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May 29, 2024

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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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Secret MoU adopted for flood co-operation

Mayor Michael Lyon downplayed the secrecy surrounding his request that councillors support a non-binding memorandum of understanding with flood recovery agencies and the body that represents local councils.

Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

Contaminated fuel claims

A man who says a petrol station in the southern Tweed Heads area sold him contaminated fuel is seeking any other motorists who may have experienced the same. 

Lone Goat Gallery celebrates diversity with ‘Recognise’

About to open at Lone Goat Gallery, Recognise is an exhibition featuring works by local artists Carla Davey, Mathew Daymond, Lydian Dunbar, Shirley Gibson, Nathaniel Harvey, Rebecca King, Willie Mutton, Quinlyn Seikot, Zion Levy Stewart, Gill Williams and Lucas Wright.

Potholes deep dive

While Byron Council tells residents there’s no funding to repair flood-damaged roads and vital access to peoples’ homes, or...

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

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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