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Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest has announced that two drones will be provided for Tweed Shire beaches, yet Greens member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she is still waiting to find out if her Ballina electorate will receive any.
Last years successful trial of shark spotting drones on the north coast has led to the announcement that they will be trialling the drones to provide beach safety surveillance over 15 beaches from the start of the October school holidays.
The NSW Government has turned to drones after a second controversial trial of shark nets on the North Coast caught even fewer sharks than the previous trial in 2016-17. But it has still failed to rule out returning nets to our beaches again next year.
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Forest campaigners have today stopped work in Styx River State Forest north east of Armidale to protect a Greater Glider and its home.
An entomology professor says authorities are likely to eradicate a Red Imported Fire Ant outbreak in the Tweed Shire but the invasive species will reach the Northern Rivers again.