News from around the web – 13.4.17

Some of the local stories from around the web. Remember, if you have anything you think our readers might find interesting, please send it in.

The Bluesfest stars Byron, Lismore and Ballina love the most
SPOTIFY has revealed that American folk rock band The Lumineers leads the pack nationwide as the most streamed Bluesfest artist, followed by Atlanta-based country music group, Zac Brown Band, and hip hop icon, Nas, from the artists in the line up for Bluesfest 2017.

Ballina Ocean Pool to get $50,000 for studies
The state government is expected to announce later today that it will stump up $50,000 to fund engineering and design reports for a proposed ocean pool at Ballina.

14-storey Lennox ski jump a blight
Touting ‘economic benefits’ as the justification for a 14-storey-high ski jump on the dunes at Lennox Head is nonsensical and offensive. Spend $10m on a small handful of elite athletes in an obscure sport who might occasionally buy food and accommodation for a few months of the year.

Yellow lines on highway upgrade a NSW first
A FRESH coat of paint has been applied to road markings on the Pacific Hwy upgrade at Harwood in a state-wide first trial to improve road safety.

BAD TIMING: More shark threat as helicopter surveys canned
MURKY waters washing out of the flood-devastated Byron Bay, Lismore and Tweed Heads townships has made it impossible for crucial shark surveillance to continue along the NSW North Coast.

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