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March 3, 2021

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Other News

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Sticky Fingers, Hotel Great Northern, Saturday

The Sticky Fingers are mis-spending their youth while we watch. And it’s as colourful as that review suggests: a melodic, mega-hectic mash of psychedelia, pop and roots. Music to throw shapes to.

The Sydney-based four-piece (sometimes five-piece) are delivering a refreshing vibe to Australian music. The band began their rise when drummer Beaker and bass player Paddy Fingers met busker Dylan Frost one night in early 2009 outside the Coopers Arms hotel in Newtown. Dylan, fresh from NZ, was on the streets with his guitar busking for coin outside the pub. ‘We met him,’ Patty says, ‘when the Coopers Arms bouncer started hassling us and telling us we should give him some money’. Frost’s melodic sense brings the Kiwi spirit and melodic lineage to the band.

Frost, the youngest member of the band (the rest of the band are 20), has 19 years of life and a hundred years of heartbreak in his voice. And the band surround it in textural and psyche-y, atmospheric melodies punched out by the Sticky Fingers rhythm section’s blunt soundscapes. Hotel Great Northern on Saturday.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoaxTvjrBGo


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Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

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Byron’s new road: the good and not so

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Interview with Janet Swain

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