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April 15, 2021

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Beach Hotel gets a $6m makeover

Owners of the Beach Hotel, Moelis, say they undertook extensive repairs and updates to the tune of around $6m after COVID-19 forced closure and limited trading last year.

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Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Beach Hotel gets a $6m makeover

Owners of the Beach Hotel, Moelis, say they undertook extensive repairs and updates to the tune of around $6m after COVID-19 forced closure and limited trading last year.

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Yes, the whale migration is happening on the east coast from the Southern Ocean. Yes, another whale passing the Gold Coast got trapped in a damn shark net. Thank goodness the whale is now free and didn’t drown like others have in the past (mainly calves). 

Byron Shire refused to have these killing nets placed on their beaches – congratulations – you have saved numerous sea creatures from a miserable death.

When I started with Sea Shepherd I discovered that there are 40 beaches that are netted and baited with drum lines in estuaries on the Gold Coast and that they have been that way for 45 years.

Queensland, it’s time to get rid of these killing contraptions for the sake of all sea creatures – now. 

Paul Brecht

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