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Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.

Time is up for business as usual on biodiversity

The North Coast Environment Council says it’s about time we had a Prime Minister who understands there is a biodiversity crisis and who is prepared to make a public global commitment to reversing biodiversity loss.

Double demerit warning from police

Police are encouraging road users to take care while travelling on NSW roads, ahead of the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II and the start of the September school holidays.

‘No body, no parole’ laws coming to NSW

Offenders who refuse to provide information or assistance to locate their victim’s remains cannot be granted parole, under proposed 'no body no parole' laws.

Locals push to keep Bangalow Club as ‘member-owned’

With the Bangalow Bowlo board considering an amalgamation with large entertainment corporation Norths, a group of Bangalow locals are presenting their vision for their club, which they say will ‘preserve a valuable member-owned asset for the people of Bangalow to enjoy for many years to come’.

Indigenous league carnival at the Cavanbah Centre

Local teams blitzed the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Spring Australian Open held at the Cavanbah Centre over the weekend. The...


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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