Arts & Culture

Yulgilbar floats gallery’s boat

Geoff HelismaThe Yulgilbar Foundation has awarded the Grafton Regional Gallery $300,000 to support the gallery’s programs.The…

JADA 2020 winner reflects on contemporary concepts of masculinity

The Grafton Regional Gallery presents the 2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), the Gallery’s flagship biennial…

Ferry Park Gallery – Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month is shared by two exceptionally talented embroiderers this month, highlighting traditional forms…

Arnhem Land Maliwawa rock art opens window to past

Stunning Arnhem Land rock art images including three rare depictions of bilbies and a dugong have…

JADA 2020 Opening online with Guest Host Rove McManus

The opening of the biennial Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award will be held online for 2020. This…

National Museum of Australia acquires rare treasures from renowned Trevor Kennedy collection

Largest ever purchase brings most important Australian historic and decorative arts collection to Canberra.Treasures from an…

Food & Wine

Anna Chan’s spiced cumin BBQ lamb skewers

The trip your tastebuds weren’t expectingThese kebabs explore Asian flavours that are a refreshing alternative to…

You just kafta try these

The perfect option for a quick tasty BBQ with friends or familyMakes approx. 16 skewersPreparation: 15…

Nutritious recipes for the new year from Healthy Luxe

BUDDHA BOWL WITH ALMOND AVOCADO DRESSINGServes 4Ingredients: Base Tangy Almond Horseradish Dressing 1 red onion, chopped…

Lemon, Coconut & Passionfruit Popsicles

Ingredients 3/4 cup passionfruit pulp 1 cup lemon curd, homemade or store-bought 2 tbs water 1…

Spritz up your summer drinks this New Year

Here are a few cool cocktails (or mocktails if you omit the alcohol) to try for…

LAMB SAUSAGE BANH MI

Use lambs sausages for an easy and delicious twist on the classic Vietnamese roll that you…

Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness a way to be present in everyday life

Marissa NewmanIt’s no secret that we all want to be happy in our everyday lives. With…

Put a blood pressure check on top of your 2021 “to do” list

Australians, keen to make a healthy start to 2021, are being urged have a blood pressure…

Nutritionist tips for being the healthiest you in 2021

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that health and wellness are more important than ever.…

New CSIRO weight loss tool set to motivate Australians to achieve their New Year’s resolutions

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has developed a free, personalised tool to help Australians better understand…

Caring for the carers

by George TambassisThere are now more than 2.5 million unpaid carers in Australia – people who…

Byron Central Hospital a state leader in maternity care

Hospitals in Northern NSW are some of the best in NSW in which to give birth,…

Home Handy

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…

Paint the perfect pot

Garden decor expert, Northcote Pottery, has partnered with Gardening Instagram channel @Growing_Mad, to create easy to…

Turning to the past for bathroom inspiration

Taking its cue from the world’s rapidly growing ‘love of vintage’, Tradelink has a range of…

Local Lifestyle

Driving the road to success

Kaitlyn Ward is steering herself towards a bright future. After losing her job at the Lawrence…

The healing art

Geoff HelismaJim Hourigan loves to paint; however, he plays down whatever artistic ability he might possess,…

Yamba connection to the last Tasmanian tiger

Marissa NewmanYamba locals Lauren Addison-Mullins and John Mullins have quite an interesting family history; it really…

Life as a female trainer

LYNNE MOWBRAYHorse trainer Julie Hodder of ‘Julie Hodder Racing Stables’ in Grafton; has had a lifelong…

Cutting a stylish new venture

His career is growing as fast as the whiskers, stubble and hair he cuts and trims…

Local talent flying high

Emma PritchardJessica Robertson can gaze down at the world without her feet leaving the ground.Courtesy of…

Nature & Wildlife

NSW State forests offer fun and adventure — but be safe

People planning their holiday travels and activities should put State forests on top of the list.…

Essential summer survival guide for our four-legged friends

Whether you’re going on a road trip or basking in the Australian sun from the comfort…

VOICES FOR THE EARTH Protecting the Platypus

In recent years scientists have become increasingly concerned about the mid to long-term survival of many…

New Federal laws banning plastic waste exports welcome but won’t save wildlife

Australia’s peak marine conservation body has welcomed the passing of new Federal laws that will end…

Extinctions linked to new assemblages of species

Scientists have found that as the world undergoes profound environmental change, identifying and protecting ‘novel’ communities…

Seagulls, penguins and pigeons all found carrying drug resistant superbug

Seagulls have long been associated with carriage of high levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) strains…

Science & Technology

MILLION-DOLLAR FOOD PLANET PRIZE AWARDED TO CSIRO INNOVATION

FutureFeed, a livestock feed made from seaweed that reduces methane emissions in beef and dairy cattle…

WASTEWATER FLUSHES OUT COVID-19 CASES WEEKS BEFORE PEOPLE SHOW SYMPTOMS

A new study from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and the University of Queensland provides further evidence that…

CSIRO RELEASES UPDATED TOOL TO SUPPORT FARMERS LEARNING ABOUT CARBON MARKET OPTIONS

Farmers can now better understand the potential opportunities from carbon-reducing activities using a farming tool developed…

Floods and some fires forecast for the summer ahead

Australia can expect a wetter than normal summer, but bush and grass fires cannot be ruled…

To the future: finding the common moral ground in human-robot relations

Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans, too,…

SMART SENSORS MAKE HOMES SAFER FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

Older Australians living independently at home will be able to send real-time data to their healthcare…

Travel

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…

Six Bushfire Regions Receive Support to Build Back Better

Six additional bushfire-affected destinations will receive support to build back better and revitalise their local economies…

Five ECO Destinations in Top 100 2020 Sustainable Destinations list

Five ECO Destinations have been awarded a place in the Top 100 2020 Sustainable Destinations list…

Boating & Sport – a marriage made in heaven

With the wonderful waterways on offer you can understand why more that 20 percent of all…

Recreational Boating is a favourite pastime for millions of Australians

With more than 85 per cent of the population living within 50km of the coast, it…

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