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Illegal holiday-letting Does Byron deserve better? precedent sought Paul Bibby

A major prosecution against an allegedly unauthorised short-term holiday-letting operation is about to commence in the Land and Environment Court. Byron Shire Council’s legal services co-ordinator, Ralph James, told The Echo that officers had spent months gathering evidence against four separate properties where it is believed unauthorised letting had been taking place. Mr James says the council was now ‘almost ready to go’ and was only waiting on external legal advice about the strength of the evidence, so it could decide which of the four properties to prosecute. ‘We are very close to launching the prosecution,’ Mr James told The Echo. ‘I’m expecting advice any day that it’s ready to go.’ Mr James said that Council had chosen to take one property owner to court rather than handing out fines to multiple property owners because it wanted the court to set a precedent. ‘The value of a precedent case is that the court’s judgment, then it applies to other properties with the same zoning,’ he said. ‘It is also valuable for the message that it sends to the community. It says that if you undertake unauthorised short-term letting this is what you can look forward to.’ Mr James said that if the council won the case, the property owner in question could be fined up to $1 million, as this was the maximum

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penalty that the Land and Environment Court could impose for ‘development without consent’. However, if it lost there would be no penalty and the case would set a precedent that supported the type of short-term letting involved. To ensure the council’s case could be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, officers had gone to great lengths to compile the briefs of evidence against the four properties. Evidence gathering included trawling through short-term letting websites such as Airbnb and Stayz and watching suspect properties to see if there were cars with interstate number plates coming in and out. Officers had also investigated unauthorised building work, and followed up complaints from neighbours. However, many neighbours had been unwilling to give formal written statements. ‘You’ve got to be prepared to give evidence in court and that’s where we often fall over,’ Mr James said. ‘I can understand why neighbours are reluctant – they still have to live there. But if they don’t go on the record then we’re trying to run the investigation with one arm tied behind our backs.’

Broader crackdown The case is part of a broader policy targeting short-term letting which the council believes is a significant contributor the region’s housing affordability crisis, because it soaks up housing stock that could continued on page 2

A few locals pictured from a larger turnout at Saturday’s West Byron protest. Photo Jeff Dawson

It is just after 10am on Saturday and around 150 protesters were assembling to make their voices heard to what can only be described as a catastrophe in waiting – the massive West Byron development. A car screeches to a halt on the always busy Ewingsdale Road opposite the Arts and Industry Estate after local journalist-activist Jim Beatson sat down, obstructing traffic. The driver of a shiny, red, dustfree large late-model SUV with Qld number plates begins honking. Then in a fit of rage, the driver jumps out of his expensive spotless car and screams, ‘I’m a local too!’ Beatson asks him to drive around him, which he then does, aggressively. Such a scene sums up how divisive the West Byron project is, and later on protesters gathered on the road to re-

mind motorists what they could expect when the development is approved. A development application (DA) by a group of ‘local’ and Qld developers to plonk a massive high-density suburb on wetlands has been roundly criticised – there are no assurances in the developer’s own traffic report that Ewingsdale Road will not become more congested as a result. Additionally, many key principles of Byron Shire Council’s planning have been ignored, says former mayor and MLC Jan Barham.

State govt intervention Those planning instruments were remarkably over-ridden by the state government in what appears an attempt to give the developers a clear passage to completion. Local MLC Ben Franklin (Na-

tionals), whose government interfered against community wishes, is yet to reply to The Echo’s questions. The two development applications (DAs) on public exhibition for West Byron have been extended by Council until March 30. One DA is from ‘local’ landowners, while the other is from Qld-based corporation Villaworld, whose DA was previously rejected. Submissions on DA 10.2017.661.1 and on the re-exhibited Villaworld DA 10.2017.201.1 need to be made by March 30. Submissions should also be clearly marked with the DA number. Email submission@byron. nsw.gov.au. Petitions against the development are available to download via www.byronresidentsgroup.org for more info.

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Lifeguards averted disaster around lunchtime on Monday after a woman was caught in a powerful rip at New Brighton Beach. Two women believed to be in their 30s were swimming when they got into difficulty shortly before 12.30pm. One of the women was able to scramble back to

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shore but the second was not so fortunate and was carried out almost 150 metres by the current. The first swimmer, who had escaped the rip, was able to raise the alarm by contacting emergency services, with the State Operations Centre notified of the incident shortly afterwards.

Calls are growing for a full, independent inquiry into the conduct of four police who forcibly arrested a disturbed 16-year-old in Byron Bay last month. As locals plan further protest action over the January 11 incident, NSW police minister Troy Grant has been urged to refer the matter to the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) for investigation. While NSW Police have announced that they will conduct a ‘review’ into the incident, it is understood this investigation will be conducted by a senior officer from the Tweed Local Area Command. The LECC will have an ‘oversight’ role in the review rather than any direct involvement in the investigation. NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge said he and many members of the public had ‘little confidence in an internal police investigation’ of this kind. ‘It’s not enough,’ Mr Shoebridge said. ‘We’ve seen in the past that having police investigate police doesn’t work. The monitoring role of the LECC may well be no more than paper oversight.’ The forceful arrest of the youth came to public attention on February 6, when Channel 9’s A Current Affair

Adaja Black says the community needs to know the truth about the forcible arrest of a disturbed 16-year-old in Byron Bay last month. Photo supplied

broadcast CCTV footage of the incident. The footage shows an officer repeatedly striking the naked youth with a baton while three other police hold him down. In a statement to the media, NSW Police said the officers had been called to the lane by residents at around 2.30am and arrived to find the youth, who appeared to be affected by drugs or alcohol, lying naked in street.

Became aggressive Police said the teenager then became aggressive, necessitating the use of capsicum spray. The youth then allegedly attempted to assault the officers and was tasered, police said. The statement made no mention of the officers striking the youth with their batons.

A small group of locals conducted a protest action outside Byron Police Station in response to the incident last week. One of the protesters, Caterina Bosco, said she was ‘ashamed’ at the behaviour of the police, given that they were ‘supposed to be protecting us and upholding the law’. ‘It’s a disgraceful, sickening exhibition of police brutality,’ said Ms Bosco, who has lived in the Shire for 18 years. Another protester, Adaja Black (pictured), said the community wanted to know the truth about what happened and for justice to be served. ‘We want the CCTV footage to be examined by a trustworthy source,’ Ms Black said. ‘For what reason does the government exercise its right to surveil our lives other than for something like this – to

find out the truth of what really happened?’ There are also plans for the annual V-Day violence against women flashmob at Main Beach to be extended to include a march to Byron Bay Police Station. Local social media pages were awash with discussion about the incident last week. While many expressed anger over the police’s use of force, others asked what might have led police to behave as they did.

Other incidents Police responded to a call out on Christmas night where it took some time to restrain a man at the Byron lighthouse. Police say he ran at the police car and dived into the windscreen, which shattered on impact. The man then stood on the bonnet kicking the broken windscreen in, before moving to the roadway and headbutting, then punching, the side window. Police say they discharged a taser as the man assaulted an officer, which had no effect. Two police officers were injured during that incident. Police are reminding the public of the dangers of methamphetamine (ice) following a number of other incidents in which drug-affected people have been arrested or required hospitalisation after displaying out-of-character or violent behaviour.

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continued from page 1 otherwise be used for longterm renting. Of particular concern for the council are those who were allowed to build secondary dwellings without paying development-contribution fees on the basis that they would be offering affordable rental accommodation, but instead used the dwellings for expensive, short-term holiday rentals. On September 17 last year, Council sent letters to 598 property owners who made use of this secondary dwelling policy, asking them to confirm in writing that they weren’t using their sheds and granny flats for holiday accommodation. As of November 6, 2017 just 143 had replied. Council is now reviewing the effectiveness of the secondary-dwelling policy. It is not known whether one of these properties is the focus of Council’s pending

legal action. The particular type of holiday-letting operation involved will be crucial in determining the effectiveness of any precedent set by the case both legally and in terms of general deterrence.

Holiday letters’ view The president of the Holiday Letters Organisation, John Gudgeon, said that he had no issue with the council prosecuting a property owner who did not have permission to conduct short-term holiday letting on their property, but that this did not have anything to do with mainstream holiday letting. ‘The standard planning permission for a residential premises allows you to rent it out for short-term or long-term use,’ said Mr Gudgeon, who was also speaking on behalf of the Holiday Rental Industry Association on this issue.

‘There’s an inalienable right of people to use their properties in this way.’ Mr Gudgeon said he strongly disagreed with the council’s short-term letting policy, which states that ‘the use of dwellings for shortterm holiday accommodation falls within the Standard LEP Template definition of ‘tourist and visitor accommodation’ and is a prohibited land use in the residential zones of the Byron LEP 2014.’ Some properties are exempt from this rule, including those located in B2 Local Centre zones and SP3 Tourist zones, and most one-bedroom bed-and-breakfast establishments. ‘I am very surprised to hear that Council are saying that that is the case,’ Mr Gudgeon said.

Policy ‘ineffective’ Matthew Hartley, a former Council candidate and vocal critic of what he describes as

‘illegal holiday letting,’ said Council should be pursuing a more direct approach to the issue rather than expending time and resources on a precedent-setting case. ‘They already know how to use penalties and these penalty infringement notices could be issued today,’ Mr Hartley said. ‘Council staff should send letters, and then make phone calls to every real estate agent and letting agency telling them to show all of the properties they’ve been letting out and then cross-reference that information with the zoning and approvals for those properties,’ Mr Hartley said. ‘Then those properties that are in breach of the law should be fined every night until they comply. These people know they’re committing crimes. ‘If Council takes a firm line there would be a huge influx of money that could be used to benefit the community.’

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Local News Never-ending drug war rolls through north coast Byron beaches listed as ‘at Police with an unknown budget again descended upon the region in an effort to eradicate a plant known for its medicinal properties. This year’s event saw six people charged, say police, and 697 cannabis plants seized as part of raids. NSW police said the plants had an estimated street value of almost $1.4 million, yet they estimate any plant, no matter what size, to have a value of around $2,000. Police said investigations into the cultivation of cannabis in the local area were continuing. The raids, which wound up on Sunday, targeted outdoor crops of cannabis and have been widely criticised on social media, and by advocates of medicinal cannabis. The Echo had requested information regarding the costs of the raids, which involved local police and State Crime Command police, but this

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request was ignored, as it has been for the many years the raids have been taking place. Reports from locals indicate that up to 30 police officers, as well as dogs, 12 vehicles, a removalist-type truck and a helicopter had taken part in the raids. According to reports on social media the police raid was based at the Mullumbimby skate park in Byron Street, Mullumbimby at 8.30am on

Wednesday February 7. Tweed Byron detective inspector Brendon Cullen told The Echo that report was ‘partially correct’ but that there would be no further comment at the time.

Started in 1980s NSW Police said the Cannabis Eradication Program began in the 1980s and targets outdoor cannabis crops in the optimal growing season,

which runs throughout the warmer months of the year. The Echo’s founding editor Nicholas Shand started the newspaper in 1986 after a lack of reporting of the heavy-handed police raids in the Shire’s hinterland. ‘Cannabis plants with an estimated potential street value of more than $300 million have been seized during the program’s lifetime,’ police said.

Calls for a rethink on pay parking revenue distro A longtime opponent of paid parking claims that Council’s latest decision to allocate at least 50 per cent of paid parking revenue from Byron Bay to projects in the town doesn’t go far enough. Paul McCarthy says the issue is ‘driving a wedge’ into the Shire. ‘I don’t want Byron Bay to be the cash cow for the entire area,’ he said. ‘We are the coalface to around two million annual visitors. It’s not too late to turn this around and allocate all funds to Byron Bay.’ Mr McCarthy points to

Council’s 2017–18 YTD Ordinary Rate Levies per locality, which indicates that 38.8 per cent of the Shire’s rates come from Byron Bay, while 10.2 per cent comes from Suffolk Park. The total figures include residential, business and farmland. By comparison, Bangalow landowners contribute 5.4 per cent, Brunswick Heads 5.2 per cent, Mullumbimby 7.1 per cent and Ocean Shores 8.7 per cent. While accepting that Byron’s masterplan will significantly improve the town, McCarthy maintains that everyone

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should be treated equally. ‘Byron Bay should have had the same offer made to them as Brunswick Heads and Bangalow – that promise was to allocate 100 per cent of the revenue for those towns.’

Bangalow offer Bangalow chamber of commerce president Jo Millar confirmed with The Echo that an offer was made by Council for all Bangalow revenue to be spent in the town, as was the case for Brunswick Heads. She said, ‘I have concerns that paid parking could be

used to set the towns against each other,’ adding that there is ‘great respect and recognition between us all.’ ‘I also support Byron Bay receiving all the revenue from their parking meters,’ she said, adding that there’s ‘no question that most visitors come to Byron Bay,’ and as a result Byron’s infrastructure is affected. According to a recent Byron News report, mayor Simon Richardson was not in favour of giving Byron Bay all of its paid parking revenue, as it would lead to ‘parochialism’.

Byron Shire Council is working towards protecting its tourism market by ‘increasing its reliance on renewable energy and cutting greenhouse gas pollution’, according to mayor Simon Richardson. Cr Richardson gave the assurance upon the release of a report warning that extreme weather caused by climate change was threatening Australia’s tourism industry. The Icons at Risk: Climate Change Threatening Australian Tourism report shows

that beaches are listed in the top five natural destinations at risk, including locations across the NSW north coast. Beaches are listed as Australia’s favourite tourist destination and are threatened by beach erosion and rising sea levels, driven by worsening climate change, claims the report. Cr Richardson said Byron Shire is joining 70 other councils to support Cities Power Partnership’s transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy.

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Tyagarah residents told a meeting on Thursday they are pleased to see the change in behaviour at the area’s clothing-optional beach, which they say had become a hotspot for sexual predators. But activist Dean Jefferys, who organised the meeting with police, residents, naturists and Byron Shire Cr Sarah Ndiaye, said the police needed to show more tolerance towards people skinnydipping outside Byron’s only clothing-optional area. Tyagarah resident Gwen Gould, herself a skinny-dipper, told The Echo, ‘I’m 77 in two weeks and I get hassled’. ‘The police presence and actions have improved things majorly. We as locals all feel really grateful to the police for the job they are doing. People are asking for discretion  – but then that makes [the police] judge and jury. ‘As locals we need to respect what the police are doing for us,’ she said. ‘Right now they have to come down hard because of the history of the area and even though it is so much better, there are still sexual predators there.

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‘It will take time to resolve all these issues and make the area safe for everyone again – and the police are doing a great job,’ Ms Gould said. Mr Jefferys said police indicated they had to come down hard early on to make an impact. ‘We’ve heard they don’t want to be arresting people naked on the beach, but they want to create the biggest possible impact letting the perpetrators know that they won’t tolerate it any more,’ he

told The Echo. ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if they back down a little bit.’

Worst spot He added that declaring Tyagarah as the Shire’s only clothing-optional beach 20 years ago was a big mistake. ‘Tyagarah is the worst spot – nobody wants to spend $8 for parking. So we’ve ended up with a beach just for Queenslanders.’ At the meeting, Cr Ndiaye mentioned that Council

was planning to put more signs up around Tyagarah and one at the southern end of Brunswick. According to Mr Jefferys, she also ‘suggested we apply for a designated clothesoptional area just south of Brunswick.’ ‘Yet staying with the original idea from 20 years ago, I said we don’t want a designated clothes-optional area, we just want the police to back off and just fine the real criminals.’

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Food Box celebrates fifth birthday Feb 15 Paul Bibby

Turning five often heralds new horizons and the start of exciting times. And that certainly seems to be the case for the Mullumbimby Food Box. As the local food charity celebrates its fifth birthday, it is exploring a possible partnership with Qld food distributor Aratara Distributions. The co-ordinator of Food

Box, Gil Lomath, said she and others had recently visited one of Aratara’s outlets at Loganholme in Qld, with the company expressing the desire to lend a helping hand. ‘The outlet is very accessible from the motorway and now we’re looking at how to best freight the goods from there,’ Ms Lomath said. ‘We could then tap into some refrigerated items that would be available if suitable

transport could be found.’ The Food Box also recently hosted the new executive general manager of Food Bank NSW, former NSW Opposition leader John Robertson. ‘John’s visit was a handson look at how together we can maintain a regular supply of essential food items and how we can best support Food Bank’s breakfast in schools program.’ Ms Lomath and the Food

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Box team hope Mr Robertson will return on February 15 to take part in their fifth birthday celebrations. The festivities, to be held at the Mullumbimby Uniting Church from 9am till 11am, will include guest musicians including members of the Dustyesky men’s choir, morning tea and a sausage sizzle. Groceries, free bread and vegetables will be available as usual.

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Local News Historic environmental protests remembered During the Saturday market in March, the Museum and the Monuments Project will have a special gazebo tent with a photographic poster display of scenes from the protest days.

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With the 40th anniversary of the historic 1979 Terania rainforest logging protests soon to be celebrated, a project is being launched to commemorate the historic event. The Terania and Mount Nardi protests resulted in the creation of Nightcap National Park, and hence the naming of the beautiful Protesters Falls within the park. The protests changed the environmental and forest protection Australian landscape and preceded the famous Tasmanian Franklin River protests. The Brunswick Valley Historical Society, the Mullumbimby Museum and Southern Cross University have all put their support behind the Nightcap Monuments Project. Many community groups have also indicated support for the project and the legacy created by these historic environmental protection actions. The Nightcap Monuments Project is aiming to raise funds for some permanent regional

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The Terania rainforest logging protests preceded the famous Franklin River protests in Tasmania. Photo supplied

monuments to the historic environmental protests and their environmental legacy. In the coming months, regional sculpture artists will be invited to engage with the project. The project also seeks to gather and consolidate much of the fragmented historical information, surviving images

and data surrounding the historic protest period. At the time of the protests, many people travelled from the Mullumbimby region to support the protests. Today, a number of the protest campaign veterans have also settled in the Mullumbimby region.

For those interested in assisting or possibly supporting the project in some way there is an open public project meeting on Thursday February 22 from 5pm at the Museum and Historical Society buildings in Mullumbimby. Simply come along and catch up on the latest with the project and hear how you might be able to assist. If you cannot make the February public meeting, inquire about the project at the Museum or the display on the Mullumbimby Saturday market days or during the Friday Museum opening hours. The project also welcomes corporate and philanthropic support and can offer tax deductibility on donations. Trevor Reece is the project co-ordinator. Q

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landowners behind the proposal. By comparison, when a show of hands was called for in relation to those who opposed the planning proposal, almost the entire room put up their hands. ‘Bruns Eco Village have hijacked this process and have jumped on the “affordable housing” bandwagon to push their development through and now the other two landowners are jumping on board the Bruns Eco Village and affordable housing bandwagon to try to develop the entire precinct. ‘The Saddle Road area will never have affordable housing and it is a joke to try to argue otherwise. The Bruns Eco Village definition of affordable housing does not meet any NSW government definition. To date, Bruns Eco Village have not provided any details on their legal structure, or how they plan to provide affordable housing, or how their definition of affordable housing meets NSW government requirements. All that they are really saying is “Just trust us”, “Let us rezone the land, then we promise to do the right thing”. ‘The members of SRLAMPA just want the proposal to be rejected and for Council to go back to the Residential Strategy process, which was

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clear and transparent.’ The Echo asked Kelvin Daly, who represents the Bruns Eco Village: ‘Are you happy to go with the Residential Strategy process if these claims of lack of support are correct? Mr Daly replied, ‘Overall we felt the second Councilled community consultation session for its planning of its Area 17 Future Living Release Area was positive.’ ‘It was clear that the mayor and the councillors are taking an active interest in the process by their welcomed attendance. Clearly residents are keen to know more details as the planning process evolves and as such, details evolve.  ‘Since Council initiated the Affordability Pilot Study process inviting us to submit a proposal, the participating landowners have been working with the council and the community in good faith, and will continue to do so. We really welcome the fact that community has  the opportunity to explore the various housing opportunities on offer, not previously available in Council planning before. ‘Of the 475 proposed homes, 200 are to be dedicated to affordable housing – 120 through the Bruns Eco Village (held in perpetuity for affordable housing in a community land  trust model), and 80

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Saddle Road landowners meet over planning proposal A meeting last week with Council staff, councillors and Saddle Road landowners has been reported differently by a proponent and opponent. A contentious planning proposal and the staff recommendation against developing the scenic ridgeline between Mullum and Bruns were removed from the December 14 Council meeting by senior staff to allow more ‘consultation between planning staff and the proponents and the objectors.’ The meeting comes after Council last year invited a planning proposal for Saddle Road land, known as ‘Area 17,’ for affordable housing projects. The subsequent planning proposal included an intentional community called Bruns Eco Village. Matthew O’Reilly, representing Saddle Ridge Community Action Group (SRLAMPA), said there was little support for the planning proposal from 26 landowners representing 17 different properties affected by the Planning Proposal at the meeting. O’Reilly says, ‘The three property owners who have lodged the planning proposal also attended, but did not speak at the meeting. When a show of hands was called for those who support the proposal, no-one put up their hands, including the three

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Andrew and Bobby will be walking to raise suicide awareness. Photo Jeff Dawson

It was October last year when Bobby Walker’s mate took his own life and it moved Bobby to start a get-together locally to try to find ways to help people at risk. Within four days the idea had snowballed into something very different and now Bobby is planning a walk from Noosa to Byron Bay to raise money for the suicideawareness charity Mindfull Aus (www.mindfullaus.org). ‘I began planning a walk to raise awareness, to encourage men to open up and to bring people of all walks together,’ said Bobby.

‘As soon as this started, my partner Andrew Fyffe jumped on board.’ Starting on May 20 in Noosa, Bobby and Andrew are planning to walk the 310km to Byron doing approximately 52km per day to raise money and awareness around suicide.

Sponsors sought Currently they are looking for sponsors and donations to help pay for the costs of the walk and supply the equipment. ‘We need everything from shoes and hats to a support

vehicle,’ continued Bobby. The last day will be the walk from South Wall in Brunswick to Byron along the beach and they are hoping lots of people will join them for this section of the walk. ‘The parents of my friend who committed suicide will be crossing the finish line with us,’ said Bobby. If you would like to donate equipment or become a sponsor then contact Bobby at fortheboyss.info@gmail. com, or donate online via the everyday hero link www.give. everydayhero.com/au/noosato-byron-for-the-boys-1.

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Former Byron Shire general manager Ken Gainger has been critcised for not seeking specific approval from councillors before continuing to defend, at great cost, the Butler Street bypass case that was brought by residents. Prior to his departure, The Echo asked Mr Gainger, ‘Did the GM have the delegated authority to spend $450– $500,000 defending the Butler Street bypass case brought by residents without referring it to Council at the time he made that decision?’ Mr Gainger replied that ‘The delegated authority was provided by the council by resolution.’ He went on to say that the decision to defend the legal action was based on ‘a series of Council resolutions supporting a bypass constructed on the Butler Street alignment’ and that councillors had been kept up-to-date about the case and its ‘growing legal costs’. However, it has now emerged that there was no specific delegated authority provided by councillors to pursue that case to that level of expenditure. Council staff have confirmed that ‘With respect to legal proceedings for the Butler Street bypass, the general manager acted under general authority delegated by Council. There was not a separate delegated authority specifically for the Butler Street case.’ According to Council’s delegated authority document, the GM is able to spend up to $50,000 on commencing a case without seeking further Council approval. When asked if the delegated authority to defend the Butler Street bypass court case was ‘implied,’ Mr James agreed. He said the GM relied on a series of approvals and resolutions to commence proceedings. They include Council’s approval of the development application, resolutions to progress with the bypass and the setting aside of land for biobanking. This allowed Council to run the case without a specific delegation from Council, according to Council’s legal services co-ordinator Ralph James. However, Cr Cate Coorey pointed out the ongoing Butler Street legal costs, contained within the Legal Services Status (LSS) report, were ‘listed at the bottom of the memos’ below a long list of other legal

Former Greens mayor and MLC Jan Barham says prior to 2012, Council ‘operated with a greater degree of transparency and a focus on legal matters.’

proceedings, such as parking infringements. ‘I understand that we didn’t have a choice, but given the level of public interest in this case and the escalating costs, councillors should have been more actively informed,’ Cr Coorey said.

Lost in memos ‘The $469,000 – the final cost [for the bypass case] – is on page 7 of the 22 June LSS report. There was no mention of mounting costs on the Butler Street issue spoken of to councillors.’ Local activist Fast Buck$ says that prior to the new delegation of powers signed off in November 2017, the GM did not have delegated authority to pursue the Butler Street case without specific consent from councillors. But Council’s legal services co-ordinator Ralph James disputes this view. ‘Council had resolved twice to progress with the preferred bypass route along Butler Street,’ Mr James said. ‘The general manager and staff at his direction were obliged to implement Council’s resolutions.’

Runaway costs For former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham, the runaway costs are a salient reminder of the days of former general manager Max Eastcott, who was accused of using delegated powers to approve environmentally damaging developments and mismanage developer contributions in such a way that they led to Council being significantly short of funds. ‘Delegation of powers is one of the most crucial things that a council does,’ said Ms Barham. ‘It determines what the GM can do, depending on how the delegation and subsequent resolutions are defined. ‘What we learnt in relation to good governance was how

a rogue GM can run their own agenda if they are given delegated powers. ‘That is why we were so careful with the wording of our delegated powers and put in place triggers in resolutions that would require staff to report back to Council. ‘For example, when the costs of a court case reached a particular figure. ‘What the current council need to understand is the relationship between the Local Government Act, councillors, staff and the community. ‘The councillors in fact don’t have a huge amount of power and once they have delegated the authority away, the staff are able to legally do whatever they like.’ Ms Barham continued, ‘Councillors prior to 2012 operated with a greater degree of transparency and a focus on legal matters.’ ‘A high level of reporting on the progression of cases was a priority so the elected body could make informed decisions about proceeding and expenditure.’ A spokesperson for the NSW Office of Local Government told The Echo, ‘Ultimately the question of whether a general manager is able to exercise a function of a council under a delegation by the council will depend on the terms and scope of the delegation made by the council.’ ‘If there is a concern by a council that a general manager has exceeded their delegations, this would be a matter for the council to address through the performance management mechanisms under the general manager’s contract of employment.’

No reply Mayor Simon Richardson and councillors Paul Spooner and Michael Lyons did not respond to questions from The Echo by deadline. Last November, The Echo reported that staff had commenced proceedings against Butler Street residents, claiming costs. Both mayor Simon Richardson (Greens) and Cr Paul Spooner (Labor) confirmed at the time that they were not informed of staff ’s request to the courts for the personal information of the residents’ group. Butler Street Community Network president Paul Jones said at the time Council were ‘literally tearing up ratepayers’ money with no hope of recovery in an exercise to discourage and destroy the community’s voice.’

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Local News Greens Cr Michael Lyon has replied to The Echo editor’s assessment of why Council has a trust deficit, saying it ‘left many of us gobsmacked by its ironic inequity and basic journalistic ineptitude.’ Last week’s article Courageously avoiding responsibility by Hans Lovejoy laid out some of the reasons he believes led to Council appointing a community panel to restore public confidence in their decision making. Cr Lyon took umbrage at the depiction of Greens mayor Simon Richardson as a TV game show host. He said, ‘More time and effort was spent photoshopping the mayor’s head on to that tacky image than researching the many merits of citizens’ juries, which have been shown both here and abroad.’

Many charges ‘There were many charges laid at this council’s door, including several blatant untruths, which need addressing. ‘Firstly, that we are ignoring equity and not focusing on forward planning. ‘The truth is, the gang of five on the last council fasttracked both the rural land use strategy (RLUS) and coastal zone plans owing to vested interests. We have since taken these back from the relevant state department and, in the case of the RLUS, done the work on it, exhibited it, sent it off to the minister for final approval and are now advancing projects via the strategy, such as in agribusiness. ‘Similarly, the residential strategy HAS been focused on, that’s why it is nearing completion, most likely by spring. The link is here and can show the work done to date: www.byron.nsw.gov. au/residential-strategy. ‘It is in the interests of equity that we seek to address the housing affordability crisis, which is why we held a housing summit and cre-

a park and children’s playground at Massey. ‘It wasn’t under this council’s watch that the limbs of the pine trees were cut to make way for campervans, but it has been under our watch that we discovered they are 400 years old and are now to be protected.

Negative reporting Greens Cr Michael Lyon. Photo David Hancock

ated an affordable-housing action plan, to inform this residential strategy and look at models that will truly address the crisis. ‘The important point here is that we are setting the agenda and being proactive, not letting developers set the agenda, as happened in the previous term of Council. ‘We have also made it clear where we stand on unauthorised holiday letting, and continue to lobby hard for a bed tax, again in the interests of equity and for the benefit of the community as a whole. ‘Another example of forward planning, the Employment Lands Strategy, vital to get right given our shortage of industrial land, has been initiated and will be completed by September this year.

Lobbyists ‘Another charge is that the Greens’ majority (there are actually only four of us out of nine) are lobbyists for the holiday parks trust and not backing the community. ‘Another perspective is that after 20 years of stalemate, and no end in sight, we felt it better to achieve outcomes for the community, which we have. These include increased public areas, particularly along the foreshore, better access to these areas, improved access and parking arrangements for boat ramps at Massey and Ferry and the provision of

‘This did understandably upset some members of the Bruns community; however, it has been the ceaseless, biased negative reporting of it that actually fans the flames of division. ‘There has been no “picking of winners” from the Council as a whole. ‘The Brunswick Eco Village is in the same situation as anyone else who wishes to develop and has simply been invited to propose solutions to the housing affordability crisis, along with anyone else. ‘No special treatment there; they need to follow all the same approval processes as everyone else. ‘Similarly with The Farm, who took it upon themselves to completely ignore their initial approvals and develop way beyond them. ‘It has been a majority of this council that has said enough is enough, placed clear restrictions on their activities onsite and begun compliance to ensure that what has been approved is what is taking place. ‘Another line thrown out there was that the Butler Street bypass will be ultimately ineffective, because the traffic in future will increase so much that it will be similar to current levels, even with the bypass. That doesn’t make the bypass ineffective. It means the problem will be a lot worse in future without it. ‘This is not to say that Council and councillors haven’t made mistakes, of course we have, the consultation processes around paid

parking, communications around the rotunda and the masterplan group to name a few.

