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Despite a lone Lismore policeman stopping that town’s event, World Naked Bike Ride co-organiser Debra Lee Conomy says Byron police were fantastic when it came to managing the most easterly nude cycle on Sunday. Lee says 229 people crossed the railway line from Butler Street Reserve where they painted up for the yearly event. Photo Jeff ‘Spun Cycle Sans Briefs’ Dawson
No community consultation on transport hub Council and the state government will not be asking the Byron Shire community for feedback on the proposed Byron transport hub within the disused rail corridor, according to acting mayor Michael Lyon (Greens). The contentious state-government project comes under the Infrastructure SEPP, he says, so it ‘requires no exhibition/community consultation’. ‘Our strong recommendation to Sydney Trains was that they provide an opportunity for community input/feedback to “bring the community along” with them”. ‘They determined that the best mechanism for this was through the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) approval process. ‘When OEH assessed the
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interchange application, they determined that it did not require public exhibition. Sydney Trains then (eventually) persuaded OEH to put it out for exhibition anyway to give the community an opportunity to see the designs. OEH advised that they would be happy to help out Sydney Trains by doing this, but that plans would only be available via hard copy in OEH’s Parramatta office, as is their standard practice’. Cr Lyon says at the ‘strong urging from Council and Sydney Trains’, OEH agreed to public announcement of the project, an advertisement of the project in local media and providing hard copies at Council’s Mullumbimby office. Electronic copies are availabe upon request and signage on
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site was installed. Cr Lyon says Transport for NSW/ Sydney Trains have no plans for any further notifications to be issued regarding the public display. ‘Essentially, there is no legislative, environmental or heritage requirement for exhibition or consultation on this project. Transport for NSW have done more than they need to, but less than we would like’. When pushed on why Council can’t take the lead and seek community input he said, ‘It’s their project on their land. We have an advocacy role at best’. He added that while the Cavanbah Centre was put forward as an option, the state government are required to run buses to roughly the same area as railways.
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Voters in the Ballina electorate now have six candidates to choose from in the upcoming NSW election, with Keep Sydney Open and Sustainable Australia parties registering candidates late in the race. Keep Sydney Open and Sustainable Australia join the Animal Justice Party, Country Labor, The Greens and the Nationals in fielding candidates across the northern rivers in the Tweed, Ballina and Lismore electorates. James Wright is representing Keep Sydney Open in Ballina and says there is a ‘cultural emergency happening in NSW’. ‘It started half a decade ago with the introduction of the lock out laws in Sydney,’ he says, ‘and it is
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now extending to extreme pay-forpolicing policies at music festivals and public events’. Despite the party name, Mr Wright says Keep Sydney Open has 42 candidates across the state and is ‘now about keeping Ballina, Brunswick Heads, Alstonville, Federal, Mullumbimby, Byron, Newcastle and The Blue Mountains open’. Sustainable Australia’s Lisa McDermott says her party’s policies include a ‘sustainable environment and population, affordable housing for first home buyers and renters, secure jobs via a more diverse economy and better planning to stop overdevelopment’. The Echo has ambitiously attempted to collate policies and pledges from the candidates, which are available at www.echo.net.au.
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The Liberal-Nationals state government has promised $25m to fix Byron’s roads if it is returned to power at the March 23 election. It’s the latest spending promise from the LiberalNationals state government, who have splashed unprecedented amounts of public money in the hopes of winning the Ballina electorate at the March 23 election. Yet the Nationals have refused to commit to ongoing funding beyond the first year, leading to accusations from the Greens that the announcement is nothing more than an attempt to ‘bribe’ voters. Deputy premier John Barilaro and the Nationals’ candidate for Ballina Ben Franklin made the announcement on Thursday, declaring that it would be a ‘game changer for the Byron Shire’. ‘Byron Bay… attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, and while these visitors are great for the local economy, over time this has put added pressure on local roads and infrastructure,’ Mr Barilaro said.
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what a desperate, cheap election stunt this announcement actually is,’ Ms Smith said. ‘They held the seat of Ballina since it was created, and had every opportunity to fix our roads but instead they ignored our electorate and its communities and starved us of infrastructure – until I was elected’.
End pork barrelling Nationals candidate for Ballina Ben Franklin with deputy premier John Barilaro. Photo Lewis Templar – templarphotographic.com ‘If we want this area to continue to be a fantastic place for tourists, it also has to be a fantastic place for the locals and residents who call it home,’ he said. The fund could be used for a mix of local infrastructure, including carparks, toilets and town centre upgrades, but 80 per cent of it would have to be spent on local roads and traffic. Mr Franklin said the funding would be allocated ‘in close consultation with Byron Shire Council and the local community’. However, neither he nor Mr Barilaro would make a commitment to provide funding
for roads beyond the initial payment, saying only that the fund was a ‘pilot program’.
Bed tax rejected Mr Barilaro also reiterated the government’s rejection of a bed tax, an option that has support as the fairest way to ensure that a share of tourism revenue goes to improving the Shire. The incumbent member for Ballina, Tamara Smith (Greens), issued a stinging statement in response to the Nationals’ announcement. ‘The deputy premier and Mr Franklin’s lack of commitment that the funding would go beyond a year highlights
Vale Jane Fullerton Along with many from the Byron Shire community, councillors and staff extend their deepest sympathies to mayor Simon Richardson and his family on the recent loss of his wife Jane. ‘Our thoughts and love are with Simon and his family at this very sad time,’ Byron Shire Council’s acting mayor Cr Michael Lyon said. ‘Jane was a wife, a mother, a talented landscape designer and was a
close friend to many in our community. The family has requested privacy at this time,’ Cr Lyon said.
GoFundMe support For those wanting to assist the family through this trying time, a GoFundMe page has been set up at https://bit.ly/2TI1mDr. Family and friends are invited to a memorial for Jane that is being held at the Bangalow A&I Hall
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Ms Smith said, ‘We are the only party with a plan to end pork barrelling and institute a non-political system of funding the roads, repairs, toilets and community facilities that Byron needs to cope with the high number of tourists and visitors it gets every year’. During Thursday’s announcement, Mr Franklin said that he felt ‘optimistic’ about regaining the seat for the Nationals. ‘If you look at Sportsbet, I’m the favourite, but I don’t take anything for granted,’ he said. NSW Labor has previously announced $100 million to fix north coast roads from Grafton to the border if it wins on March 23, with $15.95 million earmarked for Byron Shire Council.
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Mia Thom For the second time, Byron Shire kids will strike from school demanding political action on climate change. Over a hundred kids from the Byron Shire area from multiple high schools will be striking from school and attending a protest through Jonson Street on March 15. Tens of thousands of Australian school students from hundreds of schools in dozens of cities and towns will join students from around the world to strike from school that day, demanding urgent political action on climate change and the Adani coal mine. Meeting at Railway Park at 10am and walking to Main Beach, attendees will hear speeches from local students and non-amplified musical items from young artists. Last November, 15,000 Australian school students walked out of school, prompting ire from PM Scott Morrison. Yet politicians still refuse to implement climate policies, jeopardising the opportunity
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Students Ella Whan and Mia Thom. Photo Jeff ‘Acclimatised Since 1986’ Dawson of a safe future for all. School students will be joined by adults who have been invited to walk out for the day in solidarity with students.
Threatens existence Year eleven student Jahla Ferguson from Cape Byron Steiner says, ‘Climate change is the biggest issue our world has ever faced;
this is not like a world war in that it jeopardises our freedoms and rights’. ‘Climate change threatens our very existence, our planet’s ability to sustain life and our parliament is ignoring it.’ Additionally, the Climate Emergency Guidance Group, a community-led group formed under a resolution of
Byron Shire Council last year, ‘fully support’ the strike. Other community groups also in support of the studentled rally are Zero Emissions Byron, COREM, Mullum SEED and Creative Mullum. For more info: www. schoolstrike4climate.com. ■ Mia Thom is from Byron Bay High School
Byron’s Palace Cinemas set to reopen April 4 Byron Bay’s Palace Cinemas is set for its grand unveiling on Thursday April 4, with more than 12 films screening in opening week including a once only screening of JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration on opening day. Filmed over two nights, it features an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honour one of the world’s most
remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday and culminates with all the stars performing Big Yellow Taxi and presenting a birthday cake to Joni on stage. Marketing manager Rose Fox says, ‘There will be a film for everybody at the Palace, with dramas including the stunning multi Oscar nominee Cold War; Rupert Everett’s biopic on Oscar
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How do you want tourism managed? A Talking Future Tourism campaign was launched by Council at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market on Friday, with the aim to develop a new ten-year tourism management plan. But before the Byron Shire Sustainable Visitation Strategy is drafted, locals are invited for ‘a six week, in-depth conversation about how tourism should be managed’. Byron Council’s acting mayor Michael Lyon says, ‘It’s no secret that Council, and the community, have been struggling to keep up with the impact of evergrowing visitor numbers over the last decade.’
Two million visitors ‘Last year more than two million people came to Byron Shire – the numbers are staggering’. ‘The question is – what do we want the next 10 years to look like?’ ‘This is a big, complex and often emotive topic and that’s why we’ve prepared a kitchen table handbook which allows our community to deeply understand the
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Global Festivals; and ShortTerm Rental Accommodation (Holiday Letting). Following this community consultation process, the findings and recommendations will be presented to a group of 35 randomly selected residents in a Community Solutions Panel (CSP) who will then recommend a vision and prioritise actions to inform the strategy
development. Staff say the draft will be authored by August 2019 and placed on public exhibition for comments in September/ October. ‘The draft strategy will go to a Council meeting for adoption in late 2019’. Council’s kitchen table discussion handbook is available from www.byron.nsw. gov.au or from the Mullum chambers.
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Iron bacteria found in Belongil Creek Further to last week’s story on a large fish kill and pollution in the Belongil Creek, Council staff have told The Echo The NSW EPA test results received on Monday ‘confirm that iron bacteria was present in the estuary water and a contributor to
the discolouration’. A DPI spokesperson told The Echo last week that DPI Fisheries staff attended Belongil Creek on Friday last week and ‘observed 100s – 1000s of fish along the waters’ edge of the creek from the railway bridge to
the creek mouth.’ Staff added that, ‘Nothing indicates pollution from uncontained development works. The result received from the EPA lab test confirmed a previous report and Council staff sampling that it was a natural event’.
Urgent $2m repairs needed for road barriers Paul Bibby An assessment of road safety barriers in the Byron Shire has found that 50 per cent are in poor condition and it would cost $2m to bring them up to a satisfactory level. Following revelations that Council had been underspending on road surface repairs, an audit by Council staff has found that 295 of the Shire’s 590 safety barriers had serious faults. A further 10 per cent were deemed ‘fair’ while the remaining 40 per cent were in ‘good condition’. ‘The progressive renewal of roadside barriers is currently unfunded,’ Council officer Blyth Short said in his report. ‘Urgent repairs are
funded from the annual road maintenance budget. In these circumstances the overall condition of the road side barriers will continue to decline.’ Common faults affecting the road barriers included incorrect height, a nonfunctioning barrier system, indicators being in poor condition and wire rope not being properly tensioned. ‘Consideration will need to be given to the potential reallocation of funding to support a progressive and long-term road side barrier renewal program,’ Mr Blyth said in the report. ‘Ideally, the ten-year Long Term Financial Plan could include $200,000 per annum for the ongoing capital renewal of the Shire’s poor
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condition roadside barriers.’ Acting mayor Michael Lyon acknowledged the need for Council to fix the safety barriers, but said it reflected the fundamental problem of the state government failing to provide Byron with a fair share of tourism revenue. ‘The state government has been very pro-tourism, but they haven’t given us the tools to deal with that,’ Cr Lyon said.
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Women’s Day was celebrated across the Shire last Friday, as was the important work that SHIFT does in supporting women into work and education. Pictured at the Byron event are Sharon Sweeney from Fairhaven on the Gold Coast, The SHIFT Project’s Anne Goslett, comedian Mandy Nolan, Julie Wells and CEO Vision in Mind Fay Jackson. Photo Jeff Dawson
Brewery introduces return to work childcare beneﬁts Local brewery Stone & Wood has introduced a new childcare support initiative to enable new parents to get back to their careers once they’re ready. Managers say they have added financial support for childcare to their Brewlife benefits. ‘This allows employees to access up to $5,000 to cover professional childcare fees within 18 months of birth or adoption of their child when they return to work’. The benefit also extends to the partner of a Stone & Wood
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From ﬂoods and death comes inspiration Paul Bibby If local band Brotherhood of the Blues needs any inspiration when they step onto the stage at Bluesfest next month, they need only reflect on the ups and downs of the past two years. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride for the Lismore foursome and their bandmates, with the producer of their first, self-titled album passing away and some other painful mishaps making life difficult. ‘We had the floods in Lismore, then two of our friends passed away, and we had some broken bones as well,’ says Zac Paden, 24, a Bundjalung man who has * hemiplegic cerebral palsy. * plenty of ‘That’s inspiration!’ * But through all of the chal* band has stuck lenges the together and stayed strong, writing and recording their first full length album Right Back Home, which will be
who gave them space at Byron’s Studio 301 and helped them to record their self-titled, debut EP. Sadly, Lycenko passed away last year. Thankfully, Rockinghorse Studio’s Paul Pilsnekis stepped into the breach to help the band produce Right Back Home.
Learning about life Lismore based band, Brotherhood of the Blues. Photo supplied released on April 5. Just three weeks later they will take the stage at Bluesfest for the second time, after an incredibly successful debut in 2016. ‘Nervous,’ is Paden’s refreshingly honest answer when asked how he feels about the upcoming Bluesfest shows on April 19 and April 22. ‘But I’m pretty sure some of my other bandmates would say they’re excited so I guess that means we’re
a mixture of nervous and excited,’ he says. Paden met his fellow front men John Cieslak and Luke Murray at RED Inc, the Lismore-based disability service provider. Each of the three men has an Indigenous background, and lives with a different disability, as does the band’s guitarist Harley Bodenham. In 2014, the band caught the attention of renowned producer Anthony Lycenko,
‘We just write about what we’ve experienced – learning about life and writing about life and how life has been treating us,’ Paden says. ‘We’ve been learning about how to use music to connect with people.’ Alongside Paden, Cieslak, Murray and Bodenham are six other band members who help to give Brotherhood of the Blues a driving delta blues feel. All ten members will take the stage at Bluesfest on April 19 and 22. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page.
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Local News Emergency rally called for Butler Street Reserve Residents groups are rallying Sunday March 17 from 11am in a last ditch attempt to save ‘much of what is loved and enjoyed about the old western side of town under threat from major redevelopments’. Groups that have put their name to the press release are Butler Street Community Network, Byron Environment Centre, the Rainbow Region Stallholders Association and the Save Byron Community Markets at Butler Street Recreation Reserve Committee. The release reads, ‘The settled heritage Butler Street turned into one of the busiest roads in Byron, the pedestrian friendly neighbourhood transformed into a car freeway, the paving of Butler Street Recreation Reserve as a parking lot, a major tourist bus interchange plonked into the residential neighbourhood, up to five hectares of damage and destruction of old growth wetlands habitat, the iconic market quarter squeezed out by parking, paving and traffic, all this is slated for development starting within weeks. Rally organisers believe there is one last chance to take a stand and show our politicians that this is not the outcome the community will endorse. The release reads, ‘The Butler Street Recreation Reserve, a Crown reserve protected by legislation is being trashed and abandoned. We get the impression that the intention is to degrade the reserve to such an extent that the viability of the traditional
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The Butler Street Community Network’s Paul Jones and fellow residents will rally Sunday March 17 from 11am at the Butler Street Recreation Reserve. Photo Jeff Dawson markets on the reserve will be destroyed to move us on’. Longtime market stallholder Sky Wesolowski says free parking has created an unprecedented physical damage to the reserve.
Awareness beacon ‘Huge semis are allowed to churn up possibly contaminated sands… is this in the Shire which used to pride itself as a beacon of environmental awareness?’ Paul Jones, president of the Butler Street Community Network, says, ‘The recent proposal to place a large 24-hour bus interchange surrounding the heritage steam engine era water tower on Butler Street has shocked the entire neighbourhood’. ‘This is just incredible that our own Council would secretly conspire to place such a incompatible development among our homes without an ounce of
consultation is beyond distasteful. They have complete disregard for the town, its residents and its heritage, they cannot profess to be public servants.’ ‘Butler Street has been slated as a CBD bypass for over five years when [former Nationals MP] Don Page announced funding for the traffic diversion on the basis that it must avoid the identified rail corridor route in favour of the proposed rail trail. Our community on Butler St has been battling this outcome ever since’, says Mr Jones. ‘Butler Street is not the best route, it is expensive and has huge impacts and threats that we now see playing out. Byron Bay has an extraordinary legacy of a transport corridor and that is what it should be used for – traffic and transport solutions for Byron Bay. ‘The rally is endorsed by several local community
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How much traffic noise can a koala bear? Photoshopping by Jeff Dawson do any noise testing and I can’t afford to have it done myself,’ he says.
No compensation He has been fighting tooth and nail for the government to compensate him for the lost territory, asking that they provide him with three acres of unused Crown land at the south end of his property. However, he says that despite having a meeting with roads minister Melinda Pavey, a hearing before the small business commissioner, and multiple conversations with the Parliamentary Secretary for the Northern Rivers, Ben Franklin, nothing has been done.
‘The minister told me at our meeting that she would get back to me, but I’ve sent five letters to her and called multiple times and she hasn’t replied or responded even once,’ he says. He also feels let down by Mr Franklin, who is standing for the state seat of Ballina at the upcoming state election, questioning his claim to have the Macquarie Street connections and clout to achieve outcomes for local people. ‘Ben Franklin has done his best, but sadly failed to get the issue addressed,’ he says. ‘He suggested mediation with the small business commissioner which I did, but after spending weeks
preparing for and attending hearings, and over $5,000 in legal costs, I was advised that it is government policy not to mitigate noise affects for businesses and to seek legal advice. ‘Ben Franklin promises he can open doors in Macquarie Street, but so far that hasn’t been my experience. I think the government knows the situation is unfair, but they’re afraid to confront me.’ Mr Franklin told The Echo he had been working with Mr Gilding for the past three years in an attempt to address his concerns. ‘I absolutely understand why he wants a land swap and I am extremely empathetic to his position,’ he said. Mr Franklin said Mr Gilding would be receiving a phone call from the chief of staff to the finance minister to discuss the possibility of a land swap. But Mr Gilding said he held out little hope of action as ‘I’ve had numerous meetings with political staffers over the past three years and nothing ever happens’. A spokesperson for the small business commissioner said the office did not comment on specific cases.
Candidates’ preferences – where do they ﬂow? Elections in the Ballina electorate have been so close in the past that the preferences have often determined outcomes in the Legislative Assembly, or lower house. While a local candidate will be elected to represent Ballina in the Legislative Assembly on March 23, voters will also select MPs for the Legislative Council, or upper house. The Legislative Council is known as the senate, or house of review, and does not represent
a specific electorate and instead the entire state. The Echo asked the six candidates for the upcoming state election on March 23 where their preferences will go in the Legislative Assembly if their vote is exhausted. The Nationals’ Ben Franklin says there are no preferences for his ticket, meaning no other party would benefit from his votes should he not win. For the Legislative Assembly, Labor’s Asren Pugh has
preferenced the Greens, then the Animal Justice Party, Keep Sydney Open, Sustainable Australia and the Nationals last. The Greens’ Tamara Smith have preferenced – for the Legislative Assembly – Labor, then Animal Justice Party, Keep Sydney Open, Sustainable Australia and then the Nationals last. Keep Sydney Open have preferenced the Greens, while Sustainable Australia have not preferenced any party.
Whitlam’s biographer, Jenny Hocking, speaks at Politics at the Pub March 27 One of Australia’s leading political biographers and academic commentators on terrorism laws will speak at the Mullumbimby Courthouse Hotel on March 27. Emeritus Professor at Monash University, Jenny Hocking, is perhaps best known for her exceptional and award-winning two-part biography of former ALP prime minister, entitled Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History, and Gough Whitlam: His Time.
Professor Hocking currently has a long-running Federal Court case against the National Archives of Australia, seeking the release of the secret ‘Palace letters’ between the Queen and the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, regarding the 1975 Whitlam dismissal. They remain embargoed by the Queen. Presented by the Ngara Institute, Politics at the Pub opens at 5pm with the talk starting at 7pm.
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Local News John Pilger – April 10 at the Cavenbah Centre Richard Hil I recall first reading John Pilger’s A Secret Country on a packed flight in 1991, on my way from England to take up an academic job in Townsville. At the time, I knew little about Australia’s dark history. Indeed, I have to admit I thought of the country as a lot of Poms do: a beachloving, sun-soaked haven as depicted by Max Dupain’s ‘Sunbaker’ on the cover of Pilger’s book. By the time the plane began descending into Townsville, and having read the book from cover to cover, I felt as if I wanted to head back, such were Pilger’s historical insights that assailed my frazzled brain. To read Pilger is to be pulled bolt upright. He writes with searing clarity, making plain the cruelties and injustices inflicted on Australia’s First Nations people and various other populations seeking a place. As an independent journalist, John Pilger has, in both print and film, broken
disbelief Pilger’s documentary Utopia, about a small Indigenous settlement in the Northern Territory.
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Journalist, author and film maker John Pilger. the silence on abuse of power around the world, and the human consequences of this. I seethed as I watched Pilger’s documentary, Stealing a Nation, the story of how the British forcibly expelled over 2,000 people from the Chagos Islands to make way for the US airbase at Diego Garcia. I winced and cursed at what Pilger showed me in The War on Democracy. It explores what the Americans got up to in South America and the lasting effects for its people, including those now facing yet another US military incursion in Venezuela. Closer to home, I watched with a sense of outrage and
Pilger reserves his most scathing comments for other journalists, particularly those in the mainstream corporate media who are meant to be exposing the machinations of the rich and powerful, but who instead merely reinforce the status quo through a regime of silence and complicity. Pilger has dedicated himself to breaking this silence, making plain the corrosive and violent effects of power, whether through the actions of colonising empires or in the self-serving and rapacious actions of economic and political elites at the expense of the world’s poor and marginalised. Pilger doesn’t pull any punches; he discomforts, asks the killer questions, and deconstructs the official line. Without the likes of John Pilger, we would know a
whole lot less about how the world operates and why progressive change is needed, and urgently. The Ngara institute is delighted and honoured that John has agreed to come and speak in one of Australia’s most progressive regions. After a short opening address, John will take questions from the audience. You’ll have an opportunity to hear what he has to say about current global affairs, the attacks on Venezuela, the climate emergency, the coming war with China, Julian Assange, Australia’s continued mistreatment of refugees and Indigenous people, and its kowtowing to the US. John will spell out why we need a different, more just, peaceful and regenerative world order based on social justice and human rights. Come and join the conversation with John Pilger on Wednesday April 10 at the Cavanbah Centre. Tickets are available at www.bit.ly/2NVjt3i. ■■ Richard Hil is convenor of
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Byron Shire Council Notices COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS
PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS
Council Administration Centre 70 Station Street, Mullumbimby Opening hours 8.30am to 4.30pm Phone 02 6626 7000 Emailcouncil@byron.nsw.gov.au Websitewww.byron.nsw.gov.au Emergency after hours 02 6622 7022 Works Depot 02 6685 9300 SES Controller 02 6684 3444 Rural Fire Service 02 6671 5500 Byron Resource Recovery Centre 1300 652 625 Cavanbah Centre 02 6685 5911
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & ASSESSMENT ACT, 1979
In accordance with Section 4.59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended), notification is hereby given of the following development consents granted by Council. The consents listed are available to view Online at Council’s website www.byron.nsw.gov.au/find-a-DA.
In Byron? Customer service for general enquiries now at Byron Visitor Centre, 80 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 12.00pm and 12.30pm to 4.00pm or phone 02 6626 7000. Card only payments accepted at this location. Documents on exhibition are available for viewing at the customer service centre in Mullumbimby and on Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Public-Notice.
MAKE A SUBMISSION Submissions may be made to Council in the following ways: Online: www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Council/Make-a-submission Written: Address to: General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please be aware that all submissions will be made public in accordance with Schedule 1 Part 3 Clause 1(a)(vi) of the GIPA 2009 Regulations as applicable including both the substance of the submission and the identity of the author. For further assistance please contact our Records team on 02 6626 7113.
CURRENT VACANCIES Apply for a job at Council. For current vacancies refer to www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Council/Working-at-Byron-Shire-Council/ Current-vacancies.
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CALLING FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO MANAGE COMMUNITY HALLS Council is calling for nominations for additional members to the following hall committees: • Bangalow Showground Management Committee • Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall Management Committee • Brunswick Valley Community Centre Management Committee • Ocean Shores Community Centre Management Committee Love Byron Halls is an initiative to celebrate your halls and venues as spaces to get together. We want you to help create a new history in your town or village. Research shows that community involvement in managing community facilities provides better outcomes for locals while engaging and including local people and providing an opportunity to participate in local community life. Nomination forms, further information such as Terms of References, the ‘Halls and Venues Guidelines for Section 355 Management Committees and Boards’ and past meeting minutes can be found on Council’s Web site at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/ section-355-committees To apply, please complete a nomination form available from the website. Nominations Close: Friday 29 March 2019 Enquiries: Joanne McMurtry, Community Project Officer 02 6626 7316 or email@example.com
COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES ISSUED SECTION 4.31 EP&A ACT 1979 AND CLAUSE 137 EP&A REGULATIONS 2000 The following complying development certificates may be inspected free of charge at Council’s Customer Service Counter, Station Street, Mullumbimby during normal office hours 8.30am to 4.30pm weekdays, excluding public holidays. The validity of these certificates cannot be questioned in any legal proceeding except those commenced in the Land & Environment Court by any person within 3 months of this notice. 16.2018.92.1 – BYRON BAY, 11 Mahogany Drive Ensuite and Conversion of Dining Area to Bathroom
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The following development applications (DA) have been received by Council and require exhibition in accordance with Development Control Plan 2014 (A14). The DAs may be viewed online at Council’s website www.byron.nsw.gov.au/find-a-DA or by using the Online Kiosks at Councils Customer Service Centre during normal office hours. DA submissions can be lodged using an online form via Council’s eServices Portal. Once you have viewed a copy of the DA, select ‘Make a Submission’ to lodge a submission directly with Council. Information on making a submission is available at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Make-a-submission-on-a-DA. If you are making a submission, there are requirements in relation to the disclosure of political gifts and donations. Refer to Council’s website to satisfy yourself that you are complying with your disclosure obligations prior to lodging a submission www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Political-donations-disclosure. Please quote the development application and property description when making a submission.
EXHIBITION CLOSES 20 MARCH 2019 10.2017.654.2 – BYRON BAY, 34 Bayshore Drive (Lot 4 DP 1131337) Planit Consulting Pty Ltd, S4.55 to Relocate North West Fencing Fronting Bayshore Drive
EXHIBITION CLOSES 27 MARCH 2019 10.2019.82.1 – BRUNSWICK HEADS, 40 Mullumbimbi Street (Lot 1 DP 331137) Frank Stewart Architect, Alterations and Additions to Existing Tourist Facility to create Three (3) Serviced Apartments and One (1) Managers Apartment
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL Byron Shire Council is the consent authority for this Development Application for Designated Development and Integrated Development. Exhibition / Submissions close – 27 March 2019 (4.00pm) DA / Parcel No.
