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October 25, 2021

When someone throws you a Lifeline

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#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

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Two views of animal welfare on the Tweed

Local MP Justine Elliot recently announced that an Albanese Labor Government will invest $1 million to build the new animal pound and rehoming centre at Lundberg Drive, South Murwillumbah.

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Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.

Fresh successful gigs on the stages of Island Vibe and Mullumbimby music festivals, the four-piece urban groove band Lifeline are spilling some tunes locally this weekend. 

Their smooth keys, infectious guitar, obese bass lines and an irresistible drum beat has seen the 16-year-olds playing with Stonefield, Beautiful Girls and Oceanics.

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In 2011 they took the Tweed Heads Battle of the Bands and in 2012 the boys won the Busking Over Byron competition and played Blues Festival. Meeting with John Butler and Mama Kin last year was the icing on the cake for a three-year anniversary. This hot young act from the Byron Shire have been a favourite among audiences for three years and were voted by JJJ Unearthed to play at the 2012 Splendour in the Grass.

Their music is continually evolving, its foundation has a smooth rock base then adds a strata of psychedelic sounds and complex syncopation that builds the pressure and gets the musical lava flowing.

Lifeline is a name to expect big things from in the future.

See them at the Sphinx Rock cafe this Sunday.


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