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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Question for Bob Carr

Simon Alderton, Murwillumbah I hope Kerry O’Brien asks Bob Carr (in their ‘conversations’ at Byron Theatre on Friday, 5 March) if...

Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

In brief, Valley Floor features Clay MacDonald from The Beautiful Girls/Angus and Julia Stone, alongside Dan Briffa and Jesse Bailey from well-known Queensland psychedelic-rock band Rogerthat, and is at the forefront of a newly emerging genre called ‘Jellyfish Roll’.

The three-piece’s sound is surf-punk-blues-psych-stomp and has fast gathered a loyal following among coastal kids who like a dance-floor rummage, while still engaging an older generation who remember classic Australian acts such as the Easy Beats and (early) Hoodoo Gurus – among others.

Valley Floor are a return to the 60s stomp music that, ironically, they only learnt about as they grew up in the 80s. Having bumped into each other many times touring the club and festival circuits of Australia, Europe and North America – Clay with The Beautiful Girls and later Angus and Julia, Jesse and Dan with Rogerthat – the fellas quickly became friends and it was only a matter of time before they collaborated musically. As they accidentally all ended up on the Gold Coast in 2011 that time arrived. And now they are Valley Floor.

Saturday at the Byron Brewery Buddha Bar

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Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.