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October 22, 2021

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The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

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Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

Cartoon of the week – 20 October, 2021

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.

Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.
Creative, small batch, hand-made, state-of-the-art, artisan, innovative, ethical, imaginative, hyper-local, leading-edge, quality, EXPLORE premium, master, handcrafted, accomplished, cutting edge, organic, designer, eclectic DISCOVER ingenious, beautiful, unique, sensational, avant-garde, original, visionary, inspirational, expert, brilliant, gifted, ahead of the curve. YOU wonderful, compelling, THERE experiencing, witnessing, engaging. NOW.

A cleverly designed village where people live, work and play, all in one place, combining old-school Byron (community, creativity) with new thinking (live+work spaces, car sharing) and good times (food, shops) to create a little oasis for locals and visitors alike.


1. FORRM | 2. Eye of Horus | 3. Byron Bay Fair | 4. Honey Hunt Style | 5. Kido Store | 6. The Lobby | 7. Stone & Wood | 8. Bodhi Living | 9. Mark Tuckey Furniture | 10. Bun Coffee | 11. Katrina Beohm Real Estate | 12. Habitat Workspace | 13. High Spec Properties


1. FORRM.store

‘A connected meeting of form and function.’ FORRM.store is a boutique offering a core focus on fashion and lifestyle products curated to enhance a considered yet luxurious lifestyle. They are dedicated to showcasing both Australian and international brands that embody their philosophy and values of timelessness, quality and sustainable fabrics with ethical production. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am.

1/57 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

Eye O fHorus

2. Eye of Horus

Luxury, cruelty-free, Byron Bay beauty brand, Eye of Horus, is globally renowned for being at the forefront of sophisticated, ethical and timeless beauty. Their brand new concept store is an elevated beauty destination that offers a unique, interactive experience, inviting clientele to sample cosmetic shades, customise their own palettes, and experiment with luxe beauty looks created by in-house makeup artists.

4/1 Boronia Place

Byron Bay Fair

3. Byron Bay Fair

Whether you're picking up a six pack or a bottle of red, Sunrise Super Cellars at Byron Bay Fair have everything you need. Their cellar stocks a wide range of Australian and imported wines, spirits, champagnes and beer. Ask for the local specials which include limited release wines from family owned vineyards. Shop where the locals do, at Byron Bay Fair.

20 Bayshore Drive
Socials: @ByronBayFair

Honey Hunt Style

4. Honey Hunt Style

'I seriously didn’t know leggings could be this comfy. From yoga and pilates, to shopping, to the beach, these are my go-to leggings when I need something practical, fun and funky to wear. I love my leggings!' Honey Hunt Style is grateful to the community for supporting their genuine Australian made designer fashion and shopping locally in-store. Also online, Byron and Bangalow markets.

Shop 2, 1 Centennial Cct
0408 766 546


5. Kido Store

Kido is a kids concept store with items they love curated from around the world. Catering for newborns to 15 years, they focus on ethically and environmentally conscious brands across fashion, decor, furniture, books, toys, and bikes. With brands sourced locally and from around the world, their products are designed to be lovingly handed on from one child to the next.

7/18 Centennial Cct
9045 7777

The Lobby

6. The Lobby

Formed by a collective of local businesses who love art and want to share the love by showcasing local artists in their space. Now on: This Rebellious Feeling: A Travel Exhibition by Andrea Pellegrini.
‘And so, if travelling is rebellion, I want to feel rebellious.’

2/17 Tasman Way
Neighbouring Byron School of Clay and Nimbus.

Stone & Wood

7. Stone & Wood

‘Byron, we’re back!’ After a little hiatus, the sunniest beer garden in the A&I estate is open and their crew are stoked to be back behind the taps. Swing in for freshly poured beers, brewery tours and tasty treats from the legends at 100 Mile Table. Kiddos and doggos also welcome, so bring your loved ones along for some time out.

100 Centennial Circuit

Bodhi Living

8. Bodhi Living

Bodhi Living is a conceptual furniture store that showcases unique, antique pieces from around the world, combined with a range of contemporary furniture, rugs, lighting, décor and art. They also offer a unique and personalised design experience and can guide their clients through residential, commercial and contract projects with in-house design consultation, planning and execution, creating considered spaces that enrich the soul.

1/18 Centennial Circuit
0429 479 260

Mark Tuckey Furniture

9. Mark Tuckey Furniture

Mark Tuckey Furniture is an Australian furniture company dedicated to designing and creating timber furniture with integrity, simplicity and strength, using recycled and sustainably managed timbers. They also retail complementary seating, homewares, lighting and artwork. Their commitment is to produce lifetime pieces with a negligible footprint. 10% off new dining table and bed orders until
30 September.

14 Bayshore Drive
8403 3062

Bun Coffee

10. Bun Coffee

Need caffeinating? Bun HQ are open for your takeaway and take home coffee. Mon–Fri 7am–4pm Sat: 7am–11am Choose from ethically sourced Certified Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, Australian-grown blends or compostable coffee pods, all traceable to origin. Order ahead, call them on 6680 9798

Unit 15-17, 1A Banksia Drive

Katrina Beohm Real Estate

11. Katrina Beohm Real Estate

Katrina Beohm Real Estate specialise in coastal and hinterland sales through Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore shires. With twenty years locally in real estate, Katrina and her team have a large database and first-class marketing strategies that can help you sell your property.

8 Porter Street, Byron Bay
0459 066 087

Habitat Workspace

12. Habitat Workspace

A modern co-working space for freelancers, start-ups and small businesses. Thirty-four lockable ‘pocket offices’, and twelve open plan desks; a smarter, more affordable way to do business in an upscale setting that is still relaxed.

Building B1, 1 Porter Street
02 6694 3244

13. High Spec Properties

High Spec Properties

A new Northern Rivers Real Estate Experience Awaits… HighSpec Properties – an award-winning buyer’s agency brings experience, dedication and expertise to your Byron Shire property search. Watch your property dream come to life through award-winning strategy and negotiation. Amanda Gould and Felicity Mackenzie will be your secret agents, on your side to help. It’s time to enrich your property journey.

Ground Floor Habitat Building, 20 Fullerton Lane
0449 765 106
[email protected]

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just how many local cetacean enthusiasts...

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.