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involved. Our major parties are not interested in change.
In a country like Australia where we believe in relative freedom, artists are seen as cultural figures, offering humorous asides and here and there as a means to challenge the comfortable lives of the citizens. We certainly don’t expect them to be thrown into jail for a provocative meme or a cutting remark about politicians and religious figures. Perhaps if they did get thrown into jail a little more regularly then we’d sit up and listen a little more closely to what is going on in the world around us.
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Radical steps Not having been jailed, local comedian Mark Swivel has had to take another, more radical route to get our attention. That’s right, he’s planning to become a politician! Of course anyone who’s seen Mr Swivel’s show will know he has been practising for some time for the position of Alternative Prime Minister but now he swears he is ‘deadly serious’ and is determined to make a ‘sincere attempt to get elected’. ‘The campaign evolved from punters saying [about his show] “Hey, that was funny but you should give it a crackl”. So I sat down and wrote a book. A manifesto. And I thought: “yeah, alright then, I will”.’ And you never know, considering the delightful Fraser Anning only needed 19 primary votes in Queensland to get in, perhaps Mark is in with a chance… So what inspired him to run, you ask. I mean it is a damn sight more fun being a comedian... ‘Politics is a toxic soap opera,’ said Mark. ‘We the people need to get
A conversation with Richard di Natale – p8
‘Our populists are right-wing nut jobs. We need people like you and me, especially on the crossbench in the Senate where you can make a difference. ‘I have a strong belief that we need to rebuild our Common Wealth, the public assets and services that we all share. We are in the process of privatising and outsourcing our Common Wealth into oblivion.’ And while Mark has faith in the ‘Austrayan’ people. he’s not asking for us to be ‘great’; he’s only calling for us to be ‘Slightly Better Than Average’. ‘I make no apology for this modest goal,’ said Mark. ‘I am talking, in a way, about restoring – or making anew – many of the features of the Austraya of my childhood. I am not looking for a return of The White Austraya Policy, sacking women when they became pregnant, or terra nullius and the death penalty. ‘I am talking about a country with a future. An Austraya that had an image of itself as friendly and productive, welcoming and hardworking. A country that made cars and films. That punched above its weight.
Will you run? ‘An Austraya with free milk at recess. A country with free university education and a bipartisan commitment to home ownership and social housing.’ In fact Mark is encouraging everyone to have a think about running, especially young people. continued on page 3
Shearwater’s spring fair delights
Taking time out from the buzz of festivities at Shearwater’s Spring Fair, three-year-old Raffaella carefully put paint on bunting at one of the craft stations sprinkled around the Left Bank Road campus. Photo Tree Faerie.
It’s a deal: Byron to buy old hospital site for $1 Byron Shire Council is set to officially purchase the old Mullumbimby Hospital site from NSW Health for $1. But there is a sting in the tail of the state government’s gift: remediation works, including the removal of asbestos, will cost Council around $3 million. Chair of the Mullumbimby Hospital Site Project Reference Group, Cr Jeanette Martin, said the potential for the site was ‘significant’ and she hoped it would create ‘a range of benefits and collective wellbeing for the whole community’. ‘Our community has had a strong sense of ownership of the site since the original hospital opened in 1969,’ she said. The 21-member group was set up
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mid-last year to advise Council on the best outcome for the site. ‘We know it’s a valuable site – some ideas for future uses include affordable housing, childcare, commercial use, community facilities, education, environmental facilities, mixed-use development, recreation and residential care,’ Cr Martin said. But she admitted, ‘We know the site is not without its challenges, including a well-documented history of asbestos’. Byron Council says it is appointing ‘one of Australia’s leading remediation experts’ to clean up the site and remove the asbestos. Cr Martin said that ‘given the costs of remediation it is important that future generations are not bur-
dened with the expense, which is why we will be looking to generate a return from some of the site’. ‘The safety of our community is the most important consideration and there will be extensive consultation with nearby residents, community organisations and stakeholders about the process,’ she said. ‘The health and wellbeing of the community will not be compromised during the cleanup of the Mullumbimby Hospital site,’ she said. The remediation of the site is expected to take some six months and could start as early as October. A comprehensive communityengagement process will begin shortly.
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A group of local artists and community members have banded together to put ‘art’ back into the Federal School of Arts. The school was once a beacon of artistic endeavour in the Shire, but in recent years this use has fallen by the wayside. Now, local painters Mahala Magins and Soren Carlbergg are bringing back a taste of the venue’s colourful past with the Art 4 Art’s Sake exhibition later this month. Running on the weekend of September 29–30, the ex-
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draising for the Federal Hall. There will be live music, raffles, door prizes and food. ‘As Federal is a burgeoning village and art is no longer listed as a cultural requirement from schools to university degrees to TAFE, we think this is quite timely,’ Ms Magins said. ‘It will also be a fundraiser for new replacement windows for the School of Arts so a gold-coin donation will help towards this.’ The organisers hope that, if Art 4 Art’s Sake is successful, exhibitions at the School of Arts will become a regular event.
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Recognising that working together they can do more for drought-affected communities the Bangalow and Mullumbimby chambers of commerce have joined forces to provide help to the shire of Gwydir in the New England region of NSW. ‘Clearly the main things coming out of this are the need for fodder to feed animals and providing assistance to families filling out complicated government forms,’ said presidents Jo Miller from Bangalow and Jenelle Stanford from the Mullumbimby chamber. Both towns will continue to fundraise separately for drought relief over the coming months.
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hibition will use both the Federal School of Arts plus the Federal church, purchased by the larger Federal community. ‘As many galleries are struggling and closing – Mullumbimby recently and The Channon less recently – we started asking ourselves where do local artists show their works?’ Ms Magins said. ‘Where will emerging artists find a venue to exhibit, without becoming disheartened?’ Ms Magins said the format of the exhibition would be Contemporary Art with a variety of artists, and fun-
The Mullumbimby Chamber has raised more than $3,000 in the last few weeks through a combination of their Dress Like a Farmer day, school mufti days and general donations. The money raised on August 22 by Mullumbimby High
Drought conditions have seen farmers struggling to feed their animals over the last few months.
School, Primary School and general donations have been given to the Bingara school. ‘The whole town got really involved in the fundraising. It was so good to see the town so passionate about helping people in another community,’ said Jenelle. Further donations have been directed towards assisting families and farmers in the region.
Bangalow gets baling In the mean time Bangalow Chamber are baling lots of fodder to be sent out but are looking for financial support owing to the high costs.
‘We are still looking for more donated pasture for baling, so please get in touch if you know of any,’ said Jo Miller, Banglow’s chamber president. ‘If other local chambers would like to get involved they are very welcome,’ said Jo and Jenelle. Anyone wishing to donate to the drought relief can contribute at the various locations throughout the towns, contact the chambers, or deposit money into the Bangalow Chamber via Bank account: BSB 728728, account number: 22321405 or Mullumbimby Chamber via BSB: 722744, account number: 100125743.
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â€˜The first half of the session will look at problems with the NDIS while the second half will look at solutions,â€™ said Kirsten, who is also facilitating the Ballina session. Recognising that each region is facing different challenges, the forums are looking to come up with the top five fixes for each region. â€˜Last week in Melbourne people came up with 28 ideas for improvements in 30 minutes,â€™ said Kirsten.
â€˜Weâ€™ve invited all local MPs to the event so they can hear from their local community about whatâ€™s working with the NDIS and what isnâ€™t â€“ and what needs to be done to fix it.â€™ Following the forum Every Australian Counts then provides both federal and state local MPs with a summary of issues and solutions that were discussed at the forum so that they can take these messages back to Canberra.
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Great memories and new horizons It started out in the back of a van and was known as Cinema Suzanne before it finally put down roots in Mullumbimby where it has been a integral part of the community ever since. However, times have changed and Peter and Robyn Rutter have had to make the tough decision to finally close the doors on Mullum Video (previously Video Ezy) at the end of this month. ‘Sadly the time has come to close our doors for the last time,’ said Robyn and Peter. ‘We bought the store eleven years ago when business was booming and iPads didn’t exist but times change and the ever-increasing cost of a bricks and mortar retail operation and the shift to digital online platforms have made our business unviable.’ While they are both sad to be saying goodbye to the business and all the lovely customers they have got to know over the years, they were keen to highlight that running the business has ‘only been a positive experience’. ‘Many new friendships have been made with lots of laughs along the way and sometimes we have been just
Peter and Robyn Rutter have enjoyed the last 11 years making friends in the community running Mullum Video. Photo Jeff ‘Show Reel’ Dawson
someone to talk to in times of loneliness, illness or loss but mostly a good old-fashioned chat.’ Robyn and Peter have also supported a wide range of local community groups, schools, sporting clubs, the ex-services club and the show society over the years they have been in business. On a more personal level they have also helped out one local homeless woman for the last four years by letting her store her things in the corner of the store during the day. ‘It has also been a pleasure supporting more than 20 young locals getting into the workforce over the years,’ said Peter.
‘The dad of one of our juniors came in the other day and told us what a great grounding it was for his daughter to have worked here,’ said Robyn. ‘There have been lots of tears and hugs but times change and there’s so much more entertainment in the area now as well as what’s available online.’ Peter and Robyn are now selling all their stock before they finally close their doors on Sunday 23 September so now is the time to pop in and pick up anything you might want to add to your collection. DVDs and Blue Ray titles will be for sale at great prices.
Byron Rotary supporting suicide prevention Byron Bay Rotary is responding to newly released statistics by NSW Health confirming that the northern rivers region of NSW has the highest levels of mental health issues leading to suicides or self-inflected injury. ‘This critical issue is particularly acute in the northern rivers,’ said Gerry Rihs on behalf of Byron Bay Rotary. ‘Since some statistics and personal experiences have become known to Byron Bay Rotary we have made the decision to throw in all of the Rotary resources to endeav-
our to make a contribution to the many efforts already made by others to minimise this.’ Partnering with Mark Smith from Safer Communities Northern Rivers Mental Health Education, Byron Rotary are sponsoring local volunteers who work with youth to undertake a 14-hour Mental Health First Aid course held in Federal. Mental Health First Aid has been developed in Australia and is now taught in over 25 countries worldwide. Just like regular First Aid, MHFA is a program for all people to learn
the skills to be first responders in mental health situations.
Local project support Byron Bay Rotary are seeking to support and work with other local projects that can address the prevalence of mental illness and related issues like suicides across our community. For more information, contact Gerry Rihs on 0411 699 205, at gerry@ rihs.com.au or Mark Smith NRMHFA@gmail.com or on 0413 684 350.
The temp rises on politicians over climate change Paul Bibby
One of Australia’s two major parties must be convinced to oppose the Adani coal mine before an election is called, a local campaign launch was told last week. Prominent Brisbanebased environmental campaigner Moira Williams told the gathering that the mine was closer than ever to going ahead, owing to surging coal prices, which might allow Adani to fund the mine itself. In this context federal political support was crucial. ‘Our mission is to get one
of the major parties to commit to stopping the mine before an election is called and ensure any politician who still supports the mine is faced with waves of community backlash,’ said Ms Williams, who famously crashed Queensland Premier Palaszczuk’s election launch last year. ‘Our movement has had some big wins but Adani is tenacious and have invested billions, so now is the time to get more active.’ Kathryn McConnochie of Stop Adani Byron Shire said, ‘It’s our plan to survey sections of local towns, similar
to the Lock the Gate survey. ‘We’ll connect with our communities face to face, to discuss the impacts of the Adani mine. We will obtain an overview of the Shire’s position on this mine and send it to our politicians.’
Rally Meanwhile, there will be a rally and march in Tweed Heads this Saturday in opposition to the Adani mine as part of Rise for Climate. The day-long event will take place at the Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads from 11am.
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Over the past 22 months the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club has hosted monthly raffles to support the Mullumbimby Public School Parents and Citizens Association. Each month thirty prizes are raffled with all proceeds being directly donated to the school’s P&C. So far $14k has been donated and the P&C has spent the funds on upgrading the playground seating, contributing to furniture for use of Out of School Hours Care run by Byron Shire Council, and for Future Focused Learning Furniture in classrooms. ‘Future focused learning is based around flexability, agility and creativity,’ said P&C member Abeila Hissink. Tables can be set up at a
Recently elected president of the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club Luis Crista and P&C member Abeila Hissink are being shown the new furniture by students of Mullumbimby Public School. Photo Aslan Shand
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Local News Help shape Byronâ€™s future Are you interested in shaping the future of Byron? The Byron masterplan group is made up of community members and they are currently looking for new members. The group are working with Council to guide the future form and look of the Byron Bay town centre over the next ten to twenty years. Anyone with an interest can apply to join and they are particularly interested in applications from youth and environmental representatives. Expressions of Interest are open until Friday 7 September. For more information go to https://www.byron.nsw. gov.au/Community/Placeplanning/Byron-Bay-Masterplan or contact Place Manager Claire McGarry on 02 6626 7296 or claire.mcgarry@ byron.nsw.gov.au.
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The gap between the regionâ€™s â€˜havesâ€™ and its â€˜have notsâ€™ got a little bit narrower last Wednesday night when local philanthropists raised $110,000 via the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF). A healthy crowd of wellheeled locals gathered at the Brunswick Heads Picture House for the NRCFâ€™s major annual fundraiser, and they werenâ€™t afraid to dish out the dollars for a good cause. The theme for the night was the opportunity for local young people to get involved in the creative industries. Local legend Kerr y
Oâ€™Brien hosted a panel discussion on the topic that included writer/director Billie Pleffer, Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch, and the young recipients of two film industry grants from NRCF, Emily Page and Harry Oâ€™Mara. â€˜The razzamatazz of the Brunswick Picture House really added to the spirit of giving,â€™ NRCF spokesperson Rea Francis said. â€˜It was fantastic to see corporates, small businesses and individuals contributing so much to our small grants, which have touched thousands of lives through 109 successful community organisation applications.â€™ There was a steady stream
of direct donations, bids in the silent auction, and people signing up to give up one cup of coffee a day and donate the proceeds. The Macquarie Foundation also agreed to match every dollar that was raised (this is included in the final $110,000 figure). The NRCF helps those in need by pooling donations into a trust and then investing the money. The profits from that investment are then donated to local charities and community organisations. â€˜We are the bridge between those who are most vulnerable in our community and those who have a com-
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The federal leader of The Greens, Richard di Natale, was in town this week endeavouring to spread the message that some people in federal parliament are more concerned with values than revenge. He took time out for a quick cuppa at Lulu’s cafe in Mullumbimby to talk politics – local and federal. Q: We’ve had some big changes at the federal level in the past couple of weeks. How do you think this will affect the cause of taking action on climate change?
A: I don’t hold out any hope at all that we’re going to see any action on climate change. I think the only way we’re going to see action is if we turf this government out and get a new government, and we have Greens in the parliament to hold the new government to account. You can’t expect to see action on climate change when the prime minister brings a lump of coal into the parliament and treats it like some precious jewel.
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Q: A lot of people have switched off from federal politics, particularly in this community. There’s a general feeling that we’re in a bit of a bubble and we’re quite happy to stay there. Why should we bother to engage with what’s going on in federal politics, particularly when they behave the way they do?
A: I think it’s great that people here focus on what’s going on in their communities. But you do have to connect with the global debate. Climate change are a global issue, asylum seekers are a global issue, the drug trade, the spread of illnesses and disease. It’s really important to engage. I don’t blame anyone for being pissed off
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with politics right now – I’m pissed off with it. The answer isn’t just to get angry and give up; the answer is to get angry, to get organised and change it. Q: There have been serious ructions within your own party in the past year. Are you confident that won’t rear its ugly head again and damage your chances in the next election?
A: I’m really confident that the party right across the country and certainly the federal room is absolutely committed to working together to turf out the Liberals and to make sure we get more Greens into the parliament. There’s a sense of renewal and reinvigoration in the party room. There’s a very strong sense that we’ve got one job to do, which is to get more Greens elected so that we can hold the new government to account. Q: Traditionally the Greens have struggled to get beyond nine to 12 per cent of the federal vote. Are you forever destined to be a distant third to the major parties?
A: I think you’ve got to have a look at how far we’ve come over a short period. When I joined the party in 2000 we had one federal representative in my home state
of Victoria, we had no state representation and one local councillor. 17 years on we’ve got MPs right across state parliaments, balance of power in the senate, and representation in the lower house. We’ve also got council representation across the country and lots of Greens mayors so we’ve actually come a hell of a long way. What comes with that is that you’ve got the two old parties clinging on to power, and corporate media who are there to further their own interests rather than those of the community. What you are seeing though is The Greens growing in lots of different areas of the country. If you look at the next decade I think you’ll see The Greens being a much bigger part of the political landscape. Q: The Greens-dominated Byron Shire Council have come in for quite a lot of criticism in the past couple of years with some sections of the community saying they are too prodevelopment or simply incompetent. Is it actually possible for a Greensdominated council to do the job of running a council and stick to its ideals?
A: Absolutely it is. We’re not just there to keep the bastards honest, we’re there to replace them. We’re a party
that aspires to government and what comes with that is the responsibility of making decisions that might not always be popular but are the right thing to do. At a local level often that centres around issues of development and it’s always a challenge to balance the competing needs of housing against other competing demands. My experience has been that when people see The Greens in operation at a local level it’s actually been the biggest factor in growing our representation in state and federal parliament. In Victoria we’ve seen that success has been based on the great work being done by Greens councils in innercity Melbourne, and that has transferred on to the state and even federal level. It’s not just possible, it’s critical that we’re able to balance the needs of day-to-day governing with our values. Q: One of the biggest fights in this community is against the West Byron mega development. Given your experience of seeing how coalition governments behave is there any realistic chance that we can win that fight? And what advice do you have?
A: The one thing that makes politicians sit up and take notice is the prospect of losing their seats. We have a political culture that is completely dominated by vested interests. The one thing that politicians in marginal seats listen to is the voters because they want to keep their jobs. This is a marginal seat surrounded by other marginal seats, and the best way to have your voice heard is to make sure that you support parties that represent your views. We believe it’s the wrong development in the wrong place. So if you’ve got parties who support the plan don’t vote for them.
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The smallest gallery in the Southern Hemisphere is celebrating its tenth year. This month it’s providing a taste of the Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk (September 28 – October 2) with the display of Lynne Adams and Tony Butler’s work Plastic Sea Treasures. ‘It’s anticipated that soon there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean,’ said curator Dev Lengjel.
‘We are so worried about the ocean and it is up to us to make decisions about what we do with our rubbish,’ said Tony and Lynne. ‘We have to make the changes ourselves because big business and government aren’t doing it.’ Drop into the lobby of Byron Shire Council Chambers in Mullumbimby and take a peak yourselves.
Artists Lynne Adams and Tony Butler. Photo Aslan Shand
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NBN noise a nightmare for neighbours Paul Bibby
As if the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) hasn’t caused enough headaches in recent years, this week a number of Mullumbimby residents have had the added joy of noisy cable-laying work happening outside their homes until 3 o’clock in the morning. Those living in and around 112 Dalley Street have been brought to their wits’ end by six to eight
hours of cut-off saws, jackhammers and vacuum trucks as workers dug up the footpath happening on consecutive nights over the past two weeks. Resident Adam Rapley said he and his wife had barely slept while the work was taking place and questioned why it couldn’t have been done during the day. ‘My poor wife, who’s a preschool teacher, has been going off to work completely buggered – it’s horrendous,’
Mr Rapley said. ‘I work in construction and I know for a fact that I can’t use my bobcat during the middle of the night so I don’t see why they’re allowed to make this kind of noise until 3am. It’s a clear breach of construction industry regulations. ‘This job doesn’t need to be done at night. Everyone around here feels the same way. At the very least we should have been notified.’ However, a spokesperson
for NBNco said the company had been advised by Byron Shire Council that the work needed to be undertaken at night. ‘Where we can’t do work during the day because of traffic and pedestrian access we are often advised by the local council to do it at night, and that was the case in this instance,’ the spokesperson said. ‘The residents were notified by letterbox drop that the work was taking place.’
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A little ninja action on your part could help educate young women in Sierra Leone and Uganda. Isabelle McMullen has set up a ninja fun event at Ninja Play Academy to raise money for One Girl. Isabelle regognises that Australia is a privileged country where it is easy to take for granted what so many others around the world can only dream of. For Isabelle receiving an education, enjoying a childhood an having choices about how she will live her
life is something she says she won’t take for granted. ‘As young girls we all have dreams. We run around playing doctor, holding court with our teddy bears in our bedrooms. As we grow it is normal for us to go to school, graduate and then pursue these dreams,’ said Isabella. ‘However, 130 million girls are denied this basic human right. Owing to poverty, illness and lack of infrastructure, too many young girls’ childhoods are cut short and they are forced to grow up, most becoming pregnant by 14.’
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One Girl, the charity Isabelle is rasing money to support, runs programs assisting young girls and women to achieve an education. The One Girl programs include scholarships, Business Brains, School Awesomisation and Launch Pad that aim to educate girls not only through schooling but also business training and sanitation awareness. Isabella is encouraging as many people as possible to come along on Sunday 16 September from 11am till 1pm. ‘Isabelle wanted to do
something fun to raise money,’ said Lisa Parkes who is providing the facility free of charge to Isabella for the fundraiser. ‘Everyone will be in a dress for the event and all the money raised will go to One Girl charity. I will be supplying a prize for the winner and the Ninja Warrior-inspired course is accessible by people of all abilities and ages.’ To get involved check out the Ninja play website www. ninjaplayacademybyronbay.com or call Isabelle on 0448 303 025.
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They’ve been doing it all around the country yet this is the first time the show Women Like Us will be on show in Mullumbimby and they are coming to town to help out kids at our local schools. While Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan apparently got to their own year 12 formals by hitching a ride they realise this is not quite the traditional route and are raising funds to help kids at Mullum High to be able to afford to go to their formal. ‘In past years it has been a real slog to make the Mullum High School formal tickets affordable and many kids just haven’t been able to go,’ said Ellen. The Mullum Ex-Services Club are donating the venue and production of the show free of charge and the pro-
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A group of naturist women and skinnydippers from Byron Shire say they do not feel intimidated visiting Tyagarah’s clothing-optional beach, despite claims from some locals that it remains a haunt for sexual predators. ‘I live at Sunrise and I walked up the beach and I saw an older couple, a single guy on his own collecting shells, certainly not threatening or lewd behaviour’ said local Maxine Hawker. Detective Inspector Matt Kehoe of Byron Bay police told The Echo that in the last month two incidents were recorded of people found to be naked outside the designated
Confront creeps Debra Lee Conomy, a member of Byron Naturists, said she had an experience with lewd behaviour at the beach but didn’t let it faze her. ‘This guy was walking along the water’s edge, saw me sitting up there – and he purposely walked up, eyeballed me and [started masturbating]. ‘I told him if he didn’t p*** off I’d take his photo and report him to police. He took off,’ she said. Deb said she believed the presence of naturists at the beach was an important factor in keeping the creeps at bay.
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maintained the signage and now refuses to pay for a new one. It is frustrating how little funding they get. ‘When we started Women Like Us Mandy and I decided that we would do ten fundraising shows a year.’ And they have done many – from raising money for terminally ill cancer patients to people injured by horses, as well as schools and community groups. ‘It is really important to us and close to our hearts,’ explained Ellen. ‘It is part of the Women Like Us concept to help other women. Something like this benefits the whole community and we are investing in the future adults of this town.’ So pick up your tickets from www.womenlikeus. com.au and enjoy.
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Workshops to bring vaginas ‘out of the closet’ Paul Bibby
For centuries society has perpetuated a distorted portrayal of women’s bodies to serve the needs of those in power – usually men. And there is no greater example of this than the representation of the vagina. Lying at the core of sexuality, birth and life, the vagina has been the subject of systemic misrepresentation in western culture, most recently through the airbrushing of labia in film, television, online and print media. The result is what some have referred to as ‘vagina shame’ – a phenomenon that is expressed in numerous ways, from insecurity about being naked to seeking invasive, expensive labiaplasty surgery in a bid to ‘conform’.
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Pottsville that will provide women with a safe space to explore issues around anatomy and sexuality. The workshops are a gentle introduction to these topics and do not involve women exposing their bodies. ‘I think that as a society we’ve lost the idea that there’s a diversity of body types and shapes and that vaginas are part of that. Women also don’t feel safe to talk about them, what we do with them, or how they work.
But there are those who are seeking to break down the shame and misrepresentations of the vagina and to help women embrace their sexuality. One of them is local woman Georgie Moon. Ms Moon is running a series of free workshops in
‘But there is an alternative to that. When women feel good about their bodies and their sexuality they are empowered. There is a real sacred strength in embracing that part of ourselves.’ Some of Ms Moon’s work is based on the Chuluaqui
Quodoushka – a collection of theories developed and promoted by the Deer Tribe Medicine Society, a shamanic movement with a lineage that dates back to 1250BC. ‘It breaks down this very homogenised view of what vaginas are supposed to look like – this idea that there are no external labia, nothing protruding, and that they are all the same,’ Ms Moon says. ‘In the workshop we look at the nine different vagina types and the different characteristics – from shape and size to different types of stimulation involved.’ The language used is an important part of this, with Ms Moon actively breaking away from the classic scientific language used to describe anatomy. ‘I feel so divorced from scientific language and defi-
nitions,’ she says. ‘Not only were some of the parts of female anatomy named by men, but they are defined purely in terms of reproductive function completely divorced from women’s sexuality.’ In addition to exploring the vagina, the workshops will look at menstruation, rites of passage, and nurturing and self-care. So passionate is Ms Moon about the cause of helping women to explore and understand their sexual selves she has committed to running as many free workshops as local women want up until the end of the year, as long as each workshop has at least eight participants. ‘I feel very strongly that this needs to get out there and I’m committed to being part of that,’ she says. ‘It upsets me that sometimes people miss out on education because they can’t afford the price.’ For more info or to book a place or talk about being part of another workshop before the end of the year, contact Ms Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0421 425 022.
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Undervaluing Nature The new PM’s fetish for coal doesn’t augur well for federal government support for renewables, but there are even more disturbing signs that Nature is being undervalued – and undermined. As Hans Lovejoy reported last week, there has been a sharp decline in funding for north coast landcare projects since 2015. Landcare represents people’s ‘boots on the ground’, undertaking important projects in habitat restoration and revegetation, and through its volunteers saving state and federal governments a fortune in repair work. Brunswick Valley Landcare (brunswickvalleylandcare.org.au) has supported various other groups in repairing land and beachfront, and any funding loss threatens the viability of these smaller groups. BVL has been particularly strong on riparian repair over many years and among its valuable projects are the restoration of fish habitat in Marshalls Creek and the installation of nest boxes for owls. But it’s not just rivers and beachfronts that are being undervalued – it’s our native forests as well, the jewel in the northern rivers crown that has been defended by activists against commercial predation for the last forty years. Unfortunately that attitude of predation has been entrenched in NSW government departments. The North East Forest Alliance (nefa. org.au) has spoken out against this attitude for many years, and now reports that there are plans to clearfell forest areas along the eastern seaboard in coupes of 50ha to 80ha; compare that to the current legal limit of 0.25ha for clearfelling in northern NSW. This is proposed even when a review this year of NSW’s Regional Forest Agreements noted that ‘the majority of submitters would like the state to cease native forest logging on public land, indicating it damages biodiversity, environmental values and environmental services such as water, carbon capture and amenity, and provides a low economic return’. NEFA has also accused the NSW government of ‘fraudulently claiming a shortfall in high-quality logs available from state forests in northeast NSW’ to justify their wind-back of environmental protections and intention to log old-growth forest and rainforest. According to NEFAs Dailan Pugh the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) ‘turned an identified surplus of 37,000 cubic metres per annum of high quality sawlogs from state forests in northeast NSW over the next hundred years into a claimed deficit of 8,600 cubic metres per annum by simply excluding hardwood plantations from their calculations’. After a weekend of haze caused by dust being blown over the region from the drought-ridden west of the state it is unbelievable that governments are continuing to pursue environmentally damaging policies in relation to energy, water, and logging when they should be looking at long-term solutions to climate warming. What will it take for governments to wake up to the fact that the economy must be underpinned by a healthy natural environment? More droughts? More bushfires? More dead koalas by the roadside? What needs to happen now is not only immediate funding for disaster relief but also a long-term commitment to nature-rehabilitation projects, and education programs on the necessity of a low-carbon lifestyle, perhaps beginning in federal parliament. Otherwise there might not be a long term for us.
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So this is what Scott Morrison calls his new generation of leadership. It consists mainly of retreads from the previous ministry, with the absence of one of the very few the voters actually liked – Julie Bishop – and the resurrection of some we had thought we were well rid of. Stuart Robert was turfed for misusing his ministerial position to promote a mate’s business in China. Sussan Ley went after misusing her travel allowances to invest in her highly valuable property portfolio; now both are apparently considered models of integrity. And Barnaby Joyce and Tony Abbott have been exhumed to linger on the fringes of the tent as envoys – Joyce to pursue the vital task of rural pork barrelling and Abbott to tell the benighted natives to behave like good conservatives if they want to get on in his world. We assume that Morrison is not calling them envoys because he regards the rural and the Indigenous communities are foreign countries, although that would be the normal sense of the word. And given that Morrison says he cannot tell one end of a sheep from the other, and that his interest in Indigenous affairs is, at best, well concealed, perhaps the terminology is uncomfortably apt. But it is not clear what, if any, effect they will have that would be superior to the current well-resourced ministers, David Littleproud and Nigel Scullion respectively. And this is the essential weakness of Morrison’s makeover; a ministry top-heavy with lightweights already, now burdened with superfluous former rejects in a desperate effort at the quick fix. The most obvious examples are what have been described as the three key appointments
– right wingers promoted to attempt to plaster Band-Aids over the concerns of swinging voters who are increasingly deserting the Liberal brand. So we have Angus Taylor, not as the Energy Minister, but the Minister for Reducing Power Prices. As long as he can produce some bogged-up statistics before the next election, he will be seen to have succeeded in the job. Similarly, Alan Tudge is not the Minister for Cities, Infrastructure and Population, but the Minister for Congestion – in Sydney and Melbourne, where the marginals are. And
company, will be in charge of making sure it is not mentioned in the party room. This will not be hard, as few if any moderates will be game to mouth the terrible phrase. And this is the atmosphere in which Morrison reckons he can heal the wounds and restore unity – although many of his members were not even elected when the word had any meaning within the party room. At least he can say, with some conviction, that he is safe until the next election; Dutton has been put back under his damp stone, and will have to
However, the real trouble will come, as always, from Abbott and his willing cat’s paw, Dutton. by Mungo MacCallum Dan Tehan’s principal qualification as Education Minister is that he is a Catholic, and so can be relied on to shovel barrow loads of money to his insatiable co-religionists. None of these short-term panaceas has much to do with national policy, let alone a proper vision for the future, but none of them is meant to; this is all about filling in the potholes, or rather pretending to fill them in – even on their own terms they are unlikely to produce much in the way of outcomes within the next six months. And the big problems have simply been pushed aside. Climate change is now deemed to be effectively non-existent: it apparently has nothing at all to do with energy policy and has been relegated to the last position in the cabinet, where the all but unknown Melissa Price, a former lawyer for a mining
plot quietly until his next rebellion. He and his hopelessly incompetent backers – it is now clear that most if not all of them were either fools or liars or both – are still convinced that he is the saviour who can restore their base. A quick reality check reveals that the most recent polling showed just six per cent of the electorate wanted Dutton as Liberal leader. When the sample was broken down by party support, the figure fell even lower – just five per cent of Liberal voters wanted him. How base can you get? But then, the mad right has never been big on reality. The Abbottistas and their cabal never have and never will acknowledge the fact that the majority of Australians are not ideologues and prefer to reside in the political mainstream. Typical of the fringe is the attempt to ramp up
(in The Australian, of course) a reprise of the culture wars – we seem doomed to another battle over what the right calls free speech and the rest of us call avoiding abuse, harassment, insult and denigration. And very few of us regard it as a pressing concern; if Barnaby Joyce thinks the bunch in the public bar are uninterested in the political chaos of the last fortnight, he can try asking how concerned they are with section 18c of the federal Racial Discrimination Act. But derisory as the right support is in the real world, it is paramount in Morrison’s cabinet – paramount, but far from unified. The chief generals of the centre, Turnbull and Julie Bishop, have gone but Marise Payne, Simon Birmingham and Christopher Pyne are there to fight rearguard actions. However, the real trouble will come, as always, from Abbott and his willing cat’s paw, Dutton. They and their fellow insurgents have never forgiven Morrison’s collaboration with Turnbull – he presents as one of the right, but from their paranoid perspective, he cannot really be trusted. And perhaps they have a point; the new prime minister is less ScoMo than ProMo, the former PR man for the tourist industry transformed into the Liberal apparatchik within the New South Wales branch, notorious as a nest of moderates. He tried hard to fit in – when they were commissioned, he presented them all with Australian-flag lapel pins, perhaps to help them if they have to ask waiters ‘Do you know who I am?’ But some of the more suspicious noted that Morrison himself did not always wear one, despite his patriotic assertions. He is still on probation. It is not over yet.
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We have a brand new multi-million-dollar hospital in Byron Bay with no operating theatre; how silly is that? We desperately need this facility for a growing population. Ask the people what they would like, and don’t take the advice from people who really don’t know what’s needed. Ginny Black Suffolk Park
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#Mullumlyfe Today I drove to the Mullum Farmers Market in my Subaru, skilfully avoiding potholes en route. I returned home and helped my kids pack their stainless steel lunch boxes before walking them to the bus stop. Back home, I smudged my office with sage, lit an oil burner and took some drops prescribed by my kinesiologist (for ‘removal of creative blocks’) and spent the rest of the morning working on my feminist manuscript. At lunchtime, I peeled a carrot into the kitchen caddy, which was lined with a Who Gives a Crap wrapper, and ate it along with some hummus
from Santos. I had a browse of The Echo, then sat down to compose this letter. Do I win a prize for the most Mullumbimby-ist morning ever? Perhaps other readers could share details of their Mullumbimby mornings. (Note: my partner made the astute observation that if the prize were for the smuggest morning ever, I’d win hands down.) Sam Leader Mullum
New medical centre Regarding those who say there is no market for a medical professional centre (The Echo August 29), I totally disagree.
I was recently advised to visit a specialist at Greenslopes Hospital, Brisbane. As I could not drive there I used Community Transport, sharing the car with another person who needed to have a procedure at Princess Alexandra Hospital. These medical appointments took eight hours out of our day. Why on earth would you knock back a wonderful offer to build a specialist centre and day surgery for the people in Byron Shire? Sure there is one specialist in Bangalow, but this centre will bring many specialists to the area and ease the burden of having to travel long distances for medical treatment.
When Backlash last week quoted Kevin Rudd as saying Rupert Murdoch had been ‘the greatest cancer on the Australian democracy’, I recalled that screenwriter Dennis Potter, creator of such gems as Pennies From Heaven and The Singing Detective, told Melvin Bragg in Potter’s final TV interview that he had named his cancer Rupert after the malignant media baron. You can watch the relevant extract from the interview at http://bit.ly/2Nq5Xnf. It will be hard for journalism – and several democracies – to overcome the disastrous impact the Murdoch media machine has had on the quality of public debate. That’s assuming Rupert and his legacy will one day die. Michael McDonald Metung VIC
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Who in their right mind would want to be prime minister? I am very interested in the advertised position of Australian prime minister. I can’t remember what the criteria were, but I just know that I could do a great job! While I can’t start straight away, and would find working Mondays and Thursday a little difficult, I’m sure my citizenship problems will be sorted out fairly soon! Would the job involve transparency and / or honesty? These are two areas I sometimes have difficulty with (but Peter and Scott have promised to mentor me). Finally, would it involve much shouting and insulting? I don’t mind telling pricks how stupid they are, but my feelings are easily hurt ! I await your positive response. PS: What would be my pension rate, and would I have a female intern? Ian Gordon Main Arm
is all very well for incoming prime minister Scott Morrison to announce that drought relief is at the top of his agenda, but what does he plan to do about it? How long can we afford to prop up struggling rural industries when the real threat to farmers – climate change – is unaddressed? He also announced that getting power prices down was at the top of his agenda. No mention of getting carbon emissions down. In February 2017, as the treasurer, Scott Morrison brought a lump of black coal into the House of Representatives question time, which was supplied by the Minerals Council of Australia. He said, ‘This is coal... do not be afraid... do not be scared... it will not hurt you,’ as it was passed from hand to hand. The coal was used to demonstrate how the government planned to keep the lights on and keep power
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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. – William Shakespeare CHESS by Ian Rogers A new cheating scandal exploded this week at the European Junior Championships in Riga, with the co-leader of the U/14 Open division thrown out just three rounds before the finish. Security at top tournaments has become stronger and stronger, with players at the forthcoming Chess Olympiad being asked to arrive at least half an hour before each game to allow time for scanning for metal. In Latvia, the organisers tested a new device that can detect mobile phones in the playing hall, even if they are switched off. (No mobiles, on or off, are allowed in the playing hall, given the risk that they could be used during a toilet visit.) Austrian Marc Morgunov was seeded as high as fourth in the U/14 Open – thanks to a surprisingly good finish at the Austrian Championships recently – so when he was co-leader after six rounds no eyebrows were raised. His games also gave minimal grounds for suspicion – some moves matched the computer suggestions, but many didn’t.
However, the Riga organisers had given a few arbiters the specific task of preventing cheating and they took the job very seriously, patrolling more than 1,200 players without being intrusive or overbearing. Keeping their eyes open was considered just as important as technology or move-matching with computers. During the seventh round, an arbiter was assigned to the task of inspecting the toilet cubicles and discovered a well-hidden mobile phone behind one of the toilets. Morgunov was soon identified as the owner of the telephone and, after he drew his seventh round game, he was called into the Chief Arbiter’s office for a grilling. The upshot was that Morgunov was expelled from the tournament and all his games declared as losses. He had been very professional in his cheating, not escaping to ‘his’ cubicle often enough to draw attention to himself, knowing that occasional advice from his computer engine at critical moments would be enough to give him a substantial edge. Morgunov will likely now be banned for two years.
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prices low. We have every reason to fear for the future under our new pro-coal prime minister who obviously is not taking climate change seriously. It appears that propping up the coal industry is really at the top of his agenda. The best hope for a safe and prosperous future is to vote for the Greens at the next election – the only political party with zero coal and 100 per cent renewable energy at the top of its agenda. Lyn Dickinson Pottsville
QWhat political party faction in their right mind would challenge the prime minister with a candidate who has a pecuniary interest in question hanging over his head? Dutton’s challenge was obviously doomed to failure before it was announced. There is no doubt in my mind that he was put there to knife Turnbull so Morrison could take the throne without blood on his hands. Dutton’s unpopularity with the public would further ensure Morrison’s acceptance.
Blaming the spill on vengeance is a convenient way to cover up the fact that the party collapsed because it can’t agree on policy, especially around climate change. Now the Liberal National Party is being run by a new generation of last-century thinkers, many of whom are well known for their climate change denial. With Barnaby Joyce in charge of drought recovery and assistance, heaven help our farmers. The LNP con-
tinues to ignore the cause of the problem while throwing taxpayers money around in a vain attempt to try to relieve the symptoms. Greens leader Richard Di Natale is right: in order to tackle the problems that beset us, such as low wages growth, the high cost of housing and climate change, we need a new generation of 21st century governance and neither of the major parties is capable of providing it. David Norris Pottsville
Last week’s Echo reported the demise of the Saddle Road planning proposal. Sadly, this included the Brunswick Eco Village and an opportunity to create a unique inclusive community. Things might have been different had, as was suggested, the BEV detached itself from a proposal that would destroy the visual amenity of Saddle Ridge and permanently vandalise Byron Shire’s landscape character. This is one reason why Council decided to cease assessment of the Saddle Road planning proposal. The debate exposed an underlying challenge. While the best options must be identified, we cannot afford to recklessly open the gates to inappropriate development. Residents seem torn between wanting something done but fear change may damage the Shire’s landscape, built character and heritage. The community must become better informed so potential strategies can be assessed by objective, unprejudiced minds and a sensible balance struck between needs and impacts. David Brown, Mullumbimby
to this democratic right? This is another land grab by the cronies who love public lands and line up with a fist full of dollars. They seek rezoning of such lands and the public watches on. But there is good news. There is a fracturing of ideology as citizens rise up against the free market. Victoria seems to be taking the lead in progressive challenges. Furthermore, communities are coming together to create sustainable community gardens to feed the community. I urge all communities to protect their parks and public spaces as we enter an era of uncertainty. It will be co-operative societies that will be the real examples of sustainability and survival. Rise up, folks, and claim your lands before the cement machines kill all earth rights. Jo Faith Newtown
part of Council meetings. The relevant change I refer to is that public questions and responses taken on notice are no longer listed in the agenda of the next meeting as they previously were. Instead they are consigned to cyberspace, which means that anyone interested needs to take that additional step of going to the relevant site. ‘Hang on!’ says the nitpicker me, ‘the resolution to consign responses to cyberspace mentioned only responses, not the questions themselves, so why have the questions too been consigned?’ I put this to a junior staff person, who attempted to defend Council’s actions by saying that under the Act Council is not ever obliged to offer public questions at all. The answer to that is that when Council does choose to do things, these things must be done with due process and according to relevant law. The other argument put was that it is ‘logical’ to list the questions with the responses. The words ‘convenient to our objectives’ were not mentioned. Next I wrote to the powers that be and said, ‘the questions are asked during the meeting, so therefore the questions should be listed in the minutes, the latter being a record of what occurred during the meeting.’ I duly received a minimalist response signed by the GM but obviously written by a far more ruthless mind. The response conceded that ‘public access’ is indeed part of the official business of the meeting, but argued that the words ‘questions on notice’ were simply not there. This implies that staff are therefore exempt from due process and can do what they want. This is simply a variant of the ‘not obliged under the Act’ argument dismissed above. I conclude from what the continued on page 16
There is no doubt Byron’s councillors, Council staff and thoughtful members of our community are distressed by the Shire’s housing affordability predicament. It was brought home when a recent Compass Housing Services report identified Byron as the least affordable LGA in the country. Across all housing types, it found a staggering $1,967 weekly income was required if the 30 per cent of income affordability benchmark was to be met. In 2016 the median weekly income in Byron Shire was $1,218, so 48 per cent of that income was required to pay the weekly median rent. These are more than numbers. The Shire’s population is changing and opportunities to access appropriate and affordable housing are rapidly diminishing. Families and individuals from all walks of life are affected. Change is needed before the Shire becomes an expensive haven for an urban/rural elite, a Shire split between housing haves and housing have nots. If the challenge is not honestly and openly faced Byron Shire can only pay lip service to being a sustainable community with suitable housing for all who wish, or need, to live here. Creating a diverse and equitable housing stock is essential. There are no silver bullets. We have to understand the needs of those affected in great detail before considering possible responses. Planning and building solutions tailored to our unique environment are required but they are difficult to identify, particularly when the Department of Planning seems to prefer simplistic, one size fits all solutions. And solutions become more difficult to realise when ill-informed and unreasonable NIMBY attitudes surface.
