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Wooyung Road was cut off to most traffic on Tuesday. Although there are worse floods to the north and south of Tweed Shire, the RTA advises people to make only essential journeys. Photo Jeff ‘No Weather for Dogs’ Dawson

The downpour makes it tough to be homeless Kate McIntosh

The ongoing wet weather is making life even tougher for those living on the streets, according to a local homeless advocate. John Lee from You’ve Got a Friend said homeless people were taking shelter from the recent deluge anywhere they could, including bus shelters and under buildings. Mr Lee, who heads outreach services from Coolangatta to Murwillumbah, says he had been making almost daily visits to homeless people in the region, to provide dry blankets and other supplies.

This week he provided assistance to a 62-year-old woman in Tweed Heads who he found huddled in a sleeping bag in a puddle of water. He says the weather conditions have been extremely testing to those already in a desperate situation. ‘They just keep moving to try and find shelter,’ he said. ‘Honestly, it’s horrendous. They’re all battling. ‘Their clothes just get completely soaked and there’s nowhere they can take a shower. It’s a very depressing situation.’ Mr Lee says numbers are also down at a weekly Sunday breakfast organised by You’ve Got a Friend as the weather is making travel difficult for marginalised people living in isolated areas in the Tweed hinterland. The You Have a Friend organisation currently serves more than 300 meals a week at breakfast, lunch

and night outreaches in Coolangatta, Chinderah and Murwillumbah. He says up to 50 people sleep rough in the Tweed/Coolangatta area on any given night – most are middle-aged or elderly. Mr Lee, who has been campaigning for the establishment of a dropin centre, says support services in Tweed are stretched to breaking. The lack of crisis accommodation means many homeless men, women and children are being forced to ‘camp’ in cars, under buildings and near churches.

Highest rate in NSW Mr Lee says despite the 2006 Census finding Tweed Heads had the highest homelessness rate per capita in NSW, support services remain chronically under-funded. He says the state government and local authorities needed to work together to tackle homelessness.

Tweed Council general manager Mike Rayner has scuttled a last-ditch attempt to disqualify a councillor from taking part in next week’s vote aimed at overturning new height and density controls for Hastings Point. He’s found a complaint alleging Cr Phil Youngblutt shouldn’t take part in the vote because of a conflict of interest wasn’t worthy of an investigation by the council’s conduct review committee (CRC). Mr Rayner’s use of his executive powers to stop the complaint being considered by the independent CRC has drawn fire from residents trying to stop the hard-fought planning controls from being overturned. Hastings Point Progress Association president Julie Boyd alleged Cr Youngblutt had a conflict of interest when he voted last month against the new two-storey height limits because his brother was employed as a resident caretaker on a site earmarked for a major development in the village. Ms Boyd contended Cr Youngblutt rightly declared a non-pecuniary interest and didn’t take part in a recent council decision to fine the owner of the creek-front site $3000 for unauthorised fence works – and should have done the same last month. But Mr Rayner disagreed, saying Cr Youngblutt’s brother was not a property owner and as such the councillor has no direct private interest in the Hastings Point planning controls. He told Ms Boyd in a letter rejecting her complaint that it didn’t matter whether the two were close

friends or relatives, even though Cr Youngblutt said he caught up with his brother only a couple of times a year. ‘In consideration of that degree of closeness I doubt that there would be a councillor who would not be conflicted in dealing with a Kingscliff, Murwillumbah or Tweed Heads DCP [Development Control Plan],’ he said. ‘Clearly the more generalised nature of the issue the less likely a councillor’s decision will be influenced by any private interest they may have.

‘No breach of code’ ‘I have determined that there is no prima facie evidence of a breach of the code of conduct relating to the non-declaration of a non-pecuniary interest.’ But resident and solicitor John O’Reilly has called on Mr Rayner to rethink his decision, saying serious breaches of the law required addressing. In a letter, Mr O’Reilly said the brother was employed on site by Walter Elliott Holdings which had plans before the Department of Planning for a major housing and resort project which the new DCP would significantly impact on. He said it contained specific conditions, including new environmental buffer zones, which restricted the development potential of the land and could force the developer to sellup and walk away, likely having an adverse impact on Mr Youngblutt’s employment and residential status. He says it’s inaccurate to say the continued on page 2

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If you miss your printed copy of The Echo get it online at 2 January 13, 2011 The Tweed Shire Echo

Phil Latz has written a book about his colourful life as a globe trotting helicopter pilot and engineer.

lives at Stokers Siding – had an austere, if somewhat unconventional upbringing, shadowed by the threat of World War II. Growing up in Hermannsburg in Central Australia in a largely Aboriginal community, Phil’s childhood was one marked by hardship, deprivation, but also incredible freedom and tenacity. ‘Growing up with Aborigines you develop very sharp in-

stincts and reflexes necessary for survival in the desert,’ he said. After dabbling with a career in the mines and as a mechanic, Phil set his sights on pursuing his dream as a helicopter pilot and engineer. His work was to take him to more than a dozen countries, including Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia and Kenya. He was involved in major

offshore drilling, mining and infrastructure projects, often in extremely dangerous and unpredictable conditions. In 1992 he travelled to Cambodia to supervise the operations of aircraft sent to assist the UN who were monitoring the country’s first elections since feared despot Pol Pot was deposed. Phil’s 45-year career also included stints with multinational giants Shell, Rio Tinto, BP and Chevron. Notably, he had a lucky escape after crashing his helicopter on Ayers Rock while filming a major TV commercial and today remains the only person to have crash landed at the historic site. More used to the language and jargon of technical flight manuals, Phil said making the transition to the personal for his book proved difficult. ‘My editor kept saying “For God sake Phil, get some emotion in there”.’ he said. ‘I was a bit like the ambos – to survive in difficult environments you have to suppress different emotions.’ Since relocating to the Tweed 16 years ago to be with his partner Dinah, Phil says he now enjoys a more settled life. ‘I spent so long at airports and I’ve done so much travel, I’m just very content,’ he said. ‘I don’t get bored at all.’ Flying With My Angel is available at Angus and Robertson and Dymocks, or visit

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Pensioners’ assets could be sold after their death to recoup rate rebates under a radical plan to help retirement havens like the Tweed avoid bankruptcy. The proposal is contained in a University of New England study which Tweed Council cites in a plea to all major political parties to ease the growing financial burden caused by the pensioner rebates scheme. It follows concerns raised in a secret report to council and by mayor Kevin Skinner about the impacts that the long-running rebates scheme was having on council’s finances.   Cr Skinner sparked the ire of pensioner groups when he told a recent council meeting he worried about the ‘incredible amount of money’ the halfprice rebate was costing the cash-strapped council. His comments follow a report showing the council paid $1.35 million towards the rates subsidy last financial year, with the state government picking up the tab for a similar amount. According to the study paper given to councillors, the problem will worsen with the baby boomer generation expected to

would be lent money on the argument that while they may be income poor they may be simultaneously asset rich.’ The paper also suggests the current scheme is unfair to ratepayers who pay full rates. ‘The equity of the present system can be questioned since pensioners can receives rate rebates on a property which is later sold with a capital gain to enable them or their beneficiaries to benefit at the expense of ratepayers,’ it says. Chairman of the disbanded Tweed Economic Development Corporation, Tom Senti, also raised concerns about the Tapping capital gains economic impact of the shire’s The second is to allow NSW ageing population in his final councils to introduce a scheme report to the council. where pensioners ultimately funded their own concessions through the capital gains reaped DCP is a generalised matter on the sale of their homes. ‘They could deduct the akin to the consideration of amount of the rate concessions any DCP or LEP in any other they received during the owner- town or village. ‘The number of times that ship of their residence, either upon their death or on their Cr Youngblutt might catch up transfer to another location,’ with his brother hardly adthe university’s centre for local dresses the existence of the interest that is in conflict,’ Mr government paper said. ‘Under this funding arrange- O’Reilly said. ‘This is not a generalised ment, generally referred to as a reverse mortgage, the pensioner matter but a very specific one reach retirement age in the next few years. ‘Many intend to relocate to the coast in their retirement and a sizeable portion will be eligible for council pensioner rebates, likely placing further strain on the finances of affected coastal councils,’ the study finds. The paper offers two alternatives. The first involves the federal government taking responsibility for rebate concessions, similar to the way it provides unemployment benefits and aged pensioner allowances and payments.

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The report, which was originally stamped ‘commercial in confidence’ but later released after it was leaked to the media, noted that in 2006 22 per cent of the shire’s population was over 65 years and 35 per cent was over 55 years of age. ‘Population projections suggested that by 2031, 38 per cent of the Tweed’s population will be over 65 years which equates to 45,600 people (with 8,700 being over 85 years of age),’ Mr Senti said. ‘What will be the economic impact on the council’s ability to provide essential infrastructure to support sustainable socioeconomic growth and the impact on its financial stability and sustainability?’ he asks.

Councillor free to vote (from page 1) in which the (brother’s) future is likely to be affected depending on the implementation of the proposed DCP. ‘I am of the view that any reasonable person would perceive that Cr Youngblutt’s decision on the DCP could be influenced by the impact that it will have on his brother’s welfare.’ Q See Editorial, page 6

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Last-ditch efforts to save koalas Murray Simpson

The thumbscrews are  being applied to the Tweed Shire Council to take urgent action to preserve the remnants of the region’s once thriving koala population. The flashpoint is the gigantic 856ha development at Kings Forest, approved in September, with provision for up 4,500 homes. Unfortunately it is also home to one of the Tweed Coast’s three remaining koala colonies. Environment and koala groups are urging Tweed residents to lodge submissions with the council to protect the last of the koalas.  Ardent koala activist Jenny Hayes says the clock is ticking for the colony unless proper protection measures are put in place and it would be devastating if all there was left was just a memory. ‘I’ve lived here all my life and can’t bear the thought that our children won’t know them,’ she said.

Koala advocate Jenny Hayes with one of the animals threatened by huge new developments about to destroy their habitat.

Key elements are a ban on dogs and cats and the provision of a fauna overpass on the development’s proposed fourlane highway. ‘Ideally we’d like to see restrictions similar to those applying at Koala Beach which include a 40km/h speed limit, dim street lights and elevated

houses so koalas can pass underneath,’ she said. This week the council’s Koala Advisory Committee chairman Dot Holdom claimed the council’s powers were limited. But Ms Hayes, who is also on the committee, said the council had the planning powers to make a difference. It was

more a matter of will-power. The Tweed Heads Environment Group has also entered the fray with president Richard Murray claiming the council’s performance was woeful compared with what was happening north of the border. ‘While new koala refuges are being created in southeast Queensland, the Tweed Shire Council has yet to provide protection for the Tweed Coast’s  last three koala colonies,’ he said. ‘The last three colonies at Kings Forest, Round Mountain and Pottsville need immediate protection. ‘The Tweed’s failure to conserve the koala will mean our children and grandchildren will not experience koalas in the wild.’ He said the current population represented only ten per cent of that existing in 1996. ‘For koalas to have any chance of survival at Kings Forest minimum standards for koala protection need to be put in place.’

Dozens of Tweed Coast apartments and townhouses held by collapsed Tweed developer Resort Corp have been sold off by the company’s mortgagee. Resort Corp, run by Tweed lawyer Paul Brinsmead, the son of former Tweed deputy mayor Bob Brinsmead, and his brother in law Peter Madrers, was put into voluntary administration last year with debts of $300 million but continued to trade out of difficulties through a deed of company arrangement (DOCA). The arrangement involved the sale of all company assets over 30 months to repay creditors. News Ltd financial reporter Tracey McBean reported that a Sydney funds manager headed by former Macquarie Group senior executive Bill Moss had recently bought the 71 homes

within Resort Corp projects Beach Shacks and the five-star Santai resort, at Casuarina. Mr Brinsmead was named by the 2004 Daly Inquiry as a central figure who organised a developer-backed slush fund called Tweed Directions which channeled hundreds of thousands of dollars to the campaign war chests of prodevelopment councillors who eventually controlled council.

‘Developer puppets’ The council was sacked by the state government in 2005 after the inquiry described majority councillors as ‘developer puppets’. Two members of that sacked council, Crs Warren Polglase, the then mayor, and Dot Holdom, were relected in the 2008 council election. Mr Moss, who retired as Macquarie’s head of property and investment banking in

2007, founded the independent advisory and funds management firm Moss Capital last year. The deal with the Resort Corp mortgagee, believed to be Capital Finance, involved 49 one- and two-bedroom apartments in Santai and 22 townhouses in Beach Shacks. The fund manager is making the acquisition on behalf of a consortium of investors. The report said Mr Brinsmead and Mr Madrers have since partnered with India’s Pearls Infrastructure Group to seek property opportunities in Australia and late last year they brokered the $62.5 million sale of the Sheraton Mirage on the Gold Coast to Pearls after meeting the company’s executives during a campaign in India to sell Resort Corp assets. Santai and Beach Shacks are among several developments

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A chance photograph in a NSW pine plantation is taking Hastings Point resident Ebony Rowe all the way to rainforests of Sri Lanka. The 29-year-old photography enthusiast is the winner of CameraProâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rainforest Rescue Photographic Competition. The national photography competition aimed to raise awareness of Rainforest Rescueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The not-for-profit organisation works to re-establish rainforests through planting, maintenance and restoration programs, as well as purchasing and protecting high conservation value rainforest and preserving its biodiversity. As winner, Ebony will take part in the 12-day Ride for the Rainforest 2011 Sri Lanka Cycle Challenge, which is worth $6,000. As well as cycling through the stunning rainforests of Sri Lanka and visiting temples, villages and national parks, Ebony will also participate in the organisationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reforestation efforts. She finishes up in the World Heritage listed city of Galle, with time to relax on the

beach before heading home. The trip will be Ebonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first outside Australia. She says she is looking forward to the challenge and experiencing the Sri Lankan culture first-hand. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I am absolutely thrilled to win this amazing trekking trip to see the reforestation work of Rainforest Rescue in Sri Lanka,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ebony said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It will be good to challenge myself physically and get out of my comfort zone.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The photographic competition, with the theme â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Our Changing Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, was

designed to give amateur photographers and tertiary students the opportunity to showcase their work of a changing environment. Ebonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautifully composed photo â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Against All Oddsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (reproduced above) shows a small tree struggling upwards amidst a cleared forest. Ebony said the picture, which was taken on a trip to Tooloom National Park in northwest NSW, dramatically illustrates manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact on the natural world. Ebony, who entered the competition after hearing

about it through a friend on Facebook, said she never expected to win. She says the prize will help fulfil her dream of travelling overseas, which she had previously been unable to afford. A keen amateur photographer since high school, Ebony says she prefers candid portraits and landscapes to staged or set-up shots. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not very good at describing things in words, but with photography I like the way you can capture an emotion for artistic reason or for memory,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she said.

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of the latest linkway is positive, other sections were in urgent need of repair. Â â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In the Casuarina area, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite nasty, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an accident waiting to happen,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. He says the appalling state of Casuarina sections of the pathway posed a significant public health risk and their condition continued to gall many local residents in the area. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Imagine walking along at night and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see a damn

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thing or you hit your leg on something or fall in a hole â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not even exaggerating,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite dangerous, quite hazardous.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mr Kinkade says lighting is also intermittent along much of the pathway as a result of faulty wiring or damage by vandals. He says Tweed Shire Council has been contacted on a number of occasions about

the issue, but nothing had been done to remedy the situation. The opening of the latest link is part of the first stage of civil works, landscaping and onsite parks at the $11.5 billion Seaside development. The residential and resort strip and will ultimately comprise a village centre and retail precinct, tourist accommodation and housing for up to 2,000 people.

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Cabarita youth make colourful statement The newly launched site of the Cabarita Youth Service is off to a colourful start. About 20 young people were involved in the mural project, led by local artist Lorraine Abernathy, who was commissioned by the Tweed Shire Council to do workshops on the planning, design and painting of the mural on the shopfront of the Cabarita Youth Service building. The mural reflects the young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different interpretations of Cabarita.

The project was initiated by Cabarita Beach Business Association which currently oversees Cabarita Youth Service operations. Tweed Shire Council youth development officer Sylvia Roylance said the mural is a positive example of council collaborating with community groups to deliver  community-based programs. The Cabarita Youth Service helps young people aged 13-18 years and their families access information, as well as a range

of other services, including an after-school and holiday activity program, youth worker support, and referrals to other community services. The service has been running almost two years and celebrated the launch of its new headquarters in Bogangar last October.

 Tony Abbottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dam plan has had a happy reception at the Tweed Shire Council which is doggedly persisting with the Byrrill Creek dam scheme despite being knocked back by the state government. Opposition leader Tony Abbott launched his dam plan this week after touring floodravaged Queensland claiming it would reduce the impact of floods and boost food security. A delighted Tweed Shire mayor Kevin Skinner said he embraced the national dam plan. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It was about time someone started looking at the bigger picture,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. Cr Skinner said Mr Abbottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement breathed life back into the Byrill Creek scheme. Cr Skinner had used his casting vote twice to push though the Byrill Creek plan only to have it scuppered by NSW Water Minister Philip Costa in late December. In a letter to Save Byrill Creek campaign spokeswom-

an Joanna Gardner, Mr Costa said his decision was based on the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;high environmental and world heritage values of the Byrrill Creek area and the availability of other water supply options for Tweed Shire.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; These options include raising the Clarrie Hall Dam wall. Council officers are currently reviewing the implications of Mr Costaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision and Cr Skinner has said the issue is not dead in the water.

