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Tax renews calls for Tweed rail link Steve Spencer

Graeme aims to put colour back in art Kate McIntosh

Graeme Stevenson says a new reality art series he developed has the potential to put Tweed artists and the region’s natural beauty on the world map. Put Some Colour in Your Life currently screens weekly on community television in Brisbane and Perth and is due to be rolled out nationally across the network in coming months. Graeme, who hosts the program, travels on his Harley Davidson across the Northern Rivers, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast to interview artists about their work and the creative process. The Murwillumbah-based artist describes the program as Billy Connelly meets Master Chef and The Hairy Bikers.

Graeme Stevenson is taking art to TV. Photo Jeff ‘See Arty’ Dawson

‘It’s a form of entertainment, but it’s based around art,’ he said. Graeme says he has had interest from airlines wanting to screen the series as part of their onboard entertainment, as well as major TV stations who are keen for him to take the program national. All of the artwork featured is for sale, with episodes stored on the website as part of an online database of artists.

Library of minds ‘The idea is to build a library of the minds of artists,’ he said. ‘Artists don’t leave a legacy of their minds; they leave their pictures but not the creative process.’ The Northern Rivers has the highest proportion of artists per capita in Australia, yet Graeme says many struggle to make a living due to tough competition and a lack of resources. Art gallery closures across Australia in recent years had also limited the

opportunities for artists to promote and sell their work. The series has also been backed by Destination Tweed, which sees it as a potential showcase for the region. Graeme, himself an artist of international repute, is well known for his colourful surrealist-style oil paintings. He spent 10 years in the United States where he made regular appearances on an art show on the US cable network which screened to an average of 60 million viewers every year. After returning to Australia, he was inspired to create his own reality art show as a vehicle to help other artists harness the enormous potential of new technology and market their product to a wider audience. Graeme poured his own savings into the project and also returned to college to study film and editing to help get the series off the ground. He says the art world had long suffered due to perceptions of snobbery and academic elitism. continued on page 2

The creation of a carbon tax has sparked renewed calls for the Murwillumbah to Casino rail line to be reopened. Abandoned by the Carr Labor government in 2004, the line was once popular with young people as a cheap way to travel to Sydney and between towns on the far north coast, with stations at Lismore, Bangalow, Byron, Mullumbimby, Billinudgel, Stokers Siding and Murwillumbah. But after the Greiner government replaced the Gold Coast Motor Rail with the faster and more expensive XPT service in 1990 it became less popular, with most younger commuters deserting the service only to have their seats taken by half-price paying pensioners. Rail activist Karin Kolbe said that with a price now placed on carbon it was the right time to spend the $70 million needed to recommission the rail line. ‘To put the $70 million into perspective, it is costing $321 million to build the Banora Point bypass,’ said Ms Kolbe, of the Trains On Our Tracks (TOOT) group. ‘We have 132 kilometres of track between Casino and Murwillumbah. It would be money well spent. The rail is still in excellent condition but the bridges need work. ‘It would be a wonderful way for tourists to explore our region and leave a low-carbon footprint. It would sit well with our green-clean image and would be something tourists could do when it rained.’ Ms Kolbe said that with petrol excluded from the carbon tax, the rail link would be a quick way of remov-

ing thousands of vehicles from north coast roads. She said councils were finding it financially difficult to repair roads, with a large percentage of the damage (up to 40 per cent) caused by tourist traffic. ‘The myth is that it was closed because no-one used it,’ she said. ‘The truth is the XPT train schedule was designed for Sydney commuters and locals stopped using it. ‘Before the XPT the old Gold Coast Motor Rail was used by locals to travel from town to town. They called it the “Surf Train’’ because people from Murwillumbah and Lismore would take it to Byron so they could go to the beach. ‘The late-night XPT timetable might have suited Sydneysiders, but not locals. ‘It was similar to running a children’s movie at the cinema at midnight. Nobody would go to see it.’

‘Extend rail to airport’ Tweed Shire Council deputy mayor Barry Longland predicted the rail link would only reopen if funding was found to extend the line to the Gold Coast Airport so it could be linked to the Queensland rail network. He said the rail line could have a future as a commuter service rather than a route for high-speed trains to Sydney. ‘You have to have a service that will attract mainstream commuters and encourage them to leave their cars at home,’ said Cr Longland. ‘The bulk of Tweed workers travel across the Queensland border in cars to go to work.’ Cr Longland said the future of the

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Shop offers stepping stone to workforce Kate McIntosh

A Tweed Heads op-shop is providing a stepping stone back into the workforce for those recovering from mental health issues. The Repsychlers Op-Shop helps fund On Track’s community programs while also providing supported employment for its clients. The shop’s name references its recycling of pre-loved goods and the process of psychological rehabilitation. Op-shop team leader Kate Flick said the complex nature of mental illness and the associated stigma meant many sufferers struggled to hold down permanent jobs. With mental health often tied to surrounding issues of homelessness, disability and social disadvantage, Ms Flick said sufferers often needed wide-ranging support. ‘Some of them are well for a while and then they’re not,’ she said. ‘They may need support in a whole range of areas for their whole life and open employment doesn’t really take that into account.’ Through supported employment workers are paid a percentage of a normal wage while gaining work experience and valuable life skills.

Nathan Joyce, one of the people employed at On Track’s op-shop in Tweed Heads.

Workers at the shop are responsible for a variety of tasks, including sorting items, picking up donated goods and working on the cash register. ‘Being at work for a lot of them is a social thing,’ Ms Flick said. ‘Part of their getting well is about being able to contribute. They get a lot of satisfaction out of coming here; it gives

them an outlet rather than sitting at home and thinking about their illness.’ The shop has had some success, with some of its supported workers going on to find open employment. Since opening two-and-ahalf years ago, the op-shop has staked its claim as the biggest and cheapest in the Tweed, stocking a wide variety of sec-

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More than 450 people turned out for the debut of The Songs of the Haight Ashbury stage show at Stokers Siding Hall last Sunday. Inspired by the music that sprang out of San Francisco’s counterculture movement in the 1950s and 60s, the show featured performances by well-known local musicians including Lil’Fi, Bill Jacobi, Diana Anaid and Jonathan Harvey (pictured channelling Jimi Hendrix). Producer Nick Hanlon described the show as a ‘feel-good journey back in time to a less cynical age’. Photo Jeff ‘Groovy’ Dawson

Art on TV (from page 1) ‘There’s this perception that we’re all a bunch of bloody toffs that hang out at galleries and sip champagne,’ he said. He says technology had the ability to make art more accessible, taking it out of its traditional gallery setting and into the living rooms of a wide global audience. ‘The technology is there and if we don’t go with it, the arts will simply die off,’ he said. The latest episode, due to go to air today (Thursday), will feature renowned Indigenous sculptor Garth Lena of Fingal. More info about the program can be found on the website www.colourinyourlife.

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line needed to be part of a state government long-term strategic plan for the region. But while a plan had been drafted, it focused mostly on the release of future residential land and failed to tackle transport infrastructure needs. ‘The plan assumes that we will be driving around in cars forever,’ he said. ‘I think the chances (of reopening the line) are slim without serious NSW government involvement. ‘[Queensland premier] Anna Bligh recently released an infrastructure plan. We need that kind of vision coming from the NSW government.’

Former Tweed mayor Cr Warren Polglase also wants to see trains back on our rail tracks, saying it would benefit the shire’s tourism industry. He said tourist trains had been a success in country Victoria and around Cairns, and the effectiveness of train over car transport had been proven at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, where the only sensible way to arrive was by train and commuter bus, as parking was virtually non-existent. ‘There would be nothing better than riding a train through the Tweed Valley with a pie in one hand and a cold drink in the other watching the cows go by,’ he said.

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Jack Evans Boat Harbour parkland set to draw the visitors Steve Spencer

The Jack Evans Boat Harbour parkland is soon to officially open for business following an $8 million facelift and 17 years of neglect. Visitors have been flocking to the parkland since workmen left last week, with most giving a big thumbs up to the timber boardwalks, stone and steel sculptures and re-formed beach. Picnic tables, benches, barbecues and a children’s playground should be installed in a couple of months. Tweed mayor Kevin Skinner held a press launch earlier this week on the boat harbour’s beach. He posed for photos in a Crocodile bike while sitting next to Toni Cameron – daughter of Tweed tourism pioneer and dolphin trainer Jack Evans. Council also plans to mark the long-overdue milestone with a family day on Sunday, July 24. ‘This is a great opportunity to highlight the benefits of the fantastic precinct and show off

Tweed mayor Kevin Skinner and Toni Cameron, the daughter of Jack Evans, get pedalling at the launch of the park’s revamped foreshore area.

its abilities to be not just a great community open space but a high-calibre events venue as well,’ said Cr Skinner. The overhaul, which took 10 months to complete, follows a series of aborted plans for the harbour foreshore since the council closed down the popular Border Caravan Park,

despite a public outcry, in 1994. The current plans had to be drastically amended as late as last year after the council missed out on a crucial $10.6 million federal grant which it had expected to receive. The shock disclosure shaved $6.35 million off the project and sparked widespread disap-

pointment and anger, particularly among the business community who were hoping the long-awaited harbour spruceup would help revitalise the ailing Tweed Heads CBD. But despite the funding setback, the council’s chief engineer, Patrick Knight, said work on stage 1 of the $14.35 million project was still able to go ahead with the help of $3.4 million which had already been allocated from council coffers. But not everyone is happy with the revitalisation. Greens councillor Katie Milne said much of the money could have been better spent on projects to battle climate change. ‘Climate change is upon us and council is spending millions so people can play in parks,’ said Cr Milne. ‘Some of that money could have been used to address carbon reduction or perhaps create a shelter for homeless people.’ Cr Milne said she was disappointed that the consolidation of stormwater outlets had not gone further, suggesting a

Chequered history lies behind economic revival hopes Struggling Tweed Heads businesses are hoping the long-awaited Jack Evans facelift will trigger a revival of their oncethriving commercial heart. They say their hopes have been buoyed by positive feedback from a steady stream of visitors to the revamped harbour foreshores since the project’s completion last week. But they remain concerned whether the scaled-down overhaul will be enough to restore it to the tourist Mecca it was when the foreshores housed a caravan park and an aquarium operated by the park’s namesake, Jack Evans. The town’s decline in less than two decades from its status as the shire’s commercial hub to being branded a Mexican border town coincided with the decision by authorities to close both drawcards, with the park being last to close in 1994. The closures sparked a transformation which turned the area into a potholed wasteland and a sanctuary for

the shire’s small army of homeless. It started when an Aboriginal land claim derailed initial plans to revamp the site after council allegedly ignored community protests and warnings and closed the highly profitable caravan park. The Lands Department claimed it told the council that local Aborigines were likely to pursue a claim over the site if the tourist park was closed, but council chiefs maintain they acted under pressure from the department. Original plans to transform the harbour into an upmarket tourist attraction featuring a hotel, holiday units and an underwater observatory were shelved when negotiations over the claim dragged on for several years. The two sides reached a compromise after the council agreed to set aside an area to showcase local Aboriginal art and culture. But the agreement became embroiled in controversy and may have torpedoed a vital federal grant.

Federal MP Justine Elliott denied she had been spooked by threats from some local Aborigines to mount public protests if the proposed $10 million grant was used to help fund the cultural site which they claimed ignored their existence. Instead she angered senior council staff by claiming their application for the money failed to tick the right boxes. The lost grant forced cuts of more than $6 million from the project. In the meantime major companies continued their exodus from the CBD, leaving behind a smattering of adult bookshops, tattoo parlours, brothels and embattled businesses. A bid by the council 10 years ago to breathe new life into the town centre with a $3.2 million streetscaping project failed, leaving business owners burdened with a special rate levy to pay off a loan to undertake the work. Several owners now say the park facelift may provide their last chance to finally turn their fortunes around.

pipeline could have been laid to pump the dirty water 500m away into the main channel of the Tweed River. And she predicted the park upgrade would do little to revitalise the Tweed Heads CBD, often labelled an economic dead zone, saying recent construction of two high-rise buildings nearby had failed to give the Bay Street area a much needed boost. But former mayor Warren Polglase described the park facelift as ‘fantastic’ and suggested Cr Milne take a closer look at the foreshore facelift.

‘Council spent $2 million of the money on consolidating the seven or so stormwater drains and building a filter system. That’s money you can’t see,’ he said ‘I don’t think Cr Milne understands what council has done. We have met the community’s requirements.’ Cr Polglase said praise should be given to former Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce president, the late Dennis McMahon, who began championing the revitalisation of the parkland nearly two decades ago.

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thoppers sucking a plant’s sap. The bugs also excrete honeydew which encourages mould and rots the plants. Dieback usually begins on the northern side of the tree, or on trees on the northern edge of clumps.

Planthoppers and their skin casings can be found under the leaves of infested trees and black mould, caused by the insect’s secretions, can be seen on the leaves and trunks of badly infested trees. Tweed council entomology staff regularly check pandanus plants along the Tweed Coast for infestations, injecting insecticide and stripping leaves from infested plants to reduce bug populations. Leaf stripping also helps reduce mould and limb rot as well as stimulating new growth. Within five months of treatment most trees with light to moderate infestations showed signs of recovery and harboured no live planthoppers. Trees typically developed strong regrowth within 12 months; however, trees that were too heavily infested before treatment often struggled to survive.

Reserves) or the Department of Lands (for Crown lands) if you believe a plant is affected. • When planting pandanus use locally grown stock and inspect plants carefully. • If disposing of infested plants exercise caution to prevent the spread of planthoppers to unaffected areas.

• Infested plants should be sealed in bags and placed in a bin or mulched and composted. • Contact your local council to find out what assistance or further information can be provided. Some councils provide stem injections to infested plants.

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The Tweed Coast’s picturesque pandanus plant is under threat from a rampaging bug which has invaded the shire from across the Queensland border. The pandanus planthopper, an insect that has slowly spread south from its native north Queensland, is chewing up the plants faster than they can grow back – causing pockets of dieback along the shire’s coastline. Introduction of the bugs’ only natural enemy, a parasitic wasp which lays eggs inside a bug’s body after paralysing it with a sting, may be the only natural way of stopping an explosion in pandanus planthopper numbers along the Tweed Coast. But the wasps are also native to north Queensland and may not thrive in the Tweed’s more temperate climate. Pandanus dieback spread s l ow l y i nt o s out h e a s t Queensland in the 1990s and small infestations have now been found as far south as Yamba. Planthopper adults are flattened insects up to 8mm long with mottled grey-brown wings. While the bug doesn’t spread quickly, it can leapfrog into new habitats when in-

fested plants are harvested by gardeners or horticulturalists and transported south. Tweed Shire Council staff have been injecting plants with insecticide to help stop the dieback, which is caused by heavy infestations of plan-

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Home school a haven from bullying Kate McIntosh

Indigo Stiller-Smith’s seemingly harmless habit of wearing sunglasses and eating healthy snacks led to a campaign of playground bullying so severe it eventually forced him out of school. Paul Smith, who pulled his nine-year-old son out of his Tweed primary school about five months ago, said his son was taunted by bullies for two years. A stay-at-home dad, Mr Smith now home schools Indigo and said his son is an excellent student. With bullying on the rise in schools and online, he believes it’s only a matter of time before home schooling becomes a more widespread movement. ‘I think it’s moving that way. People are starting to think “what’s the point of throwing our kids in with the rat pack,” so to speak.’ He says Indigo was constantly singled out by other kids, with some throwing food at his son when they saw him eating sliced carrot and capsicum sticks at lunch time. He was also teased for being a ‘special needs’ kid because he wore

Paul and son Indigo get down to some home schooling. Photo Jeff Dawson

sunglasses in the playground. In another incident he was pushed to the ground and held down by one child while another hit him with a newspaper. ‘He was the only kid that wore sunnies and for some reason that made him the brunt of every bully there,’ Mr Smith said. ‘It’s [bullying] just rife and I think it’s terrible that this has become some sort of social

standard; that kids are exposed to this sort of thing.’ Despite the harassment, Indigo, who topped his school’s NAPLAN scores last year, continued to wear sunglasses when outdoors. Mr Smith suspects his son’s individuality may have stood him apart from other kids, making him a soft target for bullies. ‘That’s how they [bullies] operate, they target anyone that

Poppi takes her speech to Canberra At just 16 Terranora’s Poppi Meeves is already displaying some pretty impressive political clout. The Lindisfarne student was among the winners of the federal parliament’s inaugural My First Speech competition, which was open to students in years 10, 11 and 12 across Australia. Poppi took out third place for her well-considered speech, which covered issues particularly pertinent to the Northern Rivers area, including population and development pressures. She travelled to Canberra last week for the opening of a public exhibition on first speeches at Parliament House where she met with PM Julia Gillard after delivering her speech to Cabinet.

stands out or is a bit different from the crowd,’ he said Mr Smith said he had become increasingly frustrated by the school’s response, with things coming to a head when his usually placid son began threatening to retaliate against the bullies. ‘He’s a pretty amazing little fella, he’s got a lot of backbone and usually just takes things in his stride, so to hear him say he wanted to go and punch these kids in the head was quite shocking for me,’ he said. Mr Smith said his son now studies via distance education and is tutored privately in Maths, English and drama and also attends regular extracurricular social activities. Although he concedes it was daunting in the beginning, Mr Smith says home schooling had proved to be a rewarding experience. He said they had more time to spend together as a family and focus on what Indigo enjoys most. A talented drawer, Indigo counts art and drama among his favourite subjects and wants to be an architect when he grows up. ‘It’s been quite a liberating experience actually, to be able to work out his speciality and what he wants to do,’ Mr Smith said.

