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December 9, 2021

Tommy’s off to the Archies

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Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

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New COVID exposure site on the Gold Coast

Queensland Health says that a public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations on the Gold Coast.

Strong start to cricket season for Byron Bay

Byron Bay remain undefeated after four games, and sit on top of the Coastal League competition after beating Bangalow last Saturday at the Cavanbah Centre.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Dogs need control

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Legal aid funding inadequate, say Law Council of Australia

The nation’s top law advocacy group is calling on the government for adequately resourced Legal Aid Offices, owing to unmet demand for the service.

More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

Liesel Arden’s portrait of Byron identity Tommy Franklin has been entered into the Archibald Prize.
Liesel Arden’s portrait of Byron identity Tommy Franklin has been entered into the Archibald Prize.

Fingers crossed – Liesel Arden’s entry to the Archibald Prize was submitted last week, and it is a portrait of Tommy Franklin.

Liesel says, ‘I met Tommy through an event about a year ago and, like most people, was struck by his energy and ability to radiate positivity. At the time I was a struggling emerging painter swimming in a cold dark pool of artist’s block. I knew what I wanted and I also understood my capacity to achieve it but somehow I felt as though I didn’t deserve success in my painting.

‘This portrait is my best work yet and has taken me places I never thought I would go’.


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