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May 26, 2022

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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

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Give up your fire

Mandy Nolan’s article (4 May) suggesting (among other things) we try to avoid heating to reduce emissions is sensible.  A...

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When...

Computers donated to home schooled kids in Lismore

There nothing like the support of the CWA ladies to help get you through a disaster and the Lismore CWA Evening Branch were very pleased to be able to help their community once again to supply computers to some flood-affected Lismore kids.

Who gets a voice?

After my tirade (Echo 4 May), against proposed changes to the Code of Meeting Practice at Byron Shire Council,...

Lismore community

First let me say how incredibly proud, inspired and supported I feel as part of the Lismore and Northern...

Suspicious house fire in Casino ends in charges

NSW Police say that man has been charged following a suspicious house fire.

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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. Byron Bay Traders | 2. Weave Guitar Co. | 3. STONE & WOOD | 4. Mark Tuckey Furniture | 5. Shack Palace Rituals | 6. Mr Simple | 7. Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway | 8. Vagabond Byron Bay | 9. Bodhi Living | 10. Vampt Vintage Design | 11. The Beach People | 12. Clay Social | 13. Bun Coffee | 14. Byron Bay Candles | 15. Barrio Byron Bay | 16. HighSpec Properties | 17. KIDO | 18. Honey Hunt Style

Byron Bay Traders

1. 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


Weave Guitar Co.

2. 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


Stone & Wood


Lovely locals! Head into the sanctuary that is our sunny beer garden and chill with friends, family, and your doggo all while enjoying the freshest of fresh beers. Tasty treats from the legends at 100 Mile Table will fill your belly and there are even brewery tours operating if you care to delve a little deeper into your love of froth.

100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

Mark Tuckey

4. 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


Shackpalace Rituals

5. Shackpalace Rituals

Visit the Shackpalace Rituals concept store and experience an immaculately curated selection of objects designed for ritual and mindfulness in our homes, including artisan handcrafted tea and coffee wares, linen, ceramics, glassware and small furnishings, as well as organic skincare and incense. Follow this local family @shackpalace on their journey in rethinking the way we live in our homes.

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

Mr Simple

6. 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

Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway

7. Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway

Burgers! Juices! Smoothies! Coffees! and more… They’ve got you covered at Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway. With great food, friendly service, dine in and takeaway options, why not enjoy a delicious brekky or choose from one of their amazing lunch options, including gourmet burgers, fresh juices, coffees and more. Find them at Byron Bay Fair – where the locals shop!

20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay Fair

Vagabond Byron Bay

8. 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.

Shop 33–34 Habitat
Porter Street, Byron Bay

Bodhi Living

9. 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

Vampt Vintage Design

10. Vampt Vintage Design

Vampt loves all things vintage. Their evolution over the past 22 years led to property and interior styling and now to a focus on Italian lighting and Brazilian mid-century design, on the back of their Scandinavian range. Their expansion into Byron Bay is just ramping up. Authenticity and real design, built to last a lifetime… and then another!

3/18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0414 806 549

The Beach People

11. The Beach People

Lovely Locals! Head into the sanctuary that pretends it’s summer all year round 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

Clay Social

12. Clay Social

Where clay play and live music meet. Clay Social offers a wide range of classes and experiences. Cork & Claytime is great for date night, or a post-work ‘decompression session’. Classes to suit all skill levels; beginners to intermediates. Easter program for kids: 1.5hr clay play (8–12 years) get in touch for Monday, Wednesday & Friday classes 10.30am–12pm.

Unit 1, 2 Acacia St, Byron Bay
0403 733 150
[email protected]

Bun Coffee

13. Bun Coffee

A good coffee changes everything. Bun Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar specialises in certified Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance and Australian grown coffee, along with a huge range of unique single origin beans.  Locals love their daily ritual of a coffee and a friendly chat, basking in the morning sun with their local baristas. Open 7am–4pm Mon–Fri, and 7am–11am.

1a Banksia Drive, Byron Bay 
6680 9798

Byron Bay Candles

14. Byron Bay Candles

Find Byron Bay Candles in Byron’s Arts and Industry Estate where they hand-pour pure soy scented candles and reed diffusers with clean, non-toxic ingredients to support your health and wellbeing. Think GREEN by recycling your empty jars with their refill options for both the candles and diffuser jars. Go to www.byronbaycandles.com/stockists or visit the factory door Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

1, 21–23 Tasman Way, Byron Bay
(enter carpark from Wollongbar St)
6685 5478


15. Barrio Byron Bay

Seafood Saturdays are back featuring an ever-changing menu of grilled and chilled seafood—think Fremantle occy cooked over an open fire, grilled local prawns, native Australian oysters fresh or lightly roasted, squid and everything in between. As always, you can expect an emphasis on local, seasonal produce of the highest quality available. Seafood Saturdays encompass both lunch and dinner service.

1 Porter Street, Byron Bay

HighSpec Properties

16. HighSpec Properties

Your Northern Rivers Real Estate Experience Awaits… HighSpec Properties –award-winning buyer’s agency dedicated to enriching your Byron Bay property transaction and elevating expectations. Get in touch and watch your property dream come to life through refined strategy, expert negotiation, and unparalleled commitment. Amanda Gould and Team HighSpec will be your secret agents, making one of life’s greatest stressors, a breeze.

Ground floor, Habitat Building, 20 Fullerton Lane


17. 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

Honey Hunt Style

18. Honey Hunt Style

Recycled fabric, colourful AND comfortable sizes 6-18. Feel and look stunning in your favourite stretch skirt. Made in Byron, featuring Jules Hunt’s artworks. Soft, cool, easy-care fabric created from recycled water bottles, reducing landfill. Perfect everyday wear with their cotton/linen tops. Travel, exercise, work, golf, outings - so comfy! Express your unique style with confidence and your inner beauty will radiate.

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

Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.