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June 19, 2024

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Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

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Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Arnold’s tourism role recognised

If tourism is the lifeblood of the Byron Shire, then Cameron Arnold is one of its key haematologists.

Occupiers of North Lismore buybacks report no eviction past deadline

Supporters of people occupying otherwise empty bought-back houses in North Lismore say Monday passed peacefully without any eviction attempts.

The stuff of stars

Australia’s favourite gathering of astronomers, space enthusiasts and science-forward friends is finally back again in 2024. The organisers are bringing back many of the speakers they had planned before the pandemic cancelled the last event.

Wiggle it for the solstice

A full moon ‘Winter Wiggle’ is on Saturday as the solstice tribe connect. They will be rocking Durrumbul Hall from 6pm till midnight with local legendary DJs: Pob, Halo, Ria Listic and 4 Eyes; plus special guests Daddy Issues  – making a road trip from the Central Coast; and Avaxa – will be slipping in a wiggle in her world festival schedule, flying up from Melbourne.

Sunshine brings football back to the Northern Rivers

After weeks of relentless rain washing out every game, the sunny days of June have allowed local football to...

Byron Writers Festival 2024

Immerse yourself in a world of literary magic at Australia’s favourite regional meeting place of storytelling and ideas – Byron Writers Festival, 9–11 August at Bangalow Showground. Prepare to be captivated by renowned authors, thought-provoking discussions and inspiring Workshops and Feature Events.

Welcoming new Artistic Director Jessica Alice, this year’s Byron Writers Festival showcases the theme ‘From the ground up’ and will feature international bestsellers Trent Dalton and Jane Harper; acclaimed writer and farmer Bruce Pascoe; Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan; Irish novelist Caoilinn Hughes; PEN award-winning author and poet Nam Le; playwright and novelist Suzie Miller; investigative journalist and debut novelist Louise Milligan; and local speculative fiction writer Mykaela Saunders. The full program of more than 100 writers, thinkers and commentators to be revealed on 19 June.

On this page you can find news and articles highlighting what’s on at this year’s Byron Writers Festival and, once it is published, the official festival program.

For more information, the program and tickets visit byronwritersfestival.com/festival.

Byron Writers Festival locals’ passes on sale June 13

Byron Writers Festival and First National Byron have  partnered again to offer Sunday Locals Passes.

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Interview with Sean Turnell and Ma Thida ahead of their May...

Sean Turnell, author of An Unlikely Prisoner, and Ma Thida, activist and author of A-Maze, join together for an intimate conversation with Mick O’Regan about their time in Myanmar’s notorious Insein Prison.

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First guests revealed for Byron Writers Fest

The first wave of authors set to grace the Byron Writers Festival stages for the 2024 event have been announced.

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First guests revealed for Byron Writers Fest

The first wave of authors set to grace the Byron Writers Festival stages for the 2024 event have been announced.

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New artistic director for Byron Writers Festival 

Jessica Alice has been appointed by the Byron Writers Festival board as the festival’s new artistic director. 

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Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

Byron Council candidates jostle for position

It was the type of motion that comes up at Byron Council quite regularly – a broad, uncontroversial political statement that is unlikely to make a difference in the grand scheme of things. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: PFAS-ed Off

Whenever a cloudy day hits Mullumbimby we all know it’s only a matter of time before someone’s on a community Facebook group warning people about chemtrails. I’ve sat in a Meet the Candidates and heard an audience member ask an MP what they are going to do about chemtrails and watched them squirm.

Mullum phone tower

In response to Paul Taylor re: the Mullum phone tower.  Paul, perhaps you might gain more understanding of ‘belligerent mobs’ if you looked a bit...