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April 11, 2021

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Exactly how was the ship stuck?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry It is well known that The Echo does not publish fake news, so since the Australian media...

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Vehicle sanitisation stations roll out

Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles are being rolled out in Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore with the opening of three free temporary vehicle sanitisation stations.

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Lens on Lennox photo competition is open

Entries are now open for the Lennox Head Lions Club's annual photographic competition, on the theme of 'Lennox Head, Then and Now'.

Interview with Dan Willis

Dan Willis brings Best of British back to the Byron Comedy Festival. It was a sellout last year, with the audience confirming it as one of the favourite shows of the program. Dan is back – this time with Rory Lowe and John Flynn, and spoke with The Echo…

Is it solar fair?

Meg Pickup, Ballina The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) draft rule change will result in solar households and businesses being...

Fundraiser for EB at the Beachy

At any given moment around 500,000 people, mostly children, live with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) a group of rare medical conditions that result in easy blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. 

Cass Lloyd, Byron Bay

Who said the Greens know little about commerce? Seems they got it right in Byron Bay; maintaining the unique vibe of the local neighbourhood for past decades against the relentless push of the chain shops.

But now with the impact of urban-styled Mercato and their proposed new hotel can they do what other local councils have not been able to and preserve the Byron experience?

An ABC report on the famous shopping and eating strip Beaufort St, Perth, claims it’s in a serious down cycle. Over-hyped and over-priced rentals have squeezed out local innovative entrepreneurs.

A local action group chairman says, ‘People are looking for authentic experiences, they want to have something that feels local’.

‘You see this trend where retail disappears, then food and beverage gets squeezed out, then the chains move in and people say, “well, those places aren’t cool anymore so let’s not go there”.’

Please, councillors, don’t let this be repeated here… hold the line… Keep Byron Cool… (pun intended!).


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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline...