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Community at work Ralph Summy

North Coast news daily:

On The Horizon

Annual Lecture



Activist of the Year Award

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Star views

Gillian Triggs

View craters on the moon and the planets Jupiter and Saturn through a large telescope – FREE. Join Marie and Philip at Brunswick Heads on Wednesday 20 June from 5pm till 7pm. Look for our blowup spaceman at South Beach Lane, just across the road bridge opposite the sound shell. Details 0413 779 223. Facebook group Astronomy in Byron Shire.

Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

Sat June 30 5:30pm Mullumbimby Civic Hall Doors open at 5:30 for a 6:30 start

Clothes swap

Tickets: $45, $30 Concession / Friends of Ngara Ngara Institute

For tickets visit:

Mungo’s Crossword 1













Regular As Clockwork






Book Fair Friends of Libraries Byron Shire are hosting their annual Book Fair on July 14: 9am till 5pm and July 15: 10am till 1pm at the Byron Bay Surf Club. A wonderful






Saturday 28 July 2–4pm at Wildspace, Mullumbimby Commons, 91 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby. All welcome. More information: events/201329877163084/.



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Cryptic Clues

Quick Clues



1. Rabid Abu – futile but good looking (9) 6 and 15. Conservative columnist, demented – can the jabs relent? (5,11) 9. French pal, can be agreeable (7) 10. Channelling – cementing (7) 11. Tear down, they say, but uplift (5) 12. Tom with one in the box – most easily remembered (9) 14 and 1 down. Bar limit smashed by right wing demagogue (3,5) 15. See 6 across. 17. Progenetrix, mater, dam, matron – don’t say anything! (4,3,4) 19. Emu deeply immersed in sludge (3) 20. Newspapers reversed the knot, pushed forward (7,2) 22. Rational wanderer? (5) 24. Measure left turn – irrational tendency to disorder (7) 26. Hot big Pavlova – cry of rejoicing! (7) 27. English, just a little bit – behave theatrically! (5) 28. Chess pieces and brewery supplies – and it’s where they borrow and sell (9)

1. Attractive, pretty (9) 6 and 15. One of The Australian’s right wing columnists (5,11) 9. Pleasant, easy to get along with (7) 10. Making friends (7) 11. Lift, promote (5) 12. Most memorable, most accessible (9) 14 and 1 down. Another Murdoch press conservative commentator (3,5) 15. See 6 across. 17. Keep your counsel! (4,3,4) 19. Wet earth (3) 20. Persevered, pushed ahead (7,2) 22. Wanderer, one with no fixed address (5) 24. Tendency to disorder (7) 26. Hebrew cry of rejoicing (7) 27. Show your feelings (5) 28. Stores where customers can borrow money against their possessions (9)


See 14 across. Belief in a universal soul (7) Common dining room condiment (5,4) Basic item from a Parisian bakery (6,5) Scientific establishment (abbrev) (3) According to the bible, he was DOWN swallowed by a whale (5) 1. See 14 across. 7. Carpenters using standard fasteners (7) 2. An individual is trapped among 8. Made taut (9) thousands in the belief that they all 13. Classic British comedy, constantly possess a soul (7) repeated on ABC radio (3,4,4) 3. List sailor’s condiment (5,4) 14. Watch, clock or sundial (9) 4. Old francs, or just pain (6,5) 16. Those whose philosophy is the 5. Small dog, for science facility (3) pursuit of pleasure (9) 6. New Australian incarcerated by 18. Top man in the arts (7) Bjelke-Petersen – unfortunate man! 19. Reminder, souvenir (7) (5) 21. Shop or depot (5) 7. Manicurists or fasteners? (7) 23. Sketches or attracts (5) 8. Donned ballet gear? It’s constricted (9) 25. Shrill sound of a dog (3) 13. Urge forward the demonstration – it’s Last week’s solution N235 classic comedy! (3,4,4) W E L L A L L B E R O O N E D 14. Watch the magazine section (9) I O M I M R O I 16. Unhappy, dishonest pleasure seekers C H O U E N L A I G A M E S (9) K S N Y G A I O E Y E L I D B R A N D N E W 18. West Street, back – the alternative T T A A N conductor (7) S T A T I C A T L A N T I S 19. I object, I object – the territory circle is G E S E D E a reminder (7) A B R A S I V E S E A D O G 21. Preserve the road mineral (5) N O E N I B O N B O N 23. Small administrative division rises and I N D E C E N T M O H G B I O S attracts (5) I G L O O A B U N D A N C E 25. Dog’s barking gets recompense in S C O L F A D N return (3) T H E S K Y I S F A L L I N G 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre is open Monday–Thursday 9am–4pm and offers a range of services and activities. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy art, music, games, great food and more. Call reception on 6684 1286 and discover what is on offer.

collection of secondhand books, old and rare, children’s, fiction, non fiction, health, history, geography, DVDs, audio books. Kid’s activities and fun for all the family.

Sunrise residents Get-together for Sunrise residents on Sunday 24 June [and last Sunday of every month]. Meet residents at Jacaranda St Park 11-12pm. Bring food, drink, chair. Air ideas about Sunrise. More info: Join us on our Facebook group: Sunrise Progress Association.

U3A Ballina/Byron Diana Hughes will present an art session at our meeting on 26 June at 10am in the RSL room, Mullumbimby. Visitors are always welcome. Enquiries 6680 7350.

Compassionate Communities Compassionate Communities Forum will be hosted by the Northern NSW Local Health District and North Coast Primary Health Network. One thing’s for sure – everyone dies. Monday 2 July, 5– at Ballina RSL, 1 Grant St.

Byron Sophia Byron Sophia Philosophical Group: The Kingdom Trilogy. James Cowan will open for us the second stage of this unfolding 13th Century tale. Thursday 21 June from 1.30 till 3.30 pm, at Marvell Hall, Marvell St East, Byron Bay. Info: Celia 6684 3623.

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

Language exchange Byron language exchange club runs every 2nd Friday from 6pm. Practise other languages or help someone with your English! Find us on Facebook. Contact

Drug support groups

Program providing people on low income assistance with electricity and natural gas bills. Phone Kristin at Byron Community Centre 6685 6807.

Call Alcoholics Anonymous 1800 423 431 or 0401 945 671 – 30 meetings a week in the Shire – Are you experiencing difficulties and challenges because of the alcohol or drug use of someone close to you? Learn coping skills and gain support from others. Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. For information and meetings call 6680 7280. Are you concerned about somebody else’s drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups meetings held Fridays 2pm. Uniting Church Bangalow – 1300 252 666 australia. Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people for whom all drugs (but especially crystal meth) had become a problem. Meeting held Wednesday 7.30am, Byron Bay Surf Club. Call 0478 061 479 to speak to a local member or visit

Respite Service

No-interest loans

Byron Shire Respite Service Inc delivers high-quality respite care to a broad range of clients throughout the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires. Donations welcome: Ph 6685 1921, email, website:

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

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

Help with bills

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

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

Budgeting Support Money Matters is a free service helping people identify where their money is going, how best to save and, most importantly, how to get on top of bills! Contact the Byron Community Centre to make an appointment; private sessions run every Monday afternoon.

Time to sing Come sing inspiring songs and make new friends, Sundays, 10am at South Golden Beach Community Hall. Call Linda: 0415 412 514.

Breast Cancer Support Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay meets at the NSW Cancer Council rooms, 8/130 Jonson St, Byron (upstairs in shop complex next to Byron RSL) at


Free Sound Healing CDs

U3A Brunswick Valley Tuesday Forum 26 June 10am–12, Uniting Church Hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Ray Essery – The Mullumbimby Bloke – entertains us. Visitors and potential new members are very welcome. Ring 6685 1732.

Free Devotional Sound Healing CDs. Humanity Rising: I am spirit first. Call Bassam and Anne on 0429 858 500.

Mullum Womens Shed Mullumbimby Womens Shed Thursday 10am–2pm at the Mullumbimby commons (Wildspace), 91 Main Arm Road. All women welcome, by donation. Contact FB page: mullumbimbywomensshed or Christina 0403 191 119.

Discover Engineering Discover Engineering: a free evening for high school students in Ballina with presentations from local engineers and information from universities on current engineering courses and career pathways. Thursday June 21, Ballina Surf Club, Lighthouse Parade 6.30–8.30pm. Enquiries 02 4911 7310. Register online:

Calling artists! Start preparing your entries for the 2018 Ocean Shores Art Expo. This year’s theme is TREASURES. Entries close 24 July (open for registration mid-June). More than $5,000 in prize money. Visit: for more information.

12pm–2pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Family and friends welcome. Phone Ingrid 0431 207 453.

Free ESL Free English as a Second Language classes in Mullumbimby, all levels: beginner to advanced. For more information phone 66720834

CI Contact Improvisation Saturdays in Mullumbimby 10–12 noon at St Martin’s, Church Hall, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby. All levels of dancers welcome. Enquiries 0402 059 564.

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

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

Quota Club Quota Club of Brunswick Valley meets every 1st Thursday of the month at the Ocean Shores Country Club at 6pm. Ph 0439 733 763 for more info.

Lions Club Interested in making new friends and helping our community? Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7pm Ocean Shores Country Club. Info: Joan Towers 0400 484 419.

Craft group

Bitou Bush alert Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare fortnightly working bees at New Brighton on 16 and 17 June, 9am till 1pm. Please email byronshirechemicalfreelandcare@ before working bees. All Bitou Bush must be cleared by June 30 or a $1.1 million fine can be issued to Byron Shire Council.

Managing young families Cape Byron Medical Centre community event: equipping parents and caregivers with choices on health and wellbeing for young families. Topics: fussy eaters, attachment parent, birthing options, sleep challenges, infant massage, breastfeeding and allergies, pre- and post-natal care and more. June 25, 5.30pm at the Byron Community Centre. For more information call 6685 6326.

Prayer Taize Prayer Song: Sunday 24 June 5pm. St Paul’s Spirituality Centre 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay (200 metres off Jonson Street). Contact Cathy: 0434 438 585. Please note: This section is intended for the benefit of non-profit community groups. Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–4.15pm, Saturday 9am–12.15pm. Volunteers needed, enq to shop 6684 4718. Mullumbimby Seventh-Day Adventist Op Shop opens Monday – Thursday 10am–3.30pm, Friday 9am – 2pm and third Sunday of the month 10am–2pm. Companion Animals Welfare Inc (CAWI) op shop Brunswick Heads (next to supermarket) open Mon– Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 9am–1pm, Sun closed.

Rainbow Dragons Rainbow Dragons Abreast (RDA) welcomes breast cancer survivors for a paddle at Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head, on Sundays 7.30 for 8am start. Info Marian 6688 4058, mazzerati2010@

Potters & Sculptors Mullumbimby Potters & Sculptors at the Community Art Gallery at the Drill Hall is open every Tues & Thurs 10am–2pm and on the 3rd Saturday of the month (Mullum Market Day) 10am–4pm. Pottery and sculpture crafted by local artisans for sale, 2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby. Enquiries: mullum.

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

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

The Uniting Craft & Social Group meets every Monday 9.30am–2.30pm at the Uniting Church in Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Bring lunch and whatever else you need. All welcome. Do you prefer patchwork and quilting? Come along on Monday evening same place at 6pm. Enquiries Tilly 6685 5985.


Carers’ support

ESL classes

Mullumbimby Mental Health Carers’ Support Group for family members and friends who have a loved one with a mental health issue. Meeting on 4th Thursday of each month 9.30am at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Info: Leanne 0409 818 643.

Free English as a Second Language classes in Mullumbimby, suitable for beginners to advanced learners. More info call 0421 796 529 or 6674 7267.

Op shops Uniting Church Op Shop, Dalley St, Mullumbimby – open each Saturday 8.30am–12 noon and first Thursday of the month 9am–11am: food bank. Last Wednesday each month 10-11am: playtime. Byron Bay Anglican Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–1pm. Volunteers needed. Enq Jeni: 6685 7816 or 0439 344 281. Mullumbimby Anglican

#StartupByron Un-Networking meets the first Thursday of every month, focused on connecting anyone interested in startups or small biz. See startinno. com/events/2015/5/7/startupbyron-unnetworking.

Landcare Bangalow Land and Rivercare working bee every Saturday 8.30–10.30am. See or call Liz 6687 1309.

Sex & Love Addicts Anon Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is peer-support group of men and women for whom sex and/or romance have become a problem. For details of weekly meetings, phone 0452 074 974 or visit

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.02 – June 20, 2018  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.02 – June 20, 2018  

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