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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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Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Creative carbon capture

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

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.

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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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

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Homeless spike hits services

As the region marks Homelessness Week, a new statistical snapshot produced by local service provider Social Futures reveals that the issue has become more pressing than ever.

Pioneering wholesome community catering

It’s Wednesday lunchtime and the tables at the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre are covered in plates of delicious vegetable pot pie. About 80 hungry locals are tucking in, chatting happily as bowls of dessert begin to emerge from the kitchen.

Creating positive mental health in the community

October is mental health month and the Mullum Men’s Shed and the Repair Cafe have come together to work on positive mental health and completed the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course on Sunday.

Current position of flood funding for the Byron Shire

After more than six weeks since flood devastation, the case for category C funding for parts of Byron Shire and Burringbar have now been signed off by the NSW state government.

Byron Shire 2017 flood review meeting

While the impacts from ex-cyclone Debbie are still fresh in everyones mind Byron Shire Council and Our Earth online are coordinating a public meeting to look at how the flood response was handled and what can be done to handle it more effectively in the future.

Byron shire’s disaster recovery effort found wanting

A more effective response to the recent flood disaster could have been made for Byron shire, according to officials who met this week.

Beach Hotel raises over $10,000 for local flood victims

Over 1300 locals came and raised funds for flood victims in the Shire. The money raised will go to local flood victims via the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre (MNDC) that is connecting the Byron Shire community.

Mullum food service needs help after losing funding

Organisers who provide around 100 healthy, home-cooked meals per week to those in need say they are urgently seeking donations to continue the service.

Mullumbimby conmen mentioned in parliament

The case of two conmen who have been signing up unsuspecting ‘students’ to dodgy courses outside the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre, revealed by Echonetdaily earlier this week, has been raised in federal parliament.

Scammers targeting Neighbourhood Centre users

At least two men have been loitering around the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre touting a dodgy online course they claim will ‘help people get a qualification and improve their standard of living,’ according to the centre's manager.

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.