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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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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

Local libraries get ByteWise about science

A National Science and Technology Centre program, ByteWise is a revolving showcase of 24 interactive exhibitions that will be touring the Northern Rivers for the next three months.

Tweed Council extends its dogs-on-leash program

Tweed Shire Council is extending its Take the Lead program which aims to reduce the number of dogs off-leash in high conservation value areas and other public places in the Tweed.

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...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’

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...

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Swimmers saved by Emergency Response Beacon

Surf Life Saving NSW says that two men in their 20s have been rescued at Dreamtime Beach after a woman activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning.

Surf life savers return

The red and yellow is back on NSW beaches with more than 20,000 surf life saving volunteers ready to welcome beachgoers for the official beginning of patrol season.

Surf Life Saving NSW: understand your limitations in hazardous conditions

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting hazardous surf conditions today along the northern half of the coast and continuing into the weekend.

Rock fisher rescued at Fingal Head

Two men were caught by the incoming tide when they were rock fishing at Fingal Head this morning.

Hazardous surf warning for Far North Coast

Surf Life Saving NSW issued a warning very early this morning as tropical cyclone Seth makes its way down the Australian coastline.

Kingscliff to host country Surf Life Saving event

Thirty-four country life saving clubs will be heading to Kingscliff this weekend to participate in the he NSW Country Championships Surf Life Saving competitions.

Far North Coast lifesavers win NSW awards

The contributions of four lifesavers from the Far North Coast were recognised at Surf Life Saving NSW’s Awards for Excellence in Sydney in late August.

Coolangatta silver for Brunswick SLSC

The Brunswick SLSC’s 190-year-plus mixed team has collected second place after taking on Australia-wide competition at Surf Life Saving Australia’s Coolangatta Gold. The race began...

Volunteer surf life savers hit the beach this weekend

Tomorrow marks the offical start of the red and yellow flags hitting NSW beaches and this year 15 beaches will also have drones on hand to look for sharks as well as swimmers in distress.

Brunswick SLS masters take on the Queenslanders and win

Some great individual performances contributed to Brunswick SLSC coming 18th at the Queensland State Surf Life Saving Masters held at Mooloolaba Beach last week. Close...

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.