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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Search for a home

Jules Claydon, Ocean Shores I helped a friend move to a new rental property last week, relieved that a stressful...

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Dreaming about a bucket-list surfing and wellness holiday?

Have you always dreamt about traveling to exotic ‘bucket-list’ beach destinations like Bali or Vanuatu… or are your dreams...

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Father of Julian Assange to speak on the Northern Rivers this week

Northern Rivers residents can hear Mr Shipton in person at the Courthouse Hotel this Tuesday, May 4, from 7pm as part of the monthly Turning Point Talks.

Stories about "Shark":

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.

Shark drumlines to be deployed at Byron beaches

Ten new Smart drumlines will be deployed at local beaches between Brunswick Heads and Broken Head as part of the NSW Government’s $16 million Shark Management Strategy to protect local beachgoers.

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.

Sirens to warn of sharks at Evans Head

Richmond Valley Council has installed an early warning shark sighting system to protect surfers and swimmers at Evans Head beach.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.