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Nick Jeanes, pictured centre, and dozens of other health and spiritual practitioners guided and inspired hundreds over four days at Bangalow’s Starlight Festival. Held at the A&I Hall, there was all-day yoga, shamanic journeys, children’s workshops, gourmet vego food, psychic readings and live music. Photo Jeff Dawson
Solar train explained ficient for a number of return trips between charges. Our calculations show that the combined solar panels and regenerative braking will generate the equivalent amount of power, required daily to run the train service.
Regenerative braking Tim Elderton, managing director of Lithgow State Mine Railway explains, ‘In regards to the amount of solar panels and batteries required, critics fail to take into any consideration the effect of “regenerative braking” (known as regen for short). Any electric vehicle would be most inefficient without regen, as it recap-
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Following community interest regarding the technical aspect of how Byron Bay’s new train service will operate with a solar conversion, development director Jeremy Holmes has provided that information. The service is planned to commence in the coming months from near the Elements of Byron resort in Sunrise Beach into Byron’s CBD. Holmes says that solar power will be collected from the roof of the train and from the roof of the train storage shed to charge sizeable batteries on the train. ‘Energy from these batteries will drive dual electric motors and be suf-
tures up to half of the energy used during acceleration. ‘The electric traction motor wiring circuit is reversed, which turns the electric traction motor into a generator. The generation of electricity retards the train and the electricity generated goes back into the batteries for reuse. Regen has been used on electric trains for more than sixty years, and every modern electric truck and bus has it fitted. Electric solar traction systems are available off the shelf for retrofitting into buses and trucks, and because the railcar is basically a big bus, running continued on page 3
Like former Labor PM Keating’s famous quip about his recession – this is the rate rise debate we need to have. Owing to the predictably strong opposition to the plan, Byron Shire general manager Ken Gainger has sought to address the complaints and perceptions surrounding the controversial plan to raise rates above the state cap. At its December 2016 meeting, Council resolved to ‘lodge a notice of intent to apply for a Special Rate Variation (SRV) from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART)’, although it is yet to determine how much of an increase it will apply for. That decision will be taken in February. Mr Gainger has denied staff are leading councillors ‘by the nose’ to adopt the plan and that they have been ‘lazy’ in not considering ways of making visitors pay their fair share, such as an ‘Airbnb’ tax or extending paid parking to other towns. He also refutes the claim that Byron’s rates are ‘among the highest in the state’ and says that in fact they are ‘among the lowest in the region’. Mr Gainger also said that changes in the valuer-general’s land valuations, which have led to rate increases in some parts of the Shire, have had the opposite effect in others. He has also reiterated that unless Council increases its rates base significantly, it will likely fail the state government’s ‘fit for the future’ test and be slated for amalgamation. Mr Gainger’s points appear in
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full as follows. Why are ratepayers being asked to foot the bill and not visitors? While Council has now informed the IPART that it intends applying for a Special Rate Variation it has also asked staff to explore how additional funds can be raised from tourist levies, local businesses that profit from tourists, and holiday let establishments. Staff will report back to council in February before the council determines the level of rate increase that it applies for. Why wasn’t a ‘no rate rise’ option considered? It was clear to the council that such an option was not feasible given the extent of Council’s infrastructure backlog and the requirement to meet the seven performance benchmarks set by the state government/IPART. Has Council been lazy in not exploring alternatives to a rate rise? Over the past four years council has slashed the number of senior staff and reduced staff salaries, significantly improved operating efficiencies, raised new revenue through paid parking and property sales, saved $300,000 per year in smarter procurement, refinanced loans and paid down debt, slashed council’s legal costs, and established a new infrastructure fund. Don’t we already pay some of the highest rates in the state? Council’s general rates are among the lowest in the region and other councils of similar size in NSW. As a result of the valuer-general’s re-valuations, rates have increased continued on page 3
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substantially across the Shire Despite new valuations Council’s overall rate yield has not increased beyond the rate peg level. While some property rates have gone up beyond the rate peg because of revaluations this is offset by other properties’ rates going down because of a drop in valuation. Has new staff and road machinery already been procured? No it hasn’t. Councillors were not
aware of the SRV financial detail. Staff and councillors have been working through potential SRV scenarios for the past two years, with significant financial detail discussed during a series of strategic planning workshops. To suggest that councillors blindly follow staff recommendations is disrespectful to our hardworking councillors. Council should spread pay parking to other towns. Council recently extend-
ed pay parking to Wategos. Council has also undertaken parking studies for Bangalow, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and Belongil. These studies will be reported to Council over the next 12 months and consultation will be undertaken with those communities on parking management options. Q For more information on the proposed rates increase go to Byron Shire Council’s website www.byron.nsw.gov.au.
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How will a solar-driven train work? continued from page 1 on a short, flat, low-speed run, this technology is very well suited.’ A further statement from Byron Bay Railroad Company reads, ‘Our intention was to get the train up and running prior to the solar conversion; however, technology has developed rapidly in this area to the stage that it is technically feasible to implement now. ‘Byron Bay Railroad Company has ordered the necessary components and materials and are awaiting their arrival in the coming months. ‘The solar-charged batteries are designed to operate all
systems including traction power, lighting, control circuits and air compressors. We understand the train in India referred to by [resident] Lee Cass has the solar panels only powering the lighting and possibly the air-conditioning. ‘The custom-designed curved solar panels on the roof of the train, combined with the solar array on the storage shed roof, will generate sufficient energy to power the train when combined with the regenerative braking system. ‘The train will retain one of its two diesel engines so that in the event of prolonged inclement weather or other unfore-
seen issues it can still operate. ‘However, batteries and their charging off the grid supply are being designed to accommodate normal day and night operation including when, of course, the sun isn’t shining. ‘While there are specific licensing and accreditation requirements for conventional electrical infrastructure (sub-stations, feeder systems, overhead wiring etc) the use of electrically driven trains operating independently of fixed overhead wiring is commonplace.’ Q The statement also says the project has the support of Transport for NSW.
Anne Leon and Potts have inspired and stimulated each other’s art for many years now. The richness and depth this collaboration has brought is apparent in their A Matter Of Balance exhibition at the Lone Goat Gallery, which runs until January 18. The gallery is located in the Byron Bay library building, on the corner of Lawson and Middleton Streets. Photo Jeff Dawson
Clarification on NYE story Spanish people living in Byron have taken issue with Dailan Pugh’s comments, reported in last week’s Echo, that ‘Byron’s transient Spanish community seem to be at the core of the parties at Tallow Creek’. Victoria de la Fuente, a Spanish person living in Byron, contacted The Echo and
said, ‘I attended five beach parties (Tallows and Whites beach) in the past few years. ‘Two of them were organised by Spanish people, one by Italians and two of them by Australian locals. ‘Saying this, the two biggest ones were organised by locals, yes locals, for the last
two consecutive NYEs with a few hundred people attending. So I am very surprised that the Spanish community is considered “the core of these parties”. ‘It is unfair to give the main responsibility for these parties to our community’, she says.
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â€˜If you think that your belief is based upon reason, you will support it by argument, rather than by persecution, and will abandon it if the argument goes against you. But if your belief is based on faith, you will realize that argument is useless, and will therefore resort to force either in the form of persecution or by stunting and distorting the minds of the young in what is called educationâ€™ â€“ Bertrand Russell, Human Society in Ethics and Politics (1954).
New dates set for Little Shop of Horrors production
Woodchop carnival big part of Bruns history Aslan Shand
Fireworks will be lighting the sky this Saturday January 14, announcing the opening of this yearâ€™s Fish â€™nâ€™ Chips festival in Brunswick Heads and the 57th annual woodchop carnival. Sparkles will hit the night sky from 9pm, with the best spot being the riverbank in Banner Park â€“ on a good night the reflections in the river are as beautiful as the fireworks above. Women and men from around the world will come to compete and find out who has the fastest axe between January 18 and 21. Event secretary Joy Slater says, â€˜This is a true community run and supported event. It started in 1961, and is run by local volunteers along with the help of the McGregors Family Carnival, who helped set it up. It is about bringing people into town, providing entertainment and support for local businesses.â€™ The Fish â€™nâ€™ Chips festival name was conceived in true Australian style â€“ in the pub. A reflection of the two major industries in the area at that time the Fish represents
Cult classic Little Shop of Horrors is back on track to be performed by the Bangalow Theatre Company (BTC) at the A&I Hall on February 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18. BTC co-founder Anouska Gammon says the new show dates signify much anticipation owing to the showâ€™s postponement in November 2016. â€˜Brian Pamphilon, the leading man who plays the beloved Seymour has now fully recovered from his injury and the cast are all ramping up to deliver! â€˜The cast and crew have all been very supportive of Brianâ€™s recovery and the show
Brad Delosa chopping for glory in 2014. Photo Jeff Dawson
the fishing boats that set off across one of the most dangerous bars in Australia and the Chips the flying chips from logging the redwoods that were floated down the river to be traded from Brunswick. In fact, this is the second woodchop festival in Brunswick, with the first festival running between 1928 and 1932. The aim of this first event was to raise money to link the town of Brunswick to the beach via a footbridge â€“ you can still stroll across it today. 2017 will see three axemen: Jamie Head, Mitchell Argent
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and Brad de Losa from the Australian Chopperoo team competing. Ms Slater says, â€˜In what has been a good year for the Australian axemen the five man Chopperoo team of Jamie Head, Mitchell Argent, Brad de Losa, Laurence Oâ€™Toole and Brayden Meyer combined to win the Stihl Timbersports World Championship for the third year, proving that Australia is â€œking of the woodâ€? once again. During the event they broke two world records.â€™ Women have been competing in the festival since
2007, and will be providing a high level of competition. Similarly, the junior girls and boys will demonstrate the upcoming skills and abilities of the younger members of the sport. â€˜We have a two-year-old boy who will be demonstrating his skills,â€™ said Ms Slater. â€˜He is a fourth-generation woodchopper and his grandfather made him a little tommy axe to use. You should see him chop.â€™ Q For more information on the Fish â€™nâ€™ Chips festival and the woodchop carnival visit www.bhwoodchop.com.
has had some breathing room to further develop owing to the postponement. â€˜The cast have had more opportunity to engage with their characters and each other, and the process has been highly successful. We are very lucky to have such a skilled and collaborative team working around the clock. This is community at its best!â€™ Q Door open for performances at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start at the Bangalow A&I Hall. Tickets are available from bookings.bangalowtheatre.com.au and in person from Barebones Gallery on Byron Street, Bangalow.
Warmer than average in 2016: BOM It was a year of extreme weather events, wetter than average overall, and the fourth-warmest on record for Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorologyâ€™s Annual Climate Statement 2016 released last week. Assistant director climate information services Neil Plummer said, â€˜Australia was warmer than average in 2016, with a national mean temperature 0.87Â°C above average,
and it was the fourth-warmest year on record.â€™Â Â â€˜Sea surface temperatures around Australia were the warmest on record in 2016, and were 0.77Â°C above average. The World Meteorological Organisation figures have announced that 2016 is very likely to have been the warmest year on record for global mean temperatures.â€™ QFor more info visit www. bom.gov.au.
Funding our future Have your say by 18 January Byron Shire Council has resolved to notify the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of our intent to apply for a Special Rate Variation (SRV) in 2017. The increase amount will not be decided until February 2017. As part of the process, Councilâ€™s revised Integrated Planning and Reporting documents are now on public exhibition until 18 January. They include: t 3FWJTFE%SBGU%FMJWFSZ1SPHSBN t %SBGU4USBUFHJD"TTFU.BOBHFNFOU1MBO (FOFSBM'VOE
t %SBGU-POH5FSN'JOBODJBM1MBO The above documents bring together Councilâ€™s various strategies, plans and budgets to provide services, infrastructure and ensure future sustainability. A SRV is part of our 'JUGPSUIF'VUVSF $PVODJM*NQSPWFNFOU 1SPHSBN. Without a SRV, Councilâ€™s â€˜Base Caseâ€™, as detailed within the %SBGU4USBUFHJD"TTFU.BOBHFNFOU1MBO and the %SBGU -POH5FSN'JOBODJBM1MBO demonstrates that Council will not be ďŹ nancially sustainable and the condition of assets will continue to signiďŹ cantly decline and fail. Base Case - Rate peg only (no additional rate increase) t t t t
No increase above the rate peg (in early December 2016, IPART set the rate peg at 1.5%). Required expenditure will signiďŹ cantly exceed the current budget allocation. Increased signiďŹ cant failure of high risk assets that will not be ďŹ xed immediately; this will include potential bridges, roads and building closures. Based on the rate peg of 1.5% for 2017/18, plus an estimated rate peg of 2.5% each year for three years; the cumulative rate increase is 9.3% on general rates (ordinary land rate) - excludes water, waste and sewer.
Proposed Options Three proposed SRV options were presented to the Byron Shire community during October and November 2016. The feedback on the options was collated and presented at the 15 December, Council meeting. Option 1 - 7.5% Deteriorate (including rate peg) t t
Additional $10.78million over four years. Combined with proposed loan borrowings of $6million over three years, Council will have a total funding pool of $16.78million over four years to allocate towards asset renewal and maintenance. Over 4 year period, this reďŹ‚ects a 33.5% cumulative rate increase on general rates (ordinary land rate) - excludes water, waste and sewer.
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Saved $millions through operating efďŹ ciencies and restructuring. Raised new revenue of $2M per year through pay parking. Rationalised and developed Councilâ€™s property portfolio. Saved $300K per year through smarter procurement. ReďŹ nanced loans and paid down debt. Slashed Councilâ€™s legal costs. Invested in infrastructure renewal through the creation of a new Infrastructure Fund.
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Option 2 - 10% Maintain (including rate peg)
What happens next?
You have until Wednesday, 18 January to provide your feedback. Feedback from the community will be reported to Council in early February 2017 and help determine what Special Rate Variation option will be submitted to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for approval. If successful, the increased general rate will come into effect from 1 July, 2017.
Additional $16.47million over four years. Combined with proposed loan borrowings of $6million over three years, Council will have a total funding pool of $22.47million over four years to allocate towards asset renewal and maintenance. Over 4 year period, this reďŹ‚ects a 46.4% cumulative rate increase on general rates (ordinary land rate) - excludes water, waste and sewer.
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Additional $22.45million over four years. Combined with proposed loan borrowings of $6million over three years, Council will have a total funding pool of $28.45million over four years to allocate towards asset renewal and maintenance. Over 4 year period, this reďŹ‚ects a 60.2% cumulative rate increase on general rates (ordinary land rate) - excludes water, waste and sewer.
You can ďŹ nd out more at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/funding-ourfuture. Feedback on the amended IP&R documents, and the inclusion of the Special Rate Variation options, can be emailed to email@example.com or post to:
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Government fends off adequately funding TAFE over breakfast ‘Order! I remind the member for Tweed Heads that members are not permitted to eat in the chamber!’ – temporary speaker of the House, Mr Lee Evans, Hansard transcript, November 17, 2016.
While Geoff Provest (Tweed Heads Nationals MP) stuffed his face in the NSW lower house (re-imagined, right), debate raged around him over the Technical and Further Education Commission Amendment (Funding Guarantee for TAFE) Bill 2016. The bill is an attempt by Labor’s Prue Car to guarantee that at least 70 per cent of vocational training funding in NSW goes to TAFE. Recently the coalition government has diverted some TAFE funding to businesses to provide training. Yet the ‘Smart and Skilled’ reforms have not entirely been a huge success – even Murdoch’s The Australian reported in July 2016 that the ‘scheme is partly to blame for a dramatic drop-off in publicly funded training.’ Will Labor’s bill succeed in restoring funding? No. Government MPs in the lower house have the majority and defeated the second reading on November 17 last year by eight votes. So let’s examine – post mortem – how our dearly elected rabble debated such an important issue.
Essential services There are big questions around the merits of privatising essential services. Not just education, but health and prisons, for example. Should the market determine and own everything? Are our dearly elected so incompetent that they need to divest all their responsibilities? Reforming TAFE by the political elite appears to be really about making it into a factory to ‘get a real job’ and
giving business the reigns, no matter the consequence. The value art – or pursuing anything other than making money for its own sake – is something conservatives will never understand, let alone care about (art classes were some of the first to go after the government moved on TAFE).
Station in life You wouldn’t expect much support for public education from a party that owes its station in life to private education. And privilege. The coalition evidently see anyone with less income and education as a burden. They must be punished, like Centrelink is doing. But as it happens, those who were disadvantaged can actually succeed if education is available to all. Local Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) spoke of how, as a child, she needed to care for her single mother who could no longer work owing to injury. She said she had to leave school at 15 but later completed her Higher School Certificate in one year at TAFE. Smith told the chamber, ‘I know that under the current system, in the early days before my family situation was assessed, I would have slipped through the cracks, even with the concessions afforded to
students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. ‘The red tape, the bureaucracy and the time that it takes to enrol now are impediments. My life would have been very different if I had not been able to do the HSC.’ She said, ‘We have forgotten that this is a conversation about universal education.’ ‘We have also forgotten that universal education is at the heart of a civilised country. It is at the heart of our values. We have lost that. ‘When people talk about percentages, we have forgotten that access to free education is the birthright of all Australians. The corporate model of education will not engender creativity, innovation and lifelong learning. ‘It is the responsibility of government in this country to provide universal education for its citizens. The choice in this debate should be between a well-funded and fully resourced public education system and other systems. ‘Instead, we have a choice between a resource-starved public provider with a casualised teaching profession and government funded corporate models.’ Apart from Ms Smith’s input – which included a reminder that similar ‘Smart and Skilled’ schemes in Victoria
and QLD have been a disaster – there is plenty of meaningless rhetoric littered through the Hansard transcript. Labor MPs did have a crack however at explaining how public education is worse off with the current government.
Talking points The talking points of coalition MPs included Labor’s past failures while in government, ‘which created a market for registered training organisations to come in by stealth to try to steal some of TAFE’s market,’ (Kevin Anderson, Nationals). The coalition also listened and responded ‘to teaching staff, students and industry.’ (Jai Rowell, Liberal.) Rowell said, ‘[Those opposite] claim that the government has cut TAFE funding in half when we are investing $1.82 million in TAFE – a $100 million increase on last year.’ But Rowell also kicked toys around the sandpit like an unattended toddler, pouting that those opposite were campaigning on ‘fear and smear,’ and implied they were liars. He then wasted time when challenged and acted like a Bgrade lawyer, claiming that he didn’t call any individual a liar. A few coalition government MPs even trumpeted record investment and attendance in TAFE’s within their own electorate! If only the rest of us lived in their well-to-do suburbs. Labor’s Julia Fin made the point that Granville TAFE is now almost a ghost town, and historic buildings are now empty and being put out to tender. Q The transcript is at http:// bit.ly/2i4I1KJ.
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Ballina ratepayers face an almost 17 per cent increase in their rates over the next three years, most of it to fund road maintenance, as well as improving the shire’s degraded waterways. At its meeting last month, Ballina Shire councillors voted 7–3 to place on public exhibition their preferred option to increase rates over the 2017–18 to 2019–20 financial years. The total increase would be 4.9 per cent in 2017–18,
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then 5.9 per cent the following two years, a total of 16.7 per cent for the three years. Ballina mayor David Wright told The Echo that the river and waterways health issue had been prominent ‘for quite a while now’ and needed addressing by funding action to rehabilitate them. The plans will go on public submission early this year. Crs Phillip Meehan, Jeff Johnson and Ben Smith voted against the option.
Proposed new planning laws favour mining industry: LTG Proposed amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 could be a boon for the mining industry, according to the Lock the Gate Alliance (LTG). The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 comes in at a hefty 115 pages and is on public exhibition until March 10 via www.planning.nsw.gov. au/Policy-and-Legislation/ Legislative-Updates. According to LTG NSW co-ordinator Georgina Woods, ‘These draft changes could have been written by the mining industry itself. They provide no new protections for the public or the environment, while shortening the approval process for big mining companies to steamroll over communities.’ When asked about the claims, a NSW planning department spokesperson told The Echo, ‘Legislative proposals in relation to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) are designed to increase efficiency in processing, while maintaining the rigorous assessment appropriate to statesignificant projects.’ ‘The Independent Plan-
ning Commission (IPC) will introduce a new two-stage hearing process. In the first stage, the Commission will hear from proponents and community representatives, to identify issues for the assessment of the proposal. In the second stage, the Commission will undertake detailed interrogation of proposals, assessment reports and draft conditions. ‘Community members will have the opportunity at each stage to hear from proponents and from assessing officials, and to assist the Commission to test the arguments and the effectiveness of conditions. ‘The proposed amendments to the planning legislation mean that community members will have an earlier opportunity to address the Commission, where there is a public hearing. ‘The expertise of the members of the current NSW Mining and Petroleum Gateway Panel will be retained, and will be integral to the new Independent Planning Commission’s operations, maximising the input of experts in areas including soil, water, air quality and geology’.
Horse riding school opens David Bradbury
It was a fun day for kids on Sunday with the opening of Mullumbimby’s new horseriding school. The Belmont Park Equestrian Centre threw open its gates and kids were treated to free horse rides and horseback riders firing arrows at targets as they galloped by and jumped obstacles. Located at the end of Coral Avenue next to Mullum Showgrounds, the Belmont horse centre is the vision of Chris Gort, who has worked horses all his life and was part of the travelling roadshow Outback Spectacular. Chris is joined by partner Louise
Saddle up! Some of the crew at the new riding school. Photo Treena Lenthall
Teoka, who is a fully qualified horse trainer and teacher. Louise moved her riding school down from the Gold Coast to Mullum to help
Chris establish the school. Anyone interested in getting lessons for their horse-riding cowgirls or boys can ring 6684 1526.
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In partnership with The Drill Hall Theatre Company, The Ngara Institute will be presenting a special preview of The Incorruptible, running over seven days from January 26. It’s by prominent Australian playwright Louis Nowra, and tells of a political kingmaker who plucks a plaintalking, Christian conservative from relative obscurity
and plants him into the most zens to either sit back and powerful political position mourn the transformation in the land. However, the of a fair society into a neoconservative’s incorruptible liberal experiment or to do high moral ground feeds an something about it.’ entrenched political corrupThe play runs for seven tion and a monster is born. shows – January 26, 27, 28, 29 Director Gregory Ait- and February 3, 4, 5 at the Drill ken (A Midsummer Night’s Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby. Dream, The Ballad of EdQ Tickets are available at gar and Mary) says, ‘Louis www.trybooking.com/OGJB Nowra challenges us as citi- or at The Bookshop, Mullum. Byron Shire Echo archives: www.echo.net.au/byron-echo
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Former Greens councillor discusses rates, roads and the bypass Aslan Shand
Owing to his wealth of council knowledge, The Echo asked recently retired two-term Greens councillor Duncan Dey his thoughts on some of the big issues facing the Shire. Raising rates via a special rates variation (SRV) has been looming over the Byron Shire Council since the state government threatened all NSW councils with amalgamation if they weren’t financially Fit For the Future (FFF). The biggest hurdle for Council is its failing roads. Roads are one asset that will always cost the council money and the more people using them the faster they degrade. Dey says, ‘You need to maintain them. There are large amounts of traffic both from tourists and the large amount of unapproved accommodation that has been created over the years. ‘Roads are deteriorating at a much higher rate than other assets because of the large and increasing resident numbers, tourists because there is no public transport – to live in the Shire you must own your own car.’ Having served as a councillor from 2002 to 2004 and a second term from 2012 to 2016, Dey has had plenty of experience working out where Council spends its finite pool of money. ‘As far as I understand it from Council staff, historically the quality of the roads has deteriorated because from the small amount of money the Shire has to spend it has also diminished the portion being spent on roads. ‘Maintaining a new road is far cheaper than an old one. ‘This fact combined with the level of traffic on a road will determine where it stands in the queue for repairs. ‘Currently the council is working towards an asset management system that rates the roads from a high asset, in good condition, to
a low asset. ‘Once it gets to the bottom class – it’s a basket case,’ said Dey. ‘A low-class asset is a road that will need to be rebuilt’. This road then becomes a long term project because rather than being $7/m2 to fix ‘it is hundreds of thousands of dollars.’
SRV only option ‘Because local government is the tail on the dog of state government and has to follow state government legislation, a SRV is the only option that a council controls to raise extra funds. ‘Council made the financial changes and promises to get us over the line as part of the FFF agreement. One of the promises made was the SRV. The new council shouldn’t be blamed for the current situation.’ Nonetheless, Dey says he wouldn’t be voting for the SRV unless it was combined with a range of other measures. ‘If I were on Council, I would be saying to the general manager that unless the SRV is part of a package of endeavours that included: ‘First: raising parking fees in Byron from $3 to $4 an hour – which could raise something like a million dollars. ‘Second: a bed tax. Council should pursue that until their knuckles are worn off. There is also an alternative to bed tax, which is to try to increase rates for businesses involved in tourism. ‘Third: currently rates are based on the unimproved value of land. Council should be beating its little drum to make rates based on the improved value of land. ‘If these weren’t part of a range of strategic policies then I wouldn’t vote for it.’
Tourists Complaints have been coming fast following New Years Eve and the Falls Festival focusing on illegal camping and the rubbish left behind.
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‘This is an ongoing issue. Council has regulations and signage for no camping,’ says Dey. ‘We could just build toilets at areas we know people are camping illegally or we could create enough spaces and charge money to camp. ‘If not, we have to have enough enforcers to stop the illegal camping. Rangers need to charge fines.’
Bypass As the tourists flow in the question of the Byron bypass continues to simmer in the background. According to Dey, it will be in the courts for some time to come and the longer it spends there the less likely it is the bypass will be built. Predicted to reduce traffic in the congested Byron CBD by just 18 per cent, the bypass has a long controversial history. Though Dey supported it when on Council; he saw it as part of a range of solutions rather than a solution in its own right. ‘It’s not the answer to traffic. Traffic is in such a state of chaos that it will only ever be dealt with through a suite of changes. ‘The old paradigm – the dinosaur answer to road con-
gestion – is to build more roads. Australians have yet to wake up to demand management in regards to driving their cars. So, in his wisdom, the previous MP for Ballina Don Page made his swan song the $10 million funding of the Byron bypass. ‘But now it will cost more and may need to be scrapped. I predict that when it finally becomes shovel-ready, the cost will be so high that councillors will have to think twice before it goes ahead.’ Other solutions would range from public transport and park and ride through to shared and pedestrian zones. ‘I see no reason why Jonson Street shouldn’t be a pedestrian zone,’ said Dey.
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The future With a new council finding its feet, Dey hopes that they will remember to listen and respond to the community. ‘My hope is that they listen to their community. ‘They can’t just go for the result; they have got to cherish the process and take their community with them. ‘Secondly, I would like them to resolve the conflicts between the coastal real estate and nice beaches; you can’t have both. My priority is the beaches. We can look after the landholders – but that may not include what they clamour for. ‘Thirdly, I’d like them to establish industries that aren’t based on tourism, but are based on our attributes, for example niche food production.’ Finally, what would make this council remarkable? ‘Infrastructure. Score us some public transport. Get the states to pay for the public roads. The gem would be public transport – it would be great to get the train going.’
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Stop learning and save the species Educating yourself could be the downfall of civilisation – seriously. That’s the message from a US academic from the University of Connecticut who believes that over-educated ‘elites’ pose a threat to the stability of western societies. Professor Peter Turchin (peterturchin.com) heads research using a mathematical model called cliodynamic, which measures historical events as statistical data. While it is no crystal ball, he argues, ‘History needs to become an analytical, predictive science.’ His theory centres around social indicators, which he says are related, despite not appearing to be. They include ‘stagnating or declining real wages, a growing gap between rich and poor, overproduction of young graduates with advanced degrees and exploding public debt…’ In a 2008 essay, Turchin explained how patterns cut across historical periods and regions. One pattern is the oscillation between population decline and instability, such as peasant uprisings and civil wars. He writes, ‘Applying the above approach to eight secular cycles in medieval and early modern England, France, the Roman Empire and Russia, we find that the number of instability events per decade is always several times higher when the population was declining than when it was increasing. ‘The probability of this happening by chance is vanishingly small. The same pattern holds for the eight dynasties that unified China, from the Western Han to the Qing, and for Egypt from the Hellenistic to the Ottoman periods.’ Important factors in twentieth-century revolutions were the rapid demographic change and elite over-production (or over-education), he says. ‘When Tony Blair was Britain’s prime minister, he set out to increase the proportion of youth getting higher education to 50 per cent. He was presumably unaware that the overabundance of young people with advanced education preceded the political crises of the age of revolutions in western Europe, in late Tokugawa Japan and in modern Iran and the Soviet Union.’ But Turchin is optimistic – he says records show that societies can avert disaster. ‘We need to find ways to ameliorate the negative effects of globalisation on people’s wellbeing. Economic inequality, accompanied by burgeoning public debt, can be addressed by making tax rates more progressive. Ours is the first society that can perceive how those forces operate, even if dimly.’ Seven years ago, he predicted on www.nature.com that ‘the next decade is likely to be a period of growing [political] instability in the US and western Europe.’ And three years ago he said the peak of political turmoil will occur in the 2020s. While Australia is thankfully a more egalitarian society, we may be on a similar trajectory, thanks to a merchant banker PM in a shrinking top hat. At least Australia’s falling education standards align with Turchin’s theory that we need a dumbeddown population to avoid catastrophe. Hans Lovejoy, editor News tips are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
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he first week of 2017 was dominated by the distraction of Australia’s spat with Indonesia – or more properly Indonesia’s spat with Australia. The problem, it was belatedly revealed, was that the rotating troops training at the Campbell barracks in Perth were unhappy about some of the written material handed out for them and also about a couple of crude cracks from the local boys. Not too serious, one might have thought; no more than locker room banter, as Donald Trump would no doubt call it. But obviously the crack fighters of Kopassus have not read The Australian. Apparently they are unaware that giving insult and offence to ethnic and religious groups is part of the Australian way of life – the bulwark of free speech. Any attempt to impose political correctness (or tact, or civility, as it used to be called) is an attack on democracy itself. It’s just as well the sensitive souls of Kopassus had not been told about section 18c of the Anti-Discrimination Act – they may well have complained to the Human Rights Commission and where would we be then? Instead, they reported their dismay up the chain of command to the defence supremo, the abrasive Gatot Nurmantyo, who promptly suspended all co-operation between the two countries. After a major kerfuffle, it appears that the suspension would, in fact, be suspended, but only after some major grovelling from our hapless defence minister Marise Payne. The upshot is likely to be that relations will continue – with a fervent desire to be good neighbours from the political leaders of both sides, but fraught with tension and misunderstanding from just about everyone
else. The theory remains that Indonesians are all right to visit, but we still don’t regard them as full allies or equals: they would almost certainly fail Peter Dutton’s planned for a revised citizenship test, let alone satisfy his demands that European religious folk songs should be compulsory for primary schools children. But we digress. This particular foreign affair may be over, at least for now. But it is an indication of how easily things can spiral out of control if due diligence is not applied outside our borders as well as within them. I noted last week
Palestinians never have, and never will, accept what they saw as a political fix, and fought back in their own ways. Israel’s pre-emptive strike in 1967 annexed a chunk of Gaza from Egypt and a chunk of Jordan from the West Bank, and although Gaza was restored to a kind of autonomy under the newly constituted Palestinian Authority and an area of the West Bank received the same treatment, Israel sought to secure its borders through sanctions, restrictions and finally settlements. These were always illegal under international law, but in spite of a few hiccups, the de-
Apparently Kopassus is unaware that giving insult and offence to ethnic and religious groups is part of the Australian way of life. by Mungo MacCallum that Malcolm Turnbull’s government seemed completely flat-footed when faced with the very real possibility of confrontation, either economic or military or both, between the United States and China. But now our glorious leader may also be forced to a rethink over the perennial carpet of eggshells that is Israel. Australia’s longstanding position over the nation it helped to found has been that Israel has the right to exist within secure borders, but that there must eventually be a formula by which the Palestinian people can do the same – the so-called two-state solution. However, devising such a process has proved intractable for nearly 70 years. In hindsight, the impasse was always obvious: installing a Jewish population in a small area surrounded by hostile Arab neighbours was always a recipe for trouble. Many of the displaced
mands of a growing population for living space (or lebensraum, as a former expansionist regime once justified it) became the norm. And after years of frustration as negotiations stalled, Barack Obama and John Kerry finally became frustrated. Sure, Israel may be the region’s only functioning democracy – although some Palestinians living within its greater borders would argue that it is a very incomplete one. But if Israel is meant to be the good guy, why must it be so intransigent? And why do so many Israeli politicians – including, at times, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu – flatly reject the two-state solution? Hence when a raft of western allies, including Britain, voted for a resolution condemning the settlement program, Washington broke the habit of a lifetime and abstained from vetoing it. There was outrage from the Right, of course, and Netanyahu, for
whom any criticism of his regime is anti-semitism, pure and simple, announced it was a declaration of war from one of the sponsors, New Zealand. But Australia, in the form of Julie Bishop, said that for us, nothing has changed: we always support Israel, but we also support a two-state solution. The position was barely tenable, but it was at least credible – until Tony Abbott demanded that all aid to the Palestinians be cancelled and our embassy in Tel Aviv should follow the lead of Donald Trump, who threatened to move America’s embassy to Israel. Even Abbott’s most devoted allies, the Nationals, drew the line there: Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash told the former leader he was not helpful. And he isn’t – so what else is new. However, he has escalated an issue which Turnbull and Bishop would much rather remains in abeyance. But even without Abbott’s unhelpful intervention, they may be forced to reconsider. Trump has made it clear that his approach will be far more partisan and aggressive: it is all but certain that he will abandon the two-state solution. And as we know, when America acts, Australia follows. To do so, of course, will further antagonise the Arab nations and embolden local jihadists at a time when Turnbull desperately wants to bring as many Australian muslims as possible into his revamped version of Team Australia. But to defy Trump’s base will outrage his recalcitrant right, for whom Israel is their own Holy Land. This is hardly the start Turnbull wants for his new year, which is meant to be about economic delivery. It will be both a domestic labyrinth demanding all his agility and yet another exciting foreign affair he could do without.