Enormous damage As a result, Mr Abbottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grand plan has come as music to his ears. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Enormous damage has been caused by a lack of foresight in this country for some time,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Cr Skinner. The Abbott plan is aimed at taking the heat out the Murray-Darling restructure issue, and as a spinoff offers a glimmer of support for the Tweed scheme. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;With our weather the way it is with cyclonic weather, it is an obvious statement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just another plus for building a second dam,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cr Skin-

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ner told media. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Not only would it assure water for the future, you would have flood prevention. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got two dams, you can release them to half capacity and still have the equivalent of one dam and alleviate some the of the problems we have here on the coast,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. But anti-dam campaigner Andrea Vickers said Cr Skinner was grasping at straws. She said building dams flew in the face of current expert opinion. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There are far smarter ways of tackling water conservation which the council is slow to address,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There are many ways people can help themselves with water conservation and with a bit of visionary government support at all levels we can avoid building huge dams with all the environmental implications they carry.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The dam issue is likely to be a hot topic at the council community access meeting this week where Joanna Gardner is expected to speak. Q See Mungo, page 6

Road info now available online Residents seeking information on the condition of shire roads during the current foul weather can get up-to-the-minute information on the website www. Tweed Shire spokeswoman Tiffany Stodart said information was updated on a 24/7 basis. The site is supported by the councils of Ballina, Byron,

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Transparency Council general manager Mike Rayner has decided that Cr Phil Youngblutt is acting perfectly properly in voting on building controls for Hastings Point, and will therefore not allow the matter to be taken further. As a consequence, he is making the judgement that there is also no conflict of interest in the councillor being involved in the calling of a rescission motion that has had the effect of delaying introduction of the controls. Cr Youngblutt’s brother is the caretaker of a property owned by a developer whose interests are affected by the regulations. Council’s new height and density controls will prevent the intended large-scale redevelopment of the property (unless they are overridden by the Department of Planning). The argument is a familiar one. Sticking strictly to the letter, if not the spirit, of the code, Cr Youngblutt has no direct pecuniary interest in the matter, and therefore it is up to him to decide if he has a conflict. Mr Rayner believes that if this non-pecuniary interest were to be taken seriously, there would hardly be a councillor who would not similarly have a friend or relative affected by council’s planning laws somewhere in the shire. Generally speaking this would be true, but we are not speaking generally but specifically. There is a property due to come under planning restrictions, which has already been identified as a major development, and the brother of a councillor depends for his livelihood on the success of that development. In the interests of transparency, Cr Youngblutt’s conduct in this matter should at least be examined. Transparency, or lack of it, was of course the main criticism aimed at the previous council, which was sacked by the state government. That council allowed the perception to arise that developers received unduly favourable treatment, to the detriment of the environment, infrastructure, assets and interests of the ordinary ratepayer. Transparency, or lack of it, was also the charge levelled against the general manager when he refused to admit a conflict of interest in sitting on the board of the motor rally. Mr Rayner’s interest was also non-pecuniary (in acting for the benefit of that organisation he was not paid), so it is easy to understand that he feels unable to accept the criticism directed at Cr Youngblutt.

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or the first couple of weeks of 2011 the big story has been the weather – it well and truly pushed politics off the front pages. But not for long. Not that the weather is likely to get all that much better, but that’s not the point. From here on in it will become inextricably entangled with politics. Indeed, to some extent it already has. When Tony Abbott went to Queensland to inspect the flood damage, he made it clear that his main objective was not to express sympathy and compassion for the victims, but to gather political ammunition. He was there, he announced, to check up on the government’s relief measures, to make sure there was no more waste. And then he sent his hapless Mr Fixit, Andrew Robb, into a committee stacked with irrational Nationals to mastermind the construction of lots of new dams. These, he said, would not only prevent flooding, but would also store water against future droughts and generate lots of clean electricity. As various experts hurried to inform him, this was all nonsense: dams were hugely expensive and also environmentally damaging and if they were to be built at all it had to be for a well formulated purpose, not just as some kind of political panacea. And in any case the real problem was towns located in floodplains; how do you dam a floodplain? But Abbott was happy to have struck the first blow, and followed it with a demand that the implementation of reforms for the MurrayDarling system be postponed for at least a year because he didn’t like them. Julia Gillard, meanwhile, stuck to the traditional script, being shocked and sorrowful

and promising relief. But if she was genuinely depressed by the human suffering she saw, she must have been equally horrified at the budgetary implications. Quite apart from the billions needed to repair the damage, the loss of revenue from exports of minerals and primary produce will be horrendous; so much for getting back into surplus in 2013. And domestic prices will rise

2001; true, but that’s because the last decade was the hottest on record. And in fact 2010 was hotter than the average from 1960 to 1990, suggesting that yes, there is a trend. And most importantly in 2010 the sea surface temperatures were also the highest on record, which may or may not have contributed to the La Nina – we just don’t know. Looking more widely, in

Global warming means that as more energy is trapped in the earth’s system, the weather patterns grow more chaotic. by Mungo MacCallum dramatically, causing a sudden inflationary spike and the prospect of another interest rate rise. The Reserve Bank may be persuaded to discount the increase in the Consumer Price Index as a one-off event, but is it really? Floods like these are supposed to be one in a hundred years events, but in fact parts of Queensland have been hit by similar disasters three times in the last two years, and the weather bureau reckons 2011 is shaping up to be the mother of them all. Certainly some of the problem can be blamed on an unusually intense La Nina, which is unlikely to be repeated soon – or at least it would have been unlikely under the patterns of the last century. But it just could be that the times have moved on; that, like politics, the weather has entered a new paradigm. Which brings us inevitably to climate change. The sceptics are, of course, not convinced, pointing out that in Australia 2010 was the coldest year since

amassing data from 189 nations and territories across the globe the World Meteorological Organisation calculated that the year to the end of October was the hottest since 1850, when they started keeping records. The northern winter may bring this down a little when the annual figures arrive in March but the experts are predicting that 2010 will still be in the top three. Ah yes, the northern winter: surely such freezing conditions prove that global warming is a myth? Well no, in fact they are more evidence that it is very real indeed. Global warming does not mean a slow, steady increase in temperature across the planet; it mean that as more energy is trapped in the earth’s system, the weather patterns grow more chaotic; extreme events become the norm. Thus we can look forward to an increase in the severity of droughts, floods, storms, cyclones, hurricanes and yes, even blizzards. One possible effect of global

warming might be to push the gulf stream, the northerly current that skirts the west coast of Europe, further out into the Atlantic; if that happens, freezing European winters will become standard. Prepare for an influx of Pommy boat people. And at the same time, at least 17 countries broke their maximum temperature records in 2010 and the ice caps and glaciers continued to retreat. And of course greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere continued to rise. Since 1990 the increase has been 27.5 per cent and there is no sign of any global strategy that will reverse the trend. In the last 30 years the mean global temperature has risen by just half a centigrade degree – and look at what has already happened: 2010 saw the second highest level of natural catastrophes in that 30 years and almost all of them had to do with the weather. Even if the politicians get their act together and agree to stabilise greenhouse emissions at 450 parts per million, which is the most optimistic of all suggested scenarios but still an extremely unlikely one, global temperatures will still rise by another two centigrade degrees – four times the increase to date. You ain’t seen nothing yet. This eventuality should give Gillard and Abbott something to contemplate as they ceaselessly circle each other in an effort to score a point for the evening news; but it probably won’t. They may, however, care to note that the problem so concerns Graeme Wood of that he gave $1.6 million, the largest political donation ever disclosed, to the only party he thought was serious about it – the Greens. If science and objective evidence will not convince our leaders to act, perhaps the hope of money will.


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Letters Letters to the Editor Email: Deadline: Noon, Tuesday Letters longer than 200 words may be cut and pseudonyms are not acceptable. Please include your full name, address and phone number.

A new invasion Over many years, the people of Queensland have generously sent us their cane toads to help eliminate a NSW cockroach problem. More recently they have sent us their surplus water and top soil. It appears that the generosity of Queenslanders has come to an end and they are ready to reclaim their resources. The Sun Herald on January 9 ran an ad from MyQLDHoliday, headed ‘The Best of Peppers in Queensland’. Among the two Queensland holiday destinations listed in the ad was: ‘Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Kingscliff ’. Apparently the annexation process has begun and the daylight savings issue has been solved for the Tweed Coast. Neville Jennings


Evictee blues I wish to express concern regarding the eviction of 11 Long Term Casual (LTC) caravan site holders at the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, in particular the selection process which clearly appears to have lacked equity. My family and I have had a site in the park for over 15 years with three generations, including my four-year-old and 20-month-old grandsons, having enjoyed the experience of a beachside caravan park lifestyle. While acknowledging that the Tweed Shire Council Reserve Parks Trust is under no obligation to provide reasons for terminating our site agreement, other than giving the site holders three months’ notice, it would not be out of order to suggest that the Trust has a moral obligation to ensure that the selection process was transparent, and fair and equitable, considering the contribution the evictees have made to the local community (businesses, restaurants, clubs, etc) over many years, Mr Richard Adams, Executive Manager, Tweed Coast Holiday Parks, stated, and I quote, ‘Sites were selected on the basis of (i) beachfront location – as many potential guests turn away due to the unavailability of beachfront sites and (ii) size – to cater for the larger modern caravans. Selection was carried out by three people: Mr Adams, the parks supervisor and the park manager, during a walkthrough of the park.” The following observations raise conjectures of discrimination: t -BDL PG DMFBSMZ EFGJOFE selection criteria apart from beachfront location and size

Last stand for our koalas Looks like native animals are doing it tough all over. Just before Kristina Keneally prorogued parliament, her government   approved the concept plan for a 5,000-house, very high density mini-city near Kingscliff for big Labor donator Bob Ell of Leda. A four-lane highway, cars, cats and dogs will wipe out the Tweed Coast’s koala population. Experts say we can still save them except for this approval – Kristina has more to answer for than just electricity. As it had more objections than any development in the history of NSW, and she got most of them while she was planning minister, she cannot pretend she does not know what she is doing. Pity about the poor bloody koalas. Never mind, more billions for a billionaire. Q

Lisa Townsend

Murwillumbah While new koala refuges are being created in south-


east Queensland, Tweed Shire Council is yet to provide protection for Tweed Coast’s last three koala colonies. These remaining koala colonies at Kings Forest, Round Mountain and Pottsville need immediate protection. Otherwise Tweed’s continuing failure to conserve our koala will mean that our children and grandchildren will not experience koalas in the wild. Statistical information indicates that these three koala populations represent only ten per cent of the Tweed Shire  koala population that existed prior to 1996. This Tweed Council will be remembered for its environmental credentials, when council will soon assess a koala management plan for the threatened koala colony at  King’s Forest (10,900 persons). For the koala to have any chance of survival at Kings Forest, minimum standards for koala protection need to be put in place. The proposed four-lane highway should require koala protective fencing through

‘core’ koala habitat together with fauna under/overpasses. Since dog attacks  account for ten per cent mortality on koalas in the nearby areas, prohibiting dogs and cats to conserve fauna should be a planning requirement. Loss of ‘core habitat’ is a key issue for koalas in New South Wales. A 2004 study undertaken by the University of Queensland, Australian Koala Foundation and the New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation identified the minimum habitat requirements for koala populations must comprise greater than 50 per cent high quality koala habitat and should be configured in large patches of 100 hectares or greater. Sealed roads should be avoided wherever possible within or near to habitat patches. I ask readers to make submissions to council seeking protection for our last koalas. Richard W Murray

Tweed Heads Environment Group

Dam issues continue to flow The support by councillors Skinner, Polglase and Youngblutt for damming Byrrill Creek flies in the face of all available scientific opinion and community views. It also runs contrary to the recommendations of council officers. These ‘Three Stooges’, as they have been labelled, consistently vote against the interests of the wider community in support of untrammelled development and exploitation of the Tweed’s precious ecosystem. The list of councils that have made a conscious effort to embrace strategies that improve the sustainability of their operations is very long... but unfortunately does not include Tweed Shire. At meeting after meeting sensible proposals for enhancing council’s approach to sustainability generally, and sustainable development in particular, are rejected out of hand by these supporters of gung-ho development. Every time the community has been asked, whether it be ten years ago, for the development of Tweed Futures, or ten weeks ago, for the development of the Community Strategic Plan, the message came back loud and strong. The community’s priority issue (whether council likes it or not – and whether council ignores it or not) is the protection of the Tweed’s sensitive environment. The current crop of councillors ignore the community’s views at their peril! Q

Byrrill Creek Dam. Instead of acknowledging his poor communication with other levels of government and attempting to rectify his mistakes in order to promote good local governance he has seized on the irrational logic of Tony Abbott’s grand dam plan. Desperately attempting to keep the concept of Byrrill Creek dam alive he now claims that having a new dam will help reduce flood risk! Unfortunately for Skinner he can’t have it both ways; the dam is either for a water supply or it is for flood mitigation, it is impossible to have both. If a dam is to work for flood mitigation it has to remain always empty, and can never be used to supply water. Furthermore, a single dam in one valley does not flood prevention make. Flood prevention would require empty dams on every single creek and river in the entire valley, and once they are filled, their flood prevention capacity is lost. I like to believe that the people of the Tweed  are not so easily persuaded by such childish logic as promoted by the mayor, and I hope people realise that building a massive wall across Byrrill Creek will catch only one single rainfall event and will do nothing at all to help alleviate the downstream affects of floods. Sam Dawson

Byrrill Creek

‘the Byrrill Creek Dam is going to be stopped by government legislation, then let it be done as soon as possible.’ On December 17 this NSW legislation occurred: the decision within the Tweed Water Sharing plan was quite specifically based on the high environmental values of Byrrill Creek and the availability of other water supply options for Tweed Shire. It gave an opportunity for council to withdraw gracefully. This recommendation also came early enough to save Tweed ratepayers a lot of money ($67 million for the larger or $45 million for the smaller dam, and the already council committed preapproval plans of $3.6 million). But no, the dam must proceed, according to Mr Skinner in line with Tony Abbott’s ideas about an Australia-wide program for more dams. May I point out that Mr Abbott’s statements about flood mitigation and dams has been scientifically refuted – but then our mayor’s decisions were never based on expert opinion or scientific fact, were they? Our rainwater tanks are ful; over the last month storm water harvesting would have caught megalitres of water and saved turbid runoff into our estuaries. Cobaki could have large tanks and grey water recycling as part of its development approval which will be going through council in the next few months. It is in the hands of the Tweed Council to make a responsible decision at their next meeting on January 18.

Q I ask the Mayor Kevin SkinPumpenbil ner to recollect back to Octo ber/November last year: during Q Mayor Skinner’s denial of his conversation whilst walking state authority has resulted in Byrrill Creek with me, and his Joanna Gardner him and the council being left public statements both on ABC continued on page 9 ‘out of the loop’ in regard to the radio and newspapers, that if Save Byrrill Creek Coordinator

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of site with evictees decided by a walkthrough of the park, suggests that some site holders may have been looked upon more favourably than others. t /PU BMM CFBDIGSPOU TJUF holders have been selected. t 5IF QPPS TUBUF PG UIF amenity blocks and the lack of a dump point are more plausible reasons for travellers with larger modern caravans turning away from Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, not the unavailability of a beachfront site. t*ODMVEFEJOUIFMJTUPGFWJDUees are three sites (one of which is ours) located at the beach end of 7th and 8th Avenues. These avenues are very narrow by caravan park standards and these sites are not large, parUJDVMBSMZJOMFOHUI*UXPVMECF a daunting task to access and position a long modern caravan on these sites. t 1VCMJD BDDFTT UP NJOVUFT of meetings relating to this decision and the scrutiny of figures put forward regarding availability of sites and increased income, etc has been denied, with confidentiality given as the reason. t 5IF BQQBSFOU DVOOJOH strategy of sending out the notifications just before Christmas when most people are obviously very busy and parliaments and councils are in recess for two months.

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"5XFFE4IJSF$PVODJMCSJEHF project which restored a threatened species habitat has been commended, while an environmental health officer has won a state award for reducing red tape for food businesses. Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridge replacement project at Mt Burrell, which reduced impact on a threatened frog species and incorporated nesting boxes for a threatened bat species (Myotis macropus) roosting under the bridge, received a commendation JO UIF A/BUVSBM &OWJSPONFOU Protection and Enhancement: On-ground Worksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; category in the Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards, announced in Sydney last week. The site is one of only two known Myotis breeding sites XJUIJO UIF 5XFFE MPDBM HPWernment area and one of only a few known locations within UIF 5XFFE XIFSF UIF (JBOU Barred Frog is known to regularly occur. 5P PWFSDPNF JNQBDUT PO the frog, mitigation measures were implemented to limit impacts during demolition, construction and operational phases. 5IF EJMBQJEBUFE UJNCFS bridge on Kyogle Road was Allan Schmidt replaced with a concrete Salisbury, Qld structure.

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Food champion Meanwhile, council environmental health officer Mark Longbottom was the inaugural winner of the Food Surveillance Champion Award (Country) for his contribution to an innovative system known as the Local GovernNFOU5PPMCPYXIJDINBLFTJU easier to comply with industry regulations. Mr Longbottom was presented with his award at a ceremony in Sydney last week CZUIF/48.JOJTUFSGPS*OEVTUSZ BOE *OWFTUNFOU 4UFWF 8IBO POCFIBMGPGUIF/48 Food Authority. 5XFFE KPJOFE GPSDFT XJUI 23 councils across southeast Queensland to set up the LoDBM (PWFSONFOU 5PPMCPY UP help businesses such as cafes, restaurants, market stalls and mobile food vans easily operate fully-compliant businesses. The toolbox can be accessed through website www.tweed.

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The holiday period can demand a lot of a family – especially those with children to keep entertained. The Mums at the Heart Foundation have come together to share their favourite top 10 tips for a happy, healthy, hassle free holiday for everyone: STAR WALKS: Switch off the box and take the family and a few torches out for walks after dinner. Walk on the beach, around your neighbourhood or go to the local park to spot nocturnal wildlife. HOP TO IT: Teach your kids the games you used to play at school – think hopscotch, hand tennis, elastics and French cricket – and join in too. TOY WITH ME: Keep some inexpensive toys put aside for the inevitable “I’m bored, Mum!” like hula hoops, frisbees, kites, volleyball, velcro balls and catching mit. TREAT ’EM RIGHT: Treat children with trips to the park, beach, skate park or local pool rather than food treats.

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Dr Chris Jackson says there is an alternative to waiting until your children are older, without missing the epigenetic opportunity for growth potential. Likewise for adults, Dr Inta Rudajs, formerly of Mullumbimby, has developed a special interest in treating chronic facial pain, related to temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) dysfunction.

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PIECE OF PIZZA: Ask older children to help prepare the ingredients for pizza and have the children assemble their own dinner. Challenge children to see how many different colours they can get on their pizza and keep it even healthier with reduced fat cheese. TAKE TURNS: Give a friend with kids the afternoon off and invite her children over for a play date with yours – she’ll be happy to take her turn too. WEAR THEM OUT: Team up with another family with kids, pack a picnic, hat, sunscreen and plenty of cool drinks and take the kids on an adventure bushwalk. Keep them going for most of the day and they’ll be in bed early. PUTTING ON AN ACT: Keep younger children busy and active by challenging them to act out their favourite story. Encourage them to spend the afternoon dressing up and rehearsing and put on the performance after dinner. START A VEGGIE PATCH: Encourage the children to dig over a patch of earth or buy planters to turn into your own veggie patch. Allow the children to choose the seedlings they want to plant and encourage them to water, weed, harvest, prepare and cook the produce. FEELING FRUITY: chop up a platter of fruit and keep it in the fridge and let kids help themselves for quick, cool snacks or just keep the fruit bowl well stocked. Frozen seedless white grapes or oranges are thirst quenching and delicious – just allow them to soften for a few minutes before trying to eat them.

