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September 25, 2021

New online format, content gets thumbs down

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I can only access your paper on line and open up today’s to find a new format.

Wow, it’s so difficult to read. It’s almost as if every article is presented as an advertisement.

Have you changed your journalists? Some seem the same but the articles are nowhere as newsy and authentic sounding as last issue.

Is this just because of the new format? it’s very strange. It is most uncomfortable to read.

So it’s a ‘no’ from me.

I have enjoyed your paper because of the mostly great journalistic writing. and that it’s local.

Judith Peters, Sydney


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Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.