Issue 267 • Thursday 16th January • 2020
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Around Town T H IS Week
Q&A A QU IC K CH
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Say YAY for Friday! 2 PG
Meditation is like having your best self on speed dial.
Herald fundamental restructuring.
Interior Architect Julie King. PG 19
Heavy is the Head - Stormzy.
The Prettiest Horse In The Glue Factory - Corey White. PG
The 'Air Jordans' of trivia.
No matter what your roots or heritage.
Around n w o T THIS k Wee
SAY YAY FOR FRIDAY COS THE Strides will be bringing their blend of roots reggae with a hip-hop edge to the Beachy from 8:30pm. Following that, take a 200-yard meander to Locura where DJ/Producer Patrice Bäumel will be spinning his melodic techno blends into the wee hours.
For artistic inspo, the Lone Goat Gallery has the final days of the Club Lane Multitask & REDinc. Art Studio COLLAB COLLECTIVE exhibition. From now till Jan 21st you’ll find work on display from local artists with a disability. Enjoy your 7 days.
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On Sunday you can move to another beat at the Aqua Contact Improv Dance sesh, hosted by Aqua Bodyworks in Tyagrah, where you’ll enjoy a fun and relaxing journey dancing weightless. Intrigued? Find out more at aquabodyworks. com.au Over at We Move Studio in Mullum the Jesse D Brand presents a Yogi Dance Party from 7 pm to 9 pm. Silent disco headphones will be provided for you to dance to EDM, loops, native instruments including a didge whilst you are guided with yoga flows. Expect some freestyle singing and raps too. Namaste it to jessedbrand.com Meanwhile Chef Ronit’s A Taste of the Middle East workshop from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday will teach you about the spices and fragrant aromas from Arabic, Israeli and North African cuisines. Techniques and recipes will be shared, head to opentablecookingschool.com.au to grab a spot. Summer school holidays roll on and there is no shortage of things to do. Circus Arts have you covered with ½ and fullday classes along with casual options across the climbing wall, flying trapeze, circus activities and the play space. Byron Youth Theatre’s Holiday Workshop on Tuesday Jan 21st will get the body, mind, and spirit frothing. Facebook it: Byron Youth Theatre
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calmly re-writing political history. Was this a well-planned performance, or an act of lunacy? Wolf moons can be dangerous! So you have to ask - could rain dances, full moons, eclipses, Thor and party tricks have joined forces to break the drought and shift climate policy? Freaky, eh?! The XY-files! I had to bring out my autumn pullover to help with the unseasonal, spine tingling chills. Who knows what this week will bring!!
LAST WEEK I ENDED MY EDITORIAL WITH THESE WORDS – “By the time we go to print, may the clouds have floated to the right places, may the air have chilled, and may precipitation be underway”. If my horse tipping had gone as well, I would be retired now.
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Also last week, Gisela’s Astrological Forecast told us we would experience an “emotional full moon ……. we would hit the cosmic reset button”. Don’t say you weren’t warned that big changes were afoot. These uncannily Nostradamus-like predictions took me back to one of my favourite TV shows of the 1990’s -“The X-Files”. This was a sci-fi series starring David Duchovny as FBI special agent Fox Mulder, and Gillian Anderson as FBI medico investigator Dana Scully. The dynamic duo spent years pouring over unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. I actually can’t remember how it all ended, whether they proved the existence of aliens and government conspiracies or not. Last week’s forecasts and subsequent events would have been great fodder for Mulder and Scully. With the benefit of hindsight, let’s take another look at the past week. Incident #1 - On the 8th and 9th January, the Beach Hotel played host to two “Make it Rain” concerts, to raise money for the NSW firies. The events were well attended and the musos gave it their all – including members of Wolfmother, T’N’T, and Powderfinger. The co-hosts were Celeste Barber, Instagram comedian and crowd funder; and Chris Hemsworth, the man who would be Thor. Could “wolves, explosives, expletives, funder and thunder” combine to make it rain? Apparently, yes! Incident #2 - On January 11th we experienced our first full moon of 2020 – the wolf moon. Those in the right place, at the right time, would have also noted that this moon phase included a lunar eclipse. Would we experience the high tides, summer rains and lunacy that are known to accompany such rare astrological events? Apparently, yes! Incident #3 - What started as a drizzle on Friday 10th January, continued as a full-on drenching for the next two days. Ordinarily this would hardly be newsworthy – but these are extra-ordinary times. The rains were nowhere on my weather app when I looked on Friday, so where did they come from, if not the result of #1 and #2? Incident #4 - On January 12th, no doubt touched in some way by these “random” events, our PM returned from holidays and a smoke-filled haze to perform a dangerous TV stunt. With David Speers prodding and probing, viewers witnessed something quite amazing - a double flip combined with a backwards somersault, all whilst
