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Cockroach climate

The cockroaches in the Byron Council offices are experiencing bright daylight at night. They are trying to determine whether...

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Alternate facts?

According to David Shoebridge of the Greens in a recent sitting in the senate, the UN has named Australia...

Jungle Juice – squeezing the most out of life!

Four years ago, Guido and Natalia Annoni decided to swap the rat race for the jungle – heading north...

Shame Mullum RSL

For those that do not know, RSL stands for Returned and Services League Australia. An independent support organisation for...

Rural roads need a path to recovery

The recent and continuing rains have turned many of our roads into a sodden mud puddle and the NSW Farmers have renewed calls for real action on road infrastructure funding after continual damage on roads and bridges across the state.

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Shopping Centres Scare Me

I feel trapped. There isn’t a single time I attend where I don’t check my proximity to the exits, or imagine what I’d do if there was a fire, or worse, a shooter. The sense of being enclosed is unnatural, I can’t tell what time of day it is, I lose my sense of direction. It’s designed to be disorienting. It feels otherworldly. And never in a good way. They are designed to make you stay longer. They are by design, disorienting.

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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