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May 9, 2021

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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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Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

A 19-year-old Tweed Heads South man faces a string of charges related to car theft on the Northern Rivers.

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Kingscliff man charged over rape allegations

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

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With a run of lay days already racked up, continued small surf in the one-to-two-foot (0.5 metre) range at Barra da Tijuca has forced event organisers to call yet another lay day for the Billabong Rio Pro.

Stop No 3 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Rio Pro completed the opening round competition on the opening day of the event window and will recommence once conditions improve.

Groundhog day here at Barra (da Tijuca) with small surf and another lay day for men’s competition,’ said Rich Porta, ASP International head judge. ‘Fortunately, the event window affords us a few days of no competition for less-than-ideal conditions and we should be back on in the coming days as the new swell fills in.’

Event organisers will reconvene tomorrow at 7.30am (8.30pm AEST) to assess conditions.

When competition resumes Taj Burrow, 34, will take on wildcard Gustavo Fernandes from Brazil Heat 1 of Round 2.

 


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