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Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

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Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

The Bogong

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring six First Nations storytellers, it’a feast for the ears.

Comment: Catherine Cusack opens up about the crisis in our classrooms

'I came prepared for my last Parliamentary Committee Hearing with a fat file of public submissions to assist questioning of witnesses.' 

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Old man shouts at cloud #3

At a beachside town a couple of years ago I saw a young couple dressed as Goths. Not as cathedrals in that style of architecture, or as members of an axe-wielding Germanic tribe, or as characters in an Emily Bronte novel (though that’s fairly close), but as the black-clothed, black eyelinered Emo youth of the 1980s and ‘90s.

A chance for young poets to shine

Youth poets across the region are being invited to take part in the John West Youth Poetry Cup in Byron Bay on August 27.

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COVID update – November 19, three new cases

The Northern NSW Local Health District said this afternoon, that three new cases of COVID-19 were reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm on November 18.

Northern Rivers COVID restrictions lifting at midnight

NSW Health has confirmed that COVID-related restrictions for the Northern Rivers will be lifted at midnight tonight (Monday 5 April).

New visiting restrictions at local hospitals

From today, visitors from certain NSW Local Government Areas will not be able to enter hospitals and health facilities in the Northern NSW Local Health District.

What are the COVID-19 risks as Melbourne holidaymakers arrive?

With holidaymakers arriving to the Northern Rivers for the school holidays, local health authorities are strongly discouraging travel to and from areas of Melbourne...

LIVE: COVID-19 latest updates

Government departments across the nation are battening down the hatches in preparation for large numbers of COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients to present themselves at health facilities.

Health minister, bureaucrats mute over alleged fraud at local hospital

Allegations that at least three former managers at Byron Hospital embezzled public money remain unexplained by both NSW health minister Brad Hazzard (Liberal) and his health officials.

Health chief welcomes improved services

An independent report released last week revealed that Lismore had the longest waits in emergency department for patients in a rural and regional hospital.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers – 100 per...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback but upmarket restaurant, with an...