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Sugarwood Drive, Tweed Heads – Changed overnight traffic conditions  

Motorists are advised of changed overnight traffic conditions next week on Sugarwood Drive, Tweed Heads.

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Police to evict in Lismore this morning?

Police are expected to arrive around 8:30am this morning to evict people living at a house in Pine Street Lismore at the behest of the NSW Reconstruction Authority, or charge occupants who refuse to leave with trespass.

Reconstruction Authority review submissions deadline extended

The closing date for submissions to a statutory review into the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022 has been extended until Monday, 17 June.

Australia’s finest classical guitarists

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents, and genres, displaying amazing telepathy and the ability to evoke emotion from every note, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists.

Mullum2Bruns Paddle fills river with colour

An impressive array of aquatic craft took to the Bruns River on Sunday with participants taking part in the annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Years after a global catastrophe, Australia is a radioactive wasteland. The Green Place of Many Mothers is one of the last remaining areas with fresh water and agriculture. Raiders discover the Green Place while a young Furiosa Jabassa and Valkyrie are picking peaches. Furiosa attempts to sabotage their motorbikes, but the raiders capture her as a prize for their leader, warlord Dr. Dementus of the Biker Horde. Furiosa’s mother Mary pursues them to the Horde’s camp. Although Furiosa mortally wounds the last raider before he can divulge the location of the Green Place, Mary is unable to stop him from delivering Furiosa to Dementus.

New doco explores ‘God molecule’ found in toads

Are you ready to explore the secrets of the universe through the use of the most powerful psychedelic known to humankind?

The Feelers Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday

A momentary altercation on a Christchurch primary school football field was the catalyst for a music partnership between James Reid and Hamish Gee that has spanned almost twenty years and brought us The Feelers.

Along the way they have amassed some remarkable statistics, a quarter of a million albums sold, five multi platinum albums, three number one albums, seven number one singles and more radio airplay than any other New Zealand artist or band since radio stats began in 1999.

The Feelers have gone from busking on street corners to becoming pioneers of the kiwi music industry, thanks largely to the songwriting genius of James Reid. Now, after a six-year break The Feelers are back with their new album Hope Nature Forgives to be released on August 1st.

A lot has happened in the lives of James and Hamish since their last multi platinum offering, One World. Hamish got married; James has welcomed his first child and ‘got arrested more times than is humanly possible for doing diddly squat’ (in his own words!). They have also welcomed two new arrivals to the band, guitarist Andy Lynch (formerly of Zed) and bass player Matt Short. ‘It’s great to have the four of us in the room playing together, we are having a lot of fun, it’s the way music should be made,’ says James.

In 2012, The Feelers are promising one of their best live shows yet, ‘our set lists just keep getting longer and longer, we will probably play for well over two hours this time around,’ says Hamish. And fans can rest assured they will be revisiting all their biggest hits with a new-found enthusiasm, ‘I have memory problems so when we play the old stuff it’s like I’m playing it for the first time. Wow, what’s that track? Venus… great song dude,’ laughs James.

Get the feeling at the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday.


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