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THE BYRON SHIRE Volume 23 #30 Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Mullumbimby 02 6684 1777 Byron Bay 02 6685 5222 Fax 02 6684 1719 21,000 copies every week


Farewell to Jenny Verroen Eve Jeffery

New Years Eve marred by tragedy in Byron Bay Jann Gilbert

Jenny Verroen, Mullumbimby identity and much loved Echo staff member, died of complications arising from a recent stroke, at Tweed Heads Hospital on Monday December 29, aged 63. Born Jennifer Dorothy in March 1945, Jen was the oldest of Ted and Dorothy ‘Doff ’ Wareham’s three children. The family including Jenny’s younger brothers Steven and Geoff, lived at Maroubra in Sydney’s southeast. She was an extremely bright child, which was recognised when she won a scholarship to Sydney Girls Grammar. Jenny grabbed all knowledge from every source and at quite a young age headed overseas to explore the world, arriving in the US in the late 60s where she worked firstly for Chris Craft Boats then at the Radio TV Station, KMSP. In 1969 she became the administrative assistant to Jack Chestnut, the campaign manager to former Vice President of the United States, Hubert H Humphrey, in his successful bid to be reelected to the Senate. DJ Leary, political commentator and former media director for Vice President Humphrey has fond and vivid memories of Jen. ‘That campaign was where Jack, Jen and myself first forged a friendship that has weathered time for almost 40 years,’ says DJ. ‘After the campaign, Jen went briefly to Australia but Humphrey was being pressed to run for President in 1972. When he decided to make the run for the White House, he told his campaign manager to bring Jennifer back from Australia, as he wanted her in the US to help him campaign. Humphrey lost the nomination to George McGovern, who lost to Nixon and then came Watergate.’ In 1972 Jen moved to Duluth, Minnesota, as comptroller for the Upper Great Lakes Pilots. The pilots navigated foreign ships through the Lakes. She was also comptroller for Seaway Services, an umbrella corporation

whose companies provided tug boats on the Lakes, stevedoring services for the Port of Duluth, and line handling services in several Great Lakes ports. Jen stayed in the shipping industry for about ten years, finally becoming the overall administrator of the entire operation.

Love of her life It was during her service on the Lakes that she met ‘Verroen’, the love of her life. Gerard Verroen had retired from his career as a ship’s captain and was the general manager of the freezer terminal for shipping in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The corporation that Jenny worked for bought out the firm which employed Gerard and he was ready

to fight for the jobs of his workers when the new company rep entered the room. ‘She was dressed in a white ruffled blouse and a purple jacket,’ recalls Gerard. ‘She had flaming red hair and I thought “God, what a picture”. I was worried that she was going to fire us all but it was settled well, though Jenny kept coming back to Wisconsin for the most minuscule reasons. I thought it a long way to travel for such small things. Then I caught on.’ The two became a pair and were inseparable for almost 30 years. When Jenny fell in love with Gerard she also became a part of the Verroen clan, and Gerard’s son Hans Peter in Holland found a kindred spirit in Jen. ‘I found a new mother and a good continued on page 5

Police have released the name of a French national who died at The Pass on New Years Day. Yonas Mauiner, a 22-year-old tourist who was celebrating with friends, is believed to have fallen from the lookout in the early hours of the morning. Surf Life Saving NSW media officer Donna Wishart said that Mr Mauiner had been sleeping at the lookout with two friends, who awoke at around dawn and found him missing. ‘Mr Mauiner was discovered in the water below and emergency services were alerted,’ said Ms Wishart. ‘Two lifeguards assisted police with crowd control on the ground and another two were in the water assisting with the rescue.’ Inspector Darren Steele from Richmond Tweed Area Command said that Mr Mauiner was retrieved by the Westpac rescue helicopter and airlifted to the Gold Coast hospital in a critical condition but died approximately five hours later due to multiple serious injuries. ‘The French Consulate assisted police with notifying Mr Mauiner’s family in France,’ said Insp Steele. ‘Tragically, the gendarmes would have been knocking on his parent’s door right about the time they were welcoming in the New Year.’ Insp Steele said a post mortem would be carried out in the next couple of days. ‘Detectives at Tweed Heads have interviewed the people who were with Mr Mauiner and noticed him missing, and they’re continuing their investigations,’ said Mr Steele. Mr Mauiner’s family have made arrangements for his body to be returned to France following the post mortem. Surf Life Saving NSW Manager of Lifesaving Services, Craig Roberts, is urging people to take care on beaches and waterways during the holiday season. ‘Not only are incidents like these tragic for the families of those

involved, the increased pressure on our lifesavers and lifeguards at this time of year puts them at risk as well,’ he said. Aside from the fatality, Insp Steele reported that the 10,000-strong crowd spread across Byron Bay’s CBD and beaches on New Years Eve was generally well behaved. ‘Sixteen criminal infringement notices were issued for minor street offences,’ said Insp. Steele, ‘and one man was charged with three counts of assault, all of which occurred between 12.20am and 12.50am on New Years Day.’ In a first for Byron’s Main Beach, lifeguards were on duty until 2am. Northern NSW Lifeguard coordinator Stephen Leahy reported significant numbers of people on the beach and said that although lifeguards were kept busy conducting rescues and preventative actions in an attempt to keep punters from getting into trouble there were ‘no major incidents or rescues’. Byron Bay Hospital however experienced another (sadly) recordbreaking season of alcohol- and drug-related injuries including fractures, lacerations, alcohol poisoning and side effects from other substance abuse. ‘Busy would be a gross understatement,’ remarked one unofficial hospital source. ‘It’s been flat out since New Years Eve and it just gets busier every day.’ In other news NSW Minister for Police, Tony Kelly, has reminded partygoers to take care following a steep increase in drink and food spiking incidents. Data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research reveals a 150 per cent rise in spiking incidents between January and June last year. ‘It is important not to take a drink of anything you are unsure of and if you feel strange, particularly after having only a small amount of alcohol, ask someone you trust to immediately take you somewhere safe,’ Mr Kelly said.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ever ybody eyes down. Number 22, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 and 2.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; These few simple words have the effect of galvanising a two hundred strong horde including burly blokes into quacking like Donald Duck in the quest for bingo victory. In its twentieth year, the Housie shed, or tent rather, has been entertaining the crowds in Banner Park Brunswick Heads during the summer school holidays. Housie and the adjacent pick-a-prize tent are the major fundraising events for the Brunswick Valley Rescue Squad, enabling them to make necessary upgrades and repairs to vital equipment. Last season the funds raised went towards an hydraulic pump which powers the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jaws of Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and this year the squad is hoping to recoup some of the $40,000 that was spent to replace the rescue boat motor which died in November. Members of the squad donate yet more of their time to running the event each year and Deputy Road Captain Sue Biggar busily counts revenue and coordinates games boards during the evening. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This year has been an improvement on last,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Sue.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The rain kept a lot of people away last summer but we are having a good year.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The shed and its atmosphere is a great way for families to relax at the carnival. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We had members from five generations of one family sitting in the front row last summer, they have been coming for years,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Sue. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A lot of people come back year after year and they always come up and say hello. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I often get women coming up saying that they are still us-

ing the salad bowl or cheese knife they won in the pick-aprize years ago.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; This is 10 year old Josephine Greenhalghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eleventh housie year. Josephineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Maree has been a regular volunteer at the shed and actually went into labour ten years ago while she was helping out with the fundraiser. Josie has spent every year in the shed and this summer made her debut calling out those precious numbers for the punters. Sue says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little trouper.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great. She sells boards and runs around all night helping out and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really good at calling the numbers, we are lucky to have her.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Housie and pick-a-prize tents open from 7pm to 10pm each night until January 18. The rescue squad always welcomes new members for service as active road and marine crew rescuers and for myriad other jobs large and small. For more information about the squad or to become a member ring Sue on 6685 1000 or 0416 235 822.

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The Kites and Bikes Festival is back in Brunswick Heads on March 21 and 22 with an attempt to break the Australian and world records for the most kites in the air at once. It has been the dream of former festival coordinator (now sponsorship and promotions coordinator) Kim Rosen to have a go at the world record. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The concept was to organise groups of the shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sporting, school and community groups into teams in their colours along the beach, each supplied with a kite, as a display of community cohesion which would raise money for a local charity,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

said Kim. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;However the logistical challenges and need for coordination and the cost of supplying everyone with a kite to fly meant we needed a record attempt major sponsor. It has always been a challenge just to source enough money from local businesses to cover the running of the main event, so it just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t financially feasible. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;However, we are now thrilled to announce that Country Energy has come on board as the principal sponsor of the Country Energy Kite Record Attempt.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; In 2007 the Scouts organised a fly-in on the beach at Glenelg



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SA, and set an unofficial world record of 1,127. This year, at one of the largest kite festivals in Malaysia, a new official world record of 1,655 was set. Lisa Parkes, experienced coordinator of charity events, has been engaged to organise the Country Energy Kite Record Attempt. Lisa is looking for sporting teams, school classes, community or interest groups or even groups of friends of 10, dressed in their colours, to register online from January 26. The entry fee is $10 and everyone will receive a green, yellow or white kite to paint beforehand.

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Young musos liven up Brunswick Story & photo Eve Jeffery

The Brunswick Heads Soundshell Theatre came alive to the sounds of youth on the weekend as the first of three all ages, drug and alcohol free events were staged in Terrace Park. The weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show is the first of three to be produced by City and Colour Inc, a local youth group who received a grant from the Music NSW Indent project for the development of all ages entertainment. The next two shows are set to be great gigs and will be held on the February and March market days from 2pm. For more information about the bands or other event details, email Nathan at biggoonSingSingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Phoebe Robertson going off at Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soundshell event in Terrace Park.

Farewell to Mullum identity Jenny Verroen From front page

mother she was to me. We â&#x20AC;&#x153;spoke the same languageâ&#x20AC;?. She was so clever and understanding. I could discuss any and all topics with her and our kids felt like they had a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;Omaâ&#x20AC;?.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; In the late 70s, Jenny and Gerard moved to a house on St. Clair Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in the early 80s she brought her parents over for a lengthy holiday in the US. During their stay, her mother suffered and eventually succumbed to a recurring incident of cancer and Jen along with her father Ted and Gerard, decided to return to Australia, eventually settling in their home at Wilsons Creek. Jen was involved in so many local projects and associations they are beyond count â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she was a champion of the Bush Fire Brigade, the Chincogan Fiesta Committee, the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers and the Brunswick Valley Historical Society. It was through these

community groups she became well known throughout the shire. There was never a time when the Verroens did not have a box of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;babiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the den, a bird flying through the kitchen to a perch on the mantelpiece or a phone call to rescue a snake from some hysterical human, and as members of the historical society, Jenny and Gerard will be well remembered as the Mullumbimby Market managers, for which Gerard says they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a single market in 12 years. The Verroens were new arrivals in Mullumbimby when Nicholas Shand and David Lovejoy started a newspaper in 1986 and with the wealth of accounting practice behind her, she set up a bookkeeping system and became an important part of The Echo team. Veteran Echo receptionist Felicity Gaze remembers Jenny as an accommodating and patient teacher. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any of the skills I needed for this job

when I started. She was a very welcoming person who showed me how to do everything. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be in this job today if it werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for Jen.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; This was also true for many Echo staff members who were employed over the years simply because of the faith Jenny had in their ability, myself included. Jen worked in some capacity for The Echo right up until her trip to Europe and the US in 2005. The Verroens had a joyous family gathering in Holland on their European leg. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;They came to visit us in Holland in 2005,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Hans Peter. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It was a wonderful occasion and afterwards they continued on to the USA. That was the last time we saw Jen but she will always be our dear mum and oma.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Verroens travelled to St Paul. They were staying with their good friend â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Princessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pam Arledge when Jen collapsed on May 26 with a stroke caused by an arterial venous malformation, AVM, a rare

condition that occurred deep in her brain. Thanks to Cyberknife technology, Jen survived the stroke and with friends and family across the globe awaiting her every breath, she rallied enough to be transported to Australia to continue her recovery. Because of her reduced physical capability, Jenny and Gerard moved from their much loved haven at Wilsons Creek to a more manageable house in Mullumbimby and Jen continued to progress with her recovery. But not for this world was such an angel and her recovery was merely a long goodbye, as Jen was struck again by a stroke in November last year. This time her revival was not as stellar. Sadly just before the new year she let go her hold and flew away. Jenny Verroen leaves behind a legion of broken hearts. She will be sorely and sadly missed and her presence will never be forgotten.

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Thunderbird electric bicycles are go Story & photo Hans Lovejoy

As I drive out of Byron Bay to do a story on a new electric bicycle manufacturer in the Arts and Industry Park, the irony of it all becomes clear. There are cars banked up all the way from Belongil and if I had one of these bikes I wouldn’t be sitting in traffic on my return into Byron. The solution is that simple – the corrupt and inept NSW government will not be constructing any bypass or railways soon, and a practicable solution is thankfully available in our neighbourhood – right now. By riding a bicycle that costs 10 cents to charge, has a range of 40-50 kms at roughly 35kms an hour, all locally based travel has now been addressed. And it’s fun. Tim Seckold is the man behind Thunderbird Electric Bicycles, and his passion for all things electrical and mechanical started at 5 or 6 when he started tinkering with TVs, taking them apart and rebuilding them. It’s sort of like bypassing Lego. So why did he start building electric bicycles? ‘After I bought one by mail order, I could not get replacement parts as they were made from poor quality materials and came from all over the world. So I had to make some of the parts myself as many of the components lacked reliability.’ With over five years of de-

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velopment – testing every possible combination and configuration of components – Tim claims to have developed the most easy-to-use and affordable electric bike available in Australia today. He has been making bikes to order for some time, according to individual requirements, and now has a range of off-the-shelf models ready to go. ‘Local bicycle shop COG supply the men’s, ladies and tricycles and then I fit the electric motors, batteries and running gear,’ he says. ‘The bikes from COG are all good quality aluminium bikes that won’t rust. ‘The batteries come from a

supplier in Lismore, the drive component and motor is from Victoria and have great wholesale prices for these parts… in fact the only parts I order from overseas is some of the running gear. I have tried to buy local where I can.’ The battery is a gel cell lead acid and is fully recyclable, according to Tim. ‘Other batteries available hold more charge but unfortunately end up as landfill, so these are the best option currently.’ Recently Greens MP Ian Cohen purchased a Thunderbird bike to ride to Parliament House in Canberra and has been enthusing about and ad-

vocating the virtues of electric transport for years. ‘He’s in it for the health and environmental aspects,’ says Tim. ‘And an electric motor means he can do further distances in shorter time.’ The price starts from $1250 for a complete bicycle or $950 to convert your own. ‘The additional weight of the motor and batteries have little effect on normal performance and hill-climbing becomes effortless!’ Thunderbird Electric Bicycles are at 4/10 Wollongbar Street, Arts and Industry Park, Byron Bay. Phone 0427 123 242.

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Mullum man dies after bicyle and car collide Mullumbimby man Daniel Afflick, 21, has died following a cycling accident on December 16 last year. According to a police report, Daniel Afflick was knocked off his bicycle by a Toyota sedan as he rode east

along Mullumbimby Road, Mullumbimby, at 8.15pm on Thursday December 16. Daniel was rushed to the Tweed Heads Hospital and then transferred to the Gold Coast Hospital for emergency

treatment to critical head injuries. Police have confirmed that Daniel was not wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the crash. Queensland authorities informed NSW Police that Daniel

died from his injuries on Christmas Eve. The incident is now in the hands of the coroner. Police are reminding motorists and cyclists to show extreme caution on the roads during the holiday period.

Keep an eye out for banded Pied Oystercatchers Beach goers are being asked to keep an eye out for banded Pied Oystercatchers in an effort to track the distribution and survival of this threatened bird. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Ranger, Holly North, said that banding chicks in the local population of Pied Oystercatchers began two years ago. Sightings of banded birds

provide valuable information about the ecology and distribution of this species. ‘Birds banded in 2006 been sighted at Mobbs Bay in Ballina and Belongil Beach in Byron Bay. They have also been seen at Stradbroke and Moreton Island in Queensland and as far south as Port Stephens, near Newcastle,’ Ms North said.

‘We have also had a bird turn up on our beaches that had originally been banded in Westernport, about 100km south-east of Melbourne. This is the longest distance a Pied Oystercatcher is known to have travelled in Australia.’ The birds have alphanumeric yellow flags and a stainless steel band on their legs. These tell

us about an individual bird including what year a bird was born and where it was born. Anyone wanting to report a banded bird should note which leg the band is on and the corresponding letter and numbers if they can be seen without disturbing the bird. Banded birds can be reported to the NPWS on 6627 0200.

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his summer our café has a brand new summer menu. Try our sushi made fresh by Yukiko, our Japanese sushi chef. For many years Yukiko had her own restaurant in Japan and her attention to detail is an inspiration to us all. Yukiko also makes fresh Japanese salads daily. They are delicate and well balanced. You will feel good all day knowing that your lunch was made fresh from local fresh ingredients. Our new salads and sandwiches are also made fresh daily from local ingredients. Simon, our head chef, is using his experience of years at Rockpool to delight us with new combinations of sandwiches and western salads on a regular basis. Our cake menu has been revamped and we bake every day. Our Macadamia Baked Cheesecake is already a legend and sells out every day. Our coffee is still the finest in the district and our baristas make sure your coffee is to your exact liking. We now have two coffee machines and baristas to reduce waiting. Our major focus this year has been in building an extension to our café facing onto the park, which is now open. We think you will love sitting under our magnificent flowering Tipuana tree on our new deck. Picture yourself sipping your coffee and watching the farmyard animals as they watch you while the kids are entertained in our playground and by keeper talks and train rides. Our full menu is available for enjoyment in the park by ordering at the window facing onto the park deck. Relax and we will bring your breakfast, lunch or dinner to you. The park has a brand new attraction open for viewing. Rodents Rodents and more Rodents. We guarantee thrills for the boys and expect some shrieks from the girls. I’m sure we will also have some shrieks from the boys. Over January we will be open until 8pm many weekend evenings. Keep an eye on the banner in front of the Castle for open nights or call us on 6687 8432 if you are planning a twilight visit. It’s my favourite time of the day in the park. Echo staff can vouch for the fabulous sushi, the meltin-the-mouth brownies, fabulously-filled baguettes and decadent cakes. Meanwhile, the back deck with its shady Tipuana tree is proving to be very popular, especially on the days there is live entertainment.

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What price amenity in our little Shire? ally misuse alcohol. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to be Blind Freddy not to see the connection between this and cultural attitudes to drinking (in particular) and, in other sections of the community, drug use. As a friend suggested, if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really serious about sending the right message, how about road-testing a totally â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Byron? Just for a year. Now that would be something to write about. But hark, I already hear the stampede of outraged commercial interests. Still, one can always live in hope!

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5.30am on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and Sarah Musu is on her regular Lighthouse walk. With two kids under three in the super stroller Sarah takes the road instead of the walkway. Normally itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pleasant walk but, this morning, with revellers spilling over balconies and still partying from the night before, it looks akin to a MArated video clip complete with a hint of porn. Not to mention the broken glass, the unbroken glass, overflowing bins and the rest of the litter, language and lasciviousness. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My kids are too young at the moment to know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on but it still makes you feel uncomfortable,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Sarah. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;And they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too young to notice for much longer.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sarah suspends her Lighthouse walks for now. Meanwhile, early morning walkers begin the cleanup and extinguish fires left burning, unattended, on the beach. The banksias and casuarinas have taken a battering this year in the revellersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hunt for firewood. A strange car crash, or pseudo art installation, appears on Bangalow Road, much to the amusement of the still-drinking, likely lads who lounge on

the lawn admiring someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handiwork. The police and tow truck later come to end all this amusement much to the disappointment of the likely lads. And while the tons of extra police may have kept Byron â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;safeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the poor relative, Suffolk Park, barely saw a glimpse of blue and white. So bad luck if you want to make a phone call from the public box outside Suffolk Park Caravan Park (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smashed), or park at Gaggin Park (campervans have been ensconced there for three days), or a go for a walk without being garbled at by (they believe) fun-loving, youthful revellers (read illegal campers) who, for all intents and pur-

poses, simply look wasted and somewhat pathetic. And god forbid if you need to get a taxi, an ambulance, medical treatment or the police. Ah, substance abuse. The seemingly endless drug-fuelled mayhem (till death do us part for some) that characterises Western social and cultural events. Drugs (including alcohol) already feature heavily in health, crime and accident statistics and, according to Paul Dillon, director of the private consultancy Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia, the $53 million National Binge Drinking Strategy is having little effect on a generation of young drinkers who habitu-

All set for chopping and fishing The 49th Brunswick Festival of the Fish and Chips is taking place from January 14 to 17 in Banner Park, Brunswick Heads. The festival, which includes the Woodchop Carnival, is so named to reflect the history of the fishing and timber industries in Brunswick Heads, the fish and the chips. The woodchop competition will this year include 115 entries of men, women and boys from Australia and New Zealand. Events include underhand and standing block chopping, sawing and tree. Last years champions Karmyn Wynyard and Jason Wynyard, the husband and wife duo from New

Zealand, will defend their titles. Events are in single and teams format, including relays plus there will be the State of Origin event. There will be a test between the Australian and New Zealand womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teams. This will be a relay of nine competitors each night on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9pm. The 2007 test at the Brunswick Heads Woodchop was won by Australia. The junior boys will compete in a novice event on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Prior to the festival week, a family fireworks display will take place, weather permitting, on the night of Saturday Janu-

ary 10 at 9pm opposite the Hotel Brunswick. The fireworks mark the commencement of the Festival of the Fish & Chips and are free to all. Also on Saturday January 10, registration for the fishing competition takes place in the timber Housie Shed in Banner Park at 2pm with weigh in on the Sunday at 10am sharp. Competition is open to both junior and senior anglers. Anglers must abide by NSW bag limits and sizes. For further information contact Stu Coles on 6680 5108. Admission to the Festival of the Fish and Chips is free and more information can be found at

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Paddle raises funds for cancer research On December 20, 2008, two Sydney city workers set out from Byron Bay in a twoperson sea kayak to take on a twenty day paddle down the east coast of Australia to Bondi Beach. Scott Timbrell from Bondi and Rob Lowe from Manly have set themselves the challenge of raising $10,000 for The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Scott’s father Douglas Timbrell was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, but due to the skills of doctors he’s now fit and well and shadowing the pair down the coast as they prepare fundraising events in each town along the way. Scott Timbrell said, ‘We’d been told about sharks and dangerous weather that we’d have to face on the trip, but it’s nothing compared to being told that your dad has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. I thought at the time that I could either sit around and do nothing, or get up and do something about it.’ Prostate cancer is a serious but avoidable illness. It’s as prevalent as breast cancer is in women, but general awareness of the disease is lower and often diagnosis is made too late. Men over 40 should go to the doctor and ask for a routine checkup. All equipment has been


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organised by friends, sponsors and people who support their cause. Adventurer James Castrission, who achieved the world first trans Tasman kayak crossing said, ‘It’s great to see fellow kayakers getting out there and challenging themselves while at the same time raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer.’ Anyone wishing to follow their journey can visit www. website where pictures, videos and news are being uploaded

along the way. On the site there is also a link for those wishing to donate money to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. On Day 16 they made it into Boat Harbour, just south of Nelson Bay, ‘and for the first time properly got fin fear. It’s a little like Sunday paranoid hangover fear except you’re afraid of being eaten by a monster with 1000 teeth rather than just being looked at or bumped into while queueing at the Coles checkout.

‘First we saw a one and a half metre juvenile hammerhead, then a three metre shark, then a menacing piece of seaweed, leading eventually to both of us getting twitchy and imagining every bit of white water and dark shape was Jaws about to take an arm off. ‘We didn’t have much to say as we were both feeling sick and were concentrating too hard on staying upright. ‘Tomorrow’s a big paddle to Newcastle across Stockton Beach.’

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Cricket: the real crisis of 2009 Volume 23 #30

January 6, 2009

The road home?

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natical nationalism and widespread international support, backed up by its own nuclear weapons. All we can do is wait and hope that sooner or later sanity prevails on both sides, as it eventually did in northern Ireland. But it would be unwise to hold our breath. And now, having got that out of the way, let’s take a look at the real crisis: the Australian cricket team.

the side would increase still further if the injured regulars Brett Lee (34), Andrew Symonds (33) and Stuart Clark (33) were available. Chief selector Andrew Hilditch (about 96 and a half) likes to describe the side as ‘in transition’. But transition to what? Middle age? Hilditch also insists that the oldest member of all, Matthew Hayden (36), is by no means ready

There are other, younger players of potential around; there must be. But they never get the chance to show what they can do. by Mungo MacCallum The aforementioned John Howard would approve of this allocation of priorities. For him as for his fellow Australian Ginger Meggs (with whom he shares so many limitations) our cricketers hold an almost sacred significance, and the captaincy ranks as the most important job in the nation. Thus Howard must be aghast at the present position but it is one with which he should be familiar. Just as he did, the players have brought disaster upon themselves by hanging around for too long. It is strange indeed to hear captain Ricky Ponting (34) talking about ‘the youngsters’ in his side. These would normally be understood to include Simon Katich (30), Michael Hussey (33), Brad Haddin (31) and the new boys Doug Bollinger and Andrew McDonald (both 27). In fact Peter Siddle (24) is the only one of the current lot under 27. And the average age of

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Kevin Rudd’s ambitious plan to tackle homelessness, The Road Home, was launched on December 21, 2008. The White Paper on Homelessness is available at Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) website or by calling 1800 774 055. Media commentators can be forgiven for expressing scepticism at hopes of achieving the goals to halve homelessness in Australia and to ‘provide accommodation to all rough sleepers who seek it’ by 2020. According to the government, there are currently 105,000 homeless people in Australia, of whom around 16,000 sleep rough. Those numbers are likely to be larger as the global financial crisis bites harder in Australia in 2009. The government is throwing big money at the problem – an additional $1.2 billion over four years, which includes $800 million for new support services for homeless people and $400 million over the next two financial years for social housing. The government also recognises the need to address root causes of homelessness, such as dysfunctionality among families and a need for greater capital injection for aged care places. These are problems which have been festering for decades. The plan to ‘fund a network of 90 Community Engagement Officers within Centrelink to support people at risk of homelessness’ may help rehabilitate that organisation’s image tarnished by the Howard government’s fervour for persecuting the unemployed. The north coast is a ‘hot spot’ for homelessness and the associated problems which stem from mental illness, transience and tourism impact, to name a few factors. The Northern Rivers Social Development Council CEO Tony Davies rightly points out that homelessness is not just a problem for cities. ‘We have very high rates of homelessness in the Northern Rivers,’ Mr Davies said when welcoming the federal government’s plan. ‘This particularly affects young people, people with mental health issues and, increasingly, families with young children. ‘We know that 1 in 70 young people are homeless and across our region there are at least 500 homeless young people aged 12 to 25 across the region. These young people are either sleeping rough or living in temporary and insecure arrangements which place them at risk. ‘There are also very high numbers of rough sleepers in the region. Census data indicates that on any given night there at least 200 people sleeping rough in the region. ‘We are very pleased that the bulk of new funding will fund prevention programs that intervene early to break the cycle of homelessness.’ For its part Byron Shire Council will have a report to look at on its draft affordable housing strategy, by which it hopes to relieve some of the stress of homelessness in the shire, depending on how much funding it can get for whatever plans it decides to set in motion. Council also resolved in December last year to move ahead with its Affordable Housing Reference Group for its Station Street site south of the Mullumbimby council offices. Crs Tom Tabart and Simon Richardson are its representatives on that group and can be lobbied via and respectively. You can also be part of an ongoing discussion on homelessness in Australia at – Michael McDonald, editor

et us start by wishing our readers a happy new year, a hope unlikely to be fulfilled, but what the heck. And now before getting down to the nitty gritty, the answers to three questions I have been asked frequently during the break. (1) Should Kevin Rudd apologise to Mohammed Haneef for the abuses committed by the administration of John Howard? Yes, because he is head of the Australian government and the Australian government was the institution responsible for the abuses. The same logic and obligation which compelled the apology to the stolen generations apply here. (2) Should we take a share of those to be released from Guantanamo Bay? Probably not. The Howard government’s Pacific Solution to outsource our own unwanted was a bad idea and the Americans should not be allowed, let alone encouraged, to attempt a similar piece of buck-passing. Moreover, however innocent the previous inmates may or may not have been at the time of their capture, a few years in the hell hole the Americans deliberately placed outside the law are unlikely to have made them wildly sympathetic to western Anglophone society – not ideal material for Australian citizenship. (3) Is there anything we can do about Israel/Palestine? No. With the benefit of 60 years hindsight, it can be seen that setting up a Jewish state on what had become Arab homelands in the midst of what were confirmed as Arab homelands was a pretty dumb idea. But we did, and it’s not going to go away. Moreover it has a fa-

for retirement and in fact figures prominently in his plans for the future. This suggests that either Hilditch believes in time travel or that Hayden has compromising photographs of him and a goat. If ever a player was clearly past his use-by date it is Hayden. But like the Queen, he refuses to abdicate. And in any case, who would replace him? Like Prince Charles, the various replacements likely to find favour with Hilditch and his fellow selectors are also well into the second halves of their respective careers. Two who have been briefly tried are Brad Hodge (34) and Chris Rogers (31), while Michael’s younger brother David Hussey (31) is felt to be not quite ready yet. Phil Jaques (32) is also hoping to make a comeback. The only spring chicken on the horizon is Phil Hughes (19), but he is clearly seen as far too immature by the gin-soaked old farts who administer the

game (Ian Botham’s description, not mine, alas). Let the young whippersnapper spend his best years in frustrated impotence like everyone else. And on the bowling front, things are no less bleak. The newest find, Mitchell Johnson, is already 27, getting on for a quick. So are the favoured new ‘boys’, Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus. Spinner Nathan Hauritz (also 27) probably has a few ineffectual years ahead of him but Jason Krejza (35) can hardly be considered a long term prospect and the other possibility, Bryce McGain (36) is even closer to the twilight home. There are other, younger players of potential around; there must be. But they never get the chance to show what they can do. Too many are locked into the hit and giggle of 20-20 non-cricket and while the privileged few may graduate through one-day games to the Sheffield Shield, even there they seldom if ever get a chance to test themselves against the national representatives. Wearing the baggy green is now a fulltime, fullytenured occupation, and what little time off the players get is more likely to be spent recuperating from inevitable injuries or reintroducing themselves to their families than in filling in at state level. It is no wonder that from time to time they appear tired and stale. But it is a pity that neither they nor the selectors seem to understand the need for regular rejuvenation, for generational change. Next time John Howard drops into the dressing room, they should taker a long hard look at him and consider: do we really want to end up like this?

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Climate change is a real threat I am surprised to find Peggy Balfour being taken in by the Flat Earthers of the mainstream media (Letters, December 23). She is quite right to question the corporate profiteering that carbon trading will produce, and Kruddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scheme seems almost designed to encourage special pleading, greenwash and lawyersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; picnics. But the science on global warming is quite clear. In the 1970s it was known that carbon dioxide would cause warming, and that dust particles (mainly from burning fossil fuels) would cause cooling, and it was not clear which effect would dominate. By early 1980s it was realised that other gases, such as CFCs and methane, were also greenhouse gases and were increasing rapidly in the atmosphere, and that a number of feedbacks would add to the direct warming caused by these gases. At the same time it was realised that the dust particles from power stations and steel mills caused acid rain, so they were drastically cut in many countries, leaving the running to the greenhouse gases. In addition, better calculations of global temperature trends showed that the sup-

posed rapid cooling since the 1940s that had fueled suggestions of an imminent ice age had not happened, except over the land areas of the northern hemisphere, particularly America, which of course just happened to be where most of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;scientistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; were. Add in the rapid increase in computer speeds, which enable much better understanding of what had happened and was happening and the debate was over â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there has been no serious scientific challenge to the global warming hypothesis for at least 20 years. The claim that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;global temperatures have been dropping since 1998â&#x20AC;&#x2122; is the latest furphy espoused by the Flat Earthers. A simple analogy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; temperatures in Byron Shire have been dropping since the Friday before Christmas, when it was 36o at my place. Should we conclude from that that winter is only a few weeks away? Obviously not â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one exceptionally hot day doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that current temperatures are not consistent with early summer and the approaching wet season. Similarly, one exceptionally hot year (1998) doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that current global temperatures are not consistent

with the century-long rising temperature trend attributed to greenhouse gases. And if you, Mr Editor, seriously think that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Council is incorporating planning for climate change into its policies and documentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; you should perhaps ease off a bit on the red.

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tives. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s par for the course. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re strutting the world stage your personal life becomes political. No surprise that media attention currently asks some awkward questions about our present Pope. When heads of state prosecute causes with more than ordinary zeal or venom, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all entitled to ask â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why this cause rather than


Re Carol Campbellsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; enquiry about Cypress Avenue (Echo, December 23). The avenue started at the turn-off into the sports fields, and is to the west of the main road into Brunswick Heads â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on the left if you are coming from the southern entrance to Brunswick Heads. The avenue ended near

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Balfour is pretty much in the right of things but this time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid the logic is utterly flawed. Of course Soros et al have seen the opportunity to make a buck, that is to be expected of their kind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and I agree, carbon trading is a nonsense (because what is actually needed is a reduction in actual emissions, not a transfer of obligations elsewhere). That anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is real, I and all the credible scientists agree. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not forget these scientists are people who do actually know what they are talking about (ie have done years and years of research with the assistance of powerful computers resulting in peer reviewed papers). To suggest AGW is merely part of some sort of global conspiracy

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malicious graffiti damage and I would like to suggest that your judiciary make the punishment fit the crime and give these hooligans community service of eight hours every Saturday for a six month period in graffiti removal. I look forward to reading the sentence on my next visit.

get much more obsessional than that! Without any malice itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfectly reasonable to ask â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And maybe â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Is there something personal here?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On widely held estimates, at least a third of Catholic clergy is gay. Benedict surrounds himself with gay advisors and officials in a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;celibateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; all-male bastion. Men in denial over sexuality gravitate towards such environments. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known for decades that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;gay bashersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (who seek out gays and savagely attack them for no other reason) are often suppressing latent same-sex urges. Destructive rampages are their attempt to destroy an innate homosexuality and assuage their guilt. Readers will draw their own conclusions (including wanting to crucify me, but I can take that). However, when Rome sends out its next antihomosexual edict, it may be worth asking â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why this obsessive need to pick on a harmless, defenceless minority?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Why indeed, when world issues like hunger, disease, terrorism and war are clamoring to be resolved?

site are a worry. A summary of the BSC submission is on and a click on our campaign button will send a message to the top of the State tree, Premier Nathan Rees.

with mortgages as a Christmas present, just to help stimulate their economy even further. Of course, they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that, because it would have sent out the wrong message. Looks like this ship hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Deborah Lilly finished sinking. Coordinator Albert Moses Mullumbimby Mullumbimby Community Action Network

Susie Colvin



Holiday letting Thanks for reporting the story of the greedy holiday let property owner with five properties who is taking AVOs against neighbours who have complained about noise. Could you please let your readers know when this case is due for hearing? I for one would like to be there and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure there would be others wanting to support the defendants. I have a holiday let house opposite my home and it has taken me almost three weeks since the schoolies left to get my normal sleep pattern back. Now again since Boxing Day itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more of the same for the next three weeks. It seems to me that this town is now more than ever divided into camps. One being the permanent residents who have every right to expect peace and quiet at night, especially those that get up early to do a dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work and on the other side some property owners who only think of maximum personal gain and to hell with the rest.

Lee Andresen

East Ballina

Graffiti City

I last visited Mullumbimby (or as my sat nav calls it, Mooloombimbye) in September and was distressed that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tidy Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; had become â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Graffiti Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Stan Michaels It was nice to see that the Byron Bay town has been cleaned up, the exception being the back of the toilets opposite the high school Big Box update next to the co-op which is still a Twas a year and a day since The disgrace. I heard that l7 youths Echo announced that Woolhad recently been arrested for worths had bought Mallams

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plans (approved by ex-Minister Sartor) for a waterlogged site a stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw from the river, in the sleepiest part of Mullumbimby. Over the year, Woolworthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efforts to ignore the consent conditions and build stages 1 and 2 at the same time with onsite sewage has seen about four new modifications go to the Department of Planning (DoP). Currently we await the outcome of their latest offerings, about which Byron Shire Council (BSC) made a submission to the DoP in early December. BSCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s verdict: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;unacceptableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. However, since Mallams originally took the matter to the Minister, the Minister is still the consent authority,

and not the local council. Oh dear. Woolworths still want to build both stages at once, and still do onsite wastewater management, and now they are proposing that when we have heavy rain (about three times a year, they say) they will pump out the sewage and take it to Tweed. Hello. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illegal in Byron Shire. Q: What if they get permission to do that? A: Set a precedent. Other contentious details such as the half-metre buffer zone Woolworths propose for their onsite irrigation system, the use of cleaning chemicals potentially killing the bacteria required for the on-site to function, their promise to not process meat and chicken on-

Remarkable coincidences abound. In a time that has seen the greatest drop in oil prices in history (75% off highs, which by my reckoning implies a petrol price of 35c per litre), Caltex suffers the misfortune of a fire at its Brisbane refinery, resulting in a shortage of supply and, regrettably, higher prices in time for Christmas. Oh, and did they mention that they will be revising their expected net loss of $40m for FY08 to a profit of $10m (as opposed to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s profit of $646m)? Meanwhile, OPEC announces a drop in oil supply by 2.2 million barrels per day. Apparently, lower oil prices means that wealthy Arab nations can no longer afford to build novelty islands in fragile ecosystems, or Towers of Babel on sandy foundations. Funny, though, how their output figures do not reflect the alleged production cuts. Mustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve forgot to put a few zeroes on the memo... And in other news, the total sum of bailout money being spent on failed institutions considered most responsible for the extraordinary drop in commodity prices now exceeds the net sum of subprime debt which was once touted as the cause for this entire global cataclysm. In fact, if the American government had simply paid out every last low-doc home loan in its entirety gratis they would still have had a few trillion dollarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; change to give all the other law abiding citizens

Beach poo-lution

We tend to blame all the rubbish problems on the tourists but it seems that there are some locals who need to learn to do the right thing! Why would anyone carry a doggie bag, bother to go through the trouble of picking up the their dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poo, nicely securing it into the shiny black bag, then drop it onto the clean white sand? I understand that some well meaning folks might â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;forgetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to retrieve their little treasure at the end of their beach walk. I, however, am tired of cleaning up after other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s puppy poo at South Golden/Fern Beach and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even own a dog! Someone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and you know who you are â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is leaving their fresh plastic stinky â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;giftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on our beach daily. You obviously have no conscience, and do not care that if it is left to float into the sea, some poor innocent turtle will choke to death because of your lazy selfishness! If you chose to live in paradise, shape up and get your act together and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep our paradise clean! (And I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get started on those who conveniently look the other way while their unleashed dog is happily taking a dump in the dog exercise area. Nice going!) J Sunshine

South Golden Beach

For Rapunzelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tower Blah, blah, blah... Once again the townsfolk of Byron are being judgmental, calling names, demanding explanations,

How to market a market â&#x2013; I write in response to Nick Buckleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter, Echo, Tuesday December 16. Byron Bay Community Market places regular paid advertisements, community notices and gig guide listings in The Echo, The Byron Shire News and The Weekend Star. The Market submits community service announcements to Byron Visitor Information Centre and local radio stations Bay FM, 2NCR FM and Paradise FM. The Tweed News, Gold FM and 4CRB FM in Queensland also receive and run regular community announcements. To promote our special Christmas market, media releases and photographs were submitted to The Echo, Byron Shire News and the Weekend Star, although only Byron Shire News printed the story.

The market has also been promoted on our webpages at We are most grateful to the announcers of Bay FM who have recently helped us to promote the market through interviews with market staff. We are disappointed to report that our Pacific Highway signs have been stolen on three occasions in 2008; new signs are on order. As noted in the market newsletter, we will be reviewing our marketing strategy in the new year with the objective to achieve much greater publicity for Byron Bay Community Market and its stallholders. Barbara Keen

Market manager Byron Bay Community Market â&#x2013; The media release had little of substance to it other than that an extra market was being held.

We noted that event in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Pin This market licence expired in 2006 Upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ed and has again been extended to June 2009. â&#x2013; Nick Buckley is spot on with The licence is only available his comments regarding the to a not for profit association. Byron Bay Market. The paltry The Byron Bay Community expenditure on promoting the Association has to make a market is a disgrace as is the profit to pay the Community degradation of the Butler Street Centre mortgage, therefore it reserve. Stallholders initiated an does not qualify. independent website www.byICAC advised Council it cannot be seen to show bias toout of sheer frustration with ward any particular group. Perlack of commitment from mar- haps a qualified organisation, ket management to spend any more interested in the welfare money promoting the market. and promotion of the market A mere 2.5% of gross revenue and the creative industries with would give us an ad in The Echo a higher degree of financial acthe same size as the Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s countability and professionalMarket. Byron Bay Commu- ism, is willing to tender for the nity Association (Community licence to operate the market Centre) annually rakes in more in June? Duncan Shipley-Smith than $160,000 from stallholdPresident ers, yet it does nothing to nurByron Bay Community ture the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cash cowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, or the rentMarket Association free land on which it lives. The

Letters/Articles blaming Council, questioning decisions and being aesthetically purist! I moved to this place because I thought the townsfolk here were above this kind of behaviour and were accepting of differences, culturally diverse, artistically inclined and nonjudgmental. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rapunzelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Towerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in my opinion is potentially the most truly iconic building in Byron Bay and reminds me of its people, an eclectic mish-mash of styles, colour and culture.

The building isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even complete yet, so why not wait and see what it really looks like when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finished and operational? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t judge a book by its cover, the old saying goes, I have a feeling we might be pleasantly surprised by what lies beneath this one! Any-which-way, who are we to judge? Anyone been to Spain and checked out Gaudiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buildings? Millions of tourists every year do! Get over yourselves (Suzanne Bourchier and Alistair Bell)and go get

a degree in architecture! By the way there are a few other turrets in town that have stood the test of time and style â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pacific Apartments at Clarkes Beach to name one, 28 years old and still stylinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;!

Association formed for ex- students of Mullumbimby High School

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Byron Bay Letters received from Joan Ajala, Brunswick Heads, David A R Henderson, Byron Bay, Greg Davies, Byron Bay, Peter Kavanagh, Geelong, Ken Macdonald, Lennox Head.


Reforming the RTA I read with interest Don Pageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excellent article (Echo, Decmber 23) supporting the idea of a National Environmental Accounts system to audit the results from governmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; environmental expenditure and ensure we are getting value for taxpayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money. This would be an excellent tool and, yes, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the administration would need to transcend politicsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to ensure long-term progression. This is obviously all in the future. Meanwhile we should all be active to ensure that governmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;environmentalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expenditures are not negated by governmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;non-environmentalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expenditures such as infrastructure projects and industry grants and concessions.

For example, how much environmental money and effort will be offset by the RTA constructing the T2E motorway through the Emigrant Creek water catchment area contrary to NSW legislation for drinking water and contrary to provisions in the Ballina LEP? How much environmental effort and money will be needed to offset the impacts on surface and groundwater flows of the huge areas of road surface at the proposed interchanges at Bangalow and Ivy Lane for T2E and the bypass through Byron Creek valley? As Don Page writes, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If we are serious about the future of Australia and the protection, and indeed enhancement, of our natural environment, we

need reform.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Indeed we do! How can the RTA be brought into line, not simply to stop the environmental negatives of building motorways through catchment areas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emigrant Creek and Wilsons River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but to understand that major projects must aim to improve the environment not simply make a degraded environment â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;no worseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? Large projects making the present situation â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;no worseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; simply make future improvement that much harder. How can we get governments and their agencies, such as the RTA, to recognise the vital importance of the environment? It is our life support system!

Principal Ian Graham, centre, and ex-students Neville Marks (1959) left, and John Robinson (1974) at a recent meeting of the steering committee for the Mullumbimby High School ExStudents Association.

The plan to form an Ex-Students Association for Mullumbimby High School has been welcomed by the school principal, Ian Graham. Mr Graham, commenting on the progress made by the steering committee which includes Robyn Gray and Gillian Lomath, both ex-students (1959), and Amanda Hallinan, the Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Liaison Officer, said that to his knowledge this is the first time Colin Cook an ex-studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s association has Bangalow been set up formally, through

an incorporated body. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I see it as a huge benefit for this school in many ways,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Our school has a long and proud history and this initiative will help connect current students and staff to the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tradition and strengthen pride and identity.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Also part of the committee, which has prepared a memorandum of understanding and a constitution, are John Robinson (1974) and Neville Marks (1959). The association will have

two main aims, one social, to provide opportunities for exstudents to stay in touch with each other and the school, and the other to support current students in a variety of ways through their schooling. There will be various forms of membership open to ex-students, staff and supporters of the school. A register of interested people is being compiled and anyone wanting to know more about the membership options is invited to call Robyn Gray on 02 6688 4356.

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The familiar arrival of the Christmas beetles Mary Gardner

Where to begin about our Christmas beetles? When you see the insects blundering toward lights at night, beating against windows and screens, they are distracted adults, in their summer heyday. From November through February, these scarab beetles travel through urban and rural forests. They chew on the tough leaves of trees, particularly the eucalyptus. When they can, they mate. By the time they die, no one is really paying much attention. But the females have lain eggs, modest batches of forty to fifty, in pastures both exotic and native. With the hatching of these eggs the life cycle truly begins. There are some thirty five species of Anoplognathus and the larger part of their lives are as grubs chewing roots. Some species spend one winter underground. Some spend two. Then, uncelebrated, the grubs pupate. They make a kind of cocoon and rest, while undergoing a body makeover. Their metamorphosis is as complete as that of the caterpillars of butterflies or moths. Both being insects, their anatomy shows parallels and variations that thrill us nature watchers.

The bodies of the adults, as with all insects, will be in three parts. The heads of caterpillars will change to have antennae and a long thin mouthpart for sucking flower nectar. The heads of grubs turn into stout noggins. They have antennae too but also strong chewing mandibles. Both have a thorax. A middle section to which the legs are attached. But the grubs legs are thick, with spines on them. The abdomens of caterpillars become slim while the grubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; turn into round tubs. And the wings! Grubs end up with their forewings hardened into a cover called the elytra. These will spread open to allow the thin membraneous hindwings to emerge. In spite of the logistics, these stubby wings actually allow the little tanks to become airborne. Of course, the caterpillarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; two sets of wings are thin with marvellous patterns. But then they need only to crack out from their cocoons and flitter away. The transformed grubs, under the surface of the soil, must dig their way not only out of the cocoons but up through the dirt. Their armour plating and tough limbs, the original natural â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;iron manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; suit, are vital. The little heroes must also reckon with the elements. They emerge when the spring rains soften the ground enough.

Drawing by Romy Dingle.

Dry springs mean few if any can reach the open air of the adult world. Very heavy rains end up drowning them in their cocoons. Then there is the added dilemma of habitat change. More paddocks, fewer wild eucalypt forests and more plantations filled with eucalypt clones mean the beetle population has balancing problems. On one hand, changing the landscape to give the grubs more room increases their numbers. Fewer forests force the adults

to gather into congregations of sizes not known before. Flocking in plantations with commercial interests, the beetles become labelled as pests. The overall geography changes also affect the timing of rainfall and the quantities. More paddocks also encourage the royal ibis, who feast on the grubs. Then there is climate change itself. So are there more beetles or fewer? Are they early or late? Are the grubs or beetles confused? Who knows? In the 1880s Anna Botsford

Comstock was the illustrator of her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reports on his insect research at Cornell University, USA. She went on from there to illustrate, write and teach not only about insects but about nature studies as a whole. She introduced outdoor studies to primary and secondary school students and teachers nationwide. She was the first woman professor at Cornell, though she was not titled as one for twenty years. Her Handbook of Nature Studies first published around 1906 is still in print and available through bookstores online. Doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that rate as prize worthy science? Comstock began as a selftaught artist who wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nature study cultivates the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imaginationâ&#x20AC;Ś cultivates in him a perception and regard for what is true and the power to express it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Learning from her mother, working along with her husband, she knew personal fulfillment in sharing her observations and illustrations. Even today, families use her handbook as a guide for their own nature explorations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; some report their adventures online using blogs and websites. Her love of nature and her skills also launched for her unique career in science. At a time when society heard sci-

ence rank women as inferior and incapable of intellectual work, Comstock proved different. She developed the practice of science as a means of building intellect and character in every participant. She explained nature studies helped grow â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a love of the beautifulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Her feelings are echoed by Richard Louv, author of the recent Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder. He also advocates outdoor classrooms. He finds a surfeit of electronic games and videos is not feeding the souls of our future leaders in sustainable living and planet restoration. Comstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colleague L B Bailey, founder of the American Nature Study Society, now the oldest conservation group in the USA, wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Real nature study cannot pass away. We are children of nature.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So when the Christmas beetles yet again crash into the screen door, introduce yourself. Take a closer look at one or two. Bring out the drawing pad you bought in that wild moment when you resolved this year at long last you would do some art. For the sheer joy of it, draw what you see. â&#x2013; Mary Gardner is a writer, bi-

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Push on for organ Beast bears down on tanker donation A new national authority says it will use a best practice approach to improve Australians’ access to life saving and transforming transplants. The call is going out to the six million Australians who have taken the step of signing up to the Australian Organ Donor Register and may not realise there’s actually a more important action they need to take – to let their family know what they want to happen in the event of their death. Having that informed discussion will help to ensure those personal wishes are carried out. Currently, more than 80 per cent of Australians are willing to donate their organs and tissues after death, but the number of deceased organ donors meets just one-third of the national demand for transplants. The reforms driven forward by the new Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority will mean that the family of every potential donor will be asked by trained health professionals about organ and tissue donation should the situation arise. However, recent research shows that:

t BMNPTU IBMG  QFS DFOU  of NSW and ACT residents surveyed don’t realise that their next of kin will be asked to confirm their wishes about possible organ and tissue donation; tPWFSBRVBSUFS QFSDFOU  of people across the state have not informed any likely nextof-kin of their own wishes; and t DMPTF UP B RVBSUFS  QFS DFOU  PG /48 BOE "$5 SFTJdents have never discussed organ and tissue donation with anyone close to them. Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor John Horvath, said, ‘We already know that organ and tissue donation is an easy decision for many: four in five of us are willing to donate after death. Signing up to the register is not enough. Discussing that choice with friends and family isn’t always the most comfortable thing to do but it’s a critical part of the process.’ The Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority is part of a $151million investment dedicated to improving donation rates.

Huge white clouds passing close to Newcastle prompted draughtsman and 40-year photography veteran Mat Kekevski to drive to the coast with his camera in December 2004. Mat got excited when he saw the unusually low cloud on the horizon and the ship outside Newcastle Harbour. ‘The ship adds a sense of danger and scale,’ he says. Although severe thunderstorms can occur at any time of the year in NSW, they are most common during spring and summer when there is more energy from the sun and more favourable weather patterns. The intense storm photographed by Mat was associated with a low pressure system off

the NSW coast. The storm formed inland and moved to the northeast, passing to the south of Newcastle and out over the water. Mat’s work is part of the 2009 Australian Weather Calendar each year since 1985 by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society as a notfor-profit publication. About 10,000 complimentary calendars are each year sent to volunteer and cooperative weather observers, emergency services, Australian Missions overseas, and national meteorological services. See more at

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


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NIDA actor to teach in Bay Feathers maketh the bird Summer on Tour is heading to Byron Bay from January 13 to 23 offering the four day NIDA Acting Techniques short course for young people (12-15 years) and adults (16 years+). Television star and NIDA graduate Bridie Carter, pictured, will be teaching at Byron Bay High School. Summer on Tour provides community access to the National Institute of Dramatic Art’s expertise by touring short courses for adults and young people to capital cities and regional centres across Australia. NIDA trains Australia’s most talented people to become international entertainment professionals. NIDA’s graduates include Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Baz Luhrmann, Judy Davis, Steve Bisley, Susie Porter, Colin Friels, Jacqueline McKenzie, Sam Worthington, Jeremy Sims and Miranda Otto. In 2007 NIDA graduates received five Academy Award nominations, an Emmy Award, the Best Actress Award, Venice Film Festival, eight Sydney Theatre Awards, three Logie Awards, and three Australian Writer’s Guild Awards. ‘I am really excited about teaching for NIDA in Byron,’ syas Bridie. ‘To be a local, working actor and be able to pass on my knowledge and ex-

Clunes artist Katka Adams won the People’s Choice award at the Panache exhibition held at Waywood Gallery. Her drawing titled ‘Words and feathers are taken by the wind’ is based on the Japanese proverb. Katka has been working on the theme of proverbs which provide a captivating tour of humanity’s bank of knowledge. The rooster featured in the drawing comes from the Japanese Onagatori breed – the longest tail feathers recorded reached over five metres.

Taking it to the heights in a glider perience is extremely fulfilling Online bookings are now and rewarding. I end up falling available at in love with my craft all over Phone (02) 9697 7626 or email again.’

We wish you a Fresh New Year. A view of Mt. Warning from the glider flight by Norm Sanders and Bill Host.

Start the New Year afresh with vegetables, fruit, meats, eggs, bakery, dairy, nuts and local coffee from the New Brighton Farmers Market. 8am-11am every Tuesday, New Brighton Oval. Phone 6684 5390. 18 January 6, 2009 The Byron Shire Echo

At the end of last year two local men, Norm Sanders and Bill Host, used wind power to reach an altitude of 10,000 feet over the Mt Warning area in a glider. They harnessed strong winds which created mountain wave conditions behind the wall of the Caldera. Norm Sanders, an instructor with the Byron Bay Gliding Club, said, ‘This was the most magical flight I’ve ever had over the Byron area. It is always spectacular, but our wave flight over Mt Warning was a oncein-a-lifetime experience. ‘This condition is rare in this area, being more common in the Snowy Mountains down south where I used to fly

before moving to Byron. ‘I had a feeling a wave flight would be on when I was flying a passenger earlier in the day. I rang up fellow pilot Bill Host and we were soon on the airfield at Tyagarah getting the German ASK21 glider ready. ‘We used the engine in the self-launching glider to get us off the ground and into the Caldera. Then we put it away in the fuselage and let renewable energy do its work.’ Mr Sanders pointed out that they were flying into controlled airspace and had to have a transponder and permission from Air Services to climb so high. ‘The controller was a little taken aback when we asked for

clearance to 10,000 feet in a glider,’ he said. The pair flew at altitude for over half an hour, enjoying a view which extended from the Gold Coast to Evans Head and from Cape Byron to Casino. ‘We could have gone much higher but we didn’t have oxygen and clearance would be hard to get because of the jet traffic above us,’ Mr. Sanders said. ‘So we contented ourselves with just soaking up the feeling of literally being on top of the world. ‘Renewable energy isn’t just pie in the sky. It can quietly lift a 700kg glider three kilometres above the earth. Try that with a coal fired power plant.’


Farewell Peter Katims Local selected for Citizens’ Parliament The local jazz community and BayFM are remembering the passionate contribution that Peter Katims aka PK made to our community. On December 5 PK died peacefully at home, aged 66, holding hands with his partner Annie and his only sister Pamela. PK was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in April 2006. Born in the USA, his parents were Milton Katims, an internationally renowned violist and conductor, who was also the protégé of Arturo Toscanini, and Virginia Katims, a professional cellist who toured with the Bary Ensemble. After graduating from high school, PK completed a degree in business administration. After a military stint with the Air Force in Texas he travelled to New York to work in the recording industry with a subsidiary of ABC Records. Following this experience, he trained for and became a stockbroker on Wall Street. 1966 saw PK in a horrible motorcycle accident in NY. This freak accident totally changed his life. In 1969, he left America to travel in other parts of the world. He only ever returned to the USA for periodic visits. During the following years PK lived on a sailboat off the south coast of England, lived in Spain on the island of Ibiza,

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and in India. Despite being raised in an affluent environment, PK was always totally comfortable living frugally. PK settled in Australia in 1993 believing that ‘it was the most perfect place on the planet, environmentally, spiritually and politically’. ‘All That Jazz’ was a popular program he presented on BayFM for over four years, right up until a couple of weeks preceding his death. His show supported touring jazz musicians who came to town to play The Blue Birdy gigs. PK was also a key member of BayFM’s programming team. His sister Pamela remembers one of the many lessons she learnt from her brother: ‘Make this journey an adventure, and don’t confuse travel with tourism, or experience with wisdom.’

Mullumbimby resident Peter Clark has been selected as one of the 150 citizens from around Australia to participate in Australia’s first Citizens’ Parliament to be held at Old Parliament House from February 6 to February 9 2009. The Citizens’ Parliament is an initiative of the new Democracy Foundation which will bring together the selected 150 Australians to deliberate on Australia’s political system and put up options for reform. Peter Clark was selected at random from more than 8,500 people who were invited to be participants of the program and was more than surprised when he was notified. ‘I think it’s a good idea,’ Peter said. ‘Who knows if it will bring about actual reform to the current system but if we don’t start talking about change it will never happen. We have had the same democracy since 1901 – times have changed a lot since then. I think we now have a government that is more prepared to listen.’ In the leadup to the Citizens’ Parliament, Clark attended an initial regional meeting to contemplate the question: How can Australia’s political system be strengthened to serve us better? Participants were then

asked to consider what they perceive to be the limitations of our current system and were asked to put up options for reform that they believe will improve citizen engagement in an online forum. Among proposals for roads legislation, sex offenders, gambling and even the baby bonus, is Clark’s proposal: ‘Two levels of government instead of three. Removal of State/Territory governments’.

Clark told The Echo, ‘I wanted to look at the bigger picture as we were asked to look at how the whole system could be strengthened. Some of the ideas submitted are local or very specific issues and while they are valid I’m not sure how relevant some of them are to the brief we were given with regard to strengthening our democracy. ‘Having said that, I look forward to discussing all the op-

tions with everyone over the four days in February. I am going with an open mind. My idea may be thrown out because a better one is proffered, which is fine, I’m not going there with some objective.’ The Citizens’ Parliament is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant in conjunction with the newDemocracy Foundation. You can find out more at

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Articles Lilith Rochas survives and flourishes in another year at Woodford

Marimbas, mandalas, minstrels, and magical moves… Woodford Folk Festival 2008 Day 1: The annual alchemical gathering of maniacs, brainiacs, climatologists, refugee rhythmagicians, comedians laughing in the face of planetary disaster, carnie artists swallowing crystal swords, aerial antics and literary shenanigans kickstarts with a boom crash massive attack of demon-dispelling drumming from Japanese, Ashanti and Pacific traditions designed to subdue bad weather spirits for the duration. Through a fluorescent feast of gypsy fiddlers, flaming hula hoops, illuminated installations and percussive wind sculptures I head (in retrospect perhaps unwisely) to the Taming the Flame health presentation on the causes of inflammation, precursor to most modern illnesses. Causes which unfortunately turn out to be mainly acid producing foods like caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, dairy products, grains, soy, sweets, red meat, nightshades, most carbs and anything fried – ruling out pretty well everything from Woodford’s half hundred purveyors of delicious vittles and definitely putting me in the mood for the Flames of Discontent concert. Wander through throng of baby buskers, strolling min-

strels, Mongolian throat singers, Nanna Technology’s giant stilt-walking grannies and holidaying fubsies to the opening ceremony where festivillains swear a solemn oath to prop up the tottering economy by spending remains of their dwindling superannuation on Guiness, silly hats and site reafforestation. Secretly hoping for some kind of dietary reprieve, attend lecture on optimum living via the ancient Chinese 24 hour chi cycle by ex Amsterdam substance abuser turned martial arts guru. Hopes dashed. Day 2: Completely miss 5am7am colon cycle by sleeping through it. Oh well, early days. Start with 7-9 stomach cycle: fruit, cereal, milk and coffee strictly verboten, only congee and herbs allowed. Substitute protein powder for congee and though would argue that coffee’s a herb, forgo the short black. Spleen cycle from 9-11 advises addressing problems and making decisions: choose jungle print Blundstones for today’s footwear, decide against any more health lectures and plan festival itinerary: Join deaf people’s Dancing Hands Choir, see wheelchair body poetry of Korean Kang Sung Kuk born with cerebral palsy, check out

Mojo Juju and The Snake Oil Merchants provided some of the musical magic at the Woodford Folk Festival.

Scrap Heap Sculpture Tournament, catch Parade of Apocalyptic Apparel, watch late night cross culture movies: Amputee Kung Fu, Filipino midget spies, Turkish Star Wars, Japanese Planet of the Apes and Indian version of James Bond. Heart cycle from 11am-1pm is for




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divine reasoning, creative order and new directions: ABC’s Jerry Colby Williams’ talk on low carbon living inspires proactive repossession of my vege garden from bush turkeys using their nests for compost. By the time 1pm-3pm small intestine cycle arrives, the air’s pulsating with mouth watering aromatherapies of grilling satay, brewing coffee and sizzling sausages, with strolling punters chowing down giant slices of puffy cheese-dripping pizza. Ravenous, I drive to Grapelands, Elvis Parsley’s fruit store in Woodford and hoover down selections from his Return to Slender juice bar, returning to the Duck and Shovel to savage an Atlantic salmon. The 3pm-5pm hours of the bladder are for relaxing: collapse under tree from coffee withdrawal exhaustion. The 5pm-7pm kidney cycle forbids exercise, recommends chilling with friends – prop up waning energy with Amazonian mate/guarana/spirulina/ gingseng drink, but since none of my friends is on this program they’re all off drinking, smoking, stuffing themselves with tasty carcinogens and shimmying to the devil’s tunes. The 7pm-9pm time of the pericardium’s for feeling safe, so what safer than Kerry on the Couch: Kerry O’Brien, Woodford’s own charming Parkie, interviewing George Negus and Ernie (Racism’s just a pigment of the imagination) Dingo. Through kaleidescopic soundscapes of a Kustarica movie, I drift homeward past wild bagpipes and marimbas, punk opera, log drumming, Serbian drinking songs and enviropoets saving endangered words along the Butterfly Track (butterflies are deaf and

don’t hear the doof) into earplug dreamland, passing out at allotted 9pm-11pm time slot to the distant pounding tom toms of the Chai Tent. Day 3: Delightedly discover Woodford fashion’s not all fisherman’s pants, rainbow felt dreadlocks and shredded sari skirts: there’s also Pendragon’s spectacular boots of multicolour leather leaves with curlicue iron heels, Hoi Polloi’s one off deconstructed reconstructions and Wozwaste’s chic executive satchels made from recycled inner tubes. Small people have their own festival here too with dozens of kiddie options: workshops in everything from hiphop, cooking, singing, circus skills and making music from junk to performances, storytelling, games, magic tricks and interaction with wildlife – all fuelled with healthy food. The mature festival attender’s not forgotten either with loweffort pleasures like bird watching, Buddhist psychotherapy, Kahuna massage, seminars on toxin management and Dr Philip Nitszche’s enlightening chat on dignified death and peaceful pills, his compassionate sendoff machine having been acquired by the British Museum. Would your inner student like to make its own personpowered light-up jewellery, mirror ball or sand mandala? Weave weeds, play tin whistle, dance like a Sudanese nomad cowboy or bhangra like a Bollywood star? It’s all here – and the learning isn’t confined to workshops as Miss K demonstrates the art of condom shopping in a foreign land and a Transylvanian musician shows the back of her instru-

ment, deliberately left rough as a reminder of the tree planted when she was born to grow up with her and become her violin. Under a sweltering sky, favourite oases of refreshing cool are Tenzin Choegyal’s Tibetan expression of enjoying samsara… Soulman’s soothing love songs… watching the big goanna cruising up from the creek undeterred by crowds to investigate dinner possibilities. And best of all Naseem (meaning breeze), a shimmering tapestry of ancient Persian instruments accompanying the Rubaiyat, Omar Khayyam’s 10th century classic: Speak not to me of heavens to come, but live with beauty in this paradise… Then heaven in the bowl of night empties a sudden downpour that turns walkways into waterfalls and my hired tent into a mini lagoon. The cavalcade of cabaret continues with performers from Bulgaria to Bolivia, Sumatra to the Seychelles, Turkey to Torres Strait dancing on as I dance and sing within this ruined tent... and pack. Day 4: Management removes carpet to reveal source of waterworks, and in the ever generous spirit of Woodford an unknown lady Samaritan offers the spare bed in her tiny tent. But as the cajun, zydeco, voodoo blues, bloke folk, gangsta jazz, Polynesian rock, aboriginal rap and juju music play on, with three days gone and half the program still to go, I depart the Peoples’ Republic of Woodford where the drummers drum throughout the night and lanterns shed their friendly light to welcome in the coming year and bless the Promised Land…


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Paradiso is celebrating the new year with a new you!

Spend $200 in store and get two tickets to go in the draw to win a years worth of beauty treatments.

Spend two hundred dollars in store and you get two tickets to go in the draw to win a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of beauty treatments. We will have the competition drawn in March so come in store today to hear more about this wonderful

A tropical spa retreat for health, beauty and relaxation dedicated to rebalancing your mind, body and spirit. Buddha Gardens Balinese Day Spa is a sanctuary of ďŹ&#x201A;owing waters and peaceful ambi-

The Orchid Room for couples features a spa bath set in natural rock, waterfall, an open air shower and a Balinese day bed. Bliss! All body treatments allow you to relax in our tropical gardens, enjoy a sauna or take a dip in our heated plunge pool. Gift certiďŹ cates all receive a bonus gift.

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Fresca Just in time for the party season and an entertaining summer, Fresca has released its mouthwatering functions menu, with four fabulous options depending on your budget. Save yourself the pressure of slaving over hot stoves and allow yourself and your guests to indulge in the same great quality dishes as are served at this everpopular Bangalow establishment.

All four menu options are available on the website â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so get your party together and start ordering! Bookings 6687 1711.

Open from 6am every day of the week, this is a place guaranteed to satisfy your thirst and your hunger this summer! 93 Jonson Street Byron Bay phone 6680 7974.

Focus Crafts

offer or give us a call on 66 858005. Shop 3/14 Middleton St Byron Bay

organic ingredients wherever possible), yoghurts, soft drinks and local organic coffee.

ence located just 5 minutes walk from town in the Arts Factory Village. Relaxing treatment rooms and a tropical garden complete with waterfall, heated plunge pool and sauna are there to further enhance your spa experience. The spa menu is ďŹ&#x201A;avoured with exotic and traditional treatments (such as the Balinese Boreh Wrap), spa packages and relaxing massages together with various beauty rituals such as facials and waxing.

Arts Factory Village 15 Gordon Street, Byron Bay. Phone 6680 7844 or www.buddhagarden

Krave Much more than kebabs, Krave in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, offers seriously good house-made burgers, great value Big Breakies (2 eggs, bacon, hash browns, tomato, sausages and toast for only $7.95), super fresh salads, fruit salads and juices (using

Focus Crafts is fully stocked with affordable and delightful gifts for this special time. Byronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic craft and jewellery store for 24 years is situated on the beach end of Jonson Street, under The Balcony restaurant. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re open 7 days 9am till 9pm. Phone 6685 7437. Welcome to our visitors and have a joyous holiday.

Olivo On the main street of Byron Bay Olivo is a stayer, operated for the past seven years by James Lancaster, Olivoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long

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narrow restaurant bursts with character and always delivers outstanding food and casual friendly service.

Aroma House

The menu is inspired by James’ French mother and chef David Prowse’s world travels, especially in Spain and South America to create truly modern Australian food with outstanding local produce.

Aroma House is the sort of shop where you feel gorgeous just browsing through the racks of beautiful clothes filled with floating, fashionable, feminine fantasies. It holds the promise of just the right

During the holidays, Circus Arts is continuing the Thursday morning kinder and pre-circus sessions along with an adult circus class on Wednesday at 5.30pm. For more details see www. For bookings call 6685 6566.

Gorgeous clothes for a gorgeous you this summer... including the famous Tummy Tuck jeans as seen on Oprah

Shop 1, 1 Station St, Bangalow Ph 6687 1222


dress to guarantee a truly gorgeous summer.

6/52 Jonson Street. Byron Bay.

is $45, but book five classes in one week for just $120!

Circus Arts

The wine list is one of the most reasonable around town or you can bring your own, just make sure to book this time of year on 6685 7950.

Come in to this groovy little store in the heart of Byron Bay and have some fun! There’s a great new range of vibrant and original summer clothing for men, women and children as well as leather gear, fire toys, stickers, jewellery, fairy tattoos, bags, leather wristbands and the latest craze LEATHER BUSTIERS!

Open every day for dinner from 5.30pm-9pm. Closed Tuesdays. Open for lunch Monday to Saturday from 11.30am2.30pm. Bookings please, call 6689 0033.

As a regular haunt of many a local, visitors get the feeling of what’s going on in Byron by booking into Olivo and having a casual meal or a special dinner.

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rant. Look for the Spangled Drongo on the orange wall on the north side. Chef Tommy Price serves up tasty and fresh Thai and Aussie dishes in an open kitchen for dine in or out or take-away.

Don’t forget to check out the hugely popular, ultra flattering tummy tuck jeans as well! Phone 6687 1222.

Spangled Drongo Come for a drive to iconic Nimbin during the holidays and eat at the Spangled Drongo, the town’s grooviest restau-

Circus Arts, Byron Bay’s awesome indoor circus centre, is running its popular holiday program of circus workshops and flying trapeze sessions. The circus workshops for 5 to 15 year olds include a range of activities such as mini-trampoline and aerial skills on the low trapeze and silks. Plus everyone gets the opportunity to swing on the high flying trapeze! Circus Arts is also running all-ages high flying trapeze sessions with massive discounts on trapeze intensives. A single session

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Enjoy the festivities with good food good friends good wine great value @ Olivo

Ages 5-15 years Mon, Wed & Fri 9.30am-4.30pm Full day $60. Half day $35

FLYING TRAPEZE All ages (over 5 years) Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat $45 for 1.5 hour session $120 for 5 classes in 1 week!

+ KINDER & ADULT CIRCUS CLASSES 6685 6566 bookings advised Licensed & BYO bottle wine 7 Nights 6:30pm 34 Jonson St Byron Bay Reservations appreciated 66 857 950

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Cryptic Clues

ACROSS 1 Pertaining to the sun (5) 4. Part of an exam perhaps (4,5) 9. Lover of the exotic (9) 10. Fall, decline (5) 11. Problem of increasing temperature on our planet (6,7) 14. Only average (2-2) 15. Free, especially of drinks (1,4,5) 18. Those who make pious judgements on others’ behaviour (10) 19 Prickly seed (4) 21. Mutation of weather patterns, like 11 across (7,6) 24. Male garment (5) 25. Eighty (9) 27. Protection from sunburn (9) 28. Puzzle using patterns of letters and/ or numbers (5) DOWN 1. Sunday eight weeks before Easter (10) 2. First name of former English cricketer Hutton (3) 3. Say again (6) 4. Following airflows (4,5) 5. Direct (5) 6. Art composed of a mixture of borrowings from others (8) 7. French impressionist noted for his paintings in the Pacific (4,7) 8. Heavy string (4) 12. Obstacle, hindrance (11) 13. Breeds of hunting dogs (10) 16. Colourfully dressed clown of commedia dell’arte (9) 17. Indirect; elongated circular shape (8) 20. One who pursues (6) 22. Former Bronco ….. Langer (5) 23. Australia’s foreign spy force (inits) (1,1,1,1) 26. Sphere (3)

ACROSS 1. Two notes sounded as possible solution to 11 and 21 (5) 4. Litmus exam? (4,5) 9. Pauline Hanson definitely wasn’t, but would still need an explanation (10) 10. Small bulge, big drop (5) 11. Worried law blog gathering weapons for 21 (6,7) 14. Help … nothing, it’ll do (2-2) 15. Free roofing? (2,3,5) 18. Mean types cover exam, end up as preachers (10) 19. Raymond is an irritation (4) 21. Tim and Alec combine for major international challenge (7,6) 24. Clothing is crap .. about right (5) 25. Disaster for course – eighty! (9) 27. Shelter for start gives protection (9) 28. Puzzle about the vehicle (5) DOWN 1. Crooked aims after bonking time, eight weeks before Easter (10) 2. Large measure for Evans (3) 3. Frequent ABC show about combustible vegetable matter (6) 4. Dog curls to make you go faster (4,5) 5. Bullock guide (5) 6. Nipple shield around the church? What a jumble! (8) 7. Gail, with a pang, takes three turns to become a post impressionist (4,7) 8. Andrew Denton has enough (4) 12. Peep back at way over row; it’s a serious offence in Rugby League (11) 13. River with trees – ideal for dogs (10) 16. Short bike, one of five: a colourful performer (9) 17. Roundabout, like a 1 across orbit (8) 20. Hunter, engraver, satirist (6) 22. Song asks him “What’s it all about?” Get a life! (5) 23. Spy organization comes without frills (1,1,1,1) 26. Round or black? (3) Mungo’s Crossword first published in The Week

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The Grand Prix tournament which concluded in Elista, Russia, last week, provided a clear indication that the world body FIDE will have to do better if they are to eliminate the scourge of top level chess – the short draw. Recent rules changes make it possible for tournament organisers to outlaw agreed draws but the new rules still allow players to repeat a position three times and thus draw their game. The repetition need not be forced; both players can make a tacit agreement to mark time. At the Elista Grand Prix, after 10 of the 13 rounds, almost all the players seemed satisfied with their tournament standings so all but three games in the final three rounds were drawn, some in very short order. (The three wins were registered by tailenders.) The arbiters had the right to step in and insist that the players continue to fight but none


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had the courage to do so. The outcome was a disappointing three-way tie for first and a huge pack in the middle of the field. FIDE intend to formally change the rules for draws in 2009 but it seems that their solution – barring agreed draws only – is pointless if the players are determined to find a way to draw. The top players argue that they are too financially insecure to fight in every game and if they can secure a certain prize with a draw they should be allowed to do so if their opponent is agreeable. The counter-argument is that chess is nowadays a spectator sport, especially on the internet, and that short draws drive away the audience and therefore potential sponsors. How, it is argued, would spectators feel if Australia

and South Africa concluded a truce after only two days of the third Test instead of playing hard for all five days. There is now a strong argument for FIDE turning to the alternative model of banning all draws before a certain move number – usually move 30 or 40. Recent tests of this rule have been successful – most notably the exciting finish of the 2008 Doeberl Cup in Canberra – except at the Dresden Olympiad, where an exemption for repetitions left a gaping hole through which some top players leaped. Nonetheless, even in Dresden the short draw count was dramatically reduced. This week’s game comes from one of the winners of the Elista Grand Prix, with Teimour Radjabov breathing new life into an old attacking line.

Elista 2008 White: T Radjabov Black: R Kasimdzhanov Opening: Sicilian Defence 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.h4 h5 13.Kb1 Hoping for 13...Nc4?! 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.b3 Rc5? 16.Ne6!! which cost David Smerdon a point at the recent Dresden Olympiad. 13...Re8 14.g4!? hxg4 15.h5 Nxh5 16.Bh6 Kh7 16...e6 is safer. 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.fxg4 Bxg4 19.Nf5+! Bxf5 19...gxf5 20.Qg5+ is too risky for Black. 20.exf5 Rh8 21.fxg6 Nxg6 22.Ne4 Nf6 23.Rdf1 Rxh1 24.Rxh1 d5 25.Nxf6 Kxf6 26.Qf2+ Kg7 27.Rf1 f6 28.Qf5! All this was prepared at home by Radjabov, who mentioned that 28... Rc5 was now Black’s only chance. 28... Rc6? 29.Rg1! Qe8 30.Bxd5 Rc5 31.Qe6 Rb5 32.c4 Rb6 33.Qh3 e6 34.Bf3 Qd8 35.Qg2 1-0 ■ January 2009 Australian rankings (top 12): 1.Zhao Zong Yuan (N) 2577; 2.Smerdon (ACT) 2463; 3.Solomon (Q) 2460; 4.Johansen (V) 2455; 5.Goldenberg (V) 2398; 6.Xie (N) 2397; 7.Ambrus (ACT) 2375; 8.Lane (N) 2371; 9.West (V) 2346; 10.Wohl (N) 2342; 11.Ly (Q)2340; 12.Bjelobrk (N) 2332.


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– and when your passion for independence meets the stop sign of responsible decision-making you’ll need to be extremely discerning and selective. CAPRICORN: Sun/Pluto begin Capricorn is your power passage into a highly transformative year, with the wow factor continuing through January’s emphasis on socializing, leadership, popularity and prestige, with even those defects and shortcomings (the ones you don’t believe you have) working for you this week. AQUARIUS: With Mercury and Jupiter bringing Aquarians more bounce to the ounce, this week’s astro news couldn’t be better. Fortune-bringing Jupiter’s presenting you with new booty and career opportunities, while social contacts and connections provide the exact information you need to know. PISCES: This is one of the year’s best weeks for recycling, replacing, giving away or just plain chucking. And speaking of tweaking, also reconsidering friendships that drain your energy, because Venus in your sign wants you focusing on helpful people and opportunities for the coming month.

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of January highlights your health and suggests paying it some quality attention. VIRGO: January’s highly social star mix has you involved with larger groups of people than usual. And with Venus in an easy, complaisant mood, this is the perfect week to start generating the regular doses of joy that are an absolute must for Virgos this year. LIBRA: If an attack of plasticflashing comes on at the new year sales, this week’s smart money okays home improvement purchases but not sheer indulgence, big ticket buys. Your stars suggest one of your creative gifts could make you a truckload of money this year, so which one is it? SCORPIO: This week’s tailor made for reviewing what the last twelve months have given you and what you’ve contributed. Then accepting change is inevitable and being prepared to move beyond what you already know, because the answers you want lie in unfamiliar territory. SAGITTARIUS: Archers don’t do slow so well, but right now a thoughtful cruise beats a headlong gallop. Finance and money are your January buzzwords

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TAURUS: This week brings an energetic tug of war between the comfort of doing things the same old familiar way and embracing a fresh perspective. You’re not ones to make mistakes of impulse, but right now it’s definitely worth listening to expansive ideas and considering unusual options. GEMINI: The coming year promises an exciting ride for WITH LILITH Geminis, with this week auspicious for sitting down and writNO TIME FOR LOOKING ing (yes actually writing, not just BACKWARDS AS THIS WEEK talking about them) your goals LAUNCHES BENEFICIAL and resolves for the year. Plus JUPITER AND MERCURY PLANET OF COMMUNICATION deleting the odd outdated program from your personal files… INTO AQUARIUS, SIGN OF CANCER: This year engulfs FUTURE TECHNOLOGY. PLUS SWEET VENUS INTO Cancerian comfort structures in SENSITIVE, PSYCHIC PISCES – wild waves of change, but no GOOD NEW YEAR NEWS FOR need to stress when fortuneLOVERS. ESPECIALLY PISCEAN bringing Jupiter just won’t stop LOVERS… presenting you with all kinds of inviting alternatives. January ARIES: With your ruling planet emphasises teamwork, partnerMars excellently placed in its ships and choosing the options most purposeful position, Aries most likely to increase your are entering a life phase of abundance. responsible leadership – yes, yours. Avoid alienating others by LEO: Someone from the past looks set to reappear this week making decisions without consulting them, and channel your and either give your self esteem softer, sweeter side for holiday a huge reboot or help you lay harmony and good cheer in the some solid groundwork for the coming year. coming year – while the whole


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After the huge success of the Mullumbimby Music Festival just over a month ago, the event organisers have decided to continue the good loving and fine living with featured events every six weeks. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an impressive double header, with Berlin based Kat Frankie in an intimate acoustic show at the Drill Hall on Friday and New Orleans R&B legend Jon Cleary at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Saturday. I caught up with both artists, recovering from a bit of post festival fatigue. Kat Frankie complained of the 40C evenings of the Falls Festival, while Cleary enjoyed the heat of Peats Ridge. +PO$MFBSZDFSUBJOMZ FOKPZFEIJNTFMG â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It was a great gig, it reminded me a bit of the New Orleans balls they have in the States.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $MFBSZIBTKVTUĂśOJTIFE SFDPSEJOHXJUI+PIO 4DIPĂśFMEBOEJTTPPOUP SFMFBTFUIFBMCVNPiety StreetUIFZSFDPSEFEBU UIFTUVEJPTPGUIFTBNF OBNFJO/FX0SMFBOT $MFBSZJTRVJUFQPTTJCMZ POFPGUIFIBSEFTUXPSL JOHBSUJTUTPOUIFDJSDVJU  BOJOEFNBOETFTTJPO NVTPXIPXPSLTGPSUIF MJLFTPG#POOJF3BJUU &SJD #VSEPO 7BO.PSSJTPO BOE5BK.BIBM IFJTBMTP BOBDDPNQMJTIFETPMP BSUJTU+POTQFOETNPTU PGIJTUJNFPOUIFSPBE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;When you are touring you

are doing it for your bread and butter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like being an athlete â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you spend a lot of time going to events, and the rest of the year you need to be back at home, out of the public eye, in training.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; *OTQJSBUJPODPNFTJO NBOZGPSNTGPS$MFBSZ XIFOJUDPNFTUPTPOH XSJUJOH â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It comes from books, newspapers,

radio, conversation, scraps of paper, whatever I can get my hands on. My battle when I get home is deciphering it!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; "O3#FYQFSU $MFBSZJT IFBWJMZJOøVFODFECZUIF NVTJDPG/FX0SMFBOT BOE$VCB. â&#x20AC;&#x2122;The music from that part of the world came from a tradition that evolved over thousands of years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only recently that technology has helped get it out


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the 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and they wanted to ban it (writers and publishers) this is a new technology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there is a huge drop in record sales, record companies wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make money, and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put up funds for aspiring artists â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so I fear that we have the technology now and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been a time where more music is available and less of anything real, but bombarded by a sea of mediocrity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the original


voice gets lost in the clamour.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1MBZJOHBTPMPHJHXJUI KVTUIJTQJBOP $MFBSZ MFUTVTJOPOKVTUXIBUUP FYQFDU â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well, there will be a lot of piano! It is fun for me to play solo. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance to stretch out. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be playing old stuff, new stuff, New Orleans music, some Cuban tunes and a few covers.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ,BU'SBOLJFJTDVSSFOUMZ JO.FMCPVSOF POB

being in that environment, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheap to live, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to tour and I have been supporting myself doing music and just being in an environment of so much creative output, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a total education â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just learning things as a song writing and as a producer. I am producing at the moment, working on my next album, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really really cool! I am so excited about it! I feel like this time around I have learnt about creating


textures in sound, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a whole different layer of meaning in the music. I have been writing arrangements for other instruments. I have learnt how to play electric guitar and I have started to play keyboards. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a traditional musical back-

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THE ULTIMATE SURPRISE Coming home to find a surprise gift from someone who loves you is one of life’s great treats. It’s not about the cost, it’s about the spontaneity. It says ‘hey, while you weren’t here, I was thinking about you.’ After

3 days baking in Woodford I came home to an unexpected prezzie just like that. As soon as I opened the front door I had that ‘something is in the house for me’ feeling. It filled my nostrils, making me swoon

Jo Jo Smith back in town When I first arrived in Byron, Jo Jo Smith was one of the first names I heard. When talking about the local music scene, it was recommended that I catch the lead singer of Hip Pocket, a certain Jo Jo Smith who had

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with a heady expectation that was both nauseous and wondrous. Ah, the anticipation. Just what little magical surprise awaits? Within seconds I am drawn to my bed. And there it was. A token of love just for me. Resting on the crisp white linen doona cover was a tiny fluffy grey head with two beady eyes, fixed in an eternal gaze contemplating my lightshade and beside it was a thoughtfully placed small curl of intestine. My cat is always thinking of me. When I go away I generally leave him outside, but this

the kind of honey-toned vocal that made you melt. Sadly for us, Jo Jo left almost a decade ago, but her heart is still here in the North Coast, with occasional trips back to play gigs for her existing and new fans. Jo Jo is coming back to launch her latest album Jo Jo Smith Live @ The Blue Birdy. The album has been receiving rave reviews, and is a collection of originals and covers that have been requested by audience members over the years. Just recently Pete Best in the Herald Sun gave her four stars and gushed: ‘It was radio great Billy Pinnell who put me onto Jo Jo Smith’s music. He described a natural, enchanting voice that easily mastered Pop, Latin, Jazz, Gospel and the undescribed genres in between. Billy was right, and all the evidence is here on Blue Birdy, named after the Byron Bay venue in which it was recorded. Billy hadn’t yet mentioned Smith’s wry song-writing, which dominates this collection. There really is a Leonard Cohen feel to it, and she covers his clever Hallelujah here. Billy might like it. Cohen certainly would. Monica Weightman’s solo is a thing of beauty. Smith’s honest vocals are like a breath of fresh air– in a smokey night club.’ Jo Jo delivers her music in flavors

time I thought, no, I’ll leave a window open so the old fluffer can have the house to himself. Obviously he was grateful, and the decapitated rat’s head was his way of saying ‘Thank you’. Or, was it in fact ‘Fuck You’? Perhaps it’s a feline attempt at a Mafia inspired move. Unable to dislodge a horse’s head, my puss went for the next best thing. Rattus beheadus. You might think I’m paranoid, but I did find the Godfather trilogy stacked by the DVD player, covered in paw prints with telltale orange fur on the remote. Unless I was ransacked

by an orangutan, I’d say this was the work of my marmalade moggy. I don’t think I have ever been so deeply moved by such a personal sentiment. I vomited instantly. In fact, at 6 months pregnant, I couldn’t stop vomiting. And if my cat was around I would have used him to wipe it up. With a stick up his bum he’d make an excellent mop. Fortunately I still have an old fashioned roller bucket, so there’d be no problem wringing him out. I’d even be happy to do it by hand. Starting at the tail and working my way up to the neck.

of Blues, Soul , Funk, R&B, Latin and Jazz. Not to be missed live, JoJo is a dynamic vocalist with the ability to create an incredible intimacy with her audience. A brilliant songwriter and lyricist, Jo Jo is a musician with a love for giving something of herself to her audience. She has sung on many albums and played alongside musical greats such as Renee Geyer, Marcia Hines, Colin Hay, Kate Ceberano, Olivia Newton John and many others. She will be playing with Steve Russell piano, Steve Grieve guitar, Greg Lyon bass and Dave Sanders on drums. Show starts at 8.30pm at the Mullum Bowling Club on Thursday January 15.

and three albums, and consists of Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Warwick Hornby on bass guitar and Terepai Richmond on drums. Earlier this year The Whitlams released a ‘Best of’ compilation album titled Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You. The album is a comprehensive look at the journey of the ARIA award winning band, from scrappy beginnings and tragedy of the death of two band members to the success and stability of recent years. The Whitlams will perform for the first time at Coolangatta Hotel on Friday. Tickets are on sale now from the venue, OzTix.

Whitlam goes for the Gold

Hussy’s back in town

The Whitlams are one of Australia’s favourite bands. Their appeal reaches audiences of all ages and tastes. With lyrics described as having a ‘charming cynicism’ and enhanced by an instinct for poignant melody, they won Best Group at the 1998 ARIA Awards, as well as Song of the Year and Best Independent Release for their third album Eternal Nightcap. The current lineup has remained unchanged for the last 5 years

It is with much anticipation that funky folksters The Hussy

You have no idea what one single rat head can do to a bed. Baking for a few days under the tin roof of a Mullumbimby summer it had reached the stench zenith of an olfactory orgasm. Rat stink filled my sheets, my doona, and permeated deep into my mattress. I have spent days covering it with bicarb and vacuuming. Rat stink is still there. My meower has left me a gift that like death, will last forever. I have shown the furry little fucker the gift I have for him. An open hole under the frangipani tree with a small rock bearing his name.

h at the Jo Jo Smit Mullumbimby Bowlo Hicks return to the North Coast to once again entertain their hometown crowd! The Hussies, made up of eternal gypsies Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz have spent the many months since their last local show exhibiting their musical wares all over the globe for audiences throughout China, Europe, the UK and America. The world tour was a chance

l Hussy Hicks at The Federa Hotel in Alstonville on Sunday

The girls will be playing a Sunday session at the Federal Hotel in Alstonville on Sunday kicking off at 1pm with albums available on the day!

Bonza Bonjah

DuOud at Mullum Civic Hall on Friday 16 January

The Whitlams at The Coolangatta Hotel on Friday

Bonjah at the Beach Hotel on F riday

for the girls to promote their debut album, Life Plays Out a collection of their original tunes completed earlier in the year under the direction of highly respected producer/ musician Bill Chambers. The Hussies are planning another world tour for next year but in the meantime will be spending plenty of time back in the shire playing a few select shows and compiling new material inspired by their year on the road. The Hussy Hicks live set is a musical extravaganza, touch-

ing upon funk-gypsy through folk/country to high energy blues/roots and with their harmonies and intense rhythms they pump out a heck of a lot of sound for two small girls. In their travels the girls have been widely regarded as a world class live act, having performed alongside artists including Kings Of Leon, Tommy Emmanuel, Damien Rice and Keith Urban and Phil Emmanuel was recently quoted as saying ‘Julz must be the country’s top female player’.

They may not have the Bob Marley dreads or the Rasta coloured clothing but they’ve certainly got the reggae, soul-funk sound. Kiwi-Melbourne based band Bonjah play The Beach Hotel in Byron on Friday. It’s not only the soul satisfying, upbeat tracks that will make you crave more of the five blokes but their truly unique tale of origin and the journey they’ve experienced together. Lead singer Glenn Mossop is originally from South Africa, and the family eventually settled in Tauranga NZ. The passionate musician was fortunate enough to meet two of the locals Regan Lethbridge (guitars, vocals) and David Morgan (bass) who he joined forces with to become a musical trio. For ten years the trio refined their chops in NZ, before ultimately making the move to Melbourne, but not before recruiting Dan Chisholm (drums). Last year the four members of Bonjah became five upon hearing the talent of percussionist James Majernik, who instantly fell in love with their distinctive sound. Bonjah are set to rock Byron on Friday with songs from their new album including their hit Bring Back the Fire.

Maga Bo & Filastine Based in Rio de Janeiro, Maga Bo is a DJ/producer working with an international collision of styles, sounds, location recordings from all continents and beats that have yet to be classified. His sound is an amalgamation of smashed up batucada, rai, capoeira, bhangra, loudspeaker jitter and skewed electronic beats in a borderless conundrum of gritty street sounds, found, stolen and modified rhythms and melodies from Brazil, Morocco, India and beyond. DJ’ing and producing tracks with a portable laptop studio, he has worked and performed

in Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe. His live performances are a hybrid mix of DJ set and live PA where pirate cassettes bought on the street in various parts of the world, MP3’s from the internet, obscure vinyl found in underground shops, original beats, unreleased remixes and exclusive tracks are selected, juxtaposed and mixed in a unique narrative. He is joined in a very special show by Barcelona’s Filastine. Filastine creates music that bends genre, cutting mutated hiphop with other street rhythms and international obscura to build a new sonic territory defined by nomadism, collaboration, beat science, and massive bass. Thursday January 15 at Hotel Great Northern.

DuOud The Oud is one of the most beautiful and oldest of instruments in the world. A brand new project called DuOud brings it into a brand new century. DuOud consist of two Oud playing Istanbul based musicians; Tunisian born JeanPierre Smadja and Algerian born master Oud player Mehdi Haddab. Blending their North African heritage with the latest Western technology, the pair built a musical cycle that looks to their African roots while absorbing and morphing contemporary music styles – break beats, jazz grooves and metal guitar. While DuOud are not the first to mix the North African lute with electronic technology, they do it with such an imaginative freedom that they are set apart from their contemporaries; their debut album Wild Serenade saw them nominated for the Best Newcomer award in the 2003 BBC Music Awards. They play the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Friday January 16.

The Full Jimmy Jimmy Willing and The Real Gone Hick-Ups is like no other act you’ve ever seen. Compelling and daring to push the boundaries, Wiiling’s band is a stagecoach that he drives perilously into the deep of night. Willing sets his stage in

a one-horse town as The HickUps supply a gripping soundtrack that is the illegitimate offspring of country and punk. Come along for the ride and be transported to a world of lovesick sailors, tomboys fishin’ for catfish and young men laid to rest before their time. Sunday night at the Rails in Byron.

Jumpin with Kangaroo Moon Having just returned from

a series of appearances at Woodford Festival, Kangaroo Moon hop back to Byron Bay for two return performances. With players from all over the world that only meet when the moon is right (a Kangaroo moon of course), the stars and planets have finally aligned to bring some of our favourite brothers back to the shire. Kangaroo Moon play Coorabell Hall on Friday and the Rails on Saturday.

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MONDAY 6am The Morning Mix Kabes 9am The Generator Charlie Malcolm, Giovanni 9am Belly (alternating weeks) Belly Sisters 11am Transformation 4 U Tanya 12pm Cultural Awareness DJ Terra Nullis &Yapa 2pm Q’s jazz & Blues Quentin Watts 4pm Oly Lama’s Beanbag Oly Lama 6pm Grailey Whole Celtic Show Margaret Wyatt 8pm All That Jazz PK 10pm The Master Plan Tim, Trent, & Sarah 12am Edutainment with Bobby K TUESDAY 6am Planet Luv Glitter Girl 9am Love, Life & Laughter Pavitar 11am Byron Business Phil Daly 12pm Don’t Panic We’re Organic Cath Ford 1pm In The Loop Prahlada & Glynn 2pm Theme Park Lyn McCarthy 4pm Rollin’ Mel 6pm Post Modern Backlash Hudson 8pm Radio Mundial Steve Snelgrove 10pm Long Strange Trip Ice Cream Kid WEDNESDAY 6am Eggs-essential Mitch, Dan & Harry 9am Zeitgeist Nyck Jeanes 11am Go Earthcare Ros Elliott 12pm Suara Indonesia Dharma, Kirana, Judith 2pm Rough Mix Paul 4pm African Village Manie 6pm Bongo Gum Brett Diemar 8pm Eclectic Lazyland Charles 10pm Psy Phi MK-Ultra

THURSDAY 6am Debbie Does Breakfast Debbie Kruger 9am Arts Canvass Karena Wynn-Moylan 11am Bohemian Beat Riddhi 12pm Juke Joint Tony Parker 2pm Paddy’s Pleasure Paddy Raleigh 4pm Cruizy Beatz DJ Cruizy 6pm Down At Big Marys Mary 8pm Cruisin For A Bluisin The Honeydripper 10pm Alternate Picking Ashleigh Kay FRIDAY 6am The Friday Fluff Pam & Nicky 9am The Shakedown (earth friendly) Red Terra 11am Whirled Music Phil Hurst 12pm Not The Comedy Show Paul & Danno 1pm Grooveyard Teesha 2pm Flow Poetry Flow Poetry 4pm Strictly Vinyl Inchie 6pm The Roundtable Dan Cassidy 8pm Submerged Si Clone & Slinky 10pm Roots ‘n’ Culture DJ Selector SATURDAY 7am Mixed Brew Various Presenters 10am Cowboy’s Sweetheart Carrie D 12pm Red Hot & Cool Anthony & Ken 2pm Toasted Lady Marmalade 4pm Natural Balance Sut 6pm Searchin DJ Rize 8pm Diggin In The Archive The Undertaker & Joan of Arc 10pm Shel’s Place Shel 12am An Expanding Evening wth Mitch SUNDAY 7am Colours of Byron Des & Nella 9am That’s Entertainment Michael Sharmon 10am Jazz Moods Jean Brown 12pm Omnibus RG Pedicini & Les Schmidt 2pm Radio Latina Yolanda & Bita 4pm The Bay Lounge Aqua 6pm Around The World Sammy I 8pm Audio Response Rhys Bynon & Robert D’Arcy Ryan 10pm Freq Consortium Jonathon Coates

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Television Guide



1. The best of a sports-mad summer is The Hopman Cup, in which the players actually have fun – it’s live on ABC with the final this Friday at10.40pm. 2. An American President reading The Guardian? Yes, it’s satire, with Dennis Quaid playing the Commander-in-Chief in American Dreamz (TEN, Saturday, 6.30pm). 3. Herman the Cheruscan was one of the heroes of The Germanic Tribes, who get a look-in on SBS on Sunday at 7.30pm. This is followed at 8.30pm by Changing Climate, Changing Times, in which the world is imagined for the year 2075.



4.30 GP (PG) Repeat. 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 5.20 World News in various languages. 5.30 Spicks And Specks (G) Repeat. 9.00 Asia Pacific News 1.00 Movie: Patlabor 3 (PG, 2002) ani6.00 Kids’ Program 9.30 Business Today mated science-fiction thriller. 12.00 Midday Report 10.00 Kids’ Programs 2.45 Spacefiles: The Universe Unveiled 12.30 Tennis: The Hopman Cup XXI: USA 4.30 Auto Stories (G) Repeat. (PG) search for ET life. vs Germany Live. 5.00 A Seaside Parish (G) 3.00 Salam Cafe (PG) Repeat. 6.30 Elephant Diaries (G) Repeat. 5.35 Time Team (G) Repeat. 3.30 Football Stars Of Tomorrow Sport. 7.00 ABC News 6.35 Coach Trip (G) six week bus trip of 4.00 The Journal 7.30 The 7.30 Report Europe. 4.30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer 8.30 The Family (PG) 7.00 Zoo Days (G) Britain’s largest zoos 5.30 Corner Gas (G) Comedy series. 8.35 The Omid Djalili Show (M) Comedy. 7.30 Something In The Air (G) Repeat. 6.00 Dakar Rally 2009 Day 4 – highlights 9.05 Star Stories 8.05 1 Giant Leap: What About Me? (G) Argentina / Chile 9.35 Seven Periods With Mr Gormsby: doco interviewing actors and think- 6.30 World News Australia The Slave Trade (M,cl) Repeat. ers on world’s truths. 7.30 Food Safari: English (G) Repeat. 10.00 The Robinsons (M,cl,sr) Repeat. 8.30 Eataholics: Addicted To Sausages 8.00 Tales From The Palaces (G) 10 part 10.30 ABC News (PG) doco on Britian’s historic palaces. 10.45 Taggart (M,v,) Repeat. 9.30 Breakbound (PG) globe-trotting 8.30 The Long Way Down Part 5 of 10 11.55 Movie: The Incredible Shrinking surfer. doco on travel to Khartoum, Sudan Man (G, 1957) Stars Grant Williams, 10.25 Gimme Some Truth: The Making and Ethiopia. Randy Stuart, April Kent. Of John Lennon’s Imagine Album 9.30 World News Australia 1.15 Movie: Bad Lands (PG, 1939) Stars (MA) Repeat. 10.00 Movie: Atomik Circus (MA,h,v, 2004) Robert Barrat, Noah Beery Jr, Douglas 11.25 Heavy Metal Junior (G) Repeat. Science-fiction from France. Watson Guinn Williams. 11.50 Close 11.35 Movie: The Best Of Times (M,cl,v,a, 2.25 Movie: Gildersleeve’s Ghost (G, 2002) Drama from Taiwan. 1954) Stars Harold Peary, Marion 1.35 Weatherwatch Overnight Martin, Richard LeGrand. 3.25 National Press Club Address: Patrick Dodson – Council For Aboriginal Reconciliation Repeat.