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he good news is that the government finally has a product to sell. The bad Volume 3 #44 July 14, 2011 news is that it is only marginally about climate change. The Clean Energy Future plan certainly gives Australia a long-overdue foot in the door Twenty-eight Australian servicemen have so far been killed in Afghanistan. On active duty, over the space of ten years, that may in the campaign to control carnot seem an excessive casualty rate. But nevertheless 28 families bon emissions and there is no real reason to doubt that it will are grieving, and 28 times we have been through the charade of political leaders telling us that their sacrifice has not been in vain. succeed in the first of its modThere is, however, a difference between dying for one’s country est aims: a five per cent reducwhen it is under attack and dying for confused, unclear war aims, tion by 2020. And the decision to do so or insufficiently examined foreign policies, or simply because we by putting a price on carbon feel obliged to do what another, more powerful, country tells us as the centrepiece shows that to do. Julia Gillard and her team have There is no danger to Australia in Afghanistan, except to the not entirely abandoned ecosoldiers we have chosen to send there. There are no clearly nomic reality. defined military goals and there is no exit strategy (other than But the sales pitch so far sugfollow what the USA does). The reason for joining America in the gests that what was supposed to invasion of Afghanistan was the destruction of Bin Laden and Albe the primary objective – the Qaeda in retaliation for the World Trade Centre atrocity. The tergreat moral, political and ecororist is dead and his organisation has now largely withdrawn to nomic challenge of our times Africa. Pursuing the Afghani Taliban because they are despicable – is to be all but submerged in (which they are) makes no sense in terms of realistic policy: there an indiscriminate pandering are many despicable regimes in the world, some with greater to the greed and self-interest of claims on our attention. as many people as possible. We Remaining in Afghanistan in order to shore up Pakistan is anare destined to hear very little other rationale which falls apart when examined. Pakistan’s posabout the overwhelming scisession of nuclear weapons is terrifying, but short of taking over entific case for action and the the country – which even the US would not attempt – the aim urgency of the threat facing the of western countries should be to strengthen moderate government there. But every civilian ‘collateral’ casualty and every drone planet and a great deal about how we will all (well, most of attack piloted by ‘combatants’ sitting safe in America diminishes us – all but the stinking rich) support for moderation. end up with a bit more in the Twenty-eight may not be the tipping point, but surely somehip-pocket. time, and soon, the Australian public will ask why our troops Perhaps this was inevitable; are dying, and cease to be content with solemn ceremonies the understandable cynicism and empty platitudes. No soldier should lay down his life so about our current crop of pothat Australian politicians can continue to be assured of a warm litical leaders probably rules reception in Washington. Our leaders have perfected the art of out any appeal to idealism or hand-wringing lamentation; it’s time they adopted the approach concern for the future being of being honest with the people whose sons are sent to die. taken seriously. Until the electorate is conTweed Shire Echo vinced that the government acPublisher David Lovejoy tually means what it says and Editor Luis Feliu can deliver what it promises, Advertising Manager Angela Cornell what used to be called the viAccounts Manager Simon Haslam Production Manager Ziggi Browning sion thing is simply irrelevant. ‘The job of a newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict Hence Julia Gillard’s imthe comfortable.’ – Finley Peter Dunne 1867–1936 mediate task: to hold her © 2011 Echo Publications Pty Ltd ground against the inevitable PO Box 545, Murwillumbah 2484 Phone 02 6672 2280 avalanche of rent seekers deemail: manding special treatment and Printer: Horton Media Australia Ltd

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of mendicants claiming to have been overlooked for the largesse they have come to believe is theirs by right. The treasurer Wayne Swan has given her a very good start with the restructured tax scales: the slight rise in the marginal rates to help pay for a massive increase in the tax-free threshold is not only an acrossthe-board benefit favouring the most needy, but a genuine social reform to encourage

We are destined to hear very little about the overwhelming scientific case for action and the urgency of the threat facing the planet.

by Mungo MacCallum welfare recipients to rejoin the workforce. And the realistic admission that not everybody will be better off, that there will be losers as well as winners, gives the package an air of credibility lacking in some of the wilder promises that have been made in the past. Importantly the Greens did not get a lot of what they wanted, but they are now locked into supporting the plan, as are the necessary three independents. For once, the unlikely coalition Labor has brought together looks both solid and pragmatic. This alone should reassure many of the doubters. And the generous handouts to the steel industry mean that efforts to suggest that industry is unanimously against the plan will fail; the miners and some other sectors will continue to protest, but it will now be much easier to dismiss them as a rapacious minority. So the basics for the long campaign ahead are pretty much in place. The big ques-

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lard will now have to bring it back to the centre, and having demonstrated that her scheme is not about to destroy the national economy and bankrupt both industries and families, the next step is to take a long, hard look at the alternative. It is all very well to portray Tony Abbott as Dr No, the snarling wrecker who is opposed to everything. But the fact is that Abbott has proposed an alternative direct action plan and unconditional tax cuts for all. Gillard and Swan now have the chance to compare and contrast the opposition leader’s fairy godmother approach with their own carefully detailed and costed proposals, and would be wise to go on the attack immediately. By forcing Abbott to defend his position, they can gain some clear air in which to sell their own. And in spite of the opinion polls Abbott is vulnerable. There is an increasing number of hard-heads in the Liberal Party who understand that his

present policy stance is untenable; no carbon tax, no mining tax, indeed tax cuts for business overall, but at the same time implanting an open-ended bonanza of handouts and grandiose schemes of which his direct action plan is simply the most obviously extravagant and wasteful. To blandly dismiss the obvious question of where the money’s coming from with an assertion that he’ll tell us later, but it can be found by making savings, just won’t wash now that Gillard has put her own cards on the table. At the very least we are entitled to demand a fuller explanation of his own proposals for tackling climate change and a clear statement about just where he stands on its importance. It’s too much to expect that Abbott will shut up, so he can be challenged to put up. And just perhaps that would be a first step towards a genuine debate on an issue which is now back where it belongs: front and centre.

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Irreplaceable land

I don’t believe that the land near the lights at the corner of the Kingscliff turnoff should be an emergency services centre. That is irreplaceable agricultural land that we fought to protect years ago and put zoning in place to do so. An emergency services centre can be located anywhere, and should be close to the M1 so that the river and as many areas as possible are accessible during floods and other events. It should also be in a nonresidential area so that the noise and flashing lights don’t disturb nearby residents.  It could be on the M1 near the existing BP service station at Chinderah, or in an industrial area somewhere close to the M1. There is land for sale near the Chinderah industrial estate, why not there instead? Why this particular spot? It doesn’t make sense for it to go there.

The costings done by the experts show that the construction of a dam on Byrrill Creek is the most costly option. And remember, existing households are deemed to pay for the infrastructure for new developments. From expert analysis of water usage, volumes, population projections, it is clear that Clarrie Hall Dam is more than adequate to provide for existing households and reasonable development until 2036. If new developments are required to have rainwater tanks and dual reticulation, Clarrie Hall Dam will be more than adequate in the dry times, also. If you are seriously concerned about coming dry times, buy a tank. And in the dry times, use your washing water on the garden. Miranda Mills

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Cudgen ‘purely political decision by a pro-developer Sydney governThe real dam facts ment’ is bound to get my attenWhat are the real facts about tion (Letters, July 7). the Byrrill Creek dam issue? Naturally I assumed that the These days the average person writer must be talking about needs a PhD to understand and the Labor mob that gave coninterpret all the relevant infor- cept approval to the two giant mation. These days we need in- developments about to engulf telligent elected representatives the Tweed with the many on council, who can read and thousands of new water guzunderstand the reports from zlers – but no! Perhaps it was council staff, and can make in- someone applauding the new telligent strategic decisions for mob who have made it imposTweed Shire. sible for developers to go outIt seems sensible to save wa- side the normal council rules ter for the dry times in a dam. any more – (damn, missed it That is how our forefathers did by that much) no, again. it. However, the consequences It was the local chief apoloof this thinking are now evi- gist for the Labor party trydent. ing to rewrite history – sorry, There can be no question not on my watch, Laurie. It’s that the construction and onnot Alice in Wonderland, you going management of a dam know. has an impact on the environLisa Townsend ment. There are specific state Murwillumbah government policies and strategic plans, based on research Trust the ABC? by experts, that prohibit dams On a recent ABC News Breakon creeks for the purpose of development, and that directs fast interview, Chris Watt (Innew developments to include dependent Education Union dual reticulation and storm- federal secretary) announced water management in their that his union has split from continued overleaf design.

Carbon: tax, fear and emissions ■ Backburner (July 7) makes a prescient point about the bankrolling of Lord Monckton’s tour of Australia. Lord Monckton, a member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords and sometime Thatcherite, has not been elected by Australians – he sits as a member of the United Kingdom’s equivalent of the Australian Senate. Why is he engaged as a partisan protagonist in an Australian domestic debate about carbon emissions? What would the reaction of the British public be if Senator Bob Brown turned up in the UK, leading debate about a pending domestic political decision? No more emissions from Monckton please, at least on Australian soil.

N P Williams


■ Wes Allen says scientists aren’t certain how much the temperature will rise by. Climate scientists refer to something called ‘climate sensitivity’, which is the temperature rise you’d get for a doubling of CO2 from preindustrial levels (280 ppm to 560 ppm: we’re currently at 390 ppm). While it’s true scientists aren’t certain of the exact sensitivity, independent lines of evidence from past climate change, volcano eruptions and solar cycles (as well as the best climate models) all point to a best estimate of three degrees Celsius within a likely range of 2–4.5ºC. Wes claims the estimates are ‘controversial’ and ‘uncertain’ but in reality most studies show a similar range and best estimate of sensitivity. Moreover, it’s extremely unlikely that the sensitivity is below 1.5ºC, and not that unlikely that it could be above 4.5ºC. Even a 2ºC rise (not seen on Earth for millions of years) is very dangerous, yet scientists estimate that we could get a 4ºC rise by 2100, even with the Copenhagen commitments. This would be catastrophic. Wes then points to temperatures in individual years and locations, which are irrelevant,

as it’s the global trend that matters. If Wes thinks the climate scientists have it wrong, he should submit his critique to the rigours of the peer-review process. Ninety-seven per cent of climate scientist are convinced we have a problem. We ignore them at our peril. Yasir Assam

Tweed CAN ■ For once in my life I actually agree with Cr Polglase. A carbon tax will make us all poorer – except for carbon traders and tax collectors. Raising the cost of petrol/electricity will raise the cost of everything, even food, without improving the climate one iota. The theory of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is based on an unproven theory that for every bit of carbon dioxide emitted, three bits of water vapour are created. Yet for four decades not a single weather balloon has been able to detect that hot spot over the tropics 10km up that the climate models predicted. Meanwhile, the Church of AGW insists we are ‘warming’ and all our climate woes are caused by carbon dioxide.  The environmental movement is doomed to fail because it is focused on carbophobia. Yes, get rid of polluting coal and oil, but also get rid of the livestock industry which impacts the planet via deforestation (which does affect climate), soil erosion, air and water pollution, biodiversity loss, massive water use, ocean dead zones.  Even though the livestock industry produces a whopping 51 per cent of greenhouse gases, amazingly, it will be exempt from carbon tax!  Environmentalists and the Greens are asleep at the wheel for not encouraging a plantbased diet. While the northern hemisphere will be blanketed in snow and ice with record temperatures (as last year) this coming winter, how much longer before they wake up?  If the carbon tax comes in,

who will be surprised when to take over the world, or Al they tax us for exhaling? I Gore’s fast track to mega riches.) I mean, seriously guys. Do won’t. Menkit Prince you feel under-appreciated or Uki something? Is it maybe a little sad that your charming boy■ I think Mandy Nolan’s ‘Cor- ish gas-guzzling fantasies and porate Tipping Point’ is bril- mega-engineering dreams have liant. It should be compulsory turned out to be less than perreading for all the anti-carbon fect? Do you worry that no-one tax stooges. I’m thinking of appreciates the great industrial extravaganza you have had a framing it to put on my wall.  Yvonne Mcintyre part in supporting and creating. Tweed Heads Well, you know we do appreciate what you have done for the ■ Well I’ve run out of loud exas- world with your big machines perated sighs, so its looks like it’s and bridges and skyscrapers time to write a letter. I’m won- and all that. We do appreciate dering why every time I pick up your sensational efforts in keepa local paper in the Tweed Shire ing our lights on. Well done. there is a letter from or article That was all awesome. High about some old bloke loudly five. Handshake. Thanks and proclaiming the falsity of cli- all that. Really.   The thing is that we have mate change and the horror of new information these days. A doing anything about it. Just recently we had Mr Pol- lot of new information. And it glase saying we shouldn’t do doesn’t mean we have to throw anything about climate change, all your stuff out completely because it’s just like the Y2K and live in caves. We just need bug. Well hello, Mr Polglase. a few adjustments here and The reason that Y2K did not there. Personally I would like to result in disaster is that people keep driving my car and using actually got together and did my computer and so on. But something about it. If we’d done I would like to be able to do next to nothing, like we are do- these things knowing they are ing with climate change, then not having any detrimental efwe would surely have been in fect on our life-support system. And the thing is, this is all quite quite a bit of trouble. I believe both sides of the possible. The technology is debate should do their best to available now. It’s actually very understand each other, and I’m exciting, and I think that quite a trying my best to imagine just few boyish dreams now involve what it is about the existence of things like solar thermal and anthropogenic climate change algae rather than that stinky old that means it’s so hard for you black stuff.  Now back in the day (and people to even acknowledge its existence. I mean, when you cut continuing strongly to this day) yourself do you do the same that stinky stuff has had a lot thing? Do you refuse any as- of support from governments sistance? Do you run around around the world. Now all we yelling about how bandaids are are asking is for a little suptoo costly? Do you let it it be- port for newer energy forms, come a festering infected mess, and most economists tend to thinking ‘no worries mate. I’ll agree that the cheapest way to do this is to put a price on carjust adapt’?  I mean, what is actually going bon. While it looks like most of on here? It can’t just be because us will be compensated, there you might lose a few cents off may be a little pain for those your fossil-fuel share prices. in the upper echelons. It cerYou can’t really believe that tens tainly won’t be anything like the of thousands of scientists and festering infected mess we are every major body of scientists going to get if you guys keep on in the world is in a huge con- your course. PAY CASH spiracy. (Either a socialist plot LESS Oakenfull PAYJudy

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the ACTU, which he claims has moved too far from its Labor roots. On one occasion during the course of this interview he made mention that ACTU school funding policy is similar to Greens policy. However, the words ‘hijacked by the Greens’ appeared on the bottom of the TV screen for most of the interview.  In my view such an emotionally-charged term was totally unwarranted and misrepresentative of what was said during the interview, and appears to have been specifically designed to unfairly discredit the Greens. I expect better than this from the ABC. Such distortion of the truth reinforces my belief that the media call the political shots and are largely responsible for political outcomes. If we can’t rely on the ABC for honest, unbiased reporting, we have no hope of informed, rational choices at the ballot box. Lyn Dickinson


Seashore solution

Having read of the $50,000 or so that were given to the sea over the foreshore erosion problems, I come to the conclusion our experts are not expert enough. As a mere minnow in our society, may I be so bold as to presume I could hold the answer to returning the beachfront to its former whatever glory?

Have a crack at this idea among many for our future: purchase two long lengths of heavy duty plastic tubing of one metre diameter with ‘O’ rings sewn into the outer wall at even intervals to take shackles that hold a heavy-duty tarp, like a skirt tarp on a truck. The concept is to lay one tube on the ocean floor pumped full of water  along the length of beach you want to repair; the other tube pumped full of air floats on the surface and is attached to a canvas in between. Railway-line lengths from the disused section of the Murwillumbah to Condong railway are placed out to sea  of the floating tubing as an anchor, preventing the device from being washed ashore. The tarp is there as the breakwater that still allows water through at a rate that can be managed to cease the erosion. The same design can be used on Gold Coast beaches as a shark deterrent, thus saving the whales from tangled nets. Might come in handy for oil slicks as well, if they could deliver long lengths of it to the slick by cargo plane.

professional study undertaken to establish the current size of the koala population in our area. It was, however, very disturbing to learn that this beautiful but unfortunately endangered species has been so badly treated that unless major positive actions are urgently undertaken it could end up being totally extinct in a few years, as the total population in the area has been decreased to only 144! Unfortunately no time had been set aside at the workshop to discuss what we can all do in order to protect our beautiful koalas, starting with relocating them to ‘safe’ areas if possible, planting of relevant trees to improve their habitat and to protect this habitat from destruction, mainly caused by huge development projects where generating profits seems to take priority, with little or no concern for the destruction thereby caused to our precious fauna and flora. I do hope that a forthcoming workshop will address this important issue. Ole C Lyngsted,

Tweed Heads Environment Group

Neville Thompson

Banora Point

More work needed

Being one of the many concerned community members who attended the Koala Connections workshop in Pottsville on June 18, I want to congratulate the project manager, Sally Jacka, for a detailed and very

Don’t destroy the coast

We are retirees who regularly travel north for the sunshine and beautiful scenery on the eastern coast. We have always enjoyed staying in caravan parks, especially those right on the sea’s edge. However, we, and most educated people, now




realise that building on the delicate coastal fringe is a ridiculous idea in today’s world. The argument that ‘many caravan parks are already built on the coastline so we should continue to do so’ holds no weight in 2011. The current knowledge we have about global warming and rising sea levels is just one reason why caravan parks and other developments should not be built on the foreshore. The disaster in Kingscliff is clear evidence of the force of nature and the folly of humans. This extreme but natural coastal erosion has cost many people, both financially and emotionally. It must be heart-breaking for local ratepayers to watch their beach disappear and their rates empty into the bottomless pit of supposed remedies.  Cabarita Beach locals told us that the very same council which is now trying to fix the Kingscliff beach is thinking of building a further very large caravan park at Cabarita South. Residents are very unhappy about this and cannot believe the hypocrisy rife in the council. Everyone loves looking at the sea – it has calming and restorative powers, something about the negative ions in the sea air.  But we should not destroy more coastline to build a caravan park with 200-plus sites. Of course we possibly need more caravan parks given the baby boomers’ new status as grey nomads. But parks built should be carefully

planned to be the greenest possible and on sites that are approved by locals who are most affected by them. Most caravaners like ourselves enjoy being able to leave the car behind and stroll to nearby shops for our morning latte and supermarket supplies. The location of the existing caravan park in Cabarita is perfect. If council was so committed to the need for another caravan park when residents are opposed to the location, perhaps council should buy this and upgrade it. Council seems to believe a caravan park would be a big revenue raiser, so if this is really true, the commercial cost of this site should easily be recovered by the profits.   From what we hear as we travel it seems the Tweed Shire Council pretend they want to consult, but then ignore local opinion and spend huge sums of ratepayers’ money to fix or conceal their mistakes.  Dorothy & Russell Hawthorne

Carisbrook, Vic

Boat harbour sell-out

Mayor Skinner, thank you for the press release invitation to the celebrations for Local Government Week. I think that you have mistakenly  featured the Jack Evans Boat Harbour. Look dispassionately at the location of Jack Evans Beach,  watch the tour coaches pull up, filled with  Gold Coast  tourists. Not one Tweed Heads shop stands to make a single dollar out of it.

It has been placed right against the Queensland border and it is now perceived as a Queensland tourist attraction, with all business going to the Queensland shops, cafes and tourist coaches. In summer it will be filled with kids holidaying in the Twin Towns Resort buildings… and all of the other Coolangatta resorts. Of course the opportunity was there to place the park/ beach/entrance on the Tweed Heads side of the harbour but this did not suit a private development which now appears to have disappeared.  The beach, the sculptures, the picnic tables, the lighting, the landscaping, the car parking… all facing and all adjacent to the Queensland border and absolutely no assistance to Tweed Heads businesses. Ah well, mayor Skinner, $8 million donated to the Queensland tourist industry. Well done!  Now we are to spend more millions on Kingscliff underground car parking and landscaping in an area which the Pacific Ocean is determined to  reclaim. All of Kingscliff beachfront is over the hazard line and must be surrendered to the sea as it must be in Byron Bay. Meanwhile, there is no money to give Pottsville an upgrade to our overloaded sewerage system and our overstretched water supply system. We thank you for that. Terry O’Toole


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We live on a big island, which means everything going in or out must be paid for in currencies that are not our own. We know the retail crisis vs online boom, mixed with the Aussie dollar highs and global financial woes, has meant ‘the bottom line’ has been shifting wildly lately. If you’re in import or export you’ve felt this. Your margins have increased (or decreased) as the dollar has maxed out at $1.10c. How can you benefit even more, or damage-control further? Question your IMT provider now. Focusing on ‘fees’ for International Money Transfers is disingenuous. The real issue is the rate. For example, if you’re an importer regularly settling with a US provider for US$200,000 and your provider quotes (at time of writing) 1.0474 with a fee of $30 you may think ‘that’s the way it is’. You may have been doing business with your current provider for a long time, and are just happy that the Aussie is ‘in your favour’. But there are options, if you can be bothered to look. Similarly to Aussie Home Loans and building societies saving you money and time off a mortgage, there are foreign exchange specialists for you also. On the same day you would pay AU$190,979.01 for your US$200k, there’s a local option for AU$188,146.75. Is 1.5 per cent worth it every week, month or year? How long does it take you to make $2832.26? As with all FX transactions you must ‘compare apples’. When buying a car you don’t compare price on different models so, when you’re ready to trade, call your supplier for a quote then another within a two-minute window and you’ll clearly see the savings available.

And ask for their Australian Financial Servies Licence Number. If they don’t have one, they’re trading illegally and should be reported to ASIC. Money Matters... It’s yours! Yours, Kylie Ryan-Milroy, Director I Foreign Exchange Services, Atlas Currency Exchange. Australian Financial Services Licence 342627. Office: 1300 261 090 Email:

Skeletons in the closet!

