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April 17, 2024

Sandbags airlifted to Terranora

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Man saved by Marine Rescue NSW after vessel capsized on Bruns Bar

A rapid response by Marine Rescue Brunswick volunteers has saved a man’s life after his 4.9 metre boat rolled on Brunswick Bar this morning.

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Transgender rights

Mandy Nolan might be surprised to discover how many women of all political persuasions, feminists or not, are alarmed...

Bruns Holistic Dental Centre closed

Longterm employee and senior dentist, Dr Roy Gamma, has described the closure of Brunswick Holistic Dental Centre (BHDC) as devastating.

After school care phased out 

Byron Council will cease providing out of school hours care (OSHC) in the shire after deciding that the cost and regulatory burden is too great to bear.

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Ballina Greens announce ticket for 2024

Aiming to build on their two existing councillors, the Ballina Greens have announced their team of candidates for the upcoming Ballina Shire Council elections, set for 14 September this year.

Terranora photographer Odile Esmonde-Morgan snapped this photo on Friday of a Rural Fire Service helicopter at their neighbouring school oval, landing and taking off in torrential rain to deliver a big load of sandbags and other gear to the local SES crews. According to Odile, ‘Another chopper with the “NSW pollies” (to quote the local SES chief) was supposed to come in here too but they wanted to land at an airport so we didn’t get to see the celebs.’ For more photos visit http://photographybyodille.photomerchant.net/.


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