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May 24, 2022

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Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

Other News

AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

Police appeal for missing woman

Lismore Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating Missing Person, Emily Eden Lazzaroni.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.

Historic sex assault and abduction – alleged offender charged

NSW Police say a man will spend the weekend in the lock-up after being refused bail today in Grafton following an investigation into the alleged historical sexual assault of a woman in Byron Bay more than 20 years ago.

More traffic disruption for Lennox Head

The traffic and parking woes of Lennox are going to get worse before they get better (maybe) with temporary diversions announced by Ballina Shire Council, which will be in place from Tuesday until December.

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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