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Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

New community meeting room in Lismore

A new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups to hire, has been launched at the Lismore Library.

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging. 

Boorabee Dorper lamb: delicious, but how can it help your arthritis?

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Cancer Raffle

‘This is Radiology, we are following up on one of your tests. Please contact our office.’ That’s not the message you want after you’ve had a mammogram. I’m 56, my best friend just went through a year-long ordeal with breast cancer and now is in the clear. I have had many friends get mastectomies. Other beautiful women I know and have loved, have died. Breast cancer is something one in seven women or people with breasts will be diagnosed with. It’s a raffle we all have tickets in but none of us want to win. But one in seven will.

Ballina snooker tournament packed with quality competitors

The Southern Cross Classic 2024 annual snooker tournament will be held over the long weekend in June and it has attracted a full house of 48 entrants.

Former New Yorker Susanna Carman is a singer-songwriter, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist who is set to deliver her first ‘open to the public’ performance in the region. She launched the April release of her new album, Circus Girl, with two local house concerts, followed by four months of extensive touring in both Australia and the US. On 10 November, Susanna returns to Mullumbimby with her friends, Greg Sheehan and Steve Berry, for a live show at the Mullum Bowlo. The event promises to be an unforgettable and delightful evening of inspired entertainment.

In lounges and intimate venues in Australia and across the US, Susanna offers fans a combination of catchy original songs, self-accompanied quality instrumentalism and amusing and poignant storytelling. Her songs and stories take audiences on a very satisfying journey that include travelogue, tragedy, tears and a few full-bellied laughs. All from a universal perspective that is inclusive and enjoyable for the young and old.

See Susanna at the Mullumbimby Bowls Club on Novermber 10.


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