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Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

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NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

Homelessness hub under immense pressure

A new homelessness hub in Byron Bay has been so inundated with requests for help, that the service already needs additional staff to meet the demand.

Richmond candidates 2022: The Nationals – Kimberly Hone

Kimberly Hone lives in the Tweed Shire and is running as a candidate for The Nationals in the federal seat of Richmond.

Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When...

Local author’s first children’s book weaves a magical tale

After writing three successful novels for adults, local author Sarah Armstrong could have been forgiven for staying on the same path with her fourth offering.

Historic Homestead On 5 Glorious Acres

29 Benloro Lane, Myocum

Beautifully elevated, this historic Homestead circa 1903 is set on a gently sloping 5 acres with stunning panoramic hinterland views over the Border ranges.

The home seamlessly blends old world charm and original decorative cornicing and finishes with modern conveniences.

Sold with DA approved plans for a granny flat plus another self-contained bedroom, living room, kitchenette and ensuite underneath the home.

The classic formal lounge room with an adjoining sitting area has access to the veranda and an open plan kitchen and dining area also flow onto the huge wrap around covered veranda overlooking the massive dam. The home has Solar Hot Water and 1.5kw solar panels.

There is an abundance of beautiful wildlife. Privacy, peace and nature at its best.

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Open: Saturday, 15 November 1.00 – 1.30pm
Details: Forthcoming Auction
Enquires: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, James Young 0419 856 840


Contemporary Freestanding Townhouse With Privacy

3/20 Sunrise Boulevard, Byron Bay

Located in a quiet, peaceful setting, this freestanding property is perfect for singles, young families, investors or downsizers.

The home is modern and features an open plan living, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is well appointed with stainless steel appliances and stone benchtop.

There are 2 bedrooms both with BIR’s and ensuites plus a large loft which could be used as an extra room or home office.

Air-conditioning plus a single carport completes this great package.

Set in a private and pet friendly complex backing onto a reserve with only 5 other residences, the home has a small yard with an easy care garden.

The position is popular with a Supa IGA and shops just around the corner and Belongil Beach is within easy walking distance.

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Open: Thursday, 13 November 2.00 – 2.30pm & Saturday, 15 November 10.00 – 10.30am  
Details: Forthcoming Auction  
Enquires: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, Paul Banister 0438 856 552


Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Recalcitrant dogs

I could be a lot richer collecting $1 from all those who have told me to ‘get f****ed’ with their ‘companion animal’ being where...