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March 3, 2021

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Other News

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...


Musical immersion from Mildura to Lismore

Stephanie Rogers was immersed in music from an early age. With her father, Christopher Rogers, being the hub of ‘all things music’ around Mildura, it wasn’t long before Steph made music a big part of her life. Although Steph had played other instruments before, she became serious about guitar by the age of 13, performing at the musicians club every few weeks. At the age of 16, Steph started writing music with a long time friend of hers, Samuel Rogerson, and they formed an acoustic duo Finding Flaws.

WP-Stephanie-01-In 2007 saw Finding Flaws compete nationally in the WOTNEXT competition, in which Steph’s song Sunshine was ranked in the top 30 industry picks.

After traveling overseas seeking inspiration and culture, Stephanie decided to move to Lismore, NSW to study a Bachelor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University where she found her voice and released her self-titled debut EP.

‘Lismore is such a great place for music and the arts’, she says. ‘There are lots of positive people around who support artists and what we do. As well as this, the area is beautiful, with its rolling hills the scenery serves as a great source of inspiration.’

You can see Stephanie next at the Tatts Hotel in Lismore, Friday July 5.






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