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Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

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Byron Council candidates jostle for position

It was the type of motion that comes up at Byron Council quite regularly – a broad, uncontroversial political statement that is unlikely to make a difference in the grand scheme of things. 

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Supporting women’s mental health in Ballina

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, and one in five women compared to one in eight men suffer from mental ill health or disorder.

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

Arnold’s tourism role recognised

If tourism is the lifeblood of the Byron Shire, then Cameron Arnold is one of its key haematologists.

Stories about "Bluesfest 2016":

Bluefest blasts off – day 1

Yesterday the 27th edition of Bluesfest kicked off at Tyagarah – I did write an epic story about how awesome it was, but it got wiped as I was saving it – grrrrrrr.

Fantastic Mr Negrito

Having blown up at SXSW, impressing industry and fans alike, Fantastic Negrito is an exciting and poignant artist not only creating quality, stirring R&B and blues music, but living and standing for the heart of the blues…

Loving the Kaleo diet

Bluesfest festival director Peter Noble discovered Kaleo on a recent trip to their home country Iceland and couldn’t wait to introduce the four-piece band to Bluesfest audiences.

Meet Mick Fleetwood

Having to interview Mick Fleetwood was a bit nerve-wracking. The stories that surround the man are bigger than the man himself. And he’s something like six foot six.

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton plays Blues

Eve Jeffery – Blind Boy Paxton may only be in his 20s but get ready to be transported back to the 1920s by this young gun, who may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet.

And the award goes to…

The Countdown is now on to the 27th Byron Bay Bluesfest. On 26 January festival director Peter Noble, who ironically describes himself as ‘an old angry motherfucker!’ was awarded the very prestigious OAM – Order of Australia medal for his services to the music industry.

Bluesfest wins top tourism award as extra big lineup announced

Byron Bay Bluesfest, which has just announced its latest lineup for its star-studded bill next year, has won the award for major festivals and events at the 2015 NSW Tourism Awards.

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over and over again. They do...

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead acid battery has been transferred...

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.