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High hopes for wordfest Council to consider new Bluesfest site

Victoria Cosford

The current economic climate notwithstanding, ticket sales for the Byron Bay Writers Festival have been incredibly strong, according to director Jeni Caffin. ‘People have come back confidently,’ she told The Echo, even after the disaster which saw one entire day of the Festival last year cancelled due to flooding. At its new venue at Belongil Fields there will be, she went on to say, ‘four fabulous marquees bristling full of fabulous writers’. And while she acknowledges that the weather will once again be in the lap of the gods, ‘we’ll move heaven and earth to ensure the environment is safe and welcoming for all the guests.’ Jeni is contagiously enthusiastic about this, her third Writers Festival, though happy to single out specific

elements. The mix of writers is one – not just the young with the old but the new with the practised, in particular writers who are ‘seriously mature’, such as Sam Cutler, who are putting out their first books. ‘There’s a lot of hope and inspiration for the new writer there’, she said. And it won’t be all high-ticket items either this year, with a lot of budget events as well as free book launches. Another reason for her excitement is the presence of comics such as Wendy Harmer, Roy Masters and Imran Ahmad – the latter whose account of a 40-city book tour in 40 days is ‘absolutely hysterical’. ‘Anything that involves humour or music touches people’, she said. Kerry O’Brien in conversation with two undercover policemen is guaranteed to be a ‘killer session’ and the Saturday morning pitching sessions,

where ten writers will be pitching their manuscripts to some of Australia’s top publishers and agents, will be fabulous. She recommends that attendees check into the on-site Chatroom whose white board will list spontaneous events changing daily. Jeni’s chief thrill comes from the knowledge that out of the hundred writers booked to appear this year, 20% are from the Northern Rivers region – ‘we are so blessed,’ she points out, ‘with all the creative practitioners we have in the area.’ Blessed too with the level of support given so freely by the local community – a point echoed by Chris Hanley, chairperson for the Festival and its founder 13 years ago. ‘I’m really proud of the area, the volunteers and the local people’, he said, going on to declare that it is the latter element responsible for one of

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Annie Younger, right, will bringing along her Flying Goolies to Saturday’s Children’s Session at the writers festival. Local writer Chad Kolcze launches his Byron Bay Locals Skate Session book on Sunday. Writers festival director Jeni Caffin will surely enjoy a leisurely leadup to the country’s second largest annual writers festival which kicks off Thursday with the sporting lunch. Photo Jeff ‘Not The Goolies!’ Dawson.

of the development application,’ the report notes. ‘The proposal will be of benefit to the community in many areas, but will also potentially result in impact upon the natural and built environment. ‘The exact impact is hard to determine without further collection of specific data during the festival event on this particular site in relation to traffic, car parking, noise and impacts upon the natural environment. Council engineers still have concerns regarding flooding on the car park areas, and Council should only grant approval for the development application for a maximum period of five years to enable Council, the applicant, the community and government departments with the opportunity to examine all impacts associated with the festival event and the continued suitability of the site for the proposed development. ‘There are no permanent structures proposed as part of the development application, with the exception of construction of six creek and drainage crossings; widening and graveling some of the access roads; construction of permanent protective fencing around Vegetation Protection Areas; and vegetation rehabilitation and planting. ‘Most of the new creek crossings will replace existing, low-level creek crossings needed and used as part of the existing farm operations.’

Byron Shire Councillors are expected this Wednesday to consider an application to relocate the annual East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival to a new site at Tyagarah. The staff report recommends approving the site use for a festival for a maximum of five years. ‘While the annual Bluesfest event will transform the Tyagarah site into a festival site, for the rest of the year it will remain a working cattle and tea tree plantation as it is at present,’ according to the staff report. The Tyagarah site is in three lots totalling about 120 hectares immediately east of the Tyagarah Pacific Highway interchange overbridge. Access to the site is via Tanner Lane. According to the staff report the site is ‘presently occupied by a working tea tree farm and grazing pastures, with three dwelling houses, a truck depot and various sheds and farm activity areas. It is interspersed by a number of watercourses, ultimately draining to Simpsons Creek. The larger watercourses incorporate corridors of native vegetation that connect to a continuous band of primarily native vegetation adjoining the eastern boundary at Simpsons Creek.’ Eighty-six submissions were received to the public exhibition of the DA – 85 opposed, one in favour. ‘The number of submissions received in respect of the proposal provide an indication as to the high level of community interest in the outcome

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the defining qualities of the Byron Bay Writers Festival, namely, its â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;buzzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. According to Chris there is a mood and an atmosphere here which is absent from other festivals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and he has over the years attended a great many writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; festivals both in Australia and overseas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it owes largely to the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;big chunk from the Northern Rivers in the audienceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the eclectic demographic nature of the festival-goers and the manageable size of the event which endows it with an informal, almost intimate character. Chris himself is looking for-

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A group of residents from and near Laurel Avenue, Mullumbimby, has come together in opposition to the proposed Optus 3G mobile tower at 1862 Coolamon Scenic Drive. It seems the majority of residents are not opposed to new telecommunications infrastructure in Mullumbimby, recognising the need of locals for better mobile and internet coverage, but it is the chosen location that has them up in arms. Nine possible sites for the monopole were considered, but the development application on display at Council proposes the monopole be erected on Coolamon Scenic Drive, a site that residents say is far too close to a major primary school and a densely residential area. As well as the visual impact, which residents say will be significant, another primary concern is the uncertainty of long term health impacts.

School nearby Laurel Avenue resident Ross Devine said, ‘St John’s Primary School building and grounds is within 300 metres of the tower. In 1997 the NSW Minister for Education objected to towers near schools “normally meaning a 500 metre buffer” based on a policy of prudent avoidance. Radiation from this tower peaks between 50 and 300 metres. The DA never mentions the primary school even though it is within 300 metres of the site. ‘Also, the proposed site is within 100 metres of eight residential properties, with a further 34 residential properties within the next 100 metres, and more than I could count within a further 100 metres. This is

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appalling and goes against industry recommendations, and other local government planning policies.’ Another Laurel Avenue resident, Adam Boyd, told The Echo, ‘The DA is packed with statements from Optus saying the tower is safe. It is diabolical.’ Boyd and other residents want Byron Shire Council to consider the Precautionary Principle that lies within its own Local Environment Plan when considering the proposed site for the tower. Residents are also objecting to the limited notification they were given about the proposed tower. According to residents, inadequate response time to the DA was given, a response period that has since been extended by Council, for some residents immediately affected by the application, by two weeks. Submissions close on Wednesday August 12. Of concern too is the cumulative effect of such a tower, with industry code stating that

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the infrastructure, once in existence, would be the obligatory site for other telecommunications companies to use for additional equipment, potentially adding greater visual and radiation impact over time. An Optus spokesperson said, ‘As part of the expansion of its mobile and wireless broadband network, Optus has submitted a proposal to build a 3G mobile facility in Mullumbimby.

‘Enhance coverage’ ‘This facility will enhance existing mobile and wireless broadband coverage in the area – delivering greater choice and competition to customers in Mullumbimby. Optus follows a rigorous assessment process when trying to find a location for a mobile base station facility including a formal process of consultation with the council and local community. During our search for suitable mobile sites, we work hard to strike a balance between customer

demand for improved mobile and broadband coverage in the area and the preferences of individual residents. For more information on our coverage please visit au/coverage.’ Many people don’t agree that Optus have consulted appropriately with the community, therefore a group of residents have given Optus an opportunity to consult them further. This Thursday, three concerned residents, three Optus representatives and three members of Byron Shire Council will meet to discuss things further. The Optus spokesperson added, ‘Optus will review all feedback from Council regarding the proposed mobile facility and will take this information into account before making any decisions on further steps.’ Adam Boyd told The Echo, ‘We want to make it clear that we are not opposing any tower being built but rather the inappropriate location they have proposed.’

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Good start for Bruns debaters Story & photo Eve Jeffery

Debating has been a feature of New South Wales public schools since the 1930s, when the Hume Barbour Competition started for metropolitan area senior debating students. Today there are more than 1,000 schools with students from Years 5 to 12 in the Premier’s Debating Challenge which is open to teams of four students from Primary Schools throughout NSW – some schools entering more than two teams in each age division. The competition begins in Term 2 and Brunswick Heads Public School students competed with other schools in the area in May in the first round of this year’s Challenge, which they won against both Mullumbimby and Coorabel Public Schools. The team is very excited about the win and looking forward to their next debate in which they will compete against other zone winners in the North Coast Regional Challenge, hopefully with another win which will see them attending a three day camp

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Local Deon Demouche wants to warn others about the potential of car theft in Byron, even in broad daylight. ‘I parked my car in Captain Cook carpark on Lighthouse Road last Thursday morning. At 10.30am my rear window was smashed and everything in my car was stolen. I had two bags in the car, one was my handbag with my life in it, and both had a towel draped over them in the car. They took my camera with irreplaceable photos of my daughter on it, my keys, my diary, clothes, books, everything. If any of these things have been dumped I would love to get them back. ‘The police told me that there was three similar robberies the same day, one at The Pass, one at Watego’s and another at Broken Head. Another local told me the same thing happened to her in Seaview Street. The robbery happened in broad daylight, and so too did the others it seems, so I wanted to warn Clockwise from top left, Rochelle Arthur, Byron Paine, Callie other locals not to leave anyWynd, Jake Stenner, Solomon Guyler, Jasmine Dickinson and thing of value in their car.’ Azlan Currie. Deon asks the thief to anonat Stanwell Tops Conference in a series of debates to decide ymously send the camera’s Centre in Sydney’s south from who will be the State Cham- memory card to PO Box 703, Byron Bay 2481. November 2 to 5, to compete pions. Home to the most beautiful objects from around the globe.

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Chance for youth to organise own events Live bands, dancing with DJ’s, a beach party, art projects, volley ball and cricket are just some of the activities young people listed as fun things to do at the Brunswick Youth Forum held last year. Local kids now have the opportunity to make their dream event happen. Brunswick Heads Community Care Council has received a $2,000 donation from Byron Shire Council for youth activities in the North of the Shire. ‘We’re looking for young people to help organise alco-

hol and drug free events over Schoolies and the Christmas holiday period,’ said Michele Grant from BHCCC. Anyone interested in event management, performing or just having fun is invited to come along to Brunswick Heads Community Centre on Wednesday August 12 at 4pm. ‘Our role is to support the kids and help them plan and organise whatever event or activity they’d like to do,’ said Michele. The successful ‘Fresh Chords’ Indent event last month was

organised by Shearwater students Angie, Shaun, Toby and Jo. Their band Alice Blue performed with Half Nelson and the rappers Rtiztic. Seventeen talented young musicians entertained their dancing peers and gained professional experience. ‘There’s the opportunity to undertake art projects too,’ said Michele. ‘Suggestions include repainting the old shed in Banner Park, and we could brighten up the Housie Shed with some beautiful artwork on the walls. There’s lots of graffiti art-

ists around, so we’d like them to come along. ‘There’s lots of interest in re-showing the wearable arts fashions from Shearwater. People also want to see our HSC student’s art works, and the major projects they’ve put so much time and energy into. ‘The list is long but all very do-able, but it’s up to the kids. Young people know what they want, they’ve got heaps of talent and ability, and they’re great networkers. They know what appeals to young people to make an event successful.’

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Two world premieres will be just some of the highlights of this year’s Bangalow Music Festival. Since its inception in 2002, the Festival has acquired a reputation for attracting worldclass musicians, professional chamber ensembles, emerging young artists, Australian composers and soloists. Held in the A&I Hall (with the exception of the final concert ‘Sound and Silence’ whose venue is St

Benjamin Frankel. Australian pianist Jayson Gillham, a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, will celebrate his 23rd birthday in two special performances on the Saturday. The Bangalow Music Festival runs from Friday August 14 to Sunday August 16 and tickets are available by calling 0448 641 835, visiting www. or from Barebones Artspace in Bangalow. Prices may vary outside Sydney metro areas

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Beach Bums celebrate tenth year Story & photo Eve Jeffery

Variety – The Children’s Charity – is about to start the journey on what should be a wonderful year of fundraising as they get ready for the 25th Annual B to B Bash. The Byron Bay Beach Bums are also set to go as they celebrate a special anniversary, their tenth as Variety bashers. The Variety Bash raises funds for children with special needs. This year’s Bash will begin on August 16 from Bennelong Point, the site of a little Opera House they have down there. This was the starting point for the very first Bash organised by Dick Smith in 1985 before the cars headed to Bourke and finished in Burketown. Twenty-five years later, the Bash will head south-west to the history filled town of Parkes and as 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, the group will have dinner at Australia’s most famous ‘Dish’, the Parkes Radio Telescope and be entertained by Australia’s world renowned astronomer, Fred Watson. The cars will then head to Broken Hill via Hay, Berri, Woomera, Coober Pedy and Alice Springs. Once they are in

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A pilot program aimed at reducing the amount of building site waste going to landfill has started up in Byron Shire. Operating in conjunction with Byron Council, it is the brainwave of local builder Tate Neale, owner of Byron Environmental Construction (BEC). Neil’s inspiration came from observing workers using a skip to discard all their waste and he felt that a

solution could be found. Council has provided the company with a yellow recycling bin for collection with the regular recycling round. Waste will be monitored over a period of four weeks. The aim is to provide a recycling bin to all construction sites in the Shire maintained by a regular recycling service. For more information on the program contact Byron Shire Council Waste Management on 6626 7156.

Philip Batson, Ray Crandel and Trevor Watts celebrate ten years together as Variety Children’s Charity Bashers as they prepare for their trip to Bennelong, Broken Hill and back.

the ‘centre’, they will meet up with all other states of Australia for the national bash which takes place every four years. The bashers will then travel back to Coober Pedy, Hawker and finally to Broken Hill for the final night after 13 days on unsealed roads. ‘The bash is not a race or rally but a drive in the outback with your mates,’ said basher Trevor

Watts. ‘It’s a celebration as we raise all our funds before we leave. Along the way we leave items at schools, hospitals and at community groups.’ The Byron Bay Beach Bums would like to thank all local businesses, service clubs and friends for their loyal support over ten years which has enabled the group to raise $175,000 for NSW Variety

special needs children. ‘We have also been able to submit appeals for individuals in our local area,’ said Trevor. ‘We are pleased to say that we were successful in receiving special medical equipment for ten local families.’ For more information about the Variety event and how you can be involved, visit the website at

Mullum pool will be ready for Spring: Council It’s starting to warm up and the roof on the new Mullumbimby Pool amenities block is about to go on, according to Byron Shire Council. At a construction cost of over $550,000 the new building will be ready to open in time for the spring swimming season. The old building was constructed back in the 1960s but shifting clay soils have contributed to cracks appearing in the structure and the plumbing under the building. The building needed to be upgraded. Council’s property maintenance coordinator Len Reilly said although the new building has been designed to be functional it will look good and has an emphasis on practicality, low maintenance and affordability. ‘From the outside it’s a modest

Byron Shire Council’s property maintenance coordinator Len Reilly with site supervisor Byron Hyslop looking over plans.

building designed to minimise vandalism and graffiti but the fitout includes energy inclusions such as instantaneous gas hot water showers, dual flush toilets, timed hand basin taps and water tanks for the toilets. ‘The building includes new change rooms, toilets, showers, kiosk, outdoor seating all set

in newly landscaped gardens. And we’re on schedule to complete the project within the 13 week time frame.’ According to Mr Reilly the old amenities block was originally constructed by the local community with many fundraising functions being held around town.

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Belongil continues to make waves


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In a colourful media release last week the Belongil Progress Association (BPA) continued its attack on Byron Shire Council over its coastal management plan. It drew a measured response from Council but no real answers to the association’s claims. Comparing Council’s tactics to events in Kosovo and Zimbabwe, the BPA claimed that the coastal zone management plan soon to go on exhibition would require homeowners ‘to demolish their homes, at their own expense, if the sea comes to within 20 metres of their property. Not only that but they will be prevented from taking any action to protect their houses from the sea.’ There will be no compulsory acquisition or any other form of compensation, claimed the BPA. Drawing on a seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of modern history, BPA went on to say, ‘This will be the first time in the western world that anything like this has occurred. ‘It’s all part of a controversial policy called “planned retreat” under which the Council intends to give way to the “forces of nature” – except, that is, where its own assets are involved. These will be protected at considerable community expense.’ ‘In the case of Belongil… the Council has already had surveyors out to check which houses will be the first to go. These include the home of an 85-year-old widow who lost her previous home to the Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria in 1983.’ In response Council called on residents to wait until the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) is out on exhibition ‘in order to make an informed decision on its content’. Council’s director of planning Ray Darney said, ‘We are hoping to get Council goahead for the draft CZMP to go out on public exhibition in August.

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Mr Darney said the draft CZMP takes into account the natural environment, cultural heritage, landscapes and amenity, land use and social characteristics, economic characteristics, recreation and tourism and provides an emergency action plan. Following the exhibition period, the submissions will be collated and presented back to Council for preparation for the final draft. If there are any significant changes as a result of

evant state and federal policy and legislation and any other advice given by relevant government departments. Mr Darney also responded to my series of questions based on BPA’s claims: ‘Houses will be required to demolish their homes, at their own expense, if the sea comes to within 20 metres of their property.’ True or false? Mr Darney: ‘Since 1988 houses built or altered within some areas of the Byron Shire

THE COST OF DISASTER: According to Byron Shire Council’s director of asset management services Phil Holloway, natural disaster funding claims from the May storm event will tally about $5 million. ‘We are currently preparing a $3.8 million funding claim for damage to Council roads and another $1.2 million to fund beach access restoration and cleanup of debris. ‘We’ve tagged all the work sites and it’s very clear we are going to be kept flat out repairing the damage over the coming months.’ public consultation, the draft may then go back out on public display. The draft CZMP plan will then be submitted to the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment for review and approval. ‘At present, management of the coastal zone is primarily a responsibility of local councils,’ Mr Darney said. ‘Until the government adopts an alternative method to manage the coastline then we are guided by the NSW Coastline Management Manual, rel-

coastline have had an approval condition requiring relocation or demolition of the building when the erosion escarpment comes within 20 or 50 metres. ‘Section 149 Certificates, that is zoning certificates, inform prospective buyers of the restrictions and conditions. They purchase and build with knowledge of the risk and information regarding the coastal hazard has been noted on certificates from 1988.’ BPA: ‘Not only that but they will be prevented from taking any action to protect their

houses from the sea. There will be no compulsory acquisition or any other form of compensation.’ True or false? Mr Darney: ‘The issue of voluntary acquisition will be considered within the draft CZMP and is a matter for future examination.’ BPA: ‘Council has already had surveyors out to check which houses will be the first to go.’ True or false? Mr Darney: ‘The coastal escarpment has been re-surveyed after the recent erosion event as it regularly has been in the past.’ In addition, I asked if Council could point to which pages of relevant documents, eg Part J of the DCP, in which the term ‘planned retreat’ is used. Mr Darney: ‘“Planned Retreat” is a generic term for a strategic landuse management regime. It is not a term used in the current planning instruments but, for example, it is used in standing resolutions of Byron Shire Council.’ Absence of the term in documents even intrigued the mind of Justice Biscoe in a recent Land & Environment Court case: ‘For example, is it in the LEP? Is it just in a council resolution? Are they all expressed in the same way? Does it allow for these walls and so on to be built? At the moment I am unclear as to precisely what this policy is or what its status is in terms of planning instruments.’


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Shots ring out in economy wars ne of the great divides of the John Howard years was the so-called history wars – the dispute over Volume 24 #09 August 4, 2009 the way Australia was settled, and whether the oppression of the indigenous people amounted to attempted genoAs you would expect, much debate has ensued in the media cide, or could be dismissed as on ‘A Healthier Future For All Australians’, the final report of the a blemish, in Howard’s own National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission, downloadwords. able from Expect much more debate to The two versions became come, some of it political waffle, some valuable opinions from known respectively as the eminent healthcare professionals – reform of the health system Black Armband and White faces many urgent needs and demands and there are many ways Blindfold views, and the tenforward to consider. sion between them has never The report rightly places high value on prevention. Part of the been resolved. However a lot problem with the growing cost of healthcare is that so many of the heat went out of the people get needlessly sick in the first place. The Commission conflict with the defeat of the wants to ‘embed prevention and early intervention into every Howard government and Kevaspect of our health system and our lives. [The key] to this is the in Rudd’s subsequent apology establishment of an independent National Health Promotion and to the stolen generations, and Prevention Agency.’ Education at a community level is essential to it was generally thought that a promote a sustainable healthy lifestyle or, at least for a start, the more or less permanent truce value of good food rather than a diet of white bread and Coke. had been declared. The Commission recommends a number of priorities, the Now, however, the battle has highest being indigenous healthcare with the training of an been rejoined on a different indigenous health workforce. The second priority is improved front. This time it is not a decare for people with a serious mental illness via a 24/7 ‘rapid bate about the grand narrative response outreach team’ which can provide intensive commuof settlement, but a squabble nity treatment and support as an alternative to hospital-based over who and what caused the treatment. That would surely help current outreach workers on global financial crisis, how bad the north coast and take some burden off the cops who often it is and how much worse it’s find themselves used as impromptu nurses and chauffeurs rather going to get. than officers of the law. Our great essayist Kevin Under the third priority, under-served remote and rural Rudd insists that it was the communities would be given ‘top-up’ funding to an equivalent dastardly neo-liberals, among amount of funding on a per capita basis as communities with whom he includes Howard better access to medical, pharmaceutical and other primary and his colleagues, whose reckhealth care services. There would also be increased funding for less greed brought the system patient travel and accommodation, something patients in this down: he, as a true economic region who have had to travel for elective surgery or cancer care conservative, took prompt and would heartily endorse. decisive action along strictly A ‘Denticare’ service is fourth in the priority list and could prove orthodox Keynesian lines, and to be a highly significant initiative if implemented. Bad teeth are as a result Australia is better off the cause of much misery, physical and mental, and there is good than any comparable country cause for a national system which assists the poor to get timely – although there is still pain dental work. to come. As to the takeover of the state health systems by the federal Malcolm Turnbull, backed government: ‘How many bureaucrats does it take to screw up a up by Tony Abbott and (at a health system?’ is the current joke question without a discernible discrete distance) Peter Costelanswer. Many of us would be sceptical of the need for a new bu- lo, insist that this is nonsense: reaucracy but glad to have at least some parts of health system Rudd is no conservative but a out of state government hands. In any case a takeover is not power-crazed socialist spendlikely to proceed quickly. The feds could cherry-pick for a partial thrift who has mishandled evtakeover, leaving in place the various programs which really work erything. The reason Australia from each state; this will require long negotiation. is looking pretty good is a leg-


Good healthcare

Meanwhile hospital staff under the employ of the North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS) wait for the axe to fall as their case comes to the next hearing of the Industrial Relations Commission on August 20. The problem for NCAHS staff is that their chief executive acts on the bidding of Macquarie Street and, as we have seen in other matters such as planning panels and car rallies, Macquarie Street doesn’t necessarily have the interests of north coast residents at heart. Would it be any different under a federal health system? – Michael McDonald, editor

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acy of last government, which far from being a pack of rabid free-marketeers, in fact put a sensible regulatory framework in place and thus protected us from the excesses of places like America. And in any case, this crisis was never as bad as Rudd paints it: the recession of the 90s was far worse. Rudd has over-reacted and now we will all pay the price. It has the makings of a good

mining boom to fund across the board tax cuts and the conservative approach of investing them in savings or infrastructure preferring to spend them on carefully targeted welfare payments. A genuine neo-liberal, Des Moore of the Institute of Private Enterprise, was moved to comment: ‘It is absurd to have 2.7 million, or 20 percent of the working population, receiving

Howard’s welfare profligacy was such that Treasury now estimates that the economy had actually gone into structural deficit at the end of 2007… by Mungo MacCallum argument, but it also has its weaknesses. Sure the statistics of the 90s look very bad compared with the present lot: unemployment hit 10 percent and stayed there for nearly two years, while this time around it is expected to peak at 8.5 or less. But Rudd would argue that is simply because both the Reserve Bank and the Treasury were too slow to act in the 90s. It is the immediate stimulatory blitz that saved us this time. As for Howard being the true conservative – well, that’s not even how he described himself. He always said he was a social conservative but an economic liberal. But in practice he was more of an opportunist. WorkChoices was indeed a liberal, even neo-liberal policy, but a ruthless vendetta against organised labour hardly an economic philosophy; in Howard’s case it was little more than a personal obsession. On the wider economic front Howard rejected both the liberal approach of using the windfall surpluses of the

income support compared with only 15 percent at the end of the 1980s and 4 percent in 1969. Social assistance benefits now contribute 14.3 percent of gross household disposable income. This compares with just 8 percent under Whitlam.’ Howard nearly twice as bad as Whitlam! That must have hurt. In fact, Howard’s welfare profligacy was such that Treasury now estimates that the economy had actually gone into structural deficit at the end of 2007, with the boom still going full blast. So the idea of Howard as the cautious, provident manager does not stand up. But that does not negate the question about whether Rudd has been too extravagant, running up too much debt too fast. There is no doubt that the spending packages have reduced unemployment, but it has not been cheap. A couple of months ago the opposition used Treasury figures to claim that every job saved

Staff Conflict

istory was also on display at the Labor Party’s national conference, and by all reports it was about the only thing that was. Here was much reminiscing about the bad old days of opposition and how good it was to be in government, and a wave of nostalgia as Bob Hawke took the stage to receive his well-merited life membership badge. But the media were universally disappointed. It wasn’t, they complained unceasingly, like the grand old conferences of yesteryear. Well no, it wasn’t: these things change and evolve. The problem was that many of the commentators obviously don’t. They came to Darling Harbour like police roundsmen converging on a crime scene, demanding sex and violence, blood and guts. ‘Bring back the biff!’ they chorused as most of the disputes were settled in a more or less civilised fashion behind closed doors and everything on the conference floor was sweetness and light. Such was the lack of aggro that the debate on gay marriage, a fringe issue that was already locked up anyway, became the epicentre of hostilities. The fact is that conference has reformed. It is now more an excuse for a tribal gathering than a forum for serious policy formulation. That still goes on, but in smaller and more manageable conclaves, such as the kitchen of The Lodge. These days the best place to find a political stoush is in the opposition party rooms. And come to think about it, it was ever thus. Government is a great pacifier.


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Call to protect the Belongil Spit I take exception to several statements by Mayor Barham in relation to Belongil erosion and the rock structure, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;headlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, at the end of Jonson Street during an interview with Mayor Barham on the ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Interest on July 24 and additionally in statements Cr Barham made during a council meeting on Thursday June 18 (that many Belongil residents attended). Mayor Barham referred to an upstream erosion effect caused by the Jonson Street rock protection works and groyne affecting the beach for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;only a couple of hundred metres or so from the structureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. This statement is an absolute untruth and I have reminded councillors about this fact but it seems no-one is listening. The statement which refers to a short impact of 200 metres from the Jonson Street rock wall and groyne structure was removed from the draft coast-

line management plan by the coastline management committee in February 2009. The reason it was removed is that the structure at Jonson Street is considered by coastal engineers as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;headlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, not a wall. Council is treading on very shaky ground with the issue of coastal retreat applying to Belongil, not only on the specific technical issue as set out above, but on the issue of exposing low lying areas of Byron Bay to unprecedented flooding if the Belongil Spit is allowed to deteriorate further. As a navigator I have navigated many coastlines and oceans and river systems around the world for the past 30 years and I understand tides and the sea. As well I live on a property on the Belongil Creek and have intimate knowledge of its tidal and flooding scenarios. I can assure readers without any doubt that if the Belongil Spit is lost or seriously breached

low lying areas of Byron Bay will experience unprecedented flooding during severe weather conditions. Properly engineered and planned coastal protection works must be undertaken to protect the dunes from the Johnson Street rock headland structure to a point past the last property on Belongil to ensure the Belongil Spit is not lost and to properly provide a year round beach. This is imperative, the consequences of the Belongil Spit being compromised further are not something any property owner in Byron Bay would want to even contemplate.

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would mistakenly provide that hope where the lot layout does not warrant it: OSM design to Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guidelines is not achievable within the boundaries proposed. The proposal claims proudly that each lot is capable of receiving â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tertiary treated and disinfected reclaimed waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;as a minimum, a NSW Health approved AWTS (or equivalent system), a disinfection system (ideally UV, chlorine or both), reclaimed water storage tank and reclaimed water irrigation fieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. This sounds great on paper but it puts an obligation on prospective owners to go â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;high-techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; when they eventually apply for their OSMS. Not a good starting point, hey?

Good subdivision does not encumber future owners with high-tech obligations. Council is known to allow such solutions where an existing lot is substandard on issues like lot size, proximity to watercourses, poor soils, etc. To lumber â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;innocentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new owners with such headaches now is folly. Staff should recommend against the DA. Councillors should consider asking the developer to reduce their greed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; oops, I mean their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;returnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on the matter.


The onsite sewage design in the Regenesis DA10.2009.220.1 for new residential lots in Main Arm ignores Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current OSM Design Guidelines of 2004. It proposes irrigation areas way too small, based on the whims of a Sydneybased OSM designer. If these lots are approved and sold on, Council will require any subsequent owner to design their OSM system according to the right guidelines. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be another bunfight. The lots are too small. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just another case of a developer maximising its profits. Carving this property up for sale requires hope for the final owners that OSM is achievable on each lot. Approval now

Philip Ewen

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Edited for length â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ed

In recent times there seems to be a great deal of hypocrisy and unfairness shown by leaders of our community to the


Duncan Dey


Historical context Mungo MacCallumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column (July 21) is an accurate account of the conventional wisdom re-

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residents of Belongil. One half of Byron is protected by a massive groyne and rock wall (with plans for it to be made â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bigger and betterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) while the other is denied the same protection. So Council is prepared to dump more rock in the centre of town in the future while in the recent extreme weather conditions Council sat on their hands as dunes, coffee rock and beach access were washed away. Worse still, they spent large amounts of our money on solicitors and barristers to stop residents protecting their property. No-one knows what mother nature has in store for any of us at any time but, in the meantime, let us treat our fellow residents in Belongil as we treat residents and their businesses in town. We should take care lest our humanity get in the way of ideology and science.


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Problems with big festivals persist for local residents So Splendour In The Grass has given up on getting all it wants from Byron Council and is now confident of getting its way with the state government. Without going too deeply into the ethics of their move to undermine local democracy I would hope now that the people in the north of the shire will be able to fully comprehend what is in store for them if they do not now fight with every fibre of resistance. SPITG (Splendour) have been planning for at least four major festivals a year. Their current festival brings in around 20,000 predominantly young party goers per day over a three day period. On their website they talk of now being able to increase that number if their move to Yelgun proceeds. Let’s say 25,000 or more per day for a minimum of 16 days per year with another 56 days per year of highly concentrated activity and traffic movement either side of each festival. Now here is the choice. You swallow the extra jobs line, the extra income for businesses, but allow for the fact that Brunswick Heads ceases once and for all to be the family holiday place, the families desert and the party goers move in. On top of that you fully acknowledge that hav-

ing the entire population of Byron Shire doubled and concentrated between North Ocean Shores and Brunswick Heads for up to one month of the year in addition to the Christmas holiday period might be going to cost our existing infrastructure and tax our local budget by at least an additional 10%. You also fully accept without complaint that your local beach, possibly your front yard and possibly the house next door will become a venue for drunkenness for up to one month of the year. You appreciate too that driving in the northern part of the shire you will run the risk of being collected by a drunken driver (taking into account the age of the driver and proven statistics) by an increase of possibly 300%. You acknowledge that the chance of the Billinudgel nature reserve being burned out will also rise by about 300%. Not worth it? Then now is the time to email the NSW Planning Minister, Kristina Kenneally at heffron@parliament., our local MP, Justine Elliot at Justine.Elliot.MP@ You can also leave a message for the band Powderfinger, who are major stakeholders in the development and ask them to withdraw support for the development on their website at

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Bush Senior and Clinton. Nor would there be space to mention the aborted UNOCAL pipeline deals with the Taliban in the mid 90s or the plans to invade Afghanistan that were drawn up well before 9/11. And of course, the significant political influence of big oil, big money, private military corporations and the weapons industry is way beyond the scope of palatable commentary. Unfortunately, without such details the public is never going to understand the underlying reasons for our involvement in America’s wars. And if we don’t understand the problem, we can’t solve it.

