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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

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Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

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Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

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Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Stories about "MardiGrass":

Thousands of sober stoners march for drug law reform in Nimbin

Nimbin HEMP Embassy President Michael Balderstone said he was surprised at the high turn-out, given a heavy police presence on streets surrounding the rainforest village.

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Nimbin MardiGrass 2021 planning gets underway

MardiGrass 2021 is going ahead and they are planning plenty of entertainment and activism from the joint rolling comp and HEMP Olympix to the Rally for Law Reform. These will be just some of the many fun activities, pointed campaigning, music, and speakers who will be part of the festival this year.

Police surround Nimbin as MardiGrass kicks off

Nimbin's 24th MardiGrass starting today features a big lineup of celebrities and experts, including controversial broadcaster Derryn Hinch and actor Tony Barry, all urging reform of controversial cannabis laws in order to save lives and boost the country’s economy.

MardiGrass 2015

VIDEO: The wet weather made it difficult for many would-be revellers to reach the Nimbin MardiGrass on the weekend but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of those who did.

Nimbin is ready to roll with MardiGrass

Nimbin MardiGrass organisers are hoping the wet weather this weekend fails to put a dampener on the joint. They also hope the rain might slow down the expected police operation targeting drivers who may have cannabis in their system.

Drug bus targets Nimbin festival goers

Police say 86 drivers were detected driving under the influence of a prohibited drug during Nimbin's annual MardiGrass festival at the weekend.

MardiGrass comes of age

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xvgmmWpll0 The 21st annual MardiGrass and drug law reform rally at the weekend was as usual a most colourful affair with a loud message to...

Power outage in Byron Shire

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

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.