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This week's mantra
MEDITATION IS LIKE HAVING YOUR BEST SELF ON SPEED DIAL. This festive time of year can feel so full and so social. And too many late nights, too many drinks, too little solo time can mean we lose our footing. We can drift away from our higher selves and get caught in a riptide of unhelpful habits, negative relationship dynamics and unwelcome patterns from the past. And those can be some rough (and dramatic) waters, ma friend. If you need a little reset, throw yourself a rope! Put your toosh on the cushâ€™ and meditate. Meditation lets you take time for yourself to dip into calmer waters and recharge, renew, reset restore. It helps you tune back into the HIGHest you. Meditation is like having your best self on speed dial. So after the parties and poppin bottles (or amidst them if the good times are still rolling!), take a little time out and spend some QT with your highest self. Because fresh perspectives, fresh feels and a full tank of good vibes make life so much less dramatic and so much more delightful. Pssst. Not sure where to start? Check out my free 5-Day Get Your Sit Together course on caitlincady.com
Tarotscopes WEEKLY TAROT FORECAST
A BIG WEEK AHEAD! ON THURSDAY
we have Sun (identity), Mercury (communication and commerce), Saturn (structure and discipline) and Pluto (power and transformation) holding a conference in late Capricorn. If you have not yet formulated plans for this year, now is the perfect time to do so. Thursday is also the day to speak your mind, and be heard, seen and recognised for what you have to say. The persistent Saturn/Pluto conjunction was exact on the 13th of January. It has the very serious flavour of ‘crunchtime’. It points out responsibilities and it may herald fundamental restructuring in order to make your effort and impact in the world more efficient. For people with planets near 23 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Libra this transit may have personal consequences. Its influence lingers until early March. Mercury is the first planet to move into Aquarius on Friday morning. This brings a fresh wind into daily dealings with reality and a new, innovative and maybe unusual approach to any to-do list. During the weekend, with the Moon in Scorpio, and Mercury sextile Chiron, but also square Uranus, communication may be plagued by hiccups, misunderstandings or a stubborn silence. A good dose of humour might loosen the tension. At the same time there may be an intuitive sense of destiny in the making with a grand water-trine between Moon, Venus (in Pisces) and the North Node (in Cancer). On Tuesday the Sun moves into independent and non-conformist Aquarius. For the bigger picture read your Sun, Moon and Rising signs. A Tarot card is drawn for each astrological sign.
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The 5 of Disks indicates a rather stressful week. You may have to deal with worries about finances, health or your overall direction and productivity. One of the challenges is to ask for support when you need it! Don’t get trapped in negative ‘what-if’ scenarios and stay in the present as much as possible.
The Hanged Man Tarot card appears when it is time to get unstuck and release yourself from old selfimposed limitations, fixed perspectives and unresolved ‘hang-ups’. How to do this? Suspend action and pause to reflect as soon as you notice one of your old and no longer useful habits taking over; then contemplate what else is possible.
The 9 of Cups is often called the wish card; it promises a satisfying week full of the earthly pleasures that life can offer. Most enjoyment for the twins comes from relating with others. You may be able to share your blessings and let them ripple out to your loved ones and beyond, into the wider community.
The Knight of Cups is likened to the knight in shining armour who offers his heart to the maiden or at least he brings a good message. With him by your side you feel confident to express your feelings, wants and needs. Your sensitivity is heightened and the way you spread your love is healing and uplifting.
