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Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

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Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption: what comes next?

The powerful volcanic eruption was captured in amazing detail, yet remains shrouded in mystery. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga...

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

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A cleverly designed village where people live, work and play, all in one place, combining old-school Byron (community, creativity) with new thinking (live+work spaces, car sharing) and good times (food, shops) to create a little oasis for locals and visitors alike.

1. Bodhi Living | 2. Byron Bay Traders | 3. Eye of Horus | 4. Honey Hunt Style | 5. Bespoke Bridal | 6. STONE & WOOD | 7. In the Raw | 8. FORRM.store | 9. Bun Coffee | 10. Mark Tuckey Furniture | 11. Weave Guitar Co. | 12. Infinity Pharmacy, Byron West | 13. Habitat Workspace | 14. Shack Palace Rituals | 15. Katrina Beohm Real Estate | 16. Mr Simple | 17. HighSpec properties | 18. The Beach People | 19. Vagabond Cafe

Bodhi Living

1. Bodhi Living

Bodhi Living is a conceptual furniture store that showcases unique, antique pieces from around the world, combined with a range of contemporary furniture, rugs, lighting, décor and art.
They also offer a unique and personalised design experience and can guide their clients through residential, commercial and contract projects with in-house design consultation, planning and execution, creating considered spaces that enrich the soul.

1/18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

0429 479 260


Byron Bay Traders

2. Byron Bay Traders

Byron Bay Traders is a collective showroom and retail space for local designers, makers and small businesses. They showcase a variety of homewares, furniture, gifts, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, skincare and more, giving you the opportunity to consciously support small local businesses of Byron and surrounds. Lovingly made and ethically sourced is the mission of each business in the collective.

17 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay

Eye of Horus

3. Eye of Horus

Luxury, cruelty-free, Byron Bay beauty brand, Eye of Horus, is globally renowned for being at the forefront of sophisticated, ethical and timeless beauty. Their brand new concept store is an elevated beauty destination that offers a unique, interactive experience, inviting clientele to sample cosmetic shades, customise their own palettes, and experiment with luxe beauty looks created by in-house makeup artists.

4/1 Boronia Place, Byron Bay

Honey Hunt Style

4. Honey Hunt Style

NEW designs created with YOU in mind. Stop traffic in their Op art leggings. Like you, they’re bold and beautiful. Or the delicate Cherry Blossom in classic navy blue or white. Pair with linen to head to yoga/Pilates then a coffee. Look stunning all day in the world’s most comfy tights. Shop locally in-store, online, and at local markets. First in, BEST dressed!

Shop 2, 1 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0408 766 546

Bespoke Bridal

5. Bespoke Bridal

There are certain times in our lives when we get to express, in the grandest of ways. But why should it be only for a few days in our lives?   Bespoke Bridal & Couture by Simone Ellis – dress up more! Showroom now open and taking bookings for weddings and events for 2022. By appointment only.

3/52 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0405 45 1184

Stone & Wood


With days getting warmer, their sunny beer garden is the perfect place to soak up some time with mates over a cold one. Beer tastings and brewery tours are always on offer, with local legends 100 Mile Table pumping out some of the best food in Byron to complement your frothy. Kids and furbabies welcome, so bring the whole family!

100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

In The Raw

7. In the Raw

In the Raw Byron Bay offers a curated collection of natural organic and handcrafted products for the body and home. Featuring organic skincare, crafted onsite by owner and formulator, Steph Finigan, handmade textiles, homewares, art and ceramics from traditional artisans both local and abroad. Their products focus on natural, non toxic and sustainable living and support small business creatives.

Shop 1B/11 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay


8. FORRM.store

‘A connected meeting of form and function.’ FORRM.store is a boutique offering a core focus on fashion and lifestyle products curated to enhance a considered, yet luxurious, lifestyle. They are dedicated to showcasing both Australian and international brands that embody their philosophy and values of timelessness, quality and sustainable fabrics with ethical production. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am.

1/57 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

Bun Coffee

9. Bun Coffee

Roasting here in Byron Bay Choose from ethically sourced Certified Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, Australian grown blends or compostable coffee pods… all traceable to origin. Want to travel a bit further afield? Explore Bun Coffee’s Single Origin Bar and taste the world of coffee through their unique Single Origin collection from over 40 countries. Open Monday to Friday 7am–4pm and Saturday 7am–11am.

