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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Fastest billycart clocked at over 40km/h at Bangalow Billycart Derby

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For several hours yesterday (Thursday) Mullumbimby was brought to a standstill by a Council crew working on the railway crossing.

At times during the morning the gridlock filled the streets with stationary traffic, while the queue of vehicles waiting to get into town stretched away into the distance.

Byron Shire Council had been enlisted by NSW Transport to make emergency repairs to the crossing, where the rails, unused since the train service was abandoned in 2004, have been lifting from their bed.

The repairs followed complaints by motorists about the bumpy surface. When the complaints were referred by Council to the railway authority, it decided as a matter of urgency to co-opt Council workers to remove the metal from the crossing.

The work took place during Mullumbimby’s busiest shopping period, three days before Christmas.


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