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April 14, 2021

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Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

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What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

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Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

Exactly how was the ship stuck?

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Methane: the breakfast of champion trees

A research study lead by Southern Cross University scientists has discovered an unlikely microscopic ally in the battle to reduce the amount of methane gas in the atmosphere.

Francis Cloake in running for National Portrait Prize

Byron Bay's Francis Cloake is one of two Northern Rivers photographers named as a finalist in the prestigious Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Owen Wright – Photo ASP /  Kirstin Scholtz.
Owen Wright – Photo ASP / Kirstin Scholtz.

Local surfer Owen Wright  advanced into the Quarterfinals of the J-Bay Open winning his Round 5 heat over Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Freddy Patacchia Jnr (HAW) in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa  yesterday.

Wright netted an excellent 8.67 (out of ten) high scoring ride and will face Alejo Muniz (BRA) in the Quarterfinals.

Joel Parkinson. Photo ASP / Kelly Cestari.
Joel Parkinson. Photo ASP / Kelly Cestari.

Joel Parkinson of Coolangatta also advanced into the Quarter Finals of the J-Bay Open, defeating fellow Australians Josh Kerr and Taj Burrow in Round 5 at Supertubes.

The sixth stop on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, the J-Bay Open, is webcast LIVE via www.aspworldtour.com.

 


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021