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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

Community advocacy

I am a small business owner of Byron Central Apartments. Tamara Smith MP has recently supported us on two...

Local libraries get ByteWise about science

A National Science and Technology Centre program, ByteWise is a revolving showcase of 24 interactive exhibitions that will be touring the Northern Rivers for the next three months.

Corporate governance breaches

I totally agree with Warren’s comments on our system of free-market capitalism in Australia, (28 January). This is despite...

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.

Go Thistles!

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

A big month in the House

Back by popular demand is the Moontide Ensemble in their farewell show before heading overseas. The Moontide Ensemble returns to the Brunswick Picture House to perform their highly regarded audiovisual show. 

Chris Radburn

You’ll need a good belly laugh to get those extra Christmas calories shaking and there’s no better giggle than The Big Gig Free Live Comedy at the Ballina RSL on Thursday.

This month MC Mandy Nolan presents a free comedy night with Chris Radburn and Vanessa Mitchell as support.

Chris Radburn is seriously funny, and undoubtedly one of Australia’s best and most sought after corporate comedians. For the past 20 years this charismatic fella and his observational comedy have become extremely popular all over the country and the world. Radburn, who was once a lawyer, is also an award-winning international headline comedian who has performed at every major comedy festival in Australia and has over 20 TV credits, including The Footy Show, Thursday Night Live, Sydney Comedy Festival Gala, The Comedy Channel, and as an international finalist in America’s Last Comic Standing.

Support for this show is Vanessa Larry Mitchell who, with a 20-year background working in the community sector, a degree in Social Science and a love of public speaking, has the confidence and knowledge of how people work to be able to draw the attention of everyone in the room to her. And you’ll laugh buckets and buckets.

Gorgeous Mandy Nolan will MC this event and you just never know what will happen!

This is an awesome lineup – have the last laugh on 2022 on Thursday at the Ballina RSL from 8pm.

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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.