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Surfing pioneer Pauline Menczer interview – p3 Councillor calls for finances to have more scrutiny Deputy mayor Basil Cameron wants Council’s finances to be more transparent by introducing a budget estimates public access meeting. He says the proposal would allow residents to quiz staff on the detail of the draft budget at a public meeting of the Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) during the public exhibition period. Cr Cameron, who was elected as an independent said, ‘We have seen the importance of access to detailed information for the Community Solutions Panel (CSP) in its deliberations on future funding for infrastructure. Now it is time to extend that principle to the broader community. ‘The idea is to help build an understanding of the complexity of Council finances and the challenges of meeting the expectations of the community with a limited pot of money. ‘In a rapidly changing world awash with information and opinion of uncertain accuracy, we need to take democracy to the next level. ‘Twenty-first-century democracy is strengthened when we bring an informed community into the decision making process.  ‘We can no longer rely on asking the community to comment on fully formed decisions; rather we need to reach into the community to help form the ideas and solutions that take us in a sustainable direction.’  His idea is that a Public Access – Budget Estimates meeting would meet for a day with the general manager and directors of planning, infrastructure and community/ corporate services facing questions from residents.

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Byron Bay held one of three World Naked Bike rides across the northern rivers last weekend and all went without a hitch and without a stitch – albeit with around half the participants in recent years owing to this year’s rain. But on the bright side, bodies were fabulously adorned – and as the sun shone throughout the ride, at least the paint stayed on. Photo Jeff ‘Being Nude Is A Social Construct’ Dawson

A closer look at Council’s affordable-housing project Paul Bibby

While flipping through the draft concept plans for the Saltwater Creek affordable housing project, it’s hard not to feel a tickle of hope. Depicted on the colourful pages are three small hamlets of ‘tiny homes’ clustered in a forest of melaleuca trees. Each group of 50 houses has its own village green, solar-

powered shed and food garden, and the site as a whole has a number of shared working spaces, a medical centre and a cafe. Located about ten minutes’ walk from the centre of Mullumbimby, the land is owned by Byron Shire Council, meaning that houses there could potentially be within reach of working locals if it remains in community hands.

Yet, even though the project is still in its infancy, it is already facing serious questions about whether it is an appropriate development. A group of local residents has launched a campaign against the proposal, based on concerns about the flood-prone nature of the land and a lack of consultation. They also say the proposal lacks adequate parking and would place

extra pressure on already sagging local sewerage and road infrastructure. In this respect, Salty Creek highlights the fundamental challenge faced by many affordable housing projects in the Byron Shire: the conflict between the need to build new houses to address the affordability crisis, and the need to minimise the impact on the local community. continued on page 5

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Roamer trots through the Shire Terra Roam is about to finish her around-Australia walk. Photo Jeff ‘Boots Are Made For Wearing Out’ Dawson Aslan Shand

Terra Roam is on the final leg of her 16,000km walk around Australia and has been traversing the northern rivers via Wollumbin, Huonville, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Ballina over the last week as she does her final 800km to the finishing line in Newcastle, where she was born. The walk began with a warm-up lap around Tasmania in 2013, where Terra walked 1,250km in three

months around the isle. Once Terra has completed the walk on May 2, she will become the first woman to have walked around Australia, including around Tasmania, alone and without a support vehicle. Terra has been raising awareness about Lifeline and suicide prevention and has raised more than $20,000 for Lifeline. ‘I use walking as a therapy to maintain my sense of wellbeing,’ said Terra. ‘But these last two months,

I am walking just for me, just to ground myself without worrying about anyone else.’ The six-week walk across the Nullarbor Desert was a highlight but the key was doing the walk in mid-winter. ‘So many people just drive and stop to fill up and drive on, but the Nullarbor was absolutely beautiful. As you walked you could hear the bird songs and smell the herbs.’ Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for crisis support and suicide prevention.

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The campaign to retain Byron Bay’s old hospital for community use will have until the end of April to come up with a financially sound management plan. A working group headed by Chris Hanley is keen to hear your ideas for the future use for the site and what skills people may be able to contribute to the submission ahead of a further meeting of the group. It follows a recent visit by NSW Liberal health minister Brad Hazzard, where Mr Hanley told the minister that previous meetings have in-

dicated the need for ‘crisis accommodation, affordable accommodation on limited tenure and a facility that could deliver services similar to the now defunct Fletcher Street Cottage.’ Mr Hanley told The Echo the building was still in good shape, despite being left vacant since the new hospital opened. Options so far include finding a philanthropist to buy the site from the government, or explore a joint venture with Council where some some of the rental in-

come offests services within the building. ‘Other serious options are to find organisations that want to provide important social and community services to the Shire, but cannot afford commercial rents. We are open to new ideas and proposals. ‘It’s quite a large area,’ Mr Hanley said, at around 2,000sqm, which means various outreach services or health businesses could operate. Ideas can be emailed to chrishanley@byronbayfn. com.

Surf champs drop into the hot plate Last Sunday, Three Blue Ducks hosted surfing world champs Tom Carroll, Mark Occhilupo and Felicity Palmateer and ten nationally renowned chefs for Surfaid. Organisers said Surfaid provide malaria education and help communities become self-reliant in areas that are perfect surfing spots, but where locals face life-threatening challenges. For more info visit www.surfaid.org.

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Celebrating the achievements of Pauline Menczer was well overdue, but last Tuesday evening she became the 40th inductee into the Hall of Fame at the Australian Surfing Awards on the Gold Coast. Having grown up in Sydney, Pauline started surfing at Bondi at an early age, moving to Byron at 22. In 1993 she became the World Pro Champion and has won 28 major tournaments including three at Bells Beach. ‘Bells Beach has really good waves and you can really show what you can do there,’ said Pauline. But this success didn’t come without a huge amount of dedication, hard work and training along with the commitment of her coach Steve Foreman. ‘Twenty years on, the world tour back then had its challenges,’ she said ruefully. ‘Financially it was difficult and women weren’t treated equally at all! ‘The guys would always get put out in the better surf conditions and their prize money was about five times more than the women would get for the same competitions.’ Not interested in fitting into the classic bikini magazine stereotype that was required by major sponsors, from an early age Pauline found ways to support herself as she strove to achieve her dream.

Started young ‘When I first started surfing I collected cans on Bondi Beach to make some money. Then at about 14 I sold cakes and toffees at the school and they would let us have mufti days (free dress) at school and I raised money that way.’ When Pauline was on tour she would take a tent to sleep in friends’ gardens and buy things to sell in the countries she was visiting as a way to fund her trip.

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‘I would stay with friends and they would help me sell stuff, so that was how I raised the money. ‘It was all the little guys who were helping me and without that family of people helping me, without that I wouldn’t have been able to do it. That’s why I always want to help the little guys.’ Pauline emphasises what ‘awesome inspiring people’ she met on her journeys around the world. ‘I feel so lucky and grateful to have been able to have a career doing something I absolutely love – being so close to nature and experiencing all the beauty and magic our oceans have to offer.’

Portugal bound Pauline has just announced that she is one of five surfers who have been invited to the Azores masters pro in Portugal this September. After a lifetime of living with rheumatoid arthritis she is currently recovering from a

hip replacement but is looking forward to being able to get back out and train soon – with the doctors’ permission. Though there was rumour that now Pauline has been recognised for her contribution to surfing, her coach Steve Foreman would be retiring, she has ‘asked Steve to be my coach again’ and is hoping that he will come on board. Now she is getting back on her board and competing, Pauline is currently looking for sponsorship for her trip to Portugal. ‘I was down at the Billindgel pub the other day and they said they would chip in – Kenny, he’s awesome,’ she said with a smile.

Encouraging kids into the sport These days Pauline is a local bus driver as well as surfer and really enjoys the positive impact she is able to have on local kids. ‘I really try to encourage

kids to surf as it’s such a positive, healthy activity. ‘I loved working with Steve Foreman and the local Burra Jurra kids. ‘When you see a little grommet catch their first wave the stoke and joy on their faces is just priceless. My advice to all the kids out there (and the adults learning) is don’t give up, just keep practising. ‘It’s a really tricky sport to learn and no wave is ever the same, so you’ve got to persevere but also just remember to enjoy it too.’ Highlighting the benefits of surfing for kids’ mental health, Pauline also pointed out the appreciation it gives them of Mother Nature. ‘Hopefully surfing will inspire them to respect and care for our environment and marine conservation. You get to see dolphins and turtles in their natural environment, which is pretty special. ‘Once my hips heal I plan on getting in the water and volunteer-coaching some of the kids,’

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Local News A closer look at Council’s affordable-housing project ‘We want the rezoning process to at least be put on hold until the council’s Floodplain Risk Management Strategy has been completed in 2019,’ Mr Bellerby says.

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The plan The Saltwater Creek project was the outcome of a Council-sponsored search for land that could be used for affordable housing following last year’s housing summit. The 22-hectare site, currently a little-used paddock behind the Mullumbimby community gardens, was identified through this process along with the much-discussed Saddle Road proposal. Since then, a vision has begun to emerge through the work of Social Habitat, a group of local design, planning, building and community-development professionals. Social Habitat is hoping to be centrally involved in making the project a reality down the track, but at this stage their role is that of volunteer consultants. Social Habitat’s vision – currently little more than a handful of draft concepts – is for a community that is both environmentally and financially sustainable. In addition to housing, the architects of Saltwater Creek envisage working spaces that would mean residents could live, work and grow food in the same place. One of the founders of Social Habitat, Malcolm Price, says the group’s goal is for the future residents of Saltwater Creek to pay no more than 35 per cent of their income on housing. It is a lofty goal, given the soaring property market, but Mr Price believes Saltwater Creek has unique advantages that make this possible. ‘The biggest one is that the land is council owned,’ he says. ‘It means you don’t have private investors who have to sit there and pay interest on the loan they took out to buy the land while they’re waiting for planning approval. ‘Those holding costs are inevitably passed on [to buyers or renters].’ Unlike most private investors, Council is not purely driven by a profit motive. The Echo understands that Council is hoping to get a reasonable annual return from the project, but may also be willing to limit the size of that return in order to achieve the ‘social dividend’ of affordable housing. Mr Price says that the cost of housing at Saltwater Creek would also be kept low through the use of ‘tiny’ or ‘manufactured’ homes. ‘Not only are the houses themselves cheaper to build, but they take up less space so

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less money needs to be spent on infrastructure,’ he says. ‘We think the cost of infrastructure for this project could be kept quite low.’ The first step in the process of turning the swampy paddock next to Saltwater Creek into an affordablehousing village is rezoning it from recreational open space to general residential. Late last year the council applied to the NSW Department of Planning to amend its Local Environment Plan so that this could occur. Council has developed a timetable that would see the project reach the final planning stage in October.

Residents left out For a group of nearby residents, this timetable has simply added to the feeling that Council is forging ahead with a deeply flawed plan with little or no consultation. Karl Allen lives with his wife on Fern Street, Mullumbimby, and says he and others feel they have been completely left out of the process. ‘We really feel that the council has decided to go ahead with this and that it’s virtually a fait accompli,’ Mr Allen says. And if – and when – a proposal does go on public exhibition, flooding will be a common theme among residents’ concerns. During major rain events such as the powerful deluge in March last year, large parts of the land were under water along with other surrounding areas. Mr Allen and his wife, who live to the north of the proposed site, had about 35cm of water lapping at their garage door. The development proposal involves filling parts of the field with soil to keep the houses above the floodline. But residents say this would shift the water off the site and into surrounding areas, including the streets where they live. ‘I’ve already experienced an increase in the amount of

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water coming onto my property as a result of the house built on fill behind my place,’ Mr Allen says. ‘I hate to think what would happen if they go ahead and build this development and we have another flood like last year. It wouldn’t just be a disaster for us, it would be a disaster for the people living there as well.’

Contested report But Council’s flood assessment report for the site offers a different view. Produced by private consultants BMT WBM, the report states that, through the use of carefully designed drainage reserves and judicious use of fill, the risk can be significantly ameliorated. ‘This assessment suggests that in terms of impact on peak flood levels for the flooding events simulated, a feasible development may be achieved,’ the BMT report states. But residents say this assessment is seriously flawed. They say they have identified 15 errors or failings in the report, including relying on the earlier, inaccurate North Byron Shire Flood Study. The report also does not include the combined effects of catchment rainfall and a tidal storm surge, and that it seems to ignore the fact that during flood events Saltwater Creek sometimes flows in a west-to-east direction. The credibility of reports that underpin Council’s decision making is well known to Bangalow residents, who recently rejected paid parking based on what was later admitted to be a flawed report. But the BMT WBM report does acknowledge that a ‘more detailed flooding assessment will be needed to confirm that the proposed development does not cause adverse impacts to neighbouring property prior to seeking development approval’. Yet this does not engender a sense of relief among residents, such as Stephen Bellerby of Station Street.

Council’s director of Sustainable Environment and Economy, Shannon Burt, says the decision to apply to the department to rezone the land is the result of ‘the demand from the community for Council to look at providing a diversity of housing options for residents.’ ‘Our community is constantly telling Council that housing affordability and diversity is an enormous problem and it is looking to this organisation to provide opportunities for people to provide housing options for people on a range of incomes and also to suit their needs according to the time of their life,’ Ms Burt says. ‘Council has not yet engaged in community consultation on the planning proposal for the land in Stuart Street because we need to know first if this will be approved by the NSW government, and receive a gateway determination to do so,’ she says.

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The NSW planning minister who allowed his department to intervene to accommodate the wishes of West Byron developers has told parliament he has no role in determining the development. Anthony Roberts MP (Liberal) responded to local Greens MP Tamara Smith in parliament on March 7 over whether he would ‘act on the concerns’ of the community and, ‘the negative impacts raised about the social, environmental and economic harm of such a mega-development to iconic Byron Bay.’ He replied that as the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) is the determining authority for this application, he had ‘no role’. This is despite his planning department forcing the locally elected council to change its development control plan (DCP) to allow the controversial project to proceed. He then went on to say, ‘As part of the council’s assessment, it is required to address the concerns raised in public submissions.’ ‘Prior to making its deter-

mination, the panel will hold a public meeting to ensure that the community’s concerns are heard. The panel is required to provide written reasons for its determination’. Mr Roberts said the site was ‘first identified by the council in 1993 under the former Labor government.’

Community concerns ‘In 2009, the site was proposed by Labor as a state significant project. The project has been around for a long time… I know there is much community concern around this development. ‘I have been advised by the parliamentary secretary for the north coast, Ben Franklin, that he has heard from many locals who also have expressed many reservations.’

Cheap politics Mr Roberts then continued with cheap political point scoring against Labor’s Asren Pugh, who has nominated to run in the seat of Ballina for the 2019 NSW state election.

Roberts claims Pugh is on record as saying that ‘Labor has never supported the development.’ Additionally Mr Roberts defended his reasoning to not intervene to stop the project owing to Labor’s history with intervening on planning matters in the years that disgraced and jailed Eddie Obeid was in office. The ‘locals’ who are pushing for mass urbanisation of Byron Bay – and have yet to explain how their development will not further choke the already clogged Ewingsdale Road – are Tony Smith, Alan Heathcote, Peter Croke, David O’Connor, Garry McDonald, Warren Simmons and non-local Kevin Rogers. Two DAs for a 108-hectare housing/commercial estate opposite the Arts & Industry Estate on Ewingsdale Road closes March 29. Submissions on the ‘locals’ DA 10.2017.661.1 and on the re-exhibited QLD-based Villaworld DA 10.2017.201.1 should also be clearly marked with the DA number and can be sent to submissions@byron.nsw. gov.au.

Byron Shire District of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is holding its upcoming AA convention  at the Mullumbimby Civic Centre on the weekend of March 23–25. Friday night is public information evening and sharing. There will be a panel of four including a doctor, police officer, paramedic and AA member. They will take questions from the audience about alcoholism, the role of AA and what AA does and doesn’t do. ‘I knew that my drinking was different. I rarely if ever drank socially or in moderation. I drank with no control and could not guarantee my behaviour when I drank, nor could I stop drinking once I started to drink,’ said Janet* who has been twelve years sober, is married, a mother of three, and grandmother of five. Though Janet had occasional periods of abstinence, she couldn’t stay sober permanently. ‘I believe that alcoholism is a progressive and often fatal disorder,’ she continued. ‘I met a man who was a

member of AA. He had seen me drinking and suggested I attend a meeting and I went to the Sunday night Brunswick Heads meeting. That was my introduction to AA’. Janet recognises that she ‘was an emotional wreck and emotionally unavailable, having problems in my personal relationships, was miserable, angry, resentful, and often very fearful and didn’t realise.’ ‘My behaviour was often very antisocial, which led me to feel regretful, remorseful and shameful. I struggled to really be of much use as I rarely sobered up. My drinking was out of control. I had lost the power of choice in relation to alcohol; it controlled me and at the end of my drinking I was desperate and I wanted things to change.’ Through AA Janet was able to sober up and stop drinking. ‘I have been an active participating member of AA for 14 years. It has changed my life and for that I am incredibly grateful. It’s a design for living that works, especially in tough times.’ The only requirement for membership is a desire to

stop drinking. There are no fees or dues for AA membership; they are self-supporting through member contributions and are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics etc. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. ‘We are actively encouraging community workers and professionals to attend, especially those working directly with the still-suffering alcoholic,’ Sid, a spokesperson for the AA convention said. There will also be an Alanon (family members affected by alcohol in their homes) and Alateen (teenagers affected by alcohol in their homes) component to the weekend. For more information email: byronshireaaevents@ gmail.com. There are more than 20 open AA meetings a week in the Byron Shire. Find them on the national website www. aa.org.au or call your local AA phone line 1800 423 431 or 0401 945 671. *Janet’s name has been changed to protect her identity.

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The winner for the Stone & Wood Byron Bike Rack competition has been announced. The project asked northern rivers residents to design sculptural bike racks for the town to encourage locals and visitors to ride, rather than drive, and aims to create a

set of functional, public art installations. The winning entrants, Luke Jones, David Thompson, will be funded $20,000 to bring their ideas to life. The community initiative was supported by Council. Shortlisted entrants include Alex Polo and Mark Perkins.

C’wealth Games blamed for spike in illegal camping Chris Dobney

A recent spike in illegal camping in areas such as Mullumbimby’s Heritage Park could be a result of people being moved on from the Gold Coast ahead of the impending Commonwealth Games. Describing it a ‘very complex and challenging issue’

Council’s Sustainable Environment and Economy director Shannon Burt said there had been ‘an increase in illegal camping and the number of homeless people in the Byron Shire [recently] and this could be a result of people leaving the Gold Coast area, which is preparing for the Commonwealth Games.’

She added the council ‘understands the frustrations that residents have with respect to illegal camping in the Byron Shire’. ‘Byron Shire may well be one of the most popular tourist destinations in NSW, but people forget we are a small, regional council and illegal camping is one of the many

Native timber showcase and design competition launches Aslan Shand

‘A deep rich valley clothed with magnificent trees… in all my travels, I have never seen anything to equal the beauty of the vegetation.’ These were the words by botanist William Guilfoyle in 1869, where he described travelling up the Tweed River with Mount Warning, or Wollumbin, in the background. Today, the Big Scrub has all but been demolished, but there are a number of environmentalists and farmers who have come together to prove that there are ways to re-introduce rainforest trees and revegetate the countryside while also being able to selectively take out trees to help fund the reforestation and increase carbon sequestration. As part of the initiative, they have created the inaugural Sustainable Native Timber Showcase and Design Competition, and they are asking local woodworkers, builders, architects, interior designers and cabinetmakers in the

northern rivers and southeast Queensland regions to get involved. ‘Imagine decorating your house with furniture grown and harvested from a farm down the road and crafted by a local woodworker,’ said co-ordinator Kate Love.

$4,000 prize ‘Local farmers are starting to produce native timbers, and we are asking local woodworkers to put their creative skills to the test and enter the competition.’ With $4,000 in cash and prizes, interested entrants are encouraged to register at www.qualitytimbertraders, where more information and the design competition guidelines can be found. The project has come about because the two groups of farm foresters – the Subtropical Farm Forestry Association from NSW, and Specialty Timber Growers from southeast Queensland joined forces to create Quality Timber Traders (QTT). They are working with Southern Cross

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University to bring small growers together to create a market for rainforest timber. According to QTT project manager Dr Joe Harvey-Jones, it’s not an economic exercise. He points out that most of the growers started out planting rainforest trees for environmental regeneration. ‘Once a tree gets to 20 to 25 years old, they no longer sequester and lock up carbon. So the idea is that you can thin out the fast-growing trees, giving space for the slower-growing ones to keep sequestering carbon.’ Once the trees have reached full carbon sequestering, you can selectively log and use the timber in furniture and architecture, lock up the carbon and use the funds to plant out more areas of rainforest. The design competition will be showcased at Federal Hall on Sunday April 15. Visit www.qualitytimbertraders.com/project or the Biodiversity Connections website: www.biodiversityconnections.com.au.

‘enforcement’ challenges we are dealing with on a daily basis,’ Ms Burt said. ‘I encourage people to contact us or use the Report It function on our website to notify us of illegal camping problems in their neighbourhood.’

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Composting invention launches March 17 A composting invention that aims to divert significant volumes of organic waste from landfill is ready for production, says its inventor. Andrew Hayim De Vries from Compost Central, located in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate says the final hurdle is raising the funds to manufacture his Subpodâ&#x201E;˘. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;As such, I will be launching a crowdfunding campaign on Saturday March 17 at the Santos Organics warehouse from 10am till 12pm.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. According to www.compostcentral.org/subpod, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Subpod is designed to be embedded below ground, ideally in a raised vegetable garden, to allow easy access for maintenance and harvesting of compost. Also being positioned among your vegeta-

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at the home and some children have never been read to. Even if we spend three weeks reading, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so valuable. It shows that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about decoding language, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about engaging in the story.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; For Janine, the magic happens with the dogs and books. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Children growing up with digital devices canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell if a person is reading or playing a game or betting on the TAB, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for them to decode what is happening. Before, you could see your mum or dad read a book or newspaper. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kids use digital media for games so even though their parents might be reading, if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on a device it can be misleading. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s were the disconnect comes through. Story Dogs will never go digitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, says Janine who is committed to getting real dogs and real books into schools all around the country. If you have a friendly dog and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to volunteer or you are interested in a program for your school, go to storydogs.org.au.

8,020 surveyed Australians want community consent on mining A CSIRO survey about attitudes toward mining reports that while those who took part â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;accept mining and hold positive views about its role in contributing to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy, they hold low levels of trust in in the industry, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel they have a voice in shaping the in-

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Trust deficit CSIRO social scientist Dr Kieren Moffat says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been lacking in these discussions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about a resource base thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s managed on behalf of

Australian citizens â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is the citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; voice.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Australia is one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top resource producers. Iron ore continues to be Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest export earner, contributing tens of billions of dollars each year to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yet with increasing com-

munity expectations, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vital to the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future that it maintains a social licence to operate.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CSIRO say participants were over the age of 18 living in mining regions, non-mining regions and metropolitan areas. For more info visit www.csiro.au/ attitudestomining.

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Environmental activist and local union organiser Asren Pugh will be seeking preselection nomination to run for Labor in the seat of Ballina at the 2019 NSW state election. ‘This bungling Liberal National Party state government is prioritising building new sports stadiums in Sydney, rather than local services in the bush,’ he said. He says he would focus on issues such as high-quality health and hospital services, and local public education from preschool to university. Other priorities include homeless, refuge and disability services, public transport and tourists paying their ‘fair share through a bed tax instead of lumping residents with higher council rates.’ ‘I want local roads that don’t pop your tires.’

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Politics in the pub returns, March 28 Advocate lawyers Vinay Orekondy and Sue Higginson will be joined by fellow lawyer Mark Swivel for Politics in the Pub on March 28 at the Courthouse in Mullum. Organisers say the focus of the talks will be the ‘critical importance of protecting and preserving the environment, how to develop strategies to

confront the power of corporations and other enemies, and how to build grassroots, community-based organisations capable of bringing about progressive change.’ The talk will conclude with three practical things that people can do to advance the cause of progressive change.

Last Friday, some of the Bluesfest team gathered at the Brewery to celebrate the launch of the 29th festival. Pictured are Rusty ‘Nails’ Thorpe and Brendan Meek from Bluesfest, Lion Nathan’s Rodd Bailey and John Francois with Alain DeCarna and Nathan Brown. Photo Jeff Dawson

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Community Alliance for Byron Shire (CABS) president Matthew ‘Cleva’ O’Reilly has told The Echo he has been reelected. ‘[We] represent a combined membership of over 500 members of the Byron community,’ he said. Those groups are: ‘Bangalow Progress Association, Brunswick Foreshore Protection Group, Brunswick Heads

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Celebrated interior stylist moves to Byron If you’ve occasionally picked up a lifestyle magazine over the past 15 years then the chances are at some point you’ve seen the work of Jason Grant. The interior stylist and author’s work has appeared in numerous Australian and International titles over the years, including Inside Out, Belle, and Vogue Living, and he has worked with some of the country’s biggest fashion and retail brands. Now, the beach-loving designer has come to the Shire to ply his trade, and will be joining The Echo as a guest columnist in our Home and Garden section. ‘I’ve been visiting Byron Bay for many years and I guess now I’m an official local,’ Mr

New Echo guest columnist and celebrated interior stylist Jason Grant. Photo Jeff ‘All Style Since…’ Dawson

Grant told The Echo last week. ‘I came up to shoot some stuff for my second book, liked it and decided I wanted to move up here and so I did.

It was just a case of “Why not?”. The former Bondi resident generally does interior design styling for magazine and advertising shoots, but also helps

to decorate people’s homes. ‘It’s something I’ve been doing for quite some time now – encouraging people to find their own style, their unique journey, and I guess I’d like to inspire people to have a go,’ he says. This type of encouragement with be a key theme in his regular contributions for The Echo. ‘It’s about demystifying – giving people the confidence to think about their home and the kind of environment they’re creating in their own space,’ he says. ‘A lot of people find it hard to make decisions about their home and so I’m hoping to guide people through that process a bit and to give them some good ideas.’

Towner’s great charity shave comes with book Local adventurer and author Matt Towner has found a sharp new way to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and launch his latest book at the same time. As Matt’s 80-year-old mum is a long-term leukaemia survivor, he’s chosen to make the launch of his new book, Crazy Shi*t in Asia, a fundraiser for the charity. He’s launching the book as part of The World’s Greatest

Shave at The Blade barbers’ shop under La La Land in Byron Bay on Friday March 16, from 5pm, as he goes the full mo. You can choose to join him at fundraise yourself, or donate to Matt’s fundraising page at http://bit.ly/2FselD8. Matt, who is very lucky to be alive after a motorcycle accident in the middle of nowhere deep in the dark jungles of Thailand, has turned

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CHANGES TO PARKING RESTRICTIONS COMING SOON To improve the flow of traffic and increase access to parking spaces, Byron Shire Council is implementing revised parking management schemes in various locations within Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads, Bangalow and Mullumbimby. New parking signage will be installed in early March.