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Massage Works OPENING SPECIAL Sharne is delighted to announce her long awaited arrival to Murwillumbah. She brings with her professional experience, Remedial, Therapeutic, Pregnancy and Hot Stone massage, specialising in Lymphatic Drainage and Oedema Therapy. She also offers ear candling, facials, lavender stress release massage and foot, leg or back scrubs. Opening Special: For the first 20 to book a treatment you will receive a half price massage voucher normally valued at $65.00! 1/34 Main Street, Murwillumbah, phone 02 6672 6659, 0403 811 881. Visit

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Television Guide 1. When too much bonnet drama is never enough, there’s the timeless pleasure of Pride And Prejudice (TEN, Friday, 8.30pm), this 2005 version starring Keira Knightley, among others. 2. Babel (SBS1, Saturday, 10.15pm) is the right title for this thriller as chaos ensues from Morocco to Mexico, with Brad Pitt and the viewer trying to make sense of it. 3. The Black Balloon (ABC1, Sunday, 8.30pm) is a very impressive and moving Australian drama, as two teenagers come of age around a family dealing with an intellectually challenged child. Beautifully acted by the kids and mum Toni Collette.





4.30 Shortland Street 5.00 Something 5.30 Talking Heads: Lambis Englezos In The Air 5.30 The Einstein Factor 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ 6.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 The New Programs Inventors 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 7.15 The Daily Show Movie: The Pink Panther (PG 1964) 7.35 Important Things US comedy 2.30 Creature Comforts 8.00 Navy Divers 3.00 Kids’ Programs 8.30 Wired (M)

6.00 My Family 6.30 Shamwari 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Chopper Rescue 8.30 Collision (M) 10.20 The Last Word Monologues (M)

9.30 The Tudors 10.25 The Wire (MA) 12.20 I Rock: The Clash (M) 12.50 People Watchers 1.40 Close


10.50 Late Edition News 11.00 John Safran’s Race Relations (M) 11.30 Being Human (MA) 12.30 rage (M)

ABC 3 6.05am to 4.40pm Kids’ Programs 5.05 CJ The DJ 5.15 Grizzly Tales From Gruesome Kids 5.35 League Of Super Evil 6.00 Total Drama World Tour 6.25 Prank Patrol International 6.50 Good Game SP 7.10 What Do You Know? 7.40 MI High 8.10 Jeopardy 8.35 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close

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5.00 rage (PG) 11.00 The Best In 6.00 Kids’ Program Australia 12.00 Message Stick (G*) 7.00 Scrapheap Challenge 12.30 Best Of Australian Story 1.00 7.50 Republic Of Doyle WNBL Basketball – Sydney University 8.35 Movie: Coal Miner’s v Adelaide Daughter (PG 1980) US 3.00 W-League Football LIVE biography 5.00 NSW Open Bowls 10.30 Movie: No Sad Songs



5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1.30 Don Matteo 2.30 Rex In Rome 3.30 Letters And Numbers 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Dakar Rally Highlights

6.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Ten News 10.00 The Circle 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Infomercial 4.00 Good Chef, Bad Chef 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons

5.30 Today 9.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Infomercials 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Entertainment Tonight

7.00 The 7pm Project 7.30 Hit List TV’s Hits & Stars 8.30 Movie: Pride & Prejudice (G 2005) UK/French drama

6.00 A House In Florida 6.00 Evening News 7.00 How I Met Your Mother 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Better Homes & Gardens 6.30 Bargain Hunt 7.00 Men Behaving Badly 7.30 Cricket continues 8.30 The Island In A Sea Of 7.30 Ghost Whisperer 10.30 Movie: Lethal Weapon 2 Snakes And Whales 8.30 Escape To The Country (M 1989) US action 9.30 Kooyong Classic & 12.45 Movie: Spartan (M 2004) US Medibank International 9.30 60 Minute Makeover 10.30 Living In The Sun 11.30 Movie: action 2.50 Spyforce 3.50 Mark Vincent Tennis LIVE

6.00 Letters And Numbers 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Coast Shetland to Orkney 8.30 As It Happened: Apocalypse The Second World War 9.30 World News Australia 10.05 Erotic Tales (MA) 10.40 Mistresses (MA)

11.00 Movie: Opal Dream (M 2005) Aust drama 1.00 The Late Show 2.00 Infomercials 5.00 Religion


11.10 Movie: The Blonde With Bare Breasts (MA 2010) French drama 1.00 Movie: Taxidermia (MA 2006) Hungarian black comedy 2.40 Weatherwatch

6.00 Golf Central 6.30 Overtime 7.30 NBL Basketball 9.30 ATP World Tour Tennis 10.00 America’s Game 11.00 World Of Free Sports 11.30 MVP 12.00 NBA Basketball – LIVE 5.15 Omnisport 5.30 Escape With ET 6.00 Pat Callinan’s 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 4x4 Adventures 7.00 I Fish 7.30 Sports Tonight 8.00 Ironman Series – Noosa 6.00 Collection Artistes 9.30 M7 Multisport


6.30 Come Dine With Me Greece 7.30 More Than A Fiesta 8.00 China 21 8.30 Inside The Vatican 9.30 Movie: The Banquet (MAV 2006) Mandarin drama

10.00 NBL Basketball LIVE – Wollongong Hawks v Perth Wildcats



5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 1.00 Opera: Luisa Fernanda 2.50 Sickert vs Sargent 4.00 Up To The Sky 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Dakar Rally Highlights

6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.00 Hit List TV 12.00 Landed Music 12.30 Infomercials 1.30 Getting Around 2.30 It’s Me Or The Dog 3.30 Big Cat Diary 4.30 Making Tracks 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Sports Tonight




As we move into the new year, full of things that have never been, this week’s organisational energy is for attending to that overdue business you know needs taking care of…

ARIES: You’re an organising dynamo  this week – curious, inquisitive, ambitious. This energy needs channeling via the Balance Dance: too assertive and you’ll run into authority problems, too enthusiastic and you’ll override other people’s valuable input. Shimmying along the tightrope between expressive and receptive? Perfecto! TAURUS: This week’s astral patterns  support a sort out: recycling, replacing, giving away, donating or just plain chucking. If old habits start creeping back, give them the flick as well. Shared goals and ambitions blossom; if others are competitive make it into a fun game. GEMINI: Venus in another mutable  sign makes this a breezy week with



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6.00 Spirit Of The Equestrian 6.30 NFL Playoffs 9.00 NFL Total Access 10.00 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News America’s Game 11.00 NBA Basketball 3.00 NBL Basketball 5.00 Omnisport 6.00 Here Comes The 5.30 The WWE Experience 6.30 Neighbourhood M7 Multisport 7.00 Sports Tonight 6.30 Sarah Wiener And The 7.30 Second Test Netball: Jamaica v Kitchen Kids Australia 8.30 Drift 9.00 Pro Series 7.30 Dangerous Liaisons Drag Racing 10.30 MotoGP Classic Famous mistresses 11.30 Isle Of Man Tourist Trophy 1.25 8.30 The Adventure Of Bundesliga Football 3.20 Omnisport English 4.00 Serie A Football




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6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Seinfeld 1.00 The Hills 2.00 Charlie’s Angels 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs

6.00 Movie: Scooby-Doo And The Witch’s Ghost (G 1999) Animation 7.30 Movie: Secondhand Lions (PG 2003) US comedy 9.45 Movie: Bad Boys II (AV 2003) US action 12.35 Movie: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (AV 2003) US horror 2.35 Seinfeld 3.00 Charlie’s Angels 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 5.30 The Flintstones ‘Son of a Brachiosaurus!’

6.00 Danoz 7.00 Weekend Today 9.00 Saturday Kerri-Anne 10.00 Kids’ Programs 12.30 Fishing Australia 1.00 David Attenborough’s Bear

3.30 Magic Millions Horse Racing LIVE 5.30 Postcards

6.00 NBN News 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7.30 The Cube 8.30 Movie: Troy (M 2004) US action 8.40 Lotto

12.15 Movie: Fascination (MA 2004) Australian Open Tennis: Nadal v Hewitt 5.30 The Book Place UK thriller 2.30 Home Shopping 12.00 Movie: Punch-Drunk Love (M 2002) US comedy 1.50 Movie: The Fiendish Plot Of Dr Fu Manchu (PG 6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian 6.00 The Nanny 6.30 Movie: It’s Great 1980) US comedy 4.00 Infomercials 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 Beach Patrol To Be Young! (G 1956) UK comedy 8.30 10.00 NBC Today 12.00 Quincy ME Movie: The Night My Number Came 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Magnum PI 3.00 Up (PG 1955) UK thriller 10.30 Movie: 6.00 Kids’ Programs 1.00 Get Smart The Rockford Files 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 Zeppelin (PG 1971) WWI drama 12.30 2.00 Here’s Lucy 3.00 Green Acres 3.30 According To Jim 5.30 Whacked Out Movie: The Dam Busters (G 1954) The Dukes Of Hazzard 4.30 Privileged WWII drama 3.00 Movie: The Women 5.30 The Unnatural History Sports (G 1939) US comedy 6.30 Engineering Disasters




6.00 The Nanny 6.30 David Attenborough’s Life In Cold Blood 7.30 Movie: The Secret Garden (G 1993) US drama Me? (MA 2005) French romantic com- broad technique has been developed 12.30 Airwolf 1.30 Strikeforce (M) 2.00 9.40 CSI: Miami (M) edy 1.05 Weatherwatch and applied to their distribution. In this Magnum PI 3.00 The Rockford Files 10.40 CSI: New York (M) age, too, there must be a technique for 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 McHale’s Navy 11.40 Conan (M) 12.35 Movie: The

interesting fun-loving others, the trick being not to blow the budget. Achievable by hitting the pause button occasionally for some easy listening time with your inner twin – that way your elastic won’t snap. CANCER: A good week for researching the direction you want this year to take, steering a course between over the moon enthusiasm and knock-backs bursting your bubble. If a blast from the past leaves you stirred and shaken, independent action will get you back on track. LEO: In this week of overblown  promises and great exaggerations, make sure none of them are yours, pussycat people. Incoming data’s unreliable, so don’t believe everything you hear. Your current plans get plenty

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6.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Weekend 6.00 Kids’Programs 8.30 Better Homes Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs And Gardens 9.30 The Great Outdoors 1.00 Kooyong Classic Tennis 10.30 Second Chance Honeymoon 11.50 Big J’s Place 12.20 Movie: Cover LIVE 5.00 Coastwatch 5.30 New Zealand Girl (G 1944) US comedy 2.40 Movie: Flight Of The Doves (G 1971) UK On A Plate drama 5.00 Destination New Zealand 6.00 Seven News 5.30 Man About The House 6.30 No Leave, No Life

7.30 Air Crash Investigations 8.30 Mega Disasters 9.30 The Universe 9.30 Movie: Pusher (MAV 1996) Danish action ‘This is an age of mass production. In 10.30 World War II: The Lost Films (M) 11.25 Movie: How Much Do You Love the mass production of materials a

the mass distribution of ideas.’ Edward Bernays (1891–1995) Austrian-born American publicist

2.30 Women’s Twenty/20 Cricket LIVE – Australia v England

Run Silent, Run Deep (PG 1958) WWII 4.00 Danoz 4.30 Good Morning drama 1.30 2005 Aust Open Tennis: America Safin v Hewitt 5.00 Leyland Brothers World

6.00 The Nanny 12.00 NFL Total Access 1.00 Arsenal 9.30 Movie: Desperation (AV 2006) US drama 6.30 Friends Football 4.00 Omnisport 4.30 Mecum 12.00 Quincy ME 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 7.00 The Zoo Auto Auction 5.30 Spirit Of The Magnum PI 3.00 The Rockford Files 7.30 Antiques Roadshow Equestrian 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 McHale’s Navy 8.30 The Mentalist (M) 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 11.45 Movie: The Maid (M 2005) 9.30 Law & Order (M) Mandarin horror 1.20 Weatherwatch 11.30 Conan (M) 12.30 Murder, She Wrote 1.25 McLeod’s Daughters 2.20 Law & Order (M) 4.20 Movie: Sands Of The Desert (G 1960) UK comedy

6.00 Kylie Kwong My China 6.30 Best Of Gardening Australia 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Bed Of Roses 8.30 Midsomer Murders (M) 10.10 Graham Norton Show (M) 4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters Albums: Born Sandy Devotional By Infomercials 4.00 Religion



6.00 Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 6.00 Kids Time 8.30 Sons & Daughters 9.00 Home & Away 9.30 Shortland St Seven Morning News 10.00 Coronation St 10.30 Emmer11.00 Kooyong Classic & Medibank International dale 11.00 Hollyoaks 12.00 All My Children 1.00 Best Of The Morning Tennis LIVE 5.00 Seven News 5.30 Deal Or No Deal Show 2.00 Movie: Alexander The Great (PG 1956) US biography 5.00 6.00 Prime News Head Of The Class 5.30 Growing Pains 6.30 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 6.30 Seven News

6.00 Disable Bodied Sailors 6.00 Raising Hope 6.30 World News Australia 6.30 The Gadget Show 7.30 Big, Bigger, Biggest For Me (M 1949) US 7.30 Movie: That Thing You 8.30 Iron Chef drama Do! (G 1998) US comedy 12.00 The Sphinx Unmasked 12.55 9.20 RocKwiz Rewind 9.40 Movie: King Kong (M Sun, Sea & Bargain Spotting 2.00 Close 10.15 Movie: Babel (MA 2006) 2005) US drama US drama 12.45 SOS 1.45 Great Australian 1.25 The Making Of King Kong 2.00

11.00 Desperate Romantics (M) 12.00 4.15 The Drum 5.00 Big Ideas 6.00 rage (M) Dispatches 2010 6.30 Stateline Select 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Contact Sport 8.00 ABC News 8.45 The Quarters 9.00 6.05am to 4.40pm Kids’ Programs ABC News 9.30 Landline Extra 10.00 5.10 Escape From Scorpion Island One Plus One 10.30 Stateline Summer 5.40 League Of Super Evil 6.05 Pat 11.00 ABC News 11.30 The World This And Stan 6.15 Stoked 6.40 Outback Week 12.00 ABC News 12.30 7.30 8 7.00 Totally Wild Antarctica Special Select 1.00 Big Ideas 2.00 Four Corners 7.30 Good Game SP 7.50 The Tribe 2.45 The Quarters 3.00 Stateline Select 9.10 Close 3.30 Foreign Correspondent 4.00 ABC News 4.30 Stateline Summer 5.00 ABC ‘The conscious and intelligent manip- News 5.30 One Plus One 6.00 ABC ulation of the organized habits and News 6.30 Australian Story Classic 7.00 opinions of the masses is an important ABC News 7.30 7.30 Select 8.00 The element in democratic society.’ Howard Years 9.00 ABC News 9.30 Edward Bernays (1891–1995) Landline Extra 10.00 ABC News 10.30 Austrian-born American publicist Contact Sport 11.00 ABC News 11.30 Foreign Correspondent 12.00 Big Ideas 1.00 BBC World News 1.30 Stateline Select 2.00 Four Corners 2.45 The Quarters 3.00 BBC World News 3.30 Please note that TV stations Stateline Summer like to tinker with things at the last minute and sometimes make changes after this guide has gone to print.



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of star support, and who can magick setbacks into wins better than you? VIRGO: Virgos need to feel useful, but if this week seems more obligation than pleasure, whose responsibility’s that? Martyrs just aren’t sexy, so find ways of injecting pleasure into the proceedings. If others seem pushy, be tolerant of their idiosyncrasies as they are of yours. LIBRA: If you haven’t been able to  make up your mind lately, this week does it for you by having you speaking out loud and proud to a crowd about what you want and when you want it, which is now. Plus playing calm centre to someone else’s storm… SCORPIO: Scorpios like control, why  deny it, and this week needs mind

Dam Busters 2.55 Movie: The Women 5.30 The Garden Gurus

control because your thoughts influence your physical health and feelings about the future. Even if you’re not in the mood, a minimum amount of socialising’s necessary right now for meeting the connections you’re meant to. SAGITTARIUS: Venus in your lively, live  it up sign has you in an enterprising, can-do mood, but bite off more than you can chew and watch your body rebel. Other people getting you a touch grumpy? Remember Sagittarian poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s observation: No feeling is final… CAPRICORN: Everybody’s been talking  at everyone else with nobody taking much notice, but late week Mercury’s move to Capricorn makes people sit up and listen – especially to what

6.30 Movie: Around The World In 80 Days (PG 2004) US action 9.00 Movie: Loser (M 2000) US comedy

11.00 Movie: Dreamcatcher (AV 2003) US fantasy 1.45 Movie: Waking Up In Reno (M 2001) US comedy 3.30 Green Acres 4.00 The Dukes Of Hazzard 5.00 Kids’ programs

you’ve got to say. A go-right week on many levels, though probably more expensive than you expected. AQUARIUS: You need to work but you  feel like playing, ready to roll but you keep delaying. Things break down and you end up paying. What to do? Perhaps start praying…and keep a notebook handy for recording the precious gems from this week’s mind fireworks. PISCES: This week kicks in the physical  stamina and mental energy to follow up on business plans and mend friendships frayed from festive stress before they become irreparable. It also brings the potential for exaggerating bad news out of proportion, so get a reality check from someone sensible.