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phins being chased by great white sharks. Protecting this â€˜great white cash cowâ€™ has resulted in an out-of-balance ecosystem. Now while out surfing I donâ€™t see very many dolphins. Whatâ€™s being done to protect dolphins from great white sharks? George Greenough Broken Head
Stunned The Cunning Stunts is the name chosen by an organisation who raises funds for local charities (ie victims of domestic violence and home-
lessness, Mullumbimby Family & Neighbourhood Centre) by holding regular DJ events at the Billinudgel Hotel, and is proudly sponsored by Bay FM. Say the name out loud and whatâ€™s the word that comes to mind? Wikipedia states â€˜the C... word is the most blasphemous, degrading, derogatory and disparaging word of the English languageâ€™. It is the beall and end-all of all cursing. Yet its original meaning describes an important part of the female anatomy. With this association, the use of this word, especially
in public media, openly reinforces the inequality and disrespect that females are subjected to in our society where this word is so acceptably used. Although seen by some as a â€˜harmless play on wordsâ€™, simply to â€˜catch oneâ€™s attentionâ€™, the subliminal use of this type of language is in fact what creates, feeds and fuels a culture that encourages contempt and dishonour to all women. A culture in which alarming incidences of violence against women are so prevalent. Statistics show that more than one woman per week has been killed by domestic violence in Australia in 2016, with one in every three women having experienced physical violence. I have great respect for the hard work that this organisation achieves by financially supporting the disadvantaged and those in need in our community. But, by choosing the name The Cunning Stunts, conflict arises with what the organisationâ€™s desired intent and purpose are. Helen Oâ€™Sullivan Ocean Shores
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Invasion of the peace snatchers Q A thin sliver of intense red sunlight, like a giant bloody fingernail clipping, cuts above the horizon and soon vanishes up into clouds gathering off Cape Byron. It’s sunrise on New Years Day, 2017. Hundreds of people are sitting meditating, quietly holding hands, gazing east. Above us, the twin beams of the lighthouse slash through the sea mist like giant light-sabres, in perfect time to the crystal bowl music going on below: a dazzling, natural, sound-andlight show. Love is in the air and magick loose upon the landscape. As the daylight intensified and we all chanted three Oms, patches of fog broke up and flocked south with the northerly, like ghosts from the past rushing out of view, allowing a new light to shine through. Holding Suzi as we lay on the grass, I suddenly thought of friends we’d lost and realised it was moments like this that had drawn us to Byron in the first place, a community of like-minded souls… An hour later, I am cycling home via Paterson Hill on a detour to avoid the drunks still shambling around town, and also the many patches of broken glass – little bicycle landmines, now scattered in glistening splotches all along the main roads and footpaths. These will cause punctures for weeks and months to come. But at the summit of Paterson Hill I find another Byronian mountain-top scene: a pack of shirtless and legless young men, occupying the middle of the road, their cognitive abilities enfeebled by fourteenstraight hours skolling Bundy
continued from page 9 of cognitive bias, as described in page 9 of the December 21 Echo. I suppose that had The Echo been in existence when Gough Whitlam established the growth areas of Orange/ Bathurst and Albury/Wodonga in the 1970s a similar cognitive bias report would have graced your front page news. I don’t know Senator Williams; however, he has been prepared to cross the Senate floor and has shown a great deal more guts and knowledge and puts Australia’s interests before his own, unlike most of his parliamentary opponents. Hans, it was cognitive bias that allowed the leftwing media to be blindsided by Trump’s win. Just keep to the facts and endeavour to
and colas. Their cars are scattered, open-doored, spewing rubbish all around the bottom of the water tower, their nearby toilet waste just starting to attract a bevy of flies in the early morning heat (and yes, that’s our drinking-water tower). Thanks to my slim bike profile and rapid peddling, I manage to avoid eye contact with the puffed-up hooligans and slip through their silly, informal blockade. Two hours later a friend of mine was not so lucky. Driving over Paterson Hill to a yoga class, her car was effectively blocked by the same group. One fool jumped on her bonnet, another on the boot and a third on her roof, giggling and poking his ugly head through the window, insensitive to the complex public, personal, and thirdparty property liabilities now in play. Here was a woman, alone in her car, on a major public thoroughfare, being put upon by bunch of drongos at nine o’clock in the morning! And they’d been at it for hours! Where were the police? Where were Council’s rangers? Why do we pay rates and taxes in the first place? This was also Byron 2017 but it didn’t seem to be the one we’d chosen to live in. Paul Davies Suffolk Park Q The Shire is overwhelmed with tourists. It’s more like a war zone. On top of a massive influx of people coming to Byron for holidays, the Falls Festival is the last straw. Because of the heat, patrons from the site flooded into Brunswick Heads, en-
cover both sides of any story, and let that be your New Year resolution. Tim Harrington Lennox Head
Dogs and rates
Being a serious dog owner I was appalled to read of Kelvin Davies’s recent encounter with a vicious dog in Mullum. This sort of irresponsible behaviour gives all dog owners a bad name. However, I have a suggestion. Enrol you and your dog in a fantastic BARCO training program. This program is as much about the owner as it is about their pet. BARCO operates every Sunday on the sporting fields behind Bruns Bowlo (except during school hols). Good fun with friendly people! The other issue is to re-
suring that there were no parking spaces, big queues outside cafes and fast food joints, crowded footpaths, hundreds and hundreds of people crowding the river banks, hundreds if not thousands of people on the beach, Torakina looking more like a stuffed pond than a beach. We live near Devines Hill in Ocean Shores. Illegal camping has been happening every night for the last week and more. My husband on his early morning walk came across a couple having sex on the grass. They had to be careful because the site is littered with turds, toilet paper, empty bottles and rubbish. As he and other neighbours regularly clean up the lookout as it’s a popular destination, picking up turds is not a chore that neighbours will undertake nor should Council staff be obliged to do so. The amenity of ratepayers and people who live in Byron is completely destroyed. Byron has been over-sold by the tourist industry and the festival cartel. If Council does not take immediate steps to object to the efforts of North Byron Parklands to gain approval from the state government to be designated a State Significant Development with 12 events allowing 50,000 people and eight events allowing 25,000, it is clear that Byron will be completely transmogrified into an appalling place with an infrastructure and a community that cannot cope. Byron is not a ‘green shire’. Money, greed and the complete inability of Council to protect the natural assets and spond to the Murdoch (and Trump) supporter who advocates The Echo should become part of the same stable. I feel ill at the thought of it! Finally, I agree with the council’s proposed rate increase. Being a pensioner my income would suffer but the Shire would be a better place to live. Stop whingeing, pay your dues and enjoy the benefits. Alan Ramsay Ocean Shores
This year they are implementing a pension assets test for the hoi polloi while the fat cat bureaucrats sit back for the rest of their lives, licking the cream with their excessive, non-means tested pensions. I guess there’s little we can do about that.
the beauty of this place will ensure its ultimate destruction. Councillors have an obligation to take action or be regarded as complicit in the sad destruction of the Shire. Sue Arnold Ocean Shores Q Another invasion of people, mega festivals, cars, traffic gridlock, illegal camping in streets and reserves, streets used as toilets and garbage tips by people who have no respect for anything or anyone. Roads that are nothing but a dangerous patchwork of potholes. Nothing but stress and loss of amenity for locals. Quality of life and our precious environment are being destroyed by greed and the almighty dollar. Capitalism has well and truly gone berserk in Byron Shire. It’s obvious by the letters in The Echo in response to proposed rate rises that residents, many of whom have spent decades trying to protect the joint from inappropriate development, are well and truly over it. How many more people, mega developments/festivals/tourists can the state government stuff into the joint before enough is enough?! Instead of asking distressed ratepayers to pay more, Byron Council, councillors and residents need to demand the state government, which has created this mess spending millions in taxpayers’ money promoting tourism, to start spending our taxes on providing the infrastructure residents need. Louise Doran Ocean Shores
Then there’s the Chinese multi-billionaire who bought the Victorian electricity distributor. Every time a Victorian turns on their lights, he makes more money. Unfortunately, as reported by Four Corners, he shirks paying tax and when looked into offers the ATO a tenth of what he owes, and they accept and are silenced. This is the perfect example of why owning our own power company is so important. Enova is doing an excellent job and will keep growing. They are to be congratulated on the excellent business model they have incorporated. They will make money, as business must, but they also have ethics and invest heavily back into the area in which we live. continued on page 12
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by Ian Rogers Halfway through the Australian Open in Brisbane it was already evident that Anton Smirnov’s ambitious quest to become a Grandmaster before his 16th birthday will not succeed. Smirnov, a near-unanimous choice for Australian Player of the Year in 2016, has over the past 12 months achieved threequarters of the legs needed to earn the GM title, raising his world ranking to the requisite level and now needing just one of the three required GM ‘norms’. However, the Open in Brisbane has proven a nightmare for third seeded Smirnov. In the second round he misplayed an advantageous position against Tatiana Kasparova of Belarus, rated 350 points below him, and fell to defeat. He then ran into two of Brisbane’s most promising juniors, Hughston Parle and Tom Maguire, and was lucky to emerge with a point and a half. In the diagrammed position, Smirnov (Black to move) against Parle has achieved his aim of a random position but his move
27...Ba8? turned out to allow a nasty trick in response. 28.Qg4+! Kc7 29.g6! Rxd5 30.cxd5 Qxd5 31.Ne6+! 31.g7 was also good, though Black can hang on with 31...h3 32.Qxh3 f5, which led Parle to this inspired idea to block the d5-g8 diagonal. 31...fxe6 32.g7 h3! 33.Qxh3 Qd8 34.Rc1+ Kb6 35.Qxe6+? The most obvious move on the board, but it turns out not to win. After 35.Qh8, Smirnov would have to resign soon. 35...Ka7 36.Qf7+?! Bb7 37.Qh5 Qd5 38.Qg4 Qd6 39.Qg5 Qe6 40.Kh2 Qg8 41.Qg6 Bb6 42.Rc3? Finally losing control. After 42.a4! anything could happen. 42...e4! 43.a4 f3 44.gxf3 exf3 45.a5 Bd4 46.Rd3 Qa2+ 47.Kh3 f2 48.Rd1 Qb3+ 49.Kh4 Qxd1 50.g8Q Qh1+ 51.Kg5 Qg1+ 52.Kh6 Qxg6+ 53.Qxg6 f1Q 54.Qd6 Qf6+ 55.Qxf6 Bxf6 0-1
With the return to school in February, Australia will have to wait a while longer for our youngest-ever Grandmaster, though few doubt he will achieve the feat within the next 12 months.
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Flying too close to the sun Story & image S Sorrensen
Bruce Highway near Caboolture. Monday, 7am. I have managed to get on the highway before the traffic has got too intense. There’s already a lot of cars moving south, but I’m trucking along smoothly. I packed up my Woodford Folk Festival camp last night when the temperature dropped to almost comfortable. Still simmering above 30 degrees, after sunset I was able to fold chairs, dismantle cookers, recycle bottles, and pack grimy clothes without feeling faint. I wanted to hit the road early today to avoid the traffic and – this really inspired me to prompt packing – to enjoy the car’s airconditioning. Bliss. I turn it up to full. In my centre rearview mirror I see only the little caravan. I love this van. It saved me from a slow bake in the Woodford oven. Constructed in Lismore in 1958 by students at the Lismore Technical College, its wooden roof (as opposed to, say, nylon) made my stay at the festival bearable. Otherwise, like the tent campers, when the sun popped like a fireball above the Glasshouse Mountains at 5am, I would’ve had to take refuge in a shady bar, continued from page 10
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FLAWED LAWS NSW forestry regulations are out of date Are NSW forests and the species that inhabit them protected enough from logging and destruction? The Echo recently ran a story where the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claimed to be undertaking ‘a substantial investigation’ into claims by environmentalists that irreplaceable ancient forests had been destroyed in the Cherry Tree State Forest, near Casino. The body responsible is the Forestry Corporation NSW, which is a government department which acts as, you guessed it, a corporation. So far, this species and habitat killing machine has been issued with a official caution, which is like being slapped by a wet lettuce. EPA director forestry, Michael Hood, told The Echo that, ‘The NSW government has recognised that the current forestry regulations are out of date. The government is in the process of undertaking a review of the Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOA) for coastal areas and a draft IFOA is expected to go on public exhibition next year, where members of the community will be encouraged to provide their input and feedback.’
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This model of business is what is needed to change the world from rampant greed and capitalism gone to its worst extreme, where the very rich are prospering and everyone else is floundering. Thank you, Enova, for giving us the chance to make powerful choices that directly influence our families. This enables us get the power back into the right hands and ensures a prosperous community. Let’s hope one day this model is incorporated everywhere and money, the power-god of our times, is more equitably spread. Magenta Appel-Pye Mullumbimby
Why is it possible to be able to visit Lismore, Ballina, Murwillumbah and Tweed in a motor vehicle and not have to avoid potholes? Could it be that their council staff drive around with their eyes open and do something to have potholes repaired and are aware that their residents don’t want to drive around and spend most of their time avoiding possible disasters?
listening to hot fiddle players and drinking cold beer. That’s a dangerous coping tactic if you have to do a gig that night. (Though it seems standard practice for players of traditional Irish music.) Woodford Folk Festival is a world of celebration. But sometimes it felt like a world happily celebrating while sailing too close to the sun. Like Icarus, the thrill of flying ever higher on the wings of mass consumption is melting the very fabric of our society. The temperature range in which humans can survive is a narrow one. This is the biggest danger we face. Presidents and prime ministers may chuck around threats of monetary collapse if corporations aren’t subsidised; they may warn, with furrowed brows and fake concern, of lifestyle change if capital-
ism is constrained; but they don’t face the big issue. Flying high is addictive. And privilege clouds your judgment. (There are dark clouds on the horizon.) I spent most daylight hours lying in a wet sarong on the bed in my caravan with a fan blowing directly onto me. (That sounds strange…) At least there was no shortage of solar power for the little van. It was an enforced rest, an imposed meditation. The rest was good after the preChristmas busyness. And the meditation emptied my mind – except for occasional fantasies of hiking in the Swiss Alps, dogsledding across the last snows of Alaska, and living in a beer-carton igloo inside the Caboolture bottleshop coolroom. Only when the sun set over the parched hill behind
BSC’s plan to solve their problems is to tax property owners and with a bag of money then repair the roads (and toilets and parks, if they remember!) BSC infers that plan 1 and plan 2 are a waste of money and plan 3 might see a slight improvement. What happens when the dollars run out? Some of the road chaos may be reduced but continuing repairs etc will be needed to be implemented immediately. BSC does not have the population to 1. repair existing problems, and 2. keep up the maintenance. The solution is as ugly as it may sound: ‘increase our population’, and the easiest and quickest way to do this is to amalgamate local government areas, eg join BSC with Ballina or Lismore or Tweed or Murwillumbah. Not just keep taxing local property owners, most of whom get zero benefits. At this stage BSC can’t even fix their own street (Station Street in Mullumbimby) and just to name a few other streets: Poplar Avenue, Pine Avenue, Fern Street, Main Arm Road, Coolamon Sce-
nic Avenue. I have noticed regravelling of the odd laneway – what about fixing the roads first and the lanes later? BSC has the hide to then tell us that a large number of suburban streets will never be fixed. I am sure many ratepayers would like to know the streets you intend to ignore so please advise the names of the public roads/streets that you have selected to be included in the ‘never to be repaired’ category. Malcolm Murray Mullumbimby
Richard Hil, Ngara Institute, Echo, December 28, tries to engage by having a conversation with the population about developing new narratives and political solutions to the growing right-wing, populist trend today on a global scale. Let us face it, mainstream politics is rapidly losing credibility and appeal. In an age of neoliberalism, unbridled individualism is undermining political collectivism, as self-interest further permeates our culture and way of life. Meanwhile, right wing
me was I able to peel myself from the mattress, shower, put pants on, sweat, shower again, put drier pants on, and participate in the festival activities. On the road, it’s easy to identify the vehicles that have been at Woodford Folk Festival. They’re covered in dust. (I couldn’t locate my car in the festival carpark after seven days of festival. The Superman logo on the bonnet that helps me identify it from the many other silver Subarus – a car favoured by the alt-chic – was hidden under a thick layer of dust.) A sprinkle of rain near the Caboolture turnoff has merely added a streaky patina to the dusty duco. The streaked Woodford cars, windows saronged against the sun, are filled with camping gear, sleeping kids and sunburnt people wearing soon-to-be-retired festival hats. Yes, we have flown too close to the sun. But ahead, across the eight lanes of shimmering bitumen, squats a storm cloud as dark as the science, as heavy as the news, as wet as hope. Hot and dusty, we rush towards it. Q See more of S’s work at
governments of all persuasions are dismantling and destroying the social fabric of a just and civil society. Skyrocketing inequality, attacks on the public sector, in the name of privatisations, and an orchestrated onslaught by the conservative media are behind these draconian changes. Public opinion is being carefully managed by politicians to deceive us into believing everything is fine, when in reality, the contrary. The public broadcaster ABC is a classic example, as the Turnbull government oversees a steady reduction of programs and services to the public in providing critical analysis and quality material. In order to better understand what this entirely means in all its complexity requires understanding how ‘power’ functions in the current economic, political system. This power does not operate in a vacuum, and needs a means to assert to continue and grow and expand. Political agency is frequently overlooked, and requires constant reevaluating and democratising in order to re build and reenergise the
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Post-electile dysfunction: three ways to whack-a-Trump against women program, and then there’s the very broad challenge of reinventing American democracy.
Whack #1 – That WTFhave-I-done feeling Trump won’t be president until January 20, and while the election winner usually gets a popularity bump around the glamourous inauguration parties, Trump’s poll approvals have already slumped to 38 per cent. So far the only glamour he’s been able to sign up for his party are a teen opera star, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Rockettes – several of whom are declining to show up, including all their women of colour. What’s going on? Like the day after Brexit, many voters are thinking: Okay, we sent our fuck-you to the political elite, but now can we get the puffball slug off the stage? Nope, they’ve got him for four years or eight, unless he’s dismissed. His truly deplorable appointees – the Treasury boss who made a fortune from the 2008 mortgage meltdown; the Exxon-Mobil-Russian-Oil boss for secretary of state; the climate change deniers running the environment and energy departments; the exKu-Klux-Klan creep as attorney-general – are all at least as scary as Trump. Last week his spokesperson Kellyanne Conway threatened the press with retribution if they keep being disrespectful, which caused a fresh eruption of abuse on the most unpopupolitical alternatives. Right-wing nationalist, identity politics are globally on a roll. What is needed is a realisation, that since the 2008 GFC, this crisis has manifested into what we are witnessing today. Progressive politics is in need of much more rigorous debate, to redefine itself into a dynamic, democratic political force to challenge capitalism and its institutions. Boyd Kellner Newrybar
Arrogant Israel One can understand that Jews are determined never to be victims again, but is it necessary for Israel to have evolved into such an arrogant and irrational bully? New Zealand recently cosponsored a UN resolution criticising Israel for continuing to steal Palestinian land. Israel’s historical response was that the move was a ‘declaration of war’. Having won
Whack #2 – Trump called John McCain ‘a loser’ for being captured in Vietnam. Smart move?
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lar man to assume the presidency in living memory. Of course, Trump and his gang personally spewed incomparably vile insults on the Obamas, like his New York campaign chair who wrote: ‘I’d like [Michelle] to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie the gorilla.’ Democrats in Congress and in other levels of government are planning to resist and reject just about everything Trump does, using most tactics Republicans used to frustrate Obama’s plans, but with deeper thrust. California governor Jerry
Brown promised to team up with other Democratic states including New York to bring America’s carbon emissions down to what Obama promised the world in Paris two years ago if Trump goes through with his promise to cancel Obama’s. Jerry, who’s 78, reminded the fossil-fool president-elect that California has the seventh largest economy in the world, and ‘more sunshine than Texas has oil’. Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren has a bill in the Senate demanding Trump reveal what he’s doing with his billion-dollar businesses while he’s in the White House. And these are the polite,
over the far right throughout the western world and thereby effectively silenced criticism, Israel is now hypersensitive in a way that to me indicates unconscious guilt. The usual refrain from apologists is that Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East. Assuming that’s true, does this give Israel the right to seize land occupied by Palestinians and call the Jewish usurpers ‘settlers’? And to describe radical Jews as ‘ultra-orthodox’ when really they are fundamentalists extreme as any Jihadist? Worse in fact because their extremism is based on the racist premise of Jews being the ‘chosen people’, while anyone can become a Muslim. Indeed they treat Arabs with the same contempt as white ‘settlers’ treated native inhabitants all over the world during the colonial era. The fundamentalist argument goes something like this: God gave us this prom-
ised land 3,000 years ago and encouraged us to genocide the Canaanites who previously occupied it. We subsequently owned it up till 2,000 years ago. Therefore it’s ours and the Arabs are trespassers. Besides, the Arabs own so much land elsewhere. Not long ago that Dutch twat Geert Wilders proclaimed that Israel was at the forefront of the fight against Muslims and that’s why he was a supporter. What short memories we have when it’s convenient! If there hadn’t been any Israel to offend Arab sensibilities, perhaps we wouldn’t have this Jihadist problem now; certainly the plane hijackings of the 70s were a direct response to Israel’s arrogant intransigence, seizing more land every time they won a ‘defensive’ war. The other history worth remembering is that Israel was founded on terrorism. The Stern Gang and the Irgun continued on page 18
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establishment Trump-rejecters. Millions more regular folks, especially people Trump denigrates for their race, youth, and gender, are plotting fuck-yous of new orders of magnitude. There will be a multitude of small battles over, for example, Trump’s plan to demolish the federal prevention of violence
Last week Obama announced he’d instructed the CIA and the FBI to investigate more to back up their recent contention that Russian spies hacked Clinton-friendly email accounts to damage her election campaign. Trump was outraged, as usual, but stayed below apocalyptic on this one because a far-right US president can’t really keep on defending Russia’s spies against ‘our own’. Trump blamed the whole crisis – it already involves the biggest tit-for-tat US-Russian ‘sanctions’ since the worst days of the Cold War – on American ‘leftists’. But then, last week, Republican House leader Paul Ryan and senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham all announced they want to investigate the Ruskies even
harder than Obama plans to.
Whack #3 – What Obama will do next? One of several ways Republican billionaires have won control of the US Congress in recent years is by spending big to get their own yesmen (they don’t back women) elected to local and state level posts, because those are the people who redraw the electoral boundaries for the next elections. This old trick, called gerrymandering, has reached new heights in the past 15 years, allowing Republican candidates to win the majority of House seats nationwide while the majority of voters have voted Democratic. So Barack Obama is planning to use his huge popularity – he just won the ‘most admired man in America’ poll for the ninth year in a row – to travel around the nation supporting Democratic candidates for local and state government. Q Phillip Frazer writes about Australian and US politics from a Bangalow palm bunker up on coorabellridge.com.
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Next-generation innovation showcased
CES® 2017 [informally aka the ‘Consumer Electronics Show’] officially opened its doors on 5 January, celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary with a recording-breaking exhibit floor spanning more than 2.6 million square feet. More than 3,800 companies launched innovative products at CES, which ran till Sunday 8 January in Las Vegas, Nevada. The products and services unveiled at CES 2017 will touch nearly every single global industry. From the latest in virtual reality, smart home, self-driving vehicles, robotics, wearables, health and fitness tech and more, CES 2017 is unveiling the future of the connected experience and what it means for consumers around the world. New for 2017, CES included two full media days where companies large and small introduced products to the global market. Setting the stage for a week filled with
innovation, 28 companies hosted preshow news conferences, with a wide array of major product announcements: A&D Medical/Mobile Health – The MobileHelp Tablet Medical Alarm with MobileVitals Monitoring. BMW – Prototype of BMW’s 7 – fully automated sedan. Bosch – Concept car featuring face recognition and intelligent personalisation, gesture control with Ultra Haptics, a crystal-
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clear OLED display and digital exterior mirrors. Carnival – Ocean Medallion, a highly personalised wearable concierge service, which enables elevated service through enhanced guest interactions during the entire cruise experience. Casio – PRO TREK, a smart watch that uses Android Wear 2.0 and is equipped with low-power GPS and new full-colour map functionality. Continental – High-Resolution 3D Lash Lidar, capable of 3D measurement of the environment in challenging conditions such as fog, dust, rain and light. Faraday Future – The FF 91, a fully electric, fully connected, self-driving, keyless vehicle experience with a ‘driverless valet’ function that allows the car to park itself from your smartphone. FCA – Portal, a concept car, is battery electric, cloud connected and offers fully self-driving capabilities. Hisense – The H10D 4K HDR TV, featuring proprietary ULED display technology, quantum dot wide colour gamut and full array local dimming. Huawei/Honor Brands – The Honor 6X dualcamera, dual-sensor smartphone, retailing for $250 USD. Hyundai – IONIC Scooter, a ‘micro mobility’ fold-up scooter aimed at those who live in urban environments with limited parking options. LG – LG Signature OLED TV W, or the ‘The Wallpaper TV’. The 65” model is 2.57 mm wide – 1/10th of an inch – with no gap between the TV and wall. Lucaro – iRobotics 7 Medical Massage Chair, a full-body massage chair that also uses blood pressure and heart rate monitoring for added comfort and options. Monster – Soundstage 2, to be integrated with Amazon Alexa. Panasonic – Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera that excels at shooting video and has 4K and 6K capabilities. Qualcomm – Snapdragon 835, the first 10-nanometer mobile processor, with enhanced efficiency that helps to create thinner phones with longer battery life.
Royole – The Royole Moon, a 3D virtual mobile theatre combining 1080p AMOLED displays at greater than 3,000 ppi resolution that simulate a giant 800” curved screen, with stereoscopic 3D and noise-cancelling headphones for a completely immersive experience. Samsung – The Wash and FlexDry IoTenabled washer/dryer system featuring four separate compartments for washing and drying, letting you maximise efficiency and customise how you manage your laundry. Sony – Crystal LED integrated structure display, with superfine LED structures serving as a light source, making it virtually impossible to see the pixels. TCL – The Xess series – X2 and X3 models – which are edgeless, flat and curved providing ultimate picture quality. Toyota – Concept-i, a self-driving car allowing passengers to interact with the car’s artificial intelligence agent named ‘Yui’, which anticipates drivers’ needs, measures emotions and responds automatically. Valeo – The 360AEB Nearshield, an emergency braking system that eliminates drivers’ blind spots, bringing the vehicle to a stop in emergency situations. VOXX – Terk delivers the strongest Wi-Fi signals throughout the home, as well as free HDTV. The soon-to-be released Terk Omni features circle beam technology, which will allow you to receive broadcast signals up to 65 miles away. ZF – The ZF ProAI, a deep-learning software and ZF’s first step into artificial intelligence that goes beyond automotive applications. ZTE – The Hawkeye, the world’s first crowdsourced phone. Twelve startups pitched their products to a standing room-only crowd. First prize was awarded to Nonda, makers of a family of connected, app-enabled devices for the vehicle. Kino-mo, developer of hightech smart holographic displays, took second place. Third place was awarded to In&Motion, creator of a smart wearable that aims to reduce the risk of serious injury owing to falls. CES 2017 concluded on Sunday 8 January. (Edited from CES media release)
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Vivienne has just returned to the Byron Bay area where she lived several years ago. She performed many weddings in this lovely environment and could not wait to return to follow her passion of assisting couples planning their very special wedding day. Vivienne has had 10 years of wedding experience in central Victoria and is now bringing her refreshing ideas back to the spectacular beaches and stunning hinterland of the northern rivers. No matter how big or small your wedding day, once you meet Vivienne you will understand how comfortable and relaxed your wedding day will be. Vivienne’s approach is simple and unique. The secret to a perfect day is good preparation and inspirational professional guidance.
Vivienne supplies her own portable PA system and dual microphones if required. She also offers master of ceremonies experience and can assist at your reception if required. Vivienne has also had a range of experiences with funeral dedications and is more than happy to discuss any queries you may have in this area. Call 0412 295 589 or visit www.vivseftoncelebrant.com.au.
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North Coast news daily:
Elements of surprise in solar train plan Q I read with interest that the
much-discussed solar train, servicing the Elements resort, is in the process of being fitted with appropriate technology to run and will also have a backup of electric and diesel power. This is good news and bad news but from the photo displayed in The Echo one can hope that a glimmer of genuine community collective vision develops – if this train does proceed. Underlying all development these days from Sydney to Byron is the imperative need for environmental impact statements (EIS) that focus and articulate the effects of air pollution and the dire effects that this has on all living species. Furthermore, communities and ratepayers must be treated with respect and their concerns honestly addressed in relation to proposed economic demands of the tourist industry which is devouring large areas of species habitat. Air monitoring must become an imperative now as the township is at risk of high toxicity. Elements’ development should show goodwill and advise the community truthfully on the usage of diesel continued from page 13 were terror cells that forced Britain to betray its wartime promises to the Arabs and to withdraw. The Jewish terrorists then began to ethnically cleanse parts of the country by murdering the Arab inhabitants en masse. If you don’t believe this then catch up with a dramatisation called The Promise, available, I suspect, from the SBS website. Needless to say, local Jewish organisations such as the quaintly named ‘anti-defamation league’ tried really hard to get this film banned when it was on TV two or three years ago. Indeed in Israel there is a dedicated organisation for hassling critics of Israel the world over. Even the former editor of The Echo told me that it wasn’t worth the hassle to publish antiIsraeli material. And about that Israeli soldier who recently executed a wounded and downed Palestinian who had allegedly done a knife attack – he appeared in court last week without handcuffs and was smiling like a hero. Clearly there are many Jews besides the so-called settlers who
and acknowledge the dangers of diesel particles. Jo Faith Newtown Q Questions
Without Answers (an imaginary exchange): QWA: ‘Elements resort, we see you’ve put solar panels on top of an old diesel train, but it’s hard to get a clear view because, to be honest, we keep falling on the floor laughing at it.’ Elements: ‘We certainly have, it’s a solar-powered train now!’ QWA: (THUD, falls on floor laughing, gets up off floor.) ‘Yes, solar-powered… train… please, just a moment.’ (Falls on floor laughing, again.) ‘Um, sorry. This solar train, it’s the same old diesel train, with a diesel engine, and you’ve put enough solar on top to run a medium-sized hot-water system.’ Elements: ‘Yes.’ QWA: ‘Which is like putting a fish bowl over your head and calling yourself an astronaut.’ Elements: ‘Yes, but it shows our dedication to protecting the environment.’ QWA: (Falls on floor laughing, tears in eyes.) ‘Of course, but it shows your dedication to the environment is like
would kill every Arab on sight, and the ‘settlers’ themselves regularly do so. How sad it is that the Jews, of all people, would be so lacking in insight and empathy. Fast Buck$ Coorabell Q The Obama administration did not use its veto against UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which concerns Israeli settlements in ‘Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem’ and states that these settlements are a ‘flagrant violation’ of international law which have ‘no legal validity’. It calls on Israel to fulfil its obligation as an occupying power under the Fourth Geneva Convention. The countries which supported the resolution have all incurred the wrath of the Netanyahu government, which has re-called its ambassadors, cut off aid to Somalia and, unbelievably, told New Zealand that its vote was a declaration of war. (Doesn’t that involve us through our ANZUS obligations?) Predictably, Julie Bishop re-asserted the coalition’s refusal to support ‘one-sided
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Bundaberg Rum’s dedication to sobriety. It’s so transparently absurd that anyone who previously gave you the benefit of the doubt now thinks you couldn’t possibly be that dumb and still breathing.’ Elements: ‘On the contrary, I can assure you we really are… that dumb.’ QWA: ‘You know just your construction has driven the Swamp Wallaby out of its habitat and stopped the nesting season for several bird species, so why would anyone believe you?’ Elements: ‘Well, the mayor believes us.’ QWA: (Falls on floor, laughing.) ‘Oh… oh my goodness… can’t… get back up, laughing… too much… call… solar-powered… ambulance… driven by… Yeti… dressed as… unicorn.’ Matthew Hartley Byron Bay Q Every
time I cross the old railway line at Shirley Street and look to the north I see the advancing preparation of a railway station (Byron Bay Town) that will one day shuttle passengers to and from a new station to the west (Sunrise Beach, Arts & Industry Estate). Of course in fact this station will be serving the clientele of a holiday resort resolutions targeting Israel’ and, like Labor’s Chris Bowen, called for a resumption of ‘direct negotiations for a two-state solution as soon as possible’. Australia, said Bill Shorten during his recent visit there, was in ‘awe’ of Israel and, like most of our politicians, he is bedazzled by its innovations fame while blindeyeing its egregious crimes. Successive Australian governments have ignored the fundamental contradiction between their support for a two-state solution and Israel’s aggressive settlements-building policy. The Israeli human rights group, B’tselem, has just published a new report: Expel and Exploit: The Israeli Practice of Taking over Rural Palestinian Land (http:// bit.ly/btselemEx ) in which they detail the horrific impact on every aspect of Palestinian life of more than 200 settlements which control more than 300,000ha of land throughout the West Bank. In February Netanyahu will be visiting Australia. We want to give this arch criminal a very warm ‘welcome’ in Canberra and so, people of good conscience will be travelling there from around the
named ‘Elements’. The old railway line once began at Casino on the main Sydney/Brisbane line, and called it a day at Murwillumbah, though hoping one day perhaps to push even further north along the coast. My dream is to see the old railway line, mostly overgrown and rotting as it is today, given a new life at least some of the way it used to be. To allow ‘Mr Elements’ to run his own little hobby railway two hundred or so metres down from Byron to Elements is an absolute travesty. Here’s my idea: I envisage restored rail travel between Bangalow and Murwillumbah. There and back, twice a day. The line is already there and the stations are already there. The Elements line is also nearly there! We might just name it ‘The Northern’. And if ‘Mr Elements’ can dream his selfish little dream, then how much larger, and how much more exciting is this dream that can become our dream, and to which he can contribute if he wishes. Or are we just too late? Roger Swain Byron Bay
Online comment of the week Given the increasing traffic congestion in our towns and lack of accessible transport, increasing global warming, Byron Shire residents should demand the valuable rail corridor be used for what it was built for – regular train services to provide transport for locals and around two million tourists. Q Comment by Louise in response to the
’Ideas wanted for Bangalow’s rail corridor’ – echo.net.au/ideas-wanted-bangalows-rail-corridor
heresy by pointing the finger, or offering solutions. But they will soon, when corruption and favouritism are exposed in the spotlight, when capitalism brazenly occupies the White House. The sparks will fly and improvements will be inevitable. Happy new beginnings for mankind! Hayo van der Woude Mullumbimby
Hey, Paradise, put up a parking lot! Did we learn nothing from the 1970s? Like all small communities with much to offer, we are being exploited by developers, corporations, national brands, tourism operators and politicians based on greed in the name of money. The assets that we have, our beaches, our people, our Q See also the news story on wetlands, lifestyle, location, front page – Ed nature, biodiversity, and the country and from our part of spirit of Byron are worth more the world. If you would like than all the money that has to join us please regularly been taken away by the whalmonitor the Facebook page ers, sand miners, corporations of Byron Friends of Palestine. and industries that have only Gareth W R Smith depleted our resources. When Palestine Liberation Centre will we ever learn? Byron Bay So why is the general manager of Byron Council, who is Rates hike supposed to act in our interShame on you, councillors, est, now sinking to the same for endorsing a staff recom- level of exploitation to put mendation for even more in paid parking that priorirates hikes. We elected you to tises cars over people spaces, be the voice of the people, yet that increases rates to feed you betrayed our trust. an externally superimposed Apparently 70 per cent to accounting ideology, to de90 per cent of ratepayers are stroy nature and parklands opposed to any more rates for cars and roads, and try hikes, and every single let- to commercialise our unique ter to The Echo has been op- markets all to make money? This is hurting us and does posed as well. Yet you prefer to support not reflect the Spirit of Byron. There is a better way. We the entrenched bureaucracy that continues to mismanage can build carparks on the our finances. Shame on you. edge of town and replace the Ephraim Sella bitumen in the town centre Byron Bay with trees and people. We can use light rail that is already there, tractor trams, bikeSparks will fly John Hewson’s brilliant out- ways, electric golf cart trolline (SMH, December 30) of leys, and imaginative forms the status quo contains no of public conveyance to and solutions. It’s obvious to me within the town centre. We a corrupt capitalism is the can rehabilitate our wetlands prime cause of the world’s ills. and parks with nature trails, Known commentators and walkways, bikeways and edupublishers dare not commit cational research centres.
