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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Lord Ability collided with other dogs at the first turn and fell

The latest death of a young greyhound at Grafton yesterday has sparked calls for an independent review of Australia’s new and rebuilt taxpayer-funded racetracks.

Basketball carnival comes to Byron

Byron Bay Basketballers hosted their senior carnival last weekend, which saw 15 teams battle it out across four grades. ‘It...

It is a weekend of excitement, fun and laughter for everyone at the National Circus Festival

It truly is like stepping into another world as you enter The Famous Spiegeltent which is here for the National Circus Festival that is taking place this weekend in Mullumbimby before it once again heads off around the world.

Celebrating rebirth and renewal

With perfect spring weather on offer for the occasion, Cape Byron Steiner School recently held its annual Spring Fair.

Editorial – Break out the bubbly for Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates is truly one of the most revealing and best educational services that the NSW government offers. MPs from the opposition grill ministers and agency bosses without mercy, for hours. 

GG, Bob Carr, and Morrison

Back page note (7 September) from Bob Carr that the Governor-General (GG) got $18m from Morrison at the same...

It was good to see a wide coverage regards affordable housing. The situation is critical with so many homeless people living rough, living in their cars and, if lucky, some couch surfing.

Weekly I meet people, mainly women, who ask ‘do I know of any affordable accommodation for rent’? It is shocking that many of these women are in their late 60s or early 70s.

Homeless women in our region are grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters who, owing to circumstances often beyond their control, are enduring a situation that is impacting on their health (mental), through social isolation and poverty.

The Bangalow CWA is launching Share The Dignity this month. We are calling on donations to make life a little easier. We want to distribute 60 to 70 dignity bags to women with essentials like shampoo, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, insect repellent, feminine hygiene and anything people can think of to bring some comfort to their stressful situation.

Any donations can be left at the Bangalow CWA rooms (between 10am–2pm weekdays and 8am–12noon Saturdays) and at the local Bangalow newsagent.

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal


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