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Collision Clothier Creek Road

A car and truck collided this afternoon on Clothiers Creek Road, Clothiers Creek with one man being transferred to the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH).

Pedestrian hit by car, in critical condition

A young man was hit by a van on the Bruxner Highway between Alstonville and Ballina in the early hours of this morning.

Cyclist injured at Suffolk Park

A 50–60 year old male has been flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) following a cycling accident at around 8.30am this morning in Suffolk Park.

Woman suffers head injury at Byron’s Clarkes Beach

The Westpac Helicopter attended a woman suffering from head injuries at Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay today. 

Man winched from cruise ship near Byron Bay

A 70-year-old German man has been winched off a cruise ship near Byron Bay and airlifted to a Gold Coast hospital overnight after suffering chest pain.

Woman rescued from Mount Warning

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Mount Warning (Wollumbin) yesterday after a female walker had a fall on the walking track, resulting in lower leg fractures.

Man hospitalised after Bentley accident

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flew a man to hospital following a single-vehicle accident at Bentley at around 4pm on Monday afternoon (January 21).

Suspected spinal and limb injuries at Minyon Falls

A 28 year old man was stretcher winched out of the Minyan Falls bush walking track this afternoon (Thursday December 13) around 1.15pm. 

Cherry picker falls 14m near Kyogle

A cherry picker toppled approximately 14 meters to the ground yesterday in the Kyogle area.

Man injured while cutting down tree

Around 11am this morning the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Blue Knob, near Nimbin, where a 50-year-old male had been hit by a tree he was cutting down.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes! People went to great efforts...

Council’s power

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Facebook fails

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