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From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

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Get over it, Byron Baes!

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House? What house? Stolen car crashes into Terranora house

Police say a house in Terranora is significantly damaged thanks to a mystery thief in a stolen car crashing into it over the weekend.

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Kingscliff man charged over rape allegations

Tweed Byron police have arrested a 35-year-old Kingscliff man over rape allegations.

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For the past 25 years an ocean swim has been held on the first Sunday in May from Wategos Beach to Main Beach, Byron Bay. The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic is approximately 2.5 kilometres and is open to all swimmers over 12 years. It now attracts over 2,000 swimmers and over 5,000 spectators.

Since 2008 a mini swim has also been held as a fun event to introduce swimmers to the joys of ocean swimming. The 800 metre course from Clarkes Beach to Main Beach is open to all swimmers over the age of nine.

The swims are run by the Byron Bay Winter Whales to solely raise funds for charity. They are part of The Great Australian Swim Series, and will be the first of five in the series.

The Ocean Swim Classic attracts a broad range of swimmers from throughout Australia. The event has been won by past Olympians including Grant Hackett, Ky Hurst and Melissa Gorman but many, including veterans, gain a huge sense of achievement from completing the course.

Increasingly swimmers come from further afield to participate in the swim. Many from southeast Queensland (Gold Coast and Brisbane) are joined by swimmers from Sydney and Melbourne. Interstate swimming clubs frequently use the Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic as an end-of-season opportunity to visit the iconic town.

Online entries are open until midnight Friday. For more information about the swim, visit www.byronbayoceanswimclassic.com.au.

 


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