Railway Park As perplexing layers of cement continue to be laid in Railway Park the question once again arises ‘Who gains?’ Is it ratepayer money that is making this possible? The new proposed classification of Railway Park will ensure greater commercialisation. Using the phrase ‘quiet enjoyment’ to describe the plan is a complete contradiction. What evidence of previous noise disturbances exists? A rally for First Nations peoples’ rights, which was protected by local police with supportive First Nation flags on their cars? Is there such resentment
Nitpicking Last week I engaged in an interesting and informative little nitpicking exercise with Council staff. Readers will recall that infamous incident last year when Council’s lawyer Ralph James justified spending $450,000 over the Butler St bypass by pointing out that the then-GM’s delegated power limited him to $50K only in regard to ‘commencing’ legal action, not ‘defending’ legal action brought by others. No court of law would have upheld this argument, in my opinion, because clearly the intent of the delegation was to trust the GM up to $50K and not beyond. Indeed recently the clause was modified to include both ‘commencing’ and ‘defending’ a case. So last week I challenged Council over its recent modifications to the public access
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Articles Reconsidering vegetation management methods Ash Folster
he recent court case against Monsanto in the US has received worldwide mainstream media attention and brought the potential and/or perceived human health impacts of Glyphosate use into sharp focus. The issue is complex to say the least. Glyphosate use is subject to wide-ranging contexts and methods, differing rates of product concentration and combinations with other chemicals, dynamic environmental conditions, varied degrees of user training and experience, as well as the political and commercial interests that prevail. Setting aside that potential impacts of Glyphosate use on organisms other than humans provokes only a fraction of the media attention and subsequent debate, the US court decision has initiated a serious and longoverdue reconsideration of alternative means by which to control undesirable vegetation. Clearly, at the root of this attention is not simply the need to protect human health, but also the desire by certain parties to avoid potential liability and costly legal repercussions where herbicide activities are found to be damaging as a result of negligence. It may come as a surprise to some that a range of effective alternative vegetation management approaches do exist and have been available for much longer than Glyphosate and other herbicides. Unfortunately, there are perceived ‘practical barriers’ to their widespread adoption. They are generally considered to be overly and restrictively
A hellicopter sprays herbicide onto a fruit orchard. Image supplied
resource intensive to implement when compared to the commonly prevailing herbicide approach. For example, undesirable vegetation can often be removed by hand or via mechanical means, managed in situ by suppression with mulch or other materials, or excluded from occupying a niche in the first place by strategic planting or natural establishment of another desirable species. There is strong evidence for the effectiveness of alternative methods, but they typically require a large and sustained investment of resources to implement with success in a government or commercial project setting. This raises a question of values and priorities. Our modern society devotes vast amounts of money, time and physical energy to the construction of smooth roads, comfortable houses, technological gadgets and other aspects of a convenience-based lifestyle. But are we willing to invest the necessary resources to adopt alternative vegetation management approaches that can indeed control un-
desirable species, preserve biodiversity and ecosystem services, and improve the environment that sustains us and our health? Our current reliance on herbicides such as Glyphosate is simply a choice we make and a reflection of our modern, corporate, fastpaced and convenience-oriented society. It may seem ironic and counterintuitive that such a widespread and complex problem such as the management of undesirable vegetation could be mitigated by a simple choice to reprioritise and invest more resources into ‘back-to-basics’ approaches such as mechanical removal and mulching. But perhaps that is the sensible way forward. At least in some circumstances, the perceived need to intervene, control and manage vegetation is a product of our human conditioning. We are undoubtedly a significant and unprecedented vector in the distribution of plant species across the globe and have irreversibly altered many natural environments. However, there are instances all around us where
exotic plants readily co-exist with native species and bring added beauty, diversity and function to our landscapes. Regardless of our desire to control and rectify our vegetation impacts, the environment retains an inherent management mechanism of natural evolution and has tolerated fluctuations in biodiversity long before our intervention. So, in addition to the need for alternative vegetation management approaches that reduce our reliance on herbicides such as Glyphosate, despite their inherent resource demands, perhaps it is also time to re-assess our outlook and embrace, or at very least tolerate, some exotic species in native plant communities and assemblages. This is particularly the case where exotic species pose little threat to existing biodiversity, are well adapted to changing climatic conditions, and make a valuable contribution to life-sustaining ecosystem services. Ash Folster is an environmental planner, ecologist and bush regenerator. Q
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continued from page 14 response doesn’t say that if staff want what they’re doing to be legal, then they need to refer it back to councillors for another vote. They also need to learn not to pick on this little nitpicker. Fast Buck$ Coorabell
Rainbow dreaming On a walk the other day I ran into a man who claimed to be from the 45th century. He was researching the origins of one of their historic legends. It told of a place known as the rainbow region, which, their research suggested, could be somewhere near here. It was in a time when apparently the sign of the bear was on everything, whatever that meant, but it was reputed to mark the rise of the rainbow warriors to protect the earth and society. Legend has it a rainbow warrior went on a decadeslong journey till he reached a position of influence in a place where environmental awareness came face to face with ‘the money’. The rainbow warrior met ‘the money’, much of which was simply following established recipes, more or less by rote, and had no vision at all.
Just old-world chancers. But then there started to appear 21st-century entrepreneurs with vision and concern for the future. It starting in the energy sector with legendary heroes like Wang Chuan Musk and Elon Fu, who understood that the more sustainable you can be, the better economic sense it made. When it comes to energy, cleaner is cheaper by far and free has no competition. Apparently people in the 45th century are fascinated with how we didn’t understand what, to them, is a profound example of the bleeding obvious. But the obvious is only obvious when you get it and he was here on a mission to determine exactly when we finally understood that unsustainable is terminal and sustainable equals economically smart. When did we finally ‘get it’? Inevitably there were indeed 21st-century entrepreneurs around who ‘got it’ and this region became the fountain of sustainable living on a green and hugely abundant planet. He was not quite sure when that happened but it was somewhere between now and the next 10 years. The rainbow warrior suc-
Saddle Road a missed opportunity My Name is Neville Hayter. My family has lived on the Saddle Road for 45 years. I was a proponent of the planning proposal there that was prematurely terminated last week. I lodged my planning proposal because in a preliminary draft residential strategy published by the council in August 2016 Byron Shire identified my land as having subdivision potential. A little after that I heard the call by Council for landowners to bring forward ‘bold ideas’ to address the big problem Byron Shire has with housing affordability. The planning proposal I was part of provided for nearly 200 homes out of the proposed 475, for affordable housing in perpetuity! I am not a ‘big noter’ type person. I am just a regular Byron Shire guy. I do not speak at Council meetings, but I have attended all the
public and Council meetings associated with the Saddle Road proposal. Discussions about Saddle Road at the most recent Council meeting were supposed to be in relation to a progress report. So I was blown away when Council resolved to stop the planning proposal for nearly 200 affordable-housing homes. We are still completing all the necessary studies, but a large amount of information has been shared with Council staff and councillors. What was obvious at the council meeting was that many councillors weren’t fully or properly informed. It is perplexing that a generous, affordable housing proposal such as this would be debated and decided on the basis of insufficient and, in some cases, incorrect information. Councillor Spooner spoke passionately, acknowledging
ceeded, or so their legends say. How else to explain their universally prosperous garden world where they live in co-operation with each other and the earth they are a part of? Robin Harrison Binna Burra
Vaccination Boy what a frenzy over the film Sacrificial Virgins. What is wrong with a good debate in this area? Paul Spooner, what is your problem? Have you never done your own research into vaccines? Do you have a vaccineinjured child? Did you go and watch the film? Margot Hays Bangalow
Tweed Hospital Following lobbying begun in earnest in 2011, the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) Board endorsed the Tweed Heads Hospital Redevelopment Masterplan. A local newspaper reported on December 4, that the plan submitted to the minister outlined $211.6m for expansion to the intensive care unit, emergency department, oncology services, maternity wards and mental health ser-
that Council should not be rejecting a planning proposal without all the information in front of them. He acknowledged that it was pre-emptive and against due process to throw out such a proposal when Byron Shire has just been announced as the most unaffordable local government area on the east coast. The housing crisis needs grassroots solutions. We were providing that in spades in collaboration with BEV. I can only imagine that this decision to reject this offer of affordable housing when the need has never been greater will invoke confusion and outrage in the community. Nev Hayter Saddle Road QThe most progressive development proposal for lowercost housing yet presented to Council – namely the Bruns
vices. Stage 1 of the three-part expansion was to be completed by 2017. In September 2016 the NNSWLHD chair stated he was stunned by the projected population growth in the 65–85 age group by 35 per cent and in Tweed Heads the projected population growth over 65yrs by 50 per cent, with a board member stating that this supported the Tweed Hospital redevelopment as being the number 1 priority for the NNSWLHD. In the days prior to the 2015 state election $48m was promised for the Tweed Hospital; however, available funding was not signed off for more than two years. Now, here we are with another election looming and there have been flashy media releases that there is now to be $534m for a new hospital on state significant farmland. However, the only record of any actual money to date is
Eco Village (BEV) proposal for around 120 dwellings – has been pushed aside because the council had lumped this BEV proposal in with a much larger development plan which did NOT have such social and ecological innovation and low-cost accommodation planned. Is this because many of the councillors hadn’t read and understood the available detail of this BEV progressive proposal? I am just one of many who now feel very disappointed, let down and concerned that our sincere efforts and extensive work seems to have been ignored, and that we have lost our chance to get affordable housing for those of us who can’t survive our region’s increasingly unaffordable housing. John Millard Mullumbimby $2.5m allocated in the 2017/18 budget for the ‘development of a business case and Expression of Interest for a greenfield site’. There is no reference in the minutes of the NNSWLHD board budget meeting 2018/19 of money for a new hospital, only the works relevant to the Tweed Hospital. Further, our state MPs glossy letterbox drop on the budget 2018/19 makes no reference of funding for a new hospital, only the continued funding for the Tweed Hospital. Considering that certain political interests have made failed attempts to rezone the Cudgen farmlands for development, is the decision to build a hospital on the Cudgen farmlands simply a rezoning exercise by stealth? Lindy Smith Tweed Heads Q More letters on page 22
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Letters Holiday letting Firstly, to Rod Murray (Letters June 27), please feel free to contact me on my Council email address for future enquiries about short-term holiday letting. To answer your last question, the Tourism Council’s advocacy group has had a meeting. We did not come to an agreement as of yet on managing the impacts surrounding holiday letting. However, we have been successful in finally getting our message through to the state government on the impacts in Byron of STHL and have been told to expect some movement here shortly.
North Coast news daily: I have had concern expressed to me in the street from several folk who holiday let a room, or their house while away, to make ends meet and the Greens’ position on this in Council. For the sake of clarity, I wish to assure people that we are not concerned about those in this situation, but rather the investor holiday lets that are more and more frequent, depleting our residential supply and driving up rental and housing prices. Finally, events of the last week show this federal coalition as a self-serving disgrace and unfit for government. The Labor Party has failed
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to rule out supporting the Adani mine and accepts corporate donations, just like the coalition. For an effective government not beholden to big corporate donors we need a balance of power of Greens and trustworthy independents in parliament. Only the Greens have the integrity to refuse corporate donations and therefore can be relied on to provide policy solutions in everyone’s interests. Cr Michael Lyon Greens candidate for Richmond
Teacher parking Regarding the matter of parking permits for teachers at local schools, I suggest that the fair and sensible approach would be to provide not-for-profit organisations with free passes for their workers not already entitled to local free parking, with part-time workers, paid or volunteer, to share passes for their working days. Not-for-profit schools would be included in this way and it would be a way of giving something back to our not-for-profit organisations for the services they provide for our community. Dudley Leggett Suffolk Park
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Children and their families are trapped on Nauru in cruel and inhumane conditions with inadequate health, education or employment options. Nauru, at 21 square kilometres, is the size of Melbourne Airport. Children have been confined there for five years with no prospect of change in sight It’s time Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten acted together to free the 119 children on Nauru by Universal Children’s Day this year (20 November). Many have traumatic withdrawal syndrome. While their lives hang in the balance the Australian government fights in court to prevent their receiving medical care. A delusional Peter Dutton acts heartlessly. Attempting to recast his image he re-
cently said: ‘I didn’t put any people on Nauru and Manus – I got people off. I would love to get everyone off there tomorrow. If I could have brought them to Australia in a charter flight overnight, I would have.’ His rhetoric belies reality. He regularly rejected medical advice to evacuate children off Nauru and used charter flights to whisk sick refugees out of Australia before their claims went to court. We need to bring the children here, with resettlement in Australia or appropriate countries that will welcome them the goal. Meg Pickup Ballina
Small business What Australian politics lacks is a party supported by and promoting small business: those who own, operate or work for a small business or possibly a smaller-to-medium business. Such a party would lie between the traditional base of both Labor and Liberal voters, between unionised workers and big business, both of whom tend to have big business interests at heart. These are the people who constitute well over onethird of Australia’s economy – almost half of the workforce – yet have the poorest support in our current political landscape, which is why both those proportions are shrinking. But such a base could easily support such a political party, financially and with votes. The difficulty, of course, is finding the people prepared to both put in the time and become public personas, politicians, as well as remain devoted to the Australian rather than personal prosperity and prestige. As we have seen over and over recently, this is a big ask. Sanatan Saraswati Upper Coomera
Middle East conflict Those who respond to criticism of Israel by blaming Hamas are clearly incapable of comprehending the significance of the power dispari-
ties that exist between Israel and the Palestinians. But it’s quite obvious to those who can view the issue objectively and impartially. Israel has all the power, all the money and all the political influence. Its military is well armed with battle tanks, fighter jets and atom bombs. It enjoys the overt and unconditional support of the US hegemon. It has influential billionaire patrons like Rupert Murdoch, Jacob Rothschild and Sheldon Adelson. By comparison the Palestinian people are powerless, defenceless and impoverished. They have no-one but themselves and the international civil society speaking out on their behalf. They are prevented from aquiring weapons to protect themselves and they are labelled terrorists even when they don’t resort to force in defence of their communities. The power relations between Israel and the Palestinians are analogous to those that exist between an adult and a child. To blame the powerless for their plight and accuse them of causing the conflict is morally and intellectually indefensible. John Scrivener Main Arm Q John Scrivener, in your last letter (29th August), you use your usual incredibly hostile language, lashing out against people who post letters that are not anti-Israel. You claim amongst other things that they are ‘self-absorbed Zionist partisans’ and also claim that ‘nowhere in their tedious propaganda is there a glimmer of compassion for the Palestinians’. You clearly have not read any of my letters where I state very clearly that I am both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine, and support organisations that promote peace and dialouge between the two peoples. The letters from others who are also not anti-Israel have also been very reasonable in their statements and post facts from respected sources, yet we can all ex-
netdaily.net.au pect to be attacked by the anti-Israel mob in this letters section. Both Israelis and Palestinians have legitimate claims to land. Please show me in any of your letters where you have expressed one word of compassion or even neutrality for what Israelis have endured since the birth of the state, or for what Palestinian Jews had endured at the hands of the Arabs prior to the birth of Israel. People who are completely one sided are pro-war, it’s as simple as that. I feel for both sides and am pro-peace. I look forward to your reply. Danny Wakil Billinudgel
Your headline ‘King amongst Women’ titles your interview on Kaki King, visiting performer touring the area, (8/8/2018). Are her gigs for women only? Is she part of a womens-only act? The interviewer talks of King ‘… redefining the role of the virtuoso technique…’ etc, and by definition of the story’s title she should have been compared with other women. There was no such study or comparison. I am confused as to why The Echo chose to pigeonhole Ms King as a certain type of musician that has nothing to do with music. The title should have given her credit for influencing and being part of a larger music community, like ‘King Rules Supreme’, ‘Solo King’ or ‘King She Reigns’. Puns aside you really should choose your titles more carefully. NL Smith Ocean Shores
Climate Change Tim Shanasy (Echo 29 Aug) questions why some, referred to as climate denialists, question the science of climate. Perhaps if he were to read the Climategate emails by John Costella he would understand how the science he trusts in has been corrupted. Anton Vanderbyl Palmwoods
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At the age of 90 local Noel James will be starting this year’s charge up Mount Chincogan when he cuts the race ribbon this Saturday 8 September at the Mullumbimby Post Office. Runners and walkers will take the once-ayear chance to enjoy the fantastic views as they climb the side of the mountain as well as from the top. ‘As kids Chincogan was always the challenge,’ said Noel. ‘It was a popular area to explore.’ Local organiser and Mullumbimby Chamber president Jenelle Stanford agreed, saying, ‘Being local it’s part of Mullumbimby. If we can have access to the mountain for just one day a year our children can have these experiences like we did’. ‘Last year our volunteers could
not get over how many people thanked them for making it happen. All our volunteers came back because they had such a rewarding time last year. ‘Even if you’re not walking or running come and support your local community event.’
WHERE IT RACE REGISTRATION BEGAN The Chincogan Charge was started in 1960 as a fundraiser for the Mullumbimby Swimming Pool with the second race taking place in 1967 before it became a regular community event. Born in Mullumbimby, Noel reminisced about the fact that as a child he always thought that ‘there had to be better places than this. I didn’t realise how good Mullum was until I left,’ he said. Having headed to Bellingen as a young man, off for adventure, after a few years Noel came back to Mullum and joined his brother in a business that developed into James Electrical and the Mitre 10 hardware shop. ‘In my first years back the timber mill was a big part of the town and when it closed down we thought that was the end of the town,’ said Noel. But this was not the case and the town decided it was time to have their own local swimming pool, a huge effort that brought the local community together. ‘The bricks all had to be handmade,’ said Noel. ‘After work we had teams that would get together and have competitions to see how many bricks we could make. People really got behind it.
Sign-on for the race opens at 12. Look for the yellow surf club marquee. The under-12 race (6–11) will start at 1pm with the adults’ race (12+) starting at 2pm sharp. ‘Children entering the under-12 race need to be accompanied by an adult but they only go to the foot of the mountain as this the legal length for this age group,’ said organiser Jenelle Stanford. ‘This event takes place on public road so please have respect for race officials trying to keep you safe.’ If you still haven’t registered to run then get in before the spots are gone at https://www.eventwizards.com.au.
READY, SET, GO! The start and finish of the race will be at the Mullumbimby Post Office and Dalley Street – from the post office to the service station – will be closed from 12 till 5pm. Water will be available at the start and finish of the race as well as at various points on the mountain. The running track will marked by arrows and the up track will be different from the down track to stop congestion at the top of the mountain.
‘I’m very thrilled at the way the town has gone ahead. Mullum is a really progressive sort of town and people have got behind it – the whole place has been built by people doing good for the town from the swimming baths to Mullumbimby’s hydro scheme.’
Fire and Rescue NSW will be onsite with first aid and water stations on the mountain and other volunteers will be in green shirts throughout the course. This is a green event with biodegradable cups on the mountain or you can carry your own reusable water containers on the mountain to refill.
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While the community is waiting to cheer on the returning runners and walkers the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club will be running an outside bar beside the club; the Community Preschool will be hosting a delicious barbecue, and the Historical Society will be running a tug-of-war. ‘There are still a few spots left to enter a tug-ofwar team,’ said Jenelle.
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The Reg Byrnes perpetual trophy will go to the oldest woman who runs the race and the Dr Suresh perpetual trophy will be awarded to the oldest man; both come with $100 prizemoney. The Kevin Moran memorial shield will be awarded to a runner who demonstrates special effort and encouragement of others. Presentations will be held at the front of the Ex-Services club between 4 and 4.30pm.
‘So if you think you are up for the challenge, register your team at the Mullumbimby Newsagents before the spots are snapped up.’
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Organisers would like to remind everyone that the run takes place across private property and that it will only be open for the run on Saturday 8 September. The route is not open to the public at any other time.
The race has previously been run in about half an hour though if you are doing it in that time frame there won’t be much chance to enjoy the views. However, if you are the first woman or man across the line you will receive $500; second prize is $350 and third is $150 donated by the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. The Echo is donating the prizes for the first three local women and men across the line who will receive $300, $150 and $50 respectively. Meadows Medical Centre is also a sponsor and they will be there to give out a medal to every junior entrant.
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a network of organisations she can call on depending on where you’d like to see your belongings end up. When faced with a move, not everyone has friends and family to call on and for those who do, many do not want to burden them by asking them to help them move. Bridget not only offers planning and logistical support but can be hands on, wrapping, packing, labelling, and treating everything with care as if it were her own. Every move has two sides, the packing and the unpacking. Bridget can be there for both, having someone at the other end; unpacking as things arrive can make an enormous Photo of Bridget Allon by Tree Faerie difference to your first experi- Photos ence in your new home. What does it cost? After an services to suit; or if you would prefer, initial free consultation with Bridgyou can engage Bridget’s services at et you can decide what help you an hourly rate. You can contact Bridgneed and and what your budget is. et on 0429 335 501. Then Bridget will tailor her package
only lifts your own energy, but it lifts the vibe of your whole house! 5. Buy some fresh flowers – just discard them when they start wilting! 6. It might sound strange, but good old rock salt is fantastic for absorbing icky energy! Fill some small containers with salt and place them in any area that could do with a lift. Leave them there for a couple of days, then toss them out.
