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A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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The fight for patient ratios and safety continues

As nurses and midwives around the country fight for better staff-to-patient ratios the union decided to strike again on Wednesday.

From Margaret River to Byron to save veterans

William ‘Will’ Burnett served in the RAAF for ten years in logistics and ended his career as a well-established physical training Instructor. After his discharge, on his return from the Middle East, his mental health declined and he struggled through the clinical health system.

Roots, reggae and hip hop

Since topping the charts on Triple J’s Unearthed for the seventh time, The Lyrical has become the rising star of...

Concern over Belongil Creek fish kill event

An investigation is underway into a fill kill event in Belongil Creek earlier this month.

Connecting people with pots

The Federal pre-Xmas Ceramic Market is the ideal place to find that special handmade, local and lovely piece of...

Plenty of competition in Bangalow Summer 6s as finals loom

Bend it Like Benji have taken a hold on first place of the men’s Pool A ladder of the...

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100,000 punters flock to Bluesfest

By the time Tom Jones sang out ‘It’s Not Unusual’ at 10 o’clock last night more than 100,000 people had passed through the gates of this year’s 27th annual Bluesfest at Byron Bay.

Bunny Sunday Bluesfest day 4

Sunday saw some of the Bluesfest big guns roll out – Jackson Browne played a massive one and a half hour set as did...

Man’s death at Bluesfest ‘not suspicious’

A 44-year-old man from the Tweed region was found dead in a car at the Bluesfest site at Tyagarah on Saturday.

Seasoned festival snapper souled right out

Veteran Echonetdaily photographer Jeff Dawson has probably caught more performers in the act up close at Bluesfest than you can think of, and much more than most of his peers on the job this year.

Bluesfest hump day and the rain came

It wouldn't be Bluesfest if we didn't get a bit of rain and at the halfway point yesterday afternoon, the heavens open to hear the sweet tunes drifting up from Tyagarah and the rain fell.

Getting into the groove: Blues day 2

Day two was freakin' awesome. The Arakwal Jingi Walla (welcome), was a highlight of the day. There were just too many incredible musos to name them...

Festival punters forced to walk a long way home

Hundreds of Bluesfest punters were forced to walk home to towns around Byron shire early this morning after buses they expected after the festival highlight act ended never showed up.

Boomerang joins Bluesfest

The global indigenous arts and cultural festival Boomerang is happening within Bluesfest this year.

The biggest challenge getting to Bluesfest each year…

The biggest challenge getting to Bluesfest each year…

Bluesfest defends Eagles of Death Metal over social media attacks

Bluesfest director Peter Noble has hit out at detractors of the band Eagles of Death Metal, and defended removing attacks on them from the event’s forum page.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...