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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

Make your vote count in the Council elections

I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and...

Nothing cute about the Frogbit alien invasion

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is an invasive, smothering waterweed that poses a serious environmental threat which has been found in the Richmond River and at Chinderah.

Pineapples from Bangalow

Bangalow Farm is located just outside the Bangalow township and has the typical red volcanic soil that makes farming...

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Voting options on paid parking

Council paid parking in Byron Bay, and National Parks NSW paid parking, has ruined the amenity we once had,...

Byron Arts & Industry – May 2021

Creative, small batch, hand-made, state-of-the-art, artisan, innovative, ethical, imaginative, hyper-local, leading-edge, quality, EXPLORE premium, master, handcrafted, accomplished, cutting edge, organic, designer, eclectic DISCOVER ingenious, beautiful, unique, sensational, avant-garde, original, visionary, inspirational, expert, brilliant, gifted, ahead of the curve. YOU wonderful, compelling, THERE experiencing, witnessing, engaging. NOW.

A cleverly designed village where people live, work and play, all in one place, combining old-school Byron (community, creativity) with new thinking (live+work spaces, car sharing) and good times (food, shops) to create a little oasis for locals and visitors alike.

1. Poème Lifestyle | 2. 2die4 Live Foods | 3. In the Raw | 4. Bodhi Living | 5. Byron Bay Fair | 6. Byron Bay Traders | 7. Elements I Love | 8. Stone & Wood | 9. Honey Hunt Style | 10. Mark Tuckey Furniture | 11. The Lobby | 12. 100% Pets | 13. Habitat Workspace | 14. Mr Simple | 15. Ananda Clinics  | 16. Katrina Beohm Real Estate | 17. Shackpalace Rituals

Poème Lifestyle

1. Poème Lifestyle

Tender, enchanting pieces curated to convey a joyful and poetic atmosphere at home. Ethical organic fashion, bedding and decor for babies, children and adults. Each piece is handmade, carefully and consciously, using authentic handcraft traditions. Featuring sustainable European brands such as Numero74, Camomile London bedding, Muskhane decorative felt items, Louise Misha & Mamapapa fashion, as well as Elvis&Moi jewellery.
Shop 3 / 18 Centennial circuit, Byron Bay
0405 718 476
Insta: @poeme_lifestyle

2die4 Live Foods

2. 2die4 Live Foods

Shop direct at their A&I Estate factory and buy from the extensive range of activated nuts at 2die4 Live Foods. They love meeting locals and sharing their newest products with you. NEW products available at locals pricing. Mon–Fri 7.30am to 2.30pm.
6 Boronia Place
0411 204 588

In the Raw

3. In the Raw

In the Raw offers you the highest quality, small-batch handcrafted organic skincare and artisan homewares, free from anything but nature’s raw goodness. Vegan friendly and toxin free.
Open 10am–4pm Monday–Friday.
1B/11 Banksia Drive Byron Bay
0450 873 451

Bodhi Living

4. Bodhi Living

Bodhi Living is a conceptual furniture store that showcases unique, antique pieces from around the world, combined with a range of contemporary furniture, rugs, lighting, décor and art. They also offer unique and personalised design experience and can guide their clients through residential, commercial and contract projects with in-house design consultation, planning and execution, creating considered spaces that enrich the soul.
1/18 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay
0429 479 260 

Byron Bay Fair

5. Byron Bay Fair

Byron Bay Fair – where the locals shop! Their amazing pharmacy is now called Infinity Pharmacy Byron Bay. Don’t worry, the same amazing team will still be in-store, ready to help as always. Shop easy seven days a week – with free parking and WiFi at Byron Bay Fair.
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
Follow them on FB + Instagram @byronbayfair

Byron Bay Traders

6. Byron Bay Traders

Byron Bay Traders is a collective showroom and retail space for local designers, makers and small businesses. They showcase a variety of homewares, furniture, gifts, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, skincare and more, giving you the opportunity to consciously support small local businesses of Byron and surrounds. Lovingly made and ethically sourced is the mission of each business in the collective.
17 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay

Elements I Love

7. Elements I Love

Elements I Love is a little obsessive about collecting antiques, art and architectural salvage. Unique interior pieces, artisan and vintage finds are curated in a recently renovated gallery space. ‘Time worn is how we like our finds’. Open most Thursdays and Fridays 10am–4pm or by appointment. *Please check the website before visiting! Parking available onsite.
6 Acacia Street, Byron Bay

Stone & Wood

8. Stone & Wood

Visit the spiritual home of Stone & Wood for brewery tours, beer tastings and some of the most delicious bites in Byron. With 31 brewing tanks, a canteen run by 100 Mile Table and a beer garden, it’s the perfect place for a drink with mates or to take your beer appreciation to the next level. Kids and furbabies welcome.
100 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay

Honey Hunt Style

9. Honey Hunt Style

Classic A-line skirts to make you glow. Feel like a honey in these timeless retro, floral and funky designs proudly Australian Made from original Byron artworks. Patterned skirts are essential wardrobe staples and the tailored yet comfortable A-line shape will become your favourite year-round skirt for smart-casual, work and evening wear–just dress them up with tights, boots and a jacket.
Shop 2, 1 Centennial Circuit, Byron A&I Estate
0408 766 546

Mark Tuckey Furniture

10. Mark Tuckey Furniture

Mark Tuckey is an Australian furniture company dedicated to creating premium pieces that are loved in homes, offices and restaurants across Australia and abroad. They design timber furniture with integrity, simplicity and strength, using recycled and sustainably managed timbers. They also retail complementary seating, homewares, lighting and artwork. Their commitment is to produce lifetime pieces with a negligible footprint.
14 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
IG: @mark_tuckey

The Lobby

11. The Lobby

Byron Bay’s newest art gallery, The Lobby was formed by a collective of local businesses who love art and want to share the love by showcasing local artists in their space. Winter Light, their first exhibition by Matt Sansom #mattsansomart, opens 27 May–17 June. Artworks are for sale.
2/17 Tasman Way, A&I Estate
Neighbouring Byron School of Clay and Nimbus.

100% Pets

12. 100% Pets

100% Pets is your local petcare supply store. Independently owned, with qualified, experienced team members on hand to answer all your pet related questions. With a large range of dry and raw foods, flea/tick preventions, bedding and toys, they have something for every pet. There is also a DIY dog wash in-store. 100% Healthy 100% Happy.
4/55 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
6680 8121

Habitat Workspace

13. Habitat Workspace

A modern co-working space for freelancers, start-ups and small businesses. Thirty-four lockable ‘pocket offices’, and twelve open plan desks; a smarter, more affordable way to do business in an upscale setting that is still relaxed.
Building B1, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
02 6694 3244

Mr Simple

14. Mr Simple

More than a clothes store, The Department is a place to find dependable products that stand the test of time. An eclectic collection of clothing, eskies, furniture, books, shoes, drink-ware and even a barbershop, the common thread is simple – only stuff they love gets in the door. If you need something for a weekend barbecue or your mate’s birthday, The Department is your spot.
Shop 39-41, 1 Porter Street,
Habitat Byron Bay

Ananda Clinics

15. Ananda Clinics

QEEG Neurofeedback for live monitoring and training of your brainwaves and brain functioning. Train your brain away from anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia into peak performing flow states and emotional regulation. Increase the ANANDA–BLISS state. Sleep better. Optimise performance. Also offering endocannabinoid mAnanedicine and psychotherapy. Change your brain and change your life.
Habitat, Suite 56/1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
02 5624 5024

Katrina Beohm

16. Katrina Beohm Real Estate

Katrina Beohm Real Estate specialise in coastal and hinterland sales through Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore shires. With twenty years locally in real estate, Katrina and her team have a large database and first-class marketing strategies that can help you sell your property.
8 Porter Street, Byron Bay
0459 066 087

Shackpalace Rituals

17. Shackpalace Rituals

At Shackpalace Rituals they love the idea of reducing clutter and surrounding yourself with objects that inspire you through their aesthetics, sustainability and usefulness. They source beautiful, artisan objects and ingredients that have been created with integrity and can be incorporated simply into purposeful and mindful daily rituals. Visit their Byron Bay Concept Store to indulge all your senses.
Shop 8, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay


Serious crash – Alstonville

A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...