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Locals commemorate Anzac Day in poetry and memory

Top left: Though the main Mullumbimby Anzac Day address was delivered by Mullumbimby Bloke, Ray Essery, he then introduced Ocean Shores storyteller Dean Travaskis. Dean recited a poem dedicated to his grandfather Hec Hetherington after

he had retraced Hec’s war time steps on the Kokoda Track. Called ‘ The Power of Kokoda’ Mr Travaskis’ words moved the assembled crowd, as it obviously had the judges of Tamworth’s Blackened Billy Bush Poetry competition

who awarded him ďŹ rst prize this year. Top right: Frank (Franny) Mills and John Maslen remember the friendships and the hardships of war after the Brunswick Heads dawn service. In July Mr Mills will travel to Canberra to

meet Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as part of the 60th anniversary of the Australian Armed Forces (then known as the CMF). Franny was the ďŹ rst volunteer from this region to sign up in 1948. Photos Jeff Dawson

Writers’ centre funding under threat Jann Gilbert A review of Arts NSW Cultural Grants Program funding may have significant ramiďŹ cations for the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre (NRWC). In September 2007, NSW Minister for the Arts, Frank Sartor, commissioned an independent review of the program, although Byron Writers’ Centre Director Jeni CafďŹ n and her counterpart at Lismore, Lois Randall, say they received no notiďŹ cation of the review. ‘I actually found the review by accident,’ says Jeni. ‘I was going to the Arts NSW website and I saw this hot news item, “Arts NSW to strengthen cultural grants programâ€?, and I thought, great, more money in the pot!’

Unfortunately Arts NSW’s deďŹ nition of strengthening the cultural grants program did not include more funding for regional writers’ centres. On the contrary, one of the ďŹ ndings of the review states that ‘consideration should be given to ceasing to fund the smaller NSW Writers Centres or devolving them to local government.’ The relevant recommendation is that ‘funding for regional Writers Centres be reviewed and that better outcomes may be achieved by addressing the needs of regional writers online.’ More remote-control government from Macquarie Street. ‘The only stated exemption to this is Varuna, which is the Blue Mountains writers centre,’ says Jeni. ‘One of

the people commissioned by Frank Sartor to perform this review is Sandra Yates, who is named as Director of the Sydney Writers Festival, but it’s not mentioned that she’s also on the Board of Varuna. I just think this is very wrong. It’s such a Sydney-centric review, as though culture stops at the Harbour Bridge. I thought we’d moved beyond that but apparently now funding stops there too.’ Similarly consultation, regional interests, past performance and a host of other democratic rights stop there also. ‘They haven’t even spoken to their own regional body, Arts Northern Rivers,’ says Jeni. ‘There’s no analysis; it’s all supposition, hearsay and opinion. There’s actually no

deep analysis at all.’ In fact, Jeni believes the recommendations in the review directly contradict the NSW State Plan, which is supposedly about building audiences and cultural pathways, and supporting regional arts programs. The NRWC plays a valuable role in the community and one of the most puzzling elements of the review is, of all the funding cuts that might be oated, why writers’ centres? ‘There’s no mention of anything other than writers’ centres,’ says Jeni. ‘It just seems so bizarre and inaccurate. It mentions what a marvellous job the Australian Writers’ Centre is doing with online services but noone’s ever heard of it. It doesn’t exist.’

The current grant funding represents less than 10% of the Centre’s total turnover but it is an essential component of its sustainability. Like other smaller arts bodies, the funds are used to pay staff wages and administration costs. And, as Jeni points out, the cuts in funding will also affect other regional arts bodies such as Screenworks. Arts NSW maintains that the review is just that, however, it’s difďŹ cult to believe given that Sartor has endorsed the ďŹ ndings and writers’ centres across NSW have been put on notice that 2008 is a ‘transition’ year. Presumably this means a transition to no funding. The NRWC has created a submission and enlisted the support of local members

Don Page and Janelle SafďŹ n to plead the case for writers’ centres. ‘The problem is, we don’t know whether it’s already happened,’ says Jeni. ‘We don’t know whether we’re going to have funding next year or not. As far as this Sydney-centric report is concerned, regional equals marginal.’ You can help the NRWC campaign by writing to the Director General of the Department of Arts Sport and Recreation, Ms Carol Mills, at au putting Ms Mills’ name in the subject line. Your voice is essential to ensure continued funding of the Centre as a valuable, and hitherto healthy, expression of arts and culture in the Shire.

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Posing, from left, are artist and comedian Mandy Nolan, Dee Tipping from FEHVA, and Byron Bay Writers Festival director Jeni CafďŹ n, not to mention Elvis the dog. The girls donned their pinnies and lippie to promote the FEHVA session sponsored by writers festival titled ‘ Once Upon a Picture’, in which Ms CafďŹ n will have a cuppa and a chat on Saturday May 31 with artist and author Sally Swain. Sally’s book Great Housewives of Art sold thousands and became an international bestseller. Her other picture books include Great Housewives of Art Revisited, Oh My Goddess and Once Upon A Picture. Sally will talk about her own journey as an artist and the rollercoaster ride of a book achieving big international success. Sally has kindly offered up several limited edition prints of images from her Great Housewives of Art series for

the FEHVA art auction and sale – you can see them in the gallery. As a panelist in the FEHVA ďŹ nale ‘The Struggle to Create’, Sally will talk about nurturing the creative spirit through good times and bad. Ms Tipping also wanted to remind artists that if you

wanted to put down the feather duster, shelve the chainsaw and pick up the paintbrush for a day there are still spaces left for those wanting to paint Mandy Nolan or depict artist Ken Johnson who will be freshly returned from a trip to Syria. FEHVA early bird dis-

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Ray Darney has conďŹ rmed his attendance. Suffolk Park Progress Association President Bernie Petry believes that it’s in the interests of all residents to attend the meeting. ‘The future of our village is being decided right now so have your say before it’s too late,’ says Bernie. ‘The

recent saga of the Mullumbimby Woolworths development should be a lesson for all of us. We need to vigilant from the very start or we face a serious erosion of our quality of life in Suffolk Park.’ Enquiries to 6685 3565 or

Council greenhouse action strategy changes go on exhibition Recently Byron Shire Council adopted a revision of its Greenhouse Action Strategy for public exhibition. The 2008 Greenhouse Action Strategy is designed to guide Council and the wider Byron Shire community in implementing practical actions to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions. Council’s Sustainability OfďŹ cer, Graeme Williams, said it was important to

review the original 2004 Greenhouse Action Strategy, as ‘our whole understanding of climate change is moving at a rapid rate and Council needs to keep pace with all opportunities to reduce greenhouse emissions’. Byron Shire Mayor, Jan Barham said Council has already begun implementing actions contained in the 2008 Greenhouse Action Strategy.

‘I’m pleased to announce that Council is about to launch a Community Solar Hot Water Heating Campaign. The campaign will feature discounts worth hundreds of dollars for Byron Shire residents to switch from electric to greenhouse friendly, solar hot water heating systems – making reducing our environmental impact more affordable than ever,’ she said.

For more information on the campaign, visit www. The 2008 Greenhouse Action Strategy can be viewed on Council’s website at PublicExhibition or at any library in the Shire. Submissions close Thursday May 22. For more information, contact Graeme Williams on 6626 7305.

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Scott Longden and Colin George with the painting Gordon Syron has donated to the Fatherhood Festival. Photo Jeff Dawson

Paintings are the new investor’s choice, Aboriginal paintings are the most sought after, and Gordon Syron is a foremost contemporary Aboriginal painter. His most famous painting, Judgement by his peers, is valued in excess of $1 million. However, Echo readers have the opportunity to bid online (info@father-

HOODCOMAU ORBYPHONE FOR THE HUGE NEW WORK  METRES wide) pictured above. Proceeds will go to furthering the work of the Fatherhood project whose community progras include Expectant and New Dads, The Fatherhood Festival, Dads and Kids Play groups and activities which engage fathers in their children’s lives.

Organiser Colin George says, ‘The research is clear – actively engaged fathers means less child abuse and better social, academic and emotional outcomes.’ The Fatherhood Project is interested in hearing from those who wish to volunteer their organisational expertise. 0HONEFORMOREDETAILS





Byron Shire Council has voted to join other local councils across the state in calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into the NSW State government’s ‘pro-developer’ laws. Mayor Jan Barham said the draft planning changes will have serious implications for the community. ‘The State’s pro-developer laws are taking control away from local communities, which is why we’re calling for a freeze on the implementation of the changes as well as a Parliamentary Inquiry,’ Cr Barham said in a press release on Monday. ‘These laws will not only add more layers of red tape and cost ratepayers millions of dollars to implement, but they will also impact on councils’ ability to collect contributions from developers to provide crucial services. ‘As a result, rates and


pro-development laws.’ Council’s acting general manager and planning director Ray Darney said that while Council agreed with a philosophy to improve the planning system, all the Minister’s proposals do is make it more complex, while at the same time taking away citizens’ rights. Mr Darney said that primarily the system had become too complex by successive amendments over the past 15 years to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, which was gazetted in 1979. ‘The Department of Planning over the years had caused simple legislation to become too complex, to the stage that most citizens found they needed support from planning consultants to assist them through the process of making an application,’ Mr Darney said.

Some of the major concerns that Council has with the proposals include: sTHELOSSOFRIGHTSOFCITIzens to object to many developments including dwellings erected upon adjacent lands which might affect views, privacy or sunlight; s THE INCREASED POWERS being granted to private certiďŹ ers; s THE PROPOSAL THAT -R Sartor or other authorities can make local environmental plans in any shire within the state; and sLOSSOF3ECTIONCONTRIbutions from developers to enable councils to upgrade facilities due to growth. Mr Darney said that while Council had submitted an urgent response to the Minister’s proposals, he had no high hopes that submissions made by local government would hold much weight with the Minister. â– Comment, Page 10

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Whale’s tale in visual petition

New song, dance and music program at Byron YAC A new, free, music and dance program for autumn/ winter music is being launched for all young people 12-25 at the ByronYouth Activity Centre. TheYAC program, funded by Byron Shire Council, includes MC workshops from MC Ms Exotic, and hip-hop dance workshops from the North Coast Hip Hop School’s Dani and her crew, an extension of the DJ workshops from DJ Jackie Onassid. On Wednesdays 5pm7pm, BYS’s mentoring has begun the 2008 incarnation of the Riff music program the ‘Riff Jam Sessions’. Facilitated by local musician Nick Edin, the jam sessions are an opportunity for musicians aged 13- 24 to meet weekly to hang out and play music together – bring your own instruments and ideas, singers are also welcome. For more information on the Riff program contact Rosalie on 6685 7777 ext 4 and for all other inquiries contact Belle on 6685 5775. Don’t be shy, get involved, have a go and make the most of these fantastic free opportunities.

Towards the end of last year the locally based NGO, Surfers for Cetaceans (S4C), launched a petition with a difference called Since its inception, almost 5000 people from all around the world have uploaded a ‘petition photo’ to the site of themselves holding up an image of a whale or dolphin. The Visual Petition has received photos from people in all walks of life – young surfers on a beach in Portugal, 16 cops in a police department in California, families from the Czech Republic and students in China, as well as the likes of Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Michael Franti, Darryl Hannah, Ben Harper, Danny Wills, Captain Paul Watson and Dave Rastovich. Now S4C plans to present the Visual Petition on a 12 metre banner at the IWC60 meeting in Santiago in Chile in late June.

Leading up to this event, Dave Rastovich, local artist Howie Cooke and the S4C crew will travel up and down the Chilean coast, meeting with local surfers, school kids, artists, fishermen and marine scientists to exchange ideas on marine conservation and cetacean protection. Through these meetings S4C will also promote the Humpback Icon project along the Chile coastal community. Specific painting, mural and sculpture projects will take place (and in some places are already under way) in a cultural exchange celebrating our connection with the ocean and marine mammals. Surfers for Cetaceans invites everyone to visit and add their photo to and welcomes any sponsorship and support to enable S4C to get to Chile in support of whales and dolphins.

Business support groups merge Recently two local not for profit organisations, BETC and TETC, merged to form NORTEC (Northern Rivers Training and Employment Centre). NORTEC now has offices throughout the region from which they run a variety of programs connected to the Job Network and business incubators in Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Ballina and soon in Lismore. Paul Jameson, Business Incubator Manager for NORTEC, said ‘We believe

that there are great opportunities for our local businesses in the areas of clean energy and environmental technologies and we certainly have a lot of enthusiasm, expertise and ideas. ‘Networking on an international level is really important in these cutting edge industries and we are now forming a global network of like minded Business Incubators: Gabiceet, The Global Alliance of Business Incubators in Clean Energy and Environmental Technolo-

gies. With members from around the world including in North America, India, China and Europe our focus will be on sharing information and technology to identify opportunities that we can exploit at the local level.’ Paul Jameson says he is always interested to talk to early stage businesses that may be suitable for the NORTEC Business Incubators. He can be contacted on 0408 866 651 or


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Training day for wildlife carers People who are interested in the care and conservation of local wildlife are encouraged to attend an upcoming training day being organised by Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers. On average Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers rescue 1,500 native animals a year and respond to 2,500 calls for advice and information. Many of the animals rescued are victims of increasing development and loss of habitat. ‘Although development continues in the Northern Rivers, there are simple things everyone can do to ensure the survival of our native animals,’ says spokesperson Cheryl Cochran. ‘That is what our upcoming training day is all about – how we can live in harmony with local wildlife. We also explain the hands-on role Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers has in achieving that.’ Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers is a local, independ-

Christopher the koala in rehab with the wildlife carers.

ent network of trained volunteers who are licensed to rescue, rehabilitate and release native wildlife. Established in 1992 the Northern

Rivers Wildlife Carers is licensed to care for native animals across one of the largest areas in the state: from Ocean Shores in the

north to New Italy in the south, from Byron Bay in the east to Tabulam in the west. Local Ballina carer Angela Parr says she’s been bringing home injured wildlife since she was a child. ‘I remember being out riding and ďŹ nding an injured bird. I tucked it inside my shirt and rode home. Sadly, back then there were no wildlife rescue organisations to consult, and the bird died. ‘How different today. Through training with the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers I have successfully released many creatures back into the wild. The most unusual was a large male echidna which had become firmly wedged in the sump pit at the Ballina bus depot.’ The training day will be held on Saturday May 3 at McLeans Ridge Hall, 9am4pm, and costs $20, which includes a year’s membership. To book or for further information please ring Jo after 9am on 6624 7778.


What influences our children the most? What has more influence over our children: Paris Hilton, The Simpsons, Facebook, mobile phones, trendy brands, sexy media messages... or you? That is one of the questions that will be explored by Associate Professor Karen Brooks at a public lecture at Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus on April 30. Professor Brooks, pictured, who took up an appointment in the media department in SCU’s School of Arts and Social Sciences at the start of the year, has recently released a book Consuming Innocence: Popular Culture and Our Children. In the book, she explores the complex relationship that tots, tweens and teens, never mind adults, have with popular culture. She considers the roles popular culture and, more importantly, parents, play in creating children’s ideas of themselves and the world they live in. Her book questions the involvement of corporations that target kids and promote sexuality, and the messages and values the other media surrounding them are imparting. Professor Brooks said the recent cases of cyber and real world bullying, where kids, desperate to become ‘cewebrities’ (a cross between celebrities and the web), upload footage of themselves beating another young person or use their mobile phones to film fights and

sexual exploits, had parents and teachers reeling. ‘We live in a world where we assume we have no control over the media, popular culture or the technologies that our kids are readily accessing and seem to be born using, but this isn’t true,’ Professor Brooks said. ‘My talk will discuss the changes in society brought about through digital technology and popular culture and our kids’ consumption of these things and examine the impact they’re all having on young people, families and communities and what we, as adults, can do about this.’ Professor Brooks has a national and international reputation in the area of popular culture and is a regular commentator in the media. The public lecture will be held at the Whitebrook Theatre, Southern Cross University Lismore campus at 7pm. For information contact Wendy Broome on 6620 3125.

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Santos adopts new ethical labelling

ing in what is becoming the future direction of conscious New Brighton consuming.’ Farmers Market every Tuesday According to Ms SumMarkets mers, the criteria include Brunswick, Bangalow, Mullumbimby and Channon whether or not the product is genetically modified, We grow bulk for farmers organic or biodynamic, its biodegradability, packaging, 02 6684 1924 health merits, business conFor more information visit duct and the distance taken to arrive on the shelf. The audit has also We Focus on You and Your Business unearthed questionable Accounting industry standards which Bookkeeping have in turn lead to better Coaching choices. According to Ms Strategic Summers, ‘Products conManagement taining palm oil must use Marketing ethically derived palm oil that is certified organic, as Employee Business Management the ethical status of “susSpecialists tainable palm oil” certifiers Business specialists coaching and is industry funded and dubimentoring new and established businesses ous. A stamp for “sustaina- Admin 0434 578 836 email ble” costs about $2000.’ w w w . ca m o t i vat i o n s . c o m . a u ‘We’re throwing down the green gauntlet for what is fast becoming a very important issue – just what are we buying?’ she says.  Ê/ ‘If you care about how long the product took to arrive here, whether chemiAndy Jenkins BSc. cals were used, and what effect this has on the planet UÊ}i˜Ìi]ÊivviV̈ÛiÊ«œ`ˆ>ÌÀÞÊ at a micro and macro level, Uʈ˜}ÀœÜ˜Ê̜i˜>ˆÃÊUʜÀ̅œÌˆVÃÊ educating oneself on this UʅiiÊEÊ>ÀV…Ê«>ˆ˜ÊUʎ˜ii]ʅˆ«ÊEÊL>VŽÊ«>ˆ˜ topic is essential.’ To suggest product lines Holdsworth House Medical Practice or find out more call Santos 37 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay 02 6680 7211 on 6684 3773. NASAA No. 2516M

Story & photo Hans Lovejoy It’s not enough these days to just know the ingredients in the products you are buying – where was it made, how many kilometres did it take to arrive, and whether it is organic is all now important information that help us make better choices. If you lead a busy life yet want to make informed choices about your shopping, Santos in Mullumbimby and Byron Bay have now made that decision easier. They are in the process of labelling their product lines with this information, and taking stock off the shelf that does not meet their own ethics charter. ‘Part of the process is contacting the supplier and company to advise that their product doesn’t meet our standards in the hope of influencing change,’ Lani Summers of Santos told The Echo. ‘A label is also in place to inform the public that the product has been removed and an alternative is suggested.’ While the ethical audit is time consuming, Santos is hoping that the public can also make their own suggestions. ‘It’s information sharing,’ says Ms Summers. ‘The public may be able to garner relevant product informa-

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Bec Talbot of Santos with one of the new labels.

tion where we have been unable to do so, and recommend more ethical replacement products to ones we choose to remove.

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Church stages concert to restore organ Story & photo Lou Beaumont On Sunday May 4, St Martins Anglican Church in Mullumbimby will be launching the Musical Friends of St Martins group with their ďŹ rst concert fundraiser. Musical Friends of St Martins is an evolution of the St Martins Organ fundraising committee and will focus on promoting musical events at the church venue, providing diverse musical entertainment to the Shire while raising funds for church and pipe organ maintenance. Bishop Keith Slater from the Grafton Diocese (from Port Macquarie to Tweed Heads) will be in Mullumbimby to ofďŹ cially launch the fundraising group at the concert. Father Ben Gilmour of St Martins told The Echo, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The idea is that the Musical Friends of our church will receive mailouts and discounts at concerts and events in exchange for subscription. We have some seriously talented musicians who give up their time to play at these concerts, so with six concerts already on the calendar it looks like a great year ahead.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The organ within St Martins is the only public pipe organ in the Shire. Anne Wareing, who will be

Organist Anne Wareing with Father Ben Gilmour inside St Martins Anglican Church.

playing the organ as part of the launch concert, said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The parish gave me a scholarship to learn the organ. So in exchange for a weekly lesson I play once a month at service. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lovely that they believe me ready to play at the concert too.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The St Martins Organ Committee invites all inter-

ested members of the community to become â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Musical Friends of St Martinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to help in the restoration and maintenance of the instrument. The launch concert will be held at the church in Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, on Sunday May 4 at 1pm. Other concerts to follow are the Kids Concert on June

29, the Hymn Fest on August 24, a trivia event to be scheduled, a Spring Concert on September 21 and Christmas Nine Lessons and Carols in December. Membership is $20 per household. Call 6684 3552 or visit and follow the links.

Council offers funds to community groups Byron Shire Council is inviting community organisations or persons to apply for Section 356 donations to be granted for the 2008/2009

financial year. Donations may assist in the provision of services and facilities for the beneďŹ t of residents, or may assist eligible private groups

or persons achieve their objectives. For further information, contact Anne McLean on 6685 9340.

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Ocean Shores under Council spotlight Michael McDonald With an election shaping up and issues surrounding Ocean Shores facilities still unresolved since promises made for the polls in March 2004, Byron Shire Councillors are focusing their minds on getting outcomes on sportsďŹ elds and the legendary Roundhouse site. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cynical view, I know, but you could be forgiven for thinking the September 13 election deadline is fuelling councillorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns. Whatever the motives, there was a surprisingly unanimous vote on sportsďŹ elds which bodes some good for the Ocean Shores community. Last Thursday Council voted 8-0, Crs Tucker and Kestle absent, to put the Northern Shire Sporting Fields Strategy on public exhibition for 28 days. The strategy looks at providing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;significantly expanded facilities in the northern and southern parts of the study area: ie, at New Brighton and at Stan Thompson Oval, Brunswick Headsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Council will also look at possible sports facilities at Waterlily Park, Ocean Shores, and South Golden Beach following suggestions during public access from Ray Ellis, on this occasion representing the local basketball and netball associations. Mr Ellis envisaged two hard surface courts and a grass court at Waterlily Park and a skate park and a BMX track next to the South Golden Beach community centre. Whether or not Ocean Shores folk will now lay to rest the spectre of sportsďŹ elds at Lot 107 Shara Boulevarde, North Ocean Shores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now subsumed into the surrounding nature reserve â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is debatable. There is a lot of

Flags and cricket stumps at Roundhouse site during a 2003 Aboriginal protest.

political mileage to be made in dredging up the past, even at the expense of present offers on the table.

Roundhouse saga Talking of the past, Cr Richard Staplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempt to have Council investigate the option of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;establishing a Council-owned aged-care facility at the Roundhouse siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; went down 6-2, only Cr Tabart offering support. Most councillors thought it an impractical site for an aged care facility and wanted to go ahead with the 11 lot residential subdivision on which Council has already spent $50,000 to $100,000 in development costs. Without regurgitating too much of a long and acrimonious history, the Roundhouse site â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on the top of the highest hill off Orana Road and adjoining the country club â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has cost Council a motza in purchase and court costs and the object of a 2004 resolution (based on a 2001 DA consent!) to subdivide and sell was to recoup some of the cost for the Byron Shire ratepayers. According to the Roundhouse Report of April 1994, the former owners of the Roundhouse received $1,165,708 in compensation for the

loss of opportunity for developing the site, plus $107,134 interest, plus $136,728 towards legal costs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a total of $1,409,565.25. Council had spent about $4m at the time ďŹ ghting that judgement. Once Council was forced to compulsorily acquire the site, the preferred option from community consultation in the 1990s was to use the land for a retirement home. A submission was made to the federal government for funds, but without success. Cr Staples, who was a councillor at that time, said last week, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I never had the option of aged care put before meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. I recall both the consultation and the funding application being public knowledge. Moves to block the Roundhouse site sale because of perceived Aboriginal heritage values date back to at least 2003. Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consultant archaeologist Jacqueline Collins told Council in a March 2003 report that, while there is no legal impediment to the development of the site, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the risk remains that protected archaeological materials may be unearthed during development. In the event that any such materials are recognised, development work must stop immediately and management advice sought from NPWS.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The saga is not likely to end yet. At the next meeting Cr Jan Mangleson may table a notice of motion to put the Roundhouse site development on hold â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;until the community is consultedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

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Upgrade of the Sewage System for Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads Environmental rehabilitation

tProviding habitats and corridors for local fauna including koalas, swamp wallabies, bandicoots, honeyeaters, owls and sacred kingfishers. tTrapping sediment and reducing erosion which will improve and protect water quality. tCleaning up the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide a dangerous greenhouse gas.

The Brunswick Valley Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) will be located on cleared grazing land adjacent to areas of High Conservation value vegetation and fisheries habitat. The area contains valuable terrestrial and aquatic habitats that form part of the wildlife corridor that traverses the site; Byron Shire Council is regenerating these areas to return them to pre disturbance condition. Riparian restoration works will contribute to improved water quality; aquatic ecosystem and fish habitat within the Brunswick River. Presently the riparian zone (river bank) is suffering from impacts such as: t6ODPOUSPMMFEDBUUMFBDDFTT t4FWFSFFSPTJPOPGSJWFSBOETUSFBNCBOLT t%FDMJOFPGSJWFSCBOLWFHFUBUJPO t8FFEJOGFTUBUJPOT Council has commenced a range of environmental rehabilitation works to restore and enhance the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biodiversity values including:

More tree planting days including koala feed tree planting are planned.

Future works Byron Shire Council will conduct ongoing management and monitoring of all the work completed so far. This will include ongoing weed management, regrowth monitoring and water quality testing. 8JOUFSPGXJMMTFF t5IF DPOTUSVDUJPO PG OFX DBVTFXBZT UIBU XJMM reintroduce tidal inundation to the western oxbow. This will help restore natural flows in the oxbow and help to improve its water quality. t 3FPQFOJOH PG ĂśTI IBCJUBU JO TBMU NBSTI BSFBT Community tree planting These were lost when the oxbows were artifiA recent day held at the site saw approx 500 cially disconnected from the Brunswick River in trees planted by members from the community. the early 1900s. A range of species were planted including hoop t3JWFS CBOL TUBCJMJTBUJPO BOE SFIBCJMJUBUJPO pine, tallowwood, lily pilly, swamp she-oak. works at eroded river bank sites. Planting these trees will benefit the environment by: Ecologically sustainable

tInstalling 4.5km of riparian fencing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to protect the river banks from erosion through cattle trampling. tProducing a koala management plan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to protect the koala population and enhance habitat. t300 hours of bush regeneration activities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; removing weed species and restoring native tImproving fisheries habitat by shading the seedlings. tTree planting of approximately 11,000 trees saltmarsh that is used as a fish nursery. to date along denuded sections of the Bruns- tEncouraging the growth of the saltmarsh which is an endangered ecological community. wick river bank and salt marsh areas.

The new Brunswick Valley STP will ultimately manage sewage in an ecological sustainable way whilst minimising the impacts of the development on the environment.

The new STP is designed to: t.FFU UIF OFFET BOE FYQFDUBUJPOT PG FYJTUJOH and future communities. t1SPUFDUQVCMJDIFBMUI t1SPWJEFBOFX451BOEQVNQTUBUJPOTUIBUXJMM be designed to cope with projected population growth and tourism, and also minimise overflows to the river. t6UJMJTFNPEFSODVSSFOUUFDIOPMPHZGPSTFXBHF management to create a high standard of effluent. t.BYJNJTFSFVTFPQQPSUVOJUJFTPGCJPTPMJETBOE FĂľ VFOUBOEBJNGPSHSFBUFSUIBOSFDZDMJOH for irrigation in dry weather. t*NQSPWF#SVOTXJDL3JWFSIFBMUICZFMJNJOBUJOH discharges from the outdated Brunswick and Mullumbimby sewage treatment plants and by diverting dry weather discharges from the Ocean Shores Sewage treatment plant towards beneficial rural reuse in the Brunswick valley. t&OIBODFCJPEJWFSTJUZWBMVFTJOBOEBSPVOEUIFTJUF The STP is the result of ten years of planning and development and has had extensive community consultation throughout. The STP will ultimately mean better wastewater management practices in the Mullumbimby and Brunswick area a and improved water quality Brunswick River estuary. in the B For further information contact Phil Warner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Director Water and Recycling Management Services 6626 7081 Ma or call the HOTLINE 6626 7321

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Will Swan ruffle feathers budgetwise? Vol 22 #46

April 29, 2008

Property rights jeopardy It would be fair to say local councils have been at war with state government to some degree or another ever since their inception. They lead a precarious existence, dependent on funds from a miser constantly annoyed by them. Current planning minister Frank Sartor has taken annoyance with councils to an art form. It is not explicitly the intention of his proposed changes to the planning system – see the draft exposure bill at www.planning.nsw. – but pissing off mayors is probably a bonus. There has been a lot of excitement around these latest reforms and current planning scandals, with Sartor hosing down any suggestions he might not have the purest motives in mind. Some local government response has bordered on melodrama, and even the ABC’s normally sensible Quentin Dempster was trying to find a smoking gun in written comments by Sartor when they carried little import at all. However, hype aside, there are genuine concerns about the planning powers the minister is amassing to himself, as though he doesn’t have enough already. Of particular concern is a rejig of compulsory acquisition law, so the state government can then sell on the family home to developers for their projects. Already governments have the power to compulsorily acquire property for public works projects, such as a highway – the folks at Ocean Shores know all about that. But to acquire private land for the benefit of property developers smacks of robber baron mentality and would leave the state government open to allegations of corruption and collusion – even more so than now. Sartor’s attempts to reassure the ‘mums and dads’ have been singularly unsuccessful. SMH reports: ‘Homeowners will not lose their property to developers under proposed compulsory acquisition laws, unless an urban renewal project is in the works, NSW Planning Minister Frank Sartor says. ‘Mr Sartor said legislation has long existed for the government to resume land but the draft legislation will further clarify existing laws and prevent owners holding out for more money. He said a billion dollar civic project for Parramatta, in Sydney’s west, has been stalled by a number of small commercial property owners who refuse to sell up and get out. ‘”Why should we have one or two property owners standing in the way – it just seems crazy,” Mr Sartor told reporters in Sydney.’ Hardly reassuring stuff. Why should one or two property owners not stand in the way? When the power to declare a project of ‘state significance’ already rests with the Minister, what now will stop him acquiring property as if by divine right? Our bolshie council has of course joined in the protest and you can read more about it at au. Read also about the Productivity Commission report which looks at the way the NSW government is starving local government of funds and the subsequent impact on libraries, childcare and local roads, to name a few. You can download the whole report from localgovernment/docs/finalreport.

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nd now for the good news. Having spent the last few months warning us of the blood and toil, tears and sweat which lay ahead of us as he strove to repair the economic profligacy of his predecessors, Treasurer Wayne Swan now informs us that the budget will actually leave us all better off. Admittedly some will be better off than others: working mothers stand to collect an extra $6000 a year each, what with tax cuts and child care payments. But even childless unemployed males will not suffer unduly. Kevinism will certainly involve some austerity, but it will be tempered with moments of generosity. Firm but fair. This at least is the message Swan is rather belatedly trying to send, and not just to the punters. There is an increasing feeling among social and economic commentators that the blunt weapon of interest rates, the only one the Reserve Bank has in its arsenal, might be just a bit too blunt to handle the increasingly complex situation which is developing in the Australian economy. As the United States, representing more than a quarter of the world’s economic production, gets crooker by the day (restrictions on the sale of rice, for heaven’s sake – food rationing in the richest country in human history!) there are fears that the infection must spread. Australia has at least partial protection through the commodities boom and trade with China, but it would be naïve to think we can escape unscathed. A few wrong calls could easily push us into a recession – one which we don’t have, according to most of the experts.

On the other hand, the Reserve Bank is confronted with undeniable evidence of inflation well out of its comfort zone and apparently still on the rise. Under normal circumstances it would be very strongly inclined to raise interest rates again next week. What Swan and the commentators are now trying to do is to convince the Bank that these are not normal circumstances: that there are other constraints on economic activity emerging which will bring things under control and the Bank should hold off for another month. Or perhaps even that, for the moment at least, we can live with a slightly higher rate of inflation (Blasphemy! Sacrilege!) because the only

out to be too lazy even to write his own memoirs) will be more than enough. Meanwhile we have had a taste of the kind of social policy we can expect under Kevinism: the tax on premixed alcoholic drinks has been raised to bring it in line with the tax on spirits. The aim, we are told, is not to raise money (and admittedly Canberra hardly needs the extra $2 billion) but to discourage binge drinking among the young. Well, it might; an extra $1.30 per pop has got to have some effect. But it also begs the question: if we really believe that the socalled alcopops are causing serious health and social problems, why not ban them altogether?

Australia has at least partial protection through the commodities boom and trade with China, but it would be naïve to think we can escape unscathed. by Mungo MacCallum available cure of slamming the brakes on would actually produce results worse than the disease. Swan’s first budget is turning into a serious ordeal; what the selfappointed gurus in the Murdoch press will undoubtedly label a Major Test. It is probably too much to hope that it will be popular; too many interest groups are going to suffer cuts for that. But if it is accepted as responsible by the people who matter, that will do for the time being. The contrast with the Howard years, and the inaction of pusillanimous Peter Costello (who now turns

There is no real doubt that alcopops are a marketing ploy designed to lure teenagers and young adults into making a seamless transition between soft drinks and alcohol: they look and taste like the sweet, soft stuff while packing the kick of a double whisky. They would be no loss: those attracted to the style could mix their own, thus realising what they were really getting, and the rest of us would not be affected. But to ban them would raise cries of ‘nanny state’, ‘wowser’, ‘denier of choice’; it is apparently politically preferable to make consumers pay more for them, thus discriminating against the

poor (who will either give them up or spend more than they can afford) while having no real impact on the rich. Predictably the move has led to demands for a similar rise in tobacco excise: the same arguments apply. There is no real doubt that the overall decrease in smoking has been caused not by increased cost but by turning smokers into social pariahs. To do the same for consumers of a particular kind of drink would be more difficult, and of course any government which tried it with drinking as a whole would not survive twenty minutes. A simple ban on alcopops (as applies to confectionery cigarettes, a similar marketing gimmick) remains the best idea.


he announcement that the Chinese government has agreed to talk with representatives of the Dalai Lama should be treated with some caution; similar talks in the past have led nowhere and there is an obvious suspicion that the present move has more to do with taking the heat off the Beijing Olympics than with any real concessions on Tibetan autonomy. Nonetheless any movement in that direction has to be good news, and the proTibetan campaigners on every level deserve congratulations. These of course include our own Kevin Rudd, whose forthright comments in both English and Mandarin, inside and outside China, undoubtedly contributed. In politics as in sport, when you’re hot you’re hot, and when you’re not, you’re… well, hello Brendan.

