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John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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Onsite build of manufactured homes in South Tweed deferred

The estimated $13,800,000 manufactured home development slated for 30 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South was seeking to build the houses onsite rather than offsite as required by the legislation.

Before a vaccine – living in the time of polio

I have a friend my age who was infected by polio. Here is an excerpt from a letter that he wrote to me:

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19),...

Interview with Emily Wurramara

Emily Wurramara’s childhood was one of water and music. Growing up on Groote Eylandt her days were filled with travel, fishing and extended family, and a mother telling stories of dreams and dolphins that would one day become the seeds of Emily’s music.

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.