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A north coast Liberal MLC launched an extraordinary attack on a Byron Shire councillor and the Byron Bay Community Centre (BBCC) under parliamentary privilege in the Upper House last week. Under parliamentary privilege, speeches made within the chamber by MPs are exempt from defamation court cases. Lennox Head-based MP Catherine Cusack called for a review of Byron Community Centre’s governance and accused Cr Paul Spooner, who is also the BBCC general manager, of bullying a Rainbow Markets stallholder who opposed Council’s plan to relocate the markets. BB CC manages the monthly markets and that revenue supports BBCC activities. And unlike other community centres, BBCC does not recieve any direct council or state government funding. Cr Spooner confirmed with The Echo that stallholder Ian Brown was suspended for three months after market staff and stallholders complained of his behaviour. The identity of the accusers has been kept confidential, even to Mr Brown. Cr Spooner told The Echo, ‘The accusations were verified – it was a clear breach of our Code of Conduct, which all stallholders sign up to.’ ‘He was given a right of reply and review.’ Mr Brown denies the accusations and says he has a long and unblemished record of operating at the markets. The Echo has been supplied with character support by fellow market stallholders. Additionally fellow stallholder Helen Burns told The

Echo that the Code of Conduct ‘stated to the effect that stallholders’ agreement needed to be immediate and the terms were non-negotiable.’ ‘Anyone not in agreement would be banned from the market. That sounds like duress to me. The “code” itself appears to be highly prejudicial to stallholders’ rights.’ Meanwhile, Ms Cusack claims the Byron Community Centre management of the markets lacks transparency. ‘The tender criteria are not public,’ she said. ‘What angers me is that revenues from Butler Street Reserve should be expended on rehabilitating the drains polluting the nature reserve and Belongil Creek, but under this cute arrangement, the income is going into Paul Spooner’s pocket.’ It’s an accusation Mr Spooner strongly rejects, and told The Echo the market tender process was rigorous and transparent. He said, ‘Ms Cusack is ill-informed about issues in Byron Bay and doesn’t know what her own government is doing.’ While he agreed that the market grounds have seen few improvements over the years, he says that as BBCC lease the Council-managed reserve, council are responsible for its upkeep. The Echo understands that income that is derived from state government-owned Crown assets must be reinvested back into that asset or land. ‘I pushed for improvements for Butler Street with Council’s general manager more than five years ago,’ Cr Spooner said. Most recenly, Cr Spooner pointed to a press release in February this year: Byron

than a quarter of the reserve, when what was needed was a bus stop for interstate buses travelling from Brisbane to Sydney. ‘I am at a loss to understand how Council, government or anybody could propose any construction on Butler Street Reserve. Left: Lennox Head-based MP Catherine Cusack (Liberal). Right: Councillor (Country Labor) and Byron Community Centre general manager Paul Spooner.

Market Site Needs A Makeover. In her speech, Ms Cusack also attacked the character of BBCC’s president, Jason Arthurton. ‘Byron Community Centre’s president is Mr Spooner’s friend, Jason Arthurton, who was the owner and chief executive officer of Wicked Travel, which went belly up last year after selling its assets to Greyhound buses.’ ‘This meant the liquidators had no assets to refund holiday deposits or fund wages for hundreds of backpackers – most from overseas – because Greyhound buses had fleeced the operation. ‘The backpackers employed by Wicked did not have access to the federal government’s employee benefits program because they were not citizens and they could not renew their 457 visas because they had lost their jobs, so they had to leave the country – happy days for Jason Arthurton!’ Cr Spooner told The Echo that the BBCC board supported Mr Arthurton’s character and believed that media reports that raised questions around Mr Arthurton’s involvement in the liquidation of Wicked Travel were inaccurate. The promise of a transport bus interchange by the gov-

ernment at the last state election was a key point of Ms Cusack’s speech, and she told the chamber that a year ago, on March 8, ‘an extraordinary attack was launched upon the NSW government by the then general manager of Byron Council [Ken Gainger].’

Bus interchange ‘I was taken aback, as was the parliamentary secretary, the Hon Ben Franklin, who had been in discussions with the council about where to locate the terminal. The issue was always about the council’s masterplan for the area, which was passed by a previous council.’ She went on to explain that the area was a former tip site. She said, ‘As part of the master plan, Byron Council wanted the state government to build the bus interchange on Butler Street Reserve.’ ‘So we have all this political gunfire from the general manager and Transport NSW, which unfortunately has no presence in northern NSW north of Newcastle – in other words, no presence at all – engaged a consultant at the behest of Byron’s masterplan. ‘At the behest of Council, the NSW government consultants came up with some Taj Mahal bus terminal, which will take out more

Rubbish tip site ‘It is a former rubbish tip in a sand dune. It is leaching toxins into Cumbebin Nature Reserve, which feeds Belongil Creek, described by National Parks as one of the most disturbed waterway systems in the state.’ Remarkably, Cr Spooner told The Echo the first councillors knew about the transport hub was around the time it become public in The Echo. It’s another issue where Council staff appeared to have pushed major infrastructure projects without fully informing councillors. At the time, The Echo reported that staff asked councillors to make a quick decision to approve the plans and to affirm the location, which had never been previously discussed. Questions by The Echo to the state government around transparency, the cost and suitability of the plans were never replied to. ‘The Nationals never put a figure on the upgrade of the bus transit,’ Cr Spooner said. ‘The Butler Street location came out of the blue.’ Yet there is a difference of opinion regarding whether the Butler Street location for the bus terminal was included in the masterplan; Ms Cusack said, ‘The reason I say the masterplan drove the [terminal] location is because on page 31 of the Byron Masterplan (2016), Butler Street Re-

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serve is nominated as part of an integrated transport hub.’ Yet Cr Spooner says the Butler Street location for the terminal was never included in the Byron Bay masterplan. ‘The idea of a bus interchange came from a National Party promise prior to the last state election.’ ‘It was the NSW government that wanted to build the bus interchange on Butler Street Reserve – not Byron Shire Council, ie it was Ms Cusack’s government making the decision.’ Cr Spooner said, ‘On page 91, the Masterplan clearly identifies the Railway Square Bus Interchange. Ironically, this is exactly where the state government is now considering building a bus interchange – back where Byron Council first identified it in 2016. It’s worth noting the masterplan identifies the Butler Street Reserve as both a carpark and a market site on page 92 as a long-term priority.’ And Council’s suggestion to relocate 350 stalls to the beachfront while the bus terminal was being constructed was also criticised by Ms Cusack as ‘even more environmentally bizarre.’ ‘I wonder what Byron Shire Council was inhaling when it came up with that ridiculous plan,’ she said.

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The Echo asked Ms Cusack if it was true she didn’t contacted Mr Spooner prior to the speech, and she replied, ‘It is correct I did not contact Mr Spooner, who has a voice as a councillor, and CEO of the BCC. My role is to give a voice to those who don’t have one.’ As for service delivery of the BBCC, Ms Cusack said their staff costs totalled $634,545, ‘[which is] two-

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after stallholder suspended thirds of the $952,548.06 operating budget.’ ‘Their main activities appear to be maintaining the building, operating the theatre and running the markets. This is reflected in their government grants from Crown Lands for the building and the arts for theatre seats and the main BBCC fundraising project is “comfy bums” to match arts funding for new theatre seats. ‘There are some services, but relatively few compared with other NGOs in the welfare space with a similar wages bill’. She says, ‘Over the past five years, the BBCC has received $1.545 million in fees from markets at Butler Street Reserve. They have paid $53,570 in licences and fees and I assume most of that has been paid to Byron Council for the right to manage the markets. ‘Byron Council also receives an unknown sum in parking revenues and fines from cars parked on the reserve. ‘None of these funds have been re-invested by BBCC or Byron Council in the Reserve for market facilities or to rehabilitate the drains carrying toxic leachate into the nature reserve. ‘It is absolutely outrageous – the Reserve is in desperate need and yet it is being bled dry for non-reserve purposes. ‘As a Byron Shire councillor, Paul Spooner is a Trustee for Butler Reserve. As CEO of BBCC, he is licensee for Butler Reserve. And yet, Paul Spooner shrugs his shoulders

and says, “It’s nothing to do with me”, while $1.5 million public reserve income pours into his organisation and not one penny is returned to the Reserve or its users. What’s wrong with this picture?’ In reply, Cr Spooner repeated that Council are the authority that administrates the money raised from the reserve – not the BBCC – and that the Community Centre uses the Crown Reserve less than four per cent of its operating time. ‘The other times the Trustees of the land lease it to the Farmers Market and as a carpark,’ he said. Yet Ms Cusack claims Cr Spooner characterised her speech as an attack on Byron Bay Community Centre. ‘This is masterful distraction,’ she said. ‘The issue is Butler Reserve, his administration of the licences to operate markets and yes, I criticised the governance arrangements of BBCC as licensees for the Reserve. The issue has escalated because of his suspension of Ian Brown and that was made very clear in my speech’. ‘There are excellent services operating out of the Community Centre and at no time have I reflected on those services or the volunteers. Paul Spooner’s response is deliberately misdirected and, I repeat, addresses none of the issues raised in my speech.’ As for income generated by the community markets, Cr Spooner says Ms Cusack ‘failed to mention the expenses involved in managing such a venture.’

‘The average income generated over the last five financial years for all markets managed by BBCA (Community, Beachside and Artisan) equates to $313,839.’ ‘However, this is not the profit. To understand the reality it is best to look at the last year’s trading figures. It should also be noted that Byron Shire Council receives the trading figures on a very regular basis, and it is a condition of the licence.’

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Cr Spooner supplied The Echo with figures of how much the BBCC contributed to the community in the last year, as compared with what Ms Cusack has contributed. They include hot meals provided: 29,500, hot showers: 350, seniors’ activities: 104, personal-care kits distributed: 92, training provided to women in need: 24, frozen meals distributed: 3,500, community events sponsored: 100, community service excellence awards: three, no-interest loans provided: 877, amount raised for other not-for-profits: $18,500. Cr Spooner claims Ms Cusack has contributed nothing of service except defending one workplace bully. Yet stallholder Helen Burns told The Echo, ‘Many of those statistics [from Cr Spooner] ride on the back of hard-working charities. Let’s take the first one on his list: 29,500 meals.’ ‘I am assuming the lion’s share of this figure is a result of Liberation Larder’s hard work. BBCC give them a

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room rent free, and pay their power bill (have you seen the massive solar panel installation on BCC’s roof?). ‘That’s where BCC’s involvement, financial or otherwise stops. All the food is donated from outside and all the workers are volunteers from outside, and yet Spooner claims BBCC have given out 29,500 meals?

Recycle reminder as China clamps down on our waste In the wake of China heavily restricting rubbish it accepts from the ‘developed world’, including Australia, council staff have reminded residents that Byron Shire’s yellow bin kerbside collection is sent to Lismore City Council’s stateof-the-art recycling centre.

While council staff say the Lismore facility is still managing to find local and international markets for most recyclables, ‘Any products that there aren’t a market for at the moment will be stockpiled until alternative markets are found.’

Open invitation Cr Spooner added, ‘The Byron Community Centre would welcome Ms Cusack making her claims outside parliament, or even better coming to the Community Centre to see firsthand the vital work we do. Ms Cusack has an open invitation. ‘It does everyone, including Ms Cusack and her colleagues, a disservice to make misinformed statements and use parliamentary privilege to tower over local, not-for-profit community organisations.’ ‘It’s worth noting that Don Page (a former local member of parliament for 27 years and a NSW local government minister) thought so highly of the good work of BCC that he sat as a member of the management committee in 2016.’ Cr Spooner added, ‘The upper house is often referred to as the coward’s castle.’ ‘It would be great if the Byron Community Centre, market stallholders, council and residents work together to ensure the Butler Street Reserve is a special place for markets and other appropriate community events and activities.’

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Independent is best A call for greater scrutiny of Council’s finances by deputy mayor Basil Cameron is welcomed by The Echo. Any way to improve trust in decision making in those we elect and those who manage Council’s assets, finances and projects should always be encouraged. Interestingly Cr Cameron was elected as an independent. Noosa in QLD, for example, prohibit political party members from being elected. Isn’t less political waffle always a good thing? Byron Shire Council would no doubt benefit from a similar policy. QQQQ

Italian people power! The recent Italian election saw the environmentally minded, anti-establishment people’s party known as the Five Star Movement gain the bulk of the popular vote. In fact, they increased their vote to 32.22 per cent, up 6.62 per cent. Yet any government majority is still to emerge. With 900 members chosen for its two houses of parliament, Italian seats are awarded by a complex system involving both direct constituencies and proportional representation, according to The Guardian. Italy has proven over many years to be a very difficult place to govern and perhaps it’s because there are so many competing parties. You get a lot more done as a tyrant. Former leader and tyrant Silvio Berlusconi tried a comeback, but appears to have failed. Being anti-establishment, Five Star will have to actually make deals and engage in diplomacy, which is a challenge for a party so used to being in opposition. Local activist Helena Norberg-Hodge interviewed Five Star’s charismatic founder, Beppe Grillo, who started out as a comedian. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRUFwt5tFws). He said nation states are disappearing and we are witnessing the emergence of powerful cities, like what happened in the Middle Ages. Grillo says these centralised cities have no idea what is happening in other areas, don’t adequately invest in them, and palm social services off to corporations. ‘Redistribution of wealth is the problem of all problems.’ The concept of poverty is a cultural concept and is rooted in an intelligence that we have lost over generations. We were once able to distinguish truth from falsehood and didn’t buy anything [we] didn’t need. We need to regain the understanding the sense of enough, to recognise that I have what I need.’ Hans Lovejoy, editor News tips are welcome: editor@echo.net.au

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et another triumph for our indefatigable prime minister. Now he has saved the nation – maybe the world – from the scourge of The Donald’s dastardly tariffs on steel and aluminium. Through diligent persuasion, remorseless argument and irrefutable logic, Malcolm Turnbull and his colleagues have explained that because Australia has followed America into a few military adventures together, because we have shared values like the rule of law and respect for women – well, some women – and above all because of the shared mystique of mutual mateship Australia, along with a lot other countries, will be exempted from the onerous duty. Cheering, fireworks, dancing in the streets. There is, of course, another version, which is that the result should never have been in doubt. Why, just a few days ago in Washington Trump and Turnbull collaborated in a cosy love-in and POTUS promised, in front of witnesses, that if there were to be any tariffs – and of course he was not saying there would be – then certainly they would not apply to Australia. And yet our relieved leader had barely touched down in Canberra before Trump announced that not only would there be tariffs, but there would be no exemptions. This was war, Trump implied – a full-scale trade war. ‘Trade wars are good, and easy to win,’ he enthused. And given that piece of braggadocio, there was an understandable reaction from the proposed victims. China, the main one, must have been a little puzzled; after all, it may be a huge exporter to the United States, but only a tiny part of that is metals. However, having been designated a target, it felt compelled to respond, although at this

stage it is not clear how serious or widespread any reprisals might be. The European Union, on the other hand, is a big exporter of both steel and aluminium, and would thus be collateral damage to the Trump campaign. It too has threatened to retaliate, and if those two giants get into the stoush, things could be very nasty. Turnbull went through his ritual affirmation of free trade all round, but from a domestic political point of view it was vital that Australia should get the favourable treatment it was promised. So he, Julie Bishop, Steve Ciobo

be in trouble, Turnbull got the concession he needed. But only at the price of a humiliating, even desperate, series of entreaties which proved just how flaky the president’s word can be. We do not yet know what the quid pro quo will be, but, Trump being Trump, it’s a very safe bet that there will be one and if China remains the primary objective of Trump’s tantrums, it may not be a pretty one for Australia. As Henry Kissinger once observed, America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.

Turnbull begged, implored, grovelled, he negotiated on his knees, not to change the mind of his great and powerful friend. by Mungo MacCallum and anyone else who could be roped in pleaded for Australia to be made a special case, like Canada and Mexico. Our treatment could – nay, it must – include security considerations, thus avoiding possible sanctions from the World Trade Organisation. But mainly, it was just because it was Australia – America’s most loyal ally. And to show just how loyal we could be, Turnbull begged, implored, grovelled, he negotiated on his knees, not to change the mind of his great and powerful friend, but just to urge him to stay consistent for a couple of weeks. It worked, naturally; it was always going to. Much of what Trump announces is in the nature of ambit claims, all-embracing proclamations on Twitter, which frantic bureaucrats have to sort out before they can be transformed into policy. So although the world economy may well still

And at this stage of its history, America’s interest is focused unremittingly on Donald Trump and what he may do next. And as has just been shown, this may not be predictable, logical or even entirely sane. Some foreign affairs analysts are starting to consider the unthinkable: We may have to have a hard, cold look at just how we may be pulled into the mix as The Donald charges wildly into an uncertain world. But for the moment we are back to the same old domestic reality as Turnbull tries to salvage a last, lingering week of the autumn session of parliament before disappearing into the entrails of the next budget – and probably the last one before a federal election. He says he will definitely go to 2019 (perhaps hoping to make it more than 60 losing Newspolls in a row: is there no end to his ambition?). But to hold things off until after the budget would involve a certain manipu-

lation with numbers and dates, and that kind of trickery did not turn out too well in 2016. So yet again we are searching for a reset, a circuit-breaker, just something that works. But it looks as if we are facing more of the same: brutal and ruthless personal attacks on Bill Shorten, now extending to his family, staff and acquaintances, and more innumerate waffle about the wonder and beauty of corporate tax cuts. Repeated experiments have shown that the voters are not impressed; they would probably prefer a few more verses of The Ballad Of Bonking Barnaby, as this endless soapie meanders into ever more bizarre trails. And the commentariat apparently believes that the answer is more conservative (meaning, in many cases, reactionary) ideology, a conclave of philosopher kings (themselves, naturally) to revive the heart and soul of what they laughingly call the centreright – the time when the coalition ruled unchallenged and the voters knew their place. The problem is that those days are gone forever – and a cursory glance towards Washington (or perhaps Mar-a-Lago) is all that is required to prove it. In this febrile atmosphere, Turnbull’s triumphs are likely to be both transient and illusory – what is needed is precisely the nimbleness and agility Turnbull once aspired to in those giddy days when people still believed in him. The Trump presidency is still a work in progress, but we will be stuck with it for nearly another three years at least – more likely seven. It will certainly outlast the Turnbull prime ministership. Kow-towing for crumbs from the table is, perhaps, one tactic to end a pseudo-crisis; it is not a re-election strategy. But then, neither is anything else Turnbull has turned up.

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Another franchise? Council is advertising its proposal to amend the LEP to allow additional temporary commercial uses on the rail corridor etc and to increase ‘temporary’ from 14 to 52 days in twelve months. A huge array of new summer businesses in the heart of Byron’s CBD? A colourful, eclectic vibe or moneymakers in a temple to the tacky that will exacerbate the increasingly unattractive vibe for locals frequenting their town centre? We all know that Byron’s two million-odd visitors a year make it a commercial honey pot but there’s a perception that the permanent businesses are parasitic profiteers while anyone who sets up under some canvas is a struggling battler nobly eking out a living. It is time we gave some recognition to the benefits our permanent businesses bring: year-round commercial rates, ongoing employment, donations to local events and organisations, year-round services. These businesses pay some of the highest commercial rents in the state and rely on the peak season trade to cover the rent and wages bills that don’t go away in the winter. There are already a number of threats to the legitimate businesses pulling their weight: holiday renters or front-yard traders paying residential rates, street and roadside traders paying nothing happily ignored by Council. It’s about time Council and the Chamber of Commerce offered some support to the locally owned businesses that are disappearing in the homogenised trend of the ubiquitous franchise. Most people would con-

cede that monthly markets and intermittent special events add to a community, but a 52-day period would only offer temptation to set up for the school summer holidays, or for every weekend of the busiest six months. What are the arguments for a nearly fourfold increase and what will be the real impact? Submissions close 30 March. Liz Levy Suffolk Park

Illegal mining in the Byron Shire? I was driving home yesterday afternoon when I saw seven small men with picks and shovels over their shoulders walk out of a pothole in Middle Pocket Road. I pulled over to try and see where they were going, but they quickly disappeared into the long grass and I had no chance of following them. So I cautiously approached the pothole in case there were any more coming out. As I stood and stared into the murky gloom of the pothole I noticed that it disappeared into the ground at a fairly shallow angle and that the lump of wood that I could see was actually the back end of a rail car that was sitting on a narrow-gauge railroad disappearing down the pothole. I also noticed an electric cable entering the corner of the hole and there were lights further down the shaft near the rail line. The small guys had obviously turned out the lights when they left for the evening. My questions are therefore: 1) Has there been a licence issued for this activity? 2) Is this why it is so hard to fill in the potholes – are the little guys constantly digging them out again? 3) If there

really is a diamond mine under Middle Pocket Road, how can I get in on the action? Ray Linabury Middle Pocket Road

Dog kills joey A swamp wallaby was chased from the beach into the ocean by a cattle dog on Belongil beach last Wednesday. The wallaby was so scared it swam further and further. Local residents Andre and John took to their board and canoe and rescued the wallaby, which unbelievably had swum all the way to Julian Rocks! Back on the beach they rang WIRES. Sadly it was discovered that the wallaby was a mother, and the baby had drowned in her pouch. The mother is in care at the local vet. I am asking people to be in control of their dogs and walk them in dog-exercise areas only. The Belongil Creek area is a resting safe haven and roosting place for many migratory birds, and some fly thousands of miles before finally landing on our shores. Wallabies also need to have some places to rest and feel safe. Next time you are thinking of walking past the signs located beachside on the Manfred street staircase, show empathy and compassion. We should all do the right thing, and love our wildlife like you love your dog. Judith Addison Byron Bay

West Byron surfers While stuck in a traffic jam near where the ill-conceived West Byron development is proposed I was contemplating the meaning of life and the vagaries of vehicular

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fluidity when it struck me that many hundreds of new houses would mean many hundreds of more surf craft splashing about in the bay. Finally getting to The Pass I paddled out in among the crowd of happy backpackers, impossibly clad young women, young serious men who never smile and grumpy old buggers who know how good it was back in the day. This surf spot where people come to play in the waves is a good indicator of a place being loved beyond death and you have to ask the question: when is enough enough? Lodge a submission objecting to this gross overdevelopment before the end of March. Chris Cooney Mullumbimby

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should reward us with cheaper coffees. Charging extra for takeaway coffees would work, but in the competitive market of Byron cafes this is unlikely. So, it’s up to us consumers to insist on a re-usable cup. Do we really need to run around the streets sipping from plastic cups? It’s really a most un-Byron look! Simon Alderton Byron Bay

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Disposable Byron It surprises me how environmentally conscious Byron Bay is awash with disposable coffee cups. People don’t seem to be in a great hurry in other aspects of Byron life (especially driving on the roads) so why the need for so many takeaway coffees? The practice of many local cafes is only aiding this environmental travesty. Several cafes in Byron only serve coffee is takeaway cups. Others will serve coffee in disposable cups unless one asks otherwise and then there are baristas who serve customers ordering takeaway coffees first. I was in a popular local cafe the other day when a customer, who ordered his coffee after me, received his before me only because, I assume, it was takeaway. Rather than punishing customers for ordering their coffees in a glass or cup, cafes

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USE YOUR OTHER HAND When you’re parked parallel to the kerb and you go to open the door onto a bike lane, please reach over with your far hand, the driver’s left hand, instead. This forces you to swivel your body and brings any cyclists approaching from behind into view, thus avoiding ‘dooring’ them and perhaps saving a life in the process. This is known as the Dutch Reach, and has protected many cyclists from a world of pain. Brought to you by Echo Publications Cycle for Life Service

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negative-gearing policy and land taxes have helped to create the current mess. They must be a big part of the solution! Bill McMahon Lennox Head

continued from page 13 Brunswick River. For five years now Simon and Lorraine Freeden have willingly organised this outing, providing their boat, their time and even the morning tea. Your generosity, commitment and passion are sincerely appreciated. Linda Hibbard Brunswick Heads

Fluoride... whatever A World Health Organization report 2004 citing studies of fluoride in lab animals stated that bone fragility and collagen inhibition resulted from surplus fluoride ingestion. It also stated that bone fluorosis (bone disease) and tooth flourosis (mottled enamel colouring) are also possible consequences of excess fluoride intake and advised that those with renal (kidney) weakness are more vulnerable. My own research has led me to believe that deposits of fluoride on the pituitary gland have a direct effect on sleep and depression tendencies, as a consequence of disturbing the circadian rhythm. Friends have advised that flouride toothpaste is an effective rat killer... just slit the tube and leave it. Fluoride occurs in both natural and refined food and also in the air. Those who feel the need for it would be wiser to seek medical advice for dosage levels, taking many factors into account. Perhaps Byron and surrounding councils might consider being fluoride free as a major tourist attraction! Kaye Groves Mullumbimby

Bruns footbridge I would like to commend Matt and Kim, the men working on the footbridge over the Brunswick River, for the fine job they have done. We now have a bridge that is wooden, safe, pleasing to the eye and in keeping with the natural beauty of our unique area. Well done! Pam Bailey Brunswick Heads

Affordable housing Your editorial (March 7) on the lack of housing affordability was most welcome owing to the current crisis in housing affordability that has led to low home ownership and high rents. I attended a forum on home ownership at the recent Mullumbimby Music Festival that was panelled by the Byron mayor, Tamara Smith and an economist. Six people attended! It seems people have given up on the possibility of home ownership, which is sad. Hopefully your editorial will stimulate discussion and action on this most important matter. Councils, churches and other large landholders can play a significant role by making some of their surplus landholdings available at affordable prices. Governments with their

No afterthought I read with interest the glowing review of Two Hands Collective in The Echo (February 28). It matches my experiences as a regular customer. I was therefore surprised by the

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last sentence, which stated ‘Though you may not make the trip specifically, if work or play take you the Ballina way, check out Two Hands’ because it is so contradictory of the rest of the review. Eating at this gem should be the specific reason for people in Byron Shire to travel to Ballina to enjoy its fare and conviviality. It should not be an afterthought tacked onto another reason for travelling ‘the Ballina way’. Meg Pickup Ballina

Estating the obvious Why do real estate agents disregard ‘no junk mail’ signs? ‘Win a free holiday worth $7,500’, ‘Dishwashers, hair dryers, refrigerators and blenders all 85% off ’, ‘What your local member can do for you...’ Junk mail. The last and pathetic form of intrusive marketing. There was a time when your phone would ring with unsolicited calls for all manner of items. Then a register was established where people could elect for their number to be withheld from relentless sales machines intent on consumption. The capitalist machine generally complied and everyday working Australians were at peace at the dinner table. That is of course until our little paradise was molested by greedy real estate sales agents committed only to ripping the soul, along with their commissions, out of our hard-working community. Shame, shame, shame on them. This used to be a community where value was placed in the person, not the profit. My letterbox is an exten-

sion of my consciousness as it is my sacred connection to news and pen-pal letters. When I was away and it rained heaps and all my mail was soggy because Lionel Hutz was trying to convince me to sell my house or buy the house next door for about 50 million dollarydoos! Keep out of my letterbox, Lois Bucket! M Trevillion Lennox Head

Capitalism refit Phillip Frazer shouldn’t be surprised at the simplistic ‘left/right’ analyses of his piece on capitalism. Few Australians seem to realise that capitalism, like democracy, is not the same everywhere. Capitalism doesn’t have to be the predatory dog-eat-dog institution that prevails in English-speaking countries. The main problem with capitalism here is that businesses consider the interests of only one of their stakeholders; their shareholders. Imagine a capitalism in which businesses recognised the interests of their employees and customers, their suppliers and the communities in which they operate and adjusted their policies to benefit them as well as shareholders. In parts of the world this happens. In Scandinavia and parts of mainland Europe more socially oriented forms of capitalism prevail. While free-market capitalism rules in Scandinavian countries, with a high percentage of workers belonging to a union collective bargaining is conducted at a national level. With government mediation, representatives of labour and employers negotiate wages continued on page 16

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Have your say: We need to hear your ideas to help form the controls. • Drop in to one of our consultation sessions to discuss your concerns and suggestions - no appointments necessary: • Bangalow: Monday 26 March 3:30 – 7:30pm A & I Hall, 3 Station St • Federal: Tuesday 27 March 3:30 – 7:00pm Jasper Corner Hall, 3 Federal Rd • Byron Bay: Thursday 29 March 3:30 – 7:30pm Community Centre Verandah Room, 69 Jonson St • Mullumbimby: Thursday 5 April 3:30–7:30pm: Civic Memorial Hall 55 Dalley St • Submit your suggestions online: visit www.yoursaybyronshire.com.au/rural-weddingsand-events Byron Shire Council 70-90 Station Street, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 E: council@byron.nsw.gov.au

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continued from page 14 and labor market policy. Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coordinated market economy is another example of capitalism operating differently and recognises that employees have a legitimate stake in their operations. Those who tell you that if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like capitalism you must be a socialist or communist are clearly wrong. But we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to like, or accept, capitalism as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practised here. Capitalism can be improved but this will require voters returning governments that have the courage to stand up to the outcry from business and insist, through legislation, that companies share their profits more widely. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold your breath. The reaction of business to this would be more extreme than the reaction to the mining tax. They are motivated by greed and they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to share. Warren Kennedy Mullumbimby

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When a mining project is economically (and environmentally) doubtful, then a political party or factionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support is a deafening alarm bell. The only ethic of a corporate robot is maximum profit. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Family friendlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Woolies just illustrated this with their deliberate strategy to squeeze the most from pokie addicts, and to hell with social responsibilities. If Adani pushes a marginal project, it expects the cream to come from governments. Smart politicians know the project is highly risky. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Proâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; politicians fear the electorate, or expect personal gain. Wavering politicians donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the courage to lobby against risking public funds. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unable to lead. They only react to hidden pressures. Fellow duped citizens â&#x20AC;&#x201C; resist the bribe of jobs. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe the environmental assurances of these politicians. Damage to country and farmers is assured. In countless career visits to mine sites, I never observed one without scarred landscapes and pollution problems. Aggregate damage costs and government infrastructure costs next to corporate profits are far too great. To borrow a Trump-ism, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bad dealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for Oz. Hayo van der Woude Mullumbimby

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The suggestion of using trillions of dollars of Australian Pension Fund money

to maintain and rebuild decaying USA road and bridge infrastructure, which the Americans can not apparently afford to maintain themselves, is reminiscent of tributes paid to the Roman Empire by conquered nations and would appear to be the most ludicrous policy ever suggested by any Australian government. Peter Olson Goonengerry

Pork barrelling An interesting letter from Keith Williams (Feburary 28) regarding the pork-barrelling activities by the Nationalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ben Franklin. Yes, this fellow is like Father Christmas; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popping down every chimney in the Ballina electorate. The cash splash is great, Ben, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably just suffering from the shock of seeing someone from the Nationals doing it. The Nationals love beating their chests over recent spending on local hospitals and roads and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re badly needed, but they conveniently forget most of these projects were started by the previous Labor government and the sudden cash splash has come from flogging off our public infrastructure. The sad result of selling our electricity grid has already resulted in the loss of at least 600 jobs in regional NSW with another 600 scheduled to go, and as of July 2017 NCOSS reported that 77 per cent of low-income NSW households are going without heating in a bid to reduce their onerous power bills. NSW electricity consumers have experienced the biggest price rise in Australia with almost half of regional customers now suffering bill crisis. NSW now has the dubious honour of having some of the highest electricity prices in the world, and is currently being investigated by the ACCC regarding price collusion. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure from recent election disasters the Nationals have already got the message and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what all the pork barrelling is about, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too surprised if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re somewhat reluctant to be enticed with our own money. Keith Duncan Pimlico

Ben responds Keith Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter (28 February) needs to be informed of a few facts: 1. It was the state Labor government (1995-2011) that issued all the CSG licences on the north coast and it was left to the state coalition govern-

netdaily.net.au ment to buy those licences back. The Ballina electorate now has no CSG licences thanks to the Nationals in government. 2. On infrastructure, the coalition has delivered in spades compared to Labor. The two most recent examples â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and there are many more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are the new central hospital for Byron Shire (ignored by Labor) and the new high school for Ballina. 3. The Nationals have always been very active in the Ballina electorate. Why do you think our former member Don Page (Nationals) was never taken to preferences in 27 years? Because he was so active in the community and delivered results for everyone regardless of their political persuasion. His is the example I am trying to follow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and I make absolutely no apology for that. Ben Franklin MLC Nationals

Israeli apartheid Mr Alhadeff touts his credentials â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;as a senior editor on a staunchly anti-apartheid newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Letters March 7) but he does not appear to have suffered like the Daily Dispatchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donald Woods. Woods was such a trenchant critic of South African apartheid that he was stripped of his editorship and banned from public speaking, writing, travelling or working. His phone was tapped and his six-year-old daughter was severely burned by a T-shirt laced with ninhydrin. We are entitled to ask what was the nature of Mr Alhadeff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modus vivendi with the South African apartheid regime. Moshe Dayan was honest enough to admit that Israel had all the trappings of an apartheid state. At the funeral of assassinated Israeli bomb maker Roi Rotberg he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Let us not today cast blame on the murderers. Who are we to argue against their potent hatred for us? For eight years they have been sitting in the refugee camps in Gaza, and before their eyes we have been turning the land and villages in which they and their forefathers lived into our own inheritance... â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We are the generation of settlement, and without steel helmets and the maw of the cannon we will not be able to plant a tree or build a home. Our children will not live if we do not dig shelters, and without barbedwire fences and machine guns we will not be able to pave roads or drill for water...â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gareth W R Smith Palestine Liberation Centre

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Dustyesky hits WOMAD Vivienne Pearson

Dustyesky, the very Russian choir made up of not-so-Russian men from Mullumbimby, performed to thousands of people over the weekend at the Adelaide site of the global World Of Music And Dance (WOMAD) festival. That they stole the show was not surprising to those in the know but, as an unknown quantity to most of the 90,000 people who were estimated to be attending over four days, they were way out of left field. The reaction tended to be one of curiosity and puzzlement, followed by awe at the vocal power of the songs and then laughter at the group’s MC, comedian Mark Swivel (that’s Comrade Swivelsky to you). The group’s name, a play on Russian novelist Dostoyevsky, was certainly apt in the increasingly dusty environment over a hot weekend in dry Adelaide. ‘The total highlight of the festival,’ were the words of one audience member who rushed up to the group after their workshop. ‘Loved the theatre and the music – great fun,’ said another. Two people who were very excited to be in the audience were Julie and Mick, parents of Dustyesky member Darren Gallant. Adelaide locals, this was their first time hearing their son sing with the group. ‘Last time would have been when I was age 12 in the school choir,’ confirms Darren, who was amazed at his transition from WOMAD audience member to performer. ‘Who’d have thunk it!’ he says.

Humble beginnings Initially formed purely with the aim of performing three songs at the 2014 Mullum Music Festival (because the festival wanted a Russian choir but couldn’t afford a real one) the 28-strong group took on a life of its own when the members didn’t want to stop their Tuesday night pub rehearsals. At WOMAD, the group performed on three consecutive days, including on the festival’s second-biggest stage to around 3,000 people. Many of these then came along to their workshop on the final day, where ‘The Boss’, choir leader Andrew Swain, managed to get the audience singing in both Russian and twopart harmony, before leading the crowd on a walking ren-

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dition of the Song of the Volga Boatmen through the festival site. ‘You know this one as “Yo Ho Heave Ho” from kindergarten,’ is one way Mark Swivel introduces this song. ‘We don’t know what workshop is,’ Swivel had joked in character onstage the day before. ‘You bring your tractor or Lada and maybe we will fix it.’ He also took aim at a review in The Guardian, which described the group as having ‘untrained voices’. Though this might have been the case – for some members – when they first formed four years ago, it is no longer true. They might have day jobs and rehearse in a pub (the Mullum Ex-Services Club) but they do rehearse and it shows. They sing in four-or five-part harmony; their vocal quality was sufficient to stop passers-by of the open-air stages in their tracks, and the combination of the bass section, higher harmonies and the emotion within the music is good enough to send shivers up your spine.

Started as frauds ‘We may have started as frauds but now we’re as good as the Russians,’ says Andrew Swain. Indeed, before WOMADelaide, their most nerveracking gigs were singing for the Russian ambassador and at the Russian Cultural Centre in Brisbane. They went into these performances not without concern about how their impersonations, faux accents and transliterationlearned Russian lyrics would go down. They were relieved

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to find themselves enthusiastically received in these gigs as well as after an appearance on Russian TV. Not a day goes by without Russians starting to follow them on social media. The Guardian review, apart from the slip of the pen when it came to their singing experience, was spot on when it declared Dustyesky both a ‘cult act’ and ‘A Womad must-see’. They were selected to perform from hundreds of possible groups says WOMADelaide program manager, Annette Tripodi, of her decision to invite Dustyesky. ‘In the tradition of ourpresenting the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and the Spooky Men’s Chorale – both groups of really high performance standard but with a fabulous wit and humour threaded through the shows – I felt confident that Dustyesky would be marvelous in this 2018 program – which they were!’ For my money, I reckon Dustyesky were the secondbiggest buzz of the festival. Given that the biggest buzz was reserved for a circus act that involved multiple cranes, zip lines criss-crossing above the crowd, and millions of white feathers, coming second in no way diminishes their success. As the choir make their way back to their homes in ‘Mullumgrad’, the city of Adelaide and all those who attended Dustyesky’s WOMADelaide performances will be one big step closer to finding their inner Russian.

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The dark side of fluoride explored Dr Robert C Dickson

In both Canada and Australia, pro-fluoridation advocates have had a field day, citing claims that seemingly support their position to fluoridate water. Many of those claims are misleading or erroneous and incorrect. In the early to mid 1900s, dentists noticed several communities where people, and particularly children, had white and brown staining on their teeth and fewer cavities. Their water contained natural calcium fluoride, which is ubiquitous in the Earth’s crust. They concluded fluoride must be good for teeth. Fast forward to WWII and the Manhattan Project. Large

quantities of fluorine were essential to produce atomic weapons. Yet workers in these facilities, and plants and animals around them, were doing poorly, some even dying. This created an unusual liaison between the military, medical and dental establishment, and the industries saddled with disposing of their highly toxic and regulated by-product, hydrofluosilicic acid (HFSA). Their solution was to enlist the master spin doctor of the 20th century, Edward Bernays, whom the tobacco companies had hired prior to the war to convince women that smoking was good for them. Within a very short time, studies were set up and cherry

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by Ian Rogers Many great chess players of the past have had memorial tournaments held in their honour, but Estonia’s Paul Keres is the first to have his own ballet. Keres, who died in 1971, is claimed to be the most famous Estonian of all time. During his heyday he was the Crown Prince of Chess, four times narrowly missing a challenge for the world title by finishing second in the Candidates tournament. Many Estonians also believe Keres was forced to throw games to Botvinnik at the 1948 World Championship tournament that was held soon after Estonia had been annexed by the Soviet Union. Keres already features on the Estonian two-Euro coin, and tournaments in his honour are held regularly. Paul Keres: the Ballet is part of the activities this year to mark 100 years since Estonia first declared independence. Keres’s complicated life, including his attempted escape from the Soviet embrace after WWII – he was caught just before taking a boat to Finland – is seen as a metaphor for his country’s travails, though without

picked, and doctors and dentists bought into the new wave of ‘science’ – fluoride is good for kids! The sacred cow of water fluoridation was born.

The chemistry There are essentially three types of fluoride: natural calcium fluoride, found in much of our rock and rivers and in most of the Earth’s crust; pharmaceutical-grade sodium fluoride that is in most toothpastes, fluoride rinses, prescriptions, and dental office treatments; and HFSA, the highly toxic waste product scrubbed out of industry stacks in the southern US, China and other parts of the world along with traces of lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and other highly unsavoury and harmful toxins. It is HFSA that is used to fluoridate water in virtually all jurisdictions in Australia, Canada, the US and NZ. This is a huge boon to industry which, instead of paying dearly to dispose of this toxic by-product, now sells it to municipalities to dispose of in our water supply. It therefore ends up in our bodies, or flows unchecked into the environment after washing our cars and flushing our toilets – where it was not allowed originally by strict law. The significance here is that natural calcium fluoride is tightly bound and therefore much less is released when ingested into the human body, whereas HFSA, which is ionised immediately, is absorbed quickly and easily in the gut, and crosses the blood-brain barrier, the placental barrier,

Dr Robert C Dickson is a community physician in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

and has access to virtually every cell, organ and system in the human body.

Ethics and morality

Where we are now

According to the United Nations, everyone has the right to clean, unmedicated water. Forcing mass medication on entire populations, without informed consent, and without monitoring, checking its levels in the human body, or studying shortor long-term effects, is the epitome of poor, unethical and unprofessional medicine. Fluoride is a medication according to major health bodies worldwide, and strict control is required in dental offices and through physician prescriptions. And yet the collusion of industry and health associations, backed by huge corporations, has bypassed these checks and balances. Health associations and organisations patronisingly attempt to assuage public concern by repeating their

Byron Shire remains one of the few bastions of common sense and protectors of human rights in this country, as much of Australia has submitted to mass artificial water fluoridation. Dentists, public health officials and many politicians, none of whom are toxicologists, continue to push for fluoridation when more than 97 per cent of communities in Europe, British Columbia and Quebec in Canada have eliminated this antiquated practice. In fact, more than 5,000 professionals worldwide have had the courage to publicly call for an end to fluoridation and, of special note, less than six per cent of the world is fluoridated. Interesting that Labor health critic Walt Secord speaks of ‘a tiny group of con-

the happy ending. Director Teet Kask explained, ‘In the centre of the production lies the mythical match that never took place. We sensed the power hidden in the modest, gracefully elegant person. For the nation, he served as a role model, inspiration and support at difficult times.’ The ballet will be performed only three times: twice in Tallinn and once in Keres’s hometown Tartu. Q The following rapid game is from last week’s Tal Memorial. Moscow Tal Memorial 2018 White: V Anand Black: A Grischuk Opening: Sicilian Defence 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 The Rossolimo Variation, which Anand used to save his world title in 2012. 3...g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 Bg7 6.h3 Nf6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Be3 b6 9.Qd2 e5 10.Bh6 Qd6 11.0-0-0 a5 12.g4 a4 13.Kb1 Be6 14.Ne2 b5 15.Ng3 Rfd8 A new move, realising that White’s attack is not too scary. 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Qg5 Nd7 18.Nf5+ Bxf5 19.gxf5 a3 20.b3 h6 21.Qg3 Kh7 22.Rhg1 Qf6 23.h4!? Objectively overambitious but setting up some nasty tricks. 23...gxf5 24.Qh3 f4 25.Rg5! Qe6! 26.Rf5 Rg8? 27.Ng5+!! hxg5 Played with bemusement; Grischuk thought that Anand had blundered a knight. 28.Rxf7+!! Grischuk jumped in shock when Anand played this, then settled down and accepted the inevitable. 28...Qxf7 29.hxg5+ Kg7 30.Qh6 Checkmate!

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mantra of safety as they control concentrations of fluoride in our water. These advocates never address the fact that dose, the amount of a drug consumed, and dosage, the amount of drug per kilogram of body weight, have little to do with concentration. Therefore a 50kg woman who runs marathons and drinks ten glasses of fluoridated water daily gets ten times the dose as a sedentary office worker drinking only one glass per day. No consent, no control of dose or dosage, no monitoring or follow-up – highly unethical in every sense and meaning of the word.

spiracy theorists’. We wonder if he also includes the 14 Nobel laureates in Medicine who are strongly opposed to this mass medication? Well-intentioned fluoridation proponents such as Mr Secord say they’re helping children and the poor. Ironically, it’s infants, children, the underprivileged, the chronically ill, elderly and people of colour who are most susceptible to harm from, and the side effects of, fluoridation.

Medical error Medical science has historically and frequently made errors. Medical and dental associations have endorsed smoking, asbestos, lead, BPA, mercury, thalidomide, Vioxx and many other dangerous products. Just as they were wrong then, they’re wrong again, despite Mr Secord’s insinuation that it is ‘mind boggling that any group would oppose water fluoridation’. Indeed, it is beyond reason and common sense that more groups don’t, or won’t, oppose this enforced mass medication. Fluoride, after all, is not necessary for any body function, unlike calcium, vitamins B and D, or iodine, which are essential to health; or chlorination, which kills organisms before they reach our bodies. Artificial water fluoridation is not safe, ethical or effective. Robert C Dickson, MD, CCFP, FCFP, is a community physician in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is the founder of Safe Water Calgary (www. safewatercalgary.com).

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Record sale in Bruns Fiona Crandell from Elders Real Estate Brunswick Heads made another record sale on Saturday when 7/12 Fawcett Street sold under the hammer for $1,023,000, marking the first unit to sell in town above the magic million-dollar mark. Previously the last highest sale of a single unit in Brunswick Heads was $855,000 for 3/7 Fingal Street, which Elders also achieved last October. ‘Our campaign attracted more

than 100 enquiries and 62 inspections. We sent out more than 20 contracts and had seven registered bidders on the day. It was a fantastic result for our client and the new owners are also very happy to have secured the property on the day. Now we just need to fi nd something for all our under-bidders.’ If you want to see all the action there is a video on YouTube: h t t p s : // w w w.y o u t u b e . c o m / watch?v=FPh-l2bF9mk.

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NSW Fair Trading has a Q&A series on tenancy agreements and specifically ending a tenancy before the fixed term. Here are a couple of examples, and you can find more on their website http:// www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/ Tenants_and_home_owners.page. Q: How much notice does a tenant need to give if they want to leave before the fixed term of the lease ends? A: The amount of notice a tenant needs to give to terminate the lease early depends on the circumstances. A tenant can give 14 days’ written notice to end the agreement early if: they have been offered and accepted social housing, or they are moving into an aged-care facility a final apprehended violence order (AVO) is in force that prohibits someone they were living with from having access to the premises

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you have notified the tenant of your intention to sell the premises; this does not apply if the tenant was told the property would be sold before they signed the lease the landlord is in breach of the lease. A tenant can give you 21 days’ notice if the lease has a fixed term of two years or more and they have been given them a rent increase notice, or if their co-tenant dies. If the tenant wants to end the tenancy for some other reason, the landlord is entitled to claim compensation from them for the early termination of the lease. The amount of compensation payable depends on whether the lease has a fixed break fee clause, and how much of the fixed term of the lease has expired. Q: The landlord has breached the tenancy agreement by interfering with the tenant’s right to reasonable peace and privacy. Is the lease

“Carinya” Positioned in the hinterland with panoramic views to Mt Warning, the Border Ranges & beyond, this stunning rural retreat perfectly aligns with the beauty of its surrounds. The original residence, constructed in the 1890s has undergone an extensive renovation to reveal a luxurious home on 108 acres with northerly aspect. 2 cottages offer options for home office, visiting friends or possible commercial opportunities (STCA)

able to broken? A: If a landlord has breached the tenancy agreement and has not remedied the problem, the tenancy may be able to end early without penalty. Bear in mind that the breach needs to be serious enough to justify the early termination of the tenancy. The landlord needs 14 days’ notice that the lease is being terminated because of the landlord’s breach, or the tenant can apply to the Tribunal for an order terminating the lease. The tenant will need to provide evidence at the Tribunal that the breach justifies ending the lease. The Tribunal can refuse to make an order if the landlord remedies the breach. Alternatively, an application can be made to the Tribunal for an order that the landlord fix the breach or that they stop breaching the agreement.

19 Stanger Road STONY CHUTE

$1.3 - $1.5 million Inspect By Appointment Gary Brazenor - 0423 777 237 Denzil Lloyd - 0481 864 049 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 cars

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Property Byrangery

Unique Opportunity

755 Federal Drive, Federal 94 Yelgun Road, Yelgun Sale Price $2.9 – $3.2 million 6 3.5 2 5 4 5

Located just 3 minutes from the quaint township of Federal, this secluded country retreat is nestled on 35 acres of land from which it commands breathtaking westerly views through the property’s wisteria covered arbour & down to the valley beyond. The property’s main residence is a stunning Hamptons-style master built family home, with six generous bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms. The ground level has living & dining rooms in addition to a generous formal lounge & media room with combustion fireplace, office, & a well-appointed chef’s kitchen. Outside is a sandstone paved patio area, 15m in-ground freshwater pool & large covered pergola entertaining/alfresco dining area complete with covered daybed. In addition is a separate two-storey guest cottage with kitchen, living area & bathroom. By Appointment Open: Contact: Gary Brazenor 0423 777 237 Denzil Lloyd 0481 864 049 Bangalow Real Estate & Byron Hinterland Properties

Townhouse in heart of Byron 15/6-8 Browning Street, Byron Bay $1,395,000

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This large family home (known locally as Yelgun Lodge) is nestled in the Yelgun valley with a pretty, little, permanent creek meandering through the 1.5 acres. The home is very spacious with lots of potential. It is currently used as three separate tenancy arrangements (two continuing and one for the owner and guests). Stand-out features include very high ceilings, polished concrete and timber floors. The setting is so tranquil with its peaceful outlook. There is plenty of shed space, ideal for a studio and storage. Plus there is an old stables. Brunswick Heads is under ten minutes away and this is a great place where you can have a perfect day at the beach, river, shopping, cafes and pub. At Ocean Shores you can enjoy a great game of golf on course of the Country Club. But even closer is Crabbes Creek with its general store and primary school. Gold Coast Airport and Byron Bay are both under half an hour away.

This immaculately presented sunlit townhouse is perfectly positioned for you to enjoy a carefree lifestyle in the heart of Byron Bay. The stylish, well maintained ‘Seadrift’ complex offers residents the opportunity to live within easy walking distance to shops, cafes and beaches. Seadrift has a relaxed, friendly ambiance and provides a low maintenance, quality- built opportunity in a much coveted position. This gated complex is beautifully landscaped and maintained. With pool and barbecue pavilion, it is perfect for downsizing, investors or those who want the flexibility to lock up or holiday let and travel the globe, knowing your home in Byron is safe and secure!

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

Inspect: Saturday 17 March, 1–1:30pm Contact: Byron Beach Realty Valerie Williams 0447 006 434 | 6680 8110

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FOR SALE Mullum’s Ethical Baby Shop

$30,000 + S.A.V. Bud is an easy to run and profitable retail business located in a great position on the main street of Mullumbimby. Established in 2015, it has become a local favourite selling ethically sourced products for babies and children. We are proud of the range of people and planet-friendly clothing, toys and gifts we stock, many from local suppliers. Our asking price is below market value as we are ready to move on to our next adventure. Sale includes gorgeous Scandinavian style custom fitout and established online store.

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Property Opportunity Awaitsâ&#x20AC;Ś 10 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar

Development Potential!

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26 Burns Street Byron Bay 16 Gardenia Court, Mullumbimby $1,850,000 to $1,950,000 For Sale $870,000â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$915,000 3 1 1 4 3 1

Future development site (STCA) right in the heart of Newrybar village sitting on a generous 1,015sqm lot. Original timber home, historically local â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blacksmithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; & surrounded by established, highly regarded businesses. Newrybar has fast become one of the hippest destinations in the Byron hinterland, with its eclectic mix of homewares and fashion retail and the iconic Harvest Cafe and Bakery. Located just 15 minute drive from Byron Bay and Ballina and only minutes to Bangalow. Newrybar village has progressed dramatically over the past 10 years and specific properties on the main strip are currently in the process of preparing a submission for re-zoning to allow commercial development, including this one. The current zoning is 7 (C) Environmental Protection (Water Catchment) Zone. Buy now, rent out the cute cottage and watch your investment grow... whilst you plan your commercial venture for the site. Ideal for astute developers or business owners looking for their own premises. Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Janice Maple 0401 026 359 Elders Bangalow

Perfectly positioned in a premium location this original character cottage sits on a large sub-dividable (STCA) 866m2 block. With the convenience of a short stroll to Byron Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CBD, markets, cafes and beaches the property still has a wonderful feeling of privacy. Peacefully set within natural surroundings makes for a quaint family home OR take this property to the next level with future subdivision potential (STCA), build your dream home, renovate or holiday let!! The sunny north facing backyard features an original workshop/ studio which overlooks the leafy and private surroundings of the nature reserve.

Elevated and northeast facing with views to Mt. Chincogan and Hinterland is this immaculate house plus studio. The bright and airy home is in pristine condition and the fully self-contained studio feels very spacious with its high ceilings and clean lines and makes a great art studio / home office or be used as a rental. Perfect for the home owner who looks for extra income or for an investor who wants a good return. Call now or see me at the open house on Saturday. â&#x20AC;˘Built-in wardrobes â&#x20AC;˘863 m2 land, established gardens â&#x20AC;˘1.8 km to Mullumbimby town centre â&#x20AC;˘10 km to Brunswick Heads â&#x20AC;˘24 km to Byron Bay â&#x20AC;˘Close to High School and Steiner School

By Appointment Open: Contact: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232 Byron Bay First National

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Property Hinterland Dreaming

Sunsets of Bangalow

Blank Canvas

41 Tallowood Road, Possum Creek Lots 4 & 6 Fowlers Lane, Bangalow 36B Booyun Street, Brunswick Heads $1,650,000 Sale: Contact Agent For Sale: $920,000 & $940,000 Vacant Land 5 2 2

If you have been dreaming of a home in the Byron Hinterland, full of classic charm and style, with rural views and close to town; this is it. Set on a lush and private small acreage, this stunning home and separate cottage are filled with charm and style. The main residence has enormous wrap around decks, open plan lounge and dining, commercial grade kitchen, fireplace, gorgeous timber walls and ceilings, hardwood floors, French doors and detailed fretwork. The separate tastefully renovated cottage circa 1890 has council approval as a B&B. The surrounding gardens are delightful. With paved walkways, private sitting areas and lovingly created gardens you can easily wander and feel miles from anywhere. There are also several large lawns and plenty of room for chooks and children to run free. 10 minutes drive to Bangalow and 20 minutes to Byron Bay.

‘Sunsets of Bangalow’ is a stunning, semi-rural land release, located in the Byron Bay hinterland, on the doorstep of the historic village of Bangalow and minutes to the beach. Carefully designed to allow 11 exclusive lifestyle lots situated harmoniously amongst over 50 acres of natural forest, the property on 88 acres of rich, red, fertile soil, features 3 permanent creeks and numerous water holes. The common land, available for all owners to use, is home to an abundance of wildlife and represents approx. 50% of the entire property. Services include underground electricity and telephone and a sealed roadway to all lots. Vacant land is extremely rare in the Byron Bay hinterland and this land release represents the best of both worlds, peaceful rural setting, and only minutes to town. Only 2 lots left in Stage 1 so be quick!

Heart of Brunswick Heads properties are hard to find! Some might say like hens teeth and a structurally solid house with a new roof and freshly painted exterior would make the perfect blank canvas for any astute buyer. Located within minutes’ walk to beach, river, boutique shopping and plenty of cafes and restaurants to sample. • 2–3 bedrooms or study • bathroom • Original retro kitchen • High ceilings • Could be polished timber floors? • 674m2 block of land with rear lane access, room for a garden flat extra $$$. Looking for that something to put your stamp on or to renovate and reap the reward?

