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The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning...

COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...