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AS REFERENCED ON WIKIPEDIA SINCE 1086 The Byron Shire Echo • Volume 34 #36 • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 • www.echo.net.au

Never a better time for tree planting Beach Hotel operations

and real estate sold Hans Lovejoy

Around 70 hardy souls gathered at Crowmwell Farms in Goonengerry on Saturday for the Shire’s first largescale community rainforest tree planting event. Organised by local non-profit organisations Rainforest 4 Foundation and Rainforest Now, the event saw volunteers plant 1,450 native rainforest trees. The next event is on March 8. Pictured is volunteer Spencer Alcock. Photo Jeff ‘Planted And Native Since 1986’ Dawson

Bob Stewart fails to front court David Lowe Local commercial property owner Bob Stewart was a no-show at Byron Bay Court House on Monday morning over charges of multiple Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) and an animal cruelty charge. This was his second court date, which arose from the bow-shooting death of a ten-month-old puppy, Bucket, in South Golden Beach in late December, 2019. As the appointed hour ticked by, there was no sign of the defendant or his lawyer John Weller, just the usual sorry parade of drink drivers. Finally another solicitor, Sally McPherson, stood up as an agent

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acting on Mr Weller’s behalf and told magistrate Karen Stafford that Mr Stewart would not be appearing in court on this day. When asked why, Miss McPherson passed on an email message from Mr Weller which made mention of a ‘media pack’ at Stewart’s last appearance and an ‘angry Facebook group’ which made his client fear for his safety, and required him to be led from the court house by two sheriffs on January 13. Magistrate Karen Stafford asked if the previous magistrate, Michael Dakin, had excused the defendant from appearing on this latest occasion as a result of fears for his safety, but nobody seemed to know, and court records were not checked.

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The Echo was present at the last hearing, and no such comment was made by magistrate Dakin. Additionally, The Echo was present outside the court before and after Mr Stewart’s last appearance, but did not see a media pack or an angry mob waiting for him to appear. Miss McPherson asked, on Mr Weller’s behalf, if the trial could be held over until May 6. It is expected that the trial will take two days, with twelve witnesses expected for the prosecution, and eight for the defence. Magistrate Stafford said that if Mr Stewart did not appear on May 6, in person, a warrant would be issued.

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A ‘leading hospitality operator and investment manager’ has bought both the real estate and operation of the Byron Beach Hotel for $104m. The new owner is Moelis Australia Hotel Management, a subsidiary of Moelis Australia (MAHM), manager of the ASX 300 listed Redcape Hotel Group (ASX listing: RDC). MAHM CEO Dan Brady told The Echo that part of their business model is ownership of both the business and land, with a focus on the community. ‘Pubs need their community,’ he said. ‘The Beach Hotel is a muchloved local institution and we are privileged to be its new custodians. ‘We have a clear and exciting vision for the hotel – one that places the local community firmly at its core – and are committed to ensuring that the Beach Hotel continues to enrich the lives of those around it for many years to come’. He says management will invest considerable time getting to know the team, community and guests, as well as the funds to implement operational improvements and crucial maintenance and repair work that is required to the base building. ‘The base building has not received the required level of investment over the years, owing to the split ownership structure. ‘We are well capitalised to give the property this required investment, and further future investment to enhance the offer and elevate the experience for customers, ensuring this iconic venue once again leads

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in this great community and on an international level,’ says Brady. Brady added that the venue will ‘continue to trade as normal, under the new management, maintaining its diverse live music schedule, with operational improvements and urgent maintenance implemented as soon as possible’.

van Haandels say thanks The van Haandel family, who have operated at the Beach Hotel for the past 13 years, provided a statement to The Echo: ‘We have created strong bonds in the local community, particularly with our incredible team of staff, and we want to thank locals, supply partners, friends and our cherished team, past and present, for all their hard work, dedication and support. ‘The Beachy is an extraordinary place and such an important asset to the town of Byron Bay. We are proud of what we have achieved within our time operating the Beachy. We are excited to see what can be achieved from the common ownership model through investment in the building. ‘We look forward to the new ownership continuing to grow the Beach Hotel operation as industry leaders in sustainability through our ground breaking waste program. ‘We hope our social responsibility – through our pokie machine removal – and our strong community support are legacies that will be continued. All the while, continuing to offer a great family friendly environment and epic live music venue to a town which is now firmly placed on the international tourist “to do” list when visiting Australia’.

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A landslip at Byron’s Clarkes Beach Caravan Park in the early hours of Friday morning resulted in a backpacker van slipping around 5m into a hole. Fellow camper John Lewis told The Echo it may have been a result of Council drainage works as pipes were exposed at the location. When asked if Council believe their drainage works may be responsible, they only replied, ‘Council has been notified about an erosion event at the NSW government’s Reflections Holiday Park at Clarkes Beach. ‘Reflections is investigating this incident and Council will provide any information or help as needed’. Lewis said three people in

A campervan was swallowed up after a landslip at a caravan park last Friday morning. Photo John Lewis the van were lucky to escape unharmed. ‘[As of Monday morning] Security guards are onsite and preventing photos. ‘Is the large drainage gully the key to this event? We believe that the three Latvians, who escaped from

the van with nothing, not even any clothing, were not supported adequately by the Park management’. CEO of Reflections Holiday Parks, Steve Edmonds, told The Echo, ‘A safety exclusion zone has been

created, and affected guests have been relocated for their safety. ‘All guests are currently safe, and it is imperative that visitors and guests stay out of the exclusion zone. ‘It appears from initial photo and video evidence, that a lot of water is coming down into the park from Lighthouse Road, and also across to the park from the carpark to the south. ‘Reflections will continue to work with the appropriate experts to investigate the affected area and lost assets and has initiated a wider investigation into the complete cause(s) of the land slip. ‘Until this is known, we are not in a position to make further comment’.

ÉĕƐƱĕëƐIJĕſſşëĎĎëŔëīĕƱëſŕĶŕī Motorists are being asked to take extra care after the recent heavy rains damaged the Shire’s road network. Council says large potholes have opened in many areas and they will be prioritising patching them

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would ‘exacerbate the flooding issues, as Council does very little, if any maintenance on drains in the Shire’. ‘Flooding in Byron last week is a timely reminder why it’s not good practice to place lots of fill in a place

where it doesn’t belong, like the Belongil wetlands, as proposed by the West Byron developers. ‘Wetlands are a natural relief valve for large rainfall events and provide vital storage space for storm water’.

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this week. Road damage and potholes can be reported via the REPORT IT tab on www. byron.nsw.gov.au. Meanwhile, civil engineer Anthony Stante told The Echo that if the large West Byron suburb was to go ahead, it

More than two years after a 16-year-old boy was violently arrested in the centre of Byron Bay, a trial date has finally been set for one of the officers allegedly involved. Byron Local Court heard last Wednesday that Senior Constable Michial Luke Greenhalgh will be tried on a single charge of common assault on May 12. It will be almost exactly 28 months after the 38-yearold allegedly struck the teenager repeatedly with

his police baton during the arrest in the early hours of January 11, 2018. Magistrate Karen Stafford set the matter down for a fourday hearing, and foreshadowed that a magistrate may be brought up from Sydney to preside over the case.

!şŔŔşŕëƆƆëƖōƐ There are no juries in common assault cases, so the officer’s fate will be decided by the magistrate, based on the evidence presented. Senior Constable Greenhalgh, who remains on active duty but has been

transferred to the Lismore police district, was not required to appear in court last week. Instead, he was represented by his solicitor, Sally McPherson. The common assault charge was laid against Senior Constable Greenhalgh on October 25. This followed an investigation into the incident by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission. It found that the officer engaged in serious misconduct by applying 19 baton strikes to the young person,

and referred the matter to the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). It took more than a year for the DPP to decide whether or not the officer should be charged – a delay which drew strong criticism from both local police and the NSW Council for Civil Liberties. Senior Constable Greenhalgh subsequently tried unsuccessfully to have his named suppressed from all future media coverage of the case. The matter will return to court for a brief, pre-trial hearing on March 30.

DëſŔşƱŕĕſĈşſſĕĈƐƆſĕĈşſĎşưĕſƆëōĕƆżĕĈƖōëƐĶşŕ Mainstream media speculation over a $20m asking price for The Farm on Ewingsdale Road have been addressed by owner Tom Lane. He told The Echo, ‘We would like to dispel some of the incorrect particulars that have been shared in the press. ‘Coverage of this news, circulating over the past several hours, has presented a variety of information – some of which is accurate and some not.

‘Emma and I are very proud of what we have created for the community of Byron Bay and beyond. With our values of grow, feed, educate and give back, we have been able to create jobs, protect farmland, and educate people about a sustainable way of life and give back to the environment and the community in countless ways. ‘To be clear, we are not looking to sell the entire property, but more the case

we are looking for a strategic like-minded investor/s to get involved in our business, to help us grow, and nurture, what we have created into other areas beyond the Northern Rivers region.

mşĎëƷƆżë ‘It is not our intention to intensify the operation here in Byron, by way of retail or day spa as some reports indicate. ‘It is our intention to offer a part of the business for sale

to the right person, or people, who can help fulfil this vision to expand interstate or internationally as opposed to further expansion onsite.   ‘Luckily, we are already in discussion with several locals who share our values and vision.   ‘To reiterate, there is no intention to change or expand what we have created at The Farm in Byron Bay, rather, we look to partner with someone who can take the concept beyond Byron Bay’. 

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Ambassadors invite support for Renew Fest Renew Fest have announced three festival ambassadors for Renew Fest 2020, who are calling on the community to back the festival via their allor-nothing crowdfunding blitz which is currently running. The campaign needs to reach its target of 600 early bird pledges by Monday February 17, to be able to go ahead on May 8–10 at the Mullum Showground. The Renew Fest 2020 ambassadors are local Arakwal custodian, Delta Kay, director of the award-winning film 2040 Damon Gameau, and Love Out Loud young social entrepreneur and author, Nicole Gibson. Renew Fest director Ella Rose Goninan says, ‘The challenge of full system regenerative change is to humbly renew all the ways we interact with the Earth and each other. ‘We do this by learning from and honouring Aboriginal people and their ancient connection to country, embracing the hearts, vision and leadership of young people, and welcoming in all the current innovations for better ways of living across the world.

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Crowdfunding ‘The crowdfunding campaign offers discounted early bird tickets, and other rewards, and must be successful for the festival to proceed,’ says Ella. Delta Kay says, ‘Jingi walla blaggenmere Arakwal jugan. Welcome everyone to Arakwal country. We are honoured to host Renew Fest 2020 in the

beautiful Mullumbimby. We ask you to walk soft and listen to the land of our ancestors. Garimaa respect,’ said. Damon Gameau says, ‘Renew Fest couldn’t come at a better time this year. ‘It provides a meeting place for those who want to discuss and shape a new story for humanity and how we interact with all living systems.’ Nicole Gibson says, ‘Until we understand how to live in harmony with each other and the planet, suffering will

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ÈëōĕĶōĕĕŕ”ĕżżĕſǽǨǰǪǭȑǩǧǩǧ Deborah Lilly I first met Aileen Pepper in the camping shop in the mid ’80s. I’d just moved to Mullum, had a baby on the way, and was setting up home. Over the years, the camping shop has been a great asset to the town for kitchen equipment, footwear, wet weather gear, etc. Aileen and Merv provided a great service. In addition, Aileen took a special interest in local people whom she considered her extended family. She remembered my son, and we often went there on his birthday to check out her pen knives; she fostered his interest by explaining features and origins of various knives.

Aileen. Photo supplied My son, now 34, has become a connoisseur of knives and is an expert at sharpening them. A couple of years ago, it was a surprise to see Merv shopping at Target in Ocean Shores; he looked a bit out of place. He told me that Aileen

had had a stroke and was in Coolamon Villa; her left side was paralysed. I began helping her with exercises and massage. When I told my son, he said he was pleased and that he had ‘the greatest respect for Aileen’. He then explained that a schoolmate of his had been caught breaking into the camping shop, and Aileen had not pressed charges, wanting to give the boy another chance. This was an example of her caring and generosity. I worked with Aileen for 18 months and she showed great courage and commitment to her exercises, despite her difficulties.

Her sense of humour brought us many laughs and I enjoyed our connection. The week before she died, Aileen talked about death, which was unusual for her. I said, ‘Don’t worry, Ross will be there for you. He’ll look after you.’ (Ross, her son, died in 2013). She went quiet. ‘You remember he came to visit you?’ She said, ‘Yes, I remember he came, but I don’t remember him saying that’. ‘Well why do you think he came?’ I asked, and she smiled. Rest in peace Aileen. I’ll miss you, as will your whole extended Mullumbimby family.

Massive pro-development strategy up for debate, again Plans for a large rezoning of Byron Shire rural lands to commercial use will be again thrashed out at the upcoming Council meeting on February 20, in the Mullumbimby chambers. The controversial Business and Industrial Lands Strategy was adopted on December 12, 2019, yet the plan is fraught

with geographical constraints and environmental concerns have been raised by NSW government agencies. Greens mayor, Simon Richardson, and Labor’s Paul Spooner inexplicably voted for its adoption, despite being very vocal and voting against similar motions while in opposition in the

Council’s 2012–2016 term. Independent Crs Catherine Coorey and Basil Cameron, along with Labor’s Cr Jan Hackett have signed the motion, which aims to rescind the strategy. They are calling to remove the controversial Saddle Road commercial precinct (formerly an eco-housing proposal) and

redraft the strategy to include an ‘overarching servicing and delivery framework’, and growth and infrastructure impact scenarios. Presuming no councillor has changed their mind since last vote; key to whether the motion will be successful is Greens Cr Sarah Ndiaye, who was absent from the last vote.

Richmond River improvements piloted The poor water quality of the Richmond River is well known, and is a result of acid sulfate soils and years of agricultural run off. Large scale fish deaths occurred in the Richmond River in 2001 and 2008. A trial to improve the river’s health is being piloted, say the NSW department of Primary Industry (DPI), as part of the NSW government’s Marine Estate Management Strategy. NSW DPI Program Leader Coastal Systems, Marcus Riches said, ‘Over $3.4 million has been invested in the past 18 months to support water quality improvements under the strategy. ‘Part of this funding has been provided to the North Coast Local Land Services, and in 18 months they have delivered 18km of riparian vegetation protection and enhancement activities (fencing, weeding, planting); 600m of bank erosion protection, and a further 900m is underway at Emigrant Creek sub-catchment; and nine upgraded road crossings and the sealing of 4.1

km of gravel roads to reduce sediment input into the Richmond estuary’. Mr Riches said more works are planned this year. ‘NSW DPI is working with blueberry, greenhouse vegetable and macadamia industries on improving water and nutrient management to reduce off-site water quality and habitat impacts to waterways,’ he said. ‘$150,000 has been provided to assist Rous Council with coastal floodplain studies to improve water quality outcomes and infrastructure management at the Keith Hall drainage system. ‘The Coastal Drainage Management project will help improve the management of floodplain drainage infrastructure and restoration of coastal floodplain wetlands, to enhance natural water retention and flows, and address poor water quality from acid sulfate soils and low dissolved-oxygen conditions. ‘These projects are unprecedented in NSW, in both their geographic scale and the complexity of issues they are addressing,’ he said.

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Brendan Thoms with his mother Jenny. Photo supplied reach of the ‘aliens’ power of the Constitution, meaning that anyone deemed an Aboriginal Australian cannot be deported through the exercise of that power. The High Court also found that Brendan Thoms, who

has now spent 500 nights in immigration detention under the threat of deportation, is an Aboriginal Australian and on that basis, should not be subjected to the aliens powers. Maurice Blackburn senior

associate Claire Gibbs, who is acting for Mr Love and Mr Thoms, said the court’s decision was significant for all Aboriginal Australians born overseas and a key step in the road to justice for Brendan Thoms in particular. ‘This is a very significant decision today that has helped to clarify the law – it is now beyond doubt that Aboriginal Australians cannot be deported through the exercise of the aliens power,’ Ms Gibbs said. ‘The federal government must release our client Brendan Thoms from detention today, the High Court has found that Brendan is an Aboriginal Australian, and with their further ruling today that Aboriginal Australians are not aliens, there is no excuse for him to be detained a minute longer’.

DſĕĕćſĕëƆƐƆĈſĕĕŕĶŕīĶŕwĈĕëŕžIJşſĕƆ The BreastScreen mobile van will be at the Ocean Shores Community Centre for ten days from Tuesday February 11. Breast cancer is a terrible disease that kills thousands of women globally, every year. Early detection can go a long way to reducing those numbers, and a breast screen is free. For the next ten days, women in the Ocean Shores area have access to the potentially lifesaving breast screening with the BreastScreen NSW mobile van returning in February 2020 to provide free mammograms to eligible women. A mammogram can pick up cancers that cannot be seen or felt. In NSW, one in seven

women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. For women over 50 years, a mammogram is the most effective method of finding breast cancer early.

Women aged 50–74 Director BreastScreen NSW (North Coast) Jane Walsh, says a screening mammogram is one of the most important things women aged 50-74 can do for their health. A 20-minute screen could save your life. ‘A mammogram every two years takes just 20 minutes and it could save your life,’ said Ms Walsh. ‘Detecting breast cancer early increases your chance of survival, while reducing the likelihood of invasive treatment,

such as mastectomy or chemotherapy.’ Ms Walsh says many women believe they aren’t at risk of breast cancer because there’s no family history of the disease. ‘Around 90 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history,’ she said. ‘This is why breast cancer screening is so important for all eligible women.’ Ms Walsh says having a BreastScreen NSW van in Ocean Shores makes it easier for women to attend their recommended two-yearly screening. ‘Bringing these vital services to Ocean Shores means more local women can participate and get the support they need. Life gets busy and we want women to make their health a priority.’

The BreastScreen NSW van is at Ocean Shores from February 10 to 20 and is located at the Community Centre, 55 Rajah Road. The service is free and there’s no referral needed. BreastScreen NSW mobile vans include the latest digital mammography technology and secure wireless communication system. The NSW government, through the Cancer Institute NSW, is investing $62.2 million in breast cancer screening this financial year. To book a mammogram with BreastScreen NSW, phone 13 20 50 or go to book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au. Year round screening services are available at BreastScreen NSW clinics at Tweed Heads and Lismore.

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Recent figures from the Productivity Commission show delays across the family law system are reaching alarming levels, according to the Law Council of Australia. Statistics in the Report on Government Services released last week reveal the backlog of family law cases between 2012–13 and 2018–19. The Family Court backlog has grown by 34 per cent, while the Federal Circuit Court backlog has grown by 63 per cent. Law Council of Australia

president Pauline Wright says a real concern was the increase in the number of cases more than a year old waiting to be heard.

'ſëŔëƐĶĈĶŕĈſĕëƆĕ ‘The number of nonappeal matters in the Family Court that have been in the system more than 24 months has increased dramatically – by 44 per cent over the last year. In the Federal Circuit Court, the number of cases over 12 months awaiting hearing

has increased by 17 per cent. ‘Justice delayed is justice denied, particularly when some of these cases involve some of the most vulnerable in our community and allegations of domestic violence. An urgent injection of funds into the family law system is required,’ Ms Wright said.

lĕſīĕſƖŕƆƖżżşſƐĕĎ The proposed merger of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court is not the solution to this problem and could make the situation

worse, she said.   ‘Further, the failure to appoint a separate dedicated Chief Justice for each Court, for two years, is reflected in the decline in the management and performance of each court. ‘We need a standalone, specialist court which understands the complexities involved in family matters. Any merger will diminish this vast expertise and lead to worse outcomes for parents and children across Australia.’

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Raising awareness in memory of Dale Eve Jeffery Katelyn Blake had no idea that her life was about to change forever when she woke up one morning, not long before Christmas, in 2018. The space where her partner Dale slept a few hours earlier was empty, and she did not know then that she would not spend another night with him. Dale Hayes, like many young men, was suffering depression in silence and sadly, he took his own life. Katelyn says Dale was the funniest, and most kindhearted man she knew. ‘We shared the most incredible memories, and we had so many amazing plans for our future. Not a day goes by without his presence being extremely missed.’ Katelyn believes that if we can raise awareness about issues surrounding mental health, then other young men like Dale might seek help before it’s too late. ‘Raising awareness about mental health is so important to me, because it helps in breaking the stigma around depression and other mental illnesses. It has the ability to

Greta’s story screened March 11 The inspiring story of Greta Thunberg will be told in a new film being screened at the Brew House Theatre on March 11, from 6.30pm. Greta Thunberg: The Voice of the Future tracks the teenager’s rapid emergence as a global leader from her first solo protests outside the Swedish parliament in August

2018, to her naming as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2019. She has now been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The 16-year-old has succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift, channelling her anxieties into an energising worldwide movement. The night also includes live music and chocolate tasting.

Katelyn and Dale at a friend’s wedding in 2017. Photo Eliza McDonald help those who are silently suffering to not feel so alone, and it can help them have the courage to speak up and to reach out for help.’ To raise funds and awareness for mental health, Katelyn, along with Dale’s family, Sue, Scott, Sarah and his good mate Rob, are hosting a fun day in Mullumbimby for mental health organisations Beyond Blue and Breaking Free. ‘We have packed the day

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full of activities for kids, adults and everyone in between. We want everyone to bring the whole family along. ‘This cause is very close to our hearts as we lost a partner – a really great mate, and a very much loved family member in 2018. ‘We have organised this day to celebrate Dale Hayes and to raise awareness around the importance of mental health. Absolutely everyone is welcome.’

The market day fundraiser will be held at the Mullum Leagues Club on February 22 from 4pm. Activities during the evening will include the Collective food trucks, face painting, a jumping castle, live music, raffles, and much more, as well as a performance from Khan, from 7pm. For any enquiries or information email: marketfundraiser@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/ events/318218382425679.

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PLANNING AGREEMENT

PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

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

BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL, NEW SOUTH WALES (“COUNCIL”) AND THE MULLUM TRIANGLE PTY LTD ACN 611731554 (“DEVELOPER”)

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & ASSESSMENT ACT, 1979

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:

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Written: Address to: General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 Email:

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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.

SIGN UP TO OUR COMMUNITY E NEWSLETTER Visit www.byron.nsw.gov.au/enews or use your phone camera to access the sign up page using this QR code.