I thought Paul Brecht (Letters, July 28) was too smart to get surprised or disappointed by Peter Garrett. I tried to like Midnight Oil myself but couldn’t do it. A Sydney Morning Herald review summed it up describing their work as ‘sloganistic trash’. The best I heard them sound was on a live TV broadcast in Brazil. I guess a Brazilian sound engineer didn’t recognise Garrett as a hero, couldn’t understand what he was on about, noticed that he sounded pretty bad and so virtually removed his voice from the mix – which is more or less how the Labor Party have managed him. Since then I’ve wondered John Scrivener if Midnight Oil would have Main Arm worked better by taking away

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or their facebook page after becoming a fan. We have never tried to stop SPITG having a festival in Byron, we have only ever asked for reason and so has Byron Council in its draft Events Policy when wishing to restrict the number of large festivals in the shire to just two a year. Mac Nicolson

Ocean Shores ■

Edited for length – Ed

■ The day after Splendour I received an email copy of a letter by Russell Eldridge (Ocean Shores, former editor of The Northern Star) to Justine Elliot MP, pleading the case against a permanent mega-festival site at Yelgun. I agree with Russell, but disagree with his statement that, ‘Most opponents of the move to Yelgun believe that rock concerts such as Splendour have their place. But they should be close to Byron Bay, where there is more transport, medical facilities and other infrastructure.” I am a Sunrise resident, ‘close to Byron Bay’. Saturday night the noise level outside our homes peaked regularly at 72db SPL (four times the maximum energy level Splendour agreed to) as measured by professional field recording equip-

Pete’s mic and putting him in a go-go dancing cage – which is also a bit like what the Labor Party have done. Pete won’t surprise us if we recognise that he’s always been motivated by the power rather than the passion. The way he’s changed sides is a bit like the way a footballers change codes or the way Malcolm Turnbull has changed parties and religions. IQ aside, Turnbull and Garrett have much in common (eg Gunns pulp mill). It is evidence of a super thick skin, head or both, that Garrett hasn’t embarrassed himself into retirement already. Speaking of IQ and embarrassment: Mal Meninga, who entered politics in similar style, managed to understand that

ment, mostly in the infrasonic range undetected by the usual sound measuring machines. This rattles pictures and china, and went on until 2am Sunday morning. Sunrise Beach has been barricaded and fenced for ten days. So much broken glass remains on the bicycle tracks that they are unsafe. Saturday Ewingsdale Road was clogged, even to emergency vehicles. Roving mobs of drunken punters terrorised the neighbourhood, but the police were concerned with writing as many parking tickets as possible. Splendour does not belong ‘close to Byron Bay’ or any other residential area. Splendour, like Burning Man in the US, belongs in a deserted hinterland. Charles Sawyer

Byron Bay ■ While

everyone has been focused on the Splendour site at Yelgun the Blues Festival have been pushing through a DA for the equally inappropriate siting of their festivals at Tyagarah. There has been much speculation about the reasons for lack of coverage by the local press. This Wednesday August 5, 10.30am, Council will consider a DA for an annual festival with 20,000 people on the Tyagarah

he couldn’t cut it and make an early exit, retaining way more of his dignity than Pete Garrett can now hope to. Alistair Bell

Byron Bay

We were wrong In my military days it was suggested that it was good practice to ‘never apologise, never explain’. So I will now proceed to do both. As Mr Rene Thalmann helpfully points out (Letters, July 28), I did predict that Council was unlikely to sustain significant financial loss from their purchase of CDO investment products – I was wrong. My opinion was based on the then advice of Council’s financial staff (and consultants)

swamps, adjacent to the nature reserve. Local residents are seriously worried about being effectively excluded from living peacefully in their homes for five days as they put up with noise and illegal campers and also with the challenge of getting to and from their homes through the traffic. Discussions with police have revealed concern at the prospect of 15,000 partygoers leaving the site at midnight to drive to places of accommodation throughout the shire. Given the nature of these festivals it doesn’t take much insight to imagine the state of many of these drivers. Mullum residents are also worried as Mullumbimby will be the closest place to shop without paying inflated festival prices, and locals are likely to find it hard to access the highway as festers use Gulgan Road to try and avoid the inevitable traffic jams at the site. With the virtual shutdown of any other tourism other than the festival, Brunswick Heads businesses should also be worried. Byron gets virtually locked down for multipule days at a time during both Splendour and Blues Fest. Do we want Mullum and Bruns to be similar no-go areas to locals? Tyagarah Beach is also threatened. The DA has failed who no doubt felt that this was the most accurate assessment at that time – they were wrong – as was the majority of the investment world. As for the vindication of Ephraim Sella (the Burringbar Banker) et al, their prediction that money would be lost (at that stage, only the interest component) was unfortunately only partially correct. However, as I recall, their main point was that the elected council should have somehow prevented the investments in the first place. This would have been a feat to rival the loaves and fishes considering that these were ‘AAA’ and ‘AA’ rated products (as mandated by the state government), almost the entire global financial system

to show how it will be protected from festival goers, while retaining access to locals and other tourists. On one of the maps it shows access restricted, but in another part the DA talks about festival goers having access. As everyone knows Easter is a common time of the year for floods, and the festival hasn’t convinced many people that they can adequately evacuate 20,000 drunk and stoned partyers in the event of a flood. Grays Lane has flooded several of the recent Easters and it is not clear how locals will be able to get home if they are unable to drive up Grays Lane and unable to park at the interchange. Anyone who has an issue with this is encouraged to call their councillors, and to turn up on Wednesday and let Council know how big a concern they have. John Bailey

Chairman Byron Ratepayers Association Edited for length and legal reasons. Letters on this topic also received from Charlie Donaldson, Ocean Shores, Gwen Gould, Tyagarah, Chris Coady, Yelgun, Kathy Norley, South Golden Beach – Ed

didn’t see the ‘meltdown’ coming and councillors have absolutely no power to choose individual investments anyway. I hope ths clears up some of the background for those paying attention. I suspect Mr Thalmann will persist with his own very individual view of the world. (As endorsed by his Byron United beatification – prior to him sinking his team at the last election.) Cr Tom Tabart

Brunswick Heads

Unsustainable? Well, I thought the advert in last week’s Echo about becoming a household sustainability assessor sounded promising. Especially the opportunity to earn $5,000 per week.


Don’t become a victim of drink spiking Sadly I was a victim of drink spiking at this year’s Splendour Festival. It was shocking and scary and the ugly side of going out these days, a side I had never expected to see first hand. I’d arrived by myself with the intention of hooking up with friends I knew to be inside. I’d sent out some texts and was waiting to hear back. I’d only been there an hour or so, it was not dark yet. He was a friendly chap, we chatted for about half an hour before I mentioned I needed to go get a drink. ‘Did I want some of his water...’ Sure. Thanks. There were no alarm bells, nothing to suggest he was anything but genuine.

What happened next was possibly the single most terrifying thing that has ever happened to me. Within 15 minutes I became confused, disorientated, unable to walk or talk, I knew something was very wrong. My new ‘friend’ suggested I lay down at his campsite outside for a while, he would help me there. It seemed like the only option at the time, I could not comprehend things, see straight or go anywhere by myself. He helped me through the crowd. Luckily, even in my confused state I knew I had no reason to trust this person and felt sus-

picious. Stumbling on, I tried to think of options. I don’t remember how, but I broke away and lurched into a market stall we happened to be passing. I had no idea where I was. The stall holders were kind and recognised that I had been drugged and helped me. They got me to the First Aid tent where I stayed all night. Whatever was in my system left me sedated and unable to move or function for hours, although I was awake. What would this man have done to me had I gone to his ‘campsite’? Raped and robbed me? More than likely. He could have done anything he want-

ed. I couldn’t scream or fight back. We love our festivals, we go to have fun, listen to music, possibly discover something new, meet interesting people. Into the mix come predators too. They think nothing of taking your choices away and taking advantage. It is premeditated and evil and the people perpetrating these crimes could be anyone, any face in the crowd. I am lucky that my outcome was the best possible, although I am still left with a terrifying experience. Others may not be so lucky. I urge everyone, particularly women of any age, to be careful, do not accept any-

Unfortunately those responsible have used hype and not substance to motivate. The reality is that the course to be trained to be an assessor costs $1,500. Then you only get paid $140 per assessment. This is of course only if you are registered (which has another fee) and only if the government department gives you work to do the assessments. Not to mention that you have to travel to a capital city locale for the training and to Sydney for the assessment as neither training nor assessment for registration is offered via distance training or online. So, spend a bunch of time and money and afterwards maybe you will make some back. Sounds more like starting your own business, although I didn’t know that the government is a franchiser. So does this mean that soon you will need to purchase a licence to be on the dole?

animals, birds and habitat are decimated there is no return. It is strange that the very thing that attracts people to areas is what is destroyed by greed and inappropriate development. If you find somewhere special, don’t tell anyone.

Letters acknowledged from Kol Dimond, Main Arm, Bradley Pike, Main Arm, Catherine Richards, Rosebank, Jack Gough, Myocum, Norman Pinto, Kettering TAS,

Rene Thalmann, Noosa, Suzie Deyris, Byron Bay, Paul Brecht, Mullumbimby, Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby, Dorothy Adair, Dolphin Point, Vicky Les, Mullumbimby.

least reporting the incident will allow the crime to be logged and recorded, and in the future, other steps may be taken to bring these predators to justice. In the meantime, don’t trust strangers who approach you, enjoy yourself in a careful and thoughtful way. Carolyn Sandgren

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Boofheads again Second time. Why aren’t we surprised? On Sunday night again, July 26, some poor ‘bored’ idiots removed a fence panel from the Federation Bridge in Mullumbimby and threw it into the river. Where are the heavy steel ankle chains and the concrete shoes when we need them? The only problem is the idiots’ remains would pollute the water. Time for security cameras in Mullumbimby? Terry Newling

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Byron Bay ner’s letter of July 28, in which he offered his well-considered argument that should CounRevheads Honda has pulled funding from cil provide more dog-friendly Formula One on the grounds areas, the sensitive wildlife that they want to spend more would feel less pressure from of their budget on carbon re- nice families with dogs. Should duction initiatives. BMW have Mr Milner decide to approach done the same. Council on this issue, I’m sure What is the good old NSW he would find much support government doing? Spend- from us in the dog-loving coming our good money promot- munity. However, this arguing some random car rally in ment does not justify posing the backwoods. God help us. a threat to native fauna. It is When can we just do away with equivalent to saying that due state governments altogether? to the housing shortage in the David Hancock Shire, it is OK for nice famiSuffolk Park lies to set up tent on our lawns. No matter how much we commiserate, who would agree, I Don’t tell anyone As Australia is one of the worst wonder? animal and habitat destroyers Besides the fact that it is il(what a great claim to fame), legal to walk domesticated anidoes it surprise anyone that mals in the reserve, the emothings like the North Byron tional banter is put to rest when Parklands proposal and the we consider things from the car rally are allowed to be even echidna’s perspective – echidcountenanced in environmen- nas don’t know well-trained tally sensitive areas – let alone dogs from feral, don’t know further development in and whether this ‘gigantic’ animal around Byron Bay with little or will devour or simply have a no infrastructure improvements look. To the echidna, fear is not or caring why people want to a function of paranoia but of being small and vulnerable. live here in the first place? Development is not the Teeya Blatt answer to anything and once Brunswick Heads

thing from a stranger. In pubs, clubs, festivals or wherever, be vigilant, don’t let your guard down. Never assume a new friend can be trusted or has your best interests at heart. I have reported the incident to the police, I hope others who fall victim to this type of crime do too. It is highly unlikely that this guy will be caught, but at

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Local young dancers excel in a variety of genres From July 4 to 5 over 50 students between the ages of 6 to 18 at House Of Dance sat for their Australian Teachers of Dancing yearly examinations. Artistsic Director Cassandra House and her trained staff offer students at HOD the opportunity to sit exams in the genres of Tap, Jazz, National character and Classical Ballet. ‘It is important to understand that even though the education of technique through exam syllabus lessons is essential for all aspects of a student’s dance im-

provement and development, it is not compulsory for students to sit for their exams at HOD but the opportunity is there,’ according to Cassandra House. ‘It is however warmly recommended as the benefits of receiving a certificate and feedback on each student’s progress is very encouraging to students, parents and teachers and aids in their overall dance education. ‘HOD offers technique les- tained at the highest Australia ing is Australia’s leading organ- tributor to the dance industry sons to every student to ensure wide standard. isation and is highly reputable for many years. Its is an “organtheir dance education is main‘Australian Teachers of Danc- and has been a significant con- isation with the sole purpose of Advertisement


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providing an exciting, vibrant, professional and educational for dance studios throughout Australia and abroad”. ‘ATOD are leaders in the field of dance education, and are both nationally and internationally recognised as leaders in dance syllabi they are committed to delivering high quality products and support to its members by delivering dynamic, innovative and engaging syllabi, underpinned by best practice teaching standards and an examination process of the highest integrity. It provides its members and their students the opportunity to achieve their full artistic potential, through a nurturing and supportive learning environment. ‘House Of Dance is a contributing member of ATOD and very proudly teaches its syllabus to students to students of all ages. The studio has a 100% pass rate and has always received outstanding results, but this year in particular results have been exceptional. ‘Many students received Highly Commended Plus, Honours and Honours Plus which indicate that they have scored in the 90th, 95th and 100 percentiles, indicating impeccable technique and a very high mark. ‘I am very proud of the students at House Of Dance who sat for their examinations. ‘They have all shown some very impressive work this year so far and their passion and dedication to dance is very commendable.’


The recent Brunswick Heads Kites and Bikes Festival was also an opportunity to raise funds for Our Kids. Our Kids raises funds to purchase equipment for the local hospitals to help keep our children local. Rebekka Battista, fundraising coordinator for Our Kids, organised the purchase of two resuscitation trolleys for the Byron and Mullumbimby hospitals from their donation. ‘It was a wonderful weekend and to raise funds for the hospitals was a great effort,’ Rebekka said. ‘Our Kids thought it was very appropriate to buy equipment for the hospitals where the festival took place.’ Festival organiser Kim Rosen said, ‘The Festival was really focused on families, which is why we chose to support Our Kids.’ The two resuscitation units have just been delivered to the two hospitals, which will help the nursing staff care for the increasing number of children and adults who use the services.


Fluoridation and freedom of choice Water fluoridation is back on the agenda after renewed lobbying by the NSW Department of Health. After Ballina Council recently changed its mind in favour of it, pressure is now mounting for Byron Shire Council to support fluoridation so that one dosing facility can be installed for the entire regional water supply. Advocates of water fluoridation argue it’s a safe, effective and socially equitable public health measure, while opponents maintain it’s an outdated dogma and an infringement of basic rights. Even if fluoride does protect teeth from decay, it doesn’t necessarily follow we should support water fluoridation. Scientific literature reveals the jury is out about the mechanism of fluoride action on teeth. Dental professionals recently compared topical and systemic fluoride action and concluded it’s the topical application of fluoride in toothpaste and mouth wash products that is most beneficial. The authors also point out the research underpinning the idea of fluoridated water is based on studies from the 1940s that have not been verified since. NSW Health also recognises the effectiveness of topical fluoride and states, ‘Toothpaste containing 400 parts per million fluoride ion is effective as a caries preventative agent.’

Gaps in the data A comprehensive review of scientific literature by the National Academies of Science in 2006 found many gaps in the data about the long-term health risks associated with exposure to systemically ingested fluoride. The authors found evidence for levels of fluoride exposure from drinking water with increases in tooth enamel fluorosis and called for more research on potential links with skeletal fluorosis, bone fractures, bone cancer, joint pain, thyroid damage, mental and physiological changes and dementia.

Whatever your beliefs about the risks of fluoride, or its effectiveness, the addition of a medicinal substance to the drinking water supply is fundamentally an ethical issue. As individuals we have a right to reject an uncontrollable dose of a compulsory medication in our water supply. It’s expensive to avoid and is harmful to some people. Our elected representatives have a duty to protect our basic rights. Since the introduction of the NSW Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act in 1957, fluoride has become abundantly available in toothpaste and mouthwash products, yet the policy of water fluoridation has not been revisited by Parliament in over 50 years. Continuing to push councils into water fluoridation when there is now an effective and affordable source for those who choose it, is not socially equitable and infringes on individual rights. Fluoridation advocates deflect the ethical dimension of this debate with quasi-scientific arguments about whether fluoride is in fact a ‘medicine’ or an ‘essential nutrient’. But surely, by claiming fluoride prevents dental caries, regulators are

things won’t go wrong. Overdosing happens and recently occurred in Queensland where 4,000 people were affected when their water was overdosed with 30 mg/L, rather than the 1.5mg/lL maximum permitted. Three safeguard systems failed, allowing the overdose to occur. Acute fluoride poisoning has also occurred in other countries when dosing went wrong and led to fatalities among people on kidney dialysis. According to the NSW Code of Practice for the Fluoridation of Drinking Water Supplies the purity of fluoride chemicals added to drinking water varies and impurities such as heavy metals, including lead, can be present. Knowingly adding dangerous contaminants to our water supply, even if levels comply with guidelines, is unconscionable. The community is entitled to suggesting it’s a therapeutic a supply of clean, uncontaminated water and to be allowed and medicinal substance. Fluoridation advocates pro- the right to chose when to take pose a false ‘choice’ when they medication. say if you want to avoid fluoride you can invest in expen- ■ Jo Immig is a scientist and sive water filtration to remove coordinator of the National it, or buy bottled water. This Toxics Network ( cost imposition disadvantages au/index.php), a not-for-profit people in the community who group working to secure our need to avoid fluoridated wa- toxic free future. She is also a ter like parents with bottle-fed resident in the Shire. babies, kidney patients and businesses that rely on a clean References: water supply, such as certified Systemic versus Topical organic producers. Fluoride, Caries Research, 2004;

Community pays It’s the community who pays for the fluoride dosing facility and the ongoing costs associated with it. What is the justification for funding the fluoridation of the entire water supply when perhaps less than one per cent of that water ever gets drunk? It’s a waste of taxpayers’ money. With a significant number of people in this Shire not even connected to the mains water supply, the money would be better spent providing access to dentistry and educating people about effective oral hygiene. Once water fluoridation begins there are no guarantees

38: 258-262 Fluoride Supplements, NSW Health, Document No. GL2005007, 25 January 2005 Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards, National Academies of Science, 2006 Acute Fluoride Poisoning from a Public Water System, The New England Journal of Medicine 1994, Vol. 330

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‘Binge smokers’ face high cancer risk The Cancer Institute NSW, is warning that part-time or ‘binge smokers’ are as at much risk of cancer and other smoking related diseases as regular smokers. New research by the Cancer Institute has found more than six in ten smokers aged 18 to 24 admit to ‘binge’ smoking as well as 56 per cent of smokers aged 18-39. ‘Unfortunately, many people who smoke once a week or only in social situations don’t realise that their risk of cancer is as high as a regular smoker,’ said Anita Dessaix, Manager

Cancer Prevention. ‘International research also demonstrates evidence that smoking and drinking alcohol together significantly multiplies the overall risk of cancer, especially in cancers of the head, neck and oesophagus. ‘As quantities of smoking and alcohol consumption increase, the cancer risk also increases. Smoking and drinking heavily increases the risk of laryngeal and pharyngeal cancers by about 35-fold and the risk of oesophageal cancer is about 13 times higher.”

‘It seems that some smokers, especially young women, may be careful not to smoke during the week, but are overdosing on nicotine with upwards of a packet of cigarettes on the weekend. The message to part time smokers is that while there’s a high risk of cancer and other diseases caused by smoking, there are also immediate and long-term health benefits in stopping smoking for good.’ Smokers should talk to their doctor or pharmacist about stopping smoking today, or call the Quitline on 13 QUIT.


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The Mullumbimby High School library was all a-buzz recently and it had nothing to do with the riveting reading. Nineteen students from years 9–12 got all excited about foundation and mascara in preparation for their graduation from the Beauty Therapy Training Australia’s Make-up Application and Design course. Course organiser Kim Mitchell was prompted by a few of the girls to find out about the course. ‘Some of the girls asked if they could do the course in beauty therapy they had heard about information from the careers officer Troy Williams at Mullumbimby High,’ said Kim. ‘We were lucky to have Angie and Julie from Beauty Therapy Training Australia let the girls do the Certificate II in Applying Make-up and Design here at the school.’ The course was held over 11 weeks, the girls were tutored for two hours a week and in the last week they completed a one and a half day intensive. At least five girls are hoping to pursue this as a career and on the day Tulla Carson was awarded most improved and Melati De Jong won an award for great design work. Teacher for the course Julie Hilsum was very impressed by

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The Mullum High make-up course models, seated, ‘feel pretty, oh so pretty’ with their new looks created under the guidance of Beauty Therapy Training Australia’s Angie Smith and Julie Hilsum, standing centre, who are flanked by the make-up course graduates.

the girls’ work. ‘The girls started out 11 weeks ago,’ said Julie. ‘I can honestly say, that by graduation, I was thrilled with their imagination and application. Their technique was superb and they were all very eager. They have improved immensely and I would highly recommend that a couple of the girls pursue make-up as a career.’ On graduation day, the girls

worked for six hours to design and create the final product which produced a high quality result. Beauty Therapy Training Australia’s principal spent time with the girls assessing the result and was pleased with the work. ‘They all learned a lot,’ said Kim. ‘It was a great journey giving them all insight into career paths and Beauty Therapy

Training Australia is offering more short course through school in eyelash and eyebrow tinting, nail techniques, body washing and a whole lot more. It’s a great opportunity for the girls, we really appreciate it.’ If you would like more information about Beauty Therapy Training Australia’s courses, visit their website at

A cappella choirs sing out to fundraise

Byron ensemble The Jazz Drops will sing at the LEAF fundraising concert.

Saturday August 8 will see the return of what is now becoming an annual Byron Shire event – the A Cappella For Africa concert. The concert will be a fundraiser for local charity African LEAF, which supports orphaned and other vulnerable children in Kenya. This year’s show will be at a different venue, the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, and features three of the region’s top a cappella groups: the highly entertaining all male Tweedbased choir, Men Wot Sing; award-winning all female choir, Headliners, and local Byron ensemble The Jazz Drops, who sing a mix of humorous original

songs and familiar standards in beautiful eight part harmonies. This promises to be a great, fun night of musical entertainment and it’s for a good cause – helping to Love, Educate, Acknowledge & Feed Remove lids, caps, corks and tops Don’t break glass Rinse and clean all bottles and cans

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Why should electricity providers have power to burn? time east of the Great Dividing Range, there is also the potential for more use of biomass for energy production from the by-products of our rich agricultural industries. The Environmental Defenders Office last week lodged with the Australian Energy Regulator, on behalf of a community group based in the Dumaresq Valley west of Tenterfield, the first ever challenge on behalf of a community group to a companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compliance with the regulatory test under the National Electricity Rules. In nature conservation, coastal planning and organic farming, in the past this region has been at the forefront of innovation. Although reliable data are hard to get, we also appear to have made a small contribution in the energy field with a relatively high uptake of solar power and hot water systems. But there is much more to do. We have yet to take up the challenge of how we can collectively increase our regional energy self-sufficiency. The EDO and other organisations will host an energy futures forum in the not too distant future to discuss this issue in more detail.

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Energy is a hot topic. Use less. Use it smarter. Grow your own. All to stave off a looming climate catastrophe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and hopefully save some money in the process. Yet the Northern Rivers is planned to be the beneficiary of two new electricity transmission lines, together costing $227 million. They would carry mostly coal-fired power from the national grid through the interstate interconnector west of Tenterfield down to Lismore to service the north coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increasing population and energy usage. TransGrid is the governmentowned monopoly builder and manager of transmission lines in NSW. It warns that within the next decade this region could suffer major power outages during the winter evening and summer afternoon peaks if one of the main transmission lines delivering power from the Hunter Valley power stations breaks down. Since the end of 2007, transmission lines, like other major infrastructure projects with government backing, do not have to go through the formal environmental planning process that has been in place in NSW since 1979. No environmental assessment is

required, nor does the public have any right to be consulted, unless TransGrid has to negotiate with you to put its lines through your property. All the company has to do is to satisfy the market-driven National Electricity Rules and the project is done and dusted. All so we can enjoy our electric heaters on winter evenings, air conditioners on summer afternoons, and plasma televisions all year round, without interruption. There are three big problems with this proposal. The first is that TransGrid appears to over-

estimate future energy demand in this region. Peak and overall demand has been leveling off in recent years. This trend can be expected to continue with greater state and federal government efforts to tackle climate change, as half-hearted as they presently may be. The second is that, in this market economy, the left hand makes more money if it does not talk to the right hand. TransGrid wants to spend hundreds of millions of public money bringing electricity down from Queensland on the grid while Metgasco awaits ap-

proval to build a gas pipeline up from Casino through the Border Ranges to Ipswich to fuel a new power station there. The third problem is that TransGrid appears to have made little effort to find out what new power generation projects have recently been constructed, are in the pipeline or are possible on the Northern Rivers. Its reports indicate that it is unaware of the new cogeneration plants at the Broadwater and Condong sugar mills, and the proposal, currently before the Department of Planning, for a gas-

Mothers wanted for pregnancy study active during pregnancy including weight management, lower risk of high blood pressure, better physical wellbeing and an increased ability to cope with stress. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My passion is in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health and exercise. There is not a great deal of research about pregnancy and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping this study will lead to the development of pregnancy exercise programs,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she said. Anyone who is interested in taking part in the survey can contact Nellie via email at or on 66203 230.

Survey participant Sally Charters, with her children Eva, 3, and Sian, 1, and Nellie Buckley.

Mothers whose youngest child is aged between 12 and 18 months are being sought for a new research project investigating physical activity during pregnancy. Nellie Buckley, who is completing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Honours degree at Southern Cross University, is looking for mothers to take part in a survey which will look at activity levels before their pregnancy, during the pregnancy and now with a young child.

The survey will be posted out to the participants, who can be located anywhere, and the information provided will be confidential and anonymous. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m investigating how pregnancy changes the physical activity levels of active women,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nellie said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking for mothers who are not pregnant and whose youngest child is aged between 12 and 18 months. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In 2004 the national guidelines were changed to encourage women to continue on

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Just as his plane was touching down from the US, I shot through a bunch of questions to find out just what makes international comedian Tommy Dean tick. Were you a funny kid? Recent family reunions have suggested I was… but I don’t remember it that way. I remember trying to be serious and people laughing at the way I told the story. Kinda the way it is now… When did you know that you were a comic? What was the turning point that made you go, yep, that’s what I’m doin? I was handed $100 after doing 15 minutes at a fraternity gig. Right then I knew what I was going to do for a while! Who are the comics that most influenced you? Bob Kubota, Randy Kagan, and a variety of other home town comics I grew up with. I also had the good fortune to have as my home club the Tempe Improv. So I was seeing the best club comics week in and week out. A great education. Where do you find inspiration? I believe it finds you. Are you a prolific writer… or do you prefer to hone your material on stage? I suppose I’m asking you about your comic process? Stage. I think comedy is a cross between a blacksmith and a fairy floss maker… both require the high heat and pressure to make things come out the way you wish.

How would you describe yourself on stage? I wouldn’t. I have never seen myself there. But if I was forced to answer… I like to think I am relaxed, honest and focused. Why Australia? It was where the love was. What excites you most about comedy and being a comic? The moment just after the MC says your name… nothing compares to that little metaphysical vortex that you must step through to get to work. Worst ever gig? Cheese throwing college girls who had their karaoke interrupted for a comedy night. While it was horrible I would honestly say I was on their side. The promoter should have sent us comics home. Best ever? Six nights at His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth. Knowing you are walking into that place sold out every night is pretty awesome. Give me a brief run down on one day in the life of Tommy Dean… Feed the kids, wash up after the kids, do the kids’ laundry, lunch for the kids, take the kids to activities, get the kids, dinner for the kids, bath the kids, get the kids to bed… do a gig. Tommy Dean features at the Byron Services Club Pandanus Lounge on Monday at 8pm. Tickets are $15/20 from the club or booked on 6684 3443.


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The Power and the Glory B Boosting out of the deep jungle comes â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CattleRockSpaceJazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wild-men, Glory B. Weaving together delicate pianos with melodic lyrical wit, the music is propelled and interlaced with heavy, intricate, honey-dripping groove. From cowgirl funk to creamy space jazz. From tales of Aussie bushrangers to Shameless Asian Love Songs! Opening the night, is the fantastic Ivy. A deep, dark, dynamic singer

want to help the poorâ&#x20AC;Śoh, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just Mandy Nolan again.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; While other kids enjoyed recess doing laps of the oval, I did laps of the rosary, hoping God would save my selfish soul. My knees were red for a year. Man, they should have had that evil bitch on the street collecting for Greenpeace. Whales would be so wealthy by now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have their own fishing boats and be harpooning Japanese swimmers in revenge. (Of course it would be sustainable and purely for scientific research.) In preparation for a panel Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m chairing at the Writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Festival, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been reading Peter Singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to end World Poverty.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; As fat, sleek, comfortable first worlders, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about our obligation to the poor, those 1.4 billion people living on less than $2 a day. Singer posits that if we can afford to buy something like bottled water, then we can afford to give. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an uncomfortable truth. But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right. We are a nasty bunch of global resource hoarders full of excuses and puff about why we arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t responsible for the fact that thousands of kids starve to death every minute. Occasionally our kids starve too, but mainly from anorexia, a mental disease that makes you think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fat. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine there has ever been a Rwandan anorexic. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think their adolescents have

songwriter, she plays a unique, theatrical, dramatic cabaret style, with her performance varying from soft gentle tones to the wildest expressions of pleasure and pain. Recently releasing her first EP, Ivy is starting to find her following, engaging her audience through her heartfelt, crazy and intense music. Come and let Glory B and Ivy blow your mind as they play ay the Beach Hotel, Thursday at 8.30pm.

Turning On the Radio The Radio Jupiter crew return to earth after six months in space. Formed in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;97 and based around the songman Si Clark, the Jupiters continue to produce original roots music with class in the region for the past 12 years. The band invites all friends and fans to celebrate

body dismorphic disorder or leave home because Mum wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let them get a tattoo. Our definition of poverty is not being able to afford a second car, or take the kids to Dreamworld or keep up the botox treatments. Even our most economically disadvantaged citizens are affluent in the face of world poverty. The unemployed can still buy beer, a bag of pot and play the pokies. They can even scratch it lucky. It may mean their families live on Home Brand noodles for a week and cereal is washed down with a box of UHT Long Life milk from a Vinnies care hamper, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still doing OK. According to Mr Singer, they could even afford to give 10% of their income to the poor. The shocking thing is, the more economically disadvantaged always tend to be the most generous. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the rest of us middle class wankers who are the real tight arses. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not pointing the manicured finger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; my life, when examined, is full of unnecessary privilege. Not giving at least 20% of our income is immoral. Those rich bastards canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just make the odd tax deductable donation either. They need to be giving away at least 50% of their evil empires. Hopping into your expensive car, staying at your five star resort, wearing those designer jeans, building that enormous house is the moral equivalent of

life, love and dance as well as vocalist Kindabahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday with them this Friday at the Hotel Great Northern.

People wot listen to Men wot sing Lovers of a cappella will delight in the concert planned for Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Saturday. This fundraiser â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Acappella for Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; features the popular testosterone tone busters Men Wot Sing, Headliners & The Jazz Drops. Show kicks off at 7.30pm with food and booze available at the venue.

Train is a cominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Preston Train perform their brand of Blues/funk with some classic rock tunes thrown in at the Cabarita Sports Club on Friday. The Train interpret

holding an entire village under the water until their bodies go limp and fall into the pebbles. I know this but it shits me. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want dead bodies on my new shoes. You see, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m horrified by a world where there is such inequity, but I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop having my hair coloured and donate that $1000 per annum. I buy my kids Converse when they could wear $10 KMart runners (although they are made by starving Chinese children) and every time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m stopped by a charity who want to take a regular donation out of my bank account via direct deposit I mumble a feeble excuse and move on: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got cancer and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m late for chemo.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I was mortified when the girl from the Cancer Council bumped into me in Target. Every time we buy a piece of clothing we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need, or throw food in the bin we are complicit in the povertyrelated deaths of thousands of fellow humans. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing my head in. I want to do something. But I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Even my delicious $3.20 latte lasts like guilt. It should. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily food budget. I contemplate a few Hail Marys on my designer wooden rosary. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only for my own salvation. I drop $20 in the Amnesty International donation tin chained to the bar of my local pub. (To stop our poor stealing from the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poor). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enough. My knees have gone red in shame. Oops, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m late for my massage.

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while We Don’t Walk and Yamanote Line both received a huge national pasting via high rotation on Triple J. The earlier part of 2008 saw the band sell out a national tour with bluejuice, be bestowed with the honour of being asked to program Rage and somehow, fit it all in between festival appearances at Parklife, The Playground Weekender and many more festivals and club shows to boot. Late 2008 saw the band take some down time whilst main man Jai Pyne did some travelling and writing in New York. They then regrouped to write and demo new tracks in Byron Bay, two of which appear on the Howl EP, the rest of which will surface on their next album proper, to be released early 2010. A sweaty catharsis of energy and vitality you can catch for yourself at the Hotel Great Northern.

FisherKing at the Beach

of local talent. You’ll recognise faces from The Bird, Mighty Pragmatics and Fyah Walk. Red Bantoo present a rich sound of electronica and jazz, beat driven with soulful tones. Their upcoming gig at the Beach Hotel is a musical taster before they hit the road promoting their new studio release Yesterday to the Rescue, out on Hydrofunk records. Hand picked vintage samples and crafty beats combine with vibrant live elements for an innovative and atmospheric sound. Working with a number of instrumentalists and vocalists Red Bantoo draws upon a rich variety of live players to create their luscious tones. Friday at the Beach Hotel.

Suzie Put the Kettle on Melbourne-dwelling, Sydneybred Suzie Stapleton is touring nationally in August to launch her debut single Asking. This three-and-a-half minutes of ‘Relentless, menacing… radiance’ is from her forthcoming EP 45 Revelations Per Minute’which features performances by Charlie Owen (Beasts of Bourbon), Johnny Nolan (Powder Monkeys), Shane Walsh (Tex, Don & Charlie), and Ian Kitney (Temperance Union). On the road solo, Suzie Stapleton shall single-handedly put the DNA in darkness at The Rails Monday.

With their captivating brand of pop-laden acoustic blues and coastal roots, Sydney four piece FisherKing have had an exceptional 18 months since forming in March 2008. Their debut single The Search kicked it all off at the end of 2008, receiving widespread airplay across Australia before the band then took out the Triple J Unearthed FUSE Festival Competition in March 09. The Unearthed win saw them invited to showcase live at the Adelaide Fuse Festival and their O Duck it! track Smellin’ Roses added to Brisbane’s hottest reggae/ rotation on Triple J. They play funk/rock export, Anarchist the Beach Hotel on Sunday. Duck play Lennox Head Pub In the Red this Saturday. Hailing from Red Bantoo is a brand new Brisbane, the Ducks have spent Byron act forged from the fire much time on the Gold Coast,


mostly playing shows there and in Northern NSW and are now warming up to spend the next six months touring the east and southern coasts of Australia. Anarchist Duck fuse funk, reggae, soul and a dash of hip hop to create a world music style of their own. Flawless (singer, guitarist) and Jules (singer, bass player) both previously played in Brisbane’s reggae phenomenon Bertha Control. From 4pm.

At the Store A few months ago a group of committed locals took over the Rosebank General Store and Green Frog Cafe and are now running it as a not-for-profit community co-op. It’s got a great community vibe, the Green Frog is hopping again and the food is getting rave reveiws. On Saturdays there will be live, local music kicking off with the hypnotic, original and gentle acoustic sounds of Tony Horrigan playing tunes from his upcoming album Inner Places and Outer Spaces. Music starts at 10.30am.



Writers at the Rails One of the feature events of the Writers Festival is the celebration of the 17th anniversary of the ‘Writers at the Rails’ on Sunday. Over these 17 years scores of local, visiting and international writers have performed their poetry at Byron’s Railway Hotel. The anniversary show will feature Festival guest poet Thando Sibanda from Zimbabwe, along with local hip hop poet Daniel ‘Triple Nip’ Pearson. The afternoon will also feature invited readings and the ever-popular $100 Poetry Slam. 2pm

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Saturday night sees a bunch of talented writers from this years Writer’s Festival take to the stage in an ad hoc cabaret presentation. It’s a chance to see your favourite authors with their pants down as they Federal Folk grapple with the medium Warm up your winter Friday of live performance. You’ll night with Celtic duo Inanna’s be amazed by the hidden Wish at this months Federal talents of people like Tom Folk Night. Dean and Matt’s Keneally who’ll be belting music combines tradition Celtic out a version of Pennies From songs and instruments with Heaven. Local author Oren other worldly instruments such Seidler is a violin virtuoso so she’ll have a string thing going as a Japanese bamboo flute! on, Dominic Knight of the Heart touching ballads and Chaser’s War on Everything will upbeat Celtic tunes, this duo be chatting and playing a bit music will take you to Ireland of guitar. Other performers and back. Great local support acts in the first hour, hot drinks on the night include Linda Jaivin, Michael Caulfield, James and cakes available at the Griffin, Carl Cleves (actually break. Federal Church, 7pm, known as a musician), Ian $7.50, teens $4, under 12 free. Lowe, Judith Lanigan, Sam Cutler, Imran Ahmad and David Stavanger. The evening will be hosted by the self-pro claimed literary titerary the warm and wonderful Sandy Gandhi. Never short for a pun, Sand will have those writers quipped into line! Saturday at the Byron Services Club at 7.30pm. Tickets at Jetset travel for $25.

shire. Featuring The Mullum Rouge dance group, Kathryn Jones, a singer/songwriter from the heart of Mullumbimby and Karl Farren, a local solo musician/guitarist. Of course, The Lucky Dip is nothing without the show-stopping jaw-dropping Circus Arts performances.

Big Disgrace Dendy Byron Bay are joining forces with the Writers Festival to present a special screening of the award-winning new film Disgrace on Wednesday at 7pm. As part of the festival launch celebrations, the screening includes pre-film drinks in the cinema foyer from 6pm. Disgrace stars John Malkovich, perfectly cast as South African professor of English David Lurie, who loses everything. The film is based on the Booker Prize winning novel by South African born J.M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003 and also the only writer to have won the Booker twice. Tickets $18.

budget of $8,000 Devas tells the story of a young man finding his feet in Melbourne’s bohemian subculture. Darius wrote a script that gave actors the freedom to connect the voices of their character with heavily rehearsed ‘improvised’ scenes. A brave and dedicated venture into the world of film making proving that with commitment and zeal it really is possible to make a film on a small budget.


So You think You can Joke Catch what’s on offer in the land of gags and giggles at the Court House in Mullumbimby on Thursday. Open mic comedy is about finding the funny in the everyday with new and established comics taking advantage of the space to trial their material. Tragic, inspired, embarassing, hysterical! Standup comedy is all of these things at once! 8pm. Free, and I’m the MC. Come along and check it out. It’s a riot!


Feeling Lucky The Byron Entertainment Centre kicks off its fourth variety showcase, Lucky Dip, on Friday at 7.30pm. Paul McMahon, from BayFM’s ‘Not Comedy Show’ will be the MC for the evening with a program full of creative and original artists from around the

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The Search It’s always great when local talent goes off and succeeds elsewhere. Darius Devas was once a local film maker returning to screen Further We Search at the Byron Community Centre on Wednesday. Shot on a modest


their community station too. I’ve been collecting electronic music since the early nineties and started playing out at parties around 1996. I am totally addicted to vinyl.’ What is your gigging schedule for this year? nassid O I just played at the Tipi Forest ie ck Ja h it w at Splendour in the Grass. I also FREQUENCY Liquid Thursday frequently play in Brisbane at clubs including The Step Inn, Submerged Productions is The Empire and Bar Soma back bringing you the first in for different crews like Ampt a series of monthly events at Liquid nightclub. Resident DJs Productions, Lets Get Minimal, 4ZZZ and Drop to name a few. Si Clone and Skyz set the tone I often play at The Winsome in bringing you the deeper side of techno, tech house, minimal, Lismore which is surely one of electro, breaks, house, dubstep my favourite gigs around here, great venue and vibe. Next and more! What’s the more? time you can hear me is this Si Clone: ‘I hate having to Thursday at Frequency. pigeonhole music in the first What was your favourite place to be honest, so you’ll have to come along and check moment at Splendour? Sarah Blasko was by far our it out to hear what I’m talking highlight; she had the voice about. This night, just like my of an angel and such a quirky radio show, is primarily about stage presence. The dub step the music. There are so many mind-blowing tracks out there dome was another favourite spot. I also enjoyed the wine that never get to be heard bar with its real glasses and because DJs are too afraid selection of wines! to go for it, or believe that people want to hear the same Frequency has got some commercial stuff again and interstate guests lined up over again. At the end of the day I the coming months including give more credit to the punters Phil Smart, N-Zed, Jimi Polar, and still trust that a lot of Lee Majors and Symbiotek; and people on the dance floor want the Freuqency duo will mix to get their socks blown off. their tunage with their own It’s all about hearing, tasting productions, so definitely a and experiencing music; and must go for music nutters. exposing underground sounds for people to enjoy.’ Palestine Solidarity WITH DAVID ROVICS AND Q: Please give us a little PHIL MONSOUR, SUNDAY history about DJ Skyz and David Rovics, renowned US yourself? singer-songwriter, is touring A: ‘Skyz was born and bred in Australia to raise awareness Nimbin, he was introduced about and funds for the people to the dance scene in the late of Palestine. The Lismore leg 90s, and he fell in love with of the Palestine Solidarity Tour electronic music. He started is taking place this Sunday collecting records, playing regularly at Byron’s local clubs, 6pm at the Winsome Hotel, with sets also from Brisbane major outdoor renegade based singer-songwriter parties and festivals such as Phil Monsour and Lismore Splendour and Exodus. He DJ Sista Ray. The Palestine is now moving away from Solidarity Tour is presented conventional turntables and by Green Left Weekly, a records to a computer based pro-Palestinian newspaper live setup, incorporating and is sponsored by different progressive tech house with Palestine solidarity groups. live vocals and his own sliced Funds raised by the tour samples of fresh breaks and will be used to buy medical, underground bass driven education and sporting grooves. I’m from good old Brisvegas but have been living, equipment which will be taken to Palestine later this year working and playing around through the Australian Friends the Byron area since 2000. I’ve of Palestine Humanitarian had my show Submerged on projects. Projections showing Bay FM for most of that time: the human impact of the I’m currently on every second occupation of Palestine Friday night from 8-10pm. I accompany the performances. lived up the Sunshine Coast for three years prior to moving For more info call Music Bizarre in Lismore . here and also had a show on




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Lisa G Li Gair i When Lisa Gair opened her kiln on the work for her present exhibition, she laughed her head off. ‘You feel the amazement of how all that clay comes together and creates a full story.’ In this instance the story is Alice in Wonderland; whimsical, witty sculptural pieces. ‘I am a figurative artist. My tools are clay and fire.’ Gair is one of five artists whose exhibition Heated Words is at Brisbane’s Fusions Gallery. Four of the five women are from the Northern Rivers: Gair and Catherine Lane (Uki), Deb Cocks (Tyalgum) and Avital Sheffer (Durrumbul). It’s curated by Bob Connery of Stokers Siding Pottery. Gair’s inspiration comes from words. ‘I take a sentence, a lyric or something someone has said and I work through a process of free association. I pick up a theme and I’ll start drawing and writing and that will give me ideas. I try not to censor what I make. A story evolves.’ The starting point for this current show was a trip to Sydney to an exhibition of Charles Blackman – Gair’s favourite artist of all time. ‘All the Alice paintings were together and when I came home I made a few Alice in Wonderland pieces. Then when Bob Connery came to me with the idea that all five artists would base their work on a book, he asked me if I’d continue with Alice in Wonderland.’ Eventually Gair ended up with a lot of ‘crazy characters’ and realised that the story was really about her own life. ‘Alice

sta started to look a bit like me. So it’s down the rabbit hole.’ Eit Either the well was very deep, or (Alice) fell very slowly, for sh she had plenty of time to look ab about her, and wonder what wa was going to happen next. Or Originally from Melbourne, Ga Gair has worked as a ceramic art artist in the Northern Rivers for around 15 years. Four years ago, looking for a permanent space, she set up Studio 9 in the Uki Buttery. Presently she has two other artists showing in the space: Steve Davies and Catherine Lane. All three of them will run workshops from the studio. Gair is passionately absorbed in her work. ‘There’s a million shows to do and only two hands. It’s fascinating to work with clay, always surprising. I love the stuff.’

Writers Festival: Art Visitors to the Writers Festival will not only enjoy the literary arts. Sculpture will be on display. Curated by Dev Lengjel of East, the work of ten local sculptors traverses the medium. ‘It’s one way of keeping sculpture in the public eye,’ said Lengjel. The work, which will be installed by August 6, is by John Dahlsen, Susie Olsen, Allen Horstmannshoff, Mimi Dennett, Teah Fort, Wendy Johnson, Daniel Clemmett, Dev Lengjel, Jeanette Krohn, Erika Mayer and Suvira McDonald.

The tour, launched at Sydney’s S.H. Ervin Gallery, will also March 1999: Art Gallery include Newcastle, Mornington of NSW. We clutched our champagne glasses and waited Peninsular, Orange and Brisbane. We will see it here in for the announcement of the January 2010. Archibald prize winner. Some years the response is equivocal, Commissioned by Tweed occasionally even perfunctory. River Art Gallery to develop the exhibition, well regarded But when David Gonsky – Chairman of the trustees of the curator Gavin Wilson counts Macleod as ‘one of the prized Art Gallery of NSW – named artists of his generation’. Euan Macleod for his ‘Self Portrait: head like a hole’, A bonus: Macleod will tour the gallery erupted in loud with the exhibition, hosting and spontaneous approval. extensive public programs at Macleod is indeed an artist’s each venue. artist.

Euan Macleod on Tour

Since then Macleod, who came to Australia from New Zealand in 1981, has won a clutch of art prizes including the Sulman (2001), Blake (2006) and, this year, the Gallipoli. He has shown at galleries throughout the country including, in 2008, the Tweed River Art Gallery. Now we can look forward to another Macleod exhibition. The Tweed River Art Gallery has been awarded $30, 415 from the Commonwealth Government’s Visions of Australia program towards the development of a touring exhibition: ‘Surface Tension: The art of Euan Macleod 19912008’.

Need a plumber? That’s easy: yellow pages, local papers. Need an artist? That’s much more difficult. But local artists Lesley Gail (Escape Gallery) and Gloria Roszkiewicz have the matter in hand. With seed funding from Tweed Shire Council’s Cultural Development Program, they plan to publish a series of coffee table directories that will showcase the work of local artists. The first publication will promote the work of fifty local women artists. If you are interested in being a part of this initiative or for more information phone Gloria on 02 6679 5395.

Marele Day The Writers Festival book launch scene in East of Everything was painfully hilarious modern farce. But it was definitely not a taste of things to come. When writer Robert Drew launches The Sea Bed, it will undoubtedly be a celebratory, stylish event. This is the latest book by successful local writer Marele Day. Who hasn’t read her punchy Claudia Valentine crime series? Book Launch Marquee, 4pm Friday August 7.




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herself responsible for a little boy with whom she cannot communicate. As the little boy gradually becomes a precious part of her family, little does Mira realise the impact the child will have on her life. It has unexpected depths, this film, and even manages, quite unobtrusively to draw attention to the plight of illegal guest workers, refugees, in Israel. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an enjoyable feel-good story that builds up slowly but delivers plenty of emotional reward. ~ Lounge

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Television Guide 1. Robin Wright Penn stars with Jude Law in Breaking And Entering (Prime, Friday, 8.30pm), a drama about social tensions in Europe which failed to overly sway critics or viewers. 2. The commercial channels are a wasteland on Saturday so you might as well try to spot your favourite local landscape in East Of Everything (ABC1, 7.30pm). Kathryn Beck plays the dizzy Lizzy. 3. Little Miss Sunshine (TEN, Sunday, 8.40pm) was one of the best films of 2006, hilarious and touching in turn. Abigail Breslin as the young girl in question is brilliant among a stellar cast which includes Alan Arkin and Toni Collette.





TWO 4.30 Police Rescue (PG) Rpt. 5.20 World News in various languages. 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show (PG) 5.30 Can We Help? (G) Rpt. 7.15 Weather Watch and Music 11.30 Seven News 6.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 1.00 Movie: Bombon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; El Perro (M 12.00 Movie: A Little Thing Called 11.00 Exposed (G) 2004) Drama from Argentina. 12.00 Midday Report Stars Juan Villegas, Walter Murder (M 2006) Stars Judy Donado. Davis, Jonathan Jackson. 12.30 National Press Club Address 2.45 My Date From Hell (G) 2.00 All Saints (M) 1.30 Talking Heads (G) Rpt. 3.00 Submariners (G) 3.00 New Idea TV 2.00 The Bill (PG) 3.30 Going Bush (G) 3.30 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 3.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 4.30 Seven and Prime News 6.00 Travel Oz (G) 4.00 The Journal 5.00 M*A*S*H (G) 6.30 The Cook and the Chef (G) 4.30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer 7.00 ABC News 5.30 Corner Gas (G) Canadian comedy 5.30 Deal Or No Deal (G) 6.30 Seven and Prime News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 6.00 Global Village 8.00 The New Inventors (G) 6.30 World News Australia 7.00 Home And Away (PG) 7.30 Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Strictest Parents (PG) 8.30 Spicks And Specks (PG) 7.30 Food Safari 9.00 The Librarians: Just Returned 8.00 James Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20th Century: 8.30 Criminal Minds (M) Take Cover How warfare drives 9.30 My Name Is Earl (M) (M) ingenuity. The RAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest 10.00 Scrubs (PG) 9.30 United States Of Tara (M) 10.30 Family Guy (M) 10.00 At the Movies supersonic jet. 10.30 Lateline And Lateline Business 8.30 Voyages of Discovery: Figure Of 11.00 American Dad (M) 11.30 Louis Theroux: Christianity (M) 11.30 A Most Mysterious Murder (M) The Earth 12.30 The Sideshow With Paul 9.30 World News Australia 12.30 Brand Developers McDermott (PG) Rpt. 10.00 The Accursed Kings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The 1.00 Danoz Direct & Guthy Renker Strangled Queen (M) Mini-series 5.30 Seven Early News 1.25 Cape Expectations (G) 1.55 Movie: The Last Days Of from France. Prime HD program same as above except: Pompeii (PG 1935) Stars Preston 11.50 Movie: The Galindez Mystery (M 2003) Drama from Spain. Stars 12.00 Dateline NBC 12.45 The Gibb River Road Foster, Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone. And Beyond Pt1 (G) 1.40 Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Practice (G) Saffron Burrows, Harvey Keitel. 3.25 National Press Club Address 2.05 The Great Outdoors (G) 3.00 Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs 1.55 Weatherwatch 4.00 New Idea TV â&#x17E;&#x; 12.30 Dateline NBC (PG)

6.00 Ten Early News 7.00 Toasted TV & Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 9.00 9am With David And Kim (PG) 11.00 Ten News 12.00 Dr Phil (PG) 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Rpt. 2.00 Ready Steady Cook (PG) Rpt. 3.00 Infomercials are punishment for watching daytime TV 3.30 Hueyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooking Adventures (PG) 4.00 Friends (G) 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful (G) 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons (PG, R) 6.30 Neighbours (G) 7.00 The 7pm Project (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons (PG, R) 8.30 Law and Order SVU (M) 9.30 House (M) Rpt. 10.30 Ten News With Sports Tonight 11.15 Late Show With David Letterman (PG) 12.00 The Cooks (M) 1.00 Infomercials 4.00 Religion to 6am (PG)

5.00am to 6.00pm 5.30 Today 6.00 ABC News 6.00 Motorsport 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne (PG) Breakfast World News 7.00 NASCAR 11.00 Danoz and Bio-Magnetics (G) 9.00 Business Today In Various 8.00 K1 Fast Driver 12.00 Ellen Degeneres Show (PG) 9.30 Asia Pacific Languages 8.30 I Fish News 1.00 The View (PG) 9.00 Major League 10.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 6.30 World News 2.00 Days Of Our Lives (PG) Baseball 3.00 Alive And Cooking (G) 4.30 The Cook 12.00 Triathlon From 7.30 Insight (PG) 3.30 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs And The Chef Current Affairs Hamburg 4.30 Afternoon News Moments (G) 8.30 112 Emergency 2.30 Omnisport 5.00 Antiques Roadshow (G) 4.40 The Kitchen (PG) Drama from 3.00 Athletix 5.30 Hot Seat (G) Job (G) 3.30 FINA Swimming Germany. 6.00 NBN News 5.30 Time Team (G) From Rome 9.00 Movie: Since 7.00 A Current Affair 6.30 Scrapheap 4.30 One Week At A Otar Left (M 7.30 Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Perfect Couple (PG) Challenge Time 2003) Drama 8.30 RPA (PG) 7.20 Mr Bean 5.30 AFL 2009 from France. 7.30 The Royal 8.45 Lotto Geelong v Stars Esther Toady 9.30 CSI: Miami (M) Adelaide Gorintin, Nono 10.30 CSI: Miami (M) 8.00 Benâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zoo (PG) Khomassouridze. 7.30 High Five 11.30 Late News 8.30 Sin City Law 10.55 Movie: 8.00 Surfing from 12.00 Gilmore Girls (PG) (PG) Climates (MA Bells Beach. 1.00 Entertainment Tonight 9.25 The Baby 2006) Drama 8.30 Pro Bull Riding 1.30 Guthy Renker And Danoz Borrowers (M) from Turkey. 9.30 Sports Tonight 5.00 Early Morning News 10.20 Risking Our Stars Ebru 10.00 Poker Kids (G) 10.55 ASP Surfing Ceylan, Nuri 11.15 Eataolics (G) 11.55 Sports Tonight Bilge Ceylan, 12.15 Close Nazan Kyrylmyp. 12.10 UFC Wired 2.35 WeatherWatch 1.10 Omnisport Overnight 1.35 Major League Baseball


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4.30 Police Rescue (PG) Rpt. 5.30 Can We Help? (G) Rpt. 6.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 11.00 Medicine Men Go Wild (PG) 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Family Footsteps (G) Rpt. 1.30 Collectors (G) Rpt. 2.00 The Bill (PG) 3.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 6.05 Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greenest Homes 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Whatever! The Science Of Teens 8.30 The Solomon Treasures 9.25 Q&A 10.25 Lateline And Lateline Business 11.35 Live At The Basement: Bela Fleck And The Flecktones 12.35 Wildside (M) 1.25 Movie: Liam (M 2000) Stars Ian Hart Claire Hackett, Anthony Burrows. 2.45 Lillian Crombie (G) 3.25 Stories From A Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital (PG) 3.55 The Glass House (M, R)

5.00 World News in various languages. 7.15 Weatherwatch 7.30 World News in various languages. 1.00 Australian Biography: Max Lake 1.30 Survivorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide To Plane Crashes (PG) 2.30 Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s About-Face 3.30 mY Generation: Age Of Avatars (PG) 4.00 Journal 4.30 Newshour With Jim Lehrer 5.30 Futbol Mundial 6.00 Global Village: Traditional Lazio 6.30 World News Australia 7.35 Inspector Rex (PG) 8.30 One Bitten: Baggage And Beginnings (PG) Pt 1. 9.30 World News 10.00 Movie: the Tiger Brigades (MAV 2006) Action from France. Stars Clovis Cornillac, diane Kruger, Edouard Baer. 2.50 Weatherwatch

6.00 Ten Early News 7.00 Toasted TV & Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 9.00 9am With David And Kim (PG) 11.00 Ten News 12.00 Dr Phil (PG) 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Rpt. 2.00 Ready Steady Cook (PG) 3.00 Infomercial 3.30 Hueyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooking Adventures (PG) 4.00 Friends (G) 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful (G) 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons (G) Rpt. 6.30 Neighbours (G) Rpt. 7.00 The 7pm Project (PG) 7.30 Rules Of Engagement (PG) 8.30 Rush (M) 9.30 Law & Order: CI (M) 10.30 Late News and Sports Tonight 11.15 Late Show With David Letterman 12.00 Eureka (M) 1.00 Infomercials (PG) 5.00 Religion to 6am (PG). Prime HD program same as above except: And Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message shall not be 12.00 Dateline NBC 12.45 The Gibb River Road delivered on TV to insomniacs by And Beyond Pt2 (G) 1.30 Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Practice 2.00 a sweaty man in a polyester suit The Great Outdoors (G) 3.00 Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs

6.00 Sunrise 9.00 Morning Show (PG) 11.30 Seven Morning News 12.00 Movie: Bubble Boy (M 2001) Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo, John Carroll Lynch. 2.00 All Saints (M) 3.00 New Idea TV (G) 3.30 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 M*A*S*H (G) Rpt. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven and Prime News 7.00 Home And Away (PG) 7.30 The Amazing Race (PG) 8.30 Double Take (M) 9.00 TV Burb (M) 9.30 True Beauty (M) 10.30 Family Guy (M) 11.00 American Dad (M) 11.30 That 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Show (R) 12.00 Room For Improvement (R) 12.30 Brand Developers


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4.30 Police Rescue (PG) Rpt. 5.30 Can We Help? (G) Rpt. 6.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 11.00 Planet Earth (G) 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Rough Diamond (PG) 1.30 Spicks And Specks (PG) Rpt. 2.00 Monarch Of The Glen (G) Rpt. 3.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 6.00 Message Stick (G) Rpt. 6.30 Can We Help? (G) 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Stateline (G) 8.00 Collectors (G) 8.30 The Stepfather (M) 9.40 Love Lies Bleeding (M) 10.50 Lateline (M) 11.30 triple j tv With The Doctor Rpt 12.00 Good Game Rpt. 12.30 rage (M)

5.20 World News in various 6.00 Sunrise languages. 9.00 Morning Show (PG) 7.15 Weatherwatch 11.30 Seven Morning News 7.25 World News in various 12.00 Movie: Veronica Guerin (M languages. 2003) Stars Cate Blanchett, 1.00 The Food Lovers Guide To Gerard McSorley. Australia 2.00 I Can Make You Thin (G) 1.30 Insight 3.00 New Idea TV (G) 2.30 And Man Invented Animals (PG) 3.30 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs Doco from France. 4.30 Seven News 3.30 Stock Squad (G) 5.00 M*A*S*H (G) 4.00 The Journal 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 4.30 Newshour With Jim Lehrer 6.00 Seven and Prime News 5.30 Andre Rieu: The Fairy Tale (G) 7.00 Home And Away (PG) 6.00 Global Village: Review Of The 7.30 Better Homes And Gardens (PG) Italian Regions (G) 8.30 Movie: Breaking And Entering 6.30 World News Australia (M) Stars Jude Law, Robin Wright 7.30 2009 Ashes 4th Test Day 1 Penn, Martin Freeman. 10.00 World News Australia 10.30 2009 AFL Premiership Season 10.30 2009 Ashes 4th Test Day 1 Carlton v Geelong. 3.00 Weatherwatch 1.30 Danoz And Guthy-Renker

6.00 Ten Early News 7.00 Toasted TV & Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 9.00 9am With David And Kim (PG) 11.00 Ten News 12.00 Dr Phil (PG) 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show (PG) Rpt. 2.00 Ready Steady Cook (PG) 3.00 Infomercial 3.30 Hueyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooking Adventures (PG) 4.00 Friends (G) 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful (G) 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons (G) Rpt. 6.30 Neighbours (G) Rpt. 7.00 The 7PM Project (PG) 7.30 So You Think You Can Dance (PG) 10.00 Go Girls (M) 11.00 Late News 11.30 Sports Tonight 12.00 Late Show With David Letterman 12.55 Californication (MA15+) 1.25 Infomercials (PG) 5.00 Religion to 6am (PG).

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6.00 ABC News 5.30 Today 5.00am to 6.00pm 9.00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne (PG) Breakfast World News 11.00 Danoz and Guthy Renker 9.00 Business Today In Various 12.00 Ellen Degeneres Show (PG) 9.30 Asia Pac News Languages 1.00 The View (PG) talk show. 10.00 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 2.00 Days Of Our Lives (PG) 4.30 The Einstein 6.30 World News 3.00 Alive And Cooking (G) Factor (G) 7.30 Two Men In A 3.30 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Programs 5.00 The Cook And Trench (G) 4.30 Afternoon News The Chef (G) 8.30 112 Emergency 5.00 Antiques Roadshow 5.30 ABC Fora (PG) Drama from 6.30 Scrapheap 5.30 Hot Seat Germany. Challenge 6.00 NBN News 9.00 Movie: New 7.00 A Current Affair 7.20 Mr Bean Police Story (M 7.30 Getaway (PG) 7.30 The Royal 2004) Action 8.30 20 to 1 (M) Toady from Hong 9.30 The Footy Show (M) 8.00 Spicks And Kong. Stars 11.00 Late News Specks (PG) Jackie Chan, 8.30 The Librarians 11.30 AFL Footy Show Daniel Wu. 1.30 Seinfeld (M) (M) 10.40 Movie: The 2.00 Guthy Renker 9.00 How Not To Blood Brothers (M 1973) Action Live Your Life 9.30 United States From Hong Of Tara (M) Kong. Stars [s] = Sex [cl] = Coarse language David Chiang [a] = Adult themes [sr] = Sexual references 10.00 Ideal (M) Da-wei, Ti Lung. 10.30 Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adam And [n] = Nudity [mp] = Medical Shelley (M) 1.15 WeatherWatch [du] = Drug use procedures [dr] = Drug references [st] = Supernatural 11.00 Modern Toss Overnight [v] = Violence themes (MA) [*] = Could offend [ie] = Issues about 11.25 Review with [h] = Horror euthanasia Myles Barlow

6.00 Major League Baseball 7.00 AFL 2009 Adelaide v Geelong 9.00 Motorsport 12.00 Triathlon 2.30 Omnisport 3.00 K1 Fast Driver 3.30 Major League Baseball 6.00 Omnisport 6.30 Transworld 7.30 Thursday Night Live 9.00 Xtreme Paintball 9.30 Sports Tonight 10.00 UFC Wired 11.00 NASCAR 12.00 Sports Tonight 12.20 Omnisport 12.50 GrandAM 1.50 FINA Swimming From Rome 2.50 Tread BMX 3.30 Spirit Of Golf 4.00 Golf: WGC Bridgestone Invitational

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Byron Bay Writers Festival AUGUST 7-9, 2009

Reviving the corpus of Australian literature Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature, General Editor: Nicholas Jose (Allen & Unwin $69.99 hardcover) Moya Costello

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a moment filled with tenderness if not pathos to see a feather sailing through the air as the image on the Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature symbolising the fate or nature of our literature. There has been notable debate and complaint in literary circles about so much of Australian literature, primarily that deemed to be in the canon, being out of print â&#x20AC;&#x201C; although equally noting what is available online in digitised form. As Nicholas Jose, general editor of the anthology, writes, the feather stands for indeterminacy, reinvention, openness to redefinition, open-endedness, survival, social agency, disruptiveness, trespassing, and power, grace, and beauty. Being airy and mobile are good qualities for a national literature, better than beingâ&#x20AC;Ś well, dead and forgotten. Jose has suggested that there is no

corpse but a corpus of Australian literature as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a living field of enquiry and engagementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;regular presence of Australian authors on international award listsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, for example). This anthology follows the 1990 Macmillan one, which itself is out of print. It ends with Vietnamese-Australian Chi Vu who is among writers â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;established by 2000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The first Aboriginal writer in the collection is Bennelong with a letter to Arthur Phillip; and the last: the thirty-seven-year-old poet, Samuel Wagan Watson. In between thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Gurindji land petition from Vincent Lingiari (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We, the leaders of the Gurindji people, write to you about our earnest desire to regain tenure of our tribal lands â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;). Kev Carmodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song about the petition, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;From Little Things Big Things Growâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, is also there. For those readers passionate about and devoted to Australian literature, there are disagreements to make about selections. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take as my case study the work from Amanda Lohrey, the prologue to Camilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bread, which I might

say is not representative of either that novel or her larger oeuvre. Her novels are highly politicised encounters in the practice of everyday life. Her essays equally dissect politics at a national level. Nevertheless, this choice of Lohreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is clearly aimed at suggesting â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;interesting connections and telling contrastsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; which make us sit up, take notice, and rethink and reshape our vision of our national literature. For the prologue might indeed be an encounter with the politicised everyday. And Lohreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is changing. Her recent book, Vertigo, is a novella, a pastoral, and is both realist and magicalrealist. It reads like a song, a poem, and though earthy in its subject matter (sea-changes, bush fires, and the death of a child), it is unearthly in its resonances. And it is published by a small independent Australian press. Just so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the anthology too quirky as to cause confusion and defy meaning, there are well-known and wellloved choices: an extract from Patrick Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voss, and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Prodigal Sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In all directions stretched the Great Australian emptiness, in which the mind


is the least of possessions â&#x20AC;Ś); Helen Garnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Life of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x153;throw yourself on the alternative life â&#x20AC;Ś which is what I mean by the life of artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;), a story that hangs in my head like a talisman, and is always taken up enthusiastically by some writing students as a model of practice. Among the poets: John Forbes â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Stalinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holidaysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Ania Walwicz â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;you try to be friendly

but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not very friendlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) and Gig Ryan â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If I Had a Gunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Among extracts from plays: Hannie Rayson Hotel Sorrento and Louis Nowra Radiance. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiction: from Of a Boy by Sonia Hartnett. And creative nonfiction: from Robert Hughes Culture of Complaint, and Drusilla Modjeska Stravinskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lunch (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;those wonderful paintings, dense with yellow, in which a cupboard door swings open â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;). Another quirky yet intriguing aspect of this anthology is

the biographical note on the writers. While there is no comment on the actual story â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Life of the Partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; that represents the selection for Murray Bail, nevertheless Kerry Goldsworthyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biographical note dissects his novel Eucalyptus: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Saturated with literary references and allusion, Eucalyptus is also a gender-reversed echo of the story of Scheherazadeâ&#x20AC;Ś and a rewriting of the classic George Eliot novel Middlemarchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Anthologies can only ever be a sampling: as Jose writes, best to think of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;indicativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; not â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;exhaustiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The great role for this anthology is to establish the connection between our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;vibrant contemporaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; writing and its â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;literary antecedentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, to remind us that the sailing feather has come from somewhere, is afloat and heading in the right direction.

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Hector is a lonely boy and his only friend is Minton, a salamander. Hector has no family and is first seen by Minton shooting right out of the volcano near which they lived at the edge of the world. Hector was HOT, literally. He was also very lonely and would have settled for a cuddle from an octopus, a squeeze from a boa constrictor or even a lick from a lion. One violently stormy night he was blown to the ground and while clinging to a tree, he was eventually blown out to sea. Minton came with Hector because he was so hot on the island. Hector and Minton found salvation at a Viking village and meet a friend called Gilda. Hector was hated by all the other villagers because he was weird, with his flaming hair and half naked body. One villager made a special request: her baby was suffering frostbite and her request was that Hector breathe on the baby and the frostbite was healed, because Hector was the hottest boy who ever lived. When it was night time, Hector came to the community hall and shared his hotness by giving saunas, hot chestnuts, toast, warm baths and made dinner for everyone. As the villagers became aware of the value of Hector, they came to be affectionate and appreciated his special heating skills and they gave him all the hugs that he had so badly missed. Next day, he made holes for fishing in the ice and got ready to make some more toast. Hector lived happily ever after with

Anna Fienberg, author of Tashi and the Ghosts.