Open: By Appointment Contact: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660 Luke Elwin 0421 375 635 Byron Bay First National

Inspect: Agent on site Saturday 10.00–10.30am Contact: Janice Maple 0401 026 359 Elders Bangalow

View: by appointment with agent Contact: Peter Browning 0411 801 795 LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads

Superb Views... Nothing Like It!

REAL ESTATE AGENTS Licensed Auctioneers & Stock & Station Agents 74 Woodlark Street, Lismore 2480 6621 2768

14 Angus Kennedy Close, Lennox Head Panoramic Views of Ocean, Hinterland, Lennox Village, Seven Mile Beach to Broken Head. Undeveloped land with panoramic views is now rare on the eastern seaboard. 14 Angus Kennedy Close is the ONLY remaining vacant residential block with a northerly aspect and panorama in this region. It is arguably the best remaining vacant block in Lennox Head. There really is nothing like it. • Superb panoramic views. • Northeast aspect - enjoys both summer breezes and winter sun. • 5-7 min walk to Lennox Head shops and Seven Mile Beach. • Easy walk to Lake Ainsworth and world famous surf break off Lennox Point. • 1458 m2 - just over one-third of an acre. • On the high side of a private road. Backs on to a nature reserve.

• Established and quiet part of Lennox Head. • Surrounded by quality homes with some of the best gardens in the Northern Rivers. • Tunnel under the coast road for safety. • 200 m from school bus stop. • Dedicated bike paths from Lennox Head to Ballina. • Vastly better value for money than comparable blocks in Byron Bay.

The superb panorama and attributes cannot be captured in photos – you are encouraged to take the time to visit and explore the block.

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This Homestead is being auctioned Saturday 14th April on site at 10am 451 Wyrallah Road, Lismore, 2480 Monaltrie Homestead on 39.58 ha is one of the oldest houses in Lismore. This home is a renovator’s dream and features high ceilings, cedar floors, large windows and French doors opening up to a magnificent long verandah. Looking a little tired but still emits an enchanting feel. Many of the 12 rooms have fireplaces. The huge rooms are a feature as is the enormous verandah. The home is set well back from the road and is given privacy by a big old fig tree and green shrubs. A large steel shed with power and concrete floor makes an ideal work or storage area. There is also an old slaughter house. Only minutes from local schools, hospitals and shops and 10 minutes to Lismore’s CBD. The 39.58 ha farm is well balanced with black soil flats with red & black soils on the hill. Predominately north-facing with a large plateau. Town water is connected. Currently used for cattle and could have mixed uses. A small cemetery, owned and managed by council, is located on the 39.58 ha.

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Property A Taste Of Tuscany

Halcyon Horizon

Paddle to the Pub

744 Bangalow Road, Talofa 54 Carney Place, Knockrow $1,975,000 to $2,170,000 4 2 4 4 3 2

Available on request, Brunswick Heads $2,295,000 $250,000–$275,000 2 1 2

Only 2 minutes to Bangalow and 10 minutes to Byron Bay, this beautiful hinterland property has more to offer than just location and stunning views. Set high on a cleared 4.6 acres, the property boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and has plenty of car space as well as a 7m x 7m shed. At the heart of the home is an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge room with gorgeous views. There is a current DA (valid until 2020) which enables an extension on the upper western side for 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, separate rumpus with gym, lounge and dining conversion. Plans are supplied. It doesn’t stop there. The property has also been holiday let over the past year with great returns. This option has room to expand and create a very viable income stream.

This single level home was one of the original properties built in the region – chosen for the spectacular and expansive uninterrupted rural, ocean & headland views – never to tire of nor be built out! Open living areas flow to outdoor undercover entertaining areas with WORLD CLASS VIEWS to be envied by all, across an evergreen jigsaw of rural green plains to the aqua blue coast line. A flexible floor plan across one level with a parents retreat to one end with a walk through robe, en-suite & enclosed patio. If a private sanctuary with SENSATIONAL VIEWS - away from the hustle & bustle, whilst centrally located within 12 min to Ballina, less than 10 minutes to Lennox Head & Bangalow & 20 minutes to Byron appeals - then don’t miss this!

Can’t afford to buy a home in Bruns? Think again. This well maintained and beautifully presented relocatable home with a new lease is now on offer. Located in the family friendly ‘Ferry Reserve Holiday Park’ you will have. This well maintained holiday park is situated on the banks of the beautiful Brunswick River and has relaxed picnic areas with breathtaking views to Mount Chincogan. Enjoy the benefits of independent living in your own single level home with easy access to transport and just 1.5 km to the heart of Brunswick Heads. With two good sized bedrooms, built in robes, newly renovated bathroom, internal laundry, open plan living and sunny verandah, the property has covered parking for two small cars plus a garden shed. Rent for the powered site is $175 per/week and covers council rates, water rates and includes use of all the park’s facilities including boat ramp, dog wash and barbecues.

By Appointment Open: Contact: Helene Adams 0412 139 807 Byron Bay First National

Open: By Appointment Contact: Mary O’Connor 0418 462 849 Lorna Bailey 0410 609 789 Bangalow Real Estate & Byron Hinterland Properties

View: By appointment Contact: Fiona Crandell 0400 418 886 Elders Real Estate Brunswick Heads

Open for Inspection BANGALOW REAL ESTATE • 594 Hinterland Way, Newrybar. Thu, Sat 3–4pm ELDERS BANGALOW • Lots 4 & 6 Fowlers Lane ‘Sunsets of Bangalow’, Bangalow. Sat 10–10.30am • 15 Meadows Close, Bangalow. Sat 11–11.30am ELDERS BRUNSWICK HEADS • 46 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby. Fri & Sat 10–10.30am FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 36 Beachcomber Drive, Byron Bay. Thu 11–11.30am • 7 Minley Crescent, East Ballina. Thu 4–4.30pm • 15 Glasgow Street, Suffolk Park. Thu 4–4.30pm • Lot 2/20 Azalea Street, Mullumbimby. 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 • 58 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park. Fri 1–1.30pm • 6/64 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay. Fri 2–2.30pm • Lot 6, 155–159 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park. Fri 3–3.30pm • 2/92 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 9–9.30am • 7 Minley Crescent, East Ballina. Sat 9–9.30am • 2/16 Armstrong Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 9–9.30am • 6/64 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • 10 Cooper Street, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • Lot 6, 44 Scenic Vista, Ewingsdale. Sat 10–10.30am

• 94 Corkwood Crescent, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am • 2/6–8 Daniels Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 18 Coral Court, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 21 Plantation Drive, Ewingsdale. Sat 11–11.30am • 16 Coral Court, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • Lot 6, 155–159 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park. Sat 12– 12.30pm • 15 Glasgow Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 12–12.30pm • 1980 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Mullumbimby. Sat 12–12.30pm • 15 Tamarind Court, Suffolk Park. Sat 12–12.30pm • 48 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay. Sat 12–12.30pm • 600 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell. Sat 1–1.30pm • 87 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 1–1.30pm • 43 Browning Street, Byron Bay. Sat 1–1.30pm • Lot 2/20 Azalea Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 2–2.30pm • 253 Eureka Road, Rosebank. Sat 2–2.30pm FORSALEBYAGENT • 16 Gardenia Ct, Mullumbimby. Sat 9.15–10am • 21 Palmer Ave, Ocean Shores. Sat 10.45–11.30am • 26 Main Arm Rd. Mullumbimby. Sat 12.15–1pm LJ HOOKER BRUNSWICK HEADS • 5 Weeronga Way, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am • 2 Napelle Court, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 41 Yalla Kool Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 25 Royal Avenue, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am

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• 11/10 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 24 Warrambool Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am • 2 Banool Circuit, North Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 21 Orana Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 16 Wirruna Avenue, Ocean Shores. Sat 1–1.30pm

Open Home Sat 12–1pm

Auctions ELDERS BANGALOW • 15 Meadows Close, Bangalow. Sat 14 April Onsite 12pm FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • Lot 6, 44 Scenic Vista, Ewingsdale. Auction 17th March 10.30am McGRATH BYRON BAY • 65 Armstrong Street Suffolk Park. 11am On Site • 1 Taylors Road Eureka. 12.30pm On Site

72 Harrisons Lane, Lawrence Q Approx 200 acres with prime agricultural land QSpacious four-bedroom home plus study QPicturesque setting adjoining the golf course QSep. fenced paddocks & town water to troughs QStandalone 5 KW off-grid solar power

New Listings ELDERS BANGALOW • 15 Meadows Close, Bangalow. Renovated 3 bed Queenslander. FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 11 Brownell Drive, Byron Bay. Contact Agent • 41 Tallowood Road, Possum Creek. Contact Agent • 15 Glasgow Street, Suffolk Park. $1,495,000 to $1,595,000 • 21 Plantation Drive, Ewingsdale. Contact Agent • 2/16 Armstrong Street, Suffolk Park. $675,000 to $735,000 • 18 Coral Court, Byron Bay. Contact Agent • 43 Browning Street, Byron Bay. $3,800,000

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$795,000 Open Home Sat 10–11am

Spacious & Central 45 Wharf Street, Maclean QSpacious home with 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms QCentral location, spectacular river & valley views Q3ROLVKHGKDUGZRRGWLPEHUŴRRUV UDNHGFHLOLQJ QSeparate internal living areas plus a large deck QLockup garage plus workshop and storage area QAgent declares interest

$439,000 Fisherman’s Paradise 2 Grafton Street, Lawrence QPossibly the last Lawrence waterfront block QNo restrictive vendor-enforced covenants QLaunch a boat from your own backyard QGreat sheltered mooring for your boat (STA) QTemporary power pole for your immediate use QAgent declares interest

$198,000

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Heroic river rescue off Ballina RSL

The Good Life

Quick thinking by Ballina RSL staff and a heroic dive into the dark waters of a river at night saved a woman from drowning last Monday. Around 9.30pm last Monday night, staff heard the screams and calls for help from the river and, running to the end of the wharf, discovered that a woman had fallen in. Jared Arundell dived straight into the water, fully clothed, to help her, and with help from Mark Gray and Steve Smith, managed to pull her out of the water and provide first aid assistance until the ambulance arrived.

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Ballina RSL CEO Bill Coulter was L–R – Steve Smith, Jared Arundell, Mark Gray. full of praise for the staff. ‘It was about 9.30 at night, so if she ‘We later discovered that in the past she had been Jared’s hadn’t screamed out she could have been swept downriver with schoolteacher, but at the time he heard the screams, he didn’t the tide and out to sea,’ he said. know that. ‘It was a very courageous effort. Although the area is lit up, once you are in the water it’s pretty dark. It says a lot about the character of the young blokes that they just dived in boots and all to save her.

‘She was an older woman, and it had been pretty cold in the water. Thankfully we were able to help the lady and save her from the water, and then keep her warm inside the club until the ambulance arrived.’

Be a barista for a job or a play By Vivienne Pearson

Group sizes are deliberately kept small. ‘Small is beautiful when it comes to coffee,’ says Richard. ‘With four as the maximum number, you have plenty of space to ask questions and maximum time on the machines.’ This hands-on approach was loved by Michelle Martin, who became a Barista for a Day on her first trip to Brunswick Heads. ‘This is something I’ve always wanted to do, but thought it might be too technical,’ she says. ‘Pressing the buttons for the first time on a good coffee machine was a bit scary but Richard has a neat sense of

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Emily Poulton enjoys a coffee she made during a barista course. humour and it was so much fun.’ Michelle has transferred her newfound knowledge to her home coffee machine. ‘I’ve got family visiting. I just made them coffee and got all thumbs up!’

Barista for a job With over a decade working as a barista, trainer, coffee roaster in cafes, TAFE and on farm, Richard is perfectly placed to give you the coffee skills needed to get a job in hospitality. ‘A barista is made, not born,’ says Richard, who offers three levels of barista training, each in a three-hour block. The training is also relevant for those wishing to upskill their existing barista experience. ‘Level 2 focuses on workflow and order production, which is ideal for someone who currently occasionally makes coffee at work but is keen to move into a more dedicated barista role,’ says Richard.

wrote this review: ‘His knowledge is incredible. Richard is also a very patient and gentle person. I really enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone.’ Bean to Barista is located in a gorgeous building in central Brunswick Heads. Whether you choose a course for a job or for play, the frangipani-treed verandah is the perfect spot for sipping a coffee, especially one that you made yourself. Bean to Barista Coffee School, 21 Fingal Street (rear), Brunswick Heads – between Wheel of Life Pottery and the Anglican Church. Ph: 0458 829 107, www.beantobarista.com.au. Bookings essential.

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A barista is made, not born Learn the science of extracting a superb espresso and the art of perfectly textured milk

Our barista course gives you the maximum amount of skill in the minimum amount of time.

Latte art and current trends in coffee, such as different milks, are included. Individual coaching is available and supervised practice time is available for anyone who has completed a course. Maud Brunelliere, who found event work with The Bean Van after doing the course,

Happy Hoops by Luke Jones and David Thompson

Every weekday 9.30am – 12.30pm 21 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads Maximum 4 people per group / $120 per person To book: info@beantobarista.com.au or 0458 829 107

Taste. Know. Make.

You’ll gain a heap of knowledge about coffee itself, seeing it in all stages from the tree to the cup. Your barista play will be on commercial-grade equipment – La Marzocco machines and Mazzer grinders.

The winning entrant will be funded $20,000 to bring their ideas to life. This means that Happy Hoops will be produced over April, and should be seen around town in May and June this year. The whole point of the idea is to encourage locals and visitors to Byron make the most of the wonderful climate and relatively flat environment of Byron to ride, rather than drive, and aims to create a set of functional, public art installations that you can park your bike in.

The winning entry was Happy Hoops (see page 7 of this paper).

Admit it – you’ve always wanted to have a go at being a barista. You have, haven’t you? How cool it would be to stand behind an espresso machine, watch the liquid gold pour, chat amicably while holding a milk jug just so, then effortlessly create a pattern atop a perfect latte?

The morning is aimed squarely at enjoyment. ‘You will be greeted with your favourite cup of coffee and a delicious morning tea,’ says Richard Bradbury, trainer at Bean to Barista. ‘And we always have a light-hearted latte art competition at the end.’

Twenty-three entries were initially shortlisted to six entries by a committee from the Byron Shire Public Art Panel. On 8 March the final round of judging took place with a second round of judges, a hand-selected group of talented northern rivers residents who collectively were from environmental, design, creative and engineering industries.

The initiative is supported by local independent brewery Stone & Wood, working with Council.

Barista for a day

You might not want this enough to change career or sign up for a serious barista course, but now you have the opportunity to be a barista for a day. Each weekend, Bean to Barista Coffee School offers a fun morning where you can try out your skills on a coffee machine.

The winner of the Byron Bike Rack Project has been announced. The competition asked northern rivers residents to design sculptural bike racks for the town of Byron.

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Michelle Martin playing at being a barista.

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Brewery reclaiming its waste water Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah brewery is always in the process of becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly, and they have recently finished commissioning their ultra-filtration and reverse-osmosis (UF-RO) system, the latest addition to their wastewater treatment process. The system further treats the wastewater created during the brewing process, stripping everything out to create clean and useable reclaimed water. But although the water will be of drinking quality, they won’t be using it in the beer; instead the brewery will use 100 per cent of this reclaimed water for utilities (boilers, refrigeration etc) and wash-down.

broader Green Feet strategy, which focuses on our water, energy, and waste impact, ensuring we prioritise not just what we do, but how we do it.’

Managing director Ben Summons said that he was excited to continue implementing innovative technologies and processes to reduce the brewery’s environmental impact.

• More than 95 per cent of all solid waste is re-used or recycled. This includes grain as well as pack materials (glass, cardboard, plastic).

‘As a local business, we’re committed to treading lightly on this earth and minimising our impact on the local community and environment,’ he said.

• The implementation of #forcupssake, a re-usable cup exchange to stop single-use cups being used at events and thrown in the trash.

Some of the brewery’s other environmental initiatives include:

Ryce for breakfast Ryce Byron Bay is now open for breakfast! From 7am Saturday and Sunday Ryce, located right up the beach end of Jonson St opposite the Beach Hotel in the old Hog’s Breath building, will be offering a selection of breakfast dishes that are sure to set you up for the day.

Whether you are taking some time out for quiet contemplation • Boiler upgrades in conjunction with a NSW government grant, or a group of friends preparing for a day on the beach, Michael reducing energy consumption by 20 per cent. Gravaghan says you are ‘welcome to sit back, browse through a • The installation of 480 solar panels at the Murwillumbah site, selection of complementary newspapers of just take in the ocean providing up to 10 per cent of the site’s electricity use. views while drinking Zentveld’s Byron Blend coffee’. • The installation of an ammonia refrigeration system, reducing ‘The menu features dishes influenced by our love for southeast ‘This not only turns a waste stream into something usable, but is electricity consumption by six per cent. Asian flavours. Highlights include our Big Brekkie $24 (turmeric also decreasing the amount of total water used at the brewery,’ hash cake, bacon, sausage, soy mushrooms, eggs, sourdough said the sustainability manager James Perrin. ‘This is a part of our More info: www.stoneandwood.com.au toast), Black-tea-smoked salmon $19 (salmon, poached egg, cucumber on rye), Morning Glory $19 (morning glory water spinach, sourdough, poached egg, hollandaise), Bacon & Egg Bao $16 (fried egg, kimchi, back served in our bao buns). Stone and Wood has lost an appeal against Melbourne-based More info: www.ryce.com.au Thunder Road Brewing Co, with the Federal Court deciding Monday morning that even though the hugely successful Stone & Wood Pacific Ale had a registered trade mark, the Thunder Road Pacific Ale launched in 2015 did not infringe that. The local brewer was also unsuccessful in its claims of misleading and deceptive conduct and ‘passing off ’.

Stone & Wood currently treats all of their wastewater on site. With the instalment of the UF-RO however, upstream the consumption of water supply will be reduced by up to 15 per cent, and downstream the amount of wastewater going into the local council sewer network will also decrease.

Pacific Ale court action

The judges commented, amongst other things, that the prominence of the ‘Stone & Wood’ logo on the label made it unlikely that consumers would order a product thinking it was the other. They also commented that ‘Pacific’ was a ‘descriptive’ word, and that those using descriptive words take the risk that others in the trade would use the same word descriptively and thus not distinguish the product.

The Stone & Wood product is made and bottled in the northern rivers; the Thunder Road product comes from Belgium.

Good Taste

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BYRON BAY

BALLINA

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

Wharf Bar & Restaurant

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

Level One Café Special A Flat Bread Pizza & a schooner of Iron Jack Lager or a glass of Long Row Red, White or Sparkling wine or Nine Vines Rosé.... Just $20 11am to 8pm daily. We practise the responsible service of alcohol.

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

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

Ryce Byron Bay 9/4 Jonson Street, Byron Bay 6680 9183 www.ryce.com.au

The Hideout Cafe Breakfast and Lunch 7 days a week from 7.30am Shop 6/13 Lawson Street 6680 9300 FB thehideoutbyronbay insta @thehideoutbyronbay

Success Thai

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

Modern Asian Cuisine LUNCH | DINNER | BREAKFAST | COCKTAIL BAR DJ Friday & Saturday from 9pm Live Music Sunday from 4pm Daily Happy Hours 4pm-6pm & from 10pm $6 Tap Beer, $8 Wine $12 Signature cocktails Hidden away in Byron’s iconic ‘Eat street’ Bay Lane, The Hideout Cafe and Bar offers indoor, outdoor and deck dining 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

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.

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

6685 7502 IG - @slomojoes

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!

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

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

Open 7 days for Dinner starting 5.30pm See menu, book a table, or order takeaway at www.basilo.co 30 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6680 8818

Barrio Byron Bay

Contemporary and Middle Eastern flavours • Breakfast and lunch • Wood-fired pizzas • Fresh juices • Great coffee www.lusciousfoods.com.au

The Rocks @ Aquarius

New summer menu out now!

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

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.

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

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

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

Fresh Healthy Delicious

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Targa Modern European

The Empire

Cafe • Restaurant • Bar 11 Marvell Street

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Elixiba Open 11am–Late 7 days Shop 10, Feros Arcade 23 Jonson St 6685 6845

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

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

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

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

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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’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.

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Harvest

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.

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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!

MULLUMBIMBY

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

A 5-minute drive from Byron Bay, Barrio eatery

LENNOX HEAD

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_

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

KINGSCLIFF

www.stelmodining.com

Finn Poke Restaurant

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

at Habitat brings together the local community Mon–Wed 7am–3pm; in a relaxed environment for all-day dining. Thur–Sat 7am–9pm Wood-fired oven, charcoal grill, veges, meat, fish, 1 Porter Street, salads and St Ali coffee. North Byron Eat in or take-away No reservations. Bookings www.barriobyronbay.com.au over 8 email: gather@ @barriobyronbay barriobyronbay.com.au

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

The Italian Byron Bay

FRESH PIZZA BYRON STYLE

Trattoria Basiloco

Cocktails, wine and beers served all damn day. Group bookings available, please email mainstreetburgerbar@gmail.com for reservations.

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

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

Gourmet burgers created by chefs

Luscious Foods

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

Legend Pizza

DAILY HAPPY HOUR FROM 3 TILL 5 PM

Main Street

St Elmo Dining Room & Bar

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Celebration cakes Personal catering services Event co-ordination and management

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SUFI MUSIC FOR A SURFEY TOWN THIS WEEK SPIRIT FESTIVAL BRING TAHIR QAWWAL AND PARTY TO THE BYRON CENTRE FOR A NIGHT OF DEEP DEVOTION, ECSTATIC RHYTHM AND MYSTICAL POETRY. THIS IS SOMETHING SPECIAL; IT’S NOT OFTEN THE SHIRE GETS A TASTE OF PAKISTANI SUFI MUSIC CULTURE!

How did you come to learn this very exotic and complex music that is so far from your own culture? Gosh, it’s a long and loopy tale. Doesn’t feel so exotic and complex now that I’ve been so deep in it for more than 20 years, yet the qawwali genre certainly is a unique expression that inspires one to test the farthest reaches of what the voice can do. Briefly put, I left home for India at age 16 on the spiritual quest. Travelling throughout the Indian and Tibetan Himalayas for five years I had come a across some epic mystic musicians. After practising mediation in lonely caves for so long, that heartfelt path of singing devotional music really called to me. This journey into the music of the mystics led me to the grand masters of sufi qawwali in Pakistan and they’ve guided my way ever since.

from Cold Play!’ Between verses I said, ‘dunno who that is,’ and kept wailing away. After the gig Chris hit me up, since then we’ve been in contact often and have performed with him at his house, recording studio. He’s even part of our qawwali film. And yes, I did later learn that Cold Play is one of the most famous bands of all time.

Why is this particular kind of music so ‘spiritual’? What do you mean by that? This music is so bloody spiritual because all emotion, passion, rhythm, melody, skill, improvisation, lyrics and so on are offered unto the Beloved. For sufis, the Beloved is our source and ultimate desire, beyond any one form or belief. The qawwali genre has evolved for a thousand years inside of the sama (spiritual ceremony), so the compositions and lyrics are truly divine. Yet since sacred music transcends explanation, Chris Martin of Coldplay is a fan!   How did he come to come experience it for yourself. know your work? Your upcoming crowdfunded film will enlighten us about Well you know he’s a sufi, ya? Chris and some of his mob came out to one of our concerts what aspects of your musical world? Where did you film it? in LA a couple of years back. As usual, by the time we had Our upcoming feature film: Qawwali – Music of the Mystics lift off a couple of tracks in, there was a lovely ‘devotional’ will be debuting in theatres across the planet later this year. moshpit going on. As we were smashing it the singer to my We filmed it in Pakistan and India over a period of 15 years. left said, ‘That guy fully throttling it in the pit is Chris Martin As it is the first comprehensive documentary on the qawwali

tradition, the storyline takes viewers with us inside the inner sanctum of the mystical music gatherings to glean a taste of the sound and setting through the big screen. As well as following my group’s journey of discovery, thirty-five of the greatest sufi qawwali masters speak about this culture and perform the best-ever qawwali captured on 4k film. The postproduction crowdfunding campaign continues uncompleted on www.gofundme.com/qawwali. In the Byron concert, what will you be performing – new music, classical pieces, or what? Do you compose original music in this art form? As always, the Byron show will feature a tasty repertoire of the most loved and revered classics, freshly offered in the spirit of spontaneity. One of the reasons I love this genre so much is that its form is designed to expand upon, therefore most of what you’ll hear is unrehearsed improvisation wherein the energy of the composition evokes the exploration of impulsive new daring vistas of melody, rhythm and poetry. This renders it impossible to drift away from the absolute presence of prayer. A wild freedom that I’m sure the Byron community can dig! Saturday at the Byron Centre | 8pm |Tix are $30 at byroncentre.com.au or at www.tahirqawwal.com.

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SOAPBOX

S O A P - B OX W W W . E C H O . N E T. A U / Why do I spend so much time getting ready? The other morning I put the alarm on at 5am so I could get up and wash and blow dry my hair. It takes half an hour, and I knew if I didn’t get up early to do it I wouldn’t have time later in the day. I don’t know of any bloke who has ever got up half an hour early to do his hair. Or factored 15 minutes for makeup. Or lay in bed the night before trying to think of an outfit for the next day so he wouldn’t waste time working through potential outfits. I just can’t imagine my husband falling asleep thinking ‘I will wear my blue shorts tomorrow and my white t-shirt. Outfit sorted. Now I can sleep.’ I used to enjoy the thrill of playing dress-ups, of transforming how I look, but now I find I really resent it. Perhaps it’s because the before and after isn’t as dramatic or impressive as it once was – or it’s because it just seems so pointless. It’s such a colossal waste of time. I feel my efficiency and sleep dwindling just to maintain what everyone thinks Mandy looks like. And what Mandy looks like takes some effort. Mandy actually doesn’t look like that at all. I’m not alone. Women all around the country waste far too much of their lives constructing the temporary woman they plan to be for the day. Because let’s face it, it is temporary. We’re like Cinderella: At the stroke of midnight we disintegrate. The facade falls away and tomorrow we wake up and have to construct that

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woman all over again. Aren’t we enough? Are we that fricking smooth hair and smooth skin then would we care if our teeth were a bit yellow, our twat was a bit furry or our hair was hideous we have to hide behind makeup and bleach? frizzy? No-one, not even super models, actually look like super Women spend three times as much time on their personal models. Even they get photoshopped, so what hope do the grooming as men. Aussie women spend around $22 billion a rest of us have? year on grooming. Blokes fork out around $7 billion. In their lifetime, women will spend roughly 3,276 hours putting their It seems insane to try to achieve the highly processed ideal of makeup on, blow drying their hair, moisturising their bodies, female beauty when that ideal doesn’t naturally exist. It has shaping eyebrows, ripping off pubes. On the basis of an 8-hour to be orchestrated. And orchestration takes time. It certainly day, that works out to more than 409 work days. That’s well takes money. I mean who decided our foreheads should be more than a year spent on making sure we look good. Or at unwrinkled? That we should have dolls’ eyelashes? Swollen top lips? Women get a bit defensive when you have conversations least what society deems as ‘presentable’. like this. They say, ‘It’s my choice’. I think that’s bullshit. Who I have tried to make my ‘getting ready’ time as short as possible. would actually choose to lose thousands of empty hours just Not that long ago I went to work with my hair freshly washed to look what society says is ‘good’! but not blowdried. One of my male colleagues looked at me a little shocked and said, ‘Are you okay? You look a bit run down.’ When we talk about feminism, here is a pretty good example of where our lives and societal expectations aren’t equal. No, not run down, mate. This is what I look like. One woman whom I had this discussion with recently said Studies have shown that men’s grooming time has no impact something quite remarkable to me as she saw my perspective on their appearance but women lose approximately 3.4 per as threatening. She actually said, ‘Don’t take away my right to cent of their income in the process of making themselves be beautiful’. Wow. Now that’s a classic slave mindset. It’s not ‘presentable’. So sadly, manufacturing how we look significantly a right – it’s a prison. erodes our income. Why? How can we ever become powerful Maybe this concept of ‘beauty’ that we need so desperately when we spend so much time trying to look pretty? to validate us is how we’ve managed to stay disempowered. And who even decided what pretty is anyway? Concepts of It’s hard to be powerful, to be a captain of industry, to stand beauty are very much orchestrated by popular culture. If we shoulder to shoulder with the blokes, when we’re in the stupid weren’t constantly slammed with images of perfectly toned bathroom powdering our stupid noses. The anvil of ‘beauty’ and tanned bodies, waxed twats, super-whitened teeth, has rendered us pretty… useless.

