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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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NSW Police say a motorcycle rider has died following a two-vehicle crash today.

A report says that a about 12.30pm (Saturday, January 29), emergency services were called to Nimbin Road at Koonorigan – about 18km north of Lismore – following reports a Yamaha motorcycle and Mitsubishi Triton had collided.

The rider, a 66-year-old Queensland man, sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to the Gold Coast Hospital, where he later died.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 43-year-old man, was uninjured and taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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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.