Page 1

THE BYRON SHIRE ECHO Advertising & news enquiries: Mullumbimby 02 6684 1777 Byron Bay 02 6685 5222 Fax 02 6684 1719 Available early Tuesday at: VOLUME 22 #31 TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008 22,500 copies every week Printed on 100% recycled paper

v F I L E


Robin imagines a better world


Mates recall Matthew Kidson, loyal friend Eve Jeffery

The ever positive Robin Harrison beams with the prospect of an alternative future for all.

Story & photo Lou Beaumont

‘Imagine all the people, sharing all the world’... Lennon believed it to be possible. Robin Harrison definitely shares the vision and he believes it is time to make it a reality. He imagines current and future generations living together in energy efficient villages of empowered, prosperous, creative people. He believes such sustainable communities, that combine current sustainability knowledge with corporate economic knowledge, could be the major growth industry for the 21st century. Globally we are facing unprecedented rates of population expansion. Until now, the only answer to such developmental pressures was suburbia. And, as Harrison points out, just as in any marketplace with only one product, that product will always be overpriced and substandard. Robin begs the question, ‘What if there was an alternative to suburbia? Fully funded, integrated, intentional communities have the potential to be considerably more attractive,

affordable and prosperous than suburbia. Village communities housed in high quality, sustainable dwellings – attractive to both investors and developers alike – would integrate sustainable methods such as permaculture, biodynamics, alternative energy, and most impor tantly, mutually empowering communication skills to live in harmony with the earth and each other. ‘The community group would be able to draw upon a multitude of individual skills to create a successful whole. Perhaps it is not the only option for our future, as humans are undeniably adaptable, but, perhaps it is the only option for a prosperous future. ‘In the global money market there is an enormous amount of money looking for a secure, sustainably growing investment home, preferably at better than market returns. There is the potential to offer superior products in both the investment and development markets, creating a corporate organism which,

in turn, produces superior products for a sustainable future. Such a corporate organism would be economically very powerful and certainly more rational than its alternative.’ Robin and friends have constructed a website www. with the specific aim of making the connection between sustainability and corporate economic knowledge. Robin hopes it will explain this alternative opportunity and stimulate engagement from all walks of life. Robin feels strongly that this particular dream and vision is an amalgamation of many years and many visionaries. He believes it to be everyone’s vision, just as it’s everyone’s future. Any input on improving and enhancing the communication of this idea is welcome. Harrison hopes this concept will land under many corporate entrepreneurial noses. You may say he’s a dreamer, but he’s not the only one. Many have imagined for a long time that the world can live as one.

My name is Matthew. I like football, the beach and all sports. I just finished year 12. I miss school already. I hate people that are angry. Add (me) if you want but I am boring to talk to. These are the words written by Mathew Kidson on the first page of his My Space. Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer is the song Matty chose for his web page guests to listen to. The rest of the page is full of tributes and the outpouring of love and sadness for a young man so deeply missed that most can’t believe he is gone. Matthew Ray Kidson was tragically taken from the world on the afternoon of Sunday January 6. He was thrown from the car he was driving when it collided with another on the Brunswick Valley Way and he died at the scene soon after. Speaking to those who knew and loved Matthew is to get a real sense of who he was: a fine sportsman, a loyal

friend and a cheeky clown who could win anyone over simply because he was such a great person with a smile for anyone. Matthew was born in Shoalhaven Heads Hospital and lived at Nowra until he moved to Ocean Shores when he was eight, and many of the friends he has today were people who met him in those first few months after his arrival, as Matthew, or ‘Kidson’ as his mates best knew him, was into everything. He gathered hundreds of friends as he travelled his path firstly at Ocean Shores Primary School then Mt Patrick’s College at Murwillumbah and through his association with several clubs. Joel Christie was Matthew’s rugby league under 18s coach for 2007. During the season Joel saw him four days a week. He said that Matthew was an excellent player who was in the rep team and in the academy squad. ‘He was a

brilliant kid,’ says Joel, ‘most people have something they are good at. Matty was excellent at sport, any sport. He was just good at it and he took his fitness seriously.’ Joel felt, as did many others who knew him, that Matthew was a great team player. ‘His influence during a game was amazing. On the football field he was fearless. He lifted the other players and was a real protector to his team mates. I looked to him as a guardian for the team, because when Matty was out there we all felt safer. Others just didn’t have the same presence.’ Joel remembers Matthew as a happy person. ‘He was a massive lad but a big softie and I have never heard a bad word said about him. Even if he was mucking about at training I just couldn’t get angry at him, he had an infectious grin, you just had to laugh. Matthew’s club mates are broken hearted. ‘His team have all been hanging around continued on page 2

Rowing team mates, from left, Sam Martin, Matthew Kidson, Trent Richardson and Sam Condie.

2 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Local News BYRON BAY MATT TOWNER Has a database of over 8000 prospective buyers receiving his email newsletter, so if you really want to sell... Phone: 02 6685 6222 Mobile: 0414 185 976 Email: 15 FLETCHER STREET PHONE: 02 6685 6222

F irst Sale of 2008!  Lightforce -Byron s Mac& iPod Centre


On Sale while stocks last : *Macbook Combo - $1599 $1559 Macbook Super - $1899 $1859


Add a JBL Spot Speaker System for $150 w/Macbook purchase!

iMac 20” 2.0Ghz - $1698 On Sale while stocks last : iMac 24” 2.4Ghz - $2599 $2549

* a JBL Spot Speaker System *Add$150 for w/Macbook purchase!

JBL Spot Speakers Now $150 w/Macbook purchase (rrp $229)

iPod Touch 8Gb $419 - 16Gb $549 iPod Classics • Silver or Black 80 Gb $349 - 160 Gb $479 Add a skin or hard case @ 25% off!


in stock: iPod Nano Eight GbBlack-Blue-Silver -$279 ea. Add a skin or hard case @ 25% off!


*NOTE: this ad must be presented for this sale Lightforce - Byron Shire’s Only Apple Warranty Centre m-th 10-6 • fri 10-5 • sat 10 -1

1/10 Brigantine St. Byr on Bay 6685 8796

Mates recall Matthew Kidson, loyal friend From front page

together every day. There are some really devastated kids out there, they are comforting each other.’ Matthew was also a member of the Brunswick Heads Surf Life Savers. He was travelling home from his first shift patrolling the beach at Brunswick Heads when he died. Stuart White is the boat sweep and coach of the rowing team which Mathew joined last October. A week later he got his bronze medal. Stuart is another person who feels that even though he didn’t know Matthew for very long, the time they spent together was jam packed. ‘When you spend a lot of hours training in the boat and travelling to competitions you get to know someone pretty quickly.’

Stuart says he and the crew are terribly saddened by the sudden tragic loss of their team mate. ‘He was the sort of boy that everyone wished they could be like. He made everyone in the team get excited about competing and he gave everyone inspiration. He was not afraid of big surf and he got everyone geed up.’ The remaining members of the crew are doing the best to support each other. ‘The boat crew got together last Monday. There is only five of us including Matt, a small group and we are close knit. The boys have a plan to help each other through this.’ Best mates Sam Martin and Trent and Dean Richardson spoke to The Echo. They along with friend Sam Condie are the other members of the rowing team and

are still numbed by the loss. Dean was travelling in a another car behind Matthew on the day of the accident as they had both just finished a surf patrol together. ‘It was his first patrol,’ said Dean ‘He was really happy about that. He had just got his Bronze a few months ago.‘ All three boys laughingly agreed that he was really excited about it. ‘He always wanted to wear the uniform!’ they said. Dean recalled his love of both football and his imaginary friends. ‘Bob Frawley was his invisible mate and he had an invisible sheep called Henry. I still don’t know how he made the noise of that sheep.’ ‘He did everything with a smile,’ said the boys, their words tumbling out over the top of each other in an effort to express how much they

loved Matthew, ‘Kidson was in the choir, he always said he made the choir cool. He had a cheeky grin that was infectious. No matter what he did he was successful at it, because he was a genuine person who was always accepting and inclusive. He never judged anyone. He was like a brother to us. He made us feel safe.’ No longer will his mates receive the famous ‘what’s doin’ text, Matthew’s call to come and play. His football coach Joel summed up what most felt. ‘If you spoke to Matty once or twice he was your friend. So many people who only met him once consider him a friend, he was that sort of person. When he died everyone lost a friend.’ The funeral for Matthew was held at Mt St Patrick’s on Monday.

Draft strategic plan for Bruns foreshore on display NSW Minister for Lands Tony Kelly has announced a draft strategic planning study for Crown lands at Brunswick Heads is on public exhibition. Mr Kelly said, ‘Now is the time for the community to have their say on the future of this important public land. ‘The study provides a stra-

tegic plan which revitalises the Brunswick Heads foreshore lands and improves public and commercial infrastructure under a cooperative and integrated planning and management framework. ‘It examines all of the Crown lands between the Bowling Club and the

Brunswick River, including land west of Ferry Reserve along the foreshore to the surf club. The study recognises Brunswick Heads is a coastal village in a unique location where the simple pleasures can be enjoyed and builds upon these unique qualities to improve connectivity between areas

and quality of enjoyment for residents and visitors.’ The study is on exhibition until February 22 and is available to view on the Lands website at www.lands., Department of Lands Grafton office, Level 1, 76 Victoria Street, and the Brunswick Heads Library in Fingal Street.

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 3

Local News

Skaters still wait for Bruns park Story & photo Eve Jeffery A few years is a long time when you are ten years old. Bibi Bradbury now 13, feels like he has been waiting forever to be able to skate in Brunswick Heads. Byron Shire Council has been to-ing and fro-ing about this issue and the kids are jack of it. Bibi’s dad David has also had enough. ‘There is a DA before Council. There have been a series of meetings and several attempts to speak to council. The kids get disillusioned as there isn’t any feedback from Council and it doesn’t seem to be progressing.’ David is concerned about safety issue with the kids from the north of the shire having to hitch to use a park. ‘I pick up kids all the time who are hitchhiking. They just want to skate but they have to go to Mullum.’ All Bibi and his mates want to do is to be able to skate without having to travel too far to do it. The people in Bruns CBD are getting sick of the kids on their footpaths and the kids are over using the paths. ‘I skate in town sometimes or over at the Mullumbimby park,’ says Bibi, ’but I can never get there unless Mum or Dad take me. ‘We don’t want to hassle the people in town. We try to get over to the Mullum park but on the weekend it is packed and the one over at Suffolk is even worse. At least if they had left the old wooden ramps up on the tennis courts we could have had some fun. But they took them down and kept promising us a new skate park.’ Byron Shire Councillor and Brunswick Heads resident Diane Woods feels for the kids. ‘It is essential for

Bibi Bradury and friend Mason Gwyther in the remnants of the old skating area at the tennis courts in Brunswick Heads,

these kids to have a skate park, and they get disheartened when we say it will happen and it doesn’t. The kids are learning at a young age

not to trust Council’s word because we told them it would be done by last year.’ Cr Woods says that the project is moving forward

but at a slow pace. The site at the Stan Thomson Park has been identified and the funds have been allocated but there are little niggling obstacles that keep cropping up. ‘We just begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel when another blockage appears,’ she says. As crown land the site was thought to not need a plan of management but it is a Council requirement. The plan, which was put on hold while the author went on holidays over Christmas, will go before council by March. The DA is currently being prepared and will be ready to be submitted to Council as soon as the other plan requirements have been met. The ‘Bruns SK8’ committee who is overseeing the manifestation of the park, are putting their all into getting this through. ‘It has been a complex process,’ says Diane, ‘it has been two years and we are still hanging in there. Some of the committee members have other jobs and businesses of their own and this is taxing of both time and energy, but they are doing their absolute best to push it through.’

Police wait on flood victim DNA test The body of a female flood victim, whose body was found near Williams Bridge at Main Arm last Wednesday January 9 during an extensive search, is yet to be formally identified. While friends of missing Main Arm resident and mother of three, Christy Moffitt, believe that the body could be that of their friend, Inspector Owen King of Byron Bay Police was quick to confirm that the body has

not been officially identified. Inspector King told The Echo, ‘DNA testing is continuing and we expect to have formal identification sometime this week.’ Inspector King also said it was not clear exactly what happened to the flood victim. It is believed she tried to cross the flooded causeway in her car which was subsequently washed from the crossing. The car, which was found

about 30m from the crossing, had its windows down and it is thought the woman was washed downstream as she tried to leave the vehicle. Her body was found another 100m from where the car was located. The search conducted by Police and SES volunteers was triggered by a missing persons report made to them on Tuesday January 8. The body of the flood victim was found the following day.

QUAYSIDE SUBARU Your local Subaru dealer DNA Furniture Gallery now at Byron Designworks. Locally designed, hand-crafted, innovative, striking, captivating.

For professional & personalised service

Call David Mackney For an obligation free test drive on the MY08 range

6686 5111 0405 047 888 Corner Ronan Place & Pacific Highway, Ballina NSW 2478 Fully qualified service department

3 Ti-Tree Place, Byron Bay Arts & Industry Estate 6685 5714

DLN 18553

more than just the best price Sunbeam Fresh Start Juicer 850 Watts SAVE $80

$ 98 Sharp High Power Mini Component System • • • •

PMPO 3800W (RMS 150W/ch) Play exchange WMA, MP3 & CD-R/RW playback 2 line text navigation for MP3 & WMA playback

$ 249

Tedelex 51cm Colour TV LIMITED STOCK

$ 149 Panasonic 32” (81cm) Viera HD Digital LCD TV • 1366 x 768 resolution • Viera Link • 2 x HDMI • 8,500:1 contrast ratio BUILT-IN HD TUNER

$ 1199 Omega 900mm Electric Oven with Five Burner Gas Hob & 900mm Canopy Rangehood • 5 cooking functions plus defrost • Twin fan forced • Digital minute timer with LED screen • Bonus canopy rangehood + bonus griddle plate Ask our staff for the best cash price and save $$$


Samsung 395L Frost Free Fridge • Multi-flow cooling • Silver Nano deodoriser *$50 CASHBACK $748 BEFORE CASHBACK

$ 698*

RETRAVISION LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE If you find a cheaper advertised price on any item we stock

WE’LL BEAT IT! Conditions apply, see instore for details

BRIDGLANDS 106 Stuart St, Mullumbimby 6684 2511

4 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Byron Bay NOW OPEN 7 DAYS Monday - Sunday 8am - 9pm during daylight savings OPEN TIL Specials available from Tuesday 15th January to Sunday 20th January 2008. 9PM

Bundaberg Ginger Beer

Paradise Veri Deli Crackers

$ 69

$ 19



180g/ 200g vars












$ 48


625g vars


Cnr. Bayshore Drive & Sunrise Boulevard Ph: 02 6680 7455 Fax: 02 6680 9755


$ 99

Borg’s Pastizzis


49 Hoki Fillets


Budget Rib Fillet







Pork Cutlets


Boneless Leg Ham

$ 99

Continental Cucumbers



56-72 Packs

Blueberries Punnet


Willow Cooler 25 Litre



250ml vars



Snugglers Jumbo Nappies

$ 99




600ml vars

Paul Newman’s Own Dressing

1kg Pre Packed Carrots Bag

Kellogg’s Cornflakes

$ 59


4 Pack x 375ml




Mainland Cheese Slices

$ 79


210g vars

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 5

Local News

Kite festival planned for Lennox Jann Gilbert As a child g rowing up in Holland Deborah Grea tbatch has many happy memories of fl ying kites with her father. So when she and husband Philip recently emigrated from the UK to the North Coast with their tw o young children and they couldn’t find a kite shop they just knew they had to open one. ‘Kite flying is such g reat fun for everyone; kids, adults, teenagers, all the f amily. There’s so much open space here.We have people coming in saying, “I want to get my son away from the computer” so they get a kite to get them outdoors. It’s a fun, healthy thing to do ,’ says Deborah. Since opening Cool Breeze Kites in Lennox Head only a month ago Deborah and Philip have enjoyed seeing more people discover the joy of kite flying, and they’d like to see it become a f amiliar part of the landscape on the North Coast. ‘We want to start planning for a kite festiv al on Good Friday this y ear. It’s traditional in Holland to fl y kites on Good Fr iday and w e’d love to see it become part of the lifestyle here,’ says Deborah. ‘We’d like to get the local schools and the com-


6685 5212

response to the fi rst session they’re hoping to be able to 16 BRIGANTINE ST, ARTS & INDUSTRY ESTATE BYRON BAY make it a regular gathering. ‘Sometimes people just need a little help to get them flying successfully. It’s easy, you just need to know how,’ says Deborah. ‘We’re happy to help. Bring along your kite or come and see ho w it’s done with one of ours.’ Deborah and Philip would be happy to speak to anyone COME IN interested in helping them & GRAB A plan and organise the kite festival on Good Friday, and BARGAIN any suggestions for a judge for the competition w ould also be g ratefully accepted. If you can help or you’d like information on the kite training session call Deborah or Philip on 6687 7695.


Photo courtesy Cool Breeze Kites

Hospitality munity involved as w ell as tourists. ‘The aim is for young and old to make their o wn kites and fly them on the beach at Lennox. A competition for the most interesting design, with a gold coin donation as entry fee, would raise funds for local community organisations like the pla ygroup and the surf lifesa ving club, and we’ll donate one of our beautiful kites to the winners

in each age ca tegory. The festival would also allo w other community organisations to raise funds through food stalls or a sausage sizzle.’ As a prelude to the kite festival Deborah and Philip are organising a kite fl ying training session on the beach in front of the playground on Thursday January 17 at 4pm (weather permitting!). Depending upon the

Byron Youth Service is conducting a free hospitality skills course from February 12 to April 24. The course will require a commitment of three days a week for ten weeks and is open to an y young person who is unemployed and betw een 15-24 years of age. The course will cover serving tables, making drinks and commercial cooking. Contact Renee Simons at BYS on 6685 7777.

10-50% OFF!


We are now fully licensed

OPEN 6 DAYS Monday to Saturday Dinner from 5.30pm HAPPY COCKTAIL HOUR 5:30 - 6:30PM $16.90 FOR COCKTAIL & ENTREE OF CHOICE

5/2 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay Phone 6685 5151


New Summer Menu

Available for parties and other functions HAPPY COCKTAIL HOUR 5:30 - 6:30PM $16.90 FOR COCKTAIL & ENTREE OF CHOICE


6 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 7

Local News Emotional farewell for much-loved local

Youth crew wanted If you want to take on the adventure of a lifetime that will also give you teamwork and leadership skills – apply now to be a member of a youth crew on the tall ship Young Endeavour. A voyage on the Young Endeavour, a sailing ship built with cutting-edge technology, as a member of a youth crew aged 16-23, involves 11 days at sea, living and working with 23 other young people. Applications for a berth can be entered online at or on 1800 020 444.

BULK BILLING • General practice • Family medicine • Minor surgery • Women’s health • Emergencies • Skin checks • Childhood immunisations • Work Cover • Travel vaccinations • Yellow Fever vaccinations • Driver’s licence medicals • Pre-employment medicals

Mon - Fri 8am - 5:30pm • Sat 8am-1pm Shop 2, Byron West Shopping Fair 8 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay Phone now for an appointment or just call in

6680 7919

Surrounded by family and friends, Mark’s beloved bike heads the funeral procession.

Jann Gilbert A large crowd of family and friends packed St Finbarrs Catholic Church to say farewell to a much-loved son of Byron Bay, Mark William Edward Wallace. In an emotional ceremony Mark was remembered as a decent, loving, devoted and gentle man who loved a chat. Eulogies from family and friends highlighted his pas-

sionate, generous spirit and his infectious grin and laughter. Mark’s daughter Tara described their unique relationship and told the assembled crowd that the ‘most important thing he taught me is that life is what you choose to do in the time you have.’ Sister Becky Wallace remembered a brother who could ‘turn nothing into something and that if one

word could describe him it would be true; a true brother, a true son, a true father and a true friend.’ Mark died suddenly in tragic circumstances just over a week ago following an incident in Tweed Heads. Father Anthony called Mark’s death an ‘incomprehensible tragedy that came without warning and left his family and friends devastated.’

Ryan’s lucky day in the surf Eve Jeffery Last Wednesday was the luckiest day of Ryan Cullen’s life. What started out as a bit of fun at the beach soon turned to terror when Ryan and three of his mates found themselves at the mercy of a rip on South Golden Beach. Ryan, who turned 14 last Saturday, is grateful he made it to another birthday after he and friends Katelyn, Ashley and Hughie launched a blow-up boat into the surf. ‘We were in front of the flags, our parents always tell us “stay in front of the flags” and we did, but it all happened in such a small amount of time, it just happened all of a sudden. One moment we were in the boat having fun, the next thing we were all panicked.’ Ryan says that the boat got caught in a rip and moved off the sandbank they were near. A wave broke over them and the boat capsized and too late they realised that they couldn’t touch the bottom. Ashley was able to get back into the boat and Katelyn and Hughie who were

further ashore got a foothold on the sandbank and managed to catch the next wave in while Ryan was being sucked out. ‘Ashley started to wave for the guard,’ said Ryan, ‘and I just tried to stay as relaxed as I could and remembered all the things I had been told, like not struggling. ‘I didn’t swim. I just stayed calm and waited for the life saver because I have heard that some people swim and get tired and that’s what stuffs them up. I just floated on my back, I thought that’s the best way of staying alive, then the life guard came out on a surf ski and picked me up.’ Stephen Leahy from Surf Life Saving NSW says that conditions have been rough and that life guards have been kept busy. He says the guard on the beach last week was Greg Meharg from Ballina, one of hundreds of guards who patrol our beaches and save lives on a daily basis. Ryan says that he and his mates made a card for Greg and took it along with some chocolates to the beach as a

thankyou, a very small token of their appreciation. Ryan’s mother Sue says that living near the beach has made them aware of the need to educate their children. It was her words ringing in her son’s ears when he was caught in the rip. ‘We have stressed to them what to do in a rip,’ says Sue. ‘Every parent should talk to their children about what to do in a rip. Even the strongest swimmers get in trouble. One minute you think you are safe the next you aren’t. ‘Life guards have got to be appreciated for what they do. My day could have ended very differently if not for his actions. I can’t thank him enough, words just can’t express it.’ And has Ryan learned his lesson? ‘You always think “how could something happen, just out there?” You never really think anything could happen. ‘We are glad we listened to our parents. I think we were too far out for the conditions. I am just so glad Greg was there, he saved my life. Life savers are true heroes.’

Learn about the wonders of the sea Visitors to the Byron Bay region, locals and divers will have the chance to learn about the diverse marine environment through a series of regular educational talks to be held at the Byron Bay Community and Cultural Centre, starting on Thursday

January 24. Oceanteach, a new initiative of the Pacific Marinelife Institute, the Southern Cross University Whale Research Centre and Whales Alive, is designed to raise awareness of the marine environment, its ecology and conservation.

The Oceanteach presentations will cost $11 adults, $8 children and students $9. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Group bookings can be made by email to or by phone 0407 646 069.

OPEN 7 DAYS 6680 5139

POOL WORLD HAS ARRIVED AT OCEAN SHORES TRUE VALUE • Latest pool testing equipment used all done free of charge • The only qualified Pool Fast Technician in the area supplying trade quality chemicals • Join our pool club for special discounts • The latest frameless pool shapes and sizes available


val Poo 6.2m x 3.8 l m


WE ALSO OFFER A FULL RANGE OF BUILDING SUPPLIES • GYPROCK • TREATED PINE • LATTICE • COLORBOND ROOFING Full camping range including Kookaburra, Coleman and Primus products Outdoor settings and BBQs to complement your pool area Remember if it’s not cheap it’s not Charlie’s


6680 5139


8 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Local News

Building or renovating?

Come and see us for all your kitchen and bathroom needs.

Kitchen Bathroom Laundry aundry Specialists Phone 6687 2275 Bangalow low Industrial Estate Open 10am – 5pm

New Summer Menu

Happy Hour 5-7pm TWO COCKTAILS FOR $20

“Happy Hour everyday”

Daily Breakfast Special with coffee $13

Batbus takes to the high seas The Batbus Youth Committee from Byron Bay High School celebrated the holidays by kayaking with Go Sea Kayaks in the Bay. The students have met regularly at the school through the year to support and advise policies for the Batbus and they were ready to celebrate with something different. Go Sea Kayaks organised a wonderful morning at a very generous price for this community group. Batbus management committee members and the coordinator Melissa Armstrong also went along. The kayaking trip was a great way to unwind by being both relaxing and challenging and an opportunity to see Byron Bay from another perspective. ‘The Batbus Youth Committee provides a valuable service by ensuring that the Batbus meets the needs of the youth of Byron Shire,’

Batbus Youth Committee members Rebecca Kilpatrick, left, and Holly Stanton Gillan enjoy kayaking.

said Melissa Armstrong. ‘Our service is incredibly grateful for the voluntary work that these young people do and to be able to give back to them by going kaya-

king together was lots of fun. ‘The Batbus has operated in our Shire for over 15 years and part of the success of the model is the input of young

people. This is their service and their voice is important.’ More information on the Batbus can found at www. or by calling 6685 8771.

Chance to speak up on health issues, says Cancer Council The Cancer Council NSW in Lismore to give North- individuals to take action tions and cancer organisations.’ River’s residents to speak carers and other concerned ‘Our advocacy training is If you would like to take up on health issues and community members a open to anyone in the action against cancer, call insist their concerns are voice. Northern Rivers or Mid Kelly Williams at The Canaddressed. The Cancer Diana Fisher from the North Coast community cer Council head office on Council NSW is holding Ballina Regional Office of who wants to gain the skills 9334 1748 or you can fax free advocacy training ses- Cancer Council NSW to influence the Govern- her on 9356 3866 or email sions on Friday February believes this is a unique ment, the health system, by 29 and Saturday March 1 opportunity for concerned clinicians, research institu- January 16.

Daily changing dinner specials is encouraging Northern ern Rivers cancer patients, against cancer. TWO COURSES FROM $25 including vino

NT 07 RESTAURA T 06 / E F A C T N ES WINNER: BBEST NEW RESTAURA : R E N IN W Open 7 days from 6am (02) 6680 7994

EfnFg\e @e]fidXk`fe>Xcc\ip

Efkpfli\m\ip[Xp9pife9Xp_`[\XnXp =fidfi\[\kX`cjZXcc(*''./'/,, fiY\kk\ijk`ccm`j`klj% @e]fidXk`fe>Xcc\ip Fg\e;X`cp((XdÆ,gd 9Xpj_fi\;i`m\9pife9Xp

Northbeach Byron Pacific Hwy

Efik_Y\XZ_9pife`jXle`hl\[\m\cfgd\ekXkfe\n`k_k_\eXkliXc\em`ifed\ek% I\Õ\Zk`e^9pife9XpËj`Zfe`Z8ljkiXc`XeY\XZ_c`]\jkpc\#`k`jj\kXdfe^jkXclj_ )*'XZi\jf]ZfXjkXciX`e]fi\jk\eafp`e^)bdf]efik_]XZ`e^Y\XZ_]ifek% @]pflËi\cffb`e^]fik_\lck`dXk\ZfXjkXcY\XZ__flj\#pflËcce\m\ij\\Xepk_`e^ c`b\`k`e9pifeX^X`e%


Belongil Beach Ewingsdale Rd

Cape Byron Lighthouse Byron Bay

Tallow Beach Ballina

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 9

Local News

Local man assists Brazilian children Eve Jeffery The third highest cause of death in the Farol district of Brazil is murder . This includes children. A nine year old boy was shot recently when he stepped out of his home and into the ďŹ ring line of a drug war. Sixty ďŹ ve percent of mothers in this area are prostitutes, and this can often lead to disease which they then bring home to their families. Child prostitution is rife and life is cheap. In fact it’s worth $480, that’s how much it will cost to support one child for a year in a part of the world where even an intact f amily will still go hung ry because there is not enough work for the adults to feed their babies, yet a few miles down the road in F ortaleza, millions of tour ist dollars are spent yearly. This is a country where the contrast between the r ich and the poor is visible daily. Ocean Shores resident Ted Harvey intends to raise $480 enough times to support 100 children for ten y ears. Ted, who is the founder of Rock Photo Aid, is already using the money he raised from the first exhibition of his long lost Led Zeppelin photos to support young Brazilian girl Debra. On a recent visit to Brazil, Ted met his sponsored child through an organisa tion known as CLUBINHO , a charitable program whose aim is to pro vide hundreds of Brazilian youngsters with at least one meal a da y, as well as clothing and the

We’ve hired a top barista. You be the judge. MACADAMIA T H E

 C A S T L E 

10 minutes south from Byron Bay along the Pacific Highway • 6687 8432



Ted’s sponsorship recipient Debra, with Ted, her friend Miela, CLUBINHO founder Hosanna Cardoso de Brito and the inspiration for the program, Jefferson.

encouragement to continue their education. At the centre where Ted visited Debra, they provided 646 children a da y with a meal. This is only one centre among many. ‘This is an area that is very violent,’ said Ted. ‘There is a 100 y ear history of prostitution, it is the destiny of the children who start young. There is a lot of disease and a lot of genuine families who are poor because they just cannot ďŹ nd work. ‘This is an area tha t is ruled by drug lords, they call them bandits. A few hour s before I arrived four bandits had been killed exchang ing bullets and a little bo y was shot in the arm in the crossďŹ re. He will reco ver but he doesn’t want to go back to his house. He is v ery trau-

matised. How do y ou get over that?’ CLUBINHO founder Hosanna Cardoso de Br ito started the group after a conversation with a small bo y called Jefferson who didn’ t have a toe. When Hosanna asked him what happened to his toe he told her ‘a rat ate it’. On fur ther investigation Hosanna found out tha t when Jefferson’s drug addicted mother had him, she left him to die on a r ubbish heap where in f act rats did start to eat him. He lay there all night until someone found him the next day. Hosanna was compelled to help J efferson and other children like him and Ted is compelled to help her do it to the tune of $500,000. Ted took the original Led Zep photos in the summer of

Ac t i v i t ie s include: Po t te r y, Ce ramic Pain t ing , Illus t rat ion, Pain t ing on c anvas, Windo w Pain t ing , Tie Dying , Bat ik , Scree n Pr in t ing , Be ading & Sculp t ure

1971-72 on a P entax camera. He hopes tha t at some time over the next two years &ULLDAY AM PM he will be able to tra vel the (ALF$AY AM PMORPM PM exhibition to the UK and the ,IGHTREFRESHMENTSINCLUDED US where the photos are 'ROWNuPSDONTFEELLEFTOUT 4HEREARELOADSOFCERAMICPIECESREADYFORYOUTOPAINT long awaited by Led Zep fans – a recent re-for mation &OR7ORKSHOP"OOKINGS0H of the band attracted 95 mil.OBOOKINGSREQUIREDFORcASUALvISITS lion ticket requests. 6ISITUSTODAYAT-ARVELL3TREET"YRON"AY The exhibition of the Led Zeppelin concert shots will run from January 19 to Sunday March 2 at the S H Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney. Ted can be seen on this Fr iday’s ABC 7.30 Report. The Led Zeppelin photographic exhibition T-Shirts are available from Gypsy Le Fay in Brunswick Heads. All proceeds go to Rock Photo Aid. To purchase pr ints of the photos or for more information about the show visit

Win $1,000 in wetland photo competition To help celebrate World Wetlands Day in early February a photographic competition is offering everyone the chance to win $1000 ďŹ rst prize by captur ing the essence or moods of NSW wetlands. The Department of Environment and Clima te Change (DECC) is sponsoring the $1000 Photog ra-

phy Award as part of a range of art awards offered by WetlandCare Australia. DECC Wetlands & Water Officer, Hugh Rober tson, said the photog raphy competition is a g reat holiday activity for adults and children to celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2. ‘Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People is the theme

of World Wetlands Day 2008, and the DECC Photog raphy Award encourages local community and holida ymakers to explore and capture their exper iences of wetlands across inland and coastal NSW,’ Mr Rober tson said. ‘One of the main reasons for DECC sponsoring these a wards is to promote the conser vation and

sustainable use of wetlands. The DECC Photography Award has three ca tegories – Open (all ages), Childrens’ Senior (ages 12-17) and Childrens’ Junior (ages 4-11). Entries close at 5pm on Monday January 21. For information and entry forms visit the WetlandCare Australia website





FEBRUARY 2008 Lose weight E




Shop 3/7 Lawson St, Byron Bay

6680 9540


Non-invasive laser therapy

The Stop Smoking Clinic

07 5599 2041 or

1300 GIVEUP (1300 448 387)

Success is painless & relaxing Ballina Coffs Harbour Port Macquarie Tweed Heads

The most beautiful setting... overlooking Byron Bay


Farmers Market Menu 4 COURSES FOR $35 “Local Produce, Global Flavours�

Sunday Lunch 3 COURSES $35

Group Parties FROM $35pp

ERER 07 URANT CATT 06 & 07 A T S E R T S WINNER BEEST BYO RESTAURAN FINALIST B Dinner Thurs-Sun | Lunch Fri-Sun 02 6684 7273 bookings preferred

10 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo


The Rudd team gets to work Vol 22 #31

January 15, 2008

Corporate responsibility In 1906 the great American journalist Ambrose Bierce (see the appreciation society at www.biercephile. com) defined a corporation as ‘an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility’. Not much has changed in a hundred years, you might think. Many large corporations act as if they are above the law and, in the rarefied atmosphere of the corporate boardroom, the directors can delude themselves they are indeed masters of the universe. This happened to media mogul Conrad Black and the high fliers at Enron, and in Australia, the young bloods of corporate excess at insurer HIH. However there are many corporations who are not just islands of greed in the sea of society but recognise their larger responsibilities to the community from whence their clients come. The Northern Rivers Social Development Council ( is helping local business, and national companies doing business in our region, come to an understanding of the role of the good corporate citizen. On its website is a downloadable brochure developed by the Northern Rivers Regional Development Board which outlines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It suggests corporations look at the environmental impacts of their business, the ways in which they can provide community support, and the ethics generated within the corporation itself. The advantages of a good corporate citizen in the community are obvious. There are also benefits to the corporation – consumers are attracted to companies which give back to the community, take into account environmental concerns such as climate change by for example buying green power, and create a positive work environment for their employees. A recent good example of CSR is that of Southern Cross University setting up an education fund with Peter and Julianne Bowen through the auspices of the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) – see story page 19. It will help students pay for their tertiary courses, something the federal government should be doing more of in any case. Any corporations – and smaller businesses – getting an itch to be socially responsible will find the NRCF a good place to start at It is supported by an enthusiastic bunch of local donors who are happy to spread the philanthropy bug.

The Byron Shire Echo (established 1986)


nd this, as they say, is where the story really starts. The government is officially back to work preparing to launch itself across the uncharted seas of its election promises. It is not as if the holiday period has been entirely unproductive; apart from the headline items like Bali and Iraq, there has been a fair amount of activity behind the scenes. Legislation is prepared for the early elimination of AWAs, work is well advanced on an apology to the stolen generation, and a review is under way of the grants system to eliminate the corruption of secret ministerial vetoes and approvals and end the pernicious practice of stopping grants to environmental and charitable organisations that criticise government policy. A government vessel is on the track of the Japanese whalers in the Antarctic Protection Zone. All the new ministers are receiving a crash-course from their departments (and, it is to be hoped, vice-versa) and in spite of the snide comments of the Murdoch tabloids, it is considered unlikely that our workaholic Prime Minister has spent the entire break with his feet up watching television while drinking beer and eating party pies. However this is the week where it all starts happening – or at least the week when Kevin Rudd and his merry band start making the hard decisions about exactly what ‘it’ is going to entail, at least for the next couple of years. As has been made painfully clear, some of the promises, especially those made with the intent of neutralising as much as possible of John Howard’s farewell

bribe fest, were, to put it mildly, extravagant. The biggest and meanest of them, the elephant preparing to rampage through an already over-heated economy, is of course the tax cuts. Rudd did not quite match Howard’s bid of $34 billion; he had the decency to pare a bit off the edges. But $31 billion is still a lot of loot, no matter how you spin it. In a situation where the smart money is on yet another official interest rate rise in February and when the banks are already slotting in unofficial rises to preserve their record profit margins, it must at least be asked whether providing a hefty increase in available spending money is quite the conservative economic manage-

are promptly eaten up by increases in interest rates, never mind the wider damage that a spending spree would do to the economy. The clever thing to do, from both a political and an economic point of view, would be to hand the money back to taxpayers, but as superannuation, not as an immediate cut; this would avoid putting any pressure on inflation while returning the cash. But this would involve breaking an election promise, and no amount of Howard-style legalistic weaselling could deny it. In this case honesty is simply not the best policy, and the cabinet will have to make the choice. Welcome to the real world of government, Messrs Rudd and Swan.

As has been made painfully clear, some of the promises were, to put it mildly, extravagant. by Mungo MacCallum ment Rudd and his treasurer, Wayne Swan, boasted of during the election campaign. Obviously, Rudd is anxious to keep faith with the voters; he would seriously hate being accused of carrying on the Howard tradition of core and non-core promises. But keeping faith can be looked at in a broader context than just the tax cuts. Rudd’s overall promise was to reduce the burden on working families; for months we heard it every waking hour and one suspects that Labor members were mouthing it in their sleep. This is what he is pledged to deliver, and he simply can’t deliver it through a bonanza of tax cuts which


nd while they’re at it, the ministers might like to consider whether other aspects of the me-tooism they indulged in as strategic electioneering should really be considered immutable. The year opened with the leaking of a report from the Education Department which confirmed what every student of the subject already knew: the Howard government’s schools funding policy is simply unconscionable. Even in its own highly dubious terms (grants to private schools are calculated on the basis of the postcodes of the areas from which students come) it has failed miserably. The distortions in the sys-

tem have gone beyond the absurd into the truly obscene. They have resulted in huge overpayments to some of the richest schools in the country; the ones that actually declare annual profits of millions of dollars. It will be recalled that one of Howard’s justifications for making the payments to schools which quite clearly did not need them for any recognised educational purpose was that it would enable the schools to reduce their fees; perhaps some of the children of the deserving poor could also partake of the underground centrally heated rifle ranges and the annual excursions to the cheese and wine tastings of southern France. It need hardly be said that this has not happened; fees continue to soar above and beyond the rate of inflation. The evidence is clear, the official verdict is in: the system is a crock, and a pretty corrupted one at that. And yet, Rudd made a pledge to keep it going until 2012. This is a promise that can and should be broken: it is a promise akin to one that guarantees he will keep burning down orphanages for the next four years because that’s what his predecessor did.The whole point is that he is not his predecessor: that’s why we elected him. If he made some foolish promise in the process, he can sort that out with his religious advisers. Politics, economics and common decency, not to mention a new report which provides a perfect excuse, demand that it be declared non-binding forthwith. He should take a deep breath and give it the flick. And then he might like to take another look at the private health insurance rebate…

Hear Dr. Patricia Bragg World Famous Health Authority

Nicholas Shand 1948–1996

Founding Editor

Publisher David Lovejoy Editor Michael McDonald Photographer Jeff Dawson Advertising Manager Angela Cornell Accounts Manager Simon Haslam Production Manager Ziggi Browning ‘The job of a newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.’ Finley Peter Dunne 1867-1936

© 2008 Echo Publications Pty Ltd Village Way, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby Phone 02 6684 1777 Fax 02 6684 1719 Byron Bay: 95 Jonson St. Phone 02 6685 5222 Printer: Horton Media Australia Ltd Reg. by Aust. Post Pub. No. NBF9237 Unsolicited contributions are welcome but, given the volume of material we receive, not all submissions will be acknowledged. Email to is the preferred means of receipt.

Famous Bragg Healthy Lifestyle teaches you how to: • Live a longer, healthier, happier, self-fulfilling life! • Learn to take charge of your health and life! • Enjoy a painless, tireless, ageless body at any age! • Proven & used world-wide by millions of followers!

Dr. Patricia Bragg • Health advisor to stars – Madonna, Eastwood, Hanks, Beach Boys and champion athletes • Author of 23 Health books, including Bragg Vinegar Book - 6 million sold • Author of 600 page Triathlon Training Manual, followed by Dave Scott, 5x winner of Kona’s Ironman Triathlon • Daughter of Paul Bragg, Originator Health Stores worldwide.

FREE HEALTH LECTURE JAN 18, Friday 7pm Byron Bay Community Centre Visit Patricia’s web:

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 11


Woolies/Mallams Mallams have sold out the Mullumbimby community after waging a ‘poor battler locals’ campaign to garner support for their DA. In fact one of their central arguments for their development was that if they, a trusted local family business didn’t do it, one of the big supermarket chains were likely to move in. Do you think that all the people who signed their petitions would have signed if they had known that they were signing for a megacorporation that is rapidly trying to gain centralised control of our nation’s food and fuel supplies? This is a major step backwards for community sustainability, one which I’m sure the majority of Mullumbimby residents do not support. I call for an immediate boycott of Mallams and to support the true community food outlets of the farmers markets, Santos and Dennetts. Recently a similar community to ours, Maleny, fought hard and failed to stop Woolies entering their town. The community now boycotts the store and its nearly empty aisles must be hardly turning a profit. Can we go one better than Maleny and stop them coming here to begin the erosion of Mullumbimby’s community spirit? I’d like to think we can. The ‘Mullumbimby Mall’ DA should be anulled as it is now a completely different


beast. Write to Frank Sartor the British migrant children and let him know, maybe we transported here after could even get a few people WW2? It seems there is more than to sign a petition. Erik Adams one ‘stolen generation’. Upper Main Arm Peggy Balfour Mullumbimby Q It’s a shame that after 100 years of doing the right thing Splendour DA by the Mullumbimby com- Responding to Splendour’s munity, the Mallams Group Jessica Ducrou (Echo, Januwill leave us with the ugliest ary 1) and her allegations building in town. against www.festival-watch. The one thing that was org: Jessica, you claim that kept out of the spotlight was the information there is the design of the building. ‘unsubstantiated, sensationIt’s completely out of char- alist, baseless and defamaacter and scale with the tory’. I see no link between architecture of this rural yourself and the sex-fortown. alcohol incident. My reading The proposed building is of the website shows that the a 63m x 40m x 7m high box info there is mainly referwith a flat roof, the only enced to the Splendour DA thing that breaks up this box itself, or media and police is a square plantroom on the sources. roof. The flat eastern elevaI’d like to understand your tion will provide a 63m x 7m point of view, so give us speblank canvas for graffiti art- cific examples of inaccuraists. cies in next week’s Echo. Given that it was approved Without this, your own letter by the NSW Department of is ‘unsubstantiated’, which is Planning, it bypassed the not good enough when there local council policies (Byron is such widespread opposiShire Council Development tion to your proposal. Be Control Plan No 11) and specific, Jessica. David Hall now this new building will Ocean Shores set the precedent to any new development in this town. Given the visual impact TOOTing this building is going to have, We all remember the XPT, I can understand why you but Mr Thatcher’s suggeswould want to sell it and tion (Letters, January 8) that remove the Mallams name. the train was the cause of You can find the plans and traffic congestion cannot be elevations for this develop- sustained. The cause of conment at www.planning.nsw. gestion is increasing bers of vehicles on the roads. mination_other.asp (DA As Ross notes, the contemporary traffic delay has 32-4-2006). Luis Cristia blown out to ‘half an hour’, Mullumbimby but with no train to blame. There is still a potential net Many stolen time gain for road users and Headline: Stolen generation a range of benefits to the community (eg reduced makes bid for $1b compo. Could this (compensa- greenhouse gas emissions) tion) also apply to the thou- for each tram/train that sands of white single moth- reduces the number of cars ers who had their babies on the road. taken from them until the Restoring the rail line from 1970s ? Or compensation to Ewingsdale to South Byron


THE RAILWAY FRIENDLY BAR, BYRON BAY 6685 7662 THE FAMOUS RAILS kitchen Wednesday 16th 6.30pm

WAZ PORTER BAND Thursday 17th 6.30pm

GABRIEL LYNCH BAND Friday 18th 6.30pm

BOHEMIAN COWBOYS Saturday 19th 6.30pm


to run a tram service through town (linking with cycleways) would cost virtually nothing compared to a bypass and is likely to appeal to tourists and many others as a way of avoiding the traffic crush for those short trips about town. Where was I ‘and the TOOTers’, Mr Thatcher questions, ‘when the rail line was still tenable’? For one, between 1996 and 2000 I was a community representative on the Byron Council Public Transport Working Group. Among other initiatives, the group ran community workshops that developed a strategy to use the then operational rail line to help move people through

Monday 21st 6.30pm

BILL JACOBI Tuesday 22nd 6.30pm


During my involvement with NRTF and TOOT, I have directly heard the transport stories of thousands of working people (including retirees), who have been one of the groups worst affected by the loss of train services in our region. Younger people and those starting out in the workforce without the money to buy or pay for the upkeep of a car also stand to benefit from commuter rail services as they will no longer be marginalised in the search for work or having a safe night out. Even ‘hardworking, time-stressed, local business people’ stand to gain from efficiency improvements of not having staff, continued overleaf

NABROPURE WATER VENDING Self service vending station NEW LOCATION BILLINUDGEL – outside Massage/Detox 1/5 Wilfred St (near hotel) Brunswick – Village Greens Fruit Shop also at Ocean Shores – Ocean Shores Shopping Village Santos Warehouse – Byron Arts & Industry Estate IGA – East Point Shopping Village, Goonellabah For a convenient location near you please phone 1800 000 550

4 litres $1.10

10 litres $2.50

15 litres $3.50

19 Litres $4.00

FREECALL – 1800 000 550 Pure Clean Drinking Water - BETTER THAN SPRING WATER & SAFER THAN JUST FILTERED WATER AT A FRACTION OF THE COST. A rare commodity is given to you PURE WATER, if needed, YOU introduce additives!

