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Taqueria in Byron celebrates four years

Chupacabra Mexican restaurant in Suffolk Park is turning four this week! Through the ups and downs of the past...

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Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Happy New Year!

We all know we can help the planet by reducing our single-use footprint, so why not make a new...

Farmers: flood rebuild vital for regional survival

An increase in federal government funding to rebuild businesses in Lismore has been welcomed by the state’s peak farming body, but it remains concerned about vital job losses.

No blame in this game

I do not wish to condemn politicians for the state of corruption in this country. However, I do wish...

Scandalous Council

How much of these pro-developer actions by Council are we supposed to put up with? Council give away land...

Tweed Council to sponsor community events

With disasters like fires, floods and pandemics, still smouldering in our recent memory, Tweed Shire Council wants to know if you have an event that will help the Tweed community reconnect and celebrate after tough times?

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Byron’s community panel wraps up

With the completion of Byron Shire Council’s trust-building exercise via the Community Solution Panel, a few councillors, staff and panellists met last Thursday in the chambers to discuss the process, its outcomes and how the model can be improved upon.

How Byron’s community panel wants to spend your money

Byron Council’s Community Solutions Panel (CSP) wrapped up last week, and have presented their final report to councillors on how the recent rate-rise money will be spent on the shire’s infrastructure.

Community Solutions Panel selects non-resident planner

A Saddle Road community group has raised concerns over the selection of a non-Byron Shire resident and planner on the so-called citizens' jury that is set to make infrastructure spending recommendations to Council.

Q&A with Byron Community Solutions Panellists

With council acknowledging its has a trust deficit with the community, a citizens jury panel of 28 randomly selected anonymous ratepayers has been brought into decide how the rate rise funds will be spent. The Echo asked three panellists a few questions.

Celebrating 40 years of Fig Tree Restaurant

It all started with a simple dream, to convert its original farmhouse in Ewingsdale into a restaurant in which its guests could gather to...

Crabbes Creek Woodfired

By V. Cosford There’s a contingent of Europeans who don’t mind travelling a considerable distance in order to stock up on Jon and Gina Hutton’s...

Stone & Wood’s Brewery Festival Returns

Stone & Wood are opening the gates to their Murwillumbah brewery with the return of their ‘Murbah Open Day’, on Saturday 6 August. Welcoming the...

Decades of volunteering earn prestigious NSW Sports Award

Brenda Zakaras and John Beasley from Lennox Head were two of 19 sports volunteers from a wide cross-section of sports who received a Distinguished...