September 20, 2018
First National Byron

Teeny Tiny

“The world is big but little people turn it around,” – Gavroche, Les Miserables. The tiny house revolution, popularised by the reality TV show Tiny House Nation, explores the movement...

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September 19, 2018
First National Byron

The Gift Of Curiosity

We all have our own google and it’s called the humble question and when you ask someone a question you tell them immediately that you are interested in them which...

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September 10, 2018
First National Byron

Loved To Death

There is a famous Polish Play by Brecht called the Caucasian Chalk Circle that captures (brilliantly) what Elvis Presley knew when he sang, “love hurts, love scars”. In the story,...

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September 4, 2018
First National Byron

Who Let The Dogs Out?

Global celebrations are underway to welcome the Chinese (and Lunar) New Year, which will be the 4715th year in the Lunar calendar. The Chinese Zodiac follows a 12-year cycle with...

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September 4, 2018
First National Byron

Filthy Rich

Rich is a relative concept, depending on whether you are keeping up with the Jones’ or the Kardashians. ‘Rich’ is tribal…there is no rich line. We can gain some perspective...

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September 4, 2018
First National Byron

Life Of Byron: The Suffolk Park Social

The Suffolk Park Progress Association is what happens when a community mobilises and assumes guardianship of their town. Whether it is educating townsfolk on new recycling initiatives or looking out..…

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September 3, 2018
First National Byron

Brick By Bit

Margaret Mead warned that “we won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” Which got us thinking about Lego. Any parent who has felt the sharp prongs of 6...

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August 30, 2018
First National Byron

Hi, I’m Normal.

In the wake of the prime ministerial version of musical chairs, we thought we would help everyone return to neutral by celebrating ‘normal’. Normal gets a bad rap, doesn’t it?...

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August 23, 2018
First National Byron

Contagious Kindness

Every year, around this time, we experience the gust of strong Westerly winds across our Shire. The Westerlies – the winds of change – are famous for three things: Firstly,...

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August 17, 2018
First National Byron

Streetwise

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...

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