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Byron Rec Grounds users respond to plans Further to last week’s story regarding Council’s plan of management (PoM) for the Byron Bay Memorial Rec Grounds, John McKay from the football club has told The Echo, ‘There is no longer anything for the community to be fearful of’ in terms of the plans, which are on public exhibition. Council staff have proposed that some of the popular grounds within the Tennyson Street Rec Grounds be rezoned ‘commercial use’, which could accommodate ‘markets,

filming, events, cinema, outdoor/indoor entertainment, gymnasium, primitive camping, training camps etc’. Yet there is little mention of how the additional activities would work alongside the existing sport uses. Representing the Byron Bay Memorial Rec Grounds users’ group, McKay said, ‘We have been in negotiations with Council for over two years and, as communitybased sporting groups, have received all that we asked for, which is that they remain protected and zoned for

sporting use only’. He says areas between the fields, including the path, ‘have been rezoned community use, so dogs can be walked and other uses such as personal trainers can enter in to user agreements with Council’. Byron Football Club president George Roberts added, ‘John has been the driving force along with other members of the Byron Bay Memorial Recreation group to make sure that the user groups and the council worked together to achieve this result’.

The draft plan is now on public exhibition, with submissions closing April 23 at 4pm. As required when altering the categorisation of any Council-managed land, Council will be holding a public hearing on April 24 from 3pm at the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Road. Those wishing to make a verbal or written submission at the April 24 hearing can register by calling Darren McAllister 6626 7244. Submissions can be made to council@byron.nsw.gov.au.

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Acting mayor Michael Lyon used his casting vote to approve stage seven (32 lots) at the Tallowood Ridge Estate, located just outside Mullumbimby, at last Thursday’s Council planning meeting. An amendment by Cr Basil Cameron to defer the decision until more information was provided was voted in favour of by Crs Coorey, Martin, Ndiaye and Cameron. Crs Lyon, Hackett, Spooner and Hunter voted against, which tied the vote.

Cr Lyon used his casting vote to reject the amendment and then again used his casting vote to approve the next stage, adopting staff recommendations. During public access developer Eric Freeman clarified some of the issues around native-vegetation plans for the estate, telling the chamber that the entire shelter belt and forested areas in the southeast areas will be zoned E2, meaning they ‘won’t be touched’.

He also said he had not been contacted by anyone regarding concerns over the native areas. Representing Mooibal Spur, Dave Rawlins raised his concerns and told the chamber that communications with the developer last wound up in 2010.

Only item debated Tallowood was the only item debated during the twohour meeting. As a result, other developments and reports

on the agenda will now be adopted as per Council staff recommendations. That includes ‘noting a rural function centres update report’, advising the planning department that Council ‘is preparing an affordable-housing contribution scheme’, noting the requirement to ‘prepare a Community Participation Plan’ and approving – with conditions – a two-lot strata subdivision with dwellings on Cemetery Road, Byron Bay.

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A woman has been charged over a serious crash on Myocum Road at Ewingsdale from October 25, 2018. The head-on collision by the driver resulted in the other driver, a 19-year-old Mullumbimby woman, to sustain serious injuries including a fractured spine and sternum. The driver suffered minor injuries and will appear in court on June 27.

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—şëĎƆĶĎĕĎſƖīȒƐĕƆƐĶŕīǖëƱƆĕƶżşƆĕĎ Paul Bibby NSW Police minister David Elliott (Liberal) has stayed mute over a major inconsistency in the state’s roadside drug testing regime that emerged during a recent local court case. The police’s leading drugtest expert stated during the case that cannabis consumed via capsule cannot be detected through a roadside saliva test. Dr Judith Perl of the police’s Impaired Driving Research Unit made the admission while giving evidence in a Lismore Local Court case in which a woman pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of cannabis on the grounds of honest and reasonable mistake. When questioned about the effectiveness of the

police’s oral testing method in detecting different types of cannabis consumption, Dr Perl said: ‘if it is ingested it will disappear out of the oral fluid very rapidly, or if it is ingested in a capsule form it will not even be detected [at all]’. The magistrate, David Heilpern said this evidence had ‘obvious implications for the efficacy of the state’s drug driving regime’. ‘The uncontradicted evidence of Dr Perl is unequivocally that if you take THC orally by capsule or by suppository then it is not possible to have a level of THC detectable in oral fluid,’ Mr Heilpern said. ‘Whatever the raison d’être of this legislation, the only available conclusion from government’s own expert is that criminal liability depends on the mode of intake.

‘It is inconceivable that parliament intended that those who smoked, or ate a cookie, could be caught, and those who “shelved” or swallowed a capsule could not.’ Magistrate Heilpern said this also means that someone could be significantly affected by cannabis, but escape detection by police because they had taken a capsule, while a person who had smoked cannabis 24 hours earlier and was no longer affected, would face prosecution. NSW Police minister David Elliot refused to comment on the inconsistency when contacted by The Echo, instead passing the questions on to the NSW Police Media Unit. NSW Police also dodged The Echo’s questions, with a media unit manager saying only that ‘NSW Police will review this matter before

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Local News Fatal hit-andrun in Nimbin A woman is dead and a man is in hospital after a hit-and-run in Nimbin on Monday night. At about 7.10pm, a 62-yearold woman and a 63-year-old man were walking north along Cecil Street, Nimbin when they were struck by a northbound vehicle. The woman suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Her partner suffered serious injuries including a suspected broken leg and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital. The vehicle, described as a white 2004 model Subaru Forester, left the scene. The vehicle has sustained frontend damage and is missing the front grille. Lismore Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them or Crime Stoppers.

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Rural cabins targeted by acting Greens mayor Paul Bibby The practice of building rural cabins and farmstays in order to cash in on tourism in the Shire would be significantly restricted under a proposal to be voted on at this week’s Byron Council meeting. Acting mayor Michael Lyon (Greens) has proposed removing the ‘rural cabin’ provisions from the Local Environmental Plan 1988 and Local Environmental Plan 2014, and restricting the farmstay provisions in these policies. This would mean that cabins and farmstays could only be built in the Shire’s rural areas if they were small-scale structures and

operations associated with the ‘primary production and environmental conservation of the land’. In his written notice of motion, Cr Lyon said the increasingly popular practice of building rural cabins and farmstays had created a series of problems in the hinterland. ‘[It] has resulted in the further fragmentation of our valuable farmland, a rise in land-use conflict, visual impacts, and an increased demand on local services and infrastructure from visitor numbers to our hinterland and rural areas,’ Cr Lyon said. ‘Notably, these development types do not generate additional rates for or pay

contributions to Council.’ Cr Lyon said that under the two policies, a rural landowner could conceivably make a development application (DA) for a dwelling house, a secondary dwelling, a dual-occupancy dwelling, a farmstay and rural cabins on the same piece of land. This had the potential to enable 14-plus buildings for habitation or tourist use on a single holding. ‘Many farmstays and rural cabins are being listed as “short-term holiday lets” in their own right without a host and without any bona fide primary production being undertaken on the land,’ he said.

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Local News Railway Park work to start Construction on the $2.1 million upgrade of Byron’s Railway Park is expected to begin April 29, with Council staff saying ‘it will bring the area to life so that it can become a space the community is proud of’. Byron Shire Council’s general manager Mark Arnold said, ‘The upgrade will see Railway Park celebrated as a meeting place in Byron Bay, connecting the centre of town, the old railway station, the Visitors Centre and the bus interchange’. ‘This is exciting for Byron Bay because it is the first major project delivered from the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan,’ Mr Arnold said. The toilets, which are currently located at the southern entrance to Railway Park, will be relocated as part of the upgrade. Temporary toilets will be delivered to the site for public use while the permanent toilets are being relocated and reconnected, which is expected to take approximately four weeks. Council staff say they are working with NSW Family and Community Services, local stakeholders and specialist homelessness services

caseworkers to ‘develop supportive responses for the people currently sleeping in the park or living there during the day who will be displaced during the upgrade period’. Byron Masterplan Guidance Group chair Chris Hanley said, ‘This exciting project is the culmination of four years of hard work by all members of our community and Council. ‘It is important to recognise the work of mayor Simon Richardson, who deserves full credit for bringing the Byron Bay community together through the extensive masterplan process. ‘A huge thankyou to Council staff, the landscape architect for the project, Dan Plummer, and all members of the Byron Masterplan Guidance Group for getting the project to this point – this is a fantastic result for our community,’ Mr Hanley said. Council staff added the Railway Park upgrade is the first of the ‘rail precinct’ projects identified in the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan, which is aimed at encouraging a pedestrian-prioritised town centre.

MAYOR’S COLUMN By Acting Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon If you were to read local reporting in this paper recently, you could be forgiven for thinking that the decision to approve the current route for the Byron Bay bypass was unconsulted, without reason and without broad support. Nothing could be further from the truth. I want to thank all the community members who have given me letters and words of support over the last few weeks, including many local Greens members. Interestingly, there are two different groups speaking against this bypass. One is a very small minority who want no bypass at all but offer no feasible alternative solution to Byron’s traffic woes. The other group is a larger minority, who believe that it should go down the rail corridor. Nearly 10 years ago, a project reference group spent several months examining the options, and consulting on them, and advised the current route. The last Council, in office between 2012 and 2016, resolved in 2014 that the route would be as currently planned. This decision was based on advice that the rail corridor could not support multimodal transport and the State Government would not consider it. Further, unlike the Butler Street route, the land was not owned by Council, which raised other hurdles, including land acquisition costs and the need for an Act of Parliament to use the corridor. It also results in more loss of native vegetation than the current route, including from the same wetland, a fact often overlooked. There was an expert report prepared on all the options and it recommended the current route. This was all part of the public record and debated then, as it was when it came before the current Council in 2016. We affirmed that resolution for the same reasons, again it was all in the public record and there was plenty of consultation on this at the time before the decision was made. We have defended that decision in court, obtained all the necessary approvals and for our part, we as Green Councillors consulted our local group on our position before proceeding. We stand by our decision on this, believing it to be good for the town. This consistency of position has led to us receiving the long overdue funding from the State Government, a real win for this community. There is only one thing left to do.

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Kelly Slater helps out Irby family Andrew Crockett When eleven-times world surfing champion Kelly Slater dropped in to play 18 holes at Ocean Shores Country Club a few weeks earlier, little did he know it would lead to his helping a local family connected to the club. At that visit, Kelly was told of keen local golfer Peter Irby (1978–2018) and was asked if he would donate one of his surfboards for an auction to help Irby’s family, which he did. Peter Irby was one of the finest golfers at Ocean Shores and was generally an outstanding sportsman, keen surfer, devoted father of three, loving husband, son, and part of the fabric of this community. When he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in March 2018, the community rallied together. Last week, Kelly rocked up at the golf course accompanied by a camera crew, who were filming his final

The mood in the clubhouse was jovial, lots of laughs, as the club captain Mick Short offered Slater and his entourage a few rounds, which they took in on the new deck overlooking the ocean. Slater said ‘I love the course and look forward to playing again soon.’ Slater isn’t the only famous face to appear in Ocean Shores recently.

Peter Senior visit New Ocean Shores Country Club general manager Ian Wills with surfer Kelly Slater, who received an honorary membership thanks to his charitable support raising funds for the Irby family. Photo Dan Morgan. year on the pro surfing tour. Slater was also joined by three friends, including one of Australia’s best female amateur golfers, Rebecca Kay (Tweed Heads), who recently won the Karrie Webb scholarship. Kelly signed the board he rode at Margaret River a few weeks earlier, and we handed it over to the club.

Just having that surfboard enabled the club to get some other major sponsors and the auction went really well, raising a bunch of money for the Irby family. The golf club was so appreciative of Slater’s contributions that they offered him honorary membership, which he gratefully accepted.

Two weeks ago, golfing legend Peter Senior turned up to play the famed Blue Marker Challenge. Up against some seriously good young golfers, the 59-year-old Senior showed those kids a thing or two and won the event with a four under par 68, beating the field by four shots. Local professional Chris Graham, who partnered with Senior, said ‘The guy is Australian golfing royalty’. ‘He was so humble. For me, just playing a round with him was a real hoot!’

Brunswick Eco Village calls it quits An eco-village project slated for Saddle Road near the Brunswick Heads interchange and highway has been shelved. Around five years ago, landowner Kelvin Daly proposed to transfer some of his land ‘to the end users at a significant discount’ and established the Brunswick Eco Village (BEV). More recently, other surrounding landowners came on board and presented a planning proposal for the entire ridgeline to Council. While the urbanisation proposal included an affordable-housing component, it met with resistance from other neighbours. In a statement Daly said, ‘It is with great sadness

and regret that I inform you all that my wife Skai and I cannot sustain the BEV project any longer’. ‘Our bank has reached the threshold of funds that it is willing to lend us and we are unable to spend more borrowed money on a project with an unclear planning pathway and elusive timeline. The professional counsel given to us across the board is consistent in advising us not to proceed in the current circumstances’.

Training program A Village Development Program (VDP) also ran as part of BEV and provided training for 150 people wanting to live in an intentional community.

Daly said the VDP was ‘quite a feat for a new course and a testament to the work of the VDP and BEV project teams’. ‘Nearly 50 of those VDP participants went on to join the BEV Aspiring Resident Network. Those wishing to continue the journey that the residents’ network has started are planning to form an eco-village action group, Northern Rivers Eco-Village Network, a much needed initiative in this Shire. Any residual monies paid to be part of the Aspiring Resident Network will be offered back to those wishing to opt out. ‘BEV’s five-year journey has been rich in learnings and has inspired many people locally and

internationally. ‘We hope that variations of BEV will one day manifest up and down the east coast and provide a much-needed experience of community living.

BEV vision ‘The original BEV vision would have seen the land transferred to the end users at a significant discount. We will now need to consider an interim land steward, someone who can see the value of what has been co-created, can purchase the land, complete the planning process, and sell the land to the end users. I thank all those who followed our journey, celebrated our achievements, were inspired by the vision, and acted in good faith’.

Bundjalung heritage to light up The Quad in May A multi-sensory experience of Bundjalung language, history and story is planned for the Lismore Quadrangle (The Quad) in May by internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Craig Walsh. Dungarimba Wandarahn (Lismore Place of Learning) is a multimedia work created in collaboration with Southern Cross University’s Indigenous School Gnibi Wandarahn, and Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, Terranora.

The work is in response to the Lismore Quadrangle’s heritage-listed history as the original Lismore High School (now the Conservatorium of Music and Lismore Library). The work is inspired by the stories and recollections of a significant Bundjalung elder, Aunty Irene Harrington, and her experience of attending the high school in the 1950s while living on the mission in Lismore. Dungarimba Wandarahn

juxtaposes two cultures and ways of learning, Bundjalung and Western, highlighting the complexity experienced by a young Bundjalung woman living in Lismore at this time. Irene Harrington’s story is specific to the Lismore area but resonates with the experience of many Aboriginal people of her generation. Craig Walsh says, ‘The work takes the form of large-scale visual projections and audio installations

occupying both nature and architecture as a catalyst to explore two very different forms of education’. ‘The work celebrates the resilience and commitment of Aboriginal people to retain traditional culture and language. ‘It reclaims the Lismore Quadrangle as an historic “place of learning”, recognising the importance of cultural knowledge as essential to education’, he added.

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Library of STUFF launched! Mullum Cares is pleased to announce that its Library of STUFF is now operating alongside the Repair Cafe at the Byron Community College in Mullum. Co-organiser Sasha Mainsbridge says, ‘This is a community-owned library full of items other than books!’ ‘Families/individuals pay an annual membership (currently $40) then borrow items free for a week at a time. It’s about reducing waste and increasing access to good quality items that are used infrequently – because borrowing rather than buying is better for your hip pocket and the environment!’ To provide additional support to families with school-aged children,

Library of Stuff management committee Celine Massa, Vanessa Stewart, Lisa Joel, and Sasha Mainsbridge with some of what can be borrowed. Photo Jeff Dawson Mainsbridge says the library has stocked up on a great range of board games. And while they will be closed on Good Friday, the library will be open on Easter Saturday from 9 till

12pm and Tuesday April 23 from 10am till 2pm.

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‘The website showcases the range of items currently in stock including DIY items, waste-free catering products, and screen-free family fun stuff, including games and camping gear’, she says. ‘Significant funding from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal and Splendour in the Grass means the management committee is able to purchase items on the Wish List that aren’t donated within a few weeks.  ‘If very good quality secondhand options aren’t readily available, the commitment by the library team is to buy top quality locally’. Visit www.libraryofstuff. org.au and email libraryofstuffmullumbimby@gmail. com for more info.

Shearwater’s Wearable Arts invites works Fashion innovators and wearable art enthusiasts are invited to contribute to the nineteenth Wearable Arts performance event, to be held at Mullumbimby’s Shearwater Steiner school from November 6 till 9.

The Wearable Arts Vision in Education (WAVE) event offers a prize pool of more than $8,000 and is across five design sections. Garments can be sewn, riveted, welded, glued, painted, collaged, knitted,

woven, built and assembled from metal, leather, rubber, natural fibres, industrial waste, and recycled objects. Organisers say the entries will then be incorporated into a highly professional choreographed production,

which will take place in the Shearwater hall in November. Entry forms must be received by October 16 and closing date for costume entries is October 21. Visit www.shearwaterperformingarts.com for more info.

Mindfulness, as Buddha described, April 27, 28 Paul Bibby It’s hard to think of a more overused-term in contemporary Western society than ‘mindfulness’. Tossed around by everyone from leadership coaches to interior designers, the term has become an amorphous mess that seems to cover everything from concentration to compassion. But what does the practice of ‘mindfulness’ actually involve, and how do we integrate it into our lives in a meaningful way? One man more qualified than most to explore these questions is Patrick Kearney, a mindfulness teacher with nearly 40 years’ experience who has studied the original Buddhist texts that brought the concept of mindfulness into the world. ‘Mindfulness has become incredibly fashionable – it’s in the process of conquering the world,’ Mr Kearney said during a retreat in the Blue Mountains last year. ‘It’s been scientifically studied and is generally regarded as a Good Thing.

And in the contemporary social scientific context it is, in my personal opinion, grossly misunderstood.’ In a two-day workshop at Temple Byron on April 27 and 28, Mr Kearney will introduce the basic concepts of mindfulness as described by the Buddha, and guide participants through a series of meditations and other exercises designed to help us apply mindfulness to everyday life. He says the teaching is not concerned with religion or any dogmatic beliefs, but represents the Buddha’s approach to living a fully flourishing human life. Co-founder of the Byron Meditation Collective, Greg Owens, describes the workshop as ‘a chance to wake up’. The workshop is suitable for experienced and beginning meditation practitioners. Tickets include morning and afternoon tea and are available at the Facebook event Two Days of Mindfulness with Patrick Kearney or contact Greg Owens at geowens2481@gmail.com or on 0431 747 764.

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Local News Activist Dr Adam Broinowski speaks April 24 at pub politics The next Politics in the Pub speaker is writer, theatremaker, and environmental activist Dr Adam Broinowski, who will appear on Wednesday April 24 from 6.30pm at Mullumbimby Court House Hotel. Organisers say, ‘At this moment of shifting world order, as the atomic clock returns to two minutes to midnight (the first time since 1953), the nuclear superpowers have withdrawn from a key nuclear arms treaty and the United States has committed to a $US1.5 trillion upgrade to its nuclear arsenal. ‘One can be forgiven for a sense of déjà vu. Unlike the 1950s, however, we’re faced with the risk of full-scale nuclear war, and mass extinctions resulting from anthropogenic climate change’.

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Dr Adam Broinowski developed in the US empire. He suggests that by reducing demand for, and consumption of, oil we may also reduce one of the major sources of military conflict. Broinowski also argues that by reducing the centrality of oil in our global economy and its accompanying securitisation, we can address the problems affecting billions of people on the planet posed by global warming. The title of Dr Broinowski’s presentation is Despair is not a solution: the relevance of geopolitics for climate activism.

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Biobanking – what do the Hans Lovejoy With plans continuing to unfold over the Byron bypass project, one of the main components that will allow it to occur is called biobanking, whereby native flora and fauna earmarked for removal/destruction are compensated for with likefor-like elsewhere. Does it ensure environmental safeguards against biodiversity loss – and is the process with the bypass transparent so far?

Josh Holland, Kate Lee-Winton, Elliot Farrell, Jasmin Sezer, and Luka’s sister Larita with Caitlin Feldman from the Cancer Council and dad Ben Munroe. Photo Jeff Dawson Aslan Shand Five-year-old local boy Luka Monroe is undergoing treatment for a massive tumour (the size of a small orange) that was found growing in his kidney in February and his school is right behind him. As chemotherapy treatments impact on the immune system and increase the risk of infection, Luka is living at a special apartment near the QLD Children’s Hospital in Brisbane with his mother Usa for the nine months of treatment.

A silent disco was the way his school decided to raise money to support Luka and his family. Though according to those listening, it was anything but silent, as the kids in headphones sang and called out to each other loudly. The $2,000 raised was split between the school and Luka’s family 50/50. ‘The school is going to buy musical instruments, which is great because Luka loves music,’ said dad Ben happily. Ben and Usa decided to split the $1,000 raised for Luka 60/40, donating $600 to

the Cancer Council office in Byron Bay. ‘They provided us with support and I didn’t understand just how many families and individuals are affected by cancer. My heart goes out to people and that’s why we gave the money to the Cancer Council,’ Ben explained. ‘Luka is doing really well. He is an inspiration to his mother and me. The tumour is now one third of the size it was when diagnosed’. A GoFundMe page can be found at www.gofundme. com/j9u4x-ride-4-luka.

Ecologist’s concern Local ecologist David Milledge has raised concerns with Byron’s bypass project with regard to the biobanking component, yet makes the point he has not been able to access all the relevant information, ‘as it’s not available on the Council website’. Within his assessment, he says an area of indirect impact of the proposal, ‘calculated as a 5m-wide strip either side of the bypass footprint appears manifestly inadequate’. ‘This is because the adverse effects of noise, dust, light spill, sedimentation, pollution including eutrophication, and invasive plants and animals, both

during and after the construction phase are likely to extend to a distance of at least 30m or more from the bypass footprint. This additional area should have been considered in the generation of biodiversity credits. ‘The bypass construction footprint appears to contain a number of hollow-bearing trees that will be removed for construction but there appears to be no explanation of how their loss will be offset. ‘There are also a number of threatened species in addition to Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail, Black Bittern, Pale-vented Bush-hen and Common Planigale which will lose habitat as a result of the bypass construction but that do not appear to have been considered in the generation of biodiversity credits. These comprise the White-eared Monarch, Grey-headed Flying-fox, Eastern Blossom-bat, Eastern Long-eared Bat, and Greater Broad-nosed Bat’. ‘This additional loss compounds the impact of the destruction of habitat already permitted of four other threatened species going under the bulldozer. ‘Although the BioBanking principle of following the “avoid, minimise, and mitigate” hierarchy is claimed

to have been followed, it is not clear why the alignment of the southern section of the bypass was not moved to the east (to border existing development) to avoid fragmenting and isolating an apparently high-value stand of Paperbark forest in the northeastern corner of the SEPP wetlands. Milledge added, ‘The destruction of the habitat of these threatened fauna species should not have been allowed to be compensated for by “protecting” areas of habitat already protected under State legislation (SEPP 14 Wetlands). ‘This makes a mockery of the underlying premise of biobanking, the “improve and maintain standard”.’

L&E Court judge Additionally, NSW Land and Environment Court chief judge Brian J Preston SC appears somewhat sceptical of ripping into native bushland and plonking it elsewhere. He penned Biodiversity Offsets: Adequacy and Efficacy in Theory and Practice for an Indonesian conference in 2015. In it he says, ‘It is important to remember that compensation through

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I sat down to write a letter to the Earth. I was at The Blue House on Argyle Street, Mullumbimby, the Australian venue for Letters to the Earth – a Cultural Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. On April 12, venues across the world, including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, invited people to creatively respond to the ecological challenges facing humanity. I wanted to offer something beautiful and inspiring. But all I can feel is grief – a bewildering and despairing grief. It suffocates the voice in my throat, and with it the feeling that I can do anything at all. Everything I love is dying. Entire species are being written out of our history books. I’m shepherding my children into a future of famine, misery, and war. How else do I respond to that? For three years now, I’ve been part of Renewfest,

Thomas Keily and Ella Rose Goninan from Renew Fest gather for Letters To the Earth, at Society Beta’s Sculpted exhibition, beside an installation by Jess Poulsen. Photo Luke Jaaniste a festival dedicated to ecological, economic, and social renewal. It has been a wonderful showcase of positive, life-affirming action in the face of a climate catastrophe. We have always wanted Renew Fest’s message to be inspiring and uplifting. But more and more, we are wishing to explore and harness the dimension of grief (last year we began posing questions of our grief response in our festival ‘round panels’). But this isn’t a downer. It’s

the path to unlocking stronger and deeper inspiration. This year, we have invited Canadian author Stephen Jenkinson, a grief-walker and expert on elderhood, to precede a special 36-hour Vigil For Grief. There are two sessions set to stimulate and challenge us all. The entire Mothers Day weekend series of events aims to create a space where our individual and collective grief can be integrated with our desire to fight and defend the things we love.

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Rudimentary bypass plans for Butler Street and wetlands from the southern end are available on Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. Councillors will vote whether to appoint a tender on Thursday. biodiversity offsetting is a mechanism of last resort. Compensatory mitigation must not be used as a method to reduce environmental impacts to make a potentially avoidable project appear more acceptableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Concluding the 43-page report, Preston writes, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Biodiversity offsets areâ&#x20AC;Ś not the first strategy to be used to manage adverse impacts of development on biodiversity or a quick and cheap means to secure approvalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;They are demanding and often costly. They should be used as the last resort. However, viewed correctly and designed and implemented properly, they can

be a valuable mechanism to address biodiversity lossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

Greens unsupportive Greens MP Tamara Smith, former Greens MLC Ian Cohen and former Greens councillors Duncan Day and Tom Tabart are unsupportive of the bypass. So too is former Greens mayor and NSW MLC Jan Barham. Barham told The Echo, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Despite a long-term opposition to the Byron bypass, like many I believed that it would never be built owing to the poor return on investmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The state government funding has hastened the

proposal toward reality, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unknown why the elected body appears not to have taken control of the tender and required assurances that all necessary highest standards for management are in place, prior to the tender being issued. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I requested clarity on the general managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delegation to issue the tender, but my questions have not received responses. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I did review the last few yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; agendas and found that this is now the way Council is done.   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Council has taken on Biobanking and offsetting for the bypass, but a review of the reports and consent

reveals the assessments and future compliance deficient. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It appears that not enough offsets have been attributed or the necessary guarantees for the delivery of a meaningful offset [given].  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The sites that have been identified as offsets are already protected and this raises doubt regarding the integrity of biobanking, particularly in Byron Shire.   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I believe this is a breach of the social licence with the community, who expect and deserve the highest standard of protection and enhancement for biodiversity. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A calculation of the carbon impact of this proposal also appears to have been overlooked. Byron Shire Council presents a Zero Emissions Byron plan, but does not appear to have factored in its own contribution to emissions from infrastructure works, including the Byron bypass; this is another failing of the bypass projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

Acting mayor dismisses former mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns The Greens-led Council under acting mayor Michael Lyon has dismissed Barhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns.

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vigil For Grief planned for May 11, 12 Stephen Jenkinson has described grief as the human angel in this world. And said that our ability to grieve is directly related to our ability to be part of a story bigger than any one of us. Walking through the current sculpture exhibition at The Blue House, a sensual medley of stone, burnt

timber, and woven fibre, gallery director Kelly Reiffer reflects, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Artists create in response to their environment. But it is just as true to say that art is Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative response to us. It is Earth moving through us.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I really want that to be true. I want my grief to be the earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grief for the things we love together. And I want

my desire to fight to be the earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to fight for the things we love together. And I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to feel alone in this grief any more. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why this year at Renewfest we are making spaces to do this collectively. The Sculpted exhibition at The Blue House, 1 Argyle St Mullum, runs through until April 20, Thursday till

Saturday, from 11am till 5pm. Renew Festâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vigil For Grief takes place at the Fig Tree Grove in Mullumbimby Showground, Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12. Stephen Jenkinson presents two sessions, Friday evening May 10 and Saturday morning May 11. See www.renewfest.org.au for more details.

The Echo asked, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There appears little interest in preserving or enhancing the ecological credentials of the Shire from this current Council majority. Have you plans to address this?

tender process, which will be reported to councillors for decision over the next two meetings. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I have given Jan answers on some of her questions, at short notice, but I have not had the time to clarify the remainder for her but will in due course. While I agree biobanking as a scheme is very flawed, it is the mechanism in place that we are required to use as per the legislation.I would love to see that legislation changedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

Flawed scheme He replied, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Things have changed a bit since Jan was mayor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the traffic certainly has and not for the betterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I am satisfied with the way the bypass is being handled, including the

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Byron Shire Council Notices COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS

PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

DEVELOPMENT CONSENTS

Council Administration Centre 70 Station Street, Mullumbimby Opening hours 8.30am to 4.30pm Phone 02 6626 7000 Email council@byron.nsw.gov.au Website www.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:

submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au

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.

BALLINA SHIRE COUNCIL, BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL AND RICHMOND VALLEY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE TENDER FOR PROCESSING OF CO-MINGLED RECYCLABLES REQUEST FOR TENDER NO: 2019-0009 Description: Byron Shire Council (Council) invites tenders on behalf of the participating Councils for a contract to receive, sort, process, recover and dispose of Co-mingled recyclables and associated waste. Details of the proposed contract and the assessment criteria requirements are set out in the Request for Tender documentation referred to below. Obtaining Documentation: Request for Tender documents may be obtained by contacting Tenderlink at www.tenderlink.com/byron/. If you experience difficulties accessing the website, please call the Tenderlink helpdesk on 1800 233 533. Contact: For further details please contact Lloyd Isaacson at lloyd.isaacson@byron.nsw.gov.au. Deadline: Tenders close at 2.00pm on 20 May 2019 Invitation: Council invites any person willing to fulfil the requirements of the proposed contract to submit a tender to Council by the deadline specified in this advertisement and in accordance with the Tender Documents referred to above. Please note: The canvassing of Councillors or Council staff in relation to this tender will disqualify tenders from the tender process.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION DRAFT FRAUD AND CORRUPTION CONTROL POLICY The Draft Fraud and Corruption Control Policy is on exhibition for a period of 28 days and is available on Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Public-Notice.

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 Council’s 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.

For information on making a submission, and where to address it, refer to the “Make a submission” section of Council’s weekly advertising.

PUBLIC NOTICE CLOSURE FOR EASTER AND ANZAC DAY Our Mullumbimby office, Bayshore Drive Depot and Resource Recovery Centre will be closed for the Easter and Anzac Day 2019 public holidays. We’ll close on the following days: • Friday 19 April 2019 for Good Friday • Monday 22 April 2019 for Easter Monday • Thursday 25 April 2019 for Anzac Day. Our Resource Recovery Centre will be open on: • Saturday 20 April from 8.30am to 11.30am • Sunday 21 April from 8.30am to 11.30am Need urgent Council assistance? Call 02 6622 7022.

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APPLICATIONS APPROVED 10.2018.613.1 – BYRON BAY, 9 Beachcomber Drive Front Boundary Fence Maximum 2.1 Metres High

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.

10.2018.573.1 – MULLUMBIMBY, 12 Davidson Place Dwelling House, Secondary Dwelling and Garage

Please quote the development application and property description when making a submission.

10.2017.666.1 – SUFFOLK PARK, 94-106 Broken Head Road Subdivision to Create Four (4) Lots

EXHIBITION CLOSES 1 MAY 2019 10.2019.146.1 – Suffolk Park, 49 Bottlebrush Crescent (Lot 126 DP 1121466) Planners North, Alterations and Additions to Existing Child Care Centre including Increase in Enrolment Numbers to Fifty (50) Children and Tree Removal

EXHIBITION CLOSES 8 MAY 2019 10.2019.146.1 – Suffolk Park, 49 Bottlebrush Crescent (Lot 126 DP 1121466) Planners North, Alterations and Additions to Existing Child Care Centre including Increase in Enrolment Numbers to Fifty (50) Children and Tree Removal 10.2019.158.1 – Brunswick Heads, 219 The Saddle Road & 21 Tandys Lane (Lot 4 DP 810118, Lot 1 DP 1172674) Mr M O’Reilly, Agricultural Produce Industry including Use of Existing Wind Turbine and Ancillary Rural Infrastructure and Road Side Stall 10.2019.154.1 – Byron Bay, 96-100 Centennial Circuit (Lot 59 DP 835249) Joe Davidson Town Planning, Temporary Use of Part of the Site for an Annual One Day Event over Three (3) Consecutive Years (Festival of The Stone) 10.2019.161.1 – Bangalow, 23 Lismore Road and 59 Lismore Road (Lot A DP 376877, LOT 2 DP 1214341) Lismore Venture Pty Ltd, Multi Dwelling Housing Comprising of Seventeen (17) Dwellings 10.2019.162.1 – Brunswick Heads, 36-38 South Beach Road (Lot 247 DP 755692) Bemor Pty Ltd, Multi Dwelling Housing Comprising of Four (4) Dwellings

PROPOSED LICENCE PART LOT 444 SECTION 28 DP 758207 Council is proposing to license part Lot 444 Section 28 DP 758207, 35 Carlyle Street Byron Bay, known as the Byron Community Cabin, for a period of one (1) year to the Byron Bay Community Association for the purpose of a community hall. In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993 interested parties are invited to make submissions about this proposal within 28 days. Submissions should be in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby 2482 or sent by email to submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au. Emailed submissions to this address only will be acknowledged.

10.2019.63.1 – EWINGSDALE, 3 Scenic Vista Dwelling House 10.2019.9.1 – MYOCUM, 271 The Manse Road Studio

10.2018.577.1 – NASHUA, 179 Scarrabelottis Road Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwelling House, Tourist and Visitor Accommodation Comprising Three (3) Cabins and Ancillary Structures (Stables and Feed Store) 10.2018.509.1 – SUFFOLK PARK, 5 Tea Tree Court New Dwelling to Create Dual Occupancy (Detached) 10.2019.98.1 – MULLUMBIMBY, 20 Morrison Avenue Secondary Dwelling and Relocation of Shed including Alterations and Additions 10.2018.623.1 – MULLUMBIMBY, 26 Left Bank Road Secondary Dwelling 10.2018.580.1 – TYAGARAH, 1 McInnes Lane Alterations and Additions to create Dual Occupancy (Detached) 10.2019.96.1 – MULLUMBIMBY, 52 Ann Street Carport 10.2019.122.1 – SUFFOLK PARK, 20 Beech Drive Carport 10.2018.572.1 – MULLUMBIMBY, 10 Davidson Place Secondary Dwelling and Garage 10.2018.475.1 – BANGALOW, 72 Parrot Tree Place Use of Existing Deck 10.2018.182.3 – EWINGSDALE, 17 Whipbird Place S4.55 to Relocate and Decrease Height of Primary Dwelling 10.2018.31.2 – BYRON BAY, 41 Ruskin Street S4.55 to Change Carport to Garage 10.2018.290.2 – SUFFOLK PARK, 1/40 Corkwood Crescent S4.55 to Add Deck and Change Window to Door

APPLICATIONS REFUSED 10.2018.552.1 – OCEAN SHORES, 11 Warrambool Road Multi Dwelling Housing Consisting of Nine (9) Dwellings, Torrens and Strata Title Subdivision and Tree Removal over Multiple Stages

APPLICATIONS DEFERRED 10.2018.474.1 – UPPER WILSONS CREEK, 443 Upper Wilsons Creek Road Use of Dwelling House, New Alterations and Additions and Retaining Walls 10.2019.35.1 – MULLUMBIMBY, 8 Cassia Court Use of Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwelling House and New Swimming Pool 10.2018.583.1 – OCEAN SHORES, 26 Banool Circuit Use of Approved Garage as Secondary Dwelling, and New Carport and Studio

Submissions open: 10 April 2019

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES PROGRAM (SECTION 356)

Submissions close: 8 May 2019

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Enquiries: Paula Telford Leasing Coordinator 02 6626 7300 All submissions will be made public in accordance with schedule 1 clause 4(i) of the GIPA 2009 Regulations as applicable including both the substance of the submission and the identity of the author. For further assistance contact the Records Team on 02 6626 7113.

