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On yer bike for the chopper

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Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

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Big fleet chases class championship

Twenty-one boats took to the water to compete in one long race that made up the fourth instalment of...

Oil spill on M1 near Byron, traffic backed up to Brunswick Heads exit

An accident on the M1 has brought southbound traffic to a standstill from the Brunswick Heads exit at Gulgan Road and Tweed Street.

Who’s extinct now?

The Nationals MP for Clarence, Mr Gulaptis, is soon to retire and I can hear the koalas clapping. As...

Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

The greater good

Byron Council has ratified the International Charter of Human Rights, complete with fine legal minds that developed a Charter...

Trove runs out of funding in June. How will the loss of the service affect Australian and Pacific research?

Most of Trove’s 22 million annual page visits come from members of the public: family historians, students, and general browsers interested in the six billion records it houses. But over the past 14 years, the archive has also become a crucial resource for academic work.

Hell on Wheels Tour director Tony Keogh communicating with riders as they leave the Lismore Helibase for the 2011 tour.

‘Get on yer bike’ takes on a new meaning when it comes to raising money for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Two Casino teenagers who were plucked from the Richmond River, and a pair of yachties stranded at sea this week, are just four of many people who owe their lives to the chopper.

The helicopter’s annual Hell on Wheels Cycle Tour is taking place again from 6 to 13 October and organiser Tony Keogh is scouting about for a new and challenging route.

Riders on the eight-day jaunt are accompanied by support staff and volunteers and accommodation in local hotels is included in the registration fee.

Registration forms are available online at www.helirescue.com.au or by phoning Krystal on 6627 4444.


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