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July 18, 2024

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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

Other News

Tweed River dredging in July

Dredging to the entrance of the Tweed River will begin this month as part of the Tweed Sand Bypassing...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore. 

Another fire ant nest at Wardell

Fire ants were located at Wardell, south of Ballina on Thursday, July 11 as part of the fire ant response to a previous detection of the fire ants in Wardell in January this year. 

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Getting the word out on wildlife

The Young and Wild project by young women and run by Byron Youth Service (BYS) has produced wildlife stickers and murals, all to raise awareness of the plight of our native animals.

Wiped out

The 2024 British election called by the ruling Conservative (Tory) Party resulted in it being wiped out by its...

Good Taste

Byron Shire Echo issue 39.06 – July 17, 2024

The Byron Shire Echo‘s Good Taste eating out guide is a comprehensive, convenient listing of restaurants, cafes and dining venues in the Byron Shire and beyond. Looking for good food and a place to eat out? Find it quickly and easily here.

All ad bookings through the Byron Echo. Email adcopy[at]echo.net.au or call 02 6684 1777.
Updated on Wednesdays.

Good Life articles

Valley of Craftsmen at Mullum Farmers Market

Victoria Cosford It’s a pest and a weed, introduced from East Asia and found along most of the east coast, invading pastures and stifling native species. Camphor laurel, an evergreen, is a tree reviled by many – but to Lawrence...


From feeding a young family to a community

Farmer Nicole Dayman is one of the newest members of Byron Farmers Market, having joined the market earlier this year. Her passion for gardening and growing her own food for her young family has evolved into a full-time farming...


Dinner at Three Blue Ducks

A new dinner menu has arrived at Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay, taking advantage of seasonal winter produce and showcasing the passion for simple, ethically-sourced, real food that the Ducks are famous for. Head chef Sam Morton and co-owner Darren...


‘Whisky and Smoke’ dining experience

On Saturday 20th July, North Byron Hotel will host an open-fire event ‘Whisky and Smoke’, where chef of the moment Pip Sumbak (@pipsplate), and North Byron Hotel’s own, Jedd Rifai, will be cooking a bespoke, cheese-focused menu over fire, made up of...


Celebrate Argentine Cuisine every friday at Crystalbrook Byron’s Parilla BBQ

During the month of July, Crystalbrook Byron will be running ‘Parilla BBQ Fridays’, a culinary experience inspired by Argentine grilling traditions. On the evening of July 19, the menu will feature empanadas humita, roasted picanha with grilled vegetables, and dulce...


Karkalla at Home: 110 recipes using native foods

Karkalla at Home is a vibrant cookbook that brings Australia’s wonderful bounty of unique native foods into the home kitchen with more than 110 easy and inspiring recipes, including everything from breakfasts and weeknight mains, to special occasion centrepieces,...


Playing with fire

Their excitement is infectious. Young schoolboys in uniform cluster around Rebecca Barnes’ stall as she passes the finger limes around: they bite in, squealing with pleasure. It’s nearly the end of finger lime season, Bec tells me, and they continue...


Not quite medicine, not quite food: how a product like mushroom...

Several people across the country have recently been hospitalised after consuming mushroom gummies distributed by Australian brand Uncle Frog and made in the United States. Their reported symptoms included elevated heart rate, nausea, anxiety and hallucinations. This has prompted a...


Taking an empty stomach to the farmers’ market

Whoever said you should never shop for food on an empty stomach has clearly never been to a farmers’ market – moreover, a farmers’ market in winter. Ah the joy of arriving to the fragrance of freshly-brewed coffee –...


BBQ launch party at Commune Canteen

Get ready for a day of delicious food, lively tunes, and community fun at the official opening party of Commune Canteen at Habitat Byron Bay. On Friday, 5 July, from 11.30am till 2pm, the Habitat courtyard will buzz with excitement...


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Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.