Submissions close: 15 May 2019 Enquiries: Mila Jones 02 6626 7290

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.

LEASE OF PART LOT 3 DP 706286 Council is proposing to lease office and storage space in the Cavanbah Centre being Lot 3 DP 706286, 249 Ewingsdale Road Byron Bay, to AFL Queensland for a term of five (5) years. In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993 interested parties are invited to make submissions about this proposal within 28 days. Submissions should be in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby 2482 or sent by email to submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au. Emailed submissions to this address only will be acknowledged.

Council’s Community Initiatives Program aims to improve community wellbeing and quality of life for Byron Shire residents. Council invite applications for community driven initiatives that address a specific community need which builds a sense of community, and aligns with Council’s goals. Guidelines, including the assessment criteria, and an application form can be downloaded from Council’s website at www.byron.nsw. gov.au/Community/Supporting-communities/Funding-opportunities Applicants need to: • read the guidelines to understand if their organisation and project are eligible for funding; • show a matching contribution to the proposed project as outlined in the guidelines; • complete an application form on the template provided.

Submissions Open: 11 April 2019

To assist applicants in developing their application, a Funding Workshop will be held in Mullumbimby from 5 – 7pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019. It is strongly recommended that potential applicants attend this workshop. To RSVP for the workshop, please email events@byron.nsw.gov.au.

Submissions Close: 9 May 2019

Applications close: 4.00pm Friday 10 May 2019

Enquiries: Paula Telford Leasing Coordinator 02 6626 7300

Enquiries: Joanne McMurtry 02 6626 7316 or joanne.mcmurtry@byron.nsw.gov.au

All submissions will be made public in accordance with schedule 1 clause 4(i) of the GIPA 2009 Regulations as applicable including both the substance of the submission and the identity of the author. For further assistance contact the Records Team on 02 6626 7113.

Please note: The canvassing of Councillors or Council staff in relation to this funding program will automatically result in disqualification of offending applicants.

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Local News Bangalow residents face massive Â&#x201D;ĂŤĹżĆ?ơĆ?Ĺ&#x;Ĺ?ĂŤĆ&#x2013;Ĺ&#x2022;Ä&#x2C6;IJEĹżÄ&#x2022;Ä&#x2022;Ĺ&#x2022;Ć&#x2020;şÍſĆ?ơĹ?ĂŤĆ&#x2013;Ĺ&#x2022;Ä&#x2C6;IJ Č&#x203A;ĂŤÇ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x;ĹżÄ&#x17D;ĂŤÄ&#x2021;Ĺ?Ä&#x2022;IJĹ&#x;Ć&#x2013;Ć&#x2020;ÄśĹ&#x2022;ÄŤČ&#x153;' Developer Duncan Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;affordable housingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; proposal has again alarmed its immediate neighbours, with Bangalow residents on Lismore Road facing a dramatic increase in housing density. Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company Kollective propose seventeen multi-dwellings on Lismore Road, comprising eight twobedroom dwellings (93sqm each), four one-bedroom dwellings (52sqm each) and five studios (32sqm each). DA 10.2019.161.1 is currently on public exhibition until May 8. Neighbour Isobel Sinclair told The Echo she is retired and has lived in the area nearly 30 years. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I am devastated,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she said, and referred to the Kollectiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s similar controversial affordable housing project on Mullumbimbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stuart Street. Sinclair says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Clearly, the Mullumbimby project was ultimately not â&#x20AC;&#x153;affordableâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was just another money grab and run!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; A similar Kollective project is slated for Argyle Street and is now before the Land and Environment Court. At a project cost of just under $3m, the vacant block at 23 and 59 Lismore Road is a former Telstra depot, and a Telstra easement remains in the eastern corner of the front of the site. The total site area is 2,330sqm and the proposed floor space is 1,112m2 gross. No communal open space has been provided, with the applicantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consultants saying in the DA, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A communal space has not been provided as it is not considered appropriate in this type and size of developmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The DA is justified with quotes from the Byron Shire Preliminary Draft Residential



 

     

  

  

Strategy (August 2016) which â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;suggest the multi-dwelling development proposal should be determined favourablyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Fourteen car spaces and 24 bicycle spaces are proposed. The traffic report states, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Car parking will be provided to the terrace houses but not to the row houses or studio housesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Vehicular circulation and parking appears also very tight; however, the applicant claims it complies with Council polices. No Construction Management Plan (CMP) is provided, which outlines construction timelines and how waste would be managed, for example.

Non-compliance Remarkably the DAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authors claim 40 per cent of the 17 dwellings would not receive required solar access, as prescribed by Council policy. A â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;minor non-complianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; over site and solar access requirements is stated. Additionally the driveways were â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;not positioned to be a buffer between new and existing adjacent dwellingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which is described under â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;infill design complianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requirements. No explanation of why was offered. As for setbacks from neighbours, the applicant

argues that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;1,500â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3,000mm side setbacks to the upper and lower levels of the building remove the need for upper floors to be set backâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. According to the developer, the Telstra easement places limitations on the site to minimise negative impacts on neighbours, and has prevented a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;private open space in front setbacksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

Ç&#x201D;Ĺ&#x;ĹżÄ&#x17D;ĂŤÄ&#x2021;Ĺ?Ä&#x2022;IJĹ&#x;Ć&#x2013;Ć&#x2020;ÄśĹ&#x2022;ÄŤ The large DA is being lodged as an affordable housing project under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009. The requirement for affordable housing is just 30 per cent of the floor space and has a ten-year sunset clause. Yet Council can apply a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;local characterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; test, which â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;requires that a consent authority consider whether such developments are compatible with the character of the local area before granting consentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The applicantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consultants claim the dwellings, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;will provide permanent affordable housing for singles and couples on moderate incomes living and working in the Byron Shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Kollective does not permit its tenants to sublet via Airbnb or similar holidaylet platformsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, they say.

Acting Greens mayor Michael Lyon launched his election campaign for the federal seat of Richmond last weekend at the Brunswick Picture House. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pictured with Indiana Wells, Uta Wright and Julie Beesley. Cr Lyon is up against long-time incumbent Justine Elliot (Labor), who has held the seat since 2004, along with Tweed-based Hungry Jacks operator Matthew Fraser, who is again the Nationals candidate. At the launch, Cr Lyon was also joined by MC Mandy Nolan, activist and academic Aidan Ricketts, Greens federal senator Mehreen Faruqi, and Melbourne band The Safety Word. Photo Jeff â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yellow And Blue Makeâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dawson

Labor pledges new radiation therapy centre Paul Bibby Labor has pledged to build a new radiation therapy centre in the Northern Rivers if it is elected at the upcoming federal election. The announcement was made by opposition Health spokesperson Catherine King

during a visit to Ballina with Labor leader Bill Shorten last Wednesday. It was part of Laborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multi-billion-dollar package to improve cancer treatment and reduce the incidence of the disease across the country. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;One of the initiatives is 13 radiation therapy centres

across the community, one of which will be located in far north NSW and one in Grafton,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ms King said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We know that only one in three people who are recommended for radiation therapy actually get access, whereas in comparable countries, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one in twoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

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Person of interest: Knitting Nanna and protector Jally Leading up to the April 21 Stop Adani convoy rally to be held at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds, The Echo profiles another activist who has made a stand against Adani. Meet Knitting Nanna Jally, aka Jill Hawthorn. She’s part of the Nanna movement that is giving fossil-fuel corporations public-relations complications via their Nannafestos and sit-ins, which have been regular at MPs’ offices as well as Parliament House. Jally is one of the activists joining the Stop Adani convoy on April 21 as it stops briefly en route to where the Adani proposal is located in central QLD. The convoy is expected to arrive for 2pm and depart at 3pm at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds.  Jally says her mantra on her way on the Adani Convoy will be ‘Knit one, Purl one, Cast Off Fossil Fuels – specifically Adani’. 

Nannafesto ‘I’ve been involved in environmental activism through Knitting Nannas Against Gas since it started nearly seven years ago,’ she says.

Nanna Jally delivers a letter to a pollie. Photo Louise Somerville ‘Our Nannafesto begins: “We peacefully and productively protest against the destruction of our land, air and water by corporations and/or individuals who seek to profit and personally gain from the short-sighted and greedy plunder of our natural resources”. ‘That’s why I’m going on the Adani Convoy. ‘As a Nanna, I was active in the Bentley Blockade

and the anti-gas protests at Gloucester and The Pilliga. ‘More recently, Nannas from all over NSW gathered in Sydney to draw attention to our water crisis by having a “soft lock-on” by fastening our sashes to the fence of Parliament House while knitting, singing, and talking with politicians. ‘During the nineties, I was involved in forest actions mainly in Whian Whian State

A Party for Arty – Bangalow April 28 Paul Bibby It’s fair to say that resting is not exactly Arterium Angledal’s favourite pastime. The local photographer is known for diving head-first into life, whether it be work, play or a colourful combination of the two. So when doctors diagnosed the Bangalow resident with a serious health condition and said he had to take it easy for a while, he was somewhat reluctant to take

the advice. ‘He’s really not very good at it,’ Arterium’s sister Linda says with a chuckle. ‘But, seriously, the biggest obstacle to resting is financial. He still has to pay the bills, which isn’t particularly conducive to resting.’ To help give Arterium the time and space he needs to heal, Linda has organised a fundraiser in Bangalow on April 28. The event will feature sets from some of the Shire’s most popular musicians,

including Si Mullumby, Shai Shriki, Dan Hannaford, and Kate Leopold. There will also be delicious food for sale, and a silent auction of works by fellow local photographer Paul Hunt. ‘The intention is to celebrate all the things that my brother loves – music, art, fashion, and just to make it really fun,’ Linda says. The exact event location in Bangalow is provided once a ticket is purchased, which can be done at www.trybooking.com/BBUIF.

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the go-ahead to Adani’s water-guzzling mine, I was shocked. We are enduring a terrible drought and our government just gave permission to use water to wash coal to send overseas that will create a climate with more droughts. It doesn’t make sense to me – it feels like this type of politics is not rational thought. ‘As for the bigger picture of transitioning from fossil fuels: we can all take small steps in our daily life. Use fewer petrochemical plastics, think of alternatives to how and why we travel. ‘Being more conscious of how and where we spend our money and who benefits from our decisions is also important. For me, nurturing a garden of veges and flowers helps me to remember that all things are connected in this big ecosystem. By getting my hands dirty, I become a protector, not a protester’.

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Plausible deniability? Welcome to election 2019 The Byron Shire Echo Volume 33 #45 • April 17, 2019

Farmers Market asked to pay for their own move The estimated six-month relocation of one of the two markets held at the Butler Street Reserve is up for councillor debate and a vote this Thursday. The Byron Farmers Market is the first cab off the rank – the monthly Byron Community Market, also held at the same location, is yet to be negotiated to an as-yet-undetermined location. We are told both markets need to move to accommodate the impending Butler Street bypass construction. It’s probably to the surprise of no-one connected to this longrunning saga that Council staff propose the weekly Byron Farmers Market move to the Cavanbah Centre for the construction duration. An extensive staff report on the history, options, and possible cost are all outlined in the April 18, 2019 agenda – so what does it say? At stake is how much Council (and the state government) will pay for this move, versus what the markets will pay for their inconvenience. Should that cost be borne 100 per cent by Council and the state government, given this wasn’t what the markets wanted? Staff write in their report, ‘…Of the $127,789 identified in costs to temporarily relocate the Byron Farmers Market from Butler Street Reserve, it is recommended that Council provide support to the value of $69,969, noting that 79 per cent of this cost ($55,555) is towards the improvement of a Council asset (the Cavanbah Centre)’. In other words, staff suggest not paying all the market costs, but want to spend the full $55,555 to increase ‘the ability of the Cavanbah Centre to attract complementary markets and events in future’. It’s unclear where this directive came from, and whether the public support that. Previously the markets rejected this idea, yet that wasn’t included in the report. Given staff say the Cavanbah Centre is considered a ‘financially constrained facility’, attracting ‘complementary markets and events to this site could improve the facility’s bottom line’. So what do farmers market managers think? Within the staff report, Byron Farmers Market organisers say, ‘Moving from our well-established location after such a long time will have a negative impact on the market itself, as well as our individual local farming families. As such, we are seeking financial support from Council regarding the relocation in an effort to reduce the negative impacts of the move as much as possible and to ensure our market and its farmers remain viable, both in the immediate and long-term future.’ Staff write that apart from additional infrastructure/logistics request from managers of $13,200, assistance with advertising and promotion costs is requested, totalling $49,620. Instead, the staff recommendation is to provide $9,414 in administrative support and, ‘It is recommended that of the $62,820 requested by the Byron Farmers Market in additional infrastructure and promotional support, $5,000 in additional funds be offered towards relocation.’ Sound fair? Given there are many unknowns when moving two long-running markets, councillors will hopefully step in and provide much-needed clear guidance and compassionate leadership. That would make a great change from what has previously occurred. Thursday’s meeting in the Mullum chambers kicks off at 9am. Hans Lovejoy, editor

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he pricktease is over. The final jobs for the boys and girls have been squared away, the pointless tit-for-tat over taxpayer advertising and who is closer to the Chinese have been shelved, and Melissa Price has obediently signed off on Adani, as ordered by the Queensland Nats. Even the hysterical nonsense attacking electric cars has abated in the face of facts even Josh Frydenberg was forced to acknowledge. ScoMo has finally stopped playing funny buggers and called the election. Or, if you want to be cynical about it, he has kicked off five weeks of playing funny buggers, slogans, scares, and improbable promises in the hope of hanging on to power. And as he tells it, it is all about me and all about him – a brutal personal contest between Scott Morrison, the reliable deliverer of a stronger economy, and Bill Shorten, the untrustworthy wrecker of a weaker one. But of course it isn’t as simple as that; as more than 50 Newspolls attest, there will be a lot of marketing to do before our beleaguered leader can even catch sight of the finishing line. When the last Newspoll provided a boost, optimistic Liberals said that the summit could now be glimpsed, that they were near enough if good enough, that they were back in the race. But the poll still left the coalition a bad loser and other polling suggests that it is even worse than that. And while the polls may be variable and volatile, there is one set of figures that has not changed and will not until May 18: the current state of the parties. So bear with me while we crunch a few numbers. In the just prorogued 150-seat House of Representatives the coalition held 74 seats to Labor’s 69, with the remaining seven crossbenchers. But in the election to come there has been a redistribution: two coalition seats – Dunkley and Corangamite, both in Victoria – have become notionally Labor and the new seat of Bean in the ACT is also expected to go Labor’s way. So in the new 151-seat house the starting point is coalition 72, Labor 72. The Libs hope to pick up two of the independents, the retiring Cathy McGowan in Indi and Kerryn Phelps in Wentworth, which would bring them back to 74. And they hope to win seats from Labor in New South Wales in particular, and possibly in Queensland.

Realistically, they might hope for two, which would push them over the line for majority government. But let’s be generous and throw in another three wildcards: coalition 79, Labor 67, crossbench five. On that basis Labor needs nine seats for victory, and on current indications should get there comfortably. But it will not be what Morrison might call a canter; while Shorten is clearly the favourite, he cannot make too many mistakes in the actual campaign – the awful example of Michael Daley in New South Wales will be constantly in his mind.

The right-wing media can’t wait, predicting a brutal and divisive personal campaign – just what it had urged for months. Mungo MacCallum And Morrison has at least two things going for him. The most obvious is the Murdoch media, which have given up any pretence of being news organisations and will be devoted fulltime to pushing out anti-Labor propaganda. And the second is the punters’ longstanding lack of enthusiasm for Shorten, which is why Morrison is going to make his key message a negative one about the opposition leader. The right-wing media can’t wait, predicting a brutal and divisive personal campaign – just what it had urged for months. Morrison immediately released Treasury modelling on Labor’s proposals to claim that Labor’s ‘tax hike’ would be $387 billion, which Josh Frydenberg claimed would be a decrease in income of $5,400 a year for every Australian. Actually very few Australians will lose anything like that, and most won’t lose at all – Labor’s closing of the rorts and loopholes is targeted almost exclusively at the rich, who (a) can afford it and (b) vote Liberal. And in any case, what was Treasury doing costing Labor’s policies in the first place? Treasury boss Phil Gaetjens responded indignantly that Treasury had not costed Labor’s proposals and never would, which made it sound as if he was calling his prime minister a liar.

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But not really; Morrison had not asked for Labor’s proposals, but for purely hypothetical proposals that just happened to coincide with his version of what Shorten had been saying, and of course Gaetjens obediently complied. This is known as the doctrine of plausible deniability. That’s $387 billion over ten years, admittedly, but it still sounded a lot. The problem was that most of it – $230 billion – was for Morrison’s own pie-in-the-sky tax cuts a couple of elections away. The rest, $157 billion, was largely about eliminating the concessions awarded to the rich in the Howard-Costello years. And it was noteworthy that even then it was considerably less than the hype about Labor’s $200 billion in new taxes – apparently $43 billion had mysteriously disappeared. No matter; the battle had been joined, the onslaught had begun. Morrison’s attack was simple to the point almost of inanity: it’s the economy, me strong, him weak, me good, him unspeakable. Shorten’s reply was somewhat more complicated, mainly because he had a lot more to say. His agenda is comprehensive – perhaps a little too comprehensive for the heat of a campaign, which will be dominated by sloganeering. And he is defiantly trying to keep to the high ground, determinedly positive and sticking to policy rather than personal insult. Somewhat more prime ministerial than Morrison, certainly, but a difficult stance to maintain for a full five weeks – inevitably he will have to reply to what he insists are Morrison’s lies as the brawling heats up. And given the coalition’s desperation, it undoubtedly will. Peter Dutton showed what was to come by putting the boot into Ali France, his disabled Labor opponent, claiming she was trying to capitalise on her amputee status. Presumably she cut her leg off just to win a couple of votes. Initially Morrison said Dutton was taken out of context, which is polliespeak for admitting it was clear, explicit and appalling, but he didn’t want to talk about it; however, after public outrage, he wrung a grudging apology out of the unrepentant Dutton. But ScoMo is happy to keep the campaign as mean and ugly as possible. Let’s face it, it’s a bit late to change now.

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Norway’s electricity is 95 per cent hydro generated and the cost of electricity to Norwegians is less than half that paid by Australians. I believe electric cars will be adopted more readily in Australia when their range can be extended and charging times and costs of the vehicles are reduced significantly, but not beforehand. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. Jim Mangleson Ocean Shores

As a resident of Ocean Shores, I’ve seen the toilet block at Banner Park being cleaned regularly and thoroughly. However, owing to the age of the facility, it seems old and awful. A new or renovated block would seem to be the answer, to my way of thinking. Sue Loane Ocean Shores

Charge polluters Congratulations to Mia Armitage and Rob Osborne for their very timely article last week on climate-change policies. The coalition of course has no real policies, and Labor’s and the Greens’ policies have lots of detail on the easy part, that’s the one-third of emissions from electricity generation. But they have very little on the other two-thirds, and what they do have is simplistic or poorly detailed. For example, Labor wants 50 per cent of new car sales to be electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. That sounds good, but the other 50 per cent could (and probably would) be emissions-intensive 4WDs, most of which would still be on the road in 2050 and beyond, when we need to be at net zero emissions. What is needed is both an incentive to buy EVs and a disincentive to buy fossilfuelled vehicles. Remove GST from all vehicles, and collect the same amount of money by a sales tax based on emission

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levels – no tax on EVs and an increasing level of taxation on more polluting vehicles? Similarly, why not reduce rego and CTP (compulsory third party) fees to a nominal level to cover administration costs, and recover the money by an increased fuel tax? No fees for EVs, increasing fees for fuel-guzzling 4WDs. These sort of signals need to be implemented now, to give a clear signal to consumers that EVs are the future, and fossil-fuelled vehicles will be not only more expensive to buy but also more expensive to run, and therefore not a good buy. As for charging points, if Giles Parkinson wants to find something he could always go the local library. Not only

do they still have books, they also have very knowledgeable staff, who could have pointed Giles to the charging station in the library carpark. Matthew Lambourne Mullumbimby

Electric dreams Mr Giles Parkinson, editor of Renew Economy, was reported in last week’s Echo saying that in Norway more than 50 per cent of new car sales are electric. The fact that Norway is 385,000 square kilometres in size compared to 7,640,000 square kilometres for Australia makes the current, limited range of these cars more suitable for the short distances people need to travel in Norway.

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As a former resident of Byron I’m still a keen observer of local events. I am impressed with the art installation on Ewingsdale Road. I believe it needs a suitable name. To me it suggests a flimsy structure holding empty promises, surrounded by blowflies. The name ‘Mr Mollison’s Election’ springs to mind. May 18 could be a good day for a naming ceremony. Harald Ehrlich Rozelle

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Byron bypass gridlock coming your way! Q There’s a basic flaw in the Butler Street bypass that ignores engineering, traffic-flow numbers, and the environment’s ecosystems: human behaviour. When the Sydney Harbour Tunnel opened in 1992 I drove across the Harbour Bridge on a weekday at 8.20am at 70km/h. What joy! I phoned my friends saying how quick it was. Everybody who had been suffering with public transport ran and got the keys to their cars. The result? You’d be lucky to drive at 30km/h today over the bridge or in the tunnel. The Butler Street bypass will alleviate gridlock for five minutes, as the first stunned drivers weave their way through the bottleneck

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One of the curious new trends in Australian chess in 2019 is that Grandmasters are popping up in tournaments that would once have been thought of as beneath them. Entering such events pose a risk for the GM as any result other than a perfect score will damage their Australian ranking, but the benefit is also clear – a chance to compete outside the major cities. In March Queensland GM David Smerdon was an unexpected and well-received entry at the Tasmanian Championship. Though working primarily as an economist nowadays, with cane toads a speciality, Smerdon ran through the field with ease. Smerdon then almost repeated his perfect score at a 25 board simultaneous exhibition, conceding a single draw to Peter Wagg in the last game to finish. Last weekend it was Darryl Johansen’s turn to surprise the locals by turning up for the Dubbo Open. Johansen was by far the strongest player ever to compete in Dubbo and he duly won the tournament though, unlike Smerdon, the Melbourne Grandmaster did not have everything his own way.

Leon Kempen, who had shown good form in 2018 by winning the New Zealand Major Open in Auckland, kept pace with Johansen and narrowly missed tying for first place. Kempen won his first four rounds and then held the Grandmaster to a draw in only 18 moves in the penultimate round. However, in the sixth and last round Johansen was finally able to break away, defeating Canberra’s Alana Chibnall while Kempen was held to a draw by Dubbo’s best player, Trevor Bemrose. Dubbo Open 2019 White: M Radisch Black: D Johansen Opening: Sicilian Defence 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 a6 4.a4 Nc6 5.Bc4 Nf6 6.d3?! Allowing Black to show that the c4 bishop is misplaced. 6.Qe2 was better. 6... d5 7.exd5 exd5 8.Ba2 h6 9.h3 Be6 10.0-0 Bd6 11.Ne2 Qc7 12.Bd2 0-0 13.Qc1 d4?! Underestimating White’s threat. After 13...Rae8 Black would have total control. 14.Bxh6!! gxh6 15.Qxh6 Nh7 16.Bxe6? Too greedy. After 16.Ng5! Black must settle for a draw with 16...Nxg5 because 16...Bf5? runs into 17.Ng3! Bg6 18.Qxg6+! 16...fxe6 17.Qxe6+ Kh8 18.Nh4 Rf6! In theory White has near material equality, but Radisch has given Johansen open lines to launch his own attack and the game is soon over. 19.Qg4 Rg8 20.Qe4 Ng5 21.Qd5 Nb4 22.Qc4 Nxh3+ 23.Kh1 Nxf2+ 24.Rxf2 Rxf2 25.Qe6 Qh7 0-1

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at Byron Music/Mitre 10, in amazement at the short time taken for the journey. In two years, the traffic on Ewingsdale Road will be crawling as usual. The solution is to discourage traffic into Byron CBD. Disclaimer: I am not a clairvoyant. Raphael Lee Cass Byron Bay Q Bypass? There is no bypass any more. Councillors have voted for the Masterplan’s extension of the CBD area, which will turn Butler Street into the Masterplan’s proposed commercial shopping/development zone. Councillors have voted to turn the zoning of Butler

Street from residential to commercial (and voted to add an extra storey). A bypass is an uninterrupted traffic-flowing road around a town centre. Butler Street will be a new towncentre road, stacked with shops, cafes, businesses and tourist accommodation that will become as free flowing as Jonson Street. The farce of the previous Council that identified minor ‘bypass’ use – 18 per cent of cars generally, down to around eight per cent of cars in peak seasons – is now completely discredited. The bypass is for the development of the Butler Street neighbourhood for the massive proposed commercial expansion of the Central

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Business District (which includes other peripheral, currently residential, areas) as seen by the Masterplan group. They have used the previous ‘bypass’ proposal as propaganda to facilitate a new Masterplan development area. Wasn’t the construction of the ‘bypass’ linked to the, to date, rejected West Byron development? And who is bulldozing wetlands for, at best, a minor-use road, apart from ‘Climate Emergency’ Byron Shire Council? What is the next level up from ‘Climate Emergency’? Whatever it is, it will be down to us residents to take action, as obviously Council won’t. John Lazarus Byron Bay Territories, and was shocked to hear the conference organiser Dr Victoria Mason say that she had received threats of disruption and ‘numerous attacks from those who do not want these issues discussed’. Gareth Smith Palestine Liberation Centre

matter). There are those who might think it’s really strange that people would object to people being naked because of the belief that the human body is obscene and must be hidden – especially on a continent where nakedness was the norm for 60,000 years plus. This, where pornography has been normalised and is a large scale industry. As in so much political debate, there is little attention paid to the fundamentals. The fundamentals in the nude debate are that nudity is abhorrent, against whitefella law, and the ‘Old Testament’. If allowed at all it must be hidden from innocent eyes, that is, in remote places. Because the locals at Tyagarah are aware of the dangers that arise from the remoteness (NIMBY) rather than accepting that, some people are prepared to spend a lot of taxpayers’ money on obviously unworkable schemes. Lest we continue this war of words for the next 30 years I suggest the clothingoptional beach be at The Pass. It is close, fully observable and sign-able. Prudish surfers might complain or they may not. Jim Nutter Main Arm

covers the road. A young girl then came off her bike in the gravel and skinned her knee. I put hydrogen peroxide on her wound and she limped off, crying. If something is not done immediately by Council in regard to their so-called road-repair company there will be much worse road accidents. This is a danger to our community. Darrell Mcdowall Mullumbimby

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My letter (April 3) discussed how our roads are not fixed in a proper manner. This is a photo (above) at the corner of Stuart and Train Streets in Mullumbimby. Gravel was shovelled into the deep holes about ten days ago. The holes have reappeared and gravel

Danny Wakil assures me that if I drove my Palestinianised car in Israel I would be met with ‘civilised debate’ (Letters April 10). This fanciful notion is contradicted by my own experience on Jonson Street where I was displaying a Palestinian flag. Two Israeli

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Residents have questioned the efficacy of Byron Shire Council’s strategy for local road repair after potholes quickly reappeared. Photo Darrell Mcdowall men approached and one shouted, ‘You are displaying the flag of the enemy and if I were in Israel and had my gun I would kill you’. Byron police were stunned when they heard him repeat the threat. More recently in Brunswick Heads, Jason Adamek stole the ignition key to my car and, when I returned with the police, we found the car completely blanketed. Jason, who had been screaming obscenities, told the police that he wanted to stop me from displaying the slogans on the car. Clearly these supporters of Israel do not respect freedom of expression. This is not an aberration. In 2013 I attended the ANU conference, Human Rights in Palestine; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Palestinian Occupied

The state election might be over but, based on recent articles in our newspapers, the ongoing debate around placing a Level 5 hospital on the Cudgen farmlands is still a hot topic in the community. The big disappointment is that many of the published articles are ‘opinion’ pieces at best, with very little in the way of facts that would help the community know exactly where things stand. How wonderful if at least one publication could look to provide a factual piece. This could include the current status of the Tweed Valley Hospital planning process – easily obtained from the NSW Planning website. From my latest reading, the SSD/EIS is still being assessed, ie there is no development application (DA) approval to move forward with building the hospital. So those who keep insisting this is a ‘done deal’ are being premature. The Tweed Shire Council – including our local engineering and townplanning experts – provided a very lengthy and detailed objection to the SSD/EIS process, which provided a range of facts that would need to be addressed as part of the DA approval. ▶ Continued on page 28

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Art on Bundjalung â&#x20AC;&#x201C; call out to Indigenous artists There is a call going out to Indigenous artists who have a strong connection to the Bundjalung region to join in the Art on Bundjalung Market on Saturday, June 1. A feature of the market is bringing Aboriginal people together to connect socially,

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interconnected relationship between Aboriginal culture and art,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; explained Sarah Bolt, senior project officer for Arts Northern Rivers. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It will be a place where visitors can meet the artists, talk to them, and explore the rich Bundjalung art traditions that are imbued with the language, history, culture, and ethos of the oldest living culture in the world.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Bundjalung artists The large-scale art market will take place at The Quad in Lismore and is welcoming a mix of established and emerging artists and collectives employing traditional and contemporary materials including weaving, ceramics, carving, photography, painting, and textiles. You can book a stall up until May 20. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is a unique opportunity for artists with a connection to Bundjalung country to showcase and sell their work to the broader community in a special and unique event for our region,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Arts Northern Riversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; executive director, Peter Wood.

Dancing on Bundjalung. Photo Katelyn Jane Dunn The Art On Bundjalung market is a free event for people in the community that will begin with a Welcome to Country, dancing from the Nini Nahri-Gali Dance Troupe, and include local music and weaving circles. For more information or to book a stall, visit Art on Bundjalung Country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. artonbundjalungcountry. com.

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CJ Holden had a dream about how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to future proof Australia. To create a festival-like conference that champions peer to peer learning. Hailing from a background of working in events with a focus on cutting-edge trends overseas, CJ was keen to come to Australia to create an event that celebrated â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the power of shared ideasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. It was a conversation with consumer psychologist Adam Ferrier that got him thinkingâ&#x20AC;Ś Adam said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you create your own event? And that was the catalyst for my accidentally entrepreneurial journey.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Held at Elements in Byron Bay, Space is a place that CJ says is where â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;you meet unlikely people and have unexpected conversations.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Conferences, in CJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion, need an overhaul. They need to be fun. Dynamic. And they really need to be moving conversations to the next level. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Most corporate events are all suits and ties,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says CJ. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about speaker to audience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a one-way

communication â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an old model. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to replicate that. I wanted to do something fresh, so I chose Byron because it allows people to disconnect and go offline. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We are creating more of a festival audience where we want guests to be present in the conversations as they are having. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about meeting un-likeminded people, and having conversations with people who are outside your universe!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ok, so what does that actually look like? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I want to encourage peer to peer learningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; says CJ. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;So at Space there are officially no speakers. But technically there are 250. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Every attendee has to be an active participant and design their own session. They co-create a schedule the week before the event and then over two and a half days they will present it in what will be like a festival environment. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You choose your own adventure. We remove titles, places of work. Every single session you go to you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you will turn up because of the

power of the title. Anyone can apply. This is not a CEO retreat. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a marketing or advertising conference. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not innovation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about finding people who are passionate about Australia and want to be a force for change.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The event is happening 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;26 May with applications already rolling in. Those applications include an Astronaut candidate for Mars One, the lead singer from the Preatures, a Happiness Hacker, A SheEO global initiative to transform how we finance solutions for humanity. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We are currently just over 165 approved attendees and we would like to get to 250 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where we will cap itâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; I feel quite passionate about having a group of people in a co-operative and collaborative setting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I am blown away by the diversity and thinking,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said CJ. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;People are not their jobs, I am interested in finding out how they are going to connect with others.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Space still has some p l a c eâ&#x20AC;Ś so to be part of this innovative think tank of collaboration and connecting, go to spaceseries.com.

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West Byron win – but the war is still on Q Congratulations to the

community for the refusals of both West Byron proposals by the Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP). It’s a well deserved outcome and an indication of what is possible when a community unites against inappropriate development and for the protection of our special environment. It shouldn’t be ignored that achievements like this only happen when a few dedicated people take on the task of investigating and advocating a position and then encouraging the community to respond. In this instance huge recognition goes to the Byron Residents Group (BRG), who have maintained the focus and the interrogation of the plethora of documents that have been presented over the last five years. Many thanks, specifically to Cate Coorey, Dailan Pugh and Mary Gardner, as well as the dedicated core group of BRG. This care and commitment is why Byron Shire is special and will hopefully inspire others to the cause

of being active community members. There are many instances of potential destruction of our home and it’s likely it will always be that way, so I implore everyone to stay involved and stay active. It’s our home and as residents it’s our responsibility to protect and preserve our future. Jan Barham Broken Head Q It was years ago that The Echo published a story on the proposed development of West Byron. Dailan Pugh was photographed pleading the rights of biodiversity and the rights of nature including all species that were threatened by this proposed development. Immediately following this article the energetic councillor Cate Coory was inspired to initiate the community groups Byron Residents Group (BRG) and CABS (Community Alliance Byron Shire). She stated ‘I read this article and thought Dailan needed help’. Well to be truthful it could be said that the community

needed help too. Cate saw to that. These community groups continue to be remarkable in their professionalism and willingness to keep the highest principles operative for a healthy community. A massive groundswell of residents/activists arose and we now have a positive result with the denial by the NRPP of the proposed development of Villa World. Supporting every move were the diligent crew at The Echo, who informed the public of the progress of the campaign. A remarkable collective community with a vision won this aspect of the West Byron campaign. What more could a healthy community want? Enjoy and spread the good ju ju. Byron is an example to many communities despite the ongoing struggles to come. Congrats to all. Jo Faith Newtown Q I attended the public meeting last Monday April 8 in regard to the West Byron development application. I

wish to express my gratitude to the dedicated and passionate speakers who made clear to all present that it is our responsibility to preserve the wetland areas surrounding Belongil Creek. I have been wondering if it would be possible to buy back this land by setting up a fund contributed to by the millions of tourists who visit the Shire and love it for its special qualities, and by interested locals. West Byron could be set up in perpetuity as a wildlife sanctuary that was legally binding. This could be a place of learning about the indigenous culture, bush tucker, and the medicine of this country, the particular flora and fauna, how wetlands function in the broader ecosystems of the Shire. Possibly it could be managed by our local Indigenous custodians assisted by the resources of National Parks and Wildlife as well as by some of the knowledgeable speakers at the meeting last Monday. Cleis Pearce Suffolk Park

Respect the River on the holidays Though the Brunswick River is not considered a river black spot for drowning, Royal Life Saving Australia are still warning holidaymakers to take care over the break. In the leadup to the Easter long weekend Royal Life Saving has released new research that reveals that a total of 210 Australians drowned on public holidays over the past 15 years. The study reports that Australians are twice (1.73 times) more likely to drown on a public holiday than other days of the year. Respect the River, a Royal Life Saving initiative supported by the federal government, aims to educate the public about the high risks associated with swimming in inland waterways and share advice on how to stay safe in rivers, lakes, and dams. Royal Life Saving Society – Australia CEO, Justin Scarr, says with many Australians making the most of the

extended holiday period, they urging everyone to take care around the water this Easter long weekend. ‘Always remember that water conditions can change hourly and that the majority of these areas are not patrolled by lifeguards.’ Alcohol is a significant contributor to public-holiday drowning deaths with the risk of drink-drowning being twice as high on these occasions. Men especially are susceptible to a higher risk and are four times more likely to drown than women. Travellers are among the highest at risk with holidaymakers aiming to get the most out of their long weekends, contributing to the high number of drownings. Intrastate and interstate visitors are 2.5 times more likely to drown on public holidays than other days of the year. This is primarily owing to lack of knowledge and familiarity with the local waterways.

