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Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

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One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Bravo Mungo

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

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Jens winning last month’s Open division in the new New Brighton Boardriders comp. Photo Curleytripod Images

The July New Brighton crew comp is on this Sunday July 21. Everyone is welcome. The last club round had a great turnout and it’s looking like this month will be bigger, with lots of keen young grommets. It’s not too late to sign up as the point system starts from this round and club champions will be crowned at the December round decided on the best four out of five.

Meet at 7am ready for a 7.30am start at the New Brighton Shop, beach carpark. There will be a barbecue and drinks available. For all enquiries phone Crystal on 0416 924 028. See you down there!


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