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Volume 32 #49 Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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A Council-run public workshop on how to manage pesticides was â€˜micro-managedâ€™, say Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare (BSCFL) group, gave â€˜little opportunity for real community participationâ€™ Councilâ€™s draft Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy on public exhibition is open for submissions until June 7 and a public meeting was held May 3. Project mentor for BSCFL Ellen White told The Echo, â€˜Participants were directed to consider four very generalised questions,â€™ and added that the process didnâ€™t allow for a constructive feedback across the wide range of potential pesticide uses. â€˜You may well agree to pesticide use one-off on fire ants, but not to regular use, or to purely cosmetic use in other area,â€™ pointed out Ms White. â€˜Many queries arise from the IPM directions document but the workshop was not structured to obtain answers.â€™ She said pesticide use was outlined in three main areas: public spaces, West Byron Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), and landcare.
Maggie Morris, Alice Woods and Noah Alexander fine tune one of Bangalow Schoolâ€™s carts prior to Sundayâ€™s Billycart Derby. Bangalow Public School will be transformed into a giant fun-filled pit-stop fun fair for Sundayâ€™s annual Billycart Derby. Itâ€™s the schoolâ€™s major fundraiser, and prizes from the giant raffle include a trip for two to China, Splendour in the Grass tickets and more. Extra costs for this yearâ€™s derby have also prompted the townâ€™s Lions Club to set up a crowdfunding campaign: www.gofundme.com/bangalow-billycart-derby-safety. Photo Jeff â€˜Pitted and Stopped Since 1986â€™
Conflicting Bruns sewage spill accounts Paul Bibby
Partially treated sewage containing dangerous bacteria flowed into the Brunswick River for weeks while Byron Council argued over the cost of repairing the Brunswick Valley Sewage Treatment Plant (BVSTP), a former Council employee says.
And while Council staff deny the claims, saying instead the plant was repaired â€˜promptlyâ€™ and that bacteria remained at safe levels throughout the incident, itâ€™s emerged the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) were not aware. The former employee told The Echo that Council allowed the bac-
teria-laden effluent to flow into the river â€˜for at least a monthâ€™ after a crucial disinfection unit at the plant broke down during an overflow event in January 2012. â€˜It took weeks while they quibbled over who was going to pay to fix the UV disinfection unit after it shorted out,â€™ said the former employee, who
asked to remain anonymous. â€˜So you had all that effluent going out. It was easily a monthâ€Ś probably longer.â€™ The Echo obtained a video showing a significant overflow event taking place at the BVSTP on January 25, 2012. The video, which is time and date stamped, shows effluent flowing out
of the plantâ€™s UV inlet pit and onto the surrounding grass. At one point it can be seen flowing down an access road toward the river. According to the former Council employee, water inundated the electronics of the UV treatment plant during this incident causing it to continued on page 2
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Demand up for co-working spaces Paul Bibby
The Byron Shire is bursting out of its entrepreneurial britches. As a growing number of locals look for creative ways to make a living, there has been a spike in demand for spaces where freelancers and smallbusiness owners can work. Some of the available coworking spaces have become harder to squeeze into than a pair of skinny jeans on Boxing Day, creating new opportunities for those with a bit of suitable space in and around the Byron Bay CBD. Byron Bay Business Chamber president Todd Sotheren said he had been watching with interest as the demand for co-working spaces in the Shire increased in recent years. ‘There’s been an explosion of entrepreneurship as people who aren’t involved in tourism or hospitality find a way to make a living using the creativity this area is famous for,’ Mr Sotheren said. ‘If you’re doing this kind of work, working all day in a home office can be nice, but it can also be quite isolating.’
Collaborative ‘In co-working spaces, you’re picking up ideas and ways to do things. The collaborative and networking side of things is huge.’ Some of this growing demand will be met by the opening of a new shared office space at the Habitat development at North Beach. Unlike some of the other work spaces, Habitat’s offering includes 36 micro offices as
Frazer Williams-Martin, architect with DFJ Architects and Miranda Cummings, who handled the interior design at Habitat Workspace. Photo Jeff ‘Shared Space Since 1986’ Dawson
well as a number of open-plan desks for one or two people. Habitat’s access to the NBN is likely to attract those with a digital focus, and the company is also offering a free twoweek trial for those wanting to dip their toes in the water. The architect of the project, Fraser Williams-Martin from DFJ Architects, said the rise of co-working in Byron reflected a worldwide trend of people wanting smaller, more flexible workplaces where they can still engage with others. ‘The idea is to share facilities that you don’t need intensely, like kitchenettes or meeting rooms, but then to have your own dedicated workspace which suits many contemporary work practices,’ said Mr Williams-Martin. ‘During the design process, we looked at many different models and settled on this one, where you actually get a contained space which
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Increased demand More open co-working spaces such as the Work Pod in the Byron industrial estate have also seen an increase in demand. ‘I feel that it wasn’t in the mentality of people in Byron in the beginning,’ Work Pod’s co-owner Noli Marcolin said.
‘But since the beginning of the year we’ve noticed an increase in demand. ‘Right now we’ve got people from the film industry working here as well as digital creative people. We’ve also got a happiness coach which is great for the vibe.’ While co-working spaces are beginning to pop up in Byron, other town centres around the Shire are still catching on.
Leyonhjelm sparks cannabis inquiry Legal recreational marijuana moved a step closer after the federal senate agreed to hold an inquiry into removing restrictions via a Liberal Democrats Bill. Senator David Leyonhjelm introduced Removing Commonwealth Restrictions on Cannabis Bill into the sen-
ate last week. ‘My Bill has been years in the preparation and reflects the longstanding policy of the Liberal Democrats to legalise cannabis,’ senator Leyonhjelm said. ‘It complements my costing obtained from the Parliamentary Budget Office in 2016.’
Conflicting sewage spill accounts continued from page 1 short out. This meant that the effluent flowing through the plant was no longer subjected to UV treatment – a process by which sewage is blasted with UV light to kill a certain type of bacteria known as faecal coliforms. There is a demonstrated relationship between the presence of faecal coliform bacteria and illness-causing bacteria including E-coli, hepatitis, and salmonella. In a statement to The Echo, Council staff confirmed that an overflow incident had occurred at the plant on the day in question ‘as a result of high rainfall and a design defect’. It said that the incident had been managed, and that the overflow was contained onsite. It also said that, while the UV unit was damaged during the incident, it had been ‘repaired promptly by
both the head contractor and Council staff ’. ‘The treatment plant complied with its faecal coliform licence conditions before, during and after the event,’ the statement said. ‘The incident and system bypass were reported as required by Council’s Environment Protection Licence. ‘There was certainly no negligence on the part of Council staff who responded promptly, and professionally, to the incident.’ Council staff further stated that the incident was reported, ‘as required by Council’s Environment Protection Licence’. However, it appears this did not involve reporting the incident to the NSW Environmental Protection Authority. When asked, the Authority said it had no ‘record corresponding to that date’. Byron Shire Echo archives: www.echo.net.au/byron-echo
Trees for habitat and mums A steady stream of enthusiastic tree planters came to plant natives at a Mullumbimby Creek property on Sunday. The annual Mothers Day event saw the eight thousandth tree planted, according to organisers. Along with food and drinks, participants were entertained by Maisey Taylor, Blindmouth and Chris Mallory. The tree plantings happen because of the support of the Brunswick Valley Landcare, Byron Shire Council, Jim Olivier, Byron Habitat Corridors, Mullum Chamber of Commerce, Mullum Creek Native Nursery, The Echo, The Tree Hugger, Mullum Ex-Services Club, Jim Beatson, and oh yes, the Mullum Music Festival.
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Some of the organisers and locals who turned up for Sunday’s tree planting. Photo Jeff ‘Planted And Rooted Since 1986’ Dawson
Amenities upgrade for Mullum Showgrounds A new amenities block at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds camping site has been refurbished at an estimated cost of $100,000. Greens member for Ballina Tamara Smith said it was a result of a ‘mammoth effort by the Mullumbimby Showgrounds Trust, both in terms of volunteer effort and in terms of funding.’ Joey Ruigrok, Arthur Hatch and manager Harry Hackett cut the ribbon. Trust chair Duncan Dey MC’d proceed-
ings and praised the efforts of trust members Peter Buckley, Mark Ward, Alice Cadwell and new trust treasurer and former councillor Ross Tucker. Duncan gave a shout-out to external volunteers Margaret Hatch, Joel Salom, Corie Hurry, Ella Rose, Simone O’Brien, Christy Shelper, Yos Worth, Leonie Mills, John Ward, Wayno Pearson, Ken Ryan, Sue Hird, Sue Read, Petrina Hutchison and Ric Rickards, some of who were present at the event.
Entrepreneur grants announced Byron Bay has been selected as one of seven locations across the state to join a $2.1 million Local Innovation Network to support local entrepreneurs to grow and create new jobs in the region. Nationals parliamentary secretary for northern NSW Ben Franklin said the funding of up to $300,000 will be provided by NSW governmen to support projects in Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, and the Newcastle and Wollongong regional areas. Mr Franklin said, ‘Byron Bay has demonstrated strong
potential for startup or small business growth, and so we’re backing that with funding to support projects that will help those businesses that have the very best chance of success.’ ‘Jobs for NSW will also partner with Byron Bay [organisations] to make its suite of financial products – including grants, interest-free loans and loan guarantees – more readily available to our local entrepreneurs,’ Mr Franklin said. ‘Recognised leaders in the local startup and innovation community’ are encouraged to apply. For further information visit www.jobsfornsw.com.au.
Agriculture gets a voice in Council Paul Bibby
designated agriculture officer had been on standby for too long. ‘It indicates that the council is open to agriculture as an industry in the Shire and to giving that industry a voice.’ The promise from staff came after a petition with 150 signatures was delivered to the council, along with a letter signed by 25 local farmers and agriculture industry representatives.
Byron Shire Council is set to employ an officer to represent the local agriculture industry. Following months of lobbying by local farmers and industry representatives, Council staff told a meeting of representatives last Wednesday night that the position would finally be filled. The executive officer of sustainable and localised farming co-op Future Feeders Joel Orchard said he and others at the meeting were Council had also hired two told the position would be consultants to investigate the three days a week initially, state of agriculture in the Shire but could later be increased and how it could be assisted. to full time. Mr Orchard said he ex‘They said they had put in pected the officer would help an application for state gov- to address ongoing conflicts ernment funding to make between agricultural and resithe position full time,’ Mr dential land use such as noise, Orchard said. the use of sprays and livestock. ‘We were very pleased He also expressed the hope about the result – getting a North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
that the officer would also help to support the concept of a local food system – a model in which the community generates its own sustainable food sources rather than relying on the traditional unsustainable supermarket supply chain. ‘As we have seen in the last couple of years, our food system is basically dependant on long supply chain logistics and wholesale distribution out of the centralised markets,’ he said. ‘Any break in the line creates huge food supply and security issues as we have seen in the last couple of years during cyclone season when the supermarket shelves are emptied in a matter of days.’ ‘We have a huge opportunity in the northern rivers with perfectly suited conditions, soil and rainfall to grow a wide variety of crops all year round to serve our local food
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Vale muscial educator, Malcolm Garth The funeral of well-known and respected music tutor Malcolm Garth was held last Friday – he died after a short battle with luekemia. Malcolm’s brother in law Ian Baskin told The Echo that Malcom taught Byron Bay’s primary and secondary students for over ten years. Baskin said, ‘He also taught at Brunswick Heads. During that time, musicians under Mal’s tutelage played one of his own compositions
and seven, so that there was a much smoother transition from primary to high school. ‘Mal’s smiling face helped many a new high school student feel more quickly at home and he supported music students at Byron High through to their HSC exams. Malcolm Garth.
in the Sydney Opera House.’ ‘He co-ordinated the bridging program for years six
Original music ‘During his time at Byron High he taught Donavan Miller, who went on to become the drummer for the Butcher
With the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) considering a large medical centre on McGettigans Lane/ Ewingsdale Rd, The Echo has a peek at what is proposed. The JRPP meet May 17 at the Mullum Council Chambers from 1.30pm and the public are welcome to attend. Medical and specialist consulting rooms, a day theatre, pharmacy, 12 overnight stay units, cafe and basement and ground-level parking are all estimated to cost $8m. An ASIC search reveals the owners of applicant Brunsmed Pty Ltd are Victorian-based Joel, Gary and John Wertheimer. As with anything large proposed for Ewingsdale Rd, added traffic will be an issue. It’s not uncommon for the road to be clogged up to the highway, daily, for example. Thankfully Council staff asked for an updated traffic report – according to consultants RoadNet’s report, the request was owing to concerns that the 2015 survey data provided previously would show ‘lower traffic movements’ than experienced in previous years. Yet the traffic report says, ‘The date of the [current] traffic survey places it outside of school holidays or public holidays and is expected to be representative of a typical weekday for the purpose of examining peak-hour operating conditions at the subject intersection.’ In justifying this, the traffic consultants say ‘…peak activity on McGettigans Lane currently occurs on weekdays and coincides with the traffic
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generated by the existing Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School located to the south of McGettigans Lane on Balraith Lane.’ In summary, the traffic consultants say this development could generate 686 new traffic movements on an already overburdened road.
Expert advice They also admit their report ‘does include the caveat that there is widespread variation observed in the base data, and consequently the average rates cannot be relied upon for accurately predicting the trip generation at a particular facility.’ Now that’s expert advice! To mitigate unmanageable traffic, the proponents say restrictions to hours of operation will limit traffic impacts. It reads, ‘The proposed restrictions would see the consultation rooms and pharmacy not opening until 9.30am on weekdays to avoid the am peak (8.15–9.15am) on the adjacent road network, while these same land uses would also be closed between 2 and 4pm (between 2.30 and 4pm for the pharmacy) to avoid impacts on the pm peak (3– 4pm) in particular.’
And like West Byron developers, Brunsmed have proposed a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA). A VPA is a nice way to smooth through contentious developments that have massive potential impacts on neighbourhood, the community and the visitor economy. While West Byron agreed to part fund a questionable bypass, Brunsmed proposes a contribution to a intersection upgrade. Well, thanks, Brunsmed! Within the traffic report, it states Council staff ’s concern over traffic and that ‘any roundabout is unlikely to be constructed until year 2023.’
Birds. Other bands Mal inspired include Jessibel, Parkway Drive and Stan Walker, winner of Australian Idol 2009. He taught a broad range of musical instruments from sax to guitar, and inspired many to write their own music. ‘In the last couple of years, Malcolm taught a number of the local Byron Bay High music students as a volunteer, helping disadvantaged students to achieve outstanding results.’
A closer look at the McGettigans Lane medical centre Hans Lovejoy
As for the three-level building height, it clearly does not comply with the Byron LEP 2014. And even with a variation request, staff say it’s not justified. The proposed development does not satisfy the matters for consideration within Byron DCP 2014 relating to traffic generation, car parking, setbacks, design detail and appearance. Staff also say the subject site ‘is in an elevated and visually prominent position and the proposed height, bulk, scale, massing, character and setbacks of the development are likely to detract from the built environment.’ In conclusion, this proposal has been completely rejected by staff. How will Northern JRPP handle this proposal? Will this be rejected or be accepted with conditions? And if it comes with conditions, will they actually make Ewingsdale a better or worse road? This decision will have huge implications for the unwanted West Byron development.
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Juri spent much of the recent Craft Beer Festival trimming beards, then judging them in the competition. Meanwhile hundreds of beer connoisseurs and a few ring-ins sampled the 20 or so artisan brews on offer at the Sun Bistro. Photo Jeff ‘Beard, Um Beer Me Up’ Dawson
Biggest Morning Tea clocks up 25 Cancer Council NSW’s morning tea event is celebrating 25 years this year on Thursday May 24. The morning aims to bring together millions of Australians over a cup of tea in support of those affected by cancer. Organisers say that while May 24 is the official day, anyone can host at any time in May or June. Those who want to host can register at biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85 to receive a free morning tea host kit.
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A NSW government/Airbnb partnership which aims at enticing seniors to become hosts has been criticised by Greens councillor Michael Lyon. As reported by Murdoch’s North Shore Times, the potential partnership should be approached with caution, say the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and Centrelink. The Times reported, ‘As part of the partnership, Airbnb are offering seniors a
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Rate of pension But Department of Human Services general manager Hank Jongen told North Shore Times that becoming Airbnb hosts has the potential to affect pensioners in particular. ‘Leasing out a portion of an age pension recipient’s
home may affect their rate of pension,’ Mr Jongen said. Greens councillor Michael Lyon told The Echo, ‘This seems a strange response to the holiday-letting crisis by the coalition government.’ ‘It creates more questions and problems around pensioners and the ATO. What’s needed is strong leadership on planning to ensure councils retain their current rights to regulate their own patch.’
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Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School (CBRSS) has taken the initiative to combining sustainability with innovation and is constructing the walls of its new state-of-the-art science and maths high school building with hempcrete. Hempcrete sequesters carbon for the life of the building, is a breathable wall system, mould resistant, a great insulator with good acoustic properties and is also toxin free, according to the designer, architect and CBRSS parent Michael Leung. According to building company Balanced Earth, ‘It is created by simply combining hemp, water, sand, hemp masonry lime-based binder and plenty of hard work. It produces an innovative building product that’s healthy for the environment.’ Students at the school have learned about the qualities of hempcrete and the methods for building, with builders taking every class onsite to understand the process. Principal Nerrida Johnson said, ‘This is truly a sustainable building. [It combines]
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Budget fails aged-care residents: Greens Greens candidate for Richmond Michael Lyon believes that healthcare will be a major issue in Tweed at the next federal election as nurses in the region rallied for better aged-care funding. ‘Tweed aged-care nurses have been calling out for a solution to chronic underfunding for years now, and it’s
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aged-care facilities has decreased over the past decade, while over the same period there’s been a 400 per cent increase in preventable deaths in nursing homes. ‘There are currently no mandated staff-to-patient or -resident ratios in awards and agreements in the aged-care sector,’ he said.
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Tree frog ceremony defended The International Association of Kambo Practitioners (IAKP) has reacted strongly to last week’s Echo story, saying that the ceremonies and practices described by author Heidi Greaves ‘are not taught by us or used by our practitioners.’ As Greaves’s story explained, a Kambo ceremony is where a secretion of the South American tree frog is extracted, dried and administered to shallow burns on those seeking to lift ‘panama’, an indigenous word for dark or negative energy. The tradition is also used by Amazonian tribes to heighten senses when hunting and as a remedy for numerous ills. Greaves explained that when signing up for the ceremony, she was asked a few basic questions on physical and mental health, yet was not asked for her full medical history. ‘The life change I was hoping to trigger has not yet manifested,’ she added. And while claiming her Kambo practitioners were ‘lovely people’, she was critical of them as facilitators. She wrote, ‘I feel it was no fault of their own, but something
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According to the International Association of Kambo Practitioners, the frogs used in ceremony by acredited practitioners are treated humanly. Image from www.iakp.org
that needs to be addressed by IAKP through more guidelines and training.’ Greaves also questioned how the ceremony can be conducted without harming the frog.
ganisation; you have to be trained by us and maintain your practice within our strict code of practice to remain registered with us. Any practitioner who trained with us but who does not follow
‘We hold ourselves accountable, and we have a full and open complaints procedure’ A representative of the IAKP, which is a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands, told The Echo, ‘In this case, we have not been able to confirm that Greaves attended a ceremony with one of our practitioners and we do not believe it to be the case. Had she truly thought that she was dealing with one of our practitioners, then a quick email to us could have confirmed that. ‘We hold ourselves accountable, and we have a full and open complaints procedure if she or anyone else had any genuine issue with one of our people. The IAKP can only lay down the guidelines. We cannot watch every practitioner in every moment so we are happy for people to contact us if they have concerns about our members. Unfortunately, we cannot deal with complaints or feedback regarding practitioners who are not members of our association. Greaves has completely misinterpreted our organisation in this sense.’ IAKP’s Sophie Perkins said the article was ‘clearly a blatant attempt to discredit Kambo and the IAKP.’ ‘Our practitioners are thoroughly trained to screen clients for contraindications, medications and sensitivity and a test point is used on first treatment. All our practitioners are trained in first-aid skills and follow very strict safety guidelines. Groups the size that Greaves describes would require multiple practitioners or several assistants to keep everyone safe and properly cared for.’ Perkins added, ‘You cannot “register” with our or-
our code of practice will either be retrained or have their membership terminated. Our website lists all our practitioners around the world; if in doubt, please write to us. ‘Our code of practice lays down guidelines for the safe and responsible use of Kambo. The impeccable behaviour and thorough training of our practitioners and the way they work gives security and confidence to users. We advise people to check out a practitioner’s credentials and if you’re not 100 per cent happy with them then think twice before allowing them to give you Kambo.
In terms of harvesting, Sophie explained that ‘the overwhelming majority of native people treat the frogs with great care and respect. Firstly because they believe that to do otherwise would anger the animal spirits and secondly because it would not be in their interest to harm such an important and valuable source of medicine for them. As human beings, there will always be the occasional person who does not follow traditions 100 per cent, but the IAKP is fastidious about ensuring that the Kambo we use is properly harvested by people we know and trust. The manner in which it is harvested is to protect the frog from harm during harvesting and, when done properly, the frog is treated with utmost care and kindness. While not everyone will approve of Kambo, using animal secretions as medicine has a long history in the Amazon. Most people see it as no different from eating honey, eggs or drinking, cow, goat or sheep milk so if you are fully vegan, then it may not be for you. It’s personal choice. ‘One of our best-selling blood-pressure and heart medications is derived from a peptide found in the venom of the Brazilian Lancehead Viper, which illustrates the importance of these ancient practices. ‘Had the author done any form of research, she would have discovered that there is a mass of evidence to support the function and effects of the individual peptides within Kambo. Over 800 scholarly articles and research projects exist dating back to the mid 1980s.’ And while IAKP’s website states there have been a small number of deaths after using Kambo, they explain that this has been either malpractice or the result of native people not understanding western health conditions. They believe that ‘Kambo is 100 per cent safe in the right hands’
‘The IAKP is self-regulating and is working hard to raise the bar with training, professional working practices, safety guidelines and more. With almost 300 trained practitioners around the world, we are continually expanding our knowledge and understanding of Kambo.’ As the largest body of Kambo practitioners in the world, the IAKP say they ‘work to support the ethical production of Kambo, which enables ‘We have tens of thounative people to stay in their sands of clients around the forest homes and protect the world whose lives have been upper Amazon from logging, transformed by Kambo. oil and gas exploration.’ ‘Sometimes that trans‘They are the guardians of formation takes weeks or the forest and once they are months to show up and gone the forest is vulnerable sometimes it comes in ways to exploitation. Our work sup- we least expect. We believe ports sustainable communi- that Kambo has an important ties who in turn maintain the role to play for humanity so delicate balance of the great we will continue to support rainforest. Kambo frogs are in the tribes and the rainforest no way endangered or at risk and encourage safe practice, from anything other than the responsibility and research destruction of their habitat.’ into this amazing substance.’ Byron Shire Echo archives: www.echo.net.au/byron-echo
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Playing brass was something Rosie King began as a young child in Sydney along with her three older brothers and it has become a lifelong passion. Byron Shire-based Rosie has recently been rewarded for her commitment to brass by becoming the first solo brass champion in three major countries, the United Kingdom, Australia and recently the United States. ‘Winning the North American Brass Solo Championship in April meant so much more because it completed my personal goal of winning all three major international titles. I won in Australia in 2002, Great Britain in 2002 and 2005 and the USA in April this year,‘ said Rosie. Over 180 of North America’s finest brass musicians took part in the largest amateur musicmaking festival of brass music held in the USA, April 5 till 8 this year.