What do you think the biggest issue superannuation fund members (that’s you and me) vent when complaining to the super regulator APRA? Investment returns?... Fees?... The hassle involved with paperwork, certifying ID with a local JP and more forms, forms, forms when trying to roll funds over? What about call centres and the long waits or incomprehensible staff when finally getting through? The answer is... complaints about payment of your super benefits! Let me elaborate. When you come to the end of the line in life your super benefits are paid to your nominated beneficiary, a loved one generally. The problem is, many of us have nominated an ‘invalid’ beneficiary! A superfund can only pay benefits to someone who is financially dependent on you. Mum and dad don’t normally qualify as being dependent on you for cash (it’s usually the other way around). Same generally goes for brothers, sisters or even girlfriends/ boyfriends for example. That leaves the trustee of the super fund with a small quandary. You have nominated someone, but it’s invalid. The trustee must now make investigations as to who may have a right to your money. The call goes out (usually in a local paper), to anyone who cares to make a claim for a share of your super benefits. Ex-wives/ husbands, boyfriends/girlfriends, business partners, brothers/sisters. Unfortunately when money is the subject, skeletons start to appear from the strangest places and things can get weird! Proof of such a right to claim must be provided, but at the end of the process, long after it begins and much to the heartache of your patient loved ones, the trustee may rule that some of your cash goes to one of the skeletons... which may cause yours to roll in the grave! That is the biggest complaint against a super fund – death benefit payment delays and rulings. So if your skeleton is the only one you want your executor and loved ones to deal with, call our anti-skeleton hotline today. For more information on matters that make Financial Sense call our office on 02 6687 6566. The Tweed Shire Echo July 14, 2011 9

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Zi Ran Qigong Byron August 2011 workshops

Master Liu De Ming – fifth generation inheritor of the Liu He Zi Ran Men line Nature Style Internal Martial Arts: ‘Qigong draws on three main elements: Regulating the Body through specific postures, self-massage and the movement of the limbs. Regulating the Mind through quiet relaxation and concentration of one’s mental activity. And Regulating the Qi by developing and strengthening the harmony between both mind and body.’ Mullumbimby – St John’s PS Hall 11 Murwillumbah Road:

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Saturday August 6, 11–4pm. Quang Ba Zhuan & 5 Element Qi Gong $80

Byron Bay – ‘Starseed’ 60 Yagers Lane: Tuesday August 9 and Thursday August 11, 7.30–9pm. Taoist philosophy and tranquillity meditation practice – $20. Saturday August 15, 11–4pm. Quang Ba Zhuan & 5 Element Qi Gong – $80. Sunday August 14, 11–4pm. Dan Tien Breath & Zi Ran Qi Gong Level 1 – $80. All levels are welcome. There are limited places so registration is essential – go to: http://masterliubyronbay. or phone Paul Dumais on 0414 413 532 or Toby Mills on 0421 949 878. Private tuition is available.

Discover the new face of central Europe and Russia

More than any other part of the Continent, Central Europe and Russia define the epic history, culture and traditions that Australians travel so far to see. Medieval castles, Gothic Cathedrals, Art Galleries displaying priceless works, and Lavish Palaces dating back centuries.

Sunday August 7, 11–4pm. Dan It is only in recent times Tien Breath & Zi Ran Qi Gong that visitors have been truly Level 1 – $80. welcomed to these nations which were cloistered for so long behind the Iron Curtain. Specialists in designing personalised small-group holidays, Bob and Beth Malcolm from Lifestyle Travel have designed a comprehensive 26-day

escorted tour that allows you to experience everything that this fascinating region has to offer. Departing on June 26, the journey starts with a slow-paced exploration of Central Europe, travelling to Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Berlin. Your floating hotel on the Russian segment of this tour is the newly renovated Viking Peterhof – one of the best ships in Russia. Viking Peterhof takes you from Moscow to St Petersburg on the most interesting and historic part of the Russian waterways with beautiful vistas, villages and people experiences that occur along the riverbank. The tour is priced from $11,875 per person twin share. This price includes international airfares, and all the very best sightseeing excursions. Call Lifestyle Travel at Coolangatta on 07 5599 2929 for the complete brochure.

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Ever since the phone camera was invented, it’s aspired to be what it simply never quite could be: a DSLR. Sure, apps have helped your camera phone inch forward with faux filters, but faux no more. The iPhone SLR Mount gives you the real thing! It’ll set your phone photos apart from everyone else’s on Instagram. This case-adapter combo lets you mount your Canon or Nikon SLR lenses to your iPhone 4. Telephoto, wide angle, macro, or your nifty-fifty lenses all attach to this mount giving you a full range of photography at your iPhone lovin’ fingertips. Plus, you’ll be putting the SLR lenses you already have to use with the camera you always have with you – your phone. Attach a strap to the case and hang it around your neck just like your real DSLR. Now that your favourite camera has it all, what’re you going to do with your DSLR? –


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has recently opened in South Tweed. This is a familyrun practice located on Minjungbal Drive one block north of Tweed City Shopping Centre. Chiropractor Scott Barbary, has extensive experience in successfully treating many conditions including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, arthritic pain, shoulder and hip pain, poor posture and many more. Chiropractic is safe and effective for all ages, from children to the elderly. As a drug-free solution to these conditions and more, call to

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Why not come down to Moo Moo Stitches have three 13 Queen Street or call new gals... Sue, Marie and Tina (02) 6672 6672 and take will be your sewing pals. advantage of this new service available to the community. Register for classes today. Held daytime, evening and As an opening special, for the weekends. We’ll pass on our month of July I’m offering knowledge. The quilts you $50 business card designs. create will never bore. This offer is open to the first ten people to book in. Haberdashery and embroidery and UFOs (UnFinished Objects) can now be completed when you join our groups. Comprehensive range of fabrics. So come, shop and sew with us. The Repyschlers Op-Shop Moo Moo Stitches now at 224 stakes its claim as the biggest and cheapest op-shop in the Stokers Rd, Stokers Siding. Tweed area. Phone 02 6677 9216. Email And now it is more

The Repsychlers Op-Shop welcomes quality donations to help support their community work and free pick up can be arranged. To find out more visit the store at 56 Recreation Street, Tweed Heads next door to the Police Station or give the friendly staff a call on 07 5536 2537.

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What is Upside? Upside is a new graphic and web design studio in Murwillumbah specialising in sustainable design.

After ten years working in the industry and an enjoyable year at a local paper, graphic designer Greg Nelson had the opportunity to branch out and create Upside. Upside produces highquality sustainable

convenient to visit with The Repysychlers Op-Shop opening on Saturdays from 9.30am until 4.00pm. It is also open Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 4.00pm.

The initial Saturday trading last week was a huge success with the shop breaking trading records. Clothing, furniture, tools and household items are among the vast array of goods are on offer at bargain prices.


After successfully completing my commitments in another shire, I am pleased to announce to the community that I have returned to the area. I am also proud to announce that my accountancy practice, Tweed Valley Accounting, will be opening an office located at 20 King St Murwillumbah.

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live entertainment Lighting the way


The Lamplights’ profile has risen steadily since their formation at the end of 2009. The trio believe that great music is great music, no matter what the genre and this is reflected in their energetic performances. Ryan Gittoes (vocals), Jason McGregor (guitar) and Ashley Perrow (acoustic lap slide guitar) demonstrate an honest belief that quality songs form foundations for quality performances. The Lamplights generate an eclectic mix of music with a truly unique sound. They’re laid back but full of energy, familiar but innovative, folky but funky. The Lamplights deliver a wide range of genres, sometimes sounding similar to Matchbox Twenty in one song and then delivering a folk pop number that would have Django Reinhardt tapping his patent leather shoes in the next. Providing lead vocals is Ryan Gittoes, one of Queensland’s great frontmen and emerging male vocalists, while Jason McGregor, well known guitarist and current Australian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, and innovative slide guitarist Ashley Perrow provide the foundation of The Lamplights’ sound. The trio often invite special guests and may appear with up to a seven-piece including horns, keys, bass and percussion in tow. Without a doubt, entertainment and providing memorable musical moments is what this band does best. Currumbin SoundLounge Friday.

A breath of sweet, fresh air Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Chloe Hall has teamed up with Brisbane fiddle legend Silas Palmer (Women in Docs, Spot the Dog), bringing their blend of uplifting harmonies, great songs and exciting playing to the Gold Coast for the first time… Two beautiful voices, guitar and fiddle – this is music that will make you feel good. With a sixties vibe with a true modern-day slant Chloe and Silas are a breath of sweet, fresh air. See them with the Lamplights at the Currumbin SoundLounge on Friday.

The ‘WOW’ factor

Captain Wow Trio are a highly entertaining, energy-packed showparty band. Known as the ever-evolving juggernaught of the Gold Coast entertainment industry, their sense of fun weaves in and out of each set that they play, but never compromising the delivery of any song they choose to cover, whether it’s an acoustic roots tune or a 70s disco classic. They are known from Cairns to Tasmania, and having played most of the se a major clubs and casinos, are recognised le e r w e ne h t e h t as one of the most versatile party and s pie as two co ike These. h o corporate acts in the country. Not many h c E The – Times L Jacobi in his d o bands will play 60s flower powered pop, h t e l from M by. muso Bil r l o a 70s disco, 80s retro, a set of reggae, a c C k lo n is a r Method uo with F ese email: gigs@ d whole set of country rock, and then a s a n h r e d incarnatio y of Times Like T a turn around and do a set of acoustic e h cop e subject h t h singalong classics by anyone from it To win a w u he c e d Anastasia to Jack Johnson, Simon and e e w t in t Method Garfunkel or even Hugo Monteneis e r e h ‘T gro! Over the years, the band has . ’ s s e n mad is h t l il scored supports for Aussie greats B ee You can s his incarsuch as Jimmy Barnes, and Mental in weekend m, himself As Anything and lead singer Nick ,u Waters also played the support slot nation as iano Bar dP for Diesel and Mark Seymour from at the Re e h nd t a y a d r Hunters and Collectors. Captain u t on Sa l on e t o H Wow promise to bring to you their w Rivervie unique brand of wild west wackiSunday. ness, flared hits with seriously platformed soul, mixed with Jamaican fun and flower- powered pop. Currumbin RSL Sunday.

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May La Forza be with you Get ready for Australasia’s ‘hottest and most vocally powerful new act’ La Forza. Meaning the force it is just that and a whole lot more! In the spirit of Il Divo, the three male performers of La Forza with its prestige tag live up to all expectations and deliver entertainment of the highest calibre! ARRY WILSON La Forza performs spine-tingling PATCH LOUNGE renditions of modern day classics COOLANGATTA FR IDAY from the likes of Josh Groban, Il Divo, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé and many more. Twin Towns Wednesday.

Another golf Swing


Les Wilson and his popular Swing Force Band perform Salute the Legends of Swing in a spectacular afternoon concert this weekend. Music of swing superstars such as Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, SWING FORCE COOLANGATTA TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB SUNDAY

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There is no such thing as a free lunch. Everything has a cost. Just ask Tiger Airways who managed to offer discount flights by compromising on pilot training and aircraft maintenance. While a flight to Sydney may have been as low as $33, the reality is that it could have cost your life. I don’t know about you but I’d rather kick in an extra $100 and actually arrive.

the body of a dead farmer. So what if dairy farmers have been sent bankrupt, that some have suicided in absolute desperation, I’m saving $1.50. The only reason anything is cheaper than it should be is that someone is getting ripped off. Generally it’s not the multinational, or the shareholders. It’s the supplier, the manufacturer... the producer.

Karl Marx got it right back in 1867 when he published the first volume of his masterwork Das Kapital, an analysis of the exploitation of the workers by capitalism where he predicted the illogical growth imperative of capital. That is, without continual growth in production and consumption, capitalism will not survive.

Marx noted that when it comes to supply there is a formula. Capital equals materials plus wage labour. The cost of materials is generally a constant; the only part of that equation that can be manipulated or compromised is the wage/labour. Right now everyone has to have an iPad. It’s the latest portal into the future. The contract for iPad construction has gone to Foxconn in China. This company continues to blatantly ignore human rights while making record profits to give us yet another gadget which ironically academics will eventually use in their classrooms to discuss ethics, human rights and law.

Clearly arch capitalist Dick Smith was right when he proposed his recent thesis, that without a complete re-think of our economic system we are destined for an environmental Armageddon. Sadly Dick was shot down by politicians and economists who proved themselves to be bigger dicks than even Mr Smith. We are consumers who’ve been conditioned to use our wallets as intellectual rationale. Cheap is good. No matter what the cost. What they never tell us is that in order for things to be cheap, there is always a social and economic consequence. The human cost. Or is it that we don’t actually want to know? Every time you slip into a pair of $20 K-mart track pants, or a Supre skirt, or even a new pair of Nikes, chances are your budget product has been created by third world adults or children in sweat shops. In this equation, cheap labour supplied by manufacture is reliant on a system that perpetuates and supports dire poverty. It certainly makes those new jeans chafe. Thank god for the creed of individualism which allows us to bury any noble ethics about injustice and inequity. Surely globalisation has relieved us of the humanitarian duty to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings? After all, we have shopping to do. The system in which we live perpetuates a sense of alienation and disconnection. For instance when I am shopping at Woolies or Coles and I reach for a litre of store brand milk, I don’t notice that to reach my de-regulated cow juice that I’m actually standing on

In recent times this factory has recorded 18 suicides. So in every cheap iPad there’s the story of a worker who couldn’t feed his family. The same goes for iPhones. If they were produced in Australia with proper conditions they wouldn’t cost $500 per unit, but somewhere around $14,000. I’m just as guilty as the next person. I have an iPhone. I shop in multinational supermarkets. I buy goods made by third world labour. But I have made a pledge that where possible I will stop. I will buy my food locally. I will buy Australian made products where ever possible because every purchase is an ethical responsibility. It’s simply naive to pretend it’s not. There is a responsible drinking campaign called Think Before You Drink; maybe there should be one for shopping as well. ‘Comprehend before you Spend’. Whether we are in denial or not about how our dollar spending makes us complicit to exploitation, we all have blood on our hands. The human stain. And like Lady Macbeth we’ll be standing at the basin with our Homebrand lemon scented handwash crying ‘Will our hands ne’er be clean?’ No they won’t. ... If you don’t get what I’m saying don’t worry, pretty soon iPhone will be releasing a new downloadable conscience app.





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. Count Basie, Peggy Lee and Bobby Darin is featured in the concert, along with popular classics recently revived by contemporary crooners such as Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr. Formed by Les in 1996, the Swing Force Big Band is a thirteen-piece group. It includes trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano, bass and drums, plus outstanding vocalists – father and daughter duo, Greg and Katey Aspeling. Although he has always had a love for jazz and swing since he was a child, Greg is a relative newcomer to the professional music scene. His break came in 2007 when he was cast with his daughter Katey in the Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Broadway In Concert, a showcase of songs from great Broadway musicals. Over the next few years he gained more performance experience but it wasn’t until 2009, when he met renowned jazz keyboardist, arranger and musical director Rick Best that his career began to skyrocket. Rick and Greg began performing together and also joined one of the Coast’s big bands. In 2010, Greg and Katey were invited to join Les Wilson’s Swing Force Big Band, which gave them both the opportunity to focus on the music they loved best. ‘I really enjoy the music of the jazz and swing singers from the Golden Era – Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald,’ says Greg, ‘but I have always had a soft spot for Bobby Darin.’ Greg says Katey has been singing for as long as he can remember! ‘I used to sing her to sleep instead of reading bedtime


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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.


66 Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah Ph 02 6674 1137 Open 7 days Lunch 12pm-2.30pm Dinner 5.30pm–8.30pm

The ‘Chindy’ is an ideal place to bring family and friends of all ages for a real country pub experience. Kick back and watch the kids play on our brand new playground while you enjoy an ice cold beer and a dozen of our famous $12 oysters on the deck overlooking the Tweed river. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner, with afternoon entertainment on the weekends. Come and see why everyone is talking about the new Chinderah Tavern.

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

Sheoak Shack 64 Fingal Rd, Fingal Head Ph 07 5523 1130 Wed-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 9.30am-5pm

Bells Boulevard, Salt Village, South Kingscliff Open 7 days 1300 725 822

Every Sunday From 8.30am Full hot and cold buffet $14.95 adults $7.95 kids (3 to 12) Bookings recommended


Win Tickets to the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival! There is no better time to subscribe to BayFM than this July. New and renewing subscribers will not only go into the monthly draw to win a full 3 day pass to the Byron Bay Writers Festival but you will automatically go into the draw for ALL the daily and major prizes during our upcoming Major Subscriber Drive, taking place this year between the 8th and 21st of August. Show your support for Byron Shire’s own and only radio station and subscribe now. Already a current subscriber? Well, we haven’t forgotten you. You automatically go into a separate draw to win a full 3-day pass to the Writers’ Festival. Yes, the early bird really does catch the book worm. Subscribe online at or phone 6680 7999

with one of Australia’s hottest producers, SC Pannell. Four course menu married to outstanding old-world varietals such as Nebbiolo, Grenache and Touriga Nacional.

6.30pm, Wed Aug 24, $89 per person 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

Shop 5, 60 Marine Parade, Want to stay well this winter? Kingscliff (next to Subway) Try Josie’s new magic juice 6674 5822 (will also keep vampires away!) Open 7 days 9am-5pm

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Overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour at Twin Towns is Horizons Lunch from 11am restaurant. Enjoy casual indoor or alfresco dining Dinner from 5.30pm Brunch Sundays from 10am where you can take in the spectacular views. June Special – Grilled Barramundi and Prawn Skewers Phone: (07) 5536 2277 with a mango and chilli salsa, creamy potato mash or visit and broccolini. A complimentary glass of house wine with your meal for just $19.95 for members and $24.95 for non-members!

If you are looking for delicious food, coffee or a romantic sunset cocktail on the riverbank, the Sheoak Shack is the beach shack for you with a funky laid back vibe. 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.


Mount Warning Hotel

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

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.

stories, and from as young as five years, she knew how to hit a note,’ he said. At 15 Katey was introduced to the Seth Riggs vocal coaching method, and on reaching the age of 18 she attended one of his music camps in Bel Air, California. Out of 200 attendees from around the world, Katey was chosen to be one of only 10 performers on the closing night. Although this led to opportunities in the US to pursue a professional singing career, Katey returned to Australia to follow her dream. See the Swing at the Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club Sunday.

How Smart are your Artists Smart Artists are an Australian independent modern rock band regarded by many as one of the most dynamic upand-coming bands in the country. The band’s formula for success is simple: avoid trends, write cool songs, and deliver an infectious brand of modern rock full of catchy chorus and crunchy guitars. Seems simple really. Following seven radio hits (five from their 2007 debut album Never Too Late) and two tours of New Zealand, 2008 saw the band secure deals with several production companies that have seen


their music appear worldwide. Smart Artists’ songs are now played on over 200 radio stations throughout 20 different countries. With their eyes set firmly on consolidating their recent successes, the band is busy wooing audiences along the east coast of Australia. Following the success of Annie, a new single Inside Moves was released in March 2009. A new album Highway Blonde is slated for an October 2009 release. Whether it’s a corporate event, a music festival, or a night at the popular local venue, Smart Artists is known as the band that creates an event and delivers an awesome performance every time. Saltbar Kingscliff Saturday.


“Sarawak Diana” by Gareth Lindsay Deakin – oil on linen

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Upcoming wine-makers dinner


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

Salt Village, Kingscliff 6674 4833 Dinner 7 days Lunch Fri, Sat & Sun



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


Television Guide


1. One increasingly turns to SBS for films with a touch of difference: Narco – The Secret Adventures Of Gustave Klopp (SBS2, Saturday, 9pm) follows the internal life of a Walter Mitty character suffering from narcolepsy. If you fall asleep, it’s OK. 2. Bruce Willis is back scaling difficult things and taking on bad guys in Die Hard 4.0 (Ten, Sunday, 8.30pm). That’s a nice-looking shipping container he’s crawling across. 3. Michael Sheen and Frank Langalla in Frost/Nixon (SevenTwo, Thursday 9.40pm), a fascinating study in politics and journalism.