6.00 Sunrise 5.30 Today 6.00 Ten Early News 9.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Toasted TV & Kids’ Programs 11.00 Scrubs (PG) 10.00 Third Cricket Test – Australia vs 9.00 9am Summertime (PG) 11.30 Tennis: Brisbane International South Africa – Day 5 Live. 11.00 Ten News 2009 – Day 3 Live. 12.30 The Cricket Show (G) 12.00 Dr Phil (PG) Repeat. 5.00 Home Improvement (G) 1.00 Third Cricket Test – Australia vs 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Repeat. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal (G) games show. South Africa – Day 5 Live. 2.00 Ready Steady Cook (PG) 6.00 Prime & Seven News 6.00 NBN News 3.00 Infomercial (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother (PG) comedy 3.30 Huey’s Cooking Adventures (G) 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Air Crash Investigations (PG) 7.30 10 To One (PG,n,s) inventions that 4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (G) Repeat. 8.30 Las Vegas (PG) drama series. changed the world. 4.30 Judge Judy (G) 9.30 The Unit (M) drama series. 8.00 New Adventures Of Old Christine 5.00 Ten News 10.30 Tennis: Brisbane International (PG) 6.00 The Bold And Beautiful (G) Repeat. 2009 – Day 3 Live. 8.30 CSI: Miami (M) Repeat. 6.30 Futurama (G) Repeat. 12.30 Guthy Renker 8.45 Lotto 7.00 Friends (PG) Repeat. 1.00 Danoz Direct 9.30 ER (M) 7.30 The Simpsons (PG) Repeat. 2.00 Expo 8.00 Rules Of Engagement (PG) Repeat. 10.30 Gossip Girl (M) 5.00 Guthy Renker 8.30 House (M) hospital drama. Repeat. 11.30 Temptation (G) quiz show. 5.30 Seven Early News 9.30 Rush (M,v,a) criminal drama. Repeat. 12.00 The Dead Zone (M) series return. 10.30 Out Of The Blue (PG,at) drama series. 1.00 The Avengers (PG) Repeat. 2.00 Guthy Renker (PG) 11.00 Ten News With Sports Tonight 11.45 Late Show With David Letterman (PG) 2.30 Danoz 3.30 Good Morning America. 12.30 Infomercials (PG) 4.00 Religion to 6am (PG) 5.00 Early Morning News

Prime HD program same as above except: 9.30 Documentary: Da Vinci – Unlocking The Genius 10.30 Lost 12.00 Scrubs

6.00 Sunrise 4.30 GP (PG) Repeat. 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 5.30 World News in various languages. 5.30 Spicks And Specks (G) Repeat. 9.00 Asia Pacific News 1.00 TV Around The World: Romania (G) 9.00 Kids’ Programs Repeat doco series. 11.00 Scrubs (PG) 9.30 Business Today 6.00 Kids’ Programs 1.30 Blizzard: Race To The Pole Part 1 of 11.30 Tennis: Brisbane International 10.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 Midday Report 6 doco series (PG) Repeat. 2009 – Day 4 Live. 12.30 Tennis: The Hopman Cup XXI: USA 4.30 The Pinnaroo Surfer (G) 2.30 The Man Who Faked His Life (PG) 5.00 Home Improvement (G) vs Australia / Germany vs Slovak 4.40 Speed Machines (G) Repeat. Repeat doco. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal (G) games show. Republic Live. 5.30 Naked Science (G) Repeat. 3.30 If Only (G) Repeat. 6.00 Prime & Seven News 6.30 Elephant Diaries (G) Repeat. 6.35 Coach Trip (G) six week bus trip of 4.00 The Journal 7.00 How I Met Your Mother (PG,s) 7.00 ABC News Europe. 4.30 Newshour With Jim Lehrer Repeat 7.30 The 7.30 Report 7.00 Zoo Days (G) Britain’s largest zoos 5.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 7.30 Ugly Betty (PG) 8.00 Everest ER (G) 7.30 Something In The Air (G) Repeat. 8.35 Who Killed Stalin? (M*,v) 8.00 The Omid Djalili Show (PG) Comedy 6.00 Dakar Rally 2009 Day 5 – highlights 8.30 Eli Stone (M) legal drama series. Argentina / Chile. 9.30 Heroes (M) 9.25 Courting With Justice (PG*) 8.30 Star Stories (PG) Repeat. 6.30 World News Australia 10.30 Tennis: Brisbane International 9.55 The Floating Brothel (M*,s,at) Repeat. 9.00 Seven Periods With Mr Gormsby: 10.55 ABC News 7.35 Rex In Rome (G) crime series from 2009 – Day 4 Live. The Slave Trade (M, cl) Repeat. 11.05 Live From Abbey Road: Panic At Italy. 12.30 Guthy Renker 9.35 Modern Toss (M,cl) adult cartoons 8.30 Carla Cametti PD (M,cl,s,v) new 1.00 Danoz Direct The Disco, David Gay Suzanne Vega 10.00 The Graham Norton Show (M) crime series. 2.00 Expo 11.55 Wildside (PG) Repeat. 10.30 Ideal (MA*,du) Final. 9.30 World News Australia. 5.00 Guthy Renker 12.45 Movie: The Wrong Arm Of The Law 11.00 Kung Faux (M*,cl,v) 10.00 Movie: Good Girl (MA,cl,n, 2005) 5.30 Seven Early News (G, 1962) Stars Peter Sellers, Lionel 11.25 The Book Group (M,s,cl) Repeat. Romantic comedy from France. Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins. 11.45 Close 11.45 Queer As Folk (MA,cl,s) drama series. 2.20 Movie: Ramrod (PG, 1947) Stars 12.40 Clara Sheller (PG,cl,s ) drama series Veronica Lake, Lloyd Bridges, Joel from France. Repeat. McCrea, Don DeFore. 1.40 Weatherwatch Overnight 3.55 The Glass House (M,sr,at) Repeat.


Prime HD program same as above except: 9.30 Documentary: Out Of Control 10.30 The Need For Speed – Bikes 11.30 Heroes 12.30 Madness In The White City: Chicago

4.30 GP (PG) Repeat. 5.30 Spicks And Specks (G) Repeat. 6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Tennis: The Hopman Cup XXI: Highlights. 5.30 Kids’ Programs 6.05 Pilot Guides: Caribbean Islands 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Kylie Kwong: Shanghai (G) cuisine journey through China. 8.30 Tennis: The Hopman Cup XXI: Final 10.30 ABC News 10.40 Tennis: The Hopman Cup XXI: Final 12.30 rage (M) goes on until 5am Saturday.

6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 Asia Pacific News 9.30 Business Today 10.00 Kids’ Programs 4.30 A Place In Greece (G) Repeat. 5.00 Travel Oz (G) Repeat. 5.30 From The Heart (G) Repeat. 6.00 Compass: The Quiet Revolution – New Prophets Pt 1 (G) Repeat. 6.35 Coach Trip (G) 7.00 Zoo Days (G) 7.30 Something In the Air (G) Repeat. 8.00 Basketball: WNBL 2008/09; Canberra vs AIS Live. 10.00 Soundtrack To My Life: Alison Moyet 10.30 Planet Rock Profiles: Sean Paul 10.55 Freshmen On Campus (PG) Repeat. 11.20 London Live (PG) Repeat. 11.45 Close


5.20 World News in various languages. 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs 1.00 The Food Lovers’ Guide To 11.30 Scrubs (PG) Australia (G) Repeat. 1.30 Pioneers Of Love (PG) part 2 doco 12.00 Tennis: Brisbane International 2009 – Day 5 Live. series. Repeat. 5.00 Home Improvement (G) 2.30 Life Under Napoleon: The Revolutionary (PG) part 2 of 4 doco 5.30 Deal Or No Deal (G) games show. 6.00 Prime & Seven News from Germany. Repeat. 3.30 Policing The Pacific (G) part 2 of 4 7.00 How I Met Your Mother (PG) doco. Repeat. 7.30 Better Homes And Gardens 4.00 The Journal Summer (G) 4.30 Newshour With Jim Lehrer 8.30 Movie: Duplex (M, 2003) Stars Ben 5.30 Bluelist Australia (G) Final. Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Cheryl Klein 6.00 Dakar Rally 2009 Day 6 – highlights 10.30 Tennis: Brisbane International Argentina / Chile. 2009 – Day 5 Live. 6.30 World News Australia 12.15 Movie: The Pawn (M, 1998) Stars 7.30 Wall Street Warriors (PG) Final. Greg Evigan, Tony Lo Bianco, Sydney 8.00 Counter Culture: Japan (G) Final. Penny, Rob Stewart. 8.30 As It Happened: Churchill’s 2.05 Danoz Direct Bodyguard (PG) doco series. Repeat. 3.05 Expo 9.30 World News Australia 5.00 Guthy Renker 10.00 The Female Orgasm Explained (MA,n,s) doco series from France. Rpt 10.55 Movie: Antenna (MA,s,v, 2003) Drama from Japan. 1.00 Movie: Clara And Me (MA,cl,s, 2004) Drama from France. 2.30 WeatherWatch Overnight Prime HD program same as above except:

All cricket on NBN this summer will be broadcast in HD

6.00 Ten Early News 5.30 Today 7.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne Summer Series (PG) 9.00 9am Summertime (PG) 10.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Ten News 11.00 Danoz and Guthy-Renker 12.00 Dr Phil (PG) 12.00 Ellen Degeneres Show (PG) 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) 1.00 The View (PG) talk show. 2.00 Ready Steady Cook (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives (PG) 3.00 Infomercial (PG) 3.00 Entertainment Tonight (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Cooking Adventure (G) 3.30 Malcolm In The Middle (PG) 4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (G) 4.00 The Shak 4.30 Judge Judy (G) 4.30 Antiques Roadshow Northalleton 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Temptation (G) 6.00 The Bold And Beautiful (G) 6.00 Evening News 6.30 Futurama (G) Repeat. 7.00 Friends (PG) Repeat. 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Emergency (PG,mp) 7.30 Don’t Forget The Lyrics (G) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU/Criminal Intent 8.00 The Waiting Room (G) (M) double episode. Repeat. 8.30 Cold Case (M) 10.30 Out Of The Blue (PG,at) drama series 9.30 Secret Millionaire (PG) 11.00 Ten News With Sports Tonight 10.30 Amazing Medical Stories (M,cl,mp) 11.45 Late Show With David Letterman (PG) Tourettes rewired. 11.30 Seinfeld (PG) 12.30 Infomercials (PG) 12.00 Movie: Other People’s Money (M,cl, 4.00 Religion to 6am (PG) 1991) Stars Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller. 1.50 David Campbell (PG) Music. 2.00 Guthy-Renker Australia 3.30 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News 5.30 Today 6.00 Ten Early News 9.00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 7.00 Kids’ Programs Summer Series (PG) Repeat. 9.00 9am Summertime (PG) 10.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Ten News 11.00 Danoz and Guthy-Renker 12.00 Dr Phil (PG) 12.00 Ellen Degeneres Show (PG) 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) 1.00 The View (PG) talk show. 2.00 Ready Steady Cook (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives (PG) 3.00 Infomercial (PG) 3.00 Entertainment Tonight (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Cooking Adventure (G) 3.30 Malcolm In The Middle (PG) 4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog 4.00 The Shak 4.30 Judge Judy (G) 4.30 Antiques Roadshow Carnoustie. 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Temptation 6.00 The Bold And Beautiful (G) 6.00 Evening News 6.30 Futurama (G) Repeat. 7.00 Friends (PG) Repeat. 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 The Simpsons (PG) double episode 7.30 Australian Geographic – Best Of 8.30 Numb3rs (M) Australia (PG) Best Walks in Australia 9.30 Law & Order (M, at) 8.30 Movie: The Tuxedo (M,v, 2002) Stars 10.25 Orange Roughies (M,cl,v) Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt. 11.30 Late News With Sports Tonight 10.40 Movie: Spanglish (M,cl, 2004) Stars 12.30 Late Show with David Letterman (PG) Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni. 1.30 Infomercial (PG) 1.15 Movie: Shalako (PG,v, 1968) Stars 4.00 30 Days (PG,sr) Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, Honor 5.00 Religion to 6am (PG). Blackman, Stephen Boyd. 3.20 Entertainment Tonight (PG) 4.00 Guthy-Renker Australia (G) 4.30 Good Morning America

10.15 Documentary: Shark Attack – The Red Triangle, California 11.15 Final 24: Gianni Versace


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7.00 Kids’ Programs 5.00 rage (PG) 5.20 World News in various languages. 10.00 rage: Special – rage goes Retro (G) 3.00 rage (G) Repeat. 1.00 Baroque Academy: Looking For 5.00 rage: Special; rage goes Retro (G) 11.00 Outback House (PG) Repeat. Voices (G) Masterpiece from France. Repeat. 12.00 Dynasties: The Jones Family (PG) 2.00 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 6.05 Black Books: He’s Leaving Home 12.30 The Best Of Australian Story: 14 (G) Repeat. (PG) Final. Woman Of A Steel Repeat. 2.40 Colin McCahon: I Am Masterpiece 1.00 Movie: Miss Sadie Thompson (PG, 6.35 Robin Hood (PG) Repeat. from NZ (G) Repeat. 1953) Stars Rita Hayworth, Aldo Ray, 7.20 Rex The Runt (PG) Animated. 4.00 Lady Salsa! (G) music of Cuba. 7.30 Classic Albums: Phil Collins – Face Jose Ferrer, Charles Bronson. Masterpiece from Germany. Value (G) Repeat. 2.30 Basketball: WNBL 2008/09: 4.30 Newshour With Jim Lehrer 8.20 A Little Later: R.E.M. (G) Repeat. Canberra vs AIS: Highlights 5.30 A Fork In The Mediterranean: 8.35 Movie: Stage Door (G, 1937) Stars 3.50 Football: W-League: Semifinal 1 Israel (PG) Repeat. Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, 6.00 Dakar Rally 2009 Day 7 – highlights Live. Lucille Ball, Ralph Forbes. Argentina / Chile. 6.00 Totally Frank (PG) Repeat. 10.10 Movie: Return Of The Scarlet 6.30 World News Australia 6.30 Best Of Gardening Australia (G) Pimpernel (PG, 1938) Stars Barry K 7.30 Mythbusters (PG) doco series. 7.00 ABC News Barnes, Sophie Steward. 8.30 Iron Chef (G) Repeat. 7.30 Rain Shadow (PG) Repeat. 11.30 Close 9.20 RocKwiz (PG) entertainment. 8.25 ABC News 10.00 Movie: Transamerica (MA,s,d, 8.30 The Bill (M*,v) 2005) Stars Felicity Huffman, Danny 10.05 ABC News Burstein, Kevin Zegers. 10.10 Last Detective (M,v,at) Repeat. 11.50 SOS (PG) 11.20 rage (M) 12.50 Classic Album: Queen – A Night At [s] = Sex [cl] = Coarse language The Opera (PG) Repeat. [a] = Adult themes [sr] = Sexual references 1.45 The Insiders Guide A To Love [n] = Nudity [mp] = Medical (M,s,cl) drama series from NZ. [du] = Drug use procedures [dr] = Drug references [st] = Supernatural 2.35 Weatherwatch Overnight



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

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= Violence = Could offend = Horror


themes = Issues about euthanasia

7.00 Manic Street Preachers: 5.00 rage Everything Live (G) 6.30 Kids’ Programs 8.10 Nina Simone: Live At Montreux 9.00 Q&A debating the big issues. Rpt. Jazz Festival 1976 (G) Repeat. 10.00 Inventions From The Shed (G) Rpt. 10.30 Root Of All Evil?: The God Delusion 9.00 Cat Stevens: Majikat Live (G) Rpt. 10.10 Jewel: Live At Humphreys By The (PG) Repeat. 11.30 Songs Of Praise (G) Repeat. Bay (G) Repeat. 12.00 Best Of Landline (G) 11.10 jtv Live: You Am I (G) Repeat. 1.00 Best Of Gardening Australia (G) 11.55 London Live (G) Music. Repeat. 1.30 Message Stick (G) Repeat. 12.30 Red Dwarf (PG) double episode. 2.00 Hillary On Everest (G) Repeat. 1.30 Planet Rock Profiles: Good Charlotte (PG) Repeat. 3.00 Songbirds (PG) doco on singing 1.55 Madness: Live At Finsbury Park (G) prisoners. 3.50 Football: W-League: Semifinal 2 Live 2.50 Brian Wilson On Tour (G) 6.00 Arctic Oasis (G) Repeat. 4.10 Crowded House: Farewell To The 6.30 Chant Of The Scrub Turkey (PG) Rpt World (PG) 7.00 ABC News 5.05 Classic Albums: Steely Dan – Aja 7.30 Penguins Of The Antarctic coping (G) Repeat. with climate change. 6.00 21 Years Of Compass 8.25 ABC News 7.00 The Museum (PG) Repeat. 8.30 Lusitania: Murder On The Atlantic 7.30 Brideshead Revisited (G) double (PG) drama on the high sea. episode. 10.00 Compass: The Quiet Revolution – 9.05 Northanger Abbey (PG) Adaptation Pioneering City (G) Part 2 of 3. of the Jane Austen classic. Stars 10.30 Ian Fleming: Bond Maker (M,s,cl) Felicity Jones, JJ Feild, Cary Mulligan. 11.30 Movie: Suddenly, Last Summer 11.05 Montreux Jazz Festival 2003: The (M,v 1959) Stars Elizabeth Taylor Classics Katherine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift 11.35 Close 1.20 Movie: I’ll Get You For This (PG, 1950) Stars George Raft, Coleen Gray

SBS advises viewers that programming between 6pm and 10.30pm nightly is Closed Captioned (CC)

6.00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (G) 6.00 Kids’ Programs 6.30 Kids’ Programs 10.00 Video Hits (PG) 12.00 Tennis: Brisbane International 12.00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG) 2009 – Day 6 Live. 12.30 Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures (G) 5.00 According To Jim (G) 1.00 Escape With ET (G) 5.30 Border Patrol (PG) 2.00 Beach Cricket : Round 1 Live. 6.00 Seven News 5.00 Ten News With Sports Tonight 6.30 Movie: Mary Poppins (G, 1964) 6.00 The Simpsons (PG) Repeat. Stars Julie Andrews Dick Van Dyke. 6.30 Movie: American Dreamz (PG, 9.30 Tennis: Brisbane International cl,v,sr, 2006) Stars Hugh Grant, Mandy 2009 – Day 6 Live. Moore, Dennis Quaid, Chris Klein. 11.30 Movie: Say It Isn’t So (M,s,cl,d, 2001) 8.35 40 Smokin’ On Set Hook-Ups (M) Stars Heather Graham, Chris Klein , 10.30 Orange Roughies (M,cl,v) Sally Field, Orlando Jones. 11.30 Movie: The Man Who Cried (M,s, 1.25 Danoz Direct 1998) Stars Johnny Depp, Christina 2.25 Expo Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro. 5.00 Guthy Renker 1.25 Infomercials 4.00 Religion to 6am (PG)

Prime HD program same as above except: 9.30 Movie: Hang ‘Em High (M,v 1968) 11.30 Movie: Kung Pow – Enter The Fist (M,v, 2002) 1.00 Urban Legends

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

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

6.00 Religion 6.25 World News in various languages. 6.00 Religion 6.00 Danoz And Guthy Renker 7.00 Totally Wild (G) Repeat. 10.00 Insight Summer Season: Rage 6.30 Creflo A Dollar 7.00 TVP Direct And Biomagnetics (G) 7.30 Animalia Repeat. 7.00 Kids’ Programs 8.00 Sunday News 11.00 Ethnic Business Awards 2008 (PG) 7.30 Weekend Sunrise 8.00 Video Hits First (G) 8.30 Fishing North Australia Arafura Repeat. 10.00 Stormy Coast (G) Great Ocean Rd to 10.00 Video Hits (PG) Bluewater 12.30 Tales From A Suitcase: Eucharist Kangaroo Island. 12.00 Australian Fishing Championship 9.00 I Dream Of Jeannie (G) Repeat. Bajada (G) Repeat. 1.00 Country Matters (G) rural Australia 11.05 The Most Extreme : Inventors (G) 9.30 Movie: Tarzan’s Three Challenges 2.00 Beach Cricket : Round 1 Live. 1.00 Speedweek new episode. (G, 1963) Stars Jock Mahoney, 5.00 Ten News With Sports Tonight 3.00 Football Asia 11.30 Tennis: Brisbane International Woody Strode, Ricky Der. 6.00 The Simpsons (G) Repeat. 3.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial Sport. 2009 – Day 7 Live. 11.30 Going Places (PG) Repeat. 6.30 America’s New Top Model (PG) 4.00 Les Murray’s Football Feature Medibank International 2009 – 12.00 Speed Machine Andra top fuel WSID 7.30 Don’t Forget The Lyrics (G) 12.30 George Lopez (PG) comedy. 5.00 The World Game football. Day 1 Live. 1.00 The Jack Newton Celebrity Classic 6.00 Dakar Rally 2009 Day 8 – highlights 5.00 Does My Bum Look Big? Swimwear 8.30 Movie: Die Hard; With A Vengeance (M,cl,v, 2004) Stars Bruce sports special. Argentina / Chile. (PG) Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Jeremy Irons. 2.00 WWE Afterburn wrestling. 6.30 World News Australia 6.00 Seven News 7.30 Lost Worlds: The Germanic Tribes – 6.30 Outback Wildlife Rescue (G) all new 11.05 The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – 3.00 Movie: Down To Earth (PG, cl,s,d, Global Edition (MA15+) comedy. 2001) Stars Chris Rock, Regina King. Under the Sign of the Cross (PG) 7.00 Hot Property (G) 11.35 The Office (PG) 5.00 The Gurus Explore South Korea (G) 8.30 Changing Climate, Changing 7.30 The Rich List (G) 6.00 Evening News Times doco-drama: the year is 2075. 8.30 Movie: While You Were Sleeping 12.05 Cops (M,du,at) 6.30 20 To 1 (PG) 10.10 Movie: The Tiger Brigades (MA,v, (PG, 1995) Stars Sandra Bullock, Bill 12.30 Infomercials 4.00 Religion to 6am (PG) 7.30 Twenty/20 Cricket – Australia vs 2006) Action adventure from France. Pullman, Peter Gallagher. South Africa Live. 12.20 Innocence :The Other Side Of DNA 10.40 Holby Blue (M,v,s) 10.30 Movie: The Score (M,v,cl, 2001) Stars (MA) Repeat doco. 11.50 The Benny Hill Show (PG) Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, 1.20 If The Dead Could Speak (M,cl,v) 12.20 Scrubs (PG) Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett. drama series from Argentina. 12.50 Home Shopping 1.00 Spyforce (PG) Repeat. 2.15 Weatherwatch Overnight 2.00 Guthy Renker And Danoz Prime HD program same as above except: 4.00 Good Morning America 8.30 This Is Your Laugh 9.30 The Knights Of

4.30 GP (PG) Repeat. 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 5.20 World News in various languages. 6.00 Sunrise 5.30 Spicks And Specks (G) Repeat. 9.00 Asia Pacific News 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia (G) 9.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Kids’ Programs 9.30 Business Today Repeat. 10.30 Scrubs (PG) 11.00 Best Of Landline Repeat. 10.00 Kids’ Programs 1.30 Dirty War (G) the toxic effect of the 11.30 Tennis: Medibank International 12.00 Midday Report 4.30 Best Of Gardening Australia (G) Rpt US military’s global bases. 2009 – Day 2 Live. 12.30 Poirot (PG) 5.00 Message Stick (G*) Repeat. 2.30 The Mormons (PG) part 3 of 4 repeat. 5.00 Home Improvement (G) 1.30 Surfing The Menu (G) Repeat. 5.30 Croc Country (G) Repeat. 3.30 The Glamour Game: The Pageant 5.30 Deal Or No Deal (G) games show. 2.00 Parkinson (G) Repeat. 6.00 Walking With Beasts: Sabre Tooth (G) Repeat. 6.00 Seven and Prime News 3.00 Kids’ Programs (G) Repeat. 4.30 The Journal 7.00 How I Met Your Mother (PG) 6.05 The House Of Windsor: The First 6.35 Coach Trip (G) 5.00 The Crew (G) student video 7.30 The Rich List (G) Windsors life of the British Royal family 7.00 Zoo Days (G) production. 8.30 Bones (M) 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Something In The Air (G) Repeat. 5.30 Corner Gas (G) Comedy. 9.30 Killing Hitler (M) doco on the many 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Red Dwarf (G) Repeat. 6.00 Dakar Rally 2009 Day 9 – highlights attempts to eliminate Hitler. 8.00 Choir Of Hard Knocks (PG) Repeat. 8.30 Goldfrapp At Radio 1’s Big Argentina / Chile. 10.40 Scrubs (PG) 8.30 The Somme (M) docu-drama WWI Weekend (PG) 6.30 World News Australia 11.40 Kath & Kim The American Series 10.15 ABC News 9.00 Mind, Body And Kick Ass Moves (PG) 7.30 Top Gear (PG) (PG) 10.25 The Mafia: The Great Betrayal (M,v,cl) 9.30 Creature Comforts (G) Repeat. 8.30 South Park (M,a) 12.10 Last Comic Standing (M) 10.00 Spaced (M,cl) Repeat. 8.30 Drawn Together (MA,s) animated 1.05 Guthy Renker 12.20 MDA (M,at) drama. 10.30 V Festival 2006 (PG) Repeat. 1.35 Danoz Direct comedy series. 12.15 Movie: Lady Hamilton (G, 1941) 9.30 World News Australia 2.35 Expo Stars Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier. 11.35 Cowboy Bebop (M,v) Repeat. 12.00 Close 10.00 Pizza (M,a,d,cl,s) Comedy. 5.00 Guthy Renker 2.15 Movie: Passport To Destiny (PG, 5.30 Seven Early News 10.30 Skins (MA,d,s,n) repeat drama series 1944) Stars Elsa Lanchester, Gordon 11.25 Movie: Dark Water (M,h, 2002) Oliver, Lenore Aubert. Horror from Japan. 3.25 Bowls: NSW Open 2008 - Women’s 1.10 Movie: Neon Genesis – End Of Singles Evangelion (M,v,s,a, 1997) Animated feature. 2.45 WeatherWatch Overnight Prime HD program same as above except:

6.00 ABC News Breakfast 4.30 GP (PG) Repeat. 9.00 Asia Pacific News 5.30 Spicks And Specks (PG) Repeat. 9.30 Business Today 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Leahy Family Special (PG*) Repeat. 4.30 Little Angels (G) Repeat. 1.30 Surfing The Menu (G) Repeat. 5.00 Kylie Kwong (G) Repeat. 2.00 Parkinson (PG) Repeat. 5.30 Wagging School (G) 3.00 Kids’ Programs 5.35 Friends For Dinner (G) Final. 6.10 River Cottage Gone Fishing: Channel 6.05 Under The Hammer (G) Repeat. Islands (G) Repeat. 6.35 Coach Trip (G) 7.00 ABC News 7.00 Zoo Days (G) 7.30 The 7.30 Report 7.30 Something In The Air (G) Repeat. 8.00 The Museum (PG) 8.05 Father Ted (PG) Repeat. 8.35 Party Animals (M*,cl) political drama 8.30 Hamish Macbeth (G) Repeat. 9.30 Bastard Boys (M,cl,v*) Repeat. 9.20 The Bill (M,v) Repeat. 10.30 ABC News 10.50 MDA (M*cl) Repeat. 10.40 Shrink Rap: Sharon Osbourne (M,at,cl) 11.40 Close Repeat. 11.30 Movie: The Man Who Knew Too Much (PG, 1956) Stars James Stewart, Doris Day. 1.10 Movie: The Lost Moment (PG, 1947) Stars Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorhead. 1.35 Movie: Body And Soul (PG, 1947) Stars John Garfield, Lilli Palmer. 3.25 Triple j tv With The Doctor (G) Rpt.

5.20 World News in various languages 1.00 The Storm Rages Twice (G) Repeat drama from Lebanon. 1.55 Don Matteo (PG) Drama series from Italy. 3.00 Here Comes The Neighbourhood (G) Repeat. 3.30 Everybody Loves A Wedding (G) 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Newshour With Jim Lehrer 5.30 Corner Gas (G) Comedy series. 6.00 Dakar Rally 2009 Day 10 – highlights Argentina / Chile. 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Desperately Seeking Doctors (PG) Part 2 of 3 doco on the doctors’ crisis in Australia. 8.30 Blood And Guts: History of Surgery – Bleeding Hearts (PG) Part 2 of 5 doco series from the UK. 9.30 World News 10.00 Hod Docs: Chicago 10 (M,v) 11.55 Movie: Lunacy (MA,v,n, 2006) Horror from the Czech Republic. 2.00 WeatherWatch Overnight

6.00 Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Scrubs (PG) 11.00 Tennis: Medibank International 2009 – Day 3 Live. 5.00 Home Improvement (G) 5.30 Deal Or No Deal (G) games show. 6.00 Seven and Prime News 7.00 How I Met Your Mother (PG) Rpt. 7.30 Wild Vets (G) 8.00 Coastwatch (PG) Maritime police. 8.30 Eli Stone (M) 9.30 Ghost Whisperer (PG) 10.30 Extreme : More Skinny Celebrity Mums (PG). 11.30 Dirty Sexy Money (M) 12.30 Guthy Renker 1.00 Danoz Direct 2.00 Expo 5.00 Guthy Renker 5.30 Seven Early New

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5.30 Today 6.00 Ten Early News 9.00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 7.00 Kids’ Programs Summer Series (PG) Repeat. 9.00 9am Summertime (PG) 10.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Ten News 11.00 Time/Life (G) 12.00 Dr Phil (PG) 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Repeat. 11.30 Danoz (G) 12.00 Ellen Degeneres Show (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook (PG) Repeat. 1.00 The View (PG) talk show. 3.00 Infomercial (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Cooking Adventures (G) 3.00 Entertainment Tonight (PG) 4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (G) Repeat. 3.30 Malcolm In The Middle (PG) 4.30 Judge Judy (G) 4.00 Airtime kids’ performances – new 5.00 Ten News series. 6.00 The Bold And The Beautiful (G) 4.30 Antiques Roadshow Gainsborough 6.30 Futurama (G) Repeat. 5.30 Temptation (G) quiz show. 7.00 Friends (PG) 6.00 Evening News 7.30 America’s Next Top Model (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair 8.30 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (M) 7.30 Two And A Half Men (PG,cl) Repeat. 8.00 The Big Bang Theory (PG) 9.30 Army Wives (M,at,sr) drama series. 10.30 Out Of The Blue (PG) drama series. 8.30 The Mentalist (M,s) 11.00 Late News With Sports Tonight 8.45 Lotto 11.45 Late Show With David Letterman (PG) 9.30 Crime Investigation Australia (M) 10.45 Monster House (PG) 12.30 Everybody Loves Raymond (G) 1.00 Infomercials 11.45 Just Shoot Me (PG) 4.00 Religion to 6am (PG) 12.10 E R (MA) 1.05 McLeod’s Daughters (M) Repeat. 2.00 Guthy Renker and Danoz 3.30 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News 6.00 Ten Early News 5.30 Today 7.00 Toasted TV & Kids’ Programs 9.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 9am Summertime (PG) 11.00 Danoz And Guthy Renker (G) 11.00 Ten News 12.00 Ellen Degeneres Show (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil (PG) 1.00 The View (PG) talk show. 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Repeat. 2.00 Days Of Our Lives (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook (PG) Repeat. 3.00 Entertainment Tonight (PG) 3.00 Infomercial (PG) 3.30 Malcolm In The Middle (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Cooking Adventures (G) 4.00 Airtime kids’ performances. 4.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (G) 4.30 Antiques Roadshow Syon Park. 4.30 Judge Judy (G) 5.30 Temptation (G) quiz show. 5.00 Ten News 6.00 Evening News 6.00 The Bold & The Beautiful (G) 7.00 A Current Affair 6.30 Futurama (G) Repeat. 7.30 Twenty/20 Cricket – Australia vs 7.00 Friends (PG) Repeat. South Africa Live. 10.30 Movie: Hard To Kill (M,v,cl,s, 1990) 7.30 The Simpsons (PG) Repeat. Stars Steven Seagal, Kelly Le Bock. 8.00 Rules Of Engagement (PG) Repeat 8.30 NCIS (M,v) double episode. 12.30 E R (MA15+) Repeat. 9.30 In Plain Sight (M) legal drama series 1.30 Entertainment Tonight (PG) 10.30 Out Of The Blue (PG) drama series. 2.30 Guthy Renker 11.00 Late News With Sports Tonight 3.00 Danoz (G) 11.45 Late Show With David Letterman (PG) 3.30 Good Morning America 12.30 Everybody Loves Raymond (PG) 5.00 Early Morning News 1.00 Infomercials (PG) 4.00 Religion to 6am (PG)

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Comedy: Tix on sale now for Big Joke!!! The Big Joke is fully booked and ready to go. With featured international artists from the Melbourne Comedy Festival,

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this festival which is now in its third year will be offering patrons the unique opportunity of experiencing some of the world’s best comics in a funky old country hall: namely, The Bangalow A&I Hall. Headline

comics include Brit actor Tom Conti’s daughter, Nina Conti (Thursday 26 March). She is an extraordinary performer who takes the vaudevillian tradition of ventroliquism into a new dimension when she combines

Knowing Your Rites The Starlight Festival is on again, offering a four day healathon where patrons can experience a smorgasboard of therapies, treatments and alternative modalities. One of the featured therapists is Amrita Hobbs, who conducts a session that she refers to as Rites of Passage. Amrita helps people move through the issues that are stopping them from moving on. She laughs and admits that she helps people become ‘unstuck’! ‘I paint a picture of our lives and describe it like a carpet. It’s like we have a blueprint when we come into this earth, it’s beautiful, but as we grow up the patterns can go out of kilter. If we go back and redress these tunes when it has gone out of shape, we can see how it ends up affecting the whole carpet, and ends up defining who we are.’ So just how does Amrita unstick the stuck? ‘I had one woman who was having horrible menopausal symptoms. She did the workshop and they just stopped. In the workshop she came to a place where she accepted where she was in the wheel, or where she was in the tapestry. She told me that it just stopped.’ For Amrita, the turning point in her journey as a healer was being recognised as an elder. Our lives are so lacking in rites of pas-

sage that Amrita Hobbs Amrita believes that we often don’t reach or even realise our full potential. ‘I didn’t get that I was a woman until later in life. I always felt like one of the girls. I know a woman who at 82 still saw herself as a girl. Rites of passage can help us see ourselves for who we are. When you are an elder you have responsiblity in your community, especially for the children.’ Amrita is currently involved in a project with Michael Balson researching and documenting the sexual culture of our young people. ‘My vision is to build this community,’ smiles Amrita, ‘but to do that we need to gather the village around and hold them (the kids) in.’ A lot of Amrita’s work is around initiation. I asked her how she defined initiation in a contemporary western culture. ‘Sometimes people define it as when you start shaving or get a driver’s license, but for me it’s the spiritual shift about how someone sees themselves in the world.’ Amrita will be working with ritual and change at the Starlight Festival of Healing at the Bangalow A&I Hall from Thursday to Sunday. Amrita’s session is Thursday from 12pm - 2pm.

it with her standup. She’ll be joined by Kitty Flanagan and Dave Williams. Friday night’s feature (March 27) is the bloke every girl would love a date with, the funniest man still alive, Arj Barker. US born he’s one of the most loved performers on the international circuit. He’s outrageous, unstoppable and one of the finest examples of well crafted standup on the planet. Saturday night (March 28) the Big Joke welcomes Tim Minchin, a bloke the Age raved: ‘Simultaneously an excellent standup comedian, a purveyor of physical comedy, an accomplished musician and a lyricist of diabolical ingenuity. Witty, smart, and unabashedly offensive.’ He’s currently in Oz promoting his documentary Rock N Roll Nerd and is a feature at Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals. Tim performs his 100 minute one man show on the Steinway for the Big Joke. The three headline shows have limited seating, and it will be a case of first in first served. Tix are available at Jetset in Byron Bay for $47.50. Tix can be purchased on 6685 6262 or email

the Arj Barker at Big Joke Festival

Theatre: You stupid Twit! Back by popular demand! Mr and Mrs Twit are obnoxious characters created by the wonderfully wicked Roald Dahl. The play, The Twits, was enjoyed by hundreds of children and adults in July last year. These holidays The Twits are being brought to life on stage again by the Byron Bay Theatre Company, to the delight, and disgust, of children. Set in a circus ring, this adaptation by David Wood brings Dahl’s

ideas cleverly to the theatre and has the confidence to add something new. Bored with playing silly tricks on one another, the grotesque Mr and Mrs Twit turn their attentions to capturing and training a family of monkeys, The Muggle Wumps, for a circus act; but the birds, led by the Roly Poly bird, have other ideas. Eleven young actors from the Byron Shire, ranging in age from 8 to 17 play the roles of the monkey family, the chorus and the birds. The youth are learning new and exciting theatre skills under the guidance of an experienced crew of theatre practitioners; Sandesh Gibney (director), Mandy Morris (Roly Poly Bird, assistant director), Avikal (Narrator), Linda Rutledge (Mrs Twit), Craig Hearps (Mr Twit) and Iris Ray (Producer) who give of their time and effort for the love of creating theatre for people to enjoy. The show is also graced by the brilliance of local designers Romy Dingle and Kylie Stoddardt who have worked tirelessly to create the set, (which has to be turned upside down), the costumes and the birds. Shows are twice daily, at 11am and 2pm, Wed 14, Thurs 15, Fri 16, January 2009. And Sat 17 show at 2pm only at the Byron Bay Community Centre. Tickets at Santos Byron Bay and Bookshop Mullumbimby. $12 children , $15 adult and $50 family.

