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From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

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Council won’t save our beach

Cr Jan Hackett, Byron Bay Byron Shire Council refuses to take any action to save our once world-class beach, until...

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Kingscliff man charged over rape allegations

Tweed Byron police have arrested a 35-year-old Kingscliff man over rape allegations.

Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Stories about "Elements train":

Byron chamber gets on board for networking

Last Thursday evening saw around 100 members of the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce come together at the North Beach Platform on Bayshore Drive for the chamber’s monthly networking event.

Solar train sees impressive passenger numbers

The Byron Bay Railroad Company says it has clocked up its 10,000th passenger in just 19 days of operation. The reaction from passengers has been ‘so uplifting’ according to development director Jeremy Holmes.

Rail returns to the Bay

Train and public transport enthusiasts celebrated the start of a train service from Belongil into Byron’s CBD on Saturday. The train can accommodate 100 people and covers three kilometres.

Byron Bay train ready to roll on solar

The much-anticipated Byron Bay solar train will be officially launched this Saturday. Public train rides from the North Beach platform on Bayshore Drive will run from 12.30 till 5pm, with live music and celebrations throughout the afternoon.

Train stop for Belongil needed

Wendy McTavish, Belongil. Elements management has thought outside the box by reactivating the old train line from Sunrise to Byron town. However, residents of Belongil are inconvenienced and put at some risk by this venture.

Train hits track, powered by solar

Two restored 1949 rail motor heritage carriages were delivered to Byron Bay on Friday, marking the final stages of a six year project to run a train along 3 kilometres of track from Belongil to the CBD.

How Byron Bay’s solar-driven train will work

Following community interest regarding the technical aspect of how Byron Bay’s new train service will operate with a solar conversion, development director Jeremy Holmes explains how it would work.

Elements and us

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Regarding Elements’ recent letter to neighbours and an article in The Echo, Sunrise Progress Association sent a letter to neighbours. Here is an abbreviated version.

For or against Byron train? It’s Elementary

Lydia Kindred, Rosebank. On reading the ongoing scathing remarks from a few members of the Sunrise Beach community I feel I need to respond that although they have a right to look at the running of the new rail service being offered to visitors and the Byron community by Elements of Byron, they really need to listen to the logic of the situation.

No solar train on the horizon

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. In the Echo of March 9, Jeremy Holmes, Elements’ project manager, is reported as saying that the proposed train will be converted to ‘solar powered electric operation.’ This is a change from the term previously used by Elements and the one announced on Channel Ten news last year about a solar train for Byron Bay, which many people believe is coming.

Greater Sydney goes into COVID related lockdown

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op board, and Chair Ross Tucker,...

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.