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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

Not sure what Cr Swivel is doing. But while he appears to be providing support for both sides of...

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...

Forget red meat, red seaweed might be the vital food needed on our plates

Seaweed farming might hold the key to massive improvements in carbon sequestration, biodiversity loss and food security say Queensland researchers.

Iconic Mondays

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

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Interview with Steve Earle

Steve Earle is not a fluffball of peace, light and unicorns, though he wears his heart on his sleeve – and his jacket and his jeans. It can get messy. And at 68 his work isn’t getting any fluffier. Husband to six wives (one twice-married) and with three sons (his firstborn, Justin Towns Earle, died tragically in 2020), telling it like it is, both personally and professionally makes his work some of the most important in modern music history – Seven recently spoke to Steve at home in New York about life and his preparations for Bluesfest.

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Roads affected by flooding

There are many roads affected by the flooding and landslides across the Northern Rivers with reminders to everyone that you should not drive through floodwater as conditions can change quickly. 

Special rate arrangements should continue: staff

At this Thursday’s meeting, Byron councillors will vote upon extending special payment arrangements for ratepayers affected by COVID-19 to the end of the year.

Byron Shire rates to rise 7.5 per cent

A 7–2 majority of councillors voted for a 7.5 per cent Special Rate Variation at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting.

Green values and the council’s dash for cash

John Wilson, Brunswick Heads. My understanding of green party values, apart from the obvious, is that they include social and economic equality and encouraging and supporting...

Rate rise amid fears of amalgamation

Byron Shire Council has forged ahead with the Special Rates Variation (SRV) amid fears of amalgamation at Thursday’s council meeting. Councillor Alan Hunter's DA refused as council awaits a review of current trial DA in 2017.

Doubt cast over Byron sewer rate reduction offer

A former Byron councillor says a recent announcement by the shire’s GM Ken Gainger that council is looking at reducing sewerage charges is nothing more than ‘a sweetener’ and will be ‘forgotten by 2017-18’.

Better responses than raising residential rates

Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay It’s clear Byron Shire Council needs a boost in income to solve an infrastructure backlog that’s been in a state of...

Airbnb tax

D Haydock, Suffolk Park I’ve previously suggested that Byron Shire Council should introduce a bed tax. I’ve now been told that this is not allowed by...

Byron rates survey disingenuous

David Giddy, Byron Bay. The recent letter from Byron Shire Council containing a brochure advocating a special rate increase and a return addressed survey does not canvass the important issues regarding a special rate variation (SRV), rather it is to express dismay at the disingenuous nature of the survey.

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.