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July 19, 2024

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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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It’s Play School!

This year, your favourite Play School TV friends are stepping out of the screen and onto the stage for ‘Let’s Play Together’. Embarking on a thrilling national concert tour started this March in Victoria, they’ll be bringing a whirlwind of fun right across the nation.

Tyalgum Music Festival will be awesome

An opera, a jazz night, a string quartet, mythical creatures, QCGU talent, a violin and piano recital, a wind quintet from Los Angeles and a harp – what more could you need for a fabulous weekend of music?

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Renewed appeal for information after human remains located – Coffs Harbour

Police have renewed their appeal for information after human remains were located at a Coffs Harbour beach last month.

Nelson Bay dominate NSW Croquet championships

Following from the recently finished pennant season and the Northern Rivers Croquet Association Championships, local players took on opponents...

Tweed River dredging in July

Dredging to the entrance of the Tweed River will begin this month as part of the Tweed Sand Bypassing...

AFL’s second-biggest day

The Draft is the second biggest event on the AFL calendar with over one hundred talented young athletes vying for a spot in one of the 18 AFL clubs.

The pointy end of a week of activities will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre tonight as 2012 NAB AFL Draft gets underway. The NAB AFL Draft is part of the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfill their dreams of playing in the AFL.

Countdown to the Kingy

After having to close entries for the first time ever, Kingscliff is set to host the biggest triathlon to date. With a full weekend of programs starting with a Fun Run and Social Ride on Saturday, there are over 1,000 participants competing across the weekend.

The very full Sunday program begins at 5.30am with the big guns taking to the water at 8am. This is a spectator sport, so make your way to Kingy for a great day. Find more info at www.kingsclifftri.com.au.

Cricket for umpires

Cricket umpires who are looking to become accredited can sign up for next week’s Far North Coast Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (FNCCUSA) training course. The program will be held at the South Lismore Bowling Club for three Mondays beginning next week. Prospective new umpires will receive training in the sport’s rules and, on the successful completion of an exam in December, will receive an official FNCCUSA umpires badge. For more information, contact Rosolen on 0405 223 791 or emailing [email protected].

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Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.