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Dubious benefits of corporate welfare ■ Recent letters by J Harrison and E Brunell highlight the illusions some people have when they hear of certain commercial projects proposed for their area. When my hometown Maleny had Woolworths forced upon it, all their staff were brought in from outside our area.Thanks to the lack of booming business they had no reason to employ more staff because most locals shop at the already existing IGA which isn’t only better stocked but also cheaper. As for new jobs in general, make sure you look at the increasing trend for less staff. In Brisbane Woolies just opened their first do-ityourself checkout, and there are more to come, no humans required, just technology. Regarding the claims that Woolies is ‘community friendly’ and lots of money flows back into the local community – dream on! That is only the case if most locals are also Woolies share-

Bridlepath blues Mac Nicolson’s and W B Crompton’s letters (Echo, April 22) require a response. Wal and Barbara Campbell (Letters, April 15) are totally justified in referring to Mac Nicolson’s complaint about low flying planes as a NIMBY response, given Mac’s (and NHAG’s) lobbying locally to develop horse riding tracks and cycle paths through wild and at present inaccesible threatened ecological communities in Byron Shire hinterland. And W B Crompton appears not aware that NHAG does not only want to open up long established roads for horses, cycles and pedestrians, but also develop paths through very steep,

holders, otherwise you just receive the ‘token gesture’ here and there as Australia’s farmers do, nothing extra or truly generous. Maleny still suffers shocking traffic problems courtesy of Woolworths arrogantly placing themselves into a traffic blackspot instead of settling for more suitable locations. Every time it rains there is ongoing pollution runoff from their car park and waste storage area next to Obi Obi Creek, a major tributary to the Sunshine Coast’s major water supply dam. Mullum deserves better than having its town centre spoiled by ugly development of a type that is more trouble than of any benefit to locals or to farmers. Gaby Luft

Maleny ■ Sarcastic letters such as John Sharpe’s attack on two scholars who spoke at the recent Mullumbimby Community Action Network¹s (MCAN) Information Day require a rational response. I heavily vegetated forests that have never had roads, trails or even a footpath constructed on them, in Byron Shire’s hinterland. The evidence is in NHAG’s proposed development maps to Council. Have a look, don’t be deceived. And Mr Nicolson, low flying planes in the air over your place is nothing in comparison to the damage your proposal will have on the ground, to clear and develop tracks through very steep (over 18 degrees) and wet rainforest country for you and your mates to run heavy hoof exotic animals and cycle trails through (Tour de Koala Kill). Not to mention backpackers getting lost, injured and requiring

have the honour of knowing personally the two speakers to whom he refers as graduates of the ‘University of Rainbows’, and can vouch not only for their personal integrity but also for the accuracy of the information they presented. (I am a graduate of both Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health – hardly ‘Rainbow’ schools.) Sharpe’s letter gives no actual facts to counter the rather impressive set of data assembled by MCAN about the real costs of a Woolworths-like supermarket in Mullumbimby but rather stays at the level of namecalling. He ignores the corporate-welfare subsidisation policies that allow giant corporations to suck the capital out of local communities through predatory pricing practices that drive smaller businesses out of business, destroying the heart of town. As a US native, I’ve witnessed this kind of destruc-

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paper roads frequently traverse swamps, creeks and escarpments. Farmers pay rent to the Lands Dept to use the CRRs on their properties. These rents have substantially increased in recent times. The formed section of the CRR which provides access to our property was developed without one cent of public money, either State or local, and is maintained solely by the neighbouring property owners. Patrick Morrisey Another section of this Goonengerry CRR bisects our property, is in our backyard and is in no ■ To W B Crompton – let’s way an established road. We get the facts straight. Crown continued overleaf Road Reserves are lines drawn on maps with little regard to topography. These

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tion brought on by WalMart’s similar practices. But the playing field is about to be levelled with the end of cheap oil and the crumbling of the financial house of cards that have allowed such unsustainable practices to become the norm. Corporate welfare, allowing companies such as Woolworths to pass on some of their costs to us in the form of government subsidies, as well as the exploitation of third world countries, is rapidly shifting. Let’s be prepared. Mullumbimby has an opportunity to become a national leader in the recreation of local sustainable economies. The first step is to prevent the backwards step of allowing a ‘big box’ supermarket to damage the town’s infrastructure. Please pay attention to the facts, so we don’t have to relearn the same lessons that communities worldwide have learnt – the hard way.


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have paid rent to the Lands Dept for the past 21 years and maintain it as part of our land management. In response to Lands Dept initiatives we have applied to purchase this section of the CRR. Consideration of this application has been deferred indeďŹ nitely (along with those of other applicants in the Shire) as a result of objections by NHAG, with the support of Byron Shire Council. And ďŹ nally, we thank Mr Nicolson for his eloquent description of the difference between an aeroplane and his horse. Wal & Barbara Campbell


Red card I am a woman, I play soccer. I normally play for Bangalow but decided to try out Byron this year. So far this season weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had no coach, the ďŹ elds have been closed when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to play and yet miraculously open the next day when the men are playing, and we get pushed onto the hockey fields at training because the men â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;need the ďŹ eld moreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. I pay my fees, we all do and yet weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re treated like an embarrassment. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer is a huge growth area but we are unsupported. I thought weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d come further out of the cave than this. Ella Buckland

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Main Arm DA There are many questions to ask Council as they evaluate the DA for the ďŹ rst of the proposed style developments for Main Arm. How can Council approve this DA without getting the developers to pay for upgrading the dangerous, substandard access roads and Main Arm causeway, as was recommended at the rezoning stage? How can Council approve the south village site for development, as it is entirely on a floodplain, which contravenes BRSS guidelines against rural settlement in flood prone areas? How can Council approve the ďŹ ve house sites located 50 metres or less from the Brunswick River and Blind-

mouth Creek, areas disallowed under the BRSS ďŹ&#x201A;ood buffer performance standards? Almost the entire south village site is within 100 metres of either of these two waterways. How can Council approve these 11 house sites with individual onsite wastewater systems, as the BRSS guidelines forbid such systems within 100 metres of waterways? How can Council approve the nine rural sites to be located on a steep slope, when the BRSS guidelines forbid rural settlement on land with slopes in excess of 20%, as it causes problems with wastewater treatment and erosion, and increases bushďŹ re risks? I hope that people making submissions objecting to this development will ask these questions of Council as well. If Council approves this DA as is, it will be interesting to see how they will justify going against these guidelines. Guy Fisher of our own â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;great helmsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; me know that it was interest- Uri Gellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spoons. It all chemtrails. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just absurd to

Main Arm the Rudster, the quote of the week, for me, was an AfriThree questions can-American commenting 1) Can someone explain to on Hilary vs Barack; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No me how the current more old politics!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Until we approaches to the problems can create political systems of inflation (that is small both, global and local, suitadjustments to the interest able for the 21st century, all rate), which impinges most else is pissing in the wind. on pensioners, welfare recipJim Nutter ients, the working poor and Main Arm over-stretched mortgagees, will be of benefit in the Phone books short-term? The poorer you Since my last letter (Echo, are the shorter the term April 22) I have found out between difďŹ culty and disas- that the 2483 telephone ter; the last to enter the mar- delivery contractor for 2008 ket bears the most cost. A is sub-contracted out to Saldisincentive surely. mat, a pamphlet distribution 2) In the light of ever- company, and they can be increasing awareness of the contacted on 1800 626 626. problems caused by alcohol Or contact David Lawrence and tobacco (and its addi- from Sensis (this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s govtives) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; do I need to list erning contractor) on 1800 them? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how do the authori- 810 211 to make sure your ties justify their overempha- call is logged at the Call sis on marijuana as the pre- Centre if residents have any cursor of all drug dependence, complaints about the manand their unjustiďŹ ed attempt ner that their telephone to link it with violence, and books were delivered antisocial behaviour? Has it recently, or if they did nor anything to do with industry receive a telephone book at lobby groups? all. 3) Why do so many think My apologies to Lamissa that global warming is the Pty Ltd (last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contracbiggest problem we face, tor, but not this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conwhen it is obvious that these tractor) for all the calls and are political problems? letters of complaint that they Despite the potential for ďŹ elded that should have been exponential improvement in sent to Salmat. However, our governance by the arrival Keith from Lamissa has let

ing feedback. Alternatively, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not happy with the way Salmat has been allowed to drive around in a Mitsubishi van, with one fellow in the back chucking your telephone books on the driveways and in the gutters, then maybe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to email a message to david.lawrence@ and let them know what you think. Tina Petroff

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On the trail Googling is not research, Ashiya (Letters, April 22), itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just opinion shopping unless youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to apply critical thought to what you ďŹ nd. But just to make you happy, I looked up your â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;award-winning scientistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. It appears Tom Beardon is president of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tinyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association of Distinguished American Scientists, the main purpose of which seems to be awarding each other so they can be members. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see how referencing an unbalanced ex-US Army ofďŹ cer helps the chemtrail case. I also found the he and his cronies have no publications in peer-reviewed journals and have made no demonstrations of their ideas. Before long I was reading about UFOs and

links up, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? For a debunking of Beardonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maths and a possible explanation for his behaviour, look up â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tom Beardon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a case study in psychosisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Len Horowitz, the Messianic dentist who found â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;secret codesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the Bible, is no more credible than Scott Stevens, the AWOL weatherman, who thinks the Japanese are secretly creating major hurricanes. Sure. The most convincing and least disturbed member of your panel of experts is Will Thomas, but the fact remains that there is no confirmable evidence for the proposition that chemical or biological agents are being delivered with jet contrails. Constant repetition does not make something true, despite what you may have read in The Secret, nor does listing qualiďŹ cations, relevant or otherwise. I have a couple of science degrees, so what? The signiďŹ cant issue is that I have sufficient grasp of atmospheric physics and chemistry to understand published research. Back in the 80s I was convener of the ACF Atmosphere Action Group, and have been following the science ever since. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s none supporting

suggest that the thousands of atmospheric scientists are secretly deceiving us, not one game to speak The Truth. During my time with the Australian Museum, I was not the only staff member who regretted having to devote time to replying to nutty theories. Mysteries of the pyramids, creationism, you name it. One guy wanted to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the mineral collection with his pendulum, so that they could be rearranged for happiness. I know what an irrational theory looks like. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t doubt the sincerity of chemtrailers, but any skeptic site will provide a convincing debunking.These energies would be better spent on real environmental problems. It might not make you â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;feel goodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Ross, but preserving biodiversity and slowing global warming will make future generations feel better. Can we please move on? Alan Watterson

Mullumbimby â&#x2013; Yes, we can. This topic is now closed. Those in sympathy with Ms Austinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Mr Thatcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s views can follow up the references in earlier letters. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ed

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Letters Arts funding Use your imagination and you’ll probably be one of the many who appreciate the underfunded local arts organisations. If you think the community is enhanced by literature, filmmaking, digital media, performance, music and visual arts, you’ll be surprised to find that the state government has such a dim view of these activities that they want to stop funding them. At a time when the federal government is asking us to be visionary, regional NSW is being cut adrift from creative thinking. So use your creative nous and stand up for an industry which is one of the major economic drivers in the Northern Rivers region. Doesn’t take much imagination to figure that out! Jill Moonie


Splendour DA At the request of Council, Splendour in the Grass has recently submitted amendments to their development application for a ‘trial’ festival event at their property in Yelgun. Council received nearly 1,000 submissions in response to the DA with the majority strongly opposed to the ‘trial’ festival because of the negative impact to amenity, environment, traffic and adverse social problems.

was no longer able to make a living as he can’t find enough kangaroos to shoot. He said for the past year he had been shooting 70% females as had his colleagues. He and another shooter told this to the National Parks and Wildlife Service at a meeting of shooters at Narrabri and their response was ‘we don’t want the Greens to know that, do we?’ Every time an adult female is killed her joey in the pouch is bashed to death and the older young at foot is left to die of starvation, dehydration or predation. Scientists in western NSW have verified that there is 100% mortality of dependent young at foot. Anyone buying kangaroo meat should be aware that it is the product of extreme cruelty. It is the equivalent of buying whale meat. In the meantime Green and Democrat members around Australia are asking questions in Parliament about this high level of killing of females and the cruKathy Norley elty involved, including our President, SGB Progress own local member Ian Association Cohen. Let’s see if they can get any action.

To lodge amendments to this DA six months after close of submissions is highly questionable in itself. Why didn’t Council instruct Splendour to submit a new DA? This approach has been successful in confusing the community, Council staff and no doubt Councillors alike. Splendour are now offering an alternate to their original proposal, ie tunneling through the Marshalls Ridge wildlife corridor. The alternative they are now proposing is an intersecting road (ground level) across Jones Road requiring removal of vegetation, excavation and the import of fill. Both options will impact heavily on the state signifcant wildlife corridor. Objections to the amended version of the Splendour in the Grass are currently on public exhibition with submissions due on May 14. Address your concerns to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council and quote Development Application No. 10.2007.462.1 for a ‘trial’ event in July/August 2009.

Kangaroo shooting

I had a phone call out of the blue the other day from a full-time professional kangaroo shooter at Narrabri. He said he had been shooting for 20 years and has been going out six nights a week and he

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Wild youth A lady was recently scared half to death by two young boys who snuck up behind her as she was walking down

a street in Brunswick Heads. She said that she could feel their breath against the back of her neck seconds before they screamed at the top of their voices. The object, presumably, was to provoke a reaction. Had the victim been older or of weaker health the reaction might have been heart attack, although in this case it was just the severe shakes. These kids are obviously feeling repressed and dangerously bored. We live in one of the most sought after locations in the world, so why is that? Many have commented on the lack of respect kids these days have for their elders and community. An emerging youth orientated anarchy? I think the difference is that these days children are not scared into respecting adults. They call their teachers by their first name and are allowed to speak without being spoken to first but are often not given the physical outlets needed to reflect that. I think it is important to speak to children without dumbingdown the subject and freedom of speech is inspiring. But kids need more than words and this transition from silent to vocal youth is confusing when it is not supported by actions. By actions I mean a youth centre. The recent musical event in Brunswick that encouraged young bands

was a brilliant way to include what is becoming a marginalised part of society. Kids 11-17 are largely invisible, too old to be happy with toys and too young for bars. They are restless and frustrated. Their outlet is vandalism and provoking a reaction in a society that tries its best not to notice them. A government funded café would be a great idea. A place where they are not only welcome but specifically catered for. A youth club style idea, sports games, creativity and positive empowerment would give them the outlet they need. So if the council wishes to provide the money for this please contact me as I have many more ideas that need to be put into action. Rachael-Mae Smith

New Brighton

Carbon footprints Re Gayle Russell’s letter of April 15, ‘Modern Blight’. I always say when I read letters like this: ‘Let him who has no carbon footprint cast the first power bill…’ A whipper snipper is a great asset. Yes, it’s a little noisy, but those with ears to hear actually see. A whipper snipper creates about a tonne of green mulch a year. You can use this to mulch your garden. Lo and behold, then food pops up really quickly after planting. An abundance of green

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foods, tomatoes, okra, button squash, beans, cucumbers, etc., coupled with fruit/ nuts and also eggs from about 4-6 chooks means that your trips to main centres to buy food at the supermarket are fewer and fewer, and buy in bulk when you are there. You can save about 20 litres of gas/petrol a month, which far outweighs the use of 500mL of fuel to do the lawn each month in winter or each week in summer. Also if you can get a good new or second handmower, it even catches the grass for you, what a good home food producer’s friend it is. I agree with Gayle, whatever happened to the old rake and broom, but here’s a tip – if you do love using the old leafblower, turn off all the power at the outlets of everything you normally leave on, and then do the blowing. The power you save from items on standby will far outweigh the juice a top of the line blower that has an energy efficient rating uses in an hour. Russell Lean

Burringbar ■ Letters received from Marlin Langstrom, Mullumbimby, Dan Bode, Suffolk Park, Daniel O’Brien, Byron Bay, Paul Brecht, Mullumbimby, Doug Rose, Byron Bay, Alexander Paxman, Byron Bay, Roy Mercado, Hunters Hill.

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Protecting sharks a matter of life and death Jann Gilbert Rob Stewart didn’t set out to be a filmmaker. As a marine biologist and diver with a lifelong fascination for sharks he’d taken plenty of stills but had no film experience. However, necessity, as they say, is often the mother of invention and when the plight of Rob’s ancient, ocean-going companions

became evident he could not sit back and simply watch it happen. Renting a high-definition digital video recorder Rob set off to document the unparalleled demise of the shark – not an easy task given their media and mythological profile. Although sharks are one of the world’s most ancient species, they

are also one of the least understood. Sharkwater is the result of Rob’s ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and saving the shark. It was recently released in the US and premiers in Australia as part of Byron Underwater Festival 08. Five years in the making, it’s a sobering and tragic reflection on how the fear and superstition of humankind can drive the last ‘dinosaur’ to near extinction. As a species sharks are approximately 400 million years old. They have survived three major extinctions and, in some cases, have remained relatively unchanged in that entire time. As an apex predator they have a relationship with everything in the ocean (and therefore everything on land) all the way down the ecological chain to phytoplankton (which has an intimate relationship with oxygen levels in the atmosphere). ‘Everyone’s talking about global warming and they’re all talking about inanimate objects. They’re talking about cars, about industry, about carbon and no-one’s talking about the fact that without life in the ocean there would be no life on land. Life in the ocean creates an atmosphere that

‘Moral Victories don’t count’ – S G Tartakower If you like historical novels to be brain teasers rather than bodice rippers we recommend Moral Victories by Echo publisher David Lovejoy. The life of Savielly Tartakower was marked by paradox. He was a passionate man who fought for the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1914-18 and then for the Allies against Germany in the Second World War. He changed nationalities four times, being born Russian and becoming in turn Austrian, Ukrainian, Polish and French. A debonair gambler, poet and wit, he was yet haunted throughout his life by a youthful indiscretion in pre-war Vienna. And he was also a world-class chess master who left a legacy of beautiful play and fascinating accounts of the game. In life inscrutable, half a century after his death some of Tartakower’s mystery can now be fathomed. Available from the Mullumbimby Echo office $24.95 (add $5.20 postage if ordering by mail). Also available from Echo Publications: Between Dark and Dark A memoir by David Lovejoy $22.95 The Cannabis Cookbook A subversion by Eve Sinton $20

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A leopard shark at Julian Rocks. Picture courtesy Tim Hochgrebe, Planula Divers Retreat.

allows life on land to exist,’ says Rob. While the relationship of the shark to the ecological balance of the oceans is not specifically known, marine biologists, conservationists and environmentalists agree that you can’t lose an apex predator without causing an effect all the way down the line.

Media frenzy Historically, it’s the perception of sharks and the media frenzy that surrounds any attack on humans that has led to the decline of the species. Unlike the compassion aroused by cute, furry creatures the shark arouses our most primal fears. It’s mistaken reputation as an efficient and merciless predator has led generation after generation to justify the slaughter of some of the world’s oldest and largest sharks. However, statistically at least, we have more to fear from falling coconuts. Contrary to its public image as a predator of humans, Rob believes it’s a testament to the accuracy of sharks’ sensory abilities, honed over millions of years, that we aren’t attacked more often. ‘They rarely make mistakes,’ says Rob. ‘They’re senses are so refined they can feel you, feel your heartbeat. They’re generally more frightened of you than you are of them. Unfortunately the only way they can see what we are is to take a bite, which, for humans is often fatal.’ As any surfer, bodyboarder or kayaker knows, from underwater, a human bears a striking resemblance to the silhouette of a seal, one of the favourite foods of larger sharks. But no matter how much fear a shark may inspire, the footage of these ancient creatures being finned and thrown back into the water to suffocate or dangling at the end of longlines that are strung out across 30 kilometres of ocean, is nothing short of barbaric. Just as we now consider the slave trade or whale

slaughter by previous generations an abomination, so too will future generations look back on our actions with horror. As one commentator in the film observes, authorities would never permit the use of traps set across 30 or 60 kilometres of land (the equivalent of longlines in the ocean) particularly when the majority of the catch was simply thrown away because it’s not the target. Rob believes up to 85% of most catches are wasted, ‘while millions of people in the world starve’. Rob believes somewhere between 93 to 99% of the shark population has disappeared and, with the unfettered growth of illegal fishing and finning particularly in international waters around third world countries, the remaining population is critically endangered.

‘Out of control’ Paul Watson, captain and founder of Sea Shepherd who Rob teams up with in the film, doesn’t mince words, ‘We’re just a bunch of primates, out of control.’ Fortunately the situation in Australian waters does not appear to be so grave, however, given that there’s been very little research on sharks, the jury is still out on how population numbers are fairing. It’s also a controversial subject and one that most scientists working for government departments are reluctant to discuss or be quoted on for fear of repercussions. Robert Harcourt, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Environment at Macquarie University, believes however that interest in research is growing. ‘There’s lots of shark research being done at the moment. In fact, there’s never been so much interest from the DPI [Department of Primary Industries],’ says Mr Harcourt, who was just about to get on a plane to WA to help with some research on whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef. Another prominent Australian shark biologist, who

does not wish to be named, believes that, for the most part, Australian fisheries are reasonably well-managed and shark populations appear relatively healthy. However, he expresses the same concerns regarding apex predators and the health of the oceans, and cites this as one of the major reasons that more research is needed. Despite the tragedy of the situation depicted in Sharkwater Rob Stewart believes that the film has produced some positive results particularly in areas where finning is rampant.

Saving the shark The film had a major release in Costa Rica and, as a result of protests against the practice, the government banned all ‘foreign’ landing of sharks (illegal fishing boats have, until now, been able to land and distribute fins from Costa Rica), and it is also responsible for the start up of a number of conservations groups intent on saving the shark. Ultimately, Rob believes that the best way to change the historical perception of sharks is to get kids interested in conservation. ‘Kids don’t look up to Al Gore, they don’t care about global warming, they’re not buying cars or driving cars, they weren’t around for the green movement in the 70s and they’re not writing cheques to Greenpeace or whoever but they got super excited about Sharkwater,’ says Rob. ‘Instead of a hypothetical about global warming they get to do something that feels right to them. They get to save the last dragon or the last dinosaur. We had one 15-year-old girl who had all of Canada running through the parks to raise tens of thousands of dollars for shark conservation.’ Sharkwater screens at 7pm Saturday May 3 at Byron Cinemas as part of the Underwater Festival 08. For tickets or more information about festival log onto www.

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Articles Spaghetti Circus takes a holiday intensive

BVL WORKSHOPS BVL workshops include afternoon tea and are free for Landcare members $5 for nonmembers. Bookings are required: contact Colin Hastie on 6626 7028 or Judy MacDonald 6684 5390. May: The May workshop is the Nature Festival on 1 June (see below) June 29: Mt Chincogan biodiversity walk (BVL financial members only)

NATURE FESTIVAL NEWS This year’s festival features four creek walks focusing on birds, butterfly habitat, fish habitat and bush regeneration. We have local experts to help us understand more about Brunswick Valley’s birds, frogs, snakes, native bees, cane toads and soil organisms. There are talks on indigenous history, several older residents are ready to answer your questions about early white settlement, and Brunswick Valley Historical Society has a photo exhibition. Check out the program on the website. And kids, bring your magnifiers for the Insect Treasures Trail!

VISIONS OF VALLEY The entry form for the 3rd Visions of the Valley photo competition is now on the website, and forms are also available at council, and local art galleries and picture framing businesses. Prizes are $450, $250, $150, and $150 for people’s choice; thanks to Brunswick Hotel for their generous sponsorship. We’re looking for photos of native plants, birds, insects, reptiles, animals and local natural landscapes within the Brunswick Valley area, from Yelgun to Broken Head.

BVL POSTCARDS Eight of the photographs entered in the 2006 Visions of the Valley competition have been made into beautiful postcards. Financial members of BVL receive one set of postcards free; otherwise they are $2 a set, and available for sale at all BVL events and the festival. More information from Rebecca Lines-Kelly on 6684 3405.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NSW Environmental Trust grants: Environmental restoration and rehabilitation grants close 23 May, Eco-schools close 16 May, and Protecting our places close 30 May. Info at www.environment. Threatened Species Network Community Grants up to $50000 for nationally threatened species and ecological communities close 30 May. Info at ‘Caring for our Country' community Coastcare grants program opens in mid-May to support coastal restoration. More info www.

BVL BOOKSHOP New edition of the Native Vines (The Green Book) now available. Discounts on some books for BVL members. Check the BVL website or contact Rita 6684 1495.

Emily-May Rahmate, left, and Willow Peterson juggle with their feet while Chloe Robinson and Lachie Richards up the energy stakes and jump for joy over their upcoming show and Josh Robinson keeps a spinning eye on things from his wheel. Photo Lou Beaumont

There was no rest for the Spaghetti Circus Performance Troupe, Advanced and Super Mighty Groups in the school holidays! They have been busy flipping, spinning, rolling and pitching as part of the Holiday Intensive being run at Spaghetti Circus. The young performers are skilling up for their major work in September 2008 The Super Hero’s Show. Spaghetti Circus recently received funding from Regional Arts NSW and Australia Council to bring

specialised circus coaches to Mullumbimby. ‘We are so lucky to train with such highly skilled amazing performers,’ said Chloe Robinson, a member of the Advanced Group. Christian SchooneveldtReid, teeterboard, hand balance and tumbling demon, and Hazel Bock, foot juggling extraordinaire, have been sharing their talents with Spaghetti’s young emerging performers. In partnership with Gymnastics Australia, Lynn Martin, one

of Australia’s best Germen Wheel coaches, also facilitated a two-day workshop. Participants also had the chance to ‘fly’ with Steen and Holly from Flying Trapeze Australia on their outdoor flying trapeze rig that is back at Spaghetti Circus. Young people from Flipside Circus’s Performance Troupe and Stepping Stone Groups from Brisbane also took part in the workshops over the weekend. Families of the Flipside performers also took the

opportunity to visit Mullumbimby. Allyson Starky, one of the parents, said, ‘I thought that your trainers were fantastic and Georgia really got the chance to work on some skills. She loved the weekend, we all enjoyed the chance to spend a few hours relaxing in such a beautiful part of the world.’ For information on weekly circus classes call Spaghetti Circus on 6684 3038 or go to www.spaghetticicrcus. com.

Get inside tips on writing for TV Screenworks are proud to bring Michaeley O’Brien, one of Australia’s most experienced TV script producers, writers and editors to the region. Michaeley has worked extensively in vital roles on most current Australian TV series. On May 9 at the A&I Hall, Bangalow, 9.30am-4.30pm, Michaeley will present an all day seminar covering everything you will need to know to position yourself in the marketplace.

Michaeley will provide a rare insight into working with the networks (all of them!) and the production companies who make TV drama – think Granada, BBC, Millennium TV, Southern Star, Hal McElroy, Gannon Jenkins, Beyond Productions.What does it take to get up a new series or serial? What contacts do you need to get your fabulous idea from the page to the screen? How do you approach/pitch your idea to them?

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Writing for the TV dramas on our small screens – what level of skills do you need, how do you get the attention of the script producers, and how do you deliver to the different genres? What are the TV writers best tool box tips and skills? The business of small screen drama is complex, writers are an essential part

of it, but how do we connect to the producers who have their foot in the door to the networks? If you are interested in any aspects of writing for screen contact Screenworks now to book a place: or call 6687 1599. Cost: $77 Screenworks Members/$99 Non Members.

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Robert McDonald: soldier, poet, teacher, gentleman


ongtime Ocean Shores resident Rober t McDonald died peacefully at Feros Village, Bangalow, on Sunday April 20, aged 98. Born Rober t Allen McDonald on February 24, 1910, at Armidale, NSW, to William and Amy McDonald, he grew up in nearby Tilbuster and went to school there, later acquiring a Dip Ed and a BA in Armidale. He first aspired to be a journalist but jobs were short in the late 1920s so he chose to become a schoolteacher instead in 1929, following in his father’s footsteps. It was the beginning of a 42 year career, in which he became a much loved primary school headmaster before going on to become a vocational guidance counsellor. Robert met and married Mary Skewes Bray, also a teacher, in 1937 and they were together until she moved to high care at Feros in 2002. They had three children: Robin, Peter and Michael. A peace loving man but fearful of a Japanese invasion, Robert enlisted in the army in January 1942. At

least ten years older than many of his fellow soldiers, he became known as ‘Old Mac’. During his years of service he met Richard Echin of Camden, NSW, and they maintained a friendship and correspondence into the new century. To relieve the tedium of war they invented and farmed ‘wooly goonks’, their imaginary stock becoming a recurring subject in their letters to each other. On August 9, 1942, Robert lost his brother John when HMAS Canberra was attacked by a force of Japanese cruisers in the Solomon Islands. Robert saw service as a machine gunner – firstly with E Company of the 36th Battalion and later with 2/1 Machine Gun Battalion – on the coastal defences around Port Moresby, enduring regular air raids by the Japanese along with the everpresent threat of dengue fever and malaria. He also took part in the assault on Balikpapan, Borneo, in June 1945. After the Japanese surrender Lance Sergeant McDonald was responsible for arranging the return of

Robert McDonald in a quiet moment during World War II.

soldiers to Australia for discharge and was not discharged himself until February 1946. After spells of teaching in the bush and regional cen-

tres, Robert and Mary settled in Sydney from 1956 to 1974, when they retired to Ocean Shores. They built one of the first houses on the new estate and were actively

involved in the fledgling Ocean Shores Country Club, Robert carving out quite a reputation as a bowler. Forgetting an historical enmity between two Scottish clans, Robert forged a long friendship with another local identity, Gordon Campbell, who would often drop in for a chat and a wee dram. Apart from his dear wife, the great loves of Robert’s life were poetry, art and wildlife. He was one of the data collectors for the Atlas of Australian Birds published by the Royal Association of Ornithologists Union. Often Robert could be seen strolling across the lawn with a queue of magpies behind him, supplemented by his black cat Shadow which was too old to have murder in mind. A keen watercolourist, Robert painted many scenes of the north of the Shire, sold a few and gave many away to friends as well as donating them for good causes. He had a formidable memory for poetry and drama, able to quote Shakespeare, Tennyson and Yeats at length. In 1994 he published a book of his poetry, Zinnias by a

Kitchen, which covered his work from the war years on. He was also a good friend of The Echo, often climbing the steps to the Mullumbimby office to supply the staff with lamingtons, cakes and gentle charm. Several of his poems appeared in our pages over the years. Robert lived independently at Ocean Shores, and continued to drive his car, until 2004, when the death of his son Peter, followed by the death of wife Mary in 2006, sent him into a decline. He moved first to Feros at Byron Bay and then to high care at Bangalow, all the while maintaining a good sense of humour and a kind word for those who cared for him. His friend Richard Echin best summed up Robert’s character by quoting the artist Walter Savage Landor’s poem Finis: I strove with none, for none was worth my strife. Nature I loved, and next to Nature, Art. I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.

Simba celebrated life through music and dance


eefe (Simba) Davidson-West (6/9/27 – 18/4’08) was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His life of 80 years brought us a man with the heart of a lion… thus his name Simba. Dentist, actor, dancer, singer, percussionist, artist and maker of musical instruments who always had time to have a chat and a laugh with everyone he met. During World War II the British Navy called for all young men aged 18 and older from the UK and colonies to enlist. At the time it was an opportunity for young Jamaican men to make a better life for themselves. Upon their arrival in the UK, the British authorities could not understand why the regulation boots given out to the young men were all too big for them… the fact was that many of them, including Simba, were only 15 years old. He trained with the British Navy and became a dentist. After the war he studied and performed in theatre in the UK taking lead roles in London West End theatre and also as guest actor in repertory theatres in Scotland, Wales and England. He was to go on to become one of the best -known Caribbean actors. His success in films came with John Boor-

man’s Cannes Festival award winning movie Leo The Last and Peter Brook’s Tell Me No Lies. After a long and successful running in the London hit musical version of Two Gentlemen of Verona, Simba was invited to join the National Theatre (Old Vic) under the direction of Sir Lawrence Olivier. A talented dancer, Simba was invited to be the lead dancer in the original film of

Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Later he was to work with Shirley Bassey as head dancer on her first tour of the UK. While touring with the Porgy and Bess opera in Germany, he was invited to record his original songs. He experienced immediate international success with his first song Turn on to Love. In London’s Notting Hill Festival Simba conducted

workshops which culminated in directing 100 school children to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. He directed the American jazz and poetry play Shakespeare in Harlem, Nottinghill Blues and Britain’s first Reggae pantomime. He also narrated the Brier Anancy stories. 1980 saw Simba teaching African and Caribbean studies at Melbourne University and performing at schools, festivals, folk and jazz music festivals. His distinctive baritone voice was heard on TV commercials and he also recorded with Australian jazz maestro Paul Grabowsky. In the mid 1990s Simba relocated to Byron Bay, where he ran percussion workshops and taught African dance and chants. He could sing in 17 different African languages as well as English, German and Italian. Many will remember him at the Maleny Folk Festival and also more recently in Byron Bay, for his Nigerian ‘Odunde’ chant, leading thousands of men and women in singing to welcome in the New Year. As an artist and musician in residence Simba lived at the Byron Arts Factory during the late 1990s where he became a popular and dearly loved celebrity. Unfortunately a major piece of his artwork, The Bob

Marley Tribute, went missing when Simba moved to Pinehaven at Suffolk Park in 2000. His family would dearly love to locate it. If anyone knows its whereabouts please phone Diti Dickson on 6684 2964. Simba passed away peacefully at Pinehaven Nursing Home on Friday May 18, 2008. He is survived by his five children, three grandchildren and two great grand

children. He has touched the hearts of many through his music, dance and song. There will be a celebration of Simba’s life at 2pm on Friday May 2 at Gummifera Gardens, at the Lismore Memorial Gardens, Skyline Road, Goonellabah, All are welcome. Anyone wishing to car pool from Byron to Lismore Memorial Gardens can call Andrew Mignot on 6685 7472.

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Articles Jann Gilbert looks at reactions to festivals, future plans and hopes of alternative sites

Byron Shire not so festive about festivals


he word ‘festival’ would normally conjure up images of ‘merry making’ or ‘revelry’ (one definition according to the Macquarie Dictionary), however, in Byron Shire, it’s a term that often polarises opinions and people. Rather than the ‘wowsers’ that the so-called detractors or questioners are often portrayed as (and there’s probably that on the spectrum of objection as well), there are many people in the community who express legitimate (and often the same) concerns about the reality of two private festival sites in a small but obviously ‘state significant’ shire. The primary concerns regarding Splendour and the Blues Fest include the number of festivals per year, noise, traffic management, security, illegal camping and the increase of alcoholrelated incidents – all valid concerns, which both festival camps go to significant lengths to allay. The recent Blues Fest demonstrated that the community and the festival could cohabitate, given the right set of circumstances (venue, traffic management, security etc). Splendour organisers have also run relatively incident-free festivals, and both have made significant contributions to community organisations, and the local economy (although probably not quite the bonanza their marketing would have us believe).

Mistrust But the mistrust persists (particularly with Splendour) and, while organisers struggle to see the problem, many in the community become more jaded by the lack of understanding. It’s partly the old ‘we should be grateful for everything the event/business/ development is doing/has done/will do for the Shire and its people’. It’s rhetoric that’s commonly used when the community voices objections to an event/business/ development wanting to set up shop in the Shire regardless of the fact that no-one particularly wants them, and certainly not at the expense of the community. If a considerable chunk of the benefit from events/business/development did flow back into the community, no doubt most residents wouldn’t have a problem with some temporary inconvenience to their amenity. However, while the festivals have meant significant gains to commercial operators in hospitality, accommodation,

The crowd was blue but happy at the 2005 Splendour festival before most of the controversy erupted.

retail and so on, the average resident has seen no such gain in community infrastructure to cope with the influx of people these events generate. Two private, out-of-town festival sites appear to mean even less benefit for the community with on-site everything reducing the multiplier effect (money that is transferred into the local economy by local businesses and residents who earn income from the events). Does this mean the community will get all the inconvenience without any of the benefits?

How many festivals? Then there’s the question of how many festivals? Are we going to be/do we want to be living in Festival Central with the possible consequences it brings? The Blues Fest is adamant that it’s one festival and one only, while Splendour is a little more circumspect and maintains it is concentrating on the trial DA before deciding how many permanent festival days it will ultimately apply for (that’s providing the DA for the trial event is approved). ‘Having a trial event is probably the best way to gauge if an activity of this nature does provide benefits to a whole range of stakeholders,’ says Matt Morris, General Manager of North Byron Shire Parklands (NBSP). Both organisers are aware that there’s a limit to the market, there’s only so many festivals you can have. However, when questioned regarding the rumoured 20 festival days per year that may be applied for in the permanent DA, Mr Morris could not confirm or deny it. ‘If we don’t get the approval for the trial event, everything else is just theoretical,’ says Mr Morris. ‘Until we know where the

issues lie, if at all, it’s very difficult to determine the number of events that we could feasibly put on that site.’ With regard to recent amendments to the DA and its timing Mr Morris maintains that NBSP had no indication that Council was preparing to reject the DA prior to the amendments. (Council was asked to comment but no response was received at the time of publication.) ‘It’s simply a matter of timing,’ says Mr Morris. ‘We were hoping that Council would make a decision in January or February but that didn’t happen so Splendour in the Grass had to make a call on where they were going to host the 2008 event.

DA changes ‘The only changes to the amended DA are the dates, and we’ve also changed the location of the emergency helicopter landing pad and the Tipi Forest, which is one of the proposed music stages. Council indicated that they would be happier with the relocation of both and we were happy to oblige. Council also asked us to provide an alternative to the underpass that was proposed initially for people and traffic movement between the north and south areas of the site and we’ve submitted a proposed overpass as an alternative.’ Despite the cooperation and transparency the doubt lingers and, in reality, it’s a wariness based on the result of previous clashes between commercial and community interests. As an exercise in gauging just how community-minded the festival organisers might be, a hypothetical was posed regarding whether or not they would consider combining resources to develop one festival site particularly in the event that their respec-

tive DAs are not approved. Interestingly, this concept was not one either promoter had particularly contemplated. Herein lies the other community aggravation: the notion that anything a promoter/business/developer believes is good for the community is presented as a fait accompli because we’re obviously just a bunch of hicks who don’t know how to exploit the natural talents of the place we live in.

Combined site? But back to the hypothetical. Following this year’s Blues Festival there was much discussion regarding what a great permanent festival site Belongil Fields would make. Unlike the good old days at Red Devil Park when every woman, man, dog, child, cat and god-knows-what-else was attempting to get from one side of town to the other the whole weekend barely raised a blimp on the town radar. The obvious question was, why not Belongil Fields as a permanent festival site? Gary McDonald, a director and shareholder of the syndicate that owns the Belongil Fields property, made it crystal clear that they were not looking for offers on the site. He and the syndicate have plans to develop the land for urban release, which is obviously far more lucrative than a permanent festival site. ‘Council resolved to include Belongil Fields in the new Shirewide LEP as a residential release area,’ says Mr McDonald. ‘Basically there’s only us and the neighbouring property left for any urban expansion in Byron Bay. That’s the direction we’ve been going in and we’re not really contemplating any alternatives because we basically believe it’s the most appropriate usage for the property. We are definitely not seeking interest from other parties,

and I want to make that clear, but, I guess, if something significant came along, we’d probably have to look at it.’ The Blues Fest did approach the Belongil Fields syndicate some time ago regarding purchase of the site however, quite obviously, the two had very different ideas about land prices in Byron at the time so the offer was not ‘significant’ enough to sway the syndicate’s hearts, minds and wallets. Splendour has apparently never contemplated the option, however, the reported $6 million it spent for the parcels of land that make up NBSP would not have been enough to buy it either.

Council land With Belongil Fields out of the picture there is another site that could be discussed. Council has designated a parcel of land to the northwest of Bayshore Drive as community sporting and recreation fields. Given that this location shares many of the benefits of Belongil Fields it could also be considered as a permanent festival site. With combined resources, who knows, it may succeed in being a world’s best practice site using environmental initiatives such as solar power, composting toilets and recycled grey and wastewater, with some permanent infrastructure that the whole community can use. Not to mention that with Council as a stakeholder (a lessor not a festival organiser), the entire community would benefit financially as well as the festival organisers. One of the drawbacks to this suggestion is the desire of some Councillors to put a cap of 10,000 people per day at events at the site. In commercial terms, this is simply not realistic. Ten thousand people per day will not generate enough profit after costs to warrant the entire

exercise. And with approximately 15,000-17,000 punters per day, the recent Blues Fest proved that numbers could be increased with minimal impact. If the West Byron site size is a problem, surely some of the adjoining land could be used to expand it? From past conversations with the Mayor it appears she would be happy to at least discuss the idea of a permanent festival site at West Byron. In response to the hypothetical posed, Matt Morris from NBSP felt that the time to sit down together had passed. ‘The situation we’ve got at the moment is that you’ve got two different groups who’ve spent large sums of money. In a perfect world if those three parties could have come together, who knows, maybe something could have happened but we’ve got what we’ve got at the moment. If the trial DA is not approved I would suggest to you that Splendour in the Grass will be looking for a new home outside of the Shire, and all of the economic benefits, all of the employment benefits associated with it will be lost because that’s the economic reality.’ Unfortunately the Blues Fest could not be contacted for a response to the hypothetical so we don’t know if they’re also planning on taking their marbles and going home if the DA is not approved. This, of course, could be music to some folks’ ears. However, it would be unfortunate to lose the opportunity to find a solution that benefits everyone particularly if either group decides to call in the Minister for Planning to decide the debate.

Profit and community Ultimately, the underlying concerns in the community are not so much about festivals per se (others like the Writers Festival generate no controversy) but whether profit-driven enterprise can be reconciled with community interest. A social ‘licence to operate’ does not mean a company will behave like an individual, and nor are they legally required to (unfortunately). If commercial interests can work with community instead of blindly pursuing their own grand plans at the expense of the average resident, and their humble but nevertheless valid opinions and concerns, the possibilities are endless.

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IFE is full of defining moments. They are those fractions of time that can change your trajectory in an instant. For singer songwriter Jesse Younan, finishing his album 'A Good Day for a Migraine' was just that. Within days of finishing recording and sending it off to be mastered, Jesse Younan was diagnosed with acute myloid leukemia and rushed to Sydney for treatment.





GiveAway SHARK SHARK SHARK! Byron Cinema has two double passes to see the premiere of Sharkwater on Saturday at 7pm. Be afraid, be very afraid...of human beings. That must certainly be the point of view of the countless numbers of sharks who are being slaughtered around the world in record numbers, in many cases literally to the point of extinction. To save lives, to feed the starving? No, so their fins can be sold through the Taiwanese mafia into the global food market in what has become a multi billion dollar industry. The screening is a feature event of the Byron Underwater Festival and is also a fundraiser for Australian Seabird Rescue. ASR's Rochelle Ferris will give a talk on the work she continues after the tragic death of her father Lance, and renowned underwater photographer David Hannan will share some of his experiences filming Sharkwater. Tickets $12.50, on sale now. To win a pass email with subject header 'shark'.

For most artists, album releases are accompanied by a string of gigs. That won't be happening for some time, because right now, Jesse admits that it all seems a little surreal, like a different life. We did the interview by phone from his hospital bed. 'I am holding the CD so I can remember that I made it. I am supposed to be out of here in a couple of weeks. For a break. And then a couple more months back here. Six months out of my life. I don't know where I am living, or if it's going to change me. It's just hard to know anything. I am totally in the trenches.' For a man as sick as he is, he is surprisingly optimistic, and rather cheerful. 'Glenn (owner of Vitamin Records) came up with a box of CDs and the nurses have been playing it – I've been signing CDs from the bed – they want me to do a gig here!' The title track is a little prophetic in retospect, considering that Jesse's lack of energy and illness during the recording session at Lot 64 Studio in Goonengary with Christian Pyle was due to his undiagnosed condition. The creative urge is a powerful thing, and somehow, through the fog, Jesse and Christian created a remarkable album. 'I wanted to get it done, this was different to every other time where you booked a week and just did it. This was spread over months and it seemed to drag along, I wasn't really thinking about it, and I just

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wanted to get it done. But it was just getting ridiculous – I couldn't walk 5 feet without being out of breath and feeling like I was going to pass out, but I had a job to do and I had to finish it. I knew I wasn't well, but I thought, I will check it out when I get to the other side. It was mastered on the Saturday and on Sunday I had the diagnosis.' Although he battled an unknown adversity, Jesse enjoyed the creative merits of working with a producer in a more relaxed

setting for recording. 'I kind of like this way of doing it. Getting to know how Christian worked as well and having a relationship and trying to connect with each song changed the way the album came out.

'We played a gig together a few years ago on the same bill and we met again the next year and we just started catching up and having beers and hanging out. The whole recording experience was very loose, especially as his studio is at home. One of the walks he took me on nearly killed me. I mean it could have actually killed me! I kind of liked it this way, at the time it was a real struggle, not just with how I was feeling, but with what we


were doing in the studio, you don't know how it's going to sound, and it has to be an element of trust, and you have to have the right to veto anything.' Although he's cooped up in a hospital bed, Jesse isn't listening to his own CD. 'I tend not listen to it once it's done – I don't see the point of listening to it, it's gone, and I am thinking about the next one.' The CD moves from simple uncomplicated arrangements to layers of violins or talking through walkie talkies. The end result is an album that is moody and emotionally evocative, fragile yet robust. I particularly love Hot Shot, which was recorded in one take with one microphone in the middle of the room – where producer and musician tipped their hat to the recording traditions of old. Jesse Younan's ' A Good Day for A Migraine' is available through Vitamin.



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The Halls Aren’t Alive with the Sound of Music


his week I received an email informing the media that all the gigs scheduled for Coorabell Hall have been cancelled. It would appear that those close to the hall have decided to assert their right to a silent night. Great, just what we need. More wealthy wowsers moving into the area killing off what little cultural integrity we still have. Frankly, I'm tired of it. I have some advice for those who want a peaceful rural setting. Move to Grafton. Or Casino. Or Toowoomba. Or Maclean. In fact, nearly every regional area on the map will be characterised by one thing. At night nothing happens. People get pissed in their homes and beat up their families. Or swear at the telly. Then they go to bed. Apart from the quiet moans of loneliness and desolation and the occasional farmer shooting himself in sheer drought ridden despair, the only pin you'll hear drop is by the local ladies patchworking team as


MUSIC IN ALL YOUR SPLENDOUR The first weekend in August belongs to Splendour in the Grass. The festival that

they perfect their John Laws Memorial retirement blanket. The tribal spirit that compels one to drum, or to dance naked under a full moon, will have been medicated right out of them. What has made the Northern Rivers unique is our vibrant creative culture. We are ratbags. We don't like to work. We are self focused. We smoke pot. We have Tibetan prayer flags. We don't make any major decisions without a tarot reading. We are spiritually gullible. We are optimistic. We believe that affirmations and our spiritual enlightenment will change the world. Rightly or wrongly, it's what makes us, us. There has been much concern about GM crops infecting our organic stock, and destroying the integrity of our seedbanks forever. That's just what is happening here. Every time a conservative middle class seachanger floats in with their giant Range Rovers, plasma tellies and suburban values, they infect our fragile community with the blight of their pervasive and powerful mediocrity. Once our culture is infected with mediocrity, then it's hello Noosa. Thirty years ago, the halls were responsible for the infamous Moondances – a signature event that bought world class musicians and seekers

has been heralded as 'the two best days in any music lover's calendar year' has just released its first batch of artists piping hot and ready to eat. First cab off the rank is Devo. Yep. Devo. I was a bit surprised at first. I only know the pot plants on the heads and Whip It. I can't imagine what happens after that. Do they have other

garden equipment. Other sado-masochistic songs? But then as I reflected back I remembered Girl You Want, and Beautiful World and the mainstream success they had with Freedom of Choice. Christ. I was gorgeous then. I can't wait to be with the other oldies as we reminisce the 80's amongst a sea of beauty. Devo are Saturday's

of the utopian dream to our valleys, ridges and hillsides. This alternative culture, as spectacular and magical as the mushrooms that grew in shit after a good rain and a burst of sun, became the magnet that made this place special. In marketing terms, one would say that our creativity and our hippy history is our point of difference. It's an integral part of our identity and our branding. It is that indefinable X factor that fired the most extraordinary metamorphosis; where a working class whaling town blossomed into a billionaire's bohemian retreat.

the pub. It means that families can bring their children, who curl up on blankets by the fire while their parents dance, or talk about their last meaningful hug with Amma. It means that musicians can play outside of an environment focused on the sale of alcohol, all the while creating a rich social capital of culture, creativity and connectedness. We have some of the best music festivals in the world here. We have some of the best musicians and performers. It's the one thing that stands between an area being cosmopolitan or parochial.

It's getting ridiculous. No drumming at the markets. No festivals. No music in the hills. It's too noisy. I can't hear my motivational tapes. I can't count my money. Personally I can't stand drumming. It's irritating. I have never felt the urge to dance undieless at a 10am community market in a healing circle. But it's a cultural expression of people coming together. I find groups of people singing hymns at Sunday morning church just as annoying – and those frigging bells. But I'm not about to complain. Halls have played a vital role in fostering a music scene outside of

In saying this, it is with regret that I inform you that The Coorabell Hall Association are unable to have any more bands playing there. I hope the wowsers responsible are happy with themselves. They have managed to eradicate 30 years of hall music. It's the cultural equivalent to chicken pox blankets. We all know the moniker of the privileged: If you don't want to join em, beat em. And before you start whingeing that I wouldn't know what it's like to live next to a hall full of music, stick a Country Road sock in it because I live across the road from one.

headline, and Sunday welcome Wolfmother. They bring their freaked out jamming delicate melodies and gallant rock riffage to the stage. My mate Jen reckons they're just like T Rex. But that's because the guy’s got curly hair. As those polar caps melt, bands like Sigur Ros are drifting south. Ethereal Icelandic sensation, Sigur Ros make their debut appearance at Splendour this year. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their fifth studio album in New York. Rockabilly favourites The Living End are always good for a bit of rough and tumble, they're mucking in as are The Presets, and the whimsical soft hearted romantic, Ben Lee. He's only a feather and a red string bracelet away from enlightenment. The act that I'd be chomping to see is Tricky. Renaissance man

and recognised as one of the vanguards of a new musical revolution. Influenced as much by torchlight jazz as the beats of hip hop, his style has literally opened the door to numerous artists that fill the electronica landscape. Mercurial and enigmatic. He's like listening to music with a plush red velvet ear. Other acts are Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, The Fratellis, The Wombats, Pnau, Laura Marling, The Vines, Operator Please, The Grates and Band of Horses. Tickets for this 2 & 3 August event go on sale on Thursday 22 May at 9am. Good luck. They're gone in minutes. www.

BERRY BERRY GOOD MUSIC New York master musician Chris Berry and Brisbane percussion ensemble


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Spankinhide join forces to bring the power of N’Jinji to communities across Australia. Throughout Africa Chris Berry is recognised as a master musician and spirit caller. In the West, he is hailed as one of the world’s leading practitioners of African music and dance. Californian born Berry’s study of African music began at the age of 13. This became an obsession which would soon take him to Africa and see him immersed in the rich musical and cultural traditions surviving upon its shores. Today, 23 years on, Berry is a master of mbira (thumb piano) and the ngoma drum, and has earned the title of gwenyambira (‘one whose music calls the spirits’), a distinction reserved only for those who have achieved the highest fusion of the technical and the magical in Shona music. He is not only the first white person, but also the first non-Shona person to receive this distinction. Berry returned to America after over a decade in Africa to follow the edict given to him by the ancestor spirits to convey the ancient knowledge of N’Jinji to the world. The hope is that people around the globe will become practitioners of this healing artform and use it as a means of strengthening themselves and their communities. Berry has invited Spankinhide to join him on this N’Jinji tour after having developed a decade-long friendship and musical relationship with Spankinhide’s leader Elliott Orr. With 17 years drumming under his belt, Elliott is respected as the leading proponent of African drumming in Queensland. He has been teaching and performing rhythms extensively, including original compositions by Berry. In many ways Spankinhide’s style is a blending of Berry’s sound and traditional West

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DON'T FIGHT THE PANICS It’s been an amazing year for The Panics. Not only did Cruel Guards debut in the Top 20 of the ARIA charts, it earned the band the 2007 J Award for Triple J Album of the Year and standout single, Don’t Fight It, a place in the Top 10 of the Triple J Hottest 100. The Panics also recently picked up two WAMI Awards in their hometown of Perth including the public voted Most Popular Act. The band are on the cusp of an international tour, taking in SXSW in Austin, Texas followed by shows in the USA and UK throughout March. The Panics then return for a major national tour in April and May, stepping it up a notch and playing theatre venues around the country. They perform at the Hotel Great Northern on Thursday.

MUSIC THREEWAYS Trio Apoplectic are as their name suggests, a trio. These accomplished young jazz players met when they started studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music back in 2003. Alexl Abel and Dave originally only formed for performances at the Conservatorium but it became evident that the demand for their new wave of jazz was calling from the broader music loving community. John Shand, music reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald was suitably impressed with their playing: 'More evidence of the strength and depth of younger players. Accomplished individually, collectively assured.' Angry young fit and furious. Well, that's what Apoplectic apparently means. If I wasn't the complete opposite, passive, middle aged and unhealthy, I'd actually look it up to check. The trio are keen to assert the relevance of jazz as a contemporary

art form and take it beyond be ond the confines of metropolitan centres. The guys all grew up in regional NSW, so their latest regional tour is a bit like a homecoming. Trio Apoplectic play The Blue Birdy in Byron Bay on Wednesday 7 May.

SEEING VOICES The Annual North Coast Entertainment Industry Alliance's Dolphin Awards are on again. The finalists have been nominated and the votes are in. Musicians, artists, and entertainment industry folk gather to honour the best and the brightest in our local industry. The evening also offers fellow musicians and industry members a chance to sample each other's work. Described as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘hypnotic’, local favourites Invisible Friend will hit the stage on Wednesday at The One Nightclub from 6.30pm. Wear something fabulous, because Mary Gilhooley's is rolling out the red carpet. Tickets $25 with meal included and available at All Music and Vision Stores.

GOING PLACES WITH NO WAR No War is the first single from Mihirangi’s (me-heerung-ee) upcoming second album, due for release in the second half of 2008. No War, with its almost electronic feel created through hypnotic loops and effects, takes Mihirangi into new musical territories, moving her away from the world roots based styles she’s normally been associated with. This versatility showcases why Mihirangi is so remarkable a performer. Brandishing a powerful and evocative message, No War sets the standard for both the lyrical and musical strength of the album. Paired with Mihirangi’s amazing vocal talent the underlying impact of No War resonates with the tenderness and raw power that makes her

traditional sound so unique. Recorded and produced by Andy Baldwin (Cat Empire, Powderfinger) in New York, No War captures Mihirangi’s 'live-loop' appeal with an infectious energy and groove while making her cross-cultural ideals clear. The album is full of Mihirangi’s signature fusion of soul and roots and the single No War introduces a little electronica style sound into the mix revealing the progressive evolution of her music. Mihirangi’s mix of beat boxing, vocal harmonies, percussion, acoustic guitar and flute combined with potent lyrics addressing indigenous and environmental issues sung in both English and Maori have ensured her place as one of the most exciting solo performers in both her homeland and Australia. She performs at the Hotel Great Northern on Friday.

FLOYDS PROMISE F F Floyd Vincent is considering p politics, and what a platform he has. Sure, they're just shoes right this moment. But he's got the schtick that will just build. His latest promise is that ' No Australian child goes without an electric guitar and marshall stack after year 7'. That’s right! Just returned from the 20/20 summit where Floyd pushed the concept to the powers that be he and the

Childbrides will be rocking it up across the weekend at the Beach Hotel. Kev Rudd has pledged to look at the concept and only voiced a small concern that Fender amps might be more appropriate from his experience. Sunday is also Winter Whales day in Byron and Childbrides bassist Bill Jacobi will also be doing a solo set at the Beach Hotel from 1.30 pm Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 at the Beach Hotel. THE LYONS THAT ROARED Greg Lyons brings his funky band The Hip-0peration to The Blue Birdy. His impressive line-up features the talents of great young guitarist Ben Thompson and two fabulous singers, Vanessa Baker and Sophie Wilson.The band also features some classic vintage keyboard sounds from Howlin’ Bob Howlett on Hammond organ, as well as Alstonville’s funkiest export Scott Hillson drums and Shaston King on saxophones. The Blue Birdy will sing to the sounds of the Neville Bros., Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Aretha and some New Orleans ‘second-line fonk’. Wednesday at the Buddha Bar from 8pm. ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, BO Bo's in Byron (opp. Gt. Northern) is hosting a musicians jam on Sunday arvos. Mullumbimby band Broadfoot play a set and then the afternoon will be open for those who wish to have a go, backed by members of Broadfoot if requested. It is anticipated that over the weeks, different musicians from over the shire, with differing musical styles will help coordinate the event which will give the jam a nice mix of flavours. The music will start from 3pm so bring your instrument and have some fun!

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BayFM gets serious about donations A Vital Vote for Members of BayFM to change the Constitution will be held at a Special General Meeting in the Byron Community and Cultural Centre (SCU Room) at 6.30pm on

Wednesday 28th May 2008. Why? 2 reasons really. First we are applying to become a TAX DEDUCTIBLE charity. To do this we need 75% of our membership base to vote. While there, we propose also to alter our proxy votes to 2 per member. This brings us in line with contemporary industry organisational structures. Help us help you and the community. BayFM is community owned and volunteer driven. Tax deductibility is just another opportunity for BayFM to give back to our financial supporters. So please, join us and vote on Wednesday 28th May 2008 and support community radio.

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CULTURE ART – SEEING WATER The curators for Marine Visions at Retrospect Galleries have remarked on the high level of the quality of work they have had for their competition. The opening coincides with the Underwater Festival Opening. It's now time for the public to come out and view the show. As you know the judges are important influences in our community. Jeff Dawson, Jan Barham, Steven Alderton, Sue Muddiman, and Candy Baker have offered to select the work that they see as the

most worthy. With over 60 entries, this is a community event that includes artists and asks them to share their environmental awareness of marine life and the beautiful ocean we live so near to. The artist have been asked to use their medium to show just what the world beneath the water means to them. A seafood dinner is also planned for Bo's Cafe next door. Exhibition and launch opens this Friday at 7pm.


After an absence of nearly two years the national touring opera company Co-Opera is returning for one night only with a performance of La Traviata at the Byron Entertainment Centre on Saturday. Several of the very famous arias will be sung in their beautiful Italian, but much of the performance is in English. Verdi’s La Traviata is set amongst the glamour of exotic parties with excesses of wine, love and living – making LA TRAVIATA AT THE BYRON tthis opera an ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE ON SATURDAY iideal focus to the

Gala Event! The evening will be an entertainment extravaganza. Doors open at 6pm for pre-show canapés (with wine, champagne, beer and soft drinks on sale) while roving Circus Arts performers provide enthralling entertainment. The Opera starts at 7.30pm and runs until 10pm with a 30-minute interval. After the show, there will be an opportunity for drinks with the Co-Opera cast and crew. This Gala Opera Event is for all classical music fans and also an opportunity for anyone who enjoys an elegant night out. So dress to impress! With Mother's Day the following week, this event is a perfect treat for the 'mother' of your family. But don't delay! All tickets are assigned seating – so the best ones are going fast! Tickets, which include delicious canapés, circus performances and the opera, are $70 ($75 on the day if available) or $95 for VIP (the front three rows) and booking is essential. For bookings and information: www. byronentertainmentcentre. or call 6685 6566.

self in the most eloquent and hysterical of terms, George is an international performer who has performed all over the world. He appears with me as MC and Liam Holm as support on Friday 9 May at the Bang Thai's Cafe Comedy. $35 for a meal and a show. Meals are served from 6.30pm. Show kicks off at 8pm.

AUSTEN TAYHUS RETURNS If you haven't heard of Austen Tayshus, then you obviously having been paying very close attention. For over 20 years this Ray Ban-wearing icon of stand up has been at the helm of the Good Ship Satire. Austen is renowned for mouthing off. Big time. He is fearlessly funny. He says things that you wouldn't dare think. He's a cultural provocateur who loves a challenge. Never try and temper a Tayshus gig with a pre-show warning to the standup super star. Every one who has ever tried has lived to regret it. 'Mate if you could not mention the

STANDUP COMEDY GEORGE AT CAFE COMEDY Standup comedian George Smilovici is the feature performer at this month's Cafe Comedy in Bangalow. Renowned for his infamous 'I'm so tuff' routine, George makes his mark by voicing the inner monologue. Able to articulate the search for

bodgy renovations in the beergarden.' Austen will walk on stage and do a 30 minute set about the shit beergarden. He is not a suck. In fact, he's the complete opposite. A whirlwind of energy and attitude he never hits twice in the same spot. As a fellow comedian, one of the most impressive qualities about Austen Tayshus is his sense of danger. He loves to take performance and audiences to the edge. He sees himself as on a mission, to rediscover just what it is to be Australian. His standup calls into question, over and over again, our cultural values, our bigotry, our personal politics, the way we think the way we live. Every Austen show is different. He weaves together something from the room, something from his bag of tricks and something that is current. Personally I am quite interested to hear just what he has to say about Kevin Rudd! He performs at the Byron Services Club's glorious Pandanus Lounge on Monday 12 May with Mandy Nolan as MC and Mullum mumma, the very funny Ellen Briggs as support. Tickets can be booked by phoning 6684 3443 or are available at the club for $15/20.

SCARRED NOT SCARED – COMEDY WITH JULIA WILSON Bouncer, accountant, standup comedian Julia Wilson returns to the road in April, with a knapsack full


of her dubious morals. Julia fearlessly travels the globe in search of new scars. With her scars as her trophies – she won’t be scared to show you where they are!! Described by many as the toughest woman in comedy she is about to unleash her one-woman show on the nation, Scarred Not Scared. Julia has spent the last four years pounding pavements around the world causing sore faces and stomachs to spasm with her material, from the Edinburgh festival to the clubs of South Africa, now its Australia’s turn to be exposed the wrath of ‘The Wilson’. From bouncer to accountant to Australia's hottest export in comedy, Julia has been tearing through audiences with truelife tales that endear her to all who listen. She's at the Byron Bay Community Centre at 8pm for $10 on Friday 9 May.

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As I’ve never really ventured too far into the commercial club-scene I felt it was about time to interview someone local that does. Kristin is a Hip-Hop and R’n’B girl at heart. As a resident DJ at Cocomangas, Byron Bay on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Byron Bay for the last five years and on Friday nights at the Ballina Hotel for the last three years, Kristin proves to be a pro. Her repertoire consists of a mix of R’n’B, Retro, Dance and Hip-Hop. As part of the Showgirls at Cocomangas, Kristin has also performed in many different characters at plenty of theme nights dancing around poles and on top of podiums. The girl knows that dance-floor! I am convinced she has got the clubbers wrapped around her fingers like she’s got her legs wrapped around the poles. Q: With a three and a five year residency under your belt you quite likely are envied by many other DJs in the Byron Shire, what got you so much regular DJ-work do you think? A: ‘I would have to say it’s because I am versatile in the music that I play. If the crowd is not dancing, I change the

music. My aim is to keep the floor pumping.’ Q: For someone that has been playing regularly/ professionally for that long you’ve been ‘flying DJ KRISTIN AT COCOMANGAS under the radar’ successfully. You’ve and I say, say ‘NOW! to drugdrug kept a low profile, why? law-reform’ for all drugs. A: ‘I do keep a low profile and I love DJ-ing at Cocomangas because it’s a different crowd WINSOME HOTEL, every night!’ Lismore This Friday 2nd the Q: How long, in your Underground is made up opinion should a club be open for? 3am, 5am or 7am of DJs Magoo and Stevie Stars, the man who gives ...and why? Rock a new meaning when A: ‘3am because all venues behind the decks. Go take a have a 2am curfew, could fresh look! you imagine how messy everyone would be? If there ELSEWHERE, was no curfew I'd say 5am Surfers Paradise because of all the people If you appreciate who work in the hospitality contemporary tunes and a industry and wanna go out!’ full dance-floor then Friday Q: Where do you go out to to Sunday gives you exactly when you aren’t DJ-ing? that. A: ‘A nice restaurant.’ Elsewhere’s bar staff has Q: Will you be going to got the mix right, the sound Mardi Grass this weekend? is chunky, the clubbers are A: ‘No unfortunately I will fussy and the DJs know their be working, but have fun trade. Check the listings for if you’re going and think of this weekend’s line-up or me!’ go to www.elsewherebar. I think, ‘happy Mardi Grass’

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imbin’s sixteent sixteenth n h annual MardiGrass pro omi m ses to promises be the real thing this year as the police have been working very hard to rid the village of cannabis lately. Nimbin would be a holy town if it happened to be in the Himalayas! The big difference being that dreadlocked spiritual seekers smoking chillums are revered in India, but arrested in Nimbin. The developers who want to “clean up our act” forget so much of our north coast inspiration came from pot, and still does for many. In our village we did our own cannabis café trial some years ago and some of your readers will remember the pure joy of the sanity of being able to enjoy a hassle free purchase of reasonably priced cannabis. Until the local national party member Thomas George procured a bunch of letters, largely from Nimbin church elders, complaining about police inaction. Everyone seemed to know about the cafes and the town had never felt better. We were told by the police minister who had old months earlier officially told Parliament there was no evidence of cannabis cafes in Nimbin, he now had no choice but to authorise major raids on the cafes that were openly trading. Our point had been made, yet nothing has changed. s So a highlight of this year’s MardiGrass is a presentation by Dr Alexx Wodak (President of the e m Australian Drug Law Reform le Foundation) of a taxable ply pl regulated cannabis supply ed model. He will be supported ogy by Professor of Criminology Paul Wilson from Bond Uni, the legendary Ed Rosenthal from the USA and others who can’t be named because they get paid by the government! Its high time Australia had a fresh look at its grotesque ‘war on drugs’, truly the massive elephant in the room no-one can notice. And

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wh hy not the e nort th coast off why north NSW to trial a model mod del of treattNSW ing cannabis users with some respect? They may have softened on personal users by issuing cautions but the NSW government and police treat ‘dealers’ like serious criminals. Ninety-nine percent of people can’t grow their own and their sickening reefer madness propaganda and prejudice keep the jails overcrowded even as new ones are being built. There are several models overseas now legalising the supply of cannabis. In America, the country where the war on drugs started, there are eleven states which have legalised medical cannabis and in California, there are over four hundred vending machines on the street which pop out a bag of pot when you push the right buttons, which involves a card and your fingerprints. Amsterdam has had cannabis cafes for over twenty years now. Spain has decriminalised personal amounts of all illicit drugs. After years of Howard’s 1950s style, completely ignorant fear based propaganda, like all of us pot smokers will

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Grass is the industrial hemp expo at 10.30am each day in Peace Park led by the eminent Dr Keith Bolton and Klara Marosszeky. We’ll give everyone a glimpse of the enormous potential hemp has to help in restoring the planet to a healthy state. Fortunately NSW Parliament recently announced new legislation allowing larger scale cultivation of industrial hemp in this state, in line with other states. We’re still only allowed to feed high protein omega rich hemp seed products to our pets and livestock. No human consumption, ironic in these times of global

food sshortage! hortage!! Aus stralia and d Ne New Australia Zealand aare Ze re yyet et to falll in n line with other western countries that have all realised the amazing nutritional value of hemp seed. Recent police tactics in Nimbin with Lismore council inspectors in tow have shown their absolute terror at anything at all out of the ordinary. Will Nimbin fold to

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become another sterile tourist town with busloads of elderly from the gold coast who aren’t even allowed to buy a cookie so they can have a restful night’s sleep and a bit of respite from their arthritis! The law is the crime! And we, your inland pot smoking brothers and sisters want you to show your colours at this year’s protest rally. Come for the whole weekend if you can ($50 gets you a campsite at the Showground and an all weekend pass.). There’ll be half a dozen stages happening but above all else, this is a fiesta with a cause, and a goo good one. The war on drugs scar scarcely touches most of us, the fattest cats on the planet. We We’re not in the Bali jail, or sho shot in Thailand, or one of the Americans arrested eve forty-six seconds for every can cannabis. We are alive and fre to come and join this free ef effort at highlighting the ab absurdity of criminalising p people for smoking a h herb.

