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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

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‘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?

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Brisbane’s COVID-19 community case update – Alpha variant confirmed

Queensland Health says that genome sequencing results have confirmed the Brisbane COVID-19 case reported on Sunday (20 June) is the Alpha variant.

Refugee rally in Lismore this week

The Lismore office of the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, will be the site of a rally this week to protest the passing of the new Migration Amendment Bill.

MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and...

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Public meeting hears of festival site’s expansion plans

A public meeting held by the Independent Planning Commission this week heard that North Byron Parklands wants to see 50,000 patrons at Splendour, 35,000 punters at Falls as well as up to 25,000 at three other events during the year.

Catch the local acts at Falls

Local Northern Rivers musicians, DJs, circus acts and comedians have been confirmed to perform at this year’s Falls Music and Arts Festival over NYE.

Students get musical, thanks to Falls

Mullumbimby Public School is now able to purchase musical instruments to continue to establish a school band thanks to donations from the The Byron Falls Music & Arts Festival.

Locals to get first dibs on extra Falls Festival tickets

Falls Festival Byron Bay is set to share its fortune with the region’s residents. After receiving an increase in capacity it has announced it will give North Coast residents a head start on ticket sales. And it’s added six new acts to its Byron bill.

Falls festival site yet to be approved

The Falls Festival line up that was recently announced and is scheduled for the North Byron Parklands site in Yelgun from December 31 to January 2 (20118) does not yet have approval for any events after December 31 2017.

Festival site seeks trial extension

With North Byron Parklands (Parklands) now in its final year of operation under the current trial approval from the Department of Planning and Environment it is seeking a 20-month extension while simultaneously asking for an expansion.

46 arrests but ‘no major incidents’ at Falls

Police report that a ‘user-pays’ system was utilised to provide the 24-hour police presence at this year’s Falls Festival. They estimated at 23,000 patrons per day passed through the gates, with 18,500 of those being on-site campers.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: the circle of life

Nothing makes you feel older than going to a music festival. Earlier this week I immersed myself in a sea of side boob, front...

Music in the Middle

Here’s a band clearly with an abundance of ideas, the bravery to step beyond standard structures and the creative ability to interweave a pathway...

Festival site owners take government to court

Owners of the North Byron Parklands festival site have defended their decision to take the NSW planning minister to court to seek permanent event approvals from the state government instead of Byron Shire Council.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...