News

Let's be Sun Smart and Sun Sound

SLIP SLOP SLAP: Cancer Council staff Sarah Royall, Rowena Terone, Rhian Paton-Kelly and Emily Pettitt encourage us to be sun smart this summer.
SLIP SLOP SLAP: Cancer Council staff Sarah Royall, Rowena Terone, Rhian Paton-Kelly and Emily Pettitt encourage us to be sun smart this summer.

THE North Coast has six of the top ten 'red zones' across NSW for melanoma, with Lismore at number nine, according to Cancer Council regional manager Michael Cannon.

Extreme UV warnings are a constant this year and residents should not wait until they are at the beach or the pool to protect themselves from sun-related damage is the message the Cancer Council is trying to get out.

They are preparing two projects to inform people about was to avoid melanoma and skin cancer.

Northern Rivers Community Programs Coordinator Rhian Paton-Kelly said the current NSW Cancer Council SunSmart program will be extended from 46% to 60% of schools in the Far North Coast.

"This means that more primary schools will be targeted by a team of four people - myself and three students from Griffith University - for three months," Ms Paton-Kelly said.

A second program for 2013 is called Sun Sound.

"Sun Sound targets adolescents. It involves a short jingle developed in partnership with Sony Music and musician Ben Lee that is played at pools or beaches to encourage people to reapply their sunscreen and use other sun protection," she said.

The short song will be on rotation between 11am and 3pm at the Lismore Memorial Baths and other North Coast public swimming pools when the UV index is at its highest.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

NSW Regional Arts Fund applications open

LOCAL: Arts Northern Rivers 2016 RAF Project, If These Halls Could Talk, featured Beryl from Roundabout Theatre’s The Cupcakes.

Are you preparing an artistic project for 2017?

Snoop Wogg? We ask leaders the (un)important questions

The pop culture and lifestyle trivia we posed to Australian leaders

Victim tells why paedophiles should not be named

Woman says whole lot of harm can come from shaming campaign

Latest deals and offers

Together we're united for 6.8m regional Australians

AN OPEN letter to Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten demanding a Fair Go for regional Australians.

NSW Regional Arts Fund applications open

LOCAL: Arts Northern Rivers 2016 RAF Project, If These Halls Could Talk, featured Beryl from Roundabout Theatre’s The Cupcakes.

Are you preparing an artistic project for 2017?

Snoop Wogg? We ask leaders the (un)important questions

The pop culture and lifestyle trivia we posed to Australian leaders

Victim tells why paedophiles should not be named

Woman says whole lot of harm can come from shaming campaign

Lismore construction boom triggered by hospital upgrade

See where the cash is being spent on development in the city

$3.7 billion surplus promised in NSW Budget

New South Wales Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian delivers her budget for 2016-17 (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

A $22 billion funding pool has been set aside for health

Chasing Asylum documentary to screen locally

An image from the film Chasing Asylum by Australian director Eva Orner.

The latest film by Academy Award winner Australian Eva Orner

Dash Cam of Slip in Snow

Even light snow can be hazardous.

Dash cam shows how easy it is to lose control in even light snow.

Chaos outside Istanbul Airport

Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 June 2016. At least 10 people were killed in two separate explosions that hit Ataturk Airport.

Distress as cars escape Istanbul airport after bombing.

Panic inside Istanbul Airport

Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 June 2016. At least 10 people were killed in two separate explosions that hit Ataturk Airport.

Dramatic vision from inside Istanbul airport after explosin.

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?