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April 23, 2021

Late goals save Byron Bay at Ocean Shores

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Yamba restaurants

I’m often asked about Yamba, one of our favourite holiday spots over the last 20 years. With a great range of beaches, walks, tennis courts, skate parks and accommodation etc it’s been great for the kids growing up, and they still love it. Plus, it’s now only 90 minutes’ drive from Mullumbimby.

Music photos

Jack Paten, Shellharbour Over the years I have collected various photos from the past of Australian Country Music history and am...

Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.

Ocean Shores’ Simon Knight (red and white) dodges the Tintenbar defence. Photo Michelle Begg

Ocean Shores soccer played at home last weekend with less than spectacular results including a narrow 1–0 loss for the U/15s and the three senior teams all having draws. 

The first division Brownsnakes missed a chance to grab top spot in the ladder in a frustrating 2–2 draw against Byron Bay.

Full credit to Byron Bay who stuck with the Snakes and scored the equaliser just seven minutes from time. 

It was almost a carbon copy in sixth grade. The Shores old boys had the better of the second half against Byron and also led 2–1, only to see Byron score another game saving late equaliser. 

Ocean Shores were perhaps a bit lucky in third grade. Tintenbar came ready to play and scored a good goal to go ahead 1–0. Once again, Shores had a better second half and midway were able to equalise.

To be fair, Tintenbar had a number of chances to win and should have, but Shores keeper Dan Holden held them out in a classic display of flawless goal keeping. 

Crowd support on Friday night and Saturday was truly fantastic. It was great to see so many supporting the boys. 


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