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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Stories about "mosquitoes":

Late mosquito season hits North Coast

A long summer and recent rains have boosted mosquito populations and the North Coast Public Health Unit is reminding residents and visitors to protect themselves against the insects which are increasing in numbers.

Could the Northern Rivers be the next Dengue hotspot?

As climate change gathers pace, the Northern Rivers could be at a high-risk for invasion by the exotic mosquitoes responsible for Dengue fever due to our proximity to Queensland.

Rid yourself of mossie breading grounds

The recent rains have created ideal conditions for mosquito breeding and there are plenty of mosquito-0borne diseases that are ready to spread. So it is time to clean up all those pools of water around the house.

Mosquitos dive-bombing region

Have been slapping yourself uncontrollably recently? Recent rains and high tides, have created pools of water all over our region, which are ideal breeding spots for mosquitoes – and they have responded by breeding up in droves.

Tangle of Life: The buzz on repelling mosquitoes

Emergency resilience. My phrase for our knowledge and practices from year to year in response to great ecological cycles. One of these is water, turning from scarcity to deluge and back.

Mosquito warning as flood water recedes

Mosquito numbers will increase following the flood as ideal breeding conditions are left behind. Tweed council is encouraging everyone in the region to tip out water from pot plants, clear drains and ensure they aren't creating more breeding grounds for the disease carrying critters.

Massive increase in Ross River fever reported

The incidence of Ross River fever on the north coast has jumped massively, according to NSW Health, from just 19 cases this time last...

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...