Applicant Property Description Proposal (Amended)
10.2019.78.1 Newton Denny Chapelle
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The abovementioned development application has been lodged with Byron Shire Council. The proposed development is designated development and integrated development. The development application and the documents accompanying the application including the Environmental Impact Statement are to be exhibited from 28 February 2019 to 27 March 2019 (submission period) and may be inspected at: • Via the online Kiosk located within Byron Shire Council offices, Station St, Mullumbimby between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded) or on Council’s website (www.byron.nsw.gov.au/PublicExhibition) and • the Department of Planning & Environment, located at 22-33 Bridge Street, Sydney, Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded). Contact phone number (02) 9228 6333 or fax number (02) 9228 6555 or Level 3, 49 Victoria Street, Grafton, phone number (02) 6641 6600 or fax number (02) 6641 6601. Any person during the abovementioned submission period may make written submissions to Council concerning the development application. If a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. Please quote the abovementioned development application number and parcel number when making a submission. The submission must be received by 4.00pm on the final day of the submission period.
Information relating to these applications as required by Schedule 1, Division 4, Clause 20(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) is also available online.
APPLICATIONS APPROVED 10.2018.590.1 – TYAGARAH, 5 Yarun Road Alterations and Additions to Existing Service Station including Replacement of Roof Awning 10.2018.411.1 – OCEAN SHORES, 151 Shara Boulevard Use of Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwelling House 10.2018.627.1 – MULLUMBIMBY, 181 Main Arm Road Dwelling House 10.2018.529.1 – BROKEN HEAD, 657B Broken Head Road Demolition of an Existing Bed and Breakfast Establishment and construction of a new Garage and Studio Building to be Completed in Three Stages 10.2018.619.1 – MULLUMBIMBY, 55 Dalley Street Two (2) Noticeboards 10.2018.550.1 – BRUNSWICK HEADS, 15 Coral Court Secondary Dwelling 10.2018.477.1 – BYRON BAY, 50 Julian Rocks Drive Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwelling House, New Secondary Dwelling, Swimming Pool and Removal of Five Trees 10.2018.558.1 – BRUNSWICK HEADS, 6 Teven Street Secondary Dwelling and Carport 10.2018.603.1 – OCEAN SHORES, 140 Balemo Drive New Dwelling to create Dual Occupancy (Detached) 10.2018.471.1 – OCEAN SHORES, 105 Balemo Drive Secondary Dwelling 10.2019.46.1 – SUFFOLK PARK, 144 Alcorn Street Swimming Pool 10.2018.649.1 – MCLEODS SHOOT, 2 Wallaby Close Dwelling House 10.2018.620.1 – SUFFOLK PARK, 1/9 Macgregor Street Alterations and Additions to Existing Dual Occupancy 10.2018.587.1 – MULLUMBIMBY, 47 Station Street Demolition of Shed and Construction of Secondary Dwelling (Detached) 10.2018.589.1 – BYRON BAY , 15 Wright Place Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwelling House to Create a Secondary Dwelling 10.2015.604.2 – MONTECOLLUM, 1250 Coolamon Scenic Drive S4.55 to Modify Description of Development Consent 10.2018.491.2 – MULLUMBIMBY, 2 Tyagarah Street S4.55 to delete wall from Study from existing Dwelling
TYAGARAH HALL UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY PREFERENCES Council have resolved to undertake community consultation with a view to establishing a Section 355 Management Committee for the ongoing management of the Tyagarah Hall. Community members interested in participating in the consultation are asked to view the information on Council’s website and/ or contact staff at the contact details below. An online survey is found www.surveymonkey.com/r/Tyagarah_Hall. Please register your interest in a possible site visit to the hall on Wednesday 27 March. Further information is available on Council’s Web site at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/public-notice.
Any person who makes a submission by way of objection and is dissatisfied with the determination of the consent authority to grant development consent may appeal to the NSW Land and Environment Court. However, if the Planning Assessment Commission conducts a review, the Minister’s determination of the application is final and not subject to appeal.
Consultation Closes: Friday 29 March 2019
If you are making a submission you may be required to lodge a “Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statement”. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet your obligations to disclose reportable political donations and gifts. A failure to meet your obligations is an offence. Links to information and resources are available from Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/ political-donations or from Council. All Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statements will be public documents.
Council’s meeting schedule for 2019 includes a 12 month trial to separate planning matters from the Ordinary Meeting.
Submissions will be made public in accordance with Schedule 1 Part 3 Clause 1(a)(vi) of the GIPA Regulations 2009 as applicable including both the substance of the objection and the identity of the objector. For assistance with this please call Council’s Records Coordinator on 02 6626 7113.
Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Station Street, Mullumbimby.
Enquiries: Chris Larkin 02 6626 7136
Enquiries: Heather Sills 02 6626 7171
Enquiries: Joanne McMurtry, Community Project Officer 02 6626 7316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH COUNCIL MEETINGS
The following Council meetings are scheduled for March 2019: 21 March 2019 – 11.00am – Planning Meeting 28 March 2019 – 9.00am – Ordinary Meeting 28 March 2019 – 2.00pm – Byron Shire Reserve Trust Committee Meeting
Agendas are available one week prior to the meeting on Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-meetings/AgendasMinutes and at Council’s administration centre in Mullumbimby.
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Builder ﬁned over illegal dwelling
Developer takes Council to court over deemed refusal
Council staff are reminding residents about the serious consequences of unlawful building works, following its recent success in the Byron Bay Local Court concerning the conversion of a garage into a habitable dwelling without development consent.
Reduced ﬁne Staff say, ‘The case brought against the property owner and resident (who was also a builder) resulted in a conviction, a fine of $3,750 and an order to pay Council’s legal costs of $1,500. The fine was reduced from $5,000 because the defendant entered an early plea of guilty’. Council’s Director of Sustainable Environment and Economy Shannon Burt said, ‘The message we want to make clear is that when people undertake building or development works without consent from Council, they are knowingly doing the wrong thing, it is illegal and Council can successfully prosecute against you’. ‘We will be bringing other cases to the Land and Environment Court in coming months,’ Burt added.
Developer Callum Sked has taken his contentious plans to consolidate and develop three large lots with eight townhouses in Ocean Shores to the Land & Environment Court over a ‘deemed refusal’. The proposal at 11 and 13 Warrambool Road and 9 Bian Court is vehemently opposed by all surrounding residents, who say the density of the area would be doubled and their quiet amenity and high ecological credentials destroyed. Additionally, they claim their expert advice indicates much of the DA does not align with planning law and does not guarantee that stormwater issues can be adequately managed. A landslip has previously occurred in the area and the land is located at the bottom of a steep valley over Council drainage. Council staff confirmed the deemed refusal was a result of a DA not being processed within 40 days, which is a legislated requirement. But resident Jennifer Goodavage says a geotechnical
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He writes, ‘A broad range of concerns were expressed in the public submissions, with the majority relating to overdevelopment, lack of compatibility with existing character, tree removal, loss of amenity, stormwater, waste collection and geotechnical instability’. Remarkably, Grant says the applicant plans to provide 280 compensatory plantings on another site approximately 2km to the north. He wrote, ‘However, this receiving site is already fully allocated with offsets from another development’. Staff told The Echo, ‘On February 25, 2019 the Court made orders [that] the matter is listed for a conciliation conference on September 24 commencing onsite at 10.30am and returning to Council chambers’. CMY
Developer Callum Sked faces unified resident opposition over his plans to develop a quiet and steep forested gully in South Ocean Shores. report, as required by a resolution of Council – 9.3 Lots Identified – was not submitted by Sked.
No geotech report ‘His DA states the report would be supplied later,’ Goodavage said. ‘That resolution amended chapter B14.2 of the DCP 2014 (Excavation and Fill) and specifies that unstable lands require geotechnical reports.’ Staff have not responded to questions regarding why that resolution was not upheld. In the upcoming Council planning meeting for March 21 at 11am, staff have recommend refusal of the DA owing to it being inconsistent with various sections of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Assessing planner Ben Grant says a 202 signature petition was received objecting to the development
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According to the DA, Sked is leading a consortium of landowners comprising of UK-based Eliot and Katherine Warrington, Edward and Anna Robins (of 9 Bian Crt) and former 9 Bian Crt owner Vince Lococo. Lococo is listed as owner of 11 Warrambool Rd in the DA. Sked has been contacted for comment.
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Council is calling for nominations for additional members to the Lone Goat Gallery Section 355 Board of Management. Lone Goat Gallery is a community art space located in the Byron Bay Library. It is run by a volunteer Board of Management, a professional Gallery Coordinator and team of volunteers. The gallery coordinates an annual program of exhibitions and events. www.lonegoatgallery.com We are seeking people with skills and experience relevant to managing a community gallery space, including visual arts, arts management or associated skills. Nomination forms, further information including past meeting minutes can be found on Council’s Web site at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/ section-355-committees To apply, please complete a nomination form available from the website. Nominations Close: Friday 29 March 2019 Enquiries: Joanne McMurtry, Community Project Officer 02 6626 7316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DRAFT PLAN OF MANAGEMENT BYRON BAY MEMORIAL RECREATION GROUNDS The Draft Plan of Management for the Byron Bay Memorial Recreation Grounds is on exhibition for a period of 28 days and is available on Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/public-exhibition. Submissions Close: 23 April 2019 at 4.00 pm Enquiries: Darren McAllister 02 6626 7244 For information on lodging a submission, and where to address it, refer to the ‘Lodging a submission’ section within Council’s advertising.
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A NSW election primer Two parties are likely be elected to form a NSW government at the March 22 election. They are NSW Liberal-National coalition (right wing) and NSW Labor (left wing). At the time of going to press it appears NSW Labor may snatch victory after eight years of the NSW Liberal-National coalition. Yet elections are foolish to predict considering modern day voter volatility. Fun fact – the terms left and right come from the French around their revolution in the late 1700s: the wealthy sat to the right of the King while the peasants sat on the left. The peasants eventually cut the King’s head off, along with many others. Oh, what times. So can the two major party system be voted out? That would require almost every vote to be cast below the line for an independent. Most people vote above the line in the lower house, yet if you vote just 1 for your party, your vote will be wasted (exhausted). You should keep numbering your least wanted candidate last. Many voters – along with journalists and politicians – struggle to understand the complex system as it is, thus ensuring governments are dominated by either party. The NSW Liberal-National coalition comprises an alliance between the Liberal and National parties. Their agreement stipulates that in regional areas such as the Ballina electorate, the Nationals Party will run a candidate, not the Liberals. In turn, the Liberals run candidates in city areas instead of the Nationals. Labor is a party in its own right, but has generally relied on the Greens and like-minded cross bench MPs to get laws passed unless it has a thumping majority. Where elections between the Liberal-National coalition and Labor are close, a balance of power emerges from the cross bench (Independents and Greens). If you are wondering what politicians do for their $200,000 odd salary, they are supposed to uphold and carry out the functions and responsibilities of the NSW government. They include managing (or mismanaging) your taxes, which are distributed to the state by the federal government. Elected state politicians create the illusion they direct policy on health, education, infrastructure, police, courts and local councils, for example. Yet without sounding cynical, it’s actually bureaucrats who control all forms of government. The most powerful role politicians undertake is creating and voting on laws that affect every aspect of our lives. That’s why it’s important to consider whether your vote will go towards a party that reflects your values. Elections are an ideal time to reflect on what those values are. Hans Lovejoy, editor
hen the people smugglers see me, they see a brick wall, boasted our great war leader. Well, up to a point: they certainly see someone as thick as a brick and far less transparent and straightforward. But most Australians see him more like a hole in the air – a political vacuum feverishly trying to present himself as authentic by relying on the constant repetition of the mantra he adopted from Alan Jones, ‘fair dinkum.’ Scott Morrison’s half hour on Christmas Island was not the most expensive photo opportunity on record; the ritual forays to be snapped with the troops in the Middle East cost more. But the touchdown in the normally ignored territory was unquestionably the most pointless. Not only did ScoMo have nothing to announce – he had absolutely nothing to say, other than the obligatory swipe about how Bill Shorten was endangering the nation. And perhaps that was just as well, because the true cost of his vicious and optimistic campaign to persecute asylum seekers is now starting to emerge. Morrison initially said it would cost $1.4 billion (yes, billion) to make the Christmas Island detention centre viable. This included new Guantanamo Bay-style maximum security prisons for those who failed Peter Dutton’s character test, if that phrase is not a contradiction in terms. But it now transpires that providing adequate medical care for the evacuees – none of whom had even made preliminary applications for it at this stage – will require many hundreds of millions more. The extra money for doctors will no doubt please the long-suffering inhabitants of the remote settlement, but it is unlikely to cover the special needs of the traumatised evacuees, assuming they arrive – Morrison says the fewer the better, thus admitting that the whole exercise my well be a monumental waste. And this does not factor in the cost of air transfers, both from Nauru and Manus to Christmas Island or the likelihood that the most vulnerable of them will have to be airlifted to Perth anyway, as has been the practice for ailing locals for many years. Either this, or leave them to die – which would probably not worry Morrison or Dutton much, but which would definitely not be a good look before the forthcoming election.
But for our former treasurer, money (taxpayers’ money, that is) is no obstacle as long as it keeps his ridiculous scare campaign going. The real objective – the only objective – is to keep boat people off the mainland, partly because if they touch our sacred shores they may demand the rights to which they are entitled by international law, that have in some cases been confirmed by Australian tribunals but also because he sees it as a test of his machismo.
Taxpayers’ money is no obstacle, as long as it keeps his ridiculous scare campaign going Mungo MacCallum Having lost the parliamentary vote, he is determined to render it ineffective – to deliberately subvert the democratic will of the nation. Thus he chose to ignore the advice from his department that a simple amendment to the legislation guaranteeing that the evacuees could come to the mainland but must be returned to the detention camps on Nauru or Manus after medical treatment has been completed would solve the problem. But that would still constitute a defeat in Morrison’s distorted worldview, where there is no such thing as defeat. Or, for that matter, honesty. At best, his approach to asylum seekers is paranoid delusion – at worst, and far more likely, it is a deliberate scare campaign that goes far beyond his normal parameters of mean and tricky, and into the world of straight-out lying. And naturally, he has form. Even his own Treasury admonished his government for an earlier (and still ongoing) scare campaign on negative gearing – the wrecking ball, the sledge hammer that would flatten the economy. When Treasury quietly pointed out that it wouldn’t, the treasurer himself, Josh Frydenberg, snapped back that he had far more reliable advice from the real estate agents and the land speculators that it would. Such is the desperation of a flailing government. It has not only lost all sense of honour or decency, but of any
last vestige of purpose or direction. Climate change policy has been effectively abandoned, but Morrison – and now even Tony Abbott, for heaven’s sake – are pretending that they take it seriously, while determinedly doing nothing, the policy they have pursued for the last ten years. Morrison has suddenly discovered the importance of women, including them in every available photo opportunity – but he doesn’t want to advantage them over everyone else, by which he presumably means men. So, in the interests of falling in line with the opinion polls, he includes an extra woman in cabinet, leaving just five left on the backbench, with the near certainty of fewer after the election. This not just policy on the run – this is not policy at all. And now Morrison is recklessly and irresponsibly talking about recession, or rather the likelihood of it if Labor forms government. This, of course, ignores the fact that the last Australian government – perhaps the only Australian government – that kept the country out of recession was a Labor one, during the GFC. Not just another scare campaign, and one clearly against the national interest, but sheer, blind panic. And the most obvious and recent manifestation of it can be found in Frydenberg’s seat of Kooyong. The announcement that the humane human rights advocate Julian Burnside will run for the Greens in his electorate along with the centrist former Liberal Oliver Yates has led to demands for a cool million smackeroos to fund the treasurer’s campaign, presumably at the expense of far more vulnerable seats. This is Kooyong, the safest Liberal seat in Victoria, the ancestral siege of the sainted Ming, the party’s founder, Sir Robert Menzies. Menzies called Victoria the jewel in the Liberal crown and regarded Kooyong as its brightest facet. Now Victoria is called by its Labor premier Daniel Andrews the most progressive state in the nation, and Kooyong itself is considered at risk in an election in which the loss of a single seat will end Morrison’s majority. No wonder ScoMo is marketing himself as an insuperable barrier, a fantasy construct as ineffective as Donald Trump’s border wall and even less convincing.
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Buying votes Be careful what you vote for. I think that Ben Franklin is a nice bloke and I am sure that his massive cash splash in the Ballina electorate will have the intended effect of buying some people’s votes, though I urge people to consider what a vote for The National Party really means. It is a vote for increasing environmental degradation and runaway climate change. It is The National Party who have reduced protection for threatened species and facilitated land clearing, by introducing the Biodiversity
Conservation Act in 2017. They did this despite warnings from the OEH that the new laws would increase land clearing up to 45 per cent a year and that 99 per cent of identified koala habitat on private land would be unprotected from bulldozing. Thanks to The Nationals northern NSW and southern Queensland are now recognised as one of the world’s 11 deforestation hotspots, along with the Amazon and Sumatra. In north-east NSW they have doubled the logging intensity allowed on public lands, and zoned 140,000
hectares from Taree to Grafton for clear-felling. The Nationals are opening up protected old-growth and rainforest on public land for logging, and have removed protections for most threatened species. They are reducing stream buffers, including for 2,500km of headwater streams on state forests in the catchment of the Richmond River. And they want to incinerate our forests, burning them to replace coal, and displace solar, under the pretence it is renewable energy. This is just a part of The
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With both state and federal elections approaching, you would think that climate change would be taken seriously, but it seems that none of the major parties have policies to tackle climate change effectively. It has got to the point that only our school kids, eyes not yet blinded by fossil fuel money, can see clearly. No wonder they are going on strike again on Friday. They are inviting us all to join them. What motivates them? As 16 year old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said addressing the billionaires and ‘important people’ at the Wold Economic Forum in Davos in January: ‘I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then ▶ Continued on page 16
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What future will you vote for? The power is in your hands ■ Locally we are in a strong position to transform NSW politics with Tamara Smith’s re-election in Ballina and Sue Higginson’s election in Lismore thus establishing a ‘Green Heartland’ in erstwhile National Party strongholds. Despite The Echo’s prediction of the loss of a local Greens member in the NSW Upper House after 24 years, I’m still hopeful that Dawn Walker could scrape in bolstered by a direct No 1 vote in our region for her below the line. A minimum of 15 votes must be cast below the line. It’s not impossible. As an MP for 16 years I believe that with a ‘green hand’ on the shoulder of government we did more than any back bencher in the major parties to focus on environmental and social justice issues. I have to ask the candidates for the major parties: If successful, will you cross the floor? 1) To oppose new coal mines, 2) To oppose new CSG projects, 3) To stop current unsustainable logging practices in koala habitat. Remember it was one or both major parties in power pushing the above
horrendous projects. Oh, regarding the National Party’s blatant pork barrelling – consumption requires the election of Ben locally and the coalition statewide. Hardly a piggy feast in the offing. Ian Cohen Broken Head ■ Finally, a local candidate with the gumption to actually go the extra mile and negotiate directly with the government to get better outcomes for regional communities. When Ben Franklin promises to do something, you know he’s going to deliver. He nearly doubled The Nationals’ $250,000 promise for Waterlily Park through the Stronger Country Communities Grant. Ben secured our old Byron Hospital site for $1 and refurbishment money for Mullumbimby’s Drill Hall. He secured funding for the Booyung Bridge replacement ensuring safe water transportation to rural properties benefiting Booyong processing plant and the macadamia, beef and dairy industries. That $5.17m of funding will also replace Parkers, James, O’Meara’s and Scarrabelotti’s
bridges in Bangalow. Ben Franklin is a big supporter of youth in the Ballina electorate improving surf safety with drone surveillance, and providing a multi-faceted first offenders program in schools. It’s refreshing to have a common sense candidate who’s on the right track to look after constituents in the Byron Shire for a change. Tina Petroff Ocean Shores ■ The historically appellated Benjamin Franklin MLC was dispatched to our environs on a quest to reconquer the hereditary heartland of the Page Dynasty for its rightful owners, The Nationals. Cruel demographic, economic and environmental factors had eroded the hold of the agrarian socialists until they not only lost the seat, but worse, the Greens seized the throne. Young Ben diligently moved to seize or arrange any photo opportunity on offer, only becoming invisible when his Sydney controllers committed one of their regular assaults on locals’ values. Now with the reckoning day in sight Ben’s been
armed with his ultimate weapon, a humongous barrel of pork. No charity, cause, vested interest, vague idea or council cockup is safe from Ben bearing a wad of cash to splash over their voting supporters. No need to apply – it’s a random exercise. So what do we get for this? Ben as the Nationals member for Ballina toeing the party line. Tom Tabart Drysdale ■ The spin by both the National Party and the Liberal Party in very expensive adverts, in all types of media, about how wonderful the Coalition has been, and will be, is being paid for by Treasury; in other words, by you. This spin applies to both the state and federal elections. Expect an increasing bombardment between now and the May election, all at an enormous cost to taxpayers. The prime minister is cunningly allowing money from Treasury to pay for what are clearly campaign ads. Other political parties can’t compete. It is yet another convention broken
by the coalition. So much for a ‘Fair Go for All’. Oh, and the biggest tax increase we ever had in one go was the 10 per cent punched on us by John Howard. This extra 10 per cent isn’t a wonderful addition to the power bills, insurance, rates and registrations… and on it goes. B Guy Lismore ■ Why are the current governments so awful? Surely it’s not incompetence. These businessmen must have some nous to have climbed to the top of the political dungheap. Are they simply nasty, selfish, egotistical pricks driven by self-interest, out to become rich and powerful at the expense of the rest? Is a job in parliament simply a sweet gig for morally-bankrupt corporate sycophants? I’m not convinced they’re maliciously out to destroy the planet just for a quick profit. The ever-widening chasm between haves and have-nots might not actually be their plan. Meanwhile, ecosystems are in collapse and natural resources are being pillaged.
Wages are going backwards, jobs are less secure, and nastiness is on the rise. So why do they prosecute their agenda of greed and divisiveness with such righteous conviction? The answer that rings true to me is that they are doing it on faith. We have a government made up of religious extremists. True believers in the unofficial church of the western world: Capitalism. They are devout worshipers of the omnipotent god, Growth, and his mythical power of infinite wealth generation. Specifically, these guys are Neoliberals – the most hard-line of all of Capitalism’s sects. Blinded by faith in the so called free-market, they have out-sourced their morality. According to this ideology, an economy with strong growth takes precedence over all. Neoliberals believe a choice made to help the economy, even at a terrible cost to the environment and/ or society, is still the just and righteous thing to do. Ignore their desperate fearmongering and pandering to our greed. The crazies must be removed from power. Ziggi Browning Mullumbimby
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Consequences With all the back and forth about the ‘public art’ on the Bayshore Drive roundabout, I’m surprised there has been no mention of what it is made of. Not the steel evidently proposed in the EOI, but aluminium, one of the most environmentally destructive minerals to be mined. As the first thing visitors and locals returning home see coming into Byron, the irony is striking. A place known globally as a centre for green, eco, conscious thought represented by a huge monument to degradation, pollution and emissions. No I’m not a fan of it visually, but that is beside the point. It’s stunning Council is proposing to throw good money after bad to add more toxic birds to the work. At the very least the substitution of material from what was submitted and
approved, should have disqualified the artist and work and prompted reconsideration. It’s not too late. Alex Mankiewicz Byron Bay
Ruining Byron In the 1930s the English poet John Betjeman, grieved by the kind of urban development he witnessed being wrought in his county Slough wrote: ‘Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough, it isn’t fit for humans now...’ I confess the poem’s opening lines often come to mind when I look at Byron Bay now. I’ve never liked the term ‘NIMBY’. It’s used by people whose own backyards will not be affected. (The proponents of the Butler Street bypass and the bus station tend not to reside there.) The residents have an eloquent, informed spokesperson in Paul Jones but his rational arguments, time and money, like those of others, seem to have counted for little with Byron Bay’s commercial agenda in action again. This whole project will destroy the quality of life for many in the proximity of Butler Street. We have been treated like the ‘peasants’ during the the 19th century English
Enclosures, despite the usual lip-service to supposed open and democratic procedures. Now The National Party representatives are claiming they’re securing the extra millions (millions!) towards completion of the bypass as an achievement that should count in their runup to the next election. I hoped that the recent cyclone Oma might properly flood the swamp areas involved; no such luck! But there is still time for more flooding rain. As my parody of Betjeman’s far more eloquent poem has it: Come cyclones now and blast the Bay/ and purge the place and make them pay/ for what’s been done. David Morris Byron Bay ■ Now that Council own the old hospital site in Byron could that be turned into the new bus interchange? It would keep traffic out of town and should be a bit safer as it’s right next to the police station. Menno Koopmans South Golden Beach
Shark snack II While I agree in principle that over fishing is a result of ‘leaving us with hungry sharks’ (letter March 6) – to a point
– my belief, and I may be wrong, is that the overfishing out on the continental shelf has resulted in more sharks inshore chasing a feed. To my knowledge, beach netting hasn’t occurred since the introduction of local sanctuary zones. The fact these zones have been introduced has brought our local marine habitats back to a degree of sustainability, which equals lots of food for sharks! Hence, more sharks than normal. I would welcome a scientific response to my argument; it may shed a little more light on the subject. Jamie Steel Mullumbimby
Moving on It is time that the conflict between rail trailers (Trailers) and trains on tracks (TOOTs) be brought to a speedy conclusion. Whilst this decade-long battle of words continues, nothing is being actually done to address the urgent underlying issues raised by both sides and funds are being wasted sustaining a corridor that is doing nothing. Only someone paid off by corporate interests would argue that our region has adequate public transport; it ▶ Continued on page 18
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Retaining operational Council land for the long-term benefit of the community and seeking a fresh vision for the former South Byron STP site in Byron Bay. One Broken Head Road is a large Council-owned site (nearly 8 hectares) at the Suffolk Park/Byron Bay gateway which formerly operated as the South Byron Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). In March 2018, Council ran an Expression of Interest (EoI) process seeking innovative ideas for the redevelopment of an area of this site to deliver a range of benefits and outcomes back to the community. Council has shortlisted four proponents from this EoI process and is conducting a selective Request for Tender (RFT) over coming months, commencing in March 2019. Once this 10 week RFT has concluded and an evaluation of proposals is complete, the preferred vision for the future use of this site will be shared with the community.
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Articles The grass is greener here – do you have any to spare? Aslan Shand Just under three hours drive away the land is continuing to dry out fast. What was once known as the Timmbarra – the river that never stops flowing – has been reduced to puddles of slime, surrounded by burnt grass. Timmbarra is the Indigenous name for Rocky River in Tenterfield where local graziers Zoe and Eddie Lederhose say they and their neighbours have never seen anything as dry as the current state of the land. ‘We’ve been here for ten years and never seen it so dry,’ they said. ‘Even our neighbour who inherited the farm from his family said he’s never seen it so dry in his lifetime.’
No summer rain The wholistic farming practices they use have kept their farm going since they bought the property, but they are now struggling to keep their cattle going without the usual summer rains. ‘We haven’t had any decent rain since November,’ said Eddie. Zoe agreed saying that people throughout the area are suffering. ‘We are asking for people on the coast who might be able to take some cattle from the properties in the Rocky River area to contact us,’ she said. ‘We know that the drought has had a disastrous effect west of the range, however, on the Easton fall country around Tenterfield the effects of the big dry and relentless heat are taking their toll.’
