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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

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Patti Smith puts money where her mouth is to help flood victims

Iconic New York poet and performer Patti Smith not only gave the audience more than they bargained for during her weekend performances at Bluesfest, she also donated $10,000 to northern rivers appeal Rise Above The Flood.

Lumineers the most streamed Bluesfest band

American folk rock band The Lumineers lead the pack nationwide as the most streamed Bluesfest artist, according to online music service Spotify.

Coffee at Blues

You might be wondering what it takes to supply coffee at Bluesfest. The coffee, cups, grinders and machines are supplied by Bun Coffee, a local outfit whose coffee roasting business is located in Byron Bay.

Bluesfest loves Lucy

Over the years, Bluesfest has unearthed some impressive talent. One such star on the rise is singer/songwriter Lucy Gallant, who has just returned from...

Mythen-ology at Blues

Irish Mythen is an Irish-born Canadian contemporary folk singer/songwriter. Her last two shows in the northern rivers were embraced by crowds who were quickly converted...

Women of Blues

Bluesfest is world renowned for having many inimitable artists on the bill, each and every year, who happen to be women.

Music with Hart

In 1999 Beth Hart rose to fame with the release of her single LA Song from her second album Screamin’ for my Supper. It’s...

The irrepressible Rickie Lee

Rickie Lee Jones has a career that spans five decades. This two-time Grammy winner came to worldwide attention with Chuck E’s in Love and...

The Gospel According to St Paul

The charismatic lead singer Paul Janeway from St Paul and The Broken Bones takes five minutes to share with us some of the music...

Suffer for your blues

Their performance at New Orleans Jazzfest 2016 was hailed as one of the best of the event. And now it’s Bluesfest’s turn in 2017. The...

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.