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5.00 rage (PG) 6.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Surfing The Menu 9.30 The Wild 7.00 Bush Slam Lightning Ridge Gourmets 10.30 Nicholas Crane’s 7.30 Art And Soul Britannia 11.30 Songs Of Praise

8.30 Let Freedom Sing How music inspired the Civil Rights Movement 3.00 Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae 4.35 Joshua Bell: Poet Of The Strings 10.00 Extras (M) 10.30 Gimme, Gimme, Gimme 5.30 Doctor Who (M) 6.30 Wallace And Gromit’s 11.00 Hamish Macbeth 11.50 The Last World Of Invention Enemy (M) 12.50 jtv Live: You Am I 7.00 ABC News 1.55 Close 7.30 South Pacific Endless blue 8.30 Movie: The Black 4.00 Four Corners 4.45 The Quarters Balloon (M 2008) 5.00 Big Ideas 6.00 Dispatches 2010 Australian drama 6.30 Stateline Select 7.00 ABC News 10.05 Iconoclasts Mike Myers 7.30 Talking Heads: Leo Schofield 8.00 and Deepak Chopra


12.00 Women’s T20 Cricket LIVE – Australia v England


10.50 Movie: Easy Rider (M 1969) US drama 12.25 Movie: The Owl And The Pussycat (M 1970) US comedy 2.00 Movie: The Man With The Golden Arm (M 1955) US drama 4.00 First Tuesday Book Club

ABC 3 6.05am to 4.05pm Kids’ Programs 4.30 Escape From Scorpion Island 5.00 Dead Gorgeous 5.30 Prank Patrol International 6.00 Dani’s House 6.30 My Life As A Popat 6.55 Kaitangata Twitch 7.20 The Latest Buzz 7.45 The Wannabes 8.10 Majority Rules 8.35 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close


ABC News 8.30 7.30 Select 9.30 The World This Week 10.00 ABC News 10.30 Stateline Summer 11.00 ABC News 11.30 One Plus One 12.00 ABC News 12.30 Foreign Correspondent 1.00 Big Ideas 2.00 Landline 3.00 Stateline Select 3.30 Australian Story Classic 4.00 ABC News 4.30 Stateline Summer 5.00 ABC News 5.30 Landline Extra 6.00 ABC News 6.30 Foreign Correspondent 7.00 ABC News 7.30 One Plus One 8.00 Lake Eyre 9.00 ABC News 9.30 Dispatches 2010 10.00 ABC News 10.30 The World This Week 11.00 ABC News 11.30 Australian Story Classic 12.00 Big Ideas 1.00 BBC World News 1.30 Stateline Select 2.00 Big Ideas 3.00 BBC World News 3.30 Stateline Summer



4.30 The Cook And The Chef 5.00 5.30 Talking Heads: Kerry Armstrong Something In The Air 5.30 The Einstein 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ Factor 6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 Programs Midday Report 12.30 The Forsyte 7.15 The Daily Show Saga 1.30 An Island Parish 2.00 The Bill 7.40 Important Things

3.00 Women’s T20 Cricket LIVE – Australia v England 6.00 My Family 6.30 Shamwari 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Grumpy Guide To Teenagers 8.30 Gandhi: The Making Of The Mahatma 9.30 Atlantis: The Evidence 10.30 Late Edition News

10.40 Headhunters Of World War II 11.30 Murphy’s Law (M) 12.25 The Clinic (M) 1.20 Movie: The Informer (PG 1935) US drama 3.00 NSW Open Bowls

ABC 3 6.05am to 4.40pm Kids’ Programs 5.00 CJ The DJ 5.15 Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids 5.35 League Of Super Evil 6.00 Spliced! 6.30 Prank Patrol International 6.50 Good Game: SP 7.10 What Do You Know? 7.40 .40 M.I. High 8.10 Jeopardy 8.35 Degrassi: rassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close

8.00 Absolutely Fabulous 8.30 Durham County (M) 9.30 Generation Kill (M) 10.30 Teachers (M) 11.30 Being Erica 12.15 London Live: Akon 12.40 The People Watchers 1.30 Close

ABC NEWS 24 4.00 ABC News 4.05 Big Ideas 5.00 ABC News 5.15 The Quarters 5.30 7.30 Select 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC News 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 One Plus One 1.00 ABC News 2.00 Midday Report 2.30 Talking Heads 3.00 Afternoon Live 5.30 7.30 Select 6.00 ABC News 6.05 The Drum 6.45 The Quarters 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 ABC News 8.30 Foreign Correspondent 9.00 The World 10.00 ABC News 10.05 The Drum 10.45 The Quarters 11.00 ABC News 11.30 The 7.30 Report 12.00 Big Ideas 1.00 BBC News 1.30 Australia Network News 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 Australia Network News 3.00 Big Ideas






5.00 Weatherwatch 6.35 World News 10.30 Football Asia 11.00 FIFA Ballon d’Or 2010 12.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12.30 Speedweek 2.00 The Love Of Money 3.00 Equator 4.00 Cycling Central 5.30 Dakar Rally Highlights

6.00 Religion 7.00 Kids’ Programs 8.00 Fishin’ Trip 8.30 The Hit Rater. Com 9.00 The Benchwarmers Oz Made 10.00 Hit List TV 12.00 Pat Callinan 4x4 Adventures 1.00 Escape With ET 2.00 Jayco Bay Cycling Classic 4.00 Everybody Hates Chris 4.30 The Great Aussie Drive 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Sports Tonight 6.00 Raising Hope

6.00 Religion 7.00 Weekend Sunrise 10.00 Movie: Gumnutz (C 2007) Animation 11.40 Home Improvement 12.10 My Wife And Kids 12.45 Movie: Tru Confessions (PG 2002) US comedy 2.30 Movie: Cocoon – The Return (PG 1988) US drama 5.00 Three In A Bed

6.00 Kids’ Programs 8.55 Movie: Action In Arabia (PG 1944) US drama 10.25 Movie: Sea Devils (G 1937) US action 12.15 Movie: On The Beach (PG 1959) US drama 3.15 Movie: Philadelphia (PG 1993) US drama 5.30 Love Thy Neighbour 6.30 All Creatures Great And Small

6.00 Infomercials 7.00 Weekend Today 10.00 Surfsport 11.00 Oakley Pro Junior 2010 11.30 F Troop 12.00 Movie: Big Jim McLain (G 1952) US drama 2.30 One Day Cricket Series LIVE – Australia v England

6.00 Thalassa 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Faces Of America 8.30 Immigration Nation 9.35 Catastophe 10.35 John Adams: Join Or Die (M) US drama series

6.00 Seven News 6.30 Billy Connolly’s Journey 6.30 Rules Of Engagement To The Edge Of The 7.30 Modern Family World 8.00 The Simpsons 7.30 Border Patrol 8.30 Movie: Mission 8.00 Coastwatch Impossible II (M 2000) US 8.30 Bones (M) 11.55 Tour Down Under Cycling Classic action 2011 1.25 Weatherwatch 10.30 Crimes That Shook The 11.00 Movie: The Chronicles Of World (M)

10.45 Escape To The Sun 11.25 Club Reps Aftersun (M) 12.25 Not Going Out 1.00 1992 Australian Open Tennis Final: Edberg v Courier 4.30 Harry’s Practice Riddick (M 2004) US action 1.10 Video 11.30 The First 48 (M) 12.30 Home 5.00 Home Shopping 5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News Hits 1.30 Infomercials 4.00 Religion Shopping 5.30 Seven News


6.00 ADbc 6.30 Sarah Wiener’s Culinary Adventures 7.00 Tour Down Under Cycling Highlights 8.30 Alchemists Turn To Cooking Pierre Gagnaire 9.30 Movie: Black And White (M 2008) Italian comedy 11.25 Movie: The Clay Bird (PG 2002) Bengali drama 1.10 Weatherwatch ‘Goebbels [...] was using my book Crystallizing Public Opinion as a basis for his destructive campaign against the Jews of Germany. This shocked me.’ Edward Bernays (1891–1995) Austrian-born American publicist




6.00 Spirit Of The Equestrian 6.30 Skateboarding 7.30 Cliff Diving 8.00 Kitesurfing 8.30 NFL Playoffs – LIVE 3.30 Omnisport 4.00 World Tour Beach Volleyball 4.30 I Fish

6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 Movie: The Thousand Plane Raid (PG 1969) WWII drama 11.00 Beach Patrol 12.00 Movie: The Wilby Conspiracy 5.00 NBL Basketball LIVE (PG 1975) UK drama 2.00 Magnum PI 3.00 The Rockford Files 4.00 Baywatch – Gold Coast Blaze v 5.00 According To Jim 5.30 Whacked Adelaide 36ers 7.00 Sports Tonight 7.30 Ironman Out Sports 6.30 The Drew Carey Show Series – Hawaii 8.30 Movie: Bad 7.00 That ’70s Show News Bears (G 2005) US comedy 10.30 7.30 Gene Simmons Family Movie: The Greatest (PG 1977) US Jewels biography 12.30 Omnisport 1.00 Serie 8.30 Movie: Mystery Men (PG A Football 3.00 Netball – Australia v 1999) US action Jamaica 5.00 NFL Playoffs – LIVE 11.00 Boston Legal (M) 12.00 Lost (M) 2.00 Magnum PI 3.00 The Rockford Files 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 McHale’s Navy 5.30 Deal Or No Deal



5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1.30 Movie: Les Misérables (PG 2000) Part 2 of French drama 3.15 About Fish And Revolution 3.30 Letters And Numbers 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Futbol Mundial 5.00 The Crew 5.30 Dakar Rally Highlights

6.00 Ten Early News 7.00 Kids’ 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Programs 9.00 Ten News 10.00 The Seven News Circle 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah Winfrey 11.00 Australian Open Tennis Show 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 LIVE Judge Judy 3.30 Infomercial 4.00 6.00 Prime News Good Chef Bad Chef 4.30 The Bold 6.30 Seven News And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 7.00 Australian Open Tennis

6.00 Letters And Numbers 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 8.30 Man v Wild 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 Facejacker (M) 10.30 Entourage (M)

7.30 Glee 8.30 Undercover Boss 9.30 Just For Laughs (M) 6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian Montreal Comedy Festival 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today




11.00 Late News 11.30 The Late Show 10.00 NBC Meet The Press 11.00 Beach 12.30 Cops (M) 1.00 Infomercials 4.00 Patrol 12.00 Quincy ME 1.00 Airwolf 11.00 South Park (M) 11.30 The Religion 2.00 Magnum PI 3.00 The Rockford World Game 12.35 Movie: Beautiful Files 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 According Boxer (M 2003) Thai drama 2.40 To Jim 5.30 Monster Garage Weatherwatch 6.00 NFL Playoffs 12.00 Ironwoman 6.30 The Drew Carey Show Series – Noosa 1.00 NBL Basketball 7.00 That ’70s Show 3.00 Omnisport 3.30 Real NBA 4.00 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News Red Bull X Fighters 5.00 NFL Playoffs 8.00 Scrubs 7.30 Third Test Netball – Jamaica v 8.30 Family Guy (M) 6.00 A Fork In Asia Japan Australia 8.30 World Football News 9.00 American Dad 6.30 Come Dine With Me 9.30 Sports Tonight 10.00 The Pro 9.30 CNNNN (M) Greece 7.30 What On Earth Is Wrong Shop 11.00 PGA Tour Of Australasia 10.00 Double Take (M) Golf 1.00 Sports Tonight Late 1.15 With Gravity? 11.00 Russell Brand’s Ponderland (MA) Omnisport 1.45 Bundesliga Football 8.30 Why Do We Talk? 12.00 Strikeforce (M) 12.30 Big Joe’s 3.40 NFL Playoffs 9.30 The World Game Place 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Magnum PI 3.00 The Rockford Files 4.00 Baywatch 10.30 Movie: I’m A Cyborg But 1 ‘In theory, everybody buys the best and That’s OK (M 2006) South cheapest commodities offered to him 5.00 McHale’s Navy 5.30 Deal Or No Korean romantic comedy on the market. In practice, if every one Deal 112.30 Weatherwatch went around pricing, and chemically




3.00 Women’s T20 Cricket LIVE – Australia v England 6.00 My Family 6.30 Shamwari 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Poh’s Kitchen 8.30 The Most Dangerous Man In America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers 10.05 The Hunt For The Tightest Person In Britain 10.30 Late Edition News 10.40 Rock + Roll Nerd: Tim Minchin Story (M) 11.40 1983: The Brink Of Apocalypse 1.00 The Chaser’s War On Everything (M) 1.25 Movie: The Four Feathers (M 1939) UK drama 3.25 Ghosts Of The Gulf 4.00 Talking Heads: Peter Fitzsimons

ABC 3 6.05am to 4.40pm Kids’ Programs 5.05 CJ The DJ 5.15 Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids 5.35 League Of Super Evil 6.00 Spliced! 6.30 Prank Patrol International 6.50 Good Game: SP 7.10 What Do You Know? 7.40 M.I. High 8.10 Jeopardy 8.35 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close

8.00 The Goodies 8.30 Jack Osbourne 9.30 Whitest Kids U Know 10.00 Generation Kill (M) 11.00 Hyperdrive 11.30 The Kevin Bishop Show (M) 11.50 Choose Your Own Adventure (M) 12.20 London Live 12.50 The People Watchers 1.35 Close

ABC NEWS 24 4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 4.20 The Drum 5.00 ABC News 5.15 The Quarters 5.30 The 7.30 Report 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC News 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Australian Story Classic 1.00 ABC News 2.00 Midday Report 2.30 7.30 Select 3.00 Afternoon Live 5.30 Stateline Summer 6.00 ABC News 6.05 The Drum 6.45 The Quarters 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 ABC News 8.30 Australian Story Classic 9.00 The World 10.00 ABC News 10.05 The Drum 10.45 The Quarters 11.00 ABC News 11.30 The 7.30 Report 12.00 Big Ideas 1.00 BBC News 1.30 Australia Network News 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 Australia Network News 3.00 Big Ideas

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SBS 1 5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 1.00 Movie: Little Indian Big City (PG 1994) French comedy 2.35 Eclipse 2.45 Ephemeral 3.00 Classical Destinations 3.30 Letters And Numbers 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Letters And Numbers




Thai thriller

11.30 Movie: Jalla! Jalla! (MA 2000) Swedish drama 1.10 Weatherwatch


8.30 Movie: Extreme Measures (M 1996) US drama

11.35 South Park (MA) 12.00 Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic (AV) 12.30 Fur TV (MA) 1.00 11.00 Without A Trace (M) 12.00 The Dukes Of Hazzard 2.00 Home Movie: Cry The Beloved Country (PG Shopping 4.00 Privileged 5.00 Here’s 1951) UK drama 2.00 Home Shopping Lucy 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today


6.30 Bargain Hunt 7.00 Men Behaving Badly 7.30 Heartbeat 8.30 Jonathan Creek (M) 9.40 Maisie Raine (M)

NBN 5.30 Today 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 10.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Home Shopping 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat

6.00 NBN News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Two And A Half Men 8.25 Lotto 8.30 The Mentalist (M) 9.30 CSI (M) 10.30 Embarrassing Bodies (M)

11.25 Movie: The Beautiful Country 10.50 The Philanthropist (M) 11.50 (M 2004) US drama 2.00 Infomercials Last Man Standing (M) 12.50 Not 3.30 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Going Out 1.20 1993 Aust Open Tennis Morning News Final: Courier v Edberg 4.30 Harry’s Practice 5.00 Home Shopping


GEM 6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 The Zoo 10.00 The Nanny 10.30 Friends 11.00 Murder, She Wrote 12.00 Movie: Her Alibi (PG 1989) US comedy 2.00 Wife Swap USA 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 David Attenborough’s Life In Cold Blood 5.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 6.00 The Nanny

6.30 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 7.30 Animal Emergency 8.00 Airport 8.30 Movie: Brokeback Mountain (M 2005) Canadian drama


6.00 Kids Time 9.30 Shortland St 10.00 Coronation St 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 Passport To The Sun 12.00 Murphy Brown 12.30 The Good Life 1.00 Best Of The Morning Show 2.00 Full House 2.30 Movie: Spaceballs (PG 1987) US comedy 4.30 Welcome Back Kotter 5.00 Head Of The 6.30 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals LIVE 7.00 The 7pm Project 12.30 Home Shopping 5.30 Seven Class 5.30 Growing Pains 6.00 A House In Florida 7.30 Talking’ ’Bout Your News


12.20 Movie: The Dead Pool (M 1988) US action 2.00 Skippy 2.30 Infomercials 3.30 Religion 4.00 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News

6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 The Hills 6.00 Religion 6.30 Movie: Catch Us 12.30 Cribs 1.30 Here’s Lucy 2.30 If You Can (G 1965) UK comedy 8.25 Green Acres 3.30 The Dukes Of Hazzard Movie: The Dancing Years (G 1948) 4.30 Privileged 5.30 Wipeout UK drama10.30 Movie: Lucky Jim (G 6.30 Top Gear 1957) UK comedy 12.30 The Nanny 7.30 The Big Bang Theory 1.00 Birds Of A Feather 1.30 Bless This 8.00 The Middle House 2.00 Allo Allo 2.30 Movie: Quo 8.30 The Big Bang Theory Vadis (PG 1951) US drama 6.00 The 9.00 The Middle Nanny 6.30 Birds Of A Feather 7.10 9.30 Movie: Cruel Intentions Bless This House 7.45 Allo Allo (MA 1999) US drama

6.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Ten News 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 10.00 The Circle 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Seven News Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Ready 11.00 Australian Open Tennis Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 LIVE Infomercial 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef 6.00 Prime News 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5.00 6.30 Seven News Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 7.00 Australian Open Tennis

11.05 Hot Docs: My Kidnapper (MA) (M) 1.00 Infomercials 4.00 Religion 12.20 Movie: Tokyo Sonata (PG 2008) Japanese drama 2.25 Weatherwatch 6.00 Serie A Football 8.00 World Football News 9.00 America’s Game 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 10.00 NFL Playoffs 12.30 Pro Series Drag Racing 2.00 First Test Netball – 6.00 A Fork In Asia Delhi Jamaica v Australia 3.00 Omnisport 6.30 Come Dine With Me 3.30 ATP Champions Tour Tennis Greece 7.30 Lost Worlds Secret Files 4.00 Sports Unlimited 5.00 Pro Bull Riding 6.00 Golf Central 6.30 The Pro of the Inquisition Shop 7.30 NBA Primetime 9.30 Sports 8.30 Tour Down Under Tonight 10.00 Liverpool Football 1.00 Cycling Highlights Sports Tonight Late 1.15 Golf Central 9.00 Disable Bodied Sailors 1.45 Omnisport 2.00 Ironman Series 9.30 Movie: 13 (MAV 2007) – Noosa 4.00 Series A Football

6.00 NBN News 6.30 Cricket continues 10.00 Movie: Lethal Weapon 3 (M 1992) US action

6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Seinfeld 1.00 The Hills 2.00 Wipeout 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs

6.30 Wipeout Australia 7.00 Movie: Stuart Little 2 (G 2002) US comedy 8.30 Pretty Little Liars (M) 9.30 Ladette To Lady (M) 10.30 Two And A Half Men 11.00 Gossip Girl (M) 12.00 Pretty Little Liars (M) 1.00 Ladette To Lady (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 5.30 The Flintstones

11.15 Southland (M) 12.15 Friends 12.40 The Zoo 1.05 Murder, She Wrote ‘We’ll make new friends, there’s 4,000 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion other people in this world!’ 5.00 Rainbow Country 5.30 Today