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Out of grass Zoe and Eddie are coordinating a call out on behalf of themselves and their neighbours to people on the coast who might have some land that they could agist their cattle on. ‘We are out of grass and very low on water and if we don’t find some temporary paddocks to get them through the winter we will lose it all,’ she said. ‘One of our neighbours who recently sold some cattle had to accept prices as low as $12 for a steer. It cost them $40 to transport it from the farm to the sale. So it ended up costing them $28 to sell the steer and make sure it didn’t die a painful death of thirst and starvation,’ she said.
Plea for help ‘We are not prepared to see our beautiful breeders go for nothing to the
abattoir and are appealing for any assistance for short- or long-term agistment for our lovely quiet mumma cows.’ In fact they have said they are prepared to help with repair fencing and can also supply portable fencing. ‘It’s all possible,’ she said. ‘Mobile steel yards are transportable, can be moved from paddock to paddock, making small blocks usable. ‘We are hoping that people who have never thought of utilising the grass in their fields will take up the chance to help keep the grass under control, clean up their paddocks and get paid for it at the same time,’ said Zoe hopefully. If you think you have some space that could accommodate cattle for the winter give Zoe and Eddie a call on 0428 030 889 or 6737 6829 and find out how you can help some struggling farmers being severely impacted by the current drought.
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simply doesn’t. Any coherent approach to addressing climate change requires a significant increase in public transport and rail freight. Similarly, no one should ignore the plight of bicyclists; they make up a disproportionate component of road deaths and their decision to travel pollution free is to be applauded as we grow as a mecca for tourism. It’s time to cut to the chase. We require an independent feasibility study and integrated transport plan that
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other lands, what a working and competent government does is just that. The present Liberal government despises public expenditure and has been delighting in this bun fight. Meanwhile their apologists and servants, The Nationals, have pretended to champion both sides. Laurence Axtens Lismore
Coolamon aged care The story The Fisher family’s wish for healthcare in Mullum mentions my late father
Keith O’Meara. Dad was one of the Saint Vincent de Paul Conference (SVDP) members who had a vision to build an aged care facility in Mullum – Coolamon Villa. It was Council who suggested the land owned by the Hospital Trust where Coolamon now stands. Dad was a member of the Board of Coolamon Villa from its inception till it was sold to Catholic Health Care (CHC), who then managed it from their state headquarters.
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CHC, like SVDP, is a not for profit organisation. Coolamon was built with a combination of funds from a government grant, SVDP and the community. How well I remember the years of fundraising through the Chincogan Fiesta. The Music Halls were legendary! After several years of fundraising, Coolamon was built and the town had a first class aged care facility. Ownership changed several years ago. My father was a resident there for a few months prior to his death and my mother is currently a resident of Coolamon. Coolamon would have been giving love and care to our vulnerable elders for at least 40 years. I object to the suggestion that Coolamon should purchase the land they occupy. The state government sold the hospital site to Council for $1, knowing full well that it was going to cost at least $2m to remediate. So why can’t Byron Shire Council replicate this generosity and gift the land to Catholic Health Care for $1? Having sat on the board of another local aged care facility, I know that it’s very difficult to break even unless you have more than 50 beds. ‘Get big or get out’, the so called economies-of-scale, is the current government thinking. Coolamon has around 54 beds. I would hate to see this wonderful facility lost to the community because it couldn’t afford to pay market price for the land it occupies and has occupied for such a long time! The Fisher family were certainly very generous in gifting the site to the town
CHESS by Ian Rogers The wheels of French justice turn slowly but, nine years after the event, they caught up with French Olympic fraudsters Sebastien Feller, Arnaud Hauchard and Cyril Marzolo. Late last month the prosecutor at the Thionville Criminal Court, Régine Gudefin, proposed that the absent trio, having been found guilty, be sentenced to nine months jail, suspended, for their part in securing Feller a gold medal (and 5,000 Euros) at the Khanty Mansiysk Chess Olympiad in 2010. ‘There was cheating, deception and, in criminal terms, fraud,’ said the prosecutor. The plan was brilliant yet simple. Marzlolo, sitting in Paris, would watch Feller’s game online and text a computer’s suggested moves to Hauchard, the French team captain. Hauchard would then return to the playing arena and stand in a particular position visible to Feller. Hauchard would indicate the square Feller should be moving to. For example, if he first stood behind the French board one and then moved to the opposition board 3, that would indicate a piece should go to the a7 square. (The French boards indicated a to d and 1 to 4, while the opposition boards were e to h and 5 to 8.)
for the purpose of health care. I’m sure Coolamon Villa would fall within their wish. Jan Lang Ewingsdale
Protect koalas The Greens have been working tirelessly to protect all koala habitat in state forests from logging, including through the creation of new national parks. They strongly oppose the NSW LNP government’s weakened environmental laws, which allow for devastating deforestation and clearing of koala habitat. The former principal solicitor of the Environmental Defenders Office and environmental lawyer Sue Higginson, our Greens Mayor Katie Milne and NSW MP and koala spokesperson Dawn Walker have been working tirelessly to save our forests from logging and the establishment of The Great Koala National Park near Coffs Harbour. The Greens recognise that biodiversity conservation is crucial to maintaining ecological integrity and ecological sustainability, and that climate change is having a devastating and ongoing negative impact on biodiversity. The weakening of environmental protection by any level of government must be opposed. Lyn Dickinson Pottsville
Blues Festival I purchased a five day pass for this year’s Bluesfest at last year’s festival. No mention was made at that time of having to pay for parking in the future. I heard through a friend of a friend about this paid The scheme was only uncovered during the penultimate round of the Olympiad when the French Chess Federation’s (FFE’s) VicePresident Joanna Pomian visited Marzolo one afternoon. While Marzolo was making coffee, his mobile phone buzzed and Pomian saw the words ‘Send more moves!’ appear on a text from Hauchard. Pomian reported what she had seen to the team manager in Siberia, a team meeting was held, and Feller and Hauchard confessed. Feller, France’s top scorer, was dropped for the final round. At the later meeting with the FFE, Feller and Hauchard explained in detail how the scheme had worked, but later denied everything. With high-powered legal support, they managed to overturn a ban, with the 200 text messages by Marzolo to Siberia during Feller’s games being ruled private and therefore inadmissable. One by one, the top FFE officials resigned in frustration and disgust. The world body FIDE put their own three year ban on the trio and also introduced new draconian – though ineptly enforced – rules at Olympiads to try to prevent a repeat. Captains are now censured for walking into the line of sight of their players and mobile phones, watches and pens are banned from the playing arena. Sentencing will be in May.
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Letters parking fundraiser for Mr Noble. I honestly thought it was a scam as I have heard nothing from BluesFest about this imposition. Being on their mailing list, I hear from them weekly but with NO mention of the parking charge. I sought clarification of this matter with a follow-up email a week later. They have not had the courtesy to acknowledge my emails, let alone comment on them! This is morally and ethically wrong. I live at Kingscliff and the regularity of buses (which I believe we have to pay for) means we will be away from home significantly longer for each of the five days than if we drove. I don’t know how many car spaces there are but it’d have to be close to a couple of thousand. If that’s correct, the daily gross take for Mr Noble would be in the vicinity of $50,000. How much does it cost to run the car park, given that many of the staff directing traffic are volunteers? I’m disgusted by BlueFest’s high-handed, money-grabbing tactic of announcing changes after we bought our tickets. Surely that is illegal? There’s not much point in offering refunds when many people
will have already paid for accommodation and airfares. Since and including 1994, I’ve attended 16 BluesFests. I can assure Mr Noble that this year will be my last BluesFest. That’s a shame but I will not continue to support an organisation that immorally rips off the punters. Remember Mr Noble – what goes around, comes around. Ross Allan Kingscliff
What helmet? In Backlash an item stated Byron Shire Council supported the opening of a cycleway from Suffolk to Byron. Whilst I feel this is a very worthwhile project, as this will obviously encourage more cyclists, I am dismayed by the absolute lack of action, apparently only in the Byron Shire, in enforcing the cycle helmet laws. I have contacted the police, Council, and the local member of parliament and have been faced with the usual ‘it’s not our problem’, ‘we don’t have the manpower’ or it’s ‘just a waster of time’. Even the responsible minister has been ignoring my requests for an answer to
this serious problem over the past four months. It seems like we don’t wish to offend our overseas tourists whose countries don’t have compulsory helmet laws. The problem is that many locals are now following suit and ignoring the law. I am told fining visitors would be a waste of time as they will leave the country without paying. However, I have pointed out that the tourists all carry credit cards and if you receive an on-the-spot fine overseas you pay then and there with your card. We get fined for not wearing seatbelts, but not for not wearing a bicycle helmet. Both protective devices have been proven in studies to save lives. Do we wait for a cyclist’s death in this area before we act? On the spot fines, immediately deducting the amount from their credit card, would soon correct the problem. Dr Richard Harvey Coopers Shoot
“ON THE EDGE” ART BY NHOJ
▶ Fast Buck$ makes an apology for errors in his letter published last week, online at www.echo.net. au along with lots of other letters received this week.
Nhoj’s arresting array of paintings, rich in colour and textured gloss, are based on subjects from the wonders of the natural world and the adventures he imbibes on his outback and seafaring journeys, occasionally entertaining the cha cha of his mischievous muse Candy. A painter and installation artist in a life lived fully as an adventurer, mountaineer, skier, surfer, sailor, desert explorer, farmer, father and raconteur. Nhoj has travelled wide and deep and his paintings reﬂect the places that have inspired a proliﬁc collection of works. Interpreted with lust for life energy, humour and at times a bombastic boldness.
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Forest art: out of the blue… In the hills behind Mullumbimby something unexpected has grown in the forest. An art movement. It began humbly as a result of a rather grand art studio that made visiting friend, and occasional artist, Mandy Nolan exclaim ‘Wow this would be an amazing gallery!’ A seed was planted and when the conditions are right that very studio morphs into Forest Art; ‘The Biggest Little Show in the Universe’, an impromptu artistic happening that brings creatives crawling out from the undergrowth.
Momentary morph Forest Art is the brainchild of artists Brendan Kelly and Claire Yerbury. Nurtured with love, and with a vision to create a unique sensory experience beyond a traditional commercial gallery. Forest Art was conceived around 18 months ago when Brendan and Claire decided to ask a handful of their artistic friends to join them in a small party to show their work. It was successful, but the pair wanted to expand the experience, so they built a winding staircase through their forest to the gallery where participants were greeted by a panda playing the musical saw. Performance art popped out of the shadows, along with sculpture, installations, video art, paintings and conversation. Lots and lots of conversation. And lots and lots of art! With the third exhibition
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Katy Owen (LAMFM), local laugher Richard Jones, Nyck Jeanes (President, BayFM) and George Ridal (Producer, Bay FM).
Forest Art is the brainchild of artists Brendan Kelly and Claire Yerbury. A vision to create a unique sensory experience beyond a traditional commercial gallery. Photo supplied on the horizon, Forest Art has flourished, this time blooming a vibrant ‘blue’, asking contributors to offer a work drawn, painted or constructed in this hue. The vision for the upcoming exhibition was to create a giant forest bower, where deep in the shadows is a treasure of the unusual, the challenging, the confrontational and the beautiful. And being ‘blue’, part of the proceeds from sales will go to Beyond Blue. And it’s got lots of people coming up with innovative ways to participate.
Running out... ‘We spoke to our friend who works with people in mental health and asked if they’d be into making origami butterflies. She loved the idea. We gave her a stack
of blue paper and the next thing we knew she phoned us asking for more because they’d already run out! She said that one patient in particular was really benefitting from it because it was so therapeutic. Claire and I were over the moon when we heard that!’ said Brendan.
Avante-garde roots So how did this happen? Who are these people forging ahead with their avantegarde grassroots gallery? Brendan and Claire’s vision for Forest Art is echoed in the words Brendan heard from one of his mentors many moons ago: ‘You’re an artist. You’ve always been an artist, it’s just that you don’t know it yet.’ For artists, those established and those still emerging, having a place to
show your work is crucial. While there is a place for commercial and more mainstream galleries, there is a need for the excitement and innovation of an organic artistic happening – where many hands come together to create a sensory overload. This is an immersive experience. From the minute you arrive until the minute you leave, when you enter Forest Art you are somewhere else. It’s like you nibbled Alice’s mushroom, and stepped inside another world. But the portal door only opens for one night only. Contributing artists include John McCormick, Steve Waller, Zion Stewart, Courtney Cook, Krista Fuller, and Luke’s Sunset Cocktails. To find out more about Forest Art, Friday 22 March: ForestArtShow@gmail.com.
Local laugher Richard Jones knows that laughter fasttracks happiness and he is inviting you join him to have a great laugh and make the world a better place. On Wednesday March 20 it is the United Nations International Day of Happiness and Richard has been bringing together schools and the community to Laugh-a-Minute for Mankind. ‘Everyone knows a good belly laugh makes you feel great, but with all the stresses of life, we often forget to flick on that internal happiness switch inside us, and that switch is laughter,’ said Richard.
Laugh out loud The Laugh-a-Minute for Mankind initiative has been a great hit with Bay FM 99.9 listeners and local schools over the last five years since it started. ‘You don’t laugh because you’re happy, you’re happy because you laugh,’ said
Richard with a giggle. ‘Laughter’s contagious effect is a magical gift only mankind can share. It is multi-lingual and when you get Bay FM 99.9 broadcasting a minute of pure laughter, they’re orchestrating a gigantic happiness boost for all listeners no matter what gender, colour, creed, age or nationality. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the International Day of Happiness,’ he said.
Laugh time: 1pm ‘Whether at home, in the workplace, even in the car, it’s so easy to get involved. Just tune in to Bay FM 99.9 on Wednesday March 20 at 1pm and instead of hearing the news, you will be guided into a minute of joyful laughter. ‘Soon enough laughter’s charm will take over and you and those around you will be laughing along with the Bay FM community all the way to your happy place. Don’t just take my word for it, give it a go.’
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Is it safer under the mattress? Patricia Warren It promises to be a dog fight royale. The four big banks can be expected to behave like uncontrollable pit bulls, determined to savage Senator Hanson’s Banking System Report (Separation of Banks) Bill 2019. This bill is about re-establishing confidence in the banking system by separating ‘core banking’, called retail and commercial banking, where deposits are protected from the risky wholesale and investment banking. By default the recent Haynes Royal Commission has brought focus on how banks are currently structured to do business. Fur will fly because bankers do not want a firewall between deposits and the flow of these into their trading activities. Bloodletting can be expected should this bill stand in the way of using your money to cover their gambling in high return investments, including derivatives.
Learned from GFC? People are reminded that it was the collapse of the derivatives market that brought about the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) 2007/8. Nothing has been learned. In December 2018 it was claimed that the notional value of the derivatives cleared worldwide is 4.4 times world GDP, up from 2.8 times in 2008. While not all derivatives are evil, it is estimated that Australian banks are currently exposed to more than $37Tr in derivatives and billions in short-term debt. The global derivatives markets are vast, unregulated, some deliberately untraceable in off-shore entities and commonly off the books. Currently, there is potentially US$540Tr of global derivatives set to ignite a global financial crisis.
Divorce time The idea of separating core-banking activities from the higher risk investment banking is not new. There is widespread support for the breaking up of the banks, including from former CEOs of major banks, academics and former prime minister Paul Keating. The banks are powerful and effective lobbyists exercising undue influence not only in the market place where they work like an
oligopoly but with both major political parties having donated $2.6m. Their relationship with Treasury and the regulator, Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) has been described as ‘incestuous’. Currently there is approximately $2.8Tr held in deposits as unsecured loans in Australian financial institutions of which over 80 per cent is concentrated in the four big banks. Banks pay very little interest on deposits while using a significant proportion of the funds to trade in high-risk areas.
BAIL IN Under Australia’s BAIL IN legislation, there is no explicit exclusion of deposits in the law. Deposits are exposed to cover the gambling risks of financial institutions in times of financial crisis in the global system. So, if the derivatives market collapses, as it did in the GFC, then cash will be used to BAIL IN and stablise failing global institutions be it from people’s term deposits or business operating and superannuation fund accounts. Politicians have refused to amend the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Act 2018 (FSLA) to exclude deposits from this – protecting the bankers and their risk-taking behaviour.
Deny risk CEOs of the major banks and other leading financial institutions deny that deposits are at risk. They argue they are controlled by APRA’s prudential standards and that ‘currently’ and ‘as the legislation sits’, only ‘capital instruments’ can be called upon to stablise a failing institution. But APRA can change this under the secrecy provisions of the FSLA to capture deposits as part of BAIL IN. There is a loophole that allows APRA to change its standards to include ‘instruments’ ‘that are not currently considered
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capital under prudential standards.’
Failed gatekeeper No CEO responded to concerns raised directly with them months ago about that provision. Nor did APRA! APRA has failed as the gatekeeper of our financial system. APRA takes recommendations directly from the International Bank of Settlement (IBS). This means our financial institutions are influenced by the motivation of the central bankers to protect the global financial system above depositors. Under the Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill 2019 it is intended to break that direct connection. Instead, APRA must not only come before an Australian parliamentary committee for ‘prior express written approval and consent’ to act before implementing any recommendations or decisions of any foreign bank or foreign authority, but have parliamentary approval to change its prudential standards for the purpose of regulating our financial institutions.
Public inquiry Parliament’s Senate Standing Committee on Economics is currently holding a public inquiry on the bill and calling for submissions. It is a numbers game and broad based support of the bill is needed to counter what can be expected from the banks, Treasury and APRA. Submissions need only read: I support the Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill 2019 and I support the separation of retail commercial banking activities involving the holding of deposits from wholesale and investment banking as proposed in the bill. Submissions need to be sent to economics.sen@ aph.gov.au or mailed to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics PO Box 6100 Canberra ACT 2600 by 12 April 2019. March 13, 2019 The Byron Shire Echo 21
Ballina’s candidates in the hot seat Mia Armitage News of a sixth candidate for the already hotly-contested seat of Ballina hit this week but don’t worry, he’ll be at the forum. What forum? The live-to-air Ballina Meet the Candidates Q & A forum next Monday night at the Byron Theatre, 6pm – presented by The Echo, Bay FM and community renewable energy advocacy group COREM.
Q’s live on air! Got a question for any or all of our six impassioned candidates? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and turn up on the night for your chance to ask it live on air via Bay FM 99.9.
Youth VIPs to quiz candidates The youth of today… well, they just seem so politically motivated! Just last week on Bay FM’s Community Newsroom we heard from Byron Shire school students Ella and Indi, who said they had learned plenty about climate change – the science, the impacts, the UN summits and the politics – by the age of fifteen. They knew more than plenty of adults and were able to quote
Incumbent Greens MP Tamara Smith
NSW Nationals’ Ben Franklin
research, data and statistics. They are planning a second student strike for climate action this week in Byron (March 15) and had an International Women’s Day event at their school. Ella and Indi as well as other passionate youth citizens from the region are invited to Monday’s forum where they can sit in the front row and be the first to ask our candidates what they envision for the future.
Rubbish, renewable energy and RDTs: we wanna know The hosts won’t be asking questions on the night – the forum is reserved for candidate’s speeches at 7pm after a 30 min film, A Call to Climate Action with Bill McKibben.
Country NSW Labor’s Sustainable Australia’s Keep Sydney Open’s James Wright Asren Pugh Lisa McDermott
Then it’ll be time for your questions, emceed by former ABC host Angela Catterns. But The Echo, Bay FM and COREM have invited the candidates to consider addressing a few questions in the short speeches they will deliver. Those questions include: 1. What will you do to ensure the global rubbish crisis is addressed in New South Wales as a priority this year? 2. How do we make sure the renewables revolution benefits local and regional communities, including renters? 3. Do you support a Roadside Drug Testing (RDT) regime that measures impaired driving (like the alcohol test) as opposed to the current regime that just measures the presence of cannabis and imposes driving bans and other
heavy penalties when there is no evidence of bad driving? 4. How will you ensure sustainable and affordable housing occurs that doesn’t come at the cost of either our local environment (fauna and flora) or at the cost of our local built environment?
Who will answer? Will the candidates answer our questions? Come along to find out. Make your vote count – get informed. Labor and Nationals funding announcements have been coming in thick and fast over the past few months and the Greens have had a few too. You’ll be forgiven for not having kept up or for even getting the policies confused – after all, a lot of the time it’s hard to tell the difference (check out the competing policies
Animal Justice Party’s Cathy Blasonato
on TAFEs, for example. Talk about fine print!) Have you even had a chance to check out where the Animal Justice Party stands on issues besides beasts? Or what Sustainable Australia cares about besides population growth? You probably only just found out Ballina now has a candidate representing the Keep Sydney Open party. But it’s not too late to get up to speed on what’s promised for voters in the oh-so-marginal Ballina electorate and find out what’s worrying your neighbours. Ballina Meet the Candidates! Byron Theatre, Monday 18 March, 6pm, gold coin entry. Send questions to: email@example.com. Facebook: Ballina Meet the Candidates!
Don’t trash your vote! If you vote without preferences and your first choice loses, your vote will be wasted!
Make sure your least wanted party doesn’t sneak in by accident, put them last on your ballot so that at the final count, your vote isn’t tossed in the bin. The votes that didn’t count for Lismore 2015 First preference votes: The Nationals 19,975 The Greens 12,435 Country Labor 12,056 Other 2,581
Greens + Labor = 24,491
Votes redistributed in final count: To The Greens 6,538 To The Nationals 1,087 Votes exhausted 4,729 WASTED VOTES! Final official totals: The Nationals 21,654 The Greens 19,309
*A different result if 10% of the vote didn’t end up in the bin? The Greens (+3,783) 23,092 The Nationals (+946) 22,600
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*The Echo has used a conservative estimated ratio of 4–1 for this calculation.
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Walking the talk of Byron foodies By: Vivienne Pearson
‘There has been a food revolution going for years right here in Byron Bay,’ says Kadri Kutt from Byron Foodies, a new walking foodie tour of the Byron Arts & Industry Estate. ‘The fresh ingredients, clean air and good vibes have created a healthy culture that pays homage to where food comes from.’ Kadri, who launched the tours in December last year, is the perfect person to introduce visitors (and locals) to the hidden food scene in the A&I Estate. With 15 years in food tourism, including with Melbourne Food & Wine, she combines a love of all things food and the ability to tell the stories behind it. ‘I love food and meeting the makers,’ Kadri says. ‘Everyone I have spoken to in the industry says that they we need more ways of letting people see what they do. And so, the tours were born.’ ‘There is a set itinerary, but we add things according to the group,’ says Kadri. ‘It’s their day so the length of time we spend in each place varies.’ The tours (billed as more of a meander than a walk) can include visits to Byron
Bay Cookie Company, Byron Bay Peanut Butter Company, Stone & Wood, Lord Byron Distillery, Bun Coffee and Barrio. Kadri is aware that the Arts & Industry estate has so much to offer visitors but is usually off the tourist trail. Galleries and retail outlets are also options for inclusion in the tours, which generally go for between two and five hours. For locals, the area is one that keeps surprising. ‘I discover new things every time,’ says Kadri. ‘Each tour is an adventure for me too.’ People staying in Byron Bay are encouraged to catch the solar train – all tours start at the North Beach Station
Planning is well advanced for the upcoming Harvest Festival. This year the festival will run over 12 days starting on Wednesday 24 April. near Elements – and groups can consist of a pre-existing group or individuals and pairs who can bond over shared food across the day. ‘Gastronomic tourism is one of the most dynamic and creative segments of tourism,’ says Kadri, who chose to move to the area a year ago after visiting many times. ‘It enables you to tell the story of a destination’s history, culture and people.’ Info: Byron Foodies tours, Byron Arts & Industry Estate, www.byronfoodies.com, FB/Insta @byronfoodiesy.
The first event will be a function at Husk Distillers (the makers of award-winning Ink Gin, as well as some really nice rums) in North Tumbulgum, and will be one of the first functions to be held in their new bar and tasting room. April 27 is the inaugural Harvest Autumn Fair at North Byron Parklands, a ticketed event for 1500 people. It will be a family day connecting local people and visitors with their food. Local restaurants, breweries and distilleries will team with market stalls and lots of fun kid-friendly activities. On the weekend of 4-5 May the self-driving Harvest Trail will be in operation. On this weekend people can see behind the scenes of operations that are normally shrouded in secrecy. In between there will be breakfasts, dinners, cooking classes and workshops and two bus tours happening all over the region. For details: northernriversfood.org/harvest-festival.
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If you’re the sort of person who’s up for trying a ‘ﬁrst time’ event, or if you’re just addicted to glitter and glamour, then you’ll be be saying, ‘drag me to lunch’ on Saturday 23 March! The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co have teamed up with one of the most fabulous showgirls, Penny Clifford, to host Byron Bay’s first ever Drag Lunch from 1pm on the iconic balcony. It promises to be a fun time, with diva queens Mya Crafone and Martini Ice stepping things up to not only get social with you, but to show a little ‘drag with class’. And of course you might also enjoy a cocktail on arrival and a divine lunch to share. Penny, one of the most celebrated glamour showgirls in Australia, made the move to the Northern Rivers a while ago. Expect to be involved in some Drag Bingo, as well as drag performances on the day. ‘Eat glitter for breakfast and shine all day!’ More info: Sat 23 March from 1pm. $65 | balcony.com.au. www.echo.net.au/byron-echo Byron Shire Echo archives
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Head chef Sacha Meier grew up working on a one acre market garden, fishing, prawning and hunting wild rabbits on their farm. From the Earth, you ‘take only what you need and use every piece you take’, he says. Needless to say, the emphasis is on ‘bloody good’ simple fresh food.
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Sauce for a cause
Byron Champagne Club
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By: Sam White
Brunswick Heads’ everpopular burger and ﬁsh & chips restaurant, Hooper’s, has recently launched a new initiative that’s set to do great things for the local community. And it’s all about the sauce! ‘Sauce for a Cause’ will give Hooper’s customers the option to make a coin donation for its range of sauces given out for free with every meal. Each month, Hooper’s will tally up the donations and forward the total amount to a local community organisation or charity. ‘We’ve always been given great feedback for our free sauces,’ says Hooper’s owner and operator, Jack Wright. ‘And they will always remain free. But we reckon people will love having the option of giving a little something back in return. It’s such a simple idea, but if we can give away hundreds, if not thousands, each month to local organisations that need it, then we’ll be really happy we’re doing a good thing.’ Formerly known as Brunswick Fish Bar, the newly revamped and renamed Hooper’s has been a town favourite over
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On Friday March 29th Byron Bay Champagne Club (BBCC) co-founder Remy Tancred (founder of Sample Food Events) is working closely with the executive chef of Seven Mile/Beef & Beach to create a sensational four course dinner to be matched to ﬁve of the ultra-premium champagnes produced in the Jeeper range.
summer, offering burgers, fish & chips, ice-creams, frozen yogurts and more. Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club President Craig Reid is a big fan of Hooper’s, for its food and for the ‘Sauce for a Cause’ concept, with the Surf Club chosen as the first organisation to receive a monthly donation. ‘All of us at the club love getting down to Hooper’s for a feed,’ says Craig. ‘And we’re really happy to see local businesses supporting us and other organisations around the area.’
You will be hosted for this exquisite event by the other BBCC co-founder, and fabulous lady of wine, Jane Thomson (of The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society) and also by a soon-to-be-announced representative direct from Champagne Jeeper!
The team at Hooper’s are looking forward to hearing from local organisations seeking to be included in the ‘Sauce for a Cause’ program. ‘If you have an organisation or a cause you want us to know about, just let us know,’ says Jack. ‘If you’re a charity, a club, a school, a local project doing good things, you can contact us via email or social media or just drop into the restaurant and say hello.’
Both Remy and Jane are well known in the food and beverage industry and see a few local dinners a year being a fun way to share some of their favourite producers from the Champagne region with locals.
For hungry customers, next time you’re in Hooper’s for a meal, keep an eye out for the donation box on the wall and consider making a contribution to a local cause in return for your sauce. And be sure to give the Hooper’s team a big thumbs up for being charitable with the ‘Sauce for a Cause’ idea.
Champagne Jeeper have been growers since the 18th century; the Maison Jeeper story truly began in 1949. It was then that Armand Goutorbe, son of Victor Goutorbe, on his return from the Second World War, decide to produce and sell his champagne. Armand Goutorbe christened his brand champagne Jeeper, with an eye to making himself stand out from the many wine growers of the region also named Goutorbe, and in reference to the Jeep bestowed upon him by the local authorities to help him ascend the vineyard slopes with ease.
The family owned and operated Hooper’s, at shop 10 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads, is open seven days a week from 11am to 8pm. For enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For over the phone orders, call 6685 1240.
There will be five exquisite champagnes provided perfectly matched with the evening meal. The Lennox Head dinner is proudly sponsored by Elders Lennox Head and Mulchay Lawyers. Tickets are limited at $135 per person and available via www.byronbaychampagneclub.com.au.
Exotic foliage. Crystal-clear water. Empty white beaches. Bright-blue skies. Endless sunshine. Northern New South Wales is a big, fat, subtropical, coconut-and turmeric-laced cliché of heavenliness.
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Who doesn’t dream about making peanut butter and doing it in paradise? Well, Tim and James did, and that’s how The Byron Bay Peanut Butter Company started. They decided ‘to make the world’s best natural peanut butters with the world’s best peanuts’ from Kingaroy, QLD. They’re talking about Australian-grown Hi-Oleic peanuts that have a different oil chemistry to regular peanuts. According to Tim and James, ‘They taste so great because the oleic-acid ratio more closely resembles that of olive or avocado oil. Hi-Oleic means they’re higher in monounsaturated or “good” fats. It also allows the peanuts to stay fresher for longer and gives them extra crunch! That means they are healthier and tastier’. Their Facebook page is full of beautiful products they are serving in Byron at their store; for example, Peanut Butter Fudge Chunks and Peanut Butter Truffles dipped in chocolate and topped with coconut. Or how about actual Peanut Butter and Jelly Nice Cream?
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‘We aren’t a regular peanut butter company’, they say. ‘We love peanuts so much we
Good Taste BYRON BAY 1 Grant St, Ballina 6681 9500 www.ballinarsl.com.au Open 7 Days Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
Wharf Bar & Restaurant
Open 7.30am daily, till late every night Coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner, functions & weddings. 12-24 Fawcett St, Ballina 6686 5259 / 6685 6011
Endless Summer Seafood Feast Friday 29 March from 6.30pm Level 1 Spinnakers Function Room Shared style menu - Tickets $69 Several courses plus dessert. Non seafood available on request.
TAKEAWAY ONE STOP SHOP Feed your family with a choice of pizza, pezzo pockets, burgers or fish & chips. OPEN 7 DAYS TILL 8.30pm counter orders only www.WharfBarBallina.com.au
Open from 5pm weekdays Sat / Sun from midday (closed Tues) 2/26 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads 6685 1111
Full Cocktail & Wine Bar. Extensive Menu Includes Tapas, Mains, Desserts and Famous Woodfired Pizzas. 25 Childe St, Byron Bay 6680 9452
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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
The Italian Byron Bay Open 7 days from 6pm Next to the Beach Hotel Bay Street 6680 7055 italianatthepaciﬁc.com.au
Green Room Byron Bay Open daily from 3pm 1 Bay Lane, Byron Bay 6685 6402
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The new brand has received a terrific response. ‘In the first 12 months of business we were selling our peanut butters nationwide, stocked in beautiful artisan and independent grocery stores and even stocking our snack packs in five-star resorts’, they say. ‘The most exciting achievement in our first year of business has been exporting to Singapore, Fiji and more recently Los Angeles.’ The team have recently opened a new Peanut Butter Store, styled by none other than Mr Jason Grant and located in Byron Bays Arts & Industry Estate. This is in fact the only place you can try the ridiculously delicious peanut butter ice creams, cookies and treats. ‘We are seriously living the dream here in Byron Bay, come visit us’, say Tim and James. More info: Byron Bay Peanut Butter Company 16 Tasman Way Byron Arts & Industry www.byronbaypeanutbutter.com.au Facebook & Instagram @byronbaypeanutbutter (02)9188 8826.
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also make satays and snack packs. We think our peanut butter is so popular because we are a small artisan company. But most importantly it’s the roast of our peanuts that makes the perfect level of crunch and silky-smooth texture that keeps our team super busy.’
The Italian Byron Bay provides a bustling atmospheric restaurant, dishing up contemporary inspired Italian cuisine and some of Byron’s finest cocktails and wines.
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New bar and bites at Beach Hotel using the best local produce Sunset Specials 3pm – 6pm daily $12 Signature Cocktails $2 Oysters 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.
Grab your friends and family This rustic Bistro has all the classics and loads of delicious specials every day and desserts to die for. Take advantage of the large al fresco area which can be booked for a casual Aussie BBQ or private function, great for mates and families. The little foxes are well catered for with our $10 kids menu – Chilled out Byron vibe and the best bar prices in town! See our website for our function menu
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Bay Pho Located in Woolies Carpark Shop 6/90–96 Jonson St Byron Bay Phone orders welcome 6680 9223 FB phointhebay
7.30am till late Coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, functions and weddings. Week Day Happy Hour 4–6PM 1 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7632
No Bones Open every day from 5pm 11 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay
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Chupacabra Eat in or take out. Shop 12A, 3 Clifford St, Suffolk Park 0448 077 401 www.chupacabra.com.au @chupabyron
Legend Pizza Open 7 days 9am till after midnight Shop 1 Woolworths Plaza 90-96 Jonson Street 6685 5700 www.legendpizza.com.au
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The Empire Open 7 days M–F 8.30am–4pm, S,S 9am–3pm Dine in, takeaway, licensed FB/Insta: EmpireMullum 20 Burringbar St, Mullum 6684 2306
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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A 5-minute drive from Byron Bay, Barrio brings together the local community Mon–Sat 7am–9pm in a relaxed environment for all-day dining. Wood1 Porter Street, fired oven, charcoal grill, veges, meat, fish, salads, North Byron natural wines, local beers, cocktails and St Ali coffee. No reservations. Bookings Eat in or take-away over 8 email: gather@ www.barriobyronbay.com.au barriobyronbay.com.au @barriobyronbay
The Rocks @ Aquarius Breakfast/Lunch 7 days from 7am 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7663 – Menus at therocksbyronbay.com.au
The Hideout Cafe Breakfast and Lunch 7 days a week from 7.30am Shop 6/13 Lawson Street 6680 9300 FB thehideoutbyronbay insta @thehideoutbyronbay
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
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CHILLED VIBE IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING Join us at The Rocks on Lawson for lots of summer bites! 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 a beautiful outdoor dining space available. $5 SCHOONERS AND $12 COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK
Hidden away in Byron’s iconic ‘Eat street’ Bay Lane, The Hideout Cafe and Bar offers indoor, outdoor and deck dining With a fresh, funky, relaxed vibe, generous serves, cruisey staff and 10am licence, come and find us for ‘Byron’s BEST breakfast’ all day… Takeaway available Vegetarian,Vegan and gluten free options available Kids menu
Contemporary and Middle Eastern flavours • Breakfast and lunch • Wood-fired pizzas • Fresh juices • Great coffee www.lusciousfoods.com.au
Come enjoy our $12 meals, Nolan Private selection Rump, chicken schnitzel, Flathead fillets more to choose from.
7 Days Lunch & Dinner 11.30 – 2.30 Lunch We also have a wide menu selection from our 5.30 – 8.30 Dinner 7.30 – 11.30 on the Deck Breaky everyday menu. Specialising in all types of function and events from small cocktail parties to large Ocean Shores Country Club weddings and conferences. Orana Road, Ocean Shores Please call for more information 6684 2533
Wood-fired pizzas & real Italian cuisine with a Sardinian twist Famous for seafood, meats and pasta dishes. We do special events functions.
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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!
Trattoria Basiloco Open 7 days for Dinner starting 5.30pm See menu, book a table, or order takeaway at www.basilo.co 30 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6680 8818
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Coffee and breakfast 6.30–11.30am Lunch 11.30am–3pm Dinner Tues–Sat 5–9pm Sunday long brunch 10am–5pm
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All your favourites every lunch and dinner Experienced Thai chefs cooking fresh delicious Thai food for you. BYO only Welcome for lunch, dinner and takeaway.
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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.
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Greed, corruption and spiritual romanticism meet in the Amazon Echo reader Cristiano Araujo journeyed to the Amazon and met the ‘People of Truth’, the Huni Kuin Story & images Cristiano Araujo As I was lying in a hammock in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon I was certain that I’d finally found the place I was looking for. I looked at the whole tribe around me, people of all ages from eight to 80 years old; all dressed in the most beautiful hand-made clothes and jewellery. Their faces were painted in red and radiated with welcoming and genuine smiles. I had tears in my eyes as I felt blessed knowing that a time and place like this was to be deeply honoured and was rare to find. I first became interested in the Kaxinawa tribe watching documentaries at the Aya 2014 Conference, held in Spain, to debate the use of the ayauasca brew. I saw the Cacique (Chief) Sia Kaxinawa speak to a worldwide audience with great pride and confidence about the traditions kept by his people in the state of Acre, in Brazil. What I didn’t know at that time was just how precious these people are for learning about the correct use of the traditional sacred plants of the Amazon Jungle, nor how threatened they are by both the outside system as well as the greed and corruption within their own communities. The white settlers gave them the name Kaxinawa, a derogatory term meaning ‘bat people’. They call themselves Huni Kuin in their own language (hatcha kuin), meaning the ‘People of Truth’. ‘Even during the most difficult periods of living with the nawas (white men) our elders always made sure we learned and kept our traditions alive, despite all the forces against us,’ the Paje (medicine man), Tene told me while sitting with his family in the kupixawa (big house) just a few days before we sat in ceremony. I had to be patient on my journey to get there, sometimes waiting a few days to receive permissions from the Huni Kuin leaders or the Ibama. Although you sometimes come across corrupt Ibama officers (the Brazilian government department that looks after indigenous rights) in other areas of Brazil, I was surprised to meet Ney Alencar who was well respected by the leaders from all villages inside his jurisdiction. He invited me to join him on a visit to a very isolated indigenous settlement, called Flor da Mata, many hours up river from the city of Jordao where he was going to see Tene. ‘Last time I met this medicine man we were on a boat ride and he impressed me by chanting to blow away the clouds of rain coming our way,’ said Ney.
background. The Cacique Sia Kaxinawa (whom I saw in a documentary saying beautiful words about his people) is also in charge of an association that manages the money that comes to this ethnic group. But locals are not always happy with the allocation of funds. ‘One of my students won a ten thousand dollar prize from an art project many years ago but we never saw the money’, complains PK, the leader of a village who asked to remain anonymous.
‘It is hard to say exactly if it really played a role but we did not feel a single drop of rain in our journey.’ When we arrived at the village in a small boat a loud horn, made from armadillo, announced that outsiders had arrived. ‘We are honoured to have you here,’ said Tene with a wise smile, welcoming us to the village. ‘You guys are the first outside visitors we’ve received since we settled up river eight years ago.’ I knew I’d arrived at the right place. Everyone from his family, about 35 people, were getting ready to show us the jiboia (python) dance, one of their sacred rituals. Soon I had my face painted in red from a plant called Urucum and my body dressed with leaves, ready to join in the dance. Ney realised he needed to go back to Jordao, leaving just my family and me alone with the tribe. I knew the experience would be even more meaningful now. For the next few days we were shown how most of their beautiful art, crafts and clothes were made and how to produce a tattoo-like black body painting out of a fruit called jenipapo. They fished by spreading a mixture of plants in the water to poison the fish, which asphyxiates them. The tradition is called Bakawa, and apparently doesn’t affect human consumption. My step-son Pedro wasn’t as impressed as I was. ‘That’s not fair’, he cried feeling sorry for the fish that had no chance to fight back. Only a small portion of the river was used to catch enough for the meal accompanied by peanuts, banana, cassava and corn. These were, I soon discovered, the same ingredients we’d have for all following meals. It made me realise how spoilt I am with my normal super-food diet.
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Poisoned water It seems contradictory to think about how people of the rainforest can suffer water problems. But their water sources are contaminated by the farms that border their land. Farmers use all sorts of nasty chemicals and their water sources get contaminated, causing many different illnesses in the community. ‘There were 22 deaths over a very short period of time in a nearby village’, says Valdir Baptista, PhD in Public Health from Sao Paulo University. ‘The sewage system, food security and transport issues for emergency treatments in isolated areas are some of the main problems in the region’. Most of the outsiders that manage to visit the area get infected too, due to the poor quality water. It wasn’t any different in my case.
After visiting Tene’s village, we visited a few other Huni Kuin settlements. Despite their hospitality and incredible knowledge of the forest, I noticed the same water and health problems at most of them.
Corruption As I started inquiring about the subject with different locals I came across another sad reality: that in my naive, romanticised way of thinking, what I thought would never happen among the people of the forest was happening. Unfortunately it seems that in the same way love and kindness can be found anywhere in humanity, greed and corruption are also part of society’s condition, independent of race or cultural
The Huni Kuin are becoming well known worldwide for their beautiful art. Exhibitions in big Brazilian cities and even in Europe are becoming more common. Often these exhibitions are helping to draw the attention of organisations genuinely interested in helping them to preserve their customs, which has been very beneficial. At Fortaleza village a group of British people helped build a wheel powered by solar panels, solving their electricity problem for many years to come. Unfortunately, it was also clear that many of the ‘shamans’ travelling the world offering ayauasca ceremonies – for very expensive sums – have not been authorised by the tribe to do so. They are then coming back to Jordao to buy real estate, while their communities continue to have no access to basic necessities. ‘Many of the boys travelling around the world with Nixi Pae are showman, not shaman’, says PK.
Nixi pae Leaving all the difficulties aside it was time to focus, as we were told we would have a Nixi pae (ayauasca) ceremony the next day. We cooked the traditional medicine in the morning and around sunset the armadillo horn sounded six times. It was the command for the entire tribe to head to the kupixawa as their sacred ritual was about to start. Everything that followed was extremely beautiful and hard to truly convey in words. We spent the entire evening singing and dancing together. In the morning we all had the talking stick in our hands to express our feelings and insights. Every Saturday the tribe does this and that is how they make important decisions as a group – from a ‘clear mind state’, Tene points out as we head to the river for a swim to close the ritual.
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5 KOUZINA BYRON BAY Authentic Greek homestyle kitchen offering locally sourced, seasonal meals, mezzes, salads, sweets, organic coffee, and more. Breakfast/ Lunch 7.30am–3pm ~ Tues–Fri dinner 6–late ~ Thur–Sat Ph: 0451 196 769 1 Acacia Street Instagram: kouzina_byronbay Facebook: Kouzina Byron Bay Greek 6 ZENTAI LIVING Australia’s natural bedding specialist since 1981. Certified organic latex mattresses. All-natural latex mattresses. Traditional futons. All solid American oak bedframes. Bedroom furniture. 1/11 Banksia Drive Shop instore or online at zentai.com.au.
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12 BIKRAM YOGA Byron Bay’s hot yoga studio. Offering Bikram Yoga, Hot Pilates, Vinyasa and Yin. New Ownership. All levels welcome. Locals intro offer $49/21 days. Holiday Pass $60/week. 8 Grevillea St, Byron Bay | 0438 771 170 bikramyogabyronbay.com.au 13 BYRON BAY OLIVE CO La Cuisine from the Byron Bay Olive Co. Olives, Tapenade, French deli and take away for an authentic taste of Provence in the heart of the Arts & Industry Estate. 2/29 Brigantine Street, Byron Bay byronbayolivescompany.com 14 EVOLVE PHYSIO & PILATES New daily group class schedule. All instructed by our expert physios. Experience the difference! Intro Offers: $16 First Class $35/week unlimited classes. Health fund rebates available. Unit 1B, 11 Banksia Drive | 0416 749 746 evolvepilates.com.au 15 EMPORIUM OF WONDERS The most magical children's party and retail destination in the Shire. Need a birthday gift? Come visit, meet a fairy, explore for treasures and book your fairytale birthday celebration. Open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 10am–5pm. 8 Banksia Drive | 5614 8879 emporiumofwondersbyronbay.com 16 GROUNDED LIVING Solutions to your soft flooring needs. The latest range takes inspiration from the colours of the Byron Shire. It is the ocean, a walk in nature, the feeling of being at home – and Grounded. 4/4 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay groundedliving.com.au 17 HONEY HUNT STYLE The most comfortable leggings, perfect for yoga, Pilates, dolling up or chillin’. Created in Byron, Australian made, for women.Twentyseven unique designs XS-XXL. 2/10 Brigantine Street, Byron Bay @Honeyhuntstyle | www.honeyhunt.style 18 BLIND DESIGN BYRON BAY Make life easier! Convenient control of your blinds with the PowerView app. Buy 4 or more Luxaflex PowerView motorised window coverings and receive the Home Automation Control Hub for free! 1/84 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay | 6680 8862 blinddesignbyronbay.com.au 19 SALT & WOOD INTERIORS Our new luxe lifestyle store showcases an eclectic mix of fashion, homewares, furniture and artwork, stocking brands like Uniqwa, Gypset Cargo, Suboo, Woven Husk and St Barts. 4/52 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay saltandwood.com.au
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20 SUPERFEAST Come visit the herb specialists at the SuperFeast HQ shop to learn about medicinal mushrooms, adaptogens and tonic herbs. These ancient herbal extracts can help increase vibrancy and longevity. 4/20 Brigantine Street superfeast.com.au Instagram @superfeast 21 STONE & WOOD Drop into our tasting room and brewery for a tour, tasting, or a bite to eat in a space dedicated to beer education. 100 Centennial Circuit stoneandwood.com.au
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amount of time and the frustration of spending 5 minutes trying to find the end of the tape.
3 Throw as you go. While you’re
packing, identify things that you won’t need in your new place. Rule of thumb: if it has no sentimental value and you haven’t used it in the last 12 months it is time to give that item a new home. Make piles for sell, throw, donate.
Have the right gear. Assess the amount you’re moving. Talk to some experts about the size of trailer or van or truck you’ll need. You’ll also benefit from hiring a trolley for easier lifting and carrying.
Label well. Pack and label a box with all your essentials so you can go straight to it on your first night. Then label each box in as much detail as you need. You think you’ll remember but after 40 boxes, some not packed you, you may not. Moving can be overwhelming and tedious but with a little advanced planning and a good bunch of friends, I can’t say it will be fun but it will be much less painful.
Right on the edge of Water Lily Park, this fabulous modern home is waiting for its new family. Light fills the living areas, coming in from the double height gallery windows. The kitchen is great, there is plenty of drawer storage and a big bench for pulling up a stool. Open plan living and dining areas flow out on to the back deck with views over the adjoining park and lake. The rest of the downstairs accommodation comprises a luxurious master suite, enjoying the same outlook and a walk-through robe leading in to a spacious bathroom. The second level has a wide gallery style landing area overlooking the void and living space. The two large upstairs bedrooms and family bathroom are all bright and have heaps of storage. Open: Friday 15 March 4–4.30pm Contact: Todd Buckland 0408 966 421 Byron Shire Real Estate
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B Y R O N B AY 27 Cemetery Road Expressions of Interest 4
Katrina Beohm 0467 001 122
+ 14ft ceilings, double hung windows, polished timber floors & verandahs. Ensuite in master + Polished concrete benches, walk-in pantry, dishwasher & gas stove. 2 living rooms + dining + Garage with remote entry, concrete slab, laundry & 3rd bathroom. The yard has room for a pool + Solar hot water & 10,000L water tanks. Walk to cafes, schools, golf course & beach
N E W B R I G H T O N 14 Casons Lane $1.375 million 4
+ Recently renovated, original beach house with natural light & hardwood floorboards throughout + Kitchen equipped with Smeg appliances & family breakfast bar. Open plan lounge area with A/C + Stylish studio offering a spacious bedroom, separate storage & living room plus a gorgeous deck + Landscaped level yard, backs onto a nature reserve. Stroll to shops, markets, cafe & beach
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5/1 Bindaree Way, Ocean Shores
34 Natan Court, Ocean Shores
Inspect Friday 15th March 3-3.30pm Price $425,000
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Inspect Direct golf course access and views of Saturday 16th March 12-12.30pm the lake, fairway & 4th hole make this property special. Enjoy the beautiful Price views from the verandah. Recent $740,000 to $780,000 upgrades to the kitchen and main bathroom. Perfect for the modern family or Todd Buckland 0408 966 421 golf enthusiast. Dual occ. potential.
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Inspect Saturday 16th March 11-11.30am Price $650,000 to $690,000
Within a 12-minute stroll to the waters edge at South Golden Beach, this little gem sits near the canal and reserve in a peaceful cul de sac. A family friendly property with open plan living area, covered outdoor entertaining & fully fenced back yard.
Todd Buckland 0408 966 421
48 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores
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Great unit in a convenient location just a 2-minute walk to the shops. Ideal for the first home buyer or investor, this 2-level apartment has an attached garage and a private outdoor entertaining area with rear access. Don’t miss this one.
33 Rangal Road, Ocean Shores 2-minute walk to the sands of South Golden Beach. Open plan living, dining and kitchen areas. The wrap around NE corner deck is a great place to enjoy the tropical mature gardens while swinging in a hammock. Vaulted ceilings, big windows & light filled spaces.
Inspect Saturday 16th March 1-1.30pm Price $870,000 to $930,000 Todd Buckland 0408 966 421
Welcome to Mullumbimby
Byron’s best kept secrets
Location, Lifestyle, Potential
100 Argyle Street, Mullumbimby
2 Seastar Court, Byron Bay
70 Butler Street, Byron Bay
Proudly stationed at the welcome gates to Mullumbimby, the property is set on a 746sqm allotment, overlooking picturesque paddocks giving the feel of ‘farm life’ but without all the hard work. Gorgeous timber cottage (circa 1920’s) with panoramic views of the Koonyum Ranges, Mt Warning and Mt Chincogan. Walk to town, cafes and only 6 minutes to the beach, this unique residence is perfectly positioned for passing trade and would suit a home business. • Panoramic views over paddocks with spectacular mountain vista • Gorgeous 1920’s circa timber character cottage • High ceilings, ornate feature, timber floors • Covered timber decks, outdoor rooms, yesterday features • Air conditioning, gas cooking, heat pump, fireplace • NBN internet connected, town water, fenced yard • Privacy, views and 6 minutes to the Bruns
Saturday 11.00 – 11.30am View: Contact: Fiona Johnson 0400 418 886 Elders Real Estate Brunswick Heads
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One of Byron’s best kept secrets. ‘Ask the other two neighbours why they have lived here longer than me!’ Landsize 733.7m2. • 1 of only 3 homes in the street with elevation and perfect northeast aspect. • Quiet cul-de-sac in a great family neighbourhood – Last sold in 1995. Just perfect. • Elevated, comfortable, spacious, solid double brick open plan home with timber floors. • Just 370-metre walk via Arakwal national parks to ‘dolphins’ surf break on Tallow Beach. • Located in the sought-after Beachcomber Drive area in tightly held cul-de-sac. • Some may choose to rent while they plan their renovations for what this site truly deserves. • Close to town. Do yourself a favour and come and see what this property has to offer. Open: Saturday 9–10.00am Auction: 10.00am Saturday 16 March on site Contact: Valarie Williams 0447 006 434 Byron Beach Realty Jeremy Bennett 0401 222 686 Byron Bay Property Sales
Right in the heart of Byron Bay, located within an easy stroll to world famous beaches, markets, trendy cafes, supermarkets, schools and the main street is this large 156 sqm original family home, ready to be transformed into whatever your heart desires. On a level 482 sqm block, it has high ceilings, numerous configuration options and has the potential to demand an excellent return on investment. The property is currently set up as a creative co-working space, with ample off and on street parking and just 4 minutes’ walk to town. Keep this set up or easily transform the house back into a full size 3 bed, 2 bath family home. Or why not start again and build your dream home right in the heart of Byron Bay!
Open: Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March 10–11.00am Contact: Josh on 0438 689 441 firstname.lastname@example.org
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30 St Helena Road, McLeods Shoot
2 Pearce Road, Booyong
FOR SALE PRICE GUIDE VIEW
$1,910,000 – $2,090,000 Saturday 1.00pm – 1.30pm Tim 0411 757 425
PRICE GUIDE VIEW PLEASE CONTACT
Saturday 23 March on site at 11.00am Call Tim Saturday 11.30am – 12.00pm Tim 0411 757 425
74 Parkway Drive, Ewingsdale
2B Beachcomber Drive, Byron Bay
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Saturday 1.30pm – 2.00pm Karin 0409 177 659
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Saturday 23 March at 1.00pm Saturday 11.00am – 12.00pm Karin 0409 177 659
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Call Karin Heller 0409 177 659
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2 Giaour Street, Byron Bay
1 Strong Road, Corndale
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$765,000 – $835,000 Saturday 10.00 – 10.30am Tim 0411 757 425
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Mr Property Services North Star Holiday Resort – Hasting Point
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Call Kelvin 0423 028 468 $319,000
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Call Kelvin 0423 028 468 $289,000
80a & 80b Balemo Drive, OCEAN SHORES First Time Ever Offered to Market Perched alongside the Ocean Shores golf course and sprawled over a generous 1,379m², lies this impressive multi residence property. Being only four years young and perfect for the extended families, savvy investors or option to live in one and rent out the other. Closely located to all of the Northern Rivers most desirable locations and being within 30 minutes drive to the Gold Coast International airport, this impressive home is one opportunity you can not afford to miss.
