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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Other News

Councillors move to create alternative housing market

Byron Council is aiming to make 10 per cent of local housing genuinely affordable within the space of a decade, under a brave and ambitious plan to implement a Community Land Trust (CLT) model across the Shire.  

Beach Hotel gets a $6m makeover

Owners of the Beach Hotel, Moelis, say they undertook extensive repairs and updates to the tune of around $6m after COVID-19 forced closure and limited trading last year.

Mullum’s lilac house the subject of Change.org petition

The plight of a Mullum resident has touched the hearts and injustice buttons of people far and wide who feel that a requirement that she repaint her house a heritage colour and possibly pay a fine, not only ridiculous but also petty.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

A competitor gets plenty of air at Brunswick skatepark earlier this month. Photo Gerard Ahrens

The second annual Brunz Blade Battle was held at the Brunswick Heads skatepark on May 5 and decided the U/18 NSW champions in the skatepark and bowl division.

Competitors came from Australia-wide and the level of skating was amazing and shows that, although it is a small scene, it is very strong. 

Results

Bowl U/18: Andrew Staszewski, Ethan Gray

Bowl Bladies: Jenny Logue, Shine Au-Yeung

Bowl Mens: Brad Watson, Martin Gade and Hayden Golder 

Park U/18: Andrew Staszewski, Ethan Gray

Park Bladies: Jenny Logue, Shine Au-Yeung

Park Mens: Phil Moss, Thomas Dalbis and Tom Scofield

Best Trick: 900 Transfer by Tom Scofield

Hellman Award: Phil Moss for breaking his face in his opening run in the finals and not only skating the whole final, but he went on to win it.


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SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.