Minton and Gilda. I think this is a great read for children aged 10-12 years and while it started slowly I would still give it nine out of ten as I think this is a fantastic book. Tashi And The Ghosts, Author: Anna Fienberg, Illustrator: Kim Gamble Reviewed by Zoe Sheridan, 3W, Byron Bay Public School

Tashi and the Ghosts starts off when a little boy, Jack, is eating his dinner with his mum and dad. He tells about Tashiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventure, scaring off the ghosts. Tashi conquers his fears and saves the town from the ghosts by telling the ghosts that he has a ghost friend who would gobble up the moon. That night there was a lunar eclipse and the ghosts are forced to believe that Tashiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend must have super powers. The ghosts are so frightened that they clear off forever. But to make sure they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t return, Tashi told them that every now and then his friend would

make the moon disappear, just as a reminder. Anna Fienbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s writing flows smoothly with vivid descriptive passages and characters that are interesting and that easily engage children, mostly between the ages of six to nine years, with this excellent story. She has painted a picture in her readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; minds with ease. Kim Gamble has illustrated the story with very simple pictures that help tell the story with excellence. I recommend this book to children who like adventure and excitement because of the engagement and imagination it contains within its pages. Pearlie In The Park, Author: Wendy Harmer, Illustrator: Mike Zarb Reviewed by Tammy Chung, 3H, Byron Bay Public School

Pearlie in the Park is a great 49 page story about a fairy named Pearlie and all the little animals in the park. It starts with Pearlie doing

jobs for the park to look cleaner. She does everything she can to improve its appearance. She even polishes the dragonfliesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wings. The park may be in order, but you should see her very beautifully carved stone shell: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very messy! Soon after that, Pearlie makes a list of tasks for the animals to do. But it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work exactly how Pearlie expects because two naughty ratbags thought it would be funny to change the list around. When Pearlie awoke, all the animals were doing the wrong things. Pearlie seeks out the ratbags. Feeling really angry, she heard some laughter so tracked the noise to a drain. Pearlie looked down and saw the villains, but what did she do next? This story is great. It has very colourful pictures that caught my attention as soon as I saw the book. I like the structure of the story. I hope one day I could write a book like Wendy Harmer. I recommend this book for eight to twelve year olds.

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Poetry to the Max is the prize passion He won in 2003 and for the past three years has been one of three selected finalists. Local poet Max Ryan says he’s looking forward to this year’s Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Evening, for the chance to share the stage with some of the giants of Australian poetry, in addition to finding out whether he will be announced as the winner of this year’s Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Prize. Originally from Newcastle, Max has been a resident of Byron Shire for 16 years. ‘I still say I’m a Newcastle poet,’ he says. ‘People don’t really live here in Byron,’ he adds with a smile. ‘So I tell people I’m a Newcastle poet, on extended leave in New Brighton.’ Poetry doesn’t pay, he says, but it has become his passion. He writes most days, usually poetry, with the odd short story thrown in, and he reads a lot of poetry too. ‘It’s a real slog writing,’ he says. ‘Writing poetry is quite hard. A lot of people think it’s just like writing short prose, but it’s more difficult than that, refining the language, making it all work.’ Practice obviously makes perfect. In 2005, Max’s book, Rainswayed Night, published by locally based Dangerously Poetic Press, won the prestigious Anne Elder Award for the best first book of poetry published in Australia that year. He says he’s also on a bit of a roll again at the moment, getting things published regularly. For example, his poem, ‘Journey of the Beatles Fan’, is about to be published in ACP’s Blue Dog: Australian Poetry magazine. This is one of two poems that Max will read at the Poetry Evening on August 7, along with his short listed en-

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try, ‘Jim’, which he describes as a fairly serious poem about a dear friend of his, who died young, at 21. ‘I don’t write about any particular themes,’ Max says, ‘but people say that my work has a lyrical, romantic sense of nature and the sublime.’ The judges for this year’s competition agree, describing Jim‘s work as ‘very moving, with lasting imagery, effortlessly traversing time and space’. More than 250 entries from 91 poets around the country were received for this year’s Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Prize. From some outstanding submissions, judges Peter Bishop (Varuna House) and Brian Purcell (Renaissance Manuscript Services) have selected three finalists – Alexandra Bates from

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Sydney, Andrew Slattery from Newcastle, and Max. As part of their prize, the three poets get to read their winning work at the Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Evening, to be held in the theatre at the Byron Community & Cultural Centre (BCCC), on Friday August 7. They’ll be taking to the stage in the company of some of the Festival’s most esteemed literary guests including poets Robert Adamson, Robert Gray and Mark Tredinnick, Zimbabwean author/poet Thando Sibanda and Australian performance poet, David (Ghostboy) Stavanger, to create an intimate evening of lyrical and provocative entertainment, which is guaranteed to be a highlight of this year’s offsite Festival program.

If you want to find out whether Max will walk away with this year’s top prize of $500, come along. The BCCC bar will be open from 6pm, serving all the usuals, plus coffee, tea, chai and nibbles. The 90-minute Poetry Evening program commences at 7pm. Tickets are $20, available now from Jetset Travel 6685 6262, or on the night, on the door. Entry is free for Byron Bay Writers Festival 3-Day Pass holders. All three finalists have received a 3-Day pass to the 2009 Byron Bay Writers Festival. The two runners-up will also receive cheques for $150. And their winning poems will be published in the next and future editions of the Northern Rivers Writer’s Centre magazine, Write Stuff.

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5.20 World News in various 6.00 Kids’ Programs languages. 12.00 Eclipse (PG) 7.00 2009 Ashes Update 1.30 V8 Xtra (G) 7.15 Weatherwatch 2.30 Motorsport Fujitsu Series. 7.30 World News in various 2.30 Motorsport Mini Challenge. languages. 3.00 Magnum P.I. (PG) 1.00 Salome (PG) Masterpiece from 4.00 Deal Or No Deal (G) UK. Opera from Covent Garden. 5.00 Guide To The Good Life (G) 3.00 The Wonderful World Of Albert 5.30 Sydney Weekender (G) Kahn: Europe On The Brink (G) 6.00 Seven News 4.00 China’s Art Avant-Garde: The 6.30 Movie: Meet The Robinsons Future Is Now (PG) (G 2007) Stars Angela Bassett, 4.30 Newshour With Jim Lehrer Daniel Hansen, Jordan Fry. 5.30 2009 Ashes Update (PG) 8.30 Movie: Air Force One (M 6.30 World News Australia 1997) Stars Harrison Ford, Gary 7.30 2009 Ashes 4th Test Day 2 Oldman, Glenn Close. 10.00 World News Australia 11.00 Movie: The Hunted (MA 2003) 10.30 2009 Ashes 4th Test Day 2 Stars Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio 3.00 Weatherwatch Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, Leslie Stefanson, John Finn. 1.00 Rugby Tri-Nations – Sth Africa v Australia. 3.00 Danoz & Guthy Renker

6.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Infomercials 9.00 Totally Wild 7.00 Today On Saturday 9.30 I Got A Rocket 9.00 Kids’ Programs 10.00 Video Hits (PG) 1.00 The Snow Show (G) 12.00 Test Drive (PG) 1.30 Movie: Betrayed (PG 1954) Stars 12.30 Infomercial (PG) Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature. 1.30 Hook Line & Sinker (PG) 4.00 Discover Downunder (G) 2.00 AFL Premiership Season 2009 4.30 Talk To The Animals (G) Hawthorn v St Kilda. 5.00 Fishing Australia (PG) 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Postcards (G) 5.30 Sports Tonight (PG) 6.00 Evening News 6.00 Futurama (PG) 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home 6.30 The Simpsons (PG) Videos 8.30 Movie: Patriot Games (M) Stars 7.30 TBA Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, 8.40 Saturday Lotto Patrick Bergin, Sean Bean. 9.30 TBA 10.45 AFL 2009 Adelaide v 11.30 Movie: Blind Date (M 1987) Stars Collingwood Bruce Willis, Kim Basinger, John 1.15 Infomercials Laroquette. 4.00 Religion 1.30 Movie: Steptoe And Son (M 1972) Stars Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Joan Heath. 3.20 Seinfeld (PG) 3.50 Getaway Moments 4.00 Danoz

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6.00 Golf: WGC Bridgestone Invitational 8.00 Spirit Of Golf 8.30 NASCAR 10.00 Grand AM 12.00 Mecum Auction 1.05 Sports Unlimited 2.00 AFL 2009 Hawthorn v St Kilda 5.00 Short Course Swimming 7.30 Before The Game 8.30 Omnisport 8.45 King Lines 9.45 UFC Wired 10.45 AFL 2009 Adelaide v Collingwood 1.15 Surfing Moment 1.30 Omnisport 2.00 Golf: WGC Bridgestone Invitational 3.30 Omnisport 4.00 Golf: WGC Bridgestone Invitational

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5.20 World News in various languages. 7.00 2009 Ashes Update 7.15 Weatherwatch 7.30 World News in various languages. 10.00 Iron Chef America (G) 10.50 Shake Off (G) 11.00 European Experience (G) 11.30 Futbol Mundial 12.00 Cycling: 2009 UCI BMX World Championship 1.00 Speedweek 2.00 FIA World Rally Championship 2009 From Finland. 3.00 Football Asia 3.30 Les Murray’s Football Feature 4.30 The World Game 5.30 2009 Ashes Update 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 2009 Ashes 4th Test Day 3 3.00 Weatherwatch

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5.20 World News in various languages 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show (PG) 11.30 Seven News 12.00 Movie: McBride – 7.00 2009 Ashes Update Tunie In For Murder (M) Stars John Larroquette, 7.15 Weatherwatch Marta Dubois, Matt Lutz. 7.25 World News in various languages. 2.00 All Saints (M) 1.00 Seven Dumpsters And A Corpse 3.00 New Idea TV (PG) (M) Doco from Switzerland. 3.30 Kids’ Programs 2.30 Tales From A Suitcase (G) 4.30 Seven News 3.00 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 5.00 M*A*S*H (G) 3.30 Short Stories: Ammie’s Story 5.30 Deal Or No Deal (G) (PG) 6.00 Seven and Prime News 4.00 The Journal 7.00 Home And Away (PG) 4.30 Newshour With Jim Lehrer 7.30 Air Ways (PG) 5.30 2009 Ashes Update (G) 8.00 Surf Patrol (G) 6.30 World News Australia 8.30 Packed To The Rafters (PG) 7.30 2009 Ashes 4th Test Day 5 9.30 All Saints (M) 10.00 World News Australia 10.30 10 Years Younger (PG) 10.30 2009 Ashes 4th Test Day 5 11.00 Gavin & Stacey (M) 3.00 Weatherwatch 11.30 The Real Wedding Crashers (PG) 12.30 Brand Developers (G) 1.00 Danoz Direct & Guthy Renker

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6.00 ABC News 6.00 Short Course 5.30 Today 5.00am to 6.00pm Swimming 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne (PG) 9.00 Business Today World News 9.30 Asia Pacific 8.30 K1 Fast Driver 11.00 Danoz And Guthy Renker (G) In Various News 9.00 Major League 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show (PG) Languages 10.00 Kids’ Programs Baseball 1.00 The View (PG) 4.30 The Real Good 6.30 World News 12.00 This Week In 2.00 Days Of Our Lives (PG) Life Baseball 3.00 Alive And Cooking (G) 7.30 Is There Life On 4.55 Weird Science 12.30 One Week At A 3.30 Kids’ Programs Mars (G) 5.00 Talking Heads 8.30 112 Emergency Time 4.30 Afternoon News (G) Rpt. 1.35 Golf: WGC 5.00 Antiques Roadshow (G) (M) 5.30 Sun, Sea Bridgestone 5.30 Hot Seat (G) 9.00 Movie: Don’t And Bargain Invitational 6.00 Evening News Tell (M 2005) Spotting 4.35 Omnisport 7.00 A Current Affair Drama from 6.30 Scrapheap 5.00 Short Course 7.30 Two And A Half Men (M) Italy. Stars Challenge (G) Swimming 8.00 The New Adventures Of Old Giovanna 7.15 Mr Bean 7.30 NASCAR Christine (PG) Mezzogiorno, With Rowan 9.30 Sports Tonight 8.30 20 To 1 (M) Stefania Rocca. Atkinson (G) 9.30 CSI: NY (M) 11.05 Movie: Nina’s 10.00 AFL 2009 7.30 The Royal Adelaide v 10.30 CSI: NY (M) Tragedies (MA Today (G) Collingwood 11.30 Late News 2003) Drama 8.00 Australian 12.00 20/20 from Israel. Stars 12.15 Sports Tonight Story Rpt. 1.00 Entertainment Tonight Aviv Elkabetz, 12.30 Omnisport 8.30 Wire In The 1.05 Major Leauge 1.30 Guthy Renker Alon Abutbul, Blood (M) Baseball Ayelet Zorer, 9.20 The Bill (PG) 3.35 Motorsport Anat Waxman. 10.50 Teachers (M) 1.00 WeatherWatch 4.05 Transworld 11.40 Close 5.05 Sports Overnight Programs are correct at the time of going to Unlimited

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Peter and Felicity had used precisely the same recipe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; possibly by Charmaine Solomon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for their Date and Lime Pickle. And yet, in a beautiful illustration of how two people can utilise the same ingredients to create the same dish with quite different results, the samples they pressed upon me could not have been more dissimilar. Both were gorgeous but whereas one was dense and rich, the other was translucent and tangy. Both, furthermore, were perfect accompaniments to the soft cheese, as opposed to curry, for which I chose to employ them. The date had become almost indecipherable, although its presence gave a sort of sultry mellow depth. A strange fruit, the date â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more accurately a drupe, borne of the date palms found around Iraq, with archeological evidence of its cultivation going back as far as 6000BC. It is often regarded as the indispensable staple food â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the palm itself in parts of Arabia referred to as the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tree of lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; because it manages to flourish in regions where no other highly nourishing food plants are able to grow. Like deserts. It could even be considered an ideal food, being a premium source of

Vitamin C and potassium, high in fibre and full of protein, fat and useful mineral components like copper and iron. Its sugar content is about 80%. Dates are lush and soft and sweet, and often there is not a great deal of difference between the fresh and the dried. They were called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;finger applesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Europe in medieval times. In the thirteenth century Marco Polo encountered them in several places including Southern India where he was particularly impressed by a wine made out of them, noting that it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;makes a man drunk sooner than grape wine.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jaggery, or palm sugar, is the sweet sap which comes from the date palm. I would love to come across date honey, made from the juice of fresh dates: dates and honey sound made for each other. Iraq to this day remains the major producer of dates, with 87% of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exports, although in the early 20th century the industry started up in the Coachella Valley in California as well. Every year the town Indio holds a ten-day festival to celebrate the date, featuring on each of those days the enactment of a different tale from the Arabian Nights. Perhaps I should have my

own stab at the Date and Lime Pickle to see what other version I come up with. Except I love to do other things with dates, most notably the Date and Polenta Slice I have been making for years: crumbly, buttery shortbread enclosing dates perfumed with cinnamon and lemon. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever so slightly reminiscent of Date Pillows made by Arnotts which my grandmother would bring us on her Tuesday

afternoon visits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even though we giggled inanely about their squashed-ants filling, very little could beat that first mouthful of teeth sinking into plump pastry then colliding with the dark jammy interior. Dates, honey and walnuts all call out to be brought together in a batter for steamed puddings, muffins, cakes or loaves, with the heady richness of the date somehow subsumed, dissolved into all the other ingredients so that it becomes an exotic seam of richness. Sticky Date Pudding just never seems to â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well, date. You feel somehow self-righteous when you order something with dates in it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or at least wholesome. Below is a dessert which, if you closed your eyes briefly to the modicum of cream, really is almost wholesome. DATE AND BANANA DELICE 250 gr fresh dates, pitted 300 gr ripe firm bananas 150 ml pure cream, whipped 2 tblspns demerara sugar Make a layer in the base of a shallow dish with half the dates, then cover with half the bananas. Dollop over half the cream and spread smoothly. Repeat the layers then sprinkle with the sugar. Cover with plastic wrap then chill for an hour before serving.





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Three enterprising university students recently won the 2009 Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Student Product Development Competition with some glutenfree biscuits called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Soyersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Each year this competition is open to undergraduate students with the aim of promoting professionalism and innovative thinking as well as showcasing the originality, talent and team skills of the students. David Chua, Trevor Goltz and Sarah Crennan from the University of Queensland created their soy-based â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;toppableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; biscuits for not only gluten allergy sufferers but also the mainstream market. Highly commended went to a team from the University of South Australia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tina Wong, Yuk Yue Yeung and Tuy Loh â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who designed Tai Chi Balls: chewy, fresh, light balls made of a gelatinous rice mixture enclosing nutritious fruit fillings of mango, honeydew or mixed berries.

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Byron bows to Bangalow in locals battle

Bangalow travelled down the hill to lock horns with the Bay last Saturday, playing for the annual ‘Crombat’ trophy. In the first round the game ended in a 3 all draw in the mud up the hill, so there was everything to play for in this local derby. Byron came into the game as heavy underdogs being close to bottom on the table, but on pa-

per this was going to be no easy ride for the Bangalow boys. Byron claimed the first points with a well worked play through their backs, finally delivered by Byron’s Mitch Loane. Bangalow tried to get back in it but a combination of solid defence and poor ball control saw good field position go to waste. Finally winger Brad Peat crossed of a set play to level the

scores at 7 a piece. With Byron playing with the wind, they needed more points and it came off yet another Bangalow mistake, with their slick fly half Nigel Magnay, jumping on a loose ball after a good chase to take the scores to 12-7 going into half time. With the wind in the second half Bangalow needed to play field position, build possession

and limit their mistakes. Coach Simon Balcon laid down the law, and the team responded. Richard Collins came on at outside centre for Bangalow and ran a great line of a set play to crash over under the posts for a converted try to put Bangalow on top. This seemed to inspire the boys and they continued to dominate proceedings. Dick crossed over again in the corner off a nice cut out ball from Dan Hill. With 10 minutes to go Byron lifted knowing that a converted try would level the scores. Bangalow defused countless try scoring opportunities by Byron and went close to scoring a few more themselves, in a fast and furious closing to the game. The game ended at 19-12 in what was a great contest, played in the right spirit on and off the field. Bangalow points went to Dan Hill-1, Richard Kelly-2, and Brad Peat 3 points and player’s player in another commanding display. This weekend Bangalow plays the Mullum Moonshiners in yet another local derby at the Brunswick sports fields. This will be a great game for spectators and one not to be missed. Game starts 2pm.


S/G Grady 20; Semi Finals G Maloney O Stobart 21 d F Paterson P Wilson 20; D Martin B Evans 28 d J Burgess W Hampson 2. 28/7 Triples: K Nicol G Bowden D Taylor (jnr) (w) 20 d I Whitehall B Lynch D Taylor (snr) (cons) 15; J Smith B Perkins M Daley (r/up) 24 d J Adams G Heffernan L Martin 18. 31/7 Pairs: M Berger B Westworth (w) 21 d P Brining G Lightfoot 15; A/M Ryan (r/up) 25 d B/R Sullivan 18; D Gregor J Heffernan 23 d G Hayes J Bowen (cons) 20. 1/8: B Hall D Hall (w) 21 d M Daley G Lightfoot 20; K Kilby J Bowen B Earle 33 (R/up) d K Foster F Allcoat K Nicol 4; J Pratten B Saric G Pascoe 25 d G Hayes G Carter I Whitehall (cons) 17. Lennox Head Women 29/7 Club Pairs Final: E Reid, G Martin (Rink w) 22 d E Steele, M Battese 20. Club Triples Final: R Heffernan, D Martin, G Martin 22, d M Hannaway, J McRae, P Brining 18. Social: J Burgess, S Skennar, K Philp 27 (r/up) d M Arandale, E Astley, O Stobart 22; N Harwood, T McDonell, A Dunger 30 d B Knott, J Fogarty, D Papas 15; J Martin, H Burgess, G Moore 39 d V Taylor (s/lead) L Quinn, F McCarthy, J Brook 10; A Humphries, B Sullivan, M Gregor 23 d D Lynch, B Turner, N Robbins 22; R Sparre, S Nicol, P Brining 19 d A Meagher, C Brown, M Hadler 9. Mullumbimby Ex Services Men 29/7 Social; P.Thompson,J.Estreich,M. Thorn 27 def L.Boyter, A.Johnstone, F.Buckley 11. R.Rose,S.Purdie,P.McDonald 28 def M.Johnston, P.Jones,R.Day 17. R.Kidby,B.Coleman,S.Brecard 22 def JC.Canabou,N.Newton.B.McClymont 19. J.Oski,J.McKay 26 def D.Ottery, S.Ridgewell 10. 1/8 Open Pairs C’ships; P.Thompson,J.McKay 35 def T.Trivett,B. Coleman 6. S.Brecard, R.Barnes 26 def R.Philps(sub),C.McClymont13. Social; R.Gower, JC.Canabou, S.Ridgewell 27 def T.Riches,M.Thorne,P.Gower 15. Mullumbimby Ex Services Women 28/7 Final 4s C’ships: B.Reglin, S.Brown, J.Graham, J.Towner 26 v R.Thompson, H.Robb, J.Beaumont, B.Croft 16. Social: J.Ball, J.Morrow, K.Freeman 14 (Rink W ) v R.Wainwright, B.James, G.Henry 11; M.Bertoli, R.Mills, J.Kidman 17 v M.Bertoli, M.Toressi, J.Lee 16. Gala Day: Overall Winners B Rose Team (BH); r/up M.Dorrrough Team (Mur’bah); Best am Rnd: M.James Team (OS); Best pm Rnd: E.Marks Team (BH); Luck Rink: H.Fuller Team (C’dong).

Ocean Shores Men 27/7 S/S Triples: D Hammond, B James, P Tornaros; r/up L Enright, J Curtain, P Earl; J Oski, D Whitney. Club Minor Singles Rnd 1: B Danswan d R Bartlett 31/19; L Hoffman d M Haines 31/26. Ocean Shores Women 29/7: K George/,M Flesser(W Secret Margin) d A Slater/L McGowran;K Farrell,J Bartlett,P Quirke(R/Up) d B Paine,N Russell,B Sprengel;K Gallard,J Lofts,W Sprengel d K Gallard,S Iversen,G Johnston;J Seamer,D Grant,R Bartlett drew D Frew,L Wright,M James.31/7: L Mason,M Bartoli,C Timewell(W Out of Hat) drew E Hill,B Stone,N Gartner;J Williams/F Crowder d D Grant/J Howell; C’ship Triples: M Hosie,M James,M McConville(R/Up) d P Sullivan,T Warr,G Johnston;J Bartlett,J Lofts,L McGowran d M Farquar,M Flesser,JM Quirke.Raffle Winner:M Hosie. Consistency entries open. BRIDGE Ocean Shores 29/7: 8 table Mitchell. N/S:1st gross:L Baldwin/P Hems;2nd gross:J Selleck/B Simons.E/W:1st gross:G Bridgeland/P Janda;2nd gross:C Fuest/S VanRosum. CYCLING Byron Bay 9/8 Road Races along Myocum Rd. 7.30am sign on at tennis courts opp Mullum High School. Roll out to Mullum Golf course for 8am start. Visit DARTS Brunswick Valley 29/7 Off the Board 2 v Workers 4; LHS M Dare 95, LHP M Dare 40. Fumbles 4 v Workaholics 3; MHS R Lawrence 140, LHS E Redden 102, MHP P Smith 48. Trip to Sherwood 11/10. GOLF Mullumbimby Ladies 30/7 3BBB Versus Par: J Ball, E Leclere, G James. NTP: 7th F Booth, 12th A Moser, 17th M Davey (in hole), Pr Pin G Lynn. Weekly Ball Comp: F Booth 39; G Lynn 38; F Gannell 37. 6/8 Stroke seeded Draw: 1st Tee; 9am L Walker, W Stenner, J Clarke; 9.06 J O’Rafferty, K Thomson, J Stuart; 9.12 A Moser, R Wilson, G James; 9.18 T Robbins, B Woolnough, G Poynting; 9.24 M Davey, H Hammond, E Leclere; 9.30 J Ball, F Brooker, G McDonald; 9.36 J Wickers. 10th Tee; 9am N Carsburg, S Kosaka, G Lynn; 9.06 F Booth, F Gannell, G Mackay; 9.12 M Crichton, M Al-

lan, R manley; 9.18 N Dwyer, B Mules, M Bertoli; 9.24 R Slogrove, G Redman. Kitchen M Crichton/G James; Table W Stenner/J Clarke. Ocean Shores Men 27/7 Medley Stab: J Haywood 38pts C/B; R/up F Miller 38pts C/B; G Mockler 38pts; Balls To: 33. 29/7 Stab: M Coulston 44pts; R/up I Wingad 41pts; T Mitchell 40pts C/B; Balls To: 35 Pro Pin G Richards. 31/7 Blue marker: M Crandell 67 nett; R/up P Griffiths 70 nett; 3rd L Trudgeon 71nett. 1/8 4BBB Stroke: C Graham 42pts; R/up B Racine 40pts C/B; G Lovell 40pts; Pro Pin B Ogorman; Balls to 34. Ocean Shores Men’s Veterans 30/7 4BBB Stab: John Wark/Jeff Storey 50 pts c/b; r/up Tony Lowndes/Bill Nichols 50 pts; Spen Jones/Jim Sullivan 47 pts. NTP 3rd: Bill Nichols. 8th: Bob Baxter; 17th: Bruce Cumming. Gorilla Award: 0 to 19 John Hollingsworth, 20+: Bill Baxter. Balls to 43. NETBALL Brunswick Byron 8/8 Rnd 12: 12 noon arrival; Table 12noon Bangalow, 1.45pm Main Arm; Canteen Ocean Shores. Hard Court 12 noon set up Dragons, 4pm Tidy up Classics. 12.30pm Netta (duty Anglefish): crt 7 Turtles v Bliss, ump Bliss; crt 8 Bumblebees v Leftovers, ump Bumblebees; crt 9 Pocket Rocket v Anglefish, ump Pocket Rocket; crt 10 Butterflies v Beauties, ump Butterflies. 12.30pm 12 and under: crt 1 Breakers v Electric Eels, ump Jo L/Rosie; crt 2 Blueberries v Grovy Smmthies, ump Sue/Caityln; crt 4 Bluebottles v Bangles, ump Abby/ Jordan; crt 5 Mighty Minkies v Blueberries, ump Leah T/Narelle; crt 6 Dragons v Gummi Bears ump Jaala/Tayla; Bye Sea Monkeys. 1.45pm: crt 1 Bombers v Babes, ump Taveners/Classics; crt 2 Giants v Coctails, ump Sue/Patsy; crt 5 Dino v Whatever, ump Ashley/Narelle; crt 6 Blitz v Boosh , ump Cruisers x2. 3.15pm: crt 1 Bellas v Bratz, Blitz/Jodie; crt 2 Cruisers v Mudslide, ump Jo/ Bombers; crt 5 Watersprites v Crash, Babes/Boosh; crt 6 Classic v Taveners, Giants/Coctails. RUGBY LEAGUE NRRRL Round 15: Byron Bay 16 Mullumbimby 10. Ladder: 26 Lower Clarence, 24 Northern United, 22 Mullumbimby, 20 Byron Bay, 16 Grafton Ghosts, Tweed Coast Raiders, Cudgen, Grafton Rhinos,

Try hard: Bangalow’s Richard Collins, (who literally dragged himself from his sick bed to play the match), hits the deck with the first of two tries in Saturday’s local derby battle at the Rec grounds in Byron. Photo Tree Faerie

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The festival of the bat revs up The urge to play cricket is a classifiable mania and usually only treatable by old age or death. In enlightened communities such as ours it is tolerated or even tacitly encouraged, as it is reasoned that the many hours participants spend in mutual flagellation would otherwise occur in open society. Nick Shand was well-known as a profound sufferer of cricophilia and would go to unadvisable lengths to organise a game. Assorted acquaintances, employees and family members would turn up at the ground, some bribed, some pressured, and some not knowing how they got there, as Mr. Shand was not above using a combination of extreme persuasiveness and red wine to assure attendance. Often this would produce disastrous results on the field, but when the Echo team finally cracked it for a win in 1994 you could tell that this enigmatic and successful man had ticked a niggling ambition off the list. Since Nick Shand’s death the cricket series played in his name has tried to uphold the tradition of everyone getting a fair go, and fun outweighing results. On Sunday the ‘09 series got under way at Lomath Oval in Mullumbimby, the hardened hill men from Left Bank taking on the Byron Full-Tossers, a very committed bunch of sport enthusiasts bent on taking the fabled trophy, an angelicwinged purple crystal goblet made by Colin Heaney, east of

the highway for the first time. The Bankers won the toss and batted, but found the going tough early as Troy, Levi, Guru and Wayne gave away less than the Burmese foreign office. Only the talented Nick and plucky Kiwi Greg bothered the scorers much. Skipper Russell was run out without facing and the Tossers were swarming on the ball like bream hitting a slice of bread off the Brunswick boat harbour. Eli anchored the innings with 30 but no one could go the distance with him, the Bankers mustering a fairly measly 117. Shoreshank was in need of no redemption, his 2-14 the best bowling figures. The Byron lads then showed they have plenty of quality in the batting department, Christian, Troy, Levi and Jan spanking the ball around like a leather-clad fraulein taking to a F1 boss’s behind with a riding crop, the win coming in the 23rd of 33 possible overs. The Geckos have a great tradition to uphold in the Shand series and currently are trying to fill the team list for next Sunday’s clash with the hyped up hippies of Main Arm. You may be a keen cricketer wondering what to do with the winter hours, or a pommie backpacker intoxicated with England’s performance in the ashes. If you read this you already qualify, as lightly scanning the Echo is the only requirement for selection. Call the Echo office on 6684 1777 and we will put you in touch with the selection panel, and who knows, maybe your sporting fantasies.

14 Ballina, 10 Murwillumbah, 7 Marist Bros, Kyogle, Casino, 5 Evans Head. Next week, Mullum v Marist Bros, Casino v Byron Bay. RUGBY UNION Brunswick Valley Juniors Training Wed at 5pm at Bruns Sports Ground. Fri 7/8: U10s 6pm, 12s 6pm, 13s 6.45pm, 14s 7.30pm away at Lismore. U15s 7.25pm, U17s 8.20pm at home to Grafton. Contact Rebecca 0438 851 140 or www.brunswickvalley. for further info. SOFTBALL Byron Bay RSL Masters Sign On/Training for Lismore Rainbow Masters on 25/9 to 27/9. All levels welcome. Come along even if you’ve never played before. Sunday 9/8, 10 to 12pm Sign On/Training, Stan Thompson Sport Oval, Brunswick Heads. Call Tracey 6680 9901. SQUASH Brunswick Heads 5/8 Grand Final Cape Byron Med Centre Comp: OS Glass v Canty’s Surveyors; C Littlewood v C Ashworth, S Thompson v C Walsh, W Ferrier v J Gribble, C Johnston v R James, F King v D Fisher. Plate Final: Byron Bay Trophies v Bruns Pharmacy; G Davis v D Bird, C Pearce v G Hall, P Hill v C booth, G King v C Cameron, J Julius v B Doran. Social games all others, presentation to follow. Please bring a plate. New comp starts next week. Phone 6685 1794. 10/8 Rnd 10 Byron Health Foods Comp: Div 1; 5pm B Trivett v D Bird, C Littlewood v M Underwood, G Davis Bye. Div 2; 5pm L Clarke v C Pearce, C Walsh v T Dryden, M Cassidy v L Tomasella. Div 3; 5pm R King v R Draper, A Li v S Moon, J Gribble v R Hughes; Div 4; 5pm J Nicolson v W Mahera, D Reilly

v C Johnston; 6pm D Runciman v P McQueen. Div 5; 5pm D Fisher v B Doran, T Ashworth v S Truesdale, F King v D Williams. SWIMMING Mullumbimby Tristan Ludlow 11yrs recently competed in the 12yrs and under events at NSW Country Swimming C’ships in Sydney. He came 5th in 200m Back, 9th 100m Back, 10th 50m Back and some great PB’s. TABLE TENNIS Mullumbimby 30/7: open singles comp C Strybos; r/ up A Tabakoff. Doubles final J Rodger/A Tabakoff 3-0 from M Smith/C Strybos 13-11, 11-9, 11-8. Enquiries ring Mark 0409 473 517 or Chris 6684 1468. TENNIS Mullumbimby 27/7 Womens Comp: Div 1: Hawks 6/33 d Kookaburras 2/21, Nightingales 8/36 d Magpies0/19; Div 2: Albatross 5.5 d Doves 2.5, Bowerbirds 8/36 d Flamingos 0/9. New women’s spring/summer comp starts early Sept. Contact Betty on 6680 1449. Men’s comp starts on 4/8 at 6.30pm. Mixed comp starts on 6/8 at 6.30pm. All tennis enquiries ring Greg on 0427 788 773. SQUASH Brunswick Heads 4/8 Rnd 14 OS Skips Comp: 6pm Hit and Run v Lounge Lizards, Flash v Brewers, Duty No Mercy. 7pm Mixed Chickens v No Mercy, Duty Flash. 6/8 Rnd 13 OS True Value Comp: 6pm Mums the Word v Snickers, Go Go Girls v Tripods, Volleys v Kaos,com, Duty Pink Flamingoes. 7pm X Factor v Red Frogs, Pink Flamingoes v Barefoot Bandits, Cosmic Kittens v Chilli Twist, Duty To play phone 6685 1794.

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Remember when Scott Sattler dropped the runaway Todd Byrne and kept Penrith in the 2003 grand final? Well, something similar happened just before half-time in Byron Bay’s nailbiting 16-10 win over arch rival Mullumbimby on Sunday. The Giants were ahead 10-6 and the Red Devils, after a month of poor results, were staring down the barrel of an ignominious decline that might see them finish out of the Five, with no opportunity to defend their title. The visitors’ two tries, to captain Andrew Moroney and half-back Chase Nelson, were embarrassingly soft – they both sauntered through gaps the width of the Sydney Heads – and, though the Bay were not lacking in effort, Mullum were steadier, more sure of themselves and gaining the ascendency. Centre Ryan O’Connell had crossed for Byron after Dean Allen, a calming influence throughout, tidied up some all too typical aimlessness on the sixth tackle to find space for his centre to dummy past his opposite. Now they were back in the Giants’ twenty and, against the run of play, threatening their opponents’ line – albeit without any obvious sense of how they might reach it. A Devil’s wayward pass was intercepted by Nelson and a deathly silence descended on the mob in the western outer as the number seven set sail for the clubhouse end of the

Showing Glen Godbee how they do it, the Devils wipe the smile off the Mullum Giant’s faces. Photo ‘Grapple Tackle’ Dawson

field. No defenders were within cooee of him … until … out of nowhere, a red shirt came blazing over the horizon. It was full-back Brad Lees – Byron’s most consistent through good and bad – and he hit Nelson like a scud missile. Not in one of those cute, text book, around the legs Steve Mortimer covering tackles, either, but a hammer and tong, ball and all, ‘get this into ya’ piledriver that both buried Nelson into touch and, in retrospect, resurrected the Premiers’ floundering 2009 campaign. Needless to say, the

Mother and son clean up in Mullum mixed fours

Mother and son golfing team Nerida and Damien Carsburg, won the Mullumbimby Mixed Foursomes Championship which was played on Sunday July 26 at Mullumbimby Golf Course. The event was sponsored by Hotel Brunswick and the 27 hole nett winners were Bob and Barbara Woolnough. Photo Wendy Ward

home supporters went berko and, more significantly, Byron got to the sheds only four behind. The second stanza was an arm wrestle. Byron’s execution was still wanting, but the commitment that they had been accused of lacking – a grievous charge to lay at the feet of any football side – was clearly evident. Mullum kept hammering away and at any moment could have sealed the victory – prop Dan Molenaar was held up under the posts – but they were re-

peatedly repelled by last-ditch defence. With twelve left on the clock and Byron bereft of any ideas that might get them a try, winger Duane Cahill – Yul Brynner in footy boots – took matters into his own hands, ran from dummy-half and planted the ball over the line to level the scores. His conversion was sweet as. Byron were ahead and the local derby atmosphere was torched. A touchie’s ruling denied the Giants a try in the corner soon after, their five-eighth

Battle weary Rams march on With four games in 11 days, the battle weary Byron Bay Rams showed no signs of weakness in their 5-2 demolition of a relatively fresh Lismore Workers outfit. Brazilian Thiago Priori signalled his return to form with a brilliant cross to Tom Ruhl to score in the first 10 minutes of the match, however, a set play from the Workers sent a low drive from Anthony Alvos past Keeper Kai Connell at full stretch to even the score soon after and it was game-on! Young utility player Yantra Whitling used his pace to work his way through the Workers midfield and defence and cut a ball across goal to Jordy Campbell who pounced on it and smashed it into the net. Whitling scored soon after from close range in a goalmouth scramble after two other Rams shots were blocked by a nervous Workers defence. In contrast Rams defenders Ian Lennie, Aaron RichterSteers and Jonathan Pierce all looked formidable after returning from major injuries.

Five minutes in from the half time break the Priori’s cross to Campbell caught the Workers keeper Thomas Chen off his line and Campbell chipped the ball over his head to take the score to 4-1. Although the Rams outclassed Workers all over the park in the second half, complacency crept in and allowed the Workers strikers some extra space and Cory Loft clawed back an easy goal. A desperate tackle brought Campbell down in the Workers box, however he wasn’t able to convert the penalty, with a brilliant save from the Workers keeper. Not to be put off that easily, he soon made amends with a fantastic hat trick goal after a pinpoint passing display through 4 Rams midfielders. This 5-2 win sends a warning that the Rams will be on the warpath to the semifinals and are determined to keep their spot in the top three of the competition table. The next game will be at home against Ballina.

Mullum to Bruns Early Birds The Mullum to Bruns Early Bird entries will close this Sunday, so don’t leave it to the last minute otherwise you won’t catch the worm and get a discount on your entry. Early Bird entries sent by pigeon post, need to be received by Friday August 7. Walkers will find the Mullumbimby Public School’s P&C Association will have breakfast available before the event – coffee, hot chocolate, bacon and egg rolls and breakfast muffins will be served, the proceeds will go to the school. The breakfast will be a great social warmup before the actual warm up before the race. There will be a free massage available for the finishers at the Banner Park Housie Shed from 9 am. Rainbow Dragons Abreast will also paddling from Mullum to Bruns. Leaving Mullum at about 8am, they expect to be at Banner Park at about 10am. This year the funds raised for Scott Hogan was marched for mouthing off at said touchie and, as the seconds ticked away, a knock-on from Mullum’s Jason Willis drew cheers of approval from the red crowd that were as raucous as any heard all day – you should’ve been there. As icing on the cake, Allen, changing the point of attack, grubbered to Cahill’s wing on the last and the King of Siam won the race to touch down for the 16-10 scoreline. As Sunday arvos go, it was up there.

the event will be shared between the P&C Associations of Mullumbimby Public School and Mullumbimby High School, as well as the Brunswick Valley Rescue Squad and the Indigenous Australia programs of Oxfam. The Rescue Squad, the two P&C’s and the Uniting Church will be providing numerous volunteers to ensure the event will run smoothly. Mullumbimby Library has also embraced the event and have a display about the Mullum to Bruns and fitness. For any information about the event including how to enter, visit: www.mullumtobruns. or by post.

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Full moon August 6 10:55 Third quarter August 14 04:55 New moon August 20 20:01 Astronomical data First quarter August 27 21:42 and tides Full moon September 5 02:02 Day of Sun Sun Moon Moon High tide, Low tide, month rise set rise set height (m) height (m) 1 S 0629 1715 1259 0241 0458,1.08; 1714,1.54 1021,0.64 2 S 0628 1716 1350 0334 0554,1.12; 1802,1.59 0011,0.54; 1115,0.62 3 M 0627 1716 1444 0422 0640,1.18; 1845,1.64 0053,0.48; 1204,0.58 4 T 0627 1717 1540 0505 0718,1.23; 1923,1.68 0130,0.42; 1246,0.53 5 W 0626 1717 1635 0544 0754,1.27; 1959,1.71 0203,0.38; 1326,0.49 6 T 0625 1718 1730 0618 0828,1.31; 2031,1.71 0235,0.35; 1402,0.46 7 F 0624 1718 1824 0650 0901,1.34; 2105,1.69 0305,0.33; 1440,0.45 8 S 0624 1719 1918 0720 0936,1.37; 2138,1.65 0335,0.32; 1518,0.45 9 S 0623 1719 2012 0748 1012,1.40; 2213,1.58 0406,0.33; 1559,0.47 10 M 0622 1720 2107 0817 1049,1.43; 2249,1.49 0437,0.35; 1642,0.49 11 T 0621 1721 2204 0848 1130,1.45; 2330,1.39 0510,0.38; 1730,0.53 12 W 0620 1721 2304 0921 1215,1.46 0545,0.43; 1624,0.57 13 T 0619 1722 0959 0018,1.28; 1305,1.48 0628,0.48; 1929,0.59 14 F 0618 1722 0007 1043 0119,1.18; 1405,1.50 0419,0.53; 2049,0.58 15 S 0618 1723 0112 1134 0236,1.12; 1515,1.56 0825,0.56; 2212,0.51 16 S 0617 1723 0216 1235 0401,1.12; 1625,1.65 0939,0.55; 2322,0.39 17 M 0616 1724 0318 1342 0515,1.19; 1729,1.77 1049,0.48 18 T 0615 1724 0413 1453 0616,1.28; 1826,1.88 0020,0.27; 1151,0.39 19 W 0614 1725 0503 1605 0708,1.38; 1918,1.95 0111,0.16; 1247,0.30 20 T 0613 1725 0546 1715 0757,1.38; 2008,1.97 0158,0.09; 1342,0.24 21 F 0612 1726 0624 1822 0844,1.54; 2056,1.91 0242,0.07; 1435,0.21 22 S 0611 1726 0700 1928 0930,1.59; 2144,1.79 0324,0.10; 1528,0.23 23 S 0610 1727 0735 2031 1016,1.61; 2230,1.63 0404,0.17; 1621,0.28 24 M 0609 1727 0809 2134 1102,1.60; 2316,1.45 0444,0.26; 1715,0.36 25 T 0608 1728 0846 2235 1148,1.57 0522,0.37; 1811,0.46 26 W 0607 1728 0925 2336 0004,1.28; 1237,1.52 0600,0.48; 1912,0.54 27 T 0606 1729 1008 0057,1.14; 1330,1.46 0644,0.57; 2022,0.60 28 F 0604 1729 1054 0034 0200,1.05; 1431,1.42 0737,0.64; 2138,0.61 29 S 0603 1730 1145 0128 0318,1.02; 1540,1.42 0845,0.67; 2245,0.58 30 S 0602 1730 1238 0218 0434,1.05; 1643,1.45 0954,0.66; 2339,0.25 31 M 0601 1731 1333 0303 0530,1.11; 1735,1.50 1055,0.62 Time lags: Ballina Boat Dock: 15 min; Byron Bay: nil; Brunswick River Highway Bridge: high 30 min, low 1 hr; Mullumbimby: 1 hr 10 min; Billinudgel: 3 hr 55 min; Chinderah: high 1 hr 30 min, low 2 hr; Terranora Inlet: high 2 hr 10 min, low 2 hr 25 min; Murwillumbah: high 2 hr 30 min, low 2 hr 50 min. Tides in bold indicate high tide of 1.7m or more and low tide of 0.3m or less. Data courtesy of the National Tidal Centre.


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Mungo’s Crossword


Quick Clues

Cryptic Clues

ACROSS 1. Large seabird (9) 6. Tied, embroidered (5) 9. Sydney’s principal waterway (10,5) 10. Trigonometric ration (6) 11. Type of liqueur brandy (8) 13. Town on the river Thames; evidence of virginity (10) 14. Coniferous tree (4) 16. Fete, celebration (4) 17. Liner used for holiday trips (5,4) 19. Daily appointment for washing, especially for infants (4,4) 20. Whole, uninjured (6) 23. Source fruit for popular dry white wine (10,5) 24. Followers of Guru Nanak (6) 25. Flight of steps connecting two or more storeys in a building (9)

ACROSS 1. Strike right in a defeat and get the bird! (9) 6. Return transfer tied up (5) 9. Standard barge I have contains perfume right for Sydney flower (10,5) 10. Sebastian holds evil trig function (6) 11. Member, silver, brings container back for a liqueur (8) 13. Thames town lusted after by dirty old men! (10) 14. Long Christopher (4) 16. A convict back for a celebration (4) 17. Tom’s joint is a pleasure boat (6,4) 19. Swim around Winton – it’s the houre for a wash (4,4) 20 Sound in diplomacy (6) 23. Head about erection with angry confusion – it could make a fine drop! (10,5) 24. Audience looks for Punjabis (5) 25. Celebrity holds one with a receptacle, but it goes up and down! (9)

DOWN 1. Calves’ foot jelly (5) 2. Outback road in far north west NSW (10,5) 3. Learners, apprentices (8) 4. Ellipse (4) 5. Ancient Roman festival held at the time of Christmas (10) 6. Immature forms of insects (6) 7. Long yellow fruit (9,6) 8. Very inexpensive (4,5) 12. Chemical signals, especially for sexual attraction (10) 13. Very large quantities of money (9) 15. Adolescent, person between 12 and 20 (8) 18 Short musical pieces used to improve technique (6) 21. Topic, subject (5) 22. Tibetan monk (4)

Last week’s solution

DOWN 1. Stockmarket watchdog over soft – jelly, in fact (5) 2. Blacklist driver – mad to use this route! (10,5) 3. Learners turn over skill in ease, we hear (8) 4. Sports ground suitable for egg-andspoon races, perhaps? (4) 5. Roman God, and Roman other things, at an end-of-year party (10) 6. Al goes up and down to hold a meting, but it’s small and undeveloped (6) 7. Have cannabis, and munch a piece of fruit (9,6) 8. Crash land about right – silly ape, but it cost hardly anything (4,5) 12. Rings around, more coming up – and they’re sexually attractive (10) 13. Mendicant manures, says Spooner – making him untold wealth! (9) 15. Adolescent slurps green tea (8) 18. Confused stud takes ease, we hear, with short musical pieces (6) 21. Those people object to note topic (5) 22. The French mother a monk (4)

Mungo’s Crossword first published in The Week.

ARIES: You’ll adore this week’s entertaining games and dramatic shenanigans, but there’s definite problem potential if you’re being too forceful while someone else is having a fragile moment. Friday has accidents waiting to happen, so take care on the road, computer and even more importantly the tongue. TAURUS: Your own sensible selves are ruled by reason but this week’s all drama, attention seeking behavior and entertainment: an astropicture guaranteed to reacquaint even the most stay-at-home Tauran with their inner party animal. Not to mention rocketing you out of any comfortable rut you’d settled into… GEMINI: Even if the time doesn’t seem right, it’s worth considering an offer to sell an asset, as a follow-on effect could work well for you. Avoid signing contracts till next week though, keep things simple and don’t decide until every fibre of your being cries Do it.

In the six weeks since ticking that last box needed to become a Grandmaster, David Smerdon (pictured) has gone on a remarkable winning streak, culminating in victory at the ANU open last weekend. With the pressure off, having finally achieved the required Grandmaster ranking, Smerdon has taken out four titles - the NSW Open, the Oceania Zonal on the Gold Coast, Adelaide’s

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SCORPIO: Apart from Friday’s edgy energies, which need some fancy footwork and tactful handling, this week’s bravura brightens your perspective, adjusts your mindset, heightens your star quality and attracts some hot new admirers to the pleasure centres of Planet Scorp. Lucky you.

VIRGO: A premium week for making connections: business, personal and creative. But it’s dominated by fire and air elements which combine to produce yes, hot air, so take whatever’s inspiring from the pyrotechnic play of grandiose ideas and expansive promises but don’t rely on follow through.

SAGITTARIUS: This week’s celestial warmth reboots your zest for life in general and adventure in particular – though if its red hot social calendar has you on the run, be aware that too much multitasking will make you accident prone, especially round Friday’s racy Sagittarius moon.

Play at Byron Services Club, Mon 7-10pm Checkmate Open and the ANU top seed conceded two draws, Open – missing out only at the to Canberra’s number two, International Master Andras Toth Gold Coast Open. For more than a year after and to former Australian Junior achieving his third Grandmaster Champion Junta Ikeda and was result in 2007, Smerdon had not always in control during his struggled for form; so much so five wins. that when Australia’s team for In fact Ikeda, who already the 2008 Chess Olympiad was boasts a number of Grandmaster selected, Smerdon was a marginal scalps, could have caught choice for board two, far behind Smerdon on the line but in the the undisputed Australian num- final round was held to a draw ber one Zhao Zong Yuan. by another junior, Sydney’s Max Yet over the past seven months Illingworth and was forced to Smerdon has steadily closed the settle for second place. gap between himself and Zhao Smerdon’s best win, given to the point where, given a below, came in the second round, strong performance by Smerdon against Sydney’s James Watson. in November’s World Cup, the two could conceivably be bat- ANU Open 2009 White: D Smerdon tling for top spot when the 2010 Black: J Watson Khanty Mansiysk Olympiad team Opening: French Defence is picked. 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 d4!? 4.Ne2 c5 5.d3 Smerdon’s victory at the ANU Surprisingly preferring a closed position to the Festival, which attracted 81 play- main line 5.c3 Nc6 6.cxd4 cxd4 7.Qa4 Bc5 8.b4! ers to its showcase event, was which works out well for White. perhaps his least convincing per- 5...Nc6 6.g3 Bd6 7.Bg2 Nge7 8.0-0 0-0 9.c3 formance of recent times. The e5 10.Nh4 f5

CAPRICORN: You’re already blessed with drive, determination and diligence – this week adds an extra edge of sassy style. Right now others need attention and plenty of it but they’re definitely not into criticism, so if you can’t find something to admire, hold your fire. AQUARIUS: If you’re in the mood to live it up and seize the day, this week’s high spirits and lavish laughs should satisfy your appetite. For Aquarians in a more moderate mode (are there any?), a bit of cheek will be appreciated and bold moves applauded. PISCES: This self-publicizing week urges you to showcase your ideas. Or yourself. It admires flair so go ahead, dress to impress and knock their socks off. Even if others don’t know it, your juicy fluid moves are just what the present hot dry astral climate needs… Sensibly not sitting and waiting for White to launch a kingside attack. 11.f4 Rb8!? 12.Kh1 exf4 13.gxf4 Ng6?? (See diagram) Poor judgement, positionally and tactically. After 13...Be6, Black would have nothing to fear. 14.Nxg6! hxg6 15.e5! Bc7 16.Qb3+ Rf7 An unfortunate necessity since 16...Kh8 allows 17.Rf3 with 18.Rh3 checkmate to follow. 17.Bd5 Qe8 White could now win slowly by liquidating on f7 but instead Smerdon goes for the throat. 18.cxd4 cxd4 19.Bd2 Kf8 20.Rf3! Rd7 21.Rh3 Ke7 22.Be6 Rd8 23.Bc4 b5 24.Bb4+ Nxb4 25.Qxb4+ 1-0 ANU Open leading final scores: 1.Smerdon (ACT) 6/7; 2.Ikeda (ACT) 5.5; =3.Illingworth (NSW), Searle (SA), Ambrus (ACT), Yuan (ACT) 5. a








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LIBRA: Be patient with ego trippers this week, because someone who could be extremely helpful to you financially is likely to be one of those trippers. Use the F word to your advantage (not that one, though it’s tempting) because flattery works a treat on this week’s people.


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GAS FITTERS & SUPPLIERS BRUNSWICK VALLEY GAS SUPPLY. FREE DELIVERY, NO RENTAL ................................66801575 FEDERAL ELGAS .......................................................................................... 66212743 or 66884000 MULLUMBIMBY GAS WORKS Service & installation. Lic No L11487 .................................66842171

GLAZIERS OCEAN SHORES GLASS AND SCREENS Glass splashbacks Lic No 61205C .........................66803333

GRAPHIC DESIGN ACCENT COLOR Web Design & Construction .......................................................................66856236 ACCURATE EXPRESSIONS Print & we b design, email marketing, business templates....66853406 BONNIE AUNGLE GRAPHIC DESIGNER / ILLUSTRATOR ...0488 156283


For all your local handyman services Prompt service. Free quotes. All areas. No Job too small.

0424 982 935 HEALTH

t05)&3)&"-5)3&-"5&%4&$5*0/4*/5)*44&37*$&%*3&$503:: Chiropractic, Couselling, Dentests, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE Dr Adam Osborne .................................66857366 ACUPUNCTURE CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE M Collis .................................................66857001 ACUPUNCTURE Amare Pearl, massage, realignment ..........Byron 66858538 or Mullum 66841511 ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Postural re-education for pain, stress/dysfunction. M. Hayes ...66809770 AYURVEDA Consultations, massage, treatments ................................................... Jacinta 66843165 BONES FOR LIFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTIONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jenny Groves .......................................66842738 CRANIOSACRAL BALANCING Najma Ahern. Practitioner, tutor and trainer ....................66846444 CRANIOSACRAL, CHIROPRACTIC, OSTEOPATHY David Ackerman ...............................66884136 FELDENKRAIS Jenny Groves ..............................................................................................66842738 MULLUM HOMEOPATHY Christina (Ina) Buhse registered classical Homeopath..............66841028 MULLUMBIMBY HERBALS Naturopathy, Massage, 79 Stuart St .....................................66843002 MULLUMBIMBY MEDICAL CENTRE 60 Stuart St ............................................................66841511

CranioSacral Therapy Gentle and effective treatment for trauma, neck & back pain, injuries, headaches, depression, anxiety, insomnia and a wide range of issues related to the nervous system... Evaluating and enhancing the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural capacity for self-repair.

Kala Bodkin BCST 6684 8097




BYRON WEDDING & PARTY HIRE 66855483 MULLUM HIRE Builders, party and much more 66843003 TRUCK WITH CRANE & GENERAL CARRIER Large & small lift & carry jobs...................66846789


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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REBATE SCHEME For an obligation free quote call (07) 5524 5540

INTERIOR DESIGN KATE PLATT Interior Designs, 888416 or 66807606 SPACE STUDIO Interior designers and project managers. .......66809921


Over 20 yrs experience - friendly reliable service Ring Dean on 0417 856 212

MINI EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT HIRE Ian Mathison 0428 842 285 AH 6684 2285 Servicing the Byron Shire and beyond


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0421 724 255





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LANDSCAPING & EXCAVATION A NORTHERN RIVERS TRENCHING 65HP chain trencher and mini excavator..............0402 716857 BRUNSWICK VALLEY DIGGER MAN Excavator & tipper hire ............................ Matt 0427 172684 BRENDON POWELL Bobcat, excavator, tipper & auger. All jobs...................................0404 988222 CREATIVE LANDSCAPE DESIGN Richard Maguire ......................................................0409 927790 GECKO LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS All aspects of landscaping & design. Lic 212479C..0415 755337 JONLEA LANDSCAPES Paving & landscaping ..................................................... Jono 0412 871438 PROFESSIONAL LOCAL LANDSCAPER Specialising in retaining walls ......................0409 159699 WOLLUMBIN LANDSCAPES PTY LTD Lic 177725C ............................................Kurt 0400 378883


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â&#x20AC;˘ 1.5t, 6t & 12t Excavators â&#x20AC;˘ Bobcat â&#x20AC;˘ Grader â&#x20AC;˘ Post Hole Borers

â&#x20AC;˘ Compaction roller â&#x20AC;˘ Rock hammer â&#x20AC;˘ All building works â&#x20AC;˘ Bush clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Dams â&#x20AC;˘ Road construction â&#x20AC;˘ House, tank and site levelling â&#x20AC;˘ All general earthmoving Nick

For a free quote call Mark on 6684 3542 or mobile 0410 520647

Unit 5, 21-23 Tasman Way, Byron Bay Arts & Ind. Est. (02) 6680 7007


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MULLUM MASSAGE .................................................................................. Gavin Cook 0423 539518


Phone David on 0412 767 546


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BACKHOE 4WD & BOBCAT HIRE All Excavations & Roadworks

Experienced Local Operators Servicing Byron Shire & Surrounds John Coe JB 0408 841 576 0414 838 069


Owner/Operator in Byron Shire since 1981 ,IC.OC

0427 788 773

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BILLINUDGEL TYRES & BATTERIES ..................................................................................66802366 CAR BODIES REMOVED Any condition, for quote phone Mark .....................................0427 660641 CAR BODIES REMOVED FREE $$$s PAID .................................................. 66845296 or 66845403 FRED HENRY MECHANICAL REPAIRS Billinudgel.............................................................66802155 MECHANICAL REPAIRS, WARREN SIMMONS Byron Bay .................................................66858500

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NATUROPATHY GREG FREDERICKS NATUROPATH ..................................................................................66859775

OSTEOPATHY ANDREW HALL Biodynamic cranial. New Brighton...........................................................66802027 BANGALOW Jodie Jacobs ...................................................................................................66872337 BANGALOW PROFESSIONAL CENTRE Paul Jackson .......................................................66871683 BRUNSWICK HEADS OSTEOPATHY Sue Broadbent, Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday ..............................66851126 BYRON OSTEOPATHIC CARE Eve Schoenheimer, Kristy Buist & Toby Francis ...................66807575 NORTH COAST OSTEOPATHY .......................................................................Jodie Jacobs 66857517

PAINTING AD PAINTING by John Hand Lic 13246C ................................................0413 185399 or 66841249 BYRON PRO-PAINT Quality guaranteed, competitive prices, free quotes. Lic 87771C Ben 0418 662281 DEREK BULLION PAINTING Free quotes Lic R98818 ...........................0414 225604 or 66805049


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&2%%#!,, PHYSIOTHERAPY ANTHONY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ORSOGNA Physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture Suffolk Park 1 Bryce St.. 66853511 BANGALOW PHYSIOTHERAPY Craniosacral, Massage, Pilates & Acupuncture. Libbie Nelson, Renata Tenta, Liz Thomas, Nathan Collins, Jill Levingstone. Lot 1, Ballina Road, Bangalow ..66872330 CLAUDIA MIRDITA Craniosacral therapy, physiotherapy....................................................66857222 CONTINENCE / PELVIC FLOOR Janelle Angel. 3/10 Station Street, Bangalow .................66872337 PETRA KARNI Physiotherapy, craniosacral therapy, Alexander technique, Byron Bay ......66807207 NICK EDMOND, MARTINA RIGBY Physiotherapy, acupuncture & craniosacral therapy â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Govindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby. Monday, Wednesday, Friday ..................................66843255

OCEAN SHORES PHYSIOTHERAPY NIGEL PITMAN ......................................................66803499 PAULA RAYMOND-YACOUB Acupuncture and physio........................................................66851646

PICTURE FRAMING ARTISTS CANVASES Premium cotton/linen, unbeatable prices .......................................66808010 BILLINUDGEL CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING 7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel .......................66803444 CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING @ BYRON ART SUPPLIES 3/97 Centennial Circuit.........66808010 HAIKU FRAMING & DESIGN 144 Jonson St, Byron Bay ...................................................66807891




Very good value ready made CREATEART + superior PROFESSIONAL custom made = a huge choice of canvases for all your coloured dreams!

ACCENT COLOR The Copy & Laminating Shop ....................................................................66856236

in black or white, cotton or linen and 4 different depths!

Still @ the centre

NORTH COAST PRINT SOLUTIONS Design and Printers ....................................................66858264

p: 6685 5808


451 186 / 6680 4660

PLUMBERS A+ JARRAH DAVIDSON Plumbing, draining, gas fitting & roofing. Lic 187712C ........0438 668025 BILL CONNORS Plumber & drainer Gold Lic No L1051 CA 1221 ........................................66801403 BRETT SEKAC PLUMBING Maintenence & renovation specialist. Lic 167049C ...........0410 620472 DART PLUMBING Plumbing, roofing, gas service. Lic. 1175539C ................................0421 334515 I LOVE PLUMBING Call Steve Lic 148904C ....................................................................0412 916140 MARK CORBETT Plumbing, draining, gas fitting. Lic 13121..................66877645 or 0418 210802 PLUMBING, DRAINS, LP GAS Dennis McKinnon Lic L6616 .................66878191 or 0400 726610

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RUBBISH REMOVAL ABOUT BYRON SHIRE Rubbish removed/recycled .............................................Mark 0421 932945 BEST SKIPS BANGALOW 2m2, 4m2, 6m2 bins ......................................0417 458149 or 66871544 OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialists ............................................................... Jim 0412 161564 1 centennial circuit byron arts & industry estate p 02 6685 8344 e w

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SEWAGE MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS Sustainable environmental outcomes Drainage, GasďŹ tting & Plumbing 6680 2358 / / 0407 439 805

SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS A1 SEWING MACHINES Since 1964 Leaders In Service ......................................................66847447

SOLAR INSTALLATION NEXT GENERATION SOLAR Installations by the solar professionals ...........................0421 726486


Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainage and Roofing maintenance Phone Steve 6680 1456 or 0409 181 353

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Green Earth PLUMBING

BAYWATER POOLS PTY LTD Design, construction. Lic 206487C..........66843489 or 0419 479921


6685 8108

Cape Byron Removals // /" Ă&#x160;*""Ă&#x160;"7 ,8 Grevillea St, Byron Arts & Industry Estate


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6684 2474 0427 842 474


Ready for work within & beyond Byron Brisbane Sydney backloading For careful service & great rates

phone 66801158 or 0408 004719




CHOPPY CHOP TREE SERVICE .............................................................66846650 or 0408 202184










131 546 UPHOLSTERY BANGALOW UPHOLSTERY Re-covering specialists: Bangalow Upholstery .......................66871553 BYRON BAY UPHOLSTERY Curtains & soft furnishings ........................66853745 or 0403 713303 DAVID ANDREWS Mullum/Byron. Upholsterer 25yrs exp. Supply fabrics & foam ............66846281

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Service Directory


VETERINARY SURGEONS BYRON BAY VET CLINIC 1/70 Centennial Cct. Rowen Trevor-Jones....................................66856899


MULLUMBIMBY VET CLINIC Neil Farquhar & Dr Richard Gregory ...................................66843818


BYRON SHIREWIDE TANK CLEANING Rainwater tank cleaning from $99 Full or empty. Minimum water loss. Also House maintenance. Phone Pete 6680 3098 or 0432 680 913

WINDOW TINTING TWEED BYRON WINDOW TINTING Serving the Shire since 2000 ..................................66802484

INDEX Agistment ................................ 47 Business Opportunity.............. 45 Businesses For Sale ............... 45 Bus Services ........................... 44 Cabins For Sale ...................... 45 Caravans ................................. 45 Car Service ............................. 45 Celebrants ............................... 43 Childcare ................................. 44 Clothing & Alterations ............. 44 Computers ............................... 44 Events...................................... 43 For Sale ................................... 44 Garage Sales .......................... 45 Halls For Hire .......................... 44 Health Notices ......................... 43 Holiday Accommodation ......... 45 House Sit ................................. 45 House Swap ............................ 45 Houses For Sale ..................... 45 In Memoriam ........................... 47 Lawyers ................................... 44 Lost & Found ........................... 47 Motor Vehicles ......................... 45 Musical Notes.......................... 47 Only Adults .............................. 47 Pets.......................................... 47 Positions Vacant ...................... 46 Professional Services ............. 43 Property For Sale .................... 45 Public Notices.......................... 42 Share Accommodation ........... 45 Short Term Accommodation ... 45 Social Escorts ......................... 47 Thank You ................................ 43 To Lease .................................. 46 To Let ....................................... 46 Tradework ................................ 44 Tree Services .......................... 44 Tuition ...................................... 47 Wanted .................................... 45 Wanted To Rent....................... 46 Weddings................................. 47 Work Wanted........................... 47


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PHONE ADS Ads may be taken by phone on 6684 1777

8.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1pm Monday 9am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm Tuesday to Friday Ads canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be taken on the weekend

AT OUR OFFICES ClassiďŹ ed ads may also be lodged at our ofďŹ ces: Mullumbimby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Village Way, Stuart St Byron Bay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 95 Jonson St

$13.00 for the ďŹ rst two lines (minimum charge) $4.00 for each extra line

1pm Monday for line ads

(these prices include GST) Cash, cheque or credit card â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mastercard or Visa. Prepayment required for: Garage Sales, Share Accommodation, Short Term Accomodation, Wanted to Rent and Work Wanted classiďŹ cations.

Ink Brush Painting

Sumi-e & Calligraphy classes held Wed & Fri 10-12.30pm at Ewingsdale Phone Ester 66847609, 0412221576 POETRY AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE Wâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;SHOP 5 Friâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starts 14/8. Ph Laura 66801967 HIP HOP SCHOOL for boys & girls, Thurs, Byron Scout Hall 7-9 yrs, 3.30-4pm, 10+ yrs 4-5pm $8/$11 for 1st class, then term payments required. Ph Dani 66803774

BE A STAR! Sassy Salsa Party, Fri 14 Aug, Ewingsdale Hall, 7.30pm . Dress up, prize, performance. Dani 66803774 CHANNELLED GUIDANCE via clairaudient Shelley Neller. Phone 66853587

W O O DW O R K Courses in August phone Patt 66843160

With over 45+ years of invaluable experience as a Psychic, Consultant, Medium, Counsellor and Advisor for business, personal, career and relationships. I can offer a level of accuracy, a depth of compassion and proven psychic gifts, and I request that you do not reveal your particular enquiry. All sessions by appointment only.

Account enquiries

6686 4534 Annabelle.

