St Finbarr's Catholic Primary School celebrated its 25th annual Christmas fair on Saturday, an event which has evolved into a much bigger and wider community celebration.
The annual Tweed Foodie Fest was a feast for the eyes and taste buds. Up to 30 local cafes, restaurants and food businesses showcased the Tweed as a destination for food excellence.
The three-day 2013 Mullum Music Festival lived up to its fast-growing reputation and had everything going for it.
Byron Bay's main beach and Apex Park was a hive of activity over the weekend for the third annual Byron Bay Surf Festival, which celebrated everything about surfing culture except competition.
Byron shire locals concerned about how giant chemical supplier Monsanto manipulates food resources around the world took part in a national day of action, with music, talks and information-sharing at Byron Bay's Railway Park on Saturday.
Mullumbimby is gearing up to host its first circus festival this weekend. Sharon Shostak went along to investigate.
Many felt they took a step back in time when they saw a full-size replica of one of maritime history's greatest exploration vessels, a caravel, tied up at the Ballina's Lance Ferris Wharf on the weekend.
Songs for Swags, a fundraising and awareness raising event for the homeless in Byron Bay held at main beach on Saturday, heard how the problem in the town is ever increasing.
Twenty years ago the Jephcotts' property at Brooklet was a degraded dairy farm, with just one little patch of remnant rainforest: a gully by the creek where the old farmer dumped his rubbish.
A new group is hoping to preserve the disused Murwillumbah-to-Casino rail line corridor by developing it into a rail trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, similar to others around Australia and the world.
The inaugural Living Earth Festival at Mullumbimby yesterday was a huge success with several thousand people, young and old, turning out at the town's community gardens for a taste of all things produced by the earth and community in a sustainable way. Video Sharon Shostak
The first feature film of former Mullumbimby local Kim Mordaunt and his producer partner Sylvia Wilczynski, The Rocket, opens this week in Byron Bay.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Yirrkala bark petitions that changed the way Australia related to its first peoples. So it’s fitting that Yolngu lawmen and musicians should be represented at Byron’s inaugural festival of first peoples,... Read More →
NAIDOC has changed from being a day of protest to a week of celebration. This year’s events celebrated 20 years since Mabo and 40 since the establishment of the Tent Embassy. Dcoumentary Sharon Shostak
Byron Shire’s longed for community art gallery opened on the weekend amid some controversy over the choice of name. Video Sharon Shostak
Former Mullum boy Kim Mordaunt and his producer partner Sylvia Wilczynski premiered their multi-award-winning film The Rocket at the Palace Cinema in Byron on Tuesday night, receiving a rapturous response from the hometown crowd. The comedy-drama, set in Laos, chronicles... Read More →
For the love of classical music and the beauty that is experienced through it – locally-based Amatori choir and VISA quartet are two flowerings of the passion of choir director Ian Knowles. Sharon Shostak attends a rehearsal for the quartet’s... Read More →
Video Sharon Shostak Story Luis Feliu Splendour In The Grass organisers have promised to iron out the kinks for next year after some teething problems including traffic and bus delays during its first festival held at its new site... Read More →
Hundreds of Byron Bay residents took part in the town’s gasfield-free declaration day yesterday, joining communities across the Northern Rivers who have already declared themselves against coal seam gas (CSG) exploration and mining. Street surveys conducted recently throughout Byron Bay... Read More →
When turtles, pelicans or any other marine wildlife are found in distress, fishing and plastic debris is usually the culprit. Sharon Shostak visited the ASR’s rehabilitation and education centre in Ballina during a working bee, and met some of the... Read More →
With the combination of fine weather and the Skullcandy Oz Grom happening in Lennox on the weekend, it’s no wonder the business chamber decided it was time to put on party. Sharon Shostak took a look at the action in... Read More →
He may have retired from politics but Bob Brown says he will be Green until the day he dies. This weekend he was in Kingscliff and Mullumbimby launching Dawn Walker’s campaign for Richmond and Cate Faehrmann’s senate push. He spoke... Read More →
From the Dark Ages at the Viking Village, to the light of the 19th Lismore Lantern Parade, perfect weather and an estimated 20,000 people followed the wonderful profusion of lanterns to a concert and Fiery Finale at Oakes Park. Spectators... Read More →
The inaugural TEKstar Festival, a ten-day spectacle of arts and technology, kicked off at the weekend in Byron Bay. The festival featured live digital drawing, animation, tech-inspired music and a lot more to stimulate the mind and senses. Video Sharon... Read More →
Rain and an overcast day didn’t dampen the spirits of thousands of people who descended on Brunswick Heads on Saturday for the 12th annual Old and Gold Festival. The throngs enjoyed shopping for secondhand bargains in the country’s biggest garage... Read More →