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Stories about "drum lines":

Not human habitat

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Does Ballina Mayor Wright want the drumlines to stay and shark nets to come back? What we humans must realise is that...

EDO and HSI legal case challenges drum lines in marine park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ix0FNAfAw A court challenge to a permit for lethal shark drum lines within the Great Barrier Reef will begin next week in Brisbane, as dozens...

Ballina will be first to get ‘smart’ drum lines

Ballina will be the first beach in the state to get a new technology, which is used in the shark-infested waters off Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. But the Humane Society International has ‘expressed regret’ at the government's announcement.

Mick Fanning was not ‘attacked’ by shark

Dean Jefferys, skipper of marine conservation yacht Migaloo 2. This is a call to cut the hysteria and remove shark nets and drum lines. People around the world can see that the shark didn't intend to attack and kill Mick Fanning and there is no need to get hysterical about sharks and that humans are not on sharks' menu.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.