Invited by US uni Rosie was invited by Dr Lee Harrelson (head of Music at the Missouri Western State University) to attend the festival and to perform as a horn player with the City of Kansas organisation known as ‘Fountain City Brass’. Prior to the festival, she spent a week performing in both Kansas City and St Louis, Missouri, preparing for the competitive stage performance that took place at the National Brass Festival held
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in the Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she also competed as a soloist. Rosie’s son, Oscar Crosara, highlighted that ‘Not only was Rosie a finalist in the USA senior solo championships, she was in fact declared open winner of the coveted international award with her performance of Concert Fantasy that literally blew the judges and the international audience away.’ ‘Rosie has worked very hard and broken boundaries to achieve this. As well as being an accomplished solo artist, Rosie also pioneered Aus-
tralia’s first all-female brass band, the Belles of Brass.’ A three-year project ‘Belles of Brass’ was an allfemale 30-piece brass band that Rosie formed with two of her girl friends from Sydney back in 2000. ‘Our goal was both to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research by performing major concerts throughout Australia,’ said Rosie. In 2003 Rosie headed to the UK with her three children to complete a master of arts degree in music performance at the University of
Salford, Manchester. When she returned to Australia in 2008, she relocated to Byron Bay and became a registered marriage celebrant, which she enjoys ‘immensely and with equal passion’. Though Rosie doesn’t play locally, her recent involvement in the North American Brass Festival has seen her receive an invitation to be a senior brass tutor for the newly formed National Youth Band of America and she will again visit Kansas City early next year as a guest performer.
Nats lobs cash at sports groups Brunswick Scouts hold Sat event Sporting clubs have been given a funding boost, withgrants announced by Nationals parliamentary secretary for northern NSW Ben Franklin. Locally, Mullumbimby junior rugby league will receive $5,000 to purchase uniforms, while Byron Shire Archery Club will receive $5,000 to purchase bows, arrows and targets. Yet Ballina collects the
lion’s share of the cash splash, with the Alstonville Amateur Swimming Club receiving $10,034 to upgrade pool starting blocks. The Ballina Basketball Association, the Wollongbar – Alstonville Rugby Club and Alstonville Hockey Club will all receive $5,000 while the AFL Northern Rivers Juniors will receive $4,495 to purchase playing uniforms and training equipment.
Brunswick Heads Scouts will be hosting a free, familyfriendly community event on Saturday at the Terrace Reserve from 11am till 4pm called Friends for Life. The day will be full of live music, activities and great prizes to delight the young and the young at heart. Event co-ordinator and parent volunteer Sean Tonnet said, ‘Friends For Life is the
theme of next year’s Australian Scouts Jamboree in January 2019, and I think it epitomises the significance of the Brunswick Scouts in our community. It’s a place for young people to celebrate diversity, culture and most of all friendship.’ Families are encourage to bring a picnic lunch or enjoy the fabulous treats, meals and shopping from local Brunswick businesses.
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The senate passed a motion president Morry Bailes said, last week calling on the Aus- ‘Lives are being ruined betralian government to re- cause people who encounter verse the downward trend in legal problems cannot afford legal aid funding, which is a lawyer to present their case now at its lowest level in over effectively.’ 20 years. ‘As the productivity comIt was introduced by Cen- mission has made clear, tre Alliance (formally Nick timely legal assistance stops Xenaphon’s NXT) senator simple problems from escaStirling Griff and Green’s lating into more serious matsenator Nick McKim. ters that bring great cost to Law Council of Australia the taxpayer and community.’ North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
The Law Council of Australia has thrown its full support behind recommendations by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to suggest repealing ASIO’s detention powers and revise its questioning powers. President of the Law Council of Australia Morry Bailes said, ‘The Law Council has long argued that the current ASIO questioning and
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Council’s books With councillors holding closed-door meetings to select a new general manager (GM), Council’s upcoming budget has made an appearance in the agenda for the upcoming May 17 extraordinary meeting. To put a simple figure on it, staff say they expect a surplus this financial year of $15,800. Wahoo! That’s slightly less than what a councillor is paid per year and demonstrates either we are on a knife edge or that there’s extreme flexibility within Byron Shire governance. Overall, operating revenue in the staff report is estimated to be $80,318,500 while expenditure sits at $80,748,400. The $15k figure is reached after adding depreciation, grants/contributions, loans used, asset sales and taking away capital works and loan principal repayments. The Special Rate Variation/rate rise is factored in of course, which for 2018–2019 is estimated to be $2.495m. There was also $219,100 unexpended cash from 2017/2018. Available cash for Council sits around $1.16m.
Revenue Revenue to enable Council to provide services is sourced from rates (21.84 per cent), which does not include water and sewer charges. ‘Annual Charges’ does include water and sewer charges, and make up 18.26 per cent of revenue. Within annual charges, water and sewer supply services (fixed), domestic and commercial waste, stormwater levy takes up the major portion of annual charges. Capital grants and contributions comprise 22.29 per cent. ‘User charges and fees’ clocks up 28.3 per cent. According to staff, that includes water and sewer consumption charges, Holiday Park Fees, Pay Parking Fees, property rentals, landfill fees, DA assessment fees and charges, construction certificates, compliance fees etc. There are a few percentages attributed to interest/investments, grants and other revenue.
Expenditure Operating expenditure breakdowns illustrate that ‘materials and contracts’ make up the largest cost at 40.74 per cent, while employee benefits and oncosts make up 31.34 per cent. Depreciation and amortisation is at 16.32 per cent with borrowing costs at 5.4 per cent and other expenses making up 6.2 per cent. As for capital expenditure, it’s no surprise that roads and drainage make up 55.08 per cent and sewerage 14.19 per cent. Water is 13.7 per cent and other expenses include libraries, depot services/fleet management, RMS, projects/ commercial development, Cavanbah Centre, facilities management, children’s services, open spaces and recreation, waste management and holiday parks. The report reads, ‘Of the $36.718m for capital works related to the general fund, $28.044million is allocated towards roads and drainage projects including $11.214m allocated to the Byron Bay bypass.’ A revised rating structure is proposed, which will possibly impact upon how much rates landowners pay, along with a seven per cent increase in waste charges. According to staff, this increase is owing to the ‘QLD waste levy implementation for depositing waste to landfill sites, increased recyclables gate fees proposed by Lismore City Council resulting from changes China has made to recyclables acceptance (contamination levels and product acceptance pricing), contaminated land studies that require funding.’ The seven per cent increase will also fund the ‘Implementation of revised rural domestic waste collection service options.’ Additionally, a new loan borrowings scheme is proposed, where $3.899m of a $6m borrowing program will be considered ‘over next three financial years to fund a bridge and culvert replacement program.’ And don’t forget the Community Solutions Panel’s recommendations will also be adopted into the budget. A tentative date for a public meeting to thrash this all out is scheduled for Wednesday June 6. Hans Lovejoy, editor News tips are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
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cott Morrison’s budget has been greeted as underwhelming, which is probably the way he likes it. The goodies are unnecessarily complex – the tax cuts aren’t really tax cuts, they are built in to your 2018–19 return as an offset, which means they will appear in your kick only if and when you are entitled to a net refund. No big sugar hit there. There are no real losers, apart from black marketeers, migrants, the unemployed, climate scientists, recipients of foreign aid, and the ABC, along with a basket of other deplorables who do not normally vote for the coalition, but, as Peter Dutton might say, they are all dead to him. However, hidden in the low-key first bid for election is an almost revolutionary and definitely reactionary overview, which deserves rather more consideration. The centrepiece of the Enterprise Tax Plan, socalled, is to be the abolition of the progressive system of income tax, which has endured in Australia for more than a century, and its replacement with what is in effect a flat tax plan. Income tax has always been predicated on the idea that the richer you are, the more you pay – the rate of tax imposed rises with the income of the taxpayer. There have been many distortions, mainly through exemptions manipulated by the wealthy and their lawyers and accountants. And of course the scales need constant revision against the scourge of bracket creep. Morrison intends to end that with a nuclear option: remove the key middle layer altogether, leaving some 94 per cent of earners paying 32.5 per cent or less in seven year’s time. There will still be a small bulge at the top: the remaining six per cent will pay 45 per cent, and pay a large chunk of revenue, and so they should – in theory. In practice they will con-
by Ian Rogers The Australian teams for the Batumi Chess Olympiad in September have been selected and feature the largest turnover of players since 1974. The Open team sees 18-yearold Anton Smirnov, hitherto undefeated at Olympiads, fulfil his destiny and take over on top board for Australia, displacing the players who have led the team at the last five Olympiads, Zhao Zong Yuan and David Smerdon. Smerdon declared himself unavailable for Batumi early on, while Zhao was finally overtaken by Smirnov on the world rankings earlier this year. (Zhao, a new doctor who is in Coffs Harbour for GP training, may yet be forced to withdraw if unable to gain time away from work.) Australian Champion Max Illingworth may be a little disappointed to be placed on board three, but his deliberate inactivity since winning the national title may have counted against him. Below Illingworth are two debutants from Melbourne, Bobby Cheng, 21, and James Morris, 24, whose strong form in
tinue to avail themselves of the lurks and perks provided by government – dividend imputation, negative gearing, capital gains concessions, superannuation advantages and trust funds to name but a few – so they should not suffer unduly. The forgotten people, as former treasurer Peter Costello bizarrely calls them, have not been forgotten, but heavily protected. And those close to the top – those on just under $200,000 a year – will get a massive windfall gain at the expense of everyone else, especially those on $40,000 a year who are to pay exactly the same rate.
importantly, the government gets no political credit from announcing a tax giveaway. Malcolm Fraser tried a brief experiment with tax indexation in his early days (before John Howard became treasurer) but decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. Since then no-one else has been game to try, and Morrison is not even vaguely interested; he appears to be morphing into an economic fundamentalist. ‘It’s their money, you muppets,’ he bellowed across the parliament when Labor called the tax cuts a handout to the rich. He all but echoed the libertarian mantra that all taxation is theft.
The idea that last week’s budget can be set in stone for future governments to follow is fanciful. by Mungo MacCallum Any criticism of this blatant inequity will, of course, be dismissed as class war, the politics of envy, and indeed it has been in a barely coherent editorial in The Australian last Friday, which spluttered with rage at the prospect that Labor might deprive them of the loot. The elitists at our national daily have their own class war to pursue in defence of the politics of greed. But there is a better way to deal with bracket creep; it’s called tax indexation, whereby you don’t change the tax rates, you lift the tax thresholds as inflation demands. That way people still keep the same proportion of their money but the system remains progressive – and a great deal fairer than Morrison’s demolition job. The only serious problem with tax indexation is that politicians don’t like it: the automatic and comparatively painless increases in revenue bracket creep offers are removed. And, more 2017 and 2018 has been enough to displace Olympic stalwart and Grandmaster Moulthun Ly. The Women’s team sees only two players remain from Baku 2016. Heather Richards retains top position, despite the challenge from newly eligible Women Grandmasters Julia Ryjanova and Zhang Jilin, both having been resident in Australia for two years. Adelaide’s Giang Nguyen also retains her position but the final place on the team surprisingly went to veteran IM Irina Berezina; Australia’s leading player at seven Olympiads – though only one after 2006. Other 2016 teams members absent from the 2018 team are Alex Jule, who has lacked consistency, and Biljana Dekic, who did not apply because her rating has dropped significantly since Baku 2016, the 67-year-old’s twelfth Olympiad. Pending appeals and withdrawals – usually related to work or the cost of travelling to the Olympiad – Australia’s teams, marginally younger than in 2016, look capable of performing well beyond their seeding.
But of course, he is happy to grab a swift 23.9 per cent of everything that isn’t nailed down, because he can. And given that Morrison is still pushing for a budget surplus and smaller national debt he is not going to give back too much of the taxpayers’ money. However, the rhetoric is clear: if Morrison and Turnbull can push their radical tax platform through the senate – very far from certain – it will increase inequality in what is an already fracturing society. And this, of course, is how Bill Shorten hopes to frame the debate. Forget the pie-in-thesky promised in seven years’ time: with at least two and probably three elections to contend with before 2024, the idea that last week’s budget can be set in stone for future governments to follow is fanciful. There will be much more to be said between now and the forthcoming general election, let alone those to come.
But it is not sufficient for Turnbull to dismiss Shorten’s platform for bigger cuts, more money for schools and hospitals and the prospect of a surplus surpassing the government’s as ‘unfunded, uncosted and unbelieva-Bill,’ which even our articulate prime minister realised was a bit clunky. Shorten has not yet revealed his detailed estimates, but there is no reason to believe they will be either unfunded, uncosted or unbelievable. Apart from removing some of the lurks and perks mentioned earlier, which will put many billions in the exchequer, he will have Turnbull’s corporate tax cuts to bank in future years – unless, of course, they are to be regarded as uncosted and unfunded, which would be a stretch even Matthias Corman would struggle to explain. There is an argument to be had over the competing agendas, amounting almost to ideologies, between the two sides but on early indications Malcolm Turnbull is not getting into policy, he is concerned only with insults. Conflating the budget debate with the dual-citizen saga, our prime minister screams about lack of credibility, UnbelievaBill, boom tish. And he may get away with it for a while, especially in the run-in to the by-elections nobody wants. But sooner or later he will have to tell us just how and why he thinks giving away hundreds of millions in revenue in the near future will really actually build a stronger economy. At this stage it sounds even more vacuous and improbable than Donald Trump making America great again. Still, Trump got away with it, so perhaps Australian voters may be inclined to forgive and forget the divisive, wasteful and largely pointless five years since the coalition came to government. Or less charitable and more realistic, they may not.
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Pothole capital Two of your letter writers last week failed to understand why Byron Shire is the pothole capital of the southern hemisphere, taking the easy route of blaming Council. Byron Council’s policy has been a limit on three-storeybuildings in Byron and two storey elsewhere in the Shire. No highrise is one reason for Byron Bay’s popularity and unique character. Highrise generates more ratepayer income. A 22-storey building generates 11 times the rates of a two-storey building. Noosa doesn’t have this problem because it’s got highrise. Add the huge cost of servicing Byron’s two million tourists a year with garbage collection, maintaining national parks, toilets and other facilities – with a rate base of only 14,000 ratepayers it is unsustainable. Many tourists arrive in heavy vehicles like buses and 4WDs, buy shop-supplied goods and food supplied by overnight heavy freighters that cause disproportionate damage to our roads. Potholes are caused by the rock foundations underneath the asphalt failing. Our regular torrential downfalls quickly undo pothole repairs. The current cost of replacing one kilometre of our twolane roads with a new rock foundation road is $1 million. Council’s budget is currently about $80 million a year. When you add failing town and rural roads together it’s more than 80km, therefore more than $80 million. Our potholed roads only get worse as Byron’s tourist population increases. Small tourist regions around the world facing the same issue
have solved their problem by state and federal governments imposing bed taxes on tourists. Bed taxes are a given in all European countries, most American states and increasingly Central and South America. Another option would be for the NSW government to give local government a share of vehicle registration fees, particularly from heavy vehicles like buses and trucks. Council’s only option is paid parking, which Council has already introduced. The NSW government has refused our and other NSW tourist towns’ plea for bed taxes. The cynic in me thinks that our state government wants to punish our Shire because we regularly elect Greens. Oh, and state governments like big developers too and have no problems with highrise. Catch 22: the price of being a tourist and a resident of Byron Shire. Jim Beatson Byron Bay
Mullum Matters I’ve been watching how our councillors engage with Facebook users and I’m so sick of seeing people be lectured about being respectful and how community engagement will solve everything. My recent experience with Council couldn’t be more opposite. What I’ve witnessed is people being treated with complete disdain and contempt. I’m referring in particular to the voices who have recently spoken out with concerns about Council’s plans to build a manufactured-home estate/caravan park on what is currently the severely ne-
glected sports and recreation fields near the high school in Mullumbimby. If you want to save a tree you’re a hero; however, if you want to preserve the Mullum Sports and Recreation Fields for community desires such as hockey fields, BMX tracks, additional tennis courts and sport and athletic ovals, you’re being completely irrational. The Mullumbimby community should have real concerns about Council’s vision and direction for our town. The last good news story I read of improvements for Mullumbimby isn’t even a Council-led initiative. It’s by the local Mullum Gateway Project group. They’ve had numerous meetings with Council since 2017 to discuss their desire to restore the Gateway site, which welcomes people to Mullumbimby. However, they don’t get money for this noble endeavour; they have to put out a call for donations. Byron’s getting a worldclass skatepark, Suffolk a sportsfield, Broken Head gets a bike path, Mullumbimby gets new garbage bins. And were supposed to set off the fireworks and roll out the ticker-tape parade. The rate paying community of Mullumbimby are not happy. We will engage but we will not be dictated to. We deserve better! Jo Campbell Mullumbimby
Sharmanic shame The picture of a beautiful green tree frog tortured in preperation for a shamanic ceremony apparently similar to local ceremonies, fills me with a deep disgust. In local circumstances it is the unnecessary pain
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inflicted on an intelligent, gentle symbol of survival of our threatened rainforest by those practising spiritual superficiality expropriated from another culture. Such ceremonies in the context of Byron Shire are an unfortunate and indulgent by-product of many years of hard work by conscientious greenies. Local people have on occasion risked their lives to save our environment and be a driver in this Shire to help in a small way to change the consciousness of the planet. Yes Heidi, I have heard such a frog scream when attacked by a snake, that’s nature and its screams cannot be heard over the roar of a bulldozer. Poor little Green Frog that is Byron. Ian Cohen Broken Head
You now pay an extra $30 in Melbourne or $16 locally for every GP visit. But you did get an extra $0.55 rebate. (Slaps forehead!) Sorry, I forgot! The present government is intent on dismantling everything Labor ever brought in. Must write that on the calendar for the next election! John Davies Mullumbimby
Professor Nico van Zandwijk, MD, Phd, FRACP, FCCP at Sydney Medical School has asked the following questions in relation to the soil at the Mercato site next to Woolworths in Byron Bay: ‘It seems important to ask the EPA/Council for confirmation as to whether the soil at the Mercato site is not concontinued on page 13
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A tax for all? Just do the sums. As an aged pensioner, you probably started work at 18 and finished 32 years later at 60. As a semi-skilled PAYE employee, your average wage over those years would be about $40,000. Your possible tax bill, including the Medicare Levy and less deductions would have been about $7,000 per year, averaged. So your working life has generated $2.24 million dollars for the government. Surely, after giving money to the states – including GST – to pay for hospitals, roads, schools etc, there would have been a bit left over to continue your energy rebate (an extra $600 you have to find per year as of 1st July) and give your doctors a fair pay to continue bulk billing.
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Take me to the river: Time for a free-flowing Brunswick River Story & photo Charles Boyle
For twenty-two million years the mighty Brunswick River has carved its way through the rocks of the Wollumbin volcanic shield from its source in the rugged rainforests of Upper Main Arm to meet the sea at Brunswick Heads, just over 40km away. While it is a small river, it has the potential to be one of the cleanest rivers in this country. In April 1770 Cook sailed past here and named Cape Byron, but strong winds and a heavy swell kept him wide of the coast and he didn’t see the Brunswick River. Then in 1828, Captain John Rous, 1st Earl of Stradbroke and a dashing Royal Navy adventurer, arrived to explore the Tweed. He mapped (discovered is too naive a word) the Richmond River and Lennox Head, both of which he named after his friend Charles Lennox the 5th Earl of Richmond. Captain Rous then named the Brunswick River after German aristocrat Caroline of Brunswick (Braunshweig) who, despised by her husband King George IV, was Queen of the United King-
dom for just one year until her tragic death in 1821. Caroline was popular with the British people and also Captain Rous, apparently. He named the river in her honour seven years after her death, curiously referring to her German, not her British, title. ‘Braunshweig’ literally means ‘brown silence’. The name is entirely uninspiring and doesn’t do the river justice. It should be mentioned that after naming our river, Captain Rous named Stradbroke Island after himself and sailed away forever, returning to England to devote his life to horse racing. Such is the nature of the new names applied to this land; so our river is named Brown Silence honouring a tragic British monarch who didn’t set foot on this continent.
River boundaries The river was the ancient boundary between Minjungbal and Arakwal country; Arakwal south to Byron, Minjungbal north to the Nerang River at Southport. The Arakwal people called the river Durungbil. The area known today as Durrumbul is where the river emerges
A causeway on a causeway that is set to be replaced with a bridge later in the year.
from the hills to meander across the floodplain to the tidal reach at Mullumbimby. The marshes and wetlands of the estuary were a major food source and an important place for ceremonies and trade.
Cedar roads Cedar-getters used the river to float their logs down to the sea, but for most settlers it has long been an obstacle, prone to frequent flooding. Bare feet, boots and horse hooves easily cross the stony fords of the upper reaches, but wagon wheels, weighed down with heavy cedar logs, bogged easily. Initially the crossings were stabilised with logs, rocks and gravel, and later with concrete and later
half-pipe culverts. Over time the causeways randomly evolved through necessity but were never strategically planned. The Brunswick is by nature a short and fast flowing river and for more than a hundred years these causeways have effectively restricted the river flow like dam walls, trapping silt and flood debris in the system.
Free-flowing fish The causeways also restricted the movement of fish. Eighteen fish species have been recorded in the Brunswick River; and while they all move around to some degree, some need to travel to the ocean to breed. The causeways, up to two metres high at some crossings,
present a physical barrier that fish can only cross in flood times. The result is depleted populations of apex aquatic predators like Silver Bass (Macquaria novemaculeata), Bull or Sea Mullet (Mugil cephalus) and Freshwater or Pinkeye Mullet (Trachystoma petardi); all are popular recreational fishing species. However, less conspicuous species like Galaxias are also disappearing – this is a bad sign as species diversity is the barometer of ecosystem health and productivity. A healthy river has resilient fish stocks that can sustain a recreational fishing resource if managed intelligently. Fifteen years ago NSW Fisheries personnel identified the Brunswick’s problems and
a plan was quietly hatched to make the Brunswick one of the cleanest rivers in Australia. Fees collected from recreational fishinglicences have been allocated to pay for removal of the causeways, and where necessary, replacing some with bridges. After years of planning the process is underway and within a year it is envisaged that all causeways between Main Arm Village and Mullumbimby will be removed.
