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May 11, 2021

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NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

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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