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March 7, 2021

Latest News

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Other News

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Discover Ballina & Lennox Head

Summerland Tree Services Ballina Beach Village The Book Warehouse Lighthouse Beach Cafe Carpet One Ballina Homemaker Centre Choux Choux Ballina  Headware Optometry Ballina Fair Urban Earth Hair Studio Jordans Fresh Food  Karen’s Home Beauty


Summerland Tree Services

1. Summerland Tree Services

The fully insured arborists at Summerland Tree Services are highly experienced in tree removal, tree trimming and maintenance, stump grinding, 24/7 emergencies, and storm damage.

0417 698 227


Ballina Beach Village

2. Ballina Beach Village

The perfect weekend getaway – South Ballina’s favourite holiday park! Under new management. Refurbished cabins, huge camping sites, pet friendly (with fully enclosed off-lead dog area), and onsite licensed cafe.


6686 3347

The Book Warehouse

3. The Book Warehouse

The Book Warehouse Ballina carries new releases plus popular backlist titles, bargain books for all ages, and a beautiful range of gift cards and wrap. Drop in for reading and gift ideas.

6686 0917

Lighthouse Beach Cafe

4. Lighthouse Beach Cafe

Lighthouse Beach Cafe has been located in the Ballina Surf Club for over five years. They are open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch (dinner in summer).


6686 4380

Carpet One

5. 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

Ballina Homemaker Centre

6. Ballina Homemaker Centre Spring Fiesta

Enjoy FREE rides, live entertainment, exclusive retailer offers, and more at the Ballina Homemaker Centre Spring Fiesta.

10am till 2pm, Saturday 7 September, 2019.

26 Boeing Ave, Ballina

6620 5300


Choux Choux Ballina

7. Choux Choux Ballina 

Enjoy the best pastries in the region at the iconic Choux Choux Patisserie Bangalow, now riverside! Dog friendly. Gluten-free options, sweet and savoury, delicious drinks.

Tues–Fri 7.30–3, Sat 7.45–1.

234 River St, Ballina (next to RSL)

6687 1209


Headware Optometry

8. Headware Optometry

Formerly Clearsight Optometry, they have been servicing patients in Ballina for over 16 years, offering boutique high-fashion eyewear, contact lenses, and vision care. Book your appointment online or call 6686 8600.


2/35 Fawcett Street, Ballina

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

9. Ballina Fair

Celebrating thirty years in the Northern Rivers community. Save the date for their birthday celebrations on Friday 16 & Saturday 17 August. Unbeatable deals – Giveaways –

Meet and Greet Paw Patrol.


Cnr Kerr & Fox Streets, Ballina

6686 4508

Urban Earth Hair Studio

10. Urban Earth Hair Studio

Nothing feels as good as beautiful, fresh locks. The team at Urban Earth are passionate about all aspects of hair, specialising in Redken Ammonia Free Colour, Blondes and Balayage.

FB @UrbanEarthHair

6687 7470

Jordans Fresh Food

11. Jordans Fresh Food

Jordans has everything fresh under one roof – local fruit and vegetables, fresh salads, soups, homemade meals, juices, smoothies, specialty coffee, raw treats, and much more.

6687 6137

Insta & FB @jordansfarm2478

Karen’s Home Beauty

12. Karen’s Home Beauty

Karen tends to all your waxing, tinting, manicure, pedicure, and facial needs in her cosy home salon. Professional, friendly, warm, and nurturing. New and returning customers are welcome.

1/40 Barrett Drive, Lennox Head

0412 753 490


Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to renew their locals parking permit? Attempting...