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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Monty’s: strawberries and insanity

‘Strawberries are insanely amazing,’ I hear Dave (‘Monty’) tell one customer. Regarding his punnets – three sizes, family, medium,...

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.

This league of pets are super

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NSW gov’t accused of ‘pork barrelling’ in Ballina electorate

As people on the Northern Rivers last week endured the anxiety of severe storm warnings and pre-dawn emergency alerts, a visit from the state’s emergency services minister was barely announced.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.

Comment: Why we need a federal ICAC

I’ve been thinking about very slow things. Thinking about very fast trains that are very slow coming. Thinking about the never-ending Ballina-Byron Airport upgrade – build a new entry, take it out. Build a new, new entry. Take it out. Rinse, repeat.

Stories about "shark attack":

Tweed Shark Attack Mitigation Group want SMART drumlines

Though there are many who would oppose the use of any drumlines, the Tweed Shark Attack Mitigation Group (TSAMG) is calling on the NSW Government to do more to protect the shire’s beachgoers with the winter ‘shark season’ just around the corner.

Calls to remove shark nets from Gold Coast beaches

Have you seen the majestic whales migrating up the coast, and getting caught in shark nets, recently? Burleigh Heads is a good spot for whale entanglement watching – and protesting against shark nets.

White shark responsible for fatal bite of surfer

The NSW Department of Primary Industries Shark Biologist has assessed photographs taken of fatal wounds and confirmed a white shark was responsible for the attack on a surfer at Salt Beach yesterday.

Shark attack survivor says he will surf again

Byron Bay shark attack survivor Sam Edwardes says he hopes to surf again – but it will be a while. Sam's recovering following major surgery after a great white took a 'big chunk' out of his leg.

Close encounters with sharks can be a little frightening

Taking to the ocean on New Years Day for a paddle on his surf ski seemed like a good idea to Andrew Sneddon when he took off from Wategos Beach at around 4pm.

Byron Bay surfer ‘stoked to be alive’ after shark attack

Byron Bay surfer Abe McGrath is in hospital after a shark attack left him bleeding and his board snapped in half at Iluka's Main Beach on Sunday.

Surfers, swimmers join rally against shark nets

Byron Bay surfer and former Greens MP Ian Cohen says that personal responsibility is the key to avoiding shark attack. Mr Cohen was among hundreds of people who rallied against the proposed netting of Ballina's beaches at Lighthouse Beach yesterday.

Byron beaches closed after surfer mauled by shark

Updated 10am: A surfer who was bitten on the thigh by a shark at Broken Head this morning has been discharged from Byron Central Hospital with minor wounds. All beaches across Byron Bay have been closed after the attack.

Shark hero to be awarded for his bravery

A man who risked his life when he paddled out on his surfboard to rescue a surfer bitten by a shark at Ballina last year will be awarded for his bravery in Sydney today (Friday).

Call to trial shark technologies in Ballina waters

Ballina beaches should be among the first to trial some of the new shark repellent technologies being discussed at today’s shark summit in Sydney, according to Ballina MP Tamara Smith.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.