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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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Unmissable sessions at Byron Writers Festival

Not sure which sessions to see? We’ve saved the best ’til last and highlighted some of the must-see panels and conversations from the 2022 program to help you decide. Hurry, Day Passes are selling fast!

Storytelling at its best in Ballina

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11.

Power of the people

Katherine (Letters, 3 August) asked ‘can the power of the people compete...’? The answer is in the recent federal election:...

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

Stories about "Pilliga":

Community still fighting gas expansion in Narrabri

Even though almost all of the 23,000 submissions in response to the the Santos Narrabri Project were against Pilliga CSG mining going ahead, locals...

Farmers and traditional custodians protest Pilliga pipeline

North-west NSW farmers were joined by a traditional custodian last week at a protest outside the Sydney annual general meeting of the company that plans to build a gas pipeline to Santos’s controversial Narrabri coal seam gas scheme.

Cloudcatcher Media highlights farmers in the ‘Sacrifice Zone’

Months into the making of their new film, local duo Cloudcatcher Media has launched a trailer and the farmers who are producing the project have launched a Chuffed crowdfunder

Court approves Narrabri CSG water treatment facility

  The NSW Land and Environment Court yesterday gave a green light for Santos to operate its 'Leewood' coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater treatment facility near...

Court to decide if Santos Pilliga CSG facility is illegal

A court case will begin today that could see a halt to Santos’ CSG water treatment facility near the Pilliga State Forest, an internationally renowned ecosystem near Narrabri in north-west NSW.

M’bah grandmother locks on to stop gas mining

Pressure is mounting on gas miner Santos to abandon its gas project in the Pilliga with yet another two grandmothers locking on this morning, including one from Murwillumbah

Environment minister’s cousin protests at Santos’ Pilliga site

Federal environment minister Greg Hunt’s first cousin today suspended herself 12 metres in the air to interrupt work at Santos’ controversial Leewood coal seam gas wastewater plant. And she was joined by some Lismore supporters.

North coasters among 10 arrested at Pilliga CSG site

Several north coast locals are among ten arrested at the Santos Pilliga CSG treatment plant so far.

Lismore Nanna locks on in Pilliga forest

A 51-year-old Knitting Nanna from Lismore has spent this morning 'locked-on' to the gates of Santos’ Leewood wastewater facility, which is part of the company’s plans to develop 850 gas wells in the Pilliga forest near Narrabri in North West NSW.

Tales from the political coalface

'Mungo and I last discussed politics just after the federal election on Late Night Live. We both knew what Abbott would do – seek to close down free speech and climate change science information and further corporate interests at the expense of community,' writes Margo Kingston.

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...