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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Council imposes development restrictions on Linnaeus

The plan to rezone part of Broken Head’s Linnaeus Estate in a bid to prevent further development proposals on the site has taken a step forward, with Byron councillors unanimously supporting the move.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Firefighter injured battling large blaze in vehicle scrap yard

Fire fighters battled explosions and large blaze in a vehicle scrap yard at Trenayr, north of Grafton on Monday.

Vibrant and colourful seascapes

David Lane is best known for his vibrant and colourful seascapes, however his ability to capture colour and light...

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Australia Day honours for Tweed gallery director

Tweed River Art Gallery director Susi Muddiman has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in yesterday’s Australia Day honours list.

A look into Olley’s favourite room

A new exhibition at the Margaret Olley Art Centre (MOAC) at the Tweed River Art Gallery celebrates the iconic artist's 'sanctuary' and favourite room in her Sydney home, the Yellow Room.

Mullumbimby childhood celebrated in poems, art

A new exhibition opening at the Tweed River Art Gallery on Friday celebrates in poems and prints the childhood in Mullumbimby of painter Edwin Wilson.

Border Art Prize returns to Tweed

A vast array of artworks will vie for the spoils in this year's Border Art Prize, which will be officially opened with an awards ceremony at Tweed Regional Gallery today.

Governor-general to open Margaret Olley Art Centre in gala event

The Governor-general will be there - in her last official duty. And we will be covering it too. But if you want to attend the opening of the Margaret Olley Art Centre in person, you'd better be quick.

Margaret Olley Centre taking shape

Construction of the Olley House, within the Tweed River Art Gallery, has reached a stage where it is time to start relocating the collection items across from their storage site.

Artists’ look at Paris life and insects

Insect-themed prints and pastel drawings of everyday life in Paris are at the heart of two fascinating new exhibitions opening at the Tweed River Art Gallery this month.

Intriguing portrait wins $20,000 award

One of Australia’s best-known documentary photographers was last night announced winner of the $20,000 Olive Cotton Award to a packed audience at the Tweed...

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.