MUSIC

Phill Skinner is a Brisbane-based musician who has been entertaining crowds up and down the east coast for the past five years. From Bowie to Sublime, Paul Kelly to Tom Petty, Phill covers a wide range of music styles and is often complimented on his ecclectic repertoire. With his acoustic guitar and unique voice, Phill creates an enjoyable vibe suited to any occasion or venue. He plays The Empire Cafe in Mullumbimby on Saturday. Irish music all day. Live music from 5pm. Irish food and drink specials all day. Happy hour 1–2pm and 5–6pm $5 Guinness pint cans.

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Lovers of the giddy heights the guitar will love this upcoming show where flamenco meets jazz with Spain’s Paco Heredia joining forces with Bart Stenhouse at the Bangalow Bowlo on Thursday 5 April. In his debut Australian appearance, gypsy flamenco guitarist Paco Heredia proves that he belongs to the pool of flamenco guitarists post Paco de Lucia; he represents that generation of guitarists whose musical grace is both rhythmic and harmonic – as observed by flamenco journalist Ana Sanchez on La2, a Spanish national TV channel. Tickets are $40 general admission and $35 concession online and at the door.

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STRASSMAN IN BYRON

US comedian David Strassman has spent last 38 years with his hand up a puppet’s bum. Of course it’s been totally consensual. In that time he has become one of the world’s most accomplished ventriloquists, even appearing on his own talk show here with Channel Nine, Strassman, where his puppet and filter-free alter ego Chuck Wood interviewed celebrities. Strassman is modest about his impressive accomplishments, commenting that ‘ventiloquism is one notch below a juggler.’ ‘I have always tried to keep the show edgy. The show is crazy. It’s not the Wiggles!’ In keeping with his desire to continually innovate, David Strassman’s new show iTedE sees him create five characters and engage them in a sixway conversation using robotics. ‘It’s a 25-minute sustained conversation,’ says Strassman. ‘It’s mind blowing. I have a hand-held remote where each finger of my remote operates a puppet’s mouth. Through practice I have been able to autonomously operate these characters all at the same time.’ Strassman does this while he gives a TED talk. Or at least he tries to. No doubt there is significant heckling from his creations. Ironically this is a show about the impact of technology and, of course, the reason his robotic hecklers have a voice is thanks to technology! The irony certainly isn’t lost on Strassman. ‘I can’t get the puppets off the iPad, and I think if everyone is too busy on their screens then no-one is going to see live shows. The TED talk is on the suspension of disbelief as social media. It goes a bit dark because at the end I have a mental breakdown and I have an epiphany about the fact I am using the very technology I am critiquing.’ While it’s an edgy contemporary narrative, Strassman is clear: ‘It’s not a political diatribe’.

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Although when it comes to politics Mr Strassman is very sorry. In reference to Trump he enthusiastically apologises. ‘I am so embarrassed! Australia is my second home – you really have your act together here as a society. When I look at my president and my politicians, well Donald Trump makes your politicians look professional. Even Barnaby Joyce looks good in comparison.’ One of the benefits of being a ventriloquist is that in a climate of political correctness, Strassman’s creations are able to push the boundaries. Chuck Wood for example is the puppet that says what he thinks. ‘He is the mean-spirited bad boy evil puppet,’ says Strassman. ‘He represents the fantasy we all have of wanting to challenge authority. When we were children we are taught the word No and told we have to edit what we way in public. Not Chuck Wood.’ In fact all Strassman’s puppets give him licence to say stuff he otherwise wouldn’t be able to. Like Grandpa Fred who says, ‘How do you like planet Earth? It could use one-third fewer white people… Donald Trump… he

is uneducated, childish, narcissistic, immature, has ugly hair, is a lying sack of shit… oh you think I was talking about Donald Trump. No, I meant Pauline Hanson…’ Strassman has never played at Byron before although he’s visited numerous times. His home town Ojai in California, a little city that has a very similar feel’ is filled with Hollywood actors and yoga and shops with crystals and marijuana is legal. It’s a really similar community to Byron.’ Don’t miss his first Byron show, and catch some contemporary Australian commentary with Buttons the Clown, who has been abused by Cardinal Pell who says he’s been touched by the hand of God and now the church pays him a royalty! ‘With a puppet you can say that,’ says Strassman, ‘because it’s not about making fun of the serious issue for the victims, it’s about satirising the church’s response.’ David Strassman presents iTedE at the Byron Theatre at the Community Centre on Friday. Tickets at byroncentre.com.au. Enquiries to 6685 6807.

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Bello Winter Music 2018 has announced 10 of the acts heading for the winter festival that takes over the streets, halls, pubs and cafes of the beautiful NSW town of Bellingen 12–15 July, 2018. Justin Townes Earle, Lior, Lillie Mae, Maddy Jane, Fraser A Gorman, Moussa Diakite and Wassado, Thando, The Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble, Tangents and the Hi Tops Brass Band will all be on hand to warm the hearts of musical lovers at the boutique festival that sells out every year. The full lineup of more than 70 acts will be announced in April. Justin Townes Earle (US) has experienced more than most in his 30-odd years, both personally and professionally. Between releasing seven full-length critically acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a newfound sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say he has quite the story to tell. Since launching his recording career a decade ago, Justin Townes Earle has established a reputation as a singular leading light in the Americana music community. With fearless, personally charged lyrical insight and infectious melodic craftsmanship, the young veteran singer/songwriter will give Bello Winter Music punters a taste of his rich, deeply soulful body of work set that’s both emotionally riveting and effortlessly uplifting. Zimbabwean-born songstress Thando has been gracing stages around Australia with her electric presence and powerhouse vocal. Thando grew up feasting on the musical offerings of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Queen and TLC. Along the way she found Jill Scott and crafted her genre-bending sound with an electric live set. Her 2016 debut EP Digital Love Letters paved the road to a slew of festival appearances such as Strawberry Fields and Woodford Folk Festival and NYE on The Hill. With the highly anticipated release of her brand-new single NUMB, this multidimensional performer is looking toward solidifying her status as Melbourne’s newest first lady of R&B. Multi-instrumentalist, beloved Nashville artist Lillie Mae is ‘one in a billion’ according to Jack White, with whom she played as part of his all-female live and studio band The Peacocks as fiddle and mandolin player. A longtime fixture in country and bluegrass circles Lillie Mae has been singing and playing on stages across the US since she could stand on her own two feet. Now in its fourth year Bello Winter Music is a whole-town festival packed with family-friendly activities. As well as the music pouring out of 14 different venues, Bellingen comes alive with street theatre, markets, circus and walking tours. The festival features Bellingen LeaF, a sustainability-focused program of workshops available at no extra cost to festival goers, and the hugely successful Youth Mentorship Program, which gives aspiring young musicians the opportunity to receive mentorship from an established artist from the lineup and to perform at the festival. Taking place in the magnificent, historic riverside town of Bellingen, Bello Winter Music has fast become the under-theradar favourite for musicians and punters alike who like their music up close and intimate. If this sounds like your perfect weekend away, grab your tickets now at bellowintermusic.com | Thursday 12 July till 15 July

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The raw energy of reggae legend Macka B comes to Australia this March as dates are announced for his Health and Wealth Tour. The brilliant and quirky reggae MC has achieved 43 million hits since his Cucumba video was picked up by UNILAD and went viral. The song, one example of the freestyle lyrics on his newly released album, is about one of the many vegetables he loves. Today, the skilful lyricist and living example of GO FOR 2 & 5 Fruit and Vegetable Campaign announced Sydney, Melbourne, Byron, Maroochydore and Brisbane concert dates with his Roots Ragga Band, with promise of more to come. He will take his positive messages on the road, delivering them as a seasoned reggae artist who has worked with the likes of Burning Spear, U-Roy, The Wailers, Lee Perry and Mad Professor. Macka B, is described by allmusic.com as ‘one of Britain's most influential dancehall toasters.’ Byron Brewery | Sat March 17th.

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ENTERTAINMENT

A NIGHT WITH VAMPIRES

THE GENIUS OF GUINNESS Saturday 24 March sees cheeky, subversive, multi-genre musical powerhouse Waiting for Guinness make a long-awaited return to Lismore for a one-night-only blast at the beautiful Star Court Theatre! Armed with a ridiculous array of instruments, the band will be performing its incredible repertoire of intercultural political music on a stellar bill featuring Lismore’s own legendary oldschoolers, The Magnificence. Since its busking beginnings in Sydney, its self-titled debut album (2003), and follow-up releases The Show (2004), and Friend or Foe (2007), Waiting for Guinness has earned a strong reputation for its satirical songs, multi-instrumental musicianship and explosive live performances. The band has played at major festivals across Australia including St Kilda (Vic), Port Fairy (Vic), repeat appearances at Woodford Folk Festival (Qld), the National Folk Festival (ACT), Cockatoo Island, Peats Ridge, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Newtown Festival, Fairbridge Festival (WA), and has been invited to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and Switzerland’s International Buskers Festival.

GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE

Hailing from Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, Desiree Diego, Sofia Blanco and Chela Torres are three women whose songs draw on the wellsprings of Garifuna culture while echoing the joys and sorrows of contemporary life. Griffin collective are a seasoned representation of today’s Garifuna musicians and dancers with a dynamic that comes from more than a decade of playing together and crafting some of the most original and refreshing modern roots music ever to come out of the central American and Caribbean region. Over a foundation of ancestral beats, the unmistakable and powerful sound of the two traditional Garifuna drums – the primero and the segunda – along with driving maracas, turtle shells, acoustic and electric guitars and swinging bass grooves, blending with evocative melodies and powerful call-and-response vocals, these artists tell their stories through music, dance and traditional costume. They play at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on 12 April. Tickets at redsquaremusic.com.au.

HARLEY KHANAGE You have to be in it to win it at the Ocean Shores Tavern this month, with the second key being drawn on Friday night. While you are there why not kick back and enjoy the music of Khanage. Fri the 16th Khanage, the hip-hop metal band from the Gold Coast, who is also partial to hard house and dubstep! Band plays from 8pm.

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ARIA & AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE SHORTLISTED JAZZ WORLD ROOTS QUARTET THE VAMPIRES MAKES THEIR WAY TO THE BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE ON SUNDAY 25 MARCH. THE ECHO SPOKE WITH TRUMPETER NICK GARBETT ABOUT THE UPCOMING GIG. What influences do you draw on for your music? We have always drawn on an eclectic range of musical styles. The band was formed while we were still studying together in 2005 as an opportunity to play the music of Ornette Coleman, Charlie Parker and Eric Dolphy. Then as we started writing our own tunes the music quickly morphed into more of a ‘worldy groove jazz’ sound, taking influences from Jamaican, South American and Balkan music. What does jazz mean to you? Do only really cool people get jazz? Or is it spreading? Hahaha.… well… hopefully without sounding like too much of a wanker, personally I think jazz is a very loose term used to pigeonhole a massive swathe of creative and improvised music styles. When people say they don’t like jazz, I think they just haven’t found their kind of ‘jazz’. Also, the improvised jazz language has been a huge influence on all kinds of modern music that you wouldn’t necessarily think of as jazz. How important is improv when you are playing? Is it a dialogue of sorts? Are there some people you’d rather speak to? Improvisation is a huge element of our music. Improvisation is a language and when you are all speaking the same language dialogue is inevitable. In The Vampires I’m equally happy speaking with any of the guys because we know each other so well. In other bands that can be a different story! What is one of the more surprising things that has happened in your live shows? When we first started touring we’d play a lot of regional country towns and sometimes our style of music wouldn’t quite suit the chosen venue, especially if it was a Saturday night and people were out to party. Once, between songs at a show at the Lennox Head Hotel, a bloke came up and told us he’d ‘rather be eaten by a shark than listen to any more of this sh…’. I guess that’s not the most glowing endorsement for our music, but a funny story!

What are the challenges in getting music to the stage and keeping a band active? Firstly, I think the band has to want to play together and all members have to trust each other to make interesting and exciting musical decisions. Without that it’s no fun and the band won’t last. However, if you do trust your band mates and you have faith in your music then keeping a band active is easy. You want to play as much as possible and hope that translates to good music that people want to come along and hear. Lloyd Swanton from the Necks produced your last album. I once asked him how he writes his lyrics, and he says, ‘22 years, 20 albums, not one lyric…’ I said, ‘Maybe you’re blocked’. He found it funny, but frankly, it was pretty embarrassing! I loved his sense of humour. What did he bring to the album? Lloyd is a very funny guy. He’s definitely not blocked though… he can reel off dad jokes for hours if he’s given the chance! What Lloyd brought to the album is an ear that we all equally trusted. He’s a prolific writer and a beautifully creative musician, so when he had a suggestion to make in the studio we all listened. He also knew when not to say anything, which is just as important when producing an album. Lloyd has a way of defusing tension in the studio and keeping the atmosphere light hearted, which was incredibly helpful too. What do you love about being on the road? Being on the road is exciting and it’s a chance to play night after night with your friends to people who have come out to hear your music. We’ve been fortunate enough to have been touring for more than 10 years together now and in the past few years we’ve toured Europe three times. For me that has been the highlight of my touring career. It’s hard work and you don’t sleep much, but it’s definitely worth it. Touring Australia is great fun too, especially when we get to play Byron Bay. I just wish our friend and musical mentor Dave Ades was still around to jam with when we come into town! What should we expect for your Byron show? The Byron show is the last of our 12-gig tour so the band will be firing! Our music mixes grooves from all over the world with strongly melodic horn lines and exciting improvisation. If you say you don’t like jazz, you haven’t heard The Vampires! Byron Theatre on Sunday 25 March at 5pm. Tickets $10–23. www.byroncentre.com.au.

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ENTERTAINMENT

SING THE CAMINO AT ST KEV’S

Join choir director extraordinaire Jessie Vintila and sing up a storm with the songs that will be sun in the Sing the Camino tour she is leading in northern Spain later this year. There will be some rollicking Galician drinking songs, and some classic folk and bluegrass for good measure. All welcome… but what about this bucket list Spanish singing tour? Jessie filled us in. Tell me about your Camino trip. What inspired you to make it happen? Towards the end of our time touring with The Lucky Wonders, Emma (Emma Royle, tour manager) and I played some shows in Germany and then had a few weeks’ holiday, road tripping around France and Spain. We stumbled across the village of St Jean Pied de Port, at the foot of the Pyrenees, on the French side of the border with Spain. This is the place most people begin their Camino, the 800km track that’s been made famous by movies such as The Way. The atmosphere there was unique, kind of hushed and reverent, people with walking gear everywhere, embarking on their big journey. We met an amazing gypsy guitarist and had some great jam sessions in the campground there. We were due to go home in a few days but the Camino idea had taken hold. We were determined to come back and walk it as soon as we could. When we did, we spent two months travelling that route, walking our own pilgrimage and also researching how to set up the first Sing the Camino. It was such a wonderful experience, but the one thing I missed was my regular fix of harmony singing, so I knew that to bring groups of people to sing on the journey together would make for a very lush, nourishing experience. We chose the last 220km of the track for Sing the Camino, which is a 13-day trip, because of its beauty, and the northwest, Galicia, is much cooler and greener than the rest of Spain. What is it about the Camino that is so special? You have obviously done it before. To connect with the earth and with human history in this very physical way feels beautiful and profound. And the path, the journeys undertaken by the thousands of people over a thousand years, create a kind of enigma, one that is changing all the time as we move through such different cultural eras. Many say it has pagan origins. It has the very well-known St James history and a strong tradition of being walked for penance and redemption. Now I think the majority of people who walk it feel freer to choose their own interpretation of its meaning, their own spiritual or secular journey. Even just to give yourself the gift of time spent enjoying your body, your health, in a beautiful place, letting the mind rest, stepping out of the rat race. The

Camino pulls people from all over the world, for all their unique reasons, and the connection that is created among everyone meeting on the walk is incredibly special. Hearts are open, stories are shared, friendships are forged. I found that camaraderie the most moving aspect of the journey.

pressure to be a great singer, but a few people have come along as non-singers and been well and truly converted.

menus we’ve been perfecting over five years now. We hold singing sessions every evening and, my favourite part, performances from guest musicians. It has been mind blowing being treated to these intimate shows from some world-class musicians who are keeping alive some incredible folk traditions that I hadn’t known even existed.

The testimonials we receive are very humbling. ‘The most amazing experience of my life’ is an example from last year. ‘Life affirming, full of grace and happiness’ is one from 2016. Some people come back and do it again! We have a new Sing the Camino trip starting this year, on the Camino Portuguese, which we only opened to our past guests, and it sold out in four days. If you are lucky enough to have the time, money and health to do Sing the Camino, seize the moment, vamos!

How are you going to make music part of the Camino trip?

The singing sessions are before dinner every night, and are a lovely way to connect as a group, and lift your energy How many people can you take on a trip? after the day spent walking. Some songs we sing are in Spanish or Galician and really connect us to the people and Most of the places we stay at are quite small, so we are the land we are in. Gathering these songs is an ongoing limited to eleven rooms, usually 14 to 18 people. We don’t project that I am lucky to call part of my job! The musicians make people share a room unless they want to, because when you’re walking all day, challenging yourself like that, a who perform for us are true folk artists, with beautiful dedication to maintaining their ancient cultural traditions, good rest is essential! and it’s such a special way to learn about a place and its Do you organise everything for people? history. Then of course the bolder of our guests burst out We organise wonderful accommodation, places with lots in song on their days on the track and create little gems of of character, usually family run so you get some honest moments for themselves, and the locals, and other pilgrims. cultural interaction as well. One casa rural has been in the I love how music does that when we let it! same family for more than 1,000 years! We also transport What would you say to someone who is thinking about your luggage so no heavy backpacks, provide a support coming but is thinking, maybe next year, or next time? vehicle, organise the dinners, wine and breakfast with

What kind of requirements do people need? Do they need to be fit? Or able to sing? You need to train up to being able to walk an average of 22km a day, which is well within the means of any reasonably healthy person. For many people throughout history, walking all day is a very natural way of life. You find a rhythm, and it generally feels good. The more prepared you are, the more you are likely to enjoy the challenge rather than struggle. Something I am really proud of is motivating people to get fit, who may not have otherwise, and it’s such a wonderful gift to give yourself. One of the most inspiring people we’ve taken was a man of 87, who walked the whole distance without missing a beat. In fact, he wouldn’t even stop for lunch until he’d walked his whole distance each day, and then he’d drink an entire bottle of wine! The singing is just for the joy of it. We don’t perform on the trip, unless the group wants to do a quick flashmob here or there, just for fun, which we sometimes have. So there’s no

How does the workshop on Sunday relate to the Camino? In the workshop on Sunday we’ll sing the songs from our trips, some in Spanish and Galician, some in English. Like all group harmony singing, it’s a joyous way to spend an afternoon, meet other local singing people, and sample some of the rollicking and beautiful folk traditions we tap into on Sing the Camino. It’s also a good chance to find out how lovely and charming I am, and ask some of the million questions about the trip that people usually have when contemplating crossing the globe and walking 220km! The workshop on Sunday is at St Kevin’s Hall in Bangalow, 2.30–5.30pm. Tickets are available at www.singthecamino.com, $25 earlybird, $30 from March 16 or at the door. No Spanish language or singing experience are needed. All are welcome.

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ENTERTAINMENT

CULTURE

CRAZY SHAVE FOR CURE Author Matt Towner is full of Crazy ideas. Especially when it’s a good cause. To raise money for Leukaemia he’s prepared to commit to the World’s Greatest Shave. This is part of Matt’s Crazy book launch for charity – Friday at Blade Barber Shop under La La Land in Byron from 5pm. His fellow authors will be with him and encourage everyone to go mohawk for charity. Byron Shire authors involved are Nick Taylor and Bernard Chumley, Momo Mercurous, Rod Thom, Nicholas Hallett, Piers Fisher-Pollard, Timothy Harris & Kevin Moloney, David Bell, Veronica Farmer, Rebecca Cotton, Storm Gray, Megan Jennaway, Feather Kibby, Bron Catherine Clifton, Emily Saunders, Ian Normal Harris, Kerrie Atherton, Leila Hall, Simon Williams and William Dalton. All these writers will be joining Matt to fill these books with amazing stories of fear and loathing, laughter and adventure. And to lose their hair in the process. To buy books from Matt’s new series go to www.travellerstaleswriters.com – you’ll be able to get a copy of Crazy Shit in Asia there, or at your local bookshop. And of course to donate you can go to my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/matttowner.

KANGAROO – WHY DO WE KILL OUR NATIONAL SYMBOL? Kangaroos are one of the most recognisable icons in the world. Mick McIntyre and Kate McIntyre Clerre have always held a fascination with kangaroos and in their film Kangaroo they set out to explore the wonder of this unique animal and the complex emotions that surround it. Millions of kangaroos are shot each year as pests and sold for profit. It seemed to the directors of this film to be incongruous with the fact that Australians should do this to their beloved national symbol. Key to telling the story was investigating the details behind the largest wildlife slaughter in the world and to find out

where it all started and why it still happens today. Where had the ideology come from that a native animal that has lived in Australia for millions of years should be a national problem? The filmmakers speak with Indigenous Australians, scientists, commercial shooters, farmers, politicians, artists, wildlife carers, chefs and activists, weaving an unsettling story for the world to see. Kangaroo – A love-hate story, screens at the Brunswick Picture House on Wednesday 21 March with a Q&A with the filmmakers and Sunday 24 March with a screening only. For tickets go to brunswickpicturehouse.com.

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ENTERTAINMENT Having Australian singer/songwriter Mia Dyson back in Oz is a bit of a treat. These days Dyson lives in Ojai, California, a town not dissimilar to Byron Bay. For Dyson, moving to the US was really only a matter of time. ‘I was drawn to the States because I get up listening to so much American music,’ she says. ‘I became enamoured of the history, and all these places where genres were really born are in the States. Like blues, and southern gospel and jazz. So I’ve just always been drawn here, and I love the fact that I can live here but come and be a citizen of the world and get to experience… a bigger world I guess.’

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More recently Dyson got to record her latest album, which will be released shortly at Muscle Shoals Records. It was a ‘pinch myself’ moment for Dyson who went on to say, ‘When I was a kid I mythologised all these American places like Muscle Shoals, and Memphis, and Detroit. And to get to go and make a record there, even

CULTURE CONTINUED

FREE FILM MASTERCLASS

Flickerfest director and distribution manager Bronwyn Kidd has arguably watched more short films than most humans over the past 20 years. Bronwyn will be sharing her expertise and some of her favourite classic Flickerfest shorts. If you are making shorts, it’s vital that you understand the trends and tastes of the festival circuit this year. In this masterclass Bronwyn will touch on: What makes a short film irresistible to Oscar-qualifying film festivals? Should you target the Australian or international film circuit? What are big Australian festivals looking for?Targeting the smaller festivals – why would you do it? How to get your film out beyond festivals and make money through distribution of your short and what you need to know to make your film market ready. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to gain more knowledge around short films and get your questions answered by an expert. Register NOW for this FREE event | SAE Fri 16 March | 4–6pm | www.picatic.com/film-masterclass-saebyronbay. NEW SHOOTS PRESENTER DELPHI. PHOTO: NICKY

though I wasn’t going there to make a Muscle Shoals-sounding record. But just the incredible vibrancy of the place where there are great musicians and songwriters and studios and producers. You know, it was super inspiring just to be part of that history. It was incredible.’ One of the long-term Muscle Shoal groovers, David Hood of the Swampers, played bass on the new album. ‘He played on so many incredible hit records, like Percy Sledge’s When a Man Loves a Woman and Aretha Franklin’s stuff and Etta James’s. And so David Hood was on bass with me on the record, and he was just the most humble, sweet, talented person you could ever hope for. It was an absolute honour and thrill to have him there, and he totally grounded the record. What he does is deceptively simple. I can’t even figure out how he does it, but it’s just beautiful and his tone is just so, so good.’ The new album has a curious title: If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back.

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Dyson reflects on her musical journey, appreciating just how far she’s come. ‘I remember not having enough material to play a two set gig or whatever it was, or even a set gig, and I was dreaming about the day that I could have not only enough material but enough material I really wanted to play. It took a long time to get there!’ But now Dyson has totally arrived. Catch Mia Dyson, US-resident Aussie singer/ songwriter at Bluesfest | For more info go to www.bluesfest.com.au.

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Ballina Players’ next production is the courtroom drama A Few Good Men, directed by Mike Sheehan. Written by Aaron Sorkin, who also wrote the hit series The West Wing, the original 1992 movie starred Tom Cruise as Daniel Kaffee, the reluctant court lawyer, and Jack Nicholson as the arrogant commander. In the Ballina Players’ production, Kaffee is played by Dylan Wheeler (last seen in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas late in 2017) and Jessep is played by John Rado, a newcomer to the Ballina Players’ stage, but a regular director at the Mullumbimby Drill Hall, and an experienced actor. Kaffee is defending privates Dawson and Downey, who are accused of murdering a fellow soldier, Private Santiago, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In the climax of A Few Good Men Kaffee interrogates Jessep in the witness chair, trying to get him to admit to being not the murderer but responsible for their deaths. Dawson and Downey’s defence rests on their assertion that they were ordered to undertake an illegal disciplinary action on Santiago, known in the Marines as a Code Red, which then went horribly wrong, resulting in his death. Director Mike Sheehan has assembled a very strong cast of 15 men and two women, with many experienced actors and some newcomers looking to find more experience onstage. Tickets are available now: online at www.ballinaplayers. com.au/bookings, or at Just Funkin’ Music in River St, Ballina, near the pedestrian lights ($2/ticket booking fee) in person or on 6686 2440 | Running over 6–15 April.

