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Shark watch over Clarence beaches

WHILE there have been no recent shark sightings near Clarence Valley beaches, beachgoers are being put at ease by regular air patrols.

Gyrocopter pilot Peter Coulter patrols the coastline from Yamba to Byron Bay every weekend in a new step to keep beaches safer.

“I have seen no adverse conditions or problems in my patrols along the coastline,” he said.

“I have seen some pretty spectacular things out there. There are lots of whales and their calves travelling south having a field day with the amount of bait fish that is around.”

Yamba Surf Life Saving Club caretaker Steve Body said the air patrol was a great initiative.

“When we are on patrol it gives a different view to the ocean,” he said.

“The gyrocopters do it well because they can get a bit lower than helicopters and they are much more cost-efficient for this type of work.”



Short-term rentals provide economic boost

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Pamela Wells, the owner of Fairlight Cottage in Seelands, has been using Airbnb and Stayz to bring in business to her B&B.

Pamela Wells is just one example of this economic boost

Jacarok 2017 brings the house down

BELTING IT OUT: Lismore band Cafe Enema perform at Jacarok on October 21, 2017.

Rain didn't keep the crowds away

GALLERY: Jacarok 2017 begins with a bang

Verse 17  takes the stage at Jacarok on October 21, 2017.

Jacarok has kicked off at the Clarence River Jockey Club

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