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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

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Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Bob Brown arrested in the Styx

Yesterday Dr Bob Brown was arrested alongside activists Colette Harmsen and Ali Alishah in a logging coupe on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. All three were taken to the Bridgewater Police Station.

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

New programs and plenty of tennis have flowed from tennis court upgrades in Suffolk Park

Suffolk Park Tennis is in full swing after court enhancements and the introduction of a full program since then. The...

Green Convoy

Michael Trevaskis (Letters, 8 February) might have enjoyed the extra three years of the miserable and mean Morrison government...

NSW Aboriginal Land Councils elections this weekend

Elections for members of NSW Aboriginal Land Councils (NSWALC) are on this weekend and NSWALC CEO Yuseph Deen stresses the critical significance of active participation in shaping the future of Aboriginal communities in New South Wales.

Stories about "rail trails":

A great trainless journey – treasures and challenges of the rail trail

The last ‘surf train’ ran in 2004, and the rusty tracks have lain quiet since then while railway enthusiasts lobbied for its return, and others championed a scenic ‘rail trail’.

What about riding on the rails?

Dean Chalker, Mullumbimby Creek. In regards to the stoush between those that would preserve the Murwillumbah railway line for future railway operations, and those that...

Victoria’s positive experience of rail trails

Marianne Melnikas, Banora Point. I am writing in reply to a letter published entitled Rail trail has no social licence, published on March 5th 2018. The...

Tweed Council gives rail trail go-ahead despite some concerns

At its meeting last week, Tweed Shire Council resolved to accept the offer of $6.5 million in federal grant funding to construct the 24-kilometre long Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the rail trail project.

Victorian rail trail seeks council bailout

The management committee of Victoria’s Great Southern Rail Trail has quit, saying the job is ‘beyond the capacity of a volunteer group to continue to manage’. But the group that is lobbying for the conversion of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line into a rail trail says the same problem will not happen here.

The common path may be the rail answer

David Miller Brunswick Heads. Like so many others, I love the feel of train travel and in the olden days could book my car, get a sleeper and rattle along to Sydney from Murwillumbah. Arriving refreshed in the morning, I unloaded my car. It was truly a great service at a good price.

Greens conflicted over rail trails

Linda Carmody, Arie Hendriks, Coolangatta, Qld. Dear Senator Nick McKim, Congratulations on the official opening of the North East (Tasmania) Rail Trail today at Scottsdale Railway Station. We are touring cyclists from Queensland, and we are excited by this new opportunity to revisit your beautiful state.

Support swells for north coast commuter rail

Supporters of a return of rail services for the north coast, emboldened by the recent failure of controversial rail-trail plans for the region, are growing in numbers.

Rail good for tourism, safer and popular

Beth Shelley, Booerie Creek. The Northern Rivers Railway Action Group is overjoyed at recent news that the state government will not be proceeding with the current EOI process for a rail trail on the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line.

Voters say no to trails without rails

Basil Cameron, Trains On Our Tracks (TOOT). Residents have sent a strong message to the Baird government: ‘hands off our tracks’.

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.