NOW OPEN! Cabarita’s pub is now open, The Beach Bar-Bar & Grill at The Beach Resort.

• Best steak and seafood menu on the south coast. • Huge 360 degree island bar. • Views of the beautiful Cabarita beachfront.

The Beach Resort 02 66 760 033 Pandanus Parade, Cabarita

Need Staff? Need Work? call 1800 670 914 or check out

Tursa Employment & Training ing Connecting business & workers

Sunday 20th


Byron in an effort to reduce the numbers of cars in town. Northern Rivers Trains for the Future (NRTF), the community group behind the TOOT campaign, was formed in January 2003 (16 months before the service was axed) to voice growing community concerns about the deterioration of the line and to advocate for the introduction of commuter services. Far from being a belated ‘nostalgia’ trip, the support for the line was broad based from the outset with early participants such as Lismore Council, Byron Council, NOROC and NRSDC continuing to advocate for rail services.


30 Fletcher Street, BYRON BAY NSW 2481 Ph. (02) 6685 8211 Fax (02) 6685 8277 Email: tursa.

1/97-99 Stuart Street, MULLUMBIMBY NSW 2482 Ph. (02) 6684 1822 Fax (02) 6684 6911 Email: tursa.

CONVENIENT OFFICES IN: t Southport t Nerang t Coolangatta t South Tweed Heads t Kingscliff t Murwillumbah t Mullumbimby t Brunswick Heads t Byron Bay t Ballina t Lismore t Casino t Kyogle t Grafton t Maclean t Yamba t Coffs Harbour t Bellingen t Woolgoolga

Fingal Court Arcade, 7 Fingal Street, BRUNSWICK HEADS NSW 2483 Ph. (02) 6685 0466 Fax (02) 6685 0452 Ernail: tursa.


Letters to the Editor Fax: 6684 1719 Email: Deadline: Noon, Friday Letters longer than 200 words may be cut; letters already published in other papers will not be considered; pseudonyms not acceptable. Please include your full name, address and phone number.

12 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Letters continued from page 11

goods and customers stranded in traffic. TOOT is a voice for the transport needs of working people and the broader community and we will continue to represent the tens of thousands of TOOTers in the Northern Rivers who have signed petitions, written letters, TOOTed their votes, rallied and attended meetings in support of Trains On Our Tracks! Get on board, Messrs Iemma and Rudd. Basil Cameron


Wasted money The current intention of Byron Shire Council to spend approximately 40 million dollars on the new Mullumbimby waste water treatment works raises some questions that councillors should be asking the director of BSC water and recycling. The current sewer mains have been suffering severe infiltration problems for over 20 years. The infiltration problems are so bad that a small amount of rain will cause sewer pumps to double their hours run compared to non rain periods. I used to witness this because as a sewer operator I had to record daily pump station run times. The more rain that falls the longer the main sewer pump stations in Mullumbimby run until they can no longer keep up with the inflow and overflow – eventually straight into the Brunswick River. The current operations manager has tried to solve the problem by using Council staff plus contractors without success. The Mullumbimby mains system is extremely old and deep in places and councillors should be asking if it is worth fixing or should the problem areas be replaced with a vacuum system. There was a figure

mentioned of $500,000 per year being spent on the mains system over the next three years. Do the elected councillors know what work will be carried out and how much money has been spent on this mains problem since 2003 and what sort of reduction in infiltration and pollution has been achieved? Mr M Murray and his committee have been asking questions about this problem for years. It must be extremely frustrating for them at the little impact this current management in water and recycling has been able to achieve in solving this problem. I am amazed at the lack of comment of our supposedly green councillors on this issue. Are you people happy to have the Brunswick River and the Mullumbimby area polluted with raw sewage each time we have heavy rain? Alan Dickens

Brunswick Heads

Plastic bags I see that Peter Garrett, short of a real issue to bolster his diminished political reputation, is back on the ‘plastic bag’ trail. No doubt this will appeal to his greenie supporters and idealists in the Byron area, but not to the majority of other Australians. The much-touted canvas bags, in various colours, can now be seen littering garbage areas and community dumps. Does he consider banning them too? These people prefer to forget that the majority of Australians cherish their free plastic bags, used for everything from bin liners to nappy bags, cossie and wet shoe collection, picking up dog droppings inter alia… the list is interminable! Many stores now have biodegradable bags, if plastic were ever a real issue, so what’s the

problem? Just another kneejerk ‘policy’ to get the campfollowers back on the streets, I’d suggest. If we lose our ‘free’ bags then we’re just going to have to buy them. Maybe that’s the hidden agenda, a devil’s advocate might suggest, more business profits for the plastic bag industry? Or does Garrett want to ban them too? Jon Cassar

Broken Head

Dog debate It may come as a surprise to Angela Dunlop (Letters, January 1) that I agree with much of what she says. But first, let’s get one thing clear. My letter was in the context of accompanied dogs walking on the beach. To quote Shirewide statistics of dog and cat offences (eye catching as they may be) was off topic. Based on my experience of two years beach

walking, I still doubt that there are many dog attacks on dog walking beaches. Unfortunately, just as there are irresponsible parents (witness the uncontrolled behaviour of many children roaming around at all hours of the night drinking and vandalising in this shire), there are irresponsible dog owners. I and dog owners associations such as BARCO deplore this just as much as Angela and the Dog Watchers. But what is to be done about it? Angela gives a hint of where she is coming from when she darkly refers to dog owners being confined to a smaller stretch of beach than they would like (we already are, Angela, haven’t you noticed?). Just how would this solve the very problem to which most of her statistics relate given that it is the freely roaming dogs that are the problem, not


accompanied dogs on the beach? Is Angela aware that included in Byron Council’s tips for dog owners is a recommendation that dogs be exercised regularly in a leash free area? In this shire, that’s virtually the beach, or what’s left of it after the dog haters have their way. Crikey, Angela, they just about have the whole coastline already. Whether you like it or not, humans and dogs are an inescapable part of the environment. Let’s keep some balance in this debate. Bryan Milner

Ocean Shores

Main Arm plans The death of a woman, whose car was swept off the dangerous single lane causeway into Main Arm during recent flooding, is a tragedy to her family and our community. This unfortunate and untimely death raises key concerns about future housing development in Main Arm. Why did Byron Shire Council approve the rezoning of four rural lots around Main Arm when it is a des-

ignated flood prone area? This major development will allow 48 new houses to be built in the initial phase, with another 50 more being considered for adjacent lots. The 1998 Byron Rural Settlement Strategy specifically states that ‘...flood prone areas are excluded from future rural settlement’.” In this last single storm only, four cars were swept off Main Arm causeways, and some areas were isolated for several days. It makes absolutely no sense to knowingly locate hundreds more new residents in a flood prone area, periodically cut off from town and emergency services, often for days at a time. Flooding significantly increases the risks of accidents, injury or death. This seems like really poor planning. If Council wants to continue to promote this illadvised development, opposed by virtually the entire community, it better make sure that the necessary road and other infrastructure are in place to mitigate problems during future flooding. This would include


✴ ✴ ✴

Altise Camry

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

Adv Dip. DP (Syd), Dip. DT (Syd)


Cor X Levin S

David Stanford Smith


xtra Year, estock: w e N e , t Sedan brate th ble oCnorol0la 7 Conques ybrid* To cele are avaiatla n SX, l and Prius H vi Le s H ch Diese bonAultises, eAurion,0 VYa8riPs,etCroorl,olHlailu00x 04xF2RTuEErbFo/uel) ry 20 $1 r am se C (*with ch ✴ Landcrui olla Hat

2 Turbo, Hilux 4x sel Die

Toyota Finance & Insurance readily available.

34-42 Prospero Street, Murwillumbah Phone 02 6672 1666 Fax 02 6672 5240 A.G.Hayes & Sons Pty Ltd trading as Hayes Toyota. ACN 000 098 171 ABN 99 000 098 171

Dental Prosthetist Technical & Clinical Excellence Finely crafted for Comfort Engineered for Function Designed for Living

Unique Individual Beautiful

Suite 5/97 Stuart St, Mullumbimby 6684 3677

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 13

Letters a brand new two lane bridge replacing the dangerous Main Arm causeway and making sure that Main Arm Road back to Mullumbimby is passable and safe during flooding periods. Also needed would be major upgrades to The Pocket Road, which has a two kilometre stretch of single lane road and five single lane causeways which are also impassable during flooding periods. This would cost many millions of dollars which the Council simply does not have. Unless the developers come up with the money, perhaps Council should seriously consider knocking back this unwanted, unneeded development at the DA stage to avoid the responsibility and liability for future deaths and injury caused by flooding.

Freight on rails

It’s great to see academics like Scott Niblock from SCU putting their minds to the potential for trains to reduce our collective carbon footprint (Echo, January 8). If the Rudd government is serious about its national emission reduction target, a comprehensive program to get freight back on the rails, where it belongs in the 21st century, is essential. Moving freight by rail is five to ten times more energy-efficient than the best road transport and this physical reality is here to stay. It’s the concept of moving heavy freight in massive rubber-tyred vehicles on roads shared with cars that belongs back with meatworks and whaling stations, not rail transport (new French President Nicolas Sarkozy has endorsed no further increase in road Guy Fisher capacity in France). Road Main Arm transport in future will be

limited to hybrid trucks for very short trips or connecting with rail terminals. Newly elected governments seem to do all their meaningful reform in their first term, before the big end of town ensures they stop working in the public interest (vide the Howard and present NSW Labor governments). Since the Iemma government won’t, the feds should take over the responsibility of ensuring a modern freight system in NSW. Of course B-doubles will be obsolete anyway once Peak Oil really kicks in (I predict a 50% price hike per annum for the next five

years). It was disappointing to hear Saul Eslake, ANZ Chief Economist, say the other week that there’s nothing the government can do about rising oil prices. If he widened his vision he would realise that building a strong, resilient economy is not about politicians (or the Reserve Bank) fiddling with the levers. It’s about having an appropriate vision and fearlessly implementing it. Our current exposure to inflation due rising fuel prices is matched only by the US and look where its economy is heading!

Byron Farmers’ Market thank you to all our local customers for your wonderful suport during torrential rain your patronage saves us farmers from having to dump and waste what we have already picked

Richard Staples


Q Letters received from Tom Jagtenberg, Byron Bay, Robyn Lucienne, Dutton Park Qld, Patricia O’Reilly, no address, Geoff Dawe, Uki, Jim Barnes, Tyagarah, Ri Fraser, Ocean Shores, Louise Doran, Ocean Shores, James Brown, Goonengerry, Terry Hudson, Byron Bay, Paul Brecht, Mullumbimby, Jennie Shiels, Byron Bay, Enzo Schlup, Brunswick Heads, Les Taurins, Upper Coopers Creek, Tanaya Norbeg, South Golden Beach.

No dogs please

Direct from the Growers Byron Bay – Thursdays

Bangalow – Saturdays

8am-11am Butler St Reserve

8am-11am behind the Hotel


$ 99





$ 19

$ 39




$ 99

$ 99

1 kg






$ 45






$ 65


1 From the Deli $1099 $ 99



$ 99





$ 99











$ 99




$ 45

1.7 kg






$ 89



OPEN 7 DAYS • EFTPOS FACILITIES PHONE ORDER SERVICE • FREE HOME DELIVERY MULLUMBIMBY • 6684 2255 • Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby MON-FRI 7.30AM-7PM (THU 8PM) ~ SAT & SUN 7.30AM-6PM Specials available until Sunday January 20 or while stocks last





14 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

SOME ACTS THAT SHOULD BE POPULAR, EVEN FOR THOSE WHO DON’T GO TO SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS. Specifially, the kinds of acts that are sometimes more important than those you see on stage. North Byron Shire Parklands (NBSP) is committed to performing deeds that ensure Byron Shire will greatly benefit from many of our initiatives for years to come. Here are just a few of them: • Almost $200,000 has been donated to local community and environmental groups. In 2008 $45,000 will be raised via a ticket levy and distributed to local community groups within the Shire • Upgrading the first 400m of Jones Road to a sealed two lane road standard for improved safety

• We are developing a successful partnership with the Minjungbal People • We are committed to protecting sacred sites across the property in consultation with the traditional land custodians • We are working closely with neighbours, providing onground rapid resident response teams

• A koala plan of management has been developed by Biolink Ecological Consultants, respected koala specialists

• Providing approximately $2,000 in-kind services towards DA preparation costs for the Brunswick Heads skate park

• We are donating ecologically significant land to the National Parks & Wildlife Services

• We are providing young people within the opportunity to be a part of Promoter school and gain valuable skills in the music and entertainment industry

• Tens of thousands of trees are in the process of being planted

For up-to-date information on all NBSP initiatives, visit:

Doing it right for Byron Shire

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 15

Articles Jann Gilbert Fifteen-year-old Marley Berry-Pearce got an unexpected Christmas surprise when his father Steve and step-mum Moira announced they were taking him to Melbourne for Steve’s birthday, and to catch the announcement of the John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers; a competition in which Marley had entered the first chapter of his novel. While Marley knew he had been shortlisted for the prize, Steve and Moira actually knew he had won the Under 18 category for Short Story/First Chapter of a novel but decided to keep it under their hats and surprise Marley at the Awards. ‘Dad told me that his sister in Melbourne had shouted us the flights for his birthday. I still had no idea, even when I got to the Awards. It wasn’t until someone said, “has your Dad told you yet?”, that I found out I’d won. It was so cool. I was spun out,’ says Marley. The John Marsden Prize is Australia’s largest literature prize for writers up to 24 years of age, and considering that Marley is only 15 it’s a huge achievement. Marley’s prize includes a $500 cheque and publica-

Marley Berry-Pearce receives the $500 cheque from Ryan Paine, editor of Express Media’s Voiceworks magazine.

tion of his story in the quarterly Voiceworks magazine. Publisher of Voiceworks, Express Media, works closely with John Marsden throughout the selection process to shortlist and finalise the winners from a large pool of very talented young writers from all over Australia. Each year the prize attracts more and more entries.

Marley’s 3000-word, first chapter entry was titled Water and focuses on the joys (and perils) of bodyboarding. ‘It’s part of a larger work I think but I’m not sure,’ says Marley. ‘I’ll just keep writing and see what happens.’ Although Marley might be unsure, comments from John Marsden about the story reveal why Marley’s

entry was chosen for first prize. ‘This story flows with all the energy of water itself. It has what most other entries lacked: authenticity, life, engagement with the reader. Not only does the writer appear to know surfing, he appears to delight in it, and in writing about it. The end of the chapter is truly shocking,’ says Marsden. Marley is still getting over the surprise of his win but that hasn’t stopped him from putting his prize money to good use. ‘I bought a Manchester United shirt because they’re my favourite team, and I’m also going to get some new high hats for my drum kit,’ says Marley. By all accounts Marley is not only a first-class emerging writer but also an accomplished young musician. ‘I play drums in a local band. We’ve just started getting into doing more gigs, and we’re recording a CD in late January,’ says Marley. Regarding plans for his future Marley says he would ‘like to study journalism and work on magazine feature articles.’ No doubt, in one way or another, we’ll be hearing much more about Marley Berry-Pearce over the coming years.

ÀœŽi˜Êi>`Ê+Õ>ÀÀÞÊ >À̅ܜÀŽÃ 7iÊV>˜Ê`œÊ>˜Þ̅ˆ˜}Ê>˜`ÊiÛiÀÞ̅ˆ˜}° "ÕÀʓˆ˜ˆÊiÝV>Û>̜ÀÊiÛi˜Ê…>ÃÊ>Ê}À>LÊvœÀÊÀœVŽÊÜ>Ã

œÕÃiÊÈÌiÃ]Êv>À“ÊÀœ>`Ã] >ÊiÝV>Û>̈œ˜Ã° œ˜Ã *ÀœÕ`Ê̜ÊÃÕ««œÀÌ Ì…iÊ*ˆ˜ŽÊ>`ˆià >˜`Ê̅iÊÀˆi˜`à œvÊ̅iʈLÀ>ÀÞ°

>ÊvœÀÊ>Ê vÀiiʵ՜Ìi

ä{£n ÈÈÈ x{È

fundraising manager • Join the race to save orangutans • Virtual office – work from home • 20 hours/week The Australian Orangutan Project (AOP) is an up-and-coming non profit organisation raising funds and awareness for Orangutan conservation groups fighting for the survival of Orangutans in the wild. In this senior role within the AOP you will have overall responsibility for all National Fundraising activities. AOP currently receives funding via memberships, appeals, sponsorship and grants. Your role will be to increase income by developing relationships with existing donors and introducing new fundraising initiatives. You will be a fundraising generalist who has been responsible for a diverse range of fundraising techniques including relationship building roles such as bequests, major gifts (high net wealth, trusts, foundations and corporates) and direct marketing with a focus on donor acquisition and loyalty via mail, phone, Internet and email. A generous pro rata salary package is on offer to attract experienced and self-motivated candidates. hmaBlaze129545

Young writer takes Marsden prize

If you would like to utilise your fundraising skills to help save orangutans from extinction then please contact Olivia Ryan on 02 8243 0570 or forward your resume to

A division of Bradman Recruitment

16 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Great deals on Next G mobiles for CDMA customers. TM

The CDMA network is planned to close on 28 January 2008. Upgrade your CDMA mobile today. Choose from this great selection of Next GTM mobiles, recommended for customers who use their mobile in rural locations outside of regional centres and towns. When used with a directly-coupled car kit or appropriate patch lead, these mobiles will provide maximum reception across the Next GTM network. If you’re a current Telstra CDMA customer on a post-paid plan, you can receive a $100 credit when you upgrade to any Phone or Member Plan on the Next GTM network before January 28.





(RRP $409)

(RRP $529)

Samsung A412 on a $20 Phone Plan for 24 months1 features:

Telstra 165 ‘Country Phone’ on a $30 Phone Plan for 24 months1 features: Durable exterior 2 Megapixel camera Optional car kit is available for $49 upfront on $40 Phone Plan for 24 months1 Pull up antenna

Easy to read display Optional car kit is available for $49 upfront on $40 Phone Plan for 24 months1 Enjoy a faster experience with this handset than with similar handsets on other networks

Nokia Next GTM phone!


Sony Ericsson Next GTM phone!


(RRP $1199)


Nokia N95 on a $100 Phone Plan for 24 months1 features:


5 Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Auto Focus Video capture at DVD-like quality FM Visual Radio Includes 1GB Memory Card for storing music, photos and video

(RRP $559)

Sony Ericsson Z750i on a $40 Phone Plan for 24 months1 features: Available in silver or purple Compact flip design 2 megapixel camera FM radio

Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile network

If you plan to dispose of your old CDMA mobile, please recycle it by dropping it into a MobileMuster recycling unit at your nearest Telstra Shop or participating dealer. Remember, mobile phones are not biodegradable and should not be put in the rubbish bin.

Visit your local Telstra Shop or participating dealer. Click to check if you’re covered by the Next GTM network. Things you need to know: *Customers must terminate their existing CDMA service. Not available with other offers unless determined by Telstra. Credit applied by your third bill. 1. Min cost is $480, $720, $960 and $2400 on $20, BTCC0893_POST_BE $30, $40 and $100 Phone Plan respectively plus any car kit and usage charges. TM and ® are trade marks and registered trade marks of Telstra Corporation Limited ABN 033 051 775 556.

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 17


The courtship of Waltraud and Gustov Eichhorn Story & photo Eve Jeffery When you think of romance, images of owers, candle-lit dinners, long walks and dancing until dawn spring to mind. The courtship of Waltraud and Gustov Eichhorn reads more like a spy novel than a Mills and Boon, with gun ďŹ re and mayhem the backdrop for a love that has lasted 60 years. The young German couple met at Coburg Castle which had been turned into a hospital during the second world war. Coburg is near the border of East and West Germany. Waltraud, a resident of East Germany, was 16 at the time, and one among many who were members of the Hitler Youth visiting soldiers in hospital, which is what was expected of teenage girls at that time. Gustov was a soldier who was hospitalised with shrapnel wounds which were deemed terminal. Their courtship began in Coburg and continued when a recovering Gustov was transferred to a hospital in Dresden, where he stayed until he was incarcerated, as most soldiers were, as a prisoner of war by the occupying American forces in 1945. All this time letters traversed the border between East and West and when Gustov was released from prison in 1947, he crossed the line and went in search of his lady love. The two escaped from East Germany with the border patrol ďŹ ring on them, the bullets literally wizzing past their ears. They returned to Gustov’s village where they married on January 10, 1948, in the village church at Heilingenn Zell near the Black Forest, and had in the ďŹ rst year their son Rainer. Waltraud remembers her wedding day well. ‘Half the village came out to see us get married. They wanted to see “thatâ€? girl.’ The newlywed Eichhorns didn’t have a honeymoon, it

.OWKNOWNAS"YRON$ISTRICT&UNERALS WERECENTLy MOVEDINTOTHEHEARTOFTOWN IN"YRON3TREET "YRON$ISTRICT&UNERALSHAVEBEENLOOKINGAFTERFAMILIES FORMANYYEARS PROVIDINGMOREPERSONAL MOREINDIVIDUAL FUNERALSTOREmECTTHELIFEOFYOURLOSTLOVEDONE 3COTT3TEENSONANDHISTEAMARESTILLTHEREWHENYOUNEED THEMMOST EVERYDAYPEOPLE DOINGASPECIALJOBLIKE NO ONEELSECAN wasn’t really the sort of thing you did in those days. ‘I was lucky to get the day off work,’ said Gustov, who was employed as a chauffeur. In 1956 Gustov emigrated to Australia to ďŹ nd a new life for his family. ‘I came out first on my own for six months. I had to make sure it was safe here for us. I loved Australia straight away.’ Gustov was employed immediately as a foreman with Permasteel in Sydney and he sent for his young wife and son, who arrived by boat on Australia Day in 1957. The family first lived at McMahons Point then moved to SmithďŹ eld into a house which soon after burned down. It was in Horsely Park where they started a pig farm which was one of the happiest times for Waltraud. ‘The farm was really hard work but it was wonderful. We loved our animals.’ When the couple retired from farming they moved to the house where they still live in Ocean Shores. Gustov, now 84, says the hardest thing in his entire marriage was leaving Waltraud and Rainer in Germany in 1956, and Waltraud

says the hardest thing for her was being left on her own with her child. Gustov’s best memory from 60 years of marriage: ‘The day Waltraud arrived from Germany. It was a hard six months without her.’ The couple didn’t have any huge plans for their special day and dined on ‘slap up Chinese takeaway from the Tavern.’ They received several letters congratulating them, including ones from Ballina MP Don Page, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the Governor General Michael Jeffery and from the Queen. Son Rainer organised a surprise party for his parents on Saturday night with guests coming from near and far and a visit from the Samba Blisstas. Waltraud, who suffered a stroke ďŹ ve years ago, doesn’t get around much these days but the loungeroom sports two very comfortable chairs side by side near the window. Holding her husband’s hand she said ‘There have been arguments but we talk it out then it is good.’ With a gleam in his eye Gustov told The Echo, ‘Making up is good.’

Discovery activities are fun for the whole family The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Discovery Summer school holiday program is in full swing with another Julian Rocks Snorkel on January 21 and a Cudgen Canoe trip on January 18 yet to come. Discovery coordinator, Kate Adams said, ‘Activities are graded from easy to medium, with most being suitable for family groups.� Some of the activities include: Bush Tucker and Medi-


cines – Marshalls Creek Nature Reserve, Thursday January 17, 9am-10.30am. Carpark at end of North Head Rd, off Orana Rd, off Rajah Rd, access via Ocean Shores exit from Pacific Hwy. Arts and Crafts in Nature – Cape Byron Headland Reserve, Thursday January 17, 3pm-5pm. Front of visitor centre at Cape Byron Lighthouse, end of Lighthouse Rd in Byron Bay. Cudgen Creek Canoe –

Cudgen Nature Reserve Friday 18th January, 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Carpark at picnic area north side of bridge off Casuarina Way in Kingscliff. Julian Rocks Snorkel – Cape Byron Marine Park, Monday January 21, 9.15am -12.30pm. Byron Bay Dive Centre Marvel Street in Byron Bay. Visit www.nationalparks. or call NPWS on 6627 0200. Bookings for all activities are essential.




18 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo


David, Goliath and the fi ne art of complaining Jann Gilbert For some y ears now the clash of commercial interests versus community amenity has been on the local agenda. Unlike the good old da ys, when the community’s voice was strong enough and loud enough to temper commercial greed, the past few years and the infl uence of greater corporate power has managed to reduce the v oice of community interests to a barely audible whisper. And woebetide anyone who dares to raise their v oice, particularly if it means questioning a local identity and leader of the business community. Following up a recent letter to the Editor that hinted at problems between a resident and the Green Garage, The Echo contacted the complainant, Lesley, who lives in the units situa ted at the rear of the Green Garage. For some time Lesley has attempted a resolution with management on a number of issues including the noise generated from the refr igeration units, which r un ‘24-hours-a-day, seven daysa-week’. ‘I’ve contacted them a number of times about noise from airconditioning or refrigeration units, and problems associated with rubbish including the smell

and the f act that it a ttracts rodents. Also about the wind setting off the alar m four nights in a row. But the straw that broke the camel’s back was the use of a genera tor parked outside the premises in Browning Street that was running from about 10 a t night until four in the morning when they w ere having some work done on the floors,’ says Lesley. What concerns Lesley most (apart from the noise) is the alleged attitude of the proprietor and management.

‘What’s really upsetting is not being heard or respected,’ says Lesley. ‘My original complaint about the airconditioning units being f aulty because they w ere on all night was basically ignored until the Council stepped in and they found tha t there was in f act a problem with the units. The manager, Sean, ordered me off the property. All I really w ant them to do is fi x the noise problem with soundproofing and put up a par tition wall. Sean told me they

Academy of Natural Therapies at Gold Coast TAFE Get informed at our information session ... Remedial massage Massage Naturopathy Nutritional medicine Aromatherapy Integrative flower essences

• • • • • • •

Sport (athletic support) Homeopathy Hot rock therapy Day spa Byron Community Cultural Centre Reflexology 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay Herbal medicine Thursday 24 January, 5pm Integrative iridology

Programs on offer at Coolangatta and Southport. Some subjects available online.

Call to register your attendance

Anything’s possible

(07) 55 818 300


• • • • • •

couldn’t afford to do this, which is basically just fobbing me off.’ When initially questioned about the issues regarding the Green Garage, proprietor and Byron United president Ed Ahern referred to Lesley as ‘a serial complainer’. After detailing some of the practical responses undertaken to resolv e the issues, Mr Ahern’s attitude towards further questions from The Echo regarding management’s treatment of Lesley evoked a similarly terse response of ‘No wonder people hate journalists.’ Council confirmed that previous complaints, including the issue of the generator, had been successfully resolved however there was an outstanding complaint about noise that was yet to be investigated, and the small matter of a ‘restaurant’ on the premises tha t does not have development consent.

Measuring noise Commenting on the noise complaint, Acting Manager of Regulatory Services at Byron Shire Council (BSC), John Rushforth, says, ‘We have received a complaint from a resident regarding the noise generated from the refrigeration units at the rear

and people who do the right thing are disadv antaged by unauthorised operators. If people don’t play by the rules then it impacts across the whole commercial sector,’ said Cr Barham. Cr Tom Tabart also commented on the alleged noncompliance, saying, ‘I would expect the head of the chamber of commerce to be more responsible in his obser vation of council and state government regulations.’ No doubt, so would everyone. In the meantime Mr Ahern has lodged a complaint about Lesley with the Department of Housing (DoH), who are Lesley’ s landlords, regarding alleged abusive behaviour towards Green Garage staff . Lesley denies the allega tions and has sent an affidavit to DoH in response to the complaint. ‘I was really upset, ’ says Lesley. ‘They (DoH ) w ere threatening to evict me. I might have been sarcastic but certainly not ab usive,’ says Lesley. ‘I’ve been putting Resolving issues ‘Council has used the nor- up with these issues for some mal methodology for non- time now and have felt percompliance and issued the secuted because I had the proprietor with ten da ys audacity to complain.’ notice to remove or respond,’ Good neighbours says Mr Darney. ‘Most busiIn his la test response to ness people are quick to the problems Mr Ahern resolve issues with Council commented that he ‘disputes and given that we’ve had no any negative relationship problems with resolving with neighbours’ and claims other issues at the premises, he has ‘a good rela tionship we would expect the same with his neighbour s apart with this one. Obviously if from the serial complainer’. we can’t get a result w e With regard to the ‘reswould either issue an on-thetaurant’ issue Mr Ahern spot fine or, if necessar y, also claims that the dispute take the matter to court.’ with Council is one of clasMayor Jan Barham said sification. the situation had come to ‘We’re not a café or restaulight when she was contacted rant, we’re a food store,’ says by a number of b usiness Mr Ahern. ‘We supply tables owners concerned about the and chairs to customers and advertised opening of the staff, there’s no crocker y or ‘café’ in The Byron Shire cutlery or table ser vice and News without the appropr ieverything is served in paper ate development consent. bags or banana leaf contain‘The issue of unauthorised ers. We’ve simply moved the footpath dining is an ongochicken and juice bar to the ing one. It’s not f air. Comfront of the store and merce is supposed to be changed the tables.’ about a lev el playing field Must have been a momentary lapse of memor y then that saw the opening of the ‘café’ advertised in that other Ms Burney said, ‘Some local paper. developers seek ag reements As far as Lesley is conwith buyers to continue to cerned perhaps better hanhold voting rights rather dling of the situation and an than hand over control of the apology would go a long way owners’ corporation to the to resolving ma tters. After owners, potentially making it all, everyone has a r ight to difficult for owners if there is complain. Particularly since a dispute against the we live in a so-called democbuilder.’ racy where w e hold dear The paper is a vailable at those funny little notions like freedom of speech and freeplanning reforms/index.asp. dom of the press . People The strata section is chapter who feel they’ re the only 8 – ‘Strata reform for better ones entitled to complain or planning’. Submissions close express an opinion might like to remember that. on February 8. of the premises, which w e will be investigating. Unfortunately the recent bad weather hasn’t allowed us to carry out noise testing because the equipment Council uses is v ery expensive and highly sensitiv e to moisture, so exposing it to rain is not an option. ‘The testing also needs to be done at night to avoid any contamination from background noise, which w ould be substantially higher during the day. Evaluation of the noise level is under taken using Protection of Environmental Operations Act 1997 parameters that set absolute limits rather than a decibel level above background noise. The Act offers far more protection for residents as well as large penalties for non-compliance.’ With regard to the issue of the ‘restaurant’, Director of Planning at BSC, Ray Darney, said tha t it did appear there was a restaurant operating at the premises without the appropriate development consent.


Have say on strata reform

NSW Fair Trading Minister Linda Burneyhas reminded NSW strata owners they have four weeks left to comment on possible refor m to the laws governing the level of control dev elopers can hold over strata properties. Ms Burney said the NSW Government discussion paper, ‘Improving the NSW Planning System’, contains a specific chapter on potential reforms to stra ta and community schemes leg islation to better balance the r ights of owners and developers.

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 19


Education Fund donation provides opportunities for local students Jann Gilbert As a struggling engineering student in the 1970s Dr Peter Bowen remembers well the support from government and private sponsorship that enabled him to complete his studies. In order to acknowledge the assistance he received Peter wanted to put something back. Together with his wife Julianne, they decided to set up an endowed education fund in conjunction with the Northern Rivers Community Foundation and Southern Cross University (SCU). The Southern Cross University-Bowen Education Fund has been established with donations of $25,000 each from Peter and Julianne, and Southern Cross University. Investment income from the Fund will be used to support scholarships and bursaries for students who show outstanding academic achievement, but may be facing financial hardship. ‘It’s important for people to get a good education,’ says Peter. ‘However, financial circumstances often make that difficult for many people, particularly in regional areas. We wanted to support the Fund and also encourage others in the community to contribute to it.’


 C A S T L E 

10 minutes south from Byron Bay along the Pacific Highway • 6687 8432

Thank you For over 15 years On Track – Tweed Byron (previously Bay Ami) has been supporting people living with mental health issues in the Byron Shire. This not for profit organisation has provided a variety of opportunities for locals with limited funding. In the past, donations of money and time have enabled the service to keep operating. Again this year a number of local businesses have generously donated to the Christmas Appeal. On Thursday 20th December a Christmas Party was enjoyed by over 30 people in Mullumbimby. Donations of money and goods were received from a number of local companies. We would like to publicly thank • The Crystal Castle • Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop • Bridglands Retravision • The Echo newspaper for helping to make the festive season special, for a group of individuals who experience mental health issues on a daily basis.

From left, Peter and Julianne Bowen, Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor Paul Clark, and Northern Rivers Community Foundation Chairman Christopher Dean.

Vice-Chancellor at SCU Professor Paul Clark welcomed the very generous contribution from Peter and Julianne as ‘an exciting development in the support of student education and achievement.’ ‘It’s a great pleasure to form this partnership with the Northern Rivers Community Foundation. Southern Cross University is committed to providing opportunities for people who have the ability and drive to further their education, but

who may be financially disadvantaged,’ says Professor Clark. ‘This is a long-term scholarship program, which we hope will grow significantly in the coming years. It will complement our existing scholarships, which are supported by a range of businesses and individuals within our region.’ Peter and Julianne believe the Fund is an appropriate way to acknowledge the help that Peter received and to show their support for young

Aspects of novel workshops return The popular Aspects of the Novel creative writing workshop series is back in 2008 with an impressive new set of presenters and a revised format. Now a cornerstone of the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre program, these workshops are equally suitable for new or emerging writers and provide the opportunity for participants to develop their writing skills from blank page to final draft and build on their progress month by month. The workshops will be held from February to May this year and several master classes will also be offered in the series, enabling more

Take a break from cyberspace. Play mini-golf.

experienced writers and past participants to take their skills to another level. Kickstarting the series this year is Flow, a workshop designed to get the writerly juices pumping. Presented by Sydney author and creativity coach Sally Swain, pictured above, this workshop

explores simple, enjoyable techniques that will get the words pouring onto the page. Sally’s first book, Great Housewives of Art, was an international bestseller and she has specialised in group and individual creativity coaching since 1993, running her very successful Art and Soul workshops for major writing groups. Flow will be held in Byron Bay on Saturday, February 9, 10am-4pm. NRWC members $55, non-members $70. Numbers are definitely limited and bookings are essential so phone 6685 5115 or email susie@nrwc. without delay.

people. ‘We hope that our donation will encourage others in the community to get behind the Fund,’ says Peter.

We appreciate the time and commitment of our volunteers and wish to say thanks to; • Thrillbilly Stomp • The Mulberries • Athel for making our Christmas celebrations fantastically entertaining. We would also like to thank our weekly volunteers who facilitate different workshops; Linda the ever relaxed meditation and yoga instructor and Margie our creative art teacher.

We’re back! Advertisement


ep, that is it, holidays are over for another year so now back into it. Several hundred thousand colours in solid coloured mirrors, that’s what glass splashbacks really are. Remember only in glossy magazines are things perfect; in real life anything apart from perfect is possible. If you believe this then welcome to the real world. Buildings are similar to jigsaws, the main difference is jigsaws are made in one piece and then cut out. Buildings are thousands of different pieces that are cut out and hopefully go together into one piece. Buildings are not perfectly level and plumb. The edge work on toughened colour coated glass is a true straight edge so any gaps are due to slightly out of perfect buildings and that is life in the real world. All professional tradespeople know this and a large majority of the general population know this to be true. Australian Standards for 6mm toughened glass is plus or minus 2mm. Australian Standards for 10mm toughened glass is plus or minus 4mm. This is because the glass panel is heated in a furnace which expands the glass (makes it bigger) and then rapidly cooled with air (makes it smaller). Unlike just about every other building product used toughened glass cannot be altered in any way once it is manufactured. No

cutting, drilling, grinding or altering in any way. Remember if you or your client has never seen what is commonly referred to as glass splashbacks then come on in to Ocean Shores Glass and Screens and have a look at the real thing. Even if we are not doing your job we are probably applying the coloured coating to it. That is right we do work for the majority of businesses around the Byron, Ballina and Lismore Shires. On a different note if there is any one out there in BAY FM land in charge of sponsorship would they please telephone Peter on 6680 3333 to change our spiel that has been the same for about 2 years and yes we agree with all the beautiful people who would like to hear something new.

Ocean Shores Glass & Screens 2-3/1 Bonanza Drive, Billinudgel Ph. 6680 3333 Fax 6680 4180 Lic. 61205C


Light House Rd. Ewingsdale


St. Johnson

Town Centre

n Broke

Rd . ad He

STAGE 1 NOW SELLING – 2 bed, 1 bath from $340,000 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY or 0427 074 278


d. Bangalow R

20 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo


A match made in neurons

Thinking through life cycles

Why should couples have all the fun on Valentines Day? This year the joke will be on them as local singles get the chance to step onto the stage to take part in dating game show BrainDate as part of the Big Joke Comedy Festival in Bangalow. BrainDate is looking for single folk with a GSOH to take part in the dating games as devised by BrainDate host the Gold Brain, aka former Mullumbimby medic Colin Gregory, pictured right. BrainDate will put six singles on the stage at the Bangalow Bowling Club to ask them questions aimed at revealing the inner workings of their minds. The Gold Brain said the premise behind BrainDate was to match lovers whose minds worked in similar ways.

Story & photo Mary Gardner

If you have a tragic yet amusing tale about your favourite love song and can tell us what animal Kevin Rudd brings to mind, BrainDate wants to hear from you. Four singles will be hand picked for their wit and single status before the show, and another two contestants will be plucked out of the

Mullumbimby Swimming Pool Learn to Swim All Levels book now for Feb-April 08 Enrolment/ Assessment days: Sat 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb from 8am-1pm Limited availability Aqua Aerobics (Shallow water) Now 4 classes per week: Mon 7:30am/ Tues 6pm/ Thurs 7:30am/ Sat 8am $7.50 includes entry ($5 with season pass) Phone 6684 249

audience on the night. The winners of BrainDate will head out on a dinner date at Fresca restaurant at the Bangalow Hotel immediately after the show. BrainDate has just finished its first hit series on Brisbane TV station Channel 31. The Gold Brain said he expected the live version of BrainDate to be equally revealing and halarious. Single people keen to take part in BrainDate on February 14 can contact BrainDate producer Hannah Ross on 0422 554 588 or email Tickets to BrainDate at the Bangalow Bowling Club at 7pm on February 14 are $15, available at the door or from The Urban Cafe in Bangalow. For more information go to

Lose Fat lose centimetres

Last year I lost 25 kilos. Everyone keeps asking me: how did you do it? There is no magic answer. No treatment, device or potion can get rid of excess weight. I did it the old fashioned way. Diet and exercise. I gave up booze, sugar and high GI carbs. Initially I was worried that with the fat I may also lose my personality and become one of those pious health nuts. I am pleased to say I am still afflicted with a healthy sense of cynicism, and am still a pain but in a slightly smaller ass.

A few months ago I was approached by The Body Oasis to trial a cellulite treatment called Endermologie. At first I was a bit deflated. I had lost all that weight but my thighs and butt still looked like porridge in a body stocking, and someone had noticed! I am an advocate of ageing naturally and believe there have to be a few of us pioneers who say no to botox, tit jobs, butt lifts and liposuction. It’s called going with grace. Otherwise future generations may never get to know what an old woman actually looks like. I had never heard of Endermologie but was immediately suspicious. I imagined some invasive fat vacuum. I was assured that it was originally developed to treat scar tissue in burns victims. Turned out that their skin texture improved and cellulite disappeared. It’s this funny little roller

Shop 5/35 Fawcett Street, Ramada Centre, Ballina


6686 0595

device that sucks and kneads connective tissue and triggers fat cells to release fat, while simultaneously stimulating the body’s blood and lymph flow. It also boosts collagen and elastin production to give your skin a healthier rejuvenated tone.

I’m like ‘yeah, sure it does’. I have to admit, I thought that Nancy from the Body Oasis must be confident, because I told her that if I didn’t think the treatment worked I wouldn’t endorse it. In ten 35 minute treatments I was amazed. In fact I’d eat my words if they weren’t so high in carbohydrates. We did the initial weigh in and measure up, and in just 3 weeks with absolutely no kilo reduction I had lost 5cm off my waist (fluid retention) and 2cm off my thighs. My upper arms had lost 1cm each in circumference and the flappy bit that hangs over the bra under the arm (I call that the lady scrotum) had reduced from a bulge to an inoffensive curve. It was very relaxing (like a deep tissue massage) and left me feeling invigorated. I have a noticeable cellulite reduction and have just knocked back a request to be the centrefold for the next Senior’s Monthly. Only women get cellulite, and only men get man boobs. Endermologie will also reduce those man titties and love handles. Like me, its totally natural and it works.

Mandy Nolan

Book in for a FREE ENDERMOLOGIE® CONSULTATION with our Registered Nurse at The Body Oasis today! Phone 6686 0595 Shop 5/35 Fawcett Street, Ballina


Maggots! There’s lots to be said about finding them! For several thousand years they were seen as the creatures at the very crux of life. From dead and rotting matter, they came into existence. They were living proof of spontaneous generation. Some forms of life were observed to simply come out of inert materials. Folk recipes from the 1600s include making bees in two weeks by setting half buried, hollowed out carcasses of bulls in an open field. Mice were to be had within a month from mouldy bread or hay wrapped in sweaty rags. So, in 1668, what was the Italian physician and poet Francesco Redi thinking? He set out three sets of flasks all with rotting meat, but one was open to air, one was sealed tight and the other covered with gauze. Maggots only appeared on the meat in the open flask. History says he wanted to show his understanding that maggots were orderly, as befits Creation. They came from flies’ eggs, rather than arising by chance, at random. But in 1745, Needham, a Scots cleric, took the issue to a deeper level. He also set out flasks with boiled broth in them. He was pleased to announce that even with the seals in place, microbes still grew in the old soup. Spontaneously. How can we sense the changing moods of those far off times? Voltaire, among others, denounced Needham as an atheist and incompetent scientist. In 1768, Spallanzanni, an Italian priest, repeated Needham’s experiment but with a variation. He sealed the flask, drew off part of the air, and then boiled the broth. He explained how he believed microbes lived in the air and could be the origin of the rotten growth. The result – a broth still clean days later – was celebrated throughout Europe as a philosophical victory, with science as support. In 1860 the Paris Academy awarded Pasteur a prize for his variation of the broth and flask experiment. After

Pasteur put the broth in the flask, he made a kink in the glassware so air could enter but not airborne microbes. The broth was boiled and stayed clean. The explanation was that microbes in the broth were killed and ones in the air were prevented from contaminating the broth. Spontaneous generation didn’t happen and all was right with the world. In this same time period, van Leeuwenhoek used a microscope and publicised the existence of little animals: protozoa and bacteria. Microscopes became more powerful. Everywhere, people now found microbes as well as tiny eggs. Microbes had life cycles, which sterilisation could interrupt. Needham’s work was now seen to be the typical result of partial sterilisation, not heresy. All organisms could be clearly seen to come from eggs. Inside eggs could not be seen any little versions of adults but a whole new world of growth and process: embryology. Two hundred years of religious debate and political upset gave way to new knowledge and a renewed sense of wonder. In the same time period, witch hunting came and went: the last victim was executed in Poland in 1792. Monarchy in England went from divine right to constitutional. Both Australia and New Zealand were wrenched from traditional ways to be new colonial outposts. The United States arose from the thirteen American colonies of England to first

independence and then civil war. Confederate physicians in that war developed the therapeutic use of certain maggots which would only eat the infected flesh of wounded soldiers. Maggots became allies. They are used even today, ordered from laboratories that grow certain species in hygienic conditions. Not only are they packed into human wounds and ulcers, but also into the infected hooves of horses. The old horror of the common fate for kings and fools alike – digestion by worms and maggots — is seen with more detachment now. The various species of maggots and the ages of their larvae are part of forensic science which can infer the timing of mysterious deaths. We also can appreciate that the life cycles of these decomposers are important for the circle dance of life in which we are all part. And whatever happened to those centuries old fierce religious debates? Ideas of spontaneous generation are on a new level now. Human understanding imagines and investigates origins of life billions of years ago on earth and in outer space. But arguments still rage on that personal and vitriolic level. If we could only, on one hand, let our logic grow. Meanwhile, on the other hand, fed by other experiences altogether, nurture our feelings of the numinous. Q Mary Gardner is a writer, biologist and tutor. Find out more at

On track for mental health support On Track Tweed Byron (previously Bay Ami) is a non government organisation that has been supporting individuals living with mental illness for over 15 years. This not for profit agency received Federal funding last year from the Department of Health and Ageing to deliver a new program called Day to Day Living (D2DL).

The goal of this project is to improve the health outcomes for people who experience severe and persistent mental health problems. D2DL provides structured recreational, educational and vocational activities which encourage social inclusion and community engagement. Located at 14 Tincogan

Street in Mullumbimby, Odette Nightsky is a familiar face and has been employed to organise workshops and help individuals reach their personal goals. A mix of centre and community based programs is available for skill enhancement and to increase independence. For more information call Odette on 6684 1765.

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 21

Articles Mr Bird exhibits his feathered friends

Your kids will love our kids. MACADAMIA T H E

 C A S T L E 

10 minutes south from Byron Bay along the Pacific Highway • 6687 8432

Back to Skool

FUNKY FOOTWEAR Local photographer Arthur C Bird deďŹ nitely has an eye for the birds (the feathered variety, naturally). As a Byron Bird Buddy, Arthur has been photographing shorebirds in the Shire for over 20 years and has built an enormous collection of photographs.

Wanting to stretch his creative muscles with his photographic work Arthur started playing around with the images and came up with a graphic process that gives his birds a distinctly different look. ‘It’s a simple idea but the effect is quite dramatic,’ says Arthur.

Keds, Candy, Draven, Vision Streetwear Skate Shoes Get skooled at

‘People tend to look at the birds in a different way.’ An exhibition of Arthur’s work is currently showing at the Dolphin CafĂŠ in Brunswick Heads until the end of January. For a totally different bird’s eye view drop in and check it out.

Sultry Sista

Shop hop 6, 104 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

Media pundits beef up TAFE course Jann Gilbert Between them, Pete Jackson and Charlie Wood have over 50 years experience in electronic media, which means students in Murwillumbah TAFE’s Diploma of Communication and Media where Pete and Charlie both lecture can expect to get a great deal of ďŹ rsthand, professional knowledge. Pete is well-known as the former ABC Radio News ‘voice’, and has over 20 years experience in radio broadcasting, journalism and radio production. He has produced the likes of Merrick and Rosso and Tony Delroy, and taught Media and Communications at Sydney Institute for six years. Pete also currently lectures in media at SCU. Charlie has built a successful career in TV current affairs and documentary over the past 30 years and is best known as a successful

Media lecturers Pete Jackson, left, and Charlie Wood.

Producer, Executive Producer or Director of a stable of toprating programs including Sunrise, Sydney Weekender and Beyond Tomorrow. He currently writes docos for Discovery Channel, produces the popular surf lifesaving series for the Seven Network, and is writing a documentary series on the history of rugby for the NRL. Charlie also lectures in electronic journalism at SCU. Both believe the course is a

great primer for anyone wanting to get into media or communications, either as a stepping-stone to further study or industry employment. ‘The course would appeal to anyone interested not just in media but in developing their writing skills, with the intention of working with print, radio or television media, or getting further academic or industry training,’ says Pete. ‘Although it does require basic level writing skills including grammar, and an interest in and basic knowledge of media, it would also interest people who are and Lighting Effects skills, looking to improve their and a short course is in Mul- communication skills for timedia for artists, musicians and media workers who want to expand their production repertoire. Both We have many quality tenants seeking courses run one day a week quality properties in all Byron Bay precincts. for 16 weeks and cost only $160. For information call If you have a property that meets the above ACE on 6684 3374.

ACE media short courses Byron Region Adult Community Education (ACE) College has received funding from the NSW Department of Education and Training to offer two short certificate courses this term – short certiďŹ cate courses in Audio and Lighting for people who want to develop their Mixing 1UALITY SECOND HAND GOODS FOR SALE

career or personal goals.’ ‘Information is one of the most valuable commodities in the world,’ says Charlie. ‘Without information, the world doesn’t operate at all. It’s more valuable than gold or diamonds or anything else. The overall course equips you to be capable in a multimedia environment, which is where all journalism and communications is heading.’ Following a successful ďŹ rst year in 2007, Murwillumbah TAFE’s coordinator of the course Jonathan Bader says, ‘We’ve learnt a lot from the first year of running the course. The syllabus is pretty much the same with a little ďŹ ne-tuning to maximise the learning outcomes. We had a great result with students in 2007 and we want to improve on that in 2008.’ Anyone interested in the course can contact Murwillumbah TAFE on 6672 0800 or log onto www.nci.tafensw., click on Murwillumbah campas and check out the course under the Faculty of General Education.

Looking for a quality tenant?





criteria, we invite you to speak with our Property Manager, Lucy Falconer, who would be delighted to discuss the best tenant for your property.

8 Lawson Street, Byron Bay (02) 6685 7000



25.37)#+(%!$ ,).$3!7.).'

-t   7

UÊ," Ê  UÊ6 ,/ Ê ,* UÊ6 / Ê  -Ê­/ ÊEÊ1Ž UÊ" Ê  UÊ* / Ê  UÊ , ÊEÊ /Ê7  UÊ*/"Ê "6 ,-Ê UÊ- , Ê "-1, UÊ- 1,/9Ê "",-ÊEÊ- , UÊ9- , -ÊEÊ "",UÊ/ ,Ê-1// ,-

*" \Ă&#x160;­äĂ&#x201C;ÂŽĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;näĂ&#x160;{Ă&#x17D;xĂ&#x17D; ÂŁ{Ă&#x160; "  <Ă&#x160; ,6 ]Ă&#x160;  1  Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;{nĂ&#x17D;

Do you need to


EX EEXPERIENCING XPERIENCING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bloating, constipation, stomach upsets, ch chronic fatigue, skin problems, low energy, allergies, depression, m muscle pain and headaches? YE YES! Then we can helpâ&#x20AC;Ś A FREE health consultation with every colonic treatment At Ballina Naturopathics you will receive constant professional care in all our health treatments. Treatments include Colonic Irrigation, Naturopathy (including Live Blood Analysis), Detox Massage, Far Infra Red Sauna, Ayurvedic Health Assessment, and NSR - Neuro Stress Release Kinesiology. All at more competitive prices. SPECIAL OFFER: Receive a further 20% off our already great prices on every Detox Massage as part of our referral loyalty scheme. Phone for an information brochure, more detailed information or appointment.

Ballina Naturopathics 5/243 River Street, Ballina. Ph 6686 8005. We guarantee quality, commitment, and more affordable treatments.

The A-Z of dance crazes THE ALPH A





Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 22

Odissi India iis a land rich in dances. Among them is the Odissi form, classical dance of the state of Orissa. It had its origins in the c the te temples, and its rituals, rhythms and mudras are steeped in wo worship. Find out more, and admire the pulsating dancer, at


A new shipment of exciting spectacle frames are arriving soon at Byron Bay Eyecare. Pop in and see the new fashion eyewear from European and Australian designers. Fantastic colours, innovative designs and quality workmanship. For contact lens wearers they stock the latest lens technology, including high Oxygen lenses for improved corneal health. Byron Bay Eyecare now also offers after-hours consultations (by appointment only) and continues to open Saturday mornings. Book in for a prescription update and eye health check. Standard Eye tests are bulk billed.

weddings, funerals, namings, blessings, Life is a spiritual journey of love and loss which we choose to celebrate and honour through ceremony and ritual. With inspiration and authenticity, I bring warmth, and a feeling of joy and fulfilment, that delivers true meaning to all of my ceremonies. With integrity and passion, it is my honour to be your witness, to such intimate and special moments of love and loss. Weddings, funerals, namings, blessings. Please contact 0414 720 081 or 6680 5488

6 Lawson Street, phone 6685 7025

Ocean Shores Glass & Screens Confused about Vetrocolor and painted splashbacks? It’s a special two pack applied to the back of glass, giving you a Ànish like a solid colour mirror. It can be applied over existing tiles in most situations with no grout lines, and it enhances and colour coordinates your decor. In bathrooms and spa/sauna rooms, it doesn’t allow water egress to the substrata thus eliminating extensive damage to the rest of the house. It also works brilliantly in kitchens.

Audrey Fisher J.P. Registered Celebrant

Opportunity to save the Daintree rainforest You can help save the Daintree rainforest in far north Queensland with a donation to not for profit organisation Rainforest Rescue who will protect your patch of rainforest forever in a declared Nature Refuge. Daintree Gift Cards that recognise your contribution are also available from the Green Garage in Byron Bay, Santos in Mullumbimby or the Brunswick Heads Health Food Shop.

Vetrocolor’s appeal is enhanced with the added protection of Diamond Fusion, a process which gives a hard coating to glass, providing resistance to harsh chemicals (around pool glass) and has myriad other applications where a quick ‘wipe over’ replaces repetitive cleaning. For more info phone us on 6680 3333.

For more information visit or phone 6684 4360 LIC 61205C

Old and new At S-Cape in Jonson Street there's been a major re-fit, with a fresher, lighter, brighter look and a sense of greater spaciousness. That's the new part! The old part is the same impeccable customer service, the same fabulous range of clothing, shoes and accessories, and the classic S-Cape style. There's currently a 40% off sale on jeans, tops and dresses; there are new labels for the girls (IndyC and One Teaspoon's 'A Little Lady From'), wallets, sunglasses, boardies, T-shirts, watches, bags and streetwear – cute up-to-the-minute pieces at affordable prices… Come and check out the old store with its great new look : it will be hard to leave empty-handed!

29 Jonson St, Byron Bay. Phone 6680 8299

Outstanding value at Fresh Vibes where for a mere $99 you receive any colour service plus a style cut. This great upstairs salon in Jonson Street has been operating for about nine months now, following on the success of its long-established Ballina salon in Tamar Village – with the same levels of professionalism, friendliness and – well, fresh vibes! Make sure you book to take advantage of this fabulous offer – and remember that a full head of foils costs an extra $10!

Level 1, 89 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. Phone: 6680 8158

Open House We buy and sell There is ‘something for everyone’ at Open House Mullumbimby New and Used. It really is an open house with 8 rooms and a garage full of clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery, kitchenware, beds, desks, bookshelves, lounges, dining tables, chairs, coffee tables, mirrors, curtains, cushions, books, pictures, toys and more. See us opposite Leo’s Garage 22 Tincogan St Mullumbimby ph 6684 4420


Orient Express is now fully licensed, so you can select from the great wine list of familiar and lesser known brands to accompany your meal of superb Asian tastes. Traditional and modern dishes are served up in beautiful surroundings amidst antique furnishings, huge floral displays and glorious Asian artefacts, all of which contribute to an atmosphere both stylish and warm. Come along to Happy Cocktail hour from 5.30 6.30pm every day when $16.90 buys you a fabulous cocktail and your choice of entree. Orient Express is open seven days and includes weekend Yum Cha. Ph 02 6680 8808 2 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay

Volume 22#31 © 2008 Echo Publications Pty Ltd

P : 02 6684 1777 F : 02 6684 1719 Editor : Mandy Nolan


JANUARY 15 – 21



[ MAD DOG MORGAN ] The uber comic Anthony Morgan has made his return to stand up with a performance at the Big Joke Festival in Bangalow on Saturday 15 February. We have a double pass to see Anthony Morgan, Gordon Southern and Jonathon Atherton in their full tilt headline extravaganza: Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Tix are valued at $37.50 each and we have two to give to you. Email mandypow@ with subject header ‘Funny You Should Say that.’

[ FlickerFest For You ] We have double pass giveaways for Flickerfest for Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions at the Bangalow A&I Hall. Email au with subject header ‘World’s Best Shorts’.


Gina Yashere iss quite possibly the funniest woman an on the planet right now. In the UK, K, it’s impossible to see her in anything hing under a 1000 seat theatre, and nd in LA where she now resides, she h iis something hi off a celebrity after making it through to the final rounds of Last Comic Standing. Standup wasn’t her first career choice. She started out as a lift engineer. ‘I studied engineering, and that’s what I thought my life was gonna be’, Gina says, ‘I was working for Otis – I was the first female engineer they’d ever had in their 100 year history, and they didn’t know what to do with me. Promotions were like gold dust already, and being a woman in the field, the odds were even lower, so I took voluntary redundancy. While looking for my next job, I did some open spots for a laugh, and the rest is history!’ Being part of a reality program can be an eye opener. It’s ruthless. I asked Gina what she learnt from being on the show. ‘I learnt it’s not always the best person wins, and that when there is US$250,000 at stake, integrity goes out the window. YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS!!! Also, don’t read the internet forums: some people will love you, some won’t. I had times of wanting to kiss some people, and stab others!’ Gina describes herself as a loud, cheeky, friendly, conversational comic. She is engaging from the get go. The minute she hits the stage, she’s the chick you wanna hang with. She’s not into changing the world, she’s into making you feel good. This girl is damn funny. ‘My subjects range from talking about my family and upbringing, to the news, to colonic irrigations... I’m an entertainer. That’s it for me. I wanna make you laugh.

Raffles at the Middle FRI: SAT:


talking .funny.

That’s not to say that I have no opinions, but if I can’t make them



Meat Tray + carton

hilarious, then you aint gonna hear ‘em.’ Every comic has their worst ever gig. It’s the stage death that you never saw coming. Gina Yashere shared her most cringeworthy gig. ‘My most recent was a corporate for a huge company in Scotland for a Robert Burns night (famous Scottish poet). I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m not Scottish. I knew it was gonna be a tough gig, but the money was so good, I thought I’d risk it. I was on after two famous Scottish comedians, so I was the headliner. Cut a long story short – I died the kind of death which had me waking up in cold sweats for about 2 weeks after. It took about 10 killer shows after that to reset my Gina-is-funny-o-meter.’ Gina is an English girl living in LA and now performing in OZ. How does that affect your delivery? ‘Australians have a similar sense of humour to Brits, so I basically cater my stuff to the local audience, i.e do a few jokes about wherever I happen to be, and what I’ve observed, and I can pull out whatever material in my repertoire I think they’ll like.’ Gina is a three times winner of Best Female at the Black Comedy Awards. ‘The Black Comedy Awards were set up as alternative to the British Comedy Awards, as black comics aren’t really acknowledged there. It is harder for us to get TV shows, as a form of tokenism exists in British TV. One black person gets a break every 7-10 years at the moment. To be acknowledged at the Brit awards, you have to have a TV show or a lead part in one. Even the award for best live standup is flawed, as it is based on the comics who have had the biggest selling tours-which

Crown Lager carton

chooks, cartons, meat trays

In a lot of her media, Gina has been hailed as the next Whoopi Goldberg, why not the next Robin Williams or Chris Rock? ‘In my mind, I’m competing with Chris Rock, Seinfeld, David

Letterman. These are the careers I aspire to. I don’t compete on colour. I compete on success. ‘It has been easy being noticed as a black woman, I had to work a lot harder to prove myself. I’ve now built a reputation in the UK as a consistently funny comic, so I can work any club in the UK, and I’m on my way to also establishing this in America.’ Gina Yashere headlines at the Byron Services Club at The Pandanus Lounge on Monday with Ellen Briggs, Gina Baker and me as MC. Tickets are $20/$25 and can be booked on 6684 3443 or bought at the door. Show starts at 8pm sharp.

Millers Chill carton



$4499 6 pack

Tooheys Extra Dry 6 pack

Meat Trays Monster Raffle -

everyone knows, is usually based on TV presence.’

Smirnoff Black stubbies 4 pack


$1299 J.D. & Cola cans 4 pack


Why not try the middle b bar and music venue for your next function or party?

24 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Mandy Nolan The Soapbox

By the time you read this I will have turned 40. The big four-Oh! Despite the constant media barrage about the sudden onset of stretch marks, drooping knees, flappy tits, spider veins and stray chin hairs, I have never had an issue with ageing. I have never thought of myself as young or old, and if I were to describe myself, I would be tempted to say: ‘a middleaged woman with a tendency to dress like a teenager.’ I have a well documented esteem problem. It’s unnaturally high. Even at my fattest and most tragic, I have always considered myself hot. People say, ‘Wow, don’t you feel great since you’ve lost all that weight?’ The only difference is that my photos now look like what I thought I looked like. So in my head nothing has really changed. Until the banana incident. The other day a

friend dropped off a couple of kilos of green bananas. They sat in my kitchen for days, alluring and full of promise, but inedible. We were all waiting for that fragile nexus in time when these underage nanies would be ripe and ready for consumption. But I missed it. In the middle of the silent night these petulant pillars of potassium had peaked. For a glorious hour they were ripe. Perfect. Soft but firm sweet banana flesh. A culinary orgasm of mouthwatering ecstasy. By morning they had turned. The skins had grown blackened, with tiny cracks, allowing putrifying flesh to seep through, in a sugar filled soggy sap. The smell of the bananas filled the kitchen. I stood barefoot and not pregnant and had an epiphany at precisely 7.25am just ten minutes before the first coffee of the day. I was a banana. I had gone to bed a green banana and woken up brown. When had my peak been reached? How had I missed it? Like the banana, had I reached it in the night? Even my skin felt different. Wet and soft. I

Some artists transcend the generation gap. Others are such a part of the musical fabric it’s hard to tell which generation they belonged imagined squeezing my leg to in the first place. I was too hard and creamy goo inspired by Billy Bragg’s spurting out from where poetic lyrics in my early it split. We share 90% of twenties, he sang for the first the genome of a banana. generation of Big Day Out Only a few strands of DNA goers and he’s back in 2008, separate us from fruit. It’s where he’ll sing for a whole very humbling. As I chopped new generation of BDO kids. and bagged the overripe It’s kind of like a chat with bananas for the freezer I your groovy switched on wondered if that was my grand dad. Just one month fate? To be frozen and before heading our way this stored for emergencies – a summer, Billy Bragg, known kind of cultural cryogenics. to some as the Bard of I couldn’t stop thinking Barking, will turn 50. He has about the ripening point. spent at least 35 of those 50 All that energy for such a years belting out songs on his short time at the summit, guitar, songs about politics, then fast track to decay. I love and the common man, am composting within my some wildly funny, others own skin. It was all terribly stridently socialist, more than visual. Ironically, fruit starts a few that bring a tear to the out bitter and disintegrates eye. Songs including You into sweetness. That’s the Woke Up My Neighbourhood, opposite to most humans She’s Leaving Home, New who start out sweet and England, Between the Wars just die from bitterness. and England, Half English. Every time I think of turning A folkie propelled by the 40 I have an olfactory passion of punk, Bragg flashback to the stench of has also spent his career rotting bananas. I wonder if speaking up – supporting that’s how I’ll smell, sickly striking miners and forming sweet and buzzing with fruit the Red Wedge collective in flies. I have decided to age the ’80s, and bringing music naturally, but next time I’m and meaning to inmates shooting my bananas with with his latest initiative, Jail Guitar Doors. Inspiring – and Botox. reinspired, Bragg says the fire is still burning inside him. ‘If you can do it live, if you can move an audience, then you’ve really got something, and maybe you don’t have to go and work in an office or in a car factory.’ For those too old and lazy to be f**ked going to the BDO, you can catch him at the Hotel Great Northern on Tuesday.

whole Atlanta snap thing – and it got me back into the mould of that jump up party shit. So I wanted to make banging tunes – tunes that people can bump to and be ignorant to.’ Educational and entertaining? They said it couldn’t be done! Dizzee Rascal plays the Hotel Great Northern in a Big Day Out Sideshow on Wednesday 23 January.

GIVING MUSIC A WURLITZER Matt Hill and Cleis Pearce are both music geniuses in their own right. Quite unassuming but ridiculously talented types, they tend to hang at the back of the room, conspicuously inconspicuous. But give each an instrument and they are both gloriously centre stage speaking their shared mother tongue: music. Matt and Cleis have been playing together in various forms for the past 10 years and this Friday they appear at the Bang Thai in Bangalow as a duo with Matt on the wurlitzer and Cleis on violin. Matt Hill is a composer and keyboard player who has recently returned to the Northern Rivers area after stints in Melbourne and Townsville. He plays keyboard and is the sound scape co-designer with the group Amphibian with whom he has recorded 3 CDs, toured internationally and

throughout Australia. Cleis is well known and regarded as one of the most exquisite violinists in the country. She is a regular performer at major festivals including appearances at Woodford and Bellingen, sharing the stage with Greg Sheehan, Rob Mackenzie, Kev Carmody, Jez Mead, James Cruikshank, Gyan, Steve Elphick and many others. For Cleis, music has always been about the timeless, sacred dimensions of existence and consciousness. The show is free but as the events in Bang Thai’s ‘coming up next’ series regularly sell out, it is recommended to book in advance to avoid disappointment: 6687 2000.

JOANNA NEWSOM & FRIENDS For such an impressive lineup, I have so little information. One thing I do know about Joanna Newsom, is that she is a January 18 baby just like me. A birthday shared with John Denver and Paul Keating. Auspicious huh? (Boring men and top chicks). Newsom is a harpist, pianist, harpsichordist, singer and songwriter from California. Newsom studied composition and creative writing and after touring with Will Oldham she was quickly signed to Drag City and released her debut album photo: Wiggy


FEELING DIZZEE School might be out for summer, but Dizzee Rascal will be dishing out lessons. Only three albums and 21 years old, Dizzee’s equation is complex and compelling: hip hop + grime + ragga + rock + electro + garage + found sounds + whateverfires-his-imagination = Dizzee. Or maybe the sum reads more like: distinctive vocalist + rapid-fire MC + old school rapper + thoughtprovoking lyricist + funny guy + razor-sharp tongue + ragga toaster = Dizzee. Man I am dizzy just thinking about it. Whichever way you add it up, the math is sound. Dizzee is the kid who won the Mercury Music Prize with his debut album, 2003’s Boy in Da Corner, is now leading the pack with his third long-player, Maths + English. Although Maths + English was born of lofty ideals, its ultimate mission is to move you. ‘It started out with a lot of more reflective tunes about how sad shit is and what a fucked up world we live in,’ says Dizzee. ‘But then I started listening to old OutKast stuff, Young Jeezy, Dem Franchise Boyz, that



Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 25


different languages and her own original songs in English, sharing pure love and celebration while embracing al all expressions of divinity, and al all paths of life. Those who ha have heard her comment on the extraordinary healing qu qualities of her music, in particular, her voice. She plays tamboura, guitar, keyboard, autoharp, a special handmade koto monochord tamboura, flute and a variety of other instruments and uses intricate vocal harmonies to create an enchanting sound experience and spiritual space. Angelika’s musical mission is to build bridges between cultures, religions, belief systems, languages and to point to the one Source from and to which they all lead. She gives out the love at Temple Byron, on Friday at 7.30pm. Tix are $20 at the door. All welcome.

PERCUSSION REVOLUTION Every culture uses percussion. Even before we take our first step we can bang out a beat. It’s something primal in us all, a universal language that TA KE TI NA RHYTHM WORKSHOPS MARCH 7-9 IN BANGALOW


The Milk-Eyed Mender in 2004. Shortly thereafter, Newsom toured with Devendra Banhart and her profile has risen. Newsom’s work has become prominent on the indie rock scene mainly due to her penchant for the avant-garde, and her ability to perform bewitching 7-and-a-half-minute songs. Spunk Records in Australia is celebrating its 10 years as a record label on Monday and is bringing a stellar lineup to the Bangalow A&I Hall. Appearing with Joanna Newsom and the Y Street Band is Spoon, Jens Lekman, Andrew Bird and Jack Ladder and Holly Throsby. The event kicks off at 6pm and is something of a mini-festival. Each person attending will

also receive a poster and maybe even a packet of lollies! Tickets from www.

BEHIND THE SACRED KIRTIN Angelika is an internationally known performer, songwriter and recording artist, who dedicates her life to uplift, inspire and heal through the gift of her angelic voice and music. Angelika’s music reflects divine beauty. It is a gift to her and others to help soothe, heal and inspire, to remember who we really are, cutting through the filters of the mind to the essence of spirit. She does this by singing ancient Sanskrit healing chants, mantras, prayers in many

connects us and takes us back to our more primitive and essential selves. For the first time in ten years, Austrian Reinhard Flatischler, the founder of the holistic group learning process known as Ta Ke Ti Na, and co-leader Cornelia Flatischler will be coming to conduct a workshop in Bangalow. Developed more than 35 years ago, Ta Ke Ti Na leads participants to their innate rhythmic knowledge as rhythms are layered directly into the body through stepping, clapping and the voice. It’s one of the most efficient ways to learn rhythm, and its holistic approach creates an exhilarating inner silence as well as a wellspring of musical creativity. This simple, fun process is deeply relaxing and meditative, and requires no musical experience. Ta Ke Ti Na is part of the curriculum at music conservatoriums throughout Europe, and most recently at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. It is part of theatre, dance companies and corporate training programs and is used in pain management and psychotherapy, as well as in prisons, drug rehabilitation programs and communication programs. Ta Ke Ti Na creator Reinhard Flatischler hails from Vienna and teaches at universities in Europe and

Brazil, while also leading his international supergroup Megadrums, which includes Airto Moreira, Zakir Hussain, Glen Velez, Leonard Eto and others. He also researches ‘rhythm and pain therapy’, and is a scientific member of the Society for Music in Medicine. The ‘Rhythm for Evolution’ happens 7 – 9 March in Bangalow. Bookings: Tania Bosak 0418 316 286 or taketina@bosak.

THE OPTYMISTIC SPHINX DREAMING Saturday is the Dreamtime Dreaming with Burri Jerome and Murray Kyle at the Sphinx Rock Cafe at 7pm. For just $10 you can enjoy an evening of listening, reflecting and contemplating local Bundjalung spirituality, especially the dreaming stories of the land to the north of Nimbin, and reconnecting to the spirit of the local hills. Burri will be round the fire to share stories and truths, alternating with gorgeous solo songs from the stage from Murray. Binnah Powell hosts, while visuals and nourishing food at $12 a plate (approx) complete the bill. Sunday from 2pm it’s time to clear away the tables and dance in the afternoon sunshine to Kevin James and the Optimystics. It’s bound to be an afternoon of heartfelt, funky grooves with this earthy fusion of local musos presenting fresh and energetic sounds – combining Middle Eastern drones, African percussion, Indian flutes and mantras, with harmony driven conscious lyrics. Enjoy Kevin’s work and his hot hot new band putting out devotional songs in the heartspace/artspace that is Sphinxy...

DUBBLY SO Dubbly are a 3 piece roots/ rock/reggae band based in Sydney. With Nieko on vox/ guitar, Sime King on bass/ vox/percussion and Fernando Aragones on drums and vox. Dubbly are fast creating a buzz with the depth of their original material. JJJ’s ‘Roots n’ All’ program continue to play God President from Dubbly’s debut CD released November 06. The track Morning Sun from the same EP features on the just released Hot Buttered Soul Surf DVD. Dubbly have recently started recording their followup release with Ian Pritchett (Angus and Julia Stone, The Beautiful Girls and The Fumes) at Noisegate studios in Sydney. They will release a single this year with the EP/album to come out soon. Dubbly are well known amongst their fan base as having a large number of instantly gettable, original songs – the depth of their original material sets them apart from the pack. They play the Rails on Saturday.

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

Community Radio 99.9 Phone 6680 7999

Hotel Great Nor thern Premier Entertainment Venue TUES 15


WED 16




FRI 18


SAT 19







BUTTERFINGERS .............................. FRI 25 JAN

H otel Great N or ther n 6685 6454 Photo ID must be produced on entry Try our delicious woodfired pizzas

26 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

ANDY WAZ ERE Having visited the Andy Warhol exhibition in Brisbane recently the Wazporter Band have taken to wearing soup cans outfits on stage. This is not as it may seem, a statement about everyday products becoming icons with instruments, but more about the bands love of eating soup. Toby Andrews will be onion flavoured, Ryan Squires pea and ham, with Waz playing the classic thick tomato. Bring your bowl to the Rails this Wednesday.


BROADFOOT BILLI Mullumbimby band Broadfoot are attempting to rid themselves of their reputation as rainmakers when they perform at the notoriously flood prone Billinudgel Pub this Sunday arvo. While accepting responsibility for the rain Broadfoot don’t feel obliged to apologise because they don’t do it on purpose. Their rainmaking abilities seem to be astrologically based – each of the four members of the band are of earth, air, water and fire zodiac signs – the combination of which joined rhythmically and harmonically in the form of a rock and roll band causes dramatic meteorological events to occur. Or it could be the major lows hitting a few highs and then hanging off the that’s a very Mullumbimby way of looking at it. Broadfoot take to the stage at 2pm and play until 6pm.


GLORY B IT’S THE BIRDY Glory B and his posse of mad dingo hunting rebels skulk into Byron for one night only. They play Wednesday at Blue Birdy @ Buddha Bar. Glory B titillates the Fender Rhodes stage piano and let off some steamy hot saucy vocals with his unique blend of ‘Cattle Rock Space Jazz’. Completing the spacious, psychedelic madness is wellknown producer Christian Pyle on guitar, Stuart Beaumont on bass, Sam Stanley thumps out the massive beats on kit. For this one night Glory B is lucky to be joined by the deep, soulful vocals of Sal

Y t and d Mama M CC D ’t Yates CC. Don’t miss this one! Tix $10, doors open 8pm.

ANDALUSIAN NIGHTS Take a journey from the ancient world of the Middle East to fiery Spain in a night of exotic music and dance when Arabian Nights returns to the Byron Community and Cultural Centre with a new show ‘The Road to Andalusia’. The show is a mix of passionate flamenco and sensual bellydance backed by some of the region’s finest musicians, Yuval Ashkar, Cleis Pearce, Guy Madigan, Yoav Mashiach and Mark Bromley. The dancers Ayelet


A hk and dL i R bi Ashkar Louise Robinson will perform solos and then dance together in a musical fusion. The performance will be approximately 60 minutes and after interval the audience will be invited to dance to the live music of the band. Delicious food by Open Table will be available from 7pm. The show starts at 8pm on Saturday 19 January. Tickets are available at the venue (6685 6807), The Bookshop Mullumbimby and Barebones Art Space Bangalow. Pre-sale tickets are $15 and $10 for children under 12 or $20 on the night.

RED LAUNCH Local singer songwriter Ray Red launches his new CD at the Rails on Tuesday. He’s opened for acts like Big Audio Dynamite and the CD was given The Critic’s Choice star by Billboard magazine and they stated; ‘a new release, regardless of chart potential, highly recommended for musical merit.’ I hear one of Ray Red’s songs on ZZZ the other day, and was impressed by his breezy style. Each year he performs in the Hamptons area of Long Island in the US. His new release Touching Indians will be available at the gig.

Flickerfest returns to the Byron area for the eleventh year in association with Island Quarry to present three nights of short films which showcase some of the best films the world has to offer. Currently achieving record numbers at Bondi, this internationally recognised event just gets better every year. Last week I detailed some of the films, this week after viewing a selection I can assure you that they are fantastic. Like Silence is Golden, a film about a loony neighbour. Of The Harvest, a film about a farmhouse lady who had put up with her lazy husband’s drinking habits and idle talk. Gritting her teeth she has swallowed all the crap and focused on her work instead. But there is a limit to everything. When the man turns a deaf ear to her opinions, you won’t believe what she does. The Friday and Saturday night feature the international program and Sunday features a showcase of homegrown Aussie animation. With opening drinks on Friday from 7.30pm ($16/15) and Saturday and Sunday kicking off with films at 8.30pm, for just $10/12, it’s a great culturally expansive night of entertainment. Bangalow A&I Hall, Friday to Sunday.

STANDUP COMEDY PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS You’ve never seen a cock until you’ve seen it like this. Bigger than your head. Bigger

than your car. Simon Morley and David Friend are the original brains behind the balls that created Puppetry of the Penis. Men with too much time on their hands and their hands on their... hang on, I think I’m onto something here. If you haven’t seen Puppetry than you have missed out on a genuine piece of Australiana – the boys played theatres all over the world, appeared on Jay Leno, flashed a then living Anna Nicole on her show, played a Royal Command Performance and much more. It’s an hour and a half of amazing penile achievement. Stuff you thought couldn’t be done. Stuff you thought that shouldn’t be done. All performed and projected onto the big screen so you don’t miss a dick trick. Puppetry of the Penis is a must for every woman who has wanted to really enjoy the male genitalia and have a good laugh. It’s a must for blokes, and I might add is down right de-mystifying. Brave, bold & ballsy, Puppetry of the Penis rocks...(with cocks). Be there with bells on. Hotel Great Northern on Thursday. Tix are at the venue.

PRACTISING TO BE IDIOTS AT THE MULLUMBIMBY RSL Local comedians are getting ready for The Village Idiot Competition. Ten local amatuers have organised their own gig at the Mullum RSL to make sure that they have the winning edge when they hit the stage at The Big Joke. With a special guest MC yet to be announced, the


Saturday January 26th 2008

7.00pm Peppers Resort, Salt Village, Bells Boulevard Kingscliff Teams of 8 (we can join you up to a team!) $50 per head (including food and coffee) Over $2000 worth of prizes (Dress Australiana Style and you could also win best dressed team!) Auction items include sports memorabilia, award winning art works, dining vouchers, health and beauty products, designer fashion & much more! All proceeds to The Kaylee MacKenzie Fund, to raise fees for this talented local teenager to attend the Academy of Design to study a Fashion Diploma, two years ahead of time due to her life threatening illness, Cystic Fibrosis.

Call 6676 2852 for bookings or further information

The sounds have been finely tuned, the stage is now set and the audience has begun to arrive. In the second of three massive midweek reggae fiestas, Survival Reggae Club presents local longtime favourite Radio Jupiter driven by Ras Si and his conscious Jah-inspired lyrics with his tighter than ever lineup of reggae maestros. Support band for the night is Positive Timing building a stong following with their French reggae feel of deep roots and massive heart vibration music. DJ for the night is Huckleberry Dread who not only survived but excelled himself with killer sets at the campaign that came to be known as Freaky Creation in Tenterfield. Doors open 7pm so come early, tickets are $15 and $10 for concession students and members. This Wednesday at Byron Community Centre.


Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 27

eager performers are hoping as many people as possible will head on down to the club to give them some handson audience experience. And guess what, you might actually have a good time. It’s the princely sum of $2 – and is a non-profit evening. The door charge is just to cover costs. Doors open at 7pm with show at 8pm. There’s still a couple of spots left on the bill. If you’re entered in the ‘Villiage Idiot’, or just think you’re funny enough call Ryan Walker on 0417 485 106.


MEET THE OZBORN As a female audience member, I have to admit, Joel Ozborn has the ‘phwoar’ factor. As a rule of thumb comics are usually a little challenged in the looks department and have a dress sense to match. You go to comedy for the punchlines, not the perve. White volleys and baggy stone-washed jeans just don’t say sex appeal. Enter Joel Ozborn, a new cut of comic. Groovy, gorgeous and very very funny. Joel Ozborn also had pulses racing at the Adelaide Fringe when one reviewer gushed: ‘I fell a little bit in love with Joel Ozborn. This tall nonchalant Eric Bana looka-like was perfect… went down a treat in a packed house. People were rocking backwards and forwards, holding in their stomachs and letting out shouts of laughter.’ Now 29, Joel first got a taste for comedy when he was just 12 and found himself in the company of magicians. ‘When I was 12 I snuck into one of The Amazing Jonathon’s shows. It wasn’t just the magic. I was blown away by his standup and this guy Jonathon who would kill on stage. When I heard the audience roar on stage I thought this is what I want to do! It was an epiphany. I got to know him better and I went and saw his show another two times and from that I met Akmal, because he was opening for him at the time. I was 15 and Akmal was really nice to me, I would go and see All Aussies are booftas with him and Anthony Mir.’ Akmal and the Amazing Jonathon have been comedy mentor’s for Ozborn, who opens for Akmal at the Sydney Opera House for their 12 – 21 January season. ‘I love performing in a theatre environment (as opposed to a regular comedy club). You can be yourself. You can be more vulnerable and give yourself, rather than just getting quick pub laughs. Dick jokes are for pubs, in a theatre, they want a bit more depth, they want to know who you are – it allows you to explore a lot more. For the last 4 months of last year I was working with Arj Barker, and he was saying that by the end of the tour he noticed how I went


from looking for the laugh to exploring it. It really works better and is creatively a lot more freeing, you get to work stuff out, and discover things.’ For Joel, the crucial step to becoming a comedian was about discovering who he was on stage. ‘Woody Allen once said, that it’s not the material, it’s the comedian, the people are there for the comedian. The persona has to be something that evolves. You see people that love Bill Hicks and get up and do fuck this or fuck that. It doesn’t work. You can’t fabricate anger or that outlook when it’s not really you.’ So who is Joel Ozborn? ‘The person you are up there becomes the extension of you or a magnified you – I don’t know, I didn’t give it that much thought, it just happens. I still think I am finding who I am up there.’ Joel Ozborn appears with Peter Berner and Nick Sun at The Big Joke Comedy Festival in Bangalow at the A&I Hall on Saturday 16 February under the moniker: ‘Think, Thank, Thunk’ at 8pm. Tickets are $37.50. For more program details and to purchase a ticket go to www. or phone 6687 2000.



Are the kids driving you mad these hols? Looking for something creative and interesting to expand their minds, rather than lock them in front of a telly or a computer, or a playstation. Get them up in front of a microphone – they are all such amazing budding performers, even if they’re not the best singers, they love giving it a go. Bangalow Bowlo are putting on a Karaoke arvo for kids from 3pm - 6pm Friday.

ART WATER STORIES ‘Ocean Narratives’ is the exhibition of exquisite contemporary oil paintings by Heika Braha and refined kiln formed glass by Bronwyn Fee. Both are accomplished artists as well as being tutors with ACE Byron Shire and, in a very original way, these two artists from different media have worked together so that their works in painting and glass complement each other and could be purchased together. The two artworks rather than detracting from each other, simply emphasize the best of each medium. Braha and Fife collaboration

has created a wonderful flow of colour, texture and form inspired by the depths and movement of the deepest ocean. Sunlight travels through the glass that is superbly coloured and this light shines across the multi layered surfaces of the oils. Transparent lead crystal glass fish in shimmering colours swirl in front of a turbulent abstract ocean represented in rich blends of turquoise, cobalt and ultramarine blue. These paintings and glass sculptural pieces are more than purely decorative, each one contains a moment or element of heightened awareness brought into its form. Both artists see this as ‘an essential part of the creative process’. All are invited to their opening at Waywood at 6pm Friday. 6685 5808.

OCEAN NARRATIVES recent works by

HEIKA BRAHA & BRONWYN FIFE 18th January – 9th February exhibition opening 18th January from 6pm

Waywood Gallery

3 Centennial Circuit – A&I Estate – Byron Bay tel: 6685 5808 email:

28 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo


with Jackie Onassid

THE DISPENSETRESS AND THE ART OF GIVING MC Puss‘n’Booty shot to our attention when singing for pUsS with an attitude that possibly corrupted an entire youth at Splendour in the Grass 2005. By 2006 Slot Machine with MC Puss’n’Booty on vocals again made it to Splendour and rocked the tipi-zone and subsequently EarthCore, Big Day Out and last year’s Exodus. Slot Machine are two dance music producers, a go-go dancer, a vocalist and a repertoire that includes Electro, Drum’ n’ Bass, Glam Punk Rock and Breaks. By describing their act as a bastard-love-child of the four members and after inciting group sex via their performance, one could comfortably say they have smut written all over them. With song titles such as No Fear, The Quick and the Dead, Black Widow, Dispensetress and Plug in Turn on, Puss’n’Booty certainly has my attention already. I’ve asked the dispensetress-of-lyrics herself about her past, present and future allure. Q: You have an extensive musical and performing history, how did it all start? A: My father dropped me at the ballet studio when I was five and he asked me, ‘do you wanna do this?’ I was always singing as well and I learnt piano and guitar when I was seven. I did music in school as well as theatre and performing arts graduating with a music degree in Jazz.’

Ocean Shores Country Club Supporting Local Talent What’s on in January Friday 18th Jan – Slim Pickens Friday Night Raffles Sunday 20th Jan – Trinidad v Jones Jr – ‘Battle of the champions’ from 1pm with free bar snacks and courtesy bus available Friday 25th Jan – Nally J, Friday Night Raffles Saturday 26th – Celebrate Australia Day with live performance by local duo Enjun from 66.30pm duo, 30pm Australia Day Special Reflections Restaurant present a two course specially selected menu for just $20

Free Courtesy bus andd kids club available every Friday night. Bookings call the office on 02 6680 1008

Q: Your lyrics are tonguein-cheek, they are also very spiritual which one could easily overlook because you seem to address spirituality on a different note, what is the art of giving to you? A: ‘It’s kind of like putting things in the broadest perspective possible so that the ideas are accessible to people whether the message is spiritual or political or in any other way challenging. People get turned off by terminology.’

Q: Please elaborate on what we get to graze our eyes on and bend our ears to when you’re performing live? A: ‘The live show is a mixture of theatre and cabaret. We try to make each show unique by changing our costumes as well as adding themes depending on the gig itself and the audience we think we’re going to be performing to. Performing in a club for instance is different

than performing to a crowd at a festival.’ Q: Your current projects and releases? A: ‘I just came back from Japan where I did a track with Funky Gong from Joujouka for his solo album. Slot Machine is finishing the first album to be released this year and I am collaborating with other producers for various solo projects as well. Slot Machine’s music is being used for a TV commercial

and a new series called ‘Underbelly’. We’re planning to tour Japan mid year.’ If you’ve loved Slot Machine’s DJ-set at Exodus, programmed and performed by Sean Candy and Nick Taylor, you’re going to beg for more at the end of their live show February 16 at the Great Northern. Add their tracks to yourspace! www.myspace. com/slotmach

DOUBLE PLUGGA 2 Saturday January 26 Aussie Day Beats are invading the Backroom featuring DJ Sampology + local guest DJs – Tix on sale now, more about it next week


Orana Rd.. Ocean Ocean Shores Your first choice for orr sport sspo p rt po r & entertainment Normal Club Entry Requirements apply. Information for members and guests Is gambling a problem for you? Call the G-line (NSW) on 1800 180 0 633 633 635 635. O cean Sh Shores C Co untry t Cl Club b practi tices R esponsibl ib le Servic Ser vicee of of A Alco lcohol hol & Res Respon ponsib sible le Con Conduc ductt of o f Gamb Gamblin ling g

Friday 18 Electronic Boogie Show w/ DJs Gareth D + Audun Saturday 19 motion:theory w/ DJs DJKhris + Ben Abrahams Sunday 20 Big Day Out after party – Royale w/ DJs Giv + guest

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 29










9 10



13 14











25 26




Quick Clues

Cryptic Clues

ACROSS 1. Cut of steak (4) 3. All powerful (10) 10. Stars used in punctuation (9) 11. Impregnate, inspire (5) 12. Corrode, make holes in (3,4) 13. Empower, authorise (6) 15. Optimists believe it’s in every cloud (3,6,6) 18, 21. Election day, according to the politicians (3,4,4,4,6) 21. See 18 23. Whirling Sufi mystic (7) 26. Part of flower (5) 27. Most noble (9) 28. Entrances, doorways (10) 29. Shut noisily (4)

ACROSS 1. Game politician’s behind. (4) 3. Chant: nickel drug specialist can’t be beaten. (10) 10. Pointer stars? (9) 11. Inspire! That’s an unhappy bum inside. (5) 12. Corrode each shade to nothing. (3,4) 13. Authorise doom back to the French. (6) 15. Beaten Hitler sniveling – that’s the bright side. (3,6,6) 18,21. Uniquely numerate parrot indicates election day. (3,4,4,4,5) 21. See 18 23. Ravished, loses at first, whirls, he whirls! (7) 26. Back, late, Penny, I’m in a corolla! (5) 27. Unhappily ill-sorted, but most noble. (9) 28. Entrances bewildered sloth herds (10) 29. Severely criticise a fine hand. (4)

DOWN 1. Property, land and houses (4,6) 2. Composition for voice and music 4. Lead astray, send to the wrong place (9) 5. Offspring, subject (5) 6. Japanese art (7) 7. Adorn, decorate (9) 8. Between ages 12 and 20 (4) 9. Independent kingdom, part of Borneo (6) 14. Gershwin tune about having the beat. (1,3,6) 16. Optician or ophthalmologist (3,6) 17. Placed request again (9) 19. Surprise; bewilder (7) 20. Noble, but not yet 27 across (6) 22. Discharge of artillery (5) 24. Standard of perfection (5) 25. Expectorate (4)

Last week’s solution

DOWN 1. Property claim after reference to beer.(4,6) 2. French word and vocal composition. (5) 4. Lead astray 17 down, my novices. (9) 5. Problem? I shall first take legal action. (5) 6. Insect flies up over royal island – Japanese art. (7) 7. Decorate English doctor Bob first hand. (9) 8. Support normal adolescent. (4) 9. I follow a brown–haired French girl to an APEC country. (6) 14. Gershwin claims to have a pattern of recurring stress. (1,3,6) 16. Breeder admitting he cut off bitch’s tail reported to ophthalmologist. (3,6) 17. Asked again for three stewed cherries, having nothing for a penny. (9) 19. Not cross – surprise! (7) 20. Proud, hoping to become 27 across. 22. A round of cheer for the charity worker. (5) 24. I’m a pusher – perfect! (5) 25. Impale likeness. (4) [Mungo’s Crossword first published in The Bulletin]

,1/-  1  Ê - "1- Ê* , "6/" 8/ -" -

-"Ê/ -/-ÊEÊ  ,½-Ê /Ê/"Ê "1 Ê-*  /" -

ˆV…>i iÞ 0(


ARIES: Present astral energies have business hormones pumping, and this is one of the year’s finest times for tightening financial leaks and planning new money moves. But do your homework carefully and get

as many different points of view as possible so you can make an informed choice. TAURUS: A gung-ho goahead time for Taurans, so resist any Lot’s wife type temptation to look back longingly at the past. While new ideas might seem daunting, they’re worth serious consideration because this week career, relationships and creativity all benefit from a fresh approach. GEMINI: Your ruling planet Mercury in mischievous, resourceful Aquarius is guaranteed to provide plenty of amusing adventures in this week’s group manoeuvres. And this weekend Moon’s a beauty for shimmying your booty, shaking your tailfeathers and taking your dancing shoes out on the town. CANCER: The stars are ripe and the time’s right to take a long, hard, unsentimental look at your gifts and abilities and choose the best way to make use of them this year. Doing what you really love – not just shrinking your thinking to what might be economically possible.