Mistakes made ‘As a group we are determined to improve and do better. For newer councillors the learning curve is steep and it continues. ‘There are myriad policy changes at state level to contend with as well, in planning particularly, as well as in environment and coastal management. ‘What I see, however, is a group of councillors committed to equity and outcomes for a community they love and an environment they want to protect. ‘A culture of consultation and collegiality has been developed in Council staff over the last few years and this current group of councillors is committed to this and to enhancing it. ‘We are all in this together as a community and a danger of an article like last week’s is it fans the flames of division and pits us against each other instead of working together to get the best outcomes possible.

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Bullying ‘Another danger of articles like Hans’s, which is tantamount to bullying and driven by fear, is that you end up after the next election with the exact thing you are afraid of: self-serving, vested interests setting the agenda and developing the Shire into the next Gold Coast.’ QThe Echo stands by its reporting. Asking for better governance is not fear mongering and should not lead to worse outcomes. Far too often the media are blamed for being negative or ‘fanning flames’. If Council are so wonderful as Cr Lyon suggests, there would be no need for a citizen’s jury panel – ed.

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Visitor boost to north coast national parks ‘marred by staff cuts’ A staggering 70 per cent increase in visitors to national parks on the NSW north coast is being undermined by ‘savage’ cuts of $121 million inflicted by the NSW government, according to the Labor opposition. New figures show that in the last two years, the area has become the most popular region outside of Sydney, leapfrogging the HunterCentral Coast and the Blue Mountains.

But shadow environment minister Penny Sharpe has warned of the devastating impact of cuts to National Parks staff and funding to this growth. Ms Sharpe said the increased number of visitors ‘is putting significant pressure on the National Parks and Wildlife Service, leaving overworked staff under pressure to keep facilities operating, make repairs, provide visitor services and educa-

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tion, as well as undertaking core park priorities of conservation programs, fire and pest management’. She condemned the state government for a series of cuts and restructures that had the left the service ‘reeling and struggling with more visitors and fewer resources’. ‘With the bungling environment minister Gabrielle Upton at the helm, funding cuts and “efficiency dividends” have smashed the

National Parks budget to the tune of more than $121 million cut over two years,’ Ms Sharpe said. ‘This is on top of a cut of $24 million to the National Parks and Wildlife Service in 2014. ‘At the same time, permanent National Parks staff have been drastically reduced. Since 2011, staff cuts mean that 26 per cent of permanent rangers have been lost and 35 per cent of area managers are gone. The Byron Shire Echo February 14, 2018 7


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Elizabeth’s lifelong musical passion celebrated Mandy Nolan

In just over a week, local choir director Elizabeth Swain turns 80. Local and Sydney musicians are joining together to perform Come Ye Sons of Art, an elegant and restrained piece of music written by Henry Purcell for the birthday of Queen Mary way back in 1694. Quite a fitting tribute for the woman Peter Castaldi has called the Grand Dame of Choirs. Of course she’s horrified at the idea of being called that and when being interviewed modestly protested: ‘I’m not that interesting’. Not entirely true. This soon-to-be octogenerian who grew up in Numurkah near Shepparton developed a love of music that saw her go on to work in music education in Melbourne, London and Sydney. Along with developing the music department at Newington College, she was awarded an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for services to music education.

Impressive career I’d say that’s pretty interesting! But Elizabeth’s still not that impressed with herself! ‘It was a bit embarrassing,’ she admits of receiving the award back in 1993. ‘When I heard I got it, I said

Elizabeth Swain celebrates 80 on Saturday February 24 from 5pm at the Brunswick Picture House. Photo Jeff Dawson

to the people who I thought were behind it – I don’t want it! I don’t want to take it!’ For a woman of her generation, Elizabeth has had a long and impressive career, which also involved conducting the choir at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney for a number of years before she moved to the northern rivers with her husband Roger ten years ago. The move was to live closer to her children, musicians and choir members and conductors themselves, Andrew and Janet Swain – and of course the grandchildren. Back then women didn’t tend to opt for careers. ‘Our options were to get married and have kids,’ said

Elizabeth. ‘I decided I wanted out of my small town and I wanted to go to Melbourne to boarding school. I loved the idea of boarding school because I had read Enid Blyton and she talks lots about boarding schools and midnight feasts! Going there was a revelation for me. I was dreadfully homesick, but I stuck it out and I loved it in the end. ‘There was a woman there who conducted choirs who was a legend. She had been there 50 years before I got there. She produced wonderful girls’ singing and I was totally thrilled and sucked in by that… and that was the beginning of my love of choirs!’ Elizabeth went on to uni-

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NORTEC is selling, or has sold, its business-incubation sites in Ballina, Byron Bay and Goonellabah while winding up their Mullumbimby site, but there is a new business-incubation facility that will be rising from their ashes in Mullumbimby. NORTEC have now been removed from the CLIC board, the organisation that leases the site from Council, replaced by Jules Hunt and Garry Bargh, who are both experienced in the businessincubator sphere. The business-incubation area of the site will now be leased to Sourdough, who have come on board to run the site and provide a range of support, mentorship, reviews and training for businesses. An information session for businesses interested in applying to participate in the business-incubation program will take place on Wednesday,

February 21, at the Mullumbimby Innovation Hub, corner of Burringbar and Gordon Streets in Mullumbimby from 5pm. However, there will be a change in direction and focus – CLIC are looking for businesses that are already in a growth stage rather than businesses that are looking to start from scratch. ‘We are looking for businesses that have already developed a product or service that is scalable and can be marketed interstate and preferably internationally,’ said Mark Holden from Sourdough Business Pathways. ‘We expect that they have, or are preparing, a business plan that outlines their major business strategies for growth and quantifies their expectations. ‘We will be implementing programs to help these businesses meet their targets, including mentoring, coaching, and accessing relevant resources. We will also be

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providing networking events, speakers and workshops to inspire collaboration, innovation and growth.’ As a business-incubation site, businesses will be expected to be moving to commercial premises within two years as it is not just a place to receive cheap rent. The model is looking to continue to move businesses through the facility successfully and continue to bring in new businesses for development. ‘We want growth in businesses and we want job creation,’ said CLIC’s community representative Paul Jameson. Other ideas that are being talked about include the chance to access desk space, known as hot desks, on an ad hoc or regular basis. ‘The culture is an important part of it,’ continued Mark. ‘It is about getting people connecting, developing business strategies and plans, accessing resources and finding opportunities.’

versity where she got a degree in music with a diploma of education attached. She later went on to marry Roger and have her family and credits the support of her husband as being one of the major contributors to her long and inspiring career. ‘I had a husband who was fantastic and supportive and I was constantly amazed by him’ says Elizabeth. ‘He wasn’t jealous of what I was doing and he didn’t

want the notoriety!’ laughs Elizabeth. Bringing voices together has been a lifelong passion for this daughter of dairy farmers. She believes the real challenge is being able to get ‘the message from your head across to the individuals.’ ‘I always felt that it was eye contact with the singers that communicated best. So that means you have to know the music very well so as not to keep your head down. ‘You have to develop that rapport with your singers. I have to listen to the individuals in an ensemble, so that I can blend the voices together. ‘It’s very important that individual singers feel that their voice is contributing, so it’s important people with the same timbre stand next to each other,’ she says. While Elizabeth still conducts an eight-voice ensemble that sings chamber music, she does have a bucket-list goal she’s hoping to achieve. ‘Before I die, I want to conduct Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion,’ she says. ‘It is the most amazing music. It has so much meaning. Every note he wrote matched

the words. The crucifixion section is so incredibly sad. It was created by using the harmonics – the more you move away from the centre, the more difficult it is to make the music, and the more sad and out of tune it sounds. When I attend performances of St Matthew’s Passion I always cry. It’s the closest thing to real emotion,’ says Elizabeth.

Feb 24 gig The upcoming celebration for Elizabeth is not for St Matthew’s Passion – it’s to celebrate Elizabeth’s passion for music and for the many people she has brought together and taught. The night will also be raising money for Liberation Larder. Come celebrate the music of Elizabeth Anne Swain, see her with the baton in full swing, hear some of the singers she has taught over the years, and hear some very beautiful and amazing music. Saturday February 24 from 5pm at the Brunswick Picture House. Tickets are available at brunswickpicturehouse.com or by phoning 6685 0280.

SUPPORTING QUALITY JOURNALISM FOR OUR UNIQUE COMMUNITY A note from the Editor Hans Lovejoy, Editor

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters. The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality. We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival. Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.

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The changing pace of news gathering We are often asked how people can support The Echo. For 30 years, the newspaper has been funded entirely from advertising revenue; most of that money comes from local businesses who have supported the community role played by The Echo, or realised that their potential customers all read it. If you’ve been following co-founder David Lovejoy’s account of our history, you’ll know that The Echo has been fearless in fighting to keep Byron Shire unique. Success has come because new waves of people have welcomed its voice – after all few people in this area are prepared to mindlessly swallow Rupert Murdoch’s version of the truth. New people are welcomed in Byron Shire by The Echo – we’ve been newcomers ourselves – but as the demographics change we still need to stand up for what’s good, and what’s true, and call out what’s wrong. For The Echo, it’s not all about the money. Our unique community does not consist solely of celebrities and Daily Telegraph reporters hoping to beat up a story about ‘ice epidemics’. It’s not only about lifestyle mags, Facebook echo chambers and trashy main-street ‘trading news’. In response to the general lowering of standards, we’ve upped ours. We’ve got new journalist, Paul Bibby, on board and we’d like to keep the improvements going. The information, insights and investigations The Echo offers are not matched by any other local news source, and we are also committed to one other thing that you give us really high marks for with each reader survey: our support of local community groups and initiatives. This all costs money, and the best way to support us is still advertising, but those who don’t have businesses have often asked how they can contribute. An entrepreneur called Alex Clark from New Zealand has recently started an organisation called PressPatron that is passionate about making high-quality journalism sustainable. In conjunction with PressPatron, you can now easily support The Echo’s existence by making your own small contribution each month. We here at The Echo would appreciate it, no matter how small. Believe us, we’ll make it count. Go to echo.net.au/support-us to make an online donation. Simon Haslam, general manager News tips are welcome: editor@echo.net.au

There are obvious distortions to the system, like dividend imputation, family trusts, negative gearing, capital gains discounts and innumerable exemptions ranging from legitimate tools of trade to advertising costs. Most absurdly, political donations can be a tax deduction, and there is favourable treatment for big superannuants. There are smaller lurks and perks involving travel, entertainment and the massive rort of attending professional conferences in the south of France, for example. And there

The Australian market, and particularly the tax regime, is complex, highly regulated and skewed beyond recognition from the elegant simplicity of Economics 101. by Mungo MacCallum are plenty of other ways to make sure that whatever tax breaks a compliant government provides end up not with their workers, but with the directors and shareholders – the capitalists. We have already seen that in the United States, where the vast majority of those who will be the beneficiaries of Donald Trump’s cutting of the company rate, from 35 per cent to 21 per cent, have shamelessly announced that they will use the loot for share buybacks, paying off debts or losses, or simply enhancing corporate profits. Given that the Australian model has already seen large increases in the profit share, they do almost nothing for wage earners. Those who have not been retrenched in the perennial quest for higher dividends and larger executive bonuses would see no sensible reason to assume that they will suddenly be afflicted by a social conscience on this side of the Pacific. Or indeed anywhere else. Parts of Europe are searching for an accord, somewhat in the manner of the one devised by

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Global Financial Crisis, they have now recovered and they are now doing very nicely, thank you. And the claim that Australia will be left behind by the current tax rates (25 per cent for those up to $50 million a year and 30 per cent for those above it) can only be sustained by comparing apples and oranges. With all the fiscal fiddling from successive, mainly coalition, governments, the effective rate in Australia is about 17 per cent – in the bottom half of the OECD scale. In particular, it is lower than the USA’s 21 per cent, which is far more straightforward. Our tycoons are in no danger of being left behind, even in the unlikely event they pay what the Australian Tax Office valiantly, but often vainly, attempts to enforce. And as for the multinationals – forget it. They are, as always, laughing all the way to their havens in the Bahamas. As the former Australian Industry Group chief and Reserve Bank board member Heather Ridout admitted last week on

ABC TV’s Q&A, the issue has become a polarising one, which is why Turnbull, having emerged from his beach at Point Piper, is trying to frame it as an example of Bill Shorten’s anti-business agenda. He has to be negative because when you get through the waffle, rant and bullshit, it is pretty hard to make a positive case. Mere assertions about the law of supply and demand, the declaration that supply-side economics is simply common sense, just won’t cut it. The evidence – as opposed to the theory – is stark: trickledown economics has almost never worked and, when it has, it is because there really has been something like a free – well, freeish – market. Australia has never had one of those any time in the last 200 years and is now so entangled with scams and shenanigans that the market is more akin to a command economy. Which is fine for Turnbull, as long as he issues the commandments. John Hewson, a Liberal leader who was once a real free marketer (he has since reformed), once spoke of an insight he discovered when trying to get to terms with the nation’s economy. It was, he said, a bit like a rubber sheet, best undisturbed. Whenever you gave one bit of it a poke, it meant another lump bobbed up somewhere else. Turnbull is looking at more than a poke: His so called enterprise tax scheme would belt the rubber sheet like a sledgehammer, a wrecking ball, and grateful moguls would no doubt bob up all over the place. But it would not follow (except in Turnbull’s version of Economics 101) that too many workers would be elevated above the unwholesome coverlet. Polarising, yes; perhaps good politics among his own class warriors. But an inexorable economic law? In your dreams, Malcolm.

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Bob Hawke in 1983, in which a deal can be negotiated so that employees have some guarantee that they receive at least a share of whatever largesse becomes available. Turnbull’s fundamentalism would regard that as interference with the market – as if the market had not already been molested beyond recognition. But in any case, what is the real argument for big corporate tax cuts? As has been already pointed out, profits. After the slump after the end of the mining boom and the hit from the

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ur mild-mannered prime minister has become an uncompromising economic fundamentalist. ‘The law of supply and demand,’ he proclaimed, ‘cannot be suspended.’ Well, up to a point, Mr Turnbull; actually it is not a law but something of an ideal, a belief that if the market was absolutely free and safe from interference by pesky governments that its invisible hand would always even things out in an harmonious equilibrium. The idea is that when supply gets tight, demand rises, and vice versa. Thus when there are a lot of jobs available, employers will not have to offer high wages to attract staff. On the other hand, when there is a scarcity of workers, employers have to cough up. Given that Turnbull is constantly boasting about the number of new jobs created on his watch, you might think that the current stagnation in wages is entirely as it should be. But our leader is going more Keynesian – if we offer more money to the employers, especially the bigger ones, it will follow as night does day that there will be more investment, more jobs, higher wages and a chicken in every pot. Well, in a perfect market, untouched by human intervention, that might be a chance. But in the real world – and in particular the real world of Australia – it is very unlikely to work like that. The Australian market, and particularly the tax regime, is complex, highly regulated and skewed beyond recognition from the elegant simplicity of Economics 101. And given that the skewing is overwhelmingly in favour of the wealthy, the idea that reducing their taxes will result in more than the smallest trickle down to the masses is no more than wishful thinking. They have many other ways to dispose of a windfall.

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West Byron The two West Byron proposals intend to fill most of the site above the assessed flood level by 0.5m. Estimates vary that that will require between 300,000 and 500,000 cubic metres of fill. While both DAs make no attempt to assess and source this material (in contravention of LEP 1988, 98B Earthworks 3(f)) for the purpose of some figures I assume that a quarry of suitable, available and legal material can be provided, say, within 30 minutes’ truck driving time from the site. Doing some simple maths, if we take the worst case sce-

nario of 500,000m3, and if we were to assume twenty trucks with dog trailers capable of delivering 8m3 to the site per trip, it would take these twenty trucks 10 hours per day (7am till 6pm), for six days a week, for about 18 months, depending on the weather and other delays. That would be about one truck every 3.5 minutes travelling in each direction, entering and exiting the site. A 300,000m3 estimate means fewer truck movements; there might also be a longer construction period. If developments could be staged over some more years

the rate of movements would be less. But the totals remain and the total load impact of between 600,000 and 1,000,000 tonnes of fill material on the Ewingsdale Road also remains. There has been no assessment on the impact of these truck movements, either on the existing traffic or the pavement on Ewingsdale Road. This road is already showing signs of heaving, loss of shape, distortion, fracture and pavement failure in a number of places and traffic stress in peak periods. The sourcing of fill and

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transport to the site must be a significant factor in the assessment these two developments. The number and frequency of truck movements will have a significant impact on the volume, flow and safety of the Ewingsdale Road traffic over an 18-month period, extending over the two major tourist periods, Christmas and Easter, at least once. There will also be other construction taking place in a staged manner as work proceeds with a number of other trades and suppliers also entering and exiting the site, adding more truck and commercial traffic movements. It is suggested that more than 1,000 residences will ultimately be constructed. Traffic delays occur now – how will it be with another large truck added every 3.5 minutes (or less) and the potholes getting even bigger and more of them? Andrew Winton-Brown Possum Creek

an urgency motion for the last council meeting. So what happened ? We don’t know! It all mysteriously disappeared somewhere between the agenda and the close of play for 2017. Not a word from Simon, who is apparently now spruikng the totally contrary approach of ‘reviewing’ after continued on next page

comprehensive review of Council organisation, governance, procedures and existing problems be conducted by an arms-length expert prior to the selection. This would give councillors some idea of the current situation and GM applicants an idea of what they are taking on. We were encouraged when the mayor adopted this idea and the brief we provided for

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Letters continued from page 11 appointing a new GM. This is a sure recipe for lumbering ourselves with yet another chief executive from ‘GMs R Us’. Other councillors seem to be going along with this – help! Tom Tabart Drysdale Vic

Who wants trees? I am writing this owing to my concern about what’s been happening in Suffolk Park recently. I live on Armstrong Street and the past few

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North Coast news daily: months have seen large numbers of trees and small houses demolished in order to build great white monstrosities that reach from border to border of their land to maximise capacity. It seems the gentiles from Sydney and Melbourne are moving in with their massive Range Rovers. It’s sad to see giant trees cut yet this happened last week when I saw an entire property disappear in a matter of a day or so, including the beautiful large trees. Are there no rules or regulations to protect the character of

Suffolk Park? If things continue this way we will have little nature, and Suffolk will lose its charm as well as the wildlife such as birds, echidnas, snakes, lizards and occasionally a koala (seen next door – no joke!). The house next door has suddenly had the tenants move out and surveyors have been milling around recently measuring things with no explanation. Our landlord has no idea of what’s happening. However, I’m of the mind that the bungalow will be demolished to build giant two-

storey apartments. Sadly an echidna and carpet snake live there and I know they’ll be demolished too. Now the bakery is being renovated and the land next to it is for sale. I’m dreading what will be built next – more shops? Huge apartments? What about the trees on that site? Why isn’t Byron being more discerning and preventing the destruction of the local nature and wildlife? We’ll end up looking like Lennox if we aren’t careful! K Aitchison Suffolk Park

A musical tribute One of the many ways Gavan Higginson was an outstanding man was in his role as a musician. He was a great drummer, especially on hand drums. When he moved here from South Africa he brought with him a deep understanding of African groove and traditional rhythms, which he shared generously. I first met him at the inaugural Main Arm folk club, which he organised back in the 70s. I am a drum-kit player and when Gavan sat in and started playing his African style and I played my western groove, magic happened. Since those early days, I have been fortunate enough to have shared many musical experiences with Gavan and whenever he was next to me on congas I knew that whatever happened, everything was going to be okay. When he ran the legendary Lane Restaurant in Mullumbimby, with Gav’s blessing it quickly became the centre of creative music in the area. Quite a few groups were formed after initially jamming there. We have lost a true legend and I personally have lost my rhythm soulmate whom I was honoured and blessed to know for more than 30 years and who can never be replaced. RIP my beautiful brother. Donny McCormack Main Arm

Courage to share Thank you to Mandy Nolan for sharing her story. It is courageous and unbelievably brave to share such an intimate story. Many women have had their trust betrayed and been

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by Ian Rogers Two Australian women recorded career best results in the Gibraltar chess festival last month. Taking advantage of a rare chance to play abroad, Canberra’s Alana Chibnall and Gladstone’s Heather Richards decided to compete in both morning and afternoon tournaments in Gibraltar, but the heavy schedule – with minimal recovery time between games – proved productive for both. Chibnall will move to number eight on the Australian list after her Gibraltar performances are world rated, but it was Heather Richards who shone brightest. While Richards’s rivals for the 2018 Olympic team were losing ground, she scored a high placing in both morning tournaments. Then, aided by a defeat of former FIDE Women’s World KO Champion Alexandria Kosteniuk, Richards missed her first Women’s Grandmaster ‘norm’ only by losing to ex-pat Australian John-Paul Wallace in the final round of the Gibraltar Masters.

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subjected to dreadful experiences, simply because they are female. It is empowering to hear that other women have transcended such horrifying experiences. As a survivor of both childhood and marital abuse, it is easy to feel alone and isolated. Thankfully, my experiences with police and community-support agencies have all been very positive. It is saddening to read that others have not been treated with the respect, empathy and dignity, or the justice they deserve. Mandy Nolan’s story was so powerful and I am grateful that she wrote with such honesty. Women need to speak out and stand together against violence. These experiences affect us all – no matter our race, colour, age or educational level. Abuse also affects boys and men. However, statistics indicate it’s more commonly females who are victims of abuse and violence. This violence creates dark ripples of fear that affect every aspect of our society. Unfortunately, many people undermine women’s experiences of trauma by their judgmental, archaic and illconsidered attitudes towards abuse. To fellow victims of abuse I would say speak out and share your truth, no matter how uncomfortable and disquieting it may be for the perpetrators, or those who cover up their behaviour. Abuse against women thrives in the darkness and shadows of silence; shining the light of public scrutiny on this issue removes its power. Women can either be empowered survivors of abuse, continued on page 14 Chibnall’s most remarkable victory came in the second round of the Challengers A tournament. In the diagrammed position below, Chibnall, White, playing against Graham Bolt, had been hanging on for a draw but had found a way to counter-attack. The game ended 95...Rc8 96.Nd5 and Black resigned, since any move of the rook allows 97.Nb6 and a king move permits either a knight fork or 97.Kc4. The position is a mutual zugzwang – any move by either player worsens their position. As such, had Black played 95...Rh8! 96.Nd5 Rc8!, it is now White’s move and the game would have ended as a draw. a

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Letters through sharing our stories with others, or choose to continue our lives as silent victims. Fear and silence keep women small and defenceless. Fear and silence also keep women compliant and controllable. It is truly inspiring to know that so many competent, capable and strong women have transcended the crucible of abuse and violence to become such resilient, inspiring advocates for the basic right of all women (and girls) to live without fear. Leanne Stewart-Haugh Ocean Shores

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Steps a disgrace There have been reports relating to the danger of the Brunswick footbridge and the South Beach Road bridge. I’m surprised that there has been no mention of the dangerous and disgraceful steps that lead into Simpsons Creek at the sound shell area that is so popular with adults and children. I have camped at the Terrace Reserve Park for more than 50 years. It is a risk getting down the steps with the bottom one broken away, with sharp broken concrete that can tear your foot open.

Over the holidays a lot of people had injuries and some had to go to the chemist or hospital for further treatment. I have been to many beaches up and down the coast and never have I seen any entry into the water so disgusting. I am ashamed that it is my beach. The steps are collapsing and a total danger. The council should make sure the barbecues are working as a lot of people turned away and left the area as they could not use them. Lyn Diehm Mullumbimby

No more questions Simon Richardson has always hated public questions that might embarrass the GM and his staff, which is why for a while he contrived to get rid of public questions. In the past we only struck this in uneducated conservatives who often have an automatic respect for professionals wearing a white collar. ‘Such a polite, smooth-talking fellah would never, ever...’ At the last Council meeting Simon indicated that he intends to further restrict public questions; questions

that were lengthened by the addition of the word ‘and’ would in future not be allowed, he said. Clearly this is aimed at my questions, which usually seek to explore various aspects of an issue by posing a list of related sub-questions. Simon obviously sees this as a form of ‘cheating’, but he has nothing to say about whether staff ‘cheat’ by fudging their answers or by refusing to publish those non-answers in the agenda as required under the Code of Meeting Practice. The Code of Practice specifies ‘one’ question per person, per meeting; it has nothing to say about how ‘one’ is to be defined, or whether the mayor has the power to cut the question at the first opportunity. I look forward to seeing just how silly Simon is prepared to be. On the otherhand, I might just organise 20 people to ask one simple question each. Fast Buck$ Coorabell

Council charges In yet another gratuitous attempt to improve their ‘public trust deficit’, Byron Shire Council is intending to, next financial year, charge rural residents for waste collection whether they want it or not. For those residents who live in rural areas and do not partake in the waste-collection service for whatever reason, most likely because they can least afford it, they will be forced to pay the full cost, $347, for this service even if they choose to not use it. Previously if you did not want this service Council levied a charge of $25 because it was ‘available’; well the cost of receiving nothing just went up 1,400 per cent. Please contact councillors and thank them for their generosity; they really want your garbage and want you to pay for it. Silence is consent. Anton Vanderbyl Palmwoods

Pain relief The banning of over-thecounter pain tablets that contain small amounts of codeine is going to hurt Australians and benefit the medical industry. If you ever get a bad back or sprained ankle and need quick and safe pain relief you will now have to wait and then pay a lot of money to see a doctor, rather than getting quick and safe pain relief from a tablet containing codeine, such as Panadeine Extra. This codeine ban was not designed to stop drug ad14 February 14, 2018 The Byron Shire Echo

netdaily.net.au dicts getting codeine, as doctors now give patients Oxycodone and Fentanyl, which are 50 times stronger than heroin, and large numbers of Australians die each year from these prescribed ‘super heroin’ drugs. The alternatives to codeine have bad and dangerous side effects: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the UK and codeine alternatives called NSAIDs are the second-biggest cause of ulcers in the USA. Don’t think this codeine ban is to protect public health; it is only to boost the income of the medical industry. Peter Olson Goonengerry

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Your article, Death by tourism: how can Byron survive by Michael Murray (January 31), poses some worrying signs for Byron Bay. Murray wrote ‘… we are relatively powerless to stop or resist the onslaught of modern tourism. Local government is not sufficiently armed with enough buttons and levers.’ When a country is threatened by another it creates the necessary means to defend itself in a timely fashion. How hard would it be to create (dare I say innovate) some defensive buttons and levers to counteract the negative aspects of excessive tourism? The ‘lie down and die’ attitude beggars belief in relation to our existence. It suggests we have to bend to whomever deems it their right to occupy our space. Tourist requirements are different from locals’. When they ‘trash’ the place and stop coming they won’t be investing anything in rejuvenating it back to its original condition. Byron Bye Bye! Neil Matterson Byron Bay Q What sort of a nut job wants to attract an endless stream of tourists to the Shire, let them drive everywhere, utilise all facilities, parks, sewerage, garbage collection etc then if they happen to park in Byron Bay expect that revenue raised should only stay in Byron Bay? Rod Murray Ocean Shores

Community trust Outgoing GM Ken Gainger is reported (Januray 31) to have described ‘a palpable lack of trust by the community in Council and its decision making’. Substantive evidence in the agenda papers continued on page 16

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Lismore. Tuesday, 4.45pm A big bloke has jumped down from the cab of his ute onto the gravelly shoulder of the road. He slams the door shut, and leans back, hands on hips, stretching his back. He walks slowly around the ute tray on which is bolted one of those aluminium checkerplate toolboxes. There’s also a ladder, a broom and a couple of huge plastic buckets lashed to the tray. I see the bloke as I negotiate the roundabout at the northern end of Ballina Street Bridge. (Well, he is wearing a high-vis shirt.) I’m heading his way; he’s in the little street I use to take me out of madding metropolis and to my shack under the cliffs at the end of the world, where only wallabies and scrub turkeys note my comings and goings. I too am finished a day’s work – but my work is not manual. Unless you count the stairs I have to climb a few times a day (which leave me with sore legs), and the marker I have to push across a whiteboard creating kilometres of wriggly lines (which leaves me with a sore arm),

and the bending down I have to do to hear students labour with the intricacies of a second language (which leaves my lower lumbar aching). Yep, it’s tough being a worker. (And I have to do three days this week. Three days! In a row! Jeez.) The bloke tugs at the padlock on the toolbox, checking it’s secure – it is – and continues walking, in that bigfella way, towards a wooden gate with a bell, hung on a weathered wooden fence, behind which is a weathered old house. He swings his arms a bit, loosening them after a day working. He tucks his orange-andblack high-vis shirt into his pants, revealing for a moment a silver belt buckle, which

then quickly disappears under a generous belly fold. He runs his fingers through his hair. Steering my Superoo towards him, I hear a screen door slam and see a splash of blue streak down the stairs from the old house. With a clang, the gate explodes open, and shoots out a girl. ‘Daddy!’ she cries, rushing to the big bloke, slapping into him at speed, and burying her head into that high-vis belly. He smiles big, his eyes squeezed to shut, and wraps big arms around the girl. I motor slowly by. Another, quieter, slam from the screen door, and a woman, barefoot and hair tied in a loose bun, ambles down the steps, smiling at the

footpath scene. In the rearview, I see her glide through the gate to him. Her lips brush against his cheek to find his ear, where her lips move, saying something, as he stares down at his daughter’s head. He looks up, grins at the woman and touches her chin. The trio walks to the gate, he with one arm over the woman’s shoulder, the other around his daughter, who is still nestled against his belly. The Superoo slows to stop. My foot has slipped off the accelerator. In an internetted world where we’re bombarded daily by scenes of injustice, cruelty and pain; where importance is aligned with money, power and likes; where we’re showered with the vacuous memes and pseudo-spiritualism of self-obsession, this vignette of the ordinary, this common honesty, this love, has crossed my path like a comet, making the mundane magnificent, the common exceptional. And touching something in me. I shut my eyes. I... A horn behind me. Not angry, just two taps. I wave an apology, hit the throttle, and zoom to my own homecoming.

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es of data on non-compliant events at OSSTP from 22 September 1999 to 4 January 2017 would otherwise be boring but the findings are explosive. They definitely question the argument to close OSSTP. Of the 129 breaches in its EPA licence, 58 related to the actual STP of which 46 were specifically related to process failures, ie monitoring of what was happening at the plant. These included operator failure, failures in chemical dosing and failures to monitor aeration. The balance related to failures in maintenance. None of these related to failures in the plant itself! Evidence also shows that the collection system, ie the pipes and pumps leading to the STP, accounted for 44 events. This means there are serious problems with infiltration into the system, not acknowledged by management until July 2013. This is not related to the STP. Problems with the alleged ‘wetlands’, which were never designed as ‘wetlands’, occurred 22 times. This is not related to the actual STP. So where is the hard evidence to justify its closure? Rather than close OSSTP wouldn’t a less costly solution be (a) staff the plant on a daily basis to address process moni-

toring and maintenance (b) fix the collection system (c) cut off the contaminating ‘wetland’, (d) reuse treated effluent and (e) confirm Council’s 1990s records that the plant was augmented to 1.6ML/day. Patricia Warren Brunswick Heads

Climate change Think back to the start of Australia’s climate change and energy policy fiasco; 2007 Kevin Rudd’s government is elected in a landslide, with overwhelming public support to tackle the onset of climate change by introducing a scientifically and economically supported Emissions Trading Scheme. The legislation passed the lower house with the support of the then morally enhanced Malcolm Turnbull, who crossed the floor to vote for it, but the good news stops there. In the Senate it all went pear-shaped; enter Bob Brown and the Greens, who held the balance of power and refused to support it (disaster No. 1). The Rudd government tried valiantly to negotiate an acceptable outcome but it became impossible. Kevin Rudd then made the biggest mistake of his life and dropped the legislation (disaster No. 2). His popularity nosedived over-

night and never recovered. Julia Gillard with the help of two highly regarded independents, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakshot, eventually negotiated a carbon tax through the Senate, but it cost Julia dearly. Enter 2013: the election of Tony Abbott (disaster No. 3), financially backed by the fossil-fuel industry. This extreme right-wing government then took a wrecking ball to all legislation on climate change (disaster No. 4). Is there any wonder the decomposing Turnbull government now has zero credibility on climate change and energy policy. Shortly they will ask us voters for another term in office (if they win: disaster No. 5 and counting.) Keith Duncan, Pimlico

Jam night gone I went along to introduce a friend to the Friday night jam session at my local community hall. When we arrived we were pulled aside by a rather rude individual who, without introducing herself, stated that this is a private affair and is invitation only. She then said it is $10 and they would see if we fit in and also where do we live etc. All this without telling us

her name. What have they got to hide? You would think they would welcome any new blood. They have nothing to lose either. What are they left with? Just a bunch of local hippies playing old well-worn songs. That’s not the spirit of Aquarius, rather the heart of darkness and distrust. The encounter left us bereft of any feeling of a community. What happened to the local hall jam night? Nothing new will come from this safe approach! It is not in the interest of the community and I believe they will set back any possible progress musically. It isn’t meant to be a struggle to play in your local hall – is this just another example of profit before creativity? No more free love! Alex Mcdougal Mullumbimby

Zero tolerance This afternoon I met a lovely couple from New Zealand, probably in their late 50s, and a nice man from Queensland, maybe in his early 40s. Normally, these people would pass me unnoticed as I walk along the legal ‘clothing optional’ beach at Tyagarah feasting on the visual and audible delights of the Pacific continued on page 18

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Conspiracism: ‘A Plot to Shoot the Moon’ Story & image David Lisle

Shortly after I posted this photo on Rastaming* my field agents shot a short, sharp, encrypted missive back across the Pacific. Annie and Potts – operating under deep cover as a couple of artists from Mullum doing some teaching in Bellingen – passed along some vital intel: ‘We had same chemtrail go over here this morning. Only diff: we are in 36–41 degrees’. The report concluded with some sage advice: ‘Just remember: breathe shallow Dave. And stay warm hey!’ My post was annotated as follows: ‘Plot to shoot the moon foiled, just. Eyewitness account: davixpix exclusive.’ It was a series of five photographs, taken on Vancouver Island, showing an arrow arcing across the sky towards the moon, and narrowly missing its target. It is said that in life there are four things that don’t come back: time wasted, words spoken, lost opportunity, and the arrow fired. This was a close shave: the fate of humanity hung in the balance. Had I been in less of a hur-

ry to break this amazing story I might have added some more details, such as: ‘Political insiders close to Crooked Hillary Clinton attempted to blow up the moon today.’ ‘WikiLeaks will soon publish the scheme’s blueprint but the basic details are as follows: A nuclear warhead disguised as a passenger jet was launched from a secret NASA base near Seattle with the purpose of pulverising the moon. The goal was to create a giant dust cloud that would unfurl around the earth and have a cooling effect similar to the eruption of a huge volcano. ‘This was a major unilateral geoengineering exercise; a scheme cooked up by warmists who believe in climate change and are alarmed that President Trump doesn’t. These warmists have vested interests of course – among their group are vintners whose grapes will flourish in a cooler climate, and some are aspiring polar expeditionists. The timing of this geoengineering attempt is crucial. North America is just now emerging from a snap freeze – the coldest period in living memory – which is proof that

global warming is a hoax. But NASA and crooked science are still really worried. Climate alarmism remains rife.’ Of course I’m being utterly facetious: In 2015 I wrote a thesis exploring the role that business power plays in Australia’s climate politics. One of its main findings was that climate denialism (as opposed to scepticism, which is a valid scientific approach) has become deeply embedded in our political culture, and is now a key impediment to climate action. Denialism might be the brainchild of Big Oil and Coal, but like a genie freed from its bottle, it’s now a cultural identifier beyond anyone’s immediate control.

What started as astroturf has now put down its own roots and sprouted verdant shoots. Riding the train to Sydney to attend seminars in 2015 provided the opportunity to converse with a diverse group of people normally outside my orbit. It was striking how often people, upon eyeing my pile of climate politics literature, would ask ‘do you believe in it?’ Denialism and conspiracism are not the same thing but are closely linked. They’re not confined to the political right either. In recent years I’ve spent hours on the pavement outside Mullum IGA hearing (and arguing) about the hoax of global warming, the evils of chemtrails, how

September 11 was a false flag operation by the US government, and other treasonous plots, from folks of all political stripes. When I told an old acquaintance from the cycling community – a beautiful rainbow tribe elder – that I was writing about geoengineering and climate change he told me that although climate change was not happening, geoengineering certainly was. The government (always referred to as ‘they’) were apparently discharging chemicals from aircraft in the belief that global warming is occurring and that albedo enhancement might ameliorate it. There is some minor truth

to this trope. Vapour trails from jets do have a mild cooling effect by increasing the atmosphere’s reflectivity. But this is no treasonous plot. It’s happenstance. I used to argue the facts but now realise that’s a futile approach. Conspiracism and denialism do not derive from a lack of information – they’re animated primarily by a distrust of institutions and power. A sense of political dispossession is at their root. Insiders, elites and slaves to institutions like myself (my university degrees apparently make me so) are figures of derision and suspicion. Screaming ‘bullshit’ only reinforces the narratives we’re trying to counter. The human animal has been so successful, in evolutionary terms, in part because it’s a generalist: our speciality is the brain, which allows us the flexibility to interact with nature via culture. But the brain is about the same size as it was 100,000 years ago: culture evolves rather more quickly, and no less strangely.

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continued from page 16 Ocean. But today was a different day... As I walked along the beach in the middle of the designated clothing-optional area a four-wheel-drive police car pulled up next to me and stopped. Both of the two officers inside the vechicle stared at me. Feeling a little threatened, I decided to put on the friendly vibe. ‘Hi, how you going?’ I asked the officers. ‘Where have you come from?’ was the response. Now I wasn’t sure what this exactly meant at first. Should I say England? But I’ve lived in Australia most of my life. Do I say Mullumbimby? Guessing he didn’t mean my origins, I responded, ‘Over there’ pointing at where I had just walked from. ‘No, where have you come from?’ he repeated, this time a little agitated. ‘I walked to the end of the clothing-optional sign and now I’m walking back towards the other clothingoptional sign.’ I replied. I didn’t really want to get into a full conversation about my fitness routine – 800m of official clothing-optional beach times four laps equals 3.5km (if you add the walk to my parked car). The officers continued staring. I started feeling slightly uneasy now – I was naked and they weren’t. ‘And where’s that?’ the officer sternly continued. ‘Over there?’ I replied, pointing towards the sign in the distance, in the same breath hoping my answer was the correct one. ‘Where?’ he asked again. He clearly hadn’t been watching where my index finger

had been nervously pointing. Feeling like the ‘conversation’ wasn’t going anywhere and that I still had a lap of my fitness program left, I wanted to let him know that I’m part of group of locals who are working hard to keep this beach clothing optional. I’ve even told off a guy once who was masturbating on the edge of the dune. Mind you I couldn’t have told the officer the full story – as I walked closer to the ‘deviant’ and yelled, ‘Oi you, stop masturbating’, he calmly turned around and replied, ‘I’m only having a piss, mate’. ‘Oh sorry, sorry, mate’ I sheepishly replied to the now not so deviant stranger. Returning back to the officer I added, ‘I’m one of the good guys’. I don’t even know what I meant by saying that, but I knew it couldn’t hurt! The two officers slowly unlocked their stare and focused back towards the almost empty beach. The male officer mumbles, ‘all right’ before tearing off towards a few other naked people enjoying the late afternoon sun. A few metres back into my walk the couple from New Zealand and the man from Queensland asked if everything was ‘okay’ and what did the ‘cops’ want? I simply replied, ‘Oh, they just wanted to know where I came from.’ D James Myocum

NORTEC NORTEC have closed and are selling their small-business-incubation properties. The incubators were set up using government funds and public donations. Specifically, they were set up not with the business owners’ funds

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region. These programs have received another ‘kick in the guts’ owing to NORTEC’s lack of thought and ability to think more cleverly. One has to ask are charities the right type of organisation to help grow employment? How can the federal government justify giving them millions and millions of dollars to help increase employment when, seemingly, they cannot run their own business and need to sell what are essentially community assets to pay for their failure. Is a review of this process needed? Ian Oelrichs OAM Banglaow

Pain in the neck I had inexplicable, crippling neck pain last week and nothing could alleviate the agony, so I promptly rang my local GP in Bangalow for an appointment and was told I could not get in for more than a week. Huh? ‘But I’m in pain right now,’ I replied only to be told, ‘Sorry, try elsewhere.’ Feeling a little miffed after 20 years of loyalty to the surgery, I then rang a series of other local surgeries including two in Mullum, one in Tintenbar and one in Byron Bay – all with similar responses. Their only solution: head to hospital. This was a Tuesday morning at 10am. Not even peak tourist or flu season. I didn’t think we were supposed to ‘clog up’ the emergency department. Luckily the Byron Bay Hospital promptly took me in, administered pain relief and got me through with gentle and attentive care. Christina Larmer Goonengerry

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[NORTEC has no business owners] and especially not using any funds provided by its board members. So who did own the incubators? Was it actually the community? NORTEC has said they do not have the expertise to run them. So why have they been mucking around with them for so long? Could it be the closure was necessary for financial reasons and have they been a loss-making organisation for a while? NORTEC is an organisation that trains people to work successfully in business. It seems as though they have used the proceeds of the sales to shore up their own business failure. NORTEC is a ‘not for profit’ [NFP], essentially a charity, set up to provide services that help local residents find jobs and local businesses find staff. The incubators were there to give new businesses the time and guidance to develop and thereby employ more people. They were a very important additional level of ‘employment service’ and ‘economic development’ in a region such as ours. NORTEC has walked away from this obligation in a way that has impacts much wider than NORTEC itself rather than looking at ways to fix the problem. What makes a bigger sham of this is that NORTEC is not following its own core values. How much inclusion, respect, integrity and accountability were being demonstrated by NORTEC regarding selling off the four incubators? I suggest absolutely none! Many involved with job and business creation wonder if NORTEC has any notion of what they have done to this

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Unpacking the affordable-housing myths research, strategic thinking, community information programs and planning system changes remained in the policy background until recently. A good quality Housing Needs Report was delivered in 2015 and has become a basis for the Residential Strategy.

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One of many definitions states that: ‘Housing is affordable when households in the lowest 40 per cent of the income distribution range pay no more than 30 per cent of their income to rent or buy housing. When households spend over this threshold they are considered to be in housing stress.’ This definition is too narrow and should include proximity to workplaces, appropriate dwelling size, longterm availability and tenure security. Unfortunately, affordable housing is often equated with a most maligned stereotype: public housing. Attention must always be paid to the community’s most disadvantaged. But there are many individuals and families across the age and income spectrum who cannot afford to rent or buy an appropriate home. I believe the focus must now shift from ‘affordable housing’ to a term that better describes the real need of lowto moderate-income households. That term is ‘equitable housing’ – meaning fair and impartial. So, what has been done to encourage and deliver equitable housing in Byron Shire? In three words: not much… yet. But Council is moving in the right direction. A housing-needs analysis in 2008 led to an Affordable Housing Strategy with nineteen, generally sensible, recommendations. Then, despite Council’s good intentions, the key elements of qualitative

How much new housing? In 2016, Byron Shire officially accommodated 31,556 people in 11,204 dwellings. That’s about 2.4 people per dwelling. The Department of Planning believes it will be 2.24 people per dwelling in 20 years. Nearly 83 per cent of dwellings in 2016 were separate houses. Looking ahead, the North Coast Regional Plan forecasts a Shire population of 37,950 people in 19,250 dwellings by 2036 – a bit more than two people per dwelling. The Plan seeks another 3,150 dwellings in the Shire by 2036. Interestingly, the 2008 study forecast a population of 38,240 to 42,490 people by 2031. This could mean a much higher housing demand which, if not met, will mean higher rents and prices… and even less chance of equitable housing in the Shire. Importantly, the Regional Plan expects that 60 per cent of all future dwellings in the region will be single dwellings and 40 per cent will be multi-unit dwellings. Although untested in detail, projections from the 2015 Housing Study based on 2.24 people per dwelling suggests demand by 2036 might, at worst, be closer to 2,900

new traditional dwellings and 1,900 semi-detached homes, attached townhouses and apartments. The 2008 Strategy stated that around 80 per cent of the net new demand would be from one-and-two person households, mostly over 50 years of age and, more than likely, relatively debt free. Most of the balance would be from family households with three or more people. But, blindly responding to these figures would result in a resident population, and a housing stock, skewed toward the aged when a culturally rich and thriving community demands a reasonable balance across all socio-economic groups. Low-and moderate-income ‘key workers’ are equally, if not more, important. They are the ones providing services to a service-based economy. Most are young or in the ‘family establishment’ phase of their lives. They should be part of the Byron community and deserve better than long daily commutes from the more affordable Ballina, Lismore and Tweed LGAs.

Planning for a sustainable future So, should plans for the future be focused on the narrow aspirations of middle-and high-income households? Or should we rediscover the social value, and economic good sense, of creating truly sustainable towns and villages? Underpinning Council’s Vision for Byron Shire, and much discussion about our

future, is the conviction that sustainable development and a sustainable community should drive our thinking. The 2017 Community Strategic Plan points out the challenges, saying: ‘The path towards sustainability often requires changes in our current practices and actions.’ This demands different social attitudes, long-term thinking and different decision-making processes. Understandably, some people restrict their view of sustainability to its environmental dimensions. But the term must have a broader perspective. A sustainable community must offer the levels of social interaction, social networks, emotional support and attachment to place. Achieving a socially equitable distribution of people and resources is essential. And the benefits of individual freedom must be balanced with the common goods of social responsibility, civic engagement, health, education and safety. By creating a finer grained mix of diverse land uses, household types, housing types, age and socio-economic groups within our towns and villages, more equitable housing can be delivered. This may seem idealistic but it can be achieved by leadership, great communications, good design and long-term commitment.

Where to from here? Gaining community acceptance for the statutory changes needed to increase

the Shire’s stock of equitable housing is essential. I don’t believe routine consultation approaches will be enough. Research must be undertaken into the lifestyles, interests, values, expectations and symbols driving the next generation’s housing decisions. We must understand local values and aspirations to ensure locally responsive solutions are developed. Clearly communicated, this will help secure community ownership. Wholehearted endorsement will only come from a properly resourced and managed program. Finally, the greatest challenge to delivering equitable housing is avoiding universal ‘anywhere/everywhere’ ap-

proaches. They don’t work. What works elsewhere won’t necessarily work in Byron Shire. What works in Byron Bay won’t necessarily work in Mullumbimby or Ocean Shores or our rural hinterland. Excellent equitable housing solutions demand rational, place-based actions built from a clear understanding of the current and desired future population, emerging economic trends, stakeholder motivations and the outcomes desired by those stakeholders. Hopefully, 2018 will see these issues addressed by the community and Council. Q David Brown is a local architect and urban planner.

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This International Women’s Day (IWD) marks three years since The S.H.I.F.T. Project launched. To celebrate their achievements, they are hosting a fundraiser luncheon at Beach, Byron Bay.

World-renowned sitar musician Accomplished traditional sitarist Peter Davidian performs at Indian restaurant in Billinudgel. The hypnotic world of Indian classical music and the sounds of the sitar are coming to Billinudgel soon. Peter Davidian has been a performing sitarist for more than 30 years. His unfolding of the musical Raga is a result of traditional study and years of practice and performance across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, India, and Europe. The intricate presentation of this music can be traced back in time for thousands of years and is presented to the listener on an instrument that dates back to the 12th century. Peter’s Armenian heritage and his family’s long history in Bengal and Rajasthan, India, ensures an authenticity in his approach to the music. He has a vast knowledge of the Indian Raga system of music. He is the 17th generation of the Rajastani School of Jaipur and has studied extensively with the late Professor Ghulam Qadir Khan. He has performed literally hundreds of recitals such as the upcoming one at Billi’s Indian Restaurant, and has recorded a number of CDs of traditional sitar as well as his original instrumental compositions. Peter has recently performed a series of concerts for the Brisbane Council and for Queensland government cultural festivals culminating in a concert at Parliament House for the premier and 400 guests. Byron Shire residents are being given a tremendous opportunity to see Peter Davidian at Billinudgel’s Billi’s Indian Restaurant. Billi’s Indian, Wednesday 21 February. Bookings 6680 3352.

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The IWD theme for 2018 is Press for Progress. The S.H.I.F.T. Project supports women who are vulnerable in our community and at risk of homelessness. They believe that when it comes to social progress, service and advocacy go hand-in-hand, and that as a community we have the power to press for progress, requiring us to keep igniting the conversations that urgently need to be had. Joining this conversation is guest speaker Fay Jackson, a strong advocate of systemic and community change pertaining to inclusion, mental health and wellbeing. Fay, who has appeared on the ABC’s One Plus One and Q&A programs is the general manager of inclusion at Flourish Australia, CEO of Vision In Mind, and also deputy commissioner of the NSW Mental Health Commission. All of Fay’s positions within her mental health career are designated as ‘lived experience’ positions. This means that Fay uses her experiences of having mental health issues and recovery to support others. She has achieved this despite of psychiatrists telling her, in effect, ‘You will never work, and you will never be a valuable member of society’. The changes Fay made in her life have given her a recognition that we are far more likely to achieve changes and contribute to our family and community if we have support, friendship and mentoring. We are also more likely to achieve changes if we have opportunities to support and mentor others. Reciprocity, mutuality and affirming relationships can positively change lives, communities and the world. 

What, no Tripadvisor reviews? If you are the kind of person who is chilling out with the family in Byron Shire, marvelling at the nature, getting down to the beach with the kids, mixing it with the locals and generally soaking up the Byron region vibe, then you might be surprised to know that the sort of people who submit Tripadvisor reviews have rated Peppers Broadbeach number 24 of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in the World. Yes, World. Peppers is located on the corner of Surf Parade and Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach. Tripadvisor reviewers like its location near BWS, Woolworths, restaurants, the Oasis shopping centre, Pacific Fair, and the ocean, although opinions are divided on the worth of the ocean view rooms, with one Japanese gentleman feeling that the view from his ‘ocean view room was very bad because of the other two hotels in front of the residence’. That’s the Gold Coast for you. But it’s also Tripadvisor, where one can only speculate on the circumstances that led a woman from Melbourne, who had stayed at Peppers ‘more than 89 times’, stating ‘Service shocking. Never will have us back nor will I EVER recommend.’ When you fall out on Tripadvisor it’s very public, but even when it’s good is it real?

These values are shared by The S.H.I.F.T. Project, a local transitional program that functions on a residential and educational basis with a focus on: skill-based learning, practising wellbeing, preparing for education or employment pathways and giving back to the community. S.H.I.F.T. offers a framework, a structure to live by until the individual has the strength to start building their own. Through living, working and learning together, women are able to experience their emotional selves in good company rather than in habitual isolation. The S.H.I.F.T. Project is funded by donations from our generous community and this event is S.H.I.F.T.’s annual fundraiser. Moneys are raised via amazing auction items and raffle all donated by community business, partnerships and individuals. This year Mandy Nolan, our tireless local advocate for women’s rights, will again act as MC and auctioneer. Tunes will be provided by Irishborn Australian-dwelling singer/songwriter Aine Tyrell. S.H.I.F.T. invite you, your friends and friends of friends, to join them for lunch in Byron Bay. Tables can be booked by calling Beach. More info: S.H.I.F.T. fundraising lunch at Beach 8 March 12–3pm. Ph 6685 8445.

Macadamia Nut Pesto Ingredients 2 bunches basil 1 handful roasted macadamia nuts 1–2 small cloves garlic olive oil 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated

Method Crush garlic and macadamia nuts together with a mortar and pestle, keeping them fairly rough for texture. Add basil leaves and pound a little more, then gently add olive oil and parmesan. Taste and adjust if necessary. Use as a dip, tossed through pasta or as a garnish. And enjoy! Recipe by Gavin Hughes, Byron Farmers Market ambassador and head chef at the Byron at Byron. Ingredients available from the following stallholders at Byron Farmers Market, every Thursday till 11am in Butler St Reserve. Basil: The Gourmet Salad Hut, Wiccawood Farm, Tyalgum Ridge Fresh-roasted macadamia nuts: Rainforest Foods Olive oil: Grumpy Grandma’s Garlic: Bob & Liz Gray, Boomerang Creek Farm, Kennedys Lane Farm

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Stone & Wood’s exclusive Surf Festival beer

Max Tischler, Makoa Tischler, Sarah Blomkamp, Ciel Letts & Robbie Warden – pictured left to right. It is currently bubbling away in the tank, it tastes like beer, there’s not much of it and it’s going to be available soon: it’s Stone & Wood’s exclusive Pilot Batch beer for the upcoming Byron Bay Surf Festival, 22–25 February. Following the success of last year’s festival, the local independent brewery is proud to be supporting local surf culture and the event for the second time in 2018. For the brewery, the festival brings together like-minded people who share a love and respect for the ocean, the local area and the community, something that resonates strongly for the Stone & Wood team and the company’s values. Stone & Wood’s Byron Bay Surf Festival beer was made for enjoying on a hot summer’s day after catching waves, hanging on the beach or at The Beachy. The exclusive festival beer was named by Byron Bay Surf Festival directors… Palm Valley Ale pays homage to the natural beauty of The Pass and surrounding region.

The Palm Valley Ale is a wheat beer brewed with summer ingredients, including cucumber, mint and watermelon. It is crisp and dry with a lip-puckering finish. Each night a keg of the Palm Valley Ale will be tapped at the Stone & Wood Pop-Up Bar in The Beachy’s beergarden for 5pm Happy Hour. There are limited kegs of the exclusive festival beer and it may never be brewed again, so if you’re keen to try this brew, be sure to drop by the Beachy for epic live tunes and a few cold Palm Valley Ales Stone & Wood will also be supporting a number of the Byron Bay Surf Festival events including: the beach cleanup, the Surf Art Markets, various exhibitions, and premiering their latest short film at the Sunset Cinema. For more information on where to find Stone & Wood over the festival check out the Byron Bay Surf Festival program or head to the Stone & Wood blog – www.stoneandwood.com. au/blog.

The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa has undergone a six-week renovation transforming the resort restaurant, bar and central facilities into a key destination for 2018. Highlight features of the restaurant and central facilities include a new statement copper island bar gracing the restaurant while servicing the verandah and conference guests, a monumental sandstone reception desk that will greet guests upon entry, and a stunningly appointed flagstone breezeway, perfect to while the afternoon away.

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BALLINA

Ballina RSL Club

Valentine’s Day Dinner

1 Grant St, Ballina 6681 9500 www.ballinarsl.com.au Open 7 Days Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks

Wednesday 14 February Spinnakers 3 Course Menu $55 Sittings available from 6pm Complimentary beverage on arrival Bookings Essential

Wharf Bar & Restaurant

WATERFRONT DINING Come watch the boats go by and the dolphins play whilst you take in one of our SENSATIONAL SUNSETS

Open 7.30am Daily. Open till late Thurs–Sun Coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner, functions & weddings. Fully Licensed. 12-24 Fawcett St, Ballina 6686 5259 / 6685 6011

WharfBarBallina@gmail.com.au www.WharfBarBallina.com.au

Legend Pizza Open 7 days 9am till after midnight Shop 1 Woolworths Plaza 90-96 Jonson Street 6685 5700 www.legendpizza.com.au

HAPPY HOUR – $10 COCKTAILS Every Friday & Saturday – 5pm till 6pm

Butcher Baker Coffee / Breakfast / Lunch 7 days from 7am Dinner Friday & Saturday Nights 13 Byron Street, Bangalow 6687 2088

Offering a relaxed atmosphere in one of Bangalow’s beautiful heritage buildings, Butcher Baker has a fresh local menu, in-house bakery with freshly baked sourdoughs, sweet treats and fantastic local coffee. Fully licensed with Australian local craft beer on tap and a carefully curated wine list. www.butcherbaker.com.au @butcherbakerbangalow

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Check us out on

facebook.com/byron.legendpizza Scan code for our menu! BYO Home delivery 7 days Established 1992

Trattoria Basiloco Open Wed to Mon from 5.30pm Closed on Tuesdays See menu, book a table, or order takeaway at www.basilo.co 30 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6680 8818

The Rocks @ Aquarius

BANGALOW

FRESH PIZZA BYRON STYLE

Breakfast/Lunch 7 days from 7am 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay Reservations 6685 7663 therocksbyronbay.com.au

Wood-fired pizzas & real Italian cuisine with a Sardinian twist Famous for seafood, meats and pasta dishes. We do special events functions.

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 12–2pm, when you can grab a selection of burgers, salads, fresh rolls. 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!

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BYRON BAY

The Hideout Cafe Breakfast and Lunch 7 days a week from 7.30am

Elixiba Open 11am–Late 7 days

With a fresh, funky, relaxed vibe, generous serves, cruisey staff and 10am licence, come and find us for ‘Byron’s BEST breakfast’ all day… Takeaway available Vegetarian,Vegan and gluten free options available Kids menu

Shop 6/13 Lawson Street 6680 9300 FB thehideoutbyronbay insta @thehideoutbyronbay

Success Thai

Shop 10, Feros Arcade 23 Jonson St 6685 6845

Fishheads

SPECIAL $12 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.

Mon-Fri 12-3pm Dinner 7 days from 5pm. 3/109 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7798 www.facebook.com/ pages/Success-ThaiFood/237359826303469

Slo-mo Joes

DAILY HAPPY HOUR FROM 3 TILL 5 PM

Open every day From 11am till late Corner of Fletcher St and Bay Lane, Byron Bay

Slow down & chill out! Immerse yourself in Slo-mo Joes relaxing vibes while you enjoy live music & delicious flavours inspired from around the world. There’s something for everyone; from slow-cooked meats to mouth-watering burgers and nutritious salads. Guaranteed to leave you wanting more!

6685 7502 IG - @slomojoes

Main Street Open 7 days 11.30am until late Call to make a reservation or for takeaway orders 18 Jonson Street 6680 8832

Luscious Foods Mon-Fri 7.30am–3pm Open Friday nights 6–9pm Live music and BYO 1/6 Tasman Way, Byron Arts & Industry Estate BYO & RSVP 6680 8228

Treehouse on Belongil Full Cocktail & Wine Bar. Extensive Menu Includes Tapas, Mains, Desserts and Famous Woodfired Pizzas. 25 Childe St, Byron Bay 6680 9452

7:30am till late Coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, functions and weddings. Fully licensed. 1 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7632

Cocktails, wine and beers served all damn day. Group bookings available, please email mainstreetburgerbar@gmail.com for reservations. Contemporary and Middle Eastern flavours • Breakfast and lunch • Wood-fired pizzas • Fresh juices • Great coffee www.lusciousfoods.com.au

Fins Salt Village, Kingscliff 6674 4833 dining@fins.com.au Dinner daily 5-10pm. Lunch Fri-Sun 12-3pm. GOOD FOOD GUIDE CHEFS HAT EVERY YEAR SINCE 1998

Williams St 50 Pacific Parade, cnr of William St, Lennox Head 0476 892 194 insta @williamst.lennox

Open 7 days 11am till 8pm Fri & Sat 11am till 8.30pm Shop 5, 8 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay 02 6685 8156 Take away available

Treat the loved ones to something special these Summer Holidays 6685 6011 functions@fishheadsbyron.com.au www.fishheadsbyron.com.au

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

Relaxed dining by the beach. Food that celebrates local produce served with a healthy dose of good tunes and good vibes. All welcome. Our opening hours are 6.30am–2.30pm, 7 days for Breakfast + Lunch Thursday, Friday, Saturday for dinner. Sunday Tapas & Happy Hour Specials till sundown

MULLUMBIMBY

The Empire

New summer menu out now!

