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Time to go? The costly impact of climate change on the housing hip pocket

Jennifer Woods had lived in Wagga Wagga her whole life, a single parent of four children, a social worker and no stranger to what life on a floodplain might throw the way of anyone living there: the town has learnt to cope with floods – 60 have been registered since Federation.

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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

Knock down Byron’s forests

And another FU to the community, from the dominantly pro-development Council. Submissions due by 23 February on the proposed...

Housing density study to be undertaken

Byron Shire Council have been allocated $239,239 by the NSW Labor government to undertake an ‘urban design-based housing density study, that will examine the residential areas surrounding the Byron Bay town centre and support the delivery of 700 new homes’

Wallum update: protectors at the ready

The fight to save the Wallum heathland in Brunswick Heads has gone into overdrive, with dozens of locals staunchly holding the line on-site, while thousands more lobby state and federal politicians in pursuit of permanent protection.


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

Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

Photos, footage, audio and news reports from the middle east show nearly everyone in the Gaza is struggling to find food and essential medical supplies, including reporters.

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More than 80 new Tweed Hospital jobs

The Northern NSW Local Health District is advertising more than 80 full time equivalent roles at the new Tweed Valley Hospital, due to open in mid-May. 

Appointments for free breastscreen van in Mur’bah next month

Around ninety per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

Snapshot of nation’s dental health

Data analysis reveals New South Wales' teeth ranks among Australia's least healthy, in terms of the number of decayed, missing, and filled teeth (DMFT) per person, and the second-highest rates of untreated decay among residents.

Kingscliff Ratepayers & Progress Association wrap 2023

The Association had its final meeting of its 90th year recently. Guest speakers were Lynne Weir, Director Clinical Operations for the Northern NSW Local Health District and Adam Reid, (Acting) GM of both the Tweed and new Tweed Valley Hospitals.

More than a makeover for cosmetic surgery sector

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care says people choosing to have cosmetic surgery will be better protected by new standards introduced this week, improving patient safety in facilities where this surgery is performed.

Overseas nurses move to Northern Rivers to fill healthcare shortage

Sixty registered nurses from the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland are to join the Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSWLHD) before the start of next year’s clinical year. 

Careers expo showcasing careers in health

This Saturday the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is hosting a Careers Expo for job seekers who might be interested in a career in health.

Seaton Foundation helping to save Our Kids

We can never do enough to help new people on the planet and the Seaton Foundation has generously helped locals take a leap forward to ensure their good health.

Celebrating innovative local health projects

The Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSWLHD) recently held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate innovative local health projects.

Nimbin’s Medican back this weekend

Nimbin's HEMP Embassy is running its first post-COVID Medican this Saturday at the Bush Theatre.

More than 80 new Tweed Hospital jobs

The Northern NSW Local Health District is advertising more than 80 full time equivalent roles at the new Tweed Valley Hospital, due to open in mid-May. 

Silence broken on gender pay gaps

The exposure of the gender pay gaps in large Australian organisations is a turning point for gender equality, but more must be done to hold employers to account, says a University of South Australia researcher.

Sleepbus service opens in Ballina

Sleepbus, the innovative solution for rough sleepers, has opened in Ballina after relocating from Byron Bay.

Bangalow rezoning proposal includes first affordable housing lot for Council 

A scheme created by Byron Council in a bid to generate more affordable housing in the shire looks set to get its first workout when a housing project comes before this week’s Council meeting.