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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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Man charged over sexual assault – Bondi Beach

NSW Police say that after a report was made in the Tweed/Byron district, a man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in Sydney’s east last year.

Long COVID may deal “lifelong disability” if no action taken says new research

Review finds long COVID effects major systems similar to chronic fatigue syndrome, POTS and other disorders.

Land values are up

Large parts of the North Coast may have gone under during the 2022 floods, but they appear to have done little to dampen land values for much of the region.

Interested in starting a business along the Tweed rail trail?

People interested in starting a business along the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail can now register their interest in joining the Rail Trail Partner Program.

Shroom Bros

Two pieces of delightful trivia about Shroom Brothers’ Andrew Mohanu: the Romanian town where he was born was about...

For Tony Barry

The Drill Hall Theatre Company’s season of Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling is dedicated to the memory...

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Falls Festival 2020 cancelled

Falls Festival management has announced the festival will not be going ahead in 2020.

Falls Festival gives to RFS

Falls Festival will donate $20 from every ticket sold to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) until midnight of Christmas Eve. 

Falls Festival adds locals to lineup

Falls Festival​, held at the North Byron Parklands in Yelgun over New Year's eve, has announced its latest acts for the December – January festival.

Residents group urge limits on large fest site

Two residents groups are urging the public to attend an upcoming meeting by a government agency to hear community’s concerns over allowing a Yelgun...

Yelgun festival site up for final determination

The State Significant application for a permanent home for music, arts and cultural events in northern NSW by North Byron Parklands, home to Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival, has been referred to  independent Planning Commission (IPC) for final determination.

Big Yelgun festival site plans on display – up to 50,000 flagged

The government has put plans up for a permanent home for the North Byron Parklands, home to Splendour in the Grass and the Falls Festival.

Vote for your favourite local band to play at Falls Festival

Emerging acts from the Northern Rivers are being given the chance to take centre stage at this years 25th Falls Festival through the 'foster a band' concept.

Festival extension approved at Parklands

North Byron Parklands, home to Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass, has been granted a 20-month extension to its five-year trial by the independent Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).

Byron Falls ends with a splash

This season's Falls Festival closed with a splash in the wee hours this morning as Alison Wonderland sent the crowd on its way and thousand of punters were cleaned and refreshed with a spot of rain.

Yelgun is not Byron Bay…

Angela McDermott, Suffolk Park. Dear Falls Festival, when are you going to stop calling Yelgun, Byron Bay?

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.