Students get experience at work Nakeita Bradbury Each year year 10 students have the chance to do work experience. Some do it close to home while others might travel as far as Sydney, Melbourne or Dubbo. In mechanics, zoo keeping, journalism the theatre, law, accountancy, education and health services, students have had the opportunity to experience work in a wide variety of fields. One local Trinity student, Bridie Black, went to Spell &

The Gypsy Collective fashion business this week. Bridie was shown behind the scenes of how the company runs including marketing and advertising meetings, graphic designing for their website, and getting to try on their designs that have not yet been released to the public. Bridie says that she is really happy she chose this work experience opportunity. ‘It has given me a great insight into the world of fashion and what the

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consideration for future careers’. Head of Learning and Alternative Pathways Program at Trinity, Pauline Leeson, says work experience provides opportunities to explore possible career paths and areas of interest or passion. ‘It can also lead to ongoing, part-time or casual employment opportunities for some students,’ she said. Q Nakeita Bradbury is a year

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Byron Day Hab – six weeks that will change your life Mandy Nolan For many people with serious addictions or destructive lifestyles who are looking for treatment the prospect of a residential treatment option that takes you away from your family and community makes the possibility of starting a supported recovery almost impossible. For a mum with small children, going away for six months sometimes just isn’t an option. That’s why the Buttery has created CORE – or Community Based Rehab. Run out of INTRA, the Buttery’s community outreach arm, CORE offers a six-week non-residential program for people seeking to regain

control of their lives – quite simply, it’s a ‘day-hab’.

Conditions of participation in the program include participants making a commitment to the six weeks, be willing to abstain from alcohol and illicit drug use for the duration of the program, have stable accommodation, be able to attend during school hours, have stable mental health and basic English literacy skills.

Creating accessibility Counsellors Rebecca Pevitt and Brendon Monsoon facilitate the program that was developed to address the needs of the broader community or the ‘gap’ that was identified by Christian Grift, the service manager at INTRA. ‘CORE caters for people who come up against barriers to getting into residential rehab,’ says Rebecca. ‘Single mums, and mums in general, find this program more accessible, especially as we operate within school hours, 9am till 3pm.

Coming to you ‘It’s also a good program for people on pscyhoactive drugs who may have a mental health and AOD (alcohol and other drug) dual diagnosis. That way people can stay on their medications and continue social connections and the care they are getting in the community.’ The program takes up to 15 people at a time and there is a commitment from participants to be abstinent. ‘If people do “breach” they get an official warning

and are asked to recommit,’ says Brendon. ‘We really look at that case by case. The way we run differs from a normal residential treatment, and our commitment is to the safety of the group.’

Free program This structured program is for people over 18 and is free of charge. The program can also arrange transport for people living within a 30-minute radius of where it is running.

The idea of the program is to ‘travel’ it to areas in the Northern Rivers to ensure people can access it without too many transportation issues. The upcoming program is based in Byron Bay, and therefore the call out is for people seeking to get treatment in that region. The next programs will run in Tweed and Lismore. ‘We work with a framework of trauma-informed care using the principles of safety, trust, choice, and empowerment,’ says Rebecca.

‘It’s a safe place for people to come to – and from there we work toward coping strategies and developing the skills to build healthy relationships. We work on nutrition, boundaries, selfcare, all the stuff that underpins a healthy wellbeing.’

Post treatment The program also involves looking at what happens for people at the end of the program and supporting people through case management post treatment towards wellness. The Byron CORE program starts on May 6. There are still some places available for people with DOA issues, eating disorders, PTSD, gambling disorders, anxiety, and depression. The program is free, lunch is provided, and it is funded by the North Coast Primary Health Network. Enquiries to The Buttery: 02 6687 1111 or call direct on 0477 016 030.

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Considering the way the northern NSW electorates of Lismore and Ballina voted, many local voters were disappointed to see the Liberal/ National coalition re-elected for four more years in the recent NSW election. The opinion polls were telling us there would be aswing to Labor and a hung parliament. What actually did happen? Labor went backwards with a statewide

-0.8 per cent swing against it and the Greens a -0.7 per cent swing against. Finally on Wednesday 3 April preferences were allocated in the lower house seats and exact results became available. Contrary to the statewide swing, in Ballina the Greens increased their vote by 14.48 per cent or 3,117 votes better than last time in 2015. Similarly, in spite of the -0.8 per cent statewide swing against, in Lismore Labor managed to get ahead

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of Greens and after collecting Greens preferences the left vote increased by 11.79 per cent or 2,275 votes. Labor took Lismore for only the second time since 1917. This remarkable difference in two northern seats is completely against the trend and one wonders why.

Exhausted votes In 2015 there was a major problem with exhausted votes. The Echo and other campaigners publicised the exhausted vote issue extensively but only seemed to reduce it by 3.28 per cent in Ballina and 1.48 per cent in Lismore. This failure to reduce the exhausted vote significantly was probably because of both the Greens and Labor advertising ‘Just Vote 1’ in the print media and in mail out publicity. The Animal Justice Party, Sustainable Australia, and Keep Sydney Open drew votes away from Greens and Labor leading to 1,494 votes in Ballina and 984 votes in Lismore becoming exhausted when these independents dropped out. Independents can make an impact in the upper house and do get elected but one wonders why they bother to stand in the lower house when all they do is draw votes away from Greens/ Labor and enhance the

chances of the Nationals. So the large increase in the Green/Labor vote in the Northern Rivers, which ran completely against the state trend, may have been due to the appeal of local candidates. More realistically it may be owing to a highly educated and informed electorate who are able to recognise the dreadful governance of the right-wing LNP. Discontent with the environmental vandalism, eg illegal forestry and major fish kills as well as the electorate’s frustration with interference with planning and general loss of support of the disconnected Nationals are among many factors that probably drove the electorate.

Next stop Feds We move on to the Federal election in May where it looks like the neo-lib right wing’s policies will be terminated. We are also expecting the NSW upper house final result on 12 April, which hopefully not give the LNP an absolute balance of power. Meantime settle back to four more years of right-wing government. Locally we did our bit but the state is not with us. I’m off to France to check out the yellow vests who, at least have the sense to know they are being screwed.

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The Easter myth and the decline of religion Tom Drake-Brockman

out for many for the forgiveness of sins’ (Mt 26:28); and forgiveness is indeed, the leitmotif of his mission. But the forgiveness Jesus constantly refers to is not divine but human forgiveness. Indeed he affirms in the Lord’s Prayer that divine forgiveness will actually hinge on human forgiveness, not on any doctrinal faith in a salvific sacrifice of forgiveness.

Christianity is in relentless decline in the West and one reason is clear enough: it cherishes faith in metaphysical beliefs that are entirely baseless. The dogmas associated with Easter are a classic example of this.

Hearing voices Most of these originated with St Paul, whose voices and visions on the road to Damascus convinced him Jesus was crucified to bring atonement for humanity’s ‘original sin’ of eating the forbidden fruit. But Paul had no evidence for this beyond his epiphany and it is a notion riddled with anomalies, perhaps the most notable being its uniqueness. There is no concept of Adam’s original sin in mainstream Judaism of the first century and Jesus was a devout, mainstream Jew. Jews expected a Messiah to liberate them and restore their ancient kingdom – but that had nothing to do with atonement for some overarching sin of humanity. Like most Jews, Jesus did not contemplate any idea of blanket divine forgiveness. That was because each individual was expected to find forgiveness through repentance. As the prophet Jeremiah said, there will be no collective guilt (or innocence) but ‘instead, everyone will die for his own sin’ (Jer 31:30). Christians claim the Easter sacrifice was an extension of the atonement sacrifices that were a longstanding practice of Judaism. But by Christ’s time, Temple sacrifices were

Love God by loving each other

Derivative of Black Madonna and child Jesus of Częstochowa. coming into disrepute and were even ridiculed by prophets like Isaiah (Isa 66:3).

Sins your responsibility Even more compelling (though Christians do not want to admit it), the Gospels do not contain any clear reference to Jesus dying to atone for our sins. That is particularly striking given that most of the Gospels appeared long after Paul’s idea of Christ’s redemptive death had become widely accepted by the now predominantly gentile Christian church. In Luke’s gospel, there is barely a hint that Jesus came to die for our sins. There Jesus states in the parable of the Good Samaritan that salvation will depend on love of others (Lk 10: 25–37). In John’s gospel, Jesus says he will sacrifice his life but there is no connection

made between this and atonement. In fact, Jesus says in John that redemption can only come through ‘knowing God’ (Jn 17:3), and in Matthew, Jesus says we can only know God by emulating His loving kindness (hesed) (Mt 9:13). There are only two statements of Jesus (in Mark and Matthew) that appear to suggest he was intending to die to redeem our sins – but both can be construed quite differently. In Mark’s gospel he refers to himself as giving his life ‘as a ransom for many’ (Mk 10:45). But the Greek word for ransom – lutron – had a very specific meaning of payment for liberation from slavery; and liberation from hierarchical oppression is the context in which Jesus speaks in Mark. In Matthew, Jesus seems more specific when he says his blood will be ‘poured

Jesus’s campaign of forgiveness – in sermons, parables, and healing miracles – was crucial for his people, stigmatised by a culture of guilt, to regain self-esteem and a measure of justice. It enshrined the basic empathy needed to fulfil his new ‘Great Commandment’: to love God by loving each other (Mt 22: 36–40). It also put him on a collision course with the Temple elites who exploited a widespread guilt neurosis by claiming a spurious (and lucrative) Godordained monopoly on forgiveness via their sacrificial rites. Thus, he was crucified ‘for the forgiveness of sins,’ with the ‘for’ denoting cause rather than effect. If Christianity focused on this empathetic, human forgiveness, it would be salutary for both it and our imperilled world. That is the kind of salvation we should be seeking this Easter. Q Tom Drake-Brockman is the Author of the newly published book, Bad Faith: a spiritual humanist alternative for Christianity and the West.

Turn camphor patches into rainforest without herbicides Eve Jeffery Though camphor trees have become a backup food supply for many native creatures, they are still a weed that needs to go. Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare group is hosting a series of workshops on how to convert a camphor forest back into rainforest without the use of synthetic herbicides. The first session will be in May, with another five scheduled for the rest of the year. During the sessions chemical-free bush regenerator Nadia de Souza Pietramale will share and apply strategies that are ecologically

You too can regenerate rainforest. Photo supplied. intelligent and economically viable. The site for the workshops is a section of Salt Water Creek, located beside the Mullumbimby Community Gardens. All you need to

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participate are boots, a longsleeve shirt and long pants, a hat, gloves, plenty of water, and some morning tea. Tools and a first aid kit will be provided on the day. The work has been made

possible by the Byron Shire Council Community Initiatives Program (Application for Community Donation) for the 2018/19 financial year. The grant will also pay for additional planting along the creek and the purchase of extra tree poppers – a tool that very efficiently aids the mechanical pulling of woody weeds. Byron Shire Chemical Free is a project of Mullum Seed. The events will run from 8.30am until 1pm – meet at the Mullumbimby Community Garden carpark. Places will be limited, so booking is essential by emailing byronshirechemicalfreelandcare@ gmail.com.

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How then shall we live in this world of change? Richard Hil and Jean S Renouf The intersecting crises of anthropogenic climate change and destruction to biodiversity and ecological systems have ushered in an age of acute anxiety in which people are beginning to seriously question whether life on Earth, in its current form, can be sustained. There’s an increasing sense that the planet and everything on it are in serious trouble. So, here we are, having to face up to a significant body of credible scientific knowledge that suggests some kind of end, or at least a radical reconfiguration of life as we know it.

12 years to change The time has surely come to revisit our assumptive stories, and perhaps to create new ones to enable us to face up to this new reality. The irony is that our uncertain future gives us the opportunity to reinvest in the things that should have always mattered, in particular: building resilient, ethical, regenerative, lifeaffirming communities that can sustain us even without the anchor of certainty. In the latest IPCC report published in October 2018 – a conservative and highly politicised document – we’re told that we have twelve years to radically transform how our societies are

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dĶưĶŕīşǔƐIJĕƐşƶĶĈ fruits of coal and oil What’s sucking the oxygen of hope from these forecasters is the ugly reality that greenhouse gas emissions are rising rapidly, and that too many governments and corporations are still investing in and subsidising industries and lifestyles that are based on fossil fuels – the very things that have helped create this almighty mess. Coal-fired power stations remain a major source of energy supply (over 600 are under construction across the globe), and oil and gas are still pivotal to industrial and commercial needs. Sadly, most of us are happy to live off the toxic fruits of these industries. Despite a burgeoning clean-energy sector, the amount of carbon in the atmosphere is at record levels, well in excess of what’s needed to make the planet habitable. In Australia, obdurate and

cynical attitudes among our political and economic elites have served to deliver an energy policy that remains heavily dependent on the use of fossil fuels. The chasm between what people want in terms of action on climate change and government policies could not be wider, especially in the US, Australia, and now Brazil, where barrelchested leaders either reject the climate science outright or they pretend to be doing what’s necessary, while at the same time encouraging fossil-fuel production. It’s telling that Australian mining companies are investing heavily in coal extraction in Africa, adding significantly to carbon emissions and running against the grain of public opinion back home. This extravagant cynicism is contributing to the global crisis we now face.

DōşşĎëŕĎǕſĕ And yet, the climactic events of January 2019 were a game changer. No-one, not even the most dedicated denialist, could ignore what was occurring here and around the world. Unprecedented floods, widespread droughts, cyclones, storms, and rampant bushfires featured prominently. Numerous temperature records were broken. In Australia, it was

the hottest January on record, outdoing previous records set over the past decade. A small hamlet, Noona in western NSW, recorded the highest nighttime temperature ever, with thermometer refusing to dip below a staggering 35.90C. Not surprisingly, this madness has given rise to a new discourse that recognises the tragic trajectory we’re on, and that the time to fix this wicked problem has probably run out.

Resilient communities This ‘dark knowledge’, as Catherine Ingram observes, has led us to think differently about the future. Writers like Ingram, Dahr Jamail, and Jem Bendell assert that what is needed now is a considered dialogue around how we can create the resilient communities necessary to enable us to live with some dignity and meaning as time goes on. When the collapse comes, they argue, civil society will no longer be so civil as food shortages take hold and populations compete for increasingly scarce resources. We need an ethical form of survival that enables people and communities to face what’s coming in a way that prevents or reduces violence and mayhem. It

means ensuring our survival alongside and inclusive of others, as opposed to against others. It also means thinking creatively about access to shelter, food, and fresh water. None of this will be easy of course, and the ravages of neoliberalism have ensured the erosion of social infrastructure.

Action needed Resilient communities and supportive, collaborative relationships will have to be rebuilt, somehow, and urgently. What is required now, we believe – in addition to our ongoing activism – is to face up to the questions we are seeking to avoid, most notably how we should live when faced with the possibility of ecological, political, economic and social collapse. To repeat, given what’s coming, we might reinvest in the things that should have always mattered to us: respect for the earth, love, connection, caring, compassion, cooperation, security, presence, joy, beauty, and laughter. This does not mean retreating into some kind of self-referential nirvana, but engaging in a conversation that recognises what is unfolding before us and how we might live on an increasingly disrupted planet.

EPA drag feet on illegal logging by Forestry Corporation Illegal logging and clearing by the Forestry Corporation within an exclusion zone for the nationally endangered Narrow-leaf Melichrus in Gibberagee State Forest (east of Whiporie) was reported to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in September 2017. Yet it took 18 months for the EPA to finally issue a formal warning for breaches of habitat tree retention requirements. ‘On Wednesday (10 April 2019), eighteen months later, the EPA responded to our complaint… though they made no mention of the intrusion into the Melichrus exclusion zone,’ said Dailan Pugh from North East Forest Alliance (NEFA). ‘It is only because we queried them about this omission that they told us that they had fined the Forestry Corporation $16,500 for the Melichrus breach a week ago. ‘NEFA are incredulous that the EPA refused to

A photo of the clearing and roading in the exclusion zone of the endangered Melichrus, as provided by NEFA to the EPA on 4 October 2017. The arrows show the boundary. Photo supplied acknowledge NEFA’s complaint regarding this breach or mention the fine in their response. They are intent on denying it had anything to do with our complaint. ‘In the same logging area on 8 February and 29 March 2017 NEFA had reported to the EPA a total of eight cases of illegal roading within Melichrus buffers, often within a few metres of the plants, and six

cases of logging operations extending up to 22m within what should have been 50m exclusion zones. ‘It wasn’t until January 2019 that the EPA responded to those complaints, issuing two official cautions for not marking the Melichrus exclusion zones, and roading and logging within them. They also issued two warning letters in response to our complaints of failing to

The Narrow-leaf Melichrus (Melichrus sp. gibberagee) as it is yet to be formally described. Photo supplied protect appropriate habitat trees and 23 instances of recklessly damaging them. ‘The issuing of only a single fine for multiple breaches that continued to occur for seven months after they were first identified is outrageous. They should have been fined for each breach in a timely manner, then maybe they would have stopped earlier,’ said Mr Pugh.

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Opinion Support for Adani shows governments’ disregard for environment, water and Great Barrier Reef Eve Jeffery

containing a web link to the advice, at 11.18am. Lucky Adani just happened to be prepared for that.

I for one was beginning to think Bob Brown was wasting his time with the Stop Adani convoy. The plan is to leave Hobart for the Galilee Basin today, April 17. I (stupidly) assumed, with the weight of science behind it, the argument against the Adani Carmichael mine would see the venture stopped once and for all.

All in the timing

Water under threat For starters, the name of the area is a big clue – it’s the Galilee Basin – it’s a basin, it holds water. It encompasses the headwaters of seven major river basins and includes aquifers that are a part of the Great Artesian Basin. What could be simpler? We are the driest continent. There is precious water in the vicinity. Leave it alone. Turns out I am a fool – foolish to believe that our leaders care about water. Or people. Or the future. Two weeks ago the federal government gave permission for a groundwater-management plan for the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine. In effect, they gave the project the go-ahead, the green light, the ol’ thumbs upperino. GOOD GOD! Hands up who thinks this is a great idea? Look around – there aren’t many who think this is even a mildly okay idea. Yet here we are, standing on the brink of disaster, not to mention the nail in the coffin for the Great Barrier Reef – which will be damaged by the coal ships passing through it and will die yet another death when that coal is burned. In late 2018 and early 2019 CSIRO and Geoscience Australia (GA) wrote two reports for the federal government on specific questions on groundwater monitoring, management, and modelling planned by Adani for its Carmichael mine proposal in central Queensland. Speaking for the CSIRO,

Bob Brown in Ballina inFebruary for the launch of the Greens state election campaign. Photo Tree Faerie executive director for environment, energy, and water Dr Peter Mayfield said this advice was limited to answering discrete inquiries on whether elements of Adani’s proposed plans would be adequate to protect nationally significant environmental assets. Dr Mayfield said the CSIRO identified inadequacies in the plans and were subsequently asked to review Adani’s response to the recommendations they made to address the issues raised, as summarised by the Department of the Environment and Energy. Adani had committed to address the modelling limitations identified by the CSIRO and GA review in a groundwater model re-run to be undertaken within two years. CSIRO considered that this commitment satisfied its recommendations, while also acknowledging there were still some issues that need to be addressed in future approvals, particularly confirming the source of the ecologically important

Doongmabulla Springs. Mayfield said the CSIRO has provided robust, peerreviewed science on specific groundwater modellingrelated questions about the plans.

Aim to approve CSIRO also reminds us its role is to provide scientific advice to inform approval processes, but it does not have any role in making approval decisions. One wonders if they approve. Too bad – if they didn’t, maybe the project would still be gathering dust on a shelf. Queensland’s environment minister Leeanne Enoch says that the state government received the CSIRO and Geoscience Australia advice just half an hour before it was made public. The Saturday Paper (www. thesaturdaypaper.com.au) reported that the advice arrived in Brisbane by email at 10.51am. An updated version of Adani’s groundwater management plan arrived at 11.08am, then Melissa Price issued her media release,

The really crappy part in this is that Australia and Australians will be the ones to suffer. Then it will be the Indians once they start choking on fumes from our coal. The federal environment minister Melissa Price will be long gone with a pocket full of money and a huge super fund from her time in parliament by the time the government is called to account for this heinous action. Maybe she just doesn’t like humans. Or the future. What’s even more crappy is that Price’s announcement was made just a couple of days before ScoMo’s election announcement – then everyone packed up their mistress and lunch box and went home for the holidays while ‘caretakers’ hold the fort.

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EMPORIUM OF WONDERS For some extra fairy fun these school holidays book a Make Your Own Fairy Garden session at Emporium of Wonders Byron Bay. What you get: •

A dish for making your fairy garden

Rocks, pebbles, sticks, fabric, eco-glitter

A teeny-tiny fairy plant

A small character of your choice.

Fairy Queen secret tips and magic spells.

Suitable for 5–8 years. Session lasts approximately one hour. Book online www.emporiumofwondersbyronbay.com or pop in to the store. 8 Banksia Drive, Arts & Industry Estate 5614 8879

YO FLO There’s only one place to be these Easter School Holidays and that’s at YoFlo.

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‘Spoon With Us’ instore these holidays to receive amazing deals and rewards on their loyalty programs. Feel good and enjoy life at YoFlo, Byron's only Premium Frozen Yoghurt, knowing they use natural and REAL ingredients, fruits, and yoghurt. Coyo vegan and natural unsweetened yoghurts are all part of the range! 3/19–23 Lawson Street, Byron Bay yoflo.com.au IG @yoflo

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TOY KINGDOM For children, toy stores are magical places. For adults, toy stores always bring up sweet memories of their own childhood. That is the case at Toy Kingdom, located on the corner of Jonson and Carlyle Streets opposite Woolies. You’ll find everything on your child’s wish list to help keep you sane these school holidays. Toy Kingdom are also your exclusive stockist for Jellycat Rabbits, everybody’s soft Easter Bunny! Follow them @toy_kingdom_aus 2/103 Jonson Street, Byron Bay 6680 8811

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BRUNSWICK BUSH SCHOOL For the first time Brunswick Bush School will be offering four days of holiday activities for children aged 3–6 years. Holiday Wild Wallabies is modelled on the popular Wild Wallabies term-time group. Two mentors will accompany the children for a full day of nature immersion doing a whole range of engaging and exciting nature-connection activities. They will also be running 10 days of the usual holiday fun for older children: canoeing, flint and steel, fire-making kits, and more. Book online: brunsbushschool.com.au or contact Rohan on 0407 898 374.

GIDDY UP WITH A HORSE RIDE AT PEGASUS PARK Established in 1993, the Pegasus family hold a lifetime of equine experience. Catering to all standards, they strive to ensure all riders have a safe, fun, and unforgettable experience. Ride along one of the most isolated beaches in the area, where movie stars live! Or visit their park located outside gorgeous Bangalow surrounded by rolling hills and creek, with a range of experiences starting from half-hour pony rides, 1–1.5-hour trails, and half-day and full-day riding tours, taking you on an adventure through Byron’s hinterland to discover gorgeous secret local spots. Lessons also offered with qualified instructors for those looking to gain confidence or increase their skills. 6687 1446 | www.pegasuspark.com.au Instagram @pegasusparkbyronbay 946 Friday Hut Road, Bangalow

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CRYSTAL CASTLE, A TRANQUIL, MAGICAL SANCTUARY A short scenic journey into Byron’s hinterland lies a tranquil and magical sanctuary. Welcome to the home of the world’s largest and most beautiful natural crystals, where you can sit in an ancient amethyst cave.

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The Crystal Castle with its peaceful ambience and exquisite natural splendour is a place of wonder for everyone.

Join the Brunswick Picture House third birthday celebrations this weekend. Family ticket packages are available for the highly anticipated Jugg Life, and the premiere of Picture House Circus Bonanza. Local favourite Spaghetti Circus will perform alongside a cast of international performers.

Stand between two of the tallest crystals on Earth, the Crystal Guardians, or be immersed in the magic of the Enchanted Cave. Discover the famous Buddha Walk and walk through the towering bamboo avenue. Find yourself in the labyrinth or take flight in the Wings to Eternity mural.

For the first time a sneak peek behind the curtain for the special birthday edition of signature show Cheeky Cabaret… direct from Vegas, founding member of La Soirée, international superstar, Mario Queen of the Circus will grace Cheeky with his show-stopping presence.

Join in daily guided experiences including the famous Peace Experience. Enjoy breathtaking views from the terrace while you sip on fresh local coffee, enjoy a delicious lunch and homemade desserts. Discover the jewel of Byron and enrich your spirit.

This weekend the Picture House will continue their presentation of thought-provoking and powerful works with Liz Lea’s RED. And for all film event fans, they will be reimagining iconic classic Grease on Mothers Day weekend.

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Sit in an ancient crystal cave! Welcome to the home of the largest natural crystals in the world. Wander through the tranquil Shambhala Gardens adorned with sacred statues and towering bamboo. Touch the World Peace Stupa, and join in the daily Peace Experience. Enjoy breathtaking views and delicious food.

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As a community, it is in our best interests to see these things adequately addressed. And why not question a little harder why the Cudgen site was chosen as the only suitable site? Again, a fact worth pursuing because the Department of Planning’s SEPP Submissions Summary Report refers to the Cudgen site as ‘the most suitable site’. If they had said ‘the only suitable site’, that would indicate there is ‘no feasible alternative’. It’s a published fact that Mr Provest has given an ironclad guarantee that there will be no further development of the SSF at Cudgen. How does Mr Provest propose to honour this commitment? Previous community groups and state governments have fought hard

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to protect this piece of paradise, while others have fought to make it a developer’s paradise. And it’s not hard to find the facts behind these battles – supermarkets, churches, schools, emergency-service hubs, and now a hospital on the Cudgen Plateau; the close call on the development of the Kingscliff foreshore; development of Fingal and Mt Nullum. If we’re going to finally let go of what is truly unique and valuable about the Tweed, let’s at least have all the facts. Social media are for airing opinions; our newspapers should be providing us with facts. Everyone wants improved hospital facilities, no-one wants the wool pulled over their eyes. Livy James Kingscliff

Protesting students I agree with Tim O’Loughlin’s letter (April 3) that school students have the right to protest – but at the right time. They should not do it in school hours as then it becomes a strike. Why didn’t they protest in their own time or would that impinge on their free time for surfing, parties, movies, or just hanging out? I was a school principal for 35 years and no way was I allowed to take a political position or the school as a whole endorse the views of the students. There is a hue and cry for more money for education and I can well see that it needs to be directed into reviewing school curriculums. It was interesting how the protesters didn’t mention global warming – you know

why? It is because the planet has cooled 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global-warming bull artists got caught with their pants down. Well done. Don’t forget that Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Phillipines in 1991; it spewed more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on Earth. But, hey, you students, relax… give the world a hug and have a nice day. Wilf Sprengel Ocean Shores Q Ed note: ‘Human activi-

ties emit 60 or more times the amount of carbon dioxide released by volcanoes each year. Large, violent eruptions may match the rate of human emissions for the few hours that they last, but they are too rare and

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fleeting to rival humanity’s annual emissions... ‘The slowdown in the rate of average global surface warming that took place from 1998 till 2012 (relative to the preceding 30 years) has unequivocally ended. Scientists have learned more about the physical factors that contributed to the shortterm trend, and they have documented the continued buildup in subsurface ocean heat during the period.’ Source: www.climate.gov.

Darkness visible Just one day after John Pilger’s passionate and inspiring talk in Byron and his assurance that Ecuador could not legally expel Julian Assange from its embassy, we witnessed Assange dragged down the steps and into a police van. On the same day scientists revealed the first photo of a remote black hole. Julian’s likely destiny is to be devoured by the proximate black hole of American vengeance. The message is obvious as his fellow truth tellers, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowdon, have learnt; real journalists, journalists with the courage and means to discover and reveal the crimes of power, are now criminalised. Truth is the enemy of power. The luminous ideals of America’s founders have long been swallowed by

the insatiable black hole of its military and corporate interests. As Dubya warned: ‘You’re either with us or against us’. That’s why we, along with Britain, Canada, and most countries, are America’s servile vassals. It’s better than being bombed and napalmed. But don’t worry; keep clicking, keep shopping, keep partying and keep festivalising. That way you’re unlikely to stray into American crosshairs. Adrian Gattenhof Mullumbimby

Whether time Everyone’s talking about the weather -/ Rare drops of rain form little creeks/ on bare arms/ Much more refreshing than sweat/ Irritability and exhaustion vanishes/ Replaced by a celebration/ Even the frogs applaud the rain/ singing more like birds/ but only a short verse... Everyone’s talking about the weather -/ But is anyone doing anything about it?/ Droughts, fires, an uninhabitable Earth/ No time for denialists/ The negligent coal-ition/ They are fossils themselves wedged/ between layers of greedy corporations/ Momentum is gathering across the nation -/ Vote them out, those remnants/ from the distant past! Claire Vickery Ocean Shores

Extinction crisis in Australia according to government

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Australia’s extinction crisis in regard to its fauna (animals) is under the spotlight and the results are not good. A recent Senate committee interim report has recommended the development of new federal environmental legislation with an independent Environment Protection Authority to help stem Australia’s extinction crisis. ‘We have long known that Australia has been in the midst of an extinction crisis and yet little action has been taken,’ said Alexia Wellbelove, senior program manager at Humane Society International (HSI). The committee further questioned the adequacy of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (EPBC Act). They state, ‘It is also clear that the EPBC Act is struggling to meet the scale of the challenge our environment faces, including the threats to our faunal species...

‘The committee also notes that there have been significant failures in its implementation, including use and resourcing of compliance and protection mechanisms.’ The HSI are continuing to call for new nature laws that can deal with the ‘significant threats facing our most threatened animals and their habitats. Substantial investment is needed to fund recovery efforts and address the challenges facing Australia’s animals and deliver this much needed protection,’ said Ms Wellbelove. ‘Recent years have seen multiple examples of political interference which have either prevented or delayed critical conservation efforts needed to protect our animals and their habitats. It is time this is stopped and we are calling on the next federal government to recognise the severity of this crisis and take urgent action.’

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BYRON ARTS & INDUSTRY 1 BYRON BAY COOKIE COMPANY Proudly baked in Byron since 1990! Don’t miss the Byron Bay Cookie Company’s wide selection of cookie gifts and treats, as well as sought-after factory seconds. Now serving coffee. Unit 1, Ozigo Complex, Corner Ewingsdale Rd & Bayshore Drive cookie.com.au 4 STONE & WOOD

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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

STYLING : MR JASON GRANT

BYRON ARTS & INDUSTRY ESTATE: creative, small batch, hand-made, state-of-the-art, artisan, innovative, ethical, imaginative, hyper-local, leading-edge, quality, EXPLORE premium, master, handcrafted, accomplished, cutting edge, organic, designer, eclectic DISCOVER ingenious, beautiful, unique, sensational, avant-garde, original, visionary, inspirational, expert, brilliant, gifted, ahead of the curve. YOU wonderful, compelling, THERE experiencing, witnessing, engaging. NOW.

Check out Byron’s new Peanut Butter Store. Receive 10 per cent off when mentioning this article. Open Wednesday to Friday 10.30am–5pm. Every other day by appointment. 16 Tasman Way byronbaypeanutbutter.com.au

3 EYE OF HORUS High performance award-winning cosmetics developed in Byron Bay, formulated with plant-based ingredients, cruelty free and vegan friendly. MASSIVE warehouse sale on 18 April up to 70 per cent off. 9/12 Tasman Way www.eyeofhoruscosmetics.com 6 FALLENBROKENSTREET Byron Bay-based headwear label fallenBROKENstreet has a massive collection at their flagship showroom. Cruise in and say hi 'n' try some hats on. They love what they do and hope u do 2 :) 93 Centennial Circuit fallenbrokenstreet.com

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10 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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12 SUPERFEAST Bring this page for a special gift! Visit us at the SuperFeast HQ shop to learn all about medicinal mushrooms and adaptogens. These ancient herbal extracts can help increase vibrancy and longevity. M: 0417 550 450 | P: 1300 769 500 A: Unit 4 / 20 Brigantine St, Byron Bay W: superfeast.com.au

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9 PAINTED EARTH Australia’s largest range of sustainable paints, wood finishes, and renders. Beautiful, durable, and affordable. No smell, no toxic fumes. Once you try them you won’t look back. M–F: 7.30am–4.30pm, Sat 10am–2pm. 1 Brigantine Street house-paint.com.au

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21 ARGENTON DESIGN Bespoke fine jewellery. Inspired by simplicity, symbols, and nature, Lisa Argenton creates pieces to be treasured for years. Open Wed, Thur, Fri 10am till 5pm or by appointment. 2/1A Banksia Drive | 0413 707 642 argentondesign.com

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22 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 | 0438 771 170 bikramyogabyronbay.com.au

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Bun Coffee is a specialty roaster of organic, Fair Trade, or Rainforest Alliance blends and 40+ single origins. Visit the newly refurbished roastery door for all your local coffee needs. 17/1A Banksia Drive www.buncoffee.com.au

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14 HABITAT COLLECTIVE Habitat Collective merges a selection of 30+ local and design-led brands including Byron Bay Hanging Chairs, Saint Helena, and The Bare Road, providing endless inspiration for fashion and home styling. C2 Building | 0491 077 217 habitatbyronbay.com/retail

24 BYRON FOODIES Byron Foodies Walking Tour will get you feasting on scrumptious delights. Byron Foodies 100 per cent supports the local foodies off the beaten track at the Arts & Industry Estate. Tours run Mon–Friday. www.byronfoodies.com 25 CROSSFIT BYRON BAY

15 O’MEARA DENTAL Dr Marcus O’Meara has moved to Habitat where he’ll continue to provide high-quality, technologically advanced, holistically minded dentistry in a beautiful setting, perfectly aligned with his ethos. Appointments available now. Unit 59, C5 Bldg 6694 3083

CrossFit Byron Bay is a community-based fitness centre building better humans. We help you become your strongest, fittest, healthiest you. Locals membership available and dropins always welcome! 3/5 Banksia Drive crossfitwanderlustbyronbay@gmail.com crossfitbyronbay.com

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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 groundedliving.com.au

Holistic, sustainable, plant based. The Zanzi team are committed to providing high-end luxury hair services using toxin- and cruelty-free products. 0433 881 339 C5 Building, Shop 55 1 Porter Street @zanzihairdressing zanzihairdressing.com.au

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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 1 Acacia Street | 0451 196 769 Instagram: kouzina_byronbay Facebook: Kouzina Byron Bay Greek

17 HABITAT WORKSPACE Enjoy the perks of co-working from the privacy of your lockable office at Habitat Workspace. One- or 2-person offices plus single-person hotdesks available from $125 per week. 1 Porter Street | 6694 3244 habitatbyronbay.com/workspace

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28 ORGANIC BEAUTY BY KAMON Using natural, organic-certified products, experience Kamon’s ultimate personalised treatments in blissful, intimate, and private surroundings. Waxing, spray tan, eyes, nails, facials, eyelash lifting, and extensions. 6685 5545 | 1 Acacia Street beautybykamon.com.au

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Katrina Beohm Real Estate is an independent agency able to offer a bespoke real estate service without the constraints of a franchise structure. kbrealestate.com.au 20 ONETEASPOON OneTeaspoon is the original cult label for luxury denim, clothing, accessories, and home decor. Swing by and get decked out. What are you waiting for? oneteaspoon.com.au

29 BYRON BAY FAIR Byron Bay Fair is a convenient single-level shopping centre with 112 carparks. A Supa IGA supermarket is complemented by a Sunrise Cellars liquor outlet, chemist, radiologist, and specialty shops. 20 Bayshore Drive | 6686 4122 byronbayfair.com.au 30 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 31 FROTH CAFE BYRON BAY Small takeaway cafe serving nourishing wholesome food. Froth provides a little bit of everything for each tastebud, whether you’re a tradie or a yogi, we’ll have something for you. Lots of parking! Open: Monday to Friday 7am–3pm 1/1B Banksia Drive

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Love Byron Bay offers the largest selection of specialty chocolate bunnies, eggs and gift bags this Easter. Hop on in for organic, vegan, raw, gluten free, decadent dark, marzipan, Fair Trade, sugar- & dairy-free. And have the best bunny Easter ever.

www.love-byronbay.com 3 Lawson St, BYRON BAY 6685 7974 (next to SPAR supermarket)

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HAPPY HOUR 2pm - 6PM EVERYDAY Hop on in to The Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop for your Easter treats and check out our fantastic selection of chocolate bunnies and eggs in all shapes and sizes, with plenty of vegan and g/f options too! And.. we are now serving premium creamy soft serve! See you soon!

Open every day over the Easter/ Bluesfest weekend: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:30 Saturday & Sunday 9:00-3:00

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$5.00 STONE & WOOD BEERS $6.00 HOUSE WINES 7/7 Lawson St. Byron Bay 6680 8789 temakiyabyronbay temakiyabyronbay.com.au In the arcade next to The Balcony

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Property Insider Danny Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s view

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Danny Thompson from Chincogan Real Estate wanted to share his insights on the change in demographics in Ocean Shores over the last five years.