6.00 Tour Down Under Cycling Highlights 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Money: Why Do We Take Generation 8.30 NCIS: Los Angeles (M) Risks? 8.30 Outback Fight Club (M) 9.30 Lie To Me (M) 6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian 9.30 World News Australia 10.30 Late News 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today 11.00 The Late Show 12.00 Numb3rs 10.10 The Late Session 11.00 Beach Patrol 12.00 Quincy ME



6.00 Kids Time 9.30 Shortland St 10.00 Coronation St 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 Passport To The Sun 12.00 Murphy Brown 12.30 The Good Life 1.00 Best Of The Morning Show 2.00 Full House 2.30 Movie: The Golden Seal (PG 1983) US adventure 4.30 Welcome Back Kotter 5.00 Head 6.00 The Simpsons LIVE 6.30 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 12.30 Home Shopping 5.30 Seven Of The Class 5.30 Growing Pains 6.00 A House In Florida 7.00 The 7pm Project News

testing before purchasing, the dozens of soaps or fabrics or brands of bread which are for sale, economic life would become hopelessly jammed.’ Edward Bernays (1891–1995) Austrian-born American publicist

4.00 The Cook And The Chef 5.00 5.30 Talking Heads: Caroline O’Connor Something In The Air 5.30 The 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ Einstein Factor 6.00 Kids’ Programs Programs 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Time Team 7.15 The Daily Show 1.20 Paul Merton In China 2.00 The Bill 7.35 Important Things

7.30 Bargain Hunt 8.00 10 Years Younger 8.30 Escape To The Country 9.30 Great British Journeys

1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Magnum PI 3.00 The Rockford Files 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 According To Jim 5.30 Monster Garage

6.30 The Drew Carey Show 7.00 That ’70s Show 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Scrubs 8.30 Family Guy (M) 9.00 American Dad (M) 9.30 My Name Is Earl 10.30 Punk’d (M) 11.30 Nitro Circus (M) 12.00 Quincy ME 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Magnum PI 3.00 The Rockford Files 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 McHale’s Navy 5.30 Deal Or No Deal ‘If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it.’ Edward Bernays (1891–1995) Austrian-born American publicist

6.30 Bargain Hunt 7.00 Men Behaving Badly 7.30 Some Mothers Do ’ave ’em 8.10 Are You Being Served? 8.50 To The Manor Born 9.30 Porridge

NBN 5.30 Today 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 10.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Home Shopping 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat

6.00 NBN News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 The Big Bang Theory 8.00 Top Gear 9.30 Adults Only 20 To 1 (M)

10.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (MA) 11.30 The Bill Engvall Show 12.00 20/20 1.00 Entertainment Tonight 1.30 Infomercials 3.30 Good Morning 10.10 Movie: Carry On, Don’t Lose America 5.00 Early Morning News Your Head (PG 1966) UK comedy 12.15 The Palace (M) 1.15 Big J’s Place 1.45 1991 Australian Open Tennis Final: Lendl 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 v Becker 5.00 Home Shopping Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Seinfeld 1.00 The Hills 2.00 6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 Wipeout Australia 3.00 Just Shoot The Zoo 10.00 The Nanny 10.30 Friends Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Murder, She Wrote 12.00 Movie: 6.30 Wipeout Follow The Boys (G 1963) UK comedy 7.30 Movie: Win A Date With 2.00 Wife Swap USA 3.00 McLeod’s Tad Hamilton! (PG 2004) Daughters 4.00 Animal Emergency US comedy 4.30 Airport 5.00 The Ellen Degeneres 9.30 Movie: Cake (M 2005) US Show 6.00 The Nanny comedy 6.30 Friends 11.25 South Park (MA) 11.55 40 7.00 The Zoo Naughtiest Celebrity Scandals (M) 2.00 7.30 Secret Millionaire Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 8.30 Law & Order (M) 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 5.30 The Flintstones 9.30 The Closer (M) 10.30 Rizzoli & Isles (AV) 11.30 The Closer (M) 12.00 Law & Order (M) 1.00 Fred Flintstone: Where’s your get up The Closer (M) 2.00 Home Shopping and go? 4.30 Religion 5.00 Rainbow Country Barney Rubble: It just got up and went. 5.30 Today






4.30 The Cook And The Chef 5.00 5.30 Talking Heads: David Suzuki Something In The Air 5.30 The 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ Einstein Factor 6.00 Kids’ Programs Programs 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Pilot 7.15 The Daily Show Guides 1.30 Ben’s Zoo 2.00 The Bill 7.35 Important Things 3.00 Kids’ Programs 8.00 Dog Whisperer

6.00 My Family 6.30 Shamwari 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 QI 8.30 The Trophy Room 9.00 Outnumbered 9.35 Summer Heights High (M) 10.00 Getting On 10.30 Late Edition News 10.45 Brat Camp (M) 11.35 Grand Designs 12.25 Movie: Gloria (M 1980) US drama 2.30 40 Years On 3.00 National Press Club Address 4.00 Catalyst

ABC 3 6.05am to 4.40pm Kids’ Programs 5.05 CJ The DJ 5.15 Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids 5.30 League Of Super Evil 6.00 Spliced! 6.30 Prank Patrol International 6.50 Good Game: SP 7.10 What Do You Know? 7.40 M.I. High 8.10 Jeopardy 8.35 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close



5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 1.00 Movie: Children Of Heaven (G 1997) Iranian drama 2.45 Anna 3.00 Classical Destinations 3.30 Letters And Numbers 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Letters And Numbers

6.00 Tour Down Under Cycling Highlights 6.30 World News Australia 11.15 Eataholics 12.15 What Would 7.30 Rex In Rome Happen If… 12.35 The People 8.30 East West 101 (M) Watchers 1.25 Close 9.30 World News Australia 10.10 Movie: A Girl Cut In Two (M 2007) French comedy 8.30 Fat And Fatter 9.30 The Agony And The Ecstacy Of Phil Spector


4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 4.20 The Drum 5.00 ABC News 5.15 The Quarters 5.30 The 7.30 Report 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC News 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Foreign Correspondent 1.00 ABC News 2.00 Midday Report 2.30 Stateline 3.00 Afternoon Live 5.30 Landline Extra 6.00 ABC News 6.05 The Drum 6.45 The Quarters 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 ABC News 8.30 Stateline 9.00 The World 10.00 ABC News 10.05 The Drum 10.45 The Quarters 11.00 ABC News 11.30 The 7.30 Report 12.00 ABC News 12.05 Big Ideas 1.00 BBC News 1.30 Australia Network News 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 Australia Network News 3.00 Big Ideas

6.30 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals LIVE 7.00 The 7pm Project 12.30 Home Shopping 5.30 Seven 7.30 Oprah Winfrey Show News 8.30 NCIS: Los Angeles (M) 9.30 White Collar (M) 10.30 Late News 6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian


11.00 Overtime 12.00 The Late Show 12.10 Movie: Fanfan La Tulipe 1.00 Infomercials 4.00 Religion (M 2003) French action 2.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 Serie A Football 6.30 Bundesliga Football 7.30 Golf Central 8.00 The Pro 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News Shop 9.00 America’s Game 10.00 NFL Total Access 11.00 Real NBA 11.30 6.00 A Fork In Asia Beijing NBA Basketball – LIVE 2.00 Second 6.30 Come Dine With Me Test Netball – Jamaica v Australia 3.00 Greece Omnisport 3.30 Spirit Of Yachting 4.00 7.30 Anthrax War ASP World Tour Surfing 5.00 World 8.30 Tour Down Under Tour Beach Volleyball 5.30 Xtreme Cycling Highlights Paintball 6.00 Pro Series Drag Racing 9.00 Disable Bodied Sailors 7.30 Ironman Western Australia 8.30 9.30 Movie: Noi The Albino (M Overtime 9.30 Sports Tonight 10.00 2003) Icelandic drama MVP 10.30 NBA Basketball 12.30 11.10 Movie: Feathers In My Sports Tonight Late 12.45 NFL Playoffs Head (M 2003) Belgian drama 1.05 3.15 ATP World Tour Tennis 3.45 Weatherwatch Omnisport 4.00 Bundesliga Football






4.30 The Cook And The Chef 5.00 5.30 Can We Help? 6.00 ABC News Something In The Air 5.30 The Einstein Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ Programs Factor 6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 7.15 The Daily Show Midday Report 12.30 Robin Hood 7.35 Important Things 1.30 Echo Beach 2.00 The Bill 3.00 8.00 The Young Ones Kids’ Programs 8.30 Party Down

9.00 Lunch Monkeys (M) 9.30 Graham Norton Show 10.15 Father Ted 10.40 The League Of Gentlemen 11.15 Inside The Actors Studio: Goldie Hawn 12.00 Planet Rock Profiles: Nelly Furtado 12.30 The People Watchers 1.20 Close


12.00 Movie: Murder By Death (PG 1976) US comedy 1.40 Movie: See 4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 4.20 No Evil (M 1971) UK drama 3.05 Papa The Drum 5.00 ABC News 5.15 The Bilong Chimbu 4.00 Can We Help? Quarters 5.30 The 7.30 Report 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC News 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Catalyst 6.05am to 4.40pm Kids’ Programs 1.30 ABC News 2.00 Midday Report 5.05 CJ The DJ 5.15 Grizzly Tales For 2.30 Dispatches 2010 3.00 Afternoon Gruesome Kids 5.30 League Of Super Live 5.30 The World This Week 6.00 Evil 6.00 Spliced! 6.30 Prank Patrol ABC News 6.05 The Drum 6.45 The International 6.50 Good Game: SP 7.10 Quarters 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 What Do You Know? 7.40 M.I. High Report 8.00 ABC News 8.30 Landline 8.10 Jeopardy 8.35 Degrassi: The Next Extra 9.00 The World 10.00 ABC News 10.05 The Drum 10.45 The Quarters Generation 9.00 Close 11.00 ABC News 11.30 The 7.30 Report ‘In almost every act of our lives, wheth- 12.00 ABC News 12.05 Big Ideas 1.00 er in the sphere of politics or business, BBC News 1.30 Australia Network in our social conduct or our ethical News 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 thinking, we are dominated by the Australia Network News 3.00 Big Ideas relatively small number of persons [...] who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.’ Edward Bernays




5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1.30 Don Matteo 2.30 Rex In Rome 3.30 Letters And Numbers 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Letters And Numbers

6.00 Tour Down Under Cycling Highlights 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 8.00 Gourmet Farmer 8.30 Anthony Bourdain 9.30 World News Australia 10.10 Movie: The Sweet And The Bitter (MAV 2007) Italian drama

6.30 Drew Carey Show 7.00 That ’70s Show 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Scrubs 8.30 Family Guy (M) 9.00 American Dad 9.30 CNNNN (M) 10.00 Double Take (M)



6.00 Kids Time 9.30 Shortland St 10.00 Coronation St 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 Passport To The Sun 12.00 Murphy Brown 12.30 The Good Life 1.00 Best Of The Morning Show 2.00 Full House 2.30 Movie: Meteor Man (PG 1993) US sci-fi 4.30 Welcome Back Kotter 5.00 Head Of The Class 5.30 Growing Pains

5.30 Today 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 10.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Home Shopping 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat

6.00 A House In Florida 6.30 Bargain Hunt 7.00 Men Behaving Badly 7.30 Heartbeat 8.30 Pie In The Sky 9.45 McCallum (M)


GO! 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Seinfeld 1.00 The Hills 2.00 Charlie’s Angels 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs

6.30 Wipeout 7.30 Top Gear 8.30 V (M) 7.30 Wife Swap USA 9.30 Fringe (M) ‘It is sometimes possible to change the 8.30 Movie: Evil Angels (M 10.30 Movie: Unleashed (AV attitudes of millions but impossible 1988) Australian drama to change the attitude of one man.’ 11.00 Hotel Babylon (M) 12.00 2005) US action Conan (M) 1.00 Murder, She Wrote 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today



6.00 Kids Time 9.30 Shortland St 10.00 Coronation St 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 Passport To The Sun 12.00 Murphy Brown 12.30 The Good Life 1.00 Best Of The Morning Show 2.00 Full House 2.30 Movie: Mannequin (PG 1987) US comedy 4.30 Welcome Back Kotter 5.00 Head 6.30 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals LIVE 7.00 The 7pm Project 12.30 Home Shopping 5.30 Seven Of The Class 5.30 Growing Pains 6.00 A House In Florida 7.30 Oprah Winfrey Show News




12.40 Fringe (M) 1.40 Seinfeld 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 5.30 The Flintstones


6.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Ten News 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 10.00 The Circle 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Seven News Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Ready 11.00 Australian Open Tennis Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 LIVE Infomercial 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef 6.00 Prime News 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5.00 6.30 Seven News Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 7.00 Australian Open Tennis

8.30 The Good Wife (M) 9.30 Law & Order: SVU (M) 10.30 Late News

6.00 NBN News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Two And A Half Men 8.00 Customs 8.25 Lotto 8.30 CSI: Miami (M) 9.30 CSI: NY (M) 10.30 Cold Case (M)

12.00 Minder 1.00 Leyland Brothers 11.30 The Bill Engvall Show 12.00 Mad World 2.00 Harry’s Practice 2.30 TV 12.50 Entertainment Tonight 1.20 Medical Rookies 3.00 Home Shopping Santana 1.30 Infomercials 3.30 Good 4.00 NBC Today 5.00 Home Shopping Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News

6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 The Zoo 10.00 The Nanny 10.30 Friends 11.00 Murder, She Wrote 12.00 Movie: High Country (PG 1983) Aust drama 2.00 Wife Swap USA 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 Secret Millionaire 5.00 11.00 Chappelle’s Show (MA) 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show Quincy ME 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Baywatch 6.00 The Nanny 3.00 Home Shopping 5.00 McHale’s 6.30 Friends Navy 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 7.00 The Zoo

6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian 11.00 The Late Show 12.00 Burn Notice 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today (M) 1.00 Infomercials 4.00 Religion 11.00 Beach Patrol 12.00 Quincy ME 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Magnum PI (M) 3.00 11.55 Movie: Salvador (M 2006) The Rockford Files 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 Spanish drama 2.15 Weatherwatch 6.00 Serie A Football 8.00 Overtime According To Jim 5.30 Monster Garage 9.00 America’s Game 10.00 Ironman 6.30 The Drew Carey Show Western Australia 11.00 Arsenal 7.00 That ’70s Show 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News Football 2.00 Third Test Netball – 7.30 Supercarrier Jamaica v Australia 3.00 Omnisport 9.30 Gangs Of Oz (M) 6.00 A Fork In Asia Lebanon 3.30 ATP World Tour Tennis 4.00 BMX 10.30 The Shield (M) 6.30 Come Dine With Me Road Fools 5.00 Tread BMX 11.30 The Sopranos (M) 12.30 Greece 5.30 NBL Basketball LIVE – Strikeforce (M) 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 7.30 Judgement Day Adelaide 36ers v New Magnum PI (M) 3.00 The Rockford Intelligent Design On Trial Zealand Breakers Files 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 McHale’s 8.30 Tour Down Under 7.30 Red Bull X Fighters 8.30 The WWE Navy 5.30 Deal Or No Deal Cycling Highlights Experience 9.30 Sports Tonight 10.00 9.00 Disable Bodied Sailors UFC 104 12.00 Sports Tonight Late ‘The best defense against propaganda: 9.30 Movie: 800 Bullets (M 12.15 Golf Central 12.45 Omnisport more propaganda.’ 2002) Spanish drama 1.15 Overtime 2.15 Bundesliga Edward Bernays 11.40 Movie: Gun-Shy (MA 2003) Football 3.15 Serie A Football 5.45 German drama 1.30 Weatherwatch Omnisport

ease (7) From The Week 23. They are students of French backsides, round (7) 24. Kinky Diana has two ways for water nymphs (7) 25. Rumour about the order – it stinks! (7) 26. Freddie, a lank substitute, succeeded 1 across (6,6) DOWN 1. Fixture included identification – it’s obvious (7) 2. Girls with excellent balls (7) 3. Sleepwear is close to the girl in the city (9) 4. Tasmanian cricketer’s gifts (5) 5. Study suitable to remodel (7) 6. Opening for gold providing drug (7) 7. One in the line of 12. Mermaid? Perhaps, but it’s Cryptic Clues 1 across, 26 and 10 more likely an albatross! (7) ACROSS 13. Satisfies return, placed like… improbably culls jasmine 1. PM right and dumb, confused (5) (5,7) in an English school (6,6) 10. Follower of 1 across 14 …in that direction. Not 8. Getting up a rebellion (7) and 26 – he was her concealed in this spot. (4,5) 9. Sounds the right instrument for 16. Untied, ran off without friend, silly (6,6) a little Australian girl! (7) 15. Panicky nude raced discipline (9) 11. The high point is sleep after to the church, showing 19. Small, gay satire (5) dusk (7) stamina (9) 21. Garland certain to provide

Mungo’s Crossword

8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today 11.00 Beach Patrol 12.00 Quincy ME 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Magnum PI 3.00 The Rockford Files 4.00 Baywatch 5.00 According To Jim 5.30 Monster Garage

Edward Bernays

Please note that TV stations like to tinker with things at the last minute and sometimes make changes after this guide has gone to print.