Community bikeway hopes With increasing traffic in the Brunswick Valley there is mounting community pressure for a bikeway along the river, initially running from Mullumbimby to Main Arm Village, to provide peaceful, safe access to the river. If you would like to support the initiative you can sign a petition at the Main Arm Shop or email: mainarmbikeway@ gmail.com. Q Take an eco cruise or join the family-friendly Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads paddle on Sunday 27 May to experience the vibrant wildlife of the mangroves and wetlands in the
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John Campbell, your fatshaming review of I feel pretty almost brought me to tears. As someone who has studied nutrition for over ten years I can tell you that being larger than the average movie star is
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quite common, and difficult to treat without starvation. Amy Schumer is not obese, she’s a healthy and toned woman, with some extra adipose tissue around her mid-section, which may indicate a higher risk of heartdisease, but depending on her diet and exercise regime, she may well be very healthy for her body type. Genetics, the endocrine system, and the microbiome all play a vital role in how the body metabolises energy. Some bodies have different gut bacteria that see them hold on to calories, whereas some people can eat all day and struggle just to keep weight on. I know examples of all these people. In fact, I know two sisters aged 11 and 12; the oldest is tall and extremely skinny. The younger one has a completely different body shape. She is a lot bigger. They share the same parents and the same diet but have completely different body shapes. Maybe if you saw this little girl showing some confidence you might say to her ‘Go you good chubster’, like you did about the movie’s main char-
disposed of. The ongoing tragedy at Williamstown, near Newcastle, where contamination has ruined the lives of many farming communities, demands that all questions addressing environmental ethics become an issue of public concern for all Australian communities. In this case the government refuses to address duty of care but continues to supply bottled water. It is now planning sand mining within the contaminated site bringing more distress to the suffering community. International principles aimed at addressing a healthy planet uphold clean air, water and soil. Byron must uphold the same principles now more than ever – despite the demands of developers. Jo Faith Newtown
continued from page 11 taminated with asbestos?’ Addressing the issue of radioactive soil he also asks: ‘What was the level and how much of this contaminated soil was deposited in an approved site?’ I wrote to Council months ago following my notification of EPA – who directed me back to Council regarding the issue of radioactive soils at the Mercato site; and have received no response. During the time of no reply from Council the excavation at Mercato site continued. The Byron Environment Centre (BEC) continues this research with Council addressing formality guidelines; it also awaits information on the Mercato development application. In reltaion to air monitoring during excavation, Safeworks have asked whether this has been adequately addressed by Mercato? The BEC have informed me that the issue of contaminated water could now be a possiblity at the Mercato site owing to heavy rain levels. Questions remain about how and where this water will be
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acter. But you won’t see this little girl looking at herself with any confidence. In fact, my daughter tells me this little girl talks about wanting to kill herself. She’s in primary school, she’s only 11 years old, and she already feels so out of place and inadequate that she wants to end her life. How’s that for an awful movie, that attitudes like yours helped to write. John, I get what you’re saying about today’s pop-culture diet deserving no positive regard, but we Byronites take seaweed crackers and sesame snaps to the movies, and your review of this movie misses the point entirely. Sometimes I wonder about your caustic point of view. Is it because you are starved of affection? Is it because you were criticised heavily as a child? Or perhaps your birth chart has some harsh Virgo aspects? I’d recommend you follow a diet of love and compassion to ease your symptoms and to help you avoid a future of enforced celibacy and hateinduced degenerative disease. Sheri Hutchings Brunswick Heads
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Malcolm Murray’s letter (May 9) raises many questions that the management of water and recycling (W&R) should be made to answer. Mr Murray references the Brunswick Valley Waste Water Steering Committee (WWSC) of which I have attended several as acting coordinator of W&R. Committee members were continually asking questions about the infiltration problems into the Mullumbimby collection system. I never witnessed a constructive answer given by W&R’s representatives. But many a joke was cracked at the Bayshore Drive depot the following day. The jokes were about the committee members expecting W&R representatives to give answers. I am now a member of the Waste Water Advisory Committee (WWAC) and in 2018 we are still asking the same questions as the committee you were part of in 1998. And still we are not getting any constructive answers. The BSC’s utility manager stated the Mullumbimby
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Public School was flooding the sewer gravity mains with stormwater during wetweather events. I am aware this has been occurring from around 2008. I asked the question ‘how could it enter the gravity sewer mains as they are two separate systems?’ The utility manager’s answer was, ‘I don’t know’. During rain events there are people in Mullumbimby who are unable to flush their toilets. BSC’s utility management assured at least one resident this would be resolved once Brunswick Valley STP was finished. BVSTP was commissioned in 2011 and the household still can’t flush their toilet during a rain event. Problems with the collection system are not restricted to the BVSTP. In Ocean Shores there are sewer manholes in low-lying areas discharging raw sewage over the surrounding ground and I am aware of toilets not being able to be flushed during rain events. This has been raised in committee and the answers we got from W&R representatives was, ‘well they don’t call us’. Ratepayers in the Shire continued on page 14
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Letters FLAWED LAWS
Psychic Self-Defence Act 2018 This is not a flawed law but a suggestion for politicians… Tired of psychic-energy vampires? Well then, it’s time to enact the Psychic Self-Defence Act 2018. While it’s unlikely any houses of parliament would consider such a proposal (or bill), those who are connected to the non-terrestrial worlds may want to consider this as a way to provide a shield from psychicenergy vampires or sociopaths. We all know them; they may be in the workplace or the family. They talk at you, don’t listen. They take without asking and don’t return what is yours. Worst is they can suck the life out of a room by trying to draw attention onto themselves. At parties or gatherings, they are known to feed upon victims, suckling on the life force of others. These vampires need to feed on the energy of others because they have little or no spiritual juju of their own. So let’s make sure we are prepared and make it law! It could well complement smudging with sage, meditation to strengthen the aura, repeating affirmations and cord cutting. Find out more about flawed laws at: flawedlaws.org and facebook.com/flawedlaws Brought to you by The Echo in the interest of people, not corporations or a police state
North Coast news daily: continued from page 13 need to be aware that the STPs at West Byron and Brunswick Valley are known as biological reduction plants. The downside of these plants is that once they reach their hydraulic load, they have to be duplicated. They cannot be expanded. This is more reason why the infiltration problem is looming as a major problem and expense. This current council needs to ensure their staff have the competency and experience in the latest technologies to solve the infiltration problems. Alan Dickens Brunswick Heads Q It is unlikely Mr Murray’s call for a moratorium (Letters 9 May) will address Council’s ongoing recalcitrance to resolve the sewerage issue. Contrary to Mr Murray’s statement, the Brunswick
Valley Sewerage Treatment Plant (BVSTP) has not reached its capacity. The BVSTP was designed for a 3.8ML/day capacity. This is equivalent to 6,440 households or 15,833 people each using 240l/day. The 2016 census figures stated the population of Mullumbimby and surrounds and that of Brunswick Heads to be 5,333 persons. This is well below the capacity of the BVSTP. Upon approval by Council, a dwelling is given what is called an Equivalent Tenement (ET) to send its grey and black water to the STP for treatment. It is irrelevant as to whether or not the dwelling is occupied permanently or casually by say, tourists. The ET stands at 590l/day. Day-tripping tourists do add to the load on the STP but not to the extent of a household’s cooking, wash-
ing and showering. In dry weather, the BSC’s utilities manager states a conservative inflow figure to the BVSTP is 1.3Ml/day. This figure can be expected to vary as new development brings additional connections to the STP. Consequently, there is capacity in the system of 2.5ML/day equivalent to 4,237 dwellings. So why are the inflow figures during rain events above the 3.8ML/day? It’s called infiltration and the scale is horrific with the volume, frequency and duration directly affected by rainfall. In the latest figures from Council, which covered a 61day period ending 31.3.18, 29.5 per cent of those days recorded inflows above 3.8ML/day. BVSTP was not designed or paid for to treat stormwater infiltrating a brokendown earthenware collection system. It’s unlikely a Clause 45 Sewerage Moratorium can be justified when it is staff ’s poor performance in failing to push for the replacement of this system that is the issue. The replacement of this system would solve a problem they have known about for decades. Patricia Warren Brunswick Heads
No to sand mine
There is a loud, clear and unambiguous message from our community that we do not want a new sand mine at Lennox Head. The public meeting held last week at the Lennox Head Community Centre was attended by over 150 people. The work that has been done by the No New Sand Mine for Lennox group has been inspiring and uplifting. We got a detailed briefing on the impact that this new mine will have on local residents, local roads and our environment. With more than one truck per minute moving along Ross Lane at peak periods, the risk of acid sulfate soils leaking into North Creek and the noise and dust impacts on residents, this proposal must be stopped immediately. There were representatives from all political parties saying loud and clear that the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) should say no. Asren Pugh Labor candidate for Ballina
Vegan camp support
As founder and director of Rainbow Yoga, I support Mark Franklyn’s endeavor to build a vegan camping ground, spa, and yoga and meditation retreat in Mullumbimby. Mark and I share a vision 14 May 16, 2018 The Byron Shire Echo
netdaily.net.au of making this world a better place by bringing conscious living and relating to as many people as we can. We have seen the wonderful effects that our unique social, interactive and playful yoga has on people and communities, and its power to connect people and bring us all closer together with kindness and love. We want to share our passion for this transformation with as many people as we can, and believe that creating a physical space for it in Mullumbimby will be a great aid in this. I have visited Mark’s property and have listened, read and viewed the plans and I can see many benefits for our community, bringing even more life and prosperity to our beautiful town. As a company running teacher training and retreats, I find it hard to find locations big and affordable enough in our area to run them. Mark’s vision is to create a space that will comfortably accommodate groups such as mine with a variety of budget options. Mark’s plans to have ample parking and the proximity of the location to Mullum’s centre will help to make the town bustle with life without having more cars in town. Mark told me he also plans to have bicycles available for the retreat guests for this purpose. We are here to make Mullumbimby better and brighter than ever, and we hope you can be a part of this vision with us. Amir Yaffa (Gopala) Mullumbimby Creek
Surely it’s time to re-think the Triathlon in Byron Bay? The fact that a large part of town can be literally shut down for a bike race is a gross inconvenience to residents reasonably needing to move around town. This year again the roads in town were closed for five hours. Any travel in town encountered delays and roadblocks, unhelpful traffic controllers, gridlock and confusion. I was stranded, in my own town. Shops are empty. Staff are idle. Residents are fed up. I am not anti-sport or anti-race but surely Council can see this event in this town is a gross inconvenience to the majority of residents who rely on the single transit route through town. There are other more appropriate places for such a race and the paltry donations from the organisers don’t make it all right. Dave Moss Byron Bay
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Articles A strategic solution to globalised authoritarianism Helena Norberg-Hodge We urgently need widespread awareness of the big picture of economic deregulation and its impacts on our communities and personal lives. It is only ignorance about this system that enables the pseudo-solutions of Trump, Brexit, Duterte and others to gain strength, even as the global economic system marches onwards, unfettered. Despite the fact that these right-wing political forces are often branded as ‘antiglobalist’, they are actually serving to strengthen global monopolies. Any movement to address the woes of the disenfranchised must expose and diagnose the systemic illness of economic deregulation, and also present a coherent alternative.
Localisation I believe economic localisation is the most strategic solution. The localised path would involve a 180-degree turnaround in economic policy, so that business and finance become place-based and accountable to democratic processes. This means reregulation of global corporations and banks, as well as a shift in taxes and subsidies so that they no longer favour the big and the global but instead support small scale on a large scale. Rebuilding stronger, more diversified, self-reliant economies at the national, regional and local level is essential to restoring democracy and a real economy based on sustainable use of natural resources. To bring this change about we need to build up diverse and united people’s movements to create a political force that can bring about systemic localisation. It means making it clear that business needs to be place based in order to be accountable and subject to the democratic process. We need to start talking politics with one another – with those concerned about social justice and peace, those focused on unemployment, environmental issues, or spiritual and ethical values. In some countries we’ve seen glimpses of the widespread desire for fundamental change. In the last UK election, the Labour Party manifesto included several measures, such as renationalising key sectors that have been taken over by private
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corporations. In the US, the 2016 presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders was another example of a politician responding to the growing chorus of voices critical of corporate control of the economy. However, the issue is complex: the nation state remains the political entity best suited to putting limits on global business, but at the same time more decentralised economic structures are needed, particularly when it comes to meeting basic needs. These localised economies require an umbrella of environmental and social protection strengthened by national and even international regulation, but determined through local political engagement. Localisation is a solutionmultiplier. It can restore democracy by reducing the influence of big business on politics and holding representatives accountable to people, not corporations. It can reverse the concentration of wealth by fostering the creation of more small businesses and keeping money circulating locally. Localisation enables people to see the impacts of their actions: in smallerscale economies, one readily knows if food production is dependent on toxic chemicals, if farm workers have been mistreated, and if the land remains healthy; therefore business becomes more accountable. By prioritising diversified production for local needs over specialised production for export, localisation redistributes economic and political power from global monopolies to millions of small producers, farmers and businesses. It thereby decentralises political power and roots it in community, giving people more agency over the changes they wish to see in their own lives. The exponential growth in localisation initiatives— from food-based efforts like
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community gardens, farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture schemes and urban agriculture, to local business alliances, decentralised renewable-energy schemes, tool-lending libraries and community-based education projects–attests to the fact that more and more people are arriving, in a largely commonsense way, at localisation as a solution to the problems they face.
Elite locals A major challenge to the acceptance of a localist agenda has been the impression that local and natural are ‘elitist’ and affordable only to those of comfortable means. Corporate think tanks have been effective in disseminating this message, but the relatively higher cost of healthy alternatives–whether organic food, local natural building materials and fibres, or alternative medicine–is largely a product of externalised costs and government subsidies for export-oriented corporate production. Strip away the artificial support and the cost of globalised products would be out of reach for most. Food is something that everyone, everywhere, needs every day, so a key focus should be on rebuilding the local food economy. This strengthens the entire economy, rebuilds community, and helps heal the environment. It also contributes to resiliencey in the face of climate change.
Redundant trade The global food system is inefficient, especially with ‘redundant trade’. In a typical year, Britain exports over 100,000 tonnes each of milk, bread, and pork, while importing nearly identical amounts. The same is true in the US, which exports and imports nearly 1 million tonnes of beef, and hundreds of thousands of tons of potatoes, sugar, and coffee. As it is, the trade-based
food system is incapable of feeding the current global population sustainably. With food more tightly controlled by corporations than ever before, some 870 million people are undernourished – even though there is enough food to feed everyone on the planet. To support the local food movement, subsidies could be redirected towards strengthening local infrastructures, including distribution lines that connect local producers with local consumers, and even giving financial support to small-scale, diversified farms themselves. Such policy changes would see local, job-rich, community-based, ecological economic systems become the mainstream remarkably quickly. Similarly, reducing subsidies for fossil fuels and increasing taxes on polluting industries would internalise many of the hidden costs of resource-intensive economic systems, bringing market prices more in line with actual resource and pollution costs. These shifts would have the effect of making local products the cheaper, more accessible option.
Authoritarianism The rise of authoritarianism is just one of many interrelated impacts of economic globalisation. Today’s global economy heightens economic insecurity, fractures communities, and undermines individual and cultural identity – thereby creating conditions that are ripe for the rise of authoritarian leaders. If globalisation’s environmental costs – climate change, desertification, flooding – are allowed to rise, we can expect ever larger waves of refugees that will further destabilise nation-states while straining their willingness, as well as their ability, to act humanely. The most strategic way to address all of these crises is to immediately begin scaling down and decentralising economic activity, giving communities and local economies the ability to meet as many of their own needs as possible, including the human need for connection. Q Helena Norberg-Hodge is a pioneer of the new economy movement and recipient of the Alternative Nobel prize, the Goi Peace Prize and the Arthur Morgan Award. Helena is the founder and director of Local Futures and The International Alliance for Localisation: www. localfutures.org.
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We need your help in the process to shape the future of Byron Bay. Come along to one of our hands-on & solution focused workshops at Byron Community Centre, 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay: • on Thursday 31 May or Monday 4 June • 4.00-6.30pm • register at www.yoursaybyronshire/planningbbtc To achieve some of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan goals some amendments to our planning controls are necessary. We have some ideas around the changes, but need your input. How exactly the planning controls should be amended will be the focus of the workshops. The aspects of the Masterplan that we want to enable include: • facilitating well designed development of appropriate height & scale • deﬁning the edges of the town centre ‘business zone’ • protecting the character and vibrancy of the town • easing congestion & making the town centre more ‘people friendly’ More information: wwwyoursaybyronshire/planningbbtc
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SUMMERLAND CREDIT UNION BANGALOW BILLYCART DERBY 2018 Itâ€™s on again this weekend. The billycarts wiil thunder down the main street of Bangalow in this special community event. This year Summerland Credit Union have come on board as the major sponsor of the Derby, which will be a welcome injection of funds for the not-for-profit groups that benefit from the donations raised on the day.
RACE CATEGORIES ENTRY FEE $20 5â€“7 years Traditional/ Homegrown 8â€“11 years Traditional/ Homegrown 12â€“15 years Traditional/ Homegrown Parent and Child Traditional/ Homegrown
Open Traditional/Homegrown Junior Professional Open Professional Tag team Mothers Novelty Class Schools Challenge Traditional Schools Challenge Homegrown
The Billycart Derby is a wonderful example of a community event because there are no barriers to entry. It showcases good old-fashioned fun regardless of age or status. Everyone can take part whether as individuals, families, workplaces or schools. This year we have introduced the Menâ€™s Shed Challenge; with over 16 sheds in the northern rivers zone, the competition between sheds should be intense. The primary schools challenge will have $1,000 up for grabs spread over a number of categories with prizes going to the school P&C Associations. There are races for everyone â€“ boys and girls from five years of age through to â€˜opensâ€™ and celebrities. Other billycart categories range from traditional, homegrown, to professional and novelty where anything goes, so let your imagination loose.
All carts need to have good brakes, safe steering and weigh less than 75kg. For additional specifications and race rules please download from www.bangalowbillycart.com.au. Itâ€™s Billycart - avoid the street closure
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All your favourite activities will once again be happening at the Bangalow Billycart Derby, including the lunchtime parade starting at 12.30pm. Any group wishing to participate should contact Richard Millyard on 0428 573 511 or 6687 1540 or firstname.lastname@example.org and reserve your spot. As well there is the Pit Stop Fair at the Bangalow Primary School to entertain the kids and graze at exotic food stalls. There will be circus displays and musicians to entertain throughout the day, and donâ€™t forget the Lions Club barbecue for a tasty sausage or steak sandwich. This event relies totally on community support, so if anyone is interested in doing some voluntary work on the day, no matter how small, please register through the Bangalow Billycart Derby website or leave your details on the volunteer list at either the Bangalow Newsagency or the Bangalow Post Office.
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1. A separate entry form is required for each billycart in each race category.
2. HELMETS ARE COMPULSORY and protective clothing is recommended. 3. All billycarts will receive a minimum of two runs - the first being a practice run.
4. If entrant and billycart fail to arrive at the start line the race will commence on time. 5. The same billycart cannot be used more than once in the
7am – 9am same race category. Scrutineering and registration 6. Billycarts entered into age categories 5 – 15 years: driver & 8am – 8.45am passenger must be within the same age category. Practice runs 7. All billycarts will start from a standing start. 9am 8. No outside assistance is allowed at start line or while Billycart racing begins racing. 9am 9. No pedalling, pushing, paddling or propulsion of any kind Traditional and Homegrown 5–7 years is allowed. 9.20am 10. Billycarts must proceed under their own weight but Traditional and Homegrown 8–11 years rocking is permitted. 10.20am 11. Drivers and passengers must remain seated while racing. Traditional and Homegrown 12–15 years 11.30am 12. Billycarts must travel in a straight line: no swerving, Traditional and Homegrown Parent/Child weaving or turning from side to side. 11.45am 13. Any billycarts that crash will be disqualified. Any billycart Primary Schools Challenge (Traditional and crashed into may receive another run, time permitting. Homegrown) 14. Tag Team rules: three competitors per team comprising 12.00pm three legs using the same billycart i.e. the first leg team Trophy Presentation – Fire Station Park member rides billycart down the hill over the finish line, 12.30pm second team member runs the billycart, on foot, back up to the start line, tags the third member who rides billycart down Lunch and Street Parade the hill over the finish line. 1pm Mothers Race 15. All judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 1.15pm Traditional and Homegrown Seniors 16. A billycart or driver may be disqualified at any time at the discretion of the Chief Marshall. 1.45pm Professional Junior and Seniors 17. Unsafe billycarts, dangerous driving or bad conduct 2pm by participants will not be tolerated and may result in immediate expulsion or disqualification from the event for Men’s Shed challenge the whole day. 2.30pm 18. All billycarts and drivers must be available for Tag Team Races scrutineering between 7am and 8.15am at the top end of 2.45pm Byron Street. Late entries will not be accepted. Sporting Challenge 19. The Committee reserves the right to rearrange or cancel 3pm events. Celebrity Race 20. Three (3) wheeler billycarts can only enter as a 3.15pm Professional or Novelty category billycart. Trophy Presentation – Fire Station Park 21. No refunds. 3.25pm Street Clean-up – All welcome! 22. All participants enter at their own risk.
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Neat ideas for renovating a small home Last year, the federal government introduced downsizing incentives aimed at the baby-boomer set. Add this to rising capital-city property prices that give just about everyone an incentive to cash in on their big home, and it’s not surprising that more and more people are looking for smaller, less expensive places to live. However, when faced with the challenge of fitting years of accumulated stuff into a space that’s a quarter the size, it’s easy to come undone. In this article, we’ve put together some cool ideas for maximising every inch of your new small-space home, to
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Get creative with storage Before we even start talking about cool storage ideas, you’ll want to get tough on yourself and get rid of the stuff you don’t need. Once you’ve pared it back to the things you can’t live without, you can start thinking about incorporating clever storage solutions into the design of your home. Stairs are a hidden bonanza of wasted space that you can reclaim in a variety of ways. Another great tip is to use space vertically, not
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Why not tuck your washer and dryer away inside a kitchen cupboard and reclaim the Use your furniture as extra storage; laundry for a different use? You might even multifunctional furniture is also a great idea like to include a fold-out drying rack and – look for a coffee table with a shelf under it ironing board into the design for ultimate efficiency. Another option is to combine for books, or one that converts into a desk. your bathroom and laundry into one, so that There are plenty of beds and sofas available you can optimise the use of the plumbing. with hidden storage Recess where possible underneath, You could remodel the toilet and go for a and you can wall-hung throne. By concealing the tank in the wall, you’ll save space and achieve a more modern look. When it comes to the bathroom, recessing cabinets and installing a pedestal basin will free up room. Another tip is to use neutral colours and larger mirrors to create the illusion of space. A longer form of this article is in Acceptance Finance’s May newsletter. You can email Russel Shaw to subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Property Easy-care coastal lifestyle awaits Rare Package
20/2 Langi Place, Ocean Shores
132 Upper Wilsons Creek Road, Upper Wilsons Creek $1,250,000 2-3 1 1
10 Roses Road, Federal $610,000
Offering low maintenance coastal living at its very best, this stylishly renovated, immaculate apartment is set in one of Ocean Shoresâ€™ most enviable, peaceful and convenient locations. From the moment you enter this property, youâ€™ll be captivated by its light, bright and airy ambience, thanks to high ceilings and wide sliding glass doors. You have picturesque ocean views toward Byron Lighthouse, as well as fresh sea breezes throughout the apartment and on the expansive balcony, which stretches across the width of this attractive property. Thereâ€™s plenty of space for alfresco entertaining or quiet relaxation here too. You canâ€™t beat the location! Avid golfers can savour the opportunity to live right on the doorstep of the championship golf course on offer at Ocean Shores Country Club. Itâ€™s just a short stroll to New Brighton beach or the river for a swim and the local shops are just a few minutesâ€™ walk away too. This beautifully presented property is located in a well-maintained complex which offers a large inground pool and direct access to the Country Club. With such an incredible location and lifestyle on offer, this property is sure to please. View: By Appointment Contact: Julie-Ann Manahan LREA Licensee/Principal 0411 081 118 Raine & Horne Ocean Shores / Brunswick Heads
Live in the vibrant community of Federal! Character brick home with charm & warmth. Featuring solar power, high raked ceilings & wood heater. Open plan living & dining with access to verandahs. Kitchen with timber benches, gas cooking & plenty of cupboard space. Tiled master with a built-in, walk-in robe, which opens into its own sunroom with access to the front verandah. There is an open loft style bedroom. Outside find two covered verandahs perfect for entertaining plus an in-ground saltwater pool. There is a carport attached to the double lock up garage which has a concrete slab, storage loft, built-ins & power on both sides. All this plus 6.45KW of solar power & a 18,000L water tank. This property is in an ideal location, within walking distance to the buzzing Doma Cafe and general store. It is 20 minutes to Mullumbimby & Bangalow while Byron Bay is 25 minutes. Enjoy day trips to the world heritage rainforests & national parks Inspect by appointment Open: Contact: Katrina Beohm 0467 001 122 Katrina Beohm Real Estate
River Cottage is the perfect sanctuary away from the hustle & bustle of city life. Set in an idyllic location, the home has an unrivalled outlook over some of the most stunning rainforest & picture perfect river frontage the area has to offer. Wilsons River originates a short distance from the property & flows only metres away from the home giving it a clean, abundant water supply & your own amazing natural swimming pool. The original 1900s farmhouse has been lovingly restored & benefits from wrap around verandas, open plan living & plenty of light filtering in through the northerly windows. If you are looking for peace & tranquillity where you can let your creative juices flow, then look no further than this paradise.
