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Byron Shire
March 23, 2023

Latest News

We all live in a magic submarine…

Several commentators have remarked that, while the mainstream media is locked in furious agreement with the government over AUKUS and the trillion dollar submarines (a guess at the final price tag), social and independent media are telling quite a different tale.

Other News

Dr Leon Ankersmit looks at mining, and thermal waste incinerators in the Clarence

Dr Leon Ankersmit has stated that he supports the position of no mining in the Clarence catchment but has stopped short of signing the Clarence Catchment Alliance pledge to 'ban mining in the Clarence catchment.

NSW Greens MP defends Nats smear

NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has defended a political post on Facebook by Nationals candidate Josh Booyens. Booyens claims Smith...

Violet Coco released on good behaviour bond

It was a long wait from April 2022 until December and an even longer wait from then until this week for climate activist Violet Coco who was released on a good behaviour bond after being sentenced to 15 months jail in December for blocking the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture

Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.

Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?

Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site. 

 Uki Refugee Project and Mt St Pat’s join forces for refugees

The Mount Saint Patrick College in Murwillumbah held an assembly of 850 students, teaching staff and members of the Uki Refugee Project to officially open their new sports house called Romero House – in honour of Saint Romero.

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.

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. Bun Coffee | 2. Bodhi Living | 3. Bomi | 4. Byron Bay Camping and disposals | 5. The Design Hunter | 6. Honey Hunt Stretch Skirts | 7. Body Peace Bamboo Clothing | 8. Crossfit Byron Bay | 9. Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway | 10. Mr. Simple | 11. Vagabond Byron Bay | 12. Easy Street


    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



Bodhi Living showcases a carefully curated collection of furniture, homewares, rugs and lighting, sourced both locally and globally. They have recently introduced a range of collections designed in-house, including sofas, dining tables and seating using natural and sustainable materials such as rattan and wood. The brand encapsulates the freedom of spirit and the soul of the individual as represented through their home.

IG: @bodhi.living
Shop 1-2, 18 Centennial circuit, Byron Bay.



It takes a team to heal, move and improve!

Meet BOMI (short for Body & Mind), a hub of health practitioners and health ambassadors who believe in approaching health holistically, as well as the importance of merging body and mind health. Current services offered are: osteopathy, massage therapy, exercise physiology, dietetics, nutrition, pilates, developmental coaching, psychotherapist and couples counselling. Reach out to BOMI today!

1A Banksia Drive, Byron Bay
0449 254 140



Your one stop shop for camping gear, work wear, kitchenware, tools, knives, travel accessories, bags and luggage plus so much more! Visit them in their new location on the corner of Centennial Circuit and Tasman Way.

1/1 Tasman Way
0439 212 153




The Design Hunter, Australia's much coveted online interiors site, has opened its first Byron-based store. Curated by The Designory, the store’s intimate light-filled space offers design-lovers a shoppable treasure trove of hand-crafted wares, furniture, art, and curios. Many pieces have been sourced from makers, artisans, and designers from around the globe and hold magical back-stories whilst also supporting struggling local communities.

Mon–Fri, 9am–4pm
Sat, 9am–1pm
6/18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay.

6. Honey Hunt Stretch Skirts


Comfortable, colourful, recycled fabric and Australian made. Feel and look like a honey in your new favourite stretch skirt with an array new designs from Jules Hunt's vibrant artworks. Transeasonal, soft, cool, easy-care fabric perfect for everyday wear with their cotton/linen tops. Travel, exercise, work, golf, outings–extreme comfort. It's time to express your unique style!

Shop 2, 1 Centennial Cct, Byron Arts & Industry
0408 766 546

7. Bodypeace Bamboo Clothing

Bodypeace Bamboo

Sample sale & warehouse clearance. Men's & Women's XXS–XXL. Prices from $10. Every Wed/Thur/Fri 10am–3pm. Bodypeace Bamboo Clothing has been dressing locals and visitors for over a decade. Bamboo fibre is naturally breathable, moisture-wicking, thermoregulating and hypoallergenic. Their signature blend is a popular choice for underwear, activewear and everyday wear.

Their warehouse shop is open every Wednesday to Friday!
2–4 Ti Tree Place, Byron A&I Estate
IG: @bodypeacebamboo
FB: @bodypeacebamboo

8. CrossFit Byron Bay

Cross Fit 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]

9. Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway


Looking for the perfect place to get your juice or smoothie fix? Munch Juice Bar & Takeaway has you covered! With great food, juices & smoothies, friendly service, dine-in and takeaway options, why not enjoy a delicious breaky or choose from one of their amazing lunch options including gourmet burgers, fresh juices, smoothies, acai bowls, coffees and more. Find them at Byron Bay Fair – where the locals shop!

20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay (Byron Bay Fair).



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.

Mon–Fri, 8:30am–4:00pm
Sun, 10:00am–2:00pm
Suites 39-41, Building C3, 248 Bayshore Drive.
8215 0723

11. Vagabond BYRON BAY

Vagabond Cafe

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.

Monday–Saturday, 6.30am–3pm
Sunday, 8am–2pm.
Shop 33–34, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay. @vagabondbyronbay


Easy Street

Have you visited the newest part of Habitat yet? Easy Street is home to a beautiful collection of independent stores including Byron Bay Hanging Chairs, MCM House, MUD and Worn. There is also a yummy cafe by the local legends behind Vagabond, renowned for their plant-based goodness. It's got all the style you love without the hassle of going into town.

1 Porter Street, Byron Bay

Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?

Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site. 

Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house

The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament.

Homeless koala house hunting in Manly

As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.

Residents of Cabbage Tree Island want to go home

Anger and frustration at not being able to go home saw a group of residents reclaim their properties yesterday on Cabbage Tree Island.