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May 20, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Other News

Harm Labor

Much as I respect Richard Jones’ opinions on many things, I can’t agree with his conclusion last week (‘Election...

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Insights from the campaign trail

The election is almost here. Hooray. It’s time we got down with Elvis Presley’s suggestion of ‘A little less conversation, a little more action, please.’ I’m a big fan of action. I’ve been at this for 14 months, and as a writer who holds the ear of the community each week I’ve been cognizant not to turn this into a hostage situation. For twenty years I’ve talked about politics and social issues and shared insights into my personal experiences, but this is one journey where I’ve had to keep you locked out. 

The Richmond conundrum

The forthcoming federal election presents the Richmond electorate as an interesting conundrum. I do not believe the current leaders...

Ballina osprey platform in dangerous disrepair

As nesting season approaches, wildlife carer and local bird expert Deb Pearse has contacted The Echo about her concerns for the precarious state of the Brunswick Street osprey nesting platform, near the river in Ballina.

Mandy for Richmond: ‘I’m there to break things’

I am deeply curious about whether Mandy Nolan can unseat Labor’s Justine Elliot and win Richmond for the Greens in Saturday’s election.

Byron Arts & Industry Estate + Habitat Precinct

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Stone & Wood Painted Earth Honey Hunt Style Eye of Horus Byron Bay Peanut Butter Co Interior Motives Blind Design fallenBROKENstreet Byron Bay Olives Co SuperFeast Salt & Wood Interiors Aesthetica Katrina Beohm Real Estate Habitat Workspace Grounded Living Organic Beauty by Kamon Bun Coffee Froth Cafe Byron Bay Bikram Yoga Byron Foodies Zentai Living Kouzina Byron Bay Emporium of Wonders Byron Bay Argenton Design CrossFit Byron Bay Byron Yoga Lounge
Stone & Wood

1. Stone & Wood

Drop into our tasting room and brewery for a tour, tasting, or a bite to eat in a space dedicated to beer education.
100 Centennial Circuit

Painted Earth

2. Painted Earth

Australia’s largest range of sustainable paints, wood finishes, and renders. Beautiful, durable, and affordable. No smell, no toxic fumes. Once you try them you won’t look back.
Mon–Fri: 7.30am–4.30pm, Sat 10am–2pm.
1 Brigantine Street

Honey Hunt Style

3. Honey Hunt Style

Give Mum the gift of style and comfort this Mothers Day. Perfect for yoga, Pilates, travel, chilling, or dressing up. Thirty unique designs created in Byron and Australian made. Gift vouchers available.
2/10 Brigantine Street

Eye of Horus

4. Eye of Horus

High-performance award-winning cosmetics developed in Byron Bay, formulated with plant-based ingredients, cruelty free and vegan friendly. MASSIVE warehouse sale on 18 April up to 70 per cent off.
9/12 Tasman Way

Byron Bay Peanut Butter Co

5. Calling all peanut butter fans!

Check out Byron’s new Peanut Butter Store. Receive 10 per cent off when mentioning this article. Open Wednesday to Friday 10.30am–5pm. Every other day by appointment.
16 Tasman Way

Interior Motives

6. Interior Motives Blind Design

Beautiful custom-made linen sheer curtains add comfort and sophistication to any room. We also stock natural fabrics including eco hemp and organic cotton and pure Belgian linens, complementing your home lifestyle.
84/86 Centennial Circuit
6680 8862


7. fallenBROKENstreet

Byron Bay-based headwear label fallenBROKENstreet has a massive collection at their flagship showroom. Cruise in and say hi ’n’ try some hats on. They love what they do and hope u do 2 :)
93 Centennial Circuit

Byron Bay Olives Company

8. Bienvenue à La Cuisine!

French Mediterranean deli stocking Marinated Olives and Antipasti, French cheeses, cured meats, fresh bread.
Also offering homemade lunch options: soups, gourmet sandwiches, salads. All ages, all tastes :)
2/29 Brigantine Street
0431 842 340


9. SuperFeast HQ

Warehouse sale – 20 per cent off old labelled stock! Visit the SuperFeast HQ shop to learn all about medicinal mushrooms and adaptogens. These ancient herbal extracts can help increase vibrancy and longevity.
4/20 Brigantine Street. 1300 769 500
Facebook: superfeast Instagram: superfeast

Salt and Wood

10. Salt & Wood Interiors

Our new luxe lifestyle store showcases an eclectic mix of fashion, homewares, furniture, and artwork, stocks brands like Uniqwa, Gypset Cargo, Suboo, and Woven Husk, and St Barts.
4/52 Centennial Circuit.