Entries for the annual Awards for Excellence, hosted by the Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW), will open on Friday 12 April. The prestigious awards, now in their 22nd year, recognise real-estate professionals and agencies in NSW and sets the benchmark for professional standards in the industry.

While late last century the area attracted mostly retirees, Danny says that now many young professionals, both single and with families, have moved to the area. A lot of the young professionals have move from interstate as they are able work remotely and see the advantages of Ocean Shores as Danny Thompson from Chincogan Real being great value for being close Estate the beach in Byron Shire with easy-to-get-to Brunswick Heads, Also there is a Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, and the Gold Coast airport. strong sentiment and discussion in the community about â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sold 80 per cent of the homes in the last year to either a redesign of the CBD and shopping centre to reflect an young people or first-time buyers who see it as the perfect integrated township with play spaces, art space, river spot,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Danny. He continues, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The views throughout the access, alfresco restaurants, and gardens. I think the future town are magical and the beaches of New Brighton, Ocean of Ocean Shores looks bright and vibrant.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Shores, and Brunswick are second to none.

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continues to be one of the best festivals in the country. Hell, probably in the top three worldwide. It’s an incredible lineup. I often marvel at the fact I live in a country town and 15 minutes down the road I’ve managed to see artists like Lionel Ritchie, Patti Smith, Robert Plant, Lauryn Hill, and Santana. Most people in country Australia would feel blessed to have a cover band at their local pub, but we’ve ended up with the world’s greatest talent on our doorstep. This year I am super keen to see Iggy. He’s 72 and he still looks good with his shirt off. In fact I think he looks better with his shirt off. It’s phenomenal to see a musician charging ahead with that kind of energy, and it’s true perhaps that Iggy really does have a Lust for Life! If there’s any advice I’d give someone for the festival it would be to do your planning. Read this liftout – go to the website – plan whom you are going to see. Some artists are on once; some are on a number of times. It’s really helpful for getting your gig busting strategic plan sorted. And don’t just go see the headliners. I spoke to Peter Noble, the festival director last week, and he made a really good point. If you just go see the big acts that you know you really miss out on some of the best acts at the festival – those playing the midday slots or the arvo slots. I’d also suggest that you prepare for wet weather. Chuck a blanket and a few towels

and some dry clothes into your car. And put in some plastic bags. When you get back to your car and your shoes are covered in mud you can bag them up – so have some driving thongs on hand! Every festival-goer should always keep a few pairs of driving thongs in the boot. I’d also suggest some water and some snacks for the drive home. If you stay back to see the last act to the last song of the final encore, then sometimes you might get delayed in the carpark. If you have some good music, or even a podcast, you’ve got some water, or heck, even a thermos of tea, some warm clothes and a few snacks, that meandering around the carpark is going to be so much less stressful. And of course make sure you plan not just how you are getting to Bluesfest, but how you are getting home. This is when having a music-loving teetotalling friend comes in really bloody handy! And pace yourself. You don’t want to drink too much. One year I totally blitzed myself and ended up in the medical tent. I am not sure what happened; Cold Chisel came on and I went down like a sack of potatoes. I think every person I’ve ever met saw my husband drag me across to safety. It was so embarrassing! And I missed Cold Chisel. These days I find it easier to make myself the designated driver so then I’m not even tempted! Anyway, it’s going to be another incredible weekend, where we get to be part of creating the vibe of a festival. The artists look forward to seeing you as much as you look forward to seeing them. Have a great time. Happy Easter. And Bluesfest, you don’t look a day over 29. – Mandy Nolan

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BLUESFEST HIGHLIGHTS IGGY POP Punk superhero Iggy Pop is coming to Byron? What the F&$K! How is this ‘godfather of punk’ still alive and allowed to travel? Like an invincible punk superhero returning again and again, against all odds, in his unwavering attempts to save all his rabid anti-establishment punk children from our pending doom as we slide into a dystopian musical industry future riddled with absurd narcissism and obsessive commercialism… From his role as the superloose-unit vocalist of the US proto punk band the Stooges in 1967 (omg) creating his early well-known tracks Search and

Destroy and his beautiful love ballad I Wanna Be Your Dog to his solo career beginning in 1977 with the album The Idiot (a collaboration with David Bowie) to releasing his big hits Real Wild Child (Wild One), The Passenger and everyone’s favourite Lust For Life though to his top 40 US hit Candy with B52s singer Kate Pierson. Iggy Pop IS the godfather of punk music (at least in the US) and knows no boundaries when on stage. If you have an anti-establishment bone in your body it’s your duty as a disciple of freedom of music and freedom from today’s vomitous music industry to go see the legendary Iggy at the Bluesfest. ³ Headlining 10pm Friday at Crossroads stage

PAUL KELLY Needing no introduction, Paul Kelly, Australia’s most iconic songwriter, makes his way back to Bluesfest. Paul Kelly first played Bluesfest 20 years ago back in 1999 and has been a regular visitor since then, making his seventh appearance this Easter. An ARIA Hall of Famer, Paul Kelly’s achievements in a lengthy, influential career include 23 albums, several film soundtracks, and two live albums, with many of his songs being lodged deep in the Australian psyche! In 2017 he was appointed as an officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the performing arts and to the promotion of the national identity through contributions as a singer/ songwriter and musician. He continues to cross musical boundaries, publishing his first work of prose How to Make Gravy in 2010, a feature-length documentary Paul Kelly – Stories of Me in 2012, the soul revue The Merri Soul Sessions in 2014 and more. His latest certified-gold release Life Is Fine debuted at #1 on the ARIA Charts, was the highestselling Australian album of 2017, and garnered six ARIA nominations and four ARIA awards. ³ 8.45pm Mojo on Monday

THE SABOTEURS The Raconteurs (AKA The Saboteurs) are Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. After 10 years they are back with the release of new music. The two new songs released by Third Man Records, Now That You’re Gone featuring Brendan Benson on lead vocals and Sunday Driver with Jack White singing lead. This digital release earlier this year coincided with the delivery of the only physical version of the tracks available on 7-inch vinyl as part of Third Man’s Vault Package #38 celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band’s acclaimed second album, Consolers of the Lonely. Now that You’re Gone and Sunday Drive both stem from recent sessions for the longawaited new Raconteurs LP,

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due for release sometime in 2019. ‘We’re knee deep in the trenches of our first new album in a decade,’ White said to Mojo magazine recently. ‘We have a vast amount of genre-pushing songs that bridge the gap between Detroit and Nashville rock’n’roll. The album sounds like a world war. It’s great to be co-writing songs with Brendan Benson again; the man is a song craftsman.’ Recorded and released in March 2008, the unannounced arrival of The Raconteurs’ Consolers of the Lonely shocked the world at a time when coordinating a worldwide physical and digital surprise release was even less easily accomplished than it is today. The album – which takes its title from an inscription on the frieze of a Washington DC post office – proved a phenomenon, making a Top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 on its way to earning the Grammy® Award for Best Engineered NonClassical Album. Hear the Raconteurs at their mightiest, exploring what it means to be a rock band in the classic sense. Full-on bombastic horn arrangements and gutwrenching murder ballads sit side by side as the swaggering riffs and confident licks firmly establish the LP as one of the pre-eminent releases of the oughts. Playing Australia at Bluesfest as The Saboteurs. ³ 9pm Crossroads Monday

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4 HIGHLIGHTSɪ LITTLE STEVEN & THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL Musician, songwriter, producer, actor, director, activist, radio DJ, and one of the founding members of Bruce Springsteen’s iconic E Street Band, Steven Van Zandt is bringing his rousing rock’n’roll band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul to Bluesfest this Easter! Little Steven and his powerful 14-piece band the Disciples of Soul bring their critically acclaimed Soulfire tour to Byron Bay. Each show takes fans on an epic and electrifying journey through rock’n’roll history led by one of its most passionate practitioners, Little Steven.’ ‘The best bands, like this one, know they have a job to do. If you have an arse at all, they are here to kick it for you… Van Zandt’s lifetime love affair with rock’n’roll, in all its myriad forms, shines through in every note played and sung tonight. A great show.’ – Hot Press Wow, you better check this out! ³ 7.45pm Saturday at the Mojo

LUKAS NELSON THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL

ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES The big soulful voice of Paul Janeway will once more lead crowd favourites St Paul & The Broken Bones on another series of exclusive-to-Bluesfest performances. Since their roof-raising debut at Bluesfest in 2016 and their even more tent-shaking return in 2017, they have taken their Alabama gospel-blues and R’n’B sound round the world, selling out concerts everywhere and opening for the likes of The Rolling Stones in Europe. Back with a new album Young Sick Camelia and a new sound, St Paul & The Broken Bones will play Good Friday, Easter Saturday, and Easter Monday.

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ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES Blood is thicker than water, and it can leave scars. But like it or not, those in our bloodlines are stuck with us – and us with them – for better or for worse. Paul Janeway understands this conundrum of heritage well. The singer of the Birmingham, Alabama-based rock’n’roll soul band St Paul & The Broken Bones was born and raised in America’s Deep South, a place where social consciousness can still take a backseat to unsavoury traditions and where a family’s expectations sometimes supersede all else. Despite the fierce familial love he enjoyed and constantly gave back while growing up – especially to his father and grandfather – from an early age, Janeway realised that the way he thought about the world was a little different

from those around him, and he began to seek an outlet from which to share what was in his heart and on his mind. Blessed with a powerful voice, a magnetism for connecting with people, and a gift for making music, he traded in a career in ministry to start his own band. ‘I’ve always been the artsy weirdo in the family,’ Janeway says. ‘I’m liberal, a blue dot in a very red part of the world. When you’re from Alabama you have to go out of your way to make people understand that you think a little differently. But we’re an Alabama band – it’s who we are.’ ³ Mojo on Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 4.30pm ³ Crossroads on Monday 4pm

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL He’s famed for being the son of Willie Nelson; that’s got to give you blue-ribbon pedigree muso status right there. He’s also a pretty bloody awesome artist in his own right. No strangers to the Bluesfest stage, the cosmic country soul of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are returning for 2019. Since forming 10 years ago, the 28-year-old singer/songwriter/ guitarist and his bandmates have played hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world and built a devoted underground following. Lukas’s profile continued to rise when he contributed three songs

and heavenly vocals to his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album Heroes, their voices blending with potent DNA. Then two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Young has guided the grateful young musicians ever since as they’ve backed the legend on tour around the world and on his two most recent albums. You might also recognise Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real from Lady Gaga’s A Star is Born, which was released in September. ³ 9.15pm Jambalaya Saturday ³ 7.30pm Jambalaya Monday ³ 5pm Sunday at Mojo

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AN INTERVIEW WITH GUITAR LEGEND TOMMY EMMANUEL He might have started as a session muso but Tommy Emmanuel’s extraordinary fingers has seen him pluck out his own career as a solo artist. He’s been named Best Acoustic Guitarist in a readers’ poll, appointed an Order of Australia, and inducted into the Australian Roll of Renown. So how does Tommy write his songs?

word for inspired, really I can write at that point. When I’m not emotionally charged and I’m just relaxed I can play, but I can’t really write. I have to be in a position of being inspired to write! ‘Sometimes I get a good idea and I’ll run with it. That will be the reason that I’m feeling that,

‘When I feel like I’ve got something… I’ve either got a good idea or I’ve been emotionally charged by something. Either something I’ve seen in a movie or something I’m reading about. If I feel emotionality charged, which is another

because I feel I’ve come up with a good idea. So, there’re all these things that line up. For instance, I write a song on a train from Paris to Cologne, Germany, and I had been waiting to get on the train. And just looked up and saw this huge billboard for Harry Potter World. And I started thinking about those movies and the music in them. And I thought, “I’ve never had a go at writing something like that”. So, I started looking for these cinematic-sounding chords, and I found these chords. And that was enough to spur me on. And I wrote the song.’ Working with young players at guitar camp and Tommy Fest where he mentors emerging players continues to inspire Tommy’s playing.

‘Everybody has their different approach. Even people who can’t play very well still sometimes do things that you would never dream of thinking of. And so it’s always good to listen to everybody and keep an open mind about it and let it teach you. You know?

preparation, songwriting, arrangement, entertaining, all that sort of stuff.’ Tommy Emmanuel was himself inspired by his hero Chet Atkins – whom he wrote to in Nashville. Atkins replied and asked him to drop by and visit.

In 1997 they recorded as a duo and released the album The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World. It was Atkins’s last album, and one of many for Emmanuel. Catch this guitar legend at Bluesfest. ³ Crossroads Saturday 4.30pm

‘The way I structure a camp – I always have really good instructors, guy who are better teachers than I am. But I take the entire group – usually anywhere between 100 and 120 students – for two hours every morning and I play and talk and they ask me questions. I demonstrate stuff. I talk about the things that I think are important when you’re playing and when you’re a performer. I talk about

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6 IMELDA MAY The incredibly talented Imelda May is making the journey from the Emerald Isle to Byron Bay for our 30th anniversary celebration this Easter and we are already stoked for her powerful live performance. In her most recent album Life Love Flesh Blood, produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, Imelda has found a new groove, exploring blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, acoustic and explosive balladry, traditional to her heritage in the boldest, most personal and intimately autobiographical songs that she has ever written. Get ready to meet the new Imelda May this Easter and prepare to be truly amazed. ³ 6.30pm Mojo on Friday and 4.45pm at Jambalaya on Saturday

TEX PERKINS & THE FAT RUBBER BAND

Left: Imelda May Bottom: Tex Perkins Gettin’ some sweet air: Vintage Trouble

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music. Forever the musical chameleon and demanding new challenges, Tex has moved effortlessly between Thug, The Beasts of Bourbon, The Cruel Sea, Tex, Don & Charlie, The Dark Horses, TNT… and more recently, the theatre production of The Man In Black starring as Johnny Cash. Be prepared to be surprised when Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band grace the stage this year. Expect the unexpected.

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VINTAGE TROUBLE Back in ’16 and ’17 Vintage Trouble blew away Bluesfest audiences with their blistering sets, leaving new fans in their wake, eager to see them again, so it’s with great pleasure Bluesfest can announce they will be back to rock the festival in 2019. The band has performed on such television shows as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Later… with Jools Holland as well as supporting Brian May, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.

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Their performance on Later… with Jools Holland was one of the most talked about of the year, blowing up Twitter as the 6th-most-tweeted topic worldwide just hours after it aired. The very next day their self-released debut The Bomb Shelter Sessions (2012) entered the charts at #1 R&B Album, #2 Rock Album, and #13 on iTunes. The Bomb Shelter Sessions also earned praise from NPR, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and Billboard. Their first video, Nancy Lee, filmed entirely with an iPhone, won at the original iPhone Film Fest, not just taking the Music Video category, but the festival’s grand prize as well. On the back of touring with AC/DC in 2015, Vintage Trouble’s album 1 Hopeful Rd smashed worldwide charts, hitting #2 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart, #14 on the UK Album Charts, and the single Strike your Light is #1 in Japan. Vintage Trouble has continued to tour non-stop, playing numerous festivals, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, and SXSW; their impromptu acoustic Glastonbury set was

one of the 2014 festival’s most talked-about events. Since their formation, the self-branded ‘troublemakers’ have built an immense, fervent fanbase with their brand of live-wired, straight-shootin’, dirty-mouthed, pelvis-pushing juke music. Don’t miss out as they take Bluesfest by storm again in 2019. ³ 3pm Mojo on Saturday and Crossroads on Monday at 7.15pm

THANDO Zimbabwean-born and Melbourne-based singer/ songwriter Thando debuts at Bluesfest this Easter! The multi-dimensional performer has been extremely busy gracing stages around Australia with her electric presence and powerhouse vocals including a support slot for the sold-out Allen Stone show last October. Forging forward to solidify her status as Australia’s newest first lady of R&B, be sure to catch her powerful performance. ³ 5.15pm Juke Joint on Sunday and Jambalaya on Monday at 1.30pm

PIERCE BROTHERS Melbourne folk-pop duo Pierce Brothers are returning to Bluesfest for the 30th anniversary celebration. The multi-instrumentalist twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce have been shaking dancefloors and selling out rooms across the UK, Europe, Canada, USA, and of course, their native Australia. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has generated a buzz like no other, which is sure to garner a big crowd in Byron Bay this Easter. ³ 8.30pm Delta on Friday and 3pm on Sunday

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SAE’S SCREEN FEST AT BLUES Bluesfest isn’t just an incredible opportunity for music lovers and musicians; for 14 years it has offered budding filmmakers, audio engineers, and graphic designers studying at SAE Creative Media Institute the opportunity to work alongside a festival crew on one of the best festivals in the world. Over five days the students film the artists and work with the Bluesfest audio and social-media teams. Russell Burton is the senior lecturer in Film at SAE and as someone with extensive industry experience this gives him the opportunity to lead his students in a 5-day project where they are responsible for what you see on the screens at the three major stages at Bluesfest.

industry at its peak. It doesn’t get much better than working a world-class event alongside the big companies running the stages. ‘I got an opportunity to work with a director, to work with equipment that is high tech while getting a broad range of experience using different cameras and being in different positions. It’s also the work practice of being responsible for being there on time, knowing what’s on and what’s happening and where you have to be. You have to work as a team,’ says Rob. Working with Big Picture was

something Rob says really enhanced the experience, particularly in the relationships they have built with SAE. ‘They trust in what SAE are delivering, so there doesn’t seem to be any stress. They are giving you good direction and understand where you are newly coming into the industry. This on-job training is absolutely invaluable!’ You will see the SAE crew at Bluesfest in their T-shirts. When you look up and see what’s happening on screen, know that this is the work of our locally trained budding filmmakers. That’s pretty cool.

‘They do what we call backline work, working on the changeovers of all the instruments and microphones, but they also do some audio with the audio engineer. This is invaluable real-world experience for the students.’ Russ heads up the film crew. ‘We do the screens at Mojo and Crossroads. I direct with another director from Big Picture. I direct my students to vision switch the bands on the screen. They do all the camera work for the two big stages,’ say Russell. For students who have never had any industry experience this is very much deep-end

stuff, so to get them ready Russell prepares them by taking them to smaller festivals. ‘We film at Mullum Music Fest, Bello Winter Music, and the Byron Writers Festival. This helps build up their confidence and their skill level so they will know what is expected when they come to work at Bluesfest.

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‘It’s amazing experience,’ says Russ, who believes it really helps the students get a head start in the industry. ‘A lot of the students have got work with Big Picture, the AV Company we work with. They have taken students on full time.’

find the experience of 60–70 hours of filming at Bluesfest sets them apart from other film-school graduates.

For students who are keen to work in the film industry, they

‘It’s the real deal,’ says Rob. ‘You are being exposed to the

Rob Llewellyn is in his third year of his Bachelor of Film at SAE. He worked at Bluesfest last year with the SAE film crew.

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RICHARD CLAPTON Richard Clapton is one of Australia’s foremost singer/songwriters and paved the way for three generations of songwriters to write about the experience of being Australian. In a career that has spanned more than 40 years Richard Clapton has remained omnipresent on Australian radio, having penned so many of Australia’s anthems: Girls on the Avenue, Goodbye Tiger, Deep Water, Capricorn Dancer, and of course The Best Years of Our Lives. If there is one performance you must see at Bluesfest, this is it! He last appeared at Bluesfest in 2016 and it is a joy whenever he steps onto the Bluesfest stage. ³ 9.15pm Jambalaya on Thursday

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC Holy shit! George Clinton is also coming to Bluesfest. The founding father of the Psychedelic P-Funk crew, one of the greatest influences to all hip-hop, funk, soul, disco, dance, house techno… all the world’s dance music from the 70s forward. An absolute legend with a capital L, George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic ‘funk music collective’ was formed and re-formed again and again with some of the greatest funk and soul musicians to ever strut the planet. During the soulful funky and heady days of the late 60s and early 70s The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, notoriously a hard taskmaster, was regularly casting members of his band, sometimes the whole band at once, out onto the street. George

Clinton, knowing a funky mofo when he spots one, welcomed them in, all of them, and created one the funkiest, most psychedelic bands of musical funkateers the universe has ever seen: Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Bootsy Collins, to name a few, all of who cut their chops with The Godfather but after getting their pay docked one too many times, or in the case of Bootsy and his brother acid tripping way too hard at their gigs and got the Godfather’s golden boot up their arses and out the door to the benefit of George Clinton’s aka Mr Funkenstein’s Crazy Psychadelic band of legendary goosemakers… Get up for the down stroke and get your eyeballs on this funky granddaddy of the (Funk, Uncut Funk, The Bomb) George and his unbelievable crew, an undisputed founding father of funk and one of the most influential modern musicians living today. An absolute legend in his own time, it is a true gift to be able to see this incredible human. ³ Headlining 10pm Sunday at Crossroads

Album in 2017 for his album The Last Days of Oakland and backed that up this year with another Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy for his most recent album Please Don’t be Dead.

³ Headlining 10pm Monday at Jambalaya

THE FANTASTIC NEGRITO Multi Grammy Award-winning artist (2017–2018) The Fantastic Negrito plays his debut performance at Bluesfest this year. A lifelong hustler, born the 8th child of 15 to a deeply religious Somali family with ‘a lot of rules for their children’, Negrito found himself carrying a gun and selling crack as a teenager in his new home of Oakland, California. After hearing Prince’s album Dirty Mind and learning that Prince was a self-taught musician,

Negrito focused everything on teaching himself to play and began to sneak into music classrooms at the University of California in Berkeley to learn all he could to leverage himself out of his life of a young criminal. The Fantastic Negrito is the third incarnation of the artist named Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz. After recovering from a 3-week coma following a nearfatal car accident in 1999, saying since that the accident ‘released’ him, after which he went back to hustling until 2014 when he recreated his musical persona as The Fantastic Negrito and won the Best Contemporary Blues

The Fantastic Negrito blasts fans and crowds across the US and the world. Listening to Negrito is like listening to the struggle for life and a dream among the most challenging of circumstances and hardships. His voice, his soul, his very person have been formed in a world of struggle and rebirth. To hear his music is to feel that his struggle and his unceasing desire to overcome. Don’t miss this inspirational artist. ³ 9pm Thursday at Delta ³ 8pm Saturday at Delta ³ 3pm Sunday at Crossroads

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9 BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS Ben Harper, one of Bluesfest’s favourite sons, is ‘getting the band back together’ and gracing the stage once again, his 12th performance here at Bluesfest since his debut in 1996 just two years after his worldwide hit debut album Welcome to the Cruel World. Since then everything has come true for Ben and his band with accolade after accolade, massive international sellout tours, Top 10 debut albums

in the US, and Platinum certifications worldwide, not to mention the love and adoration of fans across the globe and as well as here in his ‘second home’ Byron Bay. A confessed lover of Byron, Ben and The Innocent Criminals will perform their only Australian show here at Bluesfest.

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Gospel, blues, and soul singer and civil rights activist in the 60s and 70s, Mavis Staples of the Staple Sisters is bringing her stellar band and legendary, original gospel blues sound to this year’s Bluesfest. A long-term friend of Bob Dylan (who once asked her father for Mavis’s hand in marriage), and signing with Stax Records in 1968 and collaborating with outfits like Booker T and the MGs, Staples has a musical pedigree like few in the industry, having worked with Bob Dylan, The Band, Ray Charles, Prince, Nona Hendryx, and George Jones, among others. She was honoured with a Gammy Lifetime Achievement Award and won a Grammy award for her 2011 album You Are Not Alone. In 2016 Staples, collaborated with a raft of contemporary artists including Nick Cave, Justin Vernon, Tune-Yards, Neko Case, and Aloe Blacc, each of who wrote a song especially for Staples’s new album Livin’ on a High Note. And inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame in 2017 and in 2018, Staples collaborated with fellow Bluesfest 2019 performer Hozier in co-writing and singing his single Nina Cried Power. Mavis Staples is a voice from the golden years of blues, soul, and gospel. A must-see for anyone from that era as well as those who look back nostalgically to the days of analog production and musicianship.

JACK JOHNSON The much-loved Bluesfest regular, former professional surfer and ocean conservationist Jack Johnston returns to bring his laidback surf vibes from the middle of the Pacific to again sooth his Aussie fans, playing his only Australian show at Bluesfest, his third time gracing our stages, first playing in 2001 and then in 2014. Since his first appearance here he has released seven studio albums and two live albums, which have sold 25,000,000 copies worldwide. Make sure you see Jack and his crew for this heartfelt laidback oceaninspired vibes.

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10 TASH SULTANA Australian artist Tash Sultana’s meteoric rise to fame seems to know no bounds. Her incredible performances encapsulate her life into gritty, loop-filled, rhythmic psych-grunge full of passion and grace. Unable to find regular work in her hometown, Melbourne, Tash turned to busking on the street to make ends meet. In 2016 she received one million views in five days on a social-media post before winning the J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year. Her home recording of her track Jungle has received over 40 million views. Tash’s music has a deep awareness of the human condition, which is expressed through Tash’s gritty electro-groove-driven music. She is one of the most exciting solo artists performing today, and Tash’s gigs get hot

and grindy with mesmerising looping tracks. Tash’s Bluesfest performance was definitely a standout of the entire festival and her gig this time will no doubt be another level again beyond that. Don’t miss Tash Saltana to see this incredible musician crafting all-encompassing gritty, groove-driven soundscapes.

HOZIER DAVID GRAY

HOZIER Irish singer/songwriter Hozier returns again this year to Bluesfest. His blues-infused and darkly textured grooving rock’n’roll sound awarded him multi-platinum sales in the US and UK as well as multiple hundreds of millions of YouTube hits worldwide. Following his awarded 2013

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debut release Take Me To Church, his new EP Nina Cried Power featuring other Bluesfest 2019 performer Mavis Staples has been met with much critical acclaim. This year’s Bluesfest is one of his first stops on his world tour of the new EP. Not to be missed, Hozier’s lyrical dexterity and powerful blues-based ballad-style rock has the appeal of the dark and strangely comforting textures of room-filling minor-chord transitions and hooks. Familiar and yet completely different, Hozier’s music gives credence to Hoziers own quote: ‘There is absolutely no rock’n’roll without blues music’. As true today as it always was.

Nominated for a BAFTA for his soundtrack work on Amma Assante’s 2004 film A Way Of Life, as well as two Ivor Novello awards and a Q award, Gray’s ability to win awards is not limited to the obscure industry awards, having also been twice nominated for the coveted Brit Award and having received a Grammy nomination.

Don’t miss this huge rising star of Irish rock’n’roll. Headlining on the Crossroads stage before Iggy Pop, Hozier’s gig is sure to be breathtaking.

Returning to Australia after more than 10 years, Ray LaMontagne will be playing his debut performance at Bluesfest this year. Ray will be bringing what can only be described as an incredibly ‘beautiful’ voice with him and will work it through the highlights of his vast and varied career. Receiving critical acclaim across his homeland of the USA for his acoustic performances, Ray’s music is at once ethereal, open, and gentle with soaring lyrics and simple, mesmerisingly beautiful chord progressions.

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Gray has toured with Radiohead and The Dave Matthews Band and this year will be brining his folksy, lyrical rock to Bluesfest. ³ 7pm Monday, Mojo

RAY LAMONTAGNE

Five of LaMontagne’s seven albums have reached Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Ray’s 2010 album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise won the Grammy for Best Folk Album. Each release from his catalogue over the last 13 years carries its own character and feel. Ray’s vast sonic catalogue has been called everything from ‘a perfect throwback to the lost art of the album-length format’ from Entertainment Weekly to ‘epic and magical’ from Rolling Stone and ‘gorgeous and ambitious,’ from Esquire. Ray is like a gift from music heaven come to visit our damned Earth-bound souls to sing some soothing to us. A standout voice and songwriter whose quietness only added to his rich greatness, not to be missed at this year’s Bluesfest. ³ 5.15pm Monday, Mojo

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NORAH JONES Nine-times Grammy-award-winning, 50-millionalbum-selling, sultry, soulful, and owner of one of the most recognisable voices in contemporary music, the legendary Norah Jones tours to Bluesfest’s 30th anniversary this year to woo us with that incredible voice of hers. Ms Jones’s musical versatility seems to expand yearly, creating ever more interesting ways for us to enjoy her light touch and deft composition. Collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, OutKast, Ray Charles, and Foo Fighters, Jones is no stranger to the eclectic, having recently released a single, Wintertime, with Jeff Tweedy (Wilco). Jones’s most recent album sees her return to her jazz roots while weaving together the mainstays of American music, country, folk, rock, soul, jazz. A dark, lustrous, yet sparkly music gem sure to open hearts and bring tears this year at Bluesfest. ³ 6.30pm Friday at Crossroads stage

JULIA STONE The daughter of two folk musicians, and the fairer half of the 5-times Aria-award-winning Australian musical duo Angus and Julia Stone, Julia is no stranger to the stage, having started her performing as a primary school student being taught by her dad. Later credits include backing vocals for The Flaming Lips and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Her first solo album The Memory Machine was released in 2010 and an eye opener to the beautiful depth, dexterity, and versatility that Julia creates in her music and brings to the stage. She is currently working on her third solo album. Julia’s return to Bluesfest is a highly anticipated highlight for many of the Bluesfest devotees. ³ 3.45pm Monday at Mojo stage

KASEY CHAMBERS Twenty years after her first solo appearance at Bluesfest and the release of her ground-breaking debut album The Captain, Kasey Chambers readies herself for a fitting and prophetic

return to Bluesfest that will be both her 20th anniversary and Bluesfest’s 30th anniversary. In celebration she will appear for a first-time exclusive performance, playing the songs of The Captain alongside a ‘best of’ Kasey Chambers set. Chambers’s incredibly impressive list of album awards, double-platinum in Australia for The Captain, as well as Top 50 on the Billboard Country charts, ARIA Awards for Best Country Album and Best Female Artist, as well as 10 APRA Music Awards, and 12 more ARIA Awards, plus two Mo Awards, numerous CMAA Awards. Kasey will be playing a first-time exclusive performance of The Captain and a ‘best of’ Kasey Chambers set. Don’t miss seeing Kasey Chambers in this unique Bluesfest-only performance. ³ 7.30pm Friday at Crossroads stage

SNARKY PUPPY Wow! Snarky Puppy. The extraordinary fusion into fusion into fusion 19-piece band/ convergence of musicians from white and black America who have performed regularly with artists like Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kirk Franklin, Justin Timberlake, David Crosby, Roy Hargrove, and Marcus Miller are returning after their blowaway Bluesfest performance in 2017.

Byron’s very own globally acclaimed, awardwinning solo musician LUCY GALLANT is strumming riffs throughout international scenes with her well-honed songwriting, enchanting vocals, earnest storytelling, and infectious rhythms. In a fortuitous series of events, Lucy Gallant will be launching her album Darkness to Light upon the stages of Australia’s Byron Bay Bluefest this weekend with a 2pm show on Friday at the Mojo and a 2.45pm show on Monday at the Juke Joint. The lead single Not Normal is an exuberant declaration to live a life connected to a world in search of beauty’s various forms. Gallant’s eagerly awaited self-produced single Not Normal is out now on all streaming and online store platforms. The music on this track is an exotic cocktail of upbeat acoustic instruments and spacious electronica. Gallant’s vocals share similarities with the great Amy Winehouse and sharing in the worldly charm of Manu Chao. In 2017, a video of her singing Not Normal live on London’s Portobello Road went viral, with over two million views. Thousands of people sought a copy of the song, but Gallant had not yet recorded it. This inspired her to record not only that song but to produce an entire album. And so Darkness to Light was born, an album that dances across the earth’s

³ 5.15pm Friday, Jambalaya ³ 9.15pm Saturday, Crossroads

With more than 1,000 personally written songs in her arsenal, the British-born multi-instrumentalist is well known for instinctively fusing genres to produce her own eclectic sound. The singer/songwriter and producer has captivated audiences at nearly every major festival, including Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Art Basel in the USA and multiple times at the UK’s iconic Glastonbury Festival. She has just returned from LA after filming the music video for Not Normal shot by Robert Reed Altman, who is well respected in Hollywood and has worked on many great television programs and movies like Lost and Bones as director and head of photography. Also shot by Joel Prager, one of Hollywood’s best special effects programmers. Lucy is set to tour Mexico, Europe, Japan, and Australia this year and is overjoyed to be performing alongside Florence and The Machine and Foals at this year’s Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall, UK, and at Beautiful Days Festival in Devon, UK, alongside Ziggy Marley and The Levellers. Lucy Gallant is set to launch Darkness to Light at Bluesfest – not bad for an independent artist!

Snarky Puppy is set to tear the tent apart once again with their unique blend of jazz, funk, soul, blues, fusion; evolving / morphing / building / breathing / screaming compilations. Deep and rich, Snarky Puppy brings it from every angle and delivers a musical experience like no other. It’s hard to describe the result that this 20-piece unit puts out. Deft, nuanced, strong yet subtle and blown out. For the lovers of free-flowing music spreading and spanning genres, musical forms, time signals, and instruments, this is music in one if its most energetic and possibly avant-garde forms. Looking for something a little different this Bluesfest this year? Check these guys out. ³ 7pm Thursday, Crossroads

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Raised on the greats: John Lee Hooker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and T-Bone Walker in the heart of Texas, Gary Clark Jr fuses his deep blues influence with a love of classic hiphop, Jimmi Hendrix and contemporary soul. Called THE blues guitarist of our era, Gary Clark Jr will be demonstrating his rich and diverse musical expression at Bluesfest this year for the third time. His dynamic voice weaves between a husky blues and sweet angelic falsetto. With guitar licks screaming back to the names he listened to growing up, but with an edge to it, seemingly channelling the hip-hop greats of more recent times. Uncovered during Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2010, Gary Clark Jr has garnered millions of fans since with many more arriving into his fold every day. For blues fans Gary Clark Jr is a must-see. ³ 8.30pm Friday, Mojo stage ³ 8pm Sunday, Mojo stage ³ 5–6pm Friday and at ABC Best of Bluesfest on Juke Joint stage

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Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, warned the world by Twitter in 2017 that his artistic expression was about to take a turn: ‘Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders.’ Since then Shakey has been getting weirder and more wonderful by the track. Referring to his latest album Can’t Wake Up, The Austin native was making a point about his ambitious, audacious work heralding in an artistic metamorphosis. For an artist whose risk-taking in painting outside the lines has been rewarded tenfold. We’re looking forward to seeing him perform this eclectic album as well as other musical musings Shakey has been up to. ³ 5pm Friday at Crossroads stage ³ 2pm Sunday at Mojo stage

SIX60 New Zealand’s internationally touring and 50,000-seat stadium-selling-out band Six60 is coming to play Bluesfest this year. Since releasing their debut album in 2011, the band have received multiple accolades in New Zealand and remain New Zealand’s highest-selling artists EVER, with 12 singles going platinum or better and their two albums both quadruple platinum! Now eight years in, Six60 is a seasoned live act with performances at big global festivals such as Glastonbury, SXSW, and The Great Escape under their belts. Their latest album SIX60 spent 104 weeks in the Top 20 chart. Obviously greatly loved by their New Zealand cousins, definitely an act to check out this year. ³ 9pm Thursday, Mojo Stage

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS Classic R&B blues Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are bringing their seven-piece soul band to Bluesfest again touring a new album and a bigger Australian audience. Reinventing their style in 2015 to better suit live performance, Nathaniel Rateliff (known as a party animal on stage) offers a unique live experience of their rocky / country / soul bringing out the best of their frontman’s husky, sixties-styled, gospeltouched voice. A special treat at this year’s Bluesfest. ³ 6.30pm Sunday at Mojo stage ³ 5.30pm at Crossroads stage

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RUSSELL MORRIS

has a staggering 50 years and counting in the music industry. His new album Black and Blue Heart was released earlier this month and was produced by Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning and Nick DiDia. Making this new album was the end result of what Morris calls losing his way. ‘I wanted to do something; you lose your way. It happens in the music business. What you do is you become successful. And you write a successful song. And then you go, “Wow, that’s great”. So you write another one along the same lines. And then you write another and that becomes your formula. And you can look at all the acts, all the peers around my time and everyone, really. They have a formula and they don’t change. And it’s like you’ve learnt to do this dance. You’ve learnt to do the tango. And

KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS Making their Bluesfest debut, this year Kurt Vile & The Violators forging a strong solo career and releasing his sixth album, B’lieve I’m Going Down in 2015, the former War On Drugs lead guitarist has since released his latest album Lotta Sea Lice, which has cemented this position as an adult in the alternative scene. This multiinstrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and record producer grew up with the influences of Beck, Pavement, Neil Young, and Tom Petty. With both his solo and band projects simultaneously rising in popularity, Vile decided to focus in on his solo career, the commitment paying off with the single Pretty Pimping off his previous album B’lieve I’m Going Down providing him with his best chart success to date.

you’re really good at it and you perfect it and you perfect it and you perfect it and you perfect it. And you’re dancing, you’re getting better and better and better and better but people are bored with it after a while. ‘So I did, I thought, a number of really great albums that sank without a trace. And I thought, “People don’t wanna

know about me any more. I don’t care what I wanna do. I’ve had my time in the sun and I’m really grateful for what I’ve had.” I thought, “What I’m gonna do is go back to the music that started me in the music business, the music that I really love.” Which was blues and rhythm and blues and a bit of funk. Some of the Motown stuff. That’s how that album

came about. The Sharkmouth album and then Van Diemen’s and then Red Dirt – Red Heart. And it was almost like I went back to the fountain of youth, the elixir, and I drank from the waters and I went back to what I started with. And it gave me new insight.’

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Starting off in 1994 with with self-titled release under his newly coined Keb’ Mo’ moniker, Keb’ Mo’ has over the years proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels.

Michael and Tanya Trotter, the heart behind War and Treaty, spread their infectious joy with their live shows as well as their album Healing Tide.

He quickly become a powerhouse in the alternative Americana scene. Great fun act. Make sure you check out Kurt Vile and The Violators.

A rare gift to Bluesfest audiences, this American roots-music troubadour is destined to wow his audiences here as he does worldwide.

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‘I decided I wanted to do something that was a little bit more electric and a little bit more, yeah, just probably a bit more powerful… just ’cause I hadn’t done anything like that for a long time. And I thought, “I just want an album…” There are some ballads on it, but also I’ve got some songs on there that are really right in your face. And that’s what I wanted to do and I’ve just finished that. ‘The album was originally called The Fat Man and the Priest, because that’s one of the songs on the album. It’s about them

turning up on this guy’s porch and saying, “Listen, you’re an immoral character and we’re standing on the moral high ground so we’re taking part of your soul. Because you’re taking a pound of flesh because you have to pay for your sins.” But I had the photo on the front of a fat man and a priest and the record company got really jittery and said, “With the way things are with what’s going on, we don’t want anyone to have an excuse for not playing the album.” So I said, “Oh, Jesus. Alright.” We took one of the other titles, which was Black and Blue Heart.’ Russell Morris, playing some of the old stuff and some of the new stuff at Bluesfest!

That’s when Morris decided to work with Bernard Fanning

KEB MO (SOLO)

After 14 albums, garnering him four Grammy awards and a producer/engineer/artist Grammy certificate as well as 11 Grammy nominations, including Country Song of the Year for I Hope, cowritten with The Dixie Chicks. Keb’ has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and six BMI Awards for his work in TV and film. Over the past twenty-five years, Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances.

and Nick DiDia, who produced Powderfinger, Rage Against the Machine, and lots more.

Gospel- and soul-infused and harking back to the funky soul-filled days of Ray Charles, Al Green, and Marvin Gaye. The outfit born from Michael’s improbable musical Iraqi war story. Produced by Buddy Miller, funky basslines, keys, lap steel, acoustic strings, and stripped-down percussion create a swampy Southern soul bed for the couple’s transcendent vocals. Coming to Bluesfest this year in the desire to have audiences feel like they care. ³ 4.30pm Thursday, Delta

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An initiative of Bluesfest director Peter Noble and Rhoda Roberts, a Bundjalung woman and festival director, Boomerang is an experience of living cultures through traditional and contemporary music, featuring some of the world’s oldest instruments, dance, and rituals along with traditional arts practices and workshops that focus on mother tongues and first instruments. Nestled within Bluesfest, Boomerang is a celebration of our first-nation artists – a festival within a festival. Running Friday till Sunday.

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In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the ‘fresh new prince’. Raised in the remote NT communities of Yurrwi and Maningrida, 22-year-old Danzal Baker, aka Baker Boy, raps in Yolngu Matha language representing his bloodlines. A strikingly talented artist on an undeniable rise. What seems to be a whirlwind of success since the debut of Cloud 9 in May 2017, the young star has manifested into a full-blown Cyclone Baker. After infiltrating the Triple J crew with an instant full-rotation addition and prospering in their appraisals, Baker Boy’s

YOTHU YINDI & THE TREATY PROJECT career has dropped into 6th gear with singles Marryuna, Mr La Di Da Di and Black Magic. Baker Boy is known as a multi-talented, multilingual artist, working across rap, dance, acting, and graffiti, and he hopes to inspire younger generations to embrace their culture and become leaders in their communities. Baker Boy has the industry talking, and is fast becoming one of this country’s greatest hip-hop stars. Since of his debut song Cloud 9 in May 2017 Baker Boy has won over 21 key awards across the country and played a multitude of prime festival slots (70+ gigs and festivals). ³ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

YOTHU YINDI & THE TREATY PROJECT Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project was initially launched in 2017, to celebrate the release of the 25th anniversary remix pack of Yothu Yindi’s Treaty and raise awareness for the need for treaty with Australia’s First Nations people. In this exciting new, electronica-driven formation, founding members of Yothu Yindi – Witiyana Marika, Stu Kellaway, and Kevin Malngay Yunupingu – are joined onstage by former band members and popular Indigenous singer/songwriters. The group also features cabaret artist Kamahi Djordon King and emerging Yolngu singers Yirrnga Yunupingu and Yimila Gurruwiwi.

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Rounding out the lineup is multi-instrumentalist Ania Reynolds (the current musical director of Circus Oz), Kellaway’s son Roy on guitar, along with DJ/producer Gavin Campbell on additional percussion and the Toraiz SP-16 sampler.

Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project features original Yothu Yindi members, along with emerging First Nations artists and special guests performing new remixes of classic Yothu Yindi hits (courtesy of producers Nubreed, Lostep, and Filthy Lucre), plus brand-new material, all with an electronic twist in a cross-generational celebration of cultural diversity. ³ Saturday and Sunday

ARCHIE ROACH Making a very welcome return to Bluesfest 2019 is Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist Archie Roach. Archie’s career has spanned three decades and his work has been recognised locally and internally in both mainstream and Indigenous circles. Over the many years of his successful career he has shared the stage with some of the world’s most iconic artists including the late Leonard Cohen, Rodriguez, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, and Patti Smith. His music speaks the stories of his people, of this land, and of the human condition. ³ Saturday and Sunday

MOJO JUJU Melbourne-based singer Mojo Juju is making a welcome return to Bluesfest for the 30th anniversary celebration. Mojo Juju has been called many things and yet she is forever hard to define. By her own explanation, Mojo has never felt comfortable with being categorised and is increasingly deliberate in avoiding labels and defying genres. As a result, it is only in experiencing her live shows that one can begin to understand the full breadth of this dynamic artist with Aboriginal (Wiradjuri) and Filipino heritage. ³ Saturday and Monday

BENNY WALKER Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for people, the land, summer vibes, and deep grooves that reach the soul. Capturing hearts with darker tracks reflecting a shadowy side, Benny’s killer voice and songwriting talents have impressed audiences far and wide. ³ Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

DOBBY Dobby is a rapper, drummer, speaker, and workshop facilitator. Aged 24, he proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, whose family is from Brewarrina on Ngemba land, and is a member of the Murrawarri Republic in Weilmoringle, NSW. He is also a skilled composer, and is the 2017 recipient for the bi-annual Peter Sculthorpe Fellowship. Dobby’s musical training began at age seven. He studied classical piano and achieved AMEB grade 6 and grade 2 musicianship. At age 14 he learned jazz drumkit, and in 2012 performed as part of the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music in California and Nevada, USA. Dobby has completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of NSW, and an Indigenous Studies Honours (focusing on Aboriginal hip-hop music) in 2015. Dobby released his self-titled Dobby EP in September 2018, which he wrote and produced. The Dobby EP tour kicked off with a loud bang, making rapid waves in the Australian music scene. With incredible shows at BIGSOUND, Sydney Opera House, and Surry Hills Festival, Dobby left people screaming for more (literally). His live shows consist of his jumping between the drums and mic, while also incorporating piano and live drum pads, and is accompanied by incredible turntablist Diola. ³ Friday and Saturday

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MISSION SONGS BROTHERHOOD PROJECT OF BLUES Jessie Lloyd’s profoundly moving and important Mission Songs Project reveals what daily life was like for Indigenous Australians on Christian missions and staterun settlements. Through the discovery of rare secular songs that were sung after church, audiences can gain a deeper understanding about the history of elders, families and communities, from cultural identity to love and loss. Mission Songs Project features Jessie Lloyd, Emma Donovan, and Deline Briscoe and is an initiative to revive contemporary Australian Indigenous songs from 1900 to 1999, focusing on the Christian missions, state-run settlements, and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated. Searching for the secular songs that were sung after church, Mission Songs Project looks to explore the day-to-day life of the mission days, from cultural identity to love and loss. These unique songs consist of almostforgotten stories that can now shed light into the history of our Indigenous elders, families and communities. An award-winning composer, performer, and creative entrepreneur, Jessie Lloyd is a cultural practitioner of Indigenous music and song. Dedicated to the continuation of story and song through the performance of Indigenous music, Jessie has travelled Australia in search of hidden songs to present this rare and unique Indigenous narrative. ³ Sunday and Monday

Fronted by three talented, young, Aboriginal men, Brotherhood of the Blues is a 10-piece band built on friendship, passion and, of course, a shared love of music. Luke Murray, John Cieslak, and Zac Paden met at RED Inc, a local disability service provider in Lismore, and started writing songs together based on their own life experiences. In 2014, the band caught the attention of renowned producer Anthony Lycenko, who provided a space at Studio 301 in Byron Bay and bonded with Brotherhood of the Blues over the process of recording their debut EP. It was the EP, which sold out at the CD launch, and the band’s successful performances at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 that have propelled Brotherhood of the Blues from the unknown and proved they are a talent to watch. Over the past two years, the band has been busy working on their documentary, Access All Areas, which explores the incredible Brotherhood of the Blues journey and some of the challenges artists living with a disability face, as well as writing and recording their new full-length album Right Back Home, both of which are to be released this year.

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TENZIN CHOEGYAL MUGGERA Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan DANCERS artist, composer, activist, musical director, and cultural ambassador. Born to a family of Tibetan nomads, Tenzin Choegyal proudly continues the unbroken nomadic lineage that is central to his musical repertoire. His musical collaborations with classical string ensembles and African, Indian, Indigenous Australian, and Mongolian musicians, resulting in many innovative and evocative performances. While it is vital to keep these Tibetan musical traditions alive, Tenzin also believes an even more precious legacy is that of Tibetan warm-heartedness, as personified by Tibet’s spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tenzin has released six independent albums and recently collaborated with Philip Glass on the score for the film The Last Dalai Lama? With Laurie Anderson, Tenzin is now working on an interpretation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead to be release by the Smithsonian Institution in 2019.

In 2015 Darren Compton and Jacqui Cornforth founded Muggera Dancers, a family group who pride themselves on their cultural knowledge and professionalism. The members of Muggera come from a long line of cultural leaders, songmen, worldclass dancers and didgeridoo players with a formidable respect for culture. All members of Muggera have been performing and sharing their culture for many years and have been guided by their elders over many decades. Muggera has ongoing support from community and family elders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to share culture, establish the Muggera Dance group, and set a new standard for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performance and engagement in Australia.

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TE KOPERE JUGAN DANDI MAORI HEALING WEAVERS Under the guidance of healer Christine Bullock, New Zealand’s Rongoa Maori is the traditional healing system of Maori. It focuses on the oral transmission of knowledge, diversity of practice, and the spiritual dimension of health. Rongoa Maori encompasses herbal remedies, physical therapies, and spiritual healing. Experience the real art of Rongoa Maori Healing at Boomerang. Maori are indigenous to Aotearoa New Zealand and at Boomerang Festival you will have the opportunity to take part in some very special workshops that will have you walk away feeling focused and centred. They can be found at the Boomerang area.

When you weave you have an instant connection to country as you’re using local flora, hearing age-old stories, and reflecting. Weaving is an important cultural practice for both men and women. Intricately woven fibre baskets were traditionally highly prized for their practicality, and today treasured for their aesthetic excellence. Participants will learn the basic technique of varying styles from coiling to matting while developing an understanding of cultural importance of weaving and fishing techniques used by the Aboriginal community in this region. Weave a bracelet, basket, mat, and or a simple net to catch fish. Open to all ages. Relax and join the weaving circle daily. An awesome time to hear stories and connect with culture, and chill out at the same time!

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12 Ivory Curl Place, Bangalow Situated in a highly sought after area of Bangalow. - well-appointed family home - 3 double bedrooms with the master featuring a walk-in robe and en suite. - Large open plan living with high ceilings and separate media/office room. - Landscaped gardens and just metres to local park.

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Direct golf course access and views of the lake, fairway and green make this property special. Sit on the veranda and enjoy the manicured outlook of the 4th hole, including the waterways surrounding the green. Open plan living, dining and kitchen merge together and flow out on to the back veranda. In the kitchen there are stone benchtops, induction cooktop and an internal laundry. Louvred windows bring in the breezes from the rear of the property. The large family bathroom is stylish with separate bath and shower. The master bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Two further bedrooms are well sized, one with a built in robe, the other with expansive golf course views. Well established trees and plants in the grounds make the property private from neighbours. A double garage and off-street parking for another two cars makes this home perfect for the modern family or a golf enthusiast! Open: By appointment only Contact: Todd Buckland - 0408 966 421 Byron Shire Real Estate

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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: By appointment only Contact: Todd Buckland 0408 966 421 Byron Shire Real Estate

This is where the bush meets the beach! The three bedroom timber home is full of rustic charm and has a large timber deck on the northern side where you can relax in peace with wildlife all around. There are high raked timber lined ceilings and a wood heater in the living room plus beautiful stained glass throughout. Having one acre gives you plenty of space for any extra options you may desire. Work from home from the large 7m x 14m Colorbond shed. There is a double garage with 3 phase power and a workshop which is attached to the frame of the old studio. The property is on a sealed road, with town water connected. Skinners Shoot is a desirable location on the edge of Byron Bay, only moments from the CBD and the beaches.

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Lot 13 Roundhouse Place, Ocean Shores A rare elevated vacant parcel with panoramic views of the ocean, valley and hills. Architect designed plans have already been approved by council which take full advantage of the outlook and north aspect. Call to meet onsite and inspect.

34 Natan Court, Ocean Shores Best value home within an easy stroll of the sand of South Golden Beach. This little gem sits near the canal and reserve in a peaceful cul de sac. A family friendly property with openplan living area, covered outdoor entertaining & fully fenced backyard.

33 Rangal Road, Ocean Shores 5-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.

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Love your golf? Simply open the back gate of this renovated, modern family home and you’re right on the Championship Ocean Shores Country Club. • Stunning contemporary kitchen • Sparkling inground pool with tiled undercover area • Double garage with storage + side access • 854mw block with fenced backyard • Sleek, easy care tiles throughout the living areas

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74 PARKWAY DRIVE, EWINGSDALE SOLD $1,750,000

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Property

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FOR SALE

30 ST HELENA ROAD MCLEODS SHOOT

With inspiring spectacular views over the ocean from the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse in the east to the mountains in the north this superb contemporary home offers a rare lifestyle opportunity. Enjoy the picturesque country setting and space with the convenience of easy access to Byron Bay and Bangalow.

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0411 757 425 tim@millerrealestate.com.au millerrealestate.com.au

6680 1100 7/84 Rajah Rd Ocean Shores

6684 3300

79 Burringbar St Mullumbimby

4 Bed, 2 Bath, 4 Car

$1,089,000

SET IN STONE 4 Woggoon Terrace, OCEAN SHORES It is our pleasure to introduce you to this quality, master craftsman, spacious showpiece home set on a near level, elevated 1442 m2 cul-de-sac block offering superb ridgeline views. This unique 4 bedroom Ocean Shores home has undergone renovations adding a twist of modernity whilst retaining its original classic features. With a hand crafted stone fire place as the central piece of the sunken living area and stone feature exterior walls complemented with cedar cladding and new render, soaring ceilings with exposed beams, timber flooring throughout and tiled kitchen/dining area with under floor heating, this home offers luxury, comfort, space and privacy on another level.

Danny Thompson 0414 274 740 danny@chincogan.com.au

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FOR SALE

The Mill Yard, Mullumbimby

NOW SELLING OFF THE PLAN

Artist Impression Only

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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.

CALL US TODAY

MARK COCHRANE 0416 142 663 mark@promullum.com.au

6684 2615

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

PROPERTY ID 1015733

PAUL EATWELL 0414 466 111 paul@promullum.com.au

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)&"%*/(ÂŞ(3&"50110356/*5: Brunswick Heads 13A Byron Street Yes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brick and retro, Wow, what a location overlooking a nature reserve, short stroll to town & river, a pleasant surprise when you enter, high ceilings, walk-in robe, en-suite, 2 separate living spaces, big covered patio, rear lane access, fenced and pet friendly, 3 bedrooms & much more! If you are looking for the last property in this price range in down town, Brunswick Heads to put your infusion on this is a must to inspect.

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KIAORA - YESTERYEAR CHARM & ELEGANCE Brunswick Heads 30 The Terrace A landmark building, Kiaora is one of Brunswick Headsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; original block of flats built in the 1940s, consisting of 2 flats downstairs: a 1 bedroom & a 2 bedroom. Upstairs is an era perfect and stylish renovated residence, so TVOGJMMFE MJHIU ÂŞSJHIUZFUUIFFMFHBODFJTBTFYQFDUFE from a building of her age. On the lane is a garage & studio featuring recycled timbers and iron to continue capturing the essence of the era. Desirable location, East side on the only one-way street in Brunswick Heads and less than 5 mins walk to town & BQQSPYNGSPNUIFSJWFS

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WATER WATER WATERFRONT Ocean Shores 25 Natan Court

Grab your surfboard, step over the bridge, paddle out, get some waves, call into the SGB store have a feed then head home to your own piece of paradise. Manicured grounds, fully fenced, kid and pet friendly yard, large covered outdoor entertaining area, a big shed and workshop, veggie patch & a neat tidy well maintained 3 bedroom, flood-free house.

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A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS Ocean Shores 15 Mundurra Avenue A large elevated block with an opportunity to do a strata subdivision or dual occupancy. The street is in a quite leafy area of Ocean Shores with a north aspect, free from flood and fire. The current house has the ability to be used as one home or divided in to two dwellings. The 974m2 property is located in a quiet, no through road, with leafy surrounds, is handy to shops, beaches, schools and golf.

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200 St Helena Road, Mcleods Shoot

$4,500,000

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85 Parkway Drive, Ewingsdale

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23 Philip Street, South Golden Beach

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday 12.30pm – 1.00pm Michele Jackson 0407 906 301

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38 North Head Road, New Brighton

12 Casons Road, New Brighton

$499,000

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday 1.30pm – 2.00pm Michele Jackson 0407 906 301

8 Canowindra Court, South Golden Beach

• ŝƌĞĐƚƌŝǀĞƌĨƌŽŶƚĂŐĞƚŽƟĚĂů Marshalls Creek. • ĐƌŽƐƐƚŚĞƌŽĂĚĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƉƌŝƐƟŶĞ ƐƵƌĮŶŐďĞĂĐŚŽĨEĞǁƌŝŐŚƚŽŶ • 639m2 vacant block of land perfect for the weekend getaway. • Family friendly community ĐŽŶƐŝƐƟŶŐŽĨůŽĐĂůĨĂƌŵĞƌƐ markets, children’s play park, sports grounds, café, general ƐƚŽƌĞͬƉŽƐƚŽĸ ĐĞ͘

20 Broadway Lane, Burringbar

$1,167,100

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78 Howards Road, Burringbar

$820,000

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday 11.30am – 12.00pm Michele Jackson 0407 906 301

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Open For Inspection Byron and Beyond Real Estate • 2 Links Street, Banora Point. Sat 10–10.30am • 78 Howard Road, Burringbar. Sat 11.30–12pm   • 62 New Brighton Road, New Brighton. Sat 12.30–1pm • 12 Casons Lane, New Brighton. Sat 1.30–2pm Byron Bay First National • 11/41–43 Shirley Street, Byron Bay. Wed 12–12.30pm • 11 Ironbark Avenue, Byron Bay. Wed 1–1.30pm • 44 Argyle Street, Mullumbimby. Wed 3.30–4pm • 5 Chinbible Avenue, Mullumbimby. Thu 9–9.30am • 11 Ironbark Avenue, Byron Bay. Thu 11–11.30am • 86 Brushbox Drive, Mullumbimby. Thu 12–12.30pm • 20 Azalea Street, Mullumbimby. Thu 1–1.30pm • 1/70 Ballina Street, Lennox Head. Thu 1–1.30pm • 31 Smith Street, Clunes. Thu 2–2.30pm • 21B Beech Drive, Suffolk Park. Thu 2–2.30pm • Lot 20/31 Hayters Drive, Suffolk Park. Thu 3–3.30pm • 44 Argyle Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 10–10.30am • 1 Ribbonwood Place, Suffolk Park. Sat 11–11.30am • 62 Nashua Road, Fernleigh. Sat 11–11.30am • 29 Blue Seas Parade, Lennox Head. Sat 11–11.30am • 86 Brushbox Drive, Mullumbimby. Sat 12–12.30pm Elders Brunswick Valley • 10/20 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 10–10.30am • 2 Booyun Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 10–10.30am • 4/22 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 10.30–11am • 9/1 Langi Place, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 7 Byron Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 11–11.30am • 3A Langi Place, Ocean Shores. Sat 11.30am–12pm • 100 Argyle Street, Mullumbimby. Sat 12.30–1pm

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LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads • 45 Helen Street, South Golden Beach. Thu 11–11.30am • 25 Natan Court, Ocean Shores. Thu 12–12.30pm • 45 Helen Street, South Golden Beach. Sat 10–10.30am • 24 Warrambool Road, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am • 25 Natan Court, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 36 Yamble Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 13a Byron Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 12–12.30pm • 15 Mundurra Avenue, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 30 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads. Sat 1–1.30pm Professionals & Mark Cochrane Mullumbimby • 4 Brushtail Court, Pottsville. Sat 11–11.45am Raine & Horne Ocean Shores • 128 Riveroak Drive, Murwillumbah. Sat 10–10.30am • 56 Narooma Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am • 46 Banool Circuit, Ocean Shores. Sat 11.30am–12pm • Lot 5 Apo Street, Goonellabah. Sat 12–2pm • 6A & 6B Goondooloo Drive, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm • 17B Royal Drive, South Golden Beach. Sat 1–1.30pm Scot Fuller Real Estate • 12 Ivory Curl Place, Bangalow. Sat 10–10.30am Tim Miller Real Estate • 1 Strong Road, Corndale. Sat 10–10.30am • 30 St Helena Road, McLeods Shoot. Sat 11.30am–12pm

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Elders Brunswick Valley • 7 Byron Street, Brunswick Heads • 10/20 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads. $695,000 • 3A Langi Place, Ocean Shores Katrina Beohm Real Estate • 163 Lismore Road, Bangalow. $1.78 million Professionals & Mark Cochrane Mullumbimby • Lot 2, Coopers Lane West, Main Arm. $990,000 – $1,085,000 • 4 Brushtail Court, Pottsville. $757,000 Raine & Horne Ocean Shores • 110 Youngs Road, Limpinwood • 48 Booyong Place, Nobbys Creek Scot Fuller Real Estate • 12 Ivory Curl Place, Bangalow. $850,000 – $935,000

Auctions Byron Bay First National • 122 Stuart St, Mullumbimby. Auction Sat 4 May 10am. Guide $1.1m

Byron Shire Real Estate • 4 Kuringai Way, Ocean Shores. $675,000

Elders Brunswick Valley • 7 Byron Street, Brunswick Heads. Sat 4 May 12.30pm on site • 3A Langi Place, Ocean Shores. Sat 18 May 1pm on site

Byron Bay First National • 86 Brushbox Drive, Mullumbimby. $1.2m – $1.3m • Lot 102 Hutley Drive, Lennox Head. $425,000 – $445,000

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Byron Beer Festival is back Following last year’s sellout inaugural Byron Beer Festival, organisers are gearing up for the second event to be held on Saturday 4 May. ‘We’ve teamed up again with the superfriendly Sun Bistro and twenty-two of the best craft breweries from around the country,’ said festival organiser and manager of The Sun Bottlo Julz Recsei. ‘It will be a monumental day for sampling craft beer and cider, as well as our local rum and gin.’ Building on its early success, the event will showcase over 85 beers and ciders including the launch on the day of some special limited-release beers. Husk Distillers and Cape Byron Distillery will be in on the action, demonstrating why their agricole rum and range of gins are winning awards across the globe. The family-friendly Sun Bistro will have a shaded chillout area, play area, and Shorty Brown to entertain the kids. Adults can kick back to live music from Dan Hannaford while they graze from The Sun’s tasting menu and the region’s bestloved food trucks. There will be live brewing demonstrations, games, prizes, raffles, and a barber from The Department of Simple Things to attend to trimming. Plenty of free parking will be provided at the Elements of Byron overflow carpark, plus extra solar train services will operate on the day between North Beach Station opposite The Sun Bistro and the Byron town centre.

There are still some tickets to the Byron Beer Festival dinner, to be held today Wednesday 17th at The Sun Bistro. Enjoy three courses matched with six limitedrelease specialty brews from Stone & Wood, Balter Brewery, and Yullis Brewery. Tickets $47 plus booking fee from The Sun Bistro – 6685 6500.

Beer Fest 101 Sunday 4 May 11am–5pm Sun Bistro, 61 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay 22 craft breweries, two distilleries Limited-release beers launched on the day Ticket includes four sample-drink tokens and return solar-train ride. Kids’ entertainment, live music Gourmet food trucks Tickets $50 from The Sun Bottlo or www. byronbeerfestival.com.au ‘There is so much more awareness of and interest in brewing these days,’ said Julz Recsei, who stocks over 150 craft beers from Australia and around the world at The Sun Bottlo. ‘We hold our own here in Australia. We’re always putting ourselves down but our brewers are among the world’s best. So this event is about celebrating that achievement.’ Festival tickets, priced at $50, include four sample drinks and a return solar-train ride. Under-18s accompanying responsible adults are free. Tickets can be purchased from The Sun Bottlo or www.byronbeerfestival.com.au.

Taste: Young Henrys, Yulli’s Brews, Granite Belt Cider Company, Stone & Wood, The Welders Dog Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Fixation Brewing Company, Brookies Gin, Six String Brewing Co, Parrot Dog, Black Hops Brewery, Sea Legs Brewing Co, Philter Brewing, Newstead Brewing Co, Lost Palms, Byron Bay Brewery, Husk Distillers, Green Beacon Brewing Co, Cloudy Lobo Ciders, K Booch Alcoholic Kombucha (yes, really), The Grifter Brewing Co, Insel-Brauerei, Brick Lane Brewing Community, Balter, New Belgium Brewing, and Seven Mile Brewing Co, who collaborated with The Sun Bistro to create a special Eclipse Brown Ale for the festival.

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Ciao, Stefano! Stefano Bastianel was born in Genova (Genoa), Italy’s sixth-largest city, a port that is not only home to a wonderful heritage of trading but also to labyrinthine medieval alleyways and striking architecture. He has updated the historical Genovese trading methods to the modern era with his online business the Byron Bay Italian Grocer, but it’s still Italian at heart. Not only was Stefano 100 per cent made in Italy, but he’s also been working as pizza-maker for twenty years and is very passionate about food, particularly Italian food. So much so that for the past year he has been working with a group of Italian companies that prepare Italian products for him on demand, just for the Australian market, to maximise the freshness and goodness of his 100 per cent Italian-made products, made in Italy from Italian ingredients. This means that Stefano can import authentic Italian food for us to use on our Australian dinner tables… and if that doesn’t sound Italian enough for you, I’m not sure what would – he’s even got a map of Italy on his van! Stefano’s actually been living in Byron Bay since 2010, so Byronians can rest assured we can get vegan, gluten-free, or organic options as well as

an artisanal product made using solar power and spring water! And if you order online wholesale or retail you might even get your free local delivery in his stylish black van. As a local, you might have seen some of his Italian products at La Bottega di Peppe pizza in the industrial estate, Pizza Paradiso in Suffolk Park, or the IGA Express at Salt Village. Or, you might have seen him making pizzas at Pizza Paradiso (and before that at Slice), selling local Italian fresh cheese from Byron Bay Mozzarella, or at the Byron Bay Market (first Sunday) or the Kingscliff Beachside Market (second and fourth Sundays). If you do see him, say Ciao! Or, better still, buy a taste of Italy from his online store: http://byronbayitaliangrocerystore. com.au info@byronbayitaliangrocerystore. com.au.

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There are three reasons why Baylato’s opening at The Farm makes perfect sense. The first is that the gelati and desserts will be served from the restored Dairy Bails, the place where cows were milked. ‘It’s a 100-year-old building,’ says Paola Zlatar, Baylato’s owner, who notes that, though not all her offerings will be dairy based (vegans or those who eat dairy free will be well catered for with sorbets), the symbolism is perfect. Paola and her daughter at Baylato at The Farm – supplied The second reason is that Paola used to be a vet, so she adores the idea of being at The Farm with its pigs and chickens nearby. Paola’s treats have been available for a month or so from the The third is that she is super-keen to start introducing Baylato van and service from the Dairy Bails will start over produce from The Farm into her yummy treats. ‘Whether these school holidays. ‘I finally have a home in Byron,’ says that’s kale into green smoothies, or eggs or berries for the Paola. ice-cream,’ she says. Baylato (a fusion of Bay and gelato has become a fixture of the Baylato: Open at The Farm, Ewingsdale Road, Mon–Fri 10–3, Wekeends and holidays 9–4. baylato.com.au, 0415 679 452. Byron market and events scene, with the cute-as-a-button pink-striped van serving ice-cream, gelato, smoothies, pancakes, poffertjes (the little Dutch pancakes that I call ‘proffertigees’ and Paola says many people call ‘profiteroles’), bliss-balls, and other healthy treats. Ice-cream tacos (made By S Haslam from a waffle mixture) are the newest item on the menu. The Baylato van will remain in operation (including at BluesDid you know that you can go to an Italian supermarfest) and Paola also has a shipping-container storefront at Eat ket and buy cavallo (horse) flavoured baby food? ItalStreet in Brisbane (going under the name of Byron Gelato). ian babies are introduced to more adult flavours, as It was coming to The Farm as a mum that sparked Paola’s well as the standard baby fare, at an age when their interest in this new venture. ‘The Farm is such a beautiful Aussie counterparts are enduring prune and what I’d place and I wanted to create an additional space, especially call ‘bitter carrot’, after making the mistake of trying for parents to sit while their kids play,’ she says. ‘As a mumma, one of the healthier Australian-made options our that’s what I thought was missing.’ baby was rejecting. But even if you’re tempted, you Paola has set up new tables under shelter at the front of the can’t buy this particular product from the Byron Bay Dairy Bails – the perfect spot next to the playground. Parents are Italian Grocer! welcome to bring their coffee down from the Three Blue Ducks.

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Bespoke Tex-Mex El Camino Cantina is bringing a bespoke Tex-Mex experience to Byron Bay at midday on Thursday 25 April when it opens for business in the new retail, dining, and entertainment precinct, Mercato on Byron. A four-day launch weekend from Thursday 25 April till Sunday 28 April features all-day $2 tacos and happy hour from 4pm till 6pm each day. El Camino’s famous margaritas are served frozen or on the rocks, and in a rainbow of flavours: classic, strawberry, mango, and tropical Red Bull. Guests can indulge in complimentary refillable baskets of tortilla chips and salsas, served from converted Chevvy trucks, as they buckle in for a festive, music-fuelled Tex-Mex ride. El Camino Cantina will donate $1 from every full-price margarita sold over the four-day launch weekend to The Byron Bay Community Benefit Fund, with the donation supporting the homeless. Over the launch period, customers will go into a draw to win one of 25 limited-edition, signed screenprints by Australian punk music and surf art icon Ben Brown, who has created El Camino Cantina’s floor-to-ceiling mural of boardshort- and bikini-clad skeletons surfing The Pass, which is an eye-catching feature of the restaurant. Located on Level 1 of Mercato on Byron, El Camino Cantina has created 40 full-time and casual positions and has supported the local economy by engaging around 30 professionals and tradespeople on the project. The creator of the El Camino Cantina concept, Texan and Rockpool Dining Group chief executive off icer Thomas Pash, said there was an exciting food scene in and around Byron Bay, to which El Camino Cantina would contribute a unique, value-driven dining experience. ‘We are humbled to be opening in the iconic destination of Byron Bay with its exciting and burgeoning food scene,’ Mr Pash said. ‘We’re committed to working with the local community via our charitable endeavours and are proud to offer excellent career development opportunities, including training programs that prepare employees to lead our

restaurant and kitchen teams, both locally and interstate.’ El Camino Cantina is unashamedly Tex-Mex, which is short for Texan-Mexican, and distinct from true Mexican cuisine. Humming with trademark cool tunes, and colourful sombreros, the eclectic cantina accommodates 250 diners, including 130 seated on a spacious balcony overlooking Jonson Street, where customers can enjoy Byron’s balmy ambience. A value-packed, crowd-pleasing menu caters to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diners. Tortillas are housemade daily and complimentary bottomless chips and salsas are available all day. Signature dishes include a selection of soft-shell tacos stuffed with seven flavour combinations, including mushrooms with chipotle coleslaw, yoghurt and scallions, and beer-battered barramundi doused with green mango salsa and jalapeño aioli. Other must-try dishes include crisp quesadillas, hot buffalo wings, jalapeño poppers and queso blanco, which can be topped with chilli con carne, salsa fresca, or pickled jalapeños. El Camino Cantina’s unmissable daily deals include happy hour every weekday from 4pm till 6pm, $2 taco Tuesdays, 10-cent buffalo wings every Wednesday, half-price fajitas on Thursdays, and a $15 burrito-and-beer weekday lunch special. The quintessential Tex-Mex experience extends to the drink menu, which heroes El Camino Cantina’s signature, machine-blended margaritas. A new, limited-edition ’rita is unveiled each month. Beer lovers can cruise through a selection of Australian craft and flagship Mexican draught and bottled cervezas. A fusion of urban chic and coastal cool, El Camino Cantina evokes a sense of playfulness. El Camino Cantina: 108–114 Jonson St, Byron Bay elcaminocantina.com.au

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The Lismore Eats Monthly Food Market For the past seven months, Lismore has been enjoying a rotating range of food stalls at the region’s first dedicated food market. On the final Friday of each month a lovely crowd gathers at Lismore Showground to sample a new range of our region’s finest food vendors. If you feel like you’ve seen it all in markets, why not take a trip to Lismore and sample something out of your local comfort zone? Part of the reason for its popularity is that there is always something different at Lismore Eats. Lismore Eats is owned and operated by Jacob Stone, a local event organiser who has been working in various capacities in the events industry for the past thirteen years. This is the first event he has started from the ground up. ‘I started Lismore Eats after noticing the popularity of the AugustSeptember rush of food festivals and talking to locals about the need for a more regular event, one that could be enjoyed all year round,’ Jacob said. ‘So far, the event has been really well received by the locals, with some now making it their monthly dinner with friends.’ Lismore Eats has live music, onsite parking, and free entry. Additionally, partnering with Northern Rivers Jumping brings a new ride every month for the children. The next Lismore Eats is on Friday 26 April 2019 and will feature a range of stallholders, live music by Luke Vassella, children’s rides, and the Jom Makam Burger Challenge. To stay up to date about the range of stallholders make sure you visit www.lismoreeats. com or search Lismore Eats on Facebook!

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Three Blue Ducks Three Blue Ducks in Byron Bay have your Easter plans sorted this long weekend plus an Easter egg hunt at 10am and 1pm. The Ducks will be offering their usual delicious menu, with added specials and of course hot cross buns. All weekend (Friday–Monday) specials at Byron Bay will include: • Ploughmans – salami, chicken rillette, cheeses, pickles, mustard, olives, breads • Local spanner crab w/ roasted chilli, black pepper & charred lime • Lamb shoulder to share (2kg) w/ roasting juices, Farm vegetables **Three Blue Ducks’ hot cross buns will also be available to purchase for $4.50 each. For all reservations, call 9389 0010.

A first for the shire’s residents & visitors, who rarely get to sample Ben Shewry’s food, the renowned chef in the kitchen at Melbourne’s Attica restaurant, which reached No. 20 this year on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list will be at Harvest Newrybar. On Wednesday 1 May 2019 only, Ben Shewry will be joining head chef Alastair Waddell and wild food researcher Peter Hardwick foraging in the Byron hinterland before compiling a bespoke menu exploring Australia’s underutilised native ingredients. ‘We’re really excited to be working with one of Australia’s culinary icons and looking forward to seeing what creations Ben comes up with after sampling our unique ingredients’, said Alastair. French winemaker Louis Costa has created a special range of AURUM Modern Mead using ancient mead-making techniques and featuring local Australian honey alongside native ingredients (including strawberry gum, rosella flower, and feral guava leaf) for the occasion too. harvestnewrybar.com.au

There’s nothing better than finding a business that you feel shares your values. Not only do you ‘click’ with their product, but you feel good supporting them because, after a while, you come to trust that they are at least trying to do the right thing by their staff and suppliers. Whether you value ‘green’, ‘organic’, ‘sustainable’ produce, or seek some other positive change in society, Byron has always had some strong leaders in the field. For Bun Coffee’s David Kennedy, who roasts Fair Trade, organic, single-origin and Rainforest Alliance coffees sourced from all over the world in his Byron premises, the main question in adopting more ethical business practices has always been, ‘Why wouldn’t you?’ ‘When I am at the roaster, my sole focus is on producing the very freshest, most flavoursome coffee for the actual drinker,’ says David. ‘It’s my passion. I love to see people trying a single origin, or one of my unique blends, at our roastery door.’ But a great deal of thought goes into selecting which hessian sacks of beans arrive at the roastery door, and how the farmers and other producers of those beans are treated by suppliers. ‘There are roughly 25 million smallholder coffee-plantation farmers,’ says David. ‘It’s about creating stable prices, decent working conditions, empowerment of farmers and workers, better environmental practices, and regeneration of resources to help make the coffee industry we love so much more sustainable and viable in the long term. ‘We offer over 40 single-origin coffees – I started doing that in 1989 but I think the coffee drinkers have now come to value that connection to the regions and the growers. We have been the chosen supplier at Bluesfest since 2012, and owing to the high turnover we don’t do single origin, but rather our 100 per cent Certified Organic Coffee. And, unlike other coffee cups that can’t be recycled in the yellow bins, all the takeaway cups and lids are fully compostable and biodegradable in the green bins. If you like the coffee, which is now sold around the world, you can order it online (free delivery within Australia when you spend $100 or more!) or at their premises at 1A Banksia Dr, Byron Arts & Industry Estate (Mon–Fri 8am–4pm). buncoffee.com.au

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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.

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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

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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!

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ALL YOUR NORTH COAST ENTERTAINMENT ISSUE# 33.45 APRIL 17 – 23, 2019 Editor : Mandy Nolan Editorial/gigs : gigs@echo.net.au Copy deadline: 5pm each Friday Advertising : adcopy@echo.net.au P : 02 6684 1777 W : echo.net.au/entertainment

EAGER TO SING THE BLUES GOT CASS EAGER WHEN SHE WAS JUST 16… AND IT WAS HERE, IN BYRON BAY, DOWN AT OUR LOCAL FOOTY FIELD WHERE IT HAPPENED.

ENTERTAINMENT Well, it was Bluesfest and Cass remembers it well. ‘I was 16 and I remember coming with my friends, and RL Burnside played in the Juke Joint. It had become this hot, sweaty version of a dance club. It is still one of my all-time favourite gigs. RL Burnside has this way of getting people into a groove!’ Getting people into a groove has been Cass’s calling ever since. ‘I pretty well work with men all the time! They become family. I did go out with a couple but that ended in disaster, but I married one, and he is family now!’ That’s husband and drummer John Howls, who plays in a band called Chase the Sun. He also plays with his wife Cass. With two small children and two touring musician parents, a week in the Eager/Howls household is like a game of logistical gymnastics! ‘We share a calendar’, laughs Cass. ‘It’s first in best dressed. Sometimes we go and play the same festival, but we try to negotiate who plays when!’ Cass has a refreshingly easy approach to music. It comes when people are confident. When they know what they are doing.

‘My whole career I have never been weird or uptight about the music being tight. It’s about what happens when people do what they do best. I just did a festival in Melbourne and there was a new drummer who played for the first time, and he said, ‘That was so much fun!’ I have always done that. There are so many amazing musicians out there. The groove is fresh! I love the beauty of playing live. It’s the magic of the moment; it’s always changing!’ So whether she’s with her band The Velvet Rope or playing solo Cass is passionate about giving audiences a unique and authentic experience of her music. ‘I love doing band shows. I love doing solo shows,’ she says. ‘For solo shows I tend to talk more and tell stories. I want to make my audience laugh so I will do whatever I can to get rid of that barrier between me and them. That’s the beauty of music. It’s the purpose of any musician or songwriter to connect with people. You want to play your songs for other people because you want to connect and you want to remove that barrier, and when you do it’s a beautiful thing.’ Playing Blues On Broadbeach, Cass will be there with the band she calls ‘my core brothers’.

‘I have been playing with them now for 10 years. So they will be sweet. You have to keep it interesting for yourself – that’s part of the experience too. I live for those magic moments that aren’t about the whole song, just when a bit of a song really resonates with the audience.’ Cass is currently in a very prolific songwriting phase. It’s no wonder: in a few months she’ll be heading to LA to record. It came after she asked, ‘What’s next? How can I change things up? ‘I found a licensing agent in LA who pitches songs for TV, film, and ads, and I started digging into my songwriting, so she’s signed me for a few songs. I was there recently as part of a showcase where I was part of a tribe of songwriters there. They all support each other. I have never been into co-writing but now I’m doing it on Skype pretty regularly! It’s fantastic.’ At the moment Cass is writing two songs a week; one she writes for herself and the other she writes as part of what’s called The Song Game. ‘There’re only 10 people in it at once. Every Monday you get sent a word and you have to submit your song the following Monday. It can just be on your phone, but if you don’t do it you

lose your spot. It keeps you writing; without a deadline there’s always a reason to do it next week. I set this as a challenge for myself!’ She’s been described as ‘Janis Joplin and Ben Harper’s love child’, and her whisky-soaked voice is lauded all over the country. She’s been a finalist for Best Group and Best Female Vocalist in the Australian Blues ‘Chain’ Awards and Best Blues/Roots Artist in the MusicOz Awards. Cass’s EP Down On My Knees was voted Top 10 Album of the year in Rhythms magazine. But she still has those moments… ‘The critic in my head sometimes asks who are you kidding? You don’t deserve this gig! I went out with a comedian once who said there’s a line where most people live – they live on a line so they don’t see it. Anyone who wants to write or be creative has to have a distance away from a line, to get a perspective about what they are commenting on. I thought that was kind of beautiful.’ That comedian was Carl Barron. He certainly knows a thing or two about commenting on ‘the line’! Cass Eager and The Velvet Rope play Blues on Broadbeach, 16–19 May. For more info go to bluesonbroadbeach.com.

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JULIAN ASSANGE: WHEN THE TRUTH WON’T SET YOU FREE Who is fighting for Julian Assange? No-one. Not even his cat. In fact people seem to have more concern about his cat’s whereabouts than where he’s going. Isn’t the truth supposed to set you free? If so, it’s certainly not working for Julian. With his reputation tarnished by allegations of rape and, thanks to the Ecuadorian Embassy, now smeared with catshit, the public have lost affection for the man who should have been their albino hacking hero. The Australian government pretend he doesn’t exist. Julian who? They abandoned him years ago. I mean, shouldn’t we be proud? He’s more famous than Kylie. Shouldn’t we celebrate the courage of this son of puppeteering parents who grew up in Terania Street in Lismore, who attended Goolmangar Public School and later took his leftie peace activism a little further than chaining himself to a tree or signing a petition outside Woolies. In our democracy it’s okay to march – well, if you have a permit. And yes you can protest, but do it nicely. You can WANT to change the world, but for FUCKS SAKE DON’T actually do it! Don’t show the world that one man (or woman) CAN threaten governments! If people find out the TRUTH is more powerful than BOMBS, then what will terrorists do next? Julian not only talked the talk, he walked the walk so hard he had to bunker down in British Ecuadorian Embassy. The embassy of a government who seven years ago had a president with strong antiAmerican sentiments. They were happy to have Assange with his FUCK YOU finger pressed up against the window in the Ecuadorian Big Brother house! With our reputation for having our Aussie nose rammed fair and square in the anus of the US an Aussie PM was never going to bring him home. World governments can deal with acts of violence or mobilise rhetoric around what they call ‘terrorism’, but what brings them to their knees is when the public finds out what they have REALLY been up to. That’s what WikiLeaks does. As the founder of WikiLeaks, a rogue disruptor that doesn’t play the game, Assange made himself no-one’s ally, no-one’s friend. It’s a dangerous game to be without allegiance. It’s like turning all the bikie gangs against you at the same time. You’re Dead. The only allegiance for Assange has been to the truth. WikiLeaks’ philosophy was about getting the truth out there, regardless of fear or favour. As a leftie I was completely on Team Assange until the historical Swedish allegations of rape. These were dropped, but have been reinstated. To be fair the original accusation was a request for Assange to have an STD test following unprotected consensual sex. The case was upgraded to rape by a specific high-ranking Swedish prosecutor who is now pushing for the rape case to be heard. It was dropped because of the statute of limitations on the allegations but are now to be reinstated. I’ve never seen the world’s governments care so much about pursuing a charge. It certainly didn’t impact on Judge Kavanaugh’s acceptance into the US Supreme Court. Twenty-three women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct. Apparently all 23 of these woman are ‘liars’. Is the US using Swedish laws to jockey the MeToo movement to destroy the reputation of a man who continues to expose them? It can’t be a co-incidence that Sweden has an extradition arrangement with the US. Am I being a conspiracist by believing that the best way to lose the support of the world’s lefties, particularly the world’s women is to brand him a rapist? I mean how do you turn the women of the world against a bloke? Tell them he’s a rapist AND he doesn’t clean up after himself! When Assange is tried in the US he could face the death penalty. The last thing they want is a Truth Martyr on their hands. Who would believe the WikiLeaks of a rapist? Seem far fetched? Let’s revisit the damage he did to the US back in 2010. Assange was responsible for the release of the Afghanistan War Diary, a collection of 90,000 mainly US government documents relating to the military engagement of Allied forces in Afghanistan. He also revealed footage of American soldiers murdering innocent Iraqi civilians. And so the new Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno kicks Assange out for being a bad houseguest? For not changing his cat’s kitty litter? Assange didn’t help himself by leaking documents that imply the new president’s brother may have profited from offshore accounts in the Panama. The Brit judge called him narcissistic, but wouldn’t that mean acting in self-interest? If anything, he’s into some impressive self-sabotage. And wouldn’t it have been in his interests not to piss off the US Democrats? WikiLeaks released the stolen emails related to Hilary Clinton’s campaign, causing Trump to declare ‘I love WikiLeaks!’. Weirdly now he says ‘I know nothing about WikiLeaks’. To the US he’s the most dangerous man on the planet. More dangerous than Bin Laden ever was. And he doesn’t even have a gun. Truth is the only bomb that will bring down governments. Stop swallowing the bullshit. We have an election five weeks away. Which party will fight for truth? Which party will bring Assange home?

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live music BELLO’S MUSICAL OFFERING! Bello Winter Music is just a few months aways so start getting familiar with some of the amazing talent that is on offer at the cosiest festival on the calendar. Meet Nadia Reid. Auckland-born, Dunedin-raised Nadia Reid has attained global success off the back of her first two albums: Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs (2015) and Preservation (2017). 2017 saw Nadia perform over 100 shows, touring through Australasia, Europe, and the United States with high-profile appearances at coveted arts and music festivals like Green Man and End Of The Road Festival. Success was measured through sellout shows in key markets such as London, Paris, Sydney, and Melbourne, media appearances on the likes of  BBC’s Later… with Jools Holland, Spotify streams reaching 17.38 million plays, #2 in Mojo magazine for Album of the Year, and in New Zealand as a finalist for both the Silver Scrolls Awards (2017) and the Taite Prize (2016 and 2018). This year Nadia is working on her third record, due for release in September 2019. 

Then there’s Bullhorn – formed in 2011, this brass-based, MC-led explosion combine virtuosic musicianship, crazy arrangements, catchy grooves, and upbeat rhythms to whip the audience into a veritable frenzy. Their presence is formidable; armed with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums, the mighty sousaphone, and the massive presence of Roman MC. As Bullhorn starts to play, audiences will experience intoxicating grooves and huge rumbling sounds around them as they descend into a world of sonic textures created live, acoustic, and real. And check out Pony Face, the magnetic fivepiece who have established themselves as one of the most revered and beloved bands in the Melbourne music scene. Their sound is mesmerising and immersive: creating layers of hypnotising electric guitar textures around deep driving bass grooves, with echoes from the Badlands. With the recent addition of ARIA Awarding-winning guitarist/producer Shane O’Mara, the band has a dazzling energy that captivates both intimate rooms and expansive festivals. And what about Emily Wurramara – the Groote Eylandt-viaBrisbane singer/songwriter  who released  her debut EP  Black Smoke in 2016, containing stories from her heart and childhood sung in both English and her traditional language Anindilyakwa; the EP stunned listeners across the country and saw Emily tour both nationally and internationally. Two years on, with a child of her own and a world of wisdom at her feet, Emily Wurramara has officially announced the long-awaited release of her debut album Milyakburra. Milyakburra was nominated for a 2018 ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album and four 2019 Queensland Music Award nominations including Album of the Year. This year sees Emily playing alongside the likes of Dan Sultan, Archie Roach, and Nahko and The Medicine People – definitely one not to be missed! Just some of the acts at Bello Winter Music in Bellingen, 11–14 July. Tix on sale now at bellowintermusic.com.

CHARISMATIC, CLASSICAL AND CELTIC! When you put together three brilliant tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling classical, folk, Irish, Gaelic and pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick-witted banter, you have The Celtic Tenors. The charismatic globe-trotting trio, the most successful classical crossover artists ever to have come out of Ireland, are returning to Australia in May 2019. They just sing songs they love, and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about the music, the harmonies, and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! While each of The Celtic Tenors have been influenced by the musical traditions from their own individual parts of Ireland, Daryl Simpson, James Nelson, and Matthew Gilsenan show great flexibility in melding their voices to suit the appropriate genres. The Celtic Tenors will also perform The Irish Songbook on their 2019 Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, You Raise Me Up and many more favourites. With a polished international reputation and over a million album sales worldwide, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range, and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

‘Three separately and distinctive classically trained tenors, who when they come together are a superbly flawless unit. They combine the high standards of operatic singing with a delightfully informal sense of fun.’ (The Irish Examiner) ‘The finest version of Danny Boy I have ever heard.’ (US former president Bill Clinton) They are at Byron Theatre Friday 17 May. Get your tickets now at byroncentre.com. au

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THE LAST BREAKFAST AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE MUSICAL MISFITS BUTTERFINGERS ARE BACK, BREAKING HEARTS AND BONES WITH THE 15 YEARS OF FATBOYS NATIONAL TOUR. THESE AUSSIE HIP-HOP/FUNK/PUNK/ REGGAE/POP/ROCK ROYALTY HAIL FROM BRISVEGAS, AND AS SELF-PROCLAIMED, NON-GENRE-CONFORMING FOURPIECE THEY’LL BE HITTING THE HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN TO PLAY THE LAST OF THEIR TOUR PLAYING TRACKS FROM THEIR HUGELY SUCCESSFUL DEBUT ALBUM BREAKFAST AT FATBOYS. Evil Eddie, or ‘Eddie’ as I refer to him (I just find it hard to say ‘so Evil Eddie’…) reckons the change in technology has really meant they can play their Fatboys live like they never have before. ‘On the original album tour we couldn’t do all the songs. But sampling technology has changed and now we have Fresh Violet on the tour, so she can do the parts for the female MC on the tracks. We couldn’t do that before, and now we have her we can do the whole album, start to finish in the order it appears on the album. ‘We used to have all our stuff on a keyboard and every sound we used was a different key. Now we are working with loops and triggering whole sections to run with a click. It’s still organic, but whenever a loop gets triggered it resets every time. It’s not like a backing track that is exactly the same every time; we have a variation in tempo and within a single song it can change with the audience, you can just feel it,’ says Eddie. ‘Audience engagement is key and Butterfingers love nothing more than vibing off the energy of a room. ‘For example in Get up Out of the Dirt we usually break it down in the middle,’ says Eddie, ‘and talk to the crowd to get a bit of a game happening. Sometimes it takes longer to explain so you just use as many bars as you need. You can drag sections out.’ As the MC Eddie is charged with remembering an enormous amount. It’s something that comes naturally, but there are times when the words just don’t come! ‘I sometimes forget the words with the song Everytime. It has a repetitive setup and no linear story. When we first wrote it I never had a problem and then three or four shows in every single show I screwed up! It just wasn’t in my brain. I don’t know why. I feel like I have used that neural pathway so much I just burnt it out. Luckily I can hold the mic out and the audience knows what comes next!’

Butterfingers have just been nominated for a Queensland Music Award for their video Bullet to the Head. Songwriting is something that Eddie says the band approach in various ways but that when he has a pretty strong idea, he nails it before he takes it to the band. ‘I write everything from the drum to the keys and the vocals. The bones will stay the same, and of course the flourishes will be different. I want to get it as good as I can. You find spaces for extra stuff in the jam room.’ So how does he know if the song he has written has legs? Eddie runs it past his girlfriend. She’s got a good ear for a song that’s gonna fly.

BRIT COMICS TAKE BYRON!

BEST OF THE BRITISH IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SHOWS AT COMEDY FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD. FROM MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL TO EDINBURGH FRINGE, THROWING TOGETHER A BUNCH OF BRIT JOKESTERS HAS BEEN A CROWD PLEASER, AND IS THE REASON WHY COMEDIAN AND CURATOR OF THE SHOW DAN WILLIS CONTINUES WITH THE WINNING FORMULA. DAN HEADLINES MAJOR FESTIVALS HIMSELF, AND WON THE TIME OUT COMP AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL BACK IN 2001, CHANGING HIS LIFE FOREVER, SAYING GOODBYE TO LIFE AS A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER TO LIFE AS A FULL TIME WORLD-TRAVELLING COMEDIAN! DAN SPOKE WITH THE ECHO ABOUT BEST OF BRITISH, ONE OF THE HEADLINE SHOWS AT BYRON COMEDY FEST IN MAY.! What is it about Brit comics that sets them apart? I was told years ago that the funniest standup comedy is made from ‘tragedy plus delivery’, and for a race, we Brits are a grumpy bunch; we used to rule a third of the world and all of the waves. Now we get to live in one of the most cramped and damp countries on the planet… And we bloody love it! We are proud of everything British! We invented most sports and the rest of the world routinely slaps our arse, yet we still believe that we’re the best. Now that’s true optimism mixed with tragedy, so if you get the hang of the delivery, you’re slap on the money! Does where you come from really influence your style of humour? Environment is always going to affect what you’re talking about. If you’re raised on a pirate ship, and everyone knows you were

‘Sometimes, you lose perspective,’ says Eddie, ‘especially when you are working on something for a while it’s hard to be objective. My girlfriend is completely unmusical; if she likes it the radio probably likes it. She likes stuff that is more commercial. If she says this is a good song it does well. It annoys me when she doesn’t like something!’ The upcoming show at the Hotel Great Northern is going to be pretty special. ‘It’s the last show on the tour,’ says Eddie, ‘so it will be a party. We play the album start to finish, mostly the same as the record, but we have added a few extra things; it’s all in order. And this time we are filming and recording it. We recorded our show at the Zoo – we got the footage but the audio didn’t come out – it was heartbreaking, so we are doing it again. We have played so many shows on the tour, so this one is gonna be all muscle memory and it’s flowing, it is going to be nice to capture the last one!’ Butterfingers, 15 years of Fatboys at the Hotel Great Northern on Friday 26 August – show 8pm, tix on northern. oztix.com.au. $35.20

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26 April - 17 May 2019

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raised on a pirate ship, then you do a full tour without mentioning the pirate ship, there’re gonna be a lot of disappointed Pirate fans out there. Tell me a little about the history of Best of British. Where did it originate, and what are you doing with the show this year? The show started at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2006, mainly in a response to there being no real representative of the British Comedy Circuit here. If a comedian had some success, they’d fly them out and put on a solo show. But that’s not how the circuit works in the UK. If you go to The Comedy Store in London, you see four amazing acts and an MC. So I simply tried to recreate that in Australia with comedians who are worldclass laugh-a-second quality. I fly them in, put them on, the crowd goes crazy, we have some beers, sleep and repeat. What’s your fave ever Best of British show? We had a show a while back that was made up of Sarah Millican, Russell Kane, Jimeoin, and Terry Alderton, all on the same bill, all of whom regularly make the top ten list of world-class comedians, but add to that Jack Dee and Tim Vine being in the audience, it was just off the hook! You live here now. What’s it like being a Brit comic in Aus? Why did you decide to live here? How has your life changed? I moved for a simple reason: I met my wife, and as she’d already spent three years living in my home town of Newcastle Upon Tyne, I felt it was my turn to drag my bum across the world. I now live in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast. It is absolutely paradise – though of course, I do miss the wet, wind, and dark clouds of the northeast of England. My life has changed in a few ways: I now know what it feels like to have sunlight, and also I fly way more than before. In the UK I’d just drive to a gig; over here I have to fly everywhere; an average commute for me could be Brisbane to Perth, do three gigs, then fly back. It’s a big change from doing the Newcastle to Edinburgh run! What should we expect for Best of Brit Comedy at the Byron Comedy Fest? An evening of world-class comedy, no risk involved at all. The comedians we are bringing have done thousands of gigs. Along with me the show also features Jeff Green, a bloody comedy legend, and Bob Franklin, a man who’s never shaken when stirred. Byron Comedy Fest presents Best of British! Two shows – Friday and Saturday 17 & 18 May at the Byron Surf Club. Tix are $40.

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A STUDIO OF HER OWN

Bangalow fine artist Karena Wynn-Moylan’s will be one of the 26 artist studios you can visit over the weekends of the Byron, Ballina and Beyond Open Studios Art Trail. Held over two weekends – 27/28 April and 4/5 May, 10am–4pm, you can visit her studio at 3 Market Street, Bangalow, to gain an insight into the creative process. Karena is using the occasion to have an ‘up to 50 per cent off ’ sale of earlier work so she can make room for new exhibition work. ‘It’s a wonderful chance to connect with art lovers, old friends, new buyers, and gain feedback and responses to one’s work. I am looking forward to seeing lots of visitors over the two weekends,’ she says. To see some of the work she has on sale go to www.studiosale.bravesites.com.

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WHEN NORPA FIRST STAGED DREAMLAND AT EUREKA HALL IN 2016 ALMOST TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE FLOCKED TO SEE IT AND IT SOLD OUT IN RECORD TIME. THE SEASON HAD TO BE EXTENDED BY MANY WEEKS, MAKING IT ONE OF THE THEATRE COMPANY’S MOST-LOVED ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS. DIRECTED AND DEVISED BY NORPA ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JULIAN LOUIS WITH WRITER JANIS BALODIS AND A MULTITALENTED CAST, DREAMLAND HAS BEEN RE-IMAGINED FOR THE BANGALOW A&I HALL. JULIAN LOUIS, NORPA’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SPOKE WITH THE ECHO.

If our country halls could talk, what would they tell us? That people need places to gather – to celebrate, to dance, to applaud, laugh and cry together. That people drink as much at wakes as at weddings and that dancing can be as good as sex. That dancing was once in pairs and now we thrash about on our own. That there was a time when you could dance with another’s partner without jealousy. That good bands get people dancing. In Dreamland dance is both a metaphor and a theme. Dreamland tells the story of generations of people who have moved to this area. What is the attraction, do you think? People have moved to this area for many different reasons but if there is a common thread, I guess it’s about carving out your own path and building something of your own – a house, a lifestyle, a business, a creative endeavour. In Dreamland we meet a couple who move here for their ‘dream’ life, but it’s not working out that way. How does Dreamland bring the different performance streams together, ie dance, live music, physical theatre, etc? We weave it all together in Dreamland ! Any show that tells the stories of our country halls has to include music and dance. So many of these halls hosted regular Friday and Saturday night dances, this is where the community came together; love was often found on the dancefloor. The live music in Dreamland transports the action across time from the 1940s to the present day. What is it about site-specific work that excites you as a director? What is it that excites an audience, do you think? It’s how the audience meets the works that excites me. It’s seeing the audience in this place on this night, coming

together to hear a story being told. It’s a thrill to enter any space that isn’t normally a theatre and see it transformed. The site itself becomes part of the story and the experience. Our amazing production team led by Karl Johnson are going to transform Bangalow A&I Hall for Dreamland like never seen before. It will be like entering a dreamland! What should local audiences expect? If they’ve seen the show at Eureka will they be getting something different? In Dreamland you can expect to see characters you know and ones you’ve heard about, and maybe you will see yourself. You’ll see a bit of theatre magic with lots of laughs; you’ll hear brilliant music; and you’ll see seven kinds of dancing – you may even grace the floor yourself! If you saw Dreamland at Eureka Hall you’ll be getting a much bigger, better show. As with any site-specific work the character of the space itself plays a huge role. Whereas Eureka Hall was tiny and intimate, Bangalow A&I Hall has a different charm – it has grandeur – and we are having a lot of fun incorporating that into the show. Some of the narrative elements have changed, particularly with the Showman character played by Kirk Page; his character still sings ‘dream’ songs across time but he has new influence in the show’s action. Staging the show again with the same cast has given us this wonderful opportunity to improve, refine, and spark new ideas. This incarnation of the live band is bigger and led by the wonderful Barry Hill, with Sue Simpson playing violin and the saw! As well as Hugo Jones and Angus Fletcher, two local musical prodigies from SCU. The band play jazz from the 40s to Jimi Hendrix to Beyoncé! Book now to avoid missing out. 15–25 May at Bangalow A&I Hall. Tickets $25–49. Bookings to norpa.org.au.

BOOKWORMS & PAPERMITES The ancient art of hot-wax painting will be on display at Piccolo Gallery in Billinudgel next week, at the launch of Skyward, a solo exhibition by Bangalow artist Tanya Ogilvie-White. Twenty-four pieces of Tanya’s artwork, all of which highlight the ethereal beauty of Byron Shire’s wildlife, will be on display in the gallery, where the artist will give a talk about the hot-wax process, which involves burning layers of wax, oils, and other materials onto wood using live flames. The event will be a first on three counts: Tanya’s first solo exhibition since moving to the Shire in 2017; Piccolo Gallery’s first event since recovering from last year’s serious floods in Billinudgel, and the first time there has been a dedicated exhibition featuring hot-wax painting techniques in the Byron Shire. The Skyward launch takes place at 6pm on Friday 26 April at Piccolo Gallery, 7/10 Wilfred Street, Billinudgel (Tel: 6680 3444). Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Please come along and experience the magic of hotwax painting, and if you can’t make it to the launch, take the chance to see the exhibition, which runs until 17 May.

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KELLY’S HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING WITH BRIAN DONOVAN

HILARY’S HOME Hilary Herrmann presents work from her private space at Ninbella Gallery in Bangalow. She says, ‘My home is a private space brim full of collections and memories. It is eclectic and pell-mell, a snug haunt offering of both shelter and retreat. I like to organise my space, sweeping, decluttering, rehanging, papers blown asunder by the breeze; meanwhile allowing the hairy old dog to secretly chew its bone on woven rugs and the restless chickens to roost on the corner of the couch – a daily egg and unhouse-trained behaviours. ‘I see my home as following the same rhythm as my painting process: considered, rambling, ever in flux, and not particularly obeying rules but pursuing a personal aesthetic. ‘My father’s cedar roll-top desk; artworks by my friends; obscure objects collected over many decades; goldencrusted Russian icons; bark paintings; the first drawings of my daughter. Flowers in gifted vases; fruit, vegetables and herbs laying in an array of assorted bowls. Cobwebs in every corner and the elusive tawny frogmouths taking shelter on my easel. All a part of my day. ‘I see my home as a rambling history, with visible and invisible connections. In this space is my mother’s glance, my father’s presence, memories of friends past and present, creatures and their abundant songs… so much joy and today the sound of rain. A place to keep the madness and devils away, keep the cruel and mean and thoughtless away. ‘Sanctuary of most, if possible…’ The warmth and joy of Hilary’s home is present in her beautiful whimsical paintings. They are on show at Ninbella in Bangalow.

Brian, an aspiring actor, leaves his hometown of Buffalo, NY, in the hopes of making it big in Los Angeles. As the years pass, Brian lands roles and experiences the Hollywood lifestyle, but he misses his loving sister Kelly, whom he left behind. Kelly, who was born with Down Syndrome and still lives at home with their parents, wants to follow in her big brother’s footsteps but is relegated to assembly-line work and performing in her bedroom. To quell Kelly’s frustrations and to fill the absence of her in his life, Brian decides to bring Kelly out to Hollywood every winter to share in the dream. When Brian becomes more serious with his girlfriend, Tempany, Kelly becomes increasingly jealous and Brian is faced with a decision he’s tried to avoid: to continue to fulfill Kelly’s escalating aspirations or advance the relationship of his new, fledgling romance. Faced with boundary ultimatums from Tempany, and health complications with Kelly, Brian works frantically to find balance between the two. When Kelly’s condition plummets, Brian desperately tries to fulfil her last wish of performing in front of a live audience. But will they be able to pull it off? And will Brian’s own dream of marrying Tempany survive?

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BRUNS PICTURE HOUSE TURNS 3! Easter weekend marks the third birthday for the much-loved Brunswick Picture House. They’re having a long weekend of fabulous events and everyone is invited! Starting with the very exciting premiere of new kid on the block, Picture House Circus Bonanza, we have all the irrepressible skill, energy, and excitement of Cheeky, but we leave the sauce on the hot dogs, making this one for the whole family. Circus Bonanza is presented by the Spaghetti Circus, where five girls in two acts join an exciting cast of international performers in macro, dance, and circus. The MC for the show is 13-year-old Aquila, who will also take part in the show; some might know him from his band Loose Content, who won the band section at Mullum Music Festival last year. That show is at 2pm and tix are $18–25 with family of four for $75. Then at 7pm there’s Lis Lea’s Red – a special dance event that the critics are raving about. Arts Review raved, ‘How remarkable that such a painful affliction could inspire such a beautiful work as Red, a remarkably coherent, powerful, and moving dancetheatre work’. Red is a one-woman show that is powerful, fearless and definitely something you won’t forget. Tix for this show are $25/30. Then there’s the incredible Cheeky Cabaret happening on Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. Direct from Vegas, founding member of La Soiree, international superstar Mario Queen of the Circus will grace us with his show-stopping presence. In this all-new show, the crew from Bruns Picture House definitely take the sauce back off the hot dogs and remind you why Cheeky is still the hottest ticket in town. Tix are $40/45 on Saturday and $35/40 on Sunday. And on Sunday at 2pm birthday celebrations come to a close with an Easter egg hunt in the magical garden followed by the highly anticipated Jugg Life, an explosive fusion of dynamic live percussion and relentless energy with the breathtaking skills of two of Australia’s best jugglers and winners of the prestigious Gasworks Circus Showdown. The Easter egg hunt is free, and Jugg Life is $20/$25 with a family of four $80.

ROSIE PROJECT AUTHOR TALK I absolutely loved The Rosie Project. It was one of those books that would take me by surprise every page and have me bursting out laughing. I was reading it on a plane and I couldn’t contain myself. I just kept laughing. It made the woman next to me uncomfortable. Then jealous. In the end when I finished the book I just gave it to her. Then she started laughing. Find out about what inspired the book and how one of the most loved Australian book series sold almost five million copies of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect in more than 40 countries and had 62 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The movie rights were purchased by Sony Pictures.

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Author Graeme Simsion has just released The Rosie Result: Genetics professor Don Tillman and medical

researcher Rosie Jarman spent a decade in New York. Now they’re back in Australia, and they’re about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward and not fitting in. Don’s spent a lifetime trying to fit in – so who better to teach Hudson the skills he needs? The Hudson Project will require the help of friends old and new, force Don to decide how much to guide Hudson, and how much to let him be himself, and raise some significant questions about his own identity. ‘The idea for The Rosie Result came from readers asking for a prequel – a novel about Don Tillman as a child,’ Simsion says. ‘But he grew up in the 80s, when things were different, and I wanted

to get people thinking about how a kid like Don would be treated today. ‘Luckily, Don has a son, Hudson, who is now eleven. Hudson is experiencing much the same problems as Don had at school – as a nerd, an outsider and, possibly, undiagnosed autistim. ‘I’ve done my best to write a book that will make readers laugh but that is also moving.’ Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters, The Rosie Result is the triumphant finale of Simsion’s smash-hit trilogy. Hear how this IT consultant became a world-famous author when he is hosted by The Friends of the Library for an author talk at the Byron Library on 30 April. Tix are $15 at Bangalow Newsagency or byronbayfol.com.

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TALKING ’BOUT MY REGENERATION! Last week the Palace Cinema in Byron Bay opened with a packed VIP screening of award-winning director Damon Gameau’s (That Sugar Film) latest work 2040. Now’s your chance to see the film that has everyone talking. Rather than chasing the usual dystopian view of our future, the film embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet, and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. It is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important now. Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations. Drawing on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, and sustainability, 2040 maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future. Aimed at a broad audience that includes children and their parents, the film delivers serious information with irreverence and

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STOP ADANI CONVOY COMING TO TOWN humour. Experts are shrunk into scenes to emphasise a point, animation makes the invisible visible, and visual effects show how scaling these solutions by 2040 will positively affect our lives and our planet. This rich visual approach, combined with the structure of an intimate letter to a daughter from her father, allows for lightness and cheekiness, ensuring the film is both entertaining and educational, with the end goal being to inspire action and change. Many academics believe that people become inactive or paralysed on this topic because it all just feels too overwhelming and alarming. 2040 is an aspirational film full of hope about the possibility of making changes that will shift the course for humanity and the planet. This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible. Palace Byron Bay Cinemas will screen 2040 on Tuesday 23 April at 6.30 and 8pm. Each session will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Mandy Nolan with Damon Gameau and local experts in regenerative farming and the new economy. Tickets on sale now at www.palacecinemas.com.au.

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The Bob Brown Stop Adani Convoy is stopping right in Mullum on Easter Sunday. The fact that Bob Brown, along with tens of thousands of concerned citizens, is undertaking a 20day convoy across four states and the ACT, speaks volumes about the importance of this issue. It is a mobilisation against environmental destruction – an act of protection for the future of our planet. The convoy departs from Hobart and participants are picked up in the convoy en route… including Hobart, Melbourne, Albury, Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Mullumbimby, Brisbane, Yeppoon, Airlie Beach, Mackay, the Galilee Basin, and Canberra. Rallies will be held in these places along the way. What Northern Rivers folk may not know is that a powerful group of young people will join the convoy from Mullum, co-creating grassroots media and a palette of visual, musical, and critical responses to cover the biggest environmental event since the Franklin Dam blockade. They have a passionate energy to protect our planet, water, air, land, and all living beings. These young activists are angry that the Morrison government has caved in, rushing through water approvals and giving the final federal approval to allow the Adani project to progress. They understand that the project now sits with the Queensland government and they also understand the power of community pressure. They are speaking up, showing up and creating a response. These young people support First Nations sovereignty, connecting with local Indigenous people and reinforcing that First Nations peoples’ rights have been denied if a decision to mine coal in the Galilee Basin is made. Their passion finds expression in film, photographic, poetic, artistic, and narrative responses, which they will be sharing online and in real time before, during, and after the event. As most of the group are students, they seek financial support for this rich array of creative energy. If you are able to contribute even a small amount, it will be so valued: not only by them but by all in our community and all the communities they touch. The Future Voices Convoy will be travelling on the Mystery Dingo Blockadia van with local legendary activists, Muzz and Benny Zable, and a support team from Wildspace. Bank account details: Beyond bank BSB 325-185. Account 03514689. Name Murray Drechsler. Queries to wildspacelearning@gmail.com.

