Byron Bay

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Cornflakes, fruit cups and drinking: life stuck in a locked-off Byron hostel
Anxiety and desperation are setting in for 84 people forced to isolate inside Aquarius Backpackers because of a Covid case

Caitlin Cassidy

26, Nov, 2021 @1:39 AM

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Reality TV production in Byron Bay under pressure to shut down as woman charged with Covid breach
Police allege the woman broke the rules of her travel exemption when she visited shops and venues, triggering a lockdown

Ben Smee

22, Sep, 2021 @8:18 AM

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When Covid came to the anti-vax capital of Australia
A noisy minority in NSW’s northern rivers are pushing back against Covid-19 restrictions

Ben Smee

13, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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NSW reports 344 cases, large region of western NSW locked down and tougher restrictions flagged
Remote locked-down communities with significant Indigenous populations say they are ‘very worried for the elders and their families’

Luke Henriques-Gomes and Anne Davies

11, Aug, 2021 @10:54 AM

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NSW police investigate Covid-infected man who travelled from Sydney to Byron Bay
The man reportedly left a coronavirus-infected family member in hospital so he could inspect property in the Northern Rivers

Elias Visontay

10, Aug, 2021 @10:07 AM

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NSW reports record high 356 new local cases and three deaths
‘You can’t legislate against stupidity, arrogance and entitlement,’ health minister says

Anne Davies

10, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘Sick of being pimped by outsiders’: Byron Bay locals react to TV rumours
First it was a reality TV show about Byron’s Instagram influencers, now locals are facing the prospect of renovation show The Block arriving in town

Kelly Burke

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Vaccine won’t give you Covid’: health officials battle anti-vaccination messages in northern rivers
Medical professionals living in the Byron Bay region are angry and frustrated after businesses asked vaccinated customers not to enter

Melissa Davey

08, Jun, 2021 @8:43 AM

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Hollywood and homelessness: the two sides of Byron Bay
Known for its beaches, surf breaks and social influencers, the holiday town on Australia’s east coast has recently earned a more sinister distinction

Helen Sullivan in Byron Bay

28, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Byron Bay residents call on Netflix to scrap Byron Baes TV series
Locals fear ‘docu-soap’ about social media influencers will gloss over issues including the environment and lack of housing

Justine Landis-Hanley

19, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Byron Baes: Netflix’s first Australian reality TV show sets its sights on the influencer enclave
Viewers are being promised plenty of ‘fights, flings and heartbreak’ in the new ‘docu-soap’ set in Byron Bay

Kelly Burke and Alyx Gorman

08, Apr, 2021 @6:43 AM

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'Fantastic news': Queensland premier celebrates no new community acquired Covid-19 cases
Annastacia Palaszczuk says results follow 35,357 tests in the past 24 hours

Mostafa Rachwani

02, Apr, 2021 @12:24 AM

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