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We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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Hospitals under strain

With ever increasing pressure on health services across the nation and locally, how are health staff coping – and are there enough ICU beds and ventilators to cope with the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases?

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

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.

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

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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).

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.