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Running the NY Marathon for type-1 diabetes research

Southern Cross University student Georgie Collis has type-1 diabetes but this won't stop her running in the New York Marathon in November to raise funds for research.

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The ‘No’ campaign

I am writing specifically against Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price’s advocacy for a ‘No’ vote on the Voice to parliament....

Labor’s budget falls short on flood funding: MP

Tamara Smith, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Disaster Relief Spokesperson, has welcomed an additional $150m in funding for the Northern Rivers and Central West flood recovery in Tuesday’s NSW budget.

Young farmer forging ahead

Despite growing up in Sydney, James Daaboul says he has always been drawn to the idea of living on the land. A couple of years ago he turned that dream into a reality, leaving behind a stable job as a set builder and carpenter for greener pastures in the Northern Rivers.

Benefits of microplastic

I loved Hannah Grace’s fanciful letter about sprinkling young men and boys with microplastic dust to lower the sperm...

Car crashes through door at Ballina Coles

Yesterday (Tuesday, 20 September) a vehicle crashed into the Ballina Coles supermarket. The elderly driver was accompanied by a male passenger.

Putting a little spring in your wiggle

It’s time for a spring wiggle with Equinox Tribe Connect at Durrumbul Hall this Saturday. This is a six-hour, six DJ adventure with Shaunti, Bhakti The Nectar Cow, Halo, Nick Taylor, Moe Aloha and Avaxa.

Stories about "Ballina Island":

Controversial Ballina Island housing subdivision approved

The Ballina Shire Council has voted to approve a controversial housing subdivision for fourteen new townhouses on land with flood risks on Ballina Island.

What do you think of the Wade Park masterplan?

So many of the Lismore LGA assets were damaged in last year’s flood and the process of rebuilding is creating an opportunity to do things differently.

Wollumbin Street bridge reduced to one lane

As part of the sewerage upgrade in Murwillumbah, Tweed Shire Council is urging motorists to plan ahead and seek alternative routes between the CBD and South Murwillumbah for up to four weeks from today.

They’re he-ere: SLSC surf patrols are on!

Surf Life Saving NSW says that more than 20,000 active volunteer lifesavers began patrols on beaches across the state on Saturday. 

A short history of cruelty

Anthony Albanese went to the last election promising to end live sheep exports from Australia. This rubbery promise has since been rolled back to his government's second term (assuming they get one). The independent panel's long-awaited report to the federal government on the issue has now also been delayed, from this week to late October.