March 7, 2013
Bangalow Football Club achieves Level 1 FFA National Club Accreditation Bangalow Football Club was presented with its Certificate of Achievement for Level 1 Accreditation in the Football Federation Australia (FFA) National Club Accreditation Scheme by Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) Deputy Chairman, Michael Gaertner, yesterday.
Bangalow becomes the third club in Football Far North Coast to achieve this recognition.
This process involved collaboration with NNSWF Club Development Officer, Gary Fisher, towards meeting criteria of Teams Entered, Club Management and Governance, Child Protection, Accredited Coaches, Safety and Risk Management and Promoting Positive Behaviour.
Bangalow Football Club is now among an elite group of NNSWF member clubs to achieve Level 1 Club Accreditation Status.
According to Club Development Officer Gary Fisher, the club’s motivation and positivity to the process was hugely beneficial in working towards achieving Level 1 Club Accreditation.
“Bangalow FC carried out the FFA Club Accreditation process with great enthusiasm and with a fantastic desire to improve their club. President Paul Hanigan and the Bangalow committee completed the process comprehensively and meticulously and I would like to thank them for their efforts,” said Fisher.
PICTURE: (From left) Paul Hanigan (Bangalow FC), Michael Gaertner (NNSWF), Lyle Le Sueur (Bangalow FC).
January 1, 2013
A double fatality occurred overnight on the Pacific Highway at Bangalow, near Possum Creek Road.
The head-on crash occurred about 2.20am today (Tuesday 1 January, 2013) and involved two vehicles.
The drivers, a man and a woman, are deceased.
There were no passengers in either of the vehicles.
May 27, 2012
The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa has announced that top chef Martin Boetz (pictured) of Longrain Sydney and Melbourne will headline the Delicious Weekend Away, being held over the long weekend in June.
Boetz promises to bring energy and colour to Byron for the three day food and wine celebration.
Born in Germany, his passion for cooking was nurtured by some of the world’s greatest Chefs, including David Thompson (who now owns London’s Michelin starred Nahm) at Darley Street Thai and Sailors Thai.
Martin joins Bangalow-based pastry Chef extraordinaire Katrina Kanetani from hatted restaurant Town (formerly of The Pier and MG Garage Sydney, Asiate New York and Quo Vadis London), Valli Little and The Byron at Byron’s Gavin Hughes (formerly of Aqua Luna, The Bathers Pavilion and Aqua Dining Sydney, Inverlochy Castle Hotel and 1 Devonshire Gardens Scotland).
“There are lots of passionate producers growing fabulous Thai ingredients in the Byron region,” said Martin Boetz, “including turmeric, galangal and betel leaves that we use at Longrain and will celebrate over the course of the weekend.”
The weekend includes a cooking class with Valli Little, lunch at award-winning Newrybar restaurant Harvest, a visit to local farmers markets and a producers farm and a gala four-course dinner at The Byron at Byron Restaurant.
Guests will stay in the Byron at Byron Resort and Spa where they can unwind with yoga or spend time by the infinity pool.
May 27, 2012
As a 12-year-old boy, surf industry pioneer Bob McTavish observed the life his father led.
A career “slave” to the Commonwealth Bank, his dad was overlooked for promotion after 21 years, so he packed up the family and took off for Darwin. “I went, right! There’s something wrong with the way this system functions,” Bob said.
“To me, the whole thing of school, career, wife, kids, mortgage, finally pay off your mortgage when you’re 65 and then have a brief retirement then drop dead, is a very suspicious way of living.”
Instead, seeing how “the system” absorbed the energies of his hardworking father, once Bob became a young man, he chose to “take retirement first, and pay the price later”.
He decided to be more selective about how to live his life, so focussed first on surfing, then on establishing a sometimes bumpy career to become a master craftsman of surfboards, with the company he founded producing surfboards non-stop since 1962.
March 7, 2012
Twelve prominent journalists from across the country enjoyed a cooking demonstration and lunch with Gavin Hughes, The Byron at Byron Resort’s Head Chef on March 1.
The event was part of a two-day tour of the Northern Rivers macadamia industry, which took the journalists to Picadilly Park macadamia farm, Macadamia Processing Company (MPC) and the Byron Farmers Market.
February 9, 2012
Southern Cross University has welcomed the first group of senior high school students who are embarking on their tertiary studies through a new and innovative program, SCU Head-Start.
SCU Head-Start has been designed to give exceptional Years 11 and 12 students across the University’s footprint, from Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast, the opportunity to complete a unit of university study while still at school.
January 18, 2012
Police are appealing for information after a fatal two-car collision in the state’s north.
About 5.55pm Tuesday 17 January 2012, emergency services were called to Bangalow Road near the intersection of Friday Hut Road at Binna Burra after a station wagon and Holden Statesman collided.
One male passenger in the station wagon died at the scene of the crash.
The male driver of the wagon has received serious injuries and was airlifted from the scene by helicopter.
He will undergo further treatment at Lismore Base Hospital.
The female driver of the Holden Statesman has been taken by road ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital. She is understood to be in a serious condition.
Police attached to Ballina Crash Investigation Unit will continue inquiries into the circumstances leading up to the crash.
Anyone who saw either car prior to the collision should contact Ballina Crash Investigation Unit or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
December 27, 2011
A child is in a critical condition following a serious crash on the state’s Far North Coast.
About 2.55pm Monday, 26 December 2011, a black Holden Barina was travelling north on the Pacific Highway near Broadwater, when it crossed the southbound lanes and crashed into a tree.
Police from Richmond Local Area Command and emergency services attended the scene.
A five-year-old girl, a passenger in the Barina, was thrown from the vehicle on impact.
She was airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital in a critical condition.
The 49-year-old female driver and an eight-year-old boy were taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.
Lanes in both directions of the Pacific Highway were closed to allow the helicopter to land and remained closed for more than two hours while investigations continued.
Officers attached to Ballina Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, or the events leading up to it, is urged to contact the Ballina Crash Investigation Unit or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
December 14, 2011
Mr Gay and Mr Page today visited the site of the future Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade to unveil the options.
September 14, 2011
“We were thrilled with the crowd,” said festival organiser Remy Tancred. “There were of course locals from across the Northern Rivers and I also met many visitors down from the Gold Coast and Brisbane throughout the day.”