Federal Park Party

Each year the hinterland village I'm honoured to call home hosts the Federal Park Party. Surrounding communities including Goonengerry, Rosebank and Coorabell join in to create a vibrant, eclectic...

Tractor Safety

That's me pretending to drive Mahindra, our Indian made, mechanical work horse. James takes her out most days to slash, move rocks, and carve new trails on to our property. I had no idea, having mainly lived...

My Mate Phil

My mate Phil Gander from Brunswick Heads is a dead-set legend. Not only does he call me every month or so to check if I'm still working for "that paper" (Byron News) but he's spent most of his life raising...

Mullum Poultry Show

An interesting morning checking out the Northern Rivers Pure Breed Poultry Auction in Mullum... Follow Live Byron on Instagram. Photography by Veda...

Native Planting

Family time planting vege seedlings for our patch. My multi-talented partner James Mayson is known for a variety of things and bush regen is one of them. James created a native planting guide for...

Little Gypsies

I took these photos a few years ago at a friend's property in Clunes for Little Gypsies, a company I once co-owned with my talented friend Casey Arnaud (of Arnaud body & bath fame). Case started the...

Bob McTavish Surfboards

Voted the most influential shaper of all time by Australia’s Surfing Life magazine in 1992, Bob McTavish is credited with kick-starting a surfing revolution with the world’s first production shortboard...

Byron Bridal Showcase

Organised by Queensland dressmaker Jennifer Gifford, Byron Bay Bridal Showcase is arguably the most innovative and stylish setting for wedding vendors to show off their wares. Unlike most bridal expos, this...

Byron School of Art

Byron School of Art founders Emma Walker (seated), Christine Willcocks, Michael Cusack, Meredeth Crowe, Sarah Harvey, James Guppy (seated) and Rick Shearman established Byron School of Art in 2013. Built on...

Mullum Community Gardens

Mullumbimby Community Garden sits on five hectares right in the heart of Mullum. Locals lease plots to grow their own food, while members of the community are invited to experience a diverse range...

Masterchef Alumni Skye Craig

I first met Skye when we both worked in custom media publishing – I was a freelance editor while she worked as an art director for an agency in Bangalow – which is why I was taken aback when I saw her...

Bentley Blockade

4am is not my friend but this guy is. Darren invited me to make the hour-long pre-dawn drive to the Bentley Blockade in Northern NSW, where hundreds of people from all walks of life and political...

Northern Rivers: A Hendra Hotspot

This is Rich, co-owner of Mullumbimby Veterinary Clinic and Mama Cass. Not only does Rich take care our dogs Mofo and Kali, but he is also a vocal advocate for vaccinating horses against the potentially...

Smiles4Schools

This hottie may belong in front of the camera but she does some of her finest work behind it. When photographer Kate Nutt isn't travelling to exotic locations shooting events, you'll find her helping...

Byron Stencil Artist

Self-taught stencil artist Austin Moncrieff has a pretty remarkable story to tell for a young man, which you can read about in my Northern Star newspaper article. Not only does he create striking retro...

Bruns Hot Rods

Each year a 250-strong fleet of classic and custom cars pack Brunswick Heads for the insanely popular Back to Bruns Hot Rod Run. It is a visual feast with everything from a 1927 Dodge Pickup to a 1972 Ford...

The Corner Dance Lab

Dance Integrated Australia's Philip Channells is an acclaimed performer and choreographer who works with people of all ages, with and without disability. Philip recently set up The Corner Dance Lab at...