Phone 6685 5222





Catrine Irwin 66854898 Byron Bay

Internationally exp, accurate & reputable. PENDRAGON Ballina. 66867694 MIDDLE EASTERN

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PUBLIC NOTICES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CLASSIFIEDS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Can be booked any time during business hours Monday to Friday by phoning 66841777. Please be very clear about what you want to have printed in your ad. Our Echo staff will read your ad back to you. Please help us by making sure we have correct details and phone numbers. Please also have your credit card ready for ALL ads placed over the telephone.

WILD NIGHTS Compassionate Existential Inquiry Sexual Secrets for Men & Women with Oceana and John The Shed 29-30 Aug Intro Evening 7pm Thursday 13 August at The Shed 6680 3504 6681 1547

PHOTOS All photos handled by The Echo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all care & no responsibility taken. SUBSCRIBE TO THE ECHO If you want to be sure of your copy each week, or if you have a friend whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to have a subscription, why not send them one? $35 per quarter or $125 per year, post incl. Write to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Echoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6 Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby 2482 including payment in advance.

DEADLINE 12pm Monday for display ads


Only a few spots available. Call now. Starting August 10, 2009

INDOOR FUN and FITNESS CIRCUS CLASSES FLYING TRAPEZE ALL AGES WELCOME BIRTHDAY PARTIES Circus skill class + swing on High Flying Trapeze $23 For more info and class timetable: or call 6685 6566 CIRCUS ARTS Byron Entertainment Centre 17 Centennial Cct, Arts & Industry Park, Byron Bay

BYRON BAY STOCK EXCHANGE Become a founding member.





Learn TAROT with Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leading Tarot Master

MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;SLINE SUPPORT COUNSELLORS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Willing to listen. Ph 66222240 7pm-11pm every night.


louise barrow. NEED A LOGO? NEED A WEBSITE? NEED A BROCHURE? NEED AN IDENTITY! louise is a graphic designer based in byron bay who produces intuitive graphic design with meaning and sheer quality. for a free quote call louise on:

A Spot of Paint

Ceramic & Art Studio Ph: 6685 8981


9/18 Centennial Circuit Byron A & I Estate

- School Holiday Art Workshops - After School Art Classes - Kids Pottery & Sculpture Classes - Creative Birthday Parties - Adult Pottery Classes - Creative Birthday Parties

Dual Controls Relaxed & Professional Instructor Targeting Driver Education

BYRON BAY DRIVING SCHOOL Information & bookings: Bruce Butcher 0409 329 492

0401 294 252



Professional Certificated Tarot Course : Term 1 10 weeks Commences Saturday August 1st ENQUIRE ENROL NOW

x Tarot Readings x Courses x Astrology Charts x Hypnotherapy Listen to Matthew on Bay FM 99.9 Mondays at 11am 0416 272 142

"YRON3HIRE#OUNCIL #OUNCIL-EETING The following meeting of Council is scheduled to be held at Station Street, Mullumbimby.



Night Full Moon Meditation

at Abraxas Bookshop Thursday 6th August @ 6:30pm Donation only info 6685 5778 13 Lawson St Byron Arcade upstairs

42 August 4, 2009 The Byron Shire Echo


Ph: 6680 5792 or 0410 040 807

s-INUTESOF"YRON2EGIONAL3PORTAND#ULTURAL#OMPLEX0ROJECT Reference Group for ConďŹ rmation s2EVIEWOF%NVIRONMENTAL&ACTORS2%& "YRON2EGIONAL3PORT#ULTURAL Complex Please note the above listed agenda is subject to change. Please contact Council for conďŹ rmation of items to be heard. Requests for public access on any item in the agenda must be lodged with the General Manager or Mayor by 12 noon on the working day prior to the meeting. Public access will be heard at 9.00am on the day of the meeting. The agenda for the above meeting is available at Community Access Points and on Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at meetings prior to the meeting. %NQUIRIES-ELISSA-OORE OR ,ISA"RENNAN

DRUMMING GROUP Learn the song of the middle eastern drum & have lots of fun. 0434390338


RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOPS Individual, couple or family with future workshops in Fiji. 0434390338

Anna Parker

ART OF LIFE WOMENS RETREAT Ceremony Yoga Creativity Nurture Sept 18 - 20 call Marlena 0404486712

Dance the Tango

Angie returned from Argentina starts new begs term, Weds 5 Aug, 6.15pm, 8 weeks, $100, Ewingsdale Hall, Byron Bookings preferred. 66845297 CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE 6 wk beg series, Sat 8 Aug-12 Sept, $120, Byron. 0407006371 MULLUMBIMBY SOUP KITCHEN Neighbourhood Centre, Dalley Street, Wednesday 5pm. 66841816 Back by popular demand: THE AUSTRALIAN CANNABIS COOKBOOK @ Echo ofďŹ ces Mullumbimby & Byron Bay or

Exploring Drawing

Weds 9.30 - 12pm Mullum Drill Hall cost $15/$20. 66840272. Models wanted ASTROLOGY WORKSHOP CHRISTINE BROADBENT Astrologer for Wellbeing coming to Mullumbimby. Workshop 29 August. Personal readings by appt. Ph Margi 66842744


If you have an interest in playing social cricket on Sundays in Mullum from about 10.30am-5pm on odd occasions for the next few months, and you have some past cricket experience, email or call Simon on 66841777. There is a story about the Nick Shand Memorial Cricket series in this paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports pages.

Is something holding you back from living the life you want to live? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re serious about changing something in your life, Hypnotherapy combined with NLP can assist you to create powerful change... Or if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re curious about Past Lives or the Life Between Lives, call now to ďŹ nd out how Hypnotic Regression can provide you with answers, an understanding of who you really are and assist with healing...

Call Colleen now 0410 635 367


HOMESTAY SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME We are seeking households in the Byron Bay area (homestay and room only) to host international students who are attending our school. Experience the pleasure of offering hospitality and supplement your income in a way that is enjoyable and ďŹ ts perfectly into family life. Contact Damian at Global Village Byron Bay on 66809903 or email




Audrey Fisher Celebrant - 0414720081

( hand-made weddings & rituals ( JANE MEREDITH 66840061 - CEREMONIES FOR LIFE & LOVE

Tanya McGill

7EDDINGSs&UNERALSs.AMINGS Ceremonies with heart. Ph 0409224286


Celebrating love and lives 66803032.



LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD Free consultation. SANDRO 66805002 MEDIUM - CLAIRVOYANTCOUNSELLOR - ASTROLOGER Caring & professional. Liz Winter Dip. Prof. Couns. 66845346 COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY 2EGISTEREDs1UALIlEDs%XPERIENCED Pedro Campiao CMCAPA 0402632541


Reuben Barkley, 2nd gen. family trade. Pianos & Rhodes bought, sold & repaired. 66284475, 0422221116


Shoe Surgery now operating @ Sole Bros, Arts & Industry Estate. Surgery hours 8am - 5pm SHARANDRA CLAIRVOYANT formerly of The Laughing Buddha is now avail at her home for readings by phone or in person. Phone 66846471

EVENTS HAWAIIAN HULA DANCING new 4 week course starts Aug 11th, any age/colour/size, $70 course. 66854918


Tantra Taoism Love Event 29-30 Aug. Ph Oceana 66811547 Intro 7pm Thursday 13 August.

THANK YOU I WISH TO THANK the Mullum ofďŹ ce of the Nth Coast Area Health Service for your extreme understanding. I thank you so much for helping with my depression & anxiety, especially Daniel, understanding bloke. Thanks, Greg Hawkins



Clear subconscious sabotages. Reprogram patterns and beliefs. De-stress. Restore vibrancy and physical health. Clear allergies. SANDRA DAVEY, Reg. Pract. 66846914



Susan Allen CMCAPA PACFA Reg. Ph 66802805


& Counselling. Wendy Purdey. Relax, resolve, release & restore inner calm & clarity. BeneďŹ ts include insights, understanding & energy to create change. Enq welcome 66802630


Workshops in New Brighton. 66805098

MASSAGE $60 1hr

@ BODY BALANCE, 2/111 Jonson St Sun, Mon & Tues with Claire Hay Phone 0414243491 Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat with Herbert Phone 0408782834


Suffolk Park. 0458633869


BIRTH PREPARATION & DOULA Raine Sharpe 0409534052

Ph 0432265501

Pregnancy Yoga

Mon & Wed, starts 17/8. 0408833988

Debâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yoga Retreat Sat

15 and/or Sun 16 August Ph Deb 66845218,

New MUMS YOGA WITH TODDLER Starts Tues Aug 11 @ 11.15am at HeartSpace, Mullum Phone Emma 0410576267

COUNSELLING & MEDITATION BY DONATION For Inner peace, clarity & love Dru Jai 0415242485

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY Relationships, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issues, trauma & anxiety, 25 years exp. John 0417275005

Yoga for Mums


Phillippa Church B.Nat Natural Health Consultations with Christine Barnes empower you to live well longer. Using the best of science & nature to increase energy & improve health. Personalised diet, yoga & lifestyle programs available. Feel well now. Ph 0421379615

Mums & bubs, 10am Monday at Mullum Mums & toddler, 11.15, Tues at Mullum Pre-natal yoga, 9.30am Thurs at Bruns Phone Emma Grant 0410576267

FENG SHUI KINESIOLOGY clear sabotage, old beliefs, emotions, restore harmony. Ph Nadia 66804680

@ Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby

Digestive Disorders? r#PXFM)FBMUI5FTUJOH r-JWF#MPPE4DSFFOJOH Consultation by appointment.

with Anna, over 30 yrs exp. Palm & Tarot for insight & clarity, also Reiki Master. Ph 66847198, 0401399089

MASSAGE $40 1HR Swedish Relaxation, 7 days, Byron. Ph 0438024766

Bangalow (closed system). Angela 0414811993 or 66872226

Colonic Irrigation

BAppSc, Grad Dip Relationship Therapy Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

relationship counselling family mediation co-parenting coaching

6684 1401

tel: 0402 207 137



TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS vibrating on the body with Bowen Therapy, remedial, lymph, relax massage. 13 yrs exp. Funds. 0420476126

Kate Chase


for women

Join HarJiwan for the next 6 week WOW series Awaken your inner vitality and empower your life with Kundalini Yoga. TUESDAYS - Aug 18th to Sept 22nd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Temple Byron


Contact - 0419 344 842 or


Have this brand new Solar Star (solar hot water without the panels)TM hot water service valued at


Teenagers $6 per class

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$279*fully installed â&#x20AC;˘ Save hot water energy costs by up to 70% PA â&#x20AC;˘ Save up to 3000 litres of water PA â&#x20AC;˘ Save jobs buy Australian Made



9.30-11.30am Hatha Diana 3.30-5pm Hatha Diana TUESDAY 6.45-8.30am Ishta Joanne 9.30-11.30am Hatha (Intermediate) Deb 5.30-7.30pm Dru Yoga Diana WEDNESDAY 9.30-11.30am Hatha Beginners Diana 5.30-7.00pm Hatha Diana

9.30-11.30am Ishta 3.30-5.00pm Hatha 5.30-7.00pm Hatha

Joanne Diana Diana

FRIDAY 9.30-11.30am Hatha


SATURDAY 8.30-10.30am Hatha

Pennie & Paul

DRU YOGA with Diana Ewingâ&#x20AC;Ś breathing and gentle movements for everybody Tuesdays 5.30 - 7.30pm 9 Myocum St Mullumbimby 2482 Diana Ewing 6684 3431 Email:

Authorised Byron Bay and Ballina distributor

Help protect the environment

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ask us howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

* After federal and state government rebates *excluding electrical-on average $80

LicNo171930C suffolk park community hall corner alcorn street and clifford street bangalow studio and head ofďŹ ce 72 byron street, bangalow (parking at rear)


private sessons available call 6687 2031 or visit

6685 3943 / 0428 878 474

certiďŹ cate teacher training courses





Flo Fenton


Health Funds


Iyengar Yoga teacher since 1996











Level II : Wed 7-8.30am


Level III : Wed 10-12pm






students with 6 mths + exp students with 2 yrs + exp cost $15 class or 5 for $65

Julie 66 82 2083

Opening offer 20% off one hour Bodywork until the end of August. The Old Bakery, Suite 2 55 Burringbar Street, Mulllum m: 0422 918 412 h: 02 6684 0371

Yogalates/Pilates : mat work Yogalates/Pilates : mat work

bangalow bangalow

stretch with core stability

suffolk park

wednesday 6pm - 7.30pm thursday

9.30am - 11.00am Yogalates/Pranayama meditation bangalow 6pm - 7.00pm Yogalates : mat work bangalow


10am - 11.30am

stretch with core stability

suffolk park


8am - 9.30am

stretch and strengthen

suffolk park/bangalow

STUDIO 1 (Belongil Beach)

Ongoing training with Pixie Lillas & Iyengar family

New Space Opening 10 August Book in for 20 minute, neck and shoulders during lunchtimes 11 - 2pm or for the ultimate full session, bookings available Mondays to Fridays.

9.30am - 11am 6pm - 7.30pm

Specialising in Yoga Teacher Training

experience that makes a difference...

Julie Hodges PhD. Int. Jun. I

Jason Campbell


Special: unlimited classes for 3 months $195 Award winning DVDs available at our studios

Classes $15 5 Classes $60 $5 & $8 Charity Classes

Iyengar Yoga classes


suffolk park suffolk park

ATMS Accredited

Byron Yoga Lounge


Yogalates : mat work Yogalates : mat work

Tel 6685 9910



10am - 11.30am 6pm - 7.30pm


Suffolk Park



GOA, INDIA 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14 Nov 2009


Part Time Teacher Training

Sydney & Melbourne see website for details


51 Border St, Byron Bay




6 Byron St, Byron Bay

w w w. b y r o n y o g a . c o m

ph: 6685 8327

STUDIO 2 (Above Centrelink)

HolisticGym&HealthCentre 6am



M (6.30 - 8am)

(10 - 11am)


Pilates Mat Kristie

$8 Michael


Pilates Mat $8 Michael



Fitball Michael


Vinyasa Yoga Iyengar Yoga Beg. Class Claire



Dance Moves

Pilates Mat

NEW! QiGong (6 - 7pm) Rik

ABT Vibe (4 - 5pm)


Pilates Mat Michael

Iyengar Yoga Claire Boxercise

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Impro Play"

(6 - 7pm) Michelle

Anna & Debra

Pilates Mat Vinyasa Yoga Iyengar Yoga (4.30 - 6pm) Community Night Claire Claire $8 Michael Every Friday night 4pm-7pm

Pilates Mat Iyengar Yoga Louisa Claire

Join in the fun and get fit! Only $8. Teens welcome.

Massage with Francisco Francisco offers a unique fusion of remedial & deep tissue specialised techniques for chronic knotted, tense or damaged muscle tissue, tendons and joints. Treatments are aimed at restoring equilibrium to oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life from within.

August Health Special Colonic, 1hr Massage, Sauna & fresh juice $149 (RRP $210)

Kickstart your health!

Mullumbimby... the healthiest place on earth

Sign up during the month of August for 6 months* and receive a 10 Class Visit Pass valued at $130

35 Burringbar Street Mullumbimby

*Direct Debit membership only


6684 2719

The Byron Shire Echo August 4, 2009 43

DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE 8 week Satyananda Chakra Sadhana course, Mon 6.30-8am, 10 Aug-28 Sept. Byron Guides Hall. Info & bookings phone Riddhi 0439909330


Deep tissue relaxation and 4 hand massage, 20+ years exp. 7 days. Warm towels. Bernie 0407431588


Gentle Chiropractic & Osteopathic treatments with David Ackerman. Phone 66884136 Health Funds and Medicare Rebates

Cranio Sacral

with Martina Rigby, Physiotherapist, at Mullum Physio Centre 66843255 at Eureka 66884028 Health Fund Rebates SILENT INSIGHT MEDITATION RETREAT : â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Awakening to Truthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Radha Nicholson & Will James. Aug 7th-14th at Sangsurya, Byron Bay. See: or call Ben 0422730884

Pregnancy Wâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;shop for Couples

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;YOGA & GIVING BIRTHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sat 15 Aug, 9.30am-12.30pm, Bruns Enquiries Natasha 0437790861 and Emma 66851166

BODY BALANCE MASSAGE Quality therapeutic bodywork, 20 yrs experience. Herbert 0408782834

ALTERATIONS, SEWING & REPAIRS Phone on 66855976 or 0411530670


Tarot + Massage Intuitive Kahuna $50. Kathy 0401573990

BYRON 2 BRISBANE EXPRESS City/Airport 2 hours. 1800626222

TRACEY FOSTER One of Byronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best Remedial therapists. mobile serv. 0413432584. Health rebates OSTEOPATH A biodynamic approach to Osteopathy in the cranial ďŹ eld


CHILDCARE s#/.3#)/53#(),$#!2%s Exp loving, caring nanny, great refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Casual OK. Linda Flower 0421892812 ARE YOU LOOKING for an exp, loving nanny? Valentina 0421917501

New Brighton, 66802027, Thurs, Fri. Not your usual Osteopathy. BEST MOBILE MASSAGE therapeutic 20yrs exp. Phone Julie 0419339319


HALLS FOR HIRE EWINGSDALE HALL AVAILABLE for your next function. Ph 0421878556



Accredited courses and sessions WWWREBIRTHINGCOMAUs




Excavator & tipper hire. 0427172684

Movement classes for ďŹ tness and wellbeing. Ph Julie 0402980805


FREE QUOTES $)3#/5.43&/234/2-$!-!'%

6684 9137 or 0427 347 380



COMPUTERS ).4%2.%4s$!4!"!3%s$)')4!, FileMaker Pro Specialist 11th Hour Group Pty Ltd. WWWHRGCOMAUs MOBILE PC TROUBLESHOOTING Trusted, reliable, prompt service. Ph Daniel 66801713, 0422804449 ABN 62 546 908 048


See ad in the Service Directory Phone Tom 66855504

START THE WEEK WITH SATYANANDA YOGA Monday early morning class, 6.30-8am General class - beginners welcome Byron Bay Girl Guides Hall Carlyle St, just behind the tennis courts. Phone Riddhi, fully accred Satyananda Yoga teacher on 0439909330


Phone Judy Leane on

FOR SALE VACUUM BAGS To suit most makes & models BRIDGLANDS Mullumbimby. 66842511



THAI MASSAGE 1.5 hrs $50, home visit $60. Ekka, 7 days 66804478. Traditional

Phone Matt 0427172684


.com www. Acupuncture, massage. Mullum 66841511, Byron 66858538

TIMBER, pine, treated pine, hardwood, mouldings, sleepers, fencing, Koppers logs, ply, MDF, lattice, made to order. Brims Builders Hardware, Mogo Place, Billinudgel. Phone 66801718


REMEDIAL DEEP TISSUE Health Fund Rebates. Ocean Shores Peter 66801654, 0427133311

SWEDISH Massage Ocean Shores, 1.5 hrs $80.

Byron Bay Bobcat IAN MILGATE 0412853479

Susan 0411409123





ROYAL TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE Deep tissue, sports injuries, therapeutic, personal trainer service, home visit by Friday Imasuen, 8 yrs exp. 0432102365

All areas, bobcat & tipper hire, augers, rubbish removal, site clearing

STRUCTURAL BODYWORK Cranio, Egbert Weber. 0428839009

blockages. Sewer machine available. Gary Potterâ&#x20AC;Ś All Areas. Ph 66871348s,IC,

BEST HAWAIIAN Lomi Lomi massage, med & deep, 1 or 2hrs. John 0411842117 MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Remedial sports massage, health fund rebates, $50 1hr, $30 1/2 hour Phone Patrick 0410155044 TANTRA FOR HEART & SOUL Enhance/reconnect life & relationships Shauna 0417803481

SEX THERAPIST Put joy back in your love life


Alison Rahn, Mullumbimby. 0432599812


ASHTANGA YOGA Mon-Sat at 9:30am. All levels welcome.


6685 5457

Also new beginners courses. Next beginners course starts 17 August, bookings essential. Enquiries ph Sam 0412147020 DEEP TISSUE + Ayurvedic massage, reďŹ&#x201A;exology, $45. Vicky 0401344047

ACUPUNCTURE - Massage - Herbs Alex Grant 0410576367

VINYASA YOGA First class free. Ph 0450621482 LAWYERS

MORNING COURSE 6 Classes 7.00am Mon, Wed, Fri For 2 weeks at The Yellow Church

STARTS 17th August Bookings only call Pennie and Paul

6684 0112

SEWER CHOKES Sewer, Drainage & Storm Water 3EPTIC7ASTE2EMOVAL

LAHAY Clothing manufacturers. Manufacturing for wholesalers, shops & market stalls. Ph Jocelyn 66846665, Mon - Fri (bh)

44 August 4, 2009 The Byron Shire Echo



Call Andrew Wilson 6687 7674 / 0412 558 890

After hours & emergency service available

Road base, gravel, blue metal and metal dust. ALL SIZE DELIVERIES. Phone 66845517, 0418481617


from $10.50sqm & Bamboo Flooring. For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 66884188 - sample & brochure COBBLESTONE, PAVERS hand made Ph 66872254

BILLINUDGEL LANDSCAPING SUPPLIES Cypress & T. Tree mulch, Koppers logs, sleepers etc All your gardening needs. 66804555 WARDROBE large dbl with three doors and two drawers, white, as new, not used, $200 ono. Ph 66843407



Build Environmentally

Reliable Professional Service Cherry Pickers Stumpgrinding 12 to 18 Inch Chippers FULLY INSURED $20 MILLION

6684 4421 0402 364 852 Qual. Arborists, Hort & Tree Surgeons

with rammed earth.. ! ÂŚ!Upubmmz!Ă&#x;!sf!qsppg ! ÂŚ!Ijhi!jotvmbs!qspqfsujft ! ÂŚ!Fydfmmfou!bdpvtujdt ! ÂŚ!Dpvodjm!bqqspwfe ! ÂŚ!Sftjefoujbm0dpnnfsdjbm



BEDS - MATTRESSES - ENSEMBLES Best brands. Best range. Sleep Zone, Bridglands, Mullumbimby. 66842511 TV 62cm & digital set top box, $150 ono. Wireless access point & DVD for computer $50. Rheem Stella hot water system, $600 ono. Ph 0412394932

METAL FENCE with dble gates, 5 lengths 900 x 3m, $300 ono. Ph 66842326 ZENTAI FUTON queen size platform bed, Wenge, as new, paid $449 sell $200. Phone 0401207659 MOSQUITO TRAP mega catch mosquito trap, 9 attractants, $500. Phone 0414848222 PIANO 1920s upright, iron frame, fully recond, nice tone $1750. Ph 66871597

FORM WORK for concrete. Over 150m with stakes. $100. Suffolk 0419691234

By appointment only

s&ENCEPOSTSs(ARDWOODPOLES s3LEEPERSs0ALINGFENCETIMBER s/FFCUTSs"ANANAPROPS s$RUMMEDMOLASSESs&IREWOOD Kings Creek, Mullumbimby Mark 6680 4284 / 0427 490 038 Karen 0427 804 284

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CARPET MATS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from 50 cents each at Ray Towers Carpets, Mullumbimby Industrial Estate.

FIREWOOD Delivered to your door. 0434012215

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HEALTH CLUB membership, 4 months, great choice of classes. 66853318


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Byron Bay Phone 66855883

0408 110 006

WOOD SHAVINGS suit gardens, stables, eco-toilets. Phone Stan 0412429156

GRASS FED YEARLING BEEF $8/KILO Paddock to plate delivered. Phone 65699306, 0427045226

Accredited. Phone 0422138644

Brunswick Heads Fully equipped

Wooden railway sleepers, concrete sleepers, garden ornaments & pots, mulches, soil, metals, gravel & more. Mon-Fri 7.00am-5pm, Sat 7.00am-2pm. 1176 Myocum Rd, Mullum. 66842323

WASHING MACHINE auto $170, fridge 2 door $250. Phone 0413589388

*Magenta Massage* Swedish 1hr - $50. 6 days, Mullum CBD.

Pilates Studio

WARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Landscape Supplies

BABY & CHILDRENS ITEMS â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BRUNS KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Specialising in recycled baby & childrens needs, clothes, toys, books, prams, high chairs. Next to Bruns Bakery

with Joanne Tues 6.45-8.30am Thursdays 9.30-11.30am Good for beginners, back care and special needs. Yellow Church, Mullumbimby Phone 66843654

East Coast

GOOD used furniture bought and sold Bridglands Mullumbimby 66842511


WRITERS FESTIVAL 3 day pass $170. Must sell due to illness. 66891791 BED futon base, wooden, queen, spring mattress g-cond, $150. Ph 66771712 FRIDGE $170 WASHING MACH $120. DRYER $100. Delivery 0412609519 MOBILITY SCOOTER vgc, purchased June 05, sell $2400 ono. 66843861



BLANK DVDs CDs & Mini DV tapes BRIDGLANDS Mullumbimby. 66842511



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AS NEW weight bench/bar bells $200, chest of 6 drawers $40. 0421195001 BICYCLES buy, sell, repair, recycle. Adult bikes from $50. Phil 0413779223


Lomandra, Flax, Yucca, Grass Tree, Lilly Pilly, Grasses, Succulents & much more. Ph 66805831, 0419771514


Selling hardwood, recycled timber flooring & cladding in bulk. Enq Tim 0421181363 NEW WINTER WETSUIT boys aged 14yrs, worn 3 times, Billabong Solutions, 3/2 fully sealed, $200 ono. 0408798511 HOME GYM equipment: full body excellent massage chair $1000, Vibro Impulse $350, Abkingpro $90, AOK inflatable ball $80. Phone 66871256 PINE TRUSSES x 17, 7 metre span $1000 the lot. Phone 66855991


JEWELLERY & METAL COLLECTIVE *Support Local Artisans* *Quality jewellery at Studio Prices* Ti-Tree Pl, A&I Est. 10am-4pm, 7 days

WANTED CAMPHOR LOGS minimum 400 diam, length 2m, we will collect & harvest if required. Ph 0427376227 CLUMPING BA M B O O large quantity, suitable for timber or shoots. 0429858500 GOOD used furniture bought and sold Bridglands Mullumbimby 66842511 OLD MOTORBIKE any make, any year, any cond. Will pickup. 0427109195 2ND HAND LADDERS planks & painting gear. Also tradesman’s trailer 6 x 4 ft with racks. Ph 0416158259

GARAGE SALES ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. MOVING HOUSE Everything must go! Lounge suite, beds, TV, Salamander etc. View online In house at 5 Berrimbillah Ct, Sth Golden Beach, Sat 8am. 0408803060 MULLUMBIMBY 7 Rush Crt, Sat 8am, Moving sale. All must go! O.SHORES 96 Balemo Dr, Sat 8-1pm. qual sporting equip, golf/cricket, clothing, etc. Plus furn & garden stuff. 66805934 63 LILLI PILLI Byron, coffee table, clothes, new t-shirts, plants, vinyl records, 2 seater & chair, girth 4 saddle 20 COOPER ST Byron, (left at Oasis sign) Sat & Sun 9am, vintage, new & near new clothes, boots, bags, accessories & much more MOVING SALE fridge, freezer, cupboards, double pram lots more. 54 Teak Cct, Baywood Chase, Sat 8am. RETRO WOMENS CLOTHES SALE Large quantity, good quality. 38 Patterson St, Byron Bay. 7am Sat 8/8 SUFFOLK 160 Broken Head Road, Sat 8am, clothes, furn, trash & treasure BYRON 21 Middleton Street cnr Marvel Lane. Moving sale, household goods, books, clothes, jewellery, 8am Sat BROKEN HEAD 594 Broken Head Road, with signs from Suffolk, moving sale, loads of stuff going cheap, Sat 8am

ADD A PHOTO OF YOUR CAR TO MAXIMISE ITS SELLING POTENTIAL Phone and ask our Echo staff for our special rates for car photos. 66841777


Local reg’d business 66845296 or 66845403 or 0413120970


$$$s for most. Phone 0418189324, 0438189323 HOLDEN VIVA HATCH ‘07 black, 12 months rego, new tyres, 12 month factory warranty $13,000 ono. Ph 66846436


Weekly rates, free delivery, 0423606595 NISSAN PINTARA ‘92 sedan, auto, air, p’steer, reg till Oct 09, 190,000km, reliable $2200. Ph 66850255 TOYOTA COROLLA 93 hatchback, auto, power steering, air-con, rego till 12/09, $3000 ono. Ph 0413258072 HYUNDAI EXCEL ‘97 manual, 6 month rego, a-c, CD, $2500. Ph 0432652196 TOYOTA CAMRY sw ‘99 V6 10 mths reg new tyres/batt $7000 ono. 0404866364 TOYOTA COROLLA ASCENT ‘05, 1.8L, very economical, excellent condition, low 44,000km, deceased estate, $15,800 ono. Ph 66841818 or 0417473803

HONDA CONCERTO ‘90 auto, central lock, p-window & steer, only 140,000km, $3900. Ph 66801001 or 0411581583 PINTARA GXE ‘87, manual, 216,500km, 1 owner, reg 3/10, $1200. Ph 66844488

ORGANIC & NATURAL FOOD STORE well established on Sunshine Coast $250,000 + SAV. Ph 0423185173 INTERNET FLORIST business for sale servicing Murwillumbah to Kingscliff. Comprises of 2 sites which both rank number 1 with all search engines. Established for over 2 years. Would suit a freelance florist or shop that would like to gain excellent web exposure. Low hosting fees. Contact Andrew 0406798766

HOUSES FOR SALE MORTGAGE BROKER, buyers agent property advice & the best finance deals & service around. Beat the banks. Michael Murray 0428555501

PROPERTY FOR SALE LARNOOK 160K 2acres dwell 1hr Byron 0413163658.

PROPERTY WANTED VENDOR FINANCE WANTED Hardworking motivated property manager looking for creative options to enter the property market in Mullumbimby. Need 25% finance, attractive rates & terms negotiable. Ph 0438188391, 66844560


CRAZY FOR FASHION? Aged 15-24? 10 wk course starts 28th July Tuesdays 3.30-5.00 Out with the anger and in with the calm – Tuesdays 9.30-10.30


movies, music, art, gaming, food and more…6-10pm


Supplied & fitted. Phone 66845296

Get connected on HOLDEN UTE 2000, low mileage, $4900. Phone 66853485


SUZUKI SIERRA ‘91 red, soft top, $3200 ono, econ. 66846786, 0488133034


August 15th - 12 noon onwards Thurs 20th August 6-10pm

TOYOTA VAN ‘94 immaculate, runs amazingly, $5500. 66853485

So young people, parents and community members come on in or call us for more info

BARGAINS 1999 Toyota Camry Wagon Auto, a/c, p/s, log book, roof racks, 4 cyl XBP934..................... $5,995 1999 Holden Acclaim Wagon Auto, a/c, p/s, full service history VNM093 .......................... $5,995 1998 Automatic Nissan Pulsar Q Hatch a/c, p/s, service history AFXION................... $5,450 Toyota Corolla 5 speed, a/c, p/s, service history ANI5LJ .......................................................... $2,450 Automatic Toyota Corolla Seca Hatch 108,939km, 1 owner, full log book, a/c, p/s QQW211 ....................................................................... $7,000


Ballina Car Centre

6686 5586

DLN 19950

young people matter

Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC) is managed by Byron Youth Service (BYS)

1 Gilmore Crescent Byron Bay EASY TO RUN lifestyle business, good returns, excellent cashflow, in Byron Bay. Ph 66856403, 0411443384 15 YEARS ESTABLISHED wholesale / distribution servicing local supermarkets & pharmacies $50,000 + stock & equipment Phone 0431165635 UNIQUE opp, original product, permanent market, festivals & much more. Huge potential, WIWO, $40,000. 0410004891

Lifestyle Business $2,990

2000 TJ Magna Exec wgn ANA-92R $6,990 ’99 Daewoo Nubira wgn 1.6, 5spd, air, steer VWM-446 2000 TS Kia Sportage 4x4, 5spd, air, steer WTF-455



‘98 VW Caravelle GLS 8 seater, 5 spd, air, steer, 2.5 EFI SN 1370 $11,990


STYLISH new relocatable cabins built to your requirements from $12,000. Easy delivery. Phone 0414769546




TOYOTA COASTER 11 mth rego, Holden red engine, duel fuel & batteries, good tyres & cond $8800 ono. 0437853971

CABINS / relocatable studios 6 to 10m long x 4.1w for sale or hire. 0410406334

FORD UTE ‘96, great runner, $2500 ono. Phone 66853485

25’ VISCOUNT with shower & toilet, freshly painted, $8500 ono. 0422022308

Buy at Dealers only through us. Ring David 0414306152 CHOICE MADE, $$$ SAVED.

NISSAN PULSAR ‘94 hatch, auto, air, p’steer, log books, very clean, central locking, $3900. Ph Cristle 0437324804

Dbl rm, Suffolk, 200m bch. 0408833988


‘94 Mazda 121 bubble 4 door man 5 speed SN 1368 $3,990

LANDROVER DISCOVERY 2001, one owner, many extras, exc cond, urgent sale, going o’seas, offers over $11,000. 0408761137

TOYOTA CAMRY ‘95, 162,000km, a-c, p-st, central locking, 11 months rego, serviced, great cond $3800. 66771977


$39 / DAY CAR RENTALS Weekly rates, free delivery, 0423606595

COMBINED SALE Sat 8.30am, Coral Ave, Mullumbimby, h’hold, baby clothes


1996 TOYOTA RAV 4 great small car, $4900 ono. Phone 0432560740

NEWRYBAR lovely large light filled 1 br f-f garden apt, $270pw elect incl. Ph 0423778164.


