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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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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.

AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

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.

Elliot ecstatic about Albo and confident of a Richmond win

While her win in Richmond has not yet been confirmed, Justine Elliot is very happy about the overall result for Labor and a new government.

The Richmond conundrum

The forthcoming federal election presents the Richmond electorate as an interesting conundrum. I do not believe the current leaders...

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

Property in Focus


Stunning Lifestyle Property In Sought After Location

120 Lagoon Drive, Myocum

This beautiful elevated lifestyle property in sought after Myocum is an absolute must see!

Set on 9615m2 (over 2 acres) with landscaped gardens, you can enjoy total peace and privacy whilst only being minutes’ drive to Mullumbimby and Byron’s beaches.

The lovingly restored circa 1910 Queenslander boasts stunning views from Mt Chincogan to the rolling hinterland hills. The large, covered balconies are ideal to entertain family and friends.
Separate guest rooms and bathroom downstairs open to an enormous undercover area ideal for indoor /outdoor living or creative pursuits.

This is country living with all the comforts - NBN, ample water and 40 minutes’ drive to Gold Coast International airport.

Features include;
•            North aspect
•            Hoop pine flooring, high ceilings, stained glass and ornate fretwork
•            Family lounge with new combustion stove and ceiling fan
•            Kitchen with 5 burner stainless steel gas stove and DW
•            4 bedrooms plus study or 5 bedrooms
•            2kw solar feed in system producing ~9 kw/h a day
•            2 bay horse stable
•            Planted more than 1000 trees – mainly bird attracting and natives local to the area
•            Excellent variety of fruit trees
•            140m2 organic vegetable garden with 40m2 shadehouse

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Open: Thursday 4.00 – 4.30pm and Saturday 9.00 – 9.30am
Details: Auction 14th May 2pm Onsite

Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660, Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698

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A Great Lifestyle! Walk to Beach & Town

21 Scott Street, Byron Bay

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Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, 50 metres away is direct beach access through the Arakawal National Park to Tallow Beach. Known to locals as Dolphins Beach all the pleasures in life such as surfing, swimming and sunset strolls are all on your doorstep.

Features include a light filled open plan lounge and dining area with adjoining kitchen.

There are 3 bedrooms (2 with built in robes), central bathroom, separate W/C and separate laundry.

Set on 630m2 with an outdoor patio, free standing double lock up garage and north facing backyard.

This location is highly desirable offering peace and privacy with the convenience of having Byron Bay’s town centre and schools just around the corner.

If this sounds like the beachside lifestyle that you are after, call or email us for further information.

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Open:Saturday, 23 April 11.00 – 11.30am
Details: $870,000 to $900,000
Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660

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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...