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Sowing the seed for a connected, local food chain

Lisa Machin If you’ve ever been to the New Brighton or Mullum Farmers Markets you’d be forgiven if you thought...

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M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites has been considered by residents, Tweed Shire Councillors, and staff at the last two planning meetings and a workshop in between.

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Saints and Sinners will be the theme of Dangerously Poetic’s first reading for 2013. The community is invited to enjoy an afternoon of poetry and music on March 17 (St Patrick’s Day) from 3 to 5 pm. It will be held at the RSL Hall, Fawcett Street, Brunswick Heads.

Featured singer/songwriter is Elisabeth Lord, whose versatile voice has won awards and accolades in stage musicals, country music and jazz for over 30 years. ABC Radio’s Fiona Wiley described Elizabeth as ‘Mother Earth with a voice’. In recent years, she had been focusing more on her original material, winning an award for her composition Zonti’s Blues in the North Coast Entertainment Industry Dolphin Awards. In July 2012 Elizabeth sang one of her songs, Lifting the Veil, at the United Nations in New York and by invitation at New York’s Baha’i Centre, also performing at The Guthrie Centre in Massachusetts and Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal.

Phillipa Williams, originally from the UK, a theatre practitioner and psychophonetics counsellor, will be a featured reader as will Lorrie Cruikshank, actress with Byron’s Fourth Wall Theatre. All poets and poetry lovers are invited to bring along their own favourite poem on the theme to share at the open mike. Devonshire Tea with homemade scones will be included in the price of $12/$10 for the afternoon. Everyone is welcome.


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