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Fatal crash near Coffs

Three people have been involved in a horrifying crash today, leaving two dead and one in critical condition, police said. 

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Lennox Head tree planting day success

This year celebrated the 19th year of the annual Lennox Head tree planting day along the iconic Lennox Headland that took place on May 10. 

Dance for Brazil

The Mahico and Aruanda crews are joining hands to invite the entire community to be a part of Dance for Brazil – a day to flood Brazil with support, this Sunday in Byron Bay.

Local housing prices down over 20 per cent

The region has seen falling house prices, new data from CoreLogic suggests.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

NSW gears up for humpback migration with expanded disentanglement team

An expanded team of specialised rescuers are poised and ready to launch as tens of thousands of majestic humpback whales begin their annual migration along the NSW coastline.

Bodies of man, child found in East Lismore home

A report will be prepared for the information of the NSW Coroner following the death of a man and a child in Lismore overnight.

Be wary. Brown snakes come in different shades and don’t always even look brown, warn snake handlers. AAP Image/North Queensland Wildlife Care, Trish Prendergast

A nine-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after he was bitten on the finger by a juvenile brown snake in Lennox Head yesterday.

He was rushed to Lismore Base Hospital where he was immediately treated.

The boy was transported in a stable condition by helicopter to the Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment.

What to do if you or someone you are with is bitten by a brown snake?

Follow this St Johns Ambulance protocol.

Always keep a roll of elasticised bandage in a handy place in your home or car.


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