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Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

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The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Father of Julian Assange to speak on the Northern Rivers this week

Northern Rivers residents can hear Mr Shipton in person at the Courthouse Hotel this Tuesday, May 4, from 7pm as part of the monthly Turning Point Talks.

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for...

Story & Photo Eve Jeffery

This Sunday’s Whale Song fundraiser boasts an impressive line-up of musicians headed by internationally revered bluesman Ash Grunwald.

Pictured are Whales Alive program director Olive Andrews with singer/songwriter Kyle Lionhart (who is on the bill for the fundraiser at the Great Northern) and research assistant Ben Parangie.

Olive says that money raised will benefit whale research and conservation programs in the Pacific.

‘We are hoping to raise $10,000 at the event, which will support two research programs, one in Palau and the other in Niue, as well as other areas in both Australia and New Zealand’. Artists include Jeff Lang, Paul Greene, M Jack Bee and Kyle Lionhart and will be MCd by Myf Warhurst.


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