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April 22, 2024

They got the Dojo Rise

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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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Tweed Council wants your ideas on future sports facilities

Tweed Council is looking for feedback from residents about future plans for sport and recreation in the area.

Save Wallum now

The Save Wallum campaign has been ongoing and a strong presence of concerned conservationists are on site at Brunswick...

A grim commemoration

US President Jo Biden, responding to a question, made the comment that the US is considering the dropping of...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Shopping Centres Scare Me

I feel trapped. There isn’t a single time I attend where I don’t check my proximity to the exits, or imagine what I’d do if there was a fire, or worse, a shooter. The sense of being enclosed is unnatural, I can’t tell what time of day it is, I lose my sense of direction. It’s designed to be disorienting. It feels otherworldly. And never in a good way. They are designed to make you stay longer. They are by design, disorienting.

Third village for Alstonville Plateau?

A proposal to assess the viability of a third village on the Alstonville Plateau was discussed at Ballina Shire Council's last meeting.

Some spending cannot be questioned

The euphemisms were flying when Australia's Defence Minister Richard Marles announced last week than an extra $50 billion would be spent on our military over the next decade, and that $72.8 billion of already announced spending would be redirected.

Dojo Rise

Adam Blesing, Sean Dedrick and Anthony Sherwood are Dojo Rise – forging their own unique footprint in the music industry, with their uplifting south coast sound; an eclectic fusion of reggae/dub, pop and indie soul.

From Aldinga, South Australia (Ngaltingga, Kaurna Yerta), Dojo Rise have been firing up dance floors ever since their first show in 2021. Influenced by modern reggae, dub, soul outfits such as Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Black Seeds, Stick Figure and L.A.B., they released their first EP in 2020, and had their debut show in 2021 with drummer Anthony Sherwood. The trio have gone on to release eight singles, a second EP ‘A Better Place’, with singles getting airplay on Triple J, Double J, ABC Radio. They have had a number of sold-out hometown shows, and festival appearances including Woodford Folk Festival 2022/23, headlined Space Jams Festival, and sold out their first-ever tour show in Brisbane.

You can catch them on Sunday at The Rails, Byron Bay.


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