We can be self-sufficient in energy, recycle our own water (we do live in a unique wetland) and use our waste as a resource. All this is commercially viable and sustainable and can be achieved by existing proven technology. With a little initiative and imagination and all this will generate more money If you choose to manage this Shire, please do it with sensitivity, respect, imagination, initiative, forethought, vision and love. This is why we live here. John Sparks Bangalow
My understanding of green party values, apart from the obvious, is that they include social and economic equality and encouraging and supporting people to work together in their communities for their communities. Around three months ago Council workers started randomly booking anyone who parked in the park across from the Brunswick Heads surf club. People have been parking there for more than 40 years. The council gave no warning and didn’t erect any signs to say that from that time anyone parking there will be fined. Many life savers were booked for parking there. Life savers who donate their time to training for and saving lives. Why did the council let this happen? Is this supporting the community? Just recently signs have been put up. The proposed monster rate hike – how does the council think that pensioners and low-income earners are going to afford to pay their rates, even with the pensioner subsidies? Affordable housing – the proposed monster rate rise will cause the price of rentals to rise as well. Who will be able to afford to live here? I have voted for the Greens for many years. This is not a green council. I will not vote for the Greens again. John Wilson Brunswick Heads
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ĜģģĦĬĤĤĜĩ The Byron Bay Equestrian Centre
has lots of horsey fun for the kids these school holidays! Kids can come for the day and learn all aspects of horse care, riding and the fantastic sport of vaulting (gymnastics on horseback). See ad for dates.
The Laneway If you are looking for somewhere unique with a cool creative vibe, where you can shop, eat, drink good coffee and get pampered, wander off Mullum’s main street into The Laneway, at 55 Burringbar Street. The Rock & Roll Coffee Company serves up funky music with tasty fresh Asian food. The baristas are skilled, the chef is always on his game, and the coffee is delicious. When you are sated, wander this funky laneway and check out the unique stores. Sunshine Alley houses contemporary jewellery, art and design, you will often see the artists at work, soldering and hammering at the bench, creating unique handmade jewellery in the store for you. Tinker Tailor Dancer Trader offers a beautiful collection of carefully curated goodies from near and far. From luxe leather jackets to Japanese ceramics, gift buying couldn’t be made easier! Brown Paper Packages Vintage Store is full of surprises! You’ll find gorgeous authentic vintage clothing next to bright and sparkly mermaid tails. It’s eclectic and colourful. Now If you need a fabulous do for the festive season, slip into Frankie God of Hair for a little pampering. Frankie and Koko will give you a super hairstyle while you listen to some sweet tunes! Check out The Laneway, off Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby
Add into the mix some fun games, treasure hunts, horsey movies and craft s, all under the careful watch of our qualified and experienced instructors. Private rides and lessons are also available, along with pony parties for birthdays and special occasions.
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Puremelt Chocolate Lounge in Mullumbimby – home of Sarah Wheeler’s award-winning chocolate and brownies, organic fudge, drinking chocolate, cacao elixirs, florentines and more. Certified organic ingredients of raw cacao powder, raw cacao butter, dark agave and freshly scraped vanilla pods, ethically sourced and lovingly crafted by hand into delicious, raw, organic, vegan, gluten-free and cane-sugar-free chocolate. Visit the Puremelt Chocolate Lounge in Mullumbimby, where everything served is organic, and watch Sarah making chocolate. Drink the best coffee, amazing hot chocolate, and authentically brewed chai while you nibble on 85 per cent cacao that melts in your mouth and powers your brain’s feelgood molecules. Check out the raw cacao elixir everyone’s raving about – boost your mood and energy levels. Also amazing vegan ice-creams, light meals, milkshakes and mocktails. Open from 8am 7 days a week. 0406 422 465
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ĜģģĦĬĤĤĜĩ Rites of Passage expanding across Australia 2017 is set to be a big year in the reach and impact of Rites of Passage on the greater community and, in particular, the education sector. At its core will be the training of leaders in Transformational Facilitation to assist in this expansion of demand in schools and organisations around the country.
Lose weight, look better, feel happier. If your New Year resolutions included any (or all) of the above, then 2017 is the year to start taking care of your gut. Research is beginning to reveal just how important your gut bacteria are to your overall health. An imbalance or lack of certain bacteria can cause all sorts of problems, including trouble losing weight, a weakened immune system, poor skin, and even mental health issues. Eating well is the key to getting your gut back in balance. Cut back on the sugar and processed foods; eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, and add more probiotic-rich fermented foods to your diet such as these, available at the Mullumbimby and New Brighton Farmers Markets:
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• Raw sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables (Alive Foods) • Kefir (Nimbin Valley Dairy, Cheeses Loves You, and Heart Breads) • Tempeh (Byron Bay Tempeh) • Kombucha (Organic Forrest, Mullum only) • Unpasteurised olives (Grumpy Grandma’s) • Bone Broth – (Soulful Broths – not a fermented food, but excellent for healing the gut) Mullum Showgrounds and River St, New Brighton.
‘This is about training the trainers,’ says Dr Arne Rubinstein, CEO of The Making of Men and a leading spokesperson for Rites of Passage work here in Australia. ‘It’s about building on the leadership skills many already have, to a level where they can run and operate their own workshops providing much-needed transformational work through Rites of Passage for people at all stages in their lives.’ With Rites of Passage programs now running around Australia and in a number of countries around the world, Dr Arne and his team are seeking expressions of interest and applications for a new groundbreaking course starting right here in the Byron Bay hinterland next June and finishing in April 2018. For more information and to apply visit www.themakingofmen.com or contact info themakingofmen.com | 0497 759 955
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Welcome to Déjà Vu Bangalow where you will find beautiful ladies’ fashion in luxurious fabrics and exquisite accessories. Jewellery handmade in Greece, hand-stitched leather bags made in Australia and lovely homewares are just a few of the treasures you will find in this unique store. Sass… Fate… Maiocchi… Innuendo… Ex Novo… Humidity… Eb & Ive… and much more… Shop 1/34 Byron St, Bangalow
The Life of Byron Going… Going… Gone! After 28 years of bringing beauty and enchantment to the Byron Shire, THE LIFE OF BYRON is closing its doors for the last time at the end of this month.
LIFE OF BYRON CLOSING DOWN SALE
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This iconic women’s fashion, jewellery, gift and accessories store is selling off everything at or below cost – including art-nouveau lamps and a fabulous range of fashion jewelry. All remaining summer and winter clothes are now selling well below cost price. All fixtures, lighting, clothes-racks, shelving and nine jewelry cabinets have to go by the end of the month. Maria is forever grateful to her wonderful staff and the many thousands of customers who made THE LIFE OF BYRON such a success. Generations grew up loving this store, so please come in and take home a piece of Byron’s retailing history. Shop 2/17 Lawson St, Byron Bay | 6685 8448
Red Lane Shoes Red Lane Shoes is a must-stop destination for local shoppers, as well as interstate visitors. If you haven’t had a look at Red Lane, call in and see what it’s all about. Red Lane Shoes offers boutique shopping in Ballina, which is a great alternative to the department or chain stores. The business was established 18 years ago and stocks exclusive brands, with Australian and European labels from Italy, France, Spain, Germany and Austria. If you are travelling or have that special function coming up – whatever your needs are – you’re sure to find the perfect shoe at Red Lane. Red Lane are stockists of Olga Berg and there’s also a range of handbags from Willow & Zac. 185 River St, Ballina NSW 2478 6681 4714 Red-Lane-Shoes-1375784189310574/
FABULOUS JEWELLERY, ART NOUVEAU LAMPS HALF PRICE .ALL FASHION ITEMS BELOW COST. SELLING ALL SHOP FITTINGS AND DISPLAY ITEMS, INCLUDING CLOTHES RACKS, SHELVES AND JEWELLERY CABINETS Shop 2/17 Lawson Street Byron Bay | 6685 8448
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ĜģģĦĬĤĤĜĩ Get Qualiﬁed in 2017 with Byron Community College! Byron Ballet 2017 The Byron Ballet school and company will be kick-starting the year with a dynamic summer school for classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and tap. Special classical guest will be principal dancer Michael Braun, who has had a full career in the NZ, WA, Qld and Australian ballet companies. Along with masterclasses he will also be coaching the dancers in pas de deux and repertoire dances.
With the New Year upon us, what better time is there to take a step in a positive direction toward a new career path? Byron Community College offers many government subsidised courses that can assist you in achieving the qualification in your chosen profession. We are currently taking enrolments in the following courses: Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015
Other guests include Ben Mayne (ex Tap Dogs), Samantha Agnew for contemporary, and Byron Ballet’s regular ballet teachers Leveda Carter, Yvonne Hall (Rad and Cecchetti) along with Bridie Evans for jazz and hip-hop.
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‘The summer school is a wonderful way to gain inspiration and confirm the students’ vision and goals for the year,’ said director Yvonne Hall.
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‘Michael Braun will continue to mentor the senior dancers throughout the year as the company begins rehearsals for the 2017 ballet seasons, which includes the Tchaikosvky masterpiece of Sleeping Beauty. ‘It will be a new original work and interested dancers can audition in the near future,’ said Hall. Regular dance courses for preschoolers to adults also begin from 30 January. Registration Day 20 January. www.byronballet.com.au | email@example.com
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 Certificate III in Permaculture AHC33815 Certificate IV in Permaculture AHC42116 Certificate IV in New Small Business BSB42615 Most of our full qualifications are Austudy approved, and subsidised by the NSW government under the Smart & Skilled Training scheme, making it more affordable for you to take that step toward your new year goal. Eligibility criteria apply. For more information visit www.byroncollege.org.au or call on 6684 3374 (our off ices reopen on 3 January).
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ĜģģĦĬĤĤĜĩ Holiday workshops for the kids
A Sacred Fortnight Conscious Dance for Women
Book now to join one of Australia’s leading youth circus schools. Did you know? Spaghetti Circus’s own Big Top tent is currently up in Sydney as the main circus venue of the Sydney Festival! And you can catch Spaghetti’s shows and workshops at Lismore Shopping Square from 16 till 20 January!
Evoking the power of the 5Elements Dance Activation through breath, sound and movement to connect with your unique female body, with Mother Earth and your sisters. A safe space for authentic expression and transformation. Experience activation of your senses, feelings and the Kundalini energy. Gracefully awaken your sensual feminine consciousness.
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January School Holiday Workshops Circus Workshops for 7–14 years 10am–3pm, 18–20 January. $60/day or $150 for 3 days when booked in advance online. Junior Workshops for 4–6 years 9.30am–12.30pm, 18–19 January.
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A Sacred Fortnightly Conscious Dance for Women Where: St Martin’s Parish Hall 42 Stuart St, Mullumbimby Time: 12.30pm–2.15pm Exchange: $20 online (in advance) $25 at the door
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ĜģģĦĬĤĤĜĩ Dance Dynamics Byron Bay are excited to be running their summer holiday workshop! With special guest teachers Sher Manu and Amelia Waller, as well as their amazing in-house teachers, participants will be learning and having fun in the Dance Dynamics new headquarters! Styles taught will be ballet, contemporary, jazz/funk/hip-hop, limber, strength and acro. The cost is $170; however, for readers who mention this ad price will be reduced to the earlybird special of $140. Dance Dynamics has been in operation for 17 years and is Byron Bay’s longest-running dance school. Dance Dynamics is also now taking enrolments for 2017 and offers the highest-quality training for dance in the Shire in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz/funk/hip-hop, tap, acro and musical theatre for recreational to aspiring professional. The school has three locations – two in the heart of Byron Bay and the new headquarters in the Arts and Industry Estate. Enrol online today www.byrondancedynamics.com. au, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 6680 7250 or 0410 448 184 for enquiries.
Byron School of Art Happy New Year from the Byron School of Art team! 2017 promises to be a big year, starting off with BSA’s popular Summer Tasters. There is a selection of new workshops and teachers as well as many of the much-loved favourites. From contemporary and traditional drawing, stringmaking, painting, monoprinting and cyanotypes, this is a great opportunity to expand your creative processes and get a taste of what you can develop further with BSA throughout the year. Exhibitions at the BSA Project Space recommence midFebruary. Come and meet like-minded people and immerse yourself in great art from the region and further afield. Visit the BSA website to view the exhibition calendar and for more information. You can also view the newly listed 2017 short courses and sign up to the BSA mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out on any updates. www.byronschoolofart.com
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ĜģģĦĬĤĤĜĩ Rainbow Yoga Join Rainbow Yoga founders Gopala and Angel Yaffa for social yoga for all ages in the Byron Shire this month. Bring your yoga mat and come along to one of our FREE community events: Tuesday 17 January 2017 Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall • 6.30–8.30pm Partner Yoga
Macas Camping Ground offers a chance to enjoy a nature retreat in paradise. It is set in a lush macadamia orchard surrounded by regenerating rainforest and abundant wildlife. It is a great place to stay when exploring the bush while enjoying the facilities; high-quality shower and toilet block, laundry and communal kitchen. A quote from one of our campers on our Facebook page: ‘The campground is lovely – with plenty of trees for shade, good strong hot showers and a very good camp kitchen. Deb and Rex are fabulous hosts – friendly, helpful, hardworking and always keeping an eye on things to make sure the stay is easy and peaceful. Highly recommended!’ 6684 5211 or 6684 5058
Breathe deeply together, gaze into each other’s eyes, connect in body, mind and spirit, and stretch your yoga pleasure! FREE EVENT Tuesday 24 January 2017 Apex Park Byron Bay • 10–11.30am Family Yoga Come and stretch farther than you can on your own and balance in ways that you can only do together in this fun family experience! Parents, kids, grandparents and all ages welcome! FREE EVENT • 6–7.15pm Yoga Choreography Together we co-create beautiful kaleidoscope shapes with our bodies, while stretching, balancing and supporting one another in yoga. Yoga feels better together! FREE EVENT
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Partner Yoga Tues 17th Jan | 6:30pm-8:30pm Brunswick Memorial Hall
FAMILY YOGA CLASS Tues 24th Jan | 10am-11:30am Apex Park, Byron Bay
• Natural Bush Setting • Campﬁres Allowed • Hot Showers • Kitchen & Laundry • Tents for hire • Powered Sites • Pet Friendly • Transport by Arrangement
Upper Main Arm, 12km from Mullumbimby
Tues 24th Jan | 6pm-7:15pm
Phone 6684 5211 or 6684 5058 firstname.lastname@example.org
All ages welcome!
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Apex Park, Byron Bay
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Property Insider found this interesting development on the REINSW website:
Know your rights How hard does it have to be? Fair Trading NSW has a video series available as downloads or on their YouTube channel, called Know your Rights. There is one on buying a home and making an offer: http:// www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ ftw/About_us/Video_and_ audio/Know_your_rights. page.
Recently one of The Echo drudges had the experience of having to find a rental property in Brisbane for her elderly parents. Harrowing was the word she used to describe the experience. Most of the inspections were by appointment rather than open viewings. ‘We had one experience where the agent just didn’t show up for the appointment and another where we got trapped in the a lift when the agent brought the wrong keys to activate the lift. Without support the
paperwork would have been very daunting for my parents as was the time lag between putting in an application and knowing whether you’d be accepted or not. It would be great if one agent could have shown us everything that was available, where you felt like someone was really looking after your interests and trying to find the best place for you. I guess the industry isn’t geared like that now, but it is a shame because there is no relationship or trust built.’
Professionals Mullumbimby – Mark Cochrane Have moved down the street to bigger premises. You’ll find them next to the Commonwealth Bank in Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby. Feel free to drop in and say hello.
Brunswick Heads 30–32 Tweed Street
A new auction app currently under development aims to help buyers and agents by making it easier to pay an auction deposit. The new app, Auction Pay, has been created by Macquarie Bank and is currently on trial with five agencies in NSW until the end of February. It is expected to launch in March and aims to remove the frustration that can sometimes occur around deposit funds at auction. REINSW Residential Sales Chapter committee members Sarah Bester and Betty Ockerlander, and auctioneer members Jesse Davidson and Paul Millett, recently spoke with Brad Hamilton and Jenny Strong from Macquarie Bank to discuss the new app. Sarah Bester, general manager of Ray White Double Bay, said: ‘The system is very simple to use and given the challenges we all face with purchasers not having cheques available
to them, it is a solution that will walk us into the future of deposit transactions on property purchases’. REINSW and Macquarie Bank share an optimistic view that this app could take the frustration out of auction transactions for auctioneers, selling agents and purchasers.
How does the Auction Pay app work? After the hammer falls at an auction an agent logs into the app using a unique identifier number, and then enters the property address and sale price. The app then calculates the deposit and prompts the buyer to enter their bank account details, BSB and account number (these details are not stored). Once the buyer agrees to the terms and conditions, the
transaction is complete and an email receipt is sent to the agent and the buyer. The transaction takes around two minutes to complete. Physical settlement does not occur until the next business day, and a buyer is allowed time on the Monday after a Saturday auction to transfer funds into the account. If the buyer needs to access more than one account to achieve the 10 per cent deposit for the transaction they can do this. The agent must have a transactional account with Macquarie Bank to use the app, and need a tablet or mobile phone device connected to the internet (iPhone or Android). The development of this app is timely given that the days of cheques are numbered!
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AUCTION – COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL – REDEVELOPMENT? This iconic commercial premises along with the 3 bedroom cottage has been owned by the same owners for the past 20 years. ‘Do not miss this opportunity’. Property is a visible corner position with land size 345m2.
New auction app for buyers and agents
View Agent onsite Sat 12.00–12.30pm Auction 21/01/2017 at 11.30am at Brunswick Heads RSL Auxiliary Hall Contact David Holden 0435 789 677
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North Ocean Shores 1 Kallaroo Circuit AUCTION – BLANK CANVAS, BEACH SIDE • Vacant land beach side • 676m2 ready to build on • Established neighbours • 1 & only available in Fern Beach • Fenced, private, flat, flood free • Build your beach house here! The owner will consider offers prior to auction, so grab your architect or draftsman get the
beach house designed and make an offer prior, who knows this block could be yours. View Agent onsite Sat 11.00–11.30am Auction 21/01/2017 at 11.00am onsite Contact Peter Browning 0411 801 795 or David Holden 0435 789 677 LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads 02 6685 0177
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Residential | Commercial | Rural | Finance
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Property Original Belongil Beach House
Spectacular home, super situation
4 Manfred Street, Byron Bay
1787 Kyogle Road, Uki
52 Melaleuca Drive, Mullumbimby
$2.5 â€“ $2.7 million
This character filled timber beach home set on 1/4 acre of land is situated just behind the sand dune on the beautiful sands of Belongil beach. Wake up in the morning and walk 30 metres onto the beach for your morning swim. The cottage is one of the original fishermenâ€™s and has been decorated with a rustic beach feel to complement the Byron style. Beautiful timber features throughout the property, with all timber floors. The living areas are open plan and open onto the private courtyards and gardens. With four queen sized bedrooms, a main bathroom and separate toilet, there is plenty for room for the whole family. Air-conditioned throughout. A separate cottage at the back of the property has been in the past set up as additional accommodation or a work studio.
Just 18 kilometres from Murwillumbah and 30 minutes from Pottsville Beach nestled at the base of Mount Warning is this stunning property. This offering is one of 2 separate and distinct parcels totalling 94 acres, to be offered as one or separately. Lot 1 is 75 acres of mostly usable land and lot 23 is 19 acres of completely usable land. The four bedroom house features Sydney bluegum floors, hoop pine skirting, New Guinea rosewood doors and a Tasmanian oak kitchen with Miele appliances, double ovens and a spacious walk in pantry. Open plan living extends from the kitchen across an incredibly sizeable entertaining and sitting room with a high end Yotel fireplace, imported from Scandinavia, with granite hearth and oak mantel.
Open: Inspection via appointment only Contact: Scot Fuller 0401 911 557 Gail Fuller 0418 441 675 Byron Coastal Real Estate
Open: By appointment Contact: Nicolette van Wijngaarden on 0411 144 877 Unique Estates
From paddock to paradise! Twenty-five years ago our sellers had the choice of the best land (7692m2) available in the district. Elevated, private and close to town in a cul-de-sac location. The gorgeous family home they built is amazing. Architect inspired and quality built with large circular verandah off central living area, master bedroom wing, separate music room and guest accommodation. Huge loft room and lower level suitable for granny flat. Two street frontages allow for private entry and many development opportunities. The grounds and gardens are beautifully landscaped and thereâ€™s a large shed included. Five minutes to town and close to Shearwater Steiner School. The wildlife is spectacular too!
Inspect: By appointment Contact: Mark Cochrane 0416 142 663 firstname.lastname@example.org Professionals Mullumbimby
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The Echo: reaching far more people each week
THE BYRON SHIRE
The Audited Media Association of Australia has measured the average weekly print distribution for the six months ended 30 September 2016 as: The Byron Shire Echo: 23,190 The Byron Shire News: 15,534 Delivered to significantly more homes and businesses across a larger area, The Echo is clearly the more effective place for your print advertising. 28 January 11, 2017 The Byron Shire Echo
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Property Edge of Bangalow
Quality street, close to facilities
7 Tinderbox Road, Bangalow
6 Yallakool Drive, Ocean Shores
Chance of a lifetime! ‘Le Chop’ is for sale. Fantastic cash business with high turnover, market stalls, wholesale division, amazing plant and equipment and top manufacturing premises. Le Chop produces top shelf specialty timber homeware.
Price $129,000 Contact Ruth Russell 0402 855 929 Email: email@example.com
PROPERTY To find out more phone 6684 1777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This property offers a highly desirable location just 5 minutes out of Bangalow and 10 minutes to Byron Bay! It presents a substantial, contemporary style home in a leafy, private position on approximately 5 undulating acres. The land is easy to look after as most of it has been fenced for horses and cattle. The modern style home was built approximately 8 years ago and features a very livable floor plan with a generous, open plan living area opening on to the spacious north-facing verandah. From the verandah, there is a lovely outlook across the property through the mature trees. The layout can be flexible with upstairs and downstairs living having the ability to be separated if required. Downstairs is currently used as a fantastic teenagers retreat but could easily be converted to separate accommodation. Lots of contemporary features including timber floorboards, high ceilings and louvre windows can be found throughout the home. This has been a lovely family home however, with the kids heading off to do their own thing, it is now time for the owners to downsize.
If you are over driving, clearly this is the house for you, with a 2 minute walk to the shops, tavern and medical centre. Walk to the bakery of a morning to collect those warm croissants and freshly baked bread for your breakfast. The home is well situated on a 904m2 flat block which offers room on the side for a caravan or boat. Inside living is open and airy with the lounge, dining and family all flowing from one to the other. The 3 bedrooms all have built-ins and main bedroom offers ensuite and walk in robe. Other features are 2½ car garage, solar power along with 3 phase power. Room for a pool and/or granny flat. Please call David Holden to inspect.
Inspect: Saturday 1.00 – 1.30pm Contact: Janice Maple 0401 026 359 / 6687 1500 Elders Bangalow
Inspect: Saturday 1.00 – 1.30pm Contact: David Holden on 0435 789 677 LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads
SCOTT HARVEY 741 Fernleigh Road, Brooklet NSW 2479 02 6687 8154 0412 296 872 www.scottharveyrealestate.com.au email@example.com
Selling at $2,775,000
Selling at $2,950,000
ARCHITECT’S OWN HOME ON 40 ACRES 587 Fernleigh Road
BUNDALEER DREAMING! Lot 1 Bundaleer Lane
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Wood-fired pizza Bruns Picture House food vans pop-up in Byron
Every week through January Brunswick Picture House will host an interesting and different food van.
Last week the Pearl of the Quarter brought flavour from exotic places around the globe.
The owners of the popular Quattro restaurant at the Lennox beachfront have now brought their catering arm, and their wood-fired pizza technique, to a pop-up at Spoke, between Byron and Suffolk. After years of successfully working side by side with Marius cafe in Lennox, the owners of Quattro restaurant were invited to team their catering arm ‘Olive & Luca’ with Marius’s new cafe in Byron – Spoke. Situated at the Byron Holiday Park, Spoke cafe is open for breakfast and lunches and is now hosting Pizza Pop-Up every Wednesday and Thursday evening from 5pm. With an awesome wood-fired pizza oven, hand-opened dough (the real Italian style), the yummiest of toppings, live music, fairy lights and the option of BYO all the locals are stoked (pun) to have Olive & Luca feeding and entertaining them – with lots making it a weekly ritual. Tim Stokes
Tim Stokes (local Byron singer) has now joined forces with the crew and is adding to the relaxed and fun vibe with acoustic guitar and vocals.
This week Chris and Trevor’s Food Kartel bring the fabulous tastes of Mexican street food.
The menu although small is filled with fresh ingredients including sopressa salami, fior de late mozzarella and local king prawns. Prices are very reasonable too, with pizza starting from $12 and the salad of the day from $7, which makes eating out really easy.
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The two husband-and-wife teams behind Quattro Lennox Head, Olive & Luca, and the pizza pop-up are Alessandro and Joanna, and Angel and Paul. The owners all take turns working at the pop-up, so you will find one or two of them there making pizza or chatting to customers. The Olive & Luca catering will make you feel welcome at their Pizza Pop-Up at Byron Holiday Park, whether you’re actually on holidays, or just a local having a night off cooking. Pizza pop-up. Wednesday and Thursday nights at Spoke, Byron Holiday Park, 5–37 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay.
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Next week next week Little Wahaca will draw out the Latin themes even further.
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Ballina RSL Club River St, Ballina 6681 9500 www.ballinarsl.com.au Open 7 Days from 8am Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
Happy Chilli Garden
‘A Taste of Asia’ Buffet Wednesday 11 January from 6pm - Spinnakers Adult $23.50, Child 12/U $12, Child Under 5 Free Jimeoin ‘Renonsense Man’ Tix $43 18+
Open 7 days 12pm till late Byron St (opp Aldi) Byron Bay P 6680 9191 F 6676 4869 M 0403 516 793 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bangalow Dining Rooms
Bangalow Hotel Open 7 days Lunch: 12 – 3pm Dinner 5.30 – 9pm All day bistro menu
Enjoy our balcony restaurant, intimate dining room and generous bistro food in the pub. With reasonable prices our menu reflects the wonderful local and fresh produce of the region. SMH GOOD PUB Large groups welcome. FOOD GUIDE We also offer off-site catering. 2013 AND 2014 www.bangalowdining.com
Open Tuesday – Sunday 4.30pm to late Closed Monday 8 Wilfred St, Billinudgel BYO. Credit cards 6680 3352
AUTHENTIC INDIAN RESTAURANT • Chef specials every night • Exciting New Menu • 10% off for seniors every day • Catering available for parties • Vegan and gluten free food available • Complimentary papadams if pre-booked!
Brunswick Burger & Fish Bar Open 7 days 10 The Terrace Brunswick Heads 6685 1210
Pacific Bistro Old Pacific Highway Brunswick Heads Phone 6685 1328 www. brunswickbowlingclub. com.
NOW OPEN UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Open 7 days. 11am till 8pm
All Burgers $13 Kids menu $5
Monday All Day $10 Burgers $10 Lunch Special Mon–Fri, nothing over $20 Weekend roasts Specialising in Chargrilled steaks, great seafood, handmade pasta. Enjoy a family dining atmosphere with a kids menu available. Function bookings available
owner chef Bertrand
Cafe Novella Open 6.30am–4pm Sun– Wed, 6.30am–late Fri–Sat Now licensed & takeaway Bay Street opp Main Beach & Surf Club For bookings: 6685 7348
The Beet Vegan Restaurant Open Tuesday – Sunday Shop 6 Woolworths Plaza 90-96 Jonson Street Bookings: 6685 6520
Treehouse on Belongil Full Cocktail & Wine Bar. Extensive Menu Includes Tapas, Mains, Desserts and Famous Woodfired Pizzas. 25 Childe St, Byron Bay 6680 9452
Early Riser Special from 6.45am–8.30am every day Bacon or Avo & Egg Roll + coffee just $12
Peaceful dining by our tranquil rainforest
77–97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay
Open seven days: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Korean chef specialising in Korean and Cantonese BYO Booking any celebration party available included Karaoke, DJ $12 All-day Special 4/84 Jonson St, Dine In, Takeaway and Home Delivery Available Byron Bay Open 8am until late - Monday to Saturday Phone 6685 7732 Facebook Sura Asian Cuisine Restaurant email@example.com
St Elmo Dining Room & Bar Mon-Sat: 4pm til late. Sun: 4pm til 10pm. Cnr Fletcher St and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay 6680 7426
Italian at the Pacific Open for Dinner & Cocktails 7 days from 6pm till late Next to the Beach Hotel Bay Street 6680 7055 italianatthepaciﬁc.com.au
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3/14 Bay St (opposite the surf club) 7am–5pm daily Dine in or takeaway 6685 5194
Share plates, mains, desserts and famous Treehouse wood-fired pizza. Our kitchen is open all day and night. Presenting incredible original music in Byron’s most intimate atmosphere. Check our website or Facebook for the gig guide. facebook.com/treehouse.belongil treehouseonbelongil.com
Italian at the Paciﬁc provides a bustling atmospheric restaurant, dishing up contemporary inspired Italian cuisine and some of Byron’s finest cocktails and wines.
St Elmo is a place where you can enjoy great company, first-class food, sophisticated cocktails and an extensive wine list. St Elmo is plating up modern Spanish cuisine to be enjoyed amongst friends and family. Our menus change regularly and feature daily specials.
Open 7 Days, 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner from 5.30pm 9/4 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6685 5320 www.hogsbreath.com.au
New summer menu out now!
Thursday Farmers Market Dinner 2 courses $52 per person
Sura Asian Cuisine
Hog’s Breath Cafe
Azura’s Garden is adding European cuisine influence to Muoi’s feast Asian heritage. Come discover the new summer menu and relax in our charming alfresco “Hidden in the heart of Byron Bay”. Fully licensed / BYO wine.
Byron at Byron
Date night Friday - 2 mains & chef’s choice of entrée for just $40 every Friday night
Modern Vegan Dining Byron Bay’s first 100% vegan restaurant. Ethical. Compassionate. Healthy. Delicious.
NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER
11 Fletcher St, Byron Bay Lunch Tues-Sun Dinner Mon-Sat P 6685 7557 FB: Azura’s garden/Muoi’s feast
Brekkie Tues–Sat 8am–11.30am Sun 8am–2pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12pm–2.30pm Dinner Mon–Sun 5.30pm–9pm Signature Asian-style free-range fried chicken and sizzling plates
Muoi’s Feast Azuras Garden
6639 2111 thebyronatbyron.com.au
The Pacific Bistro &
Fully licensed Dine In / Takeaway / Home Delivery Available
Experience Western fused Northeast Asian Cuisine 3/8 Byron St, Byron Bay P 6685 5711 We take private parties & functions. Takeaway Available. BYO.
Hong Kong chef specialising in Chinese and Malay foods
Legend Pizza Open 7 days 9am till after midnight Shop 1 Woolworths Plaza 90-96 Jonson Street 6685 5700 www.legendpizza.com.au
Casual beachfront cafe with indoor/outdoor seating and sea views. All-day breakfast, Indonesian lunch, plus snacks and coffee, juices, smoothies and cakes. Gluten-free specialists with a great variety of vegan options plus beef, chicken and fish. Follow us! @warungbagusbyronbay Hog’s Breath Cafe’s menu just got better with some mouth-watering new steaks, salad, pasta and an abundance of delicious dessert selections. As usual, the diverse menu also offers chicken, seafood, snacks, burgers, ribs, kid’s meals, a range of Lite Options, plus their famous Prime Rib Steak – slow cooked for up to 18 hours for maximum flavour and tenderness. Kids eat free Mon – Wed nights and you can grab lunch for just $9.90, so there’s something to please the whole family.
FRESH PIZZA BYRON STYLE Check us out on
facebook.com/byron.legendpizza Scan code for our menu! BYO Home delivery 7 days Established 1992
Cafe • Restaurant • Bar 11 Marvell Street
Byron Bay 6680 9960 targabyronbay.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast/Lunch: 7 days from 7am Dinner: Tues-Sat from 5.30pm Bar: From 10am, with or without food Coffee: Genovese, all day Venue: available for events up to 60 guests Wi-Fi
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DIVE INTO 2017 WITH OUR * NEW SUMMER MENU *
Open seven days 7:30am till late Coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, functions and weddings. Fully licensed.
BEACH FRONT DINING Group Bookings Welcomed Phone 6680 7632 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fishheadsbyron.com.au
1 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7632
Basiloco Ristorante Pizzeria
12pm till late 7 days 1 course + drink $19 / 3 course + drink $35
Aperitivo 3 to 5pm
The Rocks @ Aquarius has been beautifully renovated, and boasts a wide array of locally sourced brekky dishes, Byron Bay Coffee and fresh juices and smoothies to enliven the senses and prepare you for the day ahead. Late riser? Join us for lunch 12â€“2pm, when you can grab a selection of burgers, salads, fresh rolls or one of our daily $10 specials! Here at The Rocks, we are a fully licensed cafe, which means you can enjoy an ice-cold beer, a sumptuous wine or a handcrafted cocktail with your meal!
The only exclusively Vietnamese restaurant in town, this intimate space spilling out into a courtyard offers up fabulous dishes packed full of herbs, spices and varied textures. The traditionally light and healthy style of cuisine ensures the freshness and natural tastes of food are preserved as much as possible. Itâ€™s a popular spot so bookings are recommended.
Naked Treaties RAW Bar
Cocktails, wine and beers served all damn day. Group bookings available, please email email@example.com for reservations.
18 Jonson Street 6680 8832
Station St, Mullumbimby Poincianamullum.com Open 7 days from 8am BAR Thurs - Sat DINNER Fri & Sat BOOK 6684 4036
Contemporary and Middle Eastern flavours â€˘ Breakfast and lunch â€˘ Wood-fired pizzas â€˘ Fresh juices â€˘ Great coffee Pizza deliveries now available Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights to Sunrise, Arts & Industry Estate and Ewingsdale
The Restaurant @ Raeâ€™s 6â€“8 Marine Pde, Wategos Beach, Byron Bay Bookings essential 6685 5366 firstname.lastname@example.org raes.com.au
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Lunch and Dinner 7 days Beachfront Dining Fresh Local Produce Seafood Degustation
Experience the real taste of Thailand. Using local produce, local staff. Free courtesy bus provided for pick up and drop off! 20 yearsâ€™ experience in the art of Thai cooking.
WINE, DINE, SHINE follow your senses dining, music & social experience organic, spray free, vegan variety, quality local produce
Yaman Open seven days 8am to 9pm 62 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby 6684 3778 0431 428 108 www.yamancatering.com.au
Traditional Yemen Food Choose from our delicious plates and experience the tastes of one of the oldest surviving distinct cultures in the world today.
Harvest sprawls across three lovingly restored buildings featuring a restaurant, deli and bakery in the historic village of Newrybar in the Byron Bay hinterland. 18-22 Old Pacific Highway Lunch 7 days from 12pm Newrybar NSW 2479 Dinner 7 nights from 6pm Breakfast weekends from 8am 6687 2644 Harvest Deli open from 8am with weekday breakfast available - Deli takeaway coffee from 7am harvestcafe.com.au Harvest is available for events, weddings and catering
Coast Restaurant Open 7 days, a la carte menu & bar snacks
Gourmet burgers created by chefs
Open 7 days 11.30am until late Call to make a reservation or for takeaway orders
1/6 Tasman Way, Byron Arts & Industry Estate BYO & RSVP 6680 8228
LIVING FOOD, LOVING VIBRATION
Raw, Vegan, Local, Organic Nourishing Vegan, Raw + Cooked, Plant based and Paleo. Gluten, Dairy food, Epic Smoothies, Organic Coffee and Chai and Sugar free. on our Creamy House-Made Almond Mylk. 2/3 Marvell St www.nakedtreaties.com.au 7amâ€“4pm, 7 days + Friday Nights coming soon! Insta #nakedtreaties
Open Wednesdayâ€“Sunday Dine-in or Takeawayâ€“ from 5.30pm 6684 2209 Mullumbimby Bowling Club
SPECIAL $10 LUNCH AND DINNER MENU All your favourites every lunch and dinner Experienced Thai chefs cooking fresh delicious Thai food for you. Fully Licensed and B.Y.O. for wine. Welcome for lunch, dinner and take-away.