Mon–Sat from 8am, Sun from 9am Nights Thurs, Fri, Sat Dine in and takeaway FB/Insta: EmpireMullum 20 Burringbar St, Mullum 6684 2306

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

Mullumbimby’s iconic Empire Cafe serves up an exciting menu with something for everyone. From delicious and healthy superfoods like acai bowls and buddha bowls, to decadent treats like burgers and buffalo wings, and heaps heaps more. Come in and satisfy your cravings. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with a selection of shareable plates, delicious meals, cocktails and great vibes.

NEWRYBAR A short ride from Byron Bay, Harvest Restaurant, Bakery and Deli offers country charm and fresh, seasonal, organic food sourced from local artisan producers and Harvest’s own gardens. 18-22 Old Pacific Highway Lunch 7 days from 12pm Newrybar NSW 2479 Dinner 5 nights from 6pm Breakfast weekends from 8am 02 6687 2644 Harvest Deli open from 8am with weekday breakfast www.harvestnewrybar.com.au available – Deli takeaway coffee from 7am. @harvestnewrybar Harvest is available for events, weddings and catering.

Harvest

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.

CATERING

CELEBRATIONS Celebrations Catering By Liz Jackson

www.stelmodining.com

Finn Poke Restaurant

BEACH FRONT DINING

LENNOX HEAD

Open 7 days from 6pm The Italian Byron Bay provides a bustling atmospheric Sunday Lunch from midday. restaurant, dishing up contemporary inspired Italian cuisine and some of Byron’s finest Next to the Beach Hotel cocktails and wines. Bay Street 6680 7055 italianatthepacific.com.au

Mon-Sat: 5pm till late. Sun: 5pm till 10pm. Cnr Fletcher St and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay 6680 7426

Elixiba Plant Based Restaurant and Bar A delicious vegan dining experience. Tapas, mains and heavenly desserts all house made and gluten free. Exclusive craft beers, herbal elixirs, exquisite cocktails and a unique atmosphere. Dine in/Takeaway/Catering/Functions

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Gourmet burgers created by chefs

The Italian Byron Bay

St Elmo Dining Room & Bar

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Hidden away in Byron’s iconic ‘Eat street’ Bay Lane, The Hideout Cafe and Bar offers indoor, outdoor and deck dining

Fresh Healthy Delicious

Hawaiian and Japanese flavours Signature Poke Bowls • High-quality diced raw fish, vegetables, sauces & spices • Vegetarian - Vegan options Any Poke Bowls $15.95 | Tuna Poke Bowl $17.95 www.finnpoke.com.au FB Finnpokebyron IG @finnpoke_

BY LIZ JACKSON

Celebration cakes Personal catering services Event co-ordination and management

E: lizzijjackson@gmail.com P: 0414 895 441

Happy Chilli Garden Open 6 days - closed Sundays Byron St (opp Aldi) Byron Bay P 6680 9191 F 6676 4869 M 0403 516 793 happychilligarden@hotmail.com

Targa Modern European Cafe • Restaurant • Bar 11 Marvell Street

Byron Bay 6680 9960 targabyronbay.com targabyronbay@gmail.com

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Hong Kong chef specialising in Chinese and Malay foods Fully licensed Dine In / Takeaway / Home Delivery Available

OPEN - Tuesday to Saturday evenings 7 days breakfast & Lunch FEBRUARY SPECIAL 2 course dinner $42 3 course dinner $52 Midweek Tuesday to Thursday All day menus, licensed bar APERITIVO happy hour AFTERNOONS 4–6pm daily $12 Cocktails, $7 beers, $8 wines, $12 Moet

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Housing finance declining across the board The December 2017 housing finance figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that lending for housing is declining across the board, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). ‘Overall the figures for December 2017 show, in trend terms, that the number of owneroccupied finance commitments decreased by 0.3 per cent – the third consecutive month of decreases,’ REIA president Malcolm Gunning said.   ‘If refinancing is excluded, in trend terms, the number of owneroccupied finance commitments also decreased by 0.3 per cent – again the third consecutive month of decrease. ‘The value of investment housing commitments decreased by 0.5 per cent in December in trend terms following falls in the previous eleven months.

‘In trend terms, the number of established dwellings purchase commitments Malcolm decreased by Gunning 0.3 per cent while new dwelling construction decreased by 0.8 per cent and the purchase of new dwellings decreased by 0.1 per cent. ‘The proportion of first home buyers, as part of the total owner-occupied housing finance commitments, decreased marginally to 17.9 per cent in December compared to 18.0 per cent in the previous month. ‘While the figures show that home lending is slowing down, first home buyers are continuing to have an increased presence in the market,’ concluded Mr Gunning.

Low CPI good news for homebuyers and renters The December 2017 Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure released on 31 January by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) continues to be good news for home buyers and renters, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). ‘The All Groups CPI increased by 0.6 per cent in the December quarter, giving an annual increase of 1.9 per cent. The quarterly increase is the same as in the preceding quarter and the annual increase is marginally higher than to the September quarter of 1.8 per cent,’ REIA president Malcolm Gunning said. ‘The annual change for the analytical series of trimmed mean and for the weighted median was 1.8 per cent and 2.0 per cent, respectively, with the annual change in the trimmed mean being the same for the past four quarters. This is below the RBA’s target zone of 2–3 per cent

and suggests the continuation of historically low interest rates for some time yet. ‘The Housing Group increased by 0.3 per cent for the quarter and 3.4 per cent for the year to December 2017. The major increases in the Housing Group for the year were electricity (up 12.4 per cent), gas and other household fuels (up 7.2 per cent) and rates and charges (up 2.6 per cent). ‘Rents increased by just 0.3 per cent for the December quarter and 0.7 per cent for the year. From 2013, when investment in housing started to pick up, we have seen the rate of increase in rents slow down in Australia. For the last eight quarters the average annual change has been 2.3 per cent. ‘The latest CPI figures show that the increased investment in housing has kept growth in rents lower than they have been historically and is clear

A “CLUNES CRACKERâ€? with a GREAT TENANT who would LOVE TO STAY if bought by an investor! This property has been a dream investment with a dream tenant renting for the past 5 years, although vacant possession is offered - the choice is yours. On a huge block of land 1170m2 facing north at the rear & less than 5 minutes stroll to the Clunes Store & CafĂŠ. This modern 3 bedroom family home has a fantastic deck at the rear overlooking the private rear yard with scope & potential to either extend to the rear &/or add a pool. The downstairs garage has been converted to a home office/games room with a new laundry, shower & toilet, a side carport & off-street parking. POSITION & POTENTIAL are here – call today! 

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testament that the current taxation arrangements benefit renters and that any change would see an increase in rents. ‘In Sydney and Melbourne, where much of the investor activity has been focused, the increase in rents in the past 12 months has been 2.4 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively.’ The low CPI was one of the factors of influence in the RBA’s decision to keep interest rates on hold again and it would seem that they will remain stable for a while yet according to Real Estate NSW president Leanne Pilkington.

Leanne Pilkington is the new president of REINSW and is only the second woman to take on the job in more than 100 years.

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Property “Investor’s Special” Townhouse The Top House

Homestead on 174 Acres

6/1-2 Cape Court

1545 Bangalow Road, Clunes

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Vacant possession offered, although we have great tenants who would love to stay on & sign a new lease - if purchased by an investor. Set in a fantastic location, in a quiet cul-de-sac & at the rear of this popular complex, being only 2 minutes walk to the IGA & shops is this pick of the block town home in this well maintained & popular complex. This modern & light filled 23 year old home has internal access from the single garage which has been converted to a home office & storage, internal laundry with a downstairs toilet & open plan living & kitchen flowing to the North-Easterly fully fenced rear yard with spacious undercover patio for easy, level lifestyle. Upstairs provides 3 double bedrooms – the main with a walk in robe providing access to the full bathroom & a separate toilet adjacent.

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This stylish new home is located in one of Byron’s top streets. Architect designed and built by award winning builder, Michael Harris of MRH Build, this home is positioned on an elevated 420m2 lot, just a short stroll to Byron’s beaches, The Top Shop and town. Upstairs comprises combined living, dining area with custom built kitchen featuring wraparound Caesarstone and European appliances. This area flows seamlessly to over-sized decks with views to the lighthouse and the Nightcap Ranges. With integrated gas BBQ facilities, the rear deck is ideal for entertaining. Downstairs features three queen bedrooms. Bed 1 & 2 share an ensuite with walk-in shower while the master bedroom has an ensuite with luxe bath.

Located so close to the historic village of Clunes, yet feels a million miles away with plenty of space to further develop into a thriving agricultural pursuit with the benefit of main road exposure. The property has a wonderful & substantial weather board Homestead with 4 double bedrooms and 2 sunrooms recently renovated, including upgraded kitchen and new bathroom. With expansive views over the subject land and well beyond over a lush rural landscape, there is a mixture of open acreage leading down to river flats to the Wilsons River, with a particularly long river frontage with a historic stone fence featured on a long boundary. The general topography is gentle allowing for further arable land useage.  One of the many features of this property is that it has several vehicle access points which can be of a great benefit for machinery access and further development. Such large acreage properties are very tightly held in the Byron Hinterland.

Inspect: Saturday 17 February, 12.00pm–12.30pm Contact: Byron Beach Realty Valerie Williams 0447 006 434 | 6680 8110

Open: Inspect by appointment Contact: Duncan Lorimer 0400 844 412 Elders Bangalow

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Wednesday 11.00am – 12.00pm Saturday 11.00am – 12.00pm Contact: Mary O’Connor 0418 462 849 Lorna Bailey 0410 609 789 Bangalow Real Estate & Byron Hinterland Properties

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Property Price reduced – must be sold

Where Bush Meets Beach

46 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby

246 Skinners Shoot Road, Skinners Shoot 36–38 Byron Street, Bangalow $1.7 million Commercial Shops 3 1 7

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First time offered for sale by the original owner. This 1950s double brick family home has been in the same family for over 60 years. Original features include sash windows, polished hardwood timber floors, cornices, 9 foot ceilings and French doors opening out to the front verandah with spectacular views of Mount Chincogan. It comprises 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a second toilet, a large kitchen constructed using Tasmanian oak timber, large linen cupboard and a separate sunroom/office and ceiling fans. The garage is an original sandstock brick garage, double length with a remote control door.

Open: Saturday 17 Feb 10am – 10:30am Contact: George Kyprianou 0414 570 200

This is where the bush meets the beach! The three bedroom timber home is full of rustic charm and has a large timber deck on the northern side where you can relax in peace with wildlife all around. There are high raked timber lined ceilings and a wood heater in the living room. Plus beautiful stained glass throughout. Having one acre gives you plenty of space for extra options you may desire. There is a large 7m x 14m Colorbond shed plus a double garage with 3 phase power and a workshop which is attached to the frame of the old studio. Skinners Shoot is a desirable location! The property is on a sealed road, with town water connected. It is only moments from the CBD and the beach of Byron Bay.

Inspect by appointment Open: Contact: Katrina Beohm 0467 001 122 Katrina Beohm Real Estate

Landmark block of shops

In the heart of Bangalow’s commercial centre, this prominent corner property with mixed retail outlets and prime street exposure offers a unique investment opportunity. Charming building comprises three tenanted shops and a café. Three street frontages offering amazing exposure to traffic. Take advantage of a solid income base from established tenants. Historic township with markets/festivals, attracting trade. Within the geographic heart of Byron’s stunning hinterland. Set against a flourishing and expanding community backdrop. Chance to become a shareholder in Bangalow’s future prosperity. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists, centred in Byron Bay’s hinterland. Open: Contact Agent Contact: Greg Price 0412 871 500 gregprice@mcgrath.com.au www.mcgrath.com.au

Open Saturday 10.30am–11.30am

34 Mia Court, Ocean Shores Grand North Byron Lifestyle Home

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Perfectly positioned within the exclusive enclave of Fern Beach, this large, architecturally designed, north facing home offers a fabulously stylish retreat. 200m stroll to the pristine sands & clear blue waters of South Golden Beach. • Stylish kitchen featuring central island bench with beautiful timber slab top View Saturday 10.30 – 11.30am • 5th bedroom or self-contained guest/teenage retreat Sale Just Listed with kitchenee, living area, bathroom, patio access and private entrance Agent Julie-Ann Manahan LREA • Open plan living & dining areas with polished timber Licensee/Principal floors throughout. 0411 081 118

11 Hardy Avenue, Ocean Shores Private Sanctuary on Huge 1253m2 Block

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If peace, quiet & our coveted coastal lifestyle are important to you, this architecturally designed, impressive, two-storey North Ocean Shores home, positioned in a tranquil, established neighbourhood, within a short level stroll to South Golden Beach, is sure to impress. • Dual occupancy development potential (STCA) • Private, spacious master bedroom upstairs with walkView Saturday 1.30pm – 2.00pm through robe to ensuite Sale Just Listed • Open plan living and dining areas featuring Blackbu timber floors & lofty 2.9 metre ceilings Agent Jason Dimar • Timber kitchen with granite benchtops, electric fan Area Sales Specialist forced oven & 5 burner gas cooktop, dishwasher & 0477 222 452 walk -in corner pantry.

Julie-Ann Manahan LREA 0411 081 118

Jason Dimar - Area Sales Specialist 0477 222 452

julieann.manahan@oceanshores.rh.com.au rh.com.au/oceanshores

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Auction

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Property Enviable Location

Private Oasis

114 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park

1 Tasha Close, Ewingsdale $1,650,000 to $1,750,000 5 3 2

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Enjoy a sensational beachside lifestyle, only footsteps to our pristine beaches. The perfect opportunity to live in now, enjoy an income with scope to remodel-update and add value in the future. Idyllic northerly aspect. First time offered for sale in over 30 years. Original double brick 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom family home. Spacious master with walk in robe and ensuite. Formal and informal living areas, Tasmanian timber floors. Well appointed kitchen with timber benches. Includes self-contained 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom granny flat. Level north facing 711 sqm allotment, natural light and sea breezes. Extra storage with shed at the rear of the property, solar panels. Private, fully fenced with established gardens and bore water. Single lock up garage with an additional carport.

Thursday 4pm – 4.30pm & Saturday 11am – 11.30am Open: Auction: Saturday 24th February at 11am Contact: Sharon McInnes 0408 659 649 sharonmcinnes@mcgrath.com.au | www.mcgrath.com.au

Pearces Creek Fabulous rural and distant range views are just part of the charm of this stunning property. Discover a beautiful, four bedroom, single level, timber homestead circa 1910 - with expansive verandah on 10 gorgeous acres. High ceilings, spacious rooms, superb timber windows and French doors are just some of the features of this home that radiates with character. Excellent horse facilities include 60 x 20m sand dressage arena, round yard, fully fenced grazing paddocks with shade trees,

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This stunning home and generous studio is set within its own private oasis in the tightly held enclave of Ewingsdale. The property, a corner block offers multiple accommodation options, several outdoor entertaining and relaxing areas, large lawns, lush gardens, and is only minutes from the centre of Byron Bay and surrounding beaches. The immaculate main home boasts a large renovated kitchen flowing to an open plan dining and lounge room with two glass atriums connecting to the external covered courtyards. On the ground floor you will also find a large formal lounge (or media room/library) plus a fantastic studio style bedroom that has its own walled courtyard and separate entrance. Separate to the main house is the one bedroom granny flat which opens to its own deck and faces north looking over the gardens and lawn. Private, established, with multiple accommodation options and potential for more. Call today for further information. Open: Saturday 12.00–12.30pm Contact: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660 Luke Elwin 0421 375 635 Byron Bay First National

Mr Property Services

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Palm Lake Resort – Banora

The Palms Village – Tweed Heads South

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The Penthouse at Broadview Waterfront Apartments 2

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• Prime location with attractive returns • Unrivalled panoramic river views, private balcony • Top floor, north facing luxury accommodation • Polished timber floors, en-suite, internal laundry • Property is being sold fully furnished Auction: onsite Saturday March 10th at 11am View: Thursday 15th 5.00 – 5.30pm

Elders Real Estate Brunswick Heads

www.brunswickheads.eldersrealestate.com.au

Fiona Crandell 0400 418 886

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Property • 10 Cooper Street, Byron Bay. Sat 12-12.30pm • 478 Tuntable Creek Road, Tuntable Creek. Sat 1-1.30pm • 871 Main Arm Road, Main Road. Sat 1-1.30pm • 600 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell. Sat 1-1.30pm • 53 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Sat 1-1.30pm • 451 Coopers Shoot Road, Coopers Shoot. Sat 1-1.30pm

Open for Inspection BANGALOW REAL ESTATE & BYRON HINTERLAND PROPERTIES, BANGALOW • 6/1–2 Cape Court, Byron Bay Wednesday & Saturday 11am-12pm • 4 Jarvis Street, Clunes Thursday & Saturday 11am-12pm • 2/43 Julian Rocks Drive, Byron Bay Saturday 10–10.45am • 54 Carney Place, Knockrow Saturday 1-2pm

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ELDERS BANGALOW • 10 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar, 10–10.30am • 56 Rankin Drive, Bangalow, Sat 11–11.30am • Lots 4 & 6 ‘Sunsets of Bangalow’, Fowlers Lane, Sat 12pm–12.30pm

FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 64 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay. Wed 12-12.30pm • 871 Main Arm Road, Main Arm. Thu 12-12.30pm • Lot 2/20 Azalea Street, Mullumbimby. Thu 1-1.30pm • 16 Coral Court, Byron Bay. Thu 1-1.30pm • 49 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay. Thu 2-2.30pm • Lot 6, 155-159 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park. Fri 11-11.30am • 1635-1651 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Mullumbimby. Fri 12-12.30pm • 2/6-8 Daniels Street, Byron Bay. Fri 1-1.30pm • 6/64 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay. Fri 2-2.30pm • 49 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay. Fri 5-5.30pm • 6/64 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay. Sat 9-9.30am • 18 Ridgeland Close, Richmond Hill. Sat 10-10.30am • 2/6-8 Daniels Street, Byron Bay. Sat 10-10.30am • 48 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay. Sat 10-10.30am • 4 Waterford Parade, Skennars Head. Sat 10-10.30am • 15 Tamarind Court, Suffolk Park. Sat 10-10.30am • 16 Coral Court, Byron Bay. Sat 10-10.30am • 120 Lagoon Drive, Myocum. Sat 10-10.30am • 115 Stewarts Road, Clunes. Sat 10-10.30am • 49 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11-11.30am • 60 Massinger Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11-11.30am • 79 Massinger Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11-11.30am • 23 Green Frog Lane, Bangalow. Sat 11-11.30am • 1/43 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11-11.30am • Lot 2/20 Azalea Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 12-12.30pm • 1 Tasha Close, Ewingsdale. Sat 12-12.30pm • 28 Palm Valley Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 12-12.30pm • 87 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 12-12.30pm • 141 Newes Road, Coorabell. Sat 12-12.30pm

• 11/10 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores, Sat 11–11.30am • 7 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores, Sat 11–11.30am • 2 Napelle Court, Ocean Shores, Sat 12–12.30pm • 24 Warrambool Road, Ocean Shores, Sat 12–12.30pm • 27 Yamble Drive, Ocean Shores, Sat 1–1.30pm • 6/3 Newberry Parade, Brunswick Heads, Sat 1–1.30pm

MCGRATH BYRON BAY • 114 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park, Thurs 4–4.30pm • 19 Coachwood Close, Byron Bay, Sat 10–10.30am • 65 Armstrong Street, Suffolk Park, Sat 10–10.30am • 680 Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby, Sat 10–10.30am • 1 Taylors Road, Eureka, Sat 10–10.30am • 114 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park, Sat 11–11.30am • 7/19 Teak Road, Federal, Sat 11.45–12.15pm • 478 Tuntable Creek Rd, The Channon, Sat 1–1.30pm • 133 Foresters Way, Tintenbar, Sat 1.30–2pm

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MCGRATH BYRON BAY • 7 Massinger St, Byron Bay, Sat 11am On Site • 7/19 Teak Road, Federal, Sat 12.15pm On Site

New Listings ELDERS BANGALOW • 15 Grace Road, Bexhill

FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 2/6-8 Daniels Street, Byron Bay. $1,300,000 to $1,400,000 • 2/20-21 Pacific Parade, Lennox Head. $620,000 to $660,000 • 120 Lagoon Drive, Myocum. $1,500,000 to $1,650,000 • 18 Ridgeland Close, Richmond Hill. $700,000 to $770,000 • Obsession Shoes, Bangalow. $95,000 • 1/43 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay. Contact Agent • 3/33-35 Childe Street, Byron Bay. $1,080,000 to $1,090,000

KATRINA BEOHM REAL ESTATE • 27 Cemetery Road, Byron Bay, asking price is $2,250,000 and inspections are by appointment

MCGRATH BYRON BAY • 65 Armstrong Street, Suffolk Park

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• 11 Pottsville Road, Mooball, Sat 9.30am-10.00am • 37 Elizabeth Avenue, South Golden Beach, Sat 10.30am–11.00am • 34 Mia Court, Ocean Shores, Sat 10.30am–11.30am • 29 Rangal Road, Ocean Shores, Sat 12.00pm–1.00pm • 11 Hardy Avenue, Ocean Shores, Sat 1.30pm–2.00pm • 25 Goonengerry Road, Goonengerry, Sat 1.30pm–2.30pm

• 40 Wilsons Creek Rd, Wilsons Creek • 526 Huonbrook Road, Huonbrook • 257 Whian Road, Eureka

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RAINE & HORNE OCEAN SHORES • 29 Natan Court, Ocean Shores

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ELDERS BANGALOW • 10 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar - Sat 10 March

ELDERS BRUNSWICK HEADS • 7/12 Fawcett Street, Brunswick Heads, Saturday 10th March 11am onsite

• 4 Tamarind Crt, Suffolk Park. $700 pw. Sat 10:00am. • 64 Brandon St, Suffolk Park. $850 pw. Sat 10:30am. • 2/18 Mahogany Drv, Byron Bay. $680 pw. Sat 11:00am. • 9 Tasha Close, Ewingsdale. $850 pw. Sat 2:00pm. • 18/18 Sunrise Blvd, Byron Bay. $413 pw. Sat 2:30pm.

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ENTERTAINMENT

FEB 14 – FEB 20, 2018 Editor : Mandy Nolan Editorial/gigs : gigs@echo.net.au Copy deadline: 5pm each Friday Advertising : adcopy@echo.net.au P : 02 6684 1777 W : echo.net.au/entertainment

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GETTING NASTY

FROM ITS ORIGINS IN 2006 AS A ONE-NIGHT LANDCARE MUSIC EVENT, EARTH FREQUENCY FESTIVAL HAS GROWN OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS AND BECOME A HIGHLIGHT OF THE QLD FESTIVAL CALENDAR. THE 2018 MUSIC LINEUP AT IVORY ROCK FEATURES A HUGE RANGE OF INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC TALENT ACROSS A WIDE SPECTRUM OF LIVE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC GENRES. HIGHLIGHT ACTS INCLUDE THE LEGENDARY BASS MUSIC / WORLD MUSIC CROSSOVER ACT BEATS ANTIQUE, BRAZILIAN TECHNO INNOVATOR VICTOR RUIZ, AND BREAKBEAT PIONEER FREQ NASTY, WHO SPOKE WITH THE ECHO AHEAD OF FESTIVITIES THIS WEEKEND. How has Burning Man influenced the music that you play? gigs. It’s the clearest representation of the fact that a gig One of the driving forces behind Burning Man culture is to is a collaboration of DJ and crowd. Moving to a more midi explore new forms of expression and new ways of living that controller-based set has changed some of that as it can be integrate the ancient, the futuristic and the timeless. This was a little more technical in delivery, but then playing with the why the BM community were so keen to embrace breaks in Dub Kirtan All Stars Band of 12 people also shed a completely the 2000s, and then in the later 2000s switch so heavily into different light on the performer/crowd dynamic. half-time bass music, and to the more melodic West Coast bass sound. The tempos I was writing and DJing at slowed What is the foundation for becoming a DJ? down over that time and I moved from breaks to Dubby half time through to melodic psychedelic bass through to the Dub Making tunes yourself is the foundation. Very few new DJs Kirtan All Stars project I produced with David Starfire in the come through who don’t make their own tunes. Those early two thousand and teens, that was both melodic, down sensibilities are what fuel the DJ experience. tempo, and all vocal driven. As a more spiritually oriented project utilising the chants of the yogic call and response How does yoga practice and your spirituality feed into the kirtan tradition mixed with bass music, Burning Man was the music that you make? Is it all part of the whole picture? perfect place to launch the project. It used to be very separate but as I learned to see the parallels and similarities in the musical and meditative experience, and As a DJ and producer how has your performance and delved deeper into some of the traditional forms of spiritual interaction with the crowd evolved since you started out? music, it’s clear to me that they can support and enhance each I’ve always maintained a strong link with the crowd as other. It takes a lot of learning and a lot of forgetting too. A I’ve played since I started and love the energy shared at life’s journey.

What should we be expecting for your sets at EFF? I am producing and writing mid-tempo broken-beat music again – aka breaks (but not as you know it!). I’m stoked to come out to EFF – it’s one of my favourite festivals in the world and I have a special place in my heart for Australia, especially the east coast. I’m excited! Music is not the only focus with a massive visionary art lineup including Chris Dyer (USA), Arianne Cardoso (USA), resident artist Adam Scott Miller and more than a dozen Australian artists showing art in the Luminarium Gallery and performing live painting throughout the festival. The festival also features a wide range of roving and stage performances, a full program of inspirational and educational talks, workshops and yoga, a huge crafts market and food area, a family space with activities for the young ones, and amazing decor and stage design throughout. For more info about the festival that runs this Friday–Monday at Ivory Rock in Qld, go to www.earthfrequency.com.au.

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SOAPBOX

W W W . E C H O . N E T. A U / After much contemplation I’ve come up with a solution for this tricky social conundrum that affects personal mores and the public conscience and has resulted in police taking to the beach in Landrovers to hunt down those hideously offensive nudies daring to swim on a deserted beach in their birthday suits. Personally I would have thought driving on the beach had more of an impact on the environment than a couple of oldies getting their gear off for a daily dip, but what do I know? The authorities have decreed that nudity is so shockingly offensive that council rangers and police have been on the beach buff hunting. Forget break and enter. Forget the ice epidemic. Forget drunken brawls. Forget domestic violence. Forget paedophilia. Forget attending roadside traffic accidents. People ARE SWIMMING IN THE NUDE! It’s the end of society as we know it! Except for the Greeks of course, who started society in the nude, pioneering some pretty impressive nudie Olympics. But let’s not get sidetracked. There is some serious shit happening in our neighbourhood that we need to deal with. Forget affordable housing, West Byron and homelessness. PEOPLE ARE SWIMMING IN THE NUDE. Is there no greater terror than that? Real-life unphotoshopped bodies,

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saggy scrotums, flopping tits, being flaunted and driving through delivery wards. Babies will be expected to arrive with genitals on vast stretches of deserted beaches. covered by a nappy at the very least and This nudity thing has been seen as the labouring mothers will now be expected cause of the spate of public-beach to wear pants. wanking and thus, in order to stamp out the predators, we have come down hard This penchant for gratutious and unnatural but not on those people coming hard but normal nudity starts right here, and our on the people swimming nude. (Gosh, isn’t local authorites will bring a stop to it. If that like arresting a girl in the street in a you are going to shoot a birth video, you better make sure you get ‘titted off’ during short skirt because men might rape her?) second stage. I would have thought that we should be targeting the people with the cocks in their The next area of offensive nudity is hands wanking, not the nude bathers, but showering and bathing. Sure you are at I clearly I’m still not on board with the home, but you’ve got windows. What if whole Blame the Victim philosophy, but someone hides in your garden and looks I’m trying. So as far as I can see it’s a big in and your naked body forces them to NO to nudism. (We’re all still okay with masturbate? Council will be visiting daily pornography on our phones and internet to ensure that you shower clothed. though, so don’t panic. It’s just ‘normal’ And sleeping nude has to stop. Last year nudity that we’re stamping out. Sexualised Byron Council gave us compost bins. This nudity can stay. Sexy schoolgirl, anal thrills year they’ll be issuing regulation onesies and Face Rape sites are still accessible.) to ensure we keep ourselves covered. So here’s the New NO Nude solution: What NORMAL NUDITY is WRONG. That is we need is a complete ban on ALL offensive the message we need to send our next non-sexual nudity. NORMAL NUDITY has generations. NO-ONE should grow up to be stopped. Unless you’re selling cars, knowing what people ACTUALLY look like. or jeans, or bending over to receive a These people are animals. Human animals. pounding, then NUDITY is no longer okay. And while I’m on the subject of animals: We have to stamp normal healthy non- Can we please get dogs to wear pants? If I sexualised nudity where it starts. At birth. have to see one more lipstick penis poking It’s disgusting. Babies born naked will be out while I’m trying to sip my latte I’ll lose issued with on-the-spot fines by council it. Or start wanking. If I do, you can blame rangers who will be waiting at birth centres the dog.

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This Sunday sees the community of musicians come together to raise money for Shiney, well-loved frontwoman of the band Loonaloop. Shiney’s had some bad luck with her health and her mates are getting together to share the love and give Shiney a bit of a financial boost. Featuring the glorious Lisa Hunt and Forever Soul. Public or private, Lisa and band know how to get the party started like no other with the very best of sweet soul, Motown, R&B, funk and disco. Supported by Kangaroo Moon with their musical tapestry woven from many strands. Elements of world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences, run through a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancey, dancey and richly melodic, their sounds unite the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance. With auctions and prizes and of course, lots of dancing, at the Byron Bowlo Sunday from 3pm.

