• Run for your life
    Throughout his 20 plus years as a sedentary commercial lawyer Aaron Dower always knew he felt more at peace when communing with nature.  The long hours and demands of managing […]
  • A Rosie outlook
    Anglican priest Rosie Wynter is on a mission to challenge expectations around what a church service is, and what services a church can offer. Arriving in Bangalow in July 2020, […]
  • The music of Tilly Jones
    Deep within the beating heart of the Bangalow Music Festival lies the organisers’ commitment to young people across our region, writes Digby Hildreth. Audiences are in for a rare treat […]
  • Billy carts are go!
    The Billy Cart Derby is one of 2479’s signature social events. Cancelled for the past two years due to COVID, for those new to town, Sally Schofield offers a quick […]
  • Beacon of Hope
    Some people move to the Byron Shire to build a personal palace. Others come to find a pleasant subtropical environment to live, work and raise a family. And there’s another […]
  • The Hounds of Love
    Have you noticed the number of greyhounds in 2479 recently? You may have seen one of these placid, sleek and elegant pooches walking in unison with their owner or hitched […]
  • I speak for the trees
    On the eve of World Environment Day, Sunday June 5, The Bangalow Herald asked some local young people what they are doing to protect the environment, and for advice on […]
  • Heavenly music ahead
    Before La Nina turned our blue skies permanently grey we were able to see the stars at night and gaze at them in wonder. And for millennia before the dismal […]
  • One from the (Chemical) Heart
    Bangalow’s Pat Davern from Grinspoon recounts his recent experience playing a free flood relief show for Lismore, a place that’s close to his heart. I’ve been living in the Northern […]
  • Here’s to you Mrs (and Mr) Robinson
    100 years on from the death of Bangalow town founding father, Thomas Robinson, Jenny Bird takes a look at the early sub-division of the former Big Scrub, and checks in […]
  • Treading the boards barefoot
    Bangalow’s Simon Field reflects on the regional arts and theatre as Northern Rivers creatives pivot, adapt and test their resilience once more in face of natural disaster and brutal budget […]
  • Funny, you don’t look disabled
    Alexandra Hudson has a penchant for pastel hues. Her hair is sometimes fairy-floss pink, sometimes mauve.  When she took to the stage at the RAW Comedy Competition, part of the world-famous […]
  • Diamonds in the mud
    A people’s army mobilised itself to support the region during the catastrophic flooding last month. Digby Hildreth talked to just a few of its thousands of foot soldiers.
  • My Corona
    As the rest of the country is engulfed in a third wave of the ever-evolving coronavirus, 2479 residents experience their first real taste of the dreaded ‘Rona’. With symptoms ranging […]
  • Our future, your hands
    What ways have 2479 residents found to offset their carbon emissions and the impact of climate change? Christobel Munson finds out more about our grassroots efforts to save the planet.
  • The scoop on our council election with Antony Green
    With our rescheduled council elections just around the corner, The Bangalow Herald’s Sue Franklin chats with the ABC’s Chief Election Analyst Antony Green about ballot papers, how to vote, and what […]
  • Our fine feathered friends
    The dawn choruses and dazzling plumage of the local bird population are a source of comfort and joy – though their own lives can seem like a battle at times, […]
  • Meet the candidates
    In alphabetical order: Alan Hunter, Byron Alliance Team Byron Alliance has been put together to build on my belief that we can achieve much more by being respectful and acknowledging […]