Dinner Mon-Sun Lunch on weekdays Closed Tuesdays Shop 3/17 Lawson Arcade Phone orders welcome 6680 8443
Spice It Up Thai Restaurant
Live local music Fridays & Saturdays
Mon-Fri 12-3pm Dinner 7 days from 5pm. 3/109 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7798
Celebrating 25 years Fins is the destination restaurant for fine local seafood. Long lazy lunches on our veranda. Afternoon oysters, Champagne and cocktails in our RAW BAR. Intimate fine dining of an evening. Proudly awarded Chef Hats for the past 22 years
Artisan pizzas, delicious pastas, craft beers, wines and cocktails.
GOOD FOOD GUIDE CHEFS HAT EVERY YEAR SINCE 1998
Free tapas with cocktails Kids meals starting from $9 Dinner starts 5.30pm
Pizza Paradiso Open 7 days from 5pm Suffolk Park Village Centre 6685 3101 Facebook, Instagram pizzaparadisobyronbay.com
Salt Village, Kingscliff 6674 4833 email@example.com Dinner daily 5-10pm. Lunch Fri-Sun 12-3pm.
Lunch special 12 to 5pm
We do special events functions See menu, book a table, or order take away www.basilo.co 30 Lawson Street 6680 8818
Breakfast/Lunch 7 days from 7am 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay Reservations 6685 7663 therocksbyronbay.com.au
Now open for lunch
Wood fired pizzas & real Italian cuisine
The Rocks @ Aquarius
Located in the Ocean Shores Country Club 6680 1809
COAST RESTAURANT Mon: Burgers and beer $15 Tue: Asian night, pan Asian menu changes weekly Wed: Schnitzel, chips, salad & gravy $10 DECK OPEN DAILY from 8AM for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake.
CELEBRATIONS Celebrations Catering By Liz Jackson
BY LIZ JACKSON
Celebration cakes Personal catering services Event co-ordination and management
The Healthy Gourmet Gluten & Allergen Free Raw Foods Vegan Vegetarian Paleo Organic
E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 0414 895 441
Catering - Personal Chef - Romantic Dinners for Two - Cooking Classes Cooking Competitions - Hensâ€™ and Bucksâ€™ Nights - Health Retreats & Workshops Personal Assistant - Event Planner email@example.com 0404 871 015
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Steve Gort Tennis Advanced Level 2
Stephen Gort ATPCA Registration No: MM09022004
Mobile 0412 731 814 firstname.lastname@example.org Group & Private Lessons Squads
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Shores United Soccer Club Register now for the 2017 season Shores United is calling all past, present and future, junior and senior players, to register for the 2017 Season. Online Registration opens 3 February at www.myfootballclub.com.au then select Shores United Soccer Club.
There will be information days on 11 and 18 February from 10am–12noon at New Brighton Oval.
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Are you looking for a dance school that offers a personalised, professional education? High Kick Dance is a lively, creative dance studio based in the heart of Bangalow.
Could 2017 be a more exciting year down at Pine Ave?!
Offering classes to all ages, from tiny tots through to young adults, HK Dance has lessons tailored to all levels of dance. Recreation and competitive classes available in all genres, as well as solos, duo, trios and exam work.
Mullumbimby & Ocean Shores
Enquiries: 0420 989 151 between 9–5 weekdays
Love to dance? High Kick Dance
Contact Miss Holly for more information: 0413 857 021 or email@example.com. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/highkickdance
Shores United Soccer Club Shores United had a great year in 2016 in junior and senior football. In spite of rebuilding, two senior teams stormed into the semis. The club has retained the services of our excellent 1st division coach, Dave Burgener, for 2017. Shores United have received a massive boost with the brand-new state-of-the-art facility at Shara Blvd ready for this season and are expecting a large number of players. The club urges all junior and senior players to sign on for Shores, for what promises to be our most exciting year in the history of our club, with junior teams from U6 to U16, possibly four senior men teams and the ﬁrst ever senior women’s team. Online registrations open 3 February at www.myfootballclub.com.au then select Shores United Soccer Club. Enquiries: 0420 989 151 between 9am and 5pm weekdays.
2016 saw a fantastic year both on and off the ﬁeld. Junior six-a-side has been simply awesome and pre-season training has already begun.
Kung Fu is the best way to start your day with training at 6am on Monday and Thursday. Classes combine traditional Chinese health development exercises, combat drills and pad / partner work.
Division 1 football is back at Pine Ave this year as the young men’s team continues to impress, while female and junior participation rates are going through the roof.
With our ‘ﬁrst four weeks free’ offer there’s no excuse not to wake up and recharge your day with Kung Fu.
Jonathan Flantz is on board once again as head coach and this season sees Sharon Scriven on board as the club’s female participation ofﬁcer with a pre-season all-girls open-age gala day planned for February.
Contact Sifu Gavin Cook on 0423 539 518.
For all details simply go to www.mbvfc.com.au and follow the links. See you down at the ground. Phone 0434 239 246 after 6pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.mbvfc.com.au
Brunswick Valley Junior AFL Club Brunswick Valley Junior AFL Club is passionate about the importance of the kids in the north of the Byron Shire having their own footy club. It gives them both belonging and connection to their community. The call is out for new players, boys and girls aged 5–15. Get on board with a club committed to AFL, family, community The biggest and healthy active kids.
Try it in 2017!
Steve Gort Tennis – healthy, fun and ﬁtness Tennis lessons held at Mullumbimby Tennis Club – see mullumbimbytennisclub.com/coaching for more details. Lessons are also held at Ocean Shores Tennis Courts in Waterlily Park. Steve Gort offers a Hot Shots program for young players aged from four years and up, with red, orange and green low-compression balls available to make learning easier. First lesson free for newcomers. Cardio training for adults, and adult and junior comps every week. Contact Steve on 0412 731 814.
little football club in the Shire
Contact the club on 0499 606 066.
BRUNSWICK VALLEY JUNIOR AFL CLUB
Sign On now open for the 2017 Season Girls and Boys aged 5 to 15
Information for online registration available at
Enquiries 0499 606 066 or email@example.com
Stan Thomson Oval, Brunswick Heads
A community driven, not for proﬁt sports club catering for all ages and all levels of skill.
www.mbvfc.com.au 0434 239 246 (after 6pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org MBVFC is on ﬁre! Volunteers, ideas people, and family participation are welcome at our busy little club. Register now for ‘Early Bird’ specials Byron Shire Echo archives: www.echo.net.au/byron-echo
7 1 0 2 s n O n g i S t r Spo Byron Magpies Junior AFL Club The Byron Bay Junior AFL Club, (Byron Magpies) is attached to the Northern Rivers Junior League and AFL Queensland. Their home ground is the Cavanbah Centre and the season runs from March till September each year. They cater for Auskick and Junior Football teams – U/7-U/17 as well as two girls’ teams. The club welcomes players, umpires, committee members and trainers for 2017 season. Matches are played on a Sunday and are rotated around the different grounds of the clubs attached to the Northern Rivers League. Pre-season training and events begin in February. To register or ﬁnd out more please go to www.byronbayjunioraﬂ.com or call 0405 428 564.
Mullumbimby Giants Junior Rugby League Mullumbimby Giants have a proud history for almost 45 years. Sign-on for 2017 has commenced with old and new players joining up early, taking advantage of reduced fees and looking forward to getting their footy boots back on. Junior League is very inclusive and covers the Mullumbimby and Brunswick Valley areas. Along with the health and ﬁtness beneﬁts of playing a team sport, the kids form strong and lasting friendships with other kids from our wider local area. There is a strong sense of mateship in our club. Registration for the 2017 season is now open on our website. We currently have a fantastic registration special of $50, but this won’t last. mullumgiantsjrl.leaguenet.com.au facebook.com/mullumbimbygiantsjrl
Byron Direct Sports Kung-Fu Wu-Chi For 20 years Byron Direct Sports has School of Art, serviced the Byron Shire and supported many clubs and schools along the way. Byron Bay Laurel or John can advise on sports shoes that are helpful and suitable for a wide range of feet. We stock a great range of indoor and outdoor footy boots, shorts and socks, as well as running, walking, netball, tennis, basketball, skate and back-to-school shoes. Parking is easy, service friendly and helpful. Don’t forget the locals’ discounts.
Call 0421 555 062.
1A Banksia Drive, Arts and Industry Estate, Byron Bay. 6685 7147. Open 7 days.
Your ﬁelds, your club – Suffolk Park FC We’ve saved our ﬁelds, now its time to enjoy them! Following on from the successful campaign to save the ﬁelds in November, Suffolk Park Football Club invites adults and children to sign up for the 2017 football season. SPFC is a fun and inclusive club; join in for ﬁtness, friendships, or passionate competition. Our players range from school age to 60 plus, with kids, adult mens’ and womens’ teams. Training begins in February at the ﬁelds, with games commencing around Easter. We’d also love to hear from anyone interested in coaching or volunteering for the 2017 season. Come to the Suffolk Park Tavern on Saturday February 4 9.30am–1.30pm or Sunday February 5 1.30–4.30pm, or go to the website www.suffolkparkfc.com to complete your registration online. Seniors co-ordinator 0438 363 821. Juniors co-ordinator 0401 578 311. www.suffolkparkfc.com
NOW OPEN MULLUMBIMBY JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE
The not-for-proﬁt Wu-Chi School of Art trains in concepts practised more than 5,400 years ago in ancient China. The martial art content is made up of the ‘eight ultimates’ – Pa Chi, some of which are Wu-Hsing Ultimate Body, Hsing-I Body/Mind & Pa-Kua eight changes. Skilled teachers are focused on building your kung-fu to the highest level.
Brunswick Byron Netball Association Our 2017 season commences in March with club sign-ons in February. All players ﬁve and older play on Saturday afternoons at the Mullumbimby Recreational Grounds. Come and Try Netball Session will be held on 11 February 9–10.30am at the Mullumbimby Recreation Grounds courts. Phone Julie on 6684 1724 to book by 9 February.
Byron Wu-Chi School of Art Wu Chi Chinese boxing – the ultimate combat training, selfdefence, discipline, and good fun! BYRON PRIMARY HALL – TEEN/ADULT CLASS Mon & Thurs nights. KIDS CLASS from 7yrs Tues nights. All start 6pm. POTTSVILLE PRIMARY HALL – KIDS CLASS Tues nights 5.30–6.30pm – ADULT CLASS Tues 6.30–8.00pm
Call Chris 0421 555 062
NETBALL ASSOC. INC. CLUB SIGN-ON
Sign On is available via www.netsetgo.asn.au for those aged between 5 and 10 years and through www.mynetball.com.au for those aged 11 years and older. BANGALOW: Wed 8th & 15th Feb. 3.30 till 5.30 pm, Bangalow Bowling Club. Contact Ellie 0429 855 399 BYRON BAY: Thur 9th Feb 4 till 5.30pm at Byron Netball Courts. Contact Brooke 0418 628 353 or Nichole 0427 948 749 MAIN ARM: Contact Noreen 0438 181 219 Sarah 6684 1487 by 9th February MULLUMBIMBY: 11th February 9 till 11am at Brunswick Byron Clubhouse. Contact Narelle 6684 3870 OCEAN SHORES: 11th Feb 9 till 11am at Ocean Shores Shopping Village. Contact Joanne 6680 1857 a/h or Janine 6680 5067a/h 0438 649 061
For more info see the accompanying advert our Facebook or website www.brunswickbyronnetball.com.au
Red Hot Tennis Red Hot Tennis offers professional tennis coaching for all ages and abilities. Holiday Clinics will be held on 23, 24 and 30, 31 January with Term 1 Coaching commencing 6 February. Bookings are essential.
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Located at the Riverside Tennis Club in Mullumbimby, TA Club professional coach Justin de Candia has been teaching tennis locally for the last 12 years. With a focus on a ‘learn through play’ philosophy, Red Hot Tennis provides a platform for children to learn valuable life lessons through sport. Phone Justin on 0403 841 241 or email email@example.com.
Justin de Candia
TA Club Professional Coach
Ph 0403 841 241 firstname.lastname@example.org
Your fields, your club REGISTER for 2017 Be a part of a fun, community-oriented club. Welcoming kids and adults of all ages to join. Register on our website or come to Suffolk Park Tavern on
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ARTIST IN FOCUS
Noel Hart 2017 WILL BE
This year will see him have solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, along with representation at art fairs in New York and Los Angeles, A N E V E N T F U L as well as group shows here in Australia. Widely known for his complex coloured glass sculptures and YEAR FOR abstracted paintings, Hart continues to push the boundaries in the process, and most recently in his use of coffee sacks as LO C A L A RT I ST blown-glass the starting point for his canvases. Research trips into the jungles of Costa Rica and Panama have N O E L H A RT. continued to fuel the content of both media. Hart’s continued acknowledgement of parrots in a conceptual context, in his blown-glass works, draws attention by his sophisticated use of colour and the colouring process he has devised. This has resulted in consistent international representation, as well as here in Australia. Interestingly the beauty in the colours, combined with the simple forms, defies the highly charged effort required to create each piece. Furnaces roaring and a team of five highly skilled assistants are required to work with him to create each glass piece. Based in the rainforest hinterland himself, Hart’s paintings are a reflection of his views about biodiversity and extinction, and his connection to natural world. Noel Hart Gallery – 10am–2pm Tuesday to Saturday (or by appointment) 8 Smith St, Mullumbimby Ind Est. Ph: 0417 042 951 6684 0005 www.noelhart.com 15 mins from Byron Bay and 7 mins from Brunswick Heads
Visual Arts 2017
Byron Community College is now taking enrolments for Cert III (CUA31115) and Cert IV (CUA41315) in Visual Arts. Both courses Austudy approved!
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EXPLORING THE AFTERLIFE TALKINGCLOSE ENCOUNTERS
B ROA D C A ST E R A N D A U T H O R B A R RY E ATO N I S T H E M C AT T H E U P CO M I N G A F T E R L I F E E X P LO R E R S CO N F E R E N C E .
He shared a little of his extraordinary journey that has led to researching and writing his international best selling books Afterlife and No Goodbyes. What do you believe happens after death? Where do we go? We are each essentially a form of spiritual energy using a physical body to have a human experience. Only the body dies; the spirit being pure energy cannot be destroyed, but returns to its place of origin before it embraced our body. Call this the afterlife, the world of spirit, heaven, whatever you like. From my research the afterlife is not somewhere that we go to be issued with a harp and cloud and float off into eternity through big pearly gates. It is actually a different dimension. There are many, many levels and where we end up after we leave this life depends on the life we have led. This is a very brief summary of the afterlife as it took most of my first book, Afterlife, to describe the whole process of what happens when we leave this world behind us. What are the biggest misconceptions about death and what happens afterwards? If you are good and follow the right belief system you go to heaven. If you’re bad it’s straight off to Hell where you will be tortured with pitchfork-wielding demons. There is no place called Hell, but there are some pretty bleak levels over there. Actually we all head in the same direction when we transition from this life, just which area we end up in this time is up to us. There is no formidable Zeus-like figure judging us while we tremble in fear; in fact when we look back on our last life we are our own harshest critics in most cases. One of the most comforting aspects of ‘crossing over’ is that we are reconnected with many loved ones who are waiting to welcome us. Is the afterlife the new frontier? I would see the world of spirit as our real home, and life on Earth is actually the new
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Since 1994 Mary has worked in private practice as a professional counsellor, hypnotherapist, metaphysical teacher, researcher, author, Reiki master, and international speaker. A thrice-published author in the field, Mary is recognised internationally as one of Australia’s leading researchers in the UFO and contact phenomenon.
frontier, whether it’s for old souls returning or for those new souls incarnating for the first time. A lot of the stories I imagine are anecdotal… What should we expect from the Afterlife Explorers Conference? This is the third Afterlife Explorers Conference and interest has been steadily growing since our first conference in Sydney in 2015. There is a wide variety of subjects addressed at the Byron Community Theatre, as the program amply demonstrates. Whether people are interested in near-death experiences, quantum consciousness, earthbound spirits, soulmates, life between lives, the science of ghost research, star kids, or life changing insights from the other side, there is something for everybody with an open and questing mind. It is a very comprehensive two-day program of events, which also includes a daily meditation, lunchtime mediumship demonstrations and several special workshops. Afterlife Explorers Conference, Friday and Saturday at the Byron Theatre, 8am–6pm each day. For ticket and program information go to afterlifeexplorers.com.au.
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She spoke with The Echo in the leadup to her keynote presentations at the Close Encounters Conference.
what we have found on our surveys globally so far and how this information has changed Mary, what are the commonalities in the how we understand contact with these stories about ET contact and abduction that intelligences. you have been told? I have been working on three Powerpoint There are many patterns that evidence the presentations; one is for the Afterlife experiences. conference, which primarily shares stories • Sighting an anomalous bright light moving from children and their encounters, which is in a strange sequence in the sky, or a cigar- or in my second book The New Human that I am saucer-shaped object etc. launching at the conference. • waking up with a bright light/blue or white I have two presentations on Sunday in the room at night and sensing beings/ and Monday; one is called Triggers of presences in the room Consciousness and shows the many ways we are being awakened and activated by • feel paralysed… aware of being taken these non-human intelligences. Real footage somewhere… of UFOs, whistleblower info, paranormal • aware of being in a room having medical phenomena, orbs and strange artwork/scripts, procedures languages etc that are expressed after contact • waking up with marks, strange triangular with similar information coming from China… dots, bruises and scars on the body Transformation: my final Powerpoint covers • feeling very tired and exhausted the next day adults who have had such powerful ET after the experience contacts that have changed them forever. One is a molecular biologist; another a medical • wake up with nightclothes in strange places doctor. I show evidence in our DNA that or outside with all the doors locked we are intelligently designed and how this • find you are writing unusual scripts or dormant DNA is being activated as we are drawings evolving now. • become more psychic… may see people’s Mary Rodwell is a guest speaker at the Close energy fields. Encounters Conference at the Byron Theatre • beings are interacting with them, and how on Sunday and Monday. we are all connected. For program and ticket information go to What should we expect from your closeencountersconference.com.au. presentation at the Close Encounters Conference? Read the full interview at: A panel that shares the FREE research data on
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SOAPBOX S E E M O R E O F M A N DY O N E C H O N E T DA I LY W W W. E C H O. N E T. A U /S OA P - B OX
THE OPTION TO PASS quite the specimen, but at The Pass, I’m Past it.
surrender for the sake of our sanity.
It was hard to stay resentful. Who could blame them about wanting to be here? The beach cover the rate rise. We can’t get a doesn’t care about tourism. park. We can’t get a wave. And if It just does its thing. After a you live next to an illegal holiday few hours we made the long letting in tourist time, you can’t trudge to our car, still fuzzed get a good night’s sleep either. out from surf and sand. Until we found the car. That’s when we Here’s my option four: No rate rise. But zero tolerance of illegal noticed that someone, and more specifically a someone with a holiday letting and a state Queensland number plate, had government sanctioned bed tax so that legal operators don’t parked us in. Barely 2cm from start bitching that it’s unfair they our bumper. How considerate. have to pay. I’m thinking this on I thought about a few diplomatic the long drive to Byron for our options and then I rammed swim at The Pass. Today I insisted them with our tow bar and we take it on. ‘It’s my favourite drove off. But I did leave a note. I beach. We pay rates for this shit.’ gave them some options: Option The trip from Mullum only took A: You can keep coming here and degrading our sense of an hour. Better than expected. community, our infrastructure, The cars trying to get into The and be hated by locals, but pay Pass snaked up to Lighthouse nothing, or B: You can keep Road. I already wanted to kill coming here, but not as many someone and I hadn’t even of you, and pay to maintain our got wet yet. John gave up and assets so our community can dropped us at the beach and parked the car a few kilometres afford to live here and in the end you’ll have a much better away near Captain Cook’s on experience, or my preferred an off-road. The Pass didn’t disappoint. She was as beautiful option, C: You Can Fuck Off.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t have tourism. Or tourists. I’m just You can’t live here without having I’ve had sex without condoms, saying I don’t like them. They a favourite beach. I love The Pass. I smoked cigarettes with shit me. A lot. I wish they’d go to I love the way the shore is fringed abandon, so I might as well take Evans Head. Or back to the Gold by pandanus. The rock that we a sneaky chance on skin cancer. Coast. I wish they paid for this, used to climb as a lookout that A day at The Pass had that and not us. I still haven’t got over now has an official staircase amazing ability to renew me. the smarmy passive aggressive and platform because too many I’d remember why I lived here. note from Council that was dickheads were making the What was good in life. I’d feel included with our rate rise, scramble. I love the sweep of the that deep earthy happiness you Then there was the traffic jam in asking us to check a box against Bay, the ever-changing face of get when you’re so blissed out our preferred options like option the parking lot. The fights over the beach pools, and of course, you can’t think any more. The one increase of 7.5 per cent whose blinker baggsed the one the crystal clear breaking water kids were small and so easy to free spot first. The opportunistic ‘continued deterioration of our that gently deposits you about 200 metres down the beach if the love when they bobbed about in Queenslander in the Range Rover assets’, option two at 10 per cent the surf, especially at that point who saw the ensuing standoff offering basic maintenance waves are right. where I could see but no longer and whizzed in and stole the park and, of course, the 12.5 per cent There was a time when I would hear them. All I could hear was in question, leaving you arguing increase of option three offering spend long days at The Pass, the resonant echo of the waves with a tourist about a park that some Council fantasy they called camped under the trees or hitting the land. ‘improvement all round’. no longer existed. Where I once an umbrella, enjoying that It was the only beach I went Where was option four: charge felt fuzzed out now I felt fury. salty pleasure of swim and to. But I stopped going. Too the tourists instead of residents? So The Pass was taken off the sun. Without sunscreen. I hate many people. And far too many favourite beach list and moved They’re the ones deteriorating sunscreen. I figured I’m an attractive people. On one visit I to the ‘beaches I can’t go to any our assets, not us. We can’t even 80s girl; I rode bikes without bloody use our assets, we’re at took a long, hard look at myself more’ list… another wondrous helmets, I crossed the road local asset that we who live here home hiding under the beds and thought, face it, old lady, without looking, I lived in a we haven’t rented on Airbnb to as ever. I wedged my family in house made from asbestos, you belong at Torakina. There I’m once enjoyed but have had to It wasn’t just the endless parade of beautiful bodies. It was the cars they came in. The big cars, with big surfboards. Everyone in the family seems to have a fricking surfboard. And you’re lucky if any one of them knows how to use it. But it won’t stop them having a crack and mowing you down in the process.
TUNING INTO THE EARTH FREQUENCY
What is the vision for the festival?
Earth Frequency Festival began as Earth Frequency, a small tree-planting doof. Although it’s grown and evolved a lot since then, it’s always been based on a meeting point of celebrating life with music, art and workshops, positive actions, outcomes and learning experiences, and being a point of connection for the creative communities of southeast QLD and northern NSW. I guess since it started growing beyond its initial format/ concept, the vision has been to develop it in to a mid-sized festival that retains the intimacy and less commercial vibe, but has the professionalism and creative possibilities of a bigger event. We’re now capping numbers at 5,000 total onsite, which feels like a great number to be working with. Who are the people, or the demographic, that typically attends your event? MISS AMBER & STUKULELE’S
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the middle of hundreds of hot bodies enjoying another one of our deteriorating assets.
It’s really good to have options.
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It’s really varied actually – everything from families to city people and clubbers, to hippies and doofers, and we’re starting to get more local people from the area the event takes place in to come and check it out. Earth Frequency is musically very diverse and offers more than just a few stages of music, so it attracts an awesome mix of people from different walks of life. What do you offer that is different from other festivals on at this time of year? I’d have to say the venue is a really special feature, with flat camping, powered camping options, possibly the best toilet and shower facilities in an Australian festival venue, and we are under an hour from Brisbane and two hours from Byron Bay. The music lineup is also unique to Earth Frequency – it’s an intentionally eclectic approach and cover a wide range of electronic music genres, mixed up with live bands, world music, workshops and performers. Earth Frequency is aiming directly at the middle point between what people might expect from a doof/electronic event and a more live-bandfocused festival, which makes it a bit hard to categorise… but that’s exactly where it’s supposed to be! What highlights does your program offer this year? We’re really happy to be hosting Beardyman, who is, without doubt, the world’s quickest-witted and most creative beat boxer. His improv sets cover a lot territory and he can rock a dancefloor with nothing but sounds generated from his mouth. The Desert Dwellers will be doing a special expanded live stage for the end of their tour that will feature fire performers, dancers, live musicians and more… definitely one to not miss. Also The Herd is a really special booking – these guys are real pioneers for the Australian hip-hop scene but their large band format sets them aside from most acts in the genre. On the trance/techno side of things we have Ace Ventura, Son Kite, Minilogue, Alex Stein – all as first-time bookings, plus a big domestic lineup. And we love bass music too so there’s a big lineup including Opiuo, Sixis, Digital Rust, the Spoonbill Ensemble, Quanta, Beat Fatigue and many more. Overall it’s the strongest music lineup that we’ve ever had, with 30 international acts and 30 interstate acts on the bill. If I were going to Earth Frequency, what would I need to do to ensure I was well prepared and had a great time – ie is this a camping festival? Earth Frequency is a four-day camping festival. Camping is included in the ticket price, but we do have camping upgrade options including the deluxe camping option (powered campsite, early arrival, close camping) and bell tents. As a summer festival, it’s important to consider a good camping
setup including an esky, some shade, sun protection and shoes. I think you get the most out of the experience if you come for the full four days, drop all your expectations and ideas, and just go with the journey that has been set up. Bring anything that will make your time more fun and more comfortable, and don’t be afraid to express yourself even if that means dressing up in outlandish costumes and decking out your campsite with an interesting theme! Where is the festival – tell me about the location, what to expect, why it has been chosen? The festival’s venue is Ivorys Rock, which is in southeast QLD – not far from Ipswich. This venue has been chosen for several reasons: its location – being south of Brisbane means a much better travel time for our friends from northern NSW; it’s a beautiful outdoor venue capable of hosting around 5,000 people; and it has the best toilet and shower facilities I’ve seen at a festival venue in Australia. The venue has been designed with sustainability in mind; it has easy access in all weather conditions and the venue owners are really supportive and happy to work with us on all our eco and sustainability initiatives, which is great, as this is a key aspect of the festival. What does coming together dancing do for people, do you think? I think people come to festivals like this because they need a break from their usual reality. We all live busy, fast-paced lives, often juggling a lot of work and stress. The chance to come out to a beautiful location, drop all your responsibilities for a few days, and just soak up good music, dance out all your stress, hang out with your friends and make some new ones is like medicine for the soul! What should we expect for this year’s Earth Frequency? We’re on track to deliver our best festival yet – the music lineup is our strongest to date, we have a massive array of art, performance, workshops and other activities on offer, and we’re coming in to our fourth year at Ivorys Rock and so some of the usual logistical issues that inevitably come up with a new site have been worked through. I couldn’t be more excited to be offering the 12th edition of the festival. Ivory’s Rock, 17–20 February. For tickets, directions and program information go to earthfrequency.com.au.
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There’re a few things about Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull that you might not know. Firstly, he has a wicked sense of humour, is the passionate grower of very hot chili peppers and is an animal conservationist for The Andean Mountain Cat and more to discover in the Q&A below. You are one of the few people in the world who are known equally by two stage names: Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull. Which do you prefer and why? Nowadays I prefer Ian Anderson, but the repertoire is still Jethro Tull so both are valid concert billings. In my passport, it says Ian Anderson. No mention of Jethro Tull! You are famously recognised as a flautist… but you are a multi-instrumentalist. Was the flute the first instrument you gravitated towards? Which is your favourite instrument? I started with guitar, of course, like many others in the 60s. But the flute was a point of difference so it became the instrument I am most associated with. No-one confused me with other bands and artists. And so, it remains my favourite instrument to this day. But the guitar is more useful for writing songs. What can we expect to see in your festival performance this year? A selection of best-of material, of course. Maybe one or two new songs depending on our allotted set length. If the money’s right, I can toss in Smoke on the Water and Whiter Shade of Pale. Or should that be a lighter shade of ale? You have a band member whose role is listed as ‘vocals and stage antics’. What do ‘stage antics’ entail? Tomfoolery, jigging about and bum-wiggling. But that was Ryan O’Donnell, guest vocalist, who is currently Ray Davies in the London musical Sunny Afternoons. Otherwise engaged, although he is a virtual guest on our big video screen on full production tours. A bit impractical at a multi-act festival, however. Wasn’t this your role in the early years? Still is if I’ve remembered to drink my half-bottle
of Jack Daniels before the show. Brings out the inner Ollie Reed in me. Do you think that you have come full circle – and it is your time again? My time is 06.30 every morning when I wake up. It is my favourite hobby. Waking up. I try to do it as often as possible. It may not be so well known that at one time you were considered as a ‘heavy metal’ band. Indeed, in 1988 you beat Metallica to the Grammy for the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance. Was that a shock? It was certainly a shock to Metallica. They had to shelve all the Metallica Grammy Winners T-shirts for another year. But I do have a heavy metal flute: 0.997 pure silver. If I can find one in plutonium, I could glow in the dark. What three other things about Ian Anderson that people may not know? Grower of very hot chili peppers. Supporter of the Christian Church – not the religion so much as the old smelly buildings themselves. I do charity shows each year for the maintenance and upkeep of our great medieval cathedrals. I am engaged in the conservation of small wild cat species too from time to time. Check out the Andean Mountain Cat. What / who are you inspired by and listening to right now? Muddy Waters, Beethoven and Varttina, the Finnish folk band. Right now, I am listening to Marc Almond’s new, as-yet-unreleased song that I just guested on, called, Lord Of Misrule. A perfect Christmas song that we will play together at Worcester and Winchester cathedrals in December. What’s your ‘secret song’, when no-one is around… what song are you playing? Convoy by CW McCall. Perfect for US tours when we are barrelling down the freeway to the next town. Bluesfest 2017 on Easter Sunday. For more ticket and program info go to bluesfest.com.
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DINOSAUR JR ROCK THE NORTHERN Dinosaur Jr return to Australia this January touring off the back of their new album Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not, their first since 2012 and their fourth since 2005’s unlikely reformation.
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‘If you ever begin to think your best days are behind you, buy one of Dinosaur Jr’s last three records and get inspired.’ – Double J Original members J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph will bring the classics from a catalogue that now stands at eleven albums tall (and not a dud among them) between them containing the classics Repulsion, Almost Ready, Little Fury Things, Watch The Corners, Freak Scene, Tiny, The Wagon, Out There, Feel The Pain… I could go on… According to a writer from Live Review, ‘No other band plays super-loud fuzzy guitar rock like Dinosaur Jr. Early on bassist Lou Barlow told the crowd that this was the group’s first show in six months. It didn’t matter one bit. You get the sense that you could wake Mascis, Barlow and Murph out of a one-year slumber, give them some equipment and a shitload of amps, and they’d bang out the perfect rock show.’ Four albums into their rebirth and Dinosaur Jr look to have no sign of slowing up. Album of the week slots on Double J, FBi, SER and glowing reviews across the planet stand testament to
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TEN OUT OF TENZIN Almost 50 years ago Tenzin Choeygal was around four years old and, alongside his parents, fled their homeland Tibet, becoming refugees overnight and today one of the world’s most uplifting talented music composers and singers. He will be in the Byron Shire next Friday night with the Tashi Lhunpo monks raising support for the 100s of displaced children of Nepal, Tibet and India Himalayas. Are all Tibetans nomads? Not all Tibetans are nomads but at this time they must feel like nomads wondering around the globe waiting to return home to Tibet. If home is a place then always one wants to be back in Tibet. Where is home for you? Where my music is and where I am in the moment. Right now Australia is my home and my family and my music are here. How big is your footprint? Living in exile, we fled to Nepal for a few years, living in the vast desert of Upper Mustang then most of childhood was in Dharamsala in an orphanage while my parents stayed in Upper Mustang where my father passed away early on and my mother more recently. I am travelling always with music and travelling with amazingly talented warmhearted artists around the globe. I’ve had the joy of creating music with Philip Glass and Patti Smith among many international artists and I look forward to meeting with Amir Paiss, Elena Williams, Alexa, Rachel, and Kevin James next Friday. What has changed for you? Technology is the most significant change. Many monks now have mobile phones but I used my first phone and made a call only in mid-90s, as we grew up very simply in Nepal and India, off grid. Which words from HH Dalai Lama 14th really affect your life? "If you can help somebody then help them; if you can’t then don’t harm them." What inspires you? Life itself inspires me to be as joyous as possible, and this is how I feel when I sing. What do you value most? Compassion is the most important for me. How does a monk child live? Similarly to an Australian child, only they study a few languages as well as the Tibetan texts and their days are longer. Any messages for young ones? Compassion for the children is all I wish, no words of wisdom. They are smart enough to know their own life; they have the global knowledge in their palm. I am not teaching anything. I want for them to be global citizens and they can find their own individual paths. And as a parent you can only give them encouragement. Friday evening 5.30pm Mullumbimby Civic Hall For Tibet with Love with dinner, cakes and refreshments being served and a great lineup. Welcome to country will begin at 6.30pm sharp. It is a family-friendly event. BYO cushion and water. There will be seating provided too. All smaller children are requested to bring small activities to play and a parent. TBC puppet show. One hundred per cent fundraiser for refugee children of Himalayas. Tickets on sale at Amore Mullumbimby and on the door until sold out. Entry donations: $25 Adult; $20 Concession; or $49 for the family. Children under 13 free.
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She lives in a yurt on the island of Mon in Denmark, sharing her Life Art inside the nomadic project Drommesalen.
outside of themselves, so I wanted to create a space where women took full control of themselves.
I have to interview her for the Taste of Love, Australia’s biggest tantra festival. It’s 7pm here. I’ve just finished getting dinner, the kids are in the other room. I should inform you, I don’t do tantra. I do tantrums.
‘This work is not aiming at coming to ejaculate – it’s not a goaloriented workshop. This is about connecting with the sacred waters we carry, cleaning out ancestral wounds. In the line of wounds we carry in our spirit, the collective conditioning in our spirit, and having a loving juicy time together, celebrating our sexuality, inspiring each other in the freedom. I believe it is possible for all women to ejaculate, but what stops them is fear, loss of control.’
It’s 9am for Christine, whom I guess I am skyping directly from the yurt. The difference in our lives doesn’t escape me. Mine domestic, where I am in the service to the often-mundane needs of others, answering questions such as ‘What’s for dinner’, not ‘What does it all mean?’ Christine is the service of the divine, strolling on her shamanic pathway. If I had a shamanic pathway I’d be complaining I had to sweep it.
I’m scared just thinking about it. But now I’m wondering what happens. Could a woman like me do something like this?
