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February 8, 2023

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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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Protest gets results

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

Interview with Steve Earle

Steve Earle is not a fluffball of peace, light and unicorns, though he wears his heart on his sleeve – and his jacket and his jeans. It can get messy. And at 68 his work isn’t getting any fluffier. Husband to six wives (one twice-married) and with three sons (his firstborn, Justin Towns Earle, died tragically in 2020), telling it like it is, both personally and professionally makes his work some of the most important in modern music history – Seven recently spoke to Steve at home in New York about life and his preparations for Bluesfest.

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Nungkari treatment centre founders David Godden and Kylie Beattie.
Nungkari treatment centre founders David Godden and Kylie Beattie.

A new treatment centre for substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health disorders opened at Myocum last Thursday.

The founders of the Nungkari Treatment Centre, David Godden and Kylie Beattie, say the remedy for substance abuse and mental disorders can be found in an integrative holistic approach that merges orthodox methods with complementary holistic therapies.

‘We have brought together a diverse range of highly qualified practitioners that draw from both western and eastern philosophies to provide clients with a treatment program that addresses all aspects of care,’ says managing director Kylie Beattie.

‘Our  team of practitioners comprises psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, therapists and alternative healthcare workers. They are trained in a variety of modalities such as naturopathy, acupuncture, bodywork, massage, yoga and creative therapies.’

Nungkari’s clinical director David Godden added, ‘We believe in the healing power of nature, which is why we chose to set up in Myocum. We wanted to offer an alternative to the well-documented limitations in short-term programs that are reasonably ineffective when treating addiction and maladaptive behaviours.’

Ms Beattie said Nungkari is the only private centre in Australia specialising in eating disorders. See more at www.nungkaritreatment.com.au.

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  1. It’s a shame it’s so expensive, I dont know how they expect the average ice addict to afford to go there to get off the drug.

    • Totally agree mate. The centre seems to have a contact with Corrective Services…maybe get sent sent to jail and you could get in for free! I managed to pay the $900 a day for my daughter with delightful crims there calling her a ‘nigger ‘ all the time. You didn’t miss much it was a waste of money really.


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