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April 11, 2021

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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

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Character test for PM without much

Over Easter I visited a friend who’s spent decades doing her best to protect old growth forests, preserve human connection with nature in the raw and help save our planet from the climate emergency.

Kingscliff RPA bringing it all back home

One of the Tweed Shire’s oldest residents’ associations is celebrating a long-awaited return to the Kingscliff Community Hall.

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver wins gold 

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver Paul ‘Punchy’ Davis won gold in the 600m paddle board race

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Half-price quarantine a step in the right direction, says NSW Farmers’ Association

NSW Farmers’ Association says it's pleased that calls for the subsidisation of quarantine costs for agricultural workers have been heard by the NSW Government.

Northern Rivers COVID restrictions lifting at midnight

NSW Health has confirmed that COVID-related restrictions for the Northern Rivers will be lifted at midnight tonight (Monday 5 April).

Tom Tabart, Former Greens councillor

I can understand Cr Cameron wishing to tarnish The Greens as a prop for his long-standing desire to be mayor. But surely the current ‘Richardson’ Greens have done enough to damage the brand themselves?

As someone who served with Basil in Council I feel he is someone worth re-electing and one whose past support of The Greens has led to the common but numerically incorrect belief of Greens-majority councils.

His version of history, where Greens selected Rose Wanchup ‘to curry favour with the developer class’ is fanciful; I was there when it happened. Rose was chosen owing to her work in several conservation campaigns and, frankly, because we did not have enough starters. Clearly it was a huge mistake and Rose was ‘persuaded’ to resign from the Greens rather than choosing to defect. Selection rules were tightened after this but looking at Simon and the three blind mice, they still need work.

The current group of Greens candidates (with the exception of Cr Ndiaye) are in the mould of the Barham council, which, despite huge pressure, have largely ‘held the line’ against over-development. It would be in the interests of the Shire if Basil and the New Greens could re-establish this situation.


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Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline...

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.