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May 12, 2021

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Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

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Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

Stylish Rural Residence with Pool

328 Whian Road, Eureka

This character hardwood timber home has exclusive frontage and views to beautiful Coopers Creek. The property sits in an elevated position and takes full advantage of the surrounding rural vistas. There are several outdoor areas to relax and entertain within, or take a dip in the pool.

The established gardens and lawns are low maintenance all year round. This allows the occupant lots of time to enjoy the natural surroundings. There are stables and several fenced paddocks ideal for horses.

Situated away from the main residence is a self-contained studio which could be ideal for a home office, teenagers retreat or for guests.

The block itself is totally private yet easily accessible and only minutes away from Federal and Bangalow villages.

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Open: Saturday 18 October 2-2.30pm

Details: Auction pending. Interest over $849,000

Enquires: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232 


Rural Lifestyle and Walk to Federal Village

3 Rosella Road, Federal

This stylish timber residence on 9.5 acres enjoys a beautiful rural outlook and north easterly aspect. Situated in a quiet and private area only 5 minute’s walk to Federal Village.

The home sits on the high side of the block to take advantage of the views and there is a sparkling salt water pool.

Inside the home there are hardwood timbers floors and raked ceilings. The new kitchen features stone bench-tops and S/S appliances. The kitchen, dining and sunken living all open out to a wrap-around covered deck.

Multiple outdoor areas, fruit trees, herb garden and a rainforest walk make this the ideal family home.

Includes; “ADSL 2 Plus” internet connection and full mobile reception, solar hot water, 1kw solar panels and ample water storage.

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Open: Saturday, 18 October 10–10.30am

Details: Interest over $1,095,000

Enquires: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232



It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

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David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers, however, most of our local...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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