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January 26, 2021

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What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

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Science of potholes

Stephen Bellerby, Mullumbimby I would like to congratulate Richard Hil for his letter (January 6, 2021) bringing to our attention...

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately...

Interview with Laura Bloom

Writer Laura Bloom has just released The Women and The Girls her latest novel with Allen & Unwin. Set in the inner west of Sydney in the mid ‘70s the book details the story of three women who have left their husbands, taken their children (mainly girls) and set up a share house.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Ears Have It

It’s 6am, the sun is only just nudging its way through the clouds. I am up early to write my Soapbox. I was going to write on something else, but this morning when I woke and stumbled to my desk I saw my open diary: 22 January, Michael’s birthday. He would have been 61 today.

Interview with Phil Manning of Chain

Phil Manning picked up the guitar at 15. He’s been playing now for nearly 58 years. This year, Chain play the Byron Blues Festival.

Water in short supply for Alstonville on 27 January

Around 185 properties in Alstonville will be without water on 27 January wile the Ballina Shire Council installs a new water main. The outage will be from 9am to 3pm.

Eve Jeffery

Record numbers of aero fans streamed through the gates of the Lismore Aviation Centre on Saturday to experience a thrilling adventure for the third annual Lismore Aviation Expo.

Close to 10,000 pairs of feet swamped the Lismore Aviation Centre on Three Chain Road during a postcard perfect day with clear blue skies.

Bailey and Madison from Rock Valley were amazed on their way home from soccer, when Paul Bennet in his amazing Wolf Pitts flew above and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter hovered below. Photo Tree Faerie.
Bailey and Madison from Rock Valley were amazed on their way home from soccer, when Paul Bennet in his amazing Wolf Pitts flew above and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter hovered below. Photo Tree Faerie.

As well as joy flights and scenic flights on planes and helicopters, the expo delivered aircraft and helicopter displays, drones and model aircraft, vintage cars, street machines, and emergency services and defence force displays, just to name a very few of the draw cards.

The day for all ages definitely had the show stolen by headline act the Paul Bennet Airshows Aerobatics whose thrilling performance in his yellow and redWolf Pitts S1-11X enchanted sky watchers of all ages – the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ were delicious!

Photos Tree Faerie


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