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Hanging on at Kyogle rodeo

Hold on tight: Alstonville bull rider Jayden Sims competes in the Kyogle Bull Ride on Saturday night.
Hold on tight: Alstonville bull rider Jayden Sims competes in the Kyogle Bull Ride on Saturday night. Diane Essery

THE dust was flying at the Kyogle Showgrounds on Saturday night, as almost 1000 people gathered for the annual Bull Ride Spectacular.

And there was no shortage of action to keep them entertained.

With 90 riders signing up for events, competition was fierce.

Taking out the prized Barry Fuller Memorial Shield in the open bull ride was Glen Lefoe.

He beat several top bull riders to win the event, including Kyogle’s own Danial Piggott, Greg Makejev from Bonalbo, and Cameron Burn from Warwick.

Junior Bull Ride winner was Jeffery Moretto, with Jackson Felton taking out the Junior Steer section.

There were no scores in the novice or the NRA Poddy Ride categories.

Although the riding was the focus of the night, there was also music and entertainment from Mick Oberlee.

The Bull Ride Spectacular is one of the most popular events on the Kyogle calendar.

It is also a fundraiser, and this year raised several thousand dollars for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, Kyogle Rugby League, Kyogle SES, and other community organisations.



Missing swimmer on north coast, search underway

HAZARDOUS SURF: Surf lifesavers are pleading with the public to stay out of the water this weekend after one of the biggest rescue days occurred on Saturday and swimmer is still missing on the north coast.

Hazardous surf warning and one swimmer missing

Ute and truck smash on highway

CRASH RESCUE: At 2am on Sunday the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out to a crash involving a ute colliding with a truck on the Pacific motorway near Brunswick Heads.

Pacific Highway blocked after ute and truck smash

Ferry return to service delayed

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Service will not resume as expected

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