2020/21 OPERATIONAL PLAN AND BUDGET COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SESSIONS Council is developing its draft Operational Plan and Budget and will be hosting 2 ‘Community Conversation’ sessions to invite members of our community to learn about the budget process and have their say on Our Plan for 2020/21: When: Afternoon: Evening: Where:

Monday, 24 February 2020 2.00pm – 4.00pm 5.00pm – 7.00pm Council Chambers, Mullumbimby

Members of the community are also encouraged to ask questions online at wwww.yoursaybyronshire.com.au/our-plan-20-21. Enquiries: Heather Sills 02 6626 7171

CHANGE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE From Monday 2 March 2020, you can contact our Customer Service team in Mullumbimby from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) as follows: • Come and see us at 70 Station St, Mullumbimby 8.30am to 4.00pm • Give us a call on 02 6626 7000 8.30am to 4.30pm • Send us an email: council@byron.nsw.gov.au

FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETINGS The following Council meetings are scheduled for February 2020:

20 February 2020 – 11.00am – Planning Meeting 27 February 2020 – 9.00am – Ordinary Meeting Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Station Street, Mullumbimby. Agendas are available one week prior to the meeting on Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-meetings/AgendasMinutes and at Council’s administration centre in Mullumbimby. Enquiries: Heather Sills 02 6626 7171

Council approved development application 10.2016.625.1 for alterations and additions to existing commercial building to create a café and day spa located at 35-37 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby NSW. Condition 6 of this consent required the developer to enter into a planning agreement with Council. This is notice that the planning agreement is on public exhibition for a period of 28 days in accordance with Section 7.5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The purpose of the planning agreement is the payment of a monetary contribution by the developer to Council in lieu of provision of onsite parking on the development site. The developer is to pay a monetary contribution of $8,053.26 per car space or a fraction thereof for 15.3 car spaces for a total contribution of $123,214.88. The planning agreement is on exhibition from 12 February 2020 until 11 March 2020 and is available for viewing at Council’s Administrative Offices Mullumbimby and on Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/PublicExhibition. Submissions close: 11 March 2020 Enquiries: Christopher Soulsby on 02 6626 7058 For information on making a submission, and where to address it, refer to the “Make a submission” section of Council’s weekly advertising. Please note: The canvassing of Councillors or Council staff in relation to this tender will automatically result in disqualification of offending tenderers.

DEVELOPMENT CONSENTS 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. Information relating to these applications as required by Schedule 1, Division 4, Clause 20(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) is also available online.

APPLICATIONS APPROVED 10.2020.34.1 – Byron Bay, 101 Jonson Street Demolition of Existing Garage 10.2019.409.1 – Byron Bay, 1/7-17 Brigantine Street Change of Use to Tattoo Studio 10.2019.522.1 – Byron Bay, 126 Lighthouse Road Demolition of Existing Dwelling House and Construction of Dwelling House, Secondary Dwelling and Swimming Pool 10.2019.596.1 – Ocean Shores, 29 Aloota Crescent Stage 1 Strata Subdivision of One (1) Lot into Two (2) Lots and Stage 2 New Dwelling to create Dual Occupancy (Detached) 10.2019.612.1 – Byron Bay, 16 Little Burns Street Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwelling House 10.2019.555.1 – Ocean Shores, 2/8 Yengarie Way Dwelling House and Secondary Dwelling 10.2019.602.1 – Byron Bay, 2 Jacaranda Drive Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwelling House to create Dual Occupancy and New Swimming Pool 10.2019.491.1 – Mullumbimby, 51 Stuart Street Change of Use from Dwelling House to Office Premises and Alterations and Additions 10.2019.601.1 – Goonengerry, 26 Bayview Drive Swimming Pool 10.2019.658.1 – Main Arm. 902 Main Arm Road Swimming Pool 10.2017.266.2 – Ocean Shores, 41 Orana Road S4.55 for Design Modifications 10.2015.388.2 – The Pocket, 660 The Pocket Road S4.55 to Modify Staging of Development, Remove Condition 14 for Upgrade of Road and Modification of a Cabin to Remove Disabled Accessibility Requirements 10.2017.344.2 – Mullumbimby, 47 Tuckeroo Avenue S4.55 to Modify Internal Layout, Roof and Deck

The following development applications (DA) have been received by Council and require exhibition in accordance with Development Control Plan 2014 (A14). The DAs may be viewed online at Council’s website www.byron.nsw.gov.au/find-a-DA or by using the Online Kiosks at Councils Customer Service Centre during normal office hours. DA submissions can be lodged using an online form via Council’s eServices Portal. Once you have viewed a copy of the DA, select ‘Make a Submission’ to lodge a submission directly with Council. Information on making a submission is available at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Make-a-submission-on-a-DA. If you are making a submission, there are requirements in relation to the disclosure of political gifts and donations. Refer to Council’s website to satisfy yourself that you are complying with your disclosure obligations prior to lodging a submission www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Political-donations-disclosure. Please quote the development application and property description when making a submission.

EXHIBITION CLOSES 19 FEBRUARY 2020 10.2019.665.1 – Bangalow, 59-61 Clover Hill Circuit (Lots 51 and 52 DP 1252223) Mr F P Macchia, Multi-Dwelling Housing Comprising Six (6) Dwellings

EXHIBITION CLOSES 26 FEBRUARY 2020 10.2020.28.1 – Coopers Shoot, 17 Byron Creek Road (Lot 1 DP 1255851) Mr B J Mackney, Stage 1 Change of Use of a Dual Occupancy to Bed and Breakfast Accommodation and a Dwelling House including Alterations and Additions Stage 2 Tourist and Visitor Accommodation comprising Six (6) Cabins and Associated Works 10.2020.22.1 – New Brighton, 56 New Brighton Road (Lot 2 DP 542514) Ms P R Forward, Use of Covered Deck 10.2020.36.1 – Byron Bay, 18 Banksia Drive (Lot 2 DP 1241977) Beachbreak Developments Pty Ltd, Light Industry comprising Eighteen (18) Units, Take Away Food & Drink Premises and Associated Works

PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & ASSESSMENT ACT, 1979 The following development applications have been received by Byron Shire Council and may be viewed on Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/development-applications-on-exhibition, or at the Council administrative centre during ordinary office hours. Development Application No: 10.2020.24.1 Property Address: 15 Torakina Road BRUNSWICK HEADS (Lot 13 DP: 1251383) Applicant: Codlea Pty Ltd Proposed Development: Subdivision to create One Hundred and Forty-Five (145) Residential Lots, One (1) Medium Density Lots, Two (2) Lifestyle Lots, Two (2) Public Reserve Lots, Associated Roads and other Infrastructure over Seven (7) Stages Byron Shire Council is the consent authority, and the Northern Regional Planning Panel has the function of determining the application pursuant to State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011 and Schedule 4A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The application will be on exhibition for a period of four weeks from 30 January 2020 to 26 February 2020. Any submissions made in respect of the application should be made to Byron Shire Council, but will be provided to the Northern Regional Planning Panel and may be viewed by other persons with an interest in the application. For further information on making a submission please refer to the factsheet ‘Making a submission on a development application’ available at Council or on-line at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/ submissions-on-development-applications. There are also 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 at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/political-donations. Please quote the development application and property description when making a submission. To enable Council to provide you with further correspondence in relation to your submission, please provide an email address.

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Ʒſşŕ ëƷÉşşōĶĕƆ ĈëſżëſŊƖŕĎĕſşǔĕſ Paul Bibby The carpark and shops next to the old Woolies in Byron Bay look set to be sold to a developer, raising the prospect of another build on the already-heaving strip. The Echo has confirmed that the 1.3-acre site, at 90-96 Jonson Street – directly to the north of the old Woolies – is on the market and that an offer has been made. The selling agent, Roland Evans from Canford Estate Agents, confirmed that the property was ‘under offer’. ‘The parties are currently doing their due diligence on the site,’ Mr Evans said. ‘That process could take some time.’

ĶŔĕĎëƐĎĕưĕōşżĕſƆ While Mr Evans declined to identify the prospective buyer, the real estate listing for the property is clearly aimed at developers. ‘The site presents a rare and possibly final opportunity of this nature for a developer/investor,’ it says. ‘Site Zoning B2 allowing

[sic] for a number of development outcomes. Further investigations may allow for residential and/or hotel [sic].’ The property is currently home to an 85-space carpark and 14 shops and restaurants. It lies directly adjacent to the old Woolies building, which is itself the subject of a proposal for a $40m mixed-use development that includes a 146-room hotel, function centre, and retail premises. Named Essence of Byron, this three-storey proposed development is topped with a private rooftop pool and bar that takes it more than 20 per cent above the 11.5m height limit for central Byron. The development’s 7,515 square metres of floor space also represents a 36 per cent exceedance of the floor-space ratio limit for this part of town. Byron Council’s willingness to allow the Mercato shopping centre to exceed height limits appears to have encouraged the developer to seek further breaches on the Woolies site.

—ĕƆĕëſĈIJżƖćōĶƆIJĕĎşŕ ƆIJşſƐȒƐĕſŔIJşōĶĎëƷōĕƐƐĶŕī believed caps on the number of nights a property is let are needed when the property is Results of a recent study without a host – temporarily of resident perceptions of or permanently.’ short-term holiday letting ‘In other words, most (STHL) across 12 mid- and residents favour a model North Coast NSW council involving mandatory on-site areas have been released. management for any shortIt follows on from a term holiday letting,’ she said.   similar study conducted in ‘It appears negative Byron Shire in 2018 by the impacts on the community Southern Cross University’s increase with high STHL (SCU) School of Business and numbers. Tourists moving Tourism, where researchers into neighbourhoods can attempted to assess the varying impacts on local com- cause all kinds of issues, munities of unregulated STHL.  including a decrease in long-term rentals, noise, loss Local government areas (LGAs) examined in the latest of community, increase in study were Ballina, Bellingen, parking, traffic, and waste management issues.’ Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Kyogle, LismşƐëōōćëĎ more, MidCoast, Nambucca, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Positive impacts of STHL Richmond and Tweed. were also clear for many Researcher Dr Sabine communities with benefits Muschter says they were for the local economy and looking to give ‘locals a say employment.  in decision-making about Overall, the study sughow to manage short-term gests that the other surveyed holiday letting in the NSW council areas are following North Coast region.’ the Airbnb trend that started ‘A key outcome was in Byron Shire. that just over two-thirds of For more informaapproved accommodation tion on each LGA visit providers and other residents www.scu.edu.au/STHL. Aslan Shand

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Locally grown produce was collected last Friday, which will go to bushfire victims staying in Brunswick Heads as part of the Bushfire R& R Bruns Project. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are Allie Godfrey, Leo Dewitte and Sasha Rose. In the back row from left to right are Tanya Sheppard, Ben Godfrey, Valerie Hardy, Derek Spice and Gavin Powell. For more info, visit www.mullumfarmersmarket.org.au/fresh-produce-for-fire-victims. Photo Anna Coelho

The Byron Community Centre is inviting senior community members to take part in the Byron Shire Seniors’ Festival from Febraury 17–21. Seniors’ Activities co-ordinator at the Byron Community Centre, Pippy Wardell, said, ‘The activities offered during this week aim to foster a sense of community and belonging; to empower older people and bring joy to their lives.’ Activities throughout the week include a mayor’s morning tea at the Byron Theatre, a free theatre performance, and a presentation on accessing the My Aged Care government service website. There will also be drumming in the morning, followed by the Bay Singers choir. For more info visit www. byroncentre.com.au/byronshire-seniors-festival-2020.

dşĈëōǕſĕǕīIJƐĕſƆĈşŔŔĕŕĎĕĎćƷl” The efforts of local fire fighters to contain recent bushfires were lauded on February 5 in NSW parliament by Greens MP Tamara Smith. She told the chamber, ‘I commend the activities of Brian Daley, NSW Rural Fire Service operations manager for region north, for keeping community members informed of the bushfire situation as it developed. ‘I acknowledge the zone commanders of the RFS: superintendent Greg Lewis, Northern Rivers zone commander; superintendent Michael Brett, Northern Rivers zone manager; northern zone duty inspector Les Gorey; and

northern zone duty acting inspector Glenn Willsallen. ‘Further, I acknowledge the captains of each of the fire stations in the Ballina electorate: Alstonville captain Jason Simpson, Ballina captain Dennis Henry, Bangalow captain Andrew Hill, Brunswick Heads captain Graeme Wakely and Byron Bay captain Gary Speers’. Smith also made mention of ‘the countless police and SES frontline staff – and even Marine Rescue NSW in my area – the Red Cross and, of course, Byron and Ballina councils, which were absolutely outstanding during this period.

‘Aside from the fact that this disaster has highlighted the need for our country to move to a low-carbon economy, and reduce the impact that our activities have on the climate and environment, it has highlighted the need for us to build resilience in our communities.

—ĕƆĶōĶĕŕĈĕ ‘I know that “resilience” has become a bit of a buzzword of late, but the type of resilience I am talking about is not just an individual’s ability to withstand stress, but also a community’s ability to band together in times of crisis. We know that social

infrastructure is key to that. ‘I encourage all of us in this place to look at the social infrastructure in our communities and determine how we can support it to become stronger. ‘I thank the House for the opportunity to speak in debate on this important motion. ‘Again, I extend my deepest condolences to those who lost their lives, and to their families and loved ones. ‘The onus is on all of us to honour the memory of those who have lost their lives, or been affected by this tragedy by acting to prevent this from ever happening again’.

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Ruthless Beetrooter threatens singed PM The Byron Shire Echo Volume 34 #36 • February 12, 2020

Inner circle of jerks What makes a good leader? Perhaps one who surrounds themselves with others who hold a diverse range of expert views or even challenge the ideologies of that leader. Presumably a good leader should also act in the best interests of everyone (almost an impossibility) and be receptive to that expert advice. What better way to illustrate democracy’s decline than to examine who has the ear of the nation’s leader? Turns out Scott’s marketing team includes coal-fawning troglodytes and public relation spivs. In other words, no vision or intellect. This list is no means complete; the PM’s inner circle also includes fellow religious extremists who are presumably wanting to hurry along to the end of times, as described in Revelations. All references are from Linkedin, unless otherwise noted.

John Kunkel The PM’s Chief Of Staff. John is former Deputy CEO of fossil fuel lobbyists, the Minerals Council of Australia (2010 – 2016).

Yaron Finkelstein Principal Private Secretary for the PM’s office. Was Former CEO for PR campaign consultancy Crosby|Textor (2015 – 2018).

Brendan Pearson Senior adviser (international of trade and investment) at Office of the PM. Was Chief Executive of Minerals Council of Australia (2014 – 2017).

Matt FynesClinton Speech writer for the PM. The PM’s slippery, meaningless gibberish is produced by a former senior reporter for Rupert Murdoch’s The Courier-Mail.

Andrew Hirst According to the Australian Financial Review, Hirst worked for public relations company Crosby|Textor before returning as the Liberal Party’s communications director for the 2016 election. He then became the Liberal Party’s federal director in 2017.

Philip Gaetjens Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. According to the Australian Financial Review, the onetime Peter Costello adviser is now the head of the PM’s 150,000 strong bureaucracy. Was also Chief of Staff to the PM when he was treasurer.

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n the broad stream of politics, it seldom matters which Nationals are in the coalition ministry and which aren’t. Few if any punters will have heard of Darren Chester, let alone Keith Pitt, and most wouldn’t have recognised Bridget McKenzie and Matt Canavan until they had left the front bench – McKenzie for a minor offence (there were plenty of more serious ones to lay against her) and Canavan for resigning in an attempt to knock off his leader. McKenzie, of course, had become the scapegoat for sports rorts, and Canavan a climate denier and a fanatical lobbyist for fossil fuels, so neither will be missed, although, incredibly, both have retained their positions in the Nationals senate leadership team and there are already suggestions that they should be rehabilitated to the ministry. However, within the cabinet they can be seamlessly replaced by other nonentities as long as the Nats retain their quota within the coalition agreement. And it could be argued that much the same would apply if Michael McCormack himself retired to the backbench, or indeed if he disappeared from parliament altogether – he has failed to make any impression, even within the political media which sometimes find themselves unable to pick him out of an identification parade. With one exception since the resignation of Tim Fischer, the Nats have been unable to find a leader with even a hint of charisma, and the party’s glory days of the real heavies – Black Jack McEwen and his successors, Doug Anthony and Ian Sinclair, are long gone. But the exception, of course, is the great Beetrooter, Barnaby Joyce, who, in the current party room, stands out like a prize stud bull in a paddock full of steers and heifers. Joyce could hardly be called a major achiever, but he has certainly been noticed, both in and out of his party’s leadership – and it is worth mentioning that he can justly boast that he has had more experience of leadership than either McCormack, or even Scott Morrison. No one is calling him Dial Tone, the derisive nickname recently attached to the forgettable McCormack. If nothing else, Joyce is an indefatigable self-publicist, and he intends to

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keep it that way, which is bad news for both McCormack and Morrison. Joyce’s initial attempt to replace McCormack failed, as everyone expected it to, and the margin is supposed to be a closely guarded secret. Joyce’s supporters say it was just one vote, which is probably an exaggeration. But even the McCormack loyalists admit that the challenger had six or seven on his side in the 21 strong party room, around a third, and more than enough for the basis of a second try.

Barnaby Joyce stands out like a prize stud bull in a paddock full of steers and heifers. Mungo MacCallum Joyce says that it won’t happen – that the matter is done and dusted. Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he? But any observer of Australian politics not in a coma knows that once the leadership contest is launched, it is unlikely to subside until one or the other contestant leaves the stage altogether, and Joyce is not going to be the one to walk away. Indeed, he has signalled that the battle has just begun; along with Llew O’Brien and George Christensen among his key support group on the backbench he has asserted his right, if not his intention, to cross the floor to oppose government measures with which he disagrees. Whether this is a serious threat is yet to be seen; Christensen, for instance, has tried the bluff almost as many times as he has visited the Philippines. But in a parliament with a majority of just two, it cannot and will not be ignored. Even if the threat is implemented, it would not necessarily mean defeat for Morrison in the House of Representatives; Labor is unlikely to embrace Joyce’s agenda. And if Anthony Albanese did succumb to opportunism, there would probably be enough crossbenchers to save the government from embarrassment. But it could certainly

get pretty ugly, and at the very least will be a major distraction for Morrison as he tries to restore his singed authority. And this will be particularly irritating over the vexed issue of climate change, where Morrison is desperately attempting to restore unity within his own Liberal Party ranks. The Joyce rump has made it clear that they are not for turning; they are denialists and proud of it, they want more coal-fried power stations, they are not interested in renewables, and transition – Morrison’s current mantra – is a dirty word. And probably most of their fellow Nats, including some McCormack supporters, agree with them. This will be non-negotiable, so just how Morrison deals with it will be fascinating; either he backs down, leaving the Liberal moderates in despair and worrying for the next couple of years over their seats, or he breaks the habit of a lifetime and takes them on. His immediate response was to plead for mercy – surely Joyce would not do anything to embarrass the government, would he? Well, yes, he would – this is the whole point of the insurrection. Joyce’s core complaint is that the Nats have become no more than an appendage to the Liberal majority, that McCormack has become subservient to Morrison. The solution is differentiation: to provide the party with a clear, separate identity – what better way to make the point than disrupting the MorrisonMcCormack legislative agenda? And if he has to blow the joint up to do it, them’s the breaks. Of course he would not go so far as to break the coalition agreement and lose all the lurks, perks, rorts and scams of office – as with loyalty, disloyalty also has its limits. But short of that, nothing is on or off the table. And that latter category includes not only McCormack, but also Morrison. The bellicose and bumptious Barnaby can be something of a buffoon – impulsive, erratic, and often irrational. But when his own ambitions are involved, he should not be underestimated. He is focussed and determined to the point of egomania, and utterly ruthless in the process. That is what makes him dangerous.

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The real radicals? Are the silent majority now the real radicals? Last night I attended a gathering supporting Julian Assange. The half dozen speakers would all be considered ‘radicals’ and probably thought of as rat-bags by many of Morrison’s so-called ‘silent majority’. One impressive local speaker is a very active member of Extinction Rebellion. ER is a rapidly growing worldwide nonviolent protest movement which draws attention to the climate emergency. Morrison branded environmental protesters ‘anarchists’ and threatened a crackdown on their right to protest, saying

that ‘progressives’ are seeking to ‘deny the liberties of Australians’. Who does our fundamentalist PM think ‘Australians’ are? And in the face of overwhelming climate evidence, who are the radicals? In Nazi Germany in the 1930s, around five per cent of the German population opposed the rise of Fascism. Many escaped Germany. But if they stayed, they were branded radicals and most were interned, tortured and murdered for their views. The remaining 95 per cent went along with the status quo as either compliant civilians, or they served in the military. History revealed that the silent majority

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who complied to a tyrannical regime were the true radicals. Clearly in this climate emergency, it is no longer okay to remain silent. Sadly, history will reveal who the real radicals are. Michael Balson Upper Wilsons Creek

Religious beliefs Belief in the Rapture has a lot of similarities to belief in the Easter Bunny and Father Christmas and demonstrates a similar degree of intellectual rigour. In fact, the similarities between belief in the Rapture and belief in Father Christmas are striking. Children are told that Father Christmas brings toys to good children but not to naughty ones. Pentecostalists are told that good people will be transported physically to heaven, while sinful people will not. David Gilet Byron Bay

Hello Kevin, as a constituent of Page, I am horrified to hear that your government is effectively blackmailing the states to open up gas exploration and fracking. As you would be well aware, there have been mass protests against gas development both in your electorate as well as other areas in NSW and other states. I hope you are aware of what this means to meeting carbon emission promises – methane (natural gas and coal seam gas) is a far more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide – 25 to 100 times depending on how long you measure the impact. So only small amounts of fugitive gas need to escape the chain, which includes drilling, development, transport, processing, transport to markets and then storage, and distribution at the retail end. To keep these fugitive emissions below two per cent, which is what scientists say would exceed carbon emission equivalents, is highly unlikely, impossible in fact. Research both here (by Southern Cross University) and in the USA shows that fugitive emissions at the mine sites greatly exceed the two per cent figure, and when looking at the whole chain, figures as high as 6–12 per cent have been recorded. This makes the support – nay, blackmail – for gas development a disastrous decision. On top of this are issues such as water pollution and access, impacts on communities, etc. Please do whatever you can to stop this focus on gas. We need to transition ▶ Continued on next page

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▶ Continued from page 11 as quickly as possible (the IPCC has given a figure of 11 years to drop emissions by 50 per cent). I know your government is pressured by the coal and gas exploration companies, but we need to look towards protecting our children and their safe future, not the profits of big corporations. If you haven’t already, I suggest you read Ross Garnault’s recent book Australia as an energy superpower that proposes a highly profitable transition to renewables. Don’t let the extreme right conservatives, who cannot see beyond their own experience, stop the implementation of a sustainable future for our children. I don’t know about you, but I’d far rather my grandchildren thanked me, rather than blamed me for the future they will inherit. Richard Swinton Clunes

Nature of Science I refer to Hans’ editorial (February 5), in which he compares, among other things, deductive and inductive forms of reasoning. Basically, deductive reasoning moves from general principles to specific instances, whereas inductive reasoning is

opposite, moving from specific instances to general principles. Hans states that ‘deduction can be a basis of scientific method, while induction is not [sic]’. This is wrong. Science draws on both methods. So for example, the neutrino was discovered using deductive reasoning, by upholding the general principle of conservation of momentum. Evolution on the other hand, is widely accepted by scientists based on a vast amount of specific instances (inductive reasoning). The philosophy and history of science is a fascinating field. For a specific treatment of the way inductive reasoning plays its part in science, one can read Karl Popper and the concept of falsification. For a much more general and arcane, perhaps even impenetrable, treatment of the philosophy of science, one can read Roy Bhaskar, and the field he spawned, called critical realism. The most popular work in the field though must be Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Jason van Tol Myocum

Predictions Senior council staff everywhere have to deal with

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Accountability? The results of the investigations into the Mullumbimby sewer and stormwater systems are no surprise to people who worked with, and were paying attention to, what was happening decades ago! Sinkholes appearing after and during rain events, sewer pump run hours doubling during rain and then running twenty-four-seven if the rain continued. All of this data was recorded daily, manually, on run sheets and handed in each week. I know one engineer took notice and tried to convince senior management, and the elected council, that action had to be taken in the mid-nineties – without success. You can go back to 1998 when the Brunswick Valley Waste Water Steering Committee ( BVWWSC) was formed as a result of Clause 45 Sewage Moratorium. The members of the BVWWSC continuously raised the evidence of major infiltration problems with the Mullumbimby sewer mains system. Their consistent reference to the problem went unheeded on the grounds that it was outside the scope of designing a new sewerage treatment system. In 2004 Byron Shire Council (BSC) created a position called ‘stormwater engineer’ specifically to address stormwater problems and maintain the current system – that was sixteen years ago! What has been achieved since 2004? And why do we now have a damning report on the condition of BSC’s stormwater system? Alan Dickens Brunswick Heads

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Coronaspiracy Dr Francis Boyle, who drafted the USA Biological Weapons Act, has stated that the Wuhan Coronavirus is an offensive Biological Warfare Weapon. Wuhan is home to China’s only Biohazard Level 4 germ laboratory. Dr Joseph Wu, writing in The Lancet, 31 January 2020, says that on 25 January, 2020, 75,815 individuals were likely infected with Wuhan Coronavirus, while on the same day the Australian media reported that only around 1,000 people were infected. The number of likely infected estimated in The Lancet was at least 50 times more than the numbers stated to be infected by Australian media. I believe the first several cases had no connection whatsoever, with the fish market, yet the TV says it likely came from there. Dr Jonathan Read, an epidemiologist at Lancaster University’s Medical School, said that by 4 February, 250,000 would be infected. That compares with official figures reported on TV, of around 20,000 on 4 February. Logically, what happens in China, will happen here. Peter Olson Goonengerry

Stop the doom In response to Christina Henry (Letters 5 February). Each state has its own fire authority to fight fires. Any person with some common sense could have predicted catastrophic fires if, as I believe, you don’t have any prescribed burns or mitigating maintenance in the National Parks. My husband has been a NSW firefighter for 23 years and I listen to the frustrations from firefighters. If you need to blame a politician, then blame former Premier, Bob Carr, it was he (with the Greens) who changed the governing authority to National Parks (NP). I don’t think NP have the same level of training as firies, yet they override fire authorities. All firies have been angry and frustrated by this change. This takes control away from the fire authority, the specialists who put their lives on the line to protect residents, homes, and manage the lands.

