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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

COVID strategy

Our PM and premier have decided to fall back on the old ‘Dunkirk Strategy’: Retreat, withdraw and claim a...

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

Stories about "Westpac Helicopter":

Driver flown to GC hospital after Tyagarah crash

Police say that at about 1.30am today emergency services were called to the M1 Motorway near Kennedys Lane at Tyagarah, after reports a Hyundai i30 had collided with several objects and left the roadway.

Surfers keeping rescue chopper busy

Rough sees have meant that the Westpac Rescue Helicopter has had a busy few days in search and rescue operations along the coast.

Pacific Highway closed north of McLean

The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions north of McLean between Chatsworth and Harwood due to a serious two-car crash near Chatsworth Road.

Man falls from roof in Fernleigh

On Sunday a man fell from a room at Fernleigh sustaining very serious injuries.

Westpac helicopter transfers 17 year-old after BMX bike accident

A 17 year-old was transferred from Murwillumbah to the Gold Coast University Hospital last night by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Man rescued from Murwillumbah drain

The man in his 40s was reportedly trying to avoid being hit by a car when he fell and was trapped for some time with his left leg stuck in the drain from the pelvis down.

Child hospitalised after weekend fall from Mount Warning

An eleven-year-old boy fell from Mount Warning near the summit Sunday morning. Graham Nickisson from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service said the boy...

Tree falls on 65 year old at Lennox Head

Yesterday afternoon strong winds led to a tree falling on a male at Lennox Heads.

Westpac helicopter winches medical team onto cruise liner

A medical team were winched onto the cruise ship Carnival Spirit yesterday by the Westpac Helicopter, 40 nautical miles east of Coffs Harbour.

Police efforts to find missing father of three criticised

Friends and family of Nimbin man Damien Roadley who is been missing on Blue Knob Mountain, near Nimbin have criticised police efforts to find him.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.