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CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

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Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.

CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

The clean beach quest is on this Sunday!

Two local beach clean-ups, as part of Clean Up Australia Day, will be held in Bruns and Byron on March 3.

Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

Tyagarah Beach will remain a clothes-optional location until at least June 30, after the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) bowed to a concerted campaign from the local naturist community.

Climate pollution cooking the reef

The Climate Council is sounding the alarm on a severe bleaching event unfolding across the Great Barrier Reef, with new vision showing the damage that stretches more than 1,100 kilometres from Lizard Island to the Keppel Islands.

Simon Kennedy preselected for ScoMo’s old seat

Having failed to win John Howard's old seat of Bennelong in 2022, management consultant Simon Kennedy has been selected to contest Scott Morrison's seat of Cook for the Liberals, which has been vacated now that the former prime minister has left parliament.

Stories about "The Falls Music & Arts Festival":

The Sensible Art of Falling For Remi

Melbourne artist REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J are one of the fastest-rising hip-hop acts in Australia and are quickly gaining the attention of...

Passing Parcels – From the Great Northern to Falls

They’re our latest international success story: a bunch of boys from Byron who’ve cracked Berlin. Louie Swain and Noah Hill spoke with The Echo about...

Live Music Roundup – Thursday 10 November, 2016

Roots Reggae Shakedown  Local roots reggae legends the Jesse Morris Band are teaming up with the mighty munchkins from the Rosie Miss-chief Band for a...

Live Music Roundup: Thursday 6 October, 2016

Mental music Having graced our stages, radio airwaves, record books, playlists, TV screens and award nights for close to 40 years, Mental As Anything are proud to...

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.

You can sound-check Falls

R. Whitling, Conservation of North Ocean Shores (CONOS). Did you know that you can easily measure the noise levels coming from the Falls Festival over New Years?

Bruns ‘nippers’ benefit from Falls Festival

As part of its yearly grants to community organisations, the Falls Music & Arts Festival have donated $2,500 to the Brunswick Heads ‘Nippers’ Junior Surf Life Saving Club for brand new surfboards.

Falls through the lens of Jeff (fallen) Dawson

The first Falls Festival in Byron went off without a hitch, with organisers, punters and even many neighbours surprised at the largely incident-free event.

Falls fest looks for arty vollies

Falls Music & Arts Festival is looking for volunteers to help create and perform in a festival sideshow as well as people to help create art installations and puppets.

Tweed health services coming closer to home

The Tweed Heads community will benefit from a range of community-based and outreach health services to be delivered under one roof on the site of the current Tweed Hospital, after hospital services transfer to the Tweed Valley Hospital later this year.

New event series for women in farming

NSW Farmers has launched a new series of events across rural and regional NSW to provide women in agriculture with the networking and upskilling opportunities required to fast track their professional development in the sector.

Genuine affordable pledge made by Council  

Byron Shire Council has publicly pledged that the first block of land it is acquiring under its Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme (AHCS) will be used for genuinely affordable housing

Climate pollution cooking the reef

The Climate Council is sounding the alarm on a severe bleaching event unfolding across the Great Barrier Reef, with new vision showing the damage that stretches more than 1,100 kilometres from Lizard Island to the Keppel Islands.