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SES issues Minor Flood warning for Lismore

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Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe...

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

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Tweed people face the clearest possible choice at the state election on March 28.

A vote for the National Party is a vote for Geoff Provest’s pro-fracking, pro-CSG agenda to expand coal seam gas mining across the north coast.

A vote for the Nationals is a vote for privatising your electricity assets, causing higher electricity bills and giving away vital revenue needed for funding teachers, nurses and police.

Mr Provest voted in the parliament to support cuts to health, cuts to education and cuts to TAFE.

Mr Provest has also supported the renewal of coal seam gas licences on the north coast.

Only a Labor government would keep your electricity assets in public hands and properly invest in infrastructure and services in the Tweed.

A vote for Labor is a vote for a $211 million upgrade of Tweed Hospital, $40 million for a high school at Pottsville and a permanent ban on coal seam gas mining on the North Coast.

A vote for Geoff Provest and the Nationals is a vote for selling electricity assets with no proceeds to be spent in the Tweed, expanding coal seam gas mining and more cuts to education and health services.

Ron Goodman, Tweed Labor candidate 

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