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NEW SAFETY CAMPAIGN TARGETS INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS

Beach safety messages are something we hear and see regularly, but sadly there are still drownings on North Coast beaches. Following the death of two international visitors last year, a new safety campaign has been launched, to target those foreign to our waters. Read More »

4 METRE GREAT WHITE SHARK CAUGHT OFF CITY BEACH

A four metre Great White has been caught in a shark net off Newcastle’s Bar Beach. The shark was taken to the Newcastle Fishing Co-op and then transfered the the Port Stephens Marine Research Centre for further analysis. A spokesperson for the NSW DPI says the Shark Meshing program aims to reduce the risk of shark attack on some of the State’s most popular beaches. Since its introduction in 1937, the program has been effective in helping to provide a safer environment for swimmers and surfers. The program involves using specially designed nets along 51 beaches from Newcastle to Wollongong, where the majority of people in NSW swim and surf. The nets are not set as a barrier but rather as a netting technique that deters dangerous sharks from establishing a territory and reduces the risk to swimmers. This program ... Read More »

POLICE CALL FOR INFORMATION THREE YEARS ON

It’s now three years since a Caves Beach couple were savagely murdered inside their home, but police are no closer to finding whoever’s responsible. Detectives have renewed calls for witnesses to come forward, and say they’re still chasing leads. Read More »

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