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It was ‘far out’ to be in Nimbin again for the 50th celebration of the Aquarius Festival.
The vibrant and lively Nimbin Aquarius Festival caravan, adorned with an array of bells, whistles, and rainbow flags, made its way to the Channon Craft Market this past Sunday, marking a momentous celebration of both the Aquarius 50th Anniversary.
It was 1973 and people around the world were looking at how to live, how to create community, and how to dream a new future. In Australia, the Nimbin Aquarius Festival was an expression of these ideas and tomorrow marks the start of the Nimbin Aquarius 50 Festival.
On Tuesday Council voted to write to Janelle Saffin MP, Kevin Hogan MP and Minister for the Arts & Tourism Ben Franklin MLC, requesting financial support for the Nimbin Aquarius Festival organisers to hold the 50th anniversary event in May.
Over a thousand people attended the day-long gathering to mark Mother’s Day and the 45th anniversary of the Nimbin Aquarius Festival at the Channon Market on Sunday.
The Nimbin Aquarius Festival of 1973 marked a watershed in Australian popular history. It was a heady time that would have far-reaching affects both locally and nationally.
Al Basch, a long-standing local, will be channeling the former Beatle in this year’s inaugural Aquarius Legends competition, which will feature tribute artists celebrating counterculture icons who provided the soundtrack of the changing times.
New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.
There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.
The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.
Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.