The ANZAC Spirit

April 20, 2018

Australia, as a member of the Commonwealth and a former British Colony, is a reasonably successful experiment in multi-culturalism. Considering that in Sydney, 39% of the population was born overseas, Australia can boast a peaceful, cosmopolitan and tolerant society overall – and one that is accepting of diverse cultural identities.

Yet, there is something that is uniquely Australian, not from anywhere else that binds everyone in … Read more »

What’s On – Byron Spirit Festival

April 18, 2018

Get ready to nourish your soul as Byron Spirit Festival is on from 20-22 April.

Featuring accomplished teachers, musicians and visionaries from Byron and way beyond, the program offers a huge array of workshops and panels on yoga, dance, music, healing, creative arts and sustainability plus luscious evenings of celebration and song.

2018 sees the addition of a number of new workshop streams to the program including Conscious Relationships, Indigenous Culture with … Read more »

What’s On – Ice Skating

April 10, 2018

“One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time experience joy of centuries, when movements become revelations of the dance of destinies.’’
Beautiful words by Shah Asad Rizvi. Now it’s time to soak up those words, feel the inspiration and get your ice skates on.

Yes that’s right ice skates!! Cherry Street Sports Club Ballina have Ice Skating from the 13th to the 29th April.

Skating on real ice is real cool … Read more »

The Meaning of Words

April 10, 2018

“Words, words, words” – Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2.

Words are our means to meaning. They are also the means of winning a scrabble match on April 13, which happens to be World Scrabble Day. Whether you believe that logophile’s delight to be a board game or a bored game (see what we did there – chuckle), something very odd is happening to … Read more »

Beyond the Beards

April 6, 2018

‘Hipster’ has been one of the prevailing subcultures of modern times, described by Jack Kerouac in the 1940s as “characters of a special spirituality.” The anti-mainstream sentimentality of the hipster has meant that Byron Bay, and everything this region represents in the counter-cultural, has been a popular gathering space for those who want to be anything other than basic.

A hipster is a free-spirited, open-minded, environmentally and socially progressive person, who is … Read more »

What’s On – BBPS Fun Fair

April 5, 2018

Byron Bay Public School P&C Fun Fair is on Friday 6th April and is open to the public from 3pm to 6pm. The fun fair is the P&C’s largest fundraiser for the year.

Head over for an action-packed afternoon of entertainment and help raise funds for the students and the school.

There will be plenty of rides and attractions including the Super Slide, Cup & Saucer, Lion Safari Big … Read more »

Freedom and Chocolate

March 28, 2018

Traditions can be spiritual or secular. They can relate to families, communities, or nations. But few things bind humanity together across time and distance as much as a shared love of chocolate. This Easter, there is an abundance of tradition to celebrate with friends and family, including the very Aussie tradition of camping in the mud. As long as some of that is mud cake, we are on … Read more »

LIFE OF BYRON: Women’s Business with Su Reynolds

March 28, 2018

Byron and the Northern Rivers Region are famous for being a progressive and inclusive home for diverse tribes from all around the world. Su Reynolds describes it as a ‘safe and healing place to live’ for many who make their way here.  We caught up with Su and asked about the ‘women’s business’ of Byron and how women contribute to the rich social fabric of the region.

Su, Can you reflect … Read more »


March 27, 2018

To understand the Byron Bay market, it is important to throw our net a little wider and look at Suffolk Park, Broken Head, Coopers Shoot and Ewingsdale as well as Byron Bay. There is a diverse experience when you granulate the market down across these areas that comprise the greater Byron Bay market and so it is really important not to look too heavily into online statistics or … Read more »

Whats On For Kids!

March 27, 2018

Easter is just about upon us and that means music, rain, definitely a chocolate or two and hopefully some good waves.

Can’t get to Bluesfest this year and looking for fun activities to keep the kids entertained over Easter? Here’s our top ‘What’s On For Kids’ events care of one of our favourite local websites byron4kids.
Friday 30th March
Mullumbimby Farmers Market – 7am to 11am at Mullumbimby Showground

Byron Beachside Market – … Read more »

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