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March 4, 2021

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TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationas MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

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Andy Burke is a singer/songwriter from the west coast of Ireland who has made his new home in Fingal Head.

Andy’s music is a blend of rock, reggae and folk. He plays mainly acoustic guitars accompanied by harp and stompbox. With a successful album Birds behind him Andy’s nearly finished his second solo album and an EP with the band Haldanes Daughters.

Andy has toured all over the world and spent a two-year residency in Switzerland playing in hotels and bars.

Andy’s influences are Arcade Fire, REM, Neil Young , Dylan and Marley to name a few. Galway music mag in Ireland quoted Andy’s music as ‘Tom Waits with a sprinkle of Chili Peppers’.

Haldanes Daughters just finished a stint touring with Ash Grunwald and have many recordings and plans on the horizon.

See Andy at the Sheoak Shack on Saturday from 7pm.


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Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

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Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

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M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

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Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week.