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The annual reading of the credits The Echo was produced and distributed by the following people over the past year. Thanks to all and apologies for any inadvertent omissions. Anara Carroll, Andrew Geohegan, Angela Cornell, Brefney Ruhl, Brendan Dudgeon, Brian Mollet, Carmel Chetcuti, Carmen Iredale, Carolyn Sandgren, Cath Hughes, Connor Thompson, Coral Wheatley, David and Joyce Holliday, David Lovejoy, Don Coutts, Dylan Crisp, Errol Beaumont, Eve Jeffery, Felicity Gaze, the late Geoff Williams, Georgina Legg, Geraldine Searles, Glen Schaefer, Hans Lovejoy, Helen Luna, Ian Rogers, Jack Watson, Jackie Onassid, Jaden Forman, Jane Schneider, Jann Gilbert, Jasmine Coutts, Jeff Buchan, Jeff Campbell, Jeff Dawson, Jennifer Dallimore, Jennifer McMahon, Jenny and Blake Mazzer, Jo and Wayne Stubbins, John Campbell, Julie Jarvie, Karen MacCrae, Kathleen Webster, Katie Dailhau, Kay Wearne, Kaytlin Campbell, Kelly Raison, Ken Burgess, Kimberley Phelps, Lachlan Stubbins, Lilith Rochas, Louise Beaumont, Lynne Adams, Mandy Nolan, Mandy Thane, Margaret and Alan Serone, Margaret Cox, Margo Sutton, Marie Clibbins, Marj Davey, Marnie Carroll, Mary Gardner, Michael Johnson, Michael Kelly-Gleeson, Michael McDonald, Michael Phelps, Molly Schneider, Mungo MacCallum, Peter Couldwell, Peter Thiel, Philip Salfield, Rangi-Marie Ferguson, Ray Draper, Roger Collinson, Sam Williams, Sandra Whibberley, Shamiren Carroll, Sheila Kenney, Simon Haslam, Stephen Gort, Steve Berriman, Steve Drummond, Tas and Tracey Lindsay, Thales Vieira, Tony Sinclair, Vicki Burke, Victoria Cosford, Wendy Fleming, Wendy Lovejoy, Wendy Ward, Ziggi Browning, Zubin Henner.

Holiday Contents Mungo MacCallum ...................................................12 Letters ...................................................................13-17 Articles ..................................................................18-35 The Echo’s Twelve Days of Christmas.................36-48 Seven Entertainment...........................................49-81 Sport .....................................................................82-85 Service Directory ..................................................86-89 Classified Advertising ........................................ 90--98 Real Estate ......................................................... 99-111

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Eve Jeffery Twenty-four stallholders and 600 shoppers and well wishers gathered at New Brighton last Tuesday to celebrate the official opening of the North Byron Farmers Market. Under heavily overcast skies the market still managed a wonderful carnival atmosphere with the typical market clumps of gossiping humans and a performance from the Ocean Shores Peas Choir. Stalls provided a wide range of produce from honey and nuts to an abundance of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies. Much of what was on offer was organic and prices were very competitive. ‘Everyone is really excited to be here,’ said market goer Annaleis, ‘there are a lot of people who live up this end

of the shire and everyone is pleased to finally have this market.’ The market was officially opened by Mayor Jan Barham, and members of the steering committee spoke about the tireless effort of all those who were determined to make the market a reality. Several stallholder s remarked on the friendliness of the shoppers. Michelle Clarke from Bangalow Coffee also noticed a sense of gratitude. ‘People have made it known that they really appreciate us being here. It is a long awaited event and now that it’s happening everyone is really enjoying it.’ The markets will not be held at Christmas and New Years Day and will be resuming on Tuesday January 8.

New yoga standards on way Fitness Australia and Yoga Teachers Association of Australia (YTAA) in a significant move to set minimum standards for training and qualifications of their practitioners, have agreed to work together on a range of areas affecting yoga in the fitness

industry. Fitness Australia hopes to introduce a new registration category called ‘Yoga Instructor’ in early 2008. For more information, go to the Fitness Australia website www.fitness.org.au orYTAA on www.yogateachers.asn.au.

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The Mullumbimby and Byron Bay Echo offices will close at 5pm Tuesday December 18. Both offices will reopen at 9am on Thursday December 27. The next edition of the Byron Shire Echo will be dated Tuesday January 1, 2008 and distributed on January 2. Bookings for this edition will be taken on Thursday and Friday, December 27-28. Classified bookings will be taken as normal until 1pm on Monday, December 31. Display ad deadline for classifieds is noon on that day. If you wish to send material to us over the holiday period fax 6684 1719 or email press releases and letters to editor@echo.net. au and ad bookings and copy to adcopy@echo.net.au.

Local growers Ian, Jessie (back), Heather and Donna with Mayor Jan Barham at the opening of the North Byron Farmers Market.

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Aiming for a safe NYE in the Bay Jann Gilbert The Byron Bay New Years Eve Safety Committee is looking forward to welcoming the whole community to its New Year’s celebrations. Mayor Jan Barham believes that the committee has done a great job of turning the event around to embrace families and a whole of community approach. ‘Each year we try to broaden the type of activities offered to include wider sections of the community,’ says Cr Barham. ‘This year the committee has organised a special senior citizens afternoon tea to include and acknowledge the older members of our community. What’s been really great is that everyone is beginning to feel as though it’s their town again. I’ve had so many comments from locals and visitors saying that they really appreciate the family and community approach. It sets the tone for the whole summer.’ The Safety Committee has ensured there’s an activity for everyone and, through the support of Byron United, has scheduled two laser light

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shows during the evening in place of the usual fireworks (a fact that will have most domestic and native animals heaving a huge sigh of relief). ‘Apart from the restrictions of a total fireban, fireworks aren’t exactly environmentally friendly,’ says Cr Barham. ‘And we’ve got some great laser light talent in the area. We’d be crazy not to show it off.’

Alcohol Prohibited Zones will be in place, which incorporates all streets in the CBD and the beachfront. Road closures from Lawson Street to the beachfront will apply from 6am on Monday December 31. Inspector Greg Jago of Byron Bay Police says they are planning on a visible presence to ensure that celebrations are safe and

orderly, and that the Alcohol Prohibited Zones are observed. ‘We’ll have additional police rostered on to assist with making the celebration of New Years Eve the familyoriented event that Council intends it to be. The focus will be on enforcing the alcohol prohibition throughout the CBD and dealing with any anti-social behaviour,’ says Inspector Jago

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Group wanted to manage Mullum civic hall Byron Shire Council is looking for a volunteer committee to manage the renovated Mullumbimby Civic Hall. The group will kick off in February/March next year. Out of this group will hopefully come a volunteer activity/event coordinator as well. Cr Peter Westheimer said, ‘I’m very excited now that work has started and look forward to the new aspects of the hall including a sprung floor, more flexible staging, new kitchen, dressing room,

electrics, awning and landscaping. This icon of the shire will live again. ‘I anticipate the committee being able to begin to take bookings by April.’ The purpose of the committee is to provide a multifunction, multi-purpose facility in accordance with community needs; reinstate the Civic Hall as a focal point for community events and activities; successfully market the facility to all potential users (eg website, advertising); implement a

tiered schedule of charges that maximises income from commercial activities while providing an affordable venue for community events; generate sufficient income to cover ongoing maintenance of, and future improvements to, the hall; develop a plan for future upgrades and improvements over and above the initial refurbishment (eg lighting, sound system, projection facilities); and develop an ongoing management plan for the hall.

Check out Council’s website for nominations forms, committee guidelines and terms of reference. Information regarding nomination forms will be in Council’s block newspaper advertising between December 20 and the January 31. Contact Gail or Jean on 6626 7000. The hall’s very extensive refurbishment and upgrade are under way and is set to finish by mid 2008. Crs Westheimer and Ray Kestle have been involved in the process.

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Suffolk ‘Santa’ makes skate comp a reality Story & photo Jann Gilbert The generosity of the human spirit (and pocket) in the face of adversity is at times staggering. An anonymous donor to the Northern Rivers Community Fund (NRCF) has responded to the recent problems at Suffolk Park by donating $30,000 to the NRCF as a flow-through donation over the next three years. The funds are specifically for projects that benefit the Suffolk Park community and create some positive publicity and outcomes for youth in the area. In order to make the most of the donation NRCF Project Manager Megan Edwards approached Paul Spooner, the Director of Byron Youth Service (BYS), and Belle Arnold, Youth Activities Centre (YAC) Coordinator with Byron Shire Council. Belle came up with the idea of a skate competition as a means of providing positive recognition of the skills of young people in the Suffolk Park area, and developing a code of conduct for the Skate Park at Baywood Chase. Belle wants to include young people in the creation and implementation of the

Board Riders Association which has the potential to unite and celebrate the skills of young men and women from across the region.’ Megan Edwards says the NRCF is very excited about the project and looks forward to working with Belle and Paul to make the Skate Competition project a reality. ‘This is the first flowthrough fund that the NRCF has managed,’ says Megan. ‘Most people donate to the NRCF’s Local Giving Fund, which uses the interest from the principle invested. However this donation is given directly to BYS to assist with the administration of the project. It’s really exciting for NRCF to be a part of something that supports the Suffolk Park community in this From left, Megan Edwards, Paul Spooner and Belle Arnold with way.’ skater, Travis Osborne, about to lift off. Paul Spooner from BYS skate competition project in ‘Having this commitment says, ‘The project has the order to encourage their to continue the funding potential to bring people ‘ownership’ of the event and over three years means we together around an imporObligation free quotes. their positive involvement. can really make the project tant community issue. By The project also incorpo- work,’ says Belle. ‘It will facilitating this approach the rates the creation of a local help us get it off the ground NRCF is fulfilling a vital role skateboarding magazine until it can become self- in our region. So let’s bring using the talented young funding through sponsor- on the skaters!’ women photographers from ships. It also means that we Enquiries about the projthe YAC to capture some of may be able to work towards ect can be directed to BYS the images of skaters. developing a Regional Skate or the YAC.

Residents discuss concerns over Suffolk Park DA At a meeting of the Suffolk Park Progress Association on Thursday December 13, dozens of residents expressed their concerns regarding a development application for the vacant land on Broken Head Roadd next to the BP service station. Amongst their concerns were: • the impact on flood prone land from drainage; the land currently acts as a

reservoir for stormwater from Byron Hills and surrounding areas; • the impact on Tallow Creek, especially downstream, of pollutants and potential flooding; • traffic management: proximity to roundabout plus proposed traffic islands to direct traffic would mean congestion problems; • visual impact of buildings two storeys high, plus of

a design/style ‘not fitting for the village feel of Suffolk Park; and not designed to be ecologically sustainable, eg. with the use of renewable energy sources’; • floor plan size (78 sqare metres per two bedroom unit) makes for too high a density living; • contradicts current DCP aim of ‘promoting social and economic welfare of the community by providing

housing choices’; as well as not providing much needed affordable housing for the area; and • impact on flora/fauna not sufficiently addressed; wildlife corridor will be affected by that number of inhabitants. Residents were urged to send in submissions to Council. For further information see www.suffolkparkprogressassociation.org.

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An elegant aid to cool the planet Story & photo Lou Beaumont Not all carbon offsetting companies were created equal. Daniel Harper, creator of new local business Coolplanet, has developed an elegant aid to lessen our individual impacts on global warming. As well as being a provider of renewable energy, Coolplanet allows people to heighten their awareness of global warming and then offset their personal emissions through the purchasing of carbon credits. To Daniel it’s not about just offsetting and forgetting, it’s more about ďŹ nding the awareness in how we live and therefore reducing our impact in the ďŹ rst place – which is reflected in the company’s catchphrase ‘awareness and action on global warming’. Harper believes carbon offsetting is really for those aspects of our lives where emissions can’t be avoided. People must live, travel and work but now they can do all they need and be carbon neutral too – awareness ďŹ rst, then action. Daniel told The Echo, ‘Carbon offsetting gives people a way to compensate for their personal impact on the planet as a result of everyday living but prevention will always be better than cure. Coolplanet was launched as a response to the inescapable reality that climate change is a direct threat to our planet and needs to be addressed with the utmost urgency.’ After the birth of his son Koan, now 8 months, Daniel set about creating an immediate way to positively change what he saw as the primary

Mandy Nolan has plenty of women, but is looking for blokes over 60 for her ‘Shooting from My Hip Replacement’ comedy workshop. This highly successful workshop which Mandy has previously held in Caloundra is now being held on the North Coast for a Seniors Week event to reect the values of positive ageing. The standup comedy event will provide a group of twelve performers, six each from Lismore and Byron Shires, an opportunity to perform their routine on stage as part of the Big Joke Comedy Festival on Febru-

ary 14, and then again as part of Seniors Week on April 7-8.The comedy workshop rehearsals are being held at a venue soon to be conďŹ rmed on January 28, 29 and 30, 2008 between 9am and 3pm. The venue will be wheelchair accessible, airconditioned and have parking available. Morning tea will be provided and assistance is available with transport if required. Places are limited, so register now by phoning Ellen on 0419 166 852 or email mandy@mandynolan.com. au or call Mandy on 6684 3443.

Tree-hugging Daniel Harper, creator of Coolplanet, with his son Koan.

threat to his son’s future. ‘Having Koan made me reevaluate everything. I wanted to create something that would most greatly beneďŹ t him and future generations in the long run. Global warming is by far the greatest threat to his future.’ Quite deliberately, Harper’s company does not include tree planting among its carbon offset options, unlike about 90% of other offset groups. He believes while tree planting is only positive, it can take up to 100 years for one tree to absorb the carbon it is meant to be offsetting. Coolplanet’s offset options are more immediate and an ongoing investment into emission reduction technologies of the future. Coolplanet is the only carbon offset company where customers can choose which projects to support and thus

how they will offset. Offset options are intentionally diverse, giving customers wider choice while supporting a wide range of alternative technoliges.They include carbon credits from green projects such as renewable energy, agricultural emission reduction, landďŹ ll gas aring, and energy efficient lighting. And for the sceptics, Coolplanet ensures the highest standard by only purchasing carbon credits that have been accredited by recognised national and international standards. Harper looks forward to Rudd fulďŹ lling his promise to regulate the carbon offset industry to make it easier for buyers of carbon credits to know what they are getting. ‘People want to know their money is going to the right places. We try to make our business as transparent as

Govt gives funding for secondhand trail The NSW government is assisting the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce to develop a new tourism trail, the Old and Gold Secondhand Trail. Around 40 businesses selling antiques, secondhand furniture, collectibles, clothes, books, old wares

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and building materials from all the towns and villages between Tweed Heads and Ballina and out to Lismore, will be included on the trail. The Department of State and Regional Development will fund research and development of the trail, includ-

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possible. The credits we currently stock are approved by either Greenhouse Friendly, Green Power, the NSW Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme or Agcert. ‘This independant veriďŹ cation of projects is essential in making sure that an abatement project is making permanent greenhouse gas reductions that help fight global warming. In turn we register our credits with the applicable registries so there is no double counting. We are essentially the broker linking the customer to the carbon credits so it is up to us to ensure the companies are doing what they say they are doing.’ A visit to the Coolplanet website is an enjoyable and informative one. Learn about carbon offsetting and how it works, download a PDF of sustainable living tips, and read about the valuable projects that provide Coolplanet and its customers with carbon credits. Individuals, families and businesses can calculate emissions from their car, home, ofďŹ ce, ights, events or general living with Coolplanet’s simple calculator. You can even buy carbon credit vouchers for Christmas. Visit www.coolplanet. com.au or call 6680 8242.

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Shores tappers dance offstage The Ocean Shores Lady Golfers bade a bittersweet farewell to one of their long time institutions last week. For twenty-six years the Lyn Murray Dancers, formerly known as the Ocean Shores Tappers, have entertained the lady members of the golf club, but now it’s time for the group to hang up their leotards and have a well earned rest. Lyn Murray and Hazel Sorrell started the group as bit of fun in 1981 as entertainment for the Christmas party for the lady golfers. Soon the talents of the group proved very popular with audiences, and they found themselves dancing for other community groups such as Coolamon Villa, The Hospital Auxiliary and Pine Haven Nursing Home to name a few. ‘Some of the girls had never danced before,’ said artistic director and producer Lyn Murray. ‘We started off doing a few small skits and a song or two and it somehow grew into 20

minute shows. With each performance we raised the bar just that little bit and we have reached a really high standard.’ Lyn, who started dancing when she was four and was the director of a dancing school in Sydney, has had to go into retirement due to her upcoming knee surgery. ‘I need a new knee and some of the girls have bad backs and other injuries so we are calling it quits. The idea has always been that it’s not about being a great dancer but about having fun, and we’ve had lots of that, but now we need a rest.’ The final performance at this year’s Christmas party at the Ocean Shores Country Club, involved exerpts from the ‘Menopause Musical’ and a selection of tap numbers. The ladies took their final bow to a standing ovation from the lady golfers. When The Echo asked Lyn if there would be an encore performance she was noncommital. ‘The thing is

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Byron High students and business work together Byron businesses are getting behind a student enterprise to encourage closer links between the business community and school students. It was an election promise of newly elected Captain Molly Lewis that she would seek discounts for Byron Bay High School students from local businesses. Student Representative Council coordinator, teacher Jim Richardson, said that it was great to see an interesting concept initiated by a student and followed through so effectively. ‘There’s hope for the future if our young leaders can deliver on promises like this,’ he said. Molly, together with Vice Captain Bianca Shaw, approached Byron United President Diana Liptrot, who was quite supportive, and then visited around 60

businesses in Byron’s main shopping area. The student body is very excited at the positive response and the number of businesses which have already offered more than the suggested 10% discount. ‘I hope my fellow students will support these businesses as well as they are supporting us,’ said Molly. Bianca Shaw said that she

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Dances with pollies: the book David Lovejoy ‘This is a time to get pissed and dance in the street,’ proclaimed Mungo MacCallum at the end of his book launch last week. New Labor MP Janelle Saffin and new Labor Minister Justine Elliott smiled nervously, aware of their new responsibilities as high-profile politicians unable to express any natural human feeling. The rest of the room roared appreciatively and set off to follow Mungo’s suggestion, although the average age of those assembled for the ceremony rendered the second part of the agenda a bit problematic. The launch of Poll Dancing: the Story of the 2007 Election took place at the Byron Bay Community Centre on Friday evening. Northern Star editor Russell Eldridge welcomed ‘contributors to John Howard’s super fund’, and reminded us that ‘we’re burying Caesar, not praising him’. Then he introduced Justine Elliott. The MP for Richmond noted the contrast in atmosphere between this event and Mungo’s last election book in 2004 and thanked him for being ‘a guiding light throughout the last eleven dark years’. She

also said mysteriously that she had collected stories about Mungo which she hadn’t used at the 2004 book launch and couldn’t use now either. Mayor Jan Barham was the official launcher and she explained that the book in her hand was the first hard copy she had seen. She had been preparing for her duties by trying to read the electronic file and had not quite

been able to finish it in the time. (Mungo later remarked that he wasn’t sure he had finished writing it either.) Nevertheless, the Mayor had made judicious selections from the book and read them out to great applause. In reply Mungo said he was relieved that the rest of the country had finally caught up with the political bubble that is Byron Shire; political evolution can be

Mia makes it to Art Express swift after all, as was shown by the events of the past year. He remained impressed by new PM Kevin Rudd and hopeful that the enormous damage Howard had done to the body politic was not irreparable. Instead of drinking or jiving I spent the night reading Poll Dancing and I recommend it. The book relates the political events of the momentous year between Rudd becoming ALP leader and prime minister, a campaign diary written in an easy, conversational style with plenty of jokes. As Jan noted, the front bar of the Billinudgel pub is evoked from time to time like a Greek chorus to put the plain man’s view. Plenty of perspective too from Janette Hyacinth Bucket Howard. The last chapter was written after the actual election of course and it is a tribute to Mungo’s professionalism and the speed of Black Inc’s printers that it is available as a Christmas gift for the political tragic in your life. In fact, the accessible style and plentiful humour means that it would be a useful introduction to Australian federal politics for anyone, even your non-political great aunt in Ocean Shores.

Mullumbimby High School student Mia Robinson has had her HSC art major work accepted into the NSW Art Express exhibition. The hugely popular exhibition, held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney early in the new year, features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the NSW HSC exams in Visual Arts.

Mia, a focused and articulate student, created fantastical clothing made of vast expanses of handcrafted felted material from designs inspired by fairy folklore (pictured above). Her mother Denise Robinson told The Echo, ‘We took a felting workshop and she literally has not stopped felting since.’ Mia’s talent is obvious and her place in the Art Express well deserved.


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Big challenges ahead One of the biggest challenges of the New Year and beyond will be dealing with the issue of climate change and its impact on humans and wildlife everywhere, though there is some hope in the USA reluctantly agreeing to follow the Bali ‘roadmap’. While governments ďŹ ddle, we at least can take some steps to get off the energy treadmill. There are selďŹ sh reasons for this, too. You can hardly expect the planned sell-off of the NSW power companies to decrease the price of electricity. Running a house off solar panels is not as expensive as it used to be, and is likely to become an increasingly attractive option. The diminishing stock of oil will also make hybrid options in cars more essential, not to mention the trend to electric bicycles charged from a wall socket. Regardless of the effect of human activity on climate change, the effect of human activity on humans is another solid reason to consume less resources. Populations will continue to grow and the western idyll of unlimited goodies will come eventually to an end. In the meantime seeking that idyll come the new powerhouses of India and China. DeďŹ nitely our future is tied to China in particular and its inuence in the region and on the world’s economy. Tied too are we to antiquated systems: despite its adoption of high technology, the speculative nature of international ďŹ nance is a cruel and clumsy, if not insane, method of dealing with resources and people’s wellbeing. Those with money smarts proďŹ t at the expense of the actual resource providers such as farmers; this is not sustainable. The most antiquated systems are those which pertain to belief. They help to endanger life on Earth as well as the civic good: fundamentalism which excuses the plunder of the planet because of the promise of an imagined afterlife, and which demands respect for customs which y in the face of human decency and the constraints of common law, is anathema. If the human species is to survive it must shuck off much of its past and reinvent itself. Old, divisive loyalties must give way to a practical care for the Earth which sustains us, and which will destroy us if we lack the foresight to change.

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hen the Australian delegation received a standing ovation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, it was primarily an acknowledgement that at last after six long years, the world’s greatest per capita polluter had agreed to ratify the Kyoto protocol. This was indeed a cause for celebration. But underlying it was an even more important change: Australia, after a long absence, was ready to rejoin the planet. The prodigal had returned to the family of nations. There had been a time, some twelve years ago, when Australia’s status as a good international citizen was taken for granted. We were a willing partner to United Nations conventions and an eager participant in the processes of the world body. We had, in our small way, taken a leading role in the disarmament process, particularly with regard to nuclear and chemical warfare. We had pressed for genuine free trade on a world-wide basis, rather than making special deals with individual countries. By and large we would side with what was broadly called the West when it came to voting in the General Assembly, but we certainly could not be taken for granted; we had not been afraid to break with our great and powerful friends when our own interests, whether material or moral, were at stake. We were, in other words, a small to medium player, but an enthusiastic and sometimes very effective one; in international affairs, it could truly be said that we frequently punched above our weight. Not that we said it; we didn’t need to. We had nothing to prove to our critics.

But in 1996 all that changed. John Howard’s government effectively abandoned both internationalism and multilateralism. Well before September 11, 2001, Australia had become bound hand and foot to the United States, slavishly supporting Washington’s every whim. And of course, after George Bush proclaimed the War on Terror, any remaining pretence of independence vanished. The low point came when we joined the United States and a handful of its client states to vote against a motion outlawing torture. Given that Howard was perfectly prepared to surrender Australian citizens to torture, this may have been realistic. But this hardly made it less horrible.

the last. We were very, very, good little allies, they gushed; no-one was rated higher in the White House. It was at this stage that Howard and his even more absurd foreign minister, Alexander Downer, started talking defiantly about Australia’s exalted status in the world. And the phrase ‘punching above our weight’ gained currency. What they meant was that when they went to Washington, they were treated very politely indeed. And it wasn’t only them: scores of opinion leaders, including a large number of News Ltd journalists, joined the junkets and were heavily duchessed in the process.They returned starry eyed, to write recited articles about how much Australians were loved.

The change of government has been of immense interest in the region, and just how Australia sees its role will be watched very closely. by Mungo MacCallum The Americans were prepared to reward our subservience, at least according to their lights. We were given precedence in negotiating a bilateral trade agreement, which was called ‘free’ but actually involved a large price; and funnily enough, it turned out to be far more favourable to the American side than to the Australian, but that’s how the cookie crumbles. When you have a lap dog, you don’t have to treat it as an equal, just as long as you tickle its tummy occasionally. And the Americans certainly did that. A constant stream of seemingly important persons was shipped out, each more grateful than

They seldom acknowledged that the love did not spread far beyond the sphere of inuence of the United States – admittedly a decent chunk of the globe, but by no means all of it, and in particular not the bit where we happen to live. Howard insisted that this was ďŹ ne because we also got on really well with Asia; what he actually meant was that Asia, and especially China and Japan, really enjoyed buying Australian goods at bargain prices, especially coal and iron ore. This was lucky, because Australia had lots of coal and iron ore, and the commercial relationship blossomed.

But with Australian politics tied so closely to the United States, it could never be much more than a commercial relationship, and all the worst fears of our neighbours were conďŹ rmed when Bush, apparently trying to help, described Howard as his deputy sheriff in the region. Then Howard, not to be outdone, embraced Bush’s doctrine of preemptive strikes against countries suspected of harbouring terrorists and the pattern of invariably voting with Washington in the UN (and usually against our Asian neighbours) became established. It was clear to anyone able to listen that Australia saw its own interests as utterly subservient to those of the United States – the word ‘puppet’ was hardly an exaggeration. In global political terms, Australia had simply become irrelevant. For this reason alone, the change of government has been of immense interest in the region, and just how Australia sees its role in the next few months will be watched very closely. Rudd’s afďŹ nity for America is well attested; on the other hand his association with China goes well beyond just ogging them stuff and his general affection for Asia is obvious. There is a genuine opportunity for Australia to resume its role as an intermediary, an honest broker who is a friend of both sides and a servant of neither. Bali was a good start; it can be argued that the US would never have given so much ground if Australia had not already shifted. In the days to come, it might again become possible to travel overseas without having to apologise for our government.

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The way we were In response to the letter from Arthur Andrews and Sally Tansley. Mullum had its own hydroelectric power supply. It’s still there. It was taken over by Northern Rivers County Council against the wishes of the shire when we were forced to amalgamate with Byron Shire. Mullumbimby had its own council, own water and electricity and a library voted the best small town one in the state. You could put a package on the train at 4.30pm today and collect same from Strathfield Station in Sydney at 8am next morning. You could ride your horse crosscountry everywhere and the farmers were thankful when you told them of a cow in the bog or one having trouble calving or a broken fence etc. Every week we rode across the heath to Byron Bay and back and never harmed a twig or saw an animal hurt or anyone eaten by a carpet snake. It seems the more people that come the more muddled it all becomes and the more messed up it becomes the more we call it progress. W B Crompton

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Byron Shire Council has been fumbling around for a decade trying to get its Local Environmental Plan (LEP) together. Now it is evident that it will not be completed within the life of this Council. Once again this community is to be denied the opportunity to have a say on future development in Byron Shire. Though this community still has a chance to direct development through a Growth Management Strategy – if Council can be forced to prepare one. At the start of this year the NSW Government’s Far North Coast Regional Strategy identified a 2,600 dwelling target for Byron Shire from 2006 till 2031. Council is required to pre-

pare a Growth Management Strategy to address urban and rural settlement, as well as commercial, retail, industrial and tourism development, and detail through ten year staging programs and five year priority areas how its dwelling target will be achieved. Of course this is a fundamental requirement for the LEP. One of the intents of the Regional Strategy is to limit development pressures on the coast. To achieve this the strategy effectively establishes a target for Byron Shire of 624 new dwellings east of the highway in its first ten year staging program. Despite this, for the coast, Council is on track to exceed its ten year target in the

Regional Strategy’s first year and to surpass the 25 year target within the next few years. Council continues to negotiate with developers over major new developments while refusing to prepare the required Growth Management Strategy. It is time to stop ad hoc development and secret backroom deals. Wherever you live in Byron Shire, if you want a say on development near you please contact your councillors and tell them to ensure the required Growth Management Strategy is prepared immediately and exhibited to give you your right to have a say.

hundreds of folk to drop in have a cuppa and a sandwich, and someone to talk to. The cuppa and sandwich is basic no frills but is a lifeline for many. The centre is facing a crisis now in that it will not have the funds to offer this most basic humanitarian service let alone being able to offer a little extra to celebrate Christmas. Meeting people at the centre and hearing their stories makes you realise that life’s circumstances can push people to the edge that in the main it is beyond their control. It has brought home to me how precarious life can be and how easily anyone of us can tip over the edge. I am asking everyone who reads this letter to consider donating to the Centre to enable the outreach work to continue. All donations are tax deductible. Christmas is a time of joy, holidays, gifts and catching up. Our donation will make it possible for those ‘other people’ to share also. Happy Christmas.

11, feeling sorry for all those humans he mentioned who benefit from Splendour in the Grass. Dan, I didn’t read in your letter anywhere that you feel sorry for, firstly, the fauna and flora, and secondly, the humans being impacted upon surrounding the area of Yelgun and beyond. Do you feel sorry for them, Dan?

constructive followup pointless. Anyway, police money is better spent on deterrence programs that show aggressive telephone stalkers how simple it is to trace and identify them. After the initial shock, I started thinking about those other festival supporters who are being bullied and abused. Many supporters, like myself, derive great enjoyment, income opportunities and cultural expansion from the Splendour product. I am proud of what that product represents to our youth, our community, the international music industry and Byron as a globally marketable tourist destination. This is the perspective that led to verbal attacks via anonymous, abusive phone calls to my home. By default, my unfortunate experience of small town lunacy does nothing to serve the anti-festival bandwagon. In this case, a separatist cult of spineless rednecks placed irrational motivations above their goal and made another mockery of the collective campaign.

There is much to celebrate living in this part of the world; with a new energised government and Christmas upon us. But it is also a reality that there are many in our community who don’t have a lot to celebrate due to life circumstances. The Mullumbimby ComRhonda Ansiewicz munity Centre services a Federal wide section of our community. It meets urgent needs of people who are vulnerable, Less than splendid mentally ill or doing it tough. This is in the reply to Dan The centre offers a place to Bode’s letter of November

Paul Brecht

Mullumbimby Q Last week my letter supporting Splendour in the Grass was published in The Echo. As a result, a couple of people with opposing views thought it appropriate to call my home, verbally abuse and threaten me. I would like to draw your attention to these cowards. My letter focussed entirely on the value of Splendour as a culturally and economically significant product. It also indicated that some opponents were attempting to morally blemish the festival. I find it absurd that these individuals were driven to attack me in my place of residence. Unfortunately they also lacked the social etiquette to formally introduce themselves. This makes

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Back on the trail To recent letters critical of the community trail/bridlepath proposal I would like to make the following responses. Anyone who has conducted research properly, Dr Morrisey, would know that the map indicating proposed trails was a map of trails to be explored, not a final proposal. It is not possible for NHAG or anyone else to properly assess a trail’s suitability (where the location is not obvious) without either the adjacent landowners assistance or the presence of a departmental officer. Clearly not all trails on the map are suitable. If Dr Morrisey and Judy Macdonald had read my letter with a little more objectivity they would have understood that what I said was that the trail and Landcare

plantings were not incompatible. Meaning that where a Landcare group had wished to plant out a reserve that was intended for use as a trail there need not be a conflict of use. To suggest that the trail would somehow compete with funds for other Landcare groups is somewhat left field. I have, by the way, planted over 12,000 trees in this shire without a cent of government funding. My statement that NHAG was willing to maintain the trail when ‘off road’ is not unrealistic. We already do it. I would point out, however, that all sporting and recreation groups are entitled to expect state and local government support in addition to club fundraising. Finally, to Wal and Barbara Campbell, we would happily explore the reserve adjacent to your property with you, just as we have

done already with numerous other landholders. We apologise for not having being able to meet with everybody to date but we are a volunteer group who have jobs and farms to attend to and we are faced with a situation where the Department of Lands is under pressure from the state bean counters to sell off the crown reserves as fast as possible. We believe that community use as a trail where appropriate is a more valuable long term asset for a community looking to the future. It should also be pointed out that the final trail location will have been submitted to the Department of Lands by the time this letter goes to print.

is time for the people of the Northern Rivers to stand up as a region in protecting our producers and consumers from the contamination to our crops and food that the lifting of the ban on GM will deliver. I call upon all the local councils that make up the Northern Organisation Region of Councils (NOROC) to conduct a poll within their shire boundaries to determine the level of support or opposition to GM crops. If the result is, as expected, a vast majority is opposed then I call on these councils to proclaim themselves GM free and for signs to be placed on the shire edges. Furthermore I call on NOROC to organise a border Mac Nicolson check to turn away any transNorth Ocean Shores ported grain that cannot demonstrate it is GM free. Oppose GM crops Only when the people of Once again our state govern- the regions of this state continued overleaf ment has let us down and it

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New habits I remember reading in 1976 that Australians used toilet paper at a rate of 320 kilometres/hour. (That’s a fast wipe). Thirty-one years later recycled paper is still not universal. But even better than recycled toilet paper would be using water (and washing one’s hand). In a squatting position water can be poured from any container onto one’s hand to clean oneself. Those who baulk at squatting on the rim could install a floor level toilet a la India, or a hose a la Iran, or blocks to make the knees higher than the bottom, or a bidet a la France. Many cultures have wiped their bottoms with their left hand and washed it well afterwards and suffered no ill effects. It’s such a strong cultural thing now that it’s hard to change, but the environment is needing cultural changes rather soon. Often it is a case of ‘coming out’ and declaring to our peers that we care enough to change our national habits, starting a new culture.

Also useful would be avoiding paper towels, tissues and, for the Christmas season, an even harder cultural habit to break, wrapping paper. ‘Surprise!’ – an unwrapped present. The time saved on wrapping and unwrapping could be spent making up silly ditties (with music) to sing to, or about, people who still wrap their presents and wipe their bottoms at breakneck speed. Ian Knowles

Mullumbimby

Youth diet Re Suffolk Park youth violence: if we feed our children a nightly fare of violence as entertainment, what might we expect? Deborah Lilly

Mullumbimby

Trolley shemozzle I agree with Tony Parker (Letters, December 11) re the ignorance of Bi-Lo and Woolworths in respect to the tidiness of our communities, but we can’t put the blame solely on them. We in the so-called ‘green’ shire are being taken for a ride (if you’ll excuse the pun) by at least two big businesses, compared to one of our neighbouring ‘prodevelopment’ shires Tweed, which has an Aldi supermarket with a $2 trolley fee refunded on return. This is a very simple solution to a problem that has been around Byron

for years. Anyone can see that the Aldi system works, so I can’t understand why we don’t take it on here. Through ignorance, selfishness and/or stupidity we see our own residents and visitors park (dump) trolleys anywhere between the supermarket and home (but notice, never left outside their own place). Hitting residents in the hip pocket often gets the message home. Even kids could get a touch of positive community spirit and even a bit of income by collecting the trolleys and returning them. I urge you to contact your supermarket and get the message over that we want a tidy neat environment to live in, not a terrible trolley tip.

Think before getting a pet Every year the RSPCA faces the huge task of dealing with the fallout from Australia’s pet overpopulation problem, due to owners not getting their pets desexed or microchipped, and not claiming them when they go missing. In the last financial year, RSPCA Australia received over 67,000 dogs and 58,000 cats into shelters across Australia. Nationally only 43% of cats and 68% of dogs were reclaimed or rehomed (NSW 38% of cats and 60% of dogs were reclaimed or rehomed). The RSPCA reluctantly had to euthanase in 2006-7 33,000 cats and 22,000 dogs

nationally, in NSW 9,773 cats and 8,597 dogs. The source of the problem is clear. Australia continues to have one of the highest levels of pet ownership in the world, and we are still breeding more animals than we can home. Nationally, the number of dogs received by the RSPCA in 2006-7 was the highest since 1998, while cats the second highest since 1998. The average annual national intake of dogs for the past decade is 65,295 and for cats 55,567, further indicating that 06-07 was a higher than average year. Introducing mandatory

desexing for pets is an essential part of an integrated approach to tackling the overpopulation problem. So if you are thinking of buying that gorgeous pet for Christmas, remember a pet is a privilege not a right, so get it desexed and microchipped and also remember that it is approximately a 15 year commitment for your family. And take a look at our wonderful pounds which have some great pets just dying to go to a good home.

Mullumbimby Tidy Town ing Oxfam cards that give funds to projects in the Small wonder developing world helping So Mandy, how do you stop improve literacy, organic consuming (Soapbox, farming practices, birth conNovember 11)? The first trol measures and self-suffithing I do is look at the ciency. Now that makes me impact of the choices I make feel good. And I can get excited over and keep the mantra of ‘sustainable Earth’ in my mind. a bag of oranges, or custard Next I look inside and see apples – particularly when it what it is that really makes is something I have grown me happy, then I might go myself. Gayle Russell to moral and ethical quesMulllumbimby tions. What is consumerism after all: something an advertiser Bring on the bikes tells me I need to make me Basil Cameron (Letters, look the part. With Christ- December 4) claims that mas approaching I am buy- working families want com-

muter trains on the CasinoMurwillumbah trainline. How out of touch with reality can one man be? The working family’s life revolves around the freedom of the motor car. Time is usually the biggest issue. We need to get where we’re going when we need to be there, not hours later, not even ten minutes later.When has anyone ever known of trains to run on time? With traffic-flow already a major inconvenience at certain times of the year, even say on a market day or a fine weekend or during any popular festival, it is ludicrous to

suggest that blocking off the major artery into Byron for at least ten minutes of every hour is going to reduce GHGs in any way, let alone relieve the major problem for real, working families (adults). By the way, trains produce pollution too. If the huge resources were found to electricalise the line, where does Mr Cameron think that the electricity is going to come from? The methane from cows who burp up 20% of known GHGs, perhaps? Got milk, Mr Cameron? The trainline would be better off paved over and made

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Letters into two-way bicycle tracks linking the towns of the Northern Rivers, with the adjacent service road made available for horse riders. To solve the major traffic flow problems workers face daily, and locals simply getting from one end of town to another, the rail corridor makes a perfect existing option for the much-needed bypass. It could flow from Cemetery Road through to Becton Road (Bayshore Drive), with access to carparks in town all the way. I would nominate it be known as the Tony Narracott Drive. With Railcorp executives awarding themselves massive pay increases (up from $4.9m in 05-06 to over $9m last year) while ignoring the Byron Shire (not forgetting the potentially huge benefit they receive from land and retail outlet letting), not even allowing us so much as another rail crossing on a disused and unusable rail line, we owe it to ourselves to reclaim our Shire land for the people of the Shire. Council could make a paltry offer, let’s say $250K, the same amount they sold Lot 107 in the north to the RTA for a compulsory acquisition, for all the State Rail land in our Shire. The many benefits gained from tourism and locals alike from this land will remain where it belongs, not in those

corrupt fat-cats from the city’s pockets. Let the hundreds of thousands of scammed dollars, which the Independent Commission Against Corruption has recently revealed Railcorp management to have mismanaged, compensate for any shortfalls in the actual value of their local assets. And let’s just do something to actually turn our beautiful towns into much more livable places for locals, and less frustrating for tourists while we’re at it. Rather than drowning in our own popularity, we should be thriving and making life more enjoyable. I don’t want to be sitting around on a train platform waiting for another late train to take me on a circuitous route to get to work late. Who would? And I certainly don’t want to see trains back on our tracks only making traffic congestion even worse. Put bikes on our tracks and a bypass through Byron, now!

Toe in the door I’ve been worried about the planet for so long (depressing) but now with our new government – Kev/Kyoto etc – maybe we’ve got a toe in the door for the world. For ages I’ve thought that we should get Slarty Bartfast who designed the fjords to rev the road building up and get that Super Highway into full gear – get it over with! But since the election I’m thinking no, no! – stop the Super Highway, we might have a bit of a chance here in Australia, worth being optimistic. I reckon some amazing 16 year old kid might think of something outside of the square that would be brilliant for the health of the planet. Things always keep changing – downhill/ uphill. Listened on Sunday to ABC Radio to a speech that Rudd gave on his religious views a couple of years ago and when he finished I thought that yep, we’ve got a good man here.

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Articles Pods scan the reefs Italian and Queensland scientists are putting military and industrial technology underwater to improve reef research and revolutionise marine data collection. They are building plugand-play electronic sensor pods — energy efficient scientific monitors about the size of two matchboxes, that can receive directions and transmit environmental data from the seabed to the air via radio signals. Most underwater sensors are hardwired to research boats or buoys to transfer data because radio transfer has used a lot of power, is

expensive and geographically restrictive, which usually limits its use to nuclear submarines. Associate Professor Ron Johnstone, Coordinator of the Coastal Resource Management Unit within UQ’s Centre for Marine Studies, said the new pods would measure light, temperature, water turbidity and flow, coral pigmentation and potentially other processes such as biofilm growth. UQ is leading the threeyear pod project called Smart Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Technologies (SEMAT).

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Art as therapy – and fun People living with dementia, their families, carers and friends celebrated the culmination of a ten-week Art Therapy program last Wednesday night at Byron Shire Respite Service at Brunswick Heads. Artworks in the exhibition included paintings and mixed media collages using personal photos, printed images, natural objects and modelling clay. Art therapist Christabelle Baranay took a group of eight to twelve participants, many of whom had never done any art before, on a journey that transformed many of their perceptions of what it is to be creative. Christabelle recounted how at the beginning of the program one woman in her eighties told her, ‘I don’t know what to do. Haven’t got a creative bone in my body, never have, never will’. Christabelle said, ‘Something changed for her. After a few hesitations and sitting out for a session, she soon became one of the most enthusiastic participants in the group and was encouraging everyone else to do it. Towards the end of the program I heard her say, “We don’t know what we’re doing, but we’re having

fun!”’ Byron Shire Respite Service obtained funding through Alzheimer’s Australia to run the program for Dementia clients. ‘Such programs are invaluable for maintaining a

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images led to meaningful conversations and social interaction. Also, the finished artworks can be enjoyed again and again, not only by the artist, but by family members and others’.


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Jann Gilbert If the young women involved in the Byron Youth Service Girls Group are any indication of the future, then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly looking a lot brighter. The Girls Group recently invited the community to an exhibition of their work at the YAC and the launch of Face It, a very slick youth publication that features the Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photography and artwork. Girls Group began meeting a little over a year ago and has developed into a staunch bunch of girls whose aim is to challenge and change the culture around teenage sexuality, and support one another in that process. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to go to something every week,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; say members Jade Squires and Ella Bryant. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You can talk about important things and help each other.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The exhibition evolved as a result of peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments about the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is just a taste,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Ella. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having a much bigger exhibition next year around Valentines Day to focus on the issue of relationships.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Group also presented two awards for Wonder Woman of the Year. One going to Deb Pearse (Street Cruise coordinator) for giv-

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Articles Jann Gilbert reports on an initiative to help the homeless

Beggars Banquet celebrates community

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hile many people are busy maxing out credit cards, plotting and planning presents, forward-ordering feasts, and anticipating or dreading the annual Anglo yuletide family get-together there’s a silent minority in the community for whom Christmas is just another day of survival. Like every other morning, bedding is tucked away from public view, meagre valuables secreted in the hope that they will still be there that evening, and then the end-

less drift for food, comfort and connectedness begins. There is no ‘family’ Christmas, no presents under the tree, not much of anything in fact – apart from the ongoing loneliness and disconnection that characterises homelessness. As a (supposedly) civilised and affluent society we should find the level of homelessness in our community appalling. But it’s all too easy to cross the street, avert your eyes, or make a moral judgement… as Phil Collins so profoundly

put it, ‘It’s just another day in paradise.’ On Saturday December 22 the Beggars Banquet offers an opportunity to make paradise inclusive with an all-age, multicultural, multidenominational feast that brings together diverse sections of the community in celebration of fairness, respect and compassion. Now in its second year the Beggars Banquet is an initiative of the Byron Neighbourhood Resource Centre Inc, which was established as a

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result of the first Beggars Banquet in 2006. The Resource Centre’s mission, among other things, is to address the issue of homelessness in Byron Shire and provide services to support disadvantaged and at-risk members of the community. As Paul Spooner, Director of Bryon Youth Services and Committee member with Beggars Banquet, says, ‘Everyone has the right to be part of the community and it’s not just about whether you have the money to be a part of it. Homelessness is not just about bricks and mortar, it’s about the connections. That’s why people gather in Railway Park and at Main Beach and other places. That’s where they sit and chat, it’s their kitchen table.’ The website www.homless.org provides an eyeopening attitude towards homelessness: ‘People who don’t have shelter are houseless – not homeless! Homelessness has nothing to do with a lack of shelter. Define Homeless: “An inadequate experience of connectedness with family and or community.” This fact is now recognized by Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme… The largest social demographic in first world countries that experiences homelessness is actually elderly people who are houseful… They feel the same loneliness and abandonment as the person living on the street.’ As a society we’re inclined to think of ‘homeless people’ as down-and-out or alcoholics and drug addicts. It’s true that many homeless people do have problems with addiction or other mental health problems and, in the case of many young people living on the streets, they’re often fleeing from abuse of one kind or another. However the enormous creativity that homeless people demonstrate in surviving what is a harsh and unforgiving way of life actually deserves our respect and compassion rather than our derision. How many people could survive one night on the streets, let alone month after month or year after year? And in the harsh, economic rationalist years of the previous government homeless people, like other disadvantaged groups, have become more visible in terms of numbers but less supported, acknowledged or heard. ‘That’s where we’ve gone off the rails, in terms of the Howard years,’ says Paul. ‘When you look at it, with the whole emphasis on economy and wealth generation, he’d

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lost the plot. He’s saying we’ve never been better off but there’s a whole lot of other people saying, hang on a minute, who’s better off? It’s not just about the money, it’s about the love, the care, the relationship and connection.’ Ultimately, connection is what all people desire. That’s why we gather in groups, we build families and communities, and share our lives with others. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, people fall off the radar and, for whatever reason, their links with mainstream society are severed and they begin an itinerant lifestyle. ‘In the case of homeless people, I believe there’s something that happens in their lives, that cuts them from their support and connections,’ says Paul. ‘Many people can or have, at some point in their lives, got close to it. There are lots of stories about people who’ve been in jobs and had families, and then something like a family breakdown or job loss or illness happens, they lose their income and suddenly things fall apart. And if you don’t have those supports or reserves, you’re in hard times. That could happen to any of us really.’ Regardless of how people come to be homeless, to ignore their plight would be a sad indictment of the rest of society. To consider ourselves civilised and then fail to protect the most vulnerable and defenceless (of all creatures) is oxymoronic at least and total denial at worst. Paul and the rest of the committee hope that what ultimately develops from the

Banquet is a community forum on homelessness to address some of the most basic needs of a generally forgotten or maligned group of people. ‘There’s a lot of dialogue in the community about tourism and commercial interests, and that’s okay, we need it. But does that mean you’re only welcome if you have assets? Are homeless people welcome? We need a balance on how we approach things so we can incorporate everybody.’ The Beggars Banquet starts at 11am (until late) in Railway Park on Saturday December 22. The Committee is still enthusiastically and gratefully accepting contributions from business and individuals for cash donations and/or in kind donations such as food; gift items to be raffled; loan of materials specifically for use at the banquet (eg, tents, tables recycled/reusable utensils, plates and cups); and donations of non perishable and clean items such as blankets, towels, bathroom necessities, clothing and foodstuffs. If you wish to contribute please contact Ian Leggo on 6680 7304 or 0403 178 451. If you’re coming to the Banquet bring some food for yourself and some to share plus whatever else you need for a meal in the park. If you can’t make it but would like to contribute, the Fletcher Street room at the Byron Community Centre will be accepting donations of food and whatever else from 3pm onwards on Friday December 21. Only cooked food please!


