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Stop Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

A leaked report revealed that the independent report from the Natural Resources Commission’s to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires had been ignored.

No by-elections during this Tweed Council term

Tuesday's Tweed Council meeting's second order of business was to decide if a by-election should take place if a councillor could not continue in their elected role. 

Mullum Fire and Rescue team needs you

It’s a rare opportunity to join the Mullumbimby 388 Fire Station Fire and Rescue team with recruitment only taking place every four to five years.

Tweed Shire Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

The first meeting of the new Tweed Shire Council took place yesterday afternoon with the induction of the seven elected councillors and the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. 

Unvaccinated? You’re up to 17.5 times more likely to end up in ICU

Before the latest free for all approach to the management of the COVID-19 virus a big part of the conversation was about flattening the curve and vaccination was one part of that strategy for good reason.

Looking to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

Ocean Shores Pharmacy has managed to scrape together some extra doses of vaccines and boosters and have opened up extra days to make them available. But they are asking everyone to use the online app to fill out the pre-screening form prior to their appointment.

Winners of the Ballina Shire Council elections announced

Ballina Shire Council for the upcoming two years has now been determined with no Labor candidates getting elected and three of recently elected Mayor Sharon Cadwallader’s team members being elected.

The seven councillors for the new Tweed Shire Council announced

At 11am this morning the button was pressed to calculate the votes and preferences of Tweed Shire voters and determine who the lucky seven councillors would be who were elected to represent them for the next two years. 

Tweed Shire Council election counting continues with final results on Tuesday

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.

Mullum’s Shedding Community seek new digs

Mullumbimby’s Shedding Workshop has been supporting locals for the last three years with their inclusive carpentry and building workshops and events, but now they need a new home.

A piece of Aussie film on offer for charity 

Puberty Blues: It is a quintessentially Australian coming-of-age movie, staring Nell Schofield, which called into question the roles and behaviours of young people in Australian culture. 

Fingal Head reserve to be handed to Aboriginal Land Council

In a NSW first the Tweed Byron Aboriginal Land Council has been handed the management of the culturally significant land at Fingal Head, the 2.3-hectare Fingal Head reserve.

Di chalks up over 44 years of education

For almost 45 years, Dianne Davison has looked after, and out for, children in Mullumbimby. Finally, she has decided it is time to say goodbye.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Firefighters receive lifetime membership

During the 2019–20 Black Summer fires, we were reminded what a vital and important role the volunteers of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) play both in fighting fires, and bringing the community together. 

Pryce Allsop seeks reelection for Tweed Council

Cr Pryce Allsop was a Conservative member of the previous Tweed Shire Council and hails from Murwillumbah.

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.

Secret report reveals government ignored advice to stop logging after Black Summer fires

Following a leaked report it has become clear that independent advice to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires was ignored.

Nesting boxes help keep wildlife safe

While many locals are being driven out of their homes by increasing rents and a shrinking housing supply, the dwindling forests of the region have created the need to increase Wildbnb – that is, nest boxes for the struggling wildlife.

Stop Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

A leaked report revealed that the independent report from the Natural Resources Commission’s to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires had been ignored.

No by-elections during this Tweed Council term

Tuesday's Tweed Council meeting's second order of business was to decide if a by-election should take place if a councillor could not continue in their elected role. 

Mullum Fire and Rescue team needs you

It’s a rare opportunity to join the Mullumbimby 388 Fire Station Fire and Rescue team with recruitment only taking place every four to five years.

Tweed Shire Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

The first meeting of the new Tweed Shire Council took place yesterday afternoon with the induction of the seven elected councillors and the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. 

Unvaccinated? You’re up to 17.5 times more likely to end up in ICU

Before the latest free for all approach to the management of the COVID-19 virus a big part of the conversation was about flattening the curve and vaccination was one part of that strategy for good reason.

Looking to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

Ocean Shores Pharmacy has managed to scrape together some extra doses of vaccines and boosters and have opened up extra days to make them available. But they are asking everyone to use the online app to fill out the pre-screening form prior to their appointment.

Winners of the Ballina Shire Council elections announced

Ballina Shire Council for the upcoming two years has now been determined with no Labor candidates getting elected and three of recently elected Mayor Sharon Cadwallader’s team members being elected.

The seven councillors for the new Tweed Shire Council announced

At 11am this morning the button was pressed to calculate the votes and preferences of Tweed Shire voters and determine who the lucky seven councillors would be who were elected to represent them for the next two years. 

Tweed Shire Council election counting continues with final results on Tuesday

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.

Mullum’s Shedding Community seek new digs

Mullumbimby’s Shedding Workshop has been supporting locals for the last three years with their inclusive carpentry and building workshops and events, but now they need a new home.

A piece of Aussie film on offer for charity 

Puberty Blues: It is a quintessentially Australian coming-of-age movie, staring Nell Schofield, which called into question the roles and behaviours of young people in Australian culture. 

Fingal Head reserve to be handed to Aboriginal Land Council

In a NSW first the Tweed Byron Aboriginal Land Council has been handed the management of the culturally significant land at Fingal Head, the 2.3-hectare Fingal Head reserve.

Di chalks up over 44 years of education

For almost 45 years, Dianne Davison has looked after, and out for, children in Mullumbimby. Finally, she has decided it is time to say goodbye.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Firefighters receive lifetime membership

During the 2019–20 Black Summer fires, we were reminded what a vital and important role the volunteers of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) play both in fighting fires, and bringing the community together. 

Pryce Allsop seeks reelection for Tweed Council

Cr Pryce Allsop was a Conservative member of the previous Tweed Shire Council and hails from Murwillumbah.

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.

Secret report reveals government ignored advice to stop logging after Black Summer fires

Following a leaked report it has become clear that independent advice to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires was ignored.

Nesting boxes help keep wildlife safe

While many locals are being driven out of their homes by increasing rents and a shrinking housing supply, the dwindling forests of the region have created the need to increase Wildbnb – that is, nest boxes for the struggling wildlife.
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