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TEEN BRINGS GUN INTO TWEED PUB

A teenager’s been charged overnight after being caught with a sawn off rifle in a Tweed Heads pub. The 17-year-old from Coolangatta was caught by police on a routine patrol inside the Dolphin Hotel. They say he was trying to conceal the weapon inside his pants. “Acting suspiciously at the time. They stopped and spoke to that person and a number of other people at the same time, and the arrest led from there.It’s extremely concerning that these types of weapons are in the community. And we do ask if anyone knows of people who have unregistered firearms or illegally obtained firearms to contact us.” Read More »

SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN CALLED OFF

Police and SES volunteers have this afternoon called off an extensive air and sea search for an elderly man, who reportedly fell into the Tweed River late last night. The man was last seen walking along a path by the Tweed River on Keith Compton Drive by a resident at around 10 o’clock. “He says that he’d taken his eyes off him for a short time and suddenly heard what he describes as a loud splash, and when he looked over he could no longer see the elderly male.” “Our search has been extremely thorough and extensive today. We’ve searched absolutely everywhere that we can search today.” With no sign of the man, emergency workers have reluctantly called off the search. Police say no one matching a description of the man has been reported missing. Anyone with information should contact ... Read More »

50K LIMIT TO PUT THE BRAKES ON ROAD TOLL

If you travel along Kennedy Drive in the Tweed, don’t forget to hit the brakes. On Friday, Council reduced the speed limit from 60 to 50 kilometres per hour on the stretch between Minjumbal Drive and Gollan Drive. Council says Kennedy Drive has one of the worst crash histories in the area. It’s hoped the reduced speed limit will help lower the Tweed’s road toll. Read More »

TWEED HOMELESS CRISIS SPIRALLING OUT OF CONTROL

The Tweed already has one of the highest rates of homelessness per capita in New South Wales – Now welfare groups fear the number is about to explode. But, it seems, not even support services can agree on what needs to be done to stop the downward spiral. Read More »

QUEENSLAND RABBIT OWNERS STILL UNINFORMED

Six months after anti-rabbit signs appeared on the Queensland -New South Wales border more people are aware the animals are illegal in Queensland. But the RSPCA says dozens of illegal animals are surrendered by uninformed pet owners each week. Read More »

CRICKET GREATS DESCEND ON TWEED FOR MASTERS

Former Aussie cricketers have arrived in Tweed Heads, for a Masters Tour. They’ll play T-20 matches against local teams. “I think a few of the older guys are always a little bit worried about maybe some tearaway quicks that might be in the opposition .” It starts tomorrow. Read More »

TWEED COUNCIL WARNS: SWIMMERS BEWARE

A warning to Tweed Heads swimmers, the Jack Evans Boat Harbour is off limits, following a bloom of blue-green algae. Scientists say the small algal particles will remain in the water for several weeks. “Can be up to two or three weeks. And it basically just migrates from the tropics all the way down to Sydney.” It can be harmful to humans and animals, causing an allergic reaction on the skin. Swimmers are urged to keep out of the water until Council’s ‘no swimming’ signs are removed. Read More »

TWEED COUNCIL HAS HIGH HOPES FOR CBD SKYSCRAPERS

The Tweed Heads CBD is developing outward, rather than upward, with only a small number of high rise buildings in the area. But all that could change in the coming years, with 18 sites across Tweed Heads zoned for developments above 35 metres. A prospect eliciting mixed feelings from locals. Read More »

TWEED COMMUNITY COULD REDESIGN THE SKYLINE

Tweed Shire Council’s considering allowing members of the public to design the Tweed CBD’s skyline. It’s keen for public feedback on a proposed policy would see all highrise developers determine their designs through a mandatory architectural competition. Read More »

TWEED CRIME RATES DOWN DESPITE BIKIE FEARS

It was a claim often made as the Queensland Government cracked down on bikies – that gangs would head south of the border. But after several months of the tough new laws, crime rates on the Tweed have actually dropped. Read More »

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