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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam

Low levels of blue-green algae has been detected at Clarrie Hall Dam, Tweed’s main facility for water storage. A green alert has been issued for the dam.

Byron paramedics

Our health services are seriously under-resourced, wait times at emergency departments are out of control, nurses have been on...

Climate change a threat to local Gondwana rainforest mountain frogs

A new Southern Cross University study predicts that two species of mountain frogs located on the NSW/Queensland border are on track to be extinct by 2055.

Warning: Northern Rivers Rail Trail not ready yet

Love or hate it, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is under construction and the community is being urged to wait until it is safe for public use.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Pod homes for Lismore ready for residents

The Southern Cross University temporary housing site is now officially operational and serving as a home for flood affected Lismore locals.

Stories about "Bells Beach":

Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was knocked out of competition at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the new round four surfing against...

McDonagh has first crack at the world’s best pro surfers

At just 16 Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head surfed in his first WSL Championship Tour heat against the current world champion John John Florence...

Locals in the lineup for the Bells Beach pro event

Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head has been given a great opportunity with a berth in the Rip Curl Men’s Trials being held at Bells...

Medina wipes out Slater at Bells Beach

Longstanding surf star Kelly Slater has been eliminated from the prestigious Rip Curl Pro competition at Bells Beach by the 21-year-old reigning world champion Gabriel Medina.

Ringing the Bell for Rip Curl Pro

Yesterday was a thrilling finals day at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, stop No 3 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT).

Moore wins Rip Curl Pro second year running

Carissa Moore of Hawaii has won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach for the second consecutive year defeating Lennox Head's Tyler Wright in the final at Bells Beach by 16.23 to 15.77.

Steph and Soli rep for far north coast

In good onshore waves at Bells Beach yesterday it was victory for Nathan Hedge and Stephanie Single at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Piping Hot Surf Festival 1-Star Qualifying Series divisions.

Bells confirmed as first ASP event of 2014

This morning the hallowed surfing location Bells Beach has been confirmed to host the first Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) event of 2014 with the inaugural Piping Hot Surfing Festival to run from January 3–7.

All go for the Groms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI9-Wi85YlQ   The Groms were the only satisfied customers at Bells Beach in Victoria this morning as another lay day was called for the men’s comp. After...

Surfers set to ring that Bells

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yTDqkfcShM   World champion Joel Parkinson and defending event champion Mick Fanning are both looking forward to competing in the iconic surfing event, the Rip Curl...

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.