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‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Proposed quarry expansion opposed by the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Independent councillor fact-checks housing supply in the Byron Shire

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Cate Coorey won approval from fellow councillors last week for a new reporting regime she says will offer clarification on dwellings approved in the shire.

Independent councillor to represent Byron’s water security

Mia Armitage Independent Byron Shire Councillor Cate Coorey says she’s excited to have won the council’s vote for a new...

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Flying over the Tasmanian roads the Winston Racing Group Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10, crewed by driver Clinton Arentz and co-driver Pete Burrey from Billinudgel, has rocketed into podium contention in the third of four rounds of the Australian Targa Modern Championship held recently around Hobart.

The Evo has punched above its weight to outclass some of the more fancied and more powerful rally cars including Porsche, Nissan GTRs and Lamborghini, with the result that Arentz and Burrey are now third with one round left, the six-day event of Targa Tasmania.

Pete Burrey has over 20 years of rallying and has nothing but praise for his younger race companion. ‘The result is even more remarkable when you consider Clinton is a Targa rookie,’ says Pete. ‘He has natural ability and great preparation and we have teamed together very well. It is a pleasure to sit next to a driver like Clinton. With two Nissan GTRs in front of us and last year’s Australian Champion Jason White in a Lamborghini behind us in fourth we will have our work cut out in Targa Tasmania, but we will give them a good race to the line.’

Arentz and Burrey head to Victoria’s Mt Baw Baw at the end of the month to start their defence of the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship, which they won in 2012.

You can view rally footage and follow their progress at www.winstonracing.com.au.

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