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May 18, 2022

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Radiance Kitchen

Victoria Cosford I can imagine how radiant the smiles were when Dexter Chou and Linda Hung resumed their stall recently...

Implement reforms

In a recent heart-breaking article in The Saturday Paper discussed a 10-year-old Indigenous child’s incarceration in the notorious Don...

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Rob Marks

Rob Marks lives in the Tweed Shire, owns a small business and is running on Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party ticket for the federal seat of Richmond.

Temporary accommodation sites for flood-affected communities

The New South Wales Government has this just announced nine temporary accommodation sites across the Northern Rivers region to house flood-affected residents, with more to come.

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

The shock of Lismore

As two Bendigoians, visiting Northern NSW over the past ten days, we quite expected to see flood damage in...

Paul Barrett, founder of the Samba Blisstas. Photo Kurt Peterson
Paul Barrett, founder of the Samba Blisstas. Photo Kurt Peterson

Celebrations of the life of Samba Blisstas founder Paul Barrett will take place on February 4, 2017 from 10.30am on the beautiful grassed reserve, beachfront Cabarita Beach Hotel. Paul passed away during the early hours on January 13, 2017 at the Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane following heart failure late last year. ‘Paul’s life journey was fulfilled as a professional artist, musician, team builder and entrepreneur spanning over three decades of pure dedication. Contributing his unique magic, craft and vision, heartfelt impressions and tributes are flowing through the hearts of our communities. Saturday the 4th February the Barrett Family, Friends and Community will collectively come together to celebrate the legacy this magnificent Leader has instilled as he is celebrated for connecting and igniting the rhythms of our soul,’ shared a family friend.

Paul’s mother Bettina has released the following words in memory of her beloved son:

‘The moment you left me my heart was split in two, one side filled with memories, the other side died with you. Rest in peace my beautiful son, you fought so hard to stay. Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday. Love always Mum x’

All future events for the Samba Blisstas have been canceled inclusive of The Rails this Australia Day. 

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