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High risk vehicles to be stopped and checked for fire ants at NSW Qld border

The detection of Red Imported Fire Ants at South Murwillumbah has seen a quick response from the Department of Primary Industries who have now started their next wave of operation in response. 

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Retro video games to vintage dolls – experience an entertainment journey through the ages

GAME ON is coming to the Tweed Regional Museum and will give kids and adults alike a chance to...

Can’t help myself

Heard while passing a young couple anxiously looking east from top of the lighthouse walk: Where are they? There...

Tweed fire ants may be eradicated but more will come, says professor

An entomology professor says authorities are likely to eradicate a Red Imported Fire Ant outbreak in the Tweed Shire but the invasive species will reach the Northern Rivers again.

Direct action – antidote to despair

The truth about climate change is alarming to say the least. But I was heartened over the weekend of November 25 and 26 to hear it discussed with great clarity and nuance at the Rising blockade of the Newcastle's coal port.

Kirtan and Sacred Music

House of Bliss is proud to present its 10th Kirtan and Sacred Music Festival this Saturday at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Pub’s live music under pressure

Just two weeks after NSW Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy, John Graham, released ‘Vibrancy Reforms’ to ‘encourage businesses to innovate and put on live performance by giving them certainty’, the Eltham Hotel had noise restrictions placed on them by Liquor and Gaming NSW.

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Overnight lane closures Pacific Motorway, Tweed Heads

Greenway Drive overpass will have lane closures overnight from Sunday 19 November to Thursday 23 November for maintenance work. 

Police issue alert for missing Tweed Heads man

Tweed Byron police say 27-year-old Neckole Gulmatico hasn’t been since since 10.00am on Thursday 9 November  around Keith Compton Drive in Tweed Heads.

Tweed Byron police release image of suspected cold case murderer

Tweed-Byron Police District detectives have released a COMFIT image of a man suspected of murdering another man in Tweed Heads more than two decades ago.

safeTALK workshops during Mental Health Month

The loss of a son will see a Murwillumbah mother pass along skills she learned in the aftermath in the hope that people can see the signs and help their loved ones in times of mental health crises.

Weed exit and smiley koalas get support

Weed and smiley koalas were on the minds of Tweed Shire Councillors and staff at last week’s council meeting.

Woman charged over alleged armed robbery – Tweed Heads

A woman will appear in court today charged over the alleged armed robbery of a man at Tweed Heads earlier this week.

It all began in Lismore and Ballina – celebrating 50 years of local libraries

Libraries are not just a place to get a book they are so much more...

Busy week for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been called to multiple rescues and hospital transfers throughout the Northern Rivers in the last week.

Council defers decision on controversial Tweed Heads DA

The controversial clearing of the 60 Tringa Street development site in Tweed Heads was once again back before Tweed Shire Council last night where they were seeking to ‘modify the current consent’.

Legacy development and manufactured home estates on Tweed Council’s agenda today

This afternoon's Tweed Shire Council meeting will be tackling a number of contentious issues including the development by MAAS at Tringa Street, South Tweed Heads and the onsite building of manufactured homes at 32 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South that had previously been refused. 

Kingscliff hosts largest triathlon since covid

Over 1,600 athletes were in Kingscliff over the weekend to participate in the largest triathlon since covid.

Vale Pam Sonia

Very sadly, local treasure Pam Sonia passed away in Ewingsdale, last Wednesday, December 6. 

Blue-green algae ‘amber alert’ at Lake Ainsworth

As the summer heats up there has been an increase in the blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head and an ‘amber alert' has been flagged by Ballina Shire Council.

Lismore to host National Junior Baseball competition

The biggest junior baseball competition in Australia, which is a feeder into the US World Series will be held in Lismore in May 2024.