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Computers donated to home schooled kids in Lismore

There nothing like the support of the CWA ladies to help get you through a disaster and the Lismore CWA Evening Branch were very pleased to be able to help their community once again to supply computers to some flood-affected Lismore kids.

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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.


Morrison is the loose unit with the economy! Here’s some excerpts from a long, long list of corruption by...

Everyone reads The Echo

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Opinion: It’s time to kick Morrison out

'Grifters come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of background. This one is used to skipping just a step ahead of impending disaster and exposure. Many times in marketing and politics, which he sees as identical pursuits, his nimble lies have saved his career.' 

Rooftop dining in the centre of Byron

Simon Haslam Last Friday I went up for a few drinks with friends at the relatively new rooftop dining area...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 18 May, 2022

Brilliant entertainment always in the Byron Shire

Discover Ballina & Lennox Head

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and access to services not available within the Byron Shire. Lennox Head is just north of Ballina and is a charming seaside village.

Both are playgrounds for beach lovers, surfers, boats, anglers and eco-adventurers. Its also just a hop, skip and jump (well a 15 minute drive) down the freeway. What are you waiting for?

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants Carpet One My Geek Mate Ballina Fair Shopping Centre B Framed Picture Framing The Book Warehouse Fishy Fishy Belle Property Byron Bay Lennox Head
Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

1. Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

Ballina’s only coffee roaster/cafe in a unique plant-filled warehouse, offering ethically sourced specialty coffees from Southeast Asia and wholesome bites. Convenient location. Easy parking.
Mon–Fri 6am–1.30pm.
0423 415 980
2/6 Endeavour Cl

Carpet One

2. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.
6686 3855
3/5 Clark St

My Geek Mate

3. My Geek Mate

Need help using technology? Come and see Mark of My Geek Mate – “Personal tech support for bamboozled bipeds.”
Free parking and no potholes!
0431 122 057
1/53 Tamar St

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

4. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Be sure to come along to the FREE Ballina Fair Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, 21 March, 2020, outside Woolworths at Ballina Fair from 9am to 1pm.
Cnr Kerr and Fox St

B Framed Picture Framing

5. B Framed Picture Framing

For personalised custom picture framing, talk to their qualified staff about your framing requirements.
Visit their showroom for framing designs that are sure to impress.
They also stock art supplies.
6686 5856
69 River St

Book Warehouse Ballina

6. The Book Warehouse

Catering to readers in Ballina, Lismore, Grafton and Coffs for 40 years.
Call in to speak with their wonderful staff or check out their new online shop!
Locally owned, competitive prices.
6686 0917
165 River St

Fishy Fishy

7. Fishy Fishy

With friendly service and a great atmosphere, their fish is fresh off the boat and they are committed to using local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients wherever possible. Open 7 days.
02 6687 5599
Shop 3, 80-84 Ballina St, Lennox Head

Belle Property Byron Bay Lennox Head

8. Belle Property Byron Bay Lennox Head

Your local real estate experts servicing the Northern Rivers. Contact them today if you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or invest.
[email protected]
6687 4447
63-65 Ballina Street, Lennox Head

COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

Elliot ecstatic about Albo and confident of a Richmond win

While her win in Richmond has not yet been confirmed, Justine Elliot is very happy about the overall result for Labor and a new government.

Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.