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LAKE AInswoRtH LAnD sALE to Go AHEAD At the March Council meeting, Ballina Shire Mayor Phil Silver used his casting vote to defeat a recision motion which had been put forward by Councillor Jeff Johnson to delay the sale of two blocks of land adjacent to the Lennox Head Caravan Park. Much to the disappointment of many Lennox Head residents, the Residents Association, and the Chamber of Commerce, the sale to the New South Wales government will now go ahead.

Many locals may have assumed that these blocks are a part of the caravan park, but they are the property of Ballina Shire Council. The NSW-State Government-run caravan park does use the land, free of charge, during peak times. (In other words it charges people to stay on land that is not part of the park, and for which it pays nothing.) Continued on page 15

PUbLIc mEEtInG AttRActs ovER 300 PEoPLE On Saturday 10th March a public meeting was held at the Lennox Head Community Centre to explain the Cumbulum Planning Proposals currently on public exhibition. It was standing room only at the community centre with over 300 people attending. Steve Barnier, one of Ballina Council’s strategic planners addressed the meeting and gave a run down on the size and scope of the planning proposals.

Cumbulum A proposes to rezone rural and agricultural land in the hinterland behind lennox to allow a residential subdivision for approximately 2500 people. Cumbulum B, is much larger and is situated on the southern side of Ross Lane and will cater for over 6000 people if the rezoning is approved by Council. Many people raised concerns about the social impacts on Lennox Head.

Above: Fred Goodman, President of the Lennox Head Residents’ Association, with B Ward Councillor Jeff Johnson at the site to be sold.

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REsIDEnts AssocIAtIon by Margaret Richardson

A motion was passed by Council to sell 2 blocks of land on the corner of Pacific Parade and Ross St.for the ridiculously cheap price of $1.3 million. This is one of the few areas of public space left in Lennox and we believe it should be available for public recreational use as it is near the lake and surfing beach. Since a recission motion has been lodged, which we endorse as we are unanimously opposed to the sale of this land, we would encourage residents to join with us in lobbying against this sale. With help from MLC Catherine Cusack in changing the Library Act the take-over of the Regional Libraries by Lismore Council has been withdrawn. Now there needs to be collaboration between Councils to find a suitable service so we will wait to see what happens as we are quite happy with the way our library operates under our own Council’s supervision. The Fire Station’s new home site is still not resolved. The preferred site on the Byron Bay Road south of Ross Lane has been objected to by the Jali Land Council and until a meeting can be arranged with them no construction can begin. This is disappointing and means that our “firies” have been existing in third world conditions for nearly 2 years and surely volunteers who could save your home and life deserve better than this.

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The latest on the Kings Court Reserve is that ideas presented at a recent meeting of the committee and Council on site has resolved to reduce the bulk of the water tower which also results in less expense. Council are revising the plans which will go back to the committee before construction commences. The well-attended Community meeting about the Cumbalum Structure Plan was most informative. The remainder of Precinct A which is an extension of Ballina Heights will be developed first and will have very little effect on Lennox Head. Precinct B will take decades to come to full fruition - if you look at the fact that Pacific Pines was approved in 1989 (23 years ago) and is still not completed it is very doubtful that this area will be fully populated by the predicted 2031. We seriously need to be agitating for Pacific Pines and the Henderson and Barrett land to be developed along with the roading infrastructure associated with it. We are seriously in need of these roads and retirement facilities which were to be in the next stage of Pacific Pines. Lennox Head needs affordable land as has been shown by the fact that because of lack of sales the Coastal Grove Estate (Survey Street) Land has been quite drastically reduced. Most young families cannot afford the debt associated with living in Lennox Head which is quite sad.

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Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk will take place on May 20th 2012. The Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk is a 37 km coastal walk from Ballina to Byron Bay to raise money for and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. The event is open to teams of four or individuals who can choose to walk from Ballina to Lennox Head (12km) or from Ballina to Broken Head (25km) or from Ballina all the way to Byron Bay (37km). Overview You are invited to register for the Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk, regardless of fitness level, age or

performed in the Headliners unique and vibrant style. You will also get to cheer them through their competition package. ‘CAPITAL ACT’ at the Ballina RSL Club, Sunday April 15. Doors open at 2.45 – for a: 3.30PM start TICKETS: $12.50 (Children under 16yrs FREE). Book now at www.ballinarsl.com.au or phone the Box office on 66 86 2544.

