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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Everything Everywhere All At Once

The Federal Film Society work at building community through film and food every second Saturday of the month at...

West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.

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Summer shark safety campaign launched

Two additional drones will complement the NSW government’s shark-mitigation measures, which will roll out for summer on top of existing measures including helicopter surveillance and SMART drumlines.

Shark nets, drones and drum lines – beach safety the focus

Staying safe in the water as the weather heats up and the school holidays start it is important to keep water safety at the top of your mind. Rivers as well as the ocean can have strong currents and snags that are dangers to swimmers – though rivers generally have less sharks.

Shark nets to return to north coast beaches

Shark nets will again be ‘trialled’ at five north coast beaches this coming summer despite their largely ineffectual impact on the predators last season and widespread community concern about so-called ‘bycatch’.

Govt spying on sharks with new listening device at Ballina

The NSW Government has expanded its network of ‘shark listening stations’ along the coastline to 21, with the addition of one at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach. But the Greens have questioned why the government is still persisting with its failed North Coast shark net program.

Shark nets removed as whales return

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) says it is in the process of removing shark nets from north coast waters almost two weeks early as migrating whales have already been spotted along the NSW coast as far north as Kingscliff.

Shark nets set to be removed in June

The state government will remove its controversial shark nets from waters off the north coast following the six-month trial that ends in June. They will be offset by an increase in the number of SMART drum lines, which have proven more successful.

Sea Shepherd crew accused of de-baiting shark lines

A Sea Shepherd crew were questioned by police yesterday following allegations they removed the baits from smart drum lines at Ballina and Byron Bay.

Shark devices pose threat to boats: Sea Shepherd

So-called 'smart drum lines' in Ballina and Byron Bay could be a threat to boaties, the Sea Shepherd Australia group has claimed.

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.

Smart drum-lines for sharks to be trialled at Ballina

The state government is set to begin trials of ‘smart drum-lines’ off the coast of Ballina today in an effort to stop shark attacks in the area

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.