4.00 The Bill (M) 5.00 Can We Help? 5.30 The New Inventors 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.30 Business Today 10.00 Architects Of Change 11.00 Catalyst 11.30 One Plus One 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Midsomer Murders 2.10 World’s Greenest Homes 3.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Time Team 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 Collectors 8.30 Silent Witness (M) 9.30 Hustle 10.30 Lateline 11.10 Beautiful People (M) 11.45 rage (MA)

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 12.30 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 Capital Hill 12.00 ABC News 12.20 Lateline 1.00 BBC News 1.30 Contact Sport 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 The World This Week 3.00 Lateline 3.40 The Quarters

5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 6.00 Global Village 6.30 Come Dine With Me 7.30 New York 8.30 Tour de France Highlights 9.00 Movie: Lost In Beijing (MA 2007) Mandarin drama 10.55 Movie: The Eye (MA 2002) Cantonese thriller 12.40 Weatherwatch

ABC 2 6.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 Last Chance To See Komodo Dragon 8.30 Sanctuary (M) 9.15 Riese 9.30 The Tudors (M) 10.30 Crownies (M) 12.20 Code Geass (M) 12.45 Important Things 1.10 The Office (M) 1.30 Close


5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 7.30 Tour de France Update 7.45 World News 1.30 Inside The Bombay Railway 2.30 The Nest 3.30 Angels In New York 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Global Village 6.00 Tour de France Highlights 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 Coast 8.30 Busting The Berlin Wall 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 Tour de France LIVE – Pau 6.05am to 5.35pm Kids’ Programs to Lourdes 6.00 Rated A For Awesome 6.15 2.00 Weatherwatch Almost Naked Animals 6.25 Horrible Histories 7.10 Star Wars 7.35 The Assistants 8.00 Stay Tuned 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close



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 Infomercial 4.00 Everyday Gourmet 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.30 6.30 With George Negus 7.00 The 7pm Project 7.30 Masterchef Australia 9.00 Movie: The First Wives Club (M 1996) US comedy. Stars Bette Midler 11.00 Can Of Worms (M) 12.00 6.30 With George Negus 12.30 Sports Tonight 1.00 The Late Show 2.00 Infomercials 5.00 Religion




6.00 AFL Premiership Season: Adelaide v Essendon 8.30 Adam 12 9.00 NBC Today 11.00 Quantum Leap 12.00 Racing Green 12.30 Fifth Gear 1.00 Zoom TV 1.30 Great Grand Prix Racing Heroes 2.30 Fifth Gear 3.30 American Hot Rod 4.30 Monster Garage 5.30 According To Jim 6.30 Seconds From Disaster 7.30 Air Crash Investigation 9.30 Unsolved Mysteries (M) 12.30 Racing Green 1.00 Great Grand Prix Racing Heroes 2.00 American Hot Rod 3.00 Xena 4.00 Quincy ME 5.00 Quantum Leap

6.00 Kids’ Programs 1.00 Married With Children 2.30 Here’s Lucy 3.00 Green Acres 3.30 Spin City 4.30 Dukes Of Hazzard 5.30 Wipeout 6.30 Top Gear 7.30 Two And A Half Men 8.30 Movie: Under Siege (M 1992) US action. Stars Steven Seagal 10.35 Movie: Executive Decision (M 1996) US action. Stars Kurt Russell 1.15 Vampire Diaries (M) 2.10 Wipeout 3.10 Unnatural History 5.00 The Hills 5.30 Tamagotch!

TEN 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.00 Hit List TV 12.00 Landed Music 12.30 Hit Rater. Com 1.00 Infomercial 1.30 Hook Line & Sinker 2.00 AFL Premiership Season LIVE – Richmond v Gold Coast 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals 6.00 Ten News 6.30 Expedition Impossible 7.30 Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation 8.30 Movie: Mission Impossible (M 1996) US action. Stars Tom Cruise 10.40 AFL Premiership Season: Melbourne v Port Adelaide 1.10 Infomercials 4.00 Religion


This week asks challenging questions about changing world circumstances, with most answers suggesting a radical resetting of priorities…

GEM 6.00 Today 9.00 Alive & Cooking 9.30 The Zoo 10.00 Friends 11.00 Murder, She Wrote 12.00 Movie: We Joined The Navy (G 1962) UK comedy. Stars Kenneth More 2.00 Wife Swap USA 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 The Block 5.00 The Golden Girls 6.00 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 7.30 Hot In Cleveland 8.30 Movie: The Hurricane (M 1999) US drama. Stars Denzel Washington 11.30 Conan (M) 12.30 Psychic TV 2.00 Movie: Rasputin, The Mad Monk (M 1966) UK biography. Stars Christopher Lee 3.45 Man About The House 5.30 Friends

6.30 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Weekend Sunrise 9.00 Kids’ Programs 12.30 V8 Xtra 1.00 Fujitsu Series Motorsport 2.00 Marie Claire – Under The Cover 2.30 Movie: Sixteen Candles (PG 1984) US comedy. Stars Molly Ringwald 4.30 What’s Up Down Under 5.00 Guide To The Good Life 5.30 Sydney Weekender 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Movie: Nim’s Island (PG 2008) US adventure. Stars Abigail Breslin 8.30 Movie: Gladiator (M 2000) US action. Stars Russell Crowe 11.40 Movie: Species III (AV 2004) US scifi. Stars Robin Dunne 2.00 Home Shopping

5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 7.30 Tour de France Update 7.45 World News 1.00 Toscanini: In His Own Words 2.05 A Russian Resurrection 2.35 Leonardo da Vinci 3.30 In Their Own Words: British Novelists 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Food Sarari: Italian 6.00 Tour de France Highlights 6.30 World News Australia 6.05am to 5.45pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 7.30 Engineering Connections Stoked 6.30 The Slammer 7.00 Deadly 8.30 Iron Chef 60 7.30 Good Game SP 8.00 The Tribe 9.20 RocKwiz (M) 9.15 Close 10.00 Tour de France LIVE – Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Beille 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The 2.00 Weatherwatch 4.45 Copa América LIVE – quar- Brady Bunch 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond 9.00 Touched By An Angel ter final 1



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 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond 7.30 Frasier 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond 8.30 Biggest Loser US 10.30 90210 11.30 Cheers 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

5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 6.00 Wine Lovers’ Guide To Australia 6.30 Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain 7.30 Find My Family 8.30 Tour de France Highlights 9.00 Movie: Narco – The Secret Adventures Of Gustave Klopp (M 2004) French comedy 10.55 Movie: Drowning Ghost (MA 2004) Swedish horror 12.45 Weatherwatch



Arabian Nights (G 1994) Animation 7.30 Movie: Shrek The Third (PG 2007) Animation 9.30 Movie: Never Back Down (M 2008) US action. Stars Sean Faris 11.50 South Park (M) 12.20 Fringe (M) 2.20 Reno 911 (M) 4.00 Unnatural History 5.00 The Hills 5.30 Tamagotch!

6.00 Six Million Dollar Man 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 Adam 12 9.00 NBC Today 11.00 Quantum Leap 12.00 Quincy ME 1.00 The Rockford Files 2.00 Malcolm And Eddie 2.30 Newsradio 3.00 Xena 4.00 Hercules 5.00 The Drew Carey Show 5.30 According To Jim 6.30 My Wife And Kids

4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Shuttle 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 Shuttle 9.00 ABC News 9.45 The Shuttle 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 Shuttle 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 1.00 One Plus One 1.30 7.30 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 BBC World News 3.30 7.30

ARIES: Uranus retrograde in Aries till early December brings surprises – some delightful, others not so – including identitycrisis-triggering revelations about yourself, ranging from fantastic to flabbergasting. And kicking off your biggest reinvention of yourself in this lifetime Aries, so go for the most splendidly authentic version you can. TAURUS: Despite mind-changing, dramaqueen scenes, broody moods, power sulks and people behaving badly, for Taurans this week’s about new ideas. A news item, sound byte, even something accidentally overheard could profoundly alter your attitude towards future planning and change initiated by you. Now we’re talking… GEMINI: This week you’re in the material world of money, honey; discussing joint

That ’70s Show Pimp My Ride My Name Is Earl Movie: DOA – Dead Or Alive (M 2007) US action. Stars Jaime Pressly 11.30 Club Reps (MA) 12.30 Malcolm And Eddie 1.00 Six Million Dollar Man 2.00 Quantum Leap 3.00 Xena 4.00 The Rockford Files 5.00 Adam 12 5.30 6.00 Kids Time 7.30 Martha Stewart Home Shopping Show 8.30 Sons & Daughters 9.00 Home & Away 9.30 Shortland Street 10.00 Coronation Street 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 5.30 Today 9.00 Kerri-Anne 11.00 Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Hart To Hart Infomercials 12.00 The Ellen 1.00 Head Of The Class 1.30 Welcome Degeneres Show 1.00 The View Back Kotter 2.00 Murphy Brown 2.30 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Valerie 3.00 Perfect Strangers 3.30 Cooking 3.30 Hi-5 4.00 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat Night Court 4.00 Columbo 6.00 Evening News 6.00 Bargain Hunt 6.30 A Current Affair 7.00 Harry’s Practice 7.30 Friday Night Football LIVE 7.30 Are You Being Served? – New Zealand Warriors v 8.45 Escape To The Country Canterbury Bulldogs 9.45 60 Minute Makeover 10.45 Living In The Sun 12.00 Movie: 9.30 Friday Night Football Brisbane Broncos v Gold The Charge Of The Light Brigade Coast Titans (M 1968) UK drama. Stars Vanessa Redgrave 2.30 Medical Rookies 3.00 11.30 Movie: Bronco Billy (M 1980) Hart To Hart 4.00 Coronation Street Western. Stars Clint Eastwood 1.45 4.30 Emmerdale 5.00 The World Movie: Defending Our Kids (M 2003) US drama. Stars Annie Potts Around Us 3.30 Entertainment Tonight 4.00 Danoz 4.30 Good Morning America


5.00 rage (PG) 11.00 Big Chef Takes On Little Chef 12.00 Collectors 12.30 Australian Story 1.00 Foreign Correspondent 1.30 Two In The Top End 2.00 Trekking In Gabon 2.25 Space Odyssey 3.00 Shute Shield Rugby Union – LIVE 5.00 Moama International Bowls 6.00 James Martin’s Champagne 6.30 Gardening Australia 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Kingdom 8.30 New Tricks 9.25 Outcasts (M) 10.25 Graham Norton Show (M) 11.15 Doctor Who 12.00 rage (MA)


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6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show 11.30 Seven News 12.00 Movie: Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off (G 2003) US comedy. Stars Taylor Ball 2.00 Beyond Tomorrow 3.00 That ’70s Show 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Prime News 6.30 Seven News



ONE HD 6.00 World Championship Netball: Australia v Jamaica 8.00 The NRL Game Plan 9.00 Major League Baseball – LIVE 3.00 WNBA Action 3.30 Omnisport 4.00 Extreme Dreams 4.30 Airline 5.00 Guerrilla Gardeners 5.30 I Fish 6.00 Bondi Rescue 6.30 Extreme Dreams 7.00 Airline 7.30 Megastructures 8.30 Movie: The Saint (M 1997) US action. Stars Val Kilmer 10.50 Sports Tonight 11.20 UFC (M) 12.20 Black Gold 1.20 Extreme Dreams 1.50 Omnisport 2.00 OneAsia Tour Golf

7.00 Home And Away 7.30 Better Homes And Gardens 8.30 Ghost Whisperer (M) 10.30 AFL Premiership Season Adelaide v Essendon 2.30 Home Shopping



6.00 Kids’ Program 7.00 Monkey Thieves 7.30 Great Food Truck Race 8.15 At The Movies 8.30 Movie: New York, New York (PG 1977) US musical. Stars Liza Minnelli 11.15 Movie: Stepping Out (PG 1991) US musical. Stars Liza Minnelli 1.00 Make ’em Laugh (M) 2.00 Close

Witch 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond 7.30 The Glee Project 9.30 Sex And The City (MA) 10.40 America’s Next Top Model 11.40 The Late Late Show 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

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





ONE HD 6.00 World Championship Netball: Final – Australia v New Zealand 8.00 British Touring Cars 9.00 Isle Of Man TT 10.00 Pro Bull Riding 11.00 World Of Free Sports 11.30 Drive 12.00 Ironman: Utah 1.00 WWE Experience 2.00 Omnisport 2.30 Extreme Dreams 4.00 Airline 5.00 Bondi Rescue 5.30 I Fish 6.30 WWE Experience 7.30 Everest: Beyond The Limit 8.30 An Idiot Abroad (M) 9.30 MotoGP Qualifying LIVE – Germany 11.10 UFC (M) 1.10 NASCAR Sprint Cup 1.30 Omnisport 2.00 OneAsia Tour Golf

investments or shared finances with others who may not agree with you about what’s equal. If they don’t, ask yourself are you really being fair. Are they? Or are you both dealing with unresolved issues? CANCER: Happiness is more involved with choice than is usually recognised so if this week activates one of your glass-half-empty moods, then visualise it bubbling over with Bollingers of positive possibilities: your rich reserves of talent, influential friends and people who love you no matter what. LEO: If this week’s players take exception to your vivid personality and commanding presence, then step back and see how they get along without you. You don’t need to boast, exaggerate or adopt any kind of showbiz pose – just be the wise, warm-


7TWO 6.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Better Homes And Gardens 10.00 The Great Outdoors 11.00 Queensland Weekender 11.30 Out Of The Blue 12.00 A House In Spain 12.30 Passport To The Sun 1.00 Weekend Kitchen 5.00 Great Australian Doorstep 5.30 Man About The House 6.00 Mind Your Language 6.30 Born And Bred 7.30 Heartbeat 8.40 Inspector Morse (M) 11.00 That’s My Boy 11.30 Please Sir 12.00 Minder 1.00 Medical Rookies 1.30 Passport To The Sun 2.00 Man About The House 2.30 Leyland Brothers World 3.30 Weekend Kitchen

hearted leading light you are. VIRGO: If others are temperamental, be the observer rather than the critic this week because people won’t want pressure, will need supportive understanding. But only up to a point, which doesn’t include catering to excessive expectations or knocking yourself out trying to decipher mixed messages and ambivalent signals. LIBRA: If this week’s cranky, cantankerous citizens have you wondering whatever happened to grace under pressure, modelling it might jog their memories. If not you’ll probably have to speak up, with Friday’s full moon in your house of prestige and status adding weight to your views. SCORPIO: This week triggers a merger

GO! 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Married With Children 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Spin City 1.00 The Hills 2.00 Dukes Of Hazzard 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Movie: Scooby-Doo In

NBN 6.00 Danoz 7.00 Weekend Today 10.00 Saturday Kerri-Anne 11.00 Kids’ Programs 2.30 Movie: Hotel Paradiso (PG 1966) UK comedy. Stars Gina Lollobrigida 4.30 Discover Downunder 5.00 NBN News 5.30 Getaway 6.00 NBN News 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7.30 The Block 8.00 Movie: Bee Movie (G 2007) Animation 8.40 Lotto 10.00 Movie: Ghosts Of Girlfriend’s Past (M 2009) US comedy. Stars Matthew McConaughey 12.10 Movie: Punch-Drunk Love (M 2002) US comedy. Stars Adam Sandler 2.00 Movie: The King & Queen Of Moonlight Bay (PG 2003) US drama. Stars Tim Matheson 3.40 The Avengers 4.30 Infomercials

between your inner and outer selves, which requires the trickiest of tightrope dances between surrender and self-control – for instance keeping yourself open to new realisations while simultaneously monitoring any tendencies to being obsessive, possessive or competitive. SAGITTARIUS: Not everything’s above board this week – there’s a lot going on behind the scenes and under the radar, especially other people’s motivations which even they mightn’t be aware of. Your job’s to organise resources effectively and defend yourself against energetic distractions of your own making. CAPRICORN: Book your personal mobility unit in for recharging and repairs this week. Lay off getting the universe in order,

GEM 6.00 Movie: We Joined The Navy (G 1962) UK comedy. Stars Kenneth More 8.00 Friends 8.30 Movie: Elizabeth Of Ladymead (PG 1948) UK drama. Stars Anna Neagle 10.35 Movie: Jezebel (PG 1938) US drama. Stars Bette Davis 12.50 Movie: How The West Was Won (G 1962) Western. Stars James Stewart 3.50 Movie: Key Largo (PG 1948) US drama. Stars Humphrey Bogart 6.00 The Golden Girls 6.30 Antiques Roadshow 7.30 Secret Dealers 8.30 CSI: NY (M) 9.30 CSI: Miami (M) 10.30 CSI (M) 11.25 Conan (M) 12.20 Psychic TV 1.50 Movie: Britannia Hospital (M 1982) UK drama. Stars Lindsay Anderson 4.00 Movie: Derby Day (G 1952) UK drama. Stars Anna Neagle 5.30 Discover Downunder

especially during Friday’s Capricorn full moon (known in the trade as control freaks’ full moon) when being insistent could spark a towering inferno of emotional resistance. AQUARIUS: This week caters to your taste for new experiences by bringing the world to your doorstep in the form of unusual visitors. As usual you’ll exhibit no shortage of vivid opinions, but with others sensitive and selfprotective, keep your inner editor switched to tact and diplomacy. PISCES: The more you expect things to be a certain way the less likely that is to happen this week; sorry about that. This doesn’t exclude beneficial or enjoyable results, but suggests being prepared for these to present in a somewhat different package than you imagined.

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Sunday 17

ABC 1 5.00 rage (PG) 6.30 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Insiders 10.00 Inside Business 10.30 Offsiders 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus 11.30 Songs Of Praise 12.00 Landline 1.00 7.30 1.30 Message Stick 2.00 Nature’s Great Events 3.00 Typeface 4.00 The Soul Of The Mongolian Horseman 5.00 Art Nation 5.30 Mr Bean 5.45 Robin Hood 6.30 Dance Academy 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Grand Designs 8.30 Midsomer Murders (M) 10.00 Compass Mandaeans 10.30 Strictly Speaking 11.00 Foyle’s War (M) 12.35 Grand Designs 1.30 Cricket In The 50s 2.30 Movie: Wire In The Blood (M 2002) UK drama. Stars Robson Green

ABC 2 6.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 At The Movies 7.30 The Choir 8.50 triple j’s One Night Stand 10.00 Art Nation 10.30 Graham Norton Show 11.15 Gavin And Stacey 11.50 Stereophonics: Rewind (MA) 1.30 The Long Winters 2.25 Close

ABC 3 6.05am to 5.35pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 The Legend Of Dick And Dom 6.30 Horrible Histories 7.00 Trapped! 7.30 The Avengers 7.50 Vampire Knight 8.40 Black Panther 9.05 Close

Monday 18

ABC 1 4.00 The Bill (M) 5.00 Art Nation 5.30 The New Inventors 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.30 Business Today 10.00 Human Journey 11.00 Landline 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Monarch Of The Glen 1.30 Cheese Slices 2.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Time Team 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 Brideshead Revisited 12.30 The Clinic (M) 1.25 Time Team 2.15 Catholic Australia And The Second Vatican Council 3.00 Moama International Bowls

ABC 2 6.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 Cook Yourself Thin 8.00 Miranda 8.30 Swingtown (M) 9.30 Deadwood (M) 10.20 Ashes To Ashes (M) 11.15 The Beast (M) 12.00 Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (M) 12.35 Beautiful Noise: Finger 11 1.35 Close

ABC 3 6.05am to 5.30pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 Rated A For Awesome 6.15 Almost Naked Animals 6.25 Horrible Histories 7.10 Star Wars 7.35 Dex Hamilton 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close

Tuesday 19

ABC 1 4.00 The Bill (M) 5.00 First Tuesday Book Club 5.30 The New Inventors 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.30 Business Today 10.00 Human Journey 11.00 Big Ideas 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Time Team 1.30 Meerkat Manor 2.00 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Time Team 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 Foreign Correspondent 8.30 Wonders Of The Universe 9.35 QI 10.05 Artscape 10.35 Lateline 11.10 Lateline Business 11.40 Four Corners 12.25 Media Watch 12.40 Wings To Fly 1.40 Time Team 2.30 Artscape 3.00 Big Ideas

ABC 2 6.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 Dirty Jobs 8.30 Good Game 9.00 Mysterious Planet 9.30 Sanctuary (M) 10.15 Angry Boys (M) 10.45 Arrested Development 11.05 The Office 11.40 Mysterious Planet 12.10 The Whitest Kids U Know (M) 12.30 Billable Hours (M) 1.00 The Apples 1.50 Close

ABC 3 6.05am to 5.30pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 Rated A For Awesome 6.15 Almost Naked Animals 6.25 Horrible Histories 7.10 Star Wars 7.40 Dex Hamilton 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close

