• Best Byron happy hour just got better

    Introducing the new Loft Happy Hour! Sit back, relax and sip your way through the afternoon with a $6 Loft wine glass or lager, $30 Loft wine bottle, $10 Spritzes – choose from three (Pink Grapefruit, Lemon & Pepperberry, or Aperol), $14 margaritas, $2.50 fresh oysters and, crowd favourite, the Loft Deli Board for half […]

  • No Bones: a plant-based restaurant for a new future

    No Bones is a vegan restaurant that opened five years ago in Byron Bay and has recently expanded to Ocean Shores (No Bones Little). This hidden gem is a must-visit for anyone looking to indulge in delicious plant-based cuisine that will satisfy both your taste buds and your conscience. No Bones is more than just […]

  • Mount Chowan Organics

    Victoria Cosford Lance Powell’s stall is a glorious tumble of mostly bananas, barely blemished, all from his property at Mount Chowan. On the north eastern corner of Mount Jerusalem National Park, the mountain is a winding climb to a height of over 500 meters, and it’s here that Lance’s family has been farming for more […]

  • Planet will likely clear 1.5°C barrier for the first time before 2027

    Brought to you by Cosmos Magazine and The Echo The prospect of a strong El Niño event and increased greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere has prompted the World Meteorological Organization to up the likelihood of the world exceeding one of the Paris Climate Agreement’s climate thresholds. The WMO now says there’s a 66% chance average global temperature […]

  • April 2025: new deadline for temporary housing pod villagers in Wollongbar

    The recovery horizon for last year’s Northern Rivers disasters continues to stretch, but the government seems determined to finalise ‘exit plans’ for survivors staying in temporary housing in Wollongbar.

  • Byron Council seeking $200m to complete flood infrastructure repairs

    Byron Shire Council says it is submitting 42 separate funding applications to the State and Federal Governments via Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to cover repair and reconstruction costs in the realm of $200 million, as reconstruction continues following the 2022 floods.

  • Restoration works start on Reserve Creek Road

    Work is finally underway to repair the extreme landslip at Reserve Creek Road in The Tweed Shire, with contractors establishing a works site and early works beginning on the ground this week.

  • Facing Up to climate and ecological crises

    The latest in a series of discussion events called Facing Up will feature Tim Hollo, Krysta McMah and Cate McQuillen.

  • Bone found by divers still being examined

    In a statement to The Echo, New South Wales Police say that officers attached to Tweed-Byron Police District are investigating following the discovery of a bone offshore at Belongil Beach, Byron Bay, about 1.30pm on Saturday 6 May 2023.

  • Are we logging koalas to extinction?

    The North East Forest Alliance is calling on people to take action to protect one of the most important Koala habitats on the Richmond River Lowlands in response to the Forestry Corporation commencing logging in Braemar State Forest – south of Casino.

  • She's back! Nolan to run for Richmond in 2025

    In what may turn out to be Australia’s longest election campaign, and with barely a moment to come up for air, 2022 Greens candidate Mandy Nolan has announced that she will run again as the candidate for the seat of Richmond at the next federal election.

  • Drowning tragedy at Boulder Beach

    NSW Police say a man has died after being pulled from the water near Lennox Head yesterday.