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by Johnno
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

A posting from Rod McKelvey on the 22/4/2011 It’s been a few weeks since we last heard from the Hearnes Lake protesters, but information has come to light which once again shows up the sorry tale of associations and acquaintances that was Labors Part 3A Planning process. For those wishing to listen,...
by Johnno
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Trip Around Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 9661

Re: Trip Around Australia

I'm taking the 2005 diesal Hilux and towing a camper trailer that I'm yet to purchase. I'm putting an extra battery in the Hilux and installing roof racks. It already has a solid bullbar. With the the way the aussie dollar is and the price of diesel go and spend 9 mths in Indo and you would still c...
by Johnno
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Seven Ghosts
Replies: 9
Views: 2685

Seven Ghosts

New Rip Curl flick >>>>> Seven Ghosts !!!! And thanks to fong for posting the shark thread as that had a link to a clip for the movie ................ I want to surf it too 8) http://thepoplifestore.blogspot.com/2011/04/indonesian-tidal-bore-incredible.html http://www.myvidster.com/video/1428461/Sur...
by Johnno
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

That's all we can hope for. Unfortunately there's been consistent opposition but no results. One survey of local residents was something like 96% against development a few years back. The current petition has 14,000 signatures against according to the local paper. Most recent development (no pun in...
by Johnno
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

Does this help you johnno? http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/part-3a-scrapped-in-100-days-plan-20110404-1cwq2.html Not for Hearns Lake as that will need to be settled in the Land and Environment court (as we all know that can only be fought on the process the Dept of Planning has taken ...
by Johnno
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Will You Surf Alone and at First Light?
Replies: 38
Views: 6714

Re: Will You Surf Alone and at First Light?

the only downside is that often, with lmited light and no one out to gauge size, ive fallen in to the trap of paddling out under gunned. usually days that look say 4 -6, but are really 6 plus or heavy long period swells. Had that happen to me quite a few times over the years........... :wink: :lol:...
by Johnno
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

^^^^^ No problems with the updates as I just hope that by what we do here gives others hope to fight against development that is neither sustainable or in the best interests of the environment as we only have one planet EARTH !!!!! The following video has been put together to show what we are all ab...
by Johnno
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quake and Tsunami hit northern Japan
Replies: 103
Views: 17919

Re: Quake and Tsunami hit northern Japan

Ok the footage isn't the best but I would like to see someone try and paddle into this .... :arrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJRE6I-p ... re=related

For that matter someone being towed all from a safe vantage point :lol:
by Johnno
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

Just to keep everyone that is interested in the loop we had a good turn out on Saturday at Emerald Beach and weight of numbers has now swung council. :D COFFS Harbour City Council has announced after taking into account the community opposition and the legal advice received it has decided to commenc...
by Johnno
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

If you think that the banks are in competition with each other, you haven't looked closely enough. Would not think that at all as I have had inside knowledge of how multinationals operate ......... :wink: Unfortunately they have become untouchable to any country or government. But the politicians m...
by Johnno
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

Passed all this onto a ACA producer, I am not sure if will help, it might be a bit too serious for them. Thanks mate but yeah have contacted a lot of media outlets but only the local ones have run a story on it. Even though this development would show just how corrupt not only the minister is and h...
by Johnno
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

Just another update from Liz Dray yesterday ...... :arrow: So who really is behind the proposed development of Lot 22. There has been a threat made against the lives of two councillors actively protesting the development – source unknown at this stage. Earlier suggestions of financial ruin have been...
by Johnno
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

Just another update on how corrupt the system is ......HOW DEVELOPERS GET APPROVAL FROM DoP - http://hughsaddleton.com.au/?p=2620#more-2620 Quote "There would appear to be a conflict of interest from this public servant. From this it can be taken that everything was done to walk this development ove...
by Johnno
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

Thanks alakaboo, just what we need some crazies :lol:

Well I guess they will make things a little more interesting.

And far from over ....... which is why the developers are feeling a little nervous............. :wink:
by Johnno
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pro Surfing or UFC?
Replies: 65
Views: 11620

Re: Pro Surfing or UFC?

The dude wasn't to much of a local if no other locals came to his aid to back him up. Like if you have a mate getting bashed do you just watch or come to his aid :roll: Must have been a few "locals" in the water at the time and a few watching the surf so where were they ????? These things happen eve...
by Johnno
Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help > Another Mad Development.
Replies: 69
Views: 14226

Re: Help > Another Mad Development.

Just a bit of an update as it seems that someone that may have invested in this is starting to get nervous as this was on the front page of the local paper yesterday. :arrow: Death threat for councillor - http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/story/2011/02/23/death-threat-development-coffs-coast/ Als...
by Johnno
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Pro Surfing or UFC?
Replies: 65
Views: 11620

Re: Pro Surfing or UFC?

How long is it until somebody is knifed in the surf???? Um, probably a while after surfers start carrying knives. Maybe one of those strap-on fishing knives. Yeah, love to see that :shock: Been done ............... :arrow: about 30 years ago just ask Fitz ........... :wink: Around 40 years ago wasn...
by Johnno
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: what sort wave do u like best????
Replies: 38
Views: 5842

Re: what sort wave do u like best????

1. North Coast/SE Qld point break 2. 200m+ ride 3. 3-4 ft wave height 4. Uncrowded 5. Warm water 6. No sharks ................to dream the impossible dream ..... It can become a little boring after a few years :wink: In my youth anything with grunt/mainline rush :D now a lot older and a little wise...