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Lennox Head (Day) VIEW Club meets at the Lennox Head Sports and Recreation Club on the first Monday of each month, enjoying luncheon and hearing from an informative guest speaker. Our circle of friendship emblem is representative of a circle of women, supporting each other and building their community in a sharing and giving way. As members of VIEW (Voice, Interests & Education of Women) we have the opportunity to advocate for some of the issues of importance to women, their families and communities across the country. VIEW currently has 360 clubs across Australia. As part of the Smith Family, VIEW Clubs fundraise for their Learning for Life programme which supports disadvantaged students, and we are currently sponsoring a student through his high school years. Members also donate items for pamper packs which are distributed to a local Women’s Refuge as well as knitting beanies and scarves for homeless people in the community. In addition to our meeting, an informal ‘Coffee & Chat’ morning tea is held monthly on the shores of Lake Ainsworth and a calendar of social outings allows members to deepen their friendships and have fun together. All ladies are welcome to join our friendly Club and we are currently seeking expressions of interest from younger women who may like to be part of an evening VIEW club in Lennox Head. Our President Judy would love to hear from you. Her contact number is 6687 7681.

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community notices SCOUT NEWS 1st Lennox Head Scouts were faced with a real dilemma recently but they called upon their knowledge and skills as Scouts and were able to overcome the problem. When they entered their hall for a regular Troop night they found that someone had inadvertently placed two packets of Tim Tams on either side of the hall up near the ceiling! Now although Tim Tams are not regular Scout camp food, the Scouts are no different to the rest of us when it comes to Tim Tams – they love ‘em!!!! With just a few ropes and some lengths of timber they set about building ladders so as to reach their treats. After a bit of hard work they managed to rescue the Tim Tams and the chocolate and biscuit crumbs on their smiling faces was enough to tell their Leaders that they had enjoyed the challenge. Knowing their knots certainly came in handy

on the night!! Apart from rescuing stray Tim Tams the Scout have also had a great evening, building rafts at Lake Ainsworth and doing some community service for Clean Up Australia – they cleaned the tables and benches in the children’s park area. If you think that your daughter or son would like to join in the fun of Scouting – contact Jenny on 66 872 047.

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Lennox Art Space and Studio is holding an exhibition of new art artworks by Mark Waller, Melissa Wright, Craig Gent-Diver and Lesley Ryan. This is the first combined exhibition of the gallery artists. Opening night will be Thursday 5th April at 6.00pm and the exhibition runs until 27st April 2102. Proceeds from opening night entry fee of $10.00 will be donated to the NSW Cancer Council. Opening night entry fee is for a drink, nibbles and ticket in the lucky door prize. ALL ARTWORKS WILL BE FOR SALE and will be offered at discounted prices on opening night only. In conjunction with this exhibition we will be holding the LENNOX ART TRAIL. This art trail will run over the April School holidays. The Art Trail will involve the majority of the businesses in Lennox Head. Visitors to the gallery will be given a map of the trail and encouraged to view the works of art in each of the businesses. This project is being supported by the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce. Part of the commission from sales form the Art Trail is going to the NSW Cancer Council.

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LIons cLUb To give you an update on the progress of our Youth of the Year Amanda Brooker, I can tell you that she acquitted herself very well at the Zone final in Mullumbimby to the extent that she made it through to the regional final in Tweed Heads. Amanda once again did really well but came up against some very tough competition. She did not make it to the district finals but she can hold her head high for a great job, well done. We at Lennox Lions are very proud of her achievement. On Monday February 27, we held our “get together” meeting with our very supportive local community groups. Once again, we were delighted with the rollup and look forward to working closely with them in the coming year. As a result of our discussions, a roster was formulated and is listed below. Each club will be contacted prior to the rostered day and times will be mutually decided. If any of these

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CHARITY GOLF DAY The Rotary Club of Ballina conducted a very successful Charity Golf Day on Sunday, 11 March, 2012 to raise funds for the Lennox Head and Newrybar Rural Fire Service units and the Ballina Fire and Rescue brigade. 136 golfers teed off in sunny conditions at the Ballina Golf and Sports Club. The team of Jane Gibson, Tiffany Lane, John Gibson and Brian Janson won the Ambrose event, with prizes going to the first 21 four-person teams. In addition, 10 individual golfing prizes were presented. Two raffles with over 40 prizes worth more than $2100 were conducted. All the prizes were donated by more than 70 event sponsors from businesses in Lennox Head, Newrybar and Ballina. The event raised more than $7100,

