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Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

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Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a...

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.

Calls to extend temporary accommodation for flood insured

The one-year limit on temporary accommodation provided by some insurance companies to people whose homes went under in the flood must be extended.

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

Indigenous cricketers go head-to-head

Regional teams came together at Ballina’s Fripp Oval for an Indigenous cricket challenge carnival on January 26, last week. The...

Stories about "Shark":

Have your say on managing sharks off our coast

The natural territory of a shark is the ocean and while it is rare, there are shark attacks on humans. How we manage the human-shark interaction is open for your response with the annual survey of ‘local sentiments about the current approach’ to shark management now open.

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.

Community advocacy

I am a small business owner of Byron Central Apartments. Tamara Smith MP has recently supported us on two separate occasions advocating effectively with...

Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of the fence. A well-to-do lawyer...

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy.