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School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

Speed limits

I’m surprised to see that when you drive from Bangalow to Lismore via Clunes and Bexhill the speed limit...

Bangalow retaining wall damage

The wall supporting the western end of Deacon Street has failed – opposite the Roman Catholic Church. Fortunately, this...

Flood-prone frog habitat slated for industrial expansion

The Byron Arts & Industry Estate would expand onto the other side of Ewingsdale Road under a new project before Byron Council which is currently on public exhibition.

CSIRO reveals Australia’s attitudes to renewables

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has today released the most comprehensive survey of Australians’ attitudes toward the renewable energy transition.

Has the state government responded effectively to the 2022 flood and other disasters? 

The NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSW RA) is under examination to look at how it has managed the response to the 2022 floods and other disasters.

Stories about "2023":

A quick glance back at Byron Shire’s 2023 – how much fun did you have?

Hello 2024, and farewell to 2023, a year slightly less shit, but at least better than covid, fires and floods. Herewith a quick roundup of how the year was, through The Echo lens.

Turning time on a new year in Byron Bay

The streets of Byron Bay were packed last night as locals and visitors swamped the town for New Year's Eve.

Next wave of authors put pen to paper

This month, four lucky participants embarked on a five-day writing adventure, the Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship 2023. 

Tweed’s environment heroes recognised at the 2023 Tweed Sustainability Awards ceremony

Last week's biennial 2023 Tweed Sustainability Awards celebrated people who made a demonstrable difference by protecting or enhancing the natural environment.

Deputy Mayor Ndiaye recognised 

Local government elections are still a year away, but Byron Shire Deputy Mayor, Sarah Ndiaye (Greens), is already asking passionate community members to consider running.

CASP funding for four Northern Rivers projects supporting the arts

From supporting emerging youth artists to mentoring emerging writers Arts Northern Rivers Country Arts Support Program 2023 is supporting a diverse range of projects.

Last chance to register for Lismore’s Masters Games

Today Lismore City Council Mayor Steve Krieg has encouraged people to sign up for the 12th biennial Workers Masters Games, before registrations close tonight.

Today is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) is now permanently on the third Friday in August – in 2023, this day is today, Friday 18 August.

O’Connell recognised for community service

It is the desire to be part of a team that helps people each day that motivates Louise O’Connell. And it is the amazing work which flowed from this that led Ms O’Connell to be named the 2023 Community Member of Byron Shire

A little bit blue interview with Dune Rats’ Danny Beus

After 12 years, the Dune Rats have gone from being a bunch of guys who party way too hard and play loud music for a bit of fun and beers, to being a bunch of guys who party way too hard and play loud music for a bit of fun and even more beers.

New chef at Crystalbrook Byron

Joachim Borenius has been appointed as the new executive chef at Crystalbrook Byron resort’s signature restaurant, Forest. Joachim Borenius brings a wealth of experience, gathered...

Jungle Juice – squeezing the most out of life!

Four years ago, Guido and Natalia Annoni decided to swap the rat race for the jungle – heading north from Sydney with their kids...

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize. Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric has taken out first place in the U/14 girls and best barrel (girl) categories of the Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.