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February 24, 2024

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Whether you’re going alcohol-free for a period, or just managing your consumption, the better your non-alcoholic drink tastes, the more likely you are to stick to your strategy. While I’m not a big beer drinker, at my local pub I’ll always grab a beer, and the other night I found the Hiatus Non-Alcoholic Pacific Ale, with its classic tropical aromas, but a little bitterness, perfect for the warm summer evening.

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

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Antonovich inquest delayed again, as new witnesses emerge

The inquest into the kambo-related death of Jarrad Antonovich has taken a surprising turn, with new witnesses coming forward to police. As a result, the rest of the planned dates this week have been abruptly cancelled by the state coroner, with the process set to begin again at Byron Bay Courthouse in late May.

Local cyclists take part in the first Byron Bay Cycle Club Summer Criterium series event of the year.

There was a great turn-out for the first Byron Bay Cycle Club Summer Criteriums series event of the year.

Riders were given welcome relief from the heat by a strong southerly, but it meant there was a thigh-burning headwind on the final straight.

With the Shire hosting thousands of holidaymakers, the event welcomed a host of visiting riders from up and down the coast.   

The A-Grade competition featured a small but classy field including 16-year-old Connor Gibney, who stepped up from B grade for the first time.

But Tim Van Berkel showed his class early in the race, riding away from the field and lapping all competitors to win easily.

Gibney managed to hold Berkel’s wheel on the second pass to take second place.

Adam Taylor was third.

There was a solid pace in B-Grade from the start with speeds averaging well over 40km/h.

Jason Agius took out the prime lap, but soon after Craig Morley rode away from the field and stayed out in front to take out line honours.

Jason Agius held on to take second while Danny Mena took third.

Tactics played a big part in C Grade with a number of riders breaking away only to be caught by the pack.

Matt Perkins and Christian Saurine managed to split from the field in the final laps, securing first and second respectively with Steve Gillman coming in third.

The riders in D Grade rode to their individual strengths with some happy to simply do their best, while others took a more competitive approach.

This resulted in the field spreading out.

Bruce Quinn rode strongly to secure the Prime lap and first place with Dave Scully second and Denise Matthews third.

The next race takes place on Feb 25.


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