View Friday 4.30pm - 5.00pm
Contact Agent Brent Hodge 0459 391 022
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2 for 1 Riverbank Homes
2/2 Gara Court, Ocean Shores
19 Chatsworth Road, Chatsworth Island
5 Harah Court, Ocean Shores
$695,000 – $730,000
This gorgeous contemporary home is an elegant option for downsizers not willing to downgrade, and for young families wanting space without the big price tag. A sun-filled home that immediately impresses with a large living room, extra-large kitchen, extensive storage, high ceilings and an intelligent floor plan for easy living all year round. The large master suite has a walk-in robe and ensuite and is well separated from other bedrooms with its own private balcony. Located in one of the only cul-de-sacs in Ocean Shores that offers the convenience of nearby shopping and the benefits and sounds provided by the surrounding national park. You’ll fall asleep listening to the ocean and wake up with the birds. The property is fully fenced and landscaped for privacy and safety. It also features reverse cycle aircon and indoor-outdoor living on the timber deck. Inspect immediately, you won’t be the only one who likes this property. Inspect: Saturday 16 March 10–10.30am Contact: Todd Buckland - 0408 966 421 Byron Shire Real Estate
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Call Kelvin 0423 028 468 $319,000
Call Kelvin 0423 028 468 $295,000
Must be urgently sold. Whilst the opportunity to buy in Chatsworth, near Yamba, is rare, 19 Chatsworth Road is an even rarer commodity in that it has 2 houses on the one block and with that it offers so many options. • Good for the extended family • Dual income or Air B&B • Live in one and rent the other • Go halves with a family friend • Strata title (STCA) and on-sell one home or both Owners are preparing to sell for way below replacement costs as motivation is at fever pitch. Upgrade your lifestyle alongside the riverbank in this picturesque and historical Clarence River Village just 21kms from the coastal havens of Yamba and Iluka. Auction: Friday 22 March, 12.30pm Maclean Services Club, River Room Contact: Grant Neilson 0429 664 312 LJ Hooker Maclean 02 6645 2222 ljhooker.com/M5KF6G
Elevated family home with a north east aspect, peaceful views & privacy. Natural light & ducted air conditioning throughout. Kitchen with dishwasher & breakfast bar. Open plan living on both levels. All bedrooms have built-ins & ceiling fans. Bedroom 2 & the master have access to the deck. At the front of the home is an office & single garage. Upstairs is a covered timber deck & downstairs is a patio with fire pit. Both overlook the in-ground saltwater pool & mature gardens, plus there is a spa under the Bali hut. The property joins a 7 acre reserve giving an abundance of space & bird life. It’s just a short walk to the Ocean Shores Shopping Village. Also nearby you can swim in the river & surf at the beach.
Inspect by appointment Open: Contact: Katrina Beohm 0467 001 122 Katrina Beohm Real Estate
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The Mill Yard, Mullumbimby
NOW SELLING OFF THE PLAN
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Units 1–20 – $425,000 2
Units 21-25 – $450,000
North Coast Community Housing have purchased land in Station Street, Mullumbimby to develop an exciting new project, 25 strata titled apartments. An amazing opportunity to enter the market at an affordable price for home buyers and investors alike. Modern décor and trendy finishes plus flexible floor plan to suit the buyer’s living requirements, make these apartments a very desirable proposition. • Open plan living/dining area and galley kitchen • Main bedroom and bathroom with laundry • Mezzanine level, a flexible space, separate lounge or second bedroom • Entry and verandah providing a great outdoor living space Units 1–20: ($425,000) • Front fenced courtyard/garden space • Shared off road car parking spaces Units 21–25: ($450,000) • Allocated two car tandem parking under each unit with storage area
North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) have partnered with Community Sector Banking to offer their “Unpack for Good” shared equity home loan opportunity. The first packages are being offered to a limited number of eligible purchasers in NCCH’s Millyard Project in Mullumbimby. For more information on how the scheme works and eligibility criteria, please visit www.ncchc.org.au and download the “Unpack for Good” brochure.
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AUCTION - Guide $3 - $3.3m
Owners Committed to Selling ‘FRIDAY HUT ESTATE ’!
15 Mundurra Avenue OCEAN SHORES A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS A large elevated block with an opportunity to do a strata sub division or dual occupancy. The 974m2 property has a north aspect, free from flood and fire. Can be used as one home or divided into two dwellings and is located in a quiet no through road, with leafy surrounds, handy to shops, beaches, schools and golf.
This exquisite, stand alone estate – WILL BE SOLD!
Price $700,000 – $730,000 View Saturday 12.00 – 12.30am Contact Steven Dale 0412 855 203
LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177
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Builder's own stunning 4 bedrooms plus study architecturally designed house
Two-bedroom guest house plus separate guest studio Landscaped 4 flat usable acres with incredible 100-year-old Fig trees 15 metre infinity edge salt water pool, workshop & artist studio Prestigious Possum Creek location just mins from Bangalow & 15min to Byron Bay To be Auctioned 24th March at 10 am - if not sold prior!!! CONTACT:
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5/1 Bindaree Way, Ocean Shores. Fri 3–3.30pm 2/26i Coomburra Crescent, Ocean Shores. Fri 4–4.30pm 2/2 Gara Court, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am 34 Natan Court, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am 48 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am 33 Rangal Road, Ocean Shores. Sat.12–12.30pm 1/12 Fawcett Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 2–2.30pm
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32 Argyle Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 10–10.30am 1/18 20 Paterson Lane, Byron Bay. Sat 10–10.30am 13/174 Fowlers Lane, Bangalow. Sat 10–10.30am 11 Sansom Street, Bangalow. Sat 10–10.30am 54 Armstrong Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am 3 Hayter Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 10–10.30am 39 Minley Crescent, East Ballina. Sat 10–10.30am 44 Argyle Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 11–11.30am 62 Nashua Road, Fernleigh. Sat 11–11.30am 4A Aurora Place, Lennox Head. Sat 11–11.30am 19 Pepperbush Street, Suffolk Park. Sat 11–11.30am 331 Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra. Sat 12–12.30pm 29 Scott Street, Byron Bay. Sat 12–12.30pm 37 Lilli Pilli Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 12–12.30pm 35 Lilli Pilli Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 12–12.30pm Lot 2, 1141 Friday Hut Road, Binna Burra. Sat 12–12.30pm Lot 4 Booyong Road, Booyong. Sat 1–1.30pm 26 Oakland Court, Byron Bay. Sat 1–1.30pm 29 Blue Seas Parade, Lennox Head. Sat 1–1.30pm 4/24 Scott Street, Byron Bay. Sat 1–1.30pm 4/9 13 Shirley Street, Byron Bay. Sat 1–1.30pm
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19 Pepperbush Street, Suffolk Park. Wed 4–4.30pm 21B Beech Drive, Suffolk Park. Wed 5–5.30pm 39 Minley Crescent, East Ballina. Thu 4–4.30pm 29 Blue Seas Parade, Lennox Head. Thu 5–5.30pm 4 Myokum Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 9–9.30am 103 Beech Drive, Byron Bay. Sat 9–9.30am 1/38 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Sat 9–9.30am
• 18A Stuart Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 10.45 – 11.30 am. • • • • •
13a Byron Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 10 – 10.30am 8 Hardy Avenue, Ocean Shores. Sat 10 – 10.30am 5 Bower Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 11 – 11.30am 36 Yamble Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 11 – 11.30am 15 Mundurra Avenue, Ocean Shores. Sat 12 – 12pm
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• 40 Banool Cct., Ocean Shores. Sat 11– 11.45am
Raine & Horne Ocean Shores/Brunswick Heads • 1/1 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 9–9.30am
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• 3/1 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 9–9.30am
• 7 Beach Avenue, South Golden Beach. Sat 10–10.30am • 11/10 Balemo Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 6A & 6B Goondooloo Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm
• 128 Riveroak Drive, Murwillumbah. Sat 12.30–1pm • 40 Tree Street, Murwillumbah. Sat 1.30pm–2pm • Lot 5 Apo Street, Goonellabah Agent onsite. Sat 9–11am, Sat 12–2pm, Sun 10–12pm
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McGrath Byron Bay • 4/140 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Professionals Mullumbimby • 454 Upper Wilsons Creek, Wilsons Creek. $795,000 • 40 Banool Circuit, Ocean Shores. $889,000 • 536 The Pocket Rd, The Pocket. $919,000
Raine & Horne Ocean Shores/ Brunswick Heads • 6A & 6B Goondooloo Drive, Ocean Shores.
• Unit 1/12 Broadview Apartments, Fawcett Street,
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Brunswick Heads. $679,000
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21B Beech Drive, Suffolk Park. $550,000 Lorikeet Lane, Mullumbimby. Contact Agent 37 Lilli Pilli Drive, Byron Bay. Auction 6th April 11.30am 39 Minley Crescent, East Ballina. Auction Pending
First National Byron Bay Guide $750K to $825K
• 37 Lilli Pilli Drive, Byron Bay. 6th April 11.30am • Lot 4 Booyong Road, Booyong. 13th April Guide $950K to $1.045m
29 Blue Seas Parade, Lennox Head. Contact Agent
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11 Sansom Street, Bangalow. $1,050,000 to $1,150,000
• 12 Orara Court, Byron. Sat On Site @10am
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A PUNK ROCK ABSURDIST TROPICAL FUCK STORM IS ABOUT TO STRIKE – PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A SONIC ASSAULT WITH A LIVE SHOW THAT IS IRREVERENT, INTENSE AND FREAKING FUNNY. This ain’t no shit boring macho line up. TFS is headed up by Drones frontman Gareth Liddiard with Fiona Kitschin, Lauren Hammel and Erica Dunn. That’s right, a token male up front. ‘You don’t see many bands like that,’ says Liddiard. ‘Some people think it’s a female thing if it has a female singer. But it’s almost more unusual. Although it wasn’t deliberate. These are some of the most interesting musicians I know.’ Is it art punk? Experimental rock? Blues rock? Noise? Who knows. ‘We are all a bit dodgy, punk rock is like that. If we do an electro funk number it sounds a bit dodgy, but it makes disco sound awesome.’ ‘We don’t want to play the same old shit, so we’ve tried anything and everything. Tooling around trying stuff we would never do. It was all so rushed. We had a lot of gigs in between – I am completely open to what works. Some people hop around in genres, but those people seem to be really good at what they are doing, so if they do a new genre it’s so good it’s boring. We don’t have that problem.’ Going out thrashing hard, TFS take on political themes with anarchic abandon. ‘There is endless material and new perspectives and new ways of expressing stuff. We need to find funny ways of looking at things more than ever,’ says Liddiard, who released the debut LP last year A Laughing Death in Meatspace. Tropical Fuck Storm play the Hotel Great Northern on Friday from 9pm. Tix are $35.20 online at thenorthern.com.au
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MY GREATEST ACT OF FEMINISM Just last week our prime minister suggested women’s advancement shouldn’t come at the expense of men.
LOVEYS FOR ST PATRICKS! Picture a Sunday afternoon in the glorious Picture House garden, enjoying an amazing afternoon tea in true style prepared by the grand dames of the Brunswick Heads CWA. Imagine a rare opportunity to move to the astonishing grooves of Broken Levee Brass Band, featuring some of Lismore’s very best musicians. Float into the Picture House for the unique and original high jinx of the much-loved local band, The Loveys – new songs, new costumes – find your very best green outfit, and join us to celebrate St Patrick’s Day! After standing ovations at Woodford Folk Festival, The Loveys can’t wait to share their new songs, as well as old favourites. Sunday at The Bruns Picture House at 3pm. Book now at www.brunswickpicturehouse.com Tickets $28/$25/ family of 4 $65
TOMMYHAWKS An unassuming scruffy bunch with a penchant for dogs, chooks, the beach and pizza. Don’t be fooled by their chilled demeanour; once they hit that stage, these girls play hard. A fierce femmefatale foursome with a knack for picking the shittest camper van to tour in; Tommyhawks is a loveable rogue of a band who will intoxicate your every sense and leave you wondering whaaaat?! Perhaps it comes from all their time on the road sharing toothbrushes and tinnies, but there’s a magic that happens when these women let loose on stage that’s earned them a reputation of being one of the best live acts in Australia. Saturday at the Hotel Great Northern with Pineapple Lazer, Nicole Trophy and Ladyslug. Free
Not all men think like that. Some men are different. Men like my son who turned 18 on International Women’s Day. He had to give a speech to his school assembly about what International Women’s Day meant to him. I didn’t know he was doing it – he wrote this the night before at his father’s house. A parent contacted me to ask for the speech because her son had come home talking about it and how it had changed his perception of feminist politics. I don’t think I could be prouder. My greatest act of Feminism. A man who thinks like this: ‘I have always held the immense privilege of having my birthday fall on International Women’s Day. From a young age I’ve always perceived it as such an important date, for reasons that stretch further than narcissism, self interest and self gain of course. Rather, I feel that today symbolises the incredible achievements of equally incredible women throughout history and still to this day. It is a celebration of how far we have come in the fight for gender equality whilst simultaneously being a recognition of the distance we have left to travel. ‘I have been exceptionally lucky in the sense that I have been at no shortage for incredible, powerful and intelligent women in my life. Be it my mother, my four sisters or my boundlessly beautiful friends. Whether knowingly or not, they have all worked to help shape the person – dare I say man – I am today. I think there is so much to be said about the importance of positive and strong female relationships in the lives of young men. Now as a young man, as someone who is around other young men, as someone who has both the luxury and sometimes the burden of partaking in conversations with other young men, it’s easy to distinguish that this teaching can sometimes be lost or corrupted. ‘On days like today which obviously have feminist connotations, it is easy to discern a certain disconnect. A sort of complacency that attempts to discredit the validity of these types of celebrations. Even in conversation with people prior to today’s service I received some dismissive remarks pertaining to feminism or International Women’s Day. By no means am I attempting to vilify anyone or speak down from this platform of perceived moral superiority. Rather the antithesis, as I completely understand where this thought process has its genesis. I do believe that there is a social tendency to narrativise the concept of feminism, and that its collective perception in a modern era is one built upon misinformation and misrepresentation. ‘An individual needn’t look any further than the front page of YouTube to ascertain what I’m talking about. You’ve all seen those videos that read ‘Top ten wrecked feminist moments’ or ‘Ben Shapiro eloquently ANNIHILATES man-hating feminist’. I think the inherent problem with sourcing your perspective from these sorts of videos, or other such resources, is that they are such a gross misrepresentation of what the feminist ideal preaches. Instead, they showcase the beliefs and attitudes of
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‘The reason they do this of course is that it is far more interesting and palatable. No one wants to hear two rationally minded individuals engage in a civil conversation about feminism because that wouldn’t sell! So instead they showcase extremist values and ultimately perpetuate the narrative that feminism is an outdated, contradicting, man-hating practice. ‘I think this is so dangerous. I think it’s dangerous because it creates separation. It creates a distinction between men and women and encourages us to compete against one another instead of working together for the collective benefit of our human race. People are fooled by the name. Feminism. They take it at face value, without consideration of what it truly means. It pertains to everyone. Men and women. No more is this true than through the examination of the domestic violence epidemic. On average in Australia one woman is killed by her current or former partner each week. Of these attacks, upwards of 75 per cent of perpetrators were men. ‘I think herein lies the answer. Although propelled and motivated by powerful and driven women, real change in this respect will come with a new generation of men who refuse to be violent or succumb to the mistakes of past generations. There seems to be a common argument that presents itself in light of information such as this. That is the “not all men” argument. What I would say in response is this: to me this is an exceptionally self-serving and narrow-minded perception. Although it is true that not all men are violent or sexist, that isn’t the point. It’s about recognising your position within a culture of mistreatment and working as hard as you can to subvert this, irrespective of whether you yourself are contributing to one of these statistics. ‘This isn’t meant to be a pessimistic speech, really, it’s the opposite. What I ultimately want to communicate is that it is through fostering positive relationships between both men and women, and uniting through celebrations such as today, we can hope to achieve a world that isn’t founded upon separation, segregation and intolerance but rather cooperation, collaboration and acceptance. ‘In all honesty, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate day to be born. On a day where we celebrate the divine feminine energy. Because birthdays are about birth; about life. And women, of course, are the givers of life. So today let us celebrate life. Let us celebrate the achievements of incredible women, let us be inspired to be better. And if nothing else, let us listen to one another and work together for the benefit of all. ‘Happy International Women’s Day.’ Charlie Burton. Maybe our prime minister needs to spend an afternoon with my 18 year old son.
DEEP PIANO A composer and piano virtuoso of a unique and rare nature – Nuwanda brings his warm and brilliant show Piano in the Deep to the Byron Theatre for its fourth run. It’s easy to see why he is compared to composers like Michael Nyman and Phillip Glass, yet Nuwanda is a stand out in his genre with his gift for improvisation and mysterious connection to the piano, being intimate with the listener, evoking a felt tangible quality when he plays – something truly unique, and simply melty. ‘Genius’ and ‘Breathtakingly Beautiful’ are just some of the responses. Saturday 30 March at Byron Theatre. Tix at byroncentre.com.au
a select group of extremists and use this as a barometer with which to gauge the beliefs and attitudes of an entire population. It’s ridiculous! It has no more credence than me saying that one of you as a school student is completely and entirely indicative of the beliefs and attitudes of every student in the world.
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INDIGENOUS BOOMERANG BLUESFEST From folk to hip-hop and timeless classics, the Indigenous music circuit is incredibly strong right now. And Bluesfest are excited to announce eight fantastic Indigenous acts performing at Bluesfest along with Boomerang Festival this Easter long weekend. Acts include Baker Boy, Archie Roach, Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project, Mojo Juju, Benny Walker, Mission Songs Project, Dallas Woods and Brotherhood of Blues. Commenting on the announcement, Festival Director Peter Noble OAM said, ‘We have had the honour of being able to give some pretty big Indigenous musicians a slot on the Bluesfest stages over the years. Our Indigenous festival within Bluesfest – Boomerang Festival – is being called “A line-up of the best Indigenous artists” by some and we are extremely proud to announce that they will all rock the house across our stages at Bluesfest this Easter.’ ‘We believe that not only is it critical we present an Indigenous festival, but also that we present these artists across the biggest stages of the festival. Their music and dance is an imperative part of all of us, whether we are aware of it or not, and at this time, when Indigenous Australian music is breaking through on so many levels. The talent coming through with Indigenous Australian musicians is incredible. We will be rocking the house all over at Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary this Easter – have your dancing shoes ready!’ For full line up and tix go to bluesfest.com.au
CELEBRATE THE 70S It’s time to pop on your platforms, pull on some polyester, slip on some sequins and brush up on your best ‘70s dance moves. Alive In The 70s, a Sydney-based band that celebrates all the groovy hits of the seventies, is coming to town. They’ll be playing at the Ballina RSL Bowling Club this Saturday – with dinner as part of the ticket package for the show. This six-piece bunch of groovers are known for their rollicking, high-energy shows that quickly pull an audience from their seats and fill the dance floor. The band is fronted by soulmate vocalists, Mama Cath, a child of the ‘70s who has lived, loved, lost, turned a few heads and now sings all about it alongside soulsamatic vocalist, Papa Pan, larger than life and guaranteed to rock you to your roots. From ABBA to ACDC, Boz Scaggs to the Bee Gees and Hot Chocolate to Hush, Alive In The 70s covers the full spectrum of hits from the ‘70s. At the Ballina RSL on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tix $39 at ballinarsl.com.au.
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VAMPIRES IN TOWN Two years on from their highly praised work The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke, The Vampires return with a new offering: Pacifica. The Vampires are trailblazers for a new generation of creative jazz talent from Australia, having gained critical attention worldwide by pushing the genre into new realms. Creating a distinctive sound that is undoubtedly their own, Pacifica sees The Vampires return to the classic chord-less quartet format. The new album is an evolution of the band’s sound, leaning further into recording production. Fourteen new tracks feature the band’s primary compositional voices of saxophonist Jeremy Rose and trumpeter Nick Garbett, whilst adding exciting new tracks for the first time by bassist Alex Boneham and drummer Alex Masso. Over 53 minutes, Pacifica extends what’s gone before, weaving the band’s diverse world-roots jazz stylistic influences together with subtle delicacy, bringing together moments of spontaneity and composition to dramatic affect. ‘Our music has always been about creating snapshots: places we’ve been to, people we’ve met, musical cultures that fascinated us, drawing from all corners of the world,’ says Jeremy Rose. ‘I feel now that this process is merging, becoming more of the same thing, more authentic for us. In
some ways, we are just starting to find our own voice, and this album gets closer to that.’ The album also expands their use of instruments with prominent features of Alex Masso’s percussion, Alex Boneham’s electric bass, with small doses of piano and drum machine. Masso says, ‘We followed our instinct on this album, often letting the group decide creatively, leading us into unexpected places. It’s as though we weren’t making decisions on our own; rather, the band’s concept led the music rather than ourselves. We felt more comfortable taking advantage of the production too, using effects, different sounds and extensive multitracking. This has become part of our compositional process now as much as writing a good melody.’ With the band now living in different parts of the world – Alex Boneham is an established presence in Los Angeles whilst Nick Garbett lives in Lampedusa, Italy (where the eerie yet beautiful cover art images of the shipwreck yard were taken), Pacifica is as much a celebration of the band coming together as it is about their deep, long-standing musical kinship. They play the Byron Theatre at the Community Centre on Friday at 7.30pm. Tix at byroncentre.com.au.
FEELING DZ DZ DEATHRAYS, AKA THE LORDS OF SHRED, ARE ON THE MOVE WITH AN UPCOMING REGIONAL TOUR THAT BRINGS THEM BACK TO ONE OF THEIR FAVOURITE HAUNTS, BYRON BAY. LAST TIME THEY WERE IN THE AREA THEY SHARED THE STAGE WITH THE RED WIGGLE! I’m intrigued by the story of Murray, the ‘Red Wiggle’, joining you on stage at Splendour in the Grass... can you tell me more? Well, Murray was in our video for Like People so we thought it would be a fun idea to get him on stage with us to play that song plus a cover. We have always known how much of a shredder Muz is on guitar so it was always destined to be a fun time. What were the highlights for you guys in 2018? I think turning ten as a band. We did some of the biggest shows of our career on our ten-year tour and the shows were really special. Tell me about playing the Enmore? The Enmore is amazing. It’s one of my favourite (and local) venues. It really feels more like a festival stage when you’re up there! How important has the festival circuit been for you guys finding your audience? Do you see a big upswing in followers after an event like Splendour? Of course, festivals are the shows where I feel like we make some new fans. People who haven’t had the chance to see
us or are just getting in to us. It’s nice to hear from people who first saw us at Splendour then return to catch a club show later down the track. Tell me about recording Bloody Lovely? What feel were you going for? Are you working towards a full album this year, or do you prefer going with LPs? It feels like the way music works these days is that, as awesome as an album is, the format is almost part of our nostalgia for how things have always been done. Bloody Lovely was all about trying to bring a bit more of our live sound to record. We have already recorded the next one, a shorter album, but it’s a part of a bigger project. You will have to wait and see! I think albums are still important in rock music but I think the audience has lost their attention for a 16 track album. Whats the essence of a cracking live set for DZ? An enthusiastic crowd and the three of us really locking in on stage. Doesn’t matter if it gets a bit rowdy and mistakes are made, as long as we can all follow each other’s lead then we usually feel like that’s a great show. What should we expect from your gig at the Northern? I have a feeling, especially after the shows already on this tour, that the Byron show will be pretty crazy. I’m hoping for that festival feel in that band room. Also, make sure you’re there early to catch Wharves and Moaning Lisa, they are excellent bands!! DZ Deathrays play the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday from 9pm. Tix $40.30
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Simon Morley is a self-made man. Literally. Twenty years ago, Simon decided to live the dream and get paid to play with his penis. And be asked to tour the world. And have women come to pay and watch. And laugh. A lot. ‘Women just get it,’ says Simon of Puppetry of the Penis – the world famous theatre show where two men make strange objects with their genitalia. ‘For me that’s the wonderful thing about doing the show. We stand there and get the hilarity of how they react to the show. You literally see them slipping out of their chairs.’ Morley made secret men’s business not so secret. ‘It’s about putting male genitalia in its flaccid form on a screen three storeys high and just having a laugh. Women love it because if they did it at home they’d crush their partner’s ego. Here, it’s all about having a laugh. I think its very healthy!’ ‘Men have a lot of hang ups – serious ones – about their cocks. The amount of times you walk into the toilet and you see someone who is a bit hung up and you want to give them a cuddle and say, mate, what’s wrong with your cock?’ The secret of the show’s success is that there is absolutely NO sexual innuendo. Apart from the actual penis, the show is squeaky clean! Puppetry of the Penis were really ahead of their time. ‘We were doing them way before they were a thing,’ laughs Morley, who admits that the show was created so that he could sell the calendars he had made. ‘I met Friendy (the other co-creator) at the Rails in Byron three years before we ever had an idea for the show. I wanted to sell calendars. I thought my brother Justin would join in. My first three shows sold out, and Justin got a job on Neighbours, so Friendy called up and said ‘Who are you doing the show with?’ I said, ‘What are you doing Thursday?’ And that’s how they started, taking the Tackle Happy tour from pup to pub in a Kombi van. Next minute, they’re performing in the West End of London, with their penis projection the size of a small building! This time Morley takes to the stage in clothes. ‘It took me a while to get comfortable being on stage totally clothed. My show Naked Ambition, which I just performed in Edinburgh, is kind of a comedy TED talk with a lot of cock in it’. It’s the show that tells the story, with all the funny mishaps and adventures along the way. Of course Simon will do a few tricks. There’s no way he’ll resist the thrill of showing a few of his fave moves! Simon performs Naked Ambition at the Byron Services Club on Monday 25 March and Tuesday 26 March at 8pm. Both shows $25 at 8pm, tix online at mandynolan.com.au or at the door.
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Entrants in this year’s Lismore Young Songwriters Competition are in the running for more than $11,500 worth of prizes. The free songwriting competition is upping the ante this year to encourage young musicians and help them fire up their musical careers, according to organiser and Social Futures’ Manager of Child and Family Programs, Deb Hall. The two top prizes are valued at almost $4,000 each and include professionally mastered track recordings courtesy of Rockinghorse Studios and SAE Byron Bay, double passes to Splendour in the Grass, and RØDE Microphone Professional Performers Kits. Five runners up also receive prizes including RØDE performance microphones and paid gigs at Crankfest. All finalists will have access to APRA AMCOS Songwriting Masterclasses throughout the year thanks to Southern Cross University. This is open to young songwriters in the Northern Rivers and the comp closes at midnight on 25 March 2019. For information on how to enter, go to socialfutures.org.au/youngsongwriters.
JUST SAY NJOH Njoh brings his fabulous new body of work to Ninbella this week. This arresting array of paintings, rich in colour and textured gloss, take us to the wonders of the natural world from the outback to seafaring and beyond. He says: ‘I began painting as a child, encouraged by my mother who was an artist, and so my crib was filled with crayons, pencils and whatever was at hand... this early encouragement and inspiration ignited my creativity which has never left me. For me, creativity is my life blood which dictates the way in which I approach life. I was sent to art school from the early age of 12, and I must say the live drawing classes were an everlasting experience! I admire the art of children, as their art is so pure and unadulterated. ‘My art is a reflection of both my imagination and emotion, influenced by feelings experienced by the environment in which I find myself. I don’t paint what I see, but what I feel. ‘My life’s journey has been extremely diverse, having spent time on multiple journeys into the Australian desert, New Mexico, high alpine regions of the world and the ocean. In summary, the extremes of nature. I lived on a farm for 25 years which provided me with insights into the changing seasons and landscape, which fuelled my love of nature. When I approach a blank canvas, I usually have a seed of a notion, but without exception the work evolves, allowing the mediums I work with to shape the image, which changes continually until such time I can stand back and allow a smile to expand. My work is largely humorous, often containing a subtle social message. Hopefully my work triggers an emotional reaction to the viewer, whatever that may be.” Njoh’s On the Edge exhibition opens at Ninbella in Bangalow on Friday with an artist’s talk and Q&A at 5.30pm, and runs through to 31 March.
