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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Organic avocados at the farmers markets

We love it when the fuerte avocados make their way back to the market. As I walked over to...

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

The Tugun Theatre Company’s November 2011 Production is A Bad Year for Tomatoes by John Patrick. A Bad Year for Tomatoes is a comedy set in north east USA. The play, directed for Tugun Theatre Company by Carmen Hill, is about famous actress Myra Marlowe, who fed up with the pressures of her stage career, decides to take a retreat and settles in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven to write her autobiography.  She successfully turns down a number of parts that are offered to her by her long time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbours is a very different matter. In an attempt to get rid of them and get some privacy Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister (Myra in a frightful wig), who is kept locked in an upstairs room but occasionally escapes for long enough to cause some chaos and frighten off the uninvited and very curious neighbours.  At first this scheme works well, but as one would expect complications develop, in particular, when the local handyman develops a crush on Sadie.

The Tugun Theatre Company’s performances of this play begin on Thursday November 10.  Bookings can be made on 07 5522 4740.  Tickets are $15 and $12 concession.

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