Wednesday 21 March is the autumn equinox. This is a time of celebration and gathering for many of our ancestors’ cultures. It is the time of equal day and night and also UN Harmony Day. In recognition of our collective cultures and in celebration of life and a sustainable future, Power On , Stop Adani Northern Rivers and the Mullumbimby Commons (Wildspace) are collaboratively volunteering an afternoon artisan market and celebration. This will feature a welcome ceremony, quality food, local ethical and creative small businesses, campfire, child-friendly atmosphere, music, large community raffle with many winners, and presentations on upcoming community energy projects. This gathering is a Mullum-style collaboration, Bentley Waves under the stars, hence we are calling out to stallholders, artists and musicians who would like to be a part of this gathering. Space is free of charge and you can keep your earnings. Funds and awareness raised go toward a feasibility study for Australia’s first grassroots-initiated large-scale communityowned renewable-energy generator (a concentrated solarthermal generator proposed by Sol Reflections Co-operative in Proserpine). Please send expressions of interest to Hanna Navara: hknavara@gmail.com or call Leon Hoffmann on 0431 755 220.

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‘It’s from the song Open, and the whole song is really about anywhere that I have set myself a limitation or decided I could go no further, or I had a limit to my courage. I’m trying to call on myself to actually go beyond that and see whether actually there’s more that I can do, or more courage that I can find. Which is a lot of what the album is about, kind of trying to look for and find that… mine inside for more strength, more courage.’

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NO POKIES FOR THE BEACHIE This year the Beach Hotel has decided to do what most venues would find unthinkable: get rid of their pokies! General manager of the Beach Hotel Elke Van Haandel says the pub ‘intends to show others that pokies aren’t required to run a successful venue’. ‘It’s a new chapter for the Beach Hotel and pokies simply don’t fit our vision for the future.’ ‘Addicted pokie gamblers can have their lives torn apart. I find the environment a negative space and we can’t wait to turn that around and create a light-filled open space.’ There are big plans afoot for the Beach. ‘We are planning to be pokie free, waste free and get off the grid. Plus we have plans for new areas, new activations and refurbishments in the pokie area and the Resort rooms. With all this change, we will remain largely the same, supporting live music and providing a place for one and all to share a good time.’ Looks like the ethos of the Whitlams’ song Blow up the Pokies is finally taking hold. We look forward to less misery, more music!

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Escape into the world of Peepshow, a thrilling new creation that infuses world-class contemporary circus with the nostalgia of bygone eras. Circa has performed in 39 countries to more than one million people with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents, and Lismore is the first stop for this brand-new show before it takes on the world. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s explosive and lyrical. Watch as Peepshow delights your eyes with dynamic group acrobatics, astonishing solo acts and tantalising duets that describe a world thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at once sensual and playful. From the company that brought you Wunderkammer and Beyond, Peepshow sets the stage for a jaw-dropping night at the theatre. 

BSA students benefit from direct access to an ever-growing cohort of experienced teachers and learn a hands-on approach, where practical and technical skills are meshed with art theory and conceptual stimuli that foster the emergence of a unique personal language.

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ENTERTAINMENT

CINEMA REVIEWS PETER RABBIT

If, like me, you grew up with Bugs and not Beatrix Potter’s much-loved Peter, you might be surprised to discover that the two rabbits’ personalities are not a million miles apart. I don’t recall the wise-cracking Bugs ever showing genuine contrition for anything that he might have done to Elmer Fudd, but otherwise there is no splitting the two in ego and scheming naughtiness. After

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Director Nicolai Fugslig has displayed a tedious taste for violence and carnage in over-extended battle scenes in his telling of this true story of a mission by American Special Forces in Afghanistan immediately following the events of 9/11. Opening with archival footage of terrorist acts committed by Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda, he cuts quickly to the gathering of a dauntless gang of twelve,

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the grouchy old farmer who killed Peter’s parents has carked it, a young nephew, Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson), moves to the property from Knightsbridge, where he has been sacked for having a tanty at Harrods. Thomas proceeds to get too chummy for Peter’s liking with Bea (Rose Byrne), the pretty artist-next-door who has befriended all of the farmyard creatures. A war of wills ensues, with Peter’s rabbits going blow for blow with Thomas while Bea is completely oblivious to the war being waged behind her back. Seeing this enchanting, funny (the rooster shrieking hysterically for dawn every morning is a scream) and at times poignant movie surrounded by squealing, rapt little girls was a reminder of how cinema can magically transport its audience to another world. Based closely on Potter’s original drawings, the visuals are absolutely convincing from

the outset – I had no trouble believing in the talking rabbits – while the rural location shots are picture-book cosy and, in the case of the trip to London (accompanied by the Proclaimers’ 500 Miles, exhilarating. As is regularly so in animated features these days, even those aimed at the youngest viewers, a lot of the dialogue goes straight over the kids’ heads – when it is sarcastically mentioned that nepotism is a national trait of the British, I can’t imagine any of the children understanding the line. But they laughed like blazes when an electrified doorknob blew Thomas from one side of the room to the other. Whoever came up with the idea of using meerkats in advertising struck gold because, despite the cargo-cult of high-tech, anthropomorphism, typified by Peter, still thrives in our native hearts.

led by Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), whose assignment will be to link with a tribal chieftain, General Dostrum (Navid Negahban), in the dusty mountains of that benighted country (filmed not entirely convincingly in New Mexico) and thwart the Taliban’s progress. The attempted murder in 2012 of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai left nobody in any doubt that the Taliban is a hateful, medieval outfit, but opposing factions in Afghanistan and US military forces there and worldwide have hardly shown themselves to be pure as the driven snow. Nevertheless, Mitch and the boys set off in their Chinook chopper like a column of John Wayne led cavalry into the West, singing The Green Berets without a hint of selfparody. Left behind in the kitchens of middle-America are their little women and cute kids. Heroism is a difficult

subject to deal with in an age when it’s understood through the idiocy of Marvel fantasies, but Fugslig appears to be abandoning the ‘war is hell’ ethos in favour of an outdated, Trumpian ‘war is great’ swagger that reduces all that happens to a gamer’s mentality. Dialogue rarely rises above the gauche (‘I would follow you anywhere’, spoken by the group’s token Latino to Mitch, made me guffaw), while caricature replaces character in every instance – Dostrum is classic shorthand of the wise, robed leader à la Alec Guinness’s Faisal, while all of the soldiers are straight out of central casting jocks. Our Chris looks good on horseback and is likeable in a boofheaded way, but the movie is too long and, in case its audience needs to be reminded, and despite its triumphal tone, Afghanistan remains a basket case.

Premiere Screening Tuesday 24th April 6.30pm. All Tickets $25. Followed by a special Q&A With the director Simon Baker. Tickets on sale now!

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STARS ARIES: Your patron planet Mars embodies outgoing action. This week’s Venus in Aries is the polar opposite: magnetic and receptive, attracting energy rather than expending it. Making it your time to let others do things for you. To soak up all the love coming your way, take it in, give thanks for it. TAURUS: Venus in Aries looks on the bright side, colours life vivid and vibrant. While stability and reliability mightn’t feature strongly, this week has plenty of affectionate, benevolent vibes to compensate. If others are volatile and easily riled, be their stable anchor. Take whatever space in nature you can to receive its quiet-time insights.

GEMINI: With Mercury in novelty-loving Aries having fun flirting with Venus, careless spending’s definitely on the cards. And this week a train of thought could easily become a runaway locomotor and cool conversations morph into fiery exchanges. What to do? As much as you can of your favourite stressreducing activities. CANCER: If inconsiderate comments sting your Cancerian sensibilities or someone lets you down this week, maybe they’re struggling with their own issues and difficulties, perhaps in need of some understanding and assistance from you? Go ahead, you can afford to be generous – the people who love you have your back.

JUPITER DIGGING DEEP IN THE SIGN OF UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION UNEARTHS THE WONDERFUL AND CONFRONTING – FROM BURIED TREASURE TO SKELETONS IN OUR CUPBOARDS… LIBRA: March is the month of mood swings. Some of them may be even yours as others shapeshift this week from unavailable to oversharing. While it mightn’t be all that easy to achieve, Langston Hughes’s stylish advice is worth considering: Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people: the beauty within themselves. SCORPIO: Jupiter retrograde in your sign isn’t the wisest time for expansion, being more conducive to a deep-diving life assessment and review of resources: where you want to go, how you plan to get there, whom you’d like along for the ride. And you can take your time, because this transit continues for four months.

SAGITTARIUS: This week could release feelings you weren’t even aware were there: anything from subterranean rumblings to full emotional overflow. With your ruling planet Jupiter in the sign of deep and meaningful self-scrutiny, this week brings instructions via dream messages, casual advice, all manner of random information coming your way. CAPRICORN: If arrangements don’t go according to the carefully crafted Capricorn plan, be prepared to wing it – and understand that most difficulties this week are from communication snafus. But with willingness on your part to solve problems and let go the need to be right, they can be sorted for a win-win all round.

LEO: As Jupiter retrogrades in your domestic sector, you might want to consider decluttering, streamlining, downsizing and generally doing the zen thing in your home zone. Budget and thrift aren’t your naturally expansive majesties’ favourite six letter words, so make this a creative exercise and work with the bounty you already have.

AQUARUS: Mercury and Venus in your house of local activities are usually the recipe for a froth of frisky frolics and rollicking romps. While that’s true of this week, it could also be quite a friendship tester, so amidst the fun times take advantage of any urges that occur to fly solo.

VIRGO: With Saturn the planet of mastery and material results in Capricorn, discipline is big. But this week not so easy to stick to as sensible and practical give way to intuition and impulse, Saturnian boot camp to mystic musings… which is no bad thing, so don’t give yourself a hard time about going with the flow.

PISCES: We all know that feeling of overstaying our time in a lacklustre situation and longing for something new. Now Jupiter’s doing its deep overhaul of attitudes and beliefs, the sea change you yearned for is on its way, and this weekend’s annual new moon in your sign presses the start button.

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...................................................................40 Health ....................................................................................40 Hire..........................................................................................40 Kitchens ................................................................................40 Landscape Design ...........................................................40 Landscaping ......................................................................40 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 Printing & Copying Services .......................................41 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

BOOKKEEPER XERO & MYOB BAS AGENT Set up, training, Ph Ursula.........................0433 991404

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AUTOMOTIVE

ACCOUNTANT BANGALOW + BYRON BAY The Office Accountants & Business Advisors ...66872960

ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE M Collis..................................................66842559 ACUPUNCTUREâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE. Mary-Ellen Young .................0403 477972

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MECHANICAL REPAIRS, WARREN SIMMONS Byron Bay ..................................................66858500

AGENT

BAYSIDE RADIATORS Windscreens & air-con. Billinudgel. AU29498 .................................66802444

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

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AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

Call Kane

0410 534 081

All aspects of plumbing: Gas Fitting, Drainage, Construction, Renovations. 15+ years experience. Free quotes. Licence # 289899C

artisanair.com.au

PLEASE CALL

AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

6680 9394 AU 37088

Mullumbimby Refrigeration & Airconditioning Services

Lic 246545C

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sales â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Installation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Repairs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; All Commercial Refrigeration â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Residential & Commercial Airconditioning â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coolroom Design & Construction â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Freezer Rooms

6684 2783

14 Manns Road, Mullumbimby Lic: 299433C ARC: AU40492

Call Jason: 0434 177 594

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COOLMAN AIR CONDITIONING 23 years experience. Lic 178464C AU30147 ..............0412 641753

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ANTENNAS & INSTALLATION

COMPASS CURTAINS

20 years and going strong! Custom made curtains, blinds and decor items We come to you, wherever you are: Byron, Lismore, The Clarence and beyondâ&#x20AC;Ś

Barbara Wilson

0435 954 212 0439 624 945

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BRICKLAYING

02 66 804 173 Friendly Reliable Prompt Local

Digital TV ALL Antenna Installations & Repairs ALL Electrical Work

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ANTENNAS

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NO FIX NO CHARGE For fast service call

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

BUILDING TRADES â&#x20AC;˘ DEPT OF FAIR TRADING: A licence is required for all residential building work where the reasonable market cost of the work to be done (labour and materials) exceeds $5000 (including GST).

DUFbuild

0402 022 111

David Levine iwireantennas.com.au

YOUR DIGITAL AND PROGRAMMING SOLUTIONS â&#x20AC;˘ Set top box installation and programming â&#x20AC;˘ Surround sound design and installation â&#x20AC;˘ All TV, telephone & electrical installations Call Norm now on

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0422 668 582

PRESTIGE BUILDERS

build the dream

*conditions apply

ANTENNAS PLUS

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Award Winning Builders â&#x20AC;˘ Renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Extensions â&#x20AC;˘ New Homes Darren Paxton

0412 497 637

Master Builders Licence No.94573C

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1300 095 393

DINGO DEMOLITIONS & ASBESTOS REMOVAL ................................. 66834008 or 0407 728998 CARPENTER All jobs. Michael Dow. Lic 147675C .................................... 66291169 or 0412 967677 BUILDER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; JOHN McGAURAN Personalised Service. 20 yrs exp. Lic 170208C .............0415 793242 FABRICA JOINERY Quality kitchens/timber doors/windows. Lic 244652C .........................66808162

JP DIGITAL ANTENNAS Reception problems, new antennas, extra TV points, all areas .....0432 289705 BUILDER CARPENTER Extensions, renos, new homes, insurance, all jobs. Lic 19953 .......... 0403 458177 BYRON ANTENNA SERVICE Call me first for fast service. Richard ..................................0401 190960 CARPENTER/JOINER Lic 39791 Decks, studios, pergolas etc Paul Varendorff ..66845035 or 0414 842602

ANTIQUES / RESTORATION

BUILDER Renovations, maintenance, 30yrs exp. mchughdesign.com.au Lic 29792C....0408 663420 EXTENSIONS & RENOVATIONS Excellent quality. Builder: Levi Alexander Lic 189611C ..0402 434154

FURNITURE RESTORATION Old/antique, 40+ yrs exp. erwinfurniturerestoration.com ...0412 528454 CARPENTER HANDYMAN FB Gregâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Handyman Services Byron Bay Lic No 1039897....0414 109595

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Pressure cleaning Roof cleaning

P/L

Native bush regeneration, tree planting and weed control. Fully insured and qualified with more than 12 years’ local experience. Free property assessments and quotes. Call Ross Faithfull 0409 157 695 a/h 6687 2943   e: faithfullrossco@gmail.com

'ULYHZD\ 3RWKROH6SHFLDOLVW Specialising in Asphalt Driveways, Subdivisions, Earthworks, Carparks and all Maintenance!

Phone Oliver 0419 789 600

Full Circle

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fullcirclerefinishing.com

CLEAN AS IT’S BEEN TEAM Home, Bond back, anytime, references ...................................66882372 DONE & DUSTED CLEANING Going the extra mile, professional, dependable...............0498 731447

WEED CONTROL SPECIALIST Management plans drawn up........................................0418 110714 DETAILED STEAM CLEANING Natural products. Bathrooms, kitchens, spring cleans .0410 723601 AIRBNB HOSTING SERVICES Cleaning, linen, restocking, bookings.............................0410 630042

CARPET CLEANING

TLC

BYRON & BEYOND CLEANING Brunswick to Ballina & inland towns from $35ph........0451 102239

Truck Mounted Machine

CARPET CLEANING

TENDER LOVING CARE Specialising in household carpet cleaning Speedy Drying

Kevin & Margaret Bower

FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!

Carpet and upholstery cleaning, urine extraction, rust removal, heavy traffic areas, deodorising and sanitation.

0408 232 066

EARTHMOVING & EXCAVATION

EARTHMOVING PLANT HIRE Roadworks incl Driveways, Carparks & General Excavation 35 years in local area • Free quotes

A PROFESSIONAL & PERSONALISED SERVICE Northern Rivers Area..........................0487 013372

Phone Jeremy 0409 146 052

COMPUTER SERVICES

TINY EARTHWOR

Whether Whe er y you need a tech mentor, advice or just support m I’m here to help

Philip Toovey

 0431 122 057

0409 799 909

A con Any consumer digital device Any An ny di digital project at home

Personal tech support for bamboozled ed bip bipeds www.mygeekmate.com.au | mark@digiflip.com.au ip co c

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various implements available for limited access projects

purely support, advice & tech mentorship

EARTHMOVING & PLANT HIRE

Cleans deeply, dries in 1-2 hours

Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa

Jai – 0467 482 948

HOLIDAY CLEANERS AVAILABLE NOW! Domestic, AirBnB, last-minute. Local, exp & reliable .0421 360961

(02) 6684 1001

Green & Clean

20 Year+s Exp.

Quality Exterior Refinishing

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

Commercial / Domestic / Insurance

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

0410 056 228 / 0427 663 678

APEX CARPET CLEANING www.apexcarpetcleaning.com.au......................... Nathan 0412 926441

CHIMNEY SWEEPING RENT-A-GEEK Mobile PC Repair (Byron Shire) ....................................................................66844335 WORKRIGHT COMPUTER SUPPORT Mobile service. For Home & Business .................0422 804449

CHIROPRACTIC

MICHAEL SCHWAGER 108 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby ...................................................66841962 MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC Massage, chiropractic & fitness. 110 Dalley St .........................66841028 BYRON BAY CHIROPRACTIC CENTRE Bruce Campbell. 1/12 Tasman Way, A&I Estate ....66858159 CAPE BYRON HOLISTIC CHIROPRACTIC Shane Eade. 6/14 Middleton St .....................0467 660323

Ph: 6684 0160 Mob: 0439 840 160

SALISBURY CONCRETING

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

DARYL 0418 234 302 OR 02 6680 1793

JASON COOTE CONCRETING All concreting work, form work, steel fixing Lic 261424C ......0421 957506

CLEANING

PLATINUM CONCRETE 20 years experience. Free quotes. Lic 225874C. Justin ..............0458 773788 CRAFTSMAN CONCRETE POLISHING Concrete grinding & polishing, surface prep. Phil ...0402 560382

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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Call Sam on

0434 539 979

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

www.byroneco.com.au

Window Cleaning Professionals Call Glenn or Tracey 0403 428 232 or 6680 9901 email: impresswindowcleaning@gmail.com Reliable • Friendly • Professional • Fully Insured • Free Quotes • Affordable Rates Locally Owned and Operated • Quality Work with Over 10 Years Experience

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DECKS, PATIOS & EXTENSIONS

Servicing Tweed to Ballina

• PATIOS • ROOM EXTENSIONS • CAR PORTS • DECKS 0410

Lic No. QBCC 1155920, NSW 209228C

Rock walls, clearing, house shed and tank pads.

5.5 TONNE EXCAVATOR, POSITRACK & TIPPER HIRE

Lic.136717c

WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIRO (lowforce) 8/9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Andrew Badman...66858553

Specialising in road repairs & driveways Augers – hole boring. All general earthworks, excavators, positrack, bobcat, roller and tipper hire.

CONCRETING & PAVING

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

STEVE BROWN EARTHMOVING

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

EXPERIENCED OPERATORS | FREE QUOTES 0432 299 283

Byron Shire Earthmoving Excavators Bobcats 13tonne tippers Roller Byron | Ballina | Tweed | Lismore Shire • Construction • Site Cuts • Auger Holes • Rockwalls • Clearing • Demolition • Landscaping • Farm Roads • Bitumen • Concrete driveways. MANY SPECIALITIES Call today for a free quote!

Ray Battersby

0438 454 096

30 years Experience

NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65hp chain trencher, mini excavator, cable locating.0402 716857

410 946

BYRON BAY BOBCAT & TIPPER HIRE Driveways, rubbish removal. Ian.......................0412 853479

Phone Boyd

sales@brianspatios.com.au

BANGALOW MINI DIGGER SERVICE Exp operator 1.8 tonne multiple attachments .....0413 878978 PRIMAL LAND SOLUTIONS 3 tonne excavator with attachments 3 tonne tipper.

All earthworks & projects ...............................................................................................0449 846152 FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600 MINI EXCAVATION HIRE with auger, experienced operator. Sth Golden Beach ............0401 633222 THE DECK DOCTOR Sanding & refinishing, cable balustrading. Free quotes. Richard ...0407 821690 CIVILTRAK Road construction, excavators, rollers, grader & truck hire ..........................0418 665905 DECK REPAIRS, BUILDING & MAINTENANCE ..........................................................0403 793834

DENTISTS

ELECTRICIANS 24 HOUR SERVICE

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

0439 624 945

AH

02 66 804 173 All Jobs Small or Large

Domestic Commercial

BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE .......................................................................66851264 MICHAEL LEACH 100 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby .............................................................66842644

Lic: 154293c

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

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

DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL

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

JAMIE 0408 809 817

BYRON ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN & DRAFTING www.beedad.com.au ...............0423 531448

licence no. 201775c

DESIGN & DRAFTING

DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE CARPARK & DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE CONCRETE EDGING

0418 156 909 Call Steven Butturini

ELECTRICAL Steve Nicholls ph: 0455 445 343 lic: EC28753

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

nichollselectrical@outlook.com

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GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

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

0458 267 777

Lic. 211410C

www.spotlessgutters.com.au

0405 922 839 or AH 6684 1778 ABN 180 623 364 42 GUTTERING & DOWNPIPES Leaf Guard. Lic 60414C. Darryl Patterson .........................0414 889453

Suffolk Park   

0414 905 900

Lic No: 143433C | ACRS Master Cabler A017916

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!

0497 413 344 • www.charlibearlawncare.com

Paola Landscapes Pty Ltd

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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

NECA Member

ALL JOBS WELCOME

Electrical • Data • TV • Solar • Level 2 •

2| '|KPHQ"GNGEVTKECNUGTXKEGUEQOCW| Lic No: 249371C

HANDYPERSONS A TO Z HANDYMAN SERVICES Tip runs, pressure cleaning, gardening, odd jobs ....Andre 66847553 or 0439 495247 A.S.A.P. All renos, carpentry, plastering, painting, studios & bathrooms .......................0405 625697 HANDY ANDY Carpentry, plastering, welding ......................................... 66884324 or 0476 600956 AWESOME REPAIRS Professional, commercial & domestic. Wayne...............................0423 218417 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 G LANZENI HANDYMAN SERVICE & property maintenance. Byron Bay ....................0412 395604 CARPENTER/BUILDER Renos, timber decks, pergolas, cabins, fencing. Tori Bergin .....0432 788394

HEALTH

COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C .......................... 0439 624945 or 66804173 RONNIE SPINKS Everything electrical. Lic 27673 .........................................................0429 802355 BYRON BAY ELECTRICAL Geoff Bensley. Lic EC 34079 ...................................................0427 857824 JP ELECTRICAL Level 2 ASP Under-g/O-head lines, Pwr poles, Solar. Lic 133082C ........0432 289705 CHRIS APPEL. Ocean Shores. Lic EC 22349.....................................................................0422 607444

• OTHER HEALTH RELATED SECTIONS IN THIS SERVICE DIRECTORY: Acupuncture, • 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

BLUE BEE ELECTRICAL 25 years experience. Lic 189508C. Call Dave ............................0429 033801 GCV ELECTRICAL Domestic, commercial, industrial. Lic No 319893C Phone Craig ........0407 991730

• • • • •

ACUPUNCTURE & COSMETIC MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne ...........................................66857366

WWW.EASTCOASTPILATES.COM.AU Judy Leane BSpSc ..............................................0408 110006

Property maintenance All Mowing jobs Landscaping Pressure cleaning Tip runs

THERAPIST & INTEGRATIVE BODYWORKER www.jessicahallock.com ......................0416 161104

HIRE

0407 065 849

FENCING

MULLUMBIMBY COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTRE 60 Stuart St...............................66841511

MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Massage, Herbs. .............................66843002

JIM LABELLE ELECTRICAL O.Shores, Mullum, Byron, Brunswick. Lic 176417C..............0415 126028 SPINKS ELECTRICAL Lic 284939C..................................................................Call Mitch 0421 843477

Chiropractic, Counselling, Dentists, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy

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

THE BYRON BAY GARDEN & LANDSCAPING COMPANY Structural Landscaping

POOLSAFE GLASS FENCING

• Paving • Stonework • Timber work • Retaining wall • Garden maintenance • Planting • Turfing • Mulching • Hedging • Lawns

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

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

0434 329 111

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

PAUL’S MOWING Lawns, edges, hedges, local & reliable. Mullum, Bruns, O.Shores ......0422 958791 A GREEN EARTH Garden restoration, maintenance, tree & rubbish removal ................0405 716552

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

LANDSCAPING

PRESTIGE ACREAGE CARE Acreage mowing specialist ...............................................0490 023964 THE BURBS MOWING All suburban mowing. Andrew .................................................0431 248888 BIO GARDENS Horticulturist for all your gardening needs. Reasonable rates ...............0413 166314

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

Free Delivery Reliable

1176 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby (just past golf course)

6684 2323 / 0418 663 983

Shaun Savage Landscapes Specialising in: • Retaining Walls • Pool Surrounds • Block Work • Paving • Turfing • Stonework

Locally Owned Est 18 years

No Rental

• Sand • Soils • Gravels • Pots & statues • Lots, lots more

Established 2008 ~ Lic No: 247282c

GAS SUPPLIERS

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

LICENCE NO:175956C ABN: 03 113 342 699

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

TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVALS 4m3 trailer..............................................................0408 210772

Email richardneylan1@bigpond.com

GARAGE DOORS

KITCHENS

LEAF IT TO US Acreage mowing specialists, all sizes ......................................................0402 487213 BEAU JARDIN We design & build beautiful gardens www.beaujardin.com.au Lic 177274C ...0417 054443 MOW JOES Lawn & property maintenance, ride-on mowing. Fully insured ..........Steve 0407 065849 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Garden Design & Property Planning. Andrew Pawsey ..........0478 519804

• Non-toxic finishes • Free quotes

Richard Neylan 0407 821 690

TWEED COAST ELECTRICAL Hot Water Specialists Lic 214073C....................................0432 728946

MULLUM.MOWING@gmail.com. Ride-on, large lawns & acreage. Ph Peter................0423 756394 D HINGED Kitchens & Joinery. Lic 283553C. www.hinged.com.au ....................... Dave 0409 843689 GUTTERS CLEANED Solar panel cleaning, all areas, free quotes, fully insured ... 66841778 or 0405 922839 ABOVEBOARD KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & ALTERATIONS Lic 80677C ...................0415 661814

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

The Floor Sander NEW AND OLD FLOORS AND DECKING

HOT WATER SYSTEMS

20 Years Experience

0405 594 288

www.brunswickvalleygas.com

6680 1575 or 0408 760 609 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

GLAZIERS

Garage Doors & Openers

SOIL MULCH

CRACKER DUST ROAD BASE

GRAVEL

FIRE WOOD

18 Lucky Lane Billinudgel Industrial Estate

landscaping supplies

0266 804555

24/7 EMERGENCY GLASS 0415 660 801

6685 8588

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

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Qualified Structural Landscaper

Lic 308722C

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

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QUALITY PAINTING SERVICES

PHYSIOTHERAPY

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

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NICK EDMOND Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

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

466 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.....................................................................................66845288 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

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wave therapy, real time ultrasound. Nigel Pitman, Ilse V Oostenbrugge, Steve Clifford.......66803499 EWINGSDALE PHYSIO Renata Tenta. Matrix Rhythm Therapy, home visits avail................66847838 PETER FARRELL Cold laser, manual therapy & exercise, Mullumbimby ..............................66843385

Painting & Decorating

Pathways, Patios, Driveways, Carparks Lic 154706C

Accredited

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION www.varendorfflandscapes.com Lic 39791 ...6845035 or 0414 842602 LEMONTREELANDSCAPES.COM.AU Liam. Lic No 277154C .........................................0423 700853 SHANE TURNER LANDSCAPES 25 years experience. Creative, reliable & affordable .0418 688171

LAUNDRY SERVICES

PICTURE FRAMING

The ďŹ nishing touch to your home

mwoplingpainting@hotmail.com

PAINTER NEIL A McINTOSH

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR â&#x20AC;˘ PLASTER REPAIRS â&#x20AC;˘ WALLPAPERING CLEAN & TIDY â&#x20AC;˘ ALWAYS ON TIME â&#x20AC;˘ ALL AREAS Mobile: 0421 938 104 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 465 Uralba Road, Uralba

AD PAINTING by John Hand. Lic 13246C ................................................ 0413 185399 or 66841249

LAUNDRY

FAST TURNAROUND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AIR BNB

BAY AREA PAINTING Lic No 289979C. Free quotes .......................................................0405 609598

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

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

â&#x20AC;˘ Self serve / service wash â&#x20AC;˘ New front loaders & dryers â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic & commercial services

ROOF PAINTING Repair, clean, repaint metal roofs from $1950. Lic 237105C ..............0414 587884

PERMACULTURE

OPEN EVERY DAY

BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel ........................66803444 MULLUM PICTURE FRAMERS Stuart St rear lane behind Mitre 10 ............................0403 734791 BYRON BAY GALLERY Framing 17 Lawson St. Byron Bay Phone Tommy ....................0414 749278

ABN 48867459605 Lic 33995C

BUSH ROCKS All sizes / mossy, can deliver. Ron ...................................... 66298208 or 0429 398208

24 years experience

QUALIFIED â&#x20AC;˘ INSURED â&#x20AC;˘ LOCAL â&#x20AC;˘ FREE QUOTES

Mob: 0409 451 518

SUBTROPICALLANDSCAPES.COM.AU 20 years exp. Lic 231789C ................................0405 122456

INSPIRING MOVEMENT Kerrie Hart Feldenkrais method, physiotherapy.....................0499 200622

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

PLASTERING

PLASTERING CONTRACTOR DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL

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

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DQQHPZDUZLFN#JPDLOFRP COL JENKINS PLASTER Gyprock, renovations, repairs. No job too small ......................0401 078733 GLENN WATERS For the finish you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see. Lic 58928C...............................................0427 908129

LAWNMOWER REPAIRS

QUALITY LOCAL PAINTER & GYPROCK REPAIRS..........................................Jarrah 0459 351942

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

PLUMBERS

LIGHTING

NEED A PLUMBER? DRAINER? GASFITTER?

