Newcomers: Lorraine and Stewart Richmond are rolling out the welcome mat at Newrybar Produce and Saddlery today.
Newcomers: Lorraine and Stewart Richmond are rolling out the welcome mat at Newrybar Produce and Saddlery today. Rob Wright

Saddle up for a barbie and a chat

LORRAINE and Stewart Richmond are having a party this afternoon at Newrybar Produce and Saddlery.

The couple moved from Tasmania to take over the business on the Pacific Highway at South Coffs Harbour six weeks ago and from 5pm to 8pm today they are throwing some sausages on the barbecue and inviting locals to come along for a chat.

While Mrs Richmond, a sport horse breeder, was involved in the rural produce and saddlery industry in Western Australia before moving to Tasmania, her husband is a journalist and former director of news for WIN TV in Tasmania.

The former executive producer of Today Tonight and former network director of news for the TEN network has clocked up 40 years in the media and says he is happy to be trying something new.

“My wife and I were looking for something we could do together,” Mr Richmond said.

“My wife’s passion is horses.”

The couple have brought their horses and dogs north with them and have settled on a small property at Bucca.



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