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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Cinema: Poor Things

With so many shades of Frankenstein, and featuring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe and Ramy Youssef, Poor Things is set in Victorian London. Medical student Max McCandles (Youssef) becomes an assistant to the eccentric surgeon Dr Godwin ‘God’ Baxter (Dafoe) and falls in love with Godwin’s ward, Bella (Stone), a childlike young woman…

Wallum update: protectors at the ready

The fight to save the Wallum heathland in Brunswick Heads has gone into overdrive, with dozens of locals staunchly holding the line on-site, while thousands more lobby state and federal politicians in pursuit of permanent protection.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Wallum: councillors failed to listen to the community

Thank you, Councillors Lyon, Pugh and Coorey for explaining what went wrong with the Wallum development application (DA) process on Facebook. The community f*cked up because they failed to object?

Pushing Up the Tempo

Paving her way in the music scene, Yazmin has played alongside some of the biggest artists in the world at venues throughout Australia, Bali and the UK. She has spent her time in the industry supporting the likes of Kaskade, Futuristic Polar Bears, Savage, The Potbelleez, Stafford Brothers, Joel Fletcher, Hilton Caswell and many more!

Stories about "shark sightings":

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).

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?