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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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Local author’s first children’s book weaves a magical tale

After writing three successful novels for adults, local author Sarah Armstrong could have been forgiven for staying on the same path with her fourth offering.

Reactivating Lismore with markets

Lismore CBD is about to receive a boost with two of its largest markets coming to Lismore’s CBD to help reactivate local economy and sense of community. 

Fugly Design Award

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Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

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Byron new bioenergy gas electricity plant

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Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

With no tender yet for the management the Ewingsdale sports facility, questions have been raised by the deputy mayor about the money being allocated to keep it afloat.

In the minutes from the last meeting, Council have ‘declined’ to accept any tenders on the basis that no acceptable tenders were received. Deputy mayor Basil Cameron told Echonetdaily, ‘As a consequence, Resolution 12-39 was passed to allocate funds from the general fund so that Council can undertake management in the interim.’ He says the funds allocated are in addition to the $200,000 already allocated for this year.

‘The reason I voted against any additional funds is that about half of the original $200K is still unspent and it is premature to allocate further funds. At the time I warned that without a clear plan for the management of the BRSCC, it was likely that Council and ratepayers would be saddled with increasing cost.


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