can you foster a dog?

Dozens of local rescue dogs are ending up at the pound, and some are having to be euthanised, owing to a critical shortage of people willing to adopt or foster them.

Where is the love?

Driving past our new-ish Hollywood-inspired ‘LOVE’ sign on the way into Mullum had me reflect on the reality that...

The fight for patient ratios and safety continues

As nurses and midwives around the country fight for better staff-to-patient ratios the union decided to strike again on Wednesday.

Killer Queen & Bowie

For the first time, two of Australia’s favourite live acts – The Killer Queen Experience, and Bowie, starring Jeff...

Rally against a waste incinerator for Casino

Residents Against the Richmond Valley Incinerator (RAVI) and community members have planned a rally for tomorrow to alert the community about the issues surrounding waste incinerators and the problems they bring.

Watch out!

Ever wondered whether those 30kg electric bikes with fat tyres – their riders without helmets – whizzing past you...

Between the ten of them, Halie’s Seahorses swam a massive 127km and raised almost $6000.

Early morning starts are not a usual routine for chefs at the Ballina RSL Club. March was an exception when Chef Halie Welsh rallied some staff and friends together to take part in Ian Thorpe’s Laps For Life charity. A team of ten hit the Ballina Pool at 7am every day during March to raise funds For ReachOut’s Laps For Life challenge.
ReachOut supports young people suffering from mental health difficulties. The organisation provides practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything, from everyday issues to truly tough times – and the information they offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers too. Last year alone, ReachOut was there for more than 3.6 million people.
‘Sadly one in four young people in Australia are currently experiencing a mental health difficulty,’ said Halie Walsh. ‘But there’s an even bigger problem: 70 per cent of those who need help don’t get it,’ Halie added. Suicide remains the leading cause of death of young people in Australia.
Every member of Halie’s Seahorses swim team exceeded their personal lap goals. Between the ten of them they swam a massive 127km and raised almost $6000. Halie and the team would like to thank everyone who made donations towards their Laps for Life challenge.

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