BALLINA PLAYERS ‘IT COULD BE ANY ONE OF US’ Have you ever struggled with writer’s block? Ever started 34 detective books without finishing one? That is the predicament that Jocelyn Polegate (Julieanne Basham) finds herself in, in Ballina Players’ latest production It Could Be Any One of Us. In a remote country house lives the Chalke family, a family of unsuccessful artists. The family deals with the announcement from the eldest brother Mortimer (Carl Moore) that he intends to bequeath all the family property to his former piano student, Wendy (Mechelle Anderson). When Wendy declares her intention of using the house and property as a breeding site for King Charles spaniels, tempers do not improve with the Chalke family, sister Jocelyn, brother Brinton (Peter Harding) and Jocelyn’s daughter Amy (Hillary Goodsell). So when a murder is committed at the height of a thunderstorm, no one is really surprised. Enter Norris Honeywell (Mick Webb), a former insurance investigator, who makes Inspector Clouseau look like Sherlock Holmes. Norris wants to emulate Martin Stonegate, the detective in Jocelyn’s unfinished novels, so when the murder falls in his lap, he grabs it with both hands. But all he manages to do by meddling is lead the family even further into trouble. It Could Be Any One Of Us runs from Friday 22nd March through to Sunday 31st March. Tickets at ballinaplayers.com.au/bookings (which will charge no booking fee) or at Just Funkin Music in 124 River St, Ballina. ($2 per ticket booking fee) in person or by phoning 02 6686 2440.Opening night special will include canapes and a free drink from 7.15pm.
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THE TORY STORY TORY BAUER HAS CURATED NORPA’S FESTIVAL OF LOVE, A SERIES OF FUN LOVE-THEMED EXPERIENCES INCLUDING THREE LOVE HOTELS CREATED AROUND THE THEATRE SHOW. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS AT NORPA AT THE END OF THE MARCH. What is the Festival of Love and I Want to Know What Love Is? How can people get engaged? It’s a love letter to Lismore. It’s a cross cultural blow out of all the different types of love – hopelessly in love, falling in love, self love, unlucky in love, looking for love, hired love, loveless, 24 hour love… It’s about having a date night (even with a friend) and choosing your own love adventure. Tell me about your concept for The Love Hotels? How have you decorated the hotels with a love theme? What kitsch ideas did you go for? My concept for the Lismore Love Hotels series is influenced by both Japanese Love Hotels and The Madonna Inn in California. Both are incredibly enchanting and quirky. The Lismore Love Hotels will be an escape from the treadmill of life (what’s for dinner, we need more toilet paper, never ending to-do lists) into a world of fake plastic roses, love protest signs, swan ceramics, midnight snacks, and embroidered dressing gowns. Think John and Yoko meets Bridget Jones’s Diary. What mediums are you using in the theatre? The theatre will be a serenade into an evening of late-night love song dedications, red roses, aphrodisiac delights, mesmerising cocktails, a pink fountain and a stand up bed… Where do you source all your knits and crotchets? I’m always rummaging through op shops and I also have a secret rug dealer in Byron.
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What is it about love do you think that has us so addicted? I think love lyrics have a lot to do with this. In the words of Robert Palmer: Your lights are on, but you’re not home Your will is not your own Your heart sweats and teeth grind Another kiss and you’ll be mine Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love Does love bring out the dag in all of us? Yes! We’re all living out scenes from rom-coms in life. Whats the most embarrassing thing you’ve done for love? I asked my husband to marry me publicly using a RMS traffic sign – a ‘roadworks up ahead’ style sign. Will the audience find love? If not love, what will they find? Yes! They will find love in the charm of Lismore (my husband describes it as the Berlin of the Northern Rivers), they will find love in the play, the food, the late-night love song dedications, the electric atmosphere. NORPA and The Good Room present I Want to Know What Love Is on 29 & 30 March at 7.30pm at Lismore City Hall from 6pm. Tix are $25–54 at norpa.org.au
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THREE COMEDIANS WALKED INTO A SURF CLUB… Each new generation of comedians seem to have their own particular style or feel. Often breaking with the conventions of the past, and always looking for new pathways, it’s always refreshing to see how funny people just seem to get even funnier. The Byron Comedy Fest are excited to present The Comedy Collective, a triple bill that features Dave Thornton, Mel Buttle and Nikki Britton, three sharply insightful and irreverent voices on the Australian comedy scene. Dave Thornton has an easy charisma that has seen him become a regular on The Project . He spent four years as a host on Fox FM’s breakfast show Fifi Box, before ditching the big bucks to follow his first love: stand up comedy. He can be seen on Hughesy We Have a Problem, Channel 9’s 20 to One , and he’s even tried his hand at acting…on House Husbands ! Nikki Britton also has a penchant for acting – in fact it’s where she started before she exploded onto the comedy scene in 2011. Warm, rapid fire and self deprecating, she’s appeared on ABC’s Comedy Up Late, and on The Comedy Channel as apart of the Just For Laughs festival. Her most recent solo show Romanticide was nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World in Perth. You might know her from the popular web series Sheila and previously toured 51 Shades of Maggie Muff where she played an Irish woman – touring for two years to sold out crowds and critical acclaim. And then there’s Mel. Not buts about Buttle, she’s bloody brilliant. She is an incredible storyteller, a dog lover, in fact she’s a dog walker. Her comedy show Dog Bitch had audiences rolling over begging for more. Mel’s observations and her ability to create on-the-spot characters that are both hysterical and spot on. She has a regular column for The Courier Mail, she appeared on Please Like Me and has written for ABC’s Ronny Chieng: International Student and Network Ten’s This Week Live. If you love cooking shows, then you’ll recognise her from Bake Off where she teams up with colleague and comedian Clair Hooper! The Comedy Collective are all about keeping it real. Saturday 18 May at the Byron Surf Club – tix are $50 at byroncomedyfest.com.
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INNUENDO The new independent filmmakers co-operative Cinegar Bar has assisted in creating its first ever cinema release: Innuendo by Saara Lamberg and is receiving a theatrical release in Byron Bay Pighouse Flicks in March. The cinema, run in Byron Bay, will kick off with a Q&A session with Saara Lamberg and the actor Andy Jans-Brown (Blue Heelers), who plays Lucky in Innuendo, on Friday. For tickets go to: www.pighouseflicks.com.au/shows/innuendo.
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THE CRAFT PARLOUR Nestled in a shady lane behind a sweet church on Fingal Street in Brunswick Heads is a space that creatives of all ages visit from far and wide to get crafty and inspired. After opening its doors at the start of this year, The Craft Parlour Brunswick Heads has followed in the footsteps of its older sister studio on the Gold Coast as a bright and welcoming environment for the community. A meeting place for crafty folk as much as a creative studio, the space provides an opportunity for you to learn a new skill, or polish up on an old pastime craft hobby, all whilst experiencing a whole lot of fun and inspiration in the process. For the owner, Creative Rachael Valentine, since taking the rewarding plunge into opening the Gold Coast space over 4 years ago, and now the Northern Rivers studio, her desires for community, connection, collabora-
2019 FEDERAL ART PRIZE The tiny village of Federal is a proud community of great people with enormous and varied talents.The community has embraced the new Federal store and in turn the Federal store is thrilled to initiate the inaugural Federal Art Prize for painting and sculpture. They hope to stimulate and acknowledge creativity in the local community. Visitors will be invited to vote anonymously for their favourite pieces in both categories. Artists can put a price on their artworks should they wish to sell them. Contact: email@example.com with entries
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Byron Theatre’s 2019 Art on Screen series begins with a visually stunning journey through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius Impressionist, with expert commentary provided by leading art historians.
Enrolments are now open for weekend workshops in painting, cyanotypes and mixed media commencing in March, April and May respectively. More workshops will be listed soon. BSA After Dark launches in Term 2 with Dale Rhodes teaching his very popular Introduction to Painting course for 8 weeks on Wednesday evenings. Visit the BSA website for more info. byronschoolofart.com | 121 Stuart St, Mullumbimby
Travel the River Seine from La Havre to Giverny and Paris, through influential moments in the life of the world’s most influential painter, with astonishing up-close access to some of Monet’s greatest works, including The Grand Décoration – huge panels depicting Monet’s water lily pond. Look out for more Art on Screen featuring Tintoretto, Gauguin and the Prado Museum, coming soon to Byron Theatre. Sunday 31st March 3:00pm | Full $20, Conc $18, BT Club $18, U18 $15 | www.byroncentre.com.au
This workshop, presented by Byron Writers Festival, will focus on what makes a successful podcast, with an emphasis on writing, producing, presenting and promoting. It will also include an introduction to editing, and the nuts and bolts of how to record and release your own podcast. Samantha Turnbull is the writer of hit ABC children’s podcast Fierce Girls, which was number one across all categories in Australia on iTunes. To book your place or to see more workshops, head to byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on
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A DOG’S WAY HOME My family’s lore included the oft- told tale of how Bob the kelpie found his way home to Tempe with bleeding paws after being lost in the Blue Mountains – leaving not a dry eye in the house. This movie follows that well-worn path, but with a surprise new chapter in the odyssey: a big-hearted determination to be racially inclusive (Wes Studi, the veteran Native American actor, gets a gig as the good cop) and an empathy towards those who have been damaged, in body and soul, after serving overseas in the military. It all starts with the pup Bella (spoken by Bryce Dallas Howard) growing up with a bunch of cats in the wreckage of a house in Denver. She is taken in by Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King), who lives with his mother Terri (Ashley Judd), a returned soldier in therapy. All’s well until an overzealous council ranger forces them to take her out of the city. Bella takes flight from her new backyard and embarks on the 400-mile trek back to Lucas. Howard’s childish voiceover soon becomes cloying, but Bella’s journey, which is essentially episodic, is neatly put together and beautifully shot by cinematographer Peter Menzies Jr. Having said that, it is a downside of the advances in CGI that you might often find yourself wondering if a particular image might have
been ‘shopped’ for visual effect. Scenes with Baby Cat, the abandoned cougar that grows up under Bella’s protection, are beautiful, but the enchantment is partly nobbled by nagging doubts about its authenticity. Their brief sliding, stumbling play on a frozen lake must be real, though, and it’s a joy. Refreshingly, the people Bella meets along the way are not the expected stereotypes; they include a homeless man who ties her up to use as a prop when begging, and two gay guys who adopt her into their wine-sipping lifestyle. There is nothing cutting-edge about Charles Martin Smith’s film, but the ‘I am Spartacus’ ending and Bella’s reunion with Lucas are enough to warm the cockles.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Based on James Baldwin’s book, the movie is prefaced by his quote that ‘every black American was born in Beale Street.’ Which, being a metaphor for struggle, explains how it comes to be set in New York’s Harlem, not New Orleans. It is 1962 and ‘Fonny’ Hunt (Stephan James) is in the slammer, charged with a rape that he did not commit, while his pregnant partner Tish (KiKi Lane) is desperately trying to have him acquitted. Barry Jenkins, director of the lauded Moonlight, has made a dreary and soppy film out of a story that inherently bristles with the question of racial discrimination while promising the climax of a gripping courtroom drama – but it’s all dissipated by mawkish sentimentality. Instead of committing himself to
strong social comment, he prefers to focus on the intimacy of Fonny and Tish’s relationship, expressing it through an excessive use of full-screen close ups in which both characters look directly into the camera (resulting in tedious gushiness) and a couple of tepid sex scenes that are not so much passionate as timewasting. I wanted to tap him on the shoulder and say ‘mate, I know Fonny and Tish love each other, but what’s happening with the crime investigation?’Regina King won an Oscar for her performance as Tish’s mother Sharon and, indeed, she does well with a script that may have worked better on stage than it does on the screen. An explosive incident of domestic violence early in the film, during which caricature predominates, BF Baby Friendly MONDAY 18 MARCH is perturbing not merely SP Special Presentation BABY FRIENDLY SCREENINGS EVERY MORNING 10:00am BF How to Train Your PS Private Screening because it depicts a physical SPECIAL PRESENTATION: INNUENDO Dragon: The Hidden World 12.00pm Capharnaum FRI 15/3 WITH DIRECTORS Q&A 2.20pm If Beale Street Could Talk attack on a woman, but because the viewer is not 4.35pm At Eternityʼs Gate FEAT: SAARA LAMBERG. certain whether or not 6.40pm Free Solo 8.30pm The House That Jack Built Jenkins is okay with it – I THURSDAY 14 MARCH SATURDAY 16 MARCH could not shake the horrible 10.00am BF How to Train Your 9.45am BF How to Train Your TUESDAY 19 MARCH Dragon: The Hidden World Dragon: The Hidden World feeling that he saw the 09.45am BF How to Train Your 12.00pm If Beale Street Could Talk 11.45am Green Book Dragon: The Hidden World man’s thuggery as being 2.10pm Three Identical Strangers 2.10pm Capharnaum 11.45am Free Solo justifiable. And the repeated 4.10pm At Eternityʼs Gate 4.30pm If Beale Street Could Talk 1.40pm Capharnaum 6.20pm Capharnaum 6.40pm At Eternityʼs Gate flashbacks to the toddlers 4.00pm Three Identical Strangers 8.45pm The House That Jack Built 8.45pm The House That Jack Built 5.45pm PS The Map to Paradise: sharing a bath in singlets(!) (Refer to website) FRIDAY 15 MARCH SUNDAY 17 MARCH FILM SCHEDULE is a farcical example of 8.15pm The House That Jack Built 9:45am BF How to Train Your 10:00am BF How to Train Your THURS 14 MARCH – Hollywood’s prudishness. WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH Dragon: The Hidden World Dragon: The Hidden World WED 20 MARCH 2019 A monotonous and intrusive 11:40am At Eternityʼs Gate 12.00pm At Eternityʼs Gate 10.00am BF Green Book 1.50pm Free Solo 2.05pm Capharnaum score consisting of about 12.30pm If Beale Street Could Talk 6685 5828 3.45pm Three Identical Strangers 4.25pm Three Identical Strangers 2.45pm Capharnaum three notes acts like a 5.45pm SP Innuendo with 6.15pm If Beale Street Could 5.45pm PS Crazywise www.pighouseﬂicks.com.au lead weight on Director Q&A feat: Saara Lamberg. Talk or Green Book (Refer to website) 1 Skinners Shoot Rd, Byron Bay 8.15pm The House That Jack Built 8.30pm The House That Jack Built 8.10pm The House That Jack Built what is already a ponderous, Adults $15 Concession & Kids $10 Tuesdays all tix $10 self-pitying Tickets available online or at the box ofﬁce. venture.
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EUREKA! URANUS, THE PLANET OF ELECTRIFYING INSIGHTS IN TAURUS, SIGN OF MONEY AND CLIMATE CHANGE, GIVES US ALL A TASTE OF WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS…
ARIES: Uranus only visits each sign every 84 years, and it’s settled into your financial sector for a sevenyear stint of sweeping changes to the way you work, and learning new ways to earn. But innovation’s an Aries superpower and according to marketing guru Amy Porterfield, the riches are in the niches. TAURUS: Uranus in your sign redesigns the practicalities of partnerships, and this year it’s delivering a double dose of adventurous, enterprising energy to relationships: a radical revamp that sees you more assertive, authentic and unapologetically outspoken. Meanwhile, this week’s best connections with others are, believe it or else, made during technical disruptions. GEMINI: Uranus in your house of closure, completion and healing asks you to examine what you might be holding on to and why, before the liberating planet syncs with your sign in 2026. All kinds of interesting people are about to provide insights into your inner self, though best let Sensible Twin make final decisions. CANCER: Uranus arriving for its once-in-a-lifetime stint in your zodiac zone of teamwork, technology and humanitarian efforts initiates a pushpull dynamic between the planet of radical change and Cancerian clinging to time-tested traditions – but with this all happening in your collaborative zone, you won’t be going it alone. LEO: With the planet of radical makeovers in your house of long-term goals and professional recognition, you’ll want your work to make a difference. Game-changer Uranus in this position calls on all your expertise in working with control, and attracts intriguing allies to show you a whole new leadership style. V IRGO: Spending seven years in each sign, Uranus has just jetted into your ninth house of adventure. So adjust your perspective to wide angle and buckle your seat belt in preparation for situations requiring spontaneity, adaptability and quick thinking, and for learning, teaching and spreading your message through the latest, cuttingedge technologies.
L IBRA: Unconventional Uranus kicking off its seven-year stay in your astro-zone of joint ventures, strong emotion and extremes could make it challenging finding the famous Libran middle ground. That said, expect a rollercoaster ride of self-discovery through relationships, a potentially profitable financial partnership and a final severing of connections that don’t serve you. S CORPIO: Ready, steady, let go… as shock jock Uranus, the cosmic transformer, in your house of relationship makeovers shakes up whatever might have been running on autopilot or following the same old scripts. When the planet of radical renovations meets what’s not working, something’s gotta give – and guess who? Yes, you. SAGITTARIUS: With Uranus in your house of work and health you’ll be busy plugging time leaks to streamlined efficiency using techno power tools, taking your fingers for a walk across the keyboard. Reducing stress is also important this week and since you love nature, chill out your highly excitable self in the great outdoors. CAPRICORN: Uranus spending the next seven years in your house of fun and flamboyance, passion and play, confidence and charisma, leadership and creativity – could there be better news? The only caution is sudden and unexpected temper ignition, so steer clear of drama hooks. Meanwhile, this week’s Venus in experimental mode invites a romantic reinvention… AQUARIUS: Aquarians like change when it’s their idea – when you aren’t in charge, not so much. Water-pourers’ ruling planet Uranus in your astrological zone of home, family and emotional security aerates anything sluggish in these areas, so get ready for duelling desires between novelty and security, autonomy and community, vision and practicality, independence and responsibility. PISCES: Spontaneous Uranus, synonymous with unruly free-range behaviour, is about to give your mindset and the way you present your message a major makeover. If you’ve learned from the past seven years of Uranus in your financial sector, then you’ll naturally be ready for an innovative new cycle of entrepreneurship.
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FABRICA JOINERY Quality kitchens/timber doors/windows. Lic 244652C .........................66808162
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CARPENTER Lic 39791 Decks, studios, pergolas etc Paul Varendorff ................66845035 or 0414 842602
BAYSIDE RADIATORS Windscreens & air-con. Billinudgel. AU29498 .................................66802444 BUILDER Renovations, maintenance, 30yrs exp. mchughdesign.com.au Lic 29792C....0408 663420
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WEED CONTROL SPECIALIST Lawns - bindii weeds .....................................................0418 110714
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Specialising in driveway construction & maintenance
MICHAEL SCHWAGER 108 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby ...................................................66841962
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MULLUMBIMBY CHIROPRACTIC Massage & Chiropractic. 110 Dalley St ........................66841028 BYRON BAY CHIROPRACTIC CENTRE Bruce Campbell. 1/12 Tasman Way, A&I Estate ....66858159 MOBILE COMPUTER SUPPORT Home & business workrightcomputersupport.com.au 0422 804449 RENT-A-GEEK Mobile PC Repair (Byron Shire) ....................................................................66844335
FREE QUOTES Environmentally aware, no chemicals, minimal water use Phone Jon on 0413 802 582
Specialising in road works, land clearing, retaining walls and general earthworks. Augers and rock grab available.
Over 25 yrs local experience. All forms of concreting. • Residential Civil Industrial. • Resurfacing and rejuvenation of existing concrete. • Steel fixing & formwork.
DARYL 0418 234 302 OR 02 6680 1793
ADVANCED CONCRETE POLISHING Grind & seal, polished concrete. Shane ................0419 961708
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DECKS, PATIOS & EXTENSIONS
Luke Jarrett – 0431 329 630
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STEVE BROWN EARTHMOVING Specialising in road repairs & driveways
BANGALOW DENTAL In the Medical Centre Complex, Bangalow ......................................66872766
Rock walls, clearing, house shed and tank pads.
LITTLE LANE DENTAL, MULLUMBIMBY ...........................................................................66842816
Augers – hole boring. All general earthworks, excavators, positrack, bobcat, roller and tipper hire.
BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE .......................................................................66851264
6684 0160 | 0439 840 160 | 0421 460 932
DESIGN & DRAFTING
NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65hp chain trencher, mini excavator, cable locating.0402 716857
BAREFOOT BUILDING DESIGN www.barefootbuildingdesign.com..........Bob Acton 0407 787993 BEAU JARDIN 1.8 tonne excavator & 3 tonne tip truck .................................................0417 054443 DAVID ROBINSON DESIGN DRAFTING All Council & construction requirements ......0419 880048 ALEX EXCAVATION 3.5T Zero Swing & 5T Tipper Rock Grab + other attachments ........0417 920300 BYRON ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN & DRAFTING www.beedad.com.au ...............0423 531448
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First lesson offer: Pay for 1hr and get 30mins free
0417 046 852 Phil Coleman
Driving Instructor Servicing Byron Bay Region
DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE 20 Year+s Exp.
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• Land clearing • Augers, rock grab & breaker attachments • Free quotes
FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600
0434 539 979
• Window Cleaning • Screens & Tracks • Pressure Washing • House •Roof • Paths • Solar
5.5 Tonne Excavator, Positrack Loader & 12 Tonne Tipper
FLANAGAN CONCRETING & EXCAVATIONS. Lic No. 310498C. Ph Andrew ..................0401 968173
THE DECK DOCTOR Sanding & refinishing, cable balustrading. Free quotes. Richard ...0407 821690
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Specialising in Asphalt Driveways, Subdivisions, Earthworks, Carparks and all Maintenance!
02 66 804 173 All Jobs Small or Large
DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL licence no. 201775c
Jai – 0467 482 948
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JAMIE 0408 809 817
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CONCRETING & PAVING
• House washing • High pressure or soft wash • Window cleaning • Driveways, paths & roofs • Gutters & flyscreens • Water efficient • Free quotes Phone Joe or Helen 6687 4655 or 0412 495750
– nationally recognised qualifications
0427 663 678 / 0410 056 228
BETTER CALL SAUL The Mac Doctor. Repairs. Upgrades. Used Macs.............................0411 562111
ACTION WINDOW & PRESSURE CLEANING
Exte house rior w & win ash clean dow $200
Training & assessment: earthmoving plant & forklift
ELECTRICAL Steve Nicholls ph: 0455 445 343 lic: EC28753
SECURITY, DATA, TV Tim Nicholls ph: 0468 384 203 lic: 000102498
0423 877 102
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A TO Z HANDYMAN SERVICES Tip runs, pressure cleaning, gardening, odd jobs ....Andre 66847553 or 0439 495247
0430 297 101 / 6684 5437
A.S.A.P. All renos, carpentry, plastering, painting, studios & bathrooms .......................0405 625697
0458 267 777
Paola Landscapes Pty Ltd 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
0414 905 900
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO • 24/7 Emergency • Residential, Commercial • Level 2
Lic no. 141097C
Lic No: 143433C | ACRS Master Cabler A017916
1800 763 911 | 0417 415 474
HANDY ANDY Carpentry, plastering, welding ......................................... 66884324 or 0476 600956 AWESOME REPAIRS Professional, commercial & domestic. Wayne...............................0423 218417
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Acreage & Residential Mowing | Gardening Non-Toxic Herbicide Spray | Brush Cutting Tip Runs | Fully Insured
R E LIAB LE
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Michael 0497 842 442
THE HANDYMAN CAN All home maintenance, gardens, painting, odd jobs etc ...........0427 110953 RELIABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES Michael ...........................................66844970 or 0405 325569 MC’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Exp. painter, home repairs, odd jobs. Great rates............0412 559509 CARPENTER HANDYMAN FB Greg’s Handyman Services Byron Bay Lic No 1039897....0414 109595 ALL BUILDING TRADES carpentry, fencing, landscaping, lawns. Free quotes. .............0415 454476 GOOD NEWS HANDYMAN Carpentry, home renovations/repairs etc. Jesse..................0458 968290 ABSOLUTE HANDYMAN. Repairs, renovations, maintenance.......................................0402 281638
HEALTH • OTHER HEALTH RELATED SECTIONS IN THIS SERVICE DIRECTORY: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Counselling, Dentists, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy ACUPUNCTURE & COSMETIC MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne ...........................................66857366
MULLUM.MOWING@gmail.com. Ride-on, large lawns & acreage. Ph Peter................0423 756394 MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Massage, Herbs. .............................66843002
GUTTERS CLEANED Solar panel cleaning, all areas, free quotes, fully insured ... 66841778 or 0405 922839 MALI’S Therapeutic Chinese Massage Service. In & out calls ..............................................66841790 COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C .......................... 0439 624945 or 66804173 A-Z Lawns & acreage, trees & hedges, clean ups & tip runs, all gutters ..........................0405 625697 WWW.EASTCOASTPILATES.COM.AU Judy Leane BSpSc ..............................................0408 110006 RONNIE SPINKS Everything electrical. Lic 27673 .........................................................0429 802355 A.C.E. LAWNMOWING & GARDENING Best rates, reliable, guaranteed.............Sam 0438 655763
JP ELECTRICAL Level 2 ASP Under-g/O-head lines, Pwr poles, Solar. Lic 133082C ........0432 289705 LEAF IT TO US Specialists in acreage mowing, garden, tree maintenance.....................0402 487213 CHRIS APPEL. Ocean Shores. Lic EC 22349.....................................................................0422 607444 PAUL’S MOWING Local & reliable. Mullum, Bruns, O. Shores, Byron & Bangalow.........0422 958791 MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more ........................www.mullumhire.com.au 66843003 JIM LABELLE ELECTRICAL O.Shores, Mullum, Byron, Brunswick. Lic 176417C..............0415 126028 A GREEN EARTH Garden restoration, maintenance, tree & rubbish removal ................0405 716552 BYRON HIRE Building & home handyman equipment hire ........ www.byronhire.com.au 66856228 SPINKS ELECTRICAL Lic 284939C..................................................................Call Mitch 0421 843477 TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVALS 4m3 trailer..............................................................0408 210772 BLUE BEE ELECTRICAL 25 years experience. Lic 189508C. Call Dave ............................0429 033801 THE BURBS MOWING All suburban mowing. Andrew .................................................0431 248888
BYRON BAY BRUSH CUTTING Acreage mowing, garden detailing, insured. Gyan .........0402 728207 FOR ALL YOUR INTERIOR DECORATING NEEDS ..........................................................0457 575900
BRUSHCUTTING Rubbish, Property Maintenance, Lawns.............................................0412 469109
POOLSAFE GLASS FENCING
LAWN MOWING Mullum, Bruns, Ocean Shores. Call Mark ............................................0437 343348 RICK’S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Mowing, brushcutting, gardening, pool service ...0424 805660 BYRON BAY GARDENING & CLEANING SERVICES High pressure water cleaning .......0401 739656
GLASS & ALUMINIUM POOL FENCING PROFESSIONALS 0499 178 297 firstname.lastname@example.org BYRON & BEYOND FENCING Any fence, any time, prompt quotes....... 66804766 or 0416 424256 EDL FENCING Installations & repairs. Prompt service. ...........................66771852 or 0432 107262
FEMALE GARDENER with years of experience. Bridget.................................................0429 335501
KITCHENS D HINGED Kitchens & Joinery. Lic 283553C. www.hinged.com.au ....................... Dave 0409 843689
LANDSCAPE DESIGN 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
GARDEN DESIGN, FENG SHUI www.simplybeautifulspaces.com.au...........................Lyn 0428 884329
FLOOR SANDING & POLISHING NJH FLOOR SANDING Eco oils, hard wax oils & water-based finishes. Nathan .............0420 215716
THE FLOOR SANDER non-toxic finishes. Free quotes email@example.com ...0407 821690
Locally Owned Est 18 years
• Sand • Soils • Gravels • Pots & statues • Lots, lots more
1176 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby (just past golf course)
6684 2323 / 0418 663 983
6680 1575 or 0408 760 609
SOIL MULCH GRAVEL
CRACKER DUST ROAD BASE FIRE WOOD
18 Lucky Lane Billinudgel Industrial Estate
GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
24/7 EMERGENCY GLASS 0415 660 801 6685 8588
Mirrors • Security doors and screens Shower screens • Commercial glazing
BYRON GLASS & ALUMINIUM Home, Shop & Office. 24 hr/7 days. Lic 313329C ..............66808123
SUBTROPICALLANDSCAPES.COM.AU 20 years exp. Lic 231789C ................................0405 122456 LEMONTREELANDSCAPES.COM.AU Liam. Lic No 277154C .........................................0423 700853
Acreage Mowing Specialist $75/hr | Mini excavation $90/hr
Contact Vadi: 0404
THE BYRON BAY GARDEN & LANDSCAPING COMPANY Structural Landscaping
• Paving • Stonework • Timber work • Retaining wall • Garden maintenance • Planting • Turfing • Mulching • Hedging • Lawns
0434 329 111
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GREEN SKY LANDSCAPES. All aspects of landscape construction + design. Lic 208800C. www.greenskylandscapes.com.au .................................................................................0421 986373
✔ Gutter guard ✔ Gutter cleaning ✔ Locally owned ✔ Fully insured ✔ Free quotes Call Junior for friendly, genuine advice and service.
