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February 9, 2023

Lady golfers sign off year with a $1,500 donation

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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

Protesters stop logging at Doubleduke

The latest in a series of actions to save trees and habitat, native forest logging has been halted this morning by protests in Doubleduke state forest, between Grafton and Casino.

Protest gets results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood?

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...

60 charged in Mid North Coast property crime sting – Strike Force Kinnereth

After a strike force was established to investigate alleged break and enters on the Mid North Coast 60 people have been charged with a total of 145 offences

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

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.

The Byron Bay Lady Golfers

The Byron Bay Lady Golfers capped off a big year by presenting a cheque for over $1,500 to the Fletcher Street Cottage after running a couple of raffles in the lead up to Christmas.

Other charity work by the Lady Golfers included the Pink Ball Day, which raised money for breast cancer.

In general the year was limited by the sodden weather, but the Lady Golfers did get enough game time in to win the Wallace Shield, the much-anticipated annual competition between Byron and Ballina, now in its 59th year.

The golfing calendar took on many iterations with the match sub-committee and Ladies’ Captain, Marjorie Askew, juggling dates, course renovations and sodden greens. But the club was delighted once again to host another successful two-day tournament in November.

Byron Bay Ladies Champion was Tracey Timperley,  a long-standing member of Byron Bay Golf Club who earlier in the year had also won the Tallebudgera Ladies Championship.

Tracey has moved to the Gold Coast but continues her golf membership on both sides of the border.

Kerry Lollback and Joan Neate collected the Foursomes Championship trophy.


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Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

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New Lismore refugee support group starting up

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