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May 25, 2022

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Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

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A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

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.

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.

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

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.

FNBB-OTM-ShirleyStAaron's At Byron Guest House

Aaron’[email protected] - 44 Shirley Street, Byron Bay


Aaron's at Byron is a 4.5 star guest house plus a beautiful 3 bedroom manager’s residence situated in central Byron where guests can walk to all facilities and Main Beach. An established business with excellent repeat clientele.

Spacious and modern, the manager’s residence will impress. The guest suites are located at the rear of the 1012m2 property and offer luxury ensuite rooms with individual decks and overlook the pool, relaxation daybed area and heated Jacuzzi.

There is rear lane access through electric gates to 4 car spaces plus a remote controlled double garage and storage space. Although the property is only 7 years old it has recently been upgraded and is in immaculate condition.

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Open: By Appointment 
Details: $2,350,000 inc GST
Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


FNBB-OTM-ParkwayDrElevated, Private Queenslander in Ewingsdale

106 Parkway Drive, Ewingsdale


Set on just over 1 acre on a quiet and elevated north east facing position is this charming Queenslander home.

A grand central stairwell entrance, wide covered verandas on two sides and 100 year old French doors and stained glass windows welcome you to this beautiful home.

2 lounge rooms plus a dining room flow through French doors to the wide verandas creating outdoor living spaces. Country style kitchen and the large main bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite has a beautiful outlook and also joins the veranda.

The property is connected to town water and also has a rainwater tank.

Only a few minutes’ drive to Byron Bay’s CBD and beaches yet this property offers a true country feel.

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Open: Saturday, 31 May 2014 12.00 – 12.30pm 
Details: Interest Over $749,000
Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


Race action at the TVSC Mother’s Day meet

A dedicated fleet of 13 boats took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s (TVSC) Winter series on Mother’s Day earlier this month.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the band will be playing their...

Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.