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Byron Bay cyclists take on Yamba road race

Two Byron Bay Cycle Club (BBCC) members joined riders from the Clarence Valley for Yamba Cycling Club’s first road...

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Government convenes Coastal Water Safety Roundtable today

NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib will lead an expert roundtable looking at how more lives can be saved on NSW beaches after more than a dozen coastal drownings this summer.

Byron Bay cyclists take on Yamba road race

Two Byron Bay Cycle Club (BBCC) members joined riders from the Clarence Valley for Yamba Cycling Club’s first road...

Incoming holiday letting rules discriminatory, say residents 

Byron Bay resident, Catherine Henniker, told The Echo she lives in one of the parts of the town that has been deemed ‘365 nights for short-term holiday lets’, under new state government rules to be introduced in September.

Spies like them

The Dunkley by-election is done and dusted, with Advance's fear campaign failing to fire, and Labor's primary vote actually increasing. The swing to the Liberals on preferences came from right wing voters not having anyone crazier to vote for this time, with UAP and One Nation out of the race. Meanwhile another question continues to be raised; which Australian politician was secretly working for a hostile foreign power, and when?

Ballina bus interchange upgrade starts in one week

Ballina Shire Council will be upgrading the Tamar Street Bus Interchange in Ballina’s CBD from Monday 11 March.

Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

Tyagarah Beach will remain a clothes-optional location until at least June 30, after the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) bowed to a concerted campaign from the local naturist community.

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Surf films make a splash at Byron Bay Film Festival

Surfing is a central part of Byron Bay’s identity and this year’s surf films are certain to bring the whole community together in a celebration of athleticism, wild seas and sheer joy in our exquisite environment.

Short films grace the screen from Oct 21

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is back from October 21 to 30 with a ten-day program of premieres, panels and parties.

Byron Film Fest returns Oct 23

The Byron Bay International Film Festival returns in 2020 with a special edition hybrid festival to include select cinema screenings, a competition for independent filmmakers, and a unique virtual reality experience.

Punters pack Palace for BBFF opening

Paul Ireland’s gritty re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and the promise of a ritzy party drew 250 film lovers and social butterflies to Palace Cinemas on Friday evening for the Opening Night of the Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF).

Byron film fest program is now online

The full program for the Byron Bay Film Festival is now available online, introducing a stellar showcase of over 155 films.

Film captures acid messiah’s life and final trip

Digby Hildreth Timothy Leary’s advocacy of LSD and other psychotropic substances led to his being labelled ‘the most dangerous man in America’ by Richard Nixon. A...

Love lights up the festival screen, makes magic happen

Love. You may believe, a la John Lennon, that it’s all you need. Or, you may think that a wad of cash comes in handy now and again too. We need both, but it’s love that looms largest in popular culture, not least in the week around Valentines Day.

Region’s talent shines at 9th Byron Bay Film Festival

Local actors, writers and directors will be among some of the brightest stars on the Byron Bay International Film Festival horizon this year – its ninth and most ambitious incarnation to date.

Lights, camera and plenty of action

Byron Bay International Film Festival continues to draw capacity crowds to experience some cinema gems, and opening night for this year’s event on Friday was no different. A total of 226 films from 36 countries, including 43 world premieres, will be screened in 50 public sessions...

The Story of Armen Ra

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is almost upon us, bringing to our screens some cinema gems. One such film is When My Sorrow Died – The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin.

Byron Bay set to play Lennox Head to decide second-grade premiership

Byron Bay and Lennox Head will face each other in this year’s grand final of the Far North Coast Cricket Council’s Coastal League after...

Byron Bay Boardriders was Australia’s top club in 2023 and is vying to win another national final this weekend

The Byron Bay Boardriders (BBB) are brimming with positive energy after winning Surfing Australia’s 'Club of the Year' award last week in Bondi, and...

CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

Tweed health services coming closer to home

The Tweed Heads community will benefit from a range of community-based and outreach health services to be delivered under one roof on the site of the current Tweed Hospital, after hospital services transfer to the Tweed Valley Hospital later this year.