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Service Directory 02 6681 6555
MOBILE LOCKSMITH SERVICE Automotive car keys & lock installation/repair .............0412 764148 DASH LOCK SERVICE Commercial & Domestic Locks & Security Call Ash .....................0430 170841
✔ Free quotes on active termites ✔ Environmentally safe
YOUR PEST & TERMITE SPECIALISTS www.allpestsolutions.com.au
at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre
Dr. Matthew Fourro (Osteo) Dr. Egbert Weber (Osteo)
PAINTING • DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING INFO: When dealing with home owners, painters are required to quote a licence number only for external work valued over $5000.
• Domestic & Commercial • Servicing all areas • Workmanship guaranteed • Attention to detail
0438 784 226 • 6685 4154
Lic No 189144C
0420 371 151
0408 684 173
• Pre purchase pest & building inspections • General pest treatments
• Non-toxic termite treatments
JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C................0438 668025
HRH PLUMBING Providing a prompt, reliable & efficient service. Lic 220755C ............0402 652017
MARK STRATTON All plumbing & emergency. Sewer drain camera/locator. Lic 57803C ....0419 019035
THE PEST MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Second opinion / alternative views. 50 yrs exp .....0418 110714 ADM PLUMBING SERVICES… (NO JOB TOO SMALL)… Lic 234528C. ....... Call Adam 0466 992483 BRUNSWICK BYRON PEST CONTROL................................................................................66842018 I LOVE PLUMBING. All plumbing. All areas. Ph Steve. Lic 148904C ..............................0412 916140
COLIN J WILLIAMS PLUMBING & GAS Lic L7990. Water specialist. Mullum/Byron .....0434 273726
PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES PRINTWORKS Traditional / Digital email@example.com .................................66843633
Professional • Commercial • Personal
30+ years experience in commercial photography and photojournalism
www.treefaeriefotos.com • 0417 427 518
Andy’s Move & More
QUALITY PAINTING SERVICES
◆ FINALIST OF THE MASTER PAINTERS OF AUSTRALIA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE ◆ ENVIRO FRIENDLY PAINTING
BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, acupuncture, mat/reformer Pilates classes. Kim Snellgrove, Cally O’Hara ................................................................................................66872330
Small and Medium Moves, Tip Runs & Deliveries, 1 or 2 Men at Low Prices to Most Areas Based from Byron Bay & Mullumbimby
0415 952 494 ◆ 6680 7573 ◆ www.yvesdewilde.com.au LIC 114372C
NICK EDMOND Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Calls always returned
466 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.....................................................................................66845288 ANTHONY D’ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St ... 66853511
www.gjgpainting.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Qualified – Insured - Local
CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel ..................Bangalow 66872337 & M’bah 66723818 Lic 167371C
0403 739 504 02 6684 6356
OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, dry needling, custom orthotics, shock
PETER FARRELL Cold laser, manual therapy & exercise, Mullumbimby ..............................66843385
ABN 31 490 733 798 LIC 203196C
Painting & Decorating
24 years experience
QUALIFIED • INSURED • LOCAL • FREE QUOTES The ﬁnishing touch to your home
Mob: 0409 451 518
PETRA KARNI Physio, Craniosacral, Alexander Technique. Byron. Open Saturdays.......0403 226858
wave therapy, real time ultrasound. Nigel Pitman, Ilse V Oostenbrugge, Steve Clifford.......66803499
Free Quotes - 26 years Experience
Servicing Ballina to Tweed & everywhere in between! Lic 333670C
BILL CONNORS All plumbing/draining. Lic #1051 .................................. 66801403 or 0414 801403
• Spray free termite protection
Tree Faerie Fotos
YVES DE WILDE
0490 025 872
Hot/cold water plumbing Solar hot water Gas fitting Mechanical services Core drilling Drainage & storm water maintenance & installation
SAFE & EFFECTIVE
NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY Jodie Jacobs. Mon, Wed, Fri..............................................66857517
LICENSED PLUMBER + GASFITTER FRIENDLY + RELIABLE SERVICE
TREE CHANGE PLUMBING
60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby | 02 6626 7900
C. A. Warwick Lic. No. 114578C • Free quotes • Gyprock ﬁxing & setting
451 186 / 6680 4660
Spray on paving
GLENN WATERS For the finish you can’t see. Lic 58928C...............................................0427 908129
0410 454 066
Roof restoration (painting)
PAINTER 30 years exp. Available 7 days pw. Great rates. Call Bert.................................0491 334459 ALL WAYS PAINTING NORTHERN RIVERS. Qualified, insured, clean. 0413 401907 or 66805015
NEED A PLUMBER? DRAINER? GASFITTER?
Chay 0429 805 081 20 YEARS LOCAL SERVICE
02 6684 2198
www.shiftremovals.com.au LOCAL + INTERSTATE REMOVALS ROAD + RAIL FREIGHT CONTAINER REMOVALS + TRANSPORT byron bay container storage Licence No. 207479C
AD PAINTING by John Hand. Lic 13246C ................................................ 0413 185399 or 66841249
• Local • Country • interstate LOCAL • Sydney • GOLd COASt • BriSBAne • MeLBOurne
License no. 88062C
LEAPFROG REMOVALS 0432 334 200 02 6680 8170
SUNRISE PLASTERING. No job too small. Renovations + patchworks. Gtd sat. Free quote ....0418 992001
35 years in the trade
6681 4912 / 0409 917646
BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING. 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel ........................ 6680 3444
Texture coating Painter - Decorator
• Freight services to Brisbane weekly • Carriers of fine art • Furniture removal • E-bay pick up & delivery
BYRON BAY’S LOCAL REMOVALIST MOVING THE SHIRE FOR OVER 10 YEARS
DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL
Specialising in high gloss ﬁnishes. All work guaranteed
SHIRE REMOVALS & FREIGHT CO
From Middle Pocket to Middle Earth – just give us a ring
MULLUM PICTURE FRAMERS Stuart St rear lane behind Mitre 10 ............................0403 734791
PLASTERING CONTRACTOR All aspects of painting & rooﬁng Free quotes. Local.
0429 149 533 Est 2006
0434 391 855
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LONG + SHORT TERM CONTAINERS FOR HIRE
LONG + SHORT TERM CONTAINERS FOR HIRE
0434 391 855
Professional Property Protection you can Trust
• Targeted treatments for all pests with “no spray” cockroach treatments • 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
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MAN WITH A VAN/TRUCK Reasonable rates. Phone Don ............................................0414 282813 BENNY CAN MOVE IT! .................................................................................................0402 199999 MOVE SMOOTHLY. For help & support with your move. Bridget...................................0429 335501
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For North Coast news online visit TALLOW TREE SERVICES Removal, free quote & full insurance .....................................0401 208797 MARTINO TREE SERVICES ..............................................................................Martino 0435 019524 OUT ON A LIMB www.outonalimbtreeservices.wordpress.com Call Lucas ............0402 191316 HART TREE SERVICES 18” chipper bobcat cranetruck stump grinding, cherry . 66849137 or 0427347380 A VERY HANDY MAN TREE SERVICES..................Happy to help. Andrew....................0412 558890
ROOFING DOMESTIC • INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL
ROOFING Licence NSW: 30715C Licence QLD: 1227049
Metal Roofing Installations • Guttering Downpipes • Fascia • Skylights • Whirlybird Patios • Repairs • Leaf Guard
Craig Montgomery – 0418 870 362
BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Now at Billinudgel. Re-covering specialists .............................66805255 BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY. Soft furnishings, curtains & outdoor. ................................0403 713303
JAKE’S STONEMASONRY. Check me out on Instagram .................................................0457 074139
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RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL NEW ROOFS / RE-ROOFS INSULATED ROOF PANELS FASCIA & GUTTERS REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE 0 4 1 1 6 8 3 0 0 3 | Z A C . M A C TA G G A R T @ G M A I L . C O M | L I C 2 2 3 4 8 9 C
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New moon 7 Mar First quarter 14 Mar Full moon 21 Mar Third quarter 28 Mar Day of Sun Sun Moon month rise set rise 1 F 0637 1919 0141 2 S 0638 1918 0230 3 S 0638 1917 0321 4 M 0639 1916 0413 5 T 0640 1915 0506 6 W 0640 1913 0559 7 T 0641 1912 0651 8 F 0641 1911 0744 9 S 0642 1910 0836 10 S 0643 1909 0930 11 M 0643 1908 1025 12 T 0644 1907 1121 13 W 0644 1906 1220 14 T 0645 1905 1319 15 F 0646 1903 1420 16 S 0646 1902 1519 17 S 0647 1901 1615 18 M 0647 1900 1707 19 T 0648 1859 1755 20 W 0649 1858 1840 21 T 0649 1856 1921 22 F 0650 1855 2001 23 S 0650 1854 2041 24 S 0651 1853 2122 25 M 0651 1852 2204 26 T 0652 1851 2248 27 W 0652 1850 2335 28 T 0653 1848 29 F 0654 1847 0024 30 S 0654 1846 0115 31 S 0655 1845 0207
3.03am 9.27pm 12.42pm 3.09pm Moon High tide, set height (m) 1548 0606 1.47; 1817 1.08 1636 0657 1.53; 1911 1.14 1720 0740 1.58; 1953 1.21 1800 0818 1.63; 2030 1.28 1837 0854 1.66; 2104 1.33 1912 0928 1.68; 2137 1.38 1945 1000 1.67; 2210 1.42 2017 1030 1.64; 2244 1.45 2050 1101 1.59; 2319 1.47 2123 1132 1.52; 2357 1.48 2158 1205 1.43 2237 0038 1.47; 1242 1.33 2320 0127 1.46; 1328 1.23 0227 1.45; 1432 1.14 0008 0343 1.48; 1558 1.10 0103 0501 1.55; 1727 1.14 0204 0612 1.66; 1839 1.23 0309 0712 1.77; 1937 1.35 0417 0804 1.86; 2028 1.47 0526 0852 1.90; 2115 1.57 0634 0937 1.89; 2201 1.64 0741 1020 1.82; 2245 1.68 0846 1101 1.70; 2330 1.68 0950 1142 1.55 1052 0015 1.65; 1222 1.38 1151 0101 1.59; 1305 1.23 1248 0155 1.52; 1357 1.11 1342 0259 1.46; 1511 1.03 1432 0412 1.43; 1643 1.04 1518 0521 1.44; 1756 1.10 1559 0617 1.48; 1847 1.19
Astronomical data and tides Low tide, height (m) 1243 0.60 0000 0.54; 1330 0.53 0052 0.48; 1408 0.46 0135 0.43; 1442 0.41 0213 0.38; 1513 0.38 0246 0.34; 1541 0.35 0320 0.33; 1610 0.34 0354 0.33; 1638 0.33 0430 0.36; 1707 0.34 0507 0.41; 1737 0.36 0548 0.47; 1810 0.40 0634 0.54; 1845 0.44 0732 0.61; 1931 0.49 0848 0.66; 2032 0.53 1019 0.64; 2152 0.53 1144 0.56; 2311 0.48 1249 0.45 0019 0.38; 1341 0.34 0118 0.28; 1426 0.24 0212 0.20; 1508 0.18 0301 0.15; 1547 0.16 0351 0.16; 1626 0.17 0440 0.22; 1704 0.22 0530 0.32; 1741 0.29 0625 0.44; 1817 0.38 0725 0.55; 1856 0.48 0834 0.64; 1942 0.57 0952 0.67; 2045 0.65 1106 0.65; 2212 0.68 1206 0.60; 2330 0.65 1253 0.53
Times are Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time. Time lags: Ballina Boat Dock: 15 min; Byron Bay: nil; Brunswick River Hwy Bridge: high 30 min, low 1 hr; Mullumbimby: 1 hr 10 min; Billinudgel: 3 hr 55 min; Chinderah: high 1 hr 15 min, low 2 hr; Terranora Inlet: high 2 hr 10 min, low 2 hr 25 min; Murwillumbah: high 2 hr 30 min, low 2 hr 50 min. Tides in bold indicate high tide of 1.7m or more and low tide of 0.3m or less. Data from Bureau of Meteorology.
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INDEX Agistment ............................... 53 Annual General Meetings ..... 51 Business For Sale ................. 52 Childcare................................ 52 Death Notices ........................ 53 For Sale ................................. 52 Funeral Notices ..................... 53 Garage Sales......................... 52 Halls For Hire......................... 52 Health Notices ....................... 52 Helpful Information ................ 53 Motor Vehicles ....................... 52 Musical Notes ........................ 53 Only Adults ............................ 53 Pets ........................................ 53 Positions Vacant .................... 52 Professional Services ............ 52 Public Notices ........................ 51 Share Accommodation .......... 52 Social Escorts........................ 53 To Lease ................................ 52 To Let ..................................... 52 Tradework .............................. 52 Tree Services ......................... 52 Tuition .................................... 53 Volunteers Wanted................. 52 Wanted .................................. 52 Wanted To Rent ..................... 52 Work Wanted ......................... 53
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BINNA BURRA 160 Binna Burra Rd This Fri Sat & Sun. Indoor/outdoor furniture tin trunks, old cameras & gear, tools, gollf clubs, LPs, turntable, h/hold items. CLEARANCE SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO
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CASH PAID FOR UNWANTED CARS Local reg’d business 66845296 or 66845403
Automatic 2001 Hyundai Elantra 113,201km Low km, logbook history, 6 months rego. SN2373 ...................................................$4,750 Automatic 2002 Merecedes Benz E240 Elegance 180,374km rego til 4/19, full service history. SN7796 ...................................................$5,490 Automatic 2002 Ford Falcon XT 162902km Very handy wagon, rego 9/19. SN8653 ..$3,990 2006 Suzuki APV Van 5 speed manual 93,659km 4-seater, heaps of room, rego 7/19. SN4915 ...................................................$8,490 2005 Ford Courier 5 speed manual Great condition 4WD dual cab with canopy. SN3074 ...................................................$5,850
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BUSINESS FOR SALE FENCE POSTS • Palings • Posts • Hardwood poles • Sleepers • Firewood • Concrete Posts • Tomato stakes • Molasses Kings Creek, Mullumbimby Mark 0427 490 038 | Karen 0427 804 284
FIREWOOD DELIVERIES ALL YEAR ROUND Supplying commercial, wood fired bakeries, pizza restaurants and residential, combustion stoves, open fires, pot belly, kindling. Various load sizes from 4’x 6’ to 4 ton tipper. PRICES STARTING FROM $95. VOLUME DISCOUNTS.
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BANGALOW Self storage, Bugum Pl, Sat and Sun 9-5. Camping gear, 3x3 Oz Trail deluxe gazebos, 1.8m folding table, 25L water bottles w/taps, tools, Lots of free stuff. Everything must go!
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SUFFOLK Sat 16th 8-2, end of lines from $1, raw silk, wool, cotton, cashmir, pashmina, rayon velvet and linen scarves, fashion jewellery, silver, timber, bone and shells. 53 Coogera Cct. 0423365871
WANTED LP RECORDS: good condition, no op shop crap! Ph Matt 0401955052
GARAGE SALES MULLUMBIMBY 28 Dalley St Sat 8.30am-2pm combined sale. Vintage items, clothes, furniture, books, etc. MULLUM Lot 11 Ann St, Sat 16th/Sun 17th Bric-a-brac, quality furniture, piano, etc. All items must go. Moving overseas.
Byron’s original Thai Massage shop is for sale. Situated just a block from main beach, this perfect CBD lifestyle business opportunity has arisen due to the long time owners relocating. Price: $79k Contact: 0404 281 540
SHARE ACCOM. BRUNSWICK HEADS share 2bdrm flat in centre of town, d/f, no pets, mature female. $250pw + bills. PH 0414975475 BEACHSIDE SUFFOLK PARK med size bdrm, $200pw no bills, 0459351942 SUNRISE room, share with great flatmates, $210pw + bond, incl bills. Walk to IGA/beach. Ph 02 77661092
BYRON furn 2br aptment, pool, avail April to October. $495pw. Ph 0439727334 LILLI PILLI beautiful elevated 2br, 1 bthrm, huge decks, cathedral ceilings. Suit professional cple, long-term tenants, $595pw incl exp, avail 20/3. 0428649657 BYRON BAY 3br townhouse, SLUG, 2.5 bthrms, unfurn, 5 minutes walk to town & beach. Suit professional couple $700pw 0438832304 after 12pm Fri 16th March OCEAN SHORES beautiful, brand new 1 bedroom, unfurn flat, lge nth facing patio, great kitchen, bathroom/laundry, wifi, solar hot water. Suit single working person. $380pw 0421477203. OCEAN SHORES large studio, amazing forest, river access, priv. entry, n/s, no pets, mature person. Furn/unfurn. $315pw incl bills. 6-12 months. Ph 0424139778 MYOCUM HINTERLAND RESORT mins to Byron, ideally suited to 2 families, 2 spacious levels of selfcontained living, 8 bedrms, 300 deg ocean/ lighthouse/ hinterland views, infinity pool, spa, short to long term lease, furn or unfurn, from $1950pw Ph 0414800060 MULLUM priv studio $250pw incl elec and water, unfurn, in town. Avail 2nd April Ph: 0414886548 BYRON 3br, 2 bthrm apart, pool, LUG, quiet location, views. Suit working sgl/cpl only, long term, $590pw. neg 0439727334
RESIDENTIAL Brunswick Heads 2 bed 1bth $450 1 bed 1bth $470 2 bed 1bth $480 3 bed 1bth $580 3 bed 1bth $750
3 bed 1 bth $450
1 bed 1bth $340 3 bed 2 bth $560
4 bed 3 bth $800
COMMERCIAL Brunswick Heads 27sqm in Park St Perfect for retail Contact agent
L.J. Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177
5/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads
WANTED TO RENT BYRON SHIRE working cple seek 1 bdrm studio/house/apt for long term. Mature, clean, steady income. Text 0426670108
WANTED OCCASIONAL ACCOMMODATION IN MULLUMBIMBY I am a retired business man, living in Queensland. I wish to visit my daughter and grandson in Mullumbimby, occasionally but they have no space. I would like a private household to accommodate me on these occasions at a reasonable cost. All I need is a single room with bathroom access. No meals or other services required. If you are interested, please call my daughter Kate, on 0477 833 446 who can provide references.
BANGALOW SELF-STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333
STORAGE ONLY room, 5x4m, $25pw Apply 107 Stuart St, Mullumbimby
BYRON A&I EST studio space to share with creative business. Shop front & workspace. $200pw. Ph 0415551478
BANGALOW RENT-A-SHED Modern & Secure from $140 p/m Elders Real Estate 66871500
BILLINUDGEL, Vacant Industrial block, 1/4 acre, water avail. Ph 0418991747.
O SHORES 25 Matong Dr. House clear out, lots of vintage items and clothes, set of 3 1950s laughing clowns, Sat 16th 8am. Early birds welcome.
BYRON SELF-STORAGE UNITS Clean & secure. Ph 1300762618
MULLUMBIMBY 12 Garden Ave, Sat 16th, 8am, something for everyone.
& backloads to Brisbane. Friendly, with 10 years local exp. 0409917646
MADE IN MULLUM Interested in selling your handmade crafts, artworks, photography etc locally from $25 a week? Interested to see what sells and what doesn’t? Contact Facebook: Made In Mullum or email email@example.com
STORAGE/SMALL WORKSHOP 4 / 8 Bonanza Dr, Billinudgel, $65pw Naomi Butcher, Elders RE Brunswick Heads, NSW 2483. Ph 66851206
VOLUNTEERS WANTED Byron Dog Rescue (CAWI) Op shops, are looking for people who love animals, to work voluntarily in our opshops at Brunswick Heads. Monday–Friday Morning shift is 10am–1pm and afternoon shift is 1–5pm. We also open on Saturday 9am–1pm. Please ring Margaret on 0488 415 444 for more info. You will be most welcome and you will enjoy working in a pleasant environment.
POSITIONS VACANT QUALIFIED CHEF/COOK exp with woodfired oven. Italian & Middle Eastern Cuisine & min 2 years exp in kitchen pref. Long term employment. 66808228. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org GRAPHIC DESIGN / Branding Agency seeks talented, experienced freelance graphic designer for casual/project-based work. 5yrs+ exp, Mac / Adobe CS. Email folio email@example.com
SUNGLASS LENS ASSISTANT Want to work in a dynamic, fast growing local e-commerce business with cutting edge technology, great work conditions and colleagues? Looking for an entry into a business who can provide all the training in exchange for your awesome work ethic, ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to learn? Come join our energetic, dedicated team of 7 and kick start your career. We need a reliable, detail oriented person to work M-F, full-time (early starts) in our sunglass lens warehouse in Billinudgel. You will be trained in all aspects of the business in a small team in a fast paced, yet friendly and caring workplace. To apply please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lainie on 0404 694 626
Remedial Massage Therapist Seeking a massage therapist with health fund rebates to join our fantastic teams at Bangalow & Ballina. Must be experienced, professional, reliable, avail for weekend work. Busy, professionally run clinic with good rates. Ph 0499 490 088 or email email@example.com
Kitchen Hand Position The Larder Byron Bay Must be presentable, well spoken. Manual driver’s licence essential. EMAIL applications ONLY please: firstname.lastname@example.org #THELARDER
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Crystal Castle Lotus Cafe Exp. FOH Cafe Shift Leader Are you enthusiastic, highly exp in hospitality and love the Crystal Castle? Casual position, 4 days a week, with potential to grow to permanent. Looking for a shift leader with experience in leading a Cafe team. Min 3 years demonstrated exp in a similar role. Great customer service and a positive attitude. Must be available weekends and holidays. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22nd March. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
CASUAL MARKET STAFF req’d for 1–3 shifts p/w. Must be reliable, able to drive & well-presented. Must be over 25 y.o. Internationals welcome. To apply send details to email@example.com SALES / FACTORY DUTIES For busy Organic Skincare & Makeup co. Own transport essential. Bring resume in person to Wild Nature, 86 Centennial Circuit. Byron Arts & Ind Est. 10am-4pm WARNING The Department of Fair Trading has warned people to be very careful about responding to advertisements offering work at home. Readers should be wary if asked to pay money upfront for employment opportunities and never send money to a post office box
WORK WANTED ALL HOME MAINTENANCE/REPAIRS Lic No. 60801C. For a free quote call: Paul 0423852559 WORDPRESS SETUP/TRAIN/MAINT Reas rates firstname.lastname@example.org EXPERIENCED PERSONAL CARER Available for disability/aged care clients. Caring & compassionate, 15+ years experience, Cert III Aged Care, police check, First Aid, references available. Call Grant: 0426834749 GARDENING $30/hr, chainsaw, pruning, brushcutting $35/hour, Rubbish removal available. Ph Tai 66843084
Junior Experiences Assistant The Crystal Castle is looking for a standout junior to provide support and assistance to the daily experiences. Must have excellent communication skills, be able to follow direction, be proactive, friendly and reliable. This is a casual junior position, for someone ideally looking for work during the school holidays. Must be available during school holidays, public holidays and end of year season. Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com by 19th March 2019 for consideration.
TUITION FRENCH • ITALIAN • GERMAN Eva 0403224842 www.languagetuitionbyron.com.au SPANISH PRIVATE CLASSES For beginners, advanced & children. Native speaker, HSC. Pia 0434485584
Adobe Tutoring Experienced Professional Trainer • Photoshop • Indesign • Illustrator firstname.lastname@example.org www.thinkblinkdesign.com
Margaret Elizabeth Johnson (Towers) 30.11.1941 - 5.3.19
Tragically taken in a car accident. Dearly loved daughter of Lily & Clarrie (both dec). Much loved wife of Fred (dec). Adored sister and sister-in-law of Ron, Geoff & Margaret, Ray (dec) & Joan, Marilyn & Kevin Mills. Cherished mother of Karen, Michelle, Charmaine & Justine. Devoted mother-in-law, grandmother & great grandmother.
Any Area, Any Size Need to save our cattle from this drought.
Forever in our hearts.
BOTTLEBRUSH & TEA-TREE SALE FINISHES THIS SATURDAY Selected Tubestock were $3.50 now $1.00 Selected 140mm pots were $12.95 now $5.00 Other 140mm pots were $12.95 now $8.00
NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! Selected paperbarks also reduced
Bring in the birds and bees
Wed 20th March • Business Pitching Competition • iTunes For OSX
Thu 21st March
• Aromatherapy For Health & Beauty
Fri 22nd March • Basket Weaving
Limited places - don’t miss out! 02 6684 3374
General Manager – Mullumbimby Leagues Club We are seeking an experienced manager who can demonstrate the ability to lead the club through a period of change while developing and maintaining relationships built over the 100 years the club has been in the community. Financial management, communication, stakeholder engagement, marketing, bar management and customer service skills will be critical to being successful in the role. An attractive remuneration package and potential incentive scheme will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Please submit all expressions of interest including an up-todate resume and covering letter addressing the outlined skill sets above via email to email@example.com. Application close 30th March 2019.
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Jessie is a medium sized 2 year old desexed female dane x. She is an affectionate, obedient girl who has had a rough start in life and is wary of strangers, particularly men. Once comfortable with people she is a lovely companion dog and would suit a quiet, peaceful home. If you can give Jessie a permanent, loving home please contact Pam on 0421 017 461.
Visit friendsofthepound.com to view other dogs and cats looking for a home.
