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Top tips for feline friends this International Cat Day

Some silly humans think that it's money that makes the world go around – we all know it's cats!

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Mullum residents bulldozed over pod homes

Mullumbimby residents are growing increasingly angry and are still waiting for answers over the construction of temporary pod accommodation works on Prince Street, next to the disused railway on flood-prone land. 

Radical Hope: Byron Writers Festival keynote event

How can we approach our current moment with radical hope? When curating this keynote event, artistic director Zoe Pollock reflected on the theme of the festival ‘Radical hope imagines a future goodness that transcends our current reality.

Splendour sinks

It’s a case of ‘Told you so!’ Splendour establishing itself at the present site drew huge resistance from locals. It...

Response times remain strong: Ambulance Service

The NSW Ambulance Service has responded to criticisms of its operations in the Northern Rivers, stating that paramedics continue to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies.

North Coast sees 335 marine rescues in last year

Across the state it has been the second busiest year on record for NSW Marine Rescue despite the ongoing wet weather.

An afternoon at the opera

Mezzo-soprano Rosel Labone has performed opera, oratorio, and concert repertoire at venues throughout Australasia with Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, the Song Company, the Consort of Melbourne, and the Kronos Quartet.

Cartoon by Gary Cavanagh. Instagram: @gary_cavanagh

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Appeal to locate woman missing from Ballina

NSW Police have sent out a media alert – they are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Ballina and have issued a SMS get-target alert.

Base nurse finalist in NSW Health Excellence awards

A Lismore Base Hospital staff member has been recognised for excellence in nursing and midwifery. Emily Green is among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Be alert – koalas are on the move

Yes it's that time of year and Friends of the Koala are urging members of the public to contain dogs at night and keep a lookout for koalas on their properties and when driving, particularly during dusk to dawn.

OS Community Garden launches food stall

Members of the Shara Community Gardens gathered on July 31 to launch their new food exchange stall on Shara Boulevard in Ocean Shores/South Golden...