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Loft – stylish and relaxed

A recent trip to see friends on the Gold Coast sharpened my appreciation for just how lucky we in Byron. If you like Irish pubs, Bavarian restaurants and food courts try the Goldie: ‘How good is it?’, as our PM might say, philausophically.

40 days

Unless you’re a serial reader of self-help books, most people would expect a true health transformation should take a reasonable period of time.

Cosmic Disco

Celebrate NYE at your favourite location in the universe, the wild planet of Harvest Newrybar.

The Ethics of Eating

By S Haslam Author Matthew Evans is very media savvy, but even he seems a little rueful about the focus on the chapter in his latest...

$627,00 for Brunswick Picture House

The young but already iconic Brunswick Picture House received a huge $627,00 boost from the Regional Arts NSW and other state government agencies for its long planned capital works program this morning.

Sparkling dining

Like bubbles? Francisco Smoje, head chef and one of the founders of Barrio Eatery & Bar, is renowned for the refined flavours and humble...

Deer Hunter 

Smoking is back – food that is. And so is wild game. Local chef Mark LaBrooy has been hunting deer 6.5hrs southwest of Byron,...

A book about community

    By: S Haslam It’s hard to think of a project more emblematic of modern Byron than The Farm. Situated right at the gateway to town,...

Picture House puts shout out for upgrade funding

After two years of relying on corporate sponsorship to provide much-needed upgrades, the owners of Brunswick Picture House are looking to government grants to help fund with the next round of improvements.

Inspiration, and mescal, from Mexico

Fresh from a stint working up in Brisbane, former executive chef of Coyotito, Evan White, together with partner Amelia, is set to create a...

Byron Writers Festival full program released

Byron Writers Festival has just announced its complete 2018 lineup, so put down your pen and pick up a program to check out the diverse array of writers and events on offer.

Echo Chamber of Commerce drinks at Targa

The Byron Shire Echo hosted drinks after hours at Targa on Friday night with the Byron Chamber of Commerce. Did we get your photo? Check out the gallery.

Quattro four now ten

  The two husband-and-wife teams behind Quattro, Lennox Head’s stylish beachfront Italian restaurant, laid on a bit of a party for their customers, guests (and...

Workshops at The Farm

There will be a number of workshops at The Farm Byron Bay this weekend 23 and 24 September 2017. Backyard Farming The Heirloom Way celebrates old school farm...

Centenary bullock wagon members sought

  Know of anyone who took part in a three-month bullock trek to Sydney in 1987 as part of the 1988 Centenary celebrations? Colin Statham says...

Ballina RSL completes $8m renovation

Ben Franklin MLC had the honour of unveiling the plaque at the official opening of Level One at Ballina RSL this morning.

Booming Byron businesses share their secrets

A new initiative called The Gathering that showcases successful local businesses recently commenced, with The Farm founders Tom and Emma Lane speaking about their inspirations and experience in starting up a business in the Shire. Events will be running every month for the next year, says co-founder Lisa Laing.

Scammers posed as legitimate business to place ad in Byron Echo

The Echo, along with other Fairfax Media and worldwide papers, appears to have been taken in by scammers posing as a legitimate Victorian company,...

Foundation bee-nefits the community

Story and photos by: Vivienne Pearson  Byron’s Katia Bee Project received a $25,000 funding boost last night (Thurs 24 November) from the Northern Rivers Community...

Manifesting big in Byron’s back lanes

Byron’s Lawson Lane is the exit for two drive-in bottleshops – it’s full of bins and is dominated by the concrete rear of the former Nomads backpacker building. In a strictly utilitarian and commercial world, this service lane would remain plain ugly.

Minister wants northern rivers tourism expenditure to double

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres visited Byron this morning and told Destination Byron’s annual Tourism Symposium that the NSW government had a goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020.

Loft – stylish and relaxed

A recent trip to see friends on the Gold Coast sharpened my appreciation for just how lucky we in Byron. If you like Irish pubs, Bavarian restaurants and food courts try the Goldie: ‘How good is it?’, as our PM might say, philausophically.

40 days

Unless you’re a serial reader of self-help books, most people would expect a true health transformation should take a reasonable period of time.

Cosmic Disco

Celebrate NYE at your favourite location in the universe, the wild planet of Harvest Newrybar.

The Ethics of Eating

By S Haslam Author Matthew Evans is very media savvy, but even he seems a little rueful about the focus on the chapter in his latest...

$627,00 for Brunswick Picture House

The young but already iconic Brunswick Picture House received a huge $627,00 boost from the Regional Arts NSW and other state government agencies for its long planned capital works program this morning.

Sparkling dining

Like bubbles? Francisco Smoje, head chef and one of the founders of Barrio Eatery & Bar, is renowned for the refined flavours and humble...

Deer Hunter 

Smoking is back – food that is. And so is wild game. Local chef Mark LaBrooy has been hunting deer 6.5hrs southwest of Byron,...

A book about community

    By: S Haslam It’s hard to think of a project more emblematic of modern Byron than The Farm. Situated right at the gateway to town,...

Picture House puts shout out for upgrade funding

After two years of relying on corporate sponsorship to provide much-needed upgrades, the owners of Brunswick Picture House are looking to government grants to help fund with the next round of improvements.

Inspiration, and mescal, from Mexico

Fresh from a stint working up in Brisbane, former executive chef of Coyotito, Evan White, together with partner Amelia, is set to create a...

Byron Writers Festival full program released

Byron Writers Festival has just announced its complete 2018 lineup, so put down your pen and pick up a program to check out the diverse array of writers and events on offer.

Echo Chamber of Commerce drinks at Targa

The Byron Shire Echo hosted drinks after hours at Targa on Friday night with the Byron Chamber of Commerce. Did we get your photo? Check out the gallery.

Quattro four now ten

  The two husband-and-wife teams behind Quattro, Lennox Head’s stylish beachfront Italian restaurant, laid on a bit of a party for their customers, guests (and...

Workshops at The Farm

There will be a number of workshops at The Farm Byron Bay this weekend 23 and 24 September 2017. Backyard Farming The Heirloom Way celebrates old school farm...

Centenary bullock wagon members sought

  Know of anyone who took part in a three-month bullock trek to Sydney in 1987 as part of the 1988 Centenary celebrations? Colin Statham says...

Ballina RSL completes $8m renovation

Ben Franklin MLC had the honour of unveiling the plaque at the official opening of Level One at Ballina RSL this morning.

Booming Byron businesses share their secrets

A new initiative called The Gathering that showcases successful local businesses recently commenced, with The Farm founders Tom and Emma Lane speaking about their inspirations and experience in starting up a business in the Shire. Events will be running every month for the next year, says co-founder Lisa Laing.

Scammers posed as legitimate business to place ad in Byron Echo

The Echo, along with other Fairfax Media and worldwide papers, appears to have been taken in by scammers posing as a legitimate Victorian company,...

Foundation bee-nefits the community

Story and photos by: Vivienne Pearson  Byron’s Katia Bee Project received a $25,000 funding boost last night (Thurs 24 November) from the Northern Rivers Community...

Manifesting big in Byron’s back lanes

Byron’s Lawson Lane is the exit for two drive-in bottleshops – it’s full of bins and is dominated by the concrete rear of the former Nomads backpacker building. In a strictly utilitarian and commercial world, this service lane would remain plain ugly.

Minister wants northern rivers tourism expenditure to double

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres visited Byron this morning and told Destination Byron’s annual Tourism Symposium that the NSW government had a goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020.
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