Film: Byron All Shorts Northern Rivers Short Film Competition Entry deadline extended to January 7 Expose your film-making skills alongside the best in the world at Flickerfest on the Australia Day weekend, in the inaugural BAS Short Film Comp. Great prizes and recognition to be won. The screening will be held at the Bangalow A&I Hall in conjunction with the Flickerfest screenings, Jan 24 5.30pm, $5/gold coin conc. Get your entry form & more info from



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Make your own shorts In association with Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, iQ Arts & Eco Centre is currently calling for entries for the inaugural ‘Byron All Shorts’ competition 2009. The ‘Byron All Shorts’ competition will celebrate the film making talent in the Northern Rivers region and encourage audiences to experience the many local stories that are produced in the region each year. This competitive local program will screen on the Australia Day long weekend January 23- 25 as part of the Byron Flickerfest three day screenings of the best of the world’s short films. The Byron All Shorts screening will be on Saturday January 24 at Flickerfest at the Bangalow A&I Hall at 5pm with announcement of the winners at the Sunday night Flickerfest screening. Entry forms can be found at www. Entries close on Wednesday!!!

The Cock Returns The peculiar puppeteers of Puppetry of the Penis are celebrating a ‘dickade’ of performing with their new show A Decade of Dick, live at the Ballina RSL on Thursday and at the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday. Born at the 1998 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Puppetry of the Penis was awarded ‘Outright Best Show’ of the festival. The boys ‘Dick Tricks’, a grand repertoire of genital gesticulations, have brought worldwide fame to the two Aussie comedians and contortionists who conceived the idea – Simon Morley and David Friendy. The boys have performed sell-out runs in Sydney and Melbourne, at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival for eight consecutive years, London’s West End, Canada, Germany, USA, Ireland, Scotland, NZ, Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Argentina and Switzerland.

FREESTYLERS Aston Harvey from the Freestylers is holidaying in Byron Bay and will be playing a DJ set at the Great Northern’s Backroom this Friday. It is a one off show for Australia this time ‘round, until the duo, Matt and Aston, hopefully come back to tour with their new album! ‘Looking forward to dropping some new records,’ the ‘Freestyler’ says; and hopefully Aston will spin some tit-bits of the album they’re currently working on. ‘We’re piecing together a kind of “Best Of” album at the moment, so I’ve been writing some new tracks to add to that.’ The Freestylers have become a household name and have sold over half a million records hitting the charts with B’Boy Stance and the top 20 hit Push Up. The Jungle Book sound track was the first record Aston ever bought, ‘I was the original Junglist’ he jokes, but Public Enemy, Afrika Bambaataa and the Beastie Boys had a major influence on Aston too. The Freestylers’ sound mashes a multitude of styles into a unique British concoction. ‘Our sound is pretty raw; raw and very instant. Basically it's like breaks for the masses,

but as we've both got pretty eclectic tastes we bring a whole spectrum of influences from the seventies onwards. Hip hop heads come to see us but so do ravers, reggae fans... it's quite mad really – two funky white boys bringing all these people together.’ Q: What sound is fresh to your ears? A: ‘Feeling a lot of this fidget bass line house stuff with artists like the Crookers and Fake Blood injecting a new flavour into house.’ Q: Dubstep and Grime, spot the difference for us please? A: ‘Dubstep is normally instrumental, that's half the tempo of house or breaks whereas grime is more vocal and more up tempo. I would say it's more associated with the British rap scene and has a definite unique British style to it.’ Q: Has Public Enemy influenced you just musically or also politically? A: ‘I would say only musically. I used to love all the old samples they would use to create their music.’ Q: Were you star struck when you met the Beastie Boys or is your own popularity preventing you from such behavior? A: ‘Yes, when I was a kid they were the only group I ever wanted to meet. I managed to get a photo with Mike D when we did the Big Day Out tour, would've preferred to have been introduced to him properly rather then going up to him and being star struck.’ Q: Do you ever find yourselves compromising new compositions or do you feel that your popularity has given you a free

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Story: Wonder Tales Local storyteller, Jenni CargillStrong is giving two free storytelling performances for families in the coming months. The shows will launch the newly revamped cover for her first award winning kids CD, Wonder Tales of Earth and Sea and is called Molly Whuppie and other wonder tales. Why the change? Well, both Jenni and her partner Max (aka Salty Pete the Pirate) plan to release new CDs in 2009. In preparation, Jenni has chosen a style to use throughout The Storytree Company childrens’ series. Down the track there will be a Storytree boxed set. Jenni will perform stories from Molly Whuppie and other wonder tales and The Mermaid’s Shoes in the new Nature’s Child store for free on Saturday 14 February at 10.30am, 1 Banksia Drive, Byron Industrial Estate.

license to explore a more risky approach? A: ‘I don't feel we compromise, we always try to create something different and because we're influenced by so many styles of music it can be a bit risky sometimes. I think if we're enjoying making and listening to the track in the studio then that's the most important part of the music making process.’ Hosting the night is English label Against the Grain who moved their HQ to Byron Bay early 2008. Aston will be DJing alongside head honcho of the label aka Skool Of Thought who, getting into a hybrid sound of dubstep and breaks, is teaming up with Tayo for a new label called Cool & Deadly, look out! www.superchargedmusic. com If you’re up for some proper fat ‘n’ filth go catch Freestylers’ Ashton this Friday along with Skool Of Thought (UK) and local DJs Ego and Gravy. Get this bargain $35 from or the Great Northern now! Where have all the locals gone? Exodus Cyber Tribal Festival that’s where! Presale tickets to this organic electro performance art event are still available at All Vision & Music, Etnix, Fairy Floss, Liquid Nightclub, Psy-Co, Yamis and Music Bizarre. Greentix will plant a tree for every online ticket purchase and Exodus tickets are printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper, Exodus is part of a never ending story that dances across the land and it’s about time you checked it out!

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senility to infancy. His mother dies in childbirth, his father abandons him at an old people’s nursing home and Queenie, a coloured employee there, finds him and raises him as her son. His soul mate will be Daisy, whom he meets when she is just a child and he a wizened codger, and the story is told in flashbacks from her deathbed, through the pages of Benjamin’s diary. We’re all familiar with the voice-over reading us into the period being charted, but here the device somehow prevents you from being in the present with Benjamin. This detachment is compounded by a performance from Brad Pitt that relies too heavily on his natural charm and beauty (even as a septuagenarian he’s cute), Cate Blanchett’s peculiar unsuitability as a romantic lead and the episodic format. There is stunted Benjamin having a hoot, Lautrec like, in the bordellos of New Orleans, Benjamin going to sea on the tugboat Chelsea (whose cheroot-chewing captain speaks with an incomprehensible Irish brogue), Benjamin being seduced by the English lady when in Europe (an inordinately long segment of little consequence) and (for the Henson/Lolita hanging judges) the elderly Benjamin getting into mischief under the bed with pubescent Daisy. The chronology is registered in Benjamin’s changing physicality – his arrival at the point where he is once again the golden boy picked up hitchhiking by Thelma and Louse is hurtfully nostalgic for anybody of a certain age – but at no time is his psychological state explored. Next to nothing is learnt of his inner world, he being the same Benjamin throughout, veiling his selfawareness as if he were outside of himself, bemused and helpless. Comparisons with ‘Forrest Gump’ are unavoidable, it also coming from the pen of screenwriter Eric Roth. Benjamin rises from his wheelchair to walk just as triumphantly as Forrest bursts out of his callipers, but the comparisons are most valid at the doling out of the movie’s great lesson; instead of Forrest’s irritating mantra that




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‘life is like a box of chocolates…’, we get the whimsical homily of ‘some people were born to …’ Cheese-as-Wisdom is a Hollywood staple, but you fear that director David Fincher has worked against himself in an attempt to be profound. Enchanting but syrupy. ~ John Campbell

a muscle of his face, a delivery style that had me periodically nodding off, only to be wrenched from sleep’s sweet embrace by some explosion or other. And that’s another thing – though the movie was no louder than any other of its type, at about the point where the military is foolishly attempting to disable the giant statue that is boss of the UFO (will those army blokes never learn when they are on a hiding to nothing?), the soundtrack hit a subliminal pitch that caused my ears to ring in

a way that they haven’t since I saw Led Zeppelin at Olympia in the dim mists. John Cleese has wrangled prominent billing as a big star in the credits, but the Minister for Silly Walks appears for only five minutes, pretending to be a genius Nobel laureate who listens to Bach and hits it off with Keanu as they resolve some hitherto unfathomable equation. Why the little black kid who looks destined to grow up to be Andrew Symonds is involved is a mystery. A mish-mash of a dozen similar flicks, it most resembles a souped-up Doctor Who, without the great theme music. That is, pretty hopeless. ~ John Campbell

The Day The Earth Stood Still Some folks, deep down, are content in the knowledge that, no matter what, Earth will keep turning and supporting life. Angst that it won’t cater to our species is not worth a hill of beans. Are conservation and evolution mutually exclusive concepts? Whatever – if the Australian cricket team can fall then so most certainly can homo sapiens [sic]. Keanu Reeves arrives from outer space on a mission to eradicate human beings – ‘if you die, the planet survives.’ A fair call, you’d think, but he hasn’t taken into account the persuasive nature of our gentler sex. Jennifer Connelly is a lecturer in biological sciences at Princeton University. Her expertise is enlisted by top secret US brass to help counter the threat posed by Keanu and the billions of rapacious, selfreplicating metallic insects that will be unleashed from within the shimmering orb that has lobbed in Central Park. (Where else could it possibly land?) It would have made a nice change if the part of the academic responsible for humanity’s fate had gone to a frumpy old boiler and not a svelte young beauty, but that would not have allowed for the weird alien to become sympathetic to her cause. Keanu talks in a slow monotone and, remarkably, manages to never move

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For the entree Judy had carefully wrapped small pears in thinly sliced prosciutto then roasted them in nothing more than a little olive oil. She served them with a soft blue cheese, the sweetness of the fruit and the fattiness of the ham composing their own syrupy dressing. Parcels of food are part of the inventive fun of cooking, offering up as they do the tiny shock of surprise with the disclosure of the treat within. it was possibly the prospect of Christmas with all the gift-wrapping entailed which suggested parcels to Judy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; certainly the pears tasted like gifts, something special and thoughtfully contrived. And while the style of cooking I favour â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the food I prefer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will always remain firmly in the simple uncluttered category (the ingredients speaking for themselves, their integrity shining through rather than messed up with) I love equally the process of culinary creation with all the effort it may involve. Pastry in all its permutations is the obvious wrapping but the problem with pastry is that it consists of frowned-upon calories and gluten. A shame really, because fillo pastry in particular results in food parcels especially divine. I feel I am an expert here: both my sister, who with regularity wheels out at dinner parties her lamb fillo parcels and her chicken fillo parcels, and the man I love who is constantly inventing new and fabulous ways of encapsulating food in fillo ensure that I am kept abreast of this strand of culinary parcelling. The exquisite fineness of fillo pastry with its buttery, ephemeral leaves-for-layers lends itself to perfect wrapping. Rice paper, on the other hand, resolves those dubious issues immediately. Back in my Sydney days I once fancied an oafish surfer; the first date was to be at my flat and I agonised long and hard about what to serve, apart from lots of ice-breaking alcohol. Eventually I came up with the notion of rice paper rolls that we would assemble together, my sole preparation being the finely julienned carrots, the enoki mushrooms, the sprouts and coriander and blanched prawns that I arranged in a row of small bowls. Sheer genius: the two of us sat companionably, amiably

dunking the rice paper discs into warm water then manufacturing our evening meal, tension, shyness and the eventually emerging fact we had nothing in common diffused sweetly in the process. And of course that was dinner, a light and satisfying repast rendered more meaningful by the fact we had whipped it up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wrapped it up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; together. Some vegetables make good wrappings. Vine leaves (not strictly speaking a vegetable, perhaps) are well known most notably in dolmades, those gorgeous oily little parcels of Greek provenance stuffed with rice-bound fillings. Blanched spinach, silverbeet and lettuce can be used as casings for moist interiors. Grilled eggplant and capsicum curled around cheesey, nutty, herby stuffings of ham or chicken or fish creamy with bechamel or ricotta. Thin slices of veal enshrouding spicy sausage, sage leaves, pureed olives, egg and parmesan, a toothpick pertly added to ensure the little parcel will not undo in the pan-frying. There are crepes and there are wonton wrappers. There are piroszki and pelmeni, tortelloni and cappellaci and ravioli. There are banana leaves and there is caul. There is much more than I am doing justice to here â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but there is also this quite extraordinary recipe, taken from a 17th century book on home economics by Italian Vincenzo Tanara, for anyone who might have access to a couple of pigsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bladders. LARGE HARD-BOILED EGGS â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;An egg as big as the head of a man may be made in this manner. Separate the yolks from the whites of twenty five eggs, and beat the yolks well with a whisk, one at a time. The wellbeaten yolks are put into pigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bladder; the bladder is sealed and immersed in a boiler full of boiling water until the yolks are quite firm. This great hard-boiled yolk is then removed from the bladder and placed in another much larger one, which already contains the stiffly beaten whites of the eggs, and this is then sealed, taking care that the yolk is well covered by the whites. The bladder is tied up with string and dangled in the boiling water until the eggwhite hardens; then this last bladder is finally removed, leaving a huge hard-boiled egg.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;



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ST ELMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON FIRE Sarah and Ben Musu of Bayleaf Cafe in Byron Bay are about to open an exciting venture in the new development behind the Hotel Great Northern. Their original plans for a Suffolk Park eatery fell through late last year due to car parking issues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but this new site promises much more, with a kitchen opening out on to Lawson Lane, Fletcher Street frontage and a rear deck which backs on to the swimming pool. The proposed name is St Elmo and it is to be a European-style bistro with a menu which offers shared plates alongside individual dishes. The fit-out has commenced and they hope to be up and running by the end of February.

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‘Log On’ for safety in the shire’s waters Land locked local shines at Seacliff Every year NSW volunteer marine rescue organisations go to the assistance of up to 2,000 boats carrying between 4,000 and 5,000 mums, dads and kids who need some kind of help on the water. This ranges from the relatively simple such as running out of fuel, to the extremely serious like a fire or sinking boat. Smart Skippers can reduce the risk to themselves, their friends and families when they go boating, with the Volunteer Marine Rescue Safety Net. The most important principle of the Safety Net is to ensure the volunteers know you’re out on the water for the day. You do this by using your marine radio to “Log On” with your local volunteer marine rescue base when you leave for your trip, whether it’s a quiet cruise up a lazy river or a run out to the offshore fishing grounds. There are 56 radio bases on the NSW coast, several thousand trained men and women and proven boating safety procedures ready to help keep every skipper and boat in the marine rescue Safety Net. Locally we have two groups who provide this service; the Cape

Byron Coastal Patrol and the Brunswick Valley Rescue’s Marine Radio Base. When you call in to ‘Log On’ the patrol radio operator will take some key details of your boat and your trip, including when you expect to return. Then when you return, you simply radio in again and LogOff after a good day out. This is what happens most of the time, but if something goes wrong, the volunteer marine rescue Safety Net means that someone responsible knows you should be back and will begin to take steps to locate you. Deputy Tower Coordinator for the Brunswick Heads Valley Rescue Marine Radio Base Penny Fuller, says that skippers can pre-register at the tower or by phone. ‘We currently have about 300 vessels registered permanently and we receive many short term registrations over summer,’ says Penny. ‘People can pre-register by phone or visit us at the tower between 6am and 5pm. It only takes a few minutes and this saves us a lot of time later on. We simply need the boat registration, a head count on the vessel, an on board mobile contact, a shore

contact and an estimate of the return time. It is important for safety that we have these few details. Already since Christmas we have had to assist a few boats.’ Division Commander for the Cape Byron Coastal Patrol Pete Stynes, says that many types of vessels register. ‘The local fishermen and kayak schools let us know when they are heading out,’ says Pete. ‘We keep in touch with boats that anchor in the Bay overnight and many passing boats check in with us as a point of contact and to find out about weather conditions.’ Pete also says it is important to check and upgrade all safety gear. ‘Make sure life jackets and all communication devices are working well before you leave shore and let someone know you are going out.’ For more information about local services or how to register visit: or and follow the links. You can contact the Byron patrol on 6680 8417 and Brunswick on 6685 0148 and VHF22. Both of the local services monitor channel 88 on the 27MHz band and VHF73.

Land locked local Duncan Dey sailed his boat ‘in a frenzy’ to 5th place in the 2008-09 NS14 NationalChampionships held over New Year at Brighton Seacliff Yacht Club, Adelaide. The Mullumbimby sailor had an eventful trip to the south coast and pre-race luck didn’t seem to be on Duncan’s side as his car blew a water pump at Hay midway to Adelaide and he lost 30 hours repairing it, meaning a late arrival for the first race at Seacliff. Fortunately the overall race tally counts only 7 of the nine events and he could shine for the remaining races.

Duncan’s regular crew couldn’t make the regatta so Daniel Hawke from Sydney stepped into the vacancy, a tough call as he and Duncan hadn’t sailed together before Race 2. Duncan had a great time at the event and enjoyed the full on sailing. ‘Our best results were two second places on Race 5,’ said Duncan. ‘Unfortunately we infringed another boat during one of those two races and were disqualified from that race. That put us in a “no fuses left in the drawer” situation and we had to behave for the last three races.’

Bruns Valley Rescue golf day

Keeping watch: Brunswick Valley Rescue Squad marine radio operator Don McCollum keeps his eyes and ears open in the Marine Tower at the entrance to the Brunswick River. Photo Tree Faerie

Peter Laverty is again hosting a golf day at Mullumbimby Golf Club on Saturday with all profits going to the Brunswick Valley Rescue Squad. This is the 5th year the event has been staged, growing every year and will this year for the first time include some great sporting memorabilia donated to the cause, which will be sold at a live auction from December 30 to January 17. The live auction will be staged at Mullumbimby Golf Club and the public are invited to participate.

Some of the items for auction are sports memorabilia including a Peter Brock Panoramic photo, a 1996 Manly Celebration photo signed by Cliff Lyons, a 1981 Parramatta Celebration signed by Brett Kenny, the Legendary 1969 Balmain team photo, a Karrie Webb signed photo, and a limited edition Angels live photo signed by the original five band members just to name a few. For more info about the golf day or the live auction items, phone Matthew, 0418 161 199 or 6684 2398 for details.

Henderson, B Lamont, J Wright, R Lewis, S Compton. 31/12: T Hillard, H Simmons, A Everingham; r/up J Daniels and team. 1/1: P Lofts, J Brooker; r/up R Hendo, B Lamont. 3/1: R Brecko, S Compton, B Macaulay. Byron Bay Women Bowls resume on 20/1 with a Quarterly Meeting at 9.30am, social bowls will follow. Lennox Head Men 23/12 Triples: M Papas, P Wilson, C Ulrick (w) 24 d G Hayes, B McRae, C Skennar 10; J Burrows, G Maloney, P Blair (r/up) 28 d B Lynch, T Morton, D Taylor (snr) 14; K Pick, B Rother, P Power, B Earle 33 d H Neil, F Alcoat, B Lawless, L Christian (cons) 10. 27/12 Social: J Smith, P Wilson, N Wilson (w) 19 d A Pepper, G Lightfoot, L Martin 10; D Hall, B Bateman (r/up) 21 d J/M Anderson 17; M Berger, F Allcoat, M Daley 27 d H Neill, W Hampson, J Clark (cons) 14. 30/12 Triples: J Robinson, D Taylor (jnr), G Bowden, I Kemp (w) 25 d B Perkins, N Gregor, P Tressider, M Daley (cons) 16; M Paps, P Wilson, R Orme, C Ulrick (r/up) 34 d B Lynch, M Knott, R Reid, D Taylor (snr)9. 2/1 Mixed: M Berger, B Lynch, G Lightfoot (w) 26 d D Lynch, S/G Grady 21; N Cotter, E Steele, P Blair (r/up) 35 d S O’Rourke, C Shearman, B O’Rourke 13; M Papas, P Wilson, C Ulrick 35 d D Papas, G Hayes, B Westworth (cons) 9. 3/1 Social: A Pepper, S Costigan, C Skennar (w) 21 d G Carter, B Schweitzer, D Taylor (snr); B Westworth,

Springle; r/up G Wall, S Lee, M Kimber. DARTS Brunswick Valley AGM for 2009 will be held on Monday 19/1 at Mullum Ex Services Club starting 7.15pm, all welcome. The BVDC is seeking Individuals or Teams interested in playing darts, ph Jaimee on 6688 4350. GOLF Mullumbimby Men 31/12 Stab: B Neate 43; r/up G Childs 42. NTP: M Mohler. 3/1 Monthly Medal: A Grade W Ferrier 64; r/up D Walton 65; B Grade D Mills 68; r/up J Cullen 69.; C Grade J Butturini 61; r/up R Lynn 66. NTP: 5th R Johnston, 9th J Stokes, 12th R Treweek, 17th T Batson. Ocean Shores Men 24/12 Stab: J Hollingworth 42pts c/b; r/ up T Pratt 42pts c/b; G Player 42pts c/b. Ocean Shores Ladies 23/12 Stab: J Gray 38; r/up J Neate 36; Vouchers to 31 c/b. 27/12 Stab: S Brady 39; r/up B Allan 38; Vouchers to 35. Handicap Breaks: S Brady 30 to 28; J Hoffman 23 to 22; B Allan 31 to 30. 30/12 Stab: S Dixon 38 c/b; r/up R Moller 38; Vouchers to 33 c/b. Handicap Break: S Dixon 19 to 18. 3/1 Stab: F Crowder 36 c/b; r/up K Howard 36 c/b; Vouchers to 35; NTP K Howard 15 cm. SURF LIFE SAVING Brunswick 11/1 Mufti Bowls Fundraiser at Brunswick Heads Bowling Club, starts at 10am. All welcome.

SWIMMING Mullumbimby 29/11 Alstonville: Jake Musgrave 14 yrs 1st 50m Backstroke, Breastroke, Butterfly; 2nd 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly and 200IM. Maddison Dwight swam well. 6/12 Lismore: Tristan Ludlow 11 yrs 1st 50m backstroke, 2nd 50m freestyle, butterfly, 100m backstroke, 100 butterfly, 3rd 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly. Jake Musgrave 14 yrs 1st 50m butterfly, 2nd 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and Breastroke. Alana Frazier, Abbey Lang and Nicholas Frazier swam well. TENNIS Mullumbimby New comp start end of Jan, ring Greg on 0427 788 773. Saturday Mixed Social Tennis: new time for the summer holidays 3pm till 6.30pm, everyone welcome. Membership not required. Riverside Tuesday Ladies Annual awards: Highest Monthly Score; A Gr M Allan, M Arnon; A Res N Williams; Club Member of the Year; O Waterfall. The group plays through the holidays, new members very welcome. For info ring Barbara on 6684 1211. SLSC PATROLS Brunswick Patrols: Sat 10/1 No.4 K Smith, G Arthur, T Currie, A Russell, C Rogan, R Rogan, V McRae, R Smith, J Arthur. Sun 11/1 No.5 G Carey, G White, S Condie, W Carey, N Carey, L Frazier, B Martin, G Carey.

SPORTS RESULTS BOWLS Brunswick Heads Men 24/12 S/S Triples: C Jensen, V Caldwell, B Montgomery (Ham w); r/up P Brassington, D Croft, G Rendell; J Rittway, F Marks, D Maundrell. 26/12 S/S Jackpot Pairs: B/T Pollard; r/up N Condon, D Bartholomew; Jackpots, not won. 27/12 Club/S Pairs/Triples: D Wyborn, V Caldwell; r/up D Tune, S Tonkin, R Tonkin; Lucky losers: T Hughes, J Lawlor. 28/12 Bantams mufti bowls/ breakfast: C Batchelor, R Bryer, G Rendell; r/up B Howell, B Hay; Louies Prize Judy, Stumpy. 31/12 Paddle Pop Triples: L Torresi, C Mackay, G Rendell; r/up P Brassington, B Congdon, J Essex; M Lofley, S Brecard, R Barnes. 2/1 S/S Jackpot Pairs: E/B ODonnell; r/up J Winter, M Hogan; Jackpots, not won. 3/1 Club/S Pairs/Triples: L Campbell, D Maundrell; r/up T Rynehart, B Montgomery. 4/1 2 bowl pairs: P/E Boyter; r/up P Jenkins, W Weston, K Royal; Louies prize: M Lofley, M Petrou. This week: Wed S/S Triples 1pm (If washed out transferred to Thurs; Fri S/S Jackpot Pairs, Men, Women or Mixed 3pm, Jackpot $241; Sat Fish n Chips 2 bowl triples 10am; Sun 2 bowl pairs 10am. Noms for Club 4s close 9/1; Noms for Versatile 4s on 24/1, now open. Byron Bay Men Club 4s C’ships begin on 7/2. Names are on board, please check. 17/12 and 27/12: R Orth, B Lewis, J Brooker, H Simmons, R

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D Hambly, J Bowen (r/up) 23 d F Allcoat, B Saric, J Dudgeon 13. 4/1 Mixed: N Cotter, F/B Reid (w) 46 d M McDonald, N/W Hampsen 9; .J Smith, G Maloney, O Stobart (r/up) 28 d G Hayes, J Bowen, K McGuire 21; D/M Papas, M Hanaway 30 d S Skennar, A/T Morton (cons) 18. Mullumbimby Ex Services Men 24/12 Social: E Galliger, S Purdie, F Buckley 33 d M Jacobi, P Gower, A Johnstone 8; L Boyter, J Canabou, L Henry 29 d S Taylor, R Fenwick, P Jones 14; B Dorsman, A Pyzer, T Johnston 27 d T Riches, M Thorne, A Bartlett 12; J Coaksey, G Condie 28 d T Henry, J McKay 16; T Fenwick, P McDonald 19 d S Brecard, J Estreich 18. Cock o’ Walk: M Thorne d J Canabou. 27/12 Social: H McKenna, C McClymont, B McClymont 23 d J/T/L Henry 11; J Canabou, J Gurr, P Jones 22 d P Gower, B Dorsman, S Dettman 17; M Thorne, S Brecard, G Condie 23 d R Kidby, T Fenwick, T Johnston 19. 31/12 Social: J Scott, S Purdie, F Buckley 29 d D Ottery, A Bartlett, B Coleman 15; N Newton, P Jones, T Johnston 25 d D Henry, A Pyzer, B Gibson 13; T/G/L Henry 21 d L Boyter, R Kidby, N James 20; K Mulcahy, R Day 22 d P Gower, G Condie 15; R/T Fenwick 32 d J Canabou, J Estreich 17. 3/1 Social: T Riches, G Naoum, J McKay 18 d R Kidby, P Gower, R Philps 13; G/T/L Henry 23 d R/T Fenwick, S Purdie 19; R Ford, B McClymont 23 d J Canabou, N James 18. Ocean Shores Men 29/12 S/S Triples: C Lee, J Sullivan, W

Cresting a swell on the only ‘wild’ day, Duncan Dey and Daniel Hawke sail their boat 1945 ‘in a frenzy’ windward neck and neck with the NS-14 vessel 1899 Garry Bellamy during Race 4 of the Seacliff event in Adelaide.

