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Kids and Koalas

Friends of the Koalas #309

Kids and Koalas

For almost 30 years Friends of the Koala has endeavoured to foster appreciation and understanding of koalas and their needs within the Northern Rivers community. As the group has grown in its organisational learning, members have become more self-confident in sharing that learning to bring about change in others.

Much of our work has been with local schools and in collaboration with the Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre (DEEC).  A recent outstanding collaboration that has involved numerous partners is the Wilson River Catchment Schools Education and Restoration Project.


WIRES #309

WIRES #309



Thanks to so many members of the public in the Northern Rivers, WIRES has successfully rescued and released many hundreds of native animals in their more than ten years of service.

This is all possible because WIRES Northern Rivers has a 24 hour hotline easily reached by a local phone number: 6628 1898. Volunteers are ready any time night or day to take your call.


Fair Food: The Documentary

Fair Food:  The Documentary

Saturday 11 July 2015 at 5.30 pm at Silvercloud Studios at 14 Foleys Road, South Lismore 


You are invited to The Northern Rivers Young Greens screening of 'Fair Food: The Documentary', Australia’s first feature-length documentary, tells the story of our farmers, social entrepreneurs and communities pioneering new approaches to food production, marketing and distribution. In addition to the film screening, the event will include a panel of local speakers, music from the talented Ben Wilson and a delightful menu with options for dinner, snacks and dessert.


Heroic Cat wins Hero Dog Award in California.

In May of last year, a seven year old cat named Tara fought off a dog that attacked her owner’s son Jeremy as he rode his bicycle in the driveway of their Bakersfield home in the U.S.

The incident was captured on film and became an overnight sensation on YouTube. The YouTube clip shows Jeremy playing on his bicycle in the driveway of his family home at the moment of the dog attack. Seconds later Tara appears and charges straight at the dog, chasing it away from the terrified little boy. 


Tara was awarded for her bravery at  this year’s  Annual National Hero Dog Award in Los Angeles, on Friday the 19th of June, 2015, by the President of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-in Los Angeles, Madeline Bernstein.

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