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Oliver Heath crowned junior marble champion

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

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Land values rise

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The Banshees of Inisherin

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Forget red meat, red seaweed might be the vital food needed on our plates

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Pothole protest gets immediate results

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 Senior marbles champions Stefan Tobet and Damien Farrell.

The 2018 Australian Marbles Championships were decided at Brunswick Heads last Sunday in tough, close contests.

‘There was good competition in all three events even though numbers were down on previous years,’ organiser Mary Ashton said. ‘Maybe the changed venue was a factor.

‘But what we lacked in competitors was compensated for by the tough, close contests in most rounds and the crowding spectators,’ she said.

The Shearwater School’s ‘Hot Shots’ including Finley Pichler and Oliver Heath triumphed in the schools challenge event.

Oliver went on to win junior champion with Luminal Cassidy in second place.

Stefan Tobet was crowned open champion ahead of Damien Farrell.


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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.