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A combined choir, including members of St Andrew’s Choir Lismore, and Spiritsong, will be performing a meditation in words and song, under the expert direction of Warren Whitney. The meditation will express the range of emotions associated with the sorrows and despair of the crucifixion and the hope of the resurrection. Selections to be performed come from: Chorales by JS Bach, who composed cantatas for each Sunday of the church year, excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, a huge oratorio composed in under a month. Lacrimosa and Amen from Mozart’s unfinished masterpiece, Requiem; as well as his Ave Verum. More contemporary works including Stainer’s God so loved the world, and pieces from Gabriel Faure, John Rutter and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, will also be on the programme. Music will be interspersed with short contemplative readings. Palm Sunday, 1 April, 2012 at 2.00pm in St Mary’s Anglican Church, Ballina, and Good Friday, 6 April at 5.30 pm in St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Lismore. Free admission, there will be a retiring offering.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Ross Lane, Speedway For the last nine years, Sanctuary Village in Rosss Lane, Lennox Head, has been trying to have the speed limit dropped from 100kph to 80kph. There is absolutely no reason for this road to be 100kph. The RTA’s and Ballina Council’s excuse has been that there are not enough entrances and exits to warrant this. There are a number of concealed exits onto this road as well as roads. We have over 90 vehicles in this village let alone service vehicles which are coming and going all day. To leave the village can be a nightmare. Traffic travelling from both directions in excess of 100kph we have nowhere to go and constantly get abused and given the finger. Traffic

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community notices LAnD sALE to Go AHEAD continued from front page Council will have very little control over what happens to it. In the same week, at the local B Ward meeting, attendees unanimously voted to support Jeff Johnson’s recision motion to defer any decision on the sale until the Lake Ainsworth precinct management plan has been reviewed. Mr Johnson says he is very concerned about the sale. ‘With the population predicted to double in the next 20 years, we are going to need to maintain control of these strategic land holdings for the use and benefit of future generations,’ he said. ‘Council has made several bad development decisions over the last few years, and while they consider themselves to be property developers, this is just a grab for easy money,’ he said.

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To coincide with World Environment Day (an annual event held to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues) the 10th Lennox Head Community Tree-Planting day will be hosted by GeoLINK and Ballina Shire Council,

with assistance from local community groups, on Friday, 1 June 2012 (from 9 am to 12 pm). This annual contribution to the restoration of the beautiful Lennox headland continues to reinvigorate the area by planting native seedlings of littoral rainforest species. In doing so, Ballina Shire Council, GeoLINK and the wider Lennox community are creating a lasting natural legacy for generations to come as the rainforest is gradually reinstated to how it existed in, and prior to, the 19th century. This 10th anniversary of the Community Tree-Planting day is a great time to consider sponsoring a tree - this provides a unique way to contribute, especially for those individuals and businesses who cannot attend on the day. As always, the whole community is warmly encouraged to come along to the top of the headland on the day, even for a short time, to help to plant some trees. GeoLINK also invites local groups and organisations to be a part of the day by organising a component of the day or an associated activity. The team at GeoLINK is once again inviting the Lennox business community to help support this initiative. For more information, please contact Catherine Cheyne at GeoLINK on 6687 7666 or email ccheyne@geolink.net.au.

wAnt to bUY A Loo? It’s a brilliant scheme, designed to ensure that the necessary upgrades to the kitchen and amenities at the Lennox Head Surf Club get done. It goes like this: we are asking local businesses to purchase a toilet that will be built as a part of the refurbishment. In return for their toilet sponsorship, the buyers will have their business sign placed on the outside of the surf club, publicly acknowledging their contribution for years to come. Each toilet costs only $1000 and once six are sold, there will be enough money in the kitty to begin the works. Already Ball State University Architecture Students have contributed their services by sketching plans for possible improvements. For those not quite able to buy a whole toilet, smaller contributions can be made to the surf club for the kitchen upgrades. For more information about the project contact The Lennox Wave on 0414 925 811.

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community notices tRAvELLInG fREncH fILm fEstIvAL 2012 Ballina Fair Cinemas and the local Alliance Française will be showing five fantastic late release French movies (all with English subtitles) in the French Travelling Film Festival in May this year. On Friday 4th May at 7 p.m. the Festival opens with a recent French box-office hit – the zany comedy Nothing to Declare, rated M, starring Benoît Poelvoorde and Dany Boon. The film hilariously interweaves conflict, satire, a love theme and desperately dodgy dealings at the local café. Other movies featured this year on May 5 and 6 are War of the Buttons PG, Towards Zero (an Agatha Christie adaptation), Love like Poison, a drama, and Hands Up, another comedy and winner of the European Silver Ribbon 2011.

Sydney to study fashion. It was there Angie met Phillip on a night out in Bondi ... and according to Angie it was love at first sight. Phil proposed to Angie whilst on a family holiday in Bali in 2010 with an engagement ring he designed himself. They were married at the Green Cathedral, Pacific Palms by the lake and amongst the palm tree rainforest on 26 November, 2011. Angie and Phil travelled to Hawaii for two weeks for their honeymoon before starting their life as Mr and Mrs Geurs in Bondi.

