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February 8, 2023

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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.

Other News

Protecting biodiversity will take more than just the ‘30×30’ target

A 2019 UN report Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’ found that ‘nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history’.

Basketball camp for youth mental health

Recently the ASK Youth team was in action at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre, delivering the 'Optimise Me' basketball camp to a large group of local kids.

Allergic reaction from wasp sting tasks WRHS

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service reports that at around 9.30 this morning, they were tasked by New South Wales Ambulance on a primary mission to a property at Tyalgum Creek, west of Murwillumbah.

A smorgasbord of flicks

This year’s smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short-film festival screened recently in Bondi, and Northern Rivers audiences are the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour. Highlights enjoying their Northern Rivers premiere include recent Academy® nominees and much-loved festival award winners alongside exciting, fresh, local talent.

Flow Music presents: Byron Bay

The theatre will be transformed into a festival wonderland, with pre-show entertainment from 6pm, including body and face painting by donation, incredible dancers from Epic Creations, lighting by Tone from Crystal Grid and decor by Bare Foot Beat. 

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.

Agents (L to R) from the Lennox Surf Life Saving Club, NSW Cancer Council, Lennox Longboarders and Disabled Surfing Association with their cheques.

Thirty members of the Lennox Longboarders enjoyed their monthly club round earlier this month at Main Beach on a pristine spring day with sun, favourable winds, tides and some swell to make it a fun morning. 

Nathan Mackenzie was a standout surfing his new Amos longboard and threading it with style winning both his heat and first final.

Moneys collected from the August event were donated to the NSW Cancer Council, Lennox Surf Life Saving Club and the Disabled Surfing Association.

Lennox Head surfing identity James Wood is the new president of Lennox-Ballina Boardriders after the retirement of long-serving president Don Munro. Wood coaches Zahli Kelly from Casuarina, who was selected to attend a training camp with Australia’s shadow Olympic squad. ‘Woody’, as her coach, was also invited to be involved in the training sessions at the World Surf League Surf Ranch owned by eleven-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater. 

Longboard results

Firsts: Nathan Mackenzie,  Aden Corbett,  Jake Ryan,  Rob Rye,  Jim Baker. 

Seconds: Greg Gover, Terry Kay, Mark Preston, Eleanor Robinson, Kate Ashdown.

Thirds: John Eddy, Reuben Greentree, Meg Smith, Una Durkin.

Fourths: Andrew Wafer, Will Petrie, Veronica Silver, Andrew Thomas, Roz Brown.

Fifths: Matt Durkin, Max Squires, Nick Mitchell, Heather Reynolds.

Sixths: Wayne Booth, Emily Simmonds, Tom Silver.

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Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

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New Lismore refugee support group starting up

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A tribute for Richard Moloney

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