11. Aestheticá

Aestheticá is locally owned and run by a team of medical and dermal professionals specialising in non-surgical cosmetic and advanced skin treatments. Book for a no obligation FREE skin or injectibles consultation.
Unit 60, C5 Bldg
0427 601 903

Katrina Beohm

12. Katrina Beohm Real Estate

Katrina Beohm Real Estate is an independent agency able to offer a bespoke real estate service without the constraints of a franchise structure.

Habitat Workspace

13. Habitat Workspace

Enjoy the perks of co-working from the privacy of your lockable office at Habitat Workspace. One- or 2-person offices plus single-person hotdesks available from $125 per week.
1 Porter Street
6694 3244

Grounded Living

14. Grounded Living

Solutions to your soft-flooring needs. The latest range takes inspiration from the colours of the Byron Shire. It is the ocean, a walk in nature, the feeling of being at home – and Grounded.
4/4 Banksia Drive

Organic Beauty by Kamon

15. Organic Beauty by Kamon

Experience Kamon’s ultimate personalised treatments using natural, organic-certified products in blissful, intimate, and private surroundings. Waxing, spray tan, eyes, nails, facials, eyelash lifting, and extensions.
6685 5545
1 Acacia Street

Bun Coffee

16. Bun Coffee

Bun Coffee is a specialty roaster of  organic, Fair Trade, or Rainforest Alliance blends and 40+ single origins. Visit the newly refurbished roastery door for all your local coffee needs.
17/1A Banksia Drive

Froth Cafe

17. Froth Cafe Byron Bay

Small takeaway cafe serving nourishing wholesome food. Froth provides a little bit of everything for each tastebud; whether you’re a tradie or a yogi, we’ll have something for you. Lots of parking!
1/1B Banksia Drive
Open: Monday to Friday 7am–3pm

Bikram Yoga

18. Bikram Yoga

Byron Bay’s hot yoga studio, offering Bikram Yoga, Hot Pilates, Vinyasa and Yin.
New ownership. All levels welcome.
Locals intro offer $49/21 days.
Holiday pass $60/week.
8 Grevillea St
0438 771 170

Byron Foodies

19. Byron Foodies

Byron Foodies Walking Tour will get you feasting on scrumptious delights. Byron Foodies 100 per cent supports the local foodies off the beaten track at the Arts & Industry Estate. Tours run Mon–Friday.

Zentai Living

20. Zentai Living

Australia’s natural bedding specialist since 1981. Certified organic latex mattresses. All-natural latex mattresses. Traditional futons. All solid American oak bedframes. Bedroom furniture.
1/11 Banksia Drive
Shop instore or online at zentai.com.au

Kouzina Byron Bay

21. Kouzina Byron Bay

Authentic Greek homestyle kitchen offering locally sourced, seasonal meals, mezzes, salads, sweets, organic coffee, and more. Breakfast/Lunch 7.30am–3pm ~ Tues–Fri
Dinner 6pm–late ~ Thur–Sat
1 Acacia Street
0451 196 769
Instagram: kouzina_byronbay
Facebook: Kouzina Byron Bay Greek

Emporium Of Wonders

22. Emporium of Wonders Byron Bay

The most magical children’s party and retail destination in the Shire. Need a birthday gift? Come visit, meet a fairy, explore for treasures, and book your fairytale birthday celebration. Thurs–Mon 10am–5pm. Melia 0406 913 522
8 Banksia Drive.

Argenton Design

23. Argenton Design

Spoil your mum this Mothers Day with 20 per cent off fine jewellery by Argenton Design, available instore from 8 till 12 May. Mention this ad or use code LOVEMYMUM.
Unit 2, 1a Banksia Drive
0413 707 642

CrossFit Byron Bay

24. CrossFit Byron Bay

CrossFit Byron Bay is a community-based fitness centre building better humans. We help you become your strongest, fittest, healthiest you. Locals membership available and drop-ins always welcome!
3/5 Banksia Drive
[email protected]

Byron Yoga Lounge

25. Byron Yoga Lounge

Experience the difference of Iyengar Yoga.
Experienced committed teachers who undertake at least 3–4 years of study.
Accessible for all bodies/ages/injuries.
All levels – redefine or commence your practice.
Shop 22B, 1A Banksia Drive
0402 770 441

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.