NSW surf towns say ‘no’ to shark nets

Grey Nurse shark caught in net

TOM ROBERTS Following a drop in community support for shark nets on the NSW North Coast and the state government’s decision last month not to carry out a third shark net trial, experts and residents are looking to alternative technologies to keep … [Read more...]

A secret escape to North Stradbroke Island

KATHRYN UNDERWOOD Wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle along the coastline? With the Gold Coast’s population expected to rocket during the Commonwealth Games, it may be hard to believe that there is a tranquil island a short distance … [Read more...]

Shark sightings stop surfers surfing

KARLEIGH PEARSON Surfers say they are too scared to swim on Northern NSW beaches, as the number of shark sightings and incidents increase. Surfers will continue to make the drive the Gold Coast beaches to avoid being attacked, until … [Read more...]

Breaking the Surface: Phil Jarrat and Rusty Miller Launch First Surf Program at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

BENJAMIN PRATT Approaching its 11th birthday, the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival has remained one of the world’s most prestigious literary festivals. To celebrate their birthday in true Balinese style, this year the festival program has … [Read more...]