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Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

Steve Krieg: ‘I believe that there must be change’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Restaurateur Steve Krieg is running in the hopes of being Lismore's next Mayor.

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

Comment: Net sober by 2050!

With Scott Morrison about to jet off to Glasgow for the UN COP 26 Climate Change Conference, I’ve got some unexpected and exciting news of my own: I’ve decided to take advice around my health and wellbeing and give up drinking! 

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

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Retooling fire-affected community services

Many Australians from all states and territories and all walks of life have been affected by the summer bushfires. Understandably, there are priorities as to where financial support goes.

Pottsville koalas: three dead as community argues over men’s shed

Koala advocates say they are seriously concerned about the survival of Tweed’s endangered koala population after volunteers found five koalas diseased and/or dead over a three-day period last month.

Work set to start on Ballina Men’s Shed

Construction will begin shortly of a new, purpose-built Men’s Shed at Ballina after the NSW government announced today it would put $150,000 in funding towards the facility.

Time to get ‘Shedding’

There's a new shed on the block – it is time to shed your preconceptions and get hands on with shedding – a space for everyone to learn new skills and tinker to your hearts content.

Mullumbimby Women’s Shed opens its doors

The Mullumbimby Women’s Shed will be opening its doors for the first time between 12 and 6pm this Thursday March 8.

Mullumbimby Men’s Shed open for business

Mullumbimby Men’s first shed is up and there are celebrations taking place this Friday (Australia Day) from 9am till 11am.

The Bangalow men’s kitchen

There's something cooking at Bangalow's Men's Shed – and it's not only woodwork and metalwork. A recent $45,000 community grant has enabled them to upgrade their kitchen, add a solar power system and decking.

Fostering community through food security

Growing out of the award- winning Mullumbimby Community Gardens, the Mullum Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development (aka Mullum SEED) is encouraging members of the community, that’s right – you, to join up and get involved.

Black Rocks men’s shed gets green light

The longtime saga over erecting a men's shed at the Black Rocks sports field near Pottsville has ended after Tweed shire councillors last night narrowly voted to allow a five-year lease for the site.

Why isn’t Men’s Shed going to its preferred location?

David Norris, Pottsville The Threatened Species Conservation Society has received information that in early 2014 Tweed Council planning staff and the Pottsville and District Men's...

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning things to her advantage. When...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.