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Spectacular hinterland views as seen from the café

In partnership with Rainforest Rescue, over 3000 trees have also been planted over 18 months. We held a community planting day and included a Fatherhood Forest in connection with the Fatherhood Festival. The first stage of our Rainforest Walk has now opened and the new trees are reaching towards the sun.

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The Lotus Café is a delightful place to sit back and breathe the fresh air, with spectacular views overlooking our green hinterland. Be tempted by in-house baked treats and enjoy the freshest local produce – open for breakfast and lunch. Meanwhile, let the kids greet Norbert the magical Crystal Dragon and enjoy the playground. Or watch them be delighted by the enchanted Treasures Room.

Dear respected Sono and Crystel, Millions and millions thanks for your kind Avalokiteshvara – The Buddha of Compassion affectionate sponsorship money to our poor Statue donations now transforming a Tibetan kindergarten school. Here we know from Pantha that you boths are very kindful and gentlemen. Here we sure that your sponsorship money will going on purpose full. We are going to use your sponsorship money on giving the lunch and one time tea to students and teachers. At this movement we have 21 students, which is below age 13 and above age 3 years old, three teachers and one cook. Your sponsorship took our school from very big fanancial problems. Once again lots of thanks in prayers. Tashi Deleck... Yours Sincerely, Dr. Tsering Dorjee, staffs and all students of Tso-Pema Tibetan Nursery and Kids Garden.

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Laura flexes her Main Arm muscle in the ring Jann Gilbert It’s a long way from Main Arm to a professional boxing ring in Tooting, London, especially if you happen to be a woman. But Laura Saperstein, a former Main Arm Public School girl, has just fought her first professional match against Borislava Goranova from Bulgaria and she’s pretty happy with her performance, and her win on points. ‘It went really well,’ says Laura. ‘Initially I thought it was going to be all over in the first round. It’s a lot more nerve-wracking fighting professionally. But it’s good to get some rounds under my belt, a bit of experience. If I’d knocked her out I wouldn’t have got that.’ Laura, by her own admission, has always been the competitive type. After deciding she didn’t have the money to hit the pro surfing circuit she pursued a degree in journalism. ‘When I finished that, for some random reason, I enrolled in law and also worked as a local TV journalist throughout my law degree. I never really intended to do law. It was something I signed up for even though I had a job. But when I got there, it was my first real experience of upper

middle class rich kids and it brought out my competitive streak. That alone I put down to the fact that I ended up with a first class honours law degree.’ And it was that first class honours degree that took Laura to London and a lucrative career as a corporate lawyer in mergers and acquisitions. ‘I didn’t intend to stay here,’ says Laura. ‘I just wanted to make some money and get out. I’d spent seven years studying and I wanted to get a return on that investment. But somehow London got under my skin.’ Working at the high end of the stress scale Laura took to boxing and literally fell in love. Eventually, like any lover, she chose to follow her heart and make boxing a career, which ironically prevents her from coming home in the near future. ‘Boxing is a big part of my life. I can’t box in NSW, it’s illegal. At the moment my life is pretty much here but I would love to get back to Australia one day,’ says Laura. For a country girl who rode her horse to Main Arm Public Laura has an impressive list of achievements. At 36 she has built a successful career as a journalist and a

Laura shows off her impressive right hook.

lawyer, an enviable property portfolio, and is now working on a clothing range that’s aptly labelled ‘Boxer Girl’. And if it comes to a legal fight over being able to box in NSW she’d be straight in the ring. ‘It’s outright discrimination and it’s ludicrous in 2007 that women can’t box legally. It looks like being listed as an Olympic sport in 2012 and you won’t be able to hold events in NSW because it’s illegal. It’s ridiculous. If I had

to, I’d be prepared to take them (the NSW government) to court.’ Historically the objections to women boxing have been based on their physical and physiological attributes (or supposed lack thereof). What is not discussed is the outright prejudice against the whole idea of women boxing. Interestingly, women’s wrestling (including the mud variety) isn’t considered with the same horror and disdain.

‘I don’t worry about getting hurt,’ says Laura, ‘I wor r y about getting exhausted. I’ve been out of the ring for quite a while and it [the fight] reminded me of how hard it is, how exhausting. There’s enormous pressure when you’re performing in front of people. But that’s the way it is. If you don’t get the crowds you don’t box.’ There was apparently so much objection to Laura’s first scheduled fight that it was taken off the bill. In fact, there was no public objection, the broadcaster (a media conglomerate) simply refused to telecast the fight, which made it financially unviable. It’s this sort of discrimination and its underlying attitudes that fuel a continuing stereotype about the fragility of women, not only in a boxing ring. However this same fragility doesn’t seem to apply to men even when they’re getting the bejesus thumped out of them in a ‘blood sport’ cage fight. The sheer brutality of it is questionable yet the NSW government is seriously considering making cage fighting legal. When questioned about plans to make women’s boxing legal, Executive Officer

with the Boxing Authority of NSW Craig Waller commented that there was new legislation due to go before parliament when it resumes sitting in 2008 that rewrites the current Boxing and Wrestling Control Act as the Combat Sports Act. ‘Women’s boxing is included in the review but we won’t know the outcome until around June or July next year. Hopefully, it will be legal in the very near future,’ says Craig. By all accounts, women’s boxing is considered by many boxing fans (in England anyway) to be very good viewing indeed. One of the most gratifying outcomes of Laura’s first professional fight was the number of encouraging comments she received from trainers, fellow male boxers and the crowd. ‘Women don’t necessarily have the hitting power of men so it’s more about technique. I had a whole lot of people say to me that it was the best match they’d seen in a long time and that was great.’ If Laura’s track record is anything to go by, no doubt she’ll be getting a lot more positive encouragement and hopefully, one day, she’ll be able to box in her home state without a legal fight.

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Articles John Campbell sees in the festive season with his usual flair

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was woken this morning by the jingly bell attached to Portnoy’s collar. It was tinkling against my Rabbitohs mug as he lapped water from it. ‘But he licks his bum with…’ My interlocutor is, of course, Cat Carer. She is aghast, but she also knows that personal hygiene has never been my strong suit. From early December, the mug is a fixture by the side of my bed, placed there in the expectation of me needing to ward off an attack of the dry horrors at some ungodly hour. ‘A bit too much seasonal cheer last night, ay Old Man?’ As ever. I had my first beer on a Christmas Eve. I can’t remember the year, but I was only little – could it possibly have been that long ago? It was at one of my aunties’ parties. All the men were drinking from middy glasses with AHA stamped on the side in pale blue (Auntie Rene was a barmaid). They clustered around a keg, talking about cars and the races and smoking like chimleys. I pestered my Uncle Henry into giving me a sip. No beer has tasted so good since. And

I’ve tasted plenty. I am shanghai’d from the dim and distant when I see that Cat Carer has brought me a present. It pleases me no end that she has. Don’t get me wrong, I hate the wicked commercialisation of Chrissie as much as anyone, but not giving or receiving anything at this time of year is a bit like being in America when the Ashes are on. It sucks. The parcel is small. Flat and rectangular, it’s wrapped in paper with cutesy Leunig

drawings all over it. I reckon I know what it is. I hope like crazy that I’m right. ‘Don’t open it till next Tuesday.’ ‘I promise.’ She knows I’m lying. ‘I’ll bring your pressie when I come down for Christmas lunch.’ She is acutely aware of my use of the singular ‘pressie’ and not ‘pressies.’ It’s a sore point with the girl and I can’t say as I blame her, for she shares her own birthday with Baby Jesus.

Everybody was born on the same date as at least one person who is humungously famous. It’s unavoidable, there being so many people constantly being made famous these days. ‘That’s like, so profundo Old Man.’ Cat Carer has retained some dog Italian from our Sicilian sojourn and she likes to whip it into her conversation, casual like, at every opportunity. Faerie Queene takes inordinate pride in telling any-

body who’ll listen that she drew her first breath on November 12, just as Princess Grace did. As if she and the ice maiden have some radiant connection. Understandably, she is less keen for it to be known that unalterable chronology also links her forever with Charles Manson. Even my neighbour, McHale, taciturn at the best of times, boastfully puts it about every January 8 that his many happy returns coincide with his idol Elvis’s. According to McHale, he came into this world just before midnight. Five minutes later and he would have got Richard Nixon. As far as I know, I have only Timana Tahu, the footballer. I discovered this when I was browsing through an old Rugby League Week recently (I collect them – if not I, who?). Timana’s a pretty good centre, I’ll give him that, but he’s hardly up there with Elvis and Grace, or even Charlie or Tricky Dickie, for that matter. ‘È vero, but how would you feel, having your birthday on December 25? I mean everybody else gets two …’ She bites her tongue, aware of the charge of greed to which she might expose herself. ‘Sets of cards and gifts?’ I

finish the sentence for her. ‘I guess it’s just a cross you have to bear.’ ‘Did you just make that up?’ I decide to buy a book of scratchies to go with the SSFC hoodie that I’ve already got for her. ‘Whatever. Don’t forget to bring your Eskie when you come down to Bruns.We’ve got some longnecks in for you.’ ‘Certo.’ I wink at her and she nearly smiles. I open my present the minute she leaves. Selfrestraint, like attention to personal hygiene, has gone missing from my list of character traits. It’s a fridge magnet. You beauty! Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn on the Spanish Steps in Roman Holiday, one of my all time fave movies. Gregory looks a bit like my Uncle Henry, especially in black and white. Sadly for my aunties, Audrey looks like none of them. So Christmas has rolled around again – but it’s not just about that Jewish kid in the manger. Happy birthday to Cat Carer, Annie Lennox, Sissy Spacek, The Veronicas, Olivia Michie and all of the other forgotten 25/12ers.

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Articles Jennifer Mack looks at the work of Dennis McKenna

Plants are trying to tell us something

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t the recent Entheogenesis Australis Conference held near Melbourne in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, an eclectic group of people gathered to share knowledge and insights into the use of entheogens, or the sacred plant teachers that have been informing indigenous cultures for millennia. Against a background of intense cicada noise and a plague of flies, the acolytes lounged on cushions under a large geodesic dome colourfully decorated with flags, listening to speakers disseminate and demystify information about plant medicines. Over 350 people attended the conference, drawn by the keynote speaker, Dennis McKenna, a quiet achiever on the frontline of entheogenic scientific research. Dennis is a world renowned ethnopharmacologist who has been researching plant entheogens and indigenous plant medicines since the early 1970s. He cowrote The Invisible Landscape with his brother Terence McKenna which described their experiments and experiences in the Amazon rainforest. In 1998 Dennis cofounded the non-profit Institute for Natural Products Research (INPR) to promote research and scientific education with respect to botanical medicines and other natural medicines. He is editor-in-chief of two publications: The Natural Dietary Supplements Pocket Reference (INPR, 2002) and Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements (Haworth Herbal Press, 2002). He serves on the Advisory Board of the American Botanical Council and the Editorial Board of Phytomedicine, the International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology. He is the author or co-author of more

than 35 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dennis believes that plant teachers like ayahuasca are literally ‘emerging from the jungle’ because they have a very important message for our species. He also advocates the importance of understanding the context for their use and looking to the archaic traditions where people have developed ways to relate to these plant substances over thousands of years. He is concerned that what he terms ‘the corporate fascist hegemony’ is destroying the very centres of the world’s biodiversity – the tropical rainforests whose vast unexplored resources could yield new medicines which could help humanity. ‘There is a growing awareness that the ecological crisis that is facing our planet has to do with our attempts to either marginalise nature or commercialise it or criminalise. What is not patentable will be prohibited. The corporate fascist hegemony’s agenda is basically to own nature. What can’t be used or patented will be suppressed. Thirty to fifty percent of global warming is

due to deforestation and the burning of rainforest. If they’re serious about stopping global warming the solution is simple, it’s staring us in the face. Put out the fires, stop burning the forest. That seems to make sense. But the corporate hegemonies say why should we do that. We can’t make money if we stop extracting resources from the forest... ‘We have to educate the corporate world and the world at large to the fact that the rainforests as the epicentres of biodiversity are worth in monetary terms far more intact than they are if we decimate them and put in cattle ranches to keep McDonald’s going. ‘One paper came out about ten years ago that estimated that in the Amazon rainforest alone there are at least 330 undiscovered blockbuster drugs, each one worth about 100 million dollars to a billion dollars after the cost of discovery, development, clinical trials and so on. ‘These new medicines need to be investigated in an ethical way so that the indigenous people who have been

the stewards of this knowledge for millennia are cut into the deal and so that their habitats are preserved. ‘We need to give indigenous people and governments of the nations like Peru, Brazil, and Indonesia where this decimation of the rainforest is going on an incentive to help their people. Retrain the people as wildlife biologists, or terra tachtonomists as they are referred to, to survey and collect plants in a sustainable way and then that value will be realised. We should pay people to preserve habitat rather than slash and burn the forest.’ Dennis is very optimistic about the younger generation because ‘they get it, they’re already educated.’ ‘We’re in this critical 10-20 years right now. If we can last long enough so that some of the old power structures crumble under the weight of their unsustainability and let the new generation of people who already understand these issues have a go then I think there is hope.’ Dennis believes the ‘archaic revival’ and a true spiritual connection to nature is what is required to move from the dominator capitalist culture to a more harmonious model of connection and cooperation. ‘You have to look back at the ancient shamanic traditions. The psychedelic experience is part of the database of indigenous knowledge. These plants have been used for centuries for exploration of consciousness, for understanding the environment. This is what the message of psychedelics is. ‘I think the plants are intelligent emissaries of Gaia and are trying to desperately slap us on the side of the head and say to the monkeys wake up. Wake up. That’s what it’s about.’ Photo Michael Boch

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vention program has taken the spotlight from overall indigenous health and placed it solely on abuse. (While abuse is a problem, WHO statistics have for some time identiďŹ ed the largest groups of paedophiles and child abusers to be white Western males from Australia, the US and Germany.) â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The whole intervention thing has really been beaten up by the media,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Tizza. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not saying it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a problem in some communities but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also spent time in fantastic communities who are self-supporting through eco-tourism and other commercial ventures. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no Steve â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tizzaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Taylor on his BMW in Byron Bay. Photo Jeff â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Easy Riderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dawson alcohol or yandi [pot]. rode to Darwin via Kunna- crocs but some of his most often due to an excess of Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really got it under nurra (where he did a stint memorable moments were sugar in processed food and control and their communities are idyllic.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; with the set department on spent in indigenous com- drinks. Baz Lurhmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new ďŹ lm) and visited several remote Northern Territory communities on his way to Mt Isa and across to the east coast. He was also fortunate enough to catch the Garma Festival, a modern-day corroboree organised by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, which he describes as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;simply amazingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. On his 22,000-kilometre trek Tizza encountered everything from dehydration sickness to feral donkeys and camels, and saltwater

munities discovering the enormous variety of languages and customs that distinguishes one â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from another. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;They can be totally different people, and yet the same,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Tizza. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really quite incredible. European culture is so young in comparison to indigenous culture, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so many things we could learn from them.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tizza also encountered a lot of health problems in communities that were largely preventable, and

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The incidence of renal failure in Aboriginal people is 30 to 50 times higher than in the white population. Part of the work of the Jimmy Little Foundation is food and diet education. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re even toying with the idea of a Jimmy Little brand (that would be Heart Foundation etc approved) to encourage indigenous people to buy foods with less sugar and fat content.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; In recent months the media attention on the former governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inter-

Tizza arrived home in his beloved Manly to a personal welcome from Jimmy Little and a fundraiser BBQ featuring Jimmy and GANGgajang. Artwork donated from communities and other items including natural pearls from Broome were auctioned at the event. He raised several thousand dollars along the way, and there are pledges of much more from friends, associates and family in Sydney, not to mention the proceeds from the fundraiser that are yet to be counted. Impressive effort for a one-man trek. Anyone wishing to donate can log onto www.jlf.org.au. Follow the link to Tizzaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2-wheel Trek and download the pledge form.

No delay in Centrelink payments Centrelink general manager Hank Jongenhas announced the special arrangements Centrelink has in place for customers whose payment day falls on a public holiday over Christmas and New Year. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Customers not required to return a form or report their earnings will get their payment up to four days early,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mr Jongen said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It is important these customers understand this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

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Articles Mandy Nolan experiences the ruptures of the deep

What lies beneath finds its way to the surface

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he seventies was the time of sweaty thighs on vinyl beanbags, flapping denim bell bottoms, the feathered mullet and early Steven Speilberg movies. I will never forget the first time I saw Jaws. The monstrous knowledge of the horror that lies beneath has never left my psyche. I have never had an ocean swim without fear since. Erica Jong promised the zipless fuck, well I want the zipless swim. Good work, Mr Spielberg, you have made a film that is forever catalogued in the human brain as trauma. If I close my eyes this is what plays on my cerebral cinema. Dangling pink leggies, shrill shrieks of joy as a coloured ball is batted to and fro from one giggling

child to the next, the surfer’s arm casually stroking through the water. Shot from underneath, this carefree scene becomes unnervingly sinister. Then the soundtrack starts. A building crescendo of a cello climbing towards its gory climax. Then the straight to camera money shot: The giant mouth of death. The hideous jagged toothy orifice. The beast is 20 metres long with a crazed look in its steely black eye and a score to settle. (Like the prehistoric beast has the cognitive ability to hold a grudge. I suppose if you had second billing to Ron Schneider you’d have the shits as well.) In my mind, this is how it plays every time I take a dip. The music reaches a deafen-

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tiny is destiny... to err is human, man, to moo, bovine.’ Jaws was about a shark that started eating tourists at a sleepy seaside village. It’s starting to feel like prophecy. We are being stalked by our sleek finned aqua assassins. I am fully suss. Someone has hired those sharks. They’re hit sharks. Maybe it’s an evil plot to build up inland tourism. No-one wants to get eaten on their summer break, especially at peak season. Accommodation is expensive, you don’t want to be paying five times the price only to go home minus one torso. Now we have shark watch. Christ, that’s reassuring. ‘Excuse me, but there seems to be a shark, over there! Behind you, no, the other side, my right, your left, turn around, face... oh, too late.’ I am very amused by the radio talkback. Everyone keeps asking ‘Why? Why are they here?’ Jesus, they live in the ocean. It’s their habitat. They are ocean dwellers – if they turned up at Kmart then I’d be concerned. But I have my own theory. They eat fish every night. What’s for dinner mum? Fish. Fish. Fish. Fish. Fish. Ooh, I’m bored with Fish. Why don’t we ever have, chicken? Those sharks are hanging out there till they get them some Byron booty. I am sure of it. I wouldn’t swim at the moment unless I had a shark cage for an aura. Those sharks have issues. They

can’t let go. I am beginning to think it’s personal. They have been in the Bay for months. They could have eaten any number of tourists, but they haven’t. I was beginning to think that it’s me they want. I started getting nervous doing laps at the Mullumbimby pool. They’re devious man, they could find a way – in through Brunswick River mouth, down the river to a storm drain and then into the reticulated watering system. They are that clever. Imagine being taken by a sprinkler!

People think I’m being neurotic, but I have proof. Local folklore states that the last two victims of shark tragedy both had the last name of Ford. I drive a Ford. I complain about the lack of afFORDable housing, my favourite film is FORD Fairlane. Last year I went to the Milford Sound, it’s a FIORD. I’m frightened. But I know what must be done. I am a believer in the greater good. I am planning on covering myself in tuna oil and offering myself. In the meantime, I’m driving a Commodore. It feels safe.

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Articles Christina Khumari marvels at the magic of Morocco

Untangling the geometry of culture at Fez

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oday I unpacked the carpets. At least the ones that did arrive, in their pummeled cardboard boxes all tied up with string. I can only enjoy the memory of the others that were in the big box that seems to have taken a different turn in the convoluted passage between Morocco and this green and pleasant land of ours. Allah must have had some other plan for them, if there is such a thing as a plan at all. Not only are their colours made richer and their textures rarer and more luxurious for their absence, the whole experience of their purchase and subsequent travail through the postal system could be another story in itself… Anyway, these rectangles of woven thread that are with me now adorn my living room. They touch my heart and delight my senses in a way that makes me draw a deep breath that brings back so much of my recent stay in the fabled city of Fez. The squiggles and zigzagging lines that are scattered over them instantly recall the maze of the medina, the smells and colours of this ancient city with its hurry scurry in the streets in the evening and the quiet lassitude of the hot midday siesta. Having had the great good fortune to be able to travel this year and visit friends in places that I have to date only heard of or seen in my imagination, I jumped at the opportunity to attend the Sacred Music Festival in Fez and to stay in Riadzany, a traditional house in the heart of the old part of the city, for some weeks after the festival had finished.

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t was a magic time of exploration and learning. A time to expand my senses and practise a great deal of ‘let go’ and allow the layers of cultural difference to take me where they would. Dressing down in a modest way, wearing long sleeves and not showing too much flesh was the most apparent difference, although the young girls were quite happily indulging in teen style clothes that can be seen almost anywhere. Well, maybe not the extremes of Byron or Bondi, but the juxtaposition of the women in djellabas and the racy stuff in the underwear shops on the streets is something to behold. Makes you wonder what else might be going on under the coverall ubiquitous hooded garments that both

and now and the there and then. Perhaps it is the belief that makes it so, but the mathematics of the golden mean is, after all, what is most often expressed in the magic of the materialisation of the natural world… Now that I am home again my studio beckons me, allowing a material gateway for my understanding to express itself. A collection of personal amulets and talismans has taken hold in my imagination and will soon grow under my fingers and become tangible. Using various precious and semi precious stones as well as gold and ordinary objects found along the way it will be a collection of objects that I hope will

inspire others, based on my own interpretation of these ancient and inspiring symbols. If they work for the Berber, why not us? Some will be free standing objects, some wearable, some will seem to be jewellery. But all will be based on and inspired by the potent and distilled magic of the ages as expressed in these symbolic gestures and lines made by the Berber culture. I can already see another collection based on Celtic symbols in the offing, but that will have to be another story… Q Christina Khumari is an artist and goldsmith. See more about her work at www.khumari.com

Even the elaborate grillework on buildings is rich in symbolism.

men and women wear…? And the geometry of the place! The higgedly piggledy alleyways between the riads and mosques and souks of the medina give a glimpse here and there, through the heavily studded ancient doorways, of richly decorated interiors of a beauty and order that is almost incomprehensible in its minute attention to detail. The sacred geometry of Islam is a song of praise to Allah. No human images can be made, so the ceramic tiled surfaces become both decoration and an opportunity to express quite consciously the depth of respect for God and praise and thanks for the order of the universe. As I found my way around and became more familiar with this wonderful, rich and sometimes overwhelming culture, my eyes became more used to the myriad patterns in this visual splendour. The differing influences and origins of design became more apparent. And the repetition of various signs or symbols became apparent and grew in potency with my understanding. It’s amazing what one can do with a piece of wire of almost any gauge. From spiral earrings to heavily curlicued window grilles, I started to see, in among and almost in between the straight lines of the octagonally based tiled geometry a profusion of these flowing circulinear forms as well as some oft repeated triangles

and crossed lines. And once I started seeing, it became apparent they were everywhere, even tattooed on the foreheads and chins of older Berber women…

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he American Language School (no, they teach English and are quite peaceful in intent) is a long established educational facility in Fez with quite a decent library, so I indulged in a little research. And found, to my delight, that these symbols that were becoming so apparent to me were much older indeed than Islam. Morocco, a little like Spain, has been invaded many times by many people over the centuries. The native Berbers come in all shapes and colours, from fair skin and blue eyes and red hair to dark, quite Negroid featured individuals, so they have absorbed many different influences. But, they are still Berber, still the people of the land who were here before and probably will be long after the next wave of culture overtakes them. Some aspects of their original culture have been distilled into potent symbols that survive throughout the changes and these are what took my attention. These signs and symbols and their current variations are still very much in use, although not outwardly lauded and made much of, as in Islam the Koran is said to hold all that is needed in the way of prayer. But the

symbols tattooed on the faces give strong blessings for good luck, happy marriage, protection from the evil eye, to name some of the more usual meanings. Throughout Morocco, from the desert sands of the northern Sahara to the High Atlas mountains these patterns appear on many objects, some in everyday use, some obviously quite special. They are talismans, amulets to make this life more bearable or beautiful, or both…

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nd here in Australia, I was looking at them again. Woven into my carpets, carefully and with great skill, these symbols weave their magic. I cannot claim full knowledge of all the intricacies of their meanings, but my imagination is fired and I am happy to receive the blessings and protection bestowed. I don’t believe that one needs to carry the infinitessimal academic understanding before being ready to receive. They work and weave their ancient magic still, all that is required is acceptance and perhaps some acknowledgement. I am delighted to be inspired by these signs and in my subsequent travels have explored them further and found a deep similarity in the ancient symbols used in many cultures that have come before us. How universal is the spiral, after all? Perhaps the marks themselves do hold and create a pathway between the here

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Articles Greens MP Ian Cohen reviews the (short) year in the house of fun

The barbarians are inside the gates

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orris Iemma’s horde this year stormed the NSW parliament and had their way with democracy. Not content with that, they then captured and tortured the parliamentary process to the point where our anaemic institution fainted early in December, falling and failing to rise again – having sat for a mere 35 days with question times. Maybe the weak knees were a result of the parliamentary diet of GM food crop bills? Late on the second last night of Parliament, with the hubbub of the annual Press party in full swing and media eyes diverted and clouded over, Minister Ian Macdonald launched another assault on the diversity of farming practice in NSW with his Gene Technology (GM Crop Moratorium) Bill. It hit like a Mac truck driven by Macca himself, with the Nats in the navigator’s seat driving full tilt towards the biotech revolution in NSW farming. Ruth-

less and politically clever are Macca’s trademarks with what is now an annual late night, end of year assault. I will not go into the details of the interaction in the Parliament that night (all available on the Parliamentary website), suffice to say that it represented the lowest point I have experienced with this government since being elected in 1995. The barbarians are well and truly inside the gates. Equally disappointing was the lack of support from the Shadow Minister Andrew Fraser who failed to agree to Greens amendments that would have given some guarantee to traditional farmers in the event of GM contamination. It is a depressing sign of the times when politicians elected to represent rural NSW fail their core constituency. This year has been characterised by the dominance of Iemma and his browns – the likes of Michael Costa, Ian Macdonald, Frank Sartor and Tony Kelly – who’ve

together pushed for polluting new power stations, more coal mines and for the privatisation of assets prized by the community, including legendary surf spot ‘the farm’ south of Wollongong. Under this regime, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to realise positive outcomes for the environment. On animal welfare issues the track record is no better. An amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act was opposed by the Greens without success. It removed the ability of groups such as Animal Liberation from launching their own prosecutions against those abusing vulnerable farm animals. In a separate but related effort, I attempted to disallow a regulation for the forced conversion of battery chicken cages to a floor space enlargement equalling two credit cards, while entrenching the battery cages for another twenty years. This was driven by the ‘big eggs of town’, companies like

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Pace Farm who had already made the transition. Under the new regulation smaller producers were given no compromise which would have allowed them to improve the existing cages with a potential to move to barn lay later. Interestingly, all the new cages have to be imported from Europe. Equipment import costs, coupled with new automated egg production systems, mean that hens will continue to suffer while workers lose their jobs to mechanisation. Despite a huge consumer demand and trends overseas for barn and free range eggs, the wire battery cages will be entrenched for years to come (not to mention a torturous life for the chooks). In Europe, battery cages are being phased out by 2012. I have enjoyed being involved in the ongoing success of Disabled Surfing, pioneered in great part by Greens member Jim Bradley and rapidly spreading into a national network. Not to be missed is the ‘surf stoke’ from these sessions, seeing the joy on the faces of people enabled for a day to experience the surf is a wonder to behold. Equally a bunch of fit surfers, men and women including profile professionals, gently assisting those less fortunate to enjoy the wonders of our ocean playground is a ‘vision splendid’. All surfers will maintain an interest in the many shark encounters recently in Byron Bay. My office has been working with a coalition of NGOs based in Sydney trying to protect marine life including the Grey Nurse Shark from long line fishing and shark nets. A summer campaign for some practical outcomes like getting rid of

beach shark nets during months that have never experienced a shark attack, is gaining momentum. Although spooked by the presence of sharks around Byron, it was heartening to see the business community recognising that we humans swim and surf in sharks’ backyards, and we need to respect that. One of the more satisfying moments this year was assisting the campaign for the fasttracking of Lismore’s proposed radiotherapy unit. I take my hat off to everyone in the community who maintained the pressure on state and federal politicians. It was a textbook example of a campaign that found the federal election pressure point and then pushed on it with people power! Over 8,000 petition signatures delivered in the Legislative Council over the last session and a discussion with the Minister for Health. I can say with confidence that the radiotherapy unit will be delivered. The only remaining problem is exactly when. Some significant progress was made towards protection of river redgum forests in the south west of the state, with their internationally recognised biodiversity and cultural values. A court case was launched by conservation groups. In a clever tactical shift, Minister Macdonald lobbed the ball to this office and I found myself as a gobetween in negotiations between the environment movement and the government. This resulted in a government commitment to an EIS process amongst a raft of significant concessions. All parties were satisfied with the results and an exhausting and costly court case was averted. But the fight is far from over,

with redgum national parks the next priority. Logging on privately owned land in NSW was again in the spotlight this year amid changes to the Native Vegetation Act – most notably at Five Day Creek west of Kempsey. Despite a new Code of Practice coming into force from November 1, legal loopholes, old approvals and a culture of little or no enforcement means there is still some way to go before the community can have confidence that new rules will start translating into conservation outcomes. Where would the Parliamentary year be without APEC? Helicopters practising reverse parking between city skyscrapers, the incessant noise of mock cavalcades, then the lockdown and the real thing. It was a military assault on the entire city and its population. Tactical Response Demonstrations (TDTs) spearheaded by the Chaser team and global warming activists were peaceful, theatrical and very effective. GetUp mobilised many volunteers during APEC at Bondi Beach to call for binding targets on greenhouse emissions. I had to participate with a personal effort, painting ‘LYSISTRATA’ onto my surfboard to inform the spouses of APEC leaders of the classic Greek play in which the women of Athens went on a sex strike to stop their husbands going to war. Paddling past police jet skis in difficult conditions, the sign was displayed from the ocean side of the Icebergs before the assembled dignitaries’ spouses, urging them to adopt like tactics until progress was made in Iraq and on climate change!


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AT THE NEW SPLENDOUR SITE,THE GRASS REALLY WILL BE GREENER. North Byron Shire Parklands (NBSP) is committed to ensuring the environment will be greatly enhanced for the local flora and fauna. Run by the team which has successfully staged Splendour in the Grass for the past seven years, NBSP is the perfect site for such events, because of its large land size, minimal number of neighbours and good road access. Some initiatives include: • We will be restoring parts of the currently fragmented and degraded wildlife corridor using our money and funds from our successful Envirofunds grant • Our aim is to plant tens of thousands of trees at NBSP • We are in the process of donating ecologically significant land to the National Parks & Wildlife Services • We will work closely with neighbours, by again providing onground rapid resident response teams • Splendour in the Grass attracts worldclass entertainment to the Shire and is an important part of the local culture • The event injects $5.7m annually into the local economy

• 76.2% of the Byron Shire community aged 18+ say they supported music festivals • Over 670 part-time, full time and casual positions are created for locals • The new site will provide far superior traffic management and dramatically reduce impacts on local traffic • Due to the size and topography, there will be significantly less noise impact to residents • To date, we have contributed almost $200,000 in community grants • We will continue to provide education and training opportunities for Shire youth • There will be more accommodation opportunities for patrons both at NBSP (camping), in greater Byron and Tweed Heads

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Articles Jann Gilbert has a kind word for all creatures great and small

Let us have peace on Earth for all animals

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ith almost clockwork regularity the issue of dogs and other introduced species inflames passions across the letters pages of this and other newspapers. But as Bryan Milner from Ocean Shores (Letters, November 11) so succinctly observes, it’s humans who ultimately do the most damage. According to WIRES about 2.5 million animals are killed by motor vehicles in NSW alone each year – that’s 7,000 per day! Add to that the destruction of habitat, the pollution of land and marine environments, and the increasingly dramatic effects of climate change and it’s obvious, even to blind Freddy, just who has the greater impact. No species on earth has succeeded in contributing to the extinction of so many others; only human beings have that dubious honour. Sharon McGrigor, wildlife rescuer and committee member with WIRES Northern Rivers, says, ‘Road kill and injury statistics in the Northern Rivers region are doubling every year. We live in an area with a large amount of threatened species and there are just too

many of them coming in.’ Christmas and school holidays mean more people on the roads and on the coast, which might be great for humans but it’s quite often disastrous for animals, and resident or migrating shorebirds, and marine life. ‘Christmas school holidays overlap with the summer breeding season,’ says Sharon. ‘Most animals have a home range but at that time of the year the more dominant males are pushing the smaller or juvenile animals out to secure a mate and a breeding area for themselves. So you get a whole lot of animals wandering around in unfamiliar territory looking to find their own mates and establish territories.’ WIRES hopes to reduce the number of native animals injured on the roads and also increase the likelihood of drivers reaching their destinations safely. While preventing roadkill is not realistic, there are ways to strongly reduce its occurrence. Roadkill incidents tend to happen at dusk or dawn when nocturnal mammals are on the move. Animals can be difficult to see and

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also behave unpredictably if they panic or become disorientated by the glare of headlights. Roadside verges also offer attractive vegetation such as mown grass, and water that collects in ditches. Slow down at night and be alert when driving at dusk, dawn and at night. Don’t litter (even fruit or vegetable matter) – litter attracts animals to the road! Isobel Borrelli from Byron Bird Buddies also asks peo-

ple to be aware of the resident and migrant bird populations, which are often extremely susceptible to human disturbance. ‘Migratory birds such as the Little Tern and the Ruddy Turnstone have travelled from as far away as Asia and Siberia. They need to rest, feed and groom feathers so they can make the return journey, and hopefully breed while they’re here. The Little Tern hasn’t bred in Byron

Shire since the early 1990s mainly due to disturbance by humans and destruction of habitat,’ says Isobel. While the human impact on coastal regions can’t be changed overnight there’s a lot people can do to ensure as little impact on birds and marine life as possible. ‘Keep away from sand dunes and rocks,’ says Isobel. ‘Many birds nest there in order to camouflage their chicks but it makes them very difficult to see. Walk around, not through, resting birds and if there’s a fenced area like at Belongil then steer well clear of it. ‘In particularly sensitive areas like the Belongil and Tallow Creek estuaries, the Bream Hole, Flat Rock, and the north wall of the Brunswick River, we ask people to take extra care and please keep dogs away. This is essential to the bird’s safety and to that of their vulnerable chicks. ‘And if you see a hatchling or an egg, whether it’s a chick or a turtle, please don’t disturb it. People, especially kids, may see chicks on their own and think they’re abandoned but generally speaking the mother is feeding somewhere nearby.’

On the beach itself, leave only footprints. Litter and other items left on the beach end up in the ocean and are often deadly or injurious to marine life. Likewise if you’re out on the water, bring all your litter back to shore and dispose of it appropriately. Finally, if you do have a pet, whether it’s a dog or cat, be responsible. Put a collar on your pet with several bells to warn birds and other animals; keep your dog on a lead around resting birds; keep out of non-dog areas; and keep dogs and cats in fenced areas, and ensure that they can’t hunt at night by keeping them inside or in an enclosure. Around the house, put rubbish in a bin and keep the lid on or recycle it, and choose plants for your garden that provide food for native birds and animals, and a safe habitat. With a little thought and care it can be a happy and safe festive season for all creatures. For more information or to report sick or injured animals contact WIRES on 6628 1898 (24 hours); Australian Seabird Rescue on 6686 2852; and Byron Bird Buddies at www.byronbirdbuddies.com.au.

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Articles Hans Lovejoy examines a large and essential part of this newspaper’s production

How green is my Echo? A look at the printing process The Echo has been under some scrutiny of late in the letters section over its environmental credentials. A peek at our printer’s press would perhaps give the reader a better understanding of who our printer is, what environmental credentials he holds and the impacts caused by the industry. What makes Horton Media the best choice for us is an environmental and social consciousness, as well as an obvious passion for high quality cutting edge printing. They are a medium sized independently owned printer and the papers they print are also independently owned, including the Northern Rivers Echo and the Clarence Valley Review. Manager and owner Matthew Horton’s personable and hands-on approach sets him apart from all of our previous printers. He comes from an established printing family in New Zealand and has only recently added his Australian operation. He thought he wouldn’t follow the family business initially – he studied economics and worked as a newspaper reporter until his mid 20s. Ink runs in the blood, however, and he has taken an already established business to new levels exceeding initial projections for his Australian venture.

Horton Media owner Matthew Horton in front of the press.

After the usual ten hour production Monday, the final PDFs are sent via FTP to Horton Media, just north of Brisbane. There, the files are double checked before being created into aluminium printing plates using computer to plate laser technology. The process takes an hour, and the actual printing takes around the same time.

Stitching and trimming is the final process before it is trucked down in the wee hours for a Tuesday afternoon home delivery. Much like all the best auto garages, the floors are spotless. Being a purpose built factory has enabled them to design an area that will not only accommodate future growth but will take into

account the latest in practical environmental processes. One example is the extraction of water from the air compression process, necessary for running all of the company’s production equipment. Up to 200 litres per day can be extracted from Brisbane’s humidity and this is fed into the fresh water process, also critical for the lithographic web offset printing process. The rest of the water is supplied from two 3000 litre rainwater tanks. The plant is also plumbed for grey water use. Grey water supplies non-potable uses such as toilets and the irrigation system threaded throughout the plant’s landscaped garden. These innovations build on a ten-year campaign by Horton Media to take its environmental responsibilities seriously, according to Matthew. ‘Right from the start, the company demanded printers swap their aromatic cleaning chemicals for eucalyptus-based fluids. Then management committed to a long-term program of environmental improvement as measured and recognised by New Zealand’s foremost environmental watchdog, Landcare Research.’ Matthew says under the program, Horton Media overhauled its recycling

practices to include all paper roll waste. ‘This meant that plastic and kraft wrapping as well as reel cores joined white paper and printed waste in the recycling stream. High-grade aluminium printing plates had always been recycled but were now sent directly to the smelter.’ Lighting was also replaced for lower energy consumption, he says. ‘These and various other improvements have helped the company attain Landcare’s Gold Enviromark standard.’ These same practices have been adopted in Australia. The introduction of paper made from 100 per cent recycled Australian newspapers has been well received among local publishers, says Matthew. Not everything seems as green as it sometimes appears, however. ‘Horton Media has chosen to prefer mineral-based inks over vegetable inks. The combina-

tion of the carbon inputs required to produce vegetable-based inks (from agricultural production and manufacturing) are actually greater than those required to produce mineral inks. Moreover, they perform poorly and create greater printed waste than their mineral alternatives. ‘Printed matter is the world’s biggest landfill element and, as such, its producers and users must be conscious of their responsibilities. However, the printing industry has minimised its environmental footprint by 95 per cent since 1990. A newspaper now produces one-fifth of the carbon dioxide emitted by the production of a single CD or DVD. And, unlike computers or the power stations required to run them, newspapers are readily recycled.’ To see The Echo being printed visit www.youtube. com/watch?v=ICZvm Me9lYs

If only deep-sea fish could speak Gayle Russell I won’t eat ‘Grandfather Fish’. The thought hit me, it goes against all that I value. The first thing I saw listed on the chalk-board was Orange Roughy, followed by mackerel and then a few other species. So often, it seems that we only notice the loss of something after it’s gone.We don’t yet know enough about the vast ocean and its species to know enough about stock numbers and how to sustain them – and the march goes on to feed the ever-increasing appetites and numbers of us the humanoid species. Many scientists believe Orange Roughy (aka Empereur), a deep-sea fish, lives up to one hundred and fifty years. It takes twenty years to mature and doesn’t reproduce until it is around thirty years. Its biology and its characteristics are its downfall. Orange Roughy like other deep-sea fish have large heads and tapering bodies and they tend to congregate in a cloud on the top of sea mounts. For these reasons lots of undersized fish

These ancient animals taken from their upside-down eyries to feed the insatiable hunger of us, the dominant predatory species, deserve better than this.

get caught in the computerised, trawl monitored equipment laid by the often unregulated fishing industry. We are fishing out our oceans and believing in a magic cure – as in the Magic Pudding, the more you take, the more that grows. When one stock is exhausted we just look elsewhere and we can do it with our fancy computerised satellite monitoring systems. It seems that nothing is sacrosanct. For most deep-water species a sustainable exploitation level is around 2%, compared with 2—30% for shallow water fish.Tough luck Orange Roughy. It is now recognised that these ancient animals are being fished to the edge of

extinction. Reputable sources affirm that nine out of ten of New Zealand’s Roughy stocks is not looking good – the stocks off the coast of the United Kingdom have already gone. And if it’s there in the shop people will buy it. It’s not their fault, we are limited by the choices before us and by our unknowing. And let’s face it, we haven’t had to think so much about the ethics of what we eat before, at least not in my lifetime. I have fond memories from my youth of the beach, the vast ocean and the smell of fish and chips. For our family it was an occasional, enjoyable treat. And I am here now to order a meal. No ‘Grandfather Fish’ for me.

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AS Spot of Paint Pain A Spot of o Paint Ceramic

Anna Middleton

fantastic Christmas

This stunning boutique

kids in the weeks leading

buzzes with wonderful

up to Christmas. The kids

designs and unique pieces

will enjoy painting ceramic

from around the globe.

decorations and getting

From young, fresh and

and Art SStudio is running

www.echo.net.au

$30, anyone?) Well-

browsing through the racks of

With prices starting at less

known local chef Tippy

beautiful clothes filled with

than $200, what could be

Heng turns out gorgeous

floating, fashionable, feminine

better than giving a gift

contemporary dishes with

fantasies. It holds the promise of that will be really

a largely European bent;

just the right dress to guarantee

appreciated this

Christmas decorations

there's a fabulous wine list a truly gorgeous summer. Phone Christmas? Give a gift,

which are fired in the kiln

and superb service. Drop

for a beautiful finish and

in for a cocktail and a

make unique gifts for

snack at the elegant bar

Christmas. For bookings

or make an evening of it –

phone 6685 8981.

it might just turn into your favourite restaurant!

Ornament Workshops for

6687 1222.

give an art piece. Join us for Christmas shopping and drinks on

Calling all Art Lovers

Friday 21th December from 6pm,105 Stuart St, Mullumbimby.

Have you visited Art Piece

Bayside Bar & Grill

Gallery in Mullumbimby

Aroma House

yet? Christmas is here so

Aroma House is the sort of shop

fall in love with Lei Lei

their hands dirty with clay. where you feel gorgeous just casual through to chic and There are also some great Bayside Bar & Grill is the great new eatery at the mature, there is gift ideas in store, why not beach end of Fletcher something to suit all hand paint a ceramic Street in Byron Bay, whose women seeking that piece for someone this cool stylish decor belies its special touch of elegance Christmas? There are extremely reasonable and beauty. loads of great shaped prices. (Lobster poached in mugs, plates, platters and champagne for under

now’s your chance! You’ll Joy’s whimsical goats,

Bay Seafoods

Robyn Sweaney’s moody

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roses, Hilary Herrmann’s

for Christmas is feasts of

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seafood, and where better

sometimes hilarious

to go for the freshest

figures and Rachel Stone’s

catch than Bay Seafood

delicate and sweetly

Market in Byron Bay. Each

touching birds.

day we offer a fantastic

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”We’ve opened a fantastic new gallery space just in time for XMAS.” Seriously great gifts for the silly season. Photographic images on canvas, fine art, jewellery, gift cards and more by an amazing array of artists, photographers and sculptors. Come see us at 52 Jonson Street, Byron Bayt$BMM6680 8825

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new surfboard, a quirky

shots, photographer John

Kinesiology is a key to

T-shirt, groovy board

D’Errey has taken the

receiving feed-back from

shorts, sunglasses or a pair moment further, bringing of thongs. selection of fish and seafood, as well as smoked salmon, smoked trout, locally-made

For all his surfing needs, this little shop shaped like a longboard, has it all!

your body’s wisdom and

for

many of his iconic images

activating the body's

just

to life. Whether it is riding

innate ability to

$89

with dolphins or eye-to-

heal. Understand how to

will fill

eye with a humpback

improve your health, feel

your stocking.

whale, watching the first

better about yourself

marinades and sauces. We

light hit the mountains or

and achieve more of your

are open throughout the

a lighthouse awash with

potential. Open evenings

moonlight, this film is an

December 18 and January

affirmation of how joyful

16. Free 3 hour seminar

life can be. Phone

January 26. Call Byron

6685 8909.

Kinesiology Centre

close only on Christmas

Byron Images

Day. Please note that we

After 20 years of

holidays for all your entertaining needs, and

do not accept credit cards, capturing the essence of this special part of and we will open our doors at 3am on to bring along a little esky to keep your fish cool!

the best musical deals – Byron Music’s prices are competitive!

If you’ve been really good

Please note that they are open on Christmas Eve for

all year, you can talk to Craig about an investment

last minute gifts! Phone 6685 7333.

grade vintage guitar between $5000 and $50,000. Lots of great gift ideas below $20.

6685 7991.

No matter what your

Australia with his still

Christmas Eve. Remember

Queensland to get

Begin an exciting career Byron in natural Music health! This year Byron Music has

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the best range of

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size, great-playing

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in Kinesiology in Byron

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Bay. Study with Parijat

bag, instructional DVD

summer, whether it be a

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and a two-year warranty

budget Byron Music’s

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expert staff will help you

Come in for a great

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instrument to provide

comfort and feast

years of musical

your eyes on the

enjoyment.

impressive selection.

