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Police call for busking ban, backed by Byron mayor

Have you noticed that the streets of Byron Bay have been a less tuneful and colourful place in the past week or so?

New positive COVID-19 case at Ballina Coast High School

Update 14 October: Ballina Coast High School will reopen for staff and students on Thursday, 14 October 2021, after a member/s of the school community tested positive to...

Queensland Parliamentary Annexe disturbed by Extinction Rebellion protest

This morning, October 13, a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion disrupted the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe in Brisbane.

Thanks David

Thank you David Heilpern for elucidating so eloquently a raft of issues that succinctly cover the current political climate…...

Vaxing the community divide

Okay, so this issue is dividing our community into: ‘vaxing is great for our community’ and ‘vaxing is bad’. One...

The vaxed and non-vaxed rules of the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council says that Stage 1 of the NSW Government’s roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions will begin today, (Monday 11 October), requiring changes to some Council operations.

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Bluesfest thrills performers and punters

The festival has got off to an exciting start – Stay tuned for photos that will be uploaded throughout the Bluesfest weekend.

Bluesfest busking show-down

Last night was the Bluesfest busking finals showdown at The Beach Hotel and was quite something to see.

Blues brotherhood sticks together through thick and thin

If local band Brotherhood of the Blues needs any emotional inspiration when they step onto the stage at Bluesfest next month, they need only reflect on the ups and downs of the past two years.

Bluesfest in court over paid parking

Byron Bay’s Bluesfest has been taken to court by a frustrated ticket holder over its controversial decision to introduce parking fees at this year’s festival.

Look who’s on Bluesfest’s latest line-up announcement

Aussie icon Tash Sultana will return to Bluesfest to help celebrate its 30th Anniversary over Easter. And she'll be in good company, with three other great acts announced today.

Iggy Pop to play Byron BluesFest

Byron Bay blues will be at their best in 2019 with Iggy Pop, Norah Jones and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats being just some of the great acts that will grace the stage for the BluesFestival.

Bluesfest turns 30 and it is time to celebrate

It’s official Bluesfest has turned 30 and to celebrate that have just announced their first set of artists that will be taking to the stage during their Easter 2019 (April 18 – 22) anniversary festival.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.