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May 8, 2021

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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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An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Search for a home

Jules Claydon, Ocean Shores I helped a friend move to a new rental property last week, relieved that a stressful...

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

Miracles left, right and centre?

It's emerged Scott Morrison had used a taxpayer-funded VIP jet to attend a Pentecostal conference on the Gold Coast.

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Jamie Steel, Mullumbimby

While I agree in principle that over fishing is a result of ‘leaving us with hungry sharks’ (letter March 6) – to a point – my belief, and I may be wrong, is that the overfishing out on the continental shelf has resulted in more sharks inshore chasing a feed.

To my knowledge, beach netting hasn’t occurred since the introduction of local sanctuary zones.

The fact these zones have been introduced has brought our local marine habitats back to a degree of sustainability, which equals lots of food for sharks! Hence, more sharks than normal.

I would welcome a scientific response to my argument; it may shed a little more light on the subject.

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  1. 2013…Observed Trawlers @ 11pm about Julian Rocks …Marine Park also Spot X …I phoned “Marine Maritime” in Ballina Office …got an Answering Phone message ..Sorry We are Unavailble till 0800hrs .. The Trawlers with lights on continued for Months .
    ..signed Vos of 41 Julian Rocks Drive ….!


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