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Community at work PRESENTS

POLITICS IN THE PUB Wednesday 22 August 6:30-8:30pm Court House Hotel Mullumbimby


Former Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, economist at the LSE and UN, and senior economic adviser to former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.

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Potters & Sculptors

Entry: Suggested donation - $10 Delicious, Healthy Court House meals available from 5.30pm Ngara Institute

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The Annual General Meeting for Liberation Larder will be held Monday 27 August 2pm in the Veranda Room, Byron Bay Community Centre. Meeting is open to interested members of the public.



On The Horizon

Liberation Larder AGM



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Mullum Potters & Sculptors are opening their studio and gallery as part of the Australian Ceramics Open Studios. Artists will be onsite with demos on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August, 10am–4pm. Drill Hall complex, 2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby. email: mullum.potters@

Mullum market Mullumbimby Community Market is on this Saturday from 8am till 2pm on the cnr of Stuart and Myocum Streets, Mullumbimby. Great local crafts, produce and coffee. Kobya playing live. No dogs.

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The Mullumbimby Uniting Church Op Shop Market Day Saturday 18 August 8.30am till 12.30pm to raise much-needed funds for our Aussie farmers.


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Prostate cancer support The Northern Rivers Day Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting will be held


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Cryptic Clues

Quick Clues



1. Road electric currents – can be delivered or collected (6) 4. Make a meal of figs and port – more like green algae! (4,4) 10. Changes stale ration – changes (11) 11. Wash Englishman’s back (3) 12. Genuine evil, church about! (7) 14. Tickets over in American carnivores (7) 15. Surrender, Phantom; pass on! (4,2,3,5) 17. We’d opt for fight, unhappily, and be late (4,3,3,4) 21. For each include service: 100 reindeer! (7) 22. Turn back drunk knight; a bunch of candidates for the guillotine! (7) 23. The French daughter is a son (3) 24. What buskers play for: pears! (5,6) 26. Individual nag in parochial town, proverbially (3,5) 27. Road turn: an easy walk (6)

1. Treads heavily and angrily (6) 4. So-called green algae, also worthless rubbish (4,4) 10. Changes, amendments (11) 11. Household cleaning utensil (3) 12. Honest, open (7) 14. Redeemable vouchers or tickets (7) 15. Succumb, expire (4,2,3,5) 17. Succumb, expire (4,3,3,4) 21. Skittish dancer (7) 22. Targets of the French revolution (7) 23. Young man, boy (3) 24. Standard request by beggars (5,6) 26. Term for a small outback town (3,5) 27. Walk casually (6)

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Zodiacal symbol (4,4) Skill, talent (3) Nouveau riche person (7) Altered musical arrangements for many players (14) DOWN 6. Move further to Antarctica (2,5) 1. Celebrity notice for Leo, perhaps (4,4) 7. Self-important ass – usually English (7,4) 2. Garfunkel’s skill (3) 8. Office worker (6) 3. Father meeting tryst, EnglishFrench naked upstart (7) 9. Utopian thoroughfare, especially in Hollywood (6,2,6) 5. Composed the music again: theatre records tumble! (14) 13. Persist, refuse to give up (5,3,3) 6. Take turn to the worse – move to 16. Container for an ovum (8) Tasmania perhaps (2,5) 18. Painter of Guernica (7) 7. Self-important idiot – I must pop 19. Short sharp saying, frequently two frauds! (7,4) insulting (7) 8. Stenographer – one who deals in 20. Greek or Roman god (6) categories? (6) 25. Prefix meaning new or revised (3) 9. Mastered forest, moved to a luxury development in Seattle – or Last week’s solution N244 perhaps a song, or a movie, or a H I T P A R A D E C U R I O musical (6,2,6) O H R C L R U R 13. Re-adapt, devise, yearn – don’t 15 C E R A M I C B R A I N E D or 17! (5,3,3) K O S E O P U E S E W E R N E W S P A P E R 16. Urges the inferno – China, I A T S Y A A perhaps? (8) M A N A C L E S E W E R 18. Painter to take the piss around A T E D W S H M about nothing! (7) S O H O P A S T R I E S S E C C S R T 19. English pitfall about the term of A F T E R M A T H E N E M A abuse (7) C O U M E A F B 20. A survey? Nothing to the god (6) R E W R I T E D E M I L L E E E S R U E A T 25. Mad emperor abandons right – S O L V E A S P A R A G U S that’s new? (3)

46 August 15, 2018 The Byron Shire Echo

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

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

on Monday 20 August, 10am till 12 at Alstonville Bowling Club, Deegan Drive, Alstonville. Guest speaker Dr Paul Earner discussing Advanced Medical Record (re late-in-life arrangements). We invite men who have had or are newly diagnosed and their partners or carers to join this active prostate cancer support group. Enquiries phone Gordon 6684 1137 or 0415 664 649.

Historical Society AGM

Wild dog info

Mullum Hospital Aux

The Bangalow Historical Society AGM at Heritage House at 9am on Monday 4 September. Members and non-members welcome. All positions declared vacant. Come along – you don’t have to join the committee; however, we are looking for some new ideas for the year ahead. For more information call 6687 2183.

Wild Dog information session is being run in Mullumbimby at 4.45pm on Tuesday 21 August at the Country Women’s Association on the corner of Tincogan and Gordon Streets in Mullumbimby. For more information email or call 0467 855 990. This is being run by Friends of the Koala.

