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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

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Pod homes for Lismore ready for residents

The Southern Cross University temporary housing site is now officially operational and serving as a home for flood affected Lismore locals.

Cinema: Seriously Red

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RCj3-Pz50 If you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, then this just might be your happy place for the summer. Seriously...

World AIDS Day – time to end transmission

Over 40 million people have died worldwide of AIDS over the last 41 years and ending the transmission of HIV is the aim of a specialist taskforce being set up by the Federal Government announced today on World AIDS Day 2022. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Quiet White Day – you in?

Will the Voice to Parliament make a difference if white people won’t listen? White voices occupy all the spaces....

First gig at Byron’s Green Room

By Simon Haslam It was certainly auspicious that the very first event at Byron’s new live music 1500-person venue, The...

A festival for film BUFFs

Building upon last year’s electric event, the Byron Underground Film Festival (BUFF) returns to shake things up, expand the...

Stories about "solar train":

Climate Council lauds Byron’s ‘world-leading’ solar train

Byron Bay’s ‘world-leading’ solar train is ‘spearheading a new wave of renewable-powered public transport that can help to slam the brakes on climate change,’ according to a new report from the Climate Council.

The novelty has worn off Byron’s ‘solar’ train

Will Jeffery, Nimbin. The Byron Bay Railroad Company claims it clocked up its 10,000th passenger in just 19 days of operation according to an article...

Byron Train – a view on viability

My jaw dropped in amazement when Byron Bay Train asked for volunteer train drivers and attendants. The requirements for these jobs were incredibly stringent.

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.

Belongil residents take on Railroad Company

Byron Bay’s new solar train could be stopped in its tracks within six months if a local residents’ action group wins an upcoming court challenge over an alleged breach of environmental zoning rules.

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.

Claims over solar-run train challenged, again

The Belongil Action Group Association and the Sunrise Progress Association have again questioned whether a planned solar-powered rail service for Byron Bay will be realistic, give claims it could run up to 100 times per day.

Unanswered questions over Byron ‘solar train’

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. I have been misquoted by Element’s Jeremy Holmes using the information in my letter to The Echo on the company advertising its 'solar train'..

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.