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May 24, 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.

Other News

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.

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.

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Corporate beach

Tallow Beach is a great place to walk your dog and it has got a lot busier over the...

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.

Suspicious house fire in Casino ends in charges

NSW Police say that man has been charged following a suspicious house fire.

Healthy tips on garlic from our naturopath:

GarlicGarlic has been known as a cultivated plant for so long that it is difficult to trace its country of origin.

Some sources say it is indigenous to Siberia but then quickly spread to southern Europe where it became naturalised and a common ingredient of most dishes.

It has been used as a medicinal herb from these ancient times, mostly as an antiseptic for all types of infections.

Mrs M Grieve in A Modern Herbal says that ‘syrup of garlic is an invaluable remedy for asthma, hoarseness, coughs, difficulty of breathing and most disorders of the lungs being of particular virtue in chronic bronchitis.’

See Vanessa and Will Cotterill from Gourmet Garlic at the Mullum Farmers Markets to stock up on all your garlic needs including pickled garlic, garlic-infused olive oil and roast garlic puree.

Check out the Mullumbimby Farmers Market Facebook page for more fascinating info on garlic and a great recipe for pumpkin and garlic soup.


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.