‘90 Toyota Seca 5 spd, air, steer SN 1396


PEUGEOT 307 hatch ‘03, 140,000 km all options, 12 mth reg, dark blue, exc cond, beautiful car $11,800 ono. 0431702354

WE HAVE OVER 30 CARS IN STOCK All vehicles supplied with NSW rego


FOR SALE Established for over 20 years Run by current owners for 6 years, 2 days per week. Hire & laundering of commercial mats to a wide range of businesses in the Byron Shire & beyond. Turnover - over $80,000 Nett approx $60,000 Significant growth potential Well priced to sell at

HOLIDAY ACCOM. WATERFRONT Brunswick charming 1 & 2br, f-furn apartments. Ph 66851631 BYRON 2br fully equipped cottage avail from 5 Aug for Writers Fest. 0410668570 ABSOLUTE WATER FRONT Beach retreat beautiful 180 ocean views luxury queen en-suite from $150pn including breakfast. 0414464345 PETS OK Mullum, lush, pool, spa, for single to family. Mia Casa 66844762 WRITERS FESTIVAL close to Belongil, lovely studio apart, reas rates. 66847610





2 bedroom holiday cottage Sleeps 6.

Call Reg on 0411 694 082

6684 9138

Includes Mats & Machines

BUSINESS OPP. WARNING The Department of Fair Trading has warned people to be very careful about responding to advertisements offering work at home. Readers should be wary if asked to pay money upfront for employment opportunities and never send money to a post office box.

BYRON BAY working person for fully-furn room, share bathrm, walk beach/town, $200pw no bills. Ph Peter 0431549803

SUCCESS - What does it take? 1- Knowing you can. 2- Finding the right vehicle. If you are looking for personal & financial success:

SUBARU LIBERTY ‘95 wagon, auto, Dec rego, serviced, clean, immaculate inside & out $6790. Ph 66849323

DLN 16701

Pre-purchase inspection from $40! Pink slips, service + repair. 10 Bonanza Dr, Billinudgel. 66804999

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER ‘89 model, duel fuel, $4400. 66853485

CAFE/RESTUARANT Brunswick Heads Suit Chef/partner. Ph Katy 0402368050

CITROEN XANTIA ‘94 reg March 2010, urgent sale, ref www.tradingpost_nth coast $3200. Ph 0410062493

SUNRISE 62 Sunrise Blvd, 9am, furniture, wardrobe, fridge, table, beds, birdcage


DAMAGED 1989 BMW 525i e34 sedan, manual transmission, rear back guard and some front guard damage, repairable or parts, rest of body very straight, no rust, 2 near new tyres, great engine & gearbox, uses no oil, $1000 unreg. 0428847482

SHORT TERM ACCOM. ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. MULLUM quiet fully-furn studio, $120pw Phone 66843250


BRUNSWICK SOUTH rural, s-cont, f-furn granny flat, $220pw. Ph 66844783 GOONENGERRY 2br house, fully furn, b’band, beautiful garden setting, up to 3 mnths. $400pw incl. Ph 66849139

OCEAN SHORES nice furn private room in huge house, own bathrm, WIR, swim pool, gym, b’band, near beach $200pw. long or short term. Ph 0438910689 O.SHORES considerate, clean, n/s pers to share lge beautiful f-f house, fireplace, 600m to bch, $150pw. Toby 0438758374 BYRON large sunny room, fully-furn, suit mature working pers, $160pw incl bills & w’less internet. 0403470162 SUNRISE single room for working person $140pw. 0401360331 BEACHSIDE SUFFOLK 2 rooms, fullyfurn, $150pw each. 0439771541

BYRON sunny rm great position friendly house fem pref $150 pw. Ph 0404873293

OCEAN SHORES self-cont unfurn granny flat, close to shops, suit resp worker, no pets, $165pw + bills. Ph 0412892777

STUDIO BYRON TOWN clean, tranquil, winter rates, available now. 0409062074

PATERSON ST Byron, fully-furn, quiet, long term, working person, $150pw. Phone 0438537768

ROOM available for Writers Fest, central location, $100pn. Phone 0408900134 BYRON self-cont bungalow $250 pw close beach/town, avail now 0413803069

BYRON sunny rm great position friendly house fem pref $150pw. 0404873293

BYRON BAY family are looking for a nanny/housekeeper for 2-3 months in exchange for full board, start immediately. Phone 0402686000

STOKERS SIDING rural large 2br peaceful house for 35+ yo, long term. Must have car, no pets, $150pw incl elec + 2 weeks bond. Phone 66779106, 0401448944

EWINGSDALE 1br, fully-furn cottage on one acre, avail till 1/12 $165pw incl elect, + bond. Ph 0450799871

BYRON 2 x f-furn rooms with dbl beds, walk to town & beach, n/s, d/f, $140pw each incl bills & w’less. 0421083675

SKINNERS SHOOT short term, 2 rooms, $250pw & $280pw. 0419972392

BYRON classy self-cont 1br treetop studio, huge balcony, qu bed, air-con $250pw sgl or $200pw & some work hrs. Phone 0437573391

BYRON STUDIO available now for 2 weeks, $250pw. Phone 0409387148

HOLIDAY/SHORT TERM FURNISHED ACCOMMODATION New Brighton/ North Ocean Shores Luxury, private, fully appointed, 3 bedroom home available for holiday rental – pool/spa, modern furniture & fittings, 1 minute to golf course, right on river, short stroll to New Brighton Beach.

Contact Carol on 6685 1839

HOUSE SIT LOCAL prof avail mid Aug, refs, pets/ gardens/kids/boats. S-J. 66803141 RESPONSIBLE working female to care for your home/pets/garden exc refs, avail short or long term. Ph 0421932219 AVAILABLE from Sept, quiet, responsible working woman & well behaved 8 yr boy, experienced, refs. Ph 0422099868

Swiss couple with 2 children (5 & 3), no pets, seeking house in the Byron Shire.

THE POCKET responsible, creative fem wanted for lge share house, no pets, veg, n/s, $110pw incl bills. 66845027 BYRON room in town, quiet friendly house, female pref, $150pw incl bills. Phone 0450313030 or 0424976513 MULLUM live-in carer sought for 5 mths for author with Parkinsons. Drug & alcohol free, refs required. Phone 0411240099 FEDERAL VILLAGE avail for creative type, self cont cottage & half house, 2.5 br & own bathrm, share kitchen. Lush gardn, $180pw + exp each. Ph Mel 66884528 SUFFOLK beachside, fabulous house, main bedroom, huge outdoor area, yard onto rainforest, 1min shops, 5 min beach, $240pw. Ph 0414535225 MULLUM rooms avail, large sunny home, n/s, d/f, $150pw, incl b’band + bills. Also Caravan avail $90pw. Short & long term ok, clean vibes. 0403033323 BYRON CBD room to rent, clean large house, across from beach, $160pw incl. internet & bills. Ph 0405639624 MULLUM room in beautiful house. Lots of space, $150pw or work around house in partial exchange. Phone 66846680 A RESORT STYLE HOME 2 spac rooms avail with own en-suite, close to Byron, Lennox, Bangalow, $200pw each, double $250pw, amazing views. 0432477689

September 1, 2009 - mid March 2010, Trustworthy, flexible and clean living! Good references available.

BYRON/EWINGSDALE large room in beautiful peaceful house, 5 mins town, bush setting, n/s, d/f, $165pw incl, no bills, short/long term. Phone 0402746067


SUFFOLK mod home, clean good room, $150pw + bond, long term. 0424676770


BYRON f-f room near CBD for mature working female in quiet house, $150pw incl + bond. Ph 66857551 (after 1pm)

WANTED TO SWAP Mullum housing commission 1br unit with lovely garden for Brunswick 2 br dog/pet friendly house/flat with enclosed yard. Sharandra 66846471

SHARE ACCOM. ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement. BYRON room, close to town, $150pw incl. Phone 0422031373 BYRON walk to town, furn room $130pw incl bills, pref single n/s worker under 35 travellers welcome. Ph 0403766701 BYRON furn room, own bath, big house, close to town, n/s to share with 2 easy going profs. $200pw + bills. 0417007032 BYRON share 1 other, Links Apts, 5 mins Byron, Austar, short term ok, travellers welome, d/f. $200pw sgl, $300pw twin, no bills. Phone 0406520645 BAYWOOD CHASE double room for 3rd friendly wkg pers, share clean, spacious living, WiFi, n/s, d/f, $150pw + bills. Ph 0413095889 after hours EWINGSDALE farm house on acreage, 1 room $133pw, share with 2. 0415365654 O.SHORES quiet area, b’band, pref worker, $120pw all incl. 0409271177 STH GOLDEN BCH room in spacious house $115pw + bills + bond. 66804741

BEACHSIDE SUFFOLK share new house with SAE & IT, own large room with door to garden, large living, internal Nth c’yard, 4 car LUG, long term, $150pw. Ph 0412367233 GAY GUY wanted to share with one other near Bangalow, amazing place, Byron views, own bathroom, car essential. $150pw share expenses. 0402007898 BYRON Sunrise, room in young under 20’s h’hold $130pw + bills, 2 weeks bond. Phone 0423866821 SUFFOLK 2 rooms lovely house & garden, friendly few looking for easygoing tidy people, pref women to share, $130/$120pw. Phone 66853064 SUNRISE Alice for Wonderland, wake to bird calls, scent of Jasmine $140pw Phone 66808795

Byron Bay From a month to a year... • right in town • single / double / studio • fully furnished rooms • from $100pw no bills phone 0421 925 531

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TO LET BANGALOW SELF STORAGE Hi-tech security. 66872333 SMALL CABIN un-furn, 5km Mullum, for quiet mature woman, n/s, d/f, no kids/pets, $105pw + elect. Ph 66843154 BYRON 2BR FLAT close to town and beach, $350pw. Phone 0408666642 EUREKA lovely 2br mud brick home set on 30 acres, beautiful views & gardens, cathedral ceilings, town water & garbage coll, $400pw 66884092, 0401656266 SUFFOLK 2br unit, LUG, near shops, freshly painted, close beach, $350pw, bond/refs, small pet ok. 66870787

Byron Bay BEECH DRIVE 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house, DLUG, fenced backyard. $550pw. Available 31/08/09.

Elders Rental Centre 3/47 Byron Street, 6685 8911

SUFFOLK beachside 5br, 2 bathrm, fully renovated house, large deck, separate living/dining, $680pw. Ph 0412046093

CLOSE TO BANGALOW & BYRON 2br furnished rural house, reduced rent $350pw to cat lovers (2). Ph 66871256

BUSH HAVEN studio, cabin or shed for local vego, male pensioner. Text or phone 0413202225

QUIET SECLUDED quaint 2br furnished alternative house, solar, gas, dry toilet, gardens, verandahs, slow combustion ďŹ re, bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;band, no pets, drugs, smokers, 6 mth to long term, avail now, Durrumbal, 7 mins Mullum, $280pw or with lovely s-c, furn forest studio, $420pw. 66845297

ROSEBANK 2br fully-furn home, avail Aug $425pw. Ph 0422022308

LOVING caring family seek lge gorgeous house on acreage, suitable for horses. Exc long term tenants (min 2 yrs), great refs, exp horse family. 0413344725

BYRON BAY 2br unit, fully-furn, long lease, LUG, no pets, refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, close to town $325pw. Ph 0414858143 NEW BRIGHTON beach house, 50m from beachfront, 3br, long term rental, $450pw + bond, refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Ph 0466153833 BRUNS HEADS 3br, brick SLUG, no pets, new renov, $385pw. 0437030819 BYRON bright 1br apt, new kitch, w/c & vanity, 2 mins town, 100m beach, own courtyard & entrance, $350pw incl elec & water. Phone 66857993

OCEAN SHORES 1br unit, off street park, $250pw 3br house, WIR, ens, DLUG, $390pw 2br unit ens LUG incl elect, views, $250pw BRUNSWICK HEADS 3br house, SLUG + lge shed, $495pw 1br ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor unit SLUG, $250pw 2br unit, balcony, carport, $270pw NO PETS UNLESS SPECIFIED View at Siwicki Real Estate, 17 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Ph 66851206 BEACHSIDE SUFFOLK 4 large bedrooms with king beds & 3 en-suites in new large luxury furnished home. Quality furniture, 12-seater timber dining table, leather lounges, lap pool, offers over $1000pw. Ph 0412367233

MATURE FEMALE + housetrained old dog need self-cont living in Byron, n/s responsible, quiet with perm job, from mid Sept. Please call 0401735269 QUIET peaceful easy going female seeks self cont cabin/shed/room. 0401214784 FATHER & 2 sons looking for a rental in Brunswick Heads. Guaranteed income & excellent refs. Please ph Brian 66851640 QUIET working fem, horticulturalist with 1 horse & dog, seeks s-c cabin on acreage, will consider work for rent. 0403106103 LONG TERM RENTAL in Suffolk Park, to $500pw for reliable wrkg family, pref east of main road, refs avail. 0414357123

BANGALOW rustic studio, sep bthrm, suit working drug/alcoh free male, own yard, pets neg, refs, $150pw inclus. 66871323

Bangalow 1 bedroom fully furnished granny ďŹ&#x201A;at. $300pw Goonengerry 3 bedroom cottage, timber, private. $350pw Federal Chalet style 3 bedroom open plan. $390pw Dorroughby 3 bedroom, private, fruit trees. $420p Bangalow 3 bedroom, fenced yard. $430pw Bangalow 3 bedroom, 2 level, modern. $550pw Goonengerry 4/5 bedroom views to Byron pool, sauna, large balcony, acreage. $850pw

6687 1500

OCEAN SHORES 3 br 1 bath SLUG, $350pw 3 br 1 bath DLUG, $350pw SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH 2br 1 bath SLUG home $330pw 2br 1 bath home 75% furn $380pw BRUNSWICK HEADS 1br 1 bath ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor unit $200pw 2br 1 bath home, SLUG $330pw 2br 1 bath top ďŹ&#x201A;oor unit $350pw STOCK ROUTE RD 1br 1 bath, granny ďŹ&#x201A;at, carport $200pw HOLIDAY HOME Available from August, 2 br 1 bath tastefully f/furn and equipped, ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor apartment, large garden, great location, $400pw plus bond

OCEAN SHORES self-cont unfurn granny ďŹ&#x201A;at, close to shops, suit resp worker, no pets, $165pw + bills. Ph 0412892777

L.J. Hooker Brunswick Heads 6685 0177 5/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads

ARMSTRONG ST, SUFFOLK PARK $370 1-2 bed studio just renovated, walk to town private courtyard. Avail 16th August ARMSTRONG ST, SUFFOLK PARK $500 2 bed villa + 3rd bed studio with kitchenette & spa/bathroom. 200m to beach. Avail 28th August ARMSTRONG ST, SUFFOLK PARK $550 Big 3 bed 2 bathroom Twnhse, walk to beach, secure complex with pool. Avail Now RIBBONWOOD PL, SUFFOLK PARK $550 3 bed home in great family street. Landscaped garden fully fenced Avail 28th August CLARKES BEACH, BYRON BAY $560, 3 bed twnhse, 1 street back form Clarkes Beach, f/furn. Avail Now MASSINGER ST BYRON BAY $620, big 3 bed apartment, pool & tennis in complex, f/furn, only 300m to Clarkes Beach. Avail Now ARMSTRONG ST, SUFFOLK PARK $650, big timber beachhouse, huge yard with gazebo, walk to beach 3 bed 2 bath Avail 16th August BEECH DRIVE, SUFFOLK PARK $650, Great 4 bed 2 bath family home, open living, fantastic kitchen, immaculate. Avail 4th August ORARA CRT, LILLI PILLI $660, Big 4 bed home built around large timber deck, tranquil home 2 bath, spa. Avail 23rd August Various size storage units available

L.J. Hooker Byron Bay 6685 7300

CARAVANS & CABINS from $195pw. Apply in person to Byron Bay Tourist Village, Ewingsdale Road.

MAIN ARM f-f, 2br house, suit 2 people, beautiful farm setting, no pets $295pw + bond. Ph 66845382

WANTED One Badassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Barista who can whip emâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; out quickly without compromising taste or quality. If you ďŹ t the above description & you have recent experience working in a busy cafe environment & you believe that a great coffee sustains all life, then call or text your details to 0458 985 920 to arrange an interview & a trial by ďŹ re.

BYRON 3br + study, part-furn, fully reno cottage, outdoor living on 2 wide vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dahs, walk to beach, long lease avail, $660pw includes water & maintenance. 66807175 BANGALOW VILLAGE 3br weatherboard cottage, EASY walk to shops & school. large maintained garden with fully-fenced yard & beautiful outlook, vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dahs on north, east & west sides, ďŹ&#x201A;oorboards, bath, ďŹ replace, $535pw. Long lease, 66871238

MAIN ARM self-cont studio, furnished, no pets, $160pw + elec. Ph 66845502

BANGALOW $370PW 2 bedroom 2 bath high set house. Open plan kitchen dining, sep lounge, large verandahs, carport, rural views close to town. Avail 17th Aug 09.

35 Byron St, Bangalow

6687 1306 Ocean Shores $350 p/w 3 b/r 2 bth/r double storey townhouse, DLUG, pets neg, long lease, Avail Now. Billinudgel $350 p/w neg 3 b/r, 1 bth/r cottage, incl lawn maintenance, pets neg, long lease, Avail Now. North Ocean Shores $380 p/w 3 b/r 2 bth/r free standing duplex, carport, pets neg, 6 mths lease, Avail end of August. Ocean Shores $380 p/w 3 b/r, 2 bth/r family home, DLUG + carport, pets neg, 6 mths lease, Avail end August. North Ocean Shores $380 p/w 3 b/r 2 bth/r duplex, lawn & garden maintenance included, double carport, long lease, Avail now.

PRDnationwide Ocean Shores Bree & Rhiannon

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6680 4400

GAIA RETREAT & SPA is looking for a highly experienced & vibrant spa manager to job share the role of running our multi-award winning spa. Management & treatment experience essential. Send resume to: Attn Rani Beattie - email

0448 902 363

BANGALOW RENT A SHED Self storage. Phone 66871306

BANGALOW 3br, 2 bathroom, modern home, would suit working from home, $480pw, available now. Phone Adrienne 66857456 or 0414818338

PHOTOGRAPHER & ASSISTANT required. Ph 66840026.

HANDYMAN/GARDENER exp. 2 days /wk, between Caba & Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bah. 0430219741 DELIVERY DRIVER exp driver wanted at Byron Gourmet Pies. Knowledge of local area & Brisbane essential. Ph between 2 & 4pm 66858649 s2%34!52!.4350%26)3/2 (Silver service and RSA required) s#/#+4!),"!234!&& (RSA required) s(/4%,2%#%04)/.)34 HOTEL DUTIES Must have min 2 yrs experience and immaculate presentation. Own transport required. Excellent working conditions. To apply send your CV to: ďŹ RETAIL ASSISTANT needed for newagency at Sunrise, exp pref. Drop resume to shop 7 Bayshore Dr, Byron CLEANER Casual for B & B in Byron Bay, incl wâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ends, local resident, exp & ABN pref, approx 6-10 hr/wk. Ph 66856625

Pacific Dining Room is currently looking for wait staff. Experience preferred. Enthusiasm essential. Part time and casual hours available. Professional environment offering competitive wages. Email resume to Tara or call 02 6680 7055 within business hours.

Please call Greg on

RAINFOREST s-c studio, Left Bank Rd, compost toilet $180pw. Ph 66843613

SELF CONTAINED top half of house, O.Shores, big ocean views, 1br, balcony, light, charming, cathedral ceilings, share entry, close to Bruns, shops & beach. Quiet, conscious, happy, mature female is perfect, $215pw + bills. Ph 66803436

WAITER/BARISTA WANTED Must have great personality and be available throughout summer. We look for people with a professional attitude and excellent work ethic. Send resume to: Attention Jess levi@ďŹ

Busy Byron eatery requires reliable & efficient person for cleaning & basic food preparation duties. 10-16 hours per week, possibly more.

LENNOX f-furn granny ďŹ&#x201A;at for 2 working people, $275pw, no bills. 66876584

EWINGSDALE Caravan on 1 acre, $125pw. Suit single handyman/gardener. Can do exchange, 0403022356

FULL TIME POSITION Tues-Sat. Ph 0413436220


BYRON studio, fully furnished, $260pw. Phone 0415482009

EWINGSDALE lovely 1br furn unit on 1 acre, bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;band avail, $260pw. 0403022356

Restaurant Manager

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Contract Required to support a dynamic business. The ideal candidate is highly creative in conceptualisation of design and savvy in the use of technology and multimedia. Please forward CV and proďŹ le of accomplished work to

STUDIO S-C private garden, deck, timber ďŹ&#x201A;oor, beautiful peaceful location, n/s, d/f, O.Shores. $210pw + exp. 0423742747


TAXI DRIVERS BYRON SHIRE Drivers required, shifts available. Full training provided. Ph BH 66209211 email:

BAYWOOD CHASE f-furn 1br apt + sunroom, $290pw + bills. 0413287970 O.SH 1br G. ďŹ&#x201A;at suit female, n/s share bthrm, $150pw +bills. 0413318829

TWO LOCAL CARPENTERS both est locally 12 yrs, seek local long term rental, pref Suffolk/Byron area, excellent refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, moving due to sale, have 1 small well trained dog. Ph 0419014958

BEACHES OF BYRON New 2br, 2 bthrm villas from $420pw Ph 66856751

BEDROOM required for 15.5 yo boy attending Steiner school for 4 months, Byron or Mullum area. Ph 0422022308

ED SILK REAL ESTATE 2 Cedar Court, Bangalow 3br, 2bthrm home, lge decks, lge yard, carport & polished ďŹ&#x201A;oors, cul-de-sac position $465pw 3/9 Bay Lane, Byron modern studio in CBD, f-f, secure underground parking, 30 sec walk to main beach, $380pw 57/11-19 Cooper St, Byron OVER 55â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ONLY - modern 2br unit at The Cape Byron Estate, features incl new carpet, new paint, modern kitchen,SLUG $350pw neg 96 McGettigans Lne, Ewingsdale fully reno free standing unit, 10 min to Byron CBD, features new paint, new carpet, new kitchen, new bathrm and carports $370pw 114a McGettigans Lne, Ewingsdale reno unit attached to main house, f-f, all new appliances and linen, features 2br, views, access to river, fruit trees & ample parking, $360pw 1b Jackwood Ct, Suffolk 3br home in cul-de-sac, SLUG, timber ďŹ&#x201A;oors and carpets, fenced yard, good kitchen, good paint, garden shed, pets considered $430pw. COMMERCIAL 44 Fletcher St, Byron ofďŹ ce space to lease, 200sqm, CBD location, POA Ph Property Manager, Ed Silk Real Estate 66857000


NASHUA modern rural 2br house, 10 mins to Bangalow. Lois Buckett Real Estate. Ph Rennie 0447660559 ROSEBANK VILLAGE 1br renovated cottage, $220pw. Also 4br house $400pw, lovely outlook, refs req, rent together or separate. 66884377 BYRON BAY 3br, 1x2 way bathrm, fully furnished, SLUG, $550pw. Ph Gail Fuller Real Estate 66808111

WANTED TO RENT ECHO ACCOUNTS POLICY: Ads in this section must be paid by credit card or in person at time of placement.

MULLUM room for lease suit ambitious Health Practitioner. Ph Jo 0423293995 OFFICE / STUDIO SPACE to rent, central Bangalow, quiet location, $950 per calendar month. Ph 66872803 NEW INDUSTRIAL UNIT Billinudgel 200sqm, shower, toilet, kitchen, $380pw incl oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;goings & GST. Ph 66842821 or 0408663145 SHOP for lease, 95 Jonson St, 108sqm, enquiries. 0408666642 or 0414857683 WAREHOUSE SPACE Brigantine St Byron Bay, 95sqm, $230pw, incl. GST & expenses. Ph 0404483790 SHOP AT SUNRISE (formerly Cosyup Video) near IGA, long lease for sale, great location. Ph TJ 0414557739 ARTISTS WANTED to share studio/ gallery space in Byron Arts & Industry Estate. Ph Tracey 0431092618 STORAGE AVAILABLE contact Elders Bangalow. Phone 66871500 BYRON BAY lovely, elevated room to share with psychologist in Chiropractic Practice. Ph 0424930588 WORK SPACE or storage Byron Industrial Estate. Phone 0421990785 WORKSPACE in well equipped workshop for woodworker/cabinet maker, rent & hrs neg Bangalow area. Ph 0434259369

POSITIONS VACANT WARNING The Department of Fair Trading has warned people to be very careful about responding to advertisements offering work at home. Readers should be wary if asked to pay money upfront for employment opportunities and never send money to a post ofďŹ ce box.

DENNETTS IGA MULLUMBIMBY 2 Positions Dairy Freezer & Fruit & Veg Experienced pref. min 30hrs Please call Richard

02 6684 2207

for further details

SALES MANAGER: NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING Byron Shire Echo and Tweed Shire Echo newspapers. This is a full-time position paying a salary + super + bonus + car package. Due to growth in our newspapers, we now need a separate sales manager to lead our Tweed team. Working from our Tweed Heads/Murwillumbah ofďŹ ce, you will be responsible to the group sales manager. Are you looking for a challenging role leading our Tweed sales team in developing our second newspaper? Are you seeking a local organisation that is well-established, yet progressive and future-focused? Do you have a passion for what The Echo, with two well-regarded and popular free and independent newspaper titles, can deliver to its advertisers? You need s.EWSPAPERADVERTISINGSALESEXPERIENCE PREFERABLY with newspapers in the Tweed area at manager/senior level s4OLIVELOCALLYINTHE4WEED3HIREAREA s#AR s)NTERMEDIATECOMPUTERSKILLS s7ELLDEVELOPEDORGANISATIONALSKILLSANDANABILITY to create a positive team culture through leading by example Good salary package including car Please email your resume and a covering letter to

HEAD CHEF Professional, committed, team player, proven track record of kitchen management, great leader, able to lead a small hard working team in a busy productive environment, Byron Fresh. Email resume to: RESTAURANT SUPERVISORS Barista and bar background pref, previous supervisor experience essential Byron Fresh. Email resume to: BYRON BAY family are looking for a nanny/housekeeper for 2-3 months in exchange for full board, start immediately. Phone 0402686000 MATHS TUTOR wanted for year 9 Byron Bay student. Phone 0409062074 QUALIFIED NURSE req’d to administer home patient medication, good pay. Ph Pam 0421712936, 66850256 LA TABLE Mullum. Cafe Floor Manager, good coffee skills, full time Mon-Fri. Must have exp as team leader, reliable, motivated for growing business. Email resume to: TALENTED CLEANERS req’d, flexible hours, Mon-Fri. Ph Cherry 0413190266 CASUAL SALES ASSISTANT 2-3 days pw for shop in Nimbin. Clothing & access, must be min 23yo, have drivers licence & able to work w’ends & school holidays. Refs req’d 2nd language & over seas living exp an advantage. 0412691003 FISHHEADS AT BANGALOW Recruiting for Head Chef and Chef de Partie. Ph Marco or Levy 0422820015 or email ARTS BUSINESS MANAGER Arts Northern Rivers seeks an Indigenous Arts Business Manager, full-time, one year contract to run a regional business development program from Lismore. Salary package: $61,000. Applicants must address selection criteria, avail with position description from: Applications close COB Fri 14 Aug

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EXPERIENCED CLEANERS Office, resorts, bond, fast, reliable, professional. Ph Adam 0418669128 FIX-IT MEN local, we do the lot. No job too large. Tree work, garden & rural jobs. Fast & reliable. All hours 0438766606 DECKS & PERGOLAS & all carpentry needs. Ph for free quote 0427196962 WINDOW CLEANING quality & service, painting & decorating. John 0411842117 CAN I FILL YOUR GAP? Need someone to help you for around 8hrs/pw? I am good with computers, accounts, PR, sales etc. Intelligent, reliable, versatile, quick learner. Ph 0402746067 I’LL CLEAN FOR YOU. For a great job, good rates. Ph 66844799, 0415354185 WHOLEHEARTED CLEANING For the most glorious clean in town, great rates. Ph Cherry 0413190266 LEAKING SHOWERS FIXED! Ph 0431013501 CARPENTER/HANDYMAN for all jobs, 20 years experience in local area. Lic 24352C. Phone Jim 0401038576

TUITION MATHS, SCIENCES & COMPUTER SKILLS for all ages with an experienced teacher. O.Shores, Dina 0405929371 MATHS TUITION qualified teacher. All ages, primary to HSC. Phone 66809343, 0413294982 FLUTE FUN or master classes with Jillian Norton. Ph 0404041599 or 66857234 GREAT GUITAR LESSONS for kids or adults. Enjoyable, easy to learn. All levels welcome. Ph 0421745190 GUITAR Bass, Uke & music theory. 1st lesson free. James Chandler 0415365654

Gardens Renovated Weeding, clear ups, mowing, trimming etc. Reasonable rates. Ph Tim 0405529275 GARDEN & HOUSE WORKER mowing, brushcutting, tip jobs, chainsaw work, gardening/landscaping, firewood delivery, all general work, 7 days. 0434012215 BOOKKEEPING MYOB and secretarial Ester 66847609 or 0412221576 WINDOW CLEANING quality & service, painting & decorating. John 0411842117 HOUSE SITTING quiet competent young writer couple available for short to medium term house sitting. Ph 66764217 VEGIE GARDENS RESTORED Planting & brushcutting, weeding & cleanups to tip. Ph Bob 66884565 JAPANESE GIRL looking for work - nanny, house work, pet sit, teach Japanese & piano. Kei 0402724621 GARDEN & HOUSE WORKER mowing, brushcutting, tip jobs, chainsaw work, gardening/landscaping, window cleaning all general work, 7 days. 0434012215

LEARN TO SING Discover your own unique voice, develop resonance, projection & confidence with this miraculous vocal technique. Phone Sasha on 0431580510

MUSICAL NOTES 2 x 15” SPEAKERS & Horns American Bullfrogs in carpeted boxes $500, 500 watt Inter-M 12 channel desk FX, graphics etc, needs work $100. 0421747385 BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO PLAYER for Gigs/lessons. Ph Kasha 0450350324 BYRON SOUND LOUNGE rehearsals, recording & PA hire. Ph 66808938 VINCE AND THE VIPERS Acoustic three piece party band Book early. Phone 66844235 BIG BAND FOR HIRE Big Band at the End of the Universe thebigbandattheendoftheuniverse or phone Lismore Con 66217457 PA & SOUND GUY FOR HIRE Ph Ash 0404350841


BARRY ROBINSON ‘BAZ’ 28/08/1939 - 06/08/2007 In loving memory of our dear husband, father, father-in-law, uncle, pop & grandpop. Lola, Leanne, Kerryn, Greg, Sharon & family

INDONESIAN LANGUAGE TUTOR Learn Indonesian language & culture from native speaker Shanti Anderson Phone 66846115 or 0415661536

Want to work in REAL ESTATE Certificate and Licence North Coast TAFE Ph: 1300 666 182

LOST & FOUND LOST: large tri-coloured beagle, 10 mth old, in Sleepy Hollow area. 0400202148

;gZcX] 8aVhhZh Starting with Françoise on Monday August 10, 2009 Beginners to conversation

PEDIGREE JACK RUSSELL bitch for sale. $225. good with older children & people. Ph 66191642, 66845553


We have several lovely healthy playful kittens for adoption. Two gingers, a black tabby and more each week. These little charmers will be vaccinated ‘chipped and desexed, ready to become your next best mate. Meet them all at the Cat Adoption Centre, 124 Dalley St, Mullumbimby. Open Tues.9-11am, Thurs.3-5pm, and Sat.10am-12noon.