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Property Stunning Beachfront Home
Elegance & Elevation
22 River Street, New Brighton
1 Glendale Crescent, Ocean Shores
Ultimate beachfront position & quality build, a property this special rarely comes to market. This stunning architect home has been designed for the whole family to enjoy and has beautiful natural light throughout. Extensive use of spotted gum inside & out, blackbutt timber floors & impressive high ceilings. View the surf from your bed & throughout the home. Quality fittings & fixtures throughout. Control the climate with large sliding doors, louvre windows, ceilings fans & A/C. The kitchen features a large gas/electric stove, dishwasher, breakfast bar & walk-in pantry. Entertain on the large north & east facing decks, or relax in a hammock under the pandanus tree. Level residential block with private beach access. 18,000L water tank plus town water. After a surf enjoy a warm shower outdoors on the lower deck before coming inside. Great community lifestyle. Walk to the river, park, shop, cafe & farmers market every Tuesday. Inspect by appointment Open: Contact: Katrina Beohm 0467 001 122 Katrina Beohm Real Estate
A Nature Lovers Paradiseâ€Ś 240 Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay $795,000 $1,685,000 â€“ Offers Invited! 3 2 2
Elegant character home perched on an elevated corner block on offer the first time. Freshly painted interior, lovely fresh new carpet and stunning timber flooring, this appealing abode is adjacent to Waterlily Park, tennis courts and childrenâ€™s playground. Well maintained high set house was built in 2002 by the current owners who have bought elsewhere.Â â€˘ Huge triple lock up garage with extra height to safely park a caravan, boat or golf buggy on trailer. â€˘ â€˜Permalumâ€™ cladding means the external walls never require painting. Polished timber floors, modern open plan design â€˘ Ducted air conditioning, ceiling fans throughout â€˘ Solar power, solar hot water and insulationÂ â€˘ Expansive covered timber deck with cafe blinds perfect for alfresco dining â€˘ Fully fenced yard with stone retaining walls and excellent drainage â€˘ Flood free corner block, approximately 661sqm Saturday 12.00 â€“ 12.30pm View: Contact: Fiona Johnson 0400 418 886 Elders Real Estate Brunswick Heads
On the hill behind Byron & only 4 minutes from The Bay & surfing beaches! Positioned high behind the town & located in what is considered Byronâ€™s best kept secret is this lush, private 1 acre property with gardens, lawns & bushland surrounding the home - making a perfect weekender or pad for those who love a whisper quiet location, excepting the bird life. Set amongst the flora & gums - the Northern Rivers is renowned for! A comfortable 3 bedroom family home awaits a new owner - ripe for renovation or build your dream home - the options are yours. Whether you are a surfer, artist, gardener, naturalist or young family - this property is a fantastic investment - set amongst high end properties in a magical bush setting which is becoming highly sought after with limited properties at this price point. Open: Saturday 8 September 11.00 â€“ 11.45am Contact: Mary Oâ€™Connor 0418 462 849 Denzil Lloyd 0481 864 049 Bangalow Real Estate & Byron Hinterland Properties
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N E W RY B A R 12 Old Byron Bay Road $2.85 million 4
Katrina Beohm 0467 001 122
+ Architectural ultramodern home in an elevated position. Uninterrupted country & coastal views + High ceilings, Italian & Spanish tiles, ducted A/C & touch lighting throughout. Gourmet kitchen )UHVKZDWHULQÂżQLW\SRRO VHSDUDWHJXHVWKRXVH)LUHSLW\UROGÂżJWUHH URRPIRUDSRQ\ + 9m x 15m Colorbond shed. 8kW solar power. Prime hinterland location, 12 mins to the beach
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119 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores
Inspect Saturday 8th Sep 11-11.30am Price $850,000 Todd Buckland 0408 966 421
6 Colli Close, Ocean Shores Extremely well-built home in a very friendly neighbourhood. Architect designed to suit the block for easy living with wheelchair access also a feature. With large proportions throughout, the house feels spacious and has plenty of natural light.
Inspect By Appointment Price $1,480,000 to $1,550,000 Todd Buckland 0408 966 421
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A 1930s high set cottage with a flexible floor plan set over two levels. Tropical gardens and a Bali hut bring a sense of privacy and a space to relax. The house has original features such as timber floorboards and 11ft ceilings.
Itâ€™s hard not to be charmed by this c1920s weatherboard. With restoration at the heart of its recent revival, the owner has preserved every period feature of the house and the results will bring a smile.
Inspect Saturday 8th Sep 12-12.30pm Price $690,000
29 Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads
16 Green Frog Lane, Bangalow
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Council approved dual occupancy. The existing 2 storey home is a great starting point with heaps of room for a family. Great low risk project for someone wanting to get into property development with all the guess work taken care of.
Inspect Saturday 8th Sep 1-1.30pm Price $1,050,000 Todd Buckland 0408 966 421
25 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores This brick and tile home on a flat 917m2 with a large sunny backyard is sure to tick boxes. With some of the required measures for dual occupancy already evident, this property has great possibilities for further development. Call now.
Inspect By Appointment Price $639,000 Todd Buckland 0408 966 421
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Property North Star Holiday Resort Site 288 2
Distant range views with studio Pearces Creek 4 1 2 $330,000
Single level home
The five-star North Star Holiday Resort is located a 20 minute drive south of Tweed Heads at Hastings Point on the beautiful Tweed Coast and just a short stroll to a surf beach and tidal estuary. Resort amenities include three swimming pools, a 25m lap pool, three temperature controlled spas, sauna, gymnasium, hair dressing salon, snooker/pool tables, massage therapist, library and tennis court. This large manufactured home has recently been fully renovated and redecorated throughout with no expense spared. The home is located on one of the largest blocks in the park on the perimeter. Enjoy a rural outlook across the reserve from the low maintenance rear garden. The home features spacious open plan living areas with high raked cathedral ceilings and skylights, making it a very light and airy home. Two newly carpeted bedrooms; master bedroom has entry to the bathroom, its own cooling air-conditioner and a built-in robe with mirror doors. The kitchen has a plenty of storage space and is complemented with a brand-new Chef electric stove with fan-forced oven. The two-way fully tiled bathroom has recently been renovated. It comprises a new large shower cabinet, stylish corner vanity unit and toilet. Plus, there is a 2nd guest toilet and internal laundry.
Fabulous rural and north facing distant range views are just part of the charm of this stunning property. Discover a beautiful, four bedroom, single level, timber homestead circa 1910 - with expansive verandah on 10 gorgeous acres. High ceilings, spacious rooms, superb timber windows and French doors are just some of the features of this home that radiates with character. Excellent horse facilities include 60 x 20m sand dressage arena, round yard, fully fenced grazing paddocks with shade trees, spacious American-barn building with four stables, feed area and tack room. Well located, just 20 minutes from Ballina & local beaches and easy access to the motorway North and South. Superb value.
Open: By Appointment Contact: Kelvin Price 0423 028 468 Mr Property Services
View: by appointment Contact: Scott Harvey 0412 296 872 Scott Harvey Real Estate
LA BELLA VITA!
1/11 Sailfish Avenue, Lennox Head Spacious, light filled open plan living with high ceilings Ideal for first home buyers, families, empty nesters or investors Stunning kitchen with walk in pantry 2 designer bathrooms Easy bike ride to Lennox beaches and cafes Added bonus media room
Inspect: Saturday 12.00 noon 8 September 2018
$630,000 to $665,000
Contact: Michael King 0403 438 219 Elders - Lennox Head
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104 BEECH DRIVE, SUFFOLK PARK
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Mullumbimby 14 Dalley Street IT’S GOT THE LOT! Yep, as the heading says it’s got the lot! One house, two titles, rear lane access, heart of town location, just a hop, skip and a jump to the river, park & CBD of the bubbling metropolis of Mullumbimby. Looking for offers prior to probate & selling today!
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Thursday 11.00am – 11.30am View Contact Peter Browning 0411 801 795
LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177
Brunswick Heads 13a Byron St ROCK SOLID As the heading says solid house, location, block & investment, located in Brunswick Heads township overlooking the reserve. • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/ensuite • Single lock up with workshop space • Retro kitchen, new appliances • Formal lounge, open living • High ceilings, front and rear verandahs 727m2 block, North East facing back yard with lane access, makes building a garden flat easy & will increase your return. Or just enjoy the aspect
• Renovators delight timber house • Backs onto National Park • Ocean views • Quiet Street • 892m2 block, potential dual occupancy subject to council approval
View Saturday 2.00pm – 2.30pm Contact Peter Browning 0411 801 795
2 STYLISH OCEAN VIEWS 2 Ocean Shores 13/2 Langi Place
Inspect Saturday 11.00 – 11.30am Auction 15th September 2018 at 12:30pm on site Contact Peter Browning 0411 801 795
LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177
LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177
2 1 GREAT LOCATION Brunswick Heads 16 Short Street
North Ocean Shores 16 Banool Circuit
4 3 GOLFER PARADISE Ocean Shores 20 Narooma Drive
Situated on 1012m2 block of land in the shortest street of Brunswick Heads, with full rear lane access is one very desirable property. You could move straight in and live or could be ideal for a dual occupancy or future development STCA. • 2 bedrooms • Front and rear porch • High ceilings, immaculately maintained • Shed & workshop • Spear pump/ground water for garden • Great neighbourhood The house is located on the front half of the block, making it easy to move, lift, or develop the back. For an opportunity or to live in a great street. View Thursday 12.00 – 12.30pm & Saturday 2.45 – 3.15pm Contact Peter Browning 0411 801 795
Established Orana Park Apartments, in a premier Ocean Shores location adjoining the Country/Golf Club. Modern apartment with wonderful 180 degree ocean views where you can watch the annual passing of the whales and see spectacular bird life. Featuring high raked ceilings with floor to ceiling glass windows opening out to a large Easterly verandah. • Galley style kitchen • Court yard • Car port, extra parking & secure storage. • 2 Large bedrooms with vaulted ceiling • 2 Large bathrooms, master with spa. • Swimming Pool • Close to New Brighton beach & river. View Sat 12.00 – 12.30pm Price $560,000 – $590,000 Contact Peter Browning 0411 801 795
Backing onto the 9th green of the Ocean Shores Country Club, this master built 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is set in a treefilled garden designed to attract the birds. A bonus, for guests or your back pocket is a fully self-contained one bedroom flat underneath. Summer breezes are captured from every direction with large windows, while the north facing back deck is a suntrap in the winter. • Modern 2 pac kitchen with 40mm stone top • Underfloor heating & tile throughout • Direct Golf course access/walk to the clubhouse • 2 garage + golf buggy space & huge workshop • Quiet Street & best aspect N/E The owner of this house has found her new property and wants this one sold! View Sat 10.00 – 10.30am Contact Peter Browning 0411 801 795
LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177
LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177
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1770 – The way Byron was…
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6 BANKS DRIVE Tightly held for the last 14 years, this unique position on the top of 1770 headland is going to be very sought after! A two-storey home would unveil sensational views sweeping up the Agnes Water surf beach to the south, around to 1770 headland and rocky bays to the east and north, to some of the most amazing sunset vistas across Bustard Bay to the north west. Being approximately 50 per cent bigger than most of the other lots in 1770, and on a corner position, the opportunities to build a unique spacious home are also very diverse. Due to the uniqueness of this stunning sunrise to sunset view property we are seeking expressions of interest until Sept 29th, so register your interest with Tim Lawry today. Whilst the pictures look amazing, you won’t truly appreciate how good this block is until you inspect it! Other comparable lots from $392k to $600k Contact: Tim Lawry - M: 0428 565 626 - E: email@example.com www.prd.com.au/agneswater/property-search/681811/6-banks-drive-seventeen-seventy-qld-4677/
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SCOTT HARVEY 741 Fernleigh Road, Brooklet NSW 2479 02 6687 8154 0412 296 872 www.scottharveyrealestate.com.au | email@example.com McLeans Ridges
Auction guide $779,000-$885,000 Fernleigh
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Elders Brunswick Heads • 10B Nana St, Brunswick Heads. Fri 10–10.30am & Sat 9–9.30am • 20 Kolora Way, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am • 247 Gulgan Rd Brunswick Heads. Thu 2–2.30pm & Sat 10.30–11am • 1 Glendale Crescent, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 4 Gin Gin Crescent, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 35 Lomandra Lane, Mullumbimby. Sat 1–1.30pm
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LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads • 14 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby. Thu 11–11.30am • 16 Short Street, Brunswick Heads. Thu 12–12.30pm • 20 Narooma Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am • 16 Banool Circuit, North Ocean Shores. Sat 11– 11.30am • 13/2 Langi Place, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 5 Bower Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 1–1.30pm • 13a Byron Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 2–2.30pm • 16 Short Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 2.45–3.15pm • 2/2 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am • 23 Warrambool Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 58 Helen Street, South Golden Beach. Thurs & Sat 12–12.30pm • 44 Gloria Street, South Golden Beach. Sat 1–1.30pm
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Brunswick Heads 6 South Beach Road
Suburban Sanctuary Tucked away in a pretty pocket in Ocean Shores at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this suburban sanctuary is now on offer. Adored & cherished home for 20 years, the owner has invested elsewhere and is motivated to View: sell. This picturesque resort style home is nestled on a generously sized 2204 sqm block (over half acre) and Contact: embraced by magniﬁcent landscaped gardens. This tranquil oasis has plenty of indoor and outdoor rooms to stretch out, relax or entertain your friends. Sunny private courtyard, gorgeous pergola plus separate guest accommodation, the sprawling rendered brick home is ﬁtted with plantation timber shutters, gas cooking and natural slate ﬂooring. Other features include solar power, solar hot water, town water and rainwater. You will feel like you have your own private park just 5 minutes drive from the beaches of New Brighton and Brunswick Heads.
Byron Shire Real Estate • 119 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 6 Colli Close, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 16 Green Frog, Lane Bangalow. Sat 1–1.30pm
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• 2/92 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Wed 11–11.30am • 17/2 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park. Thu 10–10.30am • 2e Kalemajere Drive, Suffolk Park. Thu 11–11.30am • 3 Somerset Lane, Byron Bay. Thu 11–11.30am • Lot 2/20 Azalea Street, Mullumbimby. Fri 9–9.30am • 70 Brushbox Drive, Mullumbimby Creek. Fri 10–10.30am • 1635–1651 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Mullumbimby. Fri 11–11.30am • Lot 20 Hayters Drive, Suffolk Park. Fri 1.30–2pm • 6/155–159 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park. Fri 2–2.30pm • 2e Kalemajere Drive, Suffolk Park. Sat 9–9.30am • 1/12 Coachwood Close, Byron Bay. Sat 9–9.30am • 5/19 Julian Rocks Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 9–9.30am • 7/1 Langi Place, Ocean Shores. Sat 9–9.30am • 7 Grand Valley Court, Mullumbimby Creek. Sat 10–10.30am • 906 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell. Sat 10– 10.30am • 106 Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • 46 Corkwood Crescent, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am • 32 Middleton Street, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am • 28 Caniaba Crescent, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am • 34 Killen Falls Drive, Tintenbar. Sat 10–10.30am • 45 Shelley Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 11–11.30am • 113 Brushbox Drive, Mullumbimby Creek. Sat 11–11.30am • 35 Station Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 11–11.30am • 43 Corkwood, Suffolk Park. Sat 11–11.30am • 2/92 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 3/183 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park. Sat 12– 12.30pm • 3/2 Durroon Court, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 14 Rifle Range Road, Bangalow. Sat 12–12.30pm • 2 Bannister Court, Bangalow. Sat 12–12.30pm • 70 Brushbox Drive, Mullumbimby Creek. Sat 12–12.30pm • 12 Anderson Street, East Ballina. Sat 12–12.30pm
• 45 Lawler Road, Terania Creek. Sat 2–2.30pm • 3 Somerset Lane, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am
POSITION AND POTENTIAL
Saturday 11.00–11.30am Fiona Johnson 0400 418 886
• 461m2 block (approx.) with rare two street frontages • Amazing views over the river to the village of Brunswick Heads • Beach at the front of the property & river and parkland at the back • Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, spacious living area, front & rear balconies • Downstairs offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & 2 living areas • Single garage with double carport, access from South Beach Lane
Auction Saturday 8th September 2018, 12pm, on site View Thursday 12.00–12.30pm Saturday 11.30am–12.00pm Contact Tony Farrell 0417 212 692
Jon Luton 0411 142 996
LJ Hooker Byron Bay 6685 7300
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New Listings Byron Bay First National â€˘ 1/12 Coachwood Close, Byron Bay. $620,000 to $680,000 â€˘ 88â€“98 Hinterland Way, Knockrow. â€˘ 12 Anderson Street, East Ballina. $599,000 â€˘ 19 Taylors Lane, Ewingsdale. â€˘ 17/2 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park. $1.1m to $1.2m â€˘ 4/24 Towers Drive, Mullumbimby. $750,000 to $780,000
Byron Shire Real Estate â€˘ 119 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores. 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car. $850,000
â€˘ 1/3 Miram Place, Ocean Shores â€˘ 26 Redgate Road, South Golden Beach â€˘ 32 Glenock Road, Uki â€˘ 90 Glenock Road, Uki â€˘ 3 Orient Street, Kingscliff â€˘ 1 Jones Lane, Middle Pocket Road
Auctions Byron Bay First National â€˘ 34 Killen Falls Drive, Tintenbar. Auction 29 September 10am
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â€˘ 54 Narooma Drive, Ocean Shores â€˘ 2513 Dunoon Road, Rosebank
â€˘ 15/3 Pecan Court, Suffolk Park â€˘ 32 Browning Street, Byron Bay
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â€˘ Lot 12/54 Satinwood Drive, McLeans Ridges. Sat 11â€“11.30am
â€˘ Lot 550, Wirree Drive, Ocean Shores â€˘ Lot 2, Chumbee Avenue, Ocean Shores
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Raine & Horne Ocean Shores â€˘ 3 Orient Street, Kingscliff. 26 September 6.30pm
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The Good Life Heavenly at St Elmo
Sample Lunch a show-starter
Story and photos S Davey With a showcase bar and stylish interior St Elmo is an eatery that delivers cutting-edge tapas. It’s a place that keeps things fresh with ongoing new inclusions on the innovative drinks and food menus. The vibe is smooth and contemporary with a welcoming ambience, candles are dotted around the venue, and the generous sit-at bar is an artful tableau of graphic tiles and congregations of shiny glasses and bottles that reflect the warm lighting. The service is also warm, attentive and well timed. St Elmo’s has an impressive wine list with international and Australian choices, including some that are few and far between. There is a large selection of wines by the glass that change regularly, as well as Spanish and local craft beer. The cocktail menu also adjusts frequently; we tried a special of the night: Herradura reposado made with sriracha bitters, Amaro Montenegro, cracked pepper, and garnished with a candied chilli. Although St Elmo can be a fabulous destination just for drinks you’d be mad to miss the food. The tapas-style menu is designed to be shared and it works between just two people but the more people you dine with, the more dishes you can share. There are some new dishes on the menu including the cerviche, which uses local fish fillet, a citrus dressing, cucumber, coriander, chili and crispy tortilla pieces. The flavours are beautifully balanced in this dish and it is served with a medicinal dropper bottle of Mojo Picante – a sauce that could be referred to as St Elmo’s fire! Also new on the menu is Calabaza; a roast pumpkin dish plated with a textured, cured ricotta pesto, toasted pepitas, super-fresh salad and tasty dressing. Another recent addition to the menu is Setas Chamuscadas consisting of local oyster and portobello mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes sitting on a bed of cauliflower puree, scattered with
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peas and migas (fried breadcrumbs); it is a generous dish and with a robust garlic character. St Elmo’s themselves advise that it is a place ‘where food is made to be shared among family and friends’ and our offspring really relished the Arroz con Gambas, a saffron rice dish with seared garlic prawns, crushed peas, herbs and lemon. I was only afforded one mouthful and it was absolutely full of flavour. Everyone enjoyed the Tarta de Chocolate, a hazelnut chocolate custard tart served with crema Catalan sauce, strawberry mousse and hazelnut praline. In a town where a transient clientele of tourists mean that some local restaurant menus remain the same for years, with even the specials on a short rotation, St Elmo keeps it fresh by bringing new plates to the already interesting menu choices. Legend has it that the original Saint Elmo was helped by angels and protects against digestive grievances. From the restaurant you can glimpse into the dynamic kitchen, where the chefs seem to be carrying on the saint’s good work. St Elmo Dining Room & Bar 22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay Ph: 6680 7426 | stelmodining.com
The Sample Food Festival kicked off in fine form again this year with the Sample Lunch hosted by celebrity chef (and now local bloke) Shannon Bennett and the Vue de Monde team. The four-course set menu showcased locally sourced produce and demonstrated the Vue team’s considerable talents translate to cooking in a tent. A couple of favourite dishes were the mud crab salad with Moreton Bay bug and smoked potatoes as well as the sweet potato and macadamia, although perhaps the most ‘oohs and ahhs’ were awarded to the dessert, a selection of petite sweets that looked very much like real shells, stones, and sand but were all edible and decadent. A friendly Shannon himself visited all the tables and was up for a chat with the punters. He has had a property for a couple of years now in the Bay SER y N VIN OW but has moved here full time a GG few months ago, with children ELA TO y Chai at a local school, it would be y difficult not to ask him to man y Coffee the fundraising sausage sizzle. y Hot Chocolate Shannon did have a hot tip y Milkshakes for a small restaurant that is going to open in Byron Arts & y Chocolates Industry Estate at some stage y Fudge in the future by another highly y Light meals acclaimed chef. Thanks, Shannon Bennett and 1/53 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby the Vue de Monde team for a 0406 422 465 y www.puremeltchocolate.com fantastic lunch!
