17.9 C
Byron Shire
May 16, 2021

Byron Bay Brewery raises $21k for bushfire victims

Latest News

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Other News

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze...

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

 Byron Bay Brewery will donate $21,760; all proceeds from their Premium Lager launch party held on Friday 15 November to Australian Red Cross, supporting bushfire-affected communities in NSW, QLD and SA.

‘The brewery has been under a thick smoky haze from the immense fires in the region. It felt like a strange time to be organising the launch party with shifting gale force winds accelerating the damage and evacuation stories starting to be heard from nearby towns. We wanted to do something to help the fire-fighters as well as our friends and family that are being affected by this catastrophe. We hope that our humble donation from the Premium Lager launch will help support our community and those risking their lives to save others’, said Head Brewer, Alastair Gillespie.

Organisers and guests stated that it was a great success, and one of the best nights ever at the brewery as locals were full of energy with hip hop outside, rock inside, delicious beer, tasty food and good vibes all around. 

More than 160 Red Cross emergency personnel – mostly volunteers – have been on the ground in 35 relief and evacuation centres across NSW, QLD and SA. The proceeds from the Premium Lager launch event will sponsor people at evacuation centres and recovery hubs, providing psychological first aid and offering information and practical support.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.