There’s no need to travel to

HAIR AND BEAUTY Merry Christmas and many thanks for all your support throughout 2007

Sun FX Spran Tan $30

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delight their

If it's savoury with

must try the fantastic

bikes, we can help. We

pies, great salads and

have lots of solid timber

also stock a full range of

gourmet sandwiches.

tables in several sizes and

outdoor and camping

There are so many

colours and a stunning

equipment to suit all your

delicious goodies in

collection of dining chairs

needs. Tents, cookers,

including the Trocadero, a light cheesecake lemoninfused mousse with a light vanilla syruped biscuit, topped with lots of fresh fruit…

Eden at Byron is

business, Paul and Emma,

guaranteed to take the

have been sourcing

this shop is a place you

hassle out of Christmas

delicious produce, both

must not miss.

shopping. 140 Bangalow

organic and non organic

Rd, Byron. Phone

and pride themselves on

6685 6874.

their competitive prices by

customers during really exotic decor, then

you're after then you

this great patisserie,

timber quality pieces and

this festive season. We

and of course, we are travelpacks and everything now receiving our last for beginner campers to batch of containers for

For more information call 07 5523 4711.

supporting local growers. Stop by Edens Landing at

seasoned hikers.

this year with all of the

We also hire bikes,

very latest in fashionable

relaxed Christmas

Fresh, relaxed and

delivery.

surfboards and all your

décor, pots, statues and

shopping than Eden at

characteristic are your

And don’t forget to ask

beach needs. Drop in and

new lines of furniture

Byron? Topping the

impressions of Edens

about their holiday

say hi to our friendly staff.

from around Asia, as well

Christmas gift list this year

Landing – supplier of

discounts. edenslanding@

Phone 6680 7066.

as topping up on our

is the Wollemi Pine,

quality fruit, vegies and

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more traditional ranges of

proving that the past

organics to the people of

exotic and modern

makes a great present!

Mullumbimby for over 12

Also popular are citrus

years.

trees, especially limes,

The owners of the

furniture, made from solid

Offering a wide range of

Decorators Direct

services, from sales of

Celebrates Christmas in

If you want to create a

gardens, books and

bikes and bike accessories

Style.

comfortable home

flowering indoor plants

incorporating a truly

such as orchids.

Cog to full bike services in our workshop.

Decorators Direct are celebrating Christmas with

Anything you need, to do

97 Stuart St.

Eden@Byron Edens Landing What better place for

a whole host of specials to

Teak, Mahogany and Mango Wood.

unique individual style, that includes genuine solid

Mullumbimby or call on 6684 1007 to arrange a

insect eating plants, herb

With free gift wrapping and ample free parking,

Phone/Fax

07 5523 4711 Salt lamps many styles/ sizes/colours

Teak/mahogany day beds & base cushions. Mahogany bedsides 3 door/styles/colours small $69, large $79

Mahogany open cabinets 3 styles/ colours

Buffets 2/3/4 doors/styles/colours Lowline TV cabinets, 2 styles/2 colours/2 door types Modern bookcases, 3 sizes, 3 colours

Lots of pots and terracotta ornaments

Huge selection of Buddhas and other stone/wooden statues

Prison Sides $269, Trads $199, Open $179 Many other styles also available

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Shot on location in

showcases a selection of

Bangalow, the DVD

talented musical dads

contains priceless live

including Juzzie Smith,

footage from that

Tommee, Soulman and

special weekend, with

Nathan Kaye and talks

the artists sharing their with Jimmy Barnes,

Eden's Landing wishes you a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year!

Fresh Vibes

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experiences of

Andrew Denton and Kerry design is Fresh Vibes Hair

fatherhood, and

O Brien.

childhood. These are completely unique concert experiences, with two of Australia’s best-loved

This heartfelt and beautifully performed DVD makes a really affordable gift for every

Salon, conveniently located in Jonson St. For the past 4 years Fresh Vibes has thrived on giving clients 100%

The greatest fundraising DVD ever!

artists.

The only gift to give! New Fatherhood Festival

the birth of his son, Jahli,

them create a fresh image

DVD featuring intimate

only five days before this

to suit you. Book now

performances by John

show. Enjoy Pete Murray

and receive a style/cut/

See John Butler in the first release and we have kept

their Ballina salon.

the cost low so that

So if you’re looking for

his award-winning songs

everyone can enjoy the

that fresh new look for

from his hit CD ‘Grand

magic of the 3rd annual

summer, talk to the stylist

National’, and talk about

Fatherhood Festival.

at Fresh Vibes and let

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Festival is now available to

Charlie on his debut drum Another opportunity to kit! You can hear samples spoil yourself and

the public at the

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someone you love.

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dad, It is a limited edition

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Heart of the Bay

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Featuring local crafts and

Christmas gift? Heart of

Child 1300 555 632.

exquisite jewellery

the Bay has a wide range

sourced from around the

of stunning locally made

world, there is something

semi-precious jewellery

to suit every taste. The

designs, rare crystals, and

crafts include glassware,

a huge range of gifts

precious stones, shells and combined with services seeds from the rainforest. from some of the area’s

beach end of Jonson Street, under The Balcony

from Monday 17th Dec to Saturday 22nd Dec.

eden’s landing

S

Fruit, Vegies, Organics and Local Produce

Shop 4, 97 Stuart St, Mullumbimby Phone/Fax: 6684 1007 Email: edenslanding@iinet.net.au

CHRISTMAS SALE •Trevor James 3011E silver plated flutes rec retail $895 now $589 • Kids’ guitars – quarter, half and three quarter size – quality instruments with 4yrs warranty and instructional DVD from $69 •All Epiphone guitars less 25% off retail price • Electric guitar and amp packs includes bags, straps, tuner, cable and stand $299

gift shop, FOCUS CRAFTS, Looking for a unique, affordable special is ready to serve.

Focus Crafts, open 7 days,

We would like to offer everyone a

most respected clairvoyants and healers. Make your Christmas

•Fender FM212R 100 watt guitar amps rec retail $699 now $519 • Drum kits from $499

•Gibson Les Paul DC ‘Faded’ electric guitar 1 only rec retail $1999 now $1299 • Zoom H2 digital recorders rec retail $445 now $329 •Gibson Les Paul SG ‘Faded’ electric guitar 1 only rec retail $1799 now $1340 • Zoom H4 digital recorders rec retail $699 now $479 •Yamaha P70 electric 88 note piano includes free stand $899 Our Yamaha catalogue sale has started. Huge deals on Yamaha P.A's, Yamaha keyboard Vox amplifiers etc, etc. Shop locally for the best prices and best service

Shop 1 & 2, South Plaza, Jonson St, Byron Bay (Behind the cinema) Phone 6685 7333


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them with a Bruce Brown leather satchel. Phone 6685 5491.

Gorgeous gifts from Byron’s award-winning garden centre. • Living Christmas trees • Great gift ideas • Free gift wrapping

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The best organic baby products... all in one store! Chrissy ideas and if there's pampered, now that the too much to choose from, festive season is upon us you can always grab a

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games plethora of galore puzzles

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changing titles, latest

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plates and crockery adds

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get it right! guests Hudabrastic Funk.

most exciting restaurants.

Coconut and Saffron Rice.

The terrace at Offshore

Tippy Heng serves up

Tippy’s Cantonese Hand-

plays host to local stars

gorgeously flavoured

Made Rice Noodles with

Hudabrastic Funk for a

Asian dishes both

Sichuan Spiced Pork

special New Year's Eve

traditional and modern in

Mince Sauce are one Echo

dinner. Offshore bistro +

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antique furnishings, huge

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menu of 5 courses with

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tea/coffee and a glass of

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desserts, especially his

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$70 and a later sitting at

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function at one of Byron’s

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Open for lunch Monday Monday to Sunday and weekend Yum Cha, the restaurant also does

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Byron’s need for a good

and visitors with its

Asian foodstore. Now over

beautiful Old China style

four years later Red

decor and exotic, unique

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to China coupled with her

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always there to help. Come and visit us opposite the cinema in Jonson Street, Byron Bay.

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funky licensed products for the youngsters –

the friendly staff are

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Nestled amongst the endless aisles of goodies is the huge range of body care products, homewares, jewellery, gifts and trinkets PLUS fantastic kitchenware range from Rhubarb.

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solar panels with pride

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Stuck for a thinking person’s Christmas present? Want to support local activist filmmaking? Why not buy a DVD by one of Australia’s best doco filmmakers, David Bradbury. Frontline – footage and stories from legendary news cameraman Neil Davis in the Vietnam War. (Oscar nomination) A Hard Rain – an expose on the nuclear industry: not clean, green, cheap or healthy! Nicaragua No Pasaran – a portrait of the Sandinista revolution. Fond Memories of Cuba – great music, life and vitality of Cuba today. Plus more... To order or view other titles available visit

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A L L

DECEMBER 18 – 31

Y O U R

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SOAPBOX 49 LIVE MUSIC 50 TELLY 58 CULTURE 62 BEATS N BOPS 70 ALPHA 72 CROSSWORD 74 STARS 74 CINEMA 76 GIG GUIDE 78 EATING OUT 80

It'saa Beautiful It's BeautifulWorld World

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The Beautiful Girls have had a very busy year. Loosely based in Sydney, drummer Bruce Braybrooke spoke to me from under a tree full of pigeons on a park bench in St Kilda, sheltering from the howling winds.

‘These days we don’t live anywhere at all, we came through Sydney to do Homebake but it’s just like, oh here’s another town, just know a few more people.’ It can be difficult to maintain relationships with such a demanding schedule, girlfriends can tend to get a bit testy. Right now I am in a good space with it, (touring) when I had a girlfriend it was a bit different... but right now for the first time in years I am completely and utterly single, I have no ties, I am not being pulled in any direction, so it’s OK being on tour, and you do enjoy parts of it, although there are times when it really can be a drag like when you are in Germany and it’s raining and cold and you just want to stay in your hotel room and sleep or have a bath.’ For any artist, the room, the audience, the feel of the night determines more about the show than any set list. Every show, like every audience, is different. So how

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If it’s a beautiful room and there’s a vibe then you know it will be pretty cool. On our last tour we played at The Chicago House of Blues, it was amazing, it has rooms upon rooms. It was a really awesome place to play.’ So what about the gigs that don’t go so well, the ones you just have to survive? In breaking the American egg, The Beautiful Girls have come across one or two of them. ‘Sometimes it sux. On the last tour we had a gig where there were 30 people. That was in Baltimore. We aren’t going back to Baltimore. It was dismal. The place was like an underground heavy metal torture chamber. They bought our beer in a bucket backstage and the bucket had a hole in it so our band room filled with freezing water. You rise to the challenge and then you get out of there. It’s part of rock n roll.’ Sometimes it’s what goes wrong that makes a gig or a recording interesting. A mistake feels so completely unique and reminds you that you are sharing a very organic experience. It’s never comfortable, but it can certainly

connect a room.

‘We were filming the other night and we started doing Thought about You and Matt totally fucked it up, he forgot the lyrics and he stopped and laughed and kept going. It’s reality – it would be good if you could keep that stuff in the video, because it gives a glimpse into the real person.’ It begs the bigger question, if it’s not always slick, then what is music? An interview with a producer whose name I have forgotten said that rock music should always be amateurish. Never polished, because then it loses its edge. Bruce shares a similar ethos. ‘I was watching old David Lee Roth interviews yesterday, he’s the best, he was saying rock n roll is music from the neck down, music is an energy, it’s more base chakra, it’s different – there’s so many strands and strains – it would be wrong to say it’s just one thing though. Making music is based on instinct and feeling, it just works, it’s not just a mental equation that feels right, it’s a rare thing and when that feels right, it’s amazing. ‘The chemistry of the players is the

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The Beautiful Girls are in it for the long haul. ‘When you are a musician, you know you will be doing it till you croak – the bottom line is that we love music, I was drilling holes, delivering pizzas, you don’t mind doing it as long as you still play.’ ‘Most of my fave music is from the 60s and 70s and it’s stuff that was exploring boundaries, you have to keep it passionate and to continue your emotional thread. It’s not about having a favourite song from an album. You don’t think about it like that. At the very least you think of it as a whole show and you try and create hills and valleys and you use whatever songs you have to create a feel and by extension that’s your whole life, hanging in the park, hopping on jumbo jets, but the gig is a small but still significant part of the whole.’ If you haven’t already, give The Beautiful Girls’ third LP Ziggurats a spin, or catch them at the Hotel Great Northern on Wednesday and Thursday

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My six year old son has been telling his school friends that Santa is bogus. It’s embarrassing. I had no idea my little angel had been busy killing Santa for kindergarten kids. It’s cruel. It’s like telling a middle aged woman there’s no Botox. Another parent approached me and asked me if I wouldn’t mind diverting my son from thwarting their kid’s childhood fantasy. He’s been saying ‘My mum says there’s no Santa.’ Great. Next he’ll be telling them there’s no God. It’s hard bringing up well rounded existentialists these days. My young son was onto the whole Santa caper from the start. He’s logical. He was born stoic. He shot out the womb and looked suitably unimpressed with the whole human caper. The idea of a fat stranger distributing random gifts after one stinky cuddle on a Kodak sponsored photo drive on the Santa throne outside KMart just seemed a bit too fucked up. At 3 he noticed that Santa used the same wrapping paper as mummy and daddy. ‘That’s because Santa was in such a rush he had to ask mummy to wrap it for him.’ The lies were so saccharine, it made me want to spew. Continuing the Santa story just seemed cruel. So I told him. ‘Darling Santa is a figure co-opted from European tradition and then re-marketed by CocaCola to get out a bit of

Starlight Wellbeing Expo A&I Hall, Bangalow 9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Thursday 3- Sunday 6 January Workshops, talks, singing bowl music, meditations and free healings in Healathon included in admission. Welcome to our eleventh year - The Master Number 11 is the Illuminator, the bringer of Light. It offers wisdom and guidance to others who Ànd themselves on their own mystical path. Join us for... Special guest Tibetan Chant Master and Buddhist monk the Venerable Lobsang Tendar will bless the festival each morning at 9.30am. Mediumship Every day our mediums will astound you with their accuracy. Join Jason McDonald, Barry Eaton and Kelly Dale on a journey to the other side. Talks On the hour we offer talks on subjects as diverse as Sacred Geometry, Crystals, the Magdalene codes and organic Feng Shui. These talks are great ways to expand your awareness, feel free to ask penetrating questions! Crystal Singing Bowl music A deeply relaxing, mind clearing and energising experience, every morning. Healathon Local practitioners offer sessions for free (included in admission). Meditations access altered states, Àrst and last thing every day.

Cafe Chats On the half hour, sit down with an organic coffee and gluten free cake for a relaxed chat with our presenters. Gourmet food Enjoy quality vegetarian and Vegan meals to nurture the body, as well as sustaining our planet. Workshops... Biofeedback for Enlightenment. Biofeedback can teach a true musical recipe for peak experience. Dan Winter is a world leader in sacred geometry and the science of consciousness. Aspects of the Divine. Embrace and embody Divine qualities such as trust, forgiveness and compassion. Chicchan and Dimahi create a sacred space for a deeper awareness of our Divinity. Breathwork Mastery. Clarity through releasing memories, feelings or energies that have been held with the breath. Alakh Analda is lecturer at Nature Care College in Sydney. Rapid Mental Calculation. Relates directly to the feminine right brain that understands pictures, shapes and sounds. Jain is an internationally acclaimed maths expert. wo

Free programmes; Byron Visitor Centre, Bangalow Post OfÀce, Mullumbimby Laughing Buddha and www.global-healing.com Admission $15 ($10 Conc)

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KILLING SANTA Mandy Nolan The Soapbox

branding. Basically every time you think of baby Jesus you’ll want a Coke.’ In confessing the corporate lie we dress up as magical makebelieve, I forgot to deliver the most important maxim: continue the consumer deceit for those still hoodwinked. You can’t just say there’s no Santa. It’s cerebral serial killing. Once you’ve bagged the man in red, you know that the tooth fairy is next. Then there’s the large chocolate egg depositing rabbit freak. In just a few mental jumps the part of your psyche that believes in fairies is dead. Reality reigns supreme. The belief that beneath the sticky milk skin of the mundane is otherworldly magic is panacea for our disenchantment. I can’t tell

you how lonely it is waiting for a prince who never comes. (Or being rescued by one who comes too quickly). I have a friend in a 12 step program who often used to say to me: ‘it’s not the reality that will kill you, it’s the fantasy’. Christ, who wants to be responsible? Making decisions is exhausting. Living with the consequences is even more so. I would love the opportunity to outsource my life to an external force. Even for a weekend. I remember when I found out about Santa. It changed my view on life forever. I was 4 years old. My father was a violent alcoholic and at the time my poor mother at just 23 was a terrified hostage. Life was pretty bleak. I looked forward to Christmas. In the landscape of domestic violence, kindly ruddy cheeked men bestowing gifts on sad little girls was like the desert oasis. Glimpsed in desperate hope, then revealed sadly, as just another fucking delusion. Christmas was the window to normality that I craved. Making a Christmas wish was like opening one of Alice’s doors to the potential of a better life. I grabbed my teddy, my well loved fluffy solace and gave him

my Christmas list, (which I imagine included a less volatile family unit.) I left teddy on the verandah to meet Santa, I felt that this sort of negotiation really had to happen – bear to Claus. I awoke on Christmas Day to a crime scene. For a second I thought my wishes had been fulfilled, with the first snow of a Queensland white Christmas. Then I realised that it was stuffing. Teddy guts. My teddy lay in pieces on the front lawn. A leg by the post box, an ear on the front step. It was awful. Santa had murdered my only friend. My mother tried to tell me it was our dog, but I didn’t believe her. Even at 4 I knew she was covering for him. Santa was a crazed psychopath. Fuck Santa. Then she told me. There was no Santa. It was supposed to make it better. Great. Now I hate the family dog. Happy Christmas. And the moral of the story: always lie about sleeping dogs.

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live music JO JO BACK IN TOWN The enigmatic Jo Jo Smith is back in town performing at the Blue Birdy on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 December. Jo Jo is here to record live, so don’t miss the opportunity to be part of that experience. She has one of the best voices in the business, and the soul to match. An evening listening to Jo Jo is like taking yourself back to Byron ten years ago, it’s nostalgic and completely fresh at the same time. Last time she was in town the room was packed from ceiling to stage, so get there early to reserve one the the Birdy perches for your listening enjoyment!

VITAMIN C If you saw The Echo last week and caught a glance at the cover of Seven you should have picked up that Vitamin Records will be having a Christmas Party at the Beach Hotel on Thursday 20 December. Just in case you forgot, check out this impressive lineup that features Sara Tindley & The Kingfishers, Mr Percival, Gyan, Ghost Mountain, Jez Mead, Juzzie Smith and Jesse Younan. Sara Tindley & The Kingfishers are a rockin’ alt-country outfit with equal measures of soulful pop. Mr Percival has been called

Bay FM wishes all its ‘An a’cappella genius’. His live gigs are becoming legendary – everything you hear is created live and spontaneously using only the human voice and a loop pedal. Gyan is a brilliant Byron local singer songwriter, fresh from Brisbane where she performed her sellout show ‘Billy The Rabbit’ with cartoonist Michael Leunig. Ghost Mountain showcase the powerhouse songwriting duo of Christian Pyle and Sal Yeates, who crank out some haunting tales of love and loss. Jez Mead is our local legend and gifted guitarist and singer, much loved and respected on the acoustic music scene. Juzzie Smith has a breathtaking ability to weave together harmonica, guitar, didjeridoo, stomp box and his voice to create layers of sounds and Jesse Younan has been using his tender voice and masterful guitar playing to generate a very aurally aroused audience. From 8pm.

NEW YEARS EVE IN MAIN ARM If you are wanting to stay away from the crowds of the Bay over New Years, then make a trek to Main Arm for Sparkle & Shine, the fundraising event at Kohinur Hall for this New Year’s Eve. This is a wholly local affair, with live music by two exciting,

popular 7-piece bands, The Utopians and Groove Foundation, and sets by DJ Phunk Phanatik. The Utopians are a horn-oriented ska reggae band. Groove Foundation play guitar/ keyboard-based fun ska and dance funk. Tickets $20 at the door, children welcome, food and refreshments available. Support your local community and celebrate the New Year at beautiful Kohinur Hall – 8pm, Monday 31 December.

MARIACHI ME Victor Valdes & The Real Mexico at the Byron Bay Community Centre on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 December ($35/$30) and Coorabell Hall TETE AT THE BANGALOW CATHOLIC on Sunday 23 HALL ON THURSDAY 4 JANUARY December ($20/$15). It’s not often you get the chance to experience the real sounds and soul of the Mexican Mariachi. For those who may have heard the word and are unfamiliar with what it is, mariachi is a type of musical group, originally from Jalisco, in Mexico. Usually a mariachi consists of at least two

listeners Merry Christmas and Happy New Year new program guide THURSDAY 6am Bump & Grind Elsa 9am Radio Arts Gina Baker 11am Bohemian Beat Riddhi 2006 12pm Paddy’s Pleasure Paddy Raleigh Community 2pm High Grade Radio Krazy Dayv Radio Station 4pm Thursdayitis Stuey of the Year 6pm Generation You Jordi MONDAY 8pm CruiSin for a Bluesin The Honeydripper 6am The Morning Mix KaBes 10pm What It Is Dollarmix & Hopalong 9am The Generator Charlie & Malcom 11am That’s Entertainment FRIDAY Michael Sharman 6am Morning Tea with JD & Ali 12pm Cultural Awareness JD Malouf & Ali DJ Terra Nullis & Yapa 9am The Shakedown (earth friendly) 2pm Fear of A White Planet Red Terra Funk Fanatic & Sheik Yerbouty 11am Whirled Music Phil Hurst 4pm Stuck 4 Words Oliver & Michelle 12pm The Spydamunk Show Spydamunk 6pm Grailey Whole Celtic Show 1pm Brave New Tunes Mista Micha Margaret Wyatt 2pm Flow Poetry DJ Illiad 8pm The Pulse MG & Ali 4pm Ice Cream Truck Fulton & Ruger 10pm Radio Magic Sam I AM 6pm The Roundtable Dan Cassidy 8pm Funked Up Friday X Facta & The TUESDAY Groove Masta 6am Planet Luv Glitter Girl 10pm Roots ‘n’ Culture DJ Selector 9am Love, Life & Laughter Pavitar 11am Byron Business Phil Daly SATURDAY 12pm Belly The Belly Sisters 6am Saturday Special Coco’s Sister 1pm Airbus The Stewardess 8am Mixed Brew DJ Surprise 2pm All That Jazz PK 10amCowboy’s Sweetheart Carrie D 4pm Rollin’ Mel 12pm Red Hot & Cool Anthony & Ken 6pm Post Modern Backlash Hudson 2pm Toasted Lady Marmalade 8pm Radio Mundial Steve Snelgrove 4pm Natural Balance Sut 10pm Foundation Pheds 6pm Q-Ear Muffy Diver & Dancing Dougie 8pm Broken Heart Road Peggy WEDNESDAY 10pm Soundtracks to Life 6am Wakin’ Waves Freegirl DJ Rapunzel & The Undertaker 9am Thermostat/ Traveller’s Tales Greg & Rebecca SUNDAY 11am Go Earthcare Ros Elliott 7am Sunday Soundscape Gayle Cue 12pm Suara Indonesia 10am Jazz Moods Jean Brown Dharma, Kirana, Judith 12pm Omnibus RG Pedicini & Les Schmidt 2pm Tech Talk Lee 2pm Radio Latina Yolanda, Juan, Bita 4pm Hip Hop Drive DJ Mud 4pm The Bay Lounge Aqua 6pm Down At Big Mary’s Sista Mary 6pm Strictly Vinyl Inchie 8pm Eclectic Lazyland Charles 8pm The Chill Pill Mista Micha & Monsieur ‘S’ 10pm Psy Phi MK-Ultra 10pm Green Cabbages-Brown Rice Col & Angus

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violins, two trumpets, one Mexican guitar, one vihuela, (a high-pitched five string guitar) and one guitarron – a small scaled acoustic bass. They dress in silver studded charro outfits with wide-brimmed hats. The original mariachi were Mexican street buskers. Mariachi are often hired to play for weddings and formal occasions and are often used to serenade women. Some of the songs are sad; others are about how much that special someone appreciates your company. If you’re into Cuban and Brazilian grooves, ‘Tropicoso’ will be performing as well that evening!

KARAOKE FOR KIDS Everytime there’s a bit of a problem with teenagers, one asks: why? Why is there such a problem with teenage drinking and out of control behaviour? The answer is usually: We’ve got nuthin to do. To help entertain and maintain sobriety amongst the under 18’s in Brunswick Heads, Byron Ballina Greens is hosting Karaoke in the Housie Shed over the Christmas and New Year long weekends, alongside the Fish and Chip Carnival. There will be a small amp so aspiring musicians (who may not be into Karaoke) can bring along their instruments and have a play. The event will be hosted and DJ’d by local young people and there’s a whole 8 days to fill. This is your chance for a gig – so if you sing, play

or even talk funny (standup comics are welcome) then be there. 7pm - 10pm each evening – with prizes. For more information for this strictly under 18 event (no star searching oldies) then call Michele Grant on 6680 3163.

SEEING CLELIA lt’s been a long time between gigs for Clelia Adams but she’s back after spending last month in Sydney recording a new album! To bring in the new working year, she’s back performing at the Ocean Shores Country Club, doing the first show back on New Years Eve. Put those dancing shoes on and enjoy the songs that she performs fresh from her soon to be released Wildflowers album. 8pm.

THE CIGARS ARE SMOKIN INSIDE THE BUILDING! 17 years and seven albums later, Australian Rhythm & Blues legends the Bondi Cigars are launching their latest (double) album 32 Premium Quality Cuts. Featuring classic Cigars songs from their long and illustrious career, plus 2 new previously unreleased tracks, this very welcome Cigars retrospective offers a good opportunity to follow a great Australian R&B band through 17 years of hardhitting music that is readily identifiable, and continues to

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evolve. For the few not familiar with the muscular sound of the Cigars, this is the perfect introduction, while for veteran followers it provides a comprehensive overview, with 2 bonus tracks from the most recent lineup. They perform at the Ballina RSL on Sunday.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Joseph ‘AMP’ Fiddler is one of the most highly recognised Soul - R&B Funk artists of recent years. An accomplished keyboard player who has shared stages and studios with everyone from Prince and George Clinton to Primal Scream and many more, Amp Fiddler is set to play one of only 3 Australian shows here in Byron. Amp has released 2 albums to date, his debut Waltz of the Ghetto Fly earning him major respect all around the world, turning into an instant cult-classic and setting an impressive benchmark for him to follow up with his second release Afro Strut. Both these albums were ground – as well as chart breaking – around the world. Afro Strut featured Afro-funk pioneer and legend Tony Allen, J Dilla as well as many more renowned musicians, back-up vocalists and producers from all over the world. Essentially, Ghetto Fly was the world seen through the eyes of a child, in simplistic, clearly defined terms; Afro Strut, instead,

reverberates to an inner rhythm, and concerns itself more with the nuances and subtleties an of an adult point of view. Amp Fiddler and Band play the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday 5 January.

MO MOSHAV Imagine the jamming of Phish mixed with the vocal strength of Pearl Jam and the spiritual lyrics of U2 seasoned with a Middle Eastern influence, and you can begin to describe the unique sound of Moshav. Although their music comes from and is steeped in the Jewish culture of their upbringing, Moshav is as main stream as any pop/ alternative band. Raised on the Moshav Meor Modi’im, a musical village in the hills between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, the three young men who make up Moshav – Yehuda (vocals, percussion), Duvid (vocals, guitar), and Yosef (bass) – have learned and played music since childhood. They listened to Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Neil Young — and that music, combined with the beat poets they read and embraced, continues to influence their songwriting. By 2000 Moshav had moved to Los Angeles, determined to make it in the mainstream world the way they already had in the Judaic world. They are heading up the ladder fast. Starting their tour at Woodford Festival you can hear them at Coorabell Hall on Wednesday 2 January with Raz Bin Sam & Lion I Band. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm show. Tix $30 at the door or $25 at Barebones in Bangalow, Mullum Bookshop & All Music & Vision in Ballina, Lismore & Byron.

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Tété may not be a household name in Australia just yet, but that situation is set to change with his debut tour here. Having just completed a successful tour to Japan, Tete is on the road to visit Australian shores through the New Year after his debut at the Woodford Festival. African born, with West Indian blood running in his veins, alternative singer song writer Tété grew up in France. It could be the Beatles heritage he grew up listening to that has formed Tété’s distinctive sound – but who cares about pigeonholes when talking about an artist who has sold over half a million records since his debut release in 2001, and sold out legendary venue The Olympia in Paris five times in one year? His music blends the pop, folk and blues influences that shaped his early musical life, perpetuating the spirit of the songwriter, like that of the Griots, of his native Dakar. Tete has released three albums to date (L’Air de Rien, A La faveur de l’Automne, and his latest Le Sacre des Lemmings) which have now been certified ‘Double Gold’ in France for

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l off more th sales than 150 000 copies. Tete will be playing with special guest Nano Stern who started playing the violin at the age of three and now plays multiple instruments ranging from guitar, to percussion and the synthesizer. Stern’s influence is a fusion between rock legends Led Zeppelin and Latin-American folklore. Bangalow Catholic Hall on Friday 4 January, Tix are $25/20 at the door. Show at 8pm.

CHANTS OF A LIFETIME After a sellout performance in January ‘07, Carmella Baynie and the Bhakti Raga Ensemble return to Byron Bay to present their beautiful concert of spiritual music, including traditional Indian songs and chants in Sanskrit and Bengali. The ensemble includes harmonium, sitar, banjo, tabla, mridanga, dilruba and guitar. Carmella’s contribution to sacred music are the award winning international release of Song to the Earth, her much loved Lullabies and the pre-natal sound meditation CD Babybreath. Carmella has dedicated her life to facilitating sound as a healing force, as a vehicle for transformation and vibrational healing, for creating harmony with nature and ultimately for union with the Divine. She has been a devoted yoga practitioner for over twenty years, an accredited voice and yoga teacher and with her performance she brings these practises together along with influences from her work in martial arts, the

dramatic d ti arts t and d classical l i l singing. The following day Carmella will facilitate Born Singing – a vocal workshop for all voices! Rediscover the powerful, sacred and beautiful voice, we are all born with. Performance at the Byron Community Centre on Saturday 5 January, and workshop at Byron Yoga on Sunday 6 January 2pm. Bookings 6685 5659. Tickets for both Workshop & Concert $20/15 each or for the two $35/30. www.carmellavoice.com

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SHARNY Sharny Russell is a unique artist. She is equally at home on vocals and piano. She also writes and arranges all her own material, as well as giving fresh life to old favourites. Sharny recorded her ABC Jazz album A Good Thing on Hold at Byron Bay’s SAE Studios in 2003 and won the 2004 APRA Jazz Award. She has also recorded with internationally known jazz guitarist George Golla, and she and George perform together whenever possible. Sharny has recently released a 16 track Gospel CD, Not My Own. A singer, pianist and writer, Sharny moved to Sydney in 1982 and played regularly at Sydney’s best known jazz venues, The Soup Plus and The Basement, working with James Morrison and her brother Steve Russell. She has supported artists such as Vince Jones, Martin Taylor and Tania Maria. Sharny is known and greatly respected in the Australian jazz community as one of the


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country’s leading exponents of ‘scat singing’. She is currently on staff at the Queensland Conservatorium, teaching jazz voice, keyboard, improvisation, arrangement and composition, has been the teacher of three James Morrison Award winners, as well as Kristin Berardi who recently won one the Vocal Award at Montreax Jazz Festival, and the elite Freedman Jazz Award. Sharny Russell performs at the Ballina RSL Jazz N Blues Lounge 6.30pm.

BEATS FROM THE BELLY OF THE MOUNTAIN

AMP FIDDLERS AT THE HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN ON SATURDAY 5TH JANUARY

Wild Marmalade is a trio of internationally acclaimed musicians. They feature two of the hottest drummers in Australia and one of the best didgeridoo players in the world. Wild Marmalade meld the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo with contemporary techno rhythms to create fresh vibrant dance music characterized by blitzing tempos and tasty grooves. Wild Marmalade’s high energy shows uplift audiences with their display of powerful, joyous and infectiously danceable music. The chilled sounds of Meniscus flute and guitar based folk orientated music will start the night followed by DJ Demoville

playing jungle beats and warming the stage for Wild Marmalade. The night will cool down with DJ Hubba playing his very sexy house set. Tickets are $20/ 18 concession, $25 at the door and are available at Buzz Bah in Murwillumbah, Cardamon Pod Byron Bay and at the Buddha Belly Café. Come join the party on Saturday 22 December at the Buddha Belly Café Mt Warning Rd.

SMART ARTISTS GOIN PORN! Smart Artists are back at the Bangalow Hotel this Friday night promoting the release of its long awaited album aptly titled Never Too Late. Following that the boys are off for their second tour of New Zealand which winds up News Years Eve in Cromwell, Queenstown. And while the band is close to tying up a music deal with Australian Adult Entertainment Movie Company that will see its music launched worldwide, Smart Artists new single, Dead or Alive’s 1980’s hit You Spin Me Right Round has been picked up by radio stations along the eastern states, regional areas and in New Zealand. Smart Artists are a band that continues to deliver one ‘helluva’ great night out taking carefully selected, well known tunes and injecting them with freshness and a spark. The result is a unique, instantly infectious brand of rock with hooks that keep repeating in your head hours after hearing them.

WILLING AND ABLE Jimmy Willing’s Hell is a Cabaret is a kaleidoscope of puppetry, cabaret, circus and music. Bent, kooky and definitely left of centre it is one of the most inventive shows to come out of the North Coast of NSW, a region famous for its colourful culture. He presents Hell is a Cabaret with The Pitts, The Von Tramp Family Puppets,

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e Porno Puppets Mirth, The of Prague, Gleny Rae Virus, Dan Rumour, Circus The Singing Dog. Friday night at Winsome Hotel in Lismore.

GOING TO DALLAS Dallas Frasca and Her Gentlemen are playing at the Lennox Pub on Friday 21 December. The foot stomping, ball wrenching, double dueling slide guitar extravaganza have been spreading their infectious rootsy rhythms all across Australia, and now they’re on their way to NSW with Marshall and the Fro for a huge show from 8pm. Dallas Frasca & Her Gentleman surely appreciate the comparison. Continuing the strong roots contingent Frasca kicks against the male dominance and sounds off like she’s got a pair. At age 19, she started singing in country NSW, nailing her debut solo EP Acoustic Slide Groove in 2005 and simultaneously stitching up Triple J’s Light Your Fuse competition from over 500 entries. At the time she had no idea her music would cause the stir it has during the year. She’s been on the road with Xavier Rudd and her remarkable voice has been described as

‘like diving off a rock into a pristine gorge with the worst hangover of your life, and emerging from the cool depths rejuvenated.’ With a wail as big as her dreadlocked hair, she is a force for the future: she is woman, hear her roar.

CHEYNNE MURPHY AT THE RAILS Local Ocean Shores acoustic troubadour will be performing an eclectic set of songs at The Rails, Tuesday December 18. What makes the show eclectic is he will

be supported by a merry band of little helpers, Toby on guitar, Guy on drums and percussion, and Gene on bass. The first half of the show will be a duo of acoustic guitars and voices and the band will close out the second set. Says Cheynne of the little helpers: ‘This is a real fresh project for me. We have only started jamming this month but have managed to create a real organic, campfire sound which should serve the Christmas spirit well. Lots of little nuances and spontaneity aplenty.

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THE FIRST SHOW KICKS OFF ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9 AT THE BYRON BAY BOWLING CLUB WITH DIANA ANAID LAUNCHING HER NEW CD, JUZZIE SMITH AND A WHOLE HEAP MORE.

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Mook and Shanto are my ideal couple. They are strident fierce creative individuals who have an obvious and passionate love for each other, their music and their community. Their vision was the inspiration to create the Byron Vista Social Club which like the gypsies that inspired it, are moving to their next new home, the Byron Bowling Club. Meet Brendan Hanley and Julie Oliver, known regionally as ‘Mook and Shanto’ having played music mainly under those names around the area since 1974. They have created a string of music-based initiatives since arriving here in the early 70s, including the first music festival in the district at Fowlers Lane in 1976, the famous Nimbin Folk Club, the infamous ‘Nimbin Allstars’, the Dolphin Awards, the Gaia Choir, the Bangalow Pacific Songwriters Festival and over the last three years they have been promoting, producing and managing the Byron Vista Social Club.

Vista) was set up to create a venue with unprecedented sound quality (advised by legendary engineer John Sayers). It needed to be a showcase gig with a quiet, loving audience and recording facilities. The Vista soon became a favourite haunt for talented local songwriters and musicians who were quite rightfully unhappy with the quality (or lack of it) of the gigs they normally have to do. We now have a stable of near 150 musician/songwiters or acts. Many of the best artists return again and again unpaid to undergo the Vista Experience. We have produced three CDs and have four concerts filmed by Paul Tait and Michael Balson. We need funds to postproduce and manufacture these DVDs and to get our virtual shopping cart up to sell local music on the web. Australian icon, actor Jack Thompson is our patron. He personally launched our first CD at the Community Centre and in fact performs on one of our CDs.

What exactly is Byron Vista and what do you do? The Byron Vista Social Club (an obvious play on Buena

How did you plan to get punters to turn up? We have been promoting a vision based on the

‘Nashville’ model, and in fact have been pitching it generally to the Byron Business paradigm for a while now. One of the obvious advantages of bringing people here for live-to-air concerts is that these people will use the local goods and services while they’re here... all year round... not just during two big annual events. And the ‘Cultural Tourism’ label might bring a more discerning type of tourist to visit. The promotion of Byron as a mini-Nashville is further enhanced by the presence of SAE World Headquarters in its midst, a plethora of musicians and studios, the festivals of course... and

hopefully forever... all the music in the streets and parks. So is Byron Vista about greypower music? Although Byron Vista, like Buena Vista, conjours up older people playing music, we actually have a whole cross section of ages and styles. Our very first Vista in April 2005 was opened by a 13 year old boy, and we have featured and promoted many young artists, including a ‘heavy wood’ band and a kids choir. The most popular and successful attraction at our financially ill-fated Bangalow Pacific Songwriters Festival was the Youth venue, which with the help of YAK, a generous

music-house sponsor and a great crew of volunteers was the highlight of the whole event. So now it’s the good old Bowlo? Yeah well we did a survey

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through our email list and guess what? People like going to the pub... or in this case the Club. It’ll be much more of a Social Club at the Bowlo. We’re calling it the Byron Vista Folk Club so that people will understand and feel safe with the concept... they will kind-of know what to expect. But we’re keeping our standards up with a new state-of-the-art Bose PA system and new microphones. The sound will be better than ever, the format looser, the cost only $10... and Butlers are doing special meal deals on Vista nights, so you can have a drink, some tucker and a great show with legendary sound right in the heart of town.


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Television Guide 1. Christmas programming! A Christmas Carol, A Carol Christmas, even Karrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas, the network schedules positively writhe with jollity. Hats off to Prime then for screening a story that subverts the dominant paradigm. Hogfather (Sunday and Monday, 8.30pm) features Death as the hero who saves Hogswatch (an alternative realityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas), leading to some rather surreal images. Based faithfully, almost literally, on Terry Pratchettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Discworld novel, the ďŹ lm takes on ritual, religion and how our need to believe brings into existence all sorts of things, not necessarily pleasant. Ian Richardson voices Death (with the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;House of Cardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; adlib â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t possibly commentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) and Pratchett himself has a cameo as a toymaker at the end. 2. Tom Gleisner will chair the traditional talkfest when The Panel (Ten, Tuesday 8.30pm) does its Christmas Wrap. If showbiz chat does not appeal, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a double episode of Inspector Rex, an ancient Chevy Chase movie, dancing as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and a documentary about lizards to choose from. Normal programming may be resumed next week.

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5.20 World News in various languages. 4.30 Movie: The Dark Man (PG, 1950) 12.30 Business Report Stars William Hartnell, Maxwell Reed. 1.00 Food Loversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guide to Australia (G) 6.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 1.30 Divorce Stories: Re-building (Final). 12.00 Midday Report 2.30 Days That Changed The World: The 12.30 MDA (PG) Storming of the Bastille (Final). 1.25 Parkinson (PG) Repeat. 3.30 Islands (PG) Doco on cultural adjustment. 2.10 Words (G) 4.00 Wine Loversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guide to Australia 2.30 DragonďŹ&#x201A;y: Beauty Or Beast? (G) 4.30 The Journal 3.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 5.00 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. 4.55 RollerCoaster (G) 6.00 Global Village the Charros Horsemen. 6.10 Executive Stress (G) 6.35 Lion Man (G) Interaction with big cats. 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Diamond Road (G) Part 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Documen7.00 ABC News tary series on an intriguing gem. 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 The Worst Christmas Of My Life (PG) 8.25 Last Orders: CofďŹ n (G) Final. 8.30 As It Happened: Great Escape (G) 8.35 Foyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s War (PG) Doco on German POWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s escape. 10.15 Dynasties The Ansett Family Part 2 (G) 9.30 World News Australia 10.45 ABC News 10.00 What A Booty! (MA) Doco on body image. 10.55 I Am Not An Animal (M*, a) Comedy. 11.20 Movie: Backstage (MA,s,l, 2005) 11.25 jtv Live: Hilltop Hoods (M*, cl) Drama from France. 12.25 rage (M) goes on until 9am Saturday. 12.50 Dirty War (G) Documentary on the US militaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s global pollution. 1.50 WeatherWatch Overnight Programs are correct at the time of going to press but beware â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all stations like tinkering with things at the last minute.

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Sunrise Raggs Hannah Montana (G) The Most Extreme (G) Morning News 12.00 Movie: Twas The Night (G, 2001) 2.00 King Of The Hill (PG) 3.00 Hope & Faith (PG) 3.30 Who Dares Wins (G) 4.00 Go Go Stop 4.30 News 5.00 M*A*S*H (G) 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Prime News 6.30 Seven News 7.00 That â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70S Show (PG) 7.30 Air Crash Investigations (PG) New episode. 8.30 A Touch Of Frost (M) 10.30 30 Rock (PG) Comedy 11.00 Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Work (M,l) Colombian Police. 11.30 The Simple Life (M,s,l) 12.00 Where The Volcanoes Roared (G) 1.00 Danoz, Expo and Home Shopping

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Ten Early News Toasted TV Puzzle Play 9am Summertime (PG) Ten News 7th Heaven (G) Video Hit Presents: Alicia Keys (PG) Video Hits Presents: Celine Dion (PG) Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Hueyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooking Adventures Totally Wild The Bold & The Beautiful Ten News The Simpsons (G) Futurama (G) Friends (PG) Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Forget The Lyrics (G) The Starter Wife (M,at) Cane (M,sr) Late News With Sports Tonight Late Show with David Letterman Life On A Stick (PG,sr) Judge Judy Infomercials, Shopping & Religion

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Today Mornings With Kerri-Anne TVP Direct Danoz Movie: A Season For Miracles (G, 1999) Stars Kathy Baker, Lynn Redgrave. Days Of Our Lives Entertainment Tonight Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Humphrey The Shak National News Bargain Hunt: Newark 9 Antiques Roadshow: Truro Cathedral Evening News A Current Affair Men In Trees (PG) E.R. (M) Lotto Moonlight (M,v,st) Comedy Inc. The Late Shift (M) Nightline The Mint (M) Games show. Guthy-Renker Australia Untold Wealth Good Morning America

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Sunrise Raggs pre-schoolers show. Hannah Montana (G) The Most Extreme (G) Workaholics. News Movie: Mary Christmas (G, 2002) King Of The Hill (PG) Hope & Faith (PG) Who Dares Wins (G) Go Go Stop News M*A*S*H (G) Deal Or No Deal Prime News Seven News That â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70S Show (PG) The Amazing Race (PG) Bones (M) American Dad (PG) Family Guy (M,s,a) Famous Presents Hollywood Uncensored (PG) 11.00 Beauty And The Geek (PG) 12.00 Lost (M) 1.00 Danoz, Expo and Home Shopping

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Ten Early News Toasted TV Puzzle Play 9am Summertime (PG) Ten Morning News 7th Heaven (G) Video Hits Presents: Rogue Traders Video Hits Presents: Shannon Noll Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Hueyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooking Adventures Wormwood The Bold & The Beautiful Ten News The Simpsons Futurama (G) Friends (PG) Jamie At Home (G) Journeyman (M,a) Medium (M) Late News With Sports Tonight Late Show with David Letterman Life On A Stick (PG, sr) Judge Judy (PG) Infomercials and Religion

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Sunrise Raggs pre-schoolers show. Hannah Montana (G) The Most Extreme (G) News Movie: Prancer (G, 1989) Stars Sam Elliott, Rebecca Harrell. Famous Presents Hollywood Uncensored (PG) Hope & Faith (PG) Who Dares Wins (G) Go Go Stop News M*A*S*H (G) Deal Or No Deal Prime News Seven News That â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70S Show (PG) Better Homes And Gardens Summer Movie: Karrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas (PG,h,s, 2004) Stars Wallace Shawn, Alanna Ubach, Larry Miller. Movie: Stir Of Echoes (AV,h,l, 1999) Stars Kevin Bacon, Conor Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Farrell. Movie: The Hunting Party (AV, 1971) Stars Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Oliver Reed, Simon Oakland. Danoz, Expo and Home Shopping

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Today Mornings With Kerri-Anne Danoz & Guthy Renker Movie: A Christmas Visitor (PG,a, 2002) Stars William Devane, Dean McDermott, Reagan Pasternak. Days Of Our Lives (PG) Entertainment Tonight Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Humphrey The Shak National News Bargain Hunt: Derby 33 Antiques Roadshow: Colchester Evening News A Current Affair Australian Geographic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Best of Australia (PG) Movie: Space Cowboys (PG,l,a, 2000) Stars Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Tommy Lee Jones. Comedy Inc The Late Shift (M,l,s) Life Of Grime â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Edinburgh The Mint Guthy Renker Good Morning America

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rage (PG) 5.20 World News in various languages. 20 Years Of rage Special (G) 12.30 Business Report Falcon Beach (PG) 1.00 Charlie: The Life And Art Of Bowls: Champion of Champions â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;07 Charles Chaplin (G) (Final) 3.15 J.S. Bach: The 48 Preludes and Fugues (G) Masterpiece from the UK . Dynasties: The Rose Family (G) 3.30 Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Courtly Operas: The Best Of Australian Story: The Origins of His World Opera from Peter Principle Germany Big Cat Diary: Leopards (G*) Final. 4.30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Elvis: The Great Performances (G) 5.30 Mythbusters (G) Final. 6.30 World News Australia Elton John At Radio City (G) 7.30 Top Gear (G) Basketball: WNBL 2007/08 8.30 Iron Chef Christmas Challenge (G) Bowls: Tri Nations 2007 9.20 RocKwiz: Christmas Special (PG) Goodnight Sweetheart 10.20 Movie: Dear Frankie (M,l, 2004) Best of Gardening Australia Stars Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler. ABC News 12.10 SOSâ&#x20AC;Ś Shorts On Screen (PG) Doc Martin (PG) 1.10 Chappelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Show (M,s,d,a) Comedy ABC News series from USA. The Bill (M*,v) 1.25 Ghost In The Shell (M,v) Animated ABC News series from Japan. Parkinson Guests: Daniel Radcliffe, French and Saunders, Jamie Davies, Win- 2.05 Samurai Champloo (MA,v) Animated series from Japan. stone Ray (PG) 2.30 Weatherwatch Overnight The Commander (M*,v,cl) rage (M) goes on until 6.30am Sunday.

