Crystal Cylinders Our local junior surfers had solid finishes at the final event of the Rip Curl GromSearch series on the Sunshine Coast last week. 2016 National GromSearch Champion Nyxie Ryan from Lennox Head continued her GromSearch rampage to take... Read More →
Join the team at Beet, Byron’s vegan restaurant on 4 January 2018 and learn how to optimise your health through a plant-based diet with nutrition expert Robyn Chuter. The Beet team are promising this will be a fun and informative... Read More →
Story and photos S&S Haslam Refreshingly, the new Ryce restaurant near the beach in Jonson St, in the newly renovated Hog’s Breath site between The Balcony and The Beach Hotel, has an attitude of inclusivity, while still managing to serve... Read More →
By Ben Schmitz Working on the land is a great way to bio-energetically co-create with this incredible country we are so blessed to be a part of; it is also a way for many to create a source of rich... Read More →
Locals are increasingly finding themselves facing large inappropriate development applications (DAs) that dramatically impact on amenity and diminish biodiversity. Arguably this has already occurred in many areas – real estate values have skyrocketed in recent years and there is not... Read More →
A unanimous vote by councillors at Thursday’s meeting (Sept 20) has refused a development application (DA) for a 3 and 4 G mobile tower in Wilsons Creek, located behind Mullumbimby.
The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission has found that a NSW Police Force officer who inflicted multiple baton strikes on a naked 16 year old male in Byron Bay on 11 January 2018 used excessive force.
On and on it twisted and turned, with director Paul Feig pulling rabbit after rabbit from his seemingly bottomless hat, each surprise development accompanied by an almost audible ‘You didn’t see that coming, did you’. In a whodunnit that is... Read More →
Big Gig Comedy – Dan Willis, Robert Grayson, Mandy Nolan Ballina RSL | Thursday 27 Sep | 8pm | Free Born in 1973 in North Yorkshire, Dan Willis moved to Newcastle-upon-Tyne aged three, where he remained until nineteen years had... Read More →
With the federal energy policy in tatters, individuals have been getting ready to take on the energy challenge themselves and Tristran Parade in Mullumbimby has just become the first street to declare their commitment to create a clean-energy future.
Cape Byron Steiner School student Lily Harrison was among 25 students who received the prestigious John Lincoln Youth Community Award at Government House on September 14.
One of the developers behind the contentious and large-scale West Byron urban/commercial development on Ewingsdale Road is taking Byron Shire Council to court over a deemed refusal, despite it being yet to be determined by the JRPP.
Byron Council may be about to move its Australia Day ceremony back a day in order to acknowledge that January 26 marks ‘the day the cultural decimation and denigration of the first Australians began’.
A public meeting will be held in Mullumbimby next Tuesday (September 25) to discuss solutions to the ongoing issues of youth violence and antisocial behaviour in the Shire’s north.
The Byron Bay Guitar Festival Byron Brewery | 6 & 7 October The Byron Bay Guitar Festival (BBGF) is returning on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018 at the Byron Bay Brewery for its second year. Amongst the incredible... Read More →
Next time you blow a tyre on a pothole in our Shire, don’t curse Council, curse your neighbours who live in Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane and rent their house out on Airbnb or Booking.com. It’s their greed that put it there.
The full program for the Byron Bay Film Festival is now available online, introducing a stellar showcase of over 155 films.
By S Haslam If you’re one of those people who wish that the worst of Gold Coast-style overdevelopment, massive suburbs, and concrete tourist facilities would avoid Byron Bay, you’d have to welcome the Lanes’ new venture. The old Dunes on... Read More →
Vander Akehurst demonstrates how SUP boards were used before the invention of water. This board (check for footprints if you win) is just one of the great raffle prizes in the St John’s Primary School Fete this Friday 4.30pm-8.30pm in... Read More →
The essence of the tête-à-tête is the privacy of the conversation between two people who are literally ‘head-to-head’. At Tete-a-Tea, on the other hand, organisers say you will be surrounded by an ‘inspirational tribe’ of ‘women who wish to hear... Read More →
Which day is International Champagne Day? Friday October 19! True ‘champagne’ of course must be grown in the Champagne region of France and undergo specific practices such as secondary fermentation in the bottle. Here at The Echo we could never... Read More →
Scott Pickett: Estelle Foodies of the northern rivers are in for a treat tonight, with one of Australia’s most exciting chefs, Scott Pickett of Estelle, joining Harvest head chef Alastair Waddell and forager Peter Hardwick for a one-off Wild Harvest with a menu... Read More →
The annual Byron Shire Volunteering Exhibition, which showcases more than 50 local organisations that use volunteers in their work, will this year hit the road for the first time.
Byron Shire Council staff have recommended that a controversial application from Telstra to build a 4G mobile phone tower on Wilsons Creek Road be refused.
Organisers of the popular music festival Splendour in the Grass were recognised for an innovative homelessness partnership at an awards presentation last week.
Clear space in your diary for this year’s Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk, featuring the biggest installation of outdoor sculptures Brunswick Heads has ever seen.
A cool blustery day did little dampen the determination of protestors at Tyagarah as almost 100 supporters visited the Nude Not Lewd rally throughout Sunday morning.
With a photo of some young kids eating whipped ice-cream, nine-year-old Sophia Dadon will go down in history as the youngest overall winner of the annual Brunswick Heads Simple Pleasures Photo Competition. Keeping in mind this year’s theme – Loving... Read More →
A 41-year-old man has been charged with indecent assault after an incident at the Great Northern Hotel in Byron Bay in the early hours of Sunday morning, September 16.