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THE EARL OF COMEDY Josh Earl has a weird family. You think your family is weird? They’re nothing compared to Josh’s. Josh presents his familyfriendly show for this year’s Lismore Laughs. The Echo wanted to know what makes this comedian and host of Spicks & Specks tick. If I were’t a comedian… I’d either be a teacher or a librarian (two jobs I had before I started doing comedy full time). My mother always said… You wait until your father gets home. What I hate most about being a comedian… Waiting for my bags at baggage carousels. Why can’t people just step back one step? Then we can all see our bags. One of the biggest misconceptions about being a comedian… That offstage we are all depressed.

When I dance… No-one watches. The first film that really moved me… Home Alone. I loved that movie so much as a kid that it was one of the main reasons I wanted kids myself (to show them, not leave them at home while I went to France). The film I love that is embarrassing… is probably Ace Ventura 2. It’s dated so much but the first 20 minutes of that film is still the funniest 20 minutes of film ever. My worst habit… biting my nails; it’s disgusting. My greatest achievement… having kids or getting 68,000 points on Tetris. Yeah probably the Tetris one. If I were prime minister… You would have all made a very big mistake. The worst advice I was ever given… ‘Yeah, bleach your hair, it will look cool’. When you come to see my show… You and your children will have a great time and all of you will find it funny.

The secret to finding love… is to stop looking. The thing no-one knows about me… is my PIN number. Which is 5, 8, 9… oh, hang on.

LIVE MUSIC CONTINUED As the Bluesfest Busking Comp hits its 15th year, Bluesfest implement major changes to the program with 10 Busking Comp artists given the chance to play what could quite possibly be the most important gig of their life on the Bluesfest Delta stage. Playing in front of an international audience of punters and music industry alike looking for that new sound that has the potential to go the whole nine yards – and this could be you!

Saturday 10 March | 2pm | Lismore City Hall | Tickets at www.norpa.org.au

BUSKING THE BLUES In the over-18 leg of the comp all SIX finalists will be provided the opportunity to play on the Delta Stage at the 2018 Bluesfest with the winner playing twice. For the first time ever, the Grommet winner is to take to a main stage, also obtaining a slot at the Delta Stage at the 2018 Bluesfest. These are truly sensational prizes up for grabs with these artists experiencing firsthand what it’s like to be selected to play at the world-renowned festival that is Bluesfest in true rock star style.

Bluesfest Busking Comp for 2018 is kicking off with the Grommet Heats taking on a one-day event at the Byron YAC on 24 March 2018, followed by the Open Semifinals at Byron Bay Brewery on 27 and 28 March, and the big day that is the Finals on 30 March at The Beach Hotel. It’s going to be a stellar 15th year for the Bluesfest Busking and applications are now open, so head to the Bluesfest website for the links www.bluesfest.com.au.

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Join The Heart Collectors, Walrus & The Carpenter, Amir Paiss, Cariad, The Bollywood Sisters and more for a fundraiser at Ocean Shores Public School to support the work of Jes Morwood, founder of Jeevan School, sponsoring schools in both India and Cambodia, raising money to help the kids in Varanasi. Given Project in Varanasi India is a not-for-profit organisation giving free education, food, medical assistance and love to marginalised children from nearby begging families and migrant workers. What started as 10 students and one teacher under a tree in 2003 is now a full study centre with 170 students, a clinic and children’s home to 30 from the most extreme poverty. Help these children escape the cycles of neglect, abuse and malnutrition. Saturday | 6–10.30pm | Tix $20.

The Steele Syndicate is hitting the road, taking the Funky Trombone for a highly anticipated tour down the east coast. Steele McMahon’s Brisbanebased octet will be getting down in Byron Bay on Friday. The tour, brought to you by Beats Cartel, is celebrating the Syndicate’s latest single Funky Trombone. The octet has an eclectic, genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old-school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. Rich vocal harmonies blend with a roaring, four-piece horn section to create music that is energised and emotional, for dancing breathlessly and for pondering deeply. The 8-piece band will be performing a free show at the Brewery on Friday with support by local punk/hip-hop act Juxta Thought.Kicks off at 7.30pm.

FAKING THE BIG O! Come and relive the sound, the voice and all the magical hits of Music Legend Roy Orbison in an international tribute production starring the world’s #1 Roy Orbison tribute star Dean Bourne. Bourne is the world’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today. Friday at the Ballina RSL.

FULL CROON Miss Amber and Stukulele are back at Club Mullum on Thursday 22 Feb from 6.30 with a tribute to the great crooners. Expect tunes made famous by Old Blue Eyes, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and heaps more. Always a great night’s entertainment and you can strum your uke and sing along or just enjoy the loving vibes. Come on Monday nights to the Mullum Uke Club in the Ex-Services to learn and practise

the tunes. Join the mailing list at www. ukemullum.com for the monthly songbook. Entry adult $12.50, kids under 16 $2.50

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MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL SEARCH FOR TALENT Every year the Melbourne Comedy Festival search the country for the newest emerging talent. It’s something of a Cinderella’s shoe, where everyone gets a crack, and if the slipper – well slip of the tongue – fits, then you are on your way to a lifelong career! Presented nationally by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the annual RAW Comedy competition sees the nation’s bravest and boldest new performers take to the stage to test their skill and stamina with five minutes of new, original comedy material. It’s comedy with no fear and no safety net, just exhilaration and adulation ahead! Winners battle it out at the National Grand Final during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April 2018. The winner will be laughing all the way to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they’ll have a chance to compete in So You Think You’re Funny? in August 2018. So who will make it through this year? Previous national finalist Ellen Briggs is one of the judges, along with previous Qld state finalist Paul McMahon and one-time comedian turned newsman, ABC radio’s Bruce McKenzie. With a healthy local comedy industry in the Byron Shire the overwhelming number of entries meant it was necessary to put on two heats. This is a wild night of spills and thrills, with comics putting out their best to win the opportunity to perform in the Brisbane final. With Mandy Nolan as MC, the first heat is Monday at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services and the second heat is at the Byron Services Club on Monday 12 March. Both shows start at 8pm and tix are $15 at the door or online at www.mandynolan.com.au.

MIKED FOR OPEN MIC Comedian Mike Bennett heads up the final open mic at the Byron Brewery this month when he steps in as MC for Homecrafted Comedy. With Nolan busy performing in the Vagina Conversations, it is Bennett’s job to close this long-running open mic night. Open mic is a place where new comics can get their stage time. It’s also a place where more experienced comics get to trial new material. There is always a sense of excitement as comics, both seasoned and inexperienced, come face to face with a live crowd: is it funny? That’s the question? Bennett is a pro comic who has a gift for crowd work. Warm, engaging and high energy, Mike Bennett brings a love of performing to the stage that’s just downright infectious! Catch the last Homecrafted Comedy at the Brewery on Thursday at 8pm | Free show.

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MARK SWIVEL: POLITICS, HI VIS & THE JOYCE OF SEX ALTERNATIVE PRIME MINISTER IS A NEW SLIGHTLY-DRUNK-TED-TALK, FROM MARK SWIVEL, ACCREDITED NEAR DEAD WHITE MALE. TM AS OUR INDIFFERENCE TURNS TO ANGER, MARK HITS THE HUSTINGS TO KISS BABIES AND SIZZLE SAUSAGES. EXPECT BANTER, SINGING, FISCAL RECTITUDE – FULLY COSTED SILLYBUGGERS THAT STRAYS DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO COMMON SENSE! MARK SWIVEL REVEALED SOME OF THE SECRETS OF OUR SUCCESSFUL POLITICAL WANNABE FIGUREHEADS. Why kiss babies? It’s a cleanse. Politicians kiss so much arse, babies make a nice, clean change. Most of them. What’s with the hi-vis vests? They’re smokin’ hot. And… reusable for lollipop duty or roadworks when you lose your seat. What do prime ministers do to relax? Tobogganing down the grass over the top of Parliament House and racing shopping trollies round the War Memorial at night. Especially Christopher Pyne and Tania Plibersek. They’re great fun. What are the three qualities a prime minister should have? A good singing voice. A strong backhand (one handed). A killer recipe for a whiskey sour. Shrillness. Pedantry. Duplicity. (Got a bit sincere there!) If you could Frankenstein a new prime minister from the bodies and minds of our previous PMs, what would you create?

A Curtin-Gillard-Gough monster of compassion, decency and vision. What happened to Harold Holt? He became a Buddha of the sea and walks the ocean floor as a mendicant snorkeler-philosopher-poet to this very day. Big lungs. Why didn’t it happen to John Howard? Or Malcolm Turnbull? Dunno. Just trying to find someone who cares. What happens to prime ministers? In opposition so full of promise, in leadership so dull and disappointing? Um. When was an opposition leader full of promise? Maybe Rudd – who was disappointing but not dull. Abbott was never promising, more dread inducing. Our politics are broken because it talks at people, not about them. (Apologies: more sincerity.) What drives a man or woman to want to be PM? What hits your P-spot? Delusion. I don’t have a P-spot. The one thing that makes me a likely fake

Why does being a politician make people look so old? Or weirdly like adult babies? Parliament question time does look a bit like a creche after someone has served too much sugar. Pretending to be responsible is exhausting. Yes, we do look like toddlers. Parliament would be much better if we had ‘shoes and socks off time’ after little lunch. How can we vote for you? Come to a show. Support my run for the senate. If weird David Leyonhjelm can get elected, why not me?! Why not literally anyone?! Like who the hell is that guy?! Lismore City Hall on Friday 16 Feb | Mullumbimby Ex-Services on Friday 23 Feb |7.30pm | For tix go to www.swiv.com.au.

WHO’S WHO IN THE SURFING LEGEND ZOO WHO’S WHO IN THE SURFING LEGEND ZOO HOSTED BY SURFING WORLD’S VAUGHAN BLAKEY AND PRESENTED BY ELECTRIC, THIS YEAR THE BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THE SURF LEGENDS LOUNGE, FORMERLY THE SURF LITERATURE LOUNGE. EXPECT TO MEET SOME OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS AND ICONS IN SURFING AT THIS YEAR’S TALKSHOW-STYLE EVENING. WITH BIG NAMES, THIS LEGENDS LOUNGE IS SET TO FIRE OFF THE PARTY ON THIS YEAR’S FESTIVITIES. WE ASKED HOST VAUGHAN BLAKEY, EDITOR OF SURFING WORLD, WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE EVENT AND BRING US UP TO SPEED ON ALL THINGS SURF CULTURE RIGHT NOW. Q.1 Who’s the panel? Stephanie Gilmore (pictured), Andrew Kidman, Creed Mctaggart, Bob McTavish and other special guests. Q2. Who’s the crowd? All welcome to come and enjoy the discussions with these Aussie legends! Q3. What makes this event so special? It’s all your favourite people in one place, talking about what matters most. Q4. Where do you see the future of surf media going? Surfing is beautiful and surf photography can’t be properly appreciated when flicking through websites. When a photo sits on your wall and you stare at it day after day, putting so

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candidate is that I’m completely unfit for office, and voters might relate to that.

much time and imagination and stoke into it… I mean that kind of inspiration becomes so deeply entrenched in your being. The printed image gives you time and that’s why I believe it will always have a place in surfing. Q5. Surfing World is Australia’s longest-running publication. How have your team contributed to its success? I’m so proud of what the mag has become in the past three years. Our team has a really good time putting Surfing World together and our only objective is to make mags that people get stoked out of their heads reading. Q6. Best thing about the surf industry now? People’s general attitudes within surfing are far more accepting and open minded than they’ve been in the past. I love the variety and freedom to ride what you want to ride, to express yourself in any way you choose, and the level of appreciation out there for choosing such a path. Q7. How has the surf industry changed? There have been so many changes both positive and negative. The web has obviously had a huge impact on the way surfing is delivered to the public. It’s had a huge effect on surf retail and even the humble old surf check is something you do from your lounge room now. The growth of surfing and the industry worldwide has been huge too and there are a lot of ethical and environmental issues that the surf industry needs to examine more closely and take responsibility for. Opening night will be epic! | Thursday 22 February | Byron Bay Community Centre | 6pm Venue open with food, beers and tunes | 7pm Legends Lounge panel | Tix are presale $20, or on the door $30. Limited tickets available. For more information please visit www.byronbaysurffestival.com.au.

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ZIGGY ALBERTS IS A COASTAL FOLK, SINGER/SONGWRITER, FREE SURFER & ENVIRONMENTAL ENTHUSIAST FROM THE EAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA. HE SINGS HEARTFELT STORIES OF PERSONAL ENDEAVOURS AND EXPERIENCES, OCEANSIDE UPBRINGING, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND LIFE ON THE ROAD. A passionate independent artist making music his way, perhaps he’s starting to mellow…. ‘I think I’ve definitely lost some of my pre-disposition towards this : ‘I don’t wanna be involved in the industry’ because I definitely as a busker and as an independent musician I didn’t have something against the industry – I just wasn’t involved in it ... I was just very lucky to have such a hard-working a management team who despite me and us being independent have really, as you said, built some good inroads but I think its very much a treat to – and very proud to try to – make other young artists aware that at the end of the day there’s a hundred ways to get to be a successful artist and I’m happy to be independent and prove it’s possible to be selling out these rooms and it’s possible to be having the career that I’m having without a major record label deal or anything else’ says Ziggy.

Alberts has found himself playing to rooms of 2000 plus, something built by sheer hard work and strong connections with his crowd. ‘It’s been driven hugely by the people that support my music, ‘ says Ziggy, ‘which is why I think it's really strong, and why it seems very real, is because it's really people-driven by the people that have supported my career and my music for the last couple of years, I think people who have seen and been involved in my music for the last couple years are kind of ... They almost feel as like ...” Well, I saw this guy play to 200 people. I've introduced him to 100 of my friends.” I think a lot of people feel proud and responsible and like they know that they've kept spreading my music out. I'm stoked for that. That's exactly what I ... Because it's true. That's what they have done. They have really ... People have taken my music far and wide around the world. ‘

Alberts has created this phenomenon in just 6 years. Six years ago he picked up a guitar and the doors just opened. ‘It was 2011 when I first picked up a guitar and started playing and its been an absolute whirlwind since then. For sure, I definitely spent so much time working on my music busking. Which is ... I think what's really great about busking is that I was never skilled enough for my performances, but because you're on the street, you just have to continue to get better and learn to better express yourself. And so, that comes out in your playing and songwriting. ‘ ‘Writing and storytelling and songs came to me perhaps I was more apt at that. As for the guitar playing, I was absolutely horrid. I still wouldn't call myself a professional guitar player at this point. But, I think the hours and hours and hours and hours and hours and hours of busking just shows that it's really down to hard work and commitment and that's what kind of grows you as a person and as musician.’ Alberts is excited to be playing Bluesfest this year. In fact is the first time he’s playing officially! ‘Last time I played Bluesfest, I actually got a permit to busk at the front of the festival and I ended up getting a trolley and putting my car battery and inverter and all my music in a trolley. And once the busking stage was finished, I actually snuck in and played underneath a tree in the middle of the festival. So, I'm really looking forward to not sneaking in this year to play music.’ Now that's a man who wants to play Bluesfest! Catch Ziggy Alberts at Bluesfest this year! For tickets and program info go to www.bluesfest.com.au

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DANCING WITH HERSELF

McIntryre. This includes an extended abstract solo sequence where she is attempting to choreograph her instinct, and to explore further Dancing with Myself is one woman’s journey how movement can reveal its own narrative. through space and time, where she has no space, If you’d like to see Emma’s work in and is completely out of time with what’s around development you can go to a free work-inher. NORPA associate artist Emma Saunders is in progress showing on Friday at 3pm | NORPA residence in the NORPA Studio developing a new Studio, Lismore City Hall. solo dance work Dancing With Myself. As part of If you wish to join Emma in her dance her research she is inviting guests into the space, practice she is running free warmup classes including NORPA associate director Kirk Page, for the public in the NORPA Studio | 14, 15 Josephine Saunders (her mum), and Kimberley and 16 February | 10–11am.

WE MOVE FOR DANCE FEST!

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Mullumbimby’s first custombuilt dance studio on the corner of Stuart and Tincogan Streets opens this Friday with a two-week Dance Fest. Entry to the Dance Fest includes unlimited attendance to classes such as latin, Brazilian and belly dance; yoga, conscious, healing and creative movement; contemporary, hip-hop, fitness and fusion; kids, youth and adults classes as well as openstudio times, where there is an inspiring mixtape playing and the floor is open. The Dance Fest will give people the chance to experience new dance styles, a variety of talented teachers and the new studio space. WeMove studio is fitted out with sprung dance floors, mirrors, professional sound, aircon and lighting.

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BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE Bangarra brings you three personal and profound dance works, showcasing the infinite stories of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural heritage. The stunning paintings of Yirrkala artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu are brought to life in Nyapanyapa, Wiradjuri family and kinship is explored in Miyagan, and the two sides of Sydneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Governor Macquarie are uncovered in Macq. Forged from more than 40,000 years of culture, Bangarraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s striking dance language is internationally acclaimed, together with its immersive soundscapes and exquisite design. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss your chance to see this uniquely Australian dance company in 2018 | 23 and 24 Feb at the Gold Coast Arts Theatre |Tix at hota.com.au

BLUE AT BRUNS Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. The film Blue shows the way forward â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the time to act is now. So donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the film the Sydney Film Festival called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;An invigorating Australian documentary, a beautifully crafted wakeup call to the state of the earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oceansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Thursday at 7pm | Sunday at 5pm The Brunswick Picture House.

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WAVE is the first exhibition for the BSA Exhibition Space for 2018 and kicks off another great exhibition calendar with an explosion of colour. Local artist, writer and curator Brent Hallard has pulled together some of the best artists currently working in hard-edged abstraction in Australia.

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FREESTYLE & STOKE FOR BYRON SURF FEST The Byron Bay Surf Festival showcases core and creative surf culture by presenting innovative and experiential ideas through unique and engaging experiences. The 4-day festival, happening 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25 February, activates more than 10 events including surfing, shaping, art, music, film, yoga and environment with an awareness and focus on sustainability, education and innovation. One of the special events is the Freestyle & Stoke Surf Sessions at Wategos Beach, 8am till 3pm, Sunday 25 February, presented by RVCA, Atmosea, Mctavish and Wood Surf Co. The Freestyle & Stoke categories are progressively one of a kind, with a strong focus on artistic interpretation and style. These events decide a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by peer vote, with advantage awarded to those presenting their surfing with style, wave and equipment adaptability, flare and freestyling fun, during each session! Categories include: Torpedoes (body bashing), the Wood Sniffers, McTavish Trim, Log Invitational, Mermaid Party, and debut events (here and anywhere else in the world!), the Extra-Terrestrial soft-board experiment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where anything goes!, and the Ying/Yang â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two surfers per wave!â&#x20AC;¦ and BBSF always finishes an epic day of surfing with their now-famous Festival Party Wave! Freestyle & Stoke is a free event; everyone is welcome to attend. It will be the final surf event for BBSF 2018. The McTavish Trim will feature some of surfingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best on boards 10ft+, vying for the longest wave up the beach, judged by Bob McTavish himself. Pack your picnic, boardies, buddies and boards. This is the day that tops it all off! Ride the BBSF Parteee Wave all da way home. High vibes and good times is where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at. Big thanks to the Byron Bay Mal Club, who will be putting on an epic Brekkie and Lunch barbecue over 7amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2.30pm. More info on www.byronbaysurffestival.com.au.

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Kick start your New Year resolution.

Byron Writers Festival invites young people aged 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22 years to participate in their Anzac project. The project includes a free presentation and the commissioning of six creative projects from young people aged 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22 years.

Our calendar of workshops is online now.

The aim of the project is to engage young people of the northern rivers with the memory of war and the Anzac legacy. In a free presentation, Mark Dapin discusses the relevance of memory and the Anzac legacy. Attendees will also be advised about the art commission opportunity. (Thursday 8 March 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5.30pm) at SCU. www.byronwritersfestival.com/anzac

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WOOF! HAPPY EASTERN NEW YEAR OF THE JUSTICELOVING EARTH DOG, IN WHICH SOCIAL ISSUES, COMPASSIONATE CONCERNS AND ECOLOGICAL NECESSITIES HEAD THE AGENDA…

ARIES: The canine quadruped’s inflexible sense of right and wrong can definitely lead to clashes – sounding familiar? But maintaining top-dog position’s wearing, and with emotional fulfilment more available this year than others, you might find yourself spending less time barking and guarding, more lolling about relaxing…

LIBRA: Traditional keeper of the peace, the Dog is said to correspond to Western astrology’s Libra, bringing equal measures of happiness and dissent. With this year’s people seeing in for/against, right/wrong, black or white terms, you’ll have your work cut out presenting grey as an attractive option. According to Chinese folklore, it takes a dog, or a Dog Year, to sort friends from enemies.

TAURUS: In the Chinese Dog Year human concerns are more important than material benefits. Disturbing news for you comfort-lovers? Not necessarily. Being involved in public justice projects or making heartwarming contributions to people in need might bring a surprising amount of satisfaction – but why not check that out for yourselves?

SCORPIO: The Dog is fiercely faithful and absolutely committed, which suits Scorpio loyalty requirements. Plus this year of the idealistic woofer is a time of crusading for causes and reforms so you’ll be in your element, campaigning with revolutionary zeal for human rights and the plight of the underdog against political hypocrisy and corporate pretence.

GEMINI: This year doesn’t favour excess spending or careless investments. Moderation, yes. Speculation, no. Its Dog days could see you heavenly Twins taking on a stronger social conscience and higher community profile. Livening up neighbourhood meetings and charity fundraisers, finding a new integrity, a finer appreciation of karmic repercussions, a new world view. CANCER: Every dog has its day and the year of the furry four-footed one traditionally brings peace and harmony in the home. If you can resist the impulse to snap and nip over minor niggles, this could be a time of blissful domestic serenity. Plus you can pass off your passion for never throwing anything away as eco-awareness. LEO: In the year of the noble Dog, spontaneous acts of charity are on the cards as you large-hearted Lions take a stronger stand against unfairness and inequities. This year is doggedly against wasteful extravagance though, so better start recycling the Moet corks to one of those funds that support environmental education. VIRGO: This year’s greatest drawback for you Mercurians is that the concerned canine’s an awful worrywart, and his alertness to possible trouble lurking round every corner can escalate Virgo anxiety levels. The trick is rather than constantly thinking Beware! to just be aware – especially of taking on the world’s problems. The Virgo/ Dog Year cross produced Mother Teresa.

SAGITTARIUS: If this year finds you getting on your high horse, as of course it will, you’ll get the best results from teaching rather than preaching. The Year of the Earth Dog’s altruistic influence offers you the opportunity to show how frankness, when tempered with consideration, sensitivity, thoughtfulness and compassion, needn’t be offensive. CAPRICORN: In business the Yang Earth Dog Year is traditionally cautious, favouring ethical investments and modest returns, with less concern than usual for personal gain. Its year prizes the qualities of plain talking, unpretentiousness and taking responsibilities seriously (areas where Capricorns excel), and promises higher-than-usual community interaction. AQUARUS: Water-pourers are one of the signs most comfortable in the year of egalitarian, humanitarian Hound in which controversial issues are aired, and unconventional methods more likely to be accepted. Wind energy, cars running on used chip oil, photonpowered mobiles, biodegradable buildings – yeah baby, bring it on. It’s your kinda year.

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TAD THE EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS

When the world outside your window gets a bit too real for comfort, and you know that neither Hugh Jackman as PT Barnum nor the slugfest of pyjama cricket on TV will lift your spirits, a dose of big-screen animation can never go astray. Being a Spanish production, this one veers a little bit off-centre, for it begins with an innocent guide being weighed down and thrown overboard to drown in the broiling briny. It then cuts to Tad, a construction worker on a US highrise, who is reading Herodotus (!). I don’t recall the ‘father of history’ getting a mention in any Pixar cartoon, but it’s perfectly appropriate, as the adventure that follows turns into a hectic chase to find the remains of King Midas, the legendary figure whose touch turned everything to gold. In keeping with our role-reversal times, the archaeologist leading the way is a young woman, Sara, brainy and brave, but a spunkette too – cinema can’t abandon stereotypes entirely. In fact, during the dramatic climax, she (a female Indiana Jones) is initially dressed in a tight red singlet and tiny, up-to-her-bum cutdown jeans that, without any opportunity for a wardrobe change, turn into long tights as the end nears. Be that as

it may, the plot is smart, without being too convoluted for kids, and includes a series of gorgeous illustrations of Grenada’s Alhambra and Cappadocia in Turkey, albeit through a sanitised, Orientalist’s eye (flicks such as this will hopefully encourage inquisitive minds to be curious about such cultures and want to experience them at firsthand). Footfall and incidental sounds, fire and water, stone and fabric have never been so truly recreated as they are in today’s sophisticated animation and with digital cleverness has come an equally detailed observation of character – a love triangle here is a mid-story diversion – but, more than anything, this movie pushes the value of right and wrong, unhindered by spineless relativism, to its proper conclusion. Love conquers all.

SWEET COUNTRY Having received poison-pen letters for bagging Samson and Delilah (2009), I approached Warwick Thornton’s new film with trepidation – nobody wants to be branded a redneck by those who really care. This time out Thornton has nailed it with a gut-wrenching account of white Australia’s prejudice and cruelty towards the Indigenous owners of the land while at no point allowing diatribe to overwhelm story. Set in the red-earth outback following WWI, it begins with the blackfella Sam Kelly (Hamilton Morris) sitting outdoors before a magistrate after being locked up by the local copper (Bryan Brown) for shooting a whitefella, the station manager Harry March (Ewen Leslie). The bloody events that led to that moment are then traced step by step. Sam has been egregiously wronged (as have all his mob), but Thornton manages to find in his heart an explanation, if not an excuse, for March’s hateful behaviour, attributing it to the psychological damage that was done to him on the Western Front. His neighbour Mick Kennedy (Thomas M Wright), however, and the boozers at the pub are portrayed as the racists who built our nation and, to some extent, still run it. Notwithstanding the gritty performances of Brown, Sam Neill, Matt Day and the cast of professional actors, the movie belongs to Morris, Gibson John, the two boys who play Philomac, through whose eyes the killing is seen, Tremayne and Trevon Doolan, and Natassia Gorey Furber as Sam’s wife Lizzie. The relentlessness of circumstance and blind fate provoke anger then fury in

the viewer as Sam is hounded by his vengeful ‘masters’, but for mine the most heartbreaking scene comes when Lizzie is called to give her evidence – I can’t remember being so moved and made so painfully aware of the devastation we have brought to the ‘sweet country’. It feels throughout like it’s taking place in the nineteenth rather than the twentieth century, but the cinematography (Thornton and Dylan River) is beautiful and the script is as tight as a nut. Provocative, tragic and discomfiting – a must see.

PISCES: This year could shift Fish focus from first person singular to wider survival issues of group, community, planet, and in your case, galaxy. Unlike the fast and furious Rooster Year, it’s slower and more supportive, with spiritual wellbeing within reach if you can be grateful for whatever comes – and goes.

