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‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

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Short films grace the screen from Oct 21

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is back from October 21 to 30 with a ten-day program of premieres, panels and parties.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.

Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.

A Forest of excellence

Forest Byron Bay, a restaurant by Crystalbrook Collection, has won the Regional Contemporary Australian Restaurant – Formal category at...

National Circus Festival: 30 September–2 October

It’s finally here and everyone is beyond excited. This weekend the National Circus Festival makes its way to the...

The Irukandjis sting in USA

Australia's national surfing team the Irukandjis have won a silver medal overall at the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games which just wrapped up at Huntington Beach, California.

Stories about "great white shark":

Senator tells parliament why sharks should not be culled

Surfer and conservationist, Greens senator Peter Whish Wilson, describes himself as someone ‘who wants to save the creatures who are potentially out to eat him.’ Here he explains why.

Ballina MP to sit on state government shark inquiry

Ballina MP Tamara Smith will be a member of a just-announced parliamentary inquiry into the management of sharks in NSW waters.

Time to find a shark solution

Bruce Apps, Townsend. With the recent sightings of large great white sharks within the vicinity of beaches where recent attacks have occurred on humans should convey a message, loud and clear to our NSW Government, that something urgently must be done to clear this great north coast area of the state from the dangers of these ‘man eaters’.

How to spot sharks before they spot you

David Gilet, Byron Bay. Recently on television there was a series of programs on preventing attacks on humans by predators. The three animals featured were crocodiles, polar bears and great white sharks. None of the solutions in relation to great white sharks seemed to be very effective.

Man ‘thrown out of boat’ by shark

Byron Bay’s beaches were closed on Wednesday afternoon after a local fisherman had a close encounter with a shark, believed to be a Great White.

Animal-friendly shark deterrent wanted

Wayne Stokes, Ewingsdale. Still no letters in The Echo asking our council or Marine Park Authority how they plan to manage the increasing threat of large sharks in our waters.

Shark-spotting drones? How about an ecological reconnaissance?

Tracking large sharks sounds good on paper, but what’s required for the sake of beachgoers, to stalk these marine predators and report their whereabouts?

More patrols needed to save swimmers

Paul Owies, Bangalow. I am a keen swimmer who swims the Pass - Club House four times a week. I have continued to swim since the shark attack by the Great White last week.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.