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Keep me on track says re-elected MP Luis Feliu

Re-elected Tweed MP Geoff Provest has challenged residents to hold him to his election pledges, which include a major planning study for a rail link between Coolangatta and Casino. The rail corridor for the study, which Mr Provest said he wanted done by the end of this year, potentially covers the seats of the three re-elected sitting National Party MPs for the Northern Rivers: Mr Provest, Thomas George in Lismore and Don Page in Ballina, who convincingly won their seats last Saturday in the landslide which toppled the Labor government.

Rail money ‘committed’ In the leadup to the election, Mr Provest announced at a public rally that his party would undertake a $1 million planning study for the rail line and after the coalition’s victory said the government had ‘committed’ the money for the track extending south from Coolangatta airport. Rail campaigners such as Trains on Our Tracks (TOOT) and other candidates had criticised the National Party MPs for reneging on a promise made at the previous state election to build a commuter rail service with six services a day at a cost of around $100 million and replacing it with a promise to conduct another feasibility study. Mr Provest told media, after winning the seat for the second time, that he wanted to start talks soon with the Queensland government over the rail plan and other cross-border issues such as business taxes. He said he was also committed to finding a location for a new police station and an increase in police

numbers to match the area’s population growth, claiming ‘when I make a commitment I follow it through and stand behind it.’ The former Tweed Heads Bowls Club manager took the seat from Labor’s Neville Newell in 2007 after the Labor government’s axing of the Murwillumbah to Casino rail service in 2004 boosted his chances. This week, he firmed his grip on the seat with an increased margin of around 22 per cent. The Greens also improved their vote from last state election, with first-time candidate Andrea Vickers doubling the Greens’ primary vote with over 15 per cent of the total vote, while Labor’s candidate Reece Byrnes suffered the average statewide swing against Labor of around 16 per cent. (For latest figures visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.) Mr Byrnes said he would ‘hold’ Mr Provest to his promises. Mr George had suggested before the poll that the election was a ‘referendum’ on the proposed controversial Byrrill Creek dam as part of the infrastructure needed to cater for Tweed shire’s expected population growth. But Susan Stock, the Greens’ candidate in the Lismore electorate, which takes in most rural parts of the Tweed Valley including Murwillumbah, rejected the claim, saying the polling booths at Kunghur and Uki were the closest to the proposed dam site and both voted overwhelmingly for the Greens, who are opposed to the dam. The issue has divided the two National Party MPs covering Tweed Shire. Mr George declared his support for a new dam, which would be in his seat, at a public rally just before the election, putting him at odds with

Intruders wreak havoc on wildlife Murray Simpson

One of Australia’s rarest shore birds is feared to have fallen victim to rampaging four-wheel drive vehicles on Fingal Head’s Letitia Spit. The Tweed Bird Observers group says it has been monitoring a pair of beach stone-curlews at Kerosene Inlet at the tip of the spit – but neither has been spotted since September last year. ‘We’re putting that down to the activities of vehicles and dogs,’ said Tweed Birders secretary Linda Brannian. The National Parks and Wildlife Service says there are less than 14 known breeding pairs of beach stone-curlews in NSW and when a nest was discovered at Brunswick Heads this summer it attracted wide attention. ‘A 24-hour watch was mounted on the nest site to keep intruders at bay,’ said Ms Brannian, ‘but we’ve had no such luck at Letitia Spit. ‘We carry out a monthly survey of all shore birds at Fingal and we’re dismayed at the number of illegal cars on the beach and dogs creating a discontinued on page 2 turbance.

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Fingal Head locals Adam Clarke and Daniel Cusack hold the new sign, watched by Elder, Auntie Bonnie, in the background. Photo Jeff Dawson

‘Stone-curlews are very secretive and well camouflaged but their nests are very vulnerable to predation.’ Rampaging vehicles have caused growing alarm among Fingal interest groups and last week they banded together and erected signs warning drivers they were on private land if they left the road. Police were invited to the gathering but did not put in an appearance.

Turtles in danger Fingal Head Coastcare president Kay Bolton said they were specially alarmed at the havoc wrought on the nests of leatherback and green turtles. ‘The coastal vegetation is being destroyed by bush bashing and the creation of a network of illegal roads and large areas of vegetation including Banksia forest have been destroyed by fires,’ she said. ‘The fragile wetlands are being rapidly degraded and destroyed. Letitia Spit is home to many migratory birds like the little tern which are protected

by international agreements but all these illegal activities are destroying their habitat.’ Fingal Head Community Association president John Parker said the issue had been discussed at several meetings and members were extremely concerned at the vandalism of a fragile environment and the threat posed by four wheel drives speeding through the village and down Letitia Road. Much of the land is owned by the Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council and their members say they’ve had enough. ‘It’s so dangerous living on Letitia Road these days,’ said one resident. ‘Cars barrel down there creating a dust cloud and we’re frightened for the safety of children and old people. Someone is going to get hit soon.’       Other activities impacting on the spit include illegal boat launching, quad and motorbike riding, rubbish dumping, camping and dangerous and illegal fires.

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Dr Paul Taylor demonstrates how a biochar kiln works at a recent World Environment Day celebration in Murwillumbah. Photo Luis Feliu

down into 50 per cent syngas and the balance biochar which has remarkable properties as a fertiliser. Driving the Ballina project are legislative changes governing landfills. ‘We will not be granted permission to open up new landfill sites unless we commit to a new kerbside green waste service,’ said Mr Dawson. ‘And this in turn will generate more green waste than we, or most other councils, can currently deal with. We could wind up with compost mountains.’ Ballina’s green waste service, which handles both garden clippings and kitchen scraps, starts on July 4. ‘Of course that’s way too soon for our plant to be running but in the meantime Lismore will take our surplus waste and process it at their conventional windrow composting facility. It will give us a chance to get up and running. ‘We haven’t jumped into this in haste. Nine million dollars is a lot of money for a small shire like ours,’ said Mr Dawson. ‘We’ve been developing our business plan for over two years in close consultation with Pacific Pyrolysis, a private company.’ Ballina’s venture has been closely watched by biochar expert Paul Taylor of Mount Warning, a retired astrophysicist living in Mount Warning who recently published an authoritative work, The Biochar Revolution. Dr Taylor said biochar was based on a very ancient technique involving cooking green waste in the absence of air. Biochar was used by pre-Columbian Indians in the Amazon to create oases of fertility in the notoriously poor and leached rainforest soils. The ‘midden’ soils known as terra preta, or black earth, were of human derivation using sophisticated fire management techniques, said Dr Taylor.

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Biochar has been shown to raise soil fertility markedly while locking away vast quantities of carbon in a stable form that won’t be released back into the atmosphere for thousands of years, he said. It has also been very effective

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when mixed with conventional fertilisers. ‘They found you need much less commercial fertiliser to achieve the same result,’ he said. Dr Taylor said Tweed’s cane industry was ideally placed to take advantage of pyrolysis technology. ‘A limiting factor is transport costs hauling waste to the pyrolysis plant. The cane industry, however, already has a transport network in place hauling cane to the mill and returning the waste to the farms. ‘A pyrolysis plant adjacent

to the Condong mill would be ideal, providing combustible oils to the steam generators and producing a valuable fertiliser at the same time.’ Biochar is currently selling at about $400 a tonne. The current system of feeding raw green waste into the furnaces sees the bulk of the matter being burnt leaving a small quantity of ash. It also leaves behind a good deal of potash which creates problems for the furnaces, said Dr Taylor. A pyrolysis plant, on the other hand, leaves the potassium or potash in the biochar. Dr Taylor said one inhibiting factor for the biochar industry was the lack of stability in the price on carbon. ‘The government keeps changing its mind on fixing a price,’ he said. ‘It deters potential investors from coming into the industry.’ Nevertheless biochar in the Tweed is already attracting commercial attention. Black is Gold Pty Ltd based in Maleny, Queensland, has confirmed it has opened negotiations with a group at Kunghur for the supply of biochar. Black is Gold director Dr Stan Joyce said if the Kunghur group can produce sufficient quantities at the right quality then his company is prepared to purchase in 20 tonne consignments with a view of establishing a long-term contract. It is understood Black is Gold is also negotiating a similar deal in Kyogle and at other sites in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

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Mr Provest who says he prefers raising the wall of the existing Clarrie Hall Dam to cater for future water supply needs in his electorate downstream. He warned last year that council would be wasting ratepayers’ money by pursuing a new dam when few had been

approved in either NSW or Queensland for 40 years. The contentious decision, which went against council planners’ advice, was made by mayor Kevin Skinner using his casting vote with support from Crs Warren Polglase and Phil Youngblutt, who are senior local National Party supporters.

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Airfield expansion plans draw flak Murray Simpson

A dogfight in Murwillumbah over an old fighter pilot’s garden shows no sign of abating. The battle has been raging at the gloriously located Bob Whittle airfield for nearly a year and despite the best efforts of Tweed Shire Council chief executive officer Mike Rayner to broker a ceasefire, it still shows no sign of resolution. The combatants are the Murwillumbah Aero Club and Scenic Rim Aviation, both of whom hold leases at the airfield run by the council. At issue are plans by Scenic Rim to expand by raising its office to the first floor and installing a hangar underneath. The problem is Scenic Rim’s building is not quite wide

enough to accommodate an aircraft with an 11.5 metre wingspan so it must shave off a piece of the aero club’s garden next door. The club feels strongly about the garden which, it says, has a certain heritage value since it was the wish of highly decorated World War II pilot Bob Whittle that it be preserved.

Desert campaign ‘Flying ace Bob Whittle flew Tomahawks in the desert campaign in Libya, where he earned the Distinguished Flying Medal, and later in the Pacific. Local historian Ron Johansen said he was known as ‘the man they couldn’t keep down’. After the war he ran a chemist shop in Murwillumbah’s main street for many years.

A feature of the garden is a Bangalow palm which a council arborist inspected and declared far too expensive to shift. Moving the palm to the Bob Whittle Memorial Garden at the airfield entrance would involve a specialised water blasting truck to cut the roots, a crane and the lowering of the power lines by Country Energy. The ongoing dispute means neither party can renegotiate a long-term lease with the council. Their existing leases have now lapsed and the council has agreed to let them stay on a month by month basis in the meantime. The matter has been before the council twice in the past two months and at its last

meeting the council resolved to continue with the temporary lease arrangements for six months pending the outcome of a development investigation report for the eastern tie down area.

Warring parties Mr Rayner said he had meetings with the warring parties in October last year to try and hammer out a deal ‘and some elements of compromise were flagged by both parties at these meetings’. ‘But in January 2011 Scenic Rim wrote to council advising that negotiations had once again reached an impasse.’ Mr Rayner said an aero club meeting on March 3 resolved once again to reject Scenic Rim’s offer.

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Tweed Palliative Support volunteer Autumne Camidge says that as more people in the community call on their services, more volunteers are needed. Photo Jeff Dawson

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Up and coming young bands from the Tweed and southern Gold Coast will battle it out on stage next Wednesday, April 6. But often the real battle is just to have their music heard. The Safer Communities Alliance has organised the inaugural Tweed Battle of the Bands as a way to help local acts showcase their sound to a wider audience. Alliance secretary Kristie Hedley said Tweed in particular lacked youth-oriented venues. ‘There’s a real gap in this area,

which makes it hard to get a gig,’ she said. ‘These kids have got real talent, but they’re sort of floundering around wondering what to do.’ The alliance has previously campaigned for cross-border policing and late night transport out of Coolangatta, but is currently focusing on developing more youth events for the area. Ms Hedley said it’s hoped the drug and alcohol-free event, which is being held this week in conjunction with National Youth Week celebrations, will

be held twice a year in future. Eight bands from the southern Gold Coast and Byron region will perform at the event, which includes metal, pop rock, reggae and rock acts. Ms Hedley said band members ranged in age from 11 to 30 years, with some acts seasoned performers, while others have never performed publicly. However, she said the talent of the bands, who must perform original material as part of their set, had been a standout. ‘It’s quite amazing what these kids are doing in their garage,’ she said.

‘The quality of the music, I think, is really going to blow people away.’ Competition judges include well known local musos Dan Hannaford and Lucas Proudfoot formerly of Max Judo. The competition winners receive three days’ recording at Crystal Grid Studios in Byron Bay, a gig at Twin Towns paying $500 and a photography and marketing package. The battle gets underway tomorrow, Friday (April 1) at 6pm (DST) at Tweed Heads Civic Centre and continues on April 5. The final will be held in April.

Print awards go on show The 14th annual Community Printmakers (CPM) National Print Awards go on show at Tweed River Art Gallery tomorrow, Friday, and will be judged and presented this Saturday, April 2, after the exhibition’s official opening at 5.30pm (DST). Judging the 2011 awards is Professor Sasha Grishin, the Sir William Dobell Professor of Art and head of the department of art history at the Australian National University in Canberra. The awards, organised each year by CPM members in partnership with the gallery, bring together some of the best Australian artist printmakers. This year the award drew 130 entries

from around Ausrtralia. Professor Grishin, who will give a talk on contemporary digital printmaking from 3.30pm, said printmaking at the close of the first decade of the 21st century had emerged as ‘one of the most exciting mediums in which much of the best and most innovative art in Australia is being made today’. Visitors are also invited to attend a free public program on Sunday, April 17, at 10.30am until 12.30pm when printmaker Steve Sawkins will demonstrate the technique of woodblock printing. The awards exhibition will be on show till the end of next CPM member Claire Beck with her etching and drypoint print ‘Bigarade Maid’. Photo Jeff Dawson month.


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Mossies stung by heavy rain, high tides Murray Simpson

Tweed’s mossie menace has subsided significantly thanks to recent heavy fresh water flushing of the notorious Terranora mangroves. Council entomologist Clive Easton said the poorly flushed Terranora wetland was the Tweed’s most chronic and prolific mosquito breeding area. But he said insect numbers were well down this year due to the frequent flooding and flushing of the area by high spring tides and heavy rain associated with the current La Niña event. In a report tabled at the last council meeting Mr Easton said the 18-hectare site had been extensively monitored in recent months by Griffith University’s School of Environmental Science and Australian Rivers Institute and the council’s own entomology unit. The research project was funded by the Australian mosquito and arbovirus research committee and the NSW Rec-

Barmah Forest virus warning current Residents and visitors to the North Coast are being urged to protect themselves against mosquito bites after a sudden spike in cases of Barmah Forest virus in the Northern Rivers. The North Coast Public Health Unit has warned of an expected seasonal increase in the risk of contracting mosquitoborne disease over the coming weeks and also over the Easter holiday break. A spokesperson said both Ross River Virus and Barmah Forest Virus were common on the coast and the diseases caused by these viruses can result in painful or swollen joints, sore muscles, skin rashes, fever, fatigue, and headaches. ‘We have had 93 Barmah Forest Virus notifications so far this year which is 75 per cent above the five-year average for the same time period. Ross River Virus notifications are currently at 29, which is 59 per cent lower than the number of cases we would have expected by this stage of the season,’ the spokesperson said.

reational Fishing Trust. Researchers found there had been a marked decline in mosquito numbers, reduced water acidity and an increase in fish numbers due to the ‘phenomenal run of large large spring tides’. Mr Easton said research was focusing on potential habitat modifications to the wetland to improve the site’s water quality

the shire – 10 Ross River virus cases and 11 Barmah Forest virus cases. Disease levels are likely to drop in coming months, he said. ‘Considering the low numbers of saltmarsh mosquitoes trapped over the summer it is likely the diseases were carried by mainly freshwater mosquitoes this season,’ he said. ‘The most commonly caught mosquitoes in carbon dioxide baited traps were the brackish water breeding Culex sitiens, the domestic breeding Aedes notoscriptus and the freshwater breeding Coquillettidia xanthogaster.’

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Locals have their say on Kingy park An online community forum about concept plans for a central park at Kingscliff has drawn a strong response, according to Tweed Shire Council. The month-long forum, at kingscliffpark, closes on April 12 and council is urging more residents to participate. Council’s senior design engineer, Warren Boyd, said the forum was ‘really about finetuning the design of Kingscliff Central Park, to ensure it contains the features and facilities the community wants’. ‘A previous round of public consultation in 2007, to create the Kingscliff Foreshore Master Plan, identified what the community wanted at each section of the town’s foreshore,’ Mr Boyd said. ‘There was clear cut support for a reduction in the size of the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and the creation of a community park in the land it vacated.’ He said the online forum

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would help to decide what will go in that park. Mr Boyd said the foreshore master plan mapped out a staged upgrade of the whole Kingscliff foreshore from Cudgen Creek to the Kingscliff North Holiday Park. ‘It specifically identifies the site between the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club and Kingscliff Beach Club for the Central Park, which will serve as a community hub and strategic link between the beach and Kingscliff ’s central business district,’ he said. A spokesman said council

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Abbott embraces the howling mob


y mother used to have a homely saying for it: ‘Tell me who your Volume 3 #29 March 31, 2011 friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.’ If this adage is to be applied to the events of last week, it would appear that Tony AbWe know it’s traditional for new governments to shriek with hor- bott is raving ratbag, a rantror that they have found a budgetary ‘black hole’ in the books of ing bigot whose ignorance of their predecessors, but new premier Barry O’Farrell really went science is matched only by his over the top with an imaginary $4.5 billion shortfall announced lack of manners. just two days after winning the election. The howling mob who surThe ‘black hole’ figure was achieved by doubling an already rounded him at the mini-rally outdated forecast deficit of $2.1 billion for 2013-14, which itself outside Parliament House last represented just two per cent of revenue, no more than a ‘round- Wednesday undoubtedly ining error’ according to economists. The real story is that the cluded some who were genugovernment actually starts its term from a financially stronger inely concerned about the imposition, with revenues projected to be $228 million higher over pact a carbon tax might have the rest of this financial year and in the 2012 year. on their household budgets The ‘black hole’ version was spin-doctoring cooked up by Liband the wider economy, but the eral Party innumerates and swallowed whole by the mainstream ones making the noise – includmedia on Tuesday. At the time you could discover the truth of the ing the majority of the speakers matter by checking out specialist news sites such as – came straight from la-la land. au, and the next day there was some back-pedalling in the major If Abbott really believes that papers, but the intended impression had no doubt been made this manifestation of his peoby then in the minds of voters: the incoming government has less ple’s revolution represents a money than it thought, so expect cuts in services. snapshot of middle Australia, Journalists defend this uncritical acceptance of political he has a truly bizarre picture propaganda by referring to the ‘news cycle’. Everything happens of the nation he seeks to lead. so quickly these days that there is no time to check, no time to Not many middle Australians analyse if you are being fed genuine facts or bullshit. So the big seek to spend a working-day Goebbels lie gets the front page treatment, and the follow-up morning paying to be bussed to correction, if it gets made at all, is relegated to a tiny space at the Canberra for a campaign supback. ported by the shock-jock Chris In the Tweed the major parties are past masters of this techSmith, a gibbering demagogue nique, along with the willing participation of the local daily. This in the style of Alan Jones but time, as we showed last week, the Greens were the target and the without the couth. trigger was the thoroughly dishonest letter from Catholic bishAnd those who did would ops, published two weeks ago but ‘discovered’ by the National hardly have felt comfortable Party just before polling day, allowing no opportunity for reply. surrounded by the wild–eyed It gives this paper no pleasure to tell people not to trust the conspiracy-theorists of One press, but the ‘black hole’ affair shows a disturbing sign that the Nation, The League of Rights, new state government will not be as closely scrutinised by the and the self-appointed Concorporate media as the last one was. sumers and Taxpayers Association, to name but three of the right-wing rent-a-crowds who Tweed Shire Echo leapt gratefully on board Chris Publisher David Lovejoy Editor Luis Feliu Smith’s bandwagon. Advertising Manager Angela Cornell As another homily has it, a Accounts Manager Simon Haslam man is known by the company Production Manager Ziggi Browning he keeps. ‘The job of a newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.’ – Finley Peter Dunne 1867–1936 Abbott must have seen that © 2011 Echo Publications Pty Ltd the gathering was pretty much PO Box 545, Murwillumbah 2484 out of control before making an Phone 02 6672 2280 email: appearance. To have done so at Printer: Horton Media Australia Ltd all was crazy-brave, but to have

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done so with out taking the elementary precaution of moving the more offensive placards out of camera range was madness. After all, there is a precedent. In 1970 Gough Whitlam as opposition leader was called out of parliament to address what was advertised as a rally against the Vietnam war. Unfortunately not all the protesters were pacifists; some were waving Viet Cong flags, and an enterprising photographer from the Sydney Daily Telegraph set

For his shock troops Abbott has to rely on sceptics and denialists, who inevitably include large numbers of nutters. by Mungo MacCallum up a shot which made it appear that Whitlam was speaking underneath them. There were immediate and thunderous repercussions; the deputy Prime Minister of the day, John McEwen, declared in parliament that Whitlam should be charged with treason. Eventually other photographs were located which showed Whitlam had actually been nowhere near the offending flags, but a great deal of damage was done. Abbott and his loyal supporters tried to get out of their predicament by saying that in objecting to being labelled ‘Juliar: Bob Brown’s Bitch’ the Prime Minister was just being precious; after all, John Howard had been called some mean and hurtful things too, on placards at rallies which had been addressed by Labor ministers Greg Combet and Bill Shorten. True, but at those rallies neither Combet nor Shorten was presenting himself as the alternative prime minister. In fact neither was even in parliament; they were

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o the long-awaited ritual slaughter has taken place in New South Wales, and the righteous bloodlust of the electorate has been assuaged, at least for the time being. But there is more, much more, to be done if those who are really guilty are to be included in the purge. The surviving true believers must don protective clothing and make their way into the cesspool of Sussex Street with flamethrowers and fire hoses. Only when the poisonous blindworms who have masterminded the catastrophe have been utterly expunged can the party begin its long overdue task of renewal. The signs are not good; just about the only person to have emerged from the debacle with any honour or credibility, Kristina Kenneally, has effectively abandoned the front line. In these parlous times it will be hard to find anyone else with the courage or stamina to lead the attack. But unless the brutal work is done, New South Wales Labor’s malaise will remain beyond human aid.



