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Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore

Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.

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Lismore candidate Adam Guise

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

Adam’s second bite at the Lismore apple

The Greens candidate for the seat of Lismore, Adam Guise has run this race once before in 2015, where he gained a notable swing toward the Greens in the primary vote.

Lismore incumbent – Janelle Saffin MP

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

Election 2023 – Tweed: Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald is running for the seat of Tweed on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption. The key element to their campaign is to reduce immigration to Australia from 200,000 back to 70,000 per annum. 

Swimmers take plunge for mental health

Swimmers took to Byron Bay pool and swam over 2000 laps to raise money to help improve services to...

Nicola Levi supports a ban on mining in the Clarence

Independent Nicola Levi supports banning mining in The Clarance catchment and does not support a thermal waste incinerator at...

 

Drizzling creamy caramel harmonies onto a sleek and smooth foundation of soulful rhythms, vivacious five-piece Soul Reference are riding the funk train to a stop near you.

Fronted by seductive smooth operators Chang Po Ching and Alisha Todd, Soul Reference meld old-school classics with fresh and playful originals to excite Motown, funk, soul and blues appetites.

With the seamless driving rhythms of Donovan Lee on drums, the slappa-the-bass handiwork of Dylan Johnstone and sultry guitar craft of Sam Besmehn, Soul Reference channel smoky, dark-lit bars of old-school New Orleans while bringing a youthful vitality to classic genres.

With a growing reputation in the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast gigging circuits, the energetic outfit are proving themselves a powerful soul juggernaut fit to fill dance floors at any venue. Get into the right frame of Reference on Sunday at the Sheoak Shack, Fingal Head.


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Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat

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