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Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

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Rise and shine!

Early morning starts are not a usual routine for chefs at the Ballina RSL Club. March was an exception when Chef Halie Welsh rallied some staff and friends together to take part in Ian Thorpe’s Laps For Life charity. A team of ten hit the Ballina Pool at 7am every day during March to raise funds For ReachOut’s Laps For Life challenge. 

Over population

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar ‘Over population’ is seen by some as the main destructive driver causing many crises besetting the planet today. From...

Hanging points

Jo Faith, Newtown Many thanks to The Echo for printing ex-magistrate David Heilpern’s remarkable article articulating the ongoing tragic situation surrounding...

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Flawed plan

Kai Beijerbacht, Mullumbimby For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware of the...



Brunswick Heads Men 

Week Ending 17.03.13 Cock of the Walk: P Brassington def P Kurtz: Wednesday March 13: 1st D Turnbull, K Kennedy. 2nd K Hosie, B Montgomery, R Roberts. Lucky Losers: M Masula, P Brassington, S Howatson. The John Foster Self Selected

*** Pairs Mixed Saturday April 30. 3 Games of 11 ends, $20 per team, casual dress, starts 12pm. To enter call the club on 6685 1328. A big thankyou to Robina Bowls Club – the visit was a great success and enjoyed by all. 

Brunswick Heads Women

Tuesday March 12: No 2 Pennant game today between Pottsville 2s saw Pottsville defeat the Brunswick ladies 48–25. No 4s played against Ocean Shores and this saw the Brunswick ladies win on one rink but have enough shots to carry them over the line 35–32. Social Bowls: Zena Wagner & Liz Beale 16 def Rosa Kinnear & Marcia Crichton 11.

Thursday Pennant: The 2s were at Condong where they had as little luck against them as they have previously had against the other sides they have played, with a good win to Condong. The 4s however went a little better against Cudgeon Leagues with a one rink win only, and an overall loss by one shot. Better luck next time. Raffles won by: Joy Kearney & Maree Commerford. The Social raffle winner was Nan Stearman.

Byron Bay Men

Tuesday’s social singles game results were a win to Judith Wright with r/u Ross Thatcher.

Thursday’s self selected pairs winners this week Bob Macaulay and Peter Darby with Gavin McPhail and Ivan Easten runners-up. The meat tray won by Jeff Fleming. The jackpot was not won and must be won on March 25 or before, when it will be $500.

Saturday’s social bowls won by Peter Darby and Don Baker, runners-up shared by Werner Borkhardt, Ray Breckenridge and Steve Hammond.

Our Senior Triples side of Werner Borkhardt, Dick Aldridge and Jim Clark were defeated in the semifinals of the Tweed District Triples Championship on Sunday.

*** The 2013 District Pennants start on April 6 so check noticeboard for teams.

Byron Bay Women

Tuesday March 12 saw social bowls trophy go to L Rogers/R McKenzie, B Gawned.

*** We have decided to start bowls a little earlier due to the heat at this time of year. So that we can be out on the green at 9.15am for bowls we are asking that names be in by 8.45am (and money by 9am) for those wishing to have a game. Be at the club by then or ring your name through on 6685 6202.

Visitors are welcome any Tuesday morning!

Kingscliff Ladies

Social Play, Wednesday, March 13: Winners: J Kemp, D James, R Fuller; Runners-up: D Abraham, M Lincoln, B Jack.

Pennant Results: Grade 1, Wednesday, March 13: Kingscliff 5; Cudgen Leagues; Friday March 16: Kingscliff 5; Ocean Shores .

Grade 2: Tuesday, March 12: Condong defeated Kingscliff; Friday, March 15: Pottsville defeated Kingscliff.

Grade 3: Thursday, March 14: Cudgen Leagues defeated Kingscliff.

*** Post daylight saving afternoon social games will commence on Wednesday, April 10, starting at 12.30pm.

Entries are needed for District Singles and Pairs. Nomination formw are on the board. Closing date: 28 April. 

