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May 20, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

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Wardell Hall CORE

They always say that emergencies such as bushfires and floods bring out the best in people, but do they? The...

Leila’s off to Oxford!

Local high school student, Leila Clarke, was scrolling through social media when the advertisement popped up.

Hydrogen hoax

This is very serious. Last year expert scientists published a warning via The Society of Chemical Industry: ‘blue hydrogen’,...

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

Fighting food waste

Did you know that wasting food is a greater contributor (6 per cent) to total greenhouse gas emissions than...

Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

Paul “Rabbit” Robinson, Violinist and father of 6, had been trying to win a Golden Fiddle Award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival all his adult life. As a teenager he had been inspired by Bullamakanka’s fiddler Stuart Watson to move from a classical violinist to a fiddler in a high energy band.  That is how he came to be in the Round Mountain Girls, who after several year making it into the finals of the Golden Fiddle Awards, this year took out 3 awards for Best Band Featuring a Fiddler, Best Fiddle Teacher, & the Lifetime Achievement Award… As a child there where many times Rabbit might have given up playing the violin for various reason.  As an adult he considered giving up on competitions, but if he had given up last year he would have never won 3 awards which is the first time anyone has won three in one year…  He is a good example for students to NEVER GIVE UP on their dreams…  Rabbit is teaching from several schools in the area and from his home studio in Pottsville Beach.

He also has an educational DVD which teaches Violin and Fiddle playing from the very beginning explaining the details you need to know to get started including amplification of the instrument, tricks, and safety tips & a practice section..

Sold in 5 countries it is very good value at only $20.

You can contact Rabbit of lessons or performances on 0400574309 or at www.secretsofthe.com

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