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ENTERTAINMENT THURSDAY 15

Q OCEAN SHORES COUNTRY CLUB 6PM KHAN Q MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 8PM KRAPPYOKEE

Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY FRIEND ZONE

Q BYRON SCHOOL OF ART, MULLUMBIMBY 6PM WAVE Q FOUNTAIN ROOM, LISMORE CITY HALL, 7.30PM MARK SWIVEL – ALTERNATIVE PRIME MINISTER

Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY 7PM MATTY ROGERS BAND Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8.30PM DU EAST DUO Q BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM THE VAGINA CONVERSATIONS Q BALCONY BAR, BYRON BAY 7PM JESSE MORRIS Q BYRON BREWERY, 7PM QUALITY STREET. HIP HOP NIGHT 8PM HOME CRAFTED COMEDY W MC MIKE BENNETT FINAL SHOW! Q TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM JESSE TAYLOR BAND Q WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM LIVE DJS Q BANGALOW BOWLING CLUB 6PM SALSA, 7PM BLUES CLUB Q NEW TATTERSALLS HOTEL, LISMORE 8PM LICH KING W/ HIDDEN INTENT, BEAST MACHINE & FROM CRISIS TO COLLAPSE Q CLUB BANORA, TWEED HEADS 6PM PATTI BOND – SOCIAL NEW VOGUE DANCING Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS 12.30PM PATTI BOND – SOCIAL NEW VOGUE DANCING, 3.30PM CROWD DJ, 7.30PM THE KAMIS Q DUST TEMPLE, CURRUMBIN 6.30PM BLACK RABBIT GEORGE

FRIDAY 16 Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY JACK TULLY & THE SEERS Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY EPIC Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DAN CLARK DUO 9PM LA BOUM Q BYRON BREWERY 7.30PM STEELE SYNDICATE + JUXTA THOUGHT Q FRESH, BYRON BAY 4PM STEVE TYSON Q STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS Q TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM SNAKE MOUNTAIN BLUES Q WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM ADAM HARPAZ Q PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM LUKE BENNET Q HOTEL BRUNSWICK, BENNY D WILLIAMS BALLINA RSL 5PM BOARDWALK PIANO LOUNGE BRIAN PAMPHILON 7PM DEAN BOURNE IN ROY ORBISON REBORN Q BALLINA PLAYERS THE LITTLE MERMAID Q SHAWS BAY HOTEL, BALLINA 7PM THE DIRTY CHANNEL DUO Q BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM JEZ MEAD Q BANGALOW BOWLO 7.30PM SWING BAND Q HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM BENNY D WILLIAMS

Q NEW TATTERSALLS HOTEL, LISMORE 7.30PM CAPE TRIBULATION, BEIJING BIKINI, THE DONNYBROOKS Q NORPA STUDIO, LISMORE 3PM EMMA SAUNDERS DANCING WITH MYSELF Q NIMBIN HOTEL 7PM SALT & STEEL Q THE NIMBIN BUSH THEATRE, 7PM DINNER UNDER THE STARS WITH TUPENNY OPERA Q MURWILLUMBAH SERVICES CLUB 7.30PM CHERILEE HALL Q RIVERVIEW HOTEL, MURWILLUMBAH 8PM DARREN JACK Q KINGSCLIFF BEACH BOWLS CLUB 7.30PM GREGG PETERSON Q SALTBAR, KINGSCLIFF 8.30PM LEE JAMES Q CHINDERAH TAVERN 7PM LUKE HOUSELANDER Q COOLANGATTA HOTEL 9PM LIVING IN THE 70S Q CURRUMBIN PUB 8PM THE MISERINES, HONEYGUM, LABEL, JAKE HOBBS Q CURRUMBIN RSL 5PM ACOUSTIC SESSIONS Q SOUNDLOUNGE, CURRUMBIN GANGGAJANG Q CLUB BANORA 3PM ROB KEITH, 7PM PAUL HAYMAN TRIO Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS 12.30PM SIMONE NICOLE, 1PM CROWD DJ, 4.30PM TRIPLICKIT, 9PM THE KAMIS Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS JUNIORS 5PM GIG CARTEL Q IVORY ROCK, PEAK CROSSING EARTH FREQUENCY FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 17 Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY CANDY LUCID Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MARSHALL & THE FREY Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 6PM DJ LONGTIME 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE + GUESTS Q BYRON THEATRE 1:00 PM FOLLIES – NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING Q BYRON BREWERY 7.30PM ANIMAL VENTURA Q BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM GUY KACHEL Q STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS Q TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM KERBSIDE COLLECTION Q WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS Q PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM KIM SOUZA

GIG GUIDE

Q IVORY TAVERN, TWEED HEADS 2PM ADAM BROWN Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS 12PM CROWD DJ, 2.30PM DEZZIE D & THE STINGRAYZ, 7PM THE KAMIS

p: 6684 1777 e: gigs@echo.net.au w: echo.net.au/gig-guide Q BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM SHEM & ROWAN Q HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM KHANAGE DUO Q OCEAN SHORES PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDRAISER 6PM RAISING MONEY TO HELP THE KIDS IN VARANASI THE HEART COLLECTORS, WALRUS & THE CARPENTER, AMIR PAISS, CARIAD, THE BOLLYWOOD SISTERS AND MORE Q LULU’S, MULLUMBIMBY 11AM MARK ROBSON Q MULLUMBIMBY COMMUNITY MARKET YOYO TUKI Q LENNOX HOTEL 9.30PM METAL ON THE BEACH Q BALLINA RSL 6PM BOARDWALK MARK HEAZLETT, 9PM BOARDWALK LOUNGE GLENN MASSEY & THE THREAD WITH SPECIAL GUEST PHIL EMMANUEL Q BALLINA RSL BOWLING CLUB 6PM PAUL MULQUEEN Q BALLINA PLAYERS THE LITTLE MERMAID Q MARY G’S, LISMORE THE ROCHELLE LEES BAND Q THE NIMBIN BUSH THEATRE 1PM FREOWIN HARPER Q MURWILLUMBAH SERVICES CLUB 6PM GLENN SHIELDS Q CABARITA BEACH BAR 4PM JESSE MORRIS Q KINGSCLIFF BEACH BOWLS CLUB 7.30PM STEPHEN LOVELIGHT Q SALTBAR, KINGSCLIFF 8.30PM DJ BEN Q CHINDERAH TAVERN 7PM BENNY D WILLIAMS Q SHEOAK SHACK, FINGAL HEAD 2PM DAVID SPRY TRIO, 7PM KING RIVER RISING Q CURRUMBIN RSL 4PM ACOUSTIC SESSIONS Q DUST TEMPLE, CURRUMBIN 6.30PM FELICITY LAWLESS Q SOUNDLOUNGE, CURRUMBIN CASEY BARNS WITH BRAD BUTCHER Q CLUB BANORA 8PM SATURDAY ROCK AND ROLL ATMOSPHERE Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS SHOWROOM 8PM ROY ORBISON REBORN STARRING DEAN BOURNE 12.30PM THE STAGE CROWD DJ, 4.30PM MATTY ROGERS TRIO, 9PM THE KAMIS

Q TWIN TOWNS JUNIORS, TWEED HEADS 5PM JEFF CAMILLERI Q IVORY ROCK, PEAK CROSSING EARTH FREQUENCY FEST

SUNDAY 18 Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY PHIL & TILLEY Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MAX BUSKOLS & THE CHOSEN FEW Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM RAGGA JUMP 8PM COCO REPUBLIC

Q TWIN TOWNS JUNIORS, TWEED HEADS 2.30PM MR TROY Q CURRUMBIN RSL 4PM ACOUSTIC SESSIONS Q DUST TEMPLE, CURRUMBIN 3PM LESCINES Q IVORY ROCK, PEAK CROSSING EARTH FREQUENCY FEST

MONDAY 19 Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY DAN CLARK Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY BIGGY P

Q WOODY’S SURF SHACK 8PM REGGAE AFTERPARTY

Q BYRON SERVICES CLUB 4.30PM THE FERAMONES

Q MULLUMBIMBY EX-SERVICES, CLUB MULLUM 8PM RAW COMEDY HEAT ONE MC MANDY NOLAN

Q BYRON BOWLO BENEFIT GIG FOR SHINEY 3PM KANGAROO MOON, 5PM LISA HUNT Q BYRON GOLF CLUB 4PM GREG KEW Q TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJS DANGEROUS COBRA & EVA J Q HOTEL BRUNSWICK 4PM OKA Q CLUB MULLUM, MULLUM EXSERVICES CLUB 12PM COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB Q MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 3PM JAM Q CLUB LENNOX 4PM MERCY MERCY Q BALLINA PLAYERS THE LITTLE MERMAID Q WHARF BAR, BALLINA 3PM STU BLACK Q ELTHAM HOTEL 1PM CHRIS ARONSTEN Q THE NIMBIN BUSH THEATRE 10AM SONIC BLISS, 1PM THE DINKUM BOHOS Q SPHINX ROCK CAFÉ, MT BURRELL 12 NOON SALI BRACEWELL Q UKI MARKET 9AM TROMBONE KELLIE GANG Q RIVERVIEW HOTEL, MUR'BAH 3PM BUGGY BROTHERS Q CHINDERAH TAVERN 3.30PM EUREKA FUNK Q CLUB BANORA, TWEED HEADS 12.30PM ANDREW PRYOR, 5PM DAVO

The way it should be

Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8PM 4’20 SOUND REGGAE NIGHT

Q BALCONY BAR, BYRON BAY 4PM OLE FALCO

Q BYRON BREWERY 3PM DEETRON + GUESTS

Have you tried the local lager? Green Coast Lager

Q B-SPACE, BALLINA 5PM JAM NIGHT Q BALLINA PLAYERS THE LITTLE MERMAID Q KINGSCLIFF BEACH BOWLS CLUB 12.30PM RAFF DE Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS 12.30PM GOODMAN SWINGS AGAIN, 4PM RUSSELL HINTON LINE DANCING, 7PM MARK WILSON’S DANCE NIGHT Q IVORY ROCK, PEAK ROCK EARTH FREQUENCY FEST

TUESDAY 20 Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY MARSHALL OKELL Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY JORDAN MCROBBIE Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8.30PM BEN WALSH Q HALL UNDER BYRON GYM 6.45PM NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA Q WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM YEWSDAY LIVE DJS Q BANGALOW BOWLO 6.30PM SALSA CLASSES Q BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM OPEN MIC Q OCEAN SHORES COUNTRY CLUB 7PM COUNTRY CLUB COMEDY Q MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 7PM TRIVIA Q CLUB BANORA, TWEED HEADS 5PM JASON DELPHIN

Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS SHOWROOM 10.30AM PIRATES OF PENZANCE 21ST ANNIVERSARY TOUR, THE STAGE 11.30AM RUSSELL HINTON & TOUCAN TWANGO – LINE DANCING , 3.30PM TONY AND PATTI – SOCIAL NEW VOGUE SEQUENCE DANCE, 7.30PM SHANE WILKINSON

WEDNESDAY 21 Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THOR TRIO Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8.30PM TIM STOKES DUO Q BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM OPEN MIC WITH HARRY NICHOLS Q BALLINA RSL 7PM LEVEL ONE SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE WITH DEAN Q BANGALOW BOWLING CLUB 6.30PM SWING Q BILLI'S INDIAN, BILLINUDGEL SITARIST PETER DAVIDIAN Q MURWILLUMBAH FARMERS MARKET 8AM JESSE MORRIS Q CLUB BANORA, TWEED HEADS 5PM LONEWOLF Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS 12.30PM ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK LITTLE STEVIE & THE TAILFINS, 4PM A BAND CALLED TWANG, 7.30PM ATMOSPHERE

WHAT’S ON VAGINA CONVERSATIONS #3 PRESENTED BY ZENITH VIRAGO

Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 February, 7.30pm Full $25 | Conc $18 | Child U18 $18 | Ages 13+

FOLLIES–NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING PRESENTED BY BYRON THEATRE

COMMENCING FEBRUARY

HOSPITALITY & EVENTS MANAGEMENT COURSE CERT II | AGES 16–24 CONCESSIONS AND FULL FEE EXEMPTIONS AVAILABLE! CALL KARIM ON 0490 669 938  OR EMAIL PROJECTS@BYS.ORG.AU BARISTA COURSE LEVEL I: $50 | AGE 15–24 CALL STEFFIE ON 6685 7777 OR BOOK ONLINE WWW.BYS.ORG.AU

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 4.30–7.30 PM

SAFE DRIVERS COURSE FOR LEARNERS | $140 BOOKINGS: WWW.BYS.ORG.AU

SATURDAY 24 MARCH

BLUESFEST GROMMET COMPETITION

SUNDAY 25 MARCH

2018 INDENT TOUR THE VANNS – THE NAH & SPECIAL GUESTS TICKETS FROM MUSICNSW.COM 1 Gilmore Crescent Byron Bay | bys.org.au Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC) is managed by Byron Youth Service (BYS)

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BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL

Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 February Check the website for details

ONE DAY IN BYRON BAY

Saturday 3 March, 10am - 5pm Tickets: Early Bird 2 for 1 deal! Check the website for details

OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 PRESENTED BY ADVENTURE REELS

Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 March, 7pm Full $33.50 | Child U15 $23.50 | Group of 15+ $28.50

Enjoy a drink at the Theatre Bar Byron Theatre Club Membership now available Byron Community Centre 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay | www.byroncentre.com.au

FEB / MARCH

TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 4–7PM

Saturday 17 February, 1pm Full $25 | Conc $23 | BT Club $20 | Student U18 $10 | Group 10+ $15

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Service Directory SERVICE DIRECTORY RATES, PAYMENT & DEADLINE DEADLINE: For additions and changes to the Service Directory is 12pm Friday. LINE ADS: $99 for 3 months or $340 for 1 year prepaid. For line Service Directory ads email classifieds@echo.net.au. DISPLAY ADS: $66 per week for colour display ad. Minimum 8 week booking 4 weeks prepaid. Please supply display ads 85mm wide, 28mm high. New display ads will be placed at end of section. For display Service Directory ads email adcopy@echo.net.au. The Echo Service Directory is online in Echonetdaily â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.echo.net.au/service-directory

ACCOUNTS & BOOKINGS: 6684 1777

INDEX

ACCOUNTANTS & BOOKKEEPERS

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INDIVIDUAL TAX RETURNS FROM $110 SMALL BUSINESS RETURNS FROM $280 PERSONALISED SERVICE, BOOKKEEPING, BAS, TAX Gail Rundle 0401 884 231 Reg. Tax Agent Behind the Post OfďŹ ce in Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads ACCOUNTANT Paul Mayberry..............................................................................................66847415

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ACCOUNTANT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MARTIN McCARTHY ...............................................................................66874026

Accountants & Bookkeepers ......................................38 Acupuncture .......................................................................38 Agent .....................................................................................38 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration .............................38 Antennas & Installation ................................................38 Antiques / Restoration ..................................................38 Appliance Repair ..............................................................38 Architects .............................................................................38 Automotive .........................................................................38 Bathroom Renovations .................................................38 Blinds, Awnings, Curtains, Shutters........................38 Bricklaying ..........................................................................38 Building Trades .................................................................39 Bush Regen & Weed Control .......................................39 Carpet Cleaning ................................................................39 Chimney Sweeping .........................................................39 Chiropractic ........................................................................39 Cleaning ...............................................................................39 Computer Services ..........................................................39 Concreting & Paving .......................................................39 Decks, Patios & Extensions..........................................39 Dentists .................................................................................39 Design & Drafting ............................................................39 Digital Fabrication...........................................................39 Driveway Maintenance .................................................39 Earthmoving & Excavation..........................................39 Electricians ..........................................................................40 Fencing..................................................................................40 Flooring ................................................................................40 Floor Sanding & Polishing ...........................................40 Garage Doors .....................................................................40 Garden & Property Maintenance .............................40 Garden Design...................................................................40 Gas Suppliers .....................................................................40 Glaziers .................................................................................40 Guttering..............................................................................40 Handypersons ...................................................................40 Health ....................................................................................40 Hire..........................................................................................40 Kitchens ................................................................................40 Landscape Design ...........................................................40 Landscaping ......................................................................41 Laundry Services ..............................................................41 Lawnmower Repairs .......................................................41 Lighting ................................................................................41 Locksmith ............................................................................41 Osteopathy .........................................................................41 Painting ................................................................................41 Permaculture......................................................................41 Pest Control ........................................................................41 Photography ......................................................................41 Physiotherapy ...................................................................41 Picture Framing ................................................................41 Picture Hanging ................................................................41 Plastering.............................................................................41 Plumbers ..............................................................................41 Podiatry ................................................................................41 Printing & Copying Services .......................................42 Removalists.........................................................................42 Roofing..................................................................................42 Rubbish Removal .............................................................42 Scrap Metal Merchants .................................................42 Septic Systems...................................................................42 Sewing & Alterations......................................................42 Solar Installation ..............................................................42 Swimming Pools ...............................................................42 Tiling ......................................................................................42 Tree Services ......................................................................42 Upholstery...........................................................................42 Valuers ..................................................................................42 Veterinary Surgeons ......................................................42 Water Filters .......................................................................42 Water Tanks & Tank Cleaning .....................................42 Welding .................................................................................42 Window Tinting .................................................................42

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BRICKLAYING BRICK/BLOCK LAYING Contractors. Lic 291958C. Phone Mark .....................................04=09 444268

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Window Cleaning Professionals

FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600 THE DECK DOCTOR Sanding & refinishing, cable balustrading. Free quotes. Richard ...0407 821690 DECK REPAIRS, BUILDING & MAINTENANCE ..........................................................0403 793834

DENTISTS GAVIN STUART & MARTIN ACKLAND Banora Seaview Dental, Banora Point 30 mins north of Ewingsdale. Open Sat. early & late appointments ................................07 55234090 LITTLE LANE DENTAL, MULLUMBIMBY ...........................................................................66842816 BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE.......................................................................66851264

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EXTENSIONS & RENOVATIONS Excellent quality. Builder: Levi Alexander Lic 189611C ..0402 434154

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CARPENTER HANDYMAN FB Greg’s Handyman Services Byron Bay Lic No 1039897....0414 109595

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Jai – 0467 482 948

Roadworks incl Driveways, Carparks & General Excavation

Carpet and upholstery cleaning, urine extraction, rust removal, heavy traffic areas, deodorising and sanitation. Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa

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EARTHMOVING PLANT HIRE

TENDER LOVING CARE Specialising in household carpet cleaning Speedy Drying

(02) 6684 1001

20 Year+s Exp.

DONE & DUSTED CLEANING Going the extra mile, professional, dependable...............0498 731447

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Consistently good work. Home and office ..............................................0403 585741

CARPET CLEANING

FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!

sales@brianspatios.com.au

BAREFOOT BUILDING DESIGN www.barefootbuildingdesign.com..........Bob Acton 0407 787993

FABRICA JOINERY Quality kitchens/timber doors/windows. Lic 244652C .........................66808162

Kevin & Margaret Bower

Phone Boyd

410 946

DAVID ROBINSON DESIGN DRAFTING All Council & construction requirements ......0419 880048

BUILDER – JOHN McGAURAN Personalised Service. 20 yrs exp. Lic 170208C .............0415 793242

TLC

30 years Experience

Servicing Tweed to Ballina

BANGALOW DENTAL In the Medical Centre Complex, Bangalow ......................................66872766

• Window Cleaning • Screens & Tracks • Pressure Washing • House •Roof • Paths • Solar

Award Winning Builders • Renovations • Extensions • New Homes

0412 497 637

DECKS, PATIOS & EXTENSIONS

purely support, advice & tech mentorship

EARTHMOVING & PLANT HIRE 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

BLACKS CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS AHHA member, insured. 3rd generation .....66771905

Training & assessment: earthmoving plant & forklift – nationally recognised qualifications

CHIROPRACTIC

0410 056 228 / 0427 663 678

BAY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Peter Wuehr 17 Bangalow Rd Byron Bay ..............................66855282

STEVE BROWN EARTHMOVING

WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIRO (lowforce) 8/9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Andrew Badman...66858553 MICHAEL SCHWAGER 108 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby ...................................................66841962 RENT-A-GEEK Mobile PC Repair (Byron Shire) ....................................................................66844335 WORKRIGHT COMPUTER SUPPORT Mobile service. For Home & Business .................0422 804449 MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC Massage, chiropractic & fitness. 110 Dalley St .........................66841028

CAPE BYRON HOLISTIC CHIROPRACTIC Shane Eade. 6/14 Middleton St .....................0467 660323

CLEANING

ACTION WINDOW & PRESSURE CLEANING

• 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

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CONCRETING & PAVING

DARYL 0418 234 302 OR 02 6680 1793

Augers – hole boring. All general earthworks, excavators, positrack, bobcat, roller and tipper hire.

5.5 TONNE EXCAVATOR, POSITRACK & TIPPER HIRE

SALISBURY CONCRETING

Over 25 yrs local experience. All forms of concreting. • Residential Civil Industrial. • Resurfacing and rejuvenation of existing concrete. • Steel fixing & formwork.

Rock walls, clearing, house shed and tank pads.

Ph: 6684 0160 Mob: 0439 840 160

Lic.136717c

BYRON BAY CHIROPRACTIC CENTRE Bruce Campbell. 1/12 Tasman Way, A&I Estate ....66858159

Specialising in road repairs & driveways

Specialising in road works, land clearing, retaining walls and general earthworks. Augers and rock grab available.

EXPERIENCED OPERATORS | FREE QUOTES 0432 299 283

JASON COOTE CONCRETING All concreting work, form work, steel fixing Lic 261424C ......0421 957506 NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65hp chain trencher, mini excavator, cable locating...0402 716857 PLATINUM CONCRETE 20 years experience. Free quotes. Lic 225874C. Justin ..............0458 773788 BANGALOW MINI DIGGER SERVICE Exp operator 1.8 tonne multiple attachments .....0413 878978 CRAFTSMAN CONCRETE POLISHING Concrete grinding & polishing, surface prep. Phil ...0402 560382 BYRON BAY BOBCAT & TIPPER HIRE Driveways, rubbish removal. Ian.......................0412 853479

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Service Directory ELECTRICIANS

THE BURBS MOWING All suburban mowing. Andrew .................................................0431 248888

LICENCE NO:175956C ABN: 03 113 342 699

BIO GARDENS Horticulturist for all your gardening needs. Reasonable rates ...............0459 175729

GARDEN DESIGN

02 66 804 173 All Jobs Small or Large

Domestic Commercial

Lic: 154293c

AH

GRASSROOTS PROPERTY CARE Garden maintenance. Acreage & residential mowing .0434 637804

GARAGE DOORS 24 HOUR SERVICE

0439 624 945

QUALITY GARAGE DOORS TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS

7 Stinson Street, Ballina Ph: 02 6686 4238 W: www.cmgd.com.au E: info@cmgd.com.au

GARDEN DESIGN, FENG SHUI www.simplybeautifulspaces.com.au...........................Lyn 0428 884329

Garage Doors & Openers

DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL

GAS SUPPLIERS Free Delivery

Locally Owned Est 18 years

No Rental Reliable

JAMIE 0408 809 817

www.brunswickvalleygas.com

6680 1575 or 0408 760 609

licence no. 201775c

ELECTRICAL Steve Nicholls ph: 0455 445 343 lic: EC28753

netdaily.net.au

North Coast news daily:

GLAZIERS

GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

SECURITY, DATA, TV Tim Nicholls ph: 0468 384 203 lic: 000102498

24/7 EMERGENCY GLASS 0415 660 801

nichollselectrical@outlook.com

6685 8588 Mirrors • Security doors and screens Shower screens • Commercial glazing BYRON GLASS & ALUMINIUM Home, Shop & Office. 24 hr/7 days. Lic 313329C ..............66808123

0458 267 777

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!

Lic. 211410C

0497 413 344 • www.charlibearlawncare.com

Suffolk Park    Lic No: 143433C | ACRS Master Cabler A017916

Luke McDermott

• Acreage & Residential Lawnmowing • Property Maintenance & Gardening Services • Rubbish Removals, Storm Cleanup • Light Chainsawing • Brushcutting/Edging • Hedging/Blowing

0414 905 900

COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C .......................... 0439 624945 or 66804173 RONNIE SPINKS Everything electrical. Lic 27673 .........................................................0429 802355

Paola Landscapes Pty Ltd Garden Clean Ups Gutter Cleaning Lawn Maintenance Irrigation & Repairs Hedge Trimming Planting & Lawn Edging Turf Laying Full Garden Maintenance Servicing Residential, Commercial and Government PLEASE CALL MATTHEW PAOLA 0431 871 245

CHRIS APPEL. Ocean Shores. Lic EC 22349.....................................................................0422 607444 JIM LABELLE ELECTRICAL O.Shores, Mullum, Byron, Brunswick. Lic 176417C..............0415 126028 SPINKS ELECTRICAL Lic 284939C..................................................................Call Mitch 0421 843477 NEW ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Electrician & solar. Level 2 ASP meters u’g. Lic 219161C...0419 556639 BLUE BEE ELECTRICAL 25 years experience. Lic 189508C. Call Dave ............................0429 033801

Frameless and Semi-Frameless

GLASS POOL FENCING Byron and Beyond FENCING

0416 424 256

BYRON & BEYOND FENCING Any fence, any time, prompt quotes....... 66804766 or 0416 424256 EDL FENCING Installations & repairs. Prompt service ............................. 66771852 or 0432 107262

FLOOR SANDING & POLISHING

• Acreage Mowing Specialist • Irrigation • Landscaping • Rubbish Removal Byron Shire – Ballina Shire • Fully Licensed & Insured

Contact Vadi: 0404 • • • • •

978 383

byronlawnranger@gmail.com

www.byronlawnranger.com

0407 065 849

AWESOME REPAIRS Professional, commercial & domestic. Wayne...............................0423 218417 THE HANDYMAN CAN All home maintenance, repairs, painting, odd jobs etc .............0427 110953 RELIABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES Michael ...........................................66844970 or 0405 325569 HANDYMAN All services and areas. Reliable and friendly. $35/hour.............................0403 793834

HEALTH • OTHER HEALTH RELATED SECTIONS IN THIS SERVICE DIRECTORY: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Counselling, Dentists, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy

f Reconnect to your inner truth and spirit R oo Ph eso tG , Le tress y Shift out of dysfunctional patterns Me ysic lve Em nt a S iet x o al l, Align with a love of life An & Iss tion & th ue al eal h s Discover your fulfilment ill

inherentwellbeing.com.au

0401 660 073

1st fl, 55 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby 2482

THE BYRON BAY GARDEN & LANDSCAPING COMPANY Structural Landscaping • Paving • Stonework • Timber work • Retaining wall • Garden maintenance • Planting • Turfing • Mulching • Hedging • Lawns

0434 329 111

MULLUM.MOWING@gmail.com. Ride-on, large lawns & acreage. Ph Peter................0423 756394

A-Z Lawns & acreage, trees & hedges, clean ups & tip runs, all gutters ..........................0405 625697 A.C.E. LAWNMOWING & GARDENING Best rates, reliable, guaranteed.............Sam 0438 655763

Richard Neylan 0407 821 690

MOW JOES Lawn & property maintenance, ride-on mowing. Fully insured ..........Steve 0407 065849

FLOORING

HANDY ANDY Carpentry, plastering, welding ......................................... 66884324 or 0476 600956

Inherent Well Being

LEAF IT TO US Acreage mowing specialists, all sizes ......................................................0402 487213

NJH FLOOR SANDING Eco oils, hard wax oils & water-based finishes. Nathan .............0420 215716

A.S.A.P. All renos, carpentry, plastering, painting, studios & bathrooms .......................0405 625697

The Inherent Well Being Centre

Property maintenance All Mowing jobs Landscaping Pressure cleaning Tip runs

• Non-toxic finishes • Free quotes Email richardneylan1@bigpond.com

HANDYPERSONS

G LANZENI HANDYMAN SERVICE & property maintenance. Byron Bay ....................0412 395604

GUTTERS CLEANED Solar panel cleaning, all areas, free quotes, fully insured ... 66841778 or 0405 922839

The Floor Sander NEW AND OLD FLOORS AND DECKING

GUTTERING & DOWNPIPES Leaf Guard. Lic 60414C. Darryl Patterson .........................0414 889453

THF SERVICES Home maintenance and general repairs, garden irrigation ...................0402 019625

GCV ELECTRICAL Domestic, commercial, industrial. Lic No 319893C Phone Craig ........0407 991730

GLASS & ALUMINIUM POOL FENCING PROFESSIONALS 0499 178 297 psgfencingnsw@gmail.com

www.spotlessgutters.com.au

0405 922 839 or AH 6684 1778 ABN 180 623 364 42

A TO Z HANDYMAN SERVICES Tip runs, pressure cleaning, gardening, odd jobs ....Andre 66847553 or 0439 495247

JP ELECTRICAL Level 2 ASP Under-g/O-head lines, Pwr poles, Solar. Lic 133082C ........0432 289705

POOLSAFE GLASS FENCING

 Gutter guard  Gutter cleaning  Locally owned  Fully insured  Free quotes Call Junior for friendly, genuine advice and service.

0429 994 189 info@slashmesilly.com.au www.slashmesilly.com.au

BYRON BAY ELECTRICAL Geoff Bensley. Lic EC 34079 ...................................................0427 857824

FENCING

GUTTERING

MULLUMBIMBY COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTRE 60 Stuart St...............................66841511 ACUPUNCTURE & COSMETIC MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne ...........................................66857366 MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Massage, Herbs. .............................66843002 WWW.EASTCOASTPILATES.COM.AU Judy Leane BSpSc ..............................................0408 110006 THERAPIST & INTEGRATIVE BODYWORKER www.jessicahallock.com ......................0416 161104

HIRE MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more ........................www.mullumhire.com.au 66843003 BYRON HIRE Building & home handyman equipment hire ........ www.byronhire.com.au 66856228

KITCHENS SHAUN LEMURA KITCHENS Byron 20 yrs+ exp Lic 290290C www.slbyronbay.com ...0499 771769

D HINGED Kitchens & Joinery. Lic 283553C. www.hinged.com.au ....................... Dave 0409 843689 PAUL’S MOWING Lawns, edges, hedges, local & reliable. Mullum, Bruns, O.Shores ......0422 958791 ABOVEBOARD KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & ALTERATIONS Lic 80677C ...................0415 661814 A GREEN EARTH Garden restoration, maintenance, tree & rubbish removal ................0405 716552 TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVALS 4m3 trailer..............................................................0408 210772

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

STRONGARM LANDSCAPING & GARDEN MAINTENANCE Acreage mowing..............0402 917519 BEAU JARDIN We design & build beautiful gardens www.beaujardin.com.au Lic 177274C ...0417 054443

FINISHED FLOORS Premium service at a quality price. 7 days. ..........................Danny 0403 646852 PRESTIGE ACREAGE CARE Acreage mowing specialist ...............................................0490 023964 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Garden Design & Property Planning. Andrew Pawsey ..........0478 519804

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Service Directory LANDSCAPING

PAINTING

PHOTOGRAPHY

â&#x20AC;˘ DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING INFO: When dealing with home owners, painters are required

Tree Faerie Fotos

to quote a licence number only for external work valued over $5000.

BYRON BAY

1176 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby (just past golf course)

â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic & Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Servicing all areas â&#x20AC;˘ Workmanship guaranteed â&#x20AC;˘ Attention to detail

6684 2323 / 0418 663 983

0438 784 226 â&#x20AC;˘ 6685 4154

Shaun Savage Landscapes

Lic No 189144C

ALL-WAYS PAINTING

â&#x20AC;˘ Sand â&#x20AC;˘ Soils â&#x20AC;˘ Gravels â&#x20AC;˘ Pots & statues â&#x20AC;˘ Lots, lots more

www.treefaeriefotos.com â&#x20AC;˘ 0417 427 518

PHYSIOTHERAPY BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, acupuncture, mat/reformer Pilates classes.

