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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.

Other News

Iconic Mondays

The iconic Reggae Monday is coming back to the Beach Hotel after a long break, and just in time...

A play that puzzles and delights

The multi-award-winning play is a puzzle of scenes that are slowly put together by the audience to tell the...

Temporary pods

The very long wait for temporary pods to house those affected by the unprecedented floods has finally been all...

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.

New SES Zone Commander for the north

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has appointed a new Zone Commander for the northern part of the state.

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...

Pink Zinc

The Hotel Brunswick is finishing off 2022 on a high and carrying that into 2023 with GoodRich and Pink Zinc.

GoodRich play NYE. GoodRich, formed originally as a northern beaches party band in the ’80s and ’90s, Bruce Butler (originator and singer) relocated to Byron Bay in the ’00s and the name GoodRich followed, joined by Jamie Ashforth on guitar and harmonica, and Pete Boland on guitar and keyboards. Holding the beats n bass together are Hamish Flunklebottom of the Vines and WolfMother fame, and Misex keyboard player Murray Burns on guitar and bass duties for GoodRich.

GoodRich has become one of the most fun and energised bands around, and are always sure to pull large crowds. 

Looking for something to get your year rolling? You’ve found it! Pink Zinc is a dynamic four piece that will have you shaking your moneymaker to their groove. Whether it’s rock, funk, pop or blues that you dig, they got it and they flaunt it. The band has recently changed its rhythm section and is now better than ever before!

Pink Zinc has been causing quite a stir in venues all over the Northern Rivers over the last few years and they will shake up your New Year’s Day Sunday.

Finish 2022 and begin 2023 at the Hotel Brunswick – GoodRich 7pm Saturday, and Pink Zinc from 4pm on Sunday.


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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.