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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

Posters gone

I am writing to bring attention to a growing issue in our community – the removal of community posters....

Five hours spent at last Thursday’s Byron Council

If you need a fix of local government decision-making, you could dip into the odd five-hour online recording of what occurred at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

He’s off, has been for years! And what’s a conspiracy amongst friends?

After ten years in Mullum I’ve relocated to the middle of an extinct volcano in Murwillumbah.

Danny’s world

Danny Wakil would have us believe that Israel is a sweet little peace-loving ‘sister democracy’ that can do no...

Consumer watchdog asked to investigate MasterChef ‘renewable gas’ claims

Claims that ‘renewable gas’ is making MasterChef 'greener' are under scrutiny following a complaint to the ACCC.

Last Tweed Shire Council meeting, councillors voted to exclude me from the GM selection panel, without any warning, because I stated that it would be great if the new GM turned out to be a woman. My suggestion for belated training to alleviate councillors’ concerns about their perceived bias of my statement was not accepted despite training for selection committees being specifically identified in Council’s Equal Employment Opportunity Management Plan.

After the devastating lack of support from Dot for a review of the Kings Forest concept, and the lack of support for a ‘no dogs’ policy from Joan, I was pleasantly surprised that councillors later supported a number of motions I had put up.

These included reports to be bought forward on encouraging roadside fruit-and-veg stalls; ensuring protection status for the Alberts Lyrebird featured on Council’s crest; maximising opportunities for public transport with the Commonwealth Games; composting toilets; and a workshop on extending bikeways.

They failed to support other motions I proposed for community input on prioritisation for the regional development grants; developing a tourism mural concept; a request to the health department to accommodate the koala corridor at Pottsville in their development plans; dual reticulation for Kings Forest; encouraging sustainable design; and most surprising of all, they refused to support a report on prioritising road works for Tweed Heads CBD.

Tweed Shire councillor Katie Milne


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