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The Mighty Dollar and Luke

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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Found – Have you seen Steve? Missing person

Mullumbimby man Steve Mustchin went missing at 11am this morning from Byron Bay Hospital and his family are asking locals to keep an eye out for him.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We are not for sale

It seems content creators are running out of ideas to make cheap TV. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you lose your ethics! Here’s a few quick pitches: How about a show about chubby rich women trying to drop weight by living in Ethiopia with a malnourished family for six weeks? No?

 

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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