About Live Byron


Meet the characters that make Byron Shire tick, hear their stories, and see their world captured in stunning pictures. Live Byron is a distinctively local blog by photojournalist Veda Dante, whose daily work for the biggest newspapers on the North Coast gives her a unique insight into local events and the characters behind them.

Explore the chefs and entrepreneurs of the region’s best pop-up restaurants, get a birds-eye-view of Byron with a local pilot who built his own plane, and meet the space scientist whose hinterland observatory stands starkly against its subtropical backdrop.

From major events like the Mullum Music and Byron Bay Surf festivals to local showcases like the Bruns Hot Rod and Bangalow Designers Market, Live Byron gives you a personal insight into the eclectic, creative, kind-hearted and confused people behind the news.

Live Byron invites you to connect with the local community by expanding your network and hiring local talent, or perhaps supporting one of the many causes that inspire and galvanise the people. Locals are invited to submit their events to the community calendar while visitors and tourists can learn of the latest and greatest places to eat, stay, shop and play.

Live Byron also provides an intimate insight into family life on a Byron Bay hinterland farm, where invasive weeds are being replaced by native rainforest, tractors regularly break down, children learn about bushfire safety, and a gander becomes a goose.

Drop in, chill out, relax and unwind – Live Byron will give you the heads up on what’s going down.

About Veda Dante

I currently work as a freelance copywriter, content manager and online editor for a number of clients in Sydney (www.llewcom.com.au, www.splashmagazine.com.au), Perth (www.gramercypark.com.auwww.rbwa.com.au), Brisbane (www.ec3global.com.au) and Byron Bay (www.nextwave.com.au); and as a freelance photojournalist for online magazine Common Ground (www.commongroundaustralia.com) and the biggest newspapers on the North Coast (www.apn.com.au).

My background is in print media, namely magazine editing (now defunct News Ltd title Lifestyle Pools + outdoor design); custom media (too many to mention), feature writing (now defunct Morrison Media title Travelling in Australia Magazine) and book editing (Surfing Australia travel guide book, Snapshot) specialising in the fields of health, beauty, travel and lifestyle.

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