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Lily awarded for her community work

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Murwillumbah Hospital celebrates 120 years

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16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Occupiers of North Lismore buybacks report no eviction past deadline

Supporters of people occupying otherwise empty bought-back houses in North Lismore say Monday passed peacefully without any eviction attempts.

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Mullum phone tower

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: PFAS-ed Off

Whenever a cloudy day hits Mullumbimby we all know it’s only a matter of time before someone’s on a community Facebook group warning people about chemtrails. I’ve sat in a Meet the Candidates and heard an audience member ask an MP what they are going to do about chemtrails and watched them squirm.

Lily Harrison. Photo Guilio Vidoni

Cape Byron Steiner School student Lily Harrison was among 25 students who received the prestigious John Lincoln Youth Community Award at Government House on September 14.

The award recognises outstanding service or engagement by young people with their local community, or to Australia in general. Governor of NSW the Hon David Hurley presented the awards, in a ceremony conducted by the Order of Australia Association (NSW) branch. The association’s Greg Campbell said Lily was recognised for her extensive community work; just one of her enterprises is providing local homeless and vulnerable women with sanitary and hygiene items called Period Packs. These are distributed through outlets such as Liberation Larder.


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