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May 23, 2024

Strumming through the floods

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New witnesses in long-running kambo inquest

Proceedings reopened in Byron Bay Courthouse yesterday in what is expected to be the final stage of the long-running coronial inquest into the death of Jarrad Antonovich.

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Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

Fastest billycart clocked at over 40km/h at Bangalow Billycart Derby

Sunday saw around 5,000 people head to Bangalow to enjoy the Bangalow Billycart Derby with Greg Nash, Bangalow Lions Club President, telling The Echo that it was a ‘glorious autumn day'.

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.

Fatal crash near Coffs

Three people have been involved in a horrifying crash today, leaving two dead and one in critical condition, police said. 

Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

National Volunteer Week honouring locals who give back

Tweed Shire Council will use National Volunteer Week to celebrate the significant contribution volunteers make across the Tweed, and to spotlight those who selflessly give back to the community.

The Strums, Great Northern, tonight

The band began with a song. One song, that demanded to be written. Singer Jai Sparks’s home was severely damaged in the devastating 2011 Brisbane floods, and at his lowest he turned to music. With friend Eric Mewburn he recorded Oh River, a brutally honest song about loss and hope.

It’s a refreshing honesty that’s evident in all the band’s music, and as Jai rebuilt his life the band grew as well, first adding members Dan and Enrico, and then growing musically to become one of Brisbane’s best-loved live acts, and one of the only in the country to make going to see a rock show such damn good fun.

With their brand of foot-stomping, hip-shaking rock ’n’ roll the Strums have won over audiences all around Australia, while supporting King Cannons or on their own headline national tour. See them at the Hotel Great Northern on Friday.

 


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