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January 29, 2023

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One of the most beloved community events on the calendar is making a triumphant return to Lismore, with Cinema Under the Stars bringing a jam-packed evening of family-friendly fun to Nesbitt Park on January 20.

After a three-year enforced break, the free event is back with live music, children’s activities, roving acts, and the feature film, Sing 2, which begins at sundown.

The event is funded by the Newcastle Permanent Building Society.

David Parker, the Branch Manager of the company’s Lismore and Ballina Branch said that after three years of Covid-enforced hibernation, there was palpable excitement to be bringing Cinema Under the Stars back.

‘Cinema Under the Stars is an annual tradition, it’s a date families mark on their calendars and look forward to all summer,’ said Mr Parker.

‘What a brilliant way to bring us together as a community after three interrupted years – sitting together in the open air, sharing a laugh and relaxing to a great flick is just about the best way to spend a sunny evening.

‘Pack a picnic, bring the whole family, and get there early to enjoy all the fabulous, fun, free events and activities that help make Cinema Under the Stars such an awesome night.’

Event details

o          Venue: Nesbitt Park, South Lismore

o          Time: 5.30pm

o          Movie: Sing 2 (PG; 2021)

o          FREE

o          Live music, children’s activities and roving acts


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Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

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