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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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Capitalism

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

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...

Swivel flop-flop

Not sure what Cr Swivel is doing. But while he appears to be providing support for both sides of...

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.

Protesters stop logging at Doubleduke

The latest in a series of actions to save trees and habitat, native forest logging has been halted this morning by protests in Doubleduke state forest, between Grafton and Casino.

Valentine’s Day

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

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Community Sleepout to raise funds for Vinnies tonight

The 2022 NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout is this week with participants across the state braving the cold to raise vital funds and awareness in support of local services provided by the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Mary’s Place receives welcome boost in Ballina

One of the major recipients of Ballina RSL's latest round of ClubGRANTS is Mary's Place, a drop-in centre and support service for homeless people and travellers in the area, supported by Vinnies.

Aid groups getting set to help flood impacted communities

Both Rural Aid and Vinnies have launched flood appeals in the wake of the current weather events

Vinnies opens Mary’s Place for homeless in Ballina

The doors are open at St Vincent de Paul Society’s new drop-in centre in Ballina, servicing a population with one of the highest homelessness rates in regional NSW.

Virtual sleepout helps the needy in real life

A date to put in your diary is 23 October – that's the day that the sleepout for Vinnies Fred’s Place homeless service in Tweed Heads will be held.

How you can help bushfire survivors

Wondering what you can do to help our Northern Rivers neighbours impacted by devastating fires further south?

What’s behind mass exodus of vollies at Byron Vinnies?

Exclusive: A mass exodus of around 17 long-term volunteers at the Byron Bay St Vincent De Paul centre is being downplayed by management, despite claims of poor treatment and a change in management direction.

Fred’s Place can help out more homeless thanks to sleepout

The Vinnies' 2018 sleepout, held to fund Fred’s Place homeless drop-in centre in Tweed Heads, has exceeded its target. It's all thanks to support from some 50 sleepers last Thursday and substantial donations. 

Your old rags can become Vinnies’ riches

Whatever the purpose, from polishing cars and high-class furniture, to mopping up paint or grease in workshops, or cleaning valuable plates used in print-making, recycled rags made from donated clothing are prized by North Coast businesses.

Ballina Vinnies puts dumpster divers on notice

The ongoing theft of quality donations from Vinnies’ bins in Ballina have forced the op shop to fit CCTV cameras to capture the thieves red handed and threaten them with punishment.

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.