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May 30, 2024

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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

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First observations of meltwater eating away at Antarctic ice shelves

Scientists who have witnessed Antarctic ice shelf decay are escalating concerns that rising air temperatures will push these frozen masses to unprecedented fractures.

Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

Lone Goat Gallery celebrates diversity with ‘Recognise’

About to open at Lone Goat Gallery, Recognise is an exhibition featuring works by local artists Carla Davey, Mathew Daymond, Lydian Dunbar, Shirley Gibson, Nathaniel Harvey, Rebecca King, Willie Mutton, Quinlyn Seikot, Zion Levy Stewart, Gill Williams and Lucas Wright.

‘Mono’ wins Hawaiian adaptive surfing title

Byron Bay surfer Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart won his division at the Hawaiin Adaptive Surfing Championships two weeks ago.

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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. B Smoothie Bar | 2. Bun Coffee | 3. Stone & Wood | 4. CrossFit Byron Bay | 5. Vampt Vintage Design | 6. Kido | 7. Honey Hunt Linen | 8. McTavish Surfboards | 9. Sunrise Cellars | 10. Weave Guitars | 11. Habitat Retail & Lifestyle Precinct | 12. Vagabond Byron Bay | 13. HighSpec Properties Buyers Agents | 14. Mr Simple | 15. Barrio Eatery & Bar

B Smoothie Bar

1. B Smoothie Bar

Same Bare Blends products.
Same Bare Blends recipes.
Consistent hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–3pm. Saturday, 8am–2pm.
Awesome happy team creating awesome fast smoothies for you.
Lot 44 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
(neighbours of Tigmi Trading)

Bun Coffee

2. 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

Stone & Wood

3. Stone & Wood

Stone & Wood’s leafy courtyard is made for sunny days. Great food, fresh beers, perfect for mid-week or weekend catch-ups. Furry friends welcome, so your mate Dave who hasn’t shaved for three months can also head on down. Brewery tours available for those on the froth and Little Dragon and Sunly Seltzers available for those who choose not to brews.
100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

CrossFit Byron Bay

4.CrossFit Byron Bay

If you are searching for the best hour of your day, look no further than CrossFit Byron Bay.
Locals only 7day 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]

Vampt Vintage Design

5. Vampt Vintage Design

Vampt specialises in quality, original, mid-century furniture.
They have a container arriving from Brazil filled with incredible vintage show stoppers, available soon. They need to make room for the new stock, so pop in and see what specials they have. They can bring anything up from their Sydney shop if something catches your eye.
Open Tues–Thur: 10am–4pm.
Fri: 10am–3pm, Sat: 10am–2pm.
Cnr Bayshore Dr & Banksia Dr, Byron Bay
Dave: 0414 806 549


6. 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 Linen

7. Honey Hunt Linen

Gorgeous new LINEN art-tops! Featuring original artworks these supremely comfortable tops are perfect summer festive wear–slow down, relax and stay super cool. All Honey Hunt fashion is sewn and printed locally. Shopping here you are supporting ethical Australian made fashion and local jobs. It’s the ultimate slow clothing that’s beautifully made, for women. Their mantra... ̒You are a honey!̓.
Shop 2, 1 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
Mon–Fri: 10am–4pm, Sat: 11am–3pm.
0408 766 546

McTavish Surfboards

8. 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

Sunrise Cellars

9. Sunrise Cellars

Kick back in Byron Bay this summer, but first visit Sunrise Cellars to stock up on your beer, wine and spirits for any occasion. 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. Content only for those 18+ (legal drinking age).
Fb: sunrisesupercellars
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay Fair

Weave Guitars

10. Weave Guitars

Weave Guitars is your local guitar custom shop. They specialise in setups and repairs, from the simplest to the trickiest. They like to work with every kind of instrument and they always provide a free quote for any job. Check their website for a gallery of their creations. Make your next appointment by email or text message.
2/2 Acacia St, Byron Bay
0413 470 775
[email protected]

Habitat Retail & Lifestyle Precinct

11. Habitat Retail & Lifestyle Precinct

It’s no accident people love shopping at Habitat. They’ve carefully curated every homeware store, independent boutique and fashion label, so you can find the iconic style you’d expect from Byron without the hassle of going into town (including lots of free parking). We reckon it’s Byron’s most exciting neighbourhood, but go and take a look for yourself.
Habitat, 1 Porter Street, 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.
Open Monday to Saturday: 6.30am–3pm.
Sunday: 8am–2pm.
Habitat, Shop 33–34,
1 Porter Street, Byron Bay

Highspec Properties Buyers’ Agents

13. Highspec Properties Buyers Agents

Your local Northern Rivers Buyers’ Agents
HighSpec Properties – award-winning buyers’ agency dedicated to helping you own your own slice of Byron and the Northern Rivers.
Get in touch and watch your property dream come to life through refined strategy, expert negotiation, and unparalleled commitment.
Team HighSpec will be your secret agents, making one of life’s greatest stressors a breeze.
Ground floor, Habitat Building
20 Fullerton Lane, Byron Bay
1300 447 732

Mr Simple

14. 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.
The Habitat Byron Bay
Suites 39-41, Building C3
248 Bayshore Drive
Call to Book: 8215 0723
Mon–Fri: 8.30am–4.00pm.
Sun: 10.00am–2.00pm.

Barrio Eatery & Bar

15.Barrio Eatery & Bar

Barrio brings together the local community in a relaxed environment for all-day dining.
The wood-fired oven and open-flame grill are the heart of the restaurant.
Wednesday is barbecue night, with monthly guest chef.
Keep an eye on socials for daily specials.
1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
Mon–Tues: 7am–3pm.
Wed–Sat: 7am–10pm.
0411 323 165

Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Households warned against smoke alarm complacency

Firefighters, NRL stars and other top athletes are urging households across the state to make sure they have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes, as Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) launches its annual Winter Fire Safety Campaign.

Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.