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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Elders call out pro-Dunoon Dam campaign sign as racist

Widjabul Wia-bal elders have called out a sign depicting sail boats and titled 'Widjabal Sailing Club’ that has appeared in Dunoon village recently as part of the pro-Dunoon Dam campaign as racist.

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart – Photo AccesSurf

The 2018 AccesSurf’s Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships was held recently at Kuhio Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart won the Kneel division of the the event with only small surf on offer. In the final Mono waited patiently for the bigger and better set waves and performed some great manoeuvres considering the conditions. 

The Adaptive Surfing Championships is held in partnership with Duke’s OceanFest, a Waikiki ocean sports festival honouring surf legend Duke Kahanamoku. 

AccesSurf is a local nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities by providing adaptive water sports programs including the Adaptive Surfing Championships. Over 80 surfers with disabilities from fifteen nations competed. 

HASC hosted thirteen divisions over  three days: stand, sit, kneel, prone, assisted, and visually impaired. Additional highlighted divisions included Wounded Warrior and deaf heats.  

Stewart was lucky to complete his winning performance and catch his flight home just before Hurricane Lane hit the islands.  


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