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Where does a lack of empathy lead us? 

Democracy, as a concept and a form of governance, was first introduced by the Greeks around 507 BC.

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Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites has been considered by residents, Tweed Shire Councillors, and staff at the last two planning meetings and a workshop in between.

Madura Tea partner Gary Davey is presented with the award by Canstar Blue’s Rebecca Logan.

Tweed-based company Madura Tea Estates recently received Best Tea Bag Award, as judged by Canstar Blue. Executives of the ratings company were present to hand over the prestigious Blue Taste Award, the result of a survey of 2,500 Australian consumers.

‘This is a great result in a competitive market, and a great validation of the Madura brand, said Rebecca Logan, manager of Canstar Blue. Ms Logan said that 85 per cent of consumers surveyed told Canstar Blue they sought value and were prepared to pay more for an item ‘if it tastes good’.

‘This award is extremely important to us,’ said Gary Davey, partner of Madura Tea Estates. ‘We are the only Australian-owned tea producer left, and to collect such an award against our overseas competitors, particularly based on taste – well, it doesn’t get any better than that!’


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