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December 7, 2022

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Latest News

NSW Labor candidate announced for Ballina

Andrew Broadley has been named the NSW Labor candidate for Ballina for the March 2023 election.

Other News

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

NSW Labor candidate announced for Ballina

Andrew Broadley has been named the NSW Labor candidate for Ballina for the March 2023 election.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Is it better not to report rape?

We failed Brittany Higgins. Our judicial system is so brutalising the only way to keep her safe was to drop the charges against her alleged rapist.

Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

NSW SES continues its efforts on International Volunteers Day

NSW SES volunteers continue to assist flood impacted communities across inland NSW as extensive flooding moves to downstream locations.

The Beautiful Tweed

There’s always something happening in The Tweed, celebrating the very best of our region, from food and the arts to sports and surfing. Here are some upcoming events across the region not to be missed – mark them in your diary and get ready for an eventful time in The Tweed! 


Tweed Artisan Food Festival

Tweed Artisan Food Festival, 21–30 October

A celebration of bespoke food experiences with more than 20 events held over 10 days from the stunning Tweed coast to the lush hinterland, showcasing the outstanding culinary flavours, culture, and collective pride of the region.


Uki Festival: Ash Grunwald

The Uki Festival 2022, 22–23 October

Celebrate Uki’s flood recovery as Uki says thank you to the ‘Mud-Army’ that came to their aid after the Big Flood of Feb ’22. Catch Ash Grunwald, Hat Fitz and Cara, The Warren Earl Band, Jesse Witney, Emmagen Raine, Mandy Nolan and more.


Tyalgum Dance Spectacular

Tyalgum Dance Spectacular – 12 November

The Northern Rivers’ premiere annual dance event is back with Australia’s best Ballroom, Latin, and New Vogue dance couples performing an exciting and glittering display of their incredible talent live at Tyalgum Hall.


2022 winner, Wallis Amber Ivy With Eyes

Wollumbin Art Award 2022 until 20 November

The Wollumbin Art Award (WAA), named after the mountain that the Tweed Regional Gallery overlooks, celebrates the calibre and diversity of artists of the region. The exhibition showcases an impressive selection of artworks from shortlisted finalists.


Flying Fish

Tweed Regional Museum – Capturing Nature, 25 October–28 January 

Capturing Nature brings to life a fascinating array of early images and reveals the 19th century Victorian obsession with classification and a deep enthusiasm for all things in the natural world.


Murwillumbah Show

Murwillumbah Show, 4–5 November

Boasting one of the most picturesque showgrounds in Australia, the annual Murwillumbah Show offers a high-level agricultural competition and provides entertainment and education for locals and visitors alike.


Kingscliff Triathlon

Kingscliff Triathlon – 20 November

Set in a picture-perfect coastal destination with a family-friendly course, and combined with Kingy’s laidback atmosphere, it’s easy to see why the Kingy Tri is one of Australia’s favourite multi-sport events!

 

For more details, head to whatsontweed.com.au.


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