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January 29, 2006

East Tyagarah picnic a big success

The East Tyagarah picnic on Australia Day was a big success. Organised by Nadia and Belinda, and held on the grass opposite Bodha's place in Preston's Lane, almost everyone from East Tyagarah turned up and some point during the evening. It was a great way to meet the neighbors. Someone supplied a large quantity of water-bombs which kept the kids (and some of the bigger kids!) happy.

Oh - and if anyone has any photos please send them my way.

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Plane crash body found?

The body of Will Banks, who was killed along with his son Joel when his ultralight which crashed on 22nd October 2005 may have been found according to the Northern Star on 9th Jan.

The story - which ran in the Herald Sun and the Age said:

Two feared dead in light plane crash

Two men are missing feared dead after an ultralight aircraft crashed on a beach on the NSW north coast.

Witnesses saw the yellow plane crash into water off Tyagarah Beach, near Byron Bay beach, about 12.30pm (AEST), police said.
Westpac Rescue Chopper, Brunswick Surf Club and Byron Bay Surf Club rescuers retrieved debris from the water.

But the two men aboard the aircraft have not been found.

Recreational Aircraft Australia are assisting police with their investigation.

To put this in context. Local pilot Joe Scott and a tourist passenger died in an ultralight crash in March 2003. About 10 years ago the crash of a Cessna killed two and seriously injured two more.

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November 9, 2003

Council's Community Based Heritage Advisory Panel looking for Tyagarah member.

Council is calling for nominations for members on the Byron Shire Community Based Heritage Study Advisory panel. They are preparing a list of heritage places and items valued by the community. Residents of the area interested in its history and heritage are invited to join the advisory panel. They are looking for one rep to cover Ewingsdale / Tyagarah / Coopers shoot and Myocum

Is anyone interested in this, if so we can do a nomination from TSCA.

Also - if anyone is appointed, from TSCA or elsewhere, we have documentation in our files which would probably be of use.

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July 10, 2003

Concerns about 000 emergency service

After two recent incidents concerns have risen about the 000 service.

When Joe Scott's microlight crashed, David (in the following microlight) was unable to get the 000 operator to understand where he was, probably she couldn't spell Tyagarah, but certainly wasn't familiar enough with the area to understand where on the beach he was.

During the cows-on-the-highway incident, the motorist who called 000 was hung up on after trying to get the operator to understand it was near Mullumbimby, not Murwillumbah.

Apparantly we aren't the only people with strong concerns about calls being handled by people with no local knowledge at all.

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Threatening Dog

The mastif at the corner of Grays Lane and the Highway has threatened a couple of people recently (biking and walking).

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Letter drop

Kali's has written a letter to residents, mostly about the highway action, but also more generally about TSCA.

The letter is going to be distributed door to door. Deb's taken Andersons Hill, Dianne - Prestons Lane. The rest of the stock is at Marilyn's (Tyagarah Servo), if anyone is interested in delivering in their area then please check with Kali as to where has been covered and then pick some up at Marilyn. You can also pick up a copy for yourself at the Servo.

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June 16, 2003

Rubbish Collection (East Tyagarah)

The survey is now closed, we aren't sure how many responded and its now in Council's court.

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June 3, 2003

Fatal ultralight crash at Tyagarah

As you probably have heard by now, there has been a fatal air crash over Tyagarah. An ultralight piloted by Joe Scott, with a visitor passenger came down in the bush just near the beach, Joe and the passenger were both killed. David was piloting a second ultralight nearby, he landed and called for help, but it appears that both people were killed in the crash.

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May 20, 2003

Rubbish Collection (East Tyagarah)

There has been some progress on the Rubbish Collection issue after a number of communications between Joel and Russell Chaplin at council russell.chaplin@byron.nsw.gov.au

Joel is encouraging people to email back to Russell, and state
1: How much waste you generate (be clear if it is full-bins, or split-bins)
2: How frequently you would like collection
3: Preference for dual-bin (one for trash, one recycling) or split-bin system.
Any other key issues.

Extracts from some of the correspondance is attached ...

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April 1, 2003

Fun times at the Tyagarah Meat Pool


From the Echo:
Local historian Ron 'Tigger' Smith has written a book called Tyagarah Meat Pool - A Community History.

Ron's book records the period 1927 - 1943 when the meat pool was a centre of community interaction.

'The medical wisdom of those tiumes advocated the beneficial properties of meat', says Ron, 'and so Tyagarah residents built the pool as a healing centre, much the same way people would regard a spa today.'

The pool attracted residents from all over the district, especially youngsters in search of a refreshing swim.

The reputation of Tyagarah spread as far as Brisbane, where the Courier-Mail noted in 1936, 'It is well worth the five hour journey down the coast to partake in the delights of the Tyagarah Meat Pool. You will receive the benefits bestowed by the healing powers of the fresh cuts of meat, all provided at cost by willing local graziers, and in addition meet the interesting people of the area whose conviviality is unrivalled along the coast.'

Ron Smith spent two years compiling the book. 'The best part was interviewing the old-timers,' he says, 'who had lots of tales about the meat pool and other aspects of the rural community.

'It seems some fine romances were started over a fresh haunch at the pool, and our community elders were a lot spicier, shall we say, in their behaviour than they like to let on!'

The book will be launched on Tuesday April 1 at the Tyagarah Historical Museum

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January 14, 2003

Recycling Guidelines

After some confusion ... I received the following guidelines from Heather Cook at NEWF on recycling for our area.

Glass - all glass bottles and jars. Rinse and place in recycling section, (NO CROCKERY i.e. plates, cups and saucers).

Aluminium and Steel - Cans e.g. soft drink, pet food, baked beans, tins, aluminium foil and aerosol cans. Please rinse

Plastics - soft drink bottles, milk containers, detergent and shampoo bottles either marked 1 or 2. Please remove caps and rinse.

Paper and Cardboard - newspaper, magazines, cardboard boxes, writing pad paper, junk mail, egg cartons and telephone books

Milk and juice cartons - simply rinse and place in the recycling section

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December 3, 2002


The offer of Bruce's ute is no longer available. There do not appear to be any community actions on this at the moment other than those actions people are taking individually.

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July 17, 2002

Dangerous person in the area appears to have left

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The man who attended
the TSCA AGM and has been harassing women in our locality!.  As it
turned out he was staying on Buckleys Land at the old quarry site, camping in a

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> face=Arial color=black size=2> style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">A week ago he
befriended a female traveller in a campervan.  As a result she stayed in
her camper with another female friend at the old quarry site near

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> face=Arial color=black size=2> style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Mr Buckley did not
wish for "Jonno" to remain but could not shift him.  Serious violence
resulted recently one night at the old quarry site..  "Jonno"  was
also alleged to have pulled out a knife and threatened to kill one of the
females.  There also was a punchup.

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> face=Arial color=black size=2> style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Police were
called.  Jonno is gone, we hope.  The girls found what appeared to be
drugs left behind by him.  He is unlicenced and remember he drives a dark
green MX6 that looks black when dirty over it is overcast.  The car had no
number plates but still had the number plate surrounds and perspex

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> face=Arial color=black size=2> style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">If you see him around
still, call the Police immediately. Tell whoever you talk to that Reg Williams
at Brunswick Police has asked to be informed if he

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July 1, 2002

Pot Luck / Party

There will be a pot-luck and party on Friday Aug 2nd
2002, at Mitra's house, Lotus Ponds, Gondwana, Prestons Lane.

Please bring a plate / drink.

Anyone living in Tyagarah who has been, or is interested in being, involved
with the association, or just wants to meet their neighbors is welcome.

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June 17, 2002

Rubbish Collection

Joel has communicated with Russell Chaplin at BSC about
waste collection for East Tyagarah, and has formally requested council. See

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June 3, 2002

Rubbish Collection

Joel will form a  mini-working group to see if something can be worked out. Gyan and Eric were volunteered.

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May 6, 2002

Rubbish Collection

Joel wondered whether council would take up local collection as they proposed in 1996. It was pointed out that council tenders out urban collection, and doesn"t do rural. There was discussion about different possibilities, like having a common area somewhere to reduce costs. Joel will talk to Gyan who has investigated the alternatives.

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October 15, 2001


There was not time to go into this in detail, Bruce has offered use of an old ute of his to carry a tank and be available for fire fighting. Discussions are under way around where to park it, and how to provide access.

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September 3, 2001

Noise from shooting

There has been some research done on the Pistol and Shotgun clubs given the concern of some members about the noise, especially on Sundays. Bruce and Tony are finding out what exactly the have permission to do. The information supplied so far by council is incomplete. There was concern that we should attempt to work out any issues directly with the clubs rather than involving council and regulatory buraucracies unneccessarily. Colin offered to go with Tony to meet with the clubs.

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Bruce brought up the issue of fire safety and preparedness, he will be organizing a meeting (in conjunction with Amit) for Preston's Lane, and will be contacting people in other areas to encourage them to organize their own meetings. Different ideas were suggested, including trying to obtain hoses and getting the appropriate training from the Mullumbimby Bush Fire Brigade so that we could fight bush fires ourselves in the critical time while we wait for the Fire brigade to arrive. It was also suggested that if we had equipment and training then we should coordinate with the other parts of Tyagarah so that in the case of a fire in one area they could call on the other areas to turn out people. This will be an ongoing project but carried out with some urgency given the imminence of a probably severe fire season.

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August 6, 2001

Noise from shooting

Tony asked if anything could be done about the noise from the Rifle Range, decision made for Tony to contact Club initially then return for a vote on the matter.

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June 4, 2001

Noise from Shooting

There was some concern about the noise from the shotgun club, if anyone else is bothered by this please email me, and I'll connect you with other people concerned.

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