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May 26, 2022

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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

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Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

More traffic disruption for Lennox Head

The traffic and parking woes of Lennox are going to get worse before they get better (maybe) with temporary diversions announced by Ballina Shire Council, which will be in place from Tuesday until December.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.

Property in Focus


Stylish Duplex with Large Yard 100m to Beach

2/30 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park

Located just one street from Tallow Beach, this stylish duplex offers an easy, breezy beachside lifestyle complete with a tasteful renovation and large yard with rear access!

The home is spacious and full of light with timber floors and an east facing open plan living/dining room that flows onto a lovely patio. The kitchen is modern with stone benchtops including a large breakfast bar and dishwasher.

There are 2 bedrooms both with built in robes. The main has a large window to take in the pretty view and privacy of the large back yard and gardens. There is a central bathroom and internal laundry with extra storage space.

A double carport running along the side of the building creates plenty of room for car parking and a protected and private outdoor living area.

An appealing home or investment in a quiet street only minutes’ walk to the beach, Suffolk Park shops, tavern and bike track into Byron Bay’s town centre and schools.

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Open: Saturday, 2 April 12.00 – 12.30pm
Details: $660,000 to $695,000
Enquiries: Paul Banister 0438 856 552, Helene Adams 0412 139 807

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Classic Country Charm

21 Johnstons Lane, Main Arm

This stunning character home on 6 acres offers an easy country lifestyle only 5 minutes from Mullumbimby and 15 minutes’ drive to the beach at Brunswick Heads.

The 100 year old property named "Glen Isle" is steeped in history, built circa 1912 it was once used as a meeting place for local women during WWI.

The main house has 4 bedrooms and a renovated bathroom, all opening on to the north facing verandah. The large family room and dining area have hardwood floors and lead through to a quality handmade timber kitchen. There is also an office and sunroom.

The pool is situated on the north east side of the verandah.

The outbuildings include:

  • A one bed self-contained studio
  • Double lock up garage.
  • A workshop made from locally harvested and milled timber with 3 phase power. Continue to use as workshop or convert in to an artist’s studio or even a self-contained cottage (STCA).
  • There are also 2 large machinery sheds and a garden shed.

There is abundant water, with 2 tanks, a bore, and pumping access to the river. The land is fenced and from the verandah you can see the almost the entire property.

View Property

Open: Saturday, 2 April 12.00 – 12.30pm
Enquiries: Helene Adams 0412 139 807, Luke Elwin 0421 375 635

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Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

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. 

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.