18.9 C
Byron Shire
March 30, 2023

Ocean Shores swimmers power to strong results at regional swimming competition

Latest News

Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?

From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.

Other News

Cooler year ‘reprieve’ but trends continue, says Australia’s Environment Report

The latest annual report on the state of Australia’s environment has suggested that 2022’s higher than average rainfall could provide “a reprieve” for Australia and better enable it to cope with the forecast 2023 dry spell.

TEB takes one from two in cricket grand finals

Last Saturday saw grand final cricket action across all grades on the Far North Coast with Tintenbar-East Ballina (TEB)...

Will Provest win the Tweed seat over Elliot?

It appears that Tweed MP Geoff Provest will retain the seat of Tweed but there are still plenty of votes to be counted.

The search for Australia’s best public dunny is on again!

The Continence Foundation of Australia is asking for submissions to find Australia’s best public toilets as part of this year’s much-loved Great Dunny Hunt.

NEFA welcomes the election of a new government

The North East Forest Alliance welcomes the election of the Minns Labor government with their promise to create a Great Koala National Park, and calls for a moratorium on logging within the park proposal until the promised assessment is complete.

Monthly market

Congratulations to all concerned on the successful relaunch of the Byron market held on the first Sunday of the...

Ocean Shores Aquatic team at training: (L-R) Delilah, Lily, Lawson, Tully, Madison (missing are Orlando and Giorgia) with Adrian. Photo supplied.

A group of seven athletes from the Ocean Shores Aquatics swim team took part in the annual Country Regional Swim Meeet held at Alstonville over January 22 and 23.

The invite-only event, based on qualifying times, attracted swimmers from Forster to the Tweed border.

‘They all excelled in one way or another, whether it was challenging themselves to race a bit more distance, try out different techniques, or simply just have a go and exercise their belief,’ coach Adrian Filipic said. 

‘All results were well deserved’.


Lawson King (12yrs): gold 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, silver 50m backstroke and 50m fly, fifth in 100m backstroke (all swims were personal best times).

Delilah Warton (11yrs): gold in 50m freestlye, 50m butterfly and 100m butterfly, silver in 100m freestlye, 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke (all personal bests).

Madison Harper (12yrs): bronze 100m breaststroke and personal best times across eight other events.

Lily Purtell (11yrs): all personal best times in four events with two fourths.

Tully Harper (11yrs): personal best times in four events.

Orlando Blandford (8yrs):  two best times.

Giorgia Benedetti (10yrs): competed in three events.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Appeal to locate man last seen at Casino on way to Tweed

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

Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?

More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable following the devastating 2022 floods.  The...

$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire

Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.

No street gathering policy for Ballina Shire

A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against a Greens-led motion for a new policy enabling resident-led street closures for gatherings and play.