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Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Flood on Prince Street

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West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Guest chef brings something fun, casual to Barrio

Joining Chef Santiago Socrate at Barrio Eatery & Bar’s guest chef barbeque, on Wednesday 24 August 2022, is Chef...

Natural probiotics for longevity

Victoria Cosford For five years Roma’s been taking a 30ml shot of Katerina’s Gut Tonic every single day and she...

Echo readers who are sustainability positive (and who isn’t these days?) would have noticed that the Byron Bay Railroad company expect their fully solar-powered train to be running from the railway crossing at Byron Bay to the Sunrise Bistro near Elements resort in Sunrise Beach by April 2017.

The Farm seem to have gone one better, running a horse-powered carriage from the Welcome sign to The Farm for $8 a ride. Let’s hope the horse doesn’t die of carbon monoxide poisoning as we drive past it, wondering what it is. For details on exactly what days it might be running, The Farm say, of course, that you can check out their social media pages.

Below: Harking back to the days of yore (well the good bits anyway, not the times when pit ponies worked down in coalmines). Horses can be social media stars these days, too, as well as pulling carriages. 

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Photo courtesy of The Farm’s Instagram account
@thefarmatbyronbay.


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