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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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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

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

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

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.


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Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.


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Menkit Prince, Uki

At the September meeting of Tweed Shire Council (TSC), the first of the new council, it was interesting to hear Cr Polglase (who seems to be a great supporter of Leda in council) urge the other councillors to not fine Leda for illegal clearing at Cobaki Lakes but instead ‘sit at the table with them in an atmosphere of peace and harmony and discuss the problems’.

Is that how council deals with all non-compliant residents and small developers in the shire? How would it be if the same principle was applied across the board to rapists and murderers?

Even more interesting is the fact that Leda’s general manager Reg van Rij walked into the gallery as Cr Polglase was speaking on their behalf. Surprise, surprise!

Cr Polglase then went on to call for a motion to excuse all council debtors with the exception of Cr Milne, who owes a grand total of $341 for documents she obtained from TSC for a court case against council prior to being elected. Where is the idea of sitting down in an atmosphere of peace and harmony to work things out there?

Just goes to show the double standards he has when it suits his agenda.

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  1. Is Councillor Polglase’s behaviour a sign of someone still smarting at not gaining their ‘mandated’ mayoral role? How petty to move such a motion in the very first new Council session. For goodness sake voters deserve better this term from all members of this new Council team.


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