Call the AWL on 6684 4070 Rabbit Desexing

ONLY ADULTS SEDUCTIVE MASSAGE by attractive Australian. Ocean Shores. 0413034492 TANTRIC MASSAGE - 10am-7pm Relax & heal. Paul 0409556969 DEEP MASCULINE HONOURING Sacred & sensual full body Tantric massage by gorgeous Goddess. Wed, Thurs, Fri. Women welcome. Ocean Shores. Ph 0425347477 or 66805434 THE SENSUAL UNIVERSITY Shauna 0417803481


EUREKA approx 10 acres, suitable for 5-10 cattle. 66884092, 0401656266

OCEAN SHORES Incalls & outcalls, petite brunette, 9am-9pm. 0488649248 SWEET PLEASURE Sensual nude massage, body slide + relief. Mon - Friday 9am - 6pm Outcalls only. Ph 0420448869 Nicky


ATTRACTIVE HOSTESS TO SPOIL YOU, 34 Piper Drive, Ballina, 10am till late. 66816038


BYRON AREA OUTCALLS. Phone 0421401775

“My name is Misty and I am a 2 year old grey tabby with beautiful white markings. I have just raised 5 beautiful kittens, which all have new homes to go to and now I am looking for someone to look after me and give me lots of love. All cats are de-sexed, micro chipped and vaccinated” Please make an appointment to meet them with Lesa on 0438 363 287 Billinudgel

EARN up to $5000 per week Get paid by the government as a

GYPROCK PLASTERER No job too small, 25 years experience. Lic #167754C. 0406747098 or 66855648

Household Sustainability Assessor

PAINTER & DECORATOR British qualified, 15 years exp locally. Quality guaranteed. Phone Mat 0406335492

New career, New industry. To find out how, visit

ADOPT A CAT from Animal Welfare League NSW. Phone 66844070

STOLEN - IF FOUND brown bag, black diary or tan bag. Bag contained photos on camera, irreplaceable. Deon 0422269605


1300 558 890

DOG MINDER Experienced & responsible 66847089 or 0401624745

PLAYFUL saucy, sweet, spicy, many fantasy fetishes. Ph 0421443973


5/1 Carlyle St, Byron Bay

FREE 3yo male, desexed, blue heeler x kelpie, obedient & loyal, is looking for a loving stable home. Ph 0438374219

FOUND: sunglasses in Bangalow area. Phone 0434572940

COM WWW.TEACHINTERNATIONAL. id a p t ll We s, grea! job estyle il f

Free info session– 10th August

LOVING HOME wanted for retired Burmese breeder. Ph 0429868993

FULL BODY sensual Tantric massage. Out calls. Honouring, healing & empowering. Phone 0422648606

0417 250 600

Next course 12th August, 14th October

PURE BRED black & white Border Collie wormed & vac, one female. 0438455252, 66841643

LOST: ginger cat, on 22/7 Coopers Shoot area, blue collar, green bell. 66871797


MAN WITH LR LICENCE experienced local driver. Ph Trevor 0414557739

GOLDEN GARDENERS We would love to care for your garden, competitive rates. Ph Mark 0418435505

LEARN JAPANESE / ENGLISH ESL Certified teacher, bilingual. 0412621692


HANDYMAN, carpenter, gardener, 30 yrs exp. Good rates. 66847656, 0403185694

GREAT RATES reliable & hard working painter. Phone Raf 0419233869


Senior First Aid

No degree or experience required. Cert III & IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Recruitment service & Job Guarantee! FREE RESOURCE BOOK for prompt course enrolment!

BOOKKEEPER for all your bookkeeping, BAS, payroll & tax reporting. Ph Ruth 0420855583 MYOB consultant/Batch Bus

LEAP. Learning Enhancement Advanced Program. Specialised Kinesiology for learning difficulties. Proven results. Reg. Practitioner Sandra Davey Ph 66846914

Work Cover accredited 1 day course, CPR and refreshers welcome. Experienced instructor, Mullum 9 Aug Serge or Tara. 66804066, 0427107255

Phone Matt 0427172684 ALL TRADE GUYS landscaping, tiling, carpentry, garden maint. 0432401334

ON TRACK HOME TUTORING K-6 Phone 0413590515

Sharing the good life through education growing a following. We’re looking to connect and practise our art – Drawing for Beginners, Acrylic Adventures, creating Fabric Sculptures for your garden and home. Look at what we’re hoping to do with our lives. That’s what this interest means to me: we’re saying, this is the type of life and world we want. So let’s start. Which brings me to compassion. Specifically a course called Last Aid. Run in conjunction with the Byron Hospice Service, this course teaches how to be of genuine service to those who have chosen to die at home with family and friends. It can lead on to you being a carer, sure, just like the swathe of community-focussed certificate courses. But can you see? It’s saying more – so much more. That it’s here, on offer; that it’s popular. It’s real. We’re aware of the circle of life, and we’re stepping into it. Growing food, raising families, making community, respecting and honouring our elders and life itself. All the while keeping our links to the bigger picture; learning how to make the most of computer technology and websites. How to link up. It’s just one little shire. It’s just one little community college. But we’re learning - it seems to me – how to dig in, and how to hold hands. There’s more going on, of course, in and amongst our lives – community groups and family obligations and careers. And one community college may not be an exact sign of what and who we are and yearn to be. But it’s one place to see something of what’s going on, and I just wanted to share it. I just wanted you to know you weren’t alone.

Peter Shepherd

The signs are that people in the Byron Shire are looking toward compassion, good food, deep health, and technological savvy. And that’s not some impression convenient for tourism – it’s gleaned from what people are choosing to do with their increasingly hard-earned time. OK, so it’s not some expensive independent survey; it’s me, where I work at Byron Community College, looking at what types of courses people are enrolling in. But who says small samples can’t say a lot? It’s been cold, I guess you’ve noticed. So getting out and doing stuff, especially at night, is impressive. If it wasn’t for a really good beanie I’d be giving more of my money to the DVD shops. Other people are with me on this. There’s a bunch of people keen to learn how to make Indian Bread – an exercise deep in warm fires, curries and company. Sri Lankan Cooking also has a troupe in the kitchen, learning what puttu and rotti means. And look at this: Acoustic Guitar and Piano are filling up. For me that’s speaking of community as well as creativity. We all want to gather together. Which makes sense when there’s talk of gloomy times. And we want to be practical: Chooks in Your Backyard is an instant best seller. Who’d have thought we have a love affair with chickens? But it’s an old relationship, and one that gives the word ‘sustainability’ a feathery and ethical localness. (It’s a few steps to their egg shop and, in payment, you only have to feed them scraps.) It follows on from the megahit of Growing Backyard Vegies, practised by more and more urban backyardies around the shire. And composting. Even ■ Peter Shepherd is Writer in the tour of a sustainable com- Residence for the Byron Community in The Channon is munity College.

Strengthening self and relationships course How often do you react to people and events in less than wholesome ways or hold back from expressing real self? If you find this happens in your life, then Byron Community College’s course, ‘Gestalt: Finding Authentic Self ’ will show you how to respond rather than react, and how to get some very different outcomes. The tutor, Gayle Russell, is a trained facilitator, teacher and Gestalt psychotherapist with many years of experience. ‘This program has been life-changing for many people and I often hear afterwards of some profound changes people make in the way they have been living their lives. One participant reported that his

way of dealing with issues was through anger and aggression. We all know this one: blame the other person. Through the course he learnt to deal with issues that came up in his life in a totally different and constructive way and he stopped blaming others. These outcomes are the reason I do what I do,” said Gayle. The four week course, starting on Thursday August 20 (10am-1pm), will be highly experiential with clarity and safety assured. For more information phone Byron Community College now on 6684 3374 to book you place, or phone Gayle on 6684 1119 to discuss further. The course will be held in Mullumbimby.

The Byron Shire Echo August 4, 2009 47

News Extra

Family turnout for trees

tion in September, entry forms available from Eden at Byron, Mitre 10 and Leisurescapes. Call Carmel on 6685 6644 or Nola on 6685 6000 or Anne 6685 4941 for more information. Entry is free.

Parkinson’s Support

Asher, Phoebe, Jacob and Eli Clarke of Brooklet had a great family Sunday along with scores of other families and individuals who turned up at The Crystal Castle to help plant 500 rainforest seedlings on National Tree Day. Photo Jeff ‘Spreading The Seed’ Dawson.

Pin This Up Community Gardens The Mullumbimby Community Gardens continue to evolve with exciting new site works that are shaping up the garden beds, swales and water systems. Camphors have been cut back and enthusiastic hands continue to prepare compost, worm farms and garden beds. In recent weeks, Geoff Lawton, a leading permaculture educator and consultant contributed site planning strategies that are now being established to create an efficient and exciting foundation for the broader site. New members are encouraged to join – regular working bees are held Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12pm on site which can be found beside the tennis courts at the end of Stuart Street. For further information and details, please visit

Help the Wetland Sanctuary The Byron Environment Centre is holding a bush regeneration and maintenance of the Wetland Sanctuary, situated near the stone toilets at the back of the Butler Street Reserve. Volunteers are needed to help on Saturday August 8 from 10.30am until 3pm. Bring a hat, sun cream and water. A light lunch will be provided.

Fundraising Stall

how to enhance your speaking skills. Become comfortable to communicate in front of others. Discover your leadership skills. Byron Cavanbah Toastmasters meet at 7.15pm every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Uniting Church Hall in Carlyle St. Byron Bay. More info on 6685 8768.

Help the Larder Liberation Larder, a food lifeline, will be meeting again, as usual, this Friday 4 to 5pm at The Fletcher Street room, Byron Bay community centre, and are looking forward to meeting new volunteers as well as those wishing to donate non perishable foods. So liberate your larder of those timeless tins and please give generously.

Remembrance Hiroshima Day will be remembered by a gathering at Byron Bay Main Beach rocks at 5pm on Wednesday August 5. Bring flowers to cast into the ocean. Enq Margeaux 6685 8382.

Philosophy Fundamentals Join six weeks of stimulating discussions of readings from classical Greek writings tracing the beginnings of Western speculation and the transition from mythological to philosophical thinking. Dust off your analytical skills and debate subtleties of interpretations. This course is through Byron Region Community College, running from August 12 to September 16 from 6 to 8pm. Check out or phone 6684 3374 or email to admin@acebyron.

The Animal Welfare League will be having a fundraising stall with cakes, plants and interesting objects for sale on Friday August 7 from 8.30am on the corner of Stuart and Burringbar Streets in Mul- Orchid Meeting lumbimby. All proceeds to Byron District Orchid Society Animal Welfare. will hold its meeting on Monday August 10 at 7.30pm in the Public Speaking Ewingsdale Hall. All welcome. Boost your self-confidence in Come and see a fine display public speaking with other fun- of members’ orchids. At this loving people. Be supported in a meeting we finalise arrangefriendly environment and learn ments for our annual show in 48 August 4, 2009 The Byron Shire Echo

September. For more information Penny 6680 1600.

U3A Ballina/Byron On Tuesday August 11 at 10am in the CWA rooms in Brunswick Heads we are looking forward to hearing input from members in the session, ‘What I Do’. All welcome, phone 6685 1982.

Bangalow Happenings The Bangalow Red Cross meets on Friday August 7 at 10am in the RSL Hall. Bangalow CWA meets on Wednesday August 12 at 10.15am in the CWA rooms in Byron Street.

Senior Citizens AGM The Mullumbimby Senior Citizens Autumn Club has its Annual General Meeting on Monday August 10 at 1pm in the Cook Pioneer Hall, Gordon Street, Mullumbimby. The club welcomes any new members to their activities. Hoy on the last Saturday of the month at the Pioneer Hall and luncheons on the third Monday of each month at the Mullumbimby Ex Services Club. All seniors welcome. Enquiries please phone 6684 2537.

OSCA Meeting The Ocean Shores Community Association (OSCA) invites all Ocean Shores community groups to send one representative to attend a meeting to discuss participation in a family fun day to celebrate the 40th birthday of Ocean Shores. To register your interest in attending please ring the Secretary on 6680 3137 or email secretary@ Meeting at Ocean Shores Country Club on Monday August 10 at 7pm.

Garden Club The Byron Bay Garden Club monthly meeting will be on Saturday August 8 at 1pm in the Presbyterian Hall. New members most welcome. Culture a posy. Garden Competi-

The next meeting of the Northern Rivers Parkinson’s Support Group will be at 10am on Friday August 14 at The Activity Centre, Crowley Village, Ballina. Guest Speakers will be Di Hemsworth, Physiotherapist (Ballina Hospital Day Therapy Unit) talking on relevant issues with those who have Parkinson’s Disease, and Pam Leadbeater (Registered Nurse) talking on the Carer’s role. New members very welcome. Cost $2 per person (covers morning tea). RSVP/information, ring Gerri White, 6628 8278.

hind the Old Drill Hall from 9.30am. We are conducting exciting experiments in mixing glazes new on the market. We have also discovered a breakthrough in repairing cracks in fired ‘accidents’. Contact Ellen on 6680 4810.

FAC Meeting

The Film Artists Cooperative (FAC) will meet at 7.30pm on Thursday August 6 at the Byron Bay Services Club in Jonson Street. FAC is a support group of actors, producers, directors and other film artists who collaborate with one another to make films. It is free and new members are welcome. This month guest speaker Kamahl Druesne, whose documentary A Camel Odyssey screened recently on SBS, talks about his journey with filmmaking. For further info, contact coordinator Susie on 6687 0516 or email Pizza Night susie@byronbaymultimedia. The recently formed Rosebank Cooperative, now running the local Rosebank Store and First Aid Courses Green Frog Café, welcomes you Get First Aid Accredited with to the first of its regular pizza Red Cross. Courses running in nights, starting Friday August Armidale, Ballina, Byron Bay, 7 at 6pm. The Green Frog Café Casino, Coffs Harbour, and is also open on weekends offerLismore. For more details on ing a full breakfast and lunch courses and first aid supplies menu. Rosebank Coop is lovisit or cated at the crossroads of Eurecall 1300 367 428. Don’t just ka, Rosebank and Repentance stand there, learn first aid. Creek Roads, Rosebank. For more information phone 6688 Trivia Night 2440 or email rosebankco.op@ St. John’s School parents will be hosting a trivia night on Saturday August 8 at the Brunswick Family Golf Day Heads Bowling Club from Quota’s family golf day is be6pm. Questions, fun and games ing held on Sunday August 9 commence from 6.45pm. The at Mullumbimby Leagues Club bowling club has a bistro open at 9am. Cost is adults $25, chilfor dinner if required. The cost dren Aged 12 to 15 $10, chilis $15 per head, tables of 6 to dren 11 and under free. The 8. This includes a selection of cost includes a sausage sizfinger food for each person. zle and refreshments. Lots of Prizes include cash prize for prizes and lots of fun for all. the winning team, vouchers, For more info phone Colleen gifts, sporting equipment and (Quota) 6680 1045 or Club much more. Please contact the 6684 1400. school office for bookings and further details on 6684 2386 or Scrabble at email to sjpmull@lism.cathoTintenbar Are you interested in playing Scrabble and meeting new Multicultural people? Scrabble will be played Invitation at Tintenbar Hall on Thursday August 13 from 10am to 12 Konnichiwa! Ogenki desu ka? noon, with morning tea. This Hi, how are you? It’s Japanese is a regular TinCAn function, day this week and you can join come along and meet us, we in the sushi and origami lesalways love to see new faces sons. Every week there are inat our get togethers. For more teresting cultural experiences information ring Marg on 6687 happening at the ‘Multicultural 8033 or Stephanie on 6687 Drop In’ on Wednesdays between 2 and 4pm at the Fletch8793. er St Room, Byron Community Centre. Come along and bring U3A Bruns Valley On Tuesday August 11 we will your ideas, cultures and lanhave our AGM, an Open Day guages to share. Ph 6680 8079. and our 10th birthday celebra- VIEW Birthday tions. Past, present and future members are invited to attend. Celebrations For catering purposes, if you Brunswick Valley VIEW Club are attending, please phone birthday luncheon and show 6680 1600. is on Thursday August 13 at 10:30 am in the Mullumbimby New Potter’s Tricks RSL. It is our Birthday “SpecThe Mullumbimby Adult tacular”, Music Hall to MuLearning and Potters Associa- sical. All local singers (beaution Thursday Potters Group tiful voices), comedy skits, meets at the Pottery Shed be- outrageous costumes, lots of

fun! Bring your dollars as we have a wonderful Trading Table; produce, cooking, bric a brac. Lots of great raffle prizes. Apologies to Myra on 6680 1151 and casual members advise Myra if you are attending. All visitors most welcome, but please phone by Monday August 10 as filling up fast.

Raising Teenagers The Pathways Foundation is a registered harm prevention charity and a world leader in assisting teenagers with the challenging transition from teen to young adult. The free talk ‘Raising Teenagers’ is on Wednesday August 5 from 7pm to 9pm at Shearwater Steiner School, Mullumbimby. Visit or telephone 0432 579 573.

Hot Luncheon The Anglican Women’s Guild is holding its annual Hot Luncheon in St Martin’s Church Hall, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby on Thursday August 6 from 12noon to 12.30pm Cost $12. Please contact the parish on 6684 3552 for bookings.

Pearces Creek Connections Pearces Creek Public School 125th anniversary celebrations will be held on October 3 and 4. Past students and teachers, members of the community and anyone who has had a connection with the school are invited to attend. If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend please contact Ian ph: 6687 8335, email: iankirkland@ or Elizabeth ph: 6628 1337 by August 14 so that we have accurate numbers for catering etc.

Celebrating Treasures Ladies will be meeting at the Uniting Church hall, at the corner of Byron and Fingal Streets, Brunswick Heads on Wednesday August 12 from 10 am to 12 noon. There is no cost for morning tea, come along, share and be supportive of each other through caring and laughter. The theme will be Celebrating Treasures. Participants are invited to bring a personal heirloom and a story about why that item is special. For further information contact Robin, phone 6685 1097 or Ev, phone 6685 1392.

Homeschooling Interested in homeschooling? It’s legal, diverse and now supported by a network of friendly local families. Curious? Come to one of our weekly events and decide whether homeschooling might be right for you and your family. All ages welcome. Call Arun or Anne on 6684 3385 or Amala on 6684 4418 and view our FAQ at www.byronhomeschoolers. com.

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Coffs Coast Holiday (Caravan) Parks Assistant Manager Operations

Salary range $56.1K to $61.7K pa + super Coffs Harbour City Council is seeking a qualified and experienced professional to manage and coordinate operational activities and capital works programs and to develop and expand branch opportunities. For more information about this position and to apply on-line please visit our website at

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MANDATORY NEWSAGENT TRAINING The Australian Newsagents' Federation (ANF) conducts the only industry-accredited newsagent training program for incoming agents in your State - a mandatory requirement for some publisher contracts. The ANF course is supported by major industry partners including ACP magazines, News Ltd & Fairfax. Courses held throughout the year. For bookings or information PH Nicole King on (02) 8425 9600


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Pottsville Beach


AUCTION ON SITE – 6 ACRES SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2009 at 12.00pm Lot 11 Kudgeree Ave, Cudgera near Pottsville Beach v 2.66 hectares only 4 mins drive to the beach & village of Pottsville v Level prepared house pad with power & bitumen road frontage v Elevated & Breathtaking 360° ocean, rural & hinterland views v 25 mins to Gold Coast Airport & 25 mins to Byron Bay v This land will sell at Auction as parcels like these are very rare Property photos #342334 –

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A WORLD APART AUCTION 8TH AUGUST â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LAST CHANCE! This huge home is over 100 years old and has all the feeling from a graceful bygone era. This is the ďŹ rst time this property has been available and is a rare chance to purchase a piece of local history. Recline and relax on the big verandahs and lose yourself in the expansive eastern views, this is big sky country. Pure, fresh water ďŹ&#x201A;ows from eternal springs into creeks that deďŹ ne three sides of the property, discover private swimming holes and spa pools that are surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. The light ďŹ lled kitchen is huge with windows welcoming in the country style eastern garden. There are 4 large bedrooms and the main bedroom has views of the most beautiful of rose gardens. There is also has a huge sleep out running almost the length of the home. This timeless Queenslander has many eloquent expressions of the era; 12 foot ceilings, 6 inch hoop pine ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, leadlight doors, decorative timber fretwork, pressed metal ceilings and french doors opening onto verandahs. The 25 acres has deep rich soils and has been maintained as an organic farm for the last 20 years. Dotted all over the property is a bounty of fruit trees ... just too many to name. With strong foundations set a world of opportunity awaits the creative heart.




39 Matong Drive, Ocean Shores Timber Splendour

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24 Gloria Street, South Golden Beach Hansel & Gretel Cottage




9$&$17/$1' At the end of a country lane is this 4 bedroom architecturally designed modern home. The home is solar passive designed to capture cooling summer breezes and make the best of the warm winter sun. Set amongst 30 glorious acres of rolling pasture, tall timbers and with a mountain stream just a short stroll away, this could be the piece of paradise you have been searching for. The home is constructed from contemporary materials and has magniďŹ cent full length louvre windows and french doors opening from all bedrooms and living areas out onto large decks. The kitchen is a dream; with a modern enormous stainless steel oven, a walk in pantry and excellent overhead lighting. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for modern living in a rural setting, this home is it!

Perched atop a ridge in a pristine rainforest clad valley is this beautiful 4 bedroom timber home. The extensive use of timber, high raked ceilings and enormous picture windows throughout the home creates a fresh scandinavian feel. Located in the highly sought after Channon Valley the property runs from forested hills to a rich soil plateau and on to private creek frontage. The property is dotted with numerous waterfalls; the biggest cascades into your own private moon shaped pools, perfect for cooling off on those hot summer days. This property is really one of a kind and must be seen to be believed!

This quaint bungalow is nestled in a very private corner of the Jarlanbah permaculture hamlet. Born in Queensland and raised in Nimbin the home has had some important work done; like re-stumping and rewiring and is ready for you invest some of yourself in it. The home is big enough for the whole family, with 2 good size bedrooms and 2 light ďŹ lled sleep outs. The home has so many sought after features of the era; beautiful timber fret work, stained glass windows, wide timber ďŹ&#x201A;ooring and just the right spot to install your own love seat. Surrounding 2 sides of the home is a magniďŹ cent deck that overlooks spectacular local scenery, the perfect place to relax in the afternoons and watch the wallabies bound by.

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2009MASTERBUILDERSASSOCIATIONREGIONALAWARD This unique multi award-winning contemporary home with breathtaking views is nestled in the Byron Hinterland and set on 25 acres only 20 minutes from Byron Bay. Designed without compromise with robust innovative industrial and commercial detailing, Amileka retains comfort and luxury. Indoor and outdoor spaces connect seamlessly. Comprised of 5 bedrooms including a large separate ofďŹ ce; 3 bathrooms; 18m x 5m tiled pool; open ďŹ re; sunken lounge; solar hydronic underďŹ&#x201A;oor heating throughout; fantastic indoor outdoor entertaining area with built in BBQ; ďŹ re pit; a separate 3 bedroom house with its own pool; converted dairy bails; 2 spring fed dams and a timber plantation providing primary production status.

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Art Inspires Byron Bay Heritage Details

Property: Price: Skinners Shoot, Byron Bay Offers over $2.7 million Agent: Inspections: Unique Estates By Appointment Inquiries: Nicolette van Wijngaarden on 0411 144 877 or email Website: 7 3 4

52 August 4, 2009 The Byron Shire Echo

Just a few minutes drive from the beach and town centre of Byron Bay, amongst towering gums and lush rainforest species and with the most spectacular views. This lifestyle property offers a genuine income and has been running for successful business for over 5 years. This excellent earning opportunity has been achieving an average occupancy over the past 2 years of over 70%.

The 2 acre estate includes a main residence with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms that exudes a lovely “relaxed holiday feel”. Additionally there is a 3 bedroom caretaker’s cottage with a spacious sun-deck and builtin spa; a pool; a large artist’s studio; 2 treatment rooms perfect for health or remedial services. Byron Bay Heritage has dual occupancy approval and the sale includes the accommodation business.

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• Best priced 5 bedroom home beachside! • Includes parents retreat • Wrap around verandahs, polished timber floors • DA approved plans for rumpus / 2nd living space • Minutes to Byron & Mullumbimby Tyagarah Inspection by appointment Denise Burch 0408193415 Web Id 327333

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• We’ve tested the market, we now want a result! • Brand new, top quality home on approx 5 acres • Magical views with a stunning, contemporary style home 3 Bougainvillea, Federal Open house Saturday 12 - 12.30pm Duncan Lorimer 0400 844 412 Offers Over Janice Maple 0401 026 359 Web Id 369923 $1,275,000



• This 54 acre banana plantation & processing plant is situated at Mullumbimby Creek • Short drive from Mullumbimby • An operating business of growing, packing & delivering bananas, both from the property & from other producers. • Large processing area features 9 cool-rooms & a packing & loading area • Office & residence beside the shed • Cabin which features panoramic views out to the ocean • Unlimited water available • Along with a creek running through the property • Inspection will impress! Mullumbimby Creek Inspection by appointment Rob Nedwich 0411 285 533 New Listing

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• Superb established gardens, approx 2 acres • Quaint Cedar clad country cottage • In ground pool nestled in tropical surrounds • Open plan living • Ample room to expand! Ewingsdale Inspection by appointment Duncan Lorimer 0400 844 412 Janice Maple 0401 026 359 $1,070,000 Web Id 383617

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Best Buy in Beautiful Brooklet • Historic house • 5 gently sloping acres • Skinners Creek frontage • Separate bails accommodation • Great opportunity to renovate • Short drive to Bangalow 880 Friday Hut Road, Brooklet Open house Saturday 11 - 11.30am Rob Nedwich 0411 285 533 $870,000 Web Id 382196

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2 Portla Way, Ocean Shores ‡ Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home ‡ Large 993sqm corner block ‡ Open plan kitchen, walk in pantry

‡ Close to shopping centre & golf course ‡ Lush landscaped gardens ‡ Owners want to meet the market

5/56 Lawson Street, Byron Bay

1/45-57 Cemetery Road, Byron Bay

‡ Fantastic top floor apartment ‡ Right opposite the beach ‡ 2 large bedrooms

‡ Sub-division potential (STCA) ‡ Walk to town, beach & schools ‡ 2,433sqm with 79 metre frontage ‡ 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home

‡ Comes fully furnished ‡ Short stroll to town ‡ Live in or holiday let

‡ Open plan living & 2 bay garage ‡ Elevated and catches the sunlight ‡ Renovate or redevelop, you do the sums ‡ Owners on the move, must sell!

VIEW: Saturday 2-2.30pm

VIEW: Friday & Saturday 11-11.30am

VIEW: Saturday & Sunday 12-12.30pm

CONTACT: Peter Yopp 0411 837 330

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278 Picadilly Hill Road, Coopers Shoot

1/33 Scott Street, Byron Bay

‡ 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home ‡ Separate storage, living/dining ‡ Positioned high on Picadilly Hill ‡ Consists of 5 north east acres

‡ 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa/ duplex ‡ Open plan design

‡ Hinterland & east coast ocean views ‡ Only a 10 minute drive to Byron Bay

Erin Chapple 0434 007 227

24 Cavanbah Street, Byron Bay ‡ Located at quiet end of street ‡ Fully fenced courtyard ‡ Short stroll to Tallow Beach

VIEW: Inspection By Appointment

VIEW: Saturday 12-12.30pm

CONTACT: Glen Irwin 0418 604 080

CONTACT: Glen Irwin 0418 604 080

‡ Tastefully restored 2 bedroom cottage ‡ High ceilings & timber floors ‡ Walking distance to the beach

‡ Tropical landscaping ‡ 2 street frontage ‡ 733sqm allotment

VIEW: Saturday 11-11.30am Peter Yopp 0411 837 330

CONTACT: Tony Farrell 0417 212 692

Glen Irwin 0418 604 080

OPEN FOR INSPECTION s97 Beech Drive, Suffolk Park

Friday 11-11.30am Contact Bryce Cameron on 0412 057 672

s2/50 Paterson Street, Byron Bay Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Glen Irwin on 0418 604 080

sUnit 12 ‘Seeana Court’ 21-25 Cemetery sUnit 9 ‘Beachside’ 58 Armstrong Street,

4 Pecan Court, Suffolk Park ‡ Elevated, private & unique land ‡ 602sqm vacant residential block ‡ Build the home you truly deserve ‡ Private Suffolk Park cul de sac

125 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park ‡ Existing D.A. approval for a residence ‡ Walking distance to shops, tavern & beach

‡ 4 bedrm, 2 bathrm brick home ‡ Open plan living/dining area ‡ Located in a prestigious area

‡ Set on a large 1012sqm block ‡ Walk from backyard onto beach ‡ Short stroll to park, shops & tavern

VIEW: Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Road, Byron Bay Saturday 11-11.30am Contact Liam Annesley on 0417 780 795 sLots 8 & 9 ‘Oasis’ 24 Scott Street, Byron Bay Saturday 11-11.30am Contact Liam Annesley on 0417 780 795 s‘Tallowood Ridge’ Tuckeroo Avenue, Mullumbimby Saturday 11-11.30am Contact Peter Yopp on 0411 837 330 s26 Cavanbah Street, Byron Bay Saturday 11-11.30am Contact Andrew Rosee on 0421 914 054 s68 Massinger Street, Byron Bay Saturday 11-11.30am Contact Bryce Cameron on 0412 057 672 sUnit 7 ‘Beaches’ 45 Shirley Street, Byron Bay Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Erin Chapple on 0434 007 227

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Suffolk Park Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Bryce Cameron on 0412 057 672

sUnit 10 ‘The Links’ 64-70 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay Saturday 1-1.30pm Contact Sharon McInnes on 0408 659 649

s1/58 Stewart Street, Lennox Head Saturday 1-1.30pm Contact Bryce Cameron on 0412 057 672

s2/58 Stewart Street, Lennox Head Saturday 1-1.30pm Contact Peter Yopp on 0411 837 330

s1/170 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park Thursday & Saturday 3-3.30pm Contact Bryce Cameron on 0412 057 672

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Perfect North East Aspect Private, secluded and utterly irreplaceable. Take in the breathtaking views from its prime position at St Helena – capturing 180 degree views of Byron Bay stretching from the Lighthouse, through to Julian Rocks and Mount Warning in the west. Immerse yourself in this tranquil getaway property situated on 1 acre of captivating private surrounds. The architectural lines of this single level

home have an overwhelming ambience throughout with high ceilings, timber floors, open plan spaces and clever use of glass and timber bringing the outdoors in. Price: For Sale By Negotiation. Contact Glen Irwin on 0418 604 080 at LJ Hooker Byron Bay.

Lot 1 Main Road, Clunes ✔ Hinterland

village hectares (10 acres) ✔ Original farm house ✔ 5 bedrooms + sleepout ✔ Town water ✔ Separate council approved shop ✔ Additional income ✔ 4.04

✔ Picturesque

rural outlook Auction Saturday 5th September on-site at 1pm Contact Tony Farrell on 0417 212 692 or

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2 Portla Way, Ocean Shores The owners want to meet the market. Ideal for first home owners, investors or buyers looking for a lot of storage space. This home is situated on a large 993sqm corner block within close proximity to the local shopping centre, beach and Ocean Shores Country Club. It has 3 light filled bedrooms and 2 living areas that look out onto lush

landscaped surrounds. There is also side street access which is ideal for a caravan or boat. Auction Thursday 13th August. Contact Peter Yopp on 0411 837 330 at L J Hooker Byron Bay

‘Tallowood Ridge’ Tuckeroo Avenue, Mullumbimby ✔ Spectacular

new land release sizes from 600sqm to 1,119sqm ✔ Close to schools shops & transport ✔ Sporting field complex ✔ Toddlers playground ✔ Lot

✔ Panoramic views from some blocks Priced from $230,000. Contact Peter Yopp 0411 837 330.


On Tweed Valley Way, Burringbar ✔ 2023sqm elevated property, ✔ Currently two lots on one title, ✔ Interior renovation tastefully

undertaken, ✔ Two large bedrooms, beautiful bathroom, ✔ Open plan kitchen dining lounge, ✔ Polished hardwood floor, ✔ Double doors onto large open deck area, ✔ Car parking under house

✔ Extensive sub-tropical plantings Price $395,000. Inspection by appointment only. Contact Stuart Cahill on 02 6677 1699 or 0402 071 699. 3/29 Broadway, Burringbar NSW 2483.

Disclaimer: Purchasers should make their own investigations as to details provided herein. Photos are indicative of the property.

Burringbar – Reduced $325,000 ✔ 771sqm village block ✔ On Tweed Valley Way, ✔ Very tidy, 3 bedrooms, ✔ Double carport, shed, ✔ Concrete driveway, overlooks

Burringbar Creek, Inspection by appointment only.

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Home Among The Gum Trees ✔ Character timber pole home

✔ 5 mins drive to shops and beach

✔ In touch with nature on 2118sqm bush

Inspection sure to impress! Contact Will Sorrell on 0417 653 312. Elders New Brighton/Ocean Shores 6 Strand Avenue, New Brighton 2483. 02 6680 1594 Web Id: 380717

block ✔ High raked ceilings & polished timber floors ✔ 3 bedroom, single bathroom, single garage ✔ Covered rear timber verandahs ✔ Quiet, private and natural setting ✔ Downstairs studio/multi purpose room

Fiji – Rare Freehold Land Opportunity

$460,000 Beachside Sanctuary – Suffolk Park ✔ Light & spacious three bedrooms ✔ Private entrance to courtyard garden ✔ 2 modern bathrooms ✔ Covered entertaining area

✔ Double car garage For sale $1,025,000 Sales agent Denise Burch 0408 193 415. Website Id: 381342

✔ Granite bench tops kitchen ✔ Open plan living

New Brighton

✔ Short stroll to Suffolk Park


Maui Bay Estate, located on the beautiful Coral Coast of the main island of Fiji, offers an ideal lifestyle change/holiday home destination and unique investment opportunity. A peaceful and relaxed living environment located on a white sand beach overlooking the ocean provides an idyllic living atmosphere close to resorts and world class surfing, diving and fishing reefs. Maui Bay Estate features electricity, telephone, broadband internet access and Beach Clubhouse which

makes for convenient living from your island paradise home. The best ocean view lots (over ½ acre) are selling fast from $125,000 (available on 10% deposit vendor finance). Taveuni Development Company (Australia Office) on 07 5572 4415 or 0404 448 430.

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Byron Shire Echo – Issue 24.09 – 09/08/2009  

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

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