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Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs Saturday Disney Saturday Club Summer Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s So Raven (G) Erky Perky Eclipse (PG) Chart hits. Vodafone Live At The Chapel (PG) V8 Xtra Supercars. Motorsport On Prime V8 Supercars 2007 V8 Utes Movie: Christmas Card (PG,v, 2006) Sydney Weekender Seven News Heartbeat (PG,v,d) Double episode. 2007 Carols In The Domain (G) Movie: De-Lovely (PG,a,s,l, 2004) Stars Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd. 1.30 Movie: Hannah And Her Sisters (M,s,d,a, 1986) Stars Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Maureen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan, Michael Caine. 3.30 Danoz and Expo through until 6am.

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1.00 2.00 5.00 rage 6.30 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 9.00 Difference Of Opinion (G) 10.00 Who Wrote The Bible? (G) Final. 11.00 Compass: In Search Of A Miracle (G) 11.30 Songs Of Praise 12.00 Landline 1.00 Best Of Gardening Australia 1.30 Best Of Message Stick (G*) 2.00 Helen Of Troy (G) 3.00 The World Of Nat King Cole (G) 3.50 Hayley Westenra: Live From NZ 5.00 II Divo: Live At The Greek (G) 6.00 The Queen By Rolf (G) 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The Wind In The Willows (G) 9.10 ABC News 9.15 Collectors: Christmas Special 10.15 Compass: Restoration 10.45 Goya: Crazy Like A Genius (G*) 12.00 Proof (M*v,l,s,a) Final. 1.30 Movie: Mr Emmanuel (PG, 1944) Stars Felix Aylmer, Greta Gynt. 3.10 Movie: The Man Who Liked Funerals (G, 1959) Stars Leslie Phillips, Susan Beaumont, Bill Frazer. 4.05 Songs Of Praise Tortilla-chip supply dwindling, reports man on couch. www.theonion.com

6.55 World News in various languages 10.30 Sacred And Profound 11.00 Three Tales Of Two Cities (G) Musical pantheon of classical composers. 11.30 Corner Gas (PG) 11.55 Cadel Evans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; On Tour Sport. 12.30 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Beijing 1.30 Speedweek Motorsport. 3.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial Sport. 4.00 Les Murrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Football Feature 5.00 The World Game Football. 6.00 Thalassa: The Bay Of Naples 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Nigella Lawson (PG) Doco series from the UK. 8.35 Beauty Parlour (M) Doco on the world of cosmetics. 9.35 Being Married Documentary from the US on marriage. 11.55 Cable (PG) Australian drama. 12.55 The Storm Rages Twice (PG) 1.55 WeatherWatch Overnight

4.30 Movie: Band Waggon (G, 1940) Stars 5.20 World News in various languages. Arthur Asky, Richard Murdoch. 1.00 Food Loversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guide To Australia 6.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 1.30 Celtic Woman: Christmas (G) Music. 11.00 Best Of Landline 2.30 Cirque Du Soleilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Solstrom: Wind 12.00 Midday Report Of Freedom(G) 12.30 Pilot Guides (PG*) 3.30 The Bible Unearthed The Book (Final) 4.30 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 1.30 Love And Money (G) 2007 (G) 2.00 The Bill (PG) 6.30 World News Australia 3.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 7.30 Mythbusters 6.00 Help! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas (G) 8.30 Marx & Venus (G) 7.00 ABC News 8.35 South Park (M) Double episode. 7.30 Carols From St Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9.30 World News Australia 8.00 Star Portraits with Rolf Harris: 10.00 Movie: Arsene Lupin (MA,v, 2004) Charlie Dimmock (G) Action ďŹ lm from France. 8.30 Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2007 (G) 10.00 Grumpy Old Women At Christmas 12.15 Movie: Midsummer Night Dance (M*,cl) (M,a,s, 1999) Romantic comedy from 11.00 The Abduction Club (M*, v) Italy. 12.40 Movie: I See A Dark Stranger 2.20 WeatherWatch Overnight (PG, 1945) Stars Deborah Kerr, Trevor Today a young man on acid realized Howard, Norman Shelley. that all matter is merely energy con2.25 Movie: Children Galore (PG, 1954) densed to a slow vibration, that we are Stars Eddie Byrne, June Thorburn. all one consciousness experiencing itself 3.25 Bowls: Tri Nations 2007 Repeat. subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Bill Hicks

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Religion Staines Down Drains Dive Olly Dive Recess Christmas: Miracle On Third Street (G) 9.30 Rolex Spirit Of Yachting (G) 10.00 Sport Special Cycle Grand Prix. 11.00 Sea Change, Tree Change (G) 11.30 The Most Extreme (G) Divers. 12.30 Building A Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy (PG) 1.30 Movie: Angel In The Family (PG,h, 2004) Stars Ronny Cox, Tracey Needham 3.30 Movie: Santa Jr. (PG,v) Stars Judd Nelson, George Wallace, Kimberley Scott 5.30 SCU: Serious Crash Unit (PG) 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Movie: Eloise At Christmastime (G, 2003) Stars Julie Andrews, Debra Monk, Kenneth Welsh, Jeffrey Tambor. 8.30 Hogfather (PG,h,v,l 2006) Premier part 1. Stars David Jason, Peter Guinness. 10.30 Extreme: Celebrity Size 00 (PG) 11.30 Movie: Gun Shy (M,l,v, 2000) Stars Liam Neeson, Sandra Bullock. 1.30 James Blunt â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Return To Kosovo (PG) 2.30 Danoz, Expo and Shopping to 6am

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Sunrise Raggs pre-schoolers show. Sea Princesses Erky Perky Hannah Montana (G) Morning News 2007 Carols In The Domain Encore Presentation. King Of The Hill (PG) Hope & Faith (PG) Who Dares Wins (G) Go Go Stop News M*A*S*H (G) Deal Or No Deal Prime News Seven News Gumnutz Premier. Hogfather (PG,h,v,a,) Part 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ďŹ nal. Movie: Millions (PG, 2004) Stars James Nesbitt, Jane Hogarth. Life As We Know It (M) Final. Danoz, Expo and Home Shopping

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1.10 1.30 4.30 Movie: High Treason (G, 1951) Stars 5.20 World News in various languages Liam Redmond, Dora Bryan. 12.30 Business Report 6.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 1.00 Movie: Modern Times (G, 1936) Stars 9.00 Movie: The Magic Pudding (G, 2000) Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard. 10.20 Songs Of Praise 2.30 Cirque Du Soleilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Solstrom (G) 11.00 Midnight Mass From St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Double episode. Basilica Rome 4.15 Treasures Of The World: Easter Island Doco series from Germany. 1.00 Movie: Holiday Inn (G, 1941) Stars 4.30 The Journal Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire. 5.00 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. 2.40 Movie: North West Frontier (PG, 1959) Stars Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall 6.00 Global Village â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Excentriiiks 4.45 Movie: To Paris With Love (G, 1954) 6.30 World News Australia Stars Alec Guinness, Odile Versois. 7.30 Inspector Rex Movie: Angel On Four Paws (PG, 1996) Drama from Austria. 6.00 The Spirit Of Christmas 9.15 Movie: Howlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moving Castle (PG, 7.00 ABC News 2004) Animation from Japan. 7.20 The Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Message 7.30 Compass: Three Faces Of Christmas 11.20 Movie: Godzilla: Final Wars (PG, 8.00 Merry Christmas, Mr Bean (G) 2004) Action ďŹ lm from Japan. 8.30 Dragons Alive! Smart Reptiles (PG*) 1.30 Hollywood: The Rise Of Television 9.20 Monarchy: Cromwell The King Killer Series (MA,s) 10.30 Ladette To Lady (M*,cl,sr) 2.30 WeatherWatch Overnight 11.00 Spooks (M*,v) â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for is happiness, 11.55 Movie: The Riviera Touch (PG, 1966) and in all our searching who do we Stars Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise. forget? Ourselves. Whatever the equa1.30 Movie: Soldiers Of The King (G, tion is that you have created, please 1933) Stars Cicely Courtneidge, Anthony include yourself in it, because without Bushell, Frank Cellier. you, without your heart, without peace 2.50 Movie: Lady In Danger (G, 1934) in your life, there can never be peace in Stars Tom Walls, Yvonne Arnaud. the world.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Maharaji

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Hannah Montana-A-Thon (G) Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Forgotten People (G) Religion Raggs pre-schoolers show. Hillsong Christmas Spectacular (G) King Of Christmas (G) Ignite Film Festival 2007 (G) Movie: A Christmas Carol â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Musical (G, 2004) Stars Kelsey Grammer, Geraldine Chaplin, Jason Alexander. 2.20 Tabaluga & Leo: A Christmas Adventure 4.00 Go Go Stop 4.30 According To Jim (G) 5.00 M*A*S*H 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Prime News 6.30 Seven News 7.00 That â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70S Show (PG) 7.30 Australian Dancesport Championships 2007 (PG) 9.30 Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anatomy (M) Double episode. 11.20 Medical Incredible (PG) 11.50 The Practice (M) 12.50 Danoz, Expo and Home Shopping

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Infomercials Time Blazers Night Before Christmas Animated. Parallax Foreign Exchange Movie: The Blue ButterďŹ&#x201A;y (G 2004) Stars William Hurt, Marc Donato. The Speed Machine Andra Championship Drag Racing. Jack Of All Trades (G) Do It (G) George Lopez (PG) Movie: Meet Me In St. Louis (G, 1944) Stars Judy Garland, Margaret Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. Wonders of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great National Parks Deserts & Wetlands. The Garden Gurus Antique Roadshow Evening News Funniest Home Video Show (G) Survivor: China (PG) Wife Swap USA (PG) Series return. Saturday Lotto Movie: One Perfect Day (M,v,d,a,l, 2004) Stars Kerry Armstrong, Dan Spielman, Leeanna Walsman. Penn & Teller (M) The Mint (M) Games show. Guthy Renker and Danoz to 6am.

Religion Totally Wild Video Hits (G) Cybershack (PG) Series ďŹ nal. Animalia Carols In The City (G) Infomercials Movie: Prancer Returns (PG) Stars John Corbett, Stacy Edwards, Jack Palance. Ten News Sports Tonight The Simpsons (PG) Meerkat Manor (G) Friends (PG) Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Forget The Lyrics (G) Movie: The Sweetest Thing (M,cl, a,sr, 2002) Stars Cameron Diaz, Jason Bateman, Thomas Jane. The Wedge (M) Outrageous Fortune (M) Video Hits Up-Late (M) Infomercials Religion to 6am.

6.00 Infomercials 7.00 Trail Blazers 7.30 Silent Night â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Story Of The First Christmas 8.30 Ben 10 (G) 9.00 New York Marathon Sports special. 10.00 NBL Sports 11.00 Surfsport Nova Shin Pro. 12.00 Jack Of All Trades (G) 1.00 Movie: Escape To Victory (PG,v,l, 1981) Stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Pelle. 3.30 The Wings Of Nature Series ďŹ nal. 4.30 The Boatique (G) 5.00 Travel Wild â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tropical North Series premiere. 5.30 Antiques Roadshow: Wreckin College 6.00 Evening News 6.30 Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good For You (PG) 7.30 Extreme Makeover (PG) 8.30 Waking The Dead (M) Double episode 10.30 Movie: 2 Door Mansion (M,l 2006) 12.00 Mad TV (M) 1.00 A1GP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; World Cup Of Motorsport 2.00 The Avengers (PG) 3.00 One On One (PG) 3.30 Guthy-Renker Australia 5.00 Good Morning America

Christmas Light Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 9am Summertime Ten News 7th Heaven (G) Video Hits Presents: The Beautiful Girls (PG) Video Hits Presents: The Night Before Christmas (G) Movie: The Spongebob Squarepants (G 1999) Stars Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass. A Simpsons Christmas (G) Scope Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Me or the Dog Ten News The Simpsons (Christmas Special) Futurama (G) Friends (PG) Jamie At Home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Christmas Special Movie: 2 Fast 2 Furious (M, cl,v) Stars Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson. The OfďŹ ce (PG) Late News With Sports Tonight Late Show with David Letterman Christmas Eve Candlelight Service From Crystal Cathedral (G) Video Hits Up-Late (M) Infomercials & Relgion to 6am

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Santa Claus Parade 2007 Toasted TV Puzzle Play 9am Summertime Celebrate Christmas 2007 (G) Video Hits Presents: Christmas Songs Movie: The Grinch (G 2000) Stars Jim Carrey, Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor. Totally Wild Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Me or the Dog Ten News Movie: Babe (G, 1995) Stars James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski. A Simpsons Christmas (PG) Double episode. The Panelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Wrap (M) TBA Late News with Sports Late Show with David Letterman Christmas Carols Special (G) Infomercials Religion to 6am. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;He who has made great moral progress ceases to pray.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Immanuel Kant

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4.30 Movie: When The Bough Breaks (G, 5.20 World News in various languages. 6.00 Sunrise 12.30 Business Report 1947) Stars Patricia Roc, Bill Owen. 9.00 Raggs 1.00 Movie: Kirikou ANd The Sorceress 6.00 Kids’ Programs 9.30 Sea Princesses (G, 1998) Animation from France. 12.00 Midday Report 10.00 Erky Perky 2.20 The Movie Show (G) 12.30 National Press Club Address: The 10.30 Hannah Montana (G) 2.30 Cirque Du Soleil’s Solstrom EnterDalai Lama 11.30 Morning News tainment from Canada – double episode. 1.30 Shacks (G) Final. 12.00 According To Jim (G) 4.15 Treasures Of The World: Blaenovan 12.30 Sport Special Rolex Sydney Hobart 2.00 The Bill (M*) 4.30 The Journal 3.00 Kids’ Programs Yacht Race 2007 (Live) 5.00 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. 6.05 Return Of The Chef (G) 2.00 King Of The Hill (PG) 6.00 Global Village: Documentary series 6.30 Nigella Feasts: Chocolate Heaven 3.00 Hope & Faith (PG) from France. 7.00 ABC News 3.30 Who Dares Wins (G) 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 The 7.30 Report 4.00 Go Go Stop 7.30 Food Safari: Indonesian Safari 4.30 News 8.00 My Family (PG) 8.00 Real Top Guns (G) 5.00 M*A*S*H (G) 8.35 Complete Guide To Parenting (PG) 8.30 Shark Sex (PG) Documentary on grey 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 8.55 Black Books (PG) Comedy sharks – from France. 6.00 Prime News 9.25 Life On Mars (M*a) 9.30 World News Australia 6.30 Seven News 10.30 ABC News 10.00 Movie: Seducing Doctor Lewis 7.00 That ‘70S Show (PG) 10.40 Cutting It (PG) (M,d,l,s, 2003) Drama from Canada (in 7.30 Air Crash Investigations (PG) 11.35 Movie: The High Bright Sun (PG, French). 8.30 Tsunami: Wave Of Disaster (M) 1965) Stars Dirk Bogarde, Susan Strasberg 11.55 The Best Of Youth (M,l,a,s) Drama 10.30 30 Rock (PG) Comedy. 1.25 Movie: Prelude To Fame (G, 1950) series from Italy (Part 1). 11.00 Man’s Work (M,l) Aussie rules. Stars Guy Rolfe, Kathleen Ryan. 1.35 Blood And Land (M,l,v) Doco on vio- 11.30 The Simple Life (PG) 2.50 Songs Of Praise (G) lence in South Africa. 12.00 Tiger Shark: Legendary Thug Of 3.25 National Press Club Address: The 2.30 Weatherwatch Overnight The Sea (G) Dalai Lama (Repeat). 1.00 Danoz, Expo and Home Shopping

4.30 Movie: Cottage To Let (G, 1941) Stars Alastair Sim, John Mills. 6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Pie In The Sky (G) Final. 1.30 Opal Fever (G) Final. 2.00 The Bill (PG) 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.10 The Art of Travel (G) 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Bella And Her Cubs (PG) . 8.35 The Guardians Of Rome (M*a,s) Final. 9.30 The Black Pharaohs (PG) Archaeology 10.20 ABC News 10.35 Live From Abbey Road: Jamiroquai, Damian Rice, The Goo Goo Dolls (M*,cl) 11.25 Movie: The Lost Moment (PG, 1947) Stars Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward. 12.50 Movie: Campbell’s Kingdom (G, 1957) Stars Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker. 2.35 Movie: Made In Heaven (G, 1952) Stars Petula Clark, David Tomlinson. 3.55 Wild Australia (G)

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World News in various languages. Business Report Heat In The Kitchen Angels (PG,n) Two Men In A Trench (G) Cirque Du Soleil’s Solstrom (G) The Journal Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Global Village Documentary series from France. World News Australia Homemade History – Home Movies of Noel Elliot And Barry Martin. Inspector Rex (PG) East West 101 (M,l,v) Drama series. World News Australia The Movie Show Movie: Laputa – Castle In The Sky (G, 1986) Fantasy from Japan. Movie: Anything You Say (M,s,l,a, 2002) Comedy from France. Weatherwatch Overnight

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4.30 Movie: Penny Princess (G, 1953) 5.20 World News in various languages. Stars Yolande Donlan, Dirk Bogarde. 12.30 Business Report 6.00 Kids’ Programs 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia (G) 1.30 Celtic Woman: A New Journey (G). 12.00 Midday Report 2.30 Inner Adventure (PG) Documentary 12.30 MDA (PG) on medical imaging – from France. 1.25 Parkinson (PG) Repeat. 3.30 Cirque Du Soleil’s Solstrom (G) 2.30 Kea: The Smartest Parrot? (G) 4.30 The Journal 3.00 Kids’ Programs 5.00 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. 6.10 Executive Stress (G) 6.35 Lion Man (G) Interaction with big cats. 6.00 Global Village Stockmen of the Snowy River. 7.00 ABC News 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 The 7.30 Report 7.30 Being Claudia Cardinale (PG) Docu8.00 Jam And Jerusalem (PG) 8.35 Foyle’s War (M*v) mentary from Italy. 10.15 Dynasties: The Donovan Family (G*) 8.30 French Beauty ((M) Documentary 10.45 ABC News from France. 10.55 I Am Not An Animal (M*,v,cl) Comedy. 9.30 World News Australia 11.25 jtv Live: You Am I (M*, cl) 10.00 Movie: No News From God (MA,v,l, 2001) Comedy from Spain. 12.20 rage (M) goes on until 9am Saturday. 12.00 Movie: Solino (MA,s,l, 2002) Drama from Germany. 2.05 WeatherWatch Overnight

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Ten Early News Toasted TV Puzzle Play 9am Summertime (PG) Ten News 7th Heaven (G) Video Hit Presents: Hits Of 2007 (PG) Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Huey’s Cooking Adventures Totally Wild It’s Me or the Dog Ten News The Simpsons (G) Futurama (G) Friends (PG) Don’t Forget The Lyrics (G) Season final Movie: Almost Famous (M,cl,d,n, 2000) Stars Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson. 10.55 Late News With Sports Tonight 11.40 Movie: Trading Places (M,cl,a,n, 1983) Stars Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd. 2.00 Infomercials, Shopping & Religion

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Today Here’s Humphrey The Shak First Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 1 (Live from the MCG) Evening News A Current Affair The King Of Queens (PG) Men In Trees (PG) E.R. (M) Lotto Moonlight (M,v,st) Comedy Inc. The Late Shift (M) Nightline The Mint (M) Games show. Guthy-Renker Australia Untold Wealth Good Morning America

All Ten programs between 5pm and 11pm 1pm (approx) nightly are Closed Captioned (CC)

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Ten Early News Toasted TV Puzzle Play 9am Summertime (PG) Ten Morning News 7th Heaven (G) Video Hits Presents: So You ou Think You Can Dance (PG) Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Huey’s Cooking Adventuress Wormwood Series final. It’s Me or the Dog Ten News The Simpsons Futurama (G) Friends (PG) Jamie At Home (G) Journeyman (M,a) Medium (M) Late News With Sports Tonight ht Late Show with David Letterman man Life On A Stick (PG, sr) Judge Judy (PG) Infomercials and Religion

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Totally Australia: Wilderness (G)) Toasted TV Kids’ Programs Rock It! 9am Summertime (PG) Ten News 7th Heaven (G) Video Hits Presents: Hits of Summer (PG) Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Huey’s Cooking Adventures H20 – Just Add Water It’s Me or the Dog Ten News The Simpsons (G) Futurama (G) Friends (PG) Kid Nation (PG) The Biggest Loser (PG) Outrageous Fortune (M) The Wedge (M) Sports Tonight Late Show With David Letterman Infomercials Strong Medicine (M) Religion (PG)

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Today hrre rey ey Here’s Humph Humphrey The Shak First Cricket Test – A Au us alia vs ustr Australia India Day 2 (Live). Evening News A Current Affair Things To Try Before You Die – U USA SA Two And A Half Men (PG) Til Death (PG) Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (MA15+, l) Outrageous Fortune (MA15+,s,l,v)) Nightline The Mint Guthy-Renker Australia Good Morning America

Most Prime programs between 6.30pm and 11.30pm (approx) nightly are Closed Captioned (CC)

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Programs are correct at the time of going to press but beware – all stations like tinkering with things at the last minute.

Sunrise Raggs pre-schoolers show. Sea Princesses Erky Perky Hannah Montana (G) News Movie: Love After Death (G, 1998) Stars Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett King Of The Hill (PG) Hope & Faith (PG) Who Dares Wins (G) Go Go Stop News M*A*S*H (G) Deal Or No Deal Prime News Seven News That ‘70S Show (PG) The Amazing Race (PG) Bones (M) American Dad (PG) Family Guy (M) Famous Presents Hollywood Uncensored (PG) Beauty And The Geek (PG) Lost (M)

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Sunrise Raggs pre-schoolers show. Sea Princesses Erky Perky Hannah Montana (G) The Most Extreme (G) News Movie: Princess Of Thieves (PG,v, 2001) Stars Keira Knightley. King Of The Hill (PG) Famous Presents Hollywood Uncensored (PG) Hope & Faith (PG) Who Dares Wins (G) Go Go Stop News M*A*S*H (G) Deal Or No Deal Prime News Seven News That ‘70S Show (PG) Better Homes And Gardens Summer Movie: Home Alone (PG,v, 1990) Stars Macaulay Culkin, John Heard. Movie: Pieces Of April (M, 2003) Stars Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt. Movie: Felicia’s Journey (MA, 1999) Stars Bob Hoskins, Marie Stafford. Danoz, Expo and Home Shopping

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ABC

6.00 rage (PG) 5.20 World News in various languages. 9.15 Best Of The 2007 rage Guest Pro12.30 Business Report grammers (G) 1.00 Swan Lake (G) Masterpiece from Italy 10.15 Falcon Beach (G) – no dialogue. 11.00 jtv Live: The John Butler Trio (PG) 3.20 Le Violoncelle (PG) Music. 12.00 Dynasties: The Kidman Family (G) 3.25 Looking For An Icon (PG,a,v) Documentary from the Netherlands. 12.30 Tennis: The Hopman Cup XX: Day 1 4.30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. USA vs India (Live) 5.30 Mythbusters (G) 6.30 The Roo Gully Diaries (G*) 6.30 World News Australia 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Top Gear (G) 7.30 Doc Martin (PG) 8.30 Iron Chef (G) 8.25 ABC News 9.20 RocKwiz (PG) 8.30 The Bill (M*,v) 10.15 Movie: Donnie Darko (M,s,l,a, 2001) 10.05 ABC News Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze. 10.10 Parkinson Guests: Lewis Hamilton, 12.10 SOS… Shorts On Screen (PG) David Cameron, Rory Bremmer, James 1.10 Chappelle’s Show (M,s,d,a) Comedy Blue, Ian McKellen (PG) series from USA. 10.55 The Commander (M*,v,cl) 1.35 Ghost In The Shell (M,v) Animated 12.05 rage (M) goes on until 6.30am Sunday. series from Japan. 2.05 Samurai Champloo (MA,v) Animated series from Japan. 2.30 Weatherwatch Overnight

SUNDAY 30

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Kids’ Programs Saturday Disney Saturday Club Summer That’s So Raven (G) Erky Perky Eclipse (PG) Chart hits. Vodafone Live At The Chapel (G) Movie: Lawrence Of Arabia (PG,v,a, 1963) Stars Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif. Sydney Weekender Seven News Heartbeat (PG) Double episode. The Royal (PG) Distant Shores (PG) Series premier. Movie: Reversals (M,s) Danoz and Expo through until 6am.

Sex Adult themes Nudity Drug use Drug references Violence Could offend Horror

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6.55 World News in various languages 10.30 Mozart Plus Five Music. 11.00 Classic Albums: Simply Red – Stars (PG) Documentary from the UK. 11.55 The Movie Show (PG) 12.05 Corner Gas (PG) 12.30 WRC Special: Chris Atkinson (G) 1.00 Speedweek Motorsport. 3.00 Euro 2008 Magazine Sport. 3.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 4.00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 5.00 The World Game Football. 6.00 Thalassa: Soldiers Of The Sea (G) 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Gurinder Chadha (PG) 8.35 Super Comet – Part 1 (PG) Docudrama series from Germany. 9.35 Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita Doco from the US. 11.05 Watch The Skies (PG) Doco from the US on science fiction films. 12.15 Movie: Them! (PG, 1954) Stars James Whitmore, Chris Drake. 1.55 The Storm Rages Twice (PG) 2.55 WeatherWatch Overnight

6.00 Religion 7.00 Staines Down Drains 7.30 Dive Olly Dive 8.00 Weekend Sunrise (G) 10.00 Rolex Spirit Of Yachting (G) 10.30 According To Jim (G) 11.00 The Most Extreme (G) Animal myths. 12.00 Classic Adelaide Touring cars. 1.00 Movie: Hoosiers (PG,v,a, 1986) Stars Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey. 3.30 Movie: Flash (G,1998) Stars Ellen Burstyn. 5.30 SCU: Serious Crash Unit (PG) 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Wild Vets (G) Series return. 7.00 Whacked Out Sports (PG) Series return 7.30 Ghost Whisperer (PG) 8.30 Movie: Stuck On You (M,l,s, 2002) Stars Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear. 11.00 Extreme: Celebrity Debt 12.00 Movie: Code Of Silence (AV,l, 1985) Stars Chuck Norris, Molly Hagen. 2.00 In The Footsteps Of The Pharaohs 3.00 Danoz, Expo and Shopping to 6am

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4.30 Movie: Tawny Pipit (G, 1944) Stars Bernard Miles, Jean Gillie. 6.05 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Landline 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Tennis: The Hopman Cup XX: Day 3 USA vs Czech Republic (Live). 6.30 The Roo Gully Diaries (G*) 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 Report 8.00 Elton John: The Red Piano (PG) 9.05 Movie: The Great Waldo Pepper (PG, 1975) Stars Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon. 10.50 California Dreamin’: Songs Of The Mamas And The Papas (G) 11.45 The Chaser’s War on Rage (PG)

5.20 World News in various languages. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1.30 Lost City Of New Orleans (PG) The chaos that followed a natural disaster. 2.30 Princess Spy (PG) 3.30 Cirque Du Soleil’s Solstrom (G) 4.30 The Journal 5.00 Multimillionaire Sailors (G) Documentary from France. 5.30 Ice Cream: A Timeless Passion (G) Documentary from Italy. 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Is It Art? (PG) Documentary from Canada 8.00 Dinner For One (G) 8.20 The Movie Show 8.25 Marx & Venus (G) 8.30 Super Comet – Part 2 (PG) 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 Movie: Les Choristes (M,l,s, 2004) Drama from France. 11.45 Movie: Mostly Martha (PG, 2001) Romantic Comedy from Germany. 1.30 Movie: So Normal (MA,l,s, 2003) Comedy from Brazil. 3.10 WeatherWatch Overnight

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Sunrise Raggs pre-schoolers show. Sea Princesses Hannah Montana (G) Morning News Movie: Here On Earth (PG,a, 2000) Stars Chris Klein, Michael Rooker. According To Jim (G) Hope & Faith (PG) Who Dares Wins (G) Go Go Stop News M*A*S*H (G) Deal Or No Deal Prime News Seven News That ‘70S Show (PG) Borderline (PG) Series return. New Year’s Beatles Marathon (G) New Year’s Beatles Marathon (1965) Help! – The Movie. 30 Rock (PG) 2008 New Year Celebrations (Live) South Bank Show – Spamlot (PG) Danoz, Expo and Home Shopping

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5.20 World News in various languages 4.30 Movie: A Woman’s Secret (G, 1949) Stars Maureen O’Hara, Melvyn Douglas. 12.30 Business Report 1.00 Movie: Salome (PG, 2002) Dance 6.00 Kids’ Programs from Spain. 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Tennis: The Hopman Cup XX: Day 4 2.30 Cirque Du Soleil’s Solstrom (G) Repeat. Australia vs India (Live). 4.15 Treasures Of The World: Canadian 6.30 The Roo Gully Diaries (G*) Rockies Doco series from Germany. 7.00 ABC News 4.30 The Journal 7.30 7.30 Report 8.00 The Madness of Modern Families (G) 5.00 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. 8.35 Dragons Alive! (G) Final. 6.00 Global Village – Excentriiiks 9.25 Monarchy: Return Of The King (G) 6.30 World News Australia 10.15 ABC News 7.30 Inspector Rex Movie: The Early Years (G, 1997) Drama from Austria. 10.25 Ladette To Lady (M*, cl,s) 9.15 New Year’s Day LIVE in New York 11.15 Spooks (M*,v,d) Concert 2008. Entertainment from 12.10 Movie: The French Line (G, 1954) Austria. Stars Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland. 2.00 Movie: The Little Minister (G, 1934) 11.50 Movie: Not On The Lips (G, 2003) Musical from France. Stars Katherine Hepburn, John Beal, 1.50 WeatherWatch Overnight Alan Hale. 4.00 Robinvale (G*)

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6.00 The 118th Annual Rose Parade (G) 7.00 Sunrise 9.00 Playhouse Disney 9.30 Erky Perky 10.00 Girl TV 10.30 Staines Down Drains 11.00 Dive Olly Dive 11.30 News 12.00 Top Riders (PG) Cycling. 2.00 Working With Wild Animals (G) 3.00 Flipper And Lopaka 4.00 Go Go Stop 4.30 News 5.00 M*A*S*H 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Prime News 6.30 Seven News 7.00 That ‘70S Show (PG) 7.30 Medical Emergency (PG) Series return 8.00 Most Daring (PG,a) Series return. 8.30 Shark (M) Series return. 9.30 Grey’s Anatomy (M) 10.30 Six Degrees (M) Series return. 11.30 Medical Incredible (PG) 12.00 The Practice (M) 1.00 Danoz, Expo and Home Shopping

NBN

6.00 Kids’ Programs 8.30 Video Hits 11.00 Video Hits Presents: 20 Years of Oz Hits (PG) 12.00 Movie: Little Secrets (PG, 2001) Stars David Gallagher, Michael Angarano. 2.00 Free TV (G) 2.30 TBA 3.00 Totally Australia: Bush To Beach (G) 4.30 Escape with ET 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Sports Tonight 6.00 Simpsons (PG) Double episode. 7.00 Friends (PG) 7.30 Deadliest Catch (PG) 8.30 Movie: 8 Mile (M,cl,v,s) Stars Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy. 10.40 Orange Roughies (M) 11.30 The Wedge (M) 12.00 Movie: Slap Shot 2 – Breaking The Ice (2002) Stars Stephen Baldwin, David Hemmings. 1.55 Video Hits Up-Late (M) 2.00 Infomercials, Shopping & Religion

rage Kids’ Programs Difference Of Opinion (G) The Legend Of Pastor Bill (G) Compass: The Peacemaker (G) Songs Of Praise Best Of Message Stick (G*) Tennis: The Hopman Cup XX: Day 2 Serbia vs Chinese Taipei (Live). The Roo Gully Diaries (G*) ABC News The Dagg Sea Scrolls (G) Exploring the comedy of John Clarke. Creature Comforts (G) ABC News Wallis And Edward (PG) Compass: The Sacred Architect (G*) Out Of China: Virtuoso Emporers (G) Movie: The Lodger (G*, 1926) No dialogue. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Movie: The 39 Steps (G, 1935) Stars Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll. Movie: The Lady Vanishes (PG, 1938) Stars Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lucas. Songs Of Praise

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Religion Totally Wild Video Hits (G) Animalia Season final. Infomercials Movie: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G, 2001) Cartoons. Movie: October Sky (PG, 1999) Stars Laura Dern, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen. Ten News Sports Tonight The Simpsons (PG) Meerkat Manor (G) Friends (PG) Don’t Forget The Lyrics (G) The Biggest Loser (PG) Season final. Outrageous Fortune (M) Movie: Backdraft (M,cl,v,s,a, 1991) Stars Kurt Russell, Donald Sutherland. Infomercials & Relgion to 6am

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Infomercials Parallax Foreign Exchange Codename: Kids Next Door What’s New Scooby-Doo? First Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 4 (Live) AM session. The Cricket Show (Live). First Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 4 (Live) PM session. Evening News Funniest Home Video Show (G) Survivor: China (PG) Wife Swap USA (PG) Saturday Lotto Movie: A Divided Heart (M,s,a, 2005) Stars Blazey Best, Susan Prior. Penn & Teller (M) The Mint (M) Games show. Guthy Renker and Danoz to 6am.

Infomercials The Little Mermaid Untold Wealth (G) TVP Direct (G) NBL Sydney Kings vs NZ Breakers. First Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 5 (Live) AM session. The Cricket Show (Live). First Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 5 (Live) PM session. Evening News What’s Good For You (PG) Extreme Makeover (PG) Waking The Dead (M) 11th Hour (M) Movie: Black Dawn (AV15+, v,s,l, 2005) Stars Eddie Veles, David St James. The Avengers (PG) Untold Wealth (G) Guthy-Renker Australia Good Morning America

Totally Australia: Nature’s Hot Line Kids’ Programs 9am Summertime News 7th Heaven (G) Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Huey’s Cooking Adventures Scope It’s Me or the Dog Final Ten News Ten News Presents: 2007 In Review Futurama (G) Friends (PG) America’s Next Top Model (PG) New Years Eve 2007 – Family Fireworks (PG) Live. Movie: Charlie’s Angels (M,v, 2000) Stars Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore New Years Eve 2007 – Midnight Fireworks (PG) Live. Video Hits New Years Eve Celebrations 2007 (M,v,sr) Infomercials & Relgion to 6am

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6.00 Today 9.00 Here’s Humphrey 9.30 The Shak 10.00 Holiday Showdown (PG) 11.00 Danoz & Guthy Renker 12.00 Movie: Can’t Stop The Music (PG,s,d,l, 1980) Stars Steve Guttenberg, Paul Sand, the Village People. 2.30 Friends (PG) 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Malcolm In The Middle (PG) 4.00 Lockie Leonard 4.30 News 5.00 Bargain Hunt: Shepton 22 5.30 Antiques Roadshow: Derby 6.00 News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Police Ten 7 (PG) 8.00 In The Line Of Fire (G) 8.30 Movie: Collateral Damage (M,v,l 2002) Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. 10.50 Amazing Medical Stories (M) 11.45 Nightline 12.15 Movie: Brotherhood of Murder (M vsl 1999) Stars William Baldwin. 2.00 Mad TV (M) 3.00 Guthy-Renker Australia 4.00 Untold Wealth 4.30 Kids’ Programs

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culture ART SOLVEIG THE MYSTERY Friday December 21 is a perfect day to grab a wine and be inspired by the work of Solveig Larsen who returns to Byron Bay after an absence of seventeen years for an exhibition featuring the Art of Dance at the Waywood Gallery. Inspired originally by Flamenco, this show represents a synthesis of dance forms she has been involved with over recent years. It is like coming full circle,’ Solveig says, ‘coming back to Byron’. As it is here that nearly twenty six years ago, Solveig came for a ‘sea-change’ from city living and had her children, Tenar and Bjorn. Then, she was an active member of the community, involved with the setting up and running of the Pregnancy Support and Life Drawing groups as well as other community projects, such as the Writers Group and Stand Up Poets, then in their infancy stages. Between 1990 and now, Solveig has travelled inland, moving north to the Border ranges, then south to the Bellingen area where she now resides. In the past eight years it has been her connection with the Flamenco dancers in Bellingen that has resurrected her own personal love of dance. More recently, Solveig teamed up with Serena Joy’s ‘Fiesta Gitana’ Bangalow group. Their performance, a fortnight ago in the A&I Hall, was a rich community event combining dance with food, music and art. From 6pm this free event will bring together local musicians and dancers who will perform whilst Solveig will draw... and her art will shine on all the walls of the Waywood Gallery, in the Arts and Industry Estate. For Solveig, this promises to be another personal milestone, celebrating her return to her own creative roots, here in Byron Bay... and a renewal of optimism.

audience of over 13 million. That’s quite a crowd. And he spoke to every one of them. Individually. He has the personal style that makes people feel like he’s their best Irish mate. Jimeoin, back in town for his annual summer sojourn at the Hotel Great Northern on Friday 28 December.

LONDON’S WHOOPI GOLDBERG: GINA YASHERE This dynamic young comedienne hailing from London via Nigeria has wowed audiences not just in the UK but in places such as America, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa, as well as all over Europe. With T.V credits which include Live at Jongleurs for UK Gold, The Comedy Store Channel 5, Planet Pop Channel 4, The I Love... series for BBC2, Jo Brand’s Hot Potatoes for BBC1, and Up Late with Gina Yashere, Gina still found time to write several plays for BBC Radio 4 and sketches for the Richard Blackwood show on CH4. Although primarily a comedian, Gina has now branched out into acting. She has appeared in two feature films, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang as Polythene Pam, a murderess specialising in plastic bag suffocation and more recently Mr In Between’ as well as in the West End show The Vagina Monologues. Gina has guested on numerous radio

shows most notably Radio’s 4 News Quiz, Radio 5 Live, London Live and Choice FM. To add to this seemingly endless list of achievements, recently won Best female at the Black Comedy Awards. Gina Yashere is the funniest woman on the frigging planet and we have her performing here Monday January 21 at the Byron Services Club with Ellen Briggs and Gina Baker. I’ll be the MC and you’ll be gobsmacked! Tix are $20/25 and are available by phoning 6684 3443 or at the club.

BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A CRACK UP Bring in the New Year with a belly laugh at The New Years Crack Up at the Ballina RSL. With four world class comics and a drink on arrival, a yummy supper, plus a post show after party with The Hard Word that rocks until 2am. Crikey, there’s comedy, music, food and parking! It’s going to be the night for you! I am the MC, an this New Years Eve I am welcoming the girl you will recognise from Full Frontal: Jackie Loeb. Jackie toured in the United Kingdom to a series of sellout shows, followed by a run in the South African Vodacom Funny Festival. Not only was she the only Australia selected to perform in this event, she was then labeled ‘pick of the festival’ by the Cape Times newspaper. Not

limited to straight comedy, Jackie utilizes her amazing vocal skills and acting ability to parody everyone from old favourite Shirley Bassey to contemporary superstars The Pussy Cat Dolls. This cabaret element has led Jackie to win the prestigious Sorlies Cabaret Award, as well as gaining work as a singer/actor/songwriter on award winning television series Full Frontal. She’s joined by comedy comrade Chris Radburn, with his signature laid back, observational style of humour, he’s one of the hottest new comics on the block. Four years ago Chris decided to trade in the embarassment of being lawyer for the brownie points and prestige of standup comedy. Chris has proved himself to be one of the most popular young comedians performing over international waters on the prestigious P & O Cruises. As if that hasn’t kept him busy enough, Chris has also performed in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Cracker Comedy Festival, Big Laugh Comedy Festival, The Great Escape Music Festival and The Sydney Royal Easter Show! Another up and coming star on the standup scene, is Brendan Lovechild. He is a fluffy mop headed shitstirrer with an ability to think around corners. His comedy isn’t so much planned as a reflex to what just happens. Love to see you there! Tickets are $35.50 – Bookings to 6686 2544.

CIRCUS BIG FEATS, LITTLE FEATS

YOGA NOYOGA REYOGA SHOWING AT THE BYRON FILM FESTIVAL FRI FEB 29 TO SAT MAR 8 AT THE BYRON COMMUNITYCENTRE

Circus Arts open their doors to the public for the upcoming end of year show which showcases the work of their circus students. It will be a great evening of family fun and include acts performed by the advanced students on apparatus such

SPACE COWBOY AT THE BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 18 &19 DEC AND SATURDAY 22 DEC.

SOLSTICE & EMERGENCE, BY SOLVEIG LARSEN, WHO’S ANTHEA MOFFAT BLUE EXHIBITION OPENSAT ATTHE STILL @ WAYWOOD GALLERY ON FRIDAY KNOB OVER THE HOLIDAY21 PERIOD DECEMBER

ass silks, trapeze, and silks ilk trapeze d aerial i l ring and will culminate in a flying trapeze show which promises to have people holding onto their seats. Its a free show and starts at 6pm on Friday December 21 at the Byron Entertainment Centre in the Arts and Industrial Estate. The Big Top Café will also be open for light meals and snacks during and after the performance which concludes at 7pm. There is also an extensive holiday program at this unique indoor circus venue with a full sized flying trapeze rig inside the complex which means that you can learn to

COMEDY FUNNY MAN BACK IN TOWN Jimeoin has been acclaimed for his brilliantly funny wit, his charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life and his exceptional rapport with Australian audiences. His regular appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and The Adelaide Fringe Festival and his widely successful national tours attract sell out bookings in advance nearly every time. He’s a regular at the Edinburgh Festival where he was awarded the highly acclaimed Critics Award. He is a familiar face on telly and has also appeared on top rating overseas TV programs like Late Night with Conana O’Brien to a viewing

fl rain, hail or shine as well flyy rain as try your hand at many other circus skills.

HOLIDAY CIRCUS If you are looking for a way to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays, Circus Arts will have its holiday program up and running throughout January at both Byron Bay and Sydney Olympic Park venues. In Byron Bay general classes will run for kids on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from the 2nd to the 25th of January and include mini tramp, tightwire, juggling, trapeze, silks plus much more. Options include stay all day, morning or afternoon sessions and lunch, movie and games sessions. For more information or to register your interest for the holiday program, please contact us via phone or email so we can guarantee you a place. 6685 6566 or byron@circusarts. com.au

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JIMEOIN AT THE HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN ON FRIDAY 28 DECEMBER

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mind as a basis for developing new and inspiring effects and extraordinary demonstrations. Through meditation and internal isolation he has learnt to control his internal organs which enables him to swallow solid steel sword blades down his throat, through his oesophagus, past his lungs, past his heart, and into his stomach. The Space Cowboy, a medical marvel has presented phenomenal performances to audiences around the world in thirtysix countries, in countless theatres and festivals, such as the Sydney Opera House, and the Edinburgh Festival, and has even displayed his skills in front of the royal throne of Italy. Inspired by

the great thinkers of the past and present in the field of mind reading and psychological persuasion of people, the Space Cowboy regularly performs some of the most direct and precise thought reading demonstrations that can be found in the world today. Some of these thoughts are even miraculously perceived over long distance on radio and live TV shows. The Space Cowboy has recently returned from his twelfth European tour where this year he won ‘The Street Performance World Championship’ for the second year running, and achieved two new Guinness World Records for two separate Sword Swallowing stunts, and just last week while filming with

The National Geographic he swallowed 17 swords simultaneously to make another amazing world record! His performance is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Don’t miss The Space Cowboy’s amazing

HELL IS A CABARET AT THE WINSOME ON FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER

COME AND CELEBRATE THIS FRIDAY

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tel: 6685 5808 – email: still@the-centre.com.au

SMART ARTISTS AT THE BANGALOW HOTEL ON FRIDAY 22 DEC

Fabulous Fashion for Byron Extraordinary fashion, delicious food, and sensational models typified the inaugural Byron Fashion Event 2007. The night began with a bang when Three Silks trapeze artists dropped from the theatre’s ceiling, Belinda from Circus Arts guided them expertly as they dazzled the crowd with their incredible skills. Designs from Pol, Selop, Pure Pod, Massuri, Judy Who, Harriet Jane, Spill & Span, and Rowie Designs delighted the sell out audience with a catwalk show on par with the best in the business and Mandy Nolan kept everyone smiling with her comedic interludes and catwalk parody. Beauty therapist Lauren from Paradiso, Stephie from Getsteffed and hairdresser extraordinaire Pluto spent hours preshow with the models to achieve a visually spectacular catwalk effect.

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Bold and beautiful, the models excelled themselves with mentor and Byron Bay Model Management Director, Ashley Geoghegan, visibly pleased with the girls’ performances. The celebration of high fashion went off without a hiccup, much to the relief of Byron Community & Cultural Centre organisers Glynn Anderson and Moira Leonard who initiated and coordinated the event. The event was a prelude to Byron Fashion Week 2008 and judging by the standard set on Friday 30th November, the last week of September 2008 will be one to remember!

and inspiring performance at the Byron Bay Community Centre. Tuesday & Wednesday, 18 & 19 December and Saturday 22 December. $18/15. Bookings 6685 5659.


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NOBLE’S QUEST: BRINGING YOU BLUESFEST Every year about this time the BluesFest unveils their program. It’s like a 4 month striptease, as bit by bit we are enticed by the very impressive bill they present each year. Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director admits that booking a festival is not as simple as it seems. One ‘Yes’ can take 5 hard years to extract, and that’s just one act. ‘People ask me,’ Peter says, ‘how come you haven’t booked that person or that person – there are some acts that I put in for year after year, it has taken me 5 years to get Sinead O’Connor! We always say the best festival is the one that didn’t happen!’ Booking is a long and arduous project, mostly fraught with schedule difficulties. But when it does sync up its magic. ‘People thought that when Keith Urban played with John Butler on the Arias that we must have picked up the phone that week and booked them on the spot, but no way, we had that in the pipeline years ago.