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The Rocks @ Aquarius Breakfast/Lunch 7 days from 7am 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7663 – Menus at therocksbyronbay.com.au
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
The Hideout Cafe Breakfast and Lunch 7 days a week from 7.30am Shop 6/13 Lawson Street 6680 9300 FB thehideoutbyronbay insta @thehideoutbyronbay
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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
Success Thai Mon-Fri 12-3pm Dinner 7 days from 5pm. 3/109 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7798 www.facebook.com/ pages/Success-ThaiFood/237359826303469
Luscious Foods 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
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. Contemporary and Middle Eastern flavours • Breakfast and lunch • Wood-fired pizzas • Fresh juices • Great coffee www.lusciousfoods.com.au
DAILY HAPPY HOUR FROM 3 TILL 5 PM
Open every day From 11am till late Corner of Fletcher St and Bay Lane, Byron Bay
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!
6685 7502 IG - @slomojoes
Main Street Open 7 days 11.30am until late Call to make a reservation or for takeaway orders 18 Jonson Street 6680 8832
Gourmet burgers created by chefs Cocktails, wine and beers served all damn day. Group bookings available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
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Good Taste Eating Out Guide BYRON BAY
The Italian Byron Bay
Byron at Byron
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
Treehouse on Belongil Full Cocktail & Wine Bar. Extensive Menu Includes Tapas, Mains, Desserts and Famous Woodfired Pizzas. 25 Childe St, Byron Bay 6680 9452
St Elmo Dining Room & Bar Mon-Sat: 5pm till late. Sun: 5pm till 10pm. Cnr Fletcher St and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay 6680 7426
77–97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay 6639 2111 thebyronatbyron.com.au
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
Eat in or take out. Shop 12A, 3 Clifford St, Suffolk Park 0448 077 401 www.chupacabra.com.au @chupabyron
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.
Open 7 days 9am till after midnight Shop 1 Woolworths Plaza 90-96 Jonson Street 6685 5700 www.legendpizza.com.au
Finn Poke Restaurant Open 7 days 11am till 8pm Fri & Sat 11am till 8.30pm Shop 5, 8 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay 02 6685 8156 Take away available
Fresh Healthy Delicious
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
• 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_
Byron Bay 6680 9960 targabyronbay.com firstname.lastname@example.org
No Bones Food & Cocktails Open Tuesday through to Sunday from 5pm 11 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay 6680 7418 @nobonesbyronbay
2 courses $52 per person Tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed, fresh and bright atmosphere. This is slow ‘fast food’ with all produce sourced locally. Margarita cocktails, Oaxacan mezcal, micheladas and Mexican blend Moonshine coffee. Coffee and breakfast 6.30–11.30am Lunch 11.30am–3pm Dinner Tues–Sat 5–9pm Sunday long brunch 10am–5pm
FRESH PIZZA BYRON STYLE Check us out on
facebook.com/byron.legendpizza Scan code for our menu! BYO Home delivery 7 days Established 1992
Wood-fired pizzas & real Italian cuisine with a Sardinian twist Famous for seafood, meats and pasta dishes. We do special events functions.
A 5-minute drive from Byron Bay, Barrio eatery at Habitat brings together the local community Mon–Tue 7am–3pm; in a relaxed environment for all-day dining. WoodWed–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
Fully licensed Dine In / Takeaway / Home Delivery Available
Spring Dinners 3 course $55
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
7:30am till late Coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, functions and weddings. HAPPY HOUR 4–6PM MON–FRI 1 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7632
Thursday Farmers Market Dinner
Barrio Byron Bay Hong Kong chef specialising in Chinese and Malay foods
Targa Modern European Cafe • Restaurant • Bar 11 Marvell Street
Open seven days: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Hawaiian and Japanese flavours Signature Poke Bowls
Happy Chilli Garden Open 6 days - closed Sundays Byron St (opp Aldi) Byron Bay P 6680 9191 F 6676 4869 M 0403 516 793 email@example.com
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.
50 Pacific Parade, cnr of William St, Lennox Head
0476 892 194 insta @williamst.lennox
BEACH FRONT HAPPY HOUR $12 Cocktails + $7 Tapas $6 Beers + Wines + Spirits
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
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 4pm to 6pm
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
NEW - VEGAN - RESTAURANT We are part of a plant based movement and invite you to join us on our expedition to save the Earth one Brussels Sprout at a time. Spread the word #plantpowered #brusselsnotbeef
Relaxed dining by the beach. Food that celebrates local produce served with a healthy dose of good tunes and good vibes. All welcome.
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!
NEWRYBAR 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.
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Celebration cakes Personal catering services Event co-ordination and management
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W HA A T IS TH H E PR R IC C E OF INT T ERN N ET T FAME? THIS IS THE Q UEE S TIO O N ASKED D BY AW W A RDW IN N NING G T HEAT T R E SH H OW VIR R A L. IT T ’S THE ST T ORY Y OFF A RT T AND ZA A NE, T WO O BOY Y S W HO T RY Y TO G ET M O R E PO O PULA A R A T S C HOO O L AN N D M AKEE M ON N EY BY U SING G SO O CIALL MEDII A. H AY Y DEN JO O NES A ND S AM FOSS T ER R A RE T HE P ERFO O RM M ER R S W HO O TELL L TH H E ST T ORY Y. S AM M SPO O KEE W ITH THEE ECH H O A B O UT THE IDEE AS B EHIND D T H IS A WA A RD-W W INN N IN N G SHO OW. What does it mean to go viral? How does it happen? A viral video is a clip that becomes popular online through sharing, mainly on social media sites. As recently as 2011 a video could be considered ‘viral’ if it hit a million views; however, these days it’s more like five million views, over a short time (3–7 days) to be considered ‘viral’. It happens through online videos being shared, reposted and tagged on sites. Mainstream media our now using social media and user uploaded footage to fill their news content. This adds to the spreading of these clips and increases their popularity; it can also provide revenue for the original creator of the clip as they will often be paid for the use of the footage. How important are social media in young people’s lives? Social media are a central part of any young person, or in fact persons of any ages these days. The value and focus we place on the phenomenon can vary depending our values, upbringing, or sense of self-confidence. I think for many young people these days it’s just a way to stay connected to your friends and the world around you. I don’t think many people stop to question how we use or engage with social media. I guess that’s one of the main reasons we made this show. We want people of all ages to reflect on the way we use technology and social media for both positive connection and negative or malicious outcomes. What was the inspiration for creating Viral? How did you work the story up? The starting point for the show was the story of the old fella on the Gold Coast bus who got bashed by two young girls. The attack was filmed by a 13-year-old passenger and the footage was posted to YouTube; as a result the perpetrators were tracked down and charged. We are based on the Gold Coast so this story was of particular interest to us. It touched on a number of issues and we originally planned to make a whole show based on this event. As we started researching we realised it was not an isolated incident and there were hundreds of examples of horrific events captured on phone cameras and posted on the internet. In some cases the fact that the footage was shared on
the internet had a positive outcome but in other cases it was more harmful than good and only caused more pain and suffering for the people involved. As we looked at all these different examples we became fascinated with the idea of our social responsibility, morals, and ethics in how we engage with and use social media. How do you weave the narrative through the story? The central narrative of the show is of two mates, Art and Zane, who want to start their own YouTube channel in an attempt to be more popular at school. As they scroll through the internet looking at different clips in an attempt to get inspiration for their channel they realise that ‘shock value’ is often an effective way to gain popularity. The show explores these different stories, but continues to return to the boys as their own moral codes come into question. The show follows their story, their friendship, their questionable actions, and the repercussions of their choices. What aren’t we prepared for with social media? I don’t think we are fully prepared for the impact social media will have on how news is shared
and reported. They are already the main way in which we hear about breaking news stories but I think that brings up a lot of potential issues in terms of credibility. Everyone has a soapbox to stand on now and can say whatever they want and it can be taken as fact. It’s not; it’s only opinion, and there is a very big difference, but I don’t think people really stop to think about that. They just say, ‘I read this thing online that said…’ I think it can be quite dangerous and the more information that we have access to the harder it can be to find truth in that. What should we expect for your show in Lismore? Viral is thought provoking, dynamic and entertaining. It’s a show that asks some important questions about society and our humanity. It’s suitable for teenagers and adults alike as this is an issue that we are all grappling with at the moment in our modern world. Wednesday at Lismore City Hall for NORPA. Tix are $25–36. 7.30pm. Bookings at www. norpa.org.au.
GETTING LUCKY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY DAN CORDERO Daniel Cordero is a Byron-based, Los Angelesborn photographer. Inspired by the beauty of Byron Bay, Dan began to explore the creative potential of landscape photography. Dan is a lover of natural beauty and his works are on show in his new exhibition. Dan’s pathway to photography is not what you’d expect. It was his career in the US Navy that got him started. ‘As a helicopter search-and-rescue swimmer part of my job was to fly around and take photos during our various missions. I loved playing around with cameras but it wasn’t until a few years later that it became a hobby, a lifestyle, and then a career. After the navy I decided to chase my dreams in becoming an artist and study music. I studied at SAE Hollywood and graduated with straight As. After graduating my diploma course I took a scholarship to finish my Bachelor degree in Australia.’ Dan has now lived in Australia for four years and he credits it as being one of the best decisions of his life. ‘I hit the jackpot moving here. It was everything I hoped for and more. When I got here I explored the rainforests, waterfalls, and beaches. Life is so vibrant here. Byron is a direct contrast from the lifestyle that I was used to.’ That became the impetus for Dan to take photos: so he could share the experience with his friends and family back home. ‘It was fun sharing what I was experiencing here,’ says Dan. ‘I had fun taking photos with my phone but I quickly grew out of it and wanted to see what I could capture with a real camera.’ It wasn’t long before Dan found himself the proud owner of a DSLR. ‘I became obsessed,’ he says, ‘and haven’t stopped taking photos. Photography is something I see myself doing for the rest of my life. I love it so much I’m pretty much married to it now.’ It’s clear from Dan’s body of work that he spends a lot of time photographing nature, and sometimes things just line up perfectly or sometimes an animal pops by to say Hi. You get lucky sometimes!’ Dan’s work is on show at the Byron Brewery with an exhibition opening on Friday at 7pm. Dan’s mates Fergo and the Burden and Blac Karnivale will be providing live music on the night. All welcome!
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FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT I have used manipulation to gain love. It’s not a very attractive admission, but there you have it. I am guilty. It was a few years ago when my middle daughter Sophia was being particularly difficult. By difficult I mean she wasn’t heeding my directions or submitting to my omnipotent authority. She’d always been a pretty compliant kid, an easygoing teenager who rarely slammed doors or pushed back but overnight she’d become disengaged and withdrawn and I was suddenly aware I was no longer able to control her. Nothing prepares you for that moment when you realise that as a parent you have nothing left in your tool bag – that it’s not you, but your adolescent who is calling the shots. It’s humiliating. And they know it. All those parental mistakes come to bite you on the arse. Like smoking weed when I was pregnant and me telling them the truth about what I was like when I was their age. Sophia would have been 16; I don’t even recall what the argument was about. I know I’d had a glass of wine. Maybe three. Okay, in retrospect I was a bit drunk. We’d had a disagreement about something I no longer recall and this time I don’t win. I ALWAYS win. I’m known for it. I keep going until I do. I’ll fight to the death for a win. I’m very confrontational and I’m highly invested in being RIGHT. Even when I’m wrong. There’s nothing like a triumphant win followed by one of those long parental victory speeches. It’s like winning office in an election. But I hadn’t won. My daughter had. So I decided to do the adult thing and take the victim role. In an argument where you have lost ground, it’s all you have left. It’s textbook passive aggression. I say to her, ‘Why are you being so mean to me?. I could have cancer.’ I don’t even know where that came from. It just came out. I certainly didn’t have cancer. But that wasn’t the point. What was the point to me at the time was that Sophia didn’t seem to care that I ‘could’ have cancer. I was sulking. She said, ‘You don’t have cancer, Mum’. I was so hurt. I think I even started to cry. ‘How do you know? You’re not a doctor!’ Then she dared to take the moral high ground. ‘You can’t tell your kids that you have cancer to try to emotionally manipulate them, Mum. That’s terrible!’ I was furious. ‘How dare you say that!’ Then Zoe comes in. I’m sobbing now. Not because I have cancer. Because I’m not winning this argument and my sober daughter has the upper hand on her drunk cancer-faking mum. Zoe says, ‘What’s wrong?’ I’m looking for allies. ‘Chookie doesn’t care if I have cancer.’ I’ve really escalated this hypothetical cancer situation. Zoe tries to be the diplomat. ‘Mum, you don’t have cancer. Of course Chookie would care if you did. But you don’t.’ I was cut. Now both my daughters don’t care that I have cancer. This whole ‘Be nice to me because I could have cancer’ routine kept going until I gave up, feeling completely defeated and unloved and headed upstairs with a parting retort ‘well I guess we’ll talk about this conversation again, when I’m in CHEMO!’ I was kind of joking at the time, but it had got out of hand. I woke up the next day horrified that I’d thrown a ‘I could be dying and you don’t love me’ tantrum. A few weeks later I found out I had a skin cancer on my eyelid that had to be removed. I was that excited. I couldn’t wait to get home. ‘Hey, girls, guess what! As it turns out Mummy does have cancer! So it looks like I was RIGHT!’ It took another six months before my surgery, so clearly I wasn’t at any risk. But boy, did I milk that sucker. ‘Can you unpack the dishwasher? Mummy has cancer.’ (My apologies any mums out there who have proper serious cancer, not the insignificant skin tumour I had.) I managed to dilute my cancer tantrum with this ongoing joke, which was actually more about maternal manipulation than having a terminal illness. My girls still give me stick about it. As they should. The other day I saw a headline in a local newspaper. ‘Mum Fakes Cancer for Attention’. I freaked. Fuck! It’s not just me. The woman in the story got two years. I wonder how long I’ll get?
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SHIRE CHOIR MATT HANLEY
Three musos, a music therapist, and a DJ walked into a bar… and Shire Choir was born! Yes, singing at the pub! We all sound better after a few drinks so why not gather around for pub choir! Be part of the pub choir phenomenon that’s bringing the joy of singing back to pubs around the country. Directed by local musician Melia Naughton (Scarlett Affection) and her team of musos, Shire Choir is your chance to shine. Bring your friends. Make new ones. Sing your heart out as we learn and perform a classic pub song at the Bangalow Hotel from 7pm Thursday. $10 on the door. All voices, all ages, all abilities. Like TheShireChoir on Facebook to find out more.
ROWE YOUR BOAT Few performers can match the career Normie Rowe that he has established since his King of Pop days were cruelly taken from him. Through re-training, persistence and self-belief, he has turned himself into a musictheatre superstar, television performer, actor, cabaret specialist and big-band entertainer. It’s the smile, skill, voice and determination to push into new territory. As shown with his current project showcasing legendary composers whose songs shaped a whole generation. Normie Rowe performs on Sunday, 4pm at the Ballina RSL. $35. www.ballinarsl.com.au.
MATT’S MENAISSANCE Former top session guitarist turned singer/ songwriter and producer Matt Hanley is about to release his debut Album Menaissance on 15 September at The Court House Hotel in Mullumbimby. The opening Track Cobs of Corn was written while Matt was living in Coorabell and was nominated as Australian best blues song (Chain Awards) in 2017. Matt has been nominated as Independent Country Music Association of Australia Record Producer of the Year 2018 for Kevin Sullivan’s multi-awardwinning album Belonging, which was recently the National Number 2 iTunes Country album edging out the likes of such artists as Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. Rhythms magazine has compared Matt’s acoustic guitar playing to Ry Cooder’s and Taj Mahal’s. His electric work has been described as ‘Beautifully expressive Jeff Beck style, rock meets jazz meets blues guitar that shines throughout’. Joining Matt for his launch will be some of his fellow mates and musos, Dave Sanders, Thierry Fossemalle, Belle Hendrik, and Glen Muirhead. After the album presentation this fine ensemble will perform a funky rhythm and blues party set to finish off the night. Local musician Mark Heazlett will also be appearing. Tickets are $20 from venue or TryBooking.com.
STORIES IN THE CLUB: Drawn from Life This month - IT’S A MAD MAD WORLD
Tales from: Shirley Nelson, Gabby le Brun Louise Harrison, Dan Sanderson Cyd Crossman and Jenni Cargill-Strong 4PM - 5.30PM Over 14 years
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GETTING DOWN WITH MS BROWN LAST WEEK SAW MULLUM MUSIC FESTIVAL’S YOUTH MENTORSHIP OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 EVENT. THE MENTORSHIP OFFERS YOUNG MUSICIANS A UNIQUE AND VERY PIVOTAL EXPERIENCE TO WORK ALONGSIDE AN INDUSTRY PEER. ALONG WITH PERFORMING AT THE FESTIVAL, SINGER/SONGWRITER SHELLY BROWN IS THE MENTOR FOR THE VOCAL COMPONENT OF THE PROGRAM. SHE SPOKE WITH THE ECHO ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO SING… Shelly, it seems every second person can sing. What is the essence of a good, or even great, voice? I’d say everyone can sing, it’s just sometimes it’s a private affair. It doesn’t always have to be public to bring a little inner joy. I’d say a part of a good or great voice might have something to do with shedding your fear. Instead of being worried about what people might think, to just practise, relax, smile occasionally and breathe. Most audiences would be thinking you can do it! so to waste any time thinking your audience is thinking pffff, my dog can sing better than that, is a pointless waste of your heart. But I guess really the essence of voice is tone. The unique tone of your voice is your signature, whatever that may be. Consider the tone of your voice when you speak with love, or hate, or anger, or whinging. And then multiply that by how much emotion you put into singing. And then practise letting that fall out of your head. What are the most common mistakes young singers make? To go back to the basics sometimes is a valuable lesson. We all want to act out and emphasise the emotion, but to just go back and nut out the notes, breath work, technique, yada yada. And just to breathe. Support your notes by filling your body like you’re about to swim. But hey, what do I know, there’re plenty of young singers out there utterly rocking it. Is it hard to find your ‘natural’ voice or is it something that is just there? This is the journey’s question, where I can’t help sounding like I’m a cliche from Byron Bay.
But, yes, I think your natural voice is there; sometimes you just gotta go the long way round to find what was there at the start and to trust it. You can do this in a bunch of ways. I could list twenty of varying comfort levels to journey around your personal vocal awareness… singing lessons, songwriting, yoga, toning, screaming while skydiving, getting drunk at karaoke, choirs, studying instruments, turning the TV off and putting music on, singing in the car, open mic nights… I really loathe the contemporary style of singing, which makes women sound like breathy little girls. It sounds a bit pornographised to me. Are there fashions in the way people sing in the industry? What’s with that weird vocal style? I think I would technically call that singing with a high larynx with lots of air to soften your sound. High, open, soft – yeah? It actually takes a surprising amount of energy to sustain that business, while making it seem like dejected under-singing. I don’t dislike it, but I really do like singers who are dynamic. I guess some people find their strength and stick to it like butter on toast. When a Jack Johnson song comes on the radio, you know it’s him, and that’s working out for him pretty well. I’m not sure I’d call it a fashion. Rikkie Lee Jones was my queen of that open, high, clear-as-a-bell sound, and she was cooking with gas before I was born. Pornographised make me laugh! Singing with a husky, airy, sexy tone has been going on for a long time! Happy Birthday Mr President! But yeah, I know what you mean. One of my Year 12 students told me her (male) music school teacher said to sing her song ‘more sexily’. I almost had a fit at how inappropriate I thought that was. I encourage students to sing love songs for their family, or for something they love and to be diverse in their range of abilities. If you could give a young singer five songs to practise on what would they be and why? Ernie – Fat Freddy’s Drop – to teach the minor pentatonic scale, to encourage improvisation over a simple progression, to loosen up and breathe.
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Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan – to smack that minor pentatonic like you mean it, to bring your inner black woman out, to get your funk on, to make you dance like a nutcase around my studio. All I Do – Stevie Wonder – So you know who Stevie Wonder is, to get you in the groove, to get you singing hard, fun descending vocal lines, ’cause walking down Mt Warning is easier than walking up it. Something jazzy… like Willow Weep for Me – ’cause I heard Laura Nobel sing it a while ago and the blues oozing from her still makes me weak. You gotta get into some blues, and the blues scale so you may as well go to a hard song with a fun teacher and work your way back. And a fifth song? Something the young singer adores with their heart and soul. Because they know it, it has shaped them and been a sound track to their life. And in teaching it to me they learn to trust themselves a little more. How did you start singing? Was it innate to you? Did you know you could sing? I sang with my family. I grew up jamming around the table after dinner. We had a bizarre repertoire of The Clancy Brothers, John Williamson, and Bernard Bolan. Who are the singers who influenced you? My dad and his music collection (mainly guitar-based folk singers – James Taylor, Crosby Stills and Nash). I remember the first time I heard Tori Amos singing Cornflake Girl and I was smitten. And Di Franco and her quirk and twang, Michael Franti’s rapping back in the day. More recently? Goddamn, did you hear Harry James Angus sing Struggle With Glory? Dan Sultan’s rawness, The California Honeydrops, Mama Kin’s honesty, Hatz Fitz and Cara… Claire Anne Taylor breaks me every time. What happens when you step into a song? Do you go to the deep places every time? Is it important to do that when you are singing? I don’t go into the same deep place every time I step into a song, but it’s fun to go somewhere. Being given people’s time and space to make your musical offering is a pretty special gift. So acknowledging that by getting into the intent of the song is usually appreciated and can be enjoyable. How do you keep a song ‘fresh’ when you have sung it many many times? Improvise, express yourself, express your day and your heart – what have your learnt, what do you love? Rearrange it, mash it into another song, do a cartwheel, sing it in Spanish, learn it on a new instrument, play it on an old instrument, change the tense, sing it to your dog. What song do you most love singing? I wrote a song called Blackbird, which brings me a lot of joy. I’m proud of it. I’m proud of the lyrics and I mean every word. I sang it for my mum and dad at my dinner table when it was new. And I can see them smiling at me when I sing it. Why did you decide to be a mentor for Mullum Music Fest? For two reasons: I love teaching singing and helping people believe in themselves, and because I adore Mullum Music Fest. This glorious crew have worked their patooties off making this festival flourish and I am honoured to be a part of the team, be involved, spend time with them, learn from them, and just get in to it. They had me at Hello. What should we expect for your shows at Mullum? This year I applied solo. Just me and my little guitar are going to sing our little hearts out. I’ll perform some extremely stripped-back soul songs from my previous album (available under my maiden name Hughes from Vitamin Music), and a veritable bucket load of newer folky, soul songs. Shelly Brown is a featured performer and a mentor for Mullum Music Festival. To see the whole lineup and to buy tickets go to mullummusicfest.com.
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ADDICTED TO WHITEBEAR Whitebear’s sound is a blend of mid-tempo breaks and foot-to-the-floor stompers, drenched in psychedelia and futuristic sound design. Pioneering a new breed of mid-tempo progressive beats, he is at the forefront of this hybrid monster, and his own unique brand of slow and low psychedelic beats is guaranteed to get any dance floor moving. Whitebear has a particular addiction to mangling samples into twisted sounds, coupling and contrasting them with infectious arpeggiations, and finally setting the mood in stone with an earthy, groovy bass. Come on the journey with Whitebear at The Byron Bay Brewery on Thursday. Free before 7pm, $10 after.
KATCHAFIRE HEADLINES ISLAND VIBE Island Vibe host more than 80 shows over four stages. Headline act NZ power band Katchafire released their highly anticipated fifth studio album Legacy this year and within hours it hit #1 on the New Zealand iTunes album chart and #1 on the USA iTunes Reggae chart! This latest album is exciting and fresh with messages of love, hope, togetherness, and family, featuring 12 brand-new songs that the boys worked on over their extremely busy touring schedule, bringing you vibes, sounds, and harmonies you expect from the brothers of the ‘Fire with some brand-new feels and flavours sprinkled in the recipe’. Catch the all-Maori reggae band with their pure classic sound delivering hands down one of the most authentic reggae shows around. Island Vibe at the glorious Stradbroke Island, 25–28 October. For full program and ticket information go to www.islandvibe.com.au.
TIX ON SALE FOR FALLS Flying past the quarter-century mark and making a fearless leap into its 26th year, Falls Festival lets loose with another ecstatic excuse to join thousands of friends old and new at Australia’s best New Years party! With an all-star lineup landing among the glittering sunsets, cobalt coastlines, and disco docklands of Australia’s heartland, artists from across Australia and around the world are primed to transform our rolling natural amphitheatres and inner-city stages this summer. Underneath the Falls hood you’ll find: world-class music, creative installations, visual-arts performances, popup bars and beer gardens, passouts all festival long, thoughtful camping facilities, comedy clubs, daily beach access, glorious gourmet fare, makers’ markets, local traders, beauty parlours and even a bit of downface dog with holistic yoga! Headline acts are Anderson, Pa ak & The Free Nationals, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Vance Joy, ChVrches, Hilltop Hoods, Toto, Interpol, 88Rising feat Rich Briani, Joji, and a whole heap more. From 31 Dec till 2 January at the Byron Parklands. To find out what’s on offer go to fallsfestival.com and get in fast to get your ticket! Sales are open from 8am on Thursday. Get on, otherwise you might just miss out!
MERRY ON GUITAR THE BYRON GUITAR FESTIVAL IS JUST A MONTH AWAY AND TUNING UP FOR SOME EPIC PLAYING IS STEVE MERRY OF THE FUMES. Steve doesn’t really like talking about music that much, because, well, to be plain, he just plays the fuck out of it. The Fumes have been his go-to music act since he was in his 20s. Merry is in his 40s and the Fumes have grown and adapted with the man. Initially deeply rooted in punk stylings with Joel Battersby, who departed from the musical partnership six years ago, these days the Fumes are still indie rock but they’re not in any hurry. Fumes has teamed up with drummer Pete Wilkins to reignite The Fumes
as a two-piece that’s less about blistering rock and more about the groove of a funk band. ‘We just sit in the pocket,’ says Merry. ‘It’s a lot less structure. I really enjoy it.’ I ask about their sessions together. Steve’s pretty matter of fact. He’s not a dude who talks it up. ‘Pete comes over, we have a few beers, then we start jamming and then we go home.’ That’s probably the most honest answer I’ve had to that question in the 17 years of interviewing musicians.
The Byron Guitar festival is about celebrating the incredible guitarists and their incredible guitars. So what’s Steve’s six-string soft spot? ‘I play an Ibanez Thinline Telecaster. But I’m not a gear nerd.’ So who’s his guitar hero? ‘Lightning Hopkins. He’s an old blues player. A legend.’ Catch the Fumes when Steve Merry takes his Telecaster to the task with Wilkins’s drums. Byron Guitar Festival – 6 and 7 October at the Byron Brewery. Tix at www.byronbayguitarfestival.com.
DAISY STAINS The Stained Daisies are doing an Australian tour and are playing at the Great Northern Hotel in Byron on Saturday. In celebration of their new single Try To Relax, The Stained Daisies are once again traversing the east coast of Australia playing at a number of their favourite stomping grounds and watering holes. Catch them when they drop in to the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday. 9pm. Free.
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VIRGIN SACRIFICE The latest crop of Stand Up Comedy Virgins are ready for their five minutes of fame! After six weeks of intensive training and a hell of a lot of over-sharing, some of the region’s brightest and boldest are lining up to see if they have what it takes to bring a smile to your dial! Standup comedy as an offering at the Byron Community College is now in its 22nd year and with more than 1,500 graduating students it’s become something of a cult event! MC Mandy Nolan. Tix are $10/15 and are available online www.mandynolan.com.au.
MAD WORLD A year in, Stories in the Club are on a roll. This month’s theme for tellers is It’s a Mad Mad World. Storytellers include Gabby Le Brun, who has a Masters in Drama, majoring in Contemporary Performance and currently a member of the Cassettes Flashmob troupe. Her most recent role was in Bangalow Theatre Company Little Shop of Horrors. Cyd Crossman has lived for 19 years in the Byron Shire. She is a visual/performance artist, a certified sexological bodyworker, a somatic sex educator, realist, workshop facilitator, speaker, and MC. Her story engages with the way unexpected events can be the catalyst for extraordinary creative expression to manage madness. Dan Sanderson, who was one of the presenters on popular Men’s Show on Bay FM. Shirley Nelson arrived in Byron Bay in 1970; an Englishtrained nursing sister, she was appointed as matron of Byron Hospital. She immediately began transforming the hospital and healthcare across the region. Her story is about an old man who had a wish and a dream. Louise Harrison is the president of Toastmasters and coaches young speakers in the Gavaliers Club and will share her journey through post-natal depression. Jenni Cargill-Strong, curator of the event, will share short fables and folktales on the topic. Sunday at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services at 4–5.30pm. Entry $10.
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Hey it’s Popup Comedy at the Bangalow Bowlo! Mandy Nolan’s new Popup Comedy is a comedy night with a twist featuring S Sorrensen and five tried-and-tested local comedians. S Sorensen is a local comedian himself, worth his salt, having been a performing comedian for almost 20 years. S’s ongoing midlife crisis is the comedy gift that just keeps giving, providing endless material for his sharp comedy mind to translate into hilarious gags for his audiences. Supporting S are five talented local comedians. These aren’t first-timers; these are artists, hardened comedians who know how to write a joke and to deliver a punchline. It’ll be a laugh a minute with this crew that includes RAW comedy QLD state finalist Lisa Sharpe, Bay FM’s Danny Salfield, Byron’s most famous recently retired cab driver and host of Sticky Wicket Comedy, Rudi, the dry self-deprecation of Brisbane-based Dooney and the recent winner of the Sticky Wicket Open Mic Competition, John Peacock! Hosted by Mandy Nolan, one half of the national smash hit touring show Women Like Us. Bringing it back to Bangas! Thursday 20 September 8pm. $10 at the door or mandynolan.com.au
The Shakti Women’s Empowerment Festival will be held on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September at The Byron Theatre. The Shakti Women’s Empowerment Festival is an initiative of ARD (Australia) Inc, a local charity that has been supporting women in rural India since 2005. Currently they are running a Reproductive and Child Health program and they have since established eight literacy centres for adolescent girls who otherwise would receive no formal education. The Shakti Women’s Empowerment Festival is happening at the Byron Theatre and includes a concert of women artists: Meninas da Lua, Sarah Temporal (Poet), Parissa Bouas, Sharny Russell, Clancy Menzies, Sophie Ozard, The Loveys and Abbie Cardwell. Over the weekend panels will explore art, environmental justice and classical dance. This is a great opportunity to explore, celebrate and promote women’s empowerment and to bring active awareness of the insight, capacity, and strengths of women in our society today, while at the same time supporting a local program that is empowering women in rural India. www.weiv-india.org.
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It’s springtime for poets in Byron with the Writers at the Rails spring show on Sunday afternoon. The features will be popular ‘from the jungles of Lillian Rock’ poet Christine Strelan and newcomer Murwillumbah performance poet Sarah Temporal. Show starts around 2pm with open readings and ends with a poetry slam. Free entry.
Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. Her new book Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood – a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. With razor-sharp insight, Sisonke Msimang reflects candidly on growing up stateless, the naive, heady euphoria of returning at last to her parents’ homeland – and her disillusionment with present-day South Africa and its new elites. Sisonke is a bold new voice on feminism, race and politics – in her beloved South Africa, in Australia, and around the world. She is in conversation with Russell Eldrige for the Byron Writers Festival at the SAE Theatre on Thursday at 6pm. Tix are $10 or free for Byron Writers Festival members. Bookings to byronwritersfestival.com.au.
HURFORD HARDWOOD PORTRAIT PRIZE The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is back for another
WINNER OF THE 2016 MATILDA FOR BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION Viral is a story about Art and Zane, two boys who seek to attain internet ‘fame’ in order to become more popular at school and to make some money. It examines the role of social media and technology and how it affects the way we record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse, and violence in our community. It investigates the line between dissociation and raising awareness about such events. Inspired by true events, Viral uses physical theatre, multiple rolesharing, verbatim, political theatre, AV, and an evocative musical score to create a visceral and dynamic theatrical experience. Viral was inspired by a number of true events and broader societal changes facing all of us. The show explores desensitisation, responsibility, and the role of social media in our modern world,’ said directors and performers Hayden Jones and Sam Foster. ‘During the development of Viral we engaged with various demographics and cultural groups on the Gold Coast to hear a diverse cross-section of perspectives concerning the themes and issues in the play. This process, along with our own research, raised many interesting ethical and moral questions about the role of technology, the internet and the media. ‘We wanted to create a show that raised these themes and issues in an interesting and thought-provoking way by combining episodic action that is held together by a strong narrative.’ Viral is an example of Shock Therapy Productions’ signature style of doing as much as possible with as little as possible.
NORPA at Lismore City Hall, Wednesday 12 September, 7.30pm $25–36, www.norpa.org.au or 1300 066 722. Ages 13+
A BOOK ABOUT PEOPLE POWER SAYING NO TO CSG Communities around the world are standing up to mining companies to try to stop coal seam gas mining. It heralds return to a belief that people can make a difference. One person who knows this to be true is John Watts, who has penned his battle in Gloucester. And guess what? They won. On 4 February 2016 gas giant AGL issued a media release telling the world that it was going to abandon plans to construct a 310-well gasfield in the beautiful countryside just to the south of the township of Gloucester, NSW. Thus ended a long and sometimes bitter battle between the Gloucester community on the one side and AGL and a complicit state government on the other. Retired barrister John Watts has now written a book that tells his own story of that battle and how Gloucester residents
year, and on display at the Lismore Regional Gallery until 23 September. For the first time the award is open to all media, meaning the finalists on display incorporate sculpture, video, photography and of course painting and drawing. This year the prize was judged by the director of the Art Gallery of NSW, Dr Michael Brand. In naming the winner of the work, Nicole Kelly, Dr Brand cited the artist’s various influences including Pierre Bonnard and Grace Cossington Smith. Kelly’s work, Jumaadi + Clouds + Rain, which now enters the gallery’s permanent collection, is of Indonesian-Australian artist Jumaadi. The painting depicts references to Jumaadi’s landscape paintings, as well as his practice of shadow puppetry. Also on display is a major solo exhibition by local Bundjalung artist Albert (Digby) Moran. Moran was born in Ballina and raised on Cabbage Tree Island, and is one of the region’s most highly regarded artists. His life is divided into two parts: before he started painting, and after. He worked in agriculture, and even as a boxer with Jimmy Sharman’s boxers, before he turned his hand to painting. In 1991 he undertook an art course through TAFE that launched his career as an artist. Painting provided a vehicle to express his stories with a strong focus on his time at Cabbage Tree Island. He says, ‘Those were my happiest years growing up there’. As a storyteller, Moran accesses traditions passed on to him by his paternal grandfather, using this as his inspiration to paint and express his Bundjalung heritage. Moran’s studio was badly affected by the 2017 Lismore floods and he lost most of his materials and much work. This exhibition is the result of a burst of creativity Moran has undergone since the floods, and will be a true celebration of an artist with undeterred resilience. Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery On show until 23 September used ‘people power’ to fight and finally defeat AGL and the government. The book is titled The Town that Said NO to AGL. How Gloucester was saved from coal seam gas. The book contains a foreword by Peter Hannam, environment editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, in which he writes: ‘… John Watts’s timely book explains the motivation and plots the unstinting efforts of a bunch of volunteers in the small town of Gloucester’. ‘Their group, Groundswell Gloucester, took on AGL energy, one of Australia’s oldest companies, and a firm long used to getting its own way, particularly in the state where it was founded, NSW. ‘Against the odds, Groundswell won, heading off a plan to puncture the verdant upper Manning River with what would have been hundreds of coal seam gas wells linked by a steel lattice of pipes and pumps. ‘Just how they succeeded will be of interest to other communities (and other developers).’ To find out more about the book look online at thetownthatsaidnotoagl.com.
ART BY KIDS I love kids’ art. Kids still have the ability, and the permission, to use art as a medium to communicate ideas without this idea that you have to be ‘an artist’ to do so. The Byron Community Primary School present their annual Art Fair this coming Saturday, a wonderful community event that sees student art displays, activities, face painting and some really amazing recycled art. The students have been exploring natural and recycled material as subject matter for their artwork to make 2D and 3D pieces. The idea behind many of the artworks is awareness and highlighting of environmental issues and impact of plastic usage in our modern lives. Students have created fun pieces to raise awareness and create change.
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BY JOHN CAMPBELL E N T E R T A I N M E N T MILE 22 The blood-splattered uberaction flick has evolved in recent times, to the point that we now have not just bullet-proof blokes but also pretty young women blowing people’s brains out with automatic assault rifles that never run out of ammo. But that’s not to say that this isn’t a really good brain-strain movie, despite its manic flow, overdone hand-held closeups and countless gunshot victims. Set mostly in a city of an unnamed Asian country (but filmed in Bogota), we have Mark Wahlberg as James Silva, an aggressive, trash-
talking Special Operations agent with a tragic family history. He is given the task of delivering a defector with a secret code (Iko Uwais – a real-life martial arts champion in Indonesia) to an airstrip, from where he will be flown to the safety of the US. Wahlberg, usually finding himself in more humble or comic parts, does not quite fit the macho bill, but his likability sees him through (that and the bad guys’ inability to shoot straight). In any case, director Peter Berg, with whom he collaborated on Patriots Day (2016), is more interested in
maximising bang for buck with stunts and sfx. And he succeeds admirably, with drone x-ray images, brilliantly executed car and bike chases and clinically choreographed fight sequences – although Uwais’s rumble with his guards might be considered a tad excessive, even for those mouth-breathers who love violence. What is worrying is the moral compass that guides Silva and his boss Bishop (John Malkovich) – there is none. They operate in a lawless environment where ‘whatever it takes’ is the only code they go by to beat the
thin out, after mostly being crammed into the first act, there is a poignant story that looks at the emotional and psychological crises encountered by four women coping with arriving at a certain age. Attempting to
re-energise their sexuality without necessarily yielding to society’s obsession with denying the passage of the years (contrast Jane Fonda’s worked-on face with Diane Keaton’s wrinkles), their amorous adventures are treated with amusement but not mockery by director and co-writer Bill Holderman. Diane, a widow, Vivian, the glamorous owner of fivestar hotels, divorcee Sharon, a federal judge, and Carol, married but in a rut (Keaton, Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen), meet every month at their book club. Vivian’s insistence that they read Fifty Shades of Grey is initially scoffed at, but the ladies are turned on by it and determine to follow its
enemy (Russia – which is back in vogue as the evil state). Only belatedly is there an attempt to link the anarchy and slaughter to human emotions when it is revealed who has been most affected by the killing of an 18-yearold in a previous mission. The intrigue keeps you watching and an ending out of left field ensures that you will hurry back for the sequel.
BOOK CLUB Typically, the funniest scenes in this sweet-natured, oldies’ rom-com had been given away in a trailer that, in hindsight, tended to diminish the movie’s more thoughtful intent. For when the naughty saucy jokes
erotic lead. The humour is risqué but hardly offensive – a Viagra sight-gag brought the house down – and the predictability of the script is lifted by a terrific cast. These are wonderful actresses and, each given equal time, they are flawless in their parts, with Keaton suggesting Annie Hall decades-on and Bergen unafraid to be the frumpy one (but classy, too). It is, however, yet another dose of Hollywood selling us the idea that the problems of a group of self-absorbed, attractive people enjoying perfectly sunny, ice-creamy lives in fabulous big homes really do amount to more than a hill of beans. A party of coiffed and frocked-up biddies, clearly having got stuck into the Chardies at luncheon beforehand, cackled all the way through the session I attended, which enhanced the experience no end and, with an astutely compiled soundtrack of golden oldies (including Hot Chocolate’s horny You Sexy Thing and Roxy Music’s More Than This), the outing was a lot more rewarding than I anticipated.
STARS BY LILITH
ARIES: The yearly wheel circling into its beginagain cycle is always a spritzy time for the zodiac’s first sign, brimming with fresh starts and new shoots of opportunity to inspire you. Mars in its present placement can be a workaholic no-funster, so don’t ignore the feast Venus is spreading on this week’s table of delights.
TAURUS: Nothing says luxurious indulgence more alluringly than Venus in Libra, and about time too. So many planets in reverse recently has meant a lot of background revision on projects and relationships; now Mars moves forward in earthy Capricorn and so do you as life, love, and the universe reboot. GEMINI: The first week of September feels like a new dawn at the end of winter’s tunnel: shaking off old skins and shattering stale patterns. What to expect? A fluffing of feathers and reset of your personal GPS, along with possible work perks, renewed heart flutters and a pleasant business/ pleasure mix. CANCER: Planetary retrogrades can feel like the equivalent of cosmic colonics as buried feelings release emotional debris. But their backwards/ forwards dance isn’t dissimilar to a crabwalk: as in move, pause, go ahead, slow down, stop, change direction… Now, dadaaah! – this week soothes sore spots, tickles your funny bone and refloats your love boat. LEO: With communication principal Mercury in the sign of the Lion, this week’s alive with the sound of Leo opinions and preferences. So remember that life doesn’t just happen to you, Majesties: it responds to you. You’ve got the floor, and what you say will be what you get, especially during lateweek Leo moon. VIRGO: Energetic Mars and taskmaster Saturn, planets of push and achievement in the sign of productivity, bring results and rewards this week. So take a break to relax, receive, enjoy a birthday, celebrate the seasonal shift or weekend new moon in your sign. You know what they say about all work and no play…
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SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND WHILE VIRGO’S VERNAL MONTH BRINGS NEW GROWTH, VENUS GETS BUSY WITH A SEASONAL REVAMP… LIBRA: Currently juggling your scales to balance Mars on one side pushing to get stuff done, while Venus on the other just wants to have fun? Since you play by Venusian rules as defined by uber-Libran Oscar Wilde, who could resist anything except temptation; this week’s artful hanky panky is just your delicious cup of bubbly. SCORPIO: Backstage growth and changes simmering away during recent planetary hibernations have produced some seismic mind shifts and life-altering revelations. Now Mercury in the sign of entrepreneurs directs the results of this inner dialogue into outer expression. Tune into the external brain, or hive mind, to expand your visibility and credibility.
