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Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

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Sleepbus service opens in Ballina

Sleepbus, the innovative solution for rough sleepers, has opened in Ballina after relocating from Byron Bay.

Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

Lismore skate ramp on the move

Tomorrow the vertical skate ramp from Victoria Street in Lismore will be transported by road to Nimbin, to a private property.

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

Four killed in Wardell crash

The small riverine village of Wardell was the scene of an early morning crash that killed four people on the weekend.

Punishment

There is a justice problem in criminal assault cases if a person who claims to have been assaulted makes...

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Precious egg found in Byron’s hinterland

A giant crystal amethyst from south Brazil called ‘The Cocoon’ has arrived at the Crystal Castle, after a year of planning, logistics, engineering and artistry.

Crystal Castle unveils rare giant crystal

Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, the well-known tourist destination in Byron Bay’s hinterland, has just unveiled 'The Cocoon', a rare 3-tonne amethyst cave, marking its first major installation in five years.

Crystal Castle unveils dragon egg

A brand-new treasure has been unveiled at the Crystal Castle – a rare Uruguayan Amethyst dragon egg.

Rescued from slavery: Ramesh’s tale

Young children who are born into some of the poorest countries are the target of slave traders.While it’s common it’s also heart wrenching; each child’s story is different and compelling.

Toni Childs to headline Rebuild Nepal concert

Eighteen months on from the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, which claimed nearly 9,000 lives and left 3.5 million homeless, efforts to repair the physical and emotional damage continue.

Crystal Guardians ‘the tallest in the world’

Crystal Castle’s ‘managing dreamer’ Naren King officially unveiled what he says are the tallest crystals in the known world last week. They have been called the Crystal Guardians, and have travelled all the way from Uruguay.

Monumental rocks head for the hinterland

Estimated to be 120 million years old, two of the world’s largest known crystals have a new home at the Crystal Castle in Byron’s hinterland.

Lindt Café manager memorialised at Crystal Castle

On the anniversary of the death of Lindt Café manager Tori Johnson in the Martin Place siege, Tori’s father Ken has reflected on his son’s bravery and his own journey of remembrance, which included erecting a Japanese gate in his memory at Crystal Castle.

Toni Childs sings for Nepal

Toni Childs, the award-winning singer/songwriter, was in Nepal just days before the first earthquake struck and immediately started organising a benefit concert to raise funds to rebuild Nepal, with Naren and Sono King, owners of Crystal Castle.

Day of the Dead comes to life at Crystal Castle

On Sunday people from across the northern rivers made a pilgrimage to Crystal Castle to remember family members or friends who have died in a way that goes beyond the usual religious blandishments.

Time to go? The costly impact of climate change on the housing hip pocket

Jennifer Woods had lived in Wagga Wagga her whole life, a single parent of four children, a social worker and no stranger to what life on a floodplain might throw the way of anyone living there: the town has learnt to cope with floods – 60 have been registered since Federation.

More than 80 new Tweed Hospital jobs

The Northern NSW Local Health District is advertising more than 80 full time equivalent roles at the new Tweed Valley Hospital, due to open in mid-May. 

Silence broken on gender pay gaps

The exposure of the gender pay gaps in large Australian organisations is a turning point for gender equality, but more must be done to hold employers to account, says a University of South Australia researcher.

Sleepbus service opens in Ballina

Sleepbus, the innovative solution for rough sleepers, has opened in Ballina after relocating from Byron Bay.