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Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

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Pottsville Tavern gets extended hours as Cr Owen dismisses objections

Pottsville Tavern again applied for extended hours for the tavern which was approved, despite local opposition, to extend opening hours from 10pm, by an hour, till 11pm Monday to Sunday. 

Ballina Council blacklists wrong tree

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Students fired up for marine protection  

There is something deeply inspiring about a hall full of young humans who are passionate about saving the planet. Tired narratives about apathy and disengagement dissolve as those who are inheriting ecological wounds inflicted by past generations seek solutions and healing.

Jagun Alliance – rebuilding Indigenous knowledge

Sustainability is intrinsic to Aboriginal cultural frameworks, all ways of being, knowing and doing. It’s about being in the right relationship with Country, and all the endemic species being in the right relationships, in the kinship Country for Country, Jagun.

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Community search for Gage Wilson to continue

A community search is to continue today for missing 31-year-old Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

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Bluesfest ‘second best’ festival in NSW

This year’s 25th anniversary Bluesfest claimed silver in hot competition for NSW’s Major Festival & Event at the NSW Tourism Awards in Sydney last night, with Tamworth Country Music Festival beating it to the gold.

Blues was a blast

Not an event that will be known for its Dylan or Plant, this year's festival didn't boast an achingly awesome name, but what it did have was stages full of world class talent all weekend, says Echonetdaily photographer and entertainment guru Eve Jeffery.

Blues on the road as festival winds up

Festival-goers again faced significant queues getting off the Pacific Highway and into the Bluesfest site this year. But the worst of the traffic trouble was, and continues to be, on the Pacific Highway, where two lanes have been reduced to one coming down St Helena and at the Ewingsdale on-ramp.

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014: the video

In something of a break with tradition, this year's 25th annual Bluesfest focussed more on artists appealing to a younger crowd, including John Mayer, Devendra Banhart and perennial busker Passenger. But festival regulars were not overlooked.

Bluesfest on a sunny bunny Sunday

Another great day out at Tyagarah on Sunday for the 2014 Bluesfest with punters putting on their glad rags for Blues bunny day.

John Butler boosts Bentley blockade

Anti-gas mining campaigners at the Bentley blockade near Lismore have been buoyed by a surprise visit to the camp by several headlining Bluesfest artists.

Hump Day at Bluesfest and the winner is…

By Eve Jeffery Hump Day is the middle of the working week and the middle of the 25th edition of Bluesfest's week was a Saturday full of...

Jeff Dawson’s Bluesfest

The Byron Shire Echo's resident photographer gets up-close & personal with some of the stars, filing from his camper-trailer at the festival.

A very Good Friday at Bluesfest

Crowds swelled and music pumped as the second day of the 25th annual Byron Bay Bluesfest got underway at Tyagarah. The weather again defied the...

Bluesfest 2014 opening night

The 25th anniversary Byron Bay Bluesfest launched yesterday to clear skies and a wild, enthusiastic crowd. Festival director Peter Noble has cast a wide net once again and snared a broad audience.

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Police make arrest over Wallum protests

Save Wallum protectors, a NSW MLC and a retired magistrate have questioned the use of police resources after those supporting efforts to save rare ecological heathland in Brunswick Heads from urban development were contacted by Tweed-Byron Police Detectives.