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FUNDRAISER TO KEEP LIFE-SAVING SERVICE IN THE AIR

If it hadn’t been for the rapid response of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, four-year-old Elaina Underhill may not have survived the crash that killed her older sister Elle. The family is hoping the community will once again get behind a gala ball fundraiser to help keep the vital service in the air. Last year’s inaugural On Angel Wings ball raised more than $30,000. This year’s fundraiser, will be held on Friday, November 24 at the Casino RSM Club.

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COUNCIL BACKS WHALE REVIEW, FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTERS

Ballina Council will call on the State Government for a review into protocols for burring whale carcasses on beaches. Councillor Sharon Cadwallader put forward the motion at today’s council meeting, citing community concern over a dead whale that was buried and then exhumed at South Ballina beach two weeks ago. “While ever there’s a perception in the community that burying whale carcasses on the beach attracts sharks, that perception should be taken seriously.” Meanwhile, majority of councillors also threw their support behind a motion to rally the Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant for full time firefighters. “An emergency service that’s provided to our growing community is something that we as a council and as a community we acknowledge is something we have to pay.” AUDIO IN PARTS  

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CROSSBOW AND CANNABIS SEIZED IN RAID

A 28-year-old man has faced court over a string of commercial drug supply and weapons charges. The charges follow a police raid at Whian Whian yesterday, where officers will allege they uncovered a hydroponic set-up, hidden in a secret, locked room of the house. A crossbow and six bolts were seized, as well as 67 cannabis plants and 3.5 kilograms of cannabis leaf. The man was granted bail, to re-appear in the Lismore Local Court in December. (NO AUDIO)

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