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May 14, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Saturday 8 November 9am to 6pm


ByronYogaCentre-ed-imageCome and check out Byron Yoga Centre’s eco haven on Skinners Shoot Road. Purna Retreat Centre now has three yoga studios, a vegetarian café, organic gardens and accommodation for teacher trainees and retreat guests.

The Open Day is to celebrate the opening of the café, new public classes in the yoga studios and to showcase the Retreat Centre to the local community.

Be entertained by soul enriching kirtan music while you enjoy delicious healthy food and browse the select market stalls. You can choose to experience a variety of yoga classes and sessions with John Ogilvie and Byron Yoga Centre senior teachers while kids can join the Circus Arts workshops.

Free entry to the site and entertainment

Yoga and workshops:

1 session $8

3 sessions $15, day-pass $20

Capacity is limited, so arrive early to sessions

2-pic-of-kids-in-hoops-webCircus Arts workshops, kids over 5 years $8

– let the kids join the circus while you join the yoga!

Come for a look - stay for the yoga

Purna Retreat Centre

50 Skinners Shoot (just past Arts Factory)



Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...