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April 19, 2021

‘Drunk’ woman dragged unconscious from surf at 2am

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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

$1500 council fee rebates for farmers

NSW Farmers commends the NSW Government on its delivery of a rebate scheme for NSW and local government fees and charges, following its $500 million commitment in the State Budget last year.

Interview with Jean Kittson

Comedian, writer, and social commentator Jean Kittson has the ability to distil complex ideas into commonsense. Jean is one of the national treasures in conversation with Mandy Nolan and Fiona O’Loughlin at No Eggs for Breakfast, a comedic chat themed around life beyond fertility! It seemed remiss not to ask Ms Kittson on her take on the debacle that is federal politics and gender equity.

HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

Lifesavers have issued a warning after a tourist, who police say was drunk, had to be rescued from Byron Bay’s Main Beach at 2am on Saturday (April 9).

The 24-year-old woman from the UK got into distress while swimming with friends and was pulled from the water unconscious.

She was taken from the scene by ambulance but her condition became critical and Wesptac Rescue Helicopter was called to take her to Gold Coast University Hospital.

The woman is now out of Intensive Care.

Police was told she was drunk when she decided to go for the swim.

Police and Surf Life Saving Australia remind people that alcohol and swimming don’t mix, and it is ill advised to go swimming at the beach at night whilst it is unpatrolled.

 


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