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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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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

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...

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

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

The Spirit of Brunswick Heads

Known for its stunning river entrance and its ‘beach town’ vibe, Brunswick Heads has transformed from sleepy fishing village to one of the hubs of the Byron Shire. The Brunswick River is a perfect spot for water activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, boating and swimming. Brunswick has managed to balance its ever increasing appeal to visitors with a strong sense of community identity, helped by the fact that most of the local businesses are owned by local residents. 

Brunswick Heads has something to offer for everyone, whether it’s shopping, dining or outdoor activities. It's packed with options for the perfect for lunch or dinner, with a spot of shopping before or after. There are a lot of natural spaces, parks and beaches which are great for family gatherings, or to just kick back and relax on a picnic. Down the road and across the footbridge you’ll find Torakina Beach, a tranquil curve of sand sheltered by the two breakwalls at the mouth of the Brunswick River.

Brunswick Picture House Mahashe Ozone Beauty Spa Fabulous Mrs Fox Bernardis Bruns News Bronson Barber Portias Will The Key Basics Daily Counter Brunswick Heads Physio Brunswick Surf Shop Bruns Beach Bait and Tackle Clem’s Cargo Marketplace Whatever Goes LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads Byron Shire Real Estate Brunswick Heads Creative Trawlers Bar and Kitchen Kathryn Riding Yoga Brunswick Heads Pharmacy


Brunswick Picture House

1. Brunswick Picture House

BPH is your ‘Summer House of Fun’ with their biggest program yet, featuring internationally renowned entertainers, comedy royalty, kids shows and lots of saucy performances for the grown ups.

6685 0280



2. MahaShe

MahaShe is a local designer fashion label, specialising in cotton. With its timeless styles and unique prints, you can’t help but fall in love with this label.

6689 7059


Ozone Beauty Spa

3. Ozone Beauty Spa

Every $299 purchase receives a FREE Oxygen Spa Facial Voucher (worth $150). Get Christmas ready with massage, skin & HiFu treatments from just $10. Unique Australian made jewellery & gifts.

6685 1145


Fabulous Mrs Fox

4. Fabulous Mrs Fox

With a fabulous mix of old and new, from fashion to furniture and everything in-between, they have something for everyone! Open 7 days for you to enjoy.

6685 0020



Bernadi's Gelato

5. Bernardi’s

A landmark of Brunswick Heads, serving their famous Artisanal Gelato with an authentic 1974 recipe. They also have fresh juices, outstanding smoothies, coffee and food. Drop in and say hello!

6685 1988


Bruns News

6. Bruns News

A newsagent and local artists' outlet. In addition to newspapers, magazines, stationary and gift cards.

They stock local Indigenous artworks, cards and postcards, lollies, aspirins,

fresh flowers and more.

0477 0141 578

Bronson Barber

7. Bronson Barber

For men, women, and teenagers wanting an awesome haircut, Bronson is the barber for you. With 25 years of experience in Europe, the US, and Australia, you’ll walk out feeling a million dollars.

0423 259 731

Portia’s Will

8. Portia’s Will

Are you looking for a gift for the elegant, bold and courageous woman in your life? You’ll be sure to find something in their compelling collections of sartorial splendor.



The Key Basics

9. The Key Basics

Versatile wardrobe essentials for men and women, created to be worn again and again. From carefully curated threads and ceramics, to sneakers and scents... mention The Echo for 15% off in-store.



Daily Counter

10. Daily Counter

Serving Allpress coffee, Scratch Patisserie pastries & their famous toasties. Open Monday to Friday 6.30am – midday and Saturday / Sunday 7am – midday.


Brunswick Heads Physio

11. Brunswick Heads Physio

Treating all sprains, strains, aches and pains with experienced hands-on treatment and exercise prescription. 45 minute sessions. Easy online booking.

0419 629 333


Brunswick Surf Shop

12. Brunswick Surf Shop

Your traditional, customer focused surf shop, providing surf apparel and accessories from major brands. Full to the brim with everything you need to enjoya day at the beach.

6685 1283


Bruns Beach, Bait and Tackle

13. Bruns Beach, Bait and Tackle

LJ Hooker Brunswick Headsd Tackle

For all your beach needs. Kids' and adults' hats. Swimwear, toys, games, towels, inflatables, boards, umbrellas and shelters. We also stock camping gear and a full range of fishing tackle. Rod hire and bait.

0432 394 869

Clem’s Cargo Marketplace

14. Clem’s Cargo Marketplace

A treasure trove for secondhand-lovers and those who tread lightly. With its own café, Clem’s houses 12+ specialty traders showcasing quality furniture, resale and new apparel, and local artists.

6685 1213


Whatever Goes

15. Whatever Goes

Huge range of beautiful imported giftware, homewares, handcrafts, clothing, crystals and jewellery. Affordable prices, fantastic selection for all ages. Open 7 days a week. 


16. LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads

Experienced in all facets of real estate, their team can assist the community with all enquires relating to residential rentals, as well as rural, residential, commercial or industrial sales.

6685 0177


Byron Shire Real Estate

17. Byron Shire Real Estate

The weather is heating up, and so is the market. Interstate buyers, investors and first home buyers are back this summer, so call Todd or Gary if you’re considering selling!

Todd Buckland 0408 966 421

Gary Brazenor 0423 777 237

6685 1754


Brunswick Heads Creative

18. Brunswick Heads Creative

Co-working • Community • Collaboration. A boutique local co-working space nestled among the countless cafes and just a stone’s throw from the famously picturesque Brunswick River and beach.

0405 484 039


Trawlers Bar and Kitchen

19. Trawlers Bar and Kitchen

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full bar with six types of beer on tap, cocktails and delicious food with a great view, oh la la...

6685 1305


Kathryn Riding Yoga

20. Kathryn Riding Yoga

Kathryn is a much loved teacher with many decades of experience, who offers weekly classes in her beautiful light filled studio in Brunswick Heads. She also teaches retreats in Ubud.



Brunswick Heads Pharmacy

21. Brunswick Heads Pharmacy

Come and see the gorgeous Christmas windows at the Pharmacy and browse their excellent selection of boutique, hard-to-find gifts and beauty products.

6685 1219



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...