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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

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Lismore Lantern Parade call-out for volunteers

The organisers of the Lismore Lantern Parade (which is happening on Saturday, 19 June) are seeking volunteers to help with the event, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

New, different Byron Fresh

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Byron Golf Clubs Crowns New Ladies Foursome

Kerry Lollback and Joan Neate will have their names added to the Byron Bay Ladies Foursomes Champions board after winning the 27-hole championship held at Byron Bay golf Club.

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Ballina’s local legend Danny Singh honoured

The Cove Restaurant's Danny Singh is now a Paul Harris Fellow. This award is named for the founder of Rotary International, 'in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.'

AVO sparks ‘community standards of behaviour’ forum

Barefoot Law founder and mayoral candidate Mark Swivel, is hosting an event regarding ‘AVOs, harassment, abuse and violence’, to be held June 17 from 6pm at the Byron Community Centre Cavanbah Room.

(L-R) Delilah Warton, Mali Stewart, Jack Matkevich, Andie Gilbert, Lily Purtell and Teo Martin at State finals.

Ross Kendal

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month long stint at various State School Swimming competitions.

‘They have all performed well, while enjoying the experience immensely,’ coach Adrian Filipic said.

‘Every swimmer was inspired and challenged to swim their best to establish a ranking amongst the states finest’.

The primary school swimmers, most of them on debut, produced some great personal bests, with the chart toppers being Mali Stewart, Teo Martin and Jack Matkevich.

The Byron Bay junior girls relay team excelled with the combination of Delilah Warton, Andie Gilbert, Lily Purtell and Henly Smitth together dropping over nine seconds from their time to finish fifth in the final.

The secondary school swimmers showed that there is no substitute for experience as most secured top ten placings to make finals.

Lawson King had a debut in the Boys 11yrs 50m backstroke and swam his best, as did Ivy Gilbert, Phoebe Pockley and Zara Morris in their respective relays.

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