Borch is persuasive. ‘I am convinced that the field of women to women is huge, beyond what we can imagine, and I see that it is very healing and very nourishing when you create a space I’ll admit it, I am intrigued. One of Borch’s presentations is ‘Sacred where women are allowed to be intimate with each other. Often what holds women back is other women, in order for our female Squirting’. evolution to expand in order to break this pain of conditioning I can’t not interview someone about that, although I’m not even that is also on the male body. We need to find tools so we can quite sure what to ask, and if I’m really honest, I’m a bit nervous. allow ourselves to be the full expression of our power, and find I am a comedian, I hide behind humour. Squirting is funny to our individual magic in order for our planet Earth to heal.’ me; I know for Borch it’s going to be serious. Her time in the Amazon left her with a sense of deep connection I’m not quite prepared for how intense Borch is. She really gets about the relationship we have with nature reflecting our own in. Our 20-minute Skype extends to an hour. At just 31 she’s negative relationship with self. gone in deep, exploring sexuality in Berlin and studying plant ‘We are in the body, we are the earth, everything that the earth shamanism with indigenous tribes of Huni Kuin Yawanawa in is going through mirrors the relationship women have with their the Amazon Forest. For a 48-year-old mother of five living in a own bodies – in the end it’s the same force…’ nice suburban six-bedroom house in Mullumbimby, talking to So what actually happens at the Sacred Squirting workshop? a yurt-dwelling light warrior is intimidating. And seductive. You ‘Normally I first speak about the scientific proof so to speak. can’t help but feel that this young woman has found the key There’s not a lot of information out there, and I speak in terms to something ancient. And frankly, it terrifies the middle-class of anatomy and how sexual expression is moving through your cushions right out from under me. I don’t tell her I spent $150 on a cushion today. Because that’s how body and what I know about body, and I teach you what I sense in my own body, and I listen to what the force is opening in my shallow I am. I get the feeling she doesn’t give a shit about the body and I speak to that, and I go into somatic body work and material realm. And I can’t help but feel she’s seen the cushion. massage, and I open a space where women explore themselves She looks through me. touching themselves and then I demonstrate… and then I hold I’m not wrong, she even admits she can do it. a space for women to explore themselves and then I guide through music. I support with hands-on work where I can see ‘I developed this ability to sense into other beings, human and non-human, and this whole fertile field that lies there appeared. that it’s needed; in order for the flow to move, we are working with flow. I work the same with group as I do with individuals. I came to Berlin as a dancer, experiencing creative sexuality from eros to tantric breath, and I was diving very deep; and I open gates in the body – I am about unblocking what needs to at the same time I started sharing my own study and what I unblock in order for the flow to move through you.’ understood, and my spiritual door opened.’ The Skype finishes. I’m surprised by how interesting I found Shit. Now I’m really nervous. But more intrigued. I’ve spent my Borch. How magnetic she is. I serve dinner. I wash up. Then I life closing open doors. How does a nice girl end up in a room notice something… my door is open. teaching women how to squirt? It takes me until morning to shut it… ‘Its not an easy path to take and also I encountered my own Christine will be conducting Sacred Squirting on Saturday 21 conditioning – my own darkness – and I knew if I had to grow January at 5pm and on Friday 20 she facilities Infinite Contact. further, and if I was also opening to shamanic work that I am moving energies and so I started studying plant energy as well. I Leading up to the Taste of Love events she will be joined by Ron live between sexuality, shamanism and choreography. For me it van Twuiver from the Netherlands to present Ecstatic Tantric Dance at the Blue Lotus Dance Studio in Byron. $25 per ticket is the dance of life.’ and FREE for Taste of Love ticket holders. As for Squirting, well it’s more than meets, or even hits, the eye. I While she is here, Christine is also offering private sessions: think this. I don’t say it. But I think I just wrote it. christineborch.com. ‘We have two hours. The sacred squirting came from a wish to For ticket and program information for Taste of Love, go to create a space for women to encounter themselves first and tasteoflove.com.au. foremost. I saw that women kept projecting their sexuality
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Live Music COMEDY AT THE
BYRON BAY RECORDS DANCE PARTY
Last month saw the Byron Brewery launch open mic comedy in the beergarden. Proving to be a comedy hotbed of new and up-andThis Saturday Byron Bay comers, the bill is full with Records bring the music to comedy wannabes, keen to the beautiful idyllic grounds try their hand at the dark art of the Mullumbimby of standup. The great thing Leagues Club with BBR about standup is that people Party 2. donâ€™t care if youâ€™re famous. Sharon Sharabi, one of Theyâ€™re interested in seeing the Directors of Byron Bay you. The â€˜realâ€™ you. In fact the Records (BBR) explained a â€˜reallerâ€™ the you that you can little more about the event. show an audience, generally â€˜We are BBR, a local record the more successful you will label who try to promote local be onstage. artists. No topics are off limits; We will be presenting standup offers a smorgasbord Electronic Dance Music. We of ideas, values, concepts have had a party previously at and beliefs, all distilled into a the same venue, so this is our cleverly crafted gag. Standup second one. comedian Mandy Nolan hosts this monthâ€™s open mic. We are all local artists! She believes that open mic Part of the proceeds from comedy rooms are a must for the event will be donated comedy lovers. â€˜Itâ€™s like being to Sacred Stone Camp Legal there in the lab watching how Fund. the jokes are made,â€™ laughs There will be a few different Nolan, a seasoned comic of DJs including Shazay, Miles 30 years. â€˜I love hosting open Jackson, Liam Kieran, DJ mics because I always find Roger and Amazon Warrior. something so exciting in 18 plus event. There is a watching new and generally courtesy bus from the leagues terrified people stand on the club which can be contacted precipice of their comfort through the cub. zoneâ€Ś and leap! I also love the opportunity to push For more information go myself, to try new ideas that to the event Facebook BBR I wouldnâ€™t try in a regular Party 2. comedy setting. Open mic nights such as Home-crafted Comedy are about all the Once a year Kellie Knight and new comedians finding their groove and established the Daze showcase to their local Byron Bay community by comics trying something new. Itâ€™s always exciting.â€™ Homebringing their unique brand crafted Comedy at the The of jazz, soul and funk to the Byron Brewery on the third Byron Bay Markets. Thursday of every month at Expect to hear some chilled 8pm. Sunday-morning funked-up
jazz standards followed by early-afternoon original tunes to imbue the market vibes with some sophisticated groove and fierce soul vocals.
Thursday 19 January at 8pm.
â€˜This should be fun,â€™ laughs Nolan. â€˜Itâ€™s the day after my 49th birthday; I should almost be done sulking by then!â€™
MOSAIC JUICE Public art mosaics have a long history in Byron Shire. The most visible installations are the two colourful roundabouts in the heart of Byron, but mosaic seats, street pavers and wall murals are dotted throughout the Shire. Usually collaborative community efforts, these vibrant mosaics add character to our streets and public spaces. An upcoming exhibition at Lone Goat Gallery takes us beyond the public face of mosaic art. The Mosaic Artists of Byron Bay come together to highlight mosaic art in a domestic setting in the form of sculpture, fine art, decorative objects and garden pavers. Pyari Cau and Turiya Bruce were central in creating the Byron Bay mosaic roundabouts and mural at the Byron Bay Community Centre. In this exhibition, Turiyaâ€™s colourful mosaics are informed by another commission â€“ the lotus mosaic at Crystal Castle. Pyariâ€™s work is finely crafted and includes three-dimensional garden sculptures and her impressions of patterns in nature. A highlight is Pyariâ€™s sculpture of a glistening unicorn that would be a focal point in any garden setting. Heather Stevenson is also well known in Byron Shire as a longtime teacher of mosaics and stained glass. Heather has created private mosaic installations in homes locally and interstate. Her marble abstract pieces have a contemporary aesthetic yet are constructed using the traditional hammer and hardie techniques favoured by ancient craftsmen. Janet Bowdenâ€™s large scale monochrome portraits and colourful animal studies are rich in intensity and detail. These impressive works are magnetic and have strong visual impact. Janetâ€™s artistic focus is on creating mosaics for modern living. Commissions for portraits are also available.
BALLINA PLAYERS PRESENT SHREK THE MUSICAL JR AT THE PLAYERS THEATRE ON 13â€“15 AND 18â€“22 JANUARY. MATINEES AT 2PM AND EVENING PERFORMANCES AT 7PM. BOOK ONLINE AT WWW.BALLINAPLAYERS. COM.AU OR AT JUST FUNKIN MUSIC, 6686 2440 (A BOOKING FEE APPLIES). Jane Denisonâ€™s installation of garden pavers draws upon imagery associated with Australian summers. These fun pavers act as a visual reminder of the things we need when going to the beach. Rich in colour and diversity, this exhibition is a must-see for locals and visitors alike this summer. All welcome to the Following the Juice opening at the Lone Goat Gallery in Byron on Friday 20 January 6pm.
THE DRILL HALLâ€™S CORRUPTED AUSTRALIA DAY Opening on Australia Day, Louis Nowraâ€™s tragicomedy The Incorruptible is about the beginning of the end of this once compassionate nation. This Drill Hall Theatre Companyâ€™s (Mullumbimby)
DRILL HALL PRESENTS THE INCORRUPTIBLE AT THE DRILL HALL 26â€“29 JAN AND 3â€“5 FEB, PHOTO JOHN MCCORMICK
Mongrel Arts Project tells of how a newly crowned premier plans to redefine Queensland and Australia. The â€˜incorruptibleâ€™ is hardworking, conservative, Christian sugarcane grower Ion Stafford, who sees himself as the antidote to progressive social values. Stafford is installed as premier by the political kingmaker Ed Gabelich (Gabo), whose signature game plan is to continue to enjoy the fruits of government for as long as he can. The Incorruptible traverses earthy rural Queensland on a righteous crusade to Canberra, with Louis Nowraâ€™s original Australian voice speaking loudly to our current political situation and about the nature of corruption. The director Gregory Aitkenâ€™s (A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream, The Ballad of Edgar and Mary)
says the play, â€˜is timely, wise and outrageous. Louis Nowra challenges us as citizens to either sit back and mourn the transformation of a fair society into a neo-liberal experiment or to do something about it.â€™ Aitken has assembled a faultless cast of 11 exceptional local actors, supported by a dynamic creative team. Seven shows only: 26, 27, 28, 29 January and 3, 4, 5 February at the Drill Hall Theatre, including a Q&A with the cast and creative team after each of the 2pm Sunday matinees. For more information and online bookings proceed to the drillhalltheatre.org.au website. Over-the-counter ticket sales at The Bookshop Mullumbimby. Warning: The Incorruptible has adult themes, coarse language and bloody fine acting.
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ARIES: Mars kick-starts the year along with a strong
s r a t S with Lilith Mercury gets back in gear for the year, late-week full moon stirs up family issues, and there’s Friday the 13th for thrills, spills and dramatic action…
TAURUS: This week’s a doozy for guilt-free indulgence, so get a good wallow in before you’re asked to step up and replace someone. Try to downplay full moon’s dummy spits in favour of a no-nonsense, practical approach; sensible Saturn will assist you in making clear arrangements, fair agreements and overdue improvements. GEMINI: Mercury’s forward move green-lights a go-ahead approach to addressing the disconnect between current reality and the life you’d prefer. Give this specific consideration, but don’t talk it all away countering other people’s conflicting opinions. Listen to late week’s deep-feeling love vibes bringing heart sense to head logic.
congregation of planets in your spirit house – a timely assist while professional interests shift and slide on a somewhat unstable table. Iron self-control’s recommended during provocative power plays – no channelling Kali. Stay calm, say little, play the givenothing-away game till energies settle…
COMEDY IN THE GARDEN! This February, Byron Brewery launch FREE headline comedy shows in their iconic beer garden. Offering patrons the kind of show you’d usually be paying big bucks for, the good people at the Brewery are brewing up big monthly laughs with a headline comedy night scheduled for the first Friday of every month. This is in addition to their regular third Thursday of the month Home-crafted Comedy open mic night. Launching the very first Comedy in the Garden is Lindsay Webb. ‘Lindsay Webb is more than your average standup. He has an almost mindreader-like ability to pick faces in the
CANCER: This week you may have to get serious about a foundational or structural issue, either a literal or metaphoric one. You’ll be super-sensitive and extra-sensory during Thursday’s Cancerian full moon (a red-letter day in the Crabster book of love), though be advised that others might experience these tidal emotions as overwhelming.
SAGITTARIUS: As Mercury moves forward through your sign towards increasing order, certainty and structure, consider renegotiating a recent decision into something a bit more win-win. Be sensitive to shifting conditions, preferences and alliances during Thursday’s super-sensitive full moon, when inconsequential things could get blown out of all proportion.
CAPRICORN: Let’s not mince words: this could be an edgy week in earthworld. And your being hard to please (what you call getting it right) will increase the heat, so go with flow and keep peace as best you can till late-week Mercury’s move into Capricorn pushes the start button on forward momentum.
LEO: If a blast from the past resurfaces in the form of a person or prospect, rose-coloured glasses aren’t your best accessory for this week’s cosmic cocktail of overactive imaginations, hopeful assumptions and unrealised dreams. Truth and trust are important, so be choosy where you give the benefit of the doubt. VIRGO: Virgos are specially sensitive to the movements of Mercury, your planetary ruler. Which fast forwards this week with a problem-solving surge into the sign of practical ambitions, rebooting projects languishing in the pending file. If unsettling changes occur, well you’re a mutable sign – make them work for you. LIBRA: Mercury’s direct turn refreshes your enthusiasm for improvement this week, which recommends tying off loose ends (you know which ones) in preparation for this year’s new Libran astro-cycle. As late-week full moon feelings see-saw between bitter venting and tender loving sweetness, you’ll be busy doing the equilibrium dance – again. SCORPIO: With Mercury’s forward move (planets be praised!) easing decision making all round, mysteries clarify and financial affairs benefit from the application of practicality. At full moon’s tidal emotions, don’t let old war wounds, a predilection for payback or just plain stubbornness prevent any opportunity for healing.
AQUARIUS: Not new year money blues already? You know you’ll always pay the bills by using your skills. Complex power surges are at work this week though, along with misleading misunderstandings, so check details, listen to advice, do background checks. Tread extra carefully round Thursday’s volatile, potentially explosive full moon.
PISCES: Venus and Mars tangoing together in your sign is the perfect time for a fabulous Piscean fluff-up, a marvellous makeover, a new-look you – because Mars will manifest whatever beautifying Venus decrees. Friendships needing an upgrade are likely to come under scrutiny too during Thursday’s emotional full moon.
audience and create a show purely on where they come from and what they do. The last time I saw him at The Arkaba half the show was a six-degrees exercise in linking audience members together; it was sheer genius.’ That’s what one reviewer said of him at the Adelaide Fringe after his sellout show in 2016. Lindsay Webb is truly an International act worthy of the title. Lindsay loves digital media, as regular guest on Wil Anderson’s FOFOP Podcast, as well as Hosting a Podcast for BP Australia (CBBP Podcast). A regular guest at 612 ABC QLD with the Futureheads panel. Also known for crowd warmup for many TV shows including Gruen Nation ABC, Q&A ABC and Save Your Life Tonight ABC.
BRINGING BONDI TO BYRON, WITH FLICKERFEST SCREENING AT THE MULLUMBIMBY CIVIC HALL 27–29 JANUARY He has supported many great acts, including Wil Anderson around the country and Jim Jeffries’s QLD shows. Lindsay was also a guest comic on The Darren Sanders Show on GO. In 2013 Lindsay also hosted many class clowns workshops for MICF.
Local council waste departments report about four per cent of the household Lindsay Webb is joined by the waste is textiles and most superbly funny Paul McMahon people donate unwanted as support and much-loved clothing for charitable Queen of Comedy Mandy recycling. Charities say about Nolan as MC. 15 per cent of donations are on-sold through op shops, 15 Comedy in the Garden at per cent percent are ragged, 15 the Byron Brewery, Friday 3 per cent go to landfill and 55 February at 8pm. Free show! per cent are exported into the Come early because this is secondhand clothing trade. CULT COMEDY at its best. See January 18–22 workshops of Byron Bay: go to thecubbyhousebyronby. com.au.
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FLICKERFEST SHOWS THE BEST
DONI RAVEN: SILENT FILM WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE AT PIGHOUSE FLICKS IN BYRON ON FRIDAY
world or Australian premieres, handpicked from 2,400 entries, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films in the world today.
and local stories that are produced in the region each year. Fifteen–20 local short films will screen across this 120-minute program. Best of International 2 Shorts screens in the evening and on Sunday We will also be presenting 29 Jan sees Short Laughs the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts Comedy screening and Best of finalist’s screening showcasing Australian Shorts. a wonderful new collection of FLiCKERFEST 2017 – 26th creative shorts from our very International Short Film talented local filmmakers. Festival & Byron All Shorts – Northern Rivers Short Film Highlights include the Competition Opening Night Party on
Friday 27th – fully catered with food, music and drinks from event partners Rosnay Organic Wine, Young Henrys Beer and Parkers Organic Juices. This is then followed by the Best of International 1 Shorts. Highlights include: the moving and insightful Nocturne In Black According to sustainability from Lebanon: ‘In a warconsultant Jane Milburn, ravaged Middle Eastern Australians buy an average of neighbourhood, a musician 27 kilograms of new clothing struggles to rebuild his each year, two-thirds of which Flickerfest returns to the northern rivers 27–29 January piano after it is destroyed by are made from manmade Jihadists’; and the delightfully fibres derived from petroleum. for its 19th year screening a smorgasbord of the best short heart-warming Timecode Australians are the secondfilms from the Byron region, from Spain, ‘Luna and Diego largest consumers of Australia, and the world across are the parking-lot security new clothing after north one cinema-packed short-film guards. Diego does the night Americans, who annually weekend at the Mullumbimby shift, and Luna works by day; buy 37kg each, and ahead of Civic Hall. will they ever meet?’; plus The western Europeans at 22kg, Head Vanishes, a beautifully Celebrating 26 years as ‘The while consumption in Africa, crafted and poignant Home Of Great Short Film’ , the Middle East and India French Canadian animation: in 2017 Flickerfest remains averages just 5kg per person. ‘Jacqueline has lost her mind a Australia’s leading AcademyMs Milburn runs Textile Beat and bit but, whatever, she decides Accredited and BAFTAwill visit New South Wales soon recognised short-film festival, to take a trip to the seaside’. to address a free community ensuring that we continue All three films are shortlisted forum Slow Clothing in a to present A-list short-film for the 2017 Academy Awards. Fast World on Wednesday 18 programs recognised among Then on Saturday 28 Jan January 18 at 6.30pm and run a the best in the world. from 4.30pm is the Byron series of upcycling sessions in All Shorts. This is the 12th At Flickerfest Mullumbimby subsequent days (January 19–22) year presenting the best they will be screening an at workshops of Byron Bay. of local shorts from the entertaining, inspiring and Textile Beat has developed a northern rivers; encouraging award-winning range of Slow Clothing Manifesto to audiences to experience 30 Flickerfest short-film inspire change in the way we highlights, many of which are the many amazing films
CHANGING OUR MATERIAL FOOTPRINT
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engage with clothing for the good of ourselves, society and the planet. The manifesto is based on 10 actions: think, natural, quality, local, care, few, make, adapt, revive and salvage.
DR HUBBLE’S BUBBLE SHOW AT THE BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE ON SUNDAY
Mullum Civic Hall - 27–29 January. For event screenings and tickets go to flickerfest. com.au/tour/byron-bay.
Screening this Friday for one night only: Doni Raven – An independent silent film created and shot locally in the Byron Shire; a story about love, loss, good and evil, which will be backed by a live performance by The Doni Raven Band. From the misty mountaintops to a darkened canopy floor you come to a burning fire; there you will stare deep within to find that the wings of the raven are revealed with a message, time to set your wrongs to right. Having influence from such artists as Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave, Doni Raven takes on a persona of his own, laying down his compositions using intensely honest poetic lyrics, a raw husky voice, various electronic effects and enhanced acoustics brought to life by silent film and the Doni Raven Band. Pighouse Flicks in Byron from 7.30pm. Ticks at pighouseflicks.com.au or at the door $25/22.
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cinema Reviews BY JOHN CAMPBELL
CREATIVE FUTURES MO RE THAN HALF A M IL L ION AU ST RAL IANS N OW WORK IN THE C RE AT IV E S E C TOR , MA KING IT ON E OF T H E FAST E ST GROWING AND MOST DYNAMIC SEGMENTS IN THE N AT IO N AL ECON OMY.
Creative professionals now outnumber mining sector employees by three to one. Gone are the days when a creative career was seen as foolish, or unrealistic. Creative careers are very much the currency of the future.
I hate to be confounded by my own prejudices (who doesn’t?), but sometimes you inescapably must give credit to where credit is due. Most of us are selective about the movies we view, according to their genre, so it is intellectually invigorating when the boundary-hoppers come along. Though some Our local hub of creative media education, the SAE Institute in sequences take place in what look like nothing more than Byron Bay, is keen to offer our local creatives the chance to grow regurgitated, overblown TV sets, what is genuinely likeable their employment opportunities by offering a 2017 Northern about Morten Tyldum’s film, overriding its predictable pastiche Rivers Creative Media Scholarship program. and unoriginal design, is the engaging boy-meets-girl story Lee Aitken is the general manager for SAE Southern Campuses, (the oldest in the world) involving Jim and Aurora (Chris Pratt which includes six in Australia, and three outside Australia, in and Jennifer Lawrence). They are among 5,000 passengers on Auckland, Jakarta and Capetown. board one of those giant Spielberg-ish spacecraft, travelling As industry educators, Mr Aitken sees the valuable role creatives in slo-mo at half the speed of light to an outpost established have in the national GDP. by the Homestead Corporation a long way from planet Earth. ‘The creative industries in 2014 were valued at $33 billion and they Everybody on board, including the crew and all of the new are expecting the entertainment media market to grow to $39.8 colonists, is in an induced coma, but a malfunction awakens billion in the coming years. Jim ninety years too soon. He is totally alone, except for his companionship with an android bartender, Arthur (Michael We are seeing a focus towards digital industry, the increased Sheen – a bizarre but reassuring casting). If you had the ability growth of a creative economy, and that’s where our courses are to open one other sleeper’s cocoon, to be your partner in skilling people – for that future. It’s providing people for skills in the future that we don’t know how to define in some instances. In condemned solitude, would you do it? Would you indulge in many instances we are training people for jobs that haven’t been an act so selfish? Or does the drowning man instinctively take another down with him? This is the crux of the matter. What is created yet.’ original about the movie – apart from its underpinning moral The $8,000 scholarships will be made available for up to 50 question, to which it takes students commencing a diploma course at SAE in Byron Bay in the tried and true ‘I love you‘ February 2017. escape route – is that there That includes a Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital Media are no spider-legged aliens Production), Diploma of Music Industry (Electronic Music against whom Jim and Aurora Production) and Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production). are fighting. The enemy is ‘We recognise that the northern rivers is a creative media hub,’ technology, before which we says Mr Aitken. ‘It produces award-winning creative projects on all now cower. When their a regular basis, and there are significant employment projects in precise, computerised lifethe area. We know study options are limited in regional locations, journey through space starts so we want to support locals in that creative community and we to go pear-shaped, what is recognise the value in having them do their study here at home.’ there to revert to? One glitch after another puts the entire Scholarships are open to all local residents. project at risk and Jim and ‘Whether you are a school leaver or a mature person, it’s open to anyone who is residing in the area or has the intention to reside in Aurora must work together to save the day. The soundtrack the area,’ says Mr Aitken. gets ear-splittingly louder and One of the key strengths of the Byron SAE campus is its louder as the crises unfold, engagement in local industry. but if you can cope with that ‘I see community engagement as vital,’ says Mr Aitken. ‘It’s the brain cells will be keenly important to be involved and to be listening and working in the activated. creative culture – and it’s important for our students to have work experience.
Based on a series of graphic novels by Camille Jourdy, Julien Rappeneau’s poignant but adorable comedy-drama is easily the most refreshing and original movie that I’ve seen in yonks. Vincent Machot (Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser in the French provincial city of Nevers (the location is perfectly off the beaten track). Loveless and dominated by his mother who lives upstairs, he encounters Rosalie (Noémie Lvovsky) in her grocery shop and is immediately mesmerised by her. He follows her every move, from her singing in a church choir to drinking alone in the local bar. Unbeknown to Vincent, Rosalie has twigged what is going on and got her niece, Aude (Alice Isaaz), and a couple of her girlfriends to spy on Vincent. Rappeneau creates an unfolding mystery by employing the device of repeating a number of plot points shot first through Vincent’s and then through Aude’s perspective – the incident of Rosalie’s demonic flame dance in the woods is beautifully set up before later being logically explained. But what is it that is driving Vincent to his obsessive stalking? The sense of déjà vu that he experienced when he first saw Rosalie was not shared by her, but he is too shy to approach her. And why does she visit the penitentiary? As is the case in a lot of European cinema, glamour and brazenness are not required to create a slow-burn sexiness – Vincent is bald, Rosalie, forty-something, is detached and damaged and smokes throughout. The humour is dry, apart from the laugh-out-loud scene in which one of Aude’s friends pees herself when being chased out of Mme Marchot’s apartment, and the drama built in imperceptible layers with the lightest of touches. The legacy of the past governs the present for all of us, but by fitting it all together like a jigsaw puzzle we are sometimes allowed to see the big picture. A warm and wise movie arrives at an outcome that is completely unforeseen and is illuminated by an epilogue that touches the heart.
‘We have strong industry liaison as its the core of what we do. That relationship with industry and that connection makes the employability of the student much higher.’ Mr Aitken believes that the scholarships will offer support to students who are faced with challenges around access and equity. ‘That is part of the reason we value the regional campus and want to make sure it’s accessible for local students.’ Applicants can submit online or contact SAE by phone or email and speak to a course adviser. ‘Applicants do not necessarily have to have a portfolio or a show reel. We recognise that not all students have been exposed to creative means. All applicants participate in an interview because it’s about motivation and aspiration,’ says Mr Aitken. A scholarship information session will be held at Byron Bay SAE campus on 19 January, 4–7pm. Applications for scholarships close on Monday 23 January 2017. For more information visit www.sae.edu.au/scholarships.
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BRUNSWICK HOTEL 7PM THE FIRETREE
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 8PM THE WEATHERMAN 10PM DJ LONGTIME
BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 7PM CHEEKY CABARET
BYRON BREWERY 7PM SARITAH
RED DEVIL PARK, BYRON 7.30PM BYRON RODEO 8PM JON J BRADLEY
MULLUMBIMBY CIVIC HALL 6.30PM FOR TIBET WITH LOVE WITH TENZIN CHOEGYAL & TASHI LHUNPO MONKS, AMIR PAISS, KEVIN JAMES, ELENA B WILLIAMS
BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE 9AM AFTERLIFE EXPLORERS CONFERENCE 7PM MY ALIEN ENCOUNTER
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9.30PM GARRETT KATO
MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 8PM KRAPPYOKEE
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 8PM DJ NERY
OCEAN SHORES COUNTRY CLUB 6.30PM DISTRACTION
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM PETER HUNT
LENNOX HOTEL 9.30PM THE SUPERLOVE
BANGALOW BOWLING CLUB 7PM ROCK’N’ROLL DANCING
BALLINA PLAYERS THEATRE 2PM & 7PM SHREK THE MUSICAL JR
FRESH, BYRON 7PM ELENA B WILLIAMS
BRUNSWICK HOTEL 7PM BIG MUSIC LENNOX HOTEL 9PM JAM KINGSCLIFF BOWLING CLUB 7.30PM KINGY COMEDY WITH JONATHAN ATHERTON, PAUL MCMAHON & MANDY NOLAN MC CHINDERAH TAVERN 6.30PM MATTY ROGERS
BALLINA RSL BOARDWALK 8.30PM DAN HANNAFORD BAND ELTHAM HOTEL 6PM ANDY BUCKLE POTTSVILLE SPORTS CLUB 7.30PM THE DIRTY CHANNEL DUO KINGSCLIFF BOWLING CLUB 7.30PM JON J BRADLEY KINGSCLIFF HOTEL 8PM BACKTRACKIN DUO
GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON 9PM SUNROSE, SEASIDE, AYLIA RAIN
SALTBAR, KINGSCLIFF 8.30PM HIGHTIDE DUO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM THE HOMBRES
CHINDERAH TAVERN 6PM NICOLE BROPHY
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 7PM LEIGH JAMES 9PM ANDOH!
PHOENIX RISING, NIMBIN 12.30PM BEETLE JUICE
BYRON BREWERY 6PM QUEER CABARET BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE 9AM AFTERLIFE EXPLORERS CONFERENCE 6.30PM PREPARING FOR A TRANSREALITY EARTH MISS MARGARITA, BYRON 9.30PM DALE WALKER STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM MICAH & MARTA WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM THE HIGH ROLLERS PIGHOUSE FLICKS, BYRON 7.30PM DONI RAVEN SILENT FILM WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE
SEAGULLS, TWEED HEADS 8PM LISA HUNT COOLANGATTA SANDS HOTEL 8.30PM ARCHY RYE DUO CURRUMBIN CREEK TAVERN 8PM BLIGH, THE REKINDLERS, WEATHER PERMITTING, DRAMS OF INDIGO SOUNDLOUNGE, CURRUMBIN KARL S WILLIAMS
SATURDAY 14 GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON KARL S WILLIAMS, JACK TULLY, FIONA FRANKLIN RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM SOUL’D
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM BETH BROWN
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM DJ NING
JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM • RESUME & INTERVIEW WORKSHOP • ART THERAPY • HOME BEAUTY • FILMMAKING COURSE • KITCHEN ALCHEMY • STREET ART • HOOPING WORKSHOP • QUEERSPACE • WOOD CARVING • MOVIES FOR MORE DETAILS CHECK BYS.ORG.AU/WHATS-ON OR CALL 6685 7777
WED 1 FEB TO FRI 21 APR
BLUE LOTUS DANCE STUDIO, BYRON 9.30AM ECSTATIC TANTRIC DANCE WITH CHRISTINE BORCH AND RON VAN TWUIVER MISS MARGARITA, BYRON 9.30PM DAN HANNAFORD STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM FUTURE FAKTORI DJS 9.30PM OOZ WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ JAMIE TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM WARREN EARL BAND BANGALOW ARTS YARD 7PM BERLIN BONDAGE PERFORMANCE
BALLINA RSL BOWLING CLUB 6PM GUY KACHEL BALLINA RSL BOARDWALK 7PM GLENN MASSEY BALLINA RSL 8PM THE BLACK SORROWS SHEOAK SHACK, FINGAL HEAD 2PM DUBARRAY 7PM ANDY BURKE
BALLINA PLAYERS THEATRE 2PM & 7PM SHREK THE
SAFE DRIVERS COURSE FOR LEARNERS
CURRUMBIN RSL 3PM JAEDEN OGSTON
SUNDAY 15 GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON DINOSAUR JR RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM MAPSTONE BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM GOODRICH 8PM SNEAKY SUNDAY BYRON MARKET 8AM KELLIE KNIGHT & THE DAZE, TIM STOKES
BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE 9AM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS CONFERENCE
Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC) is managed by Byron Youth Service (BYS)
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MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 3PM JAM
GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON MARSHALL O'KELL RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM JON J BRADLEY
ELTHAM HOTEL 1PM CHRIS ARONSTEN EVANS HEAD BOWLS CLUB 4PM ADAM BROWN KINGSCLIFF HOTEL 3PM ALTER EGOS KINGSCLIFF SURF CLUB 4PM JON J BRADLEY CHINDERAH TAVERN 2.30PM INNOCENT BYSTANDERS UKI MARKET 9AM SMOKEY WATERS, LILLY MCDONALD, LAURIE PRATT, LYRICA BLUE, GRACE MILLER & YOUTH ACTS
BANGALOW HOTEL 7.30PM BRACKETS OPEN MIC ST JOHN’S, MULLUMBIMBY 7PM ECSTATIC TEMPLE DANCE LENNOX HOTEL 6PM ROB SARIC
WEDNESDAY 18 GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON JESSE PUMPHREY RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM LILLY & THE DRUM BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 8PM DAN CLARK DUO 10PM DJ PIXHIT BYRON BREWERY 7.30PM OPEN MIC WITH ALAIN DE CARNE
SPHINX ROCK, MT BURRELL 1PM CHRIS FISHER
BYRON THEATRE 10.30AM CHILDREN’S AFRICAN DRUMMING, DANCING, STORYTELLING WITH GABRIEL OTU
COOLANGATTA HOTEL 3PM THE RADIATORS
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9.30PM SARAH GRANT
COOLANGATTA SANDS HOTEL 4PM TROMBONE KELLIE GANG
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ JAMIE
PHOENIX RISING, NIMBIN 12.30PM DAVE BARBERA
MONDAY 16 GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON OOZ
BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 7PM EVER THE LAND PHOENIX RISING, NIMBIN 6PM VANISHING SHAPES
LOOKING FOR WHAT’S ON A NIGHT OUT? CHILDREN’S AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE WORKSHOP presented by Gabriel Otu
We have hundreds of gigs from around the north coast in the region’s BEST online gig guide
Wednesdays 11, 18 & 25 January 10.30am Tickets: Single $18 | Group of 2-3 $15 | Group of 4+ $13.75 | Age 2+
LIQUID CHOCOLATE 001: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Presented by: DJ LO QI
Wednesday 11 January, 7pm Tickets: Full $29
AFTERLIFE EXPLORERS CONFERENCE
Friday 13 & Saturday 14 January 9am – 6pm Tickets: www.afterlifeexplorers.com.au
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS CONFERENCE
Sunday 15 & Monday 16 January 9am – 6pm Tickets: www.closeencountersconference.com.au
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH JAMES BARTLEY presented by Close
Encounters Conference Sunday 15 January, 7pm - 10pm. Tickets: Full $25 ($10 for AEC/CEC delegates and Byron Bay residents) Age 18+
Enjoy a drink at the Theatre Bar Meeting rooms for hire
$140 BOOKINGS: BYS.ORG.AU
1 Gilmore Crescent Byron Bay bys.org.au
CLUB MULLUM 12PM COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB WITH DARRYL CRAFT
BALLINA PLAYERS THEATRE 2PM & 7PM SHREK THE MUSICAL JR
HOSPITALITY/EVENTS MANAGEMENT COURSE
WED 1 & 8 FEB 4.30–7.30PM
BRUNSWICK HOTEL 4PM WILD MARMALADE
MARY G’S, LISMORE OCCA ROCK
BYRON FLEA MARKET @ THE YAC
AGES 16 TO 24 – CALL LINDY LOU ON 6685 7777 TO BOOK A PLACE
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ OVAL
CLUB LENNOX 4PM LADY LEE & THE JAZZY KATS
PLEASE CALL BERRI TO BOOK A STALL. P: 6685 7777 M: 0490 026 840 E: BYRONFLEA@GMAIL.COM
INFO DAYS: 18 & 25 JAN 11AM
BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 2PM DR HUBBLE’S BUBBLE SHOW
CHINDERAH TAVERN 6PM DAVE CAVANAGH
BALCONY, BYRON 3PM ELENA B WILLIAMS
LENNOX HOTEL 9.30PM DENNIS WILSON & MAL EASTICK
BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE 9AM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS CONFERENCE
SALTBAR, KINGSCLIFF 8.30PM DJ JASON
CURRUMBIN CREEK TAVERN 8PM TRAPDOOR, PEACH FUR, ARALUNA BEAGLE, WOOTTON MAJOR
FEDERAL HALL 8PM BRIDGE OF SPIES
SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 5PM CARL CLEVES
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 8PM DJ ANTIBAD & DJ ASH BARLOW
BRUNSWICK HOTEL 7PM PUSH
MULLUMBIMBY LEAGUES CLUB 6PM BBR PARTY2 WITH DJS SHAZAY, MILES JACKSON, LIAM KIERNAN, ROGER, AMAZON WARRIOR
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM 4’20’ REGGAE
BILLINUDGEL HOTEL 3PM JAM WITH JASON MATHERSON, LYNE DAVIS, GRANT ROBERTSON
KINGSCLIFF HOTEL 8PM RICHIE WILLIAMS DUO
BANGALOW HOTEL 7.30PM BILL JACOBI
LULU’S, MULLUMBIMBY 11AM THE ROYAL PARKS
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 12.30PM DJ EVA J & DJ TELEVISION
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 8PM BILL JACOBI 10PM SAMMY 2 TOWELS
SEAGULLS, TWEED HEADS 7.30PM NICK WATERS DUO
SOUNDSHELL, BRUNSWICK HEADS 10PM THE BRONWYN BISHOP LECTURE SERIES – ROBOTS CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH TO REPLACE ALL THE FILTHY SOCIALISTS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM STEPHEN LOVELIGHT
OCEAN SHORES COUNTRY CLUB 1PM NYSSA BERGER
KINGSCLIFF BOWLING CLUB 4PM JON J BRADLEY
NIMBIN BUSH THEATRE 3PM ALL AGES BLESS UP!
BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 7PM CHEEKY CABARET
BYRON GOLF CLUB 4PM DJ JAMES LYALL
SAT 14 JAN 8AM–1PM
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LISMORE 6621 0133 BALLINA 6681 6292 BYRON BAY 6680 9394 CALL NOW Lic AU37088
COOLMAN AIR CONDITIONING 23 years experience. Lic 178464C AU30147 ..............0412 641753
INDEX Accountants ..................................... 45 Acupuncture .................................... 45 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration45 Antennas & Installation ............. 45 Appliance Repair ........................... 45 Architects........................................... 45 Aviation .............................................. 45 Bathroom Renovations .............. 45 Blinds, Awnings, Curtains, Shutters 45 Bricklaying ........................................ 45 Building Trades ............................... 45 Bush Regen & Weed Control .... 45 Carpet Cleaning.............................. 45 Chimney Sweeping ....................... 45 Chiropractic ...................................... 46 Cleaning ............................................. 46 Computer Services........................ 46 Concreting & Paving .................... 46 Counselling....................................... 46 Decks, Patios & Extensions ....... 46 Dentists............................................... 46 Design & Drafting.......................... 46 Driveway Maintenance............... 46 Earthmoving & Excavation ....... 46 Electricians........................................ 46 Fencing ............................................... 47 Floor Sanding & Polishing ........ 47 Garage Doors ............................................47 Garden & Property Maintenance 47 Garden Design ................................ 47 Gas Suppliers...................................... 47 Glaziers ............................................... 47 Guttering ........................................... 47 Handypersons ................................. 47 Health .................................................. 47 Hire ....................................................... 47 Interior Design ................................ 47 Ironing................................................. 47
AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION
BUILDING TRADES â€˘ DEPT OF FAIR TRADING: A licence is required for all residential building work where the reasonable market cost of the work to be done (labour and materials) exceeds $5000 (including GST).
ARCHITECTURAL TIMBERS JACK MANTLE
ARTISAN AIR www.artisanair.com.au â€˜Chill Outâ€™ AU37088 Lic 246545C
Kitchens .............................................. 47
Supplying Daikin Air Conditioners to the Northern Rivers ...................................................66809394
Landscape Design ......................... 47
ANTENNAS & INSTALLATION
Landscaping .................................... 47 Laundry Services ........................... 48 Lawnmower Repairs .................... 48 Lighting .............................................. 48 Locksmith .......................................... 48 Mobile Mechanic ........................... 48 Motoring ............................................ 48
0439 624 945
Friendly Reliable Prompt Local
Painting .............................................. 48
â€˘ New digital antennas â€˘ Reception problems * â€˘ Extra TV outlets â€˘ Phone sockets â€˘ Pensioner discounts
NO FIX NO CHARGE
Pest Control ...................................... 48 Photography .................................... 48
For fast service call
0402 022 111
Physiotherapy ................................. 48 Plastering .......................................... 48
02 66 804 173
Digital TV ALL Antenna Installations & Repairs ALL Electrical Work
Osteopathy ....................................... 48
Picture Framing .............................. 48
David Levine iwireantennas.com.au
Removalists ...................................... 49
YOUR DIGITAL AND PROGRAMMING SOLUTIONS
Roofing ............................................... 49 Rubbish Removal........................... 49
â€˘ Set top box installation and programming â€˘ Surround sound design and installation â€˘ All TV, telephone & electrical installations
Scrap Metal Merchants ............... 49
Call Norm now on
0408 740 480 / 07 5590 5696
Ph 6686 7911 Fax 6686 9047 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bbtimbers.com.au 110 Teven Road, Ballina
â€˘ Fencing â€˘ Decking â€˘ Structural Pine & Hardwood â€˘ Landscaping Timber â€˘ Logs & Sleepers â€˘ Lattice â€“ Privacy Screens â€˘ Alternative Treated timbers for Vegie Gardens & Playgrounds
â€˘ Quality Built Homes â€˘ Renovations â€˘ Extensions â€˘ â€˜Hands-Onâ€™ Builder
Servicing Byron Bay & surrounding areas
0438 139 938
Mat Wood â€“ Mattnnikki@bigpond.com
â€˘ RELIABLE TRADESMAN â€˘ JOBS UP TO $5000 â€˘ DECKS & PERGOLAS â€˘ TIMBER SCREENS & DOORS â€˘ GARAGE CONVERSIONS
Printing & Copying Services .... 49
Plumbers ............................................ 48
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL OPEN / CLOSED RISERS
RAINBOW REGION AIR CONDITIONING ARC AU36141 ................................................0487 264137
Lic. No. 270262C
SERVICE DIRECTORY RATES, PAYMENT & DEADLINE
Friendly & Reliable
SERVICING THE BYRON SHIRE
CALL BRETT 0414 542 019
0422 668 582
NSW Lic. 83568c Qld BSA 1238105
Septic Systems ................................ 49
JP DIGITAL ANTENNAS Reception problems, new antennas, extra TV points, all areas .....0432 289705
Solar Installation ........................... 49
BYRON ANTENNA SERVICE Call me first for fast service. Richard ..................................0401 190960
Swimming Pools ............................ 49 Tiling .................................................... 49
ANTIQUES / RESTORATION
Tractor Repairs................................ 49
FURNITURE RESTORATION Old/antique, 40+ yrs exp. erwinfurniturerestoration.com ...0412 528454
email@example.com â€˘ Floor installations â€˘ Door & Window installations â€˘ Decks & Pergolas â€˘ Alterations
Tree Services .................................... 49
DINGO DEMOLITIONS & ASBESTOS REMOVAL ................................. 66834008 or 0407 728998
Upholstery ........................................ 49
ALL ASPECTS OF CARPENTRY WORK
0488 950 638
Valuers ................................................ 49
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS REPAIR & SERVICE TV. Audio. Antennas .......... 66843575 or 0414 922786 CARPENTER All jobs. Michael Dow. Lic 147675C .................................... 66291169 or 0412 967677 BUILDER â€“ JOHN McGAURAN Personalised Service. 20 yrs exp. Lic 170208C .............0415 793242
Veterinary Surgeons .................... 49
BRICKLAYER Quality work, reasonable quotes. Lic 164155C................... 0423 474419 or 66849102
Visa Advice ........................................ 49
FRANK STEWART ARCHITECT Reg. 6075. www.frankstewart.com.au............................66856984 FABRICA JOINERY Quality kitchens/timber doors/windows. Lic 244652C .........................66808162
Water Filters ..................................... 49
OCEANARC ARCHITECTS Reg. 6042 www.oceanarc.com.au ..............................................66855001 BUILDER CARPENTER Extensions, renos, new homes, insurance, all jobs. Lic 19953Q ........ 0403 458177
Water Tanks & Tank Cleaning .. 49
TROPPO ARCHITECTS www.troppo.com.au, e: firstname.lastname@example.org ........................0412 571348 BUILDER/CARPENTER Quality work with 40 years experience. HIA Lic 501442...........0410 442188
Window Tinting .............................. 49
CARPENTRY & JOINERY Kitchen & bathroom renos, small jobs. Lic 157823C. Paul ...0423 658885 or 66797056
TIGER MOTH ADVENTURE FLIGHTS â€“ BYRON BAY
CARPENTER/JOINER Lic 39791 Decks, studios, pergolas etc Paul Varendorff ..66845035 or 0414 842602
CARPENTER Tiny houses, extensions, renos, studios, decks. Samuel Lic 266052C ........0405 479528 BAMBOO FLOORING (Stonewood) $85/sqm supplied & laid. Premium quality. Lic 207224C ....0412 412396
BUSH REGENERATION & WEED CONTROL OUR OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL 16 JANUARY 2017.
Happy New Year to everyone.
Gail Rundle 0401 884 231 Behind the Post OfďŹ ce in Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads
0488 924 242
BATHROOM RENOVATIONS BLUEDOLPHINBATHROOMS.COM.AU Lic 105283C ..................................................0405 148536
BLINDS, AWNINGS, CURTAINS, SHUTTERS Virtual Bookkeeping Services â€˘ Xero Training Monthly Packages from $99 â€˘ Registered BAS agent www.brightcloudbookkeeping.com Ph: 0432 295 661 ACCOUNTANT Paul Mayberry..............................................................................................66847415 ACCOUNTANT â€“ MARTIN McCARTHY ...............................................................................66874026 ACCOUNTANT BANGALOW + BYRON BAY The Office Accountants & Business Advisors ...66872960 BAS AGENT / BOOKKEEPER Xero, MYOB, GST. Phone Mark ..........................................0475 125478 BYRON BAY BOOKKEEPER Helping businesses go paperless with our mobile app. Drasta .. 0400 971480 BOOKKEEPING GST, BAS, ATO reg. Annette ...................................................................0419 627506
AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Scott MUMFORD
0418 679 849 ABN 97292646467 ARC tick L062359
North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
Truck Mounted Machine
TENDER LOVING CARE Specialising in household carpet cleaning Speedy Drying
Kevin & Margaret Bower
FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!
ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE M Collis..................................................66842559 ACUPUNCTURE www.marlenefarry.com Facial rejuvenation, general practice.................66842400 ACUPUNCTUREâ€“TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE. Mary-Ellen Young .................0403 477972
SALES â€˘ SERVICE â€˘ INSTALLATION â€˘ REPAIRS
Call Ross Faithfull 0409 157 695 a/h 6687 2943 Â Â e: email@example.com
WEED CONTROL SPECIALIST Bindii in lawns ...............................................................0418 110714 3ODQWDWLRQ6KXWWHUV 7LPEHU9HQHWLDQV 6XQVFUHHQ5ROO%OLQGV 5RPDQ%OLQGV ([WHUQDO$ZQLQJV &XUWDLQV 7UDFNLQJ 6KRML6FUHHQ'RRUV
& AIR CONDITIONING MUMFORDS REFRIGERATION
Native bush regeneration, tree planting and weed control. Fully insured and qualified with more than 12 yearsâ€™ local experience. Free property assessments and quotes.Â
Green & Clean
Carpet and upholstery cleaning, urine extraction, rust removal, heavy traffic areas, deodorising and sanitation.
Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa
%ULFN%ORFN/D\HU All Residential and Commercial work
(02) 6684 1001
0408 232 066
Cleans deeply, dries in 1-2 hours Commercial / Domestic / Insurance
APEX CARPET CLEANING www.apexcarpetcleaning.com.au......................... Nathan 0412 926441 CARPET, UPHOLSTERY & more. No chemicals. www.mintsteamclean.com .....................66808097 AMORE CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Eco-friendly ..........................................0429 726999
CHIMNEY SWEEPING 291958C
BLACKS DISCOUNT SUMMER SWEEPS & REPAIRS AHHA member, insured ................66771905
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Service Directory CHIROPRACTIC BAY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Peter Wuehr 17 Bangalow Rd Byron Bay ..............................66855282 WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIRO (lowforce) 8/9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Andrew Badman...66858553 MICHAEL SCHWAGER & SHAUN CASHMAN Chiropractors 108 Stuart St, Mullum .........66841962 MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC Massage, chiropractic & fitness. 110 Dalley St .........................66841028 BYRON BAY CHIROPRACTIC CENTRE Bruce Campbell. 1/12 Tasman Way, A&I Estate ....66858159 CAPE BYRON HOLISTIC CHIROPRACTIC Shane Eade. 6/14 Middleton St .....................0467 660323
61 Stuart Street phone 02 6684 6235 Mullumbimby www.mullummac.com
CARPARK & DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE CONCRETE EDGING Call Steven Butturini
Not your average TECH shop #Computers #Accessories #Repairs #Support #Gadgets
ACTION WINDOW & PRESSURE CLEANING
1/29 Brigantine St, Byron Bay A&I Estate 6680 8324 techie2481.com.au
• House washing • High pressure or soft wash • Window cleaning • Driveways, paths & roofs • Gutters & ﬂyscreens • Water efﬁcient • Free quotes Phone Joe or Helen 6687 4655 or 0412 495750
WorkRight Computer Support PC Mobile IT Support in Byron Shire Mobile 0422 804 449
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0418 156 909
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North Coast news daily:
EARTHMOVING & EXCAVATION
EARTHMOVING PLANT HIRE
Roadworks incl Driveways, Carparks & General Excavation 35 years in local area • Free quotes Phone Dick 6687 8418 & 0412 831 944 Dan 0423 877 102
TINY EARTHWOR Philip Toovey 0409 799 909 ph/fax 02 6684 3208 various implements available for limited access projects
All Mac Repairs, Upgrades, Service, Data Recovery, Internet Set-up, Hardware Sales, Insurance Claims
EARTHMOVING & PLANT HIRE
0411 562 111 s
Apple Certified Support
Specialising in driveway construction & maintenance • Tip trucks 3 to 12 tonne • Excavator 5 to 21 tonne • Driveways • Roads • Acreage clearing • House pads • Drainage • Carparks • Bush rocks • Rock walls • Competitive rates
Training & assessment: earthmoving plant & forklift – nationally recognised qualiﬁcations
BYRON ECO WINDOW CLEANING & PROPERTY DETAILING
0410 056 228 / 0427 663 678
COMPUTER AND MOBILE PHONE REPAIRS UPDATES AND SALES, VIRUS REMOVAL INTERNET CONNECTION SOLUTIONS, CCTV SETUP NETWORKING, SECURITY & BUSINESS SUPPORT
STEVE BROWN EARTHMOVING Specialising in road repairs & driveways Rock walls, clearing, house shed and tank pads. Augers – hole boring. All general earthworks, excavators, positrack, bobcat, roller and tipper hire.
COMPUTER / HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Audio/video and home theatre installations Wireless multi-zone audio specialists • Premium dealer and installer since 2008 •
Ph: 6684 0160 Mob: 0439 840 160
www.tech-rescue.com.au 0419 996 606
Window Cleaning Professionals Call Glenn or Tracey 0403 428 232 or 6680 9901 email: email@example.com Reliable • Friendly • Professional • Fully Insured • Free Quotes • Affordable Rates Locally Owned and Operated • Quality Work with Over 10 Years Experience
Quality Exterior Refinishing
Pressure cleaning Roof cleaning
TECH RESCUE we come to you
RENT-A-GEEK Mobile PC Repair (Byron Shire) ....................................................................66844335
CONCRETING & PAVING
Over 25 yrs local experience. All forms of concreting. • Residential Civil Industrial. • Resurfacing and rejuvenation of existing concrete. • Steel ﬁxing & formwork.
DARYL 0418 234 302 OR 02 6680 1793
NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65hp chain trencher, mini excavator, cable locating...0402 716857 BRENDON POWELL Earthmoving, landscaping, design & construction ........................0404 988222
JASON COOTE CONCRETING All concreting work, form work, steel fixing Lic 261424C ......0421 957506
PRIMAL CONCRETING Concrete driveways, pathways, shed slabs, Pebblecrete
& colour specialists, 35 years exp. Lic 295404C. Phone Josh ...........................................0449 846152
Calmer Organic Cleaning
End of lease & bond cleans, spring cleans & one off cleans, production, event & party cleans, sale cleans & home detailing
PETER FOX Couple Therapy & Marriage Intensives. coupletherapyaustralia.com................66840469
SPECIALISING IN PRESTIGIOUS PROPERTIES
• Fully insured & police cleared • ABN 13 761 054 921 •
CLEAN AS IT’S BEEN TEAM Home, Bond back, anytime, references ...................................66882372 DONE & DUSTED CLEANING Going the extra mile, professional, dependable...............0498 731447 DETAILED CLEANING Natural products. Please call 8am-6pm ......................................0410 723601 BYRON SHIRE DOMESTIC CLEANING SERVICE North Byron Shire...............................0421 360961 BYRON HOME CLEANING Brunswick to Ballina & inland towns $35ph. Holly..............0451 102239 EVEN STEVEN’LL DO IT Detail clean top to bottom ......................................................0448 004182 GREG’S PRESSURE CLEANING SERVICE. Free quotes ..................................................0414 109595 AAA AIRBNB CLEANERS Book now for holiday season................................................0421 360961 DD CLEANING SERVICE Quality & efficent. O.Sh, SGB, NB, Mullum & surrounds ..........0414 408723
BANGALOW MINI DIGGER SERVICE Exp operator 1.8 tonne multiple attachments .....0413 878978 BACKHOE FOR HIRE Septics, trenching, electrical, drainage, roads .......66845260 or 0428 845091 DIGGER, TRUCK, AUGER HIRE 20+ years experience. Good rates ...............................0402 652017 MINI EXCAVATOR / POSITRAC COMBO & tipper hire. Ph Andrew ..........66841424 or 0401 968173
PLATINUM CONCRETE 20 years experience. Free quotes. Lic 225874C. Justin ..............0458 773788
Phone Oliver 0419 789 600
0411 567 844
LIMITED ACCESS EXCAVATION 0431 033 791
24 HOUR SERVICE
0439 624 945
02 66 804 173 All Jobs Small or Large
$50 OFF ALL SONOS ZONE SPEAKERS!
30 YEA Environmentally Conscious. RS Specialising in Windows & Screens, LOCAL. House Washing, Gutters, Roofs, Solar Panels, Driveways… FREE QUOTES Call Sam on 6680 9123 or 0434 539 979
GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPY 20yr exp spec in women’s, drug, alcohol issues. Mullum ..0432 508589
DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL
DECKS, PATIOS & EXTENSIONS FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600
JAMIE 0408 809 817
licence no. 201775c
BANGALOW DENTAL In the Medical Centre Complex, Bangalow ......................................66872766 SHORES DENTAL Dr Shaun Goh & Dr Richard Conn. Rajah Rd, Ocean Shores .....................66803477 GAVIN STUART & MARTIN ACKLAND Banora Seaview Dental, Banora Point 30 mins north of Ewingsdale. Open Sat. early & late appointments ................................07 55234090
0458 267 777
LITTLE LANE DENTAL, MULLUMBIMBY ...........................................................................66842816
MICHAEL LEACH 100 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby .............................................................66842644 BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE .......................................................................66851264
DESIGN & DRAFTING BAREFOOT BUILDING DESIGN www.barefootbuildingdesign.com..........Bob Acton 0407 787993 DAVID ROBINSON DESIGN DRAFTING All Council & construction requirements ......0419 880048 BYRON ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN & DRAFTING www.beedad.com.au ...............0423 531448 UTOPIAN DESIGN & DRAFTING www.utopian-design.com .............................................66770151
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ELECTRICAL PHONE TV
212742C Friendly & helpful Clean & tidy On time Over 30 years experience Rapid response 24/7 service
Please call Blair Rankin on
0432 331 633 for details
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ELECTRICAL Steve Nicholls ph: 0455 445 343 lic: EC28753
SECURITY, DATA, TV Tim Nicholls ph: 0468 384 203 lic: 000102498
FARM PICK UP PRICES Soft Leaf Buffalo A grade $8/m2 – B grade $5/m2
Proudly supporting the Orangutans
• Garden & Property Maintenance • Acreage & Residential Mowing • Landscaping • Tip Runs
Our ofﬁce is located on Station St, where we can offer a fast efﬁcient service to the local area. We specialise in all electrical works, including: • Level 2 Certiﬁed - disconnect, reconnect, Point of Attachments - all types of metering & cable upgrades - all switch board upgrades • Emergency 24/7 • All domestic and commercial ﬁtouts • LED lighting EFTPOS AND ALL MAJOR CARDS ACCEPTED.
Lic no. 141097C Let Boogaloo do it for you! 1800 763 911 0422 033 757 www.electricboogaloo.com.au
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ www.byronbayranga.com
0497 413 344 • www.charlibearlawncare.com Luke McDermott
• Acreage & Residential Lawnmowing • Property Maintenance & Gardening Services • Rubbish Removals, Storm Cleanup • Light Chainsawing • Brushcutting/Edging • Hedging/Blowing
DAVE SPENCE 0429 033 801 lic no. 1895 08c
E L E C T R I C A L
• INDUSTRIAL • SOLAR • DOMESTIC • COMMERCIAL
0431 550 401
ACREAGE SPECIALIST (NO JOB TOO BIG) domestic/commercial lawns • edges and hedges • green waste removal or can be mulched on site FULLY INSURED • FREE QUOTES 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
• Prices are GST inclusive • Pick up Ex-Farm – forklift loaded • Cut fresh: require half day advanced notice • DELIVERY EXTRA 7am-4pm Monday to Friday
Cleaning JTC Gutter & Handyman • Quality Service • Value For Money
Call or text 0402 384 682 GUTTERING & DOWNPIPES Leaf Guard. Lic 60414C. Darryl Patterson..........................0414 889453
PROPER JOB BOB
For AllYour YourProperty Property Maintenance Needs For All Maintenance & Repair Work Pressure*cleaning * Pressure• Cleaning Rubbish Removal * Property Detailing • Small excavation work
Call Bob on 0424 982 935 A TO Z HANDYMAN SERVICES Tip runs, pressure cleaning, gardening, odd jobs ....Andre 66847553 or 0439 495247 MULLUM HANDYMAN Maintenance, repairs, painting, tip runs, gardening ................0424 954388 A.S.A.P. All renos, carpentry, plastering, painting, studios & bathrooms .......................0405 625697 HANDY ANDY Carpentry, plastering, welding ......................................... 66884324 or 0476 600956 AWESOME REPAIRS Professional, commercial & domestic. Wayne...............................0423 218417 HANDYMAN CARPENTER FB Greg’s Handyman Service Byron Bay ...............................0414 109595 THE HANDYMAN CAN All home maintenance, repairs, painting, odd jobs etc .............0427 110953 HOME MAINTENANCE Repairs & odd jobs. Honest & reliable............................................66807949 FIX IT General house & property maintenance, pressure cleaning, waste removal. Steve ...0458657577
0429 994 189 email@example.com www.slashmesilly.com.au
COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C .......................... 0439 624945 or 66804173
1ST PLACE LAWNS
RONNIE SPINKS Everything electrical. Lic 27673 .........................................................0429 802355
Residential mowing and edging Hedge trimming & Pressure washing Chainsawing and pole pruning Reliable service: “I put you 1st”
BYRON BAY ELECTRICAL Geoff Bensley. Lic EC 34079 ...................................................0427 857824 CIRCUITS PLUS For everything electrical. Friendly & professional. Lic 201844C.............0422 668582 JP ELECTRICAL All electrical + Level 2 service provider. Lic 133082C ............................0432 289705
Call Justin 0498 184 048
CHRIS APPEL. Ocean Shores. Lic EC 22349.....................................................................0422 607444
Byron Bay and surrounds
JIM LABELLE ELECTRICAL O.Shores, Mullum, Byron, Brunswick. Lic 176417C..............0415 126028
• OTHER HEALTH RELATED SECTIONS IN THIS SERVICE DIRECTORY: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Counselling, Dentists, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy MULLUMBIMBY MEDICAL CENTRE 60 Stuart St.............................................................66841511 ACUPUNCTURE & COSMETIC MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne ...........................................66857366 MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Massage, Herbs. .............................66843002 MULLUMBIMBY SKIN CLINIC 58 Stuart Street ..................................................................66844400 CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY Najma Ahern. Paediatric, Biomechanical & Biodynamic.....0402 230449
SOMERS ELECTRICAL Prompt & reliable. Bruns, O.Shores, Mullum & Byron Lic 283345C ...0438 350650 MULLUM.MOWING@gmail.com. Ride-on, large lawns & acreage. Ph Peter................0423 756394 SPINKS ELECTRICAL Lic 284939C..................................................................Call Mitch 0421 843477 GUTTERS CLEANED Solar panel cleaning, all areas, free quotes, fully insured ... 66841778 or 0405 922839 LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRICAL BYRON BAY Your friendly electrician Lic 233440C .............0450 631183 NEW ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Electrician & solar. Level 2 ASP meters u’g. Lic 219161C...0419 556639
A-Z Lawns & acreage, trees & hedges, clean ups & tip runs, all gutters ..........................0405 625697 A.C.E. LAWNMOWING & GARDENING Best rates, reliable, guaranteed.............Sam 0481 837740 ABSOLUTE GARDEN WASTE REMOVAL OR WHATEVER Large trailer. Free quotes .......66804704 LEAF IT TO US Acreage mowing, 72” mowers, gardening/property maint. specialists ...0402 487213
POOLSAFE GLASS FENCING
• Experienced • Insured
MOW JOES Lawn & garden maintenance, ride-on mowing. Fully insured ...............Joe 0407 065849 NICK’S MOWING Lawns, edges, hedges, local & reliable. Mullum, Bruns, O.Shores.......0402 487213
K ee pi ng it local
www.byronbaycranehire.com – 0418 665 213
A GREEN EARTH Garden restoration, maintenance, tree & rubbish removal ................0405 716552
GLASS & ALUMINIUM POOL FENCING PROFESSIONALS 0499 178 297 firstname.lastname@example.org
MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more ........................www.mullumhire.com.au 66843003 A LUMSDEN LAWN CARE Qualified green keeper. Mowing, edges and weed control ...0410 378375 BYRON HIRE Building & home handyman equipment hire ........ www.byronhire.com.au 66856228 TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVALS 4m3 trailer..............................................................0408 210772 ACREAGE MOWING Reliable. 60 inch zero turn mower. Fully-insured. Julian ................0401 350156
BYRON & BEYOND FENCING Any fence, any time, prompt quotes....... 66804766 or 0416 424256 BIO GARDENS Horticulturist for all your gardening needs. Reasonable rates ...............0459 175729 KATE PLATT Interior Designs, www.kateplatt.com ................................ 0411 888416 or 66807606 PSG FENCING All types. Friendly & professional. Quality work. Matt .............................0401 259882 MGI Mowing Services. Acreage, large area & domestic mowing. All landscape maint ..0439 783557 EDL FENCING Installations & repairs. Prompt service ............................. 66771852 or 0432 107262 GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Any mow jobs, pressure cleaning, waste removal ...0458 657577
POOL FENCING Glass pool fencing, glass balustrades. No job too small. Phone Nick ....0490 192460
THE IRONING LADY Suffolk Park. $28 per hour. Angela.................................................0414 719680
FLOOR SANDING & POLISHING
GARDEN DESIGN, FENG SHUI www.simplybeautifulspaces.com.au...........................Lyn 0428 884329 NJH FLOOR SANDING Eco wax, oils & water base finishes ................................ Nathan 0420 215716
GARDEN MAKEOVERS Design, restoration & plant supply .............John 66841126 or 0431 745475 JAPANESE GARDEN DESIGNER http://miyagawalandscapes.com ..............................0427 423723 BYRON ARTELIER Landscape Architect 15 yrs+ exp. Free consult. Call Ben .................0488 620227
LICENCE NO:175956C ABN: 03 113 342 699
SHAUN LEMURA KITCHENS Byron 17yrs+ qual. exp. www.slbyronbay.com................0499 771769 ALL GLASS BYRON BAY Splashbacks..................................................................................66857200 D HINGED Kitchens & Joinery – www.hinged.com.au ...................................................0409 843689
LANDSCAPE DESIGN BEAU JARDIN We design & build beautiful gardens www.beaujardin.com.au Lic 177274C ...0417 054443
QUALITY GARAGE DOORS TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS
7 Stinson Street, Ballina Ph: 02 6686 4238 W: www.cmgd.com.au E: email@example.com
Garage Doors & Openers
BYRON ARTELIER Landscape Architect 15 yrs+ exp. Free consult. Call Ben .................0488 620227
Locally Owned Est 18 years
No Rental Reliable
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Garden Design & Property Planning. Andrew Pawsey ..........0478 519804
6680 1575 or 0408 760 609 GLAZIERS
• Sand • Soils • Gravels • Pots & statues • Lots, lots more
1176 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby (just past golf course)
6684 2323 / 0418 663 983
GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
24/7 EMERGENCY GLASS 0415 660 801
Mirrors • Security doors and screens Shower screens • Commercial glazing OCEAN SHORES GLASS AND SCREENS Glass splashbacks Lic No 61205C ..........................66803333 ALL GLASS BYRON BAY Shower screens & mirrors .............................................................66857200
GUTTERING Acreage & Residential Mowing | Gardening Landscaping | Property Maintenance Brush Cutting | Tip Runs | Fully Insured
0430 297 101 / 6684 5437 firstname.lastname@example.org www.byronbaymowing.com.au
Gutter guard Gutter cleaning Locally owned Fully insured Free quotes Call Junior for friendly, genuine advice and service.
0405 922 839 or AH 6684 1778 ABN 180 623 364 42 North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
Shaun Savage Landscapes Established 2008 ~ Lic No: 247282c
Specialising in: • Retaining Walls • Pool Surrounds • Block Work • Paving • Turﬁng • Stonework 20 Years Experience
0405 594 288
20 YEARS EXPERIENCE REPLICA ROCK SPECIALIST GARDEN DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MAKE OVERS TREE LOPPING AND PRUNING IRRIGATION + RETAINING WALLS + MUCH MORE FULLY INSURED, HOLDER OF 17 TICKETS AND LICENCES PE TER BL AND 0428 480 191 STICK ANDSTONEL ANDSC APING.COM.AU
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DR DEAN HARDY Osteopath B.Clin.Sci, Master Osteopathy lennoxheadquarters.com...0412 786399
High quality residential and commercial paving and paving repairs
â€˘ DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING INFO: When dealing with home owners, painters are required to quote a licence number only for external work valued over $5000.
0422 659 901
â€˘ Domestic & Commercial â€˘ Servicing all areas â€˘ Workmanship guaranteed â€˘ Attention to detail
Creating perfect outdoor spaces. custom garden and entertaining areas.
0438 784 226 â€˘ 6685 4154
Lic No 189144C
Paving Val Ockert & Assoc.
North Coast news daily:
Professional â€˘ Commercial â€˘ Personal 30+ years experience in commercial photography and photojournalism
www.treefaeriefotos.com â€˘ 0417 427 518 CATALOGUE/PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY Prof service www.littlelightstudio.com.au...0435 046147
PHYSIOTHERAPY Liz Thomas, Cally Oâ€™Hara, Kim Snellgrove .............................................................................66872330 NICK EDMOND Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 466 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.....................................................................................66845288 ANTHONY Dâ€™ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St ... 66853511 CLAUDIA MIRDITA Craniosacral therapy, physiotherapy ....................................................66857222 CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel ..................Bangalow 66872337 & Mâ€™bah 66723818
YVES DE WILDE
PETRA KARNI Physiotherapy, Craniosacral, Alexander Technique. Byron ..........................66807207
QUALITY PAINTING SERVICES
XFINALIST OF THE MASTER PAINTERS OF AUSTRALIA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE XENVIRO FRIENDLY PAINTING
Tree Faerie Fotos
BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, acupuncture, pilates.
Liam Nikkinen Lic: 277154C - Fully insured â€˘ 0423 700 853 www.lemontreelandscapes.com.au SUBTROPICALLANDSCAPES.COM.AU 20 years exp. Lic 231789C ................................0405 122456 BUSH ROCKS All sizes / mossy, can deliver. Ron ...................................... 66298208 or 0429 398208 LANDSCAPE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Paul Varendorff Lic 39791 ... 66845035 or 0414 842602 PRIMAL LANDSCAPES & CONSTRUCTION Structural landscaping. Lic 295404C.........0449 846152 BYRON BAY LANDSCAPES Structural Landscaping Lic 118918C ..................................0490 062016 LORDS OF LANDSCAPING Earthworks, retaining walls, gardens & paving. Steve ........0458 657577
X6680 7573 0415 952 494 Xwww.yvesdewilde.com.au LIC 114372C
FAST TURNAROUND â€“ AIR BNB
OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, dry needling, custom orthotics, real time ultrasound. Nigel Pitman, Alex Margan, Lachlan Dewar .......................................66803499 EWINGSDALE PHYSIO Renata Tenta. Matrix Rhythm Therapy, home visits avail................66847838 PETER FARRELL Physiotherapist, manual therapy & exercise, Mullumbimby ....................66843385 MARTINA DUEL Craniosacral, physio, dry needling, manual therapies. Mullum............0432 322998 LIBBIE NELSON PHYSIO â€“ Acupuncture, yoga & therapy, BFL, Herbs, CS Byron Bay .....0416 369698
Mullum Wash House â€“ 0439 001 545 Bangalow Wash House â€“ 0412 302 246
OPEN EVERY DAY
PICTURE FRAMING Lic 167371C
â€˘ Self serve / service wash â€˘ New front loaders & dryers â€˘ Domestic & commercial services
LIGHTING Lighting Showroom Open 9am â€“ 5pm Mon â€“ Fri Unit 5, 21-23 Tasman Way, Byron A+I Estate Free on-site consultancy 6680 7007 creativelightingsolutions.com.au
Licence No 97474
TYAGARAH MOWER REPAIRS 69 McAuleys Lane, Mullumbimby .................................0488 094025 MULLUM MOWERS & MACHINERY REPAIRS Mullumbimby Industrial Estate............0423 204218
BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel ........................66803444
Painter and Decorator Over 30 years experience for a friendly hassle free job
0412 794 364
Lic Nr: 297502C
CREATIVE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL
C. A. Warwick Lic. No. 114578C Â‡)UHHTXRWHVÂ‡*\SURFNĂ€[LQJ VHWWLQJ
451 186 / 6680 4660
Plastering 10 years Byron Shire Small Patch to Architectural Homes
LOCKSMITH MOBILE LOCKSMITH SERVICE Automotive car keys & lock installation/repair .............0412 764148
Steve 0427 440 494 David 0419 157 926 WWW.NATURALPAINTINGSOLUTIONS.COM.AU
Sean 0418 216 070 | email@example.com Lic 94766C
COL JENKINS PLASTER Gyprock, renovations, repairs. No job too small ......................0401 078733 GLENN WATERS For the finish you canâ€™t see. Lic 58928C...............................................0427 908129
AD PAINTING by John Hand. Lic 13246C ................................................ 0413 185399 or 66841249 GYPROCK PLASTERING SERVICE New homes, extensions, renos. 40yrs exp. Dave......0457 117654 EARTH & MARINE Diesel Mechanic, repairs & maint, hydraulics, small/large engines, vessels.0416 164638 KELVIN & ROBERT TEALE Painters & decorators. Lic R65919 ................0400 349027 or 0438 842731 BAY AREA PAINTING Lic No 289979C. Free quotes........................................................0405 609598 FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600
â€œWhere else would you take a leak?â€?
Serving Byron Shire Peter Colin Lute â€˘ L4 Wilfred Street, Billinudgel â€˘ 6680 2444
AU29498 Lic No: MVRL 46201
Windscreens & Air Conditioning
NEED A PLUMBER? DRAINER? GASFITTER?
