blueberry industry

Koala sniffing canines on the case

premium_icon Koala sniffing canines on the case

Koala sniffing canines will be involved in the innovative project.

Berry group preps for influx of seasonal workers

premium_icon Berry group preps for influx of seasonal workers

There are concerns about an influx of seasonal workers.

Horse owner to challenge ‘ridiculous’ water fine

premium_icon Horse owner to challenge ‘ridiculous’ water fine

It comes at the same time as Council's fine for breaching water laws

Berry group welcomes compliance to uncover water theft

premium_icon Berry group welcomes compliance to uncover water theft

Berry group welcomes findings but says compliance was targeted.

Berries could wither as COVID restrictions bite

premium_icon Berries could wither as COVID restrictions bite

Will there be enough pickers to harvest the lucrative crop?

Dev App proposal for farms rejected by Councillors

premium_icon Dev App proposal for farms rejected by Councillors

A proposal for DAs for intensive agriculture has been rejected.

Councillors called to crisis meeting over dam water sell-off

premium_icon Councillors called to crisis meeting over dam water sell-off

Councillors will hold an extraordinary meeting next week.

MP condemns ‘deliberate lies’ linking him to water sell-off

premium_icon MP condemns ‘deliberate lies’ linking him to water sell-off

Gurmesh Singh has distanced himself from the proposed water sell-off

Coffs Harbour City Councillor in Federal Court

premium_icon Coffs Harbour City Councillor in Federal Court

A Coffs Harbour City Councillor is facing Federal Court.

Councillor questions delay on spray drift results

premium_icon Councillor questions delay on spray drift results

The research looked at the impacts of spray drift on water tanks.

Toxic breaches uncovered as part of fish kill investigation

premium_icon Toxic breaches uncovered as part of fish kill investigation

An investigation into a fish kill at Hearnes Lake has uncovered 25 cases of...

Council to fund buffer to protect children from spray drift

premium_icon Council to fund buffer to protect children from spray drift

It's not the first time parents have expressed concern.

Water regulator to visit fruit and vegetable farms

premium_icon Water regulator to visit fruit and vegetable farms

'Fair water use is very important to the community and industry.'

Beekeeper says he's being pushed to the brink

premium_icon Beekeeper says he's being pushed to the brink

Fifth-generation honey supplier points finger at blueberry farms.

Hot topic back before council

premium_icon Hot topic back before council

Development Applications are just one tool.

Orara residents call for action on threats to environment

premium_icon Orara residents call for action on threats to environment

Orara residents want action on mounting threats to the environment.

Labor's commitment to protecting water quality in the region

premium_icon Labor's commitment to protecting water quality in the region

Labor says the EPA has the power and funds but must act.

Farmer says protesters are 'always picking on us'

premium_icon Farmer says protesters are 'always picking on us'

School students wore masks and carried signs.

Recent loss a rallying call for frustrated community

premium_icon Recent loss a rallying call for frustrated community

The recent loss has hit a nerve in the Orara Valley.

Chemical containers found dumped in bush

premium_icon Chemical containers found dumped in bush

Pesticide containers have been found dumped at a local State Forest.

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