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

PEST CONTROL

Chay 0429 805 081 20 YEARS LOCAL SERVICE

CREATIVE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS LOCKSMITH

Licence No. 207479C

0422 659 901

ABN 31 490 733 798 LIC 203196C

Professional Property Protection you can Trust

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

OSTEOPATHY

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

OSTEOPATHY at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre

www.sanctuarypest.com.au

02 6681 6555  Free quotes on active termites  Environmentally safe

Dr. Matthew Fourro (Osteo) Dr. Egbert Weber (Osteo)

YOUR PEST & TERMITE SPECIALISTS

60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby | 02 6626 7900

www.allpestsolutions.com.au

NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY Jodie Jacobs. Mon, Wed, Fri..............................................66857517

All Plumbing Blocked drains GasďŹ tting Solar Hot Water

0404 053 857

Lic. No. 206913C

Free Quotes

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Val Ockert & Assoc.

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

PAINTING â&#x20AC;˘ DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING INFO: When dealing with home owners, painters are required to quote a licence number only for external work valued over $5000.

BYRON BAY

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

0438 784 226 â&#x20AC;˘ 6685 4154

Lic No 189144C

ALL-WAYS PAINTING

THE PEST MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Second opinion / alternative views. 50 yrs exp .....0418 110714 BRUNSWICK BYRON PEST CONTROL................................................................................66842018 JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C................0438 668025 BILL CONNORS All plumbing/draining. Lic #1051 .................................. 66801403 or 0414 801403 BIRD SPIKES. A safe way to deter unwanted birds. Andrew .........................................0431 248888 HRH PLUMBING Providing a prompt, reliable & efficient service. Lic 220755C ............0402 652017

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

www.treefaeriefotos.com â&#x20AC;˘ 0417 427 518 North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au

MARK STRATTON All plumbing & emergency. Sewer drain camera/locator. Lic 57803C ....0419 019035 ADM PLUMBING SERVICESâ&#x20AC;Ś (NO JOB TOO SMALL)â&#x20AC;Ś Lic 234528C. ....... Call Adam 0466 992483 BLOCKED DRAINS Drain camera, no dig repairs. Drain Pipe King. Lic 237124C ...................66770004 LPC PLUMBING Plumbing, draining, gas fitting. Sth Golden Bch. Lic 289868C. Luke ....0401 633222

PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES PRINTWORKS Traditional / Digital art@mullumprintworks.com.au .................................66843633

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Service Directory REMOVALISTS

SEPTIC SYSTEMS

Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Move & More

SEWERAGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

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

FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!

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LEAPFROG REMOVALS

WINTER SPECIAL:

0408 232 066

Every 5th m2 FREE

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

NSW Lic. L10007 QLD Lic. 13395

MD TILING SOLUTIONS Wall & floor tiling, water proofing. Lic 286371C .....................0406 858290 PETEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TILING PTY LTD Wall and floor tiling, waterproofing. Lic 1186218 .................0447 327536

TREE SERVICES NORTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT

NEWT

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

SEWING & ALTERATIONS

0432 334 200 02 6680 8170

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

leapfrogremovals@yahoo.com.au

CHOPPY CHOP TREE SERVICES The Fully Insured Professionals

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

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

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Serving Northern NSW since 1998

Call us on 6679 7228

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

Eddy 0477 Karl 0423 www.shiftremovals.com.au LOCAL + INTERSTATE REMOVALS ROAD + RAIL FREIGHT CONTAINER REMOVALS + TRANSPORT

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LONG + SHORT TERM CONTAINERS FOR HIRE

0434 391 855

MAN WITH A VAN/TRUCK Reasonable rates. Phone Don ............................................0414 282813 BENNY CAN MOVE IT! .................................................................................................0402 199999

Call 1300 18 20 50 www.saegroup.com.au

TALLOW TREE SERVICES Removal, free quote & full insurance .....................................0401 208797 MARTINO TREE SERVICES ..............................................................................Martino 0435 019524 OUT ON A LIMB Tree removal, chipping, stump grinding. Free quotes .........................0402 191316 ALL PALM & TREE SERVICES Arborist, Free Quotes. Sam .............................................0428 715886

BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Now at Billinudgel. Re-covering specialists.............................66805255 BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY Soft furnishings & outdoor................................................0403 713303

VALUERS

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

WATER FILTERS

DOMESTIC â&#x20AC;˘ INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL

Licence NSW: 30715C Licence QLD: 1227049

PETER GRAY Dip Arb. AQF5. Consulting arborist ...........................................................0414 186161 BYRON TREE SERVICES Qualified, insured. Call Alex ....................................................0402 364852

VETERINARY SURGEONS

ROOFING

ROOFING

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

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

Electrical License # QLD: 72258 | NSW: 227562C

CAPE BYRON REMOVALS Local, Brisbane, Melbourne weekly. Since 1989 ..................0413 505893

MONTYS METAL

720 200 396 508

UPHOLSTERY

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The Water Filter Experts

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Patrick - 0425 256 802

SWIMMING POOLS

WWW.ZACMACTAGGARTMETALROOFING.COM.AU

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialists ......................................... 0412 161564 or 66841232

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

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

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

ATTENTION POOL OWNERS 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)

BYRON SKIPS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 2, 3, 4 & 6 m3 bins available ..............................0450 300360

6684 3003

TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 4m3 trailer................................................................0408 210772 A UTE LOAD OF STUFF .................................................................................................0408 210772 TIPPER HIRE avail for rubbish removal & tip runs. Jono................................................0412 871438

PaciďŹ c Highway, Tyagarah 6684 2351

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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

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

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SCRUBBED Tank cleaning, repairs & liner insuls. Matt & Nick ............................................66884478

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

WINDOW TINTING SUNRISE W. T. NO BUBBLES, NO TROUBLES Cars, homes & offices ..........................0412 158478

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Classifieds INDEX Annual General Meetings ..... 43 Bluesfest Accommodation ..... 44

ECHO CLASSIFIEDS – 6684 1777 CLASSIFIED AD BOOKINGS

DEADLINE TUES 12PM

Childcare............................... 43

PHONE ADS

Death Notices ........................ 45

Ads may be taken by phone on

Publication day is Wednesday, booking deadlines are the day before publication.

Businesses For Sale.............. 44

For Sale ................................. 44 Garage Sales......................... 44 Halls For Hire........................ 44 Health Notices ....................... 43 Items under $100 ................. 44 In Memoriam.......................... 45 Motor Vehicles ....................... 44 Musical Notes ........................ 45 Only Adults ............................ 45 Pets ........................................ 45 Positions Vacant .................... 44 Professional Services ............ 43 Public Notices ........................ 43 Removalists ........................... 44 Share Accommodation .......... 44 Short Term Accommodation .. 44 Social Escorts........................ 45 To Lease ................................ 44 To Let ..................................... 44 Tradework .............................. 44 Tree Services ......................... 44 Tuition .................................... 45 Wanted .................................. 44 Wanted To Rent ..................... 44 Work Wanted ......................... 45

6684 1777 AT THE ECHO HEAD OFFICE

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Ads can be lodged in person at the Mullum Echo office: LINE ADS: Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby $17.00 for the first two lines $5.00 for each extra line

EMAIL ADS

$17 for two lines is the minimum charge.

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DISPLAY ADS (with a border): $12.50 per column centimetre

Ad bookings only taken during business hours: Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm. Ads can’t be taken on the weekend. Account enquiries phone 6684 1777.

These prices include GST.

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CHILDCARE

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

PUBLIC NOTICES IYENGAR YOGA IN BYRON with Mikey Thursdays 5.30-7.30pm $20. 2/27 Brigantine St. Ph Jan 0409583977 BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE CAFE Open every Sunday for homemade jam & 1 hour before show times

WRITING FROM THE BODY A weekend of creativity and play with award winning writer, Natalie Sprite Using meditation, movement and literary tools, explore the stories only you can tell. Write from your core. Find the wilder part of yourself, let that loose on the page and see how your writing starts to sing. Byron 24 & 25 March: $185 / $155

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6685 5190 2 doors down from Aldi Shop 2a/1 Byron St CALLING FOR A WITNESS Seeking the owner of a white Toyota Hilux. You left your headlights on and witnessed an incident in the Mullum Woolworths carpark on the 16/1/18 at 5pm. Please phone 0421053359

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No concession cards required. Just come along, pick up a bag, stay for a cuppa and a chat.

DENTURES

www.wendypurdey.com.au

at The Hub Baptist Ocean Shores Cnr Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way For anyone who finds themselves in need of food assistance.

FENG SHUI & DESIGN CONSULTANT Email: lb@livingbalancedesigns.com.au

HYPNOTHERAPY, NLP & COACHING

6688 2494

(next to Target, enter via kids play area)

PROF. SERVICES

HEALTH

Osho

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

You deserve it! 6680 2630

HYPNOSIS & EFT

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

COLONICS

Offering colonic hydrotherapy, sauna and naturopathy at our beachside clinic. Call or text 0458633869 www.byronbaydetoxretreats.com.au STRESS RELIEF CLASSES $20/2hr class x 4, Mullum. 0401660073 HAWAIIAN MASSAGE Ocean Shores Michaela. 0416332886

MAEW Traditional Thai Massage

BAN THAI 10 Years Experience

The last 5 Years in Byron Bay

0478 654 405

5/93 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

TWO WINGS PSYCHOLOGY

…feel the difference

SUZANNE BOURCHIER psychologist 02 6685 5670

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

Dr David King

(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®

Between Dark and Dark a memoir; Moral Victories, the biography of chess player Savielly Tartakower; Heresy, an historical novel.

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

ALL JUST $10 EACH Available from The Echo office reception

KINESIOLOGY

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

Now at

DISCLAIMER “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver

ALOHA HEALING WITH NAOMI Strength with intuitive depth. Deep tissue & Kahuna 23yrs exp. 0417212540 BEAUTIFUL RELAXING DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE Treat Yourself. Call now 0410395368

RAILWAY PARK, BYRON BAY

Ph 0410

THAI MASSAGE With male, 1hr $50, Brunswick Heads. Ph Nui 0413710742

Flo Fenton, Senior Yoga Teacher

YOGA BASICS beginners course 6 x Mondays 5-6.30pm Starts April 9th BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Tel: 02 6685 9910 Mob: 0418 441 437 flo@intouchyogabyronbay.com intouchyogabyronbay.com

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Classifieds HEALTH continued Inherent Well Being

SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES • Cherry Picker • Wood Chipper • Stump Grinder • Tree Surgeon • Fully Insured

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

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

0488 609 774

bookings@mullumcivic.com COORABELL HALL WEDDINGS, GIGS, CLASSES 66871307 www.coorabellhall.net

TRADEWORK

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TREE SERVICES

Mulch Supplies

Byron Bay & Surrounding Areas

6687 7677 Mobile 0417 698 227

FOR SALE SCAFFOLDING Erect, hire & sales. Aluminium, steel & mobile. 0427774450

BRIDGLANDS

6684 4421 0402 364 852

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

BAMBOO PLY

LP RECORDS: good condition, no op shop crap! Ph Matt 0401955052 INEXPENSIVE MOTOR VEHICLE some repairs okay. Phone 0429489364

GARAGE SALES OCEAN SHORES - MOVING SALE 29 Yamble Dr. Sat 8-12pm

HUGE MOVING HOME SALE 16 Berrimbillah Court. Sth Golden Beach. Sat 7.30-2pm. Furn, h’hold and much more. Everything must go MULLUM 113 Left Bank Rd. Sat 8-1pm. Ikea shelving, furn, toys, craft items, heaters, mattresses & much more GARAGE SALE OF THE CENTURY Mullum, 12A Crown St, Sat 8am. Lots of goodies, low prices. All must go SUNRISE BEACH 14 Julian Rocks Dr Sat 8am. Moving sale, ladies’ clothes, shoes, jewellery, boys’ clothes, books & more

O.SHORES 24 Mia Crt, Sat 8am. Furn, clothes, household goods, bits & pieces

STARTING AT $960 Green Building Centre 0427701653 LOUNGE SUITE 2 & 3-seater, good cond, faux suede, taupe $200. 0407163828 OUTDOOR FURNITURE beds, mobile massage table, office furn. 0498194965 ANTIQUE MAHOGANY CIRCA 1865; chest of drawers, hall stand, grandfather chair & a mirror back chiffonier. $2300 the lot. Single items neg. Ph 0407227128

Supplying commercial, wood fired bakeries, pizza restaurants and residential, combustion stoves, open fires, pot belly, kindling. Various load sizes from 4’x 6’ to 4 ton tipper. PRICES STARTING FROM $95. VOLUME DISCOUNTS.

Matt 0427 172 684

A HOARDER’S SALE old auto parts & manuals (new old stock, 2nd hand), tools, new manchester, collectables, steel & timber, h/hold, toys, clothes, footwear, books, etc. Sat & Sun 7am start, 450 Hinterland Way, Knockrow MYOCUM 568 Myocum Rd, Sat 8am. Secondhand building materials, piano, furniture, books, h’hold, tools, etc Everything must go. HOUSE SOLD Downsizing everything this Sat 8–2pm 56 Rankin Dr, Bangalow.

Tip Runs & Rubbish Removal

MARKET/CATERING FOOD TRUCK Council approved, genuine buyers please. $18,500. Contact 0406746569 BIO-GARDENING BUSINESS For sale. Our regular & prosperous clientele has been built up over 11 yrs in the Byron Shire. An organic horticultural service to suit 1 or 2 people looking for a lifestyle change & part-time $35K Gross income. Price incl goodwill, a reliable & well serviced 94 Nissan Navara ute, all the tools of trade to function immediately & 2 wks training. $22K, not neg. 0459175729

FOR SALE

CONCRETE POSTS

MOTOR VEHICLES

CASH PAID FOR UNWANTED CARS Local reg’d business 66845296 or 66845403

TOYOTA HILUX twin-cab ute $3200 ono, 4WD, new alum. tray, rego June 18, 1984, 340000km, Upper Main Arm. 66845300

TREE SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE STUMP GRINDING TREE REPORTS DA APPLICATIONS CRANE HIRE CHERRY PICKER

AUTOMATIC 2006 CITROEN C3 178270KM REGO TIL 5/18 LOW KM 5DR HATCH.......SN5798 $3990 AUTOMATIC 2006 HYUNDIA ELANTRA 155452KM IDEAL 1ST CAR 6MTHS REGO INCLUDED..........................................SN0869 $5950

6687 2750 - 0401 208 797 Baby grand piano

KG-1D model. In excellent condition, always kept tuned and dust free. $7200.

Ph 0412 732 465

44 March 14, 2018 The Byron Shire Echo

2008 HYUNDAI GETZ 158683KM 5SPD MANUAL GREAT VALUE 6MTHS REGO INCLUDED.....................................SN5636 $5495 AUTOMATIC 2004 MITSUBISHI MAGNA WAGON 152639KM 6MTHS REGO INCLUDED.....SN7900 $5495

AUTOMATIC 2005 MITSUBISHI GRANDIS 7 SEATER LUXURY FAMILY VAN 6MTHS REGO INCLUDED.....................................SN0957 $6990 2005 NISSAN NAVARA ST-X AUTOMATIC 4X4 DUALCAB LOGBOOK HISTORY...SN2965 $10990

BARGAINS

ballinacarcentre.com.au

16 ENDEAVOUR CLOSE, BALLINA

Ballina Car Centre

DLN 19950

6686 5586 / 0418 676 274

FEDERAL VILLAGE 3br cottage, 6 month lease $500pw + exp. 0427795428 SPECTACULAR VIEWS Newly built 4br, 4 ens, 2 living areas, kitchen, wet bar, lge deck, on acreage in Mullum $1000pw. Available mid March. Long term rental, pets OK. 0421738352 Find us on FB: CHINCOGAN LOOKOUT SUFFOLK PARK Brandon St, cosy self cont studio, bath, bed, kitchen, own garden, close to beach, long term tenant required $425pw. 0410685904 SUFFOLK PARK 200m Tallow Beach, modern 1br studio, kitchen, fridge, microwave, wash mach, timber floors, aircon, f-f, 6 mth lease. $350pw, pref sgle. Call Len 0401898176. Avail 7 April SECURE STORAGE BANGALOW Brand new storage sheds 66871500

ETHICAL BABY STORE

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

See our details in Echo Property section

BYRON SELF-STORAGE UNITS Clean & secure. Ph 1300762618

BYRON 2br, 2 bthrm apartment avail in beautiful complex. Fully-furn, backyard, LUG, pool/bbq area, free WiFi, no pets. Avail from April 5th for a 6 month lease. $600pw. Email: info@byronlakeside.com BYRON 3br, 2 bthrm apartment in nice quiet complex. Fully-furn, courtyard, LUG, pool/BBQ area, free WiFi, no pets. Avail from March 16th for a 12 month lease. $780pw. Email: info@byronlakeside.com BYRON 3br, 2 bthrm apartment in beautiful complex. Fully-furn, big yard, DLUG, pool/BBQ area, free WiFi, no pets. Avail from May 18th for a 4 month lease. $750pw. Email: info@byronlakeside.com

WANTED TO RENT QUIET sgle man, n/d, n/s, semi-retired handyman, carer, carpenter. Needs basic, rustic, rural, perm accom. Can housesit. Refs avail. Ph 0429407047

TO LEASE 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

REMOVALISTS

LOCAL REMOVAL

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

SHED DLUG 2x ROLLER DOORS Cement floors, easy access, Mullum. Available now for storage only $70pw Phone 0401839406

BIG & SMALL REMOVAL JOBS Local, affordable, reliable & quick Ph 66845510 or 0402199999

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

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

LITTLE GREEN TRUCK.com.au

Ute & Driver from $30

• DELIVERIES • SMALL MOVES • TIP RUNS 0415 194 654

northernrivers@littlegreentruck.com.au

SHORT TERM ACCOM. MULLUM mature woman/couple, catlover to caretake/rent fully-furn house, green surrounds, 18 April to mid October, pref no kids/pets, n/s, $300pw plus bills, incl WiFi. Ph Chris 66842675 POSSUM CREEK 1-2br furn cottage, avail 7 April - 7 Aug $350pw. 66871774

BLUESFEST ACCOM. BYRON 2br air conditioned unit. $7000. 4 nights over Bluesfest. 2hr bike ride to festival site. BYO blow up bed, sheets, porta potty, water, cooking equipment & generator. Email: gotcha@echo.net.au

STORAGE From $105/mth. Bangalow. Ph 66872833 BYRON furn 2br apt, pool, avail April to October. $450pw. Ph 0439727334 SEMI S-C granny flat. 5 mins walk from Mullum. Working person pref. Avail early April. Refs required. 0418827524 MULLUM Exceptional tenants for garden paradise. 2br+ home office, expansive decks, modern kitchen, open plan living, part furn, walk to farmers market. Female owner lives in studio on premises. Ideally suit professional couple or small family. $590pw incl power & water. 0402230449 30 MIN DRIVE TO BYRON 4br, 2 bthrm, DLUG, newly renovated country home. 30 min Tweed, private, large fenced yard suit dog. $550pw. Text 0418718745 CLUNES huge brick 3br, LUG, open plan, downstairs studio. In village, quiet, leafy $550pw + bills, avail 22/3. 0472916488 MULLUM 1br furn funky cabin, courtyard, parking, pool, walk to town, very priv, $360pw incl elect, WiFi, avail 4/4, only sgl workers please. Msg on 0413100067

Bangalow Property Management Free Honest Appraisals BRUNSWICK HEADS 1 bed, 1 bath $650pw

0408 210 772

Tallow

Nick Andrews 0439 849 332

WANTED

COMPOST TOILETS

6684 9137 • 0427 347 380

TREE PRUNING • TREE SURGERY / REMOVALS • QUALIFIED ARBORISTS 12” CHIPPER • STUMP GRINDING • CHERRY PICKER • FULLY INSURED

TIMBER DOUBLE BED BASE & mattress $99. Mullum. Ph 0407163828

MOVING SALE Rain or shine, all must go. Furniture, fridge, mower, hedge trimmer, art, clothes, plants, jewellery etc. 5 Glendale Cres, O.Shores, Sat/Sun 8-2

Kings Creek, Mullumbimby Mark 0427 490 038 | Karen 0427 804 284

FREE QUOTES

BANGALOW SELF-STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333

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

Fully insured • Free quotes

• • • • •

FOOD STALL PAELLA well-established business in the Byron Shire. Permanent sites at Byron, Bangalow & Channon markets. $80,000 ono. Ph 0401617780

O.SHORES 5 Inderwong Ave. Sat 7.30-1. Huge combined sale. Don’t miss it

• Palings • Posts • Hardwood poles • Sleepers • Molasses • Firewood • Tomato stakes • Cane Mulch

REMOVALS PALMS TREE SURGERY FREE QUOTES FULLY INSURED

FREE TODDLER BED near new mattress incl sheets. Pick up only. Ph 0402244554

MIELE WASHERS

TREE SERVICES

• • • • •

TO LET

MOVING SALE 114 Shara Blvd, Ocean Shores. Sat 8am. Most items $1-$5

NICK HART

• Affordable tree services • Professional tree care • 18" chipper (crane truck)

BUSINESS FOR SALE

Buy and sell good quality used furniture Ph 66842511

FIREWOOD DELIVERIES ALL YEAR ROUND • FULLY INSURED • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE • FREE QUOTES

ITEMS UNDER $100

POSITIONS VACANT EXPERIENCED BARISTA Mullumbimby cafe. Locals only, must be avail Wed and Thurs. Email info@otheritalianjoint.com SCAFFOLD TEAM wanted in Northern Rivers to do labour. 0427774450

CARING FOR PEOPLE COORDINATOR Voluntary 15hrs pw. Particularly suited to ‘over 55’ Centrelink recipient. Kind but firm, with admin and basic computer skills. Position description available. Call Jeannette 0412 322 255

Registered Nurse for general practice. Negotiable hours. Immunisation, wound management, cannulation, ECG, Spiro, ear syringe etc. Please send resume to:  admin@meadowsmedical.com.au

BYRON BAY Studio apartment $420pw EVERYONE READS The Byron Shire Echo www.echo.net.au MULLUM CENTRAL 29/3 - 2/4. Dble room, own entry, share kitchen & bthrm. Suit sgle or cple. 0418824524 BEDSIT self-cont, Mullum, suit cpl, mins from festival site, $180pn. 0407163828

SHARE ACCOM. O.SHORES large room avail in awesome home, large established quiet block. Share with 45yo male (part owner) working f-time. 6yo 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 BRUNS large room with ensuite avail for working person $180pw. 0403497273 STH GOLDEN BEACH 2brs, semi selfcont, pretty house, nice gardens, close to beach $400pw incl WiFi. Short-term avail (neg) 0490468477 BRUNS HEADS furnished room. Large garden. $200pw. Plus dbl room avail 1st May – 31 Oct $260pw. Ph 0415238408 SUNRISE room, share with great flatmates, $200pw + bond, incl bills. Walk to IGA/beach. Ph 0405463663

CLUNES 2 bed, 1 bath $520pw CORNDALE 2 bed, 1 bath $490pw NASHUA 3 bed, 1 bath $550pw eldersbangalow.com.au

Shop 3, 5 Lismore Road, Bangalow 02 6687 1500

Ocean Shores 3 br 2 bth $575 3 br 2 bth $640 Mullumbimby 3br 2 bth $580 Brunswick Heads 2br 1bth $440 3br 1bth $480 3br 1bth $620 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

Experienced Surf Instructors needed for Surf School in Byron Bay. Casual position with regular hours. Must hold a minimum Level 1 Qualification with Surfing Australia or ISA/ First Aid Certificate/ Minimum LR Drivers licence/ experience as a head coach/ avail weekends. Please send your resume to: info@stokedsurfschool.com.au

GoByron Drivers Wanted Choose your own hours Earn great money Be your own boss Full training provided

Email: info@gobyron.com.au Phone: 6620 9200

Byron Shire Echo archives: www.echo.net.au/byron-echo


Classifieds APPRENTICE GREENKEEPER

Courses starting soon... Wed 21st March â&#x20AC;˘ Excel Essentials â&#x20AC;˘ Plant Based Desserts

Thu 22nd March

â&#x20AC;˘ S'graffitto Drawing â&#x20AC;˘ Watercolour In Black And White â&#x20AC;˘ Weaving Introduction

Sun 25th March â&#x20AC;˘ iPad Skills â&#x20AC;˘ BrainGym (r) Introduction â&#x20AC;˘ Vegetables - Integrated Organic Production Fri 23rd March â&#x20AC;˘ Photography Masterclass â&#x20AC;˘ Accidental Counsellor FULL Sat 24th March â&#x20AC;˘ Trees and Perennial Crops - Creating Food Forests â&#x20AC;˘ Leadlighting

Limited places - donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out! 02 6684 3374

byroncollege.org.au

SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER

Byron Life Magazine is seeking a Sales Account Manager to take charge of a monthly sales budget and assist in the growth of our publication. The ideal candidate would be a sales super-star, with passion and drive for the Byron community. If you are someone who is motivated to hit targets and passionate about print media, then we want to hear from you! What you need: â&#x20AC;˘ Sales, advertising or â&#x20AC;˘ Can work unsupervised hospitality experience and under pressure preferred â&#x20AC;˘ Willing to travel â&#x20AC;˘ Exceptional â&#x20AC;˘ Open driver licence and communication skills reliable vehicle â&#x20AC;˘ A positive can-do attitude â&#x20AC;˘ Laptop/Computer â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to meet monthly Applications close on targets and deadlines Monday 19th March.

