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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.

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Carjacking in Ocean Shores, warrants issued

A young Ocean Shores man and his friends were recently held captive at knife-point and driven to Coolamon Scenic Drive by two young men before they escaped unharmed.

Frontline health workers supported

It started, in classic Byron style, with a batch of bliss balls. The homemade treats were whipped up for the nurses at Byron Hospital by local, Sarah Armstrong, after she heard how challenging life had been for them during the Omicron outbreak.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: RAT hunters

I’m out RAT hunting. I’ve been on the road for an hour checking for local infestations. My daughter’s at home...

Lismore Councillors sworn in and Committees decided

On Tuesday, Lismore City Council GM Michael Donnelly facilitated the swearing-in of the new Mayor and 10 Councillors in the chambers at Goonellabah.

Psychedelic medical trials to begin

A new clinical trial exploring the impact of psychedelic medicines on brain activity has come a step closer to fruition, after being partially funded and granted ethics approval.

What do you do next if you test positive to COVID?

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive know what they should do while isolating at home and when to seek medical help.

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Addressing drug issues a team effort

Applications are now open for the Local Drug Action Team Program, a joint initiative of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the Australian Government which provides community organisations with funding to address alcohol and drug issues.

Disaster resilience and youth mentoring for OS

Ocean Shores residents are set to benefit from a $40,000 grant as part of the NSW disaster resilient and future ready (DR:FR) Get Ready program.

BYS launches pantry project

Byron Youth Service have partnered with the Northern Rivers Pantry Project to collect donated items and distribute them to families hit hard at the moment.

Health and wellbeing grants announced for youth projects

The Northern NSW government has announced the winners of their Youth Health and Wellbeing Grants. 

Naked and told to squat in a corner: a 16-yr-old’s Splendour experience

Sixteen years old, lining up to get into a music festival, separated from friends, taken into a tent and forced to strip.

Two decades on, and Deb still loves her job

Youth Worker Deb Pearse is celebrating 20 years as the Mullumbimby Byron Youth Service (BYS) Cottage and Street Cruise co-ordinator.

Student art to adorn Cottage

Nine girls from Mullumbimby High have completed a creative arts program at the Byron Youth Service cottage with youth workers Karma Barnes and Deb Pearse.

A marketplace for the younger gen

The Byron Flea Market may be one of the least-known market spaces in the northern rivers, but it is one of the best – it encourages young up-and-coming entrepreneurs! 

art project launched

A new community street-art installation has been created by a group of young women through the youth arts mentoring project.

Forum taking a different tack on issues facing young people

Every year or so the media seems to declare that our ‘youth are in crisis’, and politicians rush in with promises of funding to ‘fix the problem’. A few weeks later the bandwagon moves on with little having actually been done to address the challenges facing young people.

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.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

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