One particular forest fire that one of our local stations was called to in the Little Kuringai National Park, found that up to six homes/ dwellings were in danger and needed back burning to protect the homes. To undertake this work, firefighters have to make the request to NPs. The request was denied and crews were sent back to their station. Half way home they were called back by NPs to protect the same dwellings, but on arrival most of those homes were burnt to the ground. Supporting the many true Aussies who are rebuilding their homes, farms and businesses, in whatever way you can, is the best way to help them recover. Your doom and gloom is not helping. Tina Petroff Ocean Shores Q Ed note: for a scientific explanation of the effectiveness of hazard reduction burning see: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=MCmXS_yJnCE.

Steal of the Century How can any rational person applaud the fanfaronading of Trump and Netanyahu as they announce the ‘Deal of the Century’ which promises Palestinians billions of dollars if they just totally submit to Israel’s colonisation of their land and culture? It should be blatantly obvious that nothing good for Palestinians would come from these two exemplars of moral turpitude, both desperately trying to save their political skins and avoid criminal conviction. Close inspection of Trump’s ‘Peace to Prosperity’ shows that its proposals, without Palestinian consultation, violate international law at every turn. All of us have the responsibility of opposing the predatory colonialism of the Israeli apartheid state and supporting justice for Palestine. As Anna Fulder wrote, regarding the Stasi regime in the former GDR, ‘People who speak out against tyranny do so to save the rest of us; we are linked in a chain of responsibility so powerful it feels biological’. Gareth Smith Byron Bay

No extradition The Assange No Extradition campaign is vital for upholding and fighting for Assange, a political prisoner, who took the risk to expose the war crimes of the imperialist west. This act in turn has ▶ Continued on page 15

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the game was over in quick time. Lu took the Australian Girls title and Hathiramani ‘only’ the U/16 crown. Hathiramani had learned what the world’s top players have long known: nowadays, if you specialise in one main line, anyone with a computer can find and analyse a new idea deeply. The idea may not be objectively good, but if one side is forced to find a series of ‘only’ moves to survive, their chances are slim. Gold Coast Australian Girls Ch. 2020 White: L Lu Black: A Hathiramani Opening: Centre Counter 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 c6 5.Bc4 Nf6 6.Qe2!? Bf5 7.Bd2 Qb6 8.Nf3! Bxc2?! Too greedy, as is 8...Qxb2 9.Rb1. However 8...e6 9.0-0-0 offers White only a small edge. 9.Ne5 Bg6 10.h4! Nbd7 11.h5! Nxe5 12.dxe5 Qxb2 13.Rc1 Bxh5 14.f3! Picking up a full piece. 14...Bg6 15.exf6 gxf6 16.Nb5 0-0-0? The final error, although even after 16... Rd8 17.Be3 Black is suffering. 17.Nxa7+ Kb8 18.Bf4+ 1-0

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Social media and marketing are fuelling this free-living lifestyle as it is Instagrammed and blogged as a desired way of living. The numbers are growing, and the failure of local authorities to move people on is encouraging more. People ‘free camp’ boldly around the Byron Shire, popping their hood or sliding their door wherever they please. Waterside views are hot at Belongil Beach and Main Beach carpark. The Pass, Cosy Corner and Broken Head are so popular that vans monopolise surf spots the whole day to get the advantage of staying overnight. Others prefer a hilltop view, so Scarrabellotti’s Lookout is a fave. Then there’s the streets of Suffolk Park to ensure good beach access, as well as plenty wanting the Mullumbimby experience. Those that really want to push their luck head for local Nature Reserves like those at Torakina and North Wall at Brunswick Heads.

Costing locals There is nothing free about ‘free camping,’ – it’s costing local communities economically, socially and environmentally. Ratepayers are indirectly covering water bills as many free campers, eschewing campsites, make use of public toilets and showers. The amount of excrement that is left near pathways, on riverbanks and in car parks is becoming a serious health issue. As for waste disposal, Council’s illegal dumping accounted for well over $100k last year. Council has not confirmed if enforcement budgets have increased in line with tourism. However, anecdotally, it is still inadequate. Locals are resorting to verbal threats, abusive notes, and leaving their lights on as a deterrent. While there is a 24-hour number at Council, there are no rangers on at night, so it is left to police or the new breed of community vigilante to respond. Police agree it’s a major issue, but have to prioritise their responses against their other duties.

Not homeless Many of the free campers are tourists from overseas and interstate and are not homeless. Homelessness in the region is a serious issue and one that needs compassion, time, and more resourcing to create effective outcomes.

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ƖƆIJǕſĕȑĎſşƖīIJƐ The impact of climate change and dangerous new fire conditions are presenting more concerns regarding free camping. On one of the highest fire-danger days in the Byron Shire last year there were campers parked in local nature reserves cooking on open stoves in tinder-dry conditions. While Byron Shire Council states it has a zero tolerance policy, it clearly is not working. It is going to take a collaborative effort with community engagement and state funding to manage free camping effectively. Paying for something is an exchange, a level of respect, and a commitment. There are more than 15 campsites around the Shire starting at $20 a night. Surely we are worth this?

—ĕƆżĕĈƐëŕĎżſşƐĕĈƐ Solutions do exist, however, it needs prioritizing, and engagement from business, community and other relevant stakeholders, including Byron Shire Council, police and National Parks. I would suggest maximum fines of $2,200, rather than the minimum of $110 could be issued as a deterrent. Destination NSW and other tourism bodies have a responsibility to introduce education messaging that addresses free camping and the associated issues. Business has a vested interest. Many of our Byron brands trade on images of our iconic beaches and nature reserves and they trade on this free-living imagery. These businesses need to get engaged in these issues and use their marketing prowess to assist in cultivating a

culture of respect. Let’s start by adding a Respect and Protect Byron hashtag to every swing tag, coaster, shopfront, Instagram post, and commercial press release. Launch a Pay to Stay in Byron Bay campaign that will work on a collaborative tourism business engagement strategy to devise and support a marketing strategy that talks to these folk.

ſşƖŕĎƐIJĕćĕĎƐëƶ A creative solution around the bed tax is to have a single day, weekly or monthly Byron visitors pass that has to be purchased by every visitor. All vehicles would need to provide details of accommodation and time of stay. Rangers would be able to identify vehicles without a pass, and they could be fined, or asked to leave until they have purchased one. The money we save in managing the issues of illegal camping could help to fund programs to support homeless people. It would provide a ‘public’ tourism income that we urgently need. At the point of purchase Byron Council could provide information airdropped to their smartphone, like fire safety, driving conditions, local laws and some Indigenous cultural and educational information. There are decisions to be made, if illegal camping continues in the current vein, around how we manage our natural areas so that vehicles can’t physically access them at night. As I type these last words I am told that two doofs have taken place – one at Tallows and the other at Goonengerry National Parks. Around 150 people would have camped overnight with no toilets or water. The areas have been trashed, rubbish left, and again our environment has been put at risk of bushfire. Mmm, the price of freedom. Q Alison Drover is a resident of Byron Shire.

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Trump’s tumbling tower be a true believer in a version of Christianity very unlike the shambolic holy-rollers who can’t decide whether Trump is God’s own superhero or the pussy-grabbing crook he’s revealed himself to be. Now, 4 million Mormon voters are less happy with him than they were last election.

Phillip Frazer Impeachment failed, he was acquitted by the Senate, which was always what was going to happen, because the Republicans have a majority in the Senate. Trump’s dream was that he would be acquitted by all the Republican senators, plus a couple of Democrats who had doubts about the political big picture and the legal fine print. But then, as the day dawned, up steps Senator Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate in 2012, with a scorching attack on Trump’s presidency and his character. He voted to impeach, and so became the first member of Congress ever to vote to impeach a President from his own party. Romney also utzed all Democratic senators to vote for impeachment and thus ripped up the speech Trump was about to unleash claiming bipartisan support and generally crowing like the old rooster on steroids he’s always been. He crowed anyway, but in fury.

Call to challenge Romney said he wasn’t planning on challenging Trump for the Republican nomination this year, but hoped someone would. Any challenge to Trump at the Republican convention would cost time, money, and momentum, all of which Trump would rather spend

▶ Continued from page 12 globally affected the rights of journalists. A global petition seeking a royal pardon has 300,000 signatures. He’s been removed from solitary confinement, had access to letters, and his father can visit him more. There’s a silent hero who is back in prison. Chelsea Manning acted alone when she released information of war crimes to Assange. They did

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on defeating whoever the Democrats throw at him. In fact, no Republican bigshot is going to challenge Trump, because the whole party is locked inside an outdated and decrepit train barrelling fulltilt toward a cliff, while the small horde of Trump tragics bellow, and a slowly shrinking cohort of rusted-on Republicans look the other way, prepare a vote for the rooster, and hope, absurdly, that everything will be all right. But Romney’s already done serious damage. He’s not just a Mormon, but a bishop of the church, who is seen to

not plot this act. At a packed meeting at Sydney Opera House she warned that we should focus our gaze on the terrorism in our immediate environment. To date, there appears to exist no campaign to free Chelsea Manning. If we look deeper into the humanism of Assange and Chelsea Manning we can view the activation of ‘conscience’. They symbolise the right to activism for frontline

Romney is repulsed by Trump the man, but in policy terms he’s mostly distressed that Trump is, in his bumbling way, pulling America back from bombing the shit out of anybody who challenges its moral and military superiority. Trump doesn’t do morals, and he wants the generals to protect his hotels more than the Stars and Stripes. So who will the Democrats end up with for their President and Vice Pres? Elizabeth Warren and Juan Castro? Bernie Sanders and Carmen Cruz? Joe Biden and Mitt Romney? Michael Bloomberg and Amy Klobuchar? Mayor Pete and Oprah Winfrey? Any of them plus Michelle Obama? A wing and a prayer? Our best real hope is that the fetid pile that Trump stands on crumbles fast enough to tip his fat arse over on November third. Q Phillip Frazer posts without god on his side at coorabellridge.com

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Surfing for women, by women

MISSION

BBSF 2020 PROGRAM

Present and maintain the spirit and culture of surfing, as an expression, art and lifestyle. Ensure that the festival also reflects the values and creative culture of the Byron Bay region and community.

Ever wanted to give surfing a try?

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real farmers, real food Byron’s freshest produce direct from our local growers

* Live music * Great coffee * Gourmet food

BYRON BAY Thursdays 7-11am Cavanbah Centre BANGALOW Saturdays 7-11am Behind the hotel

ABOUT Founded in 2010, the award winning Byron Bay Surf festival showcases core and creative surf culture by presenting innovative and experiential ideas through unique and engaging experiences. The multi-day festival activates over 12 events including surfing, shaping, art, music, film, markets, activism and environment, with an awareness and focus on sustainability, education and innovation. The Byron Bay Surf Festival is proud to be declared a Deep Blue Event, (waste free), and is a 1% For The Planet member. BBSF has a clear path towards reducing environmental impacts through education, with a curated festival of likeminded vendors, events and special guests. James McMillan – Founder

thursday 13 SPECIAL EVENT byron community centre, theatre 7–9pm TICKETED

FILM PREMIERE Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story, Australian Film Premiere. Film premiere with special guests Q&A

friday 14 ARTSHOW, SUNSET CINEMA, LIVE MUSIC RVCA gallery BYRON BAY 5–7pm FREE EVENT

THE 2020 BBSF ARTSHOW Special guest live music and cold beverages.

byron bay brewery 7–9pm FREE EVENT

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY & SUNSET CINEMA Presented by Pure Scot. Legends films and music

9pm–12am TICKETED

OPENING PARTY LIVE MUSIC Didirri with Tay Oskee and Fiona Franklin

BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER OPEN 7.30AM TILL LATE 7 JONSON ST, BYRON BAY PH. 02 6685 7810 |

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BBSF 2020 PROGRAM saturday 22 SPECIAL EVENT byron community centre, theatre 7–9pm TICKETED

saturday 15 SURF ART MARKETS •SURF COMP LIVE MUSIC WATEGOS BEACH 7–8am FREE EVENT

BEACH CLEAN UP Presented by Dr. Bronner’s & Patagonia with Take 3 for The Sea Byron, and Byron Shire Council.

7am–5pm FREE EVENT *Entry fee for surfers

WATEGOS WIZARDS SURF COMP Presented by YETI. A logging comp for Blokes & Mermaids.

byron bay brewery 9am–4pm FREE EVENT

SURF ART MARKETS Markets, Artists, Fashion, Shapers, Food & Bevs, Live Music.

1.30–9pm TICKETED 1:30–3:30pm 4–5pm 6–7.30pm

SURF CULTURE BIG SCREEN MOVIES Happy Sad Man (including Q&A) Crystal Voyager (Cult Classic) Self Discovery for Social Survival (New York) Outdated Children (World Premiere with Q&A)

7.30–9pm 4–6pm TICKETED

SHAKA EVENTS WaterPeople Podcast Live with Lauren L. Hill, Dave Rastovich and guests.

9pm–12am TICKETED

SURF PARTY LIVE MUSIC Goons of Doom with Radolescent, Cupid and The Stupids.

sunday 16 FREESTYLE & STOKE, AWARDS, LIVE MUSIC WATEGOS BEACH 7–8am FREE EVENT

FLUORO FRIDAY (On Sunday!) Surfing, grouping, supporting mental health.

8–9am FREE EVENT 8am

FUSION HEALTH TEEPEE & QIGONG CLASS Qigong Class – moving meditation practiced in Chinese culture.

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Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony in the Fusion Teepee.

8am–4pm FREE EVENT *Entry fee for surfers

FREESTYLE & STROKE SURF SESSIONS Presented by Fusion Health. Multi surf sessions on a variety of alternative surfcrafts. All welcome.

byron bay brewery 6–7pm FREE EVENT

CLOSING CEREMONY AND AWARDS The Swellians’ Jed Smivvy on the mic with live interviews.

7–10pm TICKETED

CLOSING PARTY Psychedelic Porn Crumpets with 100, and The Violent Monks.

SHORT FILMS AND DISCUSSION The Natural Future, Ideas and Solutions: Presented by Dr. Bronner’s and Patagonia with David Bronner and Dave Rastovich. An evening of meaningful conversation. How can we take the principles of regenerative agriculture and create lives and businesses that are truly regenerative by nature?

FREE WELLNESS SESSIONS BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL Join Fusion Health and Fluro Sunday (OneWave) for FREE wellness sessions at the Byron Bay Surf Festival 7am – Fluro Sunday (OneWave) – Group surf and chat 8am – Qigong class (Moving meditation practised in Chinese culture) 8.30am – Traditional Chinese tea ceremony held at the Fusion Teepee All day – Relax and enjoy Chinese teas at the Fusion Teepee. BYO cup.

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Explore Byron Arts & Industry 1.

FallenBROKENstreet

Byron Bay-based headwear label fallenBROKENstreet has a massive collection at their flagship showroom. Cruise in and say 'Hi', and try on some hats. They love what they do and hope you do too.

Creative, small-batch, handmade, state-ofthe-art, artisan, innovative, ethical, imaginative, hyper-local, leading-edge, quality, EXPLORE, premium, master, handcrafted, accomplished, cutting- edge, organic, designer, eclectic.

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93 Centennial Circuit fallenbrokenstreet.com

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Byron Bay Cookie Company

Byron’s sweetest shopping destination now serves coffee and has a fun pick’n'mix feature, allowing you to fill your very own cookie jar with your favourite Byron Bay Cookie flavours!

Proudly providing consistent, caring and professional radiology services utilising advanced state of the art imaging technology. Medicare eligible GP referred MRI now available within 30minutes of Byron Bay.

Unit 1, Ozigo Complex, Corner Ewingsdale Rd and Bayshore Drive cookie.com.au

Shop 2, 8 Bayshore Drive 1300 669 729 ncrg.com.au

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Barking Barber Grooming Salon

Owned and operated by a certified and award winning groomer. Catering to your dog's needs; from baths to summer grooms, to fluffy styles and breed–standard grooms. 4/13 Acacia St 0478 146 822 FB: @barkingbarbergrooming

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Organic Beauty by Kamon

Experience Kamon’s ultimate personalised treatments using natural, organic-certified products in blissful, intimate, and private surroundings. Waxing, spray tan, eyes, nails, facials, eyelash lifting, and extensions. 1 Acacia Street 6685 5545 beautybykamon.com.au

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The Lingerie Drawer

French Mediterranean deli, stocking marinated olives and antipasti: French cheeses, cured meats, fresh bread. Also offering homemade lunch options: soups, gourmet sandwiches and salads. All ages, all tastes.

Assisting locals & tourists to achieve comfort & style in their Lingerie & Sleepwear for over 36 years. Visit their new store for the same great service and product range.

2/29 Brigantine Street 0431 842 340 byronbayolivescompany.com

2/10 Brigantine St 6685 7733 thelingeriedrawer.com

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Bienvenue à La Cuisine!

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Byron's Traditional Pilates Studio offers personalised classes focused on developing postural alignment, core strength, body stability and pain free range of movement accommodating to all levels of fitness. Suite 1/17 Centennial Circuit 0406 401 040 www.pilatesacademybyron.com.au @pilatesacademybyronbay

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The Immerse yourself in Indian food and culture By S Haslam We are very lucky in the north of the Byron Shire to have an Indian restaurant in Billinudgel where you can get the authentic tastes of India, made with fresh local produce, and you can also occasionally enjoy a special cultural experience on sitar nights. The hypnotic world of Indian classical music, and the sounds of the sitar, starring master sitar player Peter Davidian, are coming to Billinudgel twice this month: on Friday 14 and Thursday 27 February – book now to share in this fun and possibly romantic experience as these events sell out fast! Peter Davidian has been a sitarist for more than 30 years. His unfolding of the musical raga is a result of traditional study, and years of practice and performance across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, India, and Europe. The intricate presentation of this music can be traced back in time thousands of years and is presented to the listener on an instrument that dates back to the 12th century. Peter’s Armenian heritage, and his family’s long history in Bengal, and Rajasthan India, ensure authenticity in his approach to the music.

He has a vast knowledge of the Indian raga system of music. He is the 17th generation of the Rajastani School of Jaipur and has studied extensively with the late Professor Ghulam Qadir Khan. Of course Billi’s Indian serves authentic Indian food to accompany this musical experience. One of the increasingly popular ways of eating is to eat more vegan and vegetarian food, and Indian restaurants often have exactly the right mix of menu items. On the one hand, people are increasingly eating more plant-based food to do their bit for the planet, but for many others this has a spiritual basis to it. Vegetarianism is an ancient practice in India, where 80 per cent of Indians are Hindu, whose ancient texts recommend ahimsa – non-violence against all life-forms including animals, and hence many Hindus prefer a vegetarian or lacto-vegetarian lifestyle. Of course, India is a very diverse society, and diet is partly a cultural phenomenon, with many Hindus (around 15 per cent, according to a recent survey) eating beef, and only around 20 per cent being strict vegetarians. Class, wealth, sex and religion-based politics all affect whether an Indian will eat some meat. Hence, you’ll still find plenty of meat on an Indian restaurant menu.

Tofu and Mushrooms pictured above. Master sitar player Peter Davidian, pictured right. There is, for example, a tendency to stereotype a region – many believe that Punjab is a ‘chicken-loving’ region, whereas up to 75 per cent of people in this northern state are vegetarian. Chennai, is perhaps considered the hub of India’s south Indian vegetarian meal, but a recent survey suggests that less than 10 per cent of that city’s residents are vegetarian. However in Delhi, well known for its butter chicken, a third of residents are vegetarian. At Billi’s Indian the revamped surroundings are comfortable, modern and fresh, and the menu is ever-changing. How about Dhal Makhani, a

Punjabi dish made with black lentils and red kidney beans, butter and cream. Or chicken dhansak, a chicken curry with lentils (although you can also choose lamb or beef). How about a chicken and cheese naan, or a lamb and cheese naan? The vegan tandoori mushroom, or tandoori tofu? Billi’s Indian is a favourite with locals, and for added convenience and value it’s BYO, and only a few metres walk to the pub bottle shop. Billi’s Indian. 8 Wilfred St, Billinudgel. Ph 02 6680 3352 | www.billisindian.com.au

The Returning: Harvest fundraiser

For over 100 years the site of Harvest in Bangalow has been a post office, general store and residence, then it became the Harvest Cafe under Gary and Emma Sharman, until around thirteen years ago when Brooke Hudson, together wih co-founders Kass and Tristan Grier, took over Harvast in Newrybar, building it up to become an innovative and iconic dining destination in the area. This week the Harvest Newrybar family celebrated together as Brooke went on maternity leave to start a family of her own. Brooke said to the team, ‘Thank you all for what has been a huge 13 years of my life, and although many of you are new to the mix, some of us have been working together for nearly 10 years. Be it one summer or ten, it’s been a pleasure working alongside everyone. ‘For Kass, Tristan and I, growing that “Humble little Cafe that Could” as 26-year-olds into the incredible space we all call work today has been the ride of my life thus far – growing the place as well as the people, and our little families too. I couldn’t have done it with two better people – for that I am eternally thankful.’

Harvest Newrybar is hosting a fundraiser lunch on Friday 21 February for The Returning, a not-for-profit women’s event. The fundraiser begins with live music from local acoustic singer/ songwriter Olivia Roseberry, followed by a three-course lunch with drinks at Harvest Restaurant, with special guest speakers. $55 from each ticket will go directly to The Returning, a women’s leadership event that began in 2018 and focuses on women supporting and empowering one another, paying homage to women, community and nature. According to event founder Ella Bancroft, community and nature should be our top priority. ‘I strongly believe that to regain our power, and our connection to the land and one another, we must reclaim our humanness, and return to our ingenuity on this earth’, she says. There will be raffle prizes on the day, and conversation with inspiring women from our

community, such as Ella Bancroft, artist Danielle Gorogo, and state president of Maternity Choices Australia, Annalee Atia. 20-year-old Louise Albrecht will also be joining the discussion. She has delved into the worlds of weaving, wild foods, hide tanning, processing animals after their death, and using native plants for crafting and personal use. The ticket price is $150 per person, with $55 from each ticket to go directly to The Returning. The next Returning event is 7–8 March 2020. Tickets via thereturningthegathering@ gmail.com or https://www.eventbrite.com. au/e/the-returningfundraiser-luncheontickets-92303232453

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The Hola Paella Cooking Class! By Terase Davidson One of the many many things I love about food is that there is always something new to learn, and food tastes better shared around a table with new and old friends. Oh wait, that’s two things, oh well! I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to join the first cooking class at One Green Acre on the weekend, hosted by chef owneroperator, Sasha Meier. Upon arriving we were greeted with warm smiles and a large table adorned with beautiful fresh produce and some rather sexy-looking imported goodies from Spain. Hola!   You can instantly tell that Sasha has a vast knowledge of

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different cuisines from across the globe and is passionate about eating seasonal produce. He loves to share his skills with folks, teaching simple techniques that deliver proper authentic flavours. The class kicked off with Sasha showing us how to make (and taste) an authentic sangria – which sure did make those rain clouds disappear. After our sangria, we then got stuck into some serious sampling of different olive oils, marinated olives and mackerel. Oh yes, and cooking. Sasha demonstrated how to bring all these tasty ingredients together into a wide selection of tapas, including my favourite; freshly grilled locally made Salumi Chorizo, chargrilled on One Green Acre’s custom-made Argentinian grill (note to self, I need to get one of these made for home).  The entire class was heaps of fun and ran at a relaxed but informative pace, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, and nibble on tapas, throughout. The star attraction of the day was undoubtedly the flavour-popping paella. And we were encouraged to pile ours high with stunning locally-sourced seafood. YAY! And we learnt how to make the all-important classic Spanish ‘sofrito,’ and of course how to achieve the perfect ‘socarrat’. Because, let’s face it, it ain’t no paella without a socarrat!   Once our paella had cooked and was resting, we got all creative and finished our tapas boards before sitting down to lunch together with some yummy Spanish Malbec and a cheeky Rose on offer. I know I’ve said it a thousand times before, but I simply love how

food brings people together, and what better way to catch up with old friends and meet new friends, than by joining one of Sasha’s hands-on, super fun and tasty cooking classes. Head to One Green Acre’s Instagram: @onegreenacre_ to book a seat at the next cooking-class table. Bring your appetite, and leave the car at home! One Green Acre is located at the Bangalow Bowlo and offers a seasonal-produce driven menu.   One Green Acre. The Bangalow Bowlo, 21 Byron Bay Road, Bangalow | 02 6687 2741 Open: Monday to Sunday - Lunch and Dinner Follow the fab food and local vibes on Facebook @onegreenacre_ Words and images by Terase Davidson: Terase is the founder of Taste Byron Bay. www.tastebyronbay.com or follow the fun on INSTAGRAM @tastebyronbay

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The past 12 months have been a year of extremes for local farmers who have not only been faced with drought, but also bushfires and now flooding. So it’s more important than ever to shop locally and support our local agricultural community. ‘Shopping at your local farmers’ market means you are able to buy fresh, locally grown produce direct from the person who grows it,’ said Byron Farmers Market Manager Tom Carey. ‘And during the last year, it’s been a difficult time for many of our farmers, so they appreciate the local support now more than ever. ‘Not only are you supporting local farming families by shopping at the farmers’ market, but you are getting

nutrient-dense food that has not been shipped half-way around the country, or stored in cold rooms for weeks on end. And it tastes better!’ Tom said that many local farmers had been affected by the testing conditions in the past 12 months and that local support during these times was crucial. ‘For many of our farmers, they only sell their produce at the farmers market

so they rely on it completely for their income. Luckily, we have a supportive community who come out to buy from our farmers every Thursday and Saturday – rain or shine. It’s genuinely appreciated.’ Byron Farmers Market is held every Thursday 8–11am in Butler Street Reserve, and every Saturday 8–11am behind the Bangalow Pub.

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IWD lunch lands serious MasterChef experience By Moyra Smith You may remember Simon Toohey’s face from last year’s Masterchef series, fighting off tough competition to reach the final three. This year, in amongst his many travel and filming commitments, he has teamed up with The SHIFT Project’s International Women’s Day lunch event, on 6 March at Elements, to be one of their fabulous ‘experience’ auction prizes. The lucky winners will have a unique dining experience, for 6–8 people, brought to their home by Simon, who will be their personal chef for dinner or lunch. This unique experience will be on auction during the lunch, and is worth over $5000. Simon has an absolute love of food. His ethos lies within the ‘plant-based diet’ and using the whole of food items – with spectacular results! He is a spokesperson for reducing food consumption’s contributions to climate change. He advocates for a noplastic world, for food sustainability, and he aims to make his voice – and those of pre-established food-sovereignty initiatives and businesses around him – heard, when it comes to establishing a positive environment through food choices. Simon says, ‘Being part of this movement is liberating, and focusing on the positives will make the world just as beautiful for our kids as it has been for us! There are amazing people out there doing amazing thing for the future. I remember reading a quote from Anne-Marie, at Zero Waste Chef about improving the world. She said: “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” This to me is the perfect start to what will be a bright future. Not only for us, but for the land and sea we live on. ‘We have one chance in this world, and I want mine to have an impact. I want to change the world through what I love – food.’ Anne Goslett, founder of the SHIFT Project commented, ‘We are

so excited and appreciative of Simon Toohey supporting our work with his amazing culinary talents. Just as he is working toward creating a positive impact on the world, The SHIFT Project aims to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness and empower them to reconnect with community and achieve their full potential in a holistic way.’ The International Women’s Day Lunch is also celebrating the fifth birthday of The SHIFT Project, which in itself is an incredible achievement for this local independent charity. This hot ticket luncheon at Elements brings together two-hundred like-minded people to celebrate achievements and discuss pathways for a more equal world. The event is the annual fundraiser for The SHIFT Project and is the cornerstone to its continued success in helping women to move from disadvantage to empowerment and fulfilling their potential. The 12-week program of counselling, work experience, education and support has a tremendous success rate of over 90 per cent. During the lunch there will be a panel discussion chaired by Caroline Glanville Jones, international expert on resilience and transformation. The panel includes: Anne Goslett, The SHIFT Project Founder and Managing Director. Delta Kay, Arakwal Custodian. Mandy Nolan, comedian, journalist, author and local activist. For tickets go to: www.shiftproject.org.au/events/

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Ballina FB/Insta: wharfbarballina 12–24 Fawcett St, Ballina 6686 5259

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The Italian Byron Bay Open 7 days from 6pm Next to the Beach Hotel Bay Street 6680 7055 italianatthepacific.com.au

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at The Bangalow Bowlo Restaurant, Events & Catering 21 Byron Bay Road, Bangalow 6687 2741 www.onegreenacre.com.au Open Tue–Sun 12 to 8.30pm Seven Miles Coffee, lunch, dinner, events and catering.

With a menu the whole family will love, One Green Acre is committed to sustainable and ethical food, that is a great price and locally sourced. Specials: Tuesday: Stone and Wood curry night Thursday: Chook night Sunday: Full roast

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OPENING HOURS Wednesday to Sunday 5pm – 10pm Closed Monday & Tuesday APERITIVO HOUR Had enough of the beach? Dust the sand off your feet and join us for our daily apéro from 5pm – 6pm

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Mon-Fri lunch & dinner closed Sundays Dinner from 5pm. 3/31 Lawson St, Byron Bay www.facebook.com/ pages/Success-ThaiFood/237359826303469

St Elmo Dining Room & Bar

Mon-Sat: 5pm till late. Sun: 5pm till 10pm. Cnr Fletcher St and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay 6680 7426 www.stelmodining.com

Byron Bay Olive Company

The Italian Byron Bay provides a bustling atmospheric restaurant, dishing up contemporary inspired Italian cuisine and some of Byron’s finest cocktails and wines.

All your favourites every lunch and dinner Experienced Thai chefs cooking fresh delicious Thai food for you. BYO only Welcome for lunch, dinner and takeaway. Menus available on Facebook St Elmo is a place where you can enjoy great company, first-class food, sophisticated cocktails and an extensive wine list. St Elmo is plating up modern Spanish cuisine to be enjoyed amongst friends and family. Our menus change regularly and feature daily specials.

The Byron Bay Olive Company is based at the start of the Industrial estate.

From our kitchen ‘La Cuisine’ we produce the tastiest 2/29 Brigantine St marinated olives, sweet garlic and tapenades according Industrial Estate Open Mon–Sat/9am–4pm to our French family’s recipes. We also offer a range of the best sandwiches in the bay, gourmet cheeses and 0431 842 340 surprising add-ons to liven up your platters! byronbayolivescompany.com

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Happy hour AFTERNOONS 4–6pm daily $12 Cocktails, $7 beers, $8 wines, $13 Moet

Just off the sand at famous Main Beach and centrally elevated above bustling Jonson Street and Bay Lane, Loft has the ultimate Byron Bay vibe. Wander up from the beach any day after noon and enjoy impressive food, irresistible cocktails and plenty of beers. Share plates, mains, oysters and incredible deli boards featuring local and international favourites. Open every day noon till midnight.

4 Jonson Street, Byron Bay 6680 9183

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Lord Byron Distillery

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Open Tuesday–Saturday 12 noon – 5pm 7, 4 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay 8646 4901

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Handcrafted spirits using locally sourced ingredients.

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Full Cocktail & Wine Bar. Extensive Menu Includes Tapas, Mains, Desserts and Famous Woodfired Pizzas. 25 Childe St, Byron Bay 6680 9452

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Traditional Vietnamese Foods Pho Beef Noodle Soups, Special Lunch Stir-fries and Vermicelli Noodles

Located in Woolies Carpark Shop 6/90–96 Jonson St Byron Bay

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Yaman Mullumbimby 62 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby 6684 3778

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Byron Bay

We are proud to say, that for over 20 years, we have been serving the Byron community fresh, local seafood and ingredients. To improve your dining experience, we have developed a smaller plate menu, designed to be shared, and enabling you to try a greater variety of dishes.

1 Jonson Street, Byron Bay 6680 7632

The Empire Open 7 days: S,S 9am–3pm, Mon–Thurs 8.30am–4pm, Fri 8.30am–8.00pm Dine in, takeaway, licensed FB/Insta: EmpireMullum empiremullum.com.au 20 Burringbar St, Mullum 6684 2306

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NOW OPEN FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH EVERY DAY FROM 8AM UNTIL 2PM 

Vegan bar and kitchen. Open every day Brunch 8am – 2pm Dinner 5pm – 9pm 11 Fletcher Street 6680 7418 www.nobonesbyronbay.com.au

Societa Bistro

Bacon and egg English muffin with any coffee for $10 or with Bloody Mary $15

Located in Mullum Ex-Services Club

HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 5–6PM

58 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby 6684 2533 www.societabistro.com

$12 Cocktails / $6 beers / $8 wines Authentic Mexican in a relaxed, fresh and bright atmosphere. This is slow ‘fast food’ with all produce sourced locally. Mexican blend Moonshine coffee by day, margaritas by night, TACOS all day long! Family friendly and specials each night. Coffee: 7am – 11.30am Dinner: 5pm – 9pm Saturday Lunch: 11.30am – 3pm Open Mon – Sat: Closed Sundays

Open 7 days 9am till after midnight Shop 1 Woolworths Plaza 90-96 Jonson Street 6685 5700 www.legendpizza.com.au

Proudly serving Byron and beyond with the finest gourmet foods for over 20 years. Fine cheese, antipasto, charcuterie, and now our own luxury organic ice cream. We have everything you need for lunch, dinner and that special occasion. Enjoy lunch, coffee or exquisite treats in our cafe or take home ready meals. Party platters, hampers, catering – an infinite selection of fine foods.

6/25–27 Lawson Street 6680 8700 Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm

Breakfast/Lunch 7 days from 7am 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7663 – Menus at therocksbyronbay.com.au

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Our Rocking New Fresh Summer Menu Come and join us at the Rocks for some delicious summer bites! We have just launched a new menu, and have a range of home-made, locally sourced meals at affordable prices. Try our new salmon ceviche, sizzling brekkie skillet or our crispy pork bahn-mi roll! Cool yourself down with an iced coffee, or why not try our new nutty date smoothie to kick start your day! Indoor and outdoor seating available. Fully licenced.

The Hideout Cafe Breakfast and Lunch 7 days a week from 7.30am Shop 6/13 Lawson Street 6680 9300 FB thehideoutbyronbay insta @thehideoutbyronbay

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Gourmet burgers created by chefs Cocktails, wine and beers served all damn day. Group bookings available, please email mainstreetburgerbar@gmail.com for reservations.

Modern Australian Cuisine with a heavy influence of local sustainable produce. Open: Tuesday–Friday 3–8pm Saturday 2–8.30pm Sunday 3–7pm Share plates, mains, desserts and famous Treehouse wood-fired pizza. Our kitchen is open all day and night. Presenting incredible original music in Byron’s most intimate atmosphere. Check our website or Facebook for the gig guide. facebook.com/treehouse.belongil treehouseonbelongil.com

MULLUMBIMBY

Winter Trading Hours Lunch – Monday to Friday - 10.30am – 2pm Dinner – Monday to Saturday - 5pm – 9pm

Phone orders welcome 6680 9223

Eat in or take out. Shop 12A, 3 Clifford St, Suffolk Park 0448 077 401 www.chupacabra.com.au @chupabyron

18 Jonson Street 6680 8832

Live acoustic music – Fridays 6pm

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Chupacabra

Open 7 days 11.30am until late Call to make a reservation or for takeaway orders

DINE AT DUSK 2 Course $40, 3 Course $50 – seated by 5.30pm only

Byron Bay 6680 9960 targabyronbay.com targabyronbay@gmail.com

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Handcrafted Malawach, Falafel, Pita Pocket, Middle Eastern spices… blended with the tradition of Yemen and the vibe of Mullumbimby. Visit and experience authentic atmosphere and culture. Dine-in, Takeaway and BYO Vegan & Gluten-Free friendly Special Edition Humus Plate every Wednesday.

The Empire is where it’s at!

Something for all tastes from epic burgers to vegan delights. Enjoy delectable treats and good vibes at this Mullum icon.

Open Friday nights! Friday happy hour 4–6pm Pasta Fridays until 8pm. Serving up homemade pasta with an ever changing menu and vegan options.

The place to go for a relaxed, delicious meal, with a varied menu offering quality dishes made from local ingredients, as well as creative Italian specials. Tuesday – 2 for 1 shnitzel night Thursday – kids eat free Saturday – pasta and salad buffet $17 Sunday – Sunday roast $17

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Traditional weekend country breakfast Long lunches on the garden verandah Weekly changing Wild Harvest foraged dinner menu Lunch 12–3pm daily / Dinner 6–10pm Wednesday–Sunday / Weekend breakfast 8–11am Harvest Deli is open daily with take-away pastries, sandwiches and salads Harvest Deli: Mon–Sat 8am–5pm / Sun 8am–4pm Coffee cart 6.30am–2pm daily Harvest is available for events, weddings and catering

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An update from Gary Brazenor Byron Shire Real Estate

back into real estate and interstate buyers looking set to continue to migrate to our gorgeous part of the country. Who can blame them?’

Negotiations have been very competitive across all price ranges with most properties attracting multiple offers and the lack of listings for both hinterland and beachside properties helping sellers achieve their prices.

Gary Brazenor of Byron Shire Real Estate checked in during the week to give us an update on what’s happening in his patch. ‘We are achieving lots of new record sales prices in Ocean Shores. Early in 2020 we sold a stunning, well-positioned home just a short stroll from the beach on a generous 900m2 block. This sale price is a record for Ocean Shores, exceeding the previous suburb record of $1,315,000 on a property we sold back in October 2019. Off-market sales have been strong with a villa in Ocean Shores setting a new villa (strata) record of $1,080,000. The very spacious villa, with pool and fabulous hinterland views was snapped up before going live to the market, just prior to Christmas. We have also just sold a 718m2 vacant beach block at the asking price of $990,000 – a record sale price for vacant

land in Ocean Shores. We are being inundated with viewings and inquiries in most price ranges, but particularly in the sub $1,000,000 price range where demand is far exceeding supply.

All of these record sales have been to interstate or out-of-area buyers looking for lifestyle changes. In the short term, this trend looks likely to continue with the historic low-interest rates driving investors

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The Pinnacle

‘Cedar House’

23 Palmer Avenue, Ocean Shores 140 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby $1,280,000 – $1,400,000 4 2+ 2 5 3

A beautiful contemporary home in an elevated location, providing a beach lifestyle with a lush green outlook. Set in North Ocean Shores, a short stroll or drive to South Golden Beach, local cafes and Brunswick Heads village. This expansive architect-designed family home delivers sweeping ocean views from Pottsville to Cape Byron Lighthouse and a sun-drenched North aspect. It’s truly a gorgeous home with everything the family needs. An oversized timber front door opens to a grand entrance revealing the mixed hardwood timber floors and 396m2 of living area over four levels. This relaxed designer home enjoys 9-foot ceilings and airflow all year round. You will be captivated by this home and its choice of spacious light-filled living zones. The three living areas include a media room and a rumpus for the kids or in-laws. Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Todd Buckland – 0408 966 421 Gary Brazenor – 0423 777 237 Byron Shire Real Estate

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Mia Court

Rolling Green Acre 1 Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby $1,795,000

Built in 1908 this beautiful example of Edwardian architecture steeped in local history is one of the most beautiful period homes in the region. The architectural integrity of the house has been preserved and it retains all of its original character and grace. There are four generous bedrooms, the most generous featuring an ensuite, two fireplaces, original safe and built-in robe. The quality and craftsmanship built into the home is amazing. Coveted local red cedar was used extensively throughout the home (hence the name), including all doors, windows, cabinetry, and decorative features. There are ornate pressed-metal ceilings to die for, a total of four fireplaces, and timber floors in every room. Gorgeous Art Nouveau leadlight windows and panels also feature around the home. Register your interest for this rare property. Agent declares interest. Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Todd Buckland 0408 966 421 Byron Shire Real Estate

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Set on a rolling green acre with 90m of permanent creek reserve frontage, this property has a wealth of features to offer. Established gardens and fruit trees, four car garage, and a big family room. Constructed of double brick with terracotta tile roof, the solid two storey house will accommodate a growing family or multigenerational living. Open plan kitchen and dining areas have views over the property and allow the cooling breezes right through the home. Four good sized bedrooms all with built-in wardrobes are part of a floor plan which lends itself to easy living. Downstairs has a large rumpus room with high ceilings and bathroom, which could easily be used for guest accommodation or shared living. There is also a 2-bay car port, perfect for storing vehicles and/or machinery. This is walk to town convenience with room to move and grow. Tonnes of space for chooks, gardens and pets. This property has fantastic bones and oodles of potential. Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Todd Buckland – 0408 966 421 Byron Shire Real Estate

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206 Overall Drive, Pottsville Spacious & contemporary home in quiet location. With stylish, high-quality features, vaulted ceilings, natural light and cross flow ventilation inviting the summer breezes and winter sun. Covered alfresco area adjoining open plan kitchen/living area. Master with ensuite & walk in robe.

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Absolutely stunning new home with huge ocean views. Discover for yourself this rare, elevated and private location 90m above & away from the street in the heart of Ocean Shores. This home is a class above in design & quality with the latest and finest inclusions.

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13 Binya Place, Ocean Shores A brilliant investment opportunity with potential rental return of 5% in an undersupplied area with great prospects for capital growth. The timber home and council approved granny flat are located in an elevated street with outlook, breezes and plenty of scope to value add.

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This custom-built timber home has character and individuality. A grand formal entry, magnificent ocean views from decks on three sides, master retreat, 5 metre cathedral ceilings and generous dimensions make this home stand out from the crowd.

This newly renovated home is just a 1 km stroll to the beach and cafes. Set on 755m2 with a private, spacious, north facing entertainment deck overlooking National Park. Improvements include solid blackbutt floors & fresh paint throughout, country style kitchen , landscaping and new lighting.

