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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

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Spellbound at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

Marquees overflowed in yet again another feast for book lovers at the 2014 Byron Bay Writers Festival. Cultural urges were satisified as leading lights in fiction and non fiction, current affairs and the arts got up close and personal with their audience. Video Sharon Shostak

‘Biggest’ writers festival opens in Byron

This year's Byron Bay Writers Festival will be the biggest ever, according to festival chairperson Chris Hanley at last night's official opening.

Time travelling at the festival

Clare Wright, winner of the 2014 Stella Prize for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, will join an esteemed lineup of history writers at the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

Desire at the world’s hard edge

’They say every hero has to leave home, but what those first steps are like I’m yet to know,’ reads the first line of Jessie Cole’s second novel, Deeper Water.

Commercialising the digger myth

It’s about time a book like this came along, as a counterweight to the bronzed Anzac hero-worship culture that engenders a lop-sided, jingoistic view of Australia’s armed forces – Review by Russell Eldridge.

And so it begins…

This weekend will see the Byron Bay Writers Festival in all it's glory – We spoke to festival chair Chris Hanley and festival director Edwina Johnson about what was in store.

Asphyxia pulls the strings of delight

Circus performer, artist and puppeteer, and now author, Asphyxia is best known as the creator of the puppets the Grimstones.

The haunting of Poe Ballantine

On his first trip to Australlia, American author Poe Ballantine will discuss his lauded true-crime memoir Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, in conversation with Richard Fidler on Friday at the Byron Community Centre Theatre.

Writers Festival volunteers get ready

Story and photo Eve Jeffery The Byron Bay Writers Festival simply would not happen without the generous time, energy and dedication given by the volunteers...

Women, words and wisdom

A cast of fabulous women will provide a prominent voice at this year’s Byron Bay Writers’ Festival as they take on issues, big and small.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...