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June 24, 2024

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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over...

Koalas? Act now

The Forestry Corporation’s Planning Portal shows that forest compartments are on the chopping block before the Great Koala National...

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.

Sunshine brings football back to the Northern Rivers

After weeks of relentless rain washing out every game, the sunny days of June have allowed local football to...

I was rather disturbed by the verbal assault on one of our most respected citizens, Rose Wanchap, made by David Lovejoy in his editorial of the October 14.

I have known Ms Wanchap for over 10 years. I have never met a person more honest, more sincere or more full of integrity.

Mr Lovejoy has insulted her in every conceivable way without bothering to interview her before writing his editorial.

Ms Wanchap has a fine reputation for helping those in need in the community here and overseas. For years she has voluntarily donated twenty per cent of the net profit from her business to help the needy. I hope Mr Lovejoy can say the same for himself.

Ms Wanchap joined the Byron Shire Council to try to make a difference in the community. She is not and never has been a right winger. If her vote coincides at times with the right faction it is simply because she believes that is the way to go on a particular issue.

The thing that matters is getting the right result on each project. This is far more important than voting with a certain faction just because it is expected of you.

Robert West, Suffolk Park


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