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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

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Keeping the Outback alive with patronage

We do love the sunburnt country on our wide brown land, but businesses are falling by the wayside as travellers bypass small towns, or worse, stop to spend a penny but not a few dollars.

Another fire ant nest at Wardell

Fire ants were located at Wardell, south of Ballina on Thursday, July 11 as part of the fire ant response to a previous detection of the fire ants in Wardell in January this year. 

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

They’re back!

Stone & Wood’s popular Murbah Open Day is back on Saturday, August 3 – they are celebrating a decade of boutique brews and community. Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah Brewery will open its doors from 11am to 5pm, inviting locals and brew lovers from near and far to enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes experience, with guided tours running throughout the day offering an exclusive insight into the brewing and packaging process.

Power from the barrel of a gun

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's immediate reaction to the assassination attempt on US presidential candidate Donald Trump was that there was 'no place for violence in the democratic process', but this is the latest in a very long line of incidents which prove otherwise.

Regen Ag program on offer

Farm entrepreneurs in agrifood, agtech or agriwaste who are in start-up, or scale-up mode, are encouraged to apply for a eight-week, fully funded accelerator program at the Byron Community College.

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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...

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.