LEO: The present star scenario supports your plans for this year, though not necessarily in ways you expected or imagined. Rethinking priorities will be necessary before you can get what you want and where you’re headed – more of some things, less of others. VIRGO: With an earthy grand trine rendering present energies Virgo-friendly, this week’s success depends on how much pleasure you’re getting from what you do. If either work or play isn’t enjoyable, give stale routines the boot, decide what you’re passionate about and do more of it. LIBRA: Your planetary boss lady Venus in Sagittarius promises a week of vivid socializing, sudden insights and unexpected experiences with unusual people. If Uranus is giving you a case of itchy feet and tempting you into new territory, this is an auspicious time to follow its lead. SCORPIO: This week’s planetary lineup has the ingredients you need for getting down and determined about the business of getting your year into gear. Try not to take things too seriously though, because what’s bothering you won’t even be

an issue in a week’s time. SAGITTARIUS: There’s not a lot of divine fire in either the cosmic climate or planetary weather conditions at present, but Venus of the charming ways is giving Sagittarians a glamorous dazzle where friendships, partnerships and groups are concerned. You’re this week’s hot item. CAPRICORN: Don’t worry too much if some things just don’t seem to add up this week. The present grand earth trine’s a superb period for reveling in the pleasures of the senses and why not? This is a beautiful world – enjoy it while you’re here. AQUARIUS: You can be as wickedly sassy as you want right now, because with Mercury in your sign this week your radical talents can’t help but shine. Current projects get extra star support for the next fortnight, so take advantage before Mercury retrogrades on the 28th. PISCES: If a past pattern is repeating itself, you could make this the final replay because this week’s auspicious for completing something that’s been going on for a very long time. New plans and ideas are waiting to manifest, but old ones need finalizing first.

Would you like to have your home sold by the best in the business? Meet our sales team at L.J.Hooker Byron Bay. Call us today on (02) 6685 7300 or email for our expert advice.

nobody does it better®

CHESS by Ian Rogers Play at Byron Services, Mon 7-10pm; Mullum Poinciana Café, Sat 2-5pm

Stephen Solomon showed typical persistence and resilience to win his first Australian Championship title in Sydney on Friday. After 13 unsuccessful bids for the biennial national title – including twice losing a playoff for first place – Solomon was forced to exhibit his legendary survival skills to emerge from the 11 round contest undefeated. Opponent after opponent could claim that they had enjoyed a superior or even winning position against the Queenslander but none man-


The ultimate trivia board game where even a dumb ass can win! Every player plays on every turn. All questions have clues.

WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN GAMES ASSOC GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD Ages 12+ 2 - 12 players Shop 2 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Tel: 6680 8811


off 2007 by scoring 4.5 points from his final five games to snatch first place. As expected, the 2008 Championship also proved to be a breakthrough event for a new generation, with two members of Australia’s 2007 U/16 Olympiad team, Max Illingworth and Moulthun Ly, finishing only a point behind Solomon; Sydney’s Illingworth missing his first International Master result by just half a point. The new Australian Champion’s best game came in the fourth round, against the 2004 title-holder. Parramatta 2008 White: G Lane Black: S Solomon Opening: Sicilian Defence 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 Nc6 7.Be2 e6 8.0-0 Be7 9.Be3 0-0 10.f4 Qc7 11.Bf3 Bd7 12.Qe1?! A well-known


Ratatouille North Plaza Jonson Street reet Byron Bay Evan Almighty Phone 6685 7699 Fax ax 6685 7919 Open 9am to 10pm m – 7 days The Flying Scotsman Biggest & best choice ce of DVDs Keeping Superfast internet & Laptop access Up With g & friendly atmosphere The Steins eins In a great ! Blood WOW Rayne 2 Tuesdays Seat INCLUDING NEW RELEASES IN ASES S Filler (standard late fees apply) y)

r1 r fo he 2 uc vo


aged to convert their advantage into a full point. At 45, Solomon has sometimes been written off as a spent force but the Queenslander led the tournament from the start and then overcame many nervous moments to finish just clear of a fast-finishing George Xie. The race for the 2008 title was complicated by the fine showing of two foreign players who were ineligible for the title, Grandmaster Dejan Antic and International Master Herman van Riemsdijk. Brazilian veteran Van Riemsdijk played outstanding chess throughout the event and could even have taken the $1,500 first prize but for suffering his only loss of the tournament in the final round, against Xie. In the end it was Antic who continued 2008 as he had left

inaccuracy. 12.Nb3 is recommended. 12...Nxd4 13.Bxd4 e5! 14.Be3 On 14.fxe5 dxe5 15.Qg3 Black counters with 15...Bc5!. 14...exf4 15.Bxf4 Be6 16.Kh1 Nd7 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.exd5 Bf6 19.c3 Be5 20.Be3 f5 21.Qd2 Rae8 22.Rae1 Qc4 23.a5 Qh4 24.Bg1 Rc8 25.Qf2 Qa4 26.Ra1 Qc4 27.Rfd1 Nc5 28.Be2 Qe4 29.Ra3 Qc2 30.Bf3 Qxf2 31.Bxf2 This endgame should offer equal chances, but Solomon, an endgame specialist, now starts piling on the pressure and Lane cracks surprisingly quickly. 31...g5! 32.g3!? 32.h3 was safer. 32...g4 33.Bg2 Kg7 34.Kg1 h5 35.Bd4?! Rfe8 36.Ra2? A move which looks ugly and turns out worse. 36.Kf2 would have kept Black’s advantage to a minimum. 36... Bxd4+ 37.Rxd4 Re2 38.Bf1 Rc2 39.Rf4 Kg6 40.Rf2 Rc1 41.Ra3 Re8 42.c4 Ree1 43.Rc3 Rb1 44.b4? 0-1 White put himself out of his misery and resigned without waiting for 44...Ne4. In any case Black’s marauding rooks would have prevailed. Q 2008 Australian Championships leading final scores: 1.Antic (Ser) 8.5/11; =2.Solomon (Qld), Van Riemsdijk (Brs) 8; 4.Xie (NSW) 7.5; 5.Illingworth (NSW), Ly (Qld) 7.


vo 2 fo uc r he 1 r

Crossword 034 by Mungo MacCallum

30 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Television Guide 1. Best of the week is O Brother, Where Art Thou? the Coen Brothers’ version of Homer’s Odyssey. Set in a meticulously recreated American Depression, it has three convicts on the run, incredibly funny performances from all concerned and great bluegrass music. Channel Ten chooses to broadcast it at 11.40pm on Sunday night. 2. On the other hand if you are an insomniac and you aren’t interested in a film made by creative artists at the top of their form, why not try some indigestible science fiction stodge made by a man with too much money and an unhealthy worship of Scientology founder Ron L Hubbard? John Travolta produced and starred in Battlefield Earth (NBN, Sunday, 12.40am) which is based on the dated and unstylish SF of his idol.




ABC 4.30 Movie: Return Of The Bad Men (PG, 1948) Stars Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan. 6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 National Press Club Address: Jeff Kennett, CEO – Beyond Blue 1.30 Hardware (PG) 2.00 The Bill Repeat. 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.05 Return Of The Chef (PG) 6.30 Nigella Feasts: Exotic Evening (G) 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 My Family (PG) 8.35 Complete Guide To Parenting (M*) 9.00 Black Books (PG) Comedy. 9.30 Life On Mars (M*,v) 10.30 ABC News 10.40 Cutting It (M*, cl) Final. 11.35 Movie: So This Is New York (G, 1948) Stars Henry Morgan, Virginia Grey. 12.50 Movie: At Sword’s Point (PG, 1951) Stars Cornel Wilde, Maureen O’Hara. 2.15 Movie: Seven Keys To Baldpate (PG, 1947) Stars Phillip Terry, Jacqueline, White, Eduardo Ciannelli. 3.25 National Press Club Address: Jeff Kennett, CEO – Beyond Blue 4.30 Movie: Walk Softly, Stranger (PG, 1950) Stars Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli. 6.05 Kids’ Programs 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Rocket Man (PG) 1.30 Hardware (PG) 2.00 The Bill (PG) 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 National Trust (G) 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Sleek Geeks: Boys And Girls (G) 8.30 Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (M*) 9.35 Agincourt (M*,v) Battle of Agincourt. 10.30 ABC News 10.40 Live From Abbey Road: Snow Patrol, Madeleine Peyroux, Red Hot Chilli Peppers (M*,cl) 11.30 Movie: Body And Soul (PG, 1947) Stars John Garfield, Lilli Palmer. 1.15 Movie: Journey Into Fear (G, 1942) Stars Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten. 2.25 Movie: The Leopard Man (M*,v, 1943) Stars Dennis O’Keefe, Jean Brooks 3.30 Supervolcano (M*,a)

4.30 Movie: Bachelor Mother (G, 1939) Stars Robert Mitchum, Linda Darnell, Jack Palance. 6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 MDA (PG) 1.25 Parkinson (PG) 2.30 The Hit Game (PG) 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.10 Off The Map: Sarawak (PG) 6.35 Lion Man (G) Interaction with big cats. 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Jam and Jerusalem (PG) Comedy. 8.35 Like Father Like Son (M*,v,a) 9.45 The Silence (M*,v,cl) 10.40 ABC News 10.50 I Am Not An Animal (M*,a) 11.20 Murder Investigation Team (M*,v,s) 12.30 rage (M) goes on until 9am Saturday.

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



SBS 5.20 12.30 12.55 1.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.30 6.30 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.30 10.05 12.20 2.00

5.20 12.30 12.55 1.00 1.30 2.30 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.30 6.30 7.35 8.30 9.35 10.05 10.15 12.00 2.00



6.00 7.00 8.30 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.15 12.00 12.30

Ten Early News Toasted TV Puzzle Play 9am Summertime (PG) Ten News Laguna Beach (PG) Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Huey’s Cooking Adventures Totally Wild The Bold & The Beautiful (G) Ten News The Simpsons (G) Neighbours (G) Friends (PG) Don’t Forget The Lyrics (G) The Starter Wife (M) Season finale. Cane (M) Late News With Sports Tonight Late Show with David Letterman Judge Judy (PG) Infomercials, Shopping & Religion

6.00 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00

World News in various languages. Business Report Marx & Venus Australian Biography: Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (G) Part 7. Swapping Lives (G) Penicillin The Magic Bullet (G) Europe From Above: Denmark, Sweden & Finland The Journal Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Mythbusters (G) World News Australia Inspector Rex (PG) Unit One (M) Drama series from Denmark. World News Australia The Movie Show Movie: Bomboon: El Perro (M,l,s 2004) Drama from Argentina. Movie: Into The Mirror (MA,h,l,v, 2002) Drama from South Korea. Weatherwatch Overnight

6.00 7.00 8.30 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.15 12.00 12.30

Ten Early News Toasted TV Puzzle Play 9am Summertime (PG) Ten Morning News Laguna Beach (PG) Oprah Winfrey Show Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Huey’s Cooking Adventures Totally Wild The Bold & The Beautiful (G) Ten News The Simpsons Neighbours (G) Friends (PG) Jamie At Home (G) Season finale. Law And Order: SVU (M) Medium (M) Late News With Sports Tonight Late Show with David Letterman Judge Judy (PG) Infomercials and Religion ‘Most sermons sound to me like commercials – but I can’t make out whether God is the sponsor or the product.’ M McLaughlin

6.00 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.00 12.00

6.00 7.00 7.30 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30

Ten Early News Toasted TV Kids’ Programs 9am Summertime (PG) Ten News Laguna Beach (PG) Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Huey’s Cooking Adventures H20 – Just Add Water The Bold & The Beautiful (G) Ten News The Simpsons (G) Neighbours (G) Friends (PG) Kid Nation (PG) Movie: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (PG,cl,s) Stars Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Adam Goldberg. Late News Sports Tonight Late Show With David Letterman Judge Judy (PG) Infomercials Blind Justice (M) Religion (PG)

6.00 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.00 12.00

6.00 9.00 10.30 11.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 12.30 1.00 2.00 5.00 5.30

Sunrise Kids’ Programs News Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – Day 4 (Live). Prime News Seven News That ‘70s Show (PG,s) Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – Day 4 Night Session (Live). Home Shopping Danoz Direct Expo Creflo A Dollar Home Shopping

6.00 Sunrise World News in various languages. 9.00 Kids’ Programs Business Report 10.30 News Marx & Venus Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia (G) 11.00 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – Czech Dream (PG) Documentary from Day 5 (Live). the Czech Republic. 6.00 Prime News 3.05 Surfing The Dordogne (G) Documen- 6.30 Seven News tary from France. 7.00 That ‘70s Show (PG) 3.30 Blaktrax: Fitzroy Xpress Music. 7.30 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – 4.00 The Journal Day 5 Night Session (Live). 4.30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. 12.30 Lost (M) Double episode. 5.30 Mythbusters (G) 2.30 Danoz Direct 6.30 World News Australia 3.30 Expo 7.30 The Mormons (PG) 8.30 As It Happened: Nazi Number One, Hermann Goering (G) 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 Indie Sex (MA,s,l,n) 11.15 Movie: The Secret Life Of Happy People (M,s,l,n, 2006) Drama from Canada in French Canadian. 1.05 The Aggressives (M,a) 2.25 WeatherWatch Overnight 5.20 12.30 12.55 1.00 1.30


World News in various languages. 6.00 Sunrise Business Report 9.00 Kids’ Programs Marx & Venus (G) 10.30 Morning News Movie: Secret Ballot (G, 2001) Com- 11.00 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – edy from Iran. Day 3 (Live) Nest Documentary series on acquisi6.00 Prime News tions. 6.30 Seven News Classical Destinations: Across 7.00 That ‘70s Show (PG,s) Austria To Vienna (G) Part 2 7.30 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – The Journal Day 3 Night Session (Live) Newshour with Jim Lehrer. 12.30 Home Shopping Mythbusters 1.00 Danoz Direct World News Australia 2.00 Expo Food Safari: Croatian Safari 5.00 Creflo A Dollar Real Top Guns (G) 5.30 Home Shopping Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel (M) Documentary from the UK. World News Australia Movie: 2046 (M,s,a, 2004) Drama from Hong Kong. Movie: The Best of Youth (M,l,a,v, 2005) Drama from Italy – Part 4 (Final). Weatherwatch Overnight

10.45 11.15 11.45 12.30 1.00 4.00 5.00

1.00 3.30 4.00 6.00 6.30 8.30 8.45 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.00 3.00 4.00 4.30

1.00 3.30 4.00 6.00 6.30 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.35 11.30 12.00 3.00 4.30

1.00 3.30 4.00 6.00 6.30 8.30 11.40 12.00 4.00 4.30

Today Mornings With Kerri-Anne (PG) Here’s Humphrey The Shak TVP Direct Danoz Holiday Showdown: St Martin/ Gambia (PG,l,s). Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 1 (Live from Perth). The Cricket Show Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 1 (Live). Evening News Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 1 (Live) E.R. (M) Lotto Moonlight B.C (M) Men In Trees (PG) Nightline The Mint (M) Games show. Guthy-Renker Australia Untold Wealth Good Morning America

Today Mornings With Kerri-Anne (PG) Here’s Humphrey The Shak Danoz and Guthy Renker Holiday Showdown: Lech/Benidorm (G) Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 2 (Live) The Cricket Show (PG) Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 2 (Live) Evening News Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 2 (Live) Two And A Half Men (PG) ‘Til Death (PG) Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (MA15+, s) Missing Persons Unit (PG) Nightline The Mint Guthy-Renker Australia Good Morning America

Today Mornings With Kerri-Anne (PG) Here’s Humphrey The Shak Danoz and Guthy Renker Holiday Showdown: Blackpool/ Dubai (PG) Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 3 (Live). The Cricket Show (G) Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 3 (Live) Evening News Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 3 (Live) Movie: Ali (M,v,l,s, 2001) Stars Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight. Nightline The Mint Guthy Renker Good Morning America


• General dentistry Byron Den t • Safe amalgam removal and detoxification • Biocompatible materials • Periodontal treatment • Nurturing relaxed environment • TMJ • Ozone therapy • Cosmetic dentistry • Oxygen whitening • Avatar electrodermal a holistic approach to bio-feedback testing dental health and wellbeing • Dental acupuncture Dr Jon Veranese • Kinesiology • Kinesopathy Suite 10 and 11, 130 Jonson St Byron Bay

ntre Ce

6680 7554

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 31



5.00 9.15 10.15 11.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.25 8.30 10.05 10.10


11.40 5.00 6.30 9.00 10.00 11.00 11.30 12.00 1.00 1.30 2.00 3.00 4.30 5.50 6.00 7.00 7.30 8.25 8.30 9.30 11.00 11.35 12.25



3.25 3.55




NBN 6.00 Infomercials 6.30 Kids’ Programs 10.00 Movie: My Dog Skip (G, 2000) Stars Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon. 12.00 Speed Machine Drag racing. 12.30 Do It (G) 1.00 Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 4 (Live) 3.30 The Cricket Show 4.00 Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 4 (Live) 6.00 Evening News 6.30 Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 4 (Live) (G) 8.30 Survivor: China (PG) 8.40 Saturday Lotto 9.30 Waking The Dead (M,v,s) 11.30 Penn & Teller (M) 12.00 The Mint (M) Games show. 4.00 Guthy Renker and Danoz to 6am.

rage (G) rage Special: rage goes Retro (G) Falcon Beach (PG) jtv Live: Grinspoon Go AWOL Dynasties: The Ashton Family (G) Best Of Australian Story: Body Of Evidence (PG) Part 2. Space Odyssey: Voyage To the Planets (G) Prog 1 of a 4-part series. Movie: They Passed This Way (G, 1948) Stars Joel McCrea, Charles Bickford Rugby Union: NT 7’s International 2008 Agony Aunts With Clive Robertson Basketball WNBL 2007/08: Adelaide vs Bulleen. Cricket In The 60s Goodnight Sweetheart (PG) Best of Gardening Australia ABC News Doc Martin (PG) ABC News The Bill (M*,v) ABC News Parkinson Guests: David Beckham, Billy Connolly, Judi Dench, David Attenborough, Michael Caine. Final. rage (M) goes on until 6.30am Sunday.

5.20 World News in various languages. 6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.30 Business Report 11.00 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – 12.55 J.S. Bach: The 48 Preludes and Day 6 (Live). Fugues 6.00 Seven News 1.00 Rigoletto Masterpiece in Italian. 6.30 Heartbeat (PG) 3.55 The Aroma Of Tea (G) 7.30 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – 4.00 James Morrison: Blowing His Own Day 6 Night Session (Live). Trumpet (G) 12.30 Movie: Leprechaun 4 – Space 4.30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Platoon (M,v,s,n, 1996) Stars Warrick 5.30 Marx & Venus Davis, Rebekah Carlton, Guy Siner. 5.35 Lonely Planet Six Degrees: Mexico 2.30 Danoz (PG) 3.30 Expo through until 6am. 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Mythbusters (PG) 8.30 Iron Chef (G) 9.20 I Am Bob (PG) Comedy. 9.40 Rockwiz: Best Of The Fest (PG) 10.35 Movie: Not For, Or Against (Quite The Contrary) (MA,l,s,v, 2003) Action adventure from France. 12.30 SOS… Shorts On Screen (PG) [s] = Sex [cl] = Coarse language 1.30 Chappelle’s Show (M,l,a,s) Comedy [a] = Adult themes [sr] = Sexual references series from USA. [n] = Nudity [mp] = Medicall 1.55 Ghost In The Shell (M,v) Animated [du] = Drug use ures procedures series from Japan. [dr] = Drug references atural [st] = Supernatural 2.20 Samurai Champloo (MA,v) Animated [v] = Violence themes series from Japan. [*] = Could offend [ie] = Issues about 2.50 Weatherwatch Overnight

6.00 Kids’ Programs 8.30 Video Hits (G) 12.00 Video Hits Presents: So You Think You Can Dance (PG) 1.00 Courting Alex (PG) 1.30 Beach Cricket: Round 4 – Gold Coast (Live) 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Sports Tonight 6.00 The Simpsons (PG) Double episode. 7.00 Friends (PG) 7.30 Movie: Wimbledon (PG,cl,sr 2004) Stars Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill. 9.30 Movie: Courage Under Fire (M, 1996) Stars Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan. 12.00 Judge Judy (PG) 12.30 River To Reef (PG) 1.00 Infomercials, Shopping & Religion

rage Kids’ Programs Difference Of Opinion (G) Battle For Britain’s Soul: Cult Part 2. Compass: Final Vows (G) Songs Of Praise Best Of Landline Best Of Gardening Australia Best Of Message Stick (G*) Catherine The Great (PG) Schools Spectacular 2007 (G) Oils On The Water (G) Midnight Oil. Moments In Time: The Beatles In Adelaide (G) Love Is In The Air (G) Music industry. ABC News Kalahari: The Great Thirstland (G) ABC News Line Of Beauty (M*,d,s,cl,n) To The Ends Of The Earth (MA*,a,v) 3-part mini series. Compass: Outback Dames (G) Year Of The Hunter (PG) Movie: Dakota Lil (PG, 1950) Stars George Montgomery, Marie Windsor. Movie: Radio City Revels (G, 1937) Stars Robert Burns, Milton Berle. Sunday Spectrum: Passion (G) Songs Of Praise

6.55 World News in various languages 10.30 Harmonies Of The Hemispheres (G) 11.00 Political Assassinations: Murder in Stockholm; Who Killed Olof Palme? (PG) 11.55 The Movie Show (PG) 12.00 Australian Road Cycling Championships 1.00 Speedweek Motorsport. 3.00 Football Asia Sport. 3.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 4.00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 5.00 The World Game Football. 6.00 Thalassa (G) 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Kate Ceberano. 8.30 Science: Test Tube Babies (PG) 9.30 Movie: Parineeta (PG, 2005) Drama from India. 11.45 The Five Obstructions (M,l,s,a) Documentary from Denmark. 1.20 The Storm Rages Twice (PG) 2.20 WeatherWatch Overnight

6.00 00 0 0 7.30 0 8.00 8.30 12.00 1.00 1.30 2.00

[h] = Horror

asia euthanasia

6.00 Religion 7.00 Staines Down Drains 7.30 Dive Olly Dive 8.00 Weekend Sunrise (G) G) 10.00 Rolex Spirit Of Yachting (G) 10.30 According To Jim (G) 11.00 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – Day 7 (Live). 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Wild Vets (G) 7.00 Whacked Out Sports (PG,v) 7.30 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – Day 7 Night Session (Live). 12.30 Movie: High Spirits (M,h,s, 1988) Stars Peter O’Toole, Daryl Hannah, Mary Couglan, Tom Hickey, Tony Rohr. 2.30 Danoz Direct 3.30 Expo 5.00 Creflo A Dollar 5.30 Home Shopping

11.40 1.40 2.00 4.00

5.20 World News in various languages. 4.30 Movie: Gambling House (PG, 1950) 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia Stars Victor Mature, Terry Moore. 1.30 Cutting Edge: Last Ghost Of War 6.00 Kids’ Programs Agent Orange. 11.00 Best Of Landline 2.30 Right Time For A Baby? (PG) 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 In Search Of Myths And Heroes (G) 3.15 Marx & Venus 3.30 Slow Food Revolution: Speed (G) 1.30 Hardware (PG) 4.30 The Journal 2.00 The Bill (PG) 5.00 A Fork In The Road: New Orleans 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.05 Riddles Of The Bible: Lost Cities (PG) 5.30 Mythbusters 7.00 ABC News 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 7.30 Report 7.30 Top Gear (PG) 8.00 Star Portraits with Rolf Harris: 8.30 Marx & Venus (G) Cilla Black (G) 8.35 South Park (M,v,a) 8.35 Coup! (M*,cl,v) Equatorial Guinea. 9.00 Drawn Together (M,a,s) Animated 10.05 Two Men In A Tinnie (PG) comedy series. 10.35 ABC News 9.30 World News Australia 10.45 Warlords: Churchill vs Stalin June 10.00 Skins (MA,d,n,s,) New drama series 1941 – June 1944 from the UK. 11.35 Movie: The Private Affairs Of Bel 10.50 Movie: Atomik Circus (2004) Science Ami (PG, 1947) Stars George Sanders, fiction in French. Angela Lansbury. 12.30 Movie: Blue Moon (M,l,a, 2002) 1.35 Movie: The Flying Irishman (G, Drama from Austria. 1939) Stars Douglas Corrigan, Paul Kelly, 2.10 WeatherWatch Overnight Robert Armstrong. 2.50 Macumba: Outside Looking In (G*) 3.25 Bowls: Champion Of Champions SBS advises viewers that programming between 6pm 2007 Women’s final 2 – Repeat.

6.00 Sunrise 9.00 Raggs pre-schoolers show. 9.30 Go Go Stop 10.00 Girl TV 10.30 Morning News 11.00 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – Day 8 (Live). 6.00 Prime News 6.30 Seven News 7.00 That ‘70s Show (PG) 7.30 Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – Day 8 Night session (Live). 12.30 Home Shopping 1.00 Danoz Direct 2.00 Expo 5.00 Creflo A Dollar 5.30 Home Shopping ‘The Church says the earth is flat, but I know it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.’ Ferdinand Magellan

5.20 World News in various languages 4.30 Movie: Break Of Hearts (PG, 1935) Stars Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer. 12.30 Business Report 6.00 Kids’ Programs 1.00 Movie: Monday Morning (PG, 2002) 12.00 Midday Report Comedy from France. 12.30 Message Stick (G*) 3.10 Treasures Of The World (G) Damas1.30 Hardware (PG) cus – Documentary from Germany. 2.00 The Bill (PG) 3.30 The Art Of war: Birth Of A Legend 3.00 Kids’ Programs (PG) 6.00 Time Team: Athelney Revisited (G) 4.00 A Fork In The Road: Marseilles 6.50 National Treasures: Vice Regal 4.30 The Journal Rolls Royce 5.00 Newshour with Jim Lehrer. 7.00 ABC News 6.00 Tour Down Under 2008 Sport 7.30 7.30 Report 6.30 World News Australia 8.00 Madness of Modern Families: 7.30 Two Mums And A Dad (PG) DocuFood (PG) Final. mentary series on parenting. 8.30 Cutting Edge: The Madrid Connec8.35 Strange Days On Planet Earth: tion Doco on the Madrid bombings. Invaders (G) 9.30 World News Australia Late 9.25 Monarchy: Empire (G) 10.00 Hot Docs: Young Yakua (M) Doco 10.15 ABC News from Japan. 10.30 I Know What You Ate Last Summer 11.45 Movie: Bondi Tsunami (M,d,l, 2004) 11.15 Spooks (M*,v,a) Australian action adventure. 12.10 Movie: Let’s Live A Little (G, 1949) 1.25 Iraq, My Country: An Exile’s Stars Hedy Lamarr, Robert Cummings. Return To Samawa (M,v,a) Doco in 1.35 Movie: Flight From Glory (G, 1937) Arabic and English. Stars Chester Morris, Whitney Bourne. 2.25 WeatherWatch Overnight 2.45 Movie: Around The World (G, 1943) Stars Kay Kyser, Mischa Auer, Joan Davis. 4.00 Growing Up Gotti (PG)

6.00 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

Byron Bay

5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30

R e eligion Religion Tot To T o ally Wild Totally State Focus Video Hits (G) Infomercial Courting Alex (PG) d – Preview i Tour Down Under Sport. Beach Cricket: Round 4 – Gold Coast Grand final (Live). Ten News Sports Tonight The Simpsons (PG) Meerkat Manor (G) Friends (PG) Don’t Forget The Lyrics (G) Movie: Ray (M,d,a 2004) A biographical look at Ray Charles. Stars Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (M,v, 2000) Stars George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Charles Durning. Video Hits Up-Late (M) Infomercials Religion to 6am.

6.00 7.30 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.00 3.30 4.00 6.00 6.30 8.30 11.15 12.40 3.00 3.30 5.00

and 10.30pm nightly is Closed Captioned (CC)

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

6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 12.30 1.00 2.00 5.00 5.30

Sunrise Raggs pre-schoolers show. Go Go Stop Girl TV Seven News Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – Day 9 (Live). Prime News Seven News That ‘70s Show (PG) Tennis: Australian Open 2008 – Day 9 Night session (Live). Home Shopping Danoz Direct Expo Creflo A Dollar Home Shopping ‘We owe almost all our knowledge, not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed.’ Charles Caleb Colton

Express Bus



E L A S 20% Bookings essential phone Brisbane2Byron Bookings: 1800 626 222

6.00 7.00 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.15 12.00

Ten Early News Kids’ Programs 9am Summertime Ten News Dr Phil (PG) Season return. Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Ready Steady Cook Infomercial Huey’s Cooking Adventures Scope The Bold & The Beautiful (G) Ten News The Simpsons (G) Neighbours (G) Friends (PG) America’s Next Top Model (G) Law & Order: Criminal Intent (M) Law & Order (M) Late News with Sports Late Show with David Letterman Movie: Chasing Sleep (M,cl,s,h, 2000) Stars Jeff Daniels, Julian McMahon, Emily Bergl. 1.55 Video Hits Up-Late 2.00 Infomercials & Religion to 6am All Ten programs between 5pm and 11pm (approx) nightly are Closed Captioned (CC)

6.00 7.00 8.30 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.15 12.00 12.30 4.00

Ten Early News Toasted TV Puzzle Play 9am Summertime Ten Morning News Dr Phil (PG) Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Ready Steady Cook Informercial Huey’s Cooking Adventure Totally Wild The Bold & The Beautiful (G) Ten News The Simpsons (G) Neighbours (G) Friends (PG) The Simpsons (PG) Double episode. Burn Notice (M,v) Pilot part 2. Stars Jeffery Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar. Psych (PG) Late News with Sports Late Show with David Letterman State Focus Replay Infomercials Religion to 6am. ‘The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.’ William Shakespeare

6.00 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.00 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 8.45 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.00 3.00 4.30



Infomercials Kids’ Programs Bio Magnetics My Home Summer Real Estate show. Land Of The Giants (G) In search of giant trees. NBL Surfsport. The Boatique (G) Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 5 (Live) The Cricket Show Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 5 (Live) Evening News Third Cricket Test – Australia vs India Day 5 (Live) Movie: Million Dollar Baby (M, a,v,l, 2004) Stars Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman. 11th Hour (M) Movie: Battlefield Earth (M,v, 2000) Stars John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Forest Whitaker . One On One (PG) Guthy-Renker Australia Good Morning America

Today Mornings With Kerri-Anne Here’s Humphrey The Shak Time/Life (G) Danoz Movie: Monster Makers (PG,sn,v, 2003) Stars Adam Baldwin, George Kennedy, Linda Blair. Days Of Our Lives (PG) Entertainment Tonight (G) Malcolm In The Middle (PG) Lockie Leonard National News Bargain Hunt: Shepton 19 Antiques Roadshow Evening News A Current Affair Inferno 999 (PG) Deadly Surf (PG) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (M) Lotto The Closer (M) Nip/Tuck (M) Series return. Nightline The Mint Guthy-Renker and Danoz Good Morning America

6.00 Today 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 10.00 Here’s Humphrey 10.30 The Shak 11.00 Danoz 11.30 Guthy Renker 12.00 Movie: Growing Pains 2 – Return Of The Seavers (PG, 2004) Stars Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron. 2.00 Days Of Our Lives (PG) 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Malcolm In The Middle (PG) 4.00 Lockie Leonard 4.30 National News 5.00 Bargain Hunt: Ardingly 15 5.30 Antiques Roadshow 6.00 Evening News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Police Ten 7 (PG) 8.00 Nurses (PG,d,a) Series premier. 8.30 Cold Case (M) 9.30 Sensing Murder (PG) 10.30 Amazing Medical Stories (M) 11.30 Nightline 12.00 The Mint 3.00 Guthy-Renker Australia 4.00 Untold Wealth 4.30 Good Morning America

16 Brigantine Street, Arts & Industry Estate Byron Bay 6685 5212


• TRAVEL TIME ONLY • Coolangatta drop offs/pickups 2 HOURS! • Modern air-conditioned bus • Discounts for students and with seatbelts YHA/VIP card holders • No charge for surfboards



Brunswick Heads, Open 7 days

Phone 6685 1875

32 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo











SUPER MARIO 7:00pm BIG MUSIC Mullumbimbi St Brunswick Heads 6685 1236
















P : 6684 1777 F : 6684 1719

SUNDAY 20 4:30PM



BAY ST BYRON BAY 6685 6402

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 33

AMERICAN GANGSTER There is no best time to go to the flicks when it’s raining in the school hols. Somewhere nearby will be a gaggle of airheads with the attention span of a gnat who lose the plot after ten minutes and fidget and talk for the duration (‘I thought he was already dead’). Sartre was right about other people, but don’t let that stop you from seeing this terrific movie. It’s the true story of Harlem crime boss Frank Curtis (Denzil Washington), who amassed power and fortune importing heroin from Thailand in the sixties, and how he was brought down by the persistence

of investigating officer Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe). The questionable charismatic outlaw syndrome is a constant, that idea most clearly illustrated by a scene in which Curtis distributes turkeys to the poor at Thanksgiving. Maybe it actually happened but, having already cast Washington, always a good guy, as Curtis, director Ridley Scott gets worryingly close to elevating a character unworthy of esteem. In the machinations of plot and dynastic ambition of its protagonist, there is a lot of The Godfather, but it doesn’t scale those formidable heights and it’s tricky putting your finger on why. Giving equal time


ADMISSION PRICES Adults $11 Students/Concession $9 Children $8

to Curtis and Roberts, the film suffers for a want of unity – it’s a bit too broken up. Whatever shortcomings there are, none can be attributed to the leading men, whom you wish could be on screen together much earlier than they eventually are. Washington manages the part of businessman, psycopath and family man with great depth and, in a role that allows for no flash (he is a less flamboyant Popeye Doyle), Crowe, carrying a few excess pounds, is in his element. News footage of the Vietnam War begins to reflect the fate of Curtis as Richards homes in on his elusive target. Period recreation is hit and miss (and never as richly evoked as Don Corleone’s), with the best moment being at an Ali-Frasier title bout. This event also marks a turning point in Curtis’s career (as it did Ali’s), for, by wearing the sable coat and hat given him by his wife, he ignored his own maxim that the loudest man in the room is the weakest. Without it ever being gratuitous, as is Quentin Tarrantino’s penchant, Scott includes moments of uncompromising brutality and drug use, but the end result doesn’t quite match the sum of its polished parts. ~ John Campbell





Ph. 6686 9600 MOVIELINE:

Ph. 6686 9091 WEBSITES:




+2.40pm +6.05pm +9.30pm



+11.10am +4.20pm +7.50pm



+1.45pm +7.30pm +9.20pm


+9.30am +12.55pm


+1.25pm +4.10pm +8.50pm


+11.30am +3.35pm +6.55pm





+9.50am +5.30pm

+9.40am +11.50am



I AM LEGEND The last lonely man scenario has been an evergreen in literature and cinema ever since Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was washed ashore on his deserted island in the early eighteenth century. Plugging in to our age’s prevailing fear of apocalypse adds a pleasing plausibility to this story and, with the terrifying ‘dark seekers’ (aka zombies, and yikes! nightmare zombie dogs too!) thrown into the mix, you know you are in for a rollicking good time. Instead of Greenhouse, it is a virus which has brought the end of days to the planet. The drolly named Dr Krippin, played by Emma Thompson with a mouthful of ghoulish teeth, announces at the outset that the cure for cancer has been discovered. But what people were being injected with was a serum that turned them into cannibalistic loonies. Humans devoured each other worldwide, leaving our hero, Robert Neville (Will Smith), holed up on his lonesome in New York, stayin’ alive and working on developing a new serum, using his own blood, which will counter the rabid one. His Man Friday is Samantha, a beautiful

German Shepherd. Sam was just a pup when, at the time of the outbreak, Neville’s little daughter handed her to him as she and her Mom were being evacuated by helicopter from Manhattan in a futile attempt to quarantine the island. That was three years ago. Since then, Neville, with the loyal dog his only company, has finally stumbled on the restorative formula. The weedy, deserted streets of the great metropolis are convincing and the the zombies are marvellously grotesque, if not as personable as those in Thirty Days Of Night, and, like all of their ilk, they cannot be caught in the light – God help us all if zombies are ever able

to cope with daybreak. And, again in keeping with tradition, there are always more of them, no matter how many of the bastards you mow down. A ripper movie, with an undeniable Stephen King feel about it, it is only a bit spoilt by the silly deification of Bob Marley and the cringeworthy bible belt symbolism in its closing message. Special mention must be made of Abbey, the mutt who played Sam in the finest canine performance since Rin Tin Tin: ‘I cared heaps more what happened to the dog than I did him.’ I could not have agreed more with my niece. Who said the young were irredeemable? ~ John Campbell

MOVIE LINE 6680 8555 108 Jonson St, Byron Bay, next to Woolworths www.



THURS JAN 17 ~ WED JAN 23 TUESDAYS ALL TIX $7.50 ELLEN PAGE MICHAEL CERA ALLISON JANNEY JENNIFER GARNER ‘Funny, savvy, feel good! Reminds you why you fell in love with the movies.’ Hollywood Reporter DAILY 1.20PM, 5.30PM, 7.30PM MICHAEL SOME THING HAS FOUND US STAHL-DAVID FROM THE PRODUCER OF LOST JESSICA LUCAS MIKE VOGEL LIZZY CAPLAN THURS, SAT, MON, WED 10AM, 2.00PM, 5.40PM, 7.20PM FRI, SUN, TUES 10AM, 2.30PM, 6PM, 7.40PM RUSSELL CROWE DENZEL WASHINGTON JOSH BROLIN DIRECTED BY RIDLEY SCOTT THURS, SAT, MON, ★★★★★ ‘Unmissable.’ WED 3.40PM, 6.30PM, 9.30PM Film Review ★★★★★‘Every bit as FRI, SUN, TUES epic as The Godfather.’ 11.40AM, 3.40PM, 8.45PM Maxim WILL SMITH ALICE BRAGA CHARLIE TAHAN THURS, SAT, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH IS NOT ALONE MON, WED 11.40AM, ‘Lightning 3.40PM, 9PM paced thriller FRI, SUN, TUES from beginning to end.’ Nelson 11.40AM, 4.10PM, 9.20PM Aspen, Sunrise


Byron Bay Cookie Company presents

moonshinecinema Fri 18 Jan ’08: Catch & Release

Marie Antoinette Fri 28th Dec ’07

Mon 21 Jan ’08: Taxi Driver

Full Moon Thriller Night

Gates open at

Tues 22 Jan ’08: Ghost Rider 5pm, screening

startsscreening at dusk. Gates open at 6pm, starts at dusk. Adults $10, Concession $8, Pensioner/Child $7. Tickets available at gate. 6685 8000

Byron Bay Beach Resort, Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay.

‘Lots of fun for littlies and their parents.’ Rob Lowing, Sun-Herald DAILY 9.45AM, 11.30AM

AMY ADAMS PATRICK DEMPSEY SUSAN SARANDON ‘Enchanting, a DAILY 9.30AM consistently funny, intelligent and goodnatured film…sheer delight.★★★★’ David Stratton, At The Movies NICOLE KIDMAN DANIEL CRAIG DAKOTA BLUE RICHARDS ‘Beyond spectacular! A thrilling fantasy in the tradition of The Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia.’ Maxim DAILY 1.30PM, 9.30PM JAMES MCAVOY KEIRA KNIGHTLEY VANESSA REDGRAVE

★★★★★‘A profound THURS, SAT, MON, WED and moving work of art.’ 11.40AM, 3.15PM Evan Williams, FRI, SUN, TUES 3.15PM, 6.30PM Weekend Australian SUSHI MOVIE DEAL See any film and receive 12% off at O-Sushi OR spend $15 or over at O-Sushi and see any film for just $10 ($9 con). Conditions apply.

34 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo


Ground Floor Budget Motel

vegetarian a la carte restaurant Dinner Wed-Sun Byron St, Byron Bay 6685 7121

BAR & GRILL Monday to Saturday Dinner from 5.30pm 5/2 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay Phone 6685 5151


Vowfjmjoh!b!dpoufnqpsbsz!Fbtu!Xftu!nfov! gfbuvsjoh!uif!wbsjfuz!pg!gsfti!qspevdf!gps! xijdi!uif!Opsuifso!Sjwfst!jt!sfopxofe/ Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday 12pm-3pm & 5pm-10pm Business Luncheon $30pp â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 courses + glass of wine Saturday 12pm-3pm & 5pm-10pm 2 course lunch special $30pp Sunday 12pm-4pm 2 course lunch special $30pp

"" /" ] , -/1, /Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160; 9Ă&#x160;-*

Sftfswbujpot!Sfdpnnfoefe Foe!Cbztipsf!Esjwf!Czspo!Cbz!7796!9948


>Â&#x2C6;Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;ÂŤiVÂ&#x2C6;>Â?Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160;vĂ&#x20AC;iĂ&#x192;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2026;]Ă&#x160; Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;i>Â&#x17D;Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160;LĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;}iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;ViĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x160; VÂ&#x153;vviiĂ&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;V>Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x192;°

" Ă&#x160;7/ "½-Ă&#x160;

"/ Ă&#x160; ,1 -7  *Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nxĂ&#x160;ÂŁĂ&#x17D;{ÂŁ

1 Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;  ,Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x160; 97/ "½-Ă&#x160;  

97"" "/ 

E  Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;* ,- Ă&#x160; 1- E

!SIAN7ESTERN ,ICENSED && / ,5.#%(202)#%3 $)..

/0%.&2/-0Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;`>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;/Ă&#x2022;iĂ&#x192;`>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;>`Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;t Ă&#x17E; Ă&#x17E; />Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x153;>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;vĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160;fĂ&#x2C6;°ää iÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160; Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160; Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iÂ&#x201C;>Ă&#x192;



­ Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x192;i`Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;`>Ă&#x17E;ÂŽ Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;°LÂ&#x153;Â?Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x153;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;`Â&#x17D;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;VÂ&#x2026;iÂ&#x2DC;°VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;°>Ă&#x2022;

Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; "  ½-Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; Ă&#x160; Ă&#x160; / Ă&#x160;  EĂ&#x160;, -/1, /

gourmet fish & chips

Open for breakfast & lunch everyday from 8.30am and dinner Fri & Sat from 6pm Airconditioned comfort Awarded Best Cafe/Restaurant 2006

tel. 6687 2088


eat in or take away 6680 8080

Bay Lane - behind the beach hotel


Shop 8, Byron St, Byron Bay Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Opposite the Great Northern Bottleshop

6685 5234

THE RESTAURANT AT THE BYRON IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL LUNCH & DINNER 7 DAYS A WEEK BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 6685 4969 Book now for Christmas lunch and New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve 6639 2111

tel 6685 7810

Licensed & BYO Wine


PENNIGHTSAWEEK Japanese restaurant authentic cuisine Sushi train licensed $INE INs4AKEAWAYs(OMEDELIVERY ,AWSON3T "YRON"AY   3UFFOLK0ARK

Sun-Wed 11amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Thurs-Sat 11am-9.30pm eat in or take away WOOLIES PLAZA BYRON BAY 6685 7103


cnr Jonson & Marvel Sts [reservations recommended] tel: 6685 7320 open 7 days from 5pm

Open daily 6pm (exc. Tues) 6685 1100 BYO 26 Tweed St, Bruns Heads



NT 07 TAURA FE/RESTAURANT 06 A C T S S BE EW RE BEST N Ă&#x20AC;i>Â&#x17D;v>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;VÂ&#x2026;

Â&#x153;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x152;>Â&#x2C6;Â?Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160; Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;

"* Ă&#x160;- 6 Ă&#x160; 9Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x160; /  ,Ă&#x160;-/, / 9," Ă&#x160; 9 / \Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;näĂ&#x160;nnän


(02) 6680 7994

Overlooking Byron Bay

- 9½-Ă&#x160;" Ă&#x160;/ Ă&#x160;   >LĂ&#x192;Â&#x153;Â?Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x160;Li>VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;vĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152; vĂ&#x20AC;iĂ&#x192;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Â&#x153;`Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;ÂŤiÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x160;`>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x192; Ă&#x192;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Vi -Â&#x2026;iÂ?Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160; i>VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;,Â&#x153;>` >Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; >Â?Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;>Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2122;n{{


Lunch: Friday-Sunday Dinner: Thursday-Saturday A La Carte | Weddings | Parties | Conferences


02 6684 7273 bookings preferred


Best food, great service BYO, licensed & takeaway Open for dinner 7 days

$8.90 lunch Mon - Fri Feros Arcade, Jonson St. Byron Bay. Tel. 6685 6737

Winners 2005 best Indian Nominated 2006 best Indian opposite Beach Hotel 5/2 Jonson St Private functions & bookings call (02) 6685 6828

Wed-Sun 6pm/Dine in or takeway RELAXED ATMOSPHERE

NOW OPEN FOR DINNER Mon - Wed 7.30am - 3pm Thurs - Sat 7.30am - 9pm Sun 7.30am - 8pm

33 Childe St., Byron Bay Tel: 6685 7144

"UON!PPETITO *\Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nxĂ&#x160;nĂ&#x2021;ääĂ&#x160; "AY,ANEBEHIND"EACH(OTEL

Delicious specials, kids menu, fresh juices, coffee and cakes.


Open 7 days from 6pm at the Beach Hotel Byron Bay 6680 7055

Gringoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fresh Mex

Â&#x153;ÂŤiÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x160;`>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC; Ă&#x192;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;LĂ&#x20AC;i>Â&#x17D;v>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;]Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;VÂ&#x2026;]Ă&#x160;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC; Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x153;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x152; ­Â?Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;Â?>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;`>LÂ&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;ÂŽ

ÂŤÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nxĂ&#x160;xĂ&#x17D;xx >Ă&#x203A;>Â&#x2C6;Â?>LÂ?iĂ&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;vĂ&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;VĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;}Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;ÂŤĂ&#x192; Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;°Â&#x153;vvĂ&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;iLÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;°VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;°>Ă&#x2022;


 - / , " Â&#x153;Ă&#x160; Â&#x2DC; E Ă&#x160;  


) 4! , ) ! .


