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DOLPHIN PLAN HATCHED

After two full-scale and very costly rescues, a plan has been hatched to stop dolphins from getting into Ballina’s Prospect Lake. Australian Seabird Rescue has come up with an idea, and the council says it’s happy to foot the bill.

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MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

For too long it has been a stigma in society, but mental health is being openly discussed and even celebrated this week. Case workers and clients mixed with the community in Byron Bay, for a day of acceptance.

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WHALES MAKE A SPLASH IN BYRON

Byron Bay is known as one of the best vantage points in the country to watch whales, and now a study has found there may be a reason for that. Southern Cross University researchers believe the Bay is an important resting area for mums and their calves during the southern migration.

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AWARD FOR LOCAL HERO

Since 1992, Australian Seabird Rescue has been saving north coast pelicans, dolphins, whales and even seals. Now the service’s co-founder, Marny Bonner, has been recognised for her achievement, receiving the International Fund for Animal Welfare Action Award.

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11 VICTIMS 1 DOCTOR

The CEO of Lismore Base Hospital, Chris Crawford, has formally apologised to the alleged victim of obstetric malpractice, Connie Scholl. It follows allegations that Czech doctor, Roman Hasil, sexually assaulted a handful of women at the hospital over a four-year period.

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HEATHLAND A HAZARD

As the weather warms up, heathland from Evans Head to the Tweed is being burnt off to protect nearby dwellings. The Rural Fire Service says the scrub along parts of the coast hasn’t been burnt for decades and poses a major risk.

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WHEELY GOOD TIME

The words bikie gang usually conjure up thoughts of tattoos, leather jackets and even stud collars. They often have a bad reputation, but thousands of riders were on the Northern Rivers today to celebrate what’s best about being a bikie, mateship.

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