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$50,00 in Local Sports Grants on offer

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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Other News

New Murwillumbah pump station to reduce flooding impacts

A new stormwater pump station for Murwillumbah will be built to reduce the effects of flooding to private properties and public infrastructure in the vicinity of Murwillumbah Leagues Club.

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

Sunday choral celebration to raise funds for new Syrian refugee families

Two Syrian refugee families have been welcomed on the Northern Rivers in recet months as part of a national resettlement pilot program featuring just ten families.

World AIDS Day – time to end transmission

Over 40 million people have died worldwide of AIDS over the last 41 years and ending the transmission of HIV is the aim of a specialist taskforce being set up by the Federal Government announced today on World AIDS Day 2022. 

Ballina ‘Steps Up’ against domestic and family violence

The Ballina community came out in force to ‘Step Up Against Domestic Violence on Friday.

Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

Applications close at 1pm Monday, November 21.

Local Sports Grants ranging from $2000 to $10,000 with a total budget of $50,000 are available across all NSW electorates

The grants are designed to encourage participation in sport.

 Some examples of eligible projects include: come and try days, coach or referee accreditation courses, new or updated websites, equipment, upgrading facilities and subsidised travel for junior teams.

There is a greater weighting for projects that clearly benefit women and girls, people with disability, culturally diverse and first nations peoples 

Applications close at 1pm Monday, November 21.


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When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.