Ballina News from around the Web – 18th Feb 2016

Here are some of the news stories in and around Ballina this week. Do you have a story? Send it through to us here.

Report finds Pacific Highway upgrade can go ahead despite concerns about Ballina koalas
The report found the Woolgoolga-to-Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade would have little impact on koalas living on the Blackall Range. It was compiled …

Doug digs his rainforest trees
A tiny pocket of ‘Big Scrub’ rainforest has been painstakingly reintroduced alongside Youngman’s Creek at Alpine Nurseries Alstonville thanks to the …
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Girl, 9, hit by alleged drunk driver in northern NSW
A nine-year-old-girl has been hit by an alleged drunk driver as she got off a school bus near Ballina on the NSW north coast.

New clever buoys ‘the holy grail’ of shark defence
There were 14 unprovoked shark attacks in NSW last year, one of which killed surfer Tadashi Nakahara off the coast of Ballina in February.

Large shark ends surf comp, boat capsizes in Nth NSW
A GREAT white shark sent surfers scrambling out of the water and a boat capsized offshore in waters of Northern NSW earlier today.
About 7am police watching over the pumping surf at Lennox Head spotted what they considered a “large” shark lurking in the break.

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