It is time to count the whales at Cape Byron lighthouse this Sunday 25 June. Bring along your binoculars and help count the whales and update and display the tallies throughout the day.
From Byron Bay to Notre Dame, Paris! At the entrance, police openly tout heavy machine guns, casually monitoring the swarm of idle visitors and devout churchgoers in the great stone plaza.
Local scientist and activist Jungle Jenn, aka Jennifer Croes, will be at the Byron library on Tuesday 27 June to talk about her work in the illegal wildlife trade. The talk will look at the role people can play when they go shopping and how their ethical tourism and purchasing choices have an impact on the environment.
Highlighting the need for action on the increasing tourist pressure on Byron Bay, Councillor Paul Spooner was featured the ABC as part of a program looking at the increased pressure that short term rentals are putting on the housing market and infrastructure.
Young people are invited to get a 'sneak peak' into the new Creative Hub being launched in Byron Industrial Estate this Saturday. Free live music, live interactive graff art, projected film clips, Ableton live demonstration will be taking place.
The NDIS is rolling out in the Northern Rivers region from July 1 and independent organisation, My Choice Matters, is providing free workshops in Ballina, Lismore and Byron Bay to look at how to get the best out of the change in funding.
Parenting a child with a developmental delay or a disability can be challenging for the child, parents and family. The Stepping Stopes program is one approach to help carers and parents manage a child’s challenging behaviour
Taking to the airwaves, speaking at film festivals and appearing on TV are just some of the experiences that Arlian Ecker’s is having as he makes his film ‘Plastic Alarm’ that raises awareness of the dangers of plastic in the ocean.
From 5pm on Friday 19 May 'Popped' will open its green doors and welcome locals and visitors alike into the Byron Bay CBD to celebrate art and culture in an entirely new way for Byron nightlife.
A co-ordinated sniffer dog operation in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, on Thursday (April 27) has resulted in five arrests and 11 cannabis cautions.
Over 1300 locals came and raised funds for flood victims in the Shire. The money raised will go to local flood victims via the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre (MNDC) that is connecting the Byron Shire community.
Potter Lauren Campbells exhibition at Nikau store in Byron Bay suddenly turned into a fundraiser after cyclone Debbie took out her Lismore studio including both her kilns, her equipment and her caravan.
Local Mullumbimby artists Liam Bruce and Zion Levy will be showing their latest work at the IncREDible Art Exhibition at The Lone Goat Gallery in Byron, opening this Friday 7th April at 6pm running until 19th April.
The floods may have curtailed the full agenda but the Australian Indonesian Arts Alliance wasn’t to be stopped. Presentations were given by Mark White from the Eco warriors project, Dr Mary Gardner on coastal management to Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, Yayan Gh Mulyana.
Mimicking the forest has provided degraded farms in Brazil a new lease on life. Syntropic farming is now making its way to our region as farmers look at new ways to approach sustainable farming.
This weekend will see a celebration of the cultural and economic ties between Indonesia and Australia in Byron Shire. The Australian and Indonesian Arts Alliance will be bringing together a range of speakers and cross cultural experiences celebrating both the similarities and differences of our cultures.
Arlian is taking his commitment to saving sea animals one step further by making the film Plastic, Alarm! Let’s save the sea turtles. Now he wants you to join him in saving the animals from plastic pollution.
Renowned documentary maker Selina Miles has released her first clip of the new Elysium project that has been transforming the Byron Bays Lawson Lane. Miles has been filming over the last few weeks as five Byron Shire artists and three other renowned artists from Sydney and Berlin have been at work.
Marking two years since it began, the SHIFT project in Byron Bay have launched their new website. Celebrating the launch at a fundraiser on International Women's Day they were inspired by the communities support and generosity.
A man will face court after being extradited from Queensland following investigations into a number of domestic violence assaults in Coffs Harbour.
Paul Belin, secretary, Action Group Association. Jeremy Holmes, spokesperson for the Byron Bay Railroad Company (BBRC) claimed that a video of train serial number 721, shown on the (unofficial) Byron Bay Train Facebook site is a different train to the one it will operate and is operating under vastly different conditions (Byron Shire Echo, 8 February 2017).
From Shopping in the nude and the art of the naked protest to cycling in buff the Byron Shire has a long history of nudetastic events. Soon the Shire may be adding the nude Olympics.
A 69-year-old man living on Byron’s streets was brutally bashed last Wednesday night, according to Veronica Rowe from the Northern Rivers Homeless Alliance.
How many enter adult life wondering why they learned few life skills in school? Without the relevant guidance, it’s hard to do small but important things, from registering your car to voting or budgeting an income.
Surfers taking part in an event at Cosy Corner at Byron Bay on Sunday were met with piles of rubbish and human excrement left over from an illegal party.