‘It takes a whole year to put together Bluesfest,’ Peter admits, ‘and the act that I am the proudest to say I have confirmed this week, is a person who is an absolute legend, who does not tour, I have got Bunny Wailer, one of the three original Wailers. He is the only Wailer still alive.’ If James Brown is the Godfather of Soul, then Bunny Wailer is the Godfather of Reggae. Alongside Bob Marley, Bunny was an integral part of the energy that turned the world onto Rasta. ‘Bunny Wailer and Solomonic Orchestra (amazing 12 piece band) who are renowned for doing 3 hour shows. He is one of the true Rastas. In terms of doing this tour, we had to tell him, we will buy you brand new pots and pans to cook from so you know there’s never been pork in them. There’s only 2 men alive who can claim to be there from the beginning. There is no truer roots reggae – he is absolutely legendary status.’ As the Director of Byron Bay’s most famous signature event, Peter Noble is aware

that the future of large festivals is under threat. Everybody wants the business, but no-one wants the imposition. Peter warns not to throw the baby out with the bath water and voices what will be a major challenge for council and community – to come to agreement on well managed festival infrastucture to support a growing north coast industry: the arts. According to Peter, ‘the arts are always under threat – and always championed by the progressive people, they think freely and go out there and challenge the extremists – extremists can be on the left and right. We are the regional arts capital of the country – our shire should be marketing ourselves as that, it gives local employment, and it gives us regional access to a level of arts that the rest of Australia could only dream about.’ Peter is a long time friend of Woodford Festival Director Bill Hauritz. ‘In Woodford there were all these fired up locals who were protesting that we don’t want the festival here. After one or two Woodford Folk Festivals you started seeing public signs as you drive into the town saying Woodford, home of the Folk Festival. There is a community pride about the festival, and experience has shown that the township’s prejudices were unfounded.’ Alongside Woodford, BluesFest is one of the longest running Australian festivals. It’s won numerous national and international awards, including two Helpmann Awards for ‘Best Festival’ and been nominated for two Pollstar Awards in the same category alongside Glastonbury and Monteray Jazz Festivals. Peter is proud of the achievements of this world class event that grew from humble beginnings in a seaside nightclub. ‘We changed the face of music here, we featured black faces, we gave the opportunity to see black musicians from around the country featured here... we are about giving a voice to musicians that are marginalised by the mainstream and we are worth about 18.9 million per year to Byron Bay, now seen as equally important as the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.’

ROCKIN DOPSIE BLUESFEST

The BluesFest is currently in site transition, looking towards a future when the event can be held in an appropriately developed facility. ‘When we bought land we

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were being open with the community. We realised we had outgrown the leagues ground, the purchase was held up so we went to an interim site – we have been selling the same number of tickets to the site for years. The police praise us on our initiatives, things like us restricting how much alcohol you can sell, we win green awards from initiatives that we started over a decade ago.’ Music is Peter Noble’s most ardent passion. His independent label Aim has just received two Grammy nominations for his recording artists. This pre-dates his involvement with Bluesfest, but is part of what he brought to the table when he came on board with Bluesfest. ‘I remember hearing this black R&B music and went wow, and later became a musician and moved to the US – I just loved black music.’ One of the Grammy nominations is for Cubanismo, who Aim recorded in Havana. ‘The studio I saw there was one of the finest I have ever seen in my life. You could cut a whole orchestra in it. I was outraged to see after 9/11, the Bush government instituted the Axis of Evil nations and as a result closed down any artistic contact between Cuban and US people. Cubanismo’s major market was the US, I went and saw their only show they got to do this year when they headlined the Jazz Festival in Kuala Lumpur; they played for three hours. This band has

been reduced to playing one gig a year – yet they are Grammy nominated. They may not even be able to get a Visa to travel to the States to be at the Award Ceremony they were nominated in.’ The Bluesfest has always been an education in music. Every year, alongside the popular international and national headline acts, are absolute gems, music that has been sourced from every corner of the globe. I asked Peter who the highlights are for next year, those special suprise packages whose performances leave you feeling as though you’ve had a religious awakening. ‘I reckon one of them is going to be Sea Sick Steve. He is going to be an absolute phenonemon, he’s from Missisippi, but lives in Norway, and is represented by the same peoople who represent Tom Waits. I just saw him play La Scala in London and he had sold out two nights there, at 25 quid a show. Mojo magazine named him new artist of the year. He is a guy who left home at 15, and was a train hopping hobo who moved to Norway. He tells stories between songs that are amazing. He’s a rappin hobo like a beat poet and a great musician. He is going to Byron a week early because he wants to hang out. He’s the type of person we need here. Less real estate investors and more artists. ‘Then there’s Galactic – The Age gave them Album of the Year. I saw them in the South by South West showcase, the lines were so long you couldn’t get in.

They are represented by same people as Ben Harper and Jack Johnson, everyone saying “next big thing”. This is what Bluesfest is known for the high end and the discoveries.’ ‘JJ Grey and Mofro from Florida, are another one. I love their records. I heard their record and thought oh man this is one of the great bands, the music that gets me more than anything is the music of the south, it blew me apart, and J J Grey is one of the great American Southern bands. This guy has something magic going on.’ And then there’s the 15 strong London Community Gospel Choir. ‘My mate Clotaire Buche, an agent in Paris, turned me onto the them. They are one of the great choirs in the world. I would put them up against the Soweto Gospel Choir. We are not used to the sort of gospel that uplifts you!’ Peter came back to the greater cultural significance of festivals in the community. ‘Festivals create community and create coming together. Let’s not let the counter culture run out of steam, it’s what created this area, way back to the Nimbin Aquarius festival. We came here to save the environment and dance our way through it! Don’t forget to dance people!’ Get yourself a ticket to BluesFest. Check out the program and the regular updates by logging onto their website www.bluesfest. com.au


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TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE, FESTIVALS

OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY TO ESCAPE THE MUNDANE AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE ARTS. THERE ARE SO MANY VARIED FESTIVALS HAPPENING OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS THAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO DO A BIT OF A FESTY ROUNDUP . . . CONTINUED PAGE 68

An evening of sacred chants & spiritual music with

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Tix: $20/15 from the venue

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This is one of the best allround festivals in the country. If you haven’t been then you are mad. It’s not what you think. It’s a warm, amazing, inclusive, informative, intelligent, astounding window into how incredible it is to be in a thriving creative community. It’s a varied demographic of ages and cultural backgrounds, and camping there you are suddenly aware that this is your tribe, these are your people. For freaks like me it’s a blessed relief. There is so much on I’d need a separate magazine. In fact, their program is so extensive it is a magazine. This year I am performing and taking my kids. There’s an amazing kids program that has the kids occupied from 8.30 am with juggling, joke telling, circus, mask making, theatre games, drumming, yoga and more. For the adult crew there’s always an amazing lineup. One of my favourite things to do is wander over to the ampitheatre and sit on the hill in the cool breeze and catch an energetic live performance in the moonlight. The Cat Empire are back. My kids are thrilled and so am I. It’s wonderful being able to enjoy the same gig as your 6 year old. The comedy component is excellent, with acts like Tripod appealing to the inner nerd in us all. They have just finished a sell out tour around the country and just get funnier and funnier. Spoken Word has always been a huge component of Woodford and our own local storyteller Jenni Cargill has made it into the finals for the Spirit of Woodford storytelling competition. This year’s WordFood will also see the first ever team slam between performance and bush poets – it’s cowboy boots and berets off this year to see who owns the spoken word bragging rights in 2008! Every night at the festival performances sizzle with showcases from head chef & QLD’s surrealist performance poet Ghostboy, pop-poetry sisters Maiden Speech, and internationally renowned spoken-word artist Miles Merrill stirring things up on stage with hot dishes such as spoken word midwives Sezsu, Brisbane punk-folk 4 piece Golden Virtues, legendary Irish troubadour and story-teller Andy White, as well as the return of our controversial special guest – Crazy Elf! For Woodford Folk Festival 27 December to January 1, information and tickets got to www. woodfordfolkfestival.com

or call the festival office on 07 5496 1066. Buy tickets on line and save!

EXODUS Exodus is now in its eighth year. This festival grew out of Byron’s enigmatic party scene. It has that organic feel and is established as an all age event that brings together musicians, DJ’s artists, performers and festival devotees from all around the Globe. Headlining the Live Stage are Ganga Giri, Spoonbill and the Uber Lingua Sound System; alongside artists like Neo, Morph and Jahcoustix. Plus performances from fire to cabaret, samba to circus. The traditional Exodus Trance Floor will be pumping doof baselines 24/7. This year ten female DJs join the international lineup of DJs and live acts. With an expanded and fantastic Kids’ Space, a new Lakeside Dining area and a meandering Market Walk there’s a lot more to Exodus than the music! Check out the installations and artworks, the workshops and fashion, the yoga and healing, the cabaret performances and the unforgettable fire shows. The beautiful bushland camping area has hot showers and serviced toilets. This year the food court will be arranged for Lakeside Dining, with easy access to all areas of the festival, and a range of health certified food stalls ranging from vegetarian to carnivore, Mexican to classic Aussie. Bald Rock, Tenterfield, 11 - 13 January www.exoduslivefestival.com

BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL Back in 2006 at the first Byron Bay Film Festival, the program focused on Australian talent and highlighted work of the numerous filmmakers who live around Byron Bay. As a fundraising initiative of the self-funded Byron Community & Cultural Centre the festival has grown sustainably over the past two years and after becoming an international film festival in 2007 has brought world class independent film, filmmakers and premieres to the Bay. Many of the films selected for the Byron Bay Film Festival reflect the values and interests of our local community by maintaining a strong emphasis on social and environmental issues, human rights, diversity and multiculturalism, creativity, indigenous culture, spirit, healing, connecting to nature, conscious thinking


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and positive living living, musi music of every variety, marine preservation, colourful characters, humour and surfing. With each year entries have tripled and BBFF08 has received over 750 entries from 55 different countries including about 40 from local filmmakers almost all made in the last year. Festival organisers hope to announce the official selection in mid-January and already filmmakers from across the globe are making preparations to travel to Byron for the 3rd Byron Bay Film Festival. Once again the festival will screen over 100 films over 9 days from Friday February 29 to Saturday March 8 and will be held in the heart of Byron at the Byron Community & Cultural Centre attracting film makers, directors, producers, performers, prominent members of Australia’s film industry, tourists and locals. As well as several sessions of films screened each day and filmmakers in attendance for Q & A sessions the festival will feature discussion panels, several workshops for filmmakers and a Careers and Skills Expo for filmmakers at all stages of their careers. More information about the festival can be found at www.bbff. com.au.

STARLIGHT FESTIVAL So, we’re funny, we are musical, we dance, we sing, we make movies. But we also like to work on ourselves.The Starlight Festival showcases our spiritual side by bringing together a group of inspiring and amazing new age practitioners. It’s a heal-athon where you can find out about what’s on offer at the spiritual trade fair of the century! The Starlight Wellbeing Expo is now in its eleventh year. Festival Director Raym tells us that in terms of numerology this is a special event. He says the Master Number 11 offers wisdom and guidance to others who find themselves on their own mystical path. The 11 represents illumination, a channel to the subconscious, insight and sensitivity. Raym says ‘my aim, as always, is to bring together a selection of the area’s finest complementary therapists as well as other enlightening experiences including; workshops, talks, meditations, mediums, crystal singing bowl music, chanting and our popular Healathon. The opening day of the festival Thursday 3rd of January has two for one full price admission. Each day the festival will be blessed by Tibetan Chant Master, Buddhist monk Ven. Lobsang Tendar at 9.30am, followed by deep relaxation with the sounds of clear quartz crystal singing bowls. There are wonderful informative talks on the hour on subjects as diverse as Sacred Geometry, Crystals, the Magdalene codes and organic Feng Shui. These talks are an easy way to

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understand more about the subjects in question. Visitors can also access altered states of consciousness by joining in the meditations first and last thing each day. And the thing I love most: local practitioners giving free sessions (admission covers this) and there is absolutely no need to book. There are also a series of workshops: Biofeedback for Enlightenment. Utilizing Dan Winter’s inventions HeartTuner and BlissTuner we see how biofeedback of EKG and EEG measurement can teach a true musical recipe for bliss, ecstasy or peak experience. Dan Winter is a world leader in sacred geometry and the science of consciousness teaching. Aspects of the Divine. How can we embrace and embody Divine qualities such as trust, forgiveness and compassion? As healers, teachers of meditation and ceremony/workshop presenters, Chicchan and Dimahi will create a sacred, heart opening space for our deeper awareness of the Divine and beautiful beings of light that we are. Breathwork Mastery brings clarity physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, by releasing memories, feelings or energies that have been held down with the breath. Alakh Analda has been a Breathwork Mastery practitioner since 1987 and is a lecturer at Nature Care College in Sydney and High Motivation Training Academy in Byron Bay. Rapid Mental Calculation. Jain will demonstrate some of the 16 sutras that govern Vedic Mathematics. This relates directly to the feminine right brain that understands pictures, shapes and sounds. Jain is an internationally acclaimed maths expert, author and teacher. For further information and

a complete program visit www.global-healing.com. Programs are also available from Byron Visitor Centre, Bangalow Wax Jambu, Mullumbimby Laughing Buddha.

THE BIG JOKE FESTIVAL Now in its second year, The Big Joke Comedy Festival is brought to you by The Urban and Bang Thai, with me at the helm as the Festival Director. Scheduled for Bangalow from 14 - 17 February next year, it’s going to be an absolute euphoric life changing hoot!!! This year we bring comics from all round the country together and ask them to ponder the premise: Bigger is Better in the first Great Comedy Debate. Witness seven comics go head to head as they battle for intellectual supremacy. There’s nothing like an argument to bring out a bit of cerebral argie bargie, and let me tell you, comics don’t like to lose, under all that bravado are some fiercely competitive co-horts. Fresh from Brisbane’s most popular breakfast Radio, Greg Sullivan is sure to have the other team on the ropes. Jonathon Atherton is fluent in six languages and can say hello how’s your mum in about 30 more. He’s a firm believer that small is beautiful, particularly when it comes to the male anatomy. Anthony Morgan has come out of his Tasmanian semiretirement to relaunch his career. The man who went from playing packed houses of 2000 adoring fans at Melbourne Town Hall to ten sheep in a grassy paddock has shunned the limelight for the gentle charm of farm life, makes his way back to the spotlight to chair a debate that he has seen both sides of. Joining them

on the hot seat will be Fiona McGary, Brendan Lovechild, Nick Sun and Elissa Hawke. The Big Joke also boasts three impressive headline shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 14, 15 & 16 February. Thursday night is Valentine’s Day, and if you can’t say it with

flowers, say it with a ticket to see ‘My Funny Valentine.’ Hosted by Vanessa Wagner, one of Australia’s most colourful and entertaining identities, she takes love by the short and curlies and gives it as swift kick in the metaphorical crutch. Vanessa has cohosted the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade telecasts on Channel Ten for 5 years and regularly appears as a talk back host on Triple J. Vanessa was the most colourful and loved entrant in Celebrity Big Brother, has made Australia laugh featuring in a new Snickers TV Ad and is currently the ‘Pin up Girl’ for Ozemail. Headlining the bill is comedy mega star, Julia Morris who will be gracing our telly screens as the host of It Takes Two after the huge ratings of The Singing Office. Also appearing on the bill is showgirl extraordinaire and burlesque dancer Lola the Vamp, Amelia Hunter, the hit of Edinburgh Festival this year and hula harlot, Tina Trash. The Big Joke Comedy Festival also welcomes headline comic Anthony Morgan. The Age has called Morgan: ‘daring, vulnerable and rivetingly honest.’ He is a consummate live performer and the Big Joke is excited to have him on board. He performs on Friday 14 with Jonathon Atherton & Gordon Southern in a show titled ‘Mad Dogs & Englishman’. Meet our

mad Englishman: Mr Gordon Southern. Gordon’s style incorporates storytelling and improv mixed with superb joke telling. We are pleased to welcome him to Bangalow before his Melbourne Comedy Festival appearance. That’s right – you can see him here first! Peter Berner is another comedy jewel in the crown. Peter started his career as a stand up comic in 1988. He has performed internationally, writing and performing solo comedy shows in festivals in Australia and the UK. In 1999 Peter emerged as a major television talent as the host and writer of BackBerner. Broadcast nationally on ABCTV, his satirical comedy show received strong ratings and critical acclaim which led to award nominations and the rare comedy television accomplishment of recording 140 episodes. He is joined by Joel Ozborn & Nick Sun in a show that shines the light on the thinking men of Aussie comedy, and goes by the title of Think, Thank, Thunk. This is only part of the Big Joke this year. For more extensive program information, check our website on www.thebigjoke. com.au. Tickets are on sale now. Headline shows are $37.50 and the debate is $27.50. Tix available online through the website or at the Urban/Bang Thai, 6687 2000.


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A Live Stage, a Jam Pot, a 24/7 Trance Floor and the Electric Tipi introducing a film night showcasing independent film-makers makes for a wild ride of art with attitude. Headliners include Gangagiri, Spoonbill, UberLingua Sound System, Slot Machine, Triptich, Tijuana Cartel, Loud, Soul Shakers intercepted and supported by performances from fire to cabaret, samba to circus and a whole lot of local favorites. Tickets and more info at www.exoduslivefestival. com or phone 1300 762 545. Check out their ‘Funky Camp Site’ competition!

Q: From VibeTribe to OhmsNotBombs and every travelling sound-system in between, thereafter and now, please tell us why

BUDDHA BAR NYEVE Funk, Hip-Hop, Breaks & Reggae will boot you up for 2008 with DJs Kavi-R, Noodles, Goodie and Woolapalooza. For $75 you don’t just get in, you’ll get to enjoy delectables and a complimentary drink. Call 6685 5833 and you could be the lucky one scoring the last ticket!

FUTURE NYEVE Future NYEve at the Ballina Hotel. Two rooms plus outdoor area and a lineup that includes Nick Taylor, Noodles, Daniel Webber, Basek, Jackie Onassid, Ryan Rushton, Red, Dean Sutton, Deegs and Clegs. Presales $25 from the Great Northern, Ballina Hotel and www. oztix.com.au. Starts 9pm.

SOLID GOLD Solid Gold takes it back to the future with a retro NYEve at Great Northern... faithful fans! Expect more flashing lights, balloons, bubbles, zany prizes and rock hard hits! ‘It’ll be even more fun

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you have dedicated so much of your life to it? A: ‘I was inspired by the alternative world I discovered going to festivals like Stonehenge and Glastonbury. I ditched plans to join the army and I delved into the countercurrent world hoping that one day it would grow and would lead to a better future for all. Travelling around with an old bus protesting and organizing events around the country has been very rewarding. ’

Exodus 11th – 13th January is announcing its headliners for their three stages in the much loved Bald Rock bush retreat near Tenterfield. The infamous installation artist Mutoid Waste Co. originally from England joins the crew in their 8th year of shenanigans, and the live electronic music collective Ueberlingua from Sydney will make their first appearance this year too.

Exodus is grateful to the indigenous caretakers of this land, and honor their history and knowledge. Don’t miss the opening and closing ceremony. I asked Mashy P who is collaborating and performing with Ueberlingua, and who has a history of partying and politics, a few ‘tricky’ questions:

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Q: Billed to play with Uberlingua at Exodus live/ main-stage, what can we expect to hear from your collaboration? A: ‘Uberlingua exist in the world of global electronic fusion sounds.’ The explosion of creativity that occurred in the late 80’s when electronic sounds came to the fore changed the nature of music. 20 years later producers around the world have enriched our ears by fusing traditional music with mad beats and synth-lines. At Exodus we will be working with a group of MC’s who toast in different languages, so expect a global fusion of sounds with the MC’s hyping up the show.’ Q: Have you been to an Exodus party before? A: ‘I have been to Exodus a couple of times and co created an Ohms Not bombs space there too one year. It’s a great festival that seems more organic that other festivals I have known. The high altitude gives us pleasant cool evenings in the height of summer. The setting is awesome and production is mind blowing.’

than 1979 when you got a sip of mum’s Spumante or dad’s KB lager before watching the rotary club’s firecracker extravaganza and having a ride on the cha-cha.’ Tickets selling fast $42 from the Great Northern www. solidgolddisco.com.au

FREAKREATION Freakreation from Friday 4-6 January has added another international to their lineup packing the 3 stages with exciting talent. Marc Romboy, co-founder of Alphabet City, Terminal M, Le Petit Prince and PSI-49-Net will be busting the ‘confines’ of electronic sounds flapping into fresh fringes with his Electrotek-house, Breaks and Bit-Hop www.myspace. com/marcromboy. Other headliners include Haltya (Finland), Psymetrix (UK), Minimal Criminal (Brazil), Terrafractyl, Spoonbill, ShadowFX, Mark Murphy (Syd), Jesse Rose (UK), Head Phonics (Finland) Bump DJs (Syd), Rip Van Hippy (Melb) and Mauxuam (UK) plus all the local and interstate faves

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and usual suspects. Go on try a bit of sideways stepping in the bush!

SUMMAFIELDAYZE 5TH JANUUARY We’ve got a winner and an answer for the give-away quiz, the answer was of course Kissy Sell Out whose ‘shredding of the musical and business rulebook’ via myspace has brought him as far as our shores and Summafieldayze. The winner and anybody else travelling to this event will also see celebrity guest Benny Benassi play his favorite remix of Satisfaction. Benny Benassi works as a producer in collaboration with his cousin Alle Benassi at www. offlimits-production.it. This website has got one of the most entertaining interface I’ve seen in a while, well worth checking out if you need a chuckle. Anyway, the first single Satisfaction produced in 2002 made its presence felt in the main charts all over Europe in 2003.

LA LA LAND La La Land goes hoodlum with the Vandals (Syd), Ryan Rushton and Daniel Webber for a selected sound experience on NYEve. The $60 Early Bird tickets are already about to SELL OUT!! A limited number of NYE early bird tickets have been reserved for La La Land members and their guests. Please contact Tam on 6680 7070 or via email tam@lalaland.com.au Make sure to have your members medallion number with you. This offer is valid until 24th December or until sold out, second release $80, final release $110. La-La-LaLa-La...

ELSEWHERE A Thursday nite, 27th December has been added to Elsewhere’s calendar for a Future Disco Soiree featuring Boogs from Melbourne’s reputable club Revolver. The Electronic Boogie Show will fly without its captain Audun for the last two Fridays this year, but Sundays’ master Giv,

Boogie Boy Gareth D, Casey Steele and Dj Chef take over the party with a blend of electronic house, minimal tech, classic booty bass and feel-good electronic beats. Festive spirit will receive the motion:theory magic treatment on Saturdays with the motion:theory’s all-stars Chrissy party. DJs Katharine + Thomas J + DJKhris + Matthew Crawford + Strawberry Syme + Ben Abrahams. Sundays up until NYs bring the three Royale residents together for a techelectro-rock weekend-ender with Snosh, DJ Pete and Giv responsible for the diversely satisfying Sunday sounds as well as Scott Pullen from Sydney. Special guest on Sunday 23rd December is Lee Coombs.

YAC Weekly DJ classes start again Thursday, January 31st 2pm-6pm. I wish you all a totally funked up Xmess and NuYier... beat, teach and scratch ya in 2008!

DOSE RECORDINGS Local Dance music gets a big air play over the next few weeks as Dose Recordings artists Fatty vs Mo get out and about chasing the buzz avoiding the fuzz wid da sis and da bruz. New Years Eve as we all used to love it, Freak Nation high, get it good got to have it... and Exodus never enough... it’s life why not live it?! Check out some seriously hot ozzy beatz and the album at www. doseshop.com.

BENTERTAINMENT Welcome to a world of Bentertainment: a pre new year with Madhatter T-Dance in Lismore at the Workers Club 30th December from midday & Bodacious Womens Party 2nd January with Bent Events. The event features 4 Stage shows including aerialists, 2 dance spaces, DJs featuring Tobin (aka Vanessa Wagner), club facilities & club priced drinks. Tickets $30+bf, $40 at door. Phone 6621 7401. Meals available.


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Holiday Workshops presented by Byron Backstrap Studio and The Fibre Hut from 7th to 25th January. Session Times: 10am to 10:45am & 2:30pm to 5pm. Kids time: Juggling balls, Doll making, Techniques in Painting and Drawing

Mash Potato

Popular in the early 1960s, The Mashed Potato is similar in style to The Twist, popularised by Chubby Checker. Basically it involves alternate grinding motions with each foot as if stubbing out a cigarette or, more fancifully, mashing a potato. James Brown had a big hit in 1960 with '(Do the) Mashed Potatoes'.

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Adults: Backstrap hand weaving, Needle felt Sculpture, Wet felting hats and boots, Water Colour basics. Recycling and sculpting.

Why not celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of Byron’s favourite, best-value restaurants? To see out the year, Muoi is offering a heavenly three-course meal for only $55 a head, consisting of entree, main and dessert.

Phone : 6680 2795. All materials free. Child care available $20 per session. Workshops for children must be booked the night before.

Choose between BBQ Duck Spring Roll or Crunchy Green Asparagus topped with Grilled Prawns tossed in Garlic Butter for starters, then, for mains, her famously wicked Wicked Duck or Lamb Wellington or Pan-Fried Barramundi Fillet topped with Potato ‘Scales’. For dessert there is Paris Brest served with local fresh berries. Muoi’s is fully licensed, ever-friendly and ultra relaxed – but make sure you book as she fills up fast! 11 Fletcher St, Byron Bay Tel: 6685 7557

Movin out! HEAPS OF CHRISTMAS IDEAS! Beautiful furniture, antiques, retro, modern contemporary, couches, dining sets, outdoor furniture, TV cabinets, homewares, rugs and many more hidden treasures. All stock must go before the demolition ball arrives!!

NEW STOCK ARRIVING DAILY

Call 0401 570 007 140 Jonson St, Byron next to RSL

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Two of the great new dance shoes from Sansha available at Gypsy Le Fay. Just like the old fashioned ballet shop we knew as children, Gypsy Le Fay Studio is the Home of Dancewear in the Byron Shire. Gypsy is now stocking an exciting new range of Sansha shoes including both leather and canvas ballet flats, pointe shoes, and apparel as well as dance gifts and accessories. Sansha are known worldwide for producing dancewear of the highest quality and style with fantastic hand stitched and beginners pointe shoes. Gypsy Le Fay also has a selection of Bloch shoes and accessories. Look out for the great new range of childrens’ tutus! Gypsy Le Fay studio is at 1/22 Mullumbimbi Street, Brunswick Heads. Phone 0417 427 518, email: gypsy@gypsylefay.com, www.gypsylefay.com

Mmm...the best juice in town Since 1999 the Juice Bar has been providing locals and visitors with delicious healthy world-class juices and smoothies. The Juice Bar has always been about quality – a quality product and quality service. Put some zing in your step with a delicious healthy juice or smoothie, experience the low-fat gelatin-free gourmet yoghurt made with real fruit and honey, try some fresh fruit salad and muesli too. Have a fresh wheatgrass juice to cleanse and purify your body and to give you more energy the smoothies are made with natural real fruits, dairy-free, sorbet-free, just full of natural healthy goodness.

So go to the Juice Bar and experience the good taste of health. Locals get free wheatgrass shots with every medium or large. Plus, receive your tenth juice free! 20 Jonson St, Byron Bay. Ph 6680 7780

Marriage Life is a spiritual journey of love and loss. To be celebrated with honour through ceremony and ritual. It is my honour to be your witness at your special moment. I bring warmth, inspiration and authenticity to my ceremonies. Weddings, funerals, namings and blessings. 5% of fee donated to a global humanitarian fund. Audrey Fisher J.P. Registered Celebrant audreylfisher@hotmail.com Please contact 0414 720 081 or 6680 5488


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Magical Touch n Music for your Soul. “ Voicemoves” Harmonic Craniosacral treatments combine exquisitely Sensitive and Supportive touch with the Celestial Sounds of Voice, Chimes and Tibetan bowls. Your own personal healing symphony bathes you in divine tones, accompanying your diving into bliss as we balance your Craniosacral system and dive into a “Deeper Still”. “Voicemoves” also offers a unique and integrated method for enhancing your Voice for speaking or singing. Voice Therapy techniques, subtle yoga, chakra alignment assist empowering you to find your most Resonant Voice. www.voicemovesyoga.com

6685 9911

Many things have value Soul goldsmith and silversmith, Zoë Phreo knows how to evoke a sense of meaning, feeling or emotion with the jewellery or objects her clients commission. A sacred bowl, a ring of gold, pendant, brooch or spoon. There is an alchemy of heart mind and materials that merge to create expressions of solid quiet beauty. Zoë uses precious metals, stones, wishfulfilling jewels, ‘pearls of great price’ and diamonds of awareness to manifest pieces that sing and dream awake our beautiful soul knowing. Gifts of value 6684 5415

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Manifest your best Explore your opportunities & challenges for 2008 An Astrology Reading with Iris or Gisela inspires and assists you to plan your year ahead. Please provide your birth date, birth time and birth place. Printed interpretations of Birth Charts and Transits are available. The Tarot is the mirror of the soul Gisela invites you to look at your souls journey through the Tarot Cards.

Mouthwatering …. Sri LankanDelights LET SHARMILLA CATER FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY OR FUNCTION Choose from traditional Sri Lankan or Finger food menus.Treat your guests to a selection of fresh colourful vegetarian and seafood dishes. SRI LANKAN MENU FROM $15 PER HEAD FINGER FOOD MENU FROM $12 PER HEAD Cooking Classes and in house catering also available TO BOOK CALL 66874149 or 0421 470 257

Special offer from $ 40 if you mention this ad For appointments phone 6680 2570 or 0432 518 695

Available now, please contact us for our list of local suppliers. moontimediary@westnet.com.au www.moontimediary.com.au PO Box 1200, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 mob: 0432 518 695

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This Diary has all the essential diary features and tells you the exact Moon Times and Phases. Have you heard about gardening by the Moon? The same principles can be applied to planning events, nutrition, body care and keeping your environment clean and beautiful. The Moontime Diary 2008 RRP $27.95 • explains why fine tuning is a natural option • inspires and assists you with simple pointers for every day of the year 2008 • features weekly astrological tables in Australian times • printed locally on 100% recycled paper

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Might you need a Dentist? If you have a dental emergency and need to see Dr Jon call his mobile number 0411 031 301 and leave a message and he will get back to you as soon as he can. Preference will be given to his existing patients, however even if you have not seen us before, we will do our best to get you out of pain. Have a safe, happy and healthy festive season - see you in the New Year. Visit www.byrondental.com for more information or call 6680 7554 for an appointment


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the game given below, Zhao calmly allowed multiple piece exchanges and proceeded to convert the tiniest of advantages into a full point. Zhao was elated by achieving the ďŹ rst step on the road to grandmasterhood after near misses at two chess Olympiads. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I thought after four rounds my cause was completely hopeless,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he admitted. Zhao, who despite playing only part time has become the Australian number one, will compete for the next six weeks on the European tournament circuit before returning to complete his ďŹ nal year of pharmacy studies at Sydney University. Budapest 2007 White: Bui Vinh Black: Zhao Zong Yuan Opening: Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gambit Declined 1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 h6 4.Bh4

d5 5.e3 Be7 6.c4 0-0 7.Nc3 b6 The solid Tartakower system, an old favourite of Boris Spassky but rarely seen nowadays. 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Nxd5 exd5 11.Be2 Be6 12.0-0 c5 13.Ne5 13.Qd2 is more testing for Black. 13...Nd7 14.Nxd7 Qxd7 15.Qd2 a5! 16.dxc5 bxc5 17.Bf3 Rfd8 18.Rfd1 Qb5 19.Qc3 Rab8 20.Rd2?! 20.b3 was necessary, although after 20...Qb4 21.Rac1 c4, Black retains a small initiative. 20...d4! 21.exd4 cxd4 22.Rxd4 Rxd4 23.Qxd4 Qxb2 24.Qxb2 Rxb2 25.a3 Kf8 26.Kf1? Only after 26.a4!, here or last move, could Bui hope to hang on, although White remains terribly passive after 26...Bd7 27.Bd1 Rb4. 26...a4! 27.h4 Ke7 28.Ke1 Bb3 29.Bd1 Kd6 30.Rc1 Desperation, but if White marks time Blackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s king will invade via c3. 30...Ra2 31.Bxb3 axb3 32.Rb1 Rxa3 33.Kd2 Ra2+ 34.Ke3 b2 35.Kd3 Ke5 36.Re1+ After 36.Kc3 Kf5 37.Rxb2 Rxb2 38.Kxb2 Kg4 decides. 36...Kf5 37.Rb1 Kg4 38.Kc2 f5! 39.h5 f4 40.Kc3 Kxh5 41.Kb3 Ra1 42.Rxb2 Rg1 43.f3 Kh4 0-1 A near-perfect endgame by Zhao.

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CINEMA MR MAGORIUMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WONDER EMPORIUM This is a sweet, intelligent and visually stunning ďŹ lm. It is also decidedly adventurous for a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ&#x201A;ick in that, among other subjects, it deals openly with death (as did the splendid Bridge To Terabithia). At the session I attended there was a late inďŹ&#x201A;ux of kids, like a horde of rats from Hamlyn, but by the conclusion of the jazzy, richly coloured introductory credits, they were all appreciably mesmerised. Set mostly in the store of 243 year-old Mr Magorium, the story is divided into chapters, with the voice of little Harry Applebaum the hat collector narrating as each new page is turned â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if nothing else, the movie can be praised for its advancement of books in an age of dot.com semiliteracy. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman), a genial but crazy professor of toyland, is preparing to hand over his beloved, enchanted shop to his assistant, Molly Mahony (played by the adorable Natalie Portman). A long time ago he bought enough identical pairs of shoes to last his lifetime and to the disbelieving Molly he explains â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;this is my last pair of shoes.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Only an old stager like Hoffman could wring out of such a line the pathos required to charge a common-or-garden fantasy with genuine emotion. In preparation for the big turnover, an accountant

is hired to go through the books. Naturally, these are a shambles, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter because the greysuited Henry, aka The Mutant (Jason Bateman) becomes susceptible to Magoriumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magic. The problem lies with Molly, who was stymied as a brilliant young pianist by Rachmaninoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second concerto (like Noah Taylor in Shine) and now does not have the self conďŹ dence to follow in her mentorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footsteps. The old chestnut of fulďŹ lling oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential, of believing in the dream, is the major theme and, though it has been discredited in our cynical times, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an idea that surely canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be harmful to young minds. There are some truly beautiful moments, not least of which is Magoriumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reďŹ&#x201A;ection of his past and what awaits him, in which he quotes King Lear, of all things, without making it sound in the least silly or pretentious. Can you recall any other movies for kids that are prepared to talk to them as equals about Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great tragedy? Witty and uplifting with, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re as lucky as I was, a contagious joy descending upon all who witness it. ~ John Campbell AWAY FROM HER Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d not expect the subject of Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to draw audiences to the cinema in droves, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wager that

there is not one person among us who has not had personal experience of it or some form of advanced dementia in their family. One of the cruellest of afďŹ&#x201A;ictions, invariably, its impact on long standing relationships is devastating. Fiona and Grant have been together forty-four years. Fiona is stricken by the disease and, irreversibly, her condition degenerates to the point where there is no option but for her to be sent to a nursing home. I found this section of the movie the most touching.

By the halfway mark I was already deeply moved and anticipated with dread having to make an inglorious exit, tears streaming down my face, through a throng of hyped teenagers waiting to go in to see the inanity of Ben Stiller. To her credit, ďŹ rst-time Canadian director Sarah Polley does not press the maudlin button, as many of her contemporaries south of the border would, and maintains a cool, almost detached but still poignant tone. Suggestions of past inďŹ delities and      

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to look at. The characters and relationships fill in the outline of history with flesh and blood – indeed, quite a lot of blood (although the film is not especially gory). Cate Blanchett raises the bar on her previous performance as Elizabeth in a mature and complex characterisation that involves and moves us. She seems to be an actor of boundless abilities. Both Geoffrey Rush and Abbie Cornish deliver exceptional performances in roles as the Queen’s closest allies. Clive Owen’s Walter Raleigh is a dashing character, and his is perhaps the most modern interpretation of a figure of the 16th century, but he makes it work by sheer sincerity. ~ Lounge Cinema

cinema of the 60s. There is, as you’d expect, plenty of music - and it is sensational, particularly in the pulsating, sweaty, packed hall gigs. (I was never a big fan, but have been converted.) Usually, the aim of bio pics, even those of the warts and all kind, is to show their subjects in a golden light, filmmakers perhaps fearful that audiences will not stand for a character whom they cannot justifiably place on a pedestal, or worse, in whom they recognise too much of themselves and their everyday ordinariness. Curtis’s talent is far from downplayed, but it is the banality of domestic responsibility, from which he cannot free himself, and his stifling day job at an employment agency which deny the punter the equally titillating fixes of glamour or uncommon hardship. Nor is there the cheap thrill of following the boys into the depths of substance abuse. Discounting the popping of a couple of pills as a schoolboy, there is not a needle or a joint to be be seen, with Curtis’s drug problem caused by medicines prescribed to counter his epilepsy. The film is a triumph because of director Anton Corbijn’s unwavering commitment to exploring the nexus between the man and his work. In an outstanding support cast, Samantha Morton forswears her penchant for histrionics and tones it down perfectly as Deb, Curtis’s sweetheart bride whose hopes and desires diverge from her husband’s. But it is the band’s front man who is at the centre of the storm and, as Curtis, Sam Riley is extraordinary. When he goes off on stage you really believe it. ~ John Campbell

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disappointments emerge and, human nature being what it is, Grant eventually seeks solace in the company of a woman coping with a similar loss. The chronology is scrambled at this point (it was not immediately apparent to me) and the device makes the narrative unnecessarily disjointed. There are moments of hilarity from Ron Hewat as Frank the former sports commentator, but a scene where Grant enters the hospice’s busy corridor from his wife’s room without having done up his belt and fly is a cheap buy of a tacky joke (and an awful piece of writing – he would never have done that). Men have been in love with Julie Christie since she appeared as Dr Zhivago’s Lara (some from even earlier, E GOLDEN AGEshe was the free when spirited beauty who blew Billy Liar’s mind), and, as Fiona, her performance here cannot be faulted. What undermines it is that, at 66, she is as captivating as ever and I could not quite believe that her brain was in meltdown. For all of its tenderness and understatement, the film repeats itself and, notwithstanding the tragic collapse of their marriage, the twilight years of both parties promise to be more soft-centred than is common in reality. Heartfelt and all too relevant, its gentleness makes it Alzheimer’s Light compared to the more challenging Iris (2001) – but that had frumpy Judi Dench and not divine Julie. ~ John Campbell

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ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE This film is a potent historical costume saga with Cate Blanchett in sparkling form, reprising her defining role. ‘I find the impossible far more interesting,’ Blanchett’s Queen states at the beginning of the

film, in which conflict is not limited to the power struggle between Spain and England, but to the inner conflict that overwhelms the powerful monarch. Elizabeth is filled with self-doubt, yearnings and jealousy as she faces betrayal, deception and frustrations in love. Set under Gothic arches with Tudor collars, fitted bodices, elaborate wigs and costumes, the film is really sumptuous

Does the short life of a rock singer who produced only one enduring song warrant yet another bio pic? Such doubts are soon cast from the mind in this fantastic movie. Ian Curtis, an introspective young man with tickets on himself, dreams of stardom and escaping the drabness of his Macclesfield (Manchester) housing estate. He sees the Sex Pistols and is inspired to become the singer in his mates’ band. As Joy Division, they win a cult following, but it is largely through the intense Curtis’s imprimatur. This is a story of how success can be calamitous to somebody not strong enough to maintain control of his own inner world. Shot in high voltage black and white (I cannot conceive of it being as effective in colour), stylistically the film harks back to the gritty social realism of British

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Enchanted: 11.20am, 4pm, 6.10pm

Golden Compass: 12.20pm, Death at a Funeral: 5pm 4.50pm, 7pm, 9.15pm Wed Jan 2

National Treasure: Atonement: 1.45pm, 12.10pm, 2.30pm, 7.10pm 4.10pm, 6.30pm Enchanted: 7.30pm

Mon 31 New Year’s Eve National Treasure: 10am, 1.40pm

Death at a Funeral: 5pm Fri 28, Sun 30 National Treasure: 10am, 2.30pm. 8.50pm Enchanted: 11.40am, 2.50pm, 7.10pm, 9.15pm

Golden Compass: 12.20pm, 4.50pm, 7pm, 9.15pm Atonement: 1.45pm, 4.10pm, 6.30pm Mr. Magorium: 9.45am, 1pm Bee Movie: 9.30am, 11.15am Beowulf: 5pm


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BEACH BEACH HOTEL HOTEL WEDNESDAY 19 9:00PM

FOREIGN HEIGHTS THURSDAY 20 9:00PM

WEDNESDAY 26 9:00PM

RAZ BIN SAM & THE LION I BAND

VITAMIN RECORDS THURSDAY 27 9:00PM CHRISTMAS SARITAH PARTY FRIDAY 21 9:30PM

FRIDAY 28 9:30PM

THE KRAKATOA COUNTERFEIT SATURDAY 29 9:30PM GYPSIES SATURDAY 22 9:30PM

OZ HORNZ

TOKYO JOE SUNDAY 30 4:30PM

FLOYD THE VINCENT & FEREMONES THE CHILD BRIDES DJ DAVE SUNDAY 23 4:30PM

8:00PM

GRAVEY & DJ EGO MONDAY 24 9:00PM

MONDAY 31

NYE TICKETS $67.50 FEATURING

DE JAH THE FEREMONES GROOVE TUESDAY 25

CLOSED

MERRY CHRISTMAS

DJ GRAVEY & DJ EGO

BAY ST BAY ST BYRON BAY BYRON BAY 6685 6402 6685 6402

■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON, 9PM FOREIGN HEIGHTS ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM BETH TRESTON + AURORA JANE ■ BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE THE SPACE COWBOY ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON DJ RED ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON 7PM KOALA BEACH PARTY ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON SANTAS BEACH PARTY – ROCK HARDSON ■ BANGALOW HOTEL 8PM DJ HUNTER ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30PM BIG MUSIC ■ BRUNSWICK CHRISTMAS MARKET ANDY HOLM

THURSDAY 20 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM VITAMIN RECORDS CHRISTMAS PARTY ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM RAILS BIRTHDAY – BOHEMIAN COWBOYS WITH CHRIS ARONSTEN ■ BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE 8PM VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO ■ BO’S RESTAURANT, BYRON 7.30PM BEAKERMOUTH ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON LEE COMBS + DJ POB ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON WET T-SHIRT COMP ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON SEXY HIP HOP – DJ KRISTIN ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30PM HARRY HEALY ■ CHINI HOTEL 8.30PM MULLUMBERRY JAM

■ MULLUMBIMBY RSL 7PM ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DANCING ■ LENNOX HOTEL 9PM RHYS CRIMMIN ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL LOU BRADLEY

FRIDAY 21 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9.30PM COUNTERFEIT GYPSIES ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON, 9PM OPERATOR PLEASE ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM CURTIS ■ BYRON BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE 8PM VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO ■ BYRON BAY RESORT, SUNSET-MOONSHINE CINEMA 'ST ELMO'S FIRE' ■ BO’S RESTAURANT, BYRON 6.30PM MICK’S SASHIMI BAND ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON RYAN RUSHTON + DANIEL WEBBER ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON SKYDIVE FRIDAY ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON QUALITY CONTROL + CAPTAIN KAIN ■ WAYWOOD GALLERY, BYRON SOLVEIG LARSEN EXHIBITION OPENING ■ BANGALOW HOTEL 8PM SMART ARTISTS ■ BANG THAI, BANGALOW,6.30PM DAVID ADES ON SAX WITH MATT HILL ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM IT’S PROBABLY US ■ HOUSIE SHED, BANNER PARK, BRUNSWICK 7PM UNDER 18’S KARAOKE ■ PIPPI’S, NEW BRIGHTON 6.30PM ANDY HOLM ■ LENNOX HOTEL 9.30PM PAINTED CROWS ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL GLORY B ■ SPHINX ROCK CAFE, MT BURRELL 6PM SOLSTICE FULL MOON PERFORMANCE NIGHT

SATURDAY 22 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9.30PM OZ HORNZ ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM SIMON WRIGHT'SGROOVE COLLECTIVE ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 6.30PM DUBBLY ■ BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE THE SPACE COWBOY ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON LIVEWIRE ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON LADIES NIGHT ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON KRISTIN + FOXXY ■ BANGALOW HOTEL 8PM CHRIS ARONSTEN ■ HOUSIE SHED, BANNER PARK, BRUNSWICK 7PM UNDER 18'S KARAOKE ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30PM CATH SIMES BAND ■ LU LU’S CAFE, MULLUM 11AM GUY RACHEL & REBECCA IRELAND ■ CHINI HOTEL, MULLUM 6.30PM SASSY SALSA CHRISTMAS PARTY ■ MULLUMBIMBY RSL 7.30PM JIM FAIRFULL ■ BALLINA HOTEL JAZZ ‘N’ BLUES LOUNGE 6.30PM, THE SHARNEY RUSSELL TRIO ■ LENNOX HOTEL 9.30PM BONJAH BANGO ■ PIONEER TAVERN, WOLLONGBAR SLIM PICKENS ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL DA KARPO ■ BUDDHA BELLY CAFE, UKI BEATS FROM THE BELLY WITH WILD MARMALADE & MORE

SUNDAY 23 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM THE FEREMONES 8PM DJ GRAVEY + DJ EGO ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM ELECTRIC SUNNY'S MOVIE PREMIERE

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■ THE RAILS, BYRON 6.30PM VANESSA BAKER + THE ELECTRIC ECLECTIC ■ BO’S RESTAURANT, BYRON 7PM JIMMY & JONNY BE GOOD ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON ROCK HARDSON + GUESTS ■ COORABELL HALL 7.30PM TROPICOSO ■ BANGALOW HOTEL 1PM DA KARPO ■ BILLINUDGEL HOTEL 2PM SLIM PICKENS + DR BAZ ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30PM WEAR THE FOX HAT ■ HOUSIE SHED, BANNER PARK, BRUNSWICK 7PM UNDER 18’S KARAOKE ■ PIPPI’S, NEW BRIGHTON ANDY HOLM ■ LENNOX HOTEL 4PM BIRDY ■ SPHINX ROCK CAFE, MT BURRELL 2PM IMANDAN SOLSTICE – FULL MOON SPECIAL

MONDAY 24 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM THE FEREMONES ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM ENJUN TRIO ■ BYRON BEACH RESORT MOONSHINE CINEMA SUNSET BAD SANTA, ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON RYAN RUSHTON + DANIEL WEBBER ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON MEXICAN MONDAY ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON CHRISTMAS EVE WITH KRISTIN & FOXXY ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30 THE SCORE ■ HOUSIE SHED, BANNER PARK, BRUNSWICK 7PM UNDER 18’S KARAOKE ■ CHINI HOTEL 7.30PM SALSA CLASS ■ LENNOX HOTEL 9PM SIMON WRIGHT ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL ISAAC PADDON + THE TIDES


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TUESDAY 25 ■ MERRY CHRISTMAS

WEDNESDAY 26 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON, 9PM RAZ BIN SAM & THE LION I BAND ■ GREAT NOTHERN, BYRON 9PM COUNTERFEIT GYPSIES ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM THRILLBILLY STOMP ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON DARLIN + DON NADI ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON 7PM KOALA BEACH PARTY ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON BOOGIE WOOGIE BOOTY BEATS ■ BANGALOW HOTEL 8PM DJ HUNTER ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 3PM THE PURPLE DRIPPERS 7.30PM FOSSIL ROCK ■ LENNOX HOTEL 7.30PM BO JENKINS ROAD TRAIN ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL 7PM MARSHALL

