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Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Crossing Over

I miss travelling. I miss the thrill of going somewhere new. The last few years feels like we’ve had no adventures. No interesting and foreign lands to explore.  It’s been all about staying at home. Thanks to Annastacia Palaszczuk, going to Queensland feels a bit like going overseas. I’ve had to cross the border for work a few times lately. 

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I’d like to congratulate Byron Shire Council and Ballina MP Tamara Smith for knocking back premier Mike Baird’s shark nets and for implementing Shark Watch, a program specifically designed to protect surfers.

Even WA premier, Colin Barnett – not noted for his greenie credentials – rejected shark nets, calling them ‘killing machines.’

More than 1,000 dolphins and numerous other marine creatures have died in the Qld netting programs to date.

As a long-term Lennox Head resident and surfer, I am deeply saddened at the thought of a net within Cape Byron Marine Park at Lennox Head.

Lisa Walker, Lennox Head

 

 


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