The 8 of Cups speaks of emotional exhaustion and depletion. Maybe you feel burnt-out and drained after ‘too much of a good thing’ during the holiday season, or you have been overriding your own boundaries and limits with loved ones. This is the week to make space for your own personal r&r, and time alone may be refreshing.
With the Prince of Disks drawn you are not in the mood to take risks this week. You’d rather stick to tried and tested methods. This gives you the safe space to take care of all your day-to-day activities in such a way that you still have time to strategise about how to build your brand-new world slowly but surely…
The 10 of Swords represents the negative mind, and you may feel at times as if you in a tug-o-war with yourself. How could you find more inner peace and harmony? By slowing down your thought process. When you realise you are in heavy judgement about yourself and you feel limited, ask yourself how you would counsel and uplift your best friend if they felt like you do now.
The Death Tarot card is actually a truly Scorpionic card that deals with endings, transformation and rebirth, just like the phoenix which rises from the ashes. This may not be the first time in your life to go through such a challenging phase. Remember how at other times your resistance to change made things much worse!
The 2 of Cups symbolises love in action. With everything you do, you can either come closer to love, self-love and appreciation for others, or turn towards separation and isolation. This week may make you acutely aware of old habits and out-dated selfprotection that keeps you away from loving yourself and others fully, warts and all!
The current astro flavour is focused in Capricorn and, with the 6 of Disks drawn, there is confidence and ability to resourcefully restructure your world one more time. Allow yourself the flexibility to set new and different goals if you are sure that you have outlived your old ones. Only then is success guaranteed!
The Strength Tarot card offers renewed passion and zest for life. If you want to live to your full potential you have to find your creative edge. This is the place inside you where you are very confident and courageous, and you challenge yourself to venture beyond old limitations and what you know so far. Trust it!
With the 7 of Disks drawn the time is ripe to question, assess and evaluate the choices that you are making. If your main motivation is to avoid failure, your life may be likened to someone who drives their car with one foot on the accelerator and one on the break at the same time. What else is possible?
This week's recommendation
ALBUM TITLE: Heavy is the Head ARTIST: Stormzy RELEASED: December 2019 GENRE: UK Rap, Grime BIO: Stormzy is better known for his rapping skills
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but can also sing a tune. Randomly, he is a towering 6’5 high and scored 6 A* G.C.S.E.s at high school in London. He began rapping at 11, then gained a fan base in the underground music scene before releasing his 1st album, Gang Signs and Prayer, in 2017.
WHAT TO EXPECT: A confident sound combining rap,
R&B, grime, gospel, garage, and dancehall. There are the predicted collabs and a play around with Mary Mary’s Praise You (Shackles) hit from 2000. But the album is not the slickly produced style found in 90’s hip-hop and top 40 hip-pop. Nor does it rely on collabs and sampling others work, Stormzy stays true to his music regardless of 2nd album expectations and the heavy crown on his head, as pictured on the album’s artwork.
WHAT WE LIKE: It’s gritty rhymes and vibes are fresh and
counterbalanced with gentler tracks. On the lullabylike Don’t Forget to Breathe, a duet with Yebba, we are reminded to slow down and live in the moment as we chase dreams. Aside from a few slow movers the beats are edgy and energetic for a confident 54 minutes of Stormzy projecting his visions and experiences of life from his backyard perspective. Lyrically it reminds me of rocker Sam Fender’s talent to relate his personal experiences to those of his generation. The numerous producers involved add just enough variety for a boisterous 'bangin' album.
STANDOUT TRACKS: The Crown, Don’t Forget to Breathe. PERFECT FOR: Exploring the hip-hop streets of London
Town. Spending time in grime. Almost escaping Ed Sheeran’s voice (he made the cut).
LISTEN IN IF YOU LIKE: Wiley, Roots Manuva, Dizzee Rascal. Recommended by Dan McGill.
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This week's review
TITLE: The Prettiest Horse In The Glue Factory AUTHOR: Corey White NUMBER OF PAGES: 320 EST. READ TIME: 4 hours 3 minutes PRICE: $32.99 WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Corey White grew up believing he
was the chosen one in his family. This was because his dad hit his mother and sisters and not him. But when his dad went to jail, and his mum died of a heroin overdose he found himself stuck in the relentless foster care system. As he was shifted from family to family and his behaviour continued to worsen Corey built up walls, protecting himself from the world, and believing he was meant for something bigger. Corey is now an Australian comedian and The Prettiest Horse in The Glue Factory is his memoir on love, trauma and survival.
