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New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

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No blank cheques

Since the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its damming ‘code-red’ report on the impending climate emergency...

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

White poles

In amongst the various existential threats that we are confronted with today, we now have the white poles debacle...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.

No jab, no jive?

No jab, no jive if you want to go to a festival, what the? This is blackmail by the...

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so...

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay

Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit and erudition rang through this most enjoyable of his legacy cryptic puzzles.

21 down linked writer and commentator Bob Ellis (the cruciverbalist’s contemporary and leftie comrade) with one Havelock Ellis, who Google revealed was an over-achieving and controversial pioneer of social science.

I found prophetic connections that caused me to reflect on the setter’s recent passing.

Across and Down in solutions and clues, a BITTER END; the beginning of December; and IN MEMORIUM touchingly appear.

I laughed out loud when CHRISTOPHER PYNE turned up! He was an anagram of pinch other’s prey. The Liberal pollie we loved to hate – matched with CABINET MINISTER (a closet cleric).

A humorous brace of 15 letter 2 word solutions! Such were the TREASURES (25 Across) I uncovered in puzzle N397. Bravo Mungo.


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