Unit 15–17, 1A Banksia Drive, Byron Bay
6680 9798

Mark Tuckey

10. Mark Tuckey Furniture

Mark Tuckey Furniture is an Australian furniture company dedicated to designing and creating timber furniture with integrity, simplicity and strength, using recycled and sustainably managed timbers. They also retail complementary seating, homewares, lighting and artwork. Their commitment is to produce lifetime pieces with a negligible footprint.

14 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
8403 3062

Weave Guitar Co

11. Weave Guitar Co.

A temple for guitars and their passionate players. A small yet fully equipped workshop where guitars are serviced, repaired, modified, and even built from scratch. Servicing international touring pros, buskers, and first timers alike, no job is too big or too small. No up-charge for lefties. Gluten-free and vegan friendly.

2/2 Acacia Street, Byron Bay
0413 470 775

Infinity Pharmacy, Byron West

12. Infinity Pharmacy, Byron West

Infinity Pharmacy Byron West at Byron Bay Fair is conveniently located in Bayshore Drive for all your medical needs. They offer a range of women’s, men’s, and general health services, as well as prescriptions and work / travel health-related needs. For more information, call them on 6680 7725. Byron Bay Fair – where the locals shop!

20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay

Habitat Workspace

13. Habitat Workspace

A modern co-working space for freelancers, start-ups and small businesses. Thirty-four lockable ‘pocket offices’, and twelve open plan desks; a smarter, more affordable way to do business in an upscale setting that is still relaxed.

Building B1, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
02 6694 3244

Shack Palace Rituals

14. Shack Palace Rituals

Stepping into the Shack Palace Rituals concept store you may experience an overwhelming sense of calm. This local, family run business has a passion for thinking differently about the way we live in our homes, designing and sourcing luxurious, handmade, artisan homewares & products that help us stay a little more mindful everyday.

Shop 8, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
0488 616 408
Instagram: @shackpalace

Katrina Beohm Real Estate

15. Katrina Beohm Real Estate

Katrina Beohm Real Estate specialise in coastal and hinterland sales through Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore shires. With twenty years locally in real estate, Katrina and her team have a large database and first-class marketing strategies that can help you sell your property.

8 Porter Street, Byron Bay
0459 066 087

Mr Simple

16. Mr Simple

More than a clothes store, The Department is a place to find dependable products that stand the test of time. An eclectic collection of clothing, eskies, furniture, books, shoes, drink-ware and even a barbershop, the common thread is simple – only stuff they love gets in the door. If you need something for a weekend barbecue or your mate’s birthday, The Department is your spot.

Shop 39-41, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay

High Spec Properties

17. Highspec properties

A new Northern Rivers real estate experience awaits. HighSpec Properties – an award-winning buyer’s agency brings experience, dedication and expertise to your Byron Shire property search. Watch your property dream come to life through award-winning strategy and negotiation. Amanda Gould and Felicity Mackenzie will be your secret agents, on your side to help. It’s time to enrich your property journey.

Ground floor, Habitat Building,
20 Fullerton Lane, Byron Bay

0449 765 106

The Beach People

18. The Beach People

Make this your best summer yet with luxurious and practical seaside essentials from The Beach People. Designed in Australia, made to last season after season, their iconic designs have become beach must-haves across the globe. From hats, to beach towels, to insulated picnic baskets, visit their Flagship Boutique to shop beautiful, long-lasting pieces for the whole family.

Shop 48, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
0429 304 555

Vagabond Cafe

19. Vagabond Cafe

Plant-based greatness with providore delights. Open 6.30am–3pm, Monday to Saturday, and Sunday 7am–2pm. They will be closed on Christmas and Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Shop 33-34 Habitat
Porter Street, Byron Bay


More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?

Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1972–2022 – the power of patience

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy was established on the lawns opposite Old Parliament House on 26 January 1972. Four First Nations men sat beneath a beach umbrella protesting the government’s attitude towards Indigenous land rights.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

A long time ago my husband had to attend a meeting in Redfern. He works in the health and academic sector and it was a consultation with some First Nations clinicians and community workers. He arrived a little earlier for the meeting to the centre – not your typical clinical setting but a regular house. On arrival he was greeted by an older woman who led him to a table and offered him a cup of tea. They chatted. Had a laugh. She offered him a biscuit.

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.