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February 3, 2023

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Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

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$3 million for regional news outlets in NSW

The NSW government has announced a new $3 million fund to assist regional communities to have access to trusted news sources covering the stories that matter.

Greyhound nightmare

Has the greyhound racing industry no shame? The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has condemned an invasive and painful greyhound breeding...

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.

Controversial development that would dwarf Uki under appeal in L&EC – Tweed Nightcap Village MO

The contentious Nightcap Village $39M multiple occupancy development near Uki, promoted by Pete Evans, will have its appeal to the Land & Environment Court against the NRPP's refusal heard from 9 February.

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

Shara Gardens volunteer Ralph Johnson can't believe the size of his zucchini.
Shara Gardens volunteer Ralph Johnson can’t believe the size of his zucchini.

Shara Gardens volunteer Ralph Johnson is thrilled with the size of his giant zucchini, especially when you consider how quickly it’s sprung up.

Just three years ago, the 1600 square metre plot of land was a sea of tall grass with one path cutting through the middle.

The community garden at Ocean Shores has since undergone a major transformation.

Shara Gardens is now a place to meet, greet and eat.

It has a rotunda providing shade, a tool shed, the tree orchard is flowering and raised garden beds bear fruits and vegetables.

Plans are underway to build a children’s playground and private garden plots will soon be available.

To make the next transformation, the Gardens committee seeks volunteers – and they don’t all have to be gardeners: committee members, sign writers and webmasters (or mistresses) are all called for.

The group is also a registered provider for work for dole, so if you are motivated to work with friendly people in a garden environment, you can nominate them for your work for dole activity.

Community workdays are Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30am onwards and everyone is welcome.

For more information contact Louis Pavlin 0401 662511 or email [email protected]


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