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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

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Fighting food waste

Did you know that wasting food is a greater contributor (6 per cent) to total greenhouse gas emissions than...

Rorts unlimited

Commuter car park rorts, sports rorts, emissions reduction scheme rorts (that don’t reduce emissions) and bike track rorts. The...

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 Richmond conundrum

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

Creating homelessness

Having lived for 80 years on Argyle Street with a history of family living from number 1 to number...

One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.


Alison Coulthurst

105_1147Born in Zimbabwe, Alison studied fine arts and graphic design in South Africa before moving to London as an art director and then to Australia as an exhibiting artist. Her works explore many techniques using mixed media, resulting in rich layers of colour and texture.

She has exhibited in: Italy, England, South Africa the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and throughout Australia.

alison-coulthurst-artExhibition and Xmas art sale at Newrybar Community Hall 15 to 17  Nov and 21 to 24 Nov

www.alisoncoulthurstart.com.au 0448 110 849


Lismore Makers Market

The Lismore Makers Market is Lismore’s very own handmade venue and takes place from 10am to 2pm on the first Saturday of each month from February to December.  An additional festive season market runs on the third Saturday in December, providing locals with an opportunity to buy handmade and sustainable this festive season.

Running for over three years now, the market features an eclectic range of local and visiting makers, with an emphasis on eco-friendly, sustainably produced products.  Ranging from the practical to uniquely quirky, the market showcases everything from upcycled reinvented clothing, kidswear, toys and homewares to functional ceramics, furniture, art prints, gift cards, jewellery and handmade soap and skincare products.

The festive season market on December 21 will feature a range of local makers and live music from Lismore’s Button Collective.  Bring your shopping list and support your local makers this festive season. See you there!

Check out our Facebook page or blog for more info: www.thelismoremakersmarket.blogspot.com.


Colin Heaney New Store

Summer means beach, cafes, relaxing and celebrating life! Your most coveted pieces will be found at the new Colin Heaney store on Bay Street. His renowned Art of Luxury collection will offer a new range of luxury resortwear including silk kaftans, silk pants and accessories. The release of his new bold and daring collection Liberated Heart will seduce young fashionistas, yogis and dancers. The ‘I gotta have these’ pieces of this collection include capri leggings, crops, skater skirts and one very sought-after bodysuit, all in a collection of prints that will blow the minds of festivalgoers all season. Vibrant cushions and glass will also be available.

Call 6685 7798 for details – 3/14 Bay Street, opposite the surf club.


Soul Gold Jewellery

Solid gold or pure silver lasts longer than we do!

Thoughtful gifts of meaning become heirlooms and precious mementos.

A hand-carved, shaped, original pendant or ring in silver or gold can be ordered now. Perhaps with your own fingerprint etched on one side.

Mullum’s own iconic landmark, our heart country, a personal symbol, or a simple shell from the beach you walk – all make beautiful gifts.

When we see our gift, that flash of light that caught the sun, we remember what’s real. The token of our appreciation, made solid.

You might find a precious beauty made lovingly, already waiting. Call Zoe to view, or order now; also from Facebook page.

www.soulgold.com.au P: 0419 953 639


Lismore Regional Gallery

MEET THE ARTISTS: Saturday 7 December, 10.30 – 11.30am
Join the artists in Retracing Bundjalung National Park in a discussion about the landscape and memory and the processes behind their work.

MORNING TEA WITH TEACOSY  Babies, Blood and Bombs: homosexual panic in Lismore in the 1980s: Saturday 18 January 2013, 11–12noon.
Teacosy discusses Lismore’s history of fear around homosexuality and AIDS and how this has progressed to an attitude of inclusion. Join us for a cuppa and a slice of cake.

STORY-TIME with Delta Kay and Jenni Cargill-Strong: Thursday 9 January, 10.30–11.30am. Cost: $10 for 1 adult + 2 children. $3 /extra child.
Delta Kay (performative educator and Arakwal spokesperson) and Jenni Cargill-Strong (The Story Tree Company) are story-tellers whose interactive approaches to a good yarn engage children to listen, move, think and have fun.

131 Molesworth Street , Lismore NSW 2480
www.lismoregallery.org,  6622 2209



ART GALLERIES : : wherefore art thou?

828 Federal Drive, Federal
0448 110 849

Art piece Gallery
70 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby 6684 3446

Barebones Art Space
44 Byron St, Bangalow
6687 1393

Channon gallery
52 Terania St, The Channon
6688 6322

Citrus Gallery & Deli
130 Jonson St, Byron Bay
6680 7040

Clearlight Designs
1/67 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay 6685 5316

Colin Heaney Art Gallery
1a, 81 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay 6685 7798

Curious Art Gallery
94a Chinderah Bay Dr, Chinderah Bay 6674 5340

Eltham Village Gallery
445 Eltham Rd, Eltham
6629 1649

Farrell Glass Designs
6 Acacia St, Byron A&I Estate
6685 7044

Gallery Cosmosis
22 Brigantine St, Byron A&I Estate 6685 7909

Hammer & Hand Jewellery & Metal Collective
Unit 1, 4 Ti-Tree Pl, Byron A&I Estate 0409 960 614

Lilli Pilli Byron Bay
0411 081 777

158 Jonson St, Byron Bay
6685 8528

Jacqui Doran Gallery @ Byron Art Supplies
3/97 Centennial Cct, Byron A&I Estate
6680 8010

Jerry Cook Contemporary Art Studio & Gallery
5/1 Bonanza Dr, Billinudgel 6680 2467

19 Brigatine St, Byron A&I Estate www.juleshunt.com

Lismore Regional Art Gallery
131 Molesworth St, Lismore
6622 2209

Mina Mina Art Gallery
Shop 1, 32 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads 6685 0229

Myocum School of Sculpture
0433 132 387

Northern Rivers Community Gallery
Cnr Cherry and Crane Sts, Ballina 6681 6167

Planet Corroboree
1/69 Jonson St, Byron Bay
6680 7884

Retrospect Galleries
52 Jonson St, Byron Bay
6680 8825

Riverview Gallery
2/33 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads 0439 500 070

Seed Studio Gallery
1/46 Acacia St, Byron A&I Estate 0402 909 193

Still @ the Centre
3 Centennial Cct, Byron A&I Estate 6685 5808

Studio Red
5/16 Tasman Way, Byron A&I Estate 0423 208 605

Suvira McDonald Ceramic Art Gallery
Goonengerry 6684 9194

The Last Yard Arts Complex
Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Furniture 99 Lismore Road, Bangalow  0412 312 474

The Lone Goat Gallery
@ The Byron Bay Library ,Cnr Lawson & Middleton Sts, Byron Bay
0490 004 542

The Roxy Gallery
143 Summerland Way, Kyogle
6632 3518

The Sauce Studio
Shop 4/15 Cnr Proudfoots Ln
& Commercial Rd Murwillumbah
6672 1929

Tweed River Art Gallery
2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah
6670 2790

Wheel of life
21 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads
6685 1442

Windhorse gallery
25 Byron St, Bangalow 6687 1933


Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

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.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.