6684 1703 www.mcnativenursery.com.au
EXQUISITE Be impressed with my hot body and warm hands. Tweed area. 0438573677 BALLINA EXCLUSIVE 34 Piper Dr. Open 7 days 10am till late. In & Out Calls. 66816038. Ladies wanted Find us on Facebook! SEXIEST MASSAGE IN BYRON BAY Truly gorgeous goddess! 0490466413 SOFT HANDS WARM OIL Sensual touch. Mature & discreet. Byron. 0407264343 sensualmassagebyronbay.com
Passed away with family at his side. Adored husband of Donna. Treasured father of Heath and Teal. Much loved son of Nev and Ann. Loved brother of Kim. Jordy will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Jordy’s life to be held at the Kohinur Hall, 1297 Main Arm Road, Upper Main Arm on FRIDAY (March 15, 2019) commencing at 12.00 noon. Michael Currie Funerals 6684 6232
MUSICAL NOTES QUALITY PIANOS for sale, and expert piano tuning. Ph Fred Cole 0412216019
www.tantrabyronbay.com Exquisite tantra massage & tuition for men, women & couples. 0425347477 Have you lost your Mojo? Luscious erotic massage/prostate stim Come warp time with me. 0407013347
Mindblowing Erotic Bodywork ♥
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SOCIAL ESCORTS CHARLY 21, East European size 6, Barbie-Doll looks. LIvia 23, tall size 8, tanned hot surfer, Candy 19, tiny size 6 blue eyed blonde. Cassandra 21, size 8, DD bust, sexy affectionate blonde. Belinda 25, exotic Afro/American FF bust, hot booty. Jade 23, size 8, F bust, dark beauty. Chloe 19, Aussie/Latina stunner. Brittany, mature natural FF bust. Anna 24, gorgeous tiny, Spoil yourself. In & out. 7 days. Ladies always wanted. 66816038 SEXY ESCORT Outcalls only. 0478109345
Pets for Life should be renamed ‘Kitten Heaven’, for that is what it is at the moment. Lots of cute, cuddly and playful fur babies, who know nothing of the outside world. Never seen the sky, walked on grass, or watched a bird. So they are waiting for some wonderful hoomans to introduce them to that wonderful world. All cats are desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.
Please make an appointment 0403 533 589 • Billinudgel petsforlifeanimalshelter.net
110 Yankee Creek Rd,Via Wilsons Creek Rd, Mullumbimby Only 3.5km from the Mullum Golf Course. Cash, Eftpos and credit cards accepted.
Maggie is a stunning black & tan 4-year-old Kelpie, full of joie-de-vivre who has a charming penchant for vocalising her MAGGIE feelings. Maggie is eager to please & would love a companion, human or canine, who could provide the stimulation & exercise she needs & help curtail signs of separation anxiety. She is socialising well with other dogs and is good with children & cats. If you would like to meet this gorgeous girl, please phone Shell from Byron Dog Rescue on 0458 461 935.
Sat 23rd March
• Business Websites That Work • Playing Around With Oil Pastel & Mixed Media • Vegan Nut Cheeses Advanced • The Art Of Research (For Your Next Book) • Hand Made Paper & Binding • Writing For Wellbeing • Light Painting Photography
Rufus & his brother Rowan are absolutely gingerlicious! Both boys are incredibly smoochy & complete love bugs. Whoever gets these boys will be the luckiest folks on the planet. They have the pinkest love heart noses & are beautifully marked with cute ginger stripes. To meet Rufus & Rowan, please visit the Cat Adoption Centre at
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RUFUS & ROWAN
Wednesday–Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm
JORDAN, MICHAEL ‘JORDY’
Tue 19th March
Call: 0428 030 889 6737 6829
1st SAT Bruns Heads
1st SUN Byron Bay 1st SUN Lismore Car Boot
6685 6807 6628 7333
2nd SAT Flea, Byron YAC 0490 026 840 2nd SAT Woodburn 0439 489 631 2nd SUN 2nd SUN 2nd SUN 2nd SUN 2nd SUN
The Channon Lennox Head Alstonville Tabulam Hall Coolangatta
6688 6433 0419 369 609 6628 1568 0490 329 159
3rd SAT Mullumbimby 6684 3370 3rd SAT Murwillumbah 0413 804 024 3rd SUN Uki 0487 329 150 3rd SUN Lismore Car Boot 6628 7333 3rd SUN Ballina 0422 094 338 4th SAT Evans Head 4th SAT Wilsons Creek 4th SUN Bangalow
0439 489 631 6684 0299 6687 1911
4th SUN Nimbin 0458 506 000 4th SUN Murwillumbah 0422 565 168 4th SUN (in a 5 Sunday month) Coolangatta 5th SUN Lennox Head 5th SUN Nimbin
0419 369 609 0458 506 000
FARMERS/WEEKLY MARKETS Each TUE New Brighton Each TUE Organic Lismore Each WED 7-11am M’bah Each WED 3-6pm Nimbin Each THU 8-11am Byron Each THU 2.30-6.30pm Lismore Each FRI 7-11am Mullum Each SAT 8-11am Bangalow Each SAT 8am-1pm Uki Each SAT 8.30-11am Lismore Each SAT 8.30-12am Blue Knob
6677 1345 6628 1084 6684 7834 6689 1512 6687 1137 0450 688 900 6677 1345 6687 1137 6679 5530 0466 415 172
EMERGENCY NUMBERS Please stick this by your phone
AMBULANCE, FIRE, POLICE ...............................................................000 AMBULANCE Mullumbimby & Byron Bay ..................................131 233 BRUNSWICK VALLEY RESCUE Primary rescue........................ 6685 1999 BRUNSWICK MARINE RADIO TOWER ................................... 6685 0148 BYRON CENTRAL HOSPITAL .................................................. 6639 9400 POLICE Brunswick Heads ....................................................... 6685 1277 Mullumbimby .............................................................. 6684 2144 Byron Bay ................................................................... 6685 9499 Bangalow .................................................................... 6687 1404 STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE Storm & tempest damage, flooding......132 500 AIDS Confidential testing & information (ACON) ................................ 6622 1555 AL-ANON Help for family & friends of alcoholics .......................1300 ALANON ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 24 hours............................... 1800 423 431 ANIMAL RESCUE (DOGS & CATS) ......................................... 6622 1881 LIFELINE ..........................................................................................131 114 MENSLINE 7pm–11pm nightly (phone counselling & referral for men).. 6622 2240 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meets daily .................................... 6680 7280 NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE .................................................. 6684 1286 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 24 hour crisis line ............................... 1800 656 463 NORTHERN RIVERS GAMBLING SERVICE ........................... 6687 2520 NORTHERN RIVERS WILDLIFE CARERS............................... 6628 1866 KOALA HOTLINE........................................................ 6622 1233 WIRES – NSW Wildlife Information & Rescue Service ......... 6628 1898
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Community at work On The Horizon
isolated, to contact us about activities. Contact: Mariana 0430 175 923.
OS garden club AGM
DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY
Email copy marked ‘On The Horizon’ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Monday 18 March from 10am till 12noon at Alstonville Bowling Club, Deegan Drive, Alstonville. Guest Speaker: Dr Stephen Strahan on the treatment and effects of prostate cancer. We invite men who have had or are newly diagnosed to join. Meetings held on the third Monday of each month. Partners or carers welcome. Enquiries Gordon 6684 1137 or 0415 664 649.
Mullumbimby community market and mini record fair is on this Saturday from 8am till 2pm on the corner of Stuart and Myokum Streets Mullumbimby. Great local crafts, produce and coffee. Live music by Tarshito. No dogs.
BPA meeting Bangalow Progress Association general meeting will be held Tuesday 19 March, 7pm at the Bangalow Men’s Shed. All members and residents welcome.
Mullum’s OWN The Mullumbimby Older Women’s Network (OWN) is meeting regularly to gather, network and share. We welcome older women (50+) in Byron Shire who are new to the area, looking for a new social network, or feeling
Prostate cancer support The next meeting of the Northern Rivers Day Prostate Cancer Support
Mungo’s Crossword 1
Attention all artists! It’s time to get creative for the next Ocean Shores Art Expo. This year’s theme is Celebrating a Moment. An additional category of Digital Art is offered. Expo dates: 23 till 25 August. Registrations open midJune, see www.osartexpo.com.
Spirit Song An hour of spiritual chants and meditation at spirit song, Sunday 17 March at 5pm. St. Paul’s Spirituality Centre, 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay (200 metres off Johnson Street). Contact: John Power 0403 905 543.
Marvellous Friday Nights! The inaugural event of The Now Club is on Friday 22 March at Marvell Hall Byron Bay. Join us to celebrate International Poetry Day with a fun and varied night of performance and spoken poetry, dramatic sketches,
U3A Brunswick Valley Tuesday Forum 19 March from 10am till 12pm, Uniting Church Hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Jan Olley from Byron Bird Buddies talks about birds in our backyards. Visitors and potential new members welcome. Ring 6685 1732.
Over 60s activities Play Mahjong and 500 at ‘Fun Fridays’ at the Marvell Hall, Marvell Street East, Byron Bay. Starts at 1.30pm. $5 entry includes a cuppa and afternoon tea. Come along and join our friendly group. Enquiries: Nancy 0498 480 373.
Byron Sophia Byron Sophia Philosophical Group. Don Hansen, Amitayus Hospice service volunteer, will read James Cowan’s The Kingdom Trilogy, 3rd Vol. on Thursday 21 March from 1.30 till 3.30pm, at Marvell Hall, 37 Marvell Street, Byron Bay. Info: Celia 6684 3623.
Breastfeeding support Breastfeeding support group Mullumbimby is meeting Thursday 14 March from 9.30am at St. John’s
Please note that, owing to space restrictions, not all entries may be included each week. Email copy marked ‘Regular As Clockwork’ to email@example.com.
OS Art Expo
DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY
The next meeting and AGM of the Ocean Shores & District Garden Club is on Monday 18 March at 1:30pm at The Hub Church Hall next to Target. Phone Claire on 6680 3707 for more info.
music and conviviality. Fundraiser for the hall. Food and alcohol available. Entry by Donation. Doors open 6pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Neighbourhood Centre Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre is open Monday–Thursday 9am–4pm and offers a range of services and activities. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy art, music, games, great food and more. Call reception on 6684 1286 and discover what is on offer.
Low-cost or free food Food Box Thursdays 9.30–11.30am at Uniting Church, Mullumbimby. If you have any sort of Centrelink card you may purchase cheap food, obtain free veges, and enjoy a cuppa. Free Food Relief Bags for anyone doing it tough, every Wednesday 10–12noon at The Hub Ocean Shores, cnr Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way. No ID or Concession Card required. NILs referral service also available. Check Facebook page The Hub Baptist Ocean Shores for details.
Byron Shire Respite Service Inc delivers high-quality respite care to a broad range of clients throughout the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires. Donations welcome: Ph 6685 1921, email email@example.com, website: www.byronrespite.com.au.
Alateen meeting Alateen meeting every Thursday at 5–6pm. Do you have a parent, close friend or relative with a drinking problem? Alateen can help. For 8–16-year-olds meet St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church Hall, 13 Powell Street, corner of Florence Street Tweed Heads. Al-Anon family groups for older members at the same time and place. 1300 ALANON 1300 252 666 www. al-anon.org.au
Social sporting groups Mullumbimby: Tuesday Ladies Group of Riverside Tennis Club welcomes new players 9.30am every Tuesday next to Heritage Park, for social tennis, fun and friendship. Info: Barbara 6684 8058. Tuesdays: 10.30am. Byron: Drumming with Gareth Jones at Byron Theatre; Chair Yoga with Pippy Wardell 12 till 1pm. Wednesdays: Choir with Kim Banffy, 10–11am; Ukulele 11.30–12.15. Suggested donation of $10. No bookings needed, information seniors@byroncommuntycentre. com or call 6685 6807. South Golden Shores Community Centre every Monday at 10.30. Phone 0435 780 017.
Bangalow Bowlo Sundays at 3pm. All welcome. Enquiries Margot 0412 394 932.
ACA Adult Children Of Alcoholic Parents and/or Dysfunctional Families (ACA) help & recovery group meets in East Lismore every Friday 10–11.30am corner 215 Dibbs St and Wyrallah Rd in small Quakers hut next to Community Hall.
Volunteer hub Choose from 50 organisations at the volunteer hub at Byron Community Centre. Make a difference in your community, have fun, learn new skills and meet people. Ph 6685 6807 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drug support groups Call Alcoholics Anonymous 1800 423 431 or 0401 945 671 – 30 meetings a week in the Shire – www.aa.org.au. Are you experiencing difficulties and challenges because of the alcohol or drug use of someone close to you? Learn coping skills and gain support from others. Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. For information and meetings call 6680 7280. Are you concerned about somebody else’s drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups meeting held Fridays 2pm. Uniting Church Bangalow – 1300 252 666 www. al-anon.org.au.
Budgeting support Money Matters is a free service helping people identify where their money is going, how best to save and, most importantly, how to get on top of bills! Contact the Byron Community Centre to make an appointment; private sessions run every Monday afternoon.
Breast Cancer Support The Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay meets at the NSW Cancer Council rooms, 8/130 Jonson St, Byron Bay (upstairs in shop complex next to Byron RSL) at 12–2pm every third Wednesday of the month. A NEW Support group will start 17 October and every third Wednesday of the month for partners and families afterwards at 2pm, same place. More info on Facebook: Breast Cancer
School hall 15 Murwillumbah Road, north over the Federation Bridge. Mums, babies, pre-schoolers, grandmothers, etc welcome. We are talking about baby slings – a great way to go places and go walking with your baby. Enquiries: 0431 477445.
Mullum show AGM New committee members are welcome to join the dedicated volunteers of the Mullumbimby Agricultural Show Society at their annual general meeting Wednesday March 20 from 7pm at Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. Info: secretary@mullumbimbyshow. org.au.
Mullum CWA Mullumbimby branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) meets Wednesday, March 13 at 10am at the CWA Rooms. Bring a plate for a light lunch. New members welcome. Thanks to all who supported the fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Australia. Info: Jenny 6684 7282 or Sue 6684 1675.
Waterlily AGM The Waterlily Community Playscape Inc AGM Thursday, 21 March at 6pm at the Ocean Shores Country Club. To become a committee member nominate yourself by contacting the committee with your details – email: email@example.com.
BV View Brunswick Valley VIEW Club next luncheon meeting at Brunswick Heads Bowling Club, 10.30am Thursday March 14. Guest speaker Pete Ceglinska CEO and co-founder of the Sea Bin Project.
Tweed Probus The Hastings Point/Tweed Coast Probus Club will meet on Tuesday March 19 at 10am at Tricare Community Village, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. The speaker will be business woman and prison officer Yvonne Turner. Enquiries: Jean Watson 6670 4072.
First Fleeters Northern Rivers meeting of the Fellowship of First Fleeters Sunday March 24 at the Cherry Street Bowls Club, Ballina at 11.30am. Guest speaker will be Helen James speaking on her First Fleeter Joseph Tuzo. New members are very welcome. Apologies Karla: 6688 4306.
U3A Ballina/Byron Get in the mood with Gerti who’s presenting Tango Rhapsody at 10am, Tuesday 19 March in the RSL meeting room, Mullum. Enquiries 6680 7350.
Support Group Byron Bay or call 0431 207 453.
Country Club. Info: Joan Towers 0400 484 419.
Buddhist meditation teaching and practice at the living Yoga Sanga, first floor, 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 6–7.30pm, Mondays. Mishaela, 0438 858 842 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dzogchen meditation and study group 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Didi 0408 008 769. Byron MindfulnessInsight meditation MindfulnessInsight Meditation Sangha and Pairoj Brahma, and Maggie Clark from 6.45 till 8.45pm. Tuesdays @ theYurt, Temple Byron www.templebyron.com Contact: Maggie 0409 611 845, Pairoj 0423 241 916. Buddhist meditation and conversation with John Allan, Mondays 6.30–8.30 pm, The Yurt, Temple Byron. No fees. John 0428 991 189. Byron yoga philosophy club free meditation classes Monday, 6pm, 1 Korau Place Suffolk Park. Go to www. wisdom.yoga or phone Kris 0435 300 743. Community Yoga Nidra class free, Wednesdays 1–1.30pm at the Bamboo Yoga School, behind The Health Lodge, 78 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Matt 0430 008 293. Meditation Collective Mondays 6.30pm at Temple Byron. For more info: www. byronbaymeditationcollective.com.au or call Geo 0431 747 764. Archetypal meditation at St Paul’s Spirituality Centre Wednesdays 2–3pm 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay (200 metres off Jonson Street). John Power: 0403 905 543. Free Community Yoga Nidra every Wednesday 1pm at the Bamboo Yoga School behind The Health Lodge 78 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Call Matt 0430 008 293.
Bay Singers meet Wednesdays at Byron Community Centre, 10–11am. Ukelele class at 11.45am. Enquiries 0425 363 589, email@example.com. Singchronicity Choir meets Thursdays at Ocean Shores 6.45pm-8.45pm. Eclectic and catchy repertoire. Ph 0425 363 589. Mullum’s Biggest Little Town Choir meets weekly at the Uniting Church, corner Dalley Street and Whian street, Thursdays at 6.30pm. Newcomers welcome. Raise the Roof Choir: Gospel, bluegrass & more. 1–3pm Tuesdays, Suffolk Park Hall. 6–8pm Tuesdays, Bruns Uniting Hall. Weekly Uki & Channon sessions. Info@raisetheroofsinging.com 0417 277 211. Brunswick Valley Choir Monday nights at Bruns Bowlo, 6.30pm ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Picture House Choir - quick sing fix at Brunswick Picture House on Monday mornings 9.30am till 10.30am Ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Rebel Rebel Girls Choir for ages 8 to 12. Meet Friday at 4pm, Ocean Shores. Ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Time to Sing Sundays, 10am at South Golden Beach Community Hall. Call Linda: 0415 412 514.
Seniors computer club Byron Shire seniors computer club invites interested seniors to come to learn how to use your photos creatively. Meets at Ocean Shores Community Centre, Wednesdays 1–3pm during school terms. For more information phone Lynne on 0428 665 948.
Time to sing Come sing inspiring songs and make new friends, Sundays, 10am at South Golden Beach Community Hall. Call Linda: 0415 412 514.
Quota Club Quota Club of Brunswick Valley meets every 1st Thursday of the month at the Ocean Shores Country Club at 6pm. Ph 0439 733 763 for more info.
Lions Club Interested in making new friends and helping our community? Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7pm Ocean Shores
Carers’ support Mullumbimby Mental Health Carers’ Support Group for family members and friends who have a loved one with a mental health issue. Meeting on 4th Thursday of each month 9.30am at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Info: Leanne 0409 818 643.
Op shops Uniting Church Op Shop, Dalley St, Mullumbimby – open each Saturday 8.30am–12 noon and first Thursday of the month 9am–11am: food bank. Last Wednesday each month 10-11am: playtime. Byron Bay Anglican Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–1pm. Volunteers needed. Enq Jeni: 6685 7816 or 0439 344 281. Mullumbimby Anglican Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–4.15pm, Saturday 9am–12.15pm. Volunteers needed, enq to shop 6684 4718. Mullumbimby Seventh-Day Adventist Op Shop opens Monday – Thursday 10am–3.30pm, Friday 9am – 2pm and third Sunday of the month 10am–2pm. Companion Animals Welfare Inc (CAWI) op shop Brunswick Heads (next to supermarket) open Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 9am–1pm, Sun closed.
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Youngsters shine in mountain bike national cup at New Italy
Byron second grade assured ﬁnals cricket despite loss
Over 90 riders competed in the two days of national cup tier 1 racing hosted by the Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club at their New Italy track earlier this month. It was the first time the local club has hosted a national event that attracted riders from Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and locally. Tier 1 is the highest level of competition organised by Mountain Biking Australia and plenty of spectators turned out to the see the skill and speed of some of the county’s top riders, treasurer of Dirty Wheels Nigel McDermott said. ‘It’s good exposure for the club and the local trails,’ he said. Ten locals were among the riders looking to accumulate points towards winning this year’s national championship. ‘Two of our junior riders, Darcy Harris and Hayley Oakes, won their very competitive categories. ‘Both are exceptionally talented and committed riders that deserve the results they are getting,’ Nigel said. Each race day over the weekend included different categories of riding for men and women and for ages
Competitors accelerate away from the start line at the National Cup held at the New Italy circuit. Photo Hixit from seven years all the way up to mature masters. The club has 230 members but some were daunted by taking on some of the sport’s top riders, Nigel said. The 6.5 kilometre circular track at New Italy was in good condition for the ride and offered spectators plenty of vantage points. The club has also been busy looking after its new facility at Duck Creek near Alstonville that has 13 trails across almost nine kilometres of track. The new facility opened in December after two years of construction. The Duck Creek circuits
have more variety than New Italy and are more technically demanding. The club regularly holds race days for youngsters as well as social events and rides.
More success Dirty Wheels members Liam, Jethro and Tobi all had good results in round one of the Scenic Rim Enduro Series at Kooralbyn last weekend. Taking part in their first gravity enduro Liam took fifth place in the U/15s, while Tobi and Jethro managed second and third in the U/13s.
The Byron Bay Cellars second grade cricketers suffered a big loss to Cudgen on the weekend, but have booked a finals berth. The team have a bye next so last weekend’s game was effectively their last before the finals. Cudgen won the toss and batted first, but won the match with the ball in the second half of the game. The Moase brothers took four wickets each, getting plenty of movement through the air and off the deck. Cudgen got the game going by hitting 7/157 off their 40 overs with C Wilson getting a half century. Toby Schott was the best of the Byron bowlers with 3/15 off his 8 overs and Lachlan Whiteford secured 2/11 off 5 overs. Captain Matt Irwin got the other 2/18 runs off 7 overs. But Cudgen dominated the other bowlers for that run total. Byron’s run chase lasted 17 overs for an innings total of 62 runs all out. Peter Jackson got 16 runs in the middle order and Ryan McGuiness hit 12 runs. The rest didn’t make double figures in a disappointing result. But The Cellars seconds
30 hit the water for Lennox Longboarders Crystal Cylinders The Lennox Longboarders held their March club round on Sunday at Lennox Main beach with thirty members competing. Conditions were good to start but a strong NE wind kicked in later. A herd of grommets had an expression session at the halfway mark, bringing a smile to all their faces and those of the seniors looking on. Winning the day was Will Petrie, who handled the small conditions well and pulled off some good moves. Eleanor Robertson was the best in the ladies. There was also a welcome to new members, Brendan (dad) and Tasman Cahill.
Results Firsts: Will Petrie, Brendon Cahill, Rob Rye, John Eddy, Dan Naughton (did not surf
second round). Seconds: Matt Durkin, Jake Ryan, James Foster, Tasman Cahill, Emily Simmonds. Thirds: Eleanor Robertson, Jess Cohen, Tom O’Dwyer, Grant Ryan, Angus Gover. Fourths: Gary Alford, Greg Gover, Terry Kay, Una Durkin, Meg Smith (didn’t surf second round). Sixths: Andrew Thomas, Roz Brown, Veronica Silver, Luca Barriskill.
New for women On International Women’s Day the WSL announced a couple of new features they will be adding to their events. The first Championship Tour (CT) event to award equal prize money for women will take place this April in Queensland, where the WSL will also launch a global beachside
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A young Lennox surfer shows his style in the grommet round last weekend. Photo Veronica Silver engagement program for girls, called the Rising Tides – WSL Girls Program. At each women’s CT stop the WSL will offer clinics in order to inspire the next generation of female surfers. There will also be a new content series this year
called the WSL Heritage Series that will feature notable women in the sport – trailblazers, record-breakers and vanguard activists that have helped pave the way. The series will include well-known figures like Byron Shire’s Pauline Menacer.
Cudgen’s top scorer C Wilson faces Byron’s Brady Fuhrmann at Cudgen turf pitch last weekend. Photo Deb Milgate are firm in third spot on the ladder for the season. Others in the top four include: Lennox Head, Tintenbar-East Ballina and Terranora. Cudgen could make the finals if they win and Terranora lose next week. It is good to get a result like that out of the way with the semifinals commencing on Saturday week.
The Byron Bay L J Hooker third graders played at home, won the toss, batted first and knocked up 153 runs off their 40 overs, but it
wasn’t enough against the Tintenbar East Ballina Fire. Jamie Whittaker scored 37 runs, Cam Thorne hit 28, Mark Mostert hit 20 and Jan Safranek (11 no) and Troy Berry (10) also contributed. TEB passed the total in 33 overs with four wickets down. Byron’s Reece Egan earned 2/34 with Peter Bailey and Lennox Bridle getting the other two wickets. The thirds play their last game of the year at Geoff Watt Oval at Alstonville against the Meandads.
Twilight cricket teams tussle as sprint to the ﬁnals heats up The finals of the Byron Bay Twilight Cricket competition will be played this Sunday March 17 after the final four teams are decided during the last round of games this week. TNR lost one game before Christmas and have stayed strong so should finish on top of the table, with the advantage that they go straight into the major final on Sunday. The Rip Starters have also looked strong but have lost their last two games, and if they lose again in their last game this Friday against a fired-up Kronnix, who also have plenty to play for, they could finish in third spot behind Eureka Grass. If Rip Starters win their last game they will hold on to second place. Eureka are odds on to beat the Loafers (currently on the bottom of the table) this week, so they should at least finish third. But the battle for the last finals position is far from
clear. The Bowlo, Kronnix and the Park Hotel are all capable of taking the spot depending on how results go. A count back is also on the cards if teams end up on equal points. As mentioned, Kronnix will have to overcome the Rip Starters. The Bowlo take on the Byron Brewery on Wednesday and have a good chance of winning after dusting up Kronnix last week. The Park Hotel are in the box seat as they have the bye this week and are assured the two crucial competition points. The team that makes fourth will play the first final against the third-placed team. The next final sees the winner of this game take on the second place getters for a shot of the table toppers in the major final. All the action at the Byron Bay Recreation Grounds from 10am.
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A litter ‘education and compliance’ blitz is underway on the Shire’s beaches until the end of March, say Council staff, with rangers targeting cigarettes.It is now illegal to smoke ciggies on beaches and they take around five years to break down in seawater. They can have
Muzzstock was held last Saturday at Kohinur Hall in Main Arm, where the like-minded gathered to support Muzz Drechsler. Muzz is preparing for frontline lock-on resistance when he travels with the Bob Brown convoy on April 22 to the Adani mine. You can get involved via www.patreon.com/mysterydingo. Photo Jeff ‘Locked And Loaded Since Time Began’ Dawson catastrophic consequences for our marine life and environment, says Council’s Waste Education and Compliance Officer Kate Akkerman. ■ ■ ■ ■
The NSW Greens have called for an end to roadside drug testing until ‘an evidencebased roadside drug testing program is introduced that actually tests for impairment, rather than simply presence of drugs’. Good luck doing that if the Nationals are returned to power on March 23 – they apply the zero-tolerance, drug war police state policy, which has worked, um, oh so well so far. Unsurprising recent data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research suggests that police are disproportionately targeting the northern rivers. ■ ■ ■ ■
While Byron struggles under the weight of 2m visitors per year, Ballina Council have just proudly announced over
one million visitors for the Ballina Shire in the 2017/2018 fiscal year. According to
Tourism Research Australia, $311 million was spent over that period in Ballina Shire.
EMERGENCY RALLY ON BUTLER STREET RESERVE
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Our MARKETS are under THREAT. Our WETLANDS are to be BULLDOZED. Our RECREATION RESERVE is being TRASHED. Our OLD TOWN HERITAGE will DISAPPEAR. COMMERCIAL, HIGH TRAFFIC, HEAVY VEHICLE, MAIN ROAD MADNESS. The SPIRIT of BYRON is being CRUSHED. State government and Byron Council are turning logic and community UPSIDE DOWN.
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