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February 23, 2024

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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Far North Coast Junior Life Savers of the Year announced

Two of the Far North Coast’s brightest young surf life saving talents have been announced as the Newcastle Permanent Junior Surf Life Savers of the Year for 2024.

GemLife’s seniors’ housing estate (again) and more Ballina Council 2024 court action

A conciliation conference between the Ballina Shire Council and developers wanting to build a seniors’ resort-style estate in West Ballina is to happen in less than three weeks.

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

Non-alcohol options

Whether you’re going alcohol-free for a period, or just managing your consumption, the better your non-alcoholic drink tastes, the more likely you are to stick to your strategy. While I’m not a big beer drinker, at my local pub I’ll always grab a beer, and the other night I found the Hiatus Non-Alcoholic Pacific Ale, with its classic tropical aromas, but a little bitterness, perfect for the warm summer evening.

MIA: Balson on Wallum

Dear Cr Balson, I understand that you attended the Byron Council meeting last Thursday very briefly, but absented yourself from...

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

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

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?