Mullumbimby Hospital Auxiliary working for Byron Central Hospital are holding a garage sale on Saturday 18 August 2018 at 150 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby.

GCAT The Green and Clean Awareness Team’s monthly Dunecare Day is on Sunday 19 August, 9am till 12. Meet in front of the Beach Cafe at Clarkes Beach. A delicious free barbecue from 12 till 1pm. Inquiries to Udo 0413 173 786, Veda 6685 7991, or Miles 0403 206 190.

BV U3A U3A Brunswick Valley Tuesday Forum 21 August 10am–12, Uniting Church Hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Barrington Pheloung returns! Visitors and potential new members are very welcome. Ring 6685 1732. Ladies Group of Riverside Tennis Club welcomes new players 9.30am every Tuesday next to Heritage Park, for social tennis, fun and friendship. Info: Barbara 6684 8058. Tuesdays: 10.30am. Byron: 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.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.

Volunteer hub Choose from 40 organisations at the volunteer hub at Byron Community Centre. Make a difference in your community, have fun, learn new skills and meet people. Ph 6685 6807 email

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

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 www.

Bangalow: Senior social table tennis at Bangalow Bowling Club on Sundays 2–4pm. All levels welcomed. Call Margot 0412 394 932. Mullumbimby : Tuesday

New book group, Women Who Love Books Too Much, starting in August in Mullumbimby. Enquiries ph 0430 175 923 or

Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers is holding an introductory training day in Wollongbar on Sunday 19 August, 9.30am–3pm. Cost is $35 including membership and morning tea. Phone 6628 1866 or email training@ for more information or to register.

Drug support groups

Social sporting groups

Byron Sophia

Women who love books

Ocean Shores Art Expo

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:

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

Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary meeting will be held on Monday 20 August at 1pm at Byron Central Hospital, 54 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale. Members are encouraged to attend and new members are very welcome. Enquiries 6685 3162.

postcode. Entry forms available from from Eden at Byron, Leisurescapes, or by contacting Jeni on 0439 344 281.

Byron Sophia Philosophical Group: The Kingdom Trilogy. James Cowan, has written a work that brings to life the intensity of rich inner experiences. James invites us to listen to what once was a troubadour’s presentation, mirroring a time of cultural and religious blossoming. Thursday 16 August, 1.30 till 3.30pm, at Marvell Hall, 37 Marvell St, Byron Bay. Info: Celia 6684 3623.

Care for local wildlife

Respite Service

Alateen Meeting

BB Hospital Auxiliary

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

OS Garden Club The next meeting of the Ocean Shores & District Garden Club is on Monday 20 August at 1.30 at The Hub church next to Target. It is our Monster Auction Day so please bring a plant to sell or bring along your dollars. Phone Claire on 6680 3707 for more info.

BB Garden Club comp Byron Bay Garden Club Spring Garden Competition. Judging Thursday 30 and Friday 31 August. Entries must be received by 2pm Friday 24 August. Open to all residents who live in the 2481

Ocean Shores Art Expo’s 15th celebration on Friday 24 till Sunday 26 August, 10am– 4pm at the Ocean Shores Public School. Over 300 artworks for sale on the theme ‘Treasures’ plus a huge display of student works. Awards night at 7pm, over $5000 in prizes with food, wine & music. $15 entry. Info at

SGB AGM South Golden Beach Community Association Annual General Meeting at Ocean Shores Tavern, Wednesday 22 August at 7.30pm. Enquiries to Angela 0413 100 796.

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

Waterlily playscape AGM Waterlily Playscape AGM Tuesday 20 August 6pm at Ocean Shores Country Club. Please note: This section is intended for the benefit of non-profit community groups.

run every Monday afternoon.

CWA Bangalow

Breast Cancer Support

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.

Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay meets at the NSW Cancer Council rooms, 8/130 Jonson St, Byron (upstairs in shop complex next to Byron RSL) at 12pm–2pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Family and friends welcome. Phone Ingrid 0431 207 453.

Baby massage

Free English as a Second Language classes suitable for beginners to advanced learners. Brunsick Heads 6672 0834 or Kingscliff 6674 7267.

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

Labyrinth Walk

French Conversation

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.

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


Time to sing

Buddhist meditation teaching and practice at the living Yoga Sanga, first floor, 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 6–7.30pm, Mondays. Mishaela, 0438 858 842 or Dzogchen Meditation and study group 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Didi 0408 008 769. Byron Mindfulness-Insight Meditation Sangha & Pairoj Brahma 7pm–9pm Tuesdays at The Yurt, Temple Byron www. 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.

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

Mullum Women’s Shed

Carers’ support

Mullumbimby Women’s 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.

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 ESL

Seniors Activities Seniors Activities Tuesdays at the Byron Community Centre, Jonson St, Byron Bay. Elder Beats seniors drumming 10.30–11.30 am with Gareth Jones in the theatre, 11.30 Morning tea in the Cavenbah room, 12.00–1.00 Chair Yoga with Pippy Wardell. Wednesdays: Choir with Kim Banffy, 10–11am; Ukelele 11.30–12.15. Suggested donation of $10. No bookings, further information or call 6685 6807. Fridays at Marvell Hall play mahjong, canasta, 500 etc and enjoy a cuppa at 1.30pm. Marvell Street East, Byron Bay. Enqs: Nancy 0498 480 373

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

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.10 – August 15, 2018  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.10 – August 15, 2018  

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