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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Water strategy

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Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Gaslands filmmaker Josh Fox’s guest spot at the Byron Bay International Film Festival is in jeopardy following his arrest in Washington at a hearing into hydraulic fracturing for coal-seam gas, or ‘fracking’. He refused to leave and was arrested for ‘unlawful entry’.

The festivals also plans to run Bimblebox, a documentary about coal expansion in Australia. The Bimblebox Nature Refuge lies in the path of what will be the Earth’s largest coal mines. One woman, Paola Cassoni, decided to resist the China First project. See more online at www.bbff.com.au.

 


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