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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Adam says it’s time for a Sunday bus for north Byron Shire

As many people are aware, there is no public transport in the north of Byron Shire on Sundays, making it difficult for people, young people in particular, to get to where they want to go. Adam Luck has decided to take action on this problem. 

NSW Gov’t promises to fast-track super battery storage

State government investment in major battery projects across NSW is to be increased and fast-tracked, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe said on Wednesday.

Trains on roads

Soon we will have electric self-driving cars. The number of cars around the world could drop to ten per...

Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

Posters gone

I am writing to bring attention to a growing issue in our community – the removal of community posters....

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

Why is it a turn on to hurt us? Recent intersectional studies have shown that online misogyny and violent pornography are contributors to a sharp rise in domestic violence. In NSW alone, police attend 500 incidents every day. If there were 500 threats or incidents at banks, or to the government, we would be in a state of emergency. Instead we stop, shake our heads, we listen to good men in government speak empty words, make a few promises, and move on. If you’ve ever lived through violence, it’s pretty well what your abuser does after hitting you.

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.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron Gates (Goldcoral Pty Ltd) Land...

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.