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Fresh police appeal for witnesses in Gage Wilson case

Police have issued a fresh public appeal for witnesses in the case of missing Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: PFAS-ed Off

Whenever a cloudy day hits Mullumbimby we all know it’s only a matter of time before someone’s on a community Facebook group warning people about chemtrails. I’ve sat in a Meet the Candidates and heard an audience member ask an MP what they are going to do about chemtrails and watched them squirm.

Forrest Organics

Victoria Cosford At the Forrest’s stall while Dave serves and chats to customers, wife Sue is showing me the magazine...

Budding young musicians hit the stage at Byron Farmers Market

There will be a special appearance at Byron Farmers Market tomorrow morning! Along with the freshest locally-grown produce, the...

Winter cricket for over-45s gets underway with some big hitting

The inaugural Far North Coast over-45s winter cricket league got off to a great start with over 400 runs...

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.

 

Local troubadour and musical activist Luke Vassella is well known on the NSW north coast and beyond as a warm, personable, professional and inspirational performer.

Luke has become a legendary figurehead in the anti-CSG mining movement. He has performed at every music direct action in this world first successful campaign alongside Pete Murray, Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald, Natalie Pa’apa’a and many more. His rousing tributes to the anti-CSG movement have become modern day anthems in the region – this is alt country with an ethical heart sung with a voice that can melt hearts.

 

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Luke won the Australia category and Best Live Performance at the 2010 Australian Songwriters Association Awards. He has received four Dolphin Awards, and was recently a finalist in both the Ozmusic and Vanda & Young Song Competitions. The songs on his latest EP The Mighty Dollar recall a Woody Guthrie figure, a musician on the front line of radical change, but with a gentle respect for the stories that make up the legends of this land.

Luke Vassella is the authentic voice of the ‘new country’, a movement that is growing across Australia and the world.

Luke proves that music can change the world. Catch him while you can – this weekend he is at the Sphinx Rock Cafe on Sunday.

 

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