August 13th, 2019
Lismore Recycling centre remains closed; interim waste measures in place
The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, will remain closed until the fire in the compost piles is extinguished and damage to the Materials Recovery Facility is assessed.
The fire, which started on Sunday morni
August 12th, 2019
Air pollution health alert
North Coast Public Health Unit is urging people with heart and respiratory conditions to take caution, with high air pollution levels in some areas of Northern NSW as a result of significant bushfire activity in the region, and in Lismore the fire in green waste piles at the Lismore Recyclin
August 1st, 2019
Q FEVER RISK AS DROUGHT GRIPS STATE
Northern NSW Local Health District (LHD) is warning people to get vaccinated and take other steps to guard against Q fever, as drought and dusty conditions may increase the risk of the disease spreading.
Assistant Director of the North Coast Public Health Unit, Greg Bell, said so f
June 24th, 2019
WIRES collaborates to save platypus tangled in plastic band
When WIRES heard of the sighting of a platypus with a plastic band around its neck, they knew this was not going to be an easy rescue. A local wildlife enthusiast and avid photographer, Wal Bailey, had managed to photograph the stricken creature, in a photo t
June 24th, 2019
Byron Writers Festival StoryBoard Bus visits the Gallery with the ‘Writers on the Road’ event
Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) once again partners with Byron Writers Festival for a pre-festival event favourite, ‘Writers on the Road’.
Celebrated crime writers Michael Robotham and Jock Serong along with
June 14th, 2019
GREEN LIGHT FOR TWEED HOSPITAL CONCEPT PLANS
Residents in the Tweed region are a step closer to having a new state-of-the-art hospital after the NSW Government approved concept plans for the facility.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the hospital will cater to a population that is expected to grow by 24 percent ov
March 15th, 2019
LABOR’S NEW TAX WILL HURT TWEED TRADIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today slammed plans by Tweed’s Labor Candidate and his Sydney Labor Colleagues to introduce a new tax levied on boats, trucks and farm machinery costing over $100,000, saying it will unfairly punish people living and workin
February 22nd, 2019
SANDBAGS AVAILABLE IN PREPERATION FOR CYCLONE OMA
As the Northern Rivers continues to prepare for the effects of Tropical Cyclone Oma residents in the Tweed and Byron Shire Local Government Areas are being notified they are able to access sandbags to help in protecting their property.
A Severe Weather Warning has bee
February 22nd, 2019
Cyclone Oma Prompts Severe Weather Warning
A Severe Weather Warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for abnormally, high tides, damaging and hazardous surf, and damaging winds covering an area from Tweed Heads, south to Yamba as a result of Cyclone Oma.
Abnormally high tides may cause sea water flooding
February 21st, 2019
Cyclone Oma Prompts Tropical Cyclone Advice
A Tropical Cyclone Advice has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for coastal parts of southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Gale force winds are developing as Tropical Cyclone Oma approaches the coast, prompting a watch zone for the area between Bundaberg
February 19th, 2019
Keeping an Eye on Cyclone Oma!
The NSW SES is encouraging all Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast residents to get ready for the possibility of severe weather associated with Cyclone Oma starting later in the week. High tide levels are predicted and may cause issues in low lying coastal towns. Heavy seas are also pred
February 12th, 2019
Restore funding to Taree and Great Lakes TAFE colleges, Greens candidate says
With classes at Taree and Great Lakes TAFEs resuming this week, it’s a disgrace that some TAFE qualifications that used to take a year to achieve now take less than three months, and courses that were once free now cost thousands, th
February 11th, 2019
TRAINING HITS SWEET SPOT FOR LARGE NSW NORTH COAST EMPLOYER
In the sweet land of sugar, Australia’s largest export crop after wheat, local company Sunshine Sugar is a key industry player with three mills across a 150+km stretch of the NSW north coast.
As a part of its strategic business plan, Sunshine Sugar recogni
February 11th, 2019
More support for those living with mental illness on the North Coast
Members of the North Coast community living with mental illness now have more support to help with their home equipment needs.
Electrical items such as microwaves, washing machines, fridges, TV’s, kettles, toasters, fans and heaters can now be acc
February 10th, 2019
The 2019 AWPA NSW Whipcracking Championships finds a new home at the NCMC Casino Beef Week
NCMC Casino Beef Week are excited to be hosting the 2019 Australian Whipcrackers & Plaiters Association’s NSW Whipcracking Championships at this year’s festival. The event will be held at the NCMC Casino Beef Week for th
February 8th, 2019
BEEF WEEK THEME ANNOUNCED
With less than 100 days to go until the annual NCMC Casino Beef Week, the theme for the 2019 festival has been announced. Event organisers had sixty two excellent theme ideas submitted by the public via an online survey and Heather Dennis’ suggestion “AUSTRALIAN MADE” was chosen to be t
January 30th, 2019
Our Two Hands is asking for your signature to get our Homeless a public shower, Casino NSW
With your help we can restore the dignity of a Homeless person one shower at a time .
After witnessing many confronting and eye opening circumstances, Our Two Hands has identified an urgent and imp
January 29th, 2019
DROUGHT SUPPORT & ASSISTANCE AT THE TENTERFIELD SHOW DROUGHT COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME
There will be a bevy of drought support, family-fun and entertainment on offer at the Tenterfield Show this year, all provided through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Programme Fund targeting drought affected region
January 21st, 2019
Go4Fun gives kids an active, healthy start to the year
As families start preparing school uniforms and backpacks ready for going back to school, now is a good time to think about how to give kids a positive start to their school year.
We all want our kids to be healthy, happy and active, but the common habits
January 17th, 2019
How do I know if I have heat stroke NSW Health says on its website a person can suffer a heat-related illness if the body temperature rises above 37.8C.People sweat in hot conditions to keep themselves cool, but if it is humid and a person is dehydrated, that can lead to heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion can then deve
January 16th, 2019
Julian’s photo should come up when you Google
the word resilience. For someone so young he has already faced and overcome a
number of big challenges with admirable courage and determination.
Imagine being forced to change direction from
a long-held dream of being a chef into not knowing where life will take you,
January 15th, 2019
HEAT ALERT ACROSS SYDNEY AND NSW
NSW Health is reminding people to be cautious during the extreme heatwave conditions that are forecast for the rest of this week.
Director of Environmental Health, Dr Richard Broome, urged people to stay indoors during the heat of the day, minimise physical activity and keep hydr
January 15th, 2019
The Northern NSW Local Health District has today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of more than 250 scholarships to study nursing and start a career with NSW Health.
Katharine Duffy, Northern NSW Local Health District’s Director of Nursing and Midwifery, said the Enrolled Nurse Scholarships are aimed
January 9th, 2019
Kevin Hogan calls on local sporting groups to Move It
Local sport and physical activity providers can now apply for a grant to develop and run programs that encourage people in our community to get more active, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.
“We know how important sport and physical activity is to h