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have been a good look; at that rally with those placards it was a public relations disaster. And the final irony is that Abbott didn’t even endear himself to the ralliers. Of course they cheered when he inveighed against the carbon tax, but there were gasps of horror, mutterings of discontent and even a few audible boos when he told them that the scientific evidence was that climate change was real, and at least partly man-made. This was not what they had heard from Alan Jones and Chris Smith; and it should not be forgotten that Abbott’s personal religious adviser, CardinalArchbishop George Pell, was a fervent and vocal denier of climate change. But here was Abbott, mouthing heresy – even blasphemy. Was their hero turning, God forbid, rational? This, of course, is Abbott’s ongoing political contradiction. He says he believes the science, but rejects the scientific solution. Instead he proposes ‘direct action’, which is populist nonsense, and calls for a people’s revolution to

oppose the only effective measure, a price on carbon. But if the people believe the science, very few of them will join the revolution; for his shock troops, he has to rely on sceptics and denialists, who inevitably include large numbers of nutters. And there will be more rallies, perhaps bigger and better and noisier. Will Abbott continue to address them? If he does he’s asking for trouble but if he doesn’t he risks being seen as a coward and a hypocrite. There is an old political rule: never set up an inquiry unless you are certain of the result. Abbott should consider a corollary: never call for a revolution unless you can choose your own revolutionaries.


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simply trade union officials. And if Abbott could not see the difference, a lot of his colleagues were uncomfortably aware of it. Most, including his deputy Julie Bishop, his treasury spokesman Joe Hockey and of course Malcolm Turnbull, had declined the invitation to show themselves. In the end his praetorian guard consisted of Eric Abetz, Barnaby Joyce, Bronwyn Bishop, Sophie Mirabella and Cory Bernardi – fringe dwellers all. In any situation it would not <echowebsection=Comment>


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So why have the National Party plotters let their attack dog off the leash? Do they think voters want to read such trash? Lees was forced to resign from the ruling group of the party in January 2010 following a string of drink-driving convictions but was allowed back in the fold as campaign manager in May the same year after a stint in rehab. It seems to me that Mr Lees Alan Davis needs more time off. The NaPottsville tional Party would do well to renounce his tactics. Tweed ■ I am a staunch rusted-on La- voters respect truth not smear. Scott Sledge bor person. I believe in the core Kingscliff Labor principles of socialism and a ‘fair go’. Compassion to stand up for the poor and the ■ I would like to congratulate weak and the dispossessed. So- Thomas George on winning cial justice and the rights of the the seat of Lismore in last working class against rampant week’s state election. Thomas was always courteous and pocapitalism. That is why I voted Green. lite even as we argued over isThat is why I vote Green in lo- sues in Meet The Candidates cal, state and federal elections forums across the huge elecand have done for over twenty torate. I would also like to take this years. I have remained true but Labor hasn’t. We have had a opportunity to thank all the succession of prime ministers, Greens supporters who helped premiers and local leaders our campaign. However, I do not think who have donned the Labor robes simply because they are Thomas George can claim a too lazy to form a party of win in his so-called referentheir own, or find the Coali- dum on Byrrill Creek dam. The tion ranks too closed. Mal- polling booths of Kunghur and colm Turnbull had no trouble Uki are the closest to the proswitching from Labor to Lib- posed dam and therefore ineral – he knew in practice there clude those most affected by it. was no existing ideological dif- Last Saturday, those two pollference between the two par- ing booths voted overwhelmties. His aim was the cult of ingly for the Greens not the leadership, the same as Hawke, Nationals. In Uki for instance, Greens received 45 per cent Keating and Keneally. Ms Keneally has gained ac- of the vote and ALP, who also colades on her courage to fight opposed the dam, received althe election to the last sound most 13 per cent. Nats received bite. But she was merely work- 33.7 per cent. A similar result ing on her CV. In doing so she was received in Kunghur and added the final nails to the La- again, a clear majority was bor brand coffin in NSW. Nev- given to the candidates who er mind, Ms Keneally belongs opposed the dam. Thomas George cannot with capital and big business rightly claim it is a referendum – and she knows it. That is why I voted Green – on the dam when it includes because I am a Labor person. voters from Goonellabah and William K Collins as far away as Woodenbong Murwillumbah and Bonalbo, who were not aware of the issues relat■ I am appalled by the vicious ing to the Byrrill Creek dam and misleading ad authorised proposal. Susan Stock by Murray Lees of Dulguigan. The ad headlined ‘Greens Greens Candidate for Lismore party policies are dangerous’ appeared in a north coast ■ The statements attributed newspaper on March 24 and to ‘former Greens candidate misrepresented official Greens Kevin McCready’ on page 4 of party policies. The ad warns the Tweed Daily News (March voters that the Greens have 26) have no connection with radical anti-family policies like the Tweed Greens. Mr Mccutting road safety programs. Cready is not associated with Hello? The Greens were the the Tweed Greens, and no only party in NSW parliament longer lives in the Tweed area. I find it regrettable that TDN (joined by some independents) to vote in favour of road safety took the unusual step of pubby opposing the bad example lishing these comments in a of publicly-funded rally races. dedicated story on page 4 of The Murray Lees ad includes the election edition. I find it an appeal to paranoid xeno- more regrettable that the paphobia with the equally false per did so after Geoff Provest claim the Greens will open contacted TDN and drew their the floodgates to illegal im- attention to those comments. migration. Really? Must be a I would like to assure readers well-kept secret rather than a that they do not represent the views of the Tweed Greens. Greens public policy. OK. The Coalition has certainly won in NSW. A good victory speech Barry O’Farrell, with mention of transport, hospitals and rewriting the State Planning Act ‘to curb overdevelopment by developers’. Did I hear right? Oh boy! The Tweed will have all of that, thank you. Over to you, Geoff Provest! Your mob is in and we expect real action now. Pronto!

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Thanks for the article about camphor clearing at Burringbar. It is good that The Echo publicises such a wide range of issues and discusses them in detail. Camphor removal for ‘green’ energy is an important issue that has been overlooked by local conservation groups and needs to be addressed. Council (sigh) needs to take a stronger stand to ensure that such areas are better managed. Camphor laurels for green energy is yet another example of how great sustainable initiatives are developed by community action and then grossly mismanaged by government and industry in order for them to keep pursuing an industrial work ethic. The use of wood for electricity is a technological backward step. Humanity started burning coal in the 18th and 19th centuries as it was a more efficient energy source than timber. In Tweed it seems that the economic and social ideologies of the 19th century are alive and strong. More water means more dams; more jobs means more land clearing and development, more energy means burning plants. Maybe, just maybe, the cleared vegetation from any proposed dam site would end up at the co-generation plant to power it into the future, or perhaps they could use all the threatened species that council has removed from the roadsides! (The flail mower cut a swathe out of the endangered small leafed Tamarind Diploglottis campbellii site at Kelly’s road – off Tyalgum Road – the other day).

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greenhouse gas in their making, and thus unduly threaten the primary base of life – air. WCs are also engaged in the non-return of organic carbon to crop and grazing land. In short the WC threatens all three of the primary bases of life – air, water and soil. In a progressive society looking for environmental cure, rather than the denial and procrastination currently taking place, WCs would be phased out. The Tweed Shire Echo’s report of the attempt to bring sewerage to Mooball and Burringbar (March 17) is another example of Tweed Shire Council’s inability to come to terms with the environment. The estimated cost of $70,000 per tenement for centralised sewerage is a gross overestimation of the cost required to use sewage responsibly in the 21st century. The reported ‘overflowing septics’ just require pumping out, or upgrading with sand filters and/ or reed beds as is state of the art sewage septic tank operation at this time. The cost of upgrading to this would be less than a third of the estimated $70,000. The cost of a stand-alone composting toilet built instead would be about one tenth of $70,000. Then there would be water saving as well as direct carbon return to the soil with the added advantage that fruit

frees could be grown around houses with ready-provided fertiliser to reduce food-mile footprints. For those who choose septic upgrading or composting toilets, TSC could foot the bill as a far cheaper alternative than centralised sewerage. It is not as though we do not know the environmental path as far as sewage is concerned. Ribbon development, of which centralised sewage is a part, refuses to factor in the need for green belts that supply farm produce in between urban centres. Eventually the cost of supplying food from long distances creates major inefficiencies. Graeme Taylor in Evolution’s Edge summarises part of Joseph Tainter’s thesis in The Collapse of Complex Societies: ‘Complex societies are vulnerable to collapse because of the economic law of diminishing returns; while they must expand and develop more complex structures in order to acquire new resources, as they expand the costs of obtaining additional resources tends to rise. At the point where costs begin to outweigh benefits, the society becomes unsustainable.’ This can be seen also in terms of supply lines during war. During WWII Hitler lost the war in north Africa basi-

cally because his supply lines were overextended. In our society, visionless in regards to balancing the economic and the ecological, it is too tempting to sell coastal land for urban development, than to give much of it over to food supply which comparably only earns modest income. Peak oil and phosphorous are also inevitably increasing food costs. Some people say ‘the greenies’ want to take us back to the caves. The collapse of complex societies leads to the cave! More exactly, after the collapse of the Roman Empire, what followed for Europe was centuries of the Dark Ages. What appears to be common among the descendants of collapsed civilisations is a general amnesia about the causes. One can understand it. After collapse, there is so much activity surrounding survival that this is the major concern, and causes have little relevance. But we live blessedly at the time when we experience and gain knowledge – not belief or speculation, but knowledge – of the causes of civilisation collapse. You can see it clearly in the attempt to run centralised sewerage to Mooball and Burringbar at this late hour of environmental crisis.

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ing seeds and taking cuttings) but bringing the history of Byangum to the public’s attention. Mary Lee Connery and Penny Watsford from our Society approached Council staff last year with our ideas and now these plans are set to be realised. The riverside park will commemorate what was one of the three major settlements on the Tweed River. These settlement/towns were Tumbulgum, Kunghur and Byangum, all of which were subdivided into lots. Byangum was vital to the growth of the area. Harry Hatton’s launch took cream to the butter factory, children to school and offered passenger services. This was before roads were constructed and Byangum was the head of navigation.  Logs were floated down from villages upstream to be loaded on sailing ships and taken to Sydney. Our Society has an early map of Byangum, showing two parishes, which we would like to see reproduced on a sign at the park. This map, along with a list of the first, is part of the image we have for this memorial park.  A more desirable area will  evolve with the removal of rubbishy weeds which have got a foothold on the southern side of the bridge. The park will link the old bridge with the new. As the new sapling, grown

in the Tweed Shire Council nursery, flourishes people visiting the park will discover this important part of the Shire. Byangum – Gateway to the South Arm. Detailed information can be readily and eagerly given by historical societies at Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah and Uki and South Arm.  

this charity provides. I think it’s disgusting that OnTrack had to beg so many times to Solo to honour their part of the agreement. This metal recycling was an everdiminishing carrot dangled on an ever-increasing pole, only to get further and further away from reach. Now the money from the tip shop will go into a private pocket, leaving OnTrack with cancelling much valued programs for the disadvantaged. Pablo Rameriz


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Who’s for and against koalas Please remember the following councillors when in five or ten years north coast koalas in Cobaki and southeast Queensland are extinct: Cr Polglase, Cr Youngblutt, Cr Holdom, Cr Skinner and Cr van Lieshout. At the March council meeting, they all voted against a koala management plan for Cobaki Lakes estates. Only Cr Milne and Cr Longland voted in favour. On behalf of all Tweed koala lovers who were not present, I let four councillors know how ashamed they should be of themselves as they filed past me on their way to dinner. Mayor Skinner (who vowed to protect this lovely environment) ignored me, as did Cr Polglase. Cr Youngblutt laughed. ‘This isn’t about koalas. It’s about getting rid of Cobaki. Grow up!’ Did he mean that only children care about koalas but not adults? Isn’t it against council’s Code of Conduct to address residents disrespectfully? Why did Cr Holdom, who is on the Koala Advisory Board, vote against a koala management plan? She replied, ‘One day, Menkit, you and I are going to have an intelligent chat’. So we have one councillor who thinks it’s infantile to protect koalas and another who thinks it’s unintelligent

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is less than one per cent of properties in the Tweed Shire. To say that this number of installs has distorted the local solar market conveniently ignores the impact of the NSW feed-in tariff being reduced from $0.60 to $0.20. Tweed Shire Council will continue to encourage local companies to submit tenders for their services; however, council can only assess submissions based on the advertised assessment criteria.

Council is legally unable to provide preferential treatment to local suppliers. Finally, can I add that Mr Welling needs to confine his criticisms to council policy and the legislation within which it operates and not target council employees. David Oxenham

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to protect koalas. A pity Cr van Lieshout didn’t appear. She insisted that councillors represent the people and don’t need community consultation on Cobaki. Yet the majority of Tweed residents want koalas protected, so clearly councillors are not representing voters at all. Are councillors so afraid of being sued by the developer (Leda Holdings) that they won’t stand up to him? Or are they pro-development because it fills council’s coffers? Either way, no matter who you voted for at the elections, the real

people pulling the strings of councils and governments are the developers and corporations. What a pity Tweed council doesn’t have the cojones to stand up to these bullies! The world will go to the pits, koalas diving in first, followed by all our precious biodiversity, then us. Chief Seattle said, ‘This we know. All things are connected. What befalls the animals befalls the sons of man’. Bye bye, koalas. A sad day.

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In reply to the letter ‘Why have local solar companies been snubbed by TSC?’ last week, Tweed Shire Council selected a partner for the Tweed Solar Community Program after 14 tenders were assessed against the criteria of capability, product, price and community donation. The successful tender scored the highest and was awarded the tender. The Tweed Solar Community contract was for 200 installs with an option to extend Menkit Prince to 400 installs if demand was Uki high enough. In total, this

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1300 261 090 Money matters... * International Money Transfers * Rates & fees better than the banks * Let us quote you a price * Foreign exchange

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MONEY MATTERS BYRON FOREIGN EXCHANGE Atlas Currency Exchange is the first Australian Company dealing in Foreign Exhange to be granted an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL#342627). Also trading as Byron Foreign Exchange, Atlas Currency can perform your International Money Transfers in and out of Australia at very competitive rates with low or no fees. If you are regularly transferring for business or personal reasons, or for that one-off purchase, we are a local company here to save you time and, potentially, lots of money! We also have foreign currency, international sim cards and soon to stock AMEX Travelcards for your convenience. Call us for quotes and queries on 1300 261 090 or visit

MORTGAGE CHOICE – HOME LOANS, GOLD COAST SOUTH AND TWEED My name is Dawn Courage and am your local Mortgage Choice broker servicing Tweed NSW and Southern Gold Coast areas. I am an expert in helping: • First Home Owners including filling in all the first home owner grant forms • Movers • Investors • Debt consolidation and finding the best home loan for you* • Arranging loans to buy out ex-partners in divorce or separation matters; I have extensive knowledge and expertise in this field. I have an office in Tweed Heads South, or I can come to you. Contact me today on 07 55188615 or mobile 0410 830 201. *This information refers only to loans provided by our panel of 24 lenders with whom Mortgage Choice has an arrangement, under which it recieves commissions and other payments.

Do you really know where your super is invested? Need advice?

• No obligation initial consultation • No investment commissions • No ownership links or affiliation with product providers • Socially responsible investments and super • A Northern Rivers local since ’73 “After speaking with many of my retired friends, I realised that I was one of very few who made it through the GFC unscathed – thanks to Simon’s sound advice” Mark P. Strategic advice for your benefit. And we can come to you! Phone 02 6687 6566 or email to

SUPER HAPPY I recently attended the screening of The Economics of Happiness at the Byron Bay Film Festival and was impressed with the film’s effort to educate all of us on the benefits of sustainable living. At the end of the film, a Q & A session with the star of the documentary raised questions about what we can do to help our planet, fellow man/woman and our local businesses to avoid complete market domination by major global corporations. Most of us on the Northern Rivers appreciate the beauty of this region and are conscious about efforts to sustain it. But we can do much more! A powerful tool overlooked! There is one major area many overlook, however, when trying to do our best for the environment and communities. Its power can have fantastic effects and is yours to control–unfortunately many are not aware of how or where to start. Your money, your superannuation may be invested in companies that may not share your principals and ethics. For example, companies involved in manufacturing or sale of alcohol and tobacco, gambling facilities and equipment, uranium extraction, weapons, genetically modified foods or those with poor human/animal rights history. You may not want to invest in such companies...but there’s a good chance you are...via your super! The reality is, you want to ‘do your bit’ but you still want healthy investment returns! See the below comparison between two Australian Share funds, one using a ‘Green Screen’. Total returns % (after fees) at 28 Feb 2011

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Past performance is no indication of future performance. Time to get happy about your super? Simon Jones – Financial Sense Australia Pty Ltd ASFL# 340749 Ph 02 6687 6566 or send an email to

KEY TIPS ABOUT SUPER Get interested in your super. It’s your investment for your retirement. Look before you leap when choosing a fund. Compare retirement and insurance benefits and other features. Keep fees and charges down. Super’s a long-term investment, so take investment ups and downs in your stride. Consolidate your super accounts, where possible, to avoid paying fees for more than one account and to stop you losing track of your super. Keep your fund(s) up to date with your address and how you’d like your death benefits paid. If you’re changing or consolidating super funds, make sure you don’t lose valuable insurance benefits. Make sure your fund knows your Tax File Number. It helps you keep track of your super, makes sure your super is taxed at the special low rate and ensures you are not subject to extra restrictions on making contributions. Steer clear of super scams. If it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a lie. Money Smart - SImple Guidance you can trust.

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Beccy Cole and Adam Harvey are two of the most recognised names in Australian country music and together are as much a comedy act as a musical one. Now the hilarious duo are presenting a show aptly named The Rematch. After touring together in 2006 to rapturous applause and belly laughs coupled with both audience and critical acclaim, they’re back once again sharing the stage to challenge each other night after night. The Rematch tour travelled far and wide around Australia in 2010, so Beccy and Adam are again packing their bags and are hitting the road this year. Beccy Cole had an amazing year in 2010 with the release of her album Pre-Loved, and also landed the coveted job of cohost alongside 2UE’s Ray Hadley at this year’s 39th Jayco Country Music Awards of Australia. Adam Harvey had an equally successful year with the release of his album Best So Far, a collection of his favourite tracks spanning his lengthy career. Adam was nominated for two Golden Guitar awards (APRA Song of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the Year with The McClymonts), and also enjoyed a sold-out tour through NSW with good mate Troy Cassar-Daley. See The Rematch on Saturday at Twin Towns.

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sional staging, great atmosphere and great food. Fifteen Minutes of Fame is on at the Stokers Siding Hall, Friday.

