• Byron Writers Festival Brings Down the House

    Byron Writers Festival set a high bar this year, the standard of speakers was exceptional, the breadth of topics and genres immense and to top... Read Story

  • Bluesfest Turns 30

    It’s official Bluesfest has turned 30 and to celebrate that have just announced their first artists lineup that will be taking to the stage during... Read Story

  • Byron Shire’s roundabouts, toilet blocks and water tanks would be adorned with colourful, contemporary sculpture, mosaics and murals under a public art strategy to go... Read Story

  • Writers Festival Volunteers Ready for the Off

    With more than 140 international, national and local writers, thinkers and commentators about to gather at Elements of Byron for this weekend’s Byron Writers Festival,... Read Story

  • The Weather Bureau has cancelled the Severe Weather Warning for the Northern Rivers however minor flood warnings are current for the Tweed River and Wilson’s... Read More
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  • Byron councillors have moved to limit the number of major music festivals in the shire to two a year. Councillor Simon Richardson says an amendment was... Read More
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  • Labor’s plans for a high-speed rail line in Australia have renewed hopes for a light rail commuter line on the New South Wales north coast. The... Read More
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  • The North Coast has been chosen to trial new technology that can prevent power disruptions. Country Energy says it is the first test of the equipment... Read More
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  • Residents at Byron Bay drank an ironic toast this week to mark five years since a landslip closed half of the only road to the... Read More
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  • Regional Express Airlines says there will not be a huge cost increase for passengers if Sydney Airport’s proposed fee increase is approved. The airport is seeking... Read More
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  • Police in Grafton are investigating an arson attack on Telstra property over the weekend which disrupted telecommunications services between Sydney and Brisbane. Early hours on Saturday... Read More
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  • Taxpayers are generally underwhelmed by the budget handed down last night by Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan. Mr Swan’s promises of a “no frills” budget devoid of... Read More
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  • When Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre manager Angela Pollard saw a journal named Drug & Alcohol Review in her in-tray, she thought nothing of it. But... Read More
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  • The Commander of the region’s police force says it is not possible to fill all staff vacancies. Politicians and the police union are angry that none... Read More
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