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Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

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The inner game of truthmanship

A few weeks back 3AW’s Neil Mitchell asked our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, whether he’d ever told a lie in his public life, who incredibly (and seemingly incredulously) answered ‘I don’t believe I have, no’. 

Can COVID vaccines shed spike proteins – and is that bad?

Spike protiens – they’re the key to a vaccine’s effectiveness, but can they actually cause health problems?

Elephant in Byron Shire

During the 1980s Byron Shire Council introduced an LEP which included a building envelope that restricted the height of...

CWA has ready for the Christmas (w)rap

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) has been supporting women, children and their communities in NSW for almost a century...

COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

What’s Nu in COVID variants? Highlighted need for stronger Australian contribution

According to the End COVID For All campaign the emergence of a new coronavirus variant in Botswana, most likely to be called 'Nu', underlines the need for Australia to step up its contribution to co-oridnated global efforts to prevent the virus’ spread and mutation.


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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