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February 9, 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.

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Swivel flop-flop

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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.

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.

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.

Lismore Thistles launch youth player academy

Former Northern NSW Coach of the Year, Chris Layland, has joined the Lismore Thistles Soccer Club to help foster...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Harley on the charge for NSW last year.

Local basketballer Harley Kent has been selected to represent NSW in the U/20 squad and is keen for the national titles that will be held in February next year.

Harley has played with state squads for the last couple of years, but is yet to win a major medal. 

‘We have a pretty good tem this year, hopefully we can win it,’ he said.

Playing with some of the country’s best has helped him a lot, on and off the court.

‘Having experience at the higher levels is the best way to advance your game,’ he said.

Fresh out of high school Harley is adjusting to his new regime that includes playing regulalrly for his Gold Coast club. He played his junior basketball with local club Byron Beez.

Harley has embarked on a tour of America with a representative squad to get exposure to college coaches, with an eye to a basketball-based scholarship. 


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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

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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.