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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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No air for Ben

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More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

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Belongi Spit

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Upside down river

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Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

The rough conditions at Australia’s most easterly point, where a swimmer managed to scramble on to rocks on Friday (February 2).

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called on late Friday afternoon (February 2) to assist in a search for a male swimmer who had been swept from Tallow Beach around the headland of Byron Bay.

The Rescue Helicopter located the swimmer at the base of the most easterly point of the headland climbing onto rocks.

Conditions at the time were extremely hazardous both in visibility and sea conditions.

The Rescue Helicopter communicated by radio to assist ground search parties to locate the swimmer.


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