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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Community bar – not

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Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

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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