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What are the supplements you take really doing to your health?

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

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Community disharmony

Jenny Shiels, Byron Bay I read Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox (21 July), and I agree there is disharmony in communities worldwide. Yes,...

Editorial – Local leadership vacuum

The delays in holding Council elections are frustrating, the more so because what we have seen during the long period since the last vote has been an experiment in governing by the zen method of no government.

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The...

More than a missed gig: cancelled Bluesfest 2021 equivalent to nearly 900 job losses

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble says data analysis shows this year’s last-minute festival cancelation due to pandemic public health orders cost the Australian economy more than $225 million.

Medical government

Peter Olson, Goonengerry The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 20: ‘Everyone has the right to peaceful assembly and association’....

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection...

Stories about "tree planting":

Schools planting trees to save riverbanks

Six schools in the Lismore area six will plant about 6000 trees creating links across the Wilsons River corridor in Lismore and Tucki Creek in Goonellabah.

Landcare gets another 1,000 trees to plant

Landcare groups in the Northern Rivers are coming up with new ways to get trees planted and protect the environment we live in.

Capturing carbon, nature’s way

One of the best ways to mitigate climate change is to capture carbon – by tree planting, of course! Shearwater Steiner School in Mullumbimby is getting hands on with its students and getting their hands in the dirt.

Take action on the climate emergency: plant a tree

Taking action on the climate emergency is in everyone's hands and a simple first step you can take is to plant trees on National Tree Day.

Mother’s Day tree planting biggest yet

The beautiful weather held for Mother’s Day tree planting with a big crowd, lots of great music an a record number of trees put in the gournd.

Trees for habitat and mums

A steady stream of enthusiastic tree planters came to plant natives at a Mullumbimby Creek property on Sunday.

Body artist celebrates tree day

Get down and gritty is the message from Planet Ark for this year’s National Tree Day as they encourage people to get inspired by nature and plant trees this Sunday July 30.

Music fest plants out trees for Mothers Day

Mullum Music Festival’s annual Mothers Day tree planting is at the Durrumbul Hall site on Sunday. This year will see the 6,000th native tree planted by the festival team, its supporters and planting organisers.

2020 Vision looks forward to a whole lot more trees

‘The silver bullet to mitigate heat and turn the tide on climate change-related heat stress in our cities are trees, but currently we just don’t have enough of them in most dense urban areas, ' says a sustainable development expert.

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...

IPC fails at reducing emissions: report

A NSW planning commission tasked with assessing large fossil fuel projects has been found to have ‘comprehensively failed’ in mitigating greenhouse emissions, according to a report published by Griffith University Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe.