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Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

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Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

‘The best film I ever saw!’ So wrote Ace, a contributor to London’s venerable Time Out magazine. That Ace is only twelve years old probably accounts for why I don’t entirely agree with his assessment, but it’s also a sharp indicator of Marvel’s target audience. Compared, however, to the usual tripe that is churned out in the super-hero genre, I thought it not entirely dreadful; probably because I was still on a stratospheric high after attending the first day’s play of the Lord’s test match and seeing CJL Rogers and SPD Smith give the Pommie bowlers a caning. The opening sequences contain much levity, which is only what you’d expect, given that the eponymous good guy (Paul Rudd) gets shrunk to the size of an insect in order to save the world from the villainous megalomaniac (Corey Stoll).

There are laugh-out-loud moments and, moving on from gormless rom-com lover to unshaven, ex-con bloke, Rudd is perfectly at ease in what will be his silliest but most lucrative role. But what really brought the movie to life happened in the aisles of the Swiss Cottage Odeon. A handful of young coloured boys, on the last day of the English school year, snuck into the cinema about ten minutes after the lights dropped. They were having a whale of a time until the security guards arrived.

It happened at an opportune time, for this sort of flick always gets unutterably boring when the story set-up and introduction to the characters has been done with and the action begins – ie fistfights, explosions and chasings. Some of the kids were frogmarched out while a couple of others scarpered. Rudd was zapping about in 3D doing the ridiculous stuff that passes as entertainment these days, while the fugitive film-crashers were on the toe, being hunted down by their overweight uniformed pursuers. ‘Go boys!’ I wanted to yell out.

The movie itself is yet another nail in the coffin of what we might hope for as adults.

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Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.