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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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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...

Flow Music presents: Byron Bay

The theatre will be transformed into a festival wonderland, with pre-show entertainment from 6pm, including body and face painting by donation, incredible dancers from Epic Creations, lighting by Tone from Crystal Grid and decor by Bare Foot Beat. 

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.

$5 million to improve Northern Rivers rural drainage systems

Damaged rural drainage systems will be cleaned out, repaired and fitted with mechanisms that will reduce the impacts of future flooding, thanks to the Australian and NSW governments’ $5 million Northern Rivers Drainage Reset Program.

Basketball camp for youth mental health

Recently the ASK Youth team was in action at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre, delivering the 'Optimise Me' basketball camp to a large group of local kids.

60 farmers blockaded Santos trucks and oppose CSG

More than 60 farmers blockaded Santos trucks on Saturday and police were called to a state forest near Gunnedah amid disputes over potential water extraction and fracking.

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Editorial – Good riddance to George

The Devil pounced on Cardinal Pell last week and dragged him down to the infernal level prepared for him by his own actions.

Man extradited from Queensland following investigations into alleged child sex abuse

NSW detectives have extradited a man from Queensland following investigations into the alleged sexual abuse of a young girl in the state’s north more than five years ago.

Bangalow man on 210 sex charges against 161 victims

Police will lay 210 additional charges against a man at court today, following an investigation into the origin of thousands of images and videos located on electronic devices seized in Bangalow last year.

Police arrest man on North Coast beach on child sex charges

A man will appear in court again today on charges of allegedly attempting to procure an underage girl for sex after being arrested at a North Coast beach on Friday.

Thus Spake Mungo: Will Malcolm’s apology get backbench support?

Malcolm Turnbull has always regarded John Howard as some sort of political mentor. It was Howard who encouraged and promoted him, and Howard who talked him out of giving up when Tony Abbott beat him by one vote for the party leadership he regard as his birthright.

Child pornography ‘produced in Ballina’

A man will appear in court next month after being charged with the production and possession of child abuse material at a rented storage facility in Ballina.

Lismore to host event for sexual abuse survivors

Life After Sexual Abuse, a Q&A taking place in Lismore next week, is an opportunity to ‘better understand the trauma inflicted by sexual violence and discuss strategies for support and healing,’ according to the event's organisers.

Supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Eyes Wide Open is a seminar aimed at helping the people in a relationship with an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

A loyal friend is what many people need in this sometimes brutal world

The Rafiki Mwema orphanage, in their area of Kenya, are the only home in the area that specifically care for children who have been sexually abused.

Tweed bus driver charged with child grooming       

Police have charged a 48-year-old male bus driver over alleged child grooming offences on the Tweed Coast.

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.