Denton’s dying with dignity doctrine comes to Port Macquarie

First published on 2MCfm Local News on November 21, 2016 Media personality and Dying with Dignity campaigner Andrew Denton comes to Port Macquarie’s Glasshouse tonight, to put forward his case for why Australia requires Voluntary Euthanasia laws. Our reporter Alex Darling caught up with him ahead of his talk, to discuss some aspects of the … More Denton’s dying with dignity doctrine comes to Port Macquarie

Two Years On: The Phil Hughes We Should All Remember

First posted on 23rd November, 2016 by The Greenfield Post  “Why?” It’s the one word that has come to define the second year of life without Phillip Hughes. It was a question no doubt asked by Hughes’ family – that any family struggling to come to terms with an inexplicable tragedy would ask. “Why did this … More Two Years On: The Phil Hughes We Should All Remember

What Port Macquarie can do to retain its Uni students

First appeared on Star and 2MC fm websites on Friday, October 28th, 2016. First it was seen as a retirement haven. More recently, it has come to be known as a seachange destination. Now, Port Macquarie is again being redefined as a university town, with hundreds of students relocating to study at the range of … More What Port Macquarie can do to retain its Uni students

Bellingen, NSW

I got a bit of a shock when I moved from Melbourne to the conservative mid-north coast of NSW earlier this year. I found a tiny piece of inner city vibes near Coffs Harbour, and made an audio feature about it for All the Best radio (allthebestradio.com/shows/1632-smal…s-of-australia/). Executive Producer: Selena Shannon Sound design and original … More Bellingen, NSW

Unpaid Carers more likely to suffer social isolation, emotional stress

Many of the Mid North Coast’s unpaid Carers are putting the health and wellbeing of those they care for before that of their own, according to research new by Amcal in partnership with Carers Australia. Local bodies that work with Carers are calling on the community to help improve their wellbeing. Alex Darling reports.

The 19 year old who nearly won Rob Oakeshott the election

First published by Star FM Local News on July 6, 2016 Jack (right) with Oakeshott and two of his children.   When the students of University of Technology Sydney return from mid-semester break later this month, there’ll doubtless be plenty of stories to tell – of travels to Europe, days spent binge-watching Netflix most likely. … More The 19 year old who nearly won Rob Oakeshott the election

Organ donation deserves a family conversation

 First published on Star FM local news on August 2, 2016 Families are being urged to talk about organ donation this DonateLife week, following a community awareness event at Port Macquarie Base Hospital this morning.   The event was attended by Organ Donation experts from the Mid North Coast Local Health District, including Clinical Nurse … More Organ donation deserves a family conversation