5.30 The Brady Bunch 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 4.00 7.30 5.00 Big Ideas 6.00 7.30 6.30 5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News 6.30 Everybody Loves Behind The News 7.00 ABC News 7.30 6.00 At The Table With… Raymond The World This Week 8.00 ABC News 6.30 Singapore Flavours 7.30 The Simpsons 9.00 Insiders 10.00 ABC News 10.30 7.30 Ninja Warrior 8.00 Futurama 7.30 11.00 ABC News 11.30 7.30 12.00 8.00 Unbeatable Banzuke ABC News 12.30 Offsiders 1.00 Big 8.30 Tour de France Highlights 8.30 Movie: Naked Gun (M Ideas 2.00 ABC News 2.30 7.30 3.00 9.00 FIFA Women’s World Cup 1988) US comedy. Stars ABC News 3.30 Australian Story 4.00 Leslie Nielsen Highlights ABC News 4.30 Behind The News 5.00 9.30 Movie: The Spanish 10.15 Smallville (AV) ABC News 5.30 Inside Business 6.00 11.05 Family Ties 11.30 Cheers 12.05 Apartment (M 2002) ABC News 6.30 Foreign Correspondent Roseanne 12.35 Sabrina The Teenage French drama 7.00 ABC News 7.30 One Plus One 8.00 11.25 Movie: The Tricksters Witch 1.00 The King Of Queens 1.30 Insiders 9.00 ABC News 9.30 Tonic (MA 2006) Swedish drama 1.15 Happy Days 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 10.00 ABC News 10.30 The World This Weatherwatch Diagnosis Murder 4.00 Touched By Week 11.00 ABC News 11.30 Australian An Angel 5.00 7th Heaven Story 12.00 Landline 1.00 Big Ideas 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 6.00 Religion 7.00 Kids’ Programs BBC World News 3.30 7.30 10.00 Hit List TV 12.00 Andra Drag 6.00 Major League Baseball – LIVE Racing 1.00 Worst Week 2.00 Food 9.00 Ironman: Utah 10.00 Pro Bull For The Future 3.00 Losing It 4.00 Riding 11.00 World Of Free Sports 7.30 Tour de France Update Meet The Press 4.30 The Bolt Report 11.35 World Tour Snowboarding 7.45 Copa América LIVE – quar- 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Jamie’s Thirty 12.00 NASCAR Sprint Cup 1.00 Minute Meals ter final 2 World Rally Championship 2.00 Isle 10.30 Football Asia 11.00 Football 6.00 Ten News Of Man TT 3.00 Australian Superboat Feature 12.00 Futbol Mundial 12.30 6.30 Merlin Championship 3.30 Omnisport 4.00 Speedweek 2.00 World News 5.00 7.30 Masterchef Australia Airline 5.30 I Fish 6.30 Extreme Cycling Central Dreams 8.30 Movie: Die Hard 4.0 (M 6.00 Tour de France Highlights 7.00 125cc, Moto2, MotoGP 2007) US action. Stars 6.30 World News Australia LIVE – Germany Bruce Willis 11.05 MotoGP: Germany 1.05 11.15 First Descent 1.30 Omnisport 7.30 Who Do You Think You Infomercials 4.00 Religion 2.00 NASCAR Sprint Cup – LIVE Are? 8.30 Dateline 9.30 The King Of Calls 10.00 Tour de France LIVE – 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The 6.00 Religion 7.00 Weekend Sunrise Limoux to Montpellier Brady Bunch 8.30 Everybody Loves 10.00 World’s Strictest Parents 11.00 2.20 Weatherwatch Raymond 9.00 Touched By An Angel Movie: Slap Shot – The Junior 10.00 7th Heaven 11.00 The Love League (PG 2008) US comedy. Stars Boat 12.00 Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Greyston Holt Jag 2.00 MacGyver 3.00 The King Of 1.00 AFL Premiership Season Queens 3.30 Cheers 4.00 Roseanne LIVE – Sydney v Fremantle 4.30 Family Ties 5.00 Happy Days

4.00 Eye Of The Leopard 5.00 Mercurio’s Menu 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Sunday Night 7.30 Great Migrations 8.40 Downton Abbey 10.10 Castle (M) 11.05 Police Under Fire (M) 12.00 AFL Premiership Season: Brisbane v Geelong 3.00 Home Shopping 5.30 Seven News

3.30 Cheers 4.00 Roseanne 4.30 Family Ties 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 4.00 ABC News 4.05 Big Ideas 5.00 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News The Brady Bunch 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage ABC News 5.15 The Quarters 5.30 6.00 Global Village Witch Asia Pacific Focus 6.00 ABC News 6.30 Come Dine With Me 6.30 Neighbours Breakfast 9.00 ABC News 9.30 Greece 7.00 Everybody Loves Business Today 10.00 ABC News 7.30 The Brain That Changes 12.30 Inside Business 1.00 ABC Raymond Itself News 2.30 Asia Pacific Focus 3.00 8.30 Tour de France Highlights 7.30 Futurama Afternoon Live 5.30 Capital Hill 5.45 8.30 Supernatural (M) The Quarters 6.00 ABC News 6.05 9.00 Big Fella (M) 9.30 Being Human (MA) 9.30 The World Game The Drum 6.45 The Quarters 7.00 10.30 The Late Late Show 11.30 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 ABC News 10.30 Movie: Sun Valley (M Cheers 12.00 Roseanne 12.30 1995) Chinese epic 8.30 Lateline Business 9.00 The World Sabrina The Teenage Witch 1.00 The 9.30 Q&A 10.30 ABC News 11.00 The 12.30 Weatherwatch King Of Queens 1.30 Happy Days Drum 11.45 The Quarters 12.00 ABC 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 Diagnosis News 12.20 Lateline 1.00 BBC World Murder 4.00 Touched By An Angel News 1.30 Lateline Business 2.00 BBC 6.00 Ten News 7.00 Kids’ Programs 5.00 7th Heaven World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 Lateline 9.30 Ten News 10.00 The Circle 3.35 Lateline Business 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Show 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 6.30 OneAsia Tour Golf 9.30 AFL Judge Judy 3.30 Infomercial 4.00 Premiership Season: Carlton v 4.00 FIFA Women’s World Cup Everyday Gourmet 4.30 The Bold Collingwood 12.00 ATP World Tour And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News LIVE – final Tennis 12.30 World Championship 7.05 World News 7.30 Tour de France 6.30 6.30 With George Negus Triathlon: Hamburg 3.00 Omnisport 7.00 The 7pm Project Update 3.30 Extreme Dreams 4.30 Airline 7.45 Copa América LIVE – quar- 7.30 Masterchef Australia 5.00 Guerrilla Gardeners 5.30 I Fish 8.30 Can Of Worms (M) ter final 4 6.00 Bondi Rescue 6.30 Extreme 10.20 World News 1.30 Dateline 2.30 9.30 Law & Order: Criminal Dreams 7.00 Airline 7.30 Cops World News 4.00 The Journal 4.30 8.30 24 9.30 One Week At A Time Intent (M) Futbol Mundial 5.00 The Crew 5.30 10.30 Late News With Sports 10.30 Sports Tonight 11.00 MotoGP: Global Village Germany 1.00 One Week At A Time Tonight 6.00 Tour de France Highlights 11.00 The Late Show 12.00 The 2.00 Omnisport 2.30 Major League 6.30 World News Australia Cleaner (M) 1.00 Infomercials 4.00 Baseball 5.00 Omnisport 5.30 FA Cup Classic 7.30 Mythbusters Religion 8.30 Man v Wild 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 Flight Of The Conchords 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show (M) Brady Bunch 8.30 Neighbours 9.00 11.30 Morning News 12.00 Movie: 10.30 Skins (MA) Touched By An Angel 10.00 7th Glass House – The Good Mother (M 11.30 The World Game 12.30 Movie: Heaven 11.00 The Love Boat 12.00 2006) US drama. Stars Angie Harmon Infernal Affairs (M 2002) Cantonese Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Jag 2.00 2.00 Dr Oz 3.00 Last Chance Surgery action 2.15 Weatherwatch MacGyver 3.00 The King Of Queens 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 Border Security 8.00 Crash Investigation Unit 8.30 The Amazing Race Australia 9.30 Teen Wolf (M) 10.30 Young, Dumb And Living Off Mum (M) 11.45 My Big Friggin Wedding (M) 1.00 Home Shopping 5.30 News

6.00 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Everybody Loves 4.20 The Drum 5.00 ABC News 5.15 6.00 Global Village Raymond The Quarters 5.30 Newsline 6.00 6.30 Come Dine With Me 7.30 The Simpsons ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC News Greece 8.00 Futurama 9.30 Business Today 10.00 ABC News 7.30 Lost Worlds The Buddha 12.30 National Press Club Address: 8.30 Tour de France Highlights 8.30 The Office (M/PG) 9.30 Wilfred (MA) Climate Change Debate 1.30 ABC 9.00 Movie: Live And Become 10.00 Californication (MA) 10.40 The News 2.30 Tonic 3.00 Afternoon Live (M 2005) French drama 5.30 Capital Hill 5.45 The Quarters 11.30 Movie: Alexandria… New Late Late Show 11.30 Cheers 12.00 6.00 ABC News 6.05 The Drum 6.45 York (M 2004) Egyptian drama 1.50 Roseanne 12.30 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 1.00 The King Of Queens 1.30 The Quarters 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Weatherwatch Happy Days 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 7.30 8.30 Lateline Business 9.00 The Diagnosis Murder 4.00 Touched By World 10.00 The Drum 10.45 The An Angel 5.00 7th Heaven Quarters 11.00 Newsline 12.00 ABC News 12.30 Lateline 1.00 BBC World 6.00 Ten News 7.00 Kids’ Programs 9.00 Ten News 10.00 The Circle News 1.30 Lateline Business 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 Lateline 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah Winfrey 6.00 500 Great Goals 6.30 NASCAR Show 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Sprint Cup 7.30 Pro Bull Riding 3.30 Lateline Business Judge Judy 3.30 Infomercial 4.00 8.30 WNBA Action 9.00 Australian Everyday Gourmet 4.30 The Bold Superboat Championship 9.30 AFL Premiership Season: Melbourne v 5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World News And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News Port Adelaide 12.00 One Week At 7.30 Tour de France Update 7.45 6.30 6.30 With George Negus 7.00 The 7pm Project A Time 2.00 24 (M) 3.00 Omnisport World News 1.30 Movie: Gandhi 7.30 Masterchef Australia 3.30 Bondi Rescue 4.00 Extreme My Father (PG 2007) Indian drama 8.30 NCIS Dreams 4.30 Airline 5.00 Guerrilla 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Gardeners 5.30 I Fish 6.00 Bondi 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles (M) Global Village Rescue 6.30 Extreme Dreams 7.00 6.00 Tour de France Highlights 10.30 Late News With Sports Airline 7.30 Black Gold 8.30 Cops Tonight 6.30 World News Australia 11.00 Late Show 12.00 The Cleaner (M) 9.30 Movie: Marine (M 2006) US 7.30 Miracle Cure? (M) 1.00 Infomercials 4.00 Religion action. Stars John Cena 11.30 Sports 8.30 Behind The Force (M) Tonight 12.00 NASCAR Nationwide 9.30 World News Australia Series 1.00 Omnisport 1.30 World 10.00 Tour de France LIVE – Rally Championship 2.30 Sportscar Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The Series 5.00 Omnisport 5.30 FA Cup to Gap Brady Bunch 8.30 Neighbours 9.00 Classic 2.00 Weatherwatch 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 The King Of Queens 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show 3.30 Cheers 4.00 Roseanne 4.30 11.30 Morning News 12.00 Movie: Family Ties 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 First Daughter (M 1999) US drama. Stars Mariel Hemingway 2.00 Dr Oz The Brady Bunch 3.00 Last Chance Surgery 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 Australia’s Got Talent 9.15 Winners & Losers (M) 10.15 How I Met Your Mother (M) 11.15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians (M) 11.45 10 Years Younger 1.00 Home Shopping 5.30 News















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7TWO 6.00 Home And Away 8.30 Ugly Betty 9.20 Flipper 10.20 Destination Ski 10.45 Nick’s Bistro 11.15 Movie: Sunny Side Of The Street (G 1951) US comedy. Stars Frankie Laine 12.45 Movie: Pocketful Of Miracles (G 1961) US comedy. Stars Bette Davis 3.40 Movie: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (PG 1977) US drama. Stars Richard Dreyfuss 6.30 Marie Claire – Under The Cover 7.00 Are You Being Served? 7.40 Royal Upstairs Downstairs 8.15 The Lakes 8.45 Escape To The Country 9.45 60 Minute Makeover 10.45 Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook 11.30 Living In The Sun 12.30 Movie: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 3.15 The Australians 4.10 Medical Rookies 4.30 The World Around Us 5.30 Home Shopping

7MATE 6.00 Six Million Dollar Man 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 Adam 12 9.00 Man v Food 9.30 V8 Xtra 10.00 AFL Game Day 11.00 Quantum Leap

7TWO 6.00 Kids Time 7.30 Martha Stewart Show 8.30 Sons & Daughters 9.00 Home & Away 9.30 Shortland Street 10.00 Coronation Street 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Hollyoaks 11.30 Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Hart To Hart 1.00 Head Of The Class 1.30 Welcome Back Kotter 2.00 Murphy Brown 2.30 Valerie 3.00 Perfect Strangers 3.30 Night Court 4.00 Movie: Geronimo (PG 1962) Western. Stars Chuck Connors 6.00 Bargain Hunt 7.00 Harry’s Practice 7.30 Heartbeat 8.40 Movie: Catherine Cookson’s The Gambling Man (M 1995) UK drama. Stars Robson Green 12.00 The Sweeney (M) 1.00 Movie: The Saint Meets The Tiger (PG 1943) UK drama. Stars Hugh Sinclair 2.30 Hart To Hart 3.30 Designing Women 4.00 Coronation Street 4.30 Emmerdale 5.00 Home Shopping

7TWO 6.00 Kids Time 7.30 Martha Stewart Show 8.30 Sons & Daughters 9.00 Home & Away 9.30 Shortland Street 10.00 Coronation Street 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Designing Women 11.30 Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Hart To Hart 1.00 Head Of The Class 1.30 Welcome Back Kotter 2.00 Murphy Brown 2.30 Valerie 3.00 Perfect Strangers 3.30 Night Court 4.00 Movie: Mom’s Got A Date With A Vampire (PG 2000) US comedy. Stars Matthew O’Leary 6.00 Bargain Hunt 7.00 Harry’s Practice 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances 8.10 Are You Being Served? 8.45 One Foot In The Grave 9.30 Jonathan Creek (M) 10.30 Movie: Carry On Dick (M 1974) UK comedy. Stars Sid James 12.20 Minder 1.30 Movie: The Falcon And The Co-Eds (PG 1943) US drama. Stars Tom Conway 3.00 Hart To Hart 4.00 Coronation Street 4.30 Emmerdale 5.00 Home Shopping

12.00 Racing Green 12.30 Fifth Gear 1.00 Grand Prix Racing Heroes 2.00 Monster Garage 3.00 Fifth Gear 3.30 American Hot Rod 4.30 Monster Garage 5.00 Drew Carey Show 5.30 According To Jim 6.30 Mythbusters 7.30 Mighty Structures 8.30 Movie: Universal Soldier (M 1992) US action. Stars Jean-Claude van Damme 10.45 Movie: Midnight Blue (MA 1997) US mystery. Stars Damien Chapa 12.45 Strikeforce (M) 1.10 Adam 12 1.30 Racing Green 2.00 Great Grand Prix Racing Heroes 3.00 American Hot Rod 4.00 Six Million Dollar Man 5.00 Quantum Leap

NBN 6.00 Home Shopping 7.00 Weekend Today 10.00 Wide World Of Sports 11.00 The Sunday Footy Show 12.00 The Sunday Roast 1.15 Boots’n’All Special 1.45 Rugby Test LIVE – Australia v Samoa 4.00 Sunday Football LIVE – Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles 6.00 NBN News 6.30 The Block 7.30 60 Minutes 8.30 The Mentalist (M) 10.30 CSI: Miami (M) 11.30 The Guardian (M) 12.20 Super League 2.20 Russell Watson 2.30 Home Shopping 4.00 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News

GO! 6.00 Kids’ Programs 12.00 The City 12.30 Eclipse Music TV 1.00 Manly Surf 1.30 Married With Children 2.00 Here’s Lucy 2.30 Green Acres 3.30 Spin City 4.30 Hellcats 5.30 Community 6.30 Top Gear 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Two And A Half Men (M) 9.30 Movie: Assassins (M 1995) US action. Stars Sylvester Stallone 12.00 Community 1.00 Ladette To Lady (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Married With Children 5.30 The Flintstones

GEM 6.00 Religion 6.30 Movie: The Small Back Room (PG 1949) WWII drama. Stars David Farrar 8.45 Movie: Cage Of Gold (PG 1950) UK drama. Stars Jean Simmons 10.30 Movie: The Valley Of Gwang! (PG 1969) US scifi. Stars Gila Golan 12.30 Movie: The Harvey Girls (G 1946) Musical. Stars Judy Garland 2.30 Getaway 3.00 Movie: The Green Berets (PG 1968) Vietnam war drama. Stars John Wayne 6.00 The Golden Girls 6.30 Antiques Roadshow 7.30 As Time Goes By 8.30 Movie: Heat (M 1995) US action. Stars Val Kilmer 11.55 Movie: Up Pompeii (M 1971) UK comedy. Stars Frankie Howerd 1.35 The Golden Girls 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today



6.00 Six Million Dollar Man 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 Adam 12 9.00 NBC Today 10.00 NBC Meet The Press 11.00 Quantum Leap 12.00 Quincy ME 1.00 The Rockford Files 2.00 Malcolm And Eddie 2.30 Newsradio 3.00 Xena 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 No Ordinary Family 8.30 Family Guy (M) 9.00 American Dad (M) 9.30 Family Guy (M) 10.30 My Name Is Earl 11.00 Scrubs 12.00 Malcolm And Eddie 12.30 Newsradio 1.00 Six Million Dollar Man 2.00 Quantum Leap 3.00 Quincy ME 4.00 Hercules 5.00 Adam 12 5.30 Home Shopping

6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 ET 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Married With Children 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Green Acres 1.00 Community 2.00 Hellcats 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Seinfeld 6.30 Two And A Half Men 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7.30 Top Gear 9.00 Two And A Half Men 9.30 Movie: Fight Club (AV 1999) US action. Stars Brad Pitt 12.10 Hellcats 1.00 Ladette To Lady (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Married With Children 5.30 The Flintstones

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 Hi-5 4.00 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 NBN News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 The Block 8.25 Lotto 8.30 Rescue Special Ops (M) 9.30 CSI: Miami (M) 11.30 Secret Diary Of A Call Girl (MA) 12.00 British Open Golf Highlights 1.00 Super League 2.00 Infomercials 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 McLeod’s Daughters 1.00 The Golden Girls 1.30 The Block 6.00 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 7.30 Zoo Juniors 8.00 Gorilla School 8.30 Meet The Jackals 9.30 Kitchen Nightmares (MA) 10.30 Secret Diary Of A Call Girl (MA) 11.00 The Big C (MA) 11.30 Friends 12.30 Murder, She Wrote 1.30 The Golden Girls 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today



6.00 Six Million Dollar Man 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 Adam 12 9.00 NBC Today 11.00 Quantum Leap 12.00 Quincy ME 1.00 The Rockford Files 2.00 Malcolm And Eddie 2.30 Newsradio 3.00 Xena 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) 10.30 My Name Is Earl 11.00 Scrubs 12.00 Malcolm And Eddie 12.30 Newsradio 1.00 Six Million Dollar Man 2.00 Quantum Leap 3.00 Quincy ME 4.00 Xena 5.00 Hercules

6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Married With Children 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Spin City 1.00 Seinfeld 2.00 Unnatural History 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Seinfeld 6.30 Two And A Half Men 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7.30 Primeval 8.30 Movie: Teen Wolf Too (M 1987) US comedy. Stars Jason Bateman 10.30 South Park (MA) 11.30 South Park (MA) 12.10 Eclipse Music TV 12.30 Reno 911 (M) 1.00 Ladette To Lady (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Married With Children 5.30 The Flintstones

