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Register.Find.Reunite. launched to reunite families and friends impacted by Kyogle Bushfire

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Australian Red Cross has opened Register.Find.Reunite. and is urging people affected by the Kyogle bushfire to get in touch with their families and friends.
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Register.Find.Reunite. launched to reunite families and friends impacted by Kyogle Bushfire

 

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Australian Red Cross has opened Register.Find.Reunite. and is urging people affected by the Kyogle bushfire to get in touch with their families and friends.

Australian Red Cross State Director Kate Miranda said being separated from family and friends is one of the most stressful things a person can experience during an emergency.

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“Not knowing where your loved ones are, not being able to contact them by phone or email adds to that anxiety,” Ms Miranda said.

“The service helps find and reunite family, friends and loved ones during a disaster.”

Australian Red Cross has opened Register.Find.Reunite. and is urging people affected by the Kyogle bushfire to get in touch with their families and friends.

Australian Red Cross has opened Register.Find.Reunite. and is urging people affected by the Kyogle bushfire to get in touch with their families and friends.

If you or a loved one has been impacted by the Kyogle Bushfire, Australian Red Cross encourages you to register or enquire through the Register.Find.Reunite. service.

People can register and look for someone with Register.Find.Reunite. on the Australian Red Cross website at redcross.org.au from a computer or any mobile device. If internet and mobile devices are down due to the emergency, people can also register and enquire in person at an evacuation or relief centre.

The Register.Find.Reunite. service matches registrations from people affected by an emergency to enquiries made by their loved ones searching for news. Where a match is made, the person who made the enquiry will be notified.

It is important for emergency management agencies to know where people are during emergencies. By registering with Register.Find.Reunite. you are also letting important services know that you are OK and what support you may need.

 

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Northern Rivers Koala Hospital needs funding: Urgent appeal for support

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Northern Rivers Koala Hospital needs funding: Urgent appeal for support

 

By Sarah Waters

Koalas are becoming an increasingly rare sight in NSW and the one organisation that is dedicated solely to their care in the Northern Rivers is desperately trying to keep operating as normal.

The Northern Rivers Koala Hospital, operated by Friends of the Koala, has made an urgent plea for financial support.

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A decline in donations and available funding has threatened the hospital’s ability to operate effectively.

The hospital is specifically designed for the medical treatment of koalas and is the only wildlife hospital in NSW licensed to vaccinate all treated koalas against Chlamydia – the number one cause of death for koalas in the Northern Rivers.

General manager of Friends of the Koala Silva Everaers said more than 350 Koalas are treated at the hospital each year.

“From July last year we’ve seen a 20 per cent increase in koalas coming in, versus the year before,” Ms Everaers said.

“It will continue to increase as the threats to koalas are increasing with climate change, natural disasters, habitat being destroyed causing more koalas on the road, which leads to car hits, dog attacks and more diseases due to stress.

“So that’s obviously concerning, and it has been really, really busy for our volunteers rescuing and caring for them,” she said.

The Northern Rivers Koala Hospital was formed in 2019 and is part of the wider Friends of the Koala (FOK) organisation.

The FOK organisation receives government grants for certain projects including a recent grant to vaccinate 300 koalas against chlamydia.

But no government money is received for the operational cost of the koala hospital.

General Manager of Friends of the Koala and Northern Rivers Koala Hospital Silva Everaers

General Manager of Friends of the Koala Silva Everaers

Half a million dollars needs to be raised by Friends of the Koala each year to cover the hospital’s annual operating expenses.

It is set up with diagnostic and treatment tools including ultrasounds, x-rays, a blood bank, as well as surgical and pathology equipment to provide specialised 24/7 veterinary care to koalas.

Until more funds become available the hospital may not be able to continue in its current capacity.

Ms Everaers said the priority was to keep the hospital funded and veterinary staff paid.

“That really is where the research and the magic happens,” she said.

“We work with over 300 volunteers, who do an absolutely incredible job rescuing and rehabilitating the koalas treated in our hospital, and because of that we are able to keep operational costs really, really low.

“But we can’t do it without financial support, in the end, there’s medicine, veterinary staff, the equipment we need, research facilities – it’s not free.”

Friends of the Koala have set up a special donation drive, appealing to the public’s generosity to help keep the hospital in operation and maintain their high standards of care.

Anyone with a heart for wildlife, including business owners and philanthropists, can become a ‘Friend of the Northern Rivers Koala Hospital’ at: friendsofthekoala.org or support by donating to the organisation.

Friends of the Koala are a grassroots organisation with more than 35 years of experience working on critical, on-the-ground activities to conserve habitat and protect koalas individually and as a species.

It originated as a charity focused on planting trees but has evolved into a multifaceted organisation that also provides 24/7 koala rescue, medical treatment, research, advocacy and community education.

Friends of the Koala has successfully rehabilitated and released over 2000 koalas back into the wild since its inception.

The Northern Rivers is home to one of the last significant, genetically diverse koala populations.

 

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Kyogle Council Celebrates Fourth Annual Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival

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Kyogle Council Celebrates Fourth Annual Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival

 

Kyogle Council is proud to announce its support for the 2024 Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival, set to take place over three days this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

This year’s festival boasts an impressive lineup of esteemed authors, including the lively host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, Costa Georgiadis, and the multi-award-winning Bundjalung writer, Melissa Lucashenko.

Mayor Kylie Webster expressed her excitement, stating, “The Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival highlights the vibrant cultural and artistic community in Kyogle and its surrounding villages, drawing visitors from across the North Coast and south-east Queensland.”

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The event features a diverse program catering to primary and high school students, with workshops covering topics such as weaving, bookmaking, self-publishing, Zines, and performance poetry. Additionally, attendees can enjoy author conversations, panel discussions, and various interactive sessions.

The festival’s highlight event will be a captivating conversation between Costa Georgiadis and Angela Catterns, taking place in the KMI Hall on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm. The festival will conclude with a literary-themed trivia night at the Kyogle Golf Club on Saturday evening.

Mayor Webster encouraged everyone to explore the festival’s program on the Kyogle Readers and Writers website and participate in the diverse range of activities offered.

For more information and the festival schedule, visit here.

 

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COUNT DOWN TO THE KYOGLE READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL

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COUNT DOWN TO THE KYOGLE READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL

 

This year’s Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival kicks off this Friday 17 May and runs across Saturday 18 May. Centred around the KMI Hall and the Roxy Gallery in downtown Kyogle, the Festival features an array of talented writers including Melissa Lucashenko, Mirandi Riwoe, Jessie Cole, Michael Burge, Tim Baker, Ellen van Neerven, Corey Tutt and many, many more.

Special guest, Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis, will be in conversation with Angela Catterns, talking about his latest book as well as his love for gardening.

A smorgasbord of panels will discuss a range of topics including Indigenous writing, gardening and gardening literature, writing as an outsider, towards a more ethical and sustainable society and the use of alternative therapies.

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Lovers of poetry are well catered for with a workshop on performance poetry as well as the Page and Stage Poetry event taking place at the Kyogle Golf Club later on Saturday.

The festival promises to offer something for all lovers of books, poetry and writing in all its varied forms.

Festival passes are still available for purchase online and tickets for single events will be available on Saturday at the Festival Box Office in Stratheden Street.

For more information, head over to the website here.

 

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