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OUT OF THE BOX THINKING With a tonne of creativity and innovation, with sustainability always in mind, the use of recycled materials in the construction of this home acknowledges the need for us all to consider our carbon footprint. This family home is situated in the small village of Main Arm with easy access to Billinudgel and Mullumbimby and only 12 minutes to the beaches of Ocean Shores and Brunswick Heads. This private home has: • 3 bedrooms • Reverse-cycle air conditioning in living room • 2 bathrooms (inside and out) • Open plan living and dining, 2 studies & breezeway • A spacious rear verandah

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A WORLD WITH VIEWS! GOING, GOING, GOING TO AUCTION

On-site at 10.00am Saturday 7 March 10.30am Saturday Steven Dale 0412 855 203

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Located in a prime position with 180-degree views. From the hinterland, overlooking the Brunswick River and glimpses of Byron Bay. This versatile home will work for a family, professional couple as well as those just wanting to take in the beautiful views. Set on 1252m2. With a separate study, swim-spa, sauna and 180-degree verandah that works for any occasion.

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BRUNSWICK HEADS ON A BUDGET

OPTIONS, LIFESTYLE & MONEY

From the moment you walk in the front door you can feel the love and positive energy radiating from this house. The current tenants treat and present it like their own and it is so easy to see why such a property has remained in the one family, and has never been on the market before. Located in the street of streets when it comes to Brunswick Heads! The main house is two storey, has high ceilings, timber floors, and from what I can see, timber walls, three generous bed rooms, elevation for cool summer breezes and is the ideal renovator or restorer. Out back is an approved two bedroom granny flat, with a nice deck, ready to rent or live in. Sellers are very keen to have this one sold ASAP and are chasing offers! Contact Agent Price Inspect 11.00 – 11.30am Saturday Contact Peter Browning 0411 801 795

Yes, if you buy this solid house you will be in town, on budget, with money in your pocket to renovate and create your own piece of paradise in the highly soughtafter seaside village of Brunswick Heads. The property has great bones, is situated on a corner block overlooking the nature reserve, and is just a short stroll to the river, pub, club, shops, parks & beach. Grab your towels, swimmers, umbrella & BBQ, some paint brushes, a good eye for design, some elbow-grease, and make your dreams come true or leave as it is and just enjoy. Dont hesitate. He who snoozes loses!

Moving to Brunswick Heads is a lifelong dream for so many, with the pristine river, the only boating channel in the shire, waves at the river mouth, Torakina beach for the kids, boutique shops, cafes, and the famous Bruns pub. The biggest problem for most is the cost and limited income. Not this time! Hopefully, this one will cover all the bases. The main house is era perfect to the late 50s/ early 60s and has a funky feel with 3 bedrooms, one bathroom, an outdoor shower, and front and back patios. Out back is a new, never lived in, two bedroom house just finished and ready to let or live in. Keep one and rent one? Rent both? Holiday let? You tell me.

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$1,100,000 – $1,200,000 12.00 – 12.30pm Saturday Peter Browning 0411 801 795

$1,629,000 1.00 – 1.30pm Saturday Peter Browning 0411 801 795

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PRESTIGIOUS LAKESIDE ESTATE INSPECT: THURSDAY 2–2.30pm SATURDAY 11–11.30am

Pre Auction Guide $3,485,000 418 Friday Hut Road, Brooklet.

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• Superbly positioned nine flat acres, lovely views with expansive lake frontage. • Main home has approved dual occupancy with two living areas • Inground pool and entertainment deck • Separate studio with ensuite • Lakeside gazebo, solar, spacious undercover parking 20 minutes to Byron Bay, 15 minutes to Broken Head, 15 minutes to Ballina airport, seven minutes to Newrybar and five minutes to Tintenbar General Store.

Open home: Saturday 15 Feb, 10–10.30am Contact Scott: 0412 296 872 or sales@scottharveyrealestate.com.au

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Price guide: $795,000 Lot 12, 54 Satinwood Drive, McLeans Ridges • Magnificent north facing parcel of land at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac, on 22 acres. • Uninterrupted views of the Nightcap Ranges, spectacular sunsets, and a beautiful 2200 tree rainforest separating the land from its closest neighbour. • Established terraces, suited for citrus, avocados or mangoes, and the land has a few springs, and a bore licence. • Existing building entitlement positioned at the top of the land. Just 25 minutes to Byron/Ballina airport and 1 hour to Gold Coast airport, and 30 minutes from beautiful beaches.

Agent on site: 11.15–11.45am Saturday 15 Feb Auction: On site Saturday 22 February Contact: Scott Harvey 0412 296 872

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AUCTION: Saturday 22nd February onsite 2pm Motivated sellers have bought elsewhere! The most affordable house currently for sale in town could be your stepping stone into this tightly held seaside village. World class entertainment, fabulous eateries, and a 24-hour gym are all within an easy stroll from your front door. Flat walk or cycle to pristine swimming holes, river and patrolled surf beaches. Walk the kids to school, stop off at the bakery, or meet your mates at the pub without having to start the car. Don’t look back with regret and say ‘I could’ve bought that in 2020 for $…’ Reasonable offers considered prior to auction.

• 5 William Pl, Lennox Head. Sat 11–11.30am • 7 Staghorn Crt, Bangalow. Sat 11.30–12pm • 39 Killarney Cres, Skennars Head. Sat

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Belle Property Palm Lake Resort, Banora Point – Site 146 • 1/67 Ballina St, Lennox Head. Sat $339,000 10–10.30am 2 1 1

The over 50’s Palm Lake Resort is situated close to shopping centres and sports clubs. Resort amenities include swimming pool, spa, indoor & outdoor bowls, croquet, snooker/pool & billiard tables, massage therapist, library and community hall. This immaculately presented, light and airy manufactured home has recently been redecorated throughout, nothing remaining, simply move in and enjoy! The home has an entrance verandah running the full width of the home, spacious open plan living areas with high raked cathedral ceilings and bay windows with tinted glass. At the rear of the home is a low maintenance, fully fenced garden making it ideal for your four-legged companion. The living area has new carpets, a reverse cycle air conditioner and ceiling fans. The two good-sized, newly carpeted bedrooms have built-in robes and ceiling fans; master bedroom robe has mirror doors. The kitchen has a built-in Simpson oven/grill and ceramic cook-top with plenty of storage and bench space. The tiled bathroom comprises of a large shower cabinet with bench seat and vanity unit with a separate toilet. A ‘Pet Friendly’ resort.

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4–4.30pm 206 Overall Dr, Ocean Shores. Sat 10–10.30am 10 Old Pacific Hwy, Brunswick Heads. Sat 10–10.30am 1 Tongarra Dr, Ocean Shores. Sat 11–11.30am 1/81B Rajah Rd, Ocean Shores. Sat 12–12.30pm 13 Binya Pl, Ocean Shores. Sat 1–1.30pm 60 Hillcrest Dr, Tintenbar. Sat 2–2.30pm 8 Short St, Brunswick Heads. Sun 11–11.30am

11.30–12pm 11/174–176 Fowlers Ln, Bangalow. Sat 12–12.30pm 11 Ironbark Ave, Byron Bay. Sat 12.30–1pm 10 Palm Lily Cres, Bangalow. Sat 1–1.30pm 2/9 Seaview St, East Ballina. Sat 1.30–2pm 4/17 Mahogany Dr, Byron Bay. Sat 2–2.30pm 135 Rocky Creek Dam Rd, Dunoon. Sat 2–2.30pm

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ForSaleByAgent • 22 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby. Sat 10.45–11.30am

Janice Maple @realty • 19 Blackwood Cres, Bangalow. Sat 10–10.30am  

Raine & Horne Ocean Shores/ Brunswick Heads/Murwillumbah • 9 Buchanan St, Murwillumbah. Sat 9–9.30am

• 1 Kulgun Crt, Ocean Shores. Sat 9.30–10am • 1/1 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby. Sat 10–10.30am

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KEEPING SURFING THE REAL MCCOY Jack McCoy is a highly respected elder of the worldwide surfing tribe. Originally from Hawaii, he settled in Australia in 1970. He was at the first Byron Bay Surf Festival, and this year he returns to open it with some of his very entertaining stories and the screening of a tribute film to the father of modern surfing, Duke Kahanamoku.

As a director and cinematographer, Jack is known for some of the most loved surf films of all time; like Storm Riders, In Search Of Tubular Swells and A Deeper Shade of Blue. For McCoy, surfing isn’t a sport, it’s an art.

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Although, Jack is aware that’s just his point of view. ‘I’m not one to tell you what’s cool or not cool – the art of surfing in the environment is to express yourself however you want to ride. Surfing is this incredible dance – on moving water, on a piece of plastic!’

‘As a kid growing up in Hawaii, wanting to be a water man, you learn from your friends, cousins, and uncles as a grommet – they’re all willing to help you – that enabled me to understand the ocean well enough to get the ocean to work with me. I have jumped in a rip with a 20 pound camera – I let the ocean do the work for me, but you have to know what to do – you have to be comfortable in the ocean. The ocean has been my life and I feel very comfortable in it – in fact I feel weird when I don’t get in it. It’s healing and soothing and gives a connection to nature that surfers really appreciate. I think surfers really know how to focus on all aspects of nature. Like, I know what phase the moon is in right now – what the swell is doing, what the tides are… we are custodians of the sea. That’s how we look at it.’

As a film maker it’s almost doubly challenging for Jack, as he has to find a way to get into the water, to capture what happens in the water – without being consumed or clobbered by the water in the process!

Jack will be sharing his story about the spirit of Aloha and honouring Duke, the man who ignited surf culture in Australia. Jack is really looking forward to coming to Byron and being part of a festival that embraces the philosophy he shares.

‘Today the industry has driven surfing into a competitive sport, and even though the Hawaiians were into competing, for them surfing was mostly for pleasure as it was a pastime. Surfing is like ballet, or diving, or one of those activities – you can’t really put a sport tag on it – it would be like trying to judge ballet.’

‘I was at the first festival – 10 years ago, and I have been back many times – I have been here for about half of them. When I came to Australia in 1970, one of the places I went to was Byron Bay – there were like six surfers there then, and I knew every one of them – the festival is trying to rebuild the alternative to competitive surfing. The focus is about bringing the tribe together to tell stories, to catch up with friends – you ride a wave that lasts for ten seconds, if you get an exceptional one, you can’t wait to get back on the beach to tell friends about it in a 20 minute story – that’s the beauty of surfing.’ And hey, according to Jack, ‘it doesn’t matter if you body board, or boogie board, or surfboard – you are a surfer.’ Jack McCoy is one of the many featured guests at the Byron Bay Surf Festival, Friday–Sunday at the Byron Brewery… and of course at the beach! For more information about music, art exhibitions, surf markets and some of the signature fun surf events, go to byronbaysurffestival.com.au

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THE LESSON OF CORONAVIRUS Coronavirus is the word on everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lips right now. I guess itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why most of them are wearing masks. The other day I made the mistake of booking a flight back from Sydney to the Gold Coast on the international leg destined for Tokyo. I was blown away by how many people were masked up. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a catastrophist. When you live in the most unimmunised town in Australia you get used to living with episodic contagion. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need masks when you have a belief system, a bag of crystals, and an impenetrable aura of patchouli and underarm. The airport was like being in a film about the end of the world when the disease hits that turns us all into zombies. Although looking at politics at the moment Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say the zombies are already here and appear to be running the country. Just have a squiz at Barnaby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the poster boy for the walking dead. The proliferation of masked up travellers looked like a whole lot of medical staff had been mid-surgery and then decided to catch a flight. I half expected someone to suddenly yell â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;scalpelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Some even had the P2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the serious masks. That has a definite apocalyptic feel. Or a bondage feel. Or both. At 7am at Sydney international airport on a Sunday morning, when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had to go through security and empty out your liquids just to get to the Gold Coast, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a definite end-of-the-world vibe. I find the masks a bit over-the-top (pun intended). They incite fear. I have been told that a lot of people wear them because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unwell and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to pass anything on. I have a better and more effective solution: If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to pass anything on, then donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t travel when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sick. Isolation is better than a flimsy fabric mask any day. And besides, masks arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t actually that effective. If you want to do something to stop passing on disease, then wash your hands! Most people pick up illness from hand transmission. You might have your face covered, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you touch that will make you sick: hand rails, chairs, touch screens, your genitals. The airports now are full of touch-screens â&#x20AC;&#x201C; perfect disease vectors. You might as well lick them clean after use if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wash your hands. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had small babies in a town full of whooping cough â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it gives you great hand-washing hygiene. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing how powerful soap and water actually is. Doctors didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t actually know about hand-washing until the mid 1800â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when Semmelweis suggested doctors wash their hands between their duties in the morgue and popping upstairs to the obstetrics clinic, where the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wards had three times the mortality of the midwivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wards. They thought he was crazy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they refused to accept his findings because it confronted the beliefs of science and medicine at the time. Ironically, the father of this model of epidemiologically-driven strategies to prevent infection, died of sepsis. Clearly one of the doctors on the ward hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t got the handwashing message. Rather than fearing Coronavirus and using it as a chance to racially profile and re-ignite hostility and fear toward those whom we perceive as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;riskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; i.e. people of Asian appearance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; perhaps we need to see this as an opportunity for the globe to s l o w d o w n. Maybe instead of calling it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;quarantineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; we could call it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Vipassanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. And instead of just people who have been to China doing it, maybe the whole world coud do it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in solidarity. Imagine if we all just stopped. A three-week, world-wide Vipassana retreat. No travelling. No working. No shopping. No socialising. No speaking. Just being . Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d not only kill Coronavirus, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d kill capitalism â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the true cause of deadly illness, inequity and injustice. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to spread a disease when the human vector is in Vipassana. It would be a chance for the entire world to re-examine who we are. Where we are going? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the point? Our hospital admissions would drop as rapidly as our carbon emissions.

LIVE C MUSIC NOCK, WILSON, ZWARTZ & STUART On Sunday 23 February at the Byron Theatre, Bay FM will present jazz quartet legends Nock, Wilson, Zwartz & Stuart as part of their This World album tour. This World is the stunning debut release from the brand-new collaborative band formed by four of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most established and celebrated improvisers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson and Jonathan Zwartz. New Zealand born pianist/composer Mike Nock (ONZM) is one of the acknowledged masters of jazz in Australasia. Jonathan Zwartz (also originally from NZ), and Sydney native, Hamish Stuart, form one of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great musical partnerships. Melbourne saxophonist, Julien Wilson, has been awarded the National Jazz Award, The Freedman Fellowship for Jazz, APRA/AMCOS Art Music Award, and a Bell Award for Australian Jazz Musician of the Year. In December 2018 the quartet gathered in the basement of a cosy inner-Sydney restaurant to play two sets of jazz standards for an intimate crowd. This event marked their first performance as a quartet, and the four-way chemistry was immediately evident. This World tour, Sunday 23 February, 6pm. Tickets from Byron Theatre: $35 byroncentre.com.au

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TUNES WITH NOONS Five times ARIA-winning singer songwriter Katie Noonan has just announced her upcoming mini-album release Late Night Tunes with Noons, sharing her interpretation of iconic Australian songs, as well as featuring a new original song I Found You. The idea started when Katie posted a short video on Instagram of her learning a Hunters and Collectors classic for an upcoming event. After garnering such a strong response from fans, Katie created a late-night video series where she interprets some of her favourite Aussie songs from across multiple decades in her intimate and dynamic style. Katie presents her take on Tones and I, Emma Louise, Jarryd James, Jordan Rakei, Hunters & Collectors, Cold Chisel and Powderfinger. Katieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sublime voice transports each of these covers to a new place, captured by Muso TV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Katie also recorded a live video series to share each performance in its most intimate state. Katie Noonan plays at The Brunswick Picture House, Saturday 22 February. Tix brunswickpicturehouse.com

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BUFFY THE TRUTH SAYER BEAUTIFUL GIRLS IN VINYL Last week I had a phone call lined up for a 20-minute chat with Buffy Sainte-Marie. At 81, this Indigenous Canadian-American singer songwriter is a world elder – she’s also an Oscarwinning composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. I was meant to be chatting with her ahead of her performance at Bluesfest. Unfortunately, the call didn’t get through, so my excitement at connecting with her – even if only over the phone, went to disappointment. But Buffy ended up doing something much better. She answered all my questions via email, with the most detail and consideration I think anyone ever has. Due to space requirements I can only run two answers in Seven. If you want to read this interview in full, and you should, you need to go online to Echonetdaily. Mandy: As a woman, a feminist, a believer in peace and justice for First Nations peoples, and for wild spaces around the planet, I am always moved by artists who use their voice to give rise to the voices that often aren’t heard or acknowledged – how did you first find your passion to talk the talk and walk the walk? Buffy: I guess I had a fortunate (and unfortunate) childhood in that regard: I was shunned from the standard path, but I actually loved my solitude in the wilderness they left behind! The misogynists in the family were typical of the time, but I had a great mum who was aware of their pedophile behaviour, and she kinda protected me with a sense of humour, a recognition of my natural talents as fun and nourishing, and the information that I could grow up and discover all the stuff I wanted to know. So I had a love of life itself and a fascination with possibility, in spite of cruelty, bullying, pedophilia and both innocent and deliberate gaslighting. Mandy: Why do you think music and art has a way of getting through to people – especially those who may not have been open to an argument or more ‘intellectual’ approach? Buffy: Ha ha, sometimes you have to be sneaky. Your question is right on, and I experienced exactly that when the initial folk/protest audiences of smart college students expanded to include all our usual human boneheads; the drunk, the greedy and the duhhhhs – everybody. That’s us. The majority of consumers show up in the shallows for a quick adrenaline rush, I understand that. For them music is just an extension of their personal binge, part of an evening out. (No shame – that’s where they’re at, because of everything in their lives so far. By this I mean that they’re ‘young’ in experience. Immature, un-ripe, compared to their best potential which may be up ahead somewhere, or not.) Let’s step back. See, before I was a professional singer, I was a teacher. My college degree isn’t in music or business, it’s in Oriental Philosophy, which was the closest I could get to studying people’s experiences with the Creator and creativity, which was my deepest passion. I never associated creativity with lessons – art lessons, music lessons etc. And that’s the key to who I am.

Actually, I learned about ten years ago that I’m dyslexic in certain kinds of symbology, and that may be why I’ve never been able to sight-read music: I play by ear (which doesn’t make anybody any money). Shunned and shamed in school music class, I wasn’t allowed to be in band and got bad grades in music, because, although I can write music accurately, I can’t read it back. This is how my life was before I entered show business. I already knew that there wasn’t a place for me with the cool kids (the Judy’s and the Joanie’s et al handled by shark managers). The only way I could survive stage fright was that I believed in the content of the songs, and my acoustic Now that the Buffalo’s Gone reached a lot of people who had no concept of Indian anything. For a short time in the mid-1960s, before the crowds became huge, I believed that if my coffee house audiences only had the information about indigenous issues, the audiences might wake up and help; and I was right, and they did – but not enough. Teachers especially appreciated a song on my third album called My Country Tis of Thy People which was Indian 101, in six minutes. Mandy, you with your research and living in the present time may or may not realise that Indigenous 101 had not come up yet in the public consciousness! Nobody had raised the questions, and certainly not via music. When I used the word genocide the reaction was ‘Aw, the little Indian girl must be mistaken.’ It took another fifty years before Truth and Reconciliation in Canada examined it, and then educated the public about genocide, the residential schools, and the gaslighting concomitant to their ignorance. Makes me wonder whether I could have reached more people more powerfully if I had composed that song with a hot track instead. By contrast, regarding both me and the world of consumers, (givers and receivers of information) many years later when I was writing Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee I strategically put this bulletproof information into a hard-rocking track so that people were digging and dancing – before they even knew what the song was about . That’s what I mean by sometimes you have to be sneaky: use your brain instead of your ego. Buffy Sainte–Marie is one of the featured acts at Bluefest this year. Don’t miss her. 9–13 April, 2020. bluesfest.com.au

The Beautiful Girls have realised the dream for their fans, and for front man Matt McHugh, by releasing a Best Ever album on double vinyl! For Matt, this is how he first fell in love with music – with that tangible album cover you once held in your hand, marveling at the artwork and what lay beneath. ‘When I left school, I studied art and design, and I collected albums based on their covers!’ says Matt. ‘If the music was cool that was a bonus. I am sad that the art and music going together has waned, and these days I guess people don’t really look. I had a friend put the album cover together – it’s all my photos. I had about one thousand to go through. I really wanted to include everyone who has been a participant.’ Being independent was very much a conscious choice for Matt who wanted, in his words to ‘keep it real.’ ‘As a musician, it depends on your aspirations what you will do in terms of management. If you want to reach a tier of public consumption, then major labels are unbeatable because they have the connections that get you through the tightest gaps. But there is a cost. You have to turn yourself from a 3D object into a 2D object and smooth off those rough edges. To me that’s a prison. You get boxed in; “Hey! Aren’t you guys the caustic surf guys? Let’s take a million of those photos and sell that image of you forevermore.” ‘Art is in constant flux, and you are always changing and having regenerations and rebirths – so willingingly painting yourself into a corner doesn’t go with my frame of mind. There are a lot of nefarious decisions that are made along the way that have very little to do with music. So I decided to go with the less shiny brass ring and try and find people that connect with the music and the choices I make.’ Seaside Highlife: Greatest Hits, Volume 1 was released in December. ‘People had been asking for vinyl for ages,’ says Matt, ‘and I wanted to do it chronologically. You want to put on the popular songs – but you have to balance it with the music that’s more historic or artistic. ‘Records and music were a huge part of my childhood. We didn’t have a TV and my dad played guitar every night. He died when I was ten. When CD’s came out I felt no connection with the medium. It felt transient – the ceremony wasn’t there. Now, when I have a record, I sit down and immerse myself in the experience. To have that opportunity with my own music is amazing… although I was nervous to go into that world as it’s mystical and important to me!’ Matt’s deep sense of knowing is evident in his music and the way he sees the world – perhaps it’s why people love The Beautiful Girls so much – because they reflect a spiritual common sense that you can sing along to. ‘We all want to be content and connected and have ourselves vibrate with the universe – if you are in that space, there is this centre we all have, and the more content we are as humans, we realise it has nothing to do with circumstances or decoration. If you get all these shiny things, and you don’t get the centre you are promised, you go further down into the well. I want to live a life of making music and art – then I am happy – I don’t want the big shiny life – it’s not the path I chose and I don’t need the things they offer anyway. Success can be a prison. All you have in the end is the music.’ Matt McHugh and The Beautiful Girls (6 piece band!) play the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday. For tickets, please visit: www.thebeautifulgirls.com

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YOUR FUTURE IS RIGHT HERE

Helena Norberg-Hodge founded, and directs, the groundbreaking nonprofit Local Futures, speaks eight languages, and was educated in Sweden, Germany, Austria, England, and the United States. She specialised in linguistics, including doctoral studies at the University of London, and at MIT with close mentor Noam Chomsky. She presents Going Local: Hope in a Time of Crisis – a festival of cutting edge ideas and inspiration that features keynotes by international thought leaders David Suzuki and Charles Eisenstein. Helena spoke with The Echo about what it all means.