WHO IT'S FOR: I truly think that anyone could read
and enjoy this novel. It is a tale of resilience and bravery through the eyes of a young boy trying to figure out the world. Depending on which parts of the book strike a chord with you it’ll leave you with an admiration for the author and the courage it took to write this honest and raw story. Warts and all.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT: This book is uncomfortable
and it will make you wince more than once. But it’s message is one of strength. Although Corey White is kicked down multiple times, suffering under the control of nasty foster parents and battling his own mental health issues, he is able to pick himself back up and work hard towards some sort of success. This book is a triumph and beautifully illustrates the need for children to be loved.
NOTABLE QUOTES: “A nervous breakdown. It was the
annihilation of all the armour I’d built for myself over a lifetime.” Review written by Jessie Hilton @jessieahilton
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Stocking local and major skate brands. Boards, accessories, clothing, shoes, protective gear. hurricaneskatesupply.com.au Custom apparel, flyers, signage and more dailyprintingsolutions.com.au 0438 420 064
Handcrafted Australian made leather luggage & accessories. Leather and Craft Supplies. 0401 203 603 ruggedluxury.com
Byron Farmers Market has the freshest range of locally grown produce direct from our farmers every Thursday 7-11am at the Cavanbah Centre, along with great coffee, live music and free parking.
Byron’s own circus school. Famous high flying trapeze and circus classes for kids and adults. Indoor climbing wall, kids play space and café serving great coffee and healthy homemade food. Mon–Sat. circusarts.com.au
needessentials makes the highest grade wetsuits and surfing accessories at a fraction of the cost. We only use the most premium materials, components and manufacturing. Visit our showroom. Ph: 0488227456
a i v i r y T k c i Tr PG Answers 7
1. When Michael Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls, how many NBA Championships did he win? A. 2 B. 6 C. 9 2. Which company owns Bugatti, Lamborghini. Audi, Porsche and Ducati? A. Mercedes B. Skoda C. Volkswagon 3. The answer to a true or false question is most likely to be false. True or false? 4. Which European nation was said to invent hot dogs? A. Germany B. Belgium C. Slovenia 5. Robin Williams improvised so much in the making of the movie Aladdin that it became ineligible for the best original screenplay Oscar. True or false? 6. Whatâ€™s the primary ingredient in hummus? A. Chickpea B. Soya-bean C. Lentils 7. About how many taste buds does the average human tongue have? A. 5, 000 B. 10, 000 C. 15, 000 8. What is the name of the thin, but long country that spans more than half of the western coast of South America? A. Chile B. Argentina C. Peru 9. Which two countries share the longest (or largest) international border? A. USA and Mexico B. Canada and USA C. Russia and Mongolia 10. 'It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, the holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration; the broad sun sinking down in its tranquillity.' Who is the poet of this excerpt? A. William Shakespeare B. William Wordsworth C. will.i.am
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DEAR KEENWA, Bushfires. My heart breaks for those suffering. What a tragedy. And our idiotic country leader...I feel so helpless, what can little old me do? I don't have much money. - Burn For You
DEAR BURN FOR YOU, Blame is one of those shadowy human conditions that we are all guilty of, but one which can add flames to the fire (pardon the pun) whereby we try to avoid personal responsibility. Obvs. the first thing to do is acknowledge there are custodians to our beautiful country with ancient wisdom on how to care for Her. Support and listen to these stories. Yet the responsibility cannot fall wholly on our First Nations friends to do all the work. We must also recognise the ways in which each of us are complicit in this ecological unfolding. Money cannot buy that selfreflection. Also, no matter what your roots or heritage, a little Byron Rain dance never hurt anybody.
