Arts & Culture

Festival of the Con

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium is flinging open its doors for the inaugural ‘Festival of the Con’…

‘Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders’ Exhibition on now @ Grafton Library

If you didn’t know already your library is so much more than books!From the 8th of…

‘Home’ is where the art is — InFocus competition winners announced

Home’ is where the art is — InFocus competition winners announcedThe Plunge Festival’s popular InFocus Competition…

Sprung!!’s new program will open doors to greater opportunities

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre is back in 2022 for good.After a successful trial workshop in late…

Term 1 Art After School is almost full! Term 2 is open now.

Hurry, bookings for Term 1 Art After School are almost full. You won’t want to miss…

Calling Local Musos: Expressions of Interest for Live ‘n’ Loud now open

Live ‘n’ Loud is coming back to your library in 2022! We are currently calling for…

Food & Wine

The North Coast, Festival of Flavours will ignite the taste buds of the region 

Don’t miss the North Coast Festival of Flavour on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2022.…

Calling tourism businesses for the North Coast Festival Flavour

The North Coast Festival of Flavour (26 – 27th March 2022) is a weekend of heightened…

Valentine’s Day cake for your vegan loved one

Ingredients:3 cups of plain flour (408g)2 tsp bicarb soda1 tsp salt1 cup raw sugar¼ cup erythritol…

Looking for a delicious new start to the day?

Try these flavourful plant-based pavlova smoothie bowls from Lara De Bruyne and Califia Farms. Super tasty,…

Moroccan Glazed BBQ Prawns

Serves 4 Ingredients For the marinade/glaze: 6 passionfruit 1/2 bunch coriander (roots & stems) 2 cloves…

STICKY BERRY FRENCH TOAST

Serves 3Ingredients:                                                                             6 Thick Slices 2-3 Day Old Sourdough1 Cup Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk1 ½ Tbsp…

Health & Wellbeing

New, free online GP service launches for Australian women planning for pregnancy

A new online service has launched to provide women (and men too) with real-time access to…

Campaign to stop young people vaping

Young people are urged to quit vaping and know the facts and dangers of e-cigarettes, which…

Free menstrual hygiene products for all NSW public schools

Female students at public schools across the state will soon have free access to menstrual hygiene…

Pharmacists can help resolve troubling aged care findings

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is renewing its call for embedded pharmacists in residential aged…

Spiritual Matters by Rev Chris Sparks

Priorities – for LifeOur emotions are akin to a rollercoaster ride. And this week, mine took…

Spiritual Matters – by Rev Chris Sparks

Making a life by what we giveI love the television quiz show, “The Chase.” Some questions…

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 Identities

Mandy

Provocative, amusing, informative and feministUp Byron Bay way, Mandy Nolan is a public institution of sorts,…

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…

Farmer of the Sea and a Estuaries

Josh McMahon and Lynda DavidsonThe waterways of the Clarence are rich with a diverse range of…

My life before writing

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

Dreaming Landscapes

John Ibbotson ‘retired’ to Gulmarrad eight years ago; but his love of photography continues to pique…

Nature & Wildlife

50+ threatened species benefit from landmark wildlife grants program

Over 50 threatened fauna species including Regent Honeyeaters, Platypus, Koalas and Greater Bilbies have benefitted from…

VOICES FOR THE EARTH

Climate Change, Forests and River Catchments On last week’s International Day of Forests Dailan Pugh, President of…

What really happened in southern Africa 90,000 years ago?

Our species, Homo sapiens, emerged in Africa some 300,000 years ago. And even if you’re not…

Ice Age research reveals climate change secrets

Climate change research has uncovered major – and surprising – changes to the Australian landscape linked…

Morrison must change his logging approval to protect Endangered Koalas in Yarratt State Forest

The North East Forest Alliance is calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to intervene to stop…

Lord Howe Island claims national award for being ‘on the cusp’ of record rat eradication

The Invasive Species Council has awarded the Rodent Eradication Project managed by the Lord Howe Island…

Science & Technology

Innovative building materials help moderate temperature year-round

The next generation of supercooling materials can help keep cities cooler in summer and warmer in…

Too much heavy metal stops stars producing

Stars are giant factories that produce most of the elements in the Universe – including the…

LIFE IN THE ‘DEAD’ HEART OF AUSTRALIA

New Australian fossil site offers details of verdant landscape 15 million years agoA team of Australian…

Comets’ heads can be green, but never their tails

After 90 years, we finally know why December 21, 2021The team solved this mystery with the…

Official: Arctic temperature record broken

An Arctic temperature record has been officially broken in a Siberian town during a prolonged heatwave…

Tech Talk with Mathew Dickerson

Technologist Mathew Dickerson speaks with James Eddy to give a weekly summary of the latest technology…

Travel

A Festival in Light, 8-17 April 2022

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light returns to illuminate Alice Springs (Mparntwe) from 8-17 April 2022…

The ultimate Bucket Buckle List for Road to Rodeo Longreach

The ultimate Buckle List for Road to Rodeo Longreach  has just dropped, so grab your boots and…

‘Tis the season for an Aussie road trip’

With many Aussies poised to hit the road this season, Mitsubishi Motors Australia reveals the ultimate…

Aussie drivers struck by ‘storm smugness’ on wet roads

Australian drivers seem to be directing their high beams at others when it comes to poor…

Caravan Industry Association of Australia

Caravan Industry Association of Australia has acknowledged the release of the Future Fuel Fund by the…

Regional tourism industry calls for Federal Government leadership as the next crisis hits the regions

Skills and workforce shortages across regional Australia are restricting business recovery post easing of COVID restrictions,…

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