6.00 My Family 6.30 Shamwari 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 The Bionic Vet 8.30 Ashes To Ashes (M) 9.30 Grand Designs 10.20 Late Edition News 10.30 Mansfield Park


6.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Ten News 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 10.00 The Circle 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Seven News Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Ready 11.00 Australian Open Tennis Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 LIVE Infomercial 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef 6.00 Prime News 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5.00 6.30 Seven News Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 7.00 Australian Open Tennis

6.30 Bargain Hunt 7.00 Movie: Merlin’s Apprentice (PG 2006) US adventure

11.00 Movie: Gigli (M 2003) US comedy 1.30 2002 Aust Open Tennis Final: Hingis v Capriati 3.30 Harry’s Practice 4.00 Leyland Brothers World 5.00 Home Shopping

GEM 6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 The Zoo 10.00 The Nanny 10.30 Friends 11.00 Murder, She Wrote 12.00 Movie: Our Miss Fred (PG 1973) UK comedy 2.00 Wife Swap USA 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 Getaway 5.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 6.00 The Nanny 6.30 Friends 7.00 The Zoo

5.30 Today 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 10.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Home Shopping 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat

6.00 NBN News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Getaway 8.30 CSI: NY (M) 9.30 CSI (M) 10.30 Cold Case (M) 11.30 The Bill Engvall Show 12.00 Burying Brian (M) 1.00 Entertainment Tonight 1.30 Skippy 2.00 Infomercials 3.30 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News

GO! 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Seinfeld 1.00 The Hills 2.00 Here Comes The Newlyweds 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs

6.30 Wipeout 7.30 The Big Bang Theory 8.00 The Middle 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 The Inbetweeners (MA) 9.30 Movie: Good Luck Chuck (MA 2007) US comedy

7.30 As Time Goes By 8.30 Neighbours At War 9.00 How Clean Is Your House 9.30 Amazing Medical Stories (M) 11.35 Reno 911 (M) 12.05 The 10.30 Embarrassing Bodies (M) Inbetweeners (MA) 12.35 Seinfeld 1.00 11.30 Conan (M) 12.30 Friends 1.00 V (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just As Time Goes By 2.00 Home Shopping Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In 5.30 The Flintstones Rainbow Country 5.30 Today

26 Australia’s second Prime Minister (6,6) DOWN 1. Obvious, clear (7) 3. Young girls, virgins (7) 3. Sleeping wear, usually for women (9) 4. Blessings, gifts (5) 5. Again adjust or modify (7) 6. Hole, opening (7) 7. Australia’s ninth Prime Minister (5,7) 10 Australia’s fifth Prime Minster (6,6) Quick Clues 15. Stamina, lasting quality (9) 17. Unimportant, commonplace (7) ACROSS 18. Split, torn apart (7) 1. Australia’s first Prime 19. Suffering from mal de mer (7) Minister (6,6) 8. Getting up, resulting (7) 20. First obstacle surmounted (implication: more to go) (3,4) 9. Egg-shaped wind 22. Gave relief; made more instrument (7) 11. Highest mountain (7) comfortable (5) 12. Albatross, petrel or Solution to last puzzle auk, among others (7) 13. Satisfies, fills (5) 14. Phrase indicating “in that direction” (4,5) 16. Without education or instruction (9) 19. Parody, satire (5) 21. Rest time, idleness (7) 23. Consumers of books (7) 24. Greek water nymphs (7) 25. Smelly, unpleasant (7) 17. Commonplace bobsled team in test (7) 18. Split, like below (7) 19. Bluesman Steve, not feeling good in the craft! (7) 20. First obstacle surmounted on eastern grassy slope (3,4) 22. Artist’s support went from 50 to 500 – that made it more comfortable (5)


by Ian Rogers Play at Seagulls Club, Thurs 6-10pm With the Australian Open in North Sydney past the halfway point, the tournament has already become a battle between the established Australian Olympians and the young guard. So far, as at the Gold Coast international after Christmas, honours have gone to the youngsters, with Gold Coast winner Junta Ikeda causing the tournament’s biggest upset to date by beating top seed Zhao Zong Yuan. Ikeda, under severe time pressure had been defending stoutly when GM Zhao also ran himself short of time looking for an elusive winning line. (See diagram, right) Here, instead of playing the winning move 39.Kg1, Zhao picked up his queen and placed it on g2. Before his hand had left the piece he noticed that 39... Nxg3+! would be an effective reply, so he looked around for a better square to put the queen; there was none. Chasing the chimera of a win that was no longer possible, Zhao forgot about his

clock and, as he raced to return the queen to g2, exceeded the time limit, losing the game automatically. For all the excitement to date, it must be admitted that the 2011 Australian Open is a low-budget affair, with only one domestic Grandmaster and no foreign stars. The 2011 Open first prize is $2,500, half that of the first Open of the modern era in 1971. With no appearance fees offered to Grandmasters only Zhao Zong Yuan, playing in his hometown, felt it worth competing for the 2011 Open title. Nonetheless, the Open is still a tournament where reputations can be made, and Ikeda is showing that the Olympic selectors may have a new name to consider for Australia’s 2012 team. a








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Get your Chi Chi on Greg and Rose Powell make up the dynamic duo that is Chi Chi. Greg, a professional musician, actor and presenter has been seen across Australia in many commercials and a recently released feature film Spud Monkey. Chi Chi have the fantastic ability to read a crowd and play what their audiences want to hear. See them Friday in the Main Bar, Currumbin RSL.

Everything is just Beautiful

Hello? Anybody out there? Two unique Australian bands will be sharing the SoundLounge stage to create a night of music that will be certain to leave an indelible trace on your memory. The Queensland based Mckisko makes subtle and beguiling sounds with poignant lyrical content that leaves listeners exhilirated. For the first time, they will be sharing a double bill with Melbourne band, Hello Satellites. Hello Satellites is the musical project of Melbourne musician Eva Popov. Eva’s beautiful vocals are perfectly matched with the distinctive drumming of Mark Gretton (Touch Typist), bassist Pete Emptage, and multi-instrumentalist Cat Kohn. Together with producer Nick Huggins, Hello Satellites have created a subtle and exciting sound that features ecstatic flashes of pop reverie, full of handclaps, layered vocals and string sections. Hello Satellites will launch their gorgeous new single Heartbeat Fast As A Rabbit at this gig on Friday.

It's strange, the things a man will hear in his own heartbeat when the mad, bad world of expectation and compromise is safely locked outside. Listen. The Beautiful Girls have been a long time underground. OK, there was one tour of Brazil, the odd show here and there. But since Mat McHugh wound up touring his solo album, Seperatista!, in March 2009, he's been a virtual recluse, digging deep for new sound and meaning downstairs in his home studio THE BEAUTIFUL on Sydney's northern beaches. GIRLS COOLANGA TTA What he found surprised and HOTEL ON FRIDAY thrilled him. 'The weird thing is I don't even like much reggae,' says the singer-songwriter and visionary of a radically evolving roots-rock ensemble that began infiltrating the world stage some seven years and four albums ago. 'But the reggae I do like, I love, love, love.' The exotic passion that stirs the souls of Mat and his rhythm compadres, Paulie B and Bruce Braybrooke, begins to drip like some rare and potent elixir from the opening beats of their new album, Spooks. Mat estimates that he discarded around 30 songs before they began to fall in the right direction. First to stick was the album's lead single, the edgy electric party starter, Don't Wait. Next was the brassy dub number, Rockers!, inspired by his love of the 1978 Jamaican film of that name. Then the work began. See the result at the Coolangatta Hotel on Friday.

burns it up on slide guitar. He uses a loop system to layer his music, which combined with wicked harmonica and drumming with his feet provides a full, infectious sound to grab the crowd’s attention. His focus is on original material with left-of-centre covers dispersed throughout each set. If you’re into raw blues with driving riffs, wailing guitars and snarling vocals then Mark Easton is the bluesman for you. This is dirty white trash blues by a one man band on steroids at the Australia Tavern, Murwillumbah Friday.

Punching above the line Punchline from Brisbane provide electrifying entertainment for all audiences and are one of the most versatile and exciting cover bands in Queensland. For Punchline professionalism is paramount and they have performed various gigs around Australia and oversees. Punchline’s lead singer, Jeunesse, has a very versatile voice that is nothing less than spine tingling. Matty provides vocal support and is exhilarating on lead guitar. Aaron on bass along with Michael on drums accomplish a deep groove and provide the band with a very strong rhythm section. They are an energetic band who’ll leave the crowd begging for more with a song-list consisting of Top 40, rock, classics, funk and the occasional hint of jazz and blues. They have become a firm favourite at Currumbin RSL. See them in the Main Bar on Saturday.

A touch of the Brothers’ Blues Blues Brothers fans across Australia are rejoicing! The incomparable Official Blues Brothers Revue from America returns by popular demand for another national tour downunder and Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty, aka Jake and Elwood, are on a mission to deliver a dynamic and authentic Blues Brothers show. Sanctioned by Dan Ackroyd and The John Belushi Estate, this live concert combines the comedy and hits from the original 1980 hit film Blues Brothers and pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. You can catch them at Twin Towns Saturday. Joining the Blues Brothers Revival on tour is gifted vocalist


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If you are looking for delicious food, coffee or romantic sunset cocktail on the riverbank, the Sheoak Shack is the beach shack for you with a funky laid back daytime vibe or a party atmosphere with live music on Saturday nights. This gallery/cafe showcases the work of high quality local artists and is available for private functions… more Byron than Byron, in sleepy Fingal Head. Perfect Christmas gift ideas for your friends and family... a gift voucher for dining in Australia’s most awarded regional restaurant Fins. Personally signed copies of Steven Snow’s best seller cook book Byron Cooking and Eating also available.

The Gallery Café combines art with fresh food and wine. Enjoy having lunch at the beautifully appointed licensed café with indoor and outdoor seating and cnr Tweed Valley Way magnificent panoramic views over the Tweed River and Mistral Road, and Border Ranges. View the art and treat yourself to Murwillumbah delicious cakes and great coffee. A fabulous venue for Open Wed-Sun 10am-5pm special events, office parties and wedding receptions. 02 6672 5088 Group bookings essential.

Mount Warning Hotel

Mt Warning Hotel Open 7 days 10am till late Bistro open daily 1497 Kyogle Rd, Uki 02 6679 5111

One of the region’s great old country pubs. Delicious food, bistro open for lunch everyday from 12-2pm, dinner Thursday to Sunday from 6-8pm. Children’s playground, relaxing beer garden. Curry night on Thursday, raffles and member’s draw on Friday, punter’s draw on Saturday and on Sunday there is a delicious roast.


Sheoak Shack


Mon-Thurs 9 to 5 Fridays 9 to 4 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 3/7 Brigantine Street, Byron Arts & Industry Park (02) 6685 5685

Small enough for personal care, large enough to offer competitive prices. Santos has been supplying high quality biodynamic, organic, natural foods, and healthy products since 1975. We continue our commitment to sourcing as locally as possible. Santos is the home of Rainfed Rice–zero irrigation, certified biodynamic, as local as you can get, and the most delicious rice you’re likely to find. Visit for more info, or visit our online store at Eat well.


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Santos Trading Warehouse

Here you will find some of the best local dining on offer. Restaurant owners take note: Good Taste provides you with the chance to tell your customers more about your business with ample room for that extra information that may not fit in a small advertisement. Great introductory rates are on offer. Call 02 6672 2280 to find out more.



The Echo’s guide to

in their extraordinary performance of some of the best loved music of all THE BLUES BROTHERS REVUE time. Twin Towns Saturday. TWIN TOWNS SATURDAY

Talking to the other side Australia’s own female version of John Edward, Carmel Wright passes on the messages from both sides connecting people with friends, loved ones and relatives that have passed over. Carmel, a nationally acclaimed medium and clairvoyant has, for many years, written and published articles regarding her work with the spirit world. Known as ‘The Lady that Speaks with the Dead’. See her at Twin Towns on Saturday.


Evelyn Duprai, who shows she is a true soul sister in her show-stopping tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Evelyn’s portrayal of the famous American songstress is captivating. Like Aretha, her sensational voice brims with passion, intensity and class in songs such as Respect and Think. In a few short years, Evelyn’s career has skyrocketed. She has worked with the who’s who of the Australian music industry, including the James Morrison Orchestra, Paul Mac and Silverchair, and was an official backing vocalist on Australian Idol. She has clearly earned her status as one of the most sought after female vocalists in this country. Don’t miss Wayne and Kieron’s Blues Brothers Revue, along with Evelyn Duprai and a world-class band,

One of the must-see bands of the Queensland club circuit has to be the spectacular Black Magic. Their combined energies see them performing covers from a variety of famous artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, The Temptations, Tom Jones, Herbs, and much more. Add glittering costumes and you have one of the best shows. Black Magic performers are all celebrated recording and TV artists in their own right and will continue to cast their brand of magic on Australian audiences for many years to come. Sunday in the Main Bar at the Currumbin RSL.


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AMC Tweed 6 Cinemas Tweed City Shopping Centre, 54 Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads 07 5523 3321

BCC, Coolangatta Coolangatta Shopping Resort Griffith St (Cnr Warner St) Coolangatta 07 5536 9300

Murwillumbah Regent Cinema 5 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah 02 6672 8265

Cinemax Cinema 60 Marine Parade Kingscliff 02 6674 4422









program guide

SUMMER 1 NOVEMBER – APRIL 30 MONDAY 6am Morning Mix Kabes 9am The Lighthouse Lounge Andy Travis 11am Belly Belly Sisters 12pm Pregnancy Birth & Beyond Nicole Foder 1pm Inspiration Rose 2pm Q’s Jazz and Blues Quentin Watts 4pm Cruizy Beats DJ Cruizy 6pm Grailey Whole Celtic Show Margaret Wyatt 8pm Around The World Sammy Ibrahim 10pm Freedom Run Jimmy & Callum TUESDAY 6am Cock a Doodle Doo Lou 9pm Love Life & Laughter Pavitar 11am Byron Business Phil Daly 12pm Soul Fyah Shakona 2pm The Music Garden Michael Brereton 4pm Theme Park Lyn McCarthy 6pm Post Modern Backlash Hudson Birden 8pm Radio Mundial Steve Snelgrove 10pm Shels Place Shel WEDNESDAY 6am Catch and Grab Holly Holster 9am 2481 Undone Nicqui Yazdi 11am Go Earthcare Ros Elliott 12pm Suara Indonesia Francesca, Kirana, Judy 1pm Passport Tegs & Adsy 2pm The Junkyard Stuey 4pm Cowgirl In The Sand Mel 6pm Bongo Gum Brett Diemar 8pm Free Range Rhythms Elixza 10pm The Freq Consortium Interval

THURSDAY 6am Planet Luv Glitter 9am Arts Canvass Karena 11am The Bohemian Beat Riddhi 12pm Baby Boomers Lunch Alan the yesterday man 2pm Audio Chocolate Rich 4pm Future Classics Matt Meir 6pm Crossroads Paul Martin 8pm Cruisin For A Bluesin Honeydripper 10pm The Booty Call Olylama & Lainie 12am On The One Mr Mantiki


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FRIDAY 6am That Friday Feeling Nicky 9am The Spin Cycle Karin Kolbe 11am Not The Comedy Show Paul & Danno 12pm Whirled Music Phil Hurst 1pm Fab Wah Tom T Jet 2pm Grooveyard Teesha 4pm Strictly Vinyl ( Happy Days ) Inchie 6pm Chop Suey Rachi 8pm Submerged/ Down & Out Si Clone Pob & Slinky 10pm Café Royal Al Royale 12am T.G.I.F Switch SATURDAY 6am Buffet Breakfast Chilla 8am Musical Kaleidoscope Jill 10am Cowboy Sweetheart Carrie D 12pm Blues From The Bay Anthony & Ken 2pm Paris Cat Alley Lulu 4pm Intersecting Cultures Angela Rowland & Phoenix Bee 5pm Justice & Miss Chi Justine & Ancika 6pm Random Rhythms Ashgirl 8pm Diggin In The Archives Undertaker & Joan of Ark 10pm Neo Disco Uberman 12am Ice Pick Tango Billy Chills SUNDAY 7am Colours of Byron Des 10am Jazz Moods Jean Brown 12pm Omnibus RG Pedicine & Les Schmidt 2pm Radio Latina Yolanda & Beta 4pm The Bay Lounge Aqua 6pm Roots And Kulture D J Selector 8pm Broken Heart Road Peggy & Fulton 10pm Sounds of Africa Massaganda Phone: 6680 7999 18 January 13, 2011 The Tweed Shire Echo


Cabarita singles champs Kimmins takes out 14th Burleigh Single Fin Classic

Clint Kimmins. Photo Simon Williams

Congratulations to Cabarita Beach Bowls Club Mens and Womens Open Singles Champions 2010 Abdul Latif and Joy Lake seen here on Break-up and Presentation night 13.12.10

SPORT RESULTS BOWLS Cabarita Beach Women 11.01.11 Social Bowls: 2011 bowls season was to resume but had to be cancelled due to wet weather. Club contact 6676 2951 and leave message and contact number. Cabarita Men Saturday 11th December: Winners: R Watkins and S. Anderson Cons Winners: I Creelman and T Cox. Wednesday 15th December: Winners: G. Lake and P. Schofield. Runners Up: R. Watkins and W. Parr. Cons: J. Hunter and K .Liddington. Saturday 18th December Winners: A Campbell, G Lake and J Hunte. Cons: J Baxter and K Doolin. Condong Men Wednesday 15th 40 bowlers played the winners were C Vigilone, T Lee, turkeys runner ups R Walker, P Guinea, B King turkeys as well. Raffle C Mummery ham, R Pilon turkey, P Pluis ham.. Mixed fours played M Hind,E Hunt, P Pluis, S Reading def D Flack, R Pilon, P Ayres, M Sweetman. Thursday mixed pairs S Cook, R Pilon def K Cusack, Kooka. Friday b singles J Knight def G Palmer. Saturday 40 bowlers played . B Fours playedR Gerdes, D Reynolds, R Shoobridge, R Kaehler def P Knight, J Miller, T Scuis, R Pilon. Wednesday 22nd 26 bowlers washed out by rain. Lucky raffle winners Hams K Hall, C Coates. Turkeys winners J Sams, R Shoobridge, M Musla, H Fuller, S Munro, D Coates, B grade singles FINAL Congratulations to Condong’s young Jimmy Knight 31 def Ron Fuller 25. Thursday 3 bowl shootout pairs Winners J Miller, G Miller, R/U Turtle C Pawlak Up Tuesday 4th 22 bowlers played. Winners P Ayres, J Knight. R/U B Goodwin, R White. Mixed fours played winner was E Elvy, H Fuller, B Elvy, R Fuller def K Cusack. S Cook, B Ayres, W Clifford. Wednesday 40 bowlers played winners C Mathow, S Knight, W Peart r/us Fliex, S Keen, W Clifford. Thursday 3 bowl pairs shootout winner were G Miller, J Miller r/ups M Chislom, A Evens. Saturday 8th Tweed River Prelude Pairs had 28 teams from Condong, Cudgen, Cabbarita, Mur-bah, Evens head, Ballina. Winners of the day 1st 2w+19 $400 D Smith, A Fing, 2nd 2w+18 ,$250 S Hickery, F Fedesweiler, 3rd 2w+17 $150 G Richson, T Lee 4th 2w+15 $120 T Scuis, D Cranwell, Round 1 w+14 G Miller, J Andrassy, Round 2 w+18 J Knight, R Parrella. Raffle Remote beer esky B Roweder, chicken tray C Murry. Wednesday bowlers played first game after rain Winners R Turner, S Keen, r/u C Mummery, G Cranny, M Mummery. Thursday 3 bowl pairs shootout 14 teams played Winners G Miller, J Miller $50 each r/u R Erkison , G Keevers $25 each .Saturday bowls 28 players , B grade fours R Fuller,B Elvy, A Tonell, C Thompson def K Hall, L Muir, T Kennedey, B McBurney. Turtle, S Keen, M Knight, K Palmer def R Gerdes, D Reynolds , R Shoobridge, R Kaehler. Cudgen Men Monday Mixed Triples saw A. Reid, P. Pieterse & F. Pieterse take home the cash while Wednesday’s Men’s Triples saw T. Tilley, J. Brimsmead, L. Crombie and B. Henery winners on the day with J. Krizman, R. Makin, T. Potonick & R. Corney pick up the cash for the losing rink. Saturday’s Men’s Triples winners: T. Grimes, N. Hoskinson & D. Lowe. Wednesday Mens Mufti on Wednesday 29thJ. Krizman, T. Potocnick & R. Corney collect the winners prize while T. Tilley, R Makin & I. Tilley collect the losing rink prize. The Wednesday game played on 5th January, the fours team of J. Turner, J. Brimsmead, J, Neal & K. Davey where the winners while J. Krizman, D. Charters, P. Bennett & R. Corney pick up the losing rink. Monday Mixed on 3rd January saw R. Tarrant & D. Maxwell visitors from South Tweed take out the cash.

