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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Rous County Dam

Jo Faith, Newtown Strong objections to the proposed development of this dam have been articulated by the Indigenous Heritage First...

19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

A 19-year-old Tweed Heads South man faces a string of charges related to car theft on the Northern Rivers.

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

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Writers Festival launch membership drive

Byron Writers Festival’s 2021 membership drive will run throughout the month of February, with prizes from some of the region’s most-loved businesses.

Writers festival looking for authors and illustrators

Byron Writers Festival is on the lookout for published authors and illustrators local to Northern NSW who would be interested in joining the StoryBoard program.

Writers on the Road coming to Ballina

Writers on the Road, the free Byron Writers Festival touring program, is exploring the new normal this year with a crew of literary mavericks.

Editorial – The rewards of being uncompromised

Happy birthday, James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987). As one of the more obscure figures who championed human rights, his activism spanned race, sexuality, and class, which contributed to major political movements of the ’60s.

Black Lives Matter address for Byron Writers Fest

One of Australia’s most eminent Indigenous academics and advocates, Prof Marcia Langton, will deliver the Byron Writers Festival 2020 Thea Astley address.

Vale Jesse Blackadder 1964 – 2020

Our cherished friend, Jesse Blackadder, died last Wednesday, six months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Byron Writers Festival 2020 cancelled

Like so many other festivals and events on the Far North Coast, the Byron Writer’s Festival has announced they will not be going ahead in 2020.

Welcome to Byron Writers Festival 2019! 

Now more than ever our world needs writers, environmentalists, poets, commentators, politicians, and artists who together can shape stories of hope, courage, and change. At Byron Writers Festival 2019 we proudly bring more than 140 writers together to create a program brimming with diverse voices.

You’ll love the Byron Writers Festival if…

Check out what's to love at the Byron Writers Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Writers Festival Satellite Event Highlights

As well as appearing in the main Festival program, selected writers and thinkers will feature in Byron Writers Festival’s program of separately ticketed Satellite Events that will have you laughing, crying, chin-stroking, and truly inspired. 

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.