Saturday, September 23, 2023

Susanna Freymark,


A whopper 7kg carp caught at annual muster

The annual Casino RSM Social Fishing Club Carp Muster has been running since 2009. There were about 100 people fishing this weekend, September 16–17 and plenty of carp was caught ... “My kids say its easy fishing for them and they put on a good fight when you hook them”: Casino RSM Social Fishing Club secretary Kristy Martin.

Agents cautious about council looking at leasing NRLX out

The NRLX-agent dispute will be a big topic at the Richmond Valley Council meeting at 6pm, Tuesday, September 19. The Casino Auctioneers Association Incorporated (CAAI) released a statement about the council meeting.

Alyssa musters the courage to take on the adults at the dog trials

Alyssa Brown and Magpie run around the Bonalbo Showgrounds enjoying their game of chasey. The Brown family are used to being on the road travelling to dog trials. Alyssa, her brother Nathan and their father Phil competed in the NSW Working Stock Dog Association State Championship trials at Bonalbo.

Council seeks more powers to stop pet cats roaming and killing

Here kitty, kitty – here’s the thing – there are almost five million cats in Australia. Research by the Invasive Species Council found that 70% of cat owners let their cats roam freely outdoors. An average roaming cat kills 186 animals a year...

Hemp farming draws a crowd to hear the benefits

Logan Walker has a lot to say about hemp. Its fibres are as strong as steel, it puts carbon back in the ground and it doesn’t deplete the soil, he said. Logan is in the right place to be extolling the virtues of growing hemp.

Nine new murals brighten highway journey

Nine murals on nine overpasses on the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina have brightened the drive. The artworks depict nine stories from three Aboriginal nations of the region – Gumbaynggirr, Yaegl and Bundjalung.

Beef over saleyards draws a large crowd and strong demands for reopening NRLX

Heckling, accusations and tears were peppered through a rowdy public meeting that pressed for the reopening of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange and a resolution to the NRLX-agent dispute. At Putting the Beef back into the Beef Capital at the Casino RSM, about 900 people crammed into the auditorium and spilled out into the corridors.

Tyred Turkeys want to bring tourists on treadlies to town

The Tyred Turkeys are anything but tired. The group has 12 bike riders who ride regularly and have been mapping bike routes for 20 years. There are six founding members of the group who still ride together including Greg Daley, 68, and Damien Cox, 67.

Trouble in paradise with goldminer and landholders in dispute

For more than 40 years they have run the Clarence River Wilderness Lodge where guests come to escape into the nature and unspoilt beauty of the Clarence Valley. The rocky dirt track off Paddys Flat Rd is a 20-minute steep drive to the lodge and camping grounds on the 460 hectare property.

Kyogle Council August meeting: MPS needs a healthy injection

Here is a summary of the Kyogle Council meeting on Monday, August 14. Councillor Danielle Mulholland brought up the issues around the Bonalbo Multi Purpose Service … The monthly financial report elicited a discussion about how and where council invests its money.