Kingscliff Men The second semi-final of the mixed fours resulted in an exciting finish with R Liddington, I Smith, C Smith, K Liddington defeating D James, R Lewis, M Lincoln, S Jamieson in an extra end. The Artie Booth Trophy for the best performed male bowler for 2010 to Glen Searle. Social Bowls Results: Saturday 11th December: Winners: W Blackwood, J Quinn, R Julius, P Jones; C Lane, R Lewis, J Julius, T Hills. Plate Winners: B Harris, H Hockey, I Smith, K Liddington. Tuesday 14th December: Winners: W Jacobs, T Abraham. Runners Up: B Harris, T Wonka. Plate Winners: Goodman & White. Advance Notice: The 2011 Artie Booth Memorial Singles on 8th January with a couple of what could be considered upsets. Results: V Lewis d R McLeay; T Hills d D Roughley; K Liddington d L Downes; K Taylor d J Hansen; J Barnes d B Butler; I Smith d M Scott; B Turner d R Julius; G Barrack d P Murphy; J Brinsmead d J Scott; H Hockey d M Richards; O Simpson d T Wonka; K Banks d J Julius. Social Bowls Results: Thursday 23rd December: Winners: A Curnow, J Quinn, S Jamieson; C Smith, K Liddington, I Smith. Plate Winners: J Brinsmead, B Morrow, B Beattie. Thursday 30th December: Winners: R Heales, J Mirls, C Withey; A Curnow, J Quinn, S Jamieson. Plate Winners: J Dalmayer, S Dawson, D Whittington. Saturday 1st January: Winners: T Dimmock, J Quinn, R McLeay. Plate Winners: M Scott, T Abraham, W Jacobs. Tuesday 4th January: Winners: P Hunter, E Robbins. Runners Up: J Hansen, M Rice. Plate Winners: L Spencer, M Howarde. Pottsville Ladies Thursday 16th December Championship Winners: Novice Singles: J. Boyd R/Up P. Pollard. Minor Singles : P. Pollard R/Up F. Brady Pairs: Winners M. Comer ford & J. Baxter, R/Up N. Tait & D. Buckley Triples: Winners A. Swift, M. Campbell & D. Buckley, R/Up D. Donges,J. Kent & W. Fielding Fours Winners: G. Moore,M.Comerford,J. Baxter & A. Swift. R/Up: J. Appleton,J.Fletcher,J. Jones & L/ Dowling. Singles: Winner G. Moore Runner Up D. Buckley. Pottsville Mens Wednesday 15th December 2010 Winners: A McCormack, R Appleton, J. Banks, R/up B. Campbell, N. Amour, Durro. Jackpot Winners: B. Campbell N. Armour = Durro Saturday 18th December 2010 Winners: Santa Ron and his Merry Band of Members Wednesday 5th January 2011 Wins: B. Mackay, M. Brady, M Thorley. Runners up: L Swift, R Daunt, B. Clarke Saturday 8th January 2011 Winners: B. Moore F. Moore F. Fielding R/up: L. Swift G. Roots Durro. Championship Club Fours Winners: D. Moir J. Rae T. Fuller B. Kent. Runners up: B. Stephens B. Brown R. Parker F. Fielding Score 1911 Winners: K. Coyte J. Burden J. Banks D. Townsend Runners up: R. Appleton D. Dever J. Buckley W. Whitney Score 3021 Tweed Heads Ladies Tuesday Ladies Fours R. Reiter, J. Hoffman, D. Turner, H. Mason def. P. Garwood, K. Robinson, M. Blagborough, J. Wike. R. Laycock, J. Yuall, D. Evans, J. Roche, def. D. Hunt, P Collins, J. Gilroy, M. Gunton. A. Nash, D. Kerwitz, J. Withington, J. Finney, def. M. Gwynne, B. Bitmead, J, Webster, B. Cooper. C. Davis, P. Mooney, B. Graham, B. Jacobson def. K. Seiben, N. Dowling, M. Heydt, N. Bell L. Turner, A. Harris, S. Hambleton, R. Wallis def. M. Grogan, J. Fisher, F. Hewitt, D. Kendall. D. Stewart, S. Jackson, J. Green, P, Houghton def. J. Ryan, C. Day, E. Carter, A. Plowright Wednesday Ladies Pairs J. Ware, P. Reedy def.K. Figura, M. Kelly. B. Bradley, L. Hodsdon, def. J. Smith, M. Van Runt. D. Duncan, J. Gilroy def. V. Moore, R. Curtis. L. A. French, A. Plowright def. K. Henshaw, G. Evans. P. Mann, J.

Palm beach surfer Clint Kimmins took out the 2011 Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Classic, with a strong and powerful performance in overhead wild and stormy surf at Burleigh Point.

Surfing a board originally owned by mentor and 1978 World Champion Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew, Kimmins won narrowly from a fast finishing Noah Lane (Burleigh Heads), in a 30 minute final

Finney def. B. LeBoeuf, F. Martin. S,. Lusby, J. Roche, def. P. Griffith, L. Elsey. Tweed Heads Men Social Results: Sun 12 Dec Green 1: Cynthia & Derek Chapman, Jean & Jim Cowen; r/up: Stephanie & Peter Goldsmith Green 2: Frances and Gary Hewitt; r/up: Jean and Bill Finney. Tues 14 Dec Men- Geoff Pike, George Craig, David Nelson, John Reardon; r/up: Ian Read, Arthur Jackson, Robin Day. Wed 15 Dec – Highest Winning Margin. Green 1: Ron Edwards, Les Hughes + 18; r/up: Gary Hewitt, Karl Figura + 6 Green 2: Ray White, Vern Eves, Rod Stebbins, Kim Stephenson + 21; r/up: Bob Trinder, Brian Newcombe, Bill Dempsey, Vic Iles + 18 Green 3: Frank Birkin, Terry Sullivan + 27; r/up: Gordon Holthouse, Terry Patton + 12 Indoor Green: Fri 17 Dec: Green 1: Michael McDowell, Ken Withington, Frank Holdsworth, Syd Gregory; r/up: Peter Howell, Geoff Dixon, Tom Kelly. Green 2: Frank Birkin, George Harwood, Brian Lamb; r/up: Bern Jacobson, Norman Hoffman, Max Morris. Green 3: Geoff Green, George Kendall, Dennis Agnew; r/up: Jed Hambleton, Les Hore, Ron Taylor. Sat 18 Dec: Chris Garside Jackpot Saturday Green 1: Jim Hammersley, Ron Parker; r/up: Toots Sibley, Bill Davies. Green 2: John Reardon, Dennis Freeman; r/ up: George Vlismas, Lidia Elsey. Green 3: Peter and Val Young; r/up: Col Hawkins, Steve Goodwin. Tweed Valley Shield: Social Results: Tues 21 Dec Men- John Bibby, Norm Picking, Leigh Tynan, Peter Harris; r/up: Ken Withington, Con Impellizzeri, Dennis Lusby, Brian Lamb. Wed 29 Dec: Lowest Winning Score. Green 1: Guy Amiconi, Eddie Hewitt [18]; r/up: Ian Irvine, Brian Lamb [19] Green 2: Clem Jones, Brian Scrase [13]; r/up: Frank McPhillips, John Heath [20] Random Rink Draw: Bernie Fletcher, Laurie Cooper; r/up: Harry Moore, Jim Bryant. Fri 31 Dec: Green 1: Bob Trinder, Ron Hodsdon, Errol Perkins; r/up: Rob Henshaw, Ramsay MacDonald, George Hanlon Green 2: David Nelson, Geoff Dixon, Tom Kelly; r/up: Trevor Smith, Rod Mullings, John Mann Sun 2 Jan Green 1: Jean and Bill Finney; r/ up: Dorothy Evans, Roy Nuttall. Green 2: John Rayward, Francis Hewitt; r/up: Pat and John Mann. Random Rink Draw: Pam Hunter, Ernie Robins; r/up: Norma and George Craig, Jean and Jim Cowen. Tues 4 Jan Winners – Men – Derek Chapman, Jim O’neill, Tony Laycock, John Heath; r/up: Bill Grose, Leigh Tynan, George Harwood. Winners – Ladies – Sylvia Lusby, Margaret Gunton, Norma Bell, Stephanie Goldsmith; r/ up: Ruth Reiter, Jill Hoffman, Judith Webster, Heather Mason.Wed 5 Jan Green 1: Ken Withington, Hayden Soulsby, Mike Nedjati; r/up: John Cunningham, Greg Ash, Vince Leather. Green 2: Ron Hodsdon, John Heath, Frank McPhillips; r/up: John LeBoeuf, John Sieben, Ian Irvine. Random Rink Draw: Jack Blagbrough, Dennis McCarthy, John Griffiths; r/up: Geoff Green, Frank Parsons, Tony Muldoon Fri 7 Jan Green 1: John Mann, Paul Price, Ian Wildman; r/up: Bill Hagen, Peter Young, Gordon Henshaw.Green 2: Jack Blagbrough, Jim Cowen, Frank Parsons; r/up: Ted Ryan, Bob Chapman, Ron Parker. Indoor Green: Frank Birkin, John Cunningham; r/up: Bob Bower, Ken Withington, Syd Gregory. Sat 8 Jan – Chris Garside Jackpot Saturday Green 1: Ron Hottinger, Brian Neill; r/up: Gladys and Ron Evans, Jackie Butler, Jim A. Smith

Green 2: Brian Bevan, Fred Peel, Mike Nedjati; r/up: Bev and Ray White, Con Impellizzeri. Tweed Heads Tourers Winners of the Bill Brooks Shield for 2010 played on Sunday 12 December and overall winners for the morning were Elsie McGrath, Jenny Ware, Peter Young and Clive Weston. GOLF Murwillumbah Golf Club Monday 13th December Veterans Individual Stableford A.Winner R.Masiar 42 pts R.Up E.Sherwood 41 pts B.Grade A.Fraser 41 pts R.Up K.Dawson 38 pts N.Pins 2nd C.Hulme Hole in One 8th H.Axford 10th K.Blyth 14th R.Pols B.R.D 34 pts c.b Wednesday 15th Individual Stableford A.Winner C.Evesson 40 pts R.Up I.Douglas 39 pts B.Grade M.Griffin 43 pts R.Up I.Batten 40 pts Veteran G.Thorburn 39 pts N.Pin 2nd C.Hyde 10th D.Sheahan B.R.D. 34 pts c.b Friday 17th Winner D.Sheahan 40 pts N.Pin 2nd J.Baker Saturday 18th Individual Stroke in 4 Grades Winner A.Grade C.Evesson 70 nett c.b R.Up G.Dobrich 70 nett B.Grade P.Whitford 68 nett R.Up T.Hindle 69 nett C.Grade R.Dickson 67 nett R.Up G.Sharp 68 nett D.Grade M.Fenn 66 nett R.Up G.Locke 68 nett N.Pin 2nd D.Van Egdom N.Pin 8th E.Selwood 10th G.Bartlett N.Pin 14th A.Moore B.R.D to 74 nett c.b Monday 20th December Veterans Individual Stableford A.Winner H.Axford 45 pts R.Up K.Bullen 41 pts N.Pins 2nd R.Masiar 8th K.Dawson 10th H.Axford 14th J.Gooley B.R.D 34 pts c.b Wednesday 15th Individual Stableford A.Winner W.Barton 42 pts R.Up R.Castle 41 pts B.Grade M.Lackey 45 pts R.Up W.Bruce 44 pts Veteran W.Bruce 44 pts N.Pin 2nd L.Higgins 10th M.Pett B.R.D. 35 pts c.b Friday 24th Winner S.Turner 35 pts B.R.D to 34 pts Wednesday 29th Individual Stableford Winner Friday 29th Winner C.Hindmarcch 49 pts B.R.D to 35 pts

MONTHLY MARKETS 1st Sat Brunswick Heads (02) 6628 4495 1st Sun Banora Point Farmers’ Market 0417 759 777 1st Sun Byron Bay (02) 6680 9703 1st Sun Pottsville (02) 6676 4555 1st Sun Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714 2nd Sat 2nd Sun 2nd Sun 2nd Sun 2nd Sun 2nd Sun

Kingscliff (02) 6674 0827 The Channon (02) 6688 6433 Chillingham 0437 041 023 Lennox Head (02) 6672 2874 Coolangatta (07) 5533 8202 Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714

3rd Sat Mullumbimby (02) 6684 3370 3rd Sat Murwillumbah Cottage Markets 0417 759 777 3rd Sun Ballina (02) 6687 4328 3rd Sun Banora Point Farmers’ Market 0417 759 777 3rd Sun Nimbin (02) 6689 0000 3rd Sun Pottsville (02) 6676 4555 3rd Sun Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714 3rd Sun Uki (02) 6679 9026 4th Sat Kingscliff (02) 6674 0827 4th Sun Bangalow (02) 6687 1911 4th Sun (in 5 Sun month) Coolangatta (07) 5533 8202 4th Sun Murwillumbah 0422 565 168 4th Sun Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714 5th Sun 5th Sun

Nimbin (02) 6689 0000 Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714

FARMERS MARKETS Each Sat Each Thu Each Tue Each Sat

8-11am Bangalow (02) 6687 1137 8-11am Byron Bay (02) 6687 1137

New Brighton (02)6684 5390 8am-1pm Uki (02) 6679 5438


which was a battle of endurance and stylish surfing on surfboards more than 30 years old. Kimmins ran around Burleigh Point two times during the final and bore scratches and cuts from his frantic efforts to jump off the Burleigh Heads rocks. Half way through the 30 minute final, Kimmins claimed the wave of the heat, pulling off some massive turns, and scoring a long tube on the end section to take the lead from 1999 ASP World Champion Mark Occhilupo, and was not headed for the rest of the final. Runner-up Noah Lane closed in on Kimmin’s lead, his last wave a dynamic display of backhand single fin surfing,

putting him within reach of Kimmins. With a frantic run around Burleigh Point with only four minutes remaining, Lane was in position to catch an event-winning wave with only one minute remaining. The wave for Lane came only five seconds too late, and Lane was denied the title and had to be content with second place. Occhilupo placed 3rd, Burleigh local Tim Hyland placed 4th, MNM Boardriders stalwart Anthony Pols 5th, and perennial finalist Ryan Grey 6th. The final wrapped up the 14th year for this iconic event and festival – classic surfing on classic antique surfboards.

Saturday 1st January Individual Stableford in 4 Grase A.Winner D.Higgins 40 pts R.Up J.Hunt 37 pts B.Grade G.Sharp 39 pts c.b R.Up C.Read 39 pts C.Grade G.Austin 39 pts R.Up S.Singh 38 pts D.Grade S.Berrigan 42 pts R.Up H.Axford 41 pts N.Pin 2nd K.O’Grady 8th J.Walker 14th L.Higgins B.R.D. 34 pts c.b SHOOTING Murwillumbah Pistol Club 14Dec10; Sports Pistol B Wenban 607, B Dowling 604, P Schlunke 596, M Couper 576, R Bebendorf 569, A Gazzard 558, R Gospel 551, A Uren 550, T Clinch 439, C Everett 374. Centre Fire I Young 537, B Clinch 529. 15Dec10; Air Pistol J Lumsden 576, A Berry 574, R Rees 535. Ladies Air A Gazzard 371. 18Dec10; Sports Pistol J Turner 591, A Uren 581, R McClymont 577, N Davis 575, S Nash 575, A Berry 575, P Norris 575, D Stebbing 573, S Dundon 573, K Hansen 569, R Rees 558, D Gazzard 541, P Schlunke 540, S Stebbing 535, J Hoctor 463. Centre Fire J Lumsden 557. 19Dec10; Rifle D Gazzard 672, E Wenban 594, B Wenban 593, M Luxton 587, B Cornford 572, J Lumsden 566. 8 Jan 11; Rapid Fire W Gray 661, S Nash 633, J Lumsden 525, R Fleming 497, R Rees 465. Sports Pistol A Berry 593, D Dowling 591, A Uren 576, R Rees 571, M Fleming 473, P Schlunke 468. Standard Pistol K Hansen 604, A Berry 597, S Stebbing 564, S Dundon 546, D Stebbing 544, Air Pistol D Reid 613. Ladies Air Pistol E Reid 347. 22Dec10; Air Pistol R Rees 588, A Uren 574, A Berry 569, J Lumsden 567, D Reid 541. Ladies Air Pistol E Reid 354, A Gazzard 340. 28Dec10; Standard Pistol B Wenban 592, A Berry 574, A Uren 557, J Lumsden 548, D Reid 544, R Rees 535, A Gazzard 480.29Dec19;

Air Pistol A Uren 580, J Lumsden 563, A Berry 559, J Duckworth 547, R Rees 542, D Reid 540. Ladies Air E Reid 316. 1Jan11; Standard Pistol S Nash 568, G Andronicus564, A Uren 561, R Rees 557, D Gazzard 543, J Hoctor 540. Free Pistol J Lumsden 569, A Gazzard 555. 2Jan11; Rifle M Luxton 597, J Blair 596, R Cavanagh 595, P O’Conner 594, M Quinn 594, S Jenkins 593, J Lumsden 592, N Luxton 590, R Blair 588, D Gazzard 587. Murwillumbah Rifle Club 19.12.10 Fullbore: Shooting was at 500 yards in wet but fairly calm conditions. Scores: D.Phippard 99.9, 2, 101; W.Shoobridge 100.14, 0, 100.14; D.Chittick 100.12, 0, 100.12; S.Dolan 98.10, 2, 100.10; A.Cronk 99.10, 1, 100.10; S.Waddell 98.12, 1, 99.12. Scope: P.LoxleyLewis 112, 8, 120; B.Chittick 118, 1, 119; P.Weeks 113, 6, 119. Smallbore: Rama 380, 22, 402; G.Burfoot 363, 35, 398; G.MacMahon 390, 6, 396; R.Millingen 380, 15, 395; G.Johnston 372, 19, 391. Visitors: G.Morris 342; Michele Morris 366. Smallbore at 50metres on Friday 31st December, starting 1.30pm. Fullbore on January 2nd at 600 yards. 2.1.11 Full Bore: Sunday’s shoot was conducted at 600yrds. Target Rifle – A. Cronk 99.9 W. Shoobridge 98.6 S. Waddell 97.10 S. Dolan 97.8 D. Chittick 96.10 J. Duncan 93.8 B. Barrett 91.3. FClass Standard Rifle – B. Chittick 112 P. Loxley Lewis 107 P. Pritchard 106 P. Weeks 103 M. Sforcina 99 E. Chittick 95 G. Norris 92. Small Bore – A. Cronk 398 W. Sunderland 399 G. Davids 396 M. Sforcina 395 C. Brown 389 B. Chittick 389 P. Loxley Lewis 385 W. Shoobridge 384 M. Norris 381 Rama 374 G. Norris 326. Club contacts 02 6672 1465 and 0439 542 191.

