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May 18, 2022

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Tripling water harvesting will leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Cost of living and taxes

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Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

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Knitting Nannas say ‘Vote 1 our Planet!’

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed visited the Lismore pre-poll yesterday at Southern Cross University to spread a very important message.

Labor MP calls Greens election ad ‘untruthful and misleading’

Labor MP calls Greens election ad ‘untruthful and misleading’

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

The shock of Lismore

As two Bendigoians, visiting Northern NSW over the past ten days, we quite expected to see flood damage in...


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Pie-Eating Competitors... Start Training!


Uncle Tom's Pie-Eating Competition at The Mullumbimby Show on Saturday, November 9 at 2pm is already getting plenty of interest from the pie eating community and gastronomes throughout the Shire.

This fun family event is at 2pm, Saturday near the stage. In 2013 there are three divisions: Open, under 16 and under 12, with a combined prize pool of over $300.

Interested in having a go? Here’s how it works.

Three aspiring pie-eating champions from each division are timed eating a single pie. The top three times are recorded by the judges and at the end of the two hour competition the three quickest eaters in each division are declared winners.

The 2012 competition saw the open division winner, Banjo Curtis, blow away the rest, eating a 250g beef pie in the astonishing time of 41.9 seconds.

Last year we saw father pitted against son and friend against friend in a speed-eating display the likes of which the shire has never seen. It was difficult to tell if it was more enjoyable entering or watching the display but it provided a lot of laughs to all involved.

Entry to the competition is $2.

Vintage Motorbike Competition

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Mullumbimby Motorcycles and Jet Ski 66843588
Gate fee of $10 is your entry fee.
Bikes to be parked by 10am

Best Entry 1930-1940 1951-1960
1941 -1950
1961 – 1970
Best Harley Davidson
Best Presented Bike Overall
Best Off-Road Bike
Best Other Make

Pet Show

Sunday Morning 10am
With Comedian Ellen Briggs, Mullumbimby Showgirls and Mullumbimby Vet Clinic Staff

General Categories:
Ugliest Pet, Most Unique Pet, Pet that looks most like owner, Best trick

Dog Categories:
Largest Dog, Smallest Dog, Saddest Eyes, Happiest Eyes, Curliest Tail, Longest Tail, Longest Coat, Curliest Coat

Cat Categories:
Cutest Kitten, Fluffiest Cat

Human Categories:
Person most dressed like pet, Most obedient owner

Friday Farmer’s Market

Music on Friday, 8th November from  8.30-11.00 Three Little Sisters
Mullumbimby Farmers Market operates rain or shine.

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SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Secret agreements and done deals

Government and Byron Council refuse to explain details around temporary accommodation plans

Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.