18 Mullumbimbi Street Brunswick Heads


Breakfast â&#x20AC;˘ Lunch â&#x20AC;˘ Dinner


World Famous Calamari



Dine in or take away Bookings 02 6680 7632


Jonson St at Main Beach Byron Bay



Great Food Great Value 7 days 6:30pm 66857950 Reservations appreciated 34 Jonson st opposite Hotel Great Northern


PORTUGUESE CHICKEN BURGER BAR 11am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6pm 7 Days Feros Arcade Jonson Street, Byron Bay Phone Orders Welcome 6680 8989

Brunswickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Kept Secret Dine in our relaxing garden or take-away Kid friendly BYO â&#x20AC;˘ Open 7 days @ 5.30pm Bookings 6685 1955 Tweed & Fawcett Sts (next to Massey Green Caravan Park)

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 35

FEDERAL Wed to Sun Lunch Fri & Sat Dinner Wed to Sun Takeaway Now Open Under New Ownership Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $14 Localâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lunch Returns! Ph: 6688 4121 Bookings Recommended

LENNOX 7+(%(67,13$5$',6(


mullumbimby The

Coolamon Tree

Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bah 6679 4188 Bookings Preferred

Pure Vegetarian Food Open Weekends: 10am-4pm for lunch Fri-Sat 6pm-late for dinner Earthy Environmental Atmosphere

THE SPICE OF MULLUM IĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â?Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;ViÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;i`Ă&#x160;,iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;>Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;/>Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x153;>Ă&#x17E; IĂ&#x160;Â?Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x2030; >Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x160; Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;] />Â?Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x160; Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192; IĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;vviiĂ&#x192;Ă&#x2030; >Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Â&#x2DC;`Â&#x2C6;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x153;iiĂ&#x152;Ă&#x192; " Â&#x2021;-/Ă&#x160;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2122;* Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;n{Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x2C6; xĂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;-/1,/Ă&#x160;-/Ă&#x160;11  9

Lunch: 7 Days Dinner: 6 Days Closed Mon Nite Except PH & SH

A la Carte Saturday Nights Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club Dalley Street P h : 6 6 8 4 111 0


!  "  




Ă&#x20AC;i>Â&#x17D;v>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;]Ă&#x160;->Ă&#x152;]Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; s$AILY3PECIALS 2IGHTINTHEMIDDLEOFTOWN nĂ&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x160;££°Ă&#x17D;ä>Â&#x201C; "URRINGBAR3T -ULLUM Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;££°Ă&#x17D;ä>Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;ÂŤÂ&#x201C; ,UNCHAM PM

Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;x°Ă&#x17D;äĂ&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x160;n°Ă&#x17D;äÂ&#x201C; $INNER PM




Bistro and Family Restaurant

Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;BAH along Mt. Warning Road

An Occasional Series . . . PART III

Hjh]^!Xjgg^Zh! cddYaZh!iZg^nV`^Zh! gVl>cY^VcHlZZih **7jgg^c\WVgHigZZi BjaajbW^bWnÂ&#x2122;++-))(&* Bdcid;g^&'"LZYĂ&#x201E;I]Va^C^\]i



Yum Cha from Orient Express, Groceries, Beautiful Homewares, Teas & Gifts

*Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;i\Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nĂ&#x2021;Ă&#x160;ÂŁnÂ&#x2122;x Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x2030;Ă&#x17D;nĂ&#x160; Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x152;]Ă&#x160; >Â&#x2DC;}>Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;

Victoria Cosford Sarah de Nardi runs her own Food Media company, an agency which ďŹ ts people to food-based projects, tests and writes recipes, writes about food and travel, creates food advertising and produces cookbooks. She is, in her own words, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;very very busyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, juggling a family of three small children with a lot of work-related travel, not to mention a busy husband who runs a fruit and vegetable wholesaling business. The latter, of course, poses distinct advantages when it comes to being prepared for entertaining. Sarah loves to entertain but these days will do so on an informal and often impromptu basis. The well-stocked larder, pantry and freezer are mandatory â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sarah has not only a pantry full of things in jars but a back-up pantry where there is more of everything, so she will never run out. In the freezer is always her own chicken stock, pastry shells, meat, pesto, herbs from whenever there has been a glut of something, pre-soaked chickpeas, ground-up nuts, peeled broad beans, home-made pizza bases, fruits like mangos, berries and peaches which can be turned into cakes, smoothies or daiquiris. Whenever Sarah cooks she will try to double the quantity in order to freeze it for later. She claims that a lot of her â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;styleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has developed as a result of being a mother, and that being better prepared for entertaining is a by-product of being well-prepared generally. More of a rustic cook than a ďŹ ne-dining one, she ensures that there are always two vital ingredients in her refrigerator: a tin of duck fat (essential for her roast potatoes) and a block weighing about four kilos of Parmigiano Reggiano (could this be my dream fridge?). Chryss Carr is the managing director of creative marketing and public relations company AUM; she spends a lot of time travelling interstate and is the mother of a teenage daughter. With what sounds like a contradiction in terms, she answered my question â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;are

you busy?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; with the comment that yes, she was extremely busy balancing her life! Part of this balance is about food, and as far as Chryss is concerned, food is just fuel, and only to be consumed if it has nutritional value. Furthermore, unlike my other women, she is antifreezers because she believes it is more natural to eat what is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;right here right nowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and that if she ate a lot of frozen food she would turn into a cold person. Well, she may have a point: she is toasty-warm, a vibrant and beautiful woman of Greek background â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even if she then goes on to say that she is antisugar too! I am fascinated to know what she serves when she entertains after I have stopped being relieved that she actually does entertain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and certainly her descriptions of whole baked ďŹ sh stuffed with coriander, ginger, chilli and turmeric, freshly juiced green apples and ginger to serve with vodka and generous platters of Greekstyle appetisers like dolmades and olives reassure me sufďŹ ciently. For desserts, she relies on the Golden Door cookbook which offers a great range of sugar-alternative sweets. She buys wholesale from Santos each month, tries to eat raw food whenever possible, and uses a lot of superfoods such as bee pollen and blueberries in her daily life. Her permanently wellstocked pantry is a shrine to organic food: the peeled tomatoes, olive oils, ďŹ&#x201A;ours, rice, pastas, porridge, honey, rice syrup are all organic. Fruit and vegetables she buys daily, preferably from farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; markets. The rice cooker is her best friend in the kitchen, and she subscribes to the belief that you are what you eat. And yet any notion of holier-than-thouness that might be expected in someone who lives so carefully is instantly dispelled by the occasional sight of Chryss sitting in front of her computer with sunglasses on greyly describing the rather too many bottles of red wine consumed during the previous eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment...




Let Them Eat Cake

stylish & delicious cakes for all celebrations 6684 4768 0403 677 684


&5.#4)/. ,5.#("/8

/&&)#%0!249-%%4).'3 /2&!-),9'!4(%2).'3

Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x160; iÂ?Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E; "YRON7EST3HOPPING&AIR 0H&AX

A world premiere exhibition entitled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My Last Supperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will open at the Crown in Melbourne in February as part of its annual Food and Wine Festival (26 February â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 March). The exhibition will feature portraits of 56 of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest chefs by acclaimed New York photographer Melanie Dunea as they share what they would choose for their ďŹ nal meal. Their responses are surprising, refreshing,, and as distinct from each other as the chefs themselves, while the intimate portraits are informed by ns their answers and reveal the passions cted and personalities of the most respected names in the business. The guest chefs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jonathon Waxman from the USA, Fergus Henderson from the UK and Vimal Dhar from India â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will join local chefs Neil Perry, Guillaume Brahimi and Philippe Mouchel and will take the opportunity to showcase their particular cuisine in various restaurants within the Crown. See more at www.

36 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Sports Roundup with Eve Jeffery

The day the music died at the SCG John Campbell I can’t ever recall not being fond of Australia’s cricket captain. Some, notably Graham Yallop, who was out of his depth, and crybaby Kim Hughes were less than inspiring, but the likes of S R Waugh, A R Border and even chatterbox M A Taylor were men to be admired. Tasmania’s R S Ponting is a different kettle of fish. Routinely unshaven and not bothered with the nicety of changing out of soiled creams during a break, beady-eyed Punter has a unique way of chewing gum that makes it look as though he is rolling a swollen maggot around on the tip of his tongue. Worse, he has also managed to make a champion team universally disliked in the cricketing world for the way it plays the game. Bad losers are one thing, bad winners are reprehensible. And that is what we appear to have become. As skipper, the buck stops with Ponting, but is he merely a child of his times, a mirror image of the mob on the other side of the fence? Is he the monster created by the Frankenstein that is the Australian sporting public? To give him his due, Punter is as cunning as a shithouse rat. The turning point at Sydney, in what became one of the most

SPORTS RESULTS BOWLS Brunswick Heads Men Wed Self-Selected Triples: 1st B Quince, G Weston, W Weston; 2nd K Boorman, T Selwood, M Jeffreys; 3rd P Solomon, P Brassington, G Rendell. Sat Major Fours: A Montgomery, V Caldwell, R Northcott, B Montgomery 29; C Pavlovich, A Hawthorne, F Marks, T Cafarella 11; L Torresi, E Boyter, N Sharp, M Petrou 18; C Pearce, J Lawlor, G Weston, W Weston 9; C Jensen, B Howell, N Pearson, R Appel 19; J Rittway, J Winter, M Jeffreys, N Condon 17; P Solomon, C Mackay, J Phypers, B McClelland 23; P Brassington, D Maundrell, G Rendell, C Marshall, 19; J Power, I McRae, M Hogan, L Wade 23; C Jensen, B Howell, N Pearson, R Appel 19. 1st T Selwood, D Wyborn, R Carbines. 2nd P Solomon, C Mackay, J Phypers, B McClelland. 3rd A Montgomery, V Caldwell, R Northcott, B Montgomery. Sun Bantams Mufti Breakfast & Bowls Winners: D Howell, M Loffley, F Parkes. Louies Prize: A Storey, J Storey, M Caldwell. This Week: Wed Self Selected Triples 1pm; Sat Major Fours Semi Finals, Club Selected Pairs/Triples 1pm; Sun Two Bowl Pairs 10am Byron Bay Mens Wed Social bowls starts 1pm, names in by 12:30. Winners this week: K Gillespie, T Fenton & R Henderson. Thurs Self selected pairs begins at 1pm. First game on the No 1 green. Winners JJ Smith & G McGrath; runners up B Lewis & R Evans. First round of club fours Sun 20/1 9am & 1pm. Skips to arrange teams. Byron Bay Womens Resume January 15. Pennant team first game Tuesday February 12. Lennox Head Fours Championships: J Claes, G Greenhalgh, R Barnes, N Burgess 26 d B Malcolm, S Tancred, N Tancred, D Tancred 10; D Gregor, N Gregor, P Snow, L Martin 27 d G Hayes, R Reid, J Bowen, G Heffernan 10; S Prasad (sub), J Moore, P Blair, B McRae 20 d S Wade, J Gray, L Bartlett, D Hambly 13; A Pepper, D Kemp, C Skennar, P Dietrich 25 d R Guist, E Burgess, J Burrows, K McGuire 6;

Like Keith Richards, they’re dead but they don’t know it. Digital bastardry by Hans Lovejoy and John Campbell

controversial tests in recent times, came in Australia’s second dig. Ponting arrived at the wicket and Anil Kumble immediately introduced the Sikh off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh, into the attack. Bhaji has the wood on Punter and, as in a boys’ own melodrama, he got our captain out with his first delivery. Storming back to the sheds in a purple fury, you could almost see the bubble above Ponting’s head: ‘Will no one rid me of this turbaned beast?’ Then - ping! ‘Of course, the match referee!’ The plot to wipe out Punter’s nemesis was hatched.

For ages Australia has been known as a team of relentless sledgers. A classic example is attributed to M E ‘Junior’ Waugh. The laid back twin, fielding in the slips, called to an Englishman at the crease, ‘hey mate, you’ve got a turd at the end of your bat.’ The batsman reflexively looked at the bottom of his willow. ‘Other end,’ Waugh quipped, to guffaws all around. It’s funny, in a way, but six hours a day of it? Following the ‘when in Rome’ line, but without a finer understanding of what is acceptably offensive, Bhaji called Andrew Symonds, a

player of West Indian extraction, a monkey. It was a racial slur and totally unacceptable. Ponting’s incendiar y response, though, suggests that his precious boys can dish it out by the truckload but are unable to take it when it is hurled back. Hitherto, they have sanctimoniously maintained that what is said on the field stays on the field. Not anymore. Ponting dobbed in Harbhajan to officialdom and when the dust settled the Sikh had been banned from participating in the last two testsof the series. Kerry O’Keeffe, in the

G Maloney, G Reynolds, G Simon, J Calandro 21 (Sun R/Up) d J Claes, J Greenhalgh, R Barnes, N Burgess. Tues Triples 8/1: B Lynch, G Bowen, F Allcoat, M Hicks, (winners) 35 d D Lewis N Strangward, K Nicol, B Earle 5; B Gregory, R Reid, S Prasad (r/up) 25 d M Berger, L Chaseling, B Harrington 24; A Fletcher, F Whitney, R Orme, B Martin 19 d I Whitehall, B Taylor, B Bowen, D Taylor (snr) (Consolation) 18. Fri Pairs 11/1: P Blair, B McRae (winners) 18 d G & J Moore (Consolation) 14; P Carter, E Steele (R/up) 22 d R & J Heffernan 17. Sat Social 12/1 K Kilby, B Murray, M Daley (winners) 25 d J Smith, M Berger, G Burgess (Consolation) 10; F Allcoat, J Turner, C Skinner (R/Up) 19 d R Westworth, H Neill, B Harrington 13. Sun Triples 13/1: D & M Pappas, F Somerville (winners) 20 d S Skennar, J Smith, O Stobart 16. Ocean Shores Mens 7/1 Self Select Triples: 1st P Brassington, P Tornaros, G Randell; 2nd: B James, J Best, M Kimber; 3rd: R Campbell, K Hosie, R Roberts. Raffle: 1st W Sprengel, 2nd E Boyter. Club Fours First Round: R Campbell, G Collins, B Gibson, P Tonaros d W Sprengel, M Kimber, R Bartlett, K Hosie 26-14; T Hawley, P Earl, T Makin, J Hay d J I’Anson, L Hoffman, S Pratt, D Matheson 24-23. BRIDGE Brunswick Valley 7/1 N/S 1st gross & net: J Murray/P Sullivan; 2nd gross: J Wright/D Gall; 2nd net: P Keyte/S Easterbrook. E/W 1st gross: D Grant/F Patterson; 2nd gross & 1st net: F Armstrong/B Hughes; 2nd net: E Hollick/B Longmore. 12/1 N/S 1st gross & 2nd net: D Gall/M Homfray; 2nd gross: M Flemming/P Keyte; 1st net: R Pedecini/A Gibson. E/W 1st gross & net: E Hollick/M Solway; 2nd gross & net: D Grant/F Patterson Ocean Shores 9/1 1st gross: P Sullivan/Partners; 2nd gross: A Hauser/C Timewell; 1st net: M Hosie/R Pedicini; 2nd net: L Baldwin/W Sparrow. CYCLING Byron Bay Freeriders A Grade: 1st R Donatti; 2nd C Fettell; 3rd J McHugh; Prime winner R Donatti. B Grade: 1st S Hulbert; 2nd D Boutkin; 3rd H Holley.

C Grade: 1st J Munro; 2nd G Hannan; 3rd M Fettell; Prime won by J Munro. D Grade: 1st K Clark; 2nd G Murphy; 3rd T Rice. Next Criterium 10/2. GOLF Ocean Shores Mens 7/1 Single Stab: 1st T Pratt(11) 37pts; 2nd R Crossley(25) 27pts NTPs. 3rd J McKay, 17th P Flemming. Balls to 33 CCR 73. 9/1 Single Stab: 1st K Franey(12) 40pts; 2nd J Parrey(15) 39pts; 3rd T O’Donnell(8) 39pts; 4th M Wilsdon(1) 39pts; NTPs 3rd J Starcic, 6th S Ford, 8th B Cox, 12th G Rowland, 15th I Smith, 17th C Miller. Balls to 34. CCR 70. 12/1 Single Stab: 1st R Donoghoe(17) 43pts; 2nd S Ford(10 41pts; 3rd I Rolls(20) 41pts NTPs 3rd S Keith, 6th K Caldwell, 8th T Cornell, 12th D Harman, 15th C Kaehler, 17th M Lawson. Balls to 33 CCR 71. Ocean Shores Men’s Veterans 10/1: Single Stableford, 51 starters. Winner: J Whitlock 42 pts; 2nd: G Painter 41 pts; 3rd: T Martin. NTP 3rd H/C 0-19 B Baxter; H/C 20+ W Sprengel; Captain’s Pin 8th: T Martin: Vice President’s Pin 12th: J Bramall; NTP 17th H/C 0-19 G Cole; H/C 20+ T Berry. Vice Captain’s Gorilla Award: H/C 0-19: D McCullock; H/C 20+: L Hoffman. Chooks to 22; Balls to 32. Arthur Donaldson’s “Scrubbers Ball”: T Berry. SURF LIFE SAVING Brunswick Patrols for the next week. Sat 19-1 No.4 S White, B East, M Went, L Alexander, L Waters. Sun 20-1 No.5 K Southwell, M & M Quinn, T Currie, I Heiniger, C Knowlden TABLE TENNIS Mullumbimy Thursday night. Enq: Werner 6680 3915; Greg 0427 788 773. TENNIS Mullumbimby New comps for 2008. Grading nights: Ladies comp Mon 4/2 5.30pm; Mens comp Tues 5/2 6.30pm; Mixed comp Thurs 7/2 6.30pm. Social tennis: 3pm-7pm, everyone welcome, membership not required; Ladies social commence Feb. Enq: Jeanie 6680 4353w or 6680 1330h; Greg 0427788773; Coaching, Justin 0403 841 241.

Pin This Up Bush regen day The Byron Environment Centre is holding a Bush Regeneration day at the Wetland Sanctuary on Saturday January 19, starting at 9.30am. Light lunch is provided. All volunteers welcome to help to maintain this important asset. Situated near the stone toilets of the Butler Street Reserve.

Dune Care Day The Green and Clean Awareness Team’s Dune Care day is on Sunday January 20, 9am–12pm at Clarkes Beach. Meet near the Beach BBQ. Join other Volunteers and support our beautiful environment by planting in the sand dunes from Clarkes Beach to Main Beach. Enjoy a delicious free BBQ, 12-1pm. Enquiries: Udo 6680 9698, Veda 6685 7991 or Teresa 6685 5293.

Lennox Playgroup

ABC commentary box, predictably dismissed criticism of the side as being part of the ‘tall poppy syndrome.’ Hands up if you can remember when irreverence was considered an admirable Australian trait. Now we are meant to fawn over movie stars, pop idols and sport celebrities. The brouhaha conveniently diverted attention from the manner in which the Australian team goes about achieving its victories. Not content with having nearly all of the contentious decisions go their way, our mob, with Ponting, a graceless and petulant character, showing the way, played like a pack of schoolyard bullies. Adam Gilchrist’s appeal for a catch off Rahul Dravid was shameful. Dravid’s bat went nowhere near the ball and good bloke Gilly, witnessing it under his nose, would have known that. If he did, by kidding the umpire into believing that he had taken a legitimate catch, Gilchrist did something abhorrent: he cheated. Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle is right – if you want to wear the cap of piety and proclaim your honesty, as vice-captain Gilchrist frequently does when modestly explaining why he walks, then you must be one hundred per cent honest.

Otherwise it’s like being a little bit pregnant. It is simply not possible. But for mine, among a number of indictable incidents, Michael Clarke’s standing and waiting to be told he was out after snicking the ball straight into the hands of Dravid, not two metres away, was appalling. What are they teaching our young sports people? Apart from the tripe that they go on with about the baggy green (have you noticed the nauseating way in which Matt Hayden and Phil Jaques, aping him, stroke the Australian flag as they leave the sheds?), are there any worthy values being instilled in our flannelled Jihadists? The Indians are no angels, but Anil Kumble was justified in paraphrasing the Aussie captain of the bodyline series, Bill Woodfull, who famously remarked after an ugly day’s play, ‘there was only one side playing cricket out there today.’ Let us hope that our team has rediscovered its moral compass in Perth, for the manner in which the Australian XI deports itself is a reflection of the national character. The recalcitrant R S Ponting either doesn’t get it or, happy to trample over traditional sporting values in pursuit of a win, just doesn’t give a rat’s.

6687 4597 for further infor- Centrelink pension or health mation. care card and are struggling to afford the cost of having U3A your pet desexed, the Animal BrunswickValley Welfare League NSW may Dr. Philip Neck presents ‘An be able to help you. Please Unrepentant Bureaucrat’s ring 6684 4070. look at International Management’ on January 29 at Natural Therapies the Uniting Church, Fingal Open Day St, Brunswick Heads at The House of Natural Ther10am. All welcome, enquir- apies is holding an open day ies 6680 4365. on Saturday February 16, starting 11am at 70 Main St, Mullum Alstonville. You can meet Toastmasters practitioners, learn about Mullum Magic Toastmasters and road test natural theraresumes on January 28, pies. Shiatsu, Australian Bush meeting every 2nd and 4th Flower Remedies,Vibrational Monday at 7pm. Boost your Touch, Naturopathy, Masconfidence, express your sage, Holistic Pulsing, Myoideas clearly, become confi- practic and Bowen Therapy. dent speaking in public – all twenty minute sessions with in a fun, safe and supportive practitioners available on the environment. It’s time to act day from 12:40-4pm. $25 on those new year resolu- per session. Bookings essentions. Call Megan for more tial. Booking and Info: 6628 details on 6680 4702. 1920 or email Boardriders AGM Byron Bay Boardriders AGM is on Thursday January 24 at 6.30pm, at the Services Club. All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend. Jim Beam Surf Tag Series is on 18th January.

Lennox Head Playgroup resumes for 2008 on Tuesday January 15 at the Recreation Hall. Session times are Tuesdays 9.30am 11.30am, Thursdays (New Mums’ Group) 11.30am 1.30pm and Fridays Cat/Dog Desexing 10.00am - 12.00pm. Call If you are the holder of a

Mullumbimby Tennis AGM The Annual General Meeting for Mullumbimby Tennis Association will be held on Wednesday February 13 at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Competion enquiries phone Jeanie 6680 4353 or Greg 0427 788 773.

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 37

Sports Roundup with Eve Jeffery Mullumbimby Tennis Club holds court

Mullumbimby Tennis Club coach Justin de Candia gives club president Greg Southern a few backhanded tips. Photo Tree Faerie

You can turn on the tube at this time of year without finding yourself looking at someone slogging it out on a tennis court. Between the Australian Open, the Hopman Cup, the Davis Cup and the various state open tournaments, there is enough tennis over summer to satiate the hungriest of fans. Tennis is one of the world’s favourite sports, with most countries participating and the reason is that it such a great game. It requires skill and speed, strength and it also has enough scope for tactics to placate the interlektchals, while at the same time it is a game that anyone of any level of ability can have a go at. Tennis is a game you can play for life. It is a perfect way to maintain health and fitness, get a great workout and have fun at the same time. The Mullumbimby Tennis Club has a long and proud history and is continuing forward in leaps and bounds. The club committee will be saying a fond farewell to two of its great supporters, the husband and wife, secretary and treasurer team of Dave and Jeanie Runciman

will be stepping down from their positions of fifteen years at the AGM which will be held next month. Club president Greg Southern says that it is people like Dave and Jeanie who have put the club in such great shape. ‘We have been left a wonderful legacy from previous coaching staff and committee members and we are now building on that great foundation.’ 2008 will see the club getting a start on a court resurfacing program and other works around the club. The club offers tennis for age groups and skill levels, including competition tennis and social play. The club is also fortunate to have in his fourth year of coaching at Mullum, Justin de Candia a TCA coach who takes both private and group classes and has been the coach of up and coming players Stephen Gort who is off to Texas on a scholarship, and junior Gene Healey who will be a player to watch. ‘Tennis has been good to me ,’ says Justin, I have been coaching for seven years. This facility here at Mullumbimby is the best on the north coast and we want to share it with everyone.’ To this end the club will

be holding two open days over the next two weekends. This is a great opportunity to see the facilities of the club and try out some new racquets. Two international racquet companies Head and Volkl are providing demonstrations packs of tennis racquets. About 30 racquets will be available for people to try out. There is no obligation to buy, and the demo racquets will be available for sale at a reduced price. Justin will be giving tennis tips during both days and there will be activities, mini courts and low impact balls for children, as well as a sausage sizzle. The courts are located at the recreational grounds in Byron Street Mullumbimby, near the netball courts. The AGM of the Mullumbimby Tennis Club will he held at the clubhouse on February 13 at 6.30pm. All members are invited to come along. Open days will be held on January 19 and 26 from 3-8pm. If there are any members who would like to volunteer on either of the open days or if you would like more information about the club, phone Greg Southern on 0427 788 773.

Austswim qualifications invaluable Teaching children to swim would be not only a satisfying career choice, but also a helping hand in the regional community. NSW Sport & Recreation are offering an extensive range of Austswim Accreditation courses and workshops. ‘New statistics from Royal Life Saving NSW still reveal that regional NSW had 8 drowning related deaths in 2006/2007 for children under 14 years of age, this being an increase from 2005/2006,’ said Debbie Grant of NSW Sport & Recreation. ‘The more qualified Austswim instructors we provide in the region, to teach people of all ages to swim, we hope will reduce this figure.’ The Austswim Accreditation courses will be held in Casino, Grafton, and Mul-

lumbimby from February to April 2008. Workshops will be available in Ballina, Coffs Harbour and Lismore. Workshops allow Austswim accredited instructors to maintain their skills and accumulate professional development hours. The Austswim certificate is valid for three years and includes both theory and practical sessions. The course is of national industry standard for those wishing to teach swimming. NSW Sport and Recreation will also have courses to teach swim coaching. The Nationally recognised course – Junior Coach & Assistant Squad Coach – is a fantastic additional accreditation to hold for potential swim coaches. This course will allow the instructor to learn advanced swimming skills and the mechanics of swimming.

Parents are reminded that even children who have under taken swimming classes should still be supervised when they are in the pool, and those who are supervising toddlers in and around the pool must make sure that they are always within arm reaching distance as it takes only seconds for kids to slip under the surface. Austswim Accredited instructors are in your area. It is important that children learn to swim as much of their recreational time is spent near water. An Austswim Accreditation will also expand prospective employment opportunities. Participants must be 16 years or older. For bookings or further information please contact NSW Sport and Recreation on 02 6618 0400 or visit

Ocean Shores junior swims in Sydney MONTHLY MARKETS 1st SAT Bruns Heads 6684 4437 1st SUN Byron Bay 6680 9703 1st SUN Lismore Car Boot 6628 7333 2nd SUN The Channon 2nd SUN Lennox Head 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd


6688 6433 6672 2874

Mullumbimby 6684 3370 Uki 6679 9026 Nimbin 6689 0000 Lismore Car Boot 6628 7333 Ballina 6687 4328

4th SUN Bangalow

6687 1911

5th SUN Nimbin Market

6689 0000

FARMERS MARKETS Each TUE New Brighton 6684 5390 Each TUE Organic Lismore 6628 1084 Each THU 8-11am Byron 6687 1137 Each SAT 8-11am Bangalow 6687 1137 Each SAT 8am-1pm Uki 6679 5530

Byron Bay Camping & Disposals For King Gee work clothes and Rossi Blundstone and Redback work boots Phone: 6685 8085

The Mullumbimby RSL Memorial Band Fund commmittee sponsored Lorne Greenlaw from Ocean Shores so he would be able to compete at the NSW State Championships over the weekend at the Sydney Olympic Pool. Lorne a year six student at Ocean Shores Primary, swims for the Twin Towns Swimming Club. Lorne swam several qualifying times at recent regional carnivals and performed well at the competition. He competed in races on both Saturday and Sunday and successfuly achieved 2nd place in the 200m, 3rd place in the 100m Butterfly, 4th place in the 200m freestyle and 9th place in the 100m backstroke, all of which were personal best swims. Photo Fiona Greenlaw

Lennox Surfer in opener semis The Kustom Jetty Surf Pro Junior is the first event for 2008 and the richest ASP Pro Junior event in the southern hemisphere. It features $35,000 prize money across three divisions: Pro Junior Boys $30,000, Pro Junior Girls $4,000 and the Cadet Cup $1,000. Lennox Head surfer Stuart Kennedy made it through to the quarter finals at the event. This was already a big result for Kennedy as it’s the opening and biggest Pro

Junior event of the season. Number One Seed Julian Wilson was eliminated in searing temperatures at the competition last Thursday. Semis Action was set to begin early Monday at Bells Beach with organizers keen to get the best of wind, swell and tides with an expected 7:00am start and the finals to run around 11:00am. Kennedy, photgraphed by Adrian Hart, came first in his semi defeating Klee Strachan 10.00 to 8.75 setting him up for a finals face off with Nick Vasicek.

TIDE TIMES PHASES OF THE MOON Aquarius Full Moon 23rd Jan 1.36 am Last Quarter 30th Jan 5.05 pm New Moon 7th Feb 3.46 pm First Quarter 14th Feb 3.36 pm WED High 2.48 am 16th 2.57 pm Low 9.03 am 9.09 pm THU High 3.50 am 17th 4.15 pm Low 10.26 am 10.09 pm FRI High 4.56 am 18th 5.38 pm Low 11.49 am 11.15 pm SAT High 6.01 am 19th 6.51 pm Low 1.00 pm

1.4 1.2 0.6 0.4 1.5 1.1 0.5 0.5 1.5 1.1 0.4 0.5 1.6 1.1 0.3

Sunrise 6.02 am Sunset 7.48 pm Moonrise 1.22 pm Moonset Sunrise 6.03 am Sunset 7.47 pm Moonrise 2.29 pm Moonset 12.29 am Sunrise 6.04 am Sunset 7.47 pm Moonrise 3.39 pm Moonset 1.11 am Sunrise 6.05 am Sunset 7.47 pm Moonrise 4.48 pm Moonset 2.01 am 6.05 am SUN High 7.02 am 1.7 Sunrise 20th 7.53 pm 1.2 Sunset 7.47 pm Low 12.22 am 0.4 Moonrise 5.54 pm 1.59 pm 0.2 Moonset 3.00 am MON High 7.59 am 1.8 Sunrise 6.06 am 21st 8.46 pm 1.2 Sunset 7.47 pm Low 1.24 am 0.4 Moonrise 6.52 pm 2.51 pm 0.1 Moonset 4.05 am TUE High 8.51 am 1.8 Sunrise 6.07 am 22nd 9.34 pm 1.3 Sunset 7.46 pm Low 2.20 am 0.3 Moonrise 7.42 pm 3.37 pm 0.8 Moonset 5.15 am Eastern Standard Time. Heights in metres. Courtesy of NSW Tide Charts, Manly Hydraulics Laboratory, NSW Dept of Commerce – Brunswick Heads +6 min; Byron Bay -9 min; Billinudgel, Marshalls Creek +3 hr 55 min; Mullumbimby +1 hr 10 min

corner Lawson & Fletcher Streets Largest range of Surf Hire

38 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo



ARCHITECTS ACCENT COLOR PLAN COPYING / PRINTING....................................................................66856236 FRANK STEWART ARCHITECT Reg. 6075. Houses & Commerc. 66856984 LEE WAINWRIGHT ARCHITECTS Reg. 7761 ..............0424 796511

â&#x20AC;˘ Lights â&#x20AC;˘ Power â&#x20AC;˘ Connections â&#x20AC;˘ Data â&#x20AC;˘ Home Automation â&#x20AC;˘ Antennas & more

6685 4114


-8Ă&#x160; ,/" -Ă&#x160; Ă&#x160;,""  ,""Ă&#x160;, *,Ă&#x160;-* -/ä{ÂŁ{Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2021;{Ă&#x160;££äĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nĂ&#x2021; {{Â&#x2122;ÂŁ

Lic 84399C

commercial, industrial and domestic applications

Lic. No. 192987C

BAY RECLAIMED New & Used building supplies ....................................................................66855991

FLOOR SANDING & FINISHING NATURAL OIL FINISH Beautiful, durable. ....................................................... Painted Earth 6680 5729


0437 202 050


North Coast


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


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

Call Wayne 0414 821137 or 6684 5521

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

BRICKLAYER Lic 164155C ......................................................Phone Gary 0437 135483 or 66849102 BUILDER/CARPENTER Bob Stewart. Lic 14815C Mullum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SGB..............0418 989928 or 66805639

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

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

Building & Renovation Contractor


Lic 171014C

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



Schultz Circuit Electrical

David Levine


,"" Ă&#x160; ,/- ,IC.O 2




Fine quality Carpentry & Joinery & Cabinets Feature projects, renovations, shop ďŹ tting, cabinets, kitchens Phone 6685 9014 or 0431 184 315 See our website:


Zugai Strudwick Architects ph: 66 848017


DEADLINE for additions and changes to the Service Directory is 12pm Friday

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

CARPENTER All jobs. Michael Dow. Lic 147675C ..................................... 66291169 or 0412 967677 CARPENTRY/JOINERY Renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, small jobs. Lic 157823C Paul ......66805722


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


PLASTERER & CARPENTRY Small jobs, satisfaction or no charge David 66802001 or 0419 902002




STAINLESS WIRE BALUSTRADING Supplies and installation ..............................................66872253 TILER/STONEMASON/WATERPROOFER Lic 24418C Phone Karl.......................................66804103

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

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


&/202/-04&2)%.$,9 3%26)#%#!,,+2)3



a3vÂťJÂ&#x2DC;Ă?Ă&#x201C; a"JÂ&#x2DC;¨Ă&#x153;v¨J¨bv aĂ&#x161;ÂŹĂĽĂ&#x201C;vĂ&#x161;Ă&#x161; 3vÂŁÂŹlvÂ&#x;Â&#x;Â&#x2DC;¨Â? a vbÂ&#x17E;Ă&#x201C; a.vĂ?Â?ÂŹÂ&#x;JĂ&#x201C;


COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C..........................0439 624945 or 66804173 CURTIS ELECTRICAL 24 hour service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all Byron Shire. Lic 79065C .................................0427 402399 ALL ELECTRICAL WORK Including solar & metering. Lic EC31722 ............................ Sid 0400 629577 GOTCHA WIRED Peter Kendall Electrical Contractors Lic 61439C............ 0427 611832 or 66855422 POWER & AIR TOOL REPAIRS Repairs, spares, warranty ......................................................66844514 SMALL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; URGENT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EMERGENCY JOBS ONLY............................................................0427 402399

ALL-WAYS PAINTING Shahron Shahar. Lic 189144C .............................. 0438 784226 or 6680 9281 BYRON PRO-PAINT Free quotes, value. Lic 87771C ...........................................Call Ben 0418 662281 DEREK BULLION PAINTING Free quotes Lic R98818 ..............................0414 225604 or 66805049


Ceramic Floor Tiling

NEW BRIGHTON PAINTING Quality work Lic 64066C..........Derek Bond 0401 920540 or 66805551 PAINTED EARTH Eco friendly paints & finishes ............................................................... Deb 66805729

Kitchens & Bathroom Makeovers Resurfacing & chip repairs of: â&#x20AC;˘ Kitchen benchtops, doors, & ďŹ xed panels â&#x20AC;˘ Baths & basins â&#x20AC;˘ Floor tiles â&#x20AC;˘ Wall tiles






(/52 3%26)#%


-Ă&#x160;" -Ă&#x160;qĂ&#x160;1, /Ă&#x160;" -Ă&#x160; qĂ&#x160;  , 9Ă&#x160;" -Ă&#x160;" 9 'ENUINEHOUR DAYSAWEEKSERVICE  HOUR  DAYS A WEEK SERVICE



Phone Glenn 6624 7849 or 0432 720 417

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


Wall Tiling, Building Maintenance Phil and Linda Guy Ph 6684 6930 â&#x20AC;˘ 0418 255 599 Lic No. 55115C

1Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;x]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;ÂŁÂ&#x2021;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x160;/>Ă&#x192;Â&#x201C;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;7>Ă&#x17E;]Ă&#x160; Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160; >Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Â&#x2DC;`°Ă&#x160; Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;° ­äĂ&#x201C;ÂŽĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;näĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2021;ääĂ&#x2021;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;°VĂ&#x20AC;i>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iÂ?Â&#x2C6;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â?Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;°VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;°>Ă&#x2022;



Handcrafted doors, windows & timber products 2/6 Fern Place, Byron Arts & Industry Estate 6685 7477 or 0417 697 705


2 E L I A B L E A N D 0 U N C T U A L




KATE PLATT Interior Designs, ....................................0411 888416 or 66807606

Ă&#x20AC;VÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;iVĂ&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;>Â?Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Â?>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x192;V>ÂŤiĂ&#x160;Â?Â&#x2C6;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;ÂŤiVÂ&#x2C6;>Â?Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192; Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x160;VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Â?Ă&#x152;>Â&#x2DC;VĂ&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Vi


aĂ?vvĂ&#x161;Ă&#x2026;ĂĽÂŹĂ&#x153;vĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x161;Ă&#x161; a#ÂŹĂ&#x161;Â?ÂŹXĂ&#x161;Ă&#x153;ÂŹÂŹĂ&#x161;Ă&#x201C;ÂŁJÂ&#x;Â&#x; aĂ&#x161; Â&#x2022;vΨvĂ&#x161;JÂŁÂťĂ&#x201C;¨ aĂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x2DC;{Â&#x2039;Ă&#x161;Â&#x2039;Ă´Ă´Ă&#x2DC;Ă&#x2122; Ă&#x161;Ă&#x161;Ă&#x161;Ă´Â&#x2039;ĂŁ{Ă&#x161;{Â&#x2039;ĂŁĂ&#x161;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x2014;Â&#x2C6;

Domestic & Commercial





WOOL or POLYESTER ceiling and wall insulation Supply or installed 0400 206 043

Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2122;Ă&#x2030;ÂŁnĂ&#x160; iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;>Â?Ă&#x160; Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;VĂ&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;]Ă&#x160; Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160; Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;>Ă&#x152;i

`iVÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x160;ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;}Â&#x153;Â?>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;iÂŤ>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;>Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iÂ&#x2DC;>Â&#x2DC;ViĂ&#x160; ÂŁxĂ&#x160;Ă&#x17E;i>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;iĂ?ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;iÂ&#x2DC;Vi


GUTTERS CLEANED All areas, free quotes, fully insured...........................66850125 or 0405 922839

Bob Acton, Building Design & Drafting

also provide welding in stainless steel and mild steel


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


Phone 6680 5184 or 0407 787 993 24 Kolora Way South Golden Beach


Ah 6684 3326 26 Mill St Fax 6684 3585 Mullum


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


6684 2685

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

BYRON ALUMINIUM 0418 411 706

Lic 34432C

For all glass supplies & repairs, shower screens, mirrors & robe doors


Welding Fabrication Repairs Supplies


BILLINUDGEL TILES & HIRE Mogo Place 6680 1700





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


C!Ujnct!'!U!Xppet!Qbjoujoh "RUCE4IMBSĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nxĂ&#x160;£ä£nĂ&#x160;ORä{ÂŁĂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2021; 4ERRY7OODSĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nĂ&#x2021;Ă&#x160;ÂŁnĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;ORä{Ă&#x201C;nĂ&#x160;ÂŁĂ&#x2C6;äĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;nx Ă&#x160;7",Ă&#x160;1, /



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

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 39

Service Directory ¨Ă&#x153;¨Â&#x2DC;ÂŹĂ&#x161; aĂ&#x161;7vĂ­Ă&#x153;ĂĽĂ?vĂ&#x161;bÂŹJĂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;¨Â?Ă&#x201C; Ă´Â&#x2039;ĂŁÂłĂ&#x161;Ă&#x2014;ĂŁÂ&#x2039;Ă&#x161;ĂŁÂ&#x2C6;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x161; aĂ&#x161;¨Ă&#x153;vĂ?Â&#x2DC;ÂŹĂ?Ă&#x161;QĂ&#x161;vĂ­Ă&#x153;vĂ?Â&#x2DC;ÂŹĂ? ĂŹĂŹĂŹĂ&#x20AC;vbÂŹJÂ&#x;Â&#x2DC;bJĂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;¨Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x20AC;bÂŹÂŁĂ&#x20AC;JĂĽ


aĂ&#x161;BJĂ&#x153;vĂ?Ă&#x161;XÂ&#x;JĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2DC;¨Â? aĂ&#x161;3ÂŹÂŹÂ&#x192;Ă&#x161;Ă?vĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x153;ÂŹĂ?JĂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;¨ aĂ&#x161;%ĂŤvĂ?Ă&#x161;ĂŁĂ´Ă&#x161;ĂŽvJĂ?Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x161;vĂ­ÂťvĂ?Â&#x2DC;v¨bv aĂ&#x161;¨Ă&#x201C;ĂĽĂ?vl

ROOF REPAIR SPECIALIST Tiles, Iron, Shingles, 37 years experience Friendly reliable and prompt service Phone Rick 6687 6688 or 0410 344 688 SEPTIC SYSTEMS

â&#x20AC;˘ 16 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience â&#x20AC;˘ Professional â&#x20AC;˘ Friendly â&#x20AC;˘ Clean

Sales approvals and installation of the simplest waste water treatment systems around. Phone Stuart 0427 897 496.

Lic 130521C



FLYNNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S QUALITY PAINTING For a free quote call Mark on 6680 3070 or mobile 0410 520647

"92/."!97).$/7#,%!.).' 02%3352%#,%!.).'

Lic.No. R85433


Specialising in non-toxic:

Professional Window Cleaning DOMESTIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; COMMERCIAL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BOND CLEANS Level 5 restrictions compliant

Reliable and of the highest quality â&#x20AC;&#x201C; call for a free quote FREECALL 1800 68 38 38 MOBILE 0411 444 367

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Quality work to be sure, to be sure!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Eco-friendly cleaning services using quality natural plant and mineral based products

SWIMMING POOLS BAYWATER POOLS Design, construction. Concrete & fibreglass. Lic 129104C..66843489 or 0419 479921


KEN EGAN Painter & Decorator Lic. R89743



North Point Painting Services Lic 168414C

Byron Shire


Friendly â&#x20AC;˘ Reliable â&#x20AC;˘ Professional Service SMARTEN UP PROPERTY SERVICES â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘


BLUEY VENN Maintenance/Repairs Lic 148364C ......................................66851791 or 0403 658860 I LOVE PLUMBING Call Steve Lic 148904C.......................................................................0412 916140 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

Ace Plumbing


#/5'(2!. %,%#42)#!, !NTHONYAH


Antennas Installed Reception problems, new sockets, video/dvd set up


6685 4114

Prompt service 6684 7776 or Competitive rates 0429 635 378 Free quotes Plumbing, roofing & drainage Gas fitting work Lic 165363C


Lic No 4838

All plumbing, gasfitting & roofing

Green Earth PLUMBING Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainage and Roofing maintenance 6680 1456 or 0409 181 353

Lic. 8908

* Conditions apply



(02) 6684 1001

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES 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


& VIDEO REPAIRS & SALES We repair Hi-Fis, CDs, Microwaves



EJAH: HE:6@:G G:E6>GH =^"Ă&#x2019;heZV`ZggZeV^gh!gZeaVXZbZcih! Je\gVYZh!eVgihVXXZhhdg^Zh ejahZhe`h5lZhicZi#Xdb#VjE]dcZGVn++-+(()' RUBBISH REMOVAL ABOUT BYRON SHIRE Rubbish removed/recycled ..........................Mark 66855570 or 0421932945 ANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDY SERVICE Rubbish removal ....................................................................0408 628130

DOMESTIC ARTS SKILLFUL HOUSEKEEPING ..............................................................0413 763785 KATEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOUSEKEEPING ..................................................................................................0404 999692


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



Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;iÂ&#x2DC;`Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;ÂľĂ&#x2022;>Â?Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x17D;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x160;EĂ&#x160;`Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x153;>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160;VÂ?i>Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160; Hard to 82x24 $18 11 07 16/11/2007 11:11:09 AM UĂ&#x160;,i>Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;>LÂ?iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;*iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;`Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;VÂ&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x192;VĂ&#x20AC;iiÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iÂŤ>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;

>Â?Â?Ă&#x160; Â&#x2026;>Ă&#x20AC;Â?Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x160;­vĂ&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x160;ÂľĂ&#x2022;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;iÂŽĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;n{Ă&#x160;{Ă&#x2021;Â&#x2122;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;ä{ÂŁĂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;£ääĂ&#x160;nĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;

 Ă&#x160; " / ,-



0HONEĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nĂ&#x2021;Ă&#x160;ÂŁx{{ -OBILEä{ÂŁĂ&#x2021;Ă&#x160;{xnĂ&#x160;ÂŁ{Â&#x2122;


"-/Ă&#x160;-*-Ă&#x160; EĂ&#x160;, Ă&#x160; ä{ÂŁĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;ä£nĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2021;xx OCEAN SHORES

6684 2474 0427 842 474

, Ă&#x160; -Ă&#x160; fÂŁxĂ&#x160;",Ă&#x160;{Ă&#x160;7 -

â&#x20AC;˘ Rubbish removal â&#x20AC;˘ Yard clean ups â&#x20AC;˘ Home renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive rates

BYRON TO TWEED 6680 1516 OR 0412 161 564

0LUMBING ROOlNGGAS ,IC# &2%%15/4%3

Â&#x2C6;V°Ă&#x160; ÂŁxnäĂ&#x17D;ÂŁ








Kevin & Margaret Bower

-/ -*-


- AT YOUR SERVICE Solutions to ALL your problems

Truck Mounted Machine

TENDER LOVING CARE Specialising in household carpet cleaning Speedy Drying

Call us first - fast service.