Professional Property Protection you can Trust
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6685 4490 or AH on 0414 769 018
â€˘ Tyres â€˘ Batteries â€˘ Wheel Alignments MULLUMBIMBY TYRE SERVICE Dalley Street, Mullumbimby 6684 2016
LEGENDARY OFFROAD TYRES
MECHANICAL REPAIRS, WARREN SIMMONS Byron Bay ..................................................66858500
Licence No. 207479C
Chay 6680 5081 0429 805 081
02 6681 6555 Free quotes on active termites Environmentally safe
YOUR PEST & TERMITE SPECIALISTS www.allpestsolutions.com.au
â€˘ Fully licensed & insured â€˘ General residential & commercial maintenance â€˘ Renovations & extensions
â€˘ Drainage â€˘ Rain water tanks â€˘ Hot water system installation & service â€˘ LPG gas fitting & service
Call Luke 0488 730 888
Licence No: 249240C ABN: 162 408 139 FREE QUOTES!
Sue Broadbent, Toby Mills, AndrĂŠ Kleinbaum, Amelia Rocco, Emily Pepper
All Plumbing Blocked drains GasďŹ tting Solar Hot Water
Clinic open for Osteopathy and Massage Monday â€“ Saturday 2/32 Mullumbimbi Street, Brunswick Heads. Tel 02 6685 1126
OSTEOPATHY at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre
Dr. Matthew Fourro (Osteo) Dr. Egbert Weber (Osteo) 60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby | 02 6626 7900
â€˘ Safe â€˘ Natural â€˘ Effective â€˘ Guaranteed
0404 053 857 11 797
Lic. No. 206913C
JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C................0438 668025 BILL CONNORS All plumbing/draining. Lic #1051 .................................. 66801403 or 0414 801403
THE PEST MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Second opinion / alternative views .......................0418 110714 HRH PLUMBING Providing a prompt, reliable & efficient service. Lic 220755C ............0402 652017 NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY Jodie Jacobs. Mon, Wed, Fri..............................................66857517 BRUNSWICK BYRON PEST CONTROL................................................................................66842018 DART PLUMBING Plumbing, roofing, gas. Byron Bay. Lic 1175539C..............................0421 334515 OSTEOPATH SINCE 1975 Old school, Lennox Head. Michael Petrie ....................................66874410 RAYMOND LYNCH PEST MANAGEMENT General pests & termites ..............................0418 850601 MARK STRATTON All plumbing & emergency. Sewer drain camera/locator. Lic 57803C ....0419 019035
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ADM PLUMBING SERVICES… (NO JOB TOO SMALL)… Lic 234528C. ....... Call Adam 0466 992483
SCRAP METAL MERCHANTS
ED RIORDAN PLUMBING Ballina to Byron. Lic L6966....................................................0417 343480 BLOCKED DRAINS Drain camera, no dig repairs. Drain Pipe King. Lic 237124C ..............0427 217500 EMERGENCY PLUMBING All aspects. Prompt & prof. O.Shores. Lic 284496C.................0417 053708 LPC PLUMBING Plumbing, draining, gas fitting. Sth Golden Bch. Lic 289868C. Luke ....0401 633222 MATT WILSON PLUMBING Lic 10704. All plumbing, draining, gas fitting. Free quotes ..0408 665672
PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES
Dirty Tiles & Grout? ...forget pointless scrubbing
BYRON CASH FOR SCRAP FREfoEr all
@ BRUNSWICK BYRON AUTO WRECKERS
ff Drop owashing steel, es and h c a m in ers dry
Buying: • Scrap metal • Aluminium • Copper • Brass • Lead • Car Batteries Next to Tyagarah Service Station
Paciﬁc Highway, Tyagarah 6684 2351
avail fo r cars – unwanted cash for som paid e
BEYOND BYRON REMOVALS
SEWERAGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS Installing, maintaining and repairing onsite sewerage management systems in Tweed & Byron Shires for over 25 years.
M 0418 754 149 P 07 5523 9930
phone 66801158 or 0408 004719
Andy’s Move & More
Call Ben on 0456 606 911 www.groutpro.com.au
TILER/STONEMASON/WATERPROOFER Lic 24418C. Phone Karl ...................................66804103
TRACTOR REPAIRS RURAL MACHINERY REPAIR SERVICE DIESEL ENGINE TECHNICIANS REPAIRS TO ALL MAKES AND MODELS
PHONE BILL: 6688 4143 – 0407 435 259
NSW Lic. L10007 QLD Lic. 13395
TRINE SOLUTIONS Plumbing, draining & gasfitting. Lic 138031C ......................................66779574 LPC PLUMBING Septic Systems Installed ......................................................................0401 633222
Small and Medium Moves, Tip Runs & Deliveries, 1 or 2 Men at Low Prices to Most Areas Based from Byron Bay & Mullumbimby Calls always returned
PRINTWORKS Traditional / Digital firstname.lastname@example.org .................................66843633
Ready for work within & beyond Byron Brisbane Sydney backloading For careful service & great rates
9 TILE, GROUT & STONE CLEANING & SEALING 9 SILICONE 9 GROUT COLOURING 9 RE-GROUTING 9 EPOXY GROUT 9 GLASS RESTORATION 9 SLIPPERY TILES 9 LEAKY SHOWERS
0429 149 533 Est 2006
JIM’S TREE & STUMP REMOVAL • Qualiﬁed Arborist • Tree Pruning • Tree Removal • Stump Removal • Mulching • Fully Insured • Same Day Response
SHIRE REMOVALS & FREIGHT CO
m 0428 320 262 e email@example.com w sunbeamsolar.com.au
From Middle Pocket to Middle Earth – just give us a ring
• Freight services to Brisbane weekly • Carriers of ﬁne art • Furniture removal • E-bay pick up & delivery
6681 1913 / 0409 917646
HART TREE SERVICES 15” chipper bobcat cranetruck stump grinding EWP ..... 66849137 or 0427347380
BYRON BAY’S LOCAL REMOVALIST MOVING THE SHIRE FOR OVER 10 YEARS
SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES ............................................. Call Tim 66877677 or 0417 698227 PETER GRAY Dip Arb. AQF5. Consulting arborist ...........................................................0414 186161
0432 334 200 02 6680 8170
BYRON TREE SERVICES Qualified, insured. Call Alex ...................................................0402 364852
No weekend surcharge
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(02) 6684 5395
TALLOW TREE SERVICES Removal, free quote & full insurance .....................................0401 208797
For tips & testimonials
Call 1300 18 20 50 www.saegroup.com.au
OUT ON A LIMB Tree removal, chipping, stump grinding. Free Quotes ................ Lucas 0402 191316 MARTINO TREE SERVICES ..............................................................................Martino 0435 019524
Electrical License # QLD: 72258 | NSW: 227562C
BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Now at Billinudgel. Re-covering specialists.............................66805255
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A VERY HANDY MAN TREE SERVICES Happy to help. Andrew ......................................0412 558890
BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY Soft furnishings & outdoor................................................0403 713303
02 6684 2198
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Not all solar systems are created equal…
MAN WITH A VAN/TRUCK Reasonable rates. Phone Don ............................................0414 282813 BENNY CAN MOVE IT! .................................................................................................0402 199999
Contact Juno Energy, your household and commercial solar installation specialists and the authorised Northern Rivers LG solar power dealer. Patrick - 0425 256 802 Andy - 0423 343 323 www.junoenergy.com.au licence number: 255292C
ROOFING DOMESTIC • INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL
ROOFING Licence NSW: 30715C Licence QLD: 1227049
Email: montysmetalrooﬁng@gmail.com www.montysmetalrooﬁng.com.au
Metal Rooﬁng Guttering Leaf Guard Roof Restoration Leon Condie
Roof leaks and repairs Gutters/gutter guards Ropes access
0468 463 058
BYRON COAST ROOFING PTY LTD Lic 252098C Guttering, leaf guard, cladding, etc ..0422 248936 ALL ROOF CLEANING Experienced roof & gutter cleaning + gutter guard install .........0419 789600
RUBBISH REMOVAL BEST SKIPS BANGALOW 2m3, 3m3, 4m3, 6m3 & 8m3 bins .................... 0417 458149 or 66871544 OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialists ......................................... 0412 161564 or 66841232 BYRON SKIPS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 2, 3, 4 & 6 m3 bins available ..............................0450 300360 TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 4m3 trailer................................................................0408 210772
North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
VETERINARY SURGEONS MULLUM VET CLINIC Richard Gregory, Erin Tottenham, Bec Patison. 24 hrs 7 days ..........66843818 VITALITY VETCARE Bangalow. Megan Kearney, Cassie Lappin. Holistic Compassionate Care ...66870675
VISA ADVICE WATER FILTERS The Water Filter Experts
• All pool requirements • Professional advice • Water testing • Friendly service • Pool servicing
for home, commercial and rural properties
73 Station St, Mullumbimby
6680 8200 or 0418 108 181
(opp. Council chambers)
Speck Roofing New roofs/restorations speckroofing.com
NR VALUATIONS 25 years local exp. www.nrvaluations.com.au ...................................0428 694041
ATTENTION POOL OWNERS
0432 643 345
NSW METAL ROOFING EXPERTS
BYRON BAY VALUERS NSW & QLD reg’d. Chartered Valuers ................... 0431 245460 or 66857010
REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENT Rebecca@byronbaymigrationagency.com.au .........0487 458047
Metal Rooﬁng Installations • Guttering Downpipes • Fascia • Skylights • Whirlybird Patios • Repairs • Leaf Guard
Craig Montgomery – 0418 870 362
The Pool Gurus
Providing complete pool services • maintenance • pumps & ﬁlters • salt chlorinators • automatic cleaners • renovations • energy saving pumps www.thepoolgurus.com.au Laurence Cook 0404 092 729
MULLUM POOL SHOP Water testing, eco products, mobile service, repairs................0418 666839
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FULLY Water puriﬁcation systems INST ALLED IN YOUR Fridge / Shower Filters HOME Whole house ﬁltration systems
Phone Chris 0414 229 114
WATER TANKS & TANK CLEANING WATER TANK CLEANING/WATER TANKS Concrete tank repairs. All areas .. 66888055 or 0407 002833
Kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, tile repairs & waterproofing Leaking showers repaired & sealed NO JOB TOO SMALL • Free quotes & consultations
WELDING & FABRICATION Structural, general & repairs. Trade qualified. Rod ............0408 410545
Female Wall & Floor Tiler _ over 10 years experience
Call Louise 0478 698 186
Lic. No. 216827C Because a woman understands excellence
WINDOW TINTING SUNRISE W. T. NO BUBBLES, NO TROUBLES Cars, homes & offices ..........................0412 158478
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Classifieds INDEX Businesses For Sale .............. 51 Childcare ................................ 50
ECHO CLASSIFIEDS – 6684 1777
For Sale .................................. 51
CLASSIFIED AD BOOKINGS
DEADLINE TUES 12PM
Garage Sales ......................... 51
Halls For Hire ......................... 51
Ads may be taken by phone on
Publication day is Wednesday, booking deadlines are the day before publication.
Health Notices ........................ 50
6684 1777 AT THE ECHO HEAD OFFICE
Items Under $100 ................... 51
Ads can be lodged in person at the Mullum Echo office:
Lost & Found .......................... 52
Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby
Motor Vehicles ........................ 51
Musical Notes......................... 52
Display classies (box ads): firstname.lastname@example.org Line classies: email@example.com
DISPLAY ADS (with a border): $12.50 per column centimetre
Ad bookings only taken during business hours: Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm. Ads can’t be taken on the weekend. Account enquiries phone 6684 1777.
These prices include GST.
Only Adults ............................. 52 Pets......................................... 52 Positions Vacant ..................... 51 Professional Services ............. 50 Property For Sale .................... 51 Property Wanted ..................... 51 Public Notices......................... 50 Removalists ............................. 51 Share Accommodation .......... 51 Social Escorts ........................ 53 To Lease ................................. 51 To Let ...................................... 51 Tradework ............................... 51 Tree Services ......................... 51
Mega Byron Fair
5 rooms of antiques, collectables & retro items to buy. Byron Bay Cavanbah Sports Centre. 249 Ewingsdale Rd. Jan 14 & 15. Adults $8. Children, free. Ph 0427465407 www.aussiefairs.com NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE learn to play at workshop. Sat 14 Jan, 2-5pm. $80. Near Mullum. Radha-Kate 0400342683 DAMANHUR ‘Introduction to Damanhur’ The Eighth Wonder of the World Fri 27 January – 7pm – $10 Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre 55 Dalley St. Mullumbimby NSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition ..................................... 52 Wanted ................................... 51 Wanted To Lease .................... 51 Wanted To Rent...................... 51 Work Wanted......................... 52
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PUBLIC NOTICES CHANNELLED GUIDANCE: 66853587 shelleysguidance.com/about
LOCALS SPECIAL! BRUNSWICK HEADS CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL BANNER PARK Every Sunday until 22nd January from 7pm
BUY 1 RIDE
GET 1 FREE
BUY 1 RIDE GET 1 FREE
DAVID LOVEJOY’S BOOKS Between Dark and Dark a memoir; Moral Victories, the biography of chess player Savielly Tartakower; Heresy, an historical novel.
ALL JUST $10 EACH Available from The Echo office reception
ARTISAN MARKET Every SATURDAY 4–9pm Railway Park byroncentre.com.au SHOP DROP ASSEMBLE
We deliver IKEA furniture to you.
We shop, deliver and assemble (if required). Shop and drop starts at $40 Phone Rick: 0400 55 99 29 email@example.com shopdropassemble.com.au
CHILDCARE SPANKERS CHILDCARE Tired of the backchat from your 5yr old? Send them to Spankers for some good old fashioned childcare. Places available for 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org
RATES & PAYMENT LINE ADS: $17.00 for the first two lines $5.00 for each extra line $17 for two lines is the minimum charge.
TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE $50. Brunswick Heads. Ph Phim 0449063629
Best massage by qualiﬁed masseur, Cert 4 + diploma, special price $55ph Byron studio or home service. Phone 0481837740
LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD Free consultation. SANDRO 66805002
Clear subconscious sabotages. Reprogram patterns and beliefs. Restore vibrancy and physical health. De-stress. Ph 66846914 SANDRA DAVEY, Reg. Pract.
Offering colonic hydrotherapy, sauna and naturopathy at our beachside clinic. Call or text 0458633869 www.byronbaydetoxretreats.com.au
FABULOUS MASSAGES offered by professional masseuse Shobhan. Phone 0402494694 – Mobile service available
Recommences 12 Jan, Temple Byron. All welcome. Ph Annabel 0403135390
Diana Ewing Yoga, Shiatsu & Massage
5WK BEGINNERS YOGA COURSE
Starts Mon 6th Feb. 6–7.30pm. Bookings essential Hatha & Dru Yoga at Yellow Church & Mullum Shala www.dianaewing.com M: 0407 455 212
Dental Prosthetist Technical & Clinical Excellence
Relaxing deep tissue, remedial massage, in Byron. Ph Kay 0410395368 DR ARPANA (retired GP) offering SCENAR for pain treatments at The Health Lodge. M & F (am). 66856445 and at Suffolk Tues, W, Sat (am) 0428853352
Above Santos Mullum 6pm Tuesday
Specials Available Contact Jo 0439 492 804
Anything is possible
Daniel Alexander Clin. Sci.
8 - 9:30am
10 - 11:30am
Restorative Yoga Slow Gentle Yoga
Slow Gentle Yoga
Slow Gentle Yoga
Commercial & Domestic 02 6685 6360 www.omniblendaustralia.com.au
Phone 0406 181 352
Fund BAYSIDE ACUPUNCTURE Health Rebates & AND HERBAL MEDICINE Hicaps Available
Dr Eeka King
Slow Gentle Yoga
Slow Gentle Yoga
$50 $80 $115 $120 (1hr)
(Chinese Medicine) Pain conditions Mental/emotional disturbances & general
14 PARK STREET, BRUNSWICK HEADS | 02 6685 1088 | BAYSIDEACUPUNCTURE.COM
ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE MASSAGE ACUTONICS®
Tues & Thurs Saturdays
S U F F O L K PA R K CO M M U N I T Y H A L L
Safe, beneficial, authentic yoga PART-TIME ONE-DAY-A-WEEK YOGA TEACHER TRAINING BEGINS 1 MARCH – BOOK NOW! YOGA BASICS beginners course 6 weeks begins
Professional, Remedial, Deep Tissue & Relaxation Massage in a beautiful beachside setting. ½ Hour 1 Hour 1½ Hour Home Visits
Dr David King
(Chinese Medicine) Women’s Health, Fertility & Pregnancy Acutonics® Sound Therapy
Local Blender and Juicer Specialists
Kinesiologist & Herbalist 10 years experience
Critical Alignment Yoga Starting in February
HAWAIIAN TEMPLE BODYWORK 3 hour transformational sessions Sapphire 0438928465
ECHO CLASSIFIEDS • 66841777
Personal Spiritual Alignment Coaching 0413345597 And Practical Techniques
YIN YOGA CLASSES
30 Jan Mondays 5–6.30pm – Booking essential
Flo Fenton, Senior Yoga Teacher
Tel: 02 6685 9910 Mob: 0418 441 437 email@example.com intouchyogabyronbay.com
Yoga classes $18 5 class pass $80 Unlimited Passes Available
Upstairs Byron Surf Club 0448 807 798 Mon-Sat
award winning fusion suffolk park community hall corner alcorn street and clifford street bangalow studio and head ofﬁce 72 byron street, bangalow (parking at rear)
private sessions available
call 6687 2031 or visit www.yogalates.com.au
certiﬁcate teacher training courses • Core stability fused with Yoga • All welcome • Tone strengthen stretch • Learn to relax and breathe at ease • An intelligent injury free Yoga fusion
Suffolk Park Monday 10–11.30am, 6–7.30pm & Wednesday 6–7.30pm, Friday 10–11.30am & Saturday 8–9.30am
Carl Moore Psychology
Bangalow Monday 10–11.30am Prenatal (bookings req.), Tuesday 9.30–11am, 6–7.30pm, Thursday 9.30–11am & Saturday 8–9.30am
Reg no. PSY0001057399 Medicare rebates available
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PH 6680 2630
tel: 0402 207 137 www.KateChase.com.au
Shane Eade – Chiropractor 0467 660 323 Byron Bay, and now in Brunswick Heads
Assessment & treatment of children, adolescents & adults
BQ^[\+4ri | 6684 6336
20 Shirley St, Byron Bay
Happiness 5/97 Stuart St, Mullumbimby Phone: 6684 3677
relationship counselling family mediation co-parenting coaching
MASTER HYPNOTHERAPIST NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMER & CERTIFIED MEDICAL HYPNOSIS PRACTITIONER
BAppSc, Grad Dip Relationship Therapy Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Successful solutions for any problem
THE BYRON SHIRE
Prepayment is required for all ads.
Advanced Denture Solutions
Echo Classies also appear online in Echonetdaily – echo.net.au/classified-ads
Cash, cheque, Mastercard or Visa
THE BYRON SHIRE ECHO Putting FUN back into dysFUNctional since 1986. www.echo.net.au BABY-SITTING 17-year-old who loves kids, with childminding experience & own car avail. Reasonable rates, will do overnights. Phone Sophia 0402307851
CLASSIFIEDS THAT WORK ALL WEEK!
Contact: Kristina 0403 536 680 Darren 0439 359 031
health rebates available special: unlimited classes for 3 months $215 award winning DVDs available at our studios
Byron Shire Echo archives: www.echo.net.au/byron-echo
CHIROPRACTOR MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC 6684 1028
MON TUE WED THU FRI PM & SAT AM
• Affordable tree services • Professional tree care • 15” chipper (crane truck)
Fully insured • Free quotes
6684 9137 • 0427 347 380
Psychotherapy Somatic Practice
Julie Wells Anne Goslett (nee Mannix)
Dip.Som.Psych, Clinical PACFA Reg.
Individual and Couple Therapy Supervision and Coaching (02) 6685 5138 9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay
Women’s Retreat Finally… it’s your time to recharge and nourish your creative soul
Join me for the Life is Your Canvas Retreat for Women in Byron Bay hinterland
26–29 Jan 2017 5–8 Oct 2017 More information & bookings: www.michellewalker.com. au/retreat 0407 119 795
• FULLY INSURED • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE • FREE QUOTES
from $10.50sqm & Bamboo Flooring. For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 66884188 • sample & brochure. www.bambooply.com.au
STARTING AT $960 Green Building Centre 0427701653 DAVID LOVEJOY’S BOOKS Available from The Echo reception: Between Dark and Dark, a memoir; Moral Victories, the biography of a chess player; Heresy, an historical novel. ALL JUST $10 each.
ITEMS UNDER $100 FREE CAR TYRES x 30. Pick up 12 mins from Mullum. SMS ONLY 0434728375
BAR STOOLS x 3 sturdy steel, padded seats. $50. O.Shores. Ph 0431051449
A VERY HANDY MAN
ITEMS FOR SALE UNDER $100 ADVERTISED FREE The Echo has introduced free 2-line ads for items under $100. Email only. classiﬁeds@echo.net.au One per private advertiser per week. Other conditions apply
0402 364 852
TREE SERVICES Covering all aspects of tree work and tree stump removal (stump grinding)
Experienced climber • Insured • Licensed FREE QUOTES HAPPY TO HELP
Call Andrew Wilson 0412 558 890
OLD NEWSPAPERS from the Mullumbimby Echo ofﬁce Mon-Fri 9-5pm 66841777
DECEASED ESTATE books, videos, beds, bikes, free stuff. 3/16 Cape Court, Sunrise. Sat 7am MOVING HOUSE 534 Main Arm Rd Mullum. Sat 8am. Rain or shine. Bargains! LENNOX 45 Paciﬁc Parade, Sat 7am. Women’s clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac
CASH PAID FOR UNWANTED CARS Local reg’d business 66845296 or 66845403
1996 HOLDEN RODEO twin cab ute, rego 28/2, $850 ono. Ph 0408295308 HYUNDAI GETZ 2004 original owner, AC, P/steer, elect windows, 6 mth rego, VGC, 230,000km, $3000 ono. 0428878874 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 2007 4WD Auto, 157,000km, rego 26/2, great cond, $8500 ono. Urgent Sale – leaving overseas, need gone ASAP. 0422397596
Did you know that a line ad in our Service Directory will run for 3 months in The Echo and appear in our online edition EchoNetDaily every day? That’s 13 weeks for only $99 or $340 for a whole year! Tell us you saw this ad and we will even give you an extra 2 weeks free! Call us on 66841777 for more info
3EPTIC 7ASTE 2EMOVAL
4HE ,IQUID 7ASTE 3PECIALISTS
s 3EPTIC TANK CLEANING s 'REASE TRAP SERVICING s /ILY ,IQUIDS s 0ORTABLE TOILET HIRE s HOUR SERVICE
TREE PRUNING • TREE SURGERY / REMOVALS • QUALIFIED ARBORISTS 12” CHIPPER • STUMP GRINDING • CHERRY PICKER • FULLY INSURED
Nick Andrews 0439 849 332
Tallow TREE SERVICES
PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE • • • • •
REMOVALS PALMS TREE SURGERY FREE QUOTES FULLY INSURED
• • • • •
STUMP GRINDING TREE REPORTS DA APPLICATIONS CRANE HIRE CHERRY PICKER
6687 2750 - 0401 208 797
SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES • Cherry Picker • Wood Chipper • Stump Grinder • Tree Surgeon • Fully Insured
Byron Bay & Surrounding Areas
6687 7677 Mobile 0417 698 227
REMOVALISTS BIG & SMALL REMOVAL JOBS Local, affordable, reliable & quick Ph 66845510 or 0402199999 ANDY’S MOVE & MORE Small & med moves, tip runs. 1 or 2 men at low prices. Byron & Mullum based. Ph 0429149533
LITTLE GREEN TRUCK.com.au
Ute & Driver from $30
• DELIVERIES • SMALL MOVES • TIP RUNS
VW GOLF 2004 auto 2.0L, low km, good cond. rego Aug 2017. 118,705km. $5,500 ono. Ph 0431683738 or 0418958467
ECHO CLASSIFIEDS • 66841777
After hours & emergency service available
0415 194 654
SHARE ACCOM. BANGALOW own room. Luxury short or long-term. Cheap tariff. 0415523693
HALLS FOR HIRE
BRUNS single person wanted for 4br house, $220pw incl bills, WiFi. Share with one other. Working, n/s, healthy lifestyle pref. Ph 0427958730
COORABELL HALL WEDDINGS, GIGS, CLASSES 66871307 www.coorabellhall.net
SUNRISE $200pw single, cple $300pw Burringbar, beautiful property, 4br house, views, quiet, $170pw single, $260pw couple. Bills included. Ph 0405463663
BALLINA SELF-STORAGE UNITS Secure from $16pw. Ph 66867011 SUFFOLK Spacious, sunny, renovated, fully furn 1br duplex apt. Elevated, 2 decks, private garden, quiet street, quality furniture. Not suitable for pets. $450pw incl water. Avail 4 Feb. 66848269 UPPER WILSONS CK Rainforest, timber cottage, quiet, semi furn, 2br + loft, under cover courtyard. Includes elect, gas, WiFi, duet ph, grounds upkeep $440pw + bond. Suit couple or small family N/s, d/f. 3 months, may extend. Phone 66840371 BANGALOW walk to village, fully-furn, self-cont studio, bush garden, carport, WiFi. 6 months+ neg. No bills, no pets, n/s. $320pw + bond Ph 0431333972 SUFFOLK 3br, 1.5 bathroom townhouse, study/SLUG, covered entertainment deck, lge enclosed private yard, great for pets. Walk to shops/beach, off street parking $675pw. Avail 6/2. Ph 0427963884 MULLUM self-cont furn cabin, suit single /couple, non smoker, incl NBN $210pw + elect. Refs ess $210pw. 0487421602 BELONGIL BEACH downstairs partfurn, self-cont tropical garden studio. Avail now long-term. suit single prof, no pets $300pw incl. Refs/bond req. 0488044542
New Brighton * RENTAL PROPERTIES WANTED * Contact our friendly staff for a free appraisal
$520pw, House, 4 bed, 2 bath, dlug $620pw, House, 3 bed, 3 bath, dlug NEW BRIGHTON $550 pw, House, 3 Bed, 1 bath, shared ground, carport 6 Strand Ave, New Brighton 6680 1594 eldersnewbrighton.com.au
TO LET BANGALOW SELF-STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333
Concerts, forums, weddings, exhibitions, functions, etc. www.mullumcivic.com
STORAGE From $100/mth. Bangalow. Ph 66872833
0488 609 774
MYOCUM 2br cottage, recently renov, bush outlook, suit couple, pref no kids. No pets. $450pw. Ph 0428848808
& backloads to Brisbane. Friendly, with 10 years local exp. 0409917646 BYRON SELF-STORAGE UNITS Clean & secure. Ph 1300762618
King $110, Queen $95. Will deliver Byron Shire. Ph Greg 0431049933
BANGALOW RENT-A-SHED Modern & Secure from $130 p/m Elders Real Estate 66871500
Buy and sell good quality used furniture Ph 66842511
Heavy duty American made commercial quality washing machines. In stock ready to go. Bridglands Mullumbimby. 66842511
Dryers and dishwashers available at Bridglands Mullumbimby. 66842511
UNIQUE HOUSE & STUDIO INCOME Luxurious Steel & Glass Pavilions in 28 + Acre low maintenance Rainforest. Income stream for extraordinary lifestyle in enchanting Upper Wilsons Creek Deep Private Creek Swimming hole Inspect today ph: 66840372 www.theforesthouse.co
HONDA CR-V 2007 in VGC. Regular service, 2 new tyres, new A/C. 136,000kms. $8990. Ph 0417300472
Tradies – Kickstart the new year
PROPERTY FOR SALE
BICYCLES buy, sell, repair, recycle. Adult bikes from $60. Phil 0413779223 WASHING MACHINE automatic $180, fridge $170, delivery. Phone 0413589388
ARCHIBALD’S CHEAP QUARRY PRODUCTS
Road base, gravel, blue metal and metal dust. ALL SIZE DELIVERIES. Phone 66845517, 0418481617
FIREWOOD DELIVERIES ALL YEAR ROUND Supplying commercial, wood ﬁred bakeries, pizza restaurants and residential, combustion stoves, open ﬁres, pot belly, kindling. Various load sizes from 4’x 6’ to 4 ton tipper. PRICES STARTING FROM $95. VOLUME DISCOUNTS.
Matt 0427 172 684
NATIVE PLANTS FOOD PLANTS
The Largest range of native plants in the Byron Shire. Tubestock to Semi-advanced
MULLUM CREEK NURSERY
110 Yankee Ck Rd, via Wilsons Ck Rd Mullumbimby 6684 1703 Open Wed–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat 9am–1pm www.mcnativenursery.com.au
North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
WANTED OLD MOTORBIKE any make, any year, any cond. Will pick up. 0427109195 LP RECORDS: good condition, no op shop crap! Ph Matt 0401955052 CAMPHOR/RED CEDAR/WHITE BEECH or any exotic timber. Any size or quantity in form of boards, blocks or slabs. Will pick up. Ph Jeff 0427651920 CAMPHOR LAUREL LOGS lge volumes, min 35cm diameter. You or contractor supply or we harvest. Ph 0414769546
GARAGE SALES BYRON FLEA MARKET @ Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC), 1 Gilmore Cres, 2nd Saturday of each month 8am-1pm. Food, entertainment, vintage & pre-loved bargains. Next market on 14 Jan. Stalls or rug space avail 0490026840 MAMMOTH 2 DAY MOVING HOUSE sale. Something for everyone. All weather. 10 Coolamon Ave, Mullum. Sat & Sun 8-12am. All must go OCEAN SHORES 24 Larelar Court, Sat 8–12. Moving OS. Everything must go
Tip Runs & Rubbish Removal 0408 210 772
PENSION FINANCE AVAILABLE. TAP CONDITIONS APPLY AUTO 2007 NISSAN TIIDA 5dr hatch, 178105km. Ideal 1st car, great condition. SN3295 ....... $5495 AUTO 1999 HOLDEN BARINA 135403km, 1 owner, rego till 5/17. SN8595 .................. $2495 2005 HYUNDAI GETZ manual, ideal learners car or cheap runabout. SN0910 ....................... $3490 AUTO 2003 FORD FALCON FUTURA WAGON 177396km. Full service history. SN5695 .... $5450 2007 HOLDEN COMBO manual, 100708km. Full service history. 6mths rego. SN7613 ... $7750
Brunswick Heads 1 bed, 1 bath $240 2 bed, 1 bath LUG $350 2 Bed, 1 bath LUG $530 2 bed, 1 bath, LUG $390
South Golden Beach 2 bed, 1 bath, yard $290
Ocean Shores 4 bed, 3 bath DLUG $600
Wilsons Creek 4 bed, 3 bath, Acreage $1270
SIWICKI REAL ESTATE
17 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads
02 6685 1206
16 ENDEAVOUR CLOSE, BALLINA
Ballina Car Centre
BUSINESS FOR SALE A WELL ESTABLISHED cleaning business in the Byron area for sale. Great return on investment. For all enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org or 0447487092
PROPERTY WANTED ACREAGE within 10 mins of Mullum, for local family. Ph 0402487213
Sold up and ready to buy. Would like to live in or around Byron Bay. Are you thinking of selling? Call 0488 548 808 or email email@example.com.
L.J. Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177 5/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads
WANTED TO RENT SOLD UP & READY to rent a small home. Would like to live in or around Byron. Are you thinking of renting? Phone 0488548808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TO LEASE GREAT LOCATION TREATMENT ROOMS Next door to Roadhouse Cafe $70 per day / $40 per half day, Discover Chiropractic 66808400 Hicaps, Eftpos. Ballina also avail BYRON A&I Creative spaces in shared warehouse $167–$243 per month incl bills. Ph 0411117820 BYRON A&I ESTATE Brand new industrial shed 100 sq metres plus 60 mezzanine. $500 plus GST/week plus all outgoings. Call 0416263298 or email email@example.com for further details
WANTED TO LEASE
6686 5586 / 0418 676 274
Brunswick Heads 3br 1bth $550 Burringbar 3br 1bth $450 Ocean Shores 4br 2bth $520 4br 2bth $580 4br 3bth $800
Bangalow Landlords – we have qualiﬁed tenants looking for properties in Bangalow and surrounding areas. Please phone us TODAY for an honest appraisal.
3 bed, 1 bath, outlook, walk to town, cat okay, furn/unfurn, avail 31 Jan
3 bed, 2 bath, timber ﬂoors, dlug, long term, pets neg, avail now
stupendous ocean/lighthouse views, 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 levels, pool, privacy, avail now
BANGALOW $1655 per month
ofﬁce space, main street, upstairs, 25 sqm, avail now
business space, 2 x shops, industrial estate, kitchenette, 2 toilets, ﬂex lease, avail now For more available rental properties go to
www.eldersbangalow.com.au 19a Byron Street, Bangalow
02 6687 1500
WAREHOUSE IN BYRON A&I ESTATE needed. The space must have running water, sink, etc. 100-200sqm required. Ph 0488553090
The Department of Fair Trading has warned people to be very careful about responding to advertisements offering work at home. Readers should be wary if asked to pay money upfront for employment opportunities and never send money to a post ofﬁce box Graphic Designer / Marketing Coordinator / Personal Assistant Opportunity to work for top real estate agency based in Brunswick Heads. Must be proﬁcient in InDesign and CRM data management experience preferred. The successful applicant will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have a proactive approach and demonstrate an ability to work well in both autonomous and team environments. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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OFFICE / ADMIN POSITION for warehouse in Billinudgel. 2 days/wk. Experience essential. No travellers. Ph 0405383039 BREAKFAST WAITER/HOUSEKEEPER Casual position. Must have barista skills & previous housekeeping exp. 6.30am starts. Must live locally, with car. Resumes to: email@example.com 1ST OR 2ND YR APPRENTICE CHEF & casual Chef/cook. Min 15 hrs per week. Immediate start. No travellers. 0421523855 or send CV to info@ spiceitupthai.com.au
BEAUTY THERAPIST room for rent firstname.lastname@example.org Trainer and Assessor for Advanced Diploma of Hospitality (VET Sector) Part-time position on trial basis with prospective career for successful applicants. Experience in facilitation of training and assessment, resource development, validation & monitoring of student progression. Must have Hospitality exp, Adv Diploma of Hospitality and Cert IV in TAE. Ideally the candidates will possess good IT skills, be dedicated, professional, positive, dynamic and hard working. Please send email with your Cover Letter and CV to email@example.com
Enthusiastic & hard-working with qualiďŹ cations & experience for our friendly team at busy Bangalow Dining. Permanent residents only. Email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 0423454773
Brunswick Valley School of Dance is looking for qualiďŹ ed and experienced dance teachers to join our 2017 staff. We are looking for teachers of Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary. Please email: email@example.com
Keen to work with Stone & Wood? We currently have 3 new roles available in: Customer Service, Warehousing and Road Crew. Jump on the Work With Us section of our website to find out more. www.stoneandwood.com.au/ work-with-us
CHEF REQUIRED FOR PRIVATE 1 ON 1 WORK Casual/Full Time Please email CV to Tulane@sanctuarybb.com
Front desk in busy backpacker hostel. Avail all hours 24/7. High-pressure job. Prev exp or v switched on.
Email interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Front-ofhouse staff & baristas with a
strong hospitality background and a great work ethic to join our strong team. â€˘ Minimum 3 years exp in a busy cafe environment â€˘ Current NSW RSA â€˘ Immediate start â€˘ 30+ hours â€˘ Award pay * Must be available nights, festivals, weekends, all public holidays. * Strong coffee/food/wine & cocktail knowledge essential. * No travellers.
