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March 8, 2021

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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Sun soaked with genuine country nostalgia, The Mountains blur the lines between surf, folk and country to deliver well-rounded warm tunes reminiscent of the golden age of country music with their own Australiana flavour added for good measure.

The Sydney four-piece, made up of longtime friends Peter Avard, Josh Piltz, Aaron (Biggie) Ballentyne and Matty Took, exhibits a laidback approach to songwriting, taking in inspiration from beach towns and rolling hills. Lead singer Pete has the ability to take you to a coastal town and back again all within a nicely arranged pop song.

The last twelve months have seen the band support local and international acts such as Justin Townes Earle, The Rubens, Delta Riggs and Ruby Boots. The boys then hit the studio with producer WILLSON in the summer of 2012/13 to record their Country Doors EP out later this year, which features lead single Loose Jaw, a finger-picking, foot-stomping hoedown of a track and the first to showcase Matty Took’s Banjo and harmonies.

You can see them this Friday at the Treehouse on Belongil – Byron Bay.








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