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Maintaining the rage â€“ Byron residents turned up in droves to Sundayâ€™s rally and told the government that the West Byron proposal is unacceptable. Photo Jeff Dawson Hans Lovejoy
With the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) holding a public meeting over West Byron on Tuesday June 18, around 800 locals rallied at Main Beach on Sunday before taking to the streets of the town to protest against the mega-suburb proposal. The crowd heard from deputy mayor Basil Cameron, NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith, NSW Labor candidate Asren Pugh, environmentalist Dailan Pugh, Cr Cate Coorey and MC Mark Swivel. Dailan Pugh told the gathering West Byron was â€˜a done deal.â€™ â€˜The developers said what they wanted and the department of planning did everything they could to facilitate it. â€˜They ignored our evidence about the traffic chaos, the impact on koalas, the risk posed by acid sulfate soils, the vulnerability of the Belongil Estuary, the need for a set-back from Ewingsdale Road and that it is too
big for Byron Bay. They ignored numerous requirements of government and Council policies and strategies. Good planning was thrown out the window. â€˜In July 2014, we did a Freedom of Information request that revealed that the planning department had failed to review or obtain independent expert advice on any of the issues we raised. They blindly accepted the developerâ€™s assertions. â€˜We went down to Sydney to meet the then planning minister Pru Goward in August 2014 in the vain hope that she would at least consider our concerns. Then we found out that the Department of Planning had finalised their assessment in May 2014. They had even failed to disclose their assessment with our Freedom of Information Request. â€˜All our rallies, submissions and representations were totally ignored. â€˜When the rezoning of the site was announced by Pru Goward in November 2014, the only change was to
increase the density of the development. They simply inserted a piece of Western Sydney, the size of Mullumbimby, into western Byron Bay. â€˜Then we went through a farcical process of preparing a Development Control Plan (DCP). At least Council was allowed to prepare it, though it too has been ignored.â€™ He also said that the developers are proposing an acoustic barrier up to four metres tall on top of two metres of fill along Ewinsgdale Road opposite the Arts & Industry Estate. â€˜Council has generously offered six metres of our Ewingdale Road reserve for an earth mound and plantings to partially obscure their wall. â€˜10.6 ha of native vegetation is proposed for clearing, 1.8ha within Environmental Zones. 2.1ha of mapped coastal wetlands are proposed to be filled and built over. â€˜The site is a vital link for maintaining connectivity between koala populations to the north and south; without it our coastal koalas are un-
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likely to survive. They intend to clear 2ha â€“ 37 per cent â€“ of the core koala habitat on the site and surround the rest with roads and houses. â€˜Back in 2011 the developers promised to protect the wetland home of the nationally vulnerable Wallum Sedge frog in the middle of the site. Now they intend to cover it with three metres of fill for houses and roads. â€˜There will be huge volumes of polluted runoff from the site, which will be directed into wetlands and the Belongil estuary within the Cape Byron Marine Park. The estuary is already in poor health; this is the last thing it needs. â€˜Once again, the government has taken control away from Council. The Joint Regional Planning Panel is to decide our future. There are numerous grounds on which they could refuse these development applications. Though given their past history, I have no faith they will do so. At this late stage our only hope is to convince them that there is over-
whelming public opposition.â€™ The NSW planning department and Liberal MP Pru Goward have not replied to The Echo with regards to Dailan Pughâ€™s claims.
Nationals MLC reply MC Mark Swivel read out local Nationals MLC Ben Franklinâ€™s speech, which began with an apology he couldnâ€™t make the rally as he was â€˜at a longstanding event in Cowra.â€™ Franklin said he shares the publicâ€™s concerns over environmental impacts, increased traffic and the lack of adequate infrastructure. â€˜Right now, I do not believe that our town can cope with the outcomes that would result from it.â€™ He said that if the development is approved, â€˜it is critical that the JRPP put in place conditions that address the nature of the development.â€™ Franklin added that includes ensuring environmental impacts are adequately addressed and there is infrastructure necessary to deal with it.
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While local Greens and ALP politicians have damned the state government’s recent announcement to regulate holiday letting in the state, local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has defended it. And while Franklin admits to the ‘substantial impact’ on local roads, infrastructure and housing availability as a result of holiday letting in Byron Shire, he has not replied to The Echo’s question as to whether he supports mayor Simon Richardson’s call to defer Byron Shire from the new state wide planning policy. Remarkably, Franklin says after the laws pass, he will facilitate ‘formal discussions with Byron and Ballina councils, small operators and the community to gain feedback on the impact of the new laws.’
Further changes He says the policy will undergo a full review over 12 months and there would be room for further changes. ‘I will then take the results of that feedback back to Macquarie Street and advocate within government for potential local changes when the policy is reviewed,’ he said. ‘I look forward to speaking to all those interested to consider what further changes may be necessary to address our unique local concerns,’ Mr Franklin said. Yet such a commitment is unlikely to please the majority of Byron Shire councillors or state representatives.
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The mayor’s notice of motion (NoM) for the upcoming council meeting on June 21 will ask for councillor support to lobby state MPs to ‘defer’ Byron Shire from the new statewide planning policy. In the mayor’s supporting notes, he claims that while the planning department appeared to take on board Council’s plan to ‘locally respond to short-term holidaylet activity through planning regulation, registration and compliance mechanisms’, Council was basically ignored when it came to this government policy. The Echo asked Franklin – receiving no reply – ‘Why wouldn’t the government allow councils to have more control through regulations since they already deal with the issue on the ground?’ Local NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) says that this Bill – if unchanged – would
Around 20 accommodation operators with approved DAs attended a meeting at the Cavanbah Centre last Friday to discuss their future with local Greens MP Tamara Smith. It was held in response to new laws that will be introduced into NSW parliament aimed at regulating holiday letting. Byron Hinterland Collective spokesperson Victoria McKewan says, ‘There were 2,000 Airbnbs last year and this year there are 3,000 Airbnbs in the Byron Shire. That’s a 50 per cent rise in one year alone – and that’s with Airbnb not being a permitted use. If this Bill is approved, then there will be an even bigger explosion, which means [approved accom providers] could go broke within months. This is unfair and this Bill will essentially deregulate a regulated industry. We are being disadvantaged, handicapped and in fact discriminated against for having a DA and for doing the right thing by the law.’ Photo Jeff Dawson
see, ‘local guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and small hotels go out of business because they simply cannot compete with holiday lets that do not face the same compliance and regulatory costs.’ The Echo asked Franklin if he agreed with that statement, but did not get a reply. There is no reference to approved accommodation providers within his press release other than a commitment to enter into ‘formal discussions’ after the law passes.
No debate Smith said some of the Bill won’t even be debated on the floor of parliament, such as ‘the 180-day limit for letting and regional councils not having the power to reduce that.’ ‘The Nationals are very irresponsible to say the regulations will be reviewed in 12 months – it will damage approved accommodation providers such as B&Bs. The taxi industry was killed off within a few months in a similar way after regulation was introduced, and the compliant accommodation operators are telling me that many of them will now become Airbnbs because it’s cheaper. In 12 months, businesses will become devalued. For the community to have no legal recourse around the regulations for a year is insane.’ Amendments to the Fair Trading Act 1987 will see a new mandatory code of conduct implemented, which Mr Franklin said would ‘address potential impacts like noise levels, disruptive guests and effects on shared
neighbourhood amenities’. He also defended a new dispute-resolution process, which would see Fair Trading given powers to ‘police online platforms and letting agents’. ‘Under the “two strikes and you’re out” policy, hosts or guests who commit two serious breaches of the code within two years will be banned for five, and be listed on an exclusion register,’ Mr Franklin said. ‘These are the toughest laws in the country and will make sure local residents are protected while ensuring that hosts who do the right thing are not penalised,’ he said. Yet residents group Neighbours Not Strangers say that the code (Bill’s Division 4A, 54D) lacks definition. Convener Trish Burt says, ‘The Bill gives no indication of the likely success of any enforcement action (Ref: Raciti v Hughes, unreported, NSW Supreme Court, 1995). Additionally, she says the proposed code of conduct will have limited adherence. ‘Airbnb company representatives told senior NSW public servants that they would “support” a code of conduct but Airbnb will not be a party to any such “code.” ‘Almost all holiday rental platforms are headquartered overseas.’
180-day limit The new laws allow regional councils to limit short-term holiday letting by non resident landlords, providing they allow a minimum of 180 days. Mr Franklin described this as ‘a welcome move, providing
councils with more control in determining what is appropriate for their communities’. ‘Allowing councils to limit letting to 180 days shows that the government understands that a “one size fits all” approach is not appropriate as every local government area faces different challenges,’ he said. But both Greens MP Tamara Smith and NSW Labor candidate Asren Pugh condemned the 180-day limit as failing to give councils like Byron sufficient control over the extent of holiday-letting in the Shire. Mr Pugh described it as ‘simply too high for places like Byron Bay,’ adding it, ‘won’t do anything to stop renters being forced out of town’. ‘This one-size-fits-all approach that has been designed for apartment blocks in Sydney simply won’t work in our coastal towns like Byron Bay,’ he said. Greens Cr Michael Lyon told The Echo, ‘It would have been simple; give councils the ability to regulate and not allow out-of-town or non-resident landlords to let short term’. ‘This would protect longterm housing stock and ensure that the community of Byron have places to live,’ he said. ‘I call on Ben Franklin to step up as the parliamentary secretary for northern NSW and really represent the people of the Byron Shire by opposing the new laws.’ A petition that supports councils to determine the maximum number of days a host can offer their residence for short-term holiday letting is available at www.tamarasmith.com.au/holidayletting.
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Local News Community grants on offer Splendour in the Grass festival has announced that their 2018 community grants fund is now open for applications. The grants are aimed at Byron Shire organisations that are making a difference and that are in need of a helping hand. Organisers say that over the past 17 years, Splendour has provided more than $500,000 in cash and prize donations to local charities, schools and community organisations. Applications close 5pm Friday June 29. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application form.
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Byron firefighters needed, info night June 21 Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is calling for communityminded men and women to consider joining the retained (on-call) firefighter ranks at Byron Bay Fire Station. Organisers say retained firefighters are on call from home or work to respond to fires and other emergencies. There are currently four va-
cancies for retained firefighters at Byron Bay Fire Station. Deputy captain Matt Crisp said, ‘Your local fire station relies on people in the community to put their hands up to become firefighters – without that support, regional fire stations cannot survive,’ he said. Crisp said training includes advanced first aid, heavy ve-
hicle driving and emergency training. Firefighters also educate the community on fire safety and prevention. Applicants must live close enough to be able to attend the station within a reasonable time, and be Australian citizens or permanent residents. An information evening shall be held at Byron Bay
Fire Station on the evening of Thursday June 21 from 6pm. Those interested are invited to meet the Byron Bay team, talk about the role of a retained firefighter, have a look at the station and equipment, and ask questions. For more information, contact Matt on 0421 498 340 or visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au.
Marine parks rezoned to allow recreational fishing Tyagarah Beach and East Cape Byron will now be permanently open to beach fishing after the state government downgraded their status from ‘sanctuary’ to ‘habitat protection’ zones. The two areas were part of the NSW government’s decision to scrap top-level environmental protections to ten of the state’s best marine habitats, also including Batemans Bay, Port Stephens and Coffs Harbour. Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith said, ‘Nine months out from a state election, the NSW Liberal/National government has given in to the Shooters and Fishers’ anti-marine-park agenda, rather than taking a science-based approach to marine protection.’ ‘The NSW government is undermining the integrity of the much-loved Cape Byron Marine Park and precious sanctuary zones at a time when our oceans and marine life have never been under more pressure from climate disruption, pollution, urban development and historical over-fishing. ‘The wind-back of sanctuary zone protections is a slap in the face for the Byron community, which supports their local marine park, and it’s a risk to the health of marine
life and the industries that rely on healthy oceans. ‘These areas need more protection, not less. ‘I call on the NSW government to stop playing politics with our marine park, stop diminishing marine sanctuary protections and properly resource compliance in our park,’ Ms Smith said. Meanwhile Nature Conservation Council campaigns director Daisy Barham said the ruling effectively ‘halved the length of coastline with the highest level of environmental protection from 87km to just 43km’. ‘This decision is a blow for marine conservation and for coastal communities whose economies rely on marine parks and the presence of a healthy marine environment,’ she said. The coalition government reduced protection by allowing line fishing from beaches and headlands in 30 marine sanctuaries along the NSW coast in 2013 pending a review. The ban was restored to 20 sanctuaries in 2014 while the status of the other 10 was the subject of a review that resulted in a decision last Friday to permanently reduce protections. ‘Marine sanctuaries are essential for protecting marine
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life and the coastal lifestyles that make NSW such a great place to live. Many people who live in these regions will not thank the government for this decision,’ Ms Barham said. ‘Unfortunately, it appears Premier Berejiklian has again ignored scientific advice on an important conservation issue and made a decision for short-term political gain.’
Process defended by department But a DPI Fisheries spokesperson has defended the move. Fisheries deputy directorgeneral Dr Geoff Allan said there were 6,600 submissions about the proposal. ‘Approximately one million people in NSW go out fishing at least once a year. It is a fun activity for the entire family, and supports regional communities,’ he said. ‘In providing their advice, the independent Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel used a threat-and-risk-based approach to assess a range of factors relating to the impacts of recreational line fishing on ocean beaches and headlands, as well as consideration of the social values recreational fishing provides to the community.
‘A total of 43km of the NSW coastline will remain in sanctuary zones.’ The zone will extend out to 100 metres from shore. ‘The rezoning follows the removal of the compliance amnesty from 20 other beach and headland sanctuary zones in December 2014. There is no longer an amnesty in place at any marine park, and sanctuary zone rules are being enforced,’ Dr Allan said. ‘Vessel-based fishing and spearfishing continue to be prohibited at all 30 ocean beach and headland sites and any other pre-existing restrictions including bag and size limits also continue to apply.’
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Questions are being raised around how the process for the remediation and future outcomes of the South Byron sewage treatment plant (STP) are being delivered, with a key concern being the opportunity for community input. The site, at 1 Broken Head Road, was decommissioned in November 2005 and has since had around half the remediation work required done according to Cr Paul Spooner. However, since its closure it has been adopted by wildlife and birds as well as becoming a ‘clam’ and ‘magic’ place for locals and visitors alike said local biologist Dr Mary Gardner. This Thursday, Council will be going into a confidential session to discuss the nine expressions of interest (EOI) that have been put in to Council that will most likely determine the future of the site. The reason the site has been able to go straight to EOI without community consultation is because it is classified as ‘operational land’ not ‘community land’, there-
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fore it doesn’t require a plan of management (PoM), according to Phil Holloway, director infrastructure services.
Community input Local conservationist Dailan Pugh says, ‘Council needs to go back to the start of this process and first ask the community what they want for the site.’ ‘The first step needs to be for Council to identify and publicly exhibit options.’ ‘Rather than giving developers carte blanche to decide what they want to do on the site, the community should first be able to identify the developable area and the con-
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Revisited The ‘level of communication will be revisited after the selective tender phase, which will determine whether there is a feasible partner and a suitable development option that meets Council’s community, environmental, social and financial objectives for the South Byron STP site,’ said Mr Holloway. Proposals to infill one of the ponds at the STP site with asbestos-contaminated soil have also been criticised by Dailan Pugh, who said that ‘This is not appropriate for floodprone land.’
Pioneer hall to become fire service admin Councillors have accepted a staff recommendation to relocate the Rural Fire Service from Council’s administration building to Mullumbimby’s Cook Pioneer Centre. At the May 24 meeting, Cr Michael Lyon’s successful amendment will see a
new management committee oversee the hall, replacing the Section 355 Management Committee.
Cover costs The amendment also says Council will ‘Continue to cover the costs of network-
ing lunches and a small amount for room hire fees up to $1,800 per annum, until the end of the current term of Council (September 2020) at which time this will be reviewed, in recognition of the work of the Mullumbimby Senior Citizens group.’
Council staff told The Echo that RFS staff currently have a room at Council’s admin office in Mullumbimby. ‘Whether the move actually happens is predicated on grant funding. ‘Negotiations are still underway.’
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straints that apply.’ A 2010 draft masterplan was developed for the site that looked at potential development of residential and educational facilities along with open space and environmental protection areas, but it was never exhibited. ‘This is only one option,’ pointed out Mr Pugh. ‘It is also essential to consider other realistic options, such as Council managing it as a wetland reserve and public open space, or selling it to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.’ ‘It needs to be remembered that this site is part of the water and sewer funds and any
money raised from it has to go back to that fund. ‘I also understand it is not financially strapped and could afford to continue to maintain the site as public open space.’ Mr Holloway told The Echo that Council’s vision is ‘to retain the ownership of the land to provide longterm, beneficial economic outcomes for Council and our ratepayers and residents and the provision of public open space for community and environmental benefit.’
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Ideas at forefront for written festival After many months of careful curation, the full program for this year’s Byron Writers Festival has been released, profiling 140 writers and thinkers who will converge at the Elements of Byron resort from August 3 till 5. Festival director Edwina Johnson says, ‘We’re thrilled at how well this year’s program has been received. Our office phone has been running hot and lots of lovely locals have dropped by to snap up Sunday’s locals tickets. We’re also delighted to discover that many people are coming as a group with their book clubs.’ Drawing the region’s creative minds and national and international headliners, the festival will again feature inspiring true stories and writers of fiction, politics, society, environment, science, art, music, comedy and children and young adults. There’s something for everyone – and apart from the festival itself, there are diverse writers’ workshops and evening events in Byron Bay and the wider northern rivers region.
True stories Sharing their inspiring true stories will be young Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif (Daring to Drive), sexual assault survivor Bri Lee (Eggshell Skull) and music teacher of Afghan children, Eddie Ayres (Danger Music). Other storytellers include Asylum Seeker Resource Centre founder Kon Karapanagiotidis, Jessie Cole (Staying), Sarah Krasnostein (The Trauma Cleaner), Sarah Wilson (First, We Make the Beast Beautiful), Dr Anita Heiss (Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia) and acclaimed historian Henry Reynolds (This Whispering in Our Hearts). Broadcaster Richard Fidler will take his turn in the hot seat with Saga Land co-author Kári Gíslason to explore the Vikings.
Local writers Local writers include literary luminary Robert Drewe, who will launch his new collection of short stories The True Colour of the Sea. He joins Jessie Cole (Staying) and Southern Cross University lecturer Gregory Smith, who came Out of the Forest after spending more than ten years surviving in near total isolation in the Goonengerry scrub. Other local notables include Emma and Tom Lane, who will release a book later
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International guests International guests include best-selling UK authors Matt Haig and Hannah Richell, award-winning author of The Reader Bernhard Schlink and celebrated poet and UK-based broadcaster Lemn Sissay. They join inspirational Woman in the Wilderness Miriam Lancewood (The Netherlands) and North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee, whose memoir The Girl with Seven Names has become a global bestseller.
Fiction Prolific novelist and playwright Tom Keneally heads up fiction, alongside Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies), Melissa Lucashenko (Too Much Lip), Josephine Wilson, Steven Carroll, debut novelist Future D Fidel (Prize Fighter). Crime writers include Candice Fox, Dervla McTiernan and Jane Harper, whose book The Dry has been requisitioned by Reese Witherspoon’s film production company.
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Environment/ science Distinguished guests at the forefront of science, technology and the state of our planet include Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel, leading science writer Elizabeth Finkel, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific and The Coal Truth author David Ritter, and longtime farmer and PhD in social change Charles Massy. Marine biologist, pioneering researcher and mother of two daughters raised at sea Micheline Jenner will tell us all about The Secret Life of Whales.
Big Day Out on Festival Sunday, while Oliver Phommavanh (Natural Born Loser and Thai-riffic!), Lian Tanner the best-selling author of children’s fantasy adventure trilogy The Keepers and Funny Kid for President author Matt Stanton are among many others who will appear. Printed programs were distributed in last week’s Echo and a digital version can be downloaded at www. byronwritersfestival.com.
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Art, music and comedy Acclaimed visual artist Tracey Moffatt will deliver a talk about her artistic practice, while You Am I front man and Detours memoirist Tim Rogers and acclaimed singer/songwriter and Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning will open up their songbooks. Comedian Kitty Flanagan comes clean about Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies, while fellow comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs will perform the smash hit that inspired their book Women Like Us.
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Byron’s latest shiny new attraction takes shape Paul Bibby
A shiny, new creature is gradually emerging from the earth in downtown Byron Bay. For the past 18 months, workers have swarmed over a large building site next to the Jonson Street Woolworths, creating a rolling soundtrack of construction noise that most locals are now used to. The town is no stranger to development of course, but this project heralds something quite different – Byron’s
first major shopping mall. In approximately five months’ time, the doors will open on ‘Mercato on Byron’ – a multi-level centre complete with basement car parking, a cinema complex, and shiny shops catering to your every want and need. Some see it as a welcome addition that will attract more visitors and create local jobs, while others bemoan a further ‘Gold Coastification’ of the Shire. So what are we actually
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going to get? At 7,895m2 set over two levels, not including the carparks, the combined floorspace of the development is much smaller than a Westfield-style mega mall. Its design is less sprawling than the older-style centres at Tweed and Ballina, thanks to a double-level, 321-vehicle underground carpark directly beneath the shopping and entertainment area.
