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October 19, 2021

Surfers standing up for koalas

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Lismore school closed and COVID venues of concern and – October 14

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

COVID-19 update in Northern NSW

From 8 pm yesterday, 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Northern NSW. Nine cases have been identified...

The Great Reopening

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Queensland Parliamentary Annexe disturbed by Extinction Rebellion protest

This morning, October 13, a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion disrupted the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe in Brisbane.

STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Up-and-coming Australian surfer Pacha Light with Bunker. Photo Larisa Cevallos.

It’s always great when earthlings can find a way to help out other earthlings – we’re all in this together after all!

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be able to plant at least 1000 extra eucalyptus trees to help feed struggling koala populations after the organisers of the 6th Biennial Global Wave Conference raised $7,000 for the sanctuary’s koala breeding habitat program.

The conference gathered to advance the recognition of the value of waves and their protection around the world, and brought some of the best minds from the surfing, conservation and innovation communities to Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast last February.

In 2008, 27 koalas were admitted to the sanctuary’s Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. By 2019 the number had sky-rocketed to almost 600. The hospital now treats more than 12,000 animals each year.


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