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 Hi-5 4.00 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 NBN News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 The Block 8.00 RBT 8.30 Top Gear 10.00 Worst Case Scenario (M) 10.30 Two And A Half Men (M) 11.30 Secret Diary Of A Call Girl (MA) 12.00 20/20 1.00 Entertainment Tonight 1.30 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: Springfield Rifle (PG 1952) US Civil War drama. Stars Gary Cooper 2.00 RPA 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 The Block 5.00 The Golden Girls 6.00 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 7.30 Inside The Human Body 8.50 Movie: The Fugitive (M 1993) US action. Stars Harrison Ford 11.30 Friends 12.30 Murder, She Wrote 1.30 The Golden Girls 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today

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ABC 1 4.00 The Bill (M) 5.00 Talking Heads: Poh Ling Yeow 5.30 The New Inventors 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.30 Business Today 10.00 Human Journey 11.00 Big Ideas 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 National Press Club Address 1.30 Everest ER 2.00 Kids’ Programs 6.30 Time Team 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 The New Inventors 8.30 Spicks And Specks 9.00 Angry Boys (M) 9.30 Unbelievable 10.00 At The Movies 10.30 Lateline 11.05 Lateline Business 11.30 Wild China 12.25 Life At 1 1.20 Time Team 2.10 Teenage Kicks 3.00 Big Ideas

ABC 2 6.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 Licence To Drill 8.30 7 Ages Of Love (M) 9.30 The True Story Jaws 10.20 Maybe Baby (M) 11.20 Shrink Rap: Gene Simmons (M) 12.10 Breakbound 12.35 Grace Potter And The Nocturnals 2.00 Close

ABC 3 6.05am to 5.30pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 Rated A For Awesome 6.15 Almost Naked Animals 6.25 Horrible Histories 7.10 Star Wars 7.40 Dex Hamilton 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close

7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond 4.00 ABC News 4.05 The Quarters 5.00 Weatherwatch 6.00 World News 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 Futurama 4.20 The Drum 5.00 ABC News 5.15 6.00 Global Village 8.30 The Simpsons The Quarters 5.30 Newsline 6.00 6.30 Come Dine With Me 9.00 Futurama ABC News Breakfast 9.00 ABC News Greece 9.30 Business Today 10.00 ABC News 7.30 Dateline 9.30 The Cleveland Show (M) 12.30 National Press Club Address 8.30 Tour de France Highlights 10.00 King Of The Hill 1.00 ABC News 2.30 State To State 9.00 Movie: Jermal (M 2008) 10.30 The Late Late Show 11.30 3.00 Afternoon Live 5.30 Capital Hill Cheers 12.00 Roseanne 12.30 Indonesian drama 5.45 The Quarters 6.00 ABC News 10.40 Movie: The World (PG 2004) Sabrina 1.00 The King Of Queens 1.30 6.05 The Drum 6.45 The Quarters Chinese drama 1.00 Weatherwatch Happy Days 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 ABC Diagnosis Murder 4.00 Touched By News 8.30 Lateline Business 9.00 An Angel 5.00 7th Heaven The World 10.00 ABC News 10.05 The Drum 10.45 The Quarters 11.00 6.00 Ten News 7.00 Kids’ Programs ABC News 11.30 Newsline 12.00 ABC 9.00 Ten News 10.00 The Circle 6.00 500 Great Goals 6.30 NASCAR News 12.20 Lateline 1.00 BBC World 12.00 Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah Winfrey Sprint Cup 7.30 Pro Bull Riding News 1.30 Lateline Business 2.00 BBC Show 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 8.30 This Week In Baseball 9.00 World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 Lateline Judge Judy 3.30 Infomercial 4.00 Everyday Gourmet 4.30 The Bold Major League Baseball – LIVE 12.00 3.35 Lateline Business NASCAR Nationwide Series 1.00 And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.30 6.30 With George Negus NASCAR Sprint Cup 2.00 Isle Of Man TT 3.00 Omnisport 3.30 Bondi 7.00 The 7pm Project 5.00 Weatherwatch 5.05 World 7.30 Masterchef Australia Rescue 4.00 Extreme Dreams 4.30 News 7.30 Tour de France Update 9.00 Offspring (M) Airline 5.00 Guerrilla Gardeners 7.45 World News 5.30 I Fish 6.00 Bondi Rescue 6.30 10.00 The Defenders (M) 10.30 Copa América LIVE – semi 11.00 Late News With Sports Tonight Extreme Dreams 7.00 Airline 7.30 final 1 11.30 Late Show 12.30 The Cleaner Twin Sisters 8.30 Cops (M) 9.30 Sons 1.00 World News 3.30 Here Comes (M) 1.30 Infomercials 4.00 Religion Of Anarchy (AV) 10.30 RPM 11.30 Sports Tonight 12.00 NASCAR Sprint The Neighbourhood 4.00 The Journal Cup 1.00 Omnisport 1.30 OneAsia 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Global Village Tour Golf 2.30 Major League Baseball 6.00 Tour de France Highlights 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The 5.00 Omnisport 5.15 FA Cup Classic 6.30 World News Australia Brady Bunch 8.30 Neighbours 9.00 5.45 Major League Baseball – LIVE 7.30 Inspector Rex Touched By An Angel 10.00 7th 8.30 Victorian Pharmacy Heaven 11.00 The Love Boat 12.00 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 Tour de France LIVE – Gap Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Jag 2.00 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show MacGyver 3.00 The King Of Queens to Pinerolo 3.30 Cheers 4.00 Roseanne 4.30 11.30 Morning News 12.00 McBride 2.00 Weatherwatch Family Ties 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 (M) 2.00 Dr Oz 3.00 Last Chance The Brady Bunch 6.00 Sabrina The Surgery 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.30 Deal Or No Deal Teenage Witch 6.00 Prime News 6.30 Neighbours 6.30 Seven News








7.00 Home And Away 7.30 Highway Patrol 8.00 World’s Deadliest Roads 8.30 Criminal Minds (M) 9.30 Covert Affairs (M) 10.30 Detroit 1-8-7 (M) 11.30 Eastbound & Down (MA) 12.00 Style By Jury 12.30 Home Shopping 5.30 News

7TWO 6.00 Kids Time 7.30 Martha Stewart Show 8.30 Sons & Daughters 9.00 Home & Away 9.30 Shortland Street 10.00 Coronation Street 10.30 Emmerdale 11.00 Designing Women 11.30 Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Hart To Hart 1.00 Head Of The Class 1.30 Welcome Back Kotter 2.00 Murphy Brown 2.30 Valerie 3.00 Movie: Miracle (PG 2004) US drama. Stars Kurt Russell 6.00 Bargain Hunt 7.00 Harry’s Practice 7.30 Heartbeat 8.40 Pie In The Sky 9.45 Wallander (M) 11.45 Murphy’s Law (AV) 1.00 Coronation Street 1.30 Emmerdale 2.00 Home Shopping 3.30 Room For Improvement 4.00 The Australians 5.00 Home Shopping

7MATE 6.00 Six Million Dollar Man 7.00 The Virginian 8.30 Adam 12 9.00 NBC Today 11.00 Quantum Leap 12.00 Quincy ME 1.00 The Rockford Files 2.00 Malcolm And Eddie 2.30 Newsradio 3.00 Xena 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 Pimp My Ride 8.30 Smash Lab 9.30 American Pickers 10.30 Ax Men (M) 11.30 Rude Tube (M) 12.00 Malcolm And Eddie 12.30 Rude Tube (M) 1.00 Six Million Dollar Man 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Quantum Leap 5.00 Adam 12 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 The Block 3.30 Hi-5 4.00 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 NBN News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 The Block 8.25 Lotto 8.30 Top Design 9.30 RPA 11.30 Embarrassing Bodies (M) 12.30 Eclipse Music TV 1.00 Entertainment Tonight 2.00 Home Shopping 3.30 Good Morning America 5.00 Early Morning News


7.30 Two And A Half Men 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.30 Movie: Bad Boys II (AV 2003) US action. Stars Marc Lawrence 11.20 Seinfeld 12.20 South Park (MA) 12.50 Ladette To Lady M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Married With Children 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: Just Desserts (G 2003) US comedy. Stars Lauren Holly 2.00 RPA 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 The Block 5.00 The Golden Girls 6.00 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 7.30 Zoo Juniors 8.00 Gorilla School 8.30 David Attenborough’s Life Of Mammals 9.30 The Closer (M) 10.30 Rizzoli & Isles (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

6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ 11.30 Married With Children 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Spin City 1.00 Seinfeld 2.00 Unnatural History 3.00 Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs 6.00 Seinfeld 6.30 Two And A Half Men 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos

Thursday 21

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.



4.00 The Bill (M) 5.00 National Press Club Address 6.00 ABC News Breakfast 9.30 Business Today 10.00 Human Journey 11.00 Lost World Of Communism 12.00 Midday Report 12.30 Kids’ Programs 6.30 Time Team 7.00 ABC News 7.30 7.30 8.00 Catalyst 8.30 Crownies (M) 9.30 Junior Doctors 10.20 Lateline 11.00 Lateline Business 11.25 James Blunt 12.25 Beyond The Backyard 1.20 Time Team 2.10 Junior Doctors 3.10 To The Manor Bowen

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 12.30 Newsline 1.30 ABC News 2.30 Australian Story 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 News 1.30 Lateline Business 2.00 BBC World News 2.30 7.30 3.00 Lateline 3.30 Lateline Business

ABC 2 6.00 Kids’ Programs 7.00 Spicks And Specks 7.30 Marngrook Footy Show 8.30 Arrested Development 9.00 Unbelievable 9.30 Graham Norton Show 10.15 The Thick Of It (M) 10.45 London Live: The Hoosiers 11.15 The Chaser’s War On Everything (M) 11.45 Marngrook Footy Show 12.45 My Morning Jacket 1.40 Close

ABC 3 6.05am to 5.30pm Kids’ Programs 6.00 Rated A For Awesome 6.15 Almost Naked Animals 6.25 Horrible Histories 7.10 Star Wars 7.40 Dex Hamilton 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation 9.00 Close

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 7.30 The Simpsons Greece 8.30 Stargate Universe (M) 7.30 The Story Of The US 9.30 Star Trek: Next 8.30 Tour de France Highlights Generation 9.00 Movie: Mediterranean 10.30 The Late Late Show Food (M 2009) Spanish 11.30 Cheers 12.00 Roseanne 12.30 comedy 10.50 Movie: The Miracle Of Bern Sabrina The Teenage Witch 1.00 The (PG 2003) German drama 12.50 King Of Queens 1.30 Happy Days 2.00 The Love Boat 3.00 Diagnosis Weatherwatch Murder 4.00 Touched By An Angel 5.00 7th Heaven



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 Infomercial 4.00 Everyday Gourmet 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 7.00 World News 7.30 Tour de France 6.30 6.30 With George Negus Update 7.45 World News 7.00 The 7pm Project 10.30 Copa América LIVE – semi 7.30 Masterchef Australia final 2 8.30 Law & Order (M) 1.00 World News 2.30 Dateline 3.30 10.30 Late News With Sports World News 4.00 The Journal 4.30 Tonight Newshour 5.30 Global Village 11.00 Late Show 12.00 Eureka (M) 6.00 Tour de France Highlights 1.00 Infomercials 4.00 Religion 6.30 World News Australia 7.30 French Food Safari 8.00 Oz And James’s Big Wine 6.00 Jag 7.00 MacGyver 8.00 The Adventure Brady Bunch 8.30 Neighbours 9.00 8.35 No Reservations Spain Touched By An Angel 10.00 7th 9.30 World News Australia Heaven 11.00 The Love Boat 12.00 10.00 Tour de France LIVE – Pinerolo to Col du Galibier/ Diagnosis Murder 1.00 Jag 2.00 MacGyver 3.00 The King Of Queens Serre Chevalier 3.30 Cheers 4.00 Roseanne 4.30 2.00 Weatherwatch Family Ties 5.00 Happy Days 5.30 The Brady Bunch



the ice-hockey field (7) 26. Female activist for equality backs sex appeal with the gallows – but she’s not serious! (15) 27. Gloomy leader enjoys causing pain (6) 28 Alien to create confusion – and the rest! (2,6) DOWN 1. Good weapon for a batsman’s armoury! (6) 2. Hastily elope, then get a ring! (9) 3. Rescue Myrna’ sausage (7) 4. Chop down tree sheltering German bird (5) 6. I say Kay, what a hair style! (7) 7. Ring, and strike up the Stones! (5) 8. Peer under energy unit at alpine city (8) 9. Songbird holds hot mystery! (8) 14. Anteater, angry about five, follows former 25 firm of this absurd playwright (7) Cryptic Clues acrosses, right? (8) 13. Why, I ask, the hair style? (8) 16. A lean thousand can ACROSS 15. Sum up infant, a beginner (5) be conceived of (9) 1. Decline to look into the deity? 18. Venue for Tina ? (5) 17. They make ma suffer (2,2,4) 20. Egyptian god twice backs but they shut out the 5. Satchmo loses a limb – still Hindu god, and in ancient Rome noise (8) powerful! (6) – a very unusual thing! (4,4) 19. I live among workers 10. Jolson, Romeo, the soft lady 23. Russian politician famous for at this Riviera resort (7) expert – like 26 is! (3,4,3,5) his mixed drink … (7) 21. Really stupid, like one 11. Head-turn to allow Romeo to 25. … but not one consumed by baseball team (7) name his love (7) normal communist back around 22. A flower for a drink (6) 12. Charge two quarters to the

Mungo’s Crossword

From The Week

ONE HD 6.00 Major League Baseball – LIVE 9.00 World Championship Triathlon 11.30 ATP World Tour Tennis 12.00 500 Great Goals 12.30 I Fish 1.00 World Rally Championship 2.00 RPM 3.00 Omnisport 3.30 Bondi Rescue 4.00 Extreme Dreams 4.30 Airline 5.00 Guerrilla Gardeners 5.30 I Fish 6.00 Bondi Rescue 6.30 Extreme Dreams 7.00 Airline 7.30 Cops 8.30 The Game Plan 9.30 Breakout Kings (M) 10.30 Sports Tonight 11.00 The Ultimate Fighter (M) 12.00 Black Gold 1.00 The Game Plan 2.00 Omnisport 2.30 Major League Baseball 5.00 Omnisport 5.30 FA Cup Classic

PRIME 6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show 11.30 Morning News 12.00 Movie: Paparazzi (M 2004) US action. Stars Cole Hauser 2.00 Dr Oz 3.00 Last Chance Surgery 3.30 Kids’ Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.30 Deal Or No Deal

24. Individual embraced by fat landlord (5) 25. Break after 500 wander aimlessly (5)

Quick Clues ACROSS 1. Decay, lose one’s strength and faculties (2,2,4) 5. Powerful, vigorous (6) 10. Random, messy, utterly disordered (3,4,3,5) 11. Family name of Shakespeare’s Juliet (7) 12. Playwright of the absurd, author of The Rhinoceros (7) 13. Hair style with one piece hanging at the back (8) 15. Sum, tally (5) 18. Playing field, sports ground (5) 20. Latin phrase for a very unusual thing or person (4,4) 23. Russian leader with a weapon ironically named after him (7) 25. Toper, one who imbibes (7) 26. Flighty and inconstant person, usually a young woman (15) 27. One who enjoys inflicting pain (6) 28. … and other things (Latin) (2,6)

6.00 Prime News 6.30 Seven News 7.00 Home And Away 7.30 The Vicar Of Dibley 8.40 Law & Order: LA (M) 10.40 Off The Map (M) 11.30 30 Rock 12.00 Heroes (M) 1.00 Home Shopping 5.30 News

According To Jim 6.30 My Wife And Kids 7.00 That ’70s Show 7.30 Swamp People 8.30 Mythbusters 9.30 Operation Repo (M) 10.30 Jail (M) 11.30 Final 24 (MA) 12.30 Newsradio 1.00 Six Million Dollar Man 2.00 Quantum Leap 3.00 Quincy ME 4.00 6.00 Kids Time 7.30 Martha Stewart Xena 5.00 Hercules Show 8.30 Sons & Daughters 9.00 Home & Away 9.30 Shortland Street 10.00 Coronation Street 10.30 5.30 Today 9.00 Kerri-Anne 11.00 Emmerdale 11.00 Designing Women Danoz 12.00 The Ellen Degeneres 11.30 Deal Or No Deal 12.00 Hart Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of To Hart 1.00 Head Of The Class 1.30 Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking Welcome Back Kotter 2.00 Murphy 3.30 Hi-5 4.00 Kitchen Whiz 4.30 Brown 2.30 Valerie 3.00 Perfect Afternoon News 5.30 Hot Seat Strangers 3.30 Night Court 4.00 6.00 NBN News Columbo 7.00 A Current Affair 6.00 Bargain Hunt 7.30 The Block 7.00 Harry’s Practice 8.30 Inside The Human Body 7.30 Doc Martin 9.30 The NRL Footy Show (M) 8.30 The Bill (M) 11.15 The AFL Footy Show (M) 1.00 Entertainment Tonight 1.30 9.40 Movie: Frost/Nixon (M Infomercials 3.30 Good Morning 2008) US drama. Stars America 5.00 Early Morning News Frank Langella 12.10 Minder 1.15 Movie: Too Many Girls (G 1940) US comedy. Stars Lucille Ball 3.00 Hart To Hart 4.00 Coronation 6.00 Kids’ Programs 10.30 Street 4.30 Emmerdale 5.00 Home Entertainment Tonight 11.00 TMZ Shopping 11.30 Married With Children 12.00 Here’s Lucy 12.30 Spin City 1.00 Seinfeld 2.00 Unnatural History 3.00 6.00 Six Million Dollar Man 7.00 The Just Shoot Me 3.30 Kids’ Programs Virginian 8.30 Adam 12 9.00 NBC 6.00 Seinfeld Today 11.00 Quantum Leap 12.00 6.30 Two And A Half Men Quincy ME 1.00 The Rockford Files 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home 2.00 Malcolm And Eddie 2.30 Videos Newsradio 3.00 Xena 4.00 Hercules 7.30 Two And A Half Men 5.00 The Drew Carey Show 5.30 8.30 The Big Bang Theory




9.30 Movie: Blade II (AV 2001) US action. Stars Wesley Snipes 11.50 Up Late () 12.20 South Park (M) 1.00 Ladette To Lady (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.00 Just Shoot Me 4.30 TMZ 5.00 Married With Children 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: Not Now, Comrade (PG 1976) UK comedy. Stars Leslie Phillips 2.00 RPA 3.00 McLeod’s Daughters 4.00 The Block 5.00 The Golden Girls 6.00 Friends 7.00 The Zoo 7.30 As Time Goes By 8.30 My Strange Addiction 9.00 Bizarre ER (M) 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies (M) 10.30 Wife Swap USA 11.30 Conan (M) 12.30 Friends 1.00 My Strange Addiction 1.30 Bizarre ER (M) 2.00 Home Shopping 4.30 Religion 5.00 Adventures In Rainbow Country 5.30 Today


DOWN 1.Quick look, also a stroke in cricket (6) 2. Communication device invented by Bell (9) 3. Smoked pork sausage (7) 4. White heron (5) 6. Hairstyle featuring bob in the centre (7) 7. Australian precious stones (5) 8. French city, ski resort (8) 9. Mystery story, whodunit (8) 14. African anteater (8) 16. Able to be conceived of or imagined (9) 17. Devices used to block out noise (8) 19. Resort on the French Riviera (7) 21. Stupid. Idiotic (7) 22. Spectacular flower, originating in Africa (6) 24. Scottish landowner (5) 25. Move with the current, wander aimlessly (5)

Last week’s solution


by Ian Rogers Play at Seagulls Club, Thurs 6-10pm For the second time in three years, Australia has taken bronze at the Commonwealth Championships. Our number two player David Smerdon travelled to Johannesburg in South Africa without great expectations, being out of practice and out of form. In a massive field of 369 in the title event, any misstep was likely to prove fatal and Smerdon made two, losing twice to unfancied local players – one of whom, Nicholas van der Nat, led the tournament outright with just two rounds to play. However, while van der Nat could not maintain the pace, Smerdon won his last three games to finish just half a point behind the joint winners, Grandmasters Gawain Jones and Nigel Short of England. Jones won the gold medal on a tiebreaker. Despite his fine finish, Smerdon remained far from content with the quality of his play. However, to match Max Illingworth’s 2009 Commonwealth bronze was a more than satisfactory result for Smerdon in a much stronger field

overall. (Three other Australians in South Africa also returned home with medals in junior divisions: Melbourne’s Thomas Feng and Sydney brothers Rowan and Kevin Willathgamuwa.) n The following game saw one of Smerdon’s

luckiest breaks in South Africa. In the diagrammed position Smerdon, playing Black against lowly ranked Tapera Uzenit, seems to be in terrible trouble, since 47...Ne4+ 48.Kxf3 Nxc3 loses to 49.c7. However, Smerdon found a way to keep the game going by playing 47...Kf4! 48.c7 Ne4+ 49.Kg1 Nxc3 50.c8(Q) Rxc2 51.Qc4+ Ke3 52.Qc5+ Kd2 53.Qf2+?! 53.Qxh5 was stronger, although Black can hang on after 53...Ne2+ 54.Kf2 Nd4. 53...Ne2+! 54.Kh1 Rc3! 55.a4 Rb3 56.Qc5? Incredibly, White is now losing. After 56.b5 axb5 57.axb5 a draw was inevitable. 56...Ke1!! With no checks, White is helpless to prevent the advance of the f pawn. 57.Qe5 Rc3! 58.Qh2 f2 59.Qh4 Rc4! 0-1 a








8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Can Black, to play, save the game?