Rematch with Beccy and Adam

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Fair Dinkum Bohos Since late last century, Vasudha Harte has been forging a path as a talented, diverse singer-songwriter and poetess, playing the Byron Shire and beyond with her sultry vocals, pianistic prowess and natural, engaging stage presence. Around the same time, Jem Edwards spent six years playing free jazz piano in UK clubs and later became involved in the classic off-beat African Hi Life Sound. When Fela Kuti was arrested carrying US$50,000 out of Nigeria and jailed for five years, members of his band remained in London and formed the band Blue with Jem on keyboards. While producing shows for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Jem created acoustic blues outfit Six O’Clock Shadow, ‘cutting heads’ with an array of formidable guitarists. Vasudha and Jem now combine their extensive musicality and get their mojo working with multiple instruments and styles, embellishing finely crafted songs with free improvisation. They float, flirt and rumble their way through songs and play exciting four-hander duets on the piano. Check them out in the lush and intimate setting of the Red Piano Bar at the Uki Cafe this Saturday night and look out for their evolving band Dinkum Bohos, set to tour the UK in the European summer. The Red Piano Bar at Uki Saturday on Saturday.

Shifting, lilting, erupting and exploding When Deya Dova steps on stage the atmosphere shifts and tilts on end. Life erupts from within the crowd as this luminous and high-energy dance happening explodes. The sound of Deya Dova is undeniably tribal. Fusing an exotic mix of dance, world and electro. Think the Drummers of Burundi meet Trentemoller, mashed with a twist of Bjork and the radical vocal layering of someone refreshingly unique. Hailing from the Nullarbor desert in South Oz, Deya’s take on music is wide screen. Known in the past to hammer guitars with a chopstick in a rock/acoustic intensity, explore the edges of ambient, global sounds and unabashedly experiment with developing her own vocal language, Deya Dova is an artist of flair and no fear. Now, as she synthesises past and present, her love for a solid dance vibe has been bought to the forefront and she emerges as one of the most creative and exciting singer/producers smack bang in the middle of her own genre – with Tijuana Cartel, Currumbin Soundlounge, Friday.

The Cartel from Tijuana

When you’ve got the Blues in your veins TIJUANA CARTEL AT CURRUMBIN SOUN DLOUNGE FRIDAY

If Carlos Santana had been hanging out in Iraq for the last 10 years then he would have to sound something like the Gold Coast’s own Tijuana Cartel. Their performances are a concoction of multi-layered grooves, splashes of Middle Eastern vocals, lilting Moby-esque soundscapes, Flamenco and slide guitar, trumpet, electronic world beats and live Latin Cuban percussion. A fusion of world music and phat electronic beats. Their musical energy and unrestrained delivery is thrilling audiences wherever they perform. Their tunes meander their way across the bumpiest musical terrain, a rhythmic body moved with stately deliberation creating inspiring and infectious rhythms that you just cannot help but dance to. It is a live show not to miss. Friday Currumbin Soundlounge.

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This month’s line-up features jazz with Marcus Nassner and Rudi Gerhardt. The Blackboard Acts for this session include Jessica Armour with sweet vocals, Isabella Cecere with her big show songs, David White with his great tenor love songs, Sean O’Hara with his wonderful folk sound, Charlee McConnell, a young, bright and stylish singer, along with well known local muso dad Bill McConnell. Tjis is a local talent live community variety show that has caught on and has a life of its own, with profes-

Bluesvein is the persona of two men: Marcus Makin on the keyboards with vocals, Ian Rowe brings vocals and guitar. Both of these musos have decades of performance behind them. Rowe is working with Preston Train, a rock/ funk/blues outfit and Caboose a rock covers trio. Makin has taken his deep gravelly voice on the solo path. He likes to blend the blues through his influences of jazz and classical. Last year the two formed Bluesvein and since then their audience appreciation has been on the rise. See them on Sunday at the Sphinx Rock Cafe.

Seniors, let’s get together for World Health Day

This event, held in the privacy of the Currumbin RSL event room, is linked to World Health Day and Debbie Smith from Healthy Inspirations at the Pines will be a guest speaker. She will be discussing health benefits for seniors. How to get out of bed with a spring in your step, how to keep your mind stimulated and have more strength and confidence. She will also offer free blood pressure tests. Enjoy performances by Currumbin Primary students, be entertained by talented

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Gallery. It is commendable that members of CPM have continued the growth of the CPM National Print Awards from its inception in 1992 to present the 14th awards in 2011. The judge for the 2011 CPM National Print Awards is Professor Sasha Grishin, the Sir William Dobell Professor of Art and Head of the Department of Art History at the Australian National University in Canberra. All are welcome to join Gallery staff, artists and special guests for the official exhibition openings and the announcement of the CPM Awards winners by Professor Grishin at the Gallery at 5.30pm (NSW) on Saturday 2 April 2011. With over 130 entries, this year’s Award brings together some of the best Australian artist printMPANY’S TWEED THEATRE CO makers. Professor Grishin will have the difficult, but pleasurable, D CINDERELLA KIDS AN task of selecting winners of the $5000 S KID S AT ARISTOC Tweed Shire Council Acquisitive Award, the $2000 Friends of the Gallery AcquisiRon Kitchin and Co, and Currumbin Communitive Award, the $1000 acquisitive Tony ty Special School students have offered to asAbernethy Memorial Award, the $1000 sist with service. There will also be lucky door Leslie J Pulman Award for Humour in prizes and Easter hampers as raffle prizes. Art, the $400 Barbara Carroll Award for Bookings are essential and transport may Socio-Political Comment, and the $500 be supplied depending on your area. $8 per NORTEC Young Artist Award. person and includes tea/coffee and cake. CurVisitors are also invited to attend a free rumbin RSL, Thursday 7 April. public program on Sunday April 17 at 10.30am until 12.30pm when printmaker Steve Sawkins will demonstrate the technique of woodblock printing. Come along and discover the intricacies of this technique dating from around AD200. Steve will cut and print a relief A pair of classics at woodblock design. Visitors are welcome Hanging Rock to come any time during the demonLocal flute soloist and teacher Carmelia stration to watch the artist at work and MacWilliam is giving a classical recital with ask questions. CPM is a not-for-profit pianist Nicholas Routley. incorporated artist-run initiative, which ROCHELLE SUMMERFIELD AND The emotive performance of their music will has been operating for 21 years. CPM OTHERS TWEED RIVER ART GALLERY FROM APRIL 1 be introduced as usual by informative commenprovides a full range of printmaking tary about the composers and interesting anecfacilities, including etching, lithographic dotes surrounding the composition of the pieces. and relief presses, a darkroom and screenprinting facilities and a small gallery space. CPM Workshop has an inclusive multimedia After international study, teaching and performance careers, and both Carmelia and Nicholas were individually drawn to live in this focus where artists of all status and disciplines are welcome region, where they met and created a musical partnership about CARMELIA MACWILLIAM AT HANGING ROCK HALL SATURDAY to share insights through a year ago. Since returning to performing after a 20-year hiatus, exhibitions, workshops and Carmelia has been heard locally as soloist with the NRSO, at the printmaking practices. Tyalgum Festival, in several Ukitopia events, with the Neptune Productions theatre orchestra, and on numerous other occasions. Nicholas occupies his ‘retirement’ with a busy composing and performing schedule, and was particularly delighted to discover the beautiful grand piano at Hanging Rock Hall. See Carmelia and Nicholas, Hanging Rock Hall, Barker’s Vale, (west of Nimbin) Gas wells 80 Saturday. kilometres from

Classical Performance


Surfers Paradise?

Art Exhibitions National Print Awards

The Tweed River Art Gallery is very pleased to host the 2011 CPM National Print Awards from April 1 to May 29. The Awards are organised each year by members of Community Printmakers Murwillumbah (CPM) in partnership with the Tweed River Art

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Free admission Gallery open Wed-Sun 10am - 5pm (DST)

Gecko Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council is hosting the screening of Gasland, an important film which explores the issues around coal seam gas

Mandy Nolan

Soap Box


WHY DON’T YOU TRY AND PROVE IT? When I was a kid the only thing I knew of passwords was when Ali Baba said ‘open sesame’, loaded his donkey with loot and then made a rather low-speed getaway on his ambling ass. These days everything has a password. I have so many passwords that life is fast becoming unmanageable. For phone banking I have a password, then I have a password to start my computer, and then another one to operate the internet. I have a password for logging onto the family assistance website. I have a password to log on to my Echo email. I have an eBay password. I have a Facebook password. A MySpace password. I have a password to start my phone, a password at the video shop and even a password to operate my washing machine. (Imagine if a complete stranger touched my top-loader!) Passwords are supposed to safeguard our privacy. Passwords are supposed to be the cyber keys to accessing our information. But none of my passwords are ever the same. They are all different. When I first had to give a password I was so taken with the novelty of it I chose something rude. Like ‘spottybum’. I didn’t think that these stupid passwords would grow to haunt me. How am I ever to remember them all? I now have a book on passwords that I keep locked in a safe. Unfortunately the safe is secured by a password. I haven’t a clue. Passwords are getting more and more difficult. Is it Mandy.Nolan or mandynolan or Mandy space Nolan or is it even Mandy Nolan at all? Every time I’m asked to give my password I experience a temporary spell of dementia. It’s blankout. Suddenly for privacy reasons I can no longer access my own private information. I am locked out of myself. It’s the cyber version to returning home pissed from the pub and realising you’ve left your key in the house. At least a house is tangible and you can push the bin up to the side wall, climb up on top, then take your skirt off so you can use your naked thighs to grip the downpipe as you inch your way towards the bathroom window. When it comes to accessing information or services, there’s no bathroom window. Failure to remember passwords has created a whole industry of IT operators whose sole purpose it is to re-allocate passwords. What a great day that must be at the office. It feels like we’re heading for an identity meltdown. In a few years from now we’ll be so inundated by passwords we’ll be begging for a computer chip to be inserted into our foreheads – irrefutable proof that we are who we say we are. Our computers will have a little red barcode blinger and every time we need to log on you just need to zap yourself. You could combine the infra-red laser technology with IPL, have your barcode inserted in your pubic region so that every time you prove who you are you get a little electrolysis. Not only would you be properly identified, you would also have a tidy little Brazilian.

Anna Zahalka The Bathers (Detail) shown in The Australian Character exhibition

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND OFFICIAL OPENING AT 5pm (FOR 5.30pm) ON SATURDAY 2 APRIL 1 April - 29 May CPM National Print Awards 2011 Mother of All: Karla Dickens and Ishta Wilson Vorsorgeprinzip? from Bali to Copenhagen: Roslyn Taplin Sat 2 Apr 3.30pm Floortalk: Prof Sasha Grishin on digital printmaking Sun 10 Apr 2pm Artist talk: Respondng to climate change with R. Taplin Sun 17 Apr 10.30am-12.30pm Demo: Woodblock printing with S. Sawkins

Until 1 May Out of the Box: Solander Works on Paper, New Zealand

Until 8 May Program 2: d/Art on Screen - A d/Lux MediaArt touring program

6 May - 7 August Freshwater Saltwater: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prints Works from the Collection: The Australian Character (02) 6670 2790 | 2 Mistral Road Murwillumbah NSW 2484 |

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The other handy thing about computer chips is that they provide automatic GPS. We can be tracked anywhere, anytime, by anybody. Great for managing dementing parents with the wanders and radical thinkers with wandering thoughts. It would also be extremely helpful in identifying the whereabouts of unfaithful partners, wayward children and Julian Assange. But maybe I don’t want to be identified all the time. It’s such an imposition on our right to privacy. I am tired of having to prove who I am on a daily basis to bunch of nameless dickheads on the telephone who constantly ask me to enter passwords to prove that I am Mandy Nolan so that I can operate the funds in my own fricking account. In days gone by all you needed to prove who you were and verify your family name and date of birth was your name written in the front of the family Bible. Imagine taking that to the bank. I am all for a revival of this sort of ID. Although we don’t have a Bible. Our names are written in the front of a Wilbur Smith book.



Cinema Guide





Murwillumbah Regent Cinema 5 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah 02 6672 8265 BCC, Coolangatta Coolangatta Shopping Resort Griffith St (Cnr Warner St) Coolangatta 07 5536 9300 Cinemax Cinema 60 Marine Parade Kingscliff 02 6674 4422


07 5524 2109 Open: 9am-4pm every day except weekends


64 Fingal Rd, Fingal Head 07 5523 1130 Open Wed-Thurs: 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm, Sun 9:30am-5pm

19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach 4218. (07) 55545019.

275 Boundary St, Coolangatta 07 5536 2500 • Open every day

33-35 Kyogle Road Bray Park, Murwillumbah • 6672 8276

CAROLYN JOHN STUDIO 241 Cudgen Rd, Duranbah 0431 533 676 Open Wed-Sun 10 am

CURIOUS ART GALLERY 94a Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah • 6674 5340 Open 10am-5pm Wed-Sat, Sun 12pm-5pm

Tweed Valley 6677 9208 Open 7 Days from 9:30am-5pm


36 Griffith St, Coolangatta 07 5536 6559 Open: Mon-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 10am2pm, Sun 10-12.30pm



U4b/18 Stuart St, Tweed heads 07 5536 1699

Shop 3, 110 Marine Parade, Reflections Tower Two, Coolangatta 07 5599 1150 Open Mon-Sun 6.30am-5pm









15 Coolman St Tyalgum 6679 3339 • open 10am-4pm 6 days (closed Wed)



135 Bundall Road Surfers Paradise,Gold Coast 07 5581 6567


Cnr Kirkwood Road & Duffy Street, South Tweed Heads

110 Riverside Dr, Tumbulgum 02 6676 6234 Open 11am-4pm Wed-Sun

2/792 Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach • 07 5534 1530 Open Tues-Sat 9.30am-2.30pm

TWEED RIVER ART GALLERY 2 Mistral Rd , Murwillumbah 6670 2790 Open Wed-Sun 10am5pm

Is gambling a problem for you? Call G-line (NSW) counselling service 1800 633 635 - Kingscliff Beach Club practises Responsible Service of Alcohol Rules



The Tweed Echo has the most comprehensive entertainment gig guide in the area. For your free listing, email or phone us on (02) 6672 2280. Deadline is noon Tuesday prior to Thursday’s publication.

AMC Tweed 6 Cinemas Tweed City Shopping Centre, 54 Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads 07 5523 3321

Art Galleries


Little Nippers Kids Room

- Brand New Bistro Menu now available - Open everyday for lunch and dinner - Saturday & Sunday Morning Breakfast

- We are a family friendly Club

The Shack Bottleshop

Oceans Café

- Make sure you check out our great weekly specials

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Multi Award Winner Restaurant Cafe Shop 5, Reflection Tower 2 110 Marine Parade, Coolangatta 4225 Email: Discover the New Taste of modern cuisine by the sea. BREAKFAST




Fully Licenced or BYO

Ph: 07 5599 2270

Currumbin RSL Club Currumbin Creek Road, BACK Currumbin Open 7 days lunch and dinner 07 5534 7999

Back by popular demand 3 course weekday lunches $14.95 members or $24.95 non-members Visit our website to view the menu Winner – Best Club Restaurant 2007, 2008 and 2009 (Clubs QLD Awards)

Salt Village, Kingscliff 6674 4833 Dinner 7 days Lunch Fri, Sat & Sun GOOD FOOD GUIDE CHEFS HAT EVERY YEAR SINCE 1998

Saltbar Beach Bar & Bistro Bells Boulevard, Salt Village, South Kingscliff Open 7 days 1300 725 822

Mount Warning Hotel

Mt Warning Hotel Open 7 days 10am till late Bistro open daily 1497 Kyogle Rd, Uki 02 6679 5111

Join celebrity chef Steven Snow in the first class of our upcoming series ‘The Secrets of Spice’. Wednesday 6th April, 11-2pm $109 per person (including a 3 course menu and wine matching) Bookings essential Saltbar has something for everyone, a large deck, newly refurbished Sports Bar, family friendly Bistro and Kids Korner. As well as ocean views, there’s always a great atmosphere, daily food specials, a well-equipped children’s area, live music and more. Kids eat free* Mon-Thurs 5.307pm + free kids’ movie 7pm, T-Bone Tues & free trivia, Half Price Wednesday + free Karaoke 7pm. Saltbar is on the absolute beachfront, Salt Village, 15 mins south of Coolangatta Airport. *conditions apply

One of the region’s great old country pubs. Delicious food, bistro open for lunch everyday from 12-2pm, dinner Thursday to Sunday from 6-8pm. Children’s playground, relaxing beer garden. Curry night on Thursday, raffles and member’s draw on Friday, punter’s draw on Saturday and on Sunday there is a delicious roast.


Winner of the ‘Favourite Japanese Restaurant all over Qld’ in the I Love Food competition 2010 Eat in or takeaway. Licensed. Open 7 days 11am till late. O-Sushi is a modern Japanese restaurant guided by a philosophy that incorporates traditional values of providing the best possible service combined with fresh wholesome food. WEEKDAY SPECIALS Cecada Kids eat FREE between 5.30 & 6.30pm for limited time. Modern Dining Lunch Special Shop 5 , Refl ection Tower 2 FRONT FREE Lunch Meal Deal buy 3 get one FREE 110 Marine Parade, Breakfast Special Coolangatta BIG BREAKFAST with free drinks $14.90 only Fully licensed Book for Valentines Day and receive free champagne 07 5599 2270 for one on arrival. ‘Experience the new taste of modern cuisine by the sea’

Coolangatta Showcase on the Beach 07 5536 5455 Byron Bay Woolies Plaza, Jonson St 02 6685 7103 Broadbeach The Oracle, 12 Charles Ave 07 5570 2166

If you are looking for delicious food, coffee or romantic sunset cocktail on the riverbank, the Sheoak Shack is the beach shack for you with a funky laid back daytime vibe or a party atmosphere with live music on Saturday nights. This gallery/cafe showcases the work of high quality local artists and is available for private functions… more Byron than Byron, in sleepy Fingal Head.






Mon-Thurs 9 to 5 Fridays 9 to 4 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 3/7 Brigantine Street, Byron Arts & Industry Park (02) 6685 5685

64 Fingal Rd, Fingal Head Ph 07 5523 1130 Wed & Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri & Sat 11am-10pm & Sun 9.30am-5pm


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Small enough for personal care, large enough to offer competitive prices. Santos has been supplying high quality biodynamic, organic, natural foods, and healthy products since 1975. We continue our commitment to sourcing as locally as possible. Santos is the home of Rainfed Rice–zero irrigation, certified biodynamic, as local as you can get, and the most delicious rice you’re likely to find. Visit for more info, or visit our online store at Eat well.



Santos Trading Warehouse

Here you will find some of the best local dining on offer. Restaurant owners take note: Good Taste provides you with the chance to tell your customers more about your business with ample room for that extra information that may not fit in a small advertisement. Great introductory rates are on offer. Call 02 6672 2280 to find out more.


The Echo’s guide to

Please print & check proof carefully, mark corrections or tick & sign approval & fax back to proceed To print 1,000 B/Cards, 4 colour process + gloss celloglaze, 1 side, full colour 2nd side, on 400gsm art board. TOTAL $137.50. incl GST, delivery Mob: 0417 222 445 Fax: (07) 5523 3552

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extraction. Normally considered an issue for rural groups but no longer, already 50 per cent of the Tweed is under gas exploration permits. Please come along for this award-winning film and guest speaker Libby Connors. Get informed. Join the debate. Lend your voice. Saturday, Robina Community Centre.


Who killed Lila Larswald?


Presenters Wanted Add your unique voice to Byron Shire’s own and only radio station, BayFM 99.9

And…if she’s not dead…then who is? The Murwillumbah Theatre Company and Playwrights Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore pay tribute to Master of Horror Alfred Hitchcock in Wrong Window, which opens on Friday April1. In this comedy whodunit, laughter and mysteries collide in homage to the great man’s works such as Rear Window, Psycho, The Birds and The 39 Steps. Off-and-on New York couple Marnie and Jeff enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their cross-courtyard neighbour do away with his wife. After they draw their curtain, the lady vanishes, and suspicion places murder beyond a shadow of a doubt. The bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbour’s apartment – 39 steps away – and the fun begins. It is believed to be the very first time this production is being performed here in Australia. The venue for the show is the Murwillumbah Civic Centre and the play continues on Friday April 8 and 15, Saturday 2, 9 and 16 at 7.30 pm and Sunday April 10 at 2 pm. Enquiries: Rosemary 02 6672 1520.

