Tue, 26/09/2023 - 22:00

Dear Faculty:

Due to concerns expressed by the students, parents, and staff, you are invited to attend a mandatory emergency mental health fair in the amphitheater on Friday at 4:15 p.m.

Faculty will enjoy complimentary cotton candy, popcorn, and balloons while roving jugglers and mariachis provide entertainment. Renowned motivational speaker Chip Sunshine will guide faculty through a ninety-minute journey of self-discovery titled “Keeping It Together: Reaffirming Your Love for Teaching,” which will remind faculty that students are the lifeblood of this school, and no sacrifice is too great if just one student can find value in their college experience.

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Dear Faculty:

Due to budgetary constraints, we have had to scale back the upcoming faculty mental health fair.

“Keeping It Together for Three More Weeks: How to Think of Your Suffering as Penance for All the Awful Things You’ve Probably Done” will now take place a week from Wednesday in the basement of the main gymnasium next to the room with the broken pool pump. Please note the change of title and location.

Tue, 26/09/2023 - 20:48
German Dependence On China

So, the German central banks noted that 29% of German companies import essential parts and materials from China.

Multiple industries. China, much like the US, but even more so, let China pick up, among other things, much of the tool making industry, especially those related to auto manufacture.



When you consider this is an absolute terms and not relative, it’s even worse.

Tue, 26/09/2023 - 20:16

In 1983, the BBC’s Riverside programme interviewed Tony Wilson to discuss the opening of a new nightclub. ‘Why bother?’ The interviewer asks. Wilson, looking every bit like a film noir detective in a suit and Stetson, responds in typical Wilsonian fashion. ‘Why bother? Well, it’s necessary for any period to build its cathedrals. It’s necessary […]

Tue, 26/09/2023 - 20:02
This Tuesday report will provide some insights into life for a westerner (me) who is working for several months at Kyoto University in Japan. Well I am back in Kyoto for several months and it is hot and humid – unseasonally so really. And bushfires are already causing havoc in Australia just as Winter has…
Tue, 26/09/2023 - 13:42

SHE Will Rock You, a roof-raising tribute to daring divas, comes to Grafton’s Saraton Theatre on Friday 6 October and there’s two double passes up for grabs to readers of News Of The Area. She Will Rock You, starring Cynthia Gallie, is a two-hour rockumentary that tells the stories in live, onstage performance with narration...

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Tue, 26/09/2023 - 13:38

TWO Coffs Coast bands have won through to the semi-finals of Schools Spectacular Surround Sound music competition. Blind Pretty representing Coffs Harbour Senior College and The Jam Jar representing Woolgoolga High School will compete amongst eight NSW bands at Schools Spectacular. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message...

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Tue, 26/09/2023 - 13:35

A DOCUMENTARY depicting and detailing the precarious endurance of Bellingen’s Video Connection store is becoming a national success. Director and producer Simone Atallah, who hails from Gumbaynggirr Country herself, filmed and interviewed the store’s owner, Rod O’Hara to create the short documentary called Return Chute: The Survival of a Small Town Video Store. The teaser...

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Tue, 26/09/2023 - 13:32

ON SATURDAY September 23, members of the Australian Communist Party and the Community Union Defence League (CUDL) from across NSW will come to Coffs Harbour to fight against the housing crisis. They will door knock around the areas perceived to have the greatest need and operate a stall in the middle of Coffs Central to...

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Tue, 26/09/2023 - 13:24

THE COFFS Quilters and Needlecraft (CQ&N) group is holding its Zone Day on Thursday 28 September 9am at Cavanbah Hall, and everyone’s invited. A traditionally well-attended annual event, it gives members a chance to display the items they have been making such as embroidery, knitting, crocheting, felting, spinning, weaving and bag making. Advertise with News...

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Tue, 26/09/2023 - 13:20

PRIME Minister Anthony Albanese received a surprise gift during his visit to Coffs Harbour to open Yarrila Place. The National Parks Association had requested that City of Coffs Harbour Councillor Jonathan Cassell make a small presentation in the form of a local Gumbaynggirr designed koala (Dunggiirr) t-shirt to the Prime Minister, to highlight the ongoing...

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Tue, 26/09/2023 - 13:16

ARBORGREEN, a leading tree planting, horticulture and erosion control supply company has become a sponsor for Bellingen-based international environmental charity OzGREEN. The gold sponsorship will support OzGREEN’s work with young people on the North and Mid North Coast of NSW to plant trees, revegetate riverbanks and participate in environmental education activities and events. Advertise with...

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Tue, 26/09/2023 - 13:14

WOOLGOOLGA District Orchid Society’s much-loved annual Orchid Show and Garden Expo has grown to become a two-day event. The free show is open to the public on Saturday, September 30 at 9.00am to 3.00pm, and Sunday October 1, from 9.00am to 2.30pm. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business....

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Tue, 26/09/2023 - 10:07
Taylor Swift’s new post urging her followers to register to vote has led to record-breaking voter registration numbers. At least 157,041 eligible voters visited the registration site in one day, including a 115% increase in 18-year-old registrations. — No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 25, 2023
Tue, 26/09/2023 - 10:06

Workers at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne have voted up a new enterprise agreement, ending 16 months of bargaining that saw strikes for the first time in the 93-year-old anti-poverty charity’s history.

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