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Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

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Experience books in a whole new way at Byron Writers Festival

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Early warning systems for flooded roads installed Byron Shire

Three sets of automated flood warning signs and cameras have been installed on Main Arm Road, Left Bank Road and Myocum Road, say Council staff.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Youth crime

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David – ‘self-hating Jew’

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Bev Norton, Mullumbimby

Luke and Louie – our 19-month-old dog, a bitza – went to Belongil Beach, but approaching the beach Louie jumped out of the car window, which was not something Louie had done before.

Luke spent a couple of hours looking for him but Louie was nowhere to be found, so Luke came back to Mullum at 5.30pm. Louie was at our front gate at Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby.

Louie had walked home from Byron covered in ticks and a couple of scratches on his legs and was tired. I think that’s amazing that he walked 30km in seven hours.

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