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May 25, 2022

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The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

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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.

Hydrogen hoax

This is very serious. Last year expert scientists published a warning via The Society of Chemical Industry: ‘blue hydrogen’,...

Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

Local author’s first children’s book weaves a magical tale

After writing three successful novels for adults, local author Sarah Armstrong could have been forgiven for staying on the same path with her fourth offering.

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.

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.

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.

Resould, Vintage Classic Modern Ozone Beauty & Medi Spa Trawlers Bar and Kitchen Brunswick Holistic Dental Centre Mahashe Clem’s Cargo Marketplace Bruns News LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads
Resould, Vintage Classic Modern

1. Resould, Vintage Classic Modern

In a society saturated with mass production, rethink the way we live and decorate. Recycle from the past and style your home and business with vintage. #rethink #relove #renew #recycle
48 Tweed St
6685 1540

Ozone Beauty & Medi Spa

2. Ozone Beauty & Medi Spa

"I had my first Hifu with Kirsty before The Logies in 2019 and was inundated with compliments. I’ve since had another, and I’m being asked what my secret is." Kerry Armstrong.
3/32 Mullumbimbi St
6685 1145

Trawlers Bar and Kitchen

3. Trawlers Bar and Kitchen

Spice your life up a little with their new Margarita flavours every Wednesday! Full bar, cocktails and delicious food with a great view. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
2 The Terrace
6685 1305

Brunswick Holistic Dental Centre

4. Brunswick Holistic Dental Centre

Pioneering holistic dentistry in the Northern Rivers for over 20 years. With a reputation built on trust and excellence, they provide the highest possible standard of advanced dental care.
18 Mullumbimbi St
6685 1264


5. Mahashe

A local designer fashion label you'll fall in love with, specialising in cotton, with timeless styles and unique prints. Mention this ad for 10% off. Valid until 31/04/20.
14 The Terrace
6685 1411

Clem’s Cargo Marketplace

6. 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.
38 Tweed St
6685 1213

Bruns News

7. 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.
Park St (next to bakery)
0477 141 578

LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads

8. 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.
5/16 The Terrace
6685 0177

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

Kashmir Miller: ‘the Green wave will expand’

Taking her first but definitely not her last steps into federal politics, the election campaign for Greens candidate for Page, Kashmir Miller, was exciting and tricky.

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.