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The time for climate action has come – today protect Styx Valley

The Bob Brown Foundation has returned to Tasmania’s native forests frontline with a commitment to defend critical carbon-storehouses while the government contributes to the global climate and extinction crises.

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Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

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Another Lismore COVID case

Lismore has seen one new case of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 26 October.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Does Casino want to live with a thermal waste ‘solution’?

The residents of the Richmond Valley LGA have had seven weeks to simmer over the possibility of a waste...

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

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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.

Does Casino want to live with a thermal waste ‘solution’?

The residents of the Richmond Valley LGA have had seven weeks to simmer over the possibility of a waste incinerator coming to town. At the...

Dangerous driving and assault – Tugun

Police are appealing for information regarding an alleged assault at the Pacific Motorway, Tugun on September 25.

Do COVID vaccines affect male fertility?

Vaccines do have side effects, but there are some social-media users peddling myths that COVID-19 vaccines cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction.

Another Lismore COVID case

Lismore has seen one new case of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 26 October.