Arts & Culture

LCACA Annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Competition

After two years absence due to COVID, the Annual Exhibition is returning to the Maclean Showground…

The Beauty and Strength of Humility

In our modern era, among the many qualities we may desire, humility seldom gets a look…

Wildlife Expert Chris Humfrey Inspires Kids in a Bid to Stop Australia’s Extinction Crisis

Nobody understands Australian wildlife quite like zoologist Chris Humfrey. The Aussie animal expert lives, sleeps and…

Local images to be sold as part of historical collection

Several iconic images of the Clarence Valley will be auctioned online after they were recently uncovered…

Clarence Valley Resident to Adjudicate Maclean Eisteddfod

The Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod Committee is fortunate to have Margaret Tarrant, a Clarence Valley resident…

Small, intimate and acoustic

Geoff HelismaIn February 2020, Patrick Roberts began working towards establishing an acoustic music group “with something…

Food & Wine

Don’t be fooled by some expiry dates, some foods last longer than you may think

Next time you’re about to throw food in the rubbish, you should double-check the date on…

THE HARVEST FOOD TRAIL IS COMING UP THIS WEEKEND

The much anticipated Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail is coming up this weekend.The Harvest Food…

Baked breakfast flat mushrooms stuffed with spinach, feta and a gooey egg.

Ingredients:  4 large flat mushrooms (this recipes also works well with large Portobello mushrooms) 1 handful…

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…

Health & Wellbeing

Mindful Moments

Try this mindful exercise. Think of something negative that often comes to mind. “I can’t do…

WHAT WOULD MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION LOOK LIKE IN AUSTRALIA?

Mandates for COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine passports post-vaccination or with presumed immunity and incentives, are under…

Spiritual Matters by Rev Chris Sparks

“The Fundamental Answer” Our entire lives appear to revolve around questions! This very statement generates its own…

Mindful Moments

Never has the need for personal transformation been so great or so urgent. The world is…

Clarence Valley youths encouraged to apply for mental health grants

Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis describes Clarence Valley youths as “proven state leaders in facing mental…

Mindful Moments

Gazing at a bright moon at night always creates a mindful moment. When we ponder the…

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

Australia: A nation of innovation

Do a little digging, and it’s extraordinary how much the innovation of Australians has shaped modern…

Chasing My Dreams

Rachael Noakes talks with Lynne Mowbray from the Independent about her experience as a contestant on…

My life before writing

The Frontier series is the epic tale of two families [Duffy and Macintosh] who are locked…

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…

Nature & Wildlife

VOICES FOR THE EARTH

Importance of Plantations Act ReviewThe NSW Government is currently undertaking a review of the Plantations and…

VOICES FOR THE EARTH

Shorebird Visitors to the ClarenceIn May – to commemorate World Migratory Birds Day – Australia Post…

VOICES FOR THE EARTH

Three Significant Court JudgementsEvery week, more evidence emerges showing the tide is turning in the environmental…

VOICES FOR THE EARTH

Dingoes and the Dingo FenceConstructed more than a century ago, the 5,600km long Dingo Fence stretching…

VOICES FOR THE EARTH- Community Opposition to Mining

When community groups form to campaign on issues they are passionate about, there are always detractors,…

Engineers and biologists join forces to reveal how seals evolved to swim

New research combines cutting-edge engineering with animal behavior to explain the origins of efficient swimming in…

Science & Technology

AI technology enhances wind and solar forecasting methods to ease pressure on the grid

A collaboration between Monash University’s Grid Innovation Hub, Worley and Palisade Energy Ltd is using machine…

Beetle study finds diversity in the sub-Antarctic linked to global cooling

An international research team led by Monash University has demonstrated that cooling temperatures and glacial cycles…

Humans have left an absolute mess in space but no one wants to clean it up.

When we think of space, we think big and empty but when it comes to Earth’s…

Radioactive particles from British nuclear testing still persist in outback Australia, scientists warn.

Australian scientists pave the way to the first International standards needed to safeguard against contamination from…

Australia’s alpine plants face bleak future from rapid climate change

Native Australian alpine plants may not be able to adapt or migrate quickly enough to survive…

Previously unknown letter reveals Einstein’s thinking on bees, birds and physics

Could bees and birds help us understand the principles of physics? Albert Einstein thought so, according…

Travel

Ecotourism Australia’s new Green Travel Guide makes finding sustainable travel options easy

On the advent of World Environment Day, 5 June, Ecotourism Australia has launched a brand new…

Caravan Industry Supports National Road Safety Week as “Grey Nomads” begin to head north

One caravanning accident is one too many!  There are over 750,000 registered recreational vehicles in Australia,…

Better relationships, health and worklife after taking a big holiday

Yes, you heard me right, the new Annual [Leave] Report from Tourism Australia has found that bigger breaks…

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…

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