Arts & Culture

Byron Writers Festival announces new Restart Writing Workshop for Writers with Disability + d/Deaf Writers

‘The lived experience of people with disability is funny, rich, smart and provocative – a web…

New exhibitions celebrate the Clarence valley and river

The Grafton Regional Gallery will open four exhibitions on 19 March after a 14-month renovation as…

Rural Aid’s photography competition is back!

The hugely popular Spirit of the Bush photography competition has returned in 2021. Rural Aid is…

Art and creative events highlight the Speaking With the River exhibition

Exploring how our region’s rivers provide a creative link to interpret the way we think, live…

Kyogle Writers Festival

With a theme of Country, the inaugural Kyogle Writers Festival will be held over 14 to…

HOW ON EARTH: YOUTH LED THEATRE & RESILIENCE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

In the wake of the last summer’s bushfires, drought, floods, and a global pandemic young people…

Food & Wine

Jerry Mai’s Lamb shank braised in lemongrass and spices

Prep time: 15 mins (+ 3 hours to marinade)Cook time: 30mins – 40 mins (2 to…

Amina Elshafei’s Lamb, date and apricot tagine with herbed couscous

Prep time: 20 minsCook time: 2 hoursServes: 4 Ingredients1kg boneless lamb shoulder, excess fat trimmed and…

FROM FRIDGE TO FORK IN 15 MINUTES: ASIAN BEEF STIR-FRY

Quick, delicious and simple beef recipes perfect for the entire family There are a lot of…

FROM FRIDGE TO FORK IN 15 MINUTES: BEEF SAN CHOY BAU

Quick, delicious and simple beef recipes perfect for the entire family. There are a lot of…

FROM FRIDGE TO FORK IN 15 MINUTES: BEEF SATAY SKEWERS WITH COUSCOUS

Quick, delicious and simple beef recipes perfect for the entire family. There are a lot of…

FROM FRIDGE TO FORK IN 15 MINUTES: LOADED SWEET POTATO FRIES WITH RUMP STRIPS

Quick, delicious and simple beef recipes perfect for the entire family. There are a lot of…

Health & Wellbeing

Flu vaccines are still vital

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is reminding patients that it is still important…

Make a Cuppa for a Cause This May

The sound of kettles boiling is set to ring across the nation on Thursday, 27 May…

Our troubles make us stronger

Problems come in all shapes and sizes.The shape and size of the following problem fits a…

Mindful Moments

There is a light in the core of our being that calls us home, one that…

NEW CSIRO TOOL TO COMBAT AUSTRALIA’S #1 DIET ISSUE

Low nutrient, high kilojoule food continues to be the top choice for Australians, with new research…

In Whose Hands is our Future?

Spiritual Matters – by Rev Chris SparksA fortuneteller was gazing into her crystal ball, talking to…

Home Handy

The Key to Transforming Your Kitchen from Boring to Beautiful

The finishing touch of any kitchen is perfect tapwareFor many Australians the kitchen is the central…

2020 a record-breaking year for rooftop solar in Australia

The Australian solar industry defied expectation and the economic challenges of COVID-19 to install a record-breaking…

Fire testing for strawbale walls – homeowners affected by bushfires offered free assistance

To assist homeowners to rebuild with fire protection and sustainability in mind, AUSBALE (Australian Strawbale Building…

Illuminate your Home’s Style

Illuminate your Home’s Style with New Scented Candles and Diffusers RangeScent is often an afterthought of…

Key Door Decisions

A guide to the often-overlooked factors of selecting and buying doorsDoors are an essential element of…

June gardening guide is here!

There’s no need to hibernate during winter! Grow and harvest delicious vegies, choose a beautiful new…

Local Lifestyle

Bountiful Fruit

Geoff HelismaPaul Commerford, 61, who could be described as The Family Tree’s patriarch, recites a poem…

The First Casualty Of WWI Shot By A Hypodermic Needle

Hugh Murphy (1894 – 1994) was born at Palmers Island and passed away just days after…

Seeing through the ground

We meet a lot of interesting people during our lives, but I would have to say…

CVC to develop media policy

Geoff Helisma| At the February 23 Clarence Valley Council (CVC) meeting, councillors voted five to four to…

A cow’s not just a cow

Geoff Jones says his wife describes him as a “perfectionist pain in the arse”. But it’s…

Whatever Comes My Way

Geoff Helisma|Harwood Island prodigy, opera singer Michelle Ryan, works very hard to achieve her dreams. However,…

Nature & Wildlife

VOICES FRO THE EARTH

In our quest to combat climate change, it seems that political philosophy and denial, spurred on…

Cool water fish floundering as tropical fish invade temperate reefs

Warming waters are leading to the ‘tropicalisation’ of temperate reefs: gone are the kelp forests, and…

Vets warn: Human Easter treats are toxic and potentially fatal to dogs

Vets are urging the public not to give in to puppy dog eyes this Easter, as…

Queensland’s turtles and whales to benefit from plastics ban

Australia’s leading ocean conservation group has congratulated the Queensland government for passing legislation to ban single-use…

Koala survival requires 200,000ha of new reserves and a $1 billion conservation and recovery fund

The Nature Conservation Council today unveiled a comprehensive plan to pull koalas back from the brink…

Glovebox Guide to support feral cat management

A new guide has been developed to help agricultural and environmental land managers address the growing…

Science & Technology

“Plastification” of the planet study – expert available to comment

An international study of airborne plastic particles released today has found that microplastic pollution is now spiralling around the globe, resulting…

Scientists shed more light on molecules linked to life on other planets

To confirm life on other planets, we need to detect far more molecules in their atmospheres…

First human trials under way for scar-less wound healing cream

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have partnered with industry to conduct a world-first study…

FOOD WASTE HELPS SECURE FUTURE FISH

Human food scraps could be used to create high-quality food for farmed fish, leading to a…

VOICES FOR THE EARTH: Government Gas Obsession

The Federal Government’s National Gas Infrastructure Plan (NGIP) aims to expand the use of gas in…

How will climate change affect hailstorms?

Expected effects of climate change on hailstorms vary markedly by region, according to a new international…

Travel

With over 400,000 Easter campers expected to hit the road, safety is important to ensuring a great holiday

 As camping becomes increasingly popular with Australians with RV registrations surpassing 741,000, safety will be key this Easter to ensuring that the 400,000 plus campers who intend to hit the…

Regional Australia needs mature conversation about tourism not more handouts

The impacts of the pandemic have hit the tourism industry hard and regional areas are far…

Caravan & Camping critical to domestic tourism and regional Australia recovery based on latest figures

Industry remains at risk if sustainable support initiatives are not carefully consideredAccounting for 44% of all…

Drive tourism to get a welcome boost in Tasmania following federal government announcement

Caravan Industry Association of Australia applauds the federal government for their announcement of a $6 million…

Industry calls for consistency in Caravan Park Insurance

Australia’s peak caravan and camping industry group welcomes today’s handing down of the Insurance Inquiry Report December…

Preparation is key as holidaymakers face busier roads this summer

It’s the summer for road trips, but new research from NRMA Insurance is warning of a…

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