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Thu 29 Nov 2018

First aid trainer sparks life after retirement

First aid trainer sparks life after retirement

SHE'S trained thousands of people in first aid, but while Fay Gleave, now 84, officially retired from the St Johns Ambulance, it doesn't mean she's slowed down.

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Footpaths a concern for seniors in Northern NSW

Footpaths a concern for seniors in Northern NSW

THE condition and lack of footpath's was among the key concerns for older NSW residents according to a survey released by the Council on Ageing (COTA) NSW.

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Surf lifesavers honoured with prestigious awards

Surf lifesavers honoured with prestigious awards

LONG-SERVING surf lifesavers were honoured with major awards at this year's Surf Life Saving Australia National Awards of Excellence.

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Computer expert passing on his knowledge to seniors

Computer expert passing on his knowledge to seniors

​A MOVE from Southern Sydney to the quieter Ballina Shire doesn't mean computer expert Stedroy Farrell is putting his feet up.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Cook's Companion: Former mayor's life transformed by book

Cook's Companion: Former mayor's life transformed by book

WHEN former Mayor Jenny Dowell bought her then teen-aged daughter a copy of "The Cook's Companion", little did she know the impact it would have on their lives.

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Saving a life: Grandmother's 'gift' creates medical history

Saving a life: Grandmother's 'gift' creates medical history

GRANDMOTHER Vicki Winmill has saved a life or two on the road to creating medical history after becoming the first organ donor at the Grafton Base Hospital.

Fri 21 Sep 2018

More than just a meal for Heather Steedman

More than just a meal for Heather Steedman

VOLUNTEERING at Meals On Wheels isn't a massive commitment but it is a satisfying one according to long-time Tweed volunteer Heather Steedman.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

No stopping the music for this octogenerian

No stopping the music for this octogenerian

MUSIC has always been octogenerian Elizabeth Swain's life but little did she realise she would still be breaking new ground after her eightieth birthday.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Show time for Nimbin with lots to see and do

Show time for Nimbin with lots to see and do

THE 99th annual Nimbin Show will be held at the Nimbin Showground September 22-23 thanks to a small band of volunteers and a lot of enthusiasm.

Thu 30 Aug 2018

New healthy living purpose-built centre at Ballina

New healthy living purpose-built centre at Ballina

A PROGRAM aimed at giving older people better health and more independence has reached a major milestone with the opening of the Wellness Centre in Ballina.

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Woolly good cause: Grandma knits to save lambs from drought

Woolly good cause: Grandma knits to save lambs from drought

AGE is no barrier when it comes to helping farmers suffering from the drought.

Margaret eyes the big prize at world seniors championship

Margaret eyes the big prize at world seniors championship

MARGARET Fisher has her eyes on the big prize - finally winning gold in the singles championships for Australia at the World Super Seniors Tennis Championships.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

What retirement? Railway man keeps on chugging

What retirement? Railway man keeps on chugging

WHEN Lismore's Keith Basing retired from the railway back in the eighties he knew he wasn't going to be one to just put his feet up - just the opposite.

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Best to go bush with native specialist

Best to go bush with native specialist

FORMER nurseryman and landscape gardener John Turnbull has been passionate about native flora since his school and Boy Scout days.

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Bride-to-be in shock as 'lowlife' steals wedding ring

Bride-to-be in shock as 'lowlife' steals wedding ring

WAR medals, family jewellery - including a wedding ring - and legal papers were stolen in a nightmare robbery at Evans Head.

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Why give up your sporting passion in old age?

Why give up your sporting passion in old age?

ONE more season has been cricketer Ian Petherick's mantra since he turned forty but with the 72-year-old being made Australian captain for an Ashes tour.

Sat 4 Aug 2018

Antiques fair funds family history research

Antiques fair funds family history research

THE 19th Tweed Antiques and Collectables Fair will be a vital fundraiser to further the research of family histories in the region.

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Gobble, gobble: Welcome to the town of the big turkey

Gobble, gobble: Welcome to the town of the big turkey

A GIANT bush turkey has ruffled some feathers in Kyogle - but in a good way.

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Recycled Barbie dolls dressed for new lives

Recycled Barbie dolls dressed for new lives

THE Barbie doll, since its invention in 1959, has enjoyed longlasting popularity and lots of costume changes.

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Couple retrace honeymoon steps to celebrate anniversary

Couple retrace honeymoon steps to celebrate anniversary

CASINO couple to celebrate their wedding anniversary by hitting the road and re-tracing the same route they travelled for their honeymoon.

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