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Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

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Own nothing, go serfing

Although Sapote Brook’s Echo letter correctly stated that nothing was done at COP26 to stop global warming, nevertheless, over...

Firearms and drugs charges – Bilambil Heights

Tweed–Byron police say that a man has been charged with firearm and drug-related offences following a search...

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

Bangalow venues in need of financial help

Two of the Shire’s most well-known community spaces have come cap-in-hand to Byron Council, after suffering major income losses as a result of COVID-related public health orders.

Developers’ boon

Ballina is experiencing both a housing boom and skyrocketing prices. The developers must be loving it. But unless you’re...

Secret report reveals government ignored advice to stop logging after Black Summer fires

Following a leaked report it has become clear that independent advice to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires was ignored.

Stories about "music festivals":

Falls Fest line-up creates legacy of legacy acts

Each location has its own special featured acts and for festival-goers in Byron, this includes Tash Sultana, Thundamentals, Cosmo’s Midnight and Concrete Surfers.

Franklin fights own government over festivals

North Coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has revealed he is at odds with his own Coalition government over the state’s controversial ‘high risk’ festival policy.

Bluesfest director’s blue with state govt

Byron Bluesfest director Peter Noble has threatened to move the iconic festival interstate if the Berejiklian government refuses to withdraw its draconian new festival policy.

Music festivals ‘ignored’ with new drug laws

The state government’s crackdown on drug use at music festivals is likely to have a negative impact on the organisers of these events, including local festivals such as Falls and Splendour in the Grass, the state’s peak body for contemporary music says.

Youth given wrong message on drug safety

Graham Mathews, Bangalow. I read, with interest, comments in The Sydney Morning Heraldy attributed to Superintendent Danny Doherty. He refers, of course, to the 214 arrests at the recent 'Fuzzy's Field Day Festival' in Sydney.

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.