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Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

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Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

Brad’s Butchery: Byron’s new organic butcher at 130 Jonson St Byron

Brad’s Butchery Byron Bay is a brand-new organic, family-owned-and-operated butcher in Byron with a great range of quality products and a dry-aged beef display room that is equal to the best in the country.

A tribute to Brunswick Heads locals 

In a world saturated with carefully curated images geared toward personal brand building, a genuinely candid photo is a refreshing and beautiful thing.

Local runners impress at national championships

Byron Bay Runners are producing some of the best track runners in the country, with five of our senior squad athletes finishing in the top ten in their events at Athletics Australia’s recent national championships held in Adelaide, back in April.

What is the future of Lismore? Here are some ideas for what it could be

After the devastating floods of 2022 the future of Lismore was thrown up in the air and it was time to take a long hard look at what the future of the town would be. 

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

True believers in sounds beyond boundaries, Band of Frequencies draw their influences from a vast spectrum of roots, rock, electronic and psychedelic styles. Their signature blend comes from years of live experimentation, constantly pushing their influences into the creative fires to see what melts, what explodes and what merges. They have now successfully forged a bond of sonic elements that represents their coastal roots and strikes a chord in the hearts of passionate music lovers around the globe. It’s this quality that has led to invitations to grace the stages of diverse festivals, at home and abroad, and to record soundtracks to several internationally released surf films.

The name Band of Frequencies refers to the concept that each person vibrates at a certain frequency, with the lowest being fear and hate and the highest being love and compassion. Like radio and TV stations, we also broadcast our particular band of frequencies at any given moment. ‘We are just a Band of Freqs doing our thing to raise the collective frequency through sound.’

Band of Frequencies’ 2012 release Rise like the Sun is a potent and honest collection of songs that speak volumes about their intriguing journey. ‘This album represents an evolution towards truth and a documentation of all the stages along the way,’ says lead singer/songwriter Shannon Sol Carroll. ‘From devastating heartbreak, through escapism and self-protection into letting go, facing fears, stepping up and truly living wholeheartedly, this album is the most raw and complete reflection of life’s experiences I have ever written by far.’

Recorded straight to tape at Blackbox studios by Jeff Lovejoy, the album is masterfully produced and sonically weaves an eclectic range of styles into a unified record that will stand the test of time. A longtime collaborator with Band of Frequencies, Jeff has enhanced the band’s signature blend of progressive roots/rock with a timeless yet innovative approach while maintaining the raw live sound of the band.

Rise like the Sun features the award-winning single Golden, which was voted best blues/roots song at the QLD Music Awards 2012. The track depicts a unique glimpse into the quintessential Sunny Coast lifestyle. Written while out in the surf as the sun sets through the golden haze from the sugarcane fires on a clear winter afternoon, this coastal roots classic glowingly reflects on maintaining an attitude of gratitude. Through sharing a poignant watery reprieve from the hustle and bustle, Golden subtly reminds us to appreciate every passing moment, to enjoy the gloriousness of our natural environment, to let go of life’s complexities and simply go with the flow.

Rise Like The Sun also includes the title track Minds in the water, a documentary rising into action for ocean conservation alongside other artists including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald, Allendig, Will Conner, Valleys and Tim Flood.

Band of Frequencies with Dallas James,  The Grains and Waxhead will play the Hotel Great Northern in Byron B ay on Friday.

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Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Police make arrest over Wallum protests

Save Wallum protectors, a NSW MLC and a retired magistrate have questioned the use of police resources after those supporting efforts to save rare ecological heathland in Brunswick Heads from urban development were contacted by Tweed-Byron Police Detectives.