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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

Stories about "dementia":

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Dementia help sheets to navigate COVID-19

Many aged care facilities have stopped residents leaving the premises. Many have reduced visits to one person per day, for one hour a day, and many have closed their doors entirely to outside visitors, including family, and this is causing distress for many aged folk.

Creating dementia-friendly communities

We often think of dementia as a loss of memory that happens to old people but in fact there are many people who are affected by early onset dementia as early as their 40s.

Silent disco good for the elderly as well as the young

Who said the silent disco was only for the youth of today? The same concept is now being used as a form of physical and mental therapy in aged care and recently a Northern Rivers trial measured the impact of this on dementia patients.

Spare a thought for people with dementia

John Watkins AM, CEO Alzheimers Australia NSW During Dementia Awareness Month, which runs throughout September, Alzheimer’s Australia is calling for greater awareness and understanding of...

Memory van helps dispel dementia myths

Northern Rivers Social Development Council has partnered with Alzheimer's Australia NSW to bring the Memory Van to the northern rivers.

Tweed leads the state in dementia numbers

The Tweed electorate has the highest number of people with dementia in the state: with some 1,842 people estimated to be currently living with the disease and an anticipated 106 per cent increase to 3,794 by 2050, according to a new report.

Painting a clearer picture about dementia

Volunteer guides and education staff at Tweed Regional Gallery were given a clearer picture about dementia when they participated in a two-day training course recently.

Dementia rates set to rise on north coast

A new report claims coastal and regional Australia are set to take the brunt of dementia rate increases, with Tweed, Ballina and Lismore electorates in the firing line.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.