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I am about to undergo knee replacement surgery and have been advised by Tweed Hospital that as this is...

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Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Growing Mould Together

I love the smell of mould in the morning. Actually I don’t. It drives me nuts. Some days I’m obsessed that it’s all I can smell. It’s the smell of living in the Northern Rivers. The humidity and rain of our summer has created the perfect conditions for mould. Mould on shoes. Mould in my bread bin. Mould in the dark of my cupboards. Mould in the cracks in my bathroom. Mould behind the sink. Mould in me

The Light of Loving Kindness

‘May the light of the sun and moon of loving kindness and compassion permeate the entire world forever more, dispelling the darkness of the suffering of beings, and filling space with peace and happiness’ – Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche.

Punishment

There is a justice problem in criminal assault cases if a person who claims to have been assaulted makes...

Government amends Biosecurity (Fire Ants) Emergency Order

As the spread of fire ants into the north of the state becomes more apparent, the NSW Government has made amendments to the Biosecurity (Fire Ants) Emergency Order in an attempt to stem fire ant migration.

They got the Dojo Rise

Adam Blesing, Sean Dedrick and Anthony Sherwood are Dojo Rise – forging their own unique footprint in the music industry, with their uplifting south coast sound; an eclectic fusion of reggae/dub, pop and indie soul.

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Lismore’s $15 million grant funding for arts and culture

Lismore Council say they have welcomed a $15 million grant funding announcement – the State and Federal Government’s grants will assist Lismore’s City Hall...

A Harmony Festival for everyone

Australia is a melting pot of cultures and nationalities – about half of our citizens were born overseas or have a parent from overseas and we all know someone who wasn’t born here.

Culture roundup: Nov 22–29, 2017

Pottering in the Hills Diana of Ilanga Studio has been potting in the hills of Federal for more than twenty years drawing on inspiration from...

Culture December 10

A big part of any cultural society is it's ability to take the piss – we head up this week's menu with the last comedy night for the year at Ocean Shores Tavern on Thursday – it promises to be a cracker, featuring the best of the best comics over the past 12 months.

Culture December 3

This week's culture section starts with your body as the vehicle of life. From the exuberance and passion of youth to the challenges of injury, illness and ageing, it traverses the landscape of pleasure to pain. Everyone’s body has a story…

Culture October 1

A great week of culture starting with Anna Dorrington who presents Grim Fairy Tales where she explores and exposes issues about the role of women, female identity and societal expectations around the concept of the ideal woman.

Culture September 17

An interesting week in Culture with a couple of good laughs included – the first a chance to laugh it up with Ellen Briggs as the MC for the popular Open Mic Comedy Night – BellyLaugh at the Brewery on Thursday.

Culture September 4

This week the Culture round up takes off with 'Hermitage Revealed' which takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the museum’s tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas.

Culture August 20

Raising Funds for the Children of Gaza is where our Culture column begins this week – Byron Forums have been hosting conversations around the topic of this conflict and this Saturday they are hosting a lantern vigil at Belongil Beach with a forum and fundraiser at the Byron Centre to follow at 7pm.

Culture August 13

There's a great line-up of Cultural events coming our way, headed up by the hilarious Frank Woodley and his funny bones. Whether he’s being a comedian, clown, actor or acrobat he is constantly creating characters and worlds to engage audiences of all ages.

Punishment

There is a justice problem in criminal assault cases if a person who claims to have been assaulted makes a formal complaint, such that...

Lighthouse Road

The section from the bus stop on Lighthouse Road to the divide of the road to Byron Bay, is totally unacceptable. It’s putrid for...

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of the facts presented. 4,000 people...

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the basecamp of the Save Wallum...