THURSDAY 27 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM SARITAH ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM AJAX & THE BANDITS ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM THE BLUE RHYTHM KINGS ■ BO’S RESTAURANT, BYRON 7.30PM BEAKERMOUTH ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON DJ RED + DANIEL WEBBER ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON WET T-SHIRT COMP ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON LADIES - DJ KRISTIN ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30PM MUD CRAB BOOGIE ■ CHINI HOTEL 8.30PM MULLUMBERRY JAM ■ MULLUMBIMBY RSL 7PM ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DANCING

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gig guide ■ LENNOX HOTEL 9PM JOYISM ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL THE LOVE BUS

FRIDAY 28 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9.30PM KRAKATOA ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON, 9PM JIMEOIN ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM MAX JUDO ■ BO’S RESTAURANT, BYRON 6.30PM MICK’S SASHIMI BAND ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON DJ FALCON + RYAN RUSHTON + DANIEL WEBBER ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON SKYDIVE FRIDAY ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON QUALITY CONTROL + CAPTAIN KAINE ■ BANGALOW HOTEL 8PM THE JAM BROTHERS ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30PM CATH SIMES BAND ■ HOUSIE SHED, BANNER PARK, BRUNSWICK 7PM UNDER 18’S KARAOKE ■ LENNOX HOTEL 9.30PM MARSHALL ■ YAMBA BOWLNG CLUB BONDI CIGARS ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL PRESTON

SATURDAY 29 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9.30PM TOKYO JOE ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM MAX JUDO ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM DA KARPO ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON LIVE WIRE ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON LADIES NIGHT ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON DJ KRISTIN + FOXXY ■ BANGALOW HOTEL 8PM JIMMY WHATTS ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30PM CAROLA CHRISTIAN & THE DFA

■ HOUSIE SHED, BANNER PARK BRUNSWICK 7PM UNDER 18’S KARAOKE ■ MULLUMBIMBY RSL 8.15PM DELISCH ■ LENNOX HOTEL 9.30PM FLOYD VINCENT ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL AZADOOTA

SUNDAY 30 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM FLOYD VINCENT & THE CHILD BRIDES ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM THE PORKERS ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 6.30PM HUDIBRASTIC FUNK ■ BO’S RESTAURANT, BYRON 7PM JIMMY + JONNY BE GOOD ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON ROCK HARDSON + GUESTS ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30PM RAGGA JUMP ■ HOUSIE SHED, BANNER PARK, BRUNSWICK 7PM UNDER 18’S KARAOKE ■ PIPPI’S, NEW BRIGHTON 1PM ANDY HOLM ■ BALLINA RSL BONDI CIGARS ■ LENNOX HOTEL 4PM BEN & NICO ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL JAZ & THE 9TH CHAPTER ■ SPHINX ROCK CAFE, MT BURRELL 2PM MANTLEPEACE + ANN MAREE + MAGENTA

MONDAY 31 ■ BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM NEW YEARS EVE – DE JAH GROOVE, DJ GRAVEY, DJ EGO ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON SOLID GOLD ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM RAZ BIN SAM + THE LION I BAND – MARSHALL + FRO DJ ■ LA LA LAND, BYRON THE VANDALS + DANIEL WEBBER + RYAN RUSHTON

■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON MEXICAN MONDAY ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON ULTRA SOUND – QUALITY CONTROL ■ BANGALOW HOTEL 8PM TILL LATE THE PENETRATORS ■ HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7.30PM WEAR THE FOX HAT & SUPER FREAKS ■ HOUSIE SHED, BANNER PARK, BRUNSWICK 7PM UNDER 18’S KARAOKE ■ CHINI HOTEL 7.30PM SALSA CLASS & FREESTYLE ■ MULLIMBIMBY RSL WALLY & THE GATORS ■ KOHINUR HALL 8PM THE UTOPIANS, GROOVE FOUNDATION, DJ PHUNK PHANATIK ■ OCEAN SHORES COUNTRY CLUB 8PM CELIA ADAMS ■ LENNOX HOTEL 9PM TOKYO JOE ■ BALLINA RSL 8PM NYE CRACK UP COMEDY NIGHT ■ YAMBA PACIFIC HOTEL MAX JUDO

TUESDAY 1 ■ GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM BRITTLE & ANOTHER DAY DOWN ■ THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM LLOYD SPIEGEL ■ CHEEKY MONKEYS, BYRON COYOTE UGLY DANCE COMP ■ COCOMANGAS, BYRON BUMPIN’ BEATS – DJ KRISTIN ■ BANGALOW HOTEL 7.30PM BRACKETS JAM ■ LENNOX HOTEL 4PM ROO

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HOTEL BRUNSWICK

WEDNESDAY 19 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY 26 3:00pm

THE PURPLE DRIPPERS THURSDAY 20 7:30pm 5:30pm CHRISTMAS FOSSIL ROCK RAFFLES

BIG MUSIC

7:30pm

HARRY HEALY (SOLO) FRIDAY 21 7:30pm

THURSDAY 27 7:30pm

MUD CRAB BOOGIE FRIDAY 28 7:30pm

IT’S PROBABLY US

CATH SIMES BAND

SATURDAY 22 7:30pm

SATURDAY 29 7:30pm

CATH SIMES BAND SUNDAY 23 7:30pm

WEAR THE FOX HAT MONDAY 24 7:30pm

THE SCORE TUESDAY 25

CLOSED MERRY CHRISTMAS Mullumbimbi St Brunswick Heads 6685 1236

CAROLA CHRISTIAN & THE DFA SUNDAY 30 7:30pm

RAGGA JUMP MONDAY 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE 7:30pm

WEAR THE FOX HAT &

SUPER FREAKS Tickets avail fom Monday 17/12/07

Mullumbimbi St Brunswick Heads 6685 1236


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Mullum Junior is a High Speed Noodle When I was a kid my dad had a motor bike. It was one of those big old Honda thingies. I remember he used to head off to work on chilly Melbourne mornings wearing cumbersome plastic wet weather gear over his suit pants, business shirt and tie, with his brief case perched on the pack rack behind him. I couldn’t understand why he braved the cold when we had a perfectly good FC Holden in the carport. My first real riding experience was on the back of that bike when I was about fourteen. I was performing in a play, and dad said he’d ride me to rehearsals on the bike. It was a glorious spring day: why not! We dressed for the occasion, dad in his white Bonds singlet, shorts and sensible leather shoes and myself in strap singlet, strap sandals and one of those skirts that when you spun around it fanned out horizontally. All set, we popped on our helmets and headed up the Nepean Highway. If you happened to be travelling in the other direction on that October afternoon you would have seen my dad in his singlet, pillioning a huge flower, my red undies the center and the petals my skirt, fanned out in every direction obscuring me from view, the flower’s wirey tendrils my arms trying to tame the fabric at high speed. How

PLAYER PROFILE Name: Nathan Lang a.k.a. ‘Noodles’ Age: 15 Birth sign: Sagittarius Favourite colour: Blue Drinks: Red Bull Eats: noodles (but of course) Last read: Tomorrow when the war began Last saw: Nitro Circus 4 Would love to have dinner with: Ricky Carmichael embarrassment! But, the ride was amazing and after that day I secretly envied dad as he rode out the side gates and off into the streets of Cheltenham. On a very quiet morning you could hear the Nepean Highway from my place. I have many other anecdotes about motor bikes but most involve bourbon and bass guitars with men wearing club patches and women wearing red undies for very different reasons. I think I’ll save those for my biography, ‘Tree Faeries Do Not Rule.’ A lad who understands perfectly well the thrill of speed is Nathan ‘Noodles’ Lang. Having also inherited his addiction from his father, Nathan can’t remember if he ever rode on the back with

his dad, as he has been riding on his own since he was five. ‘The first time I got on the bike I just loved it and I have ridden almost every day since.’ Nathan, who is a born and bred Mullum-ite, attended St John’s Primary and is about to start year 10 at Mullum High. Motorbikes are a family affair in the Lang house. Nathan’s younger sisters Abbey and Chloe both ride as does brother Damo, the whole kit and caboodle overseen by dad Brad who owns Chincogan Mechanical in Mullumbimby. Nathan who is fifteen, started his racing career a year ago and rides a Yamaha 2008 YZ 85. He competes

in the SEQ Series, a New South Wales and Queensland Motocross (MX) competition, whose events are held at Reedy Creek, and he belongs to the Gold Coast MX Club. The SEQ series event races every second week but Nathan says he would like to race every weekend. Nathan has done very well in his short racing career and has managed to find his way into the top three in his age class. Not bad for a year’s work. Nathan’ sporting heroes are both MX racers. The first, American Ricky Carmichael a.k.a ‘The GOAT’ (Greatest Of All Time), was THE force to be reckoned with, but as of August this year has retired from MX

competition after a confirmed diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). His other hero is Australian Chad Reed who is sending shock waves through the sport as he is quickly dominating the US scene. Nathan would love to rise to that level of competition. Nathan’s mum Michelle has ridden bikes in the past and can appreciate her son’s chosen sport, and though she likes to watch him race, she still gets a bit nervous. ‘Oh it scares me! Some mothers can’t even watch, I’m not quite that bad,’ says Michelle. ‘It’s the race start that is the really scary bit. When they go out of the gates there are about 15 bikes all squashed together. It’s very close and my adrenalin pumps I can tell you.’

Underage riders need a special licence to race and each year need to complete a 5 hour coaching test to make sure they are competent, a test that Nathan has had no trouble passing. Though Nathan does wear all the necessary gear, including neck and knee braces and armour, racing can be a risky business and he is not impervious to injury. He has had several injuries including torn ligaments and he has been knocked out twice, once during a race. Very scary (to me not him). ‘When he was knocked out I was a bit panicked,’ said Michelle, ‘there have been deaths and it’s always in the back of your mind, but he just loves it and he has all the latest armour. The race officials are really strict about safety.’ Nathan doesn’t at this point see his future in racing road bikes, but he is very serious about his career and wants to compete in MX at a national and international level, and would race full time if he could. Nathan is making all the right moves and I have no doubts we will see him on the world stage in the not too distant future. The question I most wanted to know was how fast he can go. His response was ‘To the limit!’ which I suspect means really, really fast!

2007 Sport Super Quiz Alana The Pocket Rocket Pool Dancer 1. Which WA player, announced his retirement from Australian Test cricket on New Years day 2007? 2. The National Rugby League Board met in January and decided to retain which contentious NRL rule? 3. What month was the first confirmed case of Equine Influenza in Australia’s latest outbreak? 4. Which international soccer star made headlines transferring to the LA Galaxy? 5. Which man and woman were the top seeds for the Australian Open in January? 6. Which international cricket team was humiliated by the Australian side on Australia Day? 7. Which singer became the first to appear on the front cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2007? 8. Who is the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) mens champion for 2007? Women’s? 9. Which predominantly women’s sport World Championship’s, were won by Australia this year? 10. Who has won the most Australian Opens in golf? 11. Which team did Australia play in their last match, the quarter final of the Rugby World Cup? 12. Which AFL team won the 2007 Grand Final against Port Adelaide? by how many points ?

PLAYER PROFILE Name: Alana Frazier Birth Sign: Pisces (swims like a fish) Favourite colour: purple Drinks: Milo with milk Eats: Grandma’s homemade pasta Last read: Go Girls ‘Dancing Queen’ Last saw: Transformers Would most like to have dinner with: My family.

Alana Frazier may be a pocket sized sporty, but she has enough vim and vigour to make a grown man envious. Yet to make it into double digit years, Alana crams more into an average day than most folk can squash into a week. Alana not only swims but runs cross country, plays tennis, goes to the Spaghetti Circus, is in a pony club and is a member of nippers. That’s outdoors. She also manages a piano lesson here and there, and when she

needs a rest she takes time out with her horse ‘Bindy’ and her dogs Lady and Casey. It’s hard not to get tired just watching Alana. As a member of the Mullum Pool Swim Club, Alana trains several times a week and it is nothing for her to hop out of the pool after a quick sprint

lap and dance the whole way back to the starting block, goggles and all, and she always has a new dance step to show anyone who can keep up with her. One member of the club said ‘I’ve known Alana for a few years now, and in that time I don’t think I have ever seen that kid without a smile

on her face.’ Alana, who attends St John’s in Mullumbimby, says that her sporting hero is Petria Thomas, after whom the pool where Alana swims is named, and though Alana thinks she would like to compete as a professional when she grows up, she sees herself as a dance teacher.

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A fine bed of posers await sports nuts John Campbell If you thought ‘07 was a barrel of monkeys, all indications are that ‘08 will be even more of a hoot. JAN: Mark Philippoussis’s comeback stalls when he breaks his groin and forfeits to world number 758, Egan Slijkkurtiash, at the Australian Tennis Open. Greg Norman shrugs off claims by local professionals that his undisclosed appearance fee is too high as typical of the country’s envy of his glorious achievement. The Shark misses the cut at the Wollongong pro-am, but partner Chris Evert wins the Edna Everidge Cross-dresser of the Year award. FEB: Australia loses its qualifying Davis Cup tie against Peru. ‘Altitude, bad line calls, a mean crowd, poor accommodation, lousy food and the Shining Path’s abduction of Lleyton Hewitt all went against us,’ pleads captain John Fitzgerald. Shining Path pay Tennis Australia to take Hewitt back. MAR: The AFL season commences with suspended Brownlow Medalist Ben Cousins missing in Los Angeles. ‘Ben’s career is at the crossroads and the future of the code is in doubt,’ the

have rated even higher were it not for the nefarious practices of every other participating nation. OCT: South Sydney crush Manly in the NRL grand final. At post match celebrations, Souths’ co-owner Russell Crowe announces the casting of the referee’s daughter as lead in his next film. He argues that the ref’s 20-0 penalty count to the Bunnies was perfectly justified, as was the sending off of the Sea Eagles’ captain after thirty seconds. Charges against Rusty and known Manly tragic Pete Cauldwell are dropped. Tired and emotional, the pair were arrested slugging out their differences in one of the stadium’s 84 toilets. ‘What happens in the dunny stays in the dunny,’ a police spokesman says. NOV: Equine influenza reappears. It jumps the Murray Salt Flats and Flemington race course is quarantined. The Melbourne Cup is moved to Sydney. Residents of Bleak City, the sporting capital of the universe, struggle to get a life, while NSW Premier Frank Sartor tracks a proposal to have a TAB agency in every classroom. ‘This is a win-win situation for us all,’ he boasts. DEC: A king tide mars the finish of the Sydney to

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Sports Roundup with Eve Jeffery PLAYER PROFILE Name: John Campbell Age: Somewhere over the rainbow. Birth sign: Libra. (Have you noticed what marvellous people we are?) Favourite colour: Red and Green. Drinks: Chateau Ausone 1974 or 1975 (I picked the grapes). Eats: I don’t eat dead animals and am partial to a good chip butty (with vinegar, of course). Last read: ‘The Roots of Rugby League’ by Trevor Delaney. Can recommend it to Jason Stevens. Also reading The Echo (shameless suck up). Last saw: John ‘Duke’ Wayne in ‘Rio Grande’ from my DVD shelf. (Love the bit where the boys sing ‘I’ll take you home again Kathleen’ to Maureen O’Hara.) Sporting Hero: Javed Miandad. (If only he’d

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connected when he went for D K Lillee with his bat). My greatest sporting moment: Balmain v Easts, Leichhardt Oval, last century. A penalty to the Tigers. They boot the ball

downfield. It sails over the touch line, over the fence and into the crowd. I catch it! Claim to (sporting) fame: A week before the event, I dreamed that Muhammad Ali knocked out George

Foreman in the eighth round of their Rumble in the Jungle, and he did! (Can be corroborated.) Who you’d like to have dinner with: Kate Winslet. (A chip butty girl if ever I saw one).

Last week Christmas came early for Joan Neate. Joan, a member of both the Ocean Shores and Mullumbimby golf clubs, was having a good game in the Ladies Christmas Ambrose event, a prelude to the end of year celebration and presentations at the Ocean Shores Country Club. Arriving at the 8th tee, something she has done many times in her six years as a member of the club, Joan hit off as usual and lost sight of the ball, but knew she had to get over the water to make it to the green of the par 3 hole. It was her partner on the day who suggested it had gone in the hole. Joan thought she was joking, but when her friend told her she would bet her $10 that it had gone in,

Joan started to take her seriously, and sure enough on closer inspection the ball was certainly in the pot. Joan was very pleased with herself. ‘I was delighted to get a hole in one. It’s not something that happens every day. You always think it would be nice to get one in, but you never ever really expect it will happen.’ Joan who once came within two inches of a hole in one on another occasion in Darwin, said she immediately rang her husband who is also a golfer, to tell him the news. ‘I rang up Bob straight away and he was really happy for me.’ Does Joan think she can repeat the trick? ‘Well I will keep playing and who knows.’

AFL Bombers visit Ballina AFL team Essendon will spend two days in Ballina in February as part the 2008 Telstra AFL Community Camps. All 16 AFL Clubs will conduct training sessions and visit schools, conducting Auskick clinics and community football forums for local coaches and administrators. The Bombers visit to Ballina will include a free barbeque and junior sign-up event on Monday February 4, a free Community event. Football Forum for coaches and players that evening, followed by a superclinic for schools in

both the Ballina and Byron Bay regions on Tuesday, before the players travel to the Gold Coast for the rest of their camp. AFL General Manager National and Internat i o n a l D e ve l o p m e n t , David Matthews, said the camps traditionally kick off the AFL season. ‘The Telstra AFL Community Camps give communities the opportunity to see AFL coaches and players at the highest level preparing for the season ahead. The Clubs have the chance to have a positive impact on every part of a community,

which is a fantastic prospect,’ said Mr Matthews. Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager, Michael Sharpe, said Telstra is delighted to support the 2008 Telstra AFL Community Camps as a means of engaging with local communities. “This program ensures that fans and footy enthusiasts alike are able to meet their favourite players and watch them prepare for the season ahead. ‘Our sponsorship is teaching the next generation of fans and players the skills of the game while encouraging

them to adopt a healthy lifestyle and appreciate teamwork,’ he said. The program, now in its fifth year, continues to grow with the program visiting 1882 primary and secondary schools and 421,668 students reached since the first camps in 2003. There is no pre-registration required, those interested can sign up on the day. The final times and locations have not been finalised so keep your eye on their website: aflgoldcoast.com.au for more information closer to the day.

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Hammond; r/up S Smart, T Batson; Minor Pairs; T Trivett, B Coleman; r/up M Esau, M Brown; Mixed 4s; B Reglin, H Robb, S Purdie, F Buckley; r/up D Kidby, J Graham, J Estreich, G Henry; Mixed Pairs; S Purdie, J Beaumont; r/up B Reglin, R Day. Mullumbimby Ex Services Women 11/12: K Johnston, J Kidman, B Croft 11 (winners) v D Lobb, B Reglin, G Henry 6; A Ellem, J Lee, K Freeman 13 v M Gleeson, E Jones, J Towner 16 (r/up); J Graham, H Robb 19 v S Brown, J Beaumont 8. Raffle: J Nicholls, S Boyd, K Johnston. Championship Winners 2007: Fours; R Thompson, H Robb, J Beaumont, B Croft; r/up B Reglin, S Brown, J Grafton, J Towner. Triples: J Lee, J Beaumont, B Croft; r/up B Reglin, J Graham, H Robb. Pairs: B Croft, J Towner; r/up J Graham, R Thompson. Singles: B Croft; r/up J Beaumont. Consistency: B Croft; r/up J Towner. Happy Christmas, health and happiness in New Year. Ocean Shores Women Mixed Bowls resumes on Wed 23/1 and Ladies Bowls on Fri 25/1. BRIDGE Brunswick Valley 10/12: N/S; 1st gross and net: P Hems/M Downey; 2nd gross and net: J Wright/D Gall. E/W; 1st gross and 2nd net: D Dare/C Johnson; 2nd gross and 1st net: R Heale/K Westall. 15/12: N/S; 1st gross and net: P Keyte/M Fleming; 2nd gross: A/G Withey; 2nd net: C Blacker/A Hauser. E/W; 1st gross and net: M Homfray/D Gall; 2nd gross D Grant/F Patterson; 2nd net: A Gray/C Wellings. Ocean Shores 12/12: N/S: 1st gross/2nd net: P Sullivan/P Quirke; 2nd gross: P/R Keyte; 1st net: M Clark/J Elliott. E/W: 1st gross/2nd net: J Selleck/B Simons; 2nd gross/1st net: K Westall/C Timewell. Congratulations all on Board 20. DARTS Brunswick Valley The Annual General Meeting of Brunswick Valley Darts Club Inc will be on Monday 21/1 at Mullum Ex Services Club starting 7.30 pm. GOLF Mullumbimby Men 12/12 Single Stab: G Jenner 45pts; r/up: D Crow

39pts c/b. NTP: 9th A Baldwin (5 balls). Ball Run Down: G Jenner, D Crow, W Gregg, R Dann, P DeFina, J Cullen, J Brockwell, R Lawler, T Williams, N Batson 37 pts c/b.15/12 Flag: S Powell 65 net; r/up P DeFina 66 net; D Spagnol 66 net. NTP: 5th K Myers 34 cm, 9th A Berry (9 Balls), 12th R Maher 2.8m, 17th S Powell 2.3m. Gundies Mug; S Halpin. Ball Run Down: S Powell, P DeFina, D Spagnol, J Isaac, T Williams, S Halpin, N Rutter, W Coen, I Bennett, G Donaldson, J Cullen, C Cooper, W Jirzik, B Reid, M Powell, K Myers, P Griffin, B Bamblett 70 c/b. 25/11 Christmas Mixed Skins: B/B Woolnough; Lowest net : S Ridgwell, H McKay; Highest net : T Parker, W Greenaberg. Congratulations to the Wilson’s Creek crew for the biggest mixed field of the year and everyone had a fun day. SQUASH Brunswick Heads 19/12 Rnd 5 Business Houses Teams Comp: The Potato Works v OS Glass; S Sleep v M Underwood, L Clarke v C Ashworth, J Gribble v C Booth, C Johnston v J Nicolson, J Holmes v Jeff Heers. Bruns Smash Repairs v Bruns Blinds; G Davis v B Staff, M Ottery v D Runciman, C Pearce v R King, S Moon v D Wraight, J Moodie v M Wallace. OS Bakery v Canty’s Surveyors; B Trivett v S Thompson, I Bissett v T Wood, C Staff v C Walsh, M Stratton v S Bruyn, T Mason v M Isbister. Byron Bay Trophies v Bruns Pharmacy; D Bird v G Elliott, S Koop v P Hill, R James v A Li, R Cameron v J Heers, B Doran v F King. After 19/12 both Mon and Wed Squash comps go into recess for the school holidays. Games resume on Mon 28/1. Courts open through holiday period. Phone 6685 1794 to play. SURF LIFE SAVING Byron Bay Tugan Super Series Carnival: Kim Chappel 1st U/19 Ski, 3rd U19 Board; Shannon Hulbert Green 1st U17 Iron Person, 2nd U/17 Swim, 2nd U17 Rescue Tube swim. All patrols over Christmas are 9am till 5pm: Sat 22/12: Jacob Tate P C, Joe Kerrigan, Simon Somervail, Jake Napoli, Tony Curry, Jason Scrimshaw, Brad Morison, Michael Scrimshaw. Sunday 23/12: Dean Rutgerson PC,

Cody Buck APC, T, M, G, T, D McCabe, Ken Eyles, Tony Wilson, Pam Buck, Joel Mashford, Roger Buck. Tues 25/12 Mitchell Brown(D) PC, Kim Chappel, Tom Preston, Michael Gudgeon, Hayley Thomson, Kate Burns, Alex Burns, Thomas Burns, Brooke Yopp, Alana Johnson, Emily Battese. Wed 26/12: Peter Hogan PC, Ryan Timplerly, Martin Timperly, Joel Fittness, Alex Power, Ryan Woodward, Ama Woodward, Garry Timperley. Sat 29/12: Peter Yopp P C, Scott Sewell, Mitch Phillips, Erin Buie, Steve Hutchinson, Rex Stewart, Sarah Hutchinson, Kate Hutchinson, Steve Killingbeck. Sun 30/12: Jimmy Keough PC, Alistair MacTier, Michio McMullen, Paul Francis, Simon Stott, Michael Keough, Nathan Joubert, Robert Sherlock, Martin Thomson, Richard Hollier, Shannon O’Brien, Gary Khan. Tues 1/1: Lee Wood P C, Anna McCabe, Nic Hornery, Caraissa Parr, Elisha Goninan, Mark Knott, Luke Bomford, Lindal Phelps, Michelle Foster. www. byronbaysurfclub.com.au Please check the club website for patrol info. TENNIS Mullumbimby Enquiries regarding coaching Justin 0403 841 241, all other enquiries Jeanie 6680 4353w or 6680 1330h. VOLLEYBALL Brunswick Heads 18/12 Rnd 2 J V Towing Comp: 6pm No Mercy v Dragons, Flash v Lounge Lizards, Brewers v Triple Zero, Duty Wild Ones. 7pm Hit and Run v Ballistic, Mixed Chickens v Wild Ones, Silver Bullets Bye, Duty Brewers. 20/12 Rnd 4 OS True Value Hardware Comp: 6pm Short and Sweet v Tripods, Panthers v Volleys, Hot and Sweaty v Chilli Twist, Duty Comeback Kids. 7pm Kaos.Com v Aunties, Comeback Kids v Barefoot Bandits, Bolters v Red Frogs, Duty Hot and Sweaty. After 20/12 both Tues and Thurs Volleyball comps go into recess for the school holidays. Comp resumes on Tues 29/1. Courts will be open through holiday period. Phone 6685 1794 to play.

BOWLS Bangalow Women 11/12 Social: I Taylor, M Little, J Collings 20 d D Gill, P Trimble, E Astley 14; M Harley, V Johnston, B Smith 20 d P Gray, A Humphries, M Dingle Draper 9; M Johnston, J Holston 22 d J McILwain, J Gallagher 14. A superb xmas luncheon and presentation of trophies for 2007 was the highlight of the day. Womens bowls in recess until 22/1. Byron Bay Men’s Club 12/12 Social: R Orth, B Lewis; r/up K Gillespie, J Brooker. 13/12; Self selected pairs: P Lofts, M Barry; B Vella, J Brooker. All won Christmas hams. 15/12 Social: R Breckenridge, R Hendo; r/ up B Lewis, B Lamont. Bowls will continue over the holiday season and ladies are welcome to join with the men on any bowls day. Happy Christmas everybody. Byron Bay Women We had a great day last Tuesday, our break up luncheon. Championship trophies were presented for 2007 and we now have a four week break with Tuesday Women’s bowls resuming on 15/1 with a Quarterly Meeting to begin at 9.30am, bowls to folllow. Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and a safe festive and holiday season. Mullumbimby Ex Services Men Mixed Pairs Semi Final: S Purdie, J Beaumont 23 d E Jones, P Jones 19; B Reglin, R Day 20 d S Brown, M Brown 16. 15/12 Final: S Purdie, J Beaumont 25 d B Reglin, R Day 21. Social: M Murphy, G Schneider, P McDonald 20 d D Kidby, J Estreich, P Jones 19; C Sort, B Duck, R Philps 21 (names as per card) d N Lee, T Fenwick, B McClymont 15. Club Champions 2007: Major Singles; D Hammond; r/ up M Brown; Minor Singles; M Esau; r/up R Day; Mens 4s; N Lee, P Thompson, S Purdie, B McClymont; r/up T Trivett, B Coleman, L Henry, M Brown; Mens Triples; R Philps, P McDonald, D Hammond; r/up P Jones, P Thompson, BMcClymont; Mens Pairs; R Philp, D

How to submit sport results Coral, your friendly sports results drudge has a few things to get off her chest! First just some houskeeping reminders: Contributers to the Sports Results section, please meet the sports results deadline, which is no later than 11am on Monday. When you send in copy for the results please identify your sporting group and give the date and type of event. For faxed results send to our fax line: 6684 1719 and for emailed results send to the email address: results@echo. net.au and of course you can also drop your results into the front desk at The Echo office. For emailers, please avoid if possible: text all in upper case (capital letters) and extensive use of tabs and double spacing. Do, please, give a single space after full stops and commas. The use of hyphens (dashes) and ampersands

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Rainbow Dragons Paddle Abreast Of Cancer Support I’m going to use the ‘C’ word. A lot. When I was a kid there wasn’t any cancer. I didn’t know anyone who had cancer or anyone who had died from cancer. It was something vaguely in the background that occasionally an adult would be mumbling about. You’d overhear a muffled ‘k-sa’ behind a sheltering hand, then whisper, whipser, nod, then a forlorn down turned expression and then conversation would cease. I still haven’t been able to work out if I lived in a super healthy area (I think not), everyone I knew was super healthy (again not), if there was less cancer in those days (possibly), it went more often undiagnosed, and great aunt Zelda didn’t die of just a ‘tummy complaint’ after all (probably), or if folk simply didn’t talk about it (most likely). I was well into a ‘D’ cup before someone mentioned something about self examination. ‘Self whaaht?!’ And wasn’t my face red when at a friend’s house the boob appeared on the tube, and those wandering fingers crept across a real naked breast in search of lumps. How embarrassment. When I was 19 and the female doctor I went to see for the pill, told me to take off my bra so she could feel my breasts, I thought she was a bloody lesbian. I was there for the pill. ‘HELL-LO! Hetero here.’ (Yes OK. I was an ignorant 19 year old in a ‘D’ cup). My bazookas were just always there. Too bloody big and always getting in the way or being groped at. An annoyance at worst, and kitchen to my babies at their very best. They didn’t get cancer in them. Did they? In 1996 when I found ‘the lump’ I was immediately numb. From the time the doctor made an appointment for the mammogram until I had it, I was really worried. On the fifth try of the mammogram itself – ‘your breast is too big and we can’t get an accurate reading’ – with concerned looks on their faces, I knew I was in trouble, and when with even more concerned looks on their faces, they ordered a biopsy for that same afternoon, I was simply scared shitless. I’ll skip the gory details at this point, suffice to say that I could have kicked the doctor when he told me he knew exactly how I felt as he stuck the needle in, and I could have kissed him when he told me that ‘the mass’ as they were now calling it, was a rather large sack of milk that he just burst like a balloon. I was lucky. Really lucky.

PLAYER PROFILE Name: Rainbow Dragons Abreast Chinese Year: Metal Monkey Favourite colour: pink Drinks: water Eats: fresh fruit Claim to fame: Survived breast cancer. Gorgeous-ness. Rainbow Dragons Abreast burn up Lake Ainsworth Photo Tree Faerie

By now you may be wondering how this stoopidy stoopid sports writer could possibly find a good sport story about breast cancer. Oh ye of little faith! This is a story about women who were not so lucky as to have leftover baby food in their titties. My first encounter with Rainbow Dragons Abreast was when I heard them on Lake Ainsworth.Twenty-one women (and Monica) in full voice: sing, sing, sing ‘WHO GIVES A TIT!’ Song, song, song ‘WHO GIVES A TIT!’ Then around the bend appeared a heavenly vision in the hottest of pinks. Paddles lifted and fell as the leader flag surged forward on the lake, and the Rainbow Dragon boat headed home. Rainbow Dragons Abreast is a dragon boating club for those who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer and their supporters. Its 50 members hale from all over northern NSW and belong to a wide variety of age groups, backgrounds and athletic abilities. The group is part of a much larger national body known as Dragons Abreast Australia, whose aim is to help members w h o h ave u n d e r g o n e treatment for breast cancer to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle. The Rainbow Dragons first got together in November of 2004 and by June the next year they had leased a boat. A dragon boat is worth $9,500, add to that a sweep oar, dragon head and tale, and life jackets and you are looking at about $12,000. The Lennox Head Lions club was instrumental in getting a boat, and in 2006 the group was given a dragon boat and accessories donated by the Northern New South Wales Community Trust. They have also had great support from various Quota clubs and Curves gym. The dragon boat is housed free of charge at Lake Ainsworth in the NSW Dept of Sport and Recreation boat shed, who extended the space to accommodate the length of the boat, something the Rainbows feel very lucky to have, as many other dragon boats clubs don’t have the luxury of

a boat house and boats are left out in the open. September 2007 saw the Caloundra Dragons play host to the Dragons Abreast World Championships, where 2000 breast cancer survivors from all over the world met to celebrate life. The Rainbow girls paddled their best time over 500 metres, which is a long race in dragon boat terms, (it almost killed us said one dragon paddler), but as they say ‘we are always first in our lane’. There are 34 clubs in Australia with many more internationally, the Rainbows youngest member was 33 when she started and the oldest member is 70. The ladies wear pink as a reminder of early detection, yes that’s right ladies, self examination. As one Dragon said, ‘If you catch it early you have a damn good chance.’ The ladies believe that good humour and having a laugh at yourself is one of the keys to surviving. This was demonstrated loudly and proudly at the recent Caloundra comp where the ladies competed against teams with names such as ‘The Young And The Breastless’, ‘Twin Titties’, ‘Treasure Chests’, ‘The Tittilators, ‘The Machestics, ‘Tittie Tittie Bang Bang’, ‘Team Missabittatitti’ and the ‘Hope Chests’ and ‘Chemosabi’ both teams travelling from Canada. Last February at Chinese New Year, Dragon Boats racers from all over the country converged on Sydney and the Rainbow Dragons came third in the Dragons Abreast race, an achievement they are very proud of. The ladies were also the distinguished winners of the early bird prize for next year’s Relay For Life and received a beautiful piece of turned timber from the Timber Slab Factory. The team will be land locked next year when Mullumbimby hosts the Relay For Life. The group meets twice a week 12 months of the year. The boat seats 22 paddlers, a drummer to keep time for the stroke and a sweep, who steers the boat. ‘Belonging to this group is just a great experience,’ says paddler Laura Turner whose

daughter Jennifer designed the clubs rainbow dragon logo which several of the ladies have it tattooed on their bodies, ‘It is so helpful for people who have been through the whole breast cancer scenario, to realise that they can still have a lot of fun and lead really active lives. It doesn’t have to stop women doing anything.’ says Laura The group also serves a purpose of being support for women in the early stages of breast cancer. ‘We also like to give hope to those who are newly diagnosed,’ says Laura, ‘They can see that “hey I am going to have to go through this but look what I can do when I’m finished,“ we become part of their support network.’ Several of the members heard about the group while doing the ‘Encore’ program through the YWCA, which uses exercise and hydrotherapy to aid in the recovery of women who have had breast cancer. There are members of the group who cannot paddle but they still enjoy the ride, members who have secondary cancer can sit in the dragon boat and still enjoy the lake, the song, the friendship and the ride. Someone going through treatment may not paddle but can drum to keep the paddlers in time, especially in races. One paddler commented that she had met the group during her treatment and couldn’t wait to finish chemo so she could start paddling, and another talked about how at dragon boat race carnivals you will quite often see women being taken down to the boat in a wheelchair so they can participate in the races. As for the actual paddling, paddler and honorary woman ’Monica’, (husband to one of the Rainbows), says that the case used to be that women were warned about the dangers of being too strenuous if they had a breast removed, but studies have proved differently. ‘The idea of paddling for breast cancer survivors came from Canadian physiotherapist Dr. Don McKenzie. The results of his 1996 study found that the action of paddling in a dragon boat helped improve both the physical and mental health of

patients,’ says Monica. Sadly two of the Rainbow Dragons have died from breast cancer. They have both been given ‘Flowers on the Water’ ceremonies, a scattering of petals in honour of those who have risen to become ‘Rainbow Angels Abreast’. They still hang around. Sometimes you can see them fly across the sky chasing away the rain. The group’s next aim is to raise enough money for a smaller boat. Their numbers are growing and there is simply not always enough room in the big boat for all the paddlers. They are hoping to pur-

chase a 10 seater in the near future and would love a sponsor. The overall and ongoing message of the dragons is ‘self examination, self examination,’ and self examination. It’s so important find lumps early and to remember that 9 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous. Anyone who has had a breast cancer diagnosis and their supporters are welcome to join, any shape or size or fitness level, and I can vouch for their genuine warmth. It is very important to not lock yourself away, and I believe these women are just the extra medicine needed for those with, or recovering from breast cancer, and if you happen to spot the ladies paddling on Lake Ainsworth remember to give them a wave and yell ‘Who Gives A Tit!’ For more information about Rainbow Dragons Abreast you can phone Laura on 6687 6807 and for more information on Dragons Abreast Australia go to: dragonsabreastaustralia.com


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BRIMS BUILDERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HARDWARE ...........................................................................................66801718

FLOOR SANDING & FINISHING FLOOR SANDER Prompt, efficient, non-toxic ..............................................................Jeff 0414 804277

Floorsanding & Polishing .EWOLDmOORSnSTAIRS &ORAFREEQUOTEQUALITYGUARANTEED

CARPENTRY/JOINERY Renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, small jobs. Lic 157823C Paul ......66805722

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CARPET LAYING & REPAIRS Quality work, free quotes ......................................... Rick 0412 755244

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CONCRETING & TIGHT SPOT EXCAVATIONS Lic 124842C ...............................................66858559

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TILER/STONEMASON/WATERPROOFER Lic 24418C Phone Karl.......................................66804103

Mogo Place 6680 1700

Call Wayne 0414 821137 or 6684 5521

BYRON & BEYOND FENCING Any fence, any time, prompt quotes ........66804766 or 0416 424256

GUTTER GUARD SPECIALISTS

CARPENTER All jobs. Michael Dow. Lic 147675C ..................................... 66291169 or 0412 967677

Tiles, Pavers, Blocks, Bricks, Glues & Grouts, Lattice & Hire Sevice

Local, reliable, friendly electrician 24 hour service, extensive experience, no-obligation free quotes.

NATURAL OIL FINISH Beautiful, durable. ...................................................... Painted Earth 6680 5729

BUILDER/CARPENTER Jamie McKenna Renovations, kitchens, stairs, frames, etc. Lic 43205...66801683

STAINLESS WIRE BALUSTRADING Supplies and installation ..............................................66872253

Lic 171014C

BEDNARZ, H & W, FENCING Specialise in pool, colourbond & timber fencing ................0417 491136

BUILDER/CARPENTER Bob Stewart. Lic 14815C Mullum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SGB..............0418 989928 or 66805639

JAC CARPENTRY & MAINTENANCE Repairs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all types, eco aware ..............................0416 368406

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FURNITURE RESTORATION & CONSTRUCTION STEPHEN THURSTON Antique restoration, furniture commissions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yelgun .........................66805729

GLAZIERS OCEAN SHORES GLASS AND SCREENS, GLASS SPLASHBACKS LIC NO 61205C .............. 66803333

NOBBS & MYERS

DESIGN & DRAFTING BYRON ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN & DRAFTING ................................Dave Lawrence 66857713 EXPANDESIGN Houses, shops & renovations. Alok W Eggenberger .......................................66847180 GARDEN DESIGN, FENG SHUI & LANDSCAPE PLANS Lyn Ruming ...0428 884329 or 66857756

Welding Fabrication Repairs Supplies

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Ah 6684 3326 26 Mill St Fax 6684 3585 Mullum

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roof racks - bumper bars - full canopies tool boxes - alloy wheel repairs - mobile service available

ANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDY SERVICE Gutter cleaning ......................................................................0408 628130

0418 411 706

Bob Acton, Building Design & Drafting

also provide welding in stainless steel and mild steel

SPOTLESS GUTTER CLEANING Free quotes, full insured ........................0405 922839 or 66850125

Phone 6680 5184 or 0407 787 993 24 Kolora Way South Golden Beach barefoot4@bigpond.com

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ALL-WAYS PAINTING Shahron Shahar. Lic 189144C .............................. 0438 784226 or 6680 9281 BYRON PRO-PAINT Free quotes, value. Lic 87771C ...........................................Call Ben 0418 662281

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DEREK BULLION PAINTING Free quotes Lic R98818 ..............................0414 225604 or 66805049

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KATE PLATT Interior Designs, www.kateplatt.com ....................................0411 888416 or 66807606

AD PAINTING BY JOHN HAND Lic 13246C ............................................0413 185399 or 66841249

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SWIMMING POOLS

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PLUMBERS BILL CONNORS Plumber & drainer Gold Lic No L1051 CA 1221.............................................66801403

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BLUEY VENN Maintenance/Repairs Lic 148364C ......................................66851791 or 0403 658860

Call Richard 1800 613 033

DART PLUMBING Plumbing, roofing, gas service. Lic. 1175539C.....................................0421 334515 I LOVE PLUMBING Call Steve Lic 148904C.......................................................................0412 916140 JUMPIN PLUMBING Plumber, drainer & gasfitter Lic 96004C ..........................................0418 472313 MARK CORBETT Plumbing, draining, gas fitting. Lic 13121......................66877645 or 0418 210802 PLUMBING, DRAINS, LP GAS Dennis McKinnon Lic L6616 ....................66878191 or 0400 726610 ROB CRANDELL PLUMBER, DRAINER & GASFITTER Lic. 10779........66853828 or 0431 593025

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All plumbing, gasfitting & roofing 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE Ph 66809997 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; YOUR LOCAL PLUMBERS

CLEANING AA ACE CLEANING ...........................................................................................................0410 021162 AMORE CARPET CLEANING, ECO FRIENDLY ......................................0429 726999 or 66807721

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MULLUMBIMBY APPLIANCE SERVICE Byron Shire ..............................0408 851633 or 66842952 N.J. ELECTRONICS 28 yrs exp. TV, video, audio repairs ...........Call Nestor 0410 532528 or 66843622 VACUUM & APPLIANCE REPAIRS & SPARES Power & Air Tool Repairs.............................66844514

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Service Directory SECURITY SERVICES

DENTISTS

BRUNSWICK VALLEY LOCKSMITHS Shirewide .....................................66771550 or 0412 144679

BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE ...........................................................................66851264 BYRON DENTAL SURGERY Mercury-free restorations ..........................................................66807774

SEWING MACHINE & APPLIANCE SERVICE

MULLUMBIMBY DENTAL CENTRE 100 Stuart St, Mullumbimby .........................................66842644

A1 SEWING MACHINES Since 1964 Leaders In Service .........................................................66847447

FLORISTS

UPHOLSTERY

COMPUTER SERVICES

BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Re-covering specialists: Bangalow Upholstery..........................66871553 BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY Curtains & soft furnishings...........................66853745 or 0403 713303

WINDOW TINTING

Experienced Tech/Webmaster/Graphic Designer/Tuition House calls to all Byron Shire. No fix no pay. Before you smash your computer call Dina the

SUNRISE MOBILE SERVICE Cars, homes, etc .....................................................Richard 0412 158478

HEALTH ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne .....................................66857366

0405 929 371

ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE M Collis.....................................................66857001 ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Postural re-education for pain, stress/dysfunction. M. Hayes ......66809770

COMPUTER TONER & CARTRIDGES

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MULLUM HOMEOPATHY Christina (Ina) Buhse registered classical Homeopath..................66841028 MULLUMBIMBY Herbals, Naturopathy, Massage, 79 Stuart St...............................................66843002

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OH HANG IT OH POT IT Fresh local flowers & plants. Deliveries ............................................66842557 PASSION@FLOWERS Byron Bay. Fresh flowers, weddings. Interflora member ......................66855209

SUZIE PHILLIPS ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE ...............................................66809696

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 BUSINESS & OFFICE SERVICES ACCOUNTANTS ACCOUNTANT HUDSON MATTHEWS MANAGEMENT SERVICES ................................66858129 ACCOUNTANT Paul Mayberry..................................................................................................66847415 BIZWIZZ Professional & mobile â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MYOB & Quickbooks, www.bizwizz.com.au .................0400 758192

BANGALOW Jodie Jacobs ........................................................................................................66872337 BRUNSWICK HEADS OSTEOPATHY Sue Broadbent, Mon - Fri ............................................66851126

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EDITING & WRITING SERVICES

CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel. 3/10 Station Street, Bangalow .......................66872337

PROFESSIONAL WRITING & EDITING SERVICE Phone Kim ........................................0405 613901

PHYSIOTHERAPY ANTHONY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ORSOGNA Suffolk Park 1 Bryce Street .............................................................66853511 BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Craniosacral, Massage & Pilates Libbie Nelson, Petra Karni, Clare Connolly Lot 1, Ballina Road, Bangalow.................................66872330 CLAUDIA MIRDITA Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, physio..............................................66857222 NICK EDMOND & MARTINA RIGBY Mullumbimby Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Centre â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Govindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby Monday, Wednesday, Friday .........................................66843255

COMPUTER SERVICES ADAM THE COMPUTER GUY www.neonblade.com ...............................0439 587858 or 66850136

IMAX COMPUTERS NEW QUAD CORE PC ! LAPTOPS â&#x20AC;˘SPEED UP, UPGRADE & REPAIRS â&#x20AC;˘MASTERS of ENGINEERING, 18 Y Exp

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PRINTING & GRAPHIC ART

OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY NIGEL PITMAN .........................................................66803499

ACCENT COLOR THE COPY SHOP ........................................................................................66856236 ACCENT COLOR THE LAMINATING SHOP ..........................................................................66856236 ISHA BLACK FINE ARTS & DESIGN â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beauty for loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; www.ishablack.com .........0428 664108 NORTH COAST PRINT SOLUTIONS Design and Printers......................................................66858264

PAULA RAYMOND-YACOUB Acupuncture and physio .........................................................66851646

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 MOTORING ALL MECHANICAL REPAIRS at Byron Bay Motor Wreckers ..................................................66856685 BILLINUDGEL BRAKE CENTRE..............................................................................................66801382 BILLINUDGEL TYRES & BATTERIES .....................................................................................66802366 CAR BODIES REMOVED Any condition, for quote phone Mark ......................................0427 660641 CAR BODIES REMOVED FREE $$$â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PAID ..................................................66845296 or 66845403 FRED HENRY MECHANICAL REPAIRS Billinudgel...............................................................66802155 MECHANICAL REPAIRS, welding, MTA member, Pearce Motors...........................................66851252 MECHANICAL REPAIRS, WARREN SIMMONS Byron Bay..................................................66858500

BAYSIDE RADIATORS, WINDSCREENS AND AIR CONDITIONING

Onsite Computer Services

24 Hours 7 Days Serving Byron Shire

specialising in small to medium business and private users servicing the Byron Shire - over 15 years experience call 6688 4174 or 0448 527 660

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HAIKU FRAMING & DESIGN 144 Jonson St, Byron Bay ........................................................66807891

SHARK PROTECTION

seesaw e: signs@seesaw.com.au

p: 02 6680 9624

m: 0423 685 902

 HEALTH & LIFESTYLE CHIROPRACTIC CHIROPRACTOR Bruce Campbell, Brent Verco 52 Shirley St, Byron Bay .................................66858159 MICHAEL SCHWAGER Chiropractor 108 Stuart St, Mullumbimby .........................................66841962 MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC Karl Wedeman & Brent Verco. 110 Dalley St ................................66841028 WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIROPRACTIC Andrew Badman.............................................66858553

TRANSLATING SERVICES PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION SERVICES All languages ..................................................66847994 TRANSLATION SERVICES NAATI Certified German, English. Linda Wiederkehr ...................66803968

VETERINARY SURGEONS BYRON BAY VET CLINIC 1/70 Centennial Cct. Rowen Trevor-Jones.......................................66856899 MULLUMBIMBY VET CLINIC Neil Farquhar & Dr Richard Gregory .......................................66843818 SUFFOLK PARK VET CLINIC Michael Cumpston ...................................................................66853696


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ClassiďŹ ed Ads INDEX Births . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Businesses For Sale . . . . . . . 94 Bus Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Car Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Caravans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Childcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 For Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Garage Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Halls For Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Health Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Holiday Accommodation . . . . 94 House Sit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 House Swap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Houses For Sale . . . . . . . . . . 94 Lawyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Legal Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Lost & Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Marriages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Motor Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Musical Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Only Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Positions Vacant . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Property For Sale . . . . . . . . . . 94 Public Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Share Accommodation . . . . . 94 Short Term Accommodation . 94 Social Escorts . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 To Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 To Let . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Tractor Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Tradework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Tree Lopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Wanted To Rent . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Work Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

DISCLAIMER Advertisements placed in The Byron Shire Echo do not reďŹ&#x201A;ect the views or opinions of the editorial staff. The Byron Shire Echo does not make any representations as to the accuracy or suitability of any content or information contained in advertising material nor does publication constitute in any way an endorsement by The Byron Shire Echo of the content or representations contained therein. The Byron Shire Echo does not accept any liability for the representations or promises made in paid advertisements or for any loss or damage arising from reliance on such content, representations or promises.

