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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Rainbow Dragons back on the water for regatta

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has waited a few years to welcome the Northern NSW dragon boat and...

Red Devils beat Evans Head playing finals footy

The Byron Bay Red Devils premiership rugby league side won their qualifying final at home against Evans Head 32–30,...

The CWA turns 100 – There will be scones!

Within 24 hours of its establishment on April 20, 1922, Country Women’s Association (CWA) members began lobbying relevant government ministers for better services for women and children, and that has been their mission ever since.  

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!

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...

Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

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.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...