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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

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Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

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Tristan Ludlow in the yellow cap gets set for the backstroke event in Adelaide

Just 23/100 of a second lay on the water between first and third in a 200 metre swim race at the Australian Age Championships held in Adelaide last weekend.

Local swimmer Tristan Ludlow from Ocean Shores clocked up 2.02.77, a mere hairsbreadth behind the first and second place winners in the event. Tristan also came third in the 100 metres backstroke with a time of 58.01.

Tristan also placed fourth in the 400 freestyle, seventh in the 200 freestyle, 11th in the 200 butterfly and 25th in the 100 fly. A very busy meet for the lad, who will be returning to Adelaide to swim at school nationals in September.

Tristan on the podium with bronze
Tristan on the podium with bronze

 

 

 

 

 


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