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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.

Other News

Parents rally behind essential local aftercare service

Mullumbimby locals are concerned that a vital, Council-run out of school hours child care service could shut after Byron Council issued a survey hinting at closure.

A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.

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. 

Elliot ecstatic about Albo and confident of a Richmond win

While her win in Richmond has not yet been confirmed, Justine Elliot is very happy about the overall result for Labor and a new government.

Saving Old-growth Trees on NSW’s own good advice

In the hope of making the New South Wales government take its own good advice, the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) is today launching its Save Old-growth Trees campaign.

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

The Band Of Frequencies have been making waves in America and are back in Australia to launch their EP All I’ve Found, playing Currumbin SoundLounge tonight.

Also playing tonight will be Kooli and Step It Up.

Band Of Frequencies recently joined the non-profit organisation Surfers for Cetaceans in USA on an ocean awareness campaign called Transparentsea Voyage travelling from Santa Barbara to San Diego in ocean kayaks to raise awareness about dozens of local coastal environmental issues on the Californian Coast. The Voyage and music was a huge success. Band Of Frequencies were the backbone of a new concept in music publishing by creating the song a day idea and releasing 23 new songs in 23 days with dozens of music collaborations with such artists as Angus Stone, Will Conner and Catherine Clark. Those songs were recorded each night and inspired by the environmental issues of the local area they were in, or the events surrounding that day at sea. Those songs and the album can be heard at: http://transparentseavoyage.bandcamp.com.

After a brief visit to New York City to meet up with co-producers and musicians as well as take part in and see firsthand the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests the bands final stop was Hawaii. Performing several surfing-related events as part of the International World Tour of surfing that meets at the famous Hawaiian Islands every December.

Surfing and the Band Of Frequencies is a familiar connection. They have recorded music for several surfing films and had their work published by American label Ubiquity Records for their contribution to the award- winning film Under The Sun (Cyrus Sutton) and most recently the title track to the award-winning documentary Minds In The Water (Justin Krumb). Their roots in surfing have also recently extended way back to the 1960s and a film clip made by world-renowned cameraman George Greenough (worked with Pink Floyd in the 1970s) for the title track to their new EP All I’ve Found which is being released in November by Vitamin Records.

Band Of Frequencies return to Australia with wind in their sails for a summer that sees them launch the EP from their anticipated second album with tonight’s local show at the Soundlounge Currumbin with support acts Kooii (Reggae) and Step It Up (Funk) before four shows at The Woodford Fold Festival, with former Wolfmother drummer Dave Atkins. The Band Of Frequencies then have a much needed month off before touring again in Australia in Febuary/March, including the Bleach Surfing Festival at Currumbin.


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