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Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

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Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Rainbow Temple squeezed by Lismore Council 

For two decades, the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank has stood as a striking reflection of the region’s proudly beating spiritual heart.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe...

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

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.

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK and Europe on a ‘visa’,...

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going to join the Hillsong Church,...

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...