Cinders and the Aristocats The Tweed Theatre Company Inc is ready to present their latest program Cinderella Kids and Aristocats Kids. Cinderella Kids is the timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love.



Aristocats Kids tells the tale of a jealous butler, Edgar, who cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. What’s a cat to do? Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue. This feline adventure is sure to get you tapping your feet to its hep, jazzy beat. The show is on at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre Saturdays and Sundays until April 17 and Wednesdays until April 13.



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March is submission month for the Winter period! Our presenters will have fresh ideas, great music, quality presentation and something to share with the community. Past and aspiring presenters can pick up program submission forms at BayFM, upstairs in the Community Centre during office hours.


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14 March 31, 2011 The Tweed Shire Echo

Television Guide

1. Even the presence of Lelee Sobieski and Al Pacino cannot save 88 Minutes from tedium setting in, not a good look in a thriller (Prime, Friday, 8.30pm). A lot of modern movies would benefit from being only 88 minutes long. 2. A chap has to go back into his own past thanks to memory manipulation in the French scifi thriller Chrysalis (SBS2, Saturday, 9.30pm). 3. Summer Glau proves she can pout and wield weapons in the scifi opera Serenity (Eleven, Sunday, 8.30pm), which has some good CGI and thankfully doesn’t take itself too seriously.



4.00 Can We Help? 4.30 The Cook And The Chef 5.00 Something In The Air 5.30 The New Inventors 6.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Catalyst 11.30 One Plus One 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Midsomer Murders (M) 2.35 Ladies Of Letters 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Grand Designs Revisited 6.50 Minuscule 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 Miranda 8.30 New Tricks (M) 9.25 Whitechapel (M) 10.15 Lateline 11.00 Teenage Kicks 11.30 rage (M)

ABC 2 5.30 Can We Help? 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 Pilot Guides Israel 8.30 Being Human (M) 9.30 The Tudors (M) 10.30 The Wire (MA) 12.30 No Heroics (M) 12.50 How Not To Live Your Life (M) 1.20 Massive (M) 1.50 Close

ABC 3 6.05am to 5.35pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 Total Drama Island 6.30 Escape From Scorpion Island 7.05 Trapped! 7.35 Dance Academy 8.05 Vampire Knight 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close



4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 4.15 The Drum 5.00 ABC News 5.15


The Quarters 5.30 Newsline 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC News 9.30 Business Today 10.00 ABC News 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Newsline 1.00 ABC News 2.00 Midday Report 2.30 One Plus One 3.00 Afternoon Live 5.30 Capital Hill 6.00 ABC News 6.05 The Drum 6.45 The Quarters 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Contact Sport 8.00 ABC News 8.30 One Plus One 9.00 The World 10.00 ABC News 10.05 The Drum 10.45 The Quarters 11.00 ABC News 11.30 Contact Sport 12.00 ABC News 12.15 Lateline 1.00 BBC News 1.30 Australian Network News 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 The World This Week 3.00 Lateline 3.45 The Quarters

SBS 1 5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1.30 Insight 2.30 Closing The Gap On Chronic Disease 3.00 Living Black 3.30 Letters And Numbers 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Global Village 6.00 Letters And Numbers 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Coast 8.30 As It Happened World War II 9.30 World News Australia 10.05 Stripped (MA) 11.30 Movie: Inju, The Beast In The Shadow (MAV 2008) French thriller 1.25 Entourage (M) 1.55 Shameless (M) 2.50 Weatherwatch

2 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.40

More Than A Fiesta The Kingdom Mind The Gap Movie: Om Shanti Om (M 2007) Indian musical 12.30 Movie: One Nite In Mongkok (MAV 2004) Cantonese action 2.30 Weatherwatch

TEN 6.00 Ten News 6.30 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Ten News 10.00 The Circle 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Infomercial 4.00 Good Chef, Bad Chef 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 6pm With George Negus 6.30 Ten News 7.00 The 7pm Project 7.30 Biggest Loser 8.30 Undercover Boss 9.30 Blue Bloods (M) 10.30 6pm With George Negus 11.00 Late News 11.30 Sports Tonight 12.00 The Late Show 1.00 Infomercials 5.00 Religion


6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The Brady Bunch 8.30 Neighbours 9.00 Touched By An Angel 10.00 7th Heaven 11.00 The Love Boat 12.00 Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Jag 2.00 MacGyver 3.00 Cheers 3.30 Roseanne 4.00 Family Ties 4.30 Mork & Mindy 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 The Brady Bunch 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Everybody Loves 6.00 Global Village Raymond 6.30 Come Dine With Me





5.00 rage (PG) 11.00 Cooking The World: Vietnam 12.00 Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage 12.30 Australian Story 1.00 Foreign Correspondent 1.30 Carbon Cops 2.00 After The Deluge 3.00 Shute Shield Rugby Union – LIVE 5.00 Australian Open Bowls 6.00 Can We Help? 6.30 Gardening Australia 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Doc Martin 8.30 Spooks (M) 9.30 A Quiet Word With Alan Davies 10.00 Durham County (M) 10.45 rage (M)

4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 4.15 The Drum 5.00 Q&A 6.00 7.30 6.30 Behind The News 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Contact Sport 8.00 ABC News 8.45 The Quarters 9.00 ABC News 9.45 The Quarters 10.00 ABC News 10.30 7.30 11.00 ABC News 11.30 7.30 12.00 ABC News 12.30 7.30 Select 1.00 Big Ideas 2.00 ABC News 2.30 7.30 3.00 ABC News 3.30 Foreign Correspondent 4.00 ABC News 4.30 Behind The News 5.00 ABC News 5.30 One Plus One 6.00 ABC News 6.30 Australian Story 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The World This Week 8.00 Four Corners 8.45 The Quarters 9.30 State To State 10.00 ABC News 10.30 7.30 Select 11.00 ABC News 11.30 Foreign Correspondent 12.00 Big Ideas 12.30 The World This Week 1.00 BBC World News 1.30 7.30 3.00 BBC World News 3.30 7.30

5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 6.00 Parent Rescue 6.35 Sarah Wiener And The Kitchen Kids 7.30 Find My Family 8.30 Marie Antoinette 9.30 Movie: Chrysalis (M 2007) French scifi 11.10 Movie: Borderline (MA 2008) French Canadian drama 1.05 Weatherwatch

ABC 2 6.00 Kids’ Program 7.00 Dog Whisperer 7.30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 8.30 Movie: Shampoo (M 1975) US comedy. Stars Warren Beatty 10.15 Movie: The Sugarland Express (M 1974) US drama. Stars Goldie Hawn 12.00 Movie: Harriet Craig (G 1950) US drama. Stars Joan Crawford 1.35 Lily Allen 2.20 Close

ABC 3 6.05am to 5.45pm Kids’ Programs 6.05 Stoked 6.35 Prank Patrol 7.00 Serious Andes 7.30 Good Game SP 7.50 The Tribe 9.10 Close


6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.00 Hit List TV 12.00 Landed Music 12.30 Hook Line & Sinker 1.00 Shore Birds 2.00 AFL Premiership Season LIVE – North Melbourne v Collingwood 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals 6.00 Ten News 6.30 Bondi Vet 5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World 7.30 Oprah Winfrey Show News 1.00 Gauguin: The Full Story 8.30 Hawaii Five-O (M) 3.05 Accentus 4.00 Eating Art 4.30 9.30 White Collar (M) Newshour 5.30 Prototype This 10.30 AFL Premiership Season 6.30 World News Australia Gold Coast v Carlton 7.30 Monster Moves 1.00 Infomercials 4.00 Religion 8.30 Iron Chef 9.20 RocKwiz (M) 10.00 Movie: Margot At The 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The Wedding (M 2007) US Brady Bunch 8.30 Everybody Loves drama. Stars Nicole Kidman Raymond 9.00 Touched By An Angel 11.40 SOS (PG-MA) 12.45 Life’s A Zoo 10.00 7th Heaven 11.00 The Love (M) 1.10 Drawn Together (MA) 1.40 Boat 12.00 Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Weatherwatch Jag 2.00 MacGyver 3.00 Cheers 3.30 Roseanne 4.00 Family Ties 4.30 Mork & Mindy 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 The




7.30 So You Think You Can 8.30 Movie: 88 Minutes (M Dance US 2008) US drama. Stars Al 10.00 Sex And The City (M) Pacino 11.10 The Late Late Show 12.00 10.50 Suburban Secrets (M) 11.20 Roseanne 12.30 Sabrina The Premiership Season AFL: Richmond v Teenage Witch 1.00 Mork & Mindy St Kilda 2.35 Home Shopping 1.30 Happy Days 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 Diagnosis Murder 4.00 Touched By An Angel 5.00 7th Heaven 6.00 Kids Time 8.30 Sons & Daughters 9.00 Home & Away 9.30 Shortland Street 10.00 Coronation Street 10.30 6.00 Major League Baseball – LIVE Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 8.00 The Game Plan 10.00 Overtime Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Murphy Brown 11.00 NBA Basketball – LIVE 4.15 12.30 Hart To Hart 1.30 Great British Omnisport 4.30 Australian Athletics Journeys 2.30 Welcome Back Kotter Tour 5.30 M7 Multisport 6.00 Escape 3.00 Movie: The Man Who Would Be With ET King (PG 1975) US adventure. Stars 7.00 Australian Swimming Sean Connery Championships LIVE 6.00 Bargain Hunt 8.10 NBL Basketball LIVE – 7.00 On The Buses Cairns v Townsville 7.30 That’s My Boy 10.00 Sports Tonight 10.30 Pro Series 8.10 Are You Being Served? Drag Racing 11.30 NBA Basketball 8.45 Escape To The Country 1.30 Sports Tonight Late 2.00 9.45 60 Minute Makeover Australian Swimming Championships 10.45 Living In The Sun 12.00 Movie: 3.10 Omnisport 3.30 ATP World Tour Desperately Seeking Susan (M Tennis 4.00 OneAsia Tour Golf 5.00 1985) US drama. Stars Madonna NBA Basketball 2.00 Movie: The Man Who Would Be King 4.30 Coronation Street 5.00 Emmerdale 5.30 Harry’s Practice 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show 11.30 Seven News 12.00 Movie: Hart To Hart – Two Harts In Three- 6.00 Wagon Train 7.30 The Virginian Quarter Time (M 1995) US drama. 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today Stars Robert Wagner 2.00 Dr Oz 11.00 Quincy ME 12.00 Magnum 3.00 Medical Emergency 3.30 Kids’ PI 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Baywatch 3.00 Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.30 Deal Xena Warrior Princess 4.00 Hercules Or No Deal 5.00 The Drew Carey Show 5.30 6.00 Prime News According To Jim 6.30 Seven News 6.30 My Wife And Kids 7.00 Home And Away 7.00 That ’70s Show 7.30 Better Homes And 7.30 American Dad Gardens





Brady Bunch 6.00 Sabrina 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond 7.30 Frasier 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond 8.30 Movie: Object Of My Affection (M 1998) US comedy. Stars Jennifer Aniston 10.45 90210 11.40 Roseanne 12.30 Sabrina 1.00 Mork & Mindy 1.30 Happy Days 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 Diagnosis Murder 4.00 Touched By An Angel 5.00 7th Heaven


6.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Weekend Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 V8 Xtra 12.30 V8 Supercars 1.30 Beat The Star 2.30 Movie: The Shaggy Dog (PG 2006) US comedy. Stars Tim Allen 4.30 What’s Up Down Under 5.00 Eukanuba Extraordinary Dogs 5.30 Sydney Weekender 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Movie: Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG 2008) US comedy. Stars Drew Barrymore 8.30 Movie: Pretty Woman (M 1990) US romance. Stars Julia Roberts 6.00 NBA Basketball 7.00 Major 11.05 The First 48 (M) 12.05 Movie: League Baseball – LIVE 1.00 Geelong Code 46 (M 2003) US drama. Stars Tim Robbins 2.05 Home Shopping Multi Sport Festival 2.00 AFL Premiership Season LIVE – North Melbourne v Collingwood 6.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Better 5.00 Championship Netball: Northern Homes And Gardens 10.00 The Mystics v Central Pulse 6.30 Sports Great Outdoors 11.00 The Travel Tonight Bug 12.00 A House In France 12.30 No Opportunity Wasted: Canada 1.00 7.00 Australian Swimming How To Blow A Billion 1.30 Weekend Championships LIVE 8.30 Movie: Stroke Of Genius (PG Kitchen 5.00 New Zealand On A Plate 2004) US biography. Stars James 5.30 Man About The House 6.00 Mind Your Language Caviezel 6.30 Born And Bred 10.50 MotoGP Qualifying LIVE 7.30 Heartbeat – Spain 12.25 Bundesliga Football LIVE – 8.40 Inspector Morse (M) Borussia Dortmund v Hannover 11.00 The Good Life 12.15 Beniform 1.20 Omnisport 2.00 Serie A Football (M) 12.45 The Knock (M) 1.34 The LIVE 4.00 Australian Swimming Travel Bug 2.30 Weekend Kitchen Championships 5.30 Championship 5.30 The World Around Us Netball: Northern Mystics v Central Pulse



8.30 AFL Premiership Season 8.30 Movie: The Sisterhood St Kilda v Richmond Of The Travelling Pants 2 11.45 Room For Improvement 12.30 (M 2008) US comedy. Stars Cops, Cars And Superstars (MA) 1.00 Amber Tamblyn The Sopranos (AV) 2.00 Airwolf 11.00 Movie: One Missed Call (M 3.00 Quincy ME 4.00 Hercules 5.00 2007) US thriller. Stars Edward Burns McHale’s Navy 5.30 Home Shopping 12.45 Reno 911 (M) 1.15 Movie: Highwaymen (M 2003) US drama. Stars Robert Harmon 3.00 Cribs 5.30 Today 9.00 Kerri-Anne 11.00 3.30 Green Acres 4.00 Just Shoot Infomercials 12.00 The Ellen Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 5.30 Degeneres Show 1.00 The View The Flintstones 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Magical Tales 4.00 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 Afternoon News 6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 5.30 Hot Seat The Zoo 10.00 Friends 11.00 Murder, 6.00 Evening News She Wrote 12.00 Movie: Laxdale Hall 7.00 A Current Affair (G 1953) UK comedy. Stars Raymond 7.30 Friday Night Football LIVE Huntley 2.00 Hoarders 3.00 McLeod’s – Manly Sea Eagles v South Daughters 4.00 As Time Goes By 4.30 Sydney Rabbitohs The Golden Girls 5.00 The Ellen 9.30 Friday Night Football Degeneres Show Brisbane Broncos v Penrith 6.00 Friends Panthers 7.00 The Zoo 11.30 Movie: The Medallion (M 7.30 Antiques Roadshow 2003) Hong Kong action. Stars Jackie 8.30 The Mentalist (M) Chan 1.30 Movie: Cold Sweat (M 9.30 Harry’s Law (M) 1971) US action. Stars Charles 10.30 Law & Order (M) Bronson 3.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.30 Conan (M) 12.25 Murder, She 4.00 Danoz 4.30 Good Morning Wrote 1.20 McLeod’s Daughters 2.15 America The Mentalist (M) 3.10 Law & Order (M) 4.10 Movie: Some Will, Some Won’t (PG 1970) US comedy. Stars 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Leslie Phillips Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Green Acres 1.00 Seinfeld 1.30 Cribs 2.00 Dukes Of Hazzard 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Seinfeld 6.30 Movie: The Clique (PG 2010) US comedy. Stars Ellen Marlow




3.00 Spyforce 4.00 Infomercials

7MATE 6.00 Premiership Season AFL: Richmond v St Kilda 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today 11.00 Quincy ME 12.00 Zoom TV 12.30 Fifth Gear 1.00 Monster Garage 2.00 Car Sharks 2.30 Fifth Gear 3.00 American Hot Rod 4.00 Monster Garage 5.00 Drew Carey Show 5.30 According To Jim 6.30 Engineering Disasters 7.30 Air Crash Investigations 8.30 Zero Hour 9.30 The Universe 10.30 Movie: Open Water (M 2003) US drama. Stars Daniel Travis 12.15 Stag (M) 1.00 The Sopranos (AV) 2.00 Quincy ME (M) 2.00 The Sopranos (AV) 4.00 American Hot Rod 5.00 Quincy ME


GO! 6.00 Kids’ Programs 1.00 Get Smart 2.30 Here’s Lucy 3.00 Green Acres 3.30 The Dukes Of Hazzard 4.30 Hellcats 5.30 Unnatural History 6.30 Movie: Free Willy (G 1993) US adventure. Stars Jason James Richter 8.30 Movie: City Slickers (PG 1991) US comedy. Stars Billy Crystal 11.00 Movie: Freddy vs Jason (AV 2003) Robert Englund 1.00 Movie: 2 Door Mansion (M 2006) Aussie drama. Stars Dina Gillespie 2.30 The Dukes Of Hazzard 3.30 Green Acres 4.00 Hellcats 5.00 Unnatural History


6.00 Movie: Laxdale Hall (G 1953) UK comedy. Stars Raymond Huntley 7.45 6.00 Danoz 7.00 Weekend Today Movie: Amorous Prawn (G 1962) 9.00 Saturday Kerri-Anne 10.00 Ian Carmichael 9.40 Movie: Up The Kids’ Programs Front (PG 1972) Zsa Zsa Gabor 11.35 1.00 Horse Racing LIVE – Movie: The Philadelphia Story Golden Slipper (PG 1940) Katharine Hepburn 2.00 4.30 The Garden Gurus 5.00 NBN Movie: Empire Of The Sun (PG 1987) News 5.30 Antiques Roadshow Christian Bale 5.00 Getaway 6.00 NBN News 6.00 Friends 6.30 Funniest Home Videos 6.30 Movie: Bride And Prejudice 7.30 Movie: Alvin And The (PG 2004) Bollywood. Stars Chipmunks (G 2007) US Naveen Andrews comedy. Stars Jason Lee 8.45 CSI (M) 8.40 Lotto 9.45 CSI: Miami (M) 9.30 Movie: The Incredible 10.45 CSI: New York (M) 11.40 Conan Hulk (M 2008) US action. (M) 12.35 Movie: Empire Of The Sun Stars Edward Norton 3.20 Movie: The Philadelphia Story 4.30 Dangerman 5.30 The Garden 11.50 ICC World Cup Cricket Gurus LIVE – Final

PLEASE NOTE: Daylight Saving ends 3.00am Sunday 3 April – turn clocks back one hour


As midweek Mercury hits the first of its annual three-week retrogrades, the usual conditions apply: slow down, be clear, don’t assume, do check, save your docx, expect delays and be careful what you commit to in print…

ARIES: Yes, Mercury retrograde can be aggravating and frustrating. But knowing this, the smart punter will relax instead of push, act from judgment rather than impulse, see the silver lining in setbacks and use these go-slow conditions to set up more effective operating strategies. TAURUS: While Venus in sympathetic Pisces smooths retro Mercury’s pricklier edges for Taureans, don’t expect immediate answers from this week. Though it will respond to what you do best: systematically addressing existential questions one by one till critical mass is reached and the puzzle falls into place. GEMINI: An exciting but potentially troublesome week as your ruling planet

Mercury hits the first of its three annual speed bumps. But you know the drill by now: be discreet about what you say, careful what you sign, don’t drunk dial and sleep on it before pressing Send. CANCER: Retro Mercury’s auspicious for introspection, which this week could reveal two things: That misunderstandings are more often a result of insufficient information than malign intent. And to the three quarters of the world who aren’t water signs, your mood shifts can be very unsettling… LEO: Present planetary influences prompt you natural leaders to barge in, take charge and make sweeping changes, but in this combustible climate small things can detonate unexpectedly. To avoid flaming confrontations or

blazing rows, negotiate this week with your most tactful, delicate and subtle dance steps. VIRGO: If others take offence at your well meant suggestions this week, then listen to your own much more interesting inner voice instead. Which is telling you something like: Please don’t get locked into what worked once upon a time – find out what work bests right now… LIBRA: Grumpy, jumpy, touchy, toey, twitchy, edgy and moody… Not the seven dwarves – this week’s emotional picture. As your scales wobble between affection and irritation, retro Mercury initiates the old one step forward, two steps back routine. Regard all delays as blessings in disguise.

