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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.

Other News

Fresh police appeal for witnesses in Gage Wilson case

Police have issued a fresh public appeal for witnesses in the case of missing Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

Bruns, the fishing town, becomes a musical!  

‘All the old salts have moved on… All the old salts have moved on… I’m wondering where they’ve gone…’

Forrest Organics

Victoria Cosford At the Forrest’s stall while Dave serves and chats to customers, wife Sue is showing me the magazine...

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.

Contradicted council

Local government elections are scheduled for 14 September 2024 and ‘Team Cadwallader’ of Ballina Shire Council have scored an...

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

Wilf Sprengel, Ocean Shores

It’s time we ratepayers have our say and not have a council that carries on like the proverbial pork chop.

The Tyagrah nude beach dispute saw our mayor cast his vote in favour of the misbehaving nudists to carry on, not giving any thought to the majority of Tyagarah residents who pleaded for its closure.

It’s time that those councillors who voted against its closure are designated to the dustbin at the next Council election. Once this Shire was divided into wards – like the current Gold Coast Council – and we in Ocean Shores, like them, had councillors who pulled their weight behind positive popular ward wants and needs. Today our needs are still not listened to.

Several years ago when the NSW government was encouraging Shires to merge, at Ocean Shores we applied to the Tweed Council to take on board the section of Byron Shire north of the Brunswick River. After inspection the mayor of Tweed, Mr Boyd, publicly announced that they could not afford to take us on board as our infrastructure was that poor.

Nothing has changed, it is still disgusting that we are considering a name change to ‘Pot Hole Shores’.

We are sick of petty fighting and pointless arguments. We are sick of Greens encouraging nude beaches, swimming and bike rides, and to cap it all off trying to introduce a nipple day. I would not be surprised if the next move will be for a prick day.

So at the next Council elections let’s see candidates who will remember they are the servants of the people.

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