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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.

Never again

It seems to me that the floods became a ‘never again’ moment in time for Lismore and to a...

Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

Lismore flood

I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Mercury Prize 2009 award-winning producer Wayne Lotek produces a mash-up of hip-hop, reggae-influenced grime and UK dancehall. Hailing from North London, Lotek is now based in Melbourne.

With an enviable production resume and stellar career in Europe as part of Lotek Hifi, Wayne Bennett aka Lotek matches refined production with musical originality in a rare package. A cornerstone of Big Dada and Ninja tunes, he is the production maestro behind Speech Debelle’s 2009 Mercury Prize-winning album Speech Therapy and Roots Manuva’s pivotal releases Brand New Second Hand and Run Come Save Me. Beach Hotel on Friday from 9.30pm. Free.


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