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Television Guide 1. If surreal black comedy is to your taste try Ferpect Crime (SBS, Friday 10.20pm). The Spanish do it so well. 2. Kate and Leopold is a sugary confection, in which Hugh Jackman is impossibly gallant, and Meg Ryan sleepwalks through her role. Like the eighteenth century, funny in spots. 3. Episode 3 of the second set of Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith (Ten, Sunday 9pm), is the best of the new bunch, with special effects and convoluted plot meeting in a fragile balance.

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Don Page MP Member for Ballina Electorate Office: Suite 1, 7 Moon Street, Ballina

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I recently raised in Parliament the difficult times the tourism industry is experiencing in the Ballina electorate, the North Coast and, indeed, across New South Wales. The Ballina electorate experienced an extremely difficult tourist season during December/ January due to persistent rain and floods. The flood in the Richmond River in January led to a fish kill of enormous proportions, forcing the closure of the river to recreational and professional fishing. This, together with a long period of wet weather, did enormous damage to the local tourism industry. An economic impact survey undertaken by Northern Rivers Tourism estimated a loss of $18.2 million to the tourism industry in the Northern Rivers region. Ballina Shire receives, on average, 252,000 overnight visitors each year, which generates $79million worth of business

for the Shire. Byron Shire receives, on average, 653,000 overnight visitors a year generating $362million worth of business. These figures indicate the importance of the tourism industry to the local economy and the need for support and adequate promotion. A recent Tourism Business Alliance report recommended that the New South Wales Government increase its tourism marketing budget by $20 million a year above the current level with the aim of increasing New South Wales tourism’s share of the national market. I strongly support this recommendation because it will increase the number of visitors, both domestic and international, to New South Wales. This will in turn lead to an increase in investment, innovation and employment in the tourism industry, including in regional areas such as the North Coast.

Whale watching from Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach lookout

I was therefore pleased to see the Federal and State governments announce a $600,000 tourism recovery package for the North Coast following the floods. Local State Nationals members lobbied for this assistance package, as did Federal members. The local tourism industry has contributed a further $215,000. Northern Rivers Tourism has established a committee to oversee the implementation of the promotional package, which will include advertising, publicity, skills development workshops and new promotional visuals for the Northern Rivers region. A further $1.1million campaign in conjunction with Jetstar was recently announced. I am sure that I am joined by local businesses in looking forward to seeing the benefits of the new promotional campaign.

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Health inquiry Pacific Highway update Governemnt grants Relay for life Youth Council meeting

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Lobbying of state government to increase library funding

Recently, I met with Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries Director, Martin Field to receive petitions lobbying for increased funding from the State Government. I tabled the petitions in Parliament when it resumed this year. I am a strong supporter of Mr Field and the petitioners and agree that the State Government’s cuts to public libraries is a disgrace with libraries now receiving on average 7% funding from the State Labor Government. Library funding has been cut consecutively over the last four years. In the past decade this State Labor Government has cut their State subsidy from 17.7% in Ballina Shire to 9.27% and from 20.54% in Byron Shire to 9.27%. Former Premier Bob Carr in 2003, prior to the State election, promised to increase library funding, but in fact it has been cut drastically. Insufficient funding means local libraries can’t replace or purchase enough new books and can only provide limited services such as internet access. Libraries play an important role in the local community, providing facilities for people who may not have access to services such as the internet. Libraries have the potential to provide a wide range of important communication and information services for the community, if given adequate funding. I have previously met with Mr Field to discuss the decreased funding and the problems created for libraries due to the State Government’s cuts. I also attended a rally held in Sydney at Parliament House late last year protesting against the funding cuts. Regional areas have a greater need for library funding due to the lack of public transport and the number of smaller communities requiring library services. In the Ballina Shire library membership is well over 50% of the population. The NSW State Government are the highest taxing State in this country and yet they are providing much lower funding for libraries than any other State in Australia. Queensland provide more than double the amount of funding to their libraries compared to NSW Government funding. The library funding cuts were part of a long list of this State Government’s funding cuts, especially to regional areas.

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L-R Hospitality Teacher Odette Aitchison with students, Stevie Giltrap, David Esler, Jodie Manton, Lucy Westphalan, Member for Ballina, Don Page and Ballina High School Principal, Ros Mayberry.

Construction students Marshall Doro, Damien Sommerville and Brendan Martin in the process of constructing cabinets for their new workshop with teacher, Paul Frangos.

I recently visited Ballina High’s Trade School, which provides leading edge facilities for training in the hospitality and construction trades. The completed facilities cost over $2million to build and are now being utilised to great effect by students. Ballina High School offers two HSC pathways. It offers the academic pathway to prepare students for university as well as the trade school pathway for those who wish to undertake a trade. The hospitality school incorporates state of the art stainless steel cooking facilities with the capacity for 24 students at any one time, cold and dry storage areas, all of the necessary equipment, utensils and an outdoor eating area. The outdoor eating area provides the opportunity for the school to host their own functions and at the same time showcase the talents of their students. One of the students, Lucy Westphalan, has already attained a school based hospitality apprenticeship with the Byron Beach Hotel. Ballina High School is leading the way among the three trade schools currently operating in NSW. Ballina has more apprentices and trainees than the other two schools, and Principal, Ros Mayberry, is hopeful that these numbers will continue to increase as more students take up the opportunity of courses in the Trade School.

Ballina Electorate Woman Of The Year 2008

I was pleased to announce highly respected Bundjalung Elder, Bertha Kapeen as this year’s recipient of the Ballina Electorate Woman Of The Year for 2008. It is hard to put a measure on the enormous contribution Bertha has made to greater understanding of the Bundjalung culture and to reconciliation between aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities. Bertha has been a tireless volunteer worker in many areas including aboriginal education and health. She was one of the first aboriginal people to be offered a position with the Department of Education and subsequently went on to advise on policy for Aboriginal education. Bertha maintains a strong connection and involvement with the Fox Street Preschool and also runs a program through Southern Cross University on cultural awareness for doctors. A large number of community representatives and friends gathered at the award presentation at the Ballina RSL Club to honour Bertha. The large number of people representing a wide range of community groups who gathered to honour Bertha was testament to the wonderful work she has done over the years. She has touched the lives of so many people in a profoundly positive way. She is extremely deserving of this award. I believe it is doubly appropriate that Bertha should be our Woman of The Year in the same year that the Federal Government and the people of Australia formally said sorry to the Bertha Kapeen receiving her Ballina Electorate Woman of the Year 2008 stolen generations. Award from Don Page On behalf of the Ballina Electorate I sincerely thank Bertha for her marvellous contribution in making our community a better and more harmonious place.

Congratulations to Brook 2007 Australian Business

I congratulate Brookfarm o Australian Business of the company to win this prest 137 finalists to win. I appla dedication to producing hi small and medium busine in our horticultural industr regard and their ‘can do’ a Pam and Martin Brook’s go provide employment for 1 available in the Northern R Australia and the rest of the The Brookfarm Team receiving the Telstra 2007 Business of the Year Award to the U.S., Canada, Europ Pam and Martin Brook are wonderful examples of what small businesses can I again, sincerely congratulate Pam and Martin Brook and the staff at Brookfa

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Leader of The Nationals Andrew Stoner, NSW Liberal Leader Barry O’Farrell, and Don Page MP

I was pleased to attend the Shadow meeting in the Tweed in March to dis issues. The Shadow Cabinet held numerous co sessions with local groups. I along with Tweed MP Geoff Provest MP Thomas George and Clarence Cansdell have been very keen to get th Cabinet to visit the North Coast. The meeting was aimed at listenin community and hearing ideas and in North Coast residents. Shadow Mini part in more than 60 meetings with co

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on their outstanding achievement in winning the Telstra 2007 e Year Award. Brookfarm are the first food manufacturing tigious award and were chosen from 3,800 nominations and aud Pam and Martin Brook and their staff for their vision, their igh quality products and the inspiration they provide to other ess operators. The type of value adding Brookfarm provide ries is to be encouraged. I commend their leadership in this approach to value adding. ood work has many benefits for the Ballina electorate. They 17 staff. Brookfarm products showcase the very best produce Rivers region and promote the region’s clean green image to e world. Brookfarm sell their products nationally and overseas pe, Japan, Scandinavia, India and South East Asia. n achieve and the benefits they bring to their local community. arm for their marvellous achievements.

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State Government’s Health inquiry backflip on 10km comes to the limit for older Northern Rivers drivers welcomed

I was pleased to see that the Coalition pressure on the State Governm Labor Government had resulted in the Government’s backflip introd over the introduction of a ten kilometre radius restriction for older drivers. Labor’s flawed plan would have severely restricted the travel ti i options off seniors in the Ballina Electorate and it was strongly opposed by the National Party. I’m pleased the Government has listened to the concerns we raised on behalf of seniors across NSW. But it is disappointing Morris Iemma and Eric Roozendaal have ignored other aspects of the Coalition policy and kept mandatory driving tests for over-85s and refused to commit to improved education for drivers of all ages. Many older drivers in the Ballina electorate expressed their deep concern at the Iemma Government’s proposed changes to the licensing of older drivers, which they believe to be unfair and discriminatory. After widely consulting with the community the NSW Nationals/Liberals Coalition have developed an alternative scheme, which replaces fear with respect. The alternate NSW Coalition licensing scheme for older drivers involves: • Abolition of mandatory aged based driver tests to bring NSW into line with other States like Victoria and Queensland; • Continuation of appropriate medical testing from age 80; • Opposition to Labor’s proposed 10km radius restricted licences; • Improved education for all drivers, including senior drivers. Whether a driver is 35, 55 or 85 the only issue should be whether or not they have an ability to drive. This reflects the approach operating in Victoria based on a ‘person’s functional ability to drive’ and aims to keep people driving for as long as they can safely do so. I believe older drivers with superior safety records deserve the community’s congratulations and praise for their diligent approach to road safety.

Opposition to privatisation of power generation Privatisation of electricity generation by the NSW Iemma Labor Government has not been demonstrated to be of benefit to the people of NSW. I cannot support the privatisation of power generation because it would leave the community exposed to rapidly increasing power prices and uncertain service levels, especially in non-metropolitan areas of the State like the North Coast. The NSW Labor Government has no mandate to privatise electricity generation. Indeed, prior to the last State election Premier Iemma said his Government ‘had no plans to privatise power generation in NSW’. The great majority of people I talk to do not support the privatisation of electricity generation – regarded as an essential item for households. The failure of the NSW Labor Government to invest in its electricity generation plants is the reason why they want to privatise power generation. I am also very concerned about electricity consumers in NSW being beholden to foreign or domestic power companies whose primary goal is to maximise profits for their shareholders. The NSW Labor Government has not made a convincing case for the privatisation of power generation. Generally the community is opposed and would like the Government of the day to retain control over such an essential service critical to almost every household in the State.

After strong lobbying from my colleague, Thomas George, Member for Lismore and myself the Special Commission of Inquiry into the NSW Health System met at Lismore Base Hospital on Monday 28 April. We called for the Commission to visit the North Coast because our hospitals are in dire need of infrastructure, beds and staff. Thomas George and I have both been lobbying for many years for the completion of the Lismore Hospital Redevelopment including the cancer treatment unit for example. There is also the need for the Byron Shire Central Hospital. The State Labor Government are not only guilty of severe mismanagement of the States health system, but also grossly underfunding the system. According to the National Public Health Expenditure Report compiled by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, NSW spends less per person on health than any other State or Territory in Australia. State/Territory Public health spend per person NT $273.08 ACT $100.86 TAS $80.27 WA $75.10 SA $70.48 VIC $65.19 QLD $64.11 NSW $62.29

Ballina bypass update

The preferred contractors who are to work with the RTA on completing the Ballina bypass have been announced. There are four contractors who will form an alliance with the RTA. The four contractors are Leighton Contractors, Maunsell AECOM, Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation and Coffey Geotechnics. The 12.4km dual carriageway is due for completion in mid-2012. Tenders for the work are expected to be let in the next few months.

Update on the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade The preferred route for the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway Upgrade was selected in February 2007. Following the RTA’s submission of an application for approval of the project to the Department of Planning, the Director-General of the Department of Planning has issued a list of requirements to be addressed by the RTA in an environmental assessment of the project. The proposed Highway access strategy was released by the RTA in January 2008 and is on display at the RTA’s website at, at the Ballina RTA office or the Ballina and Byron Shire Council Chambers.

Praise for high visibility policing I commend Local Area Commander, Superintendent Bruce Lyons on his policy of targeting crime hotspots in his command. The recent high visibility saturation operation in crime hotspots is what the community is looking for to reduce anti-social behaviour and criminal activity. Places like Ballina, Lennox Head and Alstonville do have small groups of people involved in anti-social activity and the community wants to see the police active in stamping such behaviour out. High visibility policing works in reducing antisocial and criminal activity and protects the wider community.

I officially opened the Hotel Henry Rous in Ballina recently. The redeveloped hotel is an open-plan, family friendly environment and shows the ongoing confidence people have in investing in Ballina.


COASTAL CONNECTION Bangalow Sports Association receives $200,000

$44,000 in sports grants for Ballina Electorate

Ballina Touch Football Association

Don Page MP, Jan Barham â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Byron Shire Mayor, Councillor Ray Kestle, Minister for Sport & Recreation, the Hon. Graham West at the announcement of the $200,000 State Budget

I welcomed the announcement in January by Minister West of the $200,000 grant under the Regional Sports Facilities Program to be made to Bangalow Sports Association. The money will be used to fund the much needed extension of sporting facilities at Bangalow. I lobbied Minister West to ensure this grant was made available. This is a very worthy project and I am extremely pleased that the Bangalow Sports Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application was successful. This project will enhance the range, availability and quality of sport and recreational facilities for a wide range of sporting groups including soccer, netball, rugby union, AFL, softball and athletics. The development will also include a cycleway around the perimeter of the sporting ďŹ elds. The existing playing ďŹ elds are not able to cope with the current demand for ďŹ eld sports in the Bangalow community and this project will increase participation in sport and recreation. The Bangalow Sports Association has an excellent record of developing sporting facilities on their own over the past 30 years. The Association and the general community get behind all their projects in a big way and have not generally relied on Government or Council for support. However, for this signiďŹ cant project they have successfully sought funding from both the Department of Sport and Recreation and Byron Shire Council in addition to the substantial community contribution. It has development application approval and work is ready to commence. I am keen, however, to ensure the work does not worsen the ďŹ&#x201A;ood situation for affected Bangalow residents. I congratulate the Bangalow Sports Association on their efforts to achieve this successful funding bid.

Ballina Junior Rugby League

Recently I announced four local sporting projects had received a total of $44,000 in funding under the Department of Sport and Recreationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007/08 Capital Assistance Program. The popular sports grants scheme assisted with the establishment and enhancement of facilities across a range of recreational activities. The successful recipients were: I Ballina Junior Rugby League received $15,000 for an upgrade of electrical lighting supply at Kingsford Smith Park I Mullumbimby Tennis Association received $14,000 for an upgrade of surfaces of two tennis courts at Mullumbimby Recreational Ground; I Ballina Touch Football Association received $10,000 for an upgrade of lighting at Saunders Oval; and I Le-Bar Boardriders Incorporated received $5,000 for the purchase of a trailer for sporting equipment. These grants are matched dollar for dollar by the individual sporting groups who have demonstrated their ability to ďŹ nancially contribute to their particular project. This funding will be well received by the successful applicants and keen sports people in the community.

Relay for life I was pleased to support the Byron Shire Relay For Life held at Mullumbimby on Saturday 29th April. 43 teams took part in the event to raise money for cancer research and increase awareness of prevention, treatment and support for cancer sufferers and their carers. I congratulate the organisers and all those who took part in raising over $52,000, far exceeding their goal of around $20,000. Ballina also had a very successful Relay for Life in November last year. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to see so much local support for a very important cause that affects so many in the community.

Ballina Youth Council Meeting

I recently met with the Ballina Youth Council. Acting Mayor David Wright joined myself and students from Alstonville High School, Ballina High School, Emmanuel College, Southern Cross K-12 School and Xavier Catholic College at the Ballina Council Chambers for the meeting. We discussed various topics including law and order issues, transport and changes to the drivers licensing requirements for learner and provisional license holders. It was a very valuable and informative meeting and it is intended to reconvene a further meeting later in the year.

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I can assist you with matters administered by NSW State Government Departments. The following are just some of the areas of responsibility of the NSW Government. I/<?646;.933.6?@I426;4.;16@./696AF(2?C602@ I4?60B9AB?2I?A@I<::B;6AF(2?C602@I;2?4F I.6?)?.16;4I6@52?62@I.:6;4.;1'.06;4 I<B@6;4I#.6;'<.1@.;1)?.;@=<?AI$.A6<;.9&.?8@ I$.AB?.9'2@<B?02@I&9.;;6;4I&<9602".D.;1%?12? I&B/960<@=6A.9@I'246<;.92C29<=:2;A I(05<<91B0.A6<;.;1)I(:.99B@6;2@@ I(=<?A.;1'20?2.A6<;I(A.A2<?2@A@I)<B?6@:

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As a State Member, my ofďŹ ce is able to provide a range of services and detailed information on a variety of topics, including: I NSW Seniors Card applications and NSW Seniors Card Discount Directories I Justice of the Peace application forms I Congratulatory messages for certain birthdays and wedding anniversaries I How to correctly prepare a petition for tabling in State Parliament I Details of State Government grants and funding opportunities I Enrolling to vote and changing your address on the Electoral Roll I Details of public holidays and daylight saving I Supply of State Flags to approved community organisations I State Representative CertiďŹ cates for people who represent NSW in various competitive ďŹ elds I NSW Remembers CertiďŹ cates for World War II Veterans I Information and assistance with any State Government matter

Contact Don Page and his staff, Toni and Donna, by calling 6686 7522 or email: or dropping into Suite 1, 7 Moon St Ballina or writing to PO Box 1018 Ballina, NSW 2478

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NEVER BACK DOWN Nobody would expect goofy teenage schoolboys to sit at home reading Pride and Prejudice in their hols, it’s just a shame that they are so easily exploited by the film industry. The title of this is warning enough and the story adheres rigidly to the orthodoxy of nice guy versus bully. Jake, widowed Mom and little brother Charlie move from Iowa to Florida. He has form as a gun gridiron player (he also has a terrific T-shirt with ‘Football is Everything’ on it – I wish I had one of them). Ryan is the blue-eyed psychopath at the new school. He invites Jake to his mansion for a party and all the kids arrive in their Mustangs and Corvettes, get stuck into the cocktails and frolic with drop dead gorgeous chicks, nearly all of whom are in bikinis. Jake’s eye is on Baja, who enters in slo-mo. She’s in

a low cut white dress, has long blonde hair and a pasty face (there’s no accounting for taste). Ryan challenges Jake, who of course doesn’t want to fight, and belts the living daylights out of the newcomer. But, like Paul Newman in ‘Cool Hand Luke’, he keeps getting up because ... well, see the title. Jake's pride is stung, so he joins the local back street gym, run by the charismatic Senegalese, Jean Roqua. His black mentor, played by Djimon Hounsou, everybody’s favourite noble African, pulls out all the stops in teaching Jake restraint as well as murderous martial skills. He flares his considerable nostrils, grinds his jaw and frequently breaks out in tiny beads of sweat all over his bald, goateed head. There are ‘bros’ and ‘dudes’ dropped at the rate of knots and a nod to popular psychology, with all of the

blokes – Jake, Ryan and Jean – having father issues. Jake’s was killed when he was driving drunk, Ryan’s belittles him in front of his crew and Jean’s disowned him back in Brazil when the older son was murdered in a bar. So everybody is neatly absolved of their behaviour and left free to carry on with the biff. It is just a matter of time till the showdown and when it comes, so assiduously have the numbers been written by, that it’s not impossible to enjoy the slugfest – yes, at one point Jake looks a goner – and, with the rest of the boofheads in the cinema, relish the thrashing of Ryan. Needless to say, like Mister Darcy, Jake gets the girl. John Campbell SMART PEOPLE About halfway through this excruciatingly dull movie there is a bite from a track off Led Zeppelin III. It is an acoustic number, all amber and melancholy, which doubtless was the mood intended for that moment on screen. The music was lovely and lifted me briefl y out of the doldrums, but do you think I could name the tune? The story is about Lawrence Wetherhold, a self-absorbed, disillusioned and rather boorish, widowed college professor who belatedly finds new love. He is a character altogether unworthy of sympathy. Dennis Quaid, who plays him, is asked to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear but succeeds only in demonstrating why he has never stepped up from sterling support actor to leading man. With a livelier script he may have done better but, floundering between woebegone comedy and family drama, it is neither fish nor fowl and


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struggles vainly to provoke any emotional or mirthful response – admittedly, many of the largely youthful female audience tittered at much of it, but I barely raised a smile. As Wetherhold’s daughter, Vanessa, Ellen Page reprises the role she so perfectly filled in Juno, but here the flipness and cute disdain she displayed in that film comes across as merely unpleasant and glib smart arsedness – let’s hope she’s not a onetrick pony. Thomas Hayden Church provides some drollness as Wetherhold’s adopted brother Chuck, a dope smoking ne’er do well, whose status as adoptee is harped on presumably to avoid any suggestion of incest when, unbelievably, Vanessa makes amorous overtures towards him. Sarah Jessica Parker, looking more like a straw haired scarecrow every day, is Janet, the former student who falls for the undeserving prof. I had no idea what she saw in the bloke and I reckon if you asked Ms Parker she wouldn’t either. The dourness is not helped by the picture’s depressingly dark, cold palette, while the intended jokes are as dead as doornails and usually seen coming from over the horizon – e.g., when Chuck, on the street, yells out to Wetherhold to remind him of his advice regarding what he should say to Janet. ‘Remember, I’m sorry, I love you!’ If you guessed that there’d be two black homeys in earshot who then look at each other like ‘what a poofter,’ then you got it in one. But there was a happy ending. Homeward bound, crossing Keyes Bridge, the Zepps’ song came to me. That’s the Way. John Campbell

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THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is directed by Julian Schnabel and won the Best Director Award at Cannes (2007). The film looks into the real-life experience of a man who is locked in his body, fully aware and sentient, but unable to communicate. A terrible torture, especially for a man of words. Schnabel, a painter, has applied his artistic aesthetic to making this film, pushing cinematographer Janusz Kaminski into extremes. Mathieu Amalric stars as Jean-Dominique Bauby, a successful and charismatic editor of French Elle, at the peak of his career. When he

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Victoria Cosford Food matched with beer? The mere notion made me feel full, not to mention dubious in the extreme. But then, I've long been a wine-girl - and, apart from a brief ďŹ&#x201A;ing with light ales in the eighties and a foray into cider as an impoverished university student, I have rarely touched the stuff, let alone contemplated combining it with a meal. All these thoughts hurtled through my mind upon hearing that there was to be a beer lunch at Byron Bay's PaciďŹ c Dining Room, to be hosted by Dr Charles (Chuck) Hahn. After conversations with both him and head chef David Moyle, whose job it will be to match the lunch with the beers, together with a spot of research, I am now able, at least, to consider the possibilities. Chuck Hahn is the founder, director and brewmaster of a boutique brewery called the Matt Shovel Brewery, one product of which is the James Squire family of beers. These are hand-crafted quality beverages designed speciďŹ cally to suit the palate of the beer connoisseur, in an age when leaps and bounds have been made in the manufacture of brews, and with that a slowly-changing perception. Chuck was Technical Manager for Lion Breweries in Auckland, New Zealand before founding the Hahn Brewery in Sydney in the late eighties. Australia's largest microbrewery, this became part of Tooheys Brewery and Lion Nathan in 1993 and the Hahn Premium Lager and Hahn Ice brands became national brands. It has long been Chuck's main focus to encourage consumers to have an organoleptic appreciation of beers and to match them with ďŹ ne food, always mindful of moderation. In his campaign for quality over quantity, it is his personal quest to teach consumers about how to mix ďŹ ne beers with ďŹ ne foods, to change the way people look at beer and to address its image problem. He's not the only one doing this. In the States there is a brewmaster/author called Garrett Oliver who has published a tome entitled 'Matching Beer & Food at the Brewmaster's Table', who talks about 'ďŹ&#x201A;avour hooks', that part of the beer's ďŹ&#x201A;avour and aroma that 'matches, harmonises or accentuates the ďŹ&#x201A;avours in your food'. In an article in a beer magazine he describes 'the sweet, luscious, complex beer wrapped around the funky, buttery cheese and the two dissolved into a perfect union', then 'the deep bready ďŹ&#x201A;avour of doppelbock melting into the wondrous porky ďŹ&#x201A;avour of roast suckling pig... or the spicy, pruny ďŹ&#x201A;avours of a Belgian dubbel swooning as it caresses braised fresh bacon...' Now my curiosity is deďŹ nitely aroused! Chuck himself tells

me that any time food displays excessive spice, sour, pickled, battered, or sweet richness then it is probably wasted on wine, so that beer is the better choice. He talks about the three Cs to which other beer writers allude, namely Complement, Contrast and Cleanse (or Cut). Beer and food, he says, can do all three together. Quite simply, beer has a much wider range of ďŹ&#x201A;avours than wine does as well as carbonation which cleanses and lifts the palate and cuts through any richness in the food. Cheese, for example, is apparently inďŹ nitely better suited to pairing with beer than with wine because it coats the tongue, thereby blunting any ďŹ&#x201A;avour the wine might have. The familiarity most of us have with matching Asian food with beers is just the tip of the iceberg. Then there's the luxurious quality beer brings to cooking with food, when it adds a lush yeasty richness to a dish â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like the peppery mussels I ate in an Angourie restaurant recently where they were simmered in stout, fresh thyme and honey. Quite sublime, especially to dunk puffy warm bread into. Strong stout, apparently, is perfect with chocolate desserts, because it is a beer made with malts that have been roasted like coffee beans, so it tastes like coffee and chocolate. Who would have thought? And meanwhile David has composed his menu for the lunch then submitted it to Chuck for the matching in the reverse of what I imagined would happen. There are seven beers to be tasted and they'll be served in wine glasses, sipped slowly and savoured alongside four courses which might include a spicy kingďŹ sh pastrami and a conďŹ t chicken with yeasted potatoes, soft egg and malted garlic. Even if this is something you only experience once, it will undeniably be a fascinating exploration into ďŹ&#x201A;avour possibilities you might never have dreamed possible; I myself am already persuaded. The beer lunch is to be held on Friday May 2 at the PaciďŹ c Dining Room, Beach Hotel, at 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Tickets are $70 a head and may be reserved by calling 6680 7055.

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Crossword 048 by Mungo MacCallum


WITH LILITH This week’s megadetermined astro vibes are among the year’s best for getting on top of something you’ve been putting off – with Thursday/ Friday’s Venus particularly promising for relationship makeovers: sorting, restructuring, brokering new agreements...

Quick Clues

Cryptic Clues

ACROSS 1. Arguments, quarrels (8) 5. Costed, evaluated (6) 10. Direct, unqualified (15) 11. Mean, selfish (10) 13. Of the rectum (4) 15. Space for sleeping (7) 17. Shocks, injuries (7) 18. Crossed, spanned (7) 19. One who retrieves or regains something (7) 21. Beers (4) 22. Journalists as a group, on the same job (5,5) 25. Surprised and confused (15) 27. Tyrant, autocrat (6) 28. Diminish, reduce (8)

ACROSS 1. Argues and expires – held rams back. (8) 5. Got a quote to have couple killed (6) 10. Honest hetero hooker, perhaps (15) 11. One gun user – bad and mean (10) 13. Turner comes back like a bum (4) 15. Place of terrible boredom (7) 17. Shocks turn Sam, turn Arthur (7) 18. Spanned the range between birth and death. (7) 19. Turn about: Grenville met resistance but became one who conquered again (7) 21. Drinks, and suffers by all reports (4) 22. Journos urge on firm royal rider (5,5) 25. Expanded over small band, but shortly thrown into confusion (15) 27. Harsh ruler from French locality (6) 28. Reduce iron? (8)

DOWN 1. Interrupt, interfere (7) 2. Male title (3) 3. Music for workers’ organizations. (5,5) 4. Anaesthetic and solvent (5) 6. Scarce, unusual (4) 7. Cigarette addict (5-6) 8. Tricks, cheats (7) 9. Excited, stimulated (8) 12.Unsteadinesses, frivolities (11) 14. Definite, selected ((10) 16. Large decapod crustaceans (3,5) 18. Woven, plaited (7) 20. Remainder, rest (7) 21. Black (heraldic) (5) 24. Trademark (4) 26. Hot drink (3)

Last week’s solution

DOWN 1.Interfere in operation of Bundist urban plan (7) 2. Master Italian – yes, right. (3) 3. Joe Hill and Old Paint, perhaps – or even Here Comes the Bride (5,5) 4. I quit alternative number (5) 6.Very few gunners about (4) 7. Drug addict uses smack (heroin) (5-6) 8. Acted over detective Murray’s tricks (7) 9. Footy bosses speak – I’m excited! (8) 12. Frivolities that could be caused by 4 down (11) 14. Definite but circumstantial (10) 16. Fairy Queen takes messy crud and sulphur to produce gastronomic joys! (3,5) 18. Woven support sadly died. (7) 20. Live around uranium waste product (7) 23. Fur from small backward island (5) 24. Russian absurdist loses his head and somersaults – a trademark (4) 26. Drink from docked nipple (3)

ARIES: Speak your mind this week, but keep it kind. Avoid expressing dissatisfaction in over blunt, potentially hurtful terms because even if you could care less, in the inescapable web of interconnectedness it’s better for your future interests to have others on side than against.


nobody does it better® The first Grand Prix tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan, has exploded into controversy over the vexed issue of preventing players shaking hands on a draw when the game has barely begun. The Baku event is using the Sofia rules, which forbid draws by agreement but allow draws by stalemate and repetition of moves. The rule has been used with success in a number of high level events and has been credited with engendering a greater fighting spirit among top players generally.

