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June 2, 2023

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Backlash Stan Grant

Extraordinary negative and callous statements regarding Stan Grant in the recent edition’s Backlash section. Grant was a terrible host?...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Asking for what you want

As a performer for over 30 years who has sat crammed next to toilet rolls in a supply room, dealt with dirty undies in the manager’s office and sat in a cold concrete outdoor space under a tarp in cyclonic conditions, I understand that when you crack the big time you might pull a few diva requests.

Fake gov

For those interested in a reality check, particularly those deluded apologists for the fake corporate puppets and weapons manufacturers...


Don’t rely on any regime to save anything that’s endangered because their mates the miners and developers pay them...

Greens call for two-year rent freeze 

A new Essential Guardian poll shows 60 per cent of Australians support a freeze on rental increases.

Posturing politicians

While Greens in the Senate endure the irony of being pilloried by the government for speaking passionately about social...

Interview with Akmal Saleh

The Byron Comedy Festival is on this weekend with the event closing out with Akmal Saleh’s third show, proving...

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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. Mctavish Surfboards | 2. Art Kind Byron Bay | 3. Sunrise Cellars | 4. Byron Bay Camping And Disposals | 5. Bomi | 6. Bodhi Living | 7. CrossFit Byron Bay | 8. Bodypeace Bamboo Clothing | 9. Mr Simple | 10. Byron Baby | 11. B Smoothie Bar | 12. Vagabond Byron Bay | 13. Easy Street

Mctavish Boards

1. Mctavish Surfboards

Mctavish is the ultimate destination for all things surf. Grab a pre or post-surf coffee and browse the range of handcrafted surfboards (all made on-site in the factory behind the showroom), surf accessories and apparel, or borrow a demo board for the weekend.
Surfboard Factory, Surf Shop & Cafe
91 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

Art Kind contemporary art space

2. Art Kind

Art Kind is Byron Bay's newest contemporary art space. View a curation of abstract watercolour paintings from local artist and gallery owner Bec Duff, alongside other exciting Australian artists. If you have a budding mini maker you can enrol your little artist in Bec’s afternoon art classes or kids school holiday art programs.
Wednesday–Friday 10am–2.30pm.
Saturdays 10am–1pm
3/18 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay
Phone 0404 946 553

Sunrise Cellars Byron Bay

3. Sunrise Cellars

Get prepared, and stock-up on your alcohol essentials from Sunrise Cellars. Independent and family owned in West Byron, Sunrise Cellars has everything you need, offering great specials in store each week! Visit them in-store today!
IG: sunrisecellars
FB: sunrisesupercellars
Content only for those 18+ & legal drinking age.
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay Fair


4. Byron Bay Camping and Disposals

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

BOMI Health


At BOMI Health, Osteopath Dr Alex Dawson and Exercise Physiologist Seif Attia work together to provide injury management plans that are safe, suitable, and effective for supporting the healing process. By providing manual therapy, rehabilitation advice and exercise programs that are targeted to specific individual needs, recovery can be enhanced and the risk of re-injury can be reduced.
0449 254 140
1A Banksia Drive, Byron Bay

Bodhi Living

6. Bodhi Living

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, all 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 1/18 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay

Cross Fit Byron Bay

7. 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]

Cross Fit Byron Bay

8. Bodypeace Bamboo Clothing

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

Mr Simple

9. 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.
Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4pm 
Sunday, 10am–2pm 
Suites 39-41, Building C3, 248 Bayshore Drive 
(02) 8215 0723

Byron Baby

10. Byron baby

Byron Baby is a new general practice now open at Habitat. Run by Dr Emma Bourke, Byron Baby is a specialised general practice focussing on women’s health, pregnancy and children. It is a small, boutique space where patients can receive care and advice in a calm and child friendly environment.
60/1 Porter St Byron Bay
02 6617 5950

B Smoothie Bar

11. B Smoothie Bar

Bare Blends official smoothie bar has moved!
Visit them at their new high vibing smoothie spot and let their awesome happy team create delicious fast smoothies for you!
Monday–Friday, 8am–3pm
Sat 8am–2pm
Shops 1-2/ 5 Easy Street (Habitat), Byron Bay

Vagabond Cafe

12. 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.
Monday–Saturday, 6.30am–3pm
Sunday, 8am–2pm
Shop 33–34, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay.

Easy Street

13. 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

Fun community connection for Japanese community 

The local Japanese community came together in early May at the Cavanbah center to celebrate Japanese Children’s Day. 

Tragic death of two men in Yamba

NSW Police have today spoken to the media after the body of a man and a teenage boy were located inside a home at Yamba yesterday.

Expect saltwater on Ballina roads during king tides

Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads. 

Warming winter for Tweed Shire’s homeless

It's no secret that the Far North Coast has some of the highest homelessness figures in the country and Dharma Care is determined to reduce those figures as the days get colder.