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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Corona Open J-Bay

Current equal No 3 on the Jeep Leaderboard Owen Wright advanced to round three of the Corona Open J-Bay after defeating rookie Ethan Ewing in heat 3 of round 2 at Supertubes, South Africa, on Monday. Photo WSL / Kelly Cestari.

 

The Corona Open J-Bay, stop No. 6 on the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), was called on last Monday in building three-to-five foot surf (0.9–1.5 metre) at Supertubes, in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

‘The conditions have really cleaned up in the past 30 minutes since the “devil wind” has stopped,’ said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Renato Hickel. ‘We are on and we’re hoping to complete Round 2 with 35 minute heats and there’s signs of building swell on the dropping tide.’

The remainder of Round 2 will see surfers battle to avoid early elimination with current No. 3 on the Jeep Leaderboard Owen Wright (AUS) up against 2017 WSL Rookie Ethan Ewing (AUS) in the opening heat of the day.


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