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Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

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Assange rocks

Julian Rocks that we see in the Byron Shire is just the tip of a much larger mass of...

Keeping the Outback alive with patronage

We do love the sunburnt country on our wide brown land, but businesses are falling by the wayside as travellers bypass small towns, or worse, stop to spend a penny but not a few dollars.

It’s Play School!

This year, your favourite Play School TV friends are stepping out of the screen and onto the stage for ‘Let’s Play Together’. Embarking on a thrilling national concert tour started this March in Victoria, they’ll be bringing a whirlwind of fun right across the nation.

Crunch time in local rugby league

The Ballina Seagulls came away with a 12–12 draw, playing away against the Murwillumbah Mustangs last Saturday, which was...

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

What is happening in our community is tragic

Esther Berkon of the Facebook group ‘Jews for Palestine Northern Rivers’ spoke at the Byron Council meeting under that...

Stories about "whales":

NSW gears up for humpback migration with expanded disentanglement team

An expanded team of specialised rescuers are poised and ready to launch as tens of thousands of majestic humpback whales begin their annual migration along the NSW coastline.

Krill supertrawlers found trawling through whale pods in Antarctic

Today Sea Shepherd Global has released footage and images of large industrial krill supertrawlers, once again trawling in large pods of whales off the Antarctic Peninsula.

The humpbacks are heading north

Multiple pods of whales have been spotted off the coast from Seal Rocks to Coffs Harbour in recent days as the northern migration humpback plods its way to warmer waters.

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

First mum and bub southern right whales spotted this season

The first southern right whale and calf captured on camera this season in NSW is adding to the conservation of their species as part of a project helping marine mammal experts identify individual whales.

Good news for whales in Iceland

In an announcement that has made conservationsists very happy, Iceland's fisheries minister, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, has signalled plans to end commercial whaling by 2024 saying there is little economic justification to continue once current quotas expire in 2023. 

Photos reveal devastating toll of ‘walls of death’

Shocking pictures of marine life killed or injured by Queensland shark nets have been obtained under FOI and released this morning by Sea Shepherd Australia, showing dolphins, rays and turtles caught in nets.

Queensland shark nets snare another whale

There seems to be a never-ending stream of non-target species being caught in nets and during the southern migration season, this means whales. The Humane Society International is asking how many is enough?

Whale caught in Gold Coast shark net – again

Yesterday a humpback whale was found in a shark net at Main Beach on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

Great Australian Bight important habitat for cetaceans

On far north coast whales and dolphins are part of our lives – there’s nothing better than heading to Cape Byron to look for these beautiful cetaceans.

King tide flooding in Ballina

King tides in Ballina are expected to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.

Teenage girl missing from Coffs Harbour

Police are asking the public for help finding a teenage girl reported missing from the Coffs Harbour area over the weekend.

Ballina motel siege: captives freed after 6 hrs

A man is to face court today after allegedly holding a woman and a small child against their will in a Ballina unit on Friday.

Editorial – Water politics is undrinkable 

Until now, the most significant difference between Mayor Michael Lyon (independent, former Green) and Greens challenger Cr Sarah Ndiaye has been on the Wallum fiasco.