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Property Sophisticated beach house
The Echo: reaching far more people each week
33 Helen Street, South Golden Beach 3
Estate Planning You’re never rich enough to live (or die) without it
A five minute stroll to unspoilt beaches, this stunning home is modern, beautifully appointed and provides an enviable chic lifestyle. The serene 639m2 block is in a quiet cul-desac, near to sports fields, shops and less than half an hour’s drive to Byron Bay. Wide hallway features polished select hardwood floorboards. Superb open plan living/ dining area set under high ceilings. Screened entertaining deck overlooks a tropical oasis pool. Lush gardens designed to reveal leafy vistas from all windows. Efficient stainless steel kitchen with huge butlers’ pantry. Comfortable bedrooms, fully fitted out contemporary bathroom. Indulgent master includes a walk-in robe and a sleek ensuite. Natural light, air conditioning and revitalising sea breezes. Large utility room, ample storage, internal access to garage. Walk to Mrs Birdy café, Schools and Community Centre. Auction: Saturday 2nd June, 1.30pm onsite Open: Saturday 11.30am–12pm Contact: Greg Price 0412 871 500 McGrath Byron Bay 6639 1200
Every day we speak with people from all walks of life about their estate planning documents, from Mum and Dad, the barista making your coffee to your children’s primary school teacher. Everybody needs to have their affairs in order should the untimely (or even timely) occur, no matter who you are. Whilst the requirement for estate planning is important for everyone, the importance of having these documents in place becomes even more evident as a person’s wealth increases and/or their personal situation becomes more complicated. Surprisingly, it is often the people at the top of the food chain who have the least effective or even non-existent estate planning. This can result in massive heartache for your loved ones as well as everyone who relies on you “when the time comes”. Put some thought into what you want to have occur “when the time comes”. There is nothing worse than watching a family struggle to come to terms with unsophisticated, open-ended, “holey” documents, which could leave them open to challenges, and litigation. Stuart Garrett Lawyers will put your documents in order, so there is no mistaking your intentions when you are no longer here to express them.
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RaineHorne Ocean Shores/Brunswick Heads 6680 5000 JUST LISTED
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What a surprise package – this is your work-from-home dream come true! You can’t tell from the outside so you must come on in & discover this spacious, aractive family home, perfect for entertaining, plus generous studio which is ideal for business within walking distance to Brunswick Heads. • 3 spacious living areas to choose from plus huge outdoor areas with ﬁreplace & spa • Large carport plus garage/storage area, security screens & extra shower & toilet
This immaculate strata unit is exceptional! Speciﬁcally designed for the over-50s owner/occupier, this unit is perfectly positioned, with a fantastic leafy outlook, common room & landscaped gardens just a short stroll to the beautiful Brunswick River & conveniently close to Ocean Shores Shopping Village. • Tandem auto garage, chair lift access from the garage level, 9ft ceilings • Kitchen as new absolutely immaculate, bathroom with wide shower
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Saturday 10.30am–11.00am $780,000–$820,000 Julie-Ann Manahan LREA / Licensee/Principal / 0411 081 118 Jason Dimar / Area Sales Specialist / 0477 222 452
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Property Open for Inspection BANGALOW REAL ESTATE • 132 Upper Wilsons Creek Rd, Upper Wilsons Creek. Sat 10–10.45am ELDERS BANGALOW • 15 Meadows Close, Bangalow. Sat 11–11.30am FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 853 Bangalow Road, Bangalow. Thu 12–12.30pm • 6/9 Hazelwood Close, Suffolk Park. Thu 12–12.30pm • 451 Coopers Shoot Road, Coopers Shoot. Thu 1–1.30pm • 4 Amber Drive, Lennox Head. Thu 2–2.30pm • 2/41 Montwood Drive, Lennox Head. Thu 4–4.30pm • 30 Cedar Crescent, East Ballina. Thu 5–5.30pm • Lot 6, 155–159 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park. Fri 10–10.30am • Lot 2/20 Azalea Street, Mullumbimby. Fri 11–11.30am • 1635–1651 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Mullumbimby. Fri 12–12.30pm • 106 Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Sat 9–9.30am • 46 Cowper Street, Byron Bay. Sat 9–9.30am • 31 Cemetery Road, Byron Bay. Sat 9–9.30am • 30 Cedar Crescent, East Ballina. Sat 10–10.30am • 21 Plantation Drive, Ewingsdale. Sat 10–10.30am • 18 Coral Court, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • 50 Cowper Street, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • 18 Booyong Court, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am • 3/23 Poinciana Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 10–10.30am • 15 Plantation Drive, Ewingsdale. Sat 10–10.30am • 6/9 Hazelwood Close, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am • 2/92 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 2/41 Montwood Drive, Lennox Head. Sat 11–11.30am • 16 Dinjerra Place, Mullumbimby. Sat 11–11.30am • 48 Ruskin Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 94 Corkwood Crescent, Suffolk Park. Sat 11–11.30am • 43 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 11–11.30am • 6/45 Belongil Crescent, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 1980 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Mullumbimby. Sat 11–11.30am • 5/37 Bottlebrush Crescent, Suffolk Park. Sat 12–12.30pm • 5 Beachside Drive, Suffolk Park. Sat 12–12.30pm • 45 Narooma Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm
• 22 Palm Lily Crescent, Bangalow. Sat 1–1.30pm • 58 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 1–1.30pm • 31 New City Road, Mullumbimby. Sat 1–1.30pm • 451 Coopers Shoot Road, Coopers Shoot. Sat 1–1.30pm • 4 Amber Drive, Lennox Head. Sat 2–2.30pm • 853 Bangalow Road, Bangalow. Sat 2–2.30pm • 234 Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra. Sat 2–2.30pm FORSALEBYAGENT • 16 Gardenia Ct, Mullumbimby. Sat 10.45–11.30am KATRINA BEOHM REAL ESTATE • 27 Cemetery Road, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 62 Sunrise Boulevard, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • 7 Ocean Avenue, New Brighton. Sat 1.30–2pm LJ HOOKER BRUNSWICK HEADS • 39 Helen Street, South Golden Beach. Thu 12–12.30pm • 17 Binya Place, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am • 21 Palmer Avenue, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 5 Bower Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 11–11.30am • 4A Gin Gin Crescent, Ocean Shores. (Vacant Land) Agent on site Sat 11–11.30am • 36A Booyun Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 12– 12.30pm • 8 Hardy Avenue, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 39 Helen Street, South Golden Beach. Sat 12– 12.30pm • 24 Warrambool Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 1–1.30pm • 41 Yalla Kool Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 1–1.30pm McGRATH BYRON BAY • 50 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • 34/31 Hayters Drive, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am • 12 Old Byron Bay Road, Newrybar. Sat 10–10.30am • 9 Coogera Circuit, Suffolk Park. Sat 11–11.30am • 2 Mackellar Court, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 34 Mia Court, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 284 Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby. Sat 11.15–11.45am • 33 Helen St, South Golden Beach. Sat 11.30am–12pm • Lot 4, 43/31 Hayters Drive, Suffolk Park. Sat 12–12.30pm
• Lot 5, 43/31 Hayters Drive, Suffolk Park. Sat 1–1.30pm RAINE & HORNE OCEAN SHORES • 11 Pottsville Road, Mooball. Sat 9.30–10am • 7 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 10.30–11am • 4 Elfran Avenue, Pottsville Beach. Sat 10.30–11.30am • 124 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 29 Natan Court, Ocean Shores. Sat 12.30–1pm • 10 Philip Street, South Golden Beach. Sat 1–1.30pm • 3 Kanandah Court, Ocean Shores. Sat 1.30–2.30pm
New Listings FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 45 Narooma Drive, Ocean Shores. $550,000 to $600,000 • 1–9/113 Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Contact Agent • 15 Plantation Drive, Ewingsdale. $1,795,000 to $1,950,000 • 234 Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra. Auction If Not Sold Prior McGRATH BYRON BAY • 2 Mackellar Court, Byron Bay • 50 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay RAINE & HORNE OCEAN SHORES • 10 Mayes Hill Road, North Tumbulgum • 3/1 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores • 3 Kanandah Court, Ocean Shores
Auctions ELDERS BANGALOW • 592 Booyong Road, Booyong. July date pending FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 451 Coopers Shoot Road, Coopers Shoot. Auction 19 May 1.30pm. If Not Sold Prior • 4 Amber Drive, Lennox Head. Auction 2 June 12pm. Guide $695,000 to $750,000 • 14 Clavan Street, Ballina. Auction Sat 30 June 11am
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Festival of the Stone coming Our cool local brewer Stone & Wood host an annual Festival of the Stone that has become quite the event, and this year you’re invited. But be quick. Come along and kick back as the sun sets and the beer flows. Enjoy live music and food-truck cuisine with your friends and family at the annual event that celebrates the release of their dark winter seasonal Stone Beer.
fired stones (ie stones heated on a wood fire) to the kettle (big pot with beer-making ingredients) to rouse the boil, the malt characters are intensified. That contributes to the beer’s roasted caramel aroma that’s balanced with a warming, full-bodied cocoa flavour… a good beer for winter! All profits from this event go to the not-for-profit Ingrained Foundation, set up by Stone & Wood to donate to worthy causes, for example Big Scrub Landcare, who say, ‘It is simply fantastic that we are able to partner with Stone & Wood for the Festival of the Stone. We are so proud of the work the team do to help our charity.’
The first kegs of 2018 Stone Beer will be tapped and available until the tap runs dry. Brewed eight weeks ago, the beer honours the ancient techniques of brewing. By adding wood-
Tickets are $30 via Eventbrite (tip: last year there were none available at the door!) and transport to and from the brewery will be available. To guarantee your alert for ticket pre-sale, make sure you sign up at www.festivalofthestone.com. More info: Sat 9 June 2018 at Stone & Wood www.festivalofthestone.com
Biggest Morning Tea coming soon! Funds raised from Australia’s Biggest Morning tea help support, through the Cancer Council, livesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs as well as subsidised transport to medical appointments. Northern rivers residents are invited to host a morning tea and gather friends, family or colleagues to share food and give support to people affected by cancer. Visit www. biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.
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For example, the Fig Tree Restaurant (named after its historical 150-year-old fig tree) is hosting an event on Tuesday 22 May to which a multitude of sponsors have donated prizes this year, including Victoria’s at Ewingsdale, Brookfarm, The Book Room Collective and The Farm, just to name a few. Katie Buczynski of Fig Tree says, ‘Byron Bay is an extremely close community where we support invaluable charities such as this. Each year our event showcases the baking talent and traditions of our local country community in support of the Cancer Council. Expect to taste authentic home baking at its finest.’
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Eating Out Guide
Ballina RSL Club
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Targa Modern European
1 Grant St, Ballina 6681 9500 www.ballinarsl.com.au Open 7 Days Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
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Cafe • Restaurant • Bar 11 Marvell Street
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
Spanner Crab Spaghettini Grilled Soy, Sesame Tofu Burger Salad of Seared Rare Beef Bangalow Pork Gyoza Char-grilled Moreton Bay Bug
WATERFRONT DINING Come watch the boats go by and the dolphins play whilst you take in one of our SENSATIONAL SUNSETS
Byron Bay 6680 9960 targabyronbay.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Elixiba Open 12pm–Late Every day Shop 10, Feros Arcade 23 Jonson St 6685 6845
Finn Poke Restaurant 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
Fresh Healthy Delicious
Hawaiian and Japanese flavours Signature Poke Bowls • High-quality diced raw fish, vegetables, sauces & spices • Vegetarian - Vegan options Any Poke Bowls $15.95 | Tuna Poke Bowl $17.95 www.finnpoke.com.au FB Finnpokebyron IG @finnpoke_
Mothers Day Music Mark Rideout acoustic from 12pm OPEN - Tuesday to Saturday evenings 7 days breakfast & Lunch 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. Nachos & Beer or Kombucha $20 every Monday Promotions every Wednesday Dine in/Takeaway/Catering/Functions
BEACH FRONT DINING
7:30am till late Coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, functions and weddings. Fully licensed.
Fish & chips by Byron Main Beach Or indulge in our ULTIMATE SEAFOOD PLATTER 6685 6011
1 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7632
Happy Chilli Garden Open 6 days - closed Sundays Byron St (opp Aldi) Byron Bay P 6680 9191 F 6676 4869 M 0403 516 793 email@example.com
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Hong Kong chef specialising in Chinese and Malay foods Fully licensed Dine In / Takeaway / Home Delivery Available
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Legend Pizza Open 7 days 9am till after midnight Shop 1 Woolworths Plaza 90-96 Jonson Street 6685 5700 www.legendpizza.com.au
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Full Cocktail & Wine Bar. Extensive Menu Includes Tapas, Mains, Desserts and Famous Woodfired Pizzas. 25 Childe St, Byron Bay 6680 9452
facebook.com/byron.legendpizza Scan code for our menu! BYO Home delivery 7 days Established 1992
St Elmo Dining Room & Bar
Trattoria Basiloco 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
Wood-fired pizzas & real Italian cuisine with a Sardinian twist Famous for seafood, meats and pasta dishes. We do special events functions.
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Breakfast/Lunch 7 days from 7am 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay Reservations 6685 7663 therocksbyronbay.com.au
The Rocks @ Aquarius has been beautifully renovated, and boasts a wide array of locally sourced brekky dishes, Byron Bay Coffee and fresh juices and smoothies to enliven the senses and prepare you for the day ahead. Late riser? Join us for lunch 12–2pm, when you can grab a selection of burgers, salads, fresh rolls. Here at The Rocks, we are a fully licensed cafe, which means you can enjoy an ice-cold beer, a sumptuous wine or a handcrafted cocktail with your meal!
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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
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The Branches Coffee Roasters
Funky warehouse cafe + boutique coffee roastery nestled in Mullum’s Industrial Estate.
Unit 7, 9–11 Towers Drive Mullum Industrial Estate Mon–Fri 6.30am–3pm 6684 6167 www.thebranches.com.au @thebranches
- All day breakfast + lunch - Fresh roasted single origin, direct trade/organic coffees - Vegan friendly + healthy options - Kid + pet friendly - Good tunes + vibes baby! - Specialty teas, tonic herbs + smoothies
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 and Dinner 12noon–11pm daily Weekend Breakfast 8am–11am Newrybar NSW 2479 Harvest Deli is open daily with take-away pastries, sandwiches 02 6687 2644 and salads. Mon–Sat 8am–5pm / Sun 8am–4pm www.harvestnewrybar.com.au Coffee Cart 6.30am–2pm daily @harvestnewrybar Harvest is available for events, weddings and catering.
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Gourmet burgers created by chefs Cocktails, wine and beers served all damn day. Group bookings available, please email email@example.com for reservations.
Open 7 days M–F 9am–5pm, S,S 9am–3pm Dine in and takeaway Licensed FB/Insta: EmpireMullum 20 Burringbar St, Mullum 6684 2306
New Vegetarian Restaurant We serve Tapas, share plates and daily chef’s specials. A plant based feast that is sure to leave an impression. Word on the street is we’ve got the best cocktails in town too.
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
Mullum’s iconic Empire Cafe serves up an exciting menu with something for everyone. Indulge yourself with a delicious brekky, the best burgers in town, or if it’s more your style enjoy healthy superfoods like acai bowls and buddha bowls plus loads more. If you need a treat there’s a selection of cakes and also healthier dairy-free, refined sugar-free treats. The house-made organic coconut ice-cream is a must try. Plus of course, great coffee, delightful teas, shakes, smoothies and all the rest. Enjoy the good vibes and satisfy your cravings!
Contemporary and Middle Eastern flavours • Breakfast and lunch • Wood-fired pizzas • Fresh juices • Great coffee www.lusciousfoods.com.au
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
Relaxed dining by the beach. Food that celebrates local produce served with a healthy dose of good tunes and good vibes. All welcome.
SPECIAL $12 LUNCH AND DINNER MENU All your favourites every lunch and dinner Experienced Thai chefs cooking fresh delicious Thai food for you. Fully Licensed and B.Y.O. for wine. Welcome for lunch, dinner and take-away.
Mon-Fri 12-3pm Dinner 7 days from 5pm. 3/109 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7798
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
Hidden away in Byron’s iconic ‘Eat street’ Bay Lane, The Hideout Cafe and Bar offers indoor, outdoor and deck dining
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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.
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
The Rocks @ Aquarius
Mon-Sat: 5pm till late. Sun: 5pm till 10pm. Cnr Fletcher St and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay 6680 7426
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
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Celebration cakes Personal catering services Event co-ordination and management
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The Italian Byron Bay 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
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MISH SONGSMITH CELEBRATES BEING HERSELF THE FIRST OF MISH SONGSMITH’S LONG-AWAITED ALBUM-LAUNCH SHOWS OF HER BRAND-NEW STUDIO ALBUM BE YOURSELF IS HITTING THE STAGE AT CLUB MULLUM ON SATURDAY! FEATURING MISH SONGSMITH ON PIANO, GUITAR AND VOCALS WITH A BAND OF INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS INCLUDING GEORGE URBASZEK ON DOUBLE BASS AND VONSTAR ON SAX AND CAJON! SUPPORT ACTS ARE THE AMAZING BYRON BAY SINGER/SONGWRITER PARISSA BOUAS AND PETER LEHNER’S NORTHERN RIVERS FOLK CHOIR. THE ECHO SPOKE WITH MISH ABOUT THE MAKING OF BE YOURSELF. This seems to have been an album made at a time in your life when things were getting very real. How did losing your father influence Be Yourself ? Losing Dad was shocking and changed my entire life in an instant. It was like a universal slap in the face to get on with recording my songs, which I’d been putting off for years. I also had this incredible feeling of fearlessness alongside my grief. It was a truly transformational time. I always expected Dad to pass away because he’d been sick for years, but in the weeks before he died it was the farthest thing from my mind. The song Be Yourself had already been written and later became the title of my album because I’d suddenly ‘become myself’ 100 per cent free of doubt or fear, with an incredible driving force that’s been unstoppable ever since. As a musician, and particularly as an independent musician, is it hard to maintain belief in yourself and to push yourself continuously? I found it very hard in my 30s to stay confident and to believe in myself and my music. After two years of working full time as a musician and talking myself out of self-promotion and then wondering why no-one turned up to my gigs, I felt like I wasn’t good enough. It was too hard to pay the bills, so I chose to take on other work teaching music, and as a disability support worker. It was great to get a regular wage, yet after about five years my songs started to take over my mind (it’s funny, they start singing to me!), and the yearning to play more often than every now and then came back strongly, which was around the time of Bentley. You talk about being ‘homeless’ and living in your van. How did this transient or more gypsy life impact on your music making? Is housing stability and affordability an issue for musicians? Eleven days before Dad died I moved out of a longterm relationship to ‘have some space’ and house sat for a friend for eight weeks. During that time the relationship ended, and I couldn’t find a place to live. Now I see that was because I was waiting to meet the love of my life! I moved in with her a short
time after we got together. At the time I enjoyed sleeping in my van and staying with a friend on her property. It was fun, comforting and freeing, as I wasn’t sure where I was going or where I’d end up. I was talking a lot to Dad’s spirit up on the top of my friend’s land, where I could see out over the mountains, watch the sun rise and set, and really be with Dad and my grief. It did impact on my music making! I played a lot of guitar and gigs at the time, and wrote a love song soon after I’d fallen in love. I’m not sure if housing stability is an issue for musicians, but I know of musicians who play full time and live in their van, who struggle with having a stable home, because they choose to tour and live on the road. I think it’s a choice that some musicians make as it’s cheaper living in your van when you’re on the road often. And it certainly is a big adventure! In my situation it was more that there was a housing shortage at the time, and I didn’t really want to do the housemate thing again. You also talk about falling in love with an old acquaintance. I love those stories... How did love suddenly find you? Did this new relationship feed into the album too? Yes, my new love has inspired two love songs on the album! They’re my newest babies. Love found me soon after Dad died. This old acquaintance that I didn’t know all that well saw my journey of losing Dad on Facebook, and kindly invited me to sleep in my van on her property anytime I needed to. We had two awesomely fun nights getting to know each other, and after that I couldn’t stop thinking about her and felt so strongly that I just couldn’t let these feelings slip by. I was so shocked that I felt such big love so soon after coming out of a long-term relationship. I’m pretty sure Dad orchestrated it all! It was true love this time for sure; finally we had found each other. It’s the biggest, surest and bravest love I’ve ever experienced. It’s been 21 months of kind, joyous, reciprocal, easy love. How does your emotional being resolve itself with your creativity? Is it implicated in everything you do; is it hidden? I am always intrigued how artists reveal their hearts but also
have to protect themselves and those around them from being too ‘exposed’ in the music they write? When I am writing, playing and singing, I am the best, most excited person that I can be! There’s nothing hidden emotionally when I’m writing. I’m not thinking about how people will respond to it. It’s my pure expression. My emotional being resolves itself through the songwriting, like journaling with words as well as melody. Being an only child I’m used to my own company, so when I’m in ‘the zone’ at the piano or guitar from a feeling that called me there, it’s like someone else is writing and I am merely the vessel… other times it’s the chords that I fall in love with and later the lyrics match up, which could take many months or years to be completed. With Be Yourself it was the words that came first. Words that I wanted to express for my own learning, which in turn could inspire others. I write songs to uplift the world; sounds cheesy, but it’s true. To protect people from being too ‘exposed’ I lend a hand from the poet in me to add and embellish, soften and personify nature and things, like wordplay, rather than making stories too specific. Songwriting actually seems to reveal more of me than anyone else, and it’s taken me a long time to feel brave enough to play without concern about opening myself up to strangers to look inside. I guess that’s the gift that I can share that may then reflect onto the listener and reveal things about themselves that they may have kept hidden through fear, guilt or shame. Tell me about this new album – where was it recorded? What was the feel you were going for? My new album has 10 songs. There are two ballads: Be Yourself is jazzy, You Bring Me Home is kinda country, Flood is a bit folky, Revolving is ‘mish political’ and A Cup of Tea is cute! The songs are all
played by me on piano, guitar, trumpet and vocals with the added colours of the cajon, percussion and guitars played by the amazing Julz Parker from The Hussy Hicks. When I approached sound engineer Patty Bom, who recorded the 21 songs (yep I’ve got another 11 up my sleeve for later!) I was expressing to her that I wanted to stay true to myself and keep the songs pure and simple. The feel I’m going for is 100 per cent Mish being herself, in all my colours and diversity of sounds and styles. I recorded some of the songs at SAE, did a day at Pete Murray’s Studio and two days at Old Dog Studio in Corndale. Tell me what to expect for the upcoming launch in Mullum. Two fabulous, community-spirited shows! My songs played with double bass, guitar, tenor and alto saxophones, trumpet, cajon, piano and three backing vocalists! Incredible support acts! WOOO HOOO! The first launch is on Saturday 19 May at Club Mullum, supported by the amazing Parissa Bouas. The second launch is on Saturday 26 May at The Gollan Hotel, Lismore, supported by funkstress Essie Thomas. Peter Lehner’s Northern Rivers Folk Choir opens both shows at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm and kids are free. Tickets are $25 at the door, or save $5 when you buy tickets online www.mishsongsmith.com for only $20 (all tickets include a free CD!) If you come along as a couple it’s only $35 for you both, which includes my CD! Tix at mishsongsmith. com | mullumexservices.com.au
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KILLING THEM SOFTLY
This weekend just past Australia awoke to the story of the horrific shooting in Margaret River. Seven people shot in a murder/suicide where a husband shot his wife, a father shot his daughter and a grandfather shot his four grandchildren.
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These types of crime are impossible to fathom. How does a person arrive at a point in their life where that becomes their strategy? What would drive a man to kill his family? There is nothing I can think of that would act as an adequate motivation for such an horrendous act.
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If you have reached such dire straits, why not just kill yourself? Isn’t that enough? Why kill the children? While I don’t condone suicide as a solution, at least I can understand and empathise with that. Killing yourself would have dignity and would allow your extended family to grieve.
Frontman Paul McKenna of The Paul McKenna Band sees the world as verses and choruses, and for more than a decade he has travelled the globe as a musician collecting the stories of everyday and exceptional lives. From there come the songs written and sung by a common man with a haunting voice. His vibrato is immediately recognisable and when he begins to weave a tale, an audience is stilled. Be it social injustice, inequality or an homage to the wonder and joy of simple things, he sings for everyone. His bandmates Ewan Baird, Conor Markey, Robbie Greig and Conal McDonagh weave unique melodies with traditional instrumentation. Sunday 27 May at Mullum Ex-Services – tix www.paulmckennaband. com $30/25/20 Doors 7pm show 8pm.
