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Stories about "Splendour in the Grass 2014":

Splendour fine a validation of locals’ concerns

Chris Cherry, Wooyung. The recent fine imposed on the Splendour festival organisers is a validation for the community.

Splendour fined for noise pollution

Splendour in the Grass organisers have been fined by the state’s planning department for exceeding noise limitations on the Friday and Sunday nights of the 2014 event.

SGB gardens boosted by Splendour success

The Shara Community Gardens in South Golden Beach are set to grow, thanks to a $10,000 donation from Splendour in the Grass organisers after the second festival held at North Byron Parklands, Yelgun, last month.

Camping danger at Splendour

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. Seems no one wants to know about how the camping areas at the recent Splendour festival posed a serious danger to their patrons.

Shop owners thank festival

Donna and Denis, The Shop, South Golden Beach. The owners and staff of The Shop at South Golden Beach wish to congratulate the coordinators of Splendour in The Grass for enlivening the streets of our town with the vibrancy and colour that young people bring.

Festival neighbour’s ‘week from hell’

Val Scanlon, Yelgun. You may wish to cover the whole 2014 Splendour in the Grass story, and not just one side that relates to the patrons on site having a good time, or the promoters who have improved conditions on site since their disastrous 2013 festival.

The Splendour fallout

Norm Sanders, Ocean Shores. We residents in the areas surrounding Splendour have endured another onslaught of sleepless nights, traffic jams and yobbos (male AND female) littering the streets with their trash, feces and used condoms. In addition, we have had to put up with illegal camping and fires.

Bombardment by Splendour

Chris Cherry, Wooyung. This morning I talked to five parents in Crabbes Creek regarding the noise from the Splendour festival this year: all had been severely impacted on Sunday night with three not only being bombarded by the bass beat but being able to recognise each song as it played.

Jetstar apologises for Splendour drugs warning

Jetstar has apologised after a crew member warned passengers returning from Splendour in the Grass to flush any illegal drugs down the toilet before landing.

Splendour Festival improvements praised

Splendour in the Grass organisers say they're pleased with the smooth running of the festival at the weekend with 'dramatic' improvements to traffic flow and access and facilities paying off for all involved.

Storylines: Growing hope

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Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.