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NORTHERN RIVERS GRASS FIRE DELIBERATELY LIT

A 52-year-old man has been charged with deliberately lighting a grass fire west of Casino. The blaze near the Bruxner Highway at Tabulam burned through around 12 hectares of bushland, with RFS crews able to extinguish the fire on Thursday afternoon. Following investigations, police arrested a man at a property at Tabulam. He was charged with intentionally causing a fire and being reckless to its spread. He remains in custody to face court in October.

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NEW PURPOSE-BUILT FITNESS CENTRE FOR SENIORS NOW OPEN

The older we get the more difficult it becomes to stay active, but a new purpose-built gym in Ballina is hoping to change that. The centre’s fitted with specialist gym equipment aimed at getting our ageing community moving. Included is massage therapy, allied health treatment, healthy eating programs, even seated yoga. It’s the first of it’s kind in regional Australia. “It’s made a huge impact in people’s lives in regaining their strength, regaining independence, being able to get out and about in the community so we know there’s an unmet demand.” The Wellness Centre also works to improve mental health in elders.

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