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How to make sure your fur kids don’t become a Christmas casualty

A TAFE NSW animal studies teacher has dished up some tips to Northern Rivers locals to safeguard their pets against illness and accidents during the festive season.

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NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

Fatal two-vehicle crash – Richmond PD

Just after 7pm Thursday, 30 November 2023, emergency services responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash along the Pacific Highway, Woodburn, about 35km south of Lismore.

Erring on the side of kindness

There is one thing we can all do in these wretched times of powerlessness and overwhelming sorrow. Give. 

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Does Tweed’s time capsule have a message for you?

Former members of the discontinued Murwillumbah branch of community service organisation Apex Australia alongside the Tweed Shire Council came to the tough decision to open the three 50-year-old time capsules in a controlled environment due to public health concerns.

Koalas losers in legal fight; their forests to be denuded

Since July, legal action has stopped the Forestry Corporation logging nationally important koala habitat in Braemar and Myrtle State Forests, south of Casino. However, logging can now resume despite evidence of significant impacts on koalas. 

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Local girl surfers earn podium finishes at the Gromsearch in Newcastle

Le-Ba surfer Ocea Curtis and Byron’s Halo Blanchfield both reached the finals of the second round of the Gromsearch series held at Merewether Beach in Newcastle earlier this month.

Brunswick Surf Lifesaving Club needs you!

We can always hope that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often does, and if last summer is anything to go by, we are going to need all the lifesavers we can get on the beaches this year.

Clean and playful on day 1 of Skullcandy

Yesterday saw the first day of the 2023 Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head with what organisers says was a stellar day of competition, as surfers in the age divisions got the opportunity to revel in clean and playful three-foot surf.

Local woman qualifies for longboarding WSL

Ballina-based surfer Roisin Carolan has qualified for the World Surf League longboard tour that includes contests in El Salvador, California and Australia’s Bells beach. Roisin,...

Queensland surf team win inaugural State of Origin

Yesterday on the Gold Coast, Queensland came out the winners of the first-ever Surfing State of Origin.

The grommets taking over Gallows Beach

Surfing New South Wales says that the weather and water was warm and welcoming for the competitors at Gallows beach, Coffs Harbour for day two of the Billabong Oz Grom Cup presented by SmoothStar. 

New Brighton rescue and tragedy

NSW Police say there is one person dead and another hospitalised after being rescued from surf at New Brighton today.

2023 off to a busy start for surf lifesavers

Surf Life Saving NSW says a man has drowned on the state's Far South Coast on a day volunteer lifesavers were put under the pump by hot weather and large crowds on the state's beaches.

Australian-first Surf Series and workshops ends in Lennox Head on Sunday

It might be cold outside but that's not stopping women who love to surf and over 100 women and girls will participate in the first female event series in Australia on Sunday at Lennox Head.

Australia’s first all-female surfing series launches

Surfing NSW has announced today the launch of an all-female surf series, the Challenge Her Team’s Classic. The series aims to increase female participation and support across the state through three events that focus on fun, skills development and community. 

Tweed development wave continues with $5.2m unit block proposal for city centre

Developers are proposing to build a $5.2m apartment complex near the centre of Tweed Heads as the recent wave of development applications in the town continues.

Abuse and falsehoods erode the public square of science

As the world faces existential problems such as pandemics and climate change, Australian scientists are facing a dilemma about the best way to connect with the wider public.

Protestors find endangered Gliders in active logging zone

Forest campaigners have today stopped work in Styx River State Forest north east of Armidale to protect a Greater Glider and its home.

Tweed fire ants may be eradicated but more will come, says professor

An entomology professor says authorities are likely to eradicate a Red Imported Fire Ant outbreak in the Tweed Shire but the invasive species will reach the Northern Rivers again.