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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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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.

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs...

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’. 

The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.

Natural probiotics for longevity

Victoria Cosford For five years Roma’s been taking a 30ml shot of Katerina’s Gut Tonic every single day and she...

Stories about "sugar industry":

Soft drink makers promise sugar cuts

Australia's biggest soft drink makers, including Coca-Cola and Pepsi, have pledged to cut industry-wide sugar use by a fifth over seven years to curb obesity and fend off a sugar tax.

Greens support sugar-industry protection from CSG

Dawn Walker (Greens NSW Upper House candidate), Jeremy Buckingham (Greens mining spokesperson). The Greens have been calling for an open, transparent process for assessing critical industry clusters for over six months as there is still no clear protection in place for the North Coast food bowl and tourism industries.

Tweed calls for sugar-industry protection from CSG

The fight by north coast councils to stop the coal seam gas (CSG) industry establishing itself in the region has been ramped up with a call for the government to protect the Tweed's sugar crop from exploration or mining.

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 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.