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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Search for a home

Jules Claydon, Ocean Shores I helped a friend move to a new rental property last week, relieved that a stressful...

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Kingscliff man charged over rape allegations

Tweed Byron police have arrested a 35-year-old Kingscliff man over rape allegations.

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Love flowers at the market

As mothers across Australia look forward to (slightly burnt) toast in bed, the local farmers and producers in our...

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.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.