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO BYRON BAY WITH A MAGNIFIQUE LINEUP The newly refurbished Palace Cinemas in Byron Bay will be home to the exquisitely entertaining cultural event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival from April 24 till May 8. This cherished celebration of French culture will be presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and Unifrance Films.

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Artistic director Philippe Platel has lovingly selected a superlative lineup of 34 features and documentaries that Byron cinema-goers can enjoy. The Trouble With You, a big audience hit with an irresistible mix of laughs, action, and romance opens the Festival leading into two weeks of films such as The Sisters Brothers (Les Frères Sisters), a western noir film starring John C Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jake Gyllenhaal, which garnered director Jacques Audiard the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival; Who You Think I Am (Celle Que Vous Croyez) the gripping thriller/drama starring Juliette Binoche; and for the families and small children there are two delightful animated films, Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion and Dilili In Paris. A film not to miss is Claire Darling, an emotional, subtle and elegantly directed film starring the remarkable French actress, Catherine Deneuve as the larger-than-life heiress, playing opposite her real-life daughter. This is a poignant story of emotional attachment, mis-remembered pasts, and the complexity of mother/daughter relationships. There’s also the delightful comedy Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain) from Gilles Lellouche. This number-one 2018 French box-office hit about an all-male synchronised swimming team received a standing ovation at the film’s premiere at Cannes and is an unashamedly French take on the challenges of 21st century masculinity. Stripped bare, this film embodies a good old-fashioned underdog-

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overcoming-the-odds tale told to perfection. Some of the highlights of the festival will be the fabulous comedy A Man in a Hurry (Un Homme Pressé), featuring the talented Fabrice Luchini; as well as A Faithful Man, nominated for Best Film in the San Sebastian International Film festival 2018. This oh-so-French romantic comedy about three impossibly attractive Parisians will charm and captivate audiences with wonderful performances and a beguiling tale filled with unexpected joys and heartbreaks that stretches over a number of years. Finally, cinema-goers will be treated to the superbly witty and entertaining new dramedy, Family Photo. Awardwinning director Cécilia Rouaud has assembled some of France’s most talented and beloved stars in a touching, yet hilarious film that delivers laughs and tears in way that many films try, but few achieve so expertly. ‘The Byron Bay locals, visitors, and the communities from neighbouring towns are both vibrant and curious and embrace quality entertainment, so we know they will truly engage with the Festival and enjoy the marvellous range of films and documentaries on offer at the French Film Festival,’ said Palace Cinemas Byron Bay general manager Eli Ayo. ‘We are extremely proud to present the Festival at our new cinemas in Byron Bay and look forward to two weeks of fabulous films.’ To view the full schedule, please visit www.affrenchfilmfestival.org/schedule/byron-bay. Keep up to date with the latest news and events: www.affrenchfilmfestival.org Facebook: AFFrenchFilmFestivalAus | #af_fff_aus Instagram: af_fff_aus | Twitter: af_fff_aus MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Sonia Deakin, Deakin & Bliss E: sonia@deakinandbliss.com.au | M: 0423 097 494

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the movie is dealing with is how war leaves individuals irreparably scarred by personal loss – Rachael and Lewis’s young son was killed during the Blitz, Stephen lost his wife when the Allies bombed his city. But back to casting – as a cold, colourless actor, with a hint of creepiness about him, Skarsgård doesn’t quite convince as the type that Rachael might look to in her anguish, but comfort is often found in unexpected quarters, is it not? Lewis, meanwhile, keeps a lid on his grief while coping with the animosities that still burn among those residents of occupied Hamburg who still yearn for the glory that Hitler promised them. A sudden act of violence snaps Lewis’s aloofness and ultimately brings to the surface the pain that has been gnawing away at his marriage. Terrific acting, great period creation, and subtly layered emotional threads that are almost undone by a cringeworthy sex scene result in a film of elegance, forgiveness, and warmth.

Casting can count for so much in a movie. Keira Knightley is perfectly suited to be Rachael, wife of the British Army officer who has been sent to Hamburg to oversee the reconstruction of that city at the end of WWII. Jason Clarke, on the other hand, is at first implausible as her husband Lewis. With his massive Queenslander head (his jaw juts more than Knightley’s), he looks like he’d be more at home in State of Origin, but by the final scene the pair have pulled it off beautifully. This is an old-fashioned tragi-romance in which the story’s direction is obvious from the moment Rachael meets Stephen (Alexander Skarsgård), the German architect in whose sumptuous house they are staying (it’s the only building, apparently, that was left standing after Hamburg had been razed to the ground). The attraction that Rachael feels towards Stephen comes against the grain and without warning, for she is hostile to the Germans, whereas Lewis is compassionate and understanding in his attitude to the vanquished. But it turns out that what

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When challenged by visitors from outer space, the Lego people get together to choose a leader. Lego Batman (with the now famous husky Christian Vale delivery) demands that it be him because ‘they have made nine movies about me, with three others in various stages of development’. Later on, presented with a false ending, a character says ‘Oh no, we’re not going to do a sad song as we fade to black, are we?’ That’s the sort of ‘knowing’ dialogue you get in cartoons these days and, for the life of me, I have no idea if the kids get it. But for mine, it’s too cute by half. Broadly speaking, this movie is like nothing so much as a bad acid trip, a blur of lurid colour rushing headlong, at warp speed, from one confusing mini-crisis to the next, with a g’zillion pop-culture references thrown into the blender just to mess with the head of any grownup watching. And, if that weren’t enough, just when you think you’ve got a handle on what’s been going on, there is a contorted time-travel sequence thrown in to explain how the good guy evolved from the bad guy – or was it the other way around? Gawd knows how it all impacted on the tiny brains of its target audience. It is not entirely without merit, though. For starters, it challenges the old paradigm that weird looking robot types from other planets have necessarily arrived on Earth to smash our civilisation. It is an attack on such negativity and is to be praised for its promotion of the idea of embracing the ‘other’. Also for its message that it is okay to not be cool. Otherwise, it is a dog’s breakfast. The little boy sitting next to me spent half the time playing a game on his i-Thingy and at the end a couple of in-between girls danced to the soundtrack as they left the cinema. ‘That was such fun,’ one of them said. I’ll take her word for it.

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ARIES: As vivacious Venus and voluble Mercury galvanise Aries for the last week of your month in the sun, you’ll be able to talk anyone into anything by letting people know what’s in it for them. Don’t be shy either to show your love: others will be showering you with plenty. TAURUS: Venus getting her red dress on in raunchy, ribald Aries brings an influx of impetuous energy that needs focused direction so you don’t dissipate it spinning your wheels. Best strategy? Tuning into this week’s Mercurian support for organising, downsizing, attending to the pending file, and putting efficient systems in place. GEMINI: Your mercurial ruler in innovative Aries has you expressing yourself with the confidence and charisma to attract helpful connections and new opportunities that could stimulate a fresh work perspective you hadn’t though of before. Venus joining Mercury brings interesting synchronicities, accompanied by shifts in established relationships and friendships. CANCER: If late-week full moon in your emotional zone shines on home or family outbursts, Venus and Mercury in Aries ask what are you getting out of this partnership or situation? It’s time for clear-headed, broad-spectrum, longrange planning, and using those savvy strategies and management skills you’re no stranger to.

WITH VENUS AND MERCURY BLAZING INTO ARIES, WORDS CAN BURN BRIGHT AND IGNITE INSPIRATION, ALSO SCORCH AND DESTROY. THIS WEEK’S LIBRA FULL MOON APPLIES THE ASTRAL ALOE VERA… LIBRA:It’s easy to confuse fact with opinion with projection this week. But in the spotlight of late-week’s rare, consecutive, second full moon in Libra when assertive Mercury in Aries hands you the mic, speak up for what you care about. Venus joining the Great Persuader makes you an ace bargainer and negotiator. SCORPIO: This week could be a game changer in deciding whether to stay in a situation or move on. Venus in Aries checks whether relationships, partnerships, and friendships are on the same page, going the same way. Who’s with you and who’s not – in which latter case Mercury in Aries gets stuck into organising exit strategies. SAGITTARIUS: If things aren’t quite progressing in the express lane you’d like, bitesize returns and modest gains do add up over time. With Venus and Mercury at their most mischievous in your fun zone – a pretty spacious place – stimulating interesting new approaches to the usual ongoing conundrums, why not take it easy and enjoy your week? CAPRICORN: Newsflash! Look out for a promising offer or just some very rewarding recognition around late-week full moon. Then with this week’s Venus joining Mercury in Aries, home is where your heart is: sharing ideas, plans, and feelings with nearest and dearest, doing DIY domestic projects and entertaining at Capricorn castle.

LEO: Ideas, conversations, and plans begun last month come to a head at full moon: either getting up, or if the test run wasn’t impressive, being taken back to the drawing board. In which case, this week’s great inspirations and eureka realisations won’t leave you time to pine for what might have been.

AQUARIUS: Venus in Aries acts like a love magnet in your local area, with this week’s best times likely to be at happenings in the ’hood. With Venus and Mercury in Aquarians’ communication zone driving your inventive mind wild, you won’t be holding back – but do some loving listening as well, especially during full moon.

VIRGO: Vixen Venus sashaying into smouldering hot Aries makes the image for this week’s energy a hangi. When astute and visionary, upfront, and outspoken Mercury spots the flaw in every plan, before rushing to share this info, firstly check that your intent is to assist. And secondly, whether the other party will see it that way.

PISCES: This week’s full moon of mergers favours joint ventures of all kinds, both intimate and business. With Venus in your house of values and Mercury in your sector of fiscal fitness, listen to other people’s smart ideas for making your money work harder and faster so you don’t have to. Share your own brainstorms too.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Tip trucks 3 to 12 tonne â&#x20AC;˘ Excavator 5 to 21 tonne â&#x20AC;˘ Positrack loader augers 150 to 600mm & rock grab â&#x20AC;˘ Driveways â&#x20AC;˘ Roads â&#x20AC;˘ Acreage clearing â&#x20AC;˘ House pads â&#x20AC;˘ Drainage â&#x20AC;˘ Carparks â&#x20AC;˘ Bush rocks â&#x20AC;˘ Rock walls â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive rates

Training & assessment: earthmoving plant & forklift â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nationally recognised qualiďŹ cations

0427 663 678 / 0410 056 228

CHIROPRACTIC BAY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Peter Wuehr 17 Bangalow Rd Byron Bay ..............................66855282

5.5 TONNE EXCAVATOR, POSITRACK & TIPPER HIRE

WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIRO (lowforce) 8/9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Andrew Badman...66858553

Specialising in road works, land clearing, retaining walls and general earthworks. Augers and rock grab available.

MICHAEL SCHWAGER 108 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby ...................................................66841962 MULLUMBIMBY CHIROPRACTIC Massage & Chiropractic. 110 Dalley St ........................66841028 MOBILE COMPUTER SUPPORT Home & business workrightcomputersupport.com.au 0422 804449

CLEANING

RENT-A-GEEK Mobile PC Repair (Byron Shire) ....................................................................66844335

EXPERIENCED OPERATORS | FREE QUOTES 0432 299 283

BETTER CALL SAUL The Mac Doctor. Repairs. Upgrades. Used Macs.............................0411 562111

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SALISBURY CONCRETING

Over 25 yrs local experience. All forms of concreting. â&#x20AC;˘ Residential Civil Industrial. â&#x20AC;˘ Resurfacing and rejuvenation of existing concrete. â&#x20AC;˘ Steel ďŹ xing & formwork.

â&#x20AC;˘ Land clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Augers, rock grab &Â breaker attachments â&#x20AC;˘ Free quotes

STEVE BROWN EARTHMOVING

FLANAGAN CONCRETING & EXCAVATIONS. Lic No. 310498C. Ph Andrew ..................0401 968173

Rock walls, clearing, house shed and tank pads.

DARYL 0418 234 302 OR 02 6680 1793

ADVANCED CONCRETE POLISHING Grind & seal, polished concrete. Shane ................0419 961708

DECKS, PATIOS & EXTENSIONS

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Specialising in road repairs & driveways Augers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hole boring. All general earthworks, excavators, positrack, bobcat, roller and tipper hire.

6684 0160 | 0439 840 160 | 0421 460 932

FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600

FREE QUOTES FREECALL 1800 683 838 MOBILE 0419 677 991 cmhwindows@gmail.com COMMERCIAL, DOMESTIC, SHOPS & REAL ESTATE FULLY INSURED

Luke Jarrett â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0431 329 630

THE DECK DOCTOR Sanding & refinishing, cable balustrading. Free quotes. Richard ...0407 821690

NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65hp chain trencher, mini excavator, cable locating.0402 716857 BEAU JARDIN 1.8 tonne excavator & 3 tonne tip truck .................................................0417 054443

DENTISTS

ALEX EXCAVATION 3.5T Zero Swing & 5T Tipper Rock Grab + other attachments ........0417 920300

BANGALOW DENTAL In the Medical Centre Complex, Bangalow ......................................66872766

ELECTRICIANS

LITTLE LANE DENTAL, MULLUMBIMBY ...........................................................................66842816 BRUNSWICK HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTRE .......................................................................66851264

24 HOUR SERVICE

MICHAEL LEACH 100 Stuart Street .....................................................................................66842644

Call

0434 539 979

â&#x20AC;˘ Window Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘ Screens & Tracks â&#x20AC;˘ Pressure Washing â&#x20AC;˘ House â&#x20AC;˘Roof â&#x20AC;˘ Paths â&#x20AC;˘ Solar

DESIGN & DRAFTING BAREFOOT BUILDING DESIGN www.barefootbuildingdesign.com..........Bob Acton 0407 787993 DAVID ROBINSON DESIGN DRAFTING All Council & construction requirements ......0419 880048

Call Glenn or Tracey 0403 428 232 or 6680 9901 email: impresswindowcleaning@gmail.com Reliable â&#x20AC;˘ Friendly â&#x20AC;˘ Professional â&#x20AC;˘ Fully Insured â&#x20AC;˘ Free Quotes â&#x20AC;˘ Affordable Rates Locally Owned and Operated â&#x20AC;˘ Quality Work with Over 10 Years Experience

DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE 20 Year+s Exp.

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0423 877 102

ALL ASPECTS OF ASPHALT & BITUMEN SERVICES

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SECURITY, DATA, TV Tim Nicholls ph: 0468 384 203 lic: 000102498

Jai â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0467 482 948

4Hot Bitumen Seal 4Driveway Construction 4All Base Work 4Pothole Repairs

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Holiday lets and Airbnb, residential homes and end of lease cleans, bond cleans, builders cleans etc. Friendly reliable and trustworthy local service.

Domestic Commercial

PACIFIC BITUMEN

Roof & Pressure Cleaning Roof Painting Deck Oiling

Professional Cleaning Services

02 66 804 173

nichollselectrical@outlook.com

Specialising in Asphalt Driveways, Subdivisions, Earthworks, Carparks and all Maintenance!

Quality Exterior Refinishing

Full Circle

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BYRON ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN & DRAFTING www.beedad.com.au ...............0423 531448

www.byroneco.com.au

Window Cleaning Professionals

0439 624 945

Lic: 154293c

â&#x20AC;˘ House washing â&#x20AC;˘ High pressure or soft wash â&#x20AC;˘ Window cleaning â&#x20AC;˘ Driveways, paths & roofs â&#x20AC;˘ Gutters & ďŹ&#x201A;yscreens â&#x20AC;˘ Water efďŹ cient â&#x20AC;˘ Free quotes Phone Joe or Helen 6687 4655 or 0412 495750

5.5 Tonne Excavator, Positrack Loader & 12 Tonne Tipper

CONCRETING & PAVING

Lic.136717c

ACTION WINDOW & PRESSURE CLEANING

SERVICING THE EAST COAST OF THE NSW NORTHERN RIVERS Burringbar

Suffolk Park    Lic No: 143433C | ACRS Master Cabler A017916

0414 905 900

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ELECTRICIANS (continued) • 24/7 Emergency • Residential, Commercial • Level 2

Lic no. 141097C

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

20 years experience in residential & acreage care

R E LIAB LE

Caring for all your garden needs

Mowing, Brushcutting, Hedge trimming.

Fully insured

Michael 0497 842 442

GARDENBOY.

COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C .......................... 0439 624945 or 66804173

Chiropractic, Counselling, Dentists, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy ACUPUNCTURE & COSMETIC MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne ...........................................66857366 MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Massage, Herbs. .............................66843002 WWW.EASTCOASTPILATES.COM.AU Judy Leane BSpSc ..............................................0408 110006

HIRE

BYRON AND TWEED

RONNIE SPINKS Everything electrical. Lic 27673 .........................................................0429 802355

Superior Specialised Horticultural Garden Care www.gardenboy.com.au

JP ELECTRICAL Level 2 ASP Under-g/O-head lines, Pwr poles, Solar. Lic 133082C ........0432 289705 CHRIS APPEL. Ocean Shores. Lic EC 22349.....................................................................0422 607444

JIM LABELLE ELECTRICAL O.Shores, Mullum, Byron, Brunswick. Lic 176417C..............0415 126028 MULLUM.MOWING@gmail.com. Ride-on, large lawns & acreage. Ph Peter................0423 756394 SPINKS ELECTRICAL Lic 284939C..................................................................Call Mitch 0421 843477 GUTTERS CLEANED Solar panel cleaning, all areas, free quotes, fully insured ... 66841778 or 0405 922839 BLUE BEE ELECTRICAL 25 years experience. Lic 189508C. Call Dave ............................0429 033801 A-Z Lawns & acreage, trees & hedges, clean ups & tip runs, all gutters ..........................0405 625697 A.C.E. LAWNMOWING & GARDENING Best rates, reliable, guaranteed.............Sam 0438 655763 LEAF IT TO US Specialists in acreage mowing, garden, tree maintenance.....................0402 487213 PAUL’S MOWING Local & reliable. Mullum, Bruns, O. Shores, Byron & Bangalow.........0422 958791 A GREEN EARTH Garden restoration, maintenance, tree & rubbish removal ................0405 716552

POOLSAFE GLASS FENCING

• OTHER HEALTH RELATED SECTIONS IN THIS SERVICE DIRECTORY: Acupuncture,

MALI’S Therapeutic Chinese Massage Service. In & out calls ..............................................66841790

1800 763 911 | 0417 415 474

FENCING

HEALTH

MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more ........................www.mullumhire.com.au 66843003 BYRON HIRE Building & home handyman equipment hire ........ www.byronhire.com.au 66856228

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

LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES

TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVALS 4m3 trailer..............................................................0408 210772 THE BURBS MOWING All suburban mowing. Andrew .................................................0431 248888

GLASS & ALUMINIUM POOL FENCING PROFESSIONALS 0499 178 297 psgfencingnsw@gmail.com

BYRON BAY BRUSH CUTTING Acreage mowing, garden detailing, insured. Gyan .........0402 728207 BRUSHCUTTING Rubbish, Property Maintenance, Lawns.............................................0412 469109 RICK’S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Mowing, brushcutting, gardening, pool service ...0424 805660

BYRON & BEYOND FENCING Any fence, any time, prompt quotes....... 66804766 or 0422 207299 BYRON BAY GARDENING & CLEANING SERVICES High pressure water cleaning .......0401 739656 EDL FENCING Installations & repairs. Prompt service. ...........................66771852 or 0432 107262 FEMALE GARDENER with years of experience. Bridget.................................................0429 335501

• Sand • Soils • Gravels • Pots & statues • Lots, lots more

1176 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby (just past golf course)

6684 2323 / 0418 663 983

FLOW FENCING Pool fencing, timber/colourbond, local, professional and reliable.......0416 424256 STEVE’S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Acerage mowing, general prop main, fully insured...0488550988

GARDEN DESIGN

FLOOR SANDING & POLISHING NJH FLOOR SANDING Eco oils, hard wax oils & water-based finishes. Nathan .............0420 215716

GARDEN DESIGN, FENG SHUI www.simplybeautifulspaces.com.au...........................Lyn 0428 884329

GAS SUPPLIERS

THE FLOOR SANDER non-toxic finishes. Free quotes richardneylan1@bigpond.com ...0407 821690

GARAGE DOORS

Free Delivery

CRACKER DUST ROAD BASE

GRAVEL

FIRE WOOD

18 Lucky Lane Billinudgel Industrial Estate

landscaping supplies Locally Owned Est 18 years

No Rental

SOIL MULCH

0266 804555

LANDSCAPING

Reliable

www.brunswickvalleygas.com

6680 1575 or 0408 760 609 GLAZIERS GARDEN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

SUBTROPICALLANDSCAPES.COM.AU 20 years exp. Lic 231789C ................................0405 122456

24/7 EMERGENCY GLASS 0415 660 801 6685 8588

LEMONTREELANDSCAPES.COM.AU Liam. Lic No 277154C .........................................0423 700853

LIGHTING

Mirrors • Security doors and screens Shower screens • Commercial glazing BYRON GLASS & ALUMINIUM Home, Shop & Office. 24 hr/7 days. Lic 313329C ..............66808123

GRAPHIC DESIGN www.thinkblinkdesign.com

LOCKSMITH

Contact Vadi: 0404

978 383

DESIGN Print | Branding | Social Media | Websites | Graphic Design

THE BYRON BAY GARDEN & LANDSCAPING COMPANY Structural Landscaping • Paving • Stonework • Timber work • Retaining wall • Garden maintenance • Planting • Turfing • Mulching • Hedging • Lawns

0434 329 111

Acreage & Residential Mowing | Gardening Non-Toxic Herbicide Spray | Brush Cutting Tip Runs | Fully Insured

0430 297 101 / 6684 5437 info@byronbaymowing.com.au www.byronbaymowing.com.au

GUTTERING  Gutter guard  Gutter cleaning  Locally owned  Fully insured  Free quotes Call Junior for friendly, genuine advice and service.

www.spotlessgutters.com.au

0405 922 839 or AH 6684 1778 ABN 180 623 364 42

HANDYPERSONS A TO Z HANDYMAN SERVICES Tip runs, pressure cleaning, gardening, odd jobs ....Andre 66847553 or 0439 495247 A.S.A.P. All renos, carpentry, plastering, painting, studios & bathrooms .......................0405 625697 HANDY ANDY Carpentry, plastering, welding ......................................... 66884324 or 0476 600956

Paola Landscapes Pty Ltd

AWESOME REPAIRS Professional, commercial & domestic. Wayne...............................0423 218417

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

THE HANDYMAN CAN All home maintenance, repairs, painting, odd jobs etc .............0427 110953

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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 GOOD NEWS HANDYMAN Carpentry, home renovations/repairs etc. Jesse..................0458 968290 ABSOLUTE HANDYMAN. Repairs, renovations, maintenance.......................................0402 281638

MOBILE LOCKSMITH SERVICE Automotive car keys & lock installation/repair .............0412 764148 DASH LOCK SERVICE Commercial & Domestic Locks & Security Call Ash .....................0430 170841

OSTEOPATHY

OSTEOPATHY at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre

Dr. Matthew Fourro (Osteo) Dr. Egbert Weber (Osteo) 60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby | 02 6626 7900 NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY Jodie Jacobs. Mon, Wed, Fri..............................................66857517

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.

ALL-WAYS PAINTING BYRON BAY

• Domestic & Commercial • Servicing all areas • Workmanship guaranteed • Attention to detail

0438 784 226 • 6685 4154

Lic No 189144C

Acreage Mowing Specialist $75/hr | Mini excavation $90/hr

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Chay 0429 805 081 20 YEARS LOCAL SERVICE

LONG + SHORT TERM CONTAINERS FOR HIRE

0434 391 855

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

PEST CONTROL

ROOFING DOMESTIC â&#x20AC;˘ INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL

Professional Property Protection you can Trust

MONTYS METAL

â&#x20AC;˘ Targeted treatments for all pests with â&#x20AC;&#x153;no sprayâ&#x20AC;? cockroach treatments â&#x20AC;˘ 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

ROOFING

www.sanctuarypest.com.au

02 6681 6555  Free quotes on active termites  Environmentally safe

SIMONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PLUMBING

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0420 371 151

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ALL ROOF CLEANING Experienced, insured & fast free quotes. Call ..............................0419 789600 MR NORTHERN RIVERS ROOFING & Gutterguard Specialist NSW Lic 102013C...........0499 853889

ROOFING MAINTENANCE

Servicing Ballina to Tweed & everywhere in between! Lic 333670C

JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C................0438 668025 BILL CONNORS All plumbing/draining. Lic #1051 .................................. 66801403 or 0414 801403



HRH PLUMBING Providing a prompt, reliable & efficient service. Lic 220755C ............0402 652017

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MARK STRATTON All plumbing & emergency. Sewer drain camera/locator. Lic 57803C ....0419 019035

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RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL NEW ROOFS / RE-ROOFS INSULATED ROOF PANELS FASCIA & GUTTERS REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

YOUR PEST & TERMITE SPECIALISTS www.allpestsolutions.com.au

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ADM PLUMBING SERVICESâ&#x20AC;Ś (NO JOB TOO SMALL)â&#x20AC;Ś Lic 234528C. ....... Call Adam 0466 992483 I LOVE PLUMBING. All plumbing. All areas. Ph Steve. Lic 148904C ..............................0412 916140

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COLIN J WILLIAMS PLUMBING & GAS Lic L7990. Water specialist. Mullum/Byron .....0434 273726

THE PEST MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Second opinion / alternative views. 50 yrs exp .....0418 110714

PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES

Pressure cleaning ABN 26565531984 Gutter Cleaning RTN Roof re-pointing / Painting Roof Restoration

CALL RYAN 0412 873 816

RUBBISH REMOVAL

BRUNSWICK BYRON PEST CONTROL................................................................................66842018 PRINTWORKS Traditional / Digital art@mullumprintworks.com.au .................................66843633 OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialists ......................................... 0412 161564 or 66841232 TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 4m3 trailer................................................................0408 210772

PHOTOGRAPHY

REMOVALISTS

Tree Faerie Fotos

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Professional â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Personal 30+ years experience in commercial photography and photojournalism

www.treefaeriefotos.com â&#x20AC;˘ 0417 427 518

PHYSIOTHERAPY BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, acupuncture, mat/reformer Pilates classes. Kim Snellgrove, Cally Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara ................................................................................................66872330 NICK EDMOND Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 466 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.....................................................................................66845288 ANTHONY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St ... 66853511 CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel ..................Bangalow 66872337 & Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bah 66723818 PETRA KARNI Physio, Craniosacral, Alexander Technique. Byron. Open Saturdays.......0403 226858 OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, dry needling, custom orthotics, shock wave therapy, real time ultrasound. Nigel Pitman, Ilse V Oostenbrugge, Steve Clifford.......66803499 PETER FARRELL Cold laser, manual therapy & exercise, Mullumbimby ..............................66843385

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RUBBISH REMOVALS & TIP TRUCK HIRE Free quotes and same day service .............0451 079060 A1 RUBBISH REMOVAL + tip runs. 7sqm trailer, reliable. Same day service. Best rates ...0413 289443 EVERGREEN TIP RUNS and rubbish removal, 8x5 trailer, heavy duty...........................0427 176771

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LEAPFROG REMOVALS BYRON BAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LOCAL REMOVALIST MOVING THE SHIRE FOR OVER 10 YEARS

0432 334 200 02 6680 8170 leapfrogremovals@yahoo.com.au

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SEPTIC SYSTEMS Lic 312643C

 Home sewage solutions  Commercial wastewater treatment  Rainwater tanks concrete and plastic

FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!

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Northern Rivers Pty Ltd

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0418 754 149 â&#x20AC;˘ 07 5523 9930

WATER FILTERS

TILING

â&#x20AC;˘ 1300 Taylex â&#x20AC;˘ www.talex.com.au

Motion Mover

Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa

TILE & GROUT CLEANING

The Water Filter Experts

WINTER SPECIAL:

6680 8200 or 0418 108 181

Every 5th m2 FREE

0408 232 066

TILING PERFECTION & WATERPROOFING Free quotes, repairs. Lic 179306C .66801168 or 0409 847653

motionmover@bigpond.com 0428 813 310

FLOOR & WALL TILING & WATERPROOFING. Lic no 157459C Ian ..............................0459 559237

WATER TANKS & TANK CLEANING

The Fully Insured Professionals

â&#x20AC;˘ Stump Grinding â&#x20AC;˘ Bobcat â&#x20AC;˘ Cherrypicker â&#x20AC;˘ Crane Truck â&#x20AC;˘ 18â&#x20AC;? Chipper

SEWING Repairs & alterations. Byron Bay & all areas. Phone Jan ..................................0427 570812

Mark Linder QualiďŹ ed Arborist 0408 202 184 choppychoptrees@bigpond.com

SOLAR INSTALLATION

Phone Chris 0414 229 114

CHOPPY CHOP TREE SERVICES

SEWING & ALTERATIONS

TANK CLEANING Repairs, installation, first flush diverters, pumps, etc ........................0418 662285

WELDING WELDING & FABRICATION Structural, general, repairs & Aluminium. Call Rod ...........0408 410545 MOBILE WELDING + FABRICATION SERVICES Site, Home, Marine. Derek.................0410 093383 WWW.DELAFORJA.COM-Unique Custom Gates, Railings & More, Made Locally..........0404 292344

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WINDOW TINTING

Serving Northern NSW since 1998

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Your local, qualiďŹ ed team. m 0428 320 262 Specialists in standalone & e sunbeamsolar@bigpond.com grid interact system designs.

SUNRISE W. T. NO BUBBLES, NO TROUBLES Cars, homes & offices ..........................0412 158478 SURFWAGON - Car/Home/Office tint. Lifetime Warranty. W/sale price .........................0434 875009

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Juno Energy is your local authorised LG energy specialist offering solar and battery solutions for your business & home

www.junoenergy.com.au licence number: 255292C

720 200 396 508 We provide professional & reliable tree services to make your environment safe and healthy.

AREAS WE SERVICE Ballina / Byron Bay / Tweed Heads / Gold Coast / Murwillumbah

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0479 066 311 yourtreefeller.com.au SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES ............................................. Call Tim 66877677 or 0417 698227 PETER GRAY Grad. Cert. Arb. AQF8. Consulting arborist................................................0414 186161 BYRON TREE SERVICES Qualified, insured. Call Alex ....................................................0402 364852 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

STONEMASONS

HART TREE SERVICES 18â&#x20AC;? chipper bobcat cranetruck stump grinding, cherry . 66849137 or 0427347380

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SWIMMING POOLS

A VERY HANDY MAN TREE SERVICES..................Happy to help. Andrew....................0412 558890

UPHOLSTERY

ATTENTION POOL OWNERS

BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Now at Billinudgel. Re-covering specialists.............................66805255

â&#x20AC;˘ All pool requirements â&#x20AC;˘ Professional advice â&#x20AC;˘ Water testing â&#x20AC;˘ Friendly service â&#x20AC;˘ Pool servicing

BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY. Soft furnishings, curtains & outdoor. ................................0403 713303

73 Station St, Mullumbimby (opp. Council chambers)

6684 3003

POOL OWNERS, WE COME TO YOU! Call Luke 0468 829 756

VALUERS BYRON BAY VALUERS NSW & QLD regâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Chartered Valuers ................... 0431 245460 or 66857010 SIMPSON PROPERTY GROUP - Valuation, Advisory & Asset M/ment. Specialists in: Residential, Rural, Commercial & Industrial. www.simsonproperty.com.au..........0400 134562 or 0427 220976 NR VALUATIONS 25 years local exp. www.nrvaluations.com.au Stamp Duty, transfer duty, Capital Gains Tax. All areas ...................................................0428 694041

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VETERINARY SURGEONS

MULLUM POOL SHOP Water testing, eco products, mobile service, construction/repairs....0418 666839 BEAU JARDIN. Swimming pool plans. Organise & co-ordinate with council.................0417 054443 MULLUM VET CLINIC Richard Gregory, Erin Tottenham, Bec Patison. 24 hrs 7 days ..........66843818 POOL CONSTRUCTION BYRON BAY. Baywater Pool. Lic 206487C.........0419 479921 or 66843489 NORTH COAST VETERINARY SERVICE 24hrs, 7 days........................................................ 6684 0735

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MONTHLY MARKETS 1st SAT Bruns Heads

6628 4495

1st SUN Byron Bay 1st SUN Lismore Car Boot

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2nd SAT Flea, Byron YAC 0490 026 840 2nd SAT Woodburn 0439 489 631

â&#x20AC;˘ Tree felling & removal â&#x20AC;˘ Stump grinding â&#x20AC;˘ Chipping â&#x20AC;˘ Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Clean up work â&#x20AC;˘ Spider lift / cherry picker

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$399

FULLY INSTALLED IN YOUR HOME

Water puriďŹ cation systems Rainwater Filters Fridge water ďŹ lters

TREE SERVICES

Multiple Tank Discounts | EPA & Council Approved

NEWT Environmental Wastewater Treatment. Design, upgrades, maint & intall. Lic 207479C . 0429 805081

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TILER/STONEMASON/WATERPROOFER Lic 24418C. Phone Karl ...................................66804103

Septic Pumping & Vacuum Excavation

TRINE SOLUTIONS Local waste specialists. Plumbers, drainers & gas fitters. Lic 138031C .. 0407 439805

for home, commercial and rural properties

Servicing the Far North Coast for 20Â years. Free quotes. Experienced local technicians. ChemDryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patented cleaning systems.

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APRIL 2019

New moon 5 April 7.50pm First quarter 13 April 5.05am Full moon 19 April 9.12pm Third quarter 27 April 8.18am Day of Sun Sun Moon Moon High tide, Low tide, month rise set rise set height (m) height (m) 1 M 0655 1844 0300 1638 0703 1.53; 1930 1.28 0028 0.59; 1330 0.47 2 T 0656 1843 0352 1713 0744 1.58; 2005 1.36 0114 0.52; 1403 0.42 3 W 0656 1841 0445 1746 0820 1.60; 2040 1.44 0152 0.46; 1433 0.38 4 T 0657 1840 0538 1819 0854 1.61; 2113 1.51 0228 0.41; 1501 0.34 5 F 0657 1839 0631 1851 0927 1.60; 2147 1.57 0303 0.39; 1530 0.32 6 S 0658 1838 0725 1924 1000 1.57; 2222 1.62 0339 0.38; 1559 0.31 DAYLIGHT SAVING ENDS SUNDAY 3am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; turn clocks back one hour 7 S 0559 1737 0720 1859 0932 1.51; 2159 1.65 0316 0.39; 1529 0.32 8 M 0559 1736 0816 1937 1005 1.44; 2237 1.65 0357 0.43; 1600 0.35 9 T 0600 1735 0915 2018 1042 1.35; 2318 1.64 0441 0.47; 1633 0.39 10 W 0600 1734 1014 2105 1124 1.26 0531 0.53; 1713 0.45 11 T 0601 1733 1114 2157 0007 1.61; 1217 1.17 0634 0.58; 1802 0.52 12 F 0601 1732 1213 2255 0106 1.58; 1330 1.11 0751 0.60; 1910 0.58 13 S 0602 1731 1308 2357 0219 1.58; 1500 1.12 0913 0.57; 2034 0.59 14 S 0603 1729 1400 0336 1.61; 1622 1.20 1025 0.50; 2157 0.54 15 M 0603 1728 1448 0102 0446 1.68; 1728 1.33 1123 0.40; 2307 0.45 16 T 0604 1727 1532 0208 0545 1.74; 1822 1.47 1212 0.32 17 W 0604 1726 1613 0314 0638 1.78; 1912 1.59 0007 0.36; 1255 0.25 18 T 0605 1725 1653 0420 0726 1.77; 1958 1.70 0100 0.29; 1334 0.20 19 F 0605 1724 1732 0525 0810 1.72; 2042 1.77 0151 0.26; 1412 0.19 20 S 0606 1723 1812 0629 0852 1.63; 2125 1.80 0241 0.27; 1449 0.21 21 S 0607 1722 1854 0733 0933 1.52; 2207 1.80 0330 0.32; 1525 0.26 22 M 0607 1721 1938 0835 1014 1.39; 2248 1.75 0420 0.39; 1600 0.34 23 T 0608 1720 2025 0935 1054 1.27; 2331 1.68 0513 0.47; 1635 0.43 24 W 0608 1719 2114 1032 1137 1.16 0609 0.55; 1713 0.52 25 T 0609 1719 2206 1125 0016 1.60; 1230 1.08 0709 0.60; 1758 0.62 26 F 0609 1718 2258 1213 0110 1.52; 1341 1.04 0814 0.63; 1900 0.70 27 S 0610 1717 2351 1257 0214 1.46; 1506 1.06 0918 0.62; 2021 0.74 28 S 0611 1716 1336 0322 1.44; 1617 1.14 1015 0.59; 2145 0.72 29 M 0611 1715 0044 1413 0423 1.45; 1712 1.23 1103 0.54; 2251 0.67 30 M 0612 1714 0137 1447 0515 1.48; 1756 1.34 1143 0.48; 2342 0.61

Astronomical data and tides

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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Classifieds

ECHO CLASSIFIEDS – 6684 1777

INDEX Agistment ............................... 85 Annual General Meetings ..... 83 Birthdays ................................ 85 Childcare................................ 83

CLASSIFIED AD BOOKINGS

DEADLINE TUES 12PM

PHONE ADS

Publication day is Wednesday, booking deadlines are the day before publication.

