June 13, 2012
Whale watch operators and tourists are providing valuable information on the migration of humpback whales along Australia’s east coast through an innovative project run by Southern Cross University researchers.
Funding announced through the Australian Government Initiative – Inspiring Australia – will help extend the East Coast Whale Watch Catalogue project along the length of Australia’s east coast.
June 4, 2012
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after a fatal pedestrian collision in Evans Head.
About 8.20am today (Monday 4 June 2012), a 76-year-old man was crossing the road at the intersection of Woodburn Street and Wattle Street in Evans Head when he was hit by a blue Holden Commodore travelling north along Wattle Street.
The 46-year-old female driver of the Commodore, the only occupant of the car, stopped the vehicle, went to the man’s aid and called emergency services.
Police and paramedics attended, however, were unable to revive the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are investigating the incident and ask anyone who may have witnessed it to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
December 14, 2011
NPWS Pest Management Officer, Lisa Wellman, said that the survey is being undertaken from until December 16 as part of the Fox Threat Abatement Plan and will provide important data on shorebird numbers and movements to assist with management.
November 9, 2011
Member for Ballina Don Page has welcomed the release of a discussion paper on ways to improve the governance of residential parks by the Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts.
Mr Page said that residential parks provide an affordable housing choice for many people, who develop strong, valuable networks of support within their park.
“It is vital that effective laws are in place setting out clear and balanced rights and obligations for residents and park operators,” said Mr Page.
“The discussion paper honours our election commitment to residential park residents to carry out a full review of the Residential Parks Act 1998 and improve the governance of the residential parks industry”.
The paper looks at several ways to help strengthen and grow the residential parks sector, including options for licensing park operators, education for new operators and better ways to resolve disputes about rent increases.
October 24, 2011
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is putting the final preparations in place for a fuel reduction burn to increase fire protection adjacent to Bundjalung National Park, between Evans Head and Iluka.
NPWS Richmond River Area Manager Mark Pittavino said that the burn, which is planned for Tuesday and Wednesday this week, will help to reduce risk to property and protect the natural and cultural values of the national park.
“The purpose of the burn is to provide fuel-reduced areas which will help to prevent the spread of wildfire,” Mr Pittavino said.
The burn will be in Bundjalung National Park (West) adjacent to the Pacific Highway, fifteen kilometres south of New Italy, to help reduce the spread of wildfire.
August 24, 2011
As we prepare for summer and those lazy weekends spent at the beach with friends and family, spare a thought for those who make it all possible – the surf lifesavers who give up their time, and sometimes even risk their lives, to make our beaches safer, happier, family-friendly places.
Nikon Australia and Surf Life Saving are urging people on the Far North Coast to nominate a local surf lifesaver for a chance to be named the first ever Nikon Clubbie of the Year.
August 17, 2011
Tour Director and event founder Tony Keogh said the Tour truly is Hell on Wheels.
June 1, 2011
NPWS Pest Management Officer, Lisa Wellman, said bitou bush control is undertaken in accordance with the Bitou Bush Threat Abatement Plan, which outlines Statewide priorities, based on protecting endangered species and ecological communities such as grassy headlands and littoral rainforests.
May 18, 2011
The Tweed Valley Four-wheel Drive Club and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) rangers did a clean-up of rubbish over 25 kilometres of beach from South Ballina Wall to a few kilometres north of Evans Head last Saturday.
This operation was undertaken with the support of the Crown Lands Division of the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).
January 17, 2011
The Stramit NSW Country Championships wrapped up today after strong swells forced the relocation of the carnival to Trial Bay. Byron Bay has won the overall carnival pointscore, followed by Warilla-Barrack Point, with the defending title holder Lennox Head-Alstonville ending up in third spot.
The event has been hugely successful over the last two years for the small South West Rocks club and community, generating an estimated $5million within the local economy.
1st Byron Bay 807 pts
2nd Warilla-Barrack Point 575
3rd Lennox-Head Alstonville 459
4th Cudgen Headland 410
5th Coffs Harbour 394
6th Tacking Point 327
7th Port Macquarie 297.5
8th Sawtell 295
9th Shellharbour 268.5
10th Wauchope-BH 200
11th South West Rocks 168
12th Woolgoolga 103
FAR NORTH COAST RESULTS