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Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

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Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter airlifted a woman with spinal injuries from a rural property on Rock Valley Road to Lismore Base Hospital on Saturday (October 10).

The 37-year-old woman had been involved in a horse riding accident and at around 11am ambulance officers at the scene requested the helicopter to assist with the rescue owing to the nature of  her njuries and the limited four-wheel-drive access to the site.

The rider was transported in a stable condition with spinal and shoulder injuries.


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