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May 18, 2022

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Tripling water harvesting may 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.

Other News

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.

Opinion: It’s time to kick Morrison out

'Grifters come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of background. This one is used to skipping just a step ahead of impending disaster and exposure. Many times in marketing and politics, which he sees as identical pursuits, his nimble lies have saved his career.' 

Fighting food waste

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

Wallaby death SGB

To the family that allowed their large black dog to repeatedly attack and maul the beautiful wallaby on South...

Local rum

  Lord Byron Distillery is located right in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, making it super-easy to visit the...

2022 Community Building Partnership Program

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

John Stewart Ceramics
John Stewart Ceramics

John Stewart Ceramics

The walls and surrounding gardens of John Stewart’s studio/gallery are testament to 40 years of solid studio practice where ingenuity, experimentation and invention are clearly evident!

Currently his elegant table and wall vases take pride of place. They feature scenes from our landscape with particular reference to local birdlife and aspects of human settlement. Each vase has integrated an anodised aluminium sleeve and glass test tube for the flower stems.

They have been showcased in many local and national exhibitions. His entry (as seen above) in the 2014 Gold Coast Ceramics Art Award was acquired and is included in this important national collection.

To see his full range of ceramics, a studio visit is a must!

114 Stewarts Road, Clunes – 10 minutes from Bangalow. Ph 6629 1327.



Personal Journeys explored

Coming up at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina are a group of exhibitions not to be missed.

Sensing Place by Elaine Drysdale focuses on watercolour paintings created en plein air during an artist’s retreat at Arkaroola in the Flinders Ranges.

To Build a Throne by Leora Sibony presents paintings, drawings and found-object assemblages that come together as new beings, fragile, limitless and majestic.

A Recollection of Lyrics by Kylie Stoddart presents delicate sculptural works inspired by the artist’s mother, who had lost much of her memory yet retained the songs of her youth.

Transformation is a creative collaboration between sculptor David Shaw and three painters, Carmen Hogue, Rick Molloy and Maryanne Shea, exploring the physical transformation of the northern rivers coastal landscape.

Enquiries: 6681 6167 www.nrcgballina.com.au

Jewellery Courses

Live your dream and learn how to create your own jewellery or advance your skills to the next level. Award-winning jeweller, Chris Gortz, shares his experience of over 40 years and brings out the best from absolute beginners to advanced jewellery makers.

All tuitions are strictly one-on-one. Classes run for a week (five days) and are individually tailored. They can include making your very first piece of jewellery to designing, including CAD, advanced jewellery techniques or gemstone setting.

For further information, please contact Chris: [email protected] Ph: 6684 5225.

Hilary Herrmann: The Voyage

Much-loved, locally based painter Hilary Herrmann
Much-loved, locally based painter Hilary Herrmann

Showing until 2 April at Lismore Gallery The Voyage features new works by the much-loved, locally based painter Hilary Herrmann. Herrmann’s wonderfully lyrical, expressive works are ruminations on her daughter’s leaving ‘the nest’ to embark on adult life. More broadly they speak of our relationships with change, and our dual excitement and fearfulness about the unknown.

Also showing Deborah Kelly: No Human Being is Illegal (in all our glory). This project was originally created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014).

For more information go to www.lismore.gallery.org.

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.