Halls For Hire......................... 84

6684 1777 AT THE ECHO HEAD OFFICE

Health Notices ....................... 83

Ads can be lodged in person at the Mullum Echo office:

For Sale ................................. 84

Ads may be taken by phone on

Garage Sales......................... 84

RATES & PAYMENT

In Memoriam.......................... 85

Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby

Items Under $100 .................. 84

EMAIL ADS

Lost & Found ......................... 85 Motor Vehicles ....................... 84 Musical Notes ........................ 84 Only Adults ............................ 85 Pets ........................................ 85 Positions Vacant .................... 84 Professional Services ............ 83 Property For Sale .................. 84 Public Notices ........................ 83

$17 for two lines is the minimum charge.

These prices include GST.

Social Escorts........................ 85

Easter Sunday 21st April

To Lease ................................ 84 Tradework .............................. 84

Local Artisans, beautiful hand made products, gorgeous setting

Tree Services ......................... 84

8am–4pm

To Let ..................................... 84

Wanted .................................. 84

Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre

Work Wanted ......................... 85

Connecting the Byron Shire Community

VOLUNTEER DRIVER REQUIRED Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre are looking for a crew of volunteer food recovery van drivers. Requirements for the job are that you must be fit and able to lift sometimes heavy boxes of food, you must have an unencumbered Drivers Licence. If you like driving and you feel you could contribute to your community and environment please enquire by giving the centre a call on 02 6684 1286 or drop in at 55 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby.

PUBLIC NOTICES MADE IN MULLUM Interested in selling your handmade crafts, artworks, photography etc locally from $50 a week? Interested to see what sells and what doesn’t? Contact Facebook: Made In Mullum or email madeinmullum@gmail.com

Help us to continue this valuable program, keeping good food out of landfill and in people’s bellies. So far we have recovered over 44 Tonnes of food

Prepayment is required for all ads.

Every Saturday 4 – 9 pm RAILWAY PARK, BYRON BAY

www.byroncentre.com.au

BYRON FLEA MARKET

COLONICS

On sale at The Echo

Offering colonic hydrotherapy, sauna and naturopathy at our beachside clinic. Call or text 0458633869 www.byronbaydetoxretreats.com.au

SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH

8AM TO 2PM

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THE BYRON SHIRE

Ad bookings only taken during business hours: Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm. Ads can’t be taken on the weekend. Account enquiries phone 6684 1777.

Short Term Accommodation .. 84

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BYRON ARTISAN BEACHSIDE MARKET

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Echo Classies also appear online in Echonetdaily – echo.net.au/classified-ads

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VHS/VIDEO TAPE CONVERSION Local. Affordable. Negotiable. Ph 0490398984 byronvhs@gmail.com

CLASSIFIEDS THAT WORK ALL WEEK!

Wednesday/Thursday 10am to 4pm Closed Good Friday/Easter Saturday Selected Tubestock were $3.50 now $1.00 All other Tubestock were $3.50 now $2.00 Lomandra Tubestock were $2.50 now $1.00 Selected Rainforest in 140mm pots were $12.95 now $5.00 Now is the Last chance time to plant for $1.00 tubestock lomandra

MULLUM CREEK NATIVE NURSERY

110 Yankee Creek Rd,Via Wilsons Creek Rd, Mullumbimby Only 3.5km from the Mullum Golf Course. Cash, Eftpos and credit cards accepted.

6684 1703 www.mcnativenursery.com.au

FIND OUT HOW THE ROT BEGAN

that you want to be living! Resolve blockages with a practitioner who balances physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements in conjunction with each other, finding the root causes of any problems and clearing them. Kinesiology North Coast Ph 0403125506 Registered practitioner. www.kinesiologynorthcoast.com.au

AGMs FEDERAL COMMUNITY CTR AGM Monday 29th Apr 7pm, at Ants Shed 3 Federal Drive. All welcome

HYPNOSIS & EFT Simple and effective solutions Anxiety, Cravings, Fears & Trauma. Maureen Bracken 0402205352

CHILDCARE

MAW

BABY-SITTING I love looking after children and I am a great cook, $15/hr. Phone 0424025271

Traditional Thai Massage 0478 654 405

PROF. SERVICES

BANH THAI

DENTURES LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD Free consultation. SANDRO 66805002

HEALTH SATORI RETREAT 11am, 22nd June – 2pm, 28th June. Fully residential, Hunter Valley Retreat Centre. “There is no greater discovery to made in life than the discovery of your authentic being”. Q&A evenings on 11&18 April for info call Mani 0418285009 www.satori-retreat.net

17 Ruskin St BYRON BAY

TWO WINGS PSYCHOLOGY …feel the difference

SUZANNE BOURCHIER psychologist 02 6685 5670

HEALTH & HEALING WEEKLY CLASS TIMETABLE MONDAY ENQUIRIES BOOKINGS

ph: 0400 558 181 info@shirshamarie.com www.shirshamarie.com

LOCATION LEGEND (B): Bangalow Yoga Pilates (SP): Suffolk Park Yogalates Barre (BB): Byron Bay 04032 669 17 sattvayogabyron.com.au sattvabyronbay @gmail.com

6685 5640 byronbay@ heartandsoulhealthclubs. com.au www.heartandsoulhealth clubs.com.au

THE BYRON SHIRE

AWARENESS IN MOVEMENT

TUESDAY MULLUMBIMBY 8.30-10am: QIGONG

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

BANGALOW 8.30-10am: QIGONG 6-8pm: TAI CHI

BRUNSWICK HEADS 8.30-10am: QIGONG 8.30-10.30am: TAI CHI

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY / EVENTS

TAI CHI

QIGONG

SOFT-STYLE MARTIAL ART

GENTLE EXERCISE ART

Alignment, Relaxation, Meditation

Breathing, Awareness, Self-healing

CLASSES SESSIONS WORKSHOPS RETREATS

9.30-10.45am: SLOW FLOW (B) 6-7.30pm: YOGALATES (SP)

9.30-11am: YOGALATES (BB) 4.30-5.30pm: GENTLE (B) 6-7.30pm: YOGALATES (B)

9.15-10.15am: BARRE FITNESS (B) 6-7.30pm: PILATES W YOGA STRETCH (SP)

9.30-11am: YOGALATES WITH WEIGHTS (B) 5.30-6.45pm: GENTLE VINYASA (B)

6.30-7.30am: BARRE SPORT (B) 10.30-11.45am: YOGALATES (BB)

8-9.30am: YOGALATES (B & SP) 10-11am: PILATES ALIGN (B)

See web for full timetable and studio locations yogalates.com.au

6.30am: VINYASA 8am: HATHA 10am: GENTLE YOGA

6.30am: VINYASA 8am: HATHA 10am: GENTLE YOGA

8am: HATHA 10am: GENTLE YOGA

8am: HATHA 10am: GENTLE YOGA

6.30am: VINYASA 8am: HATHA 10am: HATHA VINYASA 5.30pm: YIN

8am: HATHA VINYASA 10am: GENTLE YOGA

The only studio in Byron overlooking the ocean!

6am: VINYASA FLOW YOGA 9.30am: AKHANDA 9.30am: VINYASA 9.30am: VINYASA & YOGA FLOW YOGA PRANAYAMA YOGA 6pm: VINYASA YOGA 6pm: PRANAYAMA & 6pm: YIN YOGA YIN YOGA

6am: LED ASHTANGA YOGA 9.30am: STRENGTH 9.30am: YIN YOGA & BALANCE YOGA 6pm: VINYASA YOGA

Massage service from 12pm Monday to Saturday

8.30am: AKHANDA 8.30am: HATHA YOGA & MEDITATION VINYASA YOGA

Fill your classes now! For information email adcopy@echo.net.au

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THAI MASSAGE With male, 1hr $50, Brunswick Heads. Ph Nui 0413710742

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SOULSHINE STUDIO RELAXATION REMEDIAL MASSAGE Byron or Bangalow studio, in/out calls, day or night. John 0432605994 HAWAIIAN MASSAGE Ocean Shores, Michaela, 0416332886

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Hawaiian Temple Bodywork 2.5-3 hour transformational sessions Sapphire 0438928465

HYPNOTHERAPY, NLP & COACHING www.wendypurdey.com.au

Feeling trapped? Learn how to overcome addictive and limiting behaviours. Stop smoking, weight loss and so much more.

Call today 6680 2630 27 years experience.

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.

ITEMS UNDER $100 ANTENNA 6.5dBi telescopic to 5.7m, 10m cable with mounts $95 0409579671

WANTED LP RECORDS: good condition, no op shop crap! Ph Matt 0401955052

DECEASED ESTATE 11/1 Rajah Rd, OShores Sat & Sun, tools, furn, kitch/ ware

TREE SERVICES

Pickup / Delivery Seasoned Firewood

TENTERFIELD Shop + house on main St. Shop is leased $300k email gwilym.summers@ gmail.com

BANGALOW Sat 9am 13 Granuaille Cres (intersection of Granuaille Rd). Moving OS: stereo, speakers, tools, paintings, mower, elec goods, fridge, bric-a-brac.etc

SHORT TERM ACCOM.

TREE SERVICES

• Affordable tree services • Professional tree care • 18" chipper (crane truck)

Michael – 0401 739 656

Fully insured • Free quotes

6684 9137 • 0427 347 380

FENCE POSTS • Palings • Posts • Hardwood poles • Sleepers • Firewood • Concrete Posts • Tomato stakes • Molasses

• FULLY INSURED • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE • FREE QUOTES

Kings Creek, Mullumbimby Mark 0427 490 038 | Karen 0427 804 284

HOUSE/FARM CLEARANCE EASTER SATURDAY 20TH APRIL 9am – 4pm 708 Marom Creek Rd near Alstonville Horse float car trailer, box trailer, carriage, chicken coop, BBQ, large antique oil jars, Bali daybed, ornate Thai birdcage, whitegoods furn, rolls upholstery, fabs & much more relocating overseas all must go! 0411 527 547

Evening Classes Do you need help in obtaining: Sponsorship, Citizenship, University entrance?

PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE

SUFFOLK 1br/1 bthrm unit, sep. living, shared laundry, priv deck, backs onto nature reserve, all bills incl, $450 pw Contact Dan 0401514319 text only.

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REMOVALS PALMS TREE SURGERY FREE QUOTES FULLY INSURED

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STUMP GRINDING TREE REPORTS DA APPLICATIONS CRANE HIRE CHERRY PICKER

6687 2750 - 0401 208 797

COORABELL HALL WEDDINGS, GIGS, CLASSES 66871307 www.coorabellhall.net

SUMMERLAND TREE SERVICES

Mulch Supplies

6687 7677 Mobile 0417 698 227

FOR SALE BLUESFEST TICKET 5 day pass. Hard copy ticket $480. Ph 0413835662 BLUESFEST 2 x 5 day passes $425 ea Validity can be proven. Ph 0447301887 Hustler Super Z 72 inch, 439 hrs, $12,900 + GST neg, retails at $24,890 Major service just done. Ph 0402487213. DRY FIREWOOD for sale. $150 per 7x4 large trailer load. Ph Sigge 0428819091 QUEEN BED FRAME solid pine, turned legs, classic style, cosy curves, pics avail $220 ono. Ph 0418616328

Concerts, forums, weddings, exhibitions, functions, etc. www.mullumcivic.com

0488 609 774

who aren't able to join our daytime classes.

Timetable: Monday & Tuesday 5pm - 7:30pm Timetable: Monday & Tuesday 5 pm - Level 7:30 pm or above Requirements: Intermediate English Requirements: Intermediate English Level or above Minimum of 4 weeks booking Minimum of 4 weeks booking

(nee Mannix)

HALLS FOR HIRE

Byron Bay English Language School will be running evening IELTS from Monday for students Byronclasses Bay English Language School29 will April be running who aren’t able to join our daytime evening IELTS classes from Monday 29 April forclasses. students

POP UP PARADISE Vintage Retro Designer Collective @ Bruns Memorial Hall, Fingal St Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon, 9am-5pm Collectables, antiques, records Fabulous Festival Fashion

bookings@mullumcivic.com

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per week $$130 130 per week If you would like more information evening course For more information aboutabout our our evening course please at 02 6680 8253 email usinfo@bbels.com.au at info@bbels.com.au contact us contact at 02us6680 8253 ororemail

MIELE WASHERS Dryers and dishwashers available at Bridglands Mullumbimby. 66842511 DAVID LOVEJOY’S BOOKS Available from The Echo reception: Between Dark and Dark, a memoir; Moral Victories, the biography of a chess player; Heresy, an historical novel. ALL JUST $10 each.

ARCHIBALD’S CHEAP QUARRY PRODUCTS Road base, gravel, blue metal and metal dust. ALL SIZE DELIVERIES. Phone 66845517, 0418481617

COMPOST TOILETS For tiny houses to commercial Green Building Centre 0431721073

BAMBOO PLY For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 66884188 • sample & brochure. www.bambooply.com.au CLOSING DOWN SALE Sat 20th & Sun 21st, 10am-5pm 50% or more off all bodyboards, accessories, photography. 4/69 Centennial Circuit. Byron Bay BUILDING MATERIALS Apply Brian, 107 Stuart St, Mullumbimby

Tip Runs & Rubbish Removal 0408 210 772 MOTOR VEHICLES 98 NISSAN PATROL VGC Fully rebuilt engine, registered $4500. Ph 0402487774 Automatic 2002 Mazda 323 SP20 172859km 6mths rego. Ideal for learners / cheap runabout SN4329 .................................................... $5250 2008 Nissan Tiida 6spd manual 148322km Great condition logbook history SN0480 . $5750 Automatic 2005 Subaru Forester 186947km Good service history fantastic condition SN0315 .................................................... $6990

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Automatic Toyota Hilux dualcab 147248km Near mint condition low kms & cold a/c SN2632 .................................................... $8500

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MUSICAL NOTES MATURE WOMAN VOCALIST required to be part of male/female duo. Covering retirement villages in the Tweed area. For more details please contact Graeme 0417690644 or reply to PO Box 247, Brunswick Heads 2483 QUALITY PIANOS for sale, and expert piano tuning. Ph Fred Cole 0412216019 GUITAR STRINGS, REPAIRS Brunswick Heads 66851005

POSITIONS VACANT RESIDENTIAL CLEANER Training provided, own transport required 9-5 Mon-Fri. Ph 0434491500 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

CASUAL HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED The Wollongbar Motel, Byron Bay 23 Bedroom Motel Weekday and Weekend Shifts Immediate Start Local residents only / no backpackers please Email resume and intro to manager@wollongbar.com

Brunswick Heads 1 bed 1bth $430 4 bed 2bth $750

1999 Holden Jackaroo 5spd manual 5seater 4wd. Perfect for travelling SN0953 .......... $5495

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Adobe Tutoring

BANGALOW SELF-STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333

Summerland Storage Bangalow From $105 to $290 mth Call GNF Bangalow 66872833

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GARAGE SALES

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Shane Eade – Chiropractor 0467 660 323 Byron Bay, and now in Brunswick Heads

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BANGALOW Office space in Industrial Estate. Contact Michele 0439983505

Early Childhood Teacher Federal Community Children's Centre is currently offering an exciting opportunity to join our inspirational team as an experienced and qualified Early Childhood Teacher Part time position 2 days a week with above award wages. Interested applicants will need to contact us on info@federal.com.au to receive the selection criteria. Applications close on the May 1st 2019.

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Cleaners National Snack Company in Byron Shire seeks two casual cleaning teams of either 2 persons or husband/wife team for 4 hours per day and for 2- 3 days per week. Commence cleaning after production at 4 pm. Key Requirements – Careful, dexterous, eye for detail, ability to follow instructions and be trained in the art of cleaning our conveyors and machinery lines. On site training in the use of steam cleaners and automated floor cleaner. The persons will be required to be trained in the art of operating and using such specialized machinery. Please send your application to peter@wallabyfoods.com

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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS Byron Central Osteopathy is expanding and looking for ɩʠŔȍǫ˪ơƎǠơŔȍʋǠɢɭȶljơɽɽǫȶȥŔȍɽ to become part of an integrated health clinic located in Byron Bay CBD. Email dbennett2481@gmail.com ljȶɭࢳljʠɭʋǠơɭǫȥljȶɭȟŔʋǫȶȥࡳ

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LOST DOG Last seen Wilsons Crk, Alidenes Road area, Sat 13th, Hungarian Vizsla Pointer, rust colour, relatively friendly, greatly missed by his family. Reward. 0404228443

COOK/CHEF Ocean Shores, pref with pasta & pizza experience. Resumes to flavouroceanshores@gmail.com

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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 BYRON COUNCIL: EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS ................ 6622 7022 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 24 hour crisis line ............................... 1800 656 463 LIFELINE ..........................................................................................131 114 MENSLINE 7pm–11pm nightly (phone counselling & referral for men).. 6622 2240 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meets daily .................................... 6680 7280 NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE .................................................. 6684 1286 NORTHERN RIVERS GAMBLING SERVICE ........................... 6687 2520 NORTHERN RIVERS WILDLIFE CARERS............................... 6628 1866 KOALA HOTLINE........................................................ 6622 1233 WIRES – NSW Wildlife Information & Rescue Service ......... 6628 1898

Byron Dog Rescue (CAWI)

ALL HOME MAINTENANCE/REPAIRS Lic No. 60801C. For a free quote call: Paul 0423852559

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Rocko ROCKO is a 4 year old desexed male staffy x. He is a good natured boy, good on the lead and willing to please. If you can give Rocko a permanent, loving home please contact Pam on 0421 017 461.

Hi, I’m BENNY, a handsome sweet obedient 6-yo male English Staffordshire Terrier. I’ve been very loved, but due to changed circumstances, last week I was surrendered, weighed (I need to lose a couple of kilos), vaccinated, anaesthetised & CASTRATED!! I was pretty stressed & even cried a bit, but I’m really good now. I’m a softie & good with other dogs, but prefer humans of all sizes. If you would like to meet me, call Shell 0458461935.

124 DALLEY STREET, MULLUM OPEN: Tues 2.30–4.30pm THURS: 3–5pm SAT: 10am–2pm Call AWL 6684 4070

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LOST & FOUND GIRL’S SILVER BRACELET with name engraved on it. Found at Wategos 0438167480

UP TO 3 HORSES near Mullum. Ph Margie 0429842777

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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! TOPLESS WAITRESSING and shows www.eroticbyronbay.com 0407013347

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4th SAT Evans Head 0439 489 631 4th SAT Wilsons Creek 6684 0299

JUNGLE FEVER HITS BYRON! Exotic Deep Tissue & Sensual Touch Smokin’ 28yo Caribbean. 0407013347

Suzy, Mia, Dylan, Ava, Domenic, Robby, Debbie and Kathy.

3rd SUN Uki 0487 329 150 3rd SUN Lismore Car Boot 6628 7333 3rd SUN Ballina 0422 094 338

All cats are desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

Celestina, Delfina and Dennis. Mother of Amos, Warren and Vivienne.

The Channon 6688 6433 Lennox Head 0419 369 609 Alstonville 6628 1568 Tabulam Hall 0490 329 159 Coolangatta

3rd SAT Mullumbimby 6684 3370 3rd SAT Murwillumbah 0413 804 024

I’m JUNO and I have lots of brothers and sisters who are just as beautiful as me. We are soft and cuddly, super friendly, and have very strokable charcoal tabby coats (and two black). Can’t wait to have fun with our own human families, so don’t think Easter bunnies, think KITTENS!!

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GABRIELLA GABRIELLA is 1of 4 kittens left on the doorstep of the vets. All of these bundles of fun are super active & friendly & are looking forward to long, happy lives with new families. Just so you can spend extra time bonding with our cats & kittens, we are now opening for longer on a Saturday! More time for more smooches folks!

2nd SAT Flea, Byron YAC 0490 026 840 2nd SAT Woodburn 0439 489 631

Each TUE New Brighton 6677 1345 Each TUE Organic Lismore 6628 1084 Each WED 7-11am M’bah 6684 7834 Each WED 3-6pm Nimbin 6689 1512 Each THU 8-11am Byron 6687 1137 Each THU 2.30-6.30pm Lismore 0450 688 900 Each FRI 7-11am Mullum 6677 1345 Each SAT 8-11am Bangalow 6687 1137 Each SAT 8am-1pm Uki 6679 5530 Each SAT 8.30-11am Lismore 0466 415 172 Each SAT 8.30-12am Blue Knob

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN

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1st SUN Byron Bay 6685 6807 1st SUN Lismore Car Boot 6628 7333

RAFAEL THE HANDYMAN Garden, carpentry, plumbing, elec. 0405282601

Happy Birthday Jarrod

MONTHLY MARKETS

ASHLEY 28 E bust blonde bombshell. Leyla 21 size 6, CC bust brunette. Candy 19, tiny size 6 blue eyed blonde. Cassandra 21, size 8, DD, sexy blonde. Rose 24 size 6 Asian stunner is back. Lacey 19 Kardashian looks. Chloe 19, size 6, Aussie/Latina stunner. Brittany, mature natural FF bust. Anna 24, Asian stunner. Katy size 8, EE hot, mature affectionate. Spoil yourself. In & out. 7 days. Ladies always wanted. 66816038

Late mosquito season hits North Coast A long summer and recent rains have boosted mosquito populations and the North Coast Public Health Unit is reminding residents and visitors to protect themselves against the insects, which are increasing in numbers. Senior Environmental Health officer Tony Kohlenberg says mosquito numbers have increased in early autumn as the season has gradually become wetter. Barmah Forest virus has recently been detected in mosquitoes in the north and mid-north coast areas. Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses are common on the north coast and are transmitted by infected mosquitoes. ‘These infections can cause symptoms including tiredness, rash, fever, and sore and swollen joints,’ says Kohlenberg. ‘The symptoms usually resolve after several days but some people may experience these symptoms for weeks or even months.’ Avoiding mosquito bites will be especially important now and until at least after Easter, when higher tides are expected and many people may be enjoying outdoor activities such as camping or fishing in areas with high mosquito numbers. ‘Preventing these viruses depends on avoiding mosquito bites, especially as the mosquitoes have become

active after recent rain, warm temperatures and high tides,’ Mr Kohlenberg said. Simple steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes include: • When outside cover up as much as possible with light-coloured, loosefitting clothing and covered footwear. • Use an effective repellent on all exposed skin. Re-apply repellent within a few hours, as protection wears off with perspiration. The best mosquito repellents contain Diethyl Toluamide (DEET) or Picaridin. Botanical-based products (eg eucalyptus, citronella etc) provide only limited periods of protection. • Light mosquito coils or use vapourising mats indoors. Devices that use light to attract and electrocute insects have been proven to be ineffective in reducing mosquitos. • When camping, use flyscreens on caravans and tents or sleep under mosquito nets.

Stepping up to Stepping On We often hear about elders falling but we never imagine it will happen to us. Statistics show that one in three people over 65 will have a fall this year, and some will have multiple falls.

Long-term impacts Apart from the distress caused by a fall, they can lead to long-term hospitalisation, loss of independence, the need for supported care and even premature death. The Northern NSW Local Health District say the good news is most falls can be prevented. Acting Health Promotion Manager at Northern NSW Local Health District Gavin Dart says, ‘We can help ourselves prevent falls as we get older by doing balance and strengthening activities every day.

Prevention the key Stepping On is a free and friendly community program for people aged 65 years and over to help build knowledge, strength, and confidence to prevent falls and stay active and independent. ‘Stepping On is a free seven-week program that combines gentle strength and balance exercises with educational sessions,’ says Mr Dart.

Register now To get locals stepping up to Stepping On, the program is being held in Mullumbimby in May 2019. If you are interested in attending can call the Stepping On coordinator on 6620 2553 to register or find out more.

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Byron Harmony Day

Chemical Free Landcare

Byron Harmony Day is even bigger and brighter this year with fantastic multicultural music, dance, crafts, and food from many cultures, such as gorgeous Japanese dancers, Taiko, belly dancers, Bollywood dancers, and more! Harmony Day is a national day of celebration when communities all over Australia celebrate their amazing communities and support multiculturalism. Join us at Mullum Civic Hall on Saturday 27 April from 11am till 10pm for a fun family day celebrating our cultural diversity. For more info call 0405 463 663.

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare is pleased to announce six free work shops on ‘How to convert a camphor forest back into rainforest without a drop of synthetic herbicides’. First session starts Saturday 4 May in Mullumbimby. Workshops will run from 8.30am till 1pm. Limited places, email: byronshirechemicalfreelandcare@ gmail.com to book.

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Op Shop Sale Op Shop on Kingsley Street Easter holidays sale on now – all clothing reduced by 50 per cent. Come on in and grab a bargain. Kingsley Street opposite the primary school in Byron Bay.

Byron Sophia Byron Sophia Philosophical Group: The Kingdom Trilogy, 3rd Vol – James Cowan. Don Hansen, Amitayus

Hospice Service volunteer, will read this precious text. Thursday 18 April, 1.30–3.30pm at Marvell Hall, 37 Marvell St, Byron Bay. Info: Celia 6684 3623. No Meeting on Anzac Remembrance Day.

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

NR Parkinson’s group Northern Rivers Parkinson’s support group at 10am Friday, April 12 at Crowley Village Activity Centre 154 Cherry Street, Ballina. Guest speaker Jo-Anne Reeves, CEO of Parkinson’s NSW. The next coffee catch-up morning will be at 10am, Friday 10 May at Summerland House Farm. This is a relaxed social get-together. RSVP Yvonne 6628 5884, or Tamsin 0427 645 146.

Free holiday fun Free holiday activities for kids at the Byron Bay Library. Tuesday April 16 make an ‘insect hotel’ at 10.30am. Suitable for children aged five and up. Wednesday April 24 is the kids show Super heroes of the compost kingdom

on at 10.30am. Join Karen, the compost queen, for a fun and interactive session looking at how composting works, and take home a plant that you’ve potted. Suitable for children aged three and up. Bookings are essential for all activities: 6685 8540.

OS Country Club Art Competition Artists! The 2019 Annual Ocean Shores Country Club Art Competition opening night May 16. Enter online at www.oceanshorescc.com.au. Entries deadline May 3. Categories are – Oil/ Acrylics; Watercolour and Pastel/ Drawing. Over $2000 dollars in prizes.

Summer clearance sale Huge summer clearance sale at the Uniting Church Op Shop, cr Dalley and Whain Sts, Mullumbimby. Open each Saturday 8.30am–12.30pm.

OS Art Expo 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.

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No Food Box on Anzac Day. 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.

Respite Service 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 fundraiser@byronrespite.com.au, 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

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.

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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.

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 volunteers@byroncentre.com.au.

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

Museums Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc Museum corner of Myocum and Stuart Sts Mullumbimby, open Tuesdays and Fridays 10–12 and market Saturdays 9–1. Discover your local history, join our team – 6684 4367. Bangalow Heritage House Museum & Cafe is closed for renovations until further notice.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Meditation Buddhist meditation teaching and practice at the living Yoga Sanga, first floor, 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 6–7.30pm, Mondays. Mishaela, 0438 858 842 or mishaele@si.org.au. Dzogchen meditation and study group 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby CWA 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. Integral Zen meditation Tuesdays 6–7.30pm at the Pura Vida Wellness Centre, 14a Park St. Brunswick Heads. By donation. Contact Erik 0418 337 508.

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.

PFLAG PFLAG Northern Rivers supports families and friends of LGBTIQA+ people. Email enquiries@pflag-nr.org, find them on Facebook or call 0467 382 010.

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

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 Country Club. Info: Joan Towers 0400 484 419.

Mullum tennis The Tuesday ladies’ group of the Riverside Tennis Club meets every Tuesday at 9.30am at the courts next to Heritage Park. New players very welcome; ring Barbara on 6684 8058.

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

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

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Mountain bike riders win gold medals at nationals Martin Shields Local riders Hayley Oakes and Darcy Harris have achieved excellent results at the 2019 Mountain Bike Australia (MTB) national championships and Oceania MTB championships at Bright, Victoria, last week. Held over seven days, the world, Olympic, and national champions mixed it with riders from across Australia in downhill, cross-country, and trials events where some races had as many as 50 riders competing. Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club riders Hayley Oakes and Darcy Harris have had an outstanding weekend and look like champions in the making. In the national championship Hayley took out the gold medal in both the XCO (longer course) and the XCC (short course) cross-country, while Darcy won Sliver in the XCO and gold in the XCC. Both competitors rode in the U/17 year class. Darcy is still 15 years old and Haley had her 15th birthday at the weekend.

Darcy (L) and Hayley are going places on their MTBs after collecting national medals. Photo Louise Oakes The Oceania championships hosted athletes from across the region including Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Tahiti. Haley topped off her fantastic week of racing with another gold in the Oceania U/17. Two local businesses support these athletes and

without their help it would be next to impossible to rank as high as they do at Australian national level. The Bicycle Emporium in Ballina supports Haley, and Harris Cycle Company (no relation) looks after Darcy. The event is a display of just how popular mountain biking is becoming and just how competitive Australia is in the MTB world.

Nose riders take points at Lennox Longboarders Crystal Cylinders Excellent conditions and clean one-metre waves greeted the 36 members of the Lennox Longboarders for their April club round at Lennox main beach. There was standout surfing from Tommy Steele, who displayed the art of ‘ten over the nose’ riding with style, and Aaron Smith (2017 club champion) returned to carve up these waves with awesome turns and more nose riding. Emily Simmonds also relished the conditions and helped to welcome five new ladies into the club: Lee Middleton, Jane Birch, Reggie Grew-Mc Elligott, Fiona

Standout surfer for the round Tom Steele. Photo Craig Leete Duncan, and Jess Owen. The junior grommets had another surf expression session at the halfway point. Vouchers from Lennox Surf went to Grant Ryan and Tasman Cahill. Results: Firsts: Aaron Smith, Tom Steele, Terry Kay, Jake Ryan,

Lee Middleton, Tasman Cahill. Seconds: Rob Rye, Matt Durkin, Jane Birch, Grant Ryan, Brendon Cahill, Nathan Mckenzie. Thirds: Craig Leete, James Foster, Andrew Thomas, Jess Owen, Nick Mitchell, Eleanor Robertson.

Rainbow Dragons take on Australia Monica Wilcox A 30-member team from the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club is spending Easter week at the Australian Dragon Boat championships at Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, where they are aiming to better last year’s bronze medal win. The Rainbows have been awarded the honour of carrying the flag for New South Wales at the opening ceremony and will be represented by Club president, Libby Woodbry. The Rainbows will be paddling in the senior B (50+ years) mixed and women’s events in 500m races on Thursday, and 200m races on Good Friday. On Easter Saturday eight Rainbow Dragons selected for the Far

pontoon and a third fleet will be loading paddlers. This allows for over 80 races each day and some very fast turnaround times. The training for Rainbow Dragons has been rigorous with the last few months spent paddling on Ballina waterways as Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head, has been out of action.

David Garsed The Byron Bay Red Devils were victorious last Saturday toppling last year’s premiers Tweed Coast Raiders 18–12 in front of a packed home crowd. The game was of the highest quality, played at breakneck speed, and was in the balance right up till full time. The major factors for the Devils’ win was the kicking game of Todd Carney combined with the quality of the chasers who continually harried the opposition, who at times struggled to get out of their half. There was also another strong defensive display that has been a hallmark of the side so far this season. The Raiders had first use of the ball but failed to dent the Devils’ defence and soon after they were outflanked by a sweeping backline movement culminating in Byron Bay winger Gabe Belcher touching down in the corner. The Raiders got back into

Shores United score clean sheet

Brunswick Heads Bowling Club’s eldest member Joan Loomes celebrated her 100th birthday in April 7. Joan started bowling in 1972 and was still bowling and winning at age 94. Joan received a card from the Queen, celebrated at the Club, and has not given up returning to the sport.

Shores United enjoyed a super successful weekend getting through all senior games teams undefeated. First division topped the scoring with a resounding 7–0 win over Lismore Workers, while thirds did Casino in 6–1. The women’s premier division side scored another win beating Casino 6–1.

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North Coast NSW regional team will also compete in the State versus State championships. The Australian Championships are a massive event with up to 233 crews competing on Good Friday. Simultaneously a fleet of six boats will be racing while another fleet will be paddling up to the starting

Red Devils repel Raiders

Brunswick bowler scores 100

Centenarian Joan Loomes. Photo supplied

The Rainbows have put in the training and are ready for the national championships. Photo: Sera J Wright

Red Devil Andrew Battese recieves ball from Dylan Montgomery. Photo Deb Milgate the game with tries to Cody Hart and Dom Murray to hold a slender 8–6 lead at half time. The second stanza commenced at the same frantic pace and the Devils were the first to strike when hooker Andrew Battese broke from the scrum to plant the ball under the post. The Devils started to dominate and again hit the scoreboard when centre Daniel Gibson got on the

end of a Todd Carney kick. Both tries were converted by Andrew Battese. In the last six minutes of the game the Raiders, on the back of some gifted possession, scored in the corner. The Devils held on for a much deserved win. U/18s players Ethan Coldwell, Jacy Laurie, and Kuyan Laurie stepped up for the Reds and played well above their weight and faced up to the opposition.

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Backlash May 18 – it’s an election date! The federal Liberal-National coalition is seeking another three-year term to plunder, pillage, and further scorch and fray the social fabric. And how would Labor do if elected? Can they bugger this up, like they did recently in NSW? Locally, the Richmond electorate covers Tweed and Byron Shires. The three political offerings so far are Labor MP Justine Elliot (held the seat since 2004), Tweed Hungry Jacks owner Matthew Fraser (again standing as the Nationals candidate) and newcomer and acting Greens mayor Michael Lyon. Q Q  Q  Q

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It wasn’t all about elections last week – the first image of a black hole was published with help from young computer scientist Katie Bouman whose algorithm made the historic image possible. Incidentally, the first picture of Earth from space – 105km up – was taken back in 1946. And ever since, the round-Earth science has been settled, except within the Flat Earth Society, who have supporters all around the globe. Q Q  Q  Q

The independent Manning Community News, based in Tinonee near Taree, is really putting the wind up the recently merged and massive MidCoast Council. Publisher/ editor Di Morrissey notes that the new GM Panuccio has banned her paper from all Council premises. She claims 15,000 copies are printed and distributed from Bellingen to Nabiac and out west. On the back page, Morrissey made an impassioned plea saying, ‘We don’t believe our politicians any more, big business seems to control our lives by power of money, influence,

Journalist, author, and filmmaker John Pilger holds up a piece of local propaganda owned by US citizen Rupert Murdoch during his speech last week at the Cavanabah Centre. Many hundreds of Byron locals heard of how Australia’s media landscape is generally compliant to the wishes and demands of the government. Photo Jeff ‘Biased Since 1986’ Dawson and corruption’. To read more visit www.manningcommunitynews.com. The Echo has been independently owned and operated since 1986.

local Nationals candidate who ran and lost at the recent NSW election has parachuted back into his old

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US media outlet Vice has just published The Story of How Airbnb Ruined Byron Bay in Australia… And turned Byron’s rental property landlords into millionaires. Local musician Ilona Harker gave Vice her take on the rental market – her landlord ‘raised the rent by $70 a week on the spot, forcing her and her 17-year-old son Kaelen to move’. And according to the Australian Coastal Councils Association, 17.6 per cent of properties are rented to tourists via short-term holidayletting agreements, including Airbnb. ‘Byron Shire cops more than two million visitors a year, putting tourists to locals at a ratio of 70:1’. Q Q  Q  Q

Remember Ben Franklin? Not to be confused with the famous US polymath, the

job in the NSW upper house. Presumably he will still call Byron his home? His Tweet on April 12 didn’t say.

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.45 – April 17, 2019  

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