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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

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Reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson from the Gold Coast (above) advanced into Round 4 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche, yesterday.

In Round 3 Parkinson narrowly defeated Alejo Muniz (BRA) with a heat total of 11.84 points to the 11.77 points (both out of a possible 20.00) posted by Muniz.  The victory advances Parkinson into Round 4 of competition and keeps his mathematical chances of a second ASP World Title alive.

burrow_t6630ripcurlport13cestari_nTaj Burrow of Yallingup, WA, (left) advanced into Round 4 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche.  In Heat 12 of Round 3, the final heat of the day, Burrow defeated Kierran Perrow (AUS) 14.33 points (out of a possible 20.00) to keep his World Title hopes alive as he advances into Round 4 of competition.

~ Photos ASP–Kelly Cestari

fanning7351MochPort13kirstin_nASP World No 1 Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads (right) advanced into Round 4 of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal defeating wildcard surfer Jacob Wilcox at Supertubos on Wednesday.

Fanning remains in contention for this year’s ASP World Title.

 

 

~ Photo ASP–Kirstin Scholtz
The Rip Curl Pro Portugal is stop nine of 10 on the  ASP World Championship Tour and has a waiting period from October 9 to 20, 2013.


 


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