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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Comparisons

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

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Lennox artist wins People’s Choice at Archibalds

Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald has taken out the People's Choice award at this year's Archibald Prize, for his portrait of Behrouz Boochani.

Q&A with Archibald finalist Angus McDonald

Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald is a finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize for his extraordinary portrait of refugee activist and author Behrouz Boochani.

Lennox’s Angus paints Behrouz for Archibald

Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald has submitted his portrait of the author and activist Behrouz Boochani to the prestigious 2020 Archibald Prize at the...

Archibald Prize exhibition opens in Tweed

A touring exhibition of one of Australia's most famous art prizes, the Archibald Prize, opens in the Tweed Regional Gallery next Friday, 15 January.

North coast artists selected as finalists in Archies

The northern rivers is proving itself to be a hot spot for acclaimed painters, with three regional artists selected as finalists in this year’s Archibald, Wynne and Sulman art prizes.

Mungo’s Archibald entry ‘not just a portrait’

Ocean Shores artist Victor Cusack, who has entered a portrait of renowned political journalist Mungo MacCallum in this year's Archibald Prize, says he painted it primarily in honour of the veteran writer’s brilliant career.

Archibald exhibition comes to Lismore (and Byron)

For the first time in more than five years, the Archibald Prize has rolled into the Lismore Regional Gallery, with an additional 14 works from the original Archibald exhibition on display at Byron Bay’s Lone Goat Gallery

Tommy’s off to the Archies

Fingers crossed – Liesel Arden’s entry to the Archibald Prize was submitted last week, and it is a portrait of Tommy Franklin.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.