Ocean Shores Country Club is seeking a 1st year Apprentice Greenkeeper to become a full time member of its maintenance WHDPIRUWKHLUPDJQLË&#x2030;FHQWKROH&KDPSLRQVKLS*ROI&RXUVH 2 bowling greens and surrounds. 3OHDVHGLUHFWDOODSSOLFDWLRQVRUHQTXLULHVWRWKH6XSHULQWHQGHQW super@oceanshorescc.com.au2UDQD5RDG2FHDQ6KRUHV16: Applications close March 23, 2018, 5pm. 3OHDVH1RWH2QO\VKRUWOLVWHG candidates will be contacted. WINDOW CLEANER exp with an eye for detail and good work ethic, min 2 years window cleaning exp. Start now. 25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;35 hrs/pw. accounts@reachnclean.com 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 CHEF REQUIRED for busy Byron Bay restaurant. Approx 40 hrs pw. Please call Morris 0427015699 before midday CHEMISTRY TUTOR wanted for year 12 student, Byron. Ph Angela 0400300881 DANCE STUDIO REQUIRES a jazz contemporary teacher. Ph 0412996975

TUITION FRENCH â&#x20AC;˘ ITALIAN â&#x20AC;˘ GERMAN Eva 0403224842 www.languagetuitionbyron.com.au SPANISH PRIVATE CLASSES For beginners, advanced & children. Native speaker, HSC. Pia 0434485584 PIANO LESSONS on grand piano at Ocean Shores or can travel. All ages welcome, Beginner to Advanced. Fiona 0478603595 BA (Hons) Cert of Education MATHEMATICS TUTOR QualiďŹ ed teacher with 30 yrs experience grades 3 to 10. Ph John 0452260595 MATHS TUITION All levels to HSC. Current teacher. Ph Andrew 0413294982

rachael@byronlifemag.com

267 373

Practice Manager We have a dynamic opportunity for a Practice Manager to join our long established and highly regarded General Practice in the beautiful Byron Shire. The practice is an independently owned local institution and prides itself in creating a positive and rewarding workplace. The position involves management of a busy General Practice, a team of up to 7 administrators, 9 doctors and 5 nursing staff to streamline and expand the practiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capabilities. The position will include: 1. Monitoring, reporting and driving business performance. 2. Development and implementation of initiatives to improve business performance. 3. Managing cash flow, the billing processes, Medicare, debt collection etc with the support of an off-site accounting service. 4. HR requirements including recruitment, induction and performance reviews. 5. Liaison with external providers of insurance, accounting services, IT services etc. 6 Leadership ability to manage a team of clinicians and administrators.  Who you are and what you have: 1. Excellent time management, organisational skills, multi-tasking and prioritisation skills. 2. Enthusiastic and professional demeanour. 3. Medical Director, PracSoft and basic IT and networking troubleshooting skills. 4. Experience in a similar role, previous medical practice experience is desired but not essential.

We invite your interest to be forwarded in writing to: admin@meadowsmedical.com.au

GREAT RANGE OF BOOTS, SHORTS, SOX, SHIN PADS.

WORK WANTED

MUSICAL NOTES

HATE IRONING?

PIANO TUNING

Want more free time? Ironing service. Suffolk Park $30/hr. Angela 0414719680

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

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

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

A private service will be held this Thursday. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Our family would also like to extend a huge thank you to Wendy and all of the wonderful staff at Byron Aged Care for the excellent love and care they have shown to May over the past 7 years. -Â&#x2026;iÂ?Â&#x153;Ă&#x203A;i`Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;wÂ&#x2DC;>Â?Ă&#x17E;i>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Â?Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} there and we are truly grateful and cannot thank you enough.

PETS

124 DALLEY STREET, MULLUM OPEN: Tues 2.30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4.30pm THURS: 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm SAT: 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 noon Call AWL 6684 4070 Like us on Facebook!

ALL TYPES BUILDING WORK Blocklaying & bricklaying Lic 60801C Paul 0423852559 WORDPRESS SETUP/TRAIN/MAINT Reas rates info@wordpressit.com.au MATURE LOCAL FAMILY MAN seeking work. 1 or 2 days pw. Skills include: I.T. Community Services. People Skills. Events. Driving. Manual Work. Flexibility. Excellent resume. All offers considered. Please call Kol 0423648540

Reuben Barkley. 0411689604 www.barkleypianotuner.com Second generation family trade QUALITY PIANOS for sale, and expert piano tuning. Ph Fred Cole 0412216019

MONTHLY MARKETS 1st SAT Bruns Heads

6628 4495

1st SUN Byron Bay 6685 6807 1st SUN Lismore Car Boot 6628 7333 2nd SAT Flea, Byron YAC 0490 026 840 2nd SAT Woodburn 0439 489 631 2nd SUN 2nd SUN 2nd SUN 2nd SUN 2nd SUN

The Channon 6688 6433 Lennox Head 0419 369 609 Alstonville 6628 1568 Tabulum Hall 0490 329 159 Coolangatta

3rd SAT Mullumbimby 6684 3370 3rd SAT Murwillumbah 0413 804 024 3rd SUN Uki 0487 329 150 3rd SUN Lismore Car Boot 6628 7333 3rd SUN Ballina 6687 4328 4th SAT Evans Head

0439 489 631

4th SUN Bangalow 6687 1911 4th SUN Nimbin 0458 506 000 4th SUN Murwillumbah 0422 565 168 4th SUN (in a 5 Sunday month) Coolangatta 5th SUN Lennox Head 0419 369 609 5th SUN Nimbin 0458 506 000 SATURDAYS Byron Artisan Market 4-9pm 6685 6807

FARMERS MARKETS Each TUE New Brighton Each TUE Organic Lismore Each WED 7-11am Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bah Each WED 3-6pm Nimbin Each THU 8-11am Byron Each FRI 7-11am Mullum Each SAT 8-11am Bangalow Each SAT 8am-1pm Uki Each SAT 8.30-11am Lismore

6677 1345 6628 1084 6684 7834 6689 1512 6687 1137 6677 1345 6687 1137 6679 5530 0466 415 172

EXQUISITE Be impressed with my hot body and warm hands. Tweed area. 0438573677

Bruno is a 6 month old desexed male Ridgeback X. He is a handsome, laid-back boy, loves his creature comforts and will make a loyal, affectionate companion. If you can give Bruno a permanent, loving home please contact Pam on 0421 017 461. Visit friendsofthepound.com to view other dogs and cats looking for a home.

SEXIEST MASSAGE IN BYRON BAY Truly gorgeous goddess! 0490466413 www.tantrabyronbay.com Exquisite tantra massage & tuition for men, women & couples. 0425347477 SMOKINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; AFRO LATINA Deep Tissue Exotic Massage. Wed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fri only. 0407013347

SOCIAL ESCORTS LEAH 28, pretty, size 10, adventurous. Leyla is back, sexy stunning brunette. Bonnie 22, size 10, stunning, D natural bust. Victoria 23, size 8 busty Italian beauty. Brittany 40, size 8, natural E bust, classy cougar. Samantha 24 dancer body. Stacey red head size 8, hot legs, Tash 21, size 6, busty brunette. Mia 18, blonde stunner. Spoil yourself. In & out. 7 days. Ladies always wanted. 66816038

FRED

DELANEY 22.6.30 - 26.3.17

Remembered with love and honour, by Raylee and Delvene, and their families.

Cawi is looking for Foster Carers CAWI couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 ďŹ nd a suitable foster home before it can take a dog in, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

ONLY ADULTS

IN MEMORIAM

Gentle, caring, strong and wise, our darling Dad with sparkling eyes, passed to the Light, one year today... In our hearts heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever stay.

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Northern rivers prostate cancer support group meeting Monday, 19 March 10am till 12 noon, Alstonville Bowling Club, Deegan Drive, Alstonville. We invite men who have had or are newly diagnosed to join. Meetings held third Monday of each month. Partners or carers welcome. Enquiries Gordon 6684 1137 or 0415 664 649.

U3A Ballina/Byron. Enjoy a wonderful music-appreciation session with Gertie and Rossini on March 20 at 10am in the meeting room of the RSL, Mullumbimby. All welcome. Enquiries 6680 7350.

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Mullumbimby market Mullumbimby Community Market is on this Saturday 8am till 2pm on the corner of Stuart and Myocum Streets, Mullumbimby. Cliff Fletcher playing live. No Dogs.

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

Friends of Libraries Byron Shire next meeting on Wednesday, 21 March at 10am at the Brunswick Heads Bowls Club. New members and library users from Brunswick Heads welcome for a discussion on the Brunswick Heads library.

U3A BV U3A Brunswick Valley Tuesday Forum 20 March 10am–12, Uniting Church Hall, Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads. Games morning. Visitors and potential new members very welcome. Ring 6685 1732.

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BV cancer action group The Brunswick Valley Cancer Action Group are meeting at the Uniting Church Mullumbimby on Thursday, 15 March at 1.30pm to organise Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. All welcome to attend.

AA convention Mullumbimby Civic Centre, March 23–25. Registration open. Email byronshireaaevents@gmail.com or text 0423 958 466.

Mullum Madness screens The postponed screenings of the Sharon Shostak documentaries are rescheduled to Friday 16 March at the Drill Hall Mullumbimby. Mullumbimby’s Madness – the Legacy of the Hippies is at 5pm and Mullumbimby’s Magic – The Culture of the 70s–80s Part 1 is at 7.30pm. Doors open an hour before. Community Gardens selling food and drinks. Tickets $15, $10 concession per screening. Tickets transferable from February screenings.

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half price. Lots of summer and winter clothing to clear as well as manchester, books, toys and more.

OS Garden Club AGM The Ocean Shores and District Garden Club AGM Monday, 19 March at The Hub Church next to Target. New members welcome. Phone Claire on 6680 3707.

BB Hospital Auxiliary Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary meeting to be held at Byron Central Hospital, 54 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale, on Monday, 19 March at 1pm. Members and new members are encouraged to attend. Enquiries 6685 3162.

Art competition The Ocean Shores Country Club Art Competition/Exhibition. Gala Opening Thursday May 17, 6.30pm at the Ocean Shores Country Club. Three categories: Acrylics/Oils, Watercolour, and Drawing/ Pastel will be judged. Entry forms available online www.oceanshorescc. com.au. Entries must be received by 4 May – no late entries accepted. Contact Marilyn 6680 4907.

Byron Sophia Byron Sophia Philosophical Group: Author James Cowan invites us to sit and listen to what was a troubadour’s presentation to the villagers he visited. Thursday 15 March, 1.30–3.30pm, at Marvell Hall, Marvell St, Byron Bay. Info: Celia 6684 3623. 9.30am every Tuesday next to Heritage Park, Mullumbimby, for social tennis, fun and friendship. Info: Barbara 6684 8058.

Byron Harmony Day Call out for performers, stallholders and volunteers. Byron Harmony Day is moving to Mullum this year for the first time and we are calling out to all Mullum and Byron locals to get involved. Book a stall, perform, hold workshops or volunteer to help coordinate. Come and join us every Friday 11am at Byron YAC to help plan this amazing festival. Call 0405 463 663.

Cryptic Crossword Club Any cryptic crosswords tragics out there – beginners or advanced – if you’d like to share your obsession with others and get together once a week at Marvell Hall as part of the new Seniors’ activities, please ring Christine 0407 857 991. As a team we might be able to conquer DA!

Cancer Support Group The Byron Bay General Cancer Support Group is looking for new participants to restart the group early this year. The aim of the group is to provide a safe, supportive and friendly environment for people with cancer to discuss how they are feeling. For more information contact Ken: 0411 233 755, David: 0428 187 025, or email david@davidyoung.com.au, kenconnell46@gmail.com.

AGM Mullum Ag Show The Annual General Meeting of the Mullumbimby Agricultural Show Society, 7pm Wednesday 21 March

netdaily.net.au at Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club auditorium. All financial members are welcome to attend and vote. Membership available from 6.50pm. All positions will be vacant. Information on Facebook page or email secretary@ mullumbimbyshow.org.au.

Library book fair Friends of Libraries Byron Shire are now wanting books for their annual Book Fair, to be held in 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.

Breastfeeding Support Stepping Out with My Baby – Easter holidays, family outings, weddings. Some tips for easy travel. Thursday 15 March, 9.30–11.30am St John’s Hall, Murwillumbah Road, Mullumbimby. All welcome. Enquiries: Jan 0431 477 445.

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

Indonesian Conversation Klub Ngobrol, Indonesian conversation club to practise Indonesian and learn about Indonesian culture meeting this Friday 16 March, 5.30–7.30pm and every 3rd Friday at Byron Services Club. Ph 0405 463 663. 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 Breast Cancer Support Group meets every 3rd Wednesday 12–2pm at NSW Cancer Council rooms 8/130 Jonson St, Byron Bay. Anyone experiencing/ ed breast and gynaecological cancers is most welcome to attend. Enquiries Linda 0413 668 828.

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 Wednesday 7.30am, Byron Bay Surf Club. Call 0478 061 479 to speak to a local member or visit www.crystalmeth.org.au.

Neighbourhood Centre

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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.

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.

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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.

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The Mullum junior chess club meets after school until 4.45pm Tuesdays in room F4 at Mullumbimby High School. All ages, all standards, encouragement and professional coaching. Ph Mike 6684 6281.

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

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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.

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.

Museums 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 Monday–Friday 10am–3pm. Corner Ashton & Deacon Streets Bangalow. Available for event hire and welcomes all groups and visitors. Phone 6687 2183.

Uniting Church Op Shop, Dalley St, Mullumbimby – open each Saturday 8am–12 noon. Byron Bay Anglican Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–1pm. Volunteers needed. Enq Jeni: 6685 7816 or 0439 344 281. Mullumbimby Anglican Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–4.15pm, Saturday 9am–12.15pm. Volunteers needed, enq to shop 6684 4718. Mullumbimby Seventh-Day Adventist Op Shop opens Monday – Thursday 10am–3.30pm, Friday 9am – 2pm and third Sunday of the month 10am–2pm. Companion Animals Welfare Inc (CAWI) op shop Brunswick Heads (next to supermarket) open Mon– Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 9am–2pm. Kenya op shop, closing sale, 1 River Terrace (behind post office), Mullumbimby – open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4pm.

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.

Rainbow Dragons 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.

Repair Cafe Mullumbimby’s Repair Cafe at the Mullumbimby campus of Byron Community College in Burringbar Street on Saturdays 9am till 12 noon. Volunteers will be there to help you fix things that might otherwise end up in the tip, or to advise how it might be done.

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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

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

CWA Bangalow Interested women are welcome Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am–1pm and the second Monday evening of each month 5–7pm in the Bangalow CWA rooms for craft and friendship. Rooms are open daily Monday–Saturday 9am–noon.

At the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre. Friday mornings, weekly, baby massage classes for expectant and new parents and carers. Gold coin contribution. Bookings essential. Linda 0411 985 557

End-of-life choices Voluntary euthanasia options are discussed at meetings held quarterly at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. More information on www.exitinternational. net or phone Elaine 07 5580 8215 or 0421 796 713.

Labyrinth Walk Walk the Labyrinth at Byron Bay Uniting Church 1st Sunday of the month (April 2018 2nd Sunday) between 2.30 and 4pm. Introductory talk at 2pm. Info: Lauall Greer 0438 608 776.

Toastmasters Byron Cavanbah Toastmasters coaching in communication and selfdevelopment 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. Call Megan 0424 002 636 or Bruce 0418 515 991.

Emerge Australia 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/. Computer Club.

Seniors computer club Byron Shire seniors computer club invites interested seniors to come to learn how to use your photos creatively. Meets at Ocean Shores Community Centre, Wednesdays 1–3pm during school terms. For more information phone Gloria on 0428 845 339.

French Conversation Alliance Française – French Conversation in Lismore. Café Conversation every Thursday at Miss Lizzie’s, Woodlark St, Lismore, 5–6pm. Come and listen to or speak French. For more info: afnorthcoast.org.au.

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Nippers haul home Major pairs decided at Shores United kick off medals from state titles Mullumbimby with a big win

Leigh Rickert and Richie Northcott were well deserving 2018 major pairs champions at Mullum. Photo supplied Michael Burke

Going for gold: Beach flag winner Percy Walker from the Lennox-Head Alstonville SLSC. Photo Stephen Chu

Lennox Head nippers won four medals at the 2018 NSW Age Surf Life Saving Championships held at Lake Macquarie ten days ago. The medal haul is being hailed as one of the best ever performances by the club. ‘We’ve actually excelled at this carnival. I would say this has been our best ever State Titles. We’ve had numerous medals in the water and beach, both individual and teams, so we’ve smashed it,’ said Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC junior activities coordinator Sam Miller. ‘We’re only a small team of 19 competitors but everyone was so excited to be here,’ he said. Niamh Sharpe is again a state champion after winning the U/11 female board race, defending the title she claimed last season, while Percy Walker was also a gold medal winner in his first

ever attempt at the U/9 male beach flags. Rounding off the medals for the club was Maalik Moston, who took silver in the U/12 board race, and bronze in the ironman. Fresh from successfully defending its Country Championship title last month, competitors from Cudgen Headland SLSC also has a good weekend. The club finished 14th overall and left Lake Macquarie with nine medals in their possession. Rising star Lily O’Sullivan capped off her Nippers career with a sensational performance, earning individual gold medals in the U/14 board race, ironwoman, and surf race events before adding further wins in the board relay and board rescue alongside teammate Olissa Onley. Onley won two silver medals in her own right.

Leigh Rickert and Richie Northcott have taken out the Mullumbimby Bowling Club’s 2018 major pairs with a 25–16 win over Ross Graham and Ben Leeson. The game was a nip-andtuck affair up until the 16th end with tight heads and only one or two shots separating the teams. The 17th end, however, saw Rickert and Northcott claim six shots and they went on to take the 2018 title by nine shots in an excellent display of bowling. In the pairs played on March 3, Geoff Flick and Larry Henry defeated Michael Burke and Sharon Thomas 25–14; while in the triples Mike Nicholls, Brett Luker

and Jeff Morgan beat Clint Marsh, Terry Fenwick and Jean-Claude Canabou 30–14. The first round of the 2018 Coopers Brewing Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club Autumn Corporate Bowls was played on the preceding Friday night in ideal conditions. In division one KRP is the early leader on 22; followed by Dunno 19.5; Toads At Leisure and Brett Donnelly Plastering 18; In Line Carpentry and Ken Ryan Plastering 15; Can’t Nail Us Down 12.5; Team Sassy and Mr Plug 9. In division A, Ocean Shore Skips lead with 19; followed by The Hedgetrimmers and AvoGo 18; Stay True 17.5; Unco-Operatives and Five Blind Mice 14; High Rollers 13.5; Sack Bar and Grill 10; and Team Cobbers 9.

Disabled surfers at Byron The Disabled Surfers Association is having a gathering at Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay this Saturday March 17. Volunteers, surfers or nonsurfers, experienced or first timers, are welcome to help.

The aim is to take disabled participants of all ages and disabilities surfing in a fun and safe environment. Bring swimmers and a towel. Volunteers are required from 9am for sign-on.

Lennox Head surfers recognised at awards as new members boost All Girl Surfriders Crystal Cylinders

Lennox Head locals Mikey McDonagh and Craig Parry were finalists at the 2018 Australian Surfing Awards held on the Gold Coast last week. McDonagh was a finalist in the Male Rising Star award and Parry was a finalist in the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year category. McDonagh was also the best of our locals at the WSL QS1000 Vissla Central Coast Pro held at Avoca Beach. He finished in equal 17th with Byron Bay’s Kyuss King and Lennox Head’s Zac Condon finishing equal 33rd.

All girls The All Girls Surfriders club held their first competition round for 2018 at Len-

An influx of beginners boosted this year’s All Girls Surfriders. Photo Supplied

nox Beach and president Jane Collins said there was a great turnout to kick off the club’s 27th year. ‘We have had a substantial rise in numbers this year with noticeable increases in our senior beginner, junior beginner and junior intermediate divisions. ‘We are also running a social division this year called Soul Surfers. This divi-

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sion swaps boards each club round, giving the surfers the opportunity to have some fun surfing with different equipment. ‘It was really great to see everyone surfing confidently, judging and supporting one another throughout the day. We are looking forward to our next contest which will be held on Sunday March 25. Jane said.

Results • Junior Beginner: Keke Brain • Junior Intermediate: Poppy Hand • Senior Beginner: Jenna Harper • Senior Intermediate: Sylvie Hoarau • Longboards: Maz Pentecost • Soul Surfers: Marika Iilc

Solid defence from Harto, Glenn, Dan and Theo kept Kyogle scoreless and set up a big win. Photo supplied Marc Patton

The Shores United ANZAC Cup B team got their season off to a great start with a 6–0 win over Kyogle two weeks ago. After a patchy start the Shores boys quickly gathered the ascendancy and began to dominate playing at home in New Brighton in clear conditions Shores really controlled the midfield and began to deliver some quality ball forward. Kyogle scrambled well but as the match wore on, big gaps in their defence opened up. The Shores boys missed a number of chances early on, but when a vintage special

from Benny free-curled into the top corner, it was the beginning of the end for Kyogle. The Shores defence allowed nothing all afternoon while frontman Eli was rampant. In the end, two goals each from Ben and Eli, one to Louie and a welcome home score from Teddy that raised the roof, served up a cracker start for Shores in the ANZAC Cup opener. Shores were too good, running out winners 6–0. There’s still plenty of time to register to play for Shores United in both seniors and juniors. Go to www.shoresunited.com.au and follow the prompts.

Twilight cricketers battle for the finals this Sunday The penultimate round of the Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket only suffered one wash-out last week but did see the mighty Bowlo go down to Rip Starters. Beezo knocked up 32 and Greeny hit 30 for a solid start to the game then Sat took 2/3 against the premiers to secure the win for Rip Starters, last season’s most improved side. The Bowlo are still on top with the last round being played this week. The contest is the tightest for a few years and this week’s games will determine the other three finalists with Town and Country Surfboards looking likely. Last Tuesday the Paul Munn Designs match against the Kronics was washed out so one point each to them. On Wednesday the Rugby Club overcame the Hot Bread Loafers with Betts hitting 31 for the footballers while Greg T got 30 for the Bakers.

On Thursday Tom and Lachie hit 30 each for T and C in their win over Paul Munn Designs despite solid thirtie from James and Nashy. Friday’s match saw Eureka Grass defeat Thomas, Noble and Russell with Sam hitting 27 and James taking 2/2 for the Grassies. Bowlo have 26 points on the table followed by T and C (23). Then PMD, Eureka and Rip Starters all sit on 21. The Rugby Club and PMD have 20 with TNR on 19.

Grade cricket Wet weather washed out the last round of Byron Bay grade cricket on Saturday. The Cellars third grade ended their season with one win. The Byron Bay L J Hooker second-grade team secured fourth place on the ladder and are set to play Lennox Head (ladder leaders) in the semifinals this Saturday.

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A Hong Kong-based private investor recognising ‘the tremendous growth potential in one of Australia’s most popular beach resorts and the limited retail space available’ has snapped up a commercial CBD property for $6.48 million. The 17 Lawson Street building has a rental income return of $465,000, say the realtors who sold it. Perhaps the new owners could set an example for other commercial landlords in the town and install a decent solar panel array? QQQQ

The redeveloped Byron Bay YHA, located at 7 Carlyle Street, is soon to re-open mid-March, and will include the unveiling of three masterpieces by renowned Australian artists. Works by local artist Robert Moore, Sydney-based Mulga and Mal Sutherland’s vintage snap of 1960s surfer Horrie Budd will be on display. QQQQ

New paintings by artist Matthew Sansom will be exhibited for five days from March 23 at a shop he has hired at 3 Marvell Street, Byron Bay. His imagery includes landscapes with ‘some of the region’s unique birdlife and habitat.’ Opening night Friday starts from 6pm. For more info visit www.mattsansom.com. QQQQ

New signage for parking time limits in Mullumbimby are about to be installed, say Council, with work expected to begin this week. The aim is to increase the turnover of parking spaces, improve safety and the flow of traffic. According to the map, places where there are no time limits include the western end of Tincogan and Burringbar Streets and the southern ends of Dalley and Station Streets.

A reminder of the insanity of splitting the atom was held at last Sunday’s Channon Market, where activists gathered to remember the Fukushima nuclear disaster seven years on. Why is there no action? Perhaps it’s partly because Japanese media are gagged from investigating anything – let alone perhaps the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. The protest was led by Japanese anti-nuclear activist Toshiko Okada – her group are fighting to promote a Japanese version of Chernobyl Law to ‘Protect all people in our country, especially future generations from ongoing critical nuclear issues and future nuclear disasters.’ Photo Kim Maree

Council’s carpark remains untimed, as does the area behind Council’s HQ on Prince Street. QQQQ

‘Nearly 3,000 people have shared ideas, provided feedback and had their say to help shape Council’s draft Community Strategic Plan’, staff say. Acting general manager Mark Arnold says, ‘We heard overwhelmingly that your priorities include improving infrastructure, managing growth and change and balancing benefits and impacts of tourism. We also heard that we should focus on embracing community-led decision making, continuing to protect the natural environment, addressing housing affordability, supporting arts and cultural programs, improving transport and connecting the community.’ There is still time to have your say at  yoursaybyronshire.com.au. Our Byron Our Future is on public exhibition until March 30.

keeping your recycling as clean as possible and not putting anything into your recycling bin that cannot be recycled.

Attention people of Burringbar and surrounding areas...

Tuesday 27th 5:30am I have woken up to my two dogs missing… Description of dogs: Dog #1 is Female 9 month old puppy, light Tan with a big white chest and socks, with a white spot on back of her neck... Dog #2 Female 4 years old, red with a black snout, a big white chest and white toes. Both dogs are registered and micro-chipped I have reported it to council, police and RSPCA Please keep a lookout. 

Please CALL Brigitte on 0404 635 019 if spotted. Thank you.

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WHAT’S THE CRAIC?

St Paddy’s Day at The Empire!

SATURDAY MARCH 17 LIVE MUSIC FROM 5PM BY PHILL SKINNER

ALL DAY: IRISH MUSIC, IRISH FOOD, DRINKS SPECIALS

Cafe ~ Restaurant ~ Bar 20 BURRINGBAR ST, MULLUM

Mon–Sat from 8am, Sun from 9am Nights Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6684 2306 EmpireMullum

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Making small adjustments to household recycling habits can help councils with sorting ya trash. Council staff suggest

MADE IN MULLUM LOCAL HANDMADE AWESOMENESS

We have moved next door to 22 Burringbar Street. We will be re-opening on Tuesday March 20. Thanks to all our loyal local customers and members y 14 local small businesses under one roof. Mullum’s own creative collective for all your one-of-a-kind purchases. 22 Burringbar St, Mullum •

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 32.40 – March 14, 2018  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 32.40 – March 14, 2018  

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