August 17, 2018

In a disturbing report released earlier this week, there are as many as 150 people sleeping rough in Byron Shire in any given night.  ‘Sleeping rough’ is the term given to the most extreme form of homelessness and means that a person is without shelter entirely, sleeping on the ground on footpaths, parks or in cars.


While there is a much larger population who are homeless … Read more »

What’s On – Byron2Bruns Beach Run

August 15, 2018

Best of luck to everyone participating in the Byron2Bruns Beach Run this Sunday.

All money raised from the event goes towards the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club.

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club.

There will be plenty of refreshments at the finish with time to relax … Read more »

Rough on Rats

August 10, 2018

Very few people claim to be a fan of rats. If you google ‘rats’ you will very quickly find the search return is largely dominated by companies offering to catch or kill these ‘vermin’. Yet, there is every possibility that rats have a lot to teach us about happiness and thriving.

If we think back to the last industrial revolution, rats are really the unofficial mascot … Read more »

What’s On – Romeo & Juliet

August 8, 2018

‘For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo’
Looking for a good afternoon out this weekend? Grab a date and head over to Byron Theatre for a live screening of Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young … Read more »


August 7, 2018

Safe as Houses
With the Sydney market going from nuts to normal, media outlets have not missed the opportunity to catastrophise – but it is a reasonable premature call and the factors that insulate our region from the extremely high market are the same ones that kick in to protect us from the ceiling that has been hit in the capital. House prices are simply the best that they … Read more »

Turn On The Sun

August 3, 2018

We find ourselves longing for sun-soaked rays to be pouring in the windows and for the burning yellow sand to be underfoot once again. From the depths of winter, we long for the warmer weather…even though in paradise the cold is reasonably mild.

Yet, as humans, we form part of the natural world, and a scientific phenomenon known as ‘the heliotropic effect’ forces all living things … Read more »

Tree Changing

August 2, 2018

“Give me a home among the gum trees…”. As your brain automatically completes that song, we are all turning our minds to a tree change. Australia Post collects moving data and measures the tree change trend to be responsible for around 15% of the movement, as more people swap metropolis for eucalyptus.

Byron Bay First National’s own Tammy and Paul Prior did exactly that when they packed up their Byron Bay … Read more »

What’s On – Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

July 31, 2018

Things are about to heat up in the hinterland at the 2018 Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival.
The festival takes place on Saturday 18th August at Bangalow Showgrounds from 10am to 5pm.

A not-for-profit event supporting local arts & cultural initiatives – all proceeds go to great causes!

This is a fantastic family friendly fun day out with heaps of activities and games to keep the kids … Read more »

What’s On – Newrybar Public School Fireworks Night

July 31, 2018

The BIGGEST family friendly night out in Newrybar is on this Saturday, The Newrybar Public School Fireworks Night.
Put on by the Newrybar School (P & C), Newrybar Fireworks has been celebrated by the school for over thirty years.

There’s plenty to do before the fireworks spectacular with activities on the night such as raffles with great prizes donated by local businesses and great local food with everything from a steak sanga … Read more »

Means to Meaning

July 27, 2018

The Byron Bay Writer’s Festival is on a fast-approaching horizon. As major sponsors of the event, we wish everyone an enjoyable festival and we are excited to welcome the influx of wordsmiths, poets and their fans to our regional centre.

The written word has, really, taken up such a small proportion of our human history. The development of complex, diverse language groups across our species has … Read more »

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