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Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

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Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Stories about "Westpac rescue helicopter":

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.

Sugar mill explosion: man burnt

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has been tasked to the Broadwater Sugar Mill in response to reports of a man who suffered burns in an explosion there.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...