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Self-defence explained

For those still confused, killing 38,000 unarmed civilians, a third of which were children, would not be self-defence, (however...

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Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

Byron Bay Pickleball offers an open day

Players of all skill levels and  ages have the opportunity to experience the world’s fastest growing racquet sport, pickleball.

Community search for Gage Wilson to continue

A community search is to continue today for missing 31-year-old Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

Can I have more?

Whooo hooo! Byron Bay business community donates $1,360 to BayFM… ‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’ should have...

Bringing the ‘Funky Bus’ to town

Louey Howell and the Funkatu Collective are an original psychedelic, bush funk band who combine an eclectic fusion of reggae, soul, ska and hip-hop into a delightfully delicious explosion of funky goodness guaranteed to get your booty shakin’.

Maive takes on illiteracy in the Northern Rivers

Lismore student Maive McKenzie will be a World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador for 2024 and will serve as a local advocate, aiming to increase education and community awareness about the importance of reading and writing and to lift literacy rates in Northern Rivers.  

The Clem Four, Sheoak Shack, Saturday

The Clem Four quartet plays a mix of swing jazz, funk, blues and latin music and features Roo Friend, baritone guitar and voice, who studied at the University of New England, majoring in Musicology, after completing Jazz Arranging and Improvisation studies at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and studying guitar under Ike Isaac (Stephane Grapelli Trio).
Next on the list is Tris Hodson, who plays piano/keyboard, studied at the Queensland Conservatorium under Jeff Usher. He also studied with the late Jann Rutherford and jammed with Ray Charles on Ray’s last tour of Australia.
On trumpet and percussion is Ashley Moor. Ashley trained at the Queensland Conservatorium, and has played as a member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Brisbane Philharmonic and many other classical ensembles and events.
Peter Keown, drums, was a latecomer to jazz, spent earlier years playing rock, blues, funk, honky tonk, weddings and cover bands. He also toured North America and Canada with the Bushwhackers Band.
See the Four this weekend at the Sheoak Shack on Saturday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEfdFtPsyz4


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