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Ballina takes lead with anti-DV rally

More than five hundred people have rallied on the Northern Rivers along with thousands across the country calling for an end to domestic and family violence.

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Teens call for youth housing support, better transport

Local youth representatives have told Byron Shire Council that young people need their own housing advice service to help them navigate the shire’s treacherous housing market.

Celebrate a native food Christmas with Mindy Woods & Santos Organics

A time for culture and connection at the table – Santos Organics are excited to announce that Mindy Woods...

Byronian wanders down street

After a ten-year hiatus, iconic Byron cafe The Byronian (est. 1978) has returned with a new location, outside Woolies,...

Getting lost in NYE time

Get ‘Lost in Time’ on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at the Beach Hotel! As the year draws to a close, the Beach Hotel invites you to bid farewell to 2023 in style at the ‘Lost in Time’ New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events.

Solo exhibition by Judi Reynolds-Baxter

A solo exhibition of works by international and local artist Judi Reynolds-Baxter will be held at the Byron Bay Service Club this Saturday to raise funds for the Middle Earth Gardens Animal Sanctuary at Ewingsdale. There will be art for sale, monster raffles and a performance by percussion vocal group, Agapanthus.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

Stories about "Bluesfest":

Interview with Jack Johnson: A career worth having

Ahead of his Bluesfest 2024 show, last week Seven spoke to Jack Johnson from his home in Hawaii.

Is Jackie Venson the Goddess of Bluesfest?

I hadn't even heard of Jackie Venson until Bluesfest PR guru Gaynor Crawford insisted that I speak with her (Gaynor knows best!)

Bluesfest 2024 – here we go!

Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM, says it’s Bluesfest Byron Bay’s 35th birthday next Easter, and as usual they’ll be rolling out multiple artist announcements over the coming months – here’s a couple of names you might know…

RIP Robbie and Rodriguez

Two more musical giants have left us, with news yesterday of the deaths of Robbie Robertson, of The Band, and Sixto Rodriguez.

Bluesfest asked to trial small events, again

If a noise test takes place in the woods, but nobody knows it’s happening, does it still make a sound?

Byron bids farewell to a blue-sky Bluesfest

The big tops are slowly coming down, instruments are being carefully stowed back in their cases, and out-of-town punters are recovering on the beach or slowly turning their attention toward home...

Deputy Mayor does day 4 at Bluesfest

Byron Shire Deputy Mayor, Councillor Sarah Ndiaye, found herself onstage in front of thousands of screaming fans at Bluesfest yesterday when festival favourite Michael Franti invited her to come up and sing.

Day three brings on the legends at Bluesfest

Day one and two of Bluesfest had the legendary Steve Earle and day three delivered Buddy Guy and Jackson Browne.

Jackson Browne: man of my (teenage) dreams

I’m in my 60th year – I’m loving it! For example, I love all the ‘old timers’ that I know and love who are coming to Bluesfest, artists who are still going strong I might add

My apology to Daniel …UH! I mean… Nathaniel Rateliff

It’s been a wonderful run up to the 2023 Bluesfest – the festival folk have been really great lining up awesome artists to be interviewed for our entertainment pages.

Council looks to repair Mullum’s old Scout Hall

The Byron Shire Council is looking to retain a community asset, Mullumbimby's old Scout Hall, after being flood-damaged and in need of repairs.

3G networks phased out next week

The peak lobby group representing Australia's telecommunication industry announced last week it will phase out 3G networks in the region on 15 December.

Overseas nurses move to Northern Rivers to fill healthcare shortage

Sixty registered nurses from the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland are to join the Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSWLHD) before the start of next year’s clinical year. 

Labor’s hypocrisy on climate undimmed

Last week the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, delivered the Albanese Government's second annual Climate Change Statement, claiming major progress in emissions reduction while the numbers continue to scream that the opposite is true.