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April 1, 2023

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Tweed residents outraged at destruction of koala habitat on Cobaki Creek

A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.

Other News

NEFA welcomes the election of a new government

The North East Forest Alliance welcomes the election of the Minns Labor government with their promise to create a Great Koala National Park, and calls for a moratorium on logging within the park proposal until the promised assessment is complete.

Rethinking the tourism paradigm

The past three years have been a fairly challenging time for the Byron tourism Industry, after fires, floods, and a pandemic. According to local tourism organisation, Destination Byron, now seems the right time to rethink the tourism paradigm for Byron.

No street gathering policy for Ballina Shire

A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against a Greens-led motion for a new policy enabling resident-led street closures for gatherings and play.

We’re coming to cycle

Our small cycling group is headed your way (20-24 March) to experience the newly-opened Northern Rivers Rail Trail and...

Helping our elders on April Falls Day

April Falls Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of falls and to promote the latest best practice fall prevention strategies. The overall campaign goal is to get active and improve balance for fall prevention.

Share flood stories at Mullum Farmers Market

To mark the anniversary of the 28 February 2022 flooding of Mullumbimby, which was followed by continued flooding throughout...

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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