The Byron Bay Runners junior squads have had outstanding results already this season with two squad members, Jake Giltrap-Goode and Suki Alford, winning regional championships and three runner-up regional age champions – Sandy Byrne, Rufus Scott and Matilda Peacock.
DURING a boozy week in Bali six years ago best mates Norm Black and Richard Johnston came up with an idea that would turn them into multi-millionaires and change the face of Australia’s travel industry.
Little did they know that this plan, conceived in the lead-up to Richard’s 2010 wedding, would turn into TripADeal, Australia’s No. 1 travel deals site.
“Norm had had this nucleus of an idea, we tossed it back and forth between ourselves, and that was how TripADeal was born,” Richard, 45, said.But, like any great holiday, the road to this dazzling destination was long and winding.
Big business in Byron
The pair credit much of their success to starting their multimillion-dollar global business in a town better known for board shorts rather than boardrooms.
THE Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan was adopted this week and council said they see exciting times ahead for the town.
The new Masterplan features:
- redesigned foreshore parkland
- pedestrian prioritised town centre and a focus on placemaking and the public domain
- reinvigorated newly defined Railway Square
- enhanced village entry points
- Jonson Street upgrade with a unique materials palette distinguishing it as the primary town centre street
- increased local residential and commercial opportunities
- connecting the wetlands around the Sandhills area
IF YOU’VE taken a stroll down Jonson Street lately you may have noticed the recent addition of a small black shipping container between the post office and the Byron Community Centre.
More than just another coffee outlet, the Coffee Box involves an innovative new barista training program that aims to help local women ease their way back into the workforce.
Byron Bay NIMBYs will doubtless be less than chuffed to find that the Greens chose the Byron Bay Surf Club to announce their new tourism plan yesterday.
What, more tourists for Byron? Surely not.
But the Greens tourism spokesperson Senator Janet Rice, who was joined by Richmond candidate Dawn Walker for the announcement, said the plan would ‘create jobs and protect the precious places in the northern rivers.’
BY Sally Anderson body+soul
This Pilates pick-me-up will have you feeling less bloated while also working your back.
Over-indulging in alcohol is obviously not a good idea, but if you do so on the odd occasion, feel better and less bloated the next day with this exercise.
Lie on your stomach and hold the front of your ankles. Brace your core, exhale and gently lift your chest and knees off the floor, keeping tension in the arms and legs. Keep your knees together as much as possible.
Do this gently and carefully. It will work your back, but shouldn’t be uncomfortable.
Sally Anderson is the founder and director of www.pilatesint.com.
BYRON Bay High School student Millie McCourt has just returned from the US after winning the 16 years Feather Weight division at the Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) World Championship held in California.
“When I first started training I was 12 years old and had the dream of becoming the IBJJF Champion of the World,” said Millie, who beat competitors from all over the world.
A tourist’s dream holiday nearly became a nightmare after she was washed off rocks and was rescued by a lifeguard at Broken Head on Thursday.
It is understood that the woman thought to be in her late 20s was walking around the headland with a friend at around 10:15am when she was struck by a wave and washed into the surf.
BYRON Shire based Enova Energy began rolling out energy plans to shareholders and early supporters this week, signing up its first customers.
As part of the initial roll-out, Enova announced a unique energy plan to establish a renewable energy initiative to support communities who want to build their own renewable energy generation.