MONTHLY MARKETS 1st 1st 1st 1st


Bruns Heads 6684 4437 Murwillumbah 0417 759 777 Byron Bay 6680 9703 Lismore Car Boot 6628 7333

2nd SUN The Channon 2nd SUN Lennox Head 2nd SUN Alstonville 3rd SAT 3rd SAT 3rd SUN 3rd SUN 3rd SUN 3rd SUN

6688 6433 6672 2874 6628 1568

Mullumbimby 6684 3370 Murwillumbah 0417 759 777 Uki 6679 9026 Nimbin 6689 0000 Lismore Car Boot 6628 7333 Ballina 6687 4328

4th SUN Bangalow

6687 1911

5th SUN Nimbin

6689 0000

SATURDAYS Byron Artisan Market 6-10pm 6685 7777

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

Byron Bay Camping & Disposals For Rossi, Blundstone, Uggs and tents Phone: 6685 8085

TIDE TIMES PHASES OF THE MOON First Quarter 3rd Feb 9.13 am Aquarius Full Moon 10th Feb 12.49 am Last Quarter 17th Feb 7.37 am New Moon 25th Feb 11.35 am WED High 5.14 am 7th 5.47 pm Low 11.56 am 11.29 pm THU High 6.13 am 8th 6.56 pm Low 1.03 pm

1.6 1.2 0.5 0.4 1.7 1.2 0.3

Sunrise 5.55 am Sunset 7.48 pm Moonrise 3.45 pm Moonset 1.28 am Sunrise 5.53 am Sunset 7.48 pm Moonrise 4.55 pm Moonset 2.16 am FRI High 7.11 am 1.8 Sunrise 5.57 am 9th 7.58 pm 1.2 Sunset 7.48 pm Low 12.31 am 0.4 Moonrise 6.04 pm 2.02 pm 0.2 Moonset 3.14 am SAT High 8.06 am 1.9 Sunrise 5.58 am 10th 8.54 pm 1.3 Sunset 7.48 pm Low 1.30 am 0.4 Moonrise 7.07 pm 2.57 pm 0.1 Moonset 4.20 am 5.56 am SUN High 9.00 am 2.0 Sunrise 11th 9.47 pm 1.4 Sunset 8.09 pm Low 2.27 am 0.3 Moonrise 8.24 pm 3.49 pm 0.7 Moonset 5.28 am MON High 9.52 am 2.0 Sunrise 5.59 am 12th 10.37 pm 1.4 Sunset 7.48 pm Low 3.21 am 0.3 Moonrise 8.48 pm 3.49 pm 0.1 Moonset 6.46 am TUE High 10.42 am 2.0 Sunrise 6.00 am 13th 11.26 pm 1.4 Sunset 7.48 pm Low 4.15 am 0.3 Moonrise 9.28 pm 5.25 pm 0.1 Moonset 7.57 am Eastern Standard Time. Heights in metres. Courtesy of NSW Tide Charts, Manly Hydraulics Laboratory, NSW Dept of Commerce – Brunswick Heads +6 min; Byron Bay -9 min; Billinudgel, Marshalls Creek +3 hr 55 min; Mullumbimby +1 hr 10 min

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ALL ELECTRICAL WORK Including solar and metering. Lic EC31722 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Syd 0400 629577

Wall Tiling, Building Maintenance Phil and Linda Guy Ph 6684 6930 s0418 255 599 Lic No. 55115C

COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0439 624945 or 66804173 CURTIS ELECTRICAL 24 hour service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all Byron Shire. Lic 79065C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0427 402399 GOTCHA WIRED Peter Kendall Electrical Contractors Lic 61439C . . . . . . . 0427 611832 or 66855422

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RONNIE SPINKS Everything electrical Lic 27673 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0429 802355 SMALL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; URGENT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EMERGENCY JOBS ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0427 402399





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BEDNARZ, H & W, FENCING Specialise in pool, colourbond & timber fencing . . . . . . . . . 0417 491136 BYRON & BEYOND FENCING Any fence, any time, prompt quotes . . . . . 66804766 or 0416 424256


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NATURAL OIL FINISH Beautiful, durable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Painted Earth 66857522

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BAREFOOT BUILDING DESIGN New Homes & additions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Acton 0407 787993 DAVID ROBINSON DRAFTING Renovation, design & plans . . . . . . . . . . 0419 880048 or 66858114


EXPANDESIGN Houses & renovations. Alok Eggenberger . . . . . .66847180 GARDEN DESIGN, FENG SHUI . Lyn 0428 884329 or 66857756 SPACE STUDIO Bespoke designs for buildings and interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66809921

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'!4%3 ALL STEEL GATES Automatic sliding gate specialist, free quotes . . . . 0414 648324 or 0404 281028

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'544%2).' GUTTER CLEANING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GUTTER GUARD INSTALLATION . . Phone Stuart 0412 495750 or 66872753 SPOTLESS GUTTER CLEANING Free quotes, fully insured . . . . . . . . . . . . 0405 922839 or 66850125

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Service Directory INTERIOR DESIGN



KATE PLATT Interior Designs, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0411 888416 or 66807606 BILL CONNORS Plumber & drainer Gold Lic No L1051 CA 1221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66801403 SPACE STUDIO Bespoke designs for buildings and interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66809921 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

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Architectural & Landscape Lighting Specialists Free onsite consultancy service

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Unit 5, 21-23 Tasman Way, Byron Bay Arts & Ind. Est. (02) 6680 7007

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


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


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ANTENNA & INSTALLATION ANTENNA EXPERT Fast service guaranteed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0401 190960 BRUNSWICK TV SERVICE 30 years. Byron Shire. Bill Sked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66851778 ROB DEEGAN Antennas, parts, installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0429 994516 OR 6684 5525


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Call us ďŹ rst â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fast service


0421 538 567

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


6685 1018 or 0413 666 267

ALL WORK GUARANTEED Domestic & Commercial

Friendly & Clean

Lic. 8908

Bruce Timbs

Lic 184464C


LIC NO. 5425


â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALL AREAS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Call Richard 6685 4265



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6684 2474 0427 842 474


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CLEANING ALL BYRON SHIRE CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0429 853767 AMORE CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66807721 or 0429 726999 QUALITY HOUSEKEEPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie 0410 799686 RICHIEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S House clean, window, bond clean, furn + rubbish removal . . . . . 0422 407997 or 66876574 WINDOW CLEANING Professional work. Free quotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve 0421 797210


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Call Charlie (free quote) 0413 100 866


Sustainable environmental outcomes Drainage, GasďŹ tting & Plumbing 6680 2358 / / 0407 439 805




BAYWATER POOLS PTY LTD Design, construction. Lic 206487C . . . . . . . 66843489 or 0419 479921



Mullumbimby Pools Shop WATER TESTING and all your needs and all you need to know POOL SERVICE & CONSTRUCTION -ONDAY 7EDNESDAY &RIDAY 3ATURDAYMORNINGS 0HONE 6684 4846 Mob. 0418 666 839 12 Smith St, Mullumbimby Ind. Est. Lic. 39126

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0413 034 725

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Compulsive About Cleaning Professional Pristine & Polite cleaning services

cleans Spring cleans One-off cleans CHEMICALRegular Pre-sale Bond cleans Home detailing FREE CLEANING 0488 063 828 Fully insured, police checked

Daylight Gardening Service Horticulturists available for all your gardening needs. Fully insured. Phone Don 0400 804 270


DOVEDALE FARM Crane trucks 8.5 & 3.6m Dump truck 4x4 tipper Afron cherry picker Farm tractor & implements

P. 6688 4266


Log splitter P.T.O cement mixer Compressors Excavator Air pruners & lots more

M. 0407 176 086


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TENDER LOVING CARE Specialising in household carpet cleaning Speedy Drying

Kevin & Margaret Bower

(02) 6684 1001

effective design â&#x20AC;˘ on site Qs answered & more





We repair Hi-Fis, CDs, Microwaves


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APPLIANCE REPAIRS - BYRON SHIRE VACUUMS - BLENDERS - HEATERS - COFFEE MACHINES Warranty Agents - Service Repairs - Phone order spare parts Domestic & Commercial - HOT WATER & STOVE REPAIRS/SPARES

POWER & AIR TOOL REPAIRS 22A Tincongan St Mullumbimby ph

6684 4514


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Diane Hart 6684 1956 YOUR GARDEN DOCTOR Diane Hart 6684 1956 YOUR GARDEN DOCTOR horticulturist and permaculture designer

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES MULLUMBIMBY APPLIANCE SERVICE Byron Shire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0408 851633 or 66842952 N.J. ELECTRONICS 28 yrs exp. TV, video, audio repairs . . . . . . Call Nestor 0410 532528 or 66843622

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

â&#x20AC;˘ no-dig gardens â&#x20AC;˘ pactical â&#x20AC;˘ vegies & fruit soil tests â&#x20AC;˘ vegies â&#x20AC;˘ pruningdemos â&#x20AC;˘ practical demos â&#x20AC;˘cost soilcutting tests â&#x20AC;˘ advice propagation â&#x20AC;˘ garden tonics â&#x20AC;˘control natural â&#x20AC;˘ natural pest & disease pest & disease control â&#x20AC;˘ pruning â&#x20AC;˘ cost cutting tips garden tonics â&#x20AC;˘ propagation â&#x20AC;˘ no-dig gardens â&#x20AC;˘ effective design â&#x20AC;˘ onsite Qs answered & more

Byron Shire


LANDSCAPING & EXCAVATION A NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65HP chain trencher and mini excavator . . . . . . . . 0402 716857 BLUESCAPES Bobcat & 3 tonne excavator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0410 406334 LANDSCAPE DESIGN Richard Maguire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0409 927790 SHIREWIDE LANDSCAPING Ocean Shores Local. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66804480 or 0409 159699

Organic Gardening Consultants Certified Organic Garden Supplies

Organic Garden Design & Construction

ph. 02 6687 4473

mob. 0424 277 084

Peter McDonald Fencing & Farm Maintenance

sFencing sSlashing sStockyard Building s4WD 4 in 1 Bucket sPost & Rail Fences

AAA ACTION GARDENERS For all your garden needs, treelopping & chipping . . . . . . . . . . .66847775 ABOUT BYRON SHIRE Mowing, gardening, rubbish removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark 0421 932945 ABSOLUTE ALL MOWING, garden maintenance & rubbish removal Michael . 0424 946226 or 66855202 All areas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no job too small BLADES OF GLORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0406 673576 or 0400 434188 BLUEGUM LANDCARE Mowing, gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam 0434 244224 or 66844730 BONNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LAWNMOWING Property Maintenance A1 Job Every Time . . . . . . . . . . . Pete 0418 562414 CHOPPY CHOP TREE SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66846650 or 0408 202184 UĂ&#x160;,Ă&#x2022;LLÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iÂ&#x201C;Â&#x153;Ă&#x203A;>Â? GARDEN WARRIOR Passionate lawn & garden care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul 0431 331810 UĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;VÂ?i>Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} GOLDEN HANDS Lawnmowing & maintenance services. Ocean Shores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66805456 UĂ&#x160;7Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;ÂŤÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;ÂŤÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} UĂ&#x160;"``Ă&#x160;Â?Â&#x153;LĂ&#x192; GROWING THINGS GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Honest & reliable. Dave 0404 492927 or 66291635 UĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;`iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} UĂ&#x160;19Ă&#x160; -1,

GUTTERS CLEANED All areas, free quotes, fully insured . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66850125 or 0405 922839 UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â?VÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} LANDSCAPE DESIGN Richard Maguire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0409 927790 LAWN MOWING & MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John 0403 694462 LAWN MOWING + YARD MAINTENANCE Odd jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66843426 GAS FITTERS & SUPPLIERS Ride on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Peter 0423 756394 NORTHERN RIVERS MOWING & GARDEN MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . 66337173 or 0427 331255 BRUNSWICK VALLEY GAS SUPPLY. FREE DELIVERY, NO RENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66801575 TREE & PALM LOPPING Felling, rubbish removal, fully insured, free quotes . . . . . . . . . . 0405 620261 FEDERAL ELGAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66212743 or 66884000

6684 2440 / 0415 838979


â&#x20AC;˘ 1.5t, 6t & 12t Excavators â&#x20AC;˘ Bobcat â&#x20AC;˘ Grader â&#x20AC;˘ Post Hole Borers

â&#x20AC;˘ Compaction roller â&#x20AC;˘ Rock hammer â&#x20AC;˘ All building works â&#x20AC;˘ Bush clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Dams â&#x20AC;˘ Road construction â&#x20AC;˘ House, tank and site levelling â&#x20AC;˘ All general earthmoving Nick

0421 626 015




P. 6688 4266 M. 0407 176 086





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


04 2199 9062

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6680 5471


MULLUMBIMBY GAS WORKS Service & installation. Lic No L11487 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66842171

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A RELIABLE MAN for all jobs, handyman, man with ute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0427 172684


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A TALL STRONG HANDYMAN /gardener/lawnmower with ute. . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew 0417 680225

0422 798 013 or 6684 6693 ABN 77177499472

A TO Z HANDYMAN SERVICES Jack of All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andre 66847553 or 0439 495 247


6687 4016 0402 863 207

A1 BUILDING MAINTENANCE, renovations, household repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Simon 0411 889221 CALL A HUBBY for all your little odd jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ami 0421 347320 CAPE BYRON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Tom Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66840386 or 0418 600576 GOLDEN HANDS Experienced, reliable handyman for all jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66805456 HANDY & MORE repair, build, garden and cleanups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66802518 or 0413 721410 HANDYMAN with 25 years carpentry experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66840227 HOME RENOS & repairs, concrete acid etching & design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Adam 0432 608100 RELIABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael 66844970 or 0405 325569 SW MAINTENANCE Carpentry to highest standard. 20 years experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66844960


For all your local handyman services Prompt service. Free quotes. All areas. No Job too small.

Garden & Property Maintenance Mowing/ ride-on Brush cutting Landscaping Garden restoration Mulching Weed control Rubbish removal Pressure cleaning Servicing the Byron Shire & beyond. Fully insured. ABN Sam Plummer 0422 141 798 89078981980

0424 982 935 HIRE

BYRON WEDDING & PARTY HIRE . . . . . . . 66855483 BYRON MINI BUS HIRE & CHARTER Great for theme parties, shopping trips, etc . . . . . 0439 865544 MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66843003 TRUCK WITH CRANE & GENERAL CARRIER Large & small lift & carry jobs . . . . . . . . . . . .66846789

Forest Edge Design WATER harvesting - earthworks management SOIL rehabilitation - organic farming VEGETATION establishment - regeneration â&#x20AC;˘ property design for sustainable agriculture â&#x20AC;˘ permaculture consultant Alexander Page-de Mars

0432 401 461



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

Landscaping & Excavation continued on next page

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Service Directory LANDSCAPING & EXCAVATION (continued)



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

Ian Mathison 0428 842 285 AH 6684 2285 Servicing the Byron Shire and beyond

phone 66801158 or 0408 004719

BUSINESS & OFFICE SERVICES ACCOUNTANTS ACCOUNTANT Paul Mayberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66847415 ADAM & FIONA TODD Business, accounting and taxation practitioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0414 760067 BIZWIZZ Professional & mobile â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MYOB & Quickbooks, . . . . . . . . . 0400 758192 BOOKKEEPING Accounts, BAS, GST, training. Call out service, cheap rates . . . . . . . .Eddy 0421 971807 BOOKKEEPING, MYOB Barbara Stander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66857721 GRIFFITH & PETERSEN Bookkeepers. 9am-4pm. Shop 4/108 Stuart St, Mullumbimby . . . . .66846190 HUDSON MANAGEMENT SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66872960

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3 Centennial Cct A&I Estate Byron Bay 6685 5808

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 CRANIOSACRAL BALANCING Najma Ahern. Practitioner, tutor and trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . .66846444 MULLUM HOMEOPATHY Christina (Ina) Buhse registered classical Homeopath. . . . . . . . . .66841028 MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Massage, 79 Stuart St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66843002 MULLUMBIMBY MEDICAL CENTRE 60 Stuart St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66841511 REMEDIAL MASSAGE CLINIC Treating pain and chronic conditions. . . . . . . Matt Stott 0407 760103 REMEDIAL MASSAGE Neil Eadsforth, specific treatents for pain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mullum. . . . . . . . . . . . . .66846542


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

PHYSIOTHERAPY ANTHONY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St. .66853511 BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Craniosacral, Massage, Pilates & Acupuncture. Libbie Nelson, Renata Tenta, Petra Karni, Clare Connolly. Lot 1, Ballina Road, Bangalow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66872330 CLAUDIA MIRDITA Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, physio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66857222 CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel. 3/10 Station Street, Bangalow . . . . . . . . . . . .66872337 PETRA KARNI Craniosacral, Alexander Technique, physio. 55 Shirley St, Byron . . . . . . . . . 0403 226858 NICK EDMOND, MARTINA RIGBY Physiotherapy, acupuncture & craniosacral therapy

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ALL MECHANICAL REPAIRS at Byron Bay Motor Wreckers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66856685 BILLINUDGEL TYRES & BATTERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66802366 CAR BODIES REMOVED Any condition, for quote phone Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0427 660641


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BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66851264 BYRON DENTAL SURGERY Mercury-free restorations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66807774 BYRON BAY VET CLINIC 1/70 Centennial Cct. Rowen Trevor-Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66856899 MULLUMBIMBY DENTAL CENTRE 100 Stuart St, Mullumbimby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66842644 MULLUMBIMBY VET CLINIC Neil Farquhar & Dr Richard Gregory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66843818

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Classified Ads INDEX Birthdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Boats & Marine . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Businesses For Sale . . . . . . . 45 Bus Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Childcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Clothing & Alterations . . . . . . 43 Commercial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Death Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 For Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Garage Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Halls For Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Health Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Holiday Accommodation . . . . 45 House Sit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 House Swap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Houses For Sale . . . . . . . . . . 45 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Land For Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Lost & Found . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Motor Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Musical Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Only Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Positions Vacant . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Property For Sale . . . . . . . . . . 45 Public Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Relocatable Homes . . . . . . . . 45 Share Accommodation . . . . . 45 Short Term Accommodation . 45 Social Escorts . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 To Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 To Let . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tractor Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tradework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Tree Lopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Wanted To Rent . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Work Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46



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

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

DEADLINE 12pm Monday for display ads

$4.00 for each extra line

1pm Monday for line ads

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

Account enquiries phone 6685 5222

FOR CLASSIFIEDS THAT WORK ALL WEEK PHOTOS All photos handled by The Echo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all care & no responsibility taken. SUBSCRIBE TO THE ECHO If you want to be sure of your copy each week, or if you have a friend whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to have a subscription, why not send them one? $35 per quarter or $125 per year, post incl. Write to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Echoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6 Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby 2482 including payment in advance.

Seasons Greetings Miltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 400th The Rug Shop Bangalow


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


via clairaudient Shelley Neller. Phone 66853587 MULLUMBIMBY SOUP KITCHEN Neighbourhood Centre, Dalley Street, Wednesday 5pm. 66841816


Chicchan & Raym Richards 66841100 MASTER OF CEREMONIES Matt Towner 0414185976


Exploring Drawing

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


Starts Jan, Byron CBD. Ph 0408833988 ARE you a foreigner or a local involved in a car crash in NSW with a foreigner. If so, please contact

Weds 9.30 - 12pm Mullum Drill Hall cost $15/$20. 0424325608

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

PUBLIC NOTICES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CLASSIFIEDS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Can be booked any time during business hours Monday to Friday by phoning 66841777. Please be very clear about what you want to have printed in your ad. Our Echo staff will read your ad back to you. Please help us by making sure we have correct details and phone numbers. Please also have your credit card ready for ALL ads placed over the telephone.



Audrey Fisher Celebrant - 0414720081

DEREK HARPER 66803032. MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;SLINE SUPPORT COUNSELLORS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Willing to listen. Ph 66222240 7pm-11pm every night.

LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD Free consultation. SANDRO 66805002

6685 6566

31A Fletcher Street, Byron Bay Phone 0417 029 814 OPEN 7 DAYS




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Circus Arts on-line vouchers for a unique gift



Holiday Circus Workshops All ages Flying Trapeze From Saturday 27 Dec


AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE INTENSIVE with 3 teachers from Senegal, W Africa @ Lake Ainsworth, 23 - 25 Jan. Everything included. Ph 66857927 or 0411843384

OSHO BORN AGAIN Meditative therapy, Skinners Shoot Jan 13 - 20 For details: http://byronbornagain.

Susan Allen CMCAPA PACFA Reg. Ph 66802805

JOE HOPF & LESLEY VEALE Exp teachers, Aust Swim accredited Mooyabil Farm, Left Bank Road Mullumbimby Creek. 66842262

TANTRIC SACRED RELATIONSHIPS Intimacy Trainings - with Toni De Marco Express feelings without fear; heart communication; increase orgasmic pleasure; deepen relationships. No experience necessary; Participatory singles & couples. Go. Co (Eagle Hhts) 4 day retreat 2326/1; Previews: Bangalow Starlight Fest, 11/1 12-2pm & Gold Coast HH&S Expo 17/1, 3.15-4.15pm Free intros, venues/details 0450166226

02 6685 5220 â&#x20AC;˘ 0408 067 635

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT 66844559 0422383151


RUBY TUESDAYS FIRE lead by Parissa Bouas starts Tues 27th Jan. Bookings ess, join now. 0421330766

Editing â&#x20AC;˘ Design â&#x20AC;˘ Marketing â&#x20AC;˘ Author Rep


JEWELLERY & METAL COLLECTIVE An eclectic range of locally hand-made jewellery and more at studio prices. Meet the makers 7 days, 10am - 5pm 1/4 Ti Tree Place, Byron A & I Estate.

DRY CLEANING now available at Mullum Wash House 7.30am-1pm. 0439001545

Birth Your Dream Book!


ACTING CLASSES with Play Biz - Byron, Bangalow, Clunes Enrolling now for 2009. 0422773385

Blue Moon Publishing



African Drumming Thurs 6.30pm-8.30pm, Ewingsdale Hall Phone 0402678220

Circus Arts Byron Entertainment Centre 17 Centennial Circuit Byron Arts and Industry Park


Stop smoking, drinking, gambling, reduce weight, get ďŹ t, etc, easily and quickly... Hypnotherapy works! Ask about our Special January rate!

Colleen 0410 635 367

URGENT VOLUNTEERS Pets for Life Animal Shelter Inc. at Billinudgel are seeking committed volunteers to assist with the care of our 17 kittens and 4 adult cats especially for Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon shifts. Please ph Jean on

6619 1787 or 0411 032 905 if you can help.

Saturday evenings 6pm-10pm Railway Park, Jonson Street, Byron Bay Market enquiries 6685 7777 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

Angry Residents Knocking As residents, the Council is here to serve us. Do you feel you have been harassed or victimised by Council? Send your story to: Ark, PO Box 565, Byron Bay, 2481

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.

Toy Kingdom

6687 1006 Annabelle.

42 January 6, 2009 The Byron Shire Echo

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

INTERNATIONAL HAIRSTYLE ARTIST & COLOURIST Professional ambience. One-on-one experience. Free consultation.

Sarita 0424 439 627


30-50% OFF ! 43 Byron St Bangalow 6687 1018


Learn mental photograhpy WRITING CLASSES with Sarah Armstrong Level 1 starts Friday 20 February Level 2 starts Tuesday 17 February 9.30-12.30pm, 6 weeks, $180, Mullum Write with freedom and ease. Phone 0414228563

Dual Controls Relaxed & Professional Instructor Targeting Driver Education

BYRON BAY DRIVING SCHOOL Information & bookings: Bob Pearse 0409 329 492 6685 5860


Fruit, Veg & Groceries Delivered direct to your doorstep.

Get 25% off your first order.


6684 1007 OR EMAIL:

MASSAGE by Aimee CMT 10 yrs exp - deep, holistic, flowing. Intro sessions $50. Ph 0421971807

EXPERIENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY (Hakomi) Couples & individuals Carol Perry 66886269


BODY BALANCE MASSAGE Quality therapeutic bodywork, 20 yrs experience. Herbert 0408782834

Classic Deep Tissue or Byron style relaxation, body readings & balance. Qualified, experienced, mobile service avail. Ph Martin 0431286155


3 DAY OLD, STUDENT COURSE Ballina 23-26 Jan. By donation 66856616

Holiday Special

Remedial massage was $70 now $50 Phone Jo 66192498

Suffolk Park Yoga

With Flo Fenton. New 5 week block begins 13/1/09. Tues & Thurs 5-6.30pm Suffollk Park Hall. 2 classes/pw $100, 1 class/pw $65. Bookings 66859910

Massage Therapist

at Discover Chiropractic, 3/142 Bangalow Rd, Byron. Pain relief or relaxation, light to very firm. Ph Heath on 0400013108 or 66808400

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Petra Karni Available throughout the holidays 55 Shirley St, Byron Bay 0403226858

Ocean Shores 1.5 hrs $80. Susan 0411409123

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Remedial sports massage, health fund rebates, $50 1hr, $30 1/2 hour Phone Patrick 0410155044


CUPPING/MASSAGE/CHINESE HERBS First treatment $40, Brunswick Heads Phone Alex 0410576367

FEEL WONDERFUL Therapeutic massage & energy work Phone Linda 0402199999 THAI MASSAGE 1.5 hrs $50, home visit $60. Ekka, 7 days 66804478. No sex.


Shop locally Save globally

Learn the soul-satisfying and fun process of soulcollage, create a personal deck of collaged cards to help access your inner wisdom and guidance. Saturday Jan 17th 10am-5pm Ocean Shores, $75 or $65 con. with trained soulcollage facilitator, Alison Mackay 66801884 or email

Lennox Head. 0458633869

CHANNELLED HEALINGS Light Activations Moyena 0416139829

Massage for You

Therapeutic, soft, medium, firm or deep tissue, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi master Mobile avail. Ph John 0411842117


Blends martial arts, dance & healing arts for holistic fitness & well being. Enquiries Julie 0402980805

MASSAGE $60 1hr

YOGA 2 U One on One, in your home. Qual teacher, 30yrs exp, reg nurse. Neck/back problems a speciality. Christina 0428239019


NEW ENERGY HEALING Signature cell healing. Revolution in rejuvenation. New Synchrotize - conscious choice. Breath - overcome depression & fear. Master of Soul Healing Vijola Gros - Ph 0410351343

@ BODY BALANCE, 2/111 Jonson St Sun, Mon & Tues with Claire Hay Phone 0414243491 Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat with Herbert Phone 0408782834

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

Aromatherapy Massage Kinesiology Phone:

2 hours Delicious Aromatic Scrub + Deep Relaxing Massage & Complementary Reflexology ALSO AVAILABLE 1 hour Therapeutic Massage $60 1 hour Relaxing Massage $50 Shiatsu treatments Wednesdays + promo prenatal massage For appointments please phone


0423 293 995

1 DAY full body massage course. Everyone receives a massage.

THE EVOLUTION OF EXERCISE! • Enhance core stability • Cellulite reduction • Increase flexibility • Improve circulation


BYRON YOGA LOUNGE Iyengar yoga...

...harmony of body, breath & mind






Karena Beginners














Liz Classes $15 each or $65 for 5 tickets

Xmas/New Year Opening Times

We will be open throughout the holiday period with the exception of xmas day, boxing day & new years day.

Upcoming Events

Student Clinic open Thursday. Massage by donation. Enquiries and bookings welcome

ph 0401 572 162

•Summer Budget Retreat – 9th-11th Jan •Simon Marrocco Workshop – 24/25th Jan •Anatomy of Iyengar Yoga - Starts 27th Feb (3 weekends)

Byron Yoga Lounge 1a Banksia Drive Byron Arts & Industrial Estate (Above Lois Lane’s Shoeshop)

Call 0402770441 or visit


02 6680 9324 -- 0458 245 123 58 Carlyle Street (near Top Shop) Spiritual Healing and Pranayama Yoga Retreat - 28 Dec to 1st Jan over New Years Eve Reiki 1 on 29 & 30 Nov - Reiki 2 on 6 & 7 Dec - Reiki Mastership on request

Usui Reiki - Shiatsu - Karmic Tarot - Channelling Vipassana Meditation - Thai Silk Massage - Animal Wellbeing

Phone Carl or Karim now for a free trial appointment.

VibroPlus Byron Bay Ph: 6680 7114 TS SHIA by

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• Body toning & fat loss • Increase bone mass density • Strength gains with less training time

Jo Morrish


We use “VIBROGYM” The World’s Original & Leading Vibration Training Platform


Clothing manufacturers. Manufacturing for wholesalers, shops & market stalls. Ph Jocelyn 66846665, Mon - Fri (bh)

Heartspace Honourable Practitioners


Tone – Strength – Stretch – Massage


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The 20 Minute Body Workout

THE RECONNECTION RECONNECTIVE HEALING Discover healing beyond anything you’ve read about, heard about, dreamed about! House calls available, reconnective healing $70. Ph Jacinta 0402488543



6682 5559

ASHTANGA YOGA Mon-Sat @ 9:30am. Beginners welcome. Enquiries ph Sam 0412147020

– help clear ears/sinuses. 66857736

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BIRTH PREPARATION & DOULA Raine Sharpe 66771104, 0409534052





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

Be supported in your personal transformation and awakening as you explore how to live the teachings of Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth. Alistair and Grace are leading another 10 week small group program, taking one chapter a week. Starts: Wed 21st Jan 7-9.30pm Suffolk Park. First night is free intro to ch1. Cost: $175 E.bird by 16th Jan Bookings essential. Places limited

DETOX RETREATS Jan 24 to 31 at Tallow Beach Houses March 6 to 12 at Gaia Retreat & Spa Phone 0458733869

REMEDIAL DEEP TISSUE Health Fund Rebates. Ocean Shores Peter 66801654, 0427133311

OSTEOPATH A biodynamic approach to Osteopathy in the cranial field

SMUDGE SERVICE WITH SMOKE & SOUND Clear yourself, home, office or land of residing and/or negative energies Contact me Bob at:

AQUA FITNESS - Oasis Resort Mon, Wed & Fri, 8.30am, $10. Also, private classes. 0413549758 Angie

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WITH JOANNE An integrated practice of postures, breath and meditation Beginners welcome Tues 6.45-8.30am, Thurs 9.30-11.30, Yellow Church, Mullumbimby Sat 10-12pm, Pioneer Hall, Mullum Phone 66843654


BEST MOBILE MASSAGE therapeutic 20yrs exp. Phone Julie 0419339319

Tuesdays and Thursdays at Scout Hall (Cnr Tennyson/Marvel) 7am Shotokan Karate 8am Pranayama Yoga

Experience that makes a difference



$6 per cl ers ass

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6.45-8.30 Joanne 10.00-12pm Deb

9.30-11.10 am Diana 3.30-5.00 pm Diana



WEDNESDAY 14 JAN 9.30-11.30am Diana 5.30-7pm Diana

9.30-11.30am Ishta Joanne

6.45-8.30am Ishta Joanne 10.00-12.00pm Lucy 9.30-11.30am Pennie & Paul 5.30-7.30pm Dru Yoga



9 Myocum St Mullumbimby 2482 Diana Ewing 6684 3431 Email:

Ph Grace: 6685 4822

Byron Bay’s longest established Yoga School – since 1988 6am












































All classes suitable for beginners. $15 per class or 5 class pass $60. Enquiries: 6687 2230.



The Epicentre. 51 Border St, Byron Bay

Individual sessions also available

The Alchemy of the Heart HEALTH


Massage at Heartspace. 0423293995


Clear subconscious sabotages. Reprogram patterns and beliefs. De-stress. Restore vibrancy and physical health. Clear allergies. SANDRA DAVEY, Reg. Pract. 66846914


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

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

certificate 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

9.30am - 11.00am Yogalates/Pranayama meditation 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 Award winning DVDs available at our studios

The Byron Shire Echo January 6, 2009 43

PLASTERER - GYPROCK FIXER 20 years experience with domestic & commercial. Phone 0405777417 352&"/!2$2%0!)2 Fast, reliable, affordable. MC SURF DESIGNS. Ph 66858778

MORNING COURSE 6 classes @ 7am Mon, Wed, Fri for 2 weeks at The Yellow Church STARTS 12TH JAN Bookings only

Call Pennie & Paul 6684 0112


Phillippa Church B.Nat @ Brunswick Heads and Ballina

Digestive Disorders?

East Coast

Pilates Studio

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Yoga Studio Within 6 Byron St above Centrelink




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Fully insured professionals QualiďŹ ed arborist 18â&#x20AC;? chipper, stump grinders, cherry picker, bobcat & cranetruck.

Phone: 6684 6650 0408 202 184

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FOR SALE VACUUM BAGS To suit most makes & models "2)$',!.$3 Mullumbimby. 66842511 COLOUR PHOTO PRINTER for A3+ paper, Epson R2400, 12 months old, $850. Phone Jeff 0418841777 CARPET OFFCUTS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lots of sizes and prices at Ray Towers Carpets, Mullumbimby Industrial Estate.

Your local qualiďŹ ed arborist

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Phone Matt 0427172684 TIMBER, pine, treated pine, hardwood, mouldings, sleepers, fencing, Koppers logs, ply, MDF, lattice, made to order. Brims Builders Hardware, Mogo Place, Billinudgel. Phone 66801718

s0ROFESSIONALCLIMBERs4REE PRUNINGREMOVALsvv CHIPPERCHERRYPICKERs&REE CARPET MATS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from 50 cents each QUOTESADVICEs&ULLYINSURED at Ray Towers Carpets, Mullumbimby 6684 9137 or 0427 347 380 Industrial Estate.

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by Helen Luna, Available at: Hammer & Hand, Ti Tree Pl, Byron A & I Tweed River Gallery, Murwillumbah Tumbulgum Gallery, Tumbulgum

MOUNTAIN BIKE Trek, new, black, retail $600, sell $220. Phone 66872721 PATIO BBQ paid $1400, sell $450 ono Phone 66841424 MULCH NOW Cypress and Tea Tree Mulch Hardwood Chip Billinudgel Landscaping Supplies Phone 66804555 GAZEBOS, beach shelters, hats, high UPF clothing, sunscreen, polarised readers. Sun Protection Australia, Mon-Fri 10/19 Centennial Crt, Byron. 66856666


BICYCLES buy, sell, repair, recycle. Adult bikes from $50. Phil 0413779223



Protect your clothes & bedding with vacuum sealed bags avail at Mullum Wash House $25. 0439001545


OIL PAINTINGS on canvas, beautiful, huge range 56x65cm, $30ea. 66805456

SEWING: HEMS & ALTERATIONS. Piecework/Dance Clubs. 0432185180



various lengths and widths. s#AMPHORmOORBOARDS s3MALLERLOTSOFOTHERTIMBERS All dried and ready to go. Can cut to order. Ph Kieran 0433831922

BUS SERVICES CHARTER BUS SERVICE AVAILABLE for Christmas & New Year period. Phone Harry 66843324



",!.+$6$S #$S-INI$6TAPES "2)$',!.$3 Mullumbimby. 66842511

BYRON 2 BRISBANE EXPRESS City/Airport 2 hours. 1800626222


Call Pennie or Paul

6684 0112



INTRO TO KUNDALINI YOGA Tune up your body, mind & spirit in this 5 day intro to the Yoga Of Awareness. Mon 19th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fri 23rd Jan, 8.30am-10.30am at the Yurt Temple Byron Book before Jan 15 for above rates. Maya 0413 175 998



MAN WITH UTE Phone Matt 0427172684


Sewer, Drainage & Storm Water blockages. Sewer machine available. Gary Potterâ&#x20AC;Ś All Areas. Ph 66871348s,IC,

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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


!2#()"!,$3#(%!0 15!22902/$5#43 Road base, gravel, blue metal and metal dust. ALL SIZE DELIVERIES. Phone 66845517, 0418481617


100% COTTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALL SIZES Ph 66843191 COBBLESTONE, PAVERS hand made to order, factory prices. Ph 66872254 www. WASHING MACHINE auto $170, fridge 2 door $250. Clothes dryer $150. Phone 0413589388 '!2!'% 2/,,%2 $//2 remote elec 2.5m, $300. Phone 66807229 (!.$-!$% queen bed with upholstered headboard & perfect condition latex mattress $450 ono. Phone 66843446 WASH mach $240, vanity $80, leather Lazyboy ex cond $420 ono. 66857887

Organic Fruit + Veg Saturday 9am - 1pm. Fossil Farm, 419 Left Bank Road. 0429843408

'/,&#,5"3 !$!-3 irons sw pw 9 to 3 irons, 3w & 5w plus driver and putter $320 ono. Ph 0429843353 SOFA Freedom, $350; Futon sofa bed $250; qu mattress $200. 0403400824 UTE CANOPY 1.52 x 2.95 $150. Hilux Surf Diesel, best offer. 0401206743


Huge clearance sale 2nd hand wooden stretcher frames (without canvas) & frames with glass & backing board. Outstanding prices. Sat 10th Jan 10am - 2pm. Ph 0420412565 WASHING MACHINE $260, Triton work centre+ $500, Ryobi 318mm thicknesser $180, Bosch compound saw - proff, Surfboard 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122;1â&#x20AC;? Mal $580. 0448651915 YURT beautiful, traditional, made in Mongolia, 6m diameter with accessories. New, still packed $9970. Ph 66848294 or 0411575604

from $10.50sqm & Bamboo Flooring. For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 66884188 - sample & brochure

3#(//, (/,)$!9 /04)/. for your 3-6yo, focussing on individuality, imagination & skills co-ordination. Exp local child carer. Ph Sneha 66844913

%7).'3$!,%(!,,!6!),!",% for your function. Ph 66847706 AH

7//$3(!6).'3 suit gardens, stables, eco-toilets. Phone Stan 0412429156


s#/.3#)/53#(),$#!2%s Exp loving, caring nanny, great refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. First Aid. Linda Joy Flower 0421892812

SATURDAY CLASS 8:30AM at the Yellow Church

TRAMPOLINES, REPLACEMENT MATS & parts. 66851624 or 0409851624

Mullum New & Used. Ph 66844420

WASHING MACHINE F&P top loader, 7kg, $180. Phone 66872721

6685 5457

0415 982 556

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

"%$3 -!442%33%3 %.3%-",%3 Best brands. Best range. Sleep Zone, Bridglands, Mullumbimby. 66842511

&2)$'% ,' mid size works perfectly $220. Phone 66872721


'//$ USED FURNITURE bought and sold Bridglands Mullumbimby 66842511


TIPI 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, ďŹ&#x201A;y screen, 4 zips, only 12 months use, Rainbow Tipi made, cost $4500, sell $2995. Phone 0431724987


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


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Call Andrew Wilson

TREE CONTROL UĂ&#x160;{Ă&#x160;Ă?Ă&#x160;{Ă&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;VÂ&#x17D;]Ă&#x160;ÂŁĂ&#x201C;ÂťĂ&#x160; Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;ÂŤÂŤiĂ&#x20AC; UĂ&#x160;->viĂ&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iÂ&#x201C;Â&#x153;Ă&#x203A;>Â?Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Â?Â&#x153;ÂŤÂŤÂ&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} UĂ&#x160;*Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;viĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;>Â?Ă&#x160; Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;LiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192; UĂ&#x160;-Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160;`>Â&#x201C;>}i UĂ&#x160;-Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;ÂŤĂ&#x160;}Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} , Ă&#x160;+1"/ -Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160; 6 FULLY INSURED

0422 767 677

6687 7674 / 0412 558 890

After hours & emergency service available


BYRON B Y TREE SERVICES Reliable Professional Professional Service Service Reliable Cherry Pickers Stumpgrinding 12 to 18 Inch Chippers


6684 8227 4421 6684

Qual. Arborists, Arborists, Hort Hort & & Tree TreeSurgeons Surgeons Qual.

