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New wave of antisocial behaviour hits SGB

Drug use, fights, vandalism, destruction of property, and violent intimidation of locals sitting in their homes.

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Tweed under biosecurity exclusion zone after fire ants found

The NSW government has introduced an emergency biosecurity exclusion zone in the Tweed Shire after the discovery of fire ants in NSW for the first time last week.

New wave of antisocial behaviour hits SGB

Drug use, fights, vandalism, destruction of property, and violent intimidation of locals sitting in their homes.

Explosive

According to many sources, at least 25,000 tonnes of explosives, and counting, have been dropped on the besieged refugee...

Byronian wanders down street

After a ten-year hiatus, iconic Byron cafe The Byronian (est. 1978) has returned with a new location, outside Woolies,...

Water restrictions delayed across Lismore, Ballina, Richmond Valley and Byron Shires

November rains have delayed activation of Level 1 water restrictions for the region, say water utility Rous County Council.

Byron Council dependent on government grants for survival, audit shows

Byron Council continues to rely heavily on State and Federal Government grants for its financial sustainability, a financial audit has shown.

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Vale Delta Jim, beloved Byron Bay busker

Well known and loved Byron Bay busker Jim Holt, also known as Delta Jim, died of a heart attack en route to hospital on Monday 20 December.

Playing our part – a regional perspective on the current arts crisis

 NORPA’s Julian Louis calls on all levels of government to acknowledge the complexity and interconnected nature of the arts industry across Australia.

Bluesfest 2021 cancelled, 2022 event announced

With all of NSW in an extended lockdown and the state's premier saying she didn't expect COVID-19 vaccination targets to be realised until October or November, Mr Noble on Tuesday announced Bluesfest's October 2021 event was off.

More than a missed gig: cancelled Bluesfest 2021 equivalent to nearly 900 job losses

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble says data analysis shows this year’s last-minute festival cancelation due to pandemic public health orders cost the Australian economy more than $225 million.

Local artist calls for living wage

Creatives need the community to get behind them. That’s the message from Emmy winning and three times Grammy nominated recording artist, Toni Childs.

Funding boost for Ballina’s community gallery – but has it lost its way?

Ballina's community gallery receives funding – but local artists say it has lost its way.

NORPA chief calls for Northern Rivers artists to respond to axing of fed gov arts dept

‘I feel like it's time to have a response to the way in which taxpayer’s money is being worked with,’ says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis.

A little love and art goes a long way

The second annual exhibition of artists from Red Inc in Mullumbimby last week was a great success and lots of fun for all.

Northern Rivers short film competition now open

Entries are now open for Byron All Shorts, a competition celebrating the art of story-telling through film on the Northern Rivers.

Falls Fest line-up creates legacy of legacy acts

Each location has its own special featured acts and for festival-goers in Byron, this includes Tash Sultana, Thundamentals, Cosmo’s Midnight and Concrete Surfers.

Youth wellness app launching Nov 30

A free wellbeing app for young people, developed by young local Indigenous people on the Northern Rivers, is being launched this Thursday, November 30 at the M-Arts in Murwillumbah from 5pm.

Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Climate is About People

What scares you more? The impact of warming by 1.5 degrees that results in drought, famine, heat stress, species die-off, loss of entire ecosystems and habitable land and 100 million people being thrown into poverty? Or a hundred or so activists in a kayak?

Turning eight at the Nudge

Saturday is the day for you to arrive early and stay late! Cunning Stunts’ Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: The Ultimate Party with a Conscience is turning 8!   Eight performances will dazzle on this date, filled with bangers all day long for you to dance and gyrate to fromt their magical birthday line up – we can’t wait!  Guest DJs: Iain Yes, James Scott, Rahel, Lady S, and Miss L, join the awesome resident DJs, Lord Sut and Dale Stephen + live performances by The Hoodlum Ballet, all curated for you to celebrate.

Interview with Robyn Davidson, author of the international bestseller Tracks

Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to present Robyn Davidson, author of the international bestseller Tracks, for an intimate conversation with Zacharey Jane about her memoir Unfinished Woman.