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May 20, 2022

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Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

Other News

Ballina osprey platform in dangerous disrepair

As nesting season approaches, wildlife carer and local bird expert Deb Pearse has contacted The Echo about her concerns for the precarious state of the Brunswick Street osprey nesting platform, near the river in Ballina.

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

Coal fired. How are the major parties planning for its end?

There’s very little economic future for fossil fuels, even if you ignore the environmental effects. Renewable energy is cheaper, including battery storage.

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get...

Richmond candidates 2022: The Nationals – Kimberly Hone

Kimberly Hone lives in the Tweed Shire and is running as a candidate for The Nationals in the federal seat of Richmond.

Election 2022

As we edge closer to the federal election, Australia, like most advanced middle-ranking economies is facing some headwind challenges...

Australians will be all over the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro quarter-finals at Snapper Rocks today.

In the Quiksilver, Joel Parkinson is surfing against Jordy Smith, Gold Coaster Josh Kerr is taking on the red-hot Kelly Slater and Owen Wright is pitched against Brazil’s Adriano De Souza. In an Aussie versus Aussie final, Taj Burrow will surf against fellow Aussie Adrian Buchan.

The Parkinson-Smith battle will be the one to watch. Yesterday the South African relegated Parko to a fifth-round battle to remain in the comp. But Parko emerged victorious with a perfect 10 despite battling a crippling bluebottle sting.

Wright and Kerr were also forced into the elimination round after being overtaken by maverick Brazilian Adriano de Souza, who scored 15.37 to Wright’s 15.13 and Kerr’s 9.00.

In the Roxy Pro, Australia’s Tyler Wright, 17, has pulled off a stunning upset, eliminating world and defending champion 19-year-old Hawaiian Carissa Moore.

Wright will lead a rare all-Australian assault on the Roxy Pro semi-finals and final with world number 10 Laura Enever advancing after defeating world number 5, Brazilian Silvana Lima 13.57 to 12.23.

World number 2 Sally Fitzgibbons knocked out Hawaiian Malia Manuel 17.00 to 12.00; and four-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore retains a chance to collect her fourth Roxy Pro Gold Coast title after edging out American Courtney Conlogue 16.43 to 16.30. In the semi-finals, Wright will meet Enever and Fitzgibbons will take on Gilmore.


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