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One person is in ICU with covid in the Northern Rivers region

There is one person in ICU in the Northern NSW Local Health District and 23 people in hospital with COVID-19. 

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Reactivating Lismore with markets

Lismore CBD is about to receive a boost with two of its largest markets coming to Lismore’s CBD to help reactivate local economy and sense of community. 

COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

Historic sex assault and abduction – alleged offender charged

NSW Police say a man will spend the weekend in the lock-up after being refused bail today in Grafton following an investigation into the alleged historical sexual assault of a woman in Byron Bay more than 20 years ago.

Race action at the TVSC Mother’s Day meet

A dedicated fleet of 13 boats took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s (TVSC) Winter series on Mother’s Day earlier this month.

Cartoon of the week – 25 May, 2022

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FNBB-OTM-426-Lot1AlidienesCompletely Private Oasis

Lot 1 Alidenes Road, Mullumbimby


Nestled in a private north facing parkland like setting, this beautifully built and appointed 5 bedroom family residence with a stunning 18m pool will impress.

Wonderfully spacious, the home features 4 bedrooms plus a 5th bedroom/media room, 2 bathrooms, separate studio/office and views from all rooms.

Externally the property boasts big decks for entertaining, meditation hut, large machinery shed, undercover parking plus paved parking areas.

This is a superbly balanced family home ready for the astute purchaser to move in, unwind and enjoy.

View Property

Open: Thursday, 26 June 2014 11.00am – 12.00pm
Saturday, 28 June 2014 11.00am – 12.00pm
Auction: Saturday, 12 July 2014 at 12:00pm - Onsite
Enquiries: Paul Prior 0418 324 297 - First National Real Estate
Ruth Russell 0402 855 929 - Professionals Mullumbimby


Character, Charm and Convenience

12 New City Road, Mullumbimby


This charming double fronted timber cottage offers potential to improve and renovate to create a desirable character home in this most convenient, leafy and family orientated street.

High ceilings throughout and easy rear lane access will please.

The property is situated a short, level walk to shops and the heart of Mullumbimby.

Comprises: front verandah, entrance hall, two bedrooms plus a third bedroom/study, kitchen overlooking the family room, an additional enclosed verandah and a bathroom with WC, shower over bath and vanity.

For more info, please call us today.

View Property

Open: Thursday, 26 June 2014 1.00 – 1.30pm
Saturday, 28 June 2014 1.00 – 1.30pm
Auction: Saturday, 12 July 2014 at 2.00pm - Onsite
Enquiries: Paul Prior 0418 324 297
Paul Banister 0438 856 552


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Tweed Council ‘opt in’ to States agritourism – with conditions

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