Email resume to email@example.com
Brisbaneâ€™s most prestigious Gentlemenâ€™s Club requires funloving staff to join our team
EARN $500-$3000 pw
â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
Reception/ Front Door Bar/ Wait Staff Hostessing/ Promotions DANCERS
Phone Personnel Manager Lisa 07 3229 9344 after 4.00pm firstname.lastname@example.org UNIVERSAL SUPERMODELS P/L 180 Mary St Brisbane
ENTHUSIASTIC SALESPERSON Part time 30 h/wk, including weekends. Hands on cleaning, & organising team in busy backpacker hostel. Fast paced & high intensity. Eye for detail needed.
required to work between our shop in Mullumbimby and our weekly farmers markets. MUST have experience in customer service AND barista skills. No travellers please.
Email resumes to: info@ scratchpatisserie.com.au
HEAD CHEF Santos Organics, Mullumbimby
Take this opportunity to join our not-for-proďŹ t organisation and manage our 100% organic vegetarian kitchen. 4-5 days, Monday to Friday, day time only. Duties include cooking, menu planning, costing, ordering and managing a small enthusiastic team. Commercial kitchen experience essential with references to match. Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com
SALESPERSON â€“ BYRON BAY
Four days a week sales position with established, international ZDWHUWHFKbFRPSDQ\$OND:D\LQ%\URQ%D\ $XQLTXHOLIHVW\OHDQGFDUHHURSSRUWXQLW\IRUDQH[SHULHQFHGKHDOWK IRFXVHGVDOHVSHUVRQ6XFFHVVIXODSSOLFDQWZLOOKDYHPLQLPXP\HDUVČ‡ VDOHDQGFXVWRPHUVHUYLFHH[SHULHQFHVWURQJFRPSXWHUVNLOOVZLWK&50 VDOHVVRIWZDUHH[SHULHQFHDELOLW\WREXLOGFRPSOH[SURGXFWNQRZOHGJH VWURQJWHDPIRFXV 5HVSRQVLELOLWLHVZRXOGLQFOXGHWHOHSKRQHVDOHVZLWKTXDOLČ´HGZHE VRXUFHGOHDGVIDFHWRIDFHVKRZURRPVDOHVFXVWRPHUVHUYLFHFDOOV DVVLVWDQFHZLWKPDUNHWLQJSODQQLQJDQGFDPSDLJQV +RXUVKRXUZHHN0RQ7KXUV6DODU\DSSUR[SD 1RWFRPPLVVLRQHGEDVHG3URSRVHG6WDUW-DQXDU\ Please send letter of introduction and relevant resume LQIRUPDWLRQWRbLDQ#DONDZD\FRPDX
Telemarketing â€“ Lead Generation â€˘ Are you conďŹ dent and well spoken? â€˘ Do you consider yourself persuasive and likeable? â€˘ Do you like working with skilled professionals? â€˘ Are you ready and willing to learn new communication skills? Join our highly successful team of telemarketers at our Byron Industrial call centre. Immediate start. Call Jan on (02) 6639 5024 to arrange an interview
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First quarter January 6 06:46 Full moon January 12 22:33 Third quarter January 20 09:13 New moon January 28 11:07 Day of Sun Sun Moon Moon High tide, month rise set rise set height (m) 1 S 0551 1947 0817 2150 1120,1.71; 2329,1.21 2 M 0552 1947 0914 2231 1159,1.68 3 T 0552 1947 1011 2311 0014,1.21; 1239,1.63 4 W 0553 1947 1109 2349 0105,1.21; 1323,1.56 5 T 0554 1948 1208 0205,1.23; 1414,1.48 6 F 0555 1948 1309 0029 0313,1.28; 1513,1.40 7 S 0555 1948 1411 0109 0425,1.37; 1620,1.34 8 S 0556 1948 1515 0152 0534,1.49; 1730,1.30 9 M 0557 1948 1620 0239 0636,1.63; 1840,1.28 10 T 0558 1948 1725 0330 0733,1.75; 1942,1.29 11 W 0559 1948 1828 0427 0826,1.85; 2037,1.30 12 T 0559 1948 1927 0527 0915,1.91; 2127,1.31 13 F 0600 1948 2020 0629 1001,1.92; 2215,1.31 14 S 0601 1948 2108 0732 1046,1.89; 2300,1.30 15 S 0602 1948 2151 0834 1128,1.82; 2344,1.28 1207,1.71 16 M 0603 1947 2231 0933 17 T 0604 1947 2307 1030 0029,1.25; 1245,1.59 18 W 0604 1947 2342 1124 0115,1.22; 1322,1.46 19 T 0605 1947 1218 0210,1.20; 1401,1.34 20 F 0606 1947 0017 1310 0315,1.21; 1452,1.23 21 S 0607 1946 0052 1401 0425,1.25; 1555,1.16 22 S 0608 1946 0129 1453 0530,1.32; 1704,1.12 23 M 0609 1946 0207 1544 0623,1.41; 1810,1.12 24 T 0609 1945 0249 1635 0710,1.50; 1904,1.15 25 W 0610 1945 0334 1726 0751,1.58; 1950,1.18 26 T 0611 1945 0422 1815 0831,1.66; 2031,1.23 27 F 0612 1944 0514 1902 0909,1.71; 2112,1.27 28 S 0613 1944 0609 1947 0946,1.75; 2151,1.30 29 S 0614 1943 0706 2030 1024,1.77; 2231,1.33 30 M 0615 1943 0804 2111 1100,1.77; 2313,1.36 31 T 0615 1942 0903 2151 1139,1.73; 2357,1.37
Astronomical data and tides
Low tide, height (m) 0422,0.26; 1745,0.33 0503,0.30; 1826,0.33 0548,0.36; 1909,0.34 0640,0.43; 1957,0.35 0741,0.50; 2050,0.34 0854,0.55; 2147,0.32 1015,0.57; 2246,0.29 1137,0.53; 2344,0.24 1251,0.45 0038,0.18; 1355,0.36 0130,0.14; 1450,0.28 0219,0.11; 1540,0.23 0307,0.10; 1626,0.21 0353,0.13; 1710,0.22 0439,0.20; 1751,0.26 0523,0.29; 1831,0.31 0608,0.40; 1910,0.37 0657,0.51; 1949,0.41 0752,0.61; 2032,0.45 0900,0.69; 2124,0.47 1022,0.71; 2221,0.47 1142,0.68; 2319,0.45 1245.0.62 0011,0.42; 1336,0.55 0055,0.37; 1418,0.47 0135,0.32; 1456,0.41 0213,0.27; 1530,0.36 0251,0.23; 1606,0.32 0330,0.21; 1641,0.29 0410,0.22; 1718,0.27 0452,0.25; 1756,0.27
Times are Eastern Daylight Saving. Time lags: Ballina Boat Dock: 15 min; Byron Bay: nil; Brunswick River Hwy Bridge: high 30 min, low 1 hr; Mullumbimby: 1 hr 10 min; Billinudgel: 3 hr 55 min; Chinderah: high 1 hr 15 min, low 2 hr; Terranora Inlet: high 2 hr 10 min, low 2 hr 25 min; Murwillumbah: high 2 hr 30 min, low 2 hr 50 min. Tides in bold indicate high tide of 1.7m or more and low tide of 0.3m or less. Data courtesy of the National Tidal Centre.
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Relying on hope as retirement strategy The majority of Australians have no idea how long they will be retired, despite retirement being a regular thought for one in five Australians. According to the BT Australian Financial Health Index, 29 per cent of Australians cannot give an estimate of how long they will be retired, while 26 per cent of Australians expect to be in retirement for 20–29 years. Just eight per cent of Australians expect to be retired for less than ten years. Melinda Howes, general manager of superannuation, BT Financial Group, said many of us don’t have a clear idea of how long we will be in retirement because we have not planned for this phase of our life. ‘Clearly none of us knows how long we will live in retirement, but health and lifestyle are good indicators. Importantly, making a plan and sticking to it will give more control over how and when we retire,’ Ms Howes said. The index shows that 41 per cent of pre-retirees (aged 55– 64) think about the prospect of retirement either ‘often’ or ‘daily’. ‘It’s not surprising that those closest to retirement are thinking about it the most, but the big difference is between worrying and thinking about it to taking action, getting advice and feeling confident about retirement,’ said Ms Howes. A further 58 per cent of Australians reported ‘sometimes’ or ‘rarely’ thinking about retirement, with only 21 per cent saying they never thought about retirement at all. Seven per cent of Australians expected to retire before age 55 years in 2012; however, by 2015 this number had grown to ten per cent. This trend is further supported by other data which shows a decline over the past two years in the level of worry and concern about retirement finances and an increase in the number of Australians who are now excited about the prospect of retirement planning. Drawing on three years of data, the number of Australians who say they worry about their finances in retirement has fallen from 44 per cent in 2013 to 40 per cent in 2015. At the same time those who feel excited and energised when planning for their retirement has grown from 14 per cent to 21 per cent of Australians.
With hope in the heart of the universal footy crowd
FC Tokyo supporters sang till they were red and blue. Photo supplied John Campbell
Traipsing around the grounds of the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League, following the Byron Bay Red Devils as The Echo’s sideline eye, was hardly the most rewarding experience of 2016. Not to put too fine a point on, the boys had a season to forget, but at least the hike out to Kyogle was made bearable by a thumping victory over the Turkeys. So after witnessing every minute of the Devils’ inglorious, often luckless campaign, it was with a ton of relief that I flew to Japan, where nobody has ever heard of ‘the greatest game of all’. But old habits die hard for the footy hack and after a while I found myself longing for the smell of liniment and the roar of the crowd (or is it the smell of the crowd… ?). Checking out the sports pages of the English-language Japan Times one day, wondering if a break from the temples and castles might do me the world of good, I noticed that F C Tokyo would be playing at home on the weekend. Boom boom! Take me out to the ball game, Fuji! Notwithstanding the Cherry Blossoms’ historic defeat of the Springboks at the last Rugby World Cup, soccer is the mob’s preferred code of football in Japan. The J League was established in 1993 and, now with 18 teams involved in Division One, it is generally regarded as Asia’s elite competition. Being the mega-city that it is, I expected FC Tokyo to be a powerhouse, in the way that Man U, Real Madrid and AC Milan are in their domestic leagues. Founded in 1998, however, Tokyo (it has no nickname) is yet to win its first title and was placed mid-ladder leading into the clash with Vegalta Sendai (the
zil. Supporters of both sides were going the rat well before kick-off, with the crew who’d made the trip down from Sendai, though vastly outnumbered and corralled into the area behind the southern goal, giving their hosts a bath in the chanting stakes. Nonstop they went at it, roaring their battle cry to the tune of Twisted Sister’s We’re Not Gonna Take It. It was bloody magnificent! I’m with them, I decided (you can’t be impartial at the footy – you might as well not go if you are.) I wouldn’t know one end of a soccer ball from the other, so I daren’t comment on the quality of the match. But the punters were clearly into it and when Kota Mizinuma – a nippy little midfielder who took a lot of punishment from his markers – slotted one into the back of the net at the 14th minute, the redand-blue faction went berko. What happened next was surreal, even by the standards of a country where weirdness is everyday. You could have knocked me down with a feather. That great anthem popuI purchased my ticket for 2,700 yen (a bit over thirty larised by Liverpool supportbucks), and took my seat ers standing on Anfield’s Kop, among the great unwashed You’ll never walk alone, was (except that nobody in Ja- sung. Not many people in Japan is unwashed) near one pan speak English, so to hear of the corner flags and about their rendition of the clastwenty rows back. The sta- sic that most of us associate dium, which has a capacity with Gerry and the Pacemakof 50,000 (another surprise ers was fabulously cute – or – I expected twice that many) ‘kawai’, as they would have it. Even more bizarre, the lyrwas half-full, meaning that I had no trouble getting a beer ics were shown on the giant and something to eat – and to scoreboard, as though it were my astonishment (and joy), an outdoor karaoke session, they sold chips! Hundreds of in English! It was a brilliant and uncheer-girls kept everybody happy for half an hour before forgettable afternoon, but to the two sides emerged from tell you the truth, I can’t wait to see the boys rack up their the tunnel. FC Tokyo wore the red first win at Red Devil Park in and blue strip of Barcelona, the 2017 comp. Maybe Gerry Marsden while their opponents were decked out in the yellow over the PA will give them shirts and blue shorts of Bra- a leg up. The Byron Shire Echo January 11, 2017 53
Kashima Antlers, 2016’s gun side, who were on their way to winning an eighth crown). Getting to Ajinomoto Stadium was dead easy – after half an hour’s study of the city’s intricate rail network, that is. Public transport in Japan is simply phenomenal. If you miss your train, another one will be along in five minutes, with carriage doors pulling up at exactly the spot marked for them on the platform. Passengers are requested not to speak on their mobiles, so they don’t, and the quiet is lovely. Anybody who has ever been to a game of footy is familiar with the buzz that you feel when you get off the bus or train to make the last leg of your journey to the ground on foot. Suddenly you are surrounded by fellow travellers, their step quickening, their thoughts consumed by excitement and anxiety, hope and dread and all of the primeval vapours that swirl around a game-day football experience.
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Clark shines in Ballina tennis comp Local players featured prominently in the annual Ballina Tennis Club AMT Open tournament played last week. Louis Clark from Byron Bay lost a hard-fought men’s singles final against the number-one seed and more highly ranked Oliver Casey from Melbourne 6–4, 2–6, 1–6. ‘He is 24 and bigger and stronger than me,’ Louis said. ‘I went out strongly and won the first set. It was probably my best set of tennis all week,’ he said. As the balls got wetter and heavier, Casey was able to swing ‘the momentum around, and he won the last two sets,’ Louis said. Four Ballina club members contested the men’s Bgrade doubles final with Jai Rowe and Dwayne Smith convincingly defeating Frank Schultheiss and Ian Clark 6–0, 6–3. Rob Kowalski went down in the B-grade singles to Leigh Shepherd of Murwillumbah 2–6, 1–6. In the younger grades, Oscar Parker from Suffolk
Suffolk Park’s Matthew Slee drew on his European racing experience and his time-trial skills to split the A grade field in half at last Sunday’s Criterium race in Byron’s Industrial Estate. Matthew eventually soloed away from the determined Andrew Crawley to a decisive victory. Nick Ruane said that he was pleased to see his presea-
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Men’s finalists Oliver Casey and Louis Clark. Photo supplied
Park beat Mullum’s Amadeus O’Connor 6–1, 6–4 in the 12 years and under boys consolation final, while Amadeus’ club mate Quincy Khan was runner-up in the 10 years and under boys. The ladies singles final was an all Queensland affair with number two seed Ella Husrefovic from Brisbane defeating the Gold Coast’s Tiana Windbuchler 6–4, 6–3. Tiana had upset the number-one seed Megan Smith from Brisbane in the semifinal. During the tournament close to 200 matches were
played at the main venue in Ballina, and at the two Alstonville venues over the first two days of the tournament. Louis Clark was playing in the Tweed tournament this week, where he is the number-one seed. By Tuesday he had played his way to the third round. Last year Louis won the Queensland State Under 18 Championships and plans to dedicate the next couple of years to pursuing a career in tennis. ‘If it doesn’t work out I can go to uni as a mature age student,’ he said.
Slee slays Byron’s A grade cycling Anthony Condon
son training regime rewarded by a successful move into B grade racing. Nick put in a withering attack in the final lap to lead out his team mate and birthday boy Nick Smith for the sprint victory. Finishing very closely behind was Ballina’s Damian Chapelle and late entrant Myocum’s Alan Hainsworth. Dazzling Daz Jarvis from Nashua was too quick in the final straight and took the
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C grade sprint in emphatic fashion. Darren was seen conferring with quick Nick about a transfer to B grade. Andrew ‘they make ’em tough in Federal’ Hoskins finished third despite crashing mid-race and hurting his shoulder. D Grade saw David Scully cross the line ahead of his nemesis, the Club’s ride captain, John Langler. Thanks to Industrial Estate residents for their support.
McGarry starts the year with win at Teven Jim McGarry beat John Selwood over 18 holes in the Teven Golf Club Men’s Division Stroke competition for the Monthly Medal last Saturday. McGarry’s 48 net was enough to keep Selwood (50 net) at bay. Ball run down: Frank Jamieson (Net 52), Steve Blackmore (Net 53), Robert Tillman (Net 55), Roger Myles (Net 56), David Fowler (Net 57), Terry Prendergast (Net 58). NTPs: 4th: Robert Tillman; 8th: Steve Blackmore – within a flag length; 14th: Bill Wayte. Putting: Rex Nixon and Geoff Colnan (27 putts each).
‘Noseriding junkie’ Roisin Carolan. Photo Luki O’Keefe Crystal Cylinders
Crystal Cylinders recently caught up with local surfer Roisin Carolan who is a fine exponent of what is termed the ‘new traditionalist’ movement in longboarding. Advocates seek the original vibe and roots of surfing culture. Carolan admits to being a ‘noseriding junkie’ and reckons surfing is one of the most beautiful things in the world. ‘I’m addicted to the feeling of it, being surrounded by the ocean and the lifestyle,’ she said. As a junior Carolan dabbled in competitive surfing with some excellent results. She was rated in the top three open professional longboarders in Australia for 2014 at only 19 years old. Her talent has been rewarded with sponsorship from McTavish Surfboards,
O’Neill and Mennie socks. Nowadays she mostly surfs for fun: ‘I don’t really like competitions that are too competitive. I like to go to comps where all my friends are at. Every year everyone goes to Noosa for the festival, or Malibu in California is always a fun one too’. ‘I’m just having fun. My surfing goals are to try to surf some different places around Australia and the world. I recently got to surf in Ireland, which was a dream of mine for a long time,’ she said. Who are her favourite surfers? ‘Kassia Meodor, Erin Ashley and Ray Gleave’. When it comes to picking a current favourite board it is a tough call. ‘At the moment I’m really enjoying the McTavish Noserider and the Involvement; they’re both 9’4”, but I’m also enjoying riding a
mid-length Rincon when it’s a little bigger. ‘I think there’s a real art to surfcraft and I’m really interested in all the processes and design of surfboards,’ she said. Travel is on the agenda too. ‘I just got back from a big trip in California, Mexico and a bit of Europe. It was really fun and I’m hoping to go back overseas next year’. Current state of longboarding? ‘Obviously logging is where longboarding is heading. Which is a great thing I believe. ‘Longboarding should be nice to watch, graceful and using the whole board, which is what logging is all about. I’m for sure not a fan of the WSL style judging of longboarding, it’s backwards, and reflected in what I think is a joke World Tour,’ she said.
Juniors get a taste of competitive sailing on the Tweed River Bill Fenton
A fleet of 20 boats with 40 crew competed in the first race of the year for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club last weekend, in a light and shifting easterly wind. Several new junior crew, recently graduated from the TVSC Learn to Sail course, joined the fleet for their first taste of racing. They will be skippering their own boats in the race next Sunday sailing Sabots and X3s. Dave Chester and Isaac Poulsen on Hobie 16 Sledder finished first, completing the 10km course on the Fingal reach in 1 hour and 20 minutes. Sledder’s skipper had just returned slightly bruised and battered after 13 races competing in the Hobie National Titles on Hervey Bay where
Bill Fenelon and Sienna Pullen win the NS14 Class Race on Tornado. Photo Adam Busbridge
he finished 28th out of 58. (Glenn Slight and Kynan Second in the multihull’s Luescher) and third-placed were Toby and Anna Poulsen, Zazen (Adam Hurt and Tom three minutes behind. Busbridge). First in the monohulls was Tornado got the points for NS14 Tornado (Bill Fenelon the NS14 Class Championand Sienna Pullen), only 12 ship this time but Glenn and minutes behind. Kynan are still sitting safely at Tornado led from the early the head of the table and, with stages and was never chal- only one race to go, Tornado lenged, finishing five min- will have to wait until next utes ahead of Radical Phase season to challenge them. Byron Shire Echo archives: www.echo.net.au/byron-echo
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Mullum’s Biggest Little Town Choir meets weekly at the Timber Slab factory, Jubilee Ave, Thursdays at 6.30pm. Newcomers welcome.
Interested in making new friends and helping our community? Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7pm Ocean Shores Country Club. Info: Joan Towers 0400 484 419.
The Uniting Craft & Social Group meets every Monday 9.30am–2.30pm at the Uniting Church in Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Bring lunch and whatever else you need. All welcome. Do you prefer patchwork and quilting? Come along on Monday evening same place at 6pm. Enquiries Tilly 6685 5985.
Quota Club of Brunswick Valley meets every 1st Thursday of the month at the Ocean Shores Country Club at 6pm. Ph 0439 733 763 for more info.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is peer-support group of men and women for whom sex and/or romance have become a problem. For details of weekly meetings, phone 0452 074 974 or visit www.slaa.org.au.
Neighbourhood Centre Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre is open Monday–Thursday 9am–4pm and offers a range of services and activities. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy art, music, games, great food and more. Call reception on 6684 1286 and discover what is on offer.
#StartupByron #StartupByron Un-Networking meets the first Thursday of every month, focused on connecting anyone interested in startups or small biz. See startinno. com/events/2015/5/7/startupbyron-unnetworking.
Respite Service Byron Shire Respite Service Inc delivers high-quality respite care to a broad range of clients throughout the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires. Donations welcome: Ph 6685 1921, email email@example.com, website: www.byronrespite.com.au.
Junior chess club The Mullum junior chess club meets after school until 4.45pm Tuesdays in room F4 at Mullumbimby High School. All ages, all standards, encouragement and professional coaching. Ph Mike 6684 6281.
Bridge club The Brunswick Valley Bridge Club meets every Saturday and Monday at 12.15pm at the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club. Visitors welcomed. For further information/partner ring Phyllis Keyte on 6684 1103.
ESL classes Free English as a Second Language classes in Mullumbimby, suitable for beginners to advanced learners. More info call 0421 796 529 or 6674 7267.
Meditation Buddhist meditation teaching and practice now at the Living Yoga Sanga, first floor, 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 6–7.30pm, Mondays. Contact Mishaela on 0438 858 842 or mishaela@ si.org.au. Dzogchen Meditation Group – 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at Brunswick Heads Community Centre. Contact Katie 0417 798 726 or qld@ shenpenaustralia.org for more info. Mindfulness Meditation with Pairoj Brahma, Melli O’Brien and Heather Albrecht Every Tuesday 7.15–9pm at the yurt, Temple Byron (www.templebyron. com). No fees, contact 0423 241 916, 401 359 559. www.themindfulnesssummit. com. Healing Meditation 7.30pm Sunday mornings in Myocum. Dean 0414 364 415 or wwwunityhousebyron. com.au.
On The Horizon DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY Email copy marked ‘On The Horizon’ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dunecare Day The Green and Clean Awareness Team’s monthly Dunecare Day Sunday 15 January 9am–12 noon, meeting in front of the Beach Cafe at Clarkes Beach. Enquiries Udo 0413 173 786 or Veda 6685 7991.
Rate rise Join a strategy group to stop the planned Special Rate Variation. Text 0434 193 901.
Library fun Baby Bounce session Mullumbimby – Tuesday 11.30am, Brunswick Heads – Friday 10.30am, Byron Bay – Friday 10am. Storytime for toddlers and preschool children Mullumbimby – Friday 10.30am, Brunswick Heads – Monday 10.30am, Byron Bay – Tuesday 10.30am.
Spanish conversation A Spanish conversation group meets every Monday evening in Mullumbimby in order to improve language skills and cultural knowledge. Phone Paco 6684 0242.
Men’s Groups Complete Men has regular fortnightly men’s groups on different nights in both Byron and Mullum. Call Tim Fisk 0422 508 533.
Byron Community No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) is a not-for-profit community program providing people on low incomes with safe, fair interest-free loans of up to $1,000 for purchasing essential goods and services. Contact the Byron Community Centre to find out more.
Mullumbimby’s Repair Cafe at the Mullumbimby campus of Byron Community College in Burringbar Street on Saturdays 9am till 12 noon. Volunteers will be there to help you fix things that might otherwise end up in the tip, or to advise how it might be done.
Budgeting Support Money Matters is a free service helping people identify where their money is going, how best to save and, most importantly, how to get on top of bills! Contact the Byron Community Centre to make an appointment; private sessions run every Monday afternoon.
Museums Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc Museum at corner of Myocum & Stuart Sts Mullumbimby open every Friday 10am–12 noon and market Saturdays 9am–1pm. Discover your local history. Bangalow Museum & Tea Room open Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm, Cnr Ashton & Deacon Sts Bangalow. Volunteers sought, please contact the museum 6687 2183.
Drug support groups Call Alcoholics Anonymous 1800 423 431 or 0401 945 671 – 30 meetings a week in the shire – www.aa.org.au. Are you experiencing difficulties and challenges because of the alcohol or drug use of someone close to you? Learn coping skills and gain support from others. Confidential meetings in Byron Bay 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, upstairs at 75 Jonson Street (stairs beside Westpac Bank). Phone Jane 0410 494 933. Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. For information and meetings call 6680 7280. Are you concerned about somebody else’s drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups meetings held Fridays 2pm. Uniting Church Bangalow – 1300 252 666 www. al-anon.alateen.org/australia
Byron Market Byron Market Sunday 15 January at the Butler St Reserve, 8am–3pm. Kellie Knight and the Daze and Tim Stokes playing. Please leave dogs at home.
Family Fireworks Family Fireworks, Banner Park, Brunswick Heads Saturday 14 January at 9pm. Woodchop carnival follows, 18–21 January.
Food Box update Food Box at the Mullum Uniting Church will re-open on 19 January.
Byron library fun Friday 13 January at 10.30am – Marble run fun! For children aged three and up. Friday 20 January at 10.30am – Mystery celebrity magician! Bookings required for all activities on 6685 8540.
North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
Rainbow Dragons Abreast
Each Thursday during term time the Brunswick Bush School takes kids 6–13 years out into the bush to learn, grow and connect with each other. Facebook: Brunswick Bush School and email: email@example.com.
Toastmasters Byron Cavanbah Toastmasters meetings coaching in communication and self-development run on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6.40pm at Byron Services Club, Byron Bay; www.byronbaytoastmasters.org. MullumMagic Toastmasters meet every 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday in Mullumbimby 7–9 pm. Contact Ashni 0439 843 657 or Mani on 0488 433 047.
CoDA Co-dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a worldwide network of groups of men and women learning how to develop and maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships. For more information visit www.codependentsanonymous. org.au or phone 9281 3330.
Rainbow Dragons Abreast (RDA) welcomes breast cancer survivors for a paddle at Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head, on Sundays 7.30 for 8am start. Info Marian 6688 4058, mazzerati2010@ gmail.com.
Uniting Church Op Shop, Dalley St, Mullumbimby – open each Saturday 8am–12 noon. Byron Bay Anglican Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–1pm. Volunteers needed. Enq Jeni: 6685 7816 or 0439 344 281. Anglican Church Mullumbimby Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am–12.30pm. Volunteers needed, enq Liz 6684 2622 nights. Mullumbimby Seventh-Day Adventist Op Shop opens Monday – Thursday 10am-3.30pm, Friday 9am – 2pm and third Sunday of the month 10am-2pm. Companion Animals Welfare Inc (CAWI) op shop Brunswick Heads (next to supermarket) open Mon–Fri 10am– 5pm, Sat 9am–2pm.
The Brunswick Valley Bridge Club meets every Saturday and Monday at 12.15pm at the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club. All welcome. Info: Silvia Van Rossum 6676 3720.
Mullumbimby Mental Health Carers’ Support Group for family members and friends who have a loved one with a mental health issue. Meeting on 4th Thursday of each month 9.30am at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Info: Leanne 0409 818 643.
Calling all fellas who as a boy or man went on a Pathways, Making Men or Men2B Rite of Passage camp: weekly Monday night men’s group 7–9.30pm at the CWA Hall Mullum. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karim 0403 755 192.
Byron FLEA at the YAC (1 Gilmore Crescent) 2nd Saturday of every month from 8am till 1pm. Free stalls for young people. Call Berri 0490 026 840.
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CWA Bangalow Interested women are welcome Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am–1pm and the second Monday evening of each month 5–7pm in the Bangalow CWA rooms for craft and friendship. Rooms are open daily Monday–Saturday 9am–noon.
Potters & Sculptors Mullumbimby Potters & Sculptors at the Community Art Gallery at the Drill Hall, is open every Tues & Thurs 10am–2pm and on the 3rd Saturday of the month (Mullum Market Day) 10am– 4pm. Pottery and sculpture crafted by local artisans for sale, 2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby. Enquiries: email@example.com
Mullum CWA Mullumbimby Branch CWA Handicraft Group in the CWA rooms Tincogan Street Mullumbimby each 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month throughout 2016. Classes in knitting, crochet, embroidery and sewing are offered. Enquiries Margaret 66842956.
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Byron Girls Group A fun, creative and supportive group for girls aged 12–18 every Wednesday 4–6pm at the Byron Youth Service. Contact Lotte 0490 026 840 for details.
Bay Community Singers
1. Two in one puma slaughter – could be deadly! (6,9) 9. Confused cognition, concealed identity (9) 10. Farrow embraces a new madness (5) 11. Strays around the ring, making mistakes (6) 12. “The droning sound of a rodent,” said Spooner, referring to the dormitory’s female supervisor (5,3) 13. Bats around the English, and perspires (6) 15. Kids lied unconvincingly – not appreciated (8) 18. Prayer for the hirsute, holding back a thousand and fifty (4,4) 19. New in classes, uses cocaine (6) 21. Common sense about Australian and English – sick in the stomach … (8) 23. … clears the throat, making firm sounds of disgust. (6) 26. Head ache, including temperature – that’s the end (5) 27. Take a leisurely look over a new number, and fawn outrageously! (5,4) 28. Trainer got set – is prepared for the trots! (15)
1. Inflammation of both lungs (6,9) 9. Disguised, with identity concealed (9) 10. Obsession, madness (5) 11. Mistakes (6) 12. Woman in charge of a dormitory or fraternity (5,3) 13. Perspires (6) 15. Not loved, regarded with aversion (8) 18. Ave Maria (4,4) 19. Grunts, noises of contempt (6) 21. Sick, feeling the need to vomit (8) 23. Sharp and noisy expulsions of air from the lungs (6) 26. Demise, expiration (5) 27. Excessively fawn or flatter, suck up to (5,4) 28. Inflammation of the stomach and intestines (15)
Bay Community Singers is a singalong group for seniors and anyone else, Mondays, Byron Community Centre, 10.30–11.30am. Entry by donation. 0417 277 211, firstname.lastname@example.org.
$1,000 GRANTS JAN/FEB 2017 PERIOD The Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby are offering
BI-MONTHLY GRANTS up to $1,000 These grants can be applied for by any Not-For-Proﬁt organisation or group which supports our local community within the Byron Shire (except Bangalow who have their own Lions Club) i.e. Church groups, health groups, local charities, service groups, any humanitarian purposes. These grants will be offered every two months. Contact the Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby PO Box 12 Mullumbimby Email: email@example.com An application will be sent to you. Applications must be received by 14th February 2017. The $1,000 grant for Nov/Dec was awarded to: The Byron Bay Rainbow Swim Club Teaching disabled children to swim Unsuccessful applications do not carry forward, a new application is required. Any questions phone Tony Cornell 6680 2011, Joan Towers 0400 484 419 or Claire Harris 6680 3707.
1. Motorists, initiators (7) 2. Open sore (5) 3. Power to which a base must be raised to produce a given number (9) 4. Hurt, agony (4) 5. Thrifty, frugal (8) 6. Viral disease producing swelling of the glands (5) 7. One who does not use cigarettes or a DOWN pipe (3-6) 1. Deceased: streams of motorists (7) 8. Surprised, shocked (7) 2. Horribly cruel affliction (5) 14. Pain killing injections into the spinal 3. Record a sound of a musical pattern – column (9) actually it’s a mathematical function! (9) 16. Master of an estate (9) 4. Father in agony (4) 17. Plausible, open to debate (8) 5. English comedian embraces working 18. Look of guilt or shame (7) on the cheap (8) 6. Mother rider – it affects the testicles! (5) 20. Siblings, nurses or nuns (7) 22. Anaesthetic liquid (5) 7. Norm, Ken, so much better – kicked 24. Exult, feel smug satisfaction (5) the cigarettes! (3-6) 8. Capone, carrying a gun, caused panic 25. Fortified wine (4) (7) Last week’s solution N160 14. Pairs duel, needing pain-killing A S H E N E U R I P I D E S injections (9) E O O M E O A I S O M E T I M E S S O L O N 16. Los Angeles, north; Alexander C E E A T S G U becomes the holder of an estate (9) H O R A C E C A T U L L U S 17. Bug a real problem? It can be debated Y A T U M E (8) L I O N S S H A R E M I N D 18. Execute the setter, perhaps – he’s U N E E A M S I guilty and ashamed (7) S P I N N E O N L I G H T S O I T T R H 20. On board, tries desperately for nurses M E N A N D E R S A P P H O (7) I S D R A C E N 22. Number three event (5) D H O T I N O V E L E T T E 24. Achieve goal over time, and exult! (5) A U G A I E A S S O P H O C L E S S P L I T 25. Left a drink (4)
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While most visitors to the Shire seem to be good sports, locals are understandably riled by the stupid cohort who always leave behind all manner of trash, human waste included, annoy or kill the local wildlife and generally behave like complete yahoos (beings with filthy and unpleasant habits in Gulliver’s Travels – http:// bit.ly/cliffyahoo). And as an aside, it may be a coincidence but after the Falls Festival there was an inordinate number of large men in black t-shirts in Mullum. Perhaps a secret bikers festival we missed out on? QQQQ
A hot-night survival guide – surely what the north coast needs. Some of the advice from Sleep Health Foundation seems counterintuitive, or at least difficult to accomplish. ‘Strip off totally to get your body temperature down,’ the foundation advises, and then ‘let your bed partner know cuddling is not conducive to a good night’s sleep’. Hmm. Other recommendations, such as drinking plenty of water throughout the day and taking a cool shower before bedtime seem more do-able. A tip sheet from the foundation is available at http:// bit.ly/sleephealthtips. If you have any good ideas on how to stay cool, then you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. au with ‘Hot Nights’ in the subject window. QQQQ
Ashley Fruno from the vegan activist group PETA (peta. org.au) offers a good reason to give up the chops: ‘By 2050, according to a UK government report, antibiotic resistant “superbugs” could kill ten
be reminded of it here: www. freewestpapua.com.au. QQQQ
The prawns this summer were bigger than Cynthia could have imagined. Sean rushed over in his underpants to help her fight one off. Artwork John Bolton johnbolton.com
million people a year, more than currently die of cancer. The World Health Organisation calls this a “global health security threat”. This is largely because more antibiotics are consumed by farmed animals than by humans, but also because for the last 60 years the meat industries have been using antibiotics as growth promoters. Diseases that had become rare are now evolving new forms, transmissible to humans…’ If you intend to stay with meat, then check with your local butcher or supermarket to ensure the meat is organic and antibiotic-free. QQQQ
For a brief week Australia didn’t have to train Kopassus soldiers to go off and kill West Papuans. Now, apparently, Indonesia has forgiven the offence caused, perhaps because they need our foreign aid money and Turnbull and Bishop have grovelled enough. Our diplomats make much of Indonesia’s sensitiv-
ities because, after all, who wants to be reminded of the slaughter of innocent humans one has indulged in? You can
Our holiday reading this summer includes notices at the bottom of government media releases: ‘The information contained in this email message and any attached files may be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department’s switchboard on XXXX during business hours (8am–5pm local time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any attachments.’ Not quite as enthralling as Tim Winton’s work, but it has its moments.
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