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Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

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Some insights from Malcolm Turnbull

From the deceptive and underhanded conduct of our current Prime Minister ScMo, to the destructive impact of Tony Abbott and the far right of the Australian political and media scene, A Bigger Picture, by Malcolm Turnbull, provides an interesting insight into how he perceives the Australian political landscape.

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

Echo ad leads to AVO arrest of Council activist

Vocal Council critic and longtime activist, John Anderson, aka Fast Buck$, was arrested last Friday night for allegedly breaching his Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) by an Echo ad.

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

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Falls Festival site not yet approved

Approval of the North Byron Parklands site 20 month extension, where both Falls Festival and Splendour are held, was subject to a public hearing on Tuesday, 29 August to hear community input ad concerns about the future use.

Music in the Middle

Here’s a band clearly with an abundance of ideas, the bravery to step beyond standard structures and the creative ability to interweave a pathway...

Free tickets to Falls Festival

Miss out on a locals ticket to the Falls Festival this year? There's still a way to get in the gate that won't cost you a cent – and no, we don't mean jump the fence.

Splendour, Falls sell to multinational festival promoter

Multinational festival promoter Live Nation has bought a 51 per cent interest in Secret Sounds Group, the Australian company led by Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco that produces Splendour and Falls festivals.

Falling down

Angela McDermott, Suffolk Park.  Dear Falls Festival, when are you going to stop calling Yelgun Byron Bay? People who book accommodation in Byron Bay and jump...

Big cheers for Bruns visitors-centre volunteers during Falls

Ollie Heathwood, Brunswick Heads Visitor Information Centre. Between Wednesday 30 December and Sunday 4 January, 15 volunteers worked around Brunswick Heads to ensure that the town was clean, tidy and friendly during the Falls Festival.

Byron Falls Festival spreads the good vibe

Organisers of the the third annual Falls Music and Arts Festival over the New Year holiday break have declared it one of the best they’ve held at the at North Byron Parklands venue.

Turning up The Cassettes

They’re bright, they’re boisterous, they’re dancing through the streets with a ghetto blaster… no, it’s not a scene from an 80s film, it’s The...

Making Falls special for you

A good festival is a portal into another place, almost another you. This is something Falls Festival’s Village artistic director Ian Pidd knows only too well.

Art vs Science, Bloc Party, Weird Al to play Falls

The first artist announcement of the 2015 Falls Festival certainly has cast a wide net – from French house to ‘Liberian/Nigerian/Scottish psychedelic hip-hop’.

No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in every imaginable institution, by courageous...

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...