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‘I saw that 12.Nxf7 led to However in the second round the following game [at least] a draw,’ explained caused great unease among Grischuk, ‘but it is too great a handicap to play such a the Grand Prix promoters. position without preparation. Baku 2008 I am quite sure that Sergei White: A Grischuk would have [studied the line Black: S Karjakin beforehand and therefore] Opening: Queens Gambit Declined 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 played perfectly and it is next 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 to impossible to beat an oppob5 9.Ne5 Bb7 10.h4 Rg8!? nent who plays perfectly.’ A big shock for Grischuk – 10...g4 had After the game FIDE offibeen considered de rigueur. After long cials speculated that it might thought, Grischuk continued... be necessary to introduce 11.hxg5 hxg5 12.Nxf7!? Kxf7 13.e5 rules stronger than those used Nd5 14.Rh7+ Bg7 15.Qh5+ Kf8 at Canberra’s 2008 Doeberl 16.Qf3+ Ke8 17.Qh5+ Kf8 18.Qf3+ Cup, thus enabling an arbiter Ke8 19.Qh5+ Draw to force players to return to Why repeat moves, asked the the board and stop repeating spectators. (And in Azerbaijan moves if any playable alternathere are plenty of fans, with tive existed. chess ranking alongside wres‘Bullshit!’ declared Grischuk. tling, boxing and judo as one of ‘Maybe if you give me a comthe most popular sports in the puter and an hour [to look at country.) Couldn’t Grischuk the position], then I can play keep attacking with Ne4 on on. I already pay for my [poor any of his last five moves? preparation] by having to con-

cede a short draw with White.’ Karjakin agreed. ‘It is too much – players should be allowed to repeat moves.’ The debate continued to rage, with internet forums indicating that many of the tens of thousands of fans watching the Grand Prix games live on the internet also felt shortchanged. Chess’s rise as a spectator sport, especially the internet audience, may in fact be the reason the problem of short draws has exploded in recent times. In the 1970s and 80s short draws were far more frequent among the top players but, apart from World Championships, there were very few spectators to complain. 17-year-old Magnus Carlsen, the top seed in the Baku event, later put the issue into perspective. ‘The Sofia rules don’t solve all the problems but they are still a good thing.’

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VIRGO: As the cosmic merry go round slows down a bit, the Virgo home page and heart department will benefit from a little judicious rejigging. Caring and being cared for are important this week, which is auspicious for taking the initiative and speaking up about a difficult issue.

information updates can enable you to make better personal and financial choices. And take a few minutes too every day for pleasurable time out to stop and smell the roses… CAPRICORN: We all have tried and tested methods we know work, but unless we reassess and vary them they calcify into predictable responses. Try looking at yourself through other people’s eyes this week: be spontaneous – try something you’ve never done before. AQUARIUS: This week’s stars suggest servicing and nurturing your personal physical vehicle, plus giving relationships and business interests what they need to run smoothly and efficiently – practical advice which might seem unadventurous, but could save you costly headaches later on. PISCES: This week’s star scenario focuses on practicalities: financial realities, money management and making efficient use of your energy and resources. Stop yawning! Midweek Piscean Moon favours pursuits dearer to your fishy spirit: artistic, creative and intimate activities.

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Sports Roundup with Eve Jeffery

Giants back from the brink in thriller Crankin what’s happening surfside John Campbell In their first home fixture of the season, the Mullumbimby Giants gave their supporters plenty to worry about in Saturday night’s exciting clash with the previously unbeaten Kyogle Turkeys. Trailing 16-30, they rallied to overwhelm the visitors by 42-30. It was a contest in four quarters, with the first being all Mullum. The Blue and Golds started clinically and confidently, with tries to prop Robbie Goodacre and tigerish lock Andrew Moroney, who ran on to a deft pass from hooker Jake Wood and was unstoppable in a thirtymetre surge. They were pressing again when former Red Devil Chris King took an intercept and sprinted ninety metres to the line – it was the first time the Turkeys had visited Mullum’s twenty. Thereafter the Giants lost the plot. As Wise Kativerata, the fearsome Fijian lock, wrought havoc on the fringes of the ruck, the visitors skipped away to 18-10 before Bernard Browning burrowed over from dummy half after a typically chugging burst from Rick Oxley. Coach Damon Scott would have been relieved to get his charges into the sheds at 16-18, but a further setback awaited them. On the stroke of half time, a speculative chip scrambled the Giants’ defence. Full back Murray Brown was perfectly placed to defuse the danger, but the ball took a contrary bounce back towards the oncoming Kyogle player. He reached up and the ball flitted along his fingertips like a bird on a wire, until he was

Brunswick Boardriders April club round was cancelled on Sunday due to the long Anzac weekend. I was supposed to put a note in last week’s paper but instead of being a diligent sports editor, I was off with the faeries. DOH! Sorry for any inconvenience. The next comp will be the May club round on the third Sunday of May as usual. The Turkeys and Giants doing battle on Saturday night were captured by John Campbell and his trusty movie camera.

able to haul it in and crash over. It was pretty to watch, but potentially a knife to the Giants’ heart. The telling moment came early in the second half. The Kyogle number twelve decked Moroney with an olde worlde coathanger and, encouraged by the partisans in the bleachers, the referee had no compunction in offering the offender first use of the showers. Kyogle were a man short with thirty to go, but still managed to score next. Mullum were looking down the barrel. The Giants, who had twice lost the ball on the first tackle

and twice not found touch with free kicks, pulled themselves together and, running on the last, they got winger Steve Carsons over and the revival was sparked. Further tries to Jake Francisco (2), Joel Christie and Chad Grant sealed victory. It was a flawed performance from the premiers, but their self belief prevailed. They are a team with a lot of heart – a fantastic long range cover defending tackle by Sam Roberts exemplified their spirit – and they got to the finishing post in top gear. The Turkeys, gallant in defeat, were stuffed.

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Byron Bay Boardriders Next Sunday is Club round number 4 for 2008. Meet at The Wreck carpark at 7am. Hopefully everyone has managed to get amongst the epic waves we’ve had over the last two weeks. There is a meeting this Thursday at 7pm at the Services Club to discuss Sunday’s round and the huge social month of May. Congratulations to Luke Stickley in the Opens and

Nick Colbey in the Juniors for finishing second in the Boost Air Show last week on the Gold Coast, and good luck to Danny Wills and Kieran Perrow, both heading off to Teahupoo to compete in the next leg of the ASP tour.

Helen Penrose, 2nd Kay McNamara, 3rd Rachel Thomas, 4th Penny Brown; Intermediate 1st Grace Fuller, 2nd Ella McCrossin, 3rd Maddi Blue Beckerleg, 4th Taylor Butler; Advanced 1st Jade Fenech, 2nd Rachel Bonhote Mead, 3rd Lyla Wright, 4th Mel Mott; LongAll Girls Surfriders The All Girls Surfriders held board 1st Kara Nobbs, 2nd their April club round at Mel Mott, 3rd Roisin CaroBroken Head. North/north lan, 4th Maz Pentecost. easterly winds made the Headlanders 1/2–1m waves messy and a Bodyboard Club challenge to surf. The All Girls Surfriders The results for the competiClub is set for a great surfing ton on held at Ballina on showdown on the June 7-9 Sunday April 27 were: Cadets/Juniors 1st Casey long weekend. Robinson, 2nd Jimmy MarEntry forms can be found tineau, 3rd Dave Gallagher, at your local surf shop or 4thTom Halvorsen downloaded from www.allOpens: 1st Kristian Congratulations to the athy, 2nd Ben Martineau, finalists; Junior Beginner 1st 3rd Jack Cerne, 4th Ben Aolani Roy, 2nd Leesha Pre- McDonald. The next comp iser, 3rd Samantha Kay, 4th is May 18, check Inverted Georgia McPhee; 30+ 1st for details.

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The Bangalow juggernaut continued its path of destruction with a 71–3 defeat of a hapless Richmond Range. In a ruthless display of running rugby Bangalow completely dominated the men from Malanganee. Things never boded well for Richmond Range after winger Mick Busby opened the Bangalow account within seconds of the kick-off. What followed was a punishing sixty minutes of footy with the rampaging Bangalow mid-field blasting the Range into submission. Despite entering the second half with a comfortable

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d B Peacock, B Taylor, K Rule (cons.) 22 c/b. 25/4 Mixed Pairs: J Burrows, D Higham (w) 21 d J Smith, L Martin 19; H Burgess, F Somerville (r/ up) 14 d K/J Rules 11; F Paterson, P Wilson 14 d E Steele, D Taylor snr (cons) 14 c/b. Lennox Head Women 23/4 Social: N Cotter (sw lead), J Rule, M Peart 16 d N Cotter, S Nicol, E Swain 11; M Arandale, F McCarthy, M McCallum 14 d A Meagher, B Ellem, B Turner 10; L Quinn, C Lawless, E Barr 30 d V Taylor, B Knott,T Harrington 1; Rnd 1 Major Singles C’ship: G Martin 31 d O Stobart 16; D Adams 31 d E Reid 3; R Heffernan 31 d D Papas 26; M Gregor 31 d M Battese 18; M Hannaway 31 d G Moore 24; Rink Winners; R Heffernan, F Somerville(marker); r/up M Hannaway, Judy Fogarty (marker). Mullumbimby Ex Services Men 23/4: D Ottery, P Thompson, B McClymont 18 v L Boyter, L Henry, K Buckman 17; F Buckley, S Purdie, B Moore 19 v R Fenwick, T Fenwick, H Schollbach 16; A Pyzer, P Jones, T Johhston 24 v B Neate, J Estreich, J McKay 20; D Kidby, T Batson, R Day 27 v F Cornale, R Philps, P McDonald 10. No 3 Pennants: Mullum d Ocean Shores all rinks 6/0. No 7 Pennants: Cudgen 4 v Mullum 1. Mullumbimby Ex Services Women 22/4: R Mills , R Thompson 16 v S Brown, B Reglin 24; J Marrow, J Kidman 24 (winners) v J Lee, G Henry 13. Raffle: J Kidman. Ocean Shores Men 21/4 S/S Triples/Pairs Aggregates: T Larsen, J Best, B Burgess; r/up P Quirk, L Hoffman; J Sullivan, C Lee, P Earl. Raffle: K. Hosie, R Tonkin. Ocean Shores Women 23/4: A Hauser, F Crowder, N Gartner(Sec Score W on c/b) d G Fox, J Lofts, P Quirke; H Gates, K Farrell, M Flesser (r/up) d E Watson, J Williams, L McGowran; S Woolford, P Campbell, M Hosie d C Chidlow, K George, J Bartlett; B Paine, B Baber, K Kennedy d E Hill, D Grant, W Sprengel. 25/4: L McGowran, K/N Hodges; K Farrell, A Slater, M McConville; R/M James, D Whitney; J/R Bartlett, S Burgess.

BRIDGE Brunswick Valley 21/4: N/S; 1st gross/2nd net M Downey/P Hems, 2nd gross/lst net P Keyte/S Easterbrook. E/W; 2nd gross/lst net; A Gray/B Powell, lst gross/2nd net C Johnson/D Dare. 26/4: N/S 2nd gross/ lst net; J Selleck/B Simons, lst gross/2nd net; I Homfray/R Fox; E/W lst gross/net; M Solway/E Hollick, 2nd gross/net; F Armstrong/B Hughes. DARTS Brunswick Valley 23/4: Fumbles 6 d Off the Board 5; MHS R Lawrence 140; MHP O Greenhalgh 70. Workers 6 d Corndogs 5; MHS P Sheaffe 140; WHS D Cornale 138; WHP J Garrett 48. Meeting Mullum ExServices Club Mon 5/5. 30/4: Off the Board V CornDogs; Workers v Fumbles. GOLF Mullumbimby Ladies 1/5 Monthly Medal Stroke: Seeded Draw; 1st Tee 0 to 29; 9am G Lynn, F Gannell, S Kosaka; 9.06 N Carsburg, G Mackay, M Crichton; 9.12 L Riches, M Essery, M Bertoli; 9.18 N Dwyer, R Manley, E Henshaw; 9.24 K Mudgway, G Stenner. 10th Tee 30 to 45; 9am L Walker, R Wilson, A Moser; 9.06 J Stuart, J Beer, K Thomson; 9.12 T Robbins, B Woolnough, E Leclere; 9.18 G James, H Hammond, B James; 9.24 M Davey, F Brooker, J Ball; 9.30 F Hayden, G Smith, E Walker; 9.36 P Phillips, G Poynting. Kitchen A Moser/L Walker; Table M Crichton/S Kosaka. Mullumbimby Men 23/4 Single Stab: S Lovell 40; r/up H Cooper 37. 26/4 Stroke: A Lumsden 64; r/up P Hastrich 64 c/b. NTP: 5th A Berry, 9th R Graham, 12th R Lawler, 17th T Williams. Ocean Shores Men Veterans 24/4: Single Stab off Red Tees: B Lockwood 45 c/b; r/up N Adcock 45; C Godsmark 44. Scrubbers Ball: T Franks. NETBALL Brunswick Byron 3/5 Rnd 3: 12 noon arrival Table: Byron; Canteen: 12 to 1.45 Bangalow, 1.45 to 4.30 Main Arm.

Hard court duty Set up: Seastars; Tidy up: Hippies. Age and Division Court Team v Team Umpire/ s.12:30pm Games: Netta; Duty Bumble Bees. Crt 8 buttons v bubbles, ump bubbles; crt 9 bumble bees v lobsters, ump lobsters; crt 10 funkey monkeys v bliss, ump funkey monkeys; crt 11 anglefish v mighty minkies, ump anglefish. 12 and under: crt 1 seastars v ledgends, ump rachel wallen/caitlyn sheridan; crt 2 breakers v bangles, ump tess cooney/madeline bromwich; crt 3 stingrays v bluebottles, ump paige cooper/ rachel brown; crt 4 beauties v blueberries, ump tayla browning/taryn griffith; crt 6 lollipops v cheetahs, ump brooke toovey/layren carbines; bye sharks. 1.45pm Games: crt1 giants v bouche, ump dolphin/coctails; crt 2 bluebirds v brumbys, ump ashlee sheridan/bfg’s; crt 4 seahorses v taveners, ump classics/blitz; crt 6 babes v taveners, ump moonshine/jodie. 3.15pm games: crt 1 blitz v classics, ump brooke/taveners; crt 2 hippies v bratz, ump babes/bouche; crt 4 moonshine v dolphins, ump jo l/giants; crt 6 bfg’s v coctails, ump narelle/youngsters; bye shorties. Premier league next week 3.15 byron 2481 v clarence coast. RUGBY LEAGUE NRRRL Mullumbimby 42 Kyogle 30, Grafton Rhinos 36 Byron Bay 38. Ladder: Grafton Ghosts, Mullumbimby, Byron 6, Tweed Coast, Kyogle, Marist Bros 4, South Tweed 3, Grafton Rhinos, Lower Clarence, Cudgen, Ballina 2, Casino 1, M’bah 0. Next week: Byron v Lower Clarence, Grafton Ghosts v Mullumbimby. SQUASH Brunswick Heads 30/4 Rnd 3 Business Houses Teams Comp: Bruns Pharmacy v The Potato Works; C Ashworth v D Bird, S Koop v T Wood, C Staff v A Li, R Cross v J Heers, B Doran v F King. Canty’s Surveyors v Byron Bay Trophies; S Thompson v G Elliott, P Hill v M Ottery, C Booth v J Gribble, C Johnston v R Cameron, N Dunn v Kijay. OS Glass v Bruns Blinds; G Davis v B Staff, C Walsh v C Hastie, D Runciman v S Bruyn, S Moon v J Nicolson, S McTiare v Jeff Heers. Bruns Smash

Repairs v OS Bakery; M Underwood v B Trivett, C Pearce v I Bissett, R James v W Ferrier, R King v M Stratton, M Isbister v T Mason. 5/5 Rnd 9 Byron Health Foods Comp: Div 1; 5pm G Davis v L Powell, B Trivett v M Underwood, B Staff Bye. Div 2; 5pm M Ottery v C Hastie, C Pearce v M Cassidy, S Koop v I Bissett; 6pm C Walsh v D Runciman. Div 3; 5pm C Johnston v A Li, S Bruyn v J Gribble; 6pm P Westcott v R Draper, L Miller v R King. Div 4; 5pm D Williams v B Doran, J Heers v S Moon, F King v J Nicolson; 6pm Jeff Heers v R Cross. Div 5; 4.30pm P McQueen v D Cason, B Alander v M Hazelwood Ross, S Davidson v B Pruul. To play phone 6685 1794. TABLE TENNIS Mullumbimby 24/4: 1st M Smith 3/4, 2nd C Strybos 3/4, 3rd I Cohen 2/4, S Turner 2/4. Enquiries ring Chris 6684 1468 or Werner 6680 3915. TENNIS Mullumbimby New Ladies comp will start on 12/5, interested players please ring Judy Henry 6684 5331. Comp: 21/4 Ladies Rnd 10: Div 1 Vodka 41 d Whisky 33, Rum 44 d Bourbon 37; Div 2 Drambuie 30 d Tia Maria 21, Sambuca 26 d Cointreau 26. 24/4 Men Rnd 11: Sauvignon Blanc 54 d Pinot Noir 39, Reisling 43 d Chardonay 37, Semillon 41 d Merlot 39. Social: Saturday mixed 1.30 till 5.30pm; Ladies Wednesday all start at 9 am. Enquiries Greg 0427 788 773. Coaching Justin 0403 841 241. VOLLEYBALL Brunswick Heads 29/4 Finals/Playoffs J V Towing Comp: 6pm Ballistic v Flash, Hit and Run v Dragons, Duty Mixed Chickens. 7pm Silver Bullets v Jeffreys Angels, No Mercy v Lounge Lizards, Mixed Chickens v Brewers, Duty Ballistic. 1/5 Rnd 2 OS True Value Hardware Comp: 6pm Barefoot Bandits v Ragers, Comeback Kids v Volleys, Tripods v Chilli Twist, Duty Cosmic Kittens. 7pm Cosmic Kittens v Panthers, Red Frogs v Exodia, v Hot and Sweaty, Duty Barefoot Bandits. New Tues 4 a side mixed comp starts next week, phone 6685 1794.

Lennox Head Bowls Lennox women’s No 2 pennant team won the Northern Rivers flag after going through the season undefeated. The team is training for the Group play-off round robin, held over three days in May. The winners head to Sydney later this year.

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AUSSIE RULES Junior AFL 27/4 Rnd 4: U/12s; Tweed Tigers 9. 4. 58 d Ballina Bombers 6. 3. 39; Brunswick Bulldogs 11. 10. 76 d Maclean Eagles 7. 1. 43; Byron Magpies 7. 4. 46 d Lismore Swans 4. 13. 37. U/14s; Ballina Bombers 16. 11. 107 d Tweed Tigers 2. 6. 18; Brunswick Bulldogs 19. 8. 122 d Maclean Eagles 5. 4. 34; Byron Magpies 9. 9. 63 d Lismore Swans 8. 11. 59. BOWLS Brunswick Heads Men 24/4 S/S Triples: C Evans, P Brassington, G Rendell; r/up B Howell, D Wyborn, M Danswan; L Torresi, J Lawlor, C Pavlovich. 25/4 H/C Singles: T Pollard; r/up J Woods. Shootout: G Woods; r/ up G Rendell. 26/4 Club Sel Pairs: T Rynehart ,S Guildford; r/up K/B Boorman. Pennant: No 2 B H 59 Cabarita 54 5/1; No 4 B H 37 Pottsville 94 0/6; No 5 B H 65 Bangalow 59 5/1. Brunswick Heads Women 22/4 Open 4s C’ships: Z Wagner, J Mason, L McCormick, E Marks d B Wyborn, S Pearce, L Proudlock, F Parkes (lucky losers). Social: D Batson, P Appel, D Hay (lucky winners) d M Darby, B Rose, J Kearney; J Loomes, M Caldwell d M Allard, N Philps. Lennox Head Men Pennants: 26/4 1’s L H d Ballina 5/1; 2’s L H drew Ballina 3/3; 5’s Evans Head d L H; 7’s Ballina d L H 6/0. 27/4 1’s Casino RSM d L H 4/2; 2’s Alstonville d L H 6/0; 5’s Casino RSM d L H 4/2; 7’s Bye. 20/4 Grafton Visit: A Perkins, B Hall, J Wetherstone (winners) d S Skennar, G Campbell, A Morrison; C Lawless, B Taylor, R Cavanagh (r/up) d B Bennett, B Robinson, M Gregor; E Reid, L Robertson, G Wedzlie d E Jones, J Robertson, R Sullivan (Cons). 22/4 Triples: I Whitehall, B Lynch, D Taylor (snr) 26 d N Strangward, B Murray, B Earle 14; A Fletcher, R Orme, B Martin (r/up) 21 d A Smith, M Hicks, J Burrows 13; D Meaney, G Carter, P Tootel 22

TIDE TIMES PHASES OF THE MOON First Quarter 12th May 1.48 pm Taurus Full Moon 20th May 12.12 pm Last Quarter 29th May 12.57 pm New Moon 4th June 5.24 am WED High 3.09 am 30th 4.14 pm Low 10.02 am 9.52 pm THU High 4.10 am 1st 5.03 pm Low 10.48 am 10.56 pm FRI High 5.06 am 2nd 5.48 pm Low 11.31 am 11.55 pm SAT High 5.59 am 3rd 6.32 pm Low 12.12 pm

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Sunrise 6.12 am Sunset 5.17 pm Moonrise 12.17 am Moonset 1.39 pm Sunrise 6.13 am Sunset 5.13 pm Moonrise 1.17 am Moonset 2.11 pm Sunrise 6.13 am Sunset 5.12 pm Moonrise 2.18 am Moonset 2.43 pm Sunrise 6.14 am Sunset 5.11 pm Moonrise 3.21 am Moonset 3.17 pm 6.14 am SUN High 6.52 am 1.6 Sunrise 4th 7.17 pm 1.8 Sunset 5.10 pm Low 12.51 am 0.4 Moonrise 4.27 am 12.54 pm 0.4 Moonset 3.53 pm MON High 7.45 am 1.5 Sunrise 6.15 am 5th 8.04 pm 1.9 Sunset 5.10 pm Low 1.46 am 0.3 Moonrise 5.37 am 1.37 pm 0.4 Moonset 4.36 pm TUE High 8.40 am 1.5 Sunrise 6.16 am 6th 8.53 pm 2.0 Sunset 5.09 pm Low 2.41 am 0.2 Moonrise 6.51 am 2.23 pm 0.4 Moonset 5.25 pm 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

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WOOL or POLYESTER ceiling and wall insulation Supply or installed 0400 206 043 INTERIOR DESIGN KATE PLATT Interior Designs, ....................................0411 888416 or 66807606 KMAN.DESIGN Residential & commercial interiors ..................................0416 212302 or 66871129

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

CURTIS ELECTRICAL 24 hour service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all Byron Shire. Lic 79065C .................................0427 402399

ALL-WAYS PAINTING Shahron Shahar. Lic 189144C .............................. 0438 784226 or 6680 9281

GOTCHA WIRED Peter Kendall Electrical Contractors Lic 61439C............ 0427 611832 or 66855422

CAPE BYRON PAINTING SERVICES .....................................Mark Ward 0409 421169 or 66853780

POWER & AIR TOOL REPAIRS Renovation specialists. Lic 98590C.......................................66844514 SMALL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; URGENT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EMERGENCY JOBS ONLY............................................................0427 402399

DEREK BULLION PAINTING Free quotes Lic R98818 ..............................0414 225604 or 66805049 NEW BRIGHTON PAINTING Quality work Lic 64066C..........Derek Bond 0401 920540 or 66805551 PAINTED EARTH Eco friendly paints & finishes ............................................................... Deb 66805729


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Receive your NSW Gov insulation rebate

COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C..........................0439 624945 or 66804173


Domestic & Commercial



DESIGN & DRAFTING Industrial & Domestic ...................................................................0411 474181 ,)##

ANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDY SERVICE Gutter cleaning ......................................................................0408 628130 SPOTLESS GUTTER CLEANING Free quotes, fully insured ......................0405 922839 or 66850125







Mogo Place 6680 1700



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

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Independent advice and approvals for the simplest waste water treatment systems around. Phone Stuart 0427 897 496

POOH SOLUTIONS Â&#x2DC;bĂ&#x161;#ÂŹĂ&#x161;Âł{ãŠĂ&#x2014;{

Specialising in non-toxic:

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FLYNNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S QUALITY PAINTING Lic 130521C


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

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Your local pool specialist since 1972 Lic. 39126 &REEWATERTESTINGs3ALESs-OBILESERVICEs#ONSTRUCTION Mon, Wed, Fri 8.30am-5.00pm Sat 8.30am-12.00 midday Phone 6684 4846 Mob. 0418 666 839 3MITH3T -ULLUMBIMBY)NDUSTRIAL%STATE


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TENDER LOVING CARE Specialising in household carpet cleaning Speedy Drying

Kevin & Margaret Bower

Mullumbimby Pools Shop

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

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

Nature in Mind

UĂ&#x160;16 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience UĂ&#x160;Professional UĂ&#x160;Friendly UĂ&#x160;Clean

For a free quote call Mark on 6680 3070 or mobile 0410 520647


(02) 6684 1001





KEN EGAN Painter & Decorator -JD3


ANTENNA EXPERT Fast service guaranteed ...........................................................................66854265 BRUNSWICK TV SERVICE 30 years. Byron Shire. Bill Sked .....................................................66851778 ROB DEEGAN Antennas, parts, installation .............................................0429 994516 OR 6684 5525


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

MULLUMBIMBY APPLIANCE SERVICE Byron Shire ..............................0408 851633 or 66842952


DART PLUMBING Plumbing, roofing, gas service. Lic. 1175539C.....................................0421 334515 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

Ace Plumbing

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

Reception problems, new sockets, video/dvd set up

Lic No 4838

Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainage and Roofing maintenance Phone Steve 6680 1456 or 0409 181 353

LIC NO. 5425

Green Earth PLUMBING

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



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ALL BYRON SHIRE CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING...........................................0429 853767 ALL BYRON SHIRE CLEANING SERVICES.....................................................................0401 249543 AMORE CARPET CLEANING, ECO FRIENDLY ......................................0429 726999 or 66807721 KATEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOUSEKEEPING ..................................................................................................0404 999692 QUALITY HOUSEKEEPING.......................................................................................Julie 0410 799686


ABOUT BYRON SHIRE Rubbish removed/recycled ..........................Mark 66855570 or 0421932945 ANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDY SERVICE Rubbish removal ....................................................................0408 628130

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We repair Hi-Fis, CDs, Microwaves

* Conditions apply

Call us first â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fast service BYRON ANTENNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALL AREAS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Call Richard 6685 4265





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

All plumbing, gasfitting & roofing

6685 4114

VACUUM & APPLIANCE REPAIRS & SPARES Power & Air Tool Repairs.............................66844514


Antennas Installed Phone

N.J. ELECTRONICS 28 yrs exp. TV, video, audio repairs ...........Call Nestor 0410 532528 or 66843622

INSPECTOR SEPTIC - AT YOUR SERVICE Solutions to ALL your problems


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BYRON TO TWEED 6680 1516 OR 0412 161 564

6684 2474 0427 842 474

GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE A LOAD OF RUBBISH REMOVAL Storm, Garage & Garden clean up...... 0402 541202 or 66857952 AAA ACTION GARDENERS For all your garden needs, treelopping & chipping ....................66847775


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Always Waterwiseâ&#x20AC;? DOMESTIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; COMMERCIAL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BOND CLEANS Level 5 restrictions compliant

1IPOF,MBVT 0427 108 677 ")6689 0169 -JD/P$

Sewer Chokes

Your local specialist in Sewage Management phone

TRINE SOLUTIONS 6680 2358 or 0407 439805

Lic. 158031C



Professional Window Cleaning

On-site disposal systems â&#x20AC;&#x201C; designed & installed



Reliable and of the highest quality â&#x20AC;&#x201C; call for a free quote FREECALL 1800 68 38 38 MOBILE 0411 444 367 %CO FRIENDLYCLEANING SERVICESUSINGQUALITY NATURALPLANTAND MINERALBASEDPRODUCTS s$OMESTIC#OMMERCIALs&ULLYINSURED Lisa Stow or

ABOUT BYRON Mowing, gardening, rubbish removal.................... Mark 0421 932945 or 66855570 ABSOLUTE ALL MOWING, garden maintenance & rubbish removal Michael 0424 946226 or 66854423 ALL LAWNS & GARDEN No job too difficult ..............................................0411 023873 or 66856698 BLUEGUM LANDCARE Mowing, gardening & property maintenance.....0434 244224 or 66844730 BLUESCAPES Landscaping & cleanups..............................................................................0410 406334 GARDEN WARRIOR Passionate lawn & garden care. ................................................. Paul 0431 331810 GROWING THINGS GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Honest & reliable.Dave 0404 492927 or 66291635 GUTTERS CLEANED All areas, free quotes, fully insured........................... 66850125 or 0405 922839 MARTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOWING & BRUSHCUTTING Incl. acreage.................Marty 66846693 or 0422 798013 .................................................................Peter 0423 756394 TREE & PALM LOPPING Felling, rubbish removal, fully insured, free quotes ...................0405 620261

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40 April 29, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

Service Directory GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE (continued)

Bangalow Property Maintenance Complete Garden Maintenance

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Phone George 0429

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The Whipper Snipper Dude brushcutter - chainsaw - clean up

6688 2428 - 0488 518 799 GAS FITTERS & SUPPLIERS


BRUNSWICK VALLEY ELGAS SUPPLY FREE DELIVERY, NO RENTAL....................................66801575


FEDERAL ELGAS .....................................................................................................................66884000 MULLUMBIMBY GAS WORKS Service & installation. Lic No L11487 ...................................66842171



A RELIABLE MAN for all jobs, labourer, man with ute, handyman ....................................0427 172684 A TO Z HANDYMAN SERVICES Jack of All Ph Andre.............................................................66847553

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ANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDY SERVICE All household repairs ............................................................. 0408 628130

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

BEST QUOTES Carpentry, locks, security. All trades ph Matt ..............................................0405 565268

Enquiries Phone Sam

ACTION PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Carpentry, repairs, renovations ...........................0422 417295

BUILDER Lic 3442C Renovations, handyman ph Larry ...............................66845331 or 0418 608407


6680 5471


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DAN HANDYMAN Leaking taps to minor building maintenance .............66228911 or 0402 009361 GENERAL CARPENTRY, DECKS, PAINTING & FENCING................................Richard 0407 821690

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SAM THE HANDYMAN Tidy up, repairs, maintenance ............................. 66872395 or 0403 300136



Fast and reliable service

04 2199 9062

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CALL A HUBBY for all your little odd jobs ...................................................................Ami 0421 347320 CAPE BYRON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Tom Scott...........................66840386 or 0418 600576

Hinterland Acreage Mowing




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

0439 746 185

Phone Anthony

0410 349 170

HIRE BYRON WEDDING & PARTY HIRE ........... 66855483 or 0439855483


CRANE TRUCK Large & small lifts............................................................................................66855991

Honest, reliable service for all your gardening and maintenance needs

Experienced, fully insured tradesperson reaching all areas of the Byron Shire

Call Henry 0414 690 840 / 6684 6264

GARDEN MAINTENANCE â&#x20AC;˘ Landscaping â&#x20AC;˘ Makeovers


Master Craftsman Dip. Hort. 25 years practical experience

6680 2607 / 0405 383 039

MOBILE CRANE HIRE 21 metre boom, good rates, all areas ............................................0425 808056 TRUCK WITH CRANE & GENERAL CARRIER Large & small lift & carry jobs .......................66846789

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Peter McDonald Fencing & Farm Maintenance

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Paul Blay (BLArch) 3D/CAD for DA & CC 0431 479788

Ph/fax 6684 2428 Mob 0418 110 714

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

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

6684 2198

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on Fine Art Media & Canvas extra wide (1.6m)


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3 Centennial Cct A&I Estate Byron Bay 6685 5808






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





0418 767 774

Byron Bay Since 1998

02 66 848 018

Apple Computers  Lightforce                   A large selection of New MacBooks and iMacs & iPods In Stock too ! $ '" '#$$Brigantine St. Byron Bay


SECURITY SERVICES BRUNSWICK VALLEY LOCKSMITHS Shirewide .....................................66771550 or 0412 144679 THE BAY 24 HOUR LOCKSMITHS All locks supplied and fitted. Also door hanging .......0405 565268

SEWING MACHINE & APPLIANCE SERVICE A1 SEWING MACHINES Since 1964 Leaders In Service .........................................................66847447



6685 8226

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

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





BUSINESS & OFFICE SERVICES LAMINATING Still @ The Centre. Extra wide (1.6m) hot and cold laminating & mounting .....66855808

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




WORDPROCESSING/ TYPING SERVICE Business/ student/ personal, reasonable rates .....66803707

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Mobile computer setup, repair, virus/ trojan removal & tuition VOIP, Network/ Broadband setup & fault ďŹ nding Realistic pricing & no ďŹ x â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no fee (conditions apply)

0432 953 961 or 6684 4335


BOOKKEEPING, MYOB Annette Stanton .........................................................................0419 627506 GRIFFITH & PETERSEN Bookkeepers 28 Mill St ,Mullumbimby Office hours 9am - 4pm ..............................................................................................................80033831


HUDSON MANAGEMENT SERVICES ...................................................................................66858129 e:

COMPUTER SERVICES ADAM THE COMPUTER GUY ...............................66850136 or 0439 587858 COMPUTER RENTAL Still @ The Centre. Fully equipped Macs are yours to rent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hour/day ..66855808 DAMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S IT Computer problems call Damo. $20/hour..............................................................66843046

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE BEAUTY ALLURE BODY WAXING Suffolk Park...............................................................................0403 417508

CHIROPRACTIC CHIROPRACTOR Bruce Campbell, Brent Verco 52 Shirley St, Byron Bay .................................66858159 MICHAEL SCHWAGER Chiropractor 108 Stuart St, Mullumbimby .........................................66841962

Brian Edwards for Tech Magic

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

Ph 6680 7720 (Byron Bay) Prompt & Professional PC Repairs & Upgrades. Networking & Wireless.

WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIROPRACTIC Andrew Badman.............................................66858553


DJ audio equipment repairs. Electronic DJ Fun for Hire.


