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September 21, 2023

Global Village and Little Splendour

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Tweed Council seeks businesses to join it’s rail trail ‘Connect Program’ 

Paying for the maintenance and providing an engaging visitor experience for the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a key aspect of Tweed Shire Council’s (TSC) Connect Program. 

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Young farmer forging ahead

Despite growing up in Sydney, James Daaboul says he has always been drawn to the idea of living on the land. A couple of years ago he turned that dream into a reality, leaving behind a stable job as a set builder and carpenter for greener pastures in the Northern Rivers.

Cycling race in Lismore this weekend to raise money for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

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Iron Gates development at Evans Head: application to ‘amend’ DA refused

The Land & Environment Court rejected an application to amend a development application for a satellite residential development at the controversial Iron Gates site at Evans Head. 

Options explored to save Bruns native habitat

Byron Council could seek federal government intervention in a last-ditch effort to protect a pocket of precious bushland in Brunswick Heads from development.

Cartoon of the week – 20 September 2023

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Cumbalum residents left wanting as estates fail to provide basic services

Plenty of housing has been built in the Ballina Shire in recent years but Cumbalum residents are still waiting for services including childcare, groceries, dog parks and decent reception.

Global Village

With the countdown to Splendour in the Grass well and truly on, the festival is thrilled to reveal the lineups for Global Village and Little Splendour.

Patrons can get ready to see, feel and experience more by journeying beyond the main stages, as an iconic selection of musicians, artists and performers wait to be discovered at Ngarindjin/ North Byron Parklands… 

Follow your higher self to The Global Village for all things transcendental and transformative, or entertain the ankle biters at Little Splendour, a secure, dedicated, magical kids’ space for dance, play and exploration.

Prepare to discover more than music at Splendour in the Grass 2023…

Manifest your best festival self and get ready to be moved as you explore the Global Village where you’ll find…

The World Stage featuring Áine Tyrrell; Ausecuma Beats; Dobby; Dubarray; Kooii; Liquidelic; Mylee Grace – and so many more!

Witness powerful traditional dances and sounds from five regional groups at the Ngarindindi Dance Ground, which is an all-new Indigenous-led program in the Global Village – featuring Mirrigingi Dancers; Birin Dancers; Gumbanynggirr Nguranga Dancers; Muggera Dancers, and; the Kinship Dancers.

Little Splendour

Little Splendour, presented by Kidzklub Australia – when tiny folk are a big deal. Get ready for a carefully curated weekend experience with everything from clay play to DJ school and bunny rabbits playing rock music (yep!)

For the crafty types, there are loads of workshops. We’re talking tie dye and puppet-making, an Indigenous art interactive sculpture workshop, clay play and there’s plenty for sporty kids, as well as a tonne of awesome kids’ rated artists.

Need a break from the kids so you can go get down at one of the main stages? There’s a babysitter for that! No, you’re not dreaming!

Running from 12pm–12am Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a fully secured area within Little Splendour is a professional Babysitting Club, run with love by Corporate Kidz Australia. Drop those little (or big) terrors off, for up to two hours, and enjoy a vino and a boogie.

Bookings are required for all children under five, head to splendourinthegrass.com for more info.

Splendour in the Grass, Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July 2023.

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