Northern Rivers Echo

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you have a happy, safe and prosperous 2017.

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Please be vigilant this summer around water already we have seen too many tragedies.

The Royal Life Saving Society - Australia has launched a campaign featuring Matt Preston, which highlights everyday distractions such as checking the oven, answering the doorbell, taking a phone call or even going to the bathroom.

The campaign urges mums and dads to keep watch and actively supervise their kids when enjoying the pool to prevent irreversible tragedies.

Many of us have taken the opportunity during the holidays to have a clean out and get rid of unwanted items. Donating unwanted goods is a great way to help those less fortunate, but as a rule of thumb if it ainít fit for a mate, then donít donate.

The number of unusable ďdonationsĒ made to charities peaks during the Christmas and New Year holiday season, adding to the millions of dollars Australian charities spend each year on disposing of unwanted goods.

Charities across Australia receive almost 800,000 tonnes of goods each year, but around a third of these donations cannot be reused or recycled. This means charities are left to foot the bill for more than 250,000 tonnes of waste each year.

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Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
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