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January 21, 2022

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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

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Spice Palace: Fresh, local and made from scratch

Rob Cullinan and Duska Jefed are the couple behind Spice Palace. They lovingly make dips, tapenade, dukkah, harissa, chilli...

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

Yes, it’s another one! There is a proposal adjacent to Billinudgel Nature Reserve, on the canal at 25 Hardy Ave, which threatens to set the future for buildings to be higher than the limit of 9.25m. 

Is this to be the new look for our canal? And the reality of living in this neighbourhood? Not to mention the accompanying environmental destruction that comes with the additional three granny flats and two extra houses to add to the existing one, with the loss of 14 trees. 

Works and their environmental impacts had already begun before its approval and Council have been notified and confirmed the owner to be in breach of council’s regulations and are taking action.

Penny Cooke, Friends of Capricornia Canal


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