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Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

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Why have NSW Labor failed to hold their promised drug summit?

On budget eve the banner ‘Premier, you promised. Drug Summit Now’ was dropped across from NSW Parliament calling on NSW Labor to set a date for the long awaited NSW Drug Summit.

Bruns, the fishing town, becomes a musical!  

‘All the old salts have moved on… All the old salts have moved on… I’m wondering where they’ve gone…’

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

Sunshine brings football back to the Northern Rivers

After weeks of relentless rain washing out every game, the sunny days of June have allowed local football to...

Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

Byron Council candidates jostle for position

It was the type of motion that comes up at Byron Council quite regularly – a broad, uncontroversial political statement that is unlikely to make a difference in the grand scheme of things. 

Stories about "elder abuse":

Commission hands down damning Feros report

Residents at the Feros Village aged care facility in Byron Bay were subjected to substandard care across every aspect of the service, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has found.

One in six older Australians experience elder abuse – what can you do?

An aging population is seeing up to one in six elderly Australians now experiencing elder abuse according to a 2021 study.  The key areas of...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

One in six older Australians experiences abuse and perpetrators are often family members, mostly adult children, but they can also be friends, neighbours and acquaintances.

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. 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

Relationships Australia is working with families to negotiate the complex issues related to ageing and to reduce the incidence of the abuse of older people across Australia.

Tackling abuse of the elderly with bingo

When support from family and friends becomes diminished, the elderly can be at risk of ‘elder abuse’. One of the challenges in tackling elder abuse is raising awareness, as very often older people are not aware the conditions that they are experiencing constitute abuse.

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over and over again. They do...

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead acid battery has been transferred...

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.