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Can I have more?

Whooo hooo! Byron Bay business community donates $1,360 to BayFM… ‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’ should have...

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Interview with Nicki Parrott

After three decades of touring and performing in the US, Europe and Japan, acclaimed jazz musician Nicki Parrott is making a triumphant return to her homeland, bringing with her a new album Feelin’ Groovy – that pays homage to the iconic sounds of the sixties and draws inspiration from the carefree lifestyle of her new home in the Byron Shire.

Illawarra and Tweed in NSW police sting

NSW Police say they have arrested five people and seized over $3 million worth of MDMA across the Illawarra and Tweed regions as part of a multi-agency investigation into the manufacturing and mass supply of illicit drugs.

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Is consciousness necessary?

As science progresses the magical, spiritual, perceptions of the world fall away into the garbage trucks that pass by...

Tweed council call for young tree-huggers

The Tweed Shire Council is inviting high school students in the local government area to participate in the national Speaking 4 the Planet competition on the theme: Trees: the guardians of life. 

Ongoing roadworks

In response to Scott Wilson (Echo 29 May) questioning Byron Council’s spending on roads and infrastructure, the truth is...

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. 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
@mctavishsurf
www.mctavish.com.au


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
www.artkind.com.au
@artkindbyronbay
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!
byronbayfair.com.au
IG: sunrisecellars
FB: sunrisesupercellars
Content only for those 18+ & legal drinking age.
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay Fair


Byron-Bay-Camping

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
www.byron-camping.com.au


BOMI Health

5. BOMI

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.
www.bomi.com.au 
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.
www.bodhiliving.com.au
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]
www.crossfitbyronbay.com


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
www.bodypeacebamboo.com


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
www.byronbaby.com.au


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.
@vagabondbyronbay


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

Rail trails

Having ridden both local rail trails I can only say what a pleasure they bring. No cars or traffic noise (mostly), birds, beautiful plants, etc....

Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.