Cinemas Plans for a bowling alley went by the wayside somewhere during the planning process, so the mall’s main entertainment feature will be a nine-theatre cinema complex. Much like its three-cinema predecessor, the new facility will be run by Palace Cinemas, with its international and independent offerings. There was due to be an art gallery included in the complex. However, this now appears to have morphed into an ‘open space for artisan market/gallery and performances’. Exactly what this is remains to be seen. That leaves the shops – an aspect of the development that has been a source of considerable controversy since it was first proposed way back in 2013. The concerns are twofold. Firstly, some are worried that the owners will quietly bring in one of the generic fast-food chains that the Shire has fought so hard against (and – with the exception of the Dominos and Subway on Jonson Street – it has done so successfully). Just last week rumours swirled that Hungry Jacks was sniffing around the new mall. When contacted by The Echo the agent responsible for letting the retail space, Sophie Christou from Raine and Horne Byron Bay, declared
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that no such plan was afoot. ‘I can say unequivocally that we have not been approached by Hungry Jacks,’ Ms Christou said. However, exactly what shops will be included remains a mystery. When asked to reassure the community that ‘neither Hungry Jacks nor any other major fast-food outlet will be part of the Mercato centre’, the owners were far from unequivocal. ‘Local tenants and unique minor chain operators have embraced the opportunity to participate in the project,’ was their reply. The reference to ‘minor chain operators’ suggests that we can expect that a number of big-name-brand stores under Mercato’s roof in addition to the new Woolworths that was always part of the deal. The Mercato developers provided The Echo a few further hints about the nature of the shops expected, declaring: ‘There is a variety of unique and exciting food offerings and other retailers already committed to participate… with approximately 68 per cent of the tenancies leased to date.’ ‘Limited opportunities exist for a fitness/wellness operator, medical/specialist rooms, an Asian fusion food offering, a wholefoods/vegetarian cafe, and a juice/salad bar operator
along with some retail spaces,’ the statement continued. Doesn’t sound too disastrous, right? Perhaps not, but it has nevertheless raised concerns about the impact on other shops in the town, many of whom are already struggling under the burden of soaring rents and overheads. Deputy mayor Basil Cameron said the arrival of the mall ‘wouldn’t help’ existing local retailers struggling to make a buck. ‘I don’t think the mall is what we need, but the issue goes beyond that really,’ Cr Cameron said. ‘The Byron CBD’s success in lots of ways has been based on its proliferation of small, unique businesses. We’ve noticed that because of increasing rents and other pressures we’re seeing a disappearance of local businesses.’
Worked closely Mayor Simon Richardson said he had worked closely with the developers from the start in a bid to ensure that they didn’t quietly bring in the notorious ‘golden arches’ or something similar. ‘There’s been a commitment from them that they won’t fill the place with chain stores and in our most recent meeting with them a few months ago that still appeared
to stand,’ Cr Richardson said. ‘But as a council we can’t impose that kind of condition as a condition of consent. ‘Instead, we chose to maintain a decent relationship with the developer and influence their decisions for the good of the community as much as we could, rather than standing on the other side of the fence shaking our fists at them.’
Eco-friendly One promise to the council that it appears Mercato’s owners will deliver on is the provision of a series of ecofriendly features within the mall that will make it the first regional shopping centre to achieve a five-green-star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. According to Mercato, the mall will achieve this by: ‘using natural light and ventilation as much as possible, having greywater harvesting and re-use, being built from material taken from the previous building, and having solar electricity generation.’ ‘They could have plonked a Ballina Fair right there in the middle of Jonson St but they didn’t,’ Cr Richardson said. ‘We’re hoping that the green aspects of the mall will encourage others to do the same, so that the next developer down the road will say “okay, I might do that too”.’
A story to raise suicide awareness Organisers of a suicide prevention and awareness project are calling upon those who have recovered from suicidality to join an eight week group starting in August, with two award-winning authors who will help them write and publish a book of their stories. Story Circle project manager Heather Ellemor-Collins says the group will be a safe and encouraging forum where people who have been suicidal can explore their experiences and recovery
through creative writing. No previous experience of writing is necessary.
Renowned authors Ellemor-Collins says, ‘We are delighted to have two renowned authors – Jesse Blackadder and Sarah Armstrong – who are also highly experienced teachers, to lead the group through the process of writing.’ She added the group will be facilitated by two experienced mental-health professionals, to ensure the experi-
ence is safe for participants. The course – including clinical guidelines for working creatively and safely with people who’ve experienced suicidality – was developed with funding from Northern Rivers Community Foundation. The pilot project is funded by North Coast Primary Health Network, supported by Lifeline Lismore, and auspiced by Byron Writers Festival. For more information contact Heather on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Local News Teven, Tintenbar gears up to battle Goliath Ballina Shire Council mayor David Wright has refused to state his support or otherwise for a petrochemical plant that residents fear would be built near their rural Teven homes. While multinational Fulton Hogan are yet to lodge a development application (DA) before Ballina Council, residents and politicians converged on Saturday at Tintenbar Hall to discuss the project. The No Bloody Way campaign against any proposed asphalt factory is headed by the Teven Tintenbar Community Association. Mayor Wright, who was at the meeting, told The Echo, ‘We as councillors cannot make up our minds before seeing the DA – there is nothing for Council to consider. The proponent will need to lodge not just a DA, but an environmental impact statement (EIS) and undertake community consultation.’ ‘Anyone can apply to develop anything,’ he said, ‘even of it’s not allowable.’ Yet the mayor conceded that the project could be built within the zoning. When asked if Ballina Council’s planning laws reflect community expecta-
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tions in this regard, he replied that they did. ‘I don’t know anywhere else apart from an industrial estate where you would put such a plant,’ he said. The mayor also questioned where residents got their information from, such as the claim it will operate 24/7. ‘No similar plant in the area operates 24/7.’ And while residents are urging councillors to stop the process now, Mayor Wright expressed his fear that Council could be taken to court if they reject any proposal for the site.
Meanwhile the cause is bringing locals together. Resident Jo Mainprize said of the Saturday gathering, ‘I know a lot of locals, but I met Teven and Tintenbar residents there that I had never seen before.’ Speakers from the community included Josh Browne, president of the Teven Tintenbar Community Association and Paul Rizzo, vicepresident of the association. Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP, Labor candidate for Ballina Asren Pugh, Ballina Shire councillors Keith Williams and Sharon Parry
all made passionate speeches against the proposal. ‘We have heard stories of living near an asphalt plant,’ said Tamara Smith MP. ‘The risks are just too high. It’s development by stealth and it’s unfair. ‘Our beautiful rural land is more valuable than a petrochemical plant in terms of intergenerational resources. Looking at how many people have come out today, I congratulate you. My position is no bloody way.’ For more information go to www.nobloodyway.com.
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Swing comes to Bruns Thereâ€™s a new group that has started up workshops and socials, called Northern Rivers Swing Dance. You can find them every second Sunday afternoon at the Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall. 21-year-old Santi Esposito-Rose, one of the founding members, describes the group as â€˜a not-for-profit community group promoting swing dancing for mental health and physical wellbeing.â€™
All ages invited â€˜Itâ€™s also a great place to make new friends. We have created a friendly and safe environment for all ages to have fun and learn something new.â€™ Frankie Manning, the godfather of swing dancing, once explained why he was so passionate about sharing swing with the world: â€˜Iâ€™m not interested in fame and glory. Itâ€™s just that I would like others to know what a happy dance this is.â€™ For more visit the Northern Rivers Swing Santi and Lissa. Photo supplied Dance Facebook group.
Byronâ€™s Video Connection to close Movie buffs have until June 24 to get into Video Connection in Byron Bay to lay their hands on secondhand DVDs as the last video store in Byron Bay finally closes. Rick Burns has run the store for thirteen years. â€˜Originally, we had 260m2 floor space and kids would play hide and seek for hours
while parents ran into friends and would end up having a catch up,â€™ he said. The closure of the cinema in the Bay and parking at Woolies has had a big impact along with the slowly declining client base as people move to streaming services. However, Rick points out that there are still a lot
of movies and shows that arenâ€™t available on streaming services and that he has had a good and loyal customer base that has enjoyed his 18,000-strong collection. â€˜This is something people have always had and it is tragic to lose it,â€™ said one customer who was in collecting their DVDs.
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Young fingerprints cover Mullum The final lamp post has been decorated in Mullumbimby by students at Cobbers Preschool who are leaving their mark for all to see. The project was instigated by the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and has seen all the lamp posts in the main street of Mullumbimby decorated by students from Mullumbimby High School and Shearwater, except for this final addition. Craig Watson, from Soul Pattinson Chemist, was on hand to help the little children reach as high as they could to make sure they all had a chance to get their handprints on the pole. â€˜We thought this was a great way to beautify the town, keep it local and include the community,â€™ said Jenelle Stanford, president of the Mullum
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NSW budget and you Let’s explore the state government’s 2018–19 budget report for the Ballina electorate! In case you missed it (ICYMI), the Ballina electorate covers Byron and Ballina local government areas and your local representative in NSW parliament is Greens MP Tamara Smith. The NSW Budget 2018–19 Electorate Report (Ballina) is a simple 13-page document that lists capital projects, transport projects, ‘Restart NSW Fund projects’ and regional grant funds across this electorate. While there are many projects that have been previously announced, there are a few new items. Capital works for the area this financial year include $49.6 million for a new Ballina high school. A ‘social housing upgrade’ will receive $1,147,000 and comes without any details. Similarly a $500,000 ‘coastal infrastructure program’ has no detail. As for transport, a total of $14,497,000 is listed for capital projects, operating projects and maintenance. These projects are of course largely to do with road improvements and a few footpaths, but it also includes a Transport Access Program for the proposed Byron Bay interchange. $2,108,000 has been put aside for the planning and construction of the Byron bus interchange that includes ‘improved ramps, toilets, seating, shelters, kiss and ride zones, bike racks, improved customer information and CCTV and lighting.’ A Brunswick Heads boat ramp upgrade is pegged at $500,000, while $304,000 will go to the construction of a shared path along Balemo Drive in Ocean Shores. And do we get value for money from John Holland corporation who maintain the region’s disused railways? Despite the state government’s ‘multi-electorate transport program’, inspections and minor repairs of rail lines in this electorate will cost the taxpayer $341,000 for this year. An upgrade to the Ballina Byron Airport is pegged at $4,508,000 and falls under the ‘Restart NSW Fund.’ Bridge rebuilding around Bangalow will cost $2,589,000, while Brunswick Heads foreshore public reserve upgrades and improvements will cost $1,227,000. Regional grants include the Byron Writers Festival Story Board Road Trip ($80,000), the establishment of Ignite Studios’ Lighting Sustainability upgrades and partnership development ($158,000) and the Solar Art Ark, a solar-powered mobile workshop/stage/ store ($25,000). Banglaow’s Heritage House will receive $320,000 to connect ‘families past and present’ while the Ocean Shores Waterlily Playground will receive $418,000. Byron’s Sandhills early childhood centre will be refurbished to the tune of $255,000. Tamara Smith MP says there is good news for Tweed, Byron and Ballina Community Transport in this budget. She says, ‘The service will receive $1.87 million under the Commonwealth Home Support Program, plus $193,000 under the Community Transport Program.’ Yet she does claim the $12,000 allocated for biodiversity offsets for core koala habitat destroyed by the Pacific Highway upgrade ‘is a joke.’ Smith says, ‘This is an extremely small amount; the government would be better to spend that on a tagging and monitoring program to assess the effectiveness of what they’re doing at Meerschaum Vale.’ Hans Lovejoy, editor News tips are welcome: email@example.com
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alcolm Turnbull has always regarded John Howard as some sort of political mentor. It was Howard who encouraged and promoted him, and Howard who talked him out of giving up when Tony Abbott beat him by one vote for the party leadership he regarded as his birthright. Howard persuaded him that he could and would return, so when Turnbull did, he thought Howard’s judgment was all but infallible. But not quite; even then the protégé had a couple of reservations, and last week he made it clear that on at least one issue he would be his own man. Turnbull has announced that he will make a national apology; he will say sorry to the numerous victims, alive and dead, of child sexual abuse as revealed by the royal commission inaugurated by Julia Gillard. In the circumstances this can hardly be called controversial; the crimes, deceptions, conspiracies and cover ups that have been painstakingly and painfully listed in the commission’s report are truly horrendous. An apology is the least that is required, and to his credit Turnbull has also been vigorous in pursuing more concrete remedies, including compensation. And he appears to be willing to break the secrecy of the confessional, which, coming from a Catholic convert, is a seriously big deal. So there could be some solid substance to his apology. Certainly he is being determinedly positive about it. But a few years ago the government of which he was a part was adamant: there would be no apology to the stolen generations, in spite of an equally damning report from an equally credible inquiry – Bringing Them Home, the report on the stolen generations.
by Ian Rogers The Queen’s Birthday long weekend featured the Victorian Open and NSW Open running headto-head. The NSW event, the larger and stronger of the two, saw sixtime ACT Champion Junta Ikeda upset the odds by defeating the top seed Anton Smirnov and then drawing with – and almost beating – the other Grandmaster in the field, Max Illingworth. Ikeda was forced to share line honours with Taiwan’s top player Raymond Song. Song played in World Youth Championships for both New Zealand, his birthplace, and Australia before heading to Shanghai, Taipei and finally returning to Sydney (likely temporarily) for university studies. Song and Ikeda played the game of the tournament against each other in round six before the game ended in perpetual check. In Melbourne Grandmaster Hrant Melkumyan ran through the field, scoring a perfect 7/7. Melkumyan’s victory was decided by a 101 move marathon against runner-up Kanan Izzat in the fifth round. Izzat was always on the back foot but on move 98,
There was a lot of sophistry about just how stolen the generations were, and whether some (but by no means all) of the stealers were well-intentioned at the time. This was hardly relevant to the stolen and their descendants: they had no doubt that their rights had been violated, their families and in some cases their very lives destroyed as a result of the policies of the government. A minimum of decency meant they were due proper acknowledgement and contrition, not some weasel words about a regrettable blemish from the past, now time to move on. But in any case, Howard was not
ready shaping up as a fierce rival to Turnbull – advised his leader that it would be better to give way – it would do him no harm to be generous for a change. But Howard stood on what he called his principles, and in the end it was up to Rudd to deliver the long-belated speech. Howard had lost his seat by then, so had an excuse for not attending. But several others from the extreme right of the Liberal Party also boycotted the event. The appalling Sophie Mirabella stated that the stolen generations were a myth – presumably the weighty report she received some years earlier went straight to the shredder.
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by Mungo MacCallum prepared to argue about it. He was not personally responsible, so there was nothing for him to be sorry about. No apology, not now and not ever. And this intransigence effectively destroyed any possibility of a consensus over Indigenous recognition, let alone a proper reconciliation process. A treaty, of course, was utterly out of the question. Even some of Howard’s conservative colleagues thought his unbending stance was not only cruel, but also bad politics: it would involve eating a shit sandwich, but it would at least get the issue out of the way. As it was, like Howard’s stubborn refusal to sign the Kyoto agreement on climate change, the veto on an apology was a longrunning distraction at a time when the rise and rise of Kevin Rudd needed all the concentration he could muster. Even Tony Abbott – another protégé and alwith 49 moves completed without a piece being captured or a pawn move, he could have forced a draw. In the diagram Izzat, Black, should play 98...Kf8! even though it allows 99.Rd8, which seems to force a winning pawn endgame. However, then Black could indicate his intention to play 99...Ke7! and claim a draw through the 50 move rule since any capture by Melkumyan comes too late. Unluckily, not realising that the draw was so close and believing he was losing however he played, Izzat tried 98...Kh7? and after 99.e7! – just in time! – the 50 move clock restarted and Izzat had no hope. The game concluded 99...Kh6 100. Kd6 Kg5 101.Ke6 1-0 a
At which point we have to ask: will the party room rump seek to embarrass the current prime minster on the same basis? They can certainly take the Howard line: presumably none of them has been involved in child sexual abuse, so why should they have to be dragged to a public apology? It might be a little rash to describe the royal commission as a myth, but there are those who have said it was exaggerated, over the top, the evidence was unreliable, there was a suspicion (by the doubters) that false memories were accepted, and of course it was basically a giant conspiracy to discredit the churches, most particularly the Catholics. There will be an opportunity for a well-publicised walkout – it was Turnbull’s idea, and if he wants to wallow in it, let him. Howard, obviously, will again
not be present anyway, but one of the most prominent who ostentatiously snubbed Rudd may well be tempted to lead the resistance: no prizes for guessing, step forward Peter Dutton. The sociopathic Home Affairs enforcer doesn’t apologise for anything, not ever. He has presided over a string of atrocities in his portfolio – several innocent deaths, much madness, untold suffering for his numerous victims. His insistence that asylum seekers are ‘illegal arrivals’ is quite simply a lie – the foundation lie of the vast structure of misery he and his sinister eminence grise, the department’s secretary Mike Pezzullo have diligently erected. Dutton’s regime is guilty of deceit, deliberate cruelty and the breaking of several international laws and conventions – not to mention trashing Australia’s reputation for standards of fairness and decency. By any rights he should be apologising for what amounts to crimes against humanity. But it obviously does not bother him – as he tells us, those who dissent are dead to him. His total lack of empathy means that all his emotions – including his loyalty – must be questioned. As a cabinet minister, Dutton cannot easily desert Turnbull as he is making the apology on the floor of the house, but he could – if he wished – gather support for those who can and will, the reactionary backbenchers who probably think that apologies are for wimps anyway. There is no suggestion that this is happening – yet. But there are more than four months before October 22, the day on Children’s Week Turnbull has selected for his big moment, and as we have seen so regularly, there is an awful lot of mischief to be made before then.
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In regards to West Byron, I don’t have the skills or the right equipment, but if someone – or better still if many people – could film the traffic on Ewingsdale Road at peak traffic times and email it to every politician in both the upper and lower houses of parliament this would be a good counter to the bullshit being disseminated by the developers. Better still if the footage could be put on a DVD and posted to them all – as an email is easy to ignore. David Gilet Byron Bay
Q I received a letter from the NSW government Planning Panel about meetings to ‘hear submissions from the community’ on the West Byron development. This has been sprung on the community at short notice – making it difficult if not divisive for us to select representatives from the thousands who feel passionately that this development is a disaster for our environment and its inhabitants. Community representatives will get three minutes each for a total of ten minutes – well three isn’t a factor of ten for a start!
The applicant’s representatives are allocated 50 per cent more time to speak and presumably will be slick professional speakers. As I read it, this process is rigged against the community’s interests from the outset and is the antithesis of ‘community consultation’. I believe the only appropriate response to this sham would be a massive display of public disobedience. Alistair Bell Byron Bay
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Letters/Articles continued from page 11 and map of dog beaches. The Shire also raises your rates as you are now deemed a ‘holiday house’. Proper insurance policies that cover short term tenants also need to be in place. We too have people who are not compliant doing STHL and the shire is trying to tighten up on this as it creates an uneven playing field. If regulations are brought in then it’s only fair that everyone complies. Peter and Carey Collell Margaret River
In this community are the homeless, who are a byproduct of the ways of government and land laws. Because land is the basic need required to have a home, we as locals can help where we can but, because of council laws, many living happily have been given their marching orders. These folk are not after mansions but would just like to live simply. Please, Council, stop your part in the homeless problem. Glenn Higson Goonengerry
Is there a difference between an ‘answer’ and a ‘response’? Submissions commenting on Council’s proposed new Meetings Code of Conduct suggested there was and asked that a distinction be made concerning the material supplied when one of the public asks a question. Council analysis noted, however, that: no distinction is required. An answer is a reaction to a question. A response to a question is an answer. I
Council, love them or hate them, they are the overarching hand that determines how much we pay in rates and what we can do on our land. The planning court seems to have a soft ear for the developer, with Council having to foot huge legal bills – our money – to keep out inappropriate developments. The potholes in the Shire could do with a bit of that wasted money.
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North Coast news daily: don’t think too many of the Byron public would be convinced by that. We all know what is meant by a demand to ‘Answer the question!’ Take the question: ‘How much has Council spent to date on Project Y?’ Most of us would expect an answer to supply a precise dollar figure. A ‘response’ on the other hand might go something like – ‘When Council determines a budget for a project it takes into account ...’ (followed by three pages of quotes from Council policy and procedures). Definitions based on synonyms (words of similar meaning) can be problematic – synonyms are approximates only and each has its own nuances. Discerning use of linguistic subtleties can enhance clarity but is now too often a device to duck and weave. Do Council staff not understand the different meanings or was ‘A response to a question is an answer’ offered with a knowing smirk? Either possibility is dis-
turbing and it is ironic that the ‘response’ gives such a wonderful example of the linguistic gymnastics under scrutiny. Liz Levy Suffolk Park
Regarding the proposed MW (microwave) tower for Wilsons Creek: Can’t we just have one place in this Shire that doesn’t get saturated with microwave radiation 24/7? Lester Prouse Huonbrook
We have all been thoroughly inculcated with knowledge of the holocaust and the persecution of Jews under the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. This history is ubiquitous and constantly referenced by the corporate media, in movies and on television. But how often do we hear about the Nakba and the persecution of Palestinians under Zionist occupation? Of course the two are intimately related, the latter being predicated upon the
former. We’re meant to believe the suffering imposed upon the Jews by Nazis is the reason and justification for the suffering imposed upon the Palestinians by Zionists. But Palestinians were not responsible for the persecution of the Jews. Indeed, prior to the Zionist invasion of Palestine in the first half of the twentieth century, Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together there in peace. It was the Zionist project that brought terrorism and conflict to Palestine. John Scrivener Main Arm
A shared existence
The article Buckle up for more Visitors (Echo June 6) referred to an increase in visitors to Byron in the next decade. The Byron’s Tourism Symposium solution to the traffic snarls that will obviously occur was a toll on the visiting cars and expanding paid car parking, a ridiculous solution! If there were ever a time to discuss reinstating trains
netdaily.net.au it’s now. Not the old trains but an eco electric light rail coexisting with a bike and walking trail. Do an online search of bike+track+with+ train+rails and take a look at some of the images of bike and rail trails that co-exist. Removing train tracks for a rail trail is short sighted benefits only a handful of enthusiasts whereas a train can be used by the broader public. Train travel would reduce the number of cars on the road and would spread the visitor load from Byron to other towns that also have lots to offer. What do tourists do in Byron when it’s wet? If there were trains they could explore more of the region, then we could all benefit from a good strategic transport strategy and reap the benefits of tourism. What are our elected politicians or future candidates going to do about this major issue? Andrea Panayiotou Rosebank
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Q Meryl Dorey’s piece in The Echo, AVN replies to Mandy Nolan’s soap box (June 13), demonstrates that deniers of climate change and vaccinations have much in common. Certainly their uses of ‘facts’ are equally loose. Nothing demonstrates this more than her reference to Dr William Thompson’s socalled ‘whistleblower’ action of confessing to omitting data in a CDC report. It appears from his explanation that the data were incomplete; however, the crucial question is did the collected data actually prove that the MMR vaccine produces a 700 per cent increased risk of autism as claimed by Ms Dorey? According to the factchecker website Snopes (https://www.snopes.com/factcheck/bad-medicine/) the answer is no, it did not.
Ms Dorey made an omission of her own as well: she failed to reveal that the data in question applied only to African-American boys. Moreover, in the preamble to his explanation Dr Thompson wrote: ‘I want to be absolutely clear that I believe vaccines have saved and continue to save countless lives. I would never suggest that any parent avoid vaccinating children of any race. Vaccines prevent serious diseases, and the risks associated with their administration are vastly outweighed by their individual and societal benefits.’ Warren Kennedy Mullumbimby Q I want to commend the edi-
tor for printing Meryl Dorey’s article discussing the vaccination issue (June 13). Vaccination is a contro-
versial topic in Australia and unfortunately the mainstream media are not allowing for intelligent and active debate on the important topic of medical interventions. The mainstream media choose instead to publicly vilify anyone who dares to question or even discuss the pros and cons of vaccination. This includes the medical profession and raises serious issues around the way political institutions redefine what ‘science’ is and what citizens can and can’t say or do in a supposedly democratic society. I am glad to know that there are still some media outlets such as The Echo that allow for all sides of a debate to be represented. Julia LeMonde Ninderry
Q Magenta, I totally understand your fears with regard
to infectious diseases. What annoys me, however, is a slightly different take on things. I refer to those people who believe that because they’ve had their flu shot, or their whooping cough vaccine, they couldn’t possibly have contracted said illness, so out they go in public, sick as dogs, coughing all over the rest of us. As for herd immunity, that stops working as soon as we leave – or alter – our herd. Think about it. If a herd is a stable/people/community, then once the majority builds a certain resistance, the rest of the herd gains the benefit. But Byron has – according to some estimates – two million visitors per year. There is no capacity for Byron to build its herd immunity under such conditions. Diana Sweeney Federal
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Blue-tongue lizards use their tongues as a last-ditch effort to avoid being eaten, according to the latest research from the Lizard Lab at Macquarie University in Sydney. The base of their tongue is particularly bright under UV light – which birds can see clearly. The lizard relies on camouflage to avoid hawks and other predators. When that fails, the lizards poke out their tongues as far as possible
distracting the birds with a flash of bright blue and ultraviolet tongues. And yes, you would it under disco lights. ‘Blue-tongue lizards have a highly conspicuous tongue, but, unlike many other kinds of lizards, it’s a big tongue – the surface area is large. When blue-tongues do a “full tongue” display, the mouth is opened widely, and the tongue is flattened and expanded. At the same time, they may hiss
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can be quite intimidating for anyone that has got too close to a wild bluey,’ said Associate Professor Whiting.
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Articles Accounting for mangrove methane in global carbon budgets Mangroves are highly valued for their efficiency in storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. But those calculations need to be adjusted to account for the methane emitted during the carbon burial process, according to new research from Southern Cross University. Organic material within the mangrove system releases methane as it breaks down. However, scientists from the University’s Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry Research have found the methane being released is offsetting on average 20 per cent of the carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere and buried as blue carbon. The paper ‘Methane emissions partially offset ‘blue carbon’ burial in mangroves’, published in the journal Science Advances, provides the first estimate of the global magnitude of this offset. ‘Our results show that high water and sediment methane emissions have the potential to partially offset “blue carbon” burial rates in mangrove sediments on average by 20 per cent,’ said lead researcher Dr Judith Rosentreter. ‘The offsets may be as high as 60 per cent around the
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search at Southern Cross, is one of the co-authors. ‘Methane emissions from mangroves need to be accounted for when assessing their importance in future “blue carbon” assessments and climate change mitigation,’ said Professor Eyre. As well as offering valuable ecosystem services to the coastal zone and its inhabitants, coastal vegetated ecosystems have been highlighted as efficient natural carbon stores. The term blue carbon was coined to describe the carbon sequestered in sedi-
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A man in Kansas has taken over the American political system Phillip Frazer
Who’s the most dangerous man in America? Tough competition for sure, so let’s narrow it down to – who’s doing the most damage to America and the rest of the world? Trump? Nope – there’s a higher power screwing us, and he lives in Wichita, Kansas. His name is Charles Koch (pronounced ‘coke’) and last Friday he announced that he is now the sole power behind Koch Enterprises, America’s second-largest privately owned company, with annual revenues of 115 billion dollars.
Running US government Charles, who’s 82, has outlasted and outwitted his three brothers to control the Koch family oil and chemicals empire, and the Koch political machine that now essentially runs the US government. Charles and his 78-yearold brother David bought out their other two brothers years ago, amidst a torrent of acrimony. Last week Charles announced that David had retired for health reasons, so now their combined assets could be effectively in Charlie’s hands – all 120 billion dollars of it. After generating trillions of dollars out of the fortune their father left them, what have the Koch brothers done with their billions? They have comprehensively remade America’s political system.
Going legit Back in 1980 David Koch tried being an elected politician when he ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket, but he got less than one per cent of the vote. After that, the brothers decided to ditch democracy
and simply buy control of the presidency, the congress, the judiciary, the media, and state and local governments across the USA.
to groom operatives from other countries, including Australia. In recent years, Senator Cory Bernadi, who quit the Liberals to form his own Conservative Party, and Libertarian Senator David Leyonhjelm have enjoyed the support of Koch organisations. The victorious Liberal campaign in South Australia last month was aided by the Kochs’ micro-targeting company called i360. This Koch family saga sounds like Kurt Vonnegut wrote it, but like Mark Twain said, ‘Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t’.
Shaping debate They don’t just pay the campaign bills of candidates for all levels of office – though they do that. They also finance think tanks that write laws for their politicians to enact, such as repealing Obama’s healthcare reforms and a vast range of environmental protections, or pushing for jail terms for protesters against environmental outrages perpetrated by big corporations. In practical terms, the Koch agenda is to remove all constraints on what individuals and businesses can do, which is what Charles K calls ‘libertarianism’ (not to be confused with the anti-elite libertarianism promoted in the sixties by Sydney intellectuals such as Germaine Greer and John Anderson). They want to be freed from the burden of cleaning the emissions from their oil refineries, free to dump toxic effluent from their paper mills into rivers and oceans, free to soak their Stainmaster carpets in formaldehyde and VOCs, free to make and sell abhorrent weapons of war, and to litter the world with oil pipelines and skyscrapers of dodgy financial paperwork. My long-time publishing partner Jim Hightower calls this takeover and make over of America ‘the Koch coup’, the fundamental goal of which is to destroy the idea that America is united by the principle that we’re all in this together. It is hard to overstate the breadth of the Koch plan. Charles himself has said, ‘Our movement must destroy the prevalent statist paradigm.’
Josef Stalin (left) with Fred Koch (right). Koch sold his oil refining technology, and 15 oil refineries, to the highest bidder of the day – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics led by premier Josef Stalin.
Plutocrats-United conspiracy Over the past 40 years the Kochs have drawn in hundreds of fellow billionaires including Richard and Rebecca Mercer (Trump backers and founders of Cambridge Analytica) and Sheldon Adelson (casino multi-billionaire and extreme Zionist) – plus undisclosed multinational corporations serving as silent partners. They coordinate campaign contributions from all these donors, and the Koch network of think tanks and universities that promote their theories and practices, into what Hightower calls a Plutocrats-United conspiracy – yep, that word – which has largely succeeded in co-opting the US government. They spend more to elect
Republican candidates of their own choosing than the Republican Party itself can afford to spend. In her recent exposé book on these guys, Democracy in Chains, Duke University historian Nancy MacLean calls them ‘property supremacists’.
Taking control During the 2016 election Charles Koch didn’t support Trump; he said choosing Clinton or Trump was like choosing ‘cancer or a heart attack.’ He preferred the antigay, anti-healthcare Senator Ted Cruz, who also says he ‘leads the fight for Israel, to honour God’s promise’. But Trump won, so Koch set out to take over his administration without having to confront the bullying buffoon directly. As Trump’s own choices
for his top ten staff members have been fired, quit, or removed for legal reasons, their jobs have been taken by politicians groomed and financed by the Kochs, including EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Trump liaison with Congress Marc Short, education secretary Betsy DeVos, and other crucial operatives. Vice-president Mike Pence has long been a Koch yesman. Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon recently told New Yorker writer Jane Mayer that if Pence were ever elected or appointed to the top job, ‘he’d be a president that the Kochs would own’.
Broad influence Charles Koch is not satisfied with just taking over the US political system – he likes
The family patriarch Fred Koch got into oil drilling and refining in the 1930s. He is reported to have sympathised with the Ku Klux Klan, and in the 1950s he co-founded the John Birch Society, whose members included many with white supremacist and anti-semitic tendencies. In 1958 Fred claimed that ‘The coloured man looms large in the Communist plan to take over America’. He saw welfare as a plot to attract rural blacks to cities, where they would foment ‘a vicious race war’. Charles and David Koch were also Birchers. In the 1930s, Fred set the family fortune zooming by selling his oil-refining technology, and 15 oil refineries, to the highest bidder of the day – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics led by Premier Josef Stalin. Ya wouldn’t read about it, certainly not in Time magazine, recently acquired by Charles Koch. Phillip Frazer stays clear of conspiracies up on www. coorabellridge.com.
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Readers may be interested in a letter I’ve sent to the Registrar of the Land and Environment Court in relation to what I see as an abuse of local process by Council. The subject matter is the way Council quietly deals with illegal development: In the early 90s ICAC made some findings in relation to north coast councils that certain arrangements were ‘conducive to corruption’. This term was discontinued after the extremist prodevelopment lobby loudly complained – as they always do about ICAC. I draw your attention to a situation in Byron Shire that seems to be classically conducive. I do not claim or imply that there is actual corruption, only that certain steps in favour of developers allow the possibility of ‘mates rates’. Locally there has been an explosion of illegal development by people who have the financial means to do it by the book but who choose not to. When neighbours formally complain, or the owners try to sell their property, they are suddenly faced with seeking retrospective approval. Large amounts of money are at stake, so there is motivation aplently to game the system and call in some favours. Through acquaintances
I have learned of three local instances that illustrate the problem. In one case Council issued a demolition order and a $1m fine – later withdrawn. In another, Council issued a stopwork order and demanded the owner lodge a development application. In the third matter I’ve been unable to get Council to muster much interest; illegal work continues on the property.
All hunky-dory This inconsistent approach reflects the fact that all of the relevant decisions are being made behind closed doors by compliance staff. There is zero involvement by our elected councillors, who do not have a clue what’s going on and prefer to pretend that everything’s hunky-dory. As nothing ever appears in the Council agenda there is no open debate, meaning nil transparency or accountability. Only the immediate neighbours have any idea that there’s even a problem. How conducive is that? I now refer in more detail to one of the matters raised above. The landowner ceased work as directed and lodged a DA as directed. Council, however, rejected the DA because it was so low on detail that consent was unjustified (the onus is on the applicant to demonstrate compliance
with relevant planning law). The owner then lodged an appeal with the Land & Environment Court. This got tricky when the owner was granted court permission to add certain design specifications and explanations and to have the appeal decided on that new information. The owner in my opinion abused that concession by changing the entire proposal. This should have caused Council to demand a new DA but instead they merely put the changes up for further public comment. This is of course procedurally to the owners’ advantage. Of equal concern is the question of how many public submissions were lodged. The staff report said six, Council’s Ralph James told me seven, Marsdens said ten but the locals’ estimate is 14. Clearly the owner (or his project) is not popular, but reducing the number of registered objectors is to his favour.
Bushfire risk However, my main concern is the bushfire risk. Having recently had to jump through bushfire hoops myself, I don’t see why Council even processed his application when the owners had not lodged an expert report from a bushfire consultant – not even a dodgy one.
Road Transport Act 2013 s111 – mobile roadside drug testing With drug-driving charges soaring on the north coast , let’s look at perhaps one of the most vicious and unscientific laws passed by the NSW Liberal-Nationals government: Road Transport Act 2013 (Section 111).It allows random oral-fluid testing and mobile roadside drug testing (MDT) but fails to detect drugs that actually may be causing accidents such as benzodiazepines (Valium). While alcohol testing is scientifically-based and directly related to impairment under the Act, testing for three illegal drugs, cannabis, MDMA (or ecstasy) and amphetamines, only detects a presence. In other words, this law says driving with any amount of those drugs detected in your body is illegal and the police do not have to prove that the driver was impaired. Impairment and detection are very different descriptions and have very different outcomes. In January 2016, SMH reported  that the German multinational that supplies police with roadside testing machines, Dräger, is capable of detecting cocaine and a range of other drugs not currently tested for in NSW. Many who face court from a positive MDT test in this area is because cannabis was in their system. It’s clear that soft drugs such as cannabis – which have never been proven to adversely affect driving when detected in low levels – are the target of police. Former cop and Nationals MP Troy Grant enthusiastically embraced the massive increase in drug testing when it was introduced and was supported by local MP Ben Franklin. The National Party argument that any level of drug in a driver has the potential for accidents is misleading and is unsupported by science. If they wanted to increase driver safety, they would pass laws that test for all drugs that impair driving.  NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR) report: Recent Trends in Arrests for Drug Driving.  www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-police-accused-of-targeting-poorer-drivers-byomitting-cocaine-swab-from-roadside-tests-20160128-gmg2tb.html
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This proposal is called an ‘integrated development’, meaning that Council and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) have separate and independent inputs regarding their separate areas of responsibility. The development cannot be finally approved unless both parties concur. Without an expert report upon which to base their assessment the RFS, however, seems to have cracked it and sulked off. My legal point is this: in this kind of appeal a Commissioner of the Court stands in the place of Council and the RFS but as the owner has not named the RFS as a respondent party so how can the Court go ahead and make a decision about the fire risk? Especially if there is no expert input for the commissioner to base his decision upon? For its own part the RFS is on record as stating that it does not wish to be a party to the proceedings. A local planning consultant hired by one of the objectors has stated that most aspects of the development cannot possibly meet fireprotection standards, so the RFS position seems to be a total abdication of responsibility, a willingness to allow the court to possibly blunder into a dangerous situation by approving that which simply cannot by rights be approved.
Zero Emissions Byron event June 27 Christobel Munson
While many governments around the world are introducing measures to address climate change, the Australian government has failed to develop an action plan to reduce Australia’s emissions to COP21 agreed levels. With both local and federal government elections coming up in 2019, it’s time to start rattling the cage! Professor Will Steffen from the Climate Council will be presenting a Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) talk at the Byron Theatre on Wednesday June 27 entitled The Big UTurn Ahead; Calling Australia to Action on Climate Change. Professor Steffen says, ‘We need to throw out governments at all levels that don’t take effective action on climate change and serve notice to incoming governments that they will suffer the same fate if they don’t meet the cli-
mate change challenge.’ Once, Earth System scientist Professor Steffen was a member of the Climate Commission, the independent body established in 2011 by the government to communicate ‘reliable and authoritative information’ about climate change in Australia. The Commission was abolished in 2013 by Abbott’s government. Less than a week later, the Commission was relaunched as an independent, nonprofit organisation called the Climate Council, fully
funded by public donations. Professor Steffen sees the current top climate change challenges as getting universal agreement across countries and cultures that we need to phase out all fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas by 2040, ‘if we are to have a chance to stabilise the climate system at temperature somewhere near 2 degrees C.’ He says the Climate Council is ‘working hard to deal with the dangers of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) and the need to scrap it and strengthen the move to
renewable energy and storage.’ The Climate Council will produce a major report on the risks of climate change for water security with a focus on Australia. After discussing how much time before Australian business, industry, government and households reach the peak emissions ‘point of no return’, MC Mick O’Regan will delve further into practical solutions with Professor Steffen and an expert panel including environmental lawyer Sue Higginson, Enova Energy MD Tony Pfeiffer, grassroots activist Amelia Hicks and the Gas-field Free Northern Rivers’ Simon Clough. The event will be held from 6.30 till 8.30pm at the Byron Theatre. Tickets are through www.byroncentre. com.au. For further info visit the zerobyron website. Q Christobel Munson is Zero Emissions Byron director.
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Yes, bloody traffic jam. I’m impatient with this delay too. Why do we waste so much money on these useless motoways? (I know the answer: corporate dominance of our political life.) I’m in a hurry. But wait – I have no commitment to rush to. Why am I in a hurry? Hurrying, I realise, is just my default state of being. Society is strangling us, squeezing the humanity from us, making us spin like cogs in the machine. The social structures we created to serve us now rule us, and they’re not human. Past knowledge is disrespected, the mystical is illegal, the human detained. The traffic comes to a complete halt, a thousand internal combustion engines blowing carbon dioxide into the air. It’s depressing. The world is so wrong. Or is it? How can it be wrong? It’s the only world we’ve got. We yearn for the meaning of life. Maybe meaning
lies with God or Buddha (but don’t confuse the metaphorical truth with the literal nonsense). Maybe meaning lies with a Mercedes-Benz SClass Cabriolet (but don’t be surprised that all roads are not the empty highway of the brochure). Maybe meaning is with DMT, MDMA or THC (but don’t confuse illusion with illumination). Our search for meaning consumes us. You can buy meaning on the internet or from Woolworths. The woman pulls the plug from her ear, throws it onto the passenger seat, and shakes her head. She grabs a tissue from a box and pushes it up under her sunglasses. She’s crying. But what if life has no meaning? What if the search for meaning is, well, meaningless? What then? A motorbike, with a rear tyre so fat it seems the bike
could stay upright at rest without a stand, rumbles past, threading between the Merc and my Superoo, and moving forward through the stalled lanes of traffic.
Being alive What if our human potential lies not in finding the illusory meaning of life but in actually experiencing being alive. Maybe that’s what humans are for. Just that. Maybe people, like superheroes and gods, can shed the social and traditional shackles, dive into the darkness of our fears, accept the world in all its gritty reality, see the ugly and the beautiful as the same world, and be fully alive in the glorious reality of our improbable existence. There is no before, no after, no why. There is only the traffic jam, the crying woman, the idling motors. My sense of hurry is dissolving.
I hear Diana Krall singing at very low volume on my sound system. I turn it up. Man, she can sing. And play piano. I don’t understand jazz, but it brings me close to the irrational joy of living. The hazy waves of exhaust bend and distort the car in front of me. It’s trippy, beautiful even. A feeling of... well, not being in a hurry settles over me. It makes me beat out Krall’s I Love Being Here With You on the steering wheel, and do weird neck movements. Yeah, right now, I feel good. I turn to the woman in the Merc. She’s looking at me. She smiles when I smile at her, still drumming out the rhythm on the steering wheel and still jerking my neck in time with the music. Her smile breaks into a laugh, and she jerks her neck too.
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Living Wild – from Goonengerry to New Zealand ‘My life is free, random and spontaneous. This in itself creates enormous energy and clarity in body and mind.’ – Miriam Lancewood Could you live in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back? Two guests at Byron Writers Festival this year have each survived for years in the wilderness, although the paths that led them there are very different. Gregory P Smith’s father was a violent alcoholic and his mother hardly the maternal type. As children, Gregory and his four sisters were told they were going to visit ‘Aunty Muriel’. Instead they were taken to an orphanage in Armidale. While there, Gregory was the victim of physical, psychological and sexual abuse – like others in care, now known as Forgotten Australians. As an adult Gregory spent years wandering the east coast of Australia, fluctuating between employment, addiction and homelessness. He struggled to make human connection: his childhood had scarred him and made meaningful relationships a frightening prospect. His impulse was always to flee. Around 1990, Gregory was moved on from sleeping rough in Byron Bay one more time. He walked to Mullum-
Gregory P Smith spent years wandering the east coast of Australia before going on to earn a PhD in Sociology.
bimby and just kept walking, into what was then called Goonengerry State Forest. He lived there for ten years – on the fringes of society in the dense, green wilderness, foraging for food, always mindful of his impact on the environment. People in neighbouring towns knew of this mystery man, yet knew nothing about him. When he emerged from the forest a decade later, emaciated and close to death,
Gregory decided it was time to turn his life around. The boy who left school at the age of fourteen became a man who worked to get a university admission, and ultimately earned a PhD in Sociology and today teaches at Southern Cross University. Out of the Forest is his uplifting and touching memoir.
Happily homeless Miriam Lancewood is 35, university educated, unem-
Miriam Lancewood spent seven years in wilderness of the Southern Alps of New Zealand with her husband Peter learning to survive.
ployed and homeless. And that’s just the way she likes it. She grew up in the Netherlands, was a competitive polevaulter and studied Physical Education before travelling in Africa and India. It occurred to Lancewood that she lacked the skills necessary to survive an apocalypse. So when she met her New Zealand husband, they embarked on an experiment to see if they could live without technology, electricity or
society for a year. They ended up living for seven years in the wilderness of the Southern Alps of New Zealand. They lived simply in a tent or hut, and survived by hunting wild animals and foraging edible plants, relying on only minimal supplies. In her inspirational memoir Woman in the Wilderness Lancewood recounts how she shot and killed her first goat with her bow and ar-
row. Sitting next to the carcass, Miriam cried. She had been raised a vegetarian from birth. Miriam and her husband Peter are currently exploring the wilds of Eastern Europe but will be re-joining society briefly at Byron Writers Festival this year. Gregory P Smith and Miriam Lancewood will appear together in the Living Wild session at Byron Writers Festival on Friday 3 August.
A feast of fiction at the Byron Writers Festival If you love to devour books, whet your appetite with our selection of fiction from the Byron Writers Festival lineup. Moreno Giovannoni’s The Fireflies of Autumn and Elise Valmorbida’s The Madonna of the Mountains recall times of hope and poverty in the beautiful landscapes of Italy early last century. Australia’s master of the short-story genre Robert Drewe will launch his longawaited new collection of short stories The True Colour of the Sea on Festival Friday. Another Australian literary great Tom Keneally will feature in numerous Festival sessions as well as taking part in The Saturday Paper’s ‘Bedtime Stories’ feature event at Byron Theatre. Jane Harper’s best-selling novel The Dry is being made into a TV series featuring cast from The Handmaids Tale – she will be on hand to discuss all things crime including a session on Rural Crime and
Romance. Ned Kelly Award winner Candice Fox’s Redemption Point brings back Crimson Lake detective Ted Conkaffey to prove his innocence in a girl’s disappearance. Jesse Blackadder’s latest novel Sixty Seconds asks: how do you deal with the worst that can happen? Thespian and playwright Future D Fidel will share the semi-autobiographical story of a child-soldier-turnedboxer in his debut novel Prize
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Fighter, while in The Garden of the Fugitives Ceridwen Dovey’s complex characters spar in concise and cutting letters. Hannah Richell’s The Peacock Summer dissects family secrets holding a frail sense of self together. Ben Hobson’s To Become a Whale, a heartbreaking story of a tender boy whose mum has died leaving him with and a dad who won’t talk to him, takes us to the hard world of whaling in the 60s. Local author Jarrah Dundler’s
Vogel-shortlisted debut YA novel Hey Brother presents a furious, resilient and devastatingly funny teenage character whose family falls apart around him. Family is a fountain of inspiration and Ben Hobson and Melissa Lukashenko will be talking it up together at the festival. The Mullumbimby author’s latest novel Too Much Lip tells the story of the Salter family who live in the northern rivers of NSW. It is gritty and darkly
hilarious, offering redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible. Josephine Wilson’s Miles Franklin award-winning novel Extinctions proves that self-made misery doesn’t have to be permanent. She’ll be discussing literary excellence with fellow Miles Franklin award winners Michelle de Kretser and Steven Carroll. The City of Lights features prominently in The Paris Syndrome, a YA romantic comedy
by local author Lisa Walker. Her effervescent character Happy is obsessed with Paris but finds out she has ‘the syndrome’. You’d be gutted too, but life often doesn’t go to plan even when it looks like it should. Master of the ordinary becoming extraordinary, Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty will be featured in conversation and at a special festival event in Lennox Head on the evening of Saturday 4 August.
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Australia needs a strong vision for a sustainable future instance, we often tend to augment or replicate existing infrastructure – building another highway, for example – rather than innovating by trying to get people out of their cars. Conventional decision making also prefers to react: we often wait for a crisis situation and then quickly respond. This almost always favours short-term over longterm benefits. Transformative decision making, on the other hand, is proactive and takes deliberate actions to shape a desired future. It works toward a longterm vision and doesn’t shy away from uncertainty and complexity along the way.
Last Friday, the Australian government released its first report on our progress towards meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. These 17 goals are a call to action to ensure economic prosperity and social inclusion, while protecting the planet. They cover issues ranging from health to reducing inequalities and clean energy. According to the report, Australia has made some steady progress towards most of our goals.
Vision needed However, to achieve the goals in just 12 years from now, we need transformative actions. These are missing in the report. Without a strong vision and new models of partnership between government, industry and communities, we will not meet the 2030 deadline. In 2015, most of the world’s nations signed up to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. In July, Australia will present its first voluntary review of its progress. Australia’s Voluntary National Review (I facilitated a consultation workshop to give input from the university sector) is a showcase of policies, actions and initiatives from across different sectors
Innovation and experimentation that are, in the report’s language, ‘relevant’ to achieving the goals.
Fundamental change required The report highlights that Australia is a prosperous and generally healthy country. But it also acknowledges significant challenges, such as improving the health and prosperity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and helping workers in the resources or manufacturing sectors who are facing technological and
industrial transitions. The report highlights that local councils, statutory authorities, businesses and universities are taking actions that are explicitly aligned with the global goals. For example, a number of Australian universities have signed a commitment to the goals and are including the 2030 agenda in their curricula.
No national leadership However, no sector has fundamentally changed its practices in response to the
Sustainable Development Goals, nor embedded the goals into its core business. At the national level, there has been limited specific engagement with the goals. Most of the national policies outlined in the report were developed for other reasons, and some have been around for years or decades. Examples are the National Disability Strategy, which dates back to pre-2010, or the National Drought Policy, which began in 1992. In other words, at the national level, the report emphasises what we have already been doing – not new
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initiatives explicitly related to the goals. Notwithstanding success stories from across different sectors, the reality is that we will not be able to meet the goals in just 12 years on a business-as-usual trajectory. Instead, we need transformative plans across all sectors.
Systemic change needed now Sustainable development, as opposed to conventional development, involves big systemic transformations. Let’s use the example of clean energy. Taking carbon out of our energy system is not simply about using wind and solar instead of coal. It involves big changes in how we consume energy, in manufacturing technologies and in the ways governments help (or hinder) the adoption of new technologies and practices. It requires systemic transformation, rather than incremental improvements. Research into systemic transformation has identified a range of factors for making change happen. Two critical factors are creative decisionmaking and strong partnerships across disciplines and sectors. If we are serious about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we need to act now.
Transformative decision making Conventional decision making favours the status quo and is largely risk averse. It can cope with small incremental changes, but not big ones. In transport, for 20 June 20, 2018 The Byron Shire Echo
As Australia’s review correctly acknowledges, the Sustainable Development Goals are all about ‘longstanding, complex policy challenges with no simple solutions’. Solving complex problems requires a great deal of innovation and experimentation. We need governments, businesses and communities to be willing to try new things, even if they occasionally fail.
Developing partnerships Improving the lives of people and the planet requires myriad skills, tapping into various networks and reaching out to all segments of society. Universities, for instance, often play a key role in analysing problems, developing new solutions and providing the evidence base that a solution actually works. But it is only through partnering with communities, businesses and policy organisations that they can put these solutions into practice. The Voluntary National Review has highlighted the role of cross-sectoral partnerships. What is missing is a plan for fostering the partnerships that can enable substantial change in just 12 years. As Australia prepares to present our progress report at the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum in July, we need more critical assessment of our performance. How can we start doing things differently to be able to celebrate achieving these ambitious global goals in 2030? Q www.theconversation.com
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Ballina Food & Wine Festival Sun 1 July Grab your fork, spoon and photo ID and head down to Ballina for the annual food and wine treat on Sunday 1 July. Not only will there be plenty of the best local produce to sample, there will also be bands playing, VIP chefs, a variety of wines, craft beers, ciders and spirits to sample or take home. And, if you’re worried about driving, there’s a comprehensive bus service to get you there and home again for $5 each way. The event starts 11am at the Ballina Jockey Club. Entry is strictly over 18 years only, hence the need for a photo ID if you’re a younglooking 50-year-old like myself. I always enjoy checking out the local exhibitors, as the range of produce produced in our region just keeps growing. For example, a lot of our ‘local’ coffee is grown overseas, but Zentveld’s coffee (grown in the hills behind Byron) and Kahawa (Alstonville Plateau pesticide-free coffee) are the real deal. Another regular at farmers markets is Nimbin Valley Dairy, who handmake their delicious range of cheeses near Nimbin. There will be plenty of food-truck-style catering, as well as a few cuisines you might not have tried before: Byron’s Safya restaurant’s food and drinks are inspired by Egyptian recipes that are generations old. Olive and Luca, the catering arm of Lennox’s Quattro, are always good, and you can’t go wrong with sliders from the Byron Bay Brewery, but you might like to try the Peruvian ceviche from A Chefs Pocket, or some Ethiopian food, Japanese octopus and prawn dumplings from Terry’s Balls or Junk Yard
Sean Connolly chef and culinary director Balcony Bar & Oyster Co Byron; Blake Seymour executive chef Ballina RSL; Gavin Hughes, head chef Byron at Byron; Terase Davidson, chef and founder of Taste Byron Bay and sometime Echo contributor. These VIP chefs will be doing cooking demonstration at the the festival. BBQ’s smoked food, from a smoker home-built from reclaimed and reused products. Of course one of the highlights will be the cooking demonstrations of the signature dishes from well-known local chefs. Tickets are $25. Entry is strictly over 18 years only. At only $5 return trip, keep the car at home and take the festival bus that will running around the region from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay,
Bangalow, Suffolk Park, Lennox Head, Lismore, Goonellabah, Wollongbar, Alstonville and Ballina. www.ballinafoodandwine.com.au/ www.facebook.com/ballinafoodandwinefestival www.instagram.com/ballinafoodandwinefestival/
Two photos here, juxtaposed. One of ‘Tommy Franklin riding the wild white swan at the Elements of Byron launch party: the other of the tranquil ‘adults-exclusive’ pool area that won the best pool award.
Elements of Byron wins ‘best pool’ By S Haslam
Elements of Byron have taken out the award for best pool in the 2018 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Awards. Those of you who saw Dancing Tommy Franklin in a pink onesie cavorting with a giant inflatable swan at the Elements of Byron launch many moons ago would know that this is precisely the sort of pool behaviour that is both fun and loveable, especially when performed by your own progeny, at least for the first 20 minutes of wild splashing and squealing. After that, the novelty wears off somewhat, and wouldn’t it be nice to be able to relax with a nice cocktail in peace for a change? Apparently other adults think so too. Although the colossal pool that greets visitors entering the lobby would have got my vote, the ‘best pool’ prize was actually awarded for the separate ‘adults-exclusive’ pool area (‘adults-only’ presumably giving a slightly misleading impression of what the pool area is all about). In the 18-and-over area, the cocktail bar is on offer throughout the day and night, and the immersed swim-up bar enables guests to enjoy the Byron sun, with a refreshing cocktail or organic cold pressed juice in hand, free from games of ‘Marco Polo’. And, how inviting are those cabanas?
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This might sound like your kind of utopian dream experience, but it is, unfortunately, only available for guests within the Elements of Byron resort. If you are a local just looking for a taste of childfree life, before returning to the infinite pleasures offered by parenthood in your own home, you might consider the luxurious onsite Osprey spa and massage treatment, or a nice cocktail and meal in the Graze restaurant and bar (the bar was a finalist in the ‘best bar’ section of the Gourmet Traveller awards). Elements of Byron ph 6639 1500 144 Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay elementsofbyron.com.au
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A new pair of hands for Sample Food Festival By Julie Ray There is the old saying: ‘If you want a job done, give it to a busy person’. Rose Taylor from Cudgera Creek has a 7-month-old child, runs a small farm with her husband, helps run major music events, and has no qualms taking on someone else’s baby. That baby is a well-fed 7-year-old that celebrated its last birthday with more than 16,000 people on the first weekend of September. That baby is Sample Food Festival, the premier food event for northern New South Wales. Remy Tancred gave birth to Sample in 2011 with 120 exhibitors, and 10,000 visitors. Going into its eighth year, Rose Taylor will be the safe set of hands that will be nurturing Remy’s creation. Rose has taken over the festival and this year Sample will have 100 market stalls plus an expanded arts, designers and ceramists area, kids activations, 30 restaurants, coffee vendors and bars and an expected 17,000 visitors will come through the gates. ‘It happened very quickly. I worked with Remy at other events and she mentioned she wanted to sell it and I jumped at the chance,’ said Rose. ‘It’s one of my favourite days of the year. There is so much to love about it; it showcases everything that is wonderful about this region.’ Rose grew up in the northern rivers and moved away as a teenager to live in Sydney and overseas, where she worked on events in the music industry. She has been back in the region for the past eight years and has worked with Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass and Falls festivals. Although she has no food background Rose feels her experience in the music industry put her in good stead for running an event that showcases the northern rivers food bowl. ‘It is such an established brand there is so much the local producers, restaurants, chefs and creatives bring to it. I want to create the platform for that; I want to make sure that’s there no limit to the quality here,’ said Rose. Although, Rose has a thousand ideas to bring to the festival she is taking small steps and has Remy guiding her through her first year. ‘I’m trying not to change too much about the festival because I really love it as it is. There is a part of me that wants to push the other creatives, the local potters for example; it’s so rich this
Hot Pho and good times at Light Years
region,’ said Rose. ‘Whether it’s creative with food or creative with clay it all goes hand in hand; we really do have a huge diversity.’ Sample Food Festival, Saturday 1 September 2018 at Bangalow Showground 8am–4pm Tickets for the Sample lunch held on Friday 31 August at Bangalow Showground with Shannon Bennett and his Vue de Monde team go on sale Wednesday 20 June for $150 per person. samplefoodevents.com
Winter is upon us, and Light Years restaurant and cocktail bar are now opening their doors from 5pm every night. What better way to spend these chilly evenings than with a hot steaming bowl of Pho on their heated tropical patio, or perhaps one of their hearty curries? Kim Stephen from Light Years says that popular choices include the mildly spiced beef rendang with coconut and lemongrass slow-braised beef cheeks, or their famous turmeric and coconut fish curry – also available with eggplant for Light Years’ vegan friends! New to the menu and already proving to be a hit is the 5-spice duck-breast pancakes. Served with pickled cabbage, cucumber and hoisin, you can try it with some pan-fried oyster mushrooms for a delicious vegan alternative. All up there are thirteen vegan dishes on the menu, and the majority of the food is gluten free. Round up your friends and join the fun Light Years crew for their new happy hour: all signature cocktails are just $12 from 5pm till 6pm every night. Light Years restaurant and cocktail bar, 3 / 17 Lawson St, Byron Bay. Ph 6685 5479. www.lightyearsbyron.com
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Ballina RSL Club 1 Grant St, Ballina 6681 9500 www.ballinarsl.com.au Open 7 Days Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
Wharf Bar & Restaurant
Open 7.30am Daily. Open till late Thurs–Sun Coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner, functions & weddings. Fully Licensed. 12-24 Fawcett St, Ballina 6686 5259 / 6685 6011
Wit and Wisdom Dinner With Paul Daley, Craft Beer Embassador and Jamie Lyon, NRL Legend Friday 22 June Four courses and beer package. $60pp or $440 table of eight.
WATERFRONT DINING Come watch the boats go by and the dolphins play whilst you take in one of our SENSATIONAL SUNSETS
Barrio Byron Bay
A 5-minute drive from Byron Bay, Barrio eatery at Habitat brings together the local community Mon–Wed 7am–3pm; in a relaxed environment for all-day dining. WoodThur–Sat 7am–9pm fired oven, charcoal grill, veges, meat, fish, salads, 1 Porter Street, natural wines, local beers, cocktails 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 Breakfast/Lunch 7 days from 7am 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7663 – Menus at therocksbyronbay.com.au
The Hideout Cafe
Legend Pizza Open 7 days 9am till after midnight Shop 1 Woolworths Plaza 90-96 Jonson Street 6685 5700 www.legendpizza.com.au
FRESH PIZZA BYRON STYLE Check us out on
facebook.com/byron.legendpizza Scan code for our menu! BYO Home delivery 7 days Established 1992
Breakfast and Lunch 7 days a week from 7.30am Shop 6/13 Lawson Street 6680 9300 FB thehideoutbyronbay insta @thehideoutbyronbay
NEW WINTER MENU AT THE ROCKS! Join us at The Rocks on Lawson for some winter warmers! We have a range of fresh, locally sourced breakfast and lunch at affordable prices. Enliven the senses with a Byron Bay Coffee or super healthy smoothie! Enjoy an Ice-cold beer, wine, or hand-crafted cocktail with your meal! Cosy indoor seating and heated outdoor patio space available. $5 SCHOONERS AND $12 COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK
Hidden away in Byron’s iconic ‘Eat street’ Bay Lane, The Hideout Cafe and Bar offers indoor, outdoor and deck dining With a fresh, funky, relaxed vibe, generous serves, cruisey staff and 10am licence, come and find us for ‘Byron’s BEST breakfast’ all day… Takeaway available Vegetarian,Vegan and gluten free options available Kids menu
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
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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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6685 7502 IG - @slomojoes
Open 12pm–Late Every day Shop 10, Feros Arcade 23 Jonson St 6685 6845
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
Open every day From 11am till late Corner of Fletcher St and Bay Lane, Byron Bay
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
7:30am till late Coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, functions and weddings. HAPPY HOUR 4–6PM MON–FRI 1 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7632
DAILY HAPPY HOUR FROM 3 TILL 5 PM
Byron at Byron
Slow down & chill out! Immerse yourself in Slo-mo Joes relaxing vibes while you enjoy live music & delicious flavours inspired from around the world. There’s something for everyone; from slow-cooked meats to mouth-watering burgers and nutritious salads. Guaranteed to leave you wanting more!
No Bones Food & Cocktails Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm 11 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay 6680 7418 @nobonesbyronbay
18 Jonson Street 6680 8832
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Gourmet burgers created by chefs
St Elmo Dining Room & Bar Mon-Sat: 5pm till late. Sun: 5pm till 10pm. Cnr Fletcher St and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay 6680 7426
Fins Salt Village, Kingscliff 6674 4833 email@example.com Dinner daily 5-10pm. Lunch Fri-Sun 12-3pm.
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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The Empire 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
Fresh Healthy Delicious
Hawaiian and Japanese flavours Signature Poke Bowls
Thursday Farmers Market Dinner 2 courses $52 per person
Hong Kong chef specialising in Chinese and Malay foods Fully licensed Dine In / Takeaway / Home Delivery Available
Targa Modern European
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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!
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 12pm–3pm daily / Dinner 6pm–10pm (Wed–Sun) Weekend breakfast 8am–11am Newrybar NSW 2479 Harvest Deli is open daily with take-away pastries, sandwiches 02 6687 2644 and salads. Harvest Deli: 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.
CELEBRATIONS Celebrations Catering By Liz Jackson
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
Relaxed dining by the beach. Food that celebrates local produce served with a healthy dose of good tunes and good vibes. All welcome.
• 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_
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Celebrating 25 years Fins is the destination restaurant for fine local seafood. Long lazy lunches on our veranda. Afternoon oysters, Champagne and cocktails in our RAW BAR. Intimate fine dining of an evening. Proudly awarded Chef Hats for the past 22 years
Happy Chilli Garden
Byron Bay 6680 9960 targabyronbay.com email@example.com
Open seven days: breakfast, lunch & dinner
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.
Finn Poke Restaurant
Cafe • Restaurant • Bar 11 Marvell Street
Thoughtful menu reflecting the region, the seasons and the climate. Elegant dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, or cocktails on the verandah overlooking the rainforest.
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
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 4pm to 6pm
Cocktails, wine and beers served all damn day. Group bookings available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
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
Full Cocktail & Wine Bar. Extensive Menu Includes Tapas, Mains, Desserts and Famous Woodfired Pizzas. 25 Childe St, Byron Bay 6680 9452
$12 Cocktails + $7 Tapas $6 Beers + Wines + Spirits
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.
The Italian Byron Bay
Treehouse on Belongil
BEACH FRONT HAPPY HOUR
New Vegetarian Restaurant
Main Street Open 7 days 11.30am until late Call to make a reservation or for takeaway orders
77–97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay
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
BY LIZ JACKSON
Celebration cakes Personal catering services Event co-ordination and management
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Property Insider Swimming pools regulation The NSW Government is remaking the Swimming Pools Regulation 2008, which will automatically be repealed on 1 September 2018. NSW Fair Trading has prepared a proposed Swimming Pools Regulation 2018 (proposed Regulation) and an accompanying Regulatory Impact Statement for public consultation On 1 January 2018, the administrative responsibility for swimming pools transferred from the Office of Local Government to NSW Fair Trading. This transfer is part of a wider government program to consolidate regulatory schemes to improve business conditions and streamline access to government services in NSW. As a result of the transition, the proposed regulation was developed by NSW Fair Trading with input and advice from the Office of Local Government. The proposed Regulation and accompanying Regulatory Impact Statement are now available as PDF downloads from the NSW Fair Trading website.
What are the proposed changes?Â The changes that are contained in the proposed regulation include: â€˘ enabling local authorities to charge fees for third and subsequent pool inspections, and increasing the maximum fees that local authorities may charge for exemption applications (to match the maximum fee applicable
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Email us: email@example.com for first inspections of pools) â€˘ imposing a new obligation to display a warning notice while a swimming pool is being constructed, and making it an offence for failing to comply with that obligation (this obligation was recommended by the NSW Coronerâ€™s Court) â€˘ changes to warning notices that are already required to be displayed under the Act â€˘ improving public access to applicable Australian Standards, not just AS 1926.1 - 2007 â€˘ requiring certificates of non-compliance to be entered into the Swimming Pools Register â€˘ changes to improve the flexibility or clarify aspects of the regulation. NSW Fair Trading is inviting stakeholders and the public to view the regulation and impact statement and email comments to SPRegulation2018@finance.nsw.gov.au before 5pm Friday 29 June. NSW Fair Trading will review all comments received as part of the consultation process, and these may inform further amendments to the proposed regulation. Targeted consultation may also be undertaken on any key issues identified. If you submit comments, you will be notified when the proposed regulation is finalised. The final regulation will be published on the NSW legislation website and is due to commence on 1 September 2018.
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Rental Bonds Online â€“ bond management for agents and landlords Since January 2017, an agent or selfmanaging landlord must offer Rental Bonds Online (RBO) as the first option for lodgement of the rental bond. Rental Bonds Online is an online service helping tenants, agents and self-managing landlords to lodge, manage and refund residential bond money easily and securely. When your tenant pays the bond money to NSW Fair Trading, Rental Bonds Online will notify you that a payment has been received. To complete the bond lodgement process you must finalise the Pending Lodgement after the tenancy agreement has been signed.Â RBO will then allocate the Rental Bond Number and notify all parties. This is an important step as tenants may request a return of funds if a pending lodgement is not finalised. If you need assistance finalising a pending lodgement, refer to the online Help pages in your Rental Bonds Online account. If you need further assistance, please call Rental Bonds Online Security and Support on 1800 990 724.
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Property Brunswick’s Family Street
Catch of the Day
Attention First Home Buyers
5 Bower Street, Brunswick Heads
36A Booyun Street, Brunswick Heads
21 Orana Rd, Ocean Shores
A Safe family Friendly Street, Tastefully renovated • 3 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms • Separate 1 Bedroom flat • Polished timber floors • Marble kitchen & bathroom bench tops • Big shed & Carport • Outdoor area, manicured grounds • 759m2 could suit affordable housing STCA
Rare timber fisherman’s cottage, well maintained, high ceilings, timber floors, flat level flood free block. • 3 bedrooms + study • 2 bathrooms • 683m2 block with rear lane • Dine in kitchen & separate Breaky bar • Sunken lounge, open plan living • Covered outdoor entertaining With features above and the opportunity to build a garden flat out the back, this could be your opportunity to cast the net & catch yourself a deal.
