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March 1, 2024

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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

Other News

Nixie Ryan takes second at Port Stephens Pro

Lennox Head surfer Nixie Ryan was a good wave short in the final of the Port Stephens Pro so had to settle for second place behind World Junior Champion Sierra Kerr last week.

Hijacking feminism, harming women

Surely the success of feminist activism is one of the most positive stories of our times. Just think of the limited options of our mothers, compared to young women today. 

Coastal hazard assessment study released

The way in which coastlines are managed is moving forward, with a consultant report – Byron Shire Coastal Hazard Assessment (CHA) – being released by Council. 

Lismore skate ramp on the move

Tomorrow the vertical skate ramp from Victoria Street in Lismore will be transported by road to Nimbin, to a private property.

Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

Tyagarah Beach will remain a clothes-optional location until at least June 30, after the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) bowed to a concerted campaign from the local naturist community.

Four killed in Wardell crash

The small riverine village of Wardell was the scene of an early morning crash that killed four people on the weekend.

Tomorrow’s planned Love Lennox Festival has been postponed following predictions of strong winds and heavy rain over the weekend, with falls in excess of 100mm expected on Saturday alone.

In all, parts of the coast could see up to 300mm fall over the weekend.

Love Lennox organisers say that the festival has now been moved to Saturday July 16. The cancellation does not apply to Jazz by the Sea or Sunday’s World Environment Day event at Murwillumbah, which are set to go ahead as normal at this stage.

People involved with sporting activities should check with their local club or council.

Emergency services are recommending people postpone unnecessary travel, especially on Saturday.

An east coast low is set to deepen from Saturday, bringing gusty and humid north-easterly winds. Into the evening, these winds are a risk to increase to gale force, with damaging wind gusts a significant risk.

The strongest winds will be just to the south of the low’s centre, which by early Sunday, should be near the NSW/Qld border.

Along the coast a huge swell will develop, leading to damaging surf. Sets in excess of 2.5 metres are likely along the NSW coast, and some potentially in excess of 3 metres.

Minor to moderate flooding is predicted in the Tweed, Brunswick and Richmond river valleys, with moderate flooding expected for the Wilsons River.

King tides will add to the risk of flooding in lower tidal areas.


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