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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

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We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

Forget red meat, red seaweed might be the vital food needed on our plates

Seaweed farming might hold the key to massive improvements in carbon sequestration, biodiversity loss and food security say Queensland researchers.

Protest gets results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood?

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Tamara Smith promises CCTV for Ballina CBD

Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith says that if re-elected next month she is committed to funding CCTV cameras to help police combat a worsening crime situation in Ballina's CBD.

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Two of the brightest junior AFL stars from the Byron Bay area are off to southern NSW after being chosen in representative sides to play in the State AFL Under 12s championships.

Fergus Biggin-Johnston from Byron Bay Public School was chosen to represent the North Coast Public Schools (NSWPSSA Championship) from a large pool of hopeful players. Fergus plays for the Byron Bay Magpies Under 12s.

Riley Buckland, who goes to St Finbarrs, is also a talented Byron Bay Magpie Under 12 player who has been given the honour of playing in one of the two Catholic School representative sides for the whole of NSW – the team is called Polding.

Both Riley and Fergus will travel together with their fathers to Barooga, in southern NSW, but will play in different teams once there.

Expect to see these lads playing for the local Gold Coast Suns AFL in the future sometime.

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Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

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A tribute for Richard Moloney

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Flood rebuilds hampered by ‘like-for-like’ insurance clause

Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.