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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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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.

Protesters stop logging at Doubleduke

The latest in a series of actions to save trees and habitat, native forest logging has been halted this morning by protests in Doubleduke state forest, between Grafton and Casino.
The NSW Government has a $2 million program to expand the number and variety of discounts available to holders of a NSW Seniors Card.
Last week the Minister for Ageing announced a partnership with OPSM which will see a time limited offer with OPSM of 20 per cent off frames and 20 per cent off lenses. This discount is available to all Seniors Card holders across NSW for six weeks from Friday, 28 August, to 7 October, 2015.
If you have a Seniors Card or know someone who can benefit, please make sure purchases are made by 7 October to get the discount, I hope both the saving and the new eyewear purchased will make a positive difference.
The NSW Seniors card is available to NSW permanent residents aged 60 or over, who do no more than 20 hours of paid work a week on average across a 12 month period. More information including online application can be found at www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au or you can contact tel: 13 77 88.

Catherine Cusack, MLC, Lennox Head


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Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

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