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Perry Cross – A Class Act

The lush, tropical rainforest sways softly on a clear spring day. The resort, resplendent as ever, awaits patiently for the arrival. There are rare times in life when a chance meeting can significantly alter your world and how you choose to see life from that… Read More »Perry Cross – A Class Act

Sample Food Festival 2016

The sixth annual Sample Food Festival is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. The one-day event, held at Bangalow Showground, attracts over 15,000 visitors from all over the country, this year taking place on Saturday 3rd September. Festival Day Saturday 3rd  The one-day… Read More »Sample Food Festival 2016

Balcony Bar and Oyster Co.

From up here I can’t understand why anyone in his or her right mind would want to spend their Summer holiday in Byron Bay. It’s busy – bloody busy – and every man and his dog is stuck in traffic, desperately seeking a parking space… Read More »Balcony Bar and Oyster Co.

Fins Recipe of the week!

Baked Snapper with Garlic and Smoked Paprika Crust 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) whole snapper, cleaned and scaled 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1 tablespoon butter 11/2 teaspoons smoked paprika 300 g (101/2 oz/11/4 scant cups) tinned chopped tomatoes 3 tablespoons finely chopped Italian (flat-leaf)… Read More »Fins Recipe of the week!

People to know – Sammy Gowing

This week’s inspirational local in our “People to know” segment, is Australia’s leading Spa Chef, and all round top chick Sammy Gowing. I asked Sammy a few questions to allow you to peer a little further into her amazingly interesting and busy world. Enjoy! “I’m the daughter… Read More »People to know – Sammy Gowing


It would be fair to say that God, Brahma or the twists of evolutionary fate that created the Shire of Byron and its surrounds were more than a little benevolent in the abundance department. To say that the Northern Rivers is quite fertile is tantamount… Read More »A MATTER OF TASTE