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March 3, 2021

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Ari Ehrlich, Tyalgum

In his local newspapers’ political ads Phill Youngblutt declares himself a proud Tweed National. Yet in the Tweed Link, the council newsletter, and on the ballot paper he is listed as ‘independent’. This demonstrates confusion or duplicity or both.

It echoes the last council election, when he scored all of one per cent of the vote as part of the so-called ‘Balance Team’.

His behaviour towards other councillors in the chamber and his ‘morons’ comments in the media show anything but balance.

His non-attendance at all but two meet-the-candidate events indicates his unwillingness to engage with the greater community to hear their concerns.

Councillor Youngblutt’s record is there in the council meetings section of the TSC website for all to see. There is no evidence that he is capable of working co-operatively in the best interests of Tweed Shire residents. We deserve far better.

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  1. I cannot understand why a man who so obviously dislikes those who are different from himself can honestly represent a wide range of people as a Shire Councillor. He rarely makes a constructive comment at meetings and appears to doze off with regularity, only to stir if his mate, Warren, needs his vote – usually AGAINST something worthwhile! Why bother turning up at all?


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021