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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

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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The 2013 Australian Swimming Championships began late last week with David McKeon becoming the first NSWIS athlete to secure passage to the 2013 world championships.

McKeon secured world championship selection in the men’s 400m freestyle, defending his title from last year and setting a new personal best time of 3:43.71. McKeon then backed up his gold with a bronze in the men’s 200m freestyle, clocking another personal best of 1:46.96.

Fellow NSWIS athletes Mitchell Patterson and Daniel Arnamnart were also in the medals during the opening days of the competition; Patterson taking silver in the men’s 50m butterfly and Arnamnart taking bronze in the men’s 100m backstroke.

Paralympians Taylor Corry (recent Australia Day Ambassador to the Byron Shire) and Maddison Elliott boosted their chances of competing at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships with several medal winning performances.

Corry won gold in the women’s multi-class 100m backstroke and 50m butterfly before adding silver in the women’s multi-class 50m freestyle, the event in which Elliott won gold in a new S8 world record time of 30.28. Elliott also won bronze in the women’s multi-class 100m backstroke.

Mitchell Kilduff won two medals over the course of the weekend, winning gold in the men’s multi-class 50m butterfly and silver in the men’s multi-class 50m freestyle.

From the NSWIS website: http://www.nswis.com.au

 

 

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