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Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

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The Banshees of Inisherin

At the tail end of the Irish Civil War in 1923, on the fictional Irish isle of Inisherin, folk musician Colm Doherty abruptly begins ignoring his lifelong friend and drinking buddy Pádraic Súilleabháin

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists...

Lismore Thistles launch youth player academy

Former Northern NSW Coach of the Year, Chris Layland, has joined the Lismore Thistles Soccer Club to help foster...

Celebrating LOVE

The Paddock Project is hosting a (pre) Valentine’s Day picnic at the home of the giant LOVE sign that welcomes everyone to Mullumbimby. The LOVE sign has set the tone for all visitors and locals who pass by on their way into town and has probably been the most photographed local influencer for the past three years

Tamara Smith promises CCTV for Ballina CBD

Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith says that if re-elected next month she is committed to funding CCTV cameras to help police combat a worsening crime situation in Ballina's CBD.

Athlete wins Ballina Sports Achievement Award

Sixteen-year-old Alexander Crimmins from Lennox Head has had a passion for athletics since the young age of eight and...

Dr Who uses the rail trail when the Tardis runs out o gas. Photo Jeff Bensley
Dr Who uses the rail trail when the Tardis runs out of gas. Photo Jeff Bensley

Local rail trail activist Jeff Bensley is looking to humour to try to get his message across.

Mr Bensley, who has been active in promoting the rail trail and who believes the option of returning trains to the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line is unviable, thinks he has found a solution to our public transport woes: the Tardis.

And he set up this photo near Booyung recently to make his amusing point.

‘Dr Who uses the rail trails when his Tardis breaks down,’ Mr Bensley quipped to Echonetdaily.

 


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