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO RAISE A PHOENIX
People are affected as a community by bushfires, and people can best recover together as a community. Mt Barney Lodge has launched a new event called Summer SILHOUETTE Sculptures with the support of the arts and local community and the council. Tracey Larkin, co-owner of Mt Barney Lodge said, “We didn’t see this bushfire and the lasting effects of it coming, and we needed to quickly create a reason for people to visit the region”. The sculptures are installed at various scenic points on the property, and they are framed by the silhouette of Mt Barney. They are also uplit until 8.30pm each night throughout January. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic, or to stay overnight to experience the solar light handrail that connects the sculptures at night. A $15pp entry fee also covers viewing the scenic sculpture trails and a tour booklet. Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire (BOSS) is supporting the community event “Sculptures + Sunday Session” on January 26 at Mt Barney Lodge, where there will be acoustic live music from 2pm-7pm, a popup outdoor café with outdoor lounges, local food and a licenced bar. Proceeds from the bar will fund the BOSS Community in Transition group who are committed to adaptation and working together as a community to respond to the effects of climate change.
Many spiritual gurus are predicting 2020 as an era that births a new consciousness. What does that even mean? Like, in this new era of humanity, will my dog still have access to biodynamic Kombucha? - End of the World As We Know It
DEAR END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, Yes some are calling this the beginning of the true age of Aquarius. Of course, us enlightened beings in The Shire have known of this since the creation of the Aquarius Festival in the 70s, which bought us the birth of multiple occupancy, as we now know it. As a wise group once sang (most likely under the influence of home-grown, home-brewed medicines), this age speaks of: harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding, no more falsehoods or derisions, golden living dreams of visions, mystic crystal revelation, and the mind's true liberation. I feel fine about it.
HAVE A QUESTION FOR KEENWA?
Enquiries on the sculpture trail and the Sunday Session can be directed to Tracey 55443233 or from the @mtbarneylodge Facebook Event page.
Farmers Markets We are blessed to live in some of the greenest most lush landscapes in Australia and with that comes fantastic growing conditions. With a number of fresh food markets across the shire, local, organic and all round delicious food is only a short distance away. Here are some of the amazing weekly locations where you can fill the pantries and your belly.
High above the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay, Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. is the best place to pair people watching with freshly shucked oysters, cocktails and live music. Under the direction of Executive Chef Sean Connolly, the food ethos here is all about fresh, simple, honest flavours.
Sunset happy hour. $6 selected beers, wine and spirits. $13 selected cocktails $12 Espresso Martinis.
TUESDAYS New Brighton Farmers Market 8am - 11am
Murwillumbah Farmers Market 7am - 11am
Oyster Hour – freshly shucked oysters $1.50
Byron Bay Farmers Market 7am - 11am Note: location now Cavanbah Centre
Live Local Music Bottomless Bellini's for 2 hours $29
Mullumbimby Farmers Market 7am - 11am
Bottomless Bellini's for 2 hours $29 Live Local Music Drag 'n' Dine
We are a part of a plant based movement and invite you to join us on our expedition to Save the Earth one Brussel Sprout at a time
HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 5 - 6PM $12 COCKTAILS LYCHEE MOJITO, MARGARITA AND SAKE SOUR KONJAC CALAMARI STRIPS, CAPER AND DILL MAYO GF BEER BATTERED PRAWN TACOS, MISO GUACAMOLE, SLAW, PLUM SAUCE. GFO
$16 $8ea $4ea
DUK PANCAKES - cucumber, spring onion,
BEYOND MEAT BEEF BURGER GFO - cheddar cheese,
caramelised onion, no bones special sauce pickles, lettuce, tomato and a side of french fries with aioli.
from 10am from 4pm from 7pm
CREAMY FETTUCCINE GFO - with portobello, enoki, local white oyster mushrooms tossed in a white wine, garlic and parsley sauce, topped with truﬄe oil and cashew parmesan.
MILLE FEUILLE - layers of white chocolate vanilla
Bangalow Farmers Market 7am - 11am Lismore Farmers Market 8am - 11:30am
cream, puff pastry and berry sorbet.
SUNDAYS Ballina Missingham Farmers 6-11am A Cnr of Lawson & Jonson St P 02 6680 9666 W balcony.com.au
Fresh and vibrant new summer menu, with locally sourced dishes at affordable prices. We have a range of bar snacks, health bowls and burgers to choose from, as well as a poolside bar and beer garden to relax in our tropical setting.
