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April 15, 2021

Chopper called out to two accidents in one day

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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

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Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

Mullum’s lilac house the subject of Change.org petition

The plight of a Mullum resident has touched the hearts and injustice buttons of people far and wide who feel that a requirement that she repaint her house a heritage colour and possibly pay a fine, not only ridiculous but also petty.

Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As the pandemic has again highlighted the standard of treatment of our elders, Australia’s aged care industry has urged...

Local girls go big at Oz grom cup

Byron Bay’s Leihani Kaloha Zoric won her second Billabong Oz Grom Cup title, taking out the 10-and-under girls division at Park beach in Coffs Harbour last weekend.

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.

Is it solar fair?

Meg Pickup, Ballina The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) draft rule change will result in solar households and businesses being...

Drivers are urged to take extra caution on northern rivers roads after the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter had to rescue two people from separate single-vehicle accidents on remote roads in the region yesterday (Thursday, September 10).

At 10:50am the chopper was called out to a motorcycle accident at Yabbra, near Urbenville. The helicopter met local ambulance crews at the Urbenville oval. The patient was transported by helicopter to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Then at 2.30pm it was called out again, this time to a single-vehicle accident near Buccarumbi south west of Grafton, the lone occupant of a car had left the dirt road and collided with a tree. The male driver was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics from Grafton and then flown to the Lismore Base Hospital for further treatment.


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ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

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Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

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As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.