How does a family manage the trauma of mass murder? Knowing that the perpetrator of evil was someone you trusted. Was one of you. No-one has used the word domestic violence, but this is the worst outcome imaginable. This is a mass shooting. At home, by your dad. While they compare it to Port Arthur, it’s nothing like that. This wasn’t a sociopath on a rampage picking off victims like ducks on a shooting range. Bryant didn’t shoot his family. He shot strangers. He had never held one of those people in his arms and told them he loved them. This is worst-case-scenario domestic violence. Why don’t the media say that? Is it because we perceive domestic violence as not being properly serious enough to equate to this horror? When a man kills his wife, his daughter and his grandchildren it reaffirms the most dangerous place for women and children is in their home. The people we must fear are often the people we love. The perpetrator is not a stranger who sneaks through the window in the night. It is not random. It is not a lunatic on a shooting spree. This is someone they called Dad. Or Granddad. Someone they loved. Someone they trusted. Someone who stands beside them smiling in the family photos. Do they know? Do they know this man who holds the child, who gives his daughter away at a wedding, who laughs with his grandkids, do they know this is the person who will kill them? It makes it even more chilling. And even harder to understand what darkness took him to that place. All weekend I kept thinking about what happened. How it could have happened. What takes a person to that unthinkable place? How can a person arrive at the idea that this carnage is the solution to their problems? Did the family know they were in danger? Were they sleeping? Had he planned it? Had he known weeks before? Had he bought the ammunition days ahead? Were the guns sitting loaded waiting for the moment when he enacted the execution? In time the police investigation will uncover the answers, but right now I keep wondering how it could have happened. How a man could shoot his grandchild. These stories chill me a little more than most. My mother has told me a story of my father, an out-of-control violent alcoholic coming home after a three-day drinking binge being pursued by police. He’d beaten up a cop and decided he wanted to go to the hospital and kill him. I was only small, so my memory is only what my mother has told me.
ANCIENT GREEK FROM A MODERN MAN Harry James Angus, the explosive trumpet-playing singer from The Cat Empire, is known for his deeply original live performances in which the highest standards of musical craftsmanship are thrown into chaos, uncertainty, and ultimately transcendence. Featuring some of Australia’s finest jazz soloists, complete with horns, vocal chorus and Angus’s soaring trumpet, Struggle with Glory is a new project that explores the archetypal stories of Ancient Greek mythology – the savage and beautiful world of the Olympian gods, of Achilles and Odysseus, of sea nymphs and of the Minotaur, re-imagined through the swoop and holler of traditional gospel music. The call-and-response, emotionally charged tropes of American gospel bring these ancient stories to life. Like a church for pagans, Struggle With Glory is by turns celebratory and mournful, completed by tradjazz improvisations that will have even the strictest of pundits idol-worshipping in the aisles. Mullum Civic Hall on Friday 1 June. Show 8pm | Tix at redsquaremusic.com.
My father had a gun in the house, which my mother had hidden that day. She hated that thing; my father’s mental state made her acutely aware that the gun posed great risk to her and my safety. Her intuition told her to hide it. So she did. So later when he came home screaming ‘there’s only one way out of this. I have to shoot my way out,’ he couldn’t do it. He couldn’t find his gun. And one fact remains true: without a gun you can’t shoot anyone. The words mental illness have been used, as they often are in these circumstances. But this was methodical. The gunman aka father/grandfather/husband would have travelled room to room with the intention of shooting every member of his family. One after the other. Those who woke up would have been hunted down. The horror for that poor family on that dark night is unimaginable. What a terrible, terrible way to die. This is a mass shooting. It is also domestic violence. And it is terrorism. Maybe instead of watching for suspicious behaviour at airports… we need to spend more time looking a little closer to home.
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ROCK’N’ROLL ROYAL FAMILY Port Royal, Brisbane’s rock’n’roll royal family are debunking any preconceptions about rock’n’roll in this modern era with their new antithetical single Rock & Roll Is Dead. It is safe to say that Port Royal are quickly becoming one of most demanded emerging rock acts from Brisbane. Now with their new single Rock & Roll Is Dead these royals give a nod to everything that was loved about the likes of Jet, the Hives and the Vines in the early 2000s rock revival while never straying far away from the iconic blues formula of the 70s golden age of rock. They are joined by King Coaster, Mind and Garage Sale at the Byron Brewery on Friday. Free.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK WEDNESDAY
WITH HARRY NICHOLS
PORT ROYAL WITH
+ MIND + GARAGE SALE
JUST SAY NOMIKA Riding high on the success of a mountain-fresh rebrand and banging new single, Nomika is proud to announce the launch of their debut EP, Motion. The Brisbane band draws inspiration from the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Vulfpeck, Snarky Puppy and Anderson Paak. Drink deep from the funky well with Nomika and their partner in crime, Jabberwocky Down, at Byron Bay Brewery this Saturday from 7pm. Free entry.
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ROY GETS HIS VOICE BACK If you went to the Byron Theatre on 13 April to see Heaven & Hell, the story of the friendship of Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash as performed by Slim Pickens and Barry Ferrier, you would have been disappointed. Roy came down with laryngitis and lost his voice and the show had to be re-scheduled. The good news is that Roy has found his voice again and the show is on again this Friday! Catch them at the Byron Theatre.
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CAPSIS PLAYS CRISP
FIVE-TIME HELPMANN AWARD WINNER PAUL CAPSIS REPRISES HIS ROLE AS QUENTIN CRISP IN RESIDENT ALIEN, A SHOW THAT TELLS THE STORY OF HIS EARLY YEARS AS AN ANDROGYNOUS NUDE MODEL IN LONDON TO FINDING FAME AS THE FIRST TO SPEAK SO OPENLY ABOUT LIFE AS A GAY MAN. THERE WAS NO-ONE LIKE QUENTIN CRISP. Paul Capsis agrees. â€˜He was quite a character. Playing him is like crawling back into his skin; heâ€™s not an easy person to play. He walked in a particular way. He spoke in a particular way. So now I have to change my vocal tone and say things in the way he would have with little twitches and the way he used his mouth. I wanted to get as close to him as I could. To his vulnerability and sweetness. He was a sweet sweet manâ€Śâ€™ Although he was known for his quips and dark wit. â€˜I think he thought a lot,â€™ says Capsis, â€˜He was an outsider since he was a child in school; he was an outsider in his family; and until he went to New York, which he discovered it in the 1970s when he was in his 70s. â€˜For him that was when life finally made sense and there was acceptance. He didnâ€™t acknowledge he was a transexual until he was 90 â€“ it was still the beginning of people understanding what it meant to be inside the wrong body. â€˜Crisp liked the way women talked, and what they talked about; he found men uncomfortable, they didnâ€™t talk about things in a broad way in the way of women. Men still have that problem in a way. â€˜I think he is right when he said that modern man isnâ€™t rejoicing, he is complaining or in therapy or both!â€™ says Capsis.
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Later in life living in New York Crisp did a lot of interviews. Capsis says he was asked, â€˜Why on earth did you choose to make yourself so difficult? You were a homosexual, you hennaed your hair red and wear nail varnish. Crisp said, â€˜It was important that before people saw me, they could see who I was across the road. I was a one-man protest.â€™ His father didnâ€™t speak to him at all ever. He was the youngest; he had two brothers and a sister. The father worked incredibly hard, had another mouth to feed. As time progressed the father couldnâ€™t cope; his mother was close to him but petrified for him, but didâ€™t understand him at all. Her concern for Quentin wasnâ€™t how he presented that he could never work or be paid but his appearance prevented from being employedâ€Ś Crisp didnâ€™t have any success until1968 until he wrote The Naked Civil Servant; he was 60. It didnâ€™t sell well but someone came across the book and thought he sounded interesting and they were doing a documentary on men in London who live alone and so they approached him. It was the first time people in the UK met this person called Quentin Crisp. â€˜He showed himself as he truly was,â€™ says Capsis. â€˜He was living in an apartment in Chelsea that he hadnâ€™t dusted or cleaned
for 30 years. The documentary captures all that and prompted someone to make a film about his life. When they made the movie it was 1975 and John Hurt played him. America became obsessed with him and he became obsessed with America. He fell in love with New York and never went back, well until he died in Manchester, one month before his 91st birthday.â€™ In Resident Alien we are in New York. â€˜We see him in his filthy apartment,â€™ says Capsis. â€˜He has lived there for 18 years and not cleaned. He lives in an extreme way. In one room. His bathroom and toilet down the corridor. He had one little electric stovetop. He had his name in the phone book so people would ring him almost daily and heâ€™d say if you purchase my lunch then Iâ€™ll meet with you. That would often be his only meal. Otherwise heâ€™d use his burner and cook a potato or an egg or baked beans. That would be it. â€˜When he died they discovered he had $1.5 million in the bank. He had lots of books and a few basic clothes that were given to him. Shoes that were handed to him. He didnâ€™t drink or smoke, and I recently discovered an article when he was 88 and the interviewer went to his apartment and spent most of the article talking about the filth he lived in and said he found it difficult to be in the room, and couldnâ€™t understand why this celebrated man was living in these conditions.â€™ Ninety-eight per cent of Resident Alien is the work of Quentin Crisp, glued together by Tim Fountain and brought to life by Paul Capsis. â€˜Itâ€™s an amazing piece. It was a challenge last time I played the role, but it is a challenge againâ€Ś We get to play it to a new audience. I have more authentic wrinkles since two years ago. Itâ€™s very rare when you do a piece you get to revisit it. I am very fortunate. I believe this will be the best version and I wanted this to be more nuanced, to be more light and shade, to play with things more.â€™ NORPA at Lismore City Hall | Wed 23 May â€“ Saturday 26 May | 7.30pm | $25/$44/$49 |Bookings: www.norpa.org.au or call 1300 066 772 | Patron Advice: Recommended for ages 15+
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THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
Clem Halpin is the director of Ocean Shores’ newest and perhaps first ever theatre company – Halpin Productions Inc. They are currently presenting The Last of The Red Hot Lovers. Clem told us a little more about how it came to be. Why did you decide to relocate to Ocean Shores? Back in 2000 my wife Shelly and I decided we would like to live closer to the beach. We drove from the Gold Coast and investigated every little beachside town until we discovered and fell in love with South Golden Beach. For quite a while we commuted to and from the Gold Coast directing or performing in shows. We joined the Ballina theatre group, and had some great experiences, but driving there didn’t exactly eliminate the travel. One day I was driving out of the Ocean Shores Shopping Centre and noticed the ‘Hall for Hire’ sign outside the Community Centre across the road. And that’s basically how and where the new theatre group Halpin Productions Inc began. Why did you chooseLast of the Red Hot Lovers? It was more the writer than the show itself. I’ve always admired Neil Simon’s writing. His scripts are so relatable and usually extremely funny. I have previously directed his other shows The Goodbye Girl, California Suite, and performed in Chapter Two. Are you using any local talent in the show? Who? As it turned out, not from Ocean Shores itself. The actors starring in the show are: Gray Wilson: An extremely good actor who has played many roles for the Lismore Theatre Company. Kasadevi Curtis: Also from the Lismore Theatre Company and the Drill Hall Theatre Company, I have always admired her talent. Veronica Lovejoy: From Alstonville but has just finished her role as May Poppins, for Ballina Players Theatre. This is a very different role and Veronica is adapting to the character wonderfully. Lisa Walmsley: A talented writer and actor from Lismore; Lisa has taken ownership of her role extremely well. She has completed a number of theatre units at UNE as part of a BA and her experience shows. This show is also a fundraiser for some of friends of yours? A family close to ours has recently been rocked with the news that their (only) two sons have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The boys, Oliver (8) and Isaac (5), are going to need much assistance and equipment in the future and we hope that our small contribution can go a little way to helping ease some financial burden. What is your vision for Halpin Productions? We would love for Halpin Productions Inc to be warmly accepted and supported within the community. If Last of the Red Hot Lovers goes well, we’d love to explore other productions that would suit or that we could adapt for the stage at Ocean Shores Community Centre, and continue injecting a little theatre into our beautiful little seaside community. Playing at the Ocean Shores Community Centre this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. Tickets$25 on eventbrite.
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Over the next three Monday evenings (6.30–8.30pm) 14, 21, 28 May, The Drill Hall will be running a series of Commedia D’el Arte and Mask workshops for members. Annual membership is only $15 so if you’re keen to extend your skills you can sign up at the workshops. The workshops will be under the guidance of Brin Pritchard, a very experienced and skilled teacher and performer of mask-based work. If you are interested just turn up on Monday evening by 6.30.
OILS AND PIGS Midnight Oil 1984 is the story of the sweat-soaked, hardworking rock’n’roll band whose music galvanised a generation of young Australians and inspired them to believe in the power of music to change the world. Featuring the biggest hits from some of their most legendary shows, the movie gives you an Access All Areas pass to see the band behind the scenes and where the action is. Feel the electric energy onstage and witness the personal struggles of the band members as they try to balance the equally compelling demands of both music and politics when lead singer Peter Garrett decides to join the race for an Australian Government Senate seat. Friday at Pighouse Flicks.
CHEEKY CABARET Two years in, people continue to talk about the Cheeky Cabaret. The Brunswick Picture house continues to present some of the most incredible international artists from around the world. Bold and brash, sexy and dangerous, with tongue placed firmly in cheek, this is one party you will not want to miss! Smashing together circus, vaudeville, comedy and everything between, the Cheeky Cabaret has rightfully become the talk of the town. The cabaret features a different cast of troubadours, miscreants, delectable divas and cabaret queens every month, so no two shows are ever the same! You’ll leave spellbound, titillated and amazed. As always bring Grandma, but leave the little ones at home! Friday & Saturday at Brunswick Picture House at 7pm.
WHEN BEING WRONG IS SO RIGHT
BLEND NOAM CHOMSKY, LENNY BRUCE AND TERRENCE MCKENNA AND YOU HAVE ALAN CLEMENTS. MANDY NOLAN SPOKE WITH THE SPIRITUALLY ASTUTE HUMOURIST AHEAD OF HIS BYRON SHOW ABOUT SPIRITUALITY, MINDFULNESS AND OPIUM-LACED CIGARS. What does it mean to be spiritually incorrect? To me, spiritual incorrectness is not a dogma – a thing. It’s a radical way of being, free – a courageous act of conscience, a liberated personal choice of shameless authenticity. It’s also having the bravery to resist servitude, conformity, and collusion – and all other ways of numbing down. Who sets the standards? I take it there’s no regulatory body? The New Testament of spiritual correctness today is pretty much determined by what sells. The commercialisation of consciousness is big business. Mindfulness has become the performance-enhancing drug of choice for Google, American Express, Goldman Sachs and almost every other company on the Fortune 500. Even compassion has become a cash cow. Who sets the standards? CEOs, publishers, agents, publicists, and even ghostwriters for wanna-be spiritual authorities hoping to translate their India experiences into bestsellers. Corporations and their cogs determine who gets known and who doesn’t, what gets published and what doesn’t, what’s authentic spirituality and what isn’t, what’s true and worthy of notice and what isn’t. And the regulatory body is determined by profits driven by mind share, essentially how many followers you have on social media that like, love, share, tag and tweet you. It’s about the analytics of attention. It’s about commerce. Imagine Tony Robbins, Oprah, or Eckhart doing their gigs on a contribution basis? It’s about capitalism. It’s about money (and power too). What is the most spiritually incorrect thing you have ever done? Ironically, after years of not smoking anything, from the day I entered the monastery in Burma and ordained as a Buddhist monk, I started smoking opium-laced Burmese cigars. Why? It was all I could do to survive – going cold turkey after a two-year cocaine, alcohol and pharmaceutical drug addiction in LA, where I had been living. I did my last line of coke five minutes before I ordained. The list goes on. I’ll save the best – most spiritually incorrect stories for my show. Sexuality has turned into a three-day non-orgasming marathon of spiritual engagement. Are we making sex too complicated? Yes, way too complicated for my taste. And who among us can tell us the ‘right way’ or the ‘spiritually correct’ way to Be. No two of us will hold hands in the same way, or kiss or make love in the same way. Who can tell us that an orgasm or a sustained non-orgasm is better. Should it be transpersonal or personal? Should it be Buddhist or Jewish? Should it be self-involved or should it be absent of self? Should I worry about mine, or my lack of one, or should I see myself as natural? Should I be thinking or should a real one take me beyond thought? Am I being spiritual when I restrain having an orgasm or am I avoiding my higher self? The ways in which we discriminate between this or that are endless. Seeking perfection is a full-time job, and a thankless one. You will always be graded by a lie: your own unwillingness to be you — human. Perfect has to be reinvented every moment. Catch Alan Clement Uncensored in Spiritually Incorrect | Friday 25 May | Byron Theatre
Paul Grabowsky & Lior P R E S E N T E D BY
Re-inventing some of Lior’s most cherished songs as well as bringing their own individual voices to this special show.
N O R T H E R N R I V E R S C O N S E R VATO R I U M
Thursday 31 May, 7:30pm - Lismore City Hall T I C K E T S - A D U LT $ 3 8
CONCESSION $ 34
UNDER 25 $25
For information & tickets lismorecityhall.com.au
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THIS WEEK’S BIG NEWS IS URANUS MAKING ITS LONG-TERM MOVE INTO TAURUS THE SENSUAL SIGN OF CONSISTENCY, ROUTINE AND NATURAL PLEASURES…
ARIES: Uranus leaving Aries as Chiron arrives heralds the end of one cycle and beginning of a less fraught, more settled one. But these transitional times can be antsy and edgy, so take it easy - especially with yourself. Slow and steady, no abrupt moves. Apply the ancient Buddhist mantra: Be kind. Have fun.
TAURUS: Da dah! Sound the pan pipes, strew flowers, lay out the festive table for this year’s most significantly Tauran week as Mercury and Uranus join the sun and midweek new moon in your sign. Farewell the comfort couch for the next seven years, as Uranus introduces some fancy new steps in the dance of supple change. GEMINI: This isn’t a week for risky tangents, putting all your eggs in one basket or thinking a spending spree will relieve existential tension. But with Mercury in Taurus and a clearthinking Venus, it’s excellent for long range planning as Uranus begins your seven year voyage of self-discovery: the most rewarding kind. CANCER: This week’s people won’t leave you in doubt about how they feel and where you stand. Midweek Taurus new moon sets the pace to stability and consistency, late week Gemini moon focuses on adjustments to group activities so plans can progress, then it’s weekend moon in your home-loving sign… LEO: Whether this is a week of bold decisions or you’re just contemplating making that courageous move, you’re at the start of a change cycle both challenging and satisfying. If sudden news alters your plans, think even keel - don’t start mashing accelerator or brake. About which, be especially aware of road rage, outer and inner... VIRGO: Mercury your mentor planet in earthy Taurus is good medicine for this nervy week. Another recommended therapy’s touch, so book a restorative massage if at all possible. Weave your way gently through the current discord, dissent and unsettling news. Enjoy small, ordinary pleasures. Make practical plans, avoid complications.
LIBRA: Uranus the planet of unexpected change heading into your house of power, intimacy and joint resources could herald an abrupt exit or influx of funds. But wait! Mars in the sign of ingenuity and wildly inventive ideas is flinging open new windows and doors of opportunity, making any change of status a cause for celebration. SCORPIO: This week unusual news, unpredictable people and unexpected events may mean having to let others, or perhaps current conditions, set the pace. As transitional energies speak to the need for finding a balance between saying too much and not enough, you, more than any other sign, will appreciate silence as a powerful form of communication. SAGITTARIUS: Opinions have been compared to a nether part of the human anatomy, as in everyone has one - but we never have the complete picture or all the jigsaw pieces. This week challenges cherished beliefs, stimulates fresh thinking, offers eureka realisations - and if you look with fresh eyes, voila! people could mightily surprise you CAPRICORN: With Uranus booking into your zone of creative fun for the next eight years, expect ongoing tutorials in rolling more easily with what you can’t control. Plus this week’s Mars eases out of judge and jury, rule book decision-making into more diverse ways of problem solving via negotiation, discussion and compromise. AQUARIUS:: This is a hugely happening week in Aquarius world, with your sponsor planet Uranus making its seven-yearly move into Taurus. While it might seem initially that altered circumstances narrow options and offer less choice, late week Mars in your sign brims with inventive brainstorming and out-of-the-ordinary alternatives. PISCES: Possibly not the year’s most peaceful week. You could be called to play the calm in someone else’s storm, which may take a bit of manoeuvering for solid ground – but it’s there, underneath the temporary turmoil. So are fun, flirty times with companionable others, and a caution around midweek’s unstable, accident prone Mars/ Uranus mashup.
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CINEMA REVIEWS BY JOHN CAMPBELL
CROOKED HOUSE I don’t know about you, but if I were a potential suspect in a murder case and found myself in possession of an incriminating diary, I’d burn it immediately rather than bury it in a bucket of lime in the potting shed. That second option might seem dumb, but as a plot-point in this ripping who-done-it, it is forgivably implausible. Julian Fellowes, so at home in an English manor house – he wrote Gosford Park (2001) and much of Downton Abbey – has adapted Agatha’s Christie’s uncommonly spiteful
novel and, with director Gilles Paquet-Brenner, transformed it into a movie of seething jealousies and lasciviousness – ie, one that, though set in 1949, is perfectly suited to the twentyfirst century. In order to keep the scandal out of the public eye, Sofia (Stefanie Martini) employs her former lover and exspy, Charles (Max Irons), to investigate the poisoning death of her grandfather, the humungously wealthy Aristide Leonides, under whose roof the freeloading clan live. Any one of the family members might be the killer, for they are all nasty types and none of them are without a motive. There is a wannabe screenwriter and his dipsomaniac wife, a son who has failed in business, Glenn Close as a spinster with a shotgun, a couple of grandkids who need a good clip under the ear, and even Sophie herself. It is classic Christie, as red herrings and subtle clues are threaded throughout, but it might have been improved by the involvement of a more imposing sleuth. The wishy-washy Charles is not in the same street as Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple, so it’s up to the evergreen Terence Stamp as Chief Inspector Taverner of Scotland Yard to bring some focus to proceedings. Location shots were done at a number of lordly estates, including the obscenely grand Minley Manor, and production values are of the highest order, with gorgeous interiors and fabulous frocks. The unforeseen and genuinely shocking ending is nothing like what you would expect from dear old Agatha, but it works a treat.
of entitlement can override common, law-abiding decency. In July 1969, while the world was watching the Apollo 11 mission put a man on the Moon, Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy, after leaving a party, drove his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick island. His young passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, died in the submerged vehicle. Kennedy fled and did not report the incident until nine hours later, by which time the PR machine that would do all it could to soften the blow to his public standing had been set in train. Beforehand, I feared that director John Curran might whitewash Kennedy’s actions and present him as a great guy who merely made a foolish error of judgment. Not so. The Senator from Massachusetts, as portrayed by Jason Clarke, is, if not quite a dimwit, certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed. Intimidated by his wheelchair-bound father, the carpetbagger Joe Kennedy (Bruce Dern), and living in the shadow of his revered, assassinated brothers Jack and Bobby, Teddy’s first instinct is to look after number one and he lies shamelessly to In its own bloodless way, this is a horror movie. Not that it will all who question him. His close friend and ‘go-to’ man, cousin make your hair stand on end with gore and suspense – the horror Joseph Gargan (Ed Helms), is dismayed by Teddy’s unwillingness of this true story lies in how wealth and privilege and a sense to own-up to his moral responsibilities. To Curran’s credit, he has no interest in cashing in on the more salacious line that there may have been a sexual relationship between Teddy and Mary Jo, instead he shines a laser beam on the way that those with money and influence can exploit the lustre of a name to manipulate the media – and get away with it. It’s about caste and class and how pampered men believe that they are above the concept of right and Girls Night Out Preview wrong. Both Clarke and Helms Screening - Wednesday 6th June - 6.30pm arrival for a give persuasive, multi-faceted 7pm screening. All Tickets $25. Pre-Show snacks and performances. A must see.
