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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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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. 

Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

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.

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.

Teenage boys extorted over sexually explicit images

In the lead-up to tomorrow's Safer Internet Day the Kids Helpline is highlighting the concerning trend of overseas criminal syndicates preying on Australian children, particularly teenage boys, by extorting money from them after deceiving them to send sexually explicit images over instant messaging platforms.

Byron Bay wins national boardriders grand final

Byron Bay Boardriders have pulled off a massive upset beating powerhouse clubs to take out the Australian Boardriders grand...

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Janelle Saffin makes Top 100 Women of Influence list

We all know Janelle Saffin as the former (and possibly future) federal MP for Page but how many locals know about her remarkable legal and humanitarian work and her life-long advocacy for an independent East Timor?

What does it mean to be an influencer in regional Australia?

Robbie Sefton, Tamworth. Today, the Australian Financial Review and Westpac have announced the winners of the 100 Women of Influence awards – women who have shown vision, leadership, innovation and action in and beyond their field. I’m honoured – and truth told, pretty excited – to be one of the winners.

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.