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Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group A: Labor

The Echo asked all the Lismore election Councillor candidates to send in a bio. First cab off the rank was current Councillor Darlene Cook and Group A.

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Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Firearms and drugs charges – Bilambil Heights

Tweed–Byron police say that a man has been charged with firearm and drug-related offences following a search...

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2021

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

When we get to 95 per cent vaccination, this will happen

Just when we were getting used to the current COVID roadmap, it has changed directions. Adjustments to previous settings scheduled for this milestone were announced yetserday.

COVID weekend summary: Aquarius and a new Tweed case

The Northern NSW Local Health District is encouraging residents and visitors to Byron Bay to get tested for COVID-19, after being notified of a number of confirmed cases in the area during the last week.

By Vivienne Pearson

If you haven’t been to Lismore for a while, you might be in for a pleasant surprise. On a recent day-trip, I found the centre of town to be full of laneway cafes, street art and buskers. Though the centre of town is bordered by four streets in a rectangle, I admit to getting lost – happily so, as I discovered a few gems as a result. Just don’t expect this many choices if visiting on a Sunday – quite a few Lismore hospitality staff take a well-deserved rest day.

A Retro Mecca

There is a lot of history in the Mecca Café, having been built in the 1930s and with most of the current décor from the 1950s. Owners Kelly and Todd McLean have ‘only’ been here for ten years but have so many people dropping in to share their memories that they have plans for a memorabilia wall.

80 Magellan Street. M–F 6.30am–5pm, Sat-Sun 6.30am–2.30pm. 
Facebook: @themeccacafe

New but the same

After 16 years, Goanna Bakery and Café changed hands at the end of 2016 but there will be little change to this popular eatery other than a freshen up. New owners, Wendy and Wade Perrins, plan to stay with the ethos of vegetarian food with lots of gluten free and vegan options, all made onsite, along with reverse-osmosis filtered water, and supporting community communication (including distributing the Byron Shire Echo!). It is also one of the few places open on a Sunday. 

171 Keen Street. M–F 8am–5.30pm, Sat 8am–3pm, Sun 8.30am–3pm.

Goanna-Bakery+Cafe


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