A funny thing happened to me this week. I bonded with an elderly couple named John and Rosemary, who raised three children: Sam, Angus and Sophie in a rambling Federation home overlooking Balmoral beach.
Art lovers are in for a treat over the next few weeks, with a number of brilliant locals showcasing hundreds of artworks in various media, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and video.
A tsunami of cashed up “lifestyle buyers” – many from the lower north shore - are flocking to Byron Bay as demand in the northern NSW town continues to surge. Homes in the former hippy haven now lure serious money, with the big dollars flooding into the exclusive enclave of Wategos Beach.
Can you help think of a name for this cute little creature? This rare Australian sea-lion - a female pup - was born at Taronga Zoo in July... and now the public is being invited to help pick a name for her!