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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Girls

This is a picture of my daughter and her friend looking out to sea. They don’t know I’m taking this photo. We’ve been walking the beach and the two have scrambled onto a rock to watch the sunset. They’re talking quietly as they look outwards to this world that they are to inherit.

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Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.

Cartoon of the week – 22 September, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

NSW Farmers want ‘meat’ to be removed from use on plant foods

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

Stories about "Shand":

Saffron Shand turns 40

The living legend of Mullumbimby is about to turn 40 so it is time to get on your party shoes, dust off your pool cue and head to Club Saffron for a birthday bash like no other.

Cricket wins on the prickly pitch

After two weeks of cricketless wild weather the Sunday sun caressed the lush expanse of Lomath Oval where reigning champs the Left Bankers coaxed themselves out of their reinforced bush bunkers to take on the Geckos

The Sunday hit-around in the name of Shand

Brian Mollet Nick Shand started The Echo as a protest against the heavy-handed policing methods used locally in the so-called war on drugs. At some point...

Shand’s famous friendliness gets serious for finals

Shand series cricket is famous for its friendliness; players of all standards and indeed states of mind can get out and have a hit without feeling like they have to restrain themselves from breaking the jaw of the seventeen-year-old sledger on the other team that thinks he’s pretty good.

Luckless Swingers dangle

Brian Mollet It was as fine and clear a late winter morning as you could order, and the famous Lomath Oval turf glowed like a...

New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

The circular economy in action

Life Cykel is a versatile, forward thinking and high ethos company that focuses on harnessing the circular economy and the great potential that mushrooms possess to create quality products for human, and planetary, health.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.