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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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GemLife’s seniors’ housing estate (again) and more Ballina Council 2024 court action

A conciliation conference between the Ballina Shire Council and developers wanting to build a seniors’ resort-style estate in West Ballina is to happen in less than three weeks.

Friday arvo beers

Stone & Wood’s Byron HQ has a 31-tank brewery, so locals and visitors can have both their Stone &...

New programs and plenty of tennis have flowed from tennis court upgrades in Suffolk Park

Suffolk Park Tennis is in full swing after court enhancements and the introduction of a full program since then. The...

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?

Cartoon of the week – 21 February, 2024

Send to Letters Editor Aslan Shand, email: [email protected], fax: 6684 1719 or mail to The Letters Editor, The Echo, 6 Village Way, Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW, Australia.

Byron: flats and highrise?

Where are the residents of Byron Bay who are concerned about where we live and the changes afoot? At...

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Secret Sounds cancels New Year’s Falls Festival

Byron Shire-ites loved it and hated it, but we got used to having it around and it became part of the Byron Shire landscape, but this morning organisers Secret Sounds have announced that there will be no 2023/2024 outing for Falls Festival.

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.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?