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April 23, 2021

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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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Koala Wars

James Wright, Byron Bay On reading Dailan’s ‘Koala Wars’ I felt compelled introduce the readers to interesting debate about the health and...

Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by...

Death for koalas

Maria Paola Torti, Italy I’m Maria Paola Torti. I live in Italy, and I’m very concerned with the NSW coalition government’s...

Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

Pottsville policing forum asks the hard questions

Members of the Pottsville and Tweed Coast community say that in response to an increase in criminal activity in the area and their request for increased police presence, they were hosting a police presentation at Pottsville.

Andrew Hall, Ocean Shores

Oi, you new chums, refos from the cities, new residents and local crazies who are filling the Shire; please pay attention.

Mullumbimby is special, and is getting crowded. We need to maintain its special ambience and I want to draw your attention to a particular problem with this before disaster strikes, or, at least a nasty accident.

So pay attention now. Part of Mullum’s specialness is ‘PEDESTRIANS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY’ – not cars.

You new chums need to realise that when you emigrate to (or even just visit) Mullumbimby it takes approximately three months to slow down to the local speed. It is a blissful, gentle, friendly speed. And worthwhile achieving.

Also, it makes it much safer for we pedestrians as we wander across the road. The whole town is a pedestrian crossing. So join us and learn the art of gentle driving. It will lower your stress levels and help you blend in to paradise.
Lay back and become a local. Slow down.


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