BEST HAPPY HOUR IN THE BAY - EVERYDAY FROM 6 - 8PM $4.5 SCHOONERS - $4.5 WINE - $5 BASICS SLIDERS
Americano - beef, cheese, AQ sauce Teriyaki Tofu - pickled kimchi (vn) Sticky Pork - crunchy slaw, plum relish
CANADIAN STYLE POUTINE
WILD MUSHROOM ARANCINI (V)
w melted cheese and gravy w goats cheese and red pepper romescu w crispy pork, pickled carrot, chilli jam, Vietnamese dressing and crackling
GREEN BOWL (VN)
w kale, sautéed greens, avocado cream, quinoa, zucchini noodles and sweet balsamic.
A 16 Lawson Street (next to Library) P 02 6685 7663 W aquariusbyronbay.com.au
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OPEN 7 Days, noon-late
OPEN Mon - Fri 12pm until late Sat and Sun 9am until late
Grab a seat on our balcony in Mercato on Byron and get ready to sing along to some jukebox tunes. Unashamedly Tex-Mex, our value-packed, crowd-pleasing menu caters to everyone, including vegetarian, vegan and glutenfree diners. Kick-back with one of our fabulous giant margaritas, don a colourful sombrero and enjoy unlimited FREE corn chips and salsas.
$7.50 margaritas, 500ml beer or cider, house wines & tequilas.
TUESDAY $2 tacos all day. Selected tacos include: barbeque chicken, cheeseburger and vegetarian Vegan and GF options available.
12pm 'till late
WEDNESDAY 10 cent chicken wings with the 12pm 'till late purchase of a 24oz margarita or 500ml of tap beer. THURSDAY 1/2 price fajitas. Choose between 12pm 'till late spiced adobo chicken, lime & pepper steak or confit portobello Vegan and GF options available
Burrito & 300ml Beer $15. Choose between chicken, beef or vegetarian burritos Vegan and GF options available
Mon-Fri 12-3pm Fri - Sun
Tex Mex Fiesta We are offering you and your friends a three course share style Tex-Mex Fiesta menu that includes two hours of signature margaritas, beer and wine for $79pp! A 108-114 Jonson St, LVL 1 @ Mercato P 02 9259 5600 W elcaminocantina.com.au
OPEN Mon-Sat 12pm-late Sun 12pm-10pm
A 11 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay P 02 6680 7418 I @nobonesbyronbay
OPEN Every night from 5pm W nobonesbyronbay.com.au
Enjoy a fresh take on fish and chips that lets you tick the healthy eating box alongside your traditional favourites. Fresh daily fish and salads. Relaxed vibe with friendly staff, cool tunes and affordable menu with something for everyone. A hit with the locals, we know you’ll love it!
THE OLD SCHOOL
GRILLED FISH PACK
GRILLED SEAFOOD AND SALAD
Fillet of flake, chips, lemon & tartare Fillet of flake, 2 calamari rings, potato scallop, chips, lemon & tartare Grilled fish of the day with rice or chips & standard salad Grilled fish of the day, salad, calamari & prawns marinated with Mediterranean flavours
SALT & PEPPER OR CHARGRILLED CALAMARI KALE, SPINACH & BROCCOLI SUPER SALAD THE NEW SCHOOL
$10.50 / $15.90
$9.50 / $11.50
2 Plant based Fishless Fish Fillets, sweet potato wedges, lemon and aioli
PLANT BASED HUNKY BOWL
Fishless Fish, broccoli, red cabbage, cucumber, edamame, corn, red pepper and rice A 109 Jonson St (opposite Woolies) P 02 6680 7985 W hunkydory.com.au
OPEN Open 7 days 11am - 9pm Dine in / takeaway
Notice BOARD Whatâ€™s Happening In Our Community
SUMMER FEDERAL EXCHANGE - SAT 1ST FEB 10AM, FEDERAL PARK, all-weather, family-friendly, cash-free event. Bring along fruit, veg, herbs, cuttings, seeds, eggs, bulbs etc to swap and share. see FB group The Federal Exchange
UNCLE PROJECT puts out the challenge to all good men to step up and help raise the next gen of lads together. Contact email@example.com
BYRON BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets every 3rd Wednesday 122pm at NSW cancer Council rooms 8/130 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.
