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Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

Images released of men who robbed the Byron Bowlo

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a licensed premises in Byron Bay earlier this year, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.

New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

Stories about "Shark":

Is the great shark fear justified?

Byron Rangers and Sea Shepherd Byron Bay are launching the film Envoy: Shark Cull with a screening and live Q&A this Wednesday 21 July.

Sharing the menu: sharks take shifts

Study finds sharks do ‘shift work’ in order to share their resources.

Tweed still waiting for action on shark safety

Frustration at the lack of action in relation to sharks and beach user safety in Tweed Shire is clear as Council wait for the state government to follow through on their shark mitigation strategies.

Time to #GiveFlakeABreak?

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is encouraging seafood lovers to choose sustainable alternatives to flake when they visit their local chippy this summer.

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.

Man dies in suspected shark attack – Kingscliff

A man has died after being critically injured in a suspected shark attack at Kingscliff today.

Global study shows Australia’s sharks need protection

The issue of sharks vs man has been highlighted in recent years with the implementation of several methods to keep humans safe, but one of the main threats to sharks comes from another area – industrial fishing.

Byron beaches reopen after shark attack

Byron Bay shark attack victim Sam Edwardes is in a serious but stable condition in hospital following surgery on his leg, which was bitten by a shark during an early morning surf at Byron Bay's Belongil beach yesterday morning.

Drone reveals shadowy ‘shark’ secrets

From Veronica-Pooh Nash-Poleate's ‘Stay outta them oceans ‘cause that’s the sharks house’, to Shark Girl Madison Stewart who swims with them on a daily basis, there are few people who don’t have an opinion about sharks.

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.