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February 26, 2021

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Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Right to die

James Regan, Myocum Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Rescue services converged on a rural property in Upper Wilsons Creek on the weekend in response to an emergency call involving a fallen tree.

Due to lack of landing sites, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter winched a doctor and paramedics into a rural property at approximately 5pm on Saturday to aid an elderly resident who was trapped under a tree he had knocked while mowing.

The 70-year-old male was attended to at the scene and stabilised then transported by road ambulance to an oval in Mullumbimby before being transferred to Lismore Base Hospital where he was treated for multiple injuries.


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