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Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

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Artists getting together at Bluesfest

The 30th edition of Bluesfest was held over the Easter weekend and punters got more than they expected when many of the artists buddied up for some pretty special collaborations across the Bluesfest stages.

Bluesfest director names his best of the fest

It’s not every day you get to sing a duet with Lionel Ritchie. But Monday night, that’s what about over 7,000 women in a crowd that numbered close to 15 000 got to do when Diana Ross failed to show.  

Bluesfest director wins major US blues award

Byron Bay Bluesfest Director Peter Noble has accepted one of the most iconic awards in blues music worldwide.

Are we the regional arts and festival capital?

Byron Shire should be the regional arts and festival capital of Australia: that’s the mantra of Bluesfest festival director Peter Noble, who recently took out the Best Regional Event at the Australian Event Awards for the second time.

And the award goes to…

The Countdown is now on to the 27th Byron Bay Bluesfest. On 26 January festival director Peter Noble, who ironically describes himself as ‘an old angry motherfucker!’ was awarded the very prestigious OAM – Order of Australia medal for his services to the music industry.

Bluesfest chief awarded OAM

Bluesfest director Peter Noble, right, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, ‘For service to live and recorded music, to tourism, and to the community.’

Justine Elliot waxes lyrical over Bluesfest

Richmond MP Justine Elliot doesn’t mince words when she wants to attack the government on its shortcomings. But she displayed a softer side in parliament on Monday, when she delivered a eulogy of sorts to Bluesfest and its director Peter Noble.

Bluesfest to celebrate 25th year

This year sees Byron’s most famous signature event, Byron Blues Festival, turn 25. Founded by Keven and Karin Oxford, ‘Bluesfest’ was born back in 1990 as a four-day indoor event at the then Arts Factory.

Peter Noble wins Rolling Stone award

Bluesfest director Peter Noble took out the fifth annual Rolling Stone Award at a ceremony held in Bondi’s Beach Road Hotel last night.

Bluesfest unveils sixth round of artists

http://youtu.be/gXd2-yfFVOg Bluesfest Byron Bay has unveiled the sixth round of artists to perform at its 25th Anniversary, over the Easter long weekend April  17 – 21, and...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...