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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

T Sharples, Tweed Heads

Australia’s political system was always meant to be ‘bottom up’ not ‘top down’, so it’s inspiring to see Dr Kerryn Phelps’s Independent victory in the Wentworth by-election. Her win was a 20 per cent swing from the Liberals who’ve held the seat for 117 years since Federation.

Political parties were never part of our Constitution, but since 1901 have gradually taken over.

It’s well-known advice for lawyers seeking judicial office: ‘join a political party’.

One of the fallacious principles we’re meant to believe is that the judiciary and political systems are separate, yet both complement each other and live off the taxpayer even after they retire.

Ex-governor-general Peter Hollingworth, forced to resign by John Howard for covering up sexual misconduct in the church, still pockets benefits exceeding $600,000 every year until his death – and should misfortune befall him earlier then his wife picks up 75 per cent of his pension.

Then there’s John Howard costing more in retirement than he did in office, with up a $1m bill at taxpayers’ expense in his first year of retirement.

Political parties and the elites who run them have their snouts in the trough.

Wentworth voters have wised up. I hope voters in Tweed and around Australia will do the same.


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

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