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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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surfingTweed Heads-based world champion surfer Mick Fanning will battle it out once again with top Brazilian Adriano de Souza in the quarter finals of the Quiksilver Pro being held at Snapper Rocks on the Tweed-Gold Coast border.

Fanning had a tight contest with de Souza yesterday in their round-three clash but the local three-times world champion was awarded the highest single-wave score to qualify for today’s quarter finals.

It followed a day of upsets in that round caused by the strong Brazilian contingent at the Pro this year, with the other Tweed-based surfer and world champion Joel Parkinson being knocked out by Brazilian Wiggolly Dantas and 11-time world champion Kelly Slater from the US losing to Brazilian Italo Ferreira.

Today’s quarter finals sees four Aussies and four Brazilians face off.

In the first heat, Brazilians Miguel Pupo and Wiggolly Dantas battle it out for a place in the semis, while Aussies Taj Burrow and Julian Wilson meet in the second heat.

Fanning and de Souza meet in the third while Australian Bede Durbidge and Brazilian Filipe Toledo clash in the fourth heat.

See the latest live action and results at http://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2015/mct/1207/quiksilver-pro-gold-coast/live.

(Photo: Hawaiian Sebastian Zietz in action during the third round yesterday, by Jeff Dawson)


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