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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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Government bullying and hidden agendas

Frank Ball, Tweed Heads The treatment of Christine Holgate while CEO of Australia Post is nothing short of scandalous. Not only...

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.

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

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.

Exciting lineup for 2021 Bangalow Music Festival

Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) yesterday unveiled a stellar Bangalow Music Festival program for August 2021. The theme for the 19th festival is 'music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre'.

Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

Surfer and surf coach Karin. Photo Kim Carey

Surfing To Survive is a film about local surfer and surf coach Karin, with an invisible illness leading to disability, and will show at the Palace Cinema Byron on 19 March at 6.45pm.

The film will give an insight into Karin’s daily struggles owing to a rare illness. It shows how surfing and the ocean offer the energy to deal with her challenges and bring happiness. Interviews are held with surfer Pauline Menczer, Danny Wills, Ozzie Wright, health professionals, neighbours and more.

During the event local musician Mandy Hawkes will paint a musical picture of Karin’s life and Pauline Menczer will speak about her experience with Karin to raise awareness for invisible illness. At the end, the audience will have the chance to participate in a Q&A with Karin. For more information and ticket sales visit www.surfingtosurvive.com/film.


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