SAGITTARIUS: After dancing in the flames of last month’s testing, trying and tricky obstacle course, this week serene Venus gentles your internal weather for a measure of what astrologer Hunter Reynolds calls interpersonal ease. What might that look like? Rebalancing, restoration, pleasing agreements and some ripening energies now ready for a reveal. CAPRICORN: You’ve backtracked over old ground, retreated, reflected, recalibrated: now motivating Mars and hardworking Saturn stride forward in Capricorn to press your Reset switch. And Venus in the sign of dynamic duos asks: Why go it alone? This week supports creative collaboration and exploring strategies for turning competitors into allies. AQUARIUS: In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s not possible to force anything during soulsearching, solutionfinding retrograde cycles, which insist on snipping or retying loose threads and completing unfinished business. This week recommends the small steps of censoring self-limiting language, and when something breaks down being open to what steps up. PISCES: As action planet Mars blazes full steam ahead, Saturn advises spending more time with partners and friends who reflect back to you who you really are, rather than supporting your old stories or social media profile – those not-always-comfortable companions who hold you accountable to being your best self.
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Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS, THE STAGE 2PM SOCIAL NEW VOGUE DANCING, 7PM URBAN STONE
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Q LULU’S, MULLUMBIMBY 11AM JAMES MCQ
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Q ST MARTIN’S, MULLUMBIMBY 7PM HOUSE OF BLISS KIRTAN
Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9PM PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS + ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS + THE SQUIDLICKERS
Q MURWILLUMBAH SERVICES CLUB 7.30PM THE MUSTANGS
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Q RIVERVIEW HOTEL, MURWILLUMBAH 8PM MARSHALL OKELL
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Q TYALGUM MUSIC FESTIVAL
Q HOTEL ILLAWONG, EVANS HEAD 8.30PM BLAKBOI DUO
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Q ROCHDALE THEATRE, GOONELLABAH 7.30PM COSI
Q SALT BAR, KINGSCLIFF 8.30PM THE DIRTY CHANNEL DUO
Q MARY G’S, LISMORE ISAAC FRANKHAM BAND
Q CLUB MULLUM, MULLUMBIMBY 4PM STORIES IN THE CLUB – IT’S A MAD, MAD WORLD
Q HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY MARSHALL OKELL
Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8PM AKOVA
Q KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL 7PM MATTY ROGERS
Q THE GOLLAN HOTEL, LISMORE 6PM TERRA MATER, COMMON ENEMY, MASOCHIST, UNBOUND + MORE
Q MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 3PM JAM
Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MATTY ARMITAGE
Q CLUB LENNOX 4PM OOZ
Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8PM JASON DELPHIN
Q BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM OPEN MIC WITH HARRY NICHOLS
Q LISMORE WORKERS CLUB LISMORE PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
Q BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM LIVE MUSIC, 9PM NOCTURNAL TAPES & GUESTS Q BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM DANIEL CORDERO EXHIBITION + FERGO & THE BURDEN + BLAC CARNIVALE Q BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM ANDY IRONS: KISSED BY GOD – FINAL BYRON ENCORE Q THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM DJ KYLE WALKER, 9.30PM OOZ
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Q HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM BURGER JOINT
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Sunday 16 September, 3.00pm Full $40 | BMS Member/Conc $35 | Student U18 $10
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Q BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM THE DARKBLUE GRASS
Q BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 9.30AM THE PICTURE HOUSE CHOIR
Q THE GOLLAN HOTEL, LISMORE 6.30PM CUBAN DANCE CLASSES
Q BALLINA B-SPACE 5PM JAM NIGHT
Q TWIN TOWNS TWEED HEADS, THE SHOWROOM 11AM LONNIE LEE – THE STAGE 11.30AM LINE DANCING WITH RUSSELL HINTON, 3.30PM SOCIAL NEW VOGUE DANCING, 7PM MOON MARTIN
Q KINGSCLIFF BEACH BOWLS 10AM THE DUKES Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS, THE SHOWROOM 11AM & 7PM PHANTOM THREAD – THE STAGE 2.30PM LINE DANCING WITH RUSSELL HINTON, 6.30PM MARK WILSON’S DANCE NIGHT
Q RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY JAMIE ASHFORTH
Q HALL UNDER BYRON GYM 6.45PM NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA Q WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM YEWSDAY LIVE DJS Q BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM OPEN MIC WITH SLIM PICKENS Q BANGALOW BOWLO 6PM SALSA CLASSES
Q THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM JAKE & ANDY Q BANGALOW BOWLO 6.30PM SWING CLASSES Q LISMORE CITY HALL NORPA 7.30PM VIRAL Q OPEN MIC LIVE LISMORE MUSIC LOUNGE Q LISMORE SCU THE DECK & LOUNGE 6PM LARRY LAUGHS LOUD COMEDY NIGHT
Q NEW BRIGHTON FARMERS MARKET 8AM ELENA B WILLIAMS DUO Q MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 7PM TRIVIA Q KINGSCLIFF BEACH BOWLS 7PM PM KINGY COMEDY MC MANDY NOLAN SUPPORT ROBERT GRAYSON FEATURE CHRIS RADBURN
Q TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS THE SHOWROOM 11AM STEPHEN FISHERKING – THE STAGE 12.30PM FLOORBURNERS, 4PM POINT BLANK, 7.30PM DANCE ON Q COOLANGATTA HOTEL 6PM OPEN MIC
SATURDAY 8 SEPT 9AM–3PM
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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 ACCOUNTANT BANGALOW + BYRON BAY The Office Accountants & Business Advisors ...66872960 DISCOUNT BOOKKEEPING /TAX & BAS Agent. MYOB, XERO, QBO ................................0414 500640
ACCOUNTS & BOOKINGS: 6684 1777
INDEX Accountants & Bookkeepers ......................................46 Acupuncture .......................................................................46 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration .............................46 Antennas & Installation ................................................46 Antiques / Restoration ..................................................46 Appliance Repair ..............................................................46 Architects .............................................................................46 Automotive .........................................................................46 Bathroom Renovations .................................................46 Blinds, Awnings, Curtains, Shutters........................46 Bricklaying ..........................................................................46 Building Trades .................................................................46 Bush Regen & Weed Control .......................................46 Carpet Cleaning ................................................................47 Chimney Sweeping .........................................................47 Chiropractic ........................................................................47 Cleaning ...............................................................................47 Computer Services ..........................................................47 Concreting & Paving .......................................................47 Decks, Patios & Extensions..........................................47 Dentists .................................................................................47 Design & Drafting ............................................................47 Driveway Maintenance .................................................47 Earthmoving & Excavation..........................................47 Electricians ..........................................................................47 Fencing..................................................................................48 Film Production ................................................................48 Floor Sanding & Polishing ...........................................48 Garage Doors .....................................................................48 Garden & Property Maintenance .............................48 Garden Design...................................................................48 Gas Suppliers .....................................................................48 Glaziers .................................................................................48 Graphic Design..................................................................48 Guttering..............................................................................48 Handypersons ...................................................................48 Health ....................................................................................48 Hire..........................................................................................48 Ironing ...................................................................................48 Kitchens ................................................................................48 Landscape Design ...........................................................48 Landscaping ......................................................................48 Laundry Services ..............................................................48 Lighting ................................................................................48 Locksmith ............................................................................48 Office Services ...................................................................48 Osteopathy .........................................................................49 Painting ................................................................................49 Pest Control ........................................................................49 Photography ......................................................................49 Physiotherapy ...................................................................49 Picture Framing ................................................................49 Plastering.............................................................................49 Plumbers ..............................................................................49 Printing & Copying Services .......................................49 Removalists.........................................................................49 Roofing..................................................................................49 Rubbish Removal .............................................................49 Scrap Metal Merchants .................................................49 Septic Systems...................................................................49 Sewing & Alterations......................................................49 Solar Installation ..............................................................50 Swimming Pools ...............................................................50 Tiling ......................................................................................50 Tree Services ......................................................................50 Upholstery...........................................................................50 Valuers ..................................................................................50 Veterinary Surgeons ......................................................50 Water Cartage ....................................................................50 Water Filters .......................................................................50 Water Tanks & Tank Cleaning .....................................50 Welding .................................................................................50 Window Tinting .................................................................50
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BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Affordable bathroom renovations are our speciality. From a simple makeover, to a total transformation, we deliver on our guarantee of workmanship and price.
ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE M Collis..................................................66842559 ACUPUNCTUREâ€“TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE. Mary-Ellen Young .................0403 477972
AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION
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6680 9394 AU 37088
â€“ Sales â€“ Installation â€“ Repairs â€“ All Commercial Refrigeration â€“ Residential & Commercial Airconditioning â€“ Coolroom Design & Construction â€“ Freezer Rooms
Mullumbimby Refrigeration & Airconditioning Services 14 Manns Road, Mullumbimby
Lic: 299433C ARC: AU40492
0410 534 081
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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
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
ANTENNAS & INSTALLATION
BRICK/BLOCK LAYING Contractors. Lic 291958C. Phone Mark ........................................0409 444268 SEARLEâ€™S BRICK & BLOCK LAYING. Contact Tom.........................................................0487 947237
0439 624 945
02 66 804 173 Friendly Reliable Prompt Local
Digital TV ALL Antenna Installations & Repairs ALL Electrical Work
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Award Winning Builders â€¢ Renovations â€¢ Extensions â€¢ New Homes Darren Paxton
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Master Builders Licence No.94573C
1300 095 393
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CALL BRETT 0414 542 019
JP DIGITAL ANTENNAS Reception problems, new antennas, extra TV points, all areas .....0432 289705 BYRON ANTENNA SERVICE Call me first for fast service. Richard ..................................0401 190960
ANTIQUES / RESTORATION FURNITURE RESTORATION Old/antique, 40+ yrs exp. erwinfurniturerestoration.com ...0412 528454
APPLIANCE REPAIR DIGITAL ELECTRONICS REPAIR & SERVICE TV. Audio. Antennas .......... 66843575 or 0414 922786 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 FRANK STEWART ARCHITECT Reg. 6075. www.frankstewart.com.au............................66856984 FABRICA JOINERY Quality kitchens/timber doors/windows. Lic 244652C .........................66808162 OCEANARC ARCHITECTS Reg. 6042 www.oceanarc.com.au ..............................................66855001 BUILDER CARPENTER Extensions, renos, new homes, insurance, all jobs. Lic 19953 .......... 0403 458177
CARPENTER/JOINER Lic 39791 Decks, studios, pergolas etc Paul Varendorff ..66845035 or 0414 842602 BUILDER Renovations, maintenance, 30yrs exp. mchughdesign.com.au Lic 29792C....0408 663420 CARPENTER. Insured & qualified. Homes, extensions, decks, free quotes. Lic 231104C..0431 674377 CARPENTER. Quality work - all jobs. Lic No 296706C ....................................................0421 448182 BUILDERS SKILLS, carpenters rates. 25 years exp. Lic No. R84001. Ph Greg .................0422 069632
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LEGENDARY OFFROAD TYRES
TP CONSTRUCTION Deck & patio specialists. Great results and prices. Lic No 253288C ..0404 123285
BUSH REGENERATION & WEED CONTROL
Native bush regeneration, tree planting and weed control. Fully insured and qualified with more than 12 yearsâ€™ local experience. Free property assessments and quotes.Â
Call Ross Faithfull 0409 157 695 a/h 6687 2948 Â Â e: firstname.lastname@example.org
BAYSIDE RADIATORS Windscreens & air-con. Billinudgel. AU29498 .................................66802444 WEED CONTROL SPECIALIST Lawns - bindii weeds .....................................................0418 110714
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Service Directory Sanctuary Services
Truck Mounted Machine
TENDER LOVING CARE Specialising in household carpet cleaning Speedy Drying
Kevin & Margaret Bower FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!
(02) 6684 1001
Green & Clean Carpet and upholstery cleaning, urine extraction, rust removal, heavy traffic areas, deodorising and sanitation.
Cleans deeply, dries in 1-2 hours
Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa
0408 232 066
Local, home and hosting support services:
cleaning, bookings, linen, restocking, listing management and property management. Flexible to your needs and requirements
email@example.com 0410 630 042 DONE & DUSTED CLEANING Going the extra mile, professional, dependable...............0498 731447 DETAILED STEAM CLEANING Natural products. Bathrooms, kitchens, spring cleans .0410 723601 BYRON & BEYOND CLEANING Brunswick to Ballina & inland towns from $35ph........0451 102239 HOLIDAY CLEANERS AVAILABLE NOW! Domestic, AirBnB, last-minute. Local, exp & reliable .0421 360961
0409 799 909
various implements available for limited access projects
EARTHMOVING & PLANT HIRE Specialising in driveway construction & maintenance
â€˘ Tip trucks 3 to 12 tonne â€˘ Excavator 5 to 21 tonne â€˘ Positrack loader augers 150 to 600mm & rock grab â€˘ Driveways â€˘ Roads â€˘ Acreage clearing â€˘ House pads â€˘ Drainage â€˘ Carparks â€˘ Bush rocks â€˘ Rock walls â€˘ Competitive rates
Training & assessment: earthmoving plant & forklift â€“ nationally recognised qualiďŹ cations
0427 663 678 / 0410 056 228
STEVE BROWN EARTHMOVING
Commercial / Domestic / Insurance
Specialising in road repairs & driveways Rock walls, clearing, house shed and tank pads.
APEX CARPET CLEANING www.apexcarpetcleaning.com.au......................... Nathan 0412 926441
Augers â€“ hole boring. All general earthworks, excavators, positrack, bobcat, roller and tipper hire.
Ph: 6684 0160 Mob: 0439 840 160
BLACKS CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS AHHA member, insured. 3rd generation .....66771905
5.5 TONNE EXCAVATOR, POSITRACK & TIPPER HIRE
Whe er y Whether you need a tech m mentor, advice or just support Iâ€™m here to help
BAY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Peter Wuehr 17 Bangalow Rd Byron Bay ..............................66855282
0431 122 057
WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIRO (lowforce) 8/9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Andrew Badman...66858553 Personal tech support for bamboozled ed bip bipeds www.mygeekmate.com.au | mark@P\JHHNPDWHFRPDX HHN NP P DX
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MULLUM CHIROPRACTIC Massage & chiropractic. 110 Dalley St .....................................66841028
purely support, advice & tech mentorship
EXPERIENCED OPERATORS | FREE QUOTES 0432 299 283
5.5 tonne excavator & 12 tonne tipper
BYRON BAY CHIROPRACTIC CENTRE Bruce Campbell. 1/12 Tasman Way, A&I Estate ....66858159 MOBILE COMPUTER SUPPORT Home & business workrightcomputersupport.com.au 0422 804449 BETTER CALL SAUL The Mac Doctor. Repairs. Upgrades. Used Macs.............................0411 562111
CONCRETING & PAVING
â€˘ House washing â€˘ High pressure or soft wash â€˘ Window cleaning â€˘ Driveways, paths & roofs â€˘ Gutters & ďŹ‚yscreens â€˘ Water efďŹ cient â€˘ Free quotes Phone Joe or Helen 6687 4655 or 0412 495750
â€˘ Land clearing â€˘ Augers, rock grab &Â breaker attachments â€˘ Free quotes
Luke Jarrett â€“ 0431 329 630
Over 25 yrs local experience. All forms of concreting. â€˘ Residential Civil Industrial. â€˘ Resurfacing and rejuvenation of existing concrete. â€˘ Steel ďŹ xing & formwork.
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â€˘ Driveways â€˘ Landscaping â€˘ Rock walls â€˘ House & shed sites
PLATINUM CONCRETE 20 years experience. Free quotes. Lic 225874C. Justin ..............0458 773788
Byron Bay Excavations and Rock Walls
0434 539 979
â€˘ Window Cleaning â€˘ Screens & Tracks â€˘ Pressure Washing â€˘ House â€˘Roof â€˘ Paths â€˘ Solar
FLANAGAN CONCRETING & EXCAVATIONS. Lic No. 310498C. Ph Andrew ..................0401 968173 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 ADVANCED CONCRETE POLISHING Grind & seal, polished concrete. Shane ................0419 961708 BYRON BAY BOBCAT & TIPPER HIRE Driveways, rubbish removal. Ian.......................0412 853479 BEAU JARDIN 1.8 tonne excavator & 3 tonne tip truck .................................................0417 054443
DECKS, PATIOS & EXTENSIONS
ELECTRICIANS 24 HOUR SERVICE
THE DECK DOCTOR Sanding & refinishing, cable balustrading. Free quotes. Richard ...0407 821690 DECKS Screens & all structural landscapes. Lic no 220282C Ph Graham ........................0411 382355
0439 624 945
DENTISTS BANGALOW DENTAL In the Medical Centre Complex, Bangalow ......................................66872766
Call Glenn or Tracey 0403 428 232 or 6680 9901
Pressure cleaning Roof cleaning
Phone Oliver 0419 789 600 fullcirclerefinishing.com
Professional Cleaning Services
Holiday lets and Airbnb, residential homes and end of lease cleans, bond cleans, builders cleans etc. Friendly reliable and trustworthy local service.
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02 66 804 173 All Jobs Small or Large
GAVIN STUART & MARTIN ACKLAND Banora Seaview Dental, Banora Point
DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL
30 mins north of Ewingsdale. Open Sat. early & late appointments ................................07 55234090 LITTLE LANE DENTAL, MULLUMBIMBY ...........................................................................66842816 BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE .......................................................................66851264
JAMIE 0408 809 817
MICHAEL LEACH 100 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby .............................................................66842644
DESIGN & DRAFTING
licence no. 201775c
ELECTRICAL Steve Nicholls ph: 0455 445 343 lic: EC28753
DAVID ROBINSON DESIGN DRAFTING All Council & construction requirements ......0419 880048 BYRON ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN & DRAFTING www.beedad.com.au ...............0423 531448
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Reliable â€˘ Friendly â€˘ Professional â€˘ Fully Insured â€˘ Free Quotes â€˘ Affordable Rates Locally Owned and Operated â€˘ Quality Work with Over 10 Years Experience
Quality Exterior Refinishing
BAREFOOT BUILDING DESIGN www.barefootbuildingdesign.com..........Bob Acton 0407 787993
Window Cleaning Professionals
0474 830 401
â€˘ Augers â€˘ Rock grab
FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600
FREE QUOTES FREECALL 1800 683 838 MOBILE 0419 677 991 email@example.com COMMERCIAL, DOMESTIC, SHOPS & REAL ESTATE FULLY INSURED
6 tonne excavator 14 tonne tipper
MICHAEL SCHWAGER 108 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby ...................................................66841962
Specialising in road works, land clearing, retaining walls and general earthworks. Augers and rock grab available.
SECURITY, DATA, TV Tim Nicholls ph: 0468 384 203 lic: 000102498
firstname.lastname@example.org 20 Year+s Exp.
Specialising in Asphalt Driveways, Subdivisions, Earthworks, Carparks and all Maintenance!
