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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Work repairing landslips on Tweed’s Scenic Drive won’t start before June

Geotechnical assessments have now been completed for the two landslips near Simpson Drive and Warringa Drive on Scenic Drive at Bilambil Heights.

Lennox Longboard ‘One Dayer’ going ahead

The organisers of the 2022 Rip Curl Lennox Longboard 'One Dayer' are hoping it will be third time lucky after their event was postponed due to COVID and then catastrophic flooding. The event is now scheduled for this Sunday, 15 May.

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Rob Marks

Rob Marks lives in the Tweed Shire, owns a small business and is running on Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party ticket for the federal seat of Richmond.

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get...

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

Tweed Community Country Halls Association has been running a dance circuit around the halls of the Tweed Valley for decades. It is one of those rare country treats that people will talk about.

It has come to my attention that a number of people think it is restricted to the local members of the Ball, which is far from the truth. These occasions are an opportunity to meet locals in the area and others who come for the social dance and supper. All members of the community are welcome to join the evening (no alcohol).

They do a Pride of Erin dance for the title of Tiny Tot, Junior, Matron, Senior, and the title Miss. There is a category for everyone in the family to participate in. If you enter on the night and win, the only expectation is that you appear at the final Ball in August/September for the final judging of the circuit. I have enjoyed the evenings for years and consider it an opportunity to dress up, but that is not necessary.

The last practice dance will be at the Tumbulgum Hall, with a St Patrick’s day theme, starting at 8pm on March 17.

Robyn Lemaire, Matron of the Tweed, Murwillumbah.


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