COMPLETE MEN RUNS FORTNIGHTLY mens groups on different nights in both Byron and Mullum. Call Tim Fisk 0400 484 419
DOING GOOD IN OUR COMMUNITY?
Submit your info on events, fundraisers or meetings via our website: byronbazaar.com/community Deadline Monday prior to publication date. Reserved for community groups, free / charitable events & not-for-profit only. Not for business or profit based organisations.
SCRABBLE PLAYERS. New to area and would like to join local scrabble group or start a new group . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
V-DAY BYRON BAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2020 Seeking social media savvy
volunteer to help promote V-Day events on social media as part of the global action to end violence towards women and children. Contact Stroma on 0438 930 901
NEWRYBAR WEEKLY PRODUCE MARKET Running weekly at Newrybar Hall on Wednesdays from 4 to 7pm. We have a great range of locally grown products ranging from fruit and vegetables to fresh pasta, bread, chicken, beef, eggs, fresh flowers and more. We have dinner available and the menu and chef changes regularly.
BE CONNECTED WITH FREE TRAINING We're providing free training now in
Byron Bay to give you the skills to be a digital mentor for seniors, helping them to get online and be connected. Takes 1 day, free lunch included. Call 6621 7397
BYRON LANGUAGE EXCHANGE CLUB Every 2nd Friday. Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Japanese &more. To join our free club, send a short introduction about yourself to byronbaylanguages@gmail. com. Find us on fb!
BYRON AREA BOOK CLUB Love reading? Want to meet like minded people? Our book club is looking for new members. Visit the Facebook Page or text 0451 638 844 for information.
GROUP MEDITATION Group Meditations on every Tuesday 11.30am
at Marvell Hall, 37 Marvell st, Byron Bay. Everybody Welcome. Donations appreciated. Gnostic Society 0412 020 234
BYRON YOGA PHILOSOPHY CLUB Always free meditation classes every
Monday evening @ 7pm 1 Korau Place Suffolk Park, Byron bay www. wisdom.yoga if you need a ride from Byron Ph Kris 0435 300743
CHIN WAGS @ MAIN BEACH Casual discussion group! This is a judgement
free, compassionate evening open to everyone. Fridays 6.30pm, Main Beach - Right side of Surf Club when looking at the beach: FB GROUP- Chin Wags like to expand their consciousness naturally. An effortless technique that will enhance all levels of your life. By donation 02 6684 7630
OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING Do you want to sharpen
your speaking skills, or speak with greater confidence, clarity and impact? Come join us at Byron Cavanbah Toastmasters. Go to byronbaytoastmasters.org or call us on 0416 423 175
SOCIAL TABLE TENNIS at Bangalow Bowling Club now starts at 3 - 5pm CHOOSE FROM 40 ORGANISATIONS at the volunteer hub at Byron Community Centre. Make a difference, have fun, learn new skills and meet new people. email@example.com
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Community Markets 1ST SATURDAY
Brunswick Heads / Lismore Makers / Murwillumbah
Byron Bay Community / Lismore Car Boot
2ND SATURDAY Byron Flea / Kingscliff 2ND SUNDAY
LEARN TO MEDITATE For those who think they can't meditate or who would
So many issues
The Channon Craft / Alstonville Plateau / Lennox
3RD SATURDAY Mullumbimby / Murwillumbah 3RD SUNDAY
Uki Bazaar / Lismore Car Boot / Ballina
4TH SATURDAY Tyalgum / Kingscliff 4TH SUNDAY
Bangalow / Nimbin
Nimbin / Lennox Head
FARMERS MARKETS ON PAGE 16
Classifieds YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS
AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE
URGENT SALE - MUST SELL - PRICE REDUCED - PEUGEOT 1984 505 SDN Silver
only 126.000k genuine. Full NSW Rego Air-con New Tyres Spotless in & out. Classic Car! Great to Drive. $5,250.00 ONO. 0427 217 040
FOR SALE D’ARCY W. DOYLE FRAMED TIMBER PICTURE “Budding Socceroos” 100mm X 780mm $40.00 ph. 0447 744 993
2 ANTIQUE PERIOD WARDROBES 3door matching, maple and silkyoak with draws. Great cond $700 for 2 Will separate Byron Bay 0403 507 651
MATTRESS NEAR NEW QUEEN SIZE Posturepedic Castelli Plush mattress hardly used . Priced to sell. $350 call 0434 197 607
VICTORIAN DRESSING TABLE AND CHAIR $350. Abstract, colourful art, resin/
WORM WEE FOR HEALTHIER PLANTS. 100% PURE WORM WEE.$3 per litre. To ORDER Ring / Text David on 0429 844 548 Delivery within reason.
