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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

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Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

Stories about "Falls Festival Byron Bay":

Festival of COVID-19

Oliver Dunne, Byron Bay In the past few days, the NSW government appears to have changed direction on managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, this...

Billinudgel Nature Reserve expands

Over 37.15ha of ecologically significant land has been gifted to the Billinudgel Nature Reserve by North Byron Parklands.

Festival tents headed for Cobargo

Inspired to help after fires raged through Cobargo on the NSW south coast, youth worker Nicqui Yazdi has assembled a crew to assist impacted residents.

Parklands wins permanent approval for Splendour, Falls

Falls and Splendour in the Grass festivals will have a permanent home and an increase in size after the state’s Independent Planning Commission signed-off on a $42-million development application for North Byron Parklands. The approval will see both Splendour and Falls increase in size to 50,000 and 35,000 punters respectively .

Sixth annual Falls Festival wrapped up smoothly

It was more than just a music festival for the 17,000 patrons, that included 15,000 campers, at the sixth annual Falls Music and Arts Festival held at North Byron Parklands between the 31 December and January 2.

Falls swings into gear – and New Year

Preparations for the sixth annual Falls Music & Arts Festival Byron are in full swing: campers began arriving over the weekend, the festival is set to start later today and runs until January 2.

Howling at Falls

A Byron record shop will be curating a dedicated stage for local acts at this year’s Falls Festival, to be held at North Parklands in Yelgun over New Year.

Nick Cunningham to play Falls Byron by popular vote.

Local Byron singer songwriter Nick Cunningham has scored the spot on the Falls Byron line-up for this year after thousands of votes were cast for the Foster A Band competition.

Healing divides starts with a song

Inspiration can hit you at some of the most unusual moments and the chorus for what was to become Row Back the Levy by Aine Tyrrell and Cara Robinson certainly met the brief.

Juice WRLD, Dizzee Rascal and Cut Copy for Falls

Falls Festival has released its second line-up announcement, with Chicago-based rapper Juice WRLD, grime kingpin Dizzee Rascal and electro legends Cut Copy added to the list.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their...