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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Morrison’s craven cave to the QAnon cult – can he squirm out of this one too?

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It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Byron triathletes maintain impressive form to take second spot

The Byron Bay ‘Breakers’ Triathlon Club finished their season with an impressive and highly respectable second in the Forager North Coast Interclub Series.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Sailors get their rigging set before venturing out on the Tweed

Peter Fell

A sunny but cool day greeted keen sailors for the third day of the inter sailing series on the Tweed River at Fingal on Sunday May 16.

A shifty and gusty southerly of eight to 15 knots promised some exciting competition for those who ventured out onto the river.

The first race of two supposedly ‘short’ sprint races took over 80 minutes for the first boats to finish.

The start of the race saw a number of Lasers side by side as they fought to get an advantage up the long first work, playing the shifts and asserting their right of way on starboard.

Back in the fleet the Corsairs were pushing up the course as well and contributing to an unscheduled swim by Mauri in his Laser when he was looking well placed after a finely crafted start from the port end of the line.

The rounding of the windward mark didn’t all go according to plan for Peter. He had to perform a 360 degree turn after causing another Laser to have to avoid him, and Andy hitting the mark due to the tide and having to do a turn as well.

Close racing throughout the fleet followed on through the next eight legs of the course, with one of the NS14s seen to have their work cut out with main, jib and spinnaker proving a handful in the gusty conditions.

The NSW Maritime launch kept an eye on proceedings at the ocean end of the course while the fleet spread out over the race course.

Over the length of the race, the lead changed several times, but first over the line at the end was Peter Fell in a Laser, followed by Kate Yoemans in a smaller Laser rig, then Wayne Culph (visiting from Harwood), Craig Foley and Mauri Meyer.


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