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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

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A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

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Jeff Green Cabarita Beach Sports Club Saturday

Jeff Green has just sold out shows at Adelaide Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, so it’s a real coup to have this international star of comedy at the Cabarita Beach Sports Club on Saturday 26 May!

It took the love of an Australian girl to bring Brit comedian Jeff Green to our shores. Having this lauded UK performer, who has received international critical acclaim all over the world, is a genuine treat for Aussie audiences.

Jeff is a bestselling author, with his books selling more than 300,000 copies. Jeff is a well-known on UK radio and TV; his BBC Radio 2 comedy series of The Green Guide to Life attracted audience averages in excess of three million radio listeners. His recent UK TV appearances include Celebrity Masterchef (twice), Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow (both BBC1) and as team captain on Bill Bailey’s Birdwatching Bonanza (Sky 1). Green has long been a feature comedian at gigs such as Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Critics all agree that Green is one of the brightest comedy talents on the horizon with The Guardian declaring: ‘Laugh for laugh, Jeff is one of the best comedians in the land’. The Daily Mirror shared the same sentiment with: ‘An excellent comedian who knows how to make us laugh, Jeff Green is fast becoming a national treasure’. Well sorry, Poms, he’s ours now. Since marrying his sweetheart and moving to Melbourne, Green has been making his mark on the Aussie comedy scene with appearances on Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and yearly telecasts of the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Gala Performance. The Adelaide Advertiser was blown out by his wit and his intelligence, and it’s no wonder: Green’s material is not just funny; it’s insightful, uncliched and original. As a father of young children in a committed relationship, Green’s at his best when he is narrating the everyday challenges a fella faces in maintaining his masculinity in a sea of nappies and domesticity. Green is a modern dad, and was at the birth of his children; his outrageous and controversial quip about being asked if he wanted ‘to go down to the business end’ was ‘it was like watching your favourite pub burn down’ has gone on to be one of the most frequently ‘lifted’ lines in the business!

Catch the jewel of the international comedy circuit at the Cabarita Beach Sports Club on Saturday.

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