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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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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.

A play that puzzles and delights

The multi-award-winning play is a puzzle of scenes that are slowly put together by the audience to tell the...

Pothole protest gets immediate results

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

Temporary pods

The very long wait for temporary pods to house those affected by the unprecedented floods has finally been all...

Tamara Smith promises CCTV for Ballina CBD

Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith says that if re-elected next month she is committed to funding CCTV cameras to help police combat a worsening crime situation in Ballina's CBD.

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.

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Woman charged with theft, drug and firearm offences – Doon Doon

New South Wales Police say a woman will face court today for alleged vehicle theft, drug and firearm offences.

Firearms Amnesty draws huge response in NSW

Since July this year, NSW Crime Stoppers have been encouraging residents to hand in or register unwanted, illegal, and unregistered firearms as part of the National Firearms Amnesty.

Man in court after firearms seized in Tweed Heads

Police say a man will appear in court today charged after several firearms and firearms parts were seized from a unit in Tweed Heads.

Man threatened with firearm – Chinderah

Police say a man has been charged after allegedly threatening another man with a firearm on Friday at Chinderah.

Man charged following search warrant – Cudgera Creek 

A man has been charged following a search warrant at Cudgera Creek in the state’s far north.

Man with sawn-off gun arrested in DUI pursuit

Police chasing a man driving over the speed limit near Urbenville have charged him with driving an unregistered vehicle, being over the blood alcohol limit, driving while disqualified and being in possession of a shortened firearm.

Elderly man charged over illegal guns

A 78-year-old man will appear in Ballina Local Court next month after police seized a number of firearms from a property at Tuckombil on Wednesday.

Firearms stolen at Goonellabah

Police are appealing for information after two firearms were stolen from a home in Goonellabah last week. The two guns, a Stoeger rifle and a...

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.