Established 2008 ~ Lic No: 247282c

Kim Snellgrove, Cally Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara ................................................................................................66872330

Specialising in: â&#x20AC;˘ Retaining Walls â&#x20AC;˘ Pool Surrounds â&#x20AC;˘ Block Work â&#x20AC;˘ Paving â&#x20AC;˘ TurďŹ ng â&#x20AC;˘ Stonework

NICK EDMOND Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 466 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.....................................................................................66845288

0405 594 288

20 Years Experience

Professional â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Personal 30+ years experience in commercial photography and photojournalism

ANTHONY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St ... 66853511 CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel ..................Bangalow 66872337 & Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bah 66723818

CRACKER DUST ROAD BASE FIRE WOOD

SOIL MULCH GRAVEL

18 Lucky Lane Billinudgel Industrial Estate

landscaping supplies

PETRA KARNI Physio, Craniosacral, Alexander Technique. Byron. Open Saturdays.......0403 226858 OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, dry needling, custom orthotics, shock

YVES DE WILDE

QUALITY PAINTING SERVICES

wave therapy, real time ultrasound. Nigel Pitman, Ilse V Oostenbrugge, Steve Clifford.......66803499

XFINALIST OF THE MASTER PAINTERS OF AUSTRALIA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE XENVIRO FRIENDLY PAINTING

0266 804555 www.duluxaccredited.com.au

X6680 7573 0415 952 494 Xwww.yvesdewilde.com.au LIC 114372C

EWINGSDALE PHYSIO Renata Tenta. Matrix Rhythm Therapy, home visits avail................66847838 PETER FARRELL Cold laser, manual therapy & exercise, Mullumbimby ..............................66843385 INSPIRING MOVEMENT Kerrie Hart Feldenkrais method, physiotherapy.....................0499 200622

PICTURE FRAMING BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel ........................66803444

Lic 308722C

Landscape Design | Construction | Retaining Walls | Pergolas | Paving Dylan 0409 785 584 E: otr.creativelandscaping@gmail.com

EST 2004 | LIC 212479C

â&#x20AC;˘ LANDSCAPE DESIGN â&#x20AC;˘ PAVING â&#x20AC;˘ RETAINING WALLS â&#x20AC;˘ PERGOLAS â&#x20AC;˘ IRRIGATION & DRAINAGE â&#x20AC;˘ DECKS CALL 1300 726 421

info@geckolandscapesolutions.com.au | geckolandscapesolutions.com.au SUBTROPICALLANDSCAPES.COM.AU 20 years exp. Lic 231789C ................................0405 122456

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BYRON BAY GALLERY Framing 17 Lawson St. Byron Bay Phone Tommy ....................0414 749278

PICTURE HANGING

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PROFESSIONAL ART, OBJECTS & PICTURE HANGING Phone Lenny ..........................0407 031294

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PLASTERING

Mark Wopling

ABN 31 490 733 798 LIC 203196C

Painting & Decorating Accredited

MULLUM PICTURE FRAMERS Stuart St rear lane behind Mitre 10 ............................0403 734791 Lic 167371C

QualiďŹ ed Structural Landscaper

 

24 years experience

QUALIFIED â&#x20AC;˘ INSURED â&#x20AC;˘ LOCAL â&#x20AC;˘ FREE QUOTES The ďŹ nishing touch to your home

Mob: 0409 451 518

mwoplingpainting@hotmail.com

PLASTERING CONTRACTOR DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL

C. A. Warwick Lic. No. 114578C Â&#x2021;)UHHTXRWHVÂ&#x2021;*\SURFNĂ&#x20AC;[LQJ VHWWLQJ

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451 186 / 6680 4660

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BUSH ROCKS All sizes / mossy, can deliver. Ron ...................................... 66298208 or 0429 398208 AD PAINTING by John Hand. Lic 13246C ................................................ 0413 185399 or 66841249

COL JENKINS PLASTER Gyprock, renovations, repairs. No job too small ......................0401 078733 DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION www.varendorfflandscapes.com Lic 39791 ...6845035 or 0414 842602 BAY AREA PAINTING Lic No 289979C. Free quotes .......................................................0405 609598 GLENN WATERS For the finish you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see. Lic 58928C...............................................0427 908129 LEMONTREELANDSCAPES.COM.AU Liam. Lic No 277154C .........................................0423 700853 ROOF PAINTING Repair, clean, repaint metal roofs from $1950. Lic 237105C ..............0414 587884 QUALITY LOCAL PAINTER & GYPROCK REPAIRS..........................................Jarrah 0459 351942

LAUNDRY SERVICES

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

PERMACULTURE

PLUMBERS NEED A PLUMBER? DRAINER? GASFITTER?

LAUNDRY

Chay 0429 805 081

FAST TURNAROUND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AIR BNB â&#x20AC;˘ Self serve / service wash â&#x20AC;˘ New front loaders & dryers â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic & commercial services

20 YEARS LOCAL SERVICE

Mullum Wash House â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0439 001 545 Bangalow Wash House â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0412 302 246

Licence No. 207479C

SHANE TURNER LANDSCAPES 25 years experience. Creative, reliable & affordable .0418 688171

OPEN EVERY DAY

LAWNMOWER REPAIRS

PEST CONTROL

TYAGARAH MOWER REPAIRS 69 McAuleys Lane, Mullumbimby .................................0488 094025

Lighting Showroom Open 9am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm Mon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fri Unit 5, 21-23 Tasman Way, Byron A+I Estate Free on-site consultancy 6680 7007 creativelightingsolutions.com.au

CREATIVE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS LOCKSMITH

Professional Property Protection you can Trust â&#x20AC;˘ Targeted treatments for all pests with â&#x20AC;&#x153;no sprayâ&#x20AC;? cockroach treatments â&#x20AC;˘ If you have found live termites, do not disturb them and call us for advice! No cost for quoting on active termites Relax, when safety, reputation and experience matters, we are the experts

6685 4490 or AH on 0414 769 018

www.sanctuarypest.com.au

02 6681 6555

All Plumbing Blocked drains GasďŹ tting Solar Hot Water

0404 053 857

Lic. No. 206913C

LIGHTING

 Free quotes on active termites  Environmentally safe

YOUR PEST & TERMITE SPECIALISTS www.allpestsolutions.com.au

MOBILE LOCKSMITH SERVICE Automotive car keys & lock installation/repair .............0412 764148

OSTEOPATHY JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C................0438 668025

OSTEOPATHY

BILL CONNORS All plumbing/draining. Lic #1051 .................................. 66801403 or 0414 801403 HRH PLUMBING Providing a prompt, reliable & efficient service. Lic 220755C ............0402 652017

at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre

Dr. Matthew Fourro (Osteo) Dr. Egbert Weber (Osteo) 60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby | 02 6626 7900

THE PEST MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Second opinion / alternative views. 50 yrs exp .....0418 110714

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

MARK STRATTON All plumbing & emergency. Sewer drain camera/locator. Lic 57803C ....0419 019035 BRUNSWICK BYRON PEST CONTROL................................................................................66842018 ADM PLUMBING SERVICESâ&#x20AC;Ś (NO JOB TOO SMALL)â&#x20AC;Ś Lic 234528C. ....... Call Adam 0466 992483 RAYMOND LYNCH PEST MANAGEMENT General pests & termites ..............................0418 850601 BLOCKED DRAINS Drain camera, no dig repairs. Drain Pipe King. Lic 237124C ...................66770004

NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY Jodie Jacobs. Mon, Wed, Fri..............................................66857517 BIRD SPIKES. A safe way to deter unwanted birds. Andrew .........................................0431 248888 LPC PLUMBING Plumbing, draining, gas fitting. Sth Golden Bch. Lic 289868C. Luke ....0401 633222

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Service Directory PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES

TREE SERVICES

PRINTWORKS Traditional / Digital art@mullumprintworks.com.au .................................66843633

REMOVALISTS

Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Move & More

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

netdaily.net.au

North Coast news daily:

0429 149 533 Est 2006

NORTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT

NEWT

CHOPPY CHOP TREE SERVICES The Fully Insured Professionals

â&#x20AC;˘ Stump Grinding â&#x20AC;˘ Bobcat â&#x20AC;˘ Cherrypicker â&#x20AC;˘ Crane Truck â&#x20AC;˘ 18â&#x20AC;? Chipper

TRINE SOLUTIONS Local waste specialists. Plumbers, drainers & gas fitters. Lic 138031C .. 0407 439805

SEWING & ALTERATIONS

Mark Linder QualiďŹ ed Arborist 0408 202 184 choppychoptrees@bigpond.com

SEWING Repairs & alterations. Byron Bay & all areas. Phone Jan ..................................0427 570812

SOLAR INSTALLATION

SHIRE REMOVALS & FREIGHT CO

Pioneers of the solar industry

Serving Northern NSW since 1998

From Middle Pocket to Middle Earth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just give us a ring

â&#x20AC;˘ Freight services to Brisbane weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Carriers of ďŹ ne art â&#x20AC;˘ Furniture removal â&#x20AC;˘ E-bay pick up & delivery

Call us on 6679 7228

Your local, qualiďŹ ed team. m 0428 320 262 Specialists in standalone & e sunbeamsolar@bigpond.com grid interact system designs.

Electric Lic 124600c

6681 4912 / 0409 917646

LdS Silviculture Specialising in all aspects of tree work including milling services

LEAPFROG REMOVALS

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BYRON BAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LOCAL REMOVALIST MOVING THE SHIRE FOR OVER 10 YEARS

0432 334 200 02 6680 8170 leapfrogremovals@yahoo.com.au

Eddy 0477 Karl 0423

720 200 396 508

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SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES ............................................. Call Tim 66877677 or 0417 698227

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PETER GRAY Dip Arb. AQF5. Consulting arborist ...........................................................0414 186161

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MAN WITH A VAN/TRUCK Reasonable rates. Phone Don ............................................0414 282813

OUT ON A LIMB Tree removal, chipping, stump grinding. Free quotes .........................0402 191316

UPHOLSTERY BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Now at Billinudgel. Re-covering specialists.............................66805255

Electrical License # QLD: 72258 | NSW: 227562C

BENNY CAN MOVE IT! .................................................................................................0402 199999

BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY Soft furnishings & outdoor................................................0403 713303

ROOFING

VALUERS BYRON BAY VALUERS NSW & QLD regâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Chartered Valuers ................... 0431 245460 or 66857010

DOMESTIC â&#x20AC;˘ INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL

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VETERINARY SURGEONS

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Not all solar systems are created equalâ&#x20AC;Ś

Email: montysmetalrooďŹ ng@gmail.com www.montysmetalrooďŹ ng.com.au

LIC: 223489C

ZAC MACTAGGART METAL ROOFING PTY LTD

Patrick - 0425 256 802

ROOF PAINTING & REPAIRS Free quotes. Lic 1134084. Joe .........................................0414 587884

6680 8200 or 0418 108 181 IN IN H

â&#x20AC;˘ All pool requirements â&#x20AC;˘ Professional advice â&#x20AC;˘ Water testing â&#x20AC;˘ Friendly service â&#x20AC;˘ Pool servicing 73 Station St, Mullumbimby (opp. Council chambers)

6684 3003

OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialists ......................................... 0412 161564 or 66841232 BYRON SKIPS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 2, 3, 4 & 6 m3 bins available ..............................0450 300360

MULLUM POOL SHOP Water testing, eco products, mobile service, repairs................0418 666839

TILING

TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 4m3 trailer................................................................0408 210772 A UTE LOAD OF STUFF .................................................................................................0408 210772

Dirty Tiles & Grout?

SCRAP METAL MERCHANTS

...forget pointless scrubbing

BYRON CASH FOR SCRAP FREE

for home, commercial and rural properties

ATTENTION POOL OWNERS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

ll ff for a Drop owashing steel, es and machin ers dry

The Water Filter Experts

SWIMMING POOLS

0411 683 003 ALL ROOF CLEANING Experienced, insured & fast free quotes. Call ..............................0419 789600

WATER FILTERS

www.junoenergy.com.au licence number: 255292C

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Contact Juno Energy, your household and commercial solar installation specialists. Authorised Northern Rivers LG solar/battery dealer and Sonnen battery dealer.

MULLUM VET CLINIC Richard Gregory, Erin Tottenham, Bec Patison. 24 hrs 7 days ..........66843818

@ BRUNSWICK BYRON AUTO WRECKERS Buying: â&#x20AC;˘ Scrap metal â&#x20AC;˘ Aluminium â&#x20AC;˘ Copper â&#x20AC;˘ Brass â&#x20AC;˘ Lead â&#x20AC;˘ Car Batteries Next to Tyagarah Service Station

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SEPTIC SYSTEMS

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 MEMBER

Installing, maintaining and repairing onsite sewerage management systems in Tweed & Byron Shires for over 25 years.

M 0418 754 149 P 07 5523 9930 NSW Lic. L10007 QLD Lic. 13395

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Phone Chris 0414 229 114

WATER TANKS & TANK CLEANING Professional Water Tank Cleaning Installation and maintenance of water filters for rural and suburban properties h your Deal wit erator local op

Call Ben on 0456 606 911 www.groutpro.com.au

FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!

Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa

SEWERAGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

$399

FULLY Water puriďŹ cation systems INST ALLED IN YOUR Rainwater Filters HOME Whole house ďŹ ltration systems

0408 232 066

TILE & GROUT CLEANING

Servicing the Far North Coast for 20Â years. Free quotes. Experienced local technicians. ChemDryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patented cleaning systems.

WINTER SPECIAL:

Every 5th m2 FREE

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

WE CLEAN WATER TANKS

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Call Peter BYRON SHIRE

0487 777 247 www.pristinewater.com.au

WATER FILTERS SUPPLY AND SERVICE

WATER TANK CLEANING/WATER TANKS Concrete tank repairs. All areas .. 66888055 or 0407 002833 SCRUBBED Tank cleaning, repairs & liner installs. Call Matt & Nick....... 0411 425678 or 66884478

WELDING WELDING & FABRICATION Structural, general & repairs. Trade qualified. Rod ............0408 410545

MD TILING SOLUTIONS Wall & floor tiling, water proofing. Lic 286371C .....................0406 858290 PHI TILING / WATERPROOFING Free quotes. Helpful advice. Lic No 179306C ..................66801168

WINDOW TINTING

COST EFFECTIVE LEAKING SHOWER REPAIR Lic 286371C ......................................0406 858290 PETEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TILING PTY LTD Wall and floor tiling, waterproofing. Lic 1186218 .................0447 327536 SUNRISE W. T. NO BUBBLES, NO TROUBLES Cars, homes & offices ..........................0412 158478

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Classifieds INDEX Annual General Meetings ..... 43 Birthdays ................................ 45 Businesses For Sale.............. 44 Childcare................................ 43 Death Notices ........................ 45 For Sale ................................. 44 Garage Sales........................ 44 Halls For Hire........................ 44 Health Notices ....................... 43 Houses For Sale .................... 44 Items under $100 .................. 44 Motor Bikes ............................ 44 Motor Vehicles ....................... 44 Musical Notes ........................ 45 Only Adults ............................ 46 Pets ........................................ 46 Positions Vacant .................... 44 Professional Services ............ 43 Public Notices ........................ 43 Removalists ........................... 44 Return Thanks ....................... 45 Share Accommodation .......... 44 Short Term Accommodation .. 44 Social Escorts........................ 46 To Lease ................................ 44 To Let ..................................... 44 Tradework .............................. 44 Tree Services ......................... 44 Tuition .................................... 45 Valentines Day ....................... 45 Wanted .................................. 44 Wanted To Lease ................... 44 Work Wanted ......................... 45

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Osho

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Meditation Day

8a.m. Silent Dynamic meditation 10a.m. Osho Discourse 12 m.d. Dance meditation 2.30 Nadabrahama meditation 4.30 Kundalini meditation 6p.m. Osho Evening meditation

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6688 2494

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North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au

AGMs PERIWINKLE PRESCHOOL AGM Wednesday 7 March, 7.30pm at the Preschool. All welcome

CHILDCARE BABY-SITTING I love looking after children and I am a great cook, $15/hr. Phone 0424025271

This life-changing Father & Son program supports young men in creating a healthy vision for the future. It addresses the physical, emotional and psychological changes happening in your son's life through a safe and structured Rite of Passage process designed by Dr Arne Rubinstein and his team. PROGRAM DATES 11 - 15 APRIL 2018 YarraKoora, Byron Bay NSW

02 8003 3905 www.themakingofmen.com info@themakingofmen.com HONEY BEES Learn how to keep them! Learn and enjoy this fascinating hobby. I’m in the Byron region. Phone Tom 0403866744

Are you doing it tough?

BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE CAFE Open every Sunday for homemade jam & 1 hour before show times STUDIO hire in Byron. Dance, pilates, artist, martial arts, etc. Ph 0439681217

AGELESS GRACE

FOOD RELIEF BAGS

Creating new neural pathways through seated movement to music. Fun, social, good for body & brain. Thurs 12-1pm $5 CWA Hall, Bruns. Kristen 0497008277

THIS THURSDAY

INDONESIAN DANCE CLASS Starts 6pm Wed 21/2. An exciting prof dancer from Bali is teaching dance in Byron, 10 weeks only. Book Now 0422878681

will be available

from 9 till 11am at The Hub Baptist Ocean Shores Cnr Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way (next to Target, enter via kids play area)

For anyone who finds themselves in need of food assistance. No concession cards required. Just come along, pick up a bag, stay for a cuppa and a chat.

Ocean Shores MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

www.thehubbaptist.org

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

KINESIOLOGY

PROF. SERVICES

DENTURES

HYPNOSIS & EFT

LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD Free consultation. SANDRO 66805002

HEALTH

Simple and effective solutions Anxiety, Cravings, Fears & Trauma. Maureen Bracken 0402205352

COLONICS

PERSONAL TRAINING Make 2018 your best one yet. Get fit, stay fit. dietary advice, competitive rates. Mature age welcome. Ph 0415216095 THAI MASSAGE With male, 1hr $50, Brunswick Heads. Ph Nui 0413710742

VINYASA FLOW

Integrated Yoga practice with Consta. Yellow Church, Mullum. Mon & Wed 7–8am, Tues & Thurs 9.30–11am, Fri 6.45am–7.45am. Ph 0401438679 www.mullumbimbyoga.com WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN WHERE YOU’RE AT? Transpersonal Psychology Ariel Rowan 0404272267

HEALING BODYWORK 25 YEARS EXP Restorative, Remedial, Pregnancy, Spinal Massage. Scenar Therapy & Trigger Points, Facial Harmony & Facials. Tiana 0401875725 – byroncloud9.com

PROGRAM DATES 2 - 4 MARCH 2018 YarraKoora, Byron Bay NSW

BEAUTIFUL RELAXING DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE Treat Yourself. Call now 0410395368

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

REMEDIAL MASSAGE Sport, deep tissue, remedial, reflexology 20 years exp. Ph TAS 0417924691. Sunrise $50 half hour, $70 per hour

3-day residential with Dr Arne Rubinstein and his team aimed at giving participants the experience and understanding of how to create a Rite of Passage for their community, family or people they work with.

ALOHA HEALING WITH NAOMI Strength with intuitive depth. Deep tissue & Kahuna 23yrs exp. 0417212540

Feb 15th - April 5th 10-11am Thurs

$15 per class 0435 310 793

NIA MOVE TO HEAL Gentle movement, for all bodies. Civic Hall Mullum. Weds. 6.30pm. 0413465199 REIKI 1 COURSE 24 & 25th Feb. Reiki 2 course in May. Call Tracie 0437174804 HAWAIIAN MASSAGE Ocean Shores Michaela. 0416332886 HAWAIIAN TEMPLE BODYWORK Nourishing deep tissue – Special $500 for 5 x 90min sessions (save $100) Amber 0424376741 HOUSE CLEARING Just moved into a new home? Feeling like your home isn't feeling right? I can help assist clearing energies from your home & give healthy home tips. $70ph Amber 0424376741

…feel the difference

SUZANNE BOURCHIER psychologist 02 6685 5670

Martin Frank

HYPNOTHERAPY, NLP & COACHING www.wendypurdey.com.au

Treating all your health care needs. Overcome negativity and obstacles to become your ideal self within every aspect of your life. Feel excited! Call today and begin the journey. 

6680 2630

ADAGIO THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Clarkes Bch, Byron Bay. Remedial, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Relaxation, Aroma Touch. Joshua 0423703623

TWO WINGS PSYCHOLOGY

8 week Yoga Journey

You deserve it!

Offering colonic hydrotherapy, sauna and naturopathy at our beachside clinic. Call or text 0458633869 www.byronbaydetoxretreats.com.au

PHYSIOTHERAPIST Mon–Fri 9am–5pm

20 Shirley St, Byron Bay

6685 8532

Kate Chase BAppSc, Grad Dip Relationship Therapy Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

relationship counselling family mediation co-parenting coaching tel: 0402 207 137 www.KateChase.com.au

27 years experience.

Fund BAYSIDE ACUPUNCTURE Health Rebates & AND HERBAL MEDICINE Hicaps Available

Becky Martin

Dr David King

(Acupuncturist) Women’s Health Children, Cosmetic Acutonics® (Fri & Sat)

(Chinese Medicine) Pain conditions Mental/emotional disturbances & general (Mon-Thurs)

14 PARK STREET, BRUNSWICK HEADS | 02 6685 1088 | BAYSIDEACUPUNCTURE.COM

ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE MASSAGE ACUTONICS®

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5–6.30PM Saturdays 10AM–12PM 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 LEVEL 1 AND ONE DAY A FORNIGHT LEVEL 2 YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS BEGIN MARCH-BOOK NOW! Tel: 02 6685 9910 Mob: 0418 441 437 flo@intouchyogabyronbay.com Flo Fenton, Senior Yoga Teacher intouchyogabyronbay.com

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First Aid

SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES

for emotions Sat 10 March Rapid stress release Sun 11 March with Parijat Wismer. Respond to stress & trauma with creative & effective self care protocols. Invest $220/day or both $400. 66857991

• Cherry Picker • Wood Chipper • Stump Grinder • Tree Surgeon • Fully Insured

Diana Ewing

Mulch Supplies

• Yoga • Shiatsu • Massage

M: 0407 455 212 www.dianaewing.com

HUDSON

PSYCHOLOGY Mondays and Wednesdays in Bangalow. 6687 1683 0433 700 547

Inherent Well Being Shift out of dysfunctional patterns Gwen Channer Modern Psychology, Hypnosis, Coaching, Quantum Touch 0401 660 073 inherentwellbeing.com.au

BRENT VERCO

CHIROPRACTOR MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC 6684 1028

MON TUE WED THU FRI PM & SAT AM

HALLS FOR HIRE COORABELL HALL WEDDINGS, GIGS, CLASSES 66871307 www.coorabellhall.net

SURFBOARD Mt Woodgee 6'4 Tri-Fin w Traction Tail-pad Good $50. 0409579671

WANTED

Local reg’d business 66845296 or 66845403

VW CARAVELLE 2001, TDI 2.5 diesel, manual, silver, 8-seater transporter 398,000km GC. $7000 ono. 0474977585

MOTOR BIKES

Byron Bay & Surrounding Areas

6687 7677

CARAVAN 5–6 metres, unregistered. Phone 66849329

MOTORBIKE TRANSPORT Enclosed truck, can pick up & deliver. Ph Andrew 0431248888

GARAGE SALES

BUSINESS FOR SALE

MULLUM 7 New City Rd. Sat 8am. 4 households. Moving overseas sale. Clothing, lawnmower, vintage wares, curios, books & much more

Lifestyle Business

TRADEWORK

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www.hudsonpsychology.com.au

FISH TANK hexagonal, pine cabinet & all accessories. $90. Phone 66842768

CASH PAID FOR UNWANTED CARS

LP RECORDS: good condition, no op shop crap! Ph Matt 0401955052

Mobile 0417 698 227

ITEMS UNDER $100

FOR SALE WASH MACHINE 6mths old, $200; 2 microwaves, good condition, $25ea. Queen bed ensemble, near new & clean, $550. 4 x dining chairs, $80. Other items. Mullum/Ocean. Phone 0413721410 SCAFFOLDING Erect, hire & sales. Aluminium, steel & mobile. 0427774450

BRIDGLANDS Buy and sell good quality used furniture Ph 66842511

MIELE WASHERS Dryers and dishwashers available at Bridglands Mullumbimby. 66842511 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.

ARCHIBALD’S CHEAP QUARRY PRODUCTS Road base, gravel, blue metal and metal dust. ALL SIZE DELIVERIES. Phone 66845517, 0418481617

MULLUM 4 Kamala Ct, Sat 8-11am brica-brac, garden iron shelves & more MULLUM 89 Station St. Sat 8am. Moving sale. Great stuff: Skateboards + longboards, music equip. + instruments, furniture, King single bed, camp equip, records, designer clothes and jewellery, kids toys & h’hold goods. All must go. TOOLS, ornaments, furn., plants. All must go. Sat 8.30. 1/5 Bindaree Way O.Shores

Est over 25 years 3 days per wk. Hire and laundering of commercial mats to a wide range of business in the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires with significant growth potential.

$149,000 asking price. Includes mats, van, plant and equipment. Call Peter 0406 474 024.

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BAMBOO PLY Concerts, forums, weddings, exhibitions, functions, etc. www.mullumcivic.com

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TREE SERVICES

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from $10.50sqm & Bamboo Flooring. For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 66884188 • sample & brochure. www.bambooply.com.au

COMPOST TOILETS STARTING AT $960 Green Building Centre 0427701653

O.SHORES 1a Yungarup Pl Sat 7am-12. Tools, furn, Utopia Aboriginal art, toys etc

MOSQUITO NETS ELECTRIC POTTERY WHEEL plus kiln furniture and lots of corks. POA. Ph Barry after dark 66801387 SOLID BOOKSHELF Dimensions L153cm x D36cm x H92cm. $110. Pickup Suffolk. Ph 0414719680

MOKEA DESIGNS Now available at MIMI and FLO Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads

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.

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44 February 14, 2018 The Byron Shire Echo

OCEAN SHORES 1br f-furn s/cont flat avail for 3 months. Ocean views, 5 mins walk to beach & shops $375pw incl bills. Enquires 0449645946

SHARE ACCOM. MULLUM 3KM, acres, Q room, own new bthrm, $210pw inc bills/WiFi. 0419390498 O.SHORES large room avail in awesome home, large established quiet block. Share with 45yo male (part owner) working f-time. 6 yo daughter stays p-time. Pref working prof. Couple or single okay. Sorry not suitable for kids or pets. Internet & bills incl. $300pw cpl, $260pw sgl, + bond. Ph or text 0412732465 OCEAN SHORES room + ensuite, pool, mature, quiet working person, n/s, d/f $260pw + bills & bond. Ph 0427951010 MULLUM beautiful room $185pw. N/s worker. Garden setting. 0484672847 SGB Share with 2 others. Beautiful home on river 2min beach. $230pw + bills pref no children, no pets. Ph 0438147902

TO LET BANGALOW SELF-STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333 SPECTACULAR VIEW Chincogan lookout. Newly built 2br, 2ens $650pw or 4br, 4ens $1200pw avail mid-March. Long-term rental, pets OK. 0421738356

CORELLA CRES Tallowood Mullum. All day Sat. Pre-loved womens, mens, boys clothes, doghouse & fridge. All must go!

FOR SALE

OCEAN SHORES – 6 ALDINGA CRT Sat 8am-12pm. Moving Sale. HUGE SALE 12a Coolamon Ave, Mullum Household, clothing, baby stuff. Sat 8am

ETHICAL BABY STORE

Tip Runs & Rubbish Removal

See our details in Echo Property section

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOTOR VEHICLES

MULLUMBIMBY FOR PRIVATE SALE BY OWNER residential oasis, beautiful family home, featuring 5br, 3 bthrms, 3 car spaces & swimming pool. Close to Farmers Market, school bus route & town. No real estate agents please. For more info email: hunwi123@gmail.com

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South Golden Beach Contemporary riverside home 2 x bed 2 x bath $950pw Fully furnished Ocean Shores 3 x bed 1 x bath - $450pw Elders Real Estate Brunswick Heads 6685 1206

Clunes 5 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Car $650pw Private family home, 5 mins to village, pool & views Rosebank 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car $550pw Character filled timber home, large yard, long term lease avail.

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6687 2833 TO LEASE OFFICE desk space, Mullum centre, a/c, light, quiet. $135pw + GST. 0401660073

SECURE STORAGE BANGALOW Brand new storage sheds 66871500

PRACTITIONER ROOM Mullum. Mon & Fri $100/day, $50/half day. 0401660073

BANGALOW RENT-A-SHED Modern & Secure from $140 p/m Elders Real Estate 66871500

BEAUTIFUL TREATMENT ROOM Avail Tues/Fri/Sat/Sun $80/day, $45/half day. Mullum. 66849458, 0435078551

BYRON SELF-STORAGE UNITS Clean & secure. Ph 1300762618

LOCAL REMOVAL

MADE IN MULLUM Interested in selling your handmade crafts, artworks, photography etc locally from $25 a week? Interested to see what sells and what doesn’t? Contact Facebook: Made In Mullum or email madeinmullum@gmail.com

BALLINA SELF-STORAGE UNITS Secure from $18pw, 10 cubic mtr shed. Across 3 locations. Ph 66867011

OFFICE Small room on Jonson St available. Phone 0439681217

& backloads to Brisbane. Friendly, with 10 years local exp. 0409917646

STORAGE From $105/mth. Bangalow. Ph 66872833 BRUNSWICK HEADS 1br unit, $300pw available now. Phone 0419624024 CABIN studio cabin in Myocum. No smoking. Contact 0428427720

MULLUM cosy s-cont near-new studio, close to town, $260pw. Ph 0423949910 FOOD STALL well-established business in the Byron Shire. Permanent sites at Byron, Bangalow & Channon markets. $80,000 ono. Ph 0401617780

Brunswick Heads

BEACHSIDE SUFFOLK 3 min walk beach/shops, just reno’d & painted, 3br, 1 bthrm, dble c’port, tropical gardens, quiet location. $850pw. Phone 0419355949

UPPER MAIN ARM 3br, 1 bthrm, mains power, solar HW, 2 storey, balcony, fire place, spa & shed. $440pw. 0417848413 MULLUM 41 Dalley St, SUNDAY 18th, 9am-12pm. Deceased Estate, furn, kitchenware, bric-a-brac, records & books

100% cotton, all sizes, locals discounts. Ph 66843191 www.1001nets.net

SHORT TERM ACCOM.

