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May 18, 2022

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Vale Dr Karel Hromek

Karel found his soul place at Boogarem, the farm with the waterfall, in the hills of Mullumbimby.

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

Opinion: It’s time to kick Morrison out

'Grifters come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of background. This one is used to skipping just a step ahead of impending disaster and exposure. Many times in marketing and politics, which he sees as identical pursuits, his nimble lies have saved his career.' 

Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.


I heard on the radio this morning (1 May) that a man spent ‘a record 48 hours’ in a...

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single...

Become a friend of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and something special for your birthday.

Member Benefits:
ALL DAY Happy Hour.
$14 Margaritas (Classic or Chilli), $10 Aperol Spritz.
$6 House Wine & Beer.

Welcome voucher:
$25 voucher on sign-up to use on your next visit!

To sign up:
Simply come in to Loft and their team can sign you up on the spot.

More info:-
6680 9183
4 Jonson Street
Byron Bay 2481

Loft Byron Bay’s Signature ‘Brookies Spring Gimlet’ Cocktail 

You will need:

40ml Brookies Dry Gin,
20ml elderflower liqueur,
30ml lime juice,
15ml thyme syrup
(see recipe below),
5 basil leaves,
5 mint leaves,
3 cucumber pieces.


Muddle cucumber, mint and basil in a shaker.
Add lime juice.
Add thyme syrup.
Add alcohol.
Shake with ice.
Double strain in chilled coupette glass.
Garnish with cucumber skewer.

Thyme syrup recipe:

One part sugar, one part water,
Sprinkle of thyme.
Bring to boil, take off heat and let chill, then strain.

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