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CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

Other News

Native title holders defend Wallum DA endorsement

Leweena Williams, representing the Tweed Byron Aboriginal Land Council, told councillors at Thursday’s meeting that her organisation stands by their cultural assessment of the Bruns Wallum site, which is slated for urban development by Clarence Property.

Editorial – Grab the popcorn and bean bags

Both Mayor Michael Lyon and fellow councillor, Mark Swivel, offered an apology to the followers of the Save Wallum Facebook page last week.

Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

On Wallum

We seem to rely way too much on Byron Council and councillors to have the knowledge or expertise in...

First Australian made and owned rocket test flight coming…

Gilmour Space Technologies is looking to put Australia on the map when it comes to space flight with the first test flight of an Australian-made and owned rocket coming in a few months.

Missing person, Gold Coast

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 39-year-old woman missing from the Gold Coast.
byron-arts-industry-november-2022

BYRON ARTS & INDUSTRY ESTATE:
Creative, small batch, hand-made, state-of-the-art, artisan, innovative, ethical, imaginative, hyper-local, leading-edge, quality, EXPLORE premium, master, handcrafted, accomplished, cutting edge, organic, designer, eclectic DISCOVER ingenious, beautiful, unique, sensational, avant-garde, original, visionary, inspirational, expert, brilliant, gifted, ahead of the curve. YOU wonderful, compelling, THERE experiencing, witnessing, engaging. NOW.

HABITAT PRECINCT:
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. B Smoothie Bar | 2. Bun Coffee | 3. Stone & Wood | 4. CrossFit Byron Bay | 5. Vampt Vintage Design | 6. KIDO | 7. Supa IGA | 8. Habitat Retail | 9. Highspec Properties | 10. Mr Simple | 11. Barrio Eatery & Bar


B Smoothie Bar

1. B Smoothie Bar

Same Bare Blends products.
Same Bare Blends recipes.
Consistent hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–3pm. Saturday, 8am–2pm.
Awesome happy team creating awesome fast smoothies for you.
@bsmoothiebar
Lot 44 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
(neighbours of Tigmi Trading)


Bun Coffee

2. Bun Coffee

A good coffee changes everything.
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 the Single Origin Bar and taste the world of coffee through their unique coffee collection from over 40 countries.
Monday–Friday, 6am–3pm.
Unit 15–17, 1A Banksia Drive, Byron Bay
02 6680 9798
www.buncoffee.com.au


Stone & Wood

3. Stone & Wood

With 28 taps pouring Byron’s freshest beers, Stone & Wood Brewery has all your favourites and a selection of exclusive brews you can only taste there – like Desert Lime Kolsch - perfect for hot summer days! With live music on Sundays and 100 Mile Table pumping out mouthwatering meals year-round, it’s the perfect place to slow down and soak it up.
100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
www.stoneandwood.com.au
@stoneandwood


CrossFit Byron Bay

4. CrossFit Byron Bay

If you are searching for the best hour of your day, look no further than CrossFit Byron Bay.
Locals only 7-day trial for $30.
Wanderluster? We have you covered with the best week of your year!
Sweat with our friendly locals under the guidance of our world class coaching team.
Weightlifting, personal training, retreats, yogility and good vibes available.
74 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay
0423 618 308
[email protected]
www.crossfitbyronbay.com


Vampt Vintage Design

5. Vampt Vintage Design

Vampt specialises in quality, original, mid-century furniture.
They have a container arriving from Brazil filled with incredible vintage showstoppers, available soon. They need to make room for the new stock, so pop in and see what specials they have. They can bring anything up from their Sydney shop if something catches your eye.
Open Tues–Thur: 10am–4pm.
Fri: 10am–3pm, Sat: 10am–2pm.
Cnr Bayshore Dr & Banksia Dr, Byron Bay
Dave: 0414 806 549
@vamptvintagedesign
@eternity.design.collections
vamptvintagedesign.com


KIDO

6. KIDO

The ultimate location for kids’ fashion in the Northern Rivers, with new stock from international brands Bobo Choses, Weekend House Kids, The Animals Observatory, and many more. They also stock all of your favourite local designers, so now is the perfect time to drop in, say ‘Hi’, and shop their newest selection.
Shop 7, 18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
www.kidostore.com
@kidostore


Supa IGA

7. Supa IGA

Where the locals matter! Supa IGA is more than a supermarket. You will find your everyday essentials, regular specials, and excellent customer service!
Make sure you’re prepared this summer and stock up on all of your daily grocery needs from Supa IGA! Open 7 days, conveniently located at Byron Bay Fair.
byronbayfair.com.au
Socials: facebook.com/supaigabyronbay/
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay Fair


Habitat Retail & Lifestyle Precinct

8. Habitat Retail & Lifestyle Precinct

It’s no accident people love shopping at Habitat. They’ve carefully curated every homeware store, independent boutique and fashion label, so you can find the iconic style you’d expect from Byron without the hassle of going into town (including lots of free parking). We reckon it’s Byron’s most exciting neighbourhood, but go and take a look for yourself.
Habitat, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
Vagabond BYRON BAY
Plant-based goodness cafe • Awesome coffee • All milks available • Smoothies to dream about • Delicious in-house baked cakes and treats • Yummy food • No bookings required.
Outside seating for 50 patrons, or lay on the lawn under the shady poinciana in the centre courtyard.
Open Monday to Saturday: 6.30am–3pm.
Sunday: 8am–2pm.
Habitat, Shop 33–34,
1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
@vagabondbyronbay


9. Highspec Properties

Highspec Properties

Buyers Agents
Your local Northern Rivers Buyers’ Agents
HighSpec Properties – award-winning buyers’ agency dedicated to helping you own your own slice of Byron and the Northern Rivers.
Get in touch and watch your property dream come to life through refined strategy, expert negotiation, and unparalleled commitment.
Team HighSpec will be your secret agents, making one of life’s greatest stressors a breeze.
Ground floor, Habitat Building
20 Fullerton Lane, Byron Bay
1300 447 732
www.highspecproperties.com.au


Mr Simple

10. Mr Simple

Clothing and accessories inspired by vintage workwear, military surplus and sportswear.
They also show their love of surf and skate culture with an eclectic collection of skateboards, hot sauces, books, eskies, clothes, and even a barbershop.
The Habitat Byron Bay
Suites 39-41, Building C3
248 Bayshore Drive
Call to Book: 8215 0723
Mon–Fri: 8.30am–4.00pm.
Sun: 10.00am–2.00pm.


Barrio Eatery & Bar

11. Barrio Eatery & Bar

Barrio brings together the local community in a relaxed environment for all-day dining.
The wood-fired oven and open-flame grill are the heart of the restaurant.
Wednesday is barbecue night, with monthly guest chef.
Keep an eye on socials for daily specials.
1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
Mon–Tues: 7am–3pm.
Wed–Sat: 7am–10pm.
0411 323 165
@barriobyronbay
www.barriobyronbay.com.au

Tweed health services coming closer to home

The Tweed Heads community will benefit from a range of community-based and outreach health services to be delivered under one roof on the site of the current Tweed Hospital, after hospital services transfer to the Tweed Valley Hospital later this year.

New event series for women in farming

NSW Farmers has launched a new series of events across rural and regional NSW to provide women in agriculture with the networking and upskilling opportunities required to fast track their professional development in the sector.

Genuine affordable pledge made by Council  

Byron Shire Council has publicly pledged that the first block of land it is acquiring under its Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme (AHCS) will be used for genuinely affordable housing

Climate pollution cooking the reef

The Climate Council is sounding the alarm on a severe bleaching event unfolding across the Great Barrier Reef, with new vision showing the damage that stretches more than 1,100 kilometres from Lizard Island to the Keppel Islands.