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Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

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Unmissable sessions at Byron Writers Festival

Not sure which sessions to see? We’ve saved the best ’til last and highlighted some of the must-see panels and conversations from the 2022 program to help you decide. Hurry, Day Passes are selling fast!

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback...

The CWA turns 100 – There will be scones!

Within 24 hours of its establishment on April 20, 1922, Country Women’s Association (CWA) members began lobbying relevant government ministers for better services for women and children, and that has been their mission ever since.  

Stories about "Mullum Cares":

Flood adaptation service launches

Local not-for-profit Mullum Cares has launched a new service to help flood-impacted locals make their homes liveable and more able to withstand future flood events.

Waste into art – RATs to be transformed

The Shire’s RAT (rapid antigen test) upcycling project has taken a significant step forward, with a local OP shop and a well-known sculptor putting their hands up to take part.

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to announce the beginning of their...

Time to kick the plastic habit?

Plastic has been at the forefront of action on reducing humans impacts on the environment and with Plastic Free July in full swing local councils and environment groups are reminding people to come on board and think about the way you use plastic.

Salvaging culture through upcycling

A Plastic Free July event, held last Saturday in Mullum, saw a ‘Strong local interest in both learning how to upcycle waste fabric, as well as an appetite to buy locally handmade upcycled products’.

Library of STUFF needs a home

The community Library of Stuff organisers say they are urgently looking for a place to call home in Mullum.

Mullum Library of Stuff set to come to life

After more than 12 months looking for a home, the Mullum Library of Stuff has been offered a large shed and is now busily searching for quality items that it will then offer on loan.

Mullumbimby celebrates the death of the plastic bag

On Saturday, April 7, a crowd gathered outside the doors of Mullumbimby Woolworths. This time it was not to protest, as it was all those years ago, but to celebrate.

Launching the sustainable soap box

Interested in projects that are going on around the region that might reduce emissions, increase sustainability or just generally be good for the environment? Join in with Sustainability Drinks Byron Shire to find out more.

Plastic campaigner awarded IWD award

Sasha Mainsbridge was named NSW Local Woman of the Year for the Ballina electorate on International Women’s Day (IWD) for her work in spearheading local waste reduction campaigns in and around Mullumbimby.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers – 100 per...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback but upmarket restaurant, with an...