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Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

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They’re back!

Stone & Wood’s popular Murbah Open Day is back on Saturday, August 3 – they are celebrating a decade of boutique brews and community. Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah Brewery will open its doors from 11am to 5pm, inviting locals and brew lovers from near and far to enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes experience, with guided tours running throughout the day offering an exclusive insight into the brewing and packaging process.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Arabs rights

Regarding Heilpern’s article: 1. Not a token of non-Jews serve in the army. By and large the whole Muslim...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore. 

Renewed appeal for information after human remains located – Coffs Harbour

Police have renewed their appeal for information after human remains were located at a Coffs Harbour beach last month.

Nelson Bay dominate NSW Croquet championships

Following from the recently finished pennant season and the Northern Rivers Croquet Association Championships, local players took on opponents...

Stories about "School":

How can parents support their kids starting school?

As schools across the country get ready to open the doors of education in 2024, an RMIT early childhood expert says children need emotional and behavioural support to ensure a smooth transition into the classroom.

Mobile phones banned in public high schools

Today is the beginning of a new-old era when mobile phones didn’t exist, at least in NSW public schools – students in public high schools across the state must have their mobile phones turned off and out of sight from today.

New school for controversial site in Lennox

Clarence Property, the developer of Lennox Head's Epiq estate, has announced the sale of Super Lot 5, on the corner of Montwood and Snapper Drive, to the NSW Department of Education.

Kids Helpline ready for the school year to begin

As children across Australia begin a new school year, Kids Helpline is reminding families to keep an eye on their children’s wellbeing at what can be an anxious and stressful time.

NSW school education system is at a tipping point

The NSW Upper House's Education Committee yesterday released the report of its inquiry into teacher shortages in New South Wales, titled 'Great teachers, great schools: Lifting the status of teaching, teacher quality and teacher numbers in New South Wales'.

Far North Coast surf clubs drive buses for flood kids

Weeks of heavy rain on the Tweed River did little to wash away the community spirit, with the four surf life saving clubs in the area combining to bring relief to affected families – by lending their resources to a devastated school in need of student transport.

School closures in NSW

This week many schools across the state will be closed for cleaning and rebuilding after last week's flood event.

School return comes with COVID-19 measures

Today is the official first day of term one in most NSW schools and as students and parents prepare to start the school year, there are new guidelines in place to manage COVID-19 infections.

Two local schools closed for cleaning and tracing

The New South Wales Department of Education has announced that two schools in the Northern Rivers will be closed until further notice.

Cases rise but NSW touts the possibility of opening up regions and schools

COVID-19 cases continue to mount with NSW recording 1,480 local COVID-19 cases overnight and nine Covid-19 related deaths.

Healthy lifestyle program for Lismore and Tweed families

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that families can access support to build healthy habits together, including tips and assistance for getting active, healthy eating and overall wellbeing.

Artists donate work for Wallum cause

They say art imitates life, but can it also save life? This is the ultimate goal of the Save Wallum Art Exhibition and fundraiser that opened at Gallery Cosmosis in Byron Bay on Friday night.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Macquarie Marshes under threat from mining

If it hasn't been hard enough protecting the Macquarie Marshes from drought because of the upstream cotton growers now farmers are faced with a new threat to this environmentally significant, Ramsar-listed area.