January 20, 2013
The Lennox Head Trojans Rugby Union Club proudly presented the Ballina Breast Cancer Care Group with a $5000 donation On 18 December.
“A number of our club members have recently been touched by close family members who are fighting this disease, and we were pleased to support a local charity that is helping local mums, grandmothers, sisters and daughters in a very practical way,” said club president Mark McDonald. “The majority of our breast cancer fundraising was undertaken on the last day of club competition in 2012. Our first grade wore pink jerseys for the match, and afterwards, each jersey was auctioned.
“We are delighted with the support shown towards this initiative by all people in attendance, which helped us to top out our previous fundraising total of $2000 for this worthy charity in 2010.
“As a club, it’s important that in addition to winning premierships and nurturing our young talent, we can also show our support for others in need within our community.”
Ballina Breast Cancer Support Group Co-ordinator Robyn Sparks said she was delighted and a little overwhelmed with the donation, which will greatly assist the work of her Support Group.
“We are enormously grateful for the support shown by the Lennox Trojans to all women experiencing breast cancer, and are especially thankful of the decision by the club to support women in our local area,” she said.
“I am a breast cancer survivor myself, and understand first-hand the need for support services locally for people experiencing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
“In addition to advocating for our own local screening services, we co-ordinate monthly support group meetings, provide free transport for people who have difficulty attending appointments, and help with bills and petrol for people experiencing financial stress whilst undergoing treatment. We also provide practical support, such as hats for ladies who are losing their hair.”
PICTURE: Lennox Head Rugby Union Football Club president Mark McDonald presents a cheque for $5000 to Robyn Sparks, Ballina Breast Cancer Support Group Co-ordinator (second from left), with supporters Barbara and Sandra in attendance.
September 22, 2012
A report will be prepared for the Coroner after the death of a woman in a crash on the Far North Ccoast yesterday.
About 4.40pm (Friday 21 September 2012), a 75-year-old woman was driving a Mazda MX5 south on The Coast Road, Lennox Head, when it collided head-on with a Toyota Seca being driven by a 57-year-old woman.
As a result of the crash the 75-year-old died at the scene. The other driver was taken to Lismore Base Hospital with back and neck soreness.
Police from Richmond Local Area Command are conducting inquiries into the crash.
July 4, 2012
Internationally renowned art figures Angus McDonald, of Lennox Head, and Tim Olsen will join friends and guests at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa on August 9 to discuss the art world they inhabit.
“Art evolves constantly and is a mirror reflecting the era we live in,” said McDonald (pictured). “What is art for the artist, the art lover, the art world. Why do we make it and collect it? What makes a piece of art a piece of art? What is all the fuss about anyway?”
Tim Olsen, of the Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney, will introduce McDonald and give an introductory talk on collecting art and growing up in the art world.
The walls of The Byron at Byron on Thursday August 9 will be adorned with paintings from Angus’ private collection as well as some of his own work.
“Angus was always a much better drawer than me,” said Olsen. “And he didn’t even do art as a subject. He was studying to become an economist and businessman and I was the one who was becoming an artist.
“It has all turned out the wrong way around!
“Angus is an incredible draftsman who is able to translate his understanding of light and shade and tonality. He is one of the most underrated still life artists in Australia today.
“His still lives are not just pictures adorned with pots and drapery, intermingled with fruit. They are conversations or stories about how things interrelate in space. Each object relates with one another in a way that there is a conversation, saying do I really belong here.
“As a person Angus has always been a wylie character, a maverick, completely unpredictable. He’s a loyal friend and a talented artist that I am proud to have within my stable”.
June 13, 2012
Whale watch operators and tourists are providing valuable information on the migration of humpback whales along Australia’s east coast through an innovative project run by Southern Cross University researchers.
Funding announced through the Australian Government Initiative – Inspiring Australia – will help extend the East Coast Whale Watch Catalogue project along the length of Australia’s east coast.
April 5, 2012
Gromfest, an annual surfing competition which is a major boost to the Lennox Head economy, is in doubt for this year.
Rusty have announced they are taking a short break from their prestigious Gromfest event this year to revamp the concept and ‘make it bigger than ever for 2013′.
The eventhas been running for the past 16 years and has become Australia’s premier ‘Grommet’ Under-16 surfing event over that time.
Rusty Marketing Manager Damon Hayes said that while decision wasn’t taken lightly, it was one that had to be made to ensure a long and bright future for the event. “We love the Rusty Gromfest, it’s a part of the company’s heart,” he said.
“However, the format is starting to feel somewhat dated. We really want to make sure we’re presenting something special for the kids that captures their youthful spirit.
“So we’re taking some time to give us a chance to talk with the competitors and come back with something exciting to breathe renewed life into the grommet scene.”
Local organisers of the event may consider going ahead with a competition on the July 6-10 dates when Gromfes was scheduled to be held.
The Lennox Head Gromfest has been a stepping stone to bigger things for some of Australia’s best surfers, with previous winners including Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Julian Wilson and the winners of last year’s ASP World Title event at Bells Beach, Joel Parkinson and Sally Fitzgibbons.
March 21, 2012
A new market, the North Coast Kids and Babies Market, will begin at Lennox Head in May.
Market-goers are invited to come along to purchase necessities or to sell your own pre-loved goods.
There will be more than 40 stalls of pre-loved, new and locally hand-made items, including cots, prams, high chairs, car seats, scooters, bikes, clothes, nappies, shoes, hats, linen, books, bouncers, toys and swings.
“The North Coast Kids & Babies Market aims to give families an affordable shopping destination,”the organisers said.
“Sellers from across the North Coast will make up the biggest Kids and Babies market in the region. The market will have a mix of quality-controlled pre-loved items, giving families the opportunity to pick up all of the essentials at bargain prices.
“Mums will sell their gently-used kids and baby items at very reasonable prices. So you will have the chance to pick up a bargain and recycle at the same time.
December 16, 2011
The speed limit on The Coast Road between Lennox Head and Ballina is being reduced to 80 kilometres an hour.
The NSW Government’s Roads and Maritime Service decided to reduce the speed limit from 100km/hour to 80km/hour in response to complaints and requests from residents.
November 28, 2011
After rescuing the hugely successful and popular Lennox Head Carols last year by donating $5000 toward the event, the Macadamia Castle has announced that they will be the major sponsor for the 2011 event.
“We will be funding the fireworks display and also sponsoring the arrival of Santa,” said Macadamia Castle owner and Knockrow resident Tony Gilding.
“And what an arrival it will be! We can’t tell you too much but we can tell you to keep your eyes skyward.”
The Macadamia Castle will be at the Carols and will provide free Bunny Petting.
October 19, 2011
This Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October the best of the best Surf Life Saving NSW competitors from Under 15 to Opens will be descending on Wollongong Surf Leisure Centre and the Towradgi SLSC for the Surf Life Saving NSW High Performance Program.
Australian and State gold medalist Josh Brown (Byron Bay), Murray Thomas (Lennox Head) and Ela Heiniger (Byron Bay) have been selected to participate in the High Performance program.
The High Performance program will act as a train on squad for the NSW Interstate Team and assist the NSW Interstate athletes and their coaches win back the prestigious Interstate Title from the Queenslanders.
October 12, 2011
With final sale of all Stage 2 home sites and as a show of confidence in the coastal property market, residential land developer Urbex have announced the release of Stage 3 of their impressive Lennox Head community.
“We are very happy that Elevation has been the most sought-after and successful residential estate in Lennox Head,” said Elevation’s Garth Hudson.
“We have obviously been pleased with the response from locals, who appreciate the cooling sea breezes at the top of the hill, while still enjoying the proximity to the Lennox shops and cafes”.
The Stage 3 release is limited to ten blocks, all of which are elevated and level for easy building. “They are well-sized, being in the range of 600m² to 865m²,” said Garth Hudson.
Lots are priced from $279,000 with a wide selection under $300,000 and one 865m² corner lot at $395,000.