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Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

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Kids Big Day Out at the Byron Writers Festival 2022

If you are a kid, or you know a kid who loves books, reading and creativity, then Byron Writers Festival’s ‘Kids Big Day Out’ on Sunday 28 August is the ultimate event for you!

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

Undesirable

​​An undeniable purpose in living is enjoyment, due to the fact that we have the capability to enjoy. What...

Red Devils beat Evans Head playing finals footy

The Byron Bay Red Devils premiership rugby league side won their qualifying final at home against Evans Head 32–30,...

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Stories about "National Parks":

Cape Byron Marine Park plan on exhibition

Cape Byron Marine Park is one of five mainland NSW marine parks that will be considered by the NSW government under a ‘draft network management plan’, which is now on exhibition.

Geologist says Mt Warning is safe to climb

An engineering geologist with over 20 years specialising in landslide risk assessment says he has a strong belief that our National Parks and the natural wonders they hold should be available to all Australians.

National Parks defends claims of insufficient resourcing for Broken Head

Illegal camping and parking at Broken Head is being addressed, says NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, yet resident Alison Drover has told Echonetdaily it’s ‘not good enough’.

Nationals want to log Murray Valley National Park

The National Party can't seem to decide if they will back logging in the Murray Valley National Park as they play with words to redefine their intentions.

Bruns hit with illegal campers

A spike in illegal camping in the nature reserve next to Brunswick Heads Surf Club is taking a toll on native plants and animals...

Visitor boost to north coast national parks ‘marred by staff cuts’

A staggering 70 per cent increase in visitors to national parks on the NSW north coast is being undermined by 'savage' cuts of $121 million inflicted by the NSW government, according to the opposition.

Marine sanctuaries under threat

The national network of marine sanctuaries is under threat if draft plans by National Parks are adopted, according to the Save Our Marine Life alliance.

Save wildlife, keep cats indoors

Kevin Evans and Dr Oisín Sweeney, Nationals Parks Association of NSW. The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrew’s call to keep cats indoors to protect wildlife.

Smoking in NSW national parks banned

Smoking will be outlawed across NSW's national parks from Thursday under changes introduced by the Baird government.

Two Byron reserves among world’s top 20 national parks

Two Byron Bay reserves have been named among the world's top 20 national parks.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers – 100 per...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback but upmarket restaurant, with an...