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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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For Tony Barry

The Drill Hall Theatre Company’s season of Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling is dedicated to the memory...

Long COVID may deal “lifelong disability” if no action taken says new research

Review finds long COVID effects major systems similar to chronic fatigue syndrome, POTS and other disorders.

Kids Helpline ready for the school year to begin

As children across Australia begin a new school year, Kids Helpline is reminding families to keep an eye on their children’s wellbeing at what can be an anxious and stressful time.

New blood running again

If you missed out on tickets to October’s sold-out season of the award-winning local musical New Blood, you will be thrilled to know that it’s back by popular demand for a second season in February. The musical that got the whole region talking is back, for two nights only, at the Byron Theatre, 8–9 February. This new musical, created by local musicians and performers, is an absolute ‘must see’ – it’s funny, deeply moving and resonated loudly with local audiences.

One in six older Australians experience elder abuse – what can you do?

An aging population is seeing up to one in six elderly Australians now experiencing elder abuse according to a...

New partnership set to ReCirculate plastic waste into construction material

Turning the Northern Rivers' unwanted plastics into a reusable commodity is one step closer, with Southern Cross University and CRDC Global signing a new partnership agreement.

Stories about "shark tagging":

Meeting considers shark culling, nets and deterrent technology

Shark mitigation and deterrents are on the agenda for a meeting in Byron Bay today of the Senate Environment and Communications Senate Committee.

Shark listening station installed at Lennox Head

A state-of-the-art shark listening station has been installed at Lennox Headland beach but it will only provide updates on the movements of previously tagged sharks.

Shark ‘listening stations’ for Byron, Ballina

The department of primary industries (DPI) is installing two ‘listening stations’ for tagged sharks in the ocean off Byron Bay’s Clarkes Beach and Ballina’s Sharpes Beach.

Rare speartooth sharks caught and tagged

 The first ever adult Speartooth Sharks have been caught and satellite tagged by CSIRO scientists working in remote Cape York. The elusive shark species -...

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.

Shark tagging program begins this week

Shark tagging on the north coast is set to start this week with government experts briefing media in Ballina today on the scientific research program.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.