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Byron Bay Local Media

Byron Bay's traditional media reflects the unique character and positive spirit of the Byron Shire. Have a read, or tune in for news coverage, discussion of community issues, and celebration of local arts and culture.

Byron Shire News

The Byron Shire News began in the early 1970s, and quickly became well-loved by local residents. Today, over 40 years later, the newspaper continues to be a respected source of local news, up-to-date sport information, and upcoming events.

The Byron Shire News covers major current news events from Byron Bay and surrounding areas. The paper often sponsors local events, charities and sporting teams, and prides itself on supporting the Byron community.

As well as news coverage, the paper highlights local opinions and Byron culture. The paper discusses community interests in an intelligent, unprejudiced forum.

The Byron Shire News also includes weekly sections detailing the fantastic experiences Byron has to offer, including entertainment and dining options. There is also a TV, sports and letters section.

The paper also has a popular website, which reports news stories as they unfold. Visit www.byronnews.com.au

The Byron Shire Echo

The Byron Shire Echo is a well-known, free, independent weekly publication that has long been regarded as the voice of the Byron Shire. Since the paper began in 1986, it has covered regional news stories, local opinions, and community events.

The Echo offers readers more than just news. The paper features Mungo MacCallum’s political commentary, Mandy Nolan’s entertainment coverage, and a variety of creative opinion pieces. The paper also highlights the best of the areas food and wine with respected restaurant reviews and restaurant guide in Good Taste, as well as classified ads, a service directory, and real estate listings.

The Echo aims to encompass the diverse personalities of the towns and villages in the Byron Shire, from Ocean Shores to Bangalow. The paper is distributed throughout the Shire, as well as surrounding towns, such as Lennox Head.

The Echo Net Daily is an online publication updated with local news and events every day. Visit www.echo.net.au

Bay FM

Bay FM – the most easterly station in the nation – is a community-owned, volunteer-run radio station based in the heart of Byron Bay. The not-for-profit station can be found on 100.3 FM, and has be live on air since 1992.

The station airs a variety of news programs, interviews, and music to keep the community up-to-date with local and global current affairs, events, and arts.

Bay FM aims to do three things: evolve according to feedback from the Byron Shire community, examine and discuss issues of importance to local residents, and showcase the Byron spirit by celebrating local talent.

The station’s diverse coverage and perspective make it an iconic member of the Byron Shire media. Visit www.bayfm.org.au

Byron Bay to Ballina Charity Walk

Get active and help out a great local cause with the Byron Bay to Ballina Charity Walk! Supporting the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, the walk is a fantastic way to see the Byron Bay coastline while raising funds for an essential and important service.

Winding its way along the beautiful Byron coastline from Denning Park in Byron Bay, the walk passes by awe-inspiring coastal scenery, providing the perfect motivation to continue on to the finish line. Consisting of three routes that make their way south towards Ballina, the walk covers a range of terrains including sand, bush tracks and sealed roads. Take on the 12 km route that ends at Broken Head Reserve, the 24km path that will lead you to Lennox Head Surf Life Saving Club or, if you’re feeling adventurous, the 35km walk that takes you all the way to Ballina Surf Life Saving Club.

Held on Sunday the 31st of May in 2015, the charity walk offers the opportunity to either enter individually or as a member of a team of anywhere between 4 and 20 members. The walk from Byron Bay to Ballina can be enjoyed at any speed, be it quickly or at a leisurely pace, and is open to participants as young as 12 years who are accompanied by a paying adult.

Importantly, all of the money raised by the Byron Bay to Ballina Charity Walk stays in the region, going directly to the Northern Regional Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service to ensure that the area’s residents and visitors can receive the help that they need when they require it most.

Get a team together, set yourself a challenge, or make the most of the Byron region’s natural beauty while helping to ensure the continuation of an important local organisation!

Soul Street, Byron Bay NYE

A family friendly new years eve community event with entertainment in Railway Park & Jonson St between 2pm & 10pm.

New Years Eve in Byron Bay this year will be a family friendly event! Bring the kids out from 2pm til 10pm and venture through Jonson St which will be full of artisan stalls, food stalls, craft activities, face painter’s, numerous local bands and acts in Railway Park, buskers, circus performers, fire twirlers, drummers, amusement rides and children’s activities galore.

Come down to the heart of Byron and celebrate with us the talent we have in this region as it fills Jonson St between 2pm -10pm on New Years Eve. This will be an alcohol free event to help keep our streets safe, family oriented and in support of Byron’s vision of reclaiming the streets on New Years Eve.

TEK* 2013 : Konvergence

The Konvergence 2013, a massive spectacle of light, sound, art & technology to be held at the Byron Sport & Cultural Complex on Thursday June 20th. 12 hours of performances, workshops, panels, workshops, stalls and much more...

Thursday June 20th

11am - 11pm

Byron Sport & Cultural Complex

$40 / $30 concession

Tickets & Further Information, visit; www.tekstar.tv

Kites & Bikes Festival 2013

Brunswick Heads' Kites & Bikes Festival is an 'eco-friendly family fun' day day features a flying display of the biggest kites in Australia, a Rokkaku kite flying challenge, kite making workshops, kite surfing, Expressive Bikes stunt demos, a decorated bike parade, the Apartments Inn Byron Duck Race and dance off.

For further information, visit the website; Kites & Bikes Festival

2013 Byron Bay Film Festival

In 2013, the Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) celebrates its seventh year. The festival continues to grow, this year screening over 200 films from more than 30 countries with a program comprised of feature films, documentaries, animation and short films that support and celebrate local and international cinema.

Visit the Byron Bay International Film Festival for more information.

Economics of Happiness Conference

Take part in the growing localisation movement! Join amazing thinkers, visionaries and activists from around the world at ISEC's Economics of Happiness Conference in Byron Bay, 15-17 March 2013 at the Byron Community Centre.

For further information, visit; www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org.

Byron Bay Spirit Festival 2013

1-3 March 2013

Over 100 talented teachers from the world over. Highlights include; Yoga Workshops, Dance Workshops, Tantra Program, Ayurveda, Eco-Marketplace, Healing Arts Village, and more.

For further information, visit; www.spiritfestival.com.au

Uplift 2012 Festival

A festival presenting world luminaries to create a future beyond what we now imagine, far more connected and filled with greater peace and awareness. 20 - 23 December, Byron Bay, Australia.

For further information, visit; www.upliftfestival.com

2013 Byron Arts Classic

11 - 16 January 2013 at the Byron Community Centre.

For further information visit the website byroncentre.com.au/whats-on/arts-classic

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