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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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Tweed Council ‘opt in’ to States agritourism – with conditions

The ‘confusing’ Agritourism SEPP was once again back on the table at last week's Tweed Council meeting as Cr Firth pushed to 'opt-out' over the State government's lack detail on conditions.

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

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.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

Lismore flood

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

Organic avocados at the farmers markets

We love it when the fuerte avocados make their way back to the market. As I walked over to...

Taj Burrow and Stephanie Gilmore recovered their positions in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach yesterday, when both champs were forced into round-two contests.

To keep his hopes of a crown alive, Burrow had to win yesterday’s contest against rising Aussie surf star Davey Cathels. Burrow went on the attack straight away in the heat, posting a first wave score of 8.60, quickly followed by a 7.83. He ended the heat with a 8.93 wave for his emphatic 17.53 to 11.17 win.

Stephanie Gilmore also kept her hopes alive with a win over teenage wildcard Nikki Van Dijk from Phillip Island, Vic, in a late-afternoon round-two heat. The four-time world champion took control with an eight-point ride and then backed up with a 5.33 score for the win. Gilmore finished with a heat total of 13.33 to Van Dijk’s total tally of 11.23

Also successful in round two were Kai Otton (who defeated Julian Wilkinson), Josh Kerr (who narrowly eliminated USA’s Pat Gudauskas) and Yadin Nicol (who took out Brazil’s Alejo Muniz).

Byron Bay’s Kieren Perrow on 11.67 was taken out by American Brett Simpson on 13.77.

Despite a low-scoring first round, Matt Wilkinson narrowly defeated Brazilian Miguel Pupo on Tuesday and moved directly to round three.


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Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

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