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Above: Lisa & Tony from Seven Mile Restaurant celebrating 2 years in the business with (below left) Victoria Cosford and Sarah Swan (below right) Helen & Digby. Photos by: Shane Moore (Ball State Uni Student)

The Future Housing Taskforce founder Kevin Doodney has been working with over 16 Councils to develop innovative and affordable approaches to housing that suit changing buyer needs including work at home and single households. Kevin will explain how varying income levels can access home ownership and the types of homes to suit their budgets. Kevin Doodney has received 180 industry awards, including for the design and construction of the Smarter Smaller Home as profiled on A Current Affair. 7:00pm Thursday May 3rd, Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Entry $5 donation to Mullumbimby Youth Cottage. MC (the divine) Mandy Nolan. Food and coffee from CafĂŠ Xpress. Kids free and welcome! For more information please call 6687 1492 Proudly sponsored by:

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lifestyle ORGANIC ART WITH HEART Marci Lutken takes an alchemical approach to her art, sourcing materials and ispiration from the natural world. She feels so connected with nature, that she prefers to use plants, minerals and organic compounds, combined with a dry pigment to create her paintings. Saps, resins and gum from trees, sometimes combine with leaves and other parts of trees in Marci’s work and this sourcing from nature, while not immediately obvious to the viewer, Marci says is crucial to her work. ‘There is something deeper going on that what you might see,’ she says. ‘And I guess when you know what’s gone into the work, it makes a difference.’ ‘I want it to be more than a visual experience, because for me it permeates to the deepest layer of my being,’ she says. ‘That’s why I do a lot of meditation, to get in touch with what I want to do next.’ ‘I am influenced by the olar system, the moon, plants and the natural cycles of the natural world. In that way I approach my work in the same way as a biodynamic farmer might,’ she says. see more at www.marcilutken-rudd.com.au

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RISING STAR Watch out for this young star as she tackles Year 11 and continues to involve herself in just about every part of school and community life. Here is a snapshot of what 16 year old Angalee NarayanGray has been up to so far: She competed at regional and state level in athletics events including 800metre hurdles, 800m run, and cross country and attended the State Athletics Championships at Homebush. She received the Lions Youth of the Year Award and is actively involved in the Young Leos Club at Southern Cross School, where she also received the Principals Award last year. She is House Vice-Captain, and has receved several faculty awards, plus the Student Volunteering Gold award. Angalee is also a member of the Airforce Cadets who meet in Lismore every Friday. As a result of her involvement she has already flown a glider. To top it all off she has been invited to attend the 2012 Global Young Leaders Conference in Shanghai in July this year. We wish her all the best.

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boDYtALK ‘Woe is me, I’m getting older, my back aches after a long day, my shoulder and neck hurt sometimes and, I get headaches. It’s my lifestyle, or my work! I do the same thing everyday!’ This is such a common thought, or conversation. Imagine, if you will that the human body is an intricate, welloiled machine. As it was designed and, working at optimal level, we are an incredibly versatile being. Admittedly, most of us are nowhere near as physical as we were 50 to 100 years ago! Kids these days sit in front of game boys, computers or TV’s instead of playing in the park or street. We’re busy and we’re happy that they’re happy! It’s all changing. We have to understand the change and adapt as a species. We have to compensate for how our lifestyle is changing us. Now, before I get into this complex twist of human evolution, I will say, “age, work and lifestyle are no excuse to live in pain”. We have to begin to understand that we need to treat our bodies as a temple. We need to counteract one-sided work, we need to get up from our computer chairs regularly and move around, if we do something physical

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A good Osteopath will assess you, you’ll get a great massage, a manipulation, and advice on how to move forward from they’re, happy and pain free. An Osteopath is the only type of practitioner who will work this way on the balance of your muscular system and your skeletal integrity. Look after your body better than you look after your car, if you need a tune up or wheel alignment, go and see your local Osteopath. Michael Petrie, Osteopath

bREAst cAncER sUPPoRt The Ballina Breast Cancer Support Group is providing the opportunity for women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer to attend free gentle yoga and relaxation sessions in Ballina. A fully trained and experienced yoga teacher, recently finished treatment for breast cancer herself, will run the sessions. A time or date has not yet been set, so if you are interested please let me know so we can settle on times that are convenient to most women. e-mail me robynest@hotmail.com or phone 0413027446 for more details, or to register. Robyn Sparks facilitator of Ballina Breast Cancer Support Drop in Centre and Support Group.

