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Local MP pushes for social housing at hospital site 

What negotiations are happening behind closed doors with the former Mullum hospital site? 

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Years after a global catastrophe, Australia is a radioactive wasteland. The Green Place of Many Mothers is one of the last remaining areas with fresh water and agriculture. Raiders discover the Green Place while a young Furiosa Jabassa and Valkyrie are picking peaches. Furiosa attempts to sabotage their motorbikes, but the raiders capture her as a prize for their leader, warlord Dr. Dementus of the Biker Horde. Furiosa’s mother Mary pursues them to the Horde’s camp. Although Furiosa mortally wounds the last raider before he can divulge the location of the Green Place, Mary is unable to stop him from delivering Furiosa to Dementus.

Kinship Festival – Unity Celebration

In Murwillumbah 6,000 people celebrated the annual Kinship Festival on Saturday, 25 May with the theme of Yabulgu – Together as one, Unity for our children’s future.

SHIFT staying put in Byron

Established in 2019, Linen SHIFT is a social enterprise commercial laundry of the SHIFT Project – a learning environment where women can acquire work readiness skills by practising them on the job. 

Mullum SEED Eco Hub gets $600k

A $600,000 federal grant for the community facilities at the Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Inc will see new facilities developed.

Is this the next Bentley? New doco highlights value of Clarence River amid mining proposal

Mining plans for the region were discovered by two locals as they paddled down the Clarence River near Grafton. The question is what does it mean for the future of the Northern Rivers?

MP Saffin clarifies claims around flood recovery

The office of Lismore Labor MP, Janelle Saffin, has made the claim that ‘No government, state or federal, has cut the funding promised for Resilient Homes and Resilient Land programs’ for 2022 flood recovery – see letters page 11.

Sydney’s The Griswolds have kicked off 2013 in style with their single The Courtship of Summer Preasley heating up the airwaves throughout summer. To celebrate the track’s success, the band have hit the road for April to thank fans before heading overseas.

The band have a quick dash around the world, hitting Europe, the UK and the US before heading back to the studio to start on the follow-up to last year’s Heart of a Lion EP, which featured both the title track and latest smash hit.

It’s safe to say that Sydney’s The Griswolds indie anthem Heart of a Lion put them on the map in 2012. The tequila inspired party pop banger was heard on radio in over 20 countries including high rotation on Australia’s Triple J and The Netherlands 3FM, jagging over half a million views and downloads online.


Forming in February, the band were a Triple J Unearthed feature artist and were quickly picked up by over 100 blogs around the globe simply by posting their first track Mississippi online.

Despite pounding the sticky carpet for just twelve months, their meteoric rise is compounded by their reputation as being one of Australia’s hottest live acts.

With Homebake, Big Day Out, Parklife and Peats Ridge on their gig list as well as supports with the likes of San Cisco, Last Dinosaurs and Kids of 88, it’s their new single The Courtship of Summer Preasley that has cemented their momentum into 2013. Since the calendar ticked over to welcome in their second year, the band have one of the most played tracks of the year on Triple J, the iTunes Single of the Week in Europe, and have played support for Django Django.

See them tonight at the Hotel Great Northern – Byron Bay.

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SHIFT staying put in Byron

Established in 2019, Linen SHIFT is a social enterprise commercial laundry of the SHIFT Project – a learning environment where women can acquire work readiness skills by practising them on the job. 

Why jobseekers were abandoned

Many were left puzzled by the recent federal budget by Labor Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, with its projected surplus of $9.3 billion. 

Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging.