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Community at work and enjoy a cuppa. Free Food Relief Bags for anyone doing it tough, every Thursday 9–11am at The Hub Ocean Shores, cnr Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way. No ID or Concession Card required. NILs referral service also available. Check Facebook page The Hub Baptist Ocean Shores for details. C3 Care Byron Bay Food Care – log on to www.c3byronbay. com to see if you are eligible, or call 6680 8872.

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Respite Service

Neighbourhood Centre

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:

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.

Alateen Meeting Alateen Meeting every Thursday at 5–6pm. Do you have a parent, close friend or relative with a drinking problem? Alateen can help. For 8–16-year-olds meet St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church Hall, 13 Powell Street,

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,

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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.

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.

Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc Museum corner of Myocum and Stuart Sts Mullumbimby, open Tuesdays and Fridays 10–12 and market Saturdays 9–1. Discover your local history, join our team – 6684 4367. Bangalow Heritage House Museum & Cafe Open Monday–Friday 10am–3pm. Corner Ashton & Deacon Streets Bangalow. Available for event hire and welcomes all groups and visitors. Phone 6687 2183.

Drug support groups

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corner of Florence Street Tweed Heads. Al-Anon family groups for older members at the same time and place. 1300 ALANON 1300 252 666




North Coast news daily:



Quick Clues



1. A wild party – feel ashamed (5) 4. In reverse, they said he was terrible – and Bill does the steering! (9) 9. Is Romania crazy? It’s Turkey! (4,5) 10. Vermin, ten in proportion (5) 11. Shelter an unknown in a poor part of town … (6) 12. … but big letters in big cities (8) 14. Inconsistent bale? (10) 16. Alternate, in order (4) 19. Throw up? Not right – engrave (4) 20. Deformed trees sited in a minor road (10) 22. Sure, unfortunately, in a panic – it’s catching fire again! (6,2) 23. Issue a thankyou for the music (6) 26. Resistance in flu: dispute (5) 27. Article, heavyweight: charge individual former Italian director! (9) 28. A new hello, mad for the holiday (9) 29. Long for unknown merit (5)

1. Embarrass, humiliate (5) 4. Guides, steers (9) 9. Anatolia, eastern Turkey (4,5) 10. Proportion, fraction (5) 11. Place of refuge (6) 12. Uppercase letters (8) 14. Inconstant, flexible (10) 16. Tidy well-ordered (4) 19. Engrave, incise (4) 20. Minor thoroughfare, off the main drag (10) 22. Ignites again, catches fire (6,2) 23. Work of classical music (6) 26. Dispute, contend (5) 27. Michelangelo – the filmmaker, not the sculptor (9) 28. October 31 (9) 29. Pine, long for (5)

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.

Toastmasters Byron Cavanbah Toastmasters meetings coaching in communication and self-development run on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6.40pm at Byron Services Club, Byron Bay; www.byronbaytoastmasters. org. Mullum Magic Toastmasters meet every 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday Presbyterian Church Hall, 101 Stuart Street Mullumbimby 7–9 pm. Megan 0424 002 636 or Bruce 0418 515 991.

On The Horizon

day event from Friday 24 August till Sunday 26. Visit: for more information.

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Calling all artists! Registration for entries for the 2018 Ocean Shores Art Expo is now OPEN! This year’s theme is TREASURES. Prizes in six categories, plus $1,000 Vale Award. Entries close 24 July. The Expo is a three-

The Good Grief Group meets every Monday 6–7.30pm upstairs at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. This is a safe place for people to share their grief and bereavement.

Meditation Buddhist meditation teaching and practice at the living Yoga Sanga, first floor, 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 6–7.30pm, Mondays. Mishaela, 0438 858 842 or Dzogchen Meditation and study group 1st and 3rd

Seniors activities Tuesdays: 10.30am Drumming with Gareth Jones at Byron Theatre; Chair Yoga with Pippy Wardell 12 till 1pm. Wednesdays: Choir with Kim Banffy, 10–11am; Ukelele 11.30–12.15. Suggested donation of $10. No bookings needed, information seniors@ or call 6685 6807.

BV Probus Club The Brunswick Valley Probus Club meeting Tuesday 3 July at 10am at the Ocean Shores Country Club. Guest


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The Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby are offering

MONTHLY GRANTS up to $500 Each grant period is 28 days, starting 15th of the first month and closing on the 14th of the following month. Grants can be applied for by any “Not for profit” organisation and must have a community benefit and be based within the Byron Shire (except the Bangalow area, which has its own Lions Club). ie. club groups, health groups, local charities, service groups or any humanitarian purpose. T I G H T E N E D


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

Grief support



Disastrous landslide (9) Friendship, cordiality (5) Felt hats (8) DOWN Not any (4) 1. Volcanic flow erupts, a pain around Royal palace near Paris, now a a number – disaster! (9) museum (10) 2. Friendship, may it create … (5) 6. An allium, regularly used for 3. … many minutes covering the flavouring (6) doctor, and empty gestures with 7. Intimate meeting for two (4-1-4) hats! (8) 8. Notices, observes (5) 4. No quarter – not a single thing (4) 13. Give up, surrender (10) 5. Earls’ lives revealed in the palace (10) 15. Superior celestial being (9) 6. 51 in cliff, ascending for fragrant 17. Volumetric analysis (9) bulb (6) 18. Lawyer, usually in America (8) 7. Note four times around Australia – 21. Thus, from this point on (6) it’s a private conversation (4-1-4) 22. Sudden burst of light (5) 8. Arrests rising acne! (5) 24. Marketplace, originally Greek (5) 13. Tail teacup? Absurd – give up! (10) 25. Knock senseless (4) 15. A right, left – embrace variety, Michael! (9) Last week’s solution N236 B E A U T I F U L J A N E 17. Breast allotment, measuring the L N A R A O A strength of the solution (9) A M I A B L E B O N D I N 18. A lawyer – sounds like a contest I M L N A L … (8) R A I S E C A T C H I E S 21. … thus that woman, and French S S H H R circle (6) T I M A L B R E C H T S E I L R G E 22. Gordon is showy (5) M U M S T H E W O R D M U 24. Silver alternative article in the E A A O O E market (5) P R E S S E D O N N O M A I S T S I E 25. Mad turn, knockout! (4)

Over-60s Fun Fridays

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


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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

Contact the Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby PO Box 12 Mullumbimby Email: An application will be sent to you. Applications for this period close on 12pm 14 July 2018

Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Didi 0408 008 769. Byron Mindfulness-Insight Meditation Sangha & Pairoj Brahma 7pm–9pm Tuesdays at The Yurt, Temple Byron www. No fees. Andrew 0426 119 171, Pairoj 0423 241 916. Buddhist meditation and conversation with John Allan, Mondays 6.30–8.30 pm, The Yurt, Temple Byron. No fees. John 0428 991 189. Byron yoga philosophy club free meditation classes Monday, 6pm, 1 Korau Place Suffolk Park. Go to www. or phone Kris 0435 300 743. Community Yoga Nidra class free, Wednesdays 1–1.30pm at the Bamboo Yoga School, behind The Health Lodge, 78 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Matt 0430 008 293. Meditation Collective Mondays 6.30pm at Temple Byron. For more info: au or call Geo 0431 747 764. Archetypal Meditation at St Paul’s Spirituality Centre Wednesdays 2–3pm 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay (200 metres off Jonson Street). John Power: 0403 905 543.

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

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

Social Table Tennis South Golden Shores Community Centre every Monday at 10.30. Phone 0435 780 017. Bangalow Bowlo Sundays at 3pm. All welcome. Enquiries Margot 0412 394 932.

Choirs Bay Singers meet Wednesdays at Byron Community Centre, 10–11am. Ukelele class at 11.45am. Enquiries speaker Kim Elderton on Hospital Mercy Ships. Inquires ring Margaret 6680 3316.

U3A Ballina/Byron Shirley will present a poetry session based on World War I video at our meeting on 3 July at 10am in the RSL, Mullumbimby. Visitors welcome. Enquiries 6680 7350.

Acoustic unplugged Candlelight kirtan. Come and immerse yourself in a heartwarming evening of sacred sound with Pralad and the Chants. Sunday 1 July at 1 Korau Pl, Suffolk Park. Light refreshment and chai avail. Enquiries 07 5590 7746.

Free holiday activities Byron Bay Library free July school holiday activities. Sydney Puppet Theatre on Friday 13 July at 10.30am. Natural Henna tattoo workshop on Friday 20 July at 10.30am; participants will each receive a henna kit for eight+.

Byron Sophia Byron Sophia Philosophical Group: Australia’s Ancient Advanced Technology. Steven & Evan Strong’s Show and Tell of Artefacts, Rocks & Bones. Thursday 28 June, 1.30 till 3.30pm, at Marvell Hall, Marvell St East, Byron Bay. Info: Celia 6684 3623.

Vegan feast Mullum food co-op is holding a winterinspired vegan feast at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens 8 July 12–3.30pm. A community fundraiser for a solar cool room. Pre-sale tickets only available at Mullum Bookshop, Mullum Co-op.

0425 363 589, Singchronicity Choir meets Thursdays at Ocean Shores 6.45pm-8.45pm. Eclectic and catchy repertoire. Ph 0425 363 589. Mullum’s Biggest Little Town Choir meets weekly at the Mullumbimby Civic Centre, 55 Dalley Street, Thursdays at 6.30pm. Newcomers welcome. Raise the Roof Choir: Gospel, bluegrass & more. 1–3pm Tuesdays, Suffolk Park Hall. 6–8pm Tuesdays, Bruns Uniting Hall. Weekly Uki & Channon sessions. Info@ 0417 277 211. Brunswick Valley Choir Monday nights at Bruns Bowlo, 6.30pm ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Picture House Choir - quick sing fix at Brunswick Picture House on Monday mornings 9.30am till 10.30am Ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Rebel Rebel Girls Choir for ages 8 to 12. Meet Friday at 4pm, Ocean Shores. Ph: Janet 0438 965 397.

Muslim Prayer Friday Muslim prayer. Jumu’ah service held weekly at the Cavanbah Centre at 12:30 pm. Come to the remembrance of Allah. Muslim Prayer Friday Muslim prayer. Jumu’ah service held weekly at the Cavanbah Centre at 12:30 pm. Come to the remembrance of Allah.

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 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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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


Bitou Bush alert

Sunday 1 July, 5pm, at St Paul’s Spirituality Centre, 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay (200 metres off Jonson Street). Contact: John Power 0403 905 543.

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.

Byron Theatre volunteer Any questions phone Claire Harris 6680 3707 Tony Cornell 6680 2011

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer usher at the Byron Theatre please attend the Usher Training, 5pm, 4 July, at the Byron Theatre, Byron Community Centre, Jonson St, Byron Bay. For information call 6685 6807or email

Please note: This section is intended for the benefit of non-profit community groups, not for invitations to free events to be followed up by paid workshops.

Byron Shire Echo archives:

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.03 – June 27, 2018  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.03 – June 27, 2018  

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