).4%2.%4s$!4!"!3%s$)')4!, FileMaker Pro Specialist 11th Hour Group Pty Ltd. WWWHRGCOMAUs MOBILE PC TROUBLESHOOTING Trusted, reliable, prompt service. Ph Daniel 66801713, 0422804449 ABN 62 546 908 048


See ad in the Service Directory Phone Tom 66855504

second clothing

FUNKY RECYCLED FASHION â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My Sister Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Retro-Style Bathers Elegant Dresses Stylish Shoes Vintage Leather Belts Hats & Handbags Boots & Scarves Fun stuffâ&#x20AC;Ś outďŹ ts for themed parties Lingerie and lots moreâ&#x20AC;Ś

NEW STOCK WEEKLY upstairs 4 bay lane byron bay behind the beachy 0417 659 635

Dress Different Spend Less

COSTUME HIRE, PROPS, SUITS & ACCESSORIES Phone/fax 6684 2978 Mobile 0423 426 717 By appointment only

4 tickets for Big Day Out Gold Coast

Sun 18th Jan

$150 each or $500 for 4

ph: 0429 952 449

BASS SPEAKER CAB. HARTKE 410 x XL, 4 x 10 inch 400 watts $650. Retails $849, perfect condition. Ph 0412732465


Dianella 5 for $10, Yucca, Purple Fountain Grass, Poinciana, Liriope, Lomandra, Pandanus, Flax, Strelitzia, Grasses. 66805831 or 0419771514 BED QUEEN slat base + matt, Sealy Postp, exc cond $300. Ph 66884307 CHEF STOVE upright LPG gas, exc cond, $250; 50’s pine kitchen cupboard, $200; Whirlpool 360L fridge, $250; Dishwasher F&P s/steel, 2 drawer, $300. 66842524 QUALITY FURNITURE w-robe very large, Baltik pine $800, w-robe large $600, fridgefreezer almost new $300, TV cabinet natural Teak $300, chest of drawers + 2 bedside tables, white lacquered $300, wrought-iron bed, white lacquered $300, Pine bookcase $200, Chinese desk + chair, carved Rosewood $2000, 3-seater sofa bed $300. Ph 66808507


Windows, Lampshades, Repairs, Supplies, Tuition. 25 years experience. Large range of coloured glass. Arlee Bryant 66847246 LG WASHING MACHINE small newish, good working order $125, 3-way fridge gas 12V 240, $250. Ph 0405565268 LOUNGE SUITE 2 x 3 seater, 2 x chair, good cond, $450 ono. Ph 66191642 CHAISE LOUNGES exquisite pair of Balinese leather antique lounges, $750 ea or $1400 the pair. Ph 66845553

WANTED GOOD used furniture bought and sold Bridglands Mullumbimby 66842511

GARAGE SALES ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. BYRON 22 Coral Court, Saturday 10am. The whole house must go! EWINGSDALE 42 Bay Vista Lane, Sat 10th, 7am-12pm, designer clothes, furniture, bric-a-brac, antique change table. SAT 85 STATION ST Trailers, mud brick machine, brush cutter, juicer & more! MOVING HOUSE 19 Parrot Tree Place, Bangalow, Sat 10th, 7-11am MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE, owners relocating. Importer stock from Bali, 100’s of cushion covers, bamboo blinds, Bali flags + poles, beach bags + many other new items, second hand household furniture, children’s items. EVERYTHING MUST BE SOLD, dealers welcome. Sat 10th & Sun 11th, 8am start. 86 Alcorn St, (cnr Wareham St) SUFFOLK PARK BANGALOW 9 Muskwood Pl, Sun 9 - 12, h’hold, clothes, fridge, rwy sleepers etc EWINGSDALE Sat 10th Jan 8am-1pm, Lot 33, Plantation Drive (last house on left). Girls clothes 10-14 yo, kids furniture, bicycle, books, statue, juicer, shoes etc. SUFFOLK Clifford St, Sat 8-12, ladies bike, retro homewares, CD’s & treasure. MOVING! Unusual finds. BYRON 62 Kingsley St, Sat 10 Jan 8am, h’hold items, gym & sports equip, mountain bike, cotton mozzie nets, lace curtains, tansu, sound system, piano. SGB 6 Kallaroo Cct, Sat 8am, bunks, sew mach, tv cab, clothes, etc. 66801551

PEUGEOT 206 2yo hatch, blue, roof racks, 4 dr, man, CD, 63,000 km, reg Nov ‘09, reg serv, $16,500. 0413480117 93 TOYOTA Corolla Seca great cond, very clean, 5 speed manual, stereo, 4 door, $3800 ono. Phone 66849394 SUBARU 4WD, ‘9, rego, white L Series sports wagon, re-con heads, near new water pump, alternator, battery, exhaust, tinted windows, tow & bull bar, p-st, auto, good tyres, $2500 ono. 0422084329


Supplied & fitted. Phone 66845296 ‘93 EB FALCON SEDAN rego to January 09, mech good, $1500 ono. 0431683738 KIA RIO 2001 hatch, 170,000km, air bag, white, good condition $5500 ono. Phone 0402300094 HONDA ODYSSEY 2001 7-seater, 175,000km, rego to May ‘09, exc cond. $16,000. Ph 66841930 or 0412458913 FORD FAIRMONT WAG ‘93, 8 seater, auto, a/c, 238,000 km, 5 mnth rego. Must sell on 22 Jan, $1500, Mullum 66841808 PAJERO ‘94 auto, LPG, 309,000 km, new recond motor, towbar, 7 seater, bullbar, top cond, $8,900 neg. Ph 66841000. MAGNA sedan, 1993, man, air-con, log book, 275,000km, $1900. Ph 66808687 NISSAN NOMAD ‘90 van, rego till Aug 09, 4 new tyres, runs great, comes with seats & bedbase $2500. Ph 0415264765 SAAB TURBO ‘89 auto, sunroof, gc, needs rego $1000. Ph 0427186842.

$$$s for most. Phone 0418189324, 0438189323


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


Local reg’d business 66845296 or 66845403 or 0413120970 JEEP Willies full fibreglass body, g-c, new tyres, brakes, seals, motor box, good, regretful sale, $2500. 0431187350

INKY BUSINESS printer supplies & ink, est 14 yrs, priced to sell, $99,000. Ph Peter at PRD Real Estate. 0429809363 PRESSURE & WINDOW CLEANING Established client base. $27,000. Vendor relocating. Ph Stuart 66872753, 0412495750 BYRON SHOP FRONT prime Lawson St position 62sq $’s neg. Genuine inquiries only. Phone 0755243127

COMMERCIAL BILLINUDGEL INDUSTRIAL commercial unit, long-term 200sqm plus a yard, 2 offices, kitchen, bathroom, excel exposure $320pw + GST. 0417879754

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

LAND FOR SALE BYRON VACANT BLOCK North facing 512sqm in the exclusive Kingsley St precinct, priv & quiet yet only a 5 min walk to town. Council approved plans for a modern beach house. For sale by owner $749,000. Ph 66844197, 0408662468 COORABELL 100 acres with multiple occupancy potential, owner looking for shareholders from $200,000 or sell whole for $1.3m. Phone 66847420

AFFORDABLE BROKEN HEAD 1/7 share in eco community M.O. Superb house site in 100 acres of paradise.

$470,000 6685 6560

FORD LASER ‘88 unreg, sell for parts or run around, $200. Ph 0432472958 Easy Car Search Motor Dealer (Lic) 20613 FORD TELSTAR (Mazda 626) auto sedan, good cond, 167000ks, $2900. Phone 0411709266FORD LASER, 1994, auto, 5 door hatch, only 104000ks, long reg, $4900. Phone 0411709266

SPECIAL & PRIVATE plantation style timber home set on a very private acre just 12 min from Byron Bay surrounded by rainforest with no close neighbours. A true sanctuary & a lovely home. Priced to meet the market at $1,295,000. For further info phone 66844197 or 0408662468



LENNOX working m/f to share house 1 St from beach, $150pw + bills. 66874516

WATERFRONT Brunswick charming 1 & 2br, f-furn apartments. Ph 66851631

STH GB waterfront, 2 mins to beach, veg, 2 spaces, big studio $130pw, 1br $110pw. Phone Manjari 66805657


WATEGOS HOUSE OR APARTMENT Retired couple seek minimum 2br, with large deck/verandah & ocean views. Also require off street parking. Wanted for 1 week in early March 09. Please phone 0418202627 STUDIO quiet, n/s, person, bike ride from town. Phone 0409844402 FERN BEACH Unique holiday cabana, 1br furnished + large studio, big deck, carport from $300pw. 0411302141 STYLISH studio retreat with views, 20min Byron, massage available, night/weekly. Ph 66843358, 0408809528

PETS OK Mullum, lush, pool, spa, for single to family. Mia Casa 66844762


BYRON BAY hinterland, B&B/selfcont, magnificent views, deck, spa bathroom, timber floors, in architecturally & environmentally designed property. Organic home cooking, massage & yoga avail, mind body & soul restoring peace. Phone 0406052339



OCEAN SHORES house in quiet street, large room BIR, n/s, share with male. $140pw + bills. Phone 66802283 KNOCKROW 2 rooms available prefer reliable working female. 66878983



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

MOBILE HOME BYRON BAY Fully s-c on perm. site with ph, internet etc. Fully refurbished large van with insulated solid annex, v’dah etc. Rare opportunity $39,000. Ph 0413289443.

COLOURFUL timber house, panoramic views, family friendly, sunken bath, sleep 5-6 + cot, 20 mins to Byron. 66843358, 0408809528

SUBARU OUTBACK 2000 5 months rego, 128,000km, auto, great condition, $11,990. Phone 0421744524

HOUSE avail 11/1 to 16/1 and from 25/1, sleeps 8. Contact owner for price, 0401471019. Photos at http://users.


STH GOLDEN BEACH semi-furn room avail, 100m to beach, share with 2, working person pref, $140pw + expenses. Phone 0415415233

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING are you over 40, work 9 to 5, laugh a lot, love animals, and would like to live at Newrybar in a stylish acreage home with spectacular views, huge resort pool, own bthrm, many entertainment areas & part with $200pw inclusive of elec & gas, sharing with a gay landscaper. Paul Jay 0408373688 BANGALOW 2 large rooms $185 pw for both, lge property, 3 car garage, fireplace, large verandah’s & bband. Ph 66871363 STH GOLDEN BEACH large room, BIR, p-furn, direct outside access, walk beach $110pw + bills + bond. 0423951438 BANGALOW brilliant house to share with 3 others, in CBD $120pw. 66871625 OCEAN SHORES nice room, BIR, own bathroom with spa, clean, big & light apartment with ocean views, $150pw + bond + elec. Ph 0413147580 OCEAN SHORES spacious house, share with one male, suit n/s worker, no pets $150pw. Ph 0431616966 (ah) BANGALOW share with 1M & 1F, prefer female, rent neg, no bills. 66870434 SUFFOLK BEACH nice room avail for happy working male, d/f, spa, wireless, $170pw. Ph 0415448391 or 66859931 STUDIO, large, $150pw; ROOM $110pw; own entrances, bills incl, internet, beautiful 1.5 acres, n/s, d/f, semi veg, holesome, happy, clean, Suffolk. Phone 66853170 after 6pm.

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

O.SHORES caring compassionate fem n/s, needed to share house with woman recovering from depression. Free board in exchange for light housework & companionship. Ph Jane 0431575552

FORD FESTIVA ‘97 208,000km, Qld rego, mags & sports kit, $1300 ono, reg till 15th Jan. Phone 0401815902

BYRON/SUNRISE 3br, 1 bathrm house $1500pw for Jan fully equip. 0409844402

SUNRISE 1br in big house, $150pw. Ph 0438023548

STUDIO Byron/Sunrise, conscious person /couple, n/s, $250/$300pw. 0409844402


BYRON homestay for fem travellers, 2 lovely f-f rooms, $200pw each incl, near shops & beach, to Jan 16th. 66856645

SUFFOLK room in relaxed sunny house, working female preferred, $150pw incl bills + bond. Ph 0407921075

Toyota Corolla Seca Hatch auto, air, 09 rego, service history. WTN-503 ............. $2350 Toyota Hilux Diesel Tray back, 09 rego. AT-66-SB ............................................... $2390 Volvo 244GL 5-speed, air, p/s, 12 mths rego, ...................................................... $1750 ‘93 Nissan Pulsar 5-speed, air, p/s, alloys, tint. AQ-57-KQ ....................................... $4650 Mitsubishi Lancer Coupe 5-speed, air, p/s, CD. Great little car .......................... $3850


Ballina Car Centre

6686 5586


OWN MOUNT CHINCOGAN 106 acres. North face & summit, $1.7 million. Go to: Phone owner 0437683533

HOUSES FOR SALE NORTH O.SHORES reduced to sell, 3.5br, 2 bathrm, DLUG, 2 living areas, 2 decks, beautiful setting on canal, $550,000 ono. 66805456, 0405929371

DLN 19950

Rural Machinery Repair Service


COSY UP VIDEO Sunrise Shopping Ctr near IGA. Growing membership base, growing monthly balance & growing population. Small & manageable $80,000. Easy to run! Phone 0414557739

PEUGOT 307 diesel ‘03 130,000km, very fuel effic, reg serv, great family car, $18,500 ono. 66807873, 0434148090

SUFFOLK, cnr Alcorn & Beachside Dr. 8 o’clock start (weather permitting).



98 SUBARU FORRESTER GX wagon, AWD, white, 5 spd, air-con, cruise control, cent-lock, 11 months rego, many extras, exc cond, $8000. Ph 66771977


SNYPER aluminium 4.35m, 30hp Yamaha, L.E.D nav lights, bildge pump, marine radio, GPS fish finder, plus safety gear, on registered trailer, exc cond, $8700 ono. 0417284001 or 66872210

MINI EXCAVATOR 2.5 tonne Takeuchi with 3 buckets, rock grab, steel tracks, $14,500 ono. Ph 66845179

HOLDEN BARINA 1998 Neat & tidy, $5999ono. 66851711 or 0412851711

MASSIVE CLEAROUT 16 Jacaranda Dr, Sunrise. Going overseas, clothes, furn, household items. Sat 10 Jan from 7.30am. Ph 66808507


REFINANCING? Need a home loan? For fast, friendly advice phone Loans Made Easy 0403022356


TRACTOR REPAIRS Repairs, Parts and Restorations to all Makes and Models, on-site service available. Prepurchase inspections. Tractors sold on consignment for clients. Unwanted tractors removed at no charge.

WE HAVE TRACTORS FOR SALE Isecki Isuzu Bolens G242 Diesel 2WD 25HP Tractor with large turf tyres and mid mount mower. Excellent cond. $6500

TRACTOR SAFETY SCHEME Have an approved R.O.P.S. safety frame fitted to your tractor. It’s cheaper than a funeral. Phone us now. Workshop Charltons Rd, Federal. Phone Bill for service.

02 6688 4143

FREEHOLD SHOP & BUSINESS Family illness forces sale of Byron Shire icon. Businesses include bottle shop, newsagency, Australia Post, cafe & mini supermarket. Located on 3,600sqm of land. Huge development potential to expand and separate these businesses. $1,450,000 Wal Leeke 0411 707 616

SUNRISE, d/f, n/s, consc fem, to share tidy shanti house, $135pw. 66808507

BYRON HILLS 4br, 2 bathrm house, DLUG, un-furn, 2-4 months, $500pw. Phone 0422069909

O. SHORES fem pref, sunny room, with access to art studio, vegie garden & b’band, $160pw incl bills. 66803372

STUDIO BYRON TOWN clean, tranquil, good rates, available now. 0409062074

LILLI PILLI 2 bedrooms available from 27th Jan. Lovely leafy, large furnished house. Ph Luke 0418498057

BYRON 500m walk to town/beaches, furnished rooms, dble/twin. 0408855738 CENTRAL BYRON s-c, f-furn, new studio 21/1/09 – 31/5/09. $350pw, maximum 2 persons. Call 0419336585 BANGALOW mature pers, nice hse, own bthrm, $140pw no bills. 66871223 BYRON BAY hinterland, B&B/selfcont, magnificent views, deck, spa bathroom, timber floors, in architecturally & environmentally designed property. Organic home cooking, massage & yoga avail, mind body & soul restoring peace. Phone 0406052339 LOVELY ROOM quiet, exec house, Suffolk, suit prof n/s fem. 0414656667 LILLI PILLI room with en-suite $220pw + 2 sgl rooms $135pw each, incl bills in new house, travellers preferred. Phone 042347989 MYOCUM one bed garden apt, furn & equipped, services & b/band inclusive $400pw. Ph 66847175, 0414951788


SUNRISE nice & clean, sgle $160pw, cpl $240pw, no bills. 0401302343

TO LET BANGALOW SELF STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333 BILLINUDGEL, Tunnel Rd s3br rural house, verandahs, close to coast, SLUG (incl lawns), $430pw BRUNSWICK HEADS s 2br renovated ground floor unit, polished floors, SLUG $300pw sBRHOUSE PARKUNDERPW sBR BATHRMSTmOORFURNEXECUTIVE apartment with office, north verandah, carport, $450pw NORTH OCEAN SHORES sBR OFlCEHOUSE EN SUITE $,5'

near school, $450pw MYOCUM sBRRURALHOUSE ENCLOSED verandah, SLUG, $330pw WOOYUNG sBRHOUSE $,5'PW . No pets unless specified Siwicki Real Estate, 17 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. 66851206

PROF CARER avail April ‘09, refs, pets / gardens/kids. Sarah-Jane 0415167284 RELIABLE mature professional local woman with refs available. 0421904406

HOUSE SWAP UP TO 3 MONTHS end Jan to end April a large modern home in Nth Brisbane for similar in Byron shire. Phone Gary 0732671773 or 0404801847 SWAP/RENT couple with teenager seeks spacious house in Byron 3br + study prefer pool/spa, required end of Jan for 1 year. Can swap spectacular mountain 40 ac retreat, ocean views, 4br, 3bthrm + study, 10 min Mullum 25 min Byron or rent $750pw incl gardener. 0409713397

$420pw Ocean Shores 3 bedroom + study, 2 bathroom townhouse. DLUG. For sale also. $430pw Ocean Shores 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse. DLUG. $360pw New Brighton 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom timber home. Single carport. $465pw Ocean Shores 3 bed, 2 bathroom brick home, DLUG + self contained studio. $370pw Ocean Shores 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, SLUG brick home.

PRDnationwide Ocean Shores April & Rhiannon

6680 4400

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OCEAN SHORES 3br SLUG fenced yard avail now $340pw 3br DLUG backs onto golf course avail now $350pw 4br, 2 bath DLUG large yard avail 12/1 $400pw

NORTH OCEAN SHORES 3br plus separate granny flat SLUG, plus carport avail 24/1 $420pw L.J. Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177 5/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads

COOPER ST, IN TOWN $420 p/w 3 bed home, in town fully fenced Pets OK. Available 8/1/09 MYOCUM, KINGSVALE LANE $450p/w 3 bed, 2 bath 2 living areas, grounds maintained. Avail now CAVANBAH STREET $480p/w 2 bed beach shack on large grass garden, SLUG. Available now SHIRLEY STREET $600p/w Home business style property, 3 bed with large living areas, great position. Avail Jan 2009 STORAGE UNITS Large variety of sizes for storage sheds available, Enquire today!

L.J. Hooker Byron Bay 6685 7300

New Brighton OCEAN SHORES Avail now $320 3br duplex, ensuite, separate lounge/dine, newly refurbished, carport, walk to local shops. Avail 17/01/09 $450 4br house, ensuite, undercover deck, tropical gardens, plunge pool, separate lounge, carport. NEW BRIGHTON Avail 14/1/09 $300 short-term lease, 2br flat, undercover deck, comb lounge/dine, beach access. Avail 28/01/09 $360 3br house, undercover deck, established gardens, separate lounge/dine, carport, close to beach SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH Avail now $230 2br unit, open plan living, lawn and garden incl, close to beach, LUG. CRABBES CREEK Avail mid Jan $460 4br home plus study, ensuite, spacious lounge/dine, large deck with nice outlook, triple carport and DLUG. For further details or inspection please contact

6 Strand Ave, New Brighton 6680 1594

Byron Bay GRANUAILLE CRESCENT Bangalow studio with separate bathroom. On large block. Pool. $280pw. Available 12/01/09. SUNRISE BOULEVARD 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom duplex. SLUG. $420pw. Available now. ELECTRA CLOSE 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom duplex. Spacious outdoor entertaining area. $420pw. Available now. RIBBONWOOD PLACE 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom large family home. SLUG. $430pw. Avail mid January. BOTTLEBRUSH CRESCENT 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. SLUG. Lawnmowing and gardens included. $470pw. Avail mid Jan. HERITAGE COURT 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house, enclosed sunroom, DLUG. $600pw. Available now. BRANDON STREET 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house, double carport, outside living area, large pool. $750pw. Avail end of Jan. KENNEDYS LANE 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, beautiful home set on 1.5 acres, amazing views, large pool. $800pw. Available 14/02/09.

Elders Rental Centre 3/47 Byron Street, 6685 8911

BYRON CBD tidy 2br semi, $480pw, 12 month lease. Phone 0404717068 3 BEDROOM HOUSE on river, South Golden Beach, $340pw. 66740153 (ah) MULLUM 2br timber home, large covered deck, beautiful gardens, carport, suit working person/couple, no pets, $320pw & bond. Phone 66841230 BANGALOW light & modern 3br, 2 bthrm house, suit work from home, avail 12/1/09. $500pw. Refs. 66857456 or 0414818338 OCEAN SHORES private granny flat suit single n/s worker, $150pw. 66804946 CARAVANS & CABINS from $195pw. Apply in person to Byron Bay Tourist Village, Ewingsdale Road.

BYRON s-c bedsit, courtyard, $210pw incl water & elect. Employed, responsible single person only. 66858703 AMAZING VIEWS of Mt Warning. 5br on 10 acres, 10 min to Byron, 5 min to Bruns Beach, 4 bay c/port, pets ok. Avail end of Jan for 6 mths, $470pw. 0404807720 CABIN at Goonengerry, suit quiet working person, no pets. $120pw. Ph 0402079001 MYOCUM 3br, 2 bathrm, acreage, views, long lease, furn or un-furn, $550pw. Ph 0423058438 UPPER BURRINGBAR 2br house, $200pw. Ph 0412880218

BANGALOW RENT A SHED Self storage. Phone 66871306

BYRON walk to shops & beach, 1br freshly painted flat, $340pw incl exp. Phone 0423647483

2 BED UNIT Cape Byron Estate over 55’s, long lease, $320pw. 66858466

BRUNSWICK 1br unit overlooking river above shops, $220pw. Ph 0414502222

BANGALOW spacious, modern, 3br, 2 bathrm house, DLUG, quiet area, $420pw. Ph 0410588048


BYRON 3br furnished house, tranquil garden & pool, close to town, pets considered, $520pw, 3-12 mths lease neg. Ph 66807961 or 0410064639 POSSUM CREEK large 1br cottage, polished floors, private acreage, 10 mins Byron, $250pw. Ph 0416155174 FEDERAL 3br timber country home, quiet & peaceful, suit working couple, carport & deck, incl elect, $280pw. 66884024 LENNOX s-c studio, own entrance, suit working, n/s sgl, no pets, $150pw incl elect & water. 66875410, 0403959473 MONTECOLLUM self cont 1 bdrm studio on 10 acres with pool, suit single working female $220pw + elect. 0407684176 POSSUM CREEK near Bangalow, beautiful 2 storey cottage with verandah, overlooking pool & gardens, fully furn, wonderful views, 30m from main home on farm, carport, suit n/s person, refs req, long term $320pw, short term price neg, no pets. Phone 0429871560

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TAXI DRIVERS BYRON SHIRE Drivers required, shifts available. Full training provided. Ph BH 66209211 email: INDUSTRIAL SEWER/SEAMSTRESS Work from home, industrial experience essential, only experienced need apply Phone 66808633 CLEANER 3 days only, start tomorrow $15/hour. Ph 0414883438 Myocum


STAFF WANTED Chef We are seeking a capable and reliable chef to cover four shifts per week in our busy cafe.

Barista Capable Barista wanted.No Coffee Art skills needed, just an ability to make consistent good coffee in an always-busy environment.

Junior Busboy Young energetic worker required for table clearing & some light cleaning duties.

MULLUM / SURROUNDS mature quiet person seeks 2-3br house on acreage. Non smoker, no pets, just love nature. Please phone Janet 0438430109 BYRON furnished rooms for Yoga students. Walking distance from town 15 Feb to 5 June. Ph Gitam 0414261390

Call 02 6684-4036

to arrange interview for any of the above positions.

Did you know that the first cervical vertebra, the atlas, is out of alignment in most people? AT L A S P R O FILAX® by René C. Schuemperli

CABIN, s-c, quiet spot, working person, short term, $145pw. Also a small caravan, $90pw. Coorabell. Ph 66847420 BYRON 4 bed, 2 bath home, cathedral ceilings, open plan, avail now, $575pw, Phone 0418498747 OCEAN SHORES sBRUNITCLOSETOSHOPS

avail now, $230pw, MULLUMBIMBY sBR LAWNSINCL AVAILAFTER 20 Jan, $380pw. sBRHOUSE AVAIL*AN PW Mark Cochrane Real Estate Phone 66842663 RURAL BANGALOW, spacious house on 1/2 acre rainforest, 2br, sunroom, study & yurt, fireplace, spa, large deck, carport, 12 mths lease, $450pw incl lawns, no pets. Phone 66871192 MAIN ARM 2br, quality views, $170pw, 3br, 2 lounges, priv $290pw. 66845129 BYRON HILLS s-cont, f-furn, studio, ocean views, avail till end Feb $220pw incl, suit working sgle. Ph 66854153 BANGALOW 1br, self-cont, stylish comfortable unit. Medium to long-term. Close to CBD, beautifully furnished. No smoking, pets or children, thank you. $340pw. Ph Christine 66870484 CARAVAN for rent, pretty but basic, verandah, own outdoor kitchen, share amenities, no pets, 30 mins Byron/ Mullum/Lismore, $70pw. Ph 66882381 . SMALL BUSH CABIN, beautiful location, solar lights, own kitchen, share amenities, very private, near Minyon Falls, $70pw. Phone 66882381 MULLUM 2br brick unit, LUG, $225pw + bond. Ph 66841318/0416216231

This circumstance leads to a variety of physical and psychological ailments and illnesses. Atlasprofilax is a neuromuscular technique that liberates the Atlas with only one application Accurately, Safely and Permanently. This powerful relocation immediately activates a self-healing and harmonising process. It is holistic in nature, promoting wellness and rejuvenation on all levels, mind, body and spirit. This method is non-medical, non-chiropratic.

To take a giant step towards your health and wellbeing, contact Sidika Ashauer, Brunswick Heads clinic. 0427 805 405

LONG TERM furn or un-furn, Mullum area, rural, exc refs 66844797. MATURE, n/s, veg, financially secure female seeks rural house up to $300pw, Mullum or Bangalow. 0410588048 CARPENTER & SCIENTIST with friendly and quiet dog looking for s-c accommodation in Byron hinterland. Refs avail. Ph 0434294231 ESTABLISHED BYRON FAMILY with own businesses, excellent references urgently require 3br, 2bthrm home in Suffolk / Byron area. Long lease required. Ph 66854989 or 0404611427

BYRON BAY 4br luxury house, heated pool, views, air-con, large deck, elevated, walk to town, $800pw. 66807758

SHARE or buy into cabin, granny flat, shed or garage that can be converted. 10 to 15 km from coast. 60yo gay male, long term. Ph Dean 0422710645

MULLUMBIMBY self-cont, fully-furn, private, 2br cabin, long term, vegie garden $200pw. Phone 0417879754

MULLUM office space, phone not necessary 20 - 30 sqm. Ph 66849406

LILLI PILLI cheerful home avail mid/late Jan, 3br, 2bthrm, light spacious north facing verandah, fully-furn, 10 min bike ride to CBD, $490pw. Ph 0434552283 LENNOX HINTERLAND, self contained rainforest retreat, $220pw + exp. Phone Sol 0431335108 or 0432258309 MULLUM peaceful part-furn granny flat, suit cpl or sgl, dbl bedrm, kit/dining, priv deck, $250pw. 66855906, 0403332485 1BR STUDIO Main Arm, 15 min Mullum. Phone/b’band, suit quiet single. Long lease, $160pw incl power. 66845237 MULLUM rustic studio on 12 acres, huge ocean & cliff views, outside toilet & bath, privacy, solar pwr, must be working, have good refs & 4WD/AWD, suit handy person $160pw + bond + gas. Ph 66845235 BYRON STUDIO furn, suit traveller $230pw, 1 person, neg couple. Ph 66808669

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One treatment can be life changing. The Atlas supports your head and governs structural alignment. A misaligned Atlas causes restriction of the brain stem, spinal cord, cranial nerves and arteries. This limits our potential for wellbeing and creates tension, restricting the free flow of energy. When the Atlas is installed correctly, the body begins an unwinding process, releasing holding patterns and enabling the body to heal and regenerate.

