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Lismore secures global tourism ranking for 2024

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Lismore has taken out a top tourism gong, listed as one of the world’s “Coolest Places to visit in 2024” by Qantas Travel Insider magazine.

Lismore secures global tourism ranking for 2024

 

Lismore has taken out a top tourism gong, listed as one of the world’s  “Coolest Places to visit in 2024” by Qantas Travel Insider magazine.

The global carrier and iconic airline ranked Lismore as No 11, alongside New York, Shanghai, London and Venice as 25 must-see tourist destinations.

Acting Mayor Jeri Hall said it was a humbling but not surprising accolade which spoke to the renowned experiences Lismore offers through its vibrant arts and culture scene, and stunning natural environment.

“I was not surprised to see Lismore up there with some of the world’s most popular destinations,” Acting Mayor Hall said.

“Lismore is becoming more and more vibrant with its ever-evolving dining scene, creative arts, culture and unique venues offering everything from live music to theatre and performance.

“Lismore City recently hosted thousands of festival goers from right across the country who travelled here specifically for the legendary Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve Festival. They all left with smiles on their faces and keen plans to return.”

Acting Mayor Hall said despite recent weather in parts of the State, the Lismore region was largely unaffected, and is well and truly open and thriving.

Lismore has taken out a top tourism gong, listed as one of the world’s “Coolest Places to visit in 2024” by Qantas Travel Insider magazine.

Lismore has taken out a top tourism gong, listed as one of the world’s “Coolest Places to visit in 2024” by Qantas Travel Insider magazine.

“Over January, we have horse races, the speedway, cricket carnivals and Cinema Under the Stars, just to touch on a few,” she said.

“If you are a food lover, enjoy a taste trail through the stunning hinterland, visiting the region’s villages and local markets with fresh produce, arts and crafts along the way.

“You can also discover Lismore’s quirky and stylish laneways by taking the ArtVenture Trail, stumbling upon many of the city’s art galleries and hidden gems.

“Visitors can also explore our wonderful villages. Drop in for a beer and meal at the renowned Eltham Hotel, enjoy great live music, or stay at the hotel’s boutique accommodation which recently featured in Vogue Magazine.

“The Channon Tavern sits at the gateway to Protesters Falls located in the World Heritage Nightcap National Park and is another must visit.

“And of course, you can’t forget the alternative capital of Australia, Nimbin.

“Located within easy reach of the Ballina-Byron Gateway and Gold Coast Airports, and only two hours from Brisbane, it is also no surprise that Lismore was also recently listed as one of the most welcoming towns in Australia.

“We encourage everyone to back Lismore these holidays as one of the most renowned destinations in NSW and Australia,” she said.

For more information on What’s On in Lismore, Nimbin & Villages, visitlismore.com.au

 

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New development planned for Woolgoolga Retirement Village

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New development planned for Woolgoolga Retirement Village

 

Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village Ltd are taking steps to add a collection of modern retirement residences and amenities to their village in High Street. They are in the early phase of planning a new development to be called Callisto Coastal Retirement.

Sasha Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village Ltd is excited about the plans. “We are very proud to be adding Callisto Coastal Retirement to our community.” Ms Andrews said. “We are part of a great community in a fantastic location and aim to set the benchmark for premium retirement living in Woolgoolga.”

At this early stage, they are keen to get input from the local community of future residents to help create the perfect coastal retirement. A Feedback Forum is being offered to eligible potential residents aged 55+, providing an opportunity to learn more, convey their thoughts, ideas and insights around design and services, features, amenities and priorities.

The new development has the support of the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit, community owned organisation. Chairperson, Ian Wade said “Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village has played an important role in the community for many years and we want to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our seniors for years to come. We have a great opportunity to provide quality retirement living, built with future residents in mind.”

A community Feedback Forum is planned for Tuesday 7 May. For details and to register to attend, go to the website here. For more on the Woolgoolga Retirement Village, visit here.

 

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

Albert Park Baseball Grounds

Keen Street Lismore
8am Sunday 19th May 2024

Join a fun community activity to fundraise and raise dementia awareness. Last year, more than 10,000 people walked, jogged and ran in cities and towns across Australia for people impacted by dementia. Dementia awareness

Lismore events include a 10km run, a 5km jog/walk or a 1km walk so that the day is inclusive of all levels of physical ability.

There will be information stalls providing details of supports, local resources and services to help those impacted by dementia, as well as food and drinks.

Form a team from your workplace, local club, friends or family (dress up to make it fun!) and enter the 1km walk, 5km jog/walk or a 10km run. Get lots of sponsors!

To register a team or take part as an individual go to:
www.memorywalk.com.au/event/lismore-myway

Dementia awareness

Dementia awareness

Currently, dementia is the leading cause of death in women and overall, it is the second leading cause of death for all Australians. In 2024, it is estimated that more than 1.6 million people in Australia are involved in the care of someone living with dementia.

Dr Jones says ‘The ageing population in the Northern Rivers is growing at an exponential rate. Our region is one of the highest ageing communities in NSW and this comes with increasing rates of those impacted by dementia in our community. I’m quite keen to see that we adopt more preventable approaches against dementia in our region’. Dementia awareness

Dr Jones says ‘There are many things we can do to prevent dementia or delay your risk of developing dementia. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits, in particular regular exercise can make a significant difference’.

“We encourage the whole community to come together, not only to raise money for
Dementia Australia, but also to exercise together and to fight this disease” says Dr Jones.

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Man charged following alleged stabbing – Campsie

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Man charged following alleged stabbing – Campsie

 

A man will face court tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2024) charged over an alleged stabbing in Campsie in Sydney’s southwest yesterday (Wednesday 10 April 2024).

About 8:45pm yesterday, emergency services were called to a unit at Ninth Avenue, Campsie, following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attached to Campsie Police Area Command attended and found a 53-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

Both were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, with the woman taken to St George Hospital with stab wounds to the thigh.

The man was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition with stab wounds to his face, arm and chest.

A short time later a 25-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Concord Hospital.

Police established a crime scene and detectives commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following the 25-year-old man’s release from hospital, he was arrested and taken to Campsie Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of attempted murder and break and enter dwelling and assault with intent to murder.

The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2024).

 

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