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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Acting Prime Ministers

Last week, Acting PM Michael McCormack managed the tricky feat of making the absent Scott Morrison look good, at least by comparison. Perhaps that's now the Nationals' role in the Canberra circus?

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.


Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Frida’s Field winter menu

  If you’re thinking of a long lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, out in the country with a beautiful...

Two mumma koalas with joeys hit on Terranora Road

Tweed Council is warning motorists that koalas are on the move and is asking drivers to take extra caution through new koala zones marked on Terranora Road, following several sightings and two accidents involving the much-loved marsupials in recent weeks. 

Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Old White Man MacFarland, Ewingsdale

Richard Attenborough, yes… and Joe Biden. Bill Clinton. Jimmy Carter. Robert Redford. Terence McKenna. Jonas Salk. Bob Hope. George Burns. Gough Whitlam. Salman Rushdie. Walt Whitman. Benjamin Franklin. P. G. Wodehouse. Marlon Brando. Frank Lloyd Wright. Joseph Campbell. Pablo Picasso. Oskar Schindler. Thomas Keneally. Pope Francis. Winston Churchill. Harrison Ford. Michael Caine. Robert De Niro. David Crosby. Mick Jagger. Albert Einstein. Barry Long. Pablo Casals. Robert Frost. William Yeats. Alexander Bell. Clair Patterson. Julian Assange. James Maxwell. Mikhail Gorbachev. John Altgeld. Kirk Douglas. Charles Darwin. Douglas MacArthur. John Cleese. Howard Carter. Bernie Sanders. Al Gore. Michael Moore.   Harvey Weinstein.

OK, not Harvey Weinstein.

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  1. Old White woman answer – Bill Clinton [take or leave his women & loot] MacFarland.
    A couple of Aussies + Brits – & the rest are USA. No-one’s said there aren’t men who
    can’t be replaced as is the same with women. What was implied was women are not
    as bright an men [this is laymen’s talk], have lower IQs & don’t appear to appear in
    the spotlight like men do. I’m not about to list the world’s leading women because
    this is no horse race. Anyone who knows their history can close their eyes to ‘lift
    a list of women up where they belong’. Have a safe & pleasing Christmas. NB – the
    song sung by Cocker was written & recorded by the Native American Cree Indian,
    Buffy Sainte-Marie. She has written dozens of songs ie – Soldier Blue & Universal
    Soldier that the USA government did their best to ‘ban’.


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