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Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Ross Kendall Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles...

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Interview with Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne, exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably stir the heart with grand romanticism. Daniel spoke to The Echo whilst travelling between Brisbane and Sydney – en route to a show in Auckland.

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Independence key?

Christine Willmot, Sunrise Thanks Echo, for getting worthy successors for the Mungo Comment space. Margo Kingston, for instance, in a recent...

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Ross Kendall Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles...

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Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004 comments on the closure of...

A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.

A great trainless journey – treasures and challenges of the rail trail

The last ‘surf train’ ran in 2004, and the rusty tracks have lain quiet since then while railway enthusiasts lobbied for its return, and others championed a scenic ‘rail trail’.

Rail trail – Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek

A rail trail, walking and cycling track, has once again been backed by the NSW state government between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek today.

Landowner concerns over the Murwillimbah rail trail considered

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail being developed by Tweed Shire Council will be create two reference groups to assist the project team in resolving both landowner and community concerns.

Tweed rail trail to be completed by 2020

Tweed Shire Council is optimistic its planned rail trail can be completed by September 2020, following a successful start to the tender process last week.

First stage of Tweed rail trail on track

Tweed Shire Council is moving ahead with its contentious rail trail project, with the announcement that it has advertised for Expressions of Interest from prospective tenderers to design and construct the first stage.

Rail trail forum in Murwillumbah

The Murwillumbah Business Chamber is sponsoring a forum next week that will look at the options for the shire’s soon-to-be-built rail trail from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek.

Rail trail fully funded but not universally supported

Tweed Shire Council has welcomed Friday’s announcement of a $6.5 million federal grant for the Tweed Valley Rail Trail project, matching the funds committed by the NSW Government last year. But not all locals are happy about the move.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very banana benders themselves, and it’s...

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability of quality local produce –...

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds to provide education to children...

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are hosting a fiesta on Sunday...