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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

Perrottet’s election gamble on cashless pokies

It would appear ClubsNSW is not having a good year, and today’s announcement that the NSW government has proposed a gambling reform policy that would ensure all poker machines in the state become cashless by 2028 hasn't made it any better.

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.

Teenage boys extorted over sexually explicit images

In the lead-up to tomorrow's Safer Internet Day the Kids Helpline is highlighting the concerning trend of overseas criminal syndicates preying on Australian children, particularly teenage boys, by extorting money from them after deceiving them to send sexually explicit images over instant messaging platforms.

$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.

Connecting youth at the Quad

Connect Northern Rivers will be hosting a youth-focused event at the Lismore Quad on Wednesday, 8 February from 3.30...

Athlete wins Ballina Sports Achievement Award

Sixteen-year-old Alexander Crimmins from Lennox Head has had a passion for athletics since the young age of eight and...

Dave Dinger

It’s about to get dusty, as a night of radical self-expression, set against a backdrop of Burner-style entertainment comes to Byron Bay.

The Portal, presented by Flow Music and Burn Byron, was born out of a need to connect with the Nevada-based gathering in a time of great world angst. Co-creator Effi Shwintarsky said he wanted to create an event that embodied the magic of the Burn for the local community – music, exotica, dance, wonder and mayhem.

Shwintarsky says, ‘in the midst of everything that was happening in the world, and a fear that we may never get to experience such an event again, I was determined to get together the musicians, magic and design of the Burn to give to my community a taste of that freedom’.

Guests can expect to have all their senses awoken, with an expertly curated night of music, featuring the likes of German heavyweight Dave Dinger, intersected with three mind-bending performances from the likes of Burner alumni such as Zoe L’amore, and Stella Kinesis.

Also appearing are Chayne HultgrenThe Space Cowboy – who is not only MCing the event, but also creating a one-off show about our liberty just for The Portal: Friday, 30 December at 7.33pm.

Tickets are available now at byron.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/92684, so get your outfit, bike and goggles at the ready!


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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.