SCORPIO: If this week applies the brakes to something you’re particularly enthused about, take it back to the drawing board for fine tuning. And if someone’s stubbornly refusing to negotiate, don’t let it be you. Good news? Mars/Venus magic is percolating in your private sector. SAGITTARIUS: If midweek Mercury delivers a chill pill to your current plans that’s not a bad thing – ambitious ideas need time to ripen and there’s still more information that hasn’t surfaced yet. Resist taking on unnecessary obligations and keep resetting your internal thermostat to cruise control. CAPRICORN: All work and no play makes a cranky Capricorn, and in my oracular opinion, goaty zen philosopher

Alan Watts had the best advice for this week: No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now… AQUARIUS: This week could change your mind, hair style, address or career path, and if you’ve been bottling things up present planetary percolations could pop the cork. If others are bossy, use that as your cue to clarify what you want and what you’re not prepared to accept. PISCES: Venus joins Mars and end of week Pisces moon to light a fire under the Fish tush. You’ll do your damnedest to avoid the hot seat but we all have to take our turn, so resign yourself to learning the lessons and writhe with style…

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5.00 rage (PG) 6.30 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Insiders 10.00 Inside Business 10.30 Offsiders 11.05 Asia Pacific Focus 11.30 Songs Of Praise 12.00 Landline 1.00 Planet Earth 2.00 Crime And Punishment 3.00 Calder: Sculpteur De L’Air 3.50 Elaine Paige Live At The State Theatre 4.45 The Lost Thing 5.00 Art Nation 5.30 Mr Bean 5.45 Doctor Who 6.30 Wild Life 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Human Planet Deserts 8.30 Midsomer Murders (M) 10.00 Compass Bunbury Cathedral 10.30 The Street (M) 11.30 Inside The Great Magazines 12.20 Unknown World 1.35 Movie: Criminal Lawyer (G 1937) US drama. Stars Lee Tracy 2.50 Movie: Beauty For The Asking (G 1939) US comedy. Stars Lucille Ball

4.00 7.30 5.00 Big Ideas 6.00 7.30 6.30 Behind The News 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The World This Week 8.00 ABC News 9.00 Insiders 10.00 ABC News 10.30 7.30 11.00 ABC News 11.30 7.30 12.30 Offsiders 1.00 Big Ideas 2.00 ABC News 2.30 7.30 3.00 ABC News 3.30 Australian Story 4.00 ABC News 4.30 Behind The News 5.00 ABC News 5.30 Inside Business 6.00 ABC News 6.30 Foreign Correspondent 7.00 ABC News 7.30 One Plus One 8.00 Insiders 9.00 ABC News 9.30 Asia Pacific Focus 10.00 ABC News 10.30 The World This Week 11.00 ABC News 11.30 Australian Story 12.00 Landline 1.00 Big Ideas 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 BBC World News 3.30 7.30

5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 6.00 Designer People 6.30 Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain 7.30 Ninja Warrior 8.00 Unbeatable Banzuke 8.30 The Phone (M) 9.10 Amsterdam Vice (M) 9.40 Movie: The Storm (M 2009) Dutch drama 11.20 Movie: The Trap (M 2007) Serbian drama 1.10 Weatherwatch

ABC 2 6.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 At The Movies 7.30 Forger’s Masterclass 8.00 Easy Riders, Raging Bulls 10.00 Art Nation 10.30 Hamish Macbeth 11.20 Absolutely Fabulous (M) 11.50 Boy Meets Girl 12.35 Video Killed The Radio Star (M) 1.00 Wolfmother 1.30 Close

ABC 3 6.05am to 5.30pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 Escape From Scorpion Island 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close


ABC 1 4.00 Hymns Of Glory 4.30 The Cook And The Chef 5.00 Something In The Air 5.30 The New Inventors 6.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Landline 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Monarch Of The Glen 1.30 Cheese Slices 2.00 Darling Buds Of May 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Grand Designs Revisited 6.50 Minuscule 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 Australian Story 8.30 Four Corners 9.15 Media Watch 9.35 Q&A 10.30 Lateline 11.05 Lateline Business 11.35 Blue Murder (M) 12.20 The Clinic 1.20 Movie: Hotel Sahara (PG 1951) WWII drama. Stars Peter Ustinov 3.00 Australian Open Bowls

ABC 2 5.30 Can We Help? 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 Full Metal Challenge 8.00 Absolutely Fabulous 8.30 Rake (M) 9.30 Deadwood (MA) 10.25 The Street (M) 11.25 Being Erica 12.10 Love Soup (M) 12.40 The Guitar Show 1.10 Sarah Blasko 1.40 Close

ABC 3 6.05am to 5.30pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 Total Drama Island 6.30 Escape From Scorpion Island 7.05 Trapped! 7.35 Dance Academy 8.05 Vampire


ABC 1 4.00 Travel Oz 4.30 The Cook And The Chef 5.00 Something In The Air 5.30 The New Inventors 6.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Big Ideas 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Time Team 1.30 Meerkat Manor 2.00 Darling Buds Of May 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Grand Designs Revisited 6.50 Minuscule 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 Foreign Correspondent 8.30 How Earth Made Us 9.30 QI (M) 10.05 First Tuesday Book Club (M) 10.35 Lateline 11.10 Lateline Business 11.40 Four Corners 12.25 Media Watch 12.40 Movie: The Phantom Of The Opera (PG 1925) US drama. Stars Lon Chaney 2.00 Movie: Girl Rush (PG 1944) US comedy. Stars Wally Brown 3.00 Big Ideas

ABC 2 5.30 Can We Help? 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 The Rat Pack 8.00 Black Books 8.30 Good Game 9.00 The Warehouse Comedy Festival 9.30 Being Human (M) 10.30 Horne And Corden (M) 11.00 Ideal (MA) 11.30 Black Books 11.55 The Warehouse Comedy Festival 12.25 Later… With Jools Holland (M) 1.30 Ladyhawke 1.55 Close

SBS 1 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.35 World News 10.30 Football Asia 11.00 Football Feature 12.00 UEFA Champions League 12.30 Speedweek 2.00 Celtic Thunder 4.00 Little Mosque On The Prairie 4.30 Living Black 5.00 Cycling Central 6.00 Thalassa 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 A History Of Scotland 8.30 Dateline 9.30 Who Killed Maggie Thatcher? (M) 10.35 Tour Of Flanders Cycling LIVE – Belgium 1.00 Movie: Sounds Of Sand (MA 2006) Belgian drama 2.40 Weatherwatch

TEN 6.00 Religion 7.00 Kids’ Programs 8.00 Meet The Press 8.30 All 4 Adventures 9.00 Oz Made 10.00 Hit List TV 12.00 Life Is Wild 1.00 Glam 2.00 Championship Netball LIVE – Melbourne Vixens v Southern Steel 4.00 Everybody Hates Chris 4.30 Great Aussie Drive 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals 6.00 Ten News 6.30 The Biggest Loser 7.30 Modern Family 8.00 Bondi Rescue 8.30 Hawaii Five-O (M) 9.30 NCIS (M) 10.30 NCIS: Los Angeles (M) 11.30 MotoGP – Spain 1.30 Infomercials 4.00 Religion

Jag 2.00 MacGyver 3.00 Cheers 3.30 Roseanne 4.00 Family Ties 4.30 Mork & Mindy 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 The Brady Bunch 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond 7.30 NZ’s Next Top Model 8.30 Movie: Serenity (M 2005) US action. Stars Nathan Fillion 10.50 Smallville (M) 12.00 Roseanne 12.30 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 1.00 Mork & Mindy 1.30 Happy Days 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 Diagnosis Murder 4.00 Touched By An Angel 5.00 7th Heaven


7.00 Australian Athletics Tour – Sydney 8.00 AFL Premiership Season: Gold Coast v Carlton 10.30 NBA Game Of The Week 1.00 WGC Championship Golf Highlights 2.00 Championship Netball LIVE – Melbourne Vixens v Southern Steel 4.00 Championship Netball LIVE – Canterbury Tactix v Adelaide Thunderbirds 6.00 The Final Siren 7.00 125cc, Moto2 Motorcycle Racing LIVE – Spain 9.10 Sports Tonight 9.30 MotoGP Motorcycle Racing LIVE – Spain 11.15 Australian Swimming 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The Championships 12.45 NBL Basketball Brady Bunch 8.30 Everybody Loves 1.30 NASCAR Countdown 3.00 Raymond 9.00 Touched By An Angel NASCAR Sprint Cup 10.00 7th Heaven 11.00 The Love Boat 12.00 Diagnosis Murder 1.00


6.00 Sabrina 6.30 Neighbours 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond 6.00 Living Black 7.30 Futurama 4.00 ABC News 4.05 Big Ideas 5.00 6.30 Singapore Flavours 8.30 Supernatural (M) ABC News 5.15 The Quarters 5.30 7.30 Return Of The Bible 9.30 Dexter (AV) Asia Pacific Focus 6.00 ABC News Plagues 10.30 The Late Late Show Breakfast 9.00 ABC News 9.30 8.30 Is Seeing Believing? 11.30 Cheers 12.00 Roseanne 12.30 Business Today 10.00 ABC News 9.30 The World Game Sabrina The Teenage Witch 1.00 Mork 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Inside 10.30 Movie: Days Of Being & Mindy 1.30 Happy Days 2.00 The Business 1.00 ABC News 2.00 Midday Wild (M 1990) Cantonese Love Boat 3.00 Diagnosis Murder Report 2.30 Asia Pacific Focus 3.00 drama 4.00 Touched By An Angel 5.00 7th Afternoon Live 5.30 Capital Hill 5.45 12.10 Weatherwatch Heaven The Quarters 6.00 ABC News 6.05 The Drum 6.45 The Quarters 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 ABC News 8.30 Lateline Business 9.00 The World 7.15 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Ten News 7.00 Championship Netball: 9.30 Q&A 10.30 ABC News 11.00 The 10.00 The Circle 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Melbourne Vixens v Southern Drum 11.45 The Quarters 12.00 ABC Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Ready Steel 9.00 Major League Baseball News 12.30 Lateline 1.00 BBC World Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 – LIVE 12.00 Australian Swimming News 1.30 Lateline Business 2.00 BBC Infomercial 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef Championships 1.30 Geelong Multi World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 Lateline 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful Sport Festival 2.30 ATP World Tour 5.00 Ten News 3.35 Lateline Business Tennis 3.00 Omnisport 3.30 Real 6.30 6pm With George Negus NBA 4.00 Sports Unlimited 5.00 M7 7.00 The 7pm Project Multisport 5.30 Kitesurfing 6.00 The Masters Golf Official Film 2010 5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World 7.30 Oprah’s Comedy Gold 7.00 Australian Swimming News 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To 8.30 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (M) Championships LIVE Australia 1.30 Dateline 2.30 Insight 3.30 Letters And Numbers 4.00 The 10.45 6pm With George Negus 11.15 8.10 Championship Netball LIVE – Queensland Firebirds Journal 4.30 Futbol Mundial 5.00 The Late News With Sports Tonight 11.45 Late Show 12.30 Ally McBeal (M) 1.30 v Waikato-Bay Of Plenty Crew 5.30 Living Black Infomercials 4.00 Religion Magic 6.00 Letters And Numbers 9.30 One Week At A Time 10.30 6.30 World News Australia Sports Tonight Late 11.00 One 7.30 Mythbusters 8.30 Man v Wild 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The Week At A Time 12.00 Championship 9.30 World News Australia Brady Bunch 8.30 Neighbours Netball: Central Pulse v West Coast 10.00 Ugly Americans (M) 9.00 Touched By An Angel 10.00 Fever 1.55 Omnisport 2.25 Major 7th Heaven 11.00 The Love Boat League Baseball 5.00 Australian 10.30 South Park (M) 11.00 Wilfred (MA) 11.30 The World 12.00 Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Jag Athletics Tour Game 12.30 Living Black 1.00 Movie: 2.00 MacGyver 3.00 Cheers 3.30 Summer Of ’62 (M 2007) Algerian Roseanne 4.00 Family Ties 4.30 Mork & Mindy 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 The drama 2.40 Weatherwatch Brady Bunch Knight 8.35 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close







7th Heaven 11.00 The Love Boat 10.05 Hot Docs Draquila 11.50 Movie: Since Otar Left 12.00 Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Jag 6.05am to 5.30pm Kids’ Programs (M 2003) French drama 1.40 2.00 MacGyver 3.00 Cheers 3.30 Roseanne 4.00 Family Ties 4.30 Mork 6.00 Total Drama Island 6.30 Escape Weatherwatch & Mindy 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 The From Scorpion Island 7.05 Trapped! Brady Bunch 7.35 Dance Academy 8.05 Vampire Knight 8.35 Degrassi: The Next 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage Witch Generation 9.00 Close 6.00 Global Village 6.30 Neighbours 6.30 At The Table With… 7.00 Everybody Loves 7.00 New Latin Cuisine Raymond 4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 7.30 The Bible’s Buried Secrets 7.30 The Simpsons 4.20 The Drum 5.00 ABC News 5.15 8.30 Convoy War for the 8.00 Futurama The Quarters 5.30 Newsline 6.00 Atlantic 8.30 Raising Hope ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC News 9.30 Movie: Jerusalema (MAV 9.00 The Office 9.30 Business Today 10.00 ABC News 2007) South African drama 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Newsline 11.35 Movie: In The Company Of 9.30 Nurse Jackie (M) 1.00 ABC News 2.00 Midday Report Men (MAV 2004) French drama 1.45 10.00 Californication (MA) 10.30 The Late Late Show 11.30 Cheers 2.30 7.30 Select 3.00 Afternoon Live Weatherwatch 12.00 Roseanne 12.30 Sabrina The 5.30 Capital Hill 5.45 The Quarters Teenage Witch 1.00 Mork & Mindy 6.00 ABC News 6.05 The Drum 6.45 1.30 Happy Days 2.00 The Love Boat The Quarters 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 ABC News 8.30 Lateline 6.00 Ten News 7.00 Kids’ Programs 3.00 Diagnosis Murder 4.00 Touched Business 9.00 The World 10.00 ABC 9.00 Ten News 10.00 The Circle 12.00 By An Angel 5.00 7th Heaven News 10.05 The Drum 10.45 The Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Quarters 11.00 ABC News 11.30 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy Newsline 12.00 ABC News 12.30 3.30 Infomercial 4.00 Good Chef Bad 6.00 Pro Series Drag Racing 7.00 One Lateline 1.00 BBC World News 1.30 Chef 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful Week At A Time 9.00 WRC Access All Lateline Business 2.00 BBC World 5.00 Ten News Areas 10.00 Major League Baseball News 2.30 7.30 3.00 Lateline 3.35 6.30 6pm With George Negus – LIVE 1.00 Serie A Football 3.00 7.00 The 7pm Project Lateline Business Omnisport 3.30 World Tour Beach 7.30 Talkin’ ’Bout Your Volleyball 4.00 Sports Unlimited 5.00 Generation Pro Bull Riding 6.00 Escape With ET 8.40 NCIS (M) 5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 7.00 Australian Swimming 9.40 NCIS: Los Angeles (M) 1.00 Movie: The Mood For Love (G Championships LIVE 2000) Cantonese drama 2.45 White 10.40 6pm With George Negus 11.10 8.30 Ax Men 9.30 RPM 10.30 Bread 3.00 Living Black 3.30 Letters Late News With Sports Tonight 11.40 World Football News 11.00 Sports And Numbers 4.00 The Journal 4.30 The Late Show 12.35 Ally McBeal (M) Tonight Late 11.30 Arsenal Football 1.30 Infomercials 4.00 Religion Newshour 5.30 Global Village 2.30 Major League Baseball 5.00 6.00 Letters And Numbers Omnisport 5.30 ATP World Tour 6.30 World News Australia Tennis 7.30 Insight 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The 8.30 The Secret Life Of Chaos Brady Bunch 8.30 Neighbours 9.00 Touched By An Angel 10.00 9.30 World News Australia




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PRIME 6.00 Religion 7.00 Weekend Sunrise 10.00 The Amazing Race 11.00 True Beauty 12.00 Movie: Remnants Of Everest (PG 2008) US documentary 2.00 Premiership Season AFL Sydney v Essendon 5.00 Surf Patrol 5.30 Drive Thru Australia 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Sunday Night 7.30 Border Security 8.00 The Force 8.30 Bones (M) 9.30 Castle (M) 10.30 Serial Killers (M) 11.30 The First 48 (M) 12.30 Home Shopping 5.30 Seven News

7TWO 6.00 Home And Away 12.00 Movie: Count Three And Pray (PG 1955) Western. Stars Van Heflin 2.15 Movie: Gandhi (PG 1982) UK biography. Stars Ben Kingsley 6.30 Fawlty Towers 7.10 Are You Being Served? 7.45 Three In A Bed 8.45 Escape To The Country 9.45 60 Minute Makeover 10.45 Rhodes Across India 11.45 10 Years Younger 12.15 Movie: Gandhi 4.00 The World Around Us 5.00 Home Shopping

7MATE 6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 V8 Supercars 9.30 V8 Xtra 10.00 AFL Game Day 11.00 Quincy ME 12.00 Magnum PI 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Car Sharks 2.30


Fifth Gear 3.00 American Hot Rod 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 4.00 Monster Garage 5.00 The Drew 9.00 Mike & Molly Carey Show 5.30 According To Jim 9.30 Movie: Wedding Crashers 6.30 The Amazing Race (M 2005) US comedy. Stars 7.30 Gene Simmons Family Owen Wilson Jewels 12.00 Reno 911 (M) 1.00 Dukes Of 9.30 Movie: Bad Boys (AV 1995) Hazzard 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 US action. Stars Will Smith Hellcats 5.00 Green Acres 12.00 Lost (M) 2.00 Wagon Train 3.00 Magnum PI 4.00 American Hot Rod 5.00 Airwolf 6.00 Religion 6.30 Movie: Derby Day (G 1952) UK drama. Stars Anna Neagle 8.15 Movie: Beautiful Stranger (PG 6.00 Home Shopping 7.00 Weekend 1954) UK drama. Stars Ginger Rogers Today 10.00 Wide World Of Sports 10.15 Movie: Tonight’s The Night 11.00 The Sunday Footy Show 12.00 (G 1954) UK drama. Stars David The Sunday Roast 1.00 Kids’ Programs Niven 12.05 Friends 12.35 Murder, 1.30 The Million Dollar Drop 2.30 The She Wrote 1.35 Movie: Spencer’s Farmer Wants A Wife Mountain (G 1963) US drama. Stars 4.00 Sunday Football LIVE – Henry Fonda 3.45 Movie: Gone Sydney Roosters v Wests With The Wind (PG 1939) Part 1. Tigers Stars Vivien Leigh 6.00 NBN News 6.00 The Nanny 6.30 Sunday Current Affair 6.30 Antiques Roadshow 7.00 Customs 7.30 As Time Goes By 7.30 60 Minutes 8.30 Movie: LA Confidential 8.30 The Mentalist (M) (M 1997) US drama. Stars 9.30 Harry’s Law (M) Russell Crowe 10.30 CSI: Miami (M) 11.30 Biography – Serial Killers (M) 11.25 The Guardian (M) 12.20 Super 12.30 Movie: Devil Girl From Mars League 2.20 Music 2.30 Home (PG 1954) UK scifi. Stars Hazel Court Shopping 4.00 Good Morning 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion America 5.00 Early Morning News 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today




6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 The City 12.30 Eclipse Music TV 1.00 Surfsport 2.00 Here’s Lucy 2.30 Green Acres 3.30 The Dukes Of Hazzard 4.30 Hellcats 5.30 Wipeout USA 6.30 Top Gear 7.30 The Big Bang Theory 8.00 The Middle


6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show 11.30 Morning News 12.00 Movie: Two Against Time (PG 2002) US drama. Stars Marlo Thomas 2.00 Dr Oz 3.00 Medical Emergency 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Prime News 6.30 Seven News 7.00 Home And Away 7.30 My Kitchen Rules 9.00 Conviction Kitchen 10.00 Brothers & Sisters (M) 11.00 My Shocking Story 12.00 Parks And Recreation (M) 12.30 Home Shopping 5.30 Seven News

6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today 10.00 NBC Meet The Press 11.00 Quincy ME 12.00 Magnum PI 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Baywatch 3.00 Xena Warrior Princess 4.00 Hercules 5.00 The Drew Carey Show 5.30 According To Jim 6.30 My Wife And Kids 7.00 That ’70s Show 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.30 Family Guy (M) 9.00 American Dad (M) 9.30 Family Guy (M) 10.00 American Dad (M) 10.30 Scrubs 11.30 CNNNN (M) 12.00 The Sopranos (AV) 1.00 Magnum PI 2.00 6.00 Kids Time 9.30 Shortland Street Airwolf 3.00 Quincy ME 4.00 Hercules 10.00 Coronation Street 10.30 5.00 Baywatch Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Murphy Brown 12.30 Hart To Hart 1.30 Great British 5.30 Today 9.00 Kerri-Anne 11.00 Journeys 2.30 Welcome Back Kotter Home Shopping 12.00 The Ellen 3.00 Perfect Strangers 3.30 Growing Degeneres Show 1.00 The View Pains 4.00 Movie: Clambake (G 1967) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive US romance. Stars Elvis Presley And Cooking 3.30 Magical Tales 4.00 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 Afternoon News 6.00 Bargain Hunt 5.30 Hot Seat 7.00 On The Buses 6.00 NBN News 7.30 Heartbeat 7.00 A Current Affair 8.40 Jonathan Creek (M) 9.40 Mrs Bradley Mysteries (M) 7.30 Two And A Half Men 10.50 The Sweeney (M) 11.50 Minder 8.25 Lotto (M) 12.50 Great British Journeys 1.50 8.30 The Million Dollar Drop The World Around Us 2.50 Dr Oz 4.00 9.30 CSI: Miami (M) Coronation Street 4.30 Emmerdale 10.30 Crime Scene Investigation (M) 11.30 Til Death 12.00 Super Rugby 5.00 Home Shopping Extra Time 1.00 Super League 2.00 Infomercials 3.30 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News



PRIME 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show 11.30 Morning News 12.00 Movie: College Can Be Murder (M 2007) US mystery. Stars Dick Van Dyke 2.00 Dr Oz 3.00 Medical Emergency 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Prime News 6.30 Seven News 7.00 Home And Away 7.30 My Kitchen Rules 8.30 Winners & Losers (M) 9.30 Parenthood (M) 10.30 Cougar Town (M) 11.00 Keeping Up With The Kardashians (M) 11.30 10 Years Younger 12.30 Mercy (M) 1.30 Home Shopping 5.30 News

7TWO 6.00 Kids Time 9.30 Shortland Street 10.00 Coronation Street 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Murphy Brown 12.30 Hart To Hart 1.30 10 Years Younger 2.30 Welcome Back Kotter 3.00 Perfect Strangers 3.30 Growing Pains 4.00 Movie: The Cockleshell Heroes (PG 1955) WWII drama. Stars Jose Ferrer 6.00 Bargain Hunt 7.00 On The Buses 7.30 Some Mothers Do ’ave ’em 8.10 Are You Being Served? 8.50 To The Manor Born 9.30 Going Straight 10.10 Hale And Pace 10.45 Movie: Carry On Abroad (PG 1972) UK comedy. Stars Sid James 12.40 Movie: The Cockleshell Heroes 2.30 Dr Oz 3.30 Coronation Street 4.00

GO! 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Green Acres 1.00 Seinfeld 1.30 The Hills 2.00 The Dukes Of Hazzard 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Seinfeld 6.30 Movie: Just My Luck (PG 2006) US comedy. Stars Lindsay Lohan 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.30 Movie: Semi Pro (M 2008) US comedy. Will Ferrell 11.35 South Park (MA) 12.00 Pushing Daisies (M) 1.00 Bridezillas (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 5.30 The Flintstones

GEM 6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 The Zoo 10.00 Friends 11.00 Murder, She Wrote 12.00 Movie: West Of Zanzibar (G 1954) UK adventure. Stars Anthony Steel 2.00 Domestic Blitz 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 As Time Goes By 5.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 6.00 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 8.00 Send In The Dogs 8.30 Gordon’s Great Escape (M) 9.30 Movie: The Bodyguard (M 1992) US drama. Stars Kevin Costner 12.00 Murder, She Wrote 1.00 Gordon’s Great Escape (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today

Emmerdale 4.30 Home Shopping 5.00 Hart To Hart



6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Green Acres 1.00 Seinfeld 1.30 The Hills 2.00 Charlie’s Angels 3.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Seinfeld 6.30 The Middle 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7.30 Survivor: Redemption Island 9.30 Movie: Underworld – Evolution (AV 2006) US thriller. Stars Kate Beckinsale 11.45 Reno 911 (M) 12.15 Mad (M) 12.25 Charlie’s Angels 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 5.30 The Flintstones

6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today 11.00 Quincy ME 12.00 Magnum PI 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Baywatch 3.00 Xena Warrior Princess 4.00 Hercules 5.00 The Drew Carey Show 5.30 According To Jim 6.30 My Wife And Kids 7.00 That ’70s Show 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.30 Family Guy (M) 9.00 American Dad (M) 9.30 Family Guy (M) 10.00 My Name Is Earl (M) 11.00 Scrubs 12.00 The Sopranos (MA) 1.00 Magnum PI 2.00 Airwolf 3.00 Quincy ME 4.00 Hercules 5.00 Baywatch

NBN 5.30 Today 9.00 Kerri-Anne 11.00 Danoz 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Magical Tales 4.00 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 NBN News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 Top Gear 10.10 20 To 1 11.10 Kitchen Nightmares (MA) 12.05 20/20 2.00 Home Shopping 3.30 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News

GEM 6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 The Zoo 10.00 Friends 11.00 Murder, She Wrote 12.00 Movie: Josephine And Men (G 1955) UK comedy. Stars Glynis Johns 2.00 Domestic Blitz 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 The Zoo 4.30 Send In The Dogs 5.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 6.00 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 8.00 How Clean Is Your House 8.30 Hoarders 9.30 The Closer (M) 10.30 Sensing Murder (M) 11.30 Friends 12.00 Hoarders 1.00 The Closer (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today

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4.00 Talking Heads: Mark Bresciano 4.30 The Cook And The Chef 5.00 Something In The Air 5.30 The New Inventors 6.00 Kids’ Programs 11.00 Big Ideas 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 National Press Club Address 1.30 The Trail Of Genghis Khan 2.00 Darling Buds Of May 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Grand Designs Revisited 6.50 Minuscule 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 The New Inventors 8.30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 9.30 Hungry Beast 10.00 At The Movies 10.30 Lateline 11.05 Lateline Business 11.30 Humpbacks 12.25 Movie: A Canterbury Tale (G 1944) UK comedy. Stars Eric Portman 2.30 The Cook And The Chef 3.00 Big Ideas

6.05am to 5.30pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 Total Drama Island 6.30 Escape From Scorpion Island 7.05 Trapped! 7.35 Dance Academy 8.05 Vampire Knight 8.35 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close


4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 4.20 The Drum 5.00 ABC News 5.15 The Quarters 5.30 Newsline 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC News 9.30 Business Today 10.00 ABC News 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 National Press Club Address 1.00 ABC News 2.00 Midday Report 2.30 State To State 3.00 Afternoon Live 5.30 Capital Hill 5.45 The Quarters 6.00 ABC News 6.05 The Drum 6.45 The Quarters 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 ABC News 8.30 Lateline Business 9.00 The World 10.00 ABC News 10.05 The Drum 10.45 The Quarters 11.00 ABC News 11.30 Newsline 12.00 ABC News 12.30 Lateline 1.00 BBC World 5.30 Can We Help? 6.00 ABC News News 1.30 Lateline Business 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 Lateline Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ Programs 3.35 Lateline Business 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 River Monsters 8.30 Blood, Sweat And 4.30 UEFA Champions League Luxuries LIVE – Real Madrid v 9.30 Britain’s Missing Top Tottenham Hotspur Model (M) 6.45 UEFA Champions League 10.30 Sex: The Revolution (M) 11.15 It Could Never Happen To Me Delayed – Inter Milan v Schalke 12.10 My Teen’s A Nightmare (M) 9.00 World News 3.30 Letters And Numbers 4.00 The Journal 4.30 12.55 Paul Dempsey 1.30 Close Newshour 5.30 Global Village 6.00 Letters And Numbers 6.30 World News Australia



7.30 Inspector Rex 8.30 Tibet: Murder In The Snow (M) 9.30 World News Australia 10.05 Movie: Lake Mungo (M 2008) Australian drama. Stars Rosie Traynor 11.40 Movie: Shanghai Dreams (M 2004) Chinese drama 1.45 Weatherwatch

SBS 2 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 6.00 Global Village 6.30 Sarah Wiener’s Culinary Adventures 7.00 Korean Food Cult 7.30 Dateline 8.30 Hell Of The North 9.30 Movie: Prague (MA 2006) Danish drama 11.00 UEFA Champions League Replay – Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur 12.30 Weatherwatch

TEN 6.00 Ten News 7.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Ten News 10.00 The Circle 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Infomercials 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.30 6pm With George Negus 7.00 The 7pm Project 7.30 The Biggest Loser 8.30 Lie To Me (M) 10.30 6pm With George Negus 11.00 Late News With Sports Tonight 11.30 Overtime 12.30 The Late Show 1.30 Infomercials 4.00 Religion

Sports Tonight Late 12.40 NBA Basketball 2.40 NBL Basketball 4.30 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The Omnisport 6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian Brady Bunch 8.30 Neighbours 3.30 The Masters Par 3 Golf 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today LIVE – Augusta 9.00 Touched By An Angel 10.00 11.00 Quincy ME 12.00 Magnum 7th Heaven 11.00 The Love Boat PI 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Baywatch 3.00 12.00 Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Jag Xena Warrior Princess 4.00 Hercules 2.00 MacGyver 3.00 Cheers 3.30 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show 5.00 The Drew Carey Show 5.30 Roseanne 4.00 Family Ties 4.30 Mork 11.30 Morning News 12.00 Colombo According To Jim & Mindy 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 The 2.00 Dr Oz 3.00 Medical Emergency 6.30 My Wife And Kids Brady Bunch 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Seven News 7.00 That ’70s Show 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 5.30 Deal Or No Deal Witch 8.30 Family Guy (M) 6.00 Prime News 6.30 Neighbours 9.00 American Dad (M) 6.30 Seven News 7.00 Everybody Loves 9.30 Movie: Kill Bill – Vol. 1 (AV 7.00 Home And Away Raymond 2003) US action. Stars Uma 7.30 My Kitchen Rules 7.30 The Simpsons Thurman 8.30 Criminal Minds (M) 8.00 Futurama 12.00 The Sopranos (AV) 1.00 10.30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive (M) 8.30 The Simpsons 11.30 My Name Is Earl 12.00 Parks Magnum PI 2.00 Airwolf 3.00 9.00 The Cleveland Show (M) And Recreation (M) 12.30 Home Home Shopping 4.00 NBC Today 5.00 Baywatch Shopping 5.30 Seven News 10.00 King Of The Hill 10.30 The Late Late Show 11.30 Cheers 12.00 Roseanne 12.30 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 1.00 6.00 Kids Time 9.30 Shortland 5.30 Today 9.00 Kerri-Anne 11.00 Mork & Mindy 1.30 Happy Days Street 10.00 Coronation Street Danoz 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 Diagnosis 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Murder 4.00 Touched By An Angel 11.30 Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Murphy Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 5.00 7th Heaven Brown 12.30 Hart To Hart 1.30 10 3.30 Magical Tales 4.00 Kitchen Whiz Years Younger 2.30 Welcome Back 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat Kotter 3.00 Perfect Strangers 3.30 6.00 NBN News 6.00 Serie A Football 6.30 Bundesliga Growing Pains 4.00 Movie: Cops And 7.00 A Current Affair Football 7.00 World Football News Robbers (PG 1973) US comedy. Stars 7.30 The Big Bang Theory 8.00 RPM 9.00 NBA Basketball – LIVE Cliff Gorman 8.00 Mike & Molly 11.30 Real NBA 12.00 Liverpool 6.00 Bargain Hunt 8.25 Lotto Football 3.00 Omnisport 3.30 7.00 On The Buses 8.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife World Tour Beach Volleyball 4.00 7.30 Heartbeat 9.30 RPA Where Are They Now? ASP World Tour Surfing 5.00 The 8.40 Pie In The Sky 10.30 Embarrassing Bodies (M) WWE Experience 6.00 Escape With ET 9.45 The Good Life 11.30 Til Death 12.00 Eclipse Music 7.00 Australian Swimming 11.00 Benidorm (M) 11.30 Murphy’s TV 12.30 The Strip (M) 1.30 Home Law (AV) 12.30 Harry’s Practice 1.00 Shopping 3.30 Good Morning Championships LIVE 8.30 Extreme Fishing 9.30 Movie: Coronation Street 1.30 Emmerdale America 5.00 Early Morning News Jarhead (AV 2005) German biog- 2.00 Dr Oz 3.00 Home Shopping raphy. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal 12.10 4.00 NBC Today 5.00 Home Shopping




GO! 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Green Acres 1.00 Seinfeld 1.30 The Hills 2.00 Charlie’s Angels 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Seinfeld 6.30 The Middle 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7.30 Movie: Superman Returns (PG 2005) US drama. Stars Brandon Routh 10.45 Movie: The Assassin (M 1993) US action. Stars Bridget Fonda 12.45 Mad (M) 1.00 Charlie’s Angels 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 5.30 The Flintstones





6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 The Zoo 10.00 Friends 11.00 Murder, She Wrote 12.00 Movie: The Picasso Summer (PG 1969) US drama. Stars Albert Finney 2.00 Domestic Blitz 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 The Zoo 5.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 6.00 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 7.30 What A Year 8.30 The Closer (M) 9.30 Law & Order (M) 11.30 Conan (M) 12.30 Friends 1.00 The Closer (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today

Please note: The Echo takes great care producing this guide, but unfortunately TV stations like to tinker with things at the last minute and sometimes make changes after we have gone to print. 7.35 Dance Academy 8.05 Vampire 9.30 World News Australia Knight 8.35 Degrassi: The Next 10.05 UEFA Champions League 11.05 Movie: Blood Brothers (M 4.00 National Press Club Address Generation 9.00 Close 2008) Dutch thriller 12.55 Movie: 5.00 Something In The Air 5.30 The Blackout (M 2007) Filippino thriller New Inventors 6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Dalziel 4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 2.40 Weatherwatch And Pascoe 2.00 Darling Buds Of May 4.20 The Drum 5.00 ABC News 3.00 Kids’ Programs 5.15 The Quarters 5.30 Newsline 6.00 Grand Designs Revisited 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 6.50 Minuscule News 9.30 Business Today 10.00 ABC 6.00 Global Village 7.00 ABC News News 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 6.30 Food Investigators 7.30 7.30 Newsline 1.30 ABC News 2.00 Midday 7.00 Sarah Wiener’s Culinary 8.00 Catalyst Report 2.30 Australian Story 3.00 Adventure Afternoon Live 5.30 Capital Hill 7.30 Insight 8.30 Turn Back Time 5.45 The Quarters 6.00 ABC News 8.30 UEFA Champions 9.30 Whites (M) 6.05 The Drum 6.45 The Quarters 10.00 Getting On (M) League Replay Chelsea v 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 ABC 10.30 Lateline Manchester United News 8.30 Lateline Business 9.00 11.05 Lateline Business 11.35 The 10.00 Movie: Tired Of Kissing The World 10.00 ABC News 10.05 Film Festival Project (M) 12.25 Movie: Frogs (M 2006) Mexican Night Of The Living Dead (M 1968) The Drum 10.45 The Quarters 11.00 romantic comedy US horror. Stars Judith O’Dea 2.15 ABC News 11.30 Newsline 12.00 ABC 11.45 Movie: Mr Average (M 2006) Movie: Magic Town (G 1947) US News 12.30 Lateline 1.00 BBC World French romantic comedy 1.25 News 1.30 Lateline Business 2.00 BBC Weatherwatch comedy. Stars James Stewart World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 Lateline 3.35 Lateline Business



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5.30 Can We Help? 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 Marngrook Footy Show 8.30 Party Down (M) 9.00 Laid (M) 9.30 Graham Norton Show (M) 10.30 Hungry Beast 10.55 The League Of Gentlemen (M) 11.30 Later… With Jools Holland (M) 12.30 Marngrook Footy Show 1.30 Lily Allen 2.00 Close



4.30 UEFA Champions League LIVE – Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk 6.45 UEFA Champions League Delayed – Chelsea v Manchester United 9.00 World News 2.30 Dateline 3.30 Letters And Numbers 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Global Village 6.00 Letters And Numbers 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Italian Food Safari 6.05am to 5.30pm Kids’ Programs 8.00 Oz And James Drink To Britain 6.00 Total Drama Island 6.30 Escape From Scorpion Island 7.05 Trapped! 8.30 Heston’s Feasts


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Cryptic Clues ACROSS 1. Crush garlic around the absurdly lazy (9) 6. Deceased, right? Not yet (5) 9. “Samurai code,” said Laura to George on their wedding day (7) 10. Ban rule, messy and illdefined (7) 11. Put the drunk back in the jar

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again (5) 12. Liberate and clean out unattached journalist (9) 13. Remove from the jar and store (5) 14. Tat for untidy Rome bride (9) 17. Dirty rat secret – Blanche’s desire! (9) 18. Cut with small whip (5) 19. Bring in a worker – it’s

6.00 Ten News 7.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Ten News 10.00 The Circle 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Infomercials 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.30 6pm With George Negus 7.00 The 7pm Project 7.30 The Biggest Loser 8.30 The Good Wife (M) 9.30 Law & Order: SVU (M) 10.30 6pm With George Negus 11.00 Late News With Sports Tonight 11.30 Late Show 12.30 Burn Notice (M) 1.30 Infomercials 4.00 Religion

urgent! (9) 22. Grey, like a chook (5) 24. Using few words, the non-clerical conceal a prisoner (7) 25. The French continue south, for the lakes (7) 26. Like the beach, little Alexander? (5) 27. Occupied again, journalist follows mysterious letters (9) DOWN 1. Place for research, or just a party? (5) 2. Examination for litmus (4,5) 3. Realist to deconstruct philosopher (9) 4. Cheer for café guy – silly old poet (8,7) 5. Rubbish the queen, cover with earth and steal indiscriminately – the work of 4! (10,5) 6. Tag the French, bugger the Spanish (5) 7. Raise negative idea about Gore the Claw (5) 8. Cerium or holmium – underdone and heartbroken (4,5) 13 Peter and Thomas record piles, badly (9) 15. Attack, throwing tons about – laugh? (9) 16. Loose girl holding a broken heart – the

Omnisport 4.00 The Pro Shop 5.00 The Masters Golf LIVE – Augusta 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The Brady Bunch 8.30 Neighbours 9.00 Touched By An Angel 10.00 7th Heaven 11.00 The Love Boat 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show 12.00 Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Jag 11.30 Morning News 12.00 Movie: 2.00 MacGyver 3.00 Cheers 3.30 The Pregnancy Pact (M 2010) US Roseanne 4.00 Family Ties 4.30 Mork drama. Stars Nancy Travis 2.00 Dr Oz & Mindy 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 The 3.00 Medical Emergency 3.30 Kids’ Brady Bunch Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.30 Deal 6.00 Sabrina Or No Deal 6.30 Neighbours 6.00 Prime News 7.00 Everybody Loves 6.30 Seven News Raymond 7.00 Home And Away 7.30 The Simpsons 7.30 Heston’s Mission 8.30 Stargate Universe Impossible 9.30 Star Trek – Next 8.30 Grey’s Anatomy (M) Generation 9.30 Desperate Housewives (M) 10.30 The Late Late Show 10.30 Private Practice (M) 11.30 Cheers 12.00 Roseanne 12.30 11.30 30 Rock (M) 12.00 Heroes (M) Sabrina 1.00 Mork & Mindy 1.30 1.00 Home Shopping 5.30 Seven Happy Days 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 News Diagnosis Murder 4.00 Touched By An Angel 5.00 7th Heaven



ONE HD 7.00 Twenty20 Cricket 2010 8.00 This Week In Baseball 8.30 Major League Baseball – LIVE 11.30 NASCAR Sprint Cup 12.30 Access All Areas 1.30 ITU World Championship Triathlon 2.30 Serie A Football 3.00 Omnisport 3.30 ATP World Tour Tennis 4.00 Boarding Pass 4.30 Drive 5.00 NBL Basketball LIVE – Semi final 7.00 Australian Swimming Championships LIVE 8.30 The Game Plan 9.30 The WWE Experience 10.30 Sports Tonight Late 11.00 The Pro Shop 12.00 The Game Plan 1.00 Major League Baseball 3.30