Kingscliff Men

Club Championship News: Open Pairs: Spectators watching the quarterfinals last weekend were treated to four very good games of bowls. In the father versus son match Bob Raeburn (sub) and Brian Turner had a come from behind win to defeat Kevin Liddington and Michael Turner. Dad got the bragging rights that night. In other games Peter Murphy and Mike Richards defeated Harry Highfield and John Felton. Bob Watson and Steve Quinn overcame a slow start to defeat Damon Crompton and Paul Crompton. Keith Dawson and Ian Taylor defeated Ivan Smith and Vic Lewis. The semifinals will be played on Saturday March 23 and more great bowls will be on display. In semifinal 1, Keith Dawson and Ian Taylor will play Bob Watson and Steve Quinn. In semifinal 2, Peter Murphy and Mike Richards will play Ross Julius and Brian Turner. Roll up 9am.

District News: Congratulations to Ken Banks, Greg Barrack and Ian Taylor on winning the District Open Triples. To win they had to defeat two teams from Condong.

Social Bowls Results: Saturday March 9: Winners: B O’Kane, G Hallett, A Simpson; J Brinsmead, R Dark, B Beattie. Plate Winners: B Gentle, R Payne, R Maltby. Thursday March 14: Winners: C Abery, J Bonnett, H Azzopardi; J Wetterkamp, P Murphy, D Whittington. Plate Winners: R Dark, T King, G Barrack. Saturday March 16: Winners: B Fitzgerald, R Lewis, R McLeay; J Barnes, H Hockey, R Amour; M Mesic, Tango. Plate Winners: L Browning, I Turnbull, J Akers.

*** Open Fours nominations are now being called. Nominations close April 7 and games commence on April 14.

Tweed Valley Shield: This competition will see the final round played on Monday March 25 at Coolangatta and Kingscliff will play Tugun. A Division is currently in third spot and B Division is in fourth.

Pennants News: There was another good turn out of bowlers for the Pennant trials on Friday March 15 and the next trial will be held this Saturday March 23.

The Open Pairs will be played at Ocean Shores on March 24. Kingscliff will be represented by teams skipped by Michael Turner, Russell McLeay and John Richie. In the Senior Pairs to be played at Pottsville on April 7, Kingscliff will be represented by teams skipped by Ron Erikson, Noel Gleeson, Brian Turner, John Brinsmead, John Felton, Peter Murphy and Kevin Liddington. 

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Men

8/3/13 Friday Corporate Bowls

Finally the weather allowed a start for enthusiastic corporate bowlers. Second round games were slightly curtailed when Maximus Pluvius reappeared. Great social bowls led to the following outcome: Ken Ryan Plastering 10/10 ends Club Crew 10/9 Ex-Middle 10/9 The Dark Side 10/8 Teachers’ Aide 10/8 CSR 8/8 Can’t Nail Us Down 8/7 Office Choice 8/11 Thommo’s Trailer Trash 6/9 Totally Wasted 6/8 Hobby Farmers 6/6 Jems 4/7 Dunno 2/8 Rose Between the Thorns 2/6 French Connection 2/6 Farmers North 2/6 Toads at Leisure 2/4 GPR 2/2

Some big reputations will have to be fought for when the teams meet again on Friday night.

9/3/13 Saturday Triples Championship Round 1

G Naoum M Johnson K Wrigley 30 d A Lumsden N Lee H McKenna 19

R Fenwick J Morgan T Fenwick 29 d M Nicholls M Burke G Porter 18

D Blake P McDonald D Hammond 35 d W Ball L Henry J Canabou 14

Mixed Social

R Wainwright J McKay 19 d B McClymont C McClymont 12

10/3/13 Sunday

District Triples Championship quarterfinals

Bangalow 1A d Mullumbimby Bangalow B d Cabarita A Cabarita B d Cudgen with Ocean Shores ? bye

Semifinals Cabarita B d Bangalow A Ocean Shores d Bangalow B leaving Ocean Shores and Cabarita to play out for the championship.

Mudcrabs Mufti Great social bowls and BBQ following.

Jimmy Rex Howard Betty Boyle 16 d Ilina Trevor Paul 14 Helen Garry Porter 19 d Claire Garry 13

Rose (s/l) Nev Lee Liz Beale 21 d Rose Dennis James Boyle 12 Blossum Bob Moore 16 d Elsie Phill 15

All welcome. Keep your eye on the noticeboard. $10 game/prizes/BBQ Bowls available

13/3/13 Social 2 x 15 ends

S Abraham S Dettman H McKenna d D Blake B Rose PMcDonald

M Burke T Johnston d G Porter P Thompson

M Nicholls B Ball J Canabou d S Purdie N Newton L Henry

Then the rain came down making further play impossible but the day concluded with a bright note with a presentation of $1,340 to wonderful young Maddie O’Brien for her Cancer Council fundraiser hair ‘unraising’.

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Women

12.3.13 Grade 3 Pennants – Mullumbimby 5 def Condong 0. Social : R Wrigley, S Brown draw R Wainwright, G Henry.

*** All social games to commence at 9.30am until further notice.

 Ocean Shores Women

Wed 13 March: Winners out of the hat were E Miller, D Grant, M Bertoli who def J Williams, L Wright, M James. Others to win were W Sprengel, D Gardiner who def M Flesser, G Fox.

Fri 15 March: D Gardiner, L Wright, J Williams were lucky to be near the Secret Score which was the competition for the day. They def T Campell, J Busch, M Bertoli.

On other rink C Price, B Stone, M James def J Seamer, D Grant, R Wrigley. No 1 Grade Pennant played away and were def by Kingscliff. No 4s went down by a small margin to Cabarita.

*** Please check noticeboard re Minor Singles C/ship. 



Ocean Shores

13/03: 8 Table Mitchell: N–S: 1st gross: J Selleck/B Simmons; 2nd gross: C & P Kiernan; E–W: 1st gross: C Wellings & Partners; 2nd gross: M Clark/M Boyle.

*** We meet at Ocean Shores Country Club every Wed Evening. Seated by 6.15pm. Contact Pam: 6680 3871



Mullumbimby Men

Date: 13/03/13 Single Stableford

Winner: Matthew Farrell Score: 42, Runner-up: Jason Matthews Score: 37

Nearest the Pins – 5th: B Lawler, 7th: NA, 9th: K Lawler, 12th: K Lawler, 17th: NA.

Ball Run Down: 33

Date: 16/03/13 Single Stableford

Winner: Ross Graham Score: 40, Runner Up: Nick Emmanoilidis Score: 38

2nd Runner Up: Stewart Pontin Score: 37 C/B

Nearest the Pins – 5th: B Armstrong 181cm, 7th: NA, 9th: R Graham 450cm, 12th: R Lawler 155cm, 17th: NA.

Ball Run Down: 34 C/B

Gundies Mug: NA

Ocean Shores Ladies

Tuesday 12 March. Par Div 1 Winner G O’Donnell +2, r/u K Howard square, NTP R Moller.

Div 2 Winner S Tarrant square, r/u H Perry -1, NTP L Murray.

Div 3 Winner L Wall +2, r/u S Cullen -1, NTP A Hauser & J Anning.

Credits to -7.

Thursday 14 March. Stableford. Winner B Wingad 39pts. r/u V Loomes 33pts. Credits to 25pts.

Saturday 16 March. Stableford. Winner A Slater 39pts. r/u F Crowder 33pts. Credits to 29pts. NTP C Killion.

Ocean Shores Men

Wednesday 13/3 Stableford Div 1 Winner Scott Thompson -44 2nd Ian Smith 41 3rd Lew Trudgeon 39. Div 2 Winner Ray Lynch 43 2nd Ran MacDonald 38c/b 3rd Ian Hill 38c/b NTPs 3rd D Webber 6th S Thompson 8th B Oliss 12th D Crow 15th R Cameron 17th J Maddock Pro Pin Scott Thompson. Balls to 31

Saturday 16/3 Irish 4 Ball Winners Massimo Scalas Steve Bravington Tom Sexton & Rohan Smiles 95c/b R/Up Craig Lindsay Gary Rowland Ken Jones & Graham Player 95c/b NTPs 3rd P Pilcher 6th K Beitzel 8th A Crockett 12th S Murray 15th B Stewart 17th S McLean Pro Pin Matthew Foxon. Balls to 85

Ocean Shores Mixed

Irish 4 Ball (amended scoring) 17 March 2013. Winners, Bev Wingad, Ben Sweeney, Danielle & Jason Haywood. 89 pts.

