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February 26, 2024

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The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

Other News

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Antonovich inquest delayed again, as new witnesses emerge

The inquest into the kambo-related death of Jarrad Antonovich has taken a surprising turn, with new witnesses coming forward to police. As a result, the rest of the planned dates this week have been abruptly cancelled by the state coroner, with the process set to begin again at Byron Bay Courthouse in late May.

1,000 people attend BJJ tournament

Over 1,000 people flocked to Byron Bay on the weekend to either compete or spectate at one of Australia’s...

Koala chlamydia and Wildlife Hospital funding boost for Northern Rivers

As the pressure mounts from the NSW Labor state government to increase the amount and density of housing, and as a result increase the population, across the Northern Rivers the impact on wildlife will continue to grow. 

Bob Brown arrested in the Styx

Yesterday Dr Bob Brown was arrested alongside activists Colette Harmsen and Ali Alishah in a logging coupe on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. All three were taken to the Bridgewater Police Station.

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of...

Oh Byron, how are you going to dig yourself out of being listed in the top five worst suburbs in NSW for alcohol-related violence? Sounds even worse when you say it out loud.

Your streets are alive but not with the hum of creativity and bohemia as was once the vibe in the past. Your overseas visitors blindly ash cigarettes on the beach. Your passionate locals can’t afford to hang around anymore.

All the reasons why I am so glad I moved my daughter and me to Lismore, and I’m loving it. Really friendly people; it’s diverse, yes – and not without its issues I am sure; however, the place has heart.

You can find an affordable lovely house in a tree-lined street, friendly shop owners, markets galore. It gets a bad rap, old Lismore, but it might be timely to rethink old opinions.

 

Sam Hall, Lismore


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