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INDEX Accountants & Bookkeepers ......................................38 Acupuncture .......................................................................38 Agent .....................................................................................38 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration .............................38 Antennas & Installation ................................................38 Antiques / Restoration ..................................................38 Appliance Repair ..............................................................38 Architects .............................................................................38 Automotive .........................................................................38 Bathroom Renovations .................................................38 Blinds, Awnings, Curtains, Shutters........................38 Bricklaying ..........................................................................38 Building Trades .................................................................38 Bush Regen & Weed Control .......................................39 Carpet Cleaning ................................................................39 Chimney Sweeping .........................................................39 Chiropractic ........................................................................39 Cleaning ...............................................................................39 Computer Services ..........................................................39 Concreting & Paving .......................................................39 Decks, Patios & Extensions..........................................39 Dentists .................................................................................39 Design & Drafting ............................................................39 Driveway Maintenance .................................................39 Earthmoving & Excavation..........................................39 Electricians ..........................................................................39 Fencing..................................................................................40 Floor Sanding & Polishing ...........................................40 Garage Doors .....................................................................40 Garden & Property Maintenance .............................40 Garden Design...................................................................40 Gas Suppliers .....................................................................40 Glaziers .................................................................................40 Guttering..............................................................................40 Handypersons ...................................................................40 Health ....................................................................................40 Hire..........................................................................................40 Hot Water Systems ..........................................................40 Ironing ...................................................................................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.........................................................................41 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 Waxing ..................................................................................42 Web Design Services ......................................................42 Welding .................................................................................42 Window Tinting .................................................................42
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Specialising in road repairs & driveways Rock walls, clearing, house shed and tank pads. Augers â€“ hole boring. All general earthworks, excavators, positrack, bobcat, roller and tipper hire.
0431 122 057
APEX CARPET CLEANING www.apexcarpetcleaning.com.au......................... Nathan 0412 926441
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BLACKS CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS AHHA member, insured. 3rd generation .....66771905
Specialising in road works, land clearing, retaining walls and general earthworks. Augers and rock grab available.
CHIROPRACTIC BAY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Peter Wuehr 17 Bangalow Rd Byron Bay ..............................66855282
EXPERIENCED OPERATORS | FREE QUOTES 0432 299 283
WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIRO (lowforce) 8/9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Andrew Badman...66858553 MICHAEL SCHWAGER 108 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby ...................................................66841962
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
ACTION WINDOW & PRESSURE CLEANING
â€˘ House washing â€˘ High pressure or soft wash â€˘ Window cleaning â€˘ Driveways, paths & roofs â€˘ Gutters & ďŹ‚yscreens â€˘ Water efďŹ cient â€˘ Free quotes Phone Joe or Helen 6687 4655 or 0412 495750
MOBILE COMPUTER SUPPORT Home & business workrightcomputersupport.com.au 0422 804449 BETTER CALL SAUL The Mac Doctor. Repairs. Upgrades. Used Macs.............................0411 562111
CONCRETING & PAVING Over 25 yrs local experience. All forms of concreting. â€˘ Residential Civil Industrial. â€˘ Resurfacing and rejuvenation of existing concrete. â€˘ Steel ďŹ xing & formwork.
DARYL 0418 234 302 OR 02 6680 1793
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Window Cleaning Professionals Call Glenn or Tracey 0403 428 232 or 6680 9901 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Reliable â€˘ Friendly â€˘ Professional â€˘ Fully Insured â€˘ Free Quotes â€˘ Affordable Rates Locally Owned and Operated â€˘ Quality Work with Over 10 Years Experience
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5.5 tonne excavator & 12 tonne tipper
PLATINUM CONCRETE 20 years experience. Free quotes. Lic 225874C. Justin ..............0458 773788 FLANAGAN CONCRETING & EXCAVATIONS. Lic No. 310498C. Ph Andrew ..................0401 968173
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MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC Massage, chiropractic & fitness. 110 Dalley St .........................66841028
RENT-A-GEEK Mobile PC Repair (Byron Shire) ....................................................................66844335
â€˘ Driveways â€˘ Landscaping â€˘ Rock walls â€˘ House & shed sites
DECKS, PATIOS & EXTENSIONS
â€˘ Land clearing â€˘ Augers, rock grab &Â breaker attachments â€˘ Free quotes
Luke Jarrett â€“ 0431 329 630
FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600
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NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65hp chain trencher, mini excavator, cable locating.0402 716857
BANGALOW MINI DIGGER SERVICE Exp operator 1.8 tonne multiple attachments .....0413 878978
BANGALOW DENTAL In the Medical Centre Complex, Bangalow ......................................66872766 BYRON BAY BOBCAT & TIPPER HIRE Driveways, rubbish removal. Ian.......................0412 853479 MINI EXCAVATION HIRE with auger, experienced operator. Sth Golden Beach ............0401 633222 GAVIN STUART & MARTIN ACKLAND Banora Seaview Dental, Banora Point CIVILTRAK Road construction, excavators, rollers, grader & truck hire ..........................0418 665905 30 mins north of Ewingsdale. Open Sat. early & late appointments ................................07 55234090 BEAU JARDIN 1.8 tonne excavator & 3 tonne tip truck .................................................0417 054443 LITTLE LANE DENTAL, MULLUMBIMBY ...........................................................................66842816 BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE .......................................................................66851264
MICHAEL LEACH 100 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby .............................................................66842644
DESIGN & DRAFTING BAREFOOT BUILDING DESIGN www.barefootbuildingdesign.com..........Bob Acton 0407 787993 DAVID ROBINSON DESIGN DRAFTING All Council & construction requirements ......0419 880048 BYRON ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN & DRAFTING www.beedad.com.au ...............0423 531448
DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE 20 Year+s Exp.
Specialising in Asphalt Driveways, Subdivisions, Earthworks, Carparks and all Maintenance!
Jai â€“ 0467 482 948
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0439 624 945
02 66 804 173 All Jobs Small or Large
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DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL JAMIE 0408 809 817 licence no. 201775c
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Service Directory ELECTRICIANS (continued) ELECTRICAL Steve Nicholls ph: 0455 445 343 lic: EC28753
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SECURITY, DATA, TV Tim Nicholls ph: 0468 384 203 lic: 000102498
ACREAGE SPECIALIST (NO JOB TOO BIG) domestic/commercial lawns â€˘ edges and hedges â€˘ green waste removal or can be mulched on site FULLY INSURED â€˘ FREE QUOTES 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
0497 413 344 â€˘ www.charlibearlawncare.com
Gutter guard Gutter cleaning Locally owned Fully insured Free quotes Call Junior for friendly, genuine advice and service.
0458 267 777
Paola Landscapes Pty Ltd
0405 922 839 or AH 6684 1778 ABN 180 623 364 42
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
GUTTERING & DOWNPIPES Leaf Guard. Lic 60414C. Darryl Patterson .........................0414 889453
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 â€˘ Acreage Mowing Specialist â€˘ Irrigation â€˘ Landscaping â€˘ Rubbish Removal Byron Shire â€“ Ballina Shire â€˘ Fully Licensed & Insured
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Suffolk Park Lic No: 143433C | ACRS Master Cabler A017916
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6684 8239 Michael Lamb providing Byron Shire with quality electrical services since g 1984
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G LANZENI HANDYMAN SERVICE & property maintenance. Byron Bay ....................0412 395604
BUILDER SKILLS, carpenters rates. 25 yrs exp. Lic No. R84001. Ph Greg.......................0422 069632 HANDYMAN All services and areas. Reliable & friendly. $35/hr ....................................0403 793834 MCâ€™S HANDYMAN SERVICES Exp. painter, home repairs, odd jobs. Great rates............0412 559509 ABSOLUTE HANDYMAN. Repairs, renovation, maintenance ........................................0402 281638
0407 065 849
THE BYRON BAY GARDEN & LANDSCAPING COMPANY Structural Landscaping
COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C .......................... 0439 624945 or 66804173 RONNIE SPINKS Everything electrical. Lic 27673 .........................................................0429 802355
â€˘ Paving â€˘ Stonework â€˘ Timber work â€˘ Retaining wall â€˘ Garden maintenance â€˘ Planting â€˘ TurďŹ ng â€˘ Mulching â€˘ Hedging â€˘ Lawns
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
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â€˘ OTHER HEALTH RELATED SECTIONS IN THIS SERVICE DIRECTORY: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Counselling, Dentists, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy MULLUMBIMBY COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTRE 60 Stuart St...............................66841511 ACUPUNCTURE & COSMETIC MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne ...........................................66857366 MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Massage, Herbs. .............................66843002 WWW.EASTCOASTPILATES.COM.AU Judy Leane BSpSc ..............................................0408 110006
CHRIS APPEL. Ocean Shores. Lic EC 22349.....................................................................0422 607444 Acreage & Residential Mowing | Gardening Non-Toxic Herbicide Spray | Brush Cutting Tip Runs | Fully Insured
JIM LABELLE ELECTRICAL O.Shores, Mullum, Byron, Brunswick. Lic 176417C..............0415 126028 SPINKS ELECTRICAL Lic 284939C..................................................................Call Mitch 0421 843477 BLUE BEE ELECTRICAL 25 years experience. Lic 189508C. Call Dave ............................0429 033801
0430 297 101 / 6684 5437
GLASS & ALUMINIUM POOL FENCING PROFESSIONALS 0499 178 297 email@example.com
HANDYMAN All services and areas. Reliable and friendly. $35/hour.............................0403 793834
CARPENTER/BUILDER Renos, timber decks, pergolas, cabins, fencing. Tori Bergin .....0481 785008
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RELIABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES Michael ...........................................66844970 or 0405 325569
MULLUM.MOWING@gmail.com. Ride-on, large lawns & acreage. Ph Peter................0423 756394 GUTTERS CLEANED Solar panel cleaning, all areas, free quotes, fully insured ... 66841778 or 0405 922839
MALIâ€™S Chinese Massage Service. Mullum In & Out Calls. ...................................................66841790
HIRE MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more ........................www.mullumhire.com.au 66843003 BYRON HIRE Building & home handyman equipment hire ........ www.byronhire.com.au 66856228
HOT WATER SYSTEMS TWEED COAST ELECTRICAL Hot Water Specialists Lic 214073C....................................0432 728946
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 THE IRONING LADY Ironing Service. Suffolk Park $30/hr. Angela.................................0414 719680 LEAF IT TO US Acreage mowing specialists, all sizes ......................................................0402 487213
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 NJH FLOOR SANDING Eco oils, hard wax oils & water-based finishes. Nathan .............0420 215716 THE FLOOR SANDER non-toxic finishes. Free quotes firstname.lastname@example.org ...0407 821690
PAULâ€™S MOWING Lawns, edges, hedges, local & reliable. Mullum, Bruns, O.Shores ......0422 958791 A GREEN EARTH Garden restoration, maintenance, tree & rubbish removal ................0405 716552 TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVALS 4m3 trailer..............................................................0408 210772 PRESTIGE ACREAGE CARE Acreage mowing specialist ...............................................0490 023964 THE BURBS MOWING All suburban mowing. Andrew .................................................0431 248888
D HINGED Kitchens & Joinery. Lic 283553C. www.hinged.com.au ....................... Dave 0409 843689 ABOVEBOARD KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & ALTERATIONS Lic 80677C ...................0415 661814 AB KITCHENS. Best price guarantee. Lic No 110646C. Steve .........................................0413 281324
ADAMâ€™S ACREAGE MOWING: Acreage Mowing Specialist Please call ..........................0419 813556 BEAU JARDIN We design & build beautiful gardens www.beaujardin.com.au Lic 177274C ...0417 054443
BYRON BAY BRUSH CUTTING Acreage mowing, garden detailing, swiss quality Gyan .0402 728207 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Garden Design & Property Planning. Andrew Pawsey ..........0478 519804
LICENCE NO:175956C ABN: 03 113 342 699
GARDEN DESIGN, FENG SHUI www.simplybeautifulspaces.com.au...........................Lyn 0428 884329
QUALITY GARAGE DOORS TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS
7 Stinson Street, Ballina Ph: 02 6686 4238 W: www.cmgd.com.au E: email@example.com
Garage Doors & Openers
â€˘ Sand â€˘ Soils â€˘ Gravels â€˘ Pots & statues â€˘ Lots, lots more
Locally Owned Est 18 years
No Rental Reliable
6680 1575 or 0408 760 609 GLAZIERS GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
1176 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby (just past golf course)
6684 2323 / 0418 663 983
Shaun Savage Landscapes Established 2008 ~ Lic No: 247282c
Specialising in: â€˘ Retaining Walls â€˘ Pool Surrounds â€˘ Block Work â€˘ Paving â€˘ TurďŹ ng â€˘ Stonework 20 Years Experience
0405 594 288 SOIL MULCH GRAVEL
24/7 EMERGENCY GLASS 0415 660 801 6685 8588
18 Lucky Lane Billinudgel Industrial Estate
Mirrors â€˘ Security doors and screens Shower screens â€˘ Commercial glazing BYRON GLASS & ALUMINIUM Home, Shop & Office. 24 hr/7 days. Lic 313329C ..............66808123
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Landscape Design | Construction | Retaining Walls | Pergolas | Paving Dylan 0409 785 584 www.otrlandscaping.com.au
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR â€˘ PLASTER REPAIRS â€˘ WALLPAPERING CLEAN & TIDY â€˘ ALWAYS ON TIME â€˘ ALL AREAS Mobile: 0421 938 104 â€“ 465 Uralba Road, Uralba
SUBTROPICALLANDSCAPES.COM.AU 20 years exp. Lic 231789C ................................0405 122456 AD PAINTING by John Hand. Lic 13246C ................................................ 0413 185399 or 66841249 VARENDORFF LANDSCAPES Dip. Lscape Des & Hort. Lic 39791..............66845035 or 0414 842602 JOSS PAINTING 30 years experience. Free quotes ..................................66846970 or 0421 976843 LEMONTREELANDSCAPES.COM.AU Liam. Lic No 277154C .........................................0423 700853
NEED A PLUMBER? DRAINER? GASFITTER?
Chay 0429 805 081 20 YEARS LOCAL SERVICE
Licence No. 207479C
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FAST TURNAROUND â€“ AIR BNB Mullum Wash House â€“ 0439 001 545 Bangalow Wash House â€“ 0412 302 246
All Plumbing Blocked drains GasďŹ tting Solar Hot Water
OPEN EVERY DAY
0404 053 857
Lighting Showroom Open 9am â€“ 5pm Mon â€“ Fri e Unit 5, 21-23 Tasman Way, Byron A+I Estate Free on-site consultancy 6680 7007 creativelightingsolutions.com.au
Professional Property Protection you can Trust â€˘ Targeted treatments for all pests with â€œno sprayâ€? cockroach treatments â€˘ 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
CREATIVE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS ONS
6685 4490 or AH on 0414 769 018
02 6681 6555
MOBILE LOCKSMITH SERVICE Automotive car keys & lock installation/repair .............0412 764148
Free quotes on active termites Environmentally safe
JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C................0438 668025
YOUR PEST & TERMITE SPECIALISTS
BILL CONNORS All plumbing/draining. Lic #1051 .................................. 66801403 or 0414 801403
Dr. Matthew Fourro (Osteo) Dr. Egbert Weber (Osteo)
BRUNSWICK BYRON PEST CONTROL................................................................................66842018
60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby | 02 6626 7900 NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY Jodie Jacobs. Mon, Wed, Fri..............................................66857517
PAINTING â€˘ DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING INFO: When dealing with home owners, painters are required
Tree Faerie Fotos
0438 784 226 â€˘ 6685 4154
Lic No 189144C
www.treefaeriefotos.com â€˘ 0417 427 518
BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, acupuncture, mat/reformer Pilates classes. Kim Snellgrove, Cally Oâ€™Hara ................................................................................................66872330
COLIN J WILLIAMS PLUMBING & GAS Lic L7990. Water specialist. Mullum/Byron .....0434 273726
PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES
Calls always returned
wave therapy, real time ultrasound. Nigel Pitman, Ilse V Oostenbrugge, Steve Clifford.......66803499
XFINALIST OF THE MASTER PAINTERS OF AUSTRALIA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE XENVIRO FRIENDLY PAINTING
EWINGSDALE PHYSIO Renata Tenta. Matrix Rhythm Therapy, home visits avail................66847838
X6680 7573 0415 952 494 Xwww.yvesdewilde.com.au LIC 114372C
PETER FARRELL Cold laser, manual therapy & exercise, Mullumbimby ..............................66843385
BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel ........................66803444 MULLUM PICTURE FRAMERS Stuart St rear lane behind Mitre 10 ............................0403 734791 Lic 167371C
DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL
ABN 31 490 733 798 LIC 203196C
Painting & Decorating
24 years experience
QUALIFIED â€˘ INSURED â€˘ LOCAL â€˘ FREE QUOTES The ďŹ nishing touch to your home
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Andyâ€™s Move & More
ANTHONY Dâ€™ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St ... 66853511
QUALITY PAINTING SERVICES
466 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.....................................................................................66845288
OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, dry needling, custom orthotics, shock
PRINTWORKS Traditional / Digital firstname.lastname@example.org .................................66843633
Small and Medium Moves, Tip Runs & Deliveries, 1 or 2 Men at Low Prices to Most Areas Based from Byron Bay & Mullumbimby
PETRA KARNI Physio, Craniosacral, Alexander Technique. Byron. Open Saturdays.......0403 226858
LPC PLUMBING Plumbing, draining, gas fitting. Sth Golden Bch. Lic 289868C. Luke ....0401 633222
CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel ..................Bangalow 66872337 & Mâ€™bah 66723818
Mob: 0409 451 518
BLOCKED DRAINS Drain camera, no dig repairs. Drain Pipe King. Lic 237124C ...................66770004
Professional â€˘ Commercial â€˘ Personal
NICK EDMOND Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
ADM PLUMBING SERVICESâ€Ś (NO JOB TOO SMALL)â€Ś Lic 234528C. ....... Call Adam 0466 992483
30+ years experience in commercial photography and photojournalism
to quote a licence number only for external work valued over $5000.
YVES DE WILDE
HRH PLUMBING Providing a prompt, reliable & efficient service. Lic 220755C ............0402 652017
THE PEST MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Second opinion / alternative views. 50 yrs exp .....0418 110714 MARK STRATTON All plumbing & emergency. Sewer drain camera/locator. Lic 57803C ....0419 019035
at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre
â€˘ Domestic & Commercial â€˘ Servicing all areas â€˘ Workmanship guaranteed â€˘ Attention to detail
Lic. No. 206913C
â€˘ Self serve / service wash â€˘ New front loaders & dryers â€˘ Domestic & commercial services
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COL JENKINS PLASTER Gyprock, renovations, repairs. No job too small ......................0401 078733 GLENN WATERS For the finish you canâ€™t see. Lic 58928C...............................................0427 908129
0429 149 533 Est 2006
SHIRE REMOVALS & FREIGHT CO
From Middle Pocket to Middle Earth â€“ just give us a ring
â€˘ Freight services to Brisbane weekly â€˘ Carriers of ďŹ ne art â€˘ Furniture removal â€˘ E-bay pick up & delivery
6681 4912 / 0409 917646
LEAPFROG REMOVALS BYRON BAYâ€™S LOCAL REMOVALIST MOVING THE SHIRE FOR OVER 10 YEARS
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Service Directory REMOVALISTS (continued)
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LdS Silviculture Specialising in all aspects of tree work including milling services
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Electrical License # QLD: 72258 | NSW: 227562C
0434 391 855
MAN WITH A VAN/TRUCK Reasonable rates. Phone Don ............................................0414 282813 BENNY CAN MOVE IT! .................................................................................................0402 199999 CAPE BYRON REMOVALS Local, Brisbane, Melbourne weekly. Since 1989 ..................0413 505893
ROOFING SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES ............................................. Call Tim 66877677 or 0417 698227 DOMESTIC â€˘ INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL
ROOFING Licence NSW: 30715C Licence QLD: 1227049
Metal RooďŹ ng Installations â€˘ Guttering Downpipes â€˘ Fascia â€˘ Skylights â€˘ Whirlybird Patios â€˘ Repairs â€˘ Leaf Guard
Craig Montgomery â€“ 0418 870 362 Email: montysmetalrooďŹ firstname.lastname@example.org www.montysmetalrooďŹ ng.com.au
Patrick - 0425 256 802
BYRON TREE SERVICES Qualified, insured. Call Alex ....................................................0402 364852
Juno Energy is your local authorised energy specialist for home & business. Call us for a consultation.
TALLOW TREE SERVICES Removal, free quote & full insurance .....................................0401 208797
www.junoenergy.com.au licence number: 255292C
ZAC MACTAGGART METAL ROOFING PTY LTD
BYRON BAY VALUERS NSW & QLD regâ€™d. Chartered Valuers ................... 0431 245460 or 66857010 SIMPSON PROPERTY GROUP - Valuation, Advisory & Asset M/ment. Specialists in: Residential, Rural, Commercial & Industrial. www.simsonproperty.com.au..........0400 134562 or 0427 220976
OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialists ......................................... 0412 161564 or 66841232
TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 4m3 trailer................................................................0408 210772
Call Matt - 0458 267 www.mtssolar.com.au
A UTE LOAD OF STUFF .................................................................................................0408 210772
BYRON SKIPS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 2, 3, 4 & 6 m3 bins available ..............................0450 300360
TIPPER HIRE avail for rubbish removal & tip runs. Jono................................................0412 871438
SCRAP METAL MERCHANTS
BYRON CASH FOR SCRAP @ BRUNSWICK BYRON AUTO WRECKERS Buying: â€˘ Scrap metal â€˘ Aluminium â€˘ Copper â€˘ Brass â€˘ Lead â€˘ Car Batteries Next to Tyagarah Service Station
PaciďŹ c Highway, Tyagarah 6684 2351
FREE T avail fo OW
Solar Power for your Home and Business Battery Storage Solar Hot Water
TILING ...forget pointless scrubbing
9 TILE, GROUT & STONE CLEANING & SEALING 9 SILICONE 9 GROUT COLOURING 9 RE-GROUTING 9 EPOXY GROUT 9G GLASS RESTORATION 9 SLIPPERY TILES 9 LEAKY SHOWERS Call Ben on 0456 606 911 www.groutpro.com.au
NORTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa
0408 232 066
TILE & GROUT CLEANING
SOLAR INSTALLATION Pioneers of the solar industry
Serving Northern NSW since 1998
Call us on 6679 7228
Your local, qualiďŹ ed team. m 0428 320 262 Specialists in standalone & e email@example.com grid interact system designs. ns.
Electric Lic 124600c
FULLY Water puriďŹ cation systems INST ALLED IN YOUR Rainwater Filters HOME Whole house ďŹ ltration systems
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
WE CLEAN WATER TANKS
Call Peter BYRON SHIRE
0487 777 247 www.pristinewater.com.au
WATER FILTERS SUPPLY AND SERVICE
Servicing the Far North Coast for 20Â years. Free quotes. Experienced local technicians. ChemDryâ€™s patented cleaning systems.
WATER TANK CLEANING/WATER TANKS Concrete tank repairs. All areas .. 66888055 or 0407 002833
TANK CLEANING Repairs, installation, first flush diverters, pumps, etc ........................0418 662285
Every 5th m2 FREE
TILER/STONEMASON/WATERPROOFER Lic 24418C. Phone Karl ...................................66804103
SEWING Repairs & alterations. Byron Bay & all areas. Phone Jan ..................................0427 570812
IN IN H
Phone Chris 0414 229 114
Dirty Tiles & Grout?
FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!
SEWING & ALTERATIONS
6680 8200 or 0418 108 181
TRINE SOLUTIONS Local waste specialists. Plumbers, drainers & gas fitters. Lic 138031C .. 0407 439805
for home, commercial and rural properties
(opp. Council chambers)
Installing, maintaining and repairing onsite sewerage management systems in Tweed & Byron Shires for over 25 years.