Call Richard 1800 613 033



â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;no improvement, no chargeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;




p: 0412 034 719 h: 02 6680 3569

ROB DEEGAN Antennas, parts, installation .............................................0429 994516 OR 6684 5525

JUMPIN PLUMBING Plumber, drainer & gasfitter Lic 96004C ..........................................0418 472313


â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday Rentals â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hotels, OfďŹ ces, Medical Centres, Shops & Schools

BRUNSWICK TV SERVICE 30 years. Byron Shire. Bill Sked .....................................................66851778

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

-iĂ&#x153;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160; Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;


ANTENNA EXPERT Fast service guaranteed ...........................................................................66854265


Quality assured Allergen free Fully insured Security cleared High Grade Eco Products Environmentally responsible Covering the Byron Shire

Nature in Mind


Domestic or commercial, small or large jobs Interiors or exteriors, colour schemes Reliable, honest and friendly service Quality work and attention to detail Insured / Licence No. 186717C


call 02 6688 4777 or 0405 437 431


CALL MAX TODAY FOR A QUOTE: 0411 226 717 | 02 66 843 189

â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

â&#x20AC;˘ Specialising in eco-friendly cleaning â&#x20AC;˘ Builders clean, bond cleans, commercial, home & holiday rentals â&#x20AC;˘ All equipment supplied



860 738 or 6687 5474

Green Rocket cleaners


â&#x20AC;˘ Prompt reliable service â&#x20AC;˘ Work guaranteed and fully insured â&#x20AC;˘ Fully qualified professional 6684 9249 or 0424 446 038

Bruce Butler 6684 7137 0403 332 654

â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic & Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Fully insured Lisa Stow 0404

ph Brendon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor 66853767 or 0429853767

BYRON BALLINA SEA THRU WINDOW CLEANING SERVICE â&#x20AC;˘ Friendly, professional owner operator â&#x20AC;˘ Residential â&#x20AC;˘ Shop fronts â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Screens cleaned â&#x20AC;˘ Water conscious

Free quote 0409 717 328 / 6681 4920

GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AAA ACTION GARDENERS For all your garden needs, treelopping & chipping ....................66847775 A LOAD OF RUBBISH REMOVAL Storm, Garage & Garden clean up................... Andre 0410 705877 ABOUT BYRON Mowing, gardening, rubbish removal.................... Mark 0421 932945 or 66855570 ABSOLUTE ALL MOWING, garden maintenance & rubbish removal Michael 0424 946226 or 66854423 ALL GARDEN WORK Clean up, restyle, all the tools, award winner...............................Gary 66848055 ALL HOME JOBS Indoor/out, mowing, handy, fix & more ...................................................0447 904358 BYRON OCEAN SHORES LAWNS & GARDENS Lawnmowing, gardening, rubbish removal 0448 042550 BLUEGUM LANDCARE All garden work and mowing....................Adam 0434 244224 or 66844730 BLUESCAPES Landscaping & cleanups..............................................................................0410 406334 GARRYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ORGANIC LAWN & GARDEN TLC service..................................66846193 or 0423 527882 GROWING THINGS GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Honest & reliable.Dave 0404 492927 or 66291635

Garden & property maintenance continued on next page

40 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Service Directory GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE (continued)

â&#x20AC;˘ Roof and gutter

IRON BARK ACREAGE SPECIALISTS .............................................................................0427 399955 LAWN MAINTENANCE Mowing, brushcutting, fertilising................................................0403 694462 LAWNMOWING Small & large properties .........................................................................0423 223417 MARTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOWING & BRUSHCUTTING & rubbish removal .......Marty 66846693 or 0422 798013 .................................................................Peter 0423 756394

â&#x20AC;˘ Taps and toilets


ä{Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2122;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2122;Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x2021; Bangalow Property Maintenance

Complete House Maintenance ABN 64 142 650 794

Brunswick Heads

â&#x20AC;˘ All house repairs and more

VĂ&#x20AC;i>}iĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} &ASTERNEATERTHANSLASHING


â&#x20AC;˘ Tiling, fencing and painting

0439 746 185

Rod Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

EXCAVATOR & TIPPER HIRE â&#x20AC;˘ 5 tonne excavator â&#x20AC;˘ Prompt reliable service â&#x20AC;˘ All general earthworks â&#x20AC;˘ Enviro bush clearing MOB 0401 657 304 AH 6684 3025

HIRE BYRON WEDDING & PARTY HIRE ........... 66855483 or 0439855483 CRANE TRUCK Large & small lifts............................................................................................66855991 MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more 66843003 TRUCK WITH CRANE & GENERAL CARRIER Large & small lift & carry jobs .......................66846789

0HILIP4OOVEY PHFAX Ă&#x203A;>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;ÂŤÂ?iÂ&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x203A;>Â&#x2C6;Â?>LÂ?iĂ&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;i`Ă&#x160;>VViĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â?iVĂ&#x152;Ă&#x192;



Complete Garden Maintenance

â&#x20AC;˘ Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Planting â&#x20AC;˘ Lawn mowing â&#x20AC;˘ Watering systems â&#x20AC;˘ Quality mulch delivered â&#x20AC;˘ Low maintenance gardens â&#x20AC;˘ Organic alternatives â&#x20AC;˘ Overgrown gardens restored â&#x20AC;˘ Bush regen â&#x20AC;˘ Tree pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Land clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Rubbish removal â&#x20AC;˘ Tick control

Phone George 0429

882 058 Est. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;92 â&#x20AC;˘ Fully insured

"25.37)#+(%!$3 ",).$3!7.).'3 


3(/72//-!4 "/.!.:!$2"),,).5$'%,

Rob & Lorraine Cubis Ph: 6685 1969 Mob: 0412 995267

Free Quotes on:- â&#x20AC;˘ Screens

>Ă&#x17E;Â?Â&#x2C6;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;`iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;-iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Vi Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x2022;Â?Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x203A;>Â&#x2C6;Â?>LÂ?iĂ&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Â?Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160; }>Ă&#x20AC;`iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;ii`Ă&#x192;°Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â?Â&#x153;LĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Â&#x201C;>Â?Â?°Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; *Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;ä{ääĂ&#x160;nä{Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x2021;ä

Hinterland Acreage Mowing

Byron Shire

LANDSCAPING & EXCAVATION A NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65HP trencher and mini excavator .......................0402 716857



Iron Bark

Reg. 1482 NSW L2603 QLD 11645

Ph/fax 6684 2428 Mob 0418 110 714

0421 626 015

REMOVALISTS ALWAYS AFFORDABLE REMOVALS ......................................................66876445 or 0409 917646



Â&#x2C6;}Ă&#x160;/Â&#x153;iĂ&#x160; >VÂ&#x17D;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;i

6687 6445 / 0409 917 646


s,ANDSCAPE$ESIGN#ONSTRUCTION s30%#)!,)3).').0!6).'2%4!).).'7!,,3




TROPICALE PEST MANAGEMENT Specialising in alternate and integrated methods of control. Termite inspections/non-chemical control.

*Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;ÂŤĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;/>Â&#x2DC;Â&#x17D;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;}>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC; Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;n{Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;äĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x201C;


WWW.BYRONSCAPE.COM LANDSCAPE DESIGN ......................................................0427 845284



Â&#x2C6;V°Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;°Ă&#x160;ääĂ&#x2021;Ă&#x201C;nÂŁ


â&#x20AC;˘ Post hole borer â&#x20AC;˘ All building works â&#x20AC;˘ Property improvements â&#x20AC;˘ Bush clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Dams â&#x20AC;˘ Road construction â&#x20AC;˘ House tank and site levellingâ&#x20AC;˘ All general earthmoving

Servicing the Byron Shire â&#x20AC;˘ Insured


BLUESCAPES Earthmoving & excavations.........................................................................0410 406334

Phone Anthony

0422 798 013 or 6684 6693 ABN 77177499472


>Â?Â?Ă&#x160; >Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;äxĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;ä{äÂ&#x2122;Ă&#x160;xxĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;{Â&#x2122;Ă&#x201C;

â&#x20AC;˘ 1.5t, 5t & 12t Excavators â&#x20AC;˘ Bobcat â&#x20AC;˘ Tipper Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Post Hole Borers

Mart yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mowing & Brushcutting ACREAGE MOWING

*ITTERBUG0EST#ONTROL ÂźĂ&#x160;}Ă&#x2022;>Ă&#x20AC;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iiĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Â?Â&#x153;LĂ&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;``iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;iĂ?Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;ÂľĂ&#x2022;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;i½

â&#x20AC;˘ Hollands â&#x20AC;˘ Venetians â&#x20AC;˘ Pleated â&#x20AC;˘ Security â&#x20AC;˘ Awnings & Patios â&#x20AC;˘ Vertical drapes

Fast and reliable service

0410 349 170

â&#x20AC;˘ Safe â&#x20AC;˘ Natural â&#x20AC;˘ Effective â&#x20AC;˘ Guaranteed


BEYOND BYRON REMOVALS Ready for work within & beyond Byron Brisbane Sydney backloading For careful service & great rates

3vÂ&#x;Â&#x2DC;JXÂ&#x;viĂ&#x161;Â&#x2022;¨vĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x161;QĂ&#x161;ÂťĂ?ÂŹÂŁÂťĂ&#x153; ÂŹĂ?Ă&#x161;JÂ&#x;Â&#x;Ă&#x161;ĂŽÂŹĂĽĂ?Ă&#x161; ÂŹXbJĂ&#x153;Ă&#x161;QĂ&#x161;7Â&#x2DC;vĂ?Ă&#x161;¨vvlĂ&#x201C; Ă&#x153;Ă&#x161; ĂĽbÂ&#x17E;vĂ&#x153;Ă&#x161;QĂ&#x161; Â&#x;JlvĂ&#x161;Ă&#x161;

JÂ&#x;Â&#x;Ă&#x161; JĂŤvĂ&#x161;.JĂ?Â&#x17E;Â&#x2DC;¨Ă&#x201C;¨Ă&#x161;¨Ă&#x161;Ă´Â&#x2039;³³Ă&#x161;ôŠĂ&#x17E;Ă&#x161;Š³Ă&#x17E; ĂŹvĂ&#x161;lÂ&#x2DC;Â?Ă&#x161;ÂŹĂĽĂ?Ă&#x161;Â?ÂŹXÂ

phone 66801158 or 0408 004719

Landscape Design â&#x20AC;˘ Acreage specialist â&#x20AC;˘ Toro zero-turn 6ft cutting deck â&#x20AC;˘ 0427 399 955

Little Scrub Landscape Design 17 years local experience specialising in artistic, native, low maintenance garden design Phone Damien 02

6684 7226

Peter McDonald Fencing & Farm Maintenance 6684 2440 / 0415 838979

â&#x20AC;˘ Fencing â&#x20AC;˘ Slashing â&#x20AC;˘ Stockyard Building â&#x20AC;˘ 4WD 4 in 1 Bucket â&#x20AC;˘ Post & Rail Fences All areas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no job too small




Rock Work Â&#x2021; Pathways Â&#x2021; Tree Planting Â&#x2021; Site Leveling Â&#x2021; Tank Sites Â&#x2021; Trenching Â&#x2021; Turfing Â&#x2021; Backyard & Site Clean Ups For All Your Landscaping & Mini Earthworks Needs Enquiries Phone Sam


04 2199 9062

,/"6 Ă&#x160;


6680 5471


UĂ&#x160; Ă?V>Ă&#x203A;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;{/]Ă&#x160;ÂŁx/Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x17D;/Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;LV>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; UĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;ÂŤ>VĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;,Â&#x153;Â?Â?iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;/Â&#x2C6;ÂŤÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2022;}iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;1Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152; UĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x160; Â?i>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;iÂ&#x2DC;VÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;>Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;>}iĂ&#x160;UĂ&#x160;,Â&#x153;>`Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;VĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; UĂ&#x160; >Â&#x201C;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x153;>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x160;-Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;,iĂ&#x152;>Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;7>Â?Â?Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;


BRUNSWICK VALLEY ELGAS SUPPLY FREE DELIVERY, NO RENTAL....................................66801575 FEDERAL MULLUM GAS SUPPLY.........................................................................................66884000 MULLUMBIMBY GAS WORKS Service & installation. Lic No L11487 ...................................66842171

aĂ&#x161;3vJĂ&#x201C;¨JXÂ&#x;vĂ&#x161;Ă?vÂŁÂŹĂŤJÂ&#x;Ă&#x161;Ă?JĂ&#x153;vĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x161;aĂ&#x161;Ă?vvĂ&#x161;Ă&#x2026;ĂĽÂŹĂ&#x153;vĂ&#x201C; aĂ&#x161;JĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x161; ÂŹJĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x161;aĂ&#x161; Ă?Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x201C;XJ¨vĂ&#x161;Ă&#x153;ĂŹÂ&#x2DC;bvĂ&#x161;JĂ&#x161;ĂŹvvÂ&#x17E;Ă&#x161;


MULLUMBIMBY REMOVALS Formerly Stan Robinson Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, weekly Full range of packing materials and cartons

6684 2198

Wheel Do It Wheel Move It


H O U R LY R AT E S & Q U O T E S Anthony 0414 842 149

HANDYPERSONS A TO Z HANDYMAN SERVICES Jack of All Ph Andre.............................................................66847553 ACTION PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Carpentry, repairs, renovations ...........................0422 417295 ANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDY SERVICE All household repairs ............................................................. 0408 628130 BEST QUOTES Carpentry, locks, security. All trades ph Matt ..............................................0405 565268 BUILDER Lic 3442C Renovations, handyman ph Larry ...............................66845331 or 0418 608407 BUILDER/CARPENTER Quality work, integrity guaranteed..............................................0410 800217 CALL A HUBBY for all your little odd jobs Ami 0421 347320 CAPE BYRON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Tom Scott...........................66840386 or 0418 600576 DAN HANDYMAN Leaking taps to minor building maintenance .............66228911 or 0402 009361 DEREKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANDSCAPING & mowing services..........................................66777285 or 0437 771219 PAINTER/DECORATOR Quality work, cheaper rates ..................................... phone Alex 0431 810056


#ONTACT*ESS Specialising in â&#x20AC;˘ all styles of paving & brickwork â&#x20AC;˘ irrigation â&#x20AC;˘ retaining walls â&#x20AC;˘ turf areasâ&#x20AC;˘ water features and all aspects of paving and landscaping.

Over 20 yrs experience - friendly reliable service Ring Dean on 0417 856 212

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

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 41



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

Personal Computer Service



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

0 2 6 6 8 4 6 010


Troubleshoot ing Repair s & Upgrades Tuit ion & Training Broadband Set-Up Web Design & Web Host ing Corporate Net work Solut ions


CHIROPRACTOR Bruce Campbell, Brent Verco 52 Shirley St, Byron Bay .................................66858159


MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC Karl Wedeman & Brent Verco. 110 Dalley St ................................66841028

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

CHIROPRACTIC MICHAEL SCHWAGER Chiropractor 108 Stuart St, Mullumbimby .........................................66841962 WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIROPRACTIC Andrew Badman.............................................66858553

Experienced Tech/Webmaster/Graphic Designer/Tuition



House calls to all Byron Shire. No fix no pay. Before you smash your computer call Dina the

BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE ...........................................................................66851264

0405 929 371

BYRON DENTAL SURGERY Mercury-free restorations ..........................................................66807774 MULLUMBIMBY DENTAL CENTRE 100 Stuart St, Mullumbimby .........................................66842644





FLORISTS OH HANG IT OH POT IT Fresh local flowers & plants. Deliveries ............................................66842557


PASSION@FLOWERS Byron Bay. Fresh flowers, weddings. Interflora member ......................66855209

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


ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE M Collis.....................................................66857001

ACCOUNTANT Paul Mayberry..................................................................................................66847415 BIZWIZZ Professional & mobile â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MYOB & Quickbooks, .................0400 758192

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Postural re-education for pain, stress/dysfunction. M. Hayes ......66809770

/ Ă&#x160;*, / ,Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160; ,/,  Ă&#x160;-* -/ 9/52/.%34/03(/0  9 %34!",)3(%$9%!23 1- -4ASMAN7AY  "YRON!RTS)NDUSTRY%STATE  -Ă&#x160;- ,-Ă&#x160;8 -Ă&#x160;, *,-Ă&#x160;- -

MULLUM HOMEOPATHY Christina (Ina) Buhse registered classical Homeopath..................66841028 MULLUMBIMBY Herbals, Naturopathy, Massage, 79 Stuart St...............................................66843002 MULLUMBIMBY MEDICAL CENTRE 60 Stuart St.................................................................66841511 SUZIE PHILLIPS ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE ...............................................66809696

OSTEOPATHY BANGALOW Jodie Jacobs ........................................................................................................66872337


BRUNSWICK HEADS OSTEOPATHY Sue Broadbent, Mon - Fri ............................................66851126

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

BYRON OSTEOPATHIC CARE Eve Schoenheimer & Jodie Jacobs..........................................66807575

COMPUTER SERVICES ADAM THE COMPUTER GUY ...............................0439 587858 or 66850136







0418 767 774

B.M.I.T u We come to yo

02 66 848 018

Onsite Computer Services

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


PRINTING & GRAPHIC ART ACCENT COLOR THE COPY SHOP ........................................................................................66856236 ACCENT COLOR THE LAMINATING SHOP ..........................................................................66856236

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

ISHA BLACK FINE ARTS & DESIGN â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beauty for loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; .........0428 664108

CLAUDIA MIRDITA Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, physio..............................................66857222

NORTH COAST PRINT SOLUTIONS Design and Printers......................................................66858264

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

Art dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Echo 66841777

NICK EDMOND & MARTINA RIGBY Mullumbimby Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Centre â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Govindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby Monday, Wednesday, Friday .........................................66843255 OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY NIGEL PITMAN .........................................................66803499 PAULA RAYMOND-YACOUB Acupuncture and physio .........................................................66851646

 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


24 Hours 7 Days Serving Byron Shire



Where else would you take a leak! Lot 4, Wilfred St, Billinudgel. Ph 6680 2444 SERVER SPECIALISTS PC / MAC INTEGRATION NETWORK MAINTENANCE

system management

Call6680 66808883 8883


â&#x20AC;˘ Tyres â&#x20AC;˘ Batteries â&#x20AC;˘ Wheel Alignments , p , , g MULLUMBIMBY TYRE SERVICE Dalley Street, Mullumbimby 6684

6 Ă&#x160;7-" Ă&#x160; "*1/ ,Ă&#x160;- ,6 -

iĂ&#x153;Ă&#x160;>VÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x160;,iÂŤ>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;°Ă&#x160;1ÂŤ}Ă&#x20AC;>`iĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;>Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}]Ă&#x160; iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}]Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021; Â&#x2DC;iVĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;]Ă&#x160;-Â&#x153;vĂ&#x152;Ă&#x153;>Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160;7Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;äää8*]Ă&#x160;7Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;6Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;>°Ă&#x160; iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;°Ă&#x160;/iVÂ&#x2026;°Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x152;Ă&#x160;->Â?iĂ&#x192;


*Â&#x2026;\Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;LÂ&#x2C6;Â?iĂ&#x160;ä{ÂŁ{Ă&#x160;n{Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2122;xxĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;äĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;n{Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17D;Â&#x2122;xx UĂ&#x160;iÂ&#x201C;>Â&#x2C6;Â?\Ă&#x160;Â?>Ă&#x153;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;JĂ&#x192;ÂŤÂ&#x153;Ă&#x152;°VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;°>Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;VViÂŤĂ&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;VĂ&#x20AC;i`Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;V>Ă&#x20AC;`Ă&#x192; -Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;ÂŤĂ&#x160;£äĂ&#x160;,Â&#x153;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;>Â?Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;ÂŤÂ?iĂ?]Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x152;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x152;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â?Â?Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C; Â?Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;ÂŁxĂ&#x160;,Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;`iĂ&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;i]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â?Â?Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;LÂ&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;LĂ&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;{nĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x160;

Apple Computers @ Lightforce Apple Authorised Sales and Service Byronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ONLY Apple Certified Technicians Providing Apple Warranty Repairs & Callout Service





A large selection of New MacBooks and iMacs & iPods In Stock too ! m-th 10-6 â&#x20AC;˘ fri 10-5 â&#x20AC;˘ sat 10-1at 1/10 Brigantine St. Byron Bay 6685 8796






In-home holiday minding Grooming at reasonable rates Free pick up and drop off, for 1st groom Call Rachel 6684 1201 or 0405 265 383


     #!   %


BYRON ART SUPPLIES & PICTURE FRAMING 3/97 Centennial Circuit..............................66808010 BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel ............................66803444


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

"! #! & $#! 




'''&$%#$ %


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


p: 02 6680 9624

m: 0423 685 902

SUFFOLK PARK VET CLINIC Michael Cumpston ...................................................................66853696

42 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

ClassiďŹ ed Ads INDEX Agistment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Birthdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Business Opportunity. . . . . . . 45 Businesses For Sale . . . . . . . 45 Bus Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Caravans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Childcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 For Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Garage Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Halls For Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Health Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Holiday Accommodation . . . . 45 House Sit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Houses For Sale . . . . . . . . . . 45 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Lawyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Lost & Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Motor Bikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Motor Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Musical Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Only Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Positions Vacant . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Probate Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Property For Sale . . . . . . . . . . 45 Public Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Return Thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Share Accommodation . . . . . 45 Short Term Accommodation . 45 Social Escorts . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 To Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 To Let . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Tractor Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tradework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Tree Lopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Wanted To Rent . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Work Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47



$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)


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

PHOTOS All photos handled by The Echo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all care & no responsibility taken.

Mullumbimby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Village Way, Stuart St Byron Bay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 95 Jonson St

Prepayment required for: Garage Sales, Share Accommodation, Short Term Accomodation, Wanted to Rent and Work Wanted classiďŹ cations

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.


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

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.


LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD Free consultation. SANDRO 66805002


Let me help you sort yours out in your home, ofďŹ ce or business. Call Fay 0417028642 MULLUM HIGH uniform shop open 16th, 17th, 18th, 9am-1.30, 19th 9-11.30am MULLUMBIMBY SOUP KITCHEN Neighbourhood Centre, Dalley Street, Wednesday 5pm. 66841816

0( -/" 4!3-!.7!9 "92/.!243).$%34 WWWLUSCIOUSFOODSCOM

Account enquiries phone 6685 5222



* not including full head's foil




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.


Includes ½hr Massage, ½hr Body Scrub, ½hr Facial

1/½HR PEDICURE $65 Blading, BufďŹ ng, ParafďŹ n, Mask, Polish

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT 66807277 0422383151




Audrey Fisher 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




NEW BRIGHTON Each Tuesday 8am - 11am FREE HEALTH LECTURE With Dr PATRICIA BRAGG World famous health authority, HEALTH ADVISOR TO THE HOLLYWOOD STARS. 7pm Fri Jan 18 Byron Bay Community Centre (see ad on page 10)

San Sandplay/ Art TTherapy

Counsellingg and hhealing through creative play Children tteenagers & adults. Ph play. Children, 0402074568. Bev Clark G.Dip Miecat ASTROLOGY & TAROT ďŹ nd out about your opportunities & challenges for 2008. Gisela has been reading locally for more than 10yrs. References available. 66802570


Join our choir led by Parissa Bouas. 11 week term starts 29 Jan. Bookings essential: 66808878. Private tuition & gift vouchers available. PAM GOODMAN National & International renowned clairvoyant, now in Rosebank. Appointments ph 0418423867


COURSES. In Jan all welc. 66843160 ENTERTAINING AT HOME? Need a caterer so you can relax & enjoy with your guests. Any style! Call Jacqui to discuss your menu. Broadbean Catering 0404999580 (Music also avail)

Channelled Sessions with Lady Masters Clearing blocks from this life, and all incarnations. Fears grief, unworthiness, isolation. Gentle work. All held in love.

Zita 6684 6006


CELEBRANT 66803032,

THERE IS A CERTAIN WAY rich people get rich. You can learn this certain way. Free 2 min message 1800825299




Back by popular demand: THE AUSTRALIAN CANNABIS COOKBOOK @ Echo ofďŹ ces Mullumbimby & Byron Bay or

GYM SPECIAL 3 months $110. Brunswick Gym phone 66851794

KIDS PANTOMIME SHOW Ages 3-7 Fun, exciting and new Costumes Welcome All shows 11am Drill Hall, Mullum Wed 16th Jan Wed 23rd Jan Sth Golden Beach Comm Hall Thurs 17th Jan Thurs 24th Jan Suffolk Park 5 Heritage Crt (Bookings Essential) Fri 18th Jan Fri 24th Jan Early Bookings 0401178719


With a peel $115

Great for dry dehydrated skin

CONDITIONS APPLY 22 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads 6685 1330

THETA HEALING Advanced Seminar 25-27 January with Samira Hardwick Phone 0409 937 202 Research into special states of consciousness in childbirth

Birth-trauma and beyond:


1pm Monday for line ads




12pm Monday for display ads

Reuben Barkley Reub 66284475 - Mob 0422221116


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.


$4.00 for each extra line

ClassiďŹ ed ads may also be lodged at our ofďŹ ces:

Celebrant - 0414720081



Ads may be taken by phone on 6684 1777



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.


a call for participants. Dr Gregg Lahood is currently researching and writing a book on transpersonal (spiritual) events in childbirth and would like to interview women who have had an experience of the following: â&#x20AC;˘ birth-giving as traumatic â&#x20AC;˘ altered states of consciousness in childbirth â&#x20AC;˘ psychological encounters with death in birth â&#x20AC;˘ spiritual visions during labor Phone 0431 112 514 or email A full description of this research can be found at

Do you need something simpliďŹ ed, organised, planned or managed? Business or private. Call us to discuss it. Satya Pty Ltd â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Project Management Phone 6684 0112


North Coast Flood Damage

Has your property been damaged by recent storms?

Do you know your rights about claiming on your insurance policies? Legal Aid NSW has a free guide to getting your insurance claim paid called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Turning the Tide â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Storms, Floods, Insurance and Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Free copies of the guide are available from the Legal Aid NSW office in Lismore, local Disaster Recovery Centres or by emailing: Copies can also be obtained from LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529. View the guide online at:

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 43

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


Next 6 wk training course starts Mon 25th Feb. Bookings/enq ph Paul 66804946


3 DAY SILENT RETREAT Detox & Renew with Organic Juice, Yoga, Meditation, Walks, Massage + Rest. Feb 8th-11th $295 / $250. 66845279,

Furyus Feet Dance

â&#x20AC;˘ Ballet â&#x20AC;˘ Modern â&#x20AC;˘ Jazz â&#x20AC;˘ Hip Hop/Break Preschool to Teens + boys and adult classes

SALSA WORKSHOPS - JAN 19th Elaina Electrah returns from Miami USA. Beginners to advanced, 2.30pm - 4.30pm Buddha Bar, $35. Salsa Casino/Mumbo/Cha Cha Cha, ďŹ ne tuning/rythem/style. Authenticity. 0431907976


)2630 2.5hr afternoon beginner Salsa intensive, 23; kick start in this popular dance! Bookings Â&#x2DC;ÂľĂ&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;\Ă&#x160;9Ă&#x203A;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160; >Â?Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;n{Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x2021;Â&#x2122;

OÂŽ1* ÂŽ -/ -WÂŽ - -ÂŽEÂŽ-1"ÂŽ-1/OÂŽ - "ÂŽ*,/ -

ÂŹÂŹclÂŽlÂŤlÂŹÂŽÂ&#x192;Â&#x2030;IÂŽĂ&#x2021;oĂ&#x2021;Â?lÂśÂ&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Âśo ¿¿¿Â&#x161;¸Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;>¼°à ¸Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x161;PÂ&#x2030;Â&#x192;

only 2nd Feb, Lyanne 66843837


private class from 1yr. Wed/Fri 10.30am. Book with Meg 0408833988 SAINT MUNGOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S representatives on earth thank all contributors to the splendid Feast Day and sing praise for the good company, dry skies & wonderful food. Clothing, bags & dishes are by the bandstand for collection.

ADYASHANTI EVENING Mondays in Byron, 7.20pm for meditation and then a DVD or CD. Ph Alistair 0412988844 SOUL SEARCH HEALING WITH SOUND LIFE PURPOSE READING 66844731

PROBATE NOTICES After fourteen (14) days from publication of this Notice, an application for probate of the Will dated 10 November 2000 of ILMA EDITH EDGECOMBE late of Ocean Shores in the State of New South Wales, deceased, will be made by DEAN ARTHUR EDGECOME, JUDITH LYNDALL PEARCE and MARION GAY EDGECOMBE Executors named in the said Will. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon her estate to: John G McDonald & Partners Solicitors, PO Box 115, Murwillumbah NSW 2484


NLP, EFT, PAST LIFE & COUNSELLING Anxiety, Weight, Smoking, Pre & Post Operative, Phobias, Depression & more. Irene Colville 66770064 MASCH, AMACA OSTEOPATH A biodynamic approach to Osteopathy in the cranial ďŹ eld


New Brighton, 66802027, Thurs, Fri. Not your usual Osteopathy.

CONTINENCE & PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel - Physiotherapist. 3/10 Station St, Bangalow. Phone 66872337 (see Service Directory)



Clinic re-opens Mon 14/1 @ Med Wheel Byron. Ph 66858366 or 0428839009

THAI MASSAGE 1.5 hrs $50. Home visit $60. 7 days. Ekka 66804478. No sex

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


via clairaudient Shelley Neller. Bookings 66853587


' #  "    ( )*       #* #(                !


Yoga Studio Within presents six open Yoga Synergy style classes BYRON BAY

by Simon Borg-Olivier

MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy)

10 am Wed 17, Thu 18, Mon 21, Tue 22, Wed 23 & Thu 24 January 2008

$15 per class special

No bookings so come early 6 Byron Street (above Centrelink) 9389 7399


For all enquiries 0407 299 258

pure organic fusion suffolk park community hall corner alcorn street and clifford street bangalow studio and head office 72 byron street, bangalow (parking at rear)

Private sessons available call 6687 2031 or visit

CertiďŹ cate Teacher Training Courses

Musical Theatre

VALENTINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY

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

is only a month away! Unique custom Jewellery by Helen Luna Order now for February 14 66844163



6684 6747/0400 656 444

        ! "

Dance Shoes SANSHA

Brunswick Valley School of Dance Phone Carly Connors 0405398604




  #$     %    &

   ! "


in Mullum

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

# *  

$ *#  .#

        *# +

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

BULK BILLING AVAILABLE Claudia Michels Clinical Psychologist Mullumbimby 0408008769

Come visit

Stacks of vintage & pre-loved



Resumes next week Wed/ Mullum Drill Hall Jan 23. Fri/Byron Scout Hall Jan 25 Enq 0421101220

Pointe Shoes & Ballet Flats, Jazz Sneakers, Dance Gifts & Accessories 1/22 Mullumbimbi St Brunswick Heads Gypsy Le Fay - 0417427518

Penny Lane


Nationally recognised CertiĂ&#x20AC;cate IV & Diploma of Remedial Massage courses Remedial and relaxation techniques Part-time and full-time


Toy Kingdom


HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI Exp. Brigitte 0402503603 or 66845158

PSYCHOTHERAPIST PERSONAL COACH Please call Renato Conroy 0405462488




TAROT READINGS with Samantha exLaughing Buddha now reading by appt, please phone on 0418740562





Postural Bodywork


SIMPLY DIVINE MASSAGE Beauty & Healing. In/out calls. Lisa 66844003

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

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


Scary, thrilling, profoundly moving, heart-warming & joyous!

FEBRUARY 23rd to MARCH 1ST â&#x20AC;&#x153;an elixir for peaceâ&#x20AC;? Come!

6684 7935 or australia@pathoďŹ&#x201A; For info on FREE intro evenings

*-9  Ă&#x160; " -1/ /\Ă&#x160; 1Ă&#x160;


10am - 11.30am 6pm - 7.30pm

Yogalates : mat work Yogalates : mat work

suffolk park suffolk park


9.30am - 11am 6pm - 7.30pm

Yogalates/Pilates : mat work Yogalates/Pilates : mat work

bangalow bangalow

wednesday 6pm - 7.30pm

stretch with core stability

suffolk park


10am - 11.30am 6pm - 7.00pm

Yogalates/Pranayama meditation Yogalates : mat work

bangalow bangalow


10am - 11.30am

stretch with core stability

suffolk park


8am - 9.30am

stretch and strengthen

suffolk park/bangalow

Special unlimited classes for 3 months $190 $180.


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


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

Strong hands massage

7Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;{xÂłĂ&#x160;Ă&#x17E;i>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x203A;>Â?Ă&#x2022;>LÂ?iĂ&#x160; iĂ?ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;iÂ&#x2DC;ViĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160;*Ă&#x192;Ă&#x17E;VÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;V]Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Â?Ă&#x152;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;]Ă&#x160; i`Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;]Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;iÂ?Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;`Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160; vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;LĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160;ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;>Â?]Ă&#x160;V>Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;iÂ?>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;ÂŤĂ&#x192;°Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160;V>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vviĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160;Â?iĂ&#x203A;iÂ?Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160; >VVĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;>VĂ&#x17E;]Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160;`iÂŤĂ&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;ÂŤ>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160; ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x203A;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;ÂŤĂ&#x192;Ă&#x17E;VÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x160;}Â&#x2C6;vĂ&#x152;Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iÂľĂ&#x2022;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x160;`Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x203A;i>Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x2022;Â?>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;iÂ&#x2DC;ÂľĂ&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;°

16 years exp Ph Cornelia 0427301251 Relaxing, Meditative


Thurs 9.30am & Tues 5.30pm Pioneer Hall Mullum, Aesha 66843788


TM POWERFUL HEALING WORKSHOP 25-27th Jan. Ph Leeorah 66854737

Â?Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;LĂ&#x17E;Ă&#x160;>ÂŤÂŤÂ&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â?Ă&#x17E;°Ă&#x160; ä{ÂŁĂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;ÂŁĂ&#x17D;xĂ&#x160;{äÂ&#x2122;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;>LiÂ?Â?i°

Experience that makes a difference Byron Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest established Yoga School - Since 1988


ALIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RUG CENTRE

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

Massage/Beauty. Vashti 0423135569




with Meditation and Pranayama Tuesday 9-11am Temple Byron Thurs 9.30am Yellow Church, Mullum Joanne Langton 66843654


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


6am 6am

8am 8am

10am 10am

4pm 4pm

6pm 6pm

Frank $5 class

John John

Danielle Danielle

Zoe $8 class

Michael Michael

Emi* Yuka

Michael Michael

Star Star

Alex Yuka

John John

Kara Maria

Danielle $8 class

Davina Davina

Bettina Danielle

Davina Davina

Frank general

Star Star

John John

John John

Zoe $8 class



$5 class


Claire ClaireP P

Bettina Bettina

Anne-Marie Anne-Marie


Emi* Yuka

Kara Kara

general Zoe


*Emi teaches gentle Hatha Yoga classes Class cost: $15. Five Class Pass $60 Class cost: $15. Five Class Pass $60. Enq: John Ogilvie 6687 2230. All classes suitable for beginners Enq: John Ogilvie 6687 2230. All classes suitable for beginners. The Epicentre 51 Border Street Byron Bay

44 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

New Yoga Classes in Bangalow with Frida Lezius,RYT Dynamic Yoga & Breath



15 J

All welcome! YOGALATES CENTRE 72 Byron Street, Bangalow Tues and Thu 7.30-9.00am Wed 6-7.30pm 0421 352 701

0413 167 688

6684 2936 ~ Trained in Systemic Therapy & more. Individual or Couples








DEEP REJUVENATING MASSAGE $70 for 75 minutes. In the convenience of your home/accom. Clinic visits avail in Byron. Ph Mardi on 0407179687

BUS SERVICES BYRON 2 BRISBANE EXPRESS City/Airport 2 hours. 1800626222

Early Morning Yoga

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

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! Next intensive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 26 Jan to 3 Feb 08 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $1,320 Groups $70 Private sessions $175

Call Brian Emmett for free intro meeting @

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


Accredited courses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Alakh Analda

Do you know that your Thinking & old Feelings are creating your current life? Heal your past and Create a better future,now!

Fitness Circuit Classes in Ocean Shores. 6 week course beginning end Jan. Phone Dee 0408002260


Deep tissue relaxation and 4 hand massage, 20+ years exp. 7 days. Bernie 0407431588


MASSAGE THERAPY Swedish/Deep Tissue 1 hr appt $40 Mullum, 66842320, 0422138644

Breathwork Mastery



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

BEST MASSAGE ANYWHERE EVER! Flo Fenton Dip.R.M. Home Suffolk Visits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Park Byron Bay Health Funds

Tel 6685 9910 ATMS Accredited


For bookings call Frida 0421 352 701

ReďŹ&#x201A;exology QualiďŹ ed Practitioner A nonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;invasive therapy to promote deep relaxation via pressure points in the feet, hands & ears. Let your body experience complete homeostasis.

Call Amanda Hesse 0413 209 236 or at Byron clinic 6685 8005 Healthfund rebates. ATMS member

Detox your Body

Through your feet! A new Foot Bath System showing greater results than other foot bath systems. At Brunswick Heads Health Foods with John. 66851338


FREE PILATES MAT LESSON At the South Golden Beach Community Hall any Wednesday morning from 11am - also enjoy a FREE personal postural analysis and learn how invigorating Pilates can be. Call Helen Zimbler on 66802767

$50 for 4 classes at Heartspace

,/ /, Ă&#x160;"**




MULLUMBIMBY 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S


#(/009#(/0 42%%3%26)#%3

Ă&#x2022;Â?Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;i`Ă&#x160;ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;viĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;>Â?Ă&#x192; +Ă&#x2022;>Â?Â&#x2C6;wi`Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;LÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152; ÂŁĂ&#x201C;ÂťĂ&#x160;VÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;ÂŤÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;ÂŤĂ&#x160;}Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;`iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; VÂ&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;ÂŤÂ&#x2C6;VÂ&#x17D;iĂ&#x20AC;]Ă&#x160;LÂ&#x153;LV>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;VĂ&#x20AC;>Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;VÂ&#x17D;°

*Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;i\Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;n{Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;xä ä{änĂ&#x160;Ă&#x201C;äĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x160;ÂŁn{

6684 2663

- Santos ph 6684 0371


with kristen

HEALING HANDS for deep relaxation, Mon - Thurs, Suffolk Park 0421191908 TIBETAN & AYURVEDIC MASSAGE Reiki $45. Phone Victoria 0401344047

@ other 0415 671 496


Traditional Thai Massage


PREGNANCY & BIRTH OPTIONS Doula midwifery background I also offer support with making your pregnancy and birth choices Raine Sharp 66771104, 0409534052

%,):!"%4( -533!,!4) 3/5,7/5.$ (%!,%2

Everyone welcome

Teenagers $6 per class

MONDAY THURSDAY 9.30-11.30am Hatha Diana 9.30-11.30am Ishta Lisa 3.30-5.00pm Hatha Diana 3.30-5.00pm Hatha Diana 5.30-7.00pm Hatha Diana TUESDAY 10.00-12pm Hatha (Intermediate) Maree FRIDAY 5.30-7.30pm Dru Yoga Diana 9.30-11.30am Hatha Diana WEDNESDAY SATURDAY 9.30-11.30am Hatha Beginners Diana 9.30-11.30am Hatha Pennie & Paul 5.30-7.00pm Hatha Diana 8 WEEK BEGINNERS COURSE STARTS MON 4 FEB 6-7.30PM $96 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL



â&#x20AC;˘ Gift vouchers available â&#x20AC;˘ Shiatsu massage by appt

Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;ÂŤĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160; >Ă&#x192;i`Ă&#x160;i>Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;

>Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160;-Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;iÂ&#x201C; !,,%2'94%34).' Â&#x153;Â&#x153;`Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160; Â&#x2026;iÂ&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;V>Â?Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160;*Â&#x153;Â?Â?iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160; *iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;VÂ&#x2C6;`iĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x160;i>Ă&#x203A;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;iĂ&#x152;>Â?Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160; *>Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;iĂ&#x152;V°

9 Myocum St Mullumbimby 2482 Diana Ewing 6684 3431 Email:


s2%-/6!,3s0!,-3s42%%352'%29 s02/&%33)/.!,#,)-"%23svv #()00%2s&2%%15/4%3s&5,,9).352%$ @#%24(/24!2"s345-0'2).$).'s ,!2'%!.$-5,4)0,%345-03


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

CHILDCARE PRIVATE CHILDCARE Amanda Cullen - 0438077180 EXPERIENCED CHILDCARE/NANNY Loving & caring, ďŹ&#x201A;exible & reliable. All hrs. Refs avail. First Aid. Qual. PERM POSITIONS AVAIL FOR 2008 Linda Flower 66853626, 0421892812

19Ă&#x160; -1, Ă&#x160;",Ă&#x160;9"1,Ă&#x160; *  Ă&#x160;"Ă&#x160;

UĂ&#x160;ÂŁxĂ&#x160;Ă&#x17E;i>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;iĂ?ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;iÂ&#x2DC;ViĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160; UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x160;ÂľĂ&#x2022;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160; iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;ÂľĂ&#x2022;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192; *Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160;ä{ÂŁĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x160;nÂŁnĂ&#x160;xĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x17D; Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;nxĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x2C6;xĂ&#x201C;




COMPUTERS INTERNET â&#x20AC;˘ DATABASE â&#x20AC;˘ DIGITAL FileMaker Pro Specialist 11th Hour Group Pty Ltd. â&#x20AC;˘ 66875367


Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come to you! Troubleshooting, tuition, internet. Call Tom 66855504 MOBILE PC TROUBLESHOOTING Trusted, reliable, prompt service. Ph Daniel 66801713, 0422804449 ABN 62 546 908 048

TKNONANNY Mac tuition in Comfort Call Bettjoy 66803497



To suit most makes & models


Phone/fax 6684 2978 Mobile 0423 426 717 By appointment only


Napoleon Perdis Makeup kit

Kundalini Dance!



",Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160;9"1,Ă&#x160; *," --" Ă&#x160;/, Ă&#x160; , Ă&#x160; -t

BEST MOBILE MASSAGE therapeutic 20yrs exp. Phone Julie 0419339319



GOOD used furniture bought and sold Bridglands Mullumbimby 66842511

MASSAGE, rejuvenating full body deep releasing, relax, lymph, pregnancy, friendly, qual therapist. Tues, Wed, Fri. $55ph. Ph Amber 0434610477

8 week Chakra Dance Journey Begin Thurs 24 10am at Ewingsdale Hall. Dance your way to feedom. All Welcome. Sally 66849437


$07&3*/("--"41&$540'53&& 803,53&&456.13&.07"- ʤ456.1(3*/%*/(ʼ

Mullumbimby. 66842511

61 Burringbar Street MULLUMBIMBY

l l

@ michaelas, brunswick Wed, Thur, Sat 6685 1330

!6%29(!.$9-!. 42%%3%26)#%3

9Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â?Â&#x153;V>Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; +Ă&#x2022;>Â?Â&#x2C6;wi`Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;LÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;]Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x2022;Â?Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;

This thirty year old brick and tile home has an internal courtyard with L shaped living, dining and kitchen. Three bedrooms, all with built-ins, separate toilet and one bathroom. It has a double garage with rear lane access.



Sewer, Drainage & Storm Water blockages. Sewer machine available. Gary Potterâ&#x20AC;Ś All Areas. Ph 66871348 â&#x20AC;˘ Lic L190



Qipof!Qfufs!Hsbz 7788!27:8!ÂŚ!1525!297!272




UĂ&#x160;+Ă&#x2022;>Â?Â&#x2C6;wi`Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;LÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152; UĂ&#x160;,iÂŤÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; UĂ&#x160; Ă&#x160;ÂŤÂŤÂ?Â&#x2C6;V>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; UĂ&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;}iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;



Ph 6685 5883

$15 per class or


SHIATSU MASSAGE with Aven Deeply effective healing, calming & nurturing. Suffolk Pk. 66859980

PhD Dip Hom Health Fund Rebates

all levels 6 -7.30pm

6 ,9Ă&#x160;, 9Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;-/1, 9Ă&#x160; / ­Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;LĂ&#x17E;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;>Â&#x2DC;}iÂ&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;ÂŽ * 1*-Ă&#x160;,"\Ă&#x160; Ă&#x2022;Â?Â?Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;LÂ&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;LĂ&#x17E;]Ă&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;i>`Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160; "Vi>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;-Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x160; >Â?Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;>]Ă&#x160;iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Ă?Ă&#x160; i>`]Ă&#x160; >Â&#x2DC;}>Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;i "" -Ă&#x160; -- /

FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS Through Movement. Classes begin Jan 22, Brunswick Hds. 7 weekly sessions $70. Call Linda 0418211979


Tuesday Class starts this week

/"Ă&#x160; 9,"

Sue Robertson Adv. Dip., 15 years exp. Great for back problems, stress, fatigue & general health. Mullum clinic Thursdays & mobile service. Ph 66849228 or 0428351693


Includes Delicious Aromatic Scrub + 1 hour deeply relaxing massage & reďŹ&#x201A;exology ALSO AVAILABLE 1 hour Therapeutic Massage $60 1 hour relaxing massage $50 SPECIAL OFFER 1 hour relaxation massage only $40 MON-FRI Gift vouchers available For appointments please phone 0423 293 995



Valued at $7000

Foundations, lippies, bronzers, gloss,eyeliners etc

$3000 Ph 0411 083 189




Ă&#x2022;Â?Â?Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;iiÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160; >Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x160; Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E; /PEN4HURS&RIDAYnPM 9ANKEE#K2D 6IA7ILSON#K2D -ULLUMBIMBY

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 45



$$$s for most. Phone 0418189324, 0438189323


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

CARPET OFFCUTS – Lots of sizes and prices at Ray Towers Carpets, Mullumbimby Industrial Estate. TIMBER, pine, treated pine, hardwood, mouldings, sleepers, fencing, Koppers logs, ply, MDF, lattice, made to order. Brims Builders Hardware, Mogo Place, Billinudgel. Phone 66801718 CARPET MATS – from 50 cents each at Ray Towers, Carpets, Mullumbimby Industrial Estate.

