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February 1, 2023

North coast surfers carve it up in Portugal

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Letters – 1 February 2023

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Local MP mute over PM diary secrecy

Local federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has declined to comment on why her government are refusing to provide the diary of Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, as a public document. 

The greater good

Byron Council has ratified the International Charter of Human Rights, complete with fine legal minds that developed a Charter...

Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.

Ahana Candles

Victoria Cosford Many years ago, Marianni had a dream in which a golden liquid was pouring over her hands. She...

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Stephanie Gilmour celebrates her win in Portugal. Photo ASP/Laurent Masurel
Stephanie Gilmour celebrates her win in Portugal. Photo ASP/Laurent Masurel

North coast surfers Stephanie Gilmour (Kingscliff) and Tyler Wright (Lennox Head) joined Sally Fitzgibbons (NSW South Coast) to make it a clean sweep for Australia yesterday in Portuguese leg of the women’s world championship tour.

Gilmour defeated Fitzgibbons in an exciting final in The Cascais Women’s Pro, stop No. 9 of 10 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, which was completed at the backup venue of Bafureira in clean 2-to-4-foot waves.

Gilmour, the 5-time ASP World Champion, takes the rankings lead before the final stop on this year’s tour the Target Maui Pro.

Meanwhile, John John Florence of Oahu, Hawaii won the Quiksilver Pro France yesterday, defeating Jadson Andre of Brazil in the final, in eight-to-10-foot barrels at Les Gardians.

Florence defeated Andre with an enormous 16.00 victory (out of a possible 20.00) to Andre’s 4.57 final heat score. Florence is now fifth on the ASP World Title ratings.


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Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.

Nudging into a Smarter Summer

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink! 2023’s summer continues with a lineup that’s guaranteed to have you deliciously dancing from the moment you arrive. 

They are Hotshots

The two-hour production is a visual feast, choreographed and developed by Australia’s leading professionals and a hand-picked selection of dreamy guys who will have the ladies up from their chairs, screaming for more, night after night. With a totally interactive production, The Secret Fantasies Tour is the perfect night out with the girls.

Witches in the Starcourt

A new year is here! It’s a time for women all over the region to pick up their brooms and set their witchy intentions for 2023. There is no finer time and place to do it than with your Country Witches, comedian Mandy Nolan and singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell.