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April 13, 2021

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Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

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Vehicle sanitisation stations roll out

Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles are being rolled out in Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore with the opening of three free temporary vehicle sanitisation stations.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

Local teams head north under new set-up for women’s AFL 

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Murwillumbah Arts Trail coming in May

The sixth Murwillumbah Arts Trail is all set for the weekend of 29-30 May 2021. From its beginnings in 2015, the arts trail has grown to be a major festival for the visual arts, as well as a vibrant community event.

Byron Bay’s Touma Cameron qualified for the Australian Titles. Photo Ethan Smith/SNSW

Crystal Cylinders

Lennox Head’s Nyxie Ryan became the NSW High School U/19 All Star Champion at the recent NSW Junior Titles that incorporating the NSW School Titles.

She also qualified for the NSW team to compete at the Australian Junior Titles by coming third in the NSW Junior Titles in the U/18 division. 

Byron Bay’s Touma Cameron finished third in the U/16 boys and will also represent NSW at the Australian Junior Titles. 

Rino Lindsay from Lennox Head also qualified for the Aussies in the same division with his seventh-place finish.

Byron Bay High School was runner-up in the MR shield U/16 boys division with the two-person team of Touma Cameron and Dembe Ryan.

Lennox Head’s Malia James and Mahlia Carr represented  Xavier Christian and came third in MR shield U19 Girls division. 

Lennox Head surfers Ocea Curtis, Juniper Harper, and Harry O’Brien enjoyed great success at the 2019 Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles at Maroubra Beach with clean waves for competitors.

Curtis was runner-up in the U/12 girls, Harper third in the U/14 girls, and O’Brien finished equal fifth in the U/14 boys.  Harper and O’Brien have now qualified for the NSW Team to contest the Australian Junior Surfing Titles.

The U/12s only compete at state level. All qualifiers for the NSW Grommet State Titles were determined by eight individual regional titles, which took place up and down the NSW coastline earlier in the year.


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