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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Serious two-vehicle crash – Alstonville

A man is in a serious condition following a two-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Monday.

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Lennox Head tree planting day success

This year celebrated the 19th year of the annual Lennox Head tree planting day along the iconic Lennox Headland that took place on May 10. 

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

No room for koalas in budget?

Friends of the Koala is not impressed by the lack of provision for wildlife protection in the federal budget announced last night, as species including the koala move closer to extinction.

Ballina RSL, Thursday 31 January at 8pm. Free

Cuba-born Australian comedian George Smilovici is perhaps best known for his 1980s comic monologue I’m Tuff, a comedic rant that saw him make the top ten in both Australia and New Zealand. George was the first cab off the block when it came to cleverly satirising machismo, paving the way for the sensitive new age guy! His initial success saw George tour the US, the UK, Europe, Southeast Asia and New Zealand, appearing on radio, TV and headlining at comedy clubs across the globe. In fact George is the only comedian to top the Australian and NZ music charts, and USA comedy charts, and when he did it he knocked off Stevie Wonder’s mega-hit, I Just Called to Say I Love You, and stayed there himself for seven weeks.

George is also a regular on the box, with performances on The Footy Show, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Hey Hey Its Saturday, Four Corners, Stand Up Australia and various dramas, commercials and even in the first McDonald’s ad! He has headlined and performed alongside the likes of Joe Cocker, Talking Heads, Neil Sedaka, Joan Rivers, Ricky May, Michael Winslow, INXS, Tiny Tim, Midnight Oil and U2.

George is a comedy volcano, and he’s erupting at the Ballina RSL’s Big Gig with Greg Sullivan as support and Mandy Nolan as MC.

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Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

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Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.