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They’re wild and they’re back!

Wild Marmalade return to the Beach Hotel this week for a free Sunday session – if you don’t know Wild Marmalade then you are in for a treat. The world’s original didgeridoo and drum band certainly know how to spin the dial to 11 and get the high vibes rolling. They will be joined by Tijuana Cartel front man and guitar virtuoso, Paul A George; this is sure to be an epic afternoon of groove.

Other News

Clothing-optional at Tyagarah Beach

I am writing to object to Byron Shire Council’s intention to revoke the clothing-optional status of Tyagarah Beach. I grew...

Time for marriage?

I have a huge dilemma that I thought your readers might be able to help me with. I never got...

Mandy gets back to a little virgin sacrifice

The virgin sacrifice is bak with Mandy Nolan bringing the Northern Rivers a new batch of comedy virgins coming to the stage.

CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

Byron Bay Boardriders was Australia’s top club in 2023 and is vying to win another national final this weekend

The Byron Bay Boardriders (BBB) are brimming with positive energy after winning Surfing Australia’s 'Club of the Year' award...

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Stories about "random breath testing":

Man 7 times over limit nabbed in booze bus operation

Almost 80 people were arrested for drink driving following the launch of the multi-site booze bus  ‘Operation Nabbed – Northern’ on Friday and Saturday nights.

RBT and RDT in action on Hinterland Way

Highway Patrol are currently conducting random drug and alcohol testing on Hinterland Way near the St Helena speed camera.

Police breath-testing boaties and beachgoers

If you thought you were safe having a bevy or two while out boating or four-wheel driving on the beach, think again. Police and the DPI have been out and about testing people.

Car hits pedestrian, phone box

Motorists will see higher profile police patrols of local roads together with random drink and drug testing after the annual state-wide Xmas traffic blitz, Operation Safe Arrival, began on Friday. At one accident on Saturday, a phone box was destroyed and a pedestrian thrown in the air.

Voluntary breath testing at festivals about to fold

An organisation that provides voluntary breath testing and drug and alcohol information for music festival patrons says that without political and financial support, it will ‘cease operation in the next month.’

Drunk teen tourist drives wrong way down Byron street

A drunken 18-year-old female New Zealand tourist was arrested after police doing RBT duty spotted her driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police on patrol in Bruns

This posse of police cars spotted in Brunswick Heads yesterday is a timely reminder that highway patrol vehicles are out and about during the school holiday period.

Casino P-plate driver 5 times over limit

A P-plate driver stopped in Casino on Saturday for a breath test told the cops he’d had ‘one beer’. But police allege that when he was taken back to the police station he tested five times over the legal limit.

M1 ‘turned into car park’ by police testing

Police admit to turning the M1 southbound into a ‘car park’ on Saturday night when Tweed-Byron and Richmond highway patrol chose to conduct random alcohol and drug testing in the Tugun Tunnel.

Four charged with drink driving in Tweed-Bryon region

Police in the Tweed-Byron area have been targeting drink driving in the past week, with four people off the roads as a result.

They’re just a Teenage Fanclub, baby

Teenage Fanclub will return to Australia in March performing their first live shows down under since 2019. The renowned Glasgow five-piece – led by founding members Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley, with drummer Francis Macdonald, bassist Dave McGowan and keyboardist Euros Childs – will perform in Byron Bay on Tuesday, 12 March. The tour celebrates the band’s upcoming 12th studio album, Nothing Lasts Forever – set for release in September.

Interview with L.A.B ahead of Bluesfest

Following on from a year that has seen them sell-out tours in the States and Europe, L.A.B will soon return to Byron Bay Bluesfest with a new album ready to go. After winning Best Group, Best Song and Best Album two years in a row at the New Zealand Music Awards, taking out Best Record at the 2022 Rolling Stone Awards and being voted New Zealand’s Best Live Act by Radio New Zealand, L.A.B are on fire. L.A.B’s eclectic mix of reggae, blues, funk, rock and electronica creates a sound entirely their own, and one that we love. On vocals and guitar, Joel Shadbolt chatted with Seven about crossing the Tasman to play in Byron at Easter.

Byron Bay cyclists take on Yamba road race

Two Byron Bay Cycle Club (BBCC) members joined riders from the Clarence Valley for Yamba Cycling Club’s first road race of the season, the...

Byron Bay set to play Lennox Head to decide second-grade premiership

Byron Bay and Lennox Head will face each other in this year’s grand final of the Far North Coast Cricket Council’s Coastal League after...