Byron Bay surf coach

More than your standard learn-to-surf school, Byron Bay's Next Level Surf Coaching employs a 2:1 surfer-to-certified-coach ratio. 50-year-old grom James decided to test it out. My partner, Veda, calls me...

Byron Wedding Photographers

Couples eschewing cookie-cutter weddings for highly styled, bespoke events are setting their sights on Byron Bay, which has firmly cemented its reputation as one of Australia's busiest destination wedding...

Swain, Dupain & Beautiful Burma

Meeting acclaimed photographer Max Dupain (1911-1992) left an indelible impression on Anna Swain, who, fresh out of high school, recalls being in awe of a man who many still consider to be the Master of...

Space Weather Scientist

This is Space Weather Scientist Dr Alan Brockman in front of his purpose-built Deep Southern Skies Observatory in the Byron hinterland. I met Alan through local soccer club Eureka FC and wrote an article...

Concetta Antico

Live Byron talks to the world's first Tetrachromat artist to see what life looks like with "super vision". When did you first realise that not everyone saw colour like you do?  One of my students...

Artist Daniel Hend

Guest Blogger Eva Judell   Indigenous artist Daniel Hend has been building skill and expressing his uniquely intricate art since childhood. The Mullumbimby local describes his work as...

Surfer Steph Gilmore

Born up the road in Tweed Heads, 5 times World Champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore has dominated the sport since first qualifying for the pinnacle in women's surfing – the ASP World Tour – in 2007. She is...

Jahlia & Hiatus Kaiyote

A post by guest blogger Jahlia Sara Challenge Yourself, Other People Will Understand Where does creativity come from? Is it talent, inspiration, monetary incentive? These questions were all discussed...

Artisan Press

Watch Wayne Davis from Artisan Press at work and his unofficial dual job description as mechanic and printer make perfect sense. The four letterpress presses he operates, one of which is a 1898 Challenge...

Budding DJ

Meet Eva J, an aspiring DJ who was born and raised in Byron Bay. "I have the ability to enhance and shape the vibes of an event or space. My large collection of music drapes itself widely over the...

Meet Shanti

Shanti is often seen walking along the Pacific Highway with his cane between Bruns and Bangalow, where there's seemingly no shortage of passerby's to transport him to his next destination. I first...

Byron Bay Beach Shades

This is the lovely Sarah Causer from Byron Bay Beach Shades. I love the fact they're an easy-to-assemble shelter system that you can use at the beach, park, or even when the kids are having a picnic in the...

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 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...

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...