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JANUARY 2011 Astronomical data and tides

Day of Sun Sun Moon Moon High tide, Low tide, month rise set rise set height (m) height (m) 1 S 0551 1947 0240 1657 0634,1.71; 1913,1.24 1325,0.40 2 S 0551 1947 0332 1756 0729,1.77; 2008,1.26 0047,0.48; 1417,0.33 3 M 0552 1947 0427 1850 0817,1.81; 2055,1.29 0138,0.47; 1503,0.29 4 T 0553 1947 0526 1939 0902,1.83; 2138,1.31 0225,0.46; 1545,0.28 5 W 0554 1947 0624 2021 0944,1.81; 2218,1.32 0309,0.46; 1623,0.28 6 T 0554 1948 0722 2059 1021,1.78; 2257,1.32 0350,0.47; 1700,0.30 7 F 0555 1948 0818 2133 1058,1.72; 2334,1.32 0430,0.49; 1733,0.34 8 S 0556 1948 0913 2204 1132,1.64 0510,0.53; 1806,0.38 9 S 0557 1948 1005 2234 0012,1.32; 1207,1.55 0550,0.57; 1839,0.42 10 M 0557 1948 1057 2303 0051,1.33; 1244,1.46 0635,0.61; 1914,0.46 11 T 0558 1948 1148 2333 0134,1.34; 1325,1.35 0724,0.66; 1952,0.51 12 W 0559 1948 1241 0223,1.35; 1415,1.25 0822,0.70; 2036,0.56 13 T 0600 1948 1335 0005 0316,1.37; 1515,1.17 0930,0.71; 2129,0.59 14 F 0601 1948 1431 0040 0413,1.41; 1629,1.12 1047,0.69; 2226,0.60 15 S 0601 1948 1528 0119 0511,1.47; 1741,1.13 1200,0.62; 2325,0.59 16 S 0602 1948 1627 0205 0606,1.56; 1844,1.17 1258,0.53 17 M 0603 1947 1725 0257 0657,1.66; 1936,1.23 0019,0.55; 1346,0.42 18 T 0604 1947 1820 0355 0745,1.77; 2024,1.30 0109,0.49; 1431,0.31 19 W 0605 1947 1911 0459 0832,1.87; 2110,1.37 0159,0.42; 1515,0.21 20 T 0606 1947 1957 0607 0918,1.94; 2156,1.44 0246,0.35; 1558,0.15 21 F 0606 1947 2039 0715 1005,1.97; 2242,1.49 0337,0.31; 1640,0.11 22 S 0607 1946 2118 0822 1052,1.93; 2330,1.53 0428,0.29; 1723,0.12 1140,1.84 23 S 0608 1946 2156 0929 0520,0.30; 1807,0.17 24 M 0609 1946 2233 1034 0019,1.56; 1230,1.70 0617,0.35; 1852,0.25 25 T 0610 1945 2312 1139 0111,1.41; 1322,1.53 0716,0.41; 1938,0.34 26 W 0611 1945 2354 1244 0206,1.57; 1420,1.36 0823,0.48; 2029,0.44 27 T 0612 1944 1348 0307,1.56; 1530,1.22 0939,0.53; 2127,0.52 28 F 0612 1944 0039 1450 0413,1.57; 1649,1.15 1100,0.54; 2232,0.57 29 S 0613 1943 0128 1550 0520,1.59; 1806,1.15 1216,0.50; 2338,0.57 30 S 0614 1943 0222 1645 0623,1.64; 1909,1.19 1318,0.44 31 M 0615 1942 0318 1735 0718,1.68; 1959,1.25 0037,0.56; 1407,0.38 All times Eastern Daylight Saving. Time lags: Ballina Boat Dock: 15 min; Byron Bay: nil; Brunswick River Highway Bridge: high 30 min, low 1 hr; Mullumbimby: 1 hr 10 min; Billinudgel: 3 hr 55 min; Chinderah: high 1 hr 30 min, low 2 hr; Terranora Inlet: high 2 hr 10 min, low 2 hr 25 min; Murwillumbah: high 2 hr 30 min, low 2 hr 50 min. Tides in bold indicate high tide of 1.7m or more and low tide of 0.3m or less. Data courtesy of the National Tidal Centre.

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FIREWOOD DELIVERIES - HONEST & RELIABLE Best rates & service in the Shire. Phone Matt 0427172684 DOUBLE HORSE FLOAT 1983, rego to September 2011, $3000. 66843726 OPEN HOUSE - PHONE 6684420 Mullumbimbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New & Used. Visit our new HUGE warehouse ďŹ lled with quality 2nd hand furniture. 22 Tincogan Street.

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Satsang Conscious Forum with Isira Saturday January 22, 2011 Isira shares words of Universal Truth for raising our consciousness and frequency. At this Satsang-Conscious Forum Isira will share insights and understandings on the core issues in our everyday and spiritual lives, so we can evolve consciously and transform and rebuild our lives with awareness. This sharing will include discourse, meditative practice and other tools.

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There will also be the opportunity to ask questions related to the sharing. Contribution $20.

COUNSELLING Ring Heather McClelland of Uki if seeking individual/couples counselling. Payment on sliding scale depending on income. Ph 66795603, 0423693744

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Yoga Teacher Training with Flo Fenton

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MAG WHEELS 17â&#x20AC;? ultra light racing, tyres with 70% tread, new $1700, sell $550. Ph Jay 0421485217 TOUGHENED GLASS 2 sheets 2.2x.82 $100 (both). 07 55905696, 0408740480 MULLUMBIMBY 2ND HAND Huge range of French doors, 4 panel doors, bi-fold doors, windows, Hardwood timber, VJ lining, all building materials, Ph 66843063 or 66841246

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TRIUMPH SPEED Triple 955i, 2001, black, Sept rego $6750ono. 66840235


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BYRON CENTRAL 200m to town, 300m to beach. Beautiful home with massive outdoor living area set in lush tropical garden. Share with 1 other. Must be clean & employed. No bills. $300pw long term preferred. Ph0416612312

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MOTOR VEHICLES SUBARU LIBERTY 1992, 235,000km, rego 4/11, second owner, good condition, $3400 ono. Ph 0434516659

PRIVATE 1880 acres, caves, cliffs, creeks, springs, lake, views, old trees, wildlife, cattle yards, large old home & sheds, 20 min to Casino NSW, $1,475,000. Open to selling smaller lots of 200+ acres. Ph Steve 66840400 PRIVATE 300 acres, springs, lake, cliffs, views, wildlife, large old home & sheds, pasture & forest, $575,000. Phone Steve 66840400

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TO LET BANORA POINT very private, f-f, house with character, avail mid Jan, suit quiet, respectable, professional couple $325pw. Ph 0409780225 FINGAL HEAD 1br unit, river views, $180pw. Ph 0755231130 UKI garden apartment, suit wkg sgl or cpl, $185pw. 66795603, 0423693744


PETS ADOPT A CAT from Animal Welfare League NSW. Phone 66844070 MINI / TOY POODLE / SHITZU 2 girls, 2 boys, $400 ono. Bella 66770162 BLACK KELPIE pups 6 wks, 4 females, mother red, father black good working dogs $150 ea Ph 66840122, 0439721408 FREE DOG to loving & energetic home 1yo female Dalmatian Border Collie X, very sweet, great with kids. 0402708328

INDUSTRIAL UNIT Byron Arts & Ind Est, 120sqm incl mezzanine, $325pw. Phone 66847609 or 0412221576

POSITIONS VACANT WARNING The Department of Fair Trading has warned people to be very careful about responding to advertisements offering work at home. Readers should be wary if asked to pay money upfront for employment opportunities and never send money to a post ofďŹ ce box. MODELS 18+ years required. Nude female for Picture and People magazines. No experience required. All shapes and sizes. Backpackers welcome. Good money. Professional accredited ACP photographer. Ph 0413627846

CAREER IN CHILDCARE Would you like to become a carer and work from home? Free training & ďŹ nancial support is provided, to enable you to provide accredited high quality care in a home environment. You will be supported by the largest scheme in NSW. Flexible hours. Childcare beneďŹ t available. Phone Northern Rivers Family Day Care for more info on 07 5536 1865.

Meg Meg is a slightly built girl, about knee high. She is friendly, people oriented and easy to train. She needs an owner prepared to continue her training. She really enjoys her foster home where she has another dog to play with. She was rescued from the Tweed pound just before giving birth to pups who have now been rehomed, now its her turn! She will cost $200. If you can offer her a permanent, caring home, please contact Yolana at the Friends of the Pound Adoption Information Booth on 07 5524 8590 or after hours on 02 6674 5110. Visit to view other pups, dogs and cats and kittens looking for permanent homes.

ONLY ADULTS SEDUCTIVE MASSAGE by attractive Australian. Ocean Shores. 0413034492 TOUCH OF JUSTINE Luscious massage & sensual touch. Thurs outcalls in Byron, Fri, Sat, 10am-6pm. Ph or txt 0407013347



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Mental health Families and carers of persons with a mental illness are invited to attend support meetings at Tweed Heads Library, Brett Street, Tweed Heads on the first and third Mondays of each month (no NSW public holidays). Tweed Valley Mental Health Carers is a network of experienced volunteers offering mutual support and inforTHE TWEED SHIRE

mation. Next meeting January 17 at 10am. Due to public holidays, this will be the only meeting for January. For info call 07 5598 6372.

Eyesight improvement The Tweed Heads Library is running a free information session at 10am on Tuesday, January 18, on improving your eyesight naturally, with Dede Callichy. Refreshments provided, all welcome. Bookings essential on 07 5569 3150.

U3a Tweed Coast Information Day Please come along and meet our Team Leaders and Management Committee to discuss class availability and enrolment for this year. A warm welcome is extended on Monday, January 17, 2011, 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall, 93 Phillip Street, Chinderah. Further information can be obtained from Margaret on 6672 5926 or Judi on 6674 2968.

Family history Tweed Gold Coast Family History & Heritage Association’s Research room will reopen at 10am (NSW time) on Tuesday January 11. If you

wish to trace your family history and don’t know where to begin come along to our room in the South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads. Research room is open Tuesday 10am to 7pm, Wed to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 9.30 to 3pm. Enquiries Noelene Magrath 07 5599 8939.

MRRA The next meeting for the Murwillumbah Ratepayers & Residents Association will be held at the Autumn Club, Tumbulgum Road on Monday January 17 at 7.30pm. Mr Danny Rose, a Planning and Infrastructure Engineer from Tweed Shire Council, will give a talk on the Tweed Valley Flood Plain Risk Management Study. Come along and voice your questions or concerns. All are welcome.

Murwillumbah and District Garden Club The first meeting of the Murwillumbah and District Garden Club for 2011 will be held on Monday, January 24 at 7pm in the Jesse Macmillian Hall, Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah. New members are most welcome. Come along and enjoy a chat and a cuppa. For more details contact President Len on 6672 2020.

Food giveaways New home for what was the food giveaway in Tweed, then temporarily at the PCYC, is now in their new home at 56 Caloola Drive, Tweed Heads West. Open on Mondays at 11.30am until 1.30pm NSW time. It is now run by Elevation Care and there will be plenty of food for struggling pensioners. Please bring your bags with you along with your pension or health care card. For more information ring 07 5507 6999.

Nashos The Gold Coast South-Twin Towns branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia will hold its general meeting on Sunday, January 16, at 11am DST in the Anzac Room, Twin Towns Services Club. New members welcome to attend. For info call John on 07 5535 2484.

Prostate awareness Prostate Awareness Twin Towns and Tweed Coast announce that our new meeting days are the third Friday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Friday January 21. The doors open at 9am NSW time; the meeting starts at 10pm at Tweed City Shopping Centre, in the community rooms (down the hallway,

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Holiday horse riding At Midginbil via Uki, for 8 to 14 year olds, from 1 to 4 days, 9am-4pm each day. For info call Vicky on 02 6679 7074 or 0429 070 100.

Justices of the Peace Justices of the Peace, Tweed Valley branch resumes duty at Tweed Centro on Tuesday, January 18, and at Tweed City on Thursday, January 20. For info call Margaret on 07 5599 2975.

Runners, walkers Twin Towns Runners and Walkers meet every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm (DST) Coolangatta beach front (opposite McDonald’s). All ages, all levels of fitness. Make friends, get fit. For info visit www. or phone 07 5599 1924. Murwillumbah on the Move walking group meets at the Information centre (Budd Park) at 6.50am

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Respite care All support group facilitators within the Tweed and Byron areas, are invited to a cooperative meeting to discuss common issues and problems, as well as to connect and network with each other. If you would like to participate please call Steve at Tweed Valley Respite on 02 6672 0900 or 0405 147 096, time and place yet to be decided.

Exit Exit International run meetings and workshops on end of life choices. If you wish to join or find out more information please ring Elaine on 0421 796 713.

Historical society Tweed Heads Historical Society’s research centre and Tweed River Museum are open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am- 4pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm (DST). Groups and schools by appointment. Friends of the Tweed River Regional Museum have produced a calendar featuring historical photographs from the museum collection, $10 each, call Liz on 02 6672 5660.

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Backburner More secret cables passing between Tweed Shire Council and other organisations, including the state government, have been intercepted by internet activists and leaked to The Echo. Our leaker, in grave peril of trumped-up charges by the governments of Australia, the USA and Sweden, says of the cables: ‘Every sentence is interlarded with opaque and unnecessary jargon, every opinion is guarded by multiple qualifications and every conclusion is covered with a thick gel of verbiage apparently designed to hinder intelligibility and nullify responsibility.’ Nothing new there then. QQQQ

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Maybe it’s something to do with scientists in the UK believing they can correlate people’s brain shapes with their political views. This is not a joke, promise. Their scans showed that conservative people have more tissue in the primitive backbrain area which is associated with emotional response, whereas left-leaning folk have less of that sort of tissue and more in the frontbrain neocortex where rational thought processes take place. Makes sense to Backburner. QQQQ

As we recently reported, a resident was taken aback when council supremo Mike Rayner told him a complaint about a derogatory comment by a councillor wouldn’t be investigated unless the complainant signed a so-called ‘confidentiality agreement’ promising not to go public with any details. The resident said he had never heard of a similar requirement by any other council and wondered why it was so. The new secrecy provisions are on top of the council’s amended media policy stopping councillors from making anything public unless it’s already been made public. QQQQ

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This striking photograph of the Natyashatki Dance Group was taken by Murwillumbah resident Robert Franzos. The group was performing as part of last month’s Hare Krishna Kuli Mela Festival or Kuli Fest at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre. Hundreds attended the festival, which is produced by children attending Hare Krishna schools.

us Corporate Services chief Troy Green slipped in the confidentiality requirement as an addendum report last March after complaint magnets, Joan van Lieshout and Katie Milne, named certain councillors who were leading the charge, claiming their accusers were trying to discredit them. Mr Green said people on the receiving end of complaints needed to sign a statement promising not to disclose any details as a protection for whistleblowers, but made no specific mention of complainants being required to do the same. Alleged problems with Tweed’s complaint handling process were highlighted by Liberal Party MLC Marie Ficarra who cited complaints against the two councillors as evidence of misuse of the complaints process. She used Parliament to accuse Kingscliff councillor Dot Holdom of being one of the leading players. QQQQ  Trying to get the kids out of the house, away from the TV? Tweed River Regional Art Gal-

lery’s annual school holiday creative workshops might just be the solution. The program, which got underway earlier this week, continues on Thursday with a grass animal workshop from 10am to 1.30pm. Children will have the opportunity to construct three-dimensional animals using a variety of grasses and other materials. A clay workshop will also be held next Wednesday (January 19), with children able to sculpt their favourite hero or villain. For more details contact the gallery on 02 6670 2790. QQQQ

For the country at heart, Cudgen Leagues Club is hosting the 16th annual Bull and Bronc Spectacular this Saturday (January 15). Some 80 competitors from across NSW and Queensland will take part in several events, including open bull ride and bareback bronc. Local group Round Mountain Girls will play at the club following the rodeo. The event raises funds for the Cabarita Beach Pony Club, as well as other local sporting clubs. It all gets under way at 6.30pm.

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As we went to press the Pacific, New England, Gwydir and Bruxner highways were all flooded at various points, and Brisbane was bracing for the worst. A Public Information Inquiry Centre for NSW has been opened to take calls from the public about the floodaffected areas in the north of the state. The number is 1800 227 228. For emergency flood and storm assistance contact the SES on 132 500 or visit their website au. Avoid unnecessary road travel and check closures with the RTA via au. Local info is also available through www.myroadinfo. which has input from seven local councils. QQQQ

In the NSW Parliament the Rev Fred Nile is praying for the people in Queensland suffering from this act of God. More immediate assistance can be given through au/floods/donate.html and many other sites.

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Tweed Echo – Issue 3.18 – 13/01/2011  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Tweed Shire in northern NSW, Australia.

Tweed Echo – Issue 3.18 – 13/01/2011  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Tweed Shire in northern NSW, Australia.