IndyNR editor

Susanna Freymark

I’ve been a journalist for more than 20 years and I love reporting.

I started as a cadet at the Northern Star, worked at News Corp in Sydney as education editor and then came back to Lismore to work at APN.

I was editor of the Richmond River Express Examiner for almost five years and when News Corp closed the paper, I became editor of the Richmond River Independent for more than a year until covid economic circumstances closed the community-owned paper.

Not wanting the area to be without local news, I started this website.

I am committed to balanced and fair reporting and believe news should be free and available to everyone.

If you want to contact me about a story or an issue you think should be covered email me at

Our stories create a narrative history of our region. And news from Kyogle and Richmond Valley needs to be told.

Proudly at your service.

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Find out more about our progress and growing reader numbers here.

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    Meet our team and contributors

Our subeditor and general dogsbody Michael Burlace started out in journalism on the Daily Telegraph in Sydney in 1971 and has since worked for multiple publications and done a few other things. He also handles most of our tech needs.

John James Maloney is our Quizmaster. Every week he comes up with 10 questions to test our reader’s knowledge. He usually chucks in a music questions and something ‘very local’.

Debbie Reid is responsible for the range of recipes on I still haven’t got over her first recipe published here – the Mars Bar Slice.

Bullgoose remains nameless (sorta). He writes a weekly humour column that confounds, confronts, amuses and sometimes totally messes with your mind.

Responsibility for electoral comment on this site is accepted by Susanna Freymark, 93 Barker St, Casino NSW 2470
Copyright: All content on – including news stories, photographs, advertising material and artwork – is copyright and may not be used in part or full without the written consent of Susanna Freymark via

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