The Water Filter Experts
73 Station St, Mullumbimby
SEWERAGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS
NSW Lic. L10007 QLD Lic. 13395
â€˘ All pool requirements â€˘ Professional advice â€˘ Water testing â€˘ Friendly service â€˘ Pool servicing
BEAU JARDIN. Swimming pool plans. Organise & co-ordinate with council.................0417 054443
M 0418 754 149 P 07 5523 9930
MULLUM VET CLINIC Richard Gregory, Erin Tottenham, Bec Patison. 24 hrs 7 days ..........66843818
ATTENTION POOL OWNERS
r cars â€“ unwanted cash for som paid e
MULLUM POOL SHOP Water testing, eco products, mobile service, repairs................0418 666839
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HART TREE SERVICES 18â€? chipper bobcat cranetruck stump grinding, cherry . 66849137 or 0427347380
Lic: 241833C all SOLAR & ELECTRICAL
ff fo Drop owashing steel, es and machin ers dry
OUT ON A LIMB www.outonalimbtreeservices.wordpress.com Call Lucas ............0402 191316
BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY Soft furnishings & outdoor................................................0403 713303
ALL ROOF CLEANING Experienced, insured & fast free quotes. Call ..............................0419 789600
ALL PALM & TREE SERVICES Arborist, Free Quotes. Sam .............................................0428 715886
BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Now at Billinudgel. Re-covering specialists.............................66805255
Ć‡ NEW ROOFS Ć‡ RE ROOFS Ć‡ INSULATED ROOF PANELS Ć‡ Ć‡ FASCIA & GUTTERS Ć‡ REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE Ć‡
0411 683 003
MARTINO TREE SERVICES ..............................................................................Martino 0435 019524
PETER GRAY Grad. Cert. Arb. AQF8. Consulting arborist................................................0414 186161
The Future of Solar
MD TILING SOLUTIONS Wall & floor tiling, water proofing. Lic 286371C .....................0406 858290
SCRUBBED Tank cleaning, repairs & liner insuls. Matt & Nick ............................................66884478
WAXING JULIETâ€™S BEAUTY Waxing, facials, tinting & more. Mullumbimby ................................0434 141572
PHI TILING/WATERPROOFING Free quotes. Helpful advice. Lic No 179306C....................66801168
WEB DESIGN SERVICES
TheWebShop.co Affordable website build & digital marketing. firstname.lastname@example.org ...66874760
CHOPPY CHOP TREE SERVICES
The Fully Insured Professionals
WELDING & FABRICATION Structural, general & repairs. Trade qualified. Rod ............0408 410545
â€˘ Stump Grinding â€˘ Bobcat â€˘ Cherrypicker â€˘ Crane Truck â€˘ 18â€? Chipper
Mark Linder QualiďŹ ed Arborist 0408 202 184 email@example.com
SUNRISE W. T. NO BUBBLES, NO TROUBLES Cars, homes & offices ..........................0412 158478 SURFWAGON - Car/Home/Office tint. Lifetime Warranty. W/sale price .........................0434 875009
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ECHO CLASSIFIEDS – 6684 1777
Childcare............................... 43 Clothing & Alterations ............ 43 For Sale ................................ 44
CLASSIFIED AD BOOKINGS
DEADLINE TUES 12PM
Garage Sales........................ 44
Halls For Hire........................ 43
Ads may be taken by phone on
Publication day is Wednesday, booking deadlines are the day before publication.
Health Notices ....................... 43
6684 1777 AT THE ECHO HEAD OFFICE
Items under $100 ................. 44
Ads can be lodged in person at the Mullum Echo office:
Life Celebrations .................... 45
Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby
Lost & Found ......................... 45 Motor Vehicles ....................... 44 Musical Notes ........................ 45 Only Adults ............................ 45 Pets ........................................ 45 Positions Vacant .................... 44
LINE ADS: $17.00 for the first two lines $5.00 for each extra line 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. Prepayment is required for all ads.
Tree Services ......................... 43 Tuition .................................... 45 Wanted .................................. 44 Wanted To Rent ..................... 44 Work Wanted ......................... 45
DISCLAIMER Advertisements placed in The Byron Shire Echo do not reﬂect the views or opinions of the editorial staff. The Byron Shire Echo does not make any representations as to the accuracy or suitability of any content or information contained in advertising material nor does publication constitute in any way an endorsement by The Byron Shire Echo of the content or representations contained therein. The Byron Shire Echo does not accept any liability for the representations or promises made in paid advertisements or for any loss or damage arising from reliance on such content, representations or promises.
DELIVERY Save Money & Time We shop and deliver from $40. Assembly extra. Ph 0410
MULLUM MARKET This Saturday 8am – 2pm Live Music
DAVID LOVEJOY’S BOOKS Between Dark and Dark a memoir; Moral Victories, the biography of chess player Savielly Tartakower; Heresy, an historical novel.
ALL JUST $10 EACH Available from The Echo office reception
MON TUE WED THU FRI PM & SAT AM
ALOHA HEALING WITH NAOMI Strength with intuitive depth. Deep tissue & Kahuna 23yrs exp. 0417212540
Share Accommodation .......... 44
Tradework .............................. 44
STRETCH, MOVE, THINK AGELESS GRACE Seated exercises to music. Good for recovery, arthritis, neuroplasticity & anyone looking for a fun exercise program. Tues 2.30pm Mullum Neighbourhood Centre; Thurs 12pm, Bruns CWA Hall. $6 Kristen 0497008277
Removalists ........................... 44
To Let ..................................... 44
Meditation Day 8a.m. Silent Dynamic 10 a.m. Osho Discourse 12 Dance meditation 2p.m. Humming meditation 4p.m. Shaking meditation 6p.m. Osho evening meditation
6688 2494 MADE IN MULLUM Interested in selling your handmade crafts, artworks, photography etc locally from $50 a week? Interested to see what sells and what doesn’t? Contact Facebook: Made In Mullum or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOTHING & ALTRNS SEWING MACHINIST many years exp. Sewn everything from a G-string to a spinnaker. Fashion, swimwear, leotards, ballet wear, posing trunks etc. Work from home. Can supply references. Please phone Rachael 0409201036 Reas rates
CHILDCARE BABY-SITTING I love looking after children and I am a great cook, $15/hr. Phone 0424025271
Shane Eade – Chiropractor 0467 660 323 Byron Bay, and now in Brunswick Heads
Simple and effective solutions Anxiety, Cravings, Fears & Trauma. Maureen Bracken 0402205352
The largest range of native plants in the Byron Shire
Offering colonic hydrotherapy, sauna and naturopathy at our beachside clinic. Call or text 0458633869 www.byronbaydetoxretreats.com.au
ONE WEEK ONLY: WED, THUR and FRI 10AM-4PM AND SAT 9AM–1PM
HEAPS OF FREE PLANTS (spend $50 or more) Native tubes of shrubs and trees only $2 Flowering shrubs were $7.50 now $5 Beautiful shrubs were $12.95 now only $5 Advanced plants were $22.95 now $17.00 and some half price
MULLUM CREEK NATIVE NURSERY
HYPNOTHERAPY, NLP & COACHING www.wendypurdey.com.au
BREAK THE CHAIN OF ADDICTIONS NOW!
PRIMARY THEATRE: Ongoing Cohealing Workshop. Phone Melanie 0413212711
The last 5 Years in Byron Bay
0478 654 405
5/93 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
Diana Ewing • Yoga • Shiatsu • Massage
M: 0407 455 212 www.dianaewing.com
Fund BAYSIDE ACUPUNCTURE Health Rebates & AND HERBAL MEDICINE Hicaps Available
Dr David King
(Acupuncturist) Women’s Health Children, Cosmetic Acutonics® (Fri & Sat)
(Chinese Medicine) Pain conditions Mental/emotional disturbances & general (Mon-Thurs)
14 PARK STREET, BRUNSWICK HEADS | 02 6685 1088 | BAYSIDEACUPUNCTURE.COM
ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE MASSAGE ACUTONICS®
North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
Cash, Eftpos and credit cards.
Only 3.5km from the Mullum Golf Course | www.mcnativenursery.com.au
BAN THAI 10 Years Experience
1000s of plants must go!
Yankee Creek Rd,Via Wilsons Creek Rd, Mullumbimby 6684 1703
LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD Free consultation. SANDRO 66805002
Clear subconscious sabotages. Reprogram patterns and beliefs. Restore vibrancy and physical health. De-stress. Ph 66846914 SANDRA DAVEY, Reg. Pract.
ALL PLANTS 25-75% OFF
Traditional Thai Massage
Cash, cheque, Mastercard or Visa
Public Notices ........................ 43
To Lease ................................ 44
THE BYRON SHIRE
$17 for two lines is the minimum charge.
Professional Services ............ 43
Social Escorts........................ 45
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RATES & PAYMENT
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Short Term Accommodation .. 44
CLASSIFIEDS THAT WORK ALL WEEK!
Feeling trapped? Learn how to overcome addictive and limiting behaviours. Stop smoking, weight loss and so much more.
Call today 6680 2630 27 years experience.
HYPNOSIS & EFT COLONICS
Suite 3 East Point Arcade 107 Jonson St Byron Bay
Individual and Couple Therapy Supervision and Coaching (02) 6685 5138 9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay
BUDDHIST THEORY AND MEDITATION Mondays in Mullumbimby 63 Stuart Street, 5-7.30pm . 5pm Teaching . 6pm Meditation Instruction . 6.30pm Meditation Web: www.si.org.au Info: Mishaela Simpkins email@example.com
Tel: 0438 858 842
COORABELL HALL WEDDINGS, GIGS, CLASSES 66871307 www.coorabellhall.net
BEETU FULL BODY MASSAGE A divine experience: Sensuous, healing, nourishing, 28 yrs exp. Lucy 0427917960 THAI MASSAGE With male, 1hr $50, Brunswick Heads. Ph Nui 0413710742
Concerts, forums, weddings, exhibitions, functions, etc. www.mullumcivic.com
HAWAIIAN MASSAGE Ocean Shores Michaela. 0416332886
0488 609 774
COLON HYDROTHERAPY Special intro offer $75 per session or 3 for $200 Colonic + Far Infrared Sauna - $95 Colonic, Sauna + Massage - $175
Brunswick Heads 66850498 puravidawellness.com.au
• FULLY INSURED • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE • FREE QUOTES
PHYSIOTHERAPIST Mon–Fri 9am–5pm
Dip.Som.Psych, Clinical PACFA Reg.
AWARENESS Sessions, Meditation & Art classes. Yvette 0412664846 www.awarelove.com
Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs Qualiﬁed Practitioners Locals Discounts & Packages
Julie Wells Anne Goslett
HALLS FOR HIRE
20 Shirley St,Byron Bay
INFRARED SAUNA | FLOAT TANK
KAHUNA & ZENTHAI SHIATSU 90 minute massage for $90. Ocean Shores. Guy 0467625245
Formerly Relax Haven
Relaxation | Remedial Deep Tissue | Pregnancy
0402 364 852
• Affordable tree services • Professional tree care • 18" chipper (crane truck)
Fully insured • Free quotes
6684 9137 • 0427 347 380
Rolﬁng® Byron Bay Are old injuries still hurting? Jeremy Sutton • 0407 132 921 rolﬁngbyronbay.com
Tallow TREE SERVICES
PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE • • • • •
REMOVALS PALMS TREE SURGERY FREE QUOTES FULLY INSURED
• • • • •
STUMP GRINDING TREE REPORTS DA APPLICATIONS CRANE HIRE CHERRY PICKER
6687 2750 - 0401 208 797
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Classifieds TREE SERVICES cont
SEASONED FIREWOOD Phone Karen 0427804284
BAMBOO PLY For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 66884188 • sample & brochure. www.bambooply.com.au
TREE PRUNING • TREE SURGERY / REMOVALS • QUALIFIED ARBORISTS 12” CHIPPER • STUMP GRINDING • CHERRY PICKER • FULLY INSURED
Nick Andrews 0439 849 332
SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES • Cherry Picker • Wood Chipper • Stump Grinder • Tree Surgeon • Fully Insured
Byron Bay & Surrounding Areas
6687 7677 Mobile 0417 698 227
3EPTIC 7ASTE 2EMOVAL
4HE ,IQUID 7ASTE 3PECIALISTS
s 3EPTIC TANK CLEANING s 'REASE TRAP SERVICING s /ILY ,IQUIDS s 0ORTABLE TOILET HIRE s HOUR SERVICE
ARCHIBALD’S CHEAP QUARRY PRODUCTS Road base, gravel, blue metal and metal dust. ALL SIZE DELIVERIES. Phone 66845517, 0418481617
COMPOST TOILETS STARTING AT $960 Green Building Centre 0427701653 PIANO Classic older style quality American brand piano: Gulbransen upright. $100 ono (plus removal) Phone 0413105636 USED FURNITURE reduced to clear, Bridglands Mullumbimby MOBILE ROOM 4.8 x 3m. Many windows & doors for multi purpose use. Code compliant, designed with framed openings for many extension options. Constructed with steel & timber framing, steel and FC cladding, plywood lining. Insulated with polyester wool & cell foil, wired for 240 & 12V. Fully sealed, ready to use, delivery by Tilt tray truck, may also be lifted by crane. Contact Mark 0423075840.
BUFFET HUTCH 900W x 400D x 1750H. Suffolk. $100. Text for pics 0414719680
SLACK LINE 15 metres, as new $70. Phone 0435944152
DRY FIREWOOD for sale. $150 per 7x4 large trailer load. Ph Sigge 0428819091
SCAFFOLDING Erect, hire & sales. Aluminium, steel & mobile. 0427774450
SMALL TRACTOR with bucket on front, reasonably priced. 0427109195
LP RECORDS: good condition, no op shop crap! Ph Matt 0401955052
GARAGE SALES OCEAN SHORES 32 Natan Court. From 8am Saturday 19th May. General household items, books, camping items, garden & workshop tools, etc.
BICYCLES buy, sell, repair, recycle. Adult bikes from $60. Phil 0413779223
LENNOX HEAD 9 Clement Pl. Sat 9am1.30pm. Garage tools, clothing and linen, household items, furniture, artwork. Enquiries 0438847321
FIREWOOD DELIVERIES ALL YEAR ROUND
O.SHORES 5 Inderwong Ave, Sat 7.30am Plants, fridge, lounge, freezer, CDs, kiln, tables, small furniture and much more
BYRON BAY FIREWOOD Pickup / Delivery Seasoned Firewood Kindling, bags, trailer, tonnage (up to 30 tonne). Residential | Commercial | Wholesale Prompt and reliable service.
Michael – 0401 739 656
FIREWOOD • Palings • Posts • Hardwood poles • Sleepers • Molasses • Concrete Posts • Tomato stakes • Cane Mulch Kings Creek, Mullumbimby Mark 0427 490 038 | Karen 0427 804 284
Strictly 8am to 2pm NO PRESALE VIEWINGS
0402 181 804 SUFFOLK 53 Coogera Cct, Sat. Assorted winter scarves at wholesale prices, vintage clothing and more. 0423365871 MYOCUM 147 Manse Rd, Sat 8–2pm. Massive sale, quality furniture, clothing, h/hold, bric-a-brac, air mattress, bargains MULLUM 1615 Coolamon Scenic Dr, nr Golf Course, Sat & Sun 8–2pm. Huge sale, furniture, clothes and lots more
CASH PAID FOR UNWANTED CARS Local reg’d business 66845296 or 66845403 AUTOMATIC 2007 HYUNDAI GETZ 106216KM 5 DOOR HATCH LOW KM SN4272................$5490 2011 CHERY J1 MANUAL VERY LOW 35191KM GREAT CAR FOR LEARNERS 6MTHS REGO SN0167............................................$3990
AUTOMATIC 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY 182680KM VERY HANDY WAGON SN9730...............$3990
FREE QUALITY DUTCH BOOKS Phone Rina 66872902
Matt 0427 172 684
Furniture/household items/books, etc.
TWO TRIANGULAR BALINESE SOLID tallboys $80. 66845407, 0431639862
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.
Byron Bay Scout Hall, Rec Grounds.
ITEMS UNDER $100
VIBRATION ﬁtness machine. As new. Remote. 99 settings. $95. 0438313156
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.
SALE SAT 19 MAY
2008 PROTON SAVVY MANUAL 71955KM 6MTHS REGO VERY LOW KMS 5DR HATCH SN5684............................................$4990
Dryers and dishwashers available at Bridglands Mullumbimby. 66842511
Tip Runs & Rubbish Removal 0408 210 772
2005 HYUNDAI TERRACAN 7 SEATER AUTO 4WD 151237KM SN1946.............................$7495 2004 HOLDEN RODEO LX MANUAL TURBO DIESEL 162593KM 4X4 DUALCAB TRAYBACK SN7425...........................................................$12990
16 ENDEAVOUR CLOSE, BALLINA
Ballina Car Centre
6686 5586 / 0418 676 274
5/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads MULLUM very tidy downstairs studio. 60sqm. $320pw incl elect/water. Working person, bond req. Ph 0481827856 BANGALOW RENT-A-SHED Modern & Secure from $140 p/m Elders Real Estate 66871500 BYRON SELF-STORAGE UNITS Clean & secure. Ph 1300762618
LOCAL REMOVAL & backloads to Brisbane. Friendly, with 10 years local exp. 0409917646 BALLINA SELF-STORAGE UNITS Secure from $18pw, 10 cubic mtr shed. Across 3 locations. Ph 66867011 BEACHSIDE SUFFOLK TOWNHOUSE 3br, 2.5 bthrm, garage, pool, security, refs req, $650pw. accom@byron 0421603564 ROSEBANK lovely large family home, 5 br, 3 bthrm, great living spaces in & out. Very pretty place overlooking farm lake & Nightcap Ranges. $850pw. 0429467402 ROSEBANK farm bails, 1br unfurn, big lounge, kitchen, bathroom. Lovely aspect $350pw. Suit wkg cpl. Ph 0429467402
REMOVALISTS BIG & SMALL REMOVAL JOBS Local, affordable, reliable & quick Ph 66845510 or 0402199999
MULLUM CENTRAL funky, clean, comfy caravan. $160pw incl bills. Pref quiet, n/s, single. Phone Jo 0439492804
SHORT TERM ACCOM. SPACIOUS 3br 3 bthrm home avail 8 weeks June/July. 6km to Mullum. Quiet location, spectacular views. Suit couple $500pw + elec & bond. Ph 0419164717
SHARE ACCOM. BYRON 2 furn large rooms in perfect spot, 5 min town/beach, chilled organised house, long-term, suit single n/s, $210pw & $230pw includes unlimited WiFi. 0421865737 NORTH OCEAN SHORES Furnished room in beautiful home, beachfront. $250pw includes all bills. Ph 0419991098 MULLUM large room, sun ﬁlled, warm, views, n/s, no pets $160pw. 0447676458 BRUNS 2 attached furn rooms, TV, incl bills, large garden, $260pw. 0415238408
TO LET BANGALOW SELF-STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333 STORAGE CLUNES Single-car garage, safe, dry, lockable, $150pm. 0418662285
OLD & GOLD
SECURE STORAGE BANGALOW Brand new storage sheds 66871500
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L.J. Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177
BYRON CENTRAL part-furn 2 Q beds, 1 sgl. Off st parking. Walk to town/beach. $890pw incl bills & WiFi. 0417337000
Brunswick Heads Saturday 9th June Garage Sale reg closes Fri 25 May REGISTER NOW! 6685 1002 Indoor Collectables Fair FULL Church Fair stalls 0402 636 070 School Treasure Trove 6685 1204 CWA 2nd hand Fair 0412 042 004
Mullumbimby 3br 1bth $480 3br 2bth $550 Brunswick Heads 2br 1bth $395 2br 1bth $410 2br 1bth $440 2br 1bth $450 3br 1bth neg South Golden Beach 4br 3bth $820 Ocean Shores 2br 1bth $480
OCEAN SHORES 14a Player Pde, Ocean Shores Open House: Friday 18th May. 5pm - 5:30pm. Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with canal and ocean views. Fenced yard. No pets. $720 per week. FNC Property Management firstname.lastname@example.org
1300 716 707
SOUTH GOLDEN BCH studio clean, sunny, own balcony, n/s, d/f, fem pref, no pets, $280pw + bond. 0415846573
WANTED TO RENT LOCAL RESIDENT seeks long-term rental. 1-2br cottage, pref unfurn. Exc refs, n/s, very responsible. 0437202050
TO LEASE BEAUTIFUL TREATMENT ROOM Avail Tues/Fri/Sat/Sun $80/day, $45/half day. Mullum. 66849458, 0435078551 SHED DLUG 2x ROLLER DOORS Cement ﬂoors, easy access, Mullum. Available now for storage only $70pw Phone 0423632039 BYRON A&I EST Prominent position. treatment/massage or office rooms. Reasonable rates, permanent preferred. Phone 0422851588
Courses starting soon... Mon 21st May • Psychic Development & Healing: Part 2 • Upcycle, Recycle & Repair • Mandarin For Beginners
Tue 22nd May • Apple Mac For Beginners • Tarot Mapping Intro • Apple Mac Next Step • Photoshop For Beginners
Wed 23rd May • Tech Savvy Seniors
• Art Journaling - Ignite Your Creativity • Computer Basics • Pole Dancing For Beginners • Guitar Improvisation For The 12 Bar Blues • Burlesque
Sat 26th May • Playing Around With Oil Pastel & Mixed Media • Screen Printing • Hand Made Paper
Limited places - don’t miss out! 02 6684 3374
EXPERIENCED RETAIL PERSON Busy, vibrant retail shop in Mullumbimby looking for experienced retail person who is self-motivated, hardworking and excels in customer service. The position is permanent/ casual of about 30 hours a week. Must be available from 8.30am to
5.30pm and also be able to work weekends. Must also be available over the busy Xmas/New Year period. ONLY APPLY IN WRITING and only those people who are suitable and are required for the interview process will be notiﬁed by Wednesday 23rd May.
Please post applications to: The Manager, PO Box 522, Mullumbimby NSW 2482. RTO NO: 90013
Looking for a new career? Let us help you on your way
• Pathway to Early Childhood Education and Care*
Starts 10th May (Still accepting enrolments)
• Bamboo Basics* Starts 18th June
• Disability Support Skillset* Starts 25th July
• Cert IV in New Small Business(BSB42615)* Starts 31st July
• Permablitz Community Project* Starts 30th August
* NSW Government subsidised places available, eligibilty criteria apply
02 6684 3374 SKILLED CARPENTER REQUIRED for local fencing company. Ph 0422207299 PART TIME PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Local person preferred. Skills to include: - Social media graphic design - Content creation - Project management - Personal assistant to IT manager for established online education company in health industry. 10 hours a week with opportunity to grow into full time role. Located 5km outside of Mullumbimby but work from home. Please send CV and social media/ writing/design samples to info@ thesibodoctor.com
ASSISTANT SPA MANAGER Gaia Retreat & Spa has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Assistant Spa Manager to join the team in our award-winning Spa Retreat, located in the Byron Bay Hinterland. The successful applicant will have; • Diploma qualifications in Beauty or Massage Therapy; • Minimum 3 years Day Spa or Retreat experience; • Previous Supervisor or Assistant Manager experience; • Proficient Five-Star reception and guest service skills; • Available to work weekends; • Able to support the Spa Manager in the daily operation and continued growth of the spa; • Work well within a team environment.
byroncollege.org.au METAL ROOFER experienced in all aspects of metal roofing. Casual. Immediate start. Ph 0421988178 LENNOX SANCTUM is seeking a motivated, reliable & charismatic Remedial Massage Therapist. Must be registered for Health Funds rebates & enjoy working in a team. Exceptional work environment & above award hourly rate. Please email. CV to: email@example.com READER & HEALER We are looking for someone who is a reader & a healer. Must be experienced and reliable. Up to 2 days per week. Byron 0449772166
Junior Medical Receptionist to join busy, friendly team. Casual Position. 1–2 years experience preferred. Exceptional Client Service & IT skills required Email CV & cover ĬåƋƋåųƋŅƤåƴŅĬƴåÄ capebyronmedical.com.au
If you meet this criteria and wish to apply for the position, please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Classifieds Kitchen Hand/Cook Duties include, but are not limited to the following. • Make and manage established recipes as well as cleaning, food preparation and making of pies in accordance to BGP standards. • Provide quality control • Mature, reliable, consistent, hard worker, team player • General Kitchen Duties • 7am start Mondays, 4am start 4 other weekdays. Please send cover letter and resume to info@ byrongourmetpies.com.au using “Position Vacant” in the subject line.