ECHO CLASSIFIEDS 6684 1777 PHONE ADS

RATES & PAYMENT

Ads may be taken by phone on 6684 1777

$13.00 for the ďŹ rst two lines

8.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1pm Monday 9am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm Tuesday to Friday

(minimum charge)

Ads canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be taken on the weekend

(these prices include GST)

AT OUR OFFICES

Cash, cheque or credit card â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mastercard or Visa.

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CLASSIFIEDS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Can be booked any time during business hours Monday to Friday by phoning 66841777. Please be very clear about what you want to have printed in your ad. Our Echo staff will read your ad back to you. Please help us by making sure we have correct details and phone numbers. Please also have your credit card ready for ALL ads placed over the telephone. PHOTOS All photos handled by The Echo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all care & no responsibility taken.

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SUBSCRIBE TO THE ECHO If you want to be sure of your copy each week, or if you have a friend whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to have a subscription, why not send them one? $35 per quarter or $125 per year, post incl. Write to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Echoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6 Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby 2482 including payment in advance.

BALD?? THE RUG SHOP, BANGALOW CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T HELP YOU BLISS BOTANICALS

100% NATURAL SKIN CARE HANDMADE in Byron Bay for men & women. FOOD FOR THE SKIN Avail now at : GYPSY LE FAY 1/22 Mullumbimbi St Brunswick Heads Shop enquires : 0417427518

ALINA HUGHES

WEDDINGS & FUNERALS 66859898

DEREK HARPER

CELEBRANT 66803032, derekharper@mac.com

JAW R.E.S.E.T. HEALING Helps stress from teeth grinding, dental work or accidents. Tibetan Sound Chakra Healing. Rose Gilmore 0429194912 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 66855475

ARE YOU IN LOVE Call SUE BASSER Marriage Celebrant 66847165

MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;SLINE SUPPORT COUNSELLORS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Willing to listen. Call 66222240 7pm-11pm every night.

I LOVE CLUTTER

Let me help you sort yours out in your home, ofďŹ ce or business. Call Fay 0417028642 www.acleanslate.com.au ABORGINAL CULTURAL CONCEPT TOURS available. To book ring Lois on 0405654280

ASTROLOGY & TAROT ďŹ nd out about your opportunities & challenges for 2008. Gisela has been reading locally for more than 10yrs. References available. 66802570

HAIR EXTENSIONS

100% human hair. No glue, no damage. $450 for a full head. Phone Penny 0447002936

ART SALE

The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Feel Goodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Art Sale... Purchase one of local artist Melinda Blair Patersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful artworks for only $777 and $77 will go to a charity of your choice this Christmas. On sale Byron Medicine Wheel 84 Jonson St or enquiries Melinda 66854258

TRADING HOURS FOR CHRISTMAS

TAX DOCTOR!

ANTHEA AMORE

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT 66807277 0422383151 www.antheaamore.com

SING

Join our choir led by Parissa Bouas. 11 week term starts 29 Jan. Bookings essential: 66808878. Private tuition & gift vouchers available. EXPRESS your ideas and boost your confidence in a fun and supportive environment. Mullum Magic Toastmasters resumes 14th Jan. Megan 66804702 SPACE AGE STUDIO Photography, graphics, music & video studio or location. 0412729902

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Merry Christmas

ffrom all at Farm Care We thank you for your support during 2007 and look forward to seeing you in the new year

CHRISTMAS EVE MONDAY 24TH DEC 9AM - 4PM

CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED BOXING DAY CLOSED

Audrey Fisher

THURSDAY 27TH DEC 10AM - 6:30PM FRIDAY 28TH DEC 10AM - 5:30PM

LENNOX HEAD MARKET

SATURDAY 29TH DEC 9AM - 3PM

(normal Lennox site)

22 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads 6685 1330

Enquiries: 6672 2874

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HAIR & BEAUTY

HONOURING LOVE AND LOSS

Sunday 30 Dec THIS SUNDAY

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SUSAN ALLEN CMCAPA Phone 66802805

Ronald H Wolff, former ofďŹ cer with Tax Dept is happy to keep you in good tax health incl. GST. For personal and professional tax services call 66795330. Will make house calls.

THE SOLSTICE Birthing the So Solar-Star Christ Heart. With Zita & Divine Divi Mothers. Sun 23rd Gaia Centre 10-4pm $33. 5 Wollongbar St, Byron Arts & Industry Estate

phone 6685 5222

STARFISH Brunswick Heads is open Christmas Day, 9am to 8pm

COUNSELLING

SUN 30TH - TUES 1ST CLOSED

WED 2ND JAN NORMAL TRADING HOURS

FARMERS MARKET

Each Tuesday 8am - 11am

DYNAMIC INDIVIDUAL WANTED Holdsworth House Medical Practice is Byron Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading sexual health and general practice. Experiencing strong growth, we are looking for a dynamic individual to join its medical reception team.

YOU â&#x20AC;˘ Experienced in customer service â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to multi-task â&#x20AC;˘ Able to work efďŹ ciently in a fast paced environment with the latest computer technology â&#x20AC;˘ Courteous, conďŹ dent, positive attitude â&#x20AC;˘ Well groomed with a professional manner â&#x20AC;˘ Reliable with good work ethic â&#x20AC;˘ Able to work Mon-Fri 9am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm, Sat 9m â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1pm

No markets Christmas/NY Day

ON OFFER

LOCALS SPECIAL!

â&#x20AC;˘ Initial training and ongoing staff development â&#x20AC;˘ Flexible roster â&#x20AC;˘ A great professional working environment

BRUNSWICK HEADS CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL BANNER PARK Any Sunday until 20th January from 7pm

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PUBLIC NOTICES

DEADLINE

RED & WHITE

Sassyy Salsa Chr Christmas Party Sat 22nd, Chini Hotel. 6.30p p Bachata & Cha Cha 6.30pm class then partyy with performance $10. The Sassy Team 66803774

Summer Program for Kids 2 programs available running for 4 weeks â&#x20AC;˘ Program 1 beginning on 3/1/08 â&#x20AC;˘ Program 2 beginning on 4/1/08 Fun in the sun for either 3 days per week for 2 hours each or 2 days per week for 2 hours each. Physical activity to get their bodies strong and moving. Brought to you by the Byron Gym. For expressions of interest, please email: info@byrongym.com and we will email you back with an info pack and kids questionnaire within 24 hours. Or alternatively call or SMS Tieea on 0403 353 477

US Holdsworth House Medical Practice Byron Bay More than just doctors 02 6680 7211 37 Fletcher St, Byron Bay Please email your application letter with CV to: gm@holdsworthhouse.com.au www.holdsworthhouse.com.au Closing date: Friday, 4 Jan 2008


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Brunswick Heads Bowling Club WHAT’S ON NEW YEARS EVE Tom Dick & No Harry Dance Music 7pm FREE Tuesday 8TH JANUARY Morning Melodies:

Phil Guest

All round entertainer 11am - 1pm FREE Saturday 12TH JANUARY Fiddle Dance Dance Music 7pm FREE Kids Movies Every Sunday 7pm FREE Free Ice Cream & Popcorn Tickets On Sale Now For Shane St James Australia’s Own Hypnotist Monday 14th January, 7pm Come & Play Bowls Anytime Families Welcome • Raffles: Fridays 6pm • Raffles: Sundays 12pm MUFTI BOWLS & BREAKY Sunday 27th December, Sunday 30th January 8am $8

Do you need something simplified, organised, planned or managed? Business or private. Call us to discuss it. Satya Pty Ltd – Project Management Phone 6684 0112

CLAIRVOYANT

Spirit Guide & Soul Readings Spiritual Healing & Soul Retrieval Spiritual/Psychic Development Classes

DEVA PREMAL & MITEN’S ECSTATIC CHANT RETREAT March 14-17 @ Lennox. Contact apeal@mullum.com.au or phone 66845570

PIANO TUNING

Reuben Barkley 66284475 - Mob 0422221116

JAYA

6684 6747/0400 656 444

FINE SILVER JEWELLERY COURSE Learn to design and produce powerful and precious Sterling Silver jewellery. For starting a jewellery business or personal adornment. January 5 & 12 $105 1 day workshop: January - Kids & Teenagers (10 yrs+) Jan 9, 16 & 19th Make mini ornamental swords or silver rings $30 each student inc materials Federal Village Gallery 6688 4668

Sandplay/ Art Therapy

Counselling and healing through creative play. Children, teenagers & adults. Ph 0402074568. Bev Clark G.Dip Miecat

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

• Shorter time options available

Enquiries 6680 3872

KINESIOLOGY

Learning enhancement (including help with ASD) help your children perform better. Change unhelpful patterns. Enhance emotional well-being De-stress... increase your energy levels! SANDRA DAVEY, Reg. Pract. 66846914

HYPNOTHERAPY

A PHOTO SHOOT FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE Melinda Andreas Photographer www.byronbayphotos.com ENQUIRIES 02 6684 0111

Specialist rug washing & repairs Quality rugs for sale Cnr Wollongbar & Centennial Cct Byron Arts/Ind Est 6685 7750/0427 469 843

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CASTING Byron Bay Model Management is looking for models to join their runway team for next year's Byron Fashion Week.

Breathwork Mastery

DE-STRESS

BULK BILLING for CHILDREN & ADULTS AVAILABLE IN MULLUM. For information please call Claudia Michels, Clinical Psychologist. 0408008769

16 years exp Ph Cornelia 0427301251

We are looking forward to meeting you there !

Learn how to have FUN & stay SAFE. Special Holiday classes. Suitable for Adults & teenagers Call now space very limited. For bookings or more

Short Beauty Courses

info please call: 6684 3074 or visit www.horsesenseforpeople.com

Face Magic Makeup & Beauty Training School • Microdermabrasion Courses • Makeup Course • Waxing • Lash & Brow Tinting • Manicure & Pedicure • Eyelash Extensions • Acrylic Nails

Penny Lane

Accredited courses and private sessions & groups. Alakh Analda 0413167688. www.rebirthing.com.au

Relax & rejuvenate with Hypnosis Accred. Hypnotherapist. Ocean Shores Pramada Harkness 0411042552

P I L AT E S @ C O R E ST U D I O mat + apparatus 66856716

SWEDISH Massage

SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE Free STI/HIV checkups Clinics: Byron Monday; Ballina Friday For appointment phone 66202980

EAR CANDLING

Shop 7, Airport Central, Coolangatta 0419 743 029 www.facemagicaustralia.com.au

MERIDIAN DEEP TISSUE ...:

Massage :...

$65/90 mins. Ph 0401606707

MULLUM WAXING

Massage/Beauty. Vashti 0423135569

YOGA

with Meditation and Pranayama Tuesday 9-11am Temple Byron Thurs 9.30am Yellow Church, Mullum Joanne Langton 66843654 MAGNIFICENT MASSAGE Deep tissue or relaxation Phone Reece 0438318451

seminyak lifestyle Shop 4, Bogarts on Byron 21-25 Fletcher St, Byron Bay Tel: 6680 7404

www.seminyak.net.au

Dancewear

REWARD FOR INFO re a scratch on Fay Booth’s red commodore FB500, above the rear right wheel. Ph 66841625

(locally made)

Danceshoes Fairy Dresses BEST PRICE FROM COOLANGATTA TO BALLINA

Claudia Allshorn 65 Rajah Rd, Ocean Shores

0421 457 017 6680 5897

MODELLING COURSE starting in the new year. For inquiries call KK 0407643336

Shop 2 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Tel: 6680 8811

MULLUMBIMBY SOUP KITCHEN Neighbourhood Centre, Dalley Street, Wednesday 5pm. 66841816 Back by popular demand: THE AUSTRALIAN CANNABIS COOKBOOK @ Echo offices Mullumbimby & Byron Bay or www.ozshop.net THERE IS A CERTAIN WAY rich people get rich. You can learn this certain way. Free 2 min message 1800825299

Diana

SATURDAY 9.30-11.30am Hatha

Pennie & Paul

We will be closed Dec 23 & reopen 5 Jan (with exception of Sat 9.30am 29/12). Have a safe and happy holiday. Namaste from all of us at the Yellow Church. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Gift vouchers for Shiatsu & Yoga

9 Myocum St Mullumbimby 2482 Diana Ewing 6684 3431

CHANNELLED GUIDANCE FINGER LIME GROWERS

Toy Kingdom

FRIDAY 9.30-11.30am Hatha

AFRICAN CAMP

in Mullum

• TOYS • GAMES • SPORTING • DRESS-UPS • WATCH BATTERIES/BANDS

May all beings be at peace TUESDAY 10.00-12pm Hatha (Intermediate) Sam 5.30-7.30pm Dru Yoga Diana WEDNESDAY 9.30-11.30am Hatha Beginners Diana 5.30-7.30pm Hatha Diana THURSDAY 9.30-11.30am Ishta Joanne 3.30-5.00pm Hatha Diana 5.30-7.00pm Hatha Diana

Drumming, Dancing, Singing, Jan 6-11. 66857927 www.rhythmkonnections.com

via clairaudient Shelley Neller. www.byron-bay.com/shelleyneller Bookings 66853587

clothing. Lots of exotic bric a brac and a range of new silk fashions from Vietnam. All at bargain prices. Hurry! 11 - 5 Tues - Fri 2/105 Stuart St, Mullumbimby

RELAXING MASSAGE 1 hour $35. Phone Eric 66804478, 7 days.

Ocean Shores 1.5 hrs $70. Susan 0411409123

For all enquiries 0407 299 258

Come visit

Stacks of vintage & pre-loved

Sensational

Upgrade course for Cert IV holders to a Diploma Date: 04.02.2008 Place: Byron Shire

australia@pathoflove.net

from the Ground Up

SLOW BODYWORK

Nationally recognised CertiÀcate IV & Diploma of Remedial Massage courses Remedial and relaxation techniques Part-time and full-time

For info on FREE intro evenings

HORSE RIDING

with Flo Fenton, Tues & Thurs 5-6.30pm, Suffolk Park Hall, 5 week block begins Tues 8/01, 5 weeks of 2 classes p/wk $100 or $65 for 5 classes. Bookings 66859910 or 0418441437

MASSAGE THERAPY CAREER

ABN 96 789 120 557

Casting will be held on Saturday 22nd December between 11am & 5pm in the verandah room @ the Community & Cultural Centre, 69 Jonson St Byron Bay.

LIQUIDATION SALE BEGINS

6684 7935 or

1a/19 Tasman Way Arts & Industry Estate Mon - Fri 10am-5pm Ph: 0427 525 520

SUFFOLK YOGA

$40 Mullum, 66842320, 0422138644

“an elixir for peace” Come!

WAREHOUSE SALE

Early Morning Yoga

In Mullum at Pioneer Hall Tues 7.30am, Fri 7am & 10.30am. 66840044 Martine.

Strong hands massage

FEBRUARY 23rd to MARCH 1ST

Mexican Homewares

HEALING & ACUPUNCTURE Massage, Reiki, Shamanic healing, Medium. Fri & Sat @ Medicine Wheel, Byron Phe Gitsham B.H.SC Chinese Medicine By Appt 0405475411

CHRISTMAS GIFTS Beautiful Lotions & Potions from BLISS BOTANICALS

– help clear ears/sinuses. 66857736

ALI’S RUG CENTRE

EXTRA SENSORY

ALISON MACKAY Unique weddings, funerals, baby namings. Phone 66853213

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Jan 8–14th

❤ HEARTSPACE ❤

$30 massage Mon-Fri 0423293995 Jo Morrish & Honourable Therapists

AYURVEDIC MASSAGE Beauty therapy & consultations. AYURVEDA TEMPLE North Ocean Shores. 66804778

& Counselling. Wendy Purdey. Relax, resolve, release & restore inner calm & clarity. Benefits include insights, understanding & energy to create change. Enq welcome 66802630

Handmade in Byron Bay for men & women. Using essential oils and the purest plant ingredients. Available at GYPSY LE FAY 1/22 Mullumbimbi St Brunswick Heads Shop enquires : 0417427518

Vipassana Retreat with Peter Ji

HEALTH

Lucrative markets, earn excellent money for your fruit. Phone 66871975 or 66770016

FAIRY PARTIES

Interactive story telling musical shows. Face paint & tottoos 0401178719 TO ALL FRIENDS OF THE BYRON KINESIOLOGY CENTRE Thank you for being in our lives. May you have a wonderful festive season and a new year full of love, good health and prosperity. Veda & Parijat. 2008 program out now. 66857991

Christmas Flowers

Lovely fresh selection for your festive period. Christmas lights, Wollemi Pine gift pack, potted plants, hampers & more. Orders & delivery available at BRUNSWICK BOTANICALS 2/32 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads 66851698

easy steps for living lightly Green Me Up… Energy audits and workshops Electric bikes, electric bike kits and bike trailers Latex mattresses and cushions with hemp covers and recycled timber bed bases made in Mullum Phone

6684 1263 business hours Mon Wed Fri

Yoga Studio Within BYRON BAY

6 Byron Street Byron Bay (above Centrelink)

0415 982556 Over 100 years of YOGA experience All teachers certified PRACTISE is all that matters Balance your life LIVE your dreams!

www.yogastudiowithin.com


92 December 18, 2007 Byron Shire Echo HYPNOTHERAPY & NLP Syl McDonald offers a practical and personal approach to relieve problems and enhance positives. Call 66801064 for an appt or to discuss your details.

www.echo.net.au REIKI & DEEP TISSUE

Naturopath

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TANTRIC HEALING Soft touch, ancient technique & guidance. Ph Lucy 66854918, 0427917960

@ Ballina and Brunswick Heads â&#x20AC;˘ LIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS â&#x20AC;˘ DYSBIOSIS TESTING Consultation by appointment

Fitness Circuit Classes in Ocean Shores Private Studio. Phone Dee 0408002260

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Counselling

Do you know that your Thinking & old Feelings are creating your current life? Heal your past and Create a better future,now! Call Brian Emmett for free intro meeting @ 6684 2936 ~ www.artofself.org Trained in Systemic Therapy & more. Individual or Couples

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Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri

6 Byron Street (above Cetrelink) All levels welcome 0415 982556 All classes ~ $15 No Bookings ~ Private/group bookings available

7.00am - 8.45 10.00am - 12.00 10.00am - 11.30 12.30pm - 1.30 7.00am - 8.45 10.00am - 12.00 10.00am - 12.00 12.30pm - 1.30 7.00am - 8.45 10.00am - 11.30

Yoga/Meditation Yoga Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga/Meditation Yoga/Meditation Hatha Vinyasa+Core Yoga/Meditation Hatha Hatha

    

     

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HYPNOTHERAPY

Christmas gift vouchers available

REJUVENATE â&#x20AC;˘ Deep tissue, hands on relief â&#x20AC;˘ Body reading & counselling â&#x20AC;˘ Deep relaxation â&#x20AC;˘ Personalised ďŹ tness programs â&#x20AC;˘ Chakra balancing â&#x20AC;˘ Feel brand new!

With Frida Lezius cert. Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher. Mobile service available.

For bookings call Frida 0421 352 701

MORNING COURSE at the Yellow Church 6 classes 7am Mon, Wed, Fri for 2 weeks Starts January 14th Bookings only Call Pennie and Paul 6684 0112

NLP, EFT, PAST LIFE & COUNSELLING Anxiety, Weight, Smoking, Pre & Post Operative, Phobias, Depression & more. Irene Colville 66770064 MASCH, AMACA

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Healing Massage Budditaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moved to Byron Ph 0413652759


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www.echo.net.au HEALINGS, DISTANT HEALINGS. Network chiropractic. Sam 0421834923

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LAWYERS BARRISTER Jonathan de Vere Tyndall. Coorabell. Ph 66847842, 0439651813

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CHILDMINDING Mullumbimby SAFE - EXPERIENCED - FUN - includes meals - $100 per night, 5pm - 10am Phone 0437774296

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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come to you! Troubleshooting, tuition, internet. Call Tom 66855504 NEW & USED COMPUTERS Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spares. Ph Greg 66804159

HALLS FOR HIRE

SHOP from the comfort of your own home. Host a party today and receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly and a $50 gift voucher from Simpatico at Home. Ph Jackie today 66804570 or 0408310187. jackiensw@bipond.com

FRIDGE Westinghouse auto defrost, 310L vgc $190, Simpson dishwasher $50, 1.5 bowl kitchen sink $30, Ilve Rangehood $30. Phone 66847562

LATEX Mattresses

Saturday 9am - 1pm. Fossil Farm, 419 Left Bank Road. 0429843408

All sizes, Direct salesâ&#x20AC;Ś save $$$. Sunshadow Latex. 66841263 ANTIQUE Singer sewing machine. Reas condition, $140 ono. 66847802 WINDOWS & DOORS Aluminium windows, sliding doors & ďŹ&#x201A;y screens. 28 in total, 2 storey house lot, good cond, priced for quick sale $500 all. Dominique 66807755 Byron Bay. NEAR NEW robust aluminium water trough, or use for water feature. 5000mm L x 350 W x 300 D x 4mm thick. $350 ono. Phone 66855066 (bh) AIR CONDITIONER as new, portable, cost $1000, sell $500. 0402979989 FRIDGE, frost free, Westinghouse, 280L, exc con, $380. 66855821, 0417855825 FRIDGE/FREEZER GE side-by-side, 627L, $525. Phone 66803836

TRADEWORK

VISITORS FOR CHRISTMAS? Folding beds - Trundle beds Mattresses.

MattressXpress 66855212

BLANK DVDs CDs & Mini DV tapes BRIDGLANDS Mullumbimby. 66842511

SODA STREAM

MACHINES & GAS REFILLS Bridglands Retravision 66842511

WARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Landscape Supplies

CHRISTMAS TREES, alive, some in pots, 53 Jacaranda Dr Sunrise Beach, until xmas day. 66808349 or drop in.

Wooden railway sleepers, concrete sleepers, garden ornaments & pots, mulches, soil, metals, gravel & more. Mon-Fri 7.00am-5pm, Sat 7.00am-2pm. 1176 Myocum Rd, Mullum. 66842323

2 ROLLER DRS B&D 3mx3m +ctr mullion guides/brackets $350. 66804960

WASHING MACHINE auto $170, fridge 2 door $250, freezer $140. 0413589388

INDUSTRIAL OVERLOCKER good working order $500 ono. 66875340

GOOD used furniture bought and sold Bridglands Mullumbimby 66842511

IKEA wooden bunk beds $200. Electrolux dishwasher as new $200. 0402022111

ARCHIBALDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHEAP QUARRY PRODUCTS

COMMERICAL sandwich fridge/display unit, s/steel & glass, L 1.45m x H 1.3m x W 0.8m, $850 ono. Ph Julie 66870747 or 0418861440 BILLINUDGEL LANDSCAPING SUPPLIES Hardwood chip, Tea tree & Cypress mulch. Be quick, mulch rebate ends Sat. Phone 66804555

EWINGSDALE HALL AVAILABLE for your function. Ph 66847706 AH

Organic Fruit + Veg

Road base, gravel, blue metal and metal dust. ALL SIZE DELIVERIES. Phone 66845517, 0418481617

CAMPER TRAILERS for sale & hire at 3 Dog Camping, 66855460, 1/7-17 Brigantine St, A & I Estate, Byron.

ARCHITECTURAL & INTERIOR SOLUTIONS

@ michaelas, brunswick Wed, Thur, Sat 6685 1330

RESIDENTIAL + COMMERCIAL Alterations, Full Design, DAs Call Lucy Vader 0433250691

@ other 0415 671 496

THANK YOU

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TYAGARAH MULCH Bales $4. BH 66844242

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& Bamboo Flooring from $10.50sqm. For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 66764088 - sample & brochure BEDS - MATTRESSES - ENSEMBLES Best brands. Best range. Sleep Zone, Bridglands, Mullumbimby. 66842511

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Please stick this by your phone AMBULANCE, FIRE, POLICE .............................................................. 000 AMBULANCE Mullumbimby & Byron Bay .................................131 233 BRUNSWICK VALLEY RESCUE Sea & road rescue...................6685 1999 BRUNSWICK MARINE RADIO TOWER ...................................6685 0148 MULLUMBIMBY HOSPITAL ......................................................6684 2266 BYRON BAY HOSPITAL ............................................................6685 6200 POLICE Brunswick Heads .......................................................6685 1277 Mullumbimby ..............................................................6684 2144 Byron Bay ...................................................................6685 9499 Bangalow ....................................................................6687 1404 STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE Storm & tempest damage, flooding.6684 3444 AIDS Confidential testing & information (ACON) ................................6622 1555 AL-ANON Help for family & friends of alcoholics .......... 6685 9690, 6680 4429 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 24 hours....................................6686 8599 ANIMAL RESCUE (DOGS & CATS) .........................................6628 1358 LIFELINE .........................................................................................131 114 MENSLINE 7pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm nightly (phone counselling & referral for men)..6622 2240 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meets daily ....................................6680 7280 NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE ..................................................6684 1286 NORTHERN RIVERS GAMBLING SERVICE ...........................6687 2520 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 24 hour crisis line ...............................1800 656 463 GAMBLERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ANONYMOUS Meet 7.30pm Tuesdays at Byron Hospital Group Room, Shirly St, Byron Bay......................0405 087 529 WILDLIFE CARE & RESCUE ....................................................6628 1866 KOALA HOTLINE........................................................6622 1233 GEORGE THE SNAKE MAN.................................................0407 965 092 NSW Wildlife Information & Rescue Service (WIRES)..........6628 1866


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HOUSES FOR SALE

NEED STORAGE FOR CHRISTMAS? Bookshelves-Cupboards-Robe Inserts Pantries - Storage Units - Desks, etc

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OCEAN SHORES delightful 3br, 2bathrm, brick & tile home, heated plunge pool with spa, organic veg gdn, great entertaining area, close to shops, transport, beach & golf course, $435,000. Ph 66802570

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QUEEN FUTON with rustic base, $150. Phone 66848110 TEAC TV 68cm, wide screen, stereo, 2yo, $250. Table tennis table, good cond, $80. Phone 0403449878 PICNIC TABLES, 1800 x 760 collapsable poly top, $70 each. 66874587 KAYAK x2, sit-in, exc cond $1200 for both or offers, lawn edger as new, rebounder $50. Ph 66845063 BILLIARD TABLE slate, 8x4 ft, $1600, felt in perfect cond. Ph 0409347374 SOFA BED as new, paid $1200, sell $500. Phone 66853810 INDONESIAN STYLE HUTS (locally made) & bamboo woven partitions, made to order. Phone Jaemmy Bamboo on 0421567084 or 66809776 100M HEMP COTTON SHEETING fabric, 2.8m wide. Hemp cotton bed linen, pillow cases $10, sheets $20, quilt covers $30. Phone 0427270420

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CAR AUCTIONS

Buy at Dealers only through us. Ring David 0414306152 CHOICE MADE, $$$ SAVED.

SPACIOUS 2 STOREY DOUBLE BRICK 5br/rumpus + s-cont apart. 5 acres Coolamon Scenic. Ocean & valley views. Home business & horse prop. Ph 66843143 / www.house-for-sale.com.au

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OS 2 HOUSES large block, new â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;04, 3br, LUG, vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dahs, close to shops, $450k each, both $800k. 11 Boondoon. 66843004

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CAR RENTALS

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ALLWHEELS

CAR BUYING SERVICES Save time & $$$ 12 mth warranty avail. Barry 0427667177 CAMPERVAN pop-top, 4x4, 140,000km, Siamia awning, exc cond & mechanics, ready to go. $11,500. 66845415 SUBARU â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;92 4WD wagon, exc cond, 12 months rego $3700 ono. 66870713

LARGE TABLE suitable for fabric or dressmaker, $500. 0427270420

JEEP CHEROKEE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;91. A1 cond, long rego $5500 ono. Ph 0403720584

BAR FRIDGE new condition $150. Phone 66859888

TOYOTA CAMRY â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;95 s-wag, 243,241km, auto, central locking, tidy & very reliable $4750. Phone 66878309

QUALITY king size innerspring mattress, solid wooden table, fold out sofa, set of congas, large auto washing machine. All reasonably priced. Ph 0413651030 4WD TYRES x 4 215-65R15, suit most RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, gd tread, $200 ono. 0414441000 DRUM KIT 8 piece, Pioneer series, suit learners, $500 ono. Ph 0410705877 KING Posturpedic bed, exc cond, new $2000, sell for $450, 8 seater bench seat with seat belts for Falcon s-wag, vgc (Aust stand) $350, large Balinese timber mirror, louvred front $50. Ph 66850096 TV SONY 68cm Trinitron $350, TV cabinet $120, Sony 5 disc CD $90, Sony amp $150, Panasonic DVD Player $45, all vgc with remotes. 0424100100 NEW Bali Gazebo, 3 x 3m, incl 3 timber blinds, shingle roof $3500. 66846831 10 WEEK GYM MEMBERSHIP - $200. Please phone 66853621 VISITORS FOR CHRISTMAS? New inner spring mattresses. Single $129, Double $179, Queen $199

HOLDEN APOLLO (Camry) â&#x20AC;&#x2122;94 sedan 254.660km, minor hail damage, tidy inside, very reliable, $3750. 66878309 NISSAN URVAN good cond, rego July 08, serv regularly, suit tradesman $4500 ono. Phone 66845439, 0428845439 FALCON ED â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;94 wagon, fuel injected, economical driving, good cond, 4 new tyres, new engine, reg serviced, 5 months rego, $2700. Ph 0438859921 1990 MITSUBISHI Express, 4WD, 2.4 EFI, very low km, $6300. 0427667177

BARGAINS

WANTED WOODEN DINING CHAIRS In good condition, solid/well made. Old or new. Single or odd ones OK. Just timber, no upholstery/leather or paint. Phone 0418202627 THERE MUST be someone out there with a GAS POTTERY KILN (8-12 cubic ft) in good working condition they would like to exchange for cash? 0401224268 LP RECORDS Good condition. Phone Matt 66841634 Good used furniture bought and sold Briglands Mullumbimby 66842511

GARAGE SALES ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. BANGALOW RSL HALL SUN 8-3PM Collectables, retro clothes, jewellery, last minute gifts, something for everyone. ART GARAGE 10/4 Technology, affordable art sale, Sat, Unit 5, 1 Banksia Drive, Byron Art & Ind Est. BYRON BAY 8am Sat, 22 December. 2/70 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay

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Pre-purchase inspection from $40! Pink slips, service + repair. 10 Bonanza Dr, Billinudgel. 66804999

CARAVANS CARAVAN Viscount â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;84, 6 mth rego, 16ft pop-top, newly restored, many extras, great cond, $4800 Brunz. 0429946532

HOLIDAY ACCOM. WATERFRONT 4 Star Brunswick f-f 1 & 2br luxury apartments. Ph 66851631

MORTGAGE BROKER, Buyers agent. No application fees. No exit fees. No hype. Just great rates and good service. MICHAEL MURRAY 0428555501

STYLISH studio retreat with views, 20min Byron, massage available, night/ weekly, 66843358, 0431108037

MAIN ARM house on small acreage, 3br, lge covered verandah, bush setting, nice yard, 2 cabins/outbuildings, fruit trees, dam, recently valued at $540k, terms neg, $540k ono. Phone owner 66857652

BANGALOW private house avail 22nd Dec to Jan 1st. Ph 0432548237, rainmaker2479@hotmail.com

BRUNSWICK HEADS block of 4 ďŹ&#x201A;ats, 2 x 2br, 2 x 1br, 2 x outbuildings, walk to beach, river & marina, rear lane access, recently valued at $1.2M, terms neg, $1.2M ono. Phone owner 66857652

BYRON BAY HOME sleeps 6, air-con, BBQ, Dec 26 - Jan 2. Ph 66847101

BYRON BAY 2br f-f unit, short to medium term. 200m to Belongil beach, 700m to town. 0427808570, 0422355560 COLOURFUL timber house, panoramic views, family friendly, sunken bath, sleep 5-6 + cot, avail 21/12 - 30/1/08 20 min to Byron. 66843358, 0431108037

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BEACHSIDE SUFFOLK PK Christmas let, 3br house, sleeps 6-8, bush setting, very close to tavern, shops, restaurants & ocean, fully equipped, poss long term rental, avail 22/12. Rick 0422253614 SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH 3br house, avail for short/long stays from 23/12. Phone 0407889497 BYRON BAY beautiful elev 3br house with big yard, ocean views, sleeps 6, walk to everything, Christmas - 26 Dec to 2 Jan 08, $3800. Ph 0407416469 COORABELL small well appointed cabin, all mod cons, avail till end Jan, quiet posi, swimming hole. Ph 66847420 2BR t-house, great location, quiet, 3 mins walk to CBD/beach $1500pw, avail 23/12/07-06/01/08. 0415092964 ROOMS AVAILABLE from $45 per night. Phone 0401471019 photos avail at www. linknet.com.au/byronbusker FROM 26 DEC to JAN 30th, 6br sleeps 12, plasma, internet, pool, BBQ, rural 10 acres, 2mins to town, 10min walk, $4000pw. Min 1 week. 0402182848

SHORT TERM ACCOM. ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. TWIN BEDROOM with bathroom & own entrance only, in absolute beachfront property Suffolk Park, $430pw during high season. Ph 0412288210 BEACHSIDE SUFFOLK n/s, veg, for quiet share house from now till Feb 12 $170pw + bond, bills inc. 0421255584 SUFFOLK PARK room for rent, $120pw + 2 weeks bond, Jan 1 - 30. Mainly vegetarians, cruzy, creative household. Phone Alesia 042477631 ENGLISH language students. Clean comfortable rooms avail, $150pw, share with woman/part time teenager, Baywood Chase. 66853268, 0408102184 BEACH PALACE sanctuary, rooms avail from $35pp. Ph 0412968841 OCEAN SHORES self cont, 2br ďŹ&#x201A;at in house (for sale) $195pw incl power, lawns, avail end Dec. Ph 66804725 HEALING HOLIDAYS gentle natural retreat. Night/wk/longer. 0437866424 BYRON Studio in town, fr $40pp/pn, new, quiet, f-furn, avail now. 0409062074 SUNRISE 3br, f-furn, house avail 20/12 to 28/12. $650 & bond. 0418872914

SUZUKI VITARA soft top, 12 months rego, mechanically A1, $4500. Phone 0410705877

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FORD FALCON station wagon, 2003, 103,000km, 12 months rego, good cond, $12,500 ono. Ph 0422382789

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VW 4WD â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;97 LWB Van $8500 ono, good cond, registered. Phone 66843230

NISSAN SERENA TI affordable people mover, 7 seater, rear seats fold to bed or away, 2 sunroofs, CD, p-w, p-st, air-con, rego Feb 08, $5500 neg. 66844459

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SUNRISE, room in 3br house with garden & healing room for n/s, d/f person $120pw & bills. Ph 66808507 AWESOME HOME rm with views, Ruskin Ln, Byron, $195pw. 0413190266 O. SHORES 2br, shared living space, backs onto reserve, close to shops, child friendly, working person, $240pw neg. Phone Josh 0401961908 MULLUM HOME by the river 2 rooms to rent $180 & $150pw. 0407643336 SUNRISE lge furn rm, 3br TH, m/f, tidy, resp, $150pw incl bills. 66808847 BYRON BAY room avail, double bed, f-f unit, no pets or couples, must be working, $120pw + bills. Denise 0432257664 FEDERAL large room/studio, n/s, d/f, chilled person, views, pool, spacious house, $135pw + bills. 0410075168 BYRON lge furn rm, avail 22/12 for 6wks, central, d/f, n/s, $130pw. 66856509 Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;GERRY Qâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;lder, lush settings, room avail, active working person to share with 2 others, $140pw all incl. 66849393 SUFFOLK BEACH, mature, responsible, wrkg persons, 2 rms in lovely home, short term till end Jan, $150pw/ea + bond & exp. No party animals. 0415448391

TO LET BANGALOW SELF STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333 NTH OCEAN SHORES, 6mth old, 4br, en-suite, bedrooms have decks, carpet & BIRs, $400pw. 66803171, 0413263214 MULLUM CBD modern s-cont, un-furn private studio + courtyard. Deck, carport & laundry. Avail Jan 8th - Jul 1st. $240pw + elec, bond & refs. No kids/pets, pref. working person/s. Ph 66843274 GRANNY ďŹ&#x201A;at, $180pw, Byron Hills. Short term. Avail now. Phone 66859631 MULLUM 2br unit, LUG, $220pw + bond. Ph 66841318 (ah) or 0416216231 BYRON, unfurnished 1br apartment, Austar & pool, u/cover park, require long lease, no pets, $265pw. 66809244 LILLI PILLI leafy 1br, s-cont, f-f, unit & spa. $250pw incl elec/gas/rate/bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;band. Pref working single, quiet, long term. Avail 5 Jan 08. View Tues only 0428649657 EWINGSDALE 3br timber home, modern kitchen, open plan, french doors to north verandah, carport, avail mid Jan, $350pw. Phone 0417266045

LILLI PILLI 1-2br s-c unit, quiet & leafy walk to beach. 66807198, 0438348136

HOUSE SIT Nissan Pulsar 5 speed, air, p/steer, 86,000kms, full service history ..............$5750 â&#x20AC;&#x2122;94 Hyundai Excel auto, air. Rego 06/08. Reg: SYU-714 ...............$2000 â&#x20AC;&#x2122;93 Subaru 1.8 Wagon 5 spd, man, air, p/steer, rego 6/08. Reg: SRU-246 ...............$2850 850S Volvo Auto, air, p/steer, full leather, immac. car ..$6250 Nissan Pulsar Auto, air, p/steer, 1 owner, 109,000kms ....................................$3500 16 ENDEAVOUR CLOSE, BALLINA

ROOM in large easy-going house for working person, own bathrm, share with 1 other. O.Shores, $150pw. 0412837105

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BUSINESS FOR SALE SCREEN printing business Byron Industrial Estate producing for local & national clients. Profitable business. Please phone 66808560 FOOD OUTLET BYRON well established business. Sale due to ill health. Contact James 0423600007

MAKEUP ARTISTS MAKEUP BAR FOR SALE NAPOLEON PERDIS COSMETICS & JANE IREDALE LOCAL CLIENTELE & HUGE WEDDING BUSINESS. SUIT HAIR SALON, BEAUTY THERAPY OR OWN PREMISES.

PH DONNA 0411 083 189

BIG BEAUTIFUL house on golf course in Ocean Shores, day spa & swimming pool, 2 mins to beach, personal chef avail, $800pw. Ph 0434390338 BEACH PALACE 30m to bch Suffolk Pk weekly/monthly. Sleeps 8. 0412968841 BYRON gorgeous garden studio avail now till 25/12. Central, fully-furn $150pn. Phone 66855256 or 0428584262 BROKEN HEAD private, romantic, Moroccan style home, tasteful furn, views, 2 bed, 2 bath, a/c, 3 min beach & shops, 30 Dec - 1st Mar 66854918 BYRON 5 min, 3br house, sleeps 4, light, airy, open plan, in-ground pool, walk to shops, internet, 27/12 to 2/1/08, $900. Phone 0422598065 NEW BRIGHTON BEACH self-cont unit, air-con, Austar, 100m beach. Phone 0412542548 or 66805008 LILLI PILLI 1-2br s-c unit, quiet, leafy, $800pw. 66807198, 0438348136

seminyak WELL ESTABLISHED AND PROVEN BUSINESS FOR SALE IN FLETCHER ST 6680 7404 All offers will be assessed above $100k. Stock optional Long Lease available and reasonable rent. Tenders close March 2008 Shop 4, Bogarts on Byron 21-25 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Submission only to nicole@cicada-seminyak.com Tel: 0011 6 281337 824666/ 6680 7404

New Brighton

PROF LOCAL CARER avail 2008, refs, pets/gardens. Sarah-Jane 0415167284

OCEAN SHORES

RELIABLE female with refs avail from Dec 27th. Phone 0401178719

Avail 12-12-07 $295 2br unit, ensuite, courtyard, deck, close to golf course, carport.

HOUSESITTER wanted Upper Main Arm 21/12 till 4/1. Ph or sms 0418756716

HOUSE SWAP CALLING ALL SKIERS. Lovely couple from Steamboat Springs, Colorado seek house swap in Feb for 1 month (ďŹ&#x201A;exible). Brand new 3br home - Champagne powder. Ph Jackie 66855605

SHARE ACCOM. ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. OCEAN SHORES room for mature d/f, n/s person. $130pw avail 10/01 66802905 BYRON large en-suite room $200pw incl. 20th Dec to 3rd Jan. 0402979989 LENNOX HEAD furnished room in house, own bathroom, mature working person, $200pw. Phone 0410791499

For further details or inspection please contact 6 Strand Ave, New Brighton 6680 1594

SHELLEY DRIVE 2 bedroom duplex. 10 min walk to beach & town. Lawns & gardens maintained monthly. $320pw

KORAU PLACE 3 bedroom timber family home. Built ins, mezzanine ďŹ&#x201A;oor are/ofďŹ ce space, large open lounge/dining, freshly painted, SLUG. $400pw

BRANDON STREET 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home. Everything to offer with large pool, incredible outdoor area, very spacious lounge room, good sized bedrooms, 5min walk to the beach. $800pw NO PETS UNLESS STATED

Inspections by appointment only

L.J. Hooker Byron Bay 6685 7300

MAIN ARM 2br in large house, $200pw, bond & refs req. Ph 0410021162

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TWO bright private rooms, furn/un-furn, share kitchen, bathrm, own entrance, $150 inclusive. Ph 0401572162 WORKING PERSON needed to share 3br house in Brunswick Hds, $160pw. Ph 0412662690

$440 p/w Mullumbimby 4b/r renovated, timber ďŹ&#x201A;oors, gas, pets neg

ROOM IN SUFFOLK prefer working female, 20-something. 0418958467 or 0424564994

$300p/w Ocean Shores 2b/r unit, ocean views, close to shopping centre

Byron Bay From a month to a year... â&#x20AC;˘ right in town â&#x20AC;˘ single / double / studio â&#x20AC;˘ fully furnished rooms â&#x20AC;˘ from $100pw no bills phone 0421 925 531

$550p/w Ocean Shores 5b/r, 2bth/r, backs onto golf course, pets neg $320p/w Ocean Shores 3b/r, 2 bth/r, townhouse, for sale $360p/w Ocean Shores 3b/r, 2 bth/r, duplex brand new, DLUG

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BRUNSWICK HEADS spacious 2br garden flat, n/s, working couple or single $240pw. Phone 66850279 CARAVANS & CABINS from $195pw. Apply in person to Byron Bay Tourist Village, Ewingsdale Road. WORKSHOP Billi $50pw. Siwicki RE, 17 Fingal St, Brunswick. 66851206 GUEST HOUSE to let. 1-2br newly built swimming pool, great view, large deck, 12min to Byron, 3min Mullum CBD, long term, suit 1 professional or couple, pets ok, avail. from 3 Dec $300pw. Contact Michael 0421738352 MULLUM self-cont 1br granny flat, new reno, suit single, mature, peaceful female, no pets, n/s, d/f, $180pw. 66846469 MULLUMBIMBY 3br brick cottage with carport, avail 11/1/08, no pets, refs essential, $295pw. Ph 66842398 BANGALOW fantastic 3br weather board cottage surrounded by verandahs, large garden, floorboards, fireplace, claw foot bath, walk to school & shops, long lease, avail mid to late Jan, $450pw. Phone 66871238 COORABELL newly reno caravan, short or long term to n/s, d/f person in quiet rural setting, $100pw & elec. 66847013 TYAGARAH semi s-c cabin, 10 min town $150pw all inclusive. Phone 0410515295 or 0432821956 LILLI PILLI 3br, DLUG, Byron, working persons or family preferred $450pw, lease neg. Phone 66807295 COORABELL cabin/bedsit, 3.2 x 6.4f, en-suite, modern gas stove & fridge, quiet spot, suit working person, $175pw or neg, holiday or short term. 66847420 FEDERAL Federation house, 2br & sunroom, $380pw. 0414944700 MULLUM 4br house, main with ensuite, 2 living rooms, DLUG, undercover entertaining, air-con & pool, $490pw. Phone 66841069

CABIN

2 mins Mullum, rural, secluded, private $250pw incl elect & water. Phone 66843470 STH GOLDEN BEACH 2 un-furn rooms, avail now, $140pw each. Phone 0407889497 FREE RENT 2br cottage in exchange 15hrs/pw puppy care, between Mur’bah & Cabarita. Phone 66195227 MULLUM s-c cottage, deck, beaut views, $170pw + 2wks bond. 66842154 BYRON BAY 4br house, part-furn, avail late Jan, $650pw. 0423531448 BYRON garden apartment, fully-furn & equipped, 4 min walk Tallow beach, 15 min walk town. 3 month minimum rental $295pw includes elec. Ph 66856806

MULLUMBIMBY shop/office or treatment room in Stuart Street Arcade, $220pw. Phone 66801643

Mill St - Mullum Office/Creative space for lease Size 51m Very secure Plenty of parking Newly renovated Please call Lisa

0417 688 277

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 office box. TAXI DRIVERS BYRON SHIRE Drivers required, shifts available. Full training provided. Ph BH 66209211 email: info@byronbaytaxis.com HOUSE KEEPER WANTED 12 Jan - 26 Jan 2008. Fun, energetic & reliable female for cooking, cleaning, house duties & some childcare. License required. Please phone Gladys on 02 89232502 or Sarah on 02 99592302 CLEANER casual, approx. 16 hours per week. Ph 66855070 ext 3 all enquiries. BOOK KEEPER Must have MYOB exp. P/T, approx. 5 weeks, approx. 20 hours per week. Fax resume to 66857830. Enquiries 66855070 ext 3.

Must have OH&S, licence, insurances. For mid January start in local area.

