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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Funk, roots, rock, reggae outfit the Floating Bridges’ formation and inception may be based at home on the Sunshine Coast, but diversity, eclecticism and travel is in the blood of these adventurous creatures. Initially meeting in high school, the five eventually came together to form what many would argue to be simply one of the best live bands around. With a flair for putting on live energetic shows with music that touches an audience both young and old, the Floating Bridges have made a reputation as being one of the most exciting, determined and focused bands to come out of southeast Queensland.

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Swiftly pushing out a couple of EPs in their formative years, these stepping stones quickly came and went, the musicianship sharpened intensely, the lineup became static and the live show became an energetic experience to be well reckoned with. This show has served them well, taking them to stages with the likes of John Butler Trio, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Katchafire and the Beautiful Girls as well as relentless killer headline slots and festival appearances nationally at the likes of Caloundra Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Golden Days, among many. They garnered Triple J airplay and captured the attention of community radio nationally with not only songs like Soul Searcher and Foreign Land, but also for their good vibes aesthetic and observant commentary on social justice.

All paths eventually led to 2012’s release of their debut longplayer Chasing Sunsets, easily their proudest recorded moment and an accumulation of all their live experience, songwriting prowess from four of the five lead singers and, most importantly, a good third eye glance at the shape of things to come.

2013 is looking equally impressive with the Floating Bridges’ heading across international waters to New Zealand for the first time as well more writing for the next release.

If you are yet to experience the Floating Bridges go and experience the show, the vibe and all round good times that you will witness, as the Floating Bridges continue their journey through the realms of this great musical nation.

Check them out this weekend at The Rails in Byron Bay on Friday.


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