Remedial Massage Therapist Seeking a massage therapist with health fund rebates to join our fantastic teams at Bangalow & Ballina. Must be experienced, professional, reliable, avail for weekend work. Busy, professionally run clinic with good rates. Ph 0499 490 088 or email email@example.com
LOST & FOUND
LOST: Hexagonal clear pendant on long beaded necklace lost near Novella Cafe on Sunday 6th evening. Gift from Grandmother. Reward. 0449665942
SOFT HANDS WARM OIL Sensual touch. Mature & discreet. Byron. 0407264343 sensualmassagebyronbay.com
Shirts, sheets & everything in between. Suffolk Park. $30/hr. Angela 0414719680 MEDICAL TYPIST 20yrs experience seeks casual work. Call 0405270574 LOCAL REMOVALIST Happy to move big, small & in between. Call Benny 0402199999
FOUND Diary with leather cover and embossed tree on the front. Found at the cnr of the main road and Manns Rd Industrial estate. Call at the Echo Ofﬁce.
ALL TYPES BUILDING WORK Blocklaying & bricklaying Lic 60801C Paul 0423852559
ODD SOCK REUNION PARTY Because even socks deserve to ﬁnd their ‘sole’ mate. firstname.lastname@example.org
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12.08pm 9.47pm 1.49pm 12.19am Moon High tide, set height (m) 0656 0901 1.44; 2134 1.74 0752 0937 1.36; 2210 1.72 0846 1012 1.28; 2245 1.68 0939 1049 1.21; 2323 1.63 1029 1132 1.15 1116 0005 1.56; 1224 1.10 1159 0056 1.50; 1331 1.08 1239 0158 1.45; 1452 1.11 1318 0305 1.44; 1601 1.18 1354 0407 1.46; 1657 1.29 1430 0500 1.49; 1744 1.41 1506 0548 1.52; 1828 1.54 1543 0633 1.54; 1910 1.66 1622 0716 1.54; 1952 1.77 1705 0800 1.52; 2036 1.86 1753 0845 1.48; 2121 1.92 1846 0931 1.42; 2207 1.93 1944 1021 1.34; 2257 1.91 2047 1115 1.27; 2350 1.85 2151 1218 1.22 2255 0048 1.77; 1330 1.20 2357 0152 1.69; 1448 1.24 0259 1.62; 1559 1.33 0058 0402 1.57; 1700 1.43 0157 0500 1.53; 1752 1.54 0255 0551 1.50; 1839 1.63 0352 0636 1.45; 1920 1.70 0448 0718 1.41; 2000 1.75 0544 0757 1.37; 2035 1.77 0638 0834 1.32; 2111 1.77 0732 0910 1.28; 2145 1.76
Astronomical data and tides Low tide, height (m) 0305 0.40; 1450 0.32 0348 0.44; 1521 0.37 0430 0.48; 1553 0.42 0515 0.53; 1626 0.49 0602 0.58; 1704 0.57 0656 0.61; 1752 0.64 0757 0.62; 1856 0.71 0859 0.61; 2015 0.74 0956 0.57; 2131 0.72 1044 0.51; 2236 0.66 1124 0.44; 2330 0.59 1201 0.37 0020 0.51; 1238 0.30 0107 0.43; 1315 0.25 0155 0.37; 1353 0.22 0245 0.34; 1433 0.21 0336 0.33; 1515 0.24 0431 0.35; 1601 0.31 0530 0.38; 1652 0.39 0633 0.42; 1751 0.48 0738 0.44; 1900 0.56 0842 0.45; 2019 0.60 0941 0.43; 2136 0.61 1033 0.40; 2246 0.58 1119 0.37; 2346 0.54 1200 0.34 0040 0.50; 1236 0.32 0127 0.47; 1311 0.32 0211 0.45; 1344 0.33 0253 0.45; 1415 0.35 0333 0.45; 1448 0.38
Times are Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time. Time lags: Ballina Boat Dock: 15 min; Byron Bay: nil; Brunswick River Hwy Bridge: high 30 min, low 1 hr; Mullumbimby: 1 hr 10 min; Billinudgel: 3 hr 55 min; Chinderah: high 1 hr 15 min, low 2 hr; Terranora Inlet: high 2 hr 10 min, low 2 hr 25 min; Murwillumbah: high 2 hr 30 min, low 2 hr 50 min. Tides in bold indicate high tide of 1.7m or more and low tide of 0.3m or less. Data courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology.
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Community at work Wednesday, May 23 6:30-8:30pm At the Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby PRESENTS
North Coast news daily:
On The Horizon
POLITICS IN THE PUB
DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY
This month’s discussion:
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THE ARC OF JUSTICE
CONVERSATIONS WITH A CHANGE AGENT AND AN ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST
Byron Hospital Auxiliary
Activist, educator, researcher, academic and director of the Change Agency
Next Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary meeting at Byron Central Hospital,54 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale on Monday, 21 May at 1pm. Members are encouraged to attend and new members are very welcome. Enquiries 6685 3162.
Dr Gregory Smith
U3A Brunswick Valley
Entry - Suggested donation - $10 Delicious, healthy Court House meals available from 5.30pm ngarainstitute.org.au Ngara Institute
U3A Brunswick Valley Tuesday Forum, 22 May, 10am till 12pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Matthew Frost (podiatrist) speaking on the importance of ‘Looking after your Feet’. Visitors and potential new members very welcome. Ring 6685 1732.
OS Garden Club
Forgotten Australian, care survivor, author, advocate and lecturer at the Southern Cross University
Ocean Shores & District Garden Club meeting is on Monday, 21 May, 1.30pm at The Hub Church next to Target. Bronny (horticulturist) from AbFab Nursery speaking on Heliconias and other unusual plants. New members welcome. Margaret 6680 1736 for more info.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
The Brunswick Valley Cancer Action Group is hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Friday 18 May, 9.30am at the Uniting Church Hall, Mullumbimby.
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Regular As Clockwork
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ACROSS 1. He enjoys inflicting pain (6) 1. Gloomy winner, a vicious type (6) 4. Indian predator of vermin and 4. My French anser ichneumon (8) snakes (8) 10. Her pets mate, producing seven 10. Lines of poetry including seven footers! (11) metric feet (11) 11. Bite? Hold back (3) 11. Small bite (3) 12. Dictator upset? Add a fig! (7) 12. Former Libyan strongman (7) 14. Role reversal for each fur hunter (7) 14. Snarer of animals (7) 15. Immature, not fully formed (14) 15. Nuder, and immature (14) 17. Private agreement between parties, 17. Cosy industrial agreement, an often against the public interest e-trade (10,4) (10,4) 21. Short excursion and a threepenny 21. Excursion completed within 24 swim for Spooner (3,4) hours (3,4) 22. No new containers returned? It’s 22. Continuous, without interruption never-ending (3-4) (3-4) 23. Lie about the priest (3) 23. High priest in the Old Testament (3) 24. Red senorita provides a purpose in 24. Reason for being (French) (6,1’4) life (6,1’4) 26. Huge mythical beast (8) 27. Inhabitants of the largest continent (6) 26. Insect devours husband – insect a monster! (8) DOWN 1. Type of moss used by gardeners to 27. Chinese, for instance, like Scottish retain water (8) johns (6) 2. Incline, depression (3) DOWN 3. Member of the workforce (7) 1. Bet old woman is almost 5. Where Dorothy wanted to go (4,3,7) anaesthetised – it’s the moss! (8) 6. Hitler’s secret police (7) 2. Decline a swim (3) 7. Found everywhere (11) 3. Is the employee a stickman? (7) 8. Government by an emperor (6) 5. Surprised, note harbour view – it’s 9. Irrelevant, not part of the reportedly where bluebirds fly argument (6,3,5) (4,3,7) 13. Murdered, disposed of (3,4,4) 6. Postage destroyed by secret police 16. Flighty girls from the 20s (8) (7) 18. Part of the auditory system (7) 7. Chant raised in here – everywhere, 19. Turkish island near the Dardanelles (7) actually!(11) 20. Part of speech, modifier (6) 8. Victoria’s realm has representative 25. Warm brown drink (3) in Ireland (6) Last week’s solution N230 9. Next to the sharp end, but B A S I L C O M P O S I T E irrelevant (6,3,5) A T E U E S N L ACROSS
13. Acted, method and intelligence. Hot, but nipped in the bud (3,4,4) 16. 20s girls – they’re trying to take off! (8) 18. Listener unravels a murder (7)
C K A C H E S
19. Trouble denotes a Turkish island (7) 20. Publicity – action word! Well, modifying one (6) 25. Drink, the Englishman’s evening meal (3)
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E A N S O T R S W T I O O M R I E A N G E E M B O O I O N E R
S I C K I O I A N G L N N N S I N A T S T H O L R C E N S U M T T B L A C L I E A R N
O P E K E E P S A K E S
Neighbourhood Centre Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre is open Monday–Thursday 9am–4pm and offers a range of services and activities. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy art, music, games, great food and more. Call reception on 6684 1286 and discover what is on offer.
Low-cost or free food Food Box Thursdays 9.30–11.30am at Uniting Church, Mullumbimby. If you have any sort of Centrelink card you may purchase cheap food, obtain free veges, and enjoy a cuppa. Free Food Relief Bags for anyone doing it tough, every Thursday 9–11am at The Hub Ocean Shores, cnr Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way. No ID or Concession Card required. NILs referral service also available. Check Facebook page The Hub Baptist Ocean Shores for details. C3 Care Byron Bay Food Care – log on to www.c3byronbay. com to see if you are eligible, or call 6680 8872.
Our theme is The Brunswick Valley in the 60s, featuring home movies of the 60s and photograph display thanks to the Mullumbimby Museum. Proceeds to Cancer Council NSW.
Mullum Market Mullumbimby Community Market this Saturday, 8am till 2pm. Corner of Stuart and Myocum Streets Mullumbimby. Kobya playing live. No dogs.
Community Chanting Kirtan in Mullumbimby: Pralad and The Chants invite you to chanting mantras, this Sunday, May 20 at The Yellow Church, 9 Myokum Street, Mullumbimby, 6.30 till 8pm. Enquiries (07) 5590 7746
Calling artists! Start preparing your entries for the 2018 Ocean Shores Art Expo. This year’s theme is TREASURES. Entries close 24 July (open for registration mid-June). More than $5,000 in prize money. Visit: www. osartexpo.com for more information.
GCAT The Green and Clean Awareness Team’s monthly Dunecare Day is on Sunday, 20 May, 9am till 12 noon. Meet in front of the Beach Cafe at Clarkes Beach. Inquiries Udo 0413 173 786 or Veda 6685 7991 or Miles 0403 206 190.
Breastfeeding support We’re talking about allergies and food intolerances at our ABA mothers’ support meeting at Ocean Shores Baptist Hub (next to Target) Rajah Road on Monday, May 28 at 9.30am. All welcome. Enquiries Jan 0431 477 445.
Free Bruns Tennis Day Experience tennis free on Wednesday,
Volunteer hub Choose from 40 organisations at the volunteer hub at Byron Community Centre. Make a difference in your community, have fun, learn new skills and meet people. Ph 6685 6807 email email@example.com.
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.
Language exchange Byron language exchange club runs every 2nd Friday from 6pm. Practise other languages or help someone with your English! Find us on Facebook. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library fun Baby Bounce session Mullumbimby – Tuesday 11.30am, Brunswick Heads – Friday 10.30am, Byron Bay – Friday 10am. Storytime for toddlers and pre-school children Mullumbimby – Friday 10.30am, Brunswick Heads – Monday 10.30am, Byron Bay – Tuesday 10.30am.
Program providing people on low income assistance with electricity and natural gas bills. Phone Kristin at Byron Community Centre 6685 6807.
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.
Byron Shire Respite Service Inc delivers high-quality respite care to a broad range of clients throughout the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires. Donations welcome: Ph 6685 1921, email email@example.com, website: www.byronrespite.com.au.
Money Matters is a free service helping people identify where their money is going, how best to save and, most importantly, how to get on top of bills! Contact the Byron Community Centre to make an appointment; private sessions run every Monday afternoon.
Breast Cancer Support
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
Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay meets at the NSW Cancer Council rooms, 8/130 Jonson St, Byron (upstairs in shop complex next to Byron RSL) at 12pm–2pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Family and friends welcome. Phone Ingrid 0431 207 453.
Help with bills
CI Contact Improvisation Saturdays in Mullumbimby 10–12 noon at St Martin’s,
May 16 from 3 till 7pm. Bring the family and try mini tennis and skills coaching. Paella, lemonade and cakes for sale. Phone 0449 825 108.
Taize prayer song Taize Prayer Song: Sunday, May 20 at 5pm. St. Paul’s Spirituality Centre 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay (200 metres off Jonson Street). Cathy: 0434 438 585
Bitou Bush alert Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare next fortnightly working bee, Saturday, May 19, 9am till 1pm. We will be at New Brighton on 26 and 27 May, 2, 3, 11, 12, 16 and 17 June. Please email byronshirechemicalfreelandcare@gmail. com before working bees. All Bitou Bush must be cleared by June 30 or a $1.1 million fine can be issued to Byron Shire Council.
CWA: Focus on Poland Interested in Poland? Mullumbimby CWA invites you to attend the international afternoon on Tuesday, May 22, 1.30pm at the Uniting Church hall. Poland is the country of study this year for CWA of NSW. Ring Jenny: 6684 7282 to book.
OS art exhibition opens Ocean Shores Country Club art exhibition invites the community to their opening night on Thursday, 17 May at 6pm. Enjoy music and art and meet local artists. Contact Marilyn 6680 4907.
netdaily.net.au Bruns Scouts fundraiser Free, family-friendly community event, Saturday, 19 May at the Terrace Reserve from 11am till 4pm. Live music, activities and great prizes to delight the young and the young at heart.
Prostate Cancer Support Northern Rivers Day Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting is on Monday 21 May, 10am till 12 noon, at the Alstonville Bowling Club, Deegan Drive, Alstonville. Guest speaker David Hughes. We invite men who have had prostate cancer or are newly diagnosed to join with this active prostate cancer support group at these meetings held on the third Monday of each month. Partners or carers welcome. Enquiries Gordon 6684 1137 or 0415 664 649.
Brunswick Bush School Brunswick Bush School’s term-time nature connection programs for kids are taking enrolments now. From 9am till 3pm we spend the day outdoors learning, connecting, sharing and creating. Black Cockatoos is for kids aged 6–12 on Thursdays, Wild Wallabies is for kids aged 3–6 on Fridays. Contact Rohan on 0407 898 374.
Help connecting to NBN The NBN is coming. If you have a fixedline telephone you will have to connect to the NBN, even if you do not have the internet connected. Join the Byron Shire Seniors Computer Club and we will help you get connected. Ring Don 6680 3662.
Byron Sophia Philosophical Group: The Kingdom Trilogy: James Cowan will open the second stage of this 13th Century tale. Thursday, 17 May, 1.30 till 3.30pm, at Marvell Hall, Marvell St East, Byron Bay. Info: Celia 6684 3623.
Church Hall, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby. All levels of dancers welcome. Enquiries 0402 059 564.
Social Table Tennis
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.
U3A Ballina/Byron. Diane Hughes will present an art session on Tuesday, May 22 at 10am, in the meeting room of the RSL, Mullumbimby. All welcome.
South Golden Shores Community Centre every Monday at 10.30. Phone 0435 780 017. Bangalow Bowlo Sundays at 3pm. All welcome. Enquiries Margot 0412 394 932.
U3A discussion group Brunswick Valley U3A audiovisual discussion group, Thursdays 10am Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. Info 0432 165 006.
Byron Cavanbah Toastmasters meetings coaching in communication and self-development run on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6.40pm at Byron Services Club, Byron Bay; www.byronbaytoastmasters. org. Mullum Magic Toastmasters meet every 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday Presbyterian Church Hall, 101 Stuart Street Mullumbimby 7–9 pm. Contact Megan 0424 002 636 or Bruce 0418 515 991.
Time to sing
Buddhist meditation teaching and practice at the living Yoga Sanga, first floor, 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 6–7.30pm, Mondays. Mishaela, 0438 858 842 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dzogchen Meditation and study group 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Didi 0408 008 769. Byron Mindfulness-Insight Meditation Sangha & Pairoj Brahma 7pm–9pm Tuesdays at The Yurt, Temple Byron www. templebyron.com. No fees. Andrew 0426 119 171, Pairoj 0423 241 916. Buddhist meditation and conversation with John Allan, Mondays 6.30–8.30 pm, The Yurt, Temple Byron. No fees. John 0428 991 189. Byron yoga philosophy club free meditation classes Monday, 6pm, 1 Korau Place Suffolk Park. Go to www. wisdom.yoga or phone Kris 0435 300 743. Community Yoga Nidra class free, Wednesdays 1–1.30pm at the Bamboo Yoga School, behind The Health Lodge, 78 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Matt 0430 008 293. Meditation Collective Mondays 6.30pm at Temple Byron. For more info: www.byronbaymeditationcollective. com.au or call Geo 0431 747 764. Anam Cara Meditation at St Paul’s Spirituality Centre Meditation Wednesdays 2pm 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay (200 metres off Jonson Street). Robyn: 0411 800 447.
Interested in making new friends and helping our community? Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7pm Ocean Shores Country Club. Info: Joan Towers 0400 484 419.
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.
Come sing inspiring songs and make new friends, Sundays, 10am at South Golden Beach Community Hall. Call Linda: 0415 412 514.
Quota Club Quota Club of Brunswick Valley meets every 1st Thursday of the month at the Ocean Shores Country Club at 6pm. Ph 0439 733 763 for more info.
Choirs Bay Singers meet Wednesdays at Byron Community Centre, 10–11am. Ukelele class at 11.45am. Enquiries 0425 363 589, email@example.com. Singchronicity Choir meets Thursdays at Ocean Shores 6.45pm-8.45pm. Eclectic and catchy repertoire. Ph 0425 363 589. Mullum’s Biggest Little Town Choir meets weekly at the Mullumbimby Civic Centre, 55 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.
Craft group The Uniting Craft & Social Group meets every Monday 9.30am–2.30pm at the Uniting Church in Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Bring lunch and whatever else you need. All welcome. Do you prefer patchwork and quilting? Come along on Monday evening same place at 6pm. Enquiries Tilly 6685 5985.
Carers’ support Mullumbimby Mental Health Carers’ Support Group for family members and friends who have a loved one with a mental health issue. Meeting on 4th Thursday of each month 9.30am at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Info: Leanne 0409 818 643.
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Grafton snatch Red Devils roast More than 1000 hit win from Byron Turkeys 27–10 the water in Ocean Swim Classic Beez basketballers Ross Kendall
Beez player Vitor Vanzin taking it to the hoop against the Vikings. Photo Kylie Robertson Phil Pyne
The Byron Beez narrowly lost to the Grafton Vikings when they slugged it out in one of the best games of the Men’s Sunshine Conference last Saturday at the Cavanbah Centre. It was a fast and physical game and Byron were 12 down at the end of the second quarter and had to chase down a very well-drilled and skilled Grafton. They did this with some well-executed steals and quick breaks. The Beez maintained their
composure and stayed fearless with their offence. The had a one-point lead with 12 seconds remaining on the clock. Unfortunately that’s when Grafton hit a backbreaking three-point dagger to finish it at 71–69. There are two more round games left for the Beez this season. Next Saturday they play Ballina and then on Saturday June 2 they play Lismore. Both games are at home in the Cavanbah Centre at 7pm. A win in both these games will see the Beez into the semifinals.
Stokes wins at Mullumbimby Open golf tournament Local member James Stokes was just one of the winners to share in $3,000 worth of prizes at the Mullumbimby Open golf tournament held on Saturday. James got around the course in with a net score of 66. The other notable score went to Josh Wright, who works at the Royal Pines resort on the Gold Coast. ‘He works in the pro shop and plays off a handicap of one, and is an aspiring professional. He hit 68 off the stick, or two under par for the course,’ tournament organiser Steve Ryan said. Considering the months of rain that forced the tournament to be put back after being rained off in March, the course was in good condition and the greens were really fast, Steve said. All up 142 players hit the course on Saturday with 30
The Byron Bay Red Devils rugby league team has picked up their first win for the season playing away against the Kyogle Turkeys. The 27–10 win came as a big relief for coach Nathan Cross. ‘The win came off the back of some solid possession and the ability to go forward with that,’ he said. ‘We completed 15 of our first 17 sets of six, so that is really pleasing to see as a coach. ‘The team is really starting to understand the importance of ball control,’ he said. ‘Confidence and belief grow when you can hold onto the ball’. But there was still plenty of room for improvement as the team bombed several tries, he said. The Devils have struggled all year to maintain a consistent side in terms of personnel, and Sunday was no different as two players, Johnny Kirchen and Riley Hoysted, made their first grade debuts.
‘We haven’t played the same side twice this season,’ Nathan said. ‘Players have pre-planned commitments like weddings and holidays, and then last week we had four out with injury. The team that played did a really good job. ‘It can be a real challenge when you’re trying to settle new combinations every week,’ he said. The Red Devils have another away game this Sunday when they travel south to take on the Lower Clarence Magpies, a game they are confident of winning. The Magpies sit just above the Red Devils, third last on the table. ‘The Magpies haven’t had a good season either; we are definitely going there to win,’ Nathan said. Cudgen sit alone at the top of the table after beating Casino 30–16 on the weekend. The Mullumbimby Giants and Tweed Coast share second place after they drew 26–26 in their game last Sunday.
True Wheel Cycles triathlon triumph
Chloe Butt (Lennox Head) gets her Fastest Female trophy from Winter Whales president Peter Bennett. Photo supplied
The 31st Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic held on May 6 had 1,116 entrants and was won by Riley Clout and Chloe Butt. The entrant numbers were well up on last year’s 870; there were of 929 in the Classic event and 187 in the Mini event. The charity event was or-
ganised by the Byron Bay Winter Whales.
Quickest Men: Riley Clout (27:09 minutes), Blair Day (27:34) and Andrew Mewing (27:41). Women: Chloe Butt (32:14), Natalie Wood (32:22) and Maddi Bloomberg (32:26).
Wilkinson joins team Australia in wave pool
Matt Wilkinson surfing the artificial wave at the Founders Cup in California. Photo Cestari/WSL True Wheel Cycles triathletes (L to R): Glen Hannan, Mick Donnelly, Andy Kean, Paul Efanow and Dean Cutting. Photo supplied.
A Grade net winner James Stokes and Mullum Open sponsor Gary Brazenor at the presentations.
players coming from 10 different clubs. ‘Everyone was really happy we got to run the Open on our second go,’ he said.
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The True Wheel Cycles Sprint and Olympic male teams both took gold medals at last weekend’s Byron Bay Triathlon. The Sprint Team including Mick Donnelly (swim and run) and Glen Hannan (ride) came first in the allmale relay category and first overall. Glen’s ride was the fastest out of all the sprint teams. The Olympic team of Andy Kean (swim), Paul Efanow (ride) and Dean Cutting (run) came first in the all-male relay team and third
overall. Dean’s run was the fastest time out of 54 teams, team member Mick Donnelly said. Stuart McLeod, who is celebrating his return to health after a kidney transplant, also took part in the 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run that makes up the event.
Winners: Men: Ben Cook (1:58:47), Lindsay Lawry (1:59:54) and Ryan Waddington (2:00:54) Women: Emily Donker (2:14:24), Holly Grice (2:16:51) and Rosie McGeoch (2:17:34).
Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was a member of the Australian team that competed at the inaugural World Surf League Founders’ Cup of Surfing at Kelly Slater’s artificial wave pool three hours drive inland from the Californian coast. Highlighting how globally strong the sport of surfing is, it was the combined World team who took an incredibly tight win ahead of Brazil, USA, Australia in fourth and Europe in fifth place. The Australian team included the team captain and six-time WSL champion, Stephanie Gilmore, threetime WSL champion Mick
Fanning, two-time WSL champion Tyler Wright, and Matt Wilkinson. The team fell short under the pressure and was eliminated ahead of the finals. ‘It was an incredible event and even though it’s a little disappointing to not be in the final, it was cool to be here and see how it all works,’ Gilmore said. ‘To see the fans out here and how the team aspect comes into play was really positive. This opens the floodgates into a whole new realm of arenas and events in controlled conditions. ‘But, as long as there’s a really good balance between this and the ocean,’ she said.
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