Poverty is not just the absence of money

Dear Ed, Anti-poverty week is upon us and as the President of Yamba Evening VIEW club…

Awards prove a year of adversity did not stop councils from outstanding environmental achievement

An ambitious strategy to reduce emissions, improve sustainable energy use, increase recycling, plant more than 1400…

Infant sleep affected by more screentime

With screen time on the rise due to the coronavirus pandemic there is renewed attention on…

Community connectedness

Dear Ed,Congratulations to the staff of the Independent. You have brought a sense of community connectedness…

How do you feel about climate change? Researchers want to know

Does cutting your contribution to climate change also improve your mental health? Researchers want to know…

Farmer friendly koala bill put to parliament

Koalas will have more protection but farmers and foresters won’t be saddled with unreasonable red tape…

$250 million to boost bushfire recovery

Businesses and communities in bushfire impacted regions will have access to a new fund for local…

Grafton Midday Rotary sponsoring Charleze Girdler to attend National Youth Science Forum

Midday Rotary is proud to announce that Catherine McAuley College student, Charleze Girdler, is being sponsored…

Grafton CWA Branch September meeting

Our most recent meeting was held in CWA rooms Duke Street Grafton.President Carol Smith opened meeting…

Public Assistance Required

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenager who absconded from a hospital in…

History: Largest single piece of reef gold ever discovered

The largest single piece of reef gold ever discovered in the world is found at Hill…

Common sense approach to easing restrictions

The state’s peak business organisation, Business NSW, says the easing of social-distancing restrictions on outdoor dining…

Yamba steps into a 5G future

Yamba has taken a step towards the 5G future as Telstra switches on the area’s first…

Australian carp virus plan ‘dead in the water’?

Plans to release a virus to reduce numbers of invasive Common Carp in Australia are unlikely…

Diamond-studded silk wound dressing detects infection and improves healing

Scientists have developed a next generation wound dressing that can detect infection and improve healing in…

All is well at Schaeffer House

Whilst Schaeffer House remains closed to visitors at present, our volunteers have been kept very busy…

Grafton CWA Branch new office bearers

Grafton Branch held its AGM on Friday October 9 in our Duke Street rooms.Mrs Leonie Fish,…

‘Less pain’ to remove tonsils

A 10-year study from Flinders University has found “shrinking” tonsils results in far less pain and…

HSU wins three months free parking at Lismore Base Hospital

The Health Services Union has welcomed Lismore City Council’s decision to extend free all day on-street…

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