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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

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Malibu Club raises $18k for local charities

A recent presentation night at the Byron Bowlo was held by the Byron Bay Malibu Club, where an impressive $18,000 was  donated to local charities. 

We need to reinvent urban spaces to live in harmony with the planet 

Travel is about visiting someplace exotic, we’re told. Somewhere that looks, feels and tastes different, in a way that stirs our heart and stimulates our senses. But sit in the central business district of any global city today, and chances are it will look basically the same.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

Get their houses in order

Well David Heilpern may be discombobulated (Echo, July 3), but his use of the word Zionist as a derogatory...

Renewed appeal for information after human remains located – Coffs Harbour

Police have renewed their appeal for information after human remains were located at a Coffs Harbour beach last month.

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Motorcyclist flown to hospital from New Italy

At about 3pm yesterday, Tuesday 14 May, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to the Pacific Highway, New Italy following reports of a motorcyclist suffering serious leg injuries after collision with a barrier.

Marine rescue on Gold Coast

Gold Coast Water Police have released footage of a rescue undertaken on Christmas Night, December 25, as officers continue to respond to calls for assistance following severe storms earlier this week.

Another accident at Hanging Rock Falls

At about 5pm on Sunday 17 December a Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to Barkers Vale, north west of Lismore, to a man in his 60s who sustained injuries after diving into water at Hanging Rock Falls.

Single vehicle accident in Wollongbar

At about 4.30pm yesterday afternoon, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to a serious single vehicle accident on the Bruxner Highway at Wollongbar, north west of Ballina.

Northbound M1 closed – truck on fire at Stotts Creek

A truck on fire has halted busy Monday peak-hour traffic in the northbound lane of the M1 south of Stotts Creek on the approach to Cudgen Road Tunnel.

Let’s get behind Ben and his family

The local community is rallying around a Cabarita dad and his family after he was critically injured in a car accident last week.

Fatal vehicle crash – Tweed Heads

NSW Police say a woman died following a two-vehicle crash in Tweed on the weekend.

Fatal single-vehicle crash in Kyogle

NSW Police say a man has died following a single-vehicle crash at Kyogle this morning.

Ballina remembers Ash Jenkinson

Since the tragic dual helicopter accident near Seaworld recently, there has been an outpouring of grief on social media. One of the people who lost his life in the crash was Seaworld pilot Ash 'Jenko' Jenkinson, who is warmly remembered by people in the Ballina area for his heroic role during the Northern Rivers flood emergency in February 2022.

Pedestrian dies after Wollongbar collision

NSW Police says a man died after a crash at Wollongbar last night.

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.