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COMMUNITY OF TORRYBURN STILL ISOLATED AFTER STORM

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It could be another three weeks before residents of Torryburn, near Gresford, are given a way out, after floodwater swept away the village’s only bridge. While a little ingenuity has allowed fresh supplies to be delivered, many locals feel they’ve been forgotten. Read More »

COMMUNITY PROGRAM A HIT IN PORT MACQUARIE

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If you’ve driven past Port Macquarie’s Town Beach recently, you would have noticed an unusual sight. An eight-metre high slide has been installed as part of council’s Summer Activation Program. It’s one of many free activities on offer, that also includes beach cricket, art and surfing lessons. “It’s really about getting our people out to connect with other people, and bring our community together in our local places and doing some fun activities” It’s estimated more than 400 people are taking part in the free activities every day.   (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

HOPES FOR ‘CENTRAL PARK’ ON KINGSCLIFF WATERFRONT

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Tweed Council is seeking federal funding, to bring to life what’s being dubbed ‘Central Park’ at Kingscliff. If the plan goes ahead, half the tourist park on Kingscliff’s waterfront will be bulldozed to make room for the 10,000 square metre space beside the Community Hall. The $20-million project will be funded in part by Council. But it’ll need a $10-million commitment from the federal government to make the plan a reality. Read More »

ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MUDGEERABA SHOW

Over two days, tens of thousands of locals and tourists celebrated country and city life at the Mudgeeraba Show. Read More »

WISE WORDS FROM FORMER TITANS STAR TO YOUNG GUNS

Young league players from remote parts of Queensland got to train with an idol at Bond University today. Former Titan Scott Prince gave advice to the rural and indigenous schoolboys on footy, getting an education and achieving your dreams. “Shared some positive messages in terms of on-field stuff and being a great role model off the field I think is really important as well” “He was a boy from Mount Isa and all us boys grew up in small communities, so that’s a really inspiration for us” The teens are competing in the Confraternity Carnival, a state-wide schools competition. Read More »

RELAY FOR LIFE

There were a lot of Gold Coasters with sore feet this morning, after a marathon overnight effort for the Relay for Life. Hundreds raised funds and showed their support for those battling cancer. Read More »

COMMUNITIES UNITE TO CLOSE THE GAP

Local Healthcare professionals today pledged their commitment to improving indigenous health. Tweed and Gold Coast communities came together for National ‘Closing the Gap’ Day, to celebrate progress, and remind everyone there’s a long way to go. Read More »

HINKLER DRIVE RESIDENTS CALL FOR SPEED CAMERA

Worongary locals have had enough of speeding drivers who use their streets to escape the M-One crawl. They fear a tragedy will occur, unless something is done to slow people down. But residents and business owners don’t believe a fixed speed camera is the answer. Read More »

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