The Tweed Shire Echo July 14, 2011 17


Monster lizard

Taylor need some manners in the Tweed David Solano.

Wow! What a pleasant experience fishing was on the weekend. It was cold alright but I found it hard to spot a cloud and the fish were around too. The river is still holding the chopper taylor which is a bit unfortunate for me as they tend to shut down the bite of the fish I’m chasing (mainly bream). The taylor have no manners and charge all over the place eating anything that moves. Saturday I was fishing the run-out tide, holding the hobie kayak in the current, casting into the mangrove roots as I could see fish feeding on what was passing over them. I cast a three-inch gulp minnow in the Lime Tiger colour hard up into the snags. I was sure it was bream I was looking at. Third cast: zip. I got busted off. My four-pound

Vic Renz got a lovely surprise last week when he came down from Beaudesert for a spot of fishing. Vic landed this 1010mm Flathead in the Mooball Creek at Pottsville. Vic used eightpound spiderwire braid with a 10-pound leader. He had a threeinch ‘Red Rum’ lure and all on the end of a six-foot Vector rod.


Cabarita Men 6/7/11. Winners M Morgan & G Goode, r/up B Moore & J Turner, cons B Griffiths & R Mills 9/7/11 Social winners B Pilling,J Darling & B (Phantom) Coustley, cons R Woodbury,B Oldmeadow & A Mclean. 11/7/11 Winners R Norris & J Wyborn r/up M Morgan & J Stewart, cons G Matfin & E Behr. Congratulations B Venner & L Freeman Zone 1 over 60s Pairs Champions.

New moon

July 1


First quarter

July 8


Full moon

July 15


Third quarter

July 23


New moon

July 31

Day of month 1 F 2 S 3 S 4 M 5 T 6 W 7 T 8 F 9 S 10 S 11 M 12 T 13 W 14 T 15 F 16 S 17 S 18 M 19 T 20 W 21 T 22 F 23 S 24 S 25 M 26 T 27 W 28 T 29 F 30 S 31 S

Sun rise 0639 0639 0639 0639 0639 0639 0639 0639 0639 0638 0638 0638 0638 0638 0637 0637 0637 0636 0636 0636 0635 0635 0634 0634 0633 0633 0632 0632 0631 0630 0630

Sun set 1700 1700 1700 1701 1701 1702 1702 1702 1703 1703 1704 1704 1705 1705 1706 1706 1707 1707 1708 1708 1709 1709 1710 1710 1711 1712 1712 1713 1713 1714 1714

Moon rise 0614 0703 0749 0830 0909 0946 1023 1101 1141 1226 1315 1408 1507 1607 1708 1807 1905 2000 2054 2146 2238 2331 0024 0118 0214 0309 0403 0454 0541 0625

04:40 Moon set 1653 1755 1858 2002 2105 2208 2311 0015 0120 0225 0329 0429 0524 0614 0657 0735 0810 0842 0913 0943 1015 1048 1124 1205 1251 1342 1438 1539 1643 1748

Condong Cane Toads Sunday 10/7/11 35 Cane Toads hosted 50 bowlers from Southport Community Workers bowls club and 30 Brisbane Fire brigade. Winners: A Tonell, T Tilley, J Hourioge also R Stevens, A Far, T Lyster. Raffle winners Nev Black, Mary Daly, Kooka, Leo Van Delsern, Atirie Salam, special wine Nev Black, Ausie Black. Condong Men Wednesday 6/7/2011 30 bowlers Winners being T Kennedy, R Fuller, L Muir, runner ups J Walsh, R Brown, R Shoobridge. Raffle winners G Miller, G Moss, L Muir. Wrong bias bowls R Gerds, Smokey, Kooka. Saturday 9th John


JULY 2011

Astronomical data and tides

High tide, height (m) 0808,1.33; 2015,1.88 0852,1.36; 2059,1.91 0937,1.39; 2143,1.91 1024,1.41; 2228,1.86 1114,1.44; 2315,1.78 1205,1.47 0006,1.66; 1300,1.50 0102,1.53; 1357,1.54 0207,1.41; 1458,1.59 0318,1.32; 1600,1.66 0431,1.27; 1702,1.73 0539,1.27; 1800,1.80 0638,1.30; 1853,1.85 0730,1.33; 1941,1.88 0816,1.35; 2025,1.87 0900,1.37; 2106,1.83 0942,1.37; 2145,1.77 1021,1.38; 2221,1.68 1100,1.37; 2256,1.62 1140,1.38; 2332,1.47 1221,1.38 0013,1.36; 1307,1.39 0101,1.26; 1359,1.40 0201,1.18; 1455,1.42 0312,1.13; 1554,1.47 0423,1.13; 1650,1.54 0525,1.16; 1741,1.63 0616,1.21; 1827,1.73 0701,1.28; 1912,1.82 0745,1.35; 1955,1.89 0830,1.42; 2039,1.92

All times Eastern Standard Time. 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.

18 July 14, 2011 The Tweed Shire Echo

Low tide, height (m) 0216,0.37; 1342,0.49 0257,0.32; 1427,0.47 0339,0.28; 1514,0.46 0421,0.27; 1603,0.46 0506,0.27; 1657,0.48 0551,0.30; 1754,0.52 0639,0.34; 1857,0.56 0729,0.39; 2008,0.58 0822,0.44; 2126,0.57 0919,0.48; 2243,0.52 1018,0.50; 2351,0.44 1116,0.49 0048,0.37; 1212,0.48 0139,0.31; 1302,0.46 0224,0.28; 1350,0.45 0304,0.28; 1435,0.46 0343,0.31; 1518,0.49 0419,0.34; 1600,0.52 0453,0.39; 1642,0.57 0527,0.43; 1726,0.62 0600,0.48; 1814,0.67 0638,0.52; 1910,0.71 0721,0.57; 2016,0.73 0811,0.60; 2132,0.71 0908,0.62; 2244,0.65 1006,0.61; 2342,0.57 1100,0.58 0030,0.47; 1150,0.52 0112,0.37; 1237,0.46 0152,0.28; 1324,0.39 0232,0.21; 1412,0.34

Sams Classic Triples Winners 1st W Wilson team 2w+33, W Pearts team 2w+21, R Northcott team 1w+5, S Massey team 1w+3. Open Pairs played Sunday D Smith, B Rothweder def S Reading, P Martain. Cudgen Leagues Ladies Thurs 7, Social results, winners Rnk 3, Eileen Burke, Joanne Dent, Di North. Raffle – Pat Pieterse. Cudgen Leagues Men Championships Consistency Singles D. Lowe d J. Neal 150/135, F. Smith d J. Turner 158/132, V. Schiemer d R. Mathews 152/143, P. Prichard d G. Ellen 152/108, B. Murray d S. Archbold 152/133, B. Moore d M. Van Runt 152/132, K. Foran d T. Grimes 150/130 and B. Cusack d F. Pieterse 146/84 the “A” triples are getting to the final stage and J. McGill, B. Moore & J. Turner d R. Corney, B. Cusack & Coog Prichard 39/16 and the semi final of the “B” Single resulte in K. Hansen defeating M. (Houdini) Ryan 31/19. Social Bowls G. Border won the winning rink on Monday and Darby Lowe took the prize on Wednesday with the losing rink going to G. Stevens & Duncan McLennan. Kingscliff Ladies Week ending July 8:
Novice Singles played Saturday, July 3:  G. Phipps d L. Byer.
Open triples Played Friday, July 8:  M. Lincoln, D. James, B. Jack d C. James, B. Lane, I. Fuller;  B. Petri, J. Bonett, M. Gardner d W. Butler, E. Taylor, J. Scher; 
E. Downes, V. White, B. Mirls d A. Wonka, A. McNamara, L. Willoughby
Charity Day Raffle drawn Wednesday, July 6:  1st Prize:  Caz; 2nd Prize: M. Siegel; 3rd Prize: T. Wonka; 4th Prize: P. Murphy.

MONTHLY MARKETS 1st Sat Brunswick Heads (02) 6628 4495 1st Sun Byron Bay (02) 6680 9703 1st Sun Pottsville (02) 6676 4555 1st Sun Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714 2nd Sat 2nd Sun 2nd Sun 2nd Sun 2nd Sun 2nd Sun

Kingscliff 0406 724 323 The Channon (02) 6688 6433 Chillingham 0437 041 023 Lennox Head (02) 6672 2874 Coolangatta (07) 5533 8202 Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714

3rd Sat Mullumbimby (02) 6684 3370 3rd Sat Murwillumbah Cottage Markets 0417 759 777 3rd Sun Ballina (02) 6687 4328 3rd Sun Nimbin (02) 6689 0000 3rd Sun Pottsville (02) 6676 4555 3rd Sun Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714 3rd Sun Uki (02) 6679 5012 4th Sat Kingscliff 0406 724 323 4th Sun Bangalow (02) 6687 1911 4th Sun (in 5 Sun month) Coolangatta (07) 5533 8202 4th Sun Murwillumbah 0422 565 168 4th Sun Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714 5th Sun 5th Sun

Nimbin (02) 6689 0000 Tweed Heads (07) 5599 1714

WEEKLY FARMERS MARKETS Each Tue New Brighton (02)6684 5390 Each Wed 7-11am Mur’bah (02) 6684 7834 Each Thu 8-11am Byron Bay (02) 6687 1137 Each Sat 8-11am Bangalow (02) 6687 1137 8am-1pm Uki (02) 6679 5438 Each Sat

leader cleanly snapped at the jig head, so I tried again. Same result and they were doing me very quickly. In went another cast: third time lucky. As soon as he took the jig I pedalled out to the deeper water and took him with me. It was then that I realised it wasn’t a bream. It was going nuts pulling drag all around me. With a four pound leader you have to take it easy, especially with a big chopper which is what I had on. I’d left the net behind so decided to have some fun and wear him out; eventually he tired and I gently lifted the light leader, took the hook out and let this beautiful creature go. The taylor looked extremely fit and if you put a bit of time in to find the feeding schools you might get into them. Saturday I had Terranora Broadwater virtually to myself. It’s a special feeling to have the river to yourself; a lot of the

time I find I’m just taking in the serenity (sound familiar). Sunday was different. I was throwing lures at the Crab Cooker Boat near Seagulls and I’d noticed a light green boat doing the rounds between the oyster leases. I wasn’t getting many hits so I headed over for a chat to Dave and Greg. Dave’s boat is perfect for fishing the Tweed and it’s always good to have a chat with fellow fishos. The boys landed a flathead while we chatted. I asked Dave if he targets bream and he told me frankly he just cannot catch them on lures. I told him it took me a year to get my first; it’s not easy and that’s why I love it. I might add I got the first one trawling, which for a tournament angler is cheating. Once I caught that first one it seemed to come on for me, a little like getting your first jack on a lure, but hey, that took a few more years.

Last week I mentioned Ben from Bilambil Heights, the guy you rarely see fishing, but Saturday afternoon I was chatting with neighbours on Broadwater Esplanade when someone went flying by on a pushbike, dressed in camo, rods strapped to the bike, bag and gear hanging everywhere; I think I just spotted him (the phantom). One fisho who is even rarer to spot than the phantom is my neighbour Tania. She is amazing. Her yak is a bit smaller than mine but Tania throws it on her back and carries it down her driveway over the oysters then heads to her favourite spots, which by the way she refuses to tell me where they are. I watched Tania from a distance, pulling her yak over sandbanks and heading towards the main river. I think it’s called taking short cuts. She uses an Alvy reel with bait. Go girl!

Kingscliff Men 10th July 2011 President’s Singles I Smith d R Phipps; V Lewis d G Barrack; P Murphy d R Amour; J Quinn d G Hallett; K Banks d W Blackwood; J Julius d J Akers; K Liddington d T Hills. Quarter Finals Vic Lewis had a strong win over Ivan Smith and d Ken Banks d John Quinn. Kevin Liddington 25 d John Julius 24. Social Bowls Results: Tuesday 5th July Amcal Open Pairs: Winners: R Stephens, R Hayes. Runners Up: P Crompton, T Abraham. Plate winners: I & N Gleeson. Thursday 7th July: Winners: A Brown, A Reid, T Hills; R Worn, K Jordan, B Knox; B Harris, H Azzopardi, I Smith. Plate Winners: J Willis, K Taylor, J Berry. Saturday 9th July: Winners: H Moores, R Heales, J Berry; G Hallett, R Spence, T Green; A Brown, K Davey, J Donnelly. Plate Winners: J Davies, G Douglas, B Clarke. Kingscliff Mixed 1st round Mixed Pairs: Greg Barrack/Eileen Taylor d Barry Henry/Maisie Lincoln, Ross Julius/Sandra Akers d Frank and Aileen McNamara, Peter Murphy/Anne Wonka d and Barbara Mirls, Tony Wonka/June Scott d Col and Bev Lane. Pottsville Men Wednesday June 29th 2011 Winners: M. Delaney – D. Barden – W. Whitney Runnersup: J. Burden – F. Fielding. Wednesday July 6th 2011 Winners: G. Booth – K. Coyte Runners-up: J. Foote – J. Gouge – J. Buckley Consulation: T. Henderson – J. Houston – P. White. Saturday 9th July 2011 A.G.M. saw 41 Members attending, followed by Presidents Day, many District Clubs and Club Members supported President Darren Townsend to celebrate a very enjoyable day. Major Singles Championship Semi Final Winner: K McInnes Runner-up: G. Sawtell Score 31 – 20. Winner: K. Coyte Runner-up: S. Ryan Score 31 – 16 Minor Singles Championship Winner: P. White Runner-up: P. Field Score 31 – 16 Winner: B. Moore Runner-up: H. Milne Score 31 - 23 Winner: B. Jackson Runner-up: B. Cumming Score 31 – 14 Winner: J. Field Runner-up: S. Lofts Score 31 – 20 Winner R. Appleton Runner-up I. Sullivan Score 31 – 12 Winner: D. Dever Runner-up: J. Burden Score 31 – 26 Winner: R. Mackay Runner-up: J. Morris Score 31 – 19 Winner: A Meighan Runner-up: R. Bryant Score 31 - 29 . Tweed Heads Ladies Wednesday Pairs: S. Lusby, J. Lyon def. K. Figura, A. Ebsworth. N. Wise, J. Hoffman def. M. Bowler, B. Halsell. L.A. French, A. Plowright def. E. Simpson, M, Cooper. F. Martin, P, Dearlove def. H, Bosisto, M. Forrest. M. Purcell, M. Picking def. K. Henshaw, G. Evans. V. Cunningham, B. Bryant def. P. Clarke, H. Mason. Thursdays Ladies Fours - Friendship Day. A. Vermeulen, D. King, D. Stewart, G> Harrop def. N. Wisde, G. Evans, J. Hoffman, K. Henshaw. M. Jarick, J. Kerkow, S. Hanlon, V. Robinson def. R. Reiter, B. Macdonald, D. Kendall, H. Ramsay. D. Reynolds, P. Clark, A. Duckworth, S. GOldsmith def. R. Ash, M. Croghan, J. Reekie, I. Muldoon. K. Sieben, C. Thatcher, J. Gilroy, M. Purcell def. B. LeBoeuf, B. Betton, B. Carey, N. Bell. B, White, T. Congdon, N. Dowling, L. Robins def. A. Nash, J. Wood, H. Carter, S. Archer. R. Witt, B. Bradley, M. Crane, L. Hodsdon def. J. Patten, J. Smith, M. Smith, B. Cooper. M. Kelly, J. Green, M. Hubard, D.Woods def. M. Bowler, B. Halsall, R. Wallis, A. Plowright. J. Ryan, H. Bardsley, S. Hambleton, M. Picking def. M.A. Cumming, M. Renshaw, C. Graver, D. Fysh. K. Cusack, J. White, M. Baxter, P. Reedy def. B. Everson, N. Mathieson, M. Boyce, S. Taylor. E. Simpson, M. Cooper, N. Ward, J. Withington def, K. Raywood, C. Davis, K. Davis, B. Syden-

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• Hedge trimming • Rubbish removal 0421 699 872 • Pressure cleaning • BBQ cleaning • Pensioner discount


Your Professional Health Coach Tracey Lee Morley ND DBM 24 years Experienced Practitioner

0266 841219

1446 Coolamon Scenic Drive Mullumbimby

Poor Digestion? Tired? Lethargic? Bloated? Nauseous? Wind?

This may lead to serious long term health problems such as obesity, migraine and diabetes to name a few. Call Naturopath / Nutritionist / Herbalist Barry Donnelly

Ph: 02 6680 3025 Mob: 0429 801 320


Specialising in: Customer Service, Residential Homes, Interiors & Exteriors

Joel Watson 0404 202 415 Lic No. 211420C

BYRON WEDDING & PARTY HIRE ... 02 6685 5483 MULLUM HIRE Wedding and party 02 6684 3003

LANDSCAPING & EXCAVATION BASALT BUSHROCK Highgrade. Rock walls. Cheap prices ................................. Rolly 0408 860 543 BRENDON POWELL Bobcat, excavator, tipper & auger. All jobs..................................0404 988 222

• Domestic • Commercial • Driveways cleaned & sealed

AJ Itong Painting

0412 613 916

ROOFS! We also restore roofs

Lic NSW 129316C Lic Qld 1014447

FENCING & RETAINING WALLS BSA Licensed. Free quotes. Any area ......................0411 594 314

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

• Local • Country • interstate LOCAL • Sydney • GOLd COASt • BriSBAne • MeLBOurne

02 6684 2198


From Middle Pocket to Middle Earth – just give us a ring

• Freight services to Brisbane Mon & Wed • Carriers of fine art • Furniture removal • E-bay pick up & delivery

6687 6445 / 0409 917646


Professional Painting & Decorating Fully insured

0409 848 800

Kingscliff Podiatry Andy Jenkins BSc.


