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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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New attractions for Mullum2Bruns Paddle

There’s new free activities to enjoy at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads after this year’s Mullum2Bruns Paddle, which will be held this Sunday, May 26, from 9.30am till 2.30pm.

Legal system fails to keep kids safe

Fifteen years ago, Karen Bell’s three children – Bon 18 months, Maddie 5, and Jack 7, were found with their dead father Gary Bell in a vehicle at Perico – a collapsed hippy colony on the NSW far south coast.

Primary care nurses supported in community

Health services, particularly GP services, have been stretched over recent years and new funding to support nurses and build...

Managing aquifers to deal with groundwater loss

Australians have worried about running out of water since before colonisation. Back then, coastal Aboriginal people turned to rivers, streams and lakes for drinking water; those inland, perhaps a mound spring or well-charged rock hole.

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

Stories about "bees":

Financial and emotional aid for beekeepers

Apart from the damage caused by varroa mite infestations across the state, the beekeeping industry is also suffering a lot of heartbreak as euthanasia is often the only course of action.

Varroa mites continue to move north

In an ever-increasing threat to the Northern Rivers, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) say that tracing has uncovered a new Varroa mite infestation in beehives north of the existing Nana Glen purple zone, at Barcoogere in the Coffs Harbour region.

NSW Blue zone declaration frees up bees

This morning the NSW Varroa Mite General Emergency (Blue) Zone has been declared Varroa mite free with all States and Territories across Australia reaching a unanimous agreement.

Varroa mite Emergency Order still in effect

Beekeepers are reminded that the Varroa Mite Emergency Order still in effect in NSW, with close to 12,000 hives in the surveillance purple zone and more than 30,000 hives statewide having been tested to date.

To bee or not to bee – the important question

Without bees we’re in a bit of trouble – actually, a lot of trouble. Yes, there are other earthlings that pollinate, like wasps, ants and even March flies, but no buzzy body does it better than bees and if we lose them, we’re cactus.

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

More infestations of Varroa found in Newcastle area

What many people don’t know is that without bees, the large variety of plant food on their plate will be decimated because these little...

1,693 hives euthanised after varroa mite detections

Until recently many people who knew little about bees apart from the fact that they make honey, had not heard of Varroa destructor, more commonly known as the varroa mite.

Native Australian parasite bee thrives alongside its bee host

Rather than overwhelming and conquering or being conquered through evolution, this native parasite has thrived by staying friendly with its much more abundant host.

Ballina Council passes controversial DA and climate emergency declaration

Last nights Ballina Shire council meeting approved the controversial development application (DA) for a house and access road on the ridge line at Old Byron Bay Rd, Newrybar on the casting vote of the Mayor David Wright.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron Gates (Goldcoral Pty Ltd) Land...

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.