0458 267 777
Jai â€“ 0467 482 948
EARTHMOVING & EXCAVATION
Michael Lamb providing Byron Shire with quality electrical services since g 1984
E: email@example.com www.mgelectricalservices.net.au E: firstname.lastname@example.orgM:M: 0417025 025 019 019 0417 Lic. 236341C
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Service Directory ELECTRICIANS (continued)
THE BYRON BAY GARDEN & LANDSCAPING COMPANY Structural Landscaping
• Paving • Stonework • Timber work • Retaining wall • Garden maintenance • Planting • Turﬁng • Mulching • Hedging • Lawns
0434 329 111
0414 905 900
Lic No: 143433C | ACRS Master Cabler A017916
North Coast news daily: HEALTH
• OTHER HEALTH RELATED SECTIONS IN THIS SERVICE DIRECTORY: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Counselling, Dentists, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy MULLUMBIMBY COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTRE 60 Stuart St...............................66841511 ACUPUNCTURE & COSMETIC MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne ...........................................66857366 MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Massage, Herbs. .............................66843002
Acreage & Residential Mowing | Gardening Non-Toxic Herbicide Spray | Brush Cutting Tip Runs | Fully Insured
MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more ........................www.mullumhire.com.au 66843003 BYRON HIRE Building & home handyman equipment hire ........ www.byronhire.com.au 66856228
0430 297 101 / 6684 5437
THE IRONING LADY Ironing Service. Suffolk Park $30/hr. Angela.................................0414 719680
Paola Landscapes Pty Ltd COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C .......................... 0439 624945 or 66804173 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 CHRIS APPEL. Ocean Shores. Lic EC 22349.....................................................................0422 607444
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
JIM LABELLE ELECTRICAL O.Shores, Mullum, Byron, Brunswick. Lic 176417C..............0415 126028 MULLUM.MOWING@gmail.com. Ride-on, large lawns & acreage. Ph Peter................0423 756394 SPINKS ELECTRICAL Lic 284939C..................................................................Call Mitch 0421 843477 GUTTERS CLEANED Solar panel cleaning, all areas, free quotes, fully insured ... 66841778 or 0405 922839 BLUE BEE ELECTRICAL 25 years experience. Lic 189508C. Call Dave ............................0429 033801 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 BUFFALO ELECTRICAL Head down since 1978. Lic No 131681C ...................................0404 308705 LEAF IT TO US Specialists in acreage mowing, garden, tree maintenance.....................0402 487213 PAUL’S MOWING Local & reliable. Mullum, Bruns, O. Shores, Byron & Bangalow.........0422 958791 A GREEN EARTH Garden restoration, maintenance, tree & rubbish removal ................0405 716552 TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVALS 4m3 trailer..............................................................0408 210772 THE BURBS MOWING All suburban mowing. Andrew .................................................0431 248888 BYRON BAY BRUSH CUTTING Acreage mowing, garden detailing, insured. Gyan .........0402 728207 WINTER SPECIAL. Acreage mowing $50 hr. Insured.....................................................0402 728207
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D HINGED Kitchens & Joinery. Lic 283553C. www.hinged.com.au ....................... Dave 0409 843689 ABOVEBOARD KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & ALTERATIONS Lic 80677C ...................0415 661814
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 SHANE TURNER LANDSCAPES 25 yrs exp. Creative, reliable & affordable ...................0418 688171 VARENDORFF LANDSCAPES Dip. Lscape Des & Hort. Ryde College Lic 39791..66845035 or 0414 842602
POOLSAFE GLASS FENCING
GLASS & ALUMINIUM POOL FENCING PROFESSIONALS 0499 178 297 email@example.com
GARDEN DESIGN GAS SUPPLIERS
BYRON & BEYOND FENCING Any fence, any time, prompt quotes....... 66804766 or 0416 424256 EDL FENCING Installations & repairs. Prompt service ............................. 66771852 or 0432 107262
FILM, EDIT, PRODUCE. All Projects. Phone Marcus ......................................................0425 747769
FLOOR SANDING & POLISHING
THE FLOOR SANDER non-toxic finishes. Free quotes firstname.lastname@example.org ...0407 821690
1176 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby (just past golf course)
6684 2323 / 0418 663 983
NJH FLOOR SANDING Eco oils, hard wax oils & water-based finishes. Nathan .............0420 215716
• Sand • Soils • Gravels • Pots & statues • Lots, lots more
GARDEN DESIGN, FENG SHUI www.simplybeautifulspaces.com.au...........................Lyn 0428 884329
Locally Owned Est 18 years
Shaun Savage Landscapes Established 2008 ~ Lic No: 247282c
6680 1575 or 0408 760 609 GLAZIERS
Specialising in: • Retaining Walls • Pool Surrounds • Block Work • Paving • Turﬁng • Stonework 20 Years Experience
0405 594 288 SOIL MULCH GRAVEL
LICENCE NO:175956C ABN: 03 113 342 699
24/7 EMERGENCY GLASS 0415 660 801 QUALITY GARAGE DOORS TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS
7 Stinson Street, Ballina Ph: 02 6686 4238 W: www.cmgd.com.au E: email@example.com
Garage Doors & Openers
18 Lucky Lane Billinudgel Industrial Estate
6685 8588 Mirrors • Security doors and screens Shower screens • Commercial glazing
CRACKER DUST ROAD BASE
BYRON GLASS & ALUMINIUM Home, Shop & Office. 24 hr/7 days. Lic 313329C ..............66808123
GRAPHIC DESIGN GUTTERING GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Gutter guard Gutter cleaning Locally owned Fully insured Free quotes Call Junior for friendly, genuine advice and service.
0405 922 839 or AH 6684 1778 ABN 180 623 364 42 GUTTERING & DOWNPIPES Leaf Guard. Lic 60414C. Darryl Patterson .........................0414 889453
FOR ALL YOUR RURAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
From 4x4 tractor slashing to house yard maintenance Complete care plans provided for ALL ongoing customers
FULLY INSURED • FREE QUOTES 100% satisfaction! firstname.lastname@example.org
0497 413 344 • www.charlibearlawncare.com
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0409 785 584
GUS.DESIGNS // logos, product packaging + branding, flyers, business cards, templates, social media. No job too small. email@example.com.........................................................0437 915481
SUBTROPICALLANDSCAPES.COM.AU 20 years exp. Lic 231789C ................................0405 122456 LEMONTREELANDSCAPES.COM.AU Liam. Lic No 277154C .........................................0423 700853
FAST TURNAROUND – AIR BNB • Self serve / service wash • New front loaders & dryers • Domestic & commercial services
Mullum Wash House – 0439 001 545 Bangalow Wash House – 0412 302 246
OPEN EVERY DAY A TO Z HANDYMAN SERVICES Tip runs, pressure cleaning, gardening, odd jobs ....Andre 66847553 or 0439 495247 A.S.A.P. All renos, carpentry, plastering, painting, studios & bathrooms .......................0405 625697 HANDY ANDY Carpentry, plastering, welding ......................................... 66884324 or 0476 600956 AWESOME REPAIRS Professional, commercial & domestic. Wayne...............................0423 218417 Lighting Showroom Open 9am – 5pm Mon – Fri THE HANDYMAN CAN All home maintenance, repairs, painting, odd jobs etc .............0427 110953 Unit 5, 21-23 Tasman Way, Byron A+I Estate RELIABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES Michael ...........................................66844970 or 0405 325569 Free on-site consultancy 6680 7007 G LANZENI HANDYMAN SERVICE & property maintenance. Byron Bay ....................0412 395604 creativelightingsolutions.com.au CARPENTER/BUILDER Renos, timber decks, pergolas, cabins, fencing. Tori Bergin .....0481 785008 MC’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Exp. painter, home repairs, odd jobs. Great rates............0412 559509 ABSOLUTE HANDYMAN. Repairs, renovation, maintenance ........................................0402 281638 ALL TIMBER REPAIRS. Qualified Joiner/Handyman, well presented. Andrew .............0412 293732 EXP GARDENER, grounds & maint, handyman, labourer. Fit, reliable & responsible ....0404 130953 GOOD NEWS HANDYMAN Carpentry, home repairs/renovations etc. Jesse..................0458 968290 MOBILE LOCKSMITH SERVICE Automotive car keys & lock installation/repair .............0412 764148 BUILDER SKILLS, carpenters rates. 25 yrs exp. Lic No. R84001. Ph Greg.......................0422 069632 HANDYMAN All services and areas. Reliable & friendly. ................................................0403 793834 CARPENTER HANDYMAN FB Greg’s Handyman Services Byron Bay Lic No 1039897....0414 109595 TYPING & PROOFREADING Ex Melb Paralegal & Hansard transcriber. Fees neg ..........0431 600138
CREATIVE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS LOCKSMITH
• Acreage Mowing Specialist • Irrigation • Landscaping • Rubbish Removal Byron Shire – Ballina Shire • Fully Licensed & Insured
Contact Vadi: 0404
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Service Directory OSTEOPATHY
BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, acupuncture, mat/reformer Pilates classes.
OSTEOPATHY at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre
Dr. Matthew Fourro (Osteo) Dr. Egbert Weber (Osteo) 60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby | 02 6626 7900
Kim Snellgrove, Cally Oâ€™Hara ................................................................................................66872330
BYRON BAYâ€™S LOCAL REMOVALIST MOVING THE SHIRE FOR OVER 10 YEARS
NICK EDMOND Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
0432 334 200 02 6680 8170
466 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.....................................................................................66845288 CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel ..................Bangalow 66872337 & Mâ€™bah 66723818
NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY Jodie Jacobs. Mon, Wed, Fri..............................................66857517 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 â€˘ DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING INFO: When dealing with home owners, painters are required EWINGSDALE PHYSIO Renata Tenta. Matrix Rhythm Therapy, home visits avail................66847838 to quote a licence number only for external work valued over $5000. PETER FARRELL Cold laser, manual therapy & exercise, Mullumbimby ..............................66843385
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
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PICTURE FRAMING MULLUM PICTURE FRAMERS Stuart St rear lane behind Mitre 10 ............................0403 734791 BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING. 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel ........................ 6680 3444
www.shiftremovals.com.au LOCAL + INTERSTATE REMOVALS ROAD + RAIL FREIGHT CONTAINER REMOVALS + TRANSPORT
0434 391 855
PLASTERING CONTRACTOR DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL C. A. Warwick Lic. No. 114578C Â‡)UHHTXRWHVÂ‡*\SURFNĂ€[LQJ VHWWLQJ
451 186 / 6680 4660
DQQHPZDUZLFN#JPDLOFRP QUALITY PAINTING SERVICES
XFINALIST OF THE MASTER PAINTERS OF AUSTRALIA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE XENVIRO FRIENDLY PAINTING X6680 7573 0415 952 494 Xwww.yvesdewilde.com.au LIC 114372C
GYPROCK PLASTERING SERVICE New homes, extensions, renos, 40yrs exp. Dave......0457 117654 SUNRISE PLASTERING. No job too small. Renovations + patchworks. Gtd sat. Free quote ....0418 992001
PLUMBERS NEED A PLUMBER? DRAINER? GASFITTER?
0434 391 855
COL JENKINS PLASTER Gyprock, renovations, repairs. No job too small ......................0401 078733
Chay 0429 805 081 20 YEARS LOCAL SERVICE
MoveSmoothly Licence No. 207479C
YVES DE WILDE
LONG + SHORT TERM CONTAINERS FOR HIRE
ROOFING DOMESTIC â€˘ INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL
ABN 31 490 733 798 LIC 203196C
Painting & Decorating
24 years experience
Licence NSW: 30715C Licence QLD: 1227049
QUALIFIED â€˘ INSURED â€˘ LOCAL â€˘ FREE QUOTES 7KHĂ€QLVKLQJWRXFKWR\RXUKRPH
Mob: 0409 451 518
AD PAINTING by John Hand. Lic 13246C ................................................ 0413 185399 or 66841249
All Plumbing Blocked drains GasďŹ tting Solar Hot Water
0404 053 857 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
6685 4490 or AH on 0414 769 018
Free quotes on active termites Environmentally safe
YOUR PEST & TERMITE SPECIALISTS www.allpestsolutions.com.au
BILL CONNORS All plumbing/draining. Lic #1051 .................................. 66801403 or 0414 801403 HRH PLUMBING Providing a prompt, reliable & efficient service. Lic 220755C ............0402 652017 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 SIMONS PLUMBING All plumbing, gas fitting, draining & roofing. Lic 108199 ............0490 025872
PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES REMOVALISTS
SCRAP METAL MERCHANTS
BYRON CASH FOR SCRAP E ll FRoE ff for a
Drop washing 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
Tree Faerie Fotos
Professional â€˘ Commercial â€˘ Personal 30+ years experience in commercial photography and photojournalism
www.treefaeriefotos.com â€˘ 0417 427 518 North Coast news daily: www.echonetdaily.net.au
avail fo r cars â€“ unwanted cash for som paid e
SEPTIC SYSTEMS SEWERAGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS Installing, maintaining and repairing onsite sewerage management systems in Tweed & Byron Shires for over 25 years.
M 0418 754 149 P 07 5523 9930
Andyâ€™s Move & More
Email: montysmetalrooďŹ firstname.lastname@example.org www.montysmetalrooďŹ ng.com.au
OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialists ......................................... 0412 161564 or 66841232 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
I LOVE PLUMBING. All plumbing. All areas. Ph Steve. Lic 148904C ..............................0412 916140
PRINTWORKS Traditional / Digital email@example.com .................................66843633
THE PEST MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Second opinion / alternative views. 50 yrs exp .....0418 110714 BRUNSWICK BYRON PEST CONTROL................................................................................66842018
Craig Montgomery â€“ 0418 870 362
JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C................0438 668025
MARK STRATTON All plumbing & emergency. Sewer drain camera/locator. Lic 57803C ....0419 019035
02 6681 6555
Metal RooďŹ ng Installations â€˘ Guttering Downpipes â€˘ Fascia â€˘ Skylights â€˘ Whirlybird Patios â€˘ Repairs â€˘ Leaf Guard
ALL ROOF CLEANING Experienced, insured & fast free quotes. Call ..............................0419 789600 ALL ROOF RESTORATIONS And pressure cleaning. Byron Bay. Free Quotes..................0421 502642 Lic. No. 206913C
0429 335 501
MAN WITH A VAN/TRUCK Reasonable rates. Phone Don ............................................0414 282813 BENNY CAN MOVE IT! .................................................................................................0402 199999 CAPE BYRON REMOVALS Local, Brisbane, Melbourne weekly. Since 1989 ..................0413 505893
Help with: Sorting | Packing | Downsizing | General ensuring your move is smooth
NSW Lic. L10007 QLD Lic. 13395
Small and Medium Moves, Tip Runs & Deliveries, 1 or 2 Men at Low Prices to Most Areas Based from Byron Bay & Mullumbimby Calls always returned
0429 149 533 Est 2006
SHIRE REMOVALS & FREIGHT CO
From Middle Pocket to Middle Earth â€“ just give us a ring
â€˘ Freight services to Brisbane weekly â€˘ Carriers of ďŹ ne art â€˘ Furniture removal â€˘ E-bay pick up & delivery
6681 4912 / 0409 917646
NORTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
NEWT TRINE SOLUTIONS Local waste specialists. Plumbers, drainers & gas fitters. Lic 138031C .. 0407 439805
SEWING & ALTERATIONS SEWING Repairs & alterations. Byron Bay & all areas. Phone Jan ..................................0427 570812 SANDIEâ€™S SEWING Bulk garment manufacture. Est 20 years ........................................0409 060393
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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.
CLASSIFIED AD BOOKINGS
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EMAIL ADS SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES ............................................. Call Tim 66877677 or 0417 698227
Display classies (box ads):
PETER GRAY Grad. Cert. Arb. AQF8. Consulting arborist................................................0414 186161
BYRON TREE SERVICES Qualified, insured. Call Alex ....................................................0402 364852
Lifeâ€™s Good with Solar
TALLOW TREE SERVICES Removal, free quote & full insurance .....................................0401 208797
Juno Energy is your local authorised LG energy specialist offering solar and battery solutions for yourÂ business & home
MARTINO TREE SERVICES ..............................................................................Martino 0435 019524
Electrical License # QLD: 72258 | NSW: 227562C
Patrick - 0425 256 802
Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby
The expert in solar efďŹ ciency
www.junoenergy.com.au licence number: 255292C
OUT ON A LIMB www.outonalimbtreeservices.wordpress.com Call Lucas ............0402 191316 HART TREE SERVICES 18â€? chipper bobcat cranetruck stump grinding, cherry . 66849137 or 0427347380
UPHOLSTERY BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Now at Billinudgel. Re-covering specialists.............................66805255 BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY. Soft furnishings & outdoor. ...............................................0403 713303
VALUERS BYRON BAY VALUERS NSW & QLD regâ€™d. Chartered Valuers ................... 0431 245460 or 66857010 SIMPSON PROPERTY GROUP - Valuation, Advisory & Asset M/ment. Specialists in: Residential, Rural, Commercial & Industrial. www.simsonproperty.com.au..........0400 134562 or 0427 220976
VETERINARY SURGEONS MULLUM VET CLINIC Richard Gregory, Erin Tottenham, Bec Patison. 24 hrs 7 days ..........66843818
WATER CARTAGE SWIMMING POOLS
Reliable, Friendly Service.
ATTENTION POOL OWNERS
Water deliveries. Pools, tanks and road works.
â€˘ All pool requirements â€˘ Professional advice â€˘ Water testing â€˘ Friendly service â€˘ Pool servicing 73 Station St, Mullumbimby (opp. Council chambers)
MULLUM POOL SHOP Water testing, eco products, mobile service, repairs................0418 666839 BEAU JARDIN. Swimming pool plans. Organise & co-ordinate with council.................0417 054443
The Water Filter Experts
for home, commercial and rural properties
6680 8200 or 0418 108 181
Dirty Tiles & Grout?
...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 MEMBER
Call Ben on 0456 606 911 www.groutpro.com.au
FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!
Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa
0408 232 066
TILE & GROUT CLEANING Servicing the Far North Coast for 20Â years. Free quotes. Experienced local technicians. ChemDryâ€™s patented cleaning systems.
Every 5th m2 FREE
IN IN H
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 WATER TANK CLEANING/WATER TANKS Concrete tank repairs. All areas .. 66888055 or 0407 002833
SCRUBBED Tank cleaning, repairs & liner insuls. Matt & Nick ............................................66884478 TILER/STONEMASON/WATERPROOFER Lic 24418C. Phone Karl ...................................66804103 FLOOR & WALL TILER Water proofing. Lic No 5116C. Phone Rick.................................0408 528457 TANK CLEANING Repairs, installation, first flush diverters, pumps, etc ........................0418 662285
CHOPPY CHOP TREE SERVICES
WELDING & FABRICATION Structural, general & repairs. Trade qualified. Rod ............0408 410545
The Fully Insured Professionals
MOBILE WELDING + FABRICATION SERVICES Site, Home, Marine. Derek.................0410 093383
â€˘ Stump Grinding â€˘ Bobcat â€˘ Cherrypicker â€˘ Crane Truck â€˘ 18â€? Chipper
Mark Linder QualiďŹ ed Arborist 0408 202 184 email@example.com
SUNRISE W. T. NO BUBBLES, NO TROUBLES Cars, homes & offices ..........................0412 158478
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SURFWAGON - Car/Home/Office tint. Lifetime Warranty. W/sale price .........................0434 875009
Ad bookings only taken during business hours: Monday to Friday, 9amâ€“5pm. Ads canâ€™t be taken on the weekend. Account enquiries phone 6684 1777.
RATES & PAYMENT LINE ADS: $17.00 for the first two lines $5.00 for each extra line $17 for two lines is the minimum charge.
DISPLAY ADS (with a border): $12.50 per column centimetre These prices include GST.
Cash, cheque, Mastercard or Visa Prepayment is required for all ads.
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INDEX Annual General Meetings ..... 51 Birthdays ................................ 53 Businesses For Sale.............. 52 Business Opportunity ............ 52 Childcare................................ 51 Death Notices ........................ 53 For Sale ................................. 51 Funeral Notices ..................... 53 Garage Sales......................... 52 Halls For Hire......................... 51 Health Notices ....................... 51 In Memoriam.......................... 53 Lost & Found ......................... 53 Machinery .............................. 52 Motor Vehicles ....................... 52 Musical Notes ........................ 53 Only Adults ............................ 53 Pets ........................................ 53 Positions Vacant .................... 52 Professional Services ............ 51 Public Notices ........................ 50 R.I.P Pets............................... 53 Share Accommodation .......... 52 Short Term Accommodation .. 52 Social Escorts........................ 53 To Lease ................................ 52 To Let ..................................... 52 Tradework .............................. 51 Tree Services ......................... 51 Tuition .................................... 53 Volunteers Wanted................. 53 Wanted .................................. 52 Wanted To Rent ..................... 52 Work Wanted ......................... 53
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AGMs AGM FOR MullumSEED Inc. Wednesday October 3, 5pm Mullum Community Gardens 156 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby Nominations to secretary@mullumseed. org.au
Shane Eade – Chiropractor 0467 660 323 Byron Bay, and now in Brunswick Heads
HYPNOSIS & EFT
Offering colonic hydrotherapy, sauna and naturopathy at our beachside clinic. Call or text 0458633869 www.byronbaydetoxretreats.com.au
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BAN THAI 10 Years Experience 0478 654 405
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DENTURES LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD Free consultation. SANDRO 66805002
5/93 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
Psychotherapy Somatic Practice
Julie Wells Anne Goslett
(02) 6685 5185 9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay
CRYSTAL HEALING BED to balance your chakras & aid healing Margot - 0412394932
COORABELL HALL WEDDINGS, GIGS, CLASSES 66871307 www.coorabellhall.net
Concerts, forums, weddings, exhibitions, functions, etc. www.mullumcivic.com
BEETU FULL BODY MASSAGE A divine experience: Nurturing, sensuous. 28 yrs exp. Lucy 0427917960
MULLUM CREEK NATIVE NURSERY
Buy 50 plants or more for huge discounts Cash, Eftpos and credit cards.
OPEN WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY 10AM - 4PM AND SATURDAY 9AM - 1PM
Yankee Creek Rd,Via Wilsons Creek Rd, Mullumbimby 6684 1703
Only 3.5km from the Mullum Golf Course | www.mcnativenursery.com.au
PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE • • • • •
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6687 2750 - 0401 208 797 FOR SALE THE BYRON SHIRE ECHO Putting FUN back into dysFUNctional since 1986. www.echo.net.au
Fully insured • Free quotes
6684 9137 • 0427 347 380
0488 609 774
HEAPS OF FLOWERING SHRUBS Native tubes of shrubs and trees only $3.50 Flowering shrubs from $12.95 Advanced plants $24.95 and $49.95 Lomandra and dwarf grasses Large range of Citrus and fruit trees.
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CUDDLE THERAPY SESSIONS Ph 0431173588
ALOHA HEALING WITH NAOMI Strength with intuitive depth. Deep tissue & Kahuna. Liquid Crystal Practitioner 26yrs exp. 0417212540
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• Affordable tree services • Professional tree care • 18" chipper (crane truck)
The largest range of native plants in the Byron Shire
Individual and Couple Therapy Supervision and Coaching
Turquoise Coleman V 0432 653 824