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May 23, 2024

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Rally demands action over Gaza

As the crisis in Gaza continues to escalate, a march through Byron’s streets last Saturday demanded immediate action from the Australian Labor government to stop the genocide and mass starvation of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza.

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Rally demands action over Gaza

As the crisis in Gaza continues to escalate, a march through Byron’s streets last Saturday demanded immediate action from the Australian Labor government to stop the genocide and mass starvation of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza.

Rally in Byron against Gaza war

Locals are being called to join in a rally at Byron Bay this Saturday at 2pm calling on the Australian government to take action against the deaths of Palestinians in the invasion of Gaza by Israel. 

Mullum Road upgrade

Construction is expected to commence in December to improve the flood-prone Mullumbimby Road near Uncle Tom’s corner.

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Is Kyogle Council misrepresenting changes to Private Native Forestry approvals?

The Kyogle Environment Group has challenged Kyogle Council’s presumption thatapplying for a Private Native Forestryplan from both Local Land Services and Council ‘essentially duplicates the assessment’.

Angels Beach Drive, East Ballina temporarily closed today

Angels Beach Drive, East Ballina has been temporarily closed due to a broken water main just north of Prospect Bridge.

Mason Rack Band giving their all for Bluesfest. See them at Currumbin RSL Saturday

What happens when a dream comes true? A massive leap of faith was taken – the Mason Rack Band will play the Groslch Blues Festival in Germany, then return home for a string of shows on the east coast including a Sydney Harbour cruise show. Then jet off once again to the Darwin Blues Fest, then… wait for it… fly immediately out to their sixth Canadian tour, playing festivals, show rooms and clubs.

‘It started as a weekend thing playing bongos with my father Billy Rack,’ says Mason. ‘Now, the Mason Rack Band plays major festivals and tours internationally. Why? Our show is different, and it’s a show! We have solos, drum extravaganzas and a new Red Hat segment (see above) that’s adults only. It’s a full show alright, jaw dropping, and absolutely wonderful.

With a minimum of 16 festivals this year so far, the future is a promising one for MRB. The release of their new HD DVD is a testament to their exceptional talent and road-tested work ethic.

Mason and his band are sure to stir up the crowd with their awe-inspiring original tracks. Having performed to sellout crowds throughout the Gold Coast and overseas, lovers of fine alternative blues and rock should not miss this opportunity to witness this band at the Currumbin RSL on Saturday.


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