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April 15, 2024

Surfers standing up for koalas

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Bangalow retaining wall damage

The wall supporting the western end of Deacon Street has failed – opposite the Roman Catholic Church. Fortunately, this...

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Save Wallum public meeting this Thursday

Activists focussed on Saving Wallum will be holding a public meeting this Thursday at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 6pm.

Aid workers killed

I along with the Israeli and Jewish community in general mourn with the rest of the world for the...

Mayor’s Wallum negotiations unsupported

An update on closed-door deals around the controversial Wallum development by Mayor Michael Lyon has been criticised as not providing any commitment, trading one endangered species for another, while also ignoring the input from the Save Wallum group.

How should the rules around ‘zombie’ developments be improved?

For the North Coast ‘legacy’ or ‘zombie developments’ have been an ongoing issue with many locals aware of, and part of, community opposition to developments like Iron Gates at Evans Head which the community has been fighting against for more than 30 years. 

Tiny homes taken to next level

The Brunswick Heads Post Office Fairy was very happy when they moved into their own, first home, in a post office box in 2018. It was a terrible tragedy for them to come home one morning last September and find that while they had been visiting children, someone had stolen all their fairy stuff.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why The Nude Beach is a Wicked Problem

How do you keep a nude beach safe from sex pests, accepting nudity is not the cause, but that a remote location can encourage predatory opportunism? For me, Tyagarah nude beach is a wicked problem. And I don’t mean morally. I mean culturally.

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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