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Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

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Covid Cassandra peers into the future

As the COVID lockdowns draw to a close, there are still people who profess themselves unwilling to vaccinate under any circumstances, and who object to bearing any consequences that may arise.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may...

Wildlife Hospital sets sights on Wollongbar location

A proposal for a wildlife hospital on a 2.39 hectare parcel of Crown land in Lindendale Road at Wollongbar, is before Ballina Council and on public exhibition. Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital chair, Ninian Gemmell, welcomed consent for the use of Crown land for the proposed hospital.

Natural Resources Commission using ‘propaganda’ to log koala feed trees sat NEFA

The North East Forest Alliance says that the assertion by the Natural Resources Commission report that logging of koala feed trees doesn’t have any impact on koalas is ‘dangerous propaganda’.

Killing democracy

I believe the following information is essential knowledge for all Australians. Independent Senator Rex Pattrick has blasted Morrison for...

Stories about "Westpack Rescue Helicopter":

Injured bushwalker winched from Mount Nardi trail 

A man was winched from the Mount Nardi trail at Mount Nardi, north of Nimbin, yesterday after 3pm by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Two rescued off coast of Ballina overnight

Two people were found in the water off Ballina at 2.30am this morning by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Busy night for Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter

Search for jet ski rider followed by airlifting injured 93 year old to hospital kept Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter busy overnight.

Bale of hay causes multiple injuries

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to Kyogle shortly after 5pm yesterday to treat a man who was hit by a falling bale of hay.

Motorcycle accident, Murwillumbah

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a motorcycle accident at Murwillumbah at around 7.15pm on Monday evening.

Woman rescued from cliff at Cape Byron

A woman, believed to have been on a walking track at Cape Byron, became trapped about 10m from the top on Cape Byron’s southern end above Tallows Beach this afternoon.

Woman flown to Lismore base hospital after tractor accident

A 58yr old female has been flow to to Lismore base Hospital after the tractor she was driving rolled over her in a paddock near Casino.

Rescue chopper launches exclusive Rescue Club

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service is launching a new, exclusive club, for everyone who has received life saving treatment since the service began in 1982. Elaina Underhill, 2, is the inaugural member.

Woman dragged from surf at Kingscliff remains critical

A woman who almost drowned while swimming at Salt Beach near Kingscliff yesterday (Sunday) afternoon remains in a critical condition in the Tweed Hospital after being airlifted there from the scene.

Three saved from overturned boat off Tweed Heads

Three people were rescued after their boat overturned 1.5 nautical miles south-east of Tweed Heads last night in what proved a busy weekend for rescue services.

Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei. New Premier, Dominic Perrottet is...

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores