The northern rivers is awash with unprecedented flooding in most areas and around 20,000 people ordered to evacuate from Lismore and townships in the Tweed.
The streets of Byron Bay were literally swarming with naked people on Sunday afternoon, as the town’s World Naked Bike Ride hit an all-time attendance record.
Story Mandy Nolan, photos Jeff Dawson Wategos turned it on on Sunday: a little swell with perfect off shore conditions. Longboards ruled. Byron Bay’s three-day, Surf Festival, drew thousands, with an outdoor cinema on Friday night as well as a... Read More →
The wings of the pelican were recently repaired as part of a rehabilitation of the Mullumbimby gateway project opposite Uncle Toms on the old Pacific Highyway.
His life truly was celebrated as much loved local Paul Barrett was sent off with a bang on Saturday – a sea of red washed the foreshore at Cabarita Beach with most dressed-up for the occasion. Family, friends and Samba Blisstas band... Read More →
This season's Falls Festival closed with a splash in the wee hours this morning as Alison Wonderland sent the crowd on its way and thousand of punters were cleaned and refreshed with a spot of rain.
The vibe was chilled yesterday at the North Byron Parklands as punters relaxed into the Falls Festival groove on day two of the three day event music and arts event.
While schoolies and police took over Byron Bay on the weekend, the community came out to play in Mullumbimby. And so did dozens and dozens of great performers and musicians from all over the world.
Many of the region’s denizens left no tombstone unturned in their effort to shock and amaze with make-up and outfits at the Brunswick Heads Public School's annual Fairtastic Halloween fundraiser on Saturday.
Byron Bay surfer and former Greens MP Ian Cohen says that personal responsibility is the key to avoiding shark attack. Mr Cohen was among hundreds of people who rallied against the proposed netting of Ballina's beaches at Lighthouse Beach yesterday.
The main tent at Sunday's Big Scrub Rainforest Day was filled to absolute capacity with half of the audience spilling out into the parklands at Rocky Creek Dam
Over the years the judges of the Simple Pleasures Photo Competition have seen more sunsets than a summer of Sundays so it was bound to happen that one year one would win – 2016 is that year.
Hundreds enjoyed Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School's Spring Fair on Saturday. Performance, crafts, workshops and food kept everyone thoroughly entertained.
The Ocean Shores Public School hall was packed last Friday evening for the annual Ocean Shores Art Expo, a show which has for 13 years drawn entries and interest from a vast distance to the north of the Byron Shire.
The Lismore Gallery was bursting at the seams last Friday evening when two shows were launched – Amanda Bromfield's Damned Whores and God's Police and the long awaited Geoff Hannah & Students In Glue and Dust We Trust.
It was a feat of imagination and determination against the elements. For a few hours on Thursday morning it looked like the 2016 Byron Writers Festival might not go ahead.
If you didn't have to get involved with buses or cops it was a wonderful weekend of music, friends, sunshine, feasts, artistic expression and youthful exuberance. And while most had an great time, quite a few hundred people did come under police notice, and their festival spirit might be just a little dampened with a future visit to court.
The Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Run was held over the weekend and dozens of delicious vehicular delights descended on Bruns for the annual even
Meatworkers will march from Oakes Oval in Lismore today in support of local jobs they say are being endangered by the live export of cattle to other countries. The march comes as Page MP Kevin Hogan has denied that live export has any impact on local jobs.
Around 2,000 people attended the inaugural Renew Fest sustainability festival at Mullumbimby Showground on Saturday (June 18) , exceeding even the organisers' expectations.
The annual Brunswick Heads Old & Gold Festival took place over the long weekend with people from far and wide turning up to riffle through treasures, pre-loved gems or just be entertained they wandered the all-town garage sale.
The local literati and glitterati packed the Mullumbimby Civic Centre on Saturday night to celebrate The Echo’s 30 years of publication and to honour some of the people who help make this region so special.
More than 12 hours after the rain had stopped, water was still rising in north Lismore and the SES sent out an emergency alert warning people they must evacuate before noon.
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Sunday saw the sun smiling on hundreds of competitors who took to the waters of the mighty Brunswick River for the annual Mullum2Bruns paddle.