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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

Ballina hosts Far North Coast swimming carnival

The Ballina RSL Swimming Club combined with Grafton and hosted the Far North Coast Zone Carnival at the Ballina...

Valentine’s Day

Victoria Cosford Is there anything lovelier than the sight and the scent of a blue lotus? It’s a flower and...

Corporate governance breaches

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

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

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.

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists...

Stories about "Eco-shark barrier":

Ballina shark barrier installation stalls

Installation of the controversial ‘eco’ shark barrier at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach has stalled after fears that divers installing the 350kg concrete ‘planks’ that anchor...

Shark patrols to continue until Easter

North coast aerial shark patrols, which were due to finish after Australia Day, will now continue up until Easter, according to parliamentary secretary for the north coast, Chris Gulaptis.

Why no Eco Shark Barrier for Byron?

Mark Abriel, Byron Bay. Are only Ballina beaches being promised shark barriers, or will the Pass and Byron beaches also be included?

Premier promises swifter action on shark deterrents

Ballina beaches have reopened following Tuesday’s attack on WSL surfer Sam Morgan at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach. And the premier has promised quicker action on shark deterrent technology for the region but stopped short of nominating a time-frame.

Eco-shark barriers do offer protection

Mark Abriel, Byron Bay. Following the attacks on surfers in Ballina, and again in Byron this week, I am once more submitting the video interview I did with Craig Moss, the developer of the Eco-Shark barrier.

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.