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MardiGrass 2015

VIDEO: The wet weather made it difficult for many would-be revellers to reach the Nimbin MardiGrass on the weekend but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of those who did.

Mullumbimby’s happy hippie reunion

VIDEO: It's more than 40 years since many of the 'old settlers' of areas such as Main Arm and Huonbrook first put down roots in the Mullumbimby region, so it's probably a surprise that last weekend saw their first ever reunion.

Bradbury film digs deep to reveal war-veteran’s demons

Award-winning documentary filmmaker David Bradbury's latest film The Crater tells the powerful story of a Vietnam war veteran's quest to find the bodies of 42 enemy soldiers he helped bury after a fierce battle. WATCH VIDEO

Byron youth rally to save centre

VIDEO: For 20 years, Byron Youth Service has run programs, courses, events and activities which have acted as an incubator for the area’s youngsters. But much of that is under threat from funding cuts, so the youngsters rallied to raise funds.

Bluesfest acts inspire 100,000 people

The 26th annual Bluesfest, which drew more than 100,000 people to its Tyagarah site over the Easter weekend and featured almost 1,000 performers in 89 bands, wrapped up last night, with organisers and performers hailing it a big success.

Byron wants a solar revolution

The push for renewable energy in Byron shire took another inspiring leap at the Byron Solar Revolution symposium on Saturday. And In a solar future, as Professor Tim Flannery told locals, Byron could be in front as the first place on the east coast to greet the sun. WATCH VIDEO

A little bit of Bentley comes to Byron Bay

VIDEO: As Saturday morning dawned, the Angel of Bentley rose over Byron Bay's Main Beach, almost a year to the day that the blockade wound up after the state government halted Metgasco's CSG drilling licence there.

Lismore tastes its first Eat the Street

Lismore’s central business district came alive on Saturday with hundreds of people enjoying the smells and taste of exotic foods served up by local restaurants at the inaugural Eat the Street Festival. WATCH VIDEO

Magic happens in the dark

The international reputation of the Byron Bay Film Festival continues to grow and grow, and is also reflected in an increasing number of entries from overseas for the big 10-day event this year. WATCH VIDEO

Sustainable farming for the future

Sustainable farming guru, Joel Salatin came to Byron Bay's The Farm on Sunday to give a sold-out presentation on how to feed the planet without destroying it. Watch the video

Hundreds rally to ‘Protect Byron’

Hundreds of people rallied in Byron Bay yesterday to protest against the proposed over-development of the town sparked by the recent controversial approval of rezoning of West Byron for hundreds of new homes. WATCH VIDEO

Flood scouting with the SES in Byron

The widespread and soaking rain of the past week caused minor flooding around Byron shire, which kept State Emergency Service units and their volunteers as well as police rescuers on standby and busy for the clean up. WATCH VIDEO

Women rise and dance to end violence

Scores of women young and old celebrated V Day at dawn on Byron Bay’s Main Beach on Valentine’s Day in an event aimed to end violence against women and girls. WATCH VIDEO

A taste of shamanic medicine and culture

VIDEO: Shamanic medicine and plant culture was the focus of the Somara Shamanic Medicine Forum held in Byron Bay yesterday. Interest in shamanic practices, which have been with us for millennia, is growing in Australia and western countries.

‘Fresh meat’ for Byron’s Bay Rollers

Byron's own roller derby team, the Bay Rollers, had their season sign-up day on Friday evening, which included the inaugural intake for the new junior league.

Byron rallies to save the Reef

VIDEO: On Sunday, as many of us were unwinding at the beach, a small but dedicated group of people gathered on the Byron Bay foreshore to protest against the imminent destruction of the Great Barrier Reef,.

Chips fly at Bruns woodchop carnival

VIDEO: The annual Brunswick Heads Woodchop carnival drew hundreds of people from all over the country to watch the big axemen and axewomen muscle it out.

Festival focuses on wellbeing

VIDEO: The annual Starlight Wellbeing Expo at Bangalow yesterday drew many people searching for something a little different to everyday life, featuring speakers on spirituality, healing, astronomy, plus Tibetan chanting, workshops, gourmet vegetarian food, music and more.

Falling in love with Falls

VIDEO Thousands of music and arts lovers from all around the world made the annual pilgrimage to the second Falls Festival to be held in Byron shire, a sold-out four-day extravaganza of chilled-out vibes and sounds from some of the edgiest Australian and overseas performers.

Tsunami-survival memories still fresh

Former Greens MLC Ian Cohen, from Broken Head, was about to start a surfing safari in Sri Lanka in 2004 when he was caught in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that killed tens of thousands of people and devastated large parts of the country.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy $70 million invested, some of...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a critical consideration. You can have...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to answer for. Many of us can...

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk Park it was to provide...