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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Native Title declared on Evans Head after 25-year fight

Last week the court met on Evans Head, where 52 small parcels of land covering a total of 7.2 square kilometres were given native title.

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

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Government fails to support dying at home in Northern Rivers

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Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Rous County Dam

Jo Faith, Newtown Strong objections to the proposed development of this dam have been articulated by the Indigenous Heritage First...

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Stories about "Bluesfest 2015":

Blues through red eyes

As Michael Franti said in Monday's final manic rap (wrap) session: 'I love Bluesfest. It reminds me every year of the power of music.'

Bluesfest acts inspire 100,000 people

The 26th annual Bluesfest, which drew more than 100,000 people to its Tyagarah site over the Easter weekend and featured almost 1,000 performers in 89 bands, wrapped up last night, with organisers and performers hailing it a big success.

Blues extra: a visual feast

Echo drudges have been having way too much fun at Bluesfest and we can't stop spreading the joy. Darren Coyne has been traversing the byways and mud puddles of the Bluesfest back roads.

Bluesfest day 3: Humpday in the rain

Humpday at the 2015 Bluesfest saw yet another series of stellar performances from across the globe and Blues couture go all placky poncho.

Crowds pour in to catch Bluesfest stars

Crowds, rather than rain, started pouring into Bluesfest this afternoon for the Saturday highlights including global Latino stars the Gipsy Kings and Rodrigo y Gabriela. kickass US soul band Alabama Shakes, Irish crooner Hozier and Scottish balladeer Paolo Nutini.

Bluesfest day 2: the long Good Friday

Day 2 started in style at Crossroads with Keb Mo putting the blues back into Bluesfest. I only caught the latter part of his set but was blue that I didn’t catch the lot.

Day 1: Let there be Bluesfest

After a Welcome to Country by Delta Kay, dances by the Arakwal mob and warm words from festival director Peter Noble, seven performance stages went off at the 26th Bluesfest.

There’s a Boy & Bear in there

Boy & Bear may have formed in 2009, but by 2011 the group had bagged an impressive five ARIAs for Moonfire, garnering Best Group, Album of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist Single & Album.

Bluesfest loses two, gains three

With the loss of Lenny Kravitz and Ben Howard from their Thursday line-up, Bluesfest’s organisers have gone back to the drawing board, turning the night into an Australian talent showcase.

Doing What He Loves

This year Bluesfest presents one of the hottest up-and-coming acts on the planet – 23-year-old Hunter Hayes, direct from the US on his first Australian sojourn.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.