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Meet The Candidates in Bangalow, December 1

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Currently, if the news isn’t about COVID, it’s about the elections and vice versa.

With local Council elections coming up on December 4, The Bangalow Herald are hosting a ‘Meet The Candidates’ evening on Wednesday, December 1, at the Bangalow Bowlo from 6pm till 8pm.

BayFM journalist, Mia Armitage, will be moderating a Q&A with candidates live on stage.

Organisers say, ‘This is a community event, so feel free to stay after, share a drink and have an informal chat with our mayoral candidates and their teams’.


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