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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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BayFM lands major grant 

Independent local radio station, BayFM 99.9, has received a major grant from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, enabling it to plan big for the future. 

We need to reinvent urban spaces to live in harmony with the planet 

Travel is about visiting someplace exotic, we’re told. Somewhere that looks, feels and tastes different, in a way that stirs our heart and stimulates our senses. But sit in the central business district of any global city today, and chances are it will look basically the same.

Experience books in a whole new way at Byron Writers Festival

“Living eulogies”, launches and poetic performances – Australia’s largest regional writers festival embraces the theatrical with a series of evening feature events.

Editorial – Bloatcorp under review

Those familiar with the NSW Reconstruction Authority, the agency tasked with flood recovery for the north coast (and disaster recovery for NSW), may be heartened to know that a review is underway of the Act that governs the government-run corporation.

Complex Palestinian issue

Many false ideas in Mr Heilpern’s article. But I would say this; hardly anybody is trying to understand the...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire...

Stories about "Splendour 2014":

Stay safe at Splendour

Splendour In The Grass is set to kick off today and with thousands of people staying in the region Surf Life Saving NSW is reminding festival goers to take surf safety seriously.

Fine days ahead for sold-out Splendour

Thousands of young people have flocked to Byron shire for this weekend's sold-out Splendour in the Grass Festival at Yelgun's North Byron Parklands.

Chvches’ – indie sensibilities with barbed pop hooks

Glasgow electro-pop trio Chvches return to Australia after gracing the stages of Coachella, Glastonbury and Primavera Sound and ahead of their appearance at Lollapalooza.

Ben and the secret society

Ben Howard is a young acoustic troubadour who amassed a secret society of fans via the world’s fiercely loyal surfing community, Ben Howard exceeded all of his expectations in just over two years.

The road to Splendour

Derived from the Greek word τώρα meaning now, local band Tora uploaded songs to the Unearthed website, and a few weeks later got a call saying the were chosen to play at Splendour.

Come on over to the Darkside

Darkside is guitarist Dave Harrington and electronic producer Nicolas Jaar, two musicians with vastly different backgrounds, but after years of touring together they have found common ground.

Hilltop Hoods top of the Oz hip-hop pile

With three consecutive Number 1 albums including the biggest-selling Australian hip-hop album of all time, a swag of ARIAs and countless other accolades, Hilltop Hoods have not only risen to the top of Australian hip-hop.

Foster The People

Since their unforgettable Splendour debut in 2011 these charming Californians have been one hell of a ride; their album Torches sold nearly two million copies worldwide, reaching Number 1 on the ARIA charts.

Lily Allen our adorable darling

The world’s adorable darling, Lily Allen, blew our minds on the Splendour stage in 2007, and with her third album dropping next week and confirmed for Glastonbury, we’re super excited for her to do it all over again this year!

The Jezabels shimmer

One of the hardest working bands in Australian music, The Jezabels shimmer with their anthemic, empowering approach to indie pop.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.