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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

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Interview with Steve banks

Steve Banks and The Sidemen are back for an intimate, partially-unplugged show at the Brunswick Picture House in Brunswick Heads on Saturday, July 6. The Sidemen – Jeff Burstin, Mike Mills, Grant Gerathy, Tony Slavich and Geoff Wright – are heading into a new venue, with new songs and a new format.

Ballina MP mostly welcomes state budget announcements

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed some of Labor’s funding announcements in last week’s state budget, including a new Fire and Rescue station for Byron Bay and more firies.

Finding freedom concert for refugees June 30

More than 80 Northern Rivers singers and musicians will perform on June 30 at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall in a massive fundraiser to help settle refugee families in the region.

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.

Lismore starts a global wave of peace

A global wave of peace was started in Lismore on Sunday when 50 locals gathered to make a human peace sign. 

Dirty Three with Eleanor Jawurlngali

New expanses to create. New music to share. The legendary trio Dirty Three are coming to The Green Room, Byron.

 Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads

The Tweed’s National Party councillor’s bizarre attack against Council regarding its addressing the unlawful parts of the operations of a water-mining business is made even more bizarre when he warns the actions of Council are similar to those that saw the council sacked.

Such a claim is a most blatant untruth considering the facts are when this councillor was at the helm of Council at the time it was sacked after a major finding of the inquiry into Council found a substantial slush-fund of developer and big business dollars had been set up to purchase a developer compliant group of councillors.

Hence, the similarities could not be more extreme and further from the truth. Indeed, what is extremely concerning is that we have councillors who are promoting spin to support the unlawful parts of water-mining operations in our shire with the message to operators that it’s alright, mate, to breach conditions of approval and licence requirements.

So do these councillors review the extensive documented evidence of the lawlessness of this industry and choose to ignore the requirements of elected representatives to act within the law, and are they advocating a lawless society?


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