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After the fall: Mr Andersen’s rise from the streets to mature-age study through Tweed outreach program

Richie Andersen is excited and grateful. After years spent suffering substance dependency, relationship breakdowns, health crises and sleeping rough, the Tweed-based grandfather is about to become a mature-aged student.

Harvest Food Festival: Thursday 2 to Saturday 5 May

As part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival in May you’ll have the chance to get up close...

Tyagarah Beach

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Early childhood education trial for Kyogle and Federal

Working families in Kyogle and Federal Village are set to get more access to early childhood education and care including new programs.

Israel

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Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

I refer to your article on 22 February, Tapping into Water Savings, where a private van park in West Tweed has been given $5,000 by the Tweed Shire Council to go towards replacing their single-flush toilets with dual-flush models.

Apparently the major eligibility criterion for this largesse with ratepayer funds is the private van park in question is one of the Top 20 water-consuming businesses in the shire!

Can anybody please explain to me why ratepayer dollars have to be handed over to a private business in order that it can pay less for its annual water usage, especially given the fact the council regularly cries poor when it comes to providing basic services?

Greg Williams, Tweed

 


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