So long and thanks for all the fish wrap

Armidale, it’s been emotional. On Friday I will pack my bags and leave you after 16 months of reporting on your political dramas, landmark court cases and sex abuse scandals.

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Byelections and ground meat: together at last!

Yesterday I rediscovered the “kinder, gentler” side of politics that seems to have been missing from Australia over the last few years. And became irrationally excited about sausage sizzles. Read more of this post

New England, Sunshine Coast’s millionaire parties

When the history of this increasingly bizarre election campaign is written, the past week will fall under the heading of “Eccentric business tycoons join the race”.

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All eyes on Armidale

When I accepted a position as a cadet journalist in a small country NSW town, I was expecting to be relegated to stories about CWA meetings, complaints about potholes in the main street and police fining bored hoons for doing burnouts at the lookout. Read more of this post