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Jimeoin, Blake Pavey and Mandy Nolan Headline Show To Raise Money for Koala Homes

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Jimeoin, Blake Pavey and Mandy Nolan Headline Show To Raise Money for Koala Homes

 

Get ready to ROFL as comedy legends Jimeoin, Blake Pavey and Mandy Nolan join forces to host Koala Roast, a one-off comedy night to raise funds for Bangalow Koalas  to plant more trees to create koala habitat.

The event will be an unforgettable evening of laughter, with each performer bringing their unique style and banter to help Bangalow Koalas reach its target of planting 500,000 trees by 2025.  300,000 trees have already been planted to create a wildlife corridor across the Northern Rivers of NSW. Jimeoin, Blake and Mandy all share a passion for environmental conservation and love for our furry friends, with each performer donating their time to help.

Blake Pavey is a talented comedian known for his wit and resilience, turning his terminal illness into a source of laughter with nearly a million followers on Tik Tok. “Koalas are like the face of Australia so it’s key we protect these iconic little fellas. Combining comedy with conservation is a win-win. Let’s have a few laughs to encourage everyone to do what they can to help.”

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Koala Roast, Bangalow.

Internationally acclaimed comedian known for his off-beat humour and hilarious take on everyday life, Jimeoin is raring to go, “Laughter is universal and has the power to bring people together to create positive change. I can’t wait to have a bit of a craic and team up with Blake and Mandy to help raise money and ensure my kids and generations to come can enjoy these animals in their natural habitat.”

Mandy Nolan, a beloved Northern Rivers comedian and Greens candidate said, “I’m excited to share a stage with these legends. I hope we can combine our talents to protect Koalas and their habitat while delivering the laughs.  Mandy will introduce her protege, Alexandra Hudson to the stage.  Alexandra’s comedy is about her experiences as a disabled woman and her observations about the mostly foreign non-disabled world she lives in.

ALL money raised from Koala Roast will go directly to Bangalow Koalas to help save these much loved animals from the brink of extinction.

Tickets are $45 and are available at www.bangalowkoalas.com.au/

 

Koala Roast details

Where: Bangalow A&I Hall, Station Street, Bangalow 2479

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2023

Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm (performance 7 to 9pm)

Tickets: From $45 available at www.bangalowkoalas.com.au/

 

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Northern Rivers Koala Hospital needs funding: Urgent appeal for support

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Northern Rivers Koala Hospital needs funding: Urgent appeal for support

 

By Sarah Waters

Koalas are becoming an increasingly rare sight in NSW and the one organisation that is dedicated solely to their care in the Northern Rivers is desperately trying to keep operating as normal.

The Northern Rivers Koala Hospital, operated by Friends of the Koala, has made an urgent plea for financial support.

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A decline in donations and available funding has threatened the hospital’s ability to operate effectively.

The hospital is specifically designed for the medical treatment of koalas and is the only wildlife hospital in NSW licensed to vaccinate all treated koalas against Chlamydia – the number one cause of death for koalas in the Northern Rivers.

General manager of Friends of the Koala Silva Everaers said more than 350 Koalas are treated at the hospital each year.

“From July last year we’ve seen a 20 per cent increase in koalas coming in, versus the year before,” Ms Everaers said.

“It will continue to increase as the threats to koalas are increasing with climate change, natural disasters, habitat being destroyed causing more koalas on the road, which leads to car hits, dog attacks and more diseases due to stress.

“So that’s obviously concerning, and it has been really, really busy for our volunteers rescuing and caring for them,” she said.

The Northern Rivers Koala Hospital was formed in 2019 and is part of the wider Friends of the Koala (FOK) organisation.

The FOK organisation receives government grants for certain projects including a recent grant to vaccinate 300 koalas against chlamydia.

But no government money is received for the operational cost of the koala hospital.

General Manager of Friends of the Koala and Northern Rivers Koala Hospital Silva Everaers

General Manager of Friends of the Koala Silva Everaers

Half a million dollars needs to be raised by Friends of the Koala each year to cover the hospital’s annual operating expenses.

It is set up with diagnostic and treatment tools including ultrasounds, x-rays, a blood bank, as well as surgical and pathology equipment to provide specialised 24/7 veterinary care to koalas.

Until more funds become available the hospital may not be able to continue in its current capacity.

Ms Everaers said the priority was to keep the hospital funded and veterinary staff paid.

“That really is where the research and the magic happens,” she said.

“We work with over 300 volunteers, who do an absolutely incredible job rescuing and rehabilitating the koalas treated in our hospital, and because of that we are able to keep operational costs really, really low.

“But we can’t do it without financial support, in the end, there’s medicine, veterinary staff, the equipment we need, research facilities – it’s not free.”