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that we’re not used to, we need to build up to it. I mean, you don’t buy a racehorse from the magic millions, leave it in the paddock for a month then enter it in a race! In essence, we need to train your body and service our body! If something’s too heavy, don’t rush in and lift it. Either get help or think for a minute on how to move the object without hurting yourself. What we need to understand is that when we rupture or strain muscles, they in turn can pull vertebrae out of line slightly, resulting in pressure on a nerve. (sometimes referred to as “slipped disc”!). Apart from the pain from this we also can affect the function of the nerve. It may mean your arm or hand doesn’t work efficiently, you could be walking lop sided, have foot pain (there are thousands of symptoms). The other fact to consider is that the nerves control the messages or directions to the organs in our body, so a pinched nerve can cause systemic dysfunction. It is therefore vital to good health that we do our best to ensure that our bodies are working physically well enough to ensure a good balance in our muscle system, the best back we can have and a clear pathway for our nerves to do their job effectively.

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environment business LocAL wILDLIfE nEED YoUR HELP Do you want to save your local native wildlife? Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers is in need of volunteers to rescue and rehabilitate native animals in your area. This organisation has been around since 1992 and is one of the largest independent wildlife rescue groups in the state. NRWC is licensed to rescue and care for native animals from Ocean Shores to New Italy and as far west as Tabulam and to Byron Bay in the east. An introductory workshop, for people 18 years of age and over, into the rescue and first 24 hours of care of our wildlife is being held on Sunday, April 29. The course runs from 9am in the Lismore area and costs $35.00 which includes NRWC membership until July 2013. If you would like to make a difference to your local wildlife please call Northern Rivers Wildlife Carersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 24 hour hotline 6628 1866 for more details or send an email to training@wildlifecarers.com. Please report injured and orphaned native animals by calling the NRWC 24 hour hotline 6628 1866.

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It takes a pretty tough tree or shrub to survive the rigors of life on the dunes. One such tree is the Beach Alectron or Alectron coriaceus. A good example of these trees can be readily spotted right now just north of the Blackboard CafĂŠ on the eastern side of Pacific Parade. It is situated at the northern end of the littoral rainforest remnant. The Beach Alectron is sometimes called the Beach Birds Eye because of the shiny black seeds which are surrounded by a bright red aril. March and April are the months when the fruit ripens and the tree can be readily identified. The specimen on Pacific Parade is always a prolific seed producer and has not let us down this year. This particular tree is also a good example of the way the coastal trees adjust to the regular salt laden winds. Their range extends from Port Stephens up the coast to around Maryborough and they can be found on the hind dunes or back further into the adjacent

littoral rainforest. Quite a few large examples can be found in the Boulder Beach area. Our year has started well with some big turn outs to the mid-week working bees. The monthly Sunday event, which has been created to cater for those committed during the week, could use some more help though. If you would like more information, call Malcolm on 6687 5602 or Barbara on 6687 5609 or just turn up at the start of one of the working bees. Apart from the sites below we also have teams working on the Headland and at Skennars Head. Landcare dates for April. (Times are 8.30 am to 10.30 am) Wed 4th Seven Mile Beach East Side of Lake Wed 11th Boulder Beach Coast Road car park Wed 18th Ross Lane Reserve Coopers Close Wed 25th Boulder Beach Coast Road car park Sun 29th Boulder Beach Coast Road car park

APRIL MOVIE LINE-UP INCLUDES :Easter Trading as we will be open every day over the Easter Weekend but check in-store for opening hours.

MOVING HOUSE OR TAKING A TRIP? NOw yOU cAN RENT A cAR OR TRUcK IN LENNOx HEAd International car rental company Europcar has opened an agency at the caltex Service Station in Lennox Head

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MOVIE RELEASES FOR APRIL:MISSION IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL PUSS IN BOOTS THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN NEW YEARS EVE HAPPY FEET 2 TOWER HEIST IRON LADY JACK AND JILL MONEYBALL IDES OF MARCH DOLPHIN TALE EYE OF THE STORM MACHINE GUN PREACHER

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS Suzanne Vagne and her husband Jardon, along with Suzanne’s brother Graeme Gray and his wife Natasha, are the four partners in the Ballina Headlands Leisure Park in Skennars Head Road. The four bought the park from Suzanne and Graeme’s parents in 2010, and the two had both worked at the park at various times during the 25 years their parents were the owners. These days Suzanne’s role is as admin/office manager, and she is responsible for the engine room the paper work, marketing, PR and troubleshooting. Her brother and brotherin-law travel the extent of the park renovating, repairing and maintaining, while her sister-in-law takes care of the front-of-house and reception. ‘But,’ Suzanne insists, ‘the four run the park as a team.’ Suzanne studied a Bachelor of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University, before heading off to the Gold Coast where she worked as manager of restaurant services at the Gold Coast International Hotel. She and husband Jardon also worked

together in the Gold Coast in the management of large apartment accommodation. But when their first child Madeleine (who is now 12) was born they headed back south and for 8 years they managed the Headlands Leisure Park for her parents. They now also have a son Cooper who is 9, and these days Suzanne’s parents live just across the way in Kilarney Crescent Skennars Head where they can keep a keen eye on what the kids are doing with their park. Lennox Head Leisure Park is deceptive from the outside: its leafy surroundings and low-key entrance hide a 15-acre paradise that is home for around 200 permanent residents, and welcomes up to 300 visitors every year. It boasts a community hall, lap pool, cabins, and powered caravan and tent sites, some of which have their own separate bathrooms. The park is five minutes from Lennox Head, a stone’s throw from Boulder Beach and is surrounded by serene pastoral and residential land. According to Suzanne 85% of the residents are over 55, and that provides a perfect contrast to the regular visits from tourists who keep

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the park managment busy and on their toes. According to Suzanne, ‘good service, quality product, cleanliness, maintenance and constant updating are the keys to the business.’ They offer an incredibly clean and neat environment and provide special services like reversing caravans onto blocks for visitors. They are also currently working on the reduction of their usage of electricity and water. Suzanne says the best thing about her job is expecting the unexpected, while the worst thing is being buried in paperwork.

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This month we extend a warm welcome to Ernie and Olivia Guy who have opened a new cafe - The Spotted Frog - in the Boulevarde shopping centre. Ernie actually grew up in Ballina but moved away and for many years lived in New Zealand where he met his wife Olivia. The pair are both trained chefs and met when they were working at the same hotel. They have travelled and worked in many places extending their experience in the hospitality industry. Says Ernie, ‘we had been moving around quite a lot but now we want to settle down for the kids.’ They have two boys Harry (3) and Willy (or Jett who is 1). The pair say that they believe Lennox Head to be a safe place to bring up children, and Olivia has plans to establish a mothers’ group at the Spotted Frog after winter is over. She is also hoping to indulge her passion for craft and scrap booking by offering craft groups for children. Next summer the pair also intend to open in the evenings, extending their offerings of classic modern Australian dishes that include items with an Asian and European influence. A perfect mix of Thai, Indian, Italian and Japanese classics can be found on the Spotted Frog’s menu and if the feedback of customers who were present during our interview is anything to go on, ‘the food is the best in the street.’ Why don’t you check it out for yourself. And don’t forget they also offer a ‘great big breakfast, like a breakfast should be.’

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OPENED TUESDAY TO SATURDAY HAVE A TOTAL EXPERIENCE, RELAX REJUVENATE & RESTORE MIND & BODY. APRIL SPECIALS TREAT YOURSELF TO BIG SAVINGS EYE BROW WAX $7 SAVE $5 EYE LASH TINT $10 SAVE $5 1 HR FACIAL $ 60 SAVE $19 FULL BACK MASSAGE $65 FULL BODY SCRUB $ 50 SAVE $19 DEAD SEA MUD WRAP $70 SAVE $29 ENJOY A TEA & CHOCOLATES AFTER YOUR TREATMENT. AFTER HOURS APPOINTMENTS

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INTRODUCING SEA WASP Lovers of cool, beachy, summery resort wear now need look no further than Lennox Head to purchase exclusive designer clothing. ‘Sea Wasp’ is the newest business in town, and its creator, Heather Walker, couldn’t be happier. “Creating this business is the realization for a dream for me. All of my hobbies have come together, and I feel like I’m exactly where I’m meant to be,” she said. “My aim is to create a beautiful, fresh and chic range that looks and feels gorgeous. The designs are a reflection of all the things that inspire me, such as the sea, and the colours and shapes of nature.” Heather is currently developing her ‘Saltwater Flower’ Collection. The range is entirely handmade and includes dresses, singlets, blouses and wide leg trousers. All designs are made using natural fibres such as linen, bamboo and cotton, and feature reds, oranges, blacks, whites and pinks. The hallmark of a Sea Wasp garment is the inclusion of a prominent screen print created from a photograph taken by Heather, with the current collection showcasing a distinctive flower design. To view the current range, head to Sea Wasp on Facebook and don’t forget to ‘like’. The site has a link to an online shop where people can review garment measurements to assist with sizing. Orders can be placed directly from either Facebook or the online store.


