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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Ten Tweed Community Clubs donate $32,000 for sick babies

New equipment to help provide urgent medical care for sick babies and infants has arrived at the Tweed Valley Hospital, thanks to a generous donation to Our Kids from Tweed Community Clubs.

Young readers well catered for with contemporary books and rising stars

This year’s festival features some of the buzziest young authors, including Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull with a new novel called The Work. Lee will appear alongside zeitgeisty author Jessie Tu with The Honeyeater.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Byron Bay

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

David – ‘self-hating Jew’

I am overwhelmed by the vitriol hurled at the 'self-hating Jew' David Heilpern by the letter writers in last...

‘Whisky and Smoke’ dining experience

On Saturday 20th July, North Byron Hotel will host an open-fire event ‘Whisky and Smoke’, where chef of the moment Pip...

Regen Ag program on offer

Farm entrepreneurs in agrifood, agtech or agriwaste who are in start-up, or scale-up mode, are encouraged to apply for a eight-week, fully funded accelerator program at the Byron Community College.

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Seas The Day returning to Kingscliff

Surfing Australia has announced the return of Seas The Day for its second year running. The world’s largest female participation surf event will take place over 22-23 June at Kingscliff Beach.

It’s a biggest little town festival! 

Supporters, performers, and volunteers gathered to launch the Mullum Laneways Festival 2024 last Friday. 

Major cinema and televisual arts festival is coming to the Gold Coast

The Australian Academy presents the inaugural AACTA Festival. With more than 70 film, television, music, gaming, pop culture and family events coming to the Gold Coast. The...

Two dead and 70 charged at Sydney music festivals

After two deaths – both confirmed to have been at the Knockout festival – NSW police say that there were more than 70 people charged with drug offences at two Sydney music events held on Saturday.

There’s festivals and there’s festivals…

The finishing touches are being put on to the Splendour site as they get ready to rock!

Law & Order: Special Nimbin Unit

One could have been mistaken for thinking the speakers at last night's Lismore Council meeting were in a court of law after the clearly hostile grilling they received from certain councillors in the chamber.

World Environment Day festival in Knox Park

The Caldera Environment Centre is hosting a World Environment Day festival event in Knox Park, Murwillumbah in July.

Time to dream your dreams of the future…

The Aquarius Festival was born out of the counterculture of the 1960s and 70s and as  Graeme Dunstan, director of the Aquarius Festival said, ‘We were cooking the counterculture of the time’.

Stone & Wood DA seeks to hold two festivals a year

Local brewing company, Stone & Wood, is looking to expand the festival activities at its facility in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate.

Dunoon’s got a little bit of the blues

Post-COVID and floods, music is slowly creepy crawling back out of the woodwork and the Dunoon Village Blues Festival is the latest event making a day of it.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.