6.00 Kids Time 9.30 Shortland Street 10.00 Coronation Street 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Murphy Brown 12.30 Hart To Hart 1.30 10 Years Younger 2.30 Welcome Back Kotter 3.00 Perfect Strangers 3.30 Growing Pains 4.00 Movie: Rogues Of Sherwood Forest (PG 1950) US adventure. Stars John Derek 6.00 Bargain Hunt 7.00 On The Buses 7.30 Movie: Bedtime Stories (G 2008) US comedy. Stars Adam Sandler 9.30 Movie: Charlie Wilson’s War (M 2007) US drama.

brown colour (5) 27. Occupied again, returned to an area which had been deserted (9) DOWN 1. Centre-left Australian political party (5) 2. Document containing questions for an exam (4,5) 3. Ancient Greek philosopher (9) 4. Great English poet of the 14th century (8,7) Quick Clues 5. Most famous work of 4 (10,5) ACROSS 6. Tag, name (5) 1. Slow-moving, indolent 7. Claw, usually of a bird (5) (9) 8. Element with an atomic number 6. At a future time, more between 57 and 71 (4,5) delayed (5) 13. The followers of Jesus, 9. Japanese military code, especially (9) practised by Samurai (7) 15. Violent attack, raid (9) 10. Cloudy, indistinct, 16. Method by which a crocodile especially of heavenly kills its prey (5-4) objects (7) 20. Variety of edible nut (5) 11. Replace in a container 21. Lustful, horny (5) (5) 23. Sniffed, smelled (5) 12. Journalist with no single employer 9) 13. Shed, storehouse (5) Last week’s solution 14. Sew, decorate with needlework (9) 17. American mode of public transport (9) 18. Cut vigorously (5) 19. Weighty, of first order (9) 22. Grey, like the residue of a fire (5) 24. Terse, using few words (7) 25. Lakes, sometimes with an opening to the sea (7) 26. Gritty, of a greytechnique used by a crocodile on its prey! (5-4) 20 Nut shows ability after exercise (5) 21. Newman is up for it! (5) 23. Smelled a bad dose after noon (5)

Stars Tom Hanks 11.30 Minder 12.30 Movie: Rogues Of Sherwood Forest 2.15 10 Years Younger 3.15 Dr Oz 4.00 Coronation Street 4.30 Emmerdale 5.00 Home Shopping

7MATE 6.00 Wagon Train 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 McHale’s Navy 9.00 NBC Today 11.00 Quincy ME 12.00 Magnum PI 1.00 Airwolf 2.00 Baywatch 3.00 Xena Warrior Princess 4.00 Hercules 5.00 The Drew Carey Show 5.30 According To Jim 6.30 My Wife And Kids 7.00 That ’70s Show 7.30 Mighty Ships 8.30 Man Made Marvels 9.30 Super Factories 10.40 Breakout (M) 11.50 The Sopranos (MA) 2.00 Airwolf 3.00 Quincy ME 4.00 Hercules 5.00 McHale’s Navy 5.30 Home Shopping

NBN 5.30 Today 9.00 Kerri-Anne 11.00 Danoz 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Magical Tales 4.00 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 NBN News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 RBT 8.00 Getaway 8.30 CSI (M) 9.30 The NRL Footy Show (M) 11.15 The AFL Footy Show (M) 1.00 Entertainment Tonight 1.30 Skippy 2.00 Infomercials 3.30 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News


by Ian Rogers Play at Seagulls Club, Thurs 6-10pm The French Chess Federation have banned their Olympic cap­ tain and their gold medal winner after a cheating scandal which has rocked the chess world. Teenage Grandmaster Seb­ astian Feller was the star for the French team at the Khanty Mansiysk Chess Olympiad in October, helping France reach the dizzy heights of a tie for fifth place and winning an individual gold medal. Sadly, Feller’s performance was the result of an elaborate cheat­ ing scheme, uncovered late in the Olympiad by the Vice­President of the French Chess Federation (FFE), Joanna Pomian, who noticed dozens of SMS messages being sent between Feller’s team­ mate Hauchard and a player in France, Cyril Marzolo, during the games. The messages were com­ puter moves which were then conveyed to Feller by Hauchard’s walking to pre­arranged posi­ tions in the playing hall. In January the FFE publicly revealed the allegations against the Firebird Three. The impli­

GO! 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 ET 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Get Smart 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Green Acres 1.00 Seinfeld 1.30 The Hills 2.00 Charlie’s Angels 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Seinfeld 6.30 The Middle 7.00 Funniest Home Videos 7.30 The Big Bang Theory 8.00 The Middle 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 The Inbetweeners (MA) 9.30 Movie: Jawbreaker (M 1999) US comedy. Stars Rose McGowan 11.20 The Ultimate Fighter (AV) 12.20 Eclipse Music TV 12.50 The Inbetweeners (MA) 1.20 Mad (M) 1.30 Cribs 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Get Smart 5.30 The Flintstones

GEM 6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 The Zoo 10.00 Friends 11.00 Murder, She Wrote 12.00 Movie: Carry On Cleo (PG 1964) Sid James 2.00 Domestic Blitz 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 What A Year 5.00 Ellen Degeneres Show 6.00 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 7.30 As Time Goes By 8.00 The Golden Girls 8.30 Hoarders 9.30 Embarrassing Illnesses 10.30 Wife Swap USA 11.30 Conan (M) 12.30 As Time Goes By 1.00 Murder, She Wrote 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion 5.00 30 Minute Menu 5.30 Today

cated players complained of a vendetta against them but, tell­ ingly, their teammates in an open letter fully supported the FFE’s investigation. Last week FFE announced the penalties: a five year ban for Marzolo, a three year ban plus two years community service for Feller and a lifetime ban as cap­ tain – for club or country – for Hauchard. Until now it had been assumed that most computer cheaters were weak players who were easily caught – though one top player, Veselin Topalov, has often been the subject of innuendo, without evidence. So, post­Feller, what can be done? A strict ban on mobile devices in a playing hall is likely to be enforced, as well as delayed trans­ mission of games via the internet. Olympic captains may be ban­ ished to the sidelines during play. Yet the authorities are fighting a losing battle. Even if players were required to compete naked, some bright spark could have a chip inserted under his or her skin and receive advice by Morse code.

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Get ready for the Battle The Battle on the Border Cycling Festival is gaining momentum to become one of Australia’s biggest cycling festivals. While all the pros are in peak season over in Europe, the Tweed Valley has its own cycling mania powering up with just under 1000 cyclists turning their way through the beauty of the region for four days from the April 29. The Battle incorporates two


BOWLS Cabarita Beach Women Pennant 2011 24.03.11 Grade 2 – Round 8: Cabarita 5 defeated Murwillumbah 0.Raffle – Nena Love 29.03.11 Grade 2 – Round 9:  Cabarita 4 defeated Cudgen 1 29.03.11   Social Bowls:   Winning Rink – Yvonne Hawkey, Fay Wright, Joan McCauley, Joan Griffiths. Consolation – Robyn Darling, Pat Rannie/Judy Schmidt, Rhonda Gleeson, Pam Kennedy Raffles:Kay Thompson, Janet Auchetel, Michelle (Cudgen) Monthly Raffle:   Robin Andrews Condong Cane Toads Condong Bowls Club hosted Legacy Day Sunday 27th. Winners were: Cobaki Coblers and Runners up QLD taxies. Rink winners C Johey, B Smith, W Roso, P Boading, R/U A Tonell, A Tonell, T Tilley, Kooka. Condong Ladies Congratulations to our pennant team on winning the final for grade four in Tweed Byron district. The Super Challenge girls team who by 1 shot over Coolangata ladies last Saturday. Social K.Cusack, B.Mullan and M.Sweetnam def., E.Elvey, H.Ross and P.Flack. S.Cook, E.Hunt and J.Blake def.,B.Dunne, H.Fuller and M.Stanfield. Comp winner was Sue cook. Condong Men Wednesday 23rd 31 Brisbane Repatriation Mixed bowlers play on a very warm day 31 Condong bowlers. Winners I Damrosch, K Hall, T Crossingham R/Ups B Allen, M Clauson , N Baton. Raffle winners N Rooney, C Ward, (scotch ) T Crossingham, P Pluis All money. B Grade Fours played R Gerdes, D Reynolds R Shoobridge, R Kaehler, def K Hall, L Muir, B McBurney, C Douglas. Thursday 15 Hotlers from Gold coast lawn bowls came to play. Winners of the day G Bishop,K Hall,W Chislom R/ Ups N Shepard, P Panaoosis, V Peer. Beer winners G Cox, D Webber, V Peel, Turtle. Condong just won on the day 104 to 9+7. All had a great day.Saturday 26th QLD taxies bowlers played Condong Winners taxies 206 to Condong 190. A great day had by all. Rink winners M Ross, K Byrnes, B Jackson,R/Ups P Jackson, R Tobler M Charman Raffle winners P Conroy , G Enver V Byrners K Byrnes. Cudgen Leagues Ladies Pennant: Grade 2 – Round 7 – Cudgen Leagues 44 (4 pts) defeated Brunswick Heads 35 (1 pt).  Round 8 – Cudgen Leagues 42 (4 pts) defeated Ocean Shores 32 (1 pt). Grade 4 – Our congratulations to Condong, winners of Grade 4, and to the runners-up, Cabarita Beach 1. Social Bowls – Thursday 24th March – winning rink – C. Blake, M. Hay, L. Sandall.  Raffle – B. Hall. Kingscliff Ladies Wed.23rd March. Winners Rink 16 S.Davies/J. Siering/S.Akers.Raffle Winner S.Davies. Winners “B” Grade Pairs 1st Round. V.White/C. James def A.Shipway/A.Johnson. J.Maass/B. Petri. D. S,Davies/J.Bevan. J.Mitchell/B.Jack D. N.Sherlock/J.Bonnett. Kingscliff Men Results of the Open Pairs Championship games played Sunday 27th March: R Julius, B Turner d G Barrack, T King; K Banks, T Hills d R Graham, M James; B Raeburn, M Turner d W Blackood, J Akers; V Lewis, P Murphy d J Brinsmead, D Roughley. Super Challenge News: The Silver Ladies will play in the finals of the Super Challenge on Saturday 2nd April at Beenleigh. We wish them every success. Results of the Tweed Valley Shield played on Tuesday 22nd March; Tweed Heads defeated Kingscliff in both A and B Divisions. Social bowls results: Thursday 24th March: Winners: G Davis, M Rice, J Mirls; B Gentle, S Kemp, C Withey. Saturday 26th March: Winners: R Payne, D Smith. Plate Winners: J Julius, K Dawson Tuesday Morning Amcal Open Pairs competition: Winners: W Butler, A McNamara. Runners Up: A Wonka, L Willoughby. Plate Winners: S Wallace, J Witney.

events: the Tour de Tweed on Friday April 29 to Monday May 2 and a competitive cycling 4-stage tour and the Gran Fondo social rides on Sunday May 1. The Tour will include all grades from Elite and Master – Men, Women, Juniors Under 17s and 15s. So it’s time to get on your bike visit: for more information. Pottsville Men Wednesday March 23 Winners: Durro – T. Fuller. Runners-up:   B. Wilson - W. Whitney   Saturday March 25 Winners:  F. Moore – D. Dever. Runners up:  A. Margan – B. Sheppard Championship:  Major Pairs Semi-Final Winners:   J. Burden – D. Townsend, Runnersup:  G. Crawley – K. Mc Innes. Novice Singles Championship Final Winner:  B. Stephen, Runner-up:  J. Foote   Score 31-7 NOTE:   Pottsville Sea Breeze Classic dates have been amended and will now be played on the 22nd/23rd August 2011 Congratulations to Darren Townsend (President) Jim Field, Kev Hall and Merv Brady for making the Semi-finals in the reserve pairs Championship at Burringbah, South Tweed Wednesday AM Winners were R. Henson& D. Maxwell 36. Runnersup went to J. North & R Hickman 33. Third place Winners J.Chapman&L. Smith 31. P M social was won by J.Carmody, A.Reid,A. Potts. Runner up went to B.Coste B.Henderson, B.Stephens. Thursday 24/3/11 PM Pairs Winners were J. Chapman&M.Jaffray 19. Runnersup was B. Heap &R.Hickman 13. Winner of the looser was D. bennett&C. Hawkins 19 Saturday PM social winners were L. Cox, R atherton K. Atherton. Runnersup were R. Bates F.Fisher P. Blanksby. Major singles : N.Smith 25 def W Earea12, Jaffray 25 def K. Stanley15, B. Heap 25 def C.Neave11 Tweed Byron District Women 24.03.11 District Pennant 2011 – Congratulations to Condong Ladies, winners of the Grade 4 Pennant, who overcame Cabarita Beach Tweed Heads Ladies Tuesday Fours B. Le Bouef, S. Taylor, B. Sydenham, M. Gunton deg. M. Crogan, F. Hewitt, J. Fisher, D. Kendall, R. Laycock, D. McNamara, S. Ganter, R. Wallis def. P. Garwood, K. Robinson, M. Blagborough, J, Wike, V. Kelly, M. Crane, B. Bradley, L. Hodsdon def. R. Reiter, J. Hoffman, D. Turner, H. Mason. Tuesday Triples A. Warman, D. Evans, P. Govett def. D. Hunt, S. Jackson, J. Green Wednesday Pairs S. Lusby, J. Roche def. F. Keech, S. Ganter, J. Smith, M. Van Runt def. G. Evans, C. Hershaw, L. A, French, S. Goldsmith def. P. Mann, J. Finney, Y. Moore, R. Curtis def. S. Asser, P. Southern, N. Wise, V. Cunningham def. D. Duncan, M. Dare, M. Cooper, E. Simpson def. L. Elsey, P. Griffith Thursday Fours: J. Ryan, J. Green, T. Congdon, J. Kerkow, def. B. White, J. Hoffman, B. Bitmead, L. Robins. P. Reedy, J. Ware, N. Bell, P. Henderson def. M. Croghan, J. Fisher, J. Smith, V. Robinson. S. Lusby, D. King, H. Ramsay, D. Kendall def. N. Wise, G. Gorgenyi, N. Ward, J. Pearce. A. Warman, S. Taylor, B. Sydenham, S. Goldsmith def. G. Evans, K. Henshaw, K. Thatcher, C. Thatcher, H. Reid, B. Everson, F. Keech, S. Rushton defg. L. Spencer, A. Sargeant, B. Orchard, J. Webster, M. Riley, J. White, D. McNamara, R. Wallis, def. J. Readman, M. Baxter, V. Pridham, K. Davies Thursday Triples S. Jackson, M. GUnton, C. Graver def. C. Keane, P. Govett, S. Ganter. Thursday Pairs K. Figura, F. Hewitt def. R. Quinlan, H. Mason, S. Hanlon, B. Makin def. M. Cooper, E. Simpson, H. Bardsley, A. Plowright def. M. Kelly, M. Gwynne Tweed Heads Men 28 March 2011 Championships: The final of the Indoor Singles was won by John Millington who defeated Mark Howarde 25/23 Tweed Valley Shield: Results from Round 10 [22 March]: A Division: Pottsville d. South Tweed 45/41 [5/2]; Tweed Heads d. Kingscliff 75/25 [7/0]; Coolangatta d. Tugun 63/19 [7/0].  B division:Pottsville d. South Tweed 50/42 [7/0]; Tweed Heads d. Kiongscliff 57/29 [7/0]; Tugun d. Coolangatta 43/38 [5/2]. Ladder standings after 10 rounds: A division:

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GOLF Chinderah Seniors Social Golf 24/3/11 Stableford Winner A grade Geoff Howell 40 points new h/cap 8. R/up Kevin Jeans 38 points (c/back) new h/cap 9 Winner B grade Norm Armstrong 40 points new h/cap 14. R/up Frank Aaron 39 points new h/cap 15 Winner C grade Marcia Eldridge 43 points new h/cap 32. R/up Jo McKeague 37 points new h/cap 25. Ball rundown to 36 points HoleinOne 4th hole Norm Armstrong Murwillumbah Monday 21st Veterans Individual Stableford Winner R.Kent 37 pts R.Up P.Keegan 36 pts N.Pin 2nd J.McKillop 8th W.Barton 10th B.Green 14th J.McKillop B.R.D. 32 pts   Wednesday 23rd March Individual Stableford Winner A.Grade T.Douglas 40 pts R.Up C.Varela 40 pts Winner B.Grade D.Blunden 43 pts R.Up P.Russell 42 pts N.Pin 2nd W.Rattray   10th C.Varella B.R.D.36pts c.b Wednesday Sporters Club Winner J.Nankevell 21 pts N.Pin 8th R,Seigers 14th P.Fleming B.R.D. 20 PTS C.B Friday 25th G.Johnston 42 pts   B.R.D. 36 pts c.b

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Centre Fire - G Smith 573, J Lumsden 568, W Gray 532. Junior Air Pistol - L Buggy 385, W Byrne 354. Air Pistol - R Cavanagh 568, D Reid 568. Murwillumbah Rifle Club Fullbore: Shooting was at 300 yards in wet and windy conditions which made high scores hard to achieve, although Dave Phippard had a 49.8 in his second stage and won the Fred Thomson Memorial Trophy. Scores: D.Phippard 98.12, 1, 99.12; S.Waddell 98.7, 1, 99.7; S.Dolan 96.6, 2, 98.6; W.Shoobridge 95.6, 2, 97.6; B.Barrett 87.4, 10, 97.4. Scope: P.Weeks 105, 11, 116; B.Chittick 105, 8, 113; S.Routledge 91, 18, 109. Smallbore: 50metres – H.Sadleir 392, 12, 404; B.Chittick 398, 4, 402; B.Jenkins 390, 9, 399; A.Glover 388, 10, 398; G.MacMahon 393, 4, 397; W.Shoobridge 382, 14, 396; J.Malek 383, 12, 395; W.Sunderland 391, 4, 395; T.Lamb 368, 26, 394; M.Sforcina 373, 14, 387. 20:03

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Astronomical data and tides

Day of Sun Sun Moon Moon High tide, Low tide, month rise set rise set height (m) height (m) 1 F 0655 1844 0440 1710 0752,1.54; 2019,1.51 0143,0.55; 1409,0.44 2 S 0656 1843 0531 1740 0828,1.53; 2051,1.57 0221,0.50; 1439,0.43 DAYLIGHT SAVING ENDS 3 APRIL AT 3:00AM – CLOCKS GO BACK ONE HOUR 3 S 0556 1742 0523 1710 0802,1.52; 2022,1.62 0158,0.46; 1407,0.43 4 M 0557 1741 0615 1742 0837,1.49; 2053,1.66 0234,0.44; 1436,0.45 5 T 0558 1739 0708 1817 0912,1.45; 2125,1.68 0310,0.43; 1505,0.48 6 W 0558 1738 0803 1855 0948,1.39; 2200,1.68 0348,0.44; 1536,0.51 7 T 0559 1737 0858 1938 1027,1.34; 2236,1.66 0429,0.47; 1609,0.56 8 F 0559 1736 0953 2026 1109,1.28; 2318,1.62 0512,0.50; 1646,0.61 9 S 0600 1735 1047 2118 1157,1.22 0600,0.54; 1730,0.66 10 S 0600 1734 1138 2215 0007,1.58; 1254,1.19 0657,0.57; 1825,0.70 11 M 0601 1733 1226 2316 0104,1.55; 1402,1.18 0802,0.57; 1934,0.72 12 T 0601 1732 1311 0212,1.55; 1516,1.23 0909,0.53; 2053,0.69 13 W 0602 1731 1353 0019 0323,1.58; 1622,1.33 1009,0.46; 2207,0.61 14 T 0603 1730 1432 0123 0428,1.64; 1717,1.47 1102,0.37; 2312,0.50 1152,0.30 15 F 0603 1728 1511 0228 0527,1.70; 1808,1.62 16 S 0604 1727 1550 0334 0621,1.73; 1858,1.76 0012,0.38; 1238,0.26 17 S 0604 1726 1631 0442 0715,1.72; 1943,1.88 0108,0.28; 1323,0.25 18 M 0605 1725 1715 0551 0807,1.68; 2030,1.95 0202,0.21; 1407,0.28 19 T 0605 1724 1804 0702 0900,1.60; 2118,1.98 0258,0.19; 1453,0.33 20 W 0606 1723 1857 0811 0955,1.51; 2207,1.95 0352,0.21; 1539,0.41 21 T 0607 1722 1954 0916 1049,1.41; 2257,1.87 0448,0.25; 1626,0.50 22 F 0607 1721 2053 1016 1145,1.32; 2348,1.77 0545,0.35; 1715,0.60 23 S 0608 1720 2153 1108 1242,1.25 0645,0.44; 1810,0.68 24 S 0608 1720 2252 1154 0044,1.65; 1346,1.22 0745,0.51; 1912,0.75 25 M 0609 1719 2348 1234 0144,1.55; 1449,1.22 0843,0.56; 2020,0.78 26 T 0609 1718 1309 0248,1.47; 1551,1.27 0937,0.58; 2131,0.77 27 W 0610 1717 0042 1341 0350,1.44; 1644,1.34 1025,0.58; 2236,0.73 28 T 0611 1716 0135 1412 0445,1.43; 1728,1.42 1108,0.55; 2331,0.67 29 F 0611 1715 0227 1442 0531,1.43; 1807,1.51 1145,0.53 30 S 0612 1714 0318 1512 0614,1.44; 1843,1.59 0018,0.61; 1220,0.51 All times Eastern Standard after April 3, 3am. 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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Shop 21 Level 2 Kingscliff Central Pearl St Kingscliff 02 6674 2933

