Story and photos by: Vivienne Pearson It’s a new market but it is not a new market. Let me explain. The Byron Artisan Market is a seasonal creature, existing only at twilight during the months of daylight saving. It therefore... Read More →
Wednesday 19 October is an opportunity for wine and food lovers to contribute directly to this region’s cultural diversity, with all funds raised from a top-quality dinner at Harvest going to support Boomerang Indigenous arts and culture festival. Regular readers... Read More →
The Byron Beez basketballers won a close-fought grand final against the Grafton Vikings 70–68 to claim the Sunshine Conference last weekend. The game was close all the way through with plenty of lead changes, according to Beez player Bret Madden.... Read More →
Thirty-six teams competed in the 4th women and girls Oceania Cup football tournament held in Alstonville over the long weekend. The majority of the teams come from local north coast clubs but sides travelled from as far as Brisbane and... Read More →
Up for discussion and voting by the new crop of Byron Shire councillors at their first official meeting this Thursday will be a proposal by staff to increase rates with a special variation of 12.5 per cent over four years.
The peak body that trains beach inspector lifeguards has told The Echo that the state government is ignoring best practice shark-mitigation strategies that are in line with an independent report and recommendations by a NSW Legislative Assembly committee.
Byron Shire should be the regional arts and festival capital of Australia: that’s the mantra of Bluesfest festival director Peter Noble, who recently took out the Best Regional Event at the Australian Event Awards for the second time.
It’s now tick season, and with Australians generally having a low awareness of the major health issues they can cause, now is the time to get informed.
Byron surfer Kyuss King has scored second in the world for the u/16 Boys Division at the 2016 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Azores, Portugal. After nine days of competition and a close final Kyuss said he was ‘stoked’... Read More →
Mullumbimby High School Year 12 student Krista Ruehe has been selected in the u/19 Australian Futsal Team set to tour the USA next July. Krista was a member of the undefeated NSW u/19 team that won the National School Futsal... Read More →
Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson There are still a few days left of school holidays. Depending on your family’s combination of kids, work and other commitments, you’re likely feeling either rested or restless. In either case, if you feel... Read More →
Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson The newly reopened Byron Bay Brewery has got a bit of well-deserved press for its beer, but what about the food? The menu is worth checking out, regardless of how much you like beer.... Read More →
In August we reported spring sightings of rainbow bee-eaters flying the short distance from Byron at Byron’s rainforest to the dining verandahs, but on two subsequent visits we have craned our necks in vain for a sight of the beautiful... Read More →
A grand final win for the Mullumbimby junior tennis club’s division three team capped a successful year for the local club. Division three won their grand final against Lismore. The division two team, recently promoted from division three, lost the... Read More →
The Lennox Head Enduro junior Surf Life Saving competition was held at the Lennox Head Surf Club last Saturday and attracted over 70 entrants. “It was great to see all the competitors put in the effort and shake off the... Read More →
Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson What does it mean to win a Golden Fork award at Bangalow’s Sample food festival?‘It is recognition, it shows that I am on the right track,’ says Zohar Flantz of Luscious Foods. ‘I know... Read More →
They’re an any-time-of-the-day food, just as appealing for breakfast, lunch or snacking as they are for dinner or dessert. For French-born Cecile Charrue, crepes are a family tradition, forever linked with her childhood and fond memories of watching her mother... Read More →
Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson Like a phoenix arising from the ashes, Byron Bay Cookies have opened a sparkling gift store in the same location as their previous outlet. The outlet store closed in 2013 after the business hit... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson Many publications would wait until the first week of summer to do a feature on ice-cream. Not us. The sun is shining, the sea beckons and we know there’s nothing better after a beach trip than an... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson You say gelati, I say gelato. He says ice-cream, she says sorbet. So many different words, but hey, let’s not call the whole thing off. On starting this story, I felt embarrassed that I didn’t know the... Read More →