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May 12, 2021

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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

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Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

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Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

November 12, 2013

Issue 28.23

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In this Issue:

Ocean Shores athlete is state champion

Local athlete Will Smith has plenty to smile about after his personal best and gold medal wins at a recent sports carnival. Twelve-year-old Will, who along with 11 other Ocean Shores Public School students achieved a PB, had a great carnival.


Films to Lock the Gate

Two groundbreaking new films by Lock The Gate Alliance will be screened in Mullumbimby at the Drill Hall tonight. The two 35-minute docos tell the powerful stories of Australians whose lives have been changed forever by coal and gas mining.


Lennox is giving juniors a tri

The Lennox Head Junior Triathlon was initiated back in 2009 by a few parents who felt their was a need for a locally fun-orientated event specifically for children in our community.


Cinema review – Mystery Road

Ivan Sen’s new film Mystery Road is set somewhere in the unlovely, unromantic outback, where the car number plates have no identifying state initials – this is the lost Australia of neglect, disadvantage and wasteful lethargy.


Jiu-Jitsu artists perform well in Brisbane

Recently three local Jiu Jitsu artists from Byron Bay went to compete in the Brisbane Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships. Bringing home three gold medals and one silver was a fantastic effort for the Gracie Elite artists.


Getting Down to Basics

In 2002 Wally De Backer (of Gotye) formed a band with two of his mates, Kris Schroeder and Tim Heath. Their style was unconventional and infectious from the start


Schoolies warning: don’t drink and swim

With schoolies celebrations set to kick off across NSW and southern Queensland from this weekend, surf life savers and life guards are pleading with young revellers to make surf safety a priority.


They’re walkin’ on Fyah

Fyah Walk will be releasing their third album Spirit Fyah this Friday at The Great Northern alongside the powerful Brisbane band, Bullhorn. Seven spoke with Fyah Walk’s Simon Jerrems.


Getting bare in Bangalow

The Bowlo Bangalow is holding a barefoot bowling competition on Wednesdays through the summer months. Local business and sporting clubs are invited to vie for the ‘Barefoot Cup’.


Trots a drawcard at Mullum Show

Mullumbimby Show has ridden out a period of decline and reinvented itself to become one of the most popular and diverse in the region.


Farewell, David Ades

One of Australia’s finest improvisers, saxophonist David Ades, died peacefully in his Bangalow home on Friday after a battle with lung cancer.


Commission seeks children’s home sex abuse victims

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is calling on former residents who suffered abuse at the North Coast Children’s Home in Lismore to come forward.


Students learn in a climate of ideas

The ‘Our Voice: Inaugural Sustainability Conference for Young People by Young People’ brought together more than 250 children and young people to express their ideas and concerns relating to sustainability and the environment.


Day of the Dead remembers loved ones

The seventh annual Day of the Dead picnic in the park was held at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby on Sunday afternoon, guests were welcomed by the Natural Death Centre's Anna Parker, streaming sun and the lightest sprinkle of rain.


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.