GARAGE SALE MOVING SALE 61 SUNRISE BOULEVARD. SAT 18 JAN. 8AM start Queen bed base, cupboards, linen, clothes, lamps, kitchen, cqmping gear, etc
PROPERTY GARDEN STUDIO available short term. Close to town and beach. 0403 170 315 FOR RENT CABIN IN MULLUMBIMBY Peaceful in heart of Mullum. F/F, 1 bed, verand , A/Cfans, gas inc, elec sep, 3 mth lease neg, $360pw, for sing prof, non-smoker, no pets, 0434 197 607
WANTED DOG LOVER to help with dogs and garden. Can partly swap for
accommodation in town. A walk to the beach. Suit retired person. 0403 170 315
WANTED. 2X LABOURERS. Hardcore digging and retaining wall works. 2 or 3 days work. Must have own transport. Ocean shores. 0413 721 410
WANTED HOMES TO BUY OR RENT Hello lovely people we do property
acrylic by local artist $50 to $290. All ono. Ph 0403 959 473
management with very high rental return . We need a house to buy totally any condition preferably Gold Coast area 0403 118 534
BENCH TOP OVEN with 2 Elements. Artusi AOM k-1 In perfect condition.
WANTED ANY CONDITION! Hi we can buy vehicles for learning project
Complete cooking solution. $150. Txt- 0414 252 087
SKY SURFBOARD, used 2Times. Great condition$ 375 paid $500. Call or Text 0401 961 908 Josh
CAT OR SMALL DOG CARRY CAG Excellent condition, used once. Secure door lock external water spout. Airline approved. Photo available. 0416 034 698 Ballina
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WANTED COLLECTABLE OLD BOTTLES OLD GLASS & STONEWARE bottles such as
soft drink, motor oil, milk, stone ginger beer, soda syphons, embossed chemist bottles etc. Ph 0439 779 577
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TELL US WHERE YOU’RE FROM AND HOW YOU ENDED UP IN BYRON? I’m from Brisbane originally. My partner and I came to Byron in search of a dream seaside town where I could work remotely. We fell in love with Byron, so six years ago we made Byron life a reality. YOU ARE AN INTERIOR ARCHITECT – WHAT WORK DOES THAT INVOLVE? I started my company whitewood in Byron in 2016, with the focus on designing fit-outs for commercial spaces. We recently upgraded the Feros Arcade in town. It has quite a history in Byron, so we needed to do it justice. Tony Feros and his brother George arrived in Byron in the early 1920’s and established some of the first successful cafe and restaurant businesses in the town. In the 1950’s George established the Feros Aged Care group and Tony developed the site of their existing cafe at 23 Jonson St. New owners wanted to give the arcade a facelift, so we worked with them to revitalise it into a beautiful gathering place for locals and tourists alike. IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT BYRON, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I would love to see more incentives to housing and employing locals in Byron. I worry about the impact on the local community of the aggressive growth of Air BnB in the area. COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE – "I LOVE... when business drives positive change."
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IF YOU WENT TO A FANCY-DRESS PARTY, WHO WOULD YOU GO AS, AND WHY? I would probably go as a Giraffe. I’m not very gifted with height, so it would be quite fun to be the tallest in the room for a night. BYRON IS RENOWNED FOR ITS WILD BRUSH TURKEYS. HAVE YOU STUDIED THEIR BUILDING TECHNIQUES? Firstly, big belly laugh. I know bush turkeys well, and there is certainly a sense of urgency and chaos when they create their homes, which seems fun. However, I don’t think I’ll be adopting any of their practises at this stage.