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Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

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Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

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Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

Nature-based intervention on offer for at-risk young people

As the trickledown effects of COVID-19 continue to hit our most vulnerable, not-for-profit groups are saying they are overwhelmed.

Regional communities hardest hit by suicide

Regional Australians impacted by suicide are more likely to experience multiple loses of family, friends and community members compared to their city counterparts – new research has revealed for the first time.

World Suicide Prevention Day is today

There are few of us who haven't been touched by the tragedy of suicide and this World Suicide Prevention Day, Lifeline will call on Australians to send the clearest signal yet to those who are struggling, that they are not alone.

Raising awareness in memory of Dale

Friends and family of Dale Hayes are celebrating his 30th birthday by hosting a fun day in Mullumbimby in his memory to raise funds for mental health organisations Beyond Blue and breakingFree.

Tweed workshop to help prevent suicide

Preventing suicide will be the focus of a workshop in Tweed Heads tomorrow (Friday December 7) where doctors, health professionals and people who have recovered after a suicide attempt or have lost someone close to them are invited to provide input.

When pokies get personal

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is an annual event to promote early intervention and awareness of responsible gambling practices in NSW.  In 2018, it will be held from 8 to 14 October.

Lifeline Northern Rivers seeks volunteers

Some 2,866 people committed by suicide in the year to September 2016 and Lifeline Northern Rivers is taking up the challenge to answer more calls in the coming year to help prevent deaths.

Support after suicide group starting in Lismore

Lifeline’s Northern Rivers’ centre will be offering a Support After Suicide group in Lismore from late September to mid-December this year.

Support group for adults affected by suicide

Lifeline Northern Rivers offering a new a support group for adults who have experienced the loss of someone close to them through suicide.

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.