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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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Roll up! Roll up! Behind the scenes with Spaghetti Circus

Spaghetti Circus Inc. is one of Australia’s leading youth circuses and has been an energetic, vibrant and colourful part of the Byron Shire for 30 years from when it was founded by Leonie Mills OAM in 1992. Every week, Spaghetti’s diverse team of coaches train more than 220 children and adults from their Mullumbimby Showground home. 

NSW Greens commit to Truth and Treaty to mark 235 years since invasion

The Greens have announced their plans for Truth-telling, Treaty and dedicated seats in both houses of the NSW Parliament ahead of the 235th anniversary of British invasion in NSW. 

Lennox’s Ollie Sharpe heading to NSW Surf Life Saving Country Charge

Defending Open Iron champion, 17-year-old Ollie Sharpe and his club, Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC, is preparing to lead the charge for the smaller clubs at the 2023 Oakberry Acai NSW Country Championships.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Editorial – Quick! Tax the wich and tax them, vewy wuffly

Oxfam delivered a stark message in its current annual report, Survival of the Richest, which focuses on global wealth distribution and inequality.

Man charged over sexual assault – Bondi Beach

NSW Police say that after a report was made in the Tweed/Byron district, a man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in Sydney’s east last year.

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Tweed councillor spat sparked by ‘elite’ tennis-club loan

Outgoing Tweed mayor Gary Bagnall claims he was under pressure to sign council documents for a controversial $100,000 interest-free loan to an elite tennis club when he snapped at a fellow councillor who has since taken the spat to police and the courts.

Tweed council spat ‘stretches thin blue line’

The laying of a police complaint by a Tweed shire councillor against a political opponent after last Thursday’s mayoral-election meeting has been described as the ‘Tweed’s biggest ever dummy spit’.

Tweed elects its first Greens mayor

Tweed shire has its first Greens mayor after Cr Katie Milne’s name was drawn out of a box in a surprise election ballot earlier tonight (Thursday).

Numbers stacked against Tweed’s fighting mayor

Tweed mayor Gary Bagnall, who faces an uphill battle next week to retain his role in the top job, says he fears for the future of local government in the shire if his pro-development opponents take the reins of power.

Koala-gate debate brings out good, bad and ugly

Joan Doris, Nerang.It was appalling when the proposal for the removal of the koala protection gates at Black Rocks was discussed. After several very comprehensive, sensible and informative presentations by community members were presented the handling of this very important issue by some of the councillors was deplorable.

Bagnall no ‘yes minister’

David Norris, Pottsville. It is a cause for celebration that Tweed Shire mayor Gary Bagnall is not a 'business-as-usual' man. In fact, in his personal life he is a very successful ethical businessman.

Tweed mayor says Nats gagged him over CSG

Tweed mayor Gary Bagnall has launched a scathing attack on state MP Geoff Provest and deputy premier Troy Grant, accusing the two National Party politicians of trying to gag him over his stand against coal-seam gas (CSG) mining.

Murwillumbah showground set to take in campers

Murwillumbah’s historic showground is set to be opened up for overnight camping for caravans and recreational vehicles (RVs) in a bid to boost tourism to the town and surrounding hinterland villages.

New Tweed mayor keen to give his best ‘as a team’

Tweed shire has a new mayor and deputy mayor, with Cr Gary Bagnall elected to the top role for the next 12 months after an extraordinary meeting last night.

Tweed mayor challenged for top role

Tweed Cr Barry Longland’s three-year term as mayor looks set to end next week with one of his factional colleagues challenging for the role.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.