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April 24, 2024

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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

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Tweed Council wants your ideas on future sports facilities

Tweed Council is looking for feedback from residents about future plans for sport and recreation in the area.

Reclaiming childhood in the ‘device age’

A century and a half ago, the visionary Henry David Thoreau declared people had become ‘the tool of their tools.’  In this device-driven age of smartphones, social media, and artificial intelligence, few observations could be seen as more prescient. 

Celebrating Tweed Museum’s 20th anniversary with all and everything

A stunning new exhibition has opened to celebrate the Tweed Regional Museum's 20th anniversary – Omnia: all and everything.

Press release vs Save Wallum views

The Echo editor (page 1, 10 April) might need to consider the role of a journalist – particularly that...

Heavy music with a bang!

Heavy music is back at The Northern this week, with a bang! Regular Backroom legends Dead Crow and Mudwagon are joined by Dipodium and Northern Rivers locals Liminal and Puff – the plan is to raise the roof on Thursday at The Northern. This is definitely a night, and a mosh, not to miss. Entry is free!

Having fun in the Playground

Playground is a well-established event that will go off at Coorabell Hall on Saturday. For over two years, three long-term local DJ’s – Pob, Curly Si and Halo – have been curating this rhythmic happening. Their pedigree is assured and they guarantee the best underground electronic music and a loyal crew that bring a big-hearted vibe. On Saturday they’ll be bringing the dance to the hills.

It’s been a crazy year for Aussie-Swedish duo Nick and Liesl. 2011 saw them tour Australia and Europe with their critically acclaimed debut album Feather, and what better way to wrap up an amazing year than with performing at Woodford Folk Festival.

Nick and Liesl are now coming back to Queensland and NSW to follow up on their successful shows here in May and June after an extended stay in Sweden following their fifth European tour.

The tour, which took them through Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland, included live performances on French TV and German radio as well as the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. After the seven-week tour Nick and Liesl returned to Sweden for some family time and, inspired by the haunting winter darkness there, have been working on new material for when the time comes to record the next release. Sunday at the Sphinx Rock Cafe.


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