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Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

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Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

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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.

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.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.