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Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

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Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter...

Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

Stories about "NBN towers":

Stop the NBN tower at Durrumbul Hall

Do you want a NBN tower in your back yard with its electro-magnetic-radiation (EMR)? No? The come and support the crew at Main Arm who are raising funds to stop the NBN tower being built at Durrumbul.

Main Arm NBN tower to go ahead

In another case of a community being ignored, NBN are going ahead with a 45-metre data tower for Main Arm.

NBN tower: concern over radiation and property values

The local community in Main Arm has expressed concern at the proposed 45m NBN tower currently slated to be installed within 500m of Durrumbul school and pre-school and local residents houses.

Schools too close? Not for NBN

NBN has defended its plan to build a tower within 500 metres of schools at Durrumbul, first denying the education department had a policy on the issue, then later saying that it didn't implement it.

Outrage at proposed NBN tower near school and pre-school: Durrumbul

A proposed 45m NBN tower within 500m of the local school, pre-school and residences has outraged the Main Arm community who are gathering this Thursday to highlight community opposition and voice their objection to the tower being built.

Council weighs in against NBN’s Coorabell tower

Residents opposed to an NBN tower close to their homes in Coorabell have been given assistance from Byron Shire councillors, who last week voted unanimously to ask that the tower’s construction halt until it is proven all requirements have been met.

NBN Co rolls on with tower despite concerns

A dispute over adequate consultation for a proposed fixed-wireless tower in Coorabell is just one of many issues residents face as NBN Co and Visionstream forge ahead in constructing the tower.

Concerns over Coorabell NBN tower

A proposed 49-metre lattice-style NBN tower has activated Coorabell residents after NBN avoided lodging a DA with Byron Shire Council.

Not much communication from NBN

Mike Stav, Mullumbimby. The so-called ‘community consultation’ by NBN Co at the Coorabell Hall last Thursday was a failure at both assembling the ‘community’ and...

Mobile phone towers reduce value

Anton Vanderbyl , Palmwoods. The federal Government is partnering with Telstra to erect 499 new mobile phone towers. One is planned for Possum Creek.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.

Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.