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$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

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Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

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Byron Music Society’s Big Sing

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Stories about "Westpac rescue helicopter":

Medical rescue at Huonbrook

Late Monday afternoon a winch rescue took place at Huonbrook by Westpac Rescue Helicopter following a report of a gentleman suffering a medical condition.

The rescue missions across the Northern Rivers

Northern Rivers rescue services have been working around the clock over the past three days.

Helicopter lands on Blue Knob Road

Anyone travelling between Nimbin and Blue Knob last Friday evening would have been surprised to see the road blocked by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

ISTAT Foundation $36k grant to rescue chopper

The increased pressures faced by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service both operationally and financially has been recognised by an international aviation body resulting in a financial grant towards the Services activities.

Suspected snake bite: 11 year old transferred to Queensland Children’s Hospital

An 11 year old girl is in a critical condition following a suspected snake bite and has been transferred to Queensland Children's Hospital.

Woman survives highway crash near Ocean Shores

A 45-year-old woman survived a crash on the Pacific Highway over the weekend. Unfortunately a maltese terrier with her in the car died. Graham Nickisson from...

Surf patrol ends Sunday but care needed

The surf patrol season ends this Sunday as the NSW holidays come to a close. NSW Surf Lifesaving and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter are reminding people to not only remain safe over the weekend but into the future.

Rescue helicopter men to have a close shave

The men involved with the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter are used to close shaves ... but not this kind! A group of pilots, crew, staff and supporters, along with past patients, will be putting their chest hairs on the line in a bid to raise $10,000 for the service.

Injured bushwalker to be winched near M’bah

An injured bushwalker will be be winched out of bushland north of Murwillumbah this morning.

Man injured in fall from Ocean Shores overpass

A 47-year-old man who fell from the highway overpass at Ocean Shores yesterday (Saturday) was airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital suffering multiple injuries.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.