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Ballina ‘Steps Up’ against domestic and family violence

The Ballina community came out in force to ‘Step Up Against Domestic Violence on Friday.

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Guitar Journeys & Symbiosis

Two of the Gold Coast’s iconic artists, Felicity Lawless and Black Rabbit George (aka Tijuana Cartel frontman Paul George)...

Ballina ‘Steps Up’ against domestic and family violence

The Ballina community came out in force to ‘Step Up Against Domestic Violence on Friday.

Vale Dave Howard ‘builder extraordinaire’

Local identity Dave Howard passed away in the arms of his wife Libby and surrounded by the six children they share on Monday 14 November.

Supernatural on Bay Lane: style, cocktails, natural wine and food

Looking for a perfect date night? Supernatural, Byron’s hidden gem, is tucked away on Bay Lane, nestled between neighbours...

Killer Queen & Bowie

For the first time, two of Australia’s favourite live acts – The Killer Queen Experience, and Bowie, starring Jeff...

From Margaret River to Byron to save veterans

William ‘Will’ Burnett served in the RAAF for ten years in logistics and ended his career as a well-established physical training Instructor. After his discharge, on his return from the Middle East, his mental health declined and he struggled through the clinical health system.

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Ballina beaches reopen after shark sighting

Two Ballina beaches were closed for more than an hour this afternoon after a ‘two-metre dangerous species of shark was sighted during aerial surveillance.

Shark sightings mar seasonal festivities

Around 8am this morning, a 2.4-metre bull shark was spotted at Lennox Head near Lake Ainsworth. Fortunately, no swimmers or surfers were nearby. But on Boxing Day, a quick thinking life saver shepherded a small shark away from swimmers on Byron's Main Beach.

Five sharks spotted at Suffolk Park

The DPI fisheries helicopter this morning reported sighting five Whaler Sharks, each of around two metres in length in the water off Tallow Beach, Suffolk Park.

Sharks spotted off Lennox, Byron and Brunswick Heads this morning

It’s been a busy day for shark spotters already, with a pair of bull sharks spotted off Lennox Head, a large whaler shark that caused Byron’s Main Beach to be evacuated and a smaller whaler shark seen off Tyagarah Beach.

Sharks now have own Facebook page

Mary Gardner, Byron Bay. Tagged sharks have a Facebook page. Whales and orcas each have one too. The general public can post sightings and check the wildlife conditions before heading off to surf, swim or go whale watching.

Police rescue stranded shark

The sight of a stranded sea creature flapping in the shallows at Ballina’s Shelley Beach on Saturday had police rolling up their trousers and running into the water to save it.

Drones could be used to spot sharks, says local pilot

Amid a series of further shark sightings, some north coast surf lifesavers are considering using drones as a cost-effective way to spot sharks after a presentation at Lennox Head Life Saving Club on the weekend.

Shark sightings at Evans, Lennox, South Golden Beach

North coast shark sightings continue unabated, with swimmers at Evans Head, Lennox Head and South Golden Beach told to get out of the water yesterday (Thursday).

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

Tallow wallabies

Further to Maggie Brown’s letter regarding the incident on Tallow Beach of a wallaby having to be shot by WIRES owing to dog-induced stress...

Floodwaters essential for ecosystem rejuvenation say experts

Along with the human, infrastructure and economic devastation wrought by recent floods, come environmental costs and even benefits.

A community approach to kids’ mental health

Is your local physiotherapist informed about the impacts of natural-disaster-related trauma on 8 to 12-year-olds?