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VISITORS WARNED OFF TWEED BEACHES AS LIFEGUARDS LET GO

With four drownings in five years, the Tweed Coast’s surf rescue record is one of the best in the state. But there’s growing concern for swimmers. Read More »

TWEED BRACES FOR FLOODING AS DELUGE CONTINUES

Tweed’s SES has welcomed interstate reinforcements, as rain continues to batter the border region. Almost 100 millimetres of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours, and it’s believed the worst is yet to come.   Read More »

WATER POLICE CONVERGE ON TWEED

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Water Police from Sydney were out in force around the Tweed today. They were checking boaties are staying safe on the water over Easter. Read More »

CROSS-BORDER MOU PROMISES BIGGER, BETTER EVENTS

Tourism boards on the Tweed and the Southern Gold Coast have decided not to let the border come between them. Today, they signed an MOU, agreeing to work together, to cash in on massive numbers of tourists taking advantage of local events and attractions.   Read More »

NEAR DROWNING ON TWEED SPARKS CALLS FOR MORE LIFEGUARDS

A near tragedy at Salt Beach Casuarina at the weekend has lifeguards calling for more patrols across the Tweed Coast.   Read More »

NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL TO PUT MURWILLUMBAH ON THE MAP

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A new country and roots music festival is coming to the Tweed. With some of Australia’s biggest names, organisers hope it’ll boost tourism and promote local performers. Read More »

GEOFF PROVEST CONFIDENT HE’LL HOLD TWEED

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Despite the predicted swing to Labor, The Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest was quietly confident today about retaining his seat. And there was an awkward last minute inconvenience for another candidate. Read More »

TWEED FARMER ON TRACK TO BREED DISEASE RESISTANT BANANAS

With far north Queensland’s banana industry gripped by the devastating Panama Disease, farmers here on the border have had a breakthrough that could dramatically change the industry. A Murwillumbah grower believes he’s found a breed of bananas that is disease-resistant.   Read More »

WOMAN CHARGED OVER MURWILLUMBAH STABBING

A woman’s been charged with attempted murder,¬†over the stabbing of two men in Murwillumbah last year. Jessica Hone Fallon allegedly broke into Michael Martin’s South Murwillumbah apartment, stabbing him in the face, as well as attacking another man. Police allege she had accepted payment to kill Mr Martin. A month later, Mr Martin was found dead at the same apartment. Police say they’re still looking for the person responsible for Mr Martin’s murder…and are looking to see if there’s a link between the two incidents. Fallon faced Parramatta Local Court today…she was remanded in custody, to return next month. Read More »

BRING ON THE BARRELS! CYCLONE SWELL A SURFING PLAYGROUND

With the heaviest rainfalls peaking today, locals in flood-prone parts of the Tweed were on edge. The soggy situation was a downside for some…but further north, surfers saw the silver lining. Read More »

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