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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Modular homes for flood victims head to Bruns

Two vacant blocks in the Bayside housing estate in Brunswick Heads, and land that once contained that town’s sewage treatment plant, have been chosen to host temporary ‘modular houses’ for those left homeless by the recent floods.

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Primex 2022 postponed due to floods and weather

The Primex 2022 Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo due to take place 19 to 21 May has been postponed following both the recent flooding and predicted adverse weather conditions. 

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An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car in East Ballina yesterday.

At about 11am the 80-year-old woman was hit by a blue coloured Toyota Corolla on Links Avenue.

Witnesses have said the woman ran onto the road to assist an animal and collided with the vehicle.

Paramedics treated her at the scene and she was airlifted Lismore Base Hospital by the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter ambulance.

She died in hospital last night.

The 18-year-old male driver was not injured and returned a negative breath test at the scene.

He was taken to Ballina Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests. He will be formally interviewed at a later stage.

Anyone who witnessed the crash should contact Richmond Local Area Command or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 


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