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People to know: Peter Derrett

When did you move to the great Byron region? Been here most of my life. Day job?Taught Theatre, Drama and Senior English for 42 years. Claim to fame/day job/hobby/what are you known for?Known mostly as a Drama Teacher and director of Theatre North for 20 Years.… Read More »People to know: Peter Derrett

Out of the blue

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch we are going back from whence we came.” – John F Kennedy This morning I am writing from Shelter in Lennox Head, a… Read More »Out of the blue

Who is Rod Evans?

  You may have seen his incredible photography work on Instagram or Facebook, but we wanted to know more. So who is Rod Evans? Born in the tiny town of Walcha, NSW he lived around the New England area for most of his childhood until,… Read More »Who is Rod Evans?

Mardi grass in Nimbin – by Natalie Grono

Mardigrass in Nimbin is always a feast for photographers and this year did not disappoint. Natalie Grono was there to capture it for us in these stunning images. You can see more of Natalie’s work here:

Why Iran?

‘Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.’ – Hafez  Words of wisdom from a 14th Century Persian poet and why you should make up your own mind about Iran. “Why Iran?” That was the reaction… Read More »Why Iran?

Festival of the Seven Seas

Straight off the back of a sold out tour with old writing buddy Dean Lewis, Mikey Bee of MT Warning is returning to his local region for an important cause this weekend. The inaugural Festival of the Seven Seas will be held at Byron Bay Brewery this Sunday… Read More »Festival of the Seven Seas


Are you voice recording me? great, I like voice recordings. Home to me, is a comfort zone and something really cool about the chantti house is its very comfortable for me. In life we often practice being uncomfortable, and there is a great value in… Read More »Home