A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.
Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.
Thousands lined the streets for the Cooly Rocks On street parade on Saturday in Coolangatta.
Fifty floats made their way from Kirra to Tweed Heads where more than 1,000 hot rods, custom cars, retro performers and bands kicked off the grande finale weekend of the annual festival.
Fans and families were treated to 11 days of live local and international rockabilly music, including Swedish aces Jack and The Bandits, who played their only Australian shows at the festival this weekend.
More than 90,000 rock n’ roll punters swarmed to the event, which ran from May 30 to June 9, an increase of over 10,000 over last year.
Festival organizers commented on the overall growing success of the event and said they would be back next year, bigger and better than ever.
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We the ‘Engaged Neighbours’, on behalf of the Suffolk Park pump track’s affected neighbours and 300–400 petitioners and letter writers, request Council NOT to continue to bulldoze the large fenced in section of Linda Vidler Parkland adjacent to Baz and Shaz’s shop, close to the houses on three sides.
With more 1,300 cars participating this year’s Cooly Rocks On, there may have been a few overheated radiators as the parade of ‘50s and ‘60s automobiles took to the streets of Coolangatta, Kirra and Tweed Heads for the Show’n’Shine.
Is there anything more beautiful than a 1962 Holden EK Special Station Wagon? Especially when it’s painted the pale blue of a perfect day and its chrome is so polished I am momentarily blinded as I negotiate my Subaru through crowded Coolangatta.
Kingscliff property developer Gales Holgins is seeking to increase truck movements by bringing in fill from the M1 road works rather than using fill from the development site. But Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association say that the impact on residents and business is too high a cost to pay.