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Andy Unger, General Manager The Tool Spot Birthplace: Munich, Germany Star Sign: Leo Family: Mum Barbara, Grandma Charlotte, and son Sam Favourite food: somewhere between Thai, German and Italian Favourite Film: Limitless Andy Unger’s childhood was marked by lots of travel to exotic places. Apart from Germany and other European countries, he lived in Martinique and Costa Rica before coming to Australia, and according to his calculations, went through 11 different schools and four languages before he was 16. It was when he was 16 that the family landed in Australia and came to settle in the Lismore area. Andy went to school here, but like so many

young people headed for the big smoke when he finished school and undertook an aircraft maintenance engineering apprenticeship with Qantas in Sydney. His work was a big influence in Andy’s life, leading him to take up several flying-related hobbies including paragliding and piloting light aircraft. He became a paragliding instructor in Sydney and has travelled all over the world for the sport. He spent 13 years working for Qantas, before deciding he’d like to start his own flying school and heading back up to the Northern Rivers with that plan in mind. But starting your own flying school is no easy task and Andy was forced to give up his plans when faced with bureaucratic and practical obstacles. So he began work in the family printing business followed by a stint as a fitter at Sunnybrand Chickens in Byron Bay until he found the job at The Tool Spot. ‘I’d been buying a lot of tools here when I was working for Sunnybrand, so I knew of the business.’ ‘The owners, Harold and Priscilla Isberg are really lovely people and wonderful to work for. They have basically put me in charge of the

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day-to-day running of the business, from stocking, liaising with suppliers, recruitment, right down to setting up the shop,’ he says. What’s the best thing about your job? I like the customer contact, dealing with suppliers and people. But I also love it when we get a new shipment in here, and it’s like Christmas when we open up a container and get to see what’s inside.’ Worst thing? Tough economic times and a downturn in the building industry make it difficult for everyone. Hobbies? Everything to do with flying. Also I’m interested in playing around with a computer program that enables me to draw a picture and then cut out whatever shape I draw. I love making prototypes – I made a Christmas tree last week and cut it out of wood. I’m also into a bit of personal development, spirituality. Work/Life philosophy? Work is such a large part of life that we should enjoy it. And if we’re not, then we should be doing something else. People are always saying ‘strike a work life balance’ and I’m asking myself the question, ‘Isn’t work a part of life?’

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education SOUTHERN CROSS K-12

Dr May Marr Cosmetic Physician 02 6687 5202 may@drmaymarr.com www.drmaymarr.com 35 Pacific Parade Lennox Head NSW 2478 Dr Marr has 20 years of medical training and experience, including medical and surgical degrees from Flinders University, a Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, an Advanced Diploma in Cosmetic Dermal Science and most recently a Diploma of Mesotherapy from Paris with Professor Jacques Le Coz, a pioneer in this exciting field of aesthetic medicine. Her interest in effective skin care and medical aesthetic procedures has been lifelong and she believes passionately in ensuring that all therapies and clinical procedures are based on the best available evidence. In recognition of her work, Dr Marr has been awarded Excellence injector status by Q Med and Advanced Injector Status by Allergan the international makers of Restylane® dermal fillers and Botox®.

Dr Marr offers a full consultative and procedural service including: •Anti-wrinkle injections for upper facial lines, jaw reshaping, neck bands and hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) •Volumising dermal fillers for non surgical face lifts, lip rejuvenation and line reduction •Hydrating dermal fillers for neck, décolletage and hand rejuvenation •Lipodissolve® Therapy for localised fat reduction (non surgical liposuction) •Mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation •Solutions for scarring, acne, hyperpigmentation and rosacea Appointments Essential

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Once again Southern Cross School K-12 has welcomed our sister school students and their teachers, Mr Curl Nakamura and Mr Kouichi Matsudo, to East Ballina. Our sister school relationship with Togane Senior High School in Chiba Prefecture has now entered its sixteenth year and many lasting friendships have developed. The group will work with Kindergarten, Year 7, 9 and 11 Japanese classes as well as visit our region. They participated in a formal Welcome Assembly this week and enjoyed a traditional BBQ lunch provided by the Leo Club. They will also visit Japanese students at Kadina High School and Southern Cross University, travel to the Gold Coast, Seaworld and Currumbin and experience paddle boarding and canoeing. We wish them a happy and rewarding stay and hope that they will return again one day. Many thanks to the families who have kindly offered to host our visitors. Recently Southern Cross School 7-12 have had a number of students attend Far North Coast trials. Our students have been able to exhibit their skills with the following students being successful in gaining selection in representative teams, These are as follows: Rugby League - Fraser Jones, Hockey - Annie King Venn, Cassie Macdonald, Ella Heskett, Emma Hurley and Emily Farlow, Australian Football - Noah Brown. Congratulations to these students and we wish them well for the next level of representation. Several students from Southern Cross School K-12 competed in the Junior and Senior NSW Surf Life Saving Titles at Kingscliff between the 2-11 March. All students performed very well and many made State finals. The students involved were Emily Croft, Jake Croft, Georgia Wheatland, Isabella Armstrong, Ben Limpenny Fawcett, Jeremy Jago, Kelsey Wheatland, Sam Limpenny Fawcett, Sarah Barnett, Eliza Armstrong, Gabe Francis, Hayley Coleman, Jacob Wilson and Mikayla Gray. These students were representing our local surf clubs, Lennox/Alstonville SLSC and Ballina/Lismore SLSC.


education LENNOX HEAD PRESCHOOL Enrolments for 2012 close on 31st July, so please ensure you have your waiting list application in to the preschool by this date. You can download a waiting list application from our website www.lennoxheadcommunitypreschool. com.au or you can come into the centre Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and speak to Wendy or Jannette. It takes a little while for the preschool to finalise the enrolments from the waiting list. If you have not been contacted by the preschool, and you want to find out your position on the list, please wait until the end of august to contact us. As you can imagine it is quite a process and we do endeavour to contact you to inform you of your position. If you change your phone number or contact details do not forget to inform us, if we cannot get in contact with you, unfortuneately you will miss your position. The preschool will be breaking for holidays Friday 6th April and returning Monday the 23rd of April. (Preschool will be closed for ANZAC day 25th April) We recently had a visit from Sam. Sam was born in Ghana, Africa and has moved to Australia. We were lucky enough to share some of his culture. Sam shared traditional musical instruments and talking Drums. He also told us a story of how the Leopard got his spots. Some of the children were curious as to why his skin was a different colour. This provided the staff with an extended opportunity to discuss, even though we may look different on the outside, we have the same colour blood and insides and we all still feel similar all across the world. Thank you to Sam for providing the children with an opportunity to explore the diversity of culture, heritage, background and tradition, and that diversity represents opportunities for choices and new understandings. Following herbs and vegetables provided by Jacob, the children have been discussing growing a preschool Vegetable/Herb garden. Areas have been selected in the yard for the gardens and the children have begun preparing the soil and area to plant their plants. This has also instigated creating craft using things from our garden. The children selected items from the yard to use under the spatter frames, which was extended to creating leaf people and using these items to build pictures. We discovered that fruit and vegetables are not only for eating but useful to paint. Xavier provided a watermelon and other Dolphins children provided herbs and spices from their gardens, some of these were blended together to make a juice which the children tried with many seeking more. Bill provided a story called Toadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road Code about a toad trying to cross the road safely. This book was used in all groups to begin discussions about road safety. Where to cross the road, who to cross the road with, street signs, how to be safe around cars, how to be safe in the car, what are seat belts and boosters for? And safety when riding

bikes/scooters. Please remember it is LAW for everyone to wear helmets when on bicycles. You are role models for children and whether you intend them to or not they copy what you do. Help your children learn how to be safe! Photo: Brandon and Olivia inspecting the spider building its web using the Magnifying glasses

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FUN AT SCHOOL! On the 28th of February, Lennox Head Public School students all dressed up in their Pyjamas for a good cause. The gold coin donation was for Lennox Head Public School’s World Vision sponsor child, Amit Bade Lal and for Stuart House. Even though it was a stinking hot day, the students still participated. There were lots of different types of pyjamas and boxer shorts that were stripy, spotty and long one ones too. Students even brought their favourite toy. The whole school managed to raise approximately 300 dollars. The fundraiser was a big success! By Mia and Angelique

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education MORE SMILING FACES AT LENNOX HEAD There has been even more smiling faces with the ‘big’ girls and boys (aka kindergarten students) skipping around the school. To help with settling into school life, the kindy students were allocated Year 6 students to be their buddies for the year. Last year, there were three orientation days for the kindy students to participate in. These were held in order to get them used to ‘big school’ and to get to know their peers and their buddies. At these orientation days the little smiley pupils and their buddies played and joined in doing some special craft activities. “With our buddies we played basketball, handball and played in the back playground,” said two excited kindergarten students, Asha and Tess, “The orientation days were really fun and helped us lots with school.” Jade, a Year 6 buddy, said “I help my buddy by taking her hat out of her bag and helping her remember when to do things and where things go.” Overall, it has been a fantastic term with all these little smiling kindy kids and their helpful buddies. By Niva and Domenica NATIONAL YOUNG LEADER’S DAY On Monday the 5th of March, nine young leaders from Lennox Head Public School went to Brisbane for National Young Leaders Day. National Young Leaders Day is a convention held around Australia for young leaders. It is an opportunity for students to learn more about leadership. There were 5 speakers whose leadership skills were truly inspiring. The 5 speakers were Mike Martin, Giles Clark, Graham Quirk, Beau Robinson, and Marayke Jonkers. The nine young leaders that went were Max, Kate, Ethan, Mobina, Marley G, Marley B, Joey, William and Celestra. When asked what he had learned from the day, Max replied, “I learned how to be a better leader and never give up” and Joey said “you can always learn from your mistakes.”

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