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Festival/Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

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Lismore’s latest flood fighting asset arrives

The NSW State Emergency Service’s first custom-built High Clearance Vehicle, known as a Unimog, has arrived at its new permanent home of Lismore.

Playing with fire

Victoria Cosford It’s my latest obsession; native thyme infused vinegar. Herby, a little sweet – it’s a knockout – a...

New laws to tackle crime profits and encryption

The premier has announced new police powers and ‘tougher penalties’ for money laundering and unexplained wealth in NSW.

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Perplexed

Perplexed to read Richard Jones’ article ‘Now’s the time for those reforms’, when the opening sentence quotes: ‘Just over...

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

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Government raps Splendour over noise, camping

Local residents have again called for Splendour in the Grass to be moved from its North Byron Parklands site after organisers received a $3,000 fine for exceeding noise limits last week and were warned about problems at its campsite.

Hats off to Splendour

Sarah Sullivan, Bangalow. I attended Splendour in the Grass for the first time last weekend and while the rain that preceded it made the conditions less than idyllic, I was still super impressed.

Splendour a diktat of loudness

Danielle Levis, Ocean Shores. With Splendour in the Grass just over, thank god, I am going to come back home to sleep, quietly, without being disturbed by the extreme volume of ‘sound’ (bass and others).

Shark attacks Prime Minister at Splendour In The Grass

This year's Splendour in the Grass festival, held over the weekend, went off without a hitch – except the rain, which turned the festival site into a mudbath.

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.