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


PC Software & Hardware Solutions

ACCENT COLOR THE COPY SHOP ........................................................................................66856236

Ĺ Troubleshooting Ĺ Networking Ĺ Tuition Ĺ Setup Ĺ Repairs Ĺ Upgrades Ĺ Installations

ACCENT COLOR THE LAMINATING SHOP ..........................................................................66856236

0404 314282

6684 8128

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


GRAIN PRINTING posters, canvas, prints, retouching .............................................................66843262

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

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

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

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ClassiďŹ ed Ads

HEALTH ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne .....................................66857366 ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE M Collis.....................................................66857001 ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Postural re-education for pain, stress/dysfunction. M. Hayes ......66809770 MULLUM HOMEOPATHY Christina (Ina) Buhse registered classical Homeopath..................66841028



Ads may be taken by phone on 6684 1777

$13.00 for the ďŹ rst two lines

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

(minimum charge)

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

(these prices include GST)

ANDREW HALL Biodynamic cranial. New Brighton ................................................................66802027


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

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

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

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

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

MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Massage, 79 Stuart St ..........................................66843002 MULLUMBIMBY MEDICAL CENTRE 60 Stuart St.................................................................66841511 REFLEXOLOGY & BREATHWORK Anna Fisher ...............................................................0408 155031 SUZIE PHILLIPS ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE ...............................................66809696


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

ANTHONY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St..66853511 Petra Karni, Jenny Martin Lot 1, Ballina Road, Bangalow...........................................................66872330 CLAUDIA MIRDITA Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, physio..............................................66857222 CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel. 3/10 Station Street, Bangalow .......................66872337 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 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

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In-home holiday minding Grooming at reasonable rates Free pick up and drop off, for 1st groom Call Rachel 6684 1201 or 0447 220 344

PICTURE FRAMING 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


1pm Monday for line ads

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

The 20 Minute Body Workout Tone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Strength â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stretch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Massage Featuring 'VIBROGYM' The World's Original & Leading Vibration Training Platform â&#x20AC;&#x201C; approved as a medical device â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ARTG number 145791. Whole Body Vibration Training (WBVT) is used in major cities in Europe and the USA. WBVT has recently been introduced to Australia with spectacular success. Clinics are now in operation in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and now this 21st Century advance in whole body training has come to Byron Bay.

The beneďŹ ts of 90 minutes of training in just 20 minutes! â&#x20AC;˘ Increase Body Tone & Strength â&#x20AC;˘ Decrease Cellulite â&#x20AC;˘ Decrease Body Fat â&#x20AC;˘ Safe Form of Exercise for Osteoporosis & Arthritis Sufferers â&#x20AC;˘ Increase Bone Mass Density â&#x20AC;˘ Enhance Recovery from Training â&#x20AC;˘ Increase your Basal Metabolic Rate (burning calories at rest) â&#x20AC;˘ Enhances Core Stability â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoyable Stretch & Massage

VibroPlus By Appointment Only Mon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fri 7am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30pm Sat 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2pm Unit 5/9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay NSW 2481 Ph: 6680 7114 Fax: 6680 7345 'Get The Vibe'


with a huge range of beautiful mouldings, fillets, matts and framing options to produce the perfect frame for any artwork... at the most reasonable price?

3 Centennial Cct A&I Estate Byron Bay 6685 5808 TRANSLATING SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION SERVICES All languages ..................................................66847994


BYRON BAY DRIVING SCHOOL SMS/PHONE 0409 329 492 or 6685 5860 Available weekends

Bob Pearse

LIC 011342

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

INDEX Business Opportunity. . . . . . . 45 Businesses For Sale . . . . . . . 45 Bus Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Childcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 For Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Funeral Notices . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Garage Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Halls For Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Health Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Holiday Accommodation . . . . 46 House Sit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Houses For Sale . . . . . . . . . . 45 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Land For Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lost & Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Motor Bikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Motor Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Musical Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Only Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Positions Vacant . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Property For Sale . . . . . . . . . . 45 Public Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Share Accommodation . . . . . 46 Short Term Accommodation . 46 Social Escorts . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 To Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 To Let . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Tractor Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tradework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Tree Lopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Wanted To Rent . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Work Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 WWOOFA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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Audrey Fisher Celebrant - 0414720081

GYM SPECIAL 3 months $110 Brunswick Gym. Phone 66851794 SEWING: HEMS & ALTERATIONS. Piecework/Dance Clubs. 0432185180


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


Lessons in Logic at THE RUG SHOP BANGALOW

6684 6747/0400 656 444



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


CELEBRANT 66803032,



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.

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

Psychic Development Workshop For people who would like to enhance the quality of their intuition and psychic ability. And to enhance your ability to perform tarot and spiritual readings. It is fun and very exciting. Saturday and Sunday 3-4 May, 10am-4pm For enquiries ring Margreet 6684 5466

NEW BRIGHTON Each Tuesday 8am - 11am VISIONS OF THE VALLEY photography competition Prizes: $450, $250, $150 & $150 Theme: Nature in the Brunswick Valley Judging & exhibition at Brunswick Valley Nature Festival Sunday 1st June Sponsored by Hotel Brunswick Entry forms at Council, art galleries, framers, photographic shops or online www.brunswickvalley


Market This Sunday

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   /Term 2 Enrol now Dani: 6680 3774


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PSYCHIC CONSULTANT: MEDIUM With over 45+ years of invaluable experience as a Psychic, Consultant, Medium, Counsellor and Advisor for business, personal, career and relationships. I can offer a level of accuracy, a depth of compassion and proven psychic gifts, and I request that you do not reveal your particular enquiry. All sessions by appointment only. 6687 1006 Annabelle.

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

Tango in Mullum

New begs 9 wk course starts Monday May 5th, Uniting Church Hall 6.30pm. $110 couples $100 each. Bookings recommended. Ph Angie 66845297


Shoe Surgery now operating @ Sole Bros, Arts & Industry Estate. Surgery hours 8am - 5pm


for permanent market stallholder to sell my felt wraps. See them at Phone 66858764 MULLUMBIMBY SOUP KITCHEN Neighbourhood Centre, Dalley Street, Wednesday 5pm. 66841816 Back by popular demand: THE AUSTRALIAN CANNABIS COOKBOOK @ Echo ofďŹ ces Mullumbimby & Byron Bay or

The Oceania Projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 19th

Whale Expedition

Hervey Bay Qld Aug - Oct 2008 Join for a week or more 66858128 Info:


Join the Ruby Tuesday Community Choir New term starts 6th May. Bookings ess. Ph Parissa 66808878

Mothers Day

FRESH FLOWERS and ďŹ&#x201A;owering plants - Cyclamens, African Violets & much more, chocolates, cards and other gifts at Brunswick Botanicals, 2/32 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Hds. Ph 66851698. Orders & del avail PAST LIFE WORKSHOP SOUL MATE WORKSHOP 66845346



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

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



Massage/Beauty. Vashti 0423135569

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

MASSAGE THERAPY Swedish/Deep Tissue by appt 1hr $40 every Tuesday Mullum , Byron Sundays Accredited. Ph 66842320, 0422138644


OSTEOPATH A biodynamic approach to Osteopathy in the cranial ďŹ eld

MYOTHERAPY Sports/deep tissue massage, dry needling, joint mobilisation, rehab. Phone 0414971452

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

Deep Healing. Ph Kathy 0437608240


AGM of the Brunswick Valley Woodchop & Entertainment Committee to be held 13 May, 2008 at 6pm at the Hotel Brunswick. All welcome

BEST MOBILE MASSAGE therapeutic 20yrs exp. Phone Julie 0419339319


Mondays 6pm, Wednesdays 5pm, Brunswick Heads, Natasha 0437790861

via clairaudient Shelley Neller. Bookings 66853587



Fitness Circuit Classes in Ocean Shores. Phone Dee 0408002260 THAI MASSAGE 1.5 hrs $50. Home visit $60. 7 days. Ekka 66804478. No sex








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Insight - Vipassana Meditation Retreat

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

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PreNatal, PostNatal & Gentle Yoga 6 Azolla Place, Suffolk Park Director: Ana Davis

teachings by:

Radha Nicholson & Ellen Davidson


Fri 9 - Wed 14 May Gunundi, Ballina, NSW Cost $275 (plus dana) Ph: 0414 503 673 or 02 6607 9306




10:30-12pm Gentle Yoga

9:30-11am Pregnancy Yoga

11-12pm Mums & Toddlers

11:15-12:15pm Mums n Bubs Yoga 5:30-7:30pm Pregnancy Yoga


$15 Casual or $75 for 6 Weeks Bookings Essential: Ana 6685 9779 / 0413 996 439

Divorce, separation, emotional issues. Professional support in a safe & caring environment. For appointments call

0405 462 488 Renato Conroy Psychotherapist/Counsellor


Come & join the circus! â&#x20AC;˘ New term starts this week â&#x20AC;˘ Classes for all ages and abilities â&#x20AC;˘ Big $ discount for 10 week term


For timetable and more info: or call 6685 6566 CIRCUS ARTS Byron Entertainment Centre 17 Centennial Circuit Arts & Industry Estate, Byron Bay


DEADLINE for the winter issue has been extended

May 2nd Call NOW


Satsang with Unmani

Meeting in Not Knowing. Free-falling as life itself. Visiting from the UK, Unmani will be in Byron just for a few weeks. Sat 3 May, 11am-5pm Wednesdays & Thursdays 7.15-9.15pm Ambaji Centre, Byron Bay By donation. All welcome For more info: 0432 265 903 or see

The Alchemy of Manifestation Taking a Dream and Turning it to Reality Workshop with Paul Tisdell

2nd â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5th May 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9p.m

Reuben Barkley, 2nd gen. family trade. Pianos bought, sold & repaired. 66284475 - Mob 0422221116

Sandplay Art Therapy

Counselling and healing through creative play. Children, teenagers & adults. Ph 0402074568. Bev Clarke G.Dip Art Th


with Cheze Tues 6.30pm Ewingsdale Hall live drums 66857927, 0411843384

African Drumming

with Chinta at Ewingsdale Hall Thurs 6.30pm beg, 8.15pm int/adv. 0402678220 SHARANDRA CLAIRVOYANT has 10% off healing readings for May. For appointment phone 66846471 CD & DVD DUPLICATION/ DISC PRINTING DVD production/Video to DVD transfers. Starlight Pictures, North Ocean Shores. Phone 66805529 or 0416159460



For Women, Beg sts 5/5, 66843160

THE FAMILY OF SIMBA (Keefe Davidson-West) sincerely wish to thank the staff at Pinehaven Community Aged Care Centre for their love and dedication to Simba over the past 7 years. WANT EXTRA INCOME? Local reliable working couple looking to rent space on property to create home with their well kept buses. 66846600, 0422996676


Mon 5.30pm Chini Hotel, Mullum 66803774


Thurs 4pm boys & girls, 6.30pm adults Byron Scout Hall. Ph 0431108791


Ewingsdale Hall, Fri 2 May $15 incl begs Salsa class 7pm, Bachata class 7.45pm. Top Brisbane DJ & teacher Mambonito, unmissable! Info 66843837

Teenagers $6 per class

m Tues 10a

MONDAY THURSDAY 9.30-11.30am Hatha Diana 9.30-11.30am Ishta Joanne 3.30-5.00pm Hatha Diana 3.30-5.00pm Hatha Diana 5.30-7.00pm Hatha Diana TUESDAY 10.00-12pm Hatha (Intermediate) Sam FRIDAY 5.30-7.30pm Dru Yoga Diana 9.30-11.30am Hatha Diana WEDNESDAY 9.30-11.30am Hatha Beginners Diana SATURDAY 5.30-7.00pm Hatha Diana 9.30-11.30am Hatha Pennie & Paul Term 2 Beginners Yoga Courses - 5 weeks starts Monday 26/5. Bookings essential for both courses.

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

9 Myocum St Mullumbimby 2482 Diana Ewing 6684 3431 Email:

AGMs WILSONS CREEK FIRE BRIGADE AGM is to take place at the Fire shed on Wilsons Creek Road, Wednesday 14th May at 7pm

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

$40 massage Mon-Fri 0423293995 Jo Morrish & Honourable Therapists


Featuring *The Meditation of Creation *The 5 Laws of Manifestation *The Christos Meditation

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

Book at: Abraxas Book Shop Phone: 6685 5778


SAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BACK!

is back on this term every Wed 10-12pm at Pioneer Hall, Mullum. All welcome. Drop in or call 66840331

CertiďŹ cate Teacher Training Courses monday

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

stretch with core stability

suffolk park

wednesday 6pm - 7.30pm thursday

10am - 11.30am Yogalates/Pranayama meditation 9.30am - 11am Yogalates/Stretch with core stability bangalow 6pm - 7.00pm Yogalates : mat work 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.

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SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE Free STI/HIV checkups Clinics: Byron Monday; Ballina Friday. For appointment phone 02 66202980 or 07 55066850 Accredited courses, private sessions & groups. Free intros. Alakh Analda 0413167688.




EGBERT WEBER N.D. Structural Body Work, trauma release Ph 0428839009 or 66845259

& DOULA - Raine Sharpe 66771104, 0409534052










- JOY OF MOVEMENT Blends Thai Chi, Yoga, dance & healing. Mullum/Byron/Ocean Shores areas. Enquiries Julie 0402980805


Hatha Yoga with Karen


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

Tuesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8.30am & 6pm Wednesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9am Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6pm






Early Morning Yoga

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

Phone 6685 0164


Inspiring Remedial Bodyworks

SUNRISE CLASSES STARTING IN BRUNSWICK HEADS Course blocks of 2 morning classes per week for 3 weeks Mon & Wed 6am-7.15am @ Brunswick Heads Community Centre, South Beach Rd Starting Mon May 5 Tues & Thurs 6am-7.30am @ CWA Hall, Park St Starting Tues May 6 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Call Joyce 6685 0269 Dru is a fast track to feeling balanced and more at peace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a fresh positive and complete approach to health and wellbeing.


Dynamic asana, meditation & pranayama with exprienced teacher. Tuesdays 9-11am, Temple Byron Thurs 9.30-11.30, Yellow Church, Mullum Saturday 10-12pm, Pioneer Hall, Mullum Joanne Langton 66843654







8 week Chakra Dance Journey Begins Thurs May 15th at 10am. Beginners Welcome. Sally 0402289202 MASSAGE deep tissue, remedial, relax, lymphatic drainage. Chania 66803773


Tuesday 10 am @ Pioneer Hall Mullum Karin 0415886113

Massage w Brigitte Lomilomi â&#x20AC;˘ Kahuna â&#x20AC;˘ Swedish â&#x20AC;˘ Relaxation Intuitive. Mullum CBD. 0402503603


Dynamic Martial Art Of Co-ordinated Power Intro course Wednesday 6-8pm May 21 - June 25. Ph 66858181


Tai Chi Intro Course in Byron Mon 6-9 pm May 26 - June 30. Chi Kung in Mullumbimby Fri 11am- 1pm May 16 - July 4 With SHIRSHA MARIE 66858181 MASSAGE - Therapeutic, Remedial, Relaxation. Positive results with painful neck, back and shoulders. Phone Gloria Elphinstone 0403131746 THAI MASSAGE $70 - 2 hrs. $50 - Foot. Sunrise. Amos 0405371618, 66855530 WANT SOME YUM? Explore your senses, experience touch & sensual massage in sacred space. 0401578806

â&#x20AC;˘ SILVER `LEAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; FURNITURE

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


A catalyst to promote your change - physically & emotionally.


Christina Buhse

2 hour massage, $95, strong, Swedish & nurturing, sensual, Kahuna. Ross 66855952

Class. Hom (Adv. Dip of Hom.) Health Fund Rebates.

Phone: 6684 1028

May 5-10, Mullumbimby Mon, Wed, Fri, 7-8:30am Tues, Thurs, Sat, mid-morning for details Joanne 66843654 $15 single, $55 unlimited

S.G.A. Byron Bay


(Wholesale Prices)

Mecca Centre 7/19 Centennial Circuit, Byron Arts & Industrial Estate 10-4 Tuesday-Friday, 10-1 Saturday Ph: 0407 221 811

Seth Honor 0415 921 816 Psycotherapist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; accredited and experienced Specialising in couples and individual therapy

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Emi teaches gentle Hatha Yoga classes. Class cost: $15 Five Class Pass $60. Enq: John Ogilvie 6687 2230. All classes suitable for beginners.

FULLY INSURED FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND â&#x20AC;˘ 15 years experience â&#x20AC;˘ Free quotes â&#x20AC;˘ Best rates

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BYRON B Y TREE SERVICES Reliable Professional Service Cherry Pickers Stumpgrinding 12 to 18 Inch Chippers FULLY INSURED $20 MILLION

6684 8227

Qual. Arborists, Hort & Tree Surgeons

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Relationship Counselling



New classes soon Kundalini Dance!



LABOURER MAN WITH UTE HANDYMAN Available now. All jobs considered. Phone Matt 0427172684

8 wk course Tues & Wed 6.30 - 8am Starts 6th May - 25th June. Bookings Gail-Joy 66844515 or 0404147398

ATMS accredited Health Fund Rebates Diet and Nutrition Iridology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mineral Analysis Phone 6680 2308 22 years experience in personalised and practical health solutions

Chinese Antiques





Do you realize that your old selfbeliefs & feelings are creating new problems? Learn to heal your heart and clarify your mind to live a better life. Call Brian Emmett for free intro meeting. 6684 2936 ~ Trained in Systemic Therapy & more. Individual or Couples

With loving kindness. Phone Leah Letitia on 66807107

Julie AnďŹ eld ND

Sports relaxation massage, spiritual healing, body clearing, light sensation. AAMT health fund rebate. Uta Weidemeir B.HMSc DIP. RM 0421 826 639


Energy Rebalancing

22 MAY 2008 FOR 7 OR 10 DAYS FROM $1400




JOANNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHILDCARE & babysitting. First Aid, exp, refs. Ph 0407857738

Jo at

TELEVISION not the babysitter it once was? Get your kids online. Contact 1300662825



Heartspace Includes Delicious Aromatic Scrub + 1 hour deeply relaxing massage & reĂ exology ALSO AVAILABLE 1 hour Therapeutic Massage $60 1 hour relaxing massage $40 SPECIAL OFFER Sharmanic Bodywork 1 hr $60 NEW Gift vouchers available For appointments please phone

0423 293 995


















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EWINGSDALE HALL AVAILABLE for your function. Ph 66847706 AH

TRADEWORK PLASTERER - GYPROCK FIXER 20 years experience with domestic & commercial. Phone 0405777417


With 25 years carpentry expeience. Phone 66840227




CHILDCARE Experienced CHILDCARER/NANNY PARENT COACH caring/reliable, REIKI Linda Joy Flower. Ph 0421892812

WOMENS HEALING MASSAGE Pregnancy, remedial and relaxation. Amanda 0421079644

The Epicentre. 51 Border St, Byron Bay

BYRON 2 BRISBANE EXPRESS City/Airport 2 hours. 1800626222



DR SUE HAYNES PhD Dip Hom Health Fund Rebates

Ph 6685 5883



3rd generation Healer Channel & Medical Intuitive

PHONE 6685 5457




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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 COMPUTER SERVICES New & Used. Ph 0422071536 COMPUTER REPAIRS, UPGRADES & TROUBLE SHOOTING Both PC & Mac. Ph Zac 0431233330




To suit most makes & models


CARPET OFFCUTS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lots of sizes and prices at Ray Towers Carpets, Mullumbimby Industrial Estate.



Mullumbimby. 66842511

TIMBER, pine, treated pine, hardwood, mouldings, sleepers, fencing, Koppers logs, ply, MDF, lattice, made to order. Brims Builders Hardware, Mogo Place, Billinudgel. Phone 66801718

Byron Shire Echo April 29, 2008 45

COMPOST TOILETS Garry Scott â&#x20AC;˘ 66843468



in stock now. Bridglands Mby 66842511 VITALITY 4 LIFE COLD PRESS JUICERS. In store now. Bridglands, Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;by, 66842511

& Bamboo Flooring from $10.50sqm. For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 66764088 - sample & brochure

TRAMPOLINES, REPLACEMENT MATS & parts. 66851624 or 0409851624

BEDS - MATTRESSES - ENSEMBLES Best brands. Best range. Sleep Zone, Bridglands, Mullumbimby. 66842511


LATEX Mattresses

All sizes, Direct salesâ&#x20AC;Ś save $$$. Sunshadow Latex. 66841263 FRIDGE, 380 litre, $180. Washing machine, 5kg, $130. 0439153514 FUNKY 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CARAVAN Sth Golden Bch, $500. Ph 0431197848, 66804307 CAR RAMPS good condition $40. Phone 66849138


Natives & exotics for the home garden and larger landscapes. Great prices & huge range. Come and browse. Ocean Shores end of Coolamon Scenic Drive. Open 7 days. 66805505


Purple Fountain Grass, Ginger, Poincianas, Lomandra, Pandanus, Flax, Strelitzia, Dianella, Grasses, Ground Covers & much more. Ph 66805831 or 0419771514

FRIDGE Fisher & Paykel, 250L, $280 ono. Ph 66846170 or 0448368133

WASHING MACHINE auto $170, fridge 2 door $250, shipping container, 40ft $3500. Phone 0413589388

SKATEBOARD SALE: 30% off all skateboards & decks! Hurry 2 weeks only. Brunswick Surf, The Terrace Brunswick Heads. Phone 66851282

MIELE AND SMEG Quality Home appliances only available in Mullumbimby at Bridglands Retravision 66842511

SANDSTONE / CEMENT BLOCKS 400 x 200 x 200, approx 228, new price $763, now $450. Byron. Ph Rob 0413317940

DOUBLE HUNG Colonial 2nd hand windows x 34, 950w x 1800h $1000 the lot + delivery. Phone 66845106

SOFA BED $25, dining setting $80, sgl mattresses $35 each, etc 0409489997



by Helen Luna 66844163

Mullumbimby. 66842511

WARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 GOOD used furniture bought and sold Bridglands Mullumbimby 66842511

ARCHIBALDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. TOPFIELD DIGITAL set-top TV box, hard drive recorder, remote & manual, as new, $460. 66840495 HARDWOOD TIMBER sale, 20% off retail, large sizes. Phone 66849415

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TRIPLE BEAM SCALE with weights, brand new, $130. 66840291 CAST IRON bath & basin, yellow, $120. Toilet, $20. Steel laundry basin, $30. Red velvet lounge, $60. Bruns, 66851917

2 x ALUM slide doors 2.1 x 1.8. 2 windows 1.2 x 1.8 + reveals, white, new cost $1800, Sell $1500. 66840014 CHURCH PEW solid timber $400, electric piano, Yamaha Clavinova $1700. Ring after 5pm 66802765

WANTED MARKET CLOTHES RACKS to borrow, 3-4 May, will pay cash. 0407179687


NEW BRIGHTON 26 River St, 8am Saturday 3 May. SUFFOLK 23 Brandon St. Fridge, beds, clothes, stuff. FRIDGE, dishwasher, freezer, clothes, furniture, books etc. 188 Myocum Rd, Ewingsdale, Sat 8am-4pm. SAT 8am 61 Sunrise Boulevard, combined moving sale, furniture, cot, clothes, electrical, baby goods, toys. MYOCUM Lot 19 Lagoon Dr from 10am Sunday. Lots of things on sale, come & pick up a bargain! SKINNERS SHOOT RD, follow the sign, Sat 8am, see going OS sale in For Sale column & shelving & bthrm sink sets, many more items, too numerous to list.

Do you have a GREEN STAR green power juice extractor gathering dust in your cupboard? If you want to see it go to a good home & be paid a fair price call Lois on 66809433

46 ACACIA Byron Ind Est, Sat 9 am, bike, TV, old cupboards, bits & pieces.

2 x DONKEYS / PONIES Phone Lisa 0407885018

SUFFOLK PARK 72 Beech Drive, Sat, 8am. Lots of stuff.


$$ FINANCE $$ Wanted $64,000 private business loan for two years, secured against Byron Bay home. Will pay 12% p.a. Phone Phil 66801629, 0413520435 RECLAIMED timber doors. 66840495 LP RECORDS Good condition. Phone Matt 66841634

BIG combined yard sale, Sat from 8am, 16 Marvel St, Byron Bay

BYRON 18 Keats St, this weekend. Monster garage sale.



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

3/47 BYRON STREET PHONE: 6685 8911


CAR BUYING SERVICES Save time & $$$ 12 mth warranty avail. Barry 0427667177 1996 DAEWOO CIELO sedan, silver, good cond, $2500 ono. 0433880405 1992 MAGNA EXEC No rust, 7 months rego, $1900 ono. Ph 66845599 HOLDEN COMMODORE original, 1982 VH SL, white, sedan, 4dr, auto, 3.3ltr, cream upholstery, mission brown trim. One family, clean car. $1200. Phone 0409010456 COROLLA 1993, low kms, auto, air-con, p-st, 12 mth rego, $3900. 0427667177 TOYOTA CAMRY Sportivo, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;03 manual, $13,900. 0427667177 VW GOLF â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;05 Turbo Diesel, $23,900. 0427667177 FORD FUTURA family sedan, white, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;97, 12 months rego, well maintained company vehicle, , economical, fabulous reliable car $4500 ono. Ph 66843080 1990 HOLDEN COMMODORE VN reg Jan 2009 $1350 good value for price Catherine 66840051 HYUNDI ACCENT 2000, 3dr, silver, man, rego 1/1/09, exc cond, $4800. 66843595 MERCEDES C200 12/99, auto, white, exc cond, log books, garaged,140,000km, one owner, $11,900. Peter 0422022097 SUBARU L SERIES, s-w, 4wd â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;91, 11 mths rego, b/bar, t/bar, tinted windows, new alt, water pump, battery, exhaust, tyres, p-s, auto, gc $2700ono. Catamaran 5.3m, gc, accessories, registed trailer, $1800. Ph 0422084329 no SMS. FORD LASER 5 sp hatch, good cond, cheap fuel $1400, bargain. 0404606050

BED double mattress & base as new, retail $700 - sell $350. Ph 0418620253

TEMPURA king size mattress with motorised base, as new, new price $10,575 sell for $8,000neg. 66845356 BED & MATTRESS single, good condition, $120. Ph 66857250 GOING O/S SALE wash mach $200, 2 gas stoves $200 + $350, lg ent cabinet $350, lg saloon bar $350, shoe cupboard $75, HP fax/ scanner/printer $250, 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bus $700, J1 Bedford truck $1500, Ajax piston pump $1000, submersible bore pump $1500, wood heater $700, claw foot baths x 5, dining table $250, form benches $50, relocatable 2 br cabin $6500, sm cabin $2300, ofďŹ ce suites x2 as new $1000 each, 2 sm tables $100ea. 0410573717 KELVINATOR 290L upright freezer, vgc, $150. Phone 66847808

BYRON COUNTRY COTTAGES VENDORS COMMITED TO SELL 130 metres above sea level, this 5ha property has expansive views overlooking the Talofa Valley capturing ocean glimpses located on one of the most scenic drives leading to Byron Bay and Bangalow. Five unique cottages sprinkled over the hillside plus the main residence with attached dual occupancy. 3kms from Bangalow, 10kms from Byron Bay DA approval Untapped potential for 20 seat refreshment room OPEN HOUSE Sat 1-1.45pm ADDRESS 684 Bangalow Road, Talofa SALES AGENT Kaye Wilkie 0412 856 208 AUCTION on site Sat 24th May 11am WEBSITE ID 321517

B Y RO N B AY GOOD used furniture bought and sold Bridglands Mullumbimby 66842511


LAWN MOWER small size for small area, easy to start. Ph 66845552


WOOD SLOW COMBUSTION Heater, 66845552 1.5hp ELECTRIC MOTOR (waterproof) for brick saw. Phone 0407653789

SOFA BED as new Freedom cobalt blue 2m wide cost $1500 sell $300 - buyer collects 66850070

CUSTOMERS. Contact 1300662825

BIKE electric, cruise 22kmph, range 25km, 7 speed, new, $200. 66855952



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FOOD BUSINESS for sale local markets and events. Phone 0439769670

ROOFING from 2 houses & 3 garages, slight damage. Ph 66871666

DESIGNER FABRIC 1/2 PRICE SALE all current winter season fabrics + trimming at 1/2 price. Please call Anna on 0402690774 to arrange a viewing. Limited stock, get in quick before they sell out.


$765 per wk for 7 hrs work pw, Caravan Hire, long term tenants. POA 66882396

BUNK BED white metal, brand new ($299) sell with mattresses, $175. Phone 0411428594

TIMBER BUNKS well made, $120. Tallboy $60. Washing Machine $60, Fridge $80. Ph 66805131, 0414985345


BYRON CLOTHING business. 10 out of 10 prime location, main street, well established, long lease. Expressions of interest to

DESK $50, Swivel mirror $50. Phone 0409387148


Mothers Day Sale Fri 2 Sat 3 May

PENNYLANE CLOSING DOWN SALE Shop stock and ďŹ tttings must go. 25% off Vietnamese silk. All secondhand clothes slashed. 2/105 Stuart St, Mullumbimby 11-5 Tues - Fri. Ph 0432407066. Lease also available.


CARPET MATS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from 50 cents each at Ray Towers, Carpets, Mullumbimby Industrial Estate.

ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. O.S. 22 Goondooloo Dr. Exotic plants, tools, CDs, books etc. 8am-noon Sat. BRUNSWICK HEADS 43 Fingal Street. BIG CLEAROUT heaps of interesting clothing, bric-a-brac. Not before 8am. BANGALOW huge sale 2 Barby Cres, Sat. 8am. Range of surfboards, mixed clothing, furniture, bric a brac. SUFFOLK furniture, clothing, books, bargains. 1/16 Armstrong St, Sat 8am BANGALOW huge! 5 Gum Tree Place, 9am Sat, clothes, shoes, white-goods, furniture, doors, fabrics and bric-a-brac LENNOX 30 Byron St, 9am Sat, BBQ, 2 x mattresses, TV/dvd, vacuum, furniture, clothing etc. Phone 0415300195 GARAGE SALE 2 Mahr Place, Suffolk Park. 7am - 12pm, Saturday 3 May. MOVING Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S all must go, lots of furniture, 15 Peter St, Sth Golden, Sat 8am BRUNS 20 Nana St, Sat 9am. Lots of clothes, old & new, fab batik frocks, exshop stock, other treasures too. MULLUM 3 house combo, 11A Ann St, Sat 8am. Cots, prams, juicer, L birdcage w stand, kids stuff, good cond clothes.

$$$s for most. Phone 0418189324, 0438189323


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


Local regâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d business 66845296 or 66845403 or 0413120970 TOYOTA CAMRY wagon, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;91, white, great for spares, $500. 0402921630 TOYOTA TARAGO â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;86 campervan/7 seat, no rust, good tyres, new radâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;r, rego 05/08, 285,000km, $2900. 0423325099 TOYOTA CAMRY â&#x20AC;&#x2122;92 auto, p-steer, a-c, rego to Oct. Good reliable car, $2300 ono. Phone 0401603497 or 66846638

HANDYMAN/CLEANING $66,000 incl vehicle. Phone 0422052244


now at 16 Endeavour Close Ballina All Blue and Pink Slips available Business as usual

6686 5586

BARGAINS 40 CARS UNDER $10,000 REGISTERED AND ROADWORTHY 97 Daewoo Cielo 5-spd, 151,000ks ........................ $2600 Nissan Skyline Auto, A/C, P/S, 12 months rego AL 28 HZ ..$2250 Nissan Sedan Auto, A/C, 12 months rego WMT 478 .......$2000 Toyota Camry Sedan Auto, A/C, P/S, 12 months rego PDW 823 .... ..........................................$2250 16 ENDEAVOUR CLOSE, BALLINA

Ballina Car Centre

6686 5586

DLN 19950

Daihatsu Sirion GTvI 1.3 White pearl 2000 model Excellent condition Powerful and economical Only 65,000km $8,750 ono 0417 785 275 Byron Bay

DAEWOO ESPERO â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; 95, 2 lt, 4 cyl, 5 sp, man, elec windows/mirrors, CD/am/fm, air con, remote central lock/immob,very good cond 12 mths reg $2800 ono 66840042 TOYOTA CAMRY â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;91 auto, p/s, very reliable, 11 mnth rego $2800. 66802038

UNIQUE UPMARKET CRAFT PRODUCT 7 markets mthly, wholesale, internet. Make at home. Significant expansion potential, $49000. 66853554

BUSINESS OPP. WARNING The Department of Fair Trading has warned people to be very careful about responding to advertisements offering work at home. Readers should be wary if asked to pay money upfront for employment opportunities and never send money to a post ofďŹ ce box. EXECUTIVE level income from home in personal development. Call 99900551 WANTED permanent market stall-holder who wants to double proďŹ t over winter. Phone 66808884

HOUSES FOR SALE 4BR FAMILY HOME ocean views $935,000. Ph 0401946041 OS Anstey Designed 3br, 2 storey, LUG, quiet, 11 Boondoon. $370K. 66843004 BURRINGBAR art house, 2br+, rendered, solar, spring water, acreage, orchard, nature caring, 15min beach, Byron 25min, tenants in common, $265,000. Phone 0433880405 or Jann 66771791

75 ACRES 18 min Casino, 40 min Evans Head beach, highway frontage, creek boundary & dams, investment or income, $280,000. Ph 0403138555

MAZDA METRO 1999, 120,000km, air con, CD, very reliable, incredibly economical, $7900. Ph 66853502

TOYOTA SECA SX â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;92 5spd man, new a/c & tyres, 6 months reg, all round great condition. $3300 Ph 0432171590

ADVERTISING STUDIO Busy producer seeks partner/investor to market a major new ďŹ lm studio to be established in Queensland, $35,000. Commercial opportunity, marketing focus. Telephone 0415402929


1974 PEUGOT 504 rego to Nov, $2750 ono. Phone 0434390338

NISSAN NOMAD 8 seater, rego 06/08, $1000 ono. Ph 66805705

ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE international feature ďŹ lm, seeking local partner/investor, locally produced over the next 24mths, $75,000. Telephone Executive Producer 0415402929


BMW K100

ACCESSORIES FOR SALE Roll bars with mounted halogen spotlights - Original BMW panniers - Koni rear shock absorber Prices negotiable. Ph 0405777417 YAMAHA WR426 low kms, $4500. Ph 0422068077 YAMAHA DT 250 also new boots, new forks, $1200. 66857472/0412668374

MORTGAGE BROKER, Buyers agent. No application fees. No exit fees. No hype. Just great rates and good service. MICHAEL MURRAY 0428555501 WILSONS CREEK/MULLUM Small acreage, close to town, good returns, 2 houses, very beautiful property, sell under valution of $610,000. 0410573717 PRIVATE SALE 2 new free standing strata title houses, 3br, 2 bathrm, DLUG, Ocean Shores, close to shopping centre, transport & beaches, $435,000 ea. Will sell for best offer. Peter 0401834786

46 April 29, 2008 Byron Shire Echo

SKINNERS SHOOT/BYRON 8 acres, elevated, north facing, great returns, quick sale, under val of $1.3M, 0410573717

MYOCUM Lge sunny with ens, in lovely rural home. Fem, working, n/s, d/f, $225pw + exp. Ph 0412085236

BAYWOOD CHASE furn rm, pref working person, n/s $130pw incl. bills. 66859068


BANGALOW room, mature person, own bath, quiet house $130pw. 66871223

SUFFOLK big room in spacious funky house, quiet, $150incl. 0412464073

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

O SHORES avail now, own bath, 3 mnths, n/s zone, $115 incl bills. Ph 66804717

BROKEN HEAD room, share with 4 others, fem pref $100pw + exp. Phone 66876574 / 0422548251

BYRON large room, f-furn, long term, working $130pw + bills. 0438537768

BYRON room avail for 6 weeks in friendly share house, 5 min walk to town/beach. Vego, no drugs, alch or cigs. $135pw inclusive. Call Tony 0404889194

WANTED: BEAUTIFUL BEACH HOUSE OR HOUSE WITH VIEWS near Byron in November 08. Exceptional property sought, lush gardens, large outdoor entertaining area, privacy a must. Must be beautifully appointed, fully furnished & equipped. Would like for 1 week, Tues 11/11 to Tues 18/11. Ph 0418202627 NEW ZEALAND, West Coast, South Island, cosy coastal cottage in Charleston for holiday rental. Wild paradise. Close to famous T Bay surfing. Go to ID# 8490

SHORT TERM ACCOM. ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. BYRON 1br part-furn flat, $250pw, Lilli Pilli. Ph 66807198, 0438348136

MULLUM room in share house $130pw. Phone 66843907 STH GOLDEN BEACH 200yds to beach, lge room in Q’lander. Female working preferred, $150pw + bills. Ph 66803109 BEAUTIFUL 2br home to share in rural setting, 1min Bang/8mins Byron. Amazing views with decks, single person $190pw + exp & bond req. Ph 0402768759 LENNOX HEAD 2 rooms $150pw ea, incl elect & wireless, walk beach. 66874543 FIREPLACE, bath, swimming holes, horses, country views. Fem veg, non smoker, $120pw incl bills & broadband The Pocket. Phone 0423606595

SUFFOLK PARK room in friendly family home, $150pw. Ph 0405122456 SUNRISE BB self cont. studio $250pw, dbl room $180pw B’band. 0432041756 CENTRAL BYRON bed $140pp/pw or $25pp/pn, Bed & bike $175pp/pw. Call 0411529662 CENTRAL BYRON 3 Large rooms in fully furnished beautiful cottage. Available from 4/5/08. Sgl $250 prm/pw. Couple $300 prm/pw. Call 0419336585


BYRON CBD f-f, Queen garden room, n/s, $160pw or $50pn. 0437608240

BANGALOW SELF STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333

BANGALOW beautiful large 4br home, f-furn, walk to shops, views, refs req, avail 31/5-28/6, $600pw incl. 0418388252

OCEAN SHORES Large room, ens, tv, b’band access. Share spacious house with 2 others. Mature, non-smoker, $160pw inclusive. Ph 0400013753

SPOTLESS 1BR f-furn apartment under house. Suit single working fem, avail now til Oct, $230pw. Ph Judy 0425711688

MYOCUM lge sunny room & ens in luxury house, f-f or part-f, pref fem, n/s, d/f, $225pw, avail 1-3 weeks. 0412085236

TROPICAL gardens & pool in Bangalow, 2 rms avail 1 May in peaceful spacious Qlder, $150 ea, n/s, vego. 0405223536

BYRON SUNRISE f/f room w/wir & ens. Close to beach, bus, IGA. W’less i’net $150pw Ph 0411509655

MULLUM room in gorgeous home for n/s worker/student $120pw. 66846158

LENNOX quiet room, close to beach, avail 30/5-13/7, $150pw. 0434838969

LENNOX HEAD room to rent, rural setting, $150pw. Ph 66878983 BEACH PALACE sanctuary, rooms avail from $35pp. 66871980 or 0438247456 SUNRISE lovely spacious fully-furn 4br house avail 28 May - 30 July, 2 dbl & 2 sgl rooms, outdoor ent area, 2 bathrms, 2 living areas, bond & refs ess. $500pw or $460pw if paid in advance. 0402590725 BYRON Old Bangalow Rd, 17 June - 21 July. Quiet person/cpl, small secluded house on beautiful retreat property. Must cat sit $290pw. Ph 0421904176 BYRON HINTERLAND 1br, s-c, modern private bungalow from $350pw, max 3 months incl utilities. or phone 66849234 BELONGIL BEACH 2 bedroom unit, fully self-cont, $500pw. 0412361786 LUXURY RENTAL Byron Hinterland 20mins Byron. 4br, 2.5bthrm, spectacular 360 degree views, gourmet kitchen, resort style pool, 50 acres with private creek & rain forest, incredible opportunity for short term rental, avail for min 3mths rental between May & Oct 2008. Brand new addition, renovation just completed $990pw. Ph 0411508509 or 0410331627 SUNRISE 1 room, share renovated house, n/s, $210pw. Ph 0409844402

AFFORDABLE ROOMS 2 standard size, beautiful spacious, 4br house, big backyard, great scenery, close to shops & beach, singles or travellers welcome. Call/text Luke 0431460143

CLARKES BCH 300mtr, sunny single room, $130pw, pref prof wrkg lady, vego, n/s, d/f. Phone 66857736 SUFFOLK room in friendly, sunny home, $130pw, fem pref. Ph 0407921075 SUNRISE lge funky house, share with 2, vego, no kids/pets, $155pw. 0407006371 BROKEN HEAD 2 rooms, cples $250pw or sgles $130pw, Ph 0423250953 STH GB waterfront, 2 mins to beach, big studio, veg, $130pw + exp. 66805657 SUNRISE beaut, room, for quiet worker, $110pw + bills. Ph 66855241 SUNRISE 2 rms, bir, cls shops & beach, $120 & $130pw, bond, 66809384 af 4pm LARGE ROOM fridge, TV, microwave, bed, close to town, short or long term, single or couple, $250pw. Can sleep up to 4, $400pw. Ph 0402162042 or 66807359

EWINGSDALE lovely 1br furn apart, pool, b’band etc. Phone 0403022356

MULLUM room in beautiful house, center of town, share with 1 other, working fem pref, $150pw + exp. Ph 0421626015

SUFFOLK lovely room in designer’s home, single prof female. 0414656667 F-FURN double/twin share room, central Byron $240pw. Ph 0411427342

HOUSE SIT PROF CARER avail July 2008, refs, pets /gardens/kids. Sarah-Jane 0415167284 BANGALOW AREA housesitter required from 1st June for 6 weeks for large farmhouse with acreage. Retired single or couple, no pets or children. Must have good refs & be totally reliable. Some garden care. Reply with refs to ‘Housesit’, PO Box 550, Bangalow 2479

SHARE ACCOM. ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. BYRON HILLS half-a-house, 2br + ensuite & living room, mature, n/s, share with professional female, $265pw incl bills. Phone 0427275925

ONE BED APARTMENT furn, balcony, centre of town, only $355pw. Contact Gail Fuller Real Estate 66808111 ROSEBANK 2br + study + pool. 15 acres, creek & forest $360pw. Phone Mark 66212438 BYRON 3br house, pool, on Tallows, DLUG, no pets $550pw, avail from 4 May, refs ess. 66857126 BYRON STUDIO fully furnished, $250pw. Phone 0415482009 CARAVANS & CABINS from $195pw. Apply in person to Byron Bay Tourist Village, Ewingsdale Road. OCEAN SHORES self contained studio, $165pw incl. Ph 0433880405 POSSUM CREEK fully-furn, 1br cottage, spacious living area, verandah, beautiful views & gardens. Responsible n/s single. $170pw. Ph 66872902 SUFFOLK studio, 175m to beach, partfurn, $200pw. Phone 66853661

S-C STUDIO Mullum town. Single, quiet person, $175pw incl. Ph 66844119 LILLI PILLI 3br townhouse, 1.5bthrm, quiet, furn/unfurn, $450 - $500pw neg, avail now. Ph 0421422645

HIGHGROVE TRADING REALIZATION LIQUIDATION Clearance 3rd and 4th May BATHROOM 531 vanities 2.4, 1.8, 1.5, 1.2, 1.0, 900,750,600 Wall hung or kickboard from $110 82 Tall boy cabinets 826 Showers frameless from $290 1000m Glass pool fencing 600m Glass balustrading 1216 Ceramic Basins from $45 848 Baths from $85 14 Spa baths 2000m2 White wall tiles $5.90 Plus huge range of wall and floor tiles 6000m2 Glass tiles 5000 Mirrors from $25 3000 Taps must be cleared from $50 1800 Stainless steel sinks 340 Laundry cabinets 740 Full China toilet suites $120 180 Heater towel rails 1800 Bathroom exhaust fans with heat lamps 400 sets of accessories - towel rails etc 70 Mirror shaving cabinets

FURNITURE 271 Designer leather sofas from $1300 43 Designer material sofas 36 Barcelona leather chairs 32 White glass tables 380 Leather beds - king, queen, double - white and brown 52 Leather blanket chests 850 Ornate mirrors from $80 700 White leather-look dining chairs 86 Timber buffets 2000 Lamps - modern and ornate 1500 Designer lights 1800 Glass vases 15000 Glass tumblers 980 Original paintings 910 Cast-iron ornate urns 3000 Terracotta and fibreglass pots 800 Leather wine boxes 500 Leather hat boxes Travertine stone boxes/Travertine stone large urns

Cnr Wain and Wardoo Street, ASHMORE - 07 5526 3731

New Brighton OCEAN SHORES Avail now $380 4br home, ensuite, kitch/lounge combined, yard, carport. Avail now $330 3br home, timber floors, deck, separate lounge and dine, yard, carport. Avail 10-05-08 $360 2br fully furnished house, front/back decks over gardens, timber floors, carport.


SUFFOLK modern new house, 3 bedrooms with BIRs, avail now, nice courtyard, big bathroom with spa, share with 23yo male, $140-$150. Call 0400667447

Avail 7-04-08 $295 2br home, timber floors, lounge/dine combined, carport, close to river and beach.

BYRON caravan to rent, close to town/ beach big leafy back yard, $100pw + bond, bills incl. Ph 66858529

Avail now $400 3br house, ensuite, deck, includes lawn, water, electricity. Car space. Avail 14-05-08 $360 high set 3br home, close to beach, undercover deck, carport. Avail now $450 4br home, separate dining/lounge, office, undercover deck, air-con, good storage area, lug, close to beach.

BYRON CBD opp beach, fully-furn, double/twin share room. 0408855738 BYRON HILLS furn room in 3br house to share with 1 other for quiet caring working person $150pw. Ph 66853521

BYRON room for rent Shelly Dr, 10 min walk to town, close to beach, share with 3 others, spacious house, big veranda, suit working, must be tidy & easy going, $140pw incl w’less internet. Ph Brent 0400993641 or Col 66858391

SUFFOLK PARK BEACHSIDE Alcorn St. Room to share with 2 others in a nice house $210pw for room, $140pw for DLUG. Available now. Ph 0407132195 STH GOLDEN BCH share clean 3br house, large rooms, with 1 male, 380mtrs to beach, broadband, Austar, $150pw + exp. 0431637650 or 66805824

REAL ESTATE Mullumbimby – 2 b’rm unit + SG, patio, close to shops. Avail now. $260 p/w. No pets Mullumbimby – 3 b’rm house, rear deck, close to shops. Avail approx 5th May, $340 p/w. No pets. Ocean Shores – 3 b’rm house with views, lrg deck, ensuite, DLUG. Avail end of April. $450 p/w incl lawns. No pets. Left Bank Road – 3 b’rm + study exec style home, ensuite, lrg living area, verandahs, views. Avail now. $560 p/w. No pets. Property for sale. Industrial Space – Approx 136 m2 suitable for food processing. Handy M’by location – flood free, bright and airy. Rent by negotiation dependant on lease.

6684 2663

61 Burringbar Street Mullumbimby


NORTH OCEAN SHORES Avail 11-05-08 $410 4br home, 2 bath, timber floors, lounge and dining separate, fenced yard, lug, close to beach. For further details or inspection please contact 6 Strand Ave, New Brighton 6680 1594


URGENT Rental residences urgently needed. Heavy demand from qualified tenant(s) Experienced management team.

Contact Tony Parker

79 Burringbar St, Mullum Tel 02 6684 2200

Brunswick Heads Permanent Rental 2 x 2 Bedroom - fully furnished 1 x 1 Bedroom - fully furnished from $250 to $310pw 100 metres to town centre overlooking river.

Phone 6685 5025

MOOBALL/BURR AREA rural views, 2br house with lge garage & lge verandah, n/s, pets ok (outside), refs, $300pw + 4wks bond. Avail now. Ph 0401561445 STH GOLDEN BEACH 1br, s-c spacious, granny flat, suit mature employed female, n/s $190pw incl. Enquiries 66802158 OCEAN SHORES fully furnished, modern, open plan, self-contained, bedsit. Private tropical garden, broadband, suit single worker $200pw incl. 66803012 BYRON CBD f/furn private beautiful 2 bdrm house, balcony, yard, 2 toilets, sunroom, approx 3 months from beg. June - beg. Sept. Would suit very clean only. $400pw + bond. Ph 0409019814 NEW BRIGHTON tropical beach house, 1 minute walk to beach, direct river access, 3br, 2.5 bathrooms, DLUG, avail now $450pw. Phone 0400243037 STH GOLDEN BCH 3br timber house, DLUG, 3 mth lease, $350pw. 66801779 SUFFOLK PARK BEACHSIDE spacious 4br, 3 en-suites, lap pool, spa, remote 3 LUG, security. Avail now, $700pw. Domain ID5690132. Ph 0412367233 GOONENGERRY CABIN $95pw, female pref. Phone 66849432 QUIET CABIN 2 sep rooms, 5 min to Mullum, $190pw. 66842595 CLEAN CARAVAN in garden setting for e right person. $110pw + exp. 66853521

Byron Bay Byron Bay - Somerset Crt Fully furnished 2 bedroom unit Walking distance to town Avail now - $470 pw

Suffolk Park - Oceanside Place 4 bedroom fully furnished or unfurnished home. 6 or 12 month lease. Avail now - $450 to $500 pw Telofa - Bangalow Road 3 bedroom renovated cottage with 50m2 shed. Avail now - $625 pw

Elders Real Estate Byron Bay 4/47 Byron Street 6685 8911

$300pw Ocean Shores 3b/r home. Carport, large yard, located in a quiet area, AVAIL NOW. $330pw South Golden Beach 3b/r 2bth/r townhouse. Carport, walk to beach, AVAIL NOW. $700pw North Ocean Shores 3b/r 2bth/r fully furnished home. Ocean views, pool and maint. incl. 6 month lease. $310pw Ocean Shores 3b/r 2bth/r home. SLUG, walk to shops, Property for sale, AVAIL NOW. $370pw Ocean Shores 3b/r 2bth/r home. SLUG, backs onto park, fully fenced yard. AVAIL NOW.

Prestigious 4 bedroom Massinger Street home centrally located with amazing ocean and panoramic views, Avail now $695pw Refs required. No pets Ph: Jason 0438 809 556 between 9am-5pm

BYRON/SUFFOLK room in quiet, spacious, lovely home, overlooks natural reserve, working person, n/s, d/f, veg pref. $150pw + exp. Ph 0413588279


Byron Bay - Broken Head Rd 3 bedroom home with separate Studio Avail now - $450 p/w

LILLI PILLI room for conscious working happy fem with 1 other. Own bathroom + internet $130pw + exp. 0434552283

SUFFOLK BEACHSIDE great house, single rm. Sh/long term $115pw fem pref. S-C studio $220pw sh term. 66854230

SUFFOLK b’side, Alcorn St, studio, single person $225pw. Ph 0411515353

Byron Bay - Blackbutt Plc Furnished studio, close to town. Avail now - $250 pw

Clearance starts 9am Sat 3rd May and ends 4pm Sun 4th May

SUFFOLK BCH converted garage, own entrance, $180pw, 1 room $150pw, avail in nice house for working person, d/f, spa, wireless, + bond & exp. 0415448391

BEACHSIDE SUFFOLK PARK free standing unit, 2br, 1bthrm, in quiet complex. 2mins walk to beach. LUG $420pw. Ph 66859823 or 0417115361

SUFFOLK b’side, Alcorn St, 2br furn, 6 month rental $575pw. Ph 0411515353

LILLI PILLI 2 rooms in spacious, lush house, for happy, mindful, clean working person/couple, share with mature & fun fem & male, b’band $280pw + exp + bond. Phone 0404520766

OCEAN SHORES room avail for easy going professional n/s, d/f, male pref, $130pw + bond & bills. Ph 0429729466

BYRON furn, Qbed, sgl, quiet, mature, wrkg fem, $105pw. sms/ph 0421602313

THE CHANNON 2 great spaces under one roof. Split level each 130sqm, setup ideal for artists/creative industries. Make an offer. Ph Cameron 66886355

EWINGSDALE beautiful, big 3 bedroom, 2 bathrm house, pool, big garden, no pets $550pw, avail mid May. 0401840922

COORABELL large f-f room, fun luxury house, $140pw. Ph 66884038

SUNRISE n/s, working person share with 1 other. $185pw inc. elect. 0409844402

STYLISH S-C STUDIO Suffolk. Suit single professional female. 0414656667

MAIN ARM 4br house, spacious, huge shed, $375pw. BH: 66855212 / AH: 66845500

CARAVAN Goonengerry, working male, $115pw. 66849498 after dark only

O.SHORES funky room, furn, $120pw/$150pw shrt term. 0405320933

BEACH SUFFOLK f-furn room, TV, friendly house, travellers welcome. $150pw. Phone 66854905

BANGALOW lge 3br home, f-furn, 1yr old, walk to town, avail 1/6 - 30/7, $450pw inclusive. Refs required. 0431621518

BYRON BAY Lge luxurious hse, f-f, own resort, beach, spas, theatre. 3-6 months from now. Fr $1000pw. 0414347972

EXECUTIVE BYRON PENTHOUSE Spacious 1br apt, mod kitch & bthrm, wrap around balcony, centre of town, furn/un-furn, avail now, $500pw. Gail Fuller Real Estate. 66808111

$360pw Ocean Shores 3b/r 2 bth/r home. Walk to shops and golf course, AVAIL NOW. Long lease avail. $420pw Brunswick Heads 4b/r 2bth/r renovated home. Partly/ fully furnished. Short lease. $470pw Ocean Shores 4b/r 3bth/r 3 storey home. DLUG. Garden maint. incl. Pets OK. $370pw New Brighton 3b/r home. Walk to beach. Long lease available. AVAIL NOW. $450pw North Ocean Shores 4b/r 2bth/r home. Fenced yard pool and maint. incl. AVAIL NOW. $350pw Ocean Shores 3b/r 2bth/r unit. Complex of 3, DLUG, walk to shops. AVAIL NOW. $360pw Ocean Shores 3b/r 2th/r home. Large yard. DLUG, long lease avail. AVAIL NOW. $560pw Mullumbimby Spacious 4b/r 2bth/r home. Panoramic views of ocean and hinterland. AVAIL NOW.

SMALL BEDSIT cabin s/c for worker $175 pw Coorabell. Phone 66847420 BYRON self-cont studio in Paterson St, no kitchen $150pw. Ph 66858775 BYRON 3br, 1 bthrm Federation house in Kingsley St, large block, carport, work shed, enclosed v’dah, $595pw. Apply in writing: PO Box 1803, Byron Bay 2481 SUFFOLK BEACHSIDE stunning new 2br, 2bthrm, eco-designed, Asian-style house, furnished, compact 2-storey, luxury kitchen, home theatre gated w-deck, carport, suit single or couple, 4 min walk to beach, cul-du-sac, 3 to 6mth lease, no pets, $600pw + bills. Ph 66854176 BRUNSWICK HEADS 2br furnished unit, carport, 6mth lease, $360pw; Bedsit which opens onto yard, share laundry $150pw; 2br ground floor flat, share laundry $220pw; 2br flat share laundry, carport $230pw Ocean Shores 3br house, ensuite, DLUG $350pw. No pets unless specified. Siwicki Real Estate, 17 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads. 66851206

BRUNSWICK HEADS 3 br, large fenced yard, avail now, $440pw neg. OCEAN SHORES 3 br, 2 bath, SLUG, shared pool, $340pw, avail now. L.J. Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177 5/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads

BYRON BAY Mott Street Newly renovated 4 bed, 2 bath house. SLUG, private garden. Avail Now. $620 p/w Blackbutt Place 3 bed, small dogs allowed $600 p/w Belongil Court 2 bed, 1 bath, unfurnished townhouse. $320 p/w Ocean Street Quality 3 bedroom home. 2 living areas, modern kitchen, aircon, DLUG, 40m walk to Tallow Beach. $625 p/w Pacific Vista 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse. a/c, SLUG. $460 p/w

SUFFOLK PARK Redgum Place 5 bed, 2 bath and pool $600 p/w Oceanside Place 4 bed, 2 bath. 200m to beach. $500 p/w

BANGALOW Blackbutt Crescent 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG. $550 p/w

L.J. Hooker Byron Bay 6685 7300

$440pw Mullumbimby 4b/r home. Walk to town. Lawn maintenance incl. AVAIL NOW. $650pw North Ocean Shores Large 4b/r 2bth/r home, DLUG, Ocean Shores, partly furnished. AVAIL NOW. $420pw Middle Pocket 4b/r home. Fully fenced yard, shed, lawn maintenance incl. $450pw Ocean Shores 3b/r 2bth/r home. Landscaped gardens, ocean views. AVAIL NOW. 6 month lease.

PRDnationwide Ocean Shores Phone Shaylah 6680 4400

WANTED TO RENT ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. RENTAL PROPERTY WANTED Professional family desire land or rural setting with 1 or 2br cottage/bungalow. Beach vicinity, low impact, low energy simple living. We have own teepee and dome. Ph 0429045696 TEACHER n/s, needs quiet, self-cont granny flat / studio / part-house. Walk to beach & shops Byron. Ben 0401820864

Byron Shire Echo April 29, 2008 47 SPACIOUS self-contained, unfurnished studio or granny flat, good references, 66844754 AH or 07 55253433 SPACIOUS cottage/studio in nature for quiet local woman, exc refs. 66847802 LANDSCAPER seeks studio/cottage, work/part rent Byron area. 0423223417 LADY SEEKS self-cont space in Mullum. Phone or SMS 0423631270 after 7pm. QUIET female, employed/studying, n/s, seeks small self-contained space on outskirts of Byron. Caravan will do. Ph 0409387148 STONE CRAFTSMAN looking for work space, close to Byron. 0407653789 2 RESP FEMALES seek spacious 2 br unit/house between Sunrise & Suffolk, d/f, a/f, unfurn, excel refs, $250 - $300pw. Ph 0439041048

<:C:G6AB6C6<:G NORPA is seeking a General Manager to work alongside Artistic Director Julian Louis. NORPA plays a vital role in providing performing arts for the Northern Rivers region and is one of Australia’s few successful regional performing arts companies. Each year NORPA creates new work, presents an annual Season, manages two venues, and engages with local artists and audiences through these and other activities. Working in a small team, the successful applicant will be required to manage the general and business activities of the company, including all personnel, financial and administrative matters. They will also be involved in liaising with local, state and federal government funding bodies, and responsible for funding applications. We seek someone who is collaborative and self-motivated, and can demonstrate initiative. They must have the ability to provide leadership while working well with the breadth of people involved with NORPA. For a complete job description email Andrew Binns at Applications due Friday 23rd May 2008 by email or to Dr Andrew Binns c/o NORPA PO Box 225 Lismore 2480.



MOTHER & 2 teenage daughters need a yummy home urgently. Federal or surrounds. Call 0410075168

WWOOFA FREE FOOD & accom in exchange for help with small family & garden, backpackers ok. 15 minutes to Byron. Ph 0434390338

TO LEASE SHOP FRONT Billi $120pw, Siwicki RE 17 Fingal St. Bruns. 66851206


Upstairs office in attractive complex in Byron. Suit creative, office based business. On site parking, garden, fully furn. $200pw incl outgoings & GST. Ph Beck 66855347, 0413166314 PROFESSIONAL ART STUDIO with office/workshop space, wireless, gallery, kitchen & bar, rent varies depending on needs, Byron A&I. ASAP. 0419779584 COMMERCIAL KITCHEN well equipped in Byron A & I Estate, available 1 - 3 days per week. Ph 66809662 INDUSTRIAL SPACE to rent, $125pw. Suit artist/designer. Ph 66808884 BYRON INDUSTRY EST great space, workshop/studio/industry. 0404613626

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: CHEF REQUIRED for Raes On Wategos. Please contact Andrew on 0410363436 or email CV to:

Program Co-ordinator

For a new program “ Encounters with Interesting Minds”. We need a culturally and commercially savvy person to source high profile speakers and to compile and implement a calendar of events in the Northern Rivers region. For further details contact Apply in writing to Program Coordinator PO BOX 1846 Byron Bay 2481 by 2 May 2008

Grants Writer – part time – 1 day per week Experienced and successful applicants need only apply. This recently created position is designed to attract large grants and donations from philanthropic trusts, foundations, and the community sector. You’ll be self motivated and work independently to research opportunities and identify potential funding bodies. Your excellent writing skills will ensure a successful outcome from your grant writing. Your understanding of the Not for Profit sector is an advantage and your proven track record is imperative.

Communications Manager – part time – 3 days per week This exciting role covers the management of communications, public relations and marketing. This includes brand management and developing communication materials. Your experience should include media liaison, public relations, copy writing and editing, website management, brand and materials management, documenting and reporting. You will be highly motivated, pay attention to detail, like a challenge and have the qualifications to manage this role. Your understanding of the Not for Profit sector is an advantage. Rainforest Rescue is a local not for profit organisation committed to protecting rainforests forever. Our team work from Mullumbimby, NSW. To obtain copies of the position description please email info@rainforestrescue. View our website: for more information. To apply email your resume, including detail of your experience and why you want to work at Rainforest Rescue to Closing date Friday 2nd May.

CLEANER WANTED Professional domestic cleaning experience required with attention to detail. 4-6 hours weekly. Non-smoker, energetic, hard-working, reliable, honest, own transport, 2 referees required. Coorabell. 66872304 BRIDGLANDS MULLUMBIMBY are seeking an experienced casual sales assistant for their electrical store. Needs to be willing to work weekends and during week as required. Applications in writing to: The Manager, PO Box 91, Mullumbimby, NSW 2482. SATORI BAR & CAFE Belongil Beach, Byron Bay. Staff required for opening of restaurant. Wait staff/chef/apprentices. Full time & casual positions available. Ph Adam 0416241174 WANTED short order cook 11.30 to 5pm shift. Only experienced need apply in person with resume to Munch Juice Bar, Sunrise, next to IGA.

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 CRANE DRIVER required part time, local or Gold Coast, must be exp / ticketed. Ph 66845106 or 0425808056 BYRON GYM casual front desk/sales staff. Call Kathleen 66858577 or email resume to BYRON part times sales in ladies fashion, must have min 3yrs retail sales exp. Resume to Running Wild, Jonson St

Spa Coordinator

full time. Mature, well presented, organised, must have computer/reception skills. Massage, beauty, spa exp pref. Rem Massage/beauty therapist p-time/contract, must have min 2-3yrs experience. Send resume to Melinda D @


now recruiting for a take-away/kitchen hand between 17-20yr old. 20-30hrs pw, mainly nights. Phone 66872883 or email: CASUAL HORTICULTURIST must be experienced, qualified or undergoing studies. Own vehicle with some equipment preferred. email:daylightgardening@westnet.

EXPERIENCED CLEANERS required for beautiful holiday rental. Attention to detail a must. Fax resume to 66808960

GUITAR/JAZZ Harmony Tuition Con/Uni level guitar, bass and theory taught privately by former head of guitar studies at NRCAC. Ph 66877665 or 0404611428

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

GUITAR LESSONS O. Shores, all ages experienced teacher. Ph 66802747

Senior First Aid

PLASTERER - GYPROCK FIXER 20 years experience with domestic & commercial. Phone 0405777417

Work cover accredited 1 day course, exp instructor, Mullum Sunday May 4. Serge or Tara 66804066, 0427107255

LABOURER MAN WITH UTE HANDYMAN Available now. All jobs considered. Phone Matt 0427172684

VIDEO EDITING projects & tuition iMovie, Final Cut Pro. Call Majida 66843449 TUTOR yourself online. Contact wwwires. com 1300662825


WORK from home on the internet. Contact 1300662825

EXPERIENCED friendly Barista/Waitress avail, Mon, Thurs, Sat. 0432389353

BEAUTY / MASSAGE THERAPISTS Beauty Therapist required for Balinese day spa, rostered hours. Beautiful environment and great team. Fax resume: 66808960

EXPERIENCED CLEANER Mature, reliable, thorough. Non toxic products $25 Phone Sarah & Lynda on 66802283

PA SYSTEM 400W stereo, moulded cabinets, powered mixer, FX, $650. Ph 66871630


HAVE SAW WILL TRAVEL handyman experienced, mature, reliable, honest. 21yrs building exp. No job too big or small. Phone 66840033 DYNAMIC PA/Project manager, space for new clients. Phone 0415167284



ORGANIC GARDENER Sustainable design & installation. Ph 0415167284

Byron Bay Model Management will be holding a casting for BBFW ' 2008 ' on Thursday 8th May between 1 - 7pm at the Byron Community & Cultural Centre, 69 Jonson St Byron Bay. Please join us upstairs in the Veranda Room. We are looking for Guy & Girls with unique or classical features, great opportunities exist for the right applicants so don't miss out.

GARDEN MAINTENANCE Brush cutter - chainsaw - general landscaping - reliable & affordable. Phone 66882428 or 0488518799

We look forward to meeting you there.

HANDYMAN home & garden maint for bond retrieval also specialising in fencing & excavation (Dingo excavator). Ph Reg 0422200313 for a quote

FUNERAL NOTICES SIMBA - KEEFE DAVIDSON WEST passed away 18 April 2008. A celebration of Simba’s life will happen on Friday 2 May at 2pm Gummifera Gardens, at the Lismore Memorial Gardens, Skyline Rd, Goonellabah. Email - pommybill@hotmailcom or phone Will 0404466867


STONE MASON/LANDSCAPER For all feature stone walls, crazy paving, cobble stones, mosaics & water features. Ph Ger 0407653789


Property maintenance, building, repairs & gardening. 0437278726, 66845017

TUITION MATHS with High School teacher, years 7-12, over 15 years exp. Also Japanese lang with native speaker. 66809343

• Project Management • Purchasing • Merchandising • Client Liasion • Showroom Sales

BORN TO TEACH A patient & creative tutor for Kindy to Year 8 Maths & English. Specialising in learning difficulties and Year 6 & 7 Maths. Block lessons for home schoolers avail, tutoring in my home or yours. Pick up from school by arrangement. Qualified teacher. Ph Jessie 66845017

Email resume to

PIANO have fun learning to read & play music, rapid results, all ages - excellent for children. O Shores. 66801861 ENGLISH LANGUAGE + TESOL ESL & TESOL courses in handy Byron location. BYRON BAY ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL. 66808253

Residential Support Worker

TKNONANNY Mac tuition in comfort Call Bettjoy 66803497

Various positions available


There are few jobs as personally rewarding as those that help improve the quality of life of other people. As a Residential Support Worker with the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, you will provide care and support to people with a disability living in community-based group homes. The work is not always easy but the rewards are great and it will bring out the best in you. The needs of the people we care for vary, so you’ll need to remain flexible, adaptable and positive in everything you do. Comprehensive training is available to successful applicants.


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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– 12 & 26 May 5.30pm Next course 11 June

5/1 Carlyle St, Byron Bay

For more information or to apply online, visit or phone 1800 185 466. Total remuneration package valued up to $53,403 per annum including salary ($39,306 - $48,394 pa) and employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. For casual positions, rates commence at $19.82 rising to $21.10 per hour for applicants with a Certificate III in Disability (plus loadings and penalties).

6680 8253

.. A Mother, Nan & Great Nan who leaves us with treasured memories of our time together. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed, not only today but everyday by all of her family.

John Lawrence 08-11-52 – 28-4-2005 It’s three years now since John died… At times the reality hits me like a wrecking ball… I feel like a spider trapped by a child inside a glass… Looking for an opening to escape… Surely someone will lift up that glass and let me out… But there is no way out… Just the reality of a brother lost… PL

LOST & FOUND FOUND: 2 mountain bikes on Bangalow Rd, Saturday 19 April. 66858438

PERSONAL CURRENT relationship not satisfying you? Find a dominatrix/pool cleaner on the internet. Contact 1300662825

Want to work in

Commencing rate depends on qualifications and experience. Please Note, shift work is a requirement of the role.


The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care is an equal opportunity employer.

An initiative of the NSW Government

VINCE AND THE VIPERS Acoustic three piece party band Cheap rates. Ph 66844235 vinceandthevipers

SUFFOLK PARK CHILD DAY CARE at home. Beautiful environment available. Please call Barbara on 0402493144

Busy Interior Design company needs Interior Design PA / Assistant – must be experienced


MASSAGE THERAPIST (fem) required for Relax Haven. Ph 0415249585

MATHS with High School teacher, years 7-12, over 15 years exp. 66809343

QUALIFIED PAINTER looking for work, small jobs ok. Ph Rob 0408900134

ADULT MASSEUSES required for legal Tweed Heads establishment. Phone 07 55992465 EXPERIENCED HEAD CHEF Full-time position, in busy Byron Bay Cafe/Restaurant, great package provided, a passion for people and food is essential. Call 0433127121

EXPERIENCED SPRAY PAINTER for mobile home. Ph Dhira 0421387066

Certificate and Licence North Coast TAFE Ph: 1300 666 182

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Community Classifieds

Appear in 5 big community newspapers for only $9.50 per line...

PH: 1300 733 521... PH: 1300 733 521...PH: 1300 733 521... CAMPER SALES VEHICLES - 4WDS CLEARING SALES VEHICLES - 4WDS Weekly & HIRE TOYOTA SURF ‘91 TURBO

3 DOG CAMPING Camping trailer sales & hire. Ute back & roof top campers, box trailers. Agent for Waeco/ Engel fridges & camping accessories. PH: 6685 5460

CAMPERVANS VW TRANSPORTER 1990 Trakka Poptop campervan, auto, full width double bed, seats 5, sleeps 4, 171,000 genuine kms, full service record. ACT vehicle, no rust, 3m x 2m annexe with screened door and windows, aux. battery, microwave, 2 burner stove, portable fridge 12v & 240v. $14,900 ono. PH: 02 6653 6812 or 0413 131 349

CAR HIRE MURWILLUMBAH CAR SALES / HIRE Car hire $150.00 per week. Call 6672 5454

CARAVANS ON-SITE CARAVAN, WOOLI $18,000 PH: 0427 493 049 2004 MILLARD CARAVAN 2 berth, 14x7ft, roll-out awning, many extras. $19,000 PH: 6646 6698


SATURDAY 3rd MAY 10am A/C Peter Anderson Est. (Building Contractor) 360 Connors Road, Tregeagle via Lismore NSW 2480

SATURDAY 3rd May - Builders Equipment, Tools (hand, power, air & concreting), Engineering, Welding, Automotive & Machinery. Full detailed list @



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MOBILE FOOD VAN, Coffee machine, bain-marie, gas/ elect. Reg’d. Grafton $23,500 ono PH: 6649 3154

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AGISTMENT BANGALOW 2 paddocks, share with one horse, feed shed $10pw. Ph 66853232

KITTENS 3 beautiful affectionate girls, 8 weeks old, litter trained. 2 gray tabbies, 1 ginger. Ph 66809123 ADOPT A CAT from Animal Welfare League NSW. Phone 66844070 JACK RUSSELL PUPS 2F $250, 11 weeks, really lovely pups. 66802106

Tom Cat

Pets Free To Good Home 2 beautiful purebred dogs 3 year old Australian Terrier 5 year old Mini Poodle Both extremely sweet natured, great with children and other pets. Must let go of due to family circumstances. Phone 6680 5494

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Hi, I am an athletic, sleek and graceful silver tabby around a year old. I am loving and loyal, adore humans but not a fan of children, sorry! I am generally good with other cats but prefer females. I have the softest fur and will make a loving companion.

Phone Lesa: 0438 363 287 for appointment to meet me or one of the other cats/kittens

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Tom’s sight is impaired but he can find his dinner bowl and a warm spot close by. Perfect for a villa or apartment. He's a year old, loving and affectionate, de-sexed, immunised and micro-chipped. We love him but he needs a new home now. Meet Tom at the Cat Adoption Centre, 123 Dalley St, Mullumbimby. Open Tues. 9-11 am, Thurs. 3-5 pm, and Sat. 10am - 12 noon. Tel. 6684 4070.

on 6687 0516 or email

Mullumbimby Thursday May 8 from 9am. Cakes, craft and lots of goodies. Taxi rank in Stuart Street. Helping to raise funds for Mullumbimby youth involvement in World Youth Day 2008.

PETS PUPPIES Jack Russell, 4 white with brown spots, $50 each. 66858887

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TANTRIC MASSAGE Relax and Heal. Paul 0409556969 SENSUAL full body massage bliss. In/ Out calls. Ph 0432600485 WANT SOME YUM? Explore your senses, experience touch & sensual massage in sacred space. 0401578806

SOCIAL ESCORTS MALE ESCORT AVAILABLE Also erotic massage. Phone 0434223526 ATTRACTIVE HOSTESS TO SPOIL YOU, 34 Piper Drive, Ballina, 10am till late. 66816038 BYRON AREA OUTCALLS. Phone 0421401775 BYRON SENSUAL DELIGHT. Incalls. Phone 0402169906 OUTCALLS incalls. Beautiful. Sexy. Size 8. Byron. 0409342216 + massage AA ATTRACTIVE new, 1 week only outcalls, Byron Shire. 0428291736

‘Off the Shelf’, the annual self publishing book fair sponsored by the Bangalow Writers Group, will be held at Bangalow on Sunday August 24, 2008. To be part of this exciting promotional and networking activity, book your table now. $25 per table, or share $15. Contact Jean on 6687 8094.

Probus Meeting Brunswick Valley Probus Combined Club will meet on Tuesday May 6, 10am at the Ocean Shores Country Club. Our guest speaker is Shani McKay from the Professionals, giving us her views on the local housing market in this area, a must come and listen. All welcome to share in the friendship and outings provided by the club. Enquiries 6679 5830.

Coorabell Hall News The Coorabell Hall Association would like to inform the local community that unfortunately we are unable to have any more bands playing at our local hall and have had to try and cancel band bookings from May 1. If you have already booked in a date and have not yet been contacted could you please ring Lyn or Trevor on 6688 4350, or Pat on 6687 1514.

FAC Meeting The Film Artists Cooperative (FAC) will meet on Thursday May 1 at the Byron Bay Services Club in Jonson Street. FAC is a support group of actors, producers, directors and other film artists who collaborate with one another to make films. It is free and new members are welcome. For further info, contact coordinator Susie

BrunZwick AM Toastmasters need to reinvigorate and regenerate our numbers after a few members having found either new positions, employment or appointments through skills acquired from Toastmasters have left our club, so we invite anyone who would like to study, learn and achieve better relationships through training that in turn opens new opportunities the way a Toastmasters Club can. Please attend on April 23 at 9:45 am @ SDA Hall in Shara Boulevard Nth Ocean Shores. Details from Steven on 8003 5292.

Changes Program CHANGES is a twelve week program (one night per week) designed for men who are experiencing, or have experienced, the impact of significant change in their lives and relationships. The Lismore Men and Family Centre is now offering a new innovative approach to assist men to understand, talk about and explore how the impact of change has, or is, affecting their lives and relationships in an open and supportive environment.The CHANGES program will be run at the CWA rooms in Mullumbimby from the evening of Wednesday April 30. For more information please contact Lismore Men and Family Centre on 6622 6116 or Neil Bryant on 0411 583 400.

Seniors Computing Byron Shire Seniors Computer Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday May 5 at 1.30pm in the Pioneer Hall, Gordon Street Mullumbimby. Workshops to start back on Tuesday April 29 and Wednesday April 30 at Community Centre, Rajah Road Ocean Shores at 1pm. Enquiries Gloria 6676 1891.

Social Forum ‘Is A Different Byron Possible?” Join in preparations for a community weekend (June 13 to 15) exploring Byron Shire’s most pressing social

challenges and opportunities and focussing on positive solutions. Come to Byron Social Forum meetings held every Monday 5pm at the YAC (ByronYouth Activity Centre). Phone Paul Spooner on 6685 7777 for more information.

Bangalow Garden Club In the past year Bangalow and District Garden Club has attracted many new members with an interesting program of guest speakers, botanical activities and social garden visits.The next meeting is onWednesday May 7 at 1.30 pm in the Bangalow RSL Hall, Station Street, Bangalow. New members welcome.

View Clubs Lennox Head VIEW club is meeting on Monday May 5 at the Lennox Head Bowling Club. Meeting starts at 10.30am followed by a guest speaker and lunch. Please phone Coleen on 6687 7098 for further details. Brunswick Valley View Club luncheon is on Thursday May 8 at the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club. Tea and coffee at 10.30am, meeting starts 11am. Guest speaker Marty Hancock. Cost $17. Apologies to Myra Wilkes on 6680 1151.

Autumn Club Trip The Autumn Club Senior Citizens of Byron Bay will host a bus trip to Tucabia ‘Squatters Rest’ on Thursday May 15. All welcome. For bookings call Doreen on 6685 6499 or Phyll on 6685 7723.

Fitness Industry Training Byron Youth Service is about to start a free course for young people interested in the Fitness and Wellbeing Industry. If you’re between the ages of 15 and 24, currently unemployed and want to know more about the fitness industry then this free course is for you. Course begins on May 6 with just a few positions left, so ring Simon on 6685 7777 to find out more.

Byron Community Market The next Byron Bay Market is on

Sunday May 4. The Romaniacs will keep everyone entertained from 10am to 2pm and buskers will perform throughout the day. Please support our charities, Red Cross and the Companion Animals Welfare Inc. Sorry no dogs allowed at the market. For more information call 6685 6807 ext 2 or visit au

U3A Ballina/Byron The Poetry andWriting Group meets on Tuesday May 6 at 10am at the CWA rooms, Brunswick Heads. All welcome Contact 6685 1982.

Friends of Feros The next meeting of the Friends of Feros is on Tuesday May 6 at 2pm at Feros Village, Marvell Street, Byron Bay. Feros Village provides hostel and nursing care for older folk in Byron Bay and Bangalow. New members welcome. Enquiries to Nola on 6680 1234.

Suffolk Dune Care Next Dune Care meeting on Saturday May 3 at 9am at the beach end of Gaggin Park Walkway. The group is friendly and hard working, weeding and regenerating the dune area. Contact Helen 6685 4964.

Winter Whales The Byron Bay Beach Hotel Winter Whales Ocean Swim is on Sunday May 4. Join the fun for the 2.2km swim from Watego’s Beach to Main Beach. Prize money of over $5000, all proceeds to charity. To enter visit or call 0421 155 600.

Landcare Morning The Mullum Creek Landcare Group will be working at the Coolamon site, between the Mullum High School and the Bowling Club on Sunday May 4 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Bring your drinking water, hat, sunscreen and gardening gloves. Morning tea provided with homemade cake and good company. All welcome. Enquiries to Rita on 6684 1495.

Real Estate



• Huge potential, near level land, dam • Federation style double brick home • 5 br / 2 bathrooms, Tassie oak kitchen • 9 foot ceilings and polished timber floors • Walk or cycle to town, 20 min to beaches Ernst Reisch 0428 842 387



• Quality built 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Separate 2 bedroom studio • Private & serene, end of cul de sac • 1.5 acres, lake, island with gazebo • Beautiful easy care palm gardens • Cycle to town & Steiner School Ernst Reisch 0428 842 387



• Enjoy the great view to Mt. Chincogan and Mt. Warning • Spacious, light and airy brick and tile home • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dining • Sheltered outside entertaining area by the pool • Close to Shearwater Steiner School & town

Ernst Reisch 0428 842 387



• Open plan living/dining, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • 2.2H (6 acres approx.) with level garden for kids • Big decks and a pool onto that magic view • Certified organic fruit trees and a spring • Huge shed with power and water Sally Packshaw 0404 475 038



• Set amongst a large variety of palms • A charming three bedroom cottage • Room for car, caravan or ark! • Low maintenance block – 720.5sqm approx. • End of a quiet cul de sac

Phil Spencer 0402 007 898



• 5 beds plus study & 3 stylish bathrooms • Open plan living/dining, country style timber kitchen • 6,277sqm (1.5 ac approx.) Separate studio • Spacious verandah with view to Wanganui gorge Sally Packshaw 0404 475 038

Professionals Mullumbimby/Bangalow • 59 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby • 6684 2615 •

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and flowing water feature, stone walls and exotic trees. You will love the homestead’s high ceilings, ducted air and tasteful design throughout this 3 large bedroom and 2 bathroom plus study home, also featuring a master bedroom with separate living, study and walk-in robe. The comforatble lounge with dining and stylish kitchen is joined by a separate sun filled sitting area with fireplace and magic views from within and from the large ajoining balcony outside. To be auctioned onsite June 28. 456 Old Byron Bay Road. Price guide Contact Scott on 0412 296 872. $2.3-2.5M


ithin 5 minutes to Bangalow village and 10 minutes from the beach, this extraordinary 2 level quality colonial homestead exemplifies the Byron hinterland dream. An easy care private one acre overlooking stunning bubbling creek with pontoon and resident platypus, 5 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, stylish granny flat plus large studio, expansive living areas including a rotunda style outside living area with cupola and spire. 1170 Friday Hut Road – Between Buttery and Brooklet Road. $1,750,000. Contact Sonia on 0409 033 250 or Scott on 0412 296 872.

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iscover the ultimate 4 bedroom 3 bathroom country homestead on the ridgeline of Fernleigh Valley offering spactacular hinterland and valley views. This superb 25 hectare estate bordering Skinners Creek with grazing acres, original bails, complete managers studio and machinery shed, together with small managed maca and pecan crops is a delight. You will love O the spacious home layout, Sat PEN chefs kitchen, enormous urd HO ay 3 US bedrooms and ensuites -3.3 E 0pm and two living areas plus inground pool and serenity. This property is correctly priced to sell at $1,885,000. 156 Tooheys Mill Road, Fernleigh. Contact Scott on 0412 296 872.

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Mortgagee Exercising Power Of Sale Lot 230 (1560) Upper Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby • Timber & stone featured home • 3.7 Acres ( 1.54 ha), dam, services • Private lush setting plus studio & outbuildings Contact Cristina Hague on $ 439,000 0403 677 921 for info.

Prime Commercial Site 112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby • Council approved D.A shops plus units • Soil tests all clear • Big site • 1,112sqm rear lane access • Secure your future

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Delightful with exotic timbers in living/dining & kitchen Covered deck extends around the home Main bedroom offering views to Mount Warning Abundant water on the 2 ha property and clean paddock perfect for horses and agriculture

Lifestyle & luxury in beachside Suffolk Park Huge decks out the front and back Includes approved freestanding guest quarters Private master bedroom and ensuite Agent owns property

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Stunning interior, timber floors throughout 2 storey atrium is the central point of the home Huge open plan kitchen/dining area Outdoor living area looks over Asian inspired gardens

Immaculate, fully furnished holiday home Strong rental history and high returns Tropical gardens and great bbq area Open plan lounge/dining area, modern kitchen Agent owns property

2.7 acre block of land Fabulous open living, private and secluded Lovely undercover wrap around deck Ozone filter pool with Balinese-inspired pavilion

Cement rendered, light filled family home Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area Covered patio for dining alfresco, NE facing yard The lake, Tallow Beach and Suffolk Park shops are all just a walk away

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Price: $450,000 Contact: Jason Byrne 0417 443 344

Price: Contact: $120,000 Loretta Mackney 0488 223 344

Price: Contact: $995,000 Loretta Mackney 0488 223 344

Price: Contact: $560,000 Jason Byrne 0417 443 344

Contact: Loretta Jason Byrne 04170488 443 344 Mackney 223 344

Contact: Lorettta Mackney 0488 223 344

Contact: Lorettta Mackney 0488 223 344

Contact: Jason Byrne 0417 443 344

For more information on listings and virtual tours:

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‘Seadrift’ Browning Street, Byron Bay Daily 1-1.30pm Contact Peter on 0411 837 330


9/9 Shirley Street, Byron Bay Thursday 12-12.30pm Contact Peter on 0411 837 330

Out! ing! Sold Remain 2 e 4 g a y t l S 3 On e Stag


10 The Links 64-70 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay Sat & Sun 11-11.30am Contact Sharon on 0408 659 649


3/41 Redgum Place, Baywood Chase Sat & Sun 1-1.30pm Contact Sharon on 0408 659 649


511 Friday Hut Road, Possum Creek Sat & Sun 2-2.30pm Contact Sharon on 0408 659 649


56 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay Saturday 11-11.30am Contact Neil on 0419 274 798


2/6 Sallywattle Drive, Suffolk Park Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Neil on 0419 274 798



21 Kings Road, Federal Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Erin on 0434 007 227


173 Fowlers Lane, Bangalow Saturday 1-1.30pm Contact Erin on 0434 007 227


7 Pepperbush Street, Byron Hills Saturday 1-1.30pm Contact Neil on 0419 274 798


6/6 Firewheel Place, Suffolk Park Saturday 2-2.30pm Contact Bryce on 0412 057 672


46 Myocum Ridge Road, Myocum Saturday 3-3.30pm Contact Neil on 0419 274 798


‘Breeze’ Corner Booyung & Tweed Streets, Brunswick Heads Sunday 12-12.30pm Contact Jon on 0422 794 384

4/41 Redgum Place, Baywood Chase OPEN FOR INSPECTION SATURDAY 11-11.30AM

UNIT 4 ‘FAIRWAYS’ 41 REDGUM PLACE Q 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Townhouse Q Quiet Location Q Lovely North Facing Apartment Q Realistic Price Q Very Modern Design Q Air Conditioning

22 Gordon Street, Byron Bay OPEN FOR INSPECTION SATURDAY 2-2.30PM


4 Bedrooms, Convienient Location Great Entertaining Area Lush Tropical Gardens Short Walk To Beaches Large Family Living Seperate Studio

Contact Neil Cameron 0419 274 798 Or Bryce Cameron 0412 057 672 $ 845,000




10 PARK ST, BRUNSWICK HEADS – ZONED COMMERCIAL In The Heart Of Brunwick Heads 150 Metres To River And Hotel QRedevelop To Maximise Income Q Q


Contact Glen Irwin 0418 604 080 Or Jon Luton 0422 794 384


Yes! Location Is Everything 2 Bedroom – Recently




Renovated Kitchen

Ideal For Holiday Letting


& Capital Growth


Contact Neil Cameron 0419 274 798 Or Bryce Cameron 0412 057 672 $ 440,000

Price Indication

Represents Entry Level Into This Exclusive Holiday Letting Precinct QSuit Holiday Or Permanent Letting

$ 495,000


BAY VISTA LANE 103 Beech Drive, Baywood Chase Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Sharon on 0408 659 649


Entertainers Delight Sparkling Pool, Balinese

Gazebo QHigh Raked Ceilings QTimber Floors, Open Plan Living Q5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And Wrap Round Verandahs Q2.75 Acres With Lush Tropical Gardens

$ 2,295,000 New Management of Residential Property

Earn 10,000 Reward Points

60 Massinger Street, Byron Bay OPEN FOR INSPECTION WED, FRI & SUN 12-12.30PM

LAP OF LUXURY Elevated, Overlooks Town And Hinterland Q4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Home QImpressive Granite Gourmet Kitchen QHome Office, Mulitimedia Room QLarge Outdoor Area, Landscaped Gardens QAgency Declares Interest Q

L.J.Hooker 4/31 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7300

nobody does it better

Contact Peter Yopp 0411 837 330

List and Sell Exclusively

Earn 20,000 Reward Points

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eRealty – flexible, effective and affordable Byron’s Best Investment

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Listed for sale, off the plan, are these conveniently located 18 strata titled storage sheds. They will be situated in the new area of the Arts & Industry Estate of Byron Bay, have easy vehicle access and be securely fenced. They range in size from 27sqm up to 67sqm and would make a sound investment.

Priced from $90,000. For further information please contact Tony Farrell on 0417 212 692 or LJ Hooker Byron Bay on (02) 6685 7300.

Byron Bay

Getaway Home In Federal


“Lothlorien” is a 40 acre property that boasts uninterrupted ocean views to Cape Byron Lighthouse and is within 5 kilometres of the heart of Byron Bay. This sea side acreage is complemented with an award winning architect designed home spread over 36.5 squares internally plus 17 squares of covered verandahs. The home features a gourmet kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms plus a self contained guest

retreat. The Tasmanian oak parquetry floor leads you into the library and lounge/dining room that opens up with cathedral ceilings and exposed beams giving both depth and light. Includes spa room,15m pool and a 6mx9m shed. Price $4,250,000. For further information please contact Liam Annesley on 0417 780 795. Byron Bay

Near The Beach At Suffolk

Tree House – Ocean Shores

 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, SLUG  Stainless steel appliances & A.C.  North facing balcony & paved

shops, cafes & hotel Contact John West on 6685 3805 or 0421 603 564 for an inspection. $ 562,000

Please drive by 2 Yengarie Way.  Sound proof studio/office  Polished timber floors  3 upstairs bedrooms  Huge forest garden 942sqm  Near shops and beach.... Call Warwick Porter for appointment 02 6680 4545. AD# P17613 $ 419,000

For Sale Retail Space

Intown Position

OP Sat EN HO 12-1 US 2.30 E pm

21 Kings Road, Federal. Located close to the heart of Federal and within 20 minutes of Byron Bay is this fantastic privately located renovated home set on 3 acres of delightful mature lush gardens and features stunning views of the Federal hinterland and mountains towards Minyon Falls. There is nothing to do but simply move into this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home featuring beautiful exposed timber throughout, newly carpeted floors, high raked ceilings,

fireplace, dining and living areas. Outdoors sees a fantastic wide entertaining verandah, 2 carports and 2 water tanks . This property has unlimited potential and would suit the purchaser looking for their own private getaway. For further information or to arrange an inspection please contact Glen Irwin on 0418 604 080 or Erin Chapple on 0434 007 227. Byron Bay

Prime Block – Coastal Perfection

Selling $440-475.000

garden courtyard  On-site management, security, pool,

tropical resort gardens  2 min walk to Tallow Beach, village

 810sqm next to reserve  Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom

home  2 spacious open plan living areas

and well appointed kitchen.  Office + storage area  2 mins from Byron Bay CBD  Short walk to Byron High, rugby

oval & golf course 20 Palmer Ave, South Golden Beach This 756.8sqm allotment enjoys a sundrenched north aspect and superb views, offering you the chance of a lifetime ... to settle in a sensational oceanside locality and create that perfect family home you have been planning for years. Set in a quiet cul de sac location yet so handy to pristine uncrowded beaches, idyllic calm waterways, shopping

centres, fabulous Brunswick eateries and good bus transport too. Your new residence will be in great company, with quality homes adjoining in this blue ribbon street with underground power. Enquiries: Winston 07 5506 6645 or 0414 997 722 See

3 Marvell St, Byron Bay.  Approved for retail or take away food outlet.  Top location in CBD hub.  Quality arch. building.  Avail. leased or freehold.  Nett space 40.5sqm + secure carspace + terrace (Total 79sqm). Call owner 0418 868 643.

$ 500,000 ono

Fiji – Rare Freehold Land Opportunity

Unique Lifestyle Living

 Stroll to Tallow Beach

Phone Sue on 0416 275 111 for an inspection.

OPEN FOR INSPECTION Scott Harvey Real Estate p50 • 456 Old Byron Bay Road. Sat 11am-12pm. • 1170 Friday Hut Road – Between Buttery and Brooklet Road. Sat 12.30-1.30pm. • 156 Tooheys Mill Road, Fernleigh. Sat 3-3.30pm. • Lot 1 Pacific H’way, Newrybar. 1.5km south of Newrybar. Sat 2-2.30pm. LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads p51 • 3 North Head Road, New Brighton. Sat 10-10.30am. • 31 Elizabeth Avenue, South Golden Beach. Sat 11-11.30am. • 33 Coomburra Crescent, Ocean Shores. Sat 11-11.30am. • 14 Short Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 12-12.30pm. Byron Bay First National p52 • 63 Teak Circuit, Suffolk Park. Sat 10.30m-11am. • 1/122 Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay. Sat 10.30m-11am. • 1/1 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 10.30m-11am. • 12 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 11.30am-12pm. • 12 Luan Place, Byron Bay. Sat 12.30-1pm. • 11 Azolla Place, Suffolk Park. Sat 1.30-1pm. • 2/46 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 1.30-1pm. • 13/11-19 Cooper Street, Byron Bay. Sat 1.30-1pm. • 2/42 ‘Tuckeroo Estate’ Macgregor Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 1.30-2pm. • 5 Bay Vista Lane, Ewingsdale. Sat 1.30-2pm. • 12/21-25 ‘Seeana Court’ Cemetery Road, Byron Bay. Sat 1.30-2pm. • Lot 4 Kennedys Lane, Tyagarah. Sat 1.30-2pm. • 1 Mango Bark Court, Suffolk Park. Sat 1.30-2pm. LJ Hooker Byron Bay p54 • ‘Seadrift’ Browning Street, Byron Bay. Daily 1-1.30pm. • 9/9 Shirley Street, Byron Bay. Thu 12-12.30pm. • 10 The Links 64-70 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay. Sat & Sun 11-11.30am. • 3/41 Redgum Place, Baywood Chase. Sat & Sun 1-1.30pm. • 511 Friday Hut Road, Possum Creek. Sat & Sun 2-2.30pm. • 56 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11-11.30am. • 2/6 Sallywattle Drive, Suffolk Park. Sat 12-12.30pm. • 103 Beech Drive, Baywood Chase. Sat 12-12.30pm.

• 21 Kings Road, Federal. Sat 12-12.30pm. • 173 Fowlers Lane, Bangalow. Sat 1-1.30pm. • 7 PepperbushStreet, Byron Hills. Sat 1-1.30pm. • 6/6 Firewheel Place, Suffolk Park. Sat 2-2.30pm. • 46 Myocum Ridge Road, Myocum. Sat 3-3.30pm. • ‘Breeze’ Corner Booyung & Tweed Streets, Brunswick Heads. Sun 12-12.30pm. • 4/41 Redgum Place, Baywood Chase. Sat 11-11.30am • 22 Gordon Street, Byron Bay. Sat 2-2.30pm. Gail Fuller Real Estate • 136 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 12-12.30pm. • 4 Hakea Place, Baywood Chase. Sat 11-11.30am. • Unit 5, 21-25 Cemetery Road, Byron Bay. Sat 12-12.30pm. • 23 Blackwood Crescent, Bangalow. Sat 1-1.30pm. Elders Byron Bay • 4 Coorinda Place, Federal. Sat 11-11.30am. • 1B Jackwood Court, Byron Hills. Sat 11-11.45am. • Talofa Lodges, 684 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Sat 1-1.45pm. • 16 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Sat 10-10.45am. • 7 Prior Drive, Cooper Shoot. Sat 12-12.45pm. LJ Hooker Byron Bay p54 • 21 Kings Road, Federal. Sat 12-12.30pm.

AUCTIONS LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads p51 • 14 Short Street, Brunswick Heads. Auction 11.30am start Sat May 24 at RSL Hall Fawcett St, Brunswick Heads. Inspect Sat 12-12.30pm. • 31 Elizabeth Ave, Sth Golden Beach. Auction 11.30am start Sat May 24 at RSL Hall Fawcett St, Brunswick Heads. Inspect Sat 11-11.30am. Byron Bay First National p52 • 231 Coopers Shoot Road, Byron Bay. Auction 11am onsite Sat May 3. Elders Byron Bay p54 • 7 Prior Drive, Coopers Shoot. Auction 1pm Sat June 7. Inspect Sat 1-1.45pm. LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads p54 • 10 Park Street, Brunswick Heads. Auction 1pm onsite Sat May 24. Inspect Sat & Sun 1-1.30pm.

Offers Over $ 700,000


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Maui Bay Estate, located on the beautiful Coral Coast of the main island of Fiji, offers an ideal lifestyle change/ holiday home destination and unique investment opportunity. A peaceful and relaxed living environment located on a white sand beach overlooking the ocean provides an idyllic living atmosphere close to resorts and world class surfing, diving and fishing reefs. Maui Bay Estate features electricity, telephone,

broadband internet access and Beach Clubhouse which makes for convenient living from your island paradise home. The best ocean view lots (over ½ acre) are selling fast from $125,000 (available on 10% deposit vendor finance). Taveuni Development Company (Australia Office) on 07 5572 4415 or 0404 448 430. From

7 Prior Drive, Coopers Shoot. Auction 1pm Sat June 7. Inspect Sat 1-1.45pm.  2 acres of peaceful rural land  10 minutes from beach & town  Ideally north facing withlLighthouse views Contact Matt Towner on 0414 185 976


Byron Bay

Lindendale Farmlet bedroom character farmhouse contained 2 bedroom studio plus study  Dairy bales, massive fig trees on approximately 6 acres  Substantial plantings of palms, pony tails & cycads  Income potential from advanced stock & producing seed  Suit the green thumb  Plenty of room for horses  Just minutes to Alstonville Price $750,000 + advanced plant stock Web Ref: phiip Contact: Morag 0403 498 648 or Brian 0408 899 555




the most powerful real estate advertising in the shire

10 PARK STREET, BRUNSWICK HEADS ZONED COMMERCIAL Auction 1pm Onsite Saturday May 24th Located approximately 150 metres of the historic Brunswick Heads Hotel and within walking distance to the beach and river you don’t get abetter position than this. You have options with this property. Zoned Commercial you can develop into a residence upstairs and a commercial premises downstairs.

ALL OFFERS PRIOR TO AUCTION CONSIDERED. Contact Jon Luton on 0422 794 384

Contact Peter Browning on 0411 801 795

L.J.Hooker Byron Bay 4/3 Lawson St, Byron Bay 4/31 02 6685 7300

L.J.Hooker Brunswick Heads 02 6685 0177

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Local government is going head-to-head with the state government over proposed changes to planning law.You can keep up to date at www. and read more in the news pages and Comment. â&#x2013; â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  Will there be checkout chicks in the Mullum Woolies, assuming the supermarket eventuates? According to a recent SMH report: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thirty years after Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst automatic teller machine, the war on queues has opened a new front: the supermarket checkout line. Woolworths yesterday committed to installing self-service checkout terminals in 70 stores by the end of June and in all new and refurbished stores. The kiosks, operating so far in 16 stores and trialled for some months at several Big W outlets, allow customers to scan and pay for items without a cashier.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  Speaking of Woolies, Mullum Community Action Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call for campaign slogans resulted in the ďŹ rst prize, a $150 voucher from Santos Trading, going to to Gary Street for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mullum: We Want Small Traders â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Not Corporate Invaders. No Woolworths!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The group is now looking for funding for bumper stickers, badges and T-shirts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; call 6684 1415 if you can help. â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The World Bank points out that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the grain required to ďŹ ll the tank of a sports utility vehicle with ethanolâ&#x20AC;Ś could feed one person for a yearâ&#x20AC;?.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to mention the grain diverted for meat production for new consumers in Asia and Latin America. This is taken from George Monbiotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article on the current global food crisis. Read the full story at www.monbiot. com/archives/2008/04/15/the-

Rod Ferguson from the Australian Academy of Tai Chi demonstrates some of the more unusual variations of the art at the Australasian Qi/Chi/Ki Arts Festival in Bangalow last Saturday. Fans were representative of the scholar in ancient China. It was always males who carried fans as only men were allowed to attend school. Ferguson demonstrated how the fan could also be used as a weapon if necessary. Fergusonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demonstration was one of many that gave the audience insight into the diverse martial art forms, including Liu He Ba Fa (water boxing), Qigong, Wing Chun and Aikido. Origami, weaving demonstrations by our own mayor Jan Barham, meditation and music made up the two day festival. Email to contact members of the Qifull Qigoing and Tai Chi Network and the Australasian Qi/Chi/Ki Arts Festival. Photo Lou Beaumont

pleasures-of-the-ďŹ&#x201A;esh. Of the 2.13 billion tonnes of food likely to be consumed this year, only 1.01bn, according to the UNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), will feed people. â&#x2013; â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be the ďŹ rst guest on ABC TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new interactive public affairs program, Q&A. Lateline presenter Tony Jones will host the hour-long program, with the Prime Minister taking questions from the studio audience, as well as from viewers online and via sms. Jones is encouraging viewers to ďŹ re in questions for the PM via the Q&A website at www. â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  â&#x2013;  For those who want to follow the money trail in the political donations furore The Greens website has a handy search engine. Happy hunting.


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Byron Shire Echo – Issue 22.46 – 29/04/2008  

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

Byron Shire Echo – Issue 22.46 – 29/04/2008  

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