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The first time I noticed a bush stone-curlew in Brunswick Heads it was waiting at the pedestrian crossing, on its way to the pub, across the other side of the road.

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Millions needed for drainage maintenance in the north of Byron Shire

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Wright through to quarter finals

Lennox Head surfer Owen Wright won his round four heat of the Quiksilver Pro this morning, the first time he has won a place in the quarter finals.

Yesterday Wright, now world number three, edged out good friend and fellow Australian Matt Wilkinson 14.90–14.50 in their first-ever world tour clash.

Yesterday also saw veteran Aussie Mick Fanning and Byron Bay’s Kieren Perrow eliminated.

In a tough third-round heat the reigning Pipe Masters champion was eliminated by former Snapper Rocks local Josh Kerr 15.50–14.90.

Defending Quiksilver Pro champion Kelly Slater advanced with a 16.36–12.40 win against Freddy Patacchia (HAW).

Australia’s Laura Enever has sent defending world champion Carissa Moore (HAW) to an elimination round four-heat at the Roxy Pro. World No 10 Enever (16.36) prevailed in a high-quality round-three battle against Moore (13.57) and Paige Hareb (NZL–14.07).

Four-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore (16.73) called on all her local knowledge for an impressive win against former world champion Sofia Mulanovich (PER–11.27) and Lakey Peterson (USA–6.04).

North coast surfer and ASP rookie of the year Tyler Wright scored 16.20 against Sarah Mason (NZL–12.83) and Silvana Lima (BRA–9.63), forcing them into an elimination heat.

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