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February 9, 2023

Man killed in motorbike accident at Murwillumbah

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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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Allergic reaction from wasp sting tasks WRHS

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Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’

Athlete wins Ballina Sports Achievement Award

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Land values rise

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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.

A big month in the House

Back by popular demand is the Moontide Ensemble in their farewell show before heading overseas. The Moontide Ensemble returns to the Brunswick Picture House to perform their highly regarded audiovisual show. 

A motorcyclist has died after his bike had a collision with a utility near Murwillumbah yesterday morning.

The accident occurred on Numinbah Road, near Crouchy Creek Road, soon after 10.15am.

Echonetdaily understands motorbike rider ran into a Toyota Hilux utility as it was turning onto the road.

The the 22-year-old male rider died at the scene.

The 87-year-old male utility driver was uninjured but taken to Murwillumbah Hospital for mandatory alcohol and drug testing.

The crash investigation unit is preparing a report for the coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/


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Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

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