What is globalisation? What’s wrong with it? Globalisation is a process of deregulating global traders who already have near monopolistic power, stretching all the way back to colonialism and slavery. These are big companies creating wealth on a scale that has increasingly made it near impossible for local or national businesses to compete. And since the mid-1980s, a whole series of new trade treaties, both bilateral and multilateral, have continued this process, and it’s become more of a relationship between giant, mobile transnationals and nation-states than a relationship between countries. In short, we’ve ended up in an absurd situation where – because we’re not shedding light on it – we as individuals are more and more squeezed for taxes along with small- and medium-sized regional businesses, and those taxes are used to basically subsidise global monopolies. One of many ways we subsidise is by building up a global infrastructure, including ever-bigger ports and airports. So, the deregulation of global transnationals has been accompanied by ever-greater regulation of local and regional businesses? Yes, and this is a vital issue because, from our point of view, what’s happening is that the smaller businesses are becoming more and more angry at government because of what they see: over-taxation and overregulation. And as a consequence, they vote into the hands of neo-fascist leadership – because they become convinced that the laissez-faire free-trade economy is the way out of our situation – not understanding that there is this greater injustice that began centuries ago, that has kicked in, in a much more extreme way, since the mid-1980s. They then keep voting for smaller government, not realising – and this is where progressives really need to help us out – that yes, we do need to look at what some of these regulations mean, and how virtually impossible it is to survive as a small business in this unfair playing field. We need to spell out how and why it’s unfair, because we need government to regulate and tax the giants. We need, urgently, new trade treaties that are about re-regulation instead of deregulation. Imagining a genuine alternative to corporate globalisation is difficult for people who have only known a ‘modern’ way of life. Yes, it is a bit like trying to imagine a new colour. People who have their eyes open to seeing another color are usually those who have had multiple experiences, particularly those with exposure to less modernised, less urbanised, less technologised and industrialised ways of living, and this is key — also at least some exposure to living in the heart of the urban, speedy, competitive industrial world. That’s the sort of experiential base that helps people to look at a more life-affirming culture and start understanding how destructive this urban-industrial way of life can be. What do you say to people who feel the change you are talking about is just too huge? Recover sanity, and joy, and physical health, and emotional health, by staying right where you are, but explore how to consciously connect more deeply to others and to nature. In my work with Local Futures, we help to create this through bringing together, in our ongoing Economics of Happiness conferences, like-minded and mature people in your proximity with whom you can start a process of re-connection. We create settings where people are free to be more vulnerable, to be more deeply honest about their deepest fears, and to move away from the mask of perfection undergirding consumer culture. The first step is to connect with like-minded people, and then collectively start questioning the dominant assumptions. Part of that is to listen to what really makes your heart sing. Where were you, and what were you doing, when you have experienced moments of deep contentment and happiness? Listen to the answer, and use it as a guide. Connect with like-minded people and discover the new economy and new politics that puts community back in the picture. March 20–22 at the Byron Community Centre. There are still tickets available, but they are selling fast. Get in quickly! Tickets from localfutures.org

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NINTH CHAPTER AT THE RAILS The Ninth Chapter are a six-piece band who have been enrapturing crowds on the live circuit for over a decade. They will be playing two of their songs that won iconic NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards, back in 2019. They won the Urban / Hip-hop / Funk category with their song Smokestack, which features a smoking horn section, punchy lyrics and an in-the-groove rhythm section that goes off. They will also be showcasing their song, What’s Going to Happen Next? – the title track of their album by the same name. Their Dolphin Awards prize was from a recording session at Rocking Horse Studios – where they’re headed again on Saturday. You can catch them warming up the night before, at the Rails in Byron on Friday, from 7pm. Free.

HAWAIIAN UKE Stukulele is presenting a Hawaiian Uke Night featuring Australia’s premiere Hapa Haole, Hawaiian Trio, Aloha Baby with Hula dancers from the Gold Coast Hula Dance School. There will be prizes for the best Hawaiian outfit, and you will learn how to dance a Hula to The Hukilau Song. Don’t forget to bring your ukulele, and big singing voice. The songs are projected on the big screen so you can strum and sing-a-long. Ballina RSL on Thursday, 7pm. Songbook and tix available from www.ukenight.com

WOMEN OF THE HOUSE Mullumbimby is loving Áine Tyrrell’s pop-up monthly music event called Bean an Tí which means Woman of The House in Irish! The ethos of the show grew from the magic of spontaneity and how random music happens in random places with beautiful friends – in every corner in Ireland. Áine’s homesick wish was to bring a bit of that along to Mullumbimby as a way to take the hustle out of the big shows and provide a beautiful space for her favourite female road-warriors to share their music and stories. In this acoustic, candlelit, quirky, and interactive setting it is an honour to witness the camaraderie of these women as they truly let down their hair and share stories and songs in their very own ‘hair salon’. The locals on Stuart Street have all jumped onboard with Mullum Heads offering an intimate space, PureMelt providing chai and treats, and the Pizza shop offering pizzas in the break. A beautiful feeling of community positively busts out of the salon doors. This month’s guest is a favourite of the Mullum Music Festivals, Lucie Thorne, whose new album Kitty and Frank is an incredible story unto itself. Lucie’s own stories of touring and travel are as incredible as her concept album on bushrangers and love. Don’t miss the chance to catch these stories in your own town’s hair-liberating salon. Saturday 15 February. Limited tickets: www.ainetyrrell.com/touring

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NEW EXHIBITIONS AT THE LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY Three new exhibitions highlight local connections through contemporary art at Lismore Regional Gallery: RocoColonial, featuring artists: Brook Andrew, Tony Clark, Peter Cooley, Geoffrey Hannah, Deborah Kelly, Belem Lett, Jennifer Leahy, Danie Mellor, Marc Newson, Técha Noble (And Romance Was Born), Joan Ross, Justin Shoulder, Esme Timbery, Jenny Watson, Louise Zhang, Renjie Teoh (cartouches.) RocoColonial is a colourful, dazzling exhibition bringing together 17 contemporary Australian artists working across painting, sculpture, design and fashion to explore the themes of the Rococo and Colonial periods. In doing so, they have created a powerful commentary on colonialism, decadence and power. Blinman Slag by Grayson Cooke is an art/science exploration of mining slag waste from the Blinman Copper Mine in the Northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia. Ballina-based artist and Southern Cross University lecturer, Grayson Cooke explores the strange beauty of mining waste as a window into the enormous forces humankind exerts upon the Earth. Media Studies continues Western Australian artist Bennett Miller’s ongoing exploration of human behaviour in relationship to the natural world. Local audiences may be familiar with Miller’s work through his five-year presentation of a fake Amish community barn raiser, which was presented by Lismore Regional Gallery at Splendour in the Grass. Media Studies is a series of new video works and small sculptures, many of which repurpose an existing aspect of popular culture. The official opening of all three exhibitions is Friday 14 February, 6pm. RocoColonial, Blinman Slag and Media Studies – opening at Lismore Regional Gallery Thursday and running to 19 April 2020. www.lismoregallery.org

WE WILL FIGHT THEM ON THE BEACHES The annual V-day and Vagina Conversations events are back, on Friday and Saturday. These are held as part of a global movement to end violence against women and to empower women. They are bold, courageous, noisy celebrations of women and their power. Free on Main Beach at 6.30am on Friday, and tickets are selling fast for the Vagina Conversations at Byron Theatre, 7pm.

In a quiet street in the bustling Arts and Industry Estate in Byron Bay, you will find Hammer and Hand, a jewellery and metalsmith collective established by Bruce Pringle – artist, metalsmith and magician. Here Bruce forges work that is both playful and insightful. Bruce, draws upon imagery and themes as diverse and timeless as ‘the art of the Ancients’, the human condition, the transience of everything, and tea. Bruce draws us into his work with whimsy and humour while delivering a solid and serious punch. In his recent series of crowns for ‘One-eyed Kings’ Bruce takes aim at contemporary leadership, the strangulation of democracy and the very real ignorance of the population. Bruce Pringle’s Crowns for One-Eyed Kings will be exhibited in Cube Gallery in the foyer of Byron Council Chambers until 24 March.

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WITCHES ARE BACK After two sold out shows before Xmas, a sold out show in Lismore, and two in Brisbane, the Country Witches Association are back with one final local show before they take their witchy musings to gather the clan in Melbourne, Sydney and Katoomba. ‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. We really want to stir the pot on stage, and in the audience.’ The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the agenda by Mandy and Áine. Tired of waiting for change? Creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot! Friday 21 February at the Brew House Theatre at the Byron Brewery at 8pm. Tix $25 (plus booking fee) from ainetyrrell.com/touring

SPAMALOT GETS HOTA Following its sell-out run in Sydney last year, Monty Python’s Spamalot is coming to the Gold Coast, at HOTA, 5–7 March, on the only Queensland stop of its 2020 tour. Directed by Richard Carroll and choreographed by Cameron Mitchell, this hilarious classic musical, which is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Audiences can expect the unexpected as a diverse, crossgender cast of heroic, yet foolish actors, battle their way past various cows, killer rabbits and French people, in pursuit of claiming the legendary Grail.

Drill Hall Complex 2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am–2pm www.mullumclayworkers.com  NINBELLA GALLERY 19a Byron Street, Bangalow Open 7 days 10am–5pm 6687 1936 www.ninbella.com ninbella on instagram @ninbella NORTHERN RIVERS COMMUNITY GALLERY Cnr Cherry & Crane Sts, Ballina Open Wed–Fri 10am–4pm Sat/Sun 9.30am–2.30pm ballina.nsw.gov.au/nrcg STOKERS SIDING ART GALLERY 224 Stokers Rd, Stokers Siding Fri–Mon 10am–4pm or by appt. 0407 417 169 SUVIRA CERAMICS & SCULPTURE GALLERY 300 Mafeking Rd, Goonengerry 6684 9194 suviramcdonald.com TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY & MARGARET OLLEY ART CENTRE 2 Mistral Rd, South Murwillumbah Open Wed–Sun 10am–5pm 6670 2790 artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au GALLERY DOWN TOWN ANNEXE OF TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY 1st floor, M-Arts Precinct cnr Brisbane Street and Proudfoots Lane Murwillumbah Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9.45am–3.15pm artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/GalleryDownTown NOEL HART PAINTINGS & BLOWN GLASS GALLERY Located in Mullumbimby – By appointment 6684 0005 / 0417 042 951 noelhart.com

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ARTS ARTIST IN FOCUS FROM ORROROO TO UTOPIA Perhaps it is being one of nine children that made Grant Rasheed determined not to be lost in the crowd. Whatever the motivation, the owner of local Bangalow art gallery Ninbella has thus far lived an adventurous and exciting life. Rasheed grew up on a sheep farm in Orroroo, in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia, and as a young adult travelled to London, and then Milan, where he designed and manufactured quality men’s knitwear. He returned home after 20 years and landed at The Prairie Hotel in the remote Northern Flinders Ranges, in a town with a population of only seven.

THE COLOURS OF MOROCCO ART RETREAT Join Dominique Sutton on this amazing Art adventure to the heart of Marrakesh and the Moroccan desert. Immerse yourself in the alluring scents and brilliant colours, dine in a thousand year old carnival, enjoy barefoot luxury and record your memories with daily en plain air painting sessions under Dominique’s guidance. 22–29 May 2020 Cost: $4,950 (excl. flights) www.dominiquesutton.com dominique.sutton@icloud.com m: 0409573800 @atelierbyronbay

MÍŠA’S ART CLASSES Whether it’s your first time holding a paintbrush, or you’re an aspiring professional artist, Míša’s art classes are a supportive place to create, learn and socialise. Míša is a recognised designer and illustrator living in the Byron Shire for over 20 years. She has opened up her private studio in Bangalow to bring women together in their artistic journeys. Bookings: 0405084494 Instagram: misa.alexander www.misaalexander.com

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS AT BSA Byron School of Art is accepting enrolments for their new short courses and weekend workshops. Paint, draw, try ceramic sculpture or learn new techniques and tricks to work in photo media. Seize the opportunity to study with BSA’s international guest artist, Guy Begbie in a bookbinding workshop, or spend a weekend with Helle Jorgensen creating experimental 3D fibre forms. www.byronschoolofart.com Short Courses Enrolling Now

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Accepting the roles of Manager and Head of Customer Guest Relations, Rasheed turned The Prairie into a hip stopover spot for international visitors, including Sir David Attenborough, as well as prestige magazine teams visiting for fashion shoots. In 2016, it was voted Australia’s number one outback tourism hotel. In 2006, after an opportune meeting with an outback Indigenous art gallery owner, he established and curated a gallery at the hotel, deepening his love for indigenous culture. Visit his Bangalow gallery and you’ll see the work of noted contemporary Indigenous artists, as well as talented locals. Edited version of longer article originally by Helen Hawkes. 19A Byron Street Bangalow 6687 1936 www.ninbella.com

WORKSHOP Critical Reading for Writers with Laurel Cohn

A SPECIAL WORKSHOP FROM BYRON WRITERS FESTIVAL Want to get your work to a publishable standard? The secret is to sharpen your own critical reading abilities first. Byron Writers Festival presents Critical Reading for Writers, a unique workshop for writers of fiction and narrative nonfiction, facilitated by experienced workshop presenter and book editor Laurel Cohn. Participants will learn the value of critical reading, how to analyse a piece of writing and recognise how/why it works, or doesn’t work, as well as gain insight into how other writers handle story elements such as voice, backstory, openings, point of view, and description. The full-day workshop will take place on Saturday 14 March. Spaces are limited so secure your place today! More events and workshops listed on our website: byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on

FULL CIRCLE BY FRANCES BAXTER FULL CIRCLE is a culmination of artworks ranging from nudes and still life to portraits that have inspired Frances from 40 years living in Mallorca to her return to the Northern Rivers. Frances is renowned for her beauty of line and dynamic colour, and her exhibition features a collection of her paintings and drawings using oil, pastels and charcoal. Clem’s Cargo Marketplace, Brunswick Heads 1–26 February 2020 Instagram: @francesbaxterart

ALL THAT GLITTERS A passionate and multi-talented artist since childhood, Cristina takes inspiration from her surroundings and combines her love of colour, form, and shape with sculpture and stones to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewellery. Each piece is unique and original, lovingly handcrafted from recycled silver and individually sourced stones. Available at Hammer & Hand Jewellery Collective, 4 Ti Tree Place, Byron Bay. Instagram: @cristina_art_silver FB @cristina

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CINEMA

OPEN SCREEN: A PLACE FOR MAKERS

Open Screen is a non-competitive and inclusive ‘open mic night’ for filmmakers – under the stars, and out the back of the Byron School of Art in Mullumbimby. This is not a curated presentation, so even the organisers won’t know who or what is on the bill till half an hour before showtime. They are aiming for a 45-minute program. All films should be no longer than eight minutes. All genres are welcome, including documentary and experimental. Participants can have contributed to the film in any way, (as writer, director, producer, composer, actor etc.) and must attend the screening. Doors open Thursday 20 February at 7.30pm for filmmakers to deliver video files. Showtime is 8pm. If you’re a filmmaker, submissions are now open! For registration and all guidelines, go to Facebook, Projectall Shorts Events. There is no registration fee. If you are a film-lover, reserve a seat via Facebook on the Projectall Shorts event page – because it is an outdoor event, on the big screen, with limited head-sets. Entry is by donation. And they do have wet weather cover!

BIRDS OF PREY An R-rated action-adventure centred around an all-female superhero vigilante team, and written and directed entirely by women (Christina Hodson and Cathy Yan respectively), Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of

One Harley Quinn) is certainly the first of its kind. The story comes from the original comic Birds of Prey that most casual comic fans may not have heard of, but after this film debut I’m sure they will be rushing to read the original.

The story is told, in colourful anarchic style, by Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), who, alongside Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is out to find and protect a young girl

called Cass – who has been targeted for execution by Gotham’s most narcissistic villain. The team find themselves up against Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). Alongside great acting by the three leads and McGregor, the action sequences are all extremely well done in this film. They seem realistic (as much as one of these movies can be) and would certainly make The Avengers jealous. It is refreshing to see an all-female production in the Hollywood world of superheroes. Whether you are drawn in by its groundbreaking cast and crew, the R-rated action, or just because you love comic book movies, you’ll likely be very happy with what you find.

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STARS BY LILITH

This week’s love messages for Big Red Heart Day come to each sign in a language you understand from a fellow star mate… ARIES: Venus in your sign of unapologetic originality speaks through Aries born Maya Angelou, ‘My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humour to lighten the burden of your tender heart.’ TAURUS: ‘I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wandering, awed, about on a splintered wreck I’ve come to care for, whose gnawed trees breathe a delicate air, whose bloodied and scarred creatures are my dearest companions.’ Taurus born, Annie Dillard. GEMINI: ‘It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. Yet I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.’ Gemini born, Anne Frank. CANCER: ‘Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so seriously.’ Cancer born, Tom Robbins. LEO: ‘To be brave is to love unconditionally. We are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give. We all bleed the same colour. We all want to love and be loved. Love is like breathing, you just have to do it.’ Leo born, Madonna.

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VIRGO: ‘You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves… It is a serious thing just to be alive, on this fresh morning, in this broken world.’ Virgo born, Mary Oliver.

LIBRA: ‘We have a tendency to define ourselves in opposition to stuff. I see it all the time online, people whose idea of being part of a subculture is to hate Coldplay or football or feminists or the Liberal party. Define yourself by what you love. Be demonstrative and generous in your praise.’ Libra born, Tim Minchin. SCORPIO: ‘Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water always goes where it wants to go. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.’ Scorpio born, Margaret Atwood. SAGITTARIUS: ‘About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.’ Sagittarius born, Rita Mae Brown. CAPRICORN: ‘Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.’ Capricorn born, Martin Luther King Jnr. AQUARIUS: ‘You do not deserve love just because you want it. You can only earn the right to express it and you have to learn how to accept it. Love is not a gift. It is a diploma. A diploma conferring certain privileges: the privilege of expressing love and the privilege of receiving it.’ Aquarian born, Toni Morrison. PISCES: ‘You cannot save people. You can only love them. It is easy to love and there are so many ways to do it. The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow. As if you might not be there tomorrow.’ Pisces born, Anais Nin.

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Accountants & Bookkeepers ..........40 Acupuncture .................................40 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration....40 Antennas & Installation.................40 Antiques/Restoration ....................40 Appliance Repair ...........................40 Architects .....................................40 Automotive...................................40 Bathroom Renovations..................40 Blinds, Awnings, Curtains, Shutters 40 Bricklaying....................................40 Building Trades .............................40 Bush Regen & Weed Control ..........40 Carpet Cleaning ............................40 Chimney Sweeping........................40 Chiropractic ..................................40 Cleaning .......................................40 Computer Services ........................41 Concreting & Paving ......................41 Decks, Patios & Extensions.............41 Dentists ........................................41 Design & Drafting..........................41 Driveway Maintenance ..................41 Earthmoving & Excavation.............41 Electricians ...................................41 Fencing .........................................41 Financial Services ..........................41 Floor Sanding & Polishing..............41 Garden & Property Maintenance....41 Garden Design ..............................41 Gas Suppliers ................................41 Graphic Design ..............................41 Guttering ......................................42 Handypersons ...............................42 Health ..........................................42

• DEPT OF FAIR TRADING: A licence is required for all residential building work where the reasonable market cost of the work to be done (labour and materials) exceeds $5000 (including GST).

*conditions apply

ANTENNAS PLUS

ACCOUNTS & BOOKINGS: 6684 1777

INDEX

BUILDING TRADES

IWIRE

YOUR DIGITAL AND PROGRAMMING SOLUTIONS

Hire ..............................................42 Ironing .........................................42 Kitchens........................................42 Landscape Design .........................42 Landscape Supplies .......................42 Landscaping .................................42 Locksmith .....................................42 Osteopathy ...................................42 Painting........................................42 Pest Control ..................................42 Photography .................................42 Physiotherapy ...............................42 Picture Framing ............................42 Plastering .....................................42 Plumbers ......................................42 Pools ............................................42 Printing & Copying Services ...........42 Removalists ..................................43 Roofing.........................................43 Rubbish Removal ..........................43 Septic Systems ..............................43 Solar Installation ..........................43 Tiling ............................................43 Travel............................................43 Tree Services .................................43 Tuition ..........................................43 Upholstery ....................................43 Valuers .........................................43 Veterinary Surgeons......................43 Water Filters .................................43 Water Supplies ..............................43 Water Tanks & Tank Cleaning .........43 Welding ........................................43 Window Tinting ............................43

Friendly & Reliable

• Surround sound design & installation • Wi-Fi set up & boosting • All electrical work Call Norm now on

• RELIABLE TRADESMAN • DECKS & PERGOLAS • TIMBER SCREENS & DOORS • GARAGE CONVERSIONS

0422 668 582

JP DIGITAL ANTENNAS Reception problems, new antennas, extra TV points, all areas .....0432 289705

ANTIQUES/RESTORATION

LICENCE NUMBER 344531C

SERVICING THE BYRON SHIRE

CALL BRETT 0414 542 019

FURNITURE RESTORATION Old/antique. 40+ yrs exp. erwinfurniturerestoration.com 0412 528454

APPLIANCE REPAIR

NSW Lic. 83568c Qld BSA 1238105

DIGITAL ELECTRONICS REPAIR & SERVICE TV. Audio. Antennas .......... 66843575 or 0414 922786

FULLY INSURED

NORTHERN RIVERS APPLIANCE REPAIRS All makes and models. nrar.com.au ..........0401 159371

ARCHITECTS OCEANARC ARCHITECTS Reg. 6042 www.oceanarc.com.au ..............................................66855001

ALL ASPECTS OF CARPENTRY WORK

matt.rowan.wardle@gmail.com • Floor installations • Door & Window installations • Decks & Pergolas • Alterations

0488 950 638

ATELIER LUKE – Luke Hayward architect, Reg. 10438 www.atelierluke.com ...............0401 875535 DINGO DEMOLITIONS & ASBESTOS REMOVAL ................................. 66834008 or 0407 728998 GREENARK Greg Tollis architect. Reg. 3608 www.greenark.com.au Ph.......................0421 575299 BUILDER – JOHN McGAURAN Personalised Service. 20 yrs exp. Lic 170208C .............0415 793242

AUTOMOTIVE

BUILDER CARPENTER Extensions, renos, new homes, insurance, all jobs. Lic 19953 .......... 0403 458177 BUILDER Renovations, maintenance, 30yrs exp. mchughdesign.com.au Lic 29792C....0408 663420 HAVEN BUILDING All aspects of building. Lic 326616C ...............................................0432 565060 RENOVATION SPECIALIST Customised Service. Builder: Levi Alexander Lic 189611C ..0402 434154

• Tyres • Batteries • Wheel Alignments MULLUMBIMBY TYRE SERVICE Dalley Street, Mullumbimby 6684 2016

FABRICA JOINERY Quality kitchens/timber doors/windows. Lic 244652C .........................66808162

LEGENDARY OFFROAD TYRES

BAYSIDE RADIATORS Windscreens & air-con. Billinudgel. AU29498 .................................66802444

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

CARPENTER HANDYMAN FB Greg’s Handyman Services Byron Bay Lic No 1039897....0414 109595

BUSH REGENERATION & WEED CONTROL WEED CONTROL SPECIALIST Lawns - bindii weeds .....................................................0418 110714 EAST COAST BUSH REGENERATION Tree planting, weed control. Call Rossco Faithfull.0409 157695

CARPET CLEANING

REVAMP BATHROOMS

TLC

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ACCOUNTANTS & BOOKKEEPERS BOOKKEEPER Local and reliable .................................. barbarasbookkeeping.com.au 0402 118649

ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE M Collis..................................................66842559

Kevin & Margaret Bower

BLINDS, AWNINGS, CURTAINS, SHUTTERS

ACUPUNCTURE LOCAL

SHOWCASE DEALER SHOWROOM

SUNSCREENS

FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR!

