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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Double demerit warning from police

Police are encouraging road users to take care while travelling on NSW roads, ahead of the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II and the start of the September school holidays.

31,000-year-old skeleton found in famous Borneo rock art caves shows earliest evidence of amputation surgery

Evidence of what is believed to be the earliest known amputation in human history has been found by a team of Australian and Indonesian archaeologists in Borneo.

A Primary Focus

A succession of crafters, woodworkers, surfboard shapers, and artists of all kinds have spent creative time in the original...

7.30am update from the SES regarding floods in the Northern Rivers

The State Emergency Service (SES) issued a statement a few minutes ago with an update on the flooding situation in the Northern Rivers.

Deadliest year for coastal drownings in NSW

In their latest safety report, Surf Life Saving NSW says that the 2021/2022 season had the highest number of coastal drownings on record.

Kingscliff kids get to say ‘thank-you’

With so many everyday heroes helping in times of disaster, many people have wanted to thank their saviours without always having the opportunity to be able to express their gratitude.

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Planet Watch: Drowning not waving – tales from a dying ocean

This month Planet Watch explores how climate change will affect the oceans and its creatures.

Reef approaching danger as climate crisis escalates

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have urgently ‘sounded the warning bell’ for the Great Barrier Reef this summer. Authorities have warned that Queensland is facing one of the warmest years on record, projecting a great risk for the Reef.

End to lethal component of Great Barrier Reef shark control program

A Queensland tribunal has placed significant restrictions on culling of sharks in the Great Barrier Reef.

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...

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.