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MATURE WOMAN seeks furn room in town or Belongil for Jan 08. 043190976

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BYRON A&I 254sqm $530pw, good complex, long lease. Ph 0412026684

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PERMANENT FULL TIME POSITION starting on 23rd of January 2008 Applications are sought for a confident, organised and caring teacher to commence as the Primary Teacher of Class 3 in 2008. Recognised teaching qualifications; and training and experience in Steiner Education are essential The school offers a full K-12 Steiner curriculum compliant with the NSW Board of Studies. It is located in beautifully landscaped grounds with modern facilities and a dedicated teaching and support staff. The Position Description is attached on our website at www.capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au A letter of application addressing the criteria, C.V and names of 3 references may be sent to Janet Molloy, Principal, PO Box 736, Byron Bay 2481 before the 15th of January 2008 or email secretary@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au Relevant pre-employment checks will be conducted.

First Sun Holiday Park Receptionist – Team Leader First Sun Holiday Park is located in the heart of Byron Bay. We are offering a permanent position to a particular person who can demonstrate team leadership, professionalism, reliability, an outgoing personality, strong customer service skills, initiative and flexibility to work to rostered shifts and have RMS experience, please send a brief application and resume to: Receptionist - Team Leader Position, PO Box 1544, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

Experienced wait and bar staff required for Sandbar + Grill and Bamboo restaurants Casuarina Beach. Excellent conditions, fulltime or casual, immediate start. 25mins Nth Byron, 15mins Sth Gold Coast. New up-market beach development, great summer lifestyle opportunity. Call 0400 744 319/02 6670 5555. Email resume (pref) to bamboo@casuarinabeach.com

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available on the front end Applicants must possess excellent communication skills, be customer service orientated and be a team player. Application forms are available in store at the Customer Service counter. 8 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW, 2481

Job share position, 8 hours per week @ $20 per hour. Split over 2 shifts from 12 noon to 4pm, overseeing volunteer workers.

Beyond Building Systems Executive Assistant Beyond Building Systems is a young dynamic energy-efficient building company dedicated to addressing the issue of affordability in sustainable housing and renewable energy. We are based in Byron Bay and are currently going through a rapid phase of growth. A position has become available for a proactive, self-directed Executive Assistant. Working closely with the chief architect and project manager, this person will interface with clients, manage architectural and design projects, and provide personal assistance to the architecture and design teams. Design knowledge and an understanding of the building industry are desirable. Key to success in this role are excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to take on and prioritise a multitude of tasks within a variety of projects. Architect A position has become available for an Architect to work in the Design Team of the company. The successful candidate will ideally have some project management and design experience. Recently qualified architects are welcome to apply for this position. Please apply by sending in a covering letter and resume to jobs@beyondbuilding.com

Groundsman, 1st Yr Apprentice Greenkeeper, Bar, Gaming & Door Personnel Ocean Shores Country Club is seeking a Groundsman for their magnificent 18 hole Championship Golf Course. Experience preferred but not essential. Applicants need to have an eye for detail and hold a current chemcert certificate or equivalent. Ocean Shores Country Club requires a 1st year apprentice Greenkeeper for their magnificent 18 hole Championship Golf Course. Applicants must be self motivated, enthusiastic and able to demonstrate a committed work ethic. Ocean Shores Country Club is seeking Casual Bar, Gaming and Door personnel to join our friendly team. We are looking for reliable & customer service focused staff. Current RSA & RcG is essential, along with previous experience in the hospitality industry. You must be willing to work nights, weekends and have flexible availablity. Please forward your application with resume to the Secretary Manager at Orana Road Ocean Shores NSW 2483. Email: secmanger@oceanshorescc.com.au Applications for above positions close 31st December 2007.

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PUPPY carer 15hrs/pw for 2br rural cottage, 35 min Nth Byron. 66195227

TAFE TESOL COURSE 6wk p-t course in Byron to teach English o’seas. Beg Feb 11th $1000. Co-ordinator 0428139882, Ballina TAFE 66818914

CAPE BYRON RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL

EXPERIENCED WAIT PERSON Bangalow Pizza Company 5.30-9.30pm, 3-4 shifts per week. Drop in resume to: 3/36 Byron Street, Bangalow.

THE BUSKER, David Soul looking for share accom, even a shed will do. Can you help? Please phone 66846352

FAMILY REQ 3br house, 20 km radius Mullum, good refs, clean responsible tenants, pref long lease. 66844828

CLEANERS Required for beautiful luxury accommodation. Attention to detail a must, professional attitude essential. Fax resume to 66808960

CLEANER wanted to do eco cleans, Lennox & Mullum area. 0413190266

Plasterers Wanted

SINGLE MUM & 5yo girl seeking self contained, short/long term accom from early Jan, up to $250pw, refs avail. Phone Kerry 0425783962

FRESCA Bangalow Hotel, Casual Cook required, fast, reliable for busy kitchen. Also Casual wait staff & junior wait staff, RSA req. Ph 66871711

DOG walker/feeder wanted. Sunrise Beach from 21/12. Ph 0431905741

MODELLING (18+) real natural women of all ages, styles & body types required for modelling projects (NUDE), cash payment min $400+, relaxed environment with female photographer. Ph Kate 66807755

OCEAN SHORES 3br renovated high set home, covered verandah, DLUG $350pw; 3br house, SLUG $350pw; 3br townhouse, SLUG $320pw. No pets unless specified. Siwicki Real Estate, 17 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. 66851206

BIG STUDIO space for established artist wanted. Ph Mark 0431320350

Experienced general practice nurse required for Byron West Doctors. Please send resume to: PO Box 2267, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

MASSAGE THERAPISTS WANTED for Relax Haven, Byron Bay. 0429847675

EXP CASUAL CLEANERS wanted ASAP w/end work necessary, must be quick, reliable, att to detail. 0431204422

PROF seeks 1br flat or studio in Byron, long term. Refs avail. 0437032178 or johmah33@hotmail.com

BEAUTY THERAPIST Bienetre Aveda concept salon in Byron, part-time, training offered. Phone 66807405

CARER/TRAVELLER energetic female to care for quadraplegic male. Travel in a coaster bus from Byron Bay to Port Lincoln return. Camp, swim, boat, fish etc. Work: personal care, lifting, cooking, driving. Must be fit, strong, drivers lic. Work with other fem carer. Jan 10th - Mar 15th. $580pw gross. Craig 0427121555

SURF COACH req, fully qual, level 1 etc. Email CV to: vanessa@mojosurf.com

BUS for lease, to be parked on your land for accom/rental purposes, pref near Mullum. Ph 0411206997

QUIET reliable couple seek house in rural setting around Possum Creek, Bangalow, Coorabell, Coopers Shoot, n/s, no pets. Phone 0405282601, 66872324

REGISTERED NURSE

8 MASSAGE THERAPISTS (must have own insurance & table). 1 TAROT READER for New Years Day. 10.30am 5.30pm. Great pay. 0408235004

COOK/CHEF for busy beach cafe, breakfast and lunch, f/t or p/t, must be able to work under pressure & have a passion for food. Ph Josy 66856074

ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement.

BYRONIAN CAFE Looking for chef, cook & kitchenhand. Ph 66856754 or 0422459669

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STH GOLDEN BEACH, 2 storey, 4br home overlooking canal, large balconies, spa on downstairs deck, BIR, freshly painted, gardens maintained, quiet culde- sac, $475pw + bond. 0403287328

WANTED TO RENT

CHEF/COOK/APPRENTICE/KITCHEN HAND for Zaatar in Brunswick. Phone 0425758472

No degree or experience required. Cert III & IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Recruitment service & Job Guarantee! FREE RESOURCE BOOK for prompt course enrolment! Free info session– January 7th at 6pm Next course starts February 6th

5/1 Carlyle St, Byron Bay

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WORK WANTED ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. ALL HOME JOBS indoor & out, handy fix & moving & more. 0447904358 PROFESSIONAL MC avail for all occasions including weddings, parties & corporate functions, 20 years experience. Please phone 0411257885 LAWNMOWING, GARDENING, RUBBISH REMOVAL, ODD JOBS Ph Peter 66855237 or 0418562414 PRIVATE CHEF avail for you & your guests. Healthy, creative approach to food. No job too small. Please call Jacqui on 66878837 or 0404999580 MALE, fit, truck license, green card. Do anything. Ph 0413034748

MUSICAL NOTES VINCE AND THE VIPERS Acoustic three piece party band Cheap rates. Ph 66844235 www.myspace/vinceandthevipers HARPIST available for all occasions. Solo or trio with violin & double bass. Booking now for festive season. Rob 0412410960 myspace.com/blissmusicharp

BIRTHS CONNOLLY, Sascha Elizabeth Our little gem arrived 13/12/07, born in QLD, lives in NSW, loved in SA, TAS & VIC. Clare & Dan OVER THE MOON!

Applications close 28th December. Post to: PO Box 440 Byron Bay 2481 or drop in to Bay FM Community Radio for a copy of the job description.

TUITION ENGLISH LANGUAGE + TESOL ESL & TESOL courses in handy Byron location. BYRON BAY ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL. 66808253 KUMON MATHS & ENGLISH Get a head start in the holidays. Inexpensive programme supporting children of all ages. No computer req. Enrol now. Leonie 0414349353

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TEACHERS TRAINING WORKSHOPS Elaina dy Electrah returns from Miami USA for January to continue dance training she started in the Rainbow region in the ‘90s/2000 in Salsa Casino Rueda/ Flamenco. Salsa/Mambo/Cha Cha Cha ‘Flamenco for Parties/Tango’. Ph 0431907976

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MAIN ARM 3br lovely timber home in peaceful rural setting, very spacious, cathedral ceilings, large verandahs, wood fire, gas cooking, solar hot water, no pets $380pw. Phone 66845208


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MARRIAGES CHINTA & CHEZE Married in the most beautiful way on Sunday. Thank you to everyone who helped to make our day so magical. Love to you all.

LOST & FOUND FOUND: beautiful, large, very affectionate ginger cat on Old Byron Bay Rd, 20/11/07. Ph 0401056894 FOUND: Coopers Lane, Main Arm, Mitsubishi car key on key ring. 66845347 LOST: Sun 17/12, green canvas gazebo roof, between Coopers Lane Main Arm & Byron markets, used only once, please return, reward. Ph 66845347 STOLEN Nikon camera & equipment (film most important) from my car in Mullum on Thurs 13/12 REWARD. Please phone 0401389778

PETS ADOPT A CAT from Animal Welfare League NSW. Phone 66844070

PET SITTING

AngelCare Pet Sitting. 0425262193 PETS FOR LIFE ANIMAL SHELTER

WE HAVE KITTENS (17 mixed colors) and many cats. All are de-sexed, vaccinated, wormed, de-flead and micro-chipped before adoption. To meet them, please phone Jean 0411032905 Billinudgel

Kittens!!!

We currently have 15 kittens – both genders, all gorgeous and many different colours. Come and meet them at our Cat Adoption Centre, 124 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby. Tuesday and Saturday 9 am to 11 am and Thursday 3 pm to 5 pm. Phone 6684 4070

ONLY ADULTS BEST BODY MASSAGE. Guaranteed. 0415200866 – 10am - 6pm Bruns. TANTRIC bodywork, Goddess mysteries. Ph 66854074. www.sexualalchemy.com NEW YEAR’S EVE SWINGERS PARTY Byron Area - Limited bookings. 0431688713 YOUNG, HOT, BLONDE, great body, MALE ESCORT, Byron area, women only. Outcalls ph Craig 0431515288

SOCIAL ESCORTS MALE ESCORT AVAILABLE Also erotic massage. Phone 0434223526 ATTRACTIVE HOSTESS TO SPOIL YOU, 34 Piper Drive, Ballina, 10am till late. 66816038 BYRON AREA OUTCALLS. Phone 0421401775 BYRON SENSUAL DELIGHT. Incalls. Phone 0402169906

LEGAL NOTICES In the Supreme Court of New South Wales Sydney Registery Equity Division After 14 days from publication of this notice an application for probate of the will dated 8th July, 1988 of JUDITH ANN BLOOMFIELD late of Suffolk Park, Home Duties will be made by Kerry Frances O’Donnell. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon her estate to Steven T. Parrott Solicitor, 1/22 Donald Street, Nelson Bay, DX 7363, Nelson Bay. Tel: (02) 4984 2442, Ref: STP:JMS 6481

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News Extra Pin This Up Volunteers Urgently Needed Pets for Life Animal Shelter at Billinudgel is looking for temporary volunteers to assist their regular volunteers with the cleaning and feeding of the over 20 kittens and cats at their shelter. It is kitten season and the regular volunteers are working flat out and could use some help. If you can’t physically help out, then donations of money or kitten/cat food would be really appreciated. Kittens and adult cats are de sexed, micro chipped, vaccinated, de-fleaed and wormed. Kittens are $125 and adult cats $65. If you are interested in helping out or adopting, please ring Jean on 6680 1864 or 0411 035 905.

Celebration of Carols Celebration of Nine Lessons and Carols with the combined choirs of St Andrew’s Anglican Church and St Carthage’s Cathedral. This is an hour’s candlelight celebration consisting of 9 Readings and congregational Carols and Christmas Anthems sung by the choir based on the Christmas story. There is no charge and it is aimed at engendering the real meaning of Christmas. Everyone is welcome to attend and enter into the true Christmas spirit. Tuesday December 18, 7.30pm at St Martin’s Anglican Church, Mullumbimby; Friday December 21, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Ballina. (Corner of Norton and Burnet Sts).

New FAC Coordinator The Film Artists Cooperative (FAC) has a new coordinator. As withdrawing coordinator Sahaj Dumpleton leaves to take up a new full time position in the industry, local film identity Susie Forster will now fill the role. Susie, who is Managing Director of ‘Byron Bay Multimedia’, a local business providing video, web and animation services, is a long time member of FAC and is well known for her support to emerging film makers. FAC is a participant run filmmakers and artists support group inviting new members to participate. It’s Free. For further information about FAC, contact Susie on 6680 8978 or email her at susie@byronbaymultimedia.com.au

Beachfront Craft Fair The annual Beachfront Craft Fair will be held on Saturday December 29.You will find a treasure trove of fine handcrafts and delicious food as you wander amongst the trees

Big support for local libraries Library Survey of Users and Non-Users reveals high levels of satisfaction amongst members of the Richmond-Tweed Regional Library and very strong support for library services generally from both Users and Non-Users of the service. Recently the Richmond-Tweed Regional Library asked both library members and also those members of the community who do not use the library to complete a survey on the library, its resources and services. Library members were surveyed both in library premises across the Region and by telephone. Non-Users were conducted by a random telephone survey. The results were assessed and analysed by independent consultants in November 2007. Regional Library

Director, Martin Field, said that perhaps the most striking result of the survey was the very positive response to the question asked of both library users and non-users on the importance of library services. Both groups were asked ‘How important is it that Local Councils continue to provide a library service?’ and were given 5 possible responses – 1) Not important at all, I don’t care whether library services are provided or not 2) Fairly unimportant, although it is nice to know the library services are there 3) Fairly important, I would like these library services to be provided 4) Very important, library services definitely should be provided

Locally designed for women “Coastal Asianic” Specialising in natural fibres. Dress up & dress down “Lifestyle” designs

Mon - Fri Saturday

9:30 - 5:30 9:30 - 1:00

Designers Boutique 2/53 Stuart St Mullumbimby Wholesale/Retail on our beautiful beach. Meet the Suffolk Park Firies, community team of the day. A Lions Club Project, Phone: 6685 7591.

Interpreting Preparatory Course Interpreting Preparatory Course, 6 hours per week starts April 28 until September 2008. Lismore TAFE is offering this course for people who want to prepare for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) test at the Paraprofessional level. The course provides training in interpreting techniques, intercultural communication skills and knowledge of the professional practices and ethics of interpreting. To enrol please attend the information session on Thursday January 31 at 11am at Lismore Campus. TAFE fee $209 per semester (some people may be eligible for a conces-

Phone/Fax 6684 1881 sion fee). If you cannot attend the Information Session or for more information, contact Jenny Watt on 6623 0272 or email: jennifer.watt@tafensw.edu.au after January 29.

5) Don’t know As one would expect, 96% of library users stated that ‘It was very important’ that Local Councils’ continued to provide a library service, while 3.2% stated it was ‘fairly important’. Impressively for this question 92% of Non-Users also stated that it was very important the Local Government continued to provide a library service. Clearly the community recognizes the importance of the local library service. The survey also revealed that 52% of households with telephones in the Regional Library Area had one or more persons 18 years or over who had used the library in the past 12 months. Staff assistance in the libraries was very highly rated with 94% of those seeking assistance being ‘very satisfied’. There was also a high level of satisfaction with the library’s book and audio visual collections with ratings of 96% satis-

Social security review The Minister for Employment Participation Brendan O’Connor has committed to a review of the current administration of social security fraud and debt cases. The Sydney Morning Herald has claimed the previous Department of Employment and Workplace Relations was pursuing

expensive litigation against welfare recipients for minor errors in social security payments. Mr O’Connor said that in light of the claims made it was appropriate that the new Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations conduct a review.

writing a resume, applying for a job and English language. To enrol please attend the information session on Thursday January 31 at 11am at Lismore Campus. This course is exempt from the TAFE NSW fee. If you cannot attend the Information Session or for more information, contact Jenny Watt on 6623 0272 or email: jennifer.watt@tafensw.edu.au after January 29 2008.

31, details from Susan Hanley, 6685 0442.

New Years Eve at Introduction to Kohinur Community Services Sparkle and Shine at Upper Introduction to Community Services for Women from Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds (Get Skilled FREE COURSE) 3 days per week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30 to 3.00pm. Starts February 27 until June 27 2008). Lismore TAFE is offering this course for unemployed women from Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds who want to improve their job opportunities in the Australian workforce. The course will give an introduction to working in the Community Services Industry and will develop skills in computers,

faction with the children’s collection, 95% satisfaction with the adult non-fiction and adult fiction collections, 90% satisfied with the CD collection. The library’s DVD collection received a lower satisfaction rating of 81% and this collection will be targeted for improvement. The consultants reported that the overall impression from the survey results is that users were satisfied with the library service and satisfaction with staff assistance was particularly high. Mr Field stated that the results of the survey were very pleasing and that the feedback received would be acted on to improve the service still further. One improvement to commence in the New Year would be a five month trial of opening key libraries on Saturday or Sunday afternoons to make the libraries facilities more accessible, particularly for family groups.

Main Arm Community Association’s fundraising Kohinur Hall New Year’s Eve Party. This is a wholly local affair, with live music by two exciting, popular 7 piece bands, The Utopians and Groove Foundation, and sets by DJ Phunk Phanatik. The Utopians are a horn oriented ska reggae band; Groove Foundation play guitar/keyboard based fun ska and dance funk. Tickets $20 at the door; children welcome; food and refreshments available. Support your local community and celebrate the New Year at beautiful Kohinur Hall. 8pm, Monday December

Cat/Dog Desexing If you are the holder of a Centrelink pension or health care card and are struggling to afford the cost of having your pet desexed, the Animal Welfare League NSW may be able to help you. Please ring 6684 4070.

Beggars Banquet The annual Beggars Banquet is on again! Railway Park Sat December 22, 11am to 10pm. A community celebration bringing in the season of good will for all. Calling for volunteers: food prep/serving, set up, kids activities, pick up/delivery etc. Contact John or Marie 6680 9770.

Lismore Living Library The next session of Living Library is Friday January 4 from 11am to 2pm at the Lismore City Library, 110 Magellan Street, Lismore. Come along and borrow one of the Living Books for a half hour chat to learn more about the people you share this diverse community with. For further details phone 6621 2464 or visit website www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au


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Community ClassiÄeds ClassiÄeds Community SENDING YOUR MESSAGE THROUGHOUT THE FAR NORTH COAST & NORTHERN TABLELANDS!

Appear in Äve big community newspapers for only $9 per line... PH: 1300 733 521! BOATING & MARINE SEAFARER VENUS, 4.6m, half cab, 60hp, trailer, new GPS, sounder & radio, reg. A1 cond. $7,250. 0428 532 902 2003 STACER V NOSE PUNT 25hp Mercury, 1 owner, service history + many extras. $7,200 ono PH: 6681 4925 or 0427 511 159

FOR SALE

CANOE CANADIAN 16FT

FOR SALE

BEAUTIFUL PINE BAR fibreglass, never used $800 indoor, outdoor, space to fit is 210H x 200L x 200W PH: 0428 318 489 includes space behind bar FISHER & PAYKEL SS built$8,000 or offer in elect cooker, as new $700. POOL TABLE 9x4 $1,200 ono BAR FRIDGE ex cond $130 TABLE seats 8, heavily PH: 0428 891 682 carved, see to believe, valued @ $22,000 sell LOUD SPEAKERS, AS NEW BUSINESSES $8,000 or offer 2 front, 2 rear & 1 centre FOR SALE speaker. Total 420W. Danish DISPLAY CABINETS, glass & teak, mirrors/lights, CAFE FREEHOLD PLUS digital design, made by YIDEN. 2 matching $2,500 ono. BUSINESS IN LISMORE CBD Colour silver & black. Bought Going concern, great potential for $1,250 wholesale, sell for 1 oak/glass $2,500 or offer to own real estate that pays for $450. PH: 0409 887 615 or PIANO YAMAHA BABY itself. $190,000. 0406 926 795 email: andverd@bigpond.com GRAND, good cond, worth $14,000 sell $8,000 CLOTHING BUSINESS GLASS COUNTERS New clothing, sml - 30+, loyal Community ClassiÄeds 4 @ $100 each clientelle, only $16,000. Call 1300 733 521 WHITE BOOK CASES 6644 9219 or 0429 367 156 2 @ $100 each FRIDGES 2 @ $80 each BUSES & MOTORHOMES 3 PIECE LOUNGE $100 13 Owen Cres. 1 LOUNGE $100 Alstonville 2477 COFFEE TABLES Mob: 0419 271 444 2 @ $50 each Email: motorhome@bigpond.com PH: 6628 1100 TV’s x 4 from $30 - $200 EX RESTAURANT CAFE • Agent for Daewoo & Fuso Rosa TABLES $80 each Buses & Coaches plus crockery, cutlery, • We BUY, SELL & CONSIGN BUSESDLN utensils, glasses & COACHES. Visit our website: 18738 PHONE: 0412 136 666

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HEALTH NOTICES

Rainwater Tanks CORRUGATED

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FINANCE

Finance up to 150K 1800 536 363 NO tax return NO DOCS ABN holders ONLY CONDITIONS APPLY

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KOKODA TRACK ANZAC DAY TOUR 2008

• Walk the track, experience the passion • Dawn Service at war cemetery • Presentation night available. Contact Aidan Grimes 0414 521 531 www.ourspirit.com.au

KIT HOMES

END OF YEAR CLEARANCE BRAND NEW KIT HOMES MUST BE SOLD 1 x 4 BEDROOM with garage 1 x 4 BEDROOM 1 x 5 BEDROOM

TO LEASE

REAL ESTATE BEAUTIFUL PARK BEACH HOUSE Coffs, 4-5 bed, 2 bath, dble carport, upstairs loft, 2 verandahs, cathedral ceilings. Only $385,000 ono Phone owner 0411 396 305 DIVORCE SALE Stunning executive home, ocean views, pool, 8 bed, 8 bath (2 homes), 17 acres, excel entertaining. Slashed $3.2 m to $2.49m PH: 0412 136 666 GUYRA & NEW ENGLAND properties. Land & homes. JACKSON LIVESTOCK & PROPERTY P/L. Phone (02) 6779 1777 or visit www.jacksonlivestock.com.a

SERVICED OFFICES

Available in Coffs CBD by end of ‘07. Suit professionals, includes admin support, fully furnished, phone, fax, etc. Coffs Harbour Business Centre - 6650 9912

REAL ESTATE

25 ACRES, Glenugie, 8 mins to Grafton. Dwelling, fully fenced, dams. Enquiries PH: 6654 1412

POSITIONS VACANT BAR MANAGER 2 years minimum experience. Coffs area. PH: 0411 557 172

TO LET EXECUTIVE HOME. Pool, ocean views, 4 bed, 4 bath, office $800pw.1/2 way Byron/ Ballina. PH: 0412 136 666 3 BED MODERN HOUSE On a working farm. Semi-furnished. 4km north of Nimbin. Available 10/1207 30/01/08. $370pw neg. PH: 0428 841 092 TWEED HEADS/BANORA POINT. Lge 4 brms, 2 bthrms, upper duplex, 2 lge living areas, substantial kitchen, storage plus, on public transport, views to Kingscliff & mountains, garage. No pets. $410pw. PH: 0407 750 485

COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL RATES ASSISTANT NAMBUCCA HEADS (2 POSITIONS) Waterfront, good buying.

Locally owned & made. OPPORTUNITIE$$$$$$$$$$ Custom made to order. NOURISHING OUR WORLD Genuine vendor. $420,000. SALARY RANGE $760.98 TO $833.30 PER WEEK 4,000lt Slim $1,490 We b s i t e : w w w. r e l i v. c o m Contact Anthony Field + RDO + SUPER Round $950 Email: g.mcn@bigpond.com PH: 0419 937 302 18,000lt Round $2,450 THE POSITION: To assist in providing Telephone (08) 9368 4388 NEED TO RE-SHAPE Other sizes available. POSITIONS WANTED quality rates administration clerical support to the CUB CAMPER 5.2m space, Independent RELIV Distributor YOUR BODY???? Using BHP Aquaplate® organisation to enable Council’s Rate Billing operation 2006, screened awning, q/bed, Gwen McNaught (relc 1585) We can HELP to do this. CARETAKER PLUS RAISED good cond, fridge $14,000 neg For more information call horse/stock etc. NSW MR to function at its optimum. PETS GARDEN BEDS PH: 6652 8728 /0427 564 811 02 6686 3923 or Lic looking for rural, farm/ THE PERSON: Would ideally possess Certificate III LABRADOR PUPS Purebred, Tradesman see us for your www.agaauctions.com station/M hotel sit. Exp multi in Business Administration, administrative and 02 9901 7399 CAMPER SALES BASIX requirements. 2 black, 1 gold female, 13 skill, active, motivated mature customer service experience in a customer-focused & HIRE Toll Free w/o, worm/vac/micro $350 PH: Ross 0428 886 123 woman requires employment. organisation, as well as Microsoft Office skills. David 0428 537 443 3 DOG CAMPING PH: 0427 545 362 Community ClassiÄeds 1800 193 403 Temp/perm. Consider all service Previous rating experience will be highly regarded. Camping trailer sales & hire. including interstate work (excel 1300 733 521 Licence No - 188404C ref-pol cir). Contact C Edge MOTORCYCLES Ute back & roof top campers, For more information about this position and to box trailers. Agent for Waeco/ apply on-line please visit our website at 0413 901 630 or Email: CRF 450X 2005 Engel fridges & camping POSITIONS VACANT he he f r tth fo sharms01@iinet.net.au www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au Just over 1,000kms. $8,700 accessories. PH: 6685 5460 PH: 0401 773 077, 6651 1776 www.3dogcamping.com BALLINA EARLY LEARNING CENTRE ALL TERRAIN CAMPER TRAILER 2007 JACKAROO New, unreg. Only $12,000 neg. PH: 6662 3048

CARAVANS

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TRIUMPH ST Sprint

2000, red, factory carbon pipe, ONSITE CARAVAN YAMBA polished rims, 14,000kms. Lakeside, verandah with great 1 owner WGD-86 $9.000 views. Shower & composting CARAVANS - WANTED PH: 0419 411 860 toilet, perm living, pets OK $40,000 ono PH: 6732 3186

CARAVANS - WANTED

GOOD USED

CARAVANS & MOTORHOMES

1300 880 220

to join our Fanastic Team. Please forward resume to: 58-62 Westlands Dr, Ballina NSW 2478 or email them to: Ballina-elc@westnet.com.au Attention: Christine

WORKING HOLIDAY We have farming positions available in our community,

POPTOP CAMPERVAN Private cash buyer. PH: 0412 750 892

WANTED

is a privately owned Centre. We are seeking

QualiÀed Early Childhood Teachers

Caravans, Pop Tops and Campers MIGHTY RIVER CARAVANS South Grafton (opp McDonalds) Phone: 6643 2896, 0429 302 559

Borden, Southern Western Australia, an established wheat & sheep area. You must; a. Play A grade Aussie Rules Football, b. Have some farm work experience, c. Preferably bring a mate, d. Enjoy having a good time. Numerous Eastern Staters have travelled over to enjoy premierships and parties. Applicants please contact Kelli O’Meehan (President) 08 9827 9235 or email: kpomeehan@bigpond.com

Looking for a satisfying Career and a great Lifestyle.... Clarence Valley Council offers you a 9 day fortnight, flexible working hours, training support and more. Applications are invited for the following employment opportunities closing at 4.00pm on Friday, 18 January 2008:

Ref No

Position Title

Salary

2181

Business Coordinator (leaseback vehicle available)

$60-70K

2182

Assets Coordinator

$55-65K

Contact Rob Donges (02) 6645 0283

Please obtain the Position Description and Information for Applicants from Council’s website at www.clarence.nsw.gov.au or the Human Resource Section on (02) 6643 0850. Stuart McPherson, General Manager

Need Staff? Need Work? Need Skills? call TURSA!

Your regional job network

Best wishes for a secure and prosperous New Year

We look forward to assisting you with your employment and training needs in 2008

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Byron Bay licensees praised Byron Bay licensees have been praised for strengthening Responsible Service of Alcohol and ID checking procedures to reduce intoxication and keep minors out of their venues. A covert operation by inspectors from the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing on Friday (November 30) and Saturday (December 1) nights did not find any minors on licensed premises inn Byron Bay.

While one licensee will be fined $1100 for having two intoxicated patrons on the premises, the majority of licensees ensured they adopted strict Responsible Service of Alcohol and ID checking procedures. The covert operation, which also involved local police, was part of the ongoing TweedByron Alcohol Response Taskforce initiative to cut alcohol-related assaults by reducing intoxication on

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licensed premises. Director of Liquor and Gaming Albert Gardner congratulated licensees for ongoing efforts to improve the operation of their venues. ‘I was pleased to see security staff actively identifying and ejecting intoxicated people,’ Mr Gardner said. ‘At the same time stringent ID checks resulted in altered or inappropriate forms of identification being seized or rejected.’

High formal suits these students

Paige Cooper from St Finnbars gets into a slightly Dr Seuss version of the Christmas spirit at Fridays Carols By The Sea at Byron. Photo Jeff ‘Carol Who?’ Dawson

BU welcomes community support

Colour and movement understates the Year 10 boys from Mullum High as they gathered at Heritage Park prior to their end of year formal at Mullum High last Thursday night. Here Dom Harrison, Ben Franklin, Pascale Vivert, Alex Langton and Rufus Hartman lament the upcoming time off school. Photo Jeff ‘Technicolor Coat’ Dawson

Community ClassiÄeds SENDING YOUR MESSAGE THROUGHOUT THE FAR NORTH COAST & NORTHERN TABLELANDS!

HORSE FLOATS

NEW DEMCO HORSE FLOAT

Appear in Äve big community newspapers for only $9 per line... PH: 1300 733 521!

LIVESTOCK BEE HIVES FOR SALE $250 PH: 6664 5214 BARK STOP DOG COLLARS

Byron United acknowledged the outpouring of community support for the Light Up Byron campaign. Byron United’s $100,000 initiative has included the central Christmas Tree, lighting of the Pandanus trees in Jonson Street and banners around town. Three lucky people have already won $1,000 cash in the

Lucky Shopper Campaign. In addition Byron United has made substantial financial contributions to Carols by the Sea and New Year’s Eve. Byron United has contributed $8,000 to a spectacular Laser Light show on New Year’s Eve which will include a 9.30pm session for families and 11.45pm to ring in the New Year.

Byron United president Ed Ahern said ‘Businesses have been generous in their support of our Christmas initiative and the community has been enthusiastic in their response. I have been stopped in the streets by locals and visitors commenting on how the Christmas tree has added real atmosphere to town.’

10 Park St, Brunswick Heads

Position-Potential

+Extended 3 horse angle load +Rocka-Rola suspension, +Sunraysia wheels +Light truck tyres + solid hardwood floor + heavy duty rubber matting + tinted sliding windows + head dividers + storm cover Water resistant. Mail + pop-up vents + electric brakes with Order, post free $110. breakaway system + heavy duty swing-up PH: 07 4654 0170 jockey wheel + interior light, + rug rack + swing out saddle box. MACHINERY +5 year structural warranty.

$22,000.00

PH: 0428 666 082

LABELS

MACHINERY

To Present Your Produce Attractively contact:

Label Press

Manufacturers of FRUIT & VEGETABLE LABELS, SELF-ADHESIVE, GUMMED BACK, NON-TEARABLE, LABELS on ROLLS or SHEETS. PRINTED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS. MANUAL & AUTOMATIC APPLICATOR GUNS AVAILABLE.

1800 773 207 98 Cobalt Street, Carole Park, QLD 4300

Community ClassiÄeds 1300 733 521 MACHINERY

Diesel Gensets:

Importer offers incredible deal on indent orders, commit now and save $$$$. Examples: John Deere powered 30kva open set with mains failure system $14,300 inc GST, 60kva John Deere powered with weatherproof enclosure and mains failure system $21,890 inc GST or 250kva John Deere powered in soundproof enclosure with mains failure system $52,250 inc GST. Other options available from 10 to 2000kva. European quality and reliability. Contact Lees Industries Australia 07 3390 5522 mobile 0419 782 412

FORKLIFTS Inexpensive, quality units. 700 kg - 12 tonne 30-40 units available. PH: (07) 3865 1205 or 0417 623 495

www.eureka-forklifts.com.au

REMOVALS REMOVALS @ GOOD RATES House lots & furniture. Call Anthony on 0405 578 698

TRADES & SERVICES

FOR CARS $ $ $ CASH Trucks, farm / heavy

machinery. Large scrap. Prop clean-ups a speciality. No job too big. PH: 0416 045 022

VEHICLES

CELICA CONVERTIBLES 2 available from $17,990 PH: 6652 4055 DLN 19465 WANTED FOR CASH MACADAMIA Email: Complete processing plant Utes, 4x4, vans, ‘94 onwards. leesinda-sales@powerup.com.au with New Front End Loader equipment, 10 machines, or check www.leesgroup.com Engine or body damage/rust Hopper to Silo. 0439 977 144 OK. 6664 5211/0417 455 735

Kubota $8,950

Free Delivery

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT CASE, TAKEUCHI, TEREX, FIORI, LIUGONG Excavators, skid steers, backhoes, dozers, dump truck, new and used.

PH: 1800 261 266 New & Used Tractors Farming Implements www.tractorsnorth.com

Phone John Rae - Semco Equipment Sales (formerly Case Equipment Sales)

PH: 0409 569 789

Located within 50 metres from the historic Brunswick Heads Hotel, 80 metres from the river and 150 metres from the beach you don·t get a better position than 10 Park St Brunswick Heads. You have many options with this property. Zoned Commercial you can develop into a residence upstairs and business premises down or renovate into your dream home and enjoy the lifestyle this position oӽers. The upstairs layout could easily be renovated into professional suites for health practitioner, accountant, etc.  River and Park Views  2 Street Frontage  3 Bedroom Residence Upstairs  Separate Lounge and Dining  High Ceilings  Hardwood ӿoors  Double Garage  2 Bedroom Flat downstairs  490sqm block

FOR SALE PRIVATELY $1,020,000 PLEASE PHONE SHANE TASKER ON 0431 191 323


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Eureka – Byron Hinterland beautiful house site E A with incredible north TAG N O facing views to the Night R Cap Ranges. 100 acres comprising 40 acres rainforest, 30 acres macadamias. 30 acres of pasture, quality processing shed and large one bedroom cottage with sealed drive. $1,750,000. Contact Sonia Jervis on 0409 033 250 (Agent declares interest)

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atching the breezes this delightful 15 acre C property tucked in the ridge of Newrybar offers history and space to move. A charming 75 year old homestead with new wide balconies, high ceilings, lovely timber features, 3 moderate living areas and 4 bedrooms, together with small pool, assortment of fruit trees and spacious under house parking this small farm also features a large work shed, 1900 macca trees, constant creek water and town water. Close to everywhere and priced to sell at $795,000 Contact Sonia on 0409 033 250

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Waterdragon House ocated 20 minutes north of Byron Bay, is the L amazing home on a 1/7 share of 160 acres under Tennants in Common. Two bedrooms are found in the loft, and an open plan living space below with fireplace. The property is solar powered and water comes from a nearby spring. There is an opportunity here to be completely self sufficient with a sunny aspect and various established fruit trees. Lead light windows and wooden carved doors are a feature of this home. It truly is a delight! Priced to sell at $315,000. Phone Morthern Spears for an inspection today 0433 880 405.

Two Homes ... Development Potential hat’s right, two homes for the price of one on an T elevated 1296sqm block with ocean views! There has already been a ‘strata’ title approved. The first step toward total subdivision STCA. The first home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas, with a teenagers retreat separated from the main part of the home. The second home is a 1 bedroom, open plan timber home, with wooden floors and contemporary bathroom. With entry level priced homes now becoming harder to find in the Northern Rivers, consider this as a smart investment or first home buyer opportunity. 17 Weeronga Way Ocean Shores. Price $642,000.

Nine Luxury Apartments In Brunswick Heads verlooking the Brunswick River, and withing O walking distance to all holiday facilities including restaurants, cafes, beaches and supermarkets, this four star art deco style building is perfect in style and grace. There are 9 quality apartments including a 2 bedroom penthouse suite. Timber floors, windows and doors feature in the loving restoration of this historic building. At the rear is off street parking and ample storage facilities. It is 10 minutes from Byron Bay and Coolangatta Airport is only 30 minutes away.

THE ULTIMATE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ELITE INVESTOR! Offers over $4,000,000. Inspection by appointment only. Contact Morthern Spears on 0433 880 405 or morthern@scottharveyrealestate.com.au

Co agent. Contact Bernadette Harris on 0408 150 645

See Forever iscover this ideal country 2 level full brick D rendered home set on 1.25 acres. Superbly renovated with distant ocean and northwest

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mountain views. You will love the 4 large bedrooms, 3 tasteful bathrooms, study and home gym. The expansive dining and living area together with 3 separate decks offer many entertaining options and an elegant kitchen featuring timber bench tops make the home a delight. A manageable garden, easy access, large shed and only 10 mins to the beach, 5 minutes to Bangalow. Priced to sell at $899,000. 165 Brooklet Road, Brooklet. Contact Scott on 0412 296 872 or Sonia on 0409 033 250.

Spacious Byron One Bedder hrow a rock to the new T Clarkes Beach Cafe, walk to the Pass in no time, own a

iscover this truly impressive new home and studio privately nestled on the ridge of Binna Burra. This superb north facing home offers fabulous open living, quality D appliances and attention to detail, with 4 generous bedrooms, three main bathrooms and delightful undercover decking, together with an impressive separate studio. You’ll love the dramatic views, privacy and space to move. And in addition the property features a separate garage, carport and town water. 146 Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra. Contact Scott on 0412 296 872 or Sonia on 0409 033 250.

part of a small 3 unit complex and enjoy the ‘not in the middle of town’. Well laid out, this spacious and secluded one bedder with constant holiday let income offers a fabulous capital gain and leisure opportunity. Priced to sell at $550,000. 3/96 Lawson St, Byron Bay Contact Sonia on 0409 033 250.

Country Coastal Living ollow the very private long driveway and discover this sensational 6 bedroom family home with F rumpus and study, nestled in the Tintenbar valley with ½ km of beautiful creek frontage on 32 acres. You will love the entertaining options and three large living areas together with a 3 car garage, superb outdoor balcony with balinese hut and elevated views. The high ceilings, indoor water feature and delightful kitchen all combine to create space and bring life to the interior. Featured landscaping, bamboo flooring, storage shed, fenced paddocks. 6 minutes to Lennox makes this property a must view. Entrance off Pacific Highway, 500m south of Ross Lane. For sale at $1,295,000. Contact Sonia on 0409 033 250.

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SENSUALIVING The 16 private villas of Seagrass will immerse you in a landscape for living where an idyllic lifestyle unwinds at your leisure. Never before has the far north coast had a development of such sophisticated luxury, in such a privileged position. Nestled in an imposing native setting, on the edge of one of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most spectacular championship golf courses and commanding spectacular coastal views, the position can never be repeated. The senses will be brought to life at Seagrass. Spacious interiors dressed in sumptuous luxury merge effortlessly with outdoor living, allowing nature to enhance your sense of seclusion. Yet Seagrass is only 15 minutes north of Byron Bay and minutes to some of the areas most unspoilt beaches.

For a personal presentation of Seagrass or for more information, call Kate McNamara of Cramer Property on 1800 663 604 or visit www.seagrassoceanshores.com.au

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POTTSVILLE BEACH

POTTSVILLE BEACH

CHEAPEST FREESTANDING HOUSE – $360,000

PRIME LOCATION GREAT HOME – $640,000

• 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Open plan living, dining & lounge • Sizeable side yard & back courtyard • 200 metres to shops, church etc • Walk 600 metres to beach & estuary

• Only 1 kilometre walk to Black Rocks beach • Quiet street, bushland nature reserve at rear. • 797sqm block, double garage • 3 bedrooms, study & ensuite to main • Covered outdoor entertaining area • Sparkling in ground pool. Fabulous home!

Contact Bruce Melville 0407 784 766 • Pid 184045

DEVELOPERS TAKE NOTE! – $520,000

TOP SPOT – GREAT BUY! – $335,000

• 2B zoning, ideal for townhouse development • Substantial 4 bed home, tandem garage • Quoted rental return of $350 per week • 200m to beach, estuary, school, bowls club • Incredible location – Live in, rent out or redevelop!

• Ground floor, back 2 bed & 2 bath unit • Almost new & in excellent condition • Single lock up garage incl large storage area • Aircon, dishwasher & private verandah • Walk only 200m to shops, restaurants etc • Beach & estuary only 800 metres away.

Contact Roger McLeod 0418 752 343 • Pid 184208

KOALA BEACH

POTTSVILLE BEACH

POTTSVILLE BEACH

POTTSVILLE BEACH

LIVE ON THE WATER AT POTTSVILLE – $675,000

• Incredible location! Swim, fish or canoe • Walk 1 min to shopping, tavern, day care • Large home, separate living areas – 4 bedrms • In ground pool, pond, entertaining area • Large block, landscaped gardens, DLUG • 20 mins to Coolangatta. Motivated vendor!

• Canal front home with 4 bedrooms + ens. • Pool & covered entertaining + DLUG • Sep lounge & open plan kitchen/dining • Walk to estuary, shopping village & tavern • A well priced entertainers home in great location POTTSVILLE WATERS Contact Bruce Melville 0407 784 766 • Pid 182325

WELL PRICED FAMILY HOME – $429,000

OCEAN GLIMPSES FAB HOUSE – $489,000

• 3 bedrooms plus study & ensuite to main • Large covered verandah with nice views • Elevated position in Stage 1 of enviro estate • 600m walk to Pottsville school & beach • Double garage & easy care garden • 3 mins drive to Pottsville village

• Stage 1 of beautiful environmental estate • 800m walk to Pottsville school & beach • Spacious verandahs + balcony from main • 3 substantial bedrooms incl main in loft • Open plan design with timber floors • Ocean glimpses, DLUG & landscaping

Contact Roger McLeod 0418 752 343 • Pid 178870

KOALA BEACH

Contact Roger McLeod 0418 752 343 • Pid 184734

4 BEDROOM CHARMER! – $480,000

BEST BEACHFRONT UNIT – $559,000

• Stage 1 of the environmental estate • 600m walk to Pottsville school & beach • 4 bedroom home main with ensuite • Wrap around verandah & large backyard • Timber floors, gourmet kitchen, open plan • Double garage & brushbox fencing

• 3rd storey middle unit with beach views • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, SLUG • Presently a furnished holiday rental • Ocean views from internal & balcony • Beautiful Hastings Point beach & estuary • Perfect to live in or use as a weekender

Contact Bruce Melville 0407 784 766 • Pid 184668

HASTINGS POINT

Contact Roger McLeod 0418 752 343 • Pid 184717

2B SITE WITH EXISTING COTTAGE – $519,000

SPACIOUS ACREAGE RETREAT – $599,000

• DA approved plans for duplex development • Existing 2 bed, 2 bath home with tenancy • 200 metres to village shops, church etc • 500 metres to crystal clear estuary • Rarely available in booming Pottsville • 20 mins to Tweed & 30 mins to Byron Bay

• 8 fab acres only 8 mins to beach & village • Quality 4 bed home, 2 bathroom home • 3 x garage, 10mx10m shed, spring fed dam • Only 3 min drive from motorway (no noise) • 20 mins to Tweed, 30 mins to Byron • Quiet cul de sac street & well maintained

Contact Roger McLeod 0418 752 343 • Pid 184726

CUDGERA CREEK (POTTSVILLE)

Contact Bruce Melville 0407 784 766 • Pid 157098

3021SQM COMMERCIAL LAND – $2,700,000

VACANT DUPLEX LAND X2 – EACH $400,000

• DA approved plans • Beside existing shopping centre • Great estuary views from land • Booming seaside town • 20 mins drive Tweed, 30 mins to Byron

• 2 vacant lots ready to build a duplex on – Lot 1 = 903 square metres – Lot 2 = 941 square metres • 4 min walk to estuary, great spot! • Rarely available product

Contact Roger McLeod 0418 752 343 • Pid 157098

POTTSVILLE WATERS Contact Bruce Melville 0407 784 766 • Pid 174465

02 6676 2997 www.pottsvillebeachrealestate.com.au 1 Coronation Avenue, Pottsville Beach

Contact Roger McLeod 0418 752 343 • Pid 183259

ESTUARY VIEWS – $599,000

POTTSVILLE WATERS Contact Roger McLeod 0418 752 343 • Pid 177503

KOALA BEACH

POTTSVILLE WATERS Contact Bruce Melville 0407 784 766 • Pid 180465

sales@pottsvillebeachrealestate.com.au

Roger McLeod 0418 752 343 Bruce Melville 0407 784 766

real people working in real property


102 December 18, 2007 Byron Shire Echo

www.echo.net.au

Real Estate Phone: (02) 6685 8466

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Scenic sanctuary

20 hectares in Federal

Charming 2 bed home on 4 scenic hectares Exotic timber floors and stained glass windows Coopers Creek frontage and swimming hole Just 5 minutes to Federal

Over a km of Wilsons Creek frontage Approved house site with 4 huge swimming holes Ideal to build your dream home Orchard with 100 mango trees

$ 909,000

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4 BEDS + MORE • Quiet cul de sac in Mullum • Master with ensuite • 806sqm block, landscaped, low maintenance gardens ideal for the family • Rear patio with views of Chincogan

STEINER SCHOOL DREAMING • Prime location with sublime privacy • Bright & inviting living opens onto north facing entertaining decks & pool • 3 Ha of paddocks, sheds and more!!! • Recommend an i