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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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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.

Sydney’s hottest men in their brand-new show – live on stage at Mullum Ex-services

Welcome to the best hen’s night, bachelorette party or ultimate Girls’ night out. Get frocked up and come out for a girl’s night out, with strippers from London, Vegas, Rio, Barcelona, and Sydney. The current Sydney Hotshots show includes some of the sexiest men on stage.

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.

Valentine’s Day

Victoria Cosford Is there anything lovelier than the sight and the scent of a blue lotus? It’s a flower and...

New SES Zone Commander for the north

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has appointed a new Zone Commander for the northern part of the state.

$5 million to improve Northern Rivers rural drainage systems

Damaged rural drainage systems will be cleaned out, repaired and fitted with mechanisms that will reduce the impacts of future flooding, thanks to the Australian and NSW governments’ $5 million Northern Rivers Drainage Reset Program.

Ron Bay, Suffolk Park. 

I wonder if our brave politicians have started developing a strategy on how to deal with an influx of refugees from the US if Trump is elected. Will we send them all to Nauru or only the coloured ones? Will we refuse visas to the white Yankees for their lifetime? Should we prepare our invasion of the US if an unsuitable president is elected?

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  1. Theres a reason he was DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE. Its easy to hate on Trump at first glance or just jump on the hate train. But do a little research yourself and u’ll find he’ll make a great President, just wait and see.

    • There was not reasons behind his democratic election by some of the people – there were emotions. Nor is it necessary to hate Trump – a mortal sin – to see the stupid inconsistencies in his platform. People who are driven by fear and anger will seek out politicians like Trump and Hanson who are happy to feed their fears and anger by providing targets – Muslims, Asians, Mexicans, Jews, homosexuals. Trump’s – and Hanson’s – policies do not stand scrutiny by reason – too many are internally inconsistent. He tries to help the forgotten people supposedly left behind by globalisation by putting in place tariffs that will undermine economic growth in the US and leave it further behind in its capacity to deliver a decent life to all its people, while applying the sort of taxation and social spending polices of Reagan that were part of why many of his supporters have not prospered. Hopefully like some other people who win power on emotional appeal he will be either tempered or stymied by the Congress and his administration , and reason and balance will prevail.


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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

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

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.

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.