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Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

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Increase in remote access scams

Local financial institutions say there has been an increase in remote access scams experienced by customers recently.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Cr Keith Williams calls for consultation on South Ballina Beach access

At today's Ballina Council meeting, Cr Keith Williams is going to urge council to write to the NSW Minister for Crown Lands about South Ballina beach, which has recently been closed to public 4WD access.

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Stories about "depression":

Regional communities hardest hit by suicide

Regional Australians impacted by suicide are more likely to experience multiple loses of family, friends and community members compared to their city counterparts – new research has revealed for the first time.

Thus Spake Mungo: the depression

Last week’s numbers brought us the bad news we were expecting: Australia has fallen into the worst recession in nearly a century.

Local meditation teachers offer free class at Mullum Neighbourhood Centre

The Byron Shire is known around Australia as a place of healing, but many members of our own community miss out on these opportunities because they don’t have the disposable income needed to take part.

Feeling blue? Try a touch of green

Lismore City Council is encouraging people of all ages to spend some time in nature and improve their mental and physical health.

The exciting thing about depression

'What if there is no medical evidence to support depression as a chemical imbalance?' asks award-winning author Johann Hari in his new book Lost Connections.

How Lismore Hospital failed suicidal father and son-in-law

A Health Care Complaints Commission investigation is underway into Lismore Base Hospital’s adult mental health unit following the suicide of a man it turned away and the attempted suicide of another.

Australia ‘has a long way to go on depression’

Australian mental health leaders Pat McGorry and Jack Heath have called for the urgent need for a global response to the growing impact of depression at an international conference in London.

New program offers innovative treatment for depression

Nany Australians with mild depression and anxiety, especially men and people in rural and regional areas, don’t take action until their condition becomes severe. Now a free mental-health coaching program on the north coast removes barriers to treatment .

The Challenge of MMA – fighting men’s depression

Anthony Williams suffered from depression and anxiety for ten long years. He finally found something that was for him, better than any drugs. He discovered Mixed Martial Arts and decided to train with a professional academy.

Support for mothers of at-risk daughters

A group of frustrated local mothers have decided to establish their own informal support group. One mother said she felt she was ‘battling in isolation, trying to find ways to manage our daughter’s self-harm, depression or anxiety.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.

Government bullying and hidden agendas

Frank Ball, Tweed Heads The treatment of Christine Holgate while CEO of Australia Post is nothing short of scandalous. Not only is it a prime example...