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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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House? What house? Stolen car crashes into Terranora house

Police say a house in Terranora is significantly damaged thanks to a mystery thief in a stolen car crashing into it over the weekend.

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

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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.

Ballina Shire for the next 4 years: time to have your say

The Ballina Shire Council’s Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 will be on exhibition until the 28th of May with provisions for public feedback. 

Love flowers at the market

As mothers across Australia look forward to (slightly burnt) toast in bed, the local farmers and producers in our...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Four New South Wales Institute of Sport swimmers have kicked off their European season in style by notching medal-winning performances at the 2013 French Open in Vichy.

James Magnussen warmed up for his world championship title defence with a resounding victory in the men’s 100m freestyle, clocking a time of 47.67 en route to gold. He was followed into second and third by fellow NSWIS athletes Daniel Tranter and Matthew Abood respectively.

Magnussen added bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle to his medal swag, with Abood finishing sixth in the same event, while Tranter also picked up bronze after finishing third in the men’s 200m individual medley.

Fellow NSWIS athlete Jess Ashwood also won bronze at the event, taking to the medal dais in the women’s 800m freestyle before just missing out on the medals, finishing fourth, in the women’s 400m freestyle.

From the New South Wales Institute of Sport http://www.nswis.com.au

 


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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

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Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

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