The North Coast Environment Council has given its prestigious Triumph Over Greed Award to Ian Gaillard on behalf of the Bentley Protectors and all those who supported the Bentley blockade. Watch video
VIDEO: Thousands of high-school leavers have descended on Byron Bay for the annual Schoolies Week celebrations. Volunteers at the Schoolies Hub are being kept busy looking after their safety and putting a smile on their faces.
VIDEO: The biggest little town in Australia came alive with sound and colour at the weekend for the seventh annual Mullum Music Festival, when the town puts on the ritz in the only way it knows how.
Ballina celebrated its river and beachside heritage at the weekend with its annual Prawn Festival. The festival featured a street parade, music, markets and competitions such as prawn shelling. Video Sharon Shostak
Thousands flooded into the Mullumbimby showgrounds at the weekend to enjoy a slice of country life at the annual Mullumbimby show.
Thousands of people from communities across the northern rivers descended on Lismore on Saturday to declare their region a gasfield free zone. If anyone wants to know the exact numbers, feel free to count the faces in our pictures.
The fourth annual Byron Bay Surf Festival at the weekend celebrated surfing culture in classic Byron Bay style with hundreds of locals and visitors enjoying the spring sunshine to explore displays, workshops and music, and the release of a rescued... Read More →
The Byron Bay Rugby Union - Rugby 7s, has been an annual event since 1990. During its 25 years it has attracted teams from the local area, country NSW, Sydney, and from nations such as Fiji, New Zealand, New Guinea and New Caledonia.
Hundreds of Nimbin residents angered at recent police raids in the town turned out to protest peacefully against them, with a march along the main street and a 'smoke-in' outside the town's police station on Saturday.
A series of art master classes gave visitors to the Tweed an opportunity to work with prominent artists over the weekend.
Two enterprising locals Ilona Harker and Victoria Spring have co-curated a community arts project that invites participants to create a quirky chandelier from donated, found and often broken trinkets.
Video: Bearing placards, including 'There is no Planet B', hundreds of people of all ages marched through Lismore on Sunday against the government's position on climate change.
Hundreds of people went through the doors of Bangalow's historic A and I Hall on Saturday for a look at some of the region's most innovative and inspiring sustainable small-house designs and discovered that in many ways, small is beautiful.
Shearwater Steiner School's annual Spring Fair on Saturday was a hive of activity for young and old alike and featured music throughout the day by students from the Mullumbimby school, including a performance by popular The Voice contestants Gabriel and Cecilia.
The People in the Park rally and march in Ballina on Sunday gave voice to many widespread concerns about unpopular Abbott government policies. People of different ages and backgrounds are protesting for the first time in their lives over issues such as the environment, education and detention of children.
Classical music buffs from the northern rivers and much further afield enjoyed three days of concerts and chamber music by nationally and internationall acclaimed performers during the annual Bangalow Music Festival at the historic A and I Hall.
The inaugural Brunswick Heads Pet Show on Sunday proved a winner with scores of people and their pets taking part. Video Sharon Shostak
Marquees overflowed in yet again another feast for book lovers at the 2014 Byron Bay Writers Festival. Cultural urges were satisified as leading lights in fiction and non fiction, current affairs and the arts got up close and personal with their audience. Video Sharon Shostak
Punters and organisers at Splendour in the Grass gave a big thumbs up after a successful festival. Traffic and access problems have been ironed out and further improvements at the site and an impressive lineup made for a great event.
Ballina’s annual festival of all things comestible showcases local restaurants, cafes, food producers, wineries, breweries and cottage industries.
This weekend's Gym for All contest in Byron Bay included participants aged from five to 82. And the old, while not quite gold, did walk away with silver.
Iconic actor Tony Barry spent the weekend at Mullumbimby's Drill Hall Theatre coaching a group of people, drawn together by their shared desire for social change, to create their own agit-prop theatre pieces.
North coast artist Hamish Graham was disabled by an accident in 2005 but taught himself to paint again and is now showing his first exhibition.
Mullumbimby Market has been supporting the local historical society for quarter of a century. This weekend it broke out the birthday cake. Watch the video.
The north coast's 'biggest little' public school celebrated the era that fashion forgot with a funky fete on Saturday. Watch the video