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Local MP pushes for social housing at hospital site 

What negotiations are happening behind closed doors with the former Mullum hospital site? 

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Photo of the week – 29 May 2024

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Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Live animal export

For well over 20 years, the government has been promising to stamp out the horrendous cruelty and abuses fundamental...

Cinema: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Years after a global catastrophe, Australia is a radioactive wasteland. The Green Place of Many Mothers is one of the last remaining areas with fresh water and agriculture. Raiders discover the Green Place while a young Furiosa Jabassa and Valkyrie are picking peaches. Furiosa attempts to sabotage their motorbikes, but the raiders capture her as a prize for their leader, warlord Dr. Dementus of the Biker Horde. Furiosa’s mother Mary pursues them to the Horde’s camp. Although Furiosa mortally wounds the last raider before he can divulge the location of the Green Place, Mary is unable to stop him from delivering Furiosa to Dementus.

Local MP pushes for social housing at hospital site 

What negotiations are happening behind closed doors with the former Mullum hospital site? 

First observations of meltwater eating away at Antarctic ice shelves

Scientists who have witnessed Antarctic ice shelf decay are escalating concerns that rising air temperatures will push these frozen masses to unprecedented fractures.

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Dog attack kills another wallaby at Cosy Corner, Tallow Beach

Wednesday saw another wallaby put down after a suspected dog attack on the beach at Byron Bay, the second in a short period of time.

Green tree frogs rescued at Lennox Head

Thanks to two locals there were 15 green tree frogs rescued from certain death last week on the walk up to the Pat Morton lookout at Lennox Head. 

Dog attack on wallaby South Golden Beach – joey rescued

A dog attacked a swamp wallaby yesterday (Tuesday, 3 May) at South Golden Beach (SGB) seriously distressing witnesses, one of whom attempted to get...

Our tawny frogmouth family nest

Tawny frogmouths face a number of threats from human activities and pets so keep an eye out for them and make sure you call WIRES if they need help.

SOS: Save Our Species Oz bush dance and all round fun this Sunday

It has just been announced that Waangenga Blanco, ex Bangarra dancer and choreographer, will be performing a visually spectacular Ochre Dance at this Sunday's SOS Oz bush dance and fundraiser for wildlife.

Ringtail joey rescued near land-clearing site

A tiny ringtail possum joey has been rescued in the vicinity of a newly cleared patch of land on Repentance Creek Road, Goonengerry. Ringtails usually have two joeys, however, and the fate of little Carmel's mum and sibling are unknown.

Ever wondered what to do with injured wildlife? 

Local vets and the Macadamia Castle wildlife team are calling for help to set up a wildlife hospital on the northern rivers in recognition of the specialist care needed for caring for our native Australian wildlife.

Snakes are on the move…

The days are warming up and WIRES is warning people that snakes are starting become more active – so keep your eyes open to ensure you keep out of their way.

Cocos palms prove deadly for wildlife

WIRES were called to Casino when a local noticed a  the local currawongs swooping something stuck high in a palm tree. It was a Grey-headed flying-fox which had become entangled in the palm fronds.

As breeding season approaches, nesting boxes are needed

Many Australian birds and mammals need nest hollows to shelter and raise their young. But as tree removal has seen a massive drop in available nesting sites for our native species.

SHIFT staying put in Byron

Established in 2019, Linen SHIFT is a social enterprise commercial laundry of the SHIFT Project – a learning environment where women can acquire work readiness skills by practising them on the job. 

Why jobseekers were abandoned

Many were left puzzled by the recent federal budget by Labor Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, with its projected surplus of $9.3 billion. 

Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging.