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Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

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Mullum students off to parliament

During the April Easter school holidays, three Mullum High students represented the local electorates in the prestigious NSW Youth Parliament program camp.  

Ballina Council blacklists wrong tree

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No public housing in Labor’s $10b housing fund 

Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has told The Echo she expects successful projects from the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) will be announced in the coming months. 

Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

Nude freedom or not!

It appears state-run entities promoting their own ‘values’ and agenda continue to erode people’s freedom. It doesn’t matter whether...

Jagun Alliance – rebuilding Indigenous knowledge

Sustainability is intrinsic to Aboriginal cultural frameworks, all ways of being, knowing and doing. It’s about being in the right relationship with Country, and all the endemic species being in the right relationships, in the kinship Country for Country, Jagun.

Darren Sanders and Daniel Thompson

Darren Sanders and Daniel Thompson, known as The Comedian & The Cowboy, are set to bring a two-part show that will have audiences clapping and laughing along.

Darren Sanders, with over 30 years of experience in comedy, has performed in various venues worldwide, including pubs, clubs, cruise ships, and corporate events. He has appeared on TV shows such as In Melbourne Tonight, Rove Live and The Russell Gilbert Show. He has also hosted his own Late Night Chat Show on the Nine Networks GO Channel and Foxtel. Alongside comedian Garry Who, he won the Antenna Award for Best Comedy Programme for their show Talking Comics. As an actor, he has appeared in several Australian dramas and has been praised for his impeccable timing and relaxed style, allowing his jokes to flow naturally with fast-paced delivery.

Daniel Thompson, a multi-award-winning vocalist and tribute artist, has been touring Australia with his tribute to Johnny Cash for the past 15 years. He has performed on various cruises and was invited to perform with Legends In Concert, one of the world’s most respected tribute shows. Daniel grew up surrounded by music and has a warm and powerful bass-baritone voice. With nearly 30 years as a full-time professional entertainer, he is known for his commanding presence on stage and versatility as a singer and entertainer. Daniel considers himself lucky to be making a living doing what he loves.

Together, Darren Sanders and Daniel Thompson promise a unique blend of comedy and music that will entertain and delight.

The Comedian and The Cowboy are performing on Friday, June 14 at the Byron Theatre. Tickets from byroncentre.com.au.


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