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Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

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John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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Dropping a few 5Gs

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Male incontinence bin trial at Banora Point Community Centre

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Blueberry fields forever!

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What’s in a COVID vaccine? We examine every single ingredient

Here is an explanation of the ingredients for the three vaccines currently in play in the Australian rollout: the Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.

Onsite build of manufactured homes in South Tweed deferred

The estimated $13,800,000 manufactured home development slated for 30 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South was seeking to build the houses onsite rather than offsite as required by the legislation.

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Matt Wilkinson is sitting in 19th spot on the Championship Tour as he heads to Western Australia. Photo: Sloane/WSL

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was knocked out of competition at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the new round four surfing against Mick Fanning and Pat Gudauskas, finishing in equal ninth place.

He is currently in 19th place on the Championship Tour ratings after the first two events. Wilkinson will be in the first heat of round one of the Margaret River Pro up against Connor Coffin from the USA and Michael February from South Africa.

Three time WSL Champion Mick Fanning celebrated the last Championship Tour event of his competitive career with a runner-up finish to Italo Ferreira.

The four times Bells winner said goodbye to elite competition after 17 years on tour and 22 CT victories.

Stephanie Gilmore won the women’s over Hawaiian Tatiana Weston-Webb. 

Longboarders

The Lennox Longboarders held their first club round for the year at Lennox Main in pristine conditions. 

Firsts – Alex Glassington,  Ben O’Dwyer, Callum Gover.

Seconds – James Foster,  Greg Gover,  Terry Kay. 

Thirds – Nathan Mackenzie, Peter Regan, Bob Mills. 

Fourths – Grant Ryan, Jim Baker, Tom Silver. 

Fifths – Peter Briggs, Veronica Silver,  Nick Mitchell. 

Sixths – Liam Byrne, Mal Lewis, Andrew Thomas.


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