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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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A big thank you to Sonia Laverty and the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) for providing Monday’s meeting on flood...

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

Get your art on this weekend

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Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Incarceration Nation screens as part of Reconciliation Week

As part of Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3), Sisters for Reconciliation and the Cavanbah Reconciliation group will host a screening and discussion of the powerful documentary, Incarceration Nation.

Race action at the TVSC Mother’s Day meet

A dedicated fleet of 13 boats took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s (TVSC) Winter series on Mother’s Day earlier this month.

Tweed Shire Councillor Phil Youngblutt has told local media this week he will not re-contest his position at this year’s council elections.

Youngblutt, now in his 70s, said that council had been ‘revitalised’ during his time in office.

He is generally part of a pro-development voting group but surprisingly voted against longtime ally Warren Polglase at the last mayoral elections, helping instead to install current mayor Barry Longland.

Youngblutt says Longland had made a promise to vote in support of the controversial Byrill Creek dam project when it was soon after the mayoral elections, which he subsequently went back on.

Longland denies the claims, saying he had only ever agreed to re-examine the issue after an ongoing state government review of the previous government’s investigation had been finalised.

As the government didn’t find anything amiss with the existing position, Longland says he had no qualms about using his deciding vote to block the project.


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