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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Lismore City Bowlo and all that jazz

What Lismore needs more of now is fun and joy and music and the Lismore Jazz Club’s popular monthly gigs are about to return to help make that happen.

Major construction works to begin at Tweed tip

The next phase of the Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre (the Tip) is about to begin with major construction works set to begin on the master plan.

Have your say on housing and growth

Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback on two draft plans intended to guide the location and type of housing to support recovery in coming decades.

Comment: Why we need a federal ICAC

I’ve been thinking about very slow things. Thinking about very fast trains that are very slow coming. Thinking about the never-ending Ballina-Byron Airport upgrade – build a new entry, take it out. Build a new, new entry. Take it out. Rinse, repeat.

Mystery of the gospel

The word gospel means ‘good news’, and I wondered why with so many people seemingly doomed forever. Can you...

AZTECA margarita mix

WANTED: Fun-loving person to spend two years eating tacos and sampling margaritas in Mexico with same. I’d answer that kind...

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Deadly winter cow disease outbreak on Northern Rivers

Vets on the Northern Rivers are warning cattle producers to look out for deadly cow disease, Yersiniosis. You might know it as 'mud scours'.

Health service seeks community representatives to help it improve health care

The northern NSW health service is inviting community members interested in sharing their experiences and helping improve health services to get involved by joining one...

Labor pledges new radiation therapy centre during Shorten visit to Ballina

Labor has pledged to build a new radiation therapy centre in the Northern Rivers if it is elected at the upcoming Federal Election.

Community health care confab in Ballina

Providing tools for people to help themselves and others is the focus of the fifth annual Health Care Community Engagement Conference, to be held in Ballina on Thursday, November 22. The conference is open to the public, carers and service providers. 

Soap Box #151: Woolies the healthcare people?

While taking her blood pressure on the run, Mandy muses whether a certain supermarket's foray into healthcare could herald a whole new era for Australian democracy.

Here & Now #63

Well, any chance of my resuming my triple jump career is well and truly ended. Okay, when I say 'resuming', I really mean 'starting' – I never actually had a triple jump career. But still, it's terribly sad that now I definitely can't have a triple jump career if I decided to. Hmm... painkillers kicking in.

Govt won’t fund Murwillumbah hospice

Meredith Dennis, knows first-hand what it feels like for a family member to have palliative care and pass away peacefully at the Wedgetail Retreat hospice. So it's doubly disappointing for her that the state government refuses to fund it.

Dr Abbott poised to butcher health system

Australia’s globally-envied public health system is about to be strapped onto the Abbott government’s operating table and endure the razor gang’s knife. It will emerge slimmer and on life support, writes Alex Mitchell.

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.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.