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All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Something about Ash and Sara

The Rock & Roll Coffee Company is proud to present the second showcase in their Something About Songwriters series featuring...

Will degrowth be forced upon us?

For decades, we have been engaged in the old cold war battle between capitalism and communism.

Surf legends and film coming to Lennox tonight

The award-winning surf documentary, 'Bustin’ Down the Door' will be showcased at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre tonight.

WAR wins another rugby premiership

WAR’s Dan Damen shoots through the Bangalow defence to claim a try in Saturday’s grand final. Photo Vicki Kerry Wollongbar...

Putting your ‘Queen’ money where your mouth is

I've never felt much either way about the Queen. I've never held her in as much disdain as I've held some of our prime ministers, and never held her in as much esteem as I have held, for example, Uncle Archie Roach.

Body of missing swimmer found at Chinderah

NSW Police say the body of a man believed to be that of a missing swimmer has been located following a wide-scale search yesterday.

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Independent review of Splendour sought

Byron Council is calling on the NSW Planning Minister to initiate an independent review of the Splendour in the Grass festival, following the serious issues that occurred at this year’s event.

Calls for Splendour investigation 

Splendour in the Grass should be the subject of an independent inquiry covering the ecological, safety and social impacts of the troubled festival, a Byron Councillor says.

Planning Dept investigates Splendour festival site

The company which owns and manages North Byron Parklands is being investigated by the NSW Department of Planning over traffic safety breaches that occurred during last month’s Splendour in the Grass festival.

Festival goer dies with meningococcal disease

Late last night thousands of Splendour in the Grass ticket holders received an email alerting them that NSW Health has been notified of two cases of meningococcal disease in people who attended the festival.

Splendour cash disbursed

Schools and community groups have shared in community grants worth  $50,000 from Splendour in the Grass. 

Splendid for some, not so for others

I’d go back for the music in the kebab shop. I don’t who it was, it was just straight-forward house doof. But I wouldn’t go back for the shin deep toxic mud outside of it.

It was splendid anyway

Remember that time you were twenty-something and you were having so much fun that you didn't care how wet or muddy you got?

A wet start to Splendour!

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor mud, mud and more mud, stays Jeff Dawson from the swift completion of his appointed Splendour rounds…

NSW Police: be COVID-vigilant at Splendour in the Grass

SW Police are urging festival-goers at this weekend’s music festival to celebrate in a safe and responsible manner, whilst also being aware of COVID-Safety measures.

Splendour in the Grass rescheduled to July 2022

Splendour in the Grass co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco announced this morning that this year's event will be postponed again until July 2022.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.