Friends of the Koala have set up a special donation drive, appealing to the public’s generosity to help keep the hospital in operation and maintain their high standards of care.

Anyone with a heart for wildlife, including business owners and philanthropists, can become a ‘Friend of the Northern Rivers Koala Hospital’ at: friendsofthekoala.org or support by donating to the organisation.

Friends of the Koala are a grassroots organisation with more than 35 years of experience working on critical, on-the-ground activities to conserve habitat and protect koalas individually and as a species.

It originated as a charity focused on planting trees but has evolved into a multifaceted organisation that also provides 24/7 koala rescue, medical treatment, research, advocacy and community education.

Friends of the Koala has successfully rehabilitated and released over 2000 koalas back into the wild since its inception.

The Northern Rivers is home to one of the last significant, genetically diverse koala populations.

 

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ANDY GOLLEDGE BAND – ‘YOUNG, DUMB & WILD’ ALBUM TOUR

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ANDY GOLLEDGE BAND – ‘YOUNG, DUMB & WILD’ ALBUM TOUR

 

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable musical adventure as the Andy Golledge Band embarks on their ‘Young, Dumb & Wild’ Album Tour 2024. Slated for release on April 19, 2024, the album captures the essence of life’s transitions, celebrating the beauty of ageing, the excitement of new love, and the thrill of exploring new environments.

The title track, ‘Young, Dumb & Wild,’ stands out as a powerful anthem that transcends superficial notions of youth to delve into the core of creative freedom. This single follows the earlier release of ‘Country Band’ in late 2023, a lively road trip anthem that celebrates the many forms of love in various relationships. Together, the tracks weave a seamless narrative, encapsulating the highs and lows of life’s twists and turns.

Andy Golledge, a prominent figure in the Australian alt-country scene, aims to deliver a mature and cohesive experience with this album, showcasing his unique ‘Alt-Country-esque Dad Rock’ style. Following the success of his debut album, ‘Strength of a Queen,’ which won ‘Best Independent Country Album/EP’ at the AIR Awards 2023, Andy Golledge continues to make waves in the music scene. His debut album charted impressively on ARIA’s Top Vinyl Albums and Australian Country Albums, earning nominations at the ARIA Awards 2022 and CMAA Golden Guitar Awards 2023.

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An Andy Golledge show promises to be both exhilarating and unpredictable. The band features some of the most respected musicians in the Australian alt-country/Americana scene, including Leroy Lee (guitar/vocals), Caitlin Harnett (banjo/vocals), Nick Ryan (bass), and Josh Piltz (drums). Their performances range from tender moments that bring tears to rollicking numbers that make you dance wildly.

Don’t miss the chance to experience the spectacle of the ‘Young, Dumb & Wild’ Album Tour. Grab your tickets now and pre-order the album, available with exclusive merch bundles you won’t want to miss!

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When – Friday 24th of May at 6:30pm
  • Where – Bangalow Bowlo
  • Price – from $33.40
  • TicketsAvailable here.

 

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Rifle Range Road Upgrade

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Rifle Range Road Upgrade

 

Commencing this Monday, May 20th, the eagerly awaited Rifle Range Road intersection upgrade in Bangalow will kick off, following a brief delay last month attributed to unforeseen approvals needed from Transport for NSW, now successfully resolved.

Expressing gratitude for the community’s understanding during the setback, Phil Holloway, Council’s Director of Infrastructure Services, underscored the significance of this project for Bangalow. The upgrade encompasses various enhancements such as the widening of Lismore Road, drainage improvements, establishment of new bus bays and shelters on both Lismore Road and Rifle Range Road, and the creation of picturesque, shared paths connecting the bus bays to Tristania Street.

Beginning Monday, construction crews will mobilize on-site to commence the works, necessitating traffic diversion to Raftons Road via Keith Street or Leslie Street.

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Mr. Holloway outlined the works program, indicating that certain periods will entail road closures at the Rifle Range Road and Lismore Road intersection, with detours in place. Advanced notice will be provided through information boards, yet all users of Rifle Range Road and Lismore Road should anticipate delays and alternate routes.

Here’s what you need to know about the works program:

  • Intersection Closure: The intersection of Rifle Range Road and Lismore Road in Bangalow will be inaccessible to all traffic, barring emergency services. This closure facilitates:
    • Elevation of the road.
    • Reconstruction of the intersection.
    • Installation of culverts under Lismore Road.

This substantial undertaking is made possible through funding contributions from the NSW Government, Australian Government, and Byron Shire Council.

For regular updates on the project’s progress, interested parties are encouraged to visit the dedicated ‘Rifle Range Road upgrade‘ page on Council’s website.

 

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