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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

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Foodie road-trip paradise: Harvest Food Trail

Calling all food and farm enthusiasts, the iconic Harvest Food Trail is happening soon, over four days from May...

WATER Northern Rivers says Rous County Council is wrong

WATER Northern Rivers Alliance says despite decades of objection, Rous County Council have just commissioned yet another heritage and biodiversity study in the Rocky Creek valley, between Dunoon and The Channon, in the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Anti-Israel bias

Many locals have approached me to say how shocked they are at the extreme anti-Israel bias that is expressed...

Increased Byron Council fees on the cards as fossil fuel investments decrease

Byron Council’s financial ship is beginning to list concerningly, taking from its reserves and other funds in order to bail out its bottom line.

Editorial – What are the people doing in your neighbourhood?

If you are stuck for something to do this Thursday, why not take part in local democracy?

The bridges of Ballina Council

Ballina Shire Council has started preliminary investigation works at Fishery Creek Bridge, on River Street, and Canal Bridge, on Tamarind Drive, as part of their plan to duplicate both bridges.

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.

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.

More Byron CBD height exceedance approved

Two multi-storey mixed-use developments with a combined value of $36.2 million have been approved for the centre of Byron Bay, despite both exceeding height limits for that part of the Shire.

eSafety commissioner granted legal injunction as X refuses to hide violent content

Australia’s Federal Court has granted the eSafety commissioner a two-day legal injunction to compel X, Elon Musk’s social media platform, to hide posts showing graphic content of the Wakeley church stabbing in Sydney.