AS NEW OUTDOOR SETTING, powder coated steel frame, ripple glass top, 5 chairs, beautiful champagne colour, $170. First to see will buy! 0421733601 TINDERBOX SKIN CARE PRODUCTS at Byron Bazaar, Jonson St, Byron. MOUNTAIN BIKE ‘GIANT’ med size, 21sp Shimano gears, $500. 0432220422

GARDEN SHEDS Discount prices, slab & erection service. Ph 66841674, 0405922839

SECONDHAND ROSE JANUARY SALE 20% OFF EVERYTHING including furniture. Open everyday 10am - 4pm, 8 Park Street, Brunswick Heads


QUEEN SIZE waterbed, lambswool top, free. Ph 66871648

Bales $4. BH 66844242

COMPOST TOILETS Garry Scott • 66843468


& 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


100% COTTON – ALL SIZES Ph 66843191 SAMSON 6-in-one multi purpose juice extractor with spare parts, perfect cond, was $500, sell $290. 66853177

ANTIQUE oak bookcase, Victorian sideboard, teak TV unit (lge), 66884206

FRIDGE Simpson 390L, 12 months old, exc cond $500. Phone 66874341 MAMBA MTN BIKE, near new, $160. Phone 0419362052 GUESTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS? New inner-spring mattress from $129

MattressXpress 66855212 2ND HAND SHOP



WARD’S Landscape Supplies

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

ARCHIBALD’S CHEAP QUARRY PRODUCTS 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. BAMBOO (non-invasive clumping) plants for pots/planters, screens/fences or a fantastic garden feature - from miniature to mighty. Call 66848047


Lomandra, Dianella, Liriope, Flax, Pandanus, Strelitzia, Rhoeo, Dragon trees, Succulents & much more. Arrange a time. 66805831, 0419771514


Ex-display, discontinued models etc. 10-50% OFF - 66855212

MattressXpress BOOKSHELVES, WARDROBES, STORAGE Heaps of sizes - Great Value MattressXpress - 66855212 FRIDGE FREEZER $200, washer med $120, lge $180. Delivery. 0412609519 SHED 6m x 6m double roller door, in kit form, $3000. Ph 66855991 FENDER JAZZ BASS. 90’s Mexican sunburst VGC with flight case, strap, new strings $850 Ph 0412 732 465


MACHINES now $49.95 Gas refills $11.50 Bridglands Retravision 66842511 RIDE ON KUBOTA T1760 $2000. Ph 0421471588


CAR BUYING SERVICES Save time & $$$ 12 mth warranty avail. Barry 0427667177 LANDCRUISER wagon, 1997, ‘Classic’ Special Edition. Exc. cond, gas/petrol, rego Dec 08, woodgrain interior, air-con, tinted glass, CD/MP3, tow bar & elec. braking booster, beefed up suspension, good rubber, $16,900. 66840184 TOYOTA LEXCEN WAGON ‘90, RWC, 6 mth rego, auto, air-con, power, new tyres, log, $3250 ono. Phone business hours 66851264 or AH 0423552546

TOYOTA HILUX pick up ute, with canopy, man, 1996, v. good cond, air-con, racks, $5500 ono. Phone 66854490 MITSUBISHI MAGNA ‘93 good car, going OS $2300, rego till May. 0431571228 BEDFORD J1 3 ton truck, ‘73, fair cond, $3000ono. Ph 0412818563 SUBARU GX Impreza hatch 1997, reg 01/09, $7500. 66851954, 0423260855 88 COROLLA SECA, excel cond, rego to Nov 08, $1450ono. Ph 0406344496 MITSUBISHI star wagon, GLX, 2.4L, Dec 93, 8-seater, rego 06/08, man, p-st, a-c, EFI, good cond, great family car, priced to sell, $3999 ono. Ph 66884259

WANTED RECORD COLLECTIONS 1950-2000 Rock, Jazz, Blues. Rod 0409489997 GOOD used furniture bought and sold Bridglands Mullumbimby 66842511 WOODEN DINING CHAIRS In good condition, solid/well made. Old or new. Single or odd ones OK. Just timber, no upholstery/leather. Phone 0418202627 WARDROBE pref timber, hanging space. Phone 0411474181 PUSH BIKES for repair or purchase, free pick up. Ph 0413779223

GARAGE SALES ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. SAT 19th 9am, Unit 1, 47 Shirley Lane, Byron (off Shirley St), 2x TV’s, cheap furniture, clothes, kitchen stuff etc. MULLUM, 30 Garden Ave, lots of kids & baby gear, fans, mobile air-con, clothes, kitchen bits & more, Sat 8am CLEANING UP sale, a little bit of everything, 17A Main Arm Rd, Sat YOUNG WOMENS stylish clothing, shoes & accessories. Sat 19th, 47 Cowper St, Byron Bay MOVING OS everything to go, 2 h/h’s, studio storage units, sewing equip, womens clothes ( size 16 up), ceramic garden pots, rollers blades & sports, books, cotton & wool manchester. From 8am Sat, Cape Court, Sunrise Bch SUNDAY 20TH 9-12pm, moving sale, portable 5KV generator, bar fridge, stock saddle, toys, books etc. 243 Possum Creek Rd, Possum Creek 115A BANGALOW RD, BYRON BAY, 8am Sat, cheap clothes, etc. HUGE GARAGE SALE, Sat & Sun from 8am. 8 Rifle Range Rd, Bangalow

CARAVANS CARAVAN Viscount ‘84, 6 mth rego, 16ft pop-top, newly restored, many extras, great cond, $4800 Brunz. 0429946532

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

JONSON ST 120sqm business for sale, currently take-away & eat in. Phone 0416099257

BYRON fully-furn, modern 4br home, bush setting, 5 min town & beach, holiday ok, $150 per night neg. 0414888884

WELL-ESTABLISHED gardening, landscaping, outdoor maintenance business. Stable client base. All systems in place. Ute, trailer, all tools & personal introduction to existing clients and some training if necessary. Perfect for owneroperator. Owner must sell urgently for personal reasons. All trading figures available. Very low price for immediate sale: $29,000. Phone 0409041884

BEACH PALACE sanctuary, rooms avail from $35pp. 66871980 or 0438247456

MARKET STALL clothing, 5 permanent sites, quick sale. Ph 0418617076




XVS 1100 CUSTOM YAMAHA, 1999, 29,000km, good cond, many extras, rego, TWA 53, includes 2 leather jackets & 3 crash hats, $9000 ono. 0427109195


PH DONNA 0411 083 189



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

SADDLE blk leather Bates (all purp), $380 ono, Denon CD player, elect cables with switches (4 lamps), vinyl (diff. genre), Pyrex glass dishes 12cm, art mags 80’s. 66840316 GORGEOUS ROSEWOOD TABLE & chairs, beds, futon, couch, washing machine, etc. Sold house. 0421027823

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY service business $137,000 net profit. Suit husband & wife/partnership. Well est. 13 years. Training provided. Financials available $210,000. Ph 0432985252

TOYOTA HIACE Campervan, reg, second motor, $2500. Ph 66872255

FREE 75 sqm carpet & underlay for mulch + computer desk. Ph 66841189

CLEM’S CARGO Wooden furniture & other interesting things. 38 Tweed St, Brunswick Heads. Tues-Sat. Phone 66851213

Mullumbimby. 66842511

Local reg’d business 66845296 or 66845403 or 0413120970

BMW 530 ‘93 8 cyl, 3L. Great car, immac $8000. Bargain! Phone 0421254989

FRIDGE gc $175, gym with bench, bars, plenty of weight $250 0411474181



TOYOTA CAMRY, station wagon, executive model, a/c, power steering, stereo, 12mths rego, ‘88 model, $2200 ono. Phone 0416527343

• Best business opportunity in Byron, • Well located in the growing art and industry area, and the up coming Baxton development, this business is busy all year round, long lease, and good rent, • Regular reliable customer base • Extremely clean and well kept. • Systemised business with operating procedures, manual & step by step menu makes it easy to operated or under management. • Specialised in fresh healthy & vegetarian food. • High speed internet • Delivery to the art and industry • Just introduced catering services • Meticulously kept business record with all accounting and entry in place. • Turnover $8000 + per week (approx) • Training provided if needed • $160,000 Call Xavier & Peggy 02 6680 3007 or email

BUSINESS OPP. Mon - Fri Saturday

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

Designers Boutique 2/53 Stuart St Mullumbimby Wholesale/Retail VOLVO 850 - 1996 auto, station wagon. silver, black leather interior. remote, keyless entry, air-con, well maintained, exc. condition. $8900. 0416295729 HYUNDAI Sportswagon ‘97, man, 1.8L, good on fuel, minor hail damage, $3500. Phone 0409045252 TOYOTA HIACE camper van, fully equip kitchen, $4500 ono. 0421727616 FALCON BA, 4.0L, s-wagon, 2003, performance auto gearbox (ex Police), new tyres, reg 12/08, 104,000km, good cond, $12,500 ono. Ph 66874405 TOYOTA CAMRY ‘95 s-wag, 243,241km, auto, central locking, tidy & very reliable $4450 ono. Phone 66878309 HOLDEN APOLLO (Camry) ’94 sedan 254,660km, tidy inside, very reliable, $3400 ono. Ph 66878309 TOYOTA COROLLA 1990 model, auto, exc cond, 113,906km, $3500 ono. Ph 0422472398. Local owner. LAND ROVER DISCOVERY, diesel, 200,000ks, a/c, power steering, stereo, 10mths rego, perfect cond, $7,000 ono. Phone 0416527343

BARGAINS Toyota Camry auto, air, p/steer, rego 6/08, Reg:PDW823 ................$2250 Saab 900S 1 owner, auto, air, p/steer, Rego 6 mths 08 Reg: EE450 ..........................$2350 Nissan Skyline auto, air, p/ steer, rego 6/08. Reg: AL28HZ ................$2250 ’89 Ford Laser 5 sp, air, p/ steer, has traded, Reg: YGT294 ....................................$1199 ’94 Ford Falcon sedan 134,000Kms, auto, air, p/ steer, reg 6/08 Reg: SWZ380 ....................................$2600 16 ENDEAVOUR CLOSE, BALLINA

Ballina Car Centre

6686 5586

DLN 19950

Phone/Fax 6684 1881


/, /",Ê , *,-

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. CAFE OPERATOR required for busy local cafe with great un-realised potential. Enquiries 0423838301

HOUSES FOR SALE SPACIOUS 2 STOREY DOUBLE BRICK 5br/rumpus + s-cont apart. 5 acres Coolamon Scenic. Ocean & valley views. Home business & horse prop. Ph 66843143 /

,i«>ˆÀÃ]Ê*>ÀÌÃÊ>˜`Ê,iÃ̜À>̈œ˜ÃÊÊ ÌœÊ>Ê>ŽiÃÊ>˜`Êœ`iÃ]Ê œ˜‡ÃˆÌiÊÃiÀۈViÊ>Û>ˆ>Li°Ê*Ài‡ «ÕÀV…>Ãiʈ˜Ã«iV̈œ˜Ã°Ê/À>V̜ÀÃÊ Ãœ`ʜ˜ÊVœ˜Ãˆ}˜“i˜ÌÊvœÀÊVˆi˜Ìð 1˜Ü>˜Ìi`ÊÌÀ>V̜ÀÃÊÀi“œÛi`Ê>ÌÊ ˜œÊV…>À}iÊ

OCEAN SHORES PRICED TO SELL! 3br home, 2 bth, single garage, solar heated plunge pool with spa, veggie garden, close to shops and transport $435,000. Phone 66802570

7 Ê6 Ê/, /",-Ê",Ê-

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

UÊ iÜÊ ÕÀœÊiœ«>À`Ê{x…«Ê `ˆiÃiÊ{Ü`Ê܈̅ÊvÀœ˜ÌÊi˜`Ê œ>`iÀÊfÓ{]™™äÊ


/, /",Ê- /9Ê -   >ÛiÊ>˜Ê>««ÀœÛi`Ê,°"°*°-°Ê Ã>viÌÞÊvÀ>“iÊvˆÌÌi`Ê̜ÊޜÕÀÊ ÌÀ>V̜À°Ê̽ÃÊV…i>«iÀÊ̅>˜Ê>Ê v՘iÀ>°Ê*…œ˜iÊÕÃʘœÜ°

7œÀŽÃ…œ«Ê …>ÀÌœ˜ÃÊ,`]Ê i`iÀ>°Ê*…œ˜iÊ ˆÊvœÀÊÃiÀۈVi°

äÓÊÈÈnnÊ{£{Î BUSINESS FOR SALE DELISSIMO commercial kitchen & wholesale bakery, established clientele 8 yrs, heaps of potential, HACCP cert. Easy to operate & full training provided, POA. Phone Robin 0429163973 EST. PROPERTY CLEAN-UP & RUBBISH REMOVAL BUSINESS 2.5t tip-truck, huge repeat client base, long running newspaper advertising, exc. cash business. Regretful sale as loss of license, $15,000. 0410705877


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 BRUNSWICK HEADS block of 4 flats, 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 AFFORDABLE LIVING Mullum units, each 2br, SLUG $315,000 & $330,000. Ph 0403552807 MYOCUM ACREAGE private, www. ID P17078. DUPLEX BLOCK, 923sqm, 5 min to Patches Beach in Wardell, 10 min south of Ballina, $165,000. Ph 66853718


NEW BRIGHTON BEACH self-cont unit, air-con, Austar, 100m beach. $210ow. Ph 0412542548 or 66805008 BYRON Studio in town, fr $30pp/pn, new, quiet, furn, avail now. 0409062074 HEALING HOLIDAYS gentle natural retreat. Night/wk/longer. 0437866424 POSSUM CREEK avail up to Easter, charming, fully-furn, self-cont, wooden house with verandahs, on beautiful property, swimming pool, air-con, 1 large br + loft study, $450pw. 66872340 EWINGSDALE lovely 1br furn apart, avail now, b’band & pool etc. 0403022356 BYRON CBD 1 huge dbl room, s/c, doors onto lush garden $250pw. 0432389353

HOUSE SIT PROF LOCAL CARER avail 2008, refs, pets/gardens. Sarah-Jane 0415167284 RELIABLE FEMALE with references, available to mind your house between 15 Feb & 24 March. Ph 0412558243 MATURE exp female housesitter avail from 1/2/08. Good with pets, refs avail. Phone 66844941

SHARE ACCOM. ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. LENNOX HEAD room in 3br, 2 bathroom house, wireless b’band, 200m to beach, $200pw. Ph 0416252985 NTH OCEAN SHORES studio, share kitch/bath, waterfront canal & beach, veg, n/s positive work person, share with 1 fem $140pw + bond & exp. 66805657 COORABELL 2 great part-furn rooms in amazing large house on acreage, $140 & $160pw, pref male, n/s. 66884781 ROOM/LODGING Suffolk Park, large fully furn room, would suit professional/ student $150pw + bond, d/f, n/s. 0437856453 VEGO, clean, fun, respectful, employed person for Sunrise t’house, $130pw incl. elec. SMS 0423507229 or 66807872 THE POCKET big room in 4br house with sep entrance, own bath and verandah, garage, views, fem only $185pw + bills & bond. Ph 66803484, 0421593093 SERENE RAIN FOREST RETREAT 2 adjoining rooms, 20 min to Tweed & Murwillumbah, get that book/manuscript written, $150pw. Margo 0409476803 POTTSVILLE near beach, share with 1 other, own bath, pref employed, n/s $130pw + bond. Phone 66763104 MULLUMBIMBY 3 min from town, room for single person $160 incl elect, no pets, d/f. Phone 66843704 SPACIOUS ROOM rural, The Pocket, 4br house, organic, balanced, $125pw + bills, mature fem pref. Ph 66845263 A FRIENDLY HOUSE in the hills, 8 min drive to Byron, 4 min Sunrise Bch $130pw, $160 for couple, easy going, clean living, 2 weeks bond. 0438612534 BRUNSWICK HEADS room for single working female, smoke and drug free, quiet fully furnished home. Backs onto river, 2 min walk to beach and shops. $150pw + bills. Phone 0414427518 BYRON room to rent, close to town/ beach big leafy back yard, $100pw + bond, bills incl. Ph 66858529 BYRON Patterson St, views & breezes, room for quiet clean living person for quiet h/h, n/s, d/f, $115pw & bond. 66807650 BANGALOW beautiful spacious 3br heritage apartment located centre of town, share 1 other, $210pw. 0415044555 FREE ROOM for homebody, carer support for sweet old lady, company/ communication/cooking. Prefer single fem 30-55. Phone 66804565 and leave good message please. SUNRISE balcony/furn room, single $155, couple $240pw, no bills. 0401302343 WATEGOS Room $175pw + exp for mature, quiet female. Ph 0423742747


BYRON opp beach, dbl & twin furn rooms avail now, from $20pp, pn. 0408855738

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

BYRON/SUNRISE 2 double rooms, d/f, $175 sgl, $250 dbl. 0431745149

COLOURFUL timber house, panoramic views, family friendly, sunken bath, sleep 5-6 + cot, 20 mins to Byron. 66843358, 0431108037

FEDERAL 2 rooms in rural home, for conscious working persons, bond & refs req $120 - $100pw. Ph 0403515737

46 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo LENNOX - half a house, private living, own bathrm, 2br’s, share kitchen, $200pw. Ph 0407747628 BYRON SUNRISE BEACH room $150pw or $200pw couple incl bills, avail now. Phone Kylie 66808370 or 0423866821

TO LET BANGALOW SELF STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333 CARAVANS & CABINS from $195pw. Apply in person to Byron Bay Tourist Village, Ewingsdale Road. RURAL property near Bangalow & Byron, 2br, open plan, large verandah, long lease $400pw. Ph 66871256 BYRON 1br apartment, un-furn, Austar, swimming pool access, $280pw, minimum 10 months. Ph 66809244 MULLUMBIMBY 4br house, main with en-suite, 2 living areas, DLUG, undercover entertainment area, air-con & pool, $490pw. Ph 66841069

BROKEN HEAD ROAD 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit located at back of block. Nice outdoor area, close to beach, shops & tavern. $330pw.

CORKWOOD CLOSE Quiet 3 bedroom, 2 storey unit. SLUG, modern appliances, timber deck. $380pw.

KINGSVALE ROAD, MYOCUM 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Large undercover outdoor entertaining area, 3 living areas, double remote controlled garage, 2 door fridge & lawn maintenance included in rent. $440pw.

BRANDON STREET 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. ® Fantastic outdoor entertaining area, large inground pool, spacious lounge & dining areas, 5 minute walk to beach. $750pw.

CENTRE OF LENNOX TOWN, 200m to beach & shops, near new large open plan home, 3br + study, main with ensuite, covered deck, DLUG, $420pw, avail end January. Ph 0415499429 FEDERAL, rustic cottage, wonderful deck views, acres, not suit kids, $200pw all incl. Phone 66884644 BYRON 1br flat, private, leafy outlook, verandah, backs onto reserve / beach access, $280pw + bond. 0420548657

BRUNSWICK HEADS 2br townhouse, carport $350pw. 2br furn house, SLUG $320pw OCEAN SHORES 3br renovated high set home, covered verandah, DLUG, $350pw. 1br unit, under cover parking $175pw. No pets unless specified. Siwicki Real Estate 17 Fingal St. Bruns. Heads 66851206 STH GOLDEN BCH avail now, 3br, 1 bth, wooden floors, 2 decks, pets OK $340pw. Phone 0434122713

FULLY FURN eco-friendly studio, 10 mins to Mullum, $200pw. 66843531

STH GOLDEN BEACH 1br, s-c spacious, granny flat, suit emp female, $200pw incl. Enquiries:

LARGE 1BR cottage, Upper Main Arm, power, phone, water, suit couple, $180pw. No pets, avail now. 0415263386

MULLUM s-c, 1br flat, new reno, walk to CBD, suit sgl, mature, peaceful, fem, no pets, n/s, d/f, $180pw. 66846469

CLEAN modern spacious 2br house, Ocean Shores, large private backyard, $340pw. 0403725207, 0429668845

OCEAN SHORES 2br, mod house, bush setting, $250pw. 0438015333

FERN BEACH big, unique river front 3br, en-suite, decks, $460pw. CABANA 1br, big deck, twin carport, $250pw. 26 Rangal Rd. Ph 0433572024 GARDEN STUDIO in Mullum for single working fem, n/s, no pets, share bathrm, $140pw incl. Paula 66843824 SPACIOUS 2br flat, Myocum, beautiful views, nice quiet house, n/s, not pets, $260pw + bills, avail from 24/1. Ph Paula 66843824

MAIN ARM self contained studio, part furn, quiet, suit working person/cple $140pw & elec. Phone 66845502 BYRON BAY 5 min to CBD & beach, s-c granny flat, wash mach, quiet, private, for n/s quiet person $220pw refs, bond. Ph 66858024 / 0408456118 BYRON BAY 4br house, part-furn, avail late Jan, $550pw. 0423531448 GARDEN BEDSIT/STUDIO Suffolk, f-f, n/s, d/f, $190pw incl. 0419362052

GARDEN FLAT / STUDIO / SELF-CONT space close to Byron town & beach, long term, $150-$200pw for calm, clean, employed 30yr old male with references. Phone Brenden 0422648018 BYRON ECHO DRUDGE looking for diggs. Also moonlights as double bass player. 35 y/o. non smoking, semi veg. Works FT and gigs/rehearses at friends’ most nights. Prefer Byron area, share or s/c unit OK. Ph Hans 0412 732 465 HOUSE or duplex wtd, long term local cpl, no pets, work Bruns. Ph 0408231639 2/3br house/flat in Bruns for David Bradbury + 3 kids. Ph 66840015 ATTENTION DISGRUNTLED HOLIDAY/ PERMANENT LET OWNERS. Established Byron family, both professionals with daughter in HSC seek quality home in Byron/Suffolk area. Superb ref’s, own interstate property, 12 mths rent receipts. 3-4 br home with s/c studio or unit for mature daughter and son in-law preferred or 2 sep dwellings, but not essential. All enquiries 6685 4565 or 0404 611 427. Geoff or Teri PROFESSIONAL COUPLE & 17yo seeking 3br house, Ocean Shores or Sth Golden Beach, long term, good refs, up to $350pw. Ph Mandy 0423460411

COORABELL beautiful master-built Bali style 3br fully-furn house, ocean views, private, tropcial landscaped gardens, ADSL, 2 bathrm, qual furn, avail short or long to end April. Ph 0415379448 MULLUM CBD stylish & tidy, s-cont, unfurn garden studio, $235pw & elec, bond & refs. Phone 0432834260 BURRINGBAR STUDIO brand new luxury 1br with office, carport, large entertaining kitchen, private courtyard & tropical gardens. 25 min to Byron / Coolangatta, $290pw. Ph 66771441

CHEFS WANTED for busy cafe in Byron Bay. Please drop resumes off to: 4/8 Jonson St. GAIA RETREAT & SPA RESERVATIONS/OFFICE ASSISTANT Casual Position/Maternity Leave 3-4 days per week - Hotel reservation and/or sales experience preferred - Excellent communication & organisational skills required - Exceptional customer service - Strong computer skills - Own car essential CV’s to: PO Box 304, Bangalow 2479 or email: 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 CHEF / APPRENTICES / WAIT STAFF required, experience necessary. Contact 66807994


Ray White Byron Bay is looking for a high calibre and experienced Sales Executive to join our team at the new office in Lawson Street. Only those with sales experience within the Byron Shire area need apply. Remuneration is negotiable to attract the right sales professional. This is a truly exciting opportunity to work with the largest and longest established Real Estate Company in Australia. Please direct all enquiries to the Business Manager at Ray White Byron Bay on 6685 6588. All applicants will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Ph: 6685 6588 Fax: 6685 6249

L.J. Hooker Byron Bay 6685 7300

Byron Bay Bangalow - Granuaille Crescent Spacious self contained studio with pool only minutes out of town on 5 acres. Separate bathroom, large deck with beautiful country views. Avail now! $230 p/w Suffolk Park - Alcorn Street Fully furnished 2 bedroom home in walking distance to the beach. Two living areas, built in wardrobes, enclosed patio, lock up garage. Avail 21/1/08 $435 p/w Broken Head - Beach Road Fully furnished 2 bedroom cottage in sought after location. Wooden floors, tastefully decorated, open lounge and dining area, lawn and gardens maintenance included in weekly rent. Avail now! $450 p/w Byron Bay - Pacific Vista Drive 3 bedroom home with built in wardrobes, timber floors, SLUG and rear timber deck. Walking distance to beach and town. Avail 3/3/08 $450 p/w Bangalow - Byron Road 3 bedroom renovated cottage 200m from town centre. Wooden floors, gas cooking, dishwasher, bathroom with spa, timber deck. Lawn maintenance included. Avail now! $475 p/w Byron Bay - Blueberry Court Modern 3 bedroom home in peaceful location. Gas cooking, dishwasher, bathroom with bath and ensuite, built in wardrobes, air conditioning, large timber deck. Garden maintenance included. Avail 28/1/08 $525 p/w Byron Bay - Shelley Drive Well presented 4 bedroom home close to town and the beach. Dishwasher, gas cooking, stainless steel benchtops, bathroom with a bath, built in wardrobes, SLUG. Timber floorboards, fenced yard with lush gardens. Timber deck. Avail 30/1/08 $550 p/w Byron Bay - Coolamon Scenic Drive Partly furnished, 3 bedroom home on 2ha with stunning views of the ocean, only minutes from Bangalow and 10mins from Byron Bay. Renovated throughout, gas cooking, stainless steel appliances, 2 granite bathrooms, timber floors, off street parking and a large deck to enjoy the views. Garden maintenance is included. Avail 29/1/08 $675 p/w Byron Bay - Paterson Street Fully furnished 4 bedroom home with inground pool and ocean views. Tastefully furnished with a state of the art kitchen, granite benchtops and timber deck. All bedrooms have their own bathroom. Within walking distance to town and the beach. Avail now! $900 p/w

$300 p/w Ocean Shores 2 b/r unit, polished floorboards, air con SLUG avail Feb.

Avail 22-1-08 $300 2br fully furnished house, deck, lounge with fireplace, lug. Avail 1-02-08 $450 3br fully furnished house, two bathroom + ensuite, deck, open plan living, double carport. For further details or inspection please contact 6 Strand Ave, New Brighton 6680 1594

OCEAN SHORES 2br, s-c flat private with ocean views, n/s quiet person, pref alcohol free $260 plus expenses, avail 31 Jan. Phone Ian 66803203 BURRINGBAR high-set 2 br house with separate 3rd br & bathroom downstairs. Sunroom, timber floors, fireplace, and a beautiful creek side setting, no close neighbours, rural views, fenced yard, kids & pets welcome. $310pw, pref long term tenants, refs please. Ph 66771441 CLEAN HIPPY CARAVAN beaut Myocum, has annex, good double bed, fridge, gas cook, ph/TV/internet, peaceful, d/f $130pw all incl. Ph 66844364 MULLUM bus in bush setting, with sleepout, suit single parent or single working fem $150 incl. Ph 0412818563 CARAVAN in peaceful quiet setting, only 7 min Byron $120pw. Ph 66847013 WILSONS CREEK self contained peaceful studio for single person near creek, almost new, loft bed, deck, timber floor, 8 mins Mullum, $170pw + elect. Phone 0422343597 - leave message MULLUM self-cont studio, $200pw incl bills, suit sgl. Call Mark 0414963588 CABIN near Mullum, cute self-cont, small, rural, peaceful, private, air-con, $225pw incl services. Phone 66843470

Bangalow COOPERS SHOOT 4 bed, 2 bath older style home on acreage great views, fully furnished. Avail 1/2/08- 30/11/08. $395 p/w. COOPERS SHOOT Modern 2 bed fully furnished home – ocean and mountain views. Avail 1/2/08-30/11/08. $360 p/w.

Elders Real Estate Byron Bay 15 Fletcher Street 6685 6222

POSSUM CREEK Beautifully appointed 4 bed, 2 bath executive residence on 10 acres, wide wrap-around verandahs, long frontage to Possum Creek, magnificent swimming with natural waterfall. Available for short term stays. From $350 per night (min 3 night stay).

Phone 6687 1500

Apply in person

8 The Terrace Brunswick Heads 6685 1355

First Sun Holiday Park Junior Office Person If you have completed HSC and looking for a career in hospitality, First Sun Holiday Park, Byron Bay is looking for a Junior Office Person to be trained in all aspects of reservations, customer service and general office work. This is a full time permanent position and you must be available to work Saturday or Sunday when rostered on. If you have initiative, are reliable, willing to learn, have basic computer skills, finished school in 2007 and are flexible to work rostered shifts, please email to or send a 1 page written application and if possible a current passport size photo to: or send to Junior Office Person PO Box 1544 Byron Bay NSW 2481


BRUNSWICK HEADS 2br ground floor unit, freshly painted $250pw avail now


Shop Attendant

Experience in sales and merchandising, computer skills and immaculate presentation essential. Applications close 1 February. Please be advised not to call the outlet but to enclose full contact details. Flexible hours and good pay.

PRDnationwide Ocean Shores Phone Shaylah 6680 4400

New Brighton

Breakfast Cook

CV emailed to

$360 p/w Mullumbimby 3 b/r + sleepout, Avail Feb.

5/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads

1st or 2nd year Apprentice Chef

SEMINYAK requires 2 casual salespeople and 1 outlet Manager

$360 p/w South Golden Beach 3 b/r 2 bth/r double carport, Fenced yard. Avail now.

SOUTH GOLDEN 3br S.L.U.G. large verandah, close to beach $360pw avail now L.J. Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177


MULLUMBIMBY 2br cottage, close to shops, school, modern bathroom, carport, verandah. Avail 6th Feb $250pw. No pets Coolamon Scenic Drive 2br house elegant design + 1br s-c guest quarters, private, elevated, verandahs & rural & ocean views. Avail now, $550pw. No pets. MARK COCHRANE REAL ESTATE 66842663 61 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby

WANTED TO RENT ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. BYRON health prof couple seek wooden, open plan house. Ph 0412317421

BYRON mat. fem, quiet, clean n/s, seeks granny flat/unit, exc refs 0412067574

TO LEASE BYRON A&I 254sqm $530pw, good complex, long lease. Ph 0412026684 BYRON BAY Great shop / office, 50sqm, $360pw (total). Ph 0415152151 COMMERCIAL SPACE for lease from 16/1/08 at Art & Ind Estate, opp BP, 94 sq mtrs. Phone 0408666642 or email ART STUDIO/GALLERY Byron A & I, Mezzanine 7x3m $70pw. Phone Silva 0402909193

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:

Monday to Friday 5.30am to 2pm Beachfront swimming pool kiosk Only happy & smiley people need apply. Send resume to: or call Jess on 6685 6011. Must be reliable.

RELIABLE, EXPERIENCED HARD WORKERS Fishheads@Byron and Fishheads@Bangalow are now recruiting for the following; Baristas, Waiters, Supervisors, Dishies, Sous Chef (Byron) Only people with a great attitude need apply. or call Jess on 6685 6011

Volunteers Needed

Have you got a skill to teach or a talent to share? Do you have some spare time? Would you like to be involved with your local community? On Track Tweed Byron (previously Bay Ami) continues to provide a range of day programs for individuals living with mental illness in the Byron Shire. Operating in Mullumbimby the program aims to provide a variety of social and educational activities which help maintain healthy living. Currently we have vacant volunteer positions in the following areas; • Nutritional cook • Meditation facilitator • Drivers for outings-(can use centre bus) • Male mentors • Retired builder or carpenter • Massage therapist If you are interested in any of the above volunteer roles please contact Odette on 6684 1765. We are currently designing the 2008 calendar and are keen to secure the services of locals.

ENERGETIC & ENTHUSIASTIC beauticians with massage skills & remedial massage therapists required on casual basis. Must be organized, qualified, mature, well presented & have own car, table & mob phone. Ph 66853177 or 0428855045 EXCAVATOR/BOBCAT DRIVER min 5 years exp. MR truck license & construction experience an advantage. Sub/wages. Ph 0410406334

Retone collects used toner and inkjet cartridges and recycles these into high quality, remanufactured toner cartridges. We help protect the environment by reducing the amount of office waste going into landfill.

CHEF/APPRENTICES REQUIRED A busy Japanese restaurant in town is seeking a professional chef & apprentices to join its expanding team. If interested please contact Satoru on 66809044 or 0403263130

TELEMARKETERS BYRON BAY • Mon to Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm • Must be available 5 days per week

• No experience necessary • Full training provided • $667 per week

For an interview call Gavin on 1300 658 880 ext. 222

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 47 CHEF/COOK Qualified person with a feel for cooking good, home-style dishes using organic produce. Working in a unique environment. 5 lunches, 2 dinners. $45,000 salary. Resumes to: Mavis’s Kitchen 64 Mt Warning Rd, Uki. FRUIT & VEGETABLE MANAGER Must have organic appreciation, people skills, display flair & multitasking abilities. Male/Female/Mature welcome. CV only to PO Box 312, Mullumbimby Santos Byron HIGH STANDARD SEWER required for ladies & men’s clothing. Industrial exp. pref, contract or in-house. Call Mark 0424826788 or 66808323. HOUSE CLEANER on-going fortnightly clean of 3br house near Bangalow, min 3 hours, must be reliable, honest. 4WD or AWD car helpful (sometimes), but not essential. $20ph. Ph 0418202627 HULALA CAFE SEEKS: Experienced Chef/Cook & wait-staff for expanding business. Must be experienced have good work ethic & be outgoing. Wait staff must have RSA. Call 0266855577 Email: SUSHI WALA Is looking for a friendly, outgoing floor person who can work days & nights. Experience in sushi making preferred or will teach the right person. Phone 66844310 POSITION for local, reliable person to help at market stall most weekends. Must have own transport. 0407966949 OFFICE COORDINATOR Exciting opportunity for a new Office Coordinator position with desired skills & qualities of: MYOB, Quicken & other accounting packages, office sys. design & implem., good computer skills in all applications, clear communication, ambitious, assertiveness and the ability to go with the flow. Fax application to 66871816 or email to BYRON MOTEL requires receptionist to work Saturdays 8.30am to 5.30pm, would suit student. Applications to: PO Box 629, Byron Bay 2481. EXP CASUAL CLEANERS wanted ASAP w/end work necessary, must be quick, reliable, att to detail. 0431204422 OFFICE HELPER required for growing business using Outlook & Quickbooks, invoicing & wages, start 1 day wkly. Phone 0413190266 ADVANCED CHILD CARE WORKER QUALIFIED Federal Community Childrens Centre, Feb - Dec 08, 5 days 38hr week. Newly funded additional position. Opportunity to work in a beautiful community based 25 place preschool LDC. Well resourced and funded service, well supported by community families. Email: for job package. Applications close Feb 1. CLEANERS REQUIRED for eco clean, permanent casual avail, must be lovely & professional. Phone 0413190266

Beauty Therapist Rostered hours in a professional and beautiful central Byron salon. Must be available some weekdays and Saturday Resume to 6/11 Fletcher Street Byron Bay PART TIME OFFICE MANAGER / BOOKKEEPER REQUIRED We require a Bookkeeper/Office manager for approx 12hrs per week/ 4 hrs per day. The position requires a thorough knowledge of email communications/ Microsoft Word, accurate typing and computerized book keeping , ability to learn fast & attention to detail. The applicant needs to be happy liaising with customers in a technical field and able to work without supervision. Above award package is offered as well as a pleasant central Byron location. Written applications only please including resume and references to PO BOX 928, Byron Bay 2481

CAFE OPERATOR required for busy local cafe with great un-realised potential. Enquiries 0423838301 EXPERIENCED CHEF/COOK for prep and short order in Byron Bay Cafe. Casual position, min 20 hours, award wages, clean, team person with skills. Phone 0414895441 between 4-5pm

BYRONIAN CAFE CHEF/COOK 66856754 or 0422459669

HOME HELP Caring for 8 month old twins for natural parenting Huonbrook family. Approx 5 hrs/day, Mon - Fri. Livein option available. Ph 66840576

ART LESSONS 1 to 1 with visiting artist Sarah Mottram. Available for beginners & experienced, adults & children. $30ph for adults, $15 for children, min. 2. Ph 0423658844




GERMAN all levels, qualified native speaker. Phone 66803545

MUSICAL NOTES GUITAR/JAZZ harmony tuition: con/ uni level guitar/bass and theory taught privately by former head of guitar studies at NRCAC. Any instrument catered for. A must for anyone who loves playing music and wants results. Gift vouchers available. Ph Geoff Wright. 66854565 or 0404611428

WE HAVE 17 KITTENS (17 mixed colors) and many cats waiting to be adopted. All are de-sexed, vaccinated, wormed, flead and micro-chipped. Please phone Lisa 0421 064 100 for appointment Billinudgel

EXPERIENCED FULL TIME HOUSEKEEPER 5 Star Byron hotel requires f/t housekeeper. Must be reliable, avail weekends, well presented and must have excellent eye for detail. Call Amy 66855366. Exp. applicants need only apply!

HAPPY 21ST MELANIE for 14/1 Love Dad, Mum, Jeff, Alia, Greg IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY SHAM! Hope you have a wonderful time Love from all the Echo drudges xxoxoxox HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANDY NOLAN Hope you have a wonderful fun day! From all the Echo drudges xoxoxo

BREAKFAST CHEF required, Mon - Fri. Please call 66855366 or email resume to


PAINTERS WANTED, must be qualified, have ABN & transport. 0415952494

Hi there, my names are Amanda Jane Nolan and I’m new to this area and I’m looking for funny and serious times, preferably with hairdressers, dentists, cowboys or even cowgirls. So, if you’re into fashion, hair and makeup, horses, scarves and modelling like me and want to have heaps of fun like me give me a call and wish me a happy 40th birthday for the 18th January. Uroo

CASUAL for weeding/light garden work, fem OK, no exp necessary, transport can be provided. Ph 0422525459 CLEANERS Required for beautiful luxury accommodation. Attention to detail a must, professional attitude essential. Fax resume to 66808960 BEAUTY / MASSAGE THERAPIST Beauty therapist required for Balinese day spa, some reception duties, rostered hours. Beautiful environment. Fax resume: 66808960

WORK WANTED ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. HANDYMAN interior/exterior, all those headache jobs, even in the garden. Phone 0449067864 HORT EXP: Garden, lawn, organic vegie set up & maintenance. Mick 66801081 HANDS ON, WEEDS OUT Phone Jared 66802373, 0431335310 HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE, no job too big or small, reliable girl available 7 days a week. Call Eva 0447507952 STONEMASON / LANDSCAPER Walls, ponds, fountains etc. Phil 0406485141

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

Create Your Perfect Picture Come in to our fantastic new gallery space and bring your own image or browse our extensive library with over 3000 superb images, and we will create your own stunning and unique canvas art piece. See us at 52 Jonson Street Byron Bay. Ph: (02) 6680 8825. VINCE AND THE VIPERS Acoustic three piece party band Cheap rates. Ph 66844235 vinceandthevipers

IN MEMORIAM DEL BUTCHER Taken from us 5/1/04 Sadly missed but always remembered Ross, Letitia, Charlotte & Dylan


CERTIFICATE IV IN MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE Diploma in Remedial Massage, start 7th Feb ‘08. Nova School of Massage & Body Therapy, Lismore 66245011


Brigid Beckett BVSc.Dip.Ac 0431702560 ADOPT A CAT from Animal Welfare League NSW. Phone 66844070


AngelCare Pet Sitting. 0425262193 KITTENS free to kind loving homes. Phone 66803605 or 0402708328


TKNONANNY Mac tuition in Comfort Call Bettjoy 66803497

KUMON MATHS & ENGLISH Get a head start in the holidays. Inexpensive programme supporting children of all ages. No computer req. Enrol now. Leonie 0414349353

LEARN GESTALT THERAPY Grad Diploma Program. Lismore, Coffs, Gold Coast. Fee help avail. Phone 66213911

THE FAMILY of the late PAT PSALTIS would like to thank everybody who sent their best wishes, cards & flowers on the sad occasion of the passing of our Mother. We would particularly like to thank Ned & Cora Cook, Val Timms, Dr’s Suresh & Coker, Judy & the girls from Feros, Barbra & Leora from Brunswick Respite, Distrist Nurses & the lovely people from Amitayus. All these wonderful people made it possible for Mum to spend the last part of her life at home with her family. Thank you so much.

CLASSICAL GUITAR fun & effective, experienced teacher. 0411042552


TWO DAY SHORT COURSE Beginners relaxation massage 19th & 20th Jan in Byron Bay. For details phone Gloria 0403131746 ADVANCED MASSAGE COURSE Deep tissue, meridian acupressure, (Elphinstone technique) 2nd & 3rd Feb in Byron Bay. For details phone Gloria 0403131746



aid ll p t We s, grea! b o j estyle lif

LOST: BLACK leather clutch bag with car keys - Sat night, Jonson St, Byron. Phone 0411755522


TRAVEL – WORK – ADVENTURE! 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 21st at 6pm Next course starts February 6th

5/1 Carlyle St, Byron Bay

6680 8253

PUSHKIN is a beautiful male fluffy tabby. He is about 2 years old, gets on very well with other cats and is affectionate and friendly towards people. Come and meet him at our Cat Adoption Centre, 124 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby. Tuesday 9am till 11am, Saturday 10am to 12 noon and Thursday 3pm to 5pm. Phone 6684 4070.

ONLY ADULTS BEST BODY MASSAGE. Guaranteed. 0415200866 – 10am - 6pm Bruns. TANTRIC bodywork, Goddess mysteries. Ph 66854074. TANTRIC MASSAGE Relax and Heal. Paul 0409556969 GORGEOUS BYRON BABES Phone 0449780167

SELF EMPLOYED MALE looking for lady that enjoys the beach, dinners, fun times, etc. Ph 0401630954

SENSUAL full body massage bliss. In/ Out calls. Ph 0432600485


ATTRACTIVE HOSTESS TO SPOIL YOU, 34 Piper Drive, Ballina, 10am till late. 66816038

HORSE AGISTMENT available, Byron Bay. Ph 0411444367


BYRON AREA OUTCALLS. Phone 0421401775 BYRON I n c a l l s.

SENSUAL DELIGHT. Phone 0402169906

HAPPY 40TH from your adoring family

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 7pm–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 GAMBLERS’ 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

DA Watch You may not see Council’s development application advertising as it is not placed in your community paper. As a free service, therefore, we regularly list all significant new DAs on public exhibition, making clear exactly what is sought in the applications and identifying the location of the land affected. We urge readers to follow up on DAs they feel may affect them by visiting Council’s office before the advised closing date and making an appropriate written submission. Be aware that all submissions are deemed to be public documents. 12 Bayshore Drive Byron Bay 10.2007.763.1

Taylorise Pty Ltd close 16/1/08 Two 2 storey buildings each containing three 3 bedroom units

32 Baileys Rd Coopers Shoot 10.2007.766.1

Applicant's name illegible Tennis court and rec room

51 Shirley St Byron Bay 10.2007.785.1

Byron Property Developments P/L close 23/1/08 Alterations to residential flat building & tree removal

835 Federal Drive Goonengerry 10.2007.779.1

D W Kimler Double storey house

close 21/1/08

close 24/1/08

48 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo



Vendor Wants It Sold! Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby • Close to town/ Steiner School • Private • Beautiful setting • 4 bedroom timber home • Natural water feature

$ 495,000

Come On ... Dive In! Nightcap Court, Mullumbimby • Well laid out 4 bedroom home • Inground pool & Bali style pool house • Located in quiet cul de sac • Front & rear gardens, covered rear patio – It’s got the lot! • Inspection a must! $ 549,000

This private, tranquil and well constructed residence offers the epitome of beachfront living in a grand style. Beautifully landscaped, level lawn, the constant relaxing sound of breaking waves and immediate access to Tuckeroo beach. Potential self contained accommodation on the ground floor offers a substantial income. Alternatively, the low maintenance garden lends itself to absentee ownership making the property ideal as a fulltime holiday rental. By making use of Byron’s maximum height rules, this very spacious property was designed to take full advantage of the glorious views. No other waterfront property can compare with the value offered by this fabulous home. $3.5m

ROSEBANK Fabulous Potential!

RELAX WITH NATURE Lot 1 Mill Road, Goonengerry • Affordable – rarely found country retreat • Three bedroom cottage • Ten rural acres • Delightful garden setting • Less than 20 minutes from town $ 520,000

4 Beds + MORE Mullumbimby • Quiet cul de sac in Mullumbimby • Master with ensuite • Landscaped, low maintenance gardens – ideal for the family • Rear patio with views of Mt Chincogan • Private location $ 475,000

79 Burringbar St MULLUMBIMBY 6684 2200 •

This property has spectacular rural views, totals nearly one acre and comprises four titles in the very centre of charming Rosebank village. The main residence is spacious and comprises 3 bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, large open plan living area, kitchen with large gas stove, vast verandahs and a rumpus room. This circa 1920’s building has been rewired, restumped, reclad, and features polished boards, high ceilings, french doors and stained glass. An old shop, in very good condition, and a small cottage, are also located on the property. The total property in its current condition would rent for $700pw which could be improved with refurbishment. Fabulous value at $650,000.

PROPERTY BUYERS NET All Agents Welcome – Finance Arranged If Required Contact: Gai Hart-Hughes 0418 755 088 / 6687 1313

25B Lismore Road, Bangalow Grab A Bargain!

Billinudgel – The Pocket Five acres, studio, near Mullumbimby! Here are 5 acres just a short drive outside Mullumbimby waiting to be transformed. The two bedroom studio needs some work but has electricity and phone connected to it. With an existing building entitlement, the choice is yours…renovate the existing studio or build a new home on the nearby building site. Additional features are a rainwater tank, a dam, double garage and a caravan with an annexe. The owners are very ready to sell, so do not wait, give me a call and we go and check it out. The property is only six kilometres away from Mullumbimby.

