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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

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Ministers misbehave

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Letting go

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Story & photos Eve Jeffery

For the second weekend in a row sport across the four shires has been cancelled because of torrential rain and stormy conditions and, as the summer competitions get under way, many activities have gone into winter mode leaving competitors champing at the bit for some action.

One of the few events to care less about rain is swimming, and the annual Alstonville Carnival went ahead as planned on Saturday. Including the finals, over 140 races and over 180 swimmers went before the starter’s gun. The All Saints were the overall winners on the day, taking the trophy back to the Gold Coast for the fifth time in as many years, with young Madeline Allars swimming in the under-8s placing first in all of her five events for 50 points and Jasper Dejager swimming a phenomenal six wins and one second for an impressive 78 points towards the All Saints win.

Swimmers will now get prepped for the North Coast Swimming Championships to be held at Coffs Harbour on the weekend on December 8 and 9.

One of the events that managed to make a dent in their competition before the rain set in were the equestrian events at the Bangalow Show. The second day heats of the Camp Draft started at 6am and beat the rain with over 80 entries in the heats and the second day of jumping began soon after.

Much of the local junior sport had to be either postponed, with cricket and Little As all having a soggy wet weekend.

A draft of a different kind will present sport lovers with one of the highlights for this week’s events when the 2012 NAB AFL Draft will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre this Thursday November 22. AFL Queensland CEO Michael Conlan will be joined by Scott Clayton, GC SUNS list and strategy manager, to launch a week of activity for local AFL players, talented athletes, coaches and administrators.

 


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021