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The Weekend Wrap

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Simon Mumford

05 July 2024, 7:14 AM

The Weekend Wrap

The weather has gone downhill following last weekend's sunshine, especially Sunday's cracking 25 degrees.

The Bureau of Meteorology was spot on with the forecast we published last Sunday. As the southerly hit the coast from the high in the Tasman, Ballina received more rain than Lismore, 104.8mm to 63.4mm, respectively, was recorded at each airport since Monday. Although, there is no doubt other parts of the Lismore LGA and Ballina LGA would have received more rain. Lismore App reader Bill said his rain gauge in Goonellabah registered 105mm for the week.

There is no prize for guessing there will be more showers over the weekend. Saturday is expected to be the wettest day with 2 to 15mm of rain, while Sunday's forecast is for the showers to ease with 0 to 3mm of rain expected. It's not ideal for the first days of the winter school holiday break.

Next Thursday is when we should see the most sunshine to what will, hopefully, be a fine Saturday and Sunday next weekend.

Another fairly quiet weekend in the Lismore LGA.

The Lismore Farmers Markets get underway from 7:30 tomorrow (Saturday) morning at the Lismore Showground. Hot coffee/tea and breakfasts, fresh fruit and vegetables, live music from Sam Green, and you can check out the game birds at the Far North Coast All Game Club annual show. That will be happening behind the Jim Muldoon Pavilion behind the market area.

There are different types of live music across the weekend.

The Northern Rivers Hotel has Dan Grace Music tonight between 6 and 9:30pm and the popular band Soul Fish for the Sunday session between 2 and 6pm.

The Lismore Jazz Club has the Bobbie Goddard Trio plus Tilly Jones and Finn Crethar at the Lismore City Bowling Club between 2 and 5pm on Sunday afternoon.

The Robin Hood Pantomime runs next week for the school holidays at Rochdale Theatre in Goonellabah. There are six shows, two each day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday July 11, 12 and 13 at 10am and 3pm. You can buy tickets here.

Some sporting fixtures may be in doubt depending on the sporting fields condition after this weeks rainfall.

In the NRRRL, the Marist Brothers Rams will be favourites in their game against Lower Clarence under lights at Crozier Field tomorrow from 5:30pm. Lower Clarence have not won a game this season.

Northern United are back in action after last week's bye. They take on Casino at Crozier Field at 2:45pm on Sunday.

In the Football Far North Coast fixtures Goonellabah are travelling south to Maclean for tonight's match. Then tomorrow, The, unfortunately, all other matches are postponed due to field conditions.

The Women's Premier League matches will go ahead as scheduled at this stage. Tonight, it is Ballina v Byron Bay and Lennox Head v Richmond Rovers, and on Sunday it is Alstonville v Bangalow.

Fuel prices have risen in Casino, but remain steady in Lismore and Ballina. Lismore is still the most expensive place to buy fuel, with Casino and Ballina up to 18 cents a litre cheaper. Diesel is the only exception.

Here are the latest prices in each town:

  • E10 is 191.9 at the Ampol on Woodlark Street and the Ampol on Union Street, South Lismore, 179.9 at The EG Ampol on Canterbury Street in Casino, with the new Mobil (485 River Street) and The Metro in Ballina the cheapest at 173.5.
  • Unleaded 91 is 193.9 at the new Astron on Ballina Road, 181.9 at the Coles Express on Centre Street in Casino and 175.5 at The Metro and the new Mobil in Ballina.
  • U95 is 203.9 at the Independent on Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, Northside Liberty and Bakers Corner at North Lismore, 196.9 at the EG Ampol on Canterbury Street, Casino and 186.5 at The Metro in Ballina.
  • U98 is 208.9 at the new Astron on Ballina Road, 200.9 at the Liberty's on Hare Street and Centre Street in Casino and 185.5 at The Metro on River Street, Ballina.
  • Diesel is 185.9 at the new Astron on Ballina Road, 191.9 at the United and the Casino Roadhouse on Johnston Street in Casino and 185.5 at the new Mobil and The Metro in Ballina.

Talking Lismore will release a new podcast on Sunday. We welcome back to the microphone Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg.

The mayor has been in Canberra this week as part of the Australian Council of Local Government Forum with four Lismore City Councillors. We discuss the behind closed doors meetings and where Lismore sits on the awareness stage in our capital city. We also talk about the North Lismore land site and the house raisings and retrofits and the upcoming local council elections.

Check out the Podcasts button in the Lismore App or tab across to Podcasts on the Lismore App website. They are free to listen to and will play through your phone, tablet or PC speakers.

Have a great weekend!

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