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March 5, 2024

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They’re just a Teenage Fanclub, baby

Teenage Fanclub will return to Australia in March performing their first live shows down under since 2019. The renowned Glasgow five-piece – led by founding members Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley, with drummer Francis Macdonald, bassist Dave McGowan and keyboardist Euros Childs – will perform in Byron Bay on Tuesday, 12 March. The tour celebrates the band’s upcoming 12th studio album, Nothing Lasts Forever – set for release in September.

Other News

Ballina bus interchange upgrade starts in one week

Ballina Shire Council will be upgrading the Tamar Street Bus Interchange in Ballina’s CBD from Monday 11 March.

Interview with L.A.B ahead of Bluesfest

Following on from a year that has seen them sell-out tours in the States and Europe, L.A.B will soon return to Byron Bay Bluesfest with a new album ready to go. After winning Best Group, Best Song and Best Album two years in a row at the New Zealand Music Awards, taking out Best Record at the 2022 Rolling Stone Awards and being voted New Zealand’s Best Live Act by Radio New Zealand, L.A.B are on fire. L.A.B’s eclectic mix of reggae, blues, funk, rock and electronica creates a sound entirely their own, and one that we love. On vocals and guitar, Joel Shadbolt chatted with Seven about crossing the Tasman to play in Byron at Easter.

Byron Bay cyclists take on Yamba road race

Two Byron Bay Cycle Club (BBCC) members joined riders from the Clarence Valley for Yamba Cycling Club’s first road...

People becoming severely ill at home due to heat

People experiencing financial and social disadvantage are struggling to keep their homes cool in summer and becoming seriously unwell from the heat, new ACOSS research has found.

Incoming holiday letting rules discriminatory, say residents

Byron Bay resident, Catherine Henniker, told The Echo she lives in one of the parts of the town that has been deemed ‘365 nights for short-term holiday lets’, under new state government rules to be introduced in September.

Byron Bay set to play Lennox Head to decide second-grade premiership

Byron Bay and Lennox Head will face each other in this year’s grand final of the Far North Coast...

Relaying thanks

On behalf of the Cancer Council NSW Far North Coast Regional Office I wish to thank everyone that participated and supported Ballina Shire Relay For Life 2011 staged at Kingsford Smith Park.

This year’s Relay For Life was an outstanding success – when over 100 Survivors and Carers led the first lap of honour at 3pm around the oval they became the symbol of hope, courage and determination to all of us who are working in our community to help fight cancer and build stronger cancer-smart communities.

The day’s activities throughout Saturday were enjoyed by 72  teams and 858 participants, many of whom pitched a tent to enjoy the whole relay experience and the entertainment provided by many local musicians.

A fantastic atmosphere of fun and friendship was contributed by everyone involved including a battle of the bands, best decorated baton, Miss Relay … not to mention the walking, talking and making new and old friends around the oval.  This event was a success because the participants made sure they had fun on the day – thank you to each and every one who took such a positive approach to what was on offer.

We at the Cancer Council are honoured to have such a dedicated group of volunteers lead by the Relay chair Kim Vincent. The whole committee worked tirelessly to attend to the detail required at the event but also ensured that the event was a wonderful experience for all in attendance.

The Relay For Life experience is an emotional rollercoaster, from laughter and fun to tears and reflection.  The Candlelight Ceremony of HOPE was beautifully presented and a truly moving experience – as participants lined the track with candles that represent lives both lost and saved.

On behalf of the Cancer Council NSW Far North Coast Regional Office our sincere thanks to our organising committee, the 71 teams, our generous sponsors, those that provided goods and services and to the many, many supporters who helped make this an outstanding event.

If you missed Relay For Life Ballina Shire this year, please make sure you don’t miss the 2012 Ballina Shire Relay For Life.

Sandra Rowan, regional programs coordinator, Cancer Council NSW – Far North Coast


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Interview with L.A.B ahead of Bluesfest

Following on from a year that has seen them sell-out tours in the States and Europe, L.A.B will soon return to Byron Bay Bluesfest with a new album ready to go. After winning Best Group, Best Song and Best Album two years in a row at the New Zealand Music Awards, taking out Best Record at the 2022 Rolling Stone Awards and being voted New Zealand’s Best Live Act by Radio New Zealand, L.A.B are on fire. L.A.B’s eclectic mix of reggae, blues, funk, rock and electronica creates a sound entirely their own, and one that we love. On vocals and guitar, Joel Shadbolt chatted with Seven about crossing the Tasman to play in Byron at Easter.

Byron Bay cyclists take on Yamba road race

Two Byron Bay Cycle Club (BBCC) members joined riders from the Clarence Valley for Yamba Cycling Club’s first road race of the season, the...

Byron Bay set to play Lennox Head to decide second-grade premiership

Byron Bay and Lennox Head will face each other in this year’s grand final of the Far North Coast Cricket Council’s Coastal League after...

Byron Bay Boardriders was Australia’s top club in 2023 and is vying to win another national final this weekend

The Byron Bay Boardriders (BBB) are brimming with positive energy after winning Surfing Australia’s 'Club of the Year' award last week in Bondi, and...