MOBILE ACUPUNCTURE & acupressure massage. Ph Dr. Derek Doran ........................0414 478787 1/84 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay

66 680 886 62

artisanair.com.au

PLEASE CALL

AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

6680 9394 AU 37088

Mullumbimby Refrigeration & Airconditioning Services

Lic 246545C

– Sales – Installation – Repairs – All Commercial Refrigeration – Residential & Commercial Airconditioning – Coolroom Design & Construction – Freezer Rooms

6684 2783

45 Manns Road, Mullumbimby Lic: 299433C ARC: AU40492

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0408 232 066

BLACKS CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS AHHA member, insured. 3rd generation .....66771905

CHIROPRACTIC

AWNINGS ROLL BLINDS

0439 624 945

AH

02 66 804 173

Digital TV ALL Antenna Installations & Repairs ALL Electrical Work

40 The Byron Shire Echo DĕćſƖëſƷǨǩǽǩǧǩǧ

Friendly Reliable Prompt Local

BAY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Peter Wuehr 17 Bangalow Rd Byron Bay ..............................66855282 WAVE OF LIFE NETWORK CHIRO (lowforce) 8/9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay. Andrew Badman...66858553

COMPASS CURTAINS

23 years and going strong!

MICHAEL SCHWAGER 108 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby ...................................................66841962

Custom made curtains, blinds and decor items

CLEANING

Barbara Wilson

0435 954 212

We come to you, wherever you are: Byron, Lismore, The Clarence and beyond… compassinteriors@optusnet.com.au

Brick & Blockwork specialist. @ids_brickworks 0400 579 939 Ian.idsbrickworks@gmail.com

ACTION WINDOW & PRESSURE CLEANING

• House washing • High pressure or soft wash • Window cleaning • Driveways, paths & roofs • Gutters & flyscreens • Water efficient • Free quotes Phone Joe or Helen 6687 4655 or 0412 495750

BRICKLAYING Licence no: 332536C Abn: 54499255928a

ANTENNAS & INSTALLATION

Commercial / Domestic / Insurance

CHIMNEY SWEEPING

PLANTATION SHUTTERS

COOLMAN AIR CONDITIONING 23 years experience. Lic 178464C AU30147 ..............0412 641753 YOUR LOCAL BLIND MAN at North Byron Blinds .................................................. Amos 0404 421518 RAINBOW REGION AIR CONDITIONING ARC AU36141. Lic No. 264313C.....................0487 264137

Green & Clean Cleans deeply, dries in 1-2 hours

Far North Coast NSW John & Teresa

CURTAINS

(02) 6684 1001

Carpet and upholstery cleaning, urine extraction, rust removal, heavy traffic areas, deodorising and sanitation.

MARLENE FARRY Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine marlenefarry.com ..............66842400

AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

CARPET CLEANING

TENDER LOVING CARE Specialising in household carpet cleaning Speedy Drying

Call Jason 0434 177 594

ACCOUNTANT Paul Mayberry..............................................................................................66847415

Truck Mounted Machine

BRICK/BLOCK LAYING Contractors. Lic 291958C. Phone Mark ........................................0409 444268

Call

0434 539 979

• Window Cleaning • Screens & Tracks • Pressure Washing • House •Roof • Paths • Solar

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DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE

FLOOR SANDING & POLISHING

â&#x20AC;˘ Asphalt Driveways â&#x20AC;˘ Sub-divisions â&#x20AC;˘ Earthworks â&#x20AC;˘ Carparks â&#x20AC;˘ and all Maintenance!

Quality Exterior Refinishing

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Roof & Pressure Cleaning Roof Painting Deck Oiling

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

Byron Bay

SHARON CLARKSON Senior Mortgage Broker 20yrs exp sharon@sharonclarkson.com..0400 609916

Coast to Country Asphalt Specialising in

Phone Oliver 0419 789 600

Blue Sky

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EARTHMOVING & EXCAVATION

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TINY EARTHWOR

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various implements available for limited access projects

Acreage Mowing Specialist | Mini excavation Toro Dingo with stump grinder, trencher and soil cultivator

Contact Vadi: 0404

Philip Toovey

0409 799 909

CLEANING SERVICE

Acreage & Residential Mowing | Gardening Fire Hazard Reduction | Brush Cutting Tip Runs | Turf Laying | Fully Insured

EARTHMOVING & PLANT HIRE

CLEANS: Holiday, Residential, Bond, Commercial, Spring

Phone Mick 0409 009 024

0430 297 101 / 6684 5437

Specialising in driveway construction & maintenance

Email: mickbhl@gmail.com

DETAILED STEAM CLEANING Natural products. Bathrooms, kitchens, spring cleans .0410 723601 BEYOND CLEANING GROUP Quality focused. Brunswick to Ballina from $39.60ph .....0451 102239

978 383

info@byronbaymowing.com.au www.byronbaymowing.com.au

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

PROFESSIONAL LOCAL CLEANER excellent references, good rates. Shire wide. Ph Krissy ..0410 860330

5.5 TONNE EXCAVATOR, POSITRACK & TIPPER HIRE

CLEAN VIEW Prompt, professional, insured. Phone David .............................................0421 906460 HOLIDAY CLEANERS Avail now! Domestic, AirBnB, last-minute. Local, exp & reliable .0421 360961

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

BOND CLEANING...........................................................................................................0421 360961

COMPUTER SERVICES 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 NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65hp chain trencher, mini excavator, cable locating.0402 716857 ALEX EXCAVATION 3.5T Zero Swing excavator & bobcat loader & 5T Tipper Rock Grab 0417 920300 MY GEEK MATE Personal tech support. Phone Mark .....................................................0431 122057 CIVIL TRAK Road construction, excavators, rollers, grader & truck hire .........................0499 912459

CONCRETING & PAVING

ELECTRICIANS

SALISBURY

Over 25 yrs local experience. All forms of concreting. Residential â&#x20AC;˘ Civil â&#x20AC;˘ Industrial

02 66 804 173

Domestic Commercial ELECTRICAL Steve Nicholls ph: 0455 445 343 lic: EC28753

CONCRETING

Free Quotes

AH

All Jobs Small or Large

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

0424 876 155

nichollselectrical@outlook.com

FLANAGAN CONCRETING & EXCAVATIONS. Lic 155456C. Ph Andrew.........................0401 968173

Lic No 142383C

DECKS, PATIOS & EXTENSIONS

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO â&#x20AC;˘ 24/7 Emergency â&#x20AC;˘ Residential, Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Level 2

1800 763 911 | 0417 415 474

COUGHRAN ELECTRICAL 24 hour service, Lic 154293C .......................... 0439 624945 or 66804173 RONNIE SPINKS Everything electrical. Lic 27673 .........................................................0429 802355 FREE QUOTES JP ELECTRICAL Level 2 ASP Under-g/O-head lines, Pwr poles, Solar. Lic 133082C ........0432 289705 JIM LABELLE ELECTRICAL O.Shores, Mullum, Byron, Brunswick. Lic 176417C..............0415 126028 SPINKS ELECTRICAL Lic 284939C..................................................................Call Mitch 0421 843477 FULL CIRCLE REFINISHING Timber & deck oiling, coating, stripping. Fast free quotes .....0419 789600 BLUE BEE ELECTRICAL 25 years experience. Lic 189508C. Call Dave ............................0429 033801 BEN FORSYTH, Electrician. Lic:240691C. Ocean Shores & surrounds. No job too small ...0422 136408 THE DECK DOCTOR Sanding & refinishing, cable balustrading. Free quotes. Richard ...0407 821690

Call Mark 0498 115 182 DENTISTS

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

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

FENCING

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

BYRON & BEYOND FENCING Any fence, any time, prompt quotes....... 66804766 or 0422 207299 BYRON ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN & DRAFTING www.beedad.com.au ...............0423 531448 EDL FENCING Installations & repairs. Prompt service. ..................................................0432 107262 FENG SHUI DESIGN CONSULTANT Lizzie Bodenham livingbalancedesigns.com.au Ph .0431 678608 FLOW FENCING Pool fencing, timber/colourbond, local, professional and reliable.......0416 424256

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GUTTERS CLEANED Solar panel cleaning, all areas, free quotes, fully insured ... 66841778 or 0405 922839 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 PAULâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOWING Local & reliable. Mullum, Bruns, O. Shores, Byron & Bangalow.........0422 958791 A GREEN EARTH Garden restoration, maintenance, tree & rubbish removal ................0405 716552 TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVALS 4m3 trailer..............................................................0408 210772 BRUSHCUTTING Rubbish, Property Maintenance, Lawns.............................................0412 469109

GREEN DINGO for all your mowing and gardening needs. Ph Michael .........................0497 842442 PROBLEM CAMPHORS and woody weeds removed. No fuss-green waste, lantana too! ..0478 779650

PLATINUM CRETE CONCRETING Lic 225874C. 20 years exp. Free quotes. Justin .........0458 773788

DECKS

MULLUM.MOWING@gmail.com. Ride-on, large lawns & acreage. Ph Peter................0423 756394

RICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Mowing, brushcutting, gardening, pool service ...0424 805660

Call Daniel

Lic no. 141097C

Lic No. 337066C

ALL AROUND

0439 624 945

Lic: 154293c

DARYL 0418 234 302

Lic.136717c

CONCRETING

24 HOUR SERVICE

G.W. GARDEN MAINTENANCE. Mowing, whipper snipping, gardening, tip runs ........0408 244820 A LUNSDEN LAWN CARE Qualified green keeper. Mowing, edges and weed control ...0410 378375

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

GAS SUPPLIERS Free Delivery

Locally Owned Est 18 years

No Rental Reliable

www.brunswickvalleygas.com

6680 1575 or 0408 760 609 GRAPHIC DESIGN www.thinkblinkdesign.com

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

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GUTTERING

LOCKSMITH

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

PHOTOGRAPHY

Brendan Duggan Locksmith. Automotive car keys and lock installation/repair .......0412 764148

OSTEOPATHY

Professional â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Personal

OSTEOPATHY

www.spotlessgutters.com.au

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

Tree Faerie Fotos

30+ years experience in commercial photography and photojournalism

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

at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre

Dr. Matthew Fourro (Osteo) Dr. Egbert Weber (Osteo)

HANDYPERSONS

PHYSIOTHERAPY

60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby | 02 6626 7900

BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, acupuncture, mat/reformer, clinical exercise NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY Jodie Jacobs. Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri.....................................66857517 classes, laser, shockwave. Kim Snellgrove, Cally Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara .......................................................66872330 OCEAN SHORES, Jo Meon. Mon & Thu. Email hello@thehealthcove.com or phone ..........66805602 NICK EDMOND Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

PAINTING

466 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.....................................................................................66845288

â&#x20AC;˘ DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING INFO: When dealing with home owners, painters are required

ANTHONY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St ... 66853511 OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY Manual therapies, dry needling, custom orthotics,

to quote a licence number only for external work valued over $5000.

shock wave therapy, real time ultrasound. Nigel Pitman, Ilse V Oostenbrugge....................66803499

A.S.A.P. All renos, carpentry, plastering, painting, studios & bathrooms .......................0405 625697

BYRON BAY

â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic & Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Servicing all areas â&#x20AC;˘ Workmanship guaranteed â&#x20AC;˘ Attention to detail

THE HANDYMAN CAN All home maintenance, repairs, painting, odd jobs etc .............0427 110953 GOOD NEWS HANDYMAN Carpentry, home renovations/repairs etc. Jesse..................0458 968290

0438 784 226 â&#x20AC;˘ 6685 4154

ABSOLUTE HANDYMAN. Repairs, renovation, maintenance ........................................0402 281638 HANDYMAN SERVICE BYRON BAY. Local, reliable, insured .........................................0412 395604

Lic No 189144C

ALL-WAYS PAINTING

HANDY ANDY Carpentry, plastering, welding ......................................... 66884324 or 0476 600956 AWESOME REPAIRS Professional, commercial & domestic. Wayne...............................0423 218417

PETRA KARNI PHYSIOTHERAPY & Craniosacral, Manual Therapy, TMJ, Classes. Petra Karni & Andrew Weatherstone. Byron and Suffolk. Mâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;F & open Saturdays. Ph ....0403 226858

PICTURE FRAMING MULLUM PICTURE FRAMERS Stuart St rear lane behind Mitre 10 ............................0403 734791 BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING. 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel ........................ 6680 3444

HEALTH

PLASTERING

â&#x20AC;˘ OTHER HEALTH RELATED SECTIONS IN THIS SERVICE DIRECTORY: Acupuncture,

PLASTERING CONTRACTOR

Chiropractic, Counselling, Dentists, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy ACUPUNCTURE & COSMETIC MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne ...........................................66857366

DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL

MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Massage, Herbs. .............................66843002

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MALIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Therapeutic Chinese Massage Service. In & out calls ..............................................66841790

YVES DE WILDE

HIRE

XFINALIST OF THE MASTER PAINTERS OF AUSTRALIA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE XENVIRO FRIENDLY PAINTING

MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more ........................www.mullumhire.com.au 66843003

IRONING

www.duluxaccredited.com.au

KITCHENS

BEAU JARDIN We design & build beautiful gardens www.beaujardin.com.au Lic 177274C ...0417 054443

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NEIL A McINTOSH

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR â&#x20AC;˘ PLASTER REPAIRS â&#x20AC;˘ WALLPAPERING CLEAN & TIDY â&#x20AC;˘ ALWAYS ON TIME â&#x20AC;˘ ALL AREAS Mobile: 0421 938 104 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 465 Uralba Road, Uralba

1176 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby (just past golf course)

6684 2323 / 0418 663 983 SOIL MULCH GRAVEL

Accredited

20 YEARS LOCAL SERVICE

30 years experience

Blocked drain specialists Everything plumbing, drainage & gasďŹ tting

24 years experience

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Mob: 0409 451 518

Chay 0429 805 081

ABN 31 490 733 798 LIC 203196C

QUALIFIED â&#x20AC;˘ INSURED â&#x20AC;˘ LOCAL â&#x20AC;˘ FREE QUOTES

18 Lucky Lane Billinudgel Industrial Estate

landscaping supplies

Mark Wopling Painting & Decorating

CRACKER DUST ROAD BASE FIRE WOOD

PLUMBERS

ABN 48867459605 Lic 33995C

PAINTER

LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES

â&#x20AC;˘ Sand â&#x20AC;˘ Soils â&#x20AC;˘ Gravels â&#x20AC;˘ Pots & statues â&#x20AC;˘ Lots, lots more

Lic 167371C

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Garden Design & Property Planning. Andrew Pawsey ..........0478 519804

SUNRISE PLASTERING. No job too small. Renovations + patchworks. Gtd sat. Free quote ....0418 992001

NEED A PLUMBER? DRAINER? GASFITTER?

 

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

451 186

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X6680 7573 0415 952 494 Xwww.yvesdewilde.com.au LIC 114372C

LAUNDRY AND IRONING SERVICE. washingday.com.au Ph Bec .................................0404 347772

D HINGED Kitchens & Joinery. Lic 283553C. www.hinged.com.au .......................Dave 0409 843689

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QUALITY PAINTING SERVICES

mwoplingpainting@hotmail.com

Licence No. 207479C

WWW.EASTCOASTPILATES.COM.AU Judy Leane Ex. Phys ...........................................0408 110006

SHANE

0400 852 141

energyplumbing@gmail.com WWW.ENERGYJETTING.COM.AU WWW.ENERGYPLUMBING.COM.AU

JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C................0438 668025

AD PAINTING by John Hand. Lic 13246C ................................................ 0413 185399 or 66841249 BILL CONNORS All plumbing/draining. Lic #1051 .................................. 66801403 or 0414 801403

0266 804555

LANDSCAPING

ALL WAYS PAINTING NORTHERN RIVERS. Qualified, insured, clean. 0413 401907 or 66805015 HRH PLUMBING Providing a prompt, reliable & efficient service. Lic 220755C ............0402 652017 BYRONBAYPAINTINGSERVICES.COM.AU â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reliable. Quality work. Ph .....................1300 255 724 MARK STRATTON All plumbing & emergency. Sewer drain camera/locator. Lic 57803C ....0419 019035

PEST CONTROL

ADM PLUMBING SERVICESâ&#x20AC;Ś (NO JOB TOO SMALL)â&#x20AC;Ś Lic 234528C. ....... Call Adam 0466 992483 COLIN J WILLIAMS PLUMBING & GAS Lic L7990. Urgent repairs. Mullum/Byron .......0434 273726 MATT WILSON PLUMBER BANGALOW Lic 10704. All plumbing & gas fitting needs ..0408 665672

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POOLS

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

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6684 3003 MULLUM POOL SHOP Water testing, eco products, mobile service, construction/repairs....0418 666839

PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES

SUBTROPICALLANDSCAPES.COM.AU 20 years exp. Lic 231789C ................................0405 122456 THE PEST MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Second opinion / alternative views. 50 yrs exp .....0418 110714 PRINTWORKS Traditional / Digital art@mullumprintworks.com.au .................................66843633 LEMONTREELANDSCAPES.COM.AU Liam. Lic No 277154C .........................................0423 700853 BRUNSWICK BYRON PEST CONTROL................................................................................66842018 GRAPHIC EXPRESSIONS BYRON Digital Printing/Fine Art Prints info@gexprint.com.au..66858226

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HARMONIUM TUITION, REPAIRS, SALES. Contact Alice.............................................0427 423723

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UPHOLSTERY

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0408 232 066

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

VALUERS

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

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

TRAVEL

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VETERINARY SURGEONS

Craig Montgomery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0418 870 362

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NORTH COAST VETERINARY SERVICES Dr Lauren Archer .................................................66840735

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OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialists ......................................... 0412 161564 or 66841232

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

TIP RUNS & RUBBISH REMOVAL 4m3 trailer................................................................0408 210772

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TREE SERVICES

A1 RUBBISH REMOVAL AND TIP RUNS. 9m3 trailer. Same day service. Best rates .....0413 289443

WATER SUPPLIES TRIDENT WATER Remote access delivery, 4WD water truck. Northern Rivers & surrounds ..0412 580 564 THE WATER BOY Water delivery, Byron Shire. From $250 for 9000L .............................0432 734645

MAN WITH UTE. RETHINK REUSE RECYCLE. Ph Mark ................................................0411 113300

WATER TANKS & TANK CLEANING

SEPTIC SYSTEMS

TANK CLEANING Repairs, installation, first flush diverters, pumps, etc ........................0418 662285 Lic 312643C

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TRINE SOLUTIONS Local sewerage specialists. Plumbers, drainers & gas fitters. Lic 138031C. 0407 439805 NEWT wastewater treatment. Septic design, upgrades, maint & intall. Lic 207479C............... 0429 805081

SOLAR INSTALLATION Pioneers of the solar industry

Serving Northern NSW since 1998

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WELDING WELDING & FABRICATION Structural, general, repairs & Aluminium. Call Rod ...........0408 410545 We provide professional & reliable tree services to make your environment safe and healthy.

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Care for Emotions

With Parijat Wismer, 30yrs experience. First Aid Emotions, Sat 22/2, 10am–5pm Rapid Stress Release, Sun 23/2 Respond to stress with effective protocols. $220 per course. Call 6685 7991

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STREET LATIN adult dance classes. Puerto Rican/Columbian Salsa plus more, Tues 18 February, 6.40pm Marvell Hall, Marvell St, Byron. Have fun while making new friends Text 0438214212

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HYPNOSIS & EFT

Simple and effective solutions Anxiety, Cravings, Fears & Trauma. Maureen Bracken 0402205352 HAWAIIAN MASSAGE Ocean Shores, Michaela, 0416332886

Study Kinesiology

Free intro with Parijat Wismer Byron–Wed 4 Mar, 6–8.30pm Free kinesiology day 29 Feb 10am–4pm Course begins Mar 14/15 Kinesiology Schools Australia wellness.net.au 66857991 MEDICAL HOLISTIC ASSESSMENT Sport remedial massage, GP referrals. Accredited practitioner. 0421419224 RELAXING KAHUNA MASSAGE Byron Bay 0488784997

AGMs THE NORTH COAST DANCE FESTIVAL will be holding their AGM on Saturday 29 February at 2pm at the Byron Bay Services Club. Everybody is welcome so come along and see what our small group of dynamic members get up to. Hope to see you there.

TREE SERVICES

Colleen is back, based in Tugun

Osho Meditation Day Saturday 15th Feb 8am Silent Dynamic Meditation 10am Osho Discourse 12md Osho Dance Meditation 2pm Osho Nadabrahama Meditation 4pm Osho Kundalini Meditation 6pm Osho Evening Meditation

Call Shahido EXPLORING THE DRUG OF CHESS

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• Arborist • 15” Wood Chipper • Stump Grinder • Fully Insured

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HALLS FOR HIRE COORABELL HALL WEDDINGS, GIGS, CLASSES 66871307 www.coorabellhall.net

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SACRED SOUND IMMERSION with planetary gongs and ceremonial cacao. Where: Suffolk Park Community Hall. When: Friday 14 February 7–8.30pm. $35. Contact: 0488784997 Insta sonic_ kahuna_deva

KINESIOLOGY

Clear subconscious sabotages. Reprogram patterns and beliefs. Restore vibrancy and physical health. De-stress. Ph 0403125506 SANDRA DAVEY, Reg. Pract. ALOHA HEALING Deeply nurturing remedial, pregnancy & Kahuna style. 26yrs experience. In Mullum 0417212540

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tel: 0402 207 137 relationship counselling • dispute resolution collaborative practice • co-parenting coaching child consultant • child inclusive mediation

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LOCATION LEGEND Yoga Pilates (B): Bangalow Yogalates Barre (SP): Suffolk Park (BT): Byron Town

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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WANTED • FULLY INSURED • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE • FREE QUOTES

6684 4421 0402 364 852 BUSH REGENERATION & CAMPHOR/ INVASIVE PLANT ERADICATION

Environmentally friendly methods Call Nrth Rivers Camphor Control

0408 581 445

Tallow TREE SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE • • • • •

REMOVALS PALMS TREE SURGERY FREE QUOTES FULLY INSURED

• • • • •

STUMP GRINDING TREE REPORTS DA APPLICATIONS CRANE HIRE CHERRY PICKER

6687 2750 - 0401 208 797 FOR SALE SUP: Hypernut 8” 133 lts, 2017 full carbon construction (new $2400), quad fin setup, perfect condition – no repairs, damage or dings $950. Comes with Flying Objects bag, can be converted to foil board. Ph Richard 0407821690

MIELE WASHERS

TO LEASE

57 yr old working lady with small new to Mullum, looking to find friends, male or female of any for coffees, lunches, dinners, Call Susan 0427035121

dog, new age, etc.