Kingscliff Podiatry Andy Jenkins BSc.


gentle podiatry • orthotics • nail surgery • comfort footwear


Venus Lounge Gentlemen’s Retreat OUTCALLS AVAILABLE – OPEN 24/7

17 Morton Street, Chinderah • 02 6674 5020

Black Orchid

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK No. 12 Greg Chappell Drive, Burleigh Heads • 07 5522 1400


REMOVALISTS TOP OF THE STATE FREIGHT Delivering Tweed, Lismore, Ballina daily......................0418 664 236

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SHIRE TRANSPORT FREIGHT & REMOVALS • Freight services to Brisbane Mon & Wed • Carriers of fine art • Mini moves • E-bay pick up & delivery

6687 6445 / 0409 917646


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7 Day Access PIN Code Entry Range of Sizes

6672 3211 57 Quarry Road, MURWILLUMBAH

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Apply First Aid

1 day course, refresher & CPR welcome. Nationally recognised. Next courses 08/04 Murwillumbah, 20/04 Pottsville. Phone Holger 0421761095

NEW MENS GROUP STARTING Inspired by Deida/Gestalt. Ph 0411206997 asap for info

To: Gary Bezett Formerly of: 98 Broadwater Esplanade, Bilambil Heights, New South Wales, Australia Reeva Fiona Williams has filed applications in respect of Monatana Wai Pounamu Bezett and Caruso-Jake Bezett for the following orders or declarations:

A Compass for the Times

S47 Parenting Order, S47 Paternity Order Copies of the applications, with a notice containing information for you, may be obtained from the Family Court office in Porirua. If you do not file a Notice of Defence to the application or a Notice of Intention to Appear in respect of the application on or before 28 days following the date of advertising, the application may be dealt with in your absence. L T Eteuati, Deputy Registrar, 25 February 2011

Skin Cancer Clinic

Service Directory continued

Ocean Shores Health

All services bulk billed Open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

SOLAR INSTALLATIONS Servicing this area for 11 years.


Phone 6680 2300

EVENTS HEART ConnXionS for SINGLES Friday18 March, 6.30-10.30pm. Ph Amrita 0419336291

P: 02 6679 7228 E:

Solar Power Systems & Electrical


$12,000 (fully installed)

0412 693 189 TILING

Sexual Counselling

CERAMIC TILER Lic 161050C. Robbie ..........................................................................0409 368 046 RON: WALL/FLOOR TILER Waterproofing. Lic 1089627.............................................0407 374 013

TILER OF THE BAY For all Internal / External wall and floor tiling Free Quotes ■ Quality Materials ■ 12 years local experience Lic 219684C

TREE SERVICES POWER CLEAR TREE SERVICES Murwillumbah & Tweed .........................................02 6672 8954



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

Free call 1800 802 92

KA HUNA BODYWORK IN KINGSCLIFF Bring the joy of life to your body. 1st massage 1/2 price at $40. Ph Susan 0418726877 TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE Thai masseur, 1hr $40 & 2hrs $70 Ph Nui 66771670, 0410519341

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WINDOW TINTING SUNRISE WINDOW TINTING 30 years experience. Cars, homes, etc .........................0412 158 478

WINDOW TINTING 6680 2484 • 0416 218 720 TWEED BYRON WINDOW TINTING 22 March 31, 2011 The Tweed Shire Echo


18 yrs exp. Lic NSW 129316C & QLD 1014447. Domestic, commercial. We can also do roof restoration & clean & seal your driveway. 0412613916


VS COMMODORE station wagon, rare 5 speed manual, exc cond, mag wheels 3mths reg $2500 ono Ph 0400389205

Nissan Micra 5spd. Great fuel miser. Hatchback. Low Kms. VJU 903 ........................................$2,750 Automatic Daewoo Cielo Sedan. P/S. A/C. Low Kms. Very well looked after. AC 63 LB .....................................................................$3,250 Automatic Toyota Corolla Conquest A/C P/S. White. Nice condition. AJC 33X ...$6,350 Toyota Camry 132,000kms. Auto. A/C, P/S. Full log history. SOL 158. ............................$4,550 Honda CRV Wagon Automatic. A/C, P/S. Full service history. Low Kms VCW 828 .....$8,650

35 CARS UNDER $10,000

Ballina Car Centre








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MULLUM GOURMET TAKEAWAY Delicatessen & Juice Bar, solid trading Mon - Fri. Huge potential to trade weekends + expand catering. Long lease + great figures. Matt 0424652995

Carmine 6685 4015 - 0401 208 797

Biltong: Buy Now

Traditional South African Beef Jerky made in Byron. To order please call Graham 0413995352

from $10.50sqm & Bamboo Flooring. For ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Ph 66884188 - sample & brochure TIMBER, pine, treated pine, hardwood, mouldings, sleepers, fencing, Koppers logs, ply, MDF, lattice, made to order. Brims Builders Hardware, Billinudgel 02 66801718, Sth Tweed 07 55236002 LOCALLY HANDMADE JEWELLERY

also available at Hammer & Hand, Ti Tree Pl, Byron A&I Tweed River Gallery, Murwillumbah Tumbulgum Gallery, Tumbulgum



- HONEST & RELIABLE Best rates & service in the Shire. Phone Matt 0427172684 POTTERY KILN VGC 240V, 2 phase, inside 57cm deep, 47cm wide, 60cm high, some furniture. $1150. Ph 66872584

WANTED BRICKS up to 800 unwanted or leftover commons, seconds ok. 66845396


Clutter Overload?

Time to clear it out with a garage sale. Ph us on 66722280 to advertise here.

TOYOTA Town Ace 200076 km air con good cond $3000 Ph 0421771206

Iyengar Head Teacher Simon M Marrocco

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Claire Claire For Gym Iyengar Iyengar Claire classes S Iyengar see Julie/Claire S website

EARN UP TO $2000 PER WEEK Work to suit your lifestyle Delivery business $9750. Phone Mal 0411336666


MULLUMBIMBY’S NEW & USED furniture store and warehouse is for sale Enquiries Phone 66844420 BYRON CLASSIC CARS DA approved Mech, Car Sales, Inspection Station, pink, blue & gas. Give away at $40,000+ equip & stock. Retirement calls. Call David 66807533 SILVER & GEMSTONE JEWELLERY business, Tweed/Collangatta, 6 days. A/C shopping mall, full training, husband & wife + casuals, easy to run, established 7 years, owner retiring, average weekly profit $2650, $150,000 + stock ono. Phone 07 55248752 after 6pm


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No degree or experience required. Cert III & IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Recruitment service & Job Guarantee!

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Free info session – 11 April Next course 18–22 May 5/1 Carlyle St, Byron Bay

1300 558 890

SCHOOL HOLIDAY HORSEMANSHIP/ VAULTING CLINICS Learn how to care for a horse and experience the fun team sport of Vaulting (gymnastics on horseback). Suitable for beginners – advanced from five years of age up. (All horses provided, BBQ included.) Clinic dates: April 13, 14 & 15 2011, from 10am till 3pm. For bookings and further information please call Priscilla on 0488 377 728



TO LET BURRINGBAR open plan unfurn granny flat, pool, n/s, $205pw incl elect, water, internet. Small pets ok. Ph 0414913143 MURWILLUMBAH 2 bedrm flat + carport $260pw & $1040 bond, 6 months plus lease, refs only. Phone 66727494 ah BURRINGBAR 3br, open plan, wooden floors, beautiful views, avail long term only, from 20/4, $340pw. Ph 0414596326 CRABBES CK 10 mins from bruns, 4.5br house plus lge shed, 2.5 bathrooms, on 35 acres, $495pw + bond. Ph 0427196962 or ah 66771344

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POSSUM CK newly renov 1br cottage on acreage with beautiful views, suit prof sgl or couple, $350pw. Ph 66872848 CASUARINA BEACH FRONT STUDIO fully self-cont, air-con, large balc, suit sgl 5 star $225pw. 0411667977




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BYRON 28yo female looking for housetrained flatmate, $185pw + bond. Avail 4/4. Ph Ghislaine 0449194637




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INSPIRED COACHING FOR MEN for free initial consultation 0411206997

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Excavator & tipper hire. 0427172684

QUIT SMOKING IN 60 MINUTES How? Ask Ingrid phone 66803827

Compare the value Water Distillers

$$$s for most. Phone 0418189324, 0438189323

Would you like to become a carer and work from home? Free training & financial support is provided, to enable you to provide accredited high quality care in a home environment. You will be supported by the largest scheme in NSW. Flexible hours. Childcare benefit available. Phone Northern Rivers Family Day Care for more info on 07 5536 1865.



Alison Rahn qualified sex therapist 0432599812

CALL ROBERT 0414 818 169 A.H. 6685 3042

Water Ionizers




CHEF/COOK Full time qualified person to cook home style & organic food. Excellent salary package for the right person 5 lunches 2 dinners email home@ MODELS 18+ years required. Nude female for Picture and People magazines. No experience required. All shapes and sizes. Backpackers welcome. Good money. Professional accredited ACP photographer. Ph 0413627846


Master Class 5 - Med 3, hospitality exp, Tweed River. 07 55999972


SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE Free STI/HIV checkups Clinics Murwillumbah & Tweed For appointment phone 0755066850

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Your One Stop Water Shop

EVENT & PARTY HIRE Audio & lighting. 0418676534 or 66722680 •


Lic. Electrical Contractors

Your local installer dealing in Sharp Solar Modules, Australian made Latronic Inverters and Century/Yuasa batteries. Specialists in Standalone and Grid Interact Solar Power Systems.

1.5kw system


HOLDEN BARINA ‘91 Reg 2/ 8 /2011, 5dr man, VSV yellow mag wheels $1600 drive away. 66842008, 0431854037


Any person knowing the whereabouts of Gary Bezett is asked to bring this notice to his attention.


CHILD CARER / NANNY 15 yrs exp. Great refs. Linda Flower 0421892812

Woodwork W’shop




NOTICE BY ADVERTISEMENT In the Family Court at Porirua

NEW THAI RESTAURANT - Thai Infa offering authentic Thai food, Cabarita Beach. Ph 66764991


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0429 867 993 6672 2447




Want to work in REAL ESTATE? Get your Certificate and Licence at North Coast TAFE

Byron Bay 02 6685 5222 Mullumbimby 02 6684 1777 Tweed 02 6672 2280

1300 666 182

Comprehensively covering the Far North Coast

Open the Door To Top Dollar Sales few hours, and they’ll make an enormous difference for selling your home. Should you have any further tips on selling your home, please don’t hesitate to contact Peter Cradock at perter.cradock@raywhite. com.

ATTRACTIVE LADIES required for adult industry. Ph Warren 0415746443

SAMOYEDS 2 males & 1 female micro chipped & vac. $800 each. 0415257476

HOT, SEXY, PETITE In calls & out calls Ocean Shores. Phone 66802420


JAZZ PIANO, DOUBLE BASS & DRUM TRIO FOR HIRE Well rehearsed & accomplished players. Phone 0412732465


GUITAR AMP REPAIRS, all pro audio & custom modifications. Ph 07 55454831

FEMALE sax, flute, trumpet, clarinet or other wind instrument player wanted for female trio. Ph Amanda 0432479522

There’s more to life…. so what are you waiting for?

SMILE FOR A DAY Just sensational, 7 days, 10am-10pm Ultimate Byron experience. 0402348163

07 5524 8590

“5 5 at Plus its ” L be ivi st ng !

Our next stage of homes are being built, so this is your chance to secure your new lifestyle NOW! These new brick homes include a range of spacious designs comprising an exciting selection of two or three bedrooms with single or double garages. The previous stages have sold out, so don’t delay! Contact us, or call into the Display Home and see first hand our range of beautiful homes and great community lifestyle. You can secure your new home today with a $1000 deposit. Contact us today for more information. Free Call 1800 335 666 or email VISIT OUR NEW DISPLAY HOME: Open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 3pm. Cnr North Creek Road & Corks Lane Ballina NSW 2478


Cyrus, a 3 year old Rotti X, is in foster care with Friend of the Pound... and he is just beautiful. He is very calm and accepting – good with other dogs, birds and possibly cats. We can't fault him. Cyrus deserves the best home after a rough start to life. If you can offer Cyrus a permanent home, please contact Pam at the Friends of the Pound Adoption Information Booth on 07 5524 8590 or after hours on 02 6676 0078. Visit to view other pups, dogs and cats and kittens looking for permanent homes.

Homes NOW Under Construction!

ADOPT A CAT from Animal Welfare League NSW. Phone 66844070


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to the heart. The door itself must look sharp. If needed, a fresh coat of paint can make all the difference to a pleasant, inviting, and well-maintained home. Be certain that the


Russel Shaw

New Homes

The front entrance, including the front door, the porch, and the windows nearby, are the gateway from the outside to the inside. Since there will be a moment while prospective clients – or the real estate agent – knock on the door, or open it, there will be a moment where they pause right in the entry, and will likely get a very close-up, very detailed impression of your home. The entry is also an important focal point when it comes to street appeal, so be certain that it’s in tip-top shape. This is where the future owners, as well as all of their guests will enter their new home. It will be important to the eye and


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hardware – such as the doorknob, the latch, the hinges, etc – are all freshly painted or polished. It gives an extra level of overall attractiveness. Other useful steps to improve the entryway include: a freshly painted/replaced mailbox, bright, functioning porch lights, a new (un-tattered) ‘welcome’ mat . If you have a doorbell, make sure that it is working, or remove it altogether. As with the front light, one of the things that can create the worst impression for your home is to have basic elements not functioning properly. This will make the prospective buyer wonder what else has not been your top priority for maintenance. After the entrance improvements have been made, have a look at the overall cleanliness. Check the walls and eaves, the windows, the gutters. Is the path clean and tidy? How about the stairs? Remember, your goal for the best possible kerb appeal is a neat, clean, well maintained atmosphere. Take care of these different factors to clean up the atmosphere of your home. All of these items can be easily performed in a

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TOUCH OF JUSTINE Luscious massage & sensual touch. Indulge, bliss out. Wed - Sat 10am-6pm. Ph or text 0407013347

EARN BIG BUCK$ Good working environment with female staff must be 18–65 yrs old

02 6674 5020


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Ph 02 6685 7333

ECHO CLASSIFIEDS 6672 2280 PHONE ADS Ads may be taken by phone on 02 6672 2280 9am-12pm Wednesday, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Ads can’t be taken on the weekend. BY POST PO Box 545 Murwillumbah 2484


RATES & PAYMENT $15.00 for the first two lines (minimum charge) $5.00 for each extra line (these prices include GST) Cash, cheque or credit card – Mastercard or Visa. Prepayment required for all ads. DEADLINE 12pm Wednesday for display ads and line ads. ACCOUNT ENQUIRIES phone 02 6684 1777

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The campaign against Gunns’ proposed $2.5 billion pulp mill in Tasmania has gone up another gear after the federal government ticked off the project’s final permits this month. Hundreds of opponents protested last week including gardening personality Peter Cundall, who addressed the crowd on the banks of the Tamar River downstream from the planned mill site. Tasmanian Greens MP Kim Booth told the crowd the Greens ‘and the people of Tasmania will never ever accept that mill being imposed on the Tamar Valley. We will stand up, we will march against it, there will be no mill’. Antipulp mill activists have promised a campaign bigger than that against the Franklin Dam Shu and Yuko Sato, owners of the popular Sushi Mur-bah restaurant in Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah, said they were heartened by the response and concern of locals to the devastating in the 1980s. ■ ■ ■ ■

Controversy has embroiled the state’s Land and Property Management Authority (LPMA) after buying a contentious block at Pittwater in Sydney back from a developer, to turn into a park. The LPMA is behind a few controversial development proposals on Crown land in the Tweed, including the 200-unit caravan park south of Norries Headland and the Lot 490 site at Kingscliff. Hastings Point residents however are miffed at how the state government can ‘suddenly find’ over $12 million to buy the historic Currawong site at Pittwater when the locals here had been told the state couldn’t find a fraction of that to buy back the contentious Lot 156 Creek Street development at Hastings Point which they say was ‘stolen’ from the Crown (the people) in the first place. The residents say it’s crazy how the Tweed ‘leads the way’ in trying to develop Crown reserves ‘when common sense is screaming no’. The LPMA’s chief executive Warwick Watkins has been referred to the corruption watchdog ICAC over the $12 million land deal which they say involved a developer with links to senior

earthquake and tsunami which hit their homeland Japan last month. Shu, whose parents live in Sendai, the largest city damaged in the disaster, told The Echo the tsunami waves came within three kilometres of his parents’ house and all communication was cut for several days, so they could not confirm for some time whether they had survived. It was a very nerve-racking time for the young couple but eventually Yuko’s parents sent a text message saying they’d received word that Shu’s parents were safe. Photo Jeff Dawson

ministers. An investigation has been ordered by the premier’s department over Watkins’s role in the last-minute purchase by the government of the historic site from the developer. ■ ■ ■ ■

Tweed Heads’ Walk of Fame may soon be getting the attention its founder Alan Black has long craved – but not in the form he might have anticipated. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Black is threatening legal action against a rival walk of fame recently established at Randwick in Sydney to honour Aussie film legends, claiming it breached copyright. The dispute has now come to the attention of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, whose head of contracts and trade licensing, Erica Te Slaa, has warned that the Tweed Walk of Fame might itself be in breach of trademark. Mr Black has been negotiating to shift the walk of fame which he established outside the Twin

Towns RSL in 2005 to Sydney because ‘no-one takes it seriously’ in Tweed shire. The colourful property developer is also well remembered for a jibe to tenants of a shopping centre on Kennedy Drive which he was trying to redevelop some years back. He emailed the nursery owners fighting to retain a shrubbery and flower display on land there, telling them he’d ‘make a mockery of your rockery’. Seems like he not only talks the talk but walks the walk.

Council chief executive officer Mike Rayner explained that the $10,000 had previously gone to Wintersun and in fact the council had an agreement with Wintersun to guarantee the grant money for three to five years.  He said the spin-off for Tweed business was significant, especially in the hospitality and accommodation sectors. Cr Joan van Lieshout said while she was not too impressed with the ‘Cooly’ tag she was confident it would bring a lot of business to the Tweed. She said ■ ■ ■ ■ Wintersun’s move to Port MacAs Backburner reported last quarie may not be a success as week, the big winner of Tweed Coolangatta was the key to its Shire Council’s festival fund- popularity and it might just ing largesse has been the Cooly return to where it belongs. Cr Rocks On festival which will re- Dot Holdom felt $10,000 was a ceive $10,000. The money has bit over the top for a new venbeen earmarked for an event ture and said $5,000 would be at Jack Evans Boat Harbour fairer. But Cr Phil Youngblutt that will be run in conjunc- said the council had to be suption with Cooly Rocks On. The portive as business was doing Cooly event replaces Winter- it tough. The $10,000 grant got sun which has upped stumps up 5-2 with Crs Holdom and echo ad aug v2_Layout 1 3/08/10 3:43 PM Page 1 and moved to Port Macquarie. Katie Milne voting against.


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Tweed Echo – Issue 3.29 – 31/03/2011  

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

Tweed Echo – Issue 3.29 – 31/03/2011  

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