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Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

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Northern NSW Local Health District COVID update for January 14

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 8pm last night, January 13, there were 905 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the District – this figure does not include positive rapid antigen tests (RAT) for the reporting period.

The new mayor

Ben Franklin’s glowing endorsement of our new Mayor, Michael Lyon, is something to be concerned about. Lyon was a...

An unexpected vote for two Rous representatives from Lismore Council

Last night the new Lismore City Council voted for two Councillors to represent Lismore on Rous County Council, even though the agenda was clear that Rous County Council voting had been excluded owing to the requirement for a minimum nomination period of 21 days.

Cheeses that love you back

Everyone’s favourite artisan cheesemaker Deb Allard has been making her cheeses, kefir, yoghurt, butter and milk for 18 years,...

New Murwillumbah exhibition inspired by red centre residency

A new exhibition exploring the landscapes and power of Central Australia will open at Murwillumbah's Small Works Gallery this...

776 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

There’s no shortage of positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern NSW Health District with the current count likely to be an underestimation of the numbers due to the overwhelmed testing capacity.

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.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant

New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday 11, January) to repeatedly speak...