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May 18, 2024

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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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First baby born at new Tweed Valley Hospital

The new Tweed Valley Hospital opened on May 14 at Kingscliff and it saw its first baby born that day at 8.53pm.

Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

North coast fire fighter honoured

It was a hot, smoky morning when Senior Deputy RFS Captain John Holmes and his comrades arrived at the Bean Creek fire, near Bonalbo.

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Locals take state awards at Byron Bay Triathlon

The Byron Tri Club had a successful Byron Triathlon despite the waterlogged conditions last Saturday. Not only did the club...

Isabelle Delmotte, Suffolk Park

We got our Origin electricity bill yesterday. A politicised bill declaring that the NSW Liberal government, dubiously, estimates that our bill increase is the result of the federal Labor government carbon tax.

According to EWON (Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW) all suppliers have to add the same quote on bills: ‘NSW government estimates that the federal carbon tax and green energy schemes add about $316 a year to the typical 7MWh household bill’.

It is clear that electricity consumers in NSW are contributing to finance the Liberal campaign for the next federal elections. I resent my bill being politicised in such a blatant way and do not wish to financially contribute to any political campaigns without my consent. If you have similar concerns please contact your federal representative.


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