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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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The Bogong

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring six First Nations storytellers, it’a feast for the ears.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of...

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!

West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

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...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.

Stories about "plastic bags":

It’s plastic free July!

Did you know that plastic packaging and single-use plastic items make up 60 per cent of all litter in NSW?

No more plastic bags from Mullum Woolies

Some 12 Woolworths stores throughout the country, including Mullumbimby, will stop offering single-use plastic bags as of today. Woolies will join a range of shops in Mullum that have already stopped offering the polluting products.

Supermarkets take up plastic free challenge, but not state govt

Australia’s grocery giants Coles and Woolworths announced within hours of each other, that they will be phasing out single-use plastic bags

‘Plastic Free Boy’ aims to save the turtles

Taking to the airwaves, speaking at film festivals and appearing on TV are just some of the experiences that Arlian Ecker’s is having as he makes his film ‘Plastic Alarm’ that raises awareness of the dangers of plastic in the ocean.

Lismore to consider motion to ban plastic bags

The Lismore City Council will this evening decide whether to support the growing local government movement to ban single use plastic bags.

An ode to the odious plastic bag

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. When they introduced free shopping bags made out of plastic use them once, then bin them, environmentally drastic.

Byron Mermaids aim to ban plastic bags

A group of Byron shire women calling themselves the Byron Mermaids have begun sewing reusable shopping bags in an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags and held a rally recently calling on the state government to ban plastic bags in NSW.

Mermaids rally to ban single use plastic bags

A contingent of ocean goddesses will swim ashore at Byron Bay's Main Beach on Friday to highlight the devastation that single use plastic bags have on marine ecology.

Greens introduce legislation to ban plastic bags

Legislation to ban single use plastic bags has been introduced into both houses of NSW Parliament. Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith and Greens Environment spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi yesterday introduced the bills in an effort to reduce the impact of plastic bags on the environment, including the marine environment.

Ballina rescue group backs ban on plastic bags

Keith Williams of Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina still remembers Grace, the 45 centimetre sea turtle that died from swallowing a plastic bag. In memory of Grace, and countless other sea creatures, the service is backing a push to ban plastic bags.

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...