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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Property in Focus

FNBB-546-6ElectraClLocation, Location… Walk To CBD and Beach

2/6 Electra Close, Byron Bay



This desirable townhouse is in a great location within easy walking distance to Byron Bay’s town centre, beaches, schools, sporting fields and metres to the popular Mac’s Cafe and Green Garage.

The ground floor features an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge with access onto a covered north facing entertaining area and private fenced courtyard.

There is a single lock up garage with storage space and direct access, separate laundry and a 3rd toilet also on the ground floor.

The upper level offers 3 bedrooms; the master has a walk in robe and ensuite. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom have built in robes and are central to the main bathroom and separate W/C.

Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the complex is secure and friendly with a lovely in ground swimming pool. Holiday letting is not permitted.

This is an incredible lifestyle location where you can leave the car at home and walk or cycle to your favorite shops and the beach.

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Open: Saturday, 14 November 10.00 – 10.30am

Details: Interest Over $599,000

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232  


FNBB-546-271GoremansRdEasy Care, North Facing 5 Acre Lifestyle Block

271 Goremans Road, Eureka


Here is a rare opportunity to purchase 4 acres with house and pool, plus gardens, orchard, chicken coup and paddocks that make the most of what our beautiful Hinterland has to offer.

Set well back from the road this north-east facing house has multiple quiet places to admire the gardens and rolling hills.

Upstairs beautiful timber floors connect the 3 good sized bedrooms and the open plan lounge/living/dining area. The renovated kitchen looks over the vege garden and opens to a deck.

Downstairs is another bathroom, laundry and a large garage that lends itself to a rumpus or separate living area. There is also an attached carport and large garden shed. Town water is just another added bonus.

Located only 8 minutes to the charming village of Federal, 15 minutes to Bangalow and 30 minutes to Byron Bay, this is a brilliant position offering peace, privacy and a family friendly community of Eureka.

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Open: Saturday, 14 November 2.00 – 2.30pm

Details: Interest Over $679,000

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232, Luke Elwin 0421 375 635


Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...


I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...