Coastal erosion damages Byron beaches

Warning signs at Clarkes Beach entry point

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY Byron Bay is known for its laidback lifestyle and it’s nine beautiful surfing beaches, which make Australia’s most easterly town something of a tourist mecca.   However, the ongoing threat of coastal erosion is causing … [Read more...]

NSW surf towns say ‘no’ to shark nets

Grey Nurse shark caught in net

TOM ROBERTS Following a drop in community support for shark nets on the NSW North Coast and the state government’s decision last month not to carry out a third shark net trial, experts and residents are looking to alternative technologies to keep … [Read more...]

Writing it up

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK Byron Bay Writer’s Festival concluded yesterday, with organisers declaring it a success. A highly respected line-up of more than 130 writers congregated to entertain, provoke and debate over the three days. The major … [Read more...]

Splendour in the Mud

GABRIELLE SMITH Splendour in the Grass has officially wrapped up for another year as festival goers took their muddy boots home. A crowd of almost 25,000 people came together at the festival's new home at North Byron Parklands to experience the … [Read more...]

Lorde becomes Splendour’s saviour

TESS BROOKS ON Sunday night, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, aka Lorde, impressed punters of Splendour in the Grass, filling a headlining spot vacated earlier in the week by American R’n'B artist Frank Ocean. Ocean pulled out of the festival after … [Read more...]