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Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

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What do you do next if you test positive to COVID?

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive know what they should do while isolating at home and when to seek medical help.

Rapid antigen test shortages across the country

As you’ve no doubt heard, people in NSW are now allowed to test themselves for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test (RAT), rather than lining up at a testing centre. There’s just one problem: no one has any RATs.

COVID Update: Hospitalisations, ICU admissions climb further

There were another 156 COVID-related hospitalisations across NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday, bringing the total number of COVID patients in hospital to 2,200.

Lismore Councillors sworn in and Committees decided

On Tuesday, Lismore City Council GM Michael Donnelly facilitated the swearing-in of the new Mayor and 10 Councillors in the chambers at Goonellabah.

Queensland NSW border to open up this Saturday

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today (Thursday, 13 January) that the Queensland NSW border would no longer require a...

New Murwillumbah exhibition inspired by red centre residency

A new exhibition exploring the landscapes and power of Central Australia will open at Murwillumbah's Small Works Gallery this...

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Important exhibitions of Indigenous art at Lismore

Two important exhibitions of Indigenous art are have been launched at the Lismore Gallery and will both run until November

Storylines: Winds of change

What is the fear that immerses us to such a degree that we become immobilised? I felt that fear in the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the news actually started to make me feel ill, so I turned off the news and tuned in to my life.

Bundjalung artists to gather in Byron

The inaugural ‘Bundjalung Gathering’ art and culture exhibition will take place at Marvell Hall, Byron Bay, this coming week.

Indigenous craft the focus of new girls group

A new girls group called Nalia Dubay (Bundjalung for group of girls) has launched, thanks to funds from both the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) and the Department of Family and Community Services.

National indigenous photomedia works on show in Tweed

Work by some of the most significant Indigenous photographers and multimedia artists in the past five years have gone on a show in a travelling exhibition which opened at the Tweed Regional Gallery this week.

Indigenous musicians mixing it up at SAE

Ten north coast indigenous students with big musical ambitions are getting a chance to sharpen their skills at one of Australia’s most prestigious sound production schools thanks to a new program called OneVision Productions.

Archie Roach and Music for the Mob

This weekend sees the staging of an ambitious and inspiring musical collaboration focusing on bringing communities together through music. OneMob and CPX Music approached...

Uncle Bob promotes ‘unconditional love’ in Mullum

A traditional caretaker of Uluru/Kata Tjuta will be sharing his wisdom, stories and songs at an Indigenous educational fundraiser tomorrow, July 24, at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Digby’s big art for ‘little’ Woolies

Ballina-based indigenous artist Digby Moran has created some substantial works in his time but few are as imposing as the one now decorating the wall of Ballina's new River Street Woolworths.

Byron arts worker an Indigenous leader

Byron Bay’s Anthony Walker this week completed the prestigious Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Leadership Program, celebrating at a graduation dinner at the National Gallery of Australia on Wednesday.

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.