Bangalow

Managing Bangalow and Hinterland Free Honest Appraisals BANGALOW 2 bed, 1 bath $450pw 3 bed, 2 bath, shared pool $600pw 3 bed, 2 bath, shared pool $800pw CLUNES 2 bed, 1 bath $520pw EUREKA 3 bed, 2 bath, pool $845pw NASHUA 2 bed, 1 bath furnished $550pw 3 bed, 1 bath $550pw eldersbangalow.com.au Shop 3, 5 Lismore Road, Bangalow 02 6687 1500

Ocean Shores 1br 1bth $280 3br 2bth $520 3br 2bth $540 4br 2bth $650 5br 3bth $780 Mullumbimby 3br 1 bth $510 Commercial – Billinudgel Premium showroom & warehouse space. 445m2. Easy access off M1. Contact office for details & inspection L.J. Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177 5/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads

MULLUM CBD 2 private, peaceful practice rooms. Rear lane access. Suit therapist or body worker. $200pw. Text 0466585303 TREATMENT ROOM BYRON BAY Town centre. Long term. Avail for hire 1-3 d/w. 2 days $150, 3 days $180 Enquiries: 0431317588

CARLYLE STREET MEDICAL CENTRE BYRON BAY PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. Day/weekly rates negotiable. Contact Mark or Linda

02 6685 7479 admin@carlylestreetmedical.com.au

WANTED TO LEASE SMALL OFFICE space (4-6sqm or more) in the Byron CBD. Contact 0409793057

POSITIONS VACANT ADMIN LEGEND wanted to join Natural Therapy Association – IICT in Byron Bay. Full-time, flexible hours. We need someone who can think on their feet; create happy members by solving problems. Our business is the combination of people & their information. If you like to work towards a goal independently with the backup of an experienced team, we would love to hear from you. Applications close 5pm Feb 19. Visit: www.iict.com. au/careers

MODELS I am looking for models aged between 18 and 30 for nude, naturalist photography by the sea. The models can be individuals or couples, fit and tattoofree. Please contact Nikki 0403282891 to discuss shoot dates, payment and the photography.

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POSITIONS VACANT CONTINUED TORAKINA CAFE BRUNSWICK HEADS is seeking Chef/Cook & Kitchen Hands. Please send resumes to: nataliebubs@hotmail.com or call 66851861 IYENGAR YOGA IN BYRON with Mikey Thursdays 5.30-7.30pm $20. 2/27 Brigantine St. Ph Jan 0409583977

CLEANERS REQUIRED to join team for luxury holiday houses. Must have an ABN & car. Please email interest at villasatbyron@gmail.com MODELS WANTED for Dynamic Drawing. Flexible with creative energy. Male or female. Enquiries 0421101220

WARNING The Department of Fair Trading has warned people to be very careful about responding to advertisements offering work at home. Readers should be wary if asked to pay money upfront for employment opportunities and never send money to a post ofďŹ ce box EXPERIENCED CLEANER min 3 years high end cleaning. Perm local residents, suit parent with school children, ďŹ&#x201A;exible casual hours in Byron Bay. ABN req. Immediate start. Corrinne 0408261337 DANCE TEACHERS and student teachers. All genres. 0439681217

Casual Sales / Welcome Position Join our Awesome Team | Min. 3 Years Retail Sales exp. Must have 'Meet & Greet' experience | Available for wkds & school hols Reliable transport. | Email Resume & Refs to info@crystalcastle.com.au by 20/02/18 Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in an oďŹ&#x192;ce where the goal posts are always shifting, come and talk to us. One of the main reasons that agents consider leaving an oďŹ&#x192;ce is because they are doing well, they are growing their business, but the goal posts are always moving. It is the classic 1 step forward 2 steps back syndrome. Well here is the dealâ&#x20AC;Ś Come and talk to us. We will not only structure a support and remuneration package that will suit you, but we will put it in writing, not to be altered for at least 2 years. You will have brilliant support for your growth endeavours AND the knowledge that you can grow as fast as you like and we will not change the goal posts. Sound like something that interests you? Call me on my mobile in conďŹ dence. 15 minutes that may change your career. Julie-Ann Manahan 0411 081 118 RTO NO: 90013

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CLEANER WANTED in the Tintenbar area. 2 hours pw. Phone 0439724022 HAMMER HANDY HELPER wanted by home owner Mullum/O.Shores, couple of days, couple of weeks. 0413721410

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Wed 21st Feb â&#x20AC;˘ Apple Mac For Beginners â&#x20AC;˘ Hello Social! Social Media To Stay In Touch â&#x20AC;˘ Apple Mac Next Step â&#x20AC;˘ Secondary Dwelling Designs FULL

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Thu 22nd Feb â&#x20AC;˘ Wild Fermentation Delicious Homemade Probiotic Food â&#x20AC;˘ Seeds, Shells, Sticks And Stones

Fri 23rd Feb â&#x20AC;˘ Mental Health First Aid â&#x20AC;˘ SEO Introduction

Sat 24th Feb â&#x20AC;˘ Silversmithing FULL â&#x20AC;˘ Hand Made Paper

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experience busy Byron venue. Experience on grill/ pass/prep within busy kitchen. Min 2yr commercial exp. Cert 3 commercial cookery reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail full time, salary neg. Please email resume to:

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RESTAURANT MANAGER in very busy restaurant in Byron, min 2yrs experience & leadership role reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Must be competent cocktail maker, great server & enjoy having responsibility. Experience of recruitment, rosters, cash handling, banking & staff training important. Former qualiďŹ cation in business or hospitality management desirable. Avail full time, salary neg.

Please email resume to: jobs@mezclub.com.au

Seeking passionate and sales focused manager for Byron Bay's grooviest Vintage clothing boutique. Min. 5 years exp in retail sales is a must along with a natural ďŹ&#x201A;air for the vintage fashion trends. Self motivated, hard working with a bubbly outgoing personality makes you an ideal candidate! Full time hours, Must have ABN, and min. 1 year commitment required for the role. Salary packaged offered after trial period. Apply with resume to info@brahminyexchange.com Position starts 1st March. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay. Apply now!

CASUAL HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED The Wollongbar Motel, Byron Bay 23 Bedroom Motel Weekday and Weekend Shifts Immediate Start Local residents only / no backpackers please Email resume and intro to manager@wollongbar.com

ROSES ARE DEAD Violets are too Even if no-one else does The Echo loves you gotcha@echonet.au EVERYONE READS The Byron Shire Echo www.echo.net.au OLD BROAD SOME EVENTS COME ONCE IN LIFE Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve no warning before they appear. No time for caution time to be brave. The chance taken before it was lost It was a decision that I will never regret. For such intensity others would crave. Know the beginning donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the end. Happiest day forever special one. YOU PICK ME UP WHEN I AM DOWN You give me courage To play the clown You take me dancing Though I am not good You encourage me to sing When I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I could I asked you last year And this year again Will you be my Valentine My glass of champagne gotcha@echo.net.au

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HATE IRONING?

Want more free time? Ironing service. Suffolk Park $30/hr. Angela 0414719680 SUBURBAN MOWING No job too small. Phone Andrew 0421248888

LOCAL REMOVALIST Happy to move big, small & in between. Call Benny 0402199999

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LABOURER (energetic and enthusiastic) Required for sanding of decks and floors and light carpentry. Exp preferred but not necessary. This is a full time position must have own car and ABN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; please send resumes to richardneylan1@bigpond.com GoByron Drivers Wanted

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SOMMELIER/ ASSISTANT MANAGER AT FINS, KINGSCLIFF. Great career opportunity, professional environemnt. Experience essential e: dining@ďŹ ns.com.au

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELIX & COREN

We hope you have a great birthday. Love Big Nonnie, Mummy, Daddy, Lucien, Saffron, Popcorn and Pippin

ALL TYPES BUILDING WORK Blocklaying & bricklaying Lic 60801C Paul 0423852559 TRADITIONAL SIGN WRITING Top quality blackboards & signs by hand. Improve your business image. Louise 0400730980

TUITION FRENCH â&#x20AC;˘ ITALIAN â&#x20AC;˘ GERMAN Eva 0403224842 www.languagetuitionbyron.com.au

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MATHEMATICS TUTOR QualiďŹ ed teacher with 30 yrs experience grades 3 to 10. Ph John 0452260595

A very happy birthday to our gorgeous girl who is turning 21. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an amazing young woman. Have a great day from everyone that loves you xoxo

SINGING

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SPANISH PRIVATE CLASSES For beginners, advanced & children. Native speaker, HSC. Pia 0434485584

Prof tuition, highly regarded teacher / performer / recording artist Parissa Bouas. Ph 0421330766 PIANO LESSONS on grand piano at Ocean Shores or can travel. All ages welcome, Beginner to Advanced. Fiona 0478603595 BA (Hons) Cert of Education PIANO TUITION Have fun learning to read & play music. Innovative method, rapid results. Suits beginner adults or experienced. O.Shores 66801861

CATHERINE GILBERT (WEIR) 7.12.1931 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1.2.2018 Died in Braidwood NSW, formerly of Byron Bay. Sister of John, Tom (dec), Veronica, Robyn, Genny.

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The family of the late Elaine Robinson would like to thank relatives & friends for their cards, phone calls, ďŹ&#x201A;owers & support after the sad loss of our dearly loved Mum, Grandmother & Great Grandmother. Big Thanks to Community Nurse Fiona, for her wonderful care and support. Terry & Chris, Christine & Bruce, John & Debbie, Margie & Karol. Quietly each day your memory we'll treasure. Missing you always and loving you forever.

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Meet Tiger! He’s a young, sweet tabby boy who looks a little oriental in the face & is extremely handsome. Although he’s definitely improving with his social skills, he can be quite dominant & a little rude to other felines. Tiger might prefer to be the only cat to rule your roost & in turn he’ll give you lots of love & head bumps. To meet Tiger, please visit the Cat Adoption Centre at 124 DALLEY STREET, MULLUM OPEN: Tues 2.30–4.30pm THURS: 3–5pm SAT: 10am–12 noon Call AWL 6684 4070 Like us on Facebook!

Cawi is looking for Foster Carers CAWI couldn’t save dogs were it not for volunteer foster carers who look after the dogs in their own homes until they are adopted. CAWI is often contacted for help at short notice, but it needs to find a suitable foster home before it can take a dog in, so it’s essential to have a list of volunteers to call on. The more foster carers CAWI has on its database, the better the chances of being able to contact a suitable one in time to rescue a dog. CAWI will do its best to match a dog up with your requirements and circumstances. CAWI pays for all veterinary costs, food and bedding. If you are interested download the foster carers application form on Cawi.org.au or pick one up from the Cawi Op Shop in Brunswick Heads

North Coast news daily:

Local canoeists Two wins for Byron dominate the Ocean Bay cricketers Rock challenge Syl Reid

A NROCC crew paddle through Ocean Rock on their marathon-distance Norfolk Island race. Photo supplied

murray Murray is a 12 week old desexed male kelpie x pup. One of 5 pups from a farm so very active and ideally needs an acreage home or very active owners. If you can give Murray a permanent, loving home please contact Pam on 0421 017 461. Visit friendsofthepound.com to view other dogs and cats looking for a home.

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As a result of the great success of the $50 all inclusive offer, the Furries have decided to extend the special for another week. Delightful, laid back young female, Milo, seen here on top of the cages (as close to getting out as she can get) is a particularly keen loveable girl who has waited a long, loooooong time. $50 adults, desexed, vaccinated and microchipped. All cats are desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

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The Northern Rivers Outrigger Canoe Club have returned with a swag of gold and silver medals from the Rock Ocean Challenge on Norfolk Island held in late January. The Ballina/Byron club floated two six-person crews in the women’s and men’s master events. The women’s team won gold for the 26-kilometre marathon, gold for the 12 km middle distance and silver for the sprint race, while the men’s crew came home with triple silver medals. The highlight of the racing week was navigating the Hole in the Rock that was halfway round the 26km Norfolk Island circumnavigation. ‘One minute we were paddling in monsoonal rain and could barely see 100 metres ahead and the next the rock loomed ominously before us. Then the ocean swell surged us towards the entrance,’ club coach and vice-president Lindy O’Brien said.

‘It was a wild ride through the archway – like being in a giant washing machine with the rear wave surge and the rebound off the walls. We all let out a big “woohoo” going through, enjoying the thrill of it, knowing we were in safe hands with head coach and veteran steerer Denise Cooper at the helm. What we are really proud of is the fact that two members of our women’s crew were novice paddlers, one of whom did the 26km race as her first ever event! It’s events like these that really get us excited and we are already gearing up for the next big event, the Sydney Harbour Challenge in February. ‘We have recently welcomed many new paddlers to our club and wish to share our love of paddling with all who love the water like we do,’ Lindy said. For more information www.ballinaoutriggers.com. au or look up Northern Rivers Outrigger Canoe Club on Facebook.

Byron Bay thirds notched up their first win of the season while the seconds took the points from Cudgen to leapfrog into third place on the ladder last Saturday. The LJ Hooker seconds went to Cudgen and took only 23 overs to run down Cudgen’s 8/137. Darren opened with Owen and was 62 not out when the winning runs were scored. Owen made 30 and Matt reached 37 not out. The Byron bowlers set the platform for the win by sticking diligently to their task. Toby earned 3/32 while Brady (2/28) and Levi (2/20) supported with a couple each. Mick Hughes was promoted to the seconds from captaining the thirds and kept wicket, taking two dismissals. The win puts Byron Bay seconds into third spot on the Coastal League ladder and edges Cudgen into fourth, but both are on 68 points. Lennox Head is out in front on 80 and TintenbarEast Ballina are close behind on 77, meaning just 12 compe-

tition points separate the top four teams. With a win worth seven points there is plenty to play for in the run to the finals.

Seconds win But even better news for the club was the Cellars thirds playing at home and defeating the top-four side Tintenbar-East Ballina Fire. The Fire hit up 156 for the loss of eight wickets from their 40 overs. Ewin lead the Byron bowling with 4/35 off his eight, and Gus also did a great job building pressure and taking 2/9 off his six overs, including three maidens. Lachy and Tom got one each. In reply Byron passed the total in their 37th over to record a morale-boosting win. Gus hit 56 to top-score in the match, Tim got 43, new Captain Greg hit 24, while Tom (16) and Lachy (17 n/o) were the others to figure. It was a good team win and hopefully they can carry this form into this weekend’s match at Williams Reserve against third-placed Lennox Head.

Bowlo hauled back to the Twilight pack after another loss

BYRON BAY LENNOX HEAD JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE sign on now open online www.byronbaylennoxheadjrl.sportingpulse.net Apply for your $100 Active Kids Sports Voucher and use the voucher number when registering your child online www.sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids. Links can be found on our Facebook page Byron Bay Lennox Head Junior Rugby League. REGO FEES: Minis (Under 6s – Under 9s) $100 Mods & internationals (Under 10s – Under 16s) $120 Fee includes registration, insurance, playing shorts and socks & training apparel. BONUS…each additional sibling who signs up receives $10 off their registration fee (please register youngest child first). Sign on day at Lennox Head beach (in front of hotel) Sunday, 18th February, 2018 @ 4pm. Former origin greats incl. Brad Fittler will be there to play touch footy with the kids. New coaches needed: expression of interest please contact: Nicky Sheridan 0412 244 325 or email byronlennoxjrl@gmail.com

Eddy strode down the pitch on his way to an unbeaten 20 runs, helping Eureka post an easy win. Photo Ross Kendall Syl Reid

ers with the best performance being Angus bowling 1/4. Town and Country Surfboards and the Kronix always feature in high-scoring games and last week was no different. Mitch (33) and Matt (30) set up the win for T&C while Owen and Lachy got 30 runs each for the Suffolk boys, but it wasn’t enough to get them over the line. The Eureka Grass showed form on Thursday, defeating the Hot Bread Loafers, who managed a total of 75 after losing early wickets. In an allround good bowling performance Rossco took 2/6.

The Bowlo’s lead in the Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket competition was cut to just three points last week when they suffered their second defeat of the season, losing to the Rugby Club. The footy players managed to put on 101 underpinned by Schmitty’s 34 runs, and then dismissed the once-mighty Bowlo for 86. In the Monday game Thomas, Noble and Russell combined to defeat the West Tower Windies. Paul Munn Designs also got a win over the Rip StartByron Shire Echo archives: www.echo.net.au/byron-echo


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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.

Low-cost or free food Food Box Thursdays 9.30–11.30am at Uniting Church, Mullumbimby. If you have any sort of Centrelink card you may purchase cheap food, obtain free veges, and enjoy a cuppa. Free Food Relief Bags for anyone doing it tough, every Thursday 9–11am at The Hub Ocean Shores, cnr Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way. No ID or Concession Card required. NILs referral service also available. Check Facebook page The Hub Baptist Ocean Shores for details. C3 Care Byron Bay Food Care – log on to www.c3byronbay. com to see if you are eligible, or call 6680 8872.

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 fundraiser@byronrespite.com.au, website: www.byronrespite.com.au.

Alateen Meeting Alateen Meeting every Thursday at 5–6pm. Do you have a parent, close friend or relative with a drinking problem? Alateen can help. For 8–16-year-olds meet St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church Hall, 13 Powell Street, corner of Florence Street Tweed Heads. Al-Anon family groups for older members at the same time and place. 1300 ALANON 1300 252 666 www.alanon.org.au

Social sporting groups Senior social table tennis at Bangalow Bowling Club Sundays 2–4pm. All levels welcomed. Call Margot 0412 394 932. Tuesday Ladies Group of Riverside Tennis Club welcomes new players 9.30am every Tuesday next to Heritage Park, Mullumbimby, for social tennis, fun and friendship. Info: Barbara 6684 8058.

Breast Cancer Support Byron Breast Cancer Support Group meets every 3rd Wednesday 12–2pm at NSW Cancer Council rooms 8/130 Jonson St, Byron Bay. Anyone experiencing/

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Garden volunteers for Libation Larder Liberation Larder gardeners are growing staple vegetables at The Farm every week. They are harvesting 20–40 kg of fresh produce for meals and produce bags. If you have a few spare hours and would like to join the crew contact Helen on 0439 409 655.

Green and Clean Awareness Team The Green and Clean Awareness Team’s monthly Dunecare Day, Sunday 18 February, 9am till 12 noon, meeting in front of the Beach Cafe at Clarkes Beach followed by a free barbecue. Inquiries to Udo on 0413 173 786, Veda on 6685 7991, or Miles on 0403 206 190.

Library book fair Friends of Libraries Byron Shire are now wanting books for their annual Book Fair, to be held on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15

ed breast and gynaecological cancers is most welcome to attend. Enquiries Linda 0413 668 828.

Grief loss bereavement Free support service. Carl Moore, registered psychologist. By appointment grief.loss.bereavement.byron@gmail.com 0401 081 713.

Volunteer hub Choose from 40 organisations at the volunteer hub at Byron Community Centre. Make a difference in your community, have fun, learn new skills and meet people. Ph 6685 6807 email volunteers@byroncentre.com.au.

Cty Shopping Bus Seats available on fortnightly Community Transport Shopping Bus from Suffolk Park/Byron Bay to Byron town centre. The door-to-door bus costs $6 and is available to people who can’t access mainstream transport due to age, disability or other reason. Call Amanda 1300 875 895.

Library fun Baby Bounce session Mullumbimby – Tuesday 11.30am, Brunswick Heads – Friday 10.30am, Byron Bay – Friday 10am. Storytime for toddlers and pre-school children Mullumbimby – Friday 10.30am, Brunswick Heads – Monday 10.30am, Byron Bay – Tuesday 10.30am.

No-interest loans Byron Community No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) is a not-for-profit community program providing people on low incomes with safe, fair interestfree loans of up to $1,000 for purchasing essential goods and services. Contact the Byron Community Centre to find out more.

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.

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Byron Language Exchange Club is a free conversation meet up held twice a month in Byron Bay. Contact Paola info@ clacademy.com.au, and don’t forget to mention the language you want to practise. Volunteers welcome.

Voluntary euthanasia options are discussed at meetings held quarterly on the Gold Coast. For more information phone Elaine 07 5580 8215.

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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. Mullum Magic Toastmasters meet every 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday Presbyterian Church Hall, 101 Stuart Street Mullumbimby 7–9 pm. Contact Megan 0424 002 636 or Bruce 0418 515 991.

Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc Museum corner of Myocum and Stuart Sts Mullumbimby, open Tuesdays and Fridays 10–12 and market Saturdays 9–1. Discover your local history, join our team – 6684 4367. Bangalow Heritage House Museum & Cafe Open Tuesday–Friday 8.30am–4pm. Cnr Ashton & Deacon Sts Bangalow. Available for event hire and welcome all groups and visitors. Phone 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. 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. Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people for whom all drugs (but especially crystal meth) had become a problem. Meeting held Thursday 6pm, Presbyterian Church Hall, 13 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay. Call 0478 061 479 or visit: www.crystalmeth.org.au. July at Byron Bay Surf Club. All clean books, fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, games etc will be gratefully received. Please call Beryl: 6685 3030 or Janene: 0407 855 022.

Mullum market Mullumbimby Community Market is on this Saturday from 8am till 2pm on corner of Stuart and Myocum Streets, Mullumbimby. Yoyo Tuki will be playing. No Dogs.

BV UA3 U3A Brunswick Valley Tuesday Forum 20 February 10am–12, Uniting Church Hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Ron Taylor: ‘Journey to the Galapagos Islands’. Visitors and potential new members very welcome. Ring 6685 1732.

Friends of Byron libraries Friends of Libraries Byron Shire meeting Wednesday 21 February at 10am in the Arakwal Room at the Byron Bay Library. New members and interested persons are most welcome. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month.

Prostate cancer support Northern Rivers Day Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting on Monday 19 February, 10am until 12 noon at Alstonville Bowling Club, Deegan Drive, Alstonville. Guest Speaker MLC Ben Franklin. We invite men who have had prostate cancer, or are newly diagnosed,

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Meditation Buddhist meditation teaching and practice now at the living Yoga Sanga, first floor, 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 6–7.30pm, Mondays. Contact Mishaela, 0438 858 842 or mishaele@si.org.au. Dzogchen Meditation and Study Group 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Contact Didi 0408 008 769 for more info. Byron Mindfulness-Insight Meditation Sangha & Pairoj Brahma 7pm–9pm Tuesdays at The Yurt, Temple Byron www. templebyron.com. No fees. Andrew 0426 119 171, Pairoj 0423 241 916. Buddhist meditation and conversation with John Allan, Mondays 6.30–8.30 pm, The Yurt, Temple Byron. No fees. John 0428 991 189. Byron yoga philosophy club Free meditation classes Monday, 7.45pm, Ananta Yoga Studio (above Byron Music) 2B/144 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. Go to www.wisdom.yoga or phone Kris 0435 300 743.

Social Table Tennis South Golden Shores Community Centre every Monday at 10.30. Phone 0435 780 017. Bangalow Bowlo Sundays

at 3pm. All welcome. Enquiries Margot 0412 394 932.

Bruns tennis Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 5–7pm. $6.00, all welcome. Enquiries Linda 0449 825 108. Coaching available.

U3A discussion group Brunswick Valley U3A audiovisual discussion group, Thursdays 10am Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. Info 0432 165 006.

U3A Ballina/Byron. Enjoy a musical

Carers’ support 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.

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Rainbow Dragons

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.

Free support service led by qualified practitioner. Join this small group to bring more flow and relaxation into your life. Monday 10.30am to 12.30pm in Mullumbimby. To register phone 0401 660 073.

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.

Choirs Bay Singers meet Wednesdays at Byron Community Centre, 10.30–11.30am. Enquiries 0425 363 589, kim@kimbanffy. com.au. Singchronicity Choir meets Thursdays at Ocean Shores 6.45pm8.45pm. Eclectic and catchy repertoire. Ph 0425 363 589. Mullum’s Biggest Little Town Choir meets weekly at the Uniting Church Hall, Dalley Street, Thursdays at 6.30pm. Newcomers welcome. Raise the Roof Choir: Gospel, bluegrass & more. 1–3pm Tuesdays, Suffolk Park Hall. 6–8pm Tuesdays, Bruns Uniting Hall. Weekly Uki & Channon sessions. Info@ raisetheroofsinging.com 0417 277 211.

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Bush School Each Thursday during term time the Brunswick Bush School takes kids 6–14 years out into the bush to learn, grow and connect with each other and the land. Meets at 9am outside the Brunswick Surf Club, group returns 3pm. Facebook: Brunswick Bush School, Email: brunsbushschool@gmail.com, Web: www.brunsbushschool.com.au

Over-60s Fun Fridays Fun Fridays 2–5pm at the hall, 37 Marvell Street East, Byron Bay (next to the preschool). Meet, play games and have a cuppa and a chat. A new venture for seniors, and your suggestions are welcome. Entry $5.00. Enquiries: Nancy 6685 3969 or 0498 480 373

Homeschool teens Get together with other teens and their families for regular meet-ups and activities in and around Byron Shire

Emerge Australia

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Toy Library

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The Kingdom Trilogy. James Cowan, internationally acclaimed author of more than 40 books, has written a work that brings to life the intensity of rich inner experience. He will open for us the second stage of this unfolding 13th-century tale. Although there is a continual stream linking the events in the story, each chapter reveals inner truths enriching the listener in unique ways. James invites us to sit and listen to what, once upon a time, was a troubadour’s presentation to the villagers he visited, mirroring a period of cultural and religious blossoming. Thursday, 15 February, from 1.30 to 3.30pm, at Marvell Hall, Marvell St. Byron Bay – Info: Celia 02-6684 3623.

Klub Ngobrol, Indonesian conversation club to practise Indonesian and learn about Indonesian culture. Meets first Friday of the month, 6–8pm, Byron Services Club. Ph 0405 463 663.

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.

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appreciation session on Rachmaninoff with Gertie at 10am on February 20 in the RSL rooms, Mullumbimby. All welcome. Enquiries 6680 7350.

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The Byron Shire Toy Library is open Mondays and Thursdays 9am–12 noon, at the Children’s Centre, Coogera Cct, Suffolk Park. Come and see the large range of preschoolers toys available for loan.

to join. Meetings held on the third Monday of each month. Partners or carers welcome. Enquiries Gordon on 6684 1137 or 0415 664 649.

The monthly meeting of the Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary will be held at Byron Central Hospital, 54 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale on Monday 19 February 2018, commencing at 1pm. Members are encouraged to attend and new members are very welcome. Enquiries 6685 3162.

homeschooling families. For more information join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/ byronbayteenhomeschool/.

Emerge Australia Inc is a not-for-profit charity supporting those with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. For more information see the Emerge Australia Website at http://emerge.org.au/.

Indonesian Dance Indonesian Dance Classes start on Wednesday 21 February, till April 25 at the Youth Activity Centre, 1 Gilmore Crescent, Byron Bay. Classes run from from 6 till 8pm. Dance classes are being held as a fundraiser for Byron Harmony Day.

Peace Love and Crêpes Run by Alliance Française. Coronation Hall, Walker St, Clunes. Sunday 25 March, 11am–2pm.

Kenya Op Shop The Education Care Projects: Kenya Op Shop, 1 River Terrace (street behind the Mullumbimby Post Office), has reopened for 2018. All proceeds go to supporting the education and care of more than 60 disadvantaged children in Kenya. Please note: This section is intended for the benefit of non-profit community groups.

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Being immune to shame and having no moral compass is the new political norm, thanks again to actions by the federal deputy prime minister and Nationals leader. Best satirical headline last week goes to The Shovel: ‘Calls For National Sick Day After Nation Forced To Imagine Barnaby Joyce Having Sex’. QQQQ

Are the Greens’ councillors courageously and fearlessly leading us to better days? Cr Michael Lyon replies to last week’s assessment on page 7. But if you look closely, he makes no mention of the deep division between his generation and the Green elders who paved the way in the first place. QQQQ

The Tweed Heads Police Station will be open to the public Sunday February 18 between 10am and 2pm. There will be a BBQ, guided tours of the new building and displays. There will also be a fingerprinting station, Neighbourhood Watch information table and other activities for the kids. The police station address is 83 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads. QQQQ

A reader has advised Backlash that upon applying for an advertised job, they were asked if they were in a relationship, had kids or were living off an inheritance. Such questions are inappropriate of course – if you wish to make a complaint against such a line of questioning, visit www. fairtrading.nsw.gov.au or call 13 32 20. QQQQ

Songstress Elizabeth Lord is looking to start a local singing group for people with Parkinson’s after successfully facilitating a Brisbane choir. She says she was able to co-create ‘a repertoire with the group

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This Saturday, Sounds of the Soul will showcase the beautiful voice of Canada’s Jess Morewood, pictured. Jess is founder of the Jeevan Project in Varanasi, India, which is a not for profit organisation giving free education, food, medical assistance and pure love to marginalised children coming from nearby begging families and migrant workers. Sounds of the Soul will also feature The Heart Collective, Walrus and Carpenter, Amir Paiss and the Bollywood Sisters. Starts from 6pm at the Ocean Shores Public School Hall. Tickets are available from www.trybooking.com/352078 or at the door. Photo Jeff Dawson

that we would add to each week, along with a range of fun and dynamic vocal warm up exercises and rounds.’ Initially she aims to start in the Brunswick/Ocean Shores area, but is keen to extend into other areas if the interest is there. Contact Elizabeth at elord62@gmail.com or phone 0426 807 260. QQQQ

Move over Knitting Nannas, there is a new moniker for grandmothers with a cause – Canna Nannas! The ABC reports they are embarking on an east coast tour to teach fellow seniors about the health benefits of cannabis. It’s a positive alternative to the recent fly in fly out pot busts by the NSW government-police. To paraphrase the late comedian Bill Hicks – If God made the universe and cannabis is illegal, does that mean God made a mistake?

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The Byron Shire Echo – February 14, 2018  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – February 14, 2018  

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