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Time to find a shark solution

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Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

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Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

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Byron Bay's Francis Cloake is one of two Northern Rivers photographers named as a finalist in the prestigious Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

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Murwillumbah Arts Trail coming in May

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With the recent sightings of large great white sharks within the vicinity of beaches where recent attacks have occurred on humans should convey a message, loud and clear to our NSW Government, that something urgently must be done to clear this great north coast area of the state from the dangers of these ‘man eaters’.

There is a solution and it must be found through ongoing research because if not the financial returns to the area will diminish as long as the sharks are present within our favourite holiday areas.

Surely someone has thought about devices that send out a particular frequency that causes irritation to the sharks and may cause them to move on. Repeatedly saying that it is the sharks’ domain and humans should stay out of the surf as it belongs to the sharks is not a solution.

Bruce Apps, Townsend


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