BEST MATES RATES GARDENING Lawn services & tree removal ........................ Liam 0422 580 871 GEOFFREY COLWILL Certified consultant, BAS agent.................................................02 6679 4231 DAN YATES GARDEN SERVICES Qualified horticulturist ...............0407 540 700 or 02 6679 1427


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

AUSSIE MOWERMAN TWEED HEADS................................... Kris 02 6674 3695 or 0439 612 061 CLEAN CUT lawns & maintenance. Rubbish removal. Free quotes........................Tim 0434 712 161


various implements available for limited access projects

Paul Taylor 0412 506 536

Electrical Contractor 02 6677 1943 / 0410 314 897

• Comprehensive management plans & property inspections • Spray-free cockroach treatments • Non-toxic termite control If you have found termites do not disturb them! Contact us for advice. 6672 4400 or after hours on 0414 769 018 •

Philip Toovey 0409 799 909 ph/fax 02 6684 3208

CURTIS ELECTRICAL 24 hour service. Lic 79065C .......................................................0427 402 399


ARACHNID PEST MANAGEMENT Environmentally friendly ......................................0409 497 706

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


2 Pauls


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ALL ROOF REPAIRS, CLEANING & PAINTING..........................................................0407 261 213 QUALITY JOB 18 years experience. NSW Lic 129316C, Qld Lic 1014447 . Adrian Itong 0412 613 916 ROOF PAINTING & REPAIRS Free quotes. Lic 1134084 .......................................Joe 0414 587 884



Honest, reliable, all work guaranteed. 6681 4163 / 0414 674 110 •

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ONLY $1450 Service includes: roof cleaned, repaired & painted

Call Peter NOW – 0447 075 615

Lic 210271C

RUBBISH REMOVAL OCEAN SHORES SKIPS Mini skip specialist.................................................................0412 161 564

Call Gary now for a free quote 0421 999 018 or 02 6676 0098


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. DEADLINE 12pm Wednesday for display ads and line ads. ACCOUNT ENQUIRIES phone 02 6684 1777


Lic 06105 NSW

Ph/Fx 02 6677 9443 Mob 0421 251 477


SUBCONTRACTORS interested in pricing: • Murwillumbah Office Building, 107-113 Wollumbin Street • Murwillumbah Community Centre at Knox Park The National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry may apply to this project Submit quotes to: LAHEY CONSTRUCTIONS E: or F: 02 6562 8463


Servicing this area for 11 years.

SOLAR SYSTEMS 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. P: 02 6679 7228 E:

Northern Solar Pty Ltd

Solar Power Systems & Electrical Quality solar power systems, after sales service and maintenance program Contact Darren or Jenny – phone 0427 661 421 or email Lic No. 230119C CEC No. A7271144

TILING CERAMIC TILER Lic 161050C. Robbie ..........................................................................0409 368 046

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

WEDDING SERVICES PERFECT WEDDINGS Diane Paludi. 432 179 TAILORED CEREMONIES BY WILL ALLAN................................ 07 5590 9757

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 July 14, 2011 The Tweed Shire Echo

HEALTH HOT STONE MASSAGE including free Iridology $50 with Kara Sth Gold Coast 0420517584


All scrap metal, white goods, farm machinery 4WD access • Local towing service


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



Double your exposure. Your ad will appear in over 44,000 newspapers weekly. Ask us about our great deals when you advertise in both THE TWEED SHIRE ECHO & THE BYRON SHIRE ECHO Phone 02 66722280 or 02 66841777


THE RUG SHOP BANGALOW 66872424 SUBSCRIBE TO THE ECHO If you want to be sure of your copy each week, or if you have a friend who’d like to have a subscription, why not send them one? $35 per quarter or $125 per year, post incl. Write to ‘The Echo’ 6 Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby 2482 including payment in advance.

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

Sexual Counselling




Carmine 6685 4015 - 0401 208 797



Powerful. Safe. Effective. Heal Body. Focus & quieten Mind. Reconnect to Spirit. For further info phone

07 5482 2048

Rejuve Laser Clinic

Alternative Bio-modulation Therapies Treatment 1 hour Deep Tissue Massage & (LILT) Laser Treatments – 50% off 1/2 price for first treatment & 1/2 price for concession holders Health fund rebates available TGA Gov. approval No. 117344/53782

0422 358 413

6 Yao Street, Kingscliff

Congratulations to the prizewinners! Peter Browne Jen Fitzgerald Sarah Everson Krystal Cox Beverly Kelso Liz Fairthorne Lynn Hassall Bryan Gregg Rev Stephen True-Arrow

Winners will be contacted by email or phone

TO LET CABARITA BEACH 3 br house, clean & tidy, freshly painted, SLUG, pergola, avail 8 Aug, $395pw. Phone 0417064187 BILAMBIL 4br, hse $420 great views, 2 bathrms o-door spa, huge deck, tool shed, DLUG, no fence, cats & sml dog OK slr hw crimsafe drs, avail 31/7. 0755909785

Excavator & tipper hire. 0427172684

MATURE quiet, non smoking person is looking for a 2-3br house on acreage. No pets/children. Phone Janet 0438430109



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

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

Awakening & Bliss




QUIT SMOKING IN 60 MINUTES How? Ask Ingrid phone 66803827

MIA CASA lush oasis, pool, spa, view. 2 min Mullum, 15 Byron. Luxe room or s/c cottage with woodstove. Ph 66844762



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


CABARITA BCH rm in mod home close shops pref fem worker. 0438339165

Alison Rahn qualified sex therapist 0432599812

Thanks to everyone who completed our recent readers’ survey Maria Bashford Tony Morris Kerry Stelling Nicola Warne Debbie Stacey Narelle Blessington Pamela Harris Sue Barber Don Norris

KA HUNA BODYWORK IN KINGSCLIFF Bring the joy of life to your body. 1st massage 1/2 price at $40. Ph Susan 0418726877


- HONEST & RELIABLE Best rates & service in the Shire. Phone Matt 0427172684


Clutter Overload?

Time to clear it out with a garage sale. Ph us on 66722280 to advertise here. BRUNS 22 Fingal St Sat 25th 8am. Beds, bar fridge, desk and more all must go.



$$$s for most. Phone 0418189324, 0438189323 JEEP CHEROKEE 95 4WD, auto, spacious, green slip, 11 mths rego, vgc, 310,000km, $3900 ono. Ph 0408689576

MUSICAL NOTES GUITAR AMP REPAIRS, all pro audio & custom modifications. Ph 07 55454831 JAZZ PIANO, DOUBLE BASS & DRUM TRIO FOR HIRE Well rehearsed & accomplished players. Phone 0412732465

LOST & FOUND LOST IN CUDGEN / Kingscliff area. Sun conure parrot with orange yellow head & body & green wings. Desperately loved pet, very friendly. Please ring if seen or found. Ring Claire 0457 750 075

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


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. 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

BARGAINS 04 Holden Crewman V6 Auto, 127km, full log book history. ZCZ656...............................$12,750 Automatic Daihatsu Applause A/C, P/S, white, ideal first car. BH39JK ..................$2,350 Holden VS Commodore Wagon Auto, A/C, P/S, good condition. TSN280 ..................$2,450 Mitsubishi Triton Tray Back 5 speed, as traded. ANB7TC. .....................................$1,750 2002 Holden Commodore Auto, A/C, P/S, 114071km, nice car. YAZ454....................$7,450

50 CARS UNDER $10,000


Ballina Car Centre

6686 5586

DLN 19950

CARAVANS MOBILE HOME (permanent) 2br, air-con, large kitchen, lounge, ensuite, part-furn, Bruns Heads, $98,000 ono. 66851870

PROPERTY FOR SALE EXQUISITE ocean & hinterland views 3br, 2 bathrm, DLUG, 2 living areas, Torrens title, low maintenance block on upside ridge of Pacific Vista Dr. Approx 5% rental return. Must sell before or at auction 12 noon 23 July Byron Bay RSL Club. Phone 0410599230,

FACE-TO-FACE FUNDRAISERS As a face-to-face fundraiser, you will be talking to people on the street, at community markets and at events about the work of Rainforest Rescue and offering them the opportunity of donating on a monthly basis. Experience with face-to-face fundraising or direct sales is essential. Part time and casual positions are available. Email for a position description and also to apply with your cover letter and resume.


South Tweed Phone 0407 911 538



Byron Bay 02 6685 5222 Mullumbimby 02 6684 1777

Tweed 02 6672 2280

More needs to be done for housing affordability Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) Acting President, Ms Pamela Bennett, said despite the welcome news of a rate hold by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), more needs to be done for housing affordability in Australia. Despite the June quarter REIA Deposit Power Housing Affordability Report showing a small improvement in housing affordability in Australia, the REIA’s indicator is still a concern for home owners and potential home buyers.

‘The proportion of income required to meet loan repayments is at 25.1 per cent which means that the average Australian household is spending about $370 on weekly loan repayments, an additional $150 per month on top of what they were spending two years ago,’ said Ms Bennett. ‘The respite the RBA has provided to home buyers as well as existing owners is welcome news but we need to see it continue for the foreseeable future. ‘REIA will continue to call on all

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Vacant Land At Burringbar


Burringbar Real Estate Centre Pty Ltd, 1294m² in central Burringbar 02 6677 1699, 0402 031 680. Sloping not steep ✔ Elevated north-east aspect ✔ Gravel driveway access ✔ October/November to settle ✔ Burringbar village soon to be sewered ✔ ✔

PETS ADOPT A CAT from Animal Welfare League NSW. Phone 66844070

Peppers Coorabell Retreat requires the services of a Sous Chef. Minimum 3 years experience in Fine Dining and all aspects of kitchen management. Please send CV to or fax 02 6684 8137

Do you consider yourself an ‘Artist’? will be opening a brand new store in Kennedy Drive Tweed Heads. We will be looking for people who • Have a great personality • Enjoy working with food • Enjoy new challenges • Enjoy being part of a team • Are very reliable If you feel that you are the person to join a world leader in food and service, please email your resume to

GOING AWAY? Who is looking after your pets? Kingscliff Petsitting 0419358794 or FREE LABRADOODLE PUPPIES on breeders terms. Ph 66195227

, a 20 month old, MINDY domestic short haired, desexed female cat is in

foster care with Friends of the Pound. She a friendly, good looking girl who gets on well with other cats, loves to play outside and enjoys a cuddle with her family. If you can give Mindy a secure, loving home, please contact Sonia at our information booth on 07 5524 8590. Visit to view other animals looking for permanent homes. PLEASE DESEX YOUR ANIMALS – If you need financial assistance with cat desexing phone 0487 179 244 for an appointment during our National Desexing Month program in July (conditions apply). 07 5524 8590

Manager – Human Resources Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc. is a progressive, community focused not for profit organisation based in Murwillumbah providing a comprehensive range of quality respite, skills development and support services to clients with disabilities, clients with dementia and their carers. Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for a broad range of HR services, including recruitment and retention, performance management, training and development, OH&S, and ER/IR. Supported by an Assistant HR Manager, the HR Manager will work closely with the Senior Management team and Team Leaders to ensure that HR supports the organisation as it delivers programs and achieves objectives. You will be an energetic, tertiary qualified professional with a strong operational background of at least 5 years in a similar role combined with the ability to be strategic and implement new initiatives in order to provide a contemporary HR function. Your vision, optimism, consultative approach, superior communication skills and commitment to the organisation’s values will ensure your success in this role. Award conditions apply. Please make your application in writing, including your CV, to the CEO, Rebecca Mussett, on by 26th July 2011.

Dual occupancy with pool and strata approval. Three bedroom house with one bedroom duplex. Walk to shops, tavern, estuary and beach. Perfect for home office, business, child care etc. Backs onto reserve for excellent privacy. Sell as one or separate. Offers from $255,000 and $455,000, neg for both. ID # 21677 Offers from $455,000 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

COLLIE X KELPIE 11 months old, needs new loving home. Ph 0403412915 or 66854527


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

02 6674 5020


0419 962 958

Found! Mojo Mojo found under couch cushions at my house. Has swagger, confidence and self reliance. If anybody is missing such a thing please

Noticeboard Probus club

The Probus Club of Hastings Point Tweed Coast meets next Tuesday (July 19) at 10.00am at The Point, Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. Guest speaker this month is Tom Van Bakel. New members welcome. Enquiries Jill 02 6676 4534.

Business and spirituality Small and home-based business people are invited to attend the the next Babareki Business networking event to hear how spirituality affects your business. Speaker, Geoffrey Colwill has spent 12 years at Findhorn, a spiritual community and eco-village, as finance director, and has worked for a wide range of commercial and non-profit organisations. He will be speaking about spirit and money at the Uki Café, Kyogle Road on July 21 from 8.30am to 11am and July 22 at Studio 44 Artspace, 44 Fingal Rd, Fingal from 10am to 1pm. Cost: $15 members / $20 non members. To register email or phone Natascha 02 66797316.

NORTEC volunteering NORTEC Volunteering’s Five Most Wanted Volunteer Positions this week: Tweed Heads: shop assistant; Murwillumbah: cleaner/ gardener; Murwillumbah/Tweed: street outreach worker; Kingscliff: district leader: Tweed Heads South: classroom tutor. Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience and make friends in your community – call 02 6672 8288 for more information.

Murwillumbah ratepayers Murwillumbah Ratepayers and Residents Association will hold its Annual General Meeting next Monday (July 18) from 7.30pm at

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Maryborough Queensland has an abundance of attractions, is only 20 minutes from Hervey Bay and is a thriving city. This Colonial farmhouse cottage is perfect for the new home buyer or investor. It features 3 bedrooms plus a sunroom/study, lounge with leadlight windows, renovated kitchen and bathroom, front verandah, outdoor living area with BBQ, and a single carport on a fully fenced 615m2 block. A neat and character filled home. Find out more at property ID 107195696 or call 0409 974 877. the Autumn Club, Tumbulgum Road (next to the library). All welcome. For more info contact Robyn Lemaire at rlemaire@une. or post to PO Box 851 Murwillumbah, 2484.

Computer skills Computer Association Tweed Seniors (C.A.T.S.) will meet on July 21 (the third Wednesday of each month) at 10.30am at Seagulls Club. Get computer advice and learn computer skills at your own pace in a friendly social environment. All welcome. For more details call Noelene on 5599 8939 (Business hours).

Riding volunteers Riding for the Disabled Tweed Valley Centre needs regular helpers on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings during school terms. Horse skills are not essential and training is provided. Call Sylvia 0419 437 217.

Mental Illness Carers and families of persons suffering mental illness are invited to join the Tweed Valley Mental Health Carers Network, a peer support group of volunteers. Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 10am at the Tweed Heads Library, Civic Centre, Brett Street. The next meetings are on July 18 and August 1. Swap experiences about mental health caring with those who understand and find out about services and where to get information. Enquiries 07 5598 6372.

Bundy bus trip Murwillumbah and District Garden Club invites those interested to join their bus trip to Bundaberg from July 21 to 24. Departure from Sunnyside Bus Bay at 7am, travelling to Bundaberg for a three-night stay at the Bundaberg Sugar Country Motor Inn. Outings

will include a beach tour on the LARC, Christmas in July dinner, garden tours and a stop at the Ginger Factory on the way home. Cost is $580. Bookings and payment should be made by this Thursday (July 14) between 9am and 11am at Beverley’s, Main Street, Murwillumbah.

Seniors concert A free concert will be held on July 25 at 1pm at the Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Gerrard Street, Coolangatta. This month’s concert will feature the Dixie Jazz Band. This multi-talented group will enthral you as they play many of the traditional jazz songs that you know and love. Tea and coffee is available, BYO lunch/snacks. For enquiries and bookings call 07 5536 4050. Please come early as this helps with the seating arrangements.

Auxiliary AGM The Tweed Hospital Auxiliary’s AGM will be held at 12 noon on August 1 in the Tweed Heads Civic Centre av at 2pm. Anyone who is interested in the work of the auxiliary is invited to attend. The guest speaker will be Brian Sheahan from the State Emergency Service. At the conclusion of the meeting afternoon tea will be served. Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary please contact Merle Graham on 5536 1441.

Garden comp A reminder that entries in Murwillumbah and District Garden Club’s annual garden competition are now being accepted. Entry forms are available from JH Williams, Budds, Murwillumbah Services Club, Earth & Colour Nursery, Kingscliff Bowls Club or phone Margaret on 02 66723782. Judging will take place August 2930, with a presentation night held on September 5.

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No fees Best rates Exotic currency on hand Special rates for Seniors 9am-5pm Mon-Fri 07 5536 8217 Beachcomber Arcade, 122 Griffith Street, Coolangatta

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The board of the Twin Towns Services Club must surely be toasting the completion of the $8 million make-over of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour, which happily includes construction of a public car park right next door to their premises. The cotton reels, as the pokie palace has been dubbed by locals, has always been desperate for more car parking spaces and the new arrangements must seem like manna from heaven. Before the council was sacked in disgrace six years ago it agreed to lease part of the foreshore to the club for a nominal amount to provide extra parking. The arrangements, which raised eyebrows for a few reasons, including the dual role of the council’s former GM who also served as a board member, are no longer in place following completion of the new parking lot.

Mystery surrounds the purpose of several sets of shiny stainless steel rings which now grace the Jack Evans Boat Harbour foreshore. Part of the $8 million rejuvenation, the tubular structures can quickly be transformed into emergency sleeping quarters for the numerous homeless folk who frequent the parkland. Echo staff tested out the rings to see if they would help keep you warm on a chilly July morning and they passed with flying colours. A little too big to be bike racks and too small for children to climb, their appearance has ■ ■ ■ ■ Backburner beat. Perhaps our readers can shed some light as to the true purpose of these highly Hacks inhabiting the Dirty polished rings of steel. Feel free to send in any suggestions.

Digger’s Australian offshoot appear untrammelled by revelations of widespread unethical practices in the UK, as they continue to unashamedly champion climate change denial with a barrage of one-sided articles and vicious attacks on the PM’s carbon tax. The Echo would like to reassure readers that no phones were hacked, police bribed or politicians intimidated during the compiling of any of our stories.   ■ ■ ■ ■

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The Model Code of Conduct for local councils is currently under review. Good thing too, Backburner reckons, remembering some of the complaints under the code made by councillors, council staff and the public. It hasn’t stopped councillors ganging up and bullying each other either, with some arguing it has facilitated it. If you’d like to send a submission to the review, be quick: it closes tomorrow (July 15). The discussion papers can be found by googling Review of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW. The email

address for submissions is dlg@ The project officer, John Davies, can be contacted on 02 4428 4139.

orchestrated campaign to discredit the association, which has been a vocal opponent of the proposed development.

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Tweed Shire Council has apologised to Cabarita residents over misleading information contained in a press release circulated by the NSW Land and Propery Management Authority (LPMA) in defence of controversial plans for a caravan park in the village. The Cabarita Beach/Bogangar Residents Association received a written apology from council general manager Mike Rayner on behalf of Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Reserve Trust (TCHPRT) executive manager Richard Adams after he incorrectly stated that the site of the proposed holiday park is not opposite the school, but 130m south. The letter clarifies that the actual site distance is 41m and says the comments were an honest mistake and were not intended with any malice. However, residents claimed the press release was part of an

Meanwhile, Cabarita residents are now waiting to see if submissions on the proposed caravan park and residential estate will be made public. The LPMA and TCHPRT met last week to discuss a report on submissions on the proposal which is contained in the Cabarita South Precinct plan. The association is calling on the report and all submissions to be released, although they are probably not holding their breath for council transparency after being threatened with legal action after publishing plans for the proposed caravan park – plans which council denied existed. ■ ■ ■ ■

While ruminating on the savings to be made from amalgamating councils, former Tweed mayor Warren Polglase told the local daily that the 7,000 residents of Ocean Shores, currently in the north of Byron Shire,

‘would fit very nicely into the Tweed’ and recalled that when he was mayor (before the state government sacked his council) ‘they came to see us looking to be part of Tweed Shire. Ocean Shores… is a vibrant coastal area. It’s got great potential with tourism.’ A journo at our sister paper the Byron Shire Echo was very amused when Backburner asked him about Wazza’s story. It seems that the ‘they’ who came to see the Tweed mayor in hope of redrawing the shire boundaries were a handful of blowhards with no support from the community of Ocean Shores. ■ ■ ■ ■

Mind you, amalgamation is not a bad idea per se. If councils were larger and better resourced, the argument for abolishing the state government would be that much stronger. Imagine uniform laws across the country, no state borders, no state taxes, no state stuffups… no state of origin matches. Unlikely to get Queenslanders to vote for that.




(Kingscliff Community Hall) Tuesday 19th July 9.00am-10.00am


(Pottsville Community Hall) Tuesday 19th July 6.00pm-7.00pm



(Red Cross Hall, Knox Park) Wednesday 20th July 10.00am-11.00am

Banora Point

(The Uniting Church, 2 Darlington Drive) Wednesday 20th July 6.00pm-7.00am

For Banora Point classes ph Celia 07 5590 7619


6676 0291 / 0418 495 094

‘Tweed Valley Tai Chi’

Top end Jonson Street, Byron Bay

6685 6976

member of The Tai Chi Association of Australia. 24 July 14, 2011 The Tweed Shire Echo


Tweed Echo – Issue 3.44 – 14/07/2011  

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

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