View: By appointment Contact: Peter Browning 0411 801 795 LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads
View: By appointment Contact: Peter Browning 0411 801 795 LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads
Perfectly presented and priced for the changing market this early 1990s residence offers privacy and comfort with a flexible floor plan. Plenty of room on the near level 790m2 allotment for a secondary dwelling (STCA). Excellent opportunity for investors, first home buyers or families looking for well built home in what is still one of the most affordable beachside suburbs in the Northern Rivers. • Master bedroom with walk in robe & en-suite opens onto covered timber deck • Fresh new wool carpet perfect to keep your feet warm on those chilly winter mornings • Easy access to transport, shops with bus stop nearby to all local schools • Solid timber kitchen, air conditioning and plenty of storage • Excellent investment potential • Motivated seller ready to meet the market Thursday 2–2.30pm, Saturday 9.30–10am View: Contact: Fiona Crandell 0400 418 886 Elders Real Estate Brunswick Heads
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+ Immaculately presented family home has 3 living areas. Walking distance to shops & beach + Renovated throughout with a wet bar, 2 dishwashers & washing machines. 2kW solar power + Could easily be used as 2 separate residences. Master bedroom with a walk-in robe & ensuite + Blue limestone tiled outdoor areas. Fenced yard, bin & bike shed. Catch the solar train to town
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Property River Cottage
Character in Bangalow
Rare semi-rural small acreage
132 Upper Wilsons Creek Road, Upper Wilsons Creek 15 Meadows Close, Bangalow Lot 6 ‘Sunsets of Bangalow’, Fowlers Lane $1,250,000 $1,075,000 – $1,125,000 Land for Sale $920,000 2-3 1 1 3 2 2
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.
Saturday 11.00–11.45am Open: Contact: Gary Brazenor 0423 777 237 Denzil Lloyd 0481 864 049 Bangalow Real Estate & Byron Hinterland Properties
Just minutes walk to the main street of Bangalow is this delightful Queenslander home stylishly renovated combining both modern & character features sitting on a 600sqm landscaped block. Comprising 3 bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges & 2 separate outdoor entertaining areas, this home offers space with the quintessential Bangalow charm. You will appreciate the character of this 1920s home with its high ceilings, intricate ‘art deco’ cornices & the stunning, original floorboards throughout. Only recently completed, the home is offered for sale in brand new condition. A custom designed blackbutt staircase descends to the lower level & creates a striking, architectural feature. The lower level is spacious & brimming with northern light showcasing views to the garden. Polished concrete floors create a modern haven for the master suite (or guest accomm) with its own lounge, large bedroom with built in robe & bathroom. Plenty of scope to add a pool if you wish. Inspect: Sat 12–12.30pm Contact: Janice Maple 0401 026 359 Elders Bangalow
Here is your last chance to buy a lot in Stage 1 of exclusive Sunsets. Lot 6 is the last lot left in Stage 1, due for completion in Nov 2018. It offers 4.27 acres, is very private with a rural outlook and has an extensive forest including Paddy Melon creek on its south-eastern boundary. ‘Sunsets of Bangalow’ has been carefully designed to allow 11 exclusive lifestyle lots situated harmoniously amongst over 50 acres of natural forest. The property, on 88 acres of rich, red, fertile soil, is home to an abundance of birdlife and wildlife including platypus, wallabies and possums. Services include underground electricity and telephone and a sealed roadway to all lots. Vacant land so close to Bangalow and Byron Bay is extremely rare. Only one lot left in Stage 1... make sure you secure your own piece of paradise now. Inspect: By appointment Contact: Janice Maple 0401 026 359 Elders Bangalow
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Panoramic Views Of Ocean, Hinterland, Lennox Village, Along Seven Mile Beach To Broken Head 14 Angus Kennedy Close is the ONLY remaining vacant residential block with a northerly aspect and panorama in this region. It is arguably the best remaining vacant block in Lennox Head. There really is nothing like it. • Superb panoramic views. • Northeast aspect - enjoys both summer breezes and winter sun. • 5–7 min walk to Lennox Head shops and Seven Mile Beach. • Easy walk to Lake Ainsworth and world famous surf break off Lennox Point. • 1458 m2 - just over one-third of an acre. • On the high side of a private road. Backs on to a nature reserve. • Established and quiet part of Lennox Head.
• Surrounded by quality homes with some of the best gardens in the Northern Rivers. • Tunnel under the coast road for safety. • 200m from school bus stop. • Dedicated bike paths from Lennox Head to Ballina. • Vastly better value for money than comparable blocks in Byron Bay. • Includes $200K pre-existing landscaping ready to build
The superb panorama and attributes cannot be captured in photos - you are encouraged to take the time to visit and explore the block. Please feel free to visit the block on your own, or contact us. Range $1.35–1.5 million.
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Property Chatsworth 234 Chatsworth Road, Chatsworth 3
Absolute Beachfront 7 Ocean Avenue, New Brighton $730,000 $2,000,000â€“$2,200,000 3 3 1
When do you need to see a solicitor? The answer is: before you have a legal problem.
Situated directly across the road from the local boat ramp and five doors down from the local general store, the important parts of the Chatsworth Village are at your fingertips. A 21km drive to both Iluka (to the north) and Yamba (to the south) you have some of the most beautiful coastline Northern NSW has to offer. Sitting on your front verandah watching the North Arm of the Clarence quietly meander by, perhaps the biggest decision will be - â€œDo I go for a drive or do I put the boat in and go by via the riverâ€?. What a nice dilemma to contemplate. For the building itself, from the moment you walk through the door you will know this spacious home has been lovingly cared for its entire life. Carefully and tastefully restored with a considered approach to the era in which it was originally built, it is ready for a new owner to make the most of it. Those who would like a slice of Clarence River history, those that want a quiet riverbank location, those that want a stylishly appointed home or those that want all three should be picking up the phone and booking an inspection today. Contact: Grant Neilson 0429 664 312 LJ Hooker Maclean 02 6645 2222
Rare opportunity to own beachfront New Brighton home. High-set home with timber floorboards throughout, timberframed windows & doors plus high ceilings. The lounge area is open & has access to the wraparound verandah. Spacious kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, rangehood & breakfast bar. The family bathroom is tiled with a shower, toilet, vanity & heating. Downstairs there is an open garage, an array of storage options, plus the 2nd bathroom. It has been approved by a local architect for renovations & expansion. All of this, plus a standalone flat with a bathroom & covered patio. The front covered deck looks through the trees to the beach, perfect for entertaining, plus an upper level that lets you check the surf. There is great surfing at New Brighton beach with dolphins & whales breaching. Byron Bay, Mullumbimby & Brunswick Heads are about 10 minutes away. This home is one of a kind. Donâ€™t delay your inspection as it wonâ€™t last long. Inspect by appointment Open: Contact: Katrina Beohm 0467 001 122 Katrina Beohm Real Estate
It is common practice for people to approach a law ďŹ rm, only as a last resort, and when their matter is well out of hand. The better alternative is to contact your solicitor when you ďŹ rst receive the contract from the builder who is going to do your renovations, or when you get the documents from the pool guys who are going to dig up your yard, or when you want to put a new 8-foot fence to block out the nosy neighbours, or when youâ€™re about to enter into a commercial lease (or any lease for that matter), or buy a business, or shake hands on that deal that sounds too good to be trueâ€Ś The better informed you are from the outset, the less likely you are to ďŹ nd yourself in an expensive and litigious dispute. By identifying and resolving the issues before they become an issue (that canâ€™t be easily resolved), you will be much better placed to move on with your life, with fewer problems, and more money in your pocket. Be proactive! Come and see us at Stuart Garrett Lawyers today, before your matter becomes an expensive legal problem tomorrow.
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Open for inspection Open for Inspection ELDERS BANGALOW • 592 Booyong Road, Booyong. Sat 10–10.30am • Lot 2/174 Fowlers Lane, Bangalow. Sat 12–12.30pm • 15 Meadows Close, Bangalow. Sat 12–12.30pm ELDERS BRUNSWICK HEADS • 21 Orana Rd, Ocean Shores. Thu 2–2.30pm. Sat 9.30–10am • 2/3 Bindaree Way, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 2/92 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Wed 11–11.30am • 45 Narooma Drive, Ocean Shores. Wed 12–12.30pm • 6a Belongil Crescent, Byron Bay. Thu 2–2.30pm • 14 Clavan Street, Ballina. Thu 4–4.30pm • 50 Myocum Downs Drive, Myocum. Fri 10–10.30am • 1635–1651 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Mullumbimby. Fri 12–12.30pm • 106 Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Sat 9–9.30am • 91 Parkway Drive, Ewingsdale. Sat 9–9.30am • 4 James Street, Ballina. Sat 9–9.30am • 35 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am • 46 Cowper Street, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • 50 Cowper Street, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • 50 Myocum Downs Drive, Myocum. Sat 10–10.30am • 28 Caniaba Crescent, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am • 21 Taylors Lane, Ewingsdale. Sat 10–10.30am • 14 Clavan Street, Ballina. Sat 10–10.30am • 46 Greenfield Road, Lennox Head. Sat 10–10.30am • 8/113 Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 2/113 Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 6/45 Belongil Crescent, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 45 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 3/183 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park. Sat 11–11.30am • 21 Scotts Wood Grove, Mullumbimby. Sat 11–11.30am • 7 Grand Valley Court, Mullumbimby. Sat 11–11.30am • 21 Plantation Drive, Ewingsdale. Sat 11–11.30am • Lot 4, 49 Mullumbimby Road, Myocum. Sat 11–11.30am • 30 Cedar Crescent, East Ballina. Sat 11–11.30am • 31 New City Road, Mullumbimby. Sat 11–11.30am
• 2/92 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 6a Belongil Crescent, Byron Bay. Sat 12–12.30pm • 79 Massinger Street, Byron Bay. Sat 12–12.30pm • 36 Beachcomber Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 12–12.30pm • 94 Corkwood Crescent, Suffolk Park. Sat 12– 12.30pm • 16 Dinjerra Place, Mullumbimby. Sat 12–12.30pm • 211 Old Byron Bay Road, Newrybar. Sat 1–1.30pm • 853 Bangalow Road, Bangalow. Sat 1–1.30pm • 43 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 1–1.30pm LJ HOOKER BRUNSWICK HEADS • 21 Palmer Avenue, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 4 Phillip Street, South Golden Beach. Sat 11–11.30am • 8 Hardy Avenue, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 5 Bower Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 12–12.30pm • 140 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 1–1.30pm LOIS BUCKETT REAL ESTATE • 2/13 Andrew Place, Lennox Head. Sat 10.30–11am • 23 Riverside Drive, West Ballina. Sat 11–11.30am • 1/9 Barwen Street, East Ballina. Sat 12–12.30pm • 137 North Creek Road, Lennox Head. Sat 1–1.30pm • 17 Ahern Circuit, Cumbalum. Sat 1–1.30pm • 25 Killen Falls Drive, Tintenbar. Sat 1.30–2pm • 2 Kirby Place, Cumbalum. Sat 1.45–2.15pm McGRATH BYRON BAY • 2 Bottlebrush Crescent, Suffolk Park. Wed 4–4.30pm • 93 Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Thu 4–4.30pm • 2 Bottlebrush Crescent, Suffolk Park. Sat 10– 10.30am • 93 Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 17 Edward Street, Knockrow. Sat 12–12.30pm • 2 Mackellar Court, Byron Bay. Sat 1–1.30pm • 50 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 2.30–3pm RAINE & HORNE OCEAN SHORES • 11 Pottsville Road, Mooball. Sat 9–9.30am • 3/1 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am • 30 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am • 7 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 29 Natan Circuit, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 3 Kanandah Court, Ocean Shores. 12–12.30pm • 20/2 Langi Place, Ocean Shores. 12–12.30pm
New Listings ELDERS BRUNSWICK HEADS • 21 Orana Rd, Ocean Shores FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 3/183 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park. $695,000 • Lot 4, 49 Mullumbimby Road, Myocum. Auction if not sold prior • 354 Upper Wilsons Creek Road, Wilsons Creek. $1,350,000–$1,450,000 LOIS BUCKETT REAL ESTATE • 137 North Creek Road, Lennox Head. Auction 07/07/18 2pm onsite • 2/13 Andrew Place, Lennox Head. Auction 07/07/18 11am onsite McGRATH BYRON BAY • 17 Grevillea Street, Byron Bay
Auctions ELDERS BANGALOW • 592 Booyong Road, Booyong. Auction 11 July 10am • Lot 2/174 Fowlers Lane, Bangalow. Auction 11 July 12pm FIRST NATIONAL BYRON BAY • 14 Clavan Street, Ballina. Auction 30 June 11am • 6a Belongil Crescent, Byron Bay. Auction 30 June 11am. Guide $720,000–$790,000 • 4 James Street, Ballina. Auction 14 July onsite LOIS BUCKETT REAL ESTATE • 2/13 Andrew Place, Lennox Head. 07/07/18 11am onsite • 137 North Creek Road, Lennox Head. 07/07/18 2pm onsite • 1/9 Barwen Street, East Ballina. 07/07/18 3pm onsite McGRATH BYRON BAY • Lot 4, 43/31 Hayters Drive, Suffolk Park. Sat 23 June onsite 11am • 50 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 23 June onsite 3pm • 2 Mackellar Court, Byron Bay. Sat 23 June onsite 1.30pm
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Beach House Estate – Agnes Water Breathtaking views over Agnes Main Beach, this Multi award winning home comprises six spacious bedrooms all with built ins, 4 bathrooms including a luxurious ensuite to the main with own private deck & ofﬁce. Multiple living and formal dining areas set over three levels, boasts high ceilings and timber ﬂoor boards. • Furnished. • Open plan lounge, dining area and modern kitchen with granite bar & servery that directly overlooks the bar, and pool. • Private deck leading to the swimming pool which opens to a large yard and Direct access to the Beach. • Fully automated watering system • Fully landscaped gardens • Fully functioning reef tank • 25,000ltr underground water tank • Ducted Air-conditioning System • Security Alarms • Including fully equipped state of the art gym (if required) Youtube - https://youtu.beKApzDjGVb8E Contact: James White - M: 0410 666 549 - E: email@example.com
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15 Natan Court, Ocean Shores Property Sold prior to Auction, we have buyers left over who are still looking to purchase, contact Peter today for more information. • Garage + Caravan space • Immaculately kept & manicured ground • Covered outdoor entertaining with water views • Open plan living, light & bright
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STRIDE OUT WITH THE STRIDES
It sounds like your band is from all over the world, from Barbados Via London, Fiji, Sierra Leone… Where did you all meet and what was it that brought you all together? Yeah we are definitely a diverse band; anyone who knows us or has heard us play could testify to that! The original core of the band formed while we were living together in Stanwell Park down near Wollongong. The band expanded pretty quickly with Ras Roni being the first singer to join in 2009. Roni is a legend of reggae music in this country, so it was pretty exciting when he jumped on board! Ltl Gzeus was the next to join after that and Blaka C a couple of years later. Most of us play together in a bunch of different bands in Sydney too. You’ve been touring for 10 years now. What have been some of the highlights of that time? Often the best gigs are the surprise ones like the small town halls we play down on the south coast of NSW. The Northern is always a highlight too, no question! Byron is almost a second home to us these days. I really feel the biggest highlights are just the times we spend on the road together,
no matter where we are playing. The Strides are a big family these days and it’s a wild and hilarious ride every time we tour. Actually, as I do this interview we are on a flight up to the Whitsundays to play the Happy Daze festival in Mushroom Valley. Who knows, maybe tonight will turn out to be our biggest highlight? Ask me tomorrow! You guys have worked with some big names – Third World, Julian Marley – and played at Australia’s biggest festivals, Bluesfest and Womad. Can you tell us what it’s like to play on huge gigs like these? The big supports and festivals are always so much fun. Reggae sounds the best on a big system with tonnes of bass and we always take full advantage of working with great sound engineers like Eric Coelho to get the sound deep ’n’ dubby! Bluesfest went off this year so we are all super excited to get back up to Byron to play. I heard you guys played your first gigs here in Byron. What were your early gigs like and where did you play? The really early gigs were a totally different experience! I guess we were pretty much an instrumental jazz/reggae/Afro-beat band
back then. There were just five us in those days and we were yet to meet our larger-than-life vocalists Ras Roni, Ltl Gzeus and Blaka C. We used play gigs like the Tuesday jazz night in Lismore for Jules and Jim Kelly. We’d also just busk with a small PA in the park across the road from the Beach Hotel. Lots of fun! Our guitarist Matt Smith was a local in Byron back then so he’d line us up all sorts of cool little gigs up on the north coast. We even recorded our first EP up there at Nashua Rd Studios with the late, great Russel Dunlop. It was such a cool experience recording and mixing out there in beautiful Nashua with Russel. What a legend. You’ve released three fantastic albums to date and have another due for release in early 2019. Are you able to tell us anything about your upcoming album? We are so excited about releasing this album, and if everything runs to plan we’ll have the first single Feel Special out in time for the Northern show on 29 June! Recording and producing all the songs on this album has been a very collaborative process with every member of the band involved from start to finish. You can really hear a new
energy and depth in the music, which comes from that unified approach. Where can people see you play later in the year; what other gigs do you have booked in? After the Northern we head straight up to the Sunshine Coast to play the Verriedale Full Moon Dance on 30 June. Then there are a few shows around Sydney and up on the central coast for the Jazz and Blues fest on 15 July. You can check out all the shows we have coming up along with news about the album on our website: thestridesband.com and on FB of course. What’s in the future for The Strides; will you be touring your new album next year? We are definitely going to be touring the album early next year and hopefully jumping on a bunch of festivals to promote it. Other than that we are just going to keep pushing and putting out new music. The Strides are in it for the long game and we are in no rush to get anywhere, just enjoying the ride. Catch The Strides supported by Declan Kelly and 4’20 Sound at The Northern on Friday 29 June, 9pm. Tickets $25 at www.thenorthern.com.au.
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Those men probably have wild orgasmic sex. Not the quiet tired coupling you have as she writhes on you until she comes, and then rolls over and goes to sleep. You text through for your next botox and full back, sack and crack wax appointment. You’re toying up whether to join the new trend and get those stick on eyelashes all the other blokes have. Can you afford the When people asked me what it meant and why I was a feminist downtime? The fortnightly nail infill and spray tan already take I told them that I believed women needed to be equal to men. up the half day you should have been working. I told them that we lived in a patriarchal society where who we You stop in at the doctors. You don’t want any more kids and were was defined by what we were not: namely, we were not your contraception needs a top up. You think how good it men. I told them that I was a feminist because I believed women would be if she took responsibility. But no-one has invented should be paid the same wage for the same job as men. That anything for women. So once every few months you get an women needed to be represented 50/50 across the board in injection to stop your fertility. It works but it makes you fat and occupations and public office from truck drivers to politicians, angry and sometimes a bit sadder than you would be without it. from doctors to council workers. But you don’t want any more kids. The last one wasn’t planned Women needed to have their unpaid work in the home valued. and came along just when you were about to go back to uni They needed to be free of objectification, from sexual assault, to finish your degree. Back to the uni you left after the incident from rape and from murder. This was why I was a feminist: with the lecturer who used to run her hands across your because I believed in equality. shoulders in tutorial. The lecturer who pulled you into her office Now at 50 I realise how wrong I was. I am no longer interested in and one time pushed your head into her crotch so you could go equality. Fuck that. I want world domination. It’s only fair. If we down on her. You were too embarrassed to make a complaint got a crack at ruling the world for the next decade then it might because you worried no-one would believe you so you dropped do something to ‘equal’ the scales when it comes to enjoying out, got a job moved in with Caroline and eventually married the privilege of being dominant culture. We might even repair and had kids. some of the patriarchal potholes of climate change, child sexual You’re waiting for the doctor, flicking through the magazines. abuse, sex slavery, environmental degradation… They have pictures of happy middle-aged men holding Let’s face it: men have been enjoying the fruits of patriarchy for cakes they’ve just made. Men talking in confidence about hundreds if not thousands of years. The simple feminist request their testicular cancer journey. Another boasts an ad about a for gender equality really sells us short of what we need to masculine hygiene wash designed especially for the pH needs happen to create a level playing field. So this is how it is going of super-sensitive scrotums. Tabloids tell stories of men who to play out. are too fat or too thin. Men who’ve lost 10 kilos in just two Patriarchy is going to finish. Come 1 July we’ll be rolling out weeks. Famous gorgeous men frolicking in the surf with their the Matriarchy. You will start by taking your mother’s moniker new lovers. as your surname. When heterosexuals marry HE will take his You wonder what if feels like to be a man like that. You wonder wife’s name. When you have kids HE’LL stay home and look after them. And when he’s ready he’ll go back 2–3 days a week. if their wife gets drunk and calls them ‘useless’ or ‘fat’. You wonder if their wife has pushed them against the wall and I mean, he doesn’t want to be judged at Dad’s Group as a bad held them by the throat. You wonder if they have lain in bed dad. Plus dads will be running the canteen at the local school weeping, not knowing where to go, how to change. If you can and he’ll need to be on the roster. At school pickup time there take the kids and leave and go some place safe or if she really will be a gaggle of men waiting in activewear complaining that will change like she says she will. they hoped to get after-school activities done in time so they could bring the washing in so it didn’t damp off. When he’s ‘Mr Nolan?’ It’s a woman doctor. You never feel comfortable driving the kids to ballet he won’t even notice the billboards with a woman. It’s not them as individuals, it’s the history of how women have treated you. that show a man in skimpy underwear.
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THE RETURN OF THE CHURCH Another century, another dream, another album from a band that’s in too deep to go anywhere but ever closer to the other side. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is the 26th album by The Church, and their second with the rejuvenated lineup Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug. The epic return of 2014’s critically lauded Further / Deeper blossomed into a road-hardened beast over four tours of the USA, two back home in Australia, and a new career high in front of 20,000 Spanish fans on a lap of Europe. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is where the revitalised quartet’s freshly tuned chemistry reaches a new potency and precision: ten songs, 45 minutes, and a quantum leap into unexplored territory as strange as it is irresistible. ‘Music is like inner space and we’re astronauts,’ says Koppes, who co-founded The Church in Sydney in 1980. ‘It’s a spellbinding thing. It’s hypnotising. That’s why people like it. It takes them into another world and we’re here to open those doors.’ It was the unknown, as is customary with this extraordinary band, that gave first breath to Man Woman Life Death Infinity in April, 2017. Some 30 songs materialised over two five-day jams at Haug’s Airlock Studios in Brisbane, and Powles’ Space Junk II in Sydney. A month of contemplation determined the recording agenda for the month of May at Sydney’s Rancom Studios, where long-term audio accomplice Ted Howard co-produced and ultimately mixed the final album in August. Then, as always, the road beckons for the inner space astronauts with the almost 50-year psychedelic wake that can only boggle and confound any rational attempt at writing the nightly set list. Suffice it to say that when the lights go up and the all-time classics are balanced against the imperative of perpetual progress, Man Woman Life Death Infinity will hold its many heads high. Currently in the UK, the band is working their way around the planet to land in Kingscliff in spring. Kingscliff Beach Hotel | Friday 21 September | 8pm Tickets: www.oztix.com.au
GETTING YOUR UKE ON
All the men have wings. These are Victor’s Secret Models. They sell jocks. When you are at the airport you can watch the instore video of fashion parades of amazing looking men parading in just undies. You’ll see women looking at it and feel
Is this making you feel uncomfortable? Welcome to OUR world. This is how we live. Enjoy the Matriarchy. Let’s see how long it takes you to demand the equality that we’ve so long been denied.
Miss Amber & Stukulele’s
UKE NIGHT FUN r Beginne Tunes
This month Miss Amber and Stukulele will presenting a Uke Night for beginners at Club Mullum. All the songs will be easy-play classics so if you haven’t been to Uke Night because you didn’t think you could keep up… this night is for you. Come and be a part of a friendly community of music lovers. You are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your dial. Songbooks available through www.ukemullum.com. Club Mullum | Thursday 28 June | 6.30pm | Still only $12.50 per adult and $2.50 for kids under 16.
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OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH
Street Level WITH Kodiak Kid Dos Loona
Brazilian Party WITH Zambabem
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BYO UKULELE ENTRY: ADULT $12.50 KIDS (5 – 15 YEARS) $2.50
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Dubarray will be returning to the Byron Shire after a stellar gig at the Bruns a few weeks back, for one more huge show as part of their Inner Sanctum album launch tour. Dubarray’s latest album release is an uplifting compilation of songs that has seen the band spring to new heights in their songwriting and production. Inner Sanctum is a journey through the band’s eclectic style of music ‘with a powerful message interwoven to the awakening of self-healing and taking the power back from the imposing external forces of our current world and spreading the conscious message through a interwoven high-vibe musical alchemy.’ The album has already received a massive response from community radio all around Australia. Triple J Roots all added the title track to their highly recommended Spotify playlist. Dubarray have been smashing out shows all around the nation and will be finishing it all off with a free-entry show at the Byron Bay Brewery at the end of June. For more info visit the band’s website www.dubarray.com.
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Byron lad Zeppelin Hamilton is a supernova of creative energy, having played and toured in bands since he was 15 years old, namely, Marrionettes (Triple J Unearthed finalists) and popular rock metal band Prowler. Zeppelin, who is a multi-instrumentalist, recently formed a band The Velvet Trip with Nick Savvas on bass and Clayton Allen on drums to perform his original songs. Trip have performed to sold-out audiences and have their debut EP set for release in 2018.
A Tibetan Childrens Village Fundraiser will be held at The Empire Cafe and Bar in Mullumbimby on Wed 27th June (show starts at 7pm Doors at 6pm, Tickets $20 available at the door on the night and online via www.bartstenhouse.com/events). The concert will feature the musical space where Spanish flamenco and jazz meets North Indian Classical music.
With their soaring guitar, powerful rhythms and soulful melodies, this 70s-inspired psychedelic blues group is the kind of group Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter would have gone to see together.
All funds raised will go towards the wonderful charity the Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala in Northern India. I had a desire to start raising funds for kids in India and have a few charities I raise funds for in Nepal and India through concerts around the country.
Supporting Narla | Hotel Great Northern | Friday 22 June | Free
PLANET PLANS WORLD DOMINATION
SYDNEY OUTFIT PLANET IS THE CULMINATION OF SEVERAL YEARS OF TRIAL AND ERROR IN SONGCRAFT, PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION. MATTY TOOK (VOX AND RHYTHM), TOM PEPPITT (LEAD GUITAR), HARRISON STEWART-WEEKS (DRUMS) AND JIMMY WEAVER (BASS) WERE FIRST BROUGHT TOGETHER BY THEIR SHARED LOVE OF MUSIC: OLD AND NEW, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. DRAWING INFLUENCES FROM PAST AND PRESENT THE FOUR-PIECE COMBINE POP-LADEN GUITAR HOOKS WITH SOARING VOCAL MELODIES. THE RESULT IS A SOUND THAT IS REMINISCENT OF BRITPOP BUT REMAINS UNDENIABLY AUSTRALIAN. WE CAUGHT UP WITH MATTY TOOK LAST WEEK AS THE LADS PREPARED TO HIT THE GREAT NORTHERN 32 June 20, 2018 The Byron Shire Echo
Planet is just back from a UK tour. Is there a notable difference between audiences internationally and Australian audiences? Not that much in terms of vibe but mainly that there are three times as many people in the UK in a space that is thirty-two times smaller. A larger audience. Do you find touring adds to or subtracts from the writing process? A little bit of both. When you have some time away from the studio, you feel like you want to be in one place recording and writing music, but this also adds a drive/ inspiration for when you get back to get stuck into it. Rumour has it that all songs have been recorded in your bedroom studio? The rumours are true. I have a cheeky setup in Redfern where the demos and most of the recording is done via Planet. You’ve released a lot of singles and
now an EP. Is there an album waiting in the wings? Definitely – just waiting for a chance to delve into our extensive bank of tunes. If a punter had never heard of you, what would you say to entice them to come along to a gig? Verbed out drivey pop music with soaring melodies; we don’t take ourselves too seriously as well. What would you say is the defining element of the band? Big riffs, solid melodies and raw lyrics. What’s the long-term and the shortterm plan? World domination and getting through this EP tour. Check out what’s happening with Planet this weekend… Planet + Sometimes Sonny & Jade Not Jade | Hotel Great Northern | Saturday 23 June | 9pm | Free
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SURFING A FESTIVAL OF FILM
DYNAMIC, INTENSE, RAW AND REAL Working their way up from north western Sydney, the band Narla has a wide-ranging sound that stems from rock roots with elements of prog, metal and heavy blues and a strong set of material that changes in style and atmosphere while maintaining a unique and unfamiliar sound. The differing musical influences within the band make for songs with depth, drawing from a contrasting pool of artists such as Tool, Nirvana, Down, Red Fang, Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age and Alice in Chains. Narla are a blend of abrasiveness and subtlety. Hotel Great Northern | Friday 22 June | Free
The Brunswick Picture House is excited to partner with Byron Bay Surf Festival to showcase four amazing surf films: Big Wednesday, Nevertown, Take Every Wave, and Between Land & Sea. Founded in 2010, the Byron Bay Surf festival showcases core and creative surf culture by presenting innovative and experiential ideas through unique and engaging experiences. Join in the fun on opening night Wednesday 20 June. Bay FM’s The Sand Pit will be broadcasting live from the Picture House and there will be live music and great food. Multi-session discounts available. SURF FESTIVAL FILMS. Big Wednesday | Wed 20 June | 7pm Between Land & Sea | Thurs 21 June, 7pm | Sun 24 June, 4pm Nevertown | Fri 22 June, 7pm | Sat 23 June, 4pm Take Every Wave | Sat 23 June | 2pm Tickets: brunswickpicturehouse.com
With just four weeks to go until Bello Winter Music, the event is shaping up to host a diverse crowd of all ages. Festival organisers are gearing up for yet another actionpacked event for young, old and in between.
Based on the early life of David Hicks, the Australian who spent seven years in Guantanamo Bay as a prisoner of the US military, The Call by Patricia Cornelius will play at the Drill Hall from next week. A champion of the social outcast Cornelius in The Call portrays a young man whose life is one of monetary, educational and cultural poverty who turns to Islam in a desperate effort to bring meaning to that life. Tinged with bitter humour and hugely confronting dialogue, The Call is an outstanding piece of Australian theatre that must be seen. The Call contains ver y strong, uncompromising language. The Call | Drill Hall Theatre | From June 29 | Bookings can be made at www.drillhalltheatre.org.au.
‘One of my favourite things about Bello Winter Music is that it appeals to people of all ages and from all walks of life,’ says festival GM Maggie Quirk. ‘It makes for a really diverse and interesting event.’
Bello Winter Music is held throughout the town of Bellingen. Thursday 12 July –Sunday 15 July
Ay Pachanga is the Latin party of the year. Following sellout shows in Sydney, Ay Pachanga celebrates the world’s largest Latin label, Fania Records, transforming into a buzzing party filled with Latin-jazz and salsa rhythms. Music director Martin Taylor (Mucho Mambo) is returning with his stellar lineup of top Australians musicians performing famous Latin sounds of the 60s and 70s – Latin boogaloo, salsa, and mambo. Joining them onstage are award-winning dancers in a colourful showcase, celebrating the street styles of Latin New York in the Fania era. Fania Records is renowned for housing some of the greatest pioneers of salsa
music, a style of music that was born in New York in the 60s and 70s that fused musical genres such as Cuban Son, Mambo and Latin Jazz. Some of the label’s artists include Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Ray Barreto, Willie Colon, and Ruben Blades just to name a few. The label showcased a melting pot of musical influences derived from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, America and Panama. Come and join Ay Pachanga at the Italo Club for more party than you can handle. Italo Club, Lismore | June 29 | Workshop 6pm | Show 7.30pm | $25/$17 | www.eventbrite.nrcac.edu.au
IS IT WITCHCRAFT? Written by Rona Munro The Last Witch begins its run in the northern rivers this week. Produced and directed by Tim Winton-Brown, played by a talented and experienced ensemble cast, and supported by a sensational design and technical team, the play is based on the true story of Janet Horne, a woman accused of witchcraft and consorting with the devil. The production, which opens on the winter solstice, reveals the strength of women living in a brutal and unforgiving time. The Last Witch | Rochdale Theatre June 21–24 | Kohinur Hall from June 29 | $25 / $20 Main Arm General Store, The Mullumbimby Bookshop, Music Bizarre in Lismore. www.trybooking.com.
The 2018 edition will see the return of the New Orleans Style Street Parade on Sunday morning, which was initiated last year. There will be street performance and workshops aplenty for those who want to step out of the music for a moment and enjoy a different side of the festival. The festival marketplace will be host to another incredible mix of street food and interesting local wares as well as street performance including the ever-popular Cassettes, quirky Roundabout Theatre, and the Amazing Drumming Monkeys. And of course, it wouldn’t be Bello Winter Music without the Magic Bus, a guaranteed festival favourite each year. This year will see the addition of a special Growers Market concert from 9am till midday on Saturday featuring special guest Rebecca Ireland and more. There will be a new festival venue at the Bellingen Showground on Saturday and Sunday and the renowned 2bbbFM broadcast will be happening from Amelia Franklin’s cafe.
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WHAT DOES AN ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN LOOK LIKE? ACT LIKE? SOUND LIKE? DO THEY ALL HAVE BLACK SKIN, LIVE IN THE BUSH, AND ARE THEY NAKED?
[MIS]CONCEIVE is Kelly’s powerful new dance-theatre that challenges the idea that knowledge equals comprehension. Using an exciting mash-up of traditional and contemporary styles, dance and spoken word [MIS]CONCEIVE simultaneously rejects, reveals and re-educates (mis)undertstandings about what it means to be an Indigenous Australian. Thomas sat still long enough last week to answer a few questions about dance and other stuff… Why is dance such a great medium for storytelling? Dance and choreography allow new worlds to be created without having to verbally describe them. This is important to me because people are able to get out of the show what they want. If I just say what’s going on and place it on a platter, then I feel sometimes it’s not always taken in and thought about. With Bundjalung and Wiradjuri, Ni-Vanuatu and Irish ancestry, have you drawn on the heritage from all of your backgrounds when creating this piece? In my overall practice yes; it’s growing more and more with each project. Obviously depending on the show I’m doing it may require more from one area of my backgrounds than another, but usually even then, in some way or another my entire identity is in the show. Do you feel art – dance, theatre, music, poetry, puppetry and fine art – is the path to informing those who might not otherwise ‘get’ it?
CHOREOGRAPHER THOMAS ES KELLY, WHO RECENTLY RECEIVED THE 2018 DREAMING AWARD (NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART AWARD) FOR AN EMERGING ARTIST, WILL GIVE YOU A CLUE – NOT ALL OF THEM.
I believe it is a way. Everyone learns differently and for some people some forms of art are not the path to understanding. However I find art is very informative and that’s what I am trying to do with my works. I still aim for excitement and high physicality; however, I try to make the content understandable without handing it to you. What is the most important message or idea you would like audiences to come away with? I always hope that all audiences, Indigenous or not, can come away from the show with at least one new positive look at Aboriginal people as well as a sense of pride regarding First Nations culture. What one piece of advice would you offer non-Indigenous people in regards to Aboriginal people? I would ask that you see everyone individually. Everyone has their own story; it doesn’t mean you have to be told it, but respect that they have theirs. So don’t categorise all Aboriginal people under one blackfella umbrella.
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Thomas ES Kelly has had a long association with NORPA – he was involved in the creative developments of Three Brothers and Djurra, and was in residency at NORPA in 2017 developing a new project called Wollumbin//Warning. In [MIS]CONCEIVE Kelly and his ensemble move with assured physicality in this high-energy work that pulses with humour, play and personal stories. [MIS]CONCEIVE will play at NORPA next week. [MIS]CONCEIVE by Thomas ES Kelly | NORPA at Lismore City Hall | Friday 29 June, 7.30pm | Saturday 30 June, 2pm & 7.30pm | $20–36 | Bookings: www.norpa.org.au | 1300 066 772
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Exploding onto the southern California punk scene, Strung Out were one of the first bands signed to Fat Mike’s Fat Wreck Chords, issuing their debut album in 1994. It was the band’s sophomore effort, however, that truly proved Mike’s faith in the band was so very well placed. Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues was thirteen chucks of socially aware punk speed pop metal riffage that guaranteed carnage every time the Play button was hit on the dash. Twenty-two years later and Strung Out are a monster of a band, and for the first
time ever the band are playing Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues in its entirety Yea verily the gods of punk have smiled upon the faithful with the promise of nothing but the best – a show jam-packed with attitude, speed, creativity and energy. Machine-gun drums, scorching guitars, hard-hitting basslines, and an inyour-face singer with more melodies than Top 40 radio. Strung Out are hitting Byron Bay Brewery this Sunday from 7pm. Grab your tickets online at Oztix.
HEALING SPACE GALLERY Enjoy a nourishing day out at the Healing Space Gallery, a unique and powerful creative hub showcasing the talents of local artists and healers and promoting Colour Chi Energy to uplift and enhance Inner Wellness, Harmony, Energy and Joy. Self-taught international/Australian artist, gallery owner, healer and environmentalist Sylvia Meissner has displayed her art in Shanghai, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York, promoting environmental awareness and Colour Medicine for the 21st Century. Meissner’s team of gifted healers offers a wide range of modalities, including Liquid Crystal Reading, Clairvoyance, Mediumship, Reiki, Intuitive Pranic Healing Massage, Psychic Readings, Chakra Balance, Forensic Healing and Aroma Touch – powerful tools for holistic wellbeing. The gallery offers wearable crystal energies, Swarovski sun catchers, boho bags, sculptures, aromatherapy, crystals, art gifts and souvenirs.
Under the 2018 theme Because of Her, We Can! NAIDOC Week will be celebrated at NORPA over the weekend Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June. The foyer areas of Lismore City Hall will host celebrated Bundjalung visual artwork and the much-lauded Balun Gilamahla (River Journey) weaving installation. Before all performances of Thomas ES Kelly’s [MIS]CONCEIVE a pop-up diner will be operating, serving delicious bush tuckerinspired food created by Bundjalung elders.
EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH MASK A new opportunity is available to actors to explore the wonders of working with the expressive mask and extend their skills in physical expression. Practising and teaching with mask for more than twenty years, mask teacher and maker Brenda Monaghan presents her Masque Expressif Australia tour, coming to Byron Bay, Ewingsdale Hall, 21–22 July 2018. Brenda brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, having trained and worked with some of the best mask teachers in the world, including masters in Paris, Poland, the UK and Melbourne. Her workshops offer practise-based training that heighten the actor’s sensory awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness to stimuli while also exploring the expressive potentials of the body.
The Friday-night performance of [MIS] CONCEIVE will be preceded by a women’s smoking ceremony and then a welcome to country and blessing by Rev Dorothy Gordon, and the Ngalingah Mijung Dubais (Our Happy Women) will show off their fashion creations in The Studio. On Saturday 30 June come and enjoy a women’s Yarning Circle discussing this year’s NAIDOC theme, performances by Nini Nahri Gali Girls’ Dance Troupe, and three short documentaries will be playing in the Fountain Room. More details at www.norpa.org.au. Benda’s intention with her workshops is to provide an intensive experience, and present whole-body immersion that the actor can then take away and digest.
Brenda uses quality full and half masks made by master craftsmen in France, Italy, Bali, and New Zealand. Brenda is also a mask maker and makes full expressive masks. Expressive Mask and Movement Workshop for Actors Ewingsdale Hall | July 21 & 22 July | 9.30am – 5pm | $270 (earlybird by July 11) and $310 (after earlybird date) | www.brendamonaghan.com.au
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NEPTUNE’S ANNUAL FOUR-MONTH RETROGRADE DIRECTS THIS WEEK’S ENERGIES INWARDS TO BIGGER QUESTIONS, DEEPER DREAMS…
ARIES: The downside of retro Neptune can sometimes be a sudden, unaccustomed plummet in confidence, a doubting of abilities – scary for Aries. In which case it’s important to just relax into this cyclic season of spiritual self-development by asking yourself the necessary questions. Accepting inconvenient truths. Applying the insights provided. TAURUS: While Neptune retrograde’s slow-mo pace suits the Tauran psyche, remember that diving into your inner world to intuitively consider obligations, opportunities, relationships and responsibilities also needs the physical balance of getting outside for fresh air and exercise. Note to self: If this week’s decision making gets confusing, trust your gut. GEMINI: If old die-hard habits are going to make a bid for reasserting their grip, it’s during a retrograde Neptune transit. But even if you slip off the wagon, get back up and remake those promises to yourself. Stay away from situations of temptation, stick with reliable routines and supportive people. CANCER: A reflective week, but don’t get so caught up in your own emotional dynamic that you neglect friends: you’re going to need them, so make the effort to reach out. As the coming weeks reacquaint you with some ancient aspirations and lapsed ambitions, reality checks from trusted others are invaluable. LEO: If this week brings a dip in self-esteem, take a deep breath and remember who you are. Disillusion with some old behaviours is inevitable, so don’t get upset if attractions fade or friendships reach their use-by date. Everything in the current cosmic curriculum recommends (a) selfscrutiny and (b) treading very, very carefully. VIRGO: Retrograding Neptune can sometimes evoke a nagging focus on what’s lacking. You like fixing things, so use this time to rectify and correct, but only where you’re concerned – not anyone else, because that’s their business. This too shall pass, and till it does be grateful for everything life provides, in all its messy glory.
LIBRA: As planetary backspin heightens emotions and increases sensitivity, some partnerships deepen, other connections sever. With Venus in the sign of creativity, this week operates less on logic and reason, more in the right-brained universe of art and imagination – and isn’t combining artistic with realistic totally your Libran thing? SCORPIO: You’re superalert to picking up on undercurrents, mixed messages and the swinging pendulum of personal agendas in this week’s changing workplace dynamics. You can’t help but sleuth for the truth, whatever that means for you, but don’t lapse into old habit patterns: it’s your time to rise up and shine. SAGITTARIUS: A quartet of planetary retrogrades could put everyone behind schedule this week, so why not take it easy, scale back plans to what’s manageable and let others in a hurry go first. Because to paraphrase the Dalai Lama, not getting what you thought you wanted can often be a blessing in disguise. CAPRICORN: Neptune retro getting everyone in touch with their inner deities and demons can be an exasperating time for outer-world action. If this week’s changing moods, minds and arrangements deliver plans that weren’t on your list, make that your wakeup call to reunite with some of your own personal goals currently on hold. AQUARIUS: During retrograde transits past events do come up for review, but realisations gained may be FYI only so best not remind others of the crimes of yesteryear. If something doesn’t feel right, graciously decline while you think it through. While admittedly not always easy, communication’s the key to this week’s breakthroughs. PISCES: Neptune retrograding in your sign isn’t without complications like low energy, mood swings, indecision, and feeling the burden of the world on your shoulders. But stay focused on one small step at a time. If your clarity or purpose falters, readjust it and ride those rollercoaster tides like the seasoned sailor you are.
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CINEMA REVIEWS HEREDITARY
First of all, you need to have a smart location scout. For a psychological, brain-breaking flick that dives into horror and the occult, it is essential that the mise en scène is just right. The big house in the woods – lots of timber and stairs, shadowy hallways and an attic – surrounded by silver birches is perfect. Somewhere in the isolated northwest of the US (it was shot in Utah), Annie’s mother has died, but Annie (Toni Collette) does not know how to react to her loss. Mom, it seems, was something of a dragon, and before too long her legacy begins to manifest itself in the peculiar behaviour of Annie’s little girl Charlie (Milly Shapiro), who has messed-up hair and an unpleasant face. It depends on your taste, but for mine, the first half of this film is the more compelling, for you are never quite sure if you are watching something that will stay with the close tracking of a woman who is collapsing psychologically under the strain of loss and self-hatred, or evolve into bizarro nightmare-world. Collette’s supreme ability to shift into emotional overdrive without losing credibility fits the part well, but the character of her husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne) is less defined. Throughout he is little more than a passive, uninvolved observer. Annie’s high-school son Peter (Alex Wolff ) is collateral damage from the
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crisis that grips the family before a weird séance medium enters the scene. Much depends on your acceptance of what might be passed on from one generation to the next – whether it be eyecolour or satanic tendencies – and whether or not there is such a thing as an ‘afterlife’. It has been compared favourably with The Exorcist, but that movie really did shock, because it broke new ground that had not been ventured into in mainstream cinema, whereas director Ari Aster almost shoots himself in the foot with an ending that is just plain silly. But in a cartoon age, what would you expect?
DISOBEDIENCE It’s heartening to see that there is still a place in cinema for the slow-burn, despite the mob’s expectation of a thrill every five minutes. A relief, too, to know that a subject that was once taboo – lesbian love – can be treated with compassion and insight, as it has been here by Chilean director Sebastián Lelio. Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns to London from New York following the death of her father, the prominent rabbi in a neighbourhood of Orthodox Jews. We learn immediately that it was Ronit’s intimate connection with Esti (Rachel McAdams) that led to her estrangement from the community. Upon her arrival, she discovers that Esti is now married to Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), who is deemed to be the natural successor to take on the role left by Ronit’s father. In a wintery London, the two women are again drawn to each other, but Esti is hamstrung by her obligations as Dovid’s wife – I never knew that strictly Orthodox Jews have sex on the Sabbath, or that their women wear wigs when in
public (despite my countless trips up and down Bondi Road). Otherwise cowed by custom, Esti is encouraged to follow her natural instincts by the unapologetic Ronit, whose relationship with those she has left behind ranges from tense to downright abrasive. Caught in the middle is Dovid, who is bewildered by the prospect of everything that he so devoutly believes in might crumble to dust. The drama is sustained by beautiful performances from the three leads – I expected as much from McAdams and Weisz, but Nivola, for his subtlety and depth of feeling, was a revelation. And not shirking the issue at hand, neither actress is a shrinking violet in an extended sex scene that is wildly erotic without being in the least pornographic. We are all, to a greater or lesser degree, Girls Night Out Preview constricted by the manners Screening - Wednesday 18th July - 6.30pm arrival for a and mores of the society in 7pm screening. All Tickets $25. Pre-Show snacks and which we move. Self-liberation Complementary Glass of usually comes at a cost to Champagne on arrival served by Wicked Waiters. others, but it is all we can hope for. A wonderful movie.
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Q BALLINA RSL BOWLING CLUB 6PM GUY KACHEL
Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS 12.30PM CROWD DJ, 4.30PM FUNKNWAGNELLS, 9PM MISS T & THE ANCHORMEN
Q LISMORE WORKERS CLUB 7.30PM THE STUNNED MULLETS
Q CURRUMBIN PUB 8PM KOBRAKAI, THE POINT 0 FIVE, MISSIONARY DEEP, WE ALL DRIVE Q CURRUMBIN RSL 5PM ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, SOUNDLOUNGE 8.30PM BONDI CIGARS
Q MARY G’S, LISMORE THE ISAAC FRANKHAM BAND Q ROCHDALE THEATRE, LISMORE 8PM THE LAST WITCH Q NIMBIN BUSH THEATRE 12.30PM NEIL PIKE, 7PM GLENN CARDIER Q SHEOAK SHACK, FINGAL HEAD 2PM TIM STOKES
Q CLUB BANORA, TWEED HEADS 7.30PM PLUMB LOCO
SUNDAY 24 Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY STATE OF ORIGIN Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY CHRIS ARONSTEN Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4PM LISA HUNT 8PM STATE OF ORIGIN Q BYRON BREWERY 6PM STRUNG OUT Q BYRON GOLF CLUB 1PM GREG LYON AND THE HIP OPERATION Q SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 5PM FELIX Q TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE DJ DANGEROUS COBRA & EVA J Q BANGALOW BOWLO 1PM BART STENHOUSE AND SUROJATO ROY IN CONCERT
Wednesday 20 June, 6pm arrival for 7pm movie FREE EVENT (bookings essential)
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MONDAY 25 Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY DANIEL CLARK Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY CRAIG ATKINS Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4’20 REGGAE NIGHT Q BYRON THEATRE 5.30PM IT TAKES A VILLAGE Q WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM REGGAE AFTERPARTY Q BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 9.30AM THE PICTURE HOUSE CHOIR
Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS THE SHOWROOM 11AM MUSICAL MAESTROS – THE STAGE 11.30PM LINE DANCING WITH RUSSELL HINTON, 3.30PM SOCIAL NEW VOGUE DANCING, 7.30PM MARTIN WAY
Q MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 3PM JAM
Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY MARSHALL OKELL
Q BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM OPEN MIC WITH HARRY NICHOLS
Q BILLINUDGEL HOTEL LIVE SESSIONS 2PM JESSE MORRIS & THE SHAKEDOWN
Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY SILK & OAK TRIO
Q BYRON THEATRE 6.30PM THE BIG U-TURN AHEAD: CALLING AUSTRALIA TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8PM GREG KEW
Q SUFFOLK PARK HOTEL 6PM OPEN MIC WITH JOHN FOG
Q HALL UNDER BYRON GYM 6.45PM NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA
Q BANGALOW BOWLO 6.30PM SWING CLASSES
Q WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM YEWSDAY LIVE DJS
Q HOTEL BRUNSWICK TRIVIA NIGHT
Q CLUB LENNOX 4PM GUY KACHEL Q BALLINA PLAYERS 2PM HMS PINAFORE Q WHARF BAR, BALLINA 4PM TAHLIA MATHESON Q LISMORE WORKERS CLUB 11AM COUNTRY CARNA Q ROCHDALE THEATRE, LISMORE 5PM THE LAST WITCH
Enjoy a drink at the Theatre Bar Byron Theatre Club Membership now available 6685 6807
The way it should be
Thursday 28 June, 7.30pm Full $35 | Conc $30 | Child U16 $20
Byron Community Centre 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay | www.byroncentre.com.au
Q CURRUMBIN RSL 4PM ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
Q HEARTSPACE, MULLUMBIMBY 4PM STORIES IN A CIRCLE
LLOYD SPIEGEL PRESENTED BY RHYTHM SECTION
Q COOLANGATTA HOTEL 2PM BOURBON STREET
Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY SWAMP CATS
Q BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 4PM BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL –BETWEEN LAND & SEA
Wednesday 27 June, 6.30pm Full $18.80
Q CLUB BANORA, TWEED HEADS 11AM DANIELLE GOULLET PRESENTS JAZ SEBASTIAN
Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS THE SHOWROOM 11AM FINAL PORTRAIT – THE STAGE 12.30PM CROWD DJ, 4PM LINE DANCING WITH RUSSELL HINTON, 7PM MARK WILSON’S DANCE NIGHT
IT TAKES A VILLAGE PRESENTED BY CAPE BYRON MEDICAL CENTRE
THE BIG U-TURN AHEAD: CALLING AUSTRALIA TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Q BRUNSWICK HEADS HOTEL 4PM THE FERGIES FOLLOWED BY STATE OF ORIGIN
Saturday 23 June, 1pm Full $25 | Conc $23 | BT Club $20 | Student U18 $15 | Group 10+ $15
Monday 25 June, 5.30 pm All tickets $5
Q B-SPACE, BALLINA 5PM JAM NIGHT
We have hundreds of gigs from around the north coast in the region’s BEST online gig guide
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN BY OSCAR WILDE – WORLD THEATRE ON SCREEN
Q SPHINX ROCK CAFE, MT BURRELL 12PM SAM BUCKINGHAM
Q BANGALOW HOTEL 2PM LIVE MUSIC
LOOKING FOR A NIGHT OUT?
takayna PRESENTED BY PATAGONIA
Q NIMBIN BUSH THEATRE 10AM SONIC BLISS, 12.30PM BLUE CAT SWING
Q THE NORTHERN PLANET WAKING EIGHT TOUR + SOMETIMES SONNY & JADE NOT JADE
Q LENNOX HOTEL 10PM WILSON COOPER BAND
Q BALLINA RSL BOARDWALK PIANO BAR 4.30PM FRED COLE – BOARDWALK LOUNGE 8PM CRAIG ATKINS
Q KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL 7PM BOURBON STREET
We’ve established a national not-for-proﬁt, the inGrained
Q BYRON BAY HIGH SCHOOLS PRODUCTION OF ANGELA BETZIEN’S WAR CRIMES 7PM BBHS PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE Q MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 7PM TRIVIA Q BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM OPEN MIC WITH SLIM PICKENS
WEDNESDAY 27 Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY GUY KACHEL
Q THE EMPIRE CAFE 7PM TIBETAN CHILDREN’S VILLAGE FUNDRAISER FEAT BART STENHOUSE Q BALLINA RSL LEVEL ONE 7PM SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE WITH DEAN DOYLE
Q BANGALOW BOWLO 6PM SALSA CLASSES
Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS THE STAGE 12.30PM CHI CHI, 4PM THE HEMIS, 7.30PM PLUMB LOCO
Q CLUB BANORA, TWEED HEADS 5PM NICK WATERS
Q COOLANGATTA HOTEL 6PM OPEN MIC
THURSDAYS 31 MAY - 7 JULY 5.30–7.30PM
PARENTING TEENS - FREE WORKSHOPS Verandah Room – Community Centre CALL MEGAN ON 0472 754 393
WED & THURS 9.30AM–2PM
CASTON SMITH – PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST AGES 13 TO 24 CALL US OR DROP IN!
YOGA WITH BEC BY DONATION
WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 4.30–7.30PM
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TUESDAY 10 JULY 4–7PM
BARISTA COURSE LEVEL I: $50 | AGE 15–24 CALL STEFFIE ON 6685 7777 OR BOOK ONLINE: WWW.BYS.ORG.AU
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Service Directory SERVICE DIRECTORY RATES, PAYMENT & DEADLINE
ACCOUNTANTS & BOOKKEEPERS
DEADLINE: For additions and changes to the Service Directory is 12pm Friday. LINE ADS: $99 for 3 months or $340 for 1 year prepaid. For line Service Directory ads email email@example.com. DISPLAY ADS: $66 per week for colour display ad. Minimum 8 week booking 4 weeks prepaid. Please supply display ads 85mm wide, 28mm high. New display ads will be placed at end of section. For display Service Directory ads email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Echo Service Directory is online in Echonetdaily â€“ www.echo.net.au/service-directory
ACCOUNTANT Paul Mayberry..............................................................................................66847415
38 June 20, 2018 The Byron Shire Echo
Affordable bathroom renovations are our speciality. From a simple makeover, to a total transformation, we deliver on our guarantee of workmanship and price.
BOOKKEEPER - Xero, Pybles/Rcvbles, payroll, reporting. Free consult. Ph Kylie ...........0429 803286 BOOKKEEPER: MYOB AND BAS AGENT. 18 years experience. Phone Deb...................0411 659959
All aspects of plumbing: Gas Fitting, Drainage, Construction, Renovations. 15+ years experience. Free quotes.
BAS & BOOKKEEPING Save money and effort with Mark.............................................0475 125478
0410 534 081
Licence # 289899C
ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE M Collis..................................................66842559 ACUPUNCTUREâ€“TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE. Mary-Ellen Young .................0403 477972
AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Call Jason: 0434 177 594
BLINDS, AWNINGS, CURTAINS, SHUTTERS
AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION
6680 9394 AU 37088
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COOLMAN AIR CONDITIONING 23 years experience. Lic 178464C AU30147 ..............0412 641753 RAINBOW REGION AIR CONDITIONING ARC AU36141. Lic No. 264313C.....................0487 264137
ANTENNAS & INSTALLATION
20 years and going strong! Custom made curtains, blinds and decor items We come to you, wherever you are: Byron, Lismore, TheÂ Clarence and beyondâ€¦
0435 954 212
BRICKLAYING 0439 624 945
02 66 804 173 Friendly Reliable Prompt Local
Digital TV ALL Antenna Installations & Repairs ALL Electrical Work
BRICK/BLOCK LAYING Contractors. Lic 291958C. Phone Mark ........................................0409 444268
BUILDING TRADES â€¢ DEPT OF FAIR TRADING: A licence is required for all residential building work where the reasonable market cost of the work to be done (labour and materials) exceeds $5000 (including GST).
YOUR DIGITAL AND PROGRAMMING SOLUTIONS â€¢ Set top box installation and programming â€¢ Surround sound design and installation â€¢ All TV, telephone & electrical installations Call Norm now on
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Award Winning Builders â€¢ Renovations â€¢ Extensions â€¢ New Homes Darren Paxton
0412 497 637
Master Builders Licence No.94573C
1300 095 393
Decks, pergolas, verandahs, balconies, big & small renos and all other carpentry & building needs. Free quotes.
0427 196 962
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 ..........................................................................40 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 Stonemason........................................................................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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FURNITURE RESTORATION Old/antique, 40+ yrs exp. erwinfurniturerestoration.com ...0412 528454
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CALL BRETT 0414 542 019
BYRON ANTENNA SERVICE Call me first for fast service. Richard ..................................0401 190960
ANTIQUES / RESTORATION
SERVICING THE BYRON SHIRE
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS REPAIR & SERVICE TV. Audio. Antennas .......... 66843575 or 0414 922786
ARCHITECTS FRANK STEWART ARCHITECT Reg. 6075. www.frankstewart.com.au............................66856984 OCEANARC ARCHITECTS Reg. 6042 www.oceanarc.com.au ..............................................66855001
AUTOMOTIVE DINGO DEMOLITIONS & ASBESTOS REMOVAL ................................. 66834008 or 0407 728998 CARPENTER All jobs. Michael Dow. Lic 147675C .................................... 66291169 or 0412 967677 BUILDER â€“ JOHN McGAURAN Personalised Service. 20 yrs exp. Lic 170208C .............0415 793242 FABRICA JOINERY Quality kitchens/timber doors/windows. Lic 244652C .........................66808162 â€¢ Tyres â€¢ Batteries â€¢ Wheel Alignments BUILDER CARPENTER Extensions, renos, new homes, insurance, all jobs. Lic 19953 .......... 0403 458177 LEGENDARY MULLUMBIMBY TYRE SERVICE CARPENTER/JOINER Lic 39791 Decks, studios, pergolas etc Paul Varendorff ..66845035 or 0414 842602 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby 6684 2016 OFFROAD TYRES BUILDER Renovations, maintenance, 30yrs exp. mchughdesign.com.au Lic 29792C....0408 663420 MECHANICAL REPAIRS, WARREN SIMMONS Byron Bay ..................................................66858500 EXTENSIONS & RENOVATIONS Excellent quality. Builder: Levi Alexander Lic 189611C ..0402 434154 BAYSIDE RADIATORS Windscreens & air-con. Billinudgel. AU29498 .................................66802444 CARPENTER HANDYMAN FB Gregâ€™s Handyman Services Byron Bay Lic No 1039897....0414 109595
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Service Directory BUSH REGENERATION & WEED CONTROL
Native bush regeneration, tree planting and weed control. Fully insured and qualified with more than 12 years’ local experience. Free property assessments and quotes.
DAVID ROBINSON DESIGN DRAFTING All Council & construction requirements ......0419 880048
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Reliable • Friendly • Professional • Fully Insured • Free Quotes • Affordable Rates Locally Owned and Operated • Quality Work with Over 10 Years Experience
BYRON ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN & DRAFTING www.beedad.com.au ...............0423 531448
Quality Exterior Refinishing
WEED CONTROL SPECIALIST Management plans drawn up........................................0418 110714
Pressure cleaning Roof cleaning
Phone Oliver 0419 789 600
Kevin & Margaret Bower
(02) 6684 1001
Green & Clean Carpet and upholstery cleaning, urine extraction, rust removal, heavy traffic areas, deodorising and sanitation.
Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa
0408 232 066
Specialising in Asphalt Driveways, Subdivisions, Earthworks, Carparks and all Maintenance!
Lighthouse Cleaning Holiday lets and Airbnb, residential homes and end of lease cleans, bond cleans etc. Friendly reliable and trustworthy local service.
Phone: 0449 765 106
35 years in local area • Free quotes
Phone Jeremy 0409 146 052
DETAILED STEAM CLEANING Natural products. Bathrooms, kitchens, spring cleans .0410 723601
HOLIDAY CLEANERS AVAILABLE NOW! Domestic, AirBnB, last-minute. Local, exp & reliable .0421 360961 IMMACULATE CLEANING SERVICES Northern Rivers Area...........................................0487 013372
FIREPLACE INSTALLATION & REPAIRS
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Specialising in road repairs & driveways Rock walls, clearing, house shed and tank pads. Augers – hole boring. All general earthworks, excavators, positrack, bobcat, roller and tipper hire.
WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIRO (lowforce) 8/9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Andrew Badman...66858553
Ph: 6684 0160 Mob: 0439 840 160
MICHAEL SCHWAGER 108 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby ...................................................66841962 MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC Massage, chiropractic & fitness. 110 Dalley St .........................66841028
5.5 TONNE EXCAVATOR, POSITRACK & TIPPER HIRE
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
Specialising in road works, land clearing, retaining walls and general earthworks. Augers and rock grab available.
• House washing • High pressure or soft wash • Window cleaning • Driveways, paths & roofs • Gutters & ﬂyscreens • Water efﬁcient • Free quotes Phone Joe or Helen 6687 4655 or 0412 495750
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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. • Residential Civil Industrial. • Resurfacing and rejuvenation of existing concrete. • Steel ﬁxing & formwork.
DARYL 0418 234 302 OR 02 6680 1793
ACTION WINDOW & PRESSURE CLEANING
0434 539 979
– nationally recognised qualiﬁcations
STEVE BROWN EARTHMOVING
BAY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Peter Wuehr 17 Bangalow Rd Byron Bay ..............................66855282
Call Sam on
Training & assessment: earthmoving plant & forklift
0410 056 228 / 0427 663 678
BLACKS CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS AHHA member, insured. 3rd generation .....66771905
%XTE HOUSE RIOR W WIN ASH CLEAN DOW
various implements available for limited access projects
BEST THE W OOD FIRinEthe Shire
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THE ORIGINAL CHIMNEY SWEEP • Avoid dangerous chimney ﬁres • Improve ﬁreplace performance
EARTHMOVING PLANT HIRE
DONE & DUSTED CLEANING Going the extra mile, professional, dependable...............0498 731447
BYRON & BEYOND CLEANING Brunswick to Ballina & inland towns from $35ph........0451 102239
EARTHMOVING & EXCAVATION
Roadworks incl Driveways, Carparks & General Excavation
AIRBNB HOSTING SERVICES Cleaning, linen, restocking, bookings.............................0410 630042
YOUR CHIMNEY NEEDS TO BE CLEANED ONCE A YEAR!
Jai – 0467 482 948
CLEAN AS IT’S BEEN TEAM Home, Bond back, anytime, references ...................................66882372
Commercial / Domestic / Insurance
BE WISE • BE SAFE
Cleans deeply, dries in 1-2 hours
APEX CARPET CLEANING www.apexcarpetcleaning.com.au......................... Nathan 0412 926441
DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE 20 Year+s Exp.
Truck Mounted Machine
TENDER LOVING CARE Specialising in household carpet cleaning Speedy Drying
FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!
BAREFOOT BUILDING DESIGN www.barefootbuildingdesign.com..........Bob Acton 0407 787993
Call Glenn or Tracey 0403 428 232 or 6680 9901
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DESIGN & DRAFTING
Window Cleaning Professionals
PLATINUM CONCRETE 20 years experience. Free quotes. Lic 225874C. Justin ..............0458 773788
EXPERIENCED OPERATORS | FREE QUOTES 0432 299 283
Byron Shire Earthmoving Excavators Bobcats 13tonne tippers Roller Byron | Ballina | Tweed | Lismore Shire • Construction • Site Cuts • Auger Holes • Rockwalls • Clearing • Demolition • Landscaping • Farm Roads • Bitumen • Concrete driveways. MANY SPECIALITIES Call today for a free quote!
0438 454 096
5.5 tonne excavator & 12 tonne tipper • Driveways • Landscaping • Rock walls • House & shed sites
FLANAGAN CONCRETING & EXCAVATIONS. Lic No. 310498C. Ph Andrew ..................0401 968173
• Land clearing • Augers, rock grab & breaker attachments • Free quotes
ADVANCED CONCRETE POLISHING Grind & seal, polished concrete. Shane ................0419 961708
Luke Jarrett – 0431 329 630 Follow us on
DECKS, PATIOS & EXTENSIONS FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600 THE DECK DOCTOR Sanding & refinishing, cable balustrading. Free quotes. Richard ...0407 821690
DENTISTS BANGALOW DENTAL In the Medical Centre Complex, Bangalow ......................................66872766 GAVIN STUART & MARTIN ACKLAND Banora Seaview Dental, Banora Point 30 mins north of Ewingsdale. Open Sat. early & late appointments ................................07 55234090 LITTLE LANE DENTAL, MULLUMBIMBY ...........................................................................66842816
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
BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE .......................................................................66851264 BYRON BAY BOBCAT & TIPPER HIRE Driveways, rubbish removal. Ian.......................0412 853479 MICHAEL LEACH 100 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby .............................................................66842644 BEAU JARDIN 1.8 tonne excavator & 3 tonne tip truck .................................................0417 054443
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Service Directory ELECTRICIANS
GLAZIERS 24 HOUR SERVICE
24/7 EMERGENCY GLASS 0415 660 801
02 66 804 173 All Jobs Small or Large
0439 624 945
North Coast news daily:
GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Mirrors â€˘ Security doors and screens Shower screens â€˘ Commercial glazing BYRON GLASS & ALUMINIUM Home, Shop & Office. 24 hr/7 days. Lic 313329C ..............66808123
DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL
GUTTERING Gutter guard Gutter cleaning Locally owned Fully insured Free quotes Call Junior for friendly, genuine advice and service.
JAMIE 0408 809 817 licence no. 201775c
ELECTRICAL Steve Nicholls ph: 0455 445 343 lic: EC28753
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
0405 922 839 or AH 6684 1778 ABN 180 623 364 42 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
Paola Landscapes Pty Ltd 0458 267 777
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
HANDY ANDY Carpentry, plastering, welding ......................................... 66884324 or 0476 600956 AWESOME REPAIRS Professional, commercial & domestic. Wayne...............................0423 218417 THE HANDYMAN CAN All home maintenance, repairs, painting, odd jobs etc .............0427 110953 RELIABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES Michael ...........................................66844970 or 0405 325569 HANDYMAN All services and areas. Reliable and friendly. $35/hour.............................0403 793834 G LANZENI HANDYMAN SERVICE & property maintenance. Byron Bay ....................0412 395604 CARPENTER/BUILDER Renos, timber decks, pergolas, cabins, fencing. Tori Bergin .....0481 785008 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
Lic No: 143433C | ACRS Master Cabler A017916
0414 905 900
â€˘ Acreage Mowing Specialist â€˘ Irrigation â€˘ Landscaping â€˘ Rubbish Removal Byron Shire â€“ Ballina Shire â€˘ Fully Licensed & Insured
Contact Vadi: 0404
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â€˘ Paving â€˘ Stonework â€˘ Timber work â€˘ Retaining wall â€˘ Garden maintenance â€˘ Planting â€˘ TurďŹ ng â€˘ Mulching â€˘ Hedging â€˘ Lawns
ĂŠĂŠĂŠ /, ĂŠUĂŠ "ĂŠ" ĂŠ/""ĂŠ
0434 329 111
Acreage & Residential Mowing | Gardening Non-Toxic Herbicide Spray | Brush Cutting Tip Runs | Fully Insured
RONNIE SPINKS Everything electrical. Lic 27673 .........................................................0429 802355 BYRON BAY ELECTRICAL Geoff Bensley. Lic EC 34079 ...................................................0427 857824 JP ELECTRICAL Level 2 ASP Under-g/O-head lines, Pwr poles, Solar. Lic 133082C ........0432 289705
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 WWW.EASTCOASTPILATES.COM.AU Judy Leane BSpSc ..............................................0408 110006 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
JIM LABELLE ELECTRICAL O.Shores, Mullum, Byron, Brunswick. Lic 176417C..............0415 126028
0430 297 101 / 6684 5437
CHRIS APPEL. Ocean Shores. Lic EC 22349.....................................................................0422 607444
BLUE BEE ELECTRICAL 25 years experience. Lic 189508C. Call Dave ............................0429 033801
EXP GARDENER, grounds & maint, handyman, labourer. Fit, reliable & responsible ....0404 130953
MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Massage, Herbs. .............................66843002
COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C .......................... 0439 624945 or 66804173
SPINKS ELECTRICAL Lic 284939C..................................................................Call Mitch 0421 843477
ALL TIMBER REPAIRS. Qualified Joiner/Handyman, well presented. Andrew .............0412 293732 GOOD NEWS HANDYMAN Carpentry, home repairs/renovations etc. Jesse..................0458 968290
THE BYRON BAY GARDEN & LANDSCAPING COMPANY Structural Landscaping
Michael Lamb providing Byron Shire with quality electrical services since g 1984
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 THE IRONING LADY Ironing Service. Suffolk Park $30/hr. Angela.................................0414 719680
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 D HINGED Kitchens & Joinery. Lic 283553C. www.hinged.com.au ....................... Dave 0409 843689
POOLSAFE GLASS FENCING
LEAF IT TO US Acreage mowing specialists, all sizes ......................................................0402 487213 ABOVEBOARD KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & ALTERATIONS Lic 80677C ...................0415 661814 PAULâ€™S MOWING Lawns, edges, hedges, local & reliable. Mullum, Bruns, O.Shores ......0422 958791
GLASS & ALUMINIUM POOL FENCING PROFESSIONALS 0499 178 297 firstname.lastname@example.org
A GREEN EARTH Garden restoration, maintenance, tree & rubbish removal ................0405 716552
AB KITCHENS. Best price guarantee. Lic No 110646C. Steve .........................................0413 281324
TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVALS 4m3 trailer..............................................................0408 210772 BEAU JARDIN We design & build beautiful gardens www.beaujardin.com.au Lic 177274C ...0417 054443
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Garden Design & Property Planning. Andrew Pawsey ..........0478 519804 BYRON & BEYOND FENCING Any fence, any time, prompt quotes....... 66804766 or 0416 424256 THE BURBS MOWING All suburban mowing. Andrew .................................................0431 248888 EDL FENCING Installations & repairs. Prompt service ............................. 66771852 or 0432 107262 ADAMâ€™S ACREAGE MOWING: Acreage Mowing Specialist Please call ..........................0419 813556
FLOOR SANDING & POLISHING
BYRON BAY BRUSH CUTTING Acreage mowing, garden detailing, swiss quality Gyan .0402 728207
NJH FLOOR SANDING Eco oils, hard wax oils & water-based finishes. Nathan .............0420 215716
THE FLOOR SANDER non-toxic finishes. Free quotes email@example.com ...0407 821690 GARDEN DESIGN, FENG SHUI www.simplybeautifulspaces.com.au...........................Lyn 0428 884329
GARAGE DOORS Free Delivery No Rental QUALITY GARAGE DOORS TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS
7 Stinson Street, Ballina Ph: 02 6686 4238 W: www.cmgd.com.au E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Garage Doors & Openers
â€˘ Sand â€˘ Soils â€˘ Gravels â€˘ Pots & statues â€˘ Lots, lots more
1176 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby (just past golf course)
LICENCE NO:175956C ABN: 03 113 342 699
6684 2323 / 0418 663 983
Locally Owned Est 18 years
6680 1575 or 0408 760 609
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
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Service Directory ROAD BASE FIRE WOOD
Mark Wopling Painting & Decorating
18 Lucky Lane Billinudgel Industrial Estate
24 years experience
QUALIFIED â€˘ INSURED â€˘ LOCAL â€˘ FREE QUOTES The ďŹ nishing touch to your home
Mob: 0409 451 518
Landscape Design | Construction | Retaining Walls | Pergolas | Paving Dylan 0409 785 584 www.otrlandscaping.com.au SUBTROPICALLANDSCAPES.COM.AU 20 years exp. Lic 231789C ................................0405 122456 VARENDORFF LANDSCAPES Dip. Lscape Des & Hort. Lic 39791..............66845035 or 0414 842602 LEMONTREELANDSCAPES.COM.AU Liam. Lic No 277154C .........................................0423 700853
NEIL A McINTOSH
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
ABN 48867459605 Lic 33995C
QualiďŹ ed Structural Landscaper
ABN 31 490 733 798 LIC 203196C
NEED A PLUMBER? DRAINER? GASFITTER?
Chay 0429 805 081 20 YEARS LOCAL SERVICE
AD PAINTING by John Hand. Lic 13246C ................................................ 0413 185399 or 66841249 JOSS PAINTING 30 years experience. Free quotes ..................................66846970 or 0421 976843
All Plumbing Blocked drains GasďŹ tting Solar Hot Water
0404 053 857
FAST TURNAROUND â€“ AIR BNB â€˘ Self serve / service wash â€˘ New front loaders & dryers â€˘ Domestic & commercial services
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
Mullum Wash House â€“ 0439 001 545 Bangalow Wash House â€“ 0412 302 246
6685 4490 or AH on 0414 769 018
OPEN EVERY DAY
Licence No. 207479C
Lic. No. 206913C
JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C................0438 668025 BILL CONNORS All plumbing/draining. Lic #1051 .................................. 66801403 or 0414 801403 HRH PLUMBING Providing a prompt, reliable & efficient service. Lic 220755C ............0402 652017 MARK STRATTON All plumbing & emergency. Sewer drain camera/locator. Lic 57803C ....0419 019035
02 6681 6555
Lighting Showroom Open 9am â€“ 5pm Mon â€“ Fri Unit 5, 21-23 Tasman Way, Byron A+I Estate Free on-site consultancy 6680 7007 creativelightingsolutions.com.au
Free quotes on active termites Environmentally safe
ADM PLUMBING SERVICESâ€Ś (NO JOB TOO SMALL)â€Ś Lic 234528C. ....... Call Adam 0466 992483 BLOCKED DRAINS Drain camera, no dig repairs. Drain Pipe King. Lic 237124C ...................66770004 COLIN J WILLIAMS PLUMBING & GAS Lic L7990. Water specialist. Mullum/Byron .....0434 273726 BUCHANAN PLUMBING & GAS - Gasfitter - Luke - Lic 225997C ..................................0407 119910
YOUR PEST & TERMITE SPECIALISTS
PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES
CREATIVE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
THE PEST MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Second opinion / alternative views. 50 yrs exp .....0418 110714
PRINTWORKS Traditional / Digital email@example.com .................................66843633
BRUNSWICK BYRON PEST CONTROL................................................................................66842018
LOCKSMITH MOBILE LOCKSMITH SERVICE Automotive car keys & lock installation/repair .............0412 764148
Tree Faerie Fotos
Professional â€˘ Commercial â€˘ Personal 30+ years experience in commercial photography and photojournalism
at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre
Dr. Matthew Fourro (Osteo) Dr. Egbert Weber (Osteo) 60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby | 02 6626 7900
www.treefaeriefotos.com â€˘ 0417 427 518
Calls always returned
0429 149 533 Est 2006
SHIRE REMOVALS & FREIGHT CO
From Middle Pocket to Middle Earth â€“ just give us a ring
NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY Jodie Jacobs. Mon, Wed, Fri..............................................66857517
Andyâ€™s Move & More
Small and Medium Moves, Tip Runs & Deliveries, 1 or 2 Men at Low Prices to Most Areas Based from Byron Bay & Mullumbimby
BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, acupuncture, mat/reformer Pilates classes.
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
Kim Snellgrove, Cally Oâ€™Hara ................................................................................................66872330
â€˘ DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING INFO: When dealing with home owners, painters are required NICK EDMOND Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday to quote a licence number only for external work valued over $5000.
466 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.....................................................................................66845288
â€˘ Domestic & Commercial â€˘ Servicing all areas â€˘ Workmanship guaranteed â€˘ Attention to detail
0438 784 226 â€˘ 6685 4154
Lic No 189144C
ANTHONY Dâ€™ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St ... 66853511 CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel ..................Bangalow 66872337 & Mâ€™bah 66723818 PETRA KARNI Physio, Craniosacral, Alexander Technique. Byron. Open Saturdays.......0403 226858 OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, dry needling, custom orthotics, shock wave therapy, real time ultrasound. Nigel Pitman, Ilse V Oostenbrugge, Steve Clifford.......66803499 EWINGSDALE PHYSIO Renata Tenta. Matrix Rhythm Therapy, home visits avail................66847838 PETER FARRELL Cold laser, manual therapy & exercise, Mullumbimby ..............................66843385
LEAPFROG REMOVALS BYRON BAYâ€™S LOCAL REMOVALIST MOVING THE SHIRE FOR OVER 10 YEARS
0432 334 200 02 6680 8170 firstname.lastname@example.org Â‡ /RFDO Â‡ &RXQWU\ Â‡ ,QWHUVWDWH /2&$/Â‡6<'1(<Â‡*2/'&2$67Â‡%5,6%$1(Â‡0(/%2851(
02 6684 2198
BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel ........................66803444 MULLUM PICTURE FRAMERS Stuart St rear lane behind Mitre 10 ............................0403 734791
YVES DE WILDE
QUALITY PAINTING SERVICES
XFINALIST OF THE MASTER PAINTERS OF AUSTRALIA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE XENVIRO FRIENDLY PAINTING
North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
0434 391 855
DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL
C. A. Warwick Lic. No. 114578C Â‡)UHHTXRWHVÂ‡*\SURFNĂ€[LQJ VHWWLQJ
&UDLJ0413 Lic 167371C
X6680 7573 0415 952 494 Xwww.yvesdewilde.com.au LIC 114372C
www.shiftremovals.com.au LOCAL + INTERSTATE REMOVALS ROAD + RAIL FREIGHT CONTAINER REMOVALS + TRANSPORT
451 186 / 6680 4660
COL JENKINS PLASTER Gyprock, renovations, repairs. No job too small ......................0401 078733
LONG + SHORT TERM CONTAINERS FOR HIRE
0434 391 855
MAN WITH A VAN/TRUCK Reasonable rates. Phone Don ............................................0414 282813 GLENN WATERS For the finish you canâ€™t see. Lic 58928C...............................................0427 908129 BENNY CAN MOVE IT! .................................................................................................0402 199999 GYPROCK PLASTERING SERVICE New homes, extensions, renos, 40yrs exp. Dave......0457 117654 CAPE BYRON REMOVALS Local, Brisbane, Melbourne weekly. Since 1989 ..................0413 505893
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Service Directory ROOFING
The Future of Solar Juno Energy is your local authorised energy specialist for home & business. Call us for a consultation.
DOMESTIC â€˘ INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL 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
North Coast news daily:
Patrick - 0425 256 802
LdS Silviculture Specialising in all aspects of tree work including milling services
Eddy 0477 Karl 0423
www.junoenergy.com.au licence number: 255292C
720 200 396 508
Email: montysmetalrooďŹ email@example.com www.montysmetalrooďŹ ng.com.au
Licence NSW: 30715C Licence QLD: 1227049
ZAC MACTAGGART METAL ROOFING PTY LTD Ć‡ NEW ROOFS Ć‡ RE ROOFS Ć‡ INSULATED ROOF PANELS Ć‡ Ć‡ FASCIA & GUTTERS Ć‡ REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE Ć‡
Lic: 241833C all SOLAR & ELECTRICAL
0411 683 003
SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES ............................................. Call Tim 66877677 or 0417 698227
PETER GRAY Grad. Cert. Arb. AQF8. Consulting arborist................................................0414 186161 ALL ROOF CLEANING Experienced, insured & fast free quotes. Call ..............................0419 789600
BYRON TREE SERVICES Qualified, insured. Call Alex ....................................................0402 364852
ALL ROOF RESTORATIONS And pressure cleaning. Byron Bay. Free Quotes..................0421 502642
TALLOW TREE SERVICES Removal, free quote & full insurance .....................................0401 208797
MARTINO TREE SERVICES ..............................................................................Martino 0435 019524 OUT ON A LIMB www.outonalimbtreeservices.wordpress.com Call Lucas ............0402 191316
OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialists ......................................... 0412 161564 or 66841232 BYRON SKIPS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 2, 3, 4 & 6 m3 bins available ..............................0450 300360
HART TREE SERVICES 18â€? chipper bobcat cranetruck stump grinding, cherry . 66849137 or 0427347380
TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 4m3 trailer................................................................0408 210772
A UTE LOAD OF STUFF .................................................................................................0408 210772 TIPPER HIRE avail for rubbish removal & tip runs. Jono................................................0412 871438
BYRON CASH FOR SCRAP D washin steel, es and machin ers dry
@ 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
Artisan masonry | Quality craftsmanship All aspects of stone work
BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY Soft furnishings & outdoor................................................0403 713303
0410 931 969
Rural, Commercial & Industrial. www.simsonproperty.com.au..........0400 134562 or 0427 220976
ATTENTION POOL OWNERS â€˘ All pool requirements â€˘ Professional advice â€˘ Water testing â€˘ Friendly service â€˘ Pool servicing
VETERINARY SURGEONS MULLUM VET CLINIC Richard Gregory, Erin Tottenham, Bec Patison. 24 hrs 7 days ..........66843818
73 Station St, Mullumbimby
SEWERAGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS
(opp. Council chambers)
The Water Filter Experts
Installing, maintaining and repairing onsite sewerage management systems in Tweed & Byron Shires for over 25 years.
NSW Lic. L10007 QLD Lic. 13395
BYRON BAY VALUERS NSW & QLD regâ€™d. Chartered Valuers ................... 0431 245460 or 66857010 SIMPSON PROPERTY GROUP - Valuation, Advisory & Asset M/ment. Specialists in: Residential,
r cars â€“ unwanted cash for som paid e
M 0418 754 149 P 07 5523 9930
FREE T avail fo OW
BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Now at Billinudgel. Re-covering specialists.............................66805255
SERVICING THE NORTHERN RIVERS
SCRAP METAL MERCHANTS
EEr all FroR p off fo g
EXPERIENCED STONE MASONS
MULLUM POOL SHOP Water testing, eco products, mobile service, repairs................0418 666839
for home, commercial and rural properties
BEAU JARDIN. Swimming pool plans. Organise & co-ordinate with council.................0417 054443
6680 8200 or 0418 108 181
TILING Dirty Tiles & Grout?
NORTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
...forget pointless scrubbing
9 TILE, GROUT & STONE CLEANING & SEALING 9 SILICONE 9 GROUT COLOURING 9 RE-GROUTING 9 EPOXY GROUT 9 GLASS RESTORATION 9 SLIPPERY TILES 9 LEAKY SHOWERS
TRINE SOLUTIONS Local waste specialists. Plumbers, drainers & gas fitters. Lic 138031C .. 0407 439805 MEMBER
SEWING & ALTERATIONS
Call Ben on 0456 606 911 www.groutpro.com.au
FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!
SEWING Repairs & alterations. Byron Bay & all areas. Phone Jan ..................................0427 570812 SANDIEâ€™S SEWING Bulk garment manufacture. Est 20 years ........................................0409 060393
Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org grid interact system designs.
Electric Lic 124600c
0408 232 066
TILE & GROUT CLEANING Servicing the Far North Coast for 20Â years. Free quotes. Experienced local technicians. ChemDryâ€™s patented cleaning systems.
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FULLY Water puriďŹ cation systems INST ALLED IN YOUR Rainwater Filters HOME Whole house ďŹ ltration systems
Phone Chris 0414 229 114
WATER TANKS & TANK CLEANING Professional Water Tank Cleaning Installation and maintenance of water filters for rural and suburban properties h your Deal wit erator local op
WINTER SPECIAL: 2
Every 5th m FREE
TILER/STONEMASON/WATERPROOFER Lic 24418C. Phone Karl ...................................66804103
WE CLEAN WATER TANKS
Call Peter BYRON SHIRE
0487 777 247 www.pristinewater.com.au
WATER FILTERS SUPPLY AND SERVICE
PHI TILING/WATERPROOFING Free quotes. Helpful advice. Lic No 179306C....................66801168 WATER TANK CLEANING/WATER TANKS Concrete tank repairs. All areas .. 66888055 or 0407 002833 SCRUBBED Tank cleaning, repairs & liner insuls. Matt & Nick ............................................66884478 FLOOR & WALL TILER Water proofing. Lic No 5116C. Phone Rick.................................0408 528457 TANK CLEANING Repairs, installation, first flush diverters, pumps, etc ........................0418 662285
TREE SERVICES &Ĺ?ĹśÄšĹ˝ĆľĆšĹšĹ˝Ç Ç‡Ĺ˝ĆľÄ?Ä‚ĹśÄžĆŒĹ˝Ç‡Ĺ˝ĆľĆŒĆ‰Ĺ˝Ç ÄžĆŒĹ?ĹŻĹŻÇ Ĺ?ĆšĹš&ĆŒÄžÄžĆ?Ĺ˝ĹŻÄ‚ĆŒÄžĹśÄžĆŒĹ?Ç‡
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CHOPPY CHOP TREE SERVICES The Fully Insured Professionals
WAXING JULIETâ€™S BEAUTY Waxing, facials, tinting & more. Mullumbimby ................................0434 141572
WEB DESIGN SERVICES
â€˘ Stump Grinding â€˘ Bobcat â€˘ Cherrypicker â€˘ Crane Truck â€˘ 18â€? Chipper
TheWebShop.co Affordable website build & digital marketing. email@example.com ...66874760
Mark Linder QualiďŹ ed Arborist 0408 202 184 firstname.lastname@example.org
WELDING WELDING & FABRICATION Structural, general & repairs. Trade qualified. Rod ............0408 410545
Call 1300 18 20 50
The expert in solar efďŹ ciency
Electrical License # QLD: 72258 | NSW: 227562C
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MOBILE WELDING + FABRICATION SERVICES Site, Home, Marine. Derek.................0410 093383
WINDOW TINTING 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
Birthdays ................................ 45 Boats & Marine ...................... 44 Childcare............................... 43
CLASSIFIED AD BOOKINGS
DEADLINE TUES 12PM
Death Notices ........................ 45
Publication day is Wednesday, booking deadlines are the day before publication.
For Sale ................................. 43 Funeral Notices ..................... 45 Garage Sales......................... 44 Halls For Hire......................... 43 Health Notices ....................... 43 Items under $100 .................. 44 In Memoriam.......................... 45 Motor Vehicles ....................... 44 Musical Notes ........................ 45 Only Adults ............................ 45
6684 1777 AT THE ECHO HEAD OFFICE
Ads may be taken by phone on
$17 for two lines is the minimum charge.
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.
Removalists ........................... 44 Share Accommodation .......... 44
To Let ..................................... 44 Tradework .............................. 43 Tree Services ......................... 43 Tuition .................................... 45 Wanted .................................. 44 Work Wanted ......................... 45
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Save Money & Time We shop and deliver from $40. Assembly extra. Ph 0410
COSTUME HIRE, PROPS, SUITS & ACCESSORIES Open Thurs 4–6.30pm, Sat 10.30am–1pm or by appointment
TAYLORS PROPS 1 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby Phone 6684 2978
DAVID LOVEJOY’S BOOKS
8am Silent Dynamic Meditation 10am Book Secrets Meditation 11am Taste Mystic Rose 2pm Awareness Techniques 3pm Humming Meditation 4.30 Kundalini Meditation 6pm Osho Evening Meditation
KAHUNA & ZENTHAI SHIATSU 1.5hr massage for $100. Ocean Shores. Guy 0467625245
HYPNOTHERAPY, NLP & COACHING
ALOHA HEALING WITH NAOMI Strength with intuitive depth. Deep tissue & Kahuna. Liquid Crystal Practitioner 26yrs exp. 0417212540
BREAK THE CHAIN OF ADDICTIONS NOW! Feeling trapped? Learn how to overcome addictive and limiting behaviours. Stop smoking, weight loss and so much more.
Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club
Call today 6680 2630 27 years experience.
AWARENESS Sessions, Meditation & Art classes. Yvette 0412664846 www.awarelove.com BEETU FULL BODY MASSAGE A divine experience: Sensuous, healing, nourishing, 28 yrs exp. Lucy 0427917960
Saturday 23rd June, 9am – 12.30pm at the club
6688 2494 CHILDCARE BABY-SITTING I love looking after children and I am a great cook, $15/hr. Phone 0424025271
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11 used single SLSA approved skis Range $300 - $2200 Including BOS, Hayden, Pratt, Gibbons, Dolphin Great for beginner paddlers as well as recreational surf and flat-water paddlers EFTPOS facilities available on the day.
THAI MASSAGE With male, 1hr $50, Brunswick Heads. Ph Nui 0413710742 HAWAIIAN MASSAGE Ocean Shores Michaela. 0416332886
HALLS FOR HIRE COORABELL HALL WEDDINGS, GIGS, CLASSES 66871307 www.coorabellhall.net
LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD Free consultation. SANDRO 66805002
HEALTH Speciﬁc techniques for meridian balance, ﬂexibility, motivation & performance. For self-help & health professionals. Seminar 21/22 July with Parijat Wismer, author & instructor, 30yrs experience www.wellness.net.au 66857991 KAHUNA BODYWORK Massage & Stretching. South Golden/ mobile. Amazing touch. Chilli 0490100648
HYPNOSIS & EFT
Simple and effective solutions Anxiety, Cravings, Fears & Trauma. Maureen Bracken 0402205352
Offering colonic hydrotherapy, sauna and naturopathy at our beachside clinic. Call or text 0458633869 www.byronbaydetoxretreats.com.au
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)
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