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

MOTOR VEHICLES

CASH PAID FOR UNWANTED CARS Local reg’d business 66845296 or 66845403

2015 Holden Commodore wagon Auto. Lovely. S/N237..................$13990 Mazda 6 hatch 5 speed A/C P/S Nice car AUE9IN 3/8/20 rego .......$3995 Holden Combo panel van 4CYL manual Great for work or play S/N183 .....$5950 2009 Subaru Forrester dual range 5 Spd immaculate ........................$9950 2009 Commodore wagon 6CYL auto Perfect for holidays CU62KR .......$7995

BARGAINS

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16 ENDEAVOUR CLOSE, BALLINA

Ballina Car Centre

DLN 19950

6686 5586 / 0418 676 274

LOCAL REMOVAL

& backloads to Brisbane. Friendly, with 10 years local exp. 0409917646

HUONBROOK 3bdr timber home with spa, views, solar HWS, spring water & more. $650p/w furnished. 3–6 month lease. Email steve@toneguzzo.com

COMPOST TOILETS GUITARS, RECORDS, HI FI valiantmusic.com.au 66851005

SUNRISE BEACH fresh & bright house, 3bdr + office, 2 bath, fully furnished, close to beach, $750pw inc water and gas. Available end February. Ph 0432851513

BAMBOO PLY

For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 0429884188 • sample & brochure. www.bambooply.com.au Silver 2016 Rav4 Auto AWD 100,000km. Service up to date, new tyres. good reliable car. $20K. Looks good 0421 504 120.

2 SEPARATE HOUSES, ONE BLOCK. To be let together. Brunswick Heads, 5 mins town/school, 50m to river. First house is 3bdr with SLUG, second house is 2bdr. Both newly renovated & immaculate. Long term let, no pets. Sublet or Airbnb not allowed. $1300pw. Email deanjen64@ gmail.com BYRON BAY beautiful renovated 2bdr cottage, SLUG. Private rear garden backs on to Nat Reserve. Walk to beach/ cafes/ shops/restaurants in Sunrise. Suit working single, couple or small family. Pet friendly $590pw. Available 5 March. Long let, Ph 0432169945 SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH f/furn s/ cont studio suit single or couple. Backs onto Nat. Park, 5 min walk to bch, Rent includes wifi + elec. 0418234302

FIREWOOD

• Fence posts • Poles • Sleepers • Sawn timber Kings Creek, Mullumbimby Mark 0427 490 038

TYAGARAH BEACHSIDE Furnished studio $320pw. Suit working single person with references. 0448338707 POSSUM CREEK, modern, stand-alone cottage with views. Renovated, semi furnished, 1bdrm, $500 pw. 0421531796

MOVING SALE Sat 15 Feb, 7–11am, 166 Yelgun Rd. Bar fridge, portable air con, tools, washing machine, bric-a-brac

Are you a Telephone Tiger?

contact@thinkblinkdesign.com www.thinkblinkdesign.com

• Min 2 years outbound exp required • Flexible working arrangements • Attractive hourly rate Email CV to jobs@ RainforestRangers.org Closing date Thurs 20th Feb

See you at the Theatre! 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.

CLEANER for Lilly Pilly Preschool at Bayside, Bruns. Call Francis 66851621

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PAM RIGBY 1/12/1929–3/2/2020 Beloved mother, grandmother & friend to Noel, Nick and Jane, Myffanwy, Emrys, Sascha & Connor, passed away peacefully at her home in Mullumbimby, NSW on February 3, 2020. Always and forever our beacon, our light on the hill, committed now to the wind and the sea and the stars. The wild high places, the quiet woodlands, and the wondrous, comforting blaze of the night firmament will be your remembrance. Friends and family are welcome to join us in celebrating Pam's life at her home on Saturday 22 February, 2020 from 10am to 2pm. To RSVP and for address details, please contact Nick on 0414195579 GREG LEE Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 5 February 2020. Aged 72 years. Beloved husband of Jan. Much loved father of Kerryn and Chad. Loved Pop to Jack, Cohen, Alex and Eve. Missed brother of Graeme. Privately Cremated. A celebration of his life will be held with a paddle out at Byron Bay. Date & time to be advised Parkview Funerals Ballina 1800 809 336

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Byron Dog Rescue (CAWI) LUCY 1-year 8-month old female Amstaff x ‘Lucy’ is a sweetheart. She has been well-loved & cared for. Lucy is house-trained, has good recall, loves people and is very good with other dogs. She does need further training, particularly with walking on-leash. She has been placed with a foster-carer who is achieving wonders with her. Lucy will make an affectionate, adoring companion or great family dog. Please phone Shell on 0458 461 935 if you would like to meet her. Tansy is a 5 month old desexed female Smithfield (stumpy tail cattle) x Husky. She is an active girl and would prefer a home with space to run with no young children. If you can give Tansy a permanent, loving home please contact Pam on 0421 017 461. Microchip number 900079000588451 ABN 83 126 970 338.

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Community at work On The Horizon DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY Email copy marked ‘On The Horizon’ to editor@echo.net.au.

Mullum market

Prostate cancer support

Mullumbimby Community Market is on this Saturday from 8am–2pm on the cnr of Stuart and Myocum Streets Mullumbimby. The Brunswick Valley Museum is also open during the markets. Great local artisans, massage, good food and coffee. Dinkhum Bohos playing live. Dogs not allowed inside the market.

The first meeting of the Northern Rivers Day Prostate Cancer Support Group for 2020 is to be held on Monday, 17 February 10am–12noon at the Alstonville Bowling Club, Deegan Drive, Alstonville. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Partners or carers are welcome to attend. Enquiries to Gordon 6684 1137 or 0415 664 649.

Mayor’s morning tea

U3A Ballina/Byron

Byron Seniors Festival with Mayor’s Morning tea at the Byron Theatre on 18 February, from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Free entry. For more information email: seniors@byroncentre.com.au or call 6685 6807.

Negro Spirituals will be the subject of the music presentation on Tuesday, 18 February at 10am in the RSL meeting room, Mullumbimby. Enquiries 6680 7350.

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Library lover’s day

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Our first meeting of the year is on Sunday, 16 February at the Uniting Church hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Bring your plants for a mini show. We start with a cuppa, cake and chat from 1.15pm for a 2.00pm meeting. Our guest speaker will discuss where orchids come from, and how we can best look after them.

The Friends of Libraries (FOL) Byron Shire first meeting on Wednesday, 19 February at the Byron library at 10am. FOL is a community-based group providing much needed funds for the Byron, Brunswick and Mullumbimby libraries. They host book events for both international and local authors. They host the Annual Book Fair on the weekend of 11–12 July at the Byron Bay Surf Club. The collecting of books is now in progress for the fair; pre-loved and in good condition, especially children’s and art books, or any other genre such as fiction, non fiction, history, Australian and limited editions – all gratefully received. Call Janene 0407 855 022.

Byron Bay Library is celebrating Library Lover’s Day with a Biggest Book Club on Friday, 14 February at 2.30pm. Get together to chat about books while raising money for bushfire relief. Come by yourself, or bring your whole book club! Entry by gold coin donation and the local CWA will be serving cake and other refreshments. Bookings essential on 6685 8540.

A public meeting looking at the North Byron Flood Study and its recommendations for Mullumbimby is being held on 12 February at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services auditorium, from 6 till 8pm. The meeting is being run by the Mullumbimby Residents Association who say they will discuss key recommendations and options in the study to so that residents can prepare submissions to Council. Submissions close on 21 February.

GROW tree planting day

Exit International is a voluntary euthanasia group who meet quarterly. The next meting will be on 13 February. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. Further information on our website www.exitinternational.net or phone local coordinator Catherine 0435 228 443.

OS garden club The next meeting of the Ocean Shores & District Garden Club is on Monday, 17 February at 1.30pm at The Hub Church hall next to Target in Ocean Shores. Leisa Russell from One Rock Bonsai will demonstrate ‘Bonsai’ potting-up for beginners. New members welcome. Phone Claire on 6680 3707 for more info.

BVU3A U3A Brunswick Valley Tuesday Forum, 18 February 10am–12noon, Uniting Church Hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Speaker Alan Mclean returns with his ‘Macca’s Mind Benders’. Visitors and potential new members most welcome. Call 6685 1732.

Dementia workshop Get support if you care with someone with dementia. A free workshop for family and friends who care for someone with dementia is taking place 10am–12.30pm Thursday, 27 February at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. The workshop will provide a space to share positive experiences and achievements, learn new coping strategies, and problem-solve with other family carers. Attendees will also learn about other dementia support services available in the Mullumbimby area. A complimentary lunch is provided. For more information, or to register, call or text 0406 409747 or email linda.wirf@socialfutures.org.au

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1. Stake palm tree – do it early! (8) 5. Conservatives provide tales without a beginning (6) 9. Drew that selection – baffled (8) 10. Declares it is the land of the free! (6) 12. Work by Mills and Boon, perhaps – manic rot (8,5) 15. Little man in the centre of two notes (5) 16. Proper direction – in near future, maybe (3,6) 17. Dizzy and disturbed – see ill pig! (9) 19. Anais queen – a Star Trek fan! (5) 20. Red Rum – a tale of crime and death (6,7) 22. Prude in the ship – and very green types! (6) 23. The way in to mesmerise (8) 25. Silly hip ads for suckers (6) 26. Worshipper – but it looks like I’m a procrastinator! (8)

1. Do something before the due time (8) 5. British conservatives (6) 9. Tricked, defeated (8) 10. Declares (6) 12. Soppy fiction book (8,5) 15. Small biting insect (5) 16. The appropriate time (3,5) 17. Great jazzman Dizzy (9) 19. Aussie slang for a keg of beer (5) 20. Whodunit (6,7) 22. Shoots, small branches (6) 23 Way in (8) 25. Sap suckers (6) 26. Worshipper of statues (8)

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DOWN 1. Image still seen after initial removal (10) 2. Pull, drag (3) 3. Drive insane (7) 4. Theme park rollercoaster (3,3,6) 6. Mexican poet Paz (7) 7. Lack of empathy, bigotry (11) 8. Not quite right, a bit off (slang) (4) 11. Not defined or settled (12) 13. Novel by George Eliot (11) 14. Annually on a regular basis (4,2,4) 18. Made angry (7) 19. Nasal orifice (7) 21. Largest content (4) 24. Small parasite (3)

1. Visual déjà vu, following an Irish wizard (10) 2. Pull to the west (3) 3. Make mad, irate, furious (7) 4. Large container – a fairground attraction (3,3,6) 6. Poet Paz finds the centre to concoct a violent epic (7) 7. Ran election about food allergy (11) 8. A bit iffy, but America on board (4) Last week’s solution N019 11. Alien rises, inside, below; dug in, E L E C T R I C S H O C L L O M C N but uncertain (12) E N V O I P H I L A N 13. R, a novel by George Eliot (11) P E L R S N 14. Unknown listener near unknown H A R T E B E E S T Z A T S O F listener – just keeps on going N E M E S I S R E L A (4,2,4) T I E E S O C I A L S N O S T 18. Unhappy 3 made angry (7) T R T A A H 19. Sort out in nothing – there’s an R I O T D R U M M E D opening in the face! (7) U C M D E A N E O L O G I S T T E 21. Continent like one article (4) K S O N A E 24. Upset can? Idiot (3) M A R K E T G A R D

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C E R O N C O E D I I L E U T E R A R N S

Artists get painting! The Ocean Shores Country Club – 14th Annual Art Competition is opening, May 21, 2020. Three entry categories are watercolour, pastel/drawing and acrylic/oils. All artists are welcome to enter. Organised by OSCC Art Group. Entry forms will be available early March. Contact Marilyn on 6680 4907 or osccartgroup@gmail.com for information.

GROW community gatherings held quarterly at Mullumbimby Community Gardens. Next tree planting day is on Saturday, 14 March at Mullumbimby Community Gardens, 156 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 10am–3pm. Info call 0447 820 095.

BB Hospital Auxiliary The monthly meeting of the Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary will be held at Byron Central Hospital, 54 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale on Monday,17 February commencing at 1pm. Members are encouraged to attend and new members are very welcome. Enquiries 6685 3162.

OSCC art group The OSCC art group meets every Wednesday morning from 9am–12noon at the Ocean Shores Country Club to paint together and inspire each other. Space is available for other artists to join us. Visiting artist, Jan Brooks, will be hosting an art session on colour blending/feathering on 26 February, 9am–12noon at the Ocean Shores Country Club. All Artists welcome – contact Marilyn: 66 804 907.

Free exercise group Join Byron Bay’s free exercise networking group. It is open for all business people. Meet at Clarkes Beach Park carpark every Friday morning at 7.30am to walk or run the lighthouse loop. More information call Sharon on 0400 609 916.

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Neighbourhood Centre

Respite Service

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

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.

Low-cost or free food Food Box Thursdays 9.30–11.30am at Uniting Church, Mullumbimby. If you have any sort of Centrelink card you may purchase cheap food, obtain free veges, and enjoy a cuppa. Free Food Relief Bags for anyone doing it tough, every Wednesday 10–12noon at The Hub Ocean Shores, cnr Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way. No ID or Concession Card required. NILs referral service also available. Check Facebook page The Hub Baptist Ocean Shores for details.

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

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

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 call1300 652 820 or text your postcode to 0488 811 247. www. na.org.au. 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.

Seniors fun Fridays Fun Fridays for seniors (60+) at Marvell Hall, Marvell Street East, Byron Bay. Mahjong and 500 at 1.30pm. Enquiries: Nancy 0498 480 373.

End-of-life choices

Parkinson’s support The Northern Rivers Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Friday, 14 February at Level 1, Crowley Education Building, 154 Cherry Street, Ballina. $5 per person (includes morning tea) RSVP Moya 0427 042 607. The coffee catch-up is on Friday 13 March, 10am at Summerland House Farm (Aruma). This is a relaxed social get-together. Please RSVP Yvonne 0429 946 146.

One Roof Byron No fixed address? Lost your housing in the last 12 months? One Roof Byron is looking for local residents interested in joining a long-term accommodation program in this shire. Enquiries: call or text Jenny 0422 455 735, 2–5pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

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Dementia carers club Caring for someone with Dementia? Join our monthly Northern Rivers Carers Coffee Club on the second Monday of every month. Our next meeting is on Monday, 10 February at a café in Mullumbimby, 10.30–12noon. Call or text Karen on 0412 911 613 or email Karen at: dementiafriendly@ byronrespite.com.au for the location. Bring your questions, bring your concerns, let other carers know what works for you, meet new friends and expect to get great support.

Ballina coastcare Join us for morning tea to celebrate Ballina Coastcare’s 30th Anniversary on Thursday, 19 March,10.30am. Meet at the North end of Flat Rock car park. RSVP by Tuesday, 19 February via email: cathyjbyrne@gmail.com or phone or SMS Cathy on 0408 668 287. Please provide a direct phone number for wet weather arrangements. Find out more at: www.ballinacoastcare.org/ourstory. Probus club Next meeting of Hastings Point, Tweed Coast Probus club will be at Tricare, Tweed Coast Rd, on Tuesday,18 February at 10 am. Speaker, Scott Jones, on a natural solutions to divert everyday food waste away from landfill. Enquiries: Jean 02 6670 4072.

Soap Aid saving lives

A free finance seminar is running on retirement reality and investment choices at the Byron Bay Library on Wednesday, 19 February, 10.30am. Presented by the NSW Department of Human Services as part of the NSW Senior’s Festival 2020. Bookings on 13 63 57 or email fis.seminar.bookings@ humanservices.gov.au.

Soap Aid is a not-for-profit organisation recycling and sending critically needed soap to communities facing major hygiene challenges. Please drop in your partly used household or holiday rental soap to Kim at Raine & Horne, 39 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay. Call 0499 839 566. All quantities welcome. www.soapaid.org.

ACA

Meditation

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.

Dzogchen meditation and study group 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby CWA Hall. Didi 0408 008 769. 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. 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. Free guided meditation Mullumbimby every Friday from 12-1pm at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Contact Paul: 0401 926 090 or email: paulebibby@gmail.com. Group Mediation: Tuesdays 11.30am at Marvell Hall, 37 Marvell st, Byron Bay. Everybody welcome. Donations appreciated. Gnostic Soceiety Byron. 0412 020 234.

Support after suicide StandBy provides support to people who have lost someone to suicide. They provide free face-to-face and telephone support and are accessible 24/7. Follow-up contact is available for up to one year. Find out more at: www. standbysupport.com.au or call 13 11 14. If you, or someone you are with, are in need of immediate support please call an ambulance or police on 000.

Breast Cancer Support The Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay gets together from at the Byron Community Cabin on Carlyle Street, next to the tennis courts, from 12.30pm–2.30pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. More info on Facebook: Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay, or call 0431 207 453.

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.

CWA Bangalow Interested women are welcome Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am–1pm and the second Monday evening of each month 5–7pm in the Bangalow CWA rooms for craft and friendship. Rooms are open daily Monday– Saturday 9am–noon.

Baby massage At the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre. Friday mornings, weekly, baby massage classes for expectant and new parents and carers. Gold coin contribution. Bookings essential. Linda 0411 985 557.

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Masters support juniors and bring home the points The Byron Bay Surf Club’s masters set a strong example for the nippers to follow during the recent surf life saving country championships held at Cudgen. The club had members ranging in age from six years to 76 competing. ‘While Byron Bay Surf Club is proud of its third place overall, the relationships between the club members, no matter what age, or what skill level, is what they are most proud of,’ publicity officer Kirsty Pockley said. Club president Paul Pattison lead the way by showing podium finishes are nothing without friendship and lifelong bonds. Paul brought home gold medals and the McCabe brothers were unstoppable, teaming together to bring home a selection of silverware. The Byron Bay ski paddling results were replicated from the 1990s with names

Byron Bay SLSC president Paul (L) led from the front at the recent SLS Country Championships. Photo supplied like Mike McCabe, Greg McCabe, Dan McCabe, Dean Rutgerson, Kurt Tutt, Karen Irwin and Jo Kay appearing repeatedly. The younger lads, Bradley Kay and Shaun Sewell teaming with veteran ski paddler Kurt Tutt finished third in the Open ski relay. Jasper Alford, Max

Anderson and Beau Carter showed the depth of talent across all ages in the club.

Nippers The female nippers also had the opportunity to follow the strong lead of the senior female competitors. Jo Kay, Heli Murray, Karen Irwin and Mandy

Montalbetti all walked away with individual and team medals. ‘The nipper team is lead by the very humble and disciplined sportswoman Suki Alford. Suki won gold in the U/14s swim, board, ironwoman and 2km run,’ Kirsty said. ‘Suki, along with her U/14 peers completed her Surf Rescue Certificate this year and is committed to her role as a volunteer lifesaver on the beach. ‘The widespread success of the girls is a great reflection of the committed family-friendly culture that exists within the Byron Bay Surf Club, enabling girls to maintain an active, healthy, community-minded lifestyle from the age of six years,’ she said. The Byron Bay Surf Club will host the Far North Coast Branch titles across February 22–23. Over 50 female competitors are expected to attend the event.

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Byron Bay’s Dan Wills is just one of the area’s top surfers heading to Newcastle. Photo: Ethan Smith/SNSW Nyxie Ryan, Marcus Aboody, Jye Glinderman and Mikey McDonagh. The ‘Australian Boardriders Battle’ is a WSL sanctioned Speciality event

run by Surfing Australia and has 24 of the country’s finest board-riding clubs battling it out for an overall prizemoney purse of $110,500 including the qualifying

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series and $20,000 for the club that wins the finals this weekend. The finals format features individual four-person heats on Saturday in opens, women’s, juniors and masters divisions that gain points for each club. These points determine the seeding order for the tag style ‘nudie teams’ finals held on the Sunday. With the surf forecast map for the weekend dominated by a purple blob off the East Coast it looks like some solid size and challenging conditions for all the clubs looking to win it this year. Watch via www.australianboardridersbattle.com

Giants push for league tag competition for teenage girls

Mullumbimby junior Giants. Photo supplied Mullumbimby Giants Junior Rugby League are looking for girls aged between 13 and 16.5 to play League Tag. ‘The shortened competition will see Group 18 clubs play against each other, and introduce girls to the game of league tag, and potentially tackle rugby league into the future,’ the Giants Kylie Grainey said. ‘Our area already has a large contingent of girls playing touch football and Oz Tag, so the transition into a League Tag competition would be an easy transition,’ she said. Current Junior League rules allow girls to play rugby league with the boys up until U/12s. ‘Until now there have been no local competitions to enable girls to continue to play league in this area once

they reach 13. ‘Our Club has recently lost a few girls who, due to age and potential pathways, are now travelling to the Gold Coast to keep playing after they turn 12. ‘It’s intended the introduction of League Tag will lead to a girls tackle competition in our area for the older age groups. Women’s Rugby League has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. ‘Our endgame is to be able to keep girls in our club playing a sport they love,’ she said. The introductory competition will be held on Friday nights, over eight weeks. Girls can register their interest by completing the form at www.mullumbimbygiantsjrl.com.au. Contact Kylie on 0403 647 291.

All Girl Surfriders sign on day The All Girl Surfriders are holding their sign on this Saturday, February 15, from 8.30–10.30am at Main Beach Lennox Head (just south of the pub). ‘All Girls is a good place to improve your skills and meet other girls who love surfing,’ club vice president Renee

Adamson said. Divisions include: opens, longboards, junior beginners and senior beginners. ‘Everyone is welcome, we meet monthly for competitions,’ Renee said. All Girls Surfriders is an Active Kids provider. See: www.allgirlssurf.com

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.36 – February 12, 2020  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.36 – February 12, 2020  

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