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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Action after the flood: Mullum residents discuss flooding

Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) held a public meeting at the Ex-Services Club on May 16, and with approximately 150 attending it exceeded expectations.

Get your art on this weekend

This weekend they are predicting not a lot of rain and even a possibility of sunshine with only a...

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

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. 

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.

Cartoon of the week – 25 May, 2022

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It’s Tomato Time

Cupid-TomatoHave you planted your tomatoes yet?  The difference between store-bought and home-grown tomatoes is astounding. There are so many different sorts of tomatoes, it’s no wonder they are one of the most popular plants in the home food garden.o have superior flavour and disease resistance. Experiment with the diversity of shapes, colours, sizes and flavours by plant

There’s a lot of interest in ‘heirloom’ varieties, said ting a selection of different varieties.

Choose small growers if you are growing in pots.

Tomatoes grow well with basil, marigolds, chives, parsley, lettuce, rocket, borage, carrots and nasturtiums. Keep them away from corn, beans, fennel and potatoes. Use the shade cast by tomato plants to provide protection for rocket and coriander.

Avoid blossom end rot by adding dolomite (a source of calcium) at planting, and by ensuring a consistent water supply.

Eden at Byron. 140 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay 6685 6874.

 

Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.