Set high on a hill in Billinudgel is this well built two storey home on 1 and 3/4 acres. Very light and airy this property features three bedrooms and one bathroom, a large living area and a near new kitchen upstairs and a completely self contained flat downstairs. It has a hardwood frame and under the vinyl floors you’ll find beautiful floor boards ready for a polish. There is also a double garage and a good size workshop area. It is only one minute to Billinudgel and a bike ride to the beach. With the new easy access to the highway it is only 20 minutes to Byron Bay and Tweed Heads.

Reduced to $ 429,000

$ 750,000

Immaculate Home On 1 Acre

Top Location In Mullumbimby

Ideal for a family with a parent or teenagers this two storey home on 1 acre is situated within the township of Mullumbimby on the way to the Shearwater Steiner School. The home is in immaculate condition featuring 2 bedrooms, a new bathroom and kitchen/dining and living room upstairs and 2 large rooms downstairs, one being a bed/ living room with a bathroom and the other being a large games room or office. The shed measures 17x7m which fits 3 cars, a boat and a caravan. There is also pool, a garden shed and a number of established fruit trees. This is most certainly value for money!

$ 675,000


90 Robinsons Road, Mullumbimby

Enjoy the great view to Mt Chincogan and Mt Warning from this private location at the end of a cul de sac. Nearly at the highest point in Mullumbimby this brick and tile home is light and airy, very spacious inside and nearly maintenance free. The gardens are fully established and there is no grass to mow. The home features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dining, separate living room and a great sunroom which overlooks the pool and garden. The sheltered outside entertaining area is ideal for BBQs by the pool. Top location, large block of land, spacious home! Call Ernst now.

$ 650,000

(02) 6684 3600 Ernst Reisch 0428 842 387

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 49

Real Estate


LAWSON STREET APARTMENT Auction Saturday February 9th @ 10am

Auction onsite Saturday February 9th @ 12pm

O Yes! Location is everything! O 2 bedroom – recently renovated

O 4 Bed + Separate Self Contained

kitchen. O Ideal for holiday letting & capital growth. O Realistic vendor – price indication represents entry level into this exclusive holiday letting precinct.

O Federation Home With Polished

Studio Timber Floors And High Ceilings O Wide Entertaining Decks And

Theatre Room O 12m Lap Pool, Spa And Sauna O 15 Minutes To Byron Bay

4/29 Lawson Street, Byron Bay

178 Friday Hut Rd, Possum Creek

OPEN FOR INSPECTION SAT 19th & WED 23rd 12-12.30PM Contact Neil Cameron on 0419 274 798

OPEN FOR INSPECTION SATURDAY 2.30-3PM Contact Neil Cameron on 0419 274 798 or Jon Luton on 0422 794 384

L.J.Hooker 4/31 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7300

L.J.Hooker 4/31 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7300

y 16

N ar O I CT Febru U A day r atu


Spectacular 5 acres iscover this truly impressive new home and D studio privately nestled on the ridge of Binna Burra. This superb north facing home offers fabulous open living, quality appliances and attention to detail, with 4 generous bedrooms, two 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 Rd, Binna Burra. Contact Scott on 0412 296 872 or Sonia on 0409 033 250.


n m y Ja rda 10.30a ON u I t a t T C is S n a AmUonsiterttho auctio

11a ct prio e Insp

Lot 1 Pacific Highway, Newrybar atching the breezes this delightful 15 acre C property tucked in the ridge of Newrybar offers history and space to move.

O Sat PEN 12.3 HO 0pm US -1.3 E 0pm

“ALLANSBY” 103 Federal Drive, Eureka N

o expense has been spared to restore this grand 100 year old residence into a beautiful home of extraordinary quality. Set on approx. 8 acres high on the Eureka plateau and located close to Federal Village, this original homestead boasts stunning views to the Night Cap Ranges. From the teak floorboards, pressed metal ceilings, original fireplace, rainforest timbers, large gracious rooms and expansive verandahs, it is impossible not to fall in love with this elegant home. Enhancing the charm, there is the new sealed circular driveway, the recently refurbished flood-lit tennis court, the natural spring flowing through four acres of original rainforest and the mature sub-tropical gardens surrounding the homestead. Contact Sonia Jervis 0409 033 250

To be auctioned on site on Saturday February 16th, if not sold beforehand.

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

OP EN Sat HO 1-2p USE m

Quality Home Quality Value New In Bangalow


iscover this superbly designed 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, double garaged family home with exceptional attention to detail. You will love the 2 living areas flowing onto a spacious covered north facing outdoor deck overlooking a well designed, easy-care, landscaped yard. The enormous master bedroom with integrated ensuite, delightfully appointed open plan kitchen and dining room together with well thought out floor coverings and lighting makes this home a must to view. Now $595,000. 4 Gumtree Place, Bangalow. Contact Scott on 0412 296 872 or Sonia on 0409 033 250.


at v


at $



50 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Real Estate 15 Lawson Street, Byron Bay

Phone: (02) 6685 8466

To view more properties visit our website 1/6 0 O Sat Cente PEN urd nn ay ial CHOU 11. ct, SE 30a Byr m- on Ba 12p y m

5 O Sat Bayfig PEN urd s P ay laceHOU 11. , Ty SE 30a ag m- arah 12p m

Unique design and quality

Endless opportunities

3998.8sqm block with elevated outlook Stunning 3/4 bed (inc guest studio), 2 bath Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area Vast indoor and outdoor living spaces

Large industrial office unit with street frontage 182sqm including a 60sqm mezzanine Several offices, kitchen, 2 toilets & air-con Opportunity for an investor with a long tenant lease

$ 1,580,000

$ 515,000 incl GST 11 C OP Sat hild S EN H urd tree OU ay t, B SE 1.3 yron 0-2 Ba pm y

Byron Bay beach property

Urban living – rural setting

Superb location across from the beach 2 bed timber beach cottage on 758sqm (approx) Garden is lush, tropical and full of palms Back deck overlooks the beautiful Belongil estuary

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rural home set on 1.2ha Generous paved outdoor area for entertaining Sparkling in-ground pool & tropical gardens Large enough to encompass further developments

$ 1,450,000

$ 1,295,000

Now Selling from $289,000 Elevation is a new masterplanned community atop a natural plateau just a few minutes from Lennox Head village and beach. An exclusive residential estate offering level, hilltop land, where you can build the perfect home for the perfect coastal lifestyle in a premium neighbourhood unique to the region. • • • • • •

3km Lennox Head village and beaches Level homesites, views and breezes Design Guidelines, quality coastal architecture Formal estate entry, tree-lined streets Landscaped parkland, walking and cycle paths 15 minutes Ballina CBD, 30 minutes Byron Bay

Live it up! VISIT OUR ONSITE SALES CENTRE: North Creek Road, Lennox Head, NSW 2478 PHONE:

1300 762 552




Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 51





A P R O P E R T Y T H AT M O S T D R E A M A B O U T ! LOT 6 BROKEN HEAD ROAD, BROKEN HEAD Very rarely does a property of this nature in the Broken Head blue chip location become

Those seeking to escape the busy city life this is the perfect getaway lifestyle retreat.

available to acquire on the open market. This is truly a unique property that has four

All this set on approximately 79 easy care grazing acres with the balance rainforest.


significant features.

Existing management arrangements with cattle grazing can continue for any potential


Number 1. Big ocean views along Seven Mile Beach to Lennox Head Point.

absentee purchaser. It is only a short drive to your chosen beach being ideally located

Number 2. Spectacular rural and hinterland views with great sunsets.

between Lennox Head and Byron Bay. Check out the surf before you leave home from the

Number 3. Unusual virgin rainforest bordering the existing home footprint.

existing elevated funky solid home which is ripe for renovation. This is a property which

CONTACT: LOIS BUCKETT 0428 877 399 MARK KINNEALLY 0429 868 001

Number 4. Assured privacy with ample surface and underground water.

demands your inspection if you are looking for something special.



Rarely does a home of this quality become available in the Byron Bay hinterland. Perched on a north facing knoll amongst the treetops, you will enjoy the views and all aspects of your own park-like acreage. This private, peaceful haven catches the 3/76 BALLINA STREET, cooling summer breezes and is homeLENNOX to abundantHEAD wildlife.NSW 2478

9 BYRON STREET, BANGALOW NSW 2479 The property consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study and 2 living areas which connect to extensive decking. The gourmet kitchen is a delight for entertaining with stainless steel appliances, caesar stone bench tops and separate preparation area.


Features include a 15m saltwater pool surrounded by limestone paving, charming courtyard area, fireplace, terracotta tiled floors with some under floor heating and rustic timber beams throughout the home. A spring fed well and dam and two large sheds complete the ideal lifestyle property. Centrally located between Byron, Bangalow, Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads. Your search is over for the perfect property! This is truly a unique property which demands your inspection.pricePRICE


52 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Real Estate

a n t la n d 4 a c re s v a c e B a y M in u te s to th


E PM OM .30 DH - 12 E T 0 0 A 12. OV AT REN SE S U O NH OPE

E PM 30 LAG - 2. 00 . 2 A AT PUL SE S PO OU H N OPE IL RV

FANTASTIC FEDERAL OPPORTUNITY X Queenslander with views X Private and leafy location

X Large pool and sun deck area X Large 1500m2 block

Secure your own home in of one of the most popular little villages in the Byron Hinterland. The elevated Queenslander is set on just over 1500m2 in a private leafy street and boasts 3 bedrooms, main bathroom, large kitchen & living area. The wide timber decks provide tranquil village views and cool summer breezes. The swimming pool with large sun deck offers a great spot to cool off. Established gardens and plenty of room for the kids to play.

8 Coachwood Court, Federal CED





L PM 30 SEL 12. 00 . 12 SAT





The Hinterland Specialists



X Private tropical oasis X 25 fertile, undulating acres

SALES AGENT Damon Rahmate 0413 884 091

Set on 25 gentle acres this recently renovated home enjoys established native and exotic gardens rivalling the Royal botanical gardens. With a mix of open areas and well planed groves there are endless avenues for kids to play. No expense has been spared in recent renovations with chic bathrooms and Caesar stone bench tops in the state of the art chef’s kitchen. A gorgeous in ground pool off a generous entertainment area awaits sunset drinks.


X Sep. self contained guest accom. X Established gardens

299 Fernleigh Rd, Fernleigh

S M 0P YER 1.3 00 . T1 E SA


AUCTION February 14 SALES AGENT Damon Rahmate 0413 884 091 WEBSITE PID 305146

PM TY 30 PER 12. 00 . 12 SAT











THE PERFECT HIDEAWAY X Over 5 acres X 15 mins to Bangalow X 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & guest accom. with ensuite X Open plan kitchen & lounge room X Rural views

ADDRESS 778 Binna Burra Road, Federal FOR SALE $889,000 WEBSITE ID 295199

6687 1500

X Popular Federal Village X School buses at door

X 20 mins to Byron Bay X 730.9m2 block

AUCTION February 14

Situated in Main Street Federal just across the road from Federal Park popular spot for kids & family activities. The home is spacious and has a ”good feel”, large back yard with off street parking. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, deck at the back for a sunny brekky overlooking the back garden. Federal is a unique Hinterland village with Cafes, Ælm night’s and other community activities. This property offers a perfect opportunity for the 1st home owner.

Lot 10 Federal Drive, Federal

Greg Price

Terri Williamson Damon Rahmate

Krysten Basso

Hugh Hanrahan

Denise Burch


SALES AGENT Damon Rahmate 0413 884 091 Terri Williamson 0421 061 502

Mark Castle

Rachel Milgate

X Architect designed house overlooking Skinners Creek X End of quiet cul-de-sac X 7 mins to Bangalow, 15 mins to the beach X Tennis court

ADDRESS 26 Boormans Road, Newrybar FOR SALE $2,300,000 WEBSITE ID 305310

Steve Leslie

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 53



BU (a)








M ! 0P TOR 2.3 C A 0 2.0 WF RS WO U E H TH SE T OU H N OPE





The Hinterland Specialists

Agent Declares Interest


5BLFBEWBOUBHFPGUIFHSFBUDBQJUBMHSPXUI#BOHBMPXPąFST Commercial premises are so scarce in the Bangalow village. This magniÆcent circa 1920’s commercial property is currently operating with a beauty & nail salon, massage therapist and hairdressing business. There is off street parking for six cars, rear lane access and the future potential for further commercial development subject to council approval. Perfectly positioned in the commercial precinct of Bangalow. Buy the freehold for your own business or keep the existing established tenants. Investors, doctors, solicitors, accountants take note; this could be your perfect opportunity to acquire ‘in town’ premises.

ULTIMATE POSSUM CREEK HIDEAWAY X Magical north coast retreat X Panoramic northerly views X 15 minutes to Byron Bay

AUCTION Forthcoming

From the moment you enter this magniÆcent property you can’t help but feel excited by the vista before you. Green lawns together with strategically placed hedges give complete privacy to the house but still maintaining a feeling of elevation and openness. The home continues this feeling with light & space gained from the wide bi-fold doors and windows used throughout. Timber decks leading to the beautifully landscaped inground pool area offer northern panoramic views perfect for el fresco dining.


Station Street, Bangalow Town Centre AM








30 10.

M 11A

X 7.3 elevated acres X 3 large bedrooms & study X Landscaped in-ground pool

7 Goninan Place, Possum Creek


AUCTION March 13 SALES AGENT Terri Williamson 0421061 502 WEBSITE PID 305365




RURAL LAND SALE - 3 VACANT FARMLET ALLOTMENTS Start building your new rural lifestyle on the rolling green hills of this picture perfect valley just 15 minutes easy drive to Byron Bays beautiful beaches.

AUCTION February 14

LOT 13 – Build beneath ancient Æg and teak trees on this 2 acre (8600m2) lot overlooking stunning Wilsons River. LOT 12 – Over 2 acres (9,600m2) with old dairy bales and stable buildings ideal for studio or workshop conversion. LOT 2 - Elevated 1.5 acre (6,800m2) offering timbered views to the distant hills. Build around a sunny north aspect on frost free red soil. Call Greg Price today for more information about these “hens teeth”.

SALES AGENT Greg Price 0412 871 500

Follow signs off 213 Coorabell Rd, Coorabell GE







.0 T1 E SA







BINNA BURRA’S BEST KEPT SECRET X New 4 bedroom modern home X Self contained studio X Timbered views to the North

X Designer kitchen X Wide entertaining deck X 5 secluded North facing acres

Situated along a quiet country road on Bangalow’s outskirts, this leafy 5 acre property will certainly not disappoint. The new 4 bedroom (main with ensuite & spa bath) home boasts a Çoor plan that will impress. Features a designer kitchen with smeg appliances & Caesar stone bench tops, 9ft ceilings, huge open plan living area with timbered views to the North, wide covered deck area. Additionally includes an Asian inÇuenced self contained studio, town water, new 2 bay shed & double carport.

146 Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra O KT


AUCTION January 19 SALES AGENT Damon Rahmate 0413 884 091 WEBSITE PID 302269

E PM LAG 30 - 1. .00 1 AT SE S

X Dual occupancy accom. X 2 dwellings + original house

This charming 35 acre property has so much to offer and loads of potential. Dual occupancy accommodation that includes a large 3 bedroom home with raked ceilings, timber kitchen & bull nose wrap around verandah & a 2 bedroom brick ‘granny Çat’. There is also a 2 bedroom timber farmhouse/studio. The property fronts the picturesque Whian Creek.

143 Whian Road, Eureka



This easy maintenance split level home has 3 bedrooms plus study, 1 three way bathroom and ensuite off main bedroom, and double garage with remote control door. Lovely elevated position with polished timber Çoors, high ceilings, open plan living areas and an east facing timber deck overlooking rural views. The kitchen features a large gas cook-top and stainless steel canopy range-hood. Current owner has committed elsewhere. Don’t delay.

21 Rankin Drive, Bangalow

SALES AGENT Mark Castle 0418 971 826 WEBSITE PID 305187

HEAVENLY VIEWS – DIVINE HOME! X Heavenly ocean & rural views X Immaculate substantial home

X Sunny north-east aspect X Privacy and seclusion

This gorgeous timber & rendered home sits on 5 lofty acres with uninterrupted ocean views over Cape Byron and beyond. The impeccably appointed home features 5 large bedrooms, huge open living areas all with views of Byron Lighthouse. Nothing has been left unÆnished with this beautiful home that also features a large inground pool, European sauna, large Çat play area, polished timber Çoors throughout, bitumen driveway & a huge shed.

129 Goonengerry Road, Goonengerry

6687 1500

Greg Price

Terri Williamson Damon Rahmate

Krysten Basso




SALES AGENT Greg Price 0412 871 500

D PM PEN 30 - 1. OS .00 1 AT SE S OU



X 2 bathrooms X Polished timber Çoors

AUCTION February 14



X Well built split level home X 3 bedroom plus study

X Large machinery shed X Approx 35 undulating acres

Hugh Hanrahan

Denise Burch

Mark Castle

Rachel Milgate

Steve Leslie

AUCTION February 14 SALES AGENT Hugh Hanrahan 0402 198 652 Damon Rahmate 0413 884 091

WEB PID 280488

54 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Real Estate


The Elite Sales Team

ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT BYRON BAY This luxurious and ultra contemporary beachfront home offers the very best in beach lifestyle and is surrounded by wonderfully serene beachfront National Park. Very few properties are privileged to enjoy this ultimate position. The home has recently undergone a million dollar renovation designed by renowned local architect and supervised by an interior designer.

Features include: 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, formal and outdoor entertaining spaces, 2 kitchens, huge decks Ocean and National Park views. 100 metres flat walk to the beach Gourmet kitchen with European appliances and Approved dual occupancy and designed to be two homes with stone bench tops, bamboo floors, air conditioning Beautiful sparkling new inground pool with tropical landscaping The finest of fixtures and the separate entrances highest touches throughout.


The Elite Sales Team

INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT David Gordon 0418 856 222 FOR SALE $1,550,000 WEBSITE ID 304078






Luxury retreat nestled in the pristine Mt Jerusalem Nat. Park 100 acres of lush rainforest, waterfalls & wildlife 2 bedroom house + studio 40 minutes from Byron Bay T

INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Stuart Aitken 0417 242 537 FOR SALE $530,000 WEBSITE ID 305071

Stunning apartment in one of the most enviable positions in Byron Lifestyle & blue chip investment Open plan spacious interior, 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms


INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Matt Towner 0414 185 976 FOR SALE $880,000 WEBSITE ID 302622


Double brick 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home Child safe entertaining courtyard Walking distance to schools shops and beach Large SLUG & established gardens


Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom original federation style homestead Antique fixtures & fittings 5 acres of lush rainforest, established fruit trees & access to a water hole




Fabulous 2 story double brick family home 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms over two levels Child friendly entertaining courtyard Spacious open plan living & dining area

INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Stuart Aitken 0417 242 537 FOR SALE $540,000 WEBSITE ID 305129




INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Kaye Wilkie 0412 856 208 FOR SALE $1,650,000 WEBSITE ID 274212


INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Matt Towner 0414 185 976 FOR SALE $450,000 WEBSITE ID 302624

Sandals’ is a 4 star Mediterranean style residence with a feeling of home away from home. Situated in a quiet cul de sac, just a short stroll to the centre of town and our beautiful ‘Bay’ beaches. Council approved 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom B&B, with numerous accommodation options in single, queen or twin rooms and manager’s residence. The property has 2 large living areas opening onto courtyards.








BRILLIANT BUSINESS Successful business in the biggest & best position in Bay Lane 50 seat restaurant 2 kitchens offering many options Owner operated for 11 years

INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Matt Towner 0414 185 976 FOR SALE $2,000,000 WEBSITE ID 302621

6685 6222 David Gordon

FOR SALE $3,900,000 AGENT David Gordon 0418 856 222 INSPECTION by appointment only WEBSITE I.D 306464

Michael Gudgeon Stuart Aitken

Kaye Wilkie

Matt Towner

Julianne Heneghan Brett Connable

Charlie Hayes

Jo Mlikota

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 55


The Elite Sales Team



Act now to register your interest in the last land subdivision of its kind in Byron Bay township. Nine good sized blocks are going to be available. On the top blocks there are spectacular ocean and mountain views. This is Byron lifestyle at its best with an easy walk to shops, gyms, beaches and restaurants. Expressions of interest invited, delayed settlement possible.

Spectacular 180 degree north facing views from every room of this four year old ecologically designed home. Four large bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, a full Chef's kitchen with State of the art European appliances. Entertaining is made easy in the open plan living area that leads onto the terrace overlooking the deep salt water pool. 1km creek frontage onto Skinners Creek, great spot to BBQ lunch.

INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Kaye Wilkie 0412 856 208 FOR SALE $2,400,000 WEBSITE ID 303941









INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Matt Towner 0414 185 976 FOR SALE $1,500,000 WEBSITE ID 302700





Best and most prominent main street location in Byron Strata style commercial 74.1sqm shop Great Investment Retail tenant in place on a secure lease. T





OPEN HOUSE Sat 2-2.45pm ADDRESS 9 Muskwood Place, Bangalow SALES AGENT Kaye Wilkie 0412 856 208 FOR SALE $585,000 WEBSITE ID 302573

150 stunning acres with ocean glimpses All accessible North facing pasture improved flats River frontage Cabin + machinery shed 5 mins to Mullum, 20 mins to Byron T T


Bordering onto farmland in quiet & friendly cul de sac Wide covered north facing deck, timber floors Open plan kitchen, living & dining 3 dbl bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Established native garden with vegie patch










INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT David Gordon 0418 856 222 FOR SALE $2,450,000 WEBSITE ID 304251

INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT David Gordon 0418 856 222 FOR SALE $1.25M WEBSITE ID 304168


INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Stuart Aitken 0417 242 537 FOR SALE $425,000 WEBSITE ID 259229

Outstanding position with stunning ocean views Open plan living area flowing onto 3 bedrooms & loft, expansive level lawn 5 acres, extremely private This 2 bathrooms is a fantastic sea change lifestyle opportunity


Two storey townhouse 3 bedrooms all with Light & bright 1.5 bathrooms North BIR’s facing courtyard First storey deck 2 min. walk to Sunrise Beach shopping centre

INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Stuart Aitken 0417 242 537 FOR SALE $495,000 WEBSITE ID 296337






INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Matt Towner 0414 185 976 FOR SALE $3,750,000 WEBSITE ID 305161


Fantastic 180sqm Industrial unit with 90sqm mezzanine Very successful business Council approved 2 bathrooms + full kitchen Vendor will lease back at 6% return ($575 p/w)

2 Recording studios 6 Bedroom villa & 3 Bedroom cottage Swimmingpool/Tennis Court/ GOLF TEE Operational & accommodating


INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Kaye Wilkie 0412 856 208 FOR SALE $79,000 + S.A .V WEBSITE ID 282442






Great Jonson St location Two shops, each with 5 year leases One shop could trade with food Realistic rent & outgoings Selling due to personal reasons, wants offers






AGENT ON SITE Sat 12-12.45pm SALES AGENT Michael Gudgeon 0419 495 494 FOR SALE Expressions of Interest WEBSITE ID 302673



Four bedroom home plus home office, main bathroom plus elegant onsuite bathroom. This property is ideal for relaxed living and rural life Features include polished Tassie Oak floors and Cedar bi fold doors and windows. Located in a quiet lane on a 2868sqm block, with town water. Magnificent gardens with fig tree giving summer shade, tropical orchard, including coffee and pecan nuts. Large 10x4mt crystal clear salt water in ground swimming pool. Only five minutes to Byron Bay and close to Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School. INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Kaye Wilkie 0412 856 208 AUCTION Onsite 1pm Saturday 2nd February 2008

The owners are certainly going to miss their beautiful new home, lazy mornings on the decks & afternoon strolls along the beach. This stunning property is situated in beachside Suffolk Park, on a large 1177sqm block, backing onto reserve. 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, DLUG with decks around 3 sides.

INSPECTION By appointment SALES AGENT Michael Gudgeon 0419 495 494 FOR SALE $1,695,000 WEBSITE ID 299058


6685 6222 David Gordon

Michael Gudgeon Stuart Aitken

Kaye Wilkie

Matt Towner

Julianne Heneghan Brett Connable

Charlie Hayes

Jo Mlikota

56 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

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. Some even have their own private plunge pool. Yet Seagrass is only 15 minutes north of Byron Bay and minutes to some of the areas most unspoilt beaches. Priced from $1,175,000

For a personal presentation of Seagrass or for more information, call Kate McNamara of Cramer Property on 1800 663 604 or visit

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 57

UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE RTA Auction at 11.30am on February 2nd, 2008, at Brunswick Heads Ex- Serviceman’s Club. 96 Stockroute Road, Billinudgel • Architect designed • Rammed earth, great insulator & thermal • Private, open paddocks and bush/national park setting • 5 bedrooms, study & laundry/ironing room • Minutes to the beach • Spa room, 4 large

separate living areas • Approximately 11 acres • Earthy tones, terracotta tiles and polished timber floors • Verandah, views, decks, balconies all around the house • Shed with power

OPE SatuN FOR rday INS 12.0 PEC 0-12 TIO .30p N m

For further information or to arrange an inspection please phone Peter on 0411 801 795



The choice is yours – either a 3 bedroom home or a 2 bedroom home and a completely self contained flat (home and income). Room to expand. Rendered brick, timbered floors, breezes, privacy and peace of mind when it’s flooding. A safe secure playground for the children or perhaps you would like to develop this elevated 822sqm corner block.

Architect designed for our North Coast lifestyle are these 2 fresh freestanding villas with high ceilings, polished timber floors, front and back balconies/ verandahs with views. Elevated location, 3 bedrooms, the master upstairs with walkin robe and ensuite. The latest stainless appliances and designed kitchen, open plan living, ample windows providing natural light throughout. An absolute delight to inspect!

Villa 1 asking $445,000 Villa 2 asking $465,000 Call Peter on 0411 801 795. Asking $ 450,000 Call Peter on 0411 801 795.

IDEAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY • Timber home • 3 bedrooms • Front and rear deck • Open plan living area • Single carport & garden shed • Private established gardens • Located at the end of a cul de sac

Call Peter on 0411 801 795.

Start here – get into the market. Very neat & sweet brick home with separate living areas, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a covered northern outdoor area. A handy location, close to the areas attractions, an elevated position and a large 999sqm block with a level yard. Heaps of potential, a great buy.

$ 395,000




The work’s all been done and it’s just time to have fun from this one. New roof, polished timber floors, freshly painted, 3 bedrooms, high ceilings, rear lane access, new studio/shed, landscaped gardens, quiet street, north facing deck and back yard. Only a short stroll to the shops, cafes, parks, beach and river. Grab your togs and a towel.

Forget the car, stroll to the beach, river, parks, co-op, boutique shops and the famous hotel. Relax and enjoy the low maintainence and peaceful setting the garden provides. The cottage has polished timber floors and is now a blank canvas awaiting your signature.

• Master built home on 2 easy care acres. • Constructed double brick home, (solid as a rock). • 5 large bedrooms all with built-ins. • Master bedroom has own ensuite. • Timber floors throughout the living areas. • Nice high ceilings. • Triple lock up garage for all the toys. • Huge dam for all your water needs. • Great northern views onto Mt. Chincogan.

Call Peter on 0411 801 795.

$ 695,000


Call David on 0421 906 460. Asking price $389,000

BIG BEACHSIDE BEAUTY 5 bedrooms, parents retreat, private manicured gardens, double garage with loft. Rendered contemporary private balcony, open plan design, timber staircase, only 3-4 minutes walk to pristine white sandy beaches. Price is by negotiation.

Call Peter on 0411 801 795. Call Peter on 0411 801 795. Call Peter on 0411 801 795. Priced @ $ 590,000 Price By Negotiation Priced to sell @ $799,000

New Management of Residential Property – Earn 10,000 Reward Points

List and Sell Exclusively – Earn 20,000 Reward Points

Brunswick Heads 02 6685 0177

58 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS 16 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay Daily 1-1.45pm Contact Peter 0411 837 330 or Sharon 0408 659 649 26 Redgum Place, Baywood Chase Wed & Sun 2-2.45pm Contact Peter 0411 837 330 or Glen 0418 604 080 5/52 Lawson Street, Byron Bay Saturday 12-12.45pm Contact Andrew on 0421 914 054





10/64-70 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay Wed & Sat 5-5.45am Contact Sharon on 0408 659 649


1/55 Julian Rocks Drive, Sunrise Estate Saturday 11-11.45am Contact Liam on 0417 780 795


56 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay Saturday 12-12.45am Contact Liam on 0417 780 795

12 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay Saturday 11-11.45am Contact Andrew on 0421 914 054




‘Fiesta Palms’ 4/29 Lawson Street, Byron Bay INSPECT SAT 19TH & WED 23RD 12-12.30PM


Yes! Location Is Everything 2 Bedroom – Recently Renovated Kitchen Ideal For Holiday Letting & Capital Growth Realistic Vendor – Price Indication Represents Entry Level Into This Exclusive Holiday Letting Precinct


Contact Neil Cameron 0419 274 798



178 Friday Hut Road, Possum Creek

‘BAY ROYAL’ BAY STREET Luxury Appartment 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms QViews To ‘The Pass’ QDirectly Opposite Main Beach Byron Bay QTennis Court, Swimming Pool Facilities QExcellent Rental Return

Be Part Of Millionaires Row Funky 2 Bed, 2 Bath Beach House QStunning Tallow Beach At Your Door QRipe For Renovation Q736sqm Level Allotment QLarge Rear Yard, Separate Studio





Contact Tony Farrell 0417 212 692 $ 1,625,000




MAGNIFICENT BYRON HINTERLAND PROPERTY Contact Andrew Rosee 0421 914 054 $ 965,000





1 Bedroom, Fully


Resort Like Facilities In-Ground Pool And


Secure Under Cover


Easy Walk Into Town


Great Returns

Furnished Apartment

And Main Beach

2 Minutes Walk To

$ 365,000


Live In Or Holiday Let Right On Tallow Beach Q Resort Facilities, Ocean Q



Close To Town And Shops


Cul De Sac Address Very Private, Priced To

Sell Q 3 Light Filled Bedrooms Q Walking Distance To Town And Beach Q A Must To Inspect

$ 430,000 New Management of Residential Property

Earn 10,000 Reward Points

$ 1,300,000

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom + Study Q Separate Guest Quarters Q Ocean Views, DLUG Q Great Elevated Cul De Sac location Q Short Walk To Beach And Shops Q Agent Declares Interest Q

Beach Q 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Q Excellent Tenants In Place Q Quiet Cul De Sac Street Q Cathedral Ceilings Over Main Living Area

$ 560,000



Walk To Shops And

From $ 449,000





Panaramic Ocean Views Great Family Home Q5 Light Filled Bedrooms QElevated 830sqm Block QPolished Timber Floors QAbundance Of Living Q

$ 495,000

DON’T MISS THE BOAT! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

Contact Neil Cameron Floors And High Ceilings 0419 274 798 Q Wide Entertaining Decks And Theatre Room Q 12m Lap Pool, Spa And Sauna or Jon Luton Q 15mins To Byron Bay 0422 794 384

Town Q Cul De Sac Location Q Like New 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Q Torrens Title Duplex Q Live In Or Rent Out



4 Bed+ Separate Self Contained Studio Federation Home With Polished Timber


BBQ Area




$ 1,250,000


Buy Now Off The Plan 3 Bedroom, 2

Bathroom Townhouses Q Highest Quality Finishings Q Stroll To Town And Beaches

From $ 669,000

L.J.Hooker 4/31 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7300

nobody does it better


Located In Jonson


1 Bedroom Self


Live In Or Holiday


Contained Flat Rent

Small Complex Q 200 Metres To Town Q

$ 395,000 List and Sell Exclusively

Earn 20,000 Reward Points

Byron Shire Echo January 15, 2008 59

eRealty properties are also listed on



Opposite New Brighton Beach 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom beach house in a quiet seaside village where you can unwind and enjoy life’s little pleasures every day and not just on holidays. The beach is across the road, river just seconds away, and it’s only a short stroll to the general store & café. Fully fenced with rear lane access to double garage and carport, there’s also plenty of good old-fashioned yard to play in. Features include polished timber flooring and renewed cabinetry upstairs, and large family room downstairs which is ideal for guests or extended family. Properties along this strip of coastline rarely become available – inspect to discover. $945,000. Call Will Sorrell 02 6680 1594 or New Brighton 0417 653 312.

Auction! Auction! Auction! 10 Terrara Court Ocean Shores. Auction at 5pm Friday January 25th. Open house saturday 1-1.45pm or by appointment. Enormous views over the 3rd green & 4th fairway of the championship golf course! Dive into your own private in-ground swimming pool with a sense of tropicano. On a level 923sqm block & consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sunken living room & open plan dining & kitchen area. Both bathrooms have been tastefully renovated. Our vendor has committed elsewhere and must sell! Inspect today!

OP SatuEN HO rday USE 1-3p m

Acres And Income

‘Breeze’ At Brunswick Heads

This is a 129 acre property which has an income of $15,000 per annum for doing nothing but allowing a neighbour to use some land. There is a 2 storey house with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, dining & verandah upstairs. Downstairs there is a large double garage, workshop plus a granny flat with a kitchen, bathroom, toilet and bedroom. Potential rental on the house is $600 per week and with the other income from the land thats a total of $900 per week. All this and only 5 minutes from Byron Bay. For information or to arrange an inspection please contact Neil Cameron on 0419 274 798 or Peter Yopp on 0411 837 330. Byron Bay

Semi Rural Luxury Property Situated on twelve acres (8 acres cleared, 4 acres with rainforest), this luxury property is 15 mins from Byron Bay and 5 mins from Mullumbimby. It has established gardens and trees, with 186 macadamias, 18 mango trees, assorted citrus, lychee, finger limes and plum. There is a bore with a computerised sprinkler system and 16,000 gallon inground water storage tanks. Professionally landscaped gardens and a 12m x 4.5m inground saltwater pool enhance a modern 380sqm double brick rendered home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 large living areas 2 fireplaces, 1 office and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Also a double carport plus double garage/workshop with phone. View at Phone Barry 0412 524 524


‘ ‘Breeze” Cnr Booyun & Tweed Sts, Brunswick Heads. Inspect Sunday 1-3pm. These ten double story dwellings are located in downtown Brunswick Heads within an easy walk to the beach, river, local shops and the famous hotel. The houses have timber floors, large decks and are open plan designs with light filled balconies. A combination of modern materials have been used to bring an ‘architectural feel’ to the site. There are nine homes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and one single bedroom, two bathroom home. Agent declares interest. Price from $590,000. For further information or to arrange an inspection today please contact Glen Irwin on 0418 604 080 or Jon Luton on 0422 794 384. Byron Bay L.J Hooker Byron Bay on (02) 6685 7300.

Relaxed Byron Bay Lifestyle R Ruskin Street. Prestige Position. This place has got it all! Quiet street, easy walk to main beaches, shops, schools and Byron’s many attractions. Practical and charming brick home with private patios and small enclosed north-facing private garden ideal for relaxing and entertaining. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, main ensuite. Kitchen, dining and lounge areas open onto the established low maintenance tropical garden. Easy care block. Lockup garage has space for hobbyist. Rare opportunity to buy into this sought-after Byron Bay location and lifestyle. $895,000. For further information or to arrange an inspection please phone owner, Stan Michaels on (02) 6685 6560


OPEN FOR INSPECTION Scott Harvey Real Estate p48 • Lot 1 Pacific Highway, Newrybar. Sat 11am-12pm. Byron Bay First National p50 • 1/55 Julian Rocks Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 10.30-11am. • 5 Bayfigs Place, Tyagarah. Sat 11.30am-12pm. • 56 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11.30am-12pm. • 1/60 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay. Sat 11.30am-12pm. • 71 Centennial Circuit development, Byron Bay. Sat 11.30am-12pm. • 101 Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Sat 12.30-1pm. • 11 Childe Street, Byron Bay. Sat 1.30-2pm. Red Rose p52 • 2431 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Mullumbimby. Sat 2-3pm. • 3/3 Sallywattle Drive, Suffolk Park. Sat 11am-12pm. • 215 Tyagarah Road, Myocum. Sat 12.30-1.30pm. Elders Bangalow p52-53 • 778 Binna Burra Road, Federal Sat 12-12.30pm. • 26 Boormans Road, Newrybar. Sat 12-12.30pm. Elders Byron Bay p54-55 • 9 Muskwood Place, Bangalow. Sat 2-2.45pm. • 5 Angus Place, Ewingsdale, Sat 1-1.45pm. • Lot 7 Wollumbin Street, Byron Bay. Sat 12-12.45pm. LJ Hooker Byron Bay p58 • 16 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Daily 1-1.45pm. • 26 Redgum Place, Baywood Chase. Wed & Sun 2-2.45pm. • 5/52 Lawson Street, Byron Bay. Sat 12-12.45pm. • 10/64-70 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay. Wed & Sat 5-5.45am. • 1/55 Julian Rocks Drive, Sunrise Estate. Sat 11-11.45am. • 56 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Sat 12-12.45am. • 12 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Sat 11-11.45am. LJ Hooker Byron Bay p59 • ‘Breeze” Cnr Booyun & Tweed Sts, Brunswick Heads. Sun 1-3pm. Gail Fuller Real Estate • Lot 6 Newes Road, Coorabell. Sat 2.30-3pm. LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads • 13 Short Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 11-11.30am.

AUCTIONS LJ Hooker Byron Bay p48 • 4/29 Lawson Street, Byron Bay. Auction 10am Sat Feb 9. Inspect Sat 19th & Wed 23rd 12-12.30pm. • 178 Friday Hut Road, Possum Creek. Auction 12pm Sat feb 9. Inspect Sat 2.30-3pm. Scott Harvey Real Estate p48 • 146 Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra. Auction 11am onsite Sat Jan 19. Inspect prior at 10.30am. • 103 Federal Drive, Eureka. Auction onsite Sat Feb 16. Ed Silk Real Estate p50 • Beachwood, Suffolk Park. Auction Sat Jan 19. Elders Bangalow p52-53 • Lot 10 Federal Drive, Federal. Auction Feb 14. Inspect Sat 1-1.30pm. • 7 Goninan Place, Possum Creek. Auction Mar 13. Inspect Thu 2-2.30pm. • Follow signs off 213 Coorabell Road, Coorabell. Auction Feb 14. Inpect Sat 12-12.30pm. • 146 Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra. Auction 11am this Sat Jan 19. • 143 Whian Road, Eureka. Auction Feb 14. Inspect Sat 1-1.30pm. • 21 Rankin Drive, Bangalow. Auction Feb 14. Inspect Sat 1-1.30pm. • 129 Goonengerry Road, Goonengerry. Auction Feb 14. Inspect 1-1.30pm. LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads p57 • 96 Stockroute Road, Billinudgel. Auction 11.30am Feb 2 at Brunswick Heads Ex-Serviceman’s Club. Inspect Sat 12-12.30pm. LJ Hooker Byron Bay p58 • 4/29 Lawson Street, Byron Bay. Auction 10am Sat Feb 9 in Office. Inspect Sat 19 & Wed 23, 12-12.30pm. • 178 Friday Hut Road, Possum Creek. Auction 10am Sat Feb 9 in office. Inspect Sat 2.30-3pm. PRD Nationwide p59 • 10 Terrara Court Ocean Shores. Auction 5pm Fri Jan 25. Inspect Sat 1-1.45pm.

Perfect Location Three dwellings, all council approved, on 6.8 acres of beautiful useable land! Only 10mins to Byron and Mullum, and 5mins to the beach!!! One house is brick and tile with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge verandah and double garage. There are also two spacious, open-plan cottages with polished wooden floors and truly generous verandahs with fantastic north-east facing rural views. This property also has a seasonal creek, bore, and rainwater tanks. This unique property is for private sale for $950,000. Contact Georg or Georgia for further information on 6684 8046.

$ 950,000

60 January 15, 2008 Byron Shire Echo


John Dahlsen

Seascapes & Landscapes

Updating a famous Da Vinci painting is a favourite of artists. This longboard known as ‘The Last Surfer’ is a collaborative effort by Byron locals Piers Martin, Potts and Anne Leon. It is on display at Island Luxe, Bangalow. For all enquiries phone 6680 7088.

It’s been a very sad time in terms of the tragic passing of local identities – one gone in a car crash, another in an altercation, a third caught in the flood. It reminds us of the fragility of life and how easy it is to make a fatal mistake or get involved in one. Please be careful out there, people. QQQQ Open studio exhibition of recent works Good news followed our story on the toddler who For Forappoin appoinments tments call: 0411-705 313 almost drowned in a drain at Ocean Shores. By Monday afternoon last week Abig‘WE’VE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME’ roup had a fence in place. QQQQ $495,000 BAYSIDE BRUNSWICK HEADS What is it about north coast • Rendered 3 bedroom home • Fully tiled, open plan design locals that they feature so • Raked ceilings, light & airy heavily in the drink driving • Covered outdoor entertaining records? Are Baby Boomers 2 • Single garage, fenced 600m unable to cope with the pres• Great yard, room for a pool • Approx 5 min drive to surf sure of living in paradise, or OCEAN & HINTERLAND VIEW

do our roads drive us to drink? QQQQ There is quite a business in debunking the evidence of global warming, in some instances paid for by the petrochemical industry, and consequently quite a response in the debunking of the debunking. See more about the PR spin at www.desmogblog. com. ‘Energy-industry contrarians are trying to confuse the public, to forestall individual and political actions that might cut into exorbitant coal, oil and gas industry profits,’ says the site. QQQQ It was our fault last week that Tom Tabart’s letter referred to ‘ordinance’ – a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority –


• Rare large vacant land parcel • Central Ocean Shores position • View to ocean & hinterland • Approx 1435m2, EW aspect • Elevated site, ready to build • Dual occupancy potential(stca) • Approx 3 min drive to beaches

refund from the Tax Office. The email is similar to previous scams from March, June and October last year which fraudulently uses the Tax Office logo and the words ‘Australian Taxation Office – Notification’ or ‘Australian Taxation Office – Please Read This’ in the subject line. The Tax Office says it will never send emails to people asking them to provide personal information including credit card details.

Tuckaroo Temple – Local Landmark Property Main home complete with 5 bed, each with own ensuite. Eclectic mix of 100yr old timber farmhouse constructed of native hardwoods. Refreshing spa built into the deck reflects a modern touch. Potential for health retreat or eco tourism (STCA). Several outbuildings: Japanese inspired studio, hay bales & colorbond shed. One of the largest acreages available on 133 acres of rainforest & grassland, ideally situated 30 mins to Byron Bay, and central to Minyon Falls. $1.29M neg.

Federal Charmer 2 storey, 2 bed, 2 bathroom home enjoys an elevated position. Ideal spot to sit on wide timber decks and soak up captivating mountain views. Features an additional 1 bed, 1 bathroom studio, 10 acres ideal for horse or ponies, or just enjoy the parklike feel of the acreage. Large spring fed dam and opportunity to expand the existing home. Current DA approval to add an additional 2 bedrooms and garages. Situated just a few minutes drive to the charming village of Federal. Wonderful opportunity for someone seeking a gorgeous acreage, mountain views and permanent water. $1.2M neg.



rather than ‘ordnance’ – military weapons, ammunition, and equipment used in connection with them. As a former soldier, Cr Tabart knows the difference. We have been put on KP as punishment. QQQQ The Echo has been getting spam purporting to be from the Australian Tax Office, so we thought we should tell locals: The Tax Office is again warning people about a fraudulent email being circulated that claims to offer a

• 3 bedroom brick/tile home • New upmarket kitchen • Undercover entertaining area • Quiet location in good street • Large 923m2, room for pool • Single garage,internal access • 2 min drive to shops & beach

AFTER HOURS WILL SORRELL 0417 653 312 MARK LYCOS 0438 680 250


Phone Sally Marshall from Owner Property Group today on 0404 471 548 for more information.


6680 1594

Surfing is not advised for cattle. Craig Evans sent us this image of a steer which tried to hang eight during the flood.

1300 72 38 72

10/58 ARMSTRONG STREET, SUFFOLK PARK BEACHSIDE BEAUTY • Beachside Suffolk unit in great position • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms • Gated complex for security • Walk to beach & shops • Can be used as a residence or holiday letting investment • Large pool in complex




6 ROSES ROAD, FEDERAL BEST VALUE IN FEDERAL • 1¼ acres in Federal village • Private outlook with rural views • Pool & observation deck • Separate studio • Orchard and lush gardens • Large outdoor living areas



For Sale: $929,000 Rob Nedwich 0411 285 533

6685 6588



The Natural Sleep Centre


For Sale: $495,000 Rob Nedwich 0411 285 533



Satu PEN rday HOU 11-1 SE 1.45 am

Manufacturing quality (since 1981) 100% natural latex mattresses Quality futon mattresses (cotton, wool, foam core) Oak bedframes Importers of timber bedframes, sofabeds and contemporary furniture All bedding accessories: natural pillows, bolsters, floor cushions, 100% cotton bedlinen, mozzie nets, blinds, lighting and more Buy direct


5 1. Lumis Shelves available horizontal or vertical in oak or wenge finish were $795 now $695 2. Canyon Sofa was $922 now $822 3. Sam+HB Bedframe was $529 now $479 (Queen) 4. Oasis Oak Bedframe $995



5. Citana Bed Frame with birch posture slats. Q now $559 Save $100 6. Rio Sofabed $695 (Double) Single and Queen available 7. Luna Highfoot was $829 now $759 (Queen)

1/35 Banksia Drive Byron Industrial Estate 6685 6722

Byron Shire Echo – Issue 22.31 – 15/01/2008  

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