R/ups Julie Brown, Tim Hachero, Carmel Blacker & Kurtis O’Keefe 82 pts c/b. NTP Ladies, Julia Maddock, Men Ben Sweeney. Ball Rundown to 69 pts.

*** Next game is a 2 Person Aggregate Stableford on March 24.




Kingscliff Netball Club Round 1

Under 10s – Kingscliff Twinkles defeated Lindisfarne legends 16–2

Under 10s – Kingscliff Purples Hearts defeated Kingscliff Lunars 11–2

Under 11s – Kingscliff Blue moons lost to Seagulls Panthers 15–4

Under 12a – Kingscliff Meteors won on forfeit

Under 12 b – Kingscliff Eclipses lost to Terranora Toucans 41–1

Under 13s – Kingscliff Sunshines defeated Saints Jaguars 23–20

Cadet A – Kingscliff Shooting Stars lost to Cudgen Diamonds 41–13

Div 2 – Kingscliff Astrals defeated SCU 3 61–9

Div 1 – Kingscliff Novas lost to Saints Barracudas 29–26

Div 1 – Kingscliff Avatars defeated Sharpshooters 38–37



Murwillumbah Rifle Club

Fullbore: 300 yards: D Phippard 96.11, 3, 99.11; W Shoobridge 98.10, 1, 99.10; S Dolan 97.6, 1, 98.6; A Cronk 94.5, 0, 96.7; S Waddell 89.7, 6, 95.7.

Scope: R Millingen 113.3, 10, 123.3; P Gill 107.5, 13, 119.5; P Weeks 112.4, 7, 119.4; M Sforcina 113.3, 6, 119.3; G Morris 105.1, 6, 111.1; T Pollard 99.

Smallbore: P Turner 398, 7, 405; B Rooney 375, 27, 402; J Pollard 379, 22, 401;

A Cronk 398, 1, 399; P Weeks 397, 2, 399; G Kendall 384, 15, 399; A Turner 389, 9, 398; G Morris 394, 5, 395; S Godfrey 357, 36, 393; B Cooley 366, 25, 391.




Fred Newman won the open singles competition undefeated and Chris Strybos was second. Peter McKenzie and Mark Smith came back from 7–0 down in the fifth set against Susie Forster and Chris Strybos in the doubles final to win that set 12–10 and the competition 3–2.

*** All welcome, play is at the Mullumbimby Tennis Clubhouse, Byron Street, Mullumbimby, Thursday evening 6.30pm start. Also, build on your skills with our new table tennis robot. Enquiries phone Mark 0409 473 517 or Chris 6684 1468.




Mullum – Byron

Netball Draw 23 March.

Table duty: Byron Bay, Canteen: Mullumbimby. Canteen 12noon Fireflies. Set up: PJ Squid.

12.30pm Crt 1 Fireflies v PJ Squid ump Ellie Carson/Ebony Gray. Crt 2 Skittles v Gummies, ump Lyza & Ciara Burvill. Crt 4 Boomerangs v Cuttlefish ump Georgia Bromwich/ Bridget Brandolini. Crt 5 Bettles v Badgers ump Scarlett Austil & Cati Gill. Crt 6 Puffer Fish v Foamies ump Shae Cox/ Jahla Whelan.

1.30 Canteen Sumo.

1.45pm Crt 1 Sumos v Seastars ump Molly Nicholls/ Aubrey Cromwell. Crt 2 Banana Splitz v Brumbies ump Jo L/ O/S. Crt 5 Bay Balst v Mighty Minkies ump Taveners x 2. Crt 6 Classics v Blitz ump Sue H/ Sue K.

2.45 Canteen Wizards.

2.50pm Crt 1 Wizards v Pippies ump Blaze/Blitz. Crt 2 Bellas v Bluebottles ump Ellie/Narelle. Crt 4 Flying Fish v Bluejays ump Blaze/Classics. Crt 5 Seahorses v Taveners ump Seahorses/Breakers. Crt 6 Giants v Mudslide ump O/S/ Breakers.

3.50pm Canteen Phoenix.

3.55pm Crt 1 Stingers v Phoenix ump Mudslide/O/S. Crt 2 Bombers V Hot Tuna ump Giants/ O/S. Crt 6 Blaze v Breakers ump Sue H/Giants. Clean Up Breakers.



Brunswick Heads

Wednesday 20/3/13

Round 11 – Perry Homes Comp

Occupational Health & Rehab Services v Inky Business – C Ashworth v R King, M Virtue v L Clarke, C Booth v R Cameron, B Doran v C Naughton

Cape Byron Medical Centre v Byron Bay Trophies – B Trivett v T Kable, R Hughes v P Hill, J Nicolson v N Moon, F King v C Johnston

Coastal Voice & Data v The Potato Works – T Kropp v C Littlewood, S Moon v C Walsh, S Schubert v A Cox, P Frazier v R James

Brunswick Heads Pharmacy v Ocean Shores Glass – P Vanhorff v G Davis, W Ferrier v A Li, W Knight v J Gribble, A Chaffey v T Grosse


Monday 25/3/13

Round 11 – Byron Health Foods Comp

Division 1 – 5pm C Littlewood v B Trivett; 6pm L Powell v D Bird. G Davis bye

Division 2 – 5pm V Pires v S Moon; 5.30pm C Walsh v A Li, A Fraser v R King

Division 3 – 5pm R Hughes v B Schubert, J Nicolson v J Gribble, N Moon v R Cameron; 6.30pm A Cox v R Draper

Division 4 – 5pm P Chaffer v J Hodges, A Chaffer v C Johnston; 5.30pm C Naughton v G Carter

Division 5 – 5.30pm B Doran v C McAllister, F King v T Averdission. J Layton bye


Wednesday 27/3/13

Round 12 – Perry Homes Comp

Occupational Health & Rehab Services v Cape Byron Medical Centre – C Ashworth v B Trivett, M Virtue v R Hughes, C Booth v J Nicolson, B Doran v F King

Coastal Voice & Data v Brunswick Heads Pharmacy – T Kropp v P Vanhorff, S Moon v W Ferrier, S Schubert v W Knight, P Frazier v A Chaffey

Ocean Shores Glass v Inky Business – G Davis v R King, A Li v L Clarke, J Gribble v R Cameron, T BGrosse v C Naughton

Byron Bay Trophies v The Potato Works – T Kable v C Littlewood, P Hill v C Walsh, N Moon v A Cox, C Johnston v R James

*** Phone 6685 1794 to play.



Brunswick Heads 

Tuesday 19/3/13

Round 6 – Mullum Power Tools Comp

6pm Bad v Ravens, Flash v Spikers. Duty – Packers

7pm Packers v Billigoats, Mangoes v Wilson, Kriss Kross v Mohawks. Duty – Flash


Thursday 21/3/13

Round 10 – Ocean Shores True Value Hardware Comp

6pm Chilli Twist v Bop, Cheetas v Divas, Spiked Punch v Wam. Duty – Misfits

7pm Misfits v Easybeats, Volleys v Grogmonsters, Fireflys v Dashes, Flukes v Exodia. Duty – Wam & Spiked Punch


Tuesday 26/3/13

Round 7 – Mullum Power Tools Comp

6pm Bad v Spikers, Wilson v Billigoats. Duty – Mangoes

7pm Ravens v Kriss Kross, Packers v Flash, Mangoes v Mohawks. Duty – Spikers

*** Phone 6685 1794 to play. Beginners welcome.





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