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EAT GREEN TO GO GREEN

As Australians remember those who fell victim to the Victorian bushfires today, another group also paused but in protest of climate change. Environmental activists say going green means eating green as well.

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NATIONALS SLAM MARINE PARK PLAN

North Coast Nationals MPs are backing local fishermen, in slamming a proposal by the National Parks Association for five new marine parks. The state government is considering the plan, which would ban commercial fishing between Iluka and Evans Head.

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SUPPORT FOR PREGNANT SMOKERS

Health professionals say social and financial stress leads more than 50 per cent of Indigenous women to smoke during pregnancy. The Northern Rivers is heading a research program to help expecting mums quit, to give their new-born the best chance of a healthy life.

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