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Floodwaters essential for ecosystem rejuvenation say experts

Along with the human, infrastructure and economic devastation wrought by recent floods, come environmental costs and even benefits.

Car drives into side of Byron homelessness cottage

A key homelessness service in Byron Bay is undergoing significant repairs after a car drove into part of the facility last week.

New research collaboration aiming to flood-proof our future

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) and Southern Cross University, are collaborating on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to inform and shape the future of Northern Rivers communities following the February and March 2022 floods.

World AIDS Day – time to end transmission

Over 40 million people have died worldwide of AIDS over the last 41 years and ending the transmission of HIV is the aim of a specialist taskforce being set up by the Federal Government announced today on World AIDS Day 2022. 

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

New Murwillumbah pump station to reduce flooding impacts

A new stormwater pump station for Murwillumbah will be built to reduce the effects of flooding to private properties and public infrastructure in the vicinity of Murwillumbah Leagues Club.

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Protest at Wollumbin High against native tree removal

The local Murwillumbah community is up in arms over the proposed removal of native and rainforest trees at Wollumbin High School to build a car park. A protest is taking place this Friday at 10am.

Special Envoy for Disaster Recovery visits Lismore

After less than a week in his new role, NSW Senator Tony Sheldon was in Lismore on Saturday to talk about his new role as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Disaster Recovery.

Govt promises new SES centre for Lismore with paid staff

Labor Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has welcomed the state government’s announcement of a new State Emergency Services Incident Control Centre in the flood-ravaged regional city.

Lismore community comes together to look ahead

Yesterday, over 200 people gathered in the recently underwater Quad at Lismore to begin planning for what might come next for Lismore.

Lismore’s new Mayor opens bridge at Keerrong

At his first official gig as Lismore City Mayor, Steve Krieg joined State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin to a ribbon-cutting on the new Dudgeon Bridge at Keerrong, which was replaced due to safety issues

Ballina refuge fundraising campaign launched

Politicians from across the spectrum joined Ballina Women's Refuge campaign ambassador Mandy Nolan recently at The Cove Restaurant to launch a fundraising campaign for Momentum Collective's Woman's and Children's Refuge.

$300k each for Ballina and Lismore communities

State Members Janelle Saffin and Tamara Smith have each announced today $300,000 in funding for projects in the community.

Murwillumbah’s new ‘mega’ school will mean a loss of 16 teachers say NSW Teachers Federation

The NSW Teachers Federation has claimed that the unexpected amalgamation of four primary and high schools in Murwillumbah will lead to a permanent loss of teaching staff in a visit to Murwillumbah this week.

A community petition to protect Murwillumbah Hospital ED

A Northern NSW Local Health District proposal to cut nursing shifts at Murwillumbah District Hospital’s Emergency Department will be met with a community petition instigated by Lismore MP Janelle Saffin.

Saffin puts National’s election commitments under scrutiny

The lack of detail in the NSW State Budget has left Lismore MP Jenelle Saffin relying on the 'promise' of the National Party to keep their commitments.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.