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Lil Nas X to ring in the new year at Falls Byron

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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

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New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.

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Connecting youth at the Quad

Connect Northern Rivers will be hosting a youth-focused event at the Lismore Quad on Wednesday, 8 February from 3.30...

Choose your own (piano) adventure

The audience ‘chooses its own musical adventure’ determining the playlist from a selection of works by composers ranging from J. S. Bach, Frederic Chopin and Claude Debussy to George Gershwin, Bill Evans – and more. A list of musical choices will be made available on the day, and audience members can submit their choices via their phone.

Forget red meat, red seaweed might be the vital food needed on our plates

Seaweed farming might hold the key to massive improvements in carbon sequestration, biodiversity loss and food security say Queensland researchers.

Lil Nas X at Falls Festival

Falls  Festival Byron have released set times – and the genre-smashing, culture shifting Lil Nas X will bring in the new year from the main stage. 

Lil Nas X is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality who gained his fame in 2019 with the release of his country rap single, Old Town Road. He was the most-nominated male artist at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards where he won awards for Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Old Town Road earned him two MTV Video Music Awards, including Song of the Year and the American Music Award for Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Song. He is also the first openly LGBTQ Black artist to win a Country Music Association award.

British superstar band, The Arctic Monkeys, will close up the festival from the main stage on 2 January. The dress up theme for New Year’s Eve is ‘Falls  Formal’ so don your schmick suits and tasteful taffeta to join Lil Nas X for a massive midnight countdown.  

Find all your ticket and artists info for Falls at: fallsfestival.com.

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Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

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