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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

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Electricity ‘fun facts’

Anonymous, Ballina I’m surprised that a part of David Lowe’s online article of March 15 slipped under the fact-check radar (‘Tamara Smith...

Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

Rise and shine!

Early morning starts are not a usual routine for chefs at the Ballina RSL Club. March was an exception when Chef Halie Welsh rallied some staff and friends together to take part in Ian Thorpe’s Laps For Life charity. A team of ten hit the Ballina Pool at 7am every day during March to raise funds For ReachOut’s Laps For Life challenge. 

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

peter-berner-yellowABC TV’s Funny man, media entertainer and radio host Peter Berner, is seriously funny. Maybe you only know Berner as host of The Einstein Factor or BackBerner, and if that’s the case you have missed out on one of the smartest standups we have. Berner is adept at tackling a broad range of subjects, from bad knees to politics to being a dad at 50.

If I had a day alone with Tony Abbott I’d… spend it listening to the Best of Bette Midler.

The problem with climate change is… having to carry an umbrella all the time… just in case.

One of my greatest strengths as a father is… a good credit history.

I am at my best… when no-one is looking.

If I got into politics the first thing I’d do is… take a helicopter ride.

The worst thing about getting older is… I’m no longer under warranty.

The best thing about getting older is… being able to be ‘old-people honest’ about everything.

When I look back at how I dressed in the 80s I think… why didn’t more people follow my lead and dress like Dave Sullivan.

People who believe in conspiracy theories… are hiding in my attic.

In my wildest dream I… get a tax refund.

I once dreamt I made love to… an alien… but it WASN’T a dream. I swear to God!

The strangest compliment I have ever had… was from a prison doctor.

The one place I wish I never went was… if I couldn’t tell my therapist I’m sure as hell not telling you.

I am often mistaken for… the guy from Breaking Bad, but usually only by people I’m selling meth to.

When I drive I… assume everyone else can’t.

When I am onstage I… am at peace.

Berner is onstage at Club Lennox this Saturday with Mandy Nolan as they present a knockout comedy dinner show.

Tickets are $65 and include a 2-course meal and are available at clublennox.com.au and at the club, 10 Stewart St, Lennox Head.

Limited tickets with a kick-off at 6.30pm. For show enquiries call 6687 4313.


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