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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture

Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.

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Cleaning up the Richmond River

Like many who have suffered in the floods the Richmond River estuary is still feeling the weight of last year's floods.

Main Arm road works update

Further to last week’s Echo newspaper story Main Arm Road repairs grant unsuccessful, Council’s General Manager, Mark Arnold, told...

Fresh STRA audits and prosecutions ahead

Hundreds of locals who are renting out their studios and granny flats on Airbnb, in breach of consent conditions agreed with Byron Council, could face prosecution under a new measure introduced last week.

Debrah Novak on mining and waste incinerators in Clarence

Independent candidate for Clancence, Debrah Novak, tells The Echo what her position is on mining in the Clarance catchment and the proposed Casino thermal waste incinerator. 

Scientists call for urgent groundwater management

Groundwater provides almost one-third of the nation’s water and is worth more than $34 billion to the economy, but results from a recent major review have prompted scientists to call for urgent and better appraisal of groundwater and how we manage it.

Russell and Ulf drive a ‘shitbox’ from Rocky to Tassie

Contrary to mythological belief, the Shitbox Rally is not a race, but rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable – to drive cars worth up to just $1,500 across Australia via some of its most formidable roads, all in the name of charity.

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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