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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

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Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

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Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Voting day at Seagulls on Saturday 4 December. Photo Aslan Shand

The final outcome of the Tweed Shire elections will be announced on Tuesday 21 December at 11am at Seagulls where the final result will be calculated. Tweed Shire elects seven councillors who then elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

53,269 votes of the potential 66,406 voters having been counted up till 10am this morning with Liberal candidate James Owen’s ticket having received the largest primary vote at 25.28 so far. This will most likely see the second candidate on Owen’s ticket, Rhiannon Brinsmead, also elected to Council.

The Independent ticket led by former Mayor Chris Cherry has received 12.44 per cent of the vote and is closely followed by Labor’s ticket led by former Deputy Mayor Reece Byrnes at 11.53 per cent of the vote. This will likely see both of these candidates back on the Tweed Council for the coming term.

Bringing up the rear in primary votes are the Green’s ticket headed by Dr Nola Firth at 9.38 per cent of the primary vote followed closely by Independent Meredith Dennis at 9.61 per cent, Conservative Warren Polglase at 8.58 per cent, Conservative Pryce Allsop at 6.21 per cent and Independent Letitia Kelly at 4.9 per cent. The outcome of the final positions on council will come down to preferences and the order in which candidates preferences are redistributed.


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