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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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Protecting biodiversity will take more than just the ‘30×30’ target

A 2019 UN report Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’ found that ‘nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history’.

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.

$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.

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.

Celebrating LOVE

The Paddock Project is hosting a (pre) Valentine’s Day picnic at the home of the giant LOVE sign that welcomes everyone to Mullumbimby. The LOVE sign has set the tone for all visitors and locals who pass by on their way into town and has probably been the most photographed local influencer for the past three years

Bluesfest performer’s triple GRAMMY win

Regular Byron Bluesfest performer Bonnie Raitt look out three gongs at yesterday's GRAMMY awards, bringing her a total of 13 across the span of her career.

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Can Labor win back Tweed?

It seems like ancient history now but a seat often referred to as National Party heartland was held by Labor in the early years of this century. The question is, can they win it back in 2019?

Labor sides with Leda

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. The Punters' Guide to the 2019 elections: As Christmas 2018 descends upon us; Tweed Country Labor becomes increasingly desperate. Justine’s hospital ‘attack’...

Tweed hospital works a boon for local business: MP

Work has commenced at the contested site of the new Tweed Valley Hospital in Kingscliff, with Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) saying it would result in ‘a local jobs boom’.

Labor promises high school for Pottsville

In the latest stage of a debate that has been raging for more than a decade, NSW Labor has committed to build a new public high school at Pottsville if elected next year.

Minister’s offer to meet hospital site opponents ‘empty’

An offer by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard to meet with opponents of the planned Kingscliff site for the new Tweed Hospital has been described as ‘an empty gesture’ by Labor’s contender for the state seat of Tweed, Craig Elliot.

‘Nothing of environmental significance’ at Tweed Hospital site

NSW Health Infrastructure has repudiated claims by federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor) that the Kingscliff site for the new Tweed Hospital would need to be assessed by the federal environment department.

Nats MP used ‘weasel words’ to disguise job losses: ALP

A vicious war of words has erupted between Labor’s candidate for the state seat of Tweed and the National Party MP for Lismore over claims 30 jobs are set to go at the Murwillumbah Firearms Registry.

More police needed, say Labor

A petition by NSW Labor calling for more police for the Tweed was launched last week, and follows on from previous sparring by Labor and the Nationals over policing numbers in the region.

Justine Elliot’s hubby to run for Labor in Tweed

Politics runs in the family for the Elliots. Craig Elliot, husband of Richmond federal MP Justine, has announced that he will be the Labor Party’s candidate for the seat of Tweed in the 2019 NSW state election.

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.