TO LEASE 2/130 JONSON ST BYRON Good position, with grease trap, $320pw + outgoings. Ph 0421779534 BYRON Arts & Ind Estate warehouse with mezz, 140sqm, $300pw. 0412221576 STORAGE available, contact Elders Bangalow. Phone 66871500 SHEDS Billinudgel from $40pw. Siwicki RE, 17 Fingal St, Bruns. 66851206

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ASSISTANT FOR BUSY OFFICE Part time near Bangalow. We are looking for a team member who is energetic and thorough with an excellent phone manner. Only basic PC skills needed but experience in sales and customer follow-up would be an advantage. Must have own car and be available Thursdays and Saturdays. Post resume to: HR Manager, PO BOX 58, Bangalow, 2479 MAKEUP STYLIST Mobile service required for busy wedding venue in Byron area. Send resume to: HR Manager, PO Box 1344 Byron 2481 INDUSTRIAL SEAMSTRESS required for stretch garments. Must have over locker & cover stitcher. Ph 0428968672 PROFESSIONAL TRADESPEOPLE Carpenter & painter req’d, quick easy job, refs ess, immed start. 0404367775

CLEANER up to 6 days pw, 1 hr/day 8am in Byron. Santoshi 0411114344 BARISTA Bohemia at Byron Good hours. Phone 66809979

WORK WANTED ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. PLASTERER - GYPROCK FIXER 20 years experience with domestic & commercial. Phone 0405777417 ALL TRADE GUYS landscaping, tiling, carpentry, garden maint. 0432401334 ALL GARDEN & LANDSCAPING Property maintenance, pressure cleaning, ute & trailer avail 0402310784, 66764897

SALES retail minimum 3 yrs experience. Resume to:

EXPERIENCED CLEANERS Office, resorts, bond, fast, reliable, professional. Ph Adam 0418669128

MEN & FAMILY CENTRE MANAGER 3 days per week, SACS6. The Centre has a 15 yr history of offering a wide range of programs. For full package go to:

FIX-IT MEN local, we do the lot. Clean up now for Christmas. Tree work, garden & rural jobs. Fast & reliable. 0438766606

MOTOR MECHANIC BYRON BAY Required for modern workshop, wages above award. Ph Paul 0412753374 FISHHEADS at Bangalow recruiting for a Fishmonger 25-30 hrs/pw, also recruiting for chef/cook/apprentice & waitresses. Please contact Marco or Levi on 66872883 or email: EXPERIENCED BARISTA WANTED References essential. Ph 66857144 CASUAL CLEANERS. Must be experienced. Phone 66855366 or send resume to CHEF required for Pasquale Italian Restaurant. Applicants please phone the Manager on 0416224369 DANCE TEACHERS A classical ballet teacher is needed in the Brunswick Heads area for 1 2 afternoons per week in 2009. The applicant must be experienced and love working with children of all ages. Please call Carly 0405398604 MASSAGE PRACTITIONER Mullumbimby, phone 0439492804 CHEF & APPRENTICE Hardworking professional staff required for Rails bistro. Ph Adam 0423454773 CLEANERS wanted, 2-4 days/wk, w/end work necessary, must be quick, reliable, att to detail and have exp in luxury accom cleaning. Phone Star 0431204422 CLEANERS REQUIRED for resort & holiday unit cleaning. Must have own ABN & able to work weekends. 0409939325 CAFE ALL ROUNDER with Barista skills for Suffolk Park restaurant. Ph 0421034813 CLEANER casual for B & B in Byron Bay, incl w’ends, local resident, exp & ABN pref, min 6 months. Phone 66856625 NANNY required part time, possibly in exchange for s-cont accom. D/f, n/d, n/s, guru & religion free. Phone 66845512 or 0427667791, leave msg. EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER for 5-star resort. Must be efficient & reliable. Please call Vai or Cat 66807555 BEAUTY THERAPIST SULIS House of Lush. If you are qualified & dedicated and want to work in Byron’s newest Hair & Beauty salon, we would love to meet you. Please bring your CV to Shop 1, 15-19 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Ph 66808801. HAIR STYLIST SULIS House of Lush If you are qualified & dedicated to giving exceptional client care – we would love to meet you. Please bring your CV to: Shop 1, 15-19 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Ph 66808801 CHEF part-time or full-time, immediate start, great working conditions, Lennox Head restaurant. Ph Wayne 0402333300 QUALIFIED Remedial Massage Therapist/Tarot reader/Beauty therapist with insurance. Santoshi 66856792 PART TIME SEWING MACHINIST req, indust exp essential. Ph 0415207174

MYOB OPERATOR, excellent rates. Phone Jackie 0408310187 HAVE SAW WILL TRAVEL handyman experienced, mature, reliable, honest. 21yrs building exp. No job too big or small. Phone 66840033 WINDOW CLEANING also painting, and other small jobs. Ph John 0411842117 MOWING over summer holidays, fast & reliable workers with own equipment at reasonable rates. Call 66843084 DRAFTSMAN seeking subcontract work with builder or arch office, 2.5yrs exp, com & res projects. Ph 0416440048 GERMAN qualified painter, excellent workmanship, reasonable rates, references, avail now. Ph 66846831 CLEANING residential & commercial, excellent references, honest and reliable $20ph. Phone 0413038590. CLEANER available, casual or permanent 3hrs min, $25ph. Phone 0402589493

TUITION TAFE TESOL COURSE 6wk p-t course in Byron to teach English o’seas. Beg 16th Feb $1000. Co-ordinator 0428139882, Ballina TAFE66818913 LEAP. Learning Enhancement Advanced Program. Specialised Kinesiology for learning difficulties. Proven results. Reg. Practitioner Sandra Davey Ph 66846914 ENGLISH LANGUAGE + TESOL ESL & TESOL courses in handy Byron location. BYRON BAY ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL. 66808253 GUITAR/JAZZ Harmony Tuition Con/Uni level guitar, bass and theory taught privately in Suffolk by former head of guitar studies at NRCAC. Ph 66854989 or 0404611428 ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS also JAPANESE language, $15 / lesson, Certified teacher, bilingual. 0412621692

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EXPERIENCED AND TALENTED CLEANERS required, for flexible parttime, classy eco cleans. Car/ABN required. Ph 0413190266 GUEST SERVICES/ASSISTANT required for luxury boutique accommodation. Excellent presentation, outstanding customer service skill & attention to detail a must. Experience preferred. Email to: CHEF POSITION Bohemia at Byron Good hours. Phone 66809979

MUSICAL NOTES SOUL-FUNK-R&B BAND MAMA ROUX As seen busking on the streets of Byron Bay. Available for hire. See video at: or phone Charlotte 0409718249 BYRON SOUND LOUNGE rehearsals, recording & PA hire. Ph 66808938

PA & BACKLINE HIRE - PA’s 100 to 50 watts, guitar/bass amps. Cool pedals, guitars, basses, some vintage gear too! Daily/weekly/weekend hire, great rates. Phone 66854989

MATTHEW RAY KIDSON 21.03.1990 - 06.01.2008 We will never forget you Matt. You are our brother, with us forever. Love you mate. Mullum U/18s 2007, 2008

SOUL-FUNK-R&B BAND MAMA ROUX Available for hire. See video at: or phone Charlotte 0409718249

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF OUR MUM & OMA AUSTRALIE . Jennifer Dorothy Verroen . Maar , blanke lelie, och! in ‘t midden van de rozen Men u, op uwen steel, zag flauwen, en bezwijmen, Die waart des vrijers wens, der oudren zoete hoop, Uw geest geblust is, en de fakkel van uw Hymne, ’t Is kostlijk, dat om goud nocht tranen is te koop. . Joost van den Vondel (Dutch Poet) . Hans Peter ‘HP’ Verroen, Saskia Verroen-van den Tol and Romy, Daniel and Elise Verroen

VINCE AND THE VIPERS Acoustic three piece party band Book early. Phone 66844235 LATIN DANCE BAND VIVALUCION 4 piece available for hire. Phone Mauricio 0402514652 See video BIG BANDIDOS BIG BAND Recession? Why not hire a 16 piece jazz-latin ensemble. See video at: or phone Lismore Con 66217457 ELECTRIC GUITAR strat shape, 10w amp $160. Ph 66884307 PIANO Brinsmead, exc cond $2300. Ph 66884307


MANY HAPPY RETURNS ROBERT 18 on January 6. Much love from Mum, Dad, Grandma, Aunties & Uncles HAPPY 50TH BIRHTDAY PAUL BEVAN Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Warwick, Sandy and your daughter Charmion

DEATH NOTICES JENNIFER DOROTHY VERROEN 05.03.1945 - 29.12.2008 . I could not tell you what I felt, I never tried to explain it, but yet I knew what I meant, when I kissed you or grieved you in gladness and sadness. Love is only really love, when silence becomes a language. Gerard


24.11.1996 – 23.12.2008

Now Danny mother of Derry and his siblings died less than 2 months after her son. We have 12 years of love, fun, loyalty, joy and happy memories and the care of many friends to sustain us. The vets at Billi and Megan Kearney are gratefully thanked as well. A wise dog we loved her so. Jenny, Mungo and Ruby Star


JENNIFER DOROTHY VERROEN I will miss you Jenny more than I can say. You were very special to me and words cannot say how much I thank you for everything you did for me. Love always, Corrie Verroen We remember Jennifer . In the short period of time we knew Jennifer, she expressed LOVE. Especially towards Gerard her husband and pal, but also LOVE for others: both people and animals. We are thankful we knew her, loving and tender and will gratefully remember her. . We wish Gerard a lot of strength with this huge loss. . Janny and Ko Vermeulen-Verroen TO OUR BELOVED JENNY From across the world, we miss you immensely & eternally. . ‘Princess’ Pam Arledge DJ and Linda Leary Jack and Fay Chestnut Lynn Yaeger Coralie ‘Likki’ Nelson Nancy and Karl Cambronne Vaike Radamus Joanna and Roger Haugen Paul, Eva and Beorn Wijmans & the St Claire Street ‘Kelly Gang’: Madonna and Dick, Norma and Jerry and Mary Beth IN LOVING MEMORY OF MATTHEW RAY KIDSON always thinking of you. The Christies

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You touched our hearts in many ways. Sadly missed every day. Love eternally, Mark, Karen, Matt

Matthew Ray Kidson 21-3-1990 – 6-1-2008 “My Heart My Soul’ Deeply loved and sadly missed brother, son and friend. Our hearts now have an extra beat. For you live within us all. Never Forgotten. With all our love Mum, Richard & Angela.

LOST & FOUND LOST Red Heeler male, 15yo, 2nd Jan, Huonbrook. Please Ph Joy 66840420

PETS ADOPT A CAT from Animal Welfare League NSW. Phone 66844070 MUSCOVY DUCKLINGS Phone 66847237 PETS FOR LIFE ANIMAL SHELTER

KEITH (BOMBER) BROWN 8/1/35-29/12/06 A special man who touched many lives & lived life to the fullest with everyone. Forever in our hearts. Shirley, Ashlee, Leanne, Tony, Luke & Cody KEITH BROWN Dad, your passion for life and enthusiasm for friendship will always be cherished. You will always remain close to our hearts. Love Shane & Liz

Kitten Season We have 20, many colors. Shelters are full. Please desex your animals! All our animals are desexed, microchipped, vacc, wormed, flead.

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ONLY ADULTS DEEP MASCULINE HONOURING Sacred & sensual full body Tantric massage by gorgeous Goddess, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Ocean Shores. Ph 0425347477 or 66805434 LADIES WANTED for massage plus more. Hervey Bay, short stay welcome. Live in, staff quarters, internet, meals included, day shifts only, female owner. For more info please phone 07 41946801 or 0413116300. BEST BODY MASSAGE. Guaranteed. 0415200866 – 10am - 6pm Bruns. TANTRIC MASSAGE - 10am-7pm Relax & heal. Paul 0409556969 SENSUAL MASSAGE for women, healing, divine touch. Karl 0432860099

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS Please stick this by your phone AMBULANCE, FIRE, POLICE .............................................................. 000 AMBULANCE Mullumbimby & Byron Bay .................................131 233 BRUNSWICK VALLEY RESCUE Sea & road rescue...................6685 1999 BRUNSWICK MARINE RADIO TOWER ...................................6685 0148 MULLUMBIMBY HOSPITAL ......................................................6684 2266 BYRON BAY HOSPITAL ............................................................6685 6200 POLICE Brunswick Heads .......................................................6685 1277 Mullumbimby ..............................................................6684 2144 Byron Bay ...................................................................6685 9499 Bangalow ....................................................................6687 1404 STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE Storm & tempest damage, flooding.6684 3444 AIDS Confidential testing & information (ACON) ................................6622 1555 AL-ANON Help for family & friends of alcoholics .......... 6685 9690, 6680 4429 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 24 hours....................................6686 8599 ANIMAL RESCUE (DOGS & CATS) .........................................6628 1358 LIFELINE .........................................................................................131 114 MENSLINE 7pm–11pm nightly (phone counselling & referral for men)..6622 2240 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meets daily ....................................6680 7280 NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE ..................................................6684 1286 NORTHERN RIVERS GAMBLING SERVICE ...........................6687 2520 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 24 hour crisis line ...............................1800 656 463 GAMBLERS’ ANONYMOUS Meet 7.30pm Tuesdays at Byron Hospital Group Room, Shirly St, Byron Bay......................0405 087 529 NORTHERN RIVERS WILDLIFE CARERS...............................6628 1866 KOALA HOTLINE........................................................6622 1233 GEORGE THE SNAKE MAN.................................................0407 965 092 NSW Wildlife Information & Rescue Service (WIRES)..........6628 1898

High business taxes A study by the Institute of Public Affairs has found that a typical medium size business in NSW will pay $27,000 more in State taxes than the same businesses in other States, according to Ballina MP and Shadow Minister for Small Business & Regulatory Reform, Don Page. ‘The tax imposed in NSW is 7% higher than the average across all six states and 14% higher than in Western Australia,’ he said. ‘NSW is uncompetitive in terms of payroll tax, land tax, stamp duty and motor vehicle registration which is one of the main reasons business in NSW is really struggling. ‘ These higher taxes slow business growth, reduce investment, and stifle jobs growth in NSW. In Queensland payroll tax is 4.75% compared to NSW at 6% and the threshold in

NSW is $623,000 compared to $1m in Queensland. Is it any wonder NSW businesses are setting up in other States like Queensland when their tax regime is so much lower? ‘Not only are NSW small and medium business paying more in State taxes than other States, another study found that in NSW these businesses are spending an average 20 hours a week on administration (red tape) compared to 15 hours in Queensland. The NSW Government has to make the NSW tax regime competitive with other States if we are going to kick-start the NSW economy and retain sustained investment here. Under successive Labor governments over the past 14 years NSW has gone backwards in terms of business viability, services and infrastructure provision.’

Men ‘neglected’ by health system A survey of more than 2000 Australian men has found that men are far more likely to attend an annual workplace health check than book a visit to their GP. More than 82 per cent said they would attend an overall health check at work. The need to take health checks to men – rather than hoping men will book an appointment with a GP – is obvious when the survey results are analysed, according to Foundation 49. Some 44 per cent of men admitted they hadn’t seen their doctor in the last 12 months for a check-up because they ‘just hadn’t got around to it’. This was despite the fact that nearly half the respondents had a family history of diseases like cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes and depression.

Health checks Just over half the respondents had an annual health check in the last 12 months, according to the online survey conducted by Foundation 49. Many men described the frustrations of attending a GP’s surgery as a major reason for their reluctance to seek an annual health check. Some believed doctors were more concerned with patient turnaround than actually treating patients; others didn’t trust their GP while some felt an annual health check would waste a doctor’s time. Others resented waiting beyond their appointment time when their lives were already overloaded with commitments. Half said they’d have a health check if they had a doctor they trusted while 35 per cent said they’d go if their wife or partner told them to.

Respondents came from a wide range of ages and socio-economic backgrounds giving the Foundation an excellent snapshot of men’s attitudes to their health. Foundation 49 is a sevenyear-old men’s health initiative of Cabrini Health. The aim is to help Australian men live long and to live well by reducing the number dying from preventable conditions. According to the Chairman of Foundation 49, Associate Professor Gary Richardson: ‘Australian men have been seriously neglected by the health system for too long. The health statistics reveal the true impact of that neglect.

Years lost ‘Every year more than 470,000 years of life are lost to the male population due to premature death from heart disease, cancer, accidents, suicide, alcoholism, obesity and smoking. Imagine the impact of those lost lives on those men’s families, workmates and friends? ‘Currently in Victoria, there are nine women’s health statewide services funded by the State Government, and no funded men’s health services. ‘The Federal Government has recently begun to redress this imbalance through its recent men’s health ambassador program – but so much more needs to be done – and quickly.” ‘I call on Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, to increase funding in male-specific preventive health initiatives – like workplace health checks – and to make it easier for men to take action before they succumb to lifestylerelated illnesses that could be prevented or treated effectively if picked-up early.’

The Byron Shire Echo January 6, 2009 47

News Extra Pin This Up Sjogren’s Support

The first meeting of the IVF Support Group is on Thursday January 15 from 6pm to 8pm at the Lismore Workers Club. Meetings are held fortnightly thereafter. (Dates: Thurs Jan 29, Feb 12 and 26 etc.) Guest speakers for the first meeting are Dr Glenn Taylor and Jeanette Jones. Any further information please e-mail: northernriversivfsupport@hotmail. com. The Northern Rivers IVF Support Group has been established for people thinking about IVF, starting IVF or currently undergoing IVF.

The Australian Sjogren’s Syndrome Association Inc is looking for volunteers for office admin and driving, also expressions of interest are invited from anyone who may be interested in attending a coffee club, starting Friday January 9 at 10am at the Bombay Cherry Restaurant, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby. The idea is to gather and make arrangements to go on outings or meet at different peoples places to showcase different interests, Ring Bev on Workshop News Vacancies are still available for 6684 3704. Family Drug Support workIVF Support shop ‘Stepping Stones to SucThe Northern Rivers IVF Sup- cess’ on January 10/11 and port Group is all about sharing 17/18 at the Guide Hall, Carand understanding the emo- lyle Street, Byron Bay. Contact tional and physical toll, but FDS Office on 4782 9222 or most of all giving support to visit or email each other during this exciting Paryet terrifying time. Sydney IVF ticipants develop skills to cope run 4 clinics a year in Lismore with living with a loved one (Feb, May, Aug and Nov) and with a substance abuse probon average they have between lem in a non religious, open 25 to 35 couples participate. forum providing a confiden-

tial, non judgemental, safe en- Cat and Dog vironment to talk and to listen to others travelling the same Desexing journey. If you are the holder of a Centrelink pension or health care Bangalow Breakfast card and are struggling to afThe Bangalow Historical Socie- ford the cost of having your pet ty will be holding a Fundraising desexed, the Animal Welfare Breakfast on Saturday January League North Coast Branch 10 at the rear of the Bangalow may be able to help you. Please Hotel. Breakfast will be avail- ring 6684 4070. able from 7.30am to 10.30am to coincide with the Bangalow Men’s Support Farmers Market. Bacon and Group egg sandwiches, muesli, orange Mullum Mates is a newly juice and coffee will be served formed Men’s support group using, where possible, locally that meets every Tuesday night grown produce. For further infrom 6.30 to 9pm in Mulformation contact Wendy on lumbimby, cost $5 donation. 6688 4342. The group has been formed in conjunction with the LisBillets Wanted more Men and family Centre. Billets are wanted for the ‘UtThis is an opportunity for men tartantra’ Teaching on Budto share stories and discuss a dha Nature given by Dzongsar range of topics. Phone 6622 Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche 6116 for details. in Bangalow from January 30 to February 8. If you would like Neighbourhood to open your home to a friendfrom Australia or overseas for Centre Thankyou the duration of this teaching The Management of the Mulplease contact Rasa by email: lumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre and the Soup

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low, Big Bird from Palmwoods, Youseff and Hanna at the Olive Grove, all our fantastic volunteers and all those who generously donated to the Christmas hampers and bought in presents for children, clients and volunteers. There were also a number of people who made cash donations throughout the year, thank you so much! If anyone has been omitted from this list, sincere apologies but heartfelt thanks is also extended to you.


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Kitchen thanks the following businesses and individuals for their contributions in 2008: Linknet, Jordan’s Bakery, Mullumbimby Bakery, Santos Mullumbimby, David Lawson Computers, Anglican Church, Uniting Church, Neil Johnson, Ron and Dennetts, Continental Crust Bakery Ballina, Greg and Chris at Coffee Oasis, Brunswick Health Foods, Leafy Greens, Jim and Trish Sol Bread Distributers, Mr Buckley from Stone Fruit Farm Banga-


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Two residential properties to be sold separately or as one at Auction (unless sold prior) Option 1 - Newly renovated family home on 636.14sqm boasting 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 lock-up garages and a brand new gazebo. Option 2 - Level land parcel with double storey garage & studio. Plans for a 4 bedroom home off studio are council approved and included in the sale. Option 3 – Purchase the entire property with a total land size of 1100sqm Realistic and motivated to sell, the owner will consider all offers prior to Auction.

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The Hinterland Specialists


OWNERS WILL SET RESERVE TO ENSURE IT SELLS!! X 50 Acres - numerous possibilities X Swimming pool - Elevated northerly views

X Coopers Creek frontage + Swimming holes X Comfortable brick & timber home

28 General Stubbs Drive, Rosebank AUCTION 5TH FEBRUARY I INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT SALES AGENT Hugh Hanrahan 0402 198 652 WEBSITE ID 352109



5 ACRES NEAR BYRON X 10 mins to Byron, 5 mins to Bangalow X Northerly aspect

X 1.35 acres of Blue Chip real estate X Elevated views to Byron lighthouse X Views to ocean and Ti-tree lakes

X Permanent creek, town water X Comfortable 2 bedroom home, sep. studio

624 Bangalow Rd, Talofa

30 Buckleys Road, Tyagarah


OFFERS OVER $1,300,000 I OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 3.00 - 3.30PM SALES AGENT Denise Burch 0408 193 415 WEBSITE ID 346188 SLY IOU D SER DUCE RE



STYLISH VILLAGE LIVING X Contemporary style renovation X Lovely views over Bangalow village

X Build or renovate the choice is yours X Established gardens and trees X Owner wants it sold


OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 1.00 - 1.30PM FOR SALE $720,000 WEB PID 355330




X Generous living & lounge area X Rear sundeck & easy care gardens

6 Hanlon Court, Bangalow


X Gorgeous 5.8 acres with lovely views X Comfortable 3 bedroom timber home

X 90 fertile acres in blue chip Newrybar X Never to be built out Pacific Ocean views

Phillips Road, Newrybar

778 Binna Burra Road, Federal OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 2.00 - 2.30PM $799,000 $699,000 WEB PID 318414



Agent declares interest

QUINTESSENTIAL BANGALOW X Less than 100m to Bangalow’s shops X Freshly renovated period home

PANORAMIC VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS X 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom brick home X 8 acres (of 10) under cattle agistment

X Swimming Pool, double garage X Ideal for the growing family

Cowlong Road, McLeans Ridges



OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 12.00 - 12.30PM $559,000 $549,000 NEW LISTING


INVESTORS TAKE NOTE X Wrap around verandahs with lovely outlook X 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, DLG

WE HAVE PURCHASED OUR NEXT HOME! X Established family property X All offers invited, delayed settlement avail.


X Approx. 4.5 clean acres X Elevated rural views, spring fed dam

Suffolk Park


OPEN HOUSE 11.00 - 11.30AM $715,000 $665,000 WEB PID 318290

SALES AGENT Hugh Hanrahan 0402 198 652 WEBSITE PID 341009

6687 1500

X 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom X Spacious living with atmosphere

20 Parrot Tree Place, Bangalow

FOR SALE $835,000 I OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 1.00 - 1.30PM SALES AGENT Steve Leslie 0413 833 077 WEBSITE PID 353337



2 Elkhorn Place, Bangalow


Greg Price

Steve Leslie

Terri Williamson

Janice Maple

Krysten Basso

X Huge 1,380m2 block with fabulous views X Park like rear garden overlooking reserve

Denise Burch

Hugh Hanrahan

Rob Nedwich

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 12.00 - 12.30PM FOR SALE $995,000

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Laidback, coastal living has never been so stylish

From its unspoiled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;beach villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, easy-pace and friendly locals to its famous surf breakâ&#x20AC;Ś Lennox Head offers laidback coastal living as it should be. At Elevation Lennox Head, you can now enjoy the relaxed Lennox lifestyle while living in a premium new neighbourhood, master-planned to create a quality of address unique to the region. Our Stage 2 Land release offers level homesites with sweeping hinterland views, cooling sea breezes and parkland aspectsâ&#x20AC;Ś all just a few minutes from the village and the beach. Inspect Elevation Lennox Head today. t )JHI MFWFMIPNFTJUFT ELE/36-ECHO


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â&#x20AC;˘ Fantastic location â&#x20AC;˘ Total north facing â&#x20AC;˘ Magnificent views â&#x20AC;˘ Great holiday let

â&#x20AC;˘ Generous 821sqm (approx) block â&#x20AC;˘ Quiet cul de sac â&#x20AC;˘ 5 minutes walk to Byron Bay golf course â&#x20AC;˘ Sub tropical gardens and amazing bird life â&#x20AC;˘ Breathtaking views

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$ 825,000

$ 710,000

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay







â&#x20AC;˘ Three bedrooms â&#x20AC;˘ Separate guest accommodation â&#x20AC;˘ Magic mountain views â&#x20AC;˘ 28 acres (approx) â&#x20AC;˘ Spring fed dams

â&#x20AC;˘ Beautiful original 3 bedroom chamferboard home â&#x20AC;˘ Stunning fretwork, open fireplace and period features â&#x20AC;˘ 6 inch polished floorboards, 11 foot ceilings â&#x20AC;˘ Large rear deck with $ 675,000 easterly village views

â&#x20AC;˘ Walk to the beach, push bike to town â&#x20AC;˘ Well positioned beach house, reserve on one side â&#x20AC;˘ 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, very private â&#x20AC;˘ Neat and tidy with lovely entertaining area

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Fiji – Rare Freehold Land Opportunity Seaside Serenity


Excellent Business Opportunity

✔ 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom beach house

✔ Fenced corner block approx 705sqm

✔ Established 2+ years

with adjoining studio/ home office

✔ Single garage + workshop/storage

✔ Located in thriving new shopping

✔ Quality coastal location & lifestyle ✔ 5 min walk to South Golden Beach ✔ 20 mins drive north of Byron Bay ✔ Spacious open plan living area with

high ceilings & polished timber floor ✔ Versatile study nook/small rumpus ✔ Covered decks with outlook to yard

Contact Will Sorrell 0417 653 312. Elders New Brighton/Ocean Shores. 6 Strand Ave, New Brighton 2483. 02 6680 1594. Internet Id: 349698 New Brighton

/Ocean Shores

centre ✔ Fully staffed ✔ Good potential to grow the business ✔ Long term Lease

$420,000 + SAV Contact Warren Lattimer on 0428 660 187. Capminster Property Services Ph: 02 6622 1077. Fax: 02 6622 1370.

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BANGALOW Byron’s Cheapest Beachside Property Call NOW before it goes… ✔ Delightful beach cottage ✔ Water views & sunsets ✔ Seconds to the sand ✔ Fantastic Byron location ✔ 758sqm block Contact Barb Upson Shaw 0410 599 230

Phone 6652 6552 Fax 6685 7685 Email Barb @

Byron Bay

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

✔ Enormous potential – tourism,

✔ 10 cleared fenced acres

✔ Stylish 4 bedroom, 2 bath home plus

horticulture, horses Price: $1,550,000 Contact: Morag 0403 498 648 or Brian 0408 899 555 Internet id: byrhs

✔ Minutes to Bangalow village

study ✔ Stunning pool with entertaining

cabana ✔ Beautiful gardens, creek frontage ✔ A perfect paradise on the edge of Bangalow

MURWILLUMBAH 02 6672 7121

From $ 95,000


✔ 14 (approx) parklike acres

✔ Self contained studio & huge shed

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.

✔ 3 bedroom air conditioned home ✔ East facing pool & secluded gardens ✔ Rural views, dam & 2 ample sheds

Price: $695,000 Contact: Morag 0403 498 648 or Brian 0408 899 555 Internet id: smihs

✔ Ideal to build your ideal home ✔ Run cattle or horses or plant an

orchard ✔ Peace & privacy


2/13 Wharf Street, Murwillumbah NSW 2482

This magnificent 106 acre property takes in the north face and the north half of the summit of beautiful Mt Chincogan.

HILLTOP MASTERPIECE – ‘BENTLEY’ UÊÊՏÞÊÀi˜œÛ>Ìi`Êi>ÀÞÊ£™ääÃÊ̈“LiÀÊVœœ˜ˆ>Ê …œ“iÊ UÊÊ{ʏ>À}iÊLi`Àœœ“ÃÊ܈̅ʣÓvÌÊViˆˆ˜}ÃÊ>˜`Ê«œˆÃ…i`Ê Ìˆ“LiÀÊyʜœÀà UÊÊ-Üii«ˆ˜}ÊÛiÀ>˜`>…ÃÊ܈̅ÊÎÈäÊ`i}ÀiiÊۈiÜÃÊ œvÊ̅iÊ/Üii`Ê6>iÞÊ UÊÊ>À}iÊÃ>ÌÊÜ>ÌiÀʈ˜‡}ÀœÕ˜`ÊÃ܈““ˆ˜}Ê«œœÊ >˜`ÊBBQÊ>Ài>Ê UÊÊ-ˆÌÕ>Ìi`ʜ˜Ê££näõ“ÊLœVŽÊ܈̅ÊLi>ṎvÕÊ >˜`ÃV>«i`Ê}>À`i˜Ã UÊÊ"˜Viʈ˜Ê>ʏˆvï“iÊ̜ʫÕÀV…>Ãiʜ˜iʜvÊ ÕÀ܈Õ“L>…½ÃÊwʘiÃÌt Inspect: Saturday 17th January, 1-2pm DST Address: 13 Bent St, Murwillumbah Price: EXPRE$$ $ALE (All Offers Submitted) Contact: Mark Chappell 0400 483 351 Century 21 Northern Rivers

Mt Chincogan is a major landmark in the Byron Shire, and dominates the skyline of the Brunswick Valley. Only the second time offered for sale in over forty years, the property lies at the end of a quiet country lane. There are several potential homesites that have spectacular views to Byron Bay, Julian Rocks, the Brunswick River and the Pacific Ocean. Located just five minutes north of Mullumbimby, ten minutes to beautiful South Golden Beach, and only twenty minutes to Byron Bay itself, the property boasts privacy while still being within close proximity of the beautiful beaches and townships of the Byron Shire. Huge development potential for future tourism / eco resort / mountain hiking / B&B etc. Call owner on 0437683533 to arrange an inspection. $1.7m. Go to for more information. HOME SITE LOT 1 106 ACRES

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OPEN FOR INSPECTION 16/5-9 Somerset Street, Byron Bay. Saturday 12-12.30pm. Contact Sharon on 0408 659 649. 4 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay. Saturday 1-1.30pm. Contact Sharon on 0408 659 649. 89 Corkwood Cres, Suffolk Park. Saturday 2-2.30pm. Contact Sharon on 0408 659 649. Tea Tree Place, Coogera Circuit, Suffolk Park. Saturday 3-3.30pm. Contact Peter on 0411 837 330.

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LJHooker 4/31 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7300


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Byron Bay Surprise Have you ever wanted to escape to your own paradise? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your chance. This 40 acre property has ocean to Cape Byron Lighthouse views and is within 5 kilometres of Byron Bay. This sea side acreage is complimented with an architect designed home spread over 36.5 squares plus 17 squares of covered verandahs. The home features a gourmet kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms plus a self contained guest retreat. The oak parquetry floors lead to the library and lounge/dining room that

opens up with cathedral ceilings and exposed beams. Every room has a view, including the spa room that looks over the 15m in-ground pool or looking out onto the sub tropical landscaped gardens while entertaining friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lothlorienâ&#x20AC;? is a sea change with country charm and only 500 metres to beautiful Tallow Beach. Asking price is $3,600,000. Contact Liam Annesley on 0417 780 795.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Breezeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; At Brunswick Heads These ten two storey homes are located in downtown Brunswick Heads within an easy walk to the beach, river, local shops and the famous hotel. The houses have timber floors, large decks and are open plan in design with light filled balconies. A combination of modern materials has been used to bring an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;architectural feelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to the site. There are nine homes

with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and one single bedroom, two bathroom home. Agent declares interest. Contact Jon Luton on 0422 794 384 or Glen Irwin on 0418 604 080. LJ Hooker Byron Bay (02) 6685 7300.


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This Is Blue Chip Mullumbimby Real Estate Views As Far As The Eye Can See! 45 Bougainvillea Drive, Federal. â&#x153;&#x201D; Superior quality - newly built 4 bedroom home â&#x153;&#x201D; Separate media room â&#x153;&#x201D; Open plan living combined dining and kitchen â&#x153;&#x201D; Easy care 4.75 acres â&#x153;&#x201D; Only the best fixtures and fittings â&#x153;&#x201D; Landscaped grounds

â&#x153;&#x201D; Designed by local architect â&#x153;&#x201D; Luxury master suite Price $1,575,000 Contact Mark Kinneally 0429 868 001 Lois Buckett Real Estate 6687 4399

Ed Silk 0418 660 063

Gordon Street Mullumbimby is location, location, location. â&#x153;&#x201D; Located opposite Heritage Park and the Brunswick River â&#x153;&#x201D; Short drive to Steiner school â&#x153;&#x201D; Beautiful 1920s home could be one of the most desirable properties in town â&#x153;&#x201D; This impressive home has an attractive ambience â&#x153;&#x201D; Separate office or artists studio with blissful garden view setting

This property has it all with front and rear verandahs, timber floors, high ceilings, rosewood timber doors and lush tropical gardens with rear lane access. Price $838,000 View by appointment 7 days. Contact Mark Kinneally 0429 868 001. Lois Buckett Real Estate 6687 4399



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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Vistaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sensational Views to The Nightcap Ranges! 811 Coolamon Scenic Dr, Coorabell. There is no doubt it is all about the views here. You will look for a long time to find an easy small acreage property like this one (1.777 ha). The home itself has 4 spacious bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and double garage. One bedroom is separate from the house which would be ideal for a home office. Do not delay as this property represents exceptional buying. The ideal life style property awaits your inspection.

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Genuine interest in the combined two lots being 809 & 811 Coolamon Scenic will be considered prior to 14th March 2009. Auction 4th April 2009 Contact Mark Kinneally 0429 868 001 Lois Buckett Real Estate 6687 4399 located in Lennox Head & Bangalow

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The Perfect Lifestyle Property 491 Friday Hut Road, Brooklet A very nice package indeed! It is all about the location here! This property features a dual occupancy four bedroom home with a detached fully self contained 1 bedroom flat. Set on a very easy care 1.4 billiard table like hectares. Other features include a large 4 bay shed with 3 phase power and in ground pool. What the owners

are really going to miss is the peace and quiet and enjoying rural adjoining activities and cows grazing without all the hard work. Price $900,000 Contact Mark Kinneally 0429 868 001 Lois Buckett Real Estate 6687 4399

Rarest Opportunity So Close To Byron! 809 Coolamon Scenic Dr, Coorabell. The property comprises of the main residence, a 3 bedroom country cottage, recording studio, inground pool and two other substantial outbuildings. The property has existing rights and approvals for various uses. The recording studio is built from teak and rosewood timbers sourced from the surrounding area. The property features the most amazing grounds with access to spring and underground water.

Only an inspection can do the property justice if you are a serious buyer looking to move to the Byron Bay area and would like to enjoy everything that this vibrant locality has to offer. Auction 4th April 2009 View by appointment Contact Mark Kinneally 0429 868 001 Lois Buckett Real Estate 6687 4399

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Spectacular Ocean And Hinterland Views 141 Piccadilly Hill Road, Coopers Shoot. A very special property â&#x20AC;&#x201C; few places offer such inspiration and beauty. â&#x153;&#x201D; Spring fed dam, watercourse and rainforest area â&#x153;&#x201D; Unique home with plenty of character and charm â&#x153;&#x201D; Amazing sense of space both inside and out â&#x153;&#x201D; Close to airports: Ballina (15mins), Coolangatta (45mins)

â&#x153;&#x201D; 100yr old figs & views to the mountains â&#x153;&#x201D; 106 easily accessible acres, high on

Coopers Shoot â&#x153;&#x201D; Less than 10 min drive to Lennox Head,

Broken Head, Byron Bay and Bangalow Auction in New Year 2009. Contact Mark Kinneally on 0429 868 001 Lois Buckett Real Estate 6687 4399

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Arrow Hillsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Private Hidden Valley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Great Views

Lots 10, 11, 12 & 13 Thomas Street, Bangalow Undoubtedly one of Bangalowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best addresses. Located just behind Readings shops, there are four fully serviced blocks to choose from. This will be the last time in history where vacant blocks in this location with pleasant rural views and a real easy stroll to the village will ever be available again. To be auctioned

131 Taylors Rd, Nashua (end of road). Nestled at the end of a little country lane and less than 10 minutes from the village of Bangalow you will find the ideal rural lifestyle property. All the hard work has been done here. Very rarely do properties of this calibre become available. The property features 39.71 hectares of mostly improved pasture, Wilson River frontage, an internal creek, good fencing

post council final approval. Land size is approximately 600sqm. Offered subject to registration. Long settlement. Call Mark today. Auction in New Year 2009 Contact Mark Kinneally 0429 868 001 Lois Buckett Real Estate 6687 4399

and